News archive - 2014, week 13

New Music: Rita Ora - "I Will Never Let You Down" [Audio & Review]

Welcome back, Rita Ora! Two years after the release of her debut album "Ora" (2010), the Kosovo pop princess is gearing up to release her sophomore later in 2014! First single from Rita's studio project #2 is the Calvin Harris-produced "I Will Never Let You Down", an 'uplifting love song' as…

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DirectLyrics Interviews Home Free: Talk "Crazy Life" Album & One Direction Cover

Home Free became a household name in America when they won the fourth season of NBC's "The Sing-Off". The acapella quintet - made of Austin Brown, Rob Lundquist, Chris Rupp, Tim Foust and Adam Rupp - are currently on the road with "The Sing-off Tour" across the States but when that ends, the…

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Shakira - "Empire" [Music Video]

Shakira wears a wedding dress but refuses to walk down the church aisle in the music video for new single "Empire". The Steve Mac-produced rock mid-tempo is the official second offering from Shakira's self-titled tenth album, in stores today (March 25th). Watch the Darren Craig, Jonathan Craven…

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DirectLyrics Interviews Karmin: Talk "Pulses" Album, Third Single & Possible 'Re-Release'

Karmin are releasing March 25th their long-awaited FULL-LENGTH debut album "Pulses" (Epic). It's been a long road for the pop duo (made of real-life engaged couple Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan) to finally see "Pulses" be a reality (hit the stores), after numerous delays, but the time has at last…

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[Listen] Ryan Tedder - "Broken Lights" (Demo for Demi Lovato's "Neon Lights")

Before "Neon Lights", there was "Broken Lights". Ryan Tedder's demo for the Demi Lovato single has surfaced online and it doesn't put Demi in a good position. The EDM track is featured on the pop singer's self-titled fourth studio album which was released in May last year and which has sold, as of…

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New Music: Travie McCoy (feat. Brendon Urie) - "Keep On Keeping On" [Stream Link & Review]

Another collaboration that is a single. Surprised? After the surprising flop of his first single, "Rough Water" featuring Jason Mraz, Travie McCoy steps forward with 'Single #2' - from his upcoming second solo album also-titled "Rough Water" (Fueled by Ramen) - entitled "Keep On Keeping On"…

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Puff Daddy (feat. Rick Ross & French Montana) - "Big Homie" [Music Video]

Who rules in L.A, New York and Miami? Puff Daddy does! The multi-name hip-hop mogul is about to make his 'comeback' to the music scene with the release of a new solo studio album (first since 2006's 'Press Play'), reportedly to be titled "MMM (Money Making Mitch)". First single is "Big Homie"…

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New Music: Young Chop (feat. Chief Keef & Lil Reese) – ‘Bang Like Chop’

We first heard about Young Chop’s ‘Bang Like Chop’ single at the top of the year and today (March 30th) we finally get a listen to the full audio. The hard-hitting track finds Chicago’s Chief Keef and Lil Reese reunited once again over a banging instrumental courtesy of producer Young Chop. "B*tch…

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Jennifer Lopez Performs New Song "Never Satisfied" at Dubai World Cup

Jennifer Lopez is never satisfied... and that's why she's had three failed marriages, right? Why say this? So, J.Lo performed a show-stopping mini-concert on Saturday (March 29th) at the Dubai World Cup (thoroughbred horse race) in the United Arab Emirates. She rocked the 'Meydan Racecourse'…

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PTAF Release New Less-Ghetto Video For "Boss Ass Bitch" on VEVO!

Knew this would happen! L.A-based hip hop-crunk girl group PTAF have just uploaded to VEVO the 'official music video' for their viral, debut single "Boss Ass Bitch". Don't lie... everyone has heard this song! Its original 'music video' is racking up over 14 million views on YouTube to date, so…

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[Watch] Sam Smith Performs on 'Stay With Me' & 'Lay Me Down' on SNL

British newcomer Sam Smith made his 'Saturday Night Live' debut on March 29th. Capitol Records have major hope on the BBC Sound of 2014 winner as they're 'pushing' Sam on both sides of the pond. 'SNL' is the beginning of U.S promo. Sam will be releasing his debut album "In The Lonely Hour" this…

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Rihanna Fails Shakira Who Is Forced To Sing 'Empire' on 'The Voice UK'

