News archive - 2014, week 19

DirectLyrics Interviews James Durbin: On New LP 'Celebrate', Being An Example & New Look

James Durbin was the rock star on the tenth season of American Idol, won by Scotty McCreery. He was an audience favorite even though he finished fourth in the competition. After his 'Idol' journey, the Santa Cruz, California-born singer inked a deal with Wind-Up Records. His 2011 debut album…

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Shakira - 'Dare (La La La)' [Music Video]

Shakira is tired of playing games. She's been holding this hit-waiting-to-happen for too long now. After the timids 'Can't Remember To Forget You' and 'Empire', the Colombian singer's next worldwide single will be the AMAZING 'Dare (La La La)' and nobody will be able to block its path to #1 in all…

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Thomas Dybdahl Q&A: On Signing with Capitol & US Release of 'What's Left Is Forever'

From Norway with love, here comes Thomas Dybdahl. The singer-songwriter (35), dubbed as Norway's Nick Drake, is a success in his homeland and he's managed to build a fan-base in other territories too like Sweden, Denmark, France or the UK. Thomas' distinctive folk-jazz sound has definitely opened…

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New Music: Michael Jackson - 'Chicago'

The second posthumous album of King of Pop Michael Jackson 'Xscape' won't hit stores till May 13th, but Sony has acquired a pretty neat deal to stream five songs the album this week, from May 5th to May 9th. First song that fans of MJ can stream was released today, and it is track #2 on 'Xscape'.…

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Eminem (feat. Nate Ruess) - 'Headlights' [Music Video]

It's Mother's Day and Eminem celebrates with fans by releasing the official music video to his 'Headlights' track featuring Fun lead vocalist Nate Ruess. The track serves as the latest single to be pushed from his current and eighth studio album 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2'. 'Headlights' holds deep…

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Trey Songz - 'Smartphones' [Music Video]

Check out the black and white visual for Trey Songz' "Smartphones". Directed by Gil Green and Trey, the music video for the 'Trigga' album track shows Trey Songz cheating on his girlfriend, with her listening via smartphone (by accident) the whole sexual moment. Trey rushes home trying to save his…

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Download: Mac Miller - 'Faces' [Mixtape]

Mac Miller promised a new mixtape on Mother's Day (May 11th) and delivers on his word with the release of 'Faces'. The project is the Pittsburgh emcee's first in 2014 and includes 24 brand new tracks. Mac chose not to list any features but fans who listen to the tape in full will notice Rick Ross…

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New Music: Britney Spears - 'Love' [Full]

A snippet of this song - thought to be called 'Welcome to Me' but whose real title is 'Love' - leaked many years ago, but it wasn't until last night (May 9th) that the full thing could be heard. What you waiting for? Click play below! 'Love' is a track recorded by Britney during the studio…

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Michelle Williams - 'Fire' [Music Video]

It's taken Michelle Williams nine months to release a music video for her now-old single 'Fire'. The inspiring R&B track is the second offering from the former Destiny's Child singer's forthcoming fourth solo album, 'Journey to Freedom'. The video for 'Fire' exclusively premiered via Yahoo! Music…

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New Music: Wale - 'Keep The Hustle'

Walt Disney Records releases Wale's contribution to the soundtrack for the upcoming baseball-themed film 'Million Dollar Arm'. The track is titled 'Keep The Hustle' and was produced by two-time Academy Award-winning composer A. R. Rahman. "Swing for the fences I'm a beast, I'm the reason all the…

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Ed Sheeran - 'All Of The Stars' [Music Video Premiere]

Not only has Ed Sheeran been busy working on his own studio album, but the British singer-songwriter contributed music to 'The Fault In Our Stars' film soundtrack as well. Today (May 9th) Sheeran took to Youtube and uploaded a music video for a brand new track titled 'All Of The Stars', which will…

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Watch: Eminem Releases Teaser For 'Headlights' Video Premiering Mother's Day

Eminem has chosen the Nate Ruess-assisted track 'Headlights' as the next single from his current album 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2' and looks to raise the already high buzz by releasing a music video. Today the Detroit rapper returns and drops a 50 second-long teaser for the video, which is…

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Dr. Dre To Become Hip-Hop’s First Billionaire

Dr. Dre is set to become Hip-Hop’s first billionaire. A video of the legendary producer/rapper leaked last night (courtesy Of Actor Tyrese Gibson) where Dre confirms a billion dollar deal between his company Beats By Dre and Apple. The Financial Times first broke the news on Thursday that Beats By…

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T.I. - 'Turn It' [Music Video]

After releasing the full audio and dropping several video teasers throughout the past week, T.I. returns to deliver the official music video to his new street single 'Turn It'. The record is produced by DJ Toomp and can be found on T.I.'s upcoming studio album 'Paperwork'. The music video for…

