And they did a damn good job, too
Last season, the pop group Fifth Harmony failed to win The X Factor here in the US but they managed to eke out a fairly successful career in music (thus far) anyways. This week the girls performed a brilliant cover of the Spice Girls smash hit Wannabe and as you can see in the video embedded above, they more than did the song justice. The video quality isn’t great but the sound is good enough to show how Spicy Fifth Harmony can be :) This is a great video, please enjoy.
Posted under: 'Wannabe', Fifth Harmony
A Film by Beyoncé Knowles
Earlier this year, Beyoncé debuted her documentary film Life is But a Dream on HBO and today we learn that the film is going to be released on DVD next month. To promote the DVD release, a video trailer has been released that features a portion of a new song titled God Made You Beautiful. As I understand it, this song is exclusive to this release and is only available to folks who purchase the DVD. Check out the embed above to hear a portion of God Made You Beautiful and be reminded of just how entertaining Bey‘s documentary film still is. Are you planning to pick up a DVD copy of Life is But a Dream?
Ariana as Juliet
Ariana Grande, the young pop star who exists on Earth to try and snatch the wig of Mariah Carey, just released a music video for her new single Right There (which features Big Sean on guest vocals). As you can see in the embed above, the video for Right There is Romeo and Juliet-themed and it features Patrick Schwarzenegger in the role of Romeo. HMMM. I’m guessing that Scott Eastwood was otherwise occupied so they had to go with son of famous celebrity #2 instead. Check out the video for Right There above to see how cute Ariana is as Juliet and see what you think of the video overall. I love the song, for sure, the video? Well … YOU tell me :)
A Match Made in Heaven <3
Back in September we learned that my girl Hustle Roses teamed up with Brad Walsh for the runway music for Christian Siriano‘s Spring/Summer ’14 fashion show at NY Fashion Week. Today we get to see the music video for the pairs cover of Manu Chao‘s songs Bongo Bong and Je Ne T’aime Plus. Hustle Roses made her way to NY earlier this month to film the video, which world premiered on Idolator earlier today. I’ve been slightly obsessed with this song for weeks now so I’m excited to see that a music video was made for the track. Click the embed above to watch. The video and song are too fab for words. Please enjoy.
The TV Guide
Last night I made my way to the Staples Center in downtown LA to see Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar in concert. The pair played Staples over the weekend but that show sold out so fast that they had to add a second show. Last night was my chance to see Kanye live with his own solo show and I have to admit, he put on a pretty spectacular performance. Kendrick got the party started with his rousing opening set then Kanye took to the stage to present his vision for his show. And I loved every minute of the entire night. More »
"I'm out for the count"
Last month we got to hear Justin Timberlake‘s new single TKO, taken from The 20/20 Experience Part 2, and today we get to check out the just-released music video. As you can see in the embed above, JT gets into a bit of trubs with his fictional lady love and, well, he gets dragged around on the ground behind her pickup truck. So, normal. Altho the video is really dark and kinda hard to see, it’s a neat treatment, I think. Have a look, see if you agree.
Posted under: 'TKO', Justin Timberlake
5 New Tracks?
Back in June, Kanye West released his excellent album Yeezus to some success and right now he is touring the US in support of the album. Today we learn from Yeezy himself that he is contemplating the release of 5 new songs that were recorded during the Yeezus sessions to supplement the album. My guess is that the extra songs will be released in a repackaged version of the Yeezus album in order to inspire more sales. My hope is that the extra songs will be made available separately for those of us who have already purchased the album. Would you like to have 5 extra songs from the Yeezus era? More »
Posted under: 'Yeezus', Kanye West
"You think I'm crazy"
This month alone, Eminem has released the new songs Survival and Rap God from his upcoming new album The Marshall Mathers LP 2 and last month, he dropped another new song titled Berzerk. Today, we get to hear the 4th new song off his new album, a collaboration he did with Rihanna titled The Monster. Of the new songs released thus far, The Monster sounds the most radio-friendly to me (much in the same way that Em and Ri Ri‘s earlier collab Love the Way You Lie sounded) and may be the biggest hit of the new music Em has released thus far. Click the embed above to hear The Monster in full and see what you think. It’s a shame this song didn’t come out over the summer because it’s a track that I can see pouring out of open windows as cars drive by. I’m loving this track, are you?
"Tonight I'm Gonna Hold You Close"
Earlier this month we got to hear Kelly Clarkson‘s new Xmas single Underneath the Tree, the first from her forthcoming holiday album Wrapped In Red and today we get to check out the ENTIRELY adorable lyric music video for the song. I believe a proper music video is still on the way but in the meantime, we get to check out this supercute animated lyric video for Underneath the Tree. The more I hear this song, the more I like it. I have a feeling that Kelly‘s Wrapped In Red album is going to be a must-own holiday album for every pop music fan. Check out the video above and see how cute it turned out. Are you feeling this Xmas song from Kelly? Is this an album that you think you may want to own?
"You can't just fall and not get over things"
It is time, once again, for a #MusicMondays update from the prince of pop Justin Bieber. His 10 week plan of releasing a new song every Monday morning leading up to the release of his new album in December rolls on today with the release of a new song titled Recovery. This song is a bit more upbeat than the previous songs we’ve heard in Mondays past but the R&B vibe is still going strong. Honestly, for the life of me, I don’t hear the appeal of these songs but JB drives the kiddies wild so there are plenty of folks out there who love his sound. Click the embed above to hear Recovery in full and see if it tickles your fancy … then, click below to read an official statement released by The Biebs that explains to fans the inspiration behind the song. More »
Posted under: 'Recovery', Justin Bieber