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Keyshia Cole in "Next Time (Won't Give My Heart Away)" video

Keyshia Cole in “Next Time (Won’t Give My Heart Away)” video

Keyshia Cole was vengeful in the video for her Juicy J-assisted single “Rick James,” but in her latest video for “Next Time (Won’t Give My Heart Away)” she is more reserved. The Colin Tilley-directed video finds Cole reflecting on a relationship that was destroyed by infidelity and trust issues.

Both singles will be featured on Cole’s forthcoming album Point of No Return. Continue reading

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Instagram

B.o.B stopped by The Today Show with Priscilla yesterday to perform his single “John Doe.” The powerful Underground Luxury track finds the two artists singing about a person who is failing at hiding their struggle with addiction.

Priscilla sounded AMAZING during this performance and Bobby Ray brought along his guitar to keep things interesting.

Even if you don’t like this song you should watch this video because B.o.B is referred to as the “pride of Decatur, Ga.” Continue reading

Monkey Puzzle

Monkey Puzzle

If you’ve forgotten how awesome Sia’s ginormous solo single “Chandelier” is, consider this a friendly reminder.

Like most of Sia’s older fans, I admit I love the new single, but I worried that her new album will be full of choruses built on metaphors and pop anthems, just as the songs she’s written from some of pop’s biggest stars have been.

A feature in The New York Times has put that fear to rest. According to the article, Sia’s forthcoming album, 1000 Forms of Fear will “undeniably reflects an older vintage of Sia, with sadder, brutal lyrics that are far too violent and introspective for Top 40 radio.”

But, don’t worry new fans. Rhere will reportedly be a few pop anthems thrown into the mix, too.

Promo for the album, which is scheduled for a June release, may be a bit hard, however. It’s no secret Sia loves her privacy and hates the idea of fame and the singer apparently refuses to appear in the album cover or any music videos for the project.

It’s okay, though. I have a feeling the music will speak for itself.

Island Def Jam

Island Def Jam

The wait is almost over. Iggy Azalea’s long-awaited album The New Classic will finally be released next Tuesday (April 22), but fans don’t have to wait until then to hear the rapper’s collaboration with Rita Ora.

“Black Widow” is no “Fancy,” but with hand claps, a bass-heavy trap beat and lyrics about a failing relationship, the song is sure to capture the attention of the two artist’s fan bases.

I would say I’m not in love with this song, but we all know I rarely love Azalea’s songs before I see the music video.

Fun fact: If you’re wondering why this song sounds similar to Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse,” it maybe because Perry co-wrote it!

Listen and share your thoughts below. Continue reading

Republic

Republic

Ariana Grande is known for her conservative image, but the singer shows off her legs in the single artwork for her forthcoming single “Problem.”

The new song will feature rapper Iggy Azalea.

“Well, I’m extremely happy to be a part of @ArianaGrande’s new record and I’m warning you now… She may be small but the record is huge,” Azalea said about the collaboration on Twitter.

The single will be featured on Grande’s sophomore album.

Epic

Epic

Andre 3000 and Future debuted their new collaboration “Benz Friendz (Whatchutola)” at Coachella last weekend, but I think we can all agree it wasn’t a proper introduction.

The Honest track finds the Dungeon Family rappers swearing off materialistic girls over an ominous vocal loop. The leak allows fans to finally hear Andre’s verse since he cut the song off early during the Coachella performance.

The duo managed to keep the song under wraps until now. Earlier this week Future released the album stream of Honest, which will be released next week (April 22), but he made sure to leave the highly anticipated collaboration off.

It’s always a good day when a new verse from 3 Stacks surfaces and the catchy hook is just the icing on the cake. Continue reading

Capitol

Capitol

The Friend zone is such an awful place to unwillingly be. Sam Smith knows this and, unlike most people, he also knows it’s a terrible idea to try to force his way out.

“Not In That Way” is another slow track and with nothing more than an electric guitar backing Smith’s rich vocals, it’s definitely an emotional record. “I’d never ask you, cuz deep down I’m certain I know what you’d say. You’d say I’m sorry, believe me, I love you, but not in that way,” he croons and it’s like you can hear the hearts of all the people who are “just friends” ripping in unison.

The song comes from Smith’s debut album In The Lonely Hour, which will be released in the U.S. in June. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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