Epic fail. We were all expecting Shakira and Rihanna to perform "Can't Remember To Forget You" for the first time together last night, but they crushed our dreams! Rihanna had been photographed in London earlier this week attending Drake's last European shows of "Would You Like A Tour?", and since…

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New Music: DJ Felli Fel (feat. Pitbull, Juicy J, & CeeLo Green) – ‘Have Some Fun’

Power 106’s DJ Felli Fel unleashes a new single titled ‘Have Some Fun’ featuring a cast of Pitbull, Juicy J, and CeeLo Green. The party-friendly tune was first premiered by Felli Fel on the Los Angeles-based radio station last night (March 28th). “I wanna have some fun and I know I’m not the only…

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Introducing Josh Thompson... Join Instagram 'Cover Contest' To See Him In Concert!

Not familiar with Josh Thompson? Well, you should be now! The 36-year-old country singer is about to drop his second album "Turn It Up" in just mere days (April 1st). He released his debut "Way Out Here" in 2010 when he was signed to Columbia. Amid corporate restructuring, he was transferred to…

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[Video] Lady Gaga Performs "G.U.Y" For The First Time at Roseland Ballroom

Roseland Ballroom is closing its doors and Lady Gaga is playing a short residency as a way to pay homage to the mythical NYC venue. The 7-date residency kicked off last night (March 28th). Fans at Friday's concert uploaded videos on YouTube revealing all of Gaga's eccentric outfits and full…

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The Wanted's 'Farewell' Music Video, 'Glow In The Dark', Is Disappointing

I get this video, I'm just disappointed by it. After their on-going tour is over, The Wanted will go into hiatus (although, I'm getting more 'split' vibes). Their last album "Word of Mouth", and the singles from it (five in total), have been sales disappointments. So it was a no-brainer a decision…

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Song Premiere: Cher Lloyd - "Dirty Love"

Release date of Cher Lloyd's sophomore album "Sorry I'm Late" (May 17th) is getting closer and closer, and in view of that, Cher is treating fans today with a little candy treat to build the anticipation. Exclusively premiered via MTV.com, listen below to Cher's brand new song "Dirty Love". Is…

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New Music + Video: 2 Chainz (feat. French Montana) - 'A-Rod'

2 Chainz resurfaces today (March 28th) with a new single titled 'A-Rod' featuring French Montana and production from Chicago's Young Chop. The bass-heavy track was first heard during 2 Chainz' '2 G.O.O.D. to Be T.R.U. Tour' during a concert stop at the Roseland Ballroom in New York last month. "I…

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Cascada - "Blink" [Music Video]

After the huge disappointment that was the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest for them, Cascada is back with a new single from what is hopefully a new album. The EDM-ready "Blink" was released on iTunes today, March 28th, the same day the music video is out! Cascada just love releasing party-ready songs…

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Shakira Lip-Synchs To A Dead Crowd at "2014 Echo Awards" In Germany

What's the viewership of the 'Echo Awards'? Going through this suffering must be 'cause of the millions and millions of Germans that watch this show each year, right? Shakira was the star guest at the '2014 Echo Awards' (music awards) held in Berlin, Germany on Thursday, March 27th. There, the…

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Sam Smith - "Stay With Me" [Music Video]

He won everyone over with "Money On My Mind" and now UK newcomer Sam Smith steps forward with his third single, "Stay With Me". The soulful number will also be present in Sam's upcoming debut album "In The Lonely Hour", due in stores May 26th. In the candid "Stay With Me", Sam sings about how he's…

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[Watch] Beyoncé Cries Her Eyes Out at Last "Mrs. Carter" Show In Portugal (+ Jay-Z Joins Her For "Drunk In Love")

It all began in Belgrade, Serbia in April last year, and it all ended in Lisbon, Portugal last night (March 27th). The city's MEO Arena sold out to welcome the last show of Beyoncé's "Mrs. Carter World Tour". And King B got real emotional in it! Having just finished singing "XO", Blue Ivy's mom…

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[Video] Janelle Monáe Brings "Rio 2 - Soundtrack" To "American Idol"

20th Century Fox paid for a 3-minute slot on "American Idol" so Janelle Monáe could perform the lead single from the "Rio 2" soundtrack; "What Is Love", on last night's results show (March 27th). Watch Ms. Monaé get the 'fiesta' started below! Certainly Janelle have better songs than the 'meh...'…

