News archive - 2014, week 20

DirectLyrics Interviews G.R.L: On 'Wild Wild Love' Feature, Debut Album & Dr. Luke!

The Pussycat Dolls are no more, and a new girl group had to emerge to fill the void left in our pop-loving hearts. Robin Antin (creator of the Dolls) spent a lot of time finding and assembling the most-perfect follow-up. She had Girlicious, and Paradiso Girls, but those didn't work out very well.…

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Exclusive Lyric Premiere: Phillip Phillips - "Midnight Sun"

Phillip Phillips is one huge star in the making. We got to know him on 'American Idol' and saw him win Season 11. His coronation song 'Home' became one of the best selling singles of 2012, and Phillip's riveting Mumford & Sons-ish debut album ("The World from the Side of the Moon") received…

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Interview with My Crazy Girlfriend: On Beginnings, Debut Album & Tour with Little Mix

My Crazy Girlfriend's story is one of perseverance. Four friends, twins Bennett and Justyn, and ladies Cosmo and Myah Marie had known each other for years. They all eventually collided in L.A (where else, right?) and started building their individual music careers supporting each other however…

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Interview with Ashley Roberts: On Debut Album, Single 'Clockwork' & Pussycat Dolls!

The UK has embraced Ashley Roberts so dearly, the former Pussycat Doll superstar has made it the starting point of her solo music career. Ashley's strong tie with the United Kingdom was forged when she got the call from ITV 1 executives asking her to participate on 'I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of…

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New Music: Mariah Carey - 'Thirsty' [Premiere]

Mariah Carey has a new single out. The Hit-Boy-produced 'Thirsty' was exclusively premiered via Power 105.1's 'The Breakfast Club' on Tuesday, May 13th. DJ Envy broke the news earlier in the day when he tweeted that he had just received a call from MC's manager: "Aww man!!! @jermainedupri jus…

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Coldplay 'Ghost Stories' Album Lyrics

'Ghost Stories' is the sixth studio album by British alternative rock band Coldplay, and frontman Chris Martin's first since filing for divorce from Gwyneth Paltrow. The LP 'Ghost Stories' will feature nine tracks if your purchase the standard version, but if your decide to get it on Target,…

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New Music: Miranda Lambert (feat. Carrie Underwood) - 'Somethin' Bad' [Studio Version]

Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood are now Rock Goddesses! The country singers brought the house down on Sunday at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards with the live debut of 'Somethin' Bad', their collaboration from Lambert's fifth studio album 'Platinum'. Co-written by Chris DeStefano, Brett James…

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New Music: Robin Thicke - 'Get Her Back' [Full Audio]

That didn't take too long. After premiering 'Get Her Back' live at the Billboard Music Awards 2014 moments ago, Robin Thicke releases the full audio on iTunes. The record is dedicated to his wife Paula Patton as the two are currently split after eight years of marriage. "I never should have raised…

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New Music: Meek Mill (feat. Paloma Ford) - 'I Don't Know'

Meek Mill has been teasing fans with previews of new music at club appearances and via his Instagram page and tonight he's finally ready for us to hear the full audio. The Philly rapper releases a brand new track titled 'I Don't Know' featuring female vocalist Paloma Ford on the hook and outro.…

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Watch: Billboard Music Awards 2014 Performances

The Billboard Music Awards are back in town tonight (May 18th). This years show is held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and airs live on ABC starting at 8PM Est. Along with being presented on National Television, viewers can also watch using the live stream offered by Youtube. Hosted by…

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New Music + Video: 50 Cent (feat. Mr Probz) - 'Twisted'

50 Cent continues his 2014 takeover with yet another new song release. The track is titled 'Twisted' and finds the Queens, NY native reaching out overseas to Dutch artist & producer Mr. Probz for a catchy hook. 'Twisted' was first premiered by DJ Kast One on Hot 97 earlier today. Luckily, HHNM was…

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New Music: Tyga - 'We Don't Die'

After releasing a 'Chi-Raq' remix with The Game earlier this month, Tyga is back today with more music. The Young Money rep drops off a fresh new track titled 'We Don't Die' produced by Dupri ofLeague Of Starz . No word as to whether this will appear on his upcoming next solo LP 'The Gold Album'.…

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New Music: The Vamps (feat. Demi Lovato) - 'Somebody to You'

