News archive - 2014, week 17

Nina Nesbitt Q&A: On Debut U.S EP, UK & US Crowd Differences and Lily Allen & Ed Sheeran

Look at where Nina Nesbitt is at now. Over 19 million views on YouTube, toured Europe with Ed Sheeran at age 16, signed to a major label (Island Records), and released earlier this year her debut album 'Peroxide' in the UK (reaching the Top 15). What's next now for the 19-year-old Scottish singer?…

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Mariah Carey Reveals 'All-at-Once Digital Release' for New Album on Billboard Magazine

Mariah Carey will 'Beyoncé' her 14th studio album. Wait, is 'to Beyoncé' now a verb? Yes, it is. It means to unexpectedly release your new much-anticipated album on iTunes. And that's what Mariah will do next. However, hasn't her genius team realized this won't be a surprise anymore as MiMi has…

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DirectLyrics Interviews Dev: Talks 'Kiss It', New 'Bittersweet July' EP & Motherhood!

Dev is back in action after a brief hiatus to take care of her first child, the super-cute Emilia Lovely, and she's bringing a new sound along. The Californian singer released late last year a new single featuring rapper Sage the Gemini called 'Kiss It'. The Hit-Boy-produced record saw Dev leaving…

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DirectLyrics Interviews Cascada: Talk New Single 'Blink', 10th Anniversary & Eurovision!

Cascada really need no introduction. The German eurodance group - because it is a group. Lead singer Natalie Horler may be the visible face, but Cascada are in fact a trio, consisting of Natalie and producers DJ Manian and Yann Peifer - are celebrating in 2014 their ten-year anniversary. A…

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Brooke Candy - 'Opulence' [Music Video]

Brooke Candy's new single 'Opulence' is awesome but the video is really disturbing me. It's so diabolical! I highly doubt any music video channel will want to play this! The catchy, look-how-wealthy-I-am rap anthem 'Opulence' is the first single from Brooke Candy's forthcoming debut EP, to be…

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Ariana Grande, Austin Mahone, Fifth Harmony & Becky G Perform at 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards: Watch

The 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards went down at Nokia Theatre L.A LIVE in Los Angeles on Saturday, but only aired on Disney Channel until Sunday, April 28th. The awards 'honor the year's achievements in music, mainly in the teen pop genre, and are awarded based on online vote from the network's…

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Ed Sheeran, Jason Derulo & Kylie Minogue Perform at 2014 Logie Awards: Watch

The 2014 Logie Awards ceremony was held at Crown Palladium in Melbourne, Australia on Sunday, April 27th. The live ceremony of the television awards featured performances by guest stars Ed Sheeran, Jason Derulo and Kylie Minogue. UK's Ed Sheeran performed for the second time on television his…

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New Music: Ariana Grande (feat. Iggy Azalea) - 'Problem'

Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea have been teasing their 'Problem' collaboration over social media the past couple weeks and today the duo finally release in the track in it's entirety. 'Problem' will serve as the lead single from Ariana's upcoming sophomore album and also features whispering vocals…

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Introducing... Lizzie Weber! Watch Her First Music Video 'Falling Like Fools' Now!

Are you, do you want to be, or have you been in a relationship? No matter your scenario St. Louis-based singer-songwriter Lizzie Weber's debut single 'Falling Like Fools' will become your new favorite love ballad. There's something about Lizzie reminiscing to Ellie Goulding, Birdy or Christina…

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New Music: Justin Bieber (feat. Poo Bear) - 'Hard 2 Face Reality'

What a title. Justin Bieber wants headlines rolling again with the release of a new song called 'Hard 2 Face Reality'. The mellow electric guitar-driven track features singer-songwriter-producer Poor Bear. Listen to the 2-minute freebie below. The Canadian singer released 'Hard 2 Face Reality'…

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Exclusive Lyric Premiere: Sara Alina - "Let Somebody"

DirectLyrics is bringing you an exclusive first look at the lyrics to Sara Alina's new song 'Let Somebody', one day ahead of its release. 'Let Somebody' is an official single from this young artist's upcoming debut album, expected to come out later this year. Sara Alina was born in Vienna,…

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Introducing...Tanner Patrick! Watch His First Music Video 'Satellites' Now!

