News archive - 2014, week 25

DirectLyrics Interviews Mø: On Debut LP 'No Mythologies to Follow', 'Slow Love' & Denmark

After finding success in her home country of Denmark during 2012 and 2013, singer-songwriter Mø is on a new task of conquering the U.S. She recently signed a deal with RCA Records and last March 11th her full-length debut album ‘No Mythologies to Follow’ was released. But RCA Records haven't only…

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INTERVIEW: Preston Pohl Talks New EP/Single "Livin'" & 'The Voice' Journey

Who can forget about Preston Pohl’s blind audition on Season 5 of 'The Voice'? He won America over with his soulful cover of MGMT’s ‘Electric Feel’, and made coaches Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Cee-Lo do a quick turn with their red chairs. Ultimately choosing the Maroon 5 frontman as his coach,…

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Watch: Brad Paisley's Cold Joke To Kesha / 'Rising Star' (Episode 1) [Full]

So wrong of you, Brad Paisley! ABC’s brand new singing show ‘Rising Star’ kicked off on Sunday night (June 22) with its first round of auditions. ‘Rising Star’ is all about giving people at their homes all the power to choose whether an auditionee goes to the next round or not (very original,…

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Robin Thicke - 'Get Her Back' [Music Video]

Did Robin Thicke just reveal the reason why Paula Patton and he broke up? The music video for ‘Get Her Back’, the lead single from Robin’s upcoming new album entitled ‘Paula’ (he is THAT desperate), just premiered on VEVO, and it shows real (?) text messages exchanged by Robin and Paula that…

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O-Town - 'Skydive' [Music Video]

The O-Town members hit the hot desert in the overdramatic music video for ‘Skydive’. The power ballad is the lead single from the boyband’s comeback album ‘Lines & Circles', due in stores on August 3rd via All About The Melody Records. Yeah, they are not backed by a major label in this 'coming…

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DJ Khaled (feat. Jay Z, Meek Mill, Rick Ross & French Montana) – ‘They Don’t Love You No More’ [Music Video]

DJ Khaled gives MTV the green light to premiere the official music video to his latest single ‘They Don’t Love You No More’ featuring a cast of Jay Z, Meek Mill, Rick Ross, and French Montana. The track is produced by Mike Zombie and serves as the lead single from his forthcoming eighth studio…

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Luke Bryan - 'Roller Coaster' [Music Video]

A Luke Bryan music video that is not concert-themed? Is this real? Enjoy below the world premiere of Luke's new video for 'Roller Coaster', the brand new single from the country man's fourth studio album 'Crash My Party'. The country mid-tempo song 'Roller Coaster' is co-written by Michael Carter…

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New Music: Taio Cruz - 'Don't You Dare'

Look who’s back! It’s Taio Cruz. The British singer who was had it all, fame and fortune, and ruled the worldwide charts with monster hits such as ‘Break Your Heart’ or ‘Dynamite’ a few years ago, is currently lost. He’s lost his magic touch, his last album, 2011's 'T.YO' did not perform as…

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Mary J. Blige - 'Suitcase' [Music Video]

Mary J. Blige is allegedly crazy and that’s why she’s locked up a t mental facility in the music video for ‘Suitcase’ (she’s in the ‘white’ room where doctors examine her behind the mirror on the wall). Paying close attention to the doctors, Mary’s on screen boyfriend is also trying to find out…

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Kelly Clarkson Releases First Picture of 'Baby Girl' River Rose Blackstock!

She’s the most adorable thing ever!! Kelly Clarkson just posted online the very first picture of baby girl River Rose Blackstock! The most beautiful baby in the entire world right now was born last week, on June 12. Kelly immediately shared the joyous news with her millions of followers on Twitter…

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Jennifer Lopez Annihilates 'GMA' Stage With 'Booty' Performance!

There is no denying Jennifer Lopez' new album 'A.K.A' is going to debut at a bad position and sell a very disappointing number of first-week copies (less than 35k reports say) when it debuts on the Billboard Top 200 next week. Having already acknowledged this upsetting information and the fact…

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Imagine Dragons Perform 'Battle Cry' at 'Transformers' Premiere In Hong Kong!