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Pharrell Sits For A Chat & Performs at 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!': Watch

So he premiered the music video for 'Marilyn Monroe' for nothing? Pharrell Williams paid Jimmy Kimmel a visit last night (May 8th) during the latest episode of his ABC late-show. The hitmaker producer offered an interview, a 'selfie' contest, and performed live two tracks from his latest solo…

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New Music: Iggy Azalea - 'Million Dollar Dream'

Iggy Azalea just doesn't want to stop! She may have two Top 5 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 at the moment ('Fancy' and 'Problem') but that ain't stopping the Australian raptress from releasing new tunes. The latest? One called 'Million Dollar Dream' from the soundtrack of upcoming Disney movie…

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New Music: Michael Jackson - 'Do You Know Where Your Children Are'

And here's the last one. This week Sony's Unlimited Music has been premiering a new Michael Jackson song off his second posthumous album 'Xscape' (May 13) each day. Today, May 9th, the last track they were approved for revealing has premiered. It's 'Do You Know Where Your Children Are'. Stream…

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Mariah Carey Talks 'Elusive' New Album on 'Letterman' [Full Interview]

Our favorite elusive chanteuse Mariah Carey stopped by 'Late Show with David Letterman' on Wednesday, May 7th to discuss with the CBS host her forthcoming studio album called 'Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse' (oh my!) which is coming out really, really soon. On May 27th. Watch Mariah and…

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Katy Perry performs Firework at Prismatic Tour

Katy Perry Performs 'Prism' Tracks For The First Time at World Tour Kick-Off: Watch

Katy Perry kicked off her pop extravaganza that is the 'Prismatic World Tour' at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland on Wednesday, May 7th. Tickets for the first of the two consecutive shows at the Odyssey Arena have been sold out for months. So Katy knew the reception and fan support…

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New Music: Michael Jackson - 'Slave To The Rhythm' (Final / Solo)

Just more song ahead after this one! Sony's Music Unlimited released today (May 8th) the a brand new song from Michael Jackson's upcoming second posthumous album 'Xscape' (May 13th). 'Slave to the Rhythm' was originally recorded with L.A. Reid and Babyface during the 'Dangerous' sessions in 1991.…

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Jamie Lynn Spears Announces Debut EP 'The Journey' + Releases Official Artwork!

We were super excited when Jamie Lynn Spears released her debut single 'How Could I Want More' last year, instantly becoming one of our favorite country songs of 2013. And we are now feeling thrilled having received the news that Britney's little sister is releasing her very first EP! Y'all going…

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Ed Sheeran Performs 'X' Tracks Acoustically On BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe Show: Watch

We may still have to wait another month to buy Ed Sheeran's new album 'X' (out June 23rd), but the red-headed British singer-songwriter is already immersed in a pretty intense promotional schedule. His busy playing gigs everywhere in the UK, but we made a quick stop while in London to visit Zane…

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New Music: Michael Jackson - 'A Place With No Name'

Another day, another new Michael Jackson song gets premiered! This time it's 'A Place With No Name'. MJ's re-imagining of the 1972 classic, "A Horse With No Name" is track no. 3 on the King of Pop's second posthumous album 'Xscape', in stores May 13th. Michael Jackson originally recorded 'A Place…

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Hot Chelle Rae - 'Don't Say Goodnight' [Music Video]

Three months after getting premiered, Hot Chelle Rae's 'Don't Say Goodnight' finally gets the music video treatment. Watch the Ryan Follese-led band pull an all-nighter below! 'Don't Say Goodnight' is the lead single from Hot Chelle Rae's upcoming third studio album allegedly titled 'Recklessly'.…

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50 Cent - 'Irregular Heartbeat' [Music Video]

50 Cent keeps the new songs and new visuals coming. If we got to listen to his new 'Animal Ambition' track 'Irregular Heartbeat' this morning (May 6th), just a few hours later, here is the music video for the Jadakiss and Kidd Kidd-assisted 'serious' rap song ready to be streamed via VEVO..…

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Lana del Rey - 'West Coast' [Music Video]

Ooh. Someone at VEVO is going to get fired. You bet on that. The music video for Lana del Rey's flawless song 'West Coast' is here...too early. At 6pm (ET) today, May 6th, VEVO accidentally the full video for the Dan Auerbach-produced 'surf rock' ballad. It was taken down minutes after they…

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New Music: T.I. - 'Turn It'

Summertime is approaching and T.I. is ready to heat up the streets. The Hustle Gang rep previewed a new track titled 'Turn It' yesterday and returns 24 hours later to give fans the full audio. 'Turn It' will appear on DJ MLK’s upcoming 'GoodNight Don’t Exist In ATL 4' mixtape and is a preview of…

