Learning from the Bestney
Jennifer Lopez is a pretty big pop star in her own right but when she wants to go to a show to see how it’s done to learn from the very best, she makes her way to Las Vegas to see our dear Britney Spears live in concert in her Britney: Piece of Me show at the Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino. J. Lo was spotted in the crowd at Britney‘s show this weekend and, naturally, fans made sure to snap lots of photos and upload them instantly to Instagram. Have a look below. More »
We are SO not ready.
When I saw that Jaden Smith’s music had made it to Paste Magazine the other day, my heart kinda sunk to the floor. THIS KID IS EVERYWHERE NOW, OFFICIALLY. So today I caved, and finally listened to the track I’d been hearing some buzz about, Melancholy, in which Jaden raps over the 1973 Pink Floyd song, Breathe. Okay. Fine. If I forget all of my feelings about Jaden Smith, I can appreciate the song and lyrics. But now Jaden is reminding me of why I feel the way I feel about him, with a recent announcement regarding 2-3 unreleased rap albums that will, apparently, shut down the whole rap game until FOR-E-VER. Click inside for more!
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It's a good day for Gwen fans
Earlier today we got our FIRST LISTEN of Gwen Stefani‘s new solo song Baby Don’t Lie and right now, we get to hear more new music from Gwen. Calvin Harris has released a short teaser of his new song Together which features Stefani on guest vocals. Much like Maroon 5‘s collab with Gwen, My Heart Is Open, this new Calvin Harris song (from what I can discern from this preview clip) sounds much, much better with Gwen‘s vocals. Have a listen above and get a second helping of new Gwen Stefani music for the day.
"If you really need me ..."
It’s been a few weeks since Ariana Grande released her collab with The Weeknd, Love Me Harder, so it’s about time we get the now-standard lyric video accompaniment. While we wait for the official music video to hit the Internets, let’s bide our time with this just-released lyric video. Do you know all the words yet?
And she looked great!
Way back in February, Missy Elliott promised that her new album was “imminent” but here we are 8 months later and … nada. BUT, Missy did hop on stage Thursday night to perform at the launch party for Alexander Wang X H&M. Missy, as you can see in the photos presented in this gallery, showed off a slimmer look and from the look of that smile she flashed all night long, it appears she is loving life right now. It’s so great to see Missy performing again but that album? Yeah, I want it already!
The TV Guide
Last night I attended the first of two Lana Del Rey concerts at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery and I am happy to report that it was a practically perfect show in every single way. The last time I saw LDR, she played a show last spring in the truly awful Shrine Auditorium and while I enjoyed her performance, the always terrible venue was enough to mar the experience. LDR in a cemetery is the way life is supposed to be. My only complaint about the show was how short it was … but for the time that Lana was on stage doing her thing, the night was pure bliss. More »
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The Comeback Single
It has been a veritable lifetime since Gwen Stefani last released solo music and just a few weeks ago, we learned that she was putting the finishing touches on a new solo album. Today we get to hear the FIRST bit of new music that Gwen has released in 6 years … today we get to hear her brand new song Baby Don’t Lie. The song, I understand, was co-written by Benny Blanco (who worked with Kesha when she was Ke$ha and our dear Britney Spears) and Ryan Tedder of One Republic (which is evident when you hear the music). The song is more mid-tempo that I would’ve guessed but it is a crazy infectious song at first listen. The song will be available for download on iTunes in seconds, I’m sure (on Monday, to be exact). I gotta know … what do you think?
UPDATE: Should the embed above stop working, you can hear Baby Don’t Lie here:
"We ain't doin' no type of stressin'"
The don Fat Joe has released the music video for his new single Stressin’ and as you can hear and see above, the song and video feature the luminous Diva Latina Jennifer Lopez. Joe and J. Lo have collaborated before, to much success, so I’m not at all surprised that the duo have teamed up again for a new track. There’s a deffo early ’00s vibe to the video and I have to say, Fat Joe looks amazing! This is a fun song and a fun video. What do you think?
Late last month, Fergie Ferg officially released the audio of her comeback single LA Love (La La) and, in the process, asked fans to submit photos of themselves making the LA sign with their fingers. She also asked for fans to submit photos they have taken of or with Fergie over the years. Those photos have been complied into a fun lyric video for LA Love (La La) which you can check out above. I am still really loving this new song so I’m happy to share this new video with all y’all. If you happened to submit a photo for possible inclusion, watch the video above carefully to see if you made the cut.
A Social Experiment
Grammy Award-winning singer Erykah Badu decided to see how much money she could make from performing on the streets of NYC without people knowing who she is and she ended up making less than $4.00. The entire thing was recorded and you can watch the video in full below. Had people recognized that it was Badu performing, she likely would’ve gotten more attention … and maybe more money (tho, if I saw Erykah Badu performing on the street, I wouldn’t have given her any money assuming that she wasn’t performing for donations). Click below and see how this little social experiment played out. More »
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