News archive - 2014, week 29

DirectLyrics Interviews Tessanne Chin: On Debut LP Control, Audition Alternate Song & Jamaica!

Jamaica’s Tessanne Chin went to become a household name in the U.S thanks to her participation in “The Voice” in 2013. From her blind audition covering Pink's "Try" to the moment she couldn't help but to cry of happiness while performing her 'coronation' song "Tumbling Down" after Carlson Daly…

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INTERVIEW: Ryan Cabrera Talks 2014 Comeback, Working with Top Producers & Career Evolution

“On the Way Down” star Ryan Cabrera is back in business. At 31 years old, the Dallas-native has signed a new record deal with Dynamite Music, a new label in partnership with Caroline/Capitol Music Group. And he won't be taking long to give fans the new music they've been so dying to get for many…

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Video: Beyoncé Performs "Get Me Bodied" on HBO's "Beyonce x10" Special

The fourth installment of the HBO series “Beyonce x10” aired on Sunday, July 20th. The latest concert performance featured was that of “Get Me Bodied”. The up-tempo Swizz Beatz-produced song is featured on Beyoncé's second studio album "B'Day". 2006’s “B’Day” was certified three times platinum in…

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New Music: The Script - "Superheroes" [World Premiere]

The Script world premiered their new single “Superheroes” on The Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw on BBC Radio 1 in the UK on Monday, July 1. The empowering anthem is the first offering from the Irish rock band’s upcoming fourth studio album called “No Sound Without Silence”, which is scheduled…

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New Music: The Weeknd - 'King Of The Fall'

About a month ago The Weeknd dropped a new track 'Often' and returns again with another new offering titled 'King Of The Fall'. The track is in support of his upcoming 4-city tour by the same name, which tickets to went on sale this last Friday. The 'King Of The Fall' tour kicks off on September…

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Beyoncé Releases Teaser of 'Fifty Shades of Grey', 'Crazy In Love' Is The Theme Music!

What does this mean? Is Beyoncé involved in the 'Fifty Shades of Grey’ film? Has she signed to do the entire soundtrack and we are only finding out now? The #1 R&B chick in the game, aka. Ms. Beyoncé Knowles, took Instagram, and the whole Internet for that matter, when she released earlier today…

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The Script Reveal Artwork of New Album via Google Hangout + Four Song Snippets!

Irish rock band The Script announced earlier in the week the upcoming September 15th release of their fourth studio album titled “No Sound Without Silence” (their latest album was "3" in 2012). Via the band’s social networks, it was announced too that the lead single from the new album would be…

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Watch Becky G's Flaw-Free Acoustic Rendition of "Shower" + Debut LP Arrives in October!

Becky G recently inked a deal to be the new teen face of CoverGirl and we first had the chance to look at materialised evidence of this new partnership when the 17-year-old rapper included a bunch of CoverGirl product placement in her music video for “Shower”. Now, CoverGirl has snatched another…

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New Music: Jesse McCartney - "The Other Guy"

Jesse McCartney premiered on MTV.com on Friday, July 18, the ballad “The Other Guy”, a new track from his forthcoming fourth studio album “In Technicolor”, which will be dropping in stores very soon (next Tuesday!). This will be Jesse’s first release not supported by a major label, as he’s…

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Enrique Iglesias, J.Lo, Becky G & Austin Mahone Perform at 2014 Premios Juventud: Watch

The 2014 Premios Juventud aired on Thursday night (June 17) live from The Bank United Center in Coral Gables, Florida. If you didn't know, these awards are given to the most noted Spanish-speaking celebrities in the areas of film, music, sports and fashion of the last year. The annual awards are…

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Alexandra Stan - "Dance" [Music Video]

Alexandra Stan lets body language do the talking in her music video for “Dance”, the third single from her forthcoming sophomore studio album, dropping in stores later in 2013 via Fonogram Studios / Roton Records. The steamy music video was directed by Khaled Mokhtar and it premiered on YouTube on…

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New Music: Pusha T - 'No Flex Zone' (Remix)

Just a few days after we heard Nicki Minaj's remix of Rae Sremmurd's 'No Flex Zone' single, Pusha T drops his own rendition of the Mike Will Made It-produced track. The G.O.O.D. Music affiliate adds on a verse giving the track a street feel with his usual drug lingo and dope game talk. "Who ain't…

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New Music: Jhene Aiko - 'The Pressure'

Jhene Aiko dropped her Cocaine 80's-assisted single 'To Love And Die' a few weeks back and now returns with another new track titled 'The Pressure'. The smooth laid back record is presumably a new cut off her forthcoming debut album 'Souled Out'. Produced by The Fisticuffs, the Def Jam singer…

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Stream: Jeremih & Shlohmo – ‘No More’ [EP]

Without any warning or heads up, Jeremih and Electronic producer Shlohmo have released their long-awaited collaboration EP ‘No More’. The project was uploaded out of the blue onto their website with the download link available once a email is entered. It's also worth mentioning today is Jeremih's…

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2014 MTV Video Music Awards Nominees Announced: Check Out The Complete List!

