“I see music”
Last night Beyoncé dropped a surprise self-titled Visual Album that includes 14 new songs and 17 music videos. As a courtesy to her loyal fans, Bey has released 30-second snippets from each of the music videos included on the album. As you can see below, each of the songs is represented in vastly different ways. Click below to get a taste of each of the visual versions of Bey‘s new songs PLUS videos for 3 extra songs not included on the album Beyoncé. More »
Like, It's Already OUT!
Earlier this year we heard rumblings that Beyoncé might possibly release a new album by the end of this year but as the months ticked away and no album announcement came, fans started to believe that the album would come sometime in 2014. Just this week, the CEO of Bey‘s record label promised that her new album “obviously” was on the way but he gave no indication as to when it might come out. Last night, at just before midnight Eastern Time, Beyoncé went ahead and released in full her 5th album — titled Beyoncé — which features 14 songs (with guest performances by Jay Z, Drake, Frank Ocean and Blue Ivy Carter!) and 17 music videos. Yes, there’s a music video for each of the songs included on the album as well as 3 extra videos for the singles that Bey released this year. BEYONCÉ JUST RELEASED A BRAND NEW ALBUM, LIKE, JUST NOW AND IT’S OUT AND YOU CAN DOWNLOAD IT NOW AND LOOOOOOVE IT!!! More »
All Mimi wants for Xmas is a RE-DO
My homie Matt posted this video on Oh No They Didn’t! but it’s too good not to share with all y’all, as well. We all know that Mariah Carey has a stunningly powerful voice but even the best singers can have a bad night. Oof. At the taping of the National Christmas Tree Lighting in Washington DC last week, Mimi had a RRRRROUGH time signing her holiday classic All I Want for Christmas Is You. As you can painfully hear in the video embedded above, MC had a hard time hitting some of her more challenging notes thruout the song. At about the 3:24 mark of the video, you can tell that Mariah was mortified when her voice cracked. After she was finished, she even says aloud that she wishes she could get a “re-do” and sing the song all over again … but ultimately she realizes, “it is what it is”. Mimi may be fabulous most of the time but as you can clearly see, she’s only human. Check out the video and see what you think of Mimi‘s imperfect performance.
So Many Feels
At last … it’s out … after some bit of teasing, our dear Britney Spears has finally unveiled the music video for her current single Perfume and as you can see above, she wasn’t kidding when she said she had to use her acting chops to deliver this performance. Director Joseph Kahn had created many great music videos in Britney‘s career and this one for Perfume is no exception. I’m really taken with how much emotion we get in this clip. IMHO, Britney does a really great job of showing believable vulnerability in this video. Watch the video above and then share your thoughts below. Are you impressed with Britney‘s acting abilities in this clip? Do you like the video overall? After watching this video, is anyone dying for Crossroads 2: Cross Harder like I am??
But what about the video’s ending … or lack thereof? As PITNB reader Adi reminds me, Joseph Kahn had another vision for the ending of this music video … an ending that involved Britney brandishing a gun. HMMM. Read on. More »
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Back in October we were told by Columbia Records CEO Robert Stringer that Beyoncé MAY release her new album in December … a few days later, Pharrell seemed to confirm a December release month by telling the world that the album was “almost finished”. Well, it’s almost mid-December and — no album. Today we hear from Rob Stringer AGAIN about the forthcoming new album from Beyoncé. This time around, Stringer doesn’t actually give a month for the album’s release but he does say that Bey will “obviously” release her new album sometime in 2014. Ok, got it. More »
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Plus, Check out the cover art for her debut album 'Louder'
Last month we got our first look at the cover art for Lea Michele‘s debut solo single Cannonball along with our first look at the music video that was created for the track. Today we get to hear the song in full. Cannonball was penned by Sia, the woman who has been writing big songs for pretty much every major female popstar these days (Britney, Beyoncé, Xtina, Katy, Rihanna … and on and on). Click the embed above to hear Lea sing the heck out of this very big song with her very big voice and see what you think. Pay close attention to the lyrics, I think you’ll find that they were tailor-made for Ms. Lea Michele. After you listen to the song, click below to get your first look at the album art for Lea‘s debut solo album Louder. More »
Basically every single pop song from 2013
Last week DJ Earworm dropped his annual year end mash-up video United State of Pop for 2013 … and not to be outdone, DJ Daniel Kim has released a mash-up of his own. Kim‘s year end wrap up is titled Pop Danthology and it features clips from 68 different pop songs. So, basically, all of them. Click the embed above to give it a listen, then click below to see the LONG list of songs featured in the clip. More »
"Had to dig deep and really play with some acting chops for this one!"
A few days ago, our dear Britney Spears released a short teaser clip for the upcoming music video for her current single Perfume. Today we get to see two new short snippets from the video ahead of its big premiere tomorrow. Britney posted the Perfume clips on her official Instagram profile and altho they are PAINFULLY short, they do give us a tiny taste of what’s to come. In the caption for the first video, Britney reveals that she had to “dig deep” and play with some “acting chops” for this video … which means we’re in for a CINEMATIC masterpiece, I’m sure. Click below to check out the Perfume clips and see what you think. More »
Posted under: 'Perfume', Britney Spears