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Janet Jackson Will Release Her New Album This Fall On Her Own Record Label

Rhythm Nation Records

Just a few weeks ago we learned the exciting news that Janet Jackson will not only be releasing a new album this year but that she will also be going on world tour as well (a tour that she is already rehearsing for here in LA). A few days ago, we heard a rumor that Janet‘s new single will be released “within 30 days”. Today we learn officially that JJ will release her new album this fall on her very own record label imprint Rhythm Nation Records. BMG has partnered with Rhythm Nation for the album release, which is detailed in the press release announcement shared below. More »

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First Look: Mariah Carey Releases A Music Video For ‘Infinity’

Co-starring 'Empire's Jussie Smollett
"Why you mad?"

Mariah Carey released back in April her new single Infinity, the first from her new greatest hits album #1 to Infinity. Today we get to see the just-released music video for the track. The video was filmed in Las Vegas and is themed around her new Las Vegas concert residency (which has already gone on hiatus until July), so if you missed seeing the small smattering of shows that have already come and gone, you can kinda sorta get a feel for what you missed by watching this music video. Empire star Jussie Smollett is featured in the video, so that’s another reason to watch … OH, and the song … yet another reason to check out this video. Have a look above, see what you think of Mimi‘s latest music video offering for Infinity.

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The Bang-Gos

The TV Guide

After I saw the original members of L7 perform their first concert in 18 years at the Echo on Thursday night, I had a hard time imagining a show that could outdo their blistering performance. Last night, I saw The Bangles live in concert at the Troubadour in West Hollywood and can honestly say that the show was just as amazing as the L7 show but for vastly different reasons. The Bangles are touring without original bassist Michael Steele which was a bummer to me … until they brought out Kathy Valentine of The Go Gos to play on stage with them. I mean … The Bangles and a Go Go together on one stage? I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I managed to get some photos and video of the performances of Walk Like an Egyptian and Eternal Flame, which you can see below. I have a feeling you will enjoy. More »

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Hilary Duff Releases The Tracklisting For Her New Album ‘Breathe In. Breathe Out.’

June 16

Yesterday we got to see the Tinder-less version of Hilary Duff‘s music video for Sparks, which is infinitely better than the first video she released, and today we get some new Hil D. music news. Hilary has shared the final tracklisting for her new album Breathe In. Breathe Out. and as you can see below, she has also released a new promo image from the album art. The photo below appears to be the back side of the CD version of her album and she looks great. Click below to see the image and learn which 12 songs will be included on the album. More »

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Smell The Magic Again

The TV Guide

Last night was a busy night for me. Yesterday was Darion’s birthday and while the big celebration is yet to come on Saturday night, he gathered together a small group of friends for dinner at Connie & Ted’s in West Hollywood, CA. Dinner was really great because I got to see a few friends I hadn’t seen in a while and, of course, because we all got to celebrate Darion’s birth. After dinner, I made my way to the Echo in Echo Park to see L7 perform a super tiny pre-tour warm up concert and OMG were they amazing. Last night was seriously one of the best nights I’ve enjoyed in a while. More »

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Rumor Has It That Janet Jackson’s New Single Will Be Released ‘Within 30 Days’

PLEASE GODS, LET THIS BE TRUE!

Just yesterday we saw an amazing photo of Janet Jackson here in LA at rehearsals for her upcoming new TOUR which will feature music from her new ALBUM which she promises will be out this year. Today we hear that our first taste of JJ‘s new music may come within in the next 30 days. At this point, any information about the release of Janet‘s new music is speculative since no official announcement has been made … but if she is planning to release a new album and launch a new tour this year, then a single release in the next 4 weeks would fit into her timeline. HMMM. More »

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First Look: Kelly Clarkson Has Released A Music Video For Her New Single ‘Invincible’

Sia-penned and beautiful
"I ain't a scared little girl no more"

Back in February, when she was promoting the forthcoming release of her new album Piece By Piece, Kelly Clarkson gave us our first listen of her Sia-penned balled Invincible. Today we learn that Invincible has been released as an official single and we get to check out the just-released music video for the track. As you can see above, the video features Kelly and a group of women all being strong and independent and invincible and stuff as they dance throughout the video. Not only is the theme of this video Girl Power but it also has a heavy theme of diversity as well. I love this song and I love Kelly Clarkson. Check out the video about and see if you love it, too.

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Listen: Someone Mashed-Up Taylor Swift’s Song ‘You Belong With Me’ With Calvin Harris’s Song ‘Outside’ And It Is Brilliant

'We Belong Outside'
Taylor & Calvin get Mashed-Up

An industrious fan came up with the brilliant idea to mash-up a Taylor Swift song with a Calvin Harris song and as you can hear above, it’s a perfect match. The mash-up embedded here features vocals from Taylor‘s song You Belong With Me with music from Calvin‘s song Outside and is aptly titled You Belong Outside. It’s pretty amazing how well the two songs go together … kinda like Taylor and Calvin‘s ongoing romance. This is what it sounds like when Taylvin make beautiful music together. Enjoy.

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Watch: Hilary Duff Releases A Tinder-less Music Video For ‘Sparks’

OMG SO MUCH BETTER
"Skin to Skin we get it on"

Thank you sweet baby Jebus for hearing our prayers!! Hilary Duff has *just* released a new version of her music video for her new single Sparks that features NO advertisement for the Tinder dating app that she is really enamored of lately. As you may recall, Hilary released a music video for Sparks earlier this month that was jam-packed with way too many Tinder references, essentially turning the music video into a commercial for the dating app. The new version, embedded above, is all Hilary, all Sparks, NO Tinder … just as the gods intended. I am still obsessed with this song and I am really in love with this video so … please enjoy.

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First Look: Jenny Lewis’s Music Video For ‘She’s Not Me’ Is A Brilliant Homage To ‘The Golden Girls’, ‘Troop Beverly Hills’ & ‘The Wizard’

Jenny Lewis FTW!
Video of the Year

In late March, singer/songwriter Jenny Lewis teased that she would be paying homage to her child actor appearance on The Golden Girls in the music video for her new single She’s Not Me. Today, we get to see Jenny‘s music video in full and see that she not only references her guest appearance on The Golden Girls (1987) but also her starring roles in the movies Troop Beverly Hills (1989) and The Wizard (1989). Lewis, as you may know, was a kinda successful child actor back in the day but has since become a much more accomplished musician both as a solo artist and as the frontwoman of Rilo Kiley. I love this song, I LOVE her nods to her acting past and I really love Fred Arminsen as GG‘s Sophia Petrillo. This has to be the music video of the year!

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