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The Game (feat. Nipsey Hussle & Ty Dolla $ign) – ‘Same Hoes’ [Music Video]

The Game gives WorldStarHipHop the premiere of his new music video ‘Same Hoes’ featuring fellow West Coast artists Nipsey Hussle and Ty Dolla $ign. The upbeat tune is produced by DJ Mustard and can be found on Game’s ‘Operation Kill Everything’ mixtape, which dropped late last year. It doesn’t…

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New Music: Martina McBride (feat. Kelly Clarkson) - "In The Basement" [Studio]

Martina McBride will release her 12th studio album "Everlasting" this April 8th (via Kobalt), but "Everlasting" ain't your ordinary album. Instead of recording originals for it, what Martina did, was to record twelve R&B-soul covers. One of those covers is Etta James' "In The Basement", and…

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Sevyn Streeter - "nEXt" [Music Video]

Sevyn Streeter loves bad boys, and she's a fool for falling in their arms. That's pretty much what we get (and what song lyrics are about) in the music video for "nEXt". The Kid Ink-assisted R&B tune is the second single from Sevyn's debut EP "Call Me Crazy, But...". Catch the VEVO world premiere…

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Sage the Gemini Steps On The "Gas Pedal" at "Late Show With David Letterman"

Sage the Gemini stopped by "Late Show with David Letterman" on CBS last night (March 26th) to do a live performance of his hit single "Gas Pedal", with a little help of IAMSU! "Gas Pedal" is a song from the rapper's debut album "Remember Me", which U.S stores this week, on March 25th. Watch the…

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[Review] Shakira - "Shakira" Album (Track-by-Track)

With a one year of delay, but it's finally here. Shakira's self-titled tenth studio album is in stores already (released March 25th) and depending where you buy it and how much you are willing to spend, you'll get more or less tracks. There's the 'standard', the 'deluxe' and the 'Target' editions.…

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[Watch] Cher Lloyd Performs New Single "Sirens" & More NEW Songs at Detroit Concert

UK-born pop singer Cher Lloyd performed a special concert last night (March 25th) at at St. Andrews Hall in Detroit, Michigan. Not only did Cher perform her new single "Sirens" before her tens of fans at the venue, she also debuted three brand new tracks from upcoming album "Sorry I'm Late" (May…

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Rixton - "Me & My Broken Heart" [Music Video]

Rixton play a shady scam during a poker game with two 'mafiosos' in the music video for "Me and My Broken Heart". The Maroon 5-esque pop/rock mid-tempo is the second single from the UK-based band's forthcoming debut album. They recently signed to Scooter Braun's label (Justin Bieber's manager) who…

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[Video] Ed Sheeran Debuts Jaw-Dropping Rap Song "Take It Back Now" at London Concert

I am speechless! Kanye, Jay-Z, where you at? You got new competition! And that's Ed Sheeran! The British red-haired singer performed a mini-concert for the Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall in London earlier this week (to be exact, on Monday) and after delighting fans with live…

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Shakira Gets Interviewed, Performs "Empire" on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon"

Shakira is finally on U.S television doing promo for her tenth album "Shakira". The Colombian singer stopped by NBC's "The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon" for an interview + live performance appearance on Tuesday. Watch it all in video below! Sitted on Jimmy's couch, Shakira told the funnyman…

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Fabolous - 'Young OG' [Music Video]

Fabolous has kept quiet as of late but returns today (March 25th) with the official video to his 'Young OG' track. The Mark Henry-produced track, which samples Kanye West's 'On Sight', appeared on his current project 'The Soul Tape 3' released in late December. Directed by Gerard Victor, the…

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[Review] Karmin - "Pulses" Album (Track-by-Track)

Pop duo Karmin released March 25th their debut full-length album "Pulses" and saw a dream (a very delayed album) come true. "Pulses" features twelve songs and one intro. The Messengers, The Elev3n, Jon Jon, or Martin Johnson helped Karmin in the 'production' department for this album, while Claude…

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50 Cent - "Pilot" [Music Video]

Captain 50 Cent takes control of the cockpit in the music video for "Pilot", the latest release from the rapper's upcoming fifth album "Animal Ambition", due in stores June 3rd. "Pilot" is produced by newcomer Shamtrax. 50 turns a G5 jet into a party in the ostentatious "Pilot" visual. Fiddy is so…