Who was in Hong Kong for the world premiere event of ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ last night, June 19? Imagine Dragons were! The American alternative rock band added live music to the red carpet event by performing the song 'Battle Cry', from the soundtrack of the latest Michael Bay-directed…

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New Music: Marsha Ambrosius (feat. Dr. Dre) - 'Stronger'

Four months ago Marsha Ambrosius released a personal re-work of the Sade classic "Love Is Stronger Than Pride”, re-titled as just "Stronger Than Pride”. The beautiful cover was praised by many reviewers and it received the music video treatment in mid-February. Marsha’s "Stronger Than Pride” was…

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New Music: Ed Sheeran - 'Photograph'

Despite his entire new album ‘X’ leaking yesterday, Ed Sheeran continues with his ‘one new song a day’ iTunes campaign. The latest track to be released by the red-haired singer is ‘Photograph’. You can buy this song right now for just $1.29, or if you prefer not to spend any money, just listen to…

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Ed Sheeran - 'X' [Album Lyrics]

It’s been a long time waiting for Ed Sheeran's second album. Three years to be exact! The British singer-songwriter scheduled June 23rd as the release date of his new album 'X' (Multiply). The album - entirely written by Ed Sheeran - will come in two versions; standard and deluxe, featuring 12 and…

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Teaser of Lady Gaga's 'Do What U Want' Video Leaks Online! Watch Now!

Am I dreaming? Wait. Let me pinch myself. No! It’s real life! A teaser of the ‘Do What U Want’ video by Lady Gaga has leaked! And it’s the real thing! Watch NOW! As you all know Terry Richardson shot the visual for the R. Kelly-assisted 'Artpop' single last September and was due to premiere in…

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Lady Antebellum - 'Bartender' [Music Video]

Lady Antebellum are faithful to the lyrics in the music video for ‘Bartender’, the lead single from the country trio’s forthcoming fifth studio album to be released this Fall on Capitol Nashville. ‘Bartender’ is produced by Nathan Chapman. Uh-huh, Taylor Swift's music's mastermind. Lady Antebellum…

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Watch: Fun. Debut New Song 'Harsh Lights' on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

Were you expecting this? Because I wasn’t! Fun. caught everyone by surprise when they were announced as last-minute guest performers on the June 18th episode of ‘The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon' where they performed a brand new track, and brand new single, maybe? ‘Harsh Lights’ looks like…

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Coldplay - 'A Sky Full Of Stars' [Music Video]

Filmed only a few days ago in Sydney, Australia, Coldplay just premiered on YouTube the official music video for 'A Sky Full of Stars', the latest single from the British alternative rock band's sixth album 'Ghost Stories'. 'A Sky Full of Stars' is an uplifting EDM song co-produced by Avicii and…

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New Music: Union J - 'Tonight (We Live Forever)'

RCA and Syco have decided to give four-piece boyband Union J a second chance. The ‘X Factor UK’ alums signed a joint deal with the before-mentioned record labels after getting eliminated on the British edition of the talent show in 2012. Last year, Union J dropped their self-titled debut LP. The…

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New Music: Ed Sheeran - 'The Man'

Ed Sheeran puts on his Eminem mask for this new track 'The Man'. The half-rapped, half-sung song is the latest individual iTunes release from Ed’s upcoming LP ‘X’. The British singer-songwriter has promised to drop a new track each day this week from 'X', and ‘The Man’ is the fourth track after…

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New Music: Broods - 'Mother & Father' [World Premiere]

Zane Lowe got the exclusive world premiere of the new Broods single 'Mother & Father' on his BBC Radio 1 show on Wednesday, June 18. The drum-heavy track is the official lead single from the Broods’ upcoming full-length debut album ‘Evergreen’, due in stores later in 2014 via Capitol Records. The…

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Sam Smith Brings Out Mary J. Blige at Apollo Theater Concert

Surprise! Surprise! Sam Smith performed a concert last night, June 17, at The Apollo Theater in New York City and mid-way his performance of ‘Stay With Me’, he left the crowd speechless when he welcomed on stage Mary J. Blige! The two recently released a remix version of the hit single ‘Stay With…

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Ed Sheeran Releases Studio Version of 'Thinking Out Loud' - Listen Now!

