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I’m Still Not Over Ciara’s ‘I Bet’ Video, So Let’s Discuss

Word is, it's about her ex-fiancé, Future
Ballerina CiCi

Not every artist can get me excited about a new video, but Ciara is definitely one of them. I practically fell over myself getting to the computer to watch I Bet. Because, CIARA. And her videos always make me strongly consider getting up and working out. Like, strongly consider it. Her latest visuals are as stunning as many of her older ones (though I have to admit, Ride is still my favorite). But even with Ballerina Ciara twirling around, everyone’s talking about the lyrics… and how much they sound like direct references to her ex-fiancé/IDIOT. Sorry, I know I don’t know them personally, but YOU DO NOT HURT THE CIARA! Anyway, check out the breakup anthem and tell me what you think! Me likey!

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Rumor Has It Britney Spears Will Perform The Super Bowl Halftime Show Next Year

According to 'The National Enquirer'

SO, okay … before we start getting ALL EXCITED by this headline, I must preface this whole entire post with the caveat that this report comes from an unnamed “insider” who spoke to that bastion of journalistic integrity, The National Enquirer. Now, that being said, OMG can you imagine if this report turns out to be true? According to the insider, the powers that be at the NFL are so impressed with how well Britney Spears is doing with her Britney: Piece of Me show in Las Vegas (which raked in more than $45 million dollars in revenue in its first year) that they are considering offering our dear Britney the headline Super Bowl Halftime Show spot for Super Bowl 50 next year! OMG!!!!!!!! I know it’s completely foolish to get excited by this unsubstantiated rumor but OMG!!!!!!!! Please ye gods, let this be true!!! More »

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Kendrick Lamar Reveals The Tracklisting For His New Album ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’

"Intensely personal to the swaggeringly aggressive"

In just the past week, rapper Kendrick Lamar revealed the release date, unveiled the cover art for and announced the title of To Pimp A Butterfly. Today we learn the tracklisting of songs that is included on the 16 song album. The listing on iTunes for Kendrick‘s new album has yet to be updated with the song titled but NME is reporting the trackslisting in full … which you can see below. More »

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First Listen: Prince Just Released A New Song Titled ‘What If?’

With vocals by 3rd Eye Girl drummer Hannah Welton

Last week we learned the exciting news that Prince and his new band 3rd Eye Girl are kicking off a new tour called The Hit & Run Tour in Louisville, KY this week and today we get to hear a NEW SONG from His Purple Majesty to get the weekend started right. Prince has released a new song titled What If? that features guest vocals by 3rd Eye Girl drummer Hannah Welton (who also hails from Louisville, the first stop on Prince‘s new tour) — which you can listen to in full below. The song is a bit of a departure from the kind of music that Prince tends to release but after a couple of listens, I do like it. Click below to hear Prince‘s new song What If? (Featuring Hannah Welton). More »

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Britney Spears Tells ‘Billboard’ Magazine That She Is ‘Slowly But Surely’ Working On Her Next Album

BUT, a new album is "not [her] full priority right now"

Britney Spears, the queen of Las Vegas who was just celebrated for grossing over $45 million dollars in the first year of her Las Vegas concert residency, is featured on the cover of the new issue of Billboard magazine. In her cover story interview, which will be released in full online tomorrow, Britney talks about her family, her hugely successful Vegas show and her next album! BUT, while news of new Britney music may be exciting, I’m afraid I must warn you that we may be waiting a long time to get a new album. According to Brit herself, work on a new album is progressing “slowly” because it is not a “full priority right now”. Honestly, with all the money she’s making from her Britney: Piece of Me show, I don’t blame her for putting her focus there for the time being. More »

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First Listen: Ricky Martin Teams Up With Pitbull For His New Single ‘Mr. Put It Down’

"Remember lust can get tricky / It's Mr. Worldwide and Ricky"
"I'm so hot / I'm hotter than Hell"