Fans of The Vamps and Demi Lovato, mark May 18th, 2014 in your calendars, because this will be a day to remember. UK radio station Capital FM got the first play today at 7pm of the next The Vamps single 'Somebody to You'. The original song is included on their debut album 'Meet the Vamps',…

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New Music: Lupe Fiasco - 'Mission'

Lupe Fiasco returns today with the first official single from his upcoming fifth studio album 'Testuo & Youth'. The track is titled 'Mission' and features production by Soundz & DukeDaMonsta. For the past few weeks leading up to 'Mission', Lupe has been visiting Cancer organizations and playing…

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Watch: Nicki Minaj and Trey Songz Perform at 2014 Powerhouse [Full Sets]

The 2014 Powerhouse went down on Saturday night, May 17th. Thousands of hip-hop music fans packed the Honda Center in Anaheim, California to witness performances by; Nicki Minaj, TDE's Schoolboy Q, Wiz Khalifa, Trey Songz, YG, Jennifer Lopez, Childish Gambino, Juicy J, Sage The Gemini and Isaiah…

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Beyoncé & Jay-Z - 'Run' [Mini-Movie]

Trying to put the Solange-turns-into-Chun-Li elevator footage to the side, power couple Bey and Hov unexpectedly premiered on YouTube last night (May 17th) a mini-movie titled 'RUN'. The cinematic visual, inspired by their collaboration 'Part II (On The Run)', serves as a trailer and appetizer to…

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Kylie Minogue - 'I Was Gonna Cancel' [Music Video]

And the award of worst music video of 2014 (thus far) goes to Kylie Minogue! The Australian pop diva recently released via VEVO the official music video for her next single, the Pharrell-produced 'I Was Gonna Cancel', off of her 12th studio album 'Kiss Me Once', which debuted at #2 in the UK and…

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Review: Dakota Bradley - 'Won't Be Young Forever'

Dakota Bradley may only be 20, and still having a lot of things to learn, but he's already achieved three important milestones in his young career as a singer. 1), to have performed on 'The Ellen Show', 2) to have signed to a record label, Streamsound Records and 3) to have become the protegé of…

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Pitbull - 'We Are One' [Music Video]

After a few days of delay, here is at last the VEVO world premiere of Pitbull's music video for his 2014 FIFA World Cup official song, "We Are One (Ole Ola)". The Dr. Luke-produced festive/epic pop song (with Brazilian music influences) features Latin diva Jennifer Lopez as well as popular…

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Mariah Carey Debuts New Song 'You Don't Know What To Do' Live on 'The Today Show'

Mariah Carey helped kick off the Toyota Summer Concert Series of 'The Today Show' on Friday, May 16th. The pop diva performed a three-song set list for her fans gathered before the outdoor stage of the NBC morning show at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. Watch the mother-of-two unleash her…

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Kid Ink (feat. Chris Brown & Tyga) - 'Main Chick' Remix [Music Video]

Kid Ink keeps milking the Chris Brown cow. His video with Breezy for 'Show Me' has racked up over 63 million views on YouTube to date, while the one for his flop single 'Iz U Down' has only managed to garner around 5 million. It's not hard to see that Kid Ink is a nobody without Chris Brown…

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New Music: Ed Sheeran - 'One' [Studio Version]

Earlier this month, British singer Ed Sheeran released via YouTube a video of him acoustically performing a new song called 'One' (from his upcoming album 'X') at an empty Wembley Arena in London. Today, May 16th, the studio version of the moving ballad has been liberated on iTunes, where the…

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Watch: Iggy Azalea Performs 'Fancy' and 'Work' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

Having reached the #3 position on the Billboard Hot 100 with 'Fancy' has meant more promotion investment in Iggy Azalea. Island Records paid for a live performance slot on last night's episode of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' (May 16th) so the new 'it' raptress could murder the ABC show's stage with her…

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[Photos] Rihanna Takes Selfies With New Short Pink Wig - Do You Like?

