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First Listen: Ariana Grande Wishes For ‘Snow In California’ On Her Xmas Album

"I don't need another gift, I just have one wish this year ..."

Last month we got to hear Ariana Grande‘s cover of the Wham! Xmas classic Last Christmas and today we get to hear another track off her upcoming Xmas album/EP. This time around, Ariana is singing about what she wants for Xmas this year … and instead of gifts or chocolates, she just wants to have Snow In California. Now, as a person who grew up with snowy winters for most of my life, I can assure you … it’s best to be careful what you wish for. But, this is what Ariana wants so … let it snow, I suppose. Click below to have a listen of this cute little Xmas tune. More »

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First Listen: Drake Previews One Of Aaliyah’s Unreleased Songs On Instagram

Make It Stop, Please

Remember back in August of 2012 when we first learned that Drake was planning to release a new album of previously unheard and unfinished Aaliyah music and then we learned that her family wasn’t happy about the idea, then there were a LOT of crazy rumors and reports going around that ultimately meant the project would never be released. Back in January, an unreleased song called Quit Hatin’ leaked online then … nothing. Well, today we get to hear bits of another unreleased Aaliyah song by way of Drake who posted a video on his official Instagram profile which teases the song. Click below and have a listen. More »

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Turntable.fm Is Dunzo!

Peace the Spork Out

And so … the end of an era has come and gone. Last night at 10 PM ET, the music site turntable.fm shut down completely for good. Some of you might remember that I spent quite a LOT of time playing around on Turntable a couple of years ago when the site had newly launched. Occasional usage turned into bona fide obsession as I would spend hours on the site for weeks on end playing music as a virtual DJ (I even lived a short time as Deadmau5) with friends and strangers who would eventually become friends themselves. For various reasons, I didn’t spend much time on the site in the past year or so but I would pop in from time to time to say hello to my online friends who hung out there daily. I learned a few days ago that Turntable was shutting down for good and, well, I had to go back to play a couple of songs and say my goodbyes before the site went away forever. More »

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Katy Perry & John Mayer Pose Lovingly For The Cover Of Their New Single ‘Who You Love’

The Couple that Sings Together ... Stays Together?

When last we heard about John Mayer collaborating with another artist, we saw video of him performing on Saturday Night Live with Frank Ocean back in September of last year. Today we learn a bit more about John‘s most recent collaboration … with his ladylove Katy Perry. At this point, we don’t know for sure or not that the couple are engaged to be married … but we do know that they are happy to work together and make beautiful music together. The couple were photographed by Mario Sorrenti for the single cover art and you can click thru this gallery to see photos from the shoot. This set of photos is the couple’s “coming out” as an official item. In case you’ve yet to hear the couple’s duet, you can click below and hear John and Katy sing Who You Love together. More »

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First Look: Kelly Clarkson Releases A Music Video For ‘Underneath The Tree’

It's Official
Gettin' in the Xmas Spirit

At the end of October we got to check out the lyric video for Kelly Clarkson‘s new Xmas single Underneath the Tree, the first from her new holiday album Wrapped in Red. Today we get to check out the just-released official music video for the song. As you can see in the video embed above, this music video for Underneath the Tree was filmed as a sort of live performance of the song with fun behind the scenes footage interspersed thruout. Kelly looks radiant with her tiny but burgeoning baby bump. Check out the video and see if it gets you into the holiday spirit :)

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We Need To Discuss My New Favorite Album ‘Saint Heron’ And The Fact That Solange Knowles Just Tweeted Me

That-Ish-Cray Of The Day

Sigh. Okay. Where to begin, where to begin…? If you’ve ever been retweeted or tweeted at by one of your favorite celebrities, then you know how I’m feeling right now. Friggen. Solange. Friggen. Knowles. Friggen. Just. Friggen. TWEETED. ME!!! Not a retweet my friends. But, like, took time out of her day to type the words “Thank You!!” Please note the two exclamation points; that is how effing excited she was to read my tweet/mini-review of her new compilation album Saint Heron. Folks, Solange is OBSESSED with me and IT’S NOT A BIG DEAL OR ANYTHING. But seriously, y’all need to get up on Saint Heron and I’m here to help. Click inside for more!
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First Listen/Awkward: Justin Bieber Releases A New Song Titled ‘Change Me’ And I Really Like It

Tell NO ONE
'Girl I'm Ready If You're Ready'

If you guys tell anyone about what I’m getting ready to confess, I swear… I will never talk to any of you again. Ever. In this life. Got it? Good. Okay. Here’s the thing. I woke up this morning and went to Complex and saw that there was a new Justin Timberlake song. The song started playing and I immediately realized 1.) that it was not Justin Timberlake and 2.) that I cannot read in the morning. It was Justin Bieber, dropping a new song for #MusicMondays and I have to admit… I really like Change Me. I mean, I don’t love the idea of a bunch of girls running around thinking they can change Justin Bieber (or other young dudes taking faux gangsta Instagram selfies), but I am digging the track. What is that? Where am I? And why am I currently on my third fifth listen? Whatever. Don’t make fun of me. It’s a nice song, LMAO. Oh man…

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Miley Cyrus And Lil’ Kim Have Collaborated On A New Song Titled, ‘Bad Bitch’

Miley's Dream Has Come To Fruition

Back in July 2013 Miley Cyrus went on the record and said that, deep inside, she is really Lil’ Kim. Now, as a huge fan of the Queen Bee I can certainly understand why Miley would want to be her, but I’m unwilling to make that direct correlation. However, I was totally in love with Miley’s Hallowe’en costume this year; she nailed Lil’ Kim at the 1999 MTV VMA‘s. Kim was a big fan of the look too, sharing the photo of Miley with her Instagram followers. And now THIS. The gods of musical collaborations have answered Miley‘s prayers and she will be featured on Kim‘s upcoming album, Hardcore 2K13. Click inside for more!
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First Look: Lea Michele Releases The Artwork For Her New Single ‘Cannonball’

Taken from her new album 'Louder'

Early last week we got to see photos from the set of the music video for Lea Michele‘s new single Cannonball, the first from her forthcoming solo album Louder. Today we get to check out the cover artwork for Lea‘s single, which will be out next month. As I’m sure you’re well aware, Lea has endured a very difficult summer earlier this year but 2013 looks to be rebounding nicely for her as it comes to a close. Lea has enjoyed success on Broadway and on television … now she’s set her sights on the world of pop music. All this teasing has got me really excited and curious to hear how her solo music will sound. Cannonball will be our first taste of what’s to come, and it will be released very soon. More »

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Watch: Lady Gaga & Joseph Gordon-Levitt Perform ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ On Her Muppets TV Special

Unfortch, low ratings mean not a lot of people have seen this performance
Betch, HE'S GOTTA GO!!!

Back in October we learned that Lady Gaga was teaming up with The Muppets for a holiday special set to air on ABC on Thanksgiving night. Among the performances that took place on the Lady Gaga & Muppets Holiday Spectacular was a duet between Gaga and Joseph Gordon-Levitt on the somewhat disturbing (in a date-rapey sort of way) holiday classic Baby It’s Cold Outside (which, despite the creepy lyrics remains a perennial favorite). Honestly, this song isn’t really my favorite (due to the creepiness of the lyrics) but I do love me some JGL so I have to share the performance with all y’all. Unfortunately for Gaga and ABC, the holiday special didn’t really do well in the ratings so it’s likely that many of you didn’t even see this performance when it aired Thursday night. Click above to watch the performance and see what you think. While I’m not crazy about the song, I do appreciate the simplicity of the performance and, well, JGL in anything is worth checking out (sometimes repeatedly).

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