Ricky Martin has released a new single titled Mr. Put It Down and as you can hear above, it features a guest rap vocal by Mr. Worldwide himself Pitbull. There are two very interesting things about this song at first brush. Firstly, I’m a bit surprised that Pitbull would want to be featured on a single with an openly gay man when he has made it very clear in the past that he doesn’t even like perform on stage with gay male backup dancers. It would appear that he may be evolving on this issue, which is good. Secondly, Ricky‘s vocals sound nothing like Ricky Martin. Had I heard this song just randomly, I would’ve never guessed it was Ricky Martin singing. Honestly, I’m not really blown away by this track but give it a listen, see what you think. Do you think Ricky Martin and Pitbull make a good musical couple?

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Watch: Sarah Michelle Gellar Stars In A ‘Princess Rap Battle’ Video And It’s Pretty Awesome

Sure, why not?
Cinderella vs. Belle

Sarah Michelle Gellar, who has signed on to star in the upcoming second season of Star Wars: Rebels on Disney XD, is a featured star in a fun new viral video making the rounds today. SMG stars alongside Whitney Avalon in a Princess Rap Battle video — which is as awesome as it sounds. Sarah is Cinderella and Whitney is Belle and the ladies go head to head trading barbs … while rapping. As you may recall, SMG broke all of our hearts last week when she killed all chances of ever reprising her role in Buffy the Vampire Slayer but obvs, she’s got time to do Princess Rap Battles. LOL. I guess we take what we get. This Princess Rap Battle is the fourth of a series of videos. You can click HERE to watch Snow White vs. Elsa (who is a queen not a princess, btw), HERE to watch Galadriel vs. Princess Leia and HERE to watch Mrs. Claus vs. Mary Poppins (neither of which are princesses).

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Watch: Björk Releases A Music Video For ‘Lionsong’

The first video from her new album 'Vulnicura'
"Make the joy peak / Humour peak / Frustration peak"

Back in January, Björk decided to release her new album Vulnicura early due to the album leaking online … but she is moving forward at her own pace in terms of single and music video releases. Today we get to see the music video for her song Lionsong, the first to be released from her new album. This is how the video’s directors Inez & Vinoodh describe the music video:

“Björk’s character for ‘Lionsong’ had to be smooth like a spider waiting in her web and seductive like a Balinese dancer cast in bronze. She is seen as if under a microscope, baring her heart while luring us inside the bloody galaxy of her own wound”.

We did get to see a video for Black Lake last month but that was less a music video and more a trailer for the Björk exhibit currently on display at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. As you can see above, this video for Lionsong carries on the vagina theme that Björk appears to be embracing with this new album. The song is hauntingly beautiful and the video is brilliantly Björk, so please enjoy.

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Watch: This Video Of Kanye West & John Legend Performing ‘Gold Digger’ In 2003 Is Really Something

Babies
Baby Yeezus

I know it’s only Wednesday but the video embedded above is too great to hang on to until Throwback Thursday tomorrow so … please forgive me. Performance video from 2003 of a very young Kanye West and a very young John Legend at the 2nd annual Dynamic Producer Conference has come to light and it is so great, you have to check it out. Kanye, with John on piano, performed a live version of West‘s single Gold Digger (which wasn’t released until his second album Late Registration) at the conference and as you can see and hear, it’s a very different version than the one that we know. This performance took place months before Kanye‘s debut album was released so we’re seeing Yeezus before he was even born. I mean, are you kidding me with that Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups t-shirt and Louis Vuitton backpack? LOL. This video is so great. I mean, right? Tell me this isn’t great.

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Kendrick Lamar Releases The Cover Art & Reveals The Title Of His New Album

'To Pimp a Butterfly'

Just a few days ago we learned FINALLY that rapper Kendrick Lamar announced the release date for his next album (March 23, in case you had forgotten). Today we learn the title of his new album and we get to see the album cover art. Kendrick revealed the cover art for his album on his official Instagram profile and announced the album title in the photo caption. As you can see below, the cover art features a group of men posing for a group photo in front of the White House and the album will be titled To Pimp a Butterfly. More »

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