Oh and Pitbull, too
Jennifer Lopez, WHO MAY OR MAY NOT BE COLLABORATING ON NEW MUSIC WITH MISSY ELLIOTT RIGHT NOW BUT WE DON’T KNOW FOR SURE EVEN THO THE LADIES *ARE* HANGING OUT TOGETHER THESE DAYS, is really having a moment right now. In recent weeks, she paid beautiful homage to Selena Quintanilla at the Billboard Latin Music Awards, she slayed the red carpet at the MET Ball Gala, she announced her forthcoming concert residency in Las Vegas, she guests on Jason Derulo‘s new song Try Me and — of course — there are those hints that she may be collaborating on new music with Missy Elliott. Today we see that J. Lo is featured in the music video for Prince Royal‘s new single Back It Up. I can’t say that I’m at all familiar with Prince Royce but as you can see and hear above, Jennifer‘s guest appearance in this video makes it a million times better (even if we have to deal with a guest appearance by Mr. Worldwide himself Pitbull). Check out the embed above and have a look at/listen of Prince Royce‘s collaboration with Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull and see what you think. Does this song sound like it could be a contender for the Song of the Summer?
Follow the Björk
Visionary artist Björk has released the music video for her new single Stonemilker, the latest from her new album Vulnicura, and as you can see above … the woman has managed to outdo herself, yet again. Björk has always pushed the boundaries of her artistic expression from the very start of her career. This time around, Björk has given us the first interactive music video filmed with a 360° camera. As you can see above, Björk moves out of the picture frame and you have to use your computer mouse to follow her. It’s a very simple yet very clever effect. You just never know what you’re going to get when Björk releases a music video project. This video for Stonemilker is brilliant. I am in love.
Co-starring 'Empire's Jussie Smollett
Mariah Carey released back in April her new single Infinity, the first from her new greatest hits album #1 to Infinity. Today we get to see the just-released music video for the track. The video was filmed in Las Vegas and is themed around her new Las Vegas concert residency (which has already gone on hiatus until July), so if you missed seeing the small smattering of shows that have already come and gone, you can kinda sorta get a feel for what you missed by watching this music video. Empire star Jussie Smollett is featured in the video, so that’s another reason to watch … OH, and the song … yet another reason to check out this video. Have a look above, see what you think of Mimi‘s latest music video offering for Infinity.
Sia-penned and beautiful
Back in February, when she was promoting the forthcoming release of her new album Piece By Piece, Kelly Clarkson gave us our first listen of her Sia-penned balled Invincible. Today we learn that Invincible has been released as an official single and we get to check out the just-released music video for the track. As you can see above, the video features Kelly and a group of women all being strong and independent and invincible and stuff as they dance throughout the video. Not only is the theme of this video Girl Power but it also has a heavy theme of diversity as well. I love this song and I love Kelly Clarkson. Check out the video about and see if you love it, too.
OMG SO MUCH BETTER
Thank you sweet baby Jebus for hearing our prayers!! Hilary Duff has *just* released a new version of her music video for her new single Sparks that features NO advertisement for the Tinder dating app that she is really enamored of lately. As you may recall, Hilary released a music video for Sparks earlier this month that was jam-packed with way too many Tinder references, essentially turning the music video into a commercial for the dating app. The new version, embedded above, is all Hilary, all Sparks, NO Tinder … just as the gods intended. I am still obsessed with this song and I am really in love with this video so … please enjoy.
Jenny Lewis FTW!
In late March, singer/songwriter Jenny Lewis teased that she would be paying homage to her child actor appearance on The Golden Girls in the music video for her new single She’s Not Me. Today, we get to see Jenny‘s music video in full and see that she not only references her guest appearance on The Golden Girls (1987) but also her starring roles in the movies Troop Beverly Hills (1989) and The Wizard (1989). Lewis, as you may know, was a kinda successful child actor back in the day but has since become a much more accomplished musician both as a solo artist and as the frontwoman of Rilo Kiley. I love this song, I LOVE her nods to her acting past and I really love Fred Arminsen as GG‘s Sophia Petrillo. This has to be the music video of the year!
The full video is out on Friday
A couple of weeks ago, we learned the horrifying news that Sony Pictures is planning a remake of the 1996 movie The Craft which has upset quite a few people, including The Craft actress Fairuza Balk. Around the time of that announcement, I learned that the British pop group Little Mix was readying the release of a music video for their new single Black Magic which is supposed to be themed around the original movie The Craft. Today, we get our first look at the music video for Black Magic that deffo has some witchy vibes … have a look below. More »
Posted under: 'Black Magic', Little Mix
An industrious fan decided to take the new music video for Britney Spears‘s new single Pretty Girls, which features Iggy Azalea on guest (c)rap vocals, and give it a LEGO make-over … and the results are utterly and completely brilliant. As you can see above, the video is a scene-by-scene recreation of the Pretty Girls video but with LEGO figures and building blocks. I about died when the short hair version of Britney first appeared at the car wash … then did, in fact, fall down #DEAD during the final dance scene in the club (Her hair! I can’t!!). As much fun as the original video is, I think this LEGO version is pretty damn great, too. Have a look, fall in love.
"FIND YOUR SOUND. FIND YOUR FUTURE."
So … Zac Efron has a new movie coming out this summer but it’s not THIS movie that he has been filming lately with Robert de Niro that will feature a LOT of nekkid flesh. No, the movie that Zac will be starring in this summer is titled We Are Your Friends and it tells the tale of a down-and-out kid from the Valley named Cole Carter who wants to grow up to be a superstar DJ like Calvin Harris. Yes, this is really the plot of this feature length film. As you can see in the trailer embedded above, this movie will feature all of the usual things that you see in any given rags to riches story but with DJs. When I first heard that this movie was being filmed last year, directed by Max Joseph (of Catfish fame), I was under the impression that the story would be more … substantial. I mean, I get that I’m not the target audience for this movie and it very well may be a huge success but, yeah, this movie just doesn’t look very good to me. What do you think? Do you want to see Zac try to become a superstar DJ in We Are Your Friends? If so, you can see the movie in full when it opens on August 28.
Yesterday we got to see Nicki Minaj‘s new music video for her song Feelin’ Myself, which features Beyoncé on guest vocals, and today we get to see a bunch of fun behind the scenes photos from the music video shoot. As is evident in the video itself, Nicki and Bey filmed the video in Palm Springs, CA right around the time that the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival took place last month and, as is also evident, the BFFs looked FADED as you know what in the video. Haha. These behind the scenes photos are really fun … you can see more of them HERE.