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Watch: Get Your Mind Blown Away By This A Cappella Version Of Lorde’s ‘Royals’

The Florida State University AcaBelles Just Killed It
Dopeness

Okay. I now know exactly what song I want to hear on the Pitch Perfect 2 trailer… whenever it drops, like, 3 years from now. The Florida State University AcaBelles’s released this video a while back and my life just got changed in all of the right ways. They covered Lorde’s hit Royals, and they just… slayed. I love my life, but I really feel like I effed up by not learning how to sing and/or make percussion sounds with my mouth. Peep the video for more!

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‘Forbes’ Magazine Names Madonna The Highest Paid Musician Of 2013

Ka-Ching!

Back in August, Forbes magazine named Madonna as the Highest Paid Celebrity of the Year. Today, we learn that they have revealed the Highest Paid Musician of the Year and SURPRISE, Madonna comes out on top again. Due to her very successful MDNA World Tour last year, Maddy has managed to rake in more money than any other musician this year. The difference between Madonna‘s #1 and Lady Gaga, who came in at #2, is a matter of $45 million dollars! Yep, Madonna reigns supreme … again. More »

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Watch: Katy Perry Releases A Visually Stunning Music Video For ‘Unconditionally’

Renaissance Woman
Girl On Fire

Katy Perry has released a new music video for her soaring ballad Unconditionally, the latest song from her new album Prism. As you can see in the embed above, Katy has upped her music video game to an impressive new level. The video has a Renaissance theme but, for me, it’s the special effects that really make it work. I understand the song is rumored to have been inspired by her relationship with John Mayer but I won’t hold that against her (I guess). Check out the video and see what you think. Katy does a damn great job of putting out beautiful music videos, this one is no exception.

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Watch: Christina Aguilera Teams Up With A Great Big World For Their ‘Say Something’ Music Video

Xtina is Flawless again
The Queen of Collabs Strikes Again

Already this year, Christina Aguilera has found massive success by collaborating with Pitbull and Spanish singer Alejandro Fernández so … I guess she decided to team up with A Great Big World for her most recent collab. The band released the music video for their new single Say Something and as you can see above, Xtina looks and sounds flawless in this very powerful video. To be honest, this isn’t a band that I would probably notice were it not for their association with Xtina but you must admit that they do make beautiful music together. I hope Xtina is ready to begin work on her next solo album (especially considering the success she is enjoying with her song We Remain from the original motion picture soundtrack to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) but, if she wants to keep collaborating, I can’t be mad at her. With the success she’s enjoyed this year, I can see why she’d want to keep her success streak going.

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Britney Spears’s ‘Britney Jean’ Album Is Leaking All Over The Place But She’s Taking It In Stride

"To those of you listening to the leaks..."

Earlier this week we learned that an unfinished version of the new song Alien from Britney Spears‘s new album Britney Jean leaked to the Internets and then a day later, the stripped down and more raw version of her current single Perfume also leaked its way online. Last night, more songs from Britney Jean surfaced online as well as snippets of every other song from the album. Britney personally addressed the leaks on her official Twitter profile late last night/early this morning … read on to see what she has to say on the matter. More »

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Watch: Child Star Blake McIver Releases A Music Video For His New Single ‘Wish I Didn’t Need You’

And proves that TODAY is a day of the WORST VIDEOS EVER
"I wish I didn't NEEEEEEE-ED you"

So, yeah … it’s been confirmed … today is the day that we get to see the worst music videos ever made in the history of existence. Earlier we saw Kanye West‘s really laughably horrendous music video for Bound 2, then we got to see the less terrible but not great Backstreet Boys music video for their new single Show ‘Em (What You’re Made Of). Right now, lord have mercy, we get to see a music video starring former child star Blake McIver (Full House, The Little Rascals) for his new single Wish I Didn’t Need You. For those that don’t know, McIver is an all growed up go-go dancer who fancies himself a singer, too. This video … I mean … I just can’t. You have to watch and LISTEN for yourselves. The video is just bad … like, really really bad. Then, at around the 2:50 mark, Blake starts attempting to hit high notes and, well, that Kanye video ain’t look so bad in comparison anymore. On the plus side, Blake wrote this song himself … but the lyrics are so bad, you can’t really give him credit for his creativity. I’m thinkin’ Blake should stick to go-go dancing cuz I don’t think this singing thing is going to work out for the lad, unfortunately.

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First Listen: Ariana Grande Sings ‘Last Christmas’ For Her Xmas Album

"Thought we belonged together ..."

Back in September we learned that newcomer Ariana Grande began work on a holiday album and today we get our first listen of the first bit of new music from that project. Ariana has covered the 1984 classic Wham! Xmas song Last Christmas for her new album and you can hear the song in full below. TRUST ME, I am SO not ready for Xmas to come just yet but we have to admit that it’s coming — fast and furious, whether we like it or not. I guess we might as well brace ourselves as best we can. Ariana sings the hell out of this song, click below and hear for yourselves. More »

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A Night Of Chvrches

The TV Guide

Back in June I got to see the fantastic Glasgow band Chvrches when they came to LA on their summer tour and last night, my friends and I got to see them here again as they returned to LA on their Fall/Winter tour. My BFF Darion (who I hadn’t seen in far too long) picked up tickets for us (including his friend Danny) and we met up for dinner and the show last night. Chvrches played The Wiltern (a venue I’ve been spending a lot of time at lately, first to see Mazzy Star then to see Blink 182) and they put on a great (albeit very short) show. More »

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Watch: Britney Spears Releases A Lyric Video For ‘Perfume’

PLUS, 'Perfume (The Dreaming Mix)' leaks to the Internets
"So I wait for you to call / And I try to act natural"

Earlier this month, our dear Britney Spears released the ballad Perfume as the second single from her upcoming new album Britney Jean and today we get to see the just-released lyric video for the track. According to Britney herself, she is currently filming the music video for Perfume and to tide us over the lyric video for the song has been released. Late last night, the stripped down alternate version of Perfume (The Dreaming Mix) leaked its way to the Internets. Having heard the more stripped down Dreaming Mix of Perfume I have to admit, I really like the less produced, more raw version of the song. Check out the lyric video above and hang on tight, Britney will be comin’ at us with the official music video for the song soon (I hope)! Click below to hear Perfume (The Dreaming Mix) More »

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Watch: Backstreet Boys Release A Music Video For ‘Show ‘Em (What You’re Made Of)’

"Epic", says BSB
2 Shirtless, 1 Tank Top, 2 T-Shirts

So, today must be cheesy music video day because in addition to the really outlandishly silly video released earlier today by Kanye West we also get to see the just-released new music video by Backstreet Boys. BSB is comin’ at us with a video for their new single Show ‘Em (What You’re Made Of) and as you can see in the video embedded above, the guys are feeling a whole lotta feels in this very dramatic clip. A.J. McLean (who is shirtless, as is Brian LittrellKevin Richardson and Howie Dorough are shirted … Nick Carter meets the others halfway by wearing a tank top) says the song is “one of those epic records.” Kevin adds, “The inspiration for AJ and I writing this song was our children. The innocence and wonder in their eyes is so precious. I want them to keep it forever and I want to rediscover it within myself. No limits … No fear.

Yeah.

Have a look above, see if you think the guys’ inspiration comes thru in the music video for Show ‘Em (What You’re Made Of).

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