MTV announced on Thursday morning (July 17) the complete list of nominees for the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards (aka. The VMAs). The big ceremony will air live from 18,000-capacity venue The Forum in Inglewood, California on August 24, 2014. This will be the 31st VMAs in history. 2014 #VMA…

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Broods Perform "Mother & Father" on "Late Night with Seth Meyers": Watch

New Zealand brother and sister indie-pop duo Broods made their US television debut last night (July 16) on NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers”. They performed their brand new single "Mother & Father", which is off from Broods' forthcoming full-length debut album "Evergreen". The album will arrive…

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Sigma (ft. Paloma Faith) - 'Changing' [Music Video]

Paloma Faith cruises down the Little Havana neighbourhood in Miami in the music video for “Changing”, the first Sigma and Paloma Faith collaboration and new single from the British production duo’s upcoming debut album, due in stores later this year via 3Beat / All Around the World Records.…

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New Music: The Bird and The Bee - "Undone"

Know Greg Kurstin, right? He’s produced tracks for many of your faves. Pink, Kelly Clarkson, Beyoncé, Sia, Katy Perry…you name it! But he’s not always been in the back hidden as a mere record producer. Greg Kurstin also likes to be in the front. In 2006, he formed an indie-pop duo with…

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Drake at 2014 ESPYs: Chris Brown Joins Skit + Performs "Side Pieces"

Drake was pretty busy on Wednesday night (July 16th) at the 2014 ESPYs. These accolades (that mean, “Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Awards”) are given annually by ESPN. Drake was the host of the 2014 edition, which took place at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California. But…

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Cam'ron (feat. Nicki Minaj) - 'So Bad' [Music Video]

After dropping the audio of the song and a video teaser yesterday, Cam'ron unleashes the full visual to his 'So Bad' collaboration with Nicki Minaj. The track, which also features additional vocals from Yummy, will appear on Cam's 'First Of The Month Vol. 2' EP dropping next month. Directed by…

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La Roux - "Trouble In Paradise" [Album Lyrics]

Five years after their last album, British synth-pop band La Roux return with new music. Their sophomore studio album is called “Trouble In Paradise” and it’s getting released on July 22nd via Polydor Records. The new album is made of 9 tracks and they’re all co-written by La Roux’s lead singer…

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Marsha Ambrosius - "Friends & Lovers" [Album Lyrics]

Her 2011 debut solo album “Late Nights & Early Mornings” debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 and at #1 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and sold over 400,000 copies. British singer-songwriter Marsha Ambrosius wants to repeat that same success in 2014 with her follow-up album “Friends &…

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New Music: Alexandra Stan - "Dance"

After experimenting with the K-pop sound in her latest single "Cherry Pop", Romania's Alexandra Stan releases - with haste – a new single called “Dance”. The 25-year-old forgets about K-pop in this one and returns to regular pop territory, dance music and she's brought back her 'saxobeats' too!…

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Paris Hilton - "Come Alive" [Music Video]

Paris Hilton feels like the only girl in the world in the music video for her latest EDM single “Come Alive”, which premiered on VEVO on Tuesday night (July 15th), a day after exclusively debuting it on Fuse TV. “Come Alive" will be included on Ms. Hilton’s upcoming first album with Cash Money…

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New Music: Traci Braxton - "Last Call"

Hey Toni! Tamar! You may be facing new fierce competition from a member of your own family! It’s Traci Braxton! The 43-year-old R&B songstress released today, July 15th, without previous notice, on iTunes her debut single "Last Call". The R&B ballad is the first single from Traci’s upcoming album…

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New Music: Nicki Minaj - 'No Flex Zone' (Remix)

Rising Duo Rae Sremmurd have themselves a catchy single with 'No Flex Zone' and today the track receives a whole other life with a remix from Young Money's first lady Nicki Minaj. The record has been getting love on the radio and in the clubs and now Nicki has added on her own verse spanning over…