The name of Tanner Patrick might ring bell. He was the lead vocalist of extinct Texas-based pop/rock band Disco Curtis. After promoting their music through various social media sites Disco Curtis signed a deal with Interscope, releasing an EP in 2009. The four-piece band eventually broke up after…

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New Music: Robyn - 'Do It Again' (Review)

Wow. What kind of epicness?. Robyn should book Royksopp to produce her entire next studio album. No joke. Because considering 'Do It Again' is undoubtedly one of the best pop songs we've heard so far this year, Robyn has no choice but to write a check for Royksopp ASAP before somebody else does.…

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Shakira on Beyoncé: "She and I Are On The Same Level" (Must-Watch)

A star is a better star when he/she has no problem in recognizing the star power of another star. Confused? Well, just watch below what Colombian singer Shakira had to say about Rihanna and Beyoncé during an interview with UK channel, 4Music. The headlines would be: "Rihanna is the sexiest woman…

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New Music: DJ Snake & Lil Jon (feat. Juicy J, 2 Chainz, & French Montana) – ‘Turn Down For What’ (Remix)

It’s the year 2014 and Lil Jon has himself a Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 single thanks to his ‘Turn Down For What’ collaboration with DJ Snake. The two now hope to keep that momentum going strong and extend the life of the song with the release of the official remix featuring rappers Juicy J, 2…

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Alicia Keys & Kendrick Lamar Perform 'It's On Again' on 'Jimmy Fallon'

Alicia Keys and Kendrick Lamar dropped by 'The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon' on April 25th to perform for the first time on television their Pharrell-produced collaboration 'It's On Again', from the soundtrack of 'The Amazing Spiderman 2'. I'm still not feeling this song, unfortunately, and…

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Fabolous - 'Cuffin Season' [Music Video]

Brooklyn emcee Fabolous gives Diddy's Revolt TV the premiere of his new video 'Cuffin Season'. The track is produced by Sonaro and can be found on Fab's 'Soul Tape 3' mixtape released back in December. Unfortunately Fabolous' release of this video comes a little bit too late in the year. The…

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New Music + Video: Meek Mill (feat. Rick Ross) - 'Off The Corner'

Meek Mill has been teasing new music on Instagram these past few months and today returns with a brand new track titled 'Off The Corner' featuring MMG general Rick Ross. The street tune is a preview of his upcoming sophomore album 'Dreams Worth More Than Money' expected to arrive in stores this…

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(Must-Listen!) Katy Perry Disses Drake, Thanks Black People's Support for 'Dark Horse' On 'The Breakfast Club'

There is certainly a moment for everything. Katy Perry has made her first appearance on Power 105.1 FM's 'The Breakfast Club'. Well, it wasn't actually an in-studio, physical appearance, it was more of a 'via telephone' one. Still, she was on the show! Katy is currently promoting her new single…

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New Music: Cher Lloyd - 'Bind Your Love' (Studio Version)

A new week and a new Cher Lloyd track is released. This time, it's 'Bind Your Love'. The Carl Falk, Shellback, Ina Wroldsen and Rami Yacoub co-written and co-produced pop number is track no. 2 on Cher's upcoming sophomore studio album 'Sorry I'm Late', scheduled to hit stores on May 27th via Epic…

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Enrique Iglesias Takes Home One, Performs 'Bailando' at Billboard Latin Music Awards

Enrique Iglesias was up for seven awards last night (April 24th) at the Billboard Latin Music Awards 2014 ceremony in Miami but only took home one. He won 'Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Event' beating Marc Anthony in that category but then losing to him in 'Hot Latin Song of the Year'. Eh, I'm…

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New Music: Wiz Khalifa - 'James Bong'

Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa caps off the work week and kicks off the weekend with a new track release titled 'James Bong'. Produced by IDLabs. "James Bond, I'm on a mission. Bruce Lee, the way I kick it. Tiger Woods, the way I hit it. Look how I whip it, how I whip it. Look how I whip it, how I…

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Rihanna Gets Two 'Steamy' Covers on the 39th Anniversary Edition of 'Vogue Brasil'

Rihanna's photoshoot for the 39th anniversary edition of 'Vogue Brasil' was so hot that the magazine had to give their May 2014 issue two covers. The 'Rude Boy' singer wears a cleavage-y golden dress in the jungle in the first (above), while she poses topless with her hair wet in the 'close-up'…