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New Music: Neon Trees - "I Love You (But I Hate Your Friends)"

First they released "Sleeping with a Friend" and now "I Love You (But I Hate Your Friends)". Neon Trees' third album "Pop Psychology" is definitely going to be an interesting one. This arrives in stores across the U.S on April 22. The pre-order for "Pop Psychology" is available right now, and "I…

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New Music: Havana Brown - "Whatever We Want" [HQ Edit]

There is no denying....! This is a BOP. Welcome back, Havana Brown! The Australian singer had failed to serve us with something interesting ever since 2011's "We Run The Night", but she's finally put an ending to that. "Whatever We Want" is a new single by Havana, it is produced by Richard Vission…

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[Watch] Shakira Performs 'Shakira' Songs at iHeartRadio Release Party!

Her new album may hit stores today (March 25th), but Shakira kicked off the celebration last night. In an event called 'Target Presents iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Shakira', held at the iHeartRadio Theater in Burbank, Calirfonia, hosted by Ryan Seacrest, and streamed online by Yahoo!…

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New Music: 50 Cent – ‘Pilot’

After giving us audio and visuals last week for ‘Hold On’ and the Yo Gotti-asissted ‘Don’t Worry ‘Bout It’, 50 Cent shows no signs of slowing down as he kicks off this week with the release of a fresh new track titled ‘Pilot’. The dope cut is the latest offering from Curtis as part of his plans to…

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New Music: The Black Keys - "Fever" [Audio]

Did everyone's favorite bluesy rock band just took the generic alternative route? Ohio rock band The Black Keys uploaded to their YouTube page today (March 24th) their new single "Fever". The 'alternative' rock song is the first official offering from the Keys' forthcoming eighth studio album…

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[Stream Link] 'Rio 2' - Soundtrack (Songs by Bruno Mars, Ester Dean, Janelle Monae...)

Atlantic Records just bombarded us with the fourteen songs that are included on the "Rio 2" soundtrack album. Exclusively through Billboard, Atlantic provided a stream SoundCloud embed to listen to all the new music the soundtrack brings on Monday (March 24th), just one day before the soundtrack…

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Future Performs 'Honest' & 'Move That Dope' on 'The Wendy Williams Show' [+ Interview]

While in New York City on Monday (March 24th), rapper Future stopped by for a LIVE appearance on 'The Wendy Williams Show'. Ciara's baby daddy-to-be sat down for a chat with Wendy before taking the stage to perform two tracks from his new album "Honest". On the interview portion, Future discussed…

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Miranda Lambert - "Automatic" [Music Video]

Miranda Lambert pays her old house's attic a visit in the music video for "Automatic". The country-rock mid-tempo is the first single from Miranda's upcoming fifth studio album "Platinum", due in stores on June 3rd via RCA Nashville. "Automatic" has refused to leave the (US) iTunes Top 100 chart…

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Travie McCoy (feat. Brendon Urie) - "Keep On Keeping On" [Music Video Premiere]

We're not going to ask how much was this music video worth made. But let's just say the budget difference between "Rough Water" music video and this is quite remarkable! He promised to premiere the visual for his newly-released (and by 'newly' we mean today) single "Keep On Keeping On" (feat.…

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Pia Toscano Messes U.S National Anthem Only A Little Bit at 'Auto Club 400' [Video]

Remember Pia Toscano? She was contestant on the tenth season of 'American Idol' in 2011, she signed to Insterscope following her elimination, she released a single "This Time" (which didn't do to well), we interviewed her, she 'parted ways' with Interscope in 2012 and never had the chance to…

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Chris Brown (feat. Tyga & Lil Wayne) – ‘Loyal’ [Music Video]

After a slight delay in the premiere last week, Chris Brown kicks off this week with the release of the official music video to his single ‘Loyal’ featuring Young Money’s Tyga and Lil Wayne. The track, which was produced by Nic Nac, will appear on Chris’ long-awaited sixth solo LP ‘X’. Directed by…

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Tinashe (feat. SchoolBoy Q) - "2 On" [Music Video Premiere!]

Up-and-coming R&B songstress Tinashe releases a music video for her Schoolboy Q-assisted "2 On" song two months after it premiered. Watch above! Produced by DJ Mustard, the club-banger "2 On" is the lead single from Tinashe's upcoming 'major label' debut album, which will be coming to physical and…

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