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Listen: Drake Releases A New Song That May Contain A Few Rihanna References

'Days in the East'

Drake, Drizzy, Aubrey Graham — whatever you like to call him — just dropped a new song on the Interwebs titled Days in the East and a careful listen to the lyrics of the slowish jam seems to reveal that Drake is making reference to his reportedly ladylove Rihanna. While the title may be a reference to the Scarborough district on the East side of Toronto, he does sing about “waking up in Amsterdam with the boy” (he and Rihanna spent a bit of time in Amsterdam together recently) and also sings “ain’t the first time cause I’ve lost you before” which seems to make reference to the fact that he and Ri Ri were involved before. Click below to hear the song in full and see if you can hear any shout-outs to Rihanna. More »

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Listen: Janelle Monaé Puts Her Spin On The David Bowie Song ‘Heroes’

#FUTBOLNOW

The utterly and completely amazing Janelle Monaé has teamed up with Pepsi to record her own unique cover of David Bowie‘s classic song Heroes for use in the cola company’s #FUTBOLNOW campaign. The idea is to celebrate music and futbol (ie. soccer) with an ad campaign that features musicians and global futbol stars. Honestly, I’m not at a all a fan of professional soccer so I’m really only here for Janelle and her inventive take on Bowie‘s song. Click below to hear Janelle Monaé‘s cover of Heroes and see her cameo alongside a few futbol studs in a new commercial for Pepsi. More »

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Watch: This Video Of Tori Amos Talking About Her New Album Is THE ONLY THING YOU NEED TO SEE TODAY

"Every song that's making the album has to resonate with the now"
"All bets are off here. And I needed to experiment."

OMG! Tori Amos just released a short promo video that features her talking about the making of her new album Unrepentant Geraldines and it is soooo amazing, I’m almost weeping from happiness. As you can see above, the video was shot on the set of the photoshoot for her album cover and as you can HEAR, bits of one of the songs on the album is featured in the early part of the video. I can’t quite guess which song it might be but OMG, it sounds PERFECT. The audio of her new single Trouble’s Lament is featured in the middle part of the video as background music to Tori‘s discussion of her album and another new song is used near the end. AHH! She looks amazing, she sounds amazing … I am near death right now. Watch this video … over and over, if need be. The Goddess has returned to us. We are SO not worthy!!

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First Listen: A Snippet Of Michael Jackson’s New Song ‘Xscape’ Has Been Released

"The Best You've Never Heard"
#MJXSCAPE

Yesterday we learned the news that the estate of the late Michael Jackson is readying the release of a new album of previously unreleased songs titled Xscape and today we get our first tiny taste of the album’s title track. Xscape will be the first single released from the album, which is due out on May 13. Click the video above to sample this “new” song. Do you like what you hear?

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First Listen: Alicia Keys & Kendrick Lamar Release ‘It’s On Again’ From ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Soundtrack

"There's no day off for heroes"

Alicia Keys has teamed up with rapper Kendrick Lamar for a new song titled It’s On Again, the first single from the forthcoming soundtrack to The Amazing Spider-Man 2. As we countdown the days until Spider-Man 2 is released in theaters in May, we can also look forward to the release of the film’s motion picture soundtrack. Thus far, the full tracklisting for the soundtrack has yet to be revealed but with the release of this first single, I suspect we’ll be hearing more from the Spidey 2 soundtrack soon. Click below to hear Alicia and Kendrick‘s new song It’s On Again. More »

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First Listen: Tori Amos Releases Her New Single ‘Trouble’s Lament’

"Hey Ginger, Danger's loose behind his wheels"
"Trouble needs a home girls, Trouble needs a home."

Yesterday we got our first look at the cover art for Tori Amos‘s new single Trouble’s Lament, the first from her upcoming new album Unrepentant Geraldines which is due out on May 13. Today we FINALLY get to hear new music from Tori! Click the video embedded above to hear Trouble’s Lament in full and get your first taste of this new era of Tori Amos music. After a few listens (well, about 25, actually), I can honestly say that I am in LOVE with this new song. If this single is representative of the whole album, then I think longtime Tori fans are going to be very happy. The song sounds like it would fit in nicely on Tori‘s masterpiece album Scarlett’s Walk. Have a listen above then click below to read a quote from Tori about the inspiration behind Trouble’s Lament. More »

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‘P. Diddy’ Will Become ‘Puff Daddy’ Again For His New Album ‘MMM’

"You can go to any hood, bet they know me"

Sean P. Diddy Combs has decided that in honor of the release of his firs solo album since 2006 he is going to revert back to his old name as Sean Puff Daddy Combs. Puffy is readying the release of a new album titled MMM and is teasing his new single Big Homie with the preview video you can see below. It’s unclear if this name change will be a permanent one or if Puff Daddy will only exist for the duration of his next music era but it sounds like it might be time to give a Peace the Spork Out to Diddy and welcome back with open arm the original Puff Daddy. More »

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First Listen: Sia Releases A BIG New Pop Song Titled ‘Chandelier’

The famed songwriter keeps a hit for herself
"Help me, I'm holding on for dear life"

Singer/songwriter Sia, who has made a name for herself in recent years for penning MASSIVE pop songs for stars like Beyoncé (Standing on the Sun), Rihanna (Diamonds), Britney Spears (Perfume) and more, has released a new single that she recorded herself. That’s right, Sia finally decided to keep and release one of her big pop songs for herself. The song is titled Chandelier and it can be heard in full by clicking the embed above. If you like what you hear, and I think you will LOVE what you hear, you can head over to iTunes HERE and download a copy of the song for yourselves. Does Chandelier mark a new beginning for Sia’s own singing career? Stay tuned.

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First Listen: Justin Bieber Shares A Snippet Of His New Song ‘Life Is Worth Living’

"So live another day"

Justin Bieber, who has been the talk lately since video of his ridiculous deposition testimony made its way to the Internets this week, appears to be trying to get things back on track with the recording of his next album. JB has been bizzy in the recording studio as of late and today shares with the world a snippet of a new song that he’s working on titled Life Is Worth Living. The Biebs posted this song snippet on his official Instagram profile, but you can hear the clip in full below. More »

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First Listen: Prince & Zooey Deschanel Release Their Song ‘FALLINLOVE2NITE’

As featured last month on 'New Girl'

Remember last month when Prince made a guest appearance on the Fox TV series New Girl on the episode that aired directly after the Super Bowl? If so, you may recall that Prince performed a new song on the show titled FALLINLOVE2NITE and that song featured New Girl star Zooey Deschanel on guest vocals. Today we get to hear FALLINLOVE2NIGHT in full, courtesy of I Heart Radio. Altho we have no information regarding a new album from Prince, it’s very possible that this new track will be featured on Prince‘s new album … er, if there is a new album on the way. Click below, have a listen to Prince‘s duet with Zooey. More »

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