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Tiesto (feat. Matthew Koma) - 'Wasted' (Video)

Unfortunately, Tiësto is perverting himself. The once-flawless Dutch DJ is moving on to the generic, pop side of the force. And his newest single 'Wasted' featuring Matthew Koma is proof of that. The EDM, super radio-friendly song is the new release from the DJ's forthcoming fifth album 'A Town…

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New Music: Demi Lovato - 'Besame Mucho'

Demi Lovato recorded a second song in Spanish for her third album 'Unbroken' (2011). The first one was 'Rascacielos' (the Spanish version of 'Skyscraper') which was released on the international edition of 'Unbroken' for Spanish-speaking territories. The second, though, entitled 'Besame Mucho'…

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Katy Perry - 'Birthday' [Music Video]

Katy Perry's fun Dr. Luke-produced pop song 'Birthday' is the official fourth single from the California singer's fourth studio album 'Prism'. Written by Bonnie Mckee (another #1 is coming for her!), the lyrics in 'Birthday' see Katy singing about a special person for whom every day should feel…

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Beyoncé - 'Pretty Hurts' [Music Video]

So I think this further confirms the news. 'Pretty Hurts' is for real Beyoncé's next single from her self-titled fifth album. Earlier this week writer of the song Sia revealed that the ballad was originally intended for Katy Perry, who missed on it for not checking her email, that was later picked…

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Ryan Tedder Confirms Working with One Direction, Denies Harry Styles Band Departure

One Republic's leader and hitmaking producer Ryan Tedder recently granted an interview to The Guardian. In the brief conversation, Ryan (34) talks of the future re-release of OneRepublic's latest album 'Native' (including the brand new single 'Love Runs Out'), his thoughts on Beyoncé's alleged…

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Video: Fergie Rings The Bell At NYSE! Where Is Her Second Album, Though?

Fergie continues making public appearances but still there are no new updates on her much-anticipated second album, which the singer confirmed to be happening on an interview with Ryan Seacrest in January. The 'London Bridge' star stopped by the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday (April 23) to…

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Disappointing! Future To Get Beaten by Iggy Azalea In First-Week Sales, Performs 'Move That Dope' on 'Fallon'

Rappers Future and Pusha-T performed live their new collaborative single 'Move That Dope' on NBC's 'The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon' on Wednesday, April 23. Ciara's rapper boyfriend released a day earlier his second studio album 'Honest'. Future's been featured on a few hot records in the…

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[Video] Coldplay Debut New Track 'Oceans' on BBC Radio 1's 'Live Lounge'

BBC Radio 1 presenter Fearne Cotton announced a huge surprise for this Wednesday's mystery 'Live Lounge' artist. And it indeed was a huge surprise as it was Coldplay! Chris Martin and Co. performed two tracks on 'Live Lounge' today, April 23rd. And they did not obey the rules all guests on 'Live…

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Pharrell - 'Marilyn Monroe' [Music Video]

Pharrell just dropped the official video for his new single 'Marilyn Monroe' (it's going be sad saying farewell to 'Happy', huh?). The self-produced track, featuring Pharrell's signature "skittering" beat and "bumping" bass line, is the second single from the singer-producer's second solo album…

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Did Shakira Use Playback In 'Empire' Performance on 'The Voice USA'? - Watch Now!

The live shows of Season 6 of 'The Voice' began airing this week on NBC. And you know the live shows mean live performances by guest stars. Although the first performer of this season wasn't that much of a guest. It was one of the very coaches! Colombian singer Shakira took to 'The Voice' stage on…

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Watch: Rita Ora Performs 'I Will Never Let You Down' on 'Jimmy Fallon'

What the....? Rita Ora made her debut on NBC's 'The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon' late on Tuesday night, April 22. The British pop singer performed there her Calvin Harris-produced brand new single 'I Will Never Let You Down' for the first time on television. Unlike 'ORA', Rita will be…

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Lily Allen - 'Sheezus' [Music Video]

Watch now Lily Allen's trippy music video for 'Sheezus'. The title track from the British singer-songwriter's forthcoming third studio album (in stores May 5) is the last countdown single. And although it is no official single, Lily's decided to shoot a video for it. Premiered via YouTube on…