When he debuted the song live at ‘Later... with Jools Holland’ (a British TV show), I just knew Ed Sheeran would sound exactly the same in the studio version of ‘Thinking Out Loud’ (listen below!). The acoustic-driven ballad is the third track to be premiered this week from Ed’s forthcoming album…

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Michelle Williams (feat. Beyoncé & Kelly Rowland) - 'Say Yes' [Music Video]

It’s a Destiny’s Child reunion! Well, not of the kind we were exactly hoping for, but at least it's Michelle, Beyoncé and Kelly in a music video again. For whose? It’s for Michelle Williams’ new single ‘Say Yes’, from her upcoming new solo album, ‘Journey to Freedom’, due in stores on September 9.…

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New Music: Lupe Fiasco (feat. Ty Dolla Sign) – ‘Next To It’ (CDQ)

Lupe Fiasco is working. After releasing his 'Mission' single last month, the Chi-town musician returns tonight (June 17th) with a fresh new single titled 'Next To It' featuring West Coast native Ty Dolla $ign. The record, which is produced by Ty Dolla and Shafiq Husayn, is the latest release from…

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T.I. (feat. Iggy Azalea) - 'No Mediocre' [Music Video]

T.I. kicked off the week with the release of the audio to his 'No Mediocre' single and wastes no time in giving us the official music video. The DJ Mustard-produced track, which features a verse from Iggy Azalea, serves as the lead single from his forthcoming ninth studio album 'Paperwork'.…

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Lana del Rey - 'Shades of Cool' [Music Video]

Surprise! Celebrating today’s release of her second full-length album 'Ultraviolence', Lana del Rey premieres the music video for the song 'Shades of Cool'. The 'sweeping' and 'atmospheric' gloomy ballad is co-written with Rick Nowels, produced by Dan Auerbach and it’s track no. 3 on…

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New Music: Maejor Ali (feat. Trey Songz & Kid Ink) - 'Me And My Team'

Maejor Ali has been absent from the music game ever since the release of his 'Lolly' single with Justin Bieber back in February but he returns today delivering a new Summer-friendly single. The record is titled 'Me And My Team' and features additional assistance from Trey Songz and Kid Ink. “These…

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Little Mix Do Serious Slayage on 'The Today Show' with 'Salute' & 'Wings': Watch

MASSIVE! Little Mix are destined to become of the hottest and popular girl groups in history. Just give them time. In the meantime, watch below the slayage caused by the British quartet during their mini-concert at ‘The Today Show’ on Tuesday, June 17. Little Mix performed their oldie ‘Wings’, and…

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Watch: Ed Sheeran & Demi Lovato Perform 'Give Me Love' at Hollywood Bowl!

Aww! These two need to record a song together ASAP! Demi Lovato is a public Ed Sheeran fan, and a couple months ago at an even she revealed that her favorite song from the British singer was 'Give Me Love', from Ed's 2011 debut album “+”. So imagine Demi’s excitement when generous Ed Sheeran…

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New Music: Ferras (feat. Katy Perry) - 'Legends Never Die'

Welcome back, Ferras. The LA-based singer-songwriter who broke into the music scene back in 2008 with his debut album “Aliens & Rainbows” and the moderate hit single “Hollywood’s Not America” (reached the Top 30 on mainstream radio and was featured as the ‘exit song’ on one of the episodes of…

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New Music: Jennifer Lopez - 'Charades' [Japan Bonus Track]

Jennifer Lopez’ new LP ‘A.K.A’ hits stores worldwide today, June 17, and here we have for our listening pleasure the bonus track from the Japanese edition of ‘A.K.A’. It's the song called 'Charades', co-written by Jennifer, Qura Rankin and Tina Davis. ‘Charades’ is an urban slow-jam in which Lopez…

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New Music: 5 Seconds of Summer - 'Kiss Me Kiss Me' [Full / Studio]

The June 27th release date of 5 Seconds of Summer’s self-titled debut album is approaching and the cascade of song leaks is keeping up! The latest leak is the full studio version of the song ‘Kiss Me Kiss Me’. Written by the five band members, ‘Kiss Me Kiss Me’ is a full pop/rock track. No punk…