Rihanna is forever changing her style. When you thought she's found the perfect look, she then surprises with something even edgier. So it came as no shock when she uploaded to her Twitter three selfies posing with her newly-purchased pink wig while she was on her way to see the latest Clippers…

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New Music: Lil Wayne - 'D’usse'

After treating us to the Drake-assisted 'Believe Me' earlier this month, Lil Wayne continues his 'Carter V' takeover with the release of another song. This track was the one Wayne previewed on his latest 'Weezy Wednesdays' vlog series and is titled 'D'usse'. Produced by Lee Majors. "The world is…

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New Music: Jeremih (feat. YG) - 'Don't Tell Em'

Jeremih said a new single was coming Thursday and delivers on his word with the release of ‘Don’t Tell Em’. The track finds the 26-year old singer linking up with Compton native YG over a DJ Mustard and Mick Schultz-produced instrumental. "Know you say you down with it. Won't tell them how you hit…

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Watch: Alex and Sierra Preview New Single 'Scarecrow' During Online Chat with Fans!

Alex and Sierra, winners of 'X Factor USA' season 3, held a Live Stream chat for their fans earlier this week (May 13), and there they acoustically performed the chorus of their debut single 'Scarecrow'. And it's sounding too precious! Are you getting country or folk-pop vibes from 'Scarecrow'?…

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New Music: Ariana Grande - 'Boyfriend Material' [Studio Version!]

Ariana Grande is feeling generous at the moment. Her fans have made her new single 'Problem' go #1 on iTunes and a Top 3 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, and in reward, Ariana's released the studio version of one of her mysterious songs...'Boyfriend Material'. She wrote this song when she was 17, and…

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New Music: Danity Kane - 'Lemonade' [Premiere]

It's official now. Danity Kane are back (without D.Woods, though). They announced it last year, and have already played a handful of live gigs, but we were missing one important thing to make this 'comeback' official. A comeback single! Danity Kane premiered the much-anticipated lead single from…

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New Music: Lady Antebellum - 'Bartender' [Premiere]

Well, hello #1 country smash! Lady Antebellum so have a no. 1 monster song in their hands with 'Bartender'. The pop-country (more pop than anything else), produced by Nathan Chapman (very known for his work with Taylor Swift), is the lead single from Lady Antebellum's forthcoming fifth studio…

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Michael Jackson - 'Love Never Felt So Good' [Music Video]

(This was so unnecessary) Check out the world premiere of Michael Jackson's music video for 'Love Never Felt So Good', the 'unreleased' collaboration with Justin Timberlake featured on the King of Pop's second posthumous album 'Xscape', due in stores May 13. The basic music video shows a bunch of…

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New Music: 5 Seconds of Summer - 'Good Girls' [Studio Version]

After breaking into the music scene with their 'She Looks So Perfect' EP earlier this year, Australian pop-rock band 5 Seconds of Summer are ready to take the next step and release their full-length debut album. Although that self-titled project will be released on June 27th via Capitol, the…

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New Music: Bella Thorne - 'Call It Whatever' [Full Song]

Ready to have your teen bubblegum pop dose of the day? Listen now Bella Thorne's sugary debut single 'Call It Whatever'. The drum-heavy pop song is the first single from the Shake It Up star's forthcoming first solo album to be released later in 2014 via Hollywood Records. 'Call It Whatever' was…

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Review: Brooke Candy - 'Opulence' EP

Brooke Candy has been known for her overtly-sexual lyrics and show-stopping visuals in her un-signed years, and she ain't changing a bit of her essence now that she’s part of a major label like RCA Records. Both parties announced the deal in February this year, and only three months later Brooke’s…

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Stream: Michael Jackson - 'Xscape' [Album]

Michael Jackson's second posthumous project is here. The album, titled 'Xscape', became available for purchase on iTunes last night and this morning was uploaded to Spotify for full streaming. The project contains 8 never before heard records from Michael Jackson contemporized by producers…

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50 Cent (feat. Guordan Banks) - 'Winners Circle' [Video]

50 Cent released the audio to his new track 'Winners Circle' featuring Dreamchasers' artist Guordan Banks last night and returns early next morning to deliver the music video. The record is produced by Ky Miller and can be found on Curtis' upcoming fifth studio album 'Animal Ambition'. Directed by…

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New Music: Tiesto (ft. Icona Pop) - 'Let's Go'

Tiesto has been known for years as one of the best house-trance DJs of the world. Every year he's got his schedule full of concerts in hundreds of cities all around the world. However, it looks like the Dutch DJ wants a challenge and wants to get a piece of the mainstream DJ market that is…

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New Music: Austin Mahone - "All I Ever Need" [Studio Version]

Austin Mahone debuted this song live during his round of concerts two months ago, but only now we can hear the studio version of the pop ballad 'All I Ever Need'. The 18-year-old Texas singer is including 'All I Ever Need' on his debut mini-album 'The Secret', hitting iTunes on May 27th. 'All I…

