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First Listen: Nicki Minaj Drops A Pop Ballad Song Titled ‘Pills N Potions’

"I get high off your memory"

Nicki Minaj has just released a new song titled Pills N Potions and as you can hear below, the sound of this track may not be what you might expect to come from the rapper turned actress turned singer. Pills N Potions is a pop ballad, plain and simple. The song starts out like a Sia song and then offers a bit of Nicki‘s traditional rap style in the verses. We know that Nicki has a new album titled The Pink Print due out this year … have a listen below to get your first taste of that album by way of this new song. More »

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FIRST LISTEN: Mariah Carey’s New Album ‘Me. I Am Mariah . . . The Elusive Chanteuse’ Is Now Streaming In Full

OMG!!!

We are a week away from the release FINALLY of Mariah Carey‘s new album Me. I Am Mariah … The Elusive Chanteuse and in an effort to not make her faithful lambs wait a second longer to hear her new music, Mimi has made the album available for hearing IN FULL on iTunes Radio. You’ll need to have access to iTunes either on your computer or on your mobile phone to hear Me. I Am Mariah in full but people, WHAT ARE YOU WAIING FOR?! The album opens with the slow jam Cry which is Mariah‘s way of taking us to CHURCH before she unleashes the power and fierce fury of the rest of her album. Damn. Mimi‘s got a HIT on her hands with The Elusive Chanteuse. Have a listen RIGHT NOW of the album that YOU’RE GONNA WANNA BUY when it is released next Tuesday May 27. Enjoy.

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First Look: Here Are The Opening Credits For ‘Girl Meets World’

Plus, hear the theme song in FULL
'Take On the World'

Earlier this month we learned that the much-anticipated Boy Meets World spin-off series Girl Meets World will be premiering on The Disney Channel on June 27 (with a few ways to watch the premiere episode early online) … but if you don’t want to wait to get your first look and listen of the show’s theme song, then do I have a treat for you. The opening credits sequence for Girl Meets World has been released for our viewing pleasure which also gives us our first taste of the show’s theme song, Take On the World, which is sung by two young stars of the show Rowan Blanchard and Sabrina Carpenter. Click the video embedded above to watch the opening credits for Girl Meets World then click below to hear the theme song Take On the World in full. More »

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Listen: William Orbit Releases A COMPLETELY NEW, AMAZING Version Of ‘Alien’ By Britney Spears

Don't call it a Remix

Oh wow … you’ve got to listen to this … William Orbit, the man responsible for the could’ve been brilliant song Alien on Britney Spears‘s most recent album Britney Jean has just released a new version of the track that completely reimagines the song — in tone, in style, in production — everything. As you may know, will.i.am — as the album’s executive producer — had final say in how the songs turned out on the album and many feel that Orbit‘s Alien could’ve sounded so much better without will.i.am‘s influence. This new version of the song proves that fact. Trust me, you’re gonna wanna listen to William Orbit‘s version of Alien by Britney Spears below. More »

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First Listen: Mariah Carey Releases The Studio Version Of ‘You Don’t Know What To Do (Featuring Wale)’

"Basically boy ..."

Last Friday, Mariah Carey debuted her new song You Don’t Know What to Do during a live performance on the Today show and today, we get to hear the studio version of the track in full. You Don’t Know What to Do, which features Wale on guest vocals, was officially released to radio today and while I enjoyed the live performance of the song last week, I am in LUST with the studio version of the song. This is a classic Mariah sound in a brand new song. Have a listen below and love along with me. More »

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Watch: Miley Cyrus & The Flaming Lips Perform ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds’ By The Beatles

#NotBad
Ode to the Beatles

Back in March we learned that Miley Cyrus teamed up with Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips to record a cover of the Beatles song Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. Last night, during her concert stop in Manchester, England, Miley and The Flaming Lips performed Lucy in front of her screaming audience of fans. To be honest, I wasn’t sure what to make of the news that Miley would be covering the Beatles but after hearing this performance … I guess I’m kind of impressed. I’d have to hear the studio version to make a better determination but this live performance turned out pretty sweet. Check out the video above and see what you think of Miley and The Lips‘s cover of this Beatles classic.

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‘Billboard’ Magazine Teases A New Song From A Mysterious Artist

Who can it be now?

Billboard magazine got their hands on a snippet of a NEW song by an artist that they cannot name. The song has a heavy disco sound, which they say sounds like a Daft Punk track, and is set for release in the near future. There are a number of artists that I can think of working on new music right now — Madonna, for one — so it’s possible that this song tease might be from a big name artist. I suppose it’s also possible that the song might come from a newcomer so … have a listen below and see what you think of this mysterious new song. More »

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First Listen: Danity Kane Drops A HOT New Song Titled ‘Lemonade’

Quench your THIRST right here

Back in January we got to hear the “comeback single” by Danity Kane titled Bye Baby and while that song didn’t really set the airwaves on fire we get to hear today DK‘s new song Lemonade which is a SICK new song. Lemonade features Tyga on guest vocals and, honestly, is the best song that Danity Kane has released in years … possibly, the best song of their career. I am a HUGE fan of the DK single Damaged (from their Welcome to the Dollhouse album which came out in 2008) but Lemonade has just become my fave DK song of all time. Have a listen. More »

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First Listen: Mariah Carey Debuts Her New Song ‘You Don’t Know What To Do’ On The ‘Today’ Show

With a little help from Wale
The Premiere

The Today show kicked off it’s annual Toyota Summer Concert Series this morning and they asked Mariah Carey to be the first performer of the series. In addition to her hit songs Touch My Body and Always Be My Baby, Mimi debuted a new song titled You Don’t Know What to Do from her forthcoming new album Me. I Am Mariah … The Elusive Chanteuse. MC had a little help from rapper Wale during her performance today and, honestly, I really love the song. Click the video above to watch Mariah Carey and Wale perform You Don’t Know What To Do and then click below to watch Mimi‘s performances of Touch My Body and Always Be My Baby. More »

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First Listen: American Hi-Fi Is Back With A New Album & A New Single

'Allison' is the first single from 'Blood & Lemonade'
The Return

American Hi-Fi, the band that brought us the infectious song Flavor of the Weak way back in 2001, is back with a new album titled Blood & Lemonade due out in September. The first single from the album, Allison, has been released for our listening pleasure now and can be heard in full above. I have LOVED American Hi-Fi ever since the band released their first album all those years ago. Lead singer Stacy Jones was the drummer for Letters to Cleo and then Veruca Salt before he started his own band. In recent years, he’s been the music director and drummer for Miley Cyrus‘s touring band (but I don’t really hold that against him). Click below to see the cover art for Blood & Lemonade. More »

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