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First Look: Mariah Carey Releases The Cover Art For Her New Single ‘The Art Of Letting Go’

Mimi Heaves

Earlier this month Mariah Carey announced that she is releasing a new single titled The Art of Letting Go next month then, about a week later, she gave her first interview about the track to CNN. Today, Mimi has unveiled the cover artwork for the single on her official Instagram profile and as you can see below, the cover art is very Mimi. Mariah Carey is rockin’ a sexy bikini as her heaving bosom pours out of her time in FINE diva fashion. Click below to see the just-released single cover art for Mimi’s new single. More »

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Sales Of TLC’s Greatest Hits Album Surge 200%

All Thanks to 'CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story'

Earlier this week, VH1 aired their biopic film CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story which I loved, Shannon loved … EVERYONE loved. Billboard magazine reports that people loved the biopic so much that they were inspired to rush out and by TLC‘s greatest hits album 20 (which was released earlier this month but didn’t really enjoy massive sales until after the biopic aired on VH1). Sales of the album jumped 200% this week from the modest number of albums sold when the album was first released on October 15. I guess the made-for-TV movie did an excellent job of reminding people how much they really love TLC. More »

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Pharrell Says That Beyoncé’s New Album Is Almost Finished

But ...

Yesterday we learned from a record executive that Beyoncé MAY be releasing her new album in December but today we hear something more concrete from songwriter/producer Pharrell Williams, who has direct knowledge of Bey‘s new album. According to Pharrell, Bey is almost finished with her album but he gives no hint WHATSOEVER that she is ready to release her new album by year’s end. According to Pharrell, Beyoncé will not be releasing her album until she feels it’s ready for release so … we wait with bated breath. Click below to read Pharrell‘s comments on Bey‘s album and get excited nonetheless. More »

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First Listen: One Direction Releases A New Single Titled ‘Story Of My Life’

Slowin' things down a bit
1D Gets Serious

One Direction is readying the release of a new album titled Midnight Memories, due out next month, and today they officially release the audio of their new single Story of My Life. Unlike the boyband’s earlier upbeat pop songs, Story is a slower more serious ballad … and I ain’t feelin’ it. Truth be told, and I make this clear all the time, I am NOT a fan of pop ballads. It takes a very special pop ballad to speak to me … and unfortch, this new 1D song doesn’t cut it — for me. That said, I’m certain that the band’s loyal fanbase will eat the song up and rush it right up the singles charts. Click the embed above and see what you think. Are you feelin’ this slower incarnation of One Direction? Are you a fan of Story of My Life?

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First Listen: Lady Gaga Performs A New Ballad Titled ‘Gypsy’

The Song Is Lovely, But Your Thoughts On The Mustache?
'I don't wanna be alone forever but I love a gypsy life'

Lady Gaga has been releasing new music from her upcoming ARTPOP album, and I’m starting to get excited about the collection. I think it was that R. Kelly song that did it for me– Do What U Want was pretty dope, and so is this new song, IMO. Gaga debuted Gypsy yesterday in Berlin and although the ‘stache she’s rocking is a wee bit distracting, I like the track. Peep the video above for more! And you can check out the lyrics over at DirectLyrics. Are you feeling the new ARTPOP ballad?

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First Look: Britney Spears Releases The Cover Art For Her New Album ‘Britney Jean’

PLUS, Britney pens a personal 'Letter Of Truth' to fans

Got some GREAT updates for y’all directly from our dear Britney Spears herself. Britney just unveiled the cover art for her upcoming 8th album Britney Jean, due out on December 3, on her official Twitter profile alongside the announcement that pre-orders for the album will begin on November 5. On that day, if you pre-order the album on iTunes, you will be able to immediately download the new song Perfume (which has been described as “career-defining”). Additionally, Britney posted a personal open letter to fans on her official website that speaks directly to the personal nature of the album. Click below to get your first look at the cover art for Britney Jean and then read the letter that she lovingly wrote directly to YOU fans. More »

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‘No Scrubs,’ ‘Waterfalls,’ And 5 Other Reasons To Watch (And Re-Watch) That VH1 TLC Biopic

Throwback Thursday Returns With A Little Crazy, Sexy, Cool

Yesterday Trent offered a mini-review of the TLC biopic that aired on VH1 earlier this week, and I think I loved it as much as he did. Crazy, Sexy, Cool: The TLC Story was sooo much fun. I was fully prepared to be unimpressed with the movie, but they totally proved me wrong. I think I was worried that the film would rely too heavily on the fact that we all still loooove all those songs (Creep, Waterfalls, etc.) and there wouldn’t be much meat to the story. But I was wrong– it was very good stuff and, like Trent, I highly recommend it. I have to admit, there were a few times when it got a little too made-for-TV-biopic-y on me, but overall the performances were good and, obviously, the music was amazing. If you watched it, I’m sure you had a blast and I thought it would be a good idea to keep the party going. Click inside to relive and re-lurve the best of TLC‘s epic CrazySexyCool album!
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RUMOR Has It Beyoncé MAY Release A New Album In December

"We’ve got one or two records ...”

SO … a Columbia Records CEO sat down to chat with Billboard magazine about the forthcoming December release of Céline Dion‘s new album and he kinda/sorta may have hinted significantly that Beyoncé, too, might be releasing her new album in December as well. The CEO never mentions Bey by name but he does promise that Columbia is working on releasing a big album from a major artist on their roster (the Billboard interviewer tries to pin him down to mentioning Bey‘s name). The only big artist on the roster who has been teasing the release of a new album sooner rather than later is Beyoncé. HMMM. Click below to read exactly what he said and let the speculation commence. More »

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Watch: Mariah Carey Gives Her First Interview About New Single ‘The Art Of Letting Go’

"[Letting go is] not easy, it's something you have to learn how to do"
Doing press! #LettingGo

Early last week, Mariah Carey blessed her Lambs with the news that she is planning to release a new single titled The Art of Letting Go on November 11 and today we get to see Mimi doing a bit of promo for the single release. Mariah sat down to talk with CNN about her new single (and, as I understand it, was not interested in talking about anything else — not American Idol, not Miley CyrusMariah only wanted to talk about Mariah) which you can watch in full in the embed above. We still don’t know if The Art of Letting Go will remain the title track of her new album (ie. even tho MC‘s album was supposed to be titled The Art of Letting Go, things may have changed since the release date was delayed) but I’m hoping we will get more information about Mimi‘s new album soon … which may come right around the time that her new single is released on Facebook. Check out the interview above and then start counting down the days on your calendars, y’all. Mariah Carey will deliver her new single in just over 2 weeks!

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First Listen: M.I.A. Releases A New Song Titled ‘Y.A.L.A.’

"Guns go off when I enter the building"
Y.A.L.A > YOLO

In June she gave us Bring The Noize, in September she gave us Come Walk With Me and today, we get another new song from M.I.A.‘s new album Matangi. Click the embed above to hear her new song Y.A.L.A. in full. The track appears to be her commentary on the YOLO mentality (you only live once) that is quite popular with the kids these days. I dig the beat but I’m not sure that there really needs to be an anti-YOLO anthem. HMMM. Take a listen, see what you think. Matangi hits stores on November 5.

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