For the first time in 13 seasons
Over the course of the entire 13 seasons of American Idol, there has never been an openly gay contestant on the show … until now. While there have been numerous gay people to gain fame after they appeared on Idol (like Adam Lambert, like Clay Aiken) and there have been countless closeted gay contestants who have appeared on the show, there has never been an out gay contestant in the running for the title of American Idol before now. On last night’s episode, M.K. Nobilette was selected to compete in the Top 30 contestants moving forward in the singing competition. On the show, she openly revealed her sexual orientation … and instantly, Idol history was made. More »
For the first time since Britney Spears kicked off her Las Vegas residency show Britney: Piece of Me in late December, she has updated the show’s setlist with a new song. During her E! documentary I Am Britney Jean, which showed us all the preparations that went into the production of the show, Britney was really hoping to add her new song Alien to the setlist. It was decided that the song wasn’t ready for inclusion and would be added to the show setlist at a later date. Well, that later date was last night because for the first time anywhere, our dear Britney performed Alien in Las Vegas during her Britney: Piece of Me show. Click the embed above to watch Britney‘s performance of Alien last night and see what you think.
Yesterday we got our first listen of Mariah Carey‘s new single You’re Mine (Eternal), the first from her forthcoming album The Art of Letting Go (due out May 6). Today we get to check out the just-released music video for the song. As you can see in the embed above, Mimi is hanging out in a verdant rainforest as she sings her love song to the very sexy (and shirtless) Trey Songz (featured on the just-released remix version of this song) who is off somewhere being photographed at a photoshoot. The music video doesn’t really follow the lyrics of the song very much but … who cares? Mariah Carey is back with a hot song and she’s about to come at us with a hot album and I don’t care what the video looks like cuz SHE’S BACK! Check out the video above and see if it adds to your enjoyment of her already fab song.
BONUS: Click below to hear the audio of Mariah‘s remix of You’re Mine (Eternal) featuring Trey Songz … More »
Back in May we learned that Madonna was nowhere near ready to begin work on her next album but, thankfully, almost a year later that has changed. Madonna made an appearance in Toronto, Ontario last night for the opening of her newest Hard Candy Fitness Center and on the red carpet she was asked about her next album. Madonna confirmed that she plans are in the works for a new album and she even talked a bit about who she would like to collaborate with. Keep in mind, Madge was very careful about the details she chose to divulge but the fact that she is talking about a new album at all is very exciting. More »
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And it's pretty HORRENDOUS
For some unknown and terribly heinous reason, Billy Ray Cyrus has decided to team up with a rapper named Buck 22 for a remake/update/sequel to his 1993 song Achy Breaky Heart. As you can see and hear in the music video above, Billy and Buck are surrounded by scantily clad ladies as they rap/croon new lyrics in this Achy Breaky update. My guess is that Billy Ray, tired of being upstaged by his daughter Miley Cyrus‘s embarrassing music videos, has decided to remind the world that he is the KING of embarrassing music videos so … yeah, this what we get. Check out the music video for Achy Breaky 2 above if you dare (being mindful that it may be a bit NSFW) and then, if you’re feeling more daring, you can click below to watch the music video for the original Achy Breaky Heart. Enjoy? More »
"I can't seem to live without your love ..."
Just two days ago, Mariah Carey announced that she would be releasing her new single You’re Mine (Eternal), the first single off her new album, this week and today we get to hear that song in full! Mimi debuted the song earlier today on the radio and then released the song online for the rest of us. The song is hot. It’s reminiscent of the sound that Mariah gave us on her albums The Emancipation of Mimi and E=MC2 … in particular, You’re Mine (Eternal) hearkens back to the vibe of We Belong Together — one of MC‘s biggest hits and one of my fave Mimi songs. I’ve already listened to this song twice and I cannot get enough. Have a listen above and see what you think. This new single bodes very well for how the rest of Mimi‘s album (due out May 6) will sound. I’m so excited!!!
Every Album, In Digital
In honor of the 30th anniversary of the release of The Smiths‘s self-titled debut album, the entire catalog of Smiths albums has been made available for download on iTunes. I was lucky enough to pick up The Complete Smiths box set a couple of years ago when it was released on vinyl and cd so this new release is not for me … but for you Smiths fans who have been waiting for a mastered re-release of their entire catalog, this has to be the best news ever! More »
New Album on THE WAY!!
Brody Dalle, the amazing frontwoman of the punk band The Distillers, is readying the release of her first solo album and today she unleashes upon the world a new song titled Meet the Foetus / Oh the Joy for our listening pleasure. Brody teamed up with Shirley Manson, the amazing frontwoman of the band Garbage, on this new track which I think will really appeal to all Garbage fans. Click below to hear this new song and learn more about the new music that Brody Dalle has coming our way. More »
"[This song] makes me think so much of Cory"
Lea Michele recorded a song titled You’re Mine in tribute to her late boyfriend Cory Monteith which we get to hear in full today. In her November interview with Elle magazine, Lea had this to say about the song (which was written by Sia): “It makes me so happy, this song. It makes me think so much of Cory. It was ours. When I think of him, I play this.” Click the embed above to hear Lea‘s tribute to Cory and see what you think.
Album Art and Tracklisting Below
Ashanti dropped a new single last April and announced that she was readying the release of a new album. In August, we were still without an Ashanti album but we learned that she was recording new music with Ja Rule. Today we learn officially that Ashanti‘s new album, Braveheart, will be out AT LAST on March 4. Click below to see the cover art for her new album and read the press release announcement about her new album which includes a song tracklisting. More »
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