The original 'Barbie Girl' and more!
So, it’s official. I want it to be 1998 again, forever. Like, if I were in Midnight in Paris, that’s the time I’d want to go back to, and I’d stay there and life would be happy. A few #ThrowbackThursdays ago we celebrated 1998 with The Nostalgia Machine. And today I’m feeling hella nostalgic, seeing as how my very first baby took it upon himself to turn 6 years old today. I always see those Now That’s What I Call Music commercials—we are up to Now That’s What I Call Music 51—and today I finally looked up the discography for the for the very first one (at least the first American version). It was released in 1998, which means we are headed back to my favorite year again today. Click inside for 6 (shouts out to my firstborn) of my favorite tracks for the first compilation!
Her new album 'Sucker' is out this fall
Charli XCX, one of the most exciting pop stars around right now (who is NOT getting the solo recognition that she deserves, tbqh), has unleashed a music video for her new single Break The Rules which reminds us that music videos are meant to be fun. In the clip, Charli and her friends go back to school to crash a prom and run into an unruly adult chaperone, played by Rose McGowan. The clip ends with a clever homage to the horror prom movie Carrie which you simply have to see for yourselves. Break The Rules will be featured on Charli‘s upcoming new album Sucker, which hits stores on October 21. According to Charli, she wants this new album to inspire young girls to punk heights:
“I remember when I first began writing it, I wanted to write an album that I would’ve been obsessed with when I was 14. I would love to see a punk revolution, and loads of 14-year-old girls with shaved heads. I would love for girls to be able to celebrate this record.”
I love Charli XCX so much. Her song Boom Clap, from the soundtrack to The Fault in Our Stars, is one of my fave songs of the year thus far … and now I can add Break The Rules to that list as well. Check out the video, fall in love and DO seek out more of Charli‘s music. She is deffo the pop star that you don’t even know you LOVE.
Sponsored by Beats Electronics
Late last month we got our first listen of the new song Bang Bang, which features vocals by Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj (which the ladies performed live at the VMAs last night), and a few days later, we saw a cute photo that was shared from the set of the music video. Last night, the video world premiered at the close of the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards and as you can see above, the video is basically a really colorful commercial for Beats Electronics products. Honestly, product placement like this isn’t really anything new but to me, this video looks more like a commercial than a music video. The song is so dope, tho. Watch the video above, see what you think. Does it make you want to buy a Beats Electronics product? Cuz, now I’m really thinking about that hot pink Beats Pill XL speaker … hmmmm.
Booty, Booty, Booty rockin' everywhere
I don’t know why anyone would need more booty-poppin’ after watching Nicki Minaj‘s Anaconda video, but here! Have some more booty poppin’! Someone thought to create this mashup of Anaconda and Taylor Swift‘s Shake It Off. Enjoy!
The Down 'Low'
Earlier this month, we got our first listen of Juicy J‘s new song Low which features Nicki Minaj on guest vocals. Today we get to see the just-released music video for the track. Unlike Nicki‘s music video for her new single Anaconda (which was released earlier this week — and has already broken a Vevo record), Minaj is focused on rapping in this video rather than showing off her bodacious booty. Click the embed above to watch Juicy and Nicki do their thing as they get Low together.
Hide ya wife, hide ya kids...
I knew I would need some time to process Nicki Minaj‘s Anaconda video, so I put off watching it until just now. My initial reaction? Um. Okay. Wow. Why? Wait, no kids are watching this anywhere, ever right? Okay. Wow. LOL—Drake. Now that I’ve had a moment to think about it, I’ve seen “worse” videos in terms of NSFW-ness, so I thought it’d be fun to count some down. And by “fun” I mean, hide ya wife, hide ya kids, and maybe hide ya self, because some of this stuff is just downright naaastyyy. Click inside for more!
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He's already watched it AT LEAST 37 times
Nicki Minaj unleashed her bootylicious music video for Anaconda a couple of days ago and thus far, the vid has received lots of views. It turns out that Sir Mix-A-Lot himself — whose Baby Got Back sample provides the heart of Nicki‘s track — has watched the video quite a few times and took to Twitter to offer his opinion on what he saw. Curious? Click below to read Mix-A-Lot‘s thoughts on Nicki‘s video … and bubble. More »
Thicka than a Snicka
Here it is … after much teasing, Nicki Minaj has finally released the music video for her new single Anaconda and LAWD have mercy, I’m not sure you’re ready for all this jelly. It’s no secret that Anaconda is an ode to the thickness of a woman with ample assets but when you see how Nicki revels in her abilities … yeah, even I had to shift in my seat a bit. Damn. There is a lot of jiggling, a lot of shaking and a whole lotta sexy going on in this video. Click above and have a look … tho, it should go without saying that the vid is REALLY NSFW. Enjoy.
Back in June we learned that Christian-Pop-turned-Secular-Pop artist Amy Grant was readying the release of her first ever remix album, which is out in stores TODAY! To celebrate, we get to check out the official music video for her Mega Mix single which features DJ Andy 7th Heaven. You may recall that I worked up a pretty epic #ThrowbackThursday post of some of my all-time favorite Amy Grant songs HERE, which you can revisit once you’re done watching this video a few times. Yay, Amy Grant! She’s back! Remixed and ready to conquer the pop charts again!!
"This is more than just a little thing"
Last week, we got our first listen of Hilary Duff‘s newest single All About You and today we get to check out the just-released lyric video for the song. As you can see above, Hilary does appear in this lyric video which, to be honest, looks very much like an official music video … with lyrics. I expect that the official video will be released soon but for now, we can enjoy this vid. I have to say, it’s really great that we have new Hilary Duff music in the world again. It’s great to have her back.