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Sia - 'Chandelier' [Music Video]

About time the music video is here, we say! VEVO just uploaded the official MV for Sia's latest single 'Chandelier'. The 'party girl anthem with a twist' song is produced by Greg Kurstin, it was released on iTunes in mid-March, and this is the official lead single from Australia's very own Sia's…

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Ariana Grande Performs 'Problem' on 'Ellen'

Ariana Grande is on fire with this new song 'Problem'. Still #1 on iTunes in the U.S (and in many other countries) and it's climbing really fast on Pop radio. Keeping up with the promotion of her hot Iggy Azalea-assisted new single (Ariana's second album is dropping later this year!), Ms Grande…

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New Music: Tyga & The Game – ‘Chi-Raq To LA’

Chicago rapper Lil Durk sent shots at Tyga on his ‘Chi-Raq’ freestyle with Meek Mill last week and now the Young Money Rapper has responded with his own remix of the Nicki Minaj song. Tyga brings along with him Compton’s own The Game who adds in his thoughts on Lil Durk and sends a few shots over…

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Jesse McCartney - 'Superbad' [Music Video]

Jesse McCartney serves R&B-funk in his new single 'Superbad'. The song is the official second offering from the blond singer's forthcoming full-length album 'In Technicolor', due out this summer. Jesse had no audio premiere of the song, instead he's releasing all-at-once in the music video…

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New Music: Michael Jackson - 'Loving You'

Another amazing pop gem! The King keeps slaying even though he's already in Heaven. Sony' Music Unlimited released another track from Michael Jackson's upcoming posthumous album 'Xscape' today, May 6th. After debuting 'Chicago' yesterday, today it's the the turn of 'Loving You', track no. 3 on the…

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Pharrell and Gwen Stefani Perform 'Come Get It Bae' and 'Hollaback Girl' on 'The Voice'

Upcoming coaches for Season 7 of 'The Voice', Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams, performed "Hollaback Girl" and "Come Get It Bae" respectively, on the latest episode of Season 6 on Monday, May 5th. Watch below! Wouldn't this have been for suited for the big finale? Just saying! Gwen made us feel…

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New Music: 50 Cent (feat. Jadakiss & Kidd Kidd) – ‘Irregular Heartbeat’

50 Cent season rolls on as the Queens, NY native delivers with his latest offering 'Irregular Heartbeat'. The track will appear on 50's upcoming fifth studio album 'Animal Ambition' and features Jadakiss and G-Unit artist Kidd Kidd. Produced by G Rocka and Medi. "N*gga you p*ssy you scared, I can…

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Download: 2 Chainz – ‘FreeBase’ [EP]

2 Chainz promised we’d be getting a new project today (May 5th) a couple weeks back and delivers on his word with the release of ‘FreeBase’ courtesy of Livemixtapes. The project comes in form as an EP and includes 7 tracks from the Atlanta rapper. Lil Boosie, ASAP Rocky, Rick Ross, Cap 1, and Ty…

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New Music: Linkin Park - 'Until It's Gone' (Full)

Chester Bennington of Linkin Park called Zane Lowe on his BBC Radio 1 show on Monday (May 5th) to give him the world premiere of a new LP song, 'Until It's Gone'. This serves as the official second single, after 'Guilty All The Same', from the rock band's forthcoming sixth studio album 'The…

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Rick Ross (feat. Lil Wayne) - 'Thug Cry' [Music Video]

Rick Ross gave MTV Jams the premiere of his new music video 'Thug Cry' featuring Lil Wayne this morning and now the MMG rapper gives VEVO the green light to let the rest of the world see. The J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League-produced track serves as the third single to be released from Ross’ sixth studio…

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New Music: Nelly – ‘Thanks To My Ex'

"One man's trash is another man's treasure." That's the point Nelly looks to make on his newest track release 'Thanks To My Ex'. The Missouri-raised artist has had his name circulating around blogs and social media for the past week thanks to a "beef" with boxer Floyd Mayweather over their Exes.…

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Usher - 'Good Kisser' [Music Video]

R&B crooner Usher released his new 'ode to oral sex' single 'Good Kisser' this morning, and just moments ago he's liberated the official music video for streaming on VEVO. Watch the Christopher Sims-directed pretty good visual below! Usher opens the video playing the drums (sticking to the beat)…

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Sara Bareilles - 'I Choose You' [Music Video]

(We didn't think this day would come!) Sara Bareilles' music video for the 'Brave'-follow up single 'I Choose You', from her Grammy-nominated fourth studio album 'The Blessed Unrest', premiered on VEVO on Monday, May 5th. Watch the full premiere below! It's been so many months since 'I Choose You'…

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