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New Music: Cam'ron (feat. Nicki Minaj) - 'So Bad'

Cam'ron's been holding onto his 'So Bad' collaboration with Nicki Minaj for some time now but today we finally get a listen to the full studio version. The track, which features additional vocals from Yummy Bingham, will be placed on the second installment of Cam's 'First Of The Month' EP series.…

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Nas - 'Represent' [Music Video]

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of his critically acclaimed debut album 'Illmatic, Nas has released a music video for the classic DJ Premier-produced track 'Represent'. Shot at Youtube Space in Los Angeles, the visual takes a trip down memory lane with old footage, new footage, and movie footage…

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Drake New Album's Titled "View From The 6", But Why?

Billboard.com just pulled an exclusive; the confirmed title of Drake’s upcoming fourth studio album, which should be arriving in late 2014 via OVO Sound, Young Money, Cash Money, Republic Records. So what’s the title? “View from The 6" Intriguing? Billboard shed some light on the title: "As for…

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Lily Allen Covers Raleigh Ritchie's "Stronger Than Ever": Listen

Lily Allen paid Fearne Cotton a visit today (July 16th) at the BBC Radio 1 studios in London to perform an acoustic set for "Live Lounge" series. There, the British singer-songwriter performed her latest single "URL Badman", from her "Sheezus" album, as well as a fantastic cover of Raleigh…

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New Music: Alex and Sierra - "Little Do You Know"

Pre-order Alex and Sierra’s debut album “It’s About Us” on iTunes NOW and get an instant, free download of the new song “Little Do You Know”. “Little Do You Know” is a pop ballad, track no. 7 on the forthcoming album, and it exactly lasts 3 minutes and 5 seconds. About Alex and Sierra They rose to…

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Broods - "Mother & Father" [Music Video]

Capitol Records-signed duo Broods just premiered on VEVO the music video for “Mother & Father", the lead single from their upcoming full-length debut album "Evergreen", set to impact in stores on August 22nd. If you thought the parents of the Nott siblings would make cameos in the video, you were…

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Train - 'Angel in Blue Jeans' [Music Video]

Danny Trejo aka. Machete seeks revenge in the music video for Train’s latest single “Angel In Blue Jeans”. The folk-rock song is the lead single from the Pat Monahan-led band’s upcoming seventh studio album “Bulletproof Picasso”, due on September 16th. This will be Train’s first album without…

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Free Download: Waka Flocka Flame - 'I Can’t Rap Vol. 1' [Mixtape]

Rapper Waka Flocka Flame released online last night (July 15) his newest mixtape “I Can’t Rap Vol. 1”. The DJ Whoo Kid-hosted project contains 20 tracks including collaborations with BJ The Chicago Kid, Troy Ave, Young Scooter, among others. The entire mixtape is available for stream and/or…

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Free Download: Snoop Dogg & The Eastsidaz – 'That’s My Work 4' [Mixtape]

It’s time for new music from legendary rapper Snoop Dogg and The Eastsidaz. They dropped on Monday (July 14th) the fourth installment to their “That’s My Work” series. The DJ Drama-hosted mixtape consists of 20 track and zero collaborations. Why would they need collaborations anyway when they can…

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New Music: PARTYNEXTDOOR (feat. Drake) - "Recognize"

PARTYNEXTDOOR will be dropping his new mixtape "PARTYNEXTDOOR TWO" on July 29th on Ovo Sound, the Canadian rapper announced today on Twitter. And to celebrate the announcement, he's liberated a brand new track titled "Recognize" featuring Drake, which will be appearing on the follow-up to last…

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Kylie Minogue Sheds Tears In '60 Minutes': Watch Full Interview!

All eyes were on Kylie Minogue as her '60 Minutes' interview aired on Australian television on Sunday night, July 14th. The full Kylie-dedicated segment lasted about 12 minutes. During the chat with the ’60 Minutes’ host, Kylie discussed from her role as Charlene Robinson in ‘Neighbours’, her…

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The Ting Tings - "Wrong Club" [Music Video]

The Ting Tings premiered on YouTube on Monday, July 14th, the music video for their new single “Wrong Club”. The British duo will be attempting a ‘comeback’ in 2014 after the commercial disaster that was their 2012 album release "Sounds from Nowheresville” (debuted at #23 in the UK). The Ting…

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