'Just Keep It On The Down Low'
A little while back we checked out a few photos from the set of the upcoming biopic on 90s R&B group TLC, Crazy, Sexy, Cool. Although I was skeptical about the project at first, now that the TV movie has wrapped, I’m kind of excited to see how things turned out. No word yet on when VH1 is airing the biopic, but today we have a pretty cool treat. We all remember TLC‘s 1994 hit single Creep, and the iconic video that dropped with it (and those awesome silk jammies… sigh). Well apparently there was another video for the song that never saw the light of day– until now! Check out the previously unreleased footage above, and click inside to re-live and re-lurve the video that made the final cut.
Posted under: 'Creep', TLC
Carrie's Playing Maria Von Trapp In The Live Production
Back in December we learned that a new Maria von Trapp was coming to town. Country superstar Carrie Underwood will be taking on the lead role in a new live production of The Sound Of Music. NBC will air the production sometime this year and there’s been plenty of buzz about Carrie being cast in the lead. Like many folks, I’m still a huge fan of The Sound Of Music movie with Julie Andrews, so I wasn’t sure about Carrie taking on her role. However, I was blown away (pun intended) when Carrie took the stage at the 2013 Grammy Awards, and many people believe she’s right for this role. Carrie‘s now speaking out about the production, and clearing up some misconceptions about it being a remake. Click inside for more!
'Trying to get this album ready!'
A little while back we learned that Mariah Carey had started working on her new album. Mimi told Ryan Seacrest that she was cooking up some new ish, and many of us are hoping that we get to hear some new music before the year’s end. Almost Home technically counts, but it was her single for the Oz The Great And Powerful soundtrack, so we’re still gonna need that official, official Mimi single to drop. And hopefully it’s coming soon. Mariah recently took to Instagram to share some photos of herself putting in that studio time. Click inside for more!
Posted under: Mariah Carey
Jay-Z And Kanye West May Also Appear On His Album
As you all may remember, I’m not a huge fan of songwriter/singer/producer The-Dream, at least not on the personal front. However, I’m always interested in new music that he’s working on, because he’s obviously and undeniably a huge talent in this industry. Recently he spoke out about his upcoming album and revealed that he’s got some big collaborations in the works right now. Click inside for more!
A little while back we got to check out the cover art for Selena Gomez‘s new single Come And Get It, and now that the single’s here, that gorgeous red headdress makes a little more sense. As we all know, it’s a good time to be Selena. She’s got a sweet indie movie in theatres that’s doing pretty well, and the whole world was, apparently, waiting to hear this new single. The song premiered exclusively on Ryan Seacrest‘s website last night and ish got so cray the site totally crashed! Madness! Click inside to learn more and go HERE to listen to Come And Get It.
That-Ish-Cray Of The Day
Okay, so remember the other day we got to hear some of the amazing new soundtrack for The Great Gatsby? One of the big songs on the soundtrack (which we heard a snippet of in the new trailer) is a cover of Amy Winehouse‘s Back To Black, by Beyoncé and André 3000. I was wondering about how Amy Winehouse fans would react to the Back To Black cover, and apparently they’ve been voicing their opinions on Twitter. What’s strange is that Amy‘s father Mitch Winehouse (who’s been known to do some strange things regarding the legacy of his daughter) also took to Twitter… to ask Beyoncé to donate money to the Amy Winehouse charity, since she’s covering the song. Um. What? Yeah. I don’t get it, lol. Click inside for more.
Earlier this week we got to see interview video footage of music legend Giorgio Moroder talking about his collaboration with Daft Punk on their new album Random Access Memories. Today we learn that Moroder isn’t the only collaborator on the album. Along with the release of the album cover art, we also get a list that reveals which musicians will appear on the album as well. Click below to see the album cover art for Random Access Memories and learn who will contribute to the album’s 13 songs. More »
Last month, we asked you to pick your Ultimate Music Crush for March – and now we’re pleased to report that you have crowned a winner!
March’s nominees represented some of the hottest breakout artists in the industry: The Ready Set, Bebe Rexha and This Century. And the winner is: The Ready Set!
The Ready Set is Jordan Mark Witzigreuter the lead and sole member of the band that was signed by Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz to his label Decaydance back in 2009. In the video above, you can see him in an exclusive interview with Buzzmaker Dani Vitale!
To pick your favorite artist/band for next month, simply visit The Ultimate Crush page, vote and ask your burning question. You may even get a tweet shout out from the artist!
Check back often for your chance to vote on more emerging artists – and let the world know about your Ultimate Music Crush.
Posted under: The Ready Set
Throwback Thursdays Celebrates The Fifth Anniversary Of Jay & Bey!
Today, we are going to have a short but sweet Throwback Thursday. It’s 4/4 y’all! And it’s a happy day for the ones they call Mr. and Mrs. Carter… but for me it’s always a difficult time of the year. I’ll never forget the first time I started hearing rumors about Bey and Jay. I didn’t wanna believe it… I couldn’t believe it. Was my Jay-Z really, truly creeping around with another woman? I’m not gonna lie, it was the worst! And then they started doing these songs together, and I was all like. No. I’m not supporting this. But then the songs were, like, good. And it was awkward. And then we started seeing, like, pictures of them… looking so. Effing. Happy. Together. And it was like, okay. Fine. Whatever. If he’s happy with her then fine. And, ya know, I had to move on. But because of my lurve for Jigga man, I don’t think I’ll ever be fully, 100% comfortable with his decision [to leave me for Beyoncé, when I can totally do the exact same dance moves, but maybe just like not as fast, or whatever]. However, I am willing to put aside some of that old heartbreak that still creeps up on their anniversary date, and celebrate the good music that their blessed union has created. Click inside to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Mr. And Mrs. Carter with five of their best collaborations!
Plus Beyoncé & André 3000 Cover Amy Winehouse's 'Back To Black'
Apparently, the people responsible for this year’s The Great Gatsby want me, um, orgasming my way all the way to the movie theatre on May 10. I cannot deal with the tracklist for this movie’s soundtrack! It’s like when the Belly soundtrack dropped, and I was, like, 15 and somebody had finally figured out a way to get DMX and Sean Paul and D’Angelo and Jay-Z and Method Man and Mya all on one CD. Except now I’m grown, and I’m freaking the freak out because Jay-Z, André 3000, Beyoncé, Florence + The Machine, Gotye, Emeli Sandé, Lana Del Rey and hella other folks are on what may be the greatest soundtrack in the history of soundtracks (brought to us by the one and only Shawn Carter), lol! Agh! Oh, and Bey and 3-Stacks are covering Amy Winehouse‘s Back To Black. It’s not a big deal. Click inside to see the full tracklist and to watch a new trailer featuring all this insane new music!