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Watch: Grammy Nominees, Alabama Shakes Perform On ‘Saturday Night Live’

'Hold On' And 'Always Alright'
'You Got To Hold On'

At this year’s Grammy Awards, Alabama Shakes were nominated for a couple of awards. Although they didn’t take home any Grammys, their lead singer Brittany Howard gave a memorable performance during the ceremony, and totally had me ready to hop aboard the Alabama Shakes train. Earlier today we got to check out some skits from last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live, so I wanted to share these videos as well. The rock band performed their Grammy-nominated single Hold On, and Always Alright. Peep the video above for Hold On and click inside for Always Alright! This group has such a great sound… and I wish y’all could hear my two year-old trying to sing like Brittany Howard right now, lmao! I’m hooked!
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First Listen: Mariah Carey Releases A Snippet Of Her New Song ‘Almost Home’

From The Forthcoming 'Oz The Great And Powerful' Movie

We’ve been getting lots of deets here and there about the upcoming Wizard Of Oz prequel, Oz The Great And Powerful. I’ve been excited for this movie since we saw the first trailer, but I had no idea that Mariah Carey was working on new music for the soundtrack. Mimi co-wrote Almost Home with Simone Porter,Justin GrayLindsey Ray and, although the full track will not be released until Tuesday, February 19, we have a little snippet today. Click inside for more!
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First Look: Tyler, The Creator Teams Up With Frank Ocean On ‘Bimmer’

'You Remind Me Of My Beamer'
The Odd Future Gang Is Back At It

So, disclaimer, I’m a huge Frank Ocean fan who knows very little about Odd Future (AKA Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All). But I do know that many members of Odd Future have been pursuing solo projects (like Frank, Earl Sweatshirt, and Tyler, The Creator), and I’m tryna see if I can get down with the hype. Tyler, The Creator is working on a new album (Wolf) and he’s teamed up with Grammy-winner Frank Ocean on a track called Bimmer. We only have a snippet of the song/video, but it’s kinda cool… and then there’s the part where Frank starts doing his thing, so yeah! Me likey. As far as the lyrics go, this isn’t the first time we’ve heard an artist compare a chic to a car, but okay. Let’s see where this goes, lol.

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Watch: Lana Del Releases A Music Video For ‘Burning Desire’

Music Video/Ad Campaign For Jag
Lana's Got A Burning Desire For You

Last summer we learned that Lana Del Rey had scored an endorsement deal with the luxury car brand, Jaguar. The singer turned model joined Justin Timberlake in the Valentine’s Day music video release extravaganza, dropping the visuals for Burning Desire yesterday. The video really doubles as an ad for Jaguar‘s new 2014 F-TYPE sports car, so it’s not especially creative, but it’s still worth checking out. As far as the song goes, well, I prefer Ride, but Burning Desire has some sweet moments too. You can check out the lyrics over at DirectLyrics, and peep the video for more!

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Here Are 30 Throwback Love Songs That Will Never, Ever Get Old

Throwback Thursday Says V-Day Is For Everyone!

Here’s my thing about Valentine’s Day. Um. I don’t get it (which is why I’m celebrating V-Day). Is it about love? Is it about sex? Or capitalism (yeah, probably capitalism)? Is it an excuse to look at hot guys? Another day to make single people feel like ish? Or an awesome holiday because it involves the glory that is chocolate? Well, this Valentine’s Day was hilarious for me, since it was the first year I had a child in school, and it involved taking my son to the store so he could pick out a box of cards for his classmates (he chose… duh… the Superhero collection) and flowers for his teachers. BTW, he has four teachers, so by the time we got to the third bouquet, I lit’rally had to ask the store clerk if they could, like, separate some of the flowers out and make a fourth bouquet for me and my budget. LMAO! It’s Valentine’s Day y’all! Click inside for some Throwback jams that I hope you miss and love as much as I do!
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Listen: Azealia Banks Offers Up Her Remix Of ‘Harlem Shake’

PLUS Check out THE BEST 'Harlem Shake' Meme Video OF ALL TIME

So, as you may have noticed in the past few days, a new Internet meme has been making the rounds called Harlem Shake (based on the song of the same name). Essentially, these videos feature one person (usually wearing a helmet) dancing amidst a group of other people who seem to be paying no attention … then when the beat drops, everyone in the video (usually costumed) starts dancing around. Rapper Azealia Banks has recorded her own remix version of Harlem Shake … tho, she offers no video to go along with it :( Thankfully, the University of Georgia‘s Men’s Swim & Dive Team has released THE BEST Harlem Shake video of all time … filmed completely underwater. Click below to hear Azealia‘s remix and check out the UGA swimmers in action. More »

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Watch: The ‘Scream & Shout (Remix)’ Video Leaks To The Internets Early

... And Let It All Out
It's Hoodney, Bitch!

For the past couple of days we’ve been seeing photo teasers from the new Scream & Shout (Remix) music video that was supposedly due for release tomorrow on BET. But, shock of shocks, the new video by Britney Spears and will.i.am (which also features appearances by Hit-Boy, Waka Flocka Flame, P. Diddy and Lil’ Wayne) somehow managed to leak its way to the Internets a day early. While our dear Britney isn’t featured in the music video all that much, she does make appearances thruout so it’s worth watching all the way thru. When she grabs that high pony tail and pulls it straight up, you know she ain’t f*cking around. Check out the NSFW video above and see what you think. Oh and don’t forget to turn, turn it up.

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Watch: Justin Timberlake Releases The Official Music Video For ‘Suit & Tie,’ Featuring Jay-Z

Happy Valentine's Day, Y'all!
V-Day With JT & Friends

Oh, right. Like you’re totally gonna pause to read this before you press ‘play.’ LMAO. IT’S HERE!!! And in the event that you’re not already lost in the David Fincher-directed world of Justin Timberlake‘s highly-anticipated, official video for Suit & Tie, here are some of my initial thoughts: 1.) Um, it’s awesome, 2.) It’s also kinda what we expected, having seen the lyric video and the Grammy performance, 3.) Jay-Z‘s in it, being very Jay-Z, and since he’s so effing good at that, I have no real complaints, 4.) Did you see those skrippers/burlesque dancers/skrippers?! Gotta love it. Peep the video for more! Are you in love? And damn, Justin really knows what he’s doing– dropping this on V-Day and all. Nice!

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Watch: Drake Releases A Music Video For ‘Started From The Bottom’

Drizzy Takes It To DR
'Started From The Bottom, Now We Here'

Earlier this month we got to hear Drake‘s latest single Started From The Bottom. I wasn’t really feelin’ the new track (mainly the idea of Drake claiming he “started from the bottom”), but I was still interested in seeing what he’d do with the video. While I do like certain parts of the video (and the beat is starting to grow on me), I still say Drake‘s been spending a lil’ too much time with French Montana, lmao. The visuals for Started From The Bottom take us through Drake‘s earlier years as a store clerk (that scene’s kinda hilarious), but we end up in the Dominican Republic with a soul train line, which was also pretty fun. Peep the video for more!
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Watch: Rihanna Releases A Music Video For ‘Stay’

"Not really sure how to feel about it"
"I want you to stay"

Rihanna lays herself bare in the just-released music video for her latest single Stay. As you may know, Ri Ri performed Stay live at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night (which some of y’all said was your fave performance of the night) and just a day later the simple but striking music video for the song was released online. Stay is, IMHO, one of Rihanna‘s better ballads and I have to admit that I quite like the music video for it’s starkness. Check out the clip and see what you think. Like it or not, Rihanna is gonna do what Rihanna is gonna do. In this instance, she does it right.

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