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Here Are Five Reasons To Celebrate The Blessed Union Of Jay-Z And Beyoncé

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!
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OMG, Yes: Jay-Z, André 3000, Lana Del Rey, Florence + The Machine, And Practically Everyone Else Is On The ‘Great Gatsby’ Soundtrack

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!
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First Look: 98 Degrees Releases The Cover Art For Their New Album ’2.0′

Lens Flare

Back in February we learned that 90′s boyband 98 Degrees is making a comeback this year with a new album and a new tour with fellow boybands New Kids on the Block and Boyz II Men. Last month, we got our first listen of the band’s new single … an absolutely horrible song titled Microphone. Today we get our first look at the cover art for 98 Degrees‘s new album 2.0 and as you can see below, the guys appear to have an intense love of lens flare. More »

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Watch: Beyoncé Debuts A New Song Titled ‘Grown Woman’ In A New Pepsi Commercial

Mirrors
"Embrace Your Past, But Live For Now"

Yesterday we learned that popstar Beyoncé was planning the release of something music-related and today we get our first look and first listen of that release. Last year we learned that Bey signed an endorsement deal with Pepsi Cola for a reported $50 million dollars and today we get to see Bey‘s first TV commercial for the brand. In a new ad titled Mirrors, Beyoncé takes a break from dance rehearsal to enjoy a can of Pepsi … and then she comes face to face with Beyoncés of the past. The commercial features a small portion of a new song titled Grown Woman. Check out the embed above to watch Bey‘s new Pepsi commercial and get your first listen of her new song.

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First Listen: Miley Cyrus And Snoop Lion Team Up On ‘Ashtrays And Heartbreaks’

From Snoop Lion's 'REINCARNATED'

Honestly? It’s not bad, lol! I think this is the first song I’m listening to by Snoop Lion– and I’m not gonna lie– I was skeptical. It’s always hard when an icon changes their name and lifestyle (although something tells me Snoop Lion and Snoop Dogg participate in many of the same activities… lol). Anyway, Snoop Lion appears to be here to stay and he’s teamed up with Twerkstar Miley Cyrus on the new jam Ashtrays And Heartbreaks. Click inside for your first listen!
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Watch: Giorgio Moroder Talks Collaborating With Daft Punk On ‘Random Access Memories’

The Legend Speaks
Daft Punk | Random Access Memories | Giorgio Moroder

Wow. We learned officially last month that Daft Punk will be releasing a new album titled Random Access Memories in May and today, wow, we get to hear from one of the album’s collaborators himself. Daft Punk has teamed up with legendary producer Giorgio Moroder on their new album and they are featuring an interview with the man himself on the official website for the album. I mean, I have no words. Giorgio Moroder is responsible for some of the greatest pop music that we know today. The interview is just over 8 minutes long and it is WELL worth checking out. This interview is labeled as Episode 1 of what appears to be a series of interviews with other collaborators to come. If you have the time, I highly suggest you watch this man speak. The fact that he worked on Daft Punk‘s new album is enough to impress me to the highest degree. Wow.

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The Dead Can Dance

The TV Guide

After my whirlwind week last week with Sarah in town, I needed a bit of a night off … well, that was the plan. I decided that I was going to do a whole lot of nothing yesterday … my plan was to just chill at home and relax. I managed to catch up on some TV, listened to some music and rested for pretty much the entire day. I did get antsy last night and, well, I did go out for the W▲RLOK danceparty that happens every other Tuesday night here in LA. I didn’t make it a late night but, yeah, I’ve been in the mood lately so off I went! More »

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Watch: Demi Lovato Performs ‘Heart Attack’ On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

"Never break a sweat for the other guys"
"Puttin’ my defences up / ‘Cause I don’t wanna fall i

On Monday we got our first look at the cover art for Demi Lovato‘s new album Demi and back in February, we got to hear the album’s first single Heart Attack. Last night, Demi performed the song live on Jimmy Kimmel Live and today we get to see her performance in full. As I mentioned previously, I’m really digging the Heart Attack single so it was great to see this performance on Kimmel. Check out the embed above and see what you think. Demi rules, don’t she?

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First Listen: Beyoncé Releases A 5-Second Teaser Of New Music

#BeyHereNow
4.4.2013 9AM EDT

A few weeks ago, Beyoncé came at us with a new song titled Bow Down and today … she hits us with a new bit of new music. Beyoncé releases today a 5-second clip of new music that has been hashtagged #BeyHereNow with the promise that the full song will be released tomorrow on 4.4.2013 at 9AM EDT. Click the embed above to heard this snippet of new music … and stay tuned, the full track should be released tomorrow morn.

UPDATE: Altho the clip above does seem to feature new music, it’s possible that the release tomorrow may have something to do with a new Pepsi campaign. It’s not totally clear what exactly will get released at 9AM tomorrow morning but I suspect, whatever it is, it will be music related in some way.

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Butch Vig Hopes To Have The Next Garbage Album Out In 2014

"We may try to go into the studio in June"

Back in December we learned that Garbage had begun work on new music which, at the time, sounded like they had formally begun work on the follow-up album to last year’s Not Your Kind of People. Today, in a new interview with Billboard magazine, we learn from Butch Vig that a new Garbage album probably won’t come out until next year. Garbage is currently on tour here in the US and, according to Vig, they are thinking about going back into the studio in June to begin formal work on a new album. Click below to learn more about Garbage‘s plans for a new album. More »

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