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New Song: Boots (feat. Beyoncé) - 'Dreams'

Surprise! Boots vastly contributed to Beyoncé's latest studio album. To be exact, the singer-songwriter co-wrote and produced the tracks "Haunted", "Flawless", "Blue", "Drunk in Love", "Partition", "Jealous" and "Superpower" for our girl Bey. That's right, only seven out of the 14-song tracklist.…

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Ricky Martin - 'Vida' [Music Video]

Ricky Martin does what the lyrics say in the official music video for 'Vida', the Puerto Rican singer's contribution to the 'One Love, One Rhythm - The 2014 FIFA World Cup Official Album', to be released by Sony Music on May 13th. "Let’s just dance in the sun / Everybody grab someone / It’s a…

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New Music: Priyanka Chopra - 'I Can't Make You Love Me' (Review)

Bollywood Goddess Priyanka Chopra is back in the scene with her first single in 10 months. Priyanka's 'I Can't Make You Love Me' is a RedOne-produced dance-pop remake of the 1991 Bonnie Raitt classic. Interscope released Chopra's new single on iTunes today, April 22. But before you buy, make up…

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New Music: Ricky Martin - 'Vida' (Full)

Ricky Martin's career left its stagnation phase when he got the call and accepted the offer to be a coach on 'The Voice Australia' on Season 2. Ricky's stint on the Australian edition of the singing competition went rather well as his last-standing pupil Luke Kennedy ended up as runner-up. In 'The…

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New Music: Phillip Phillips - 'Fly' (Review)

Phillip Phillips' second album 'Behind the Light' became pre-orderable on iTunes at midnight, and with that, a new track came along. 'Fly' has been labeled as a 'new song you can get with the pre-order' but rumor has it this inspiring tune may also be the official second single from the album and…

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Avril Lavigne - 'Hello Kitty' [Music Video]

Avril Lavigne proves Japan is a fun country in the music video for 'Hello Kitty', the brand new Japanese single from the pop/rock singer's self-titled fifth album. The tribute song to the highly-profitable © Sanrio character/brand was co-written by Av and her husband Chad Kroeger. Who could've…

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New Music: Brooke Candy - 'Opulence' (Studio)

Welcome to our list of favorite new rappers, Brooke Candy! The RCA Records signee will be releasing later in 2014 her debut EP, but first we've got to appreciate the lead single from said project. "Opulence" hit iTunes today, April 22... but stream first below! "Opulence, opulence, recognize,…

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New Music: Jennifer Lopez (feat. French Montana, Big Sean, & Tyga) - 'I Luh Ya Papi' [Remix]

Jennifer Lopez premieres the DJ Khaled remix of her single 'I Luh Ya Papi' now featuring French Montana, Big Sean, and Tyga. The original verses French and Big Sean contributed are still in tact but the track now holds an additional verse from Tyga and the Detail-produced beat has been entirely…

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50 Cent - 'Chase The Paper' [Music Video + Explicit Audio]

50 Cent gives MTV the premiere of his new music video 'Chase The Paper' featuring Prodigy, Styles P, and Kidd Kidd. The gritty street record is the latest release from 50 as part of his plans to give fans a new track/visual every week up until May 27th. Directed by Eif Rivera, the visual for…

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Is Madonna's 13th Album Already Finished? Someone Claims To Have Heard It!

Madonna's discography is getting larger rather quickly. The waiting time from "Confessions on a Dance Floor" to "Hard Candy" was of three years, and the latter to "MDNA" was four years, and today it all points out the Queen of Pop will be releasing a new album this year! And that would mean…

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A Great Big World - 'Already Home' [Music Video]

A long-distance relationship (between L.A and New York City) is the theme of the "Already Home" music video. The piano ballad is the latest single from pop duo A Great Big World's debut album "Is There Anybody Out There?" released via Epic early last year. AGBW's Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino…

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Christina Aguilera Confirms 8th Studio Album Is In The Works via Twitter

Christina Aguilera is feeling 'blissful' for all the exciting things that are happening to her this year. Besides scheduled to give birth to her second child this summer, the 33-year-old pop singer has been casted to play Evita Peron in 'Broadway 4D' - a revolutionary film experience centered on…

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