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Beyonce and Jay Z in "Drunk In Love" video

Beyonce and Jay Z in “Drunk In Love” video

If Page Six is to believed, The Carters are going on tour together!

Following Beyonce and Jay Z’s separate tours and Jay’s tour with Justin Timberlake last summer, the couple is reportedly planning a summer tour that includes 20-stadium shows in the U.S. starting in June.

Obviously this would be a huge deal for fans of the stars. The husband and wife often make appearances at each other shows and the crowd always eats it up! Just imagine what a full tour would be like!

We’ll have to wait and see if this actually happens.

In related news, John Mayer recently covered Beyonce’s “XO” during a show in Australia. Naturally, the stripped-downed acoustic cover of the pop song still packs the emotional punch, even before Mayer play’s the song’s “ohh” refrain on harmonica. Continue reading

Pharrell performs on Ellen

Pharrell performs on Ellen

Pharrell stopped by The Ellen Degeneres Show recently and performed his latest G I R L single “Come Get It Bae.” Miley Cyrus wasn’t there to perform her part of the catchy song, unfortunately, but Pharrell still seemed to enjoy himself and with the help of his backup dancers and singers, he was able to deliver a solid performance.

I can’t wait to see the music video for this single. I know it’s going to feature crazy fashion from Pharrell and some controversial moves from Miley Cyrus! Continue reading

Alicia Keys in "It's On Again" video

Alicia Keys in “It’s On Again” video

Alicia Keys, Kendrick Lamar and Pharrell save the world through music in the music video for “It’s On Again.” The song serves as the lead single for The Amazing Spiderman 2 soundtrack.

As far as music videos for soundtrack singles goes, this one is pretty amazing. Keys looks stunning and the storyline meshes well with the dramatic footage from the movie.

The soundtrack will be released on April 22.

Kendrick Lamar in "It's On Again" video

Kendrick Lamar in “It’s On Again” video

Pharrell in "It's On Again" video

Pharrell in “It’s On Again” video

Sony Music Ent.

Sony Music Ent.

No, Jennifer Hudson isn’t doing a remake of DJ Unk’s popular 2006 single “Walk It Out.” The singer’s new release, a sultry Timbaland-production, finds the singer dropping a few expletives and even dropping an Aaliyah interpolation into the mix (“Would give it to you but I’m sorry, I’m not just anybody).

Hudson even does a little rapping during the fun song. It fits with the sound she has been going for over the last year, so I suspect fans will enjoy it.

Still, “Walk It Out” feels like it could’ve gone to any R&B singer looking for an “hip” sound. It doesn’t feel like it was tailor-made for the powerhouse singer. Continue reading

Interscope

Interscope

Over the weekend Oprah’s interview with Pharrell aired. During the chit chat, the singer discussed struggling to get people, especially radio, to pay attention to his hit song “Happy” initially. It was a lesson that sometimes the best things take time and a lot of patience. OneRepublic’s “Love Runs Out” isn’t a big hit, yet, but it’s come with a similar message.

“Love Runs Out” was originally supposed to be the lead single for the band’s 2013 album Native, but didn’t even make the album because frontman Ryan Tedder said they couldn’t get the chorus to be as amazing as the verses were.

The band unveiled the track on Vevo yesterday and it was well worth the wait. “I’ll be doing this, if you ever doubt, till the love runs out,” Tedder sings over a repetitive piano melody, before the song explodes with sounds: soulful riffs, “oohhh” background vocals, booming drums, a soulful bass line, clapping. You name it, it’s here. And it’s amazing.

It’s exactly the huge sound I was expecting based on the snippet that was released last week.

“Love Runs Out” will appear on a new edition of Native.

The band is scheduled to perform at the Billboard Music Awards in May. Continue reading

Elektra

Elektra

Remember last year when we were craving new music from Ed Sheeran and longed for some sort of hint about his new album? The drought ended last week and the good news is continuing to pour in.

Today the singer announced new North American tour dates, beginning in Seattle on August 22 and ending in Toronto on September 18. According to Billboard, tickets go on sale on April 25.

The singer’s forthcoming album X will be out by the time the tour begins, so fans will get to hear new and old material during the show.

Sheeran performed his new single “Sing” along with a new album cut “Don’t” on Saturday Night Live over the weekend. Continue reading

Ninja Tune

Ninja Tune

Kelis has uploaded her food-themed album to Soundcloud a little over a week before it’s April 22 release date.

Food features the previously released singles “Jerk Ribs” and “Rumble” along with songs with scrumptious titles like “Biscuits N’ Gravy” and “Cobbler.”

In addition to being a musician, Kelis is also a saucier who studied at Le Cordon Bleu.

Head over to The Guardian to hear the album before it is released next week.

Chris Brown in "Don't Be Gone Too Long" video

Chris Brown in “Don’t Be Gone Too Long” video

Chris Brown and Ariana Grande’s duet was previously postponed due to Brown’s legal woes, but it seems like things are finally getting back on track.

Brown has released a one take dance performance video, presumably from the official music video, and it features a snippet of the single. For most of the video, Brown dances to the instrumental but fans do get to hear the chorus and bridge.

The lyrics seem a bit reductive, but I’m still interested in hearing the full version.

Watch the one take video below and share your thoughts! Continue reading

Jhene Aiko in "Comfort Inn Ending (Freestyle)" video

Jhene Aiko in “Comfort Inn Ending (Freestyle)” video

Jhene Aiko gets revenge on her lover and his side chick in the music video for “Comfort Inn Ending (Freestyle).” The singer keys the girl’s car and burns her man’s clothes and shoes in the slow motion visuals. Distraught, she then sits in best friend’s car and cries.

It isn’t all bad, though. The video also displays the happier times in the relationship.

“Comfort Inn Ending (Freestyle)” is featured on Sail Out, which is in stores now. Continue reading

Eminem and Rihanna performs at MTV Movie Awards

Eminem and Rihanna performs at MTV Movie Awards

Eminem and Rihanna are touring together later this year and they gave fans a taste of what they can expect on the tour last night at the MTV Movie Awards. The duo performed their no. 1 single “The Monster” on the stage with red lighting and fire.

The highlight of the performance was definitely how good Rihanna sounded. It seems the singer is excelling in every aspect of her career these days. Now all we need is a new album…
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