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Usher Performs 'Good Kisser' on 'The Voice'

Usher slayed the 'The Voice' stage last night (May 12th). The R&B crooner delivered there the first televised performance of his brand new single, 'Good Kisser'. His 8th studio album is coming out later this year via RCA Records. Are you excited? Usher's Monday night performance was electrifying!…

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New Music: Trey Songz - 'Foreign' / 'Change Your Mind'

Trey Songz' upcoming sixth studio album 'Trigga' became available for pre-order tonight and those who chose to take that option receive two brand new tracks from the 29-year old singer. The first is a Soundz-produced track titled 'Foreign' and the second is the 'Change Your Mind' record that Trey…

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New Music: 50 Cent - 'Winners Circle'

'Winner's Circle' is the penultimate track from 'Animal Ambition' 50 Cent is dropping before the entire album is released on June 3rd. 'Winner's Circle' features Guordan Banks on the chorus. Listen to the victory anthem below! 50 Cent gave DJ Prostyle the exclusive premiere of 'Winner's Circle' on…

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Review: La Roux - 'Let Me Down Gently' (Audio)

Five years without new music from La Roux have been too much. Thankfully, that drought came to an end today, May 12th, 2014. For the synth-pop British group have uploaded to their official SoundCloud the audio of their brand new single, 'Let Me Down Gently'. And that's not the only thing they've…

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Listen: Coldplay - 'Ink', 'True Love' & 'O' [Full]

The last three tracks that we hadn't heard yet from Coldplay's new album 'Ghost Stories' have arrived. 'Ink', 'True Love' and 'O' have been become available for reproduction thanks to the iTunes stream of 'Ghost Stories' that the British band activated today, May 12th. 'Ink', which is the only of…

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Watch: Justin Timberlake on 'Oprah's Master Class' [Full Episode]

'Oprah's Master Class' returned for its fourth season on OWN on Sunday night, May 11th. The opening episode featured none other than the mean who brought sexy back, Mr. Justin Timberlake. Watch the full interview below! The OWN show 'tells the stories you've never heard from the people you thought…

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New Music: Teyana Taylor - 'Maybe'

May 12th, 2014 will be a day to remember for Teyana Taylor. As today saw the radio premiere of the official first single from the Harlem-native singer's forthcoming full-length debut album (coming out soon via Kanye's G.O.O.D Music). 'Maybe', featuring rappers Yo Gotti and Pusha-T, was exclusively…

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Must-Watch: Solange Knowles Ferociously Attacks Jay-Z In Hotel Elevator! [Video]

OMG! The embarrassment that this video recording will mean to everyone will be epic. Beyoncé, her sister Solange, and Jay-Z all attended the 2014 MET Gala last week on May 5th and then the late-night after-party too. TMZ has obtained footage of all three individuals, plus a bodyguard, entering an…

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New Music: OB O'Brien & Drake - '2 On / Thotful'

Drake teams up with his OVO Sound signee OB O'Brien for a new remix to the DJ Mustard-produced '2 On'. The track originally belonged to singer-songwriter Tinashe and TDE's ScHoolboy Q but the two Canadian artists have borrowed the instrumental for their own rendition and mashup titled '2 On /…

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Watch: Justin Bieber Booed at Clippers Game (With His Mother Next To Him!)

It seems America isn't loving Justin Bieber anymore. His appearance at public events have been scarce ever since the Miami DUI incident this year. So his presence last night (May 10th) at the Clippers vs. Thunder NBA game in L.A was definitely something newsworthy. Although the 'headlines' weren't…

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Lady Gaga Makes Sister Natali Cry, Brings Little Girl on Stage at 'ArtRave' Show

Lady Gaga's 'ArtRave' concert at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut on Saturday, May 10th will definitely be one for the books. Two were the people that made this show the best (or the most special) of the new Lady Gaga tour thus far. Watch videos below and prepare yourself to get…

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Becky G - 'Can't Get Enough' [Music Video]

Last summer up-and-coming pop singer/rapper Becky G released her debut EP 'Play It Again' on iTunes. The 17-year-old Californian (of Mexican heritage) is signed to Dr. Luke's label Kemosabe Records and hopes to release later in 2014 a full-length album. The best track on Becky G's last year EP was…

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