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Madison Beer - 'Unbreakable' [Music Video]

Justin Bieber’s protegée Madison Beer has a new single for us. The 14-year-old singer that released her cute breakthrough single ‘Melodies’ last year sounds and looks more mature in her new single ‘Unbreakable’ and in its accompanying music video. If last year she looked like a regular 14-year-old…

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Jennifer Lopez Slays 'First Love' on 'Jimmy Fallon' + Interview

Why is she still performing ‘First Love’ on TV? Jennifer Lopez can’t accept the fact her ‘A.K.A’ ‘official’ lead single is flopping badly. She did deliver a mind-blowing performance of 'First Love' last night, June 16, on ‘The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon’ on NBC, but how much does it really…

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Jennifer Hudson - 'Walk It Out' [Music Video]

Jennifer Hudson released last April a Timbaland-produced new single called 'Walk It Out'. The swagger-ish tune is the lead single from J-Hud's upcoming third album due in stores this summer. 'Walk It Out' is a new grittier sound for Jennifer. It's definitely more urban than her previous stuff. The…

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New Music: G-Unit - 'They Talked About Jesus'

G-Unit continue their Summer return and takeover. After releasing freestyles over '0 To 100', 'Grindin My Whole Life', and 'Ordinary', the Unit drop an original boom bap track today titled 'They Talked About Jesus'. "Somebody called and said the Rap game needs us. F*ck it, they talked about Jesus"…

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Listen To The Full Version Of Jay Z's 'Jungle' Remix

Those watching the 2014 FIFA World Cup may have noticed a new Jay Z verse in the latest Beats By Dre commercial airing on TV. Well turns out that verse is a new remix by Jay over X Ambassadors and Jamie N Commons' 'Jungle' track released last month and now we have ours ears on the full version.…

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New Music: Jessie Ware - 'Tough Love' [World Premiere]

Many UK’ers liked Jessie Ware’s 2012 debut album ‘Devotion’ that they made it achieve the Gold certification, which is a pretty awesome feat for a newcomer whose sound isn't the most radio-friendly or danceable. Jessie's most popular song to date is 'Wildest Moments' which, although only peaking…

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Trey Songz - 'Foreign' [Music Video]

The audio for 'Foreign' came back in the middle of May and today (June 16th) Trey Songz gives MTV the premiere of the music video. The Soundz-produced record can be found on Trey's forthcoming sixth studio LP 'Trigga' hitting stores at the beginning of July. No lack of beautiful women in the…

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New Music: Ed Sheeran - 'Bloodstream' [Premiere]

The second of the seven 'X' tracks that Ed Sheeran is premiering all this week on iTunes is ‘Bloodstream’. The Rick Rubin-produced acoustic, guitar-driven number is track #7 from the British, red-haired singer-songwriter’s upcoming second album, in stores June 23. ‘Bloodstream’ has one of the most…

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Full Song: The Game - 'Bigger Than Me'

He co-stars in Nicki Minaj's newly-released ‘Pills N Potions’ music video (for the surprise of many), and now he drops a new single. Perfect timing, huh? Rapper The Game will be releasing this September his sixth studio album ‘Blood Money La Familia’ and the lead single off of it is 'Bigger than…

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New Music: Mike Will Made It (ft. Lil' Wayne, Kendrick Lamar & Future)- 'Buy The World' [Full / Premiere]

Another song about how wealthy artists in the hip-hop genre can be? How fascinating. The new Mike Will Made-It single ‘Buy The World’, boasting verses by Lil’ Wayne and Kendrick Lamar, and a hook by Future, just hit the Web in its full and final form. The song is the latest single from the…

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A Very Weird (Concept) Demo of 'Applause' by Lady Gaga Surfaces: Listen!

Wooo! Yaaay! Check out this ‘demo’ of Lady Gaga’s ‘Applause’ which has just surfaced online. It’s only 1:31 minute-long, but we get to listen to the original ‘Applause’ without all the editing done in post-production. According to the leaker, the vocals in this demo were recorded by Gaga (no, it's…

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