News archive - 2014, week 31

DirectLyrics Interviews The Wind and The Wave: On Origins, Getting Signed To RCA & Debut Album!

Let me introduce you to The Wind and The Wave. They’re a relatively new duo hailing from Austin, Texas and made of Dwight Baker and Patty Lynn. Their sound is a riveting mix of rock, folk and indie music, they last year signed a major deal with RCA Records, and just in a few days, to be precise on…

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Listen: Low Quality Version of Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' Single Leaks

Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' single wasn't meant to be out till Monday but unfortunately for Nicki and her team, a low quality version of the track has made it's way onto the Internet this morning (August 1st). The track is the follow up single to 'Pills N Potions' and features a sample of Sir Mix A…

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DirectLyrics Interviews Alexandra Stan: On Second Album, New Single "Dance", Speaking Spanish & Romania Tourism!

Ms. 'Saxobeat' herself, Alexandra Stan, is back! It's been three years since she released her debut album "Saxobeats", and now in 2014 the Romanian pop singer feels like it’s the perfect time for her comeback. After signing a new deal with Fonogram Records in late 2013, and leaving in the past a…

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New Music: Jessie J (feat. Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj) - "Bang Bang" [Premiere]

After the commercial disappointment that was her sophomore studio album “Alive” and all the singles from it, Jessie J wants to re-invent herself and get back to side of the industry where you actually make a profit and not a loss with her third studio album, which will be arriving in stores later…

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Mariah Carey Lip-Syncs "Meteorite" at 2014 World Music Awards: Watch

This year’s World Music Awards have been a mess. From technical issues that forced the taping to be postponed from mid-May to May 27 in Monaco, Sharon Stone stepping down from being the host, and Pamela Anderson and Jason Derulo getting “hired” in the last minute, to Mariah Carey’s 4-hour delay to…

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Video: Beyoncé Performs "Drunk In Love" on HBO's "Beyonce x10" Special

HBO brought the most-anticipated performance from the “Beyonce x10” series on August 3. As you know the American network is premiering each Sunday before the new “True Blood” episodes one concert performance (until they are ten) from Beyoncé’s latest “The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour” which HBO’s…

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Concert Review: Vintage Trouble Whips Madrid, Makes Me A Fan

James Brown is alive and he lives in Ty Taylor, the frontman of blues-rock band Vintage Trouble. Thanks to their manager Charles and tour manager David, I got the chance to attend Vintage Trouble’s sold-out show in Madrid, Spain at Sala El Sol on Thursday, July 24. I entered the venue as a mere…

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Anastacia Performs "Staring At The Sun" & "Paid My Dues" Acoustic on BBC Radio 2: Listen

Anastacia has a new European tour kicking off in mid-October in Belgium and concluding in mid-November in England, and making sure concert ticket sales are positive, especially her date at Shepherd's Bush Empire in London, Chicago-born singer Anastacia stopped by Terry Wogan’s BBC Radio 2 morning…

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World Premiere: Beyonce (ft. Nicki Minaj) - "Flawless (Remix)" [Audio / Review]

The rumors were true. Word in the streets had it that the reason why Nicki Minaj pushed back the 'official' release to "Anaconda" one week (although it was all futile as the song leaked and forced her to push up the release in the end) was because she had recorded last minute the official remix to…

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Recommended New Music: Priory - "Weekend" [Review]

Posting this on a weekend is only fitting. It’s time for you to meet Priory. This Portland-based duo (made of Brandon Rush and Kyle Sears) released in late June their official debut single called “Weekend”, and it is catching on really fast in the US (must be the fact that it is a summertime…

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Video: Lady Gaga Responds To Katy Perry's Shade at "ArtRave"

It looks like Lady Gaga wasn’t too happy with what Katy Perry had to say about her and her ‘type’ of fans on the latest issue of “Rolling Stone" magazine. Missed that? Well, let's do a recap before we get into Gaga's response to Katy's unexpected shade throwing. The “Roar” singer is on the cover…

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Eminem & Rihanna Perform Hits & "Stan" at Lollapalooza 2014: Watch

Eminem and Rihanna gave a preview of their upcoming “The Monster” stadium tour last night, August 1, on Day 1 of 2014 Lollapalooza. This preview wasn't expected to happen but happen it did. Eminem was a headliner on Friday’s kick off day of 2014 Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago's Grant Park, and…

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New Music: Nicki Minaj - 'Anaconda' [Full/CDQ]

We heard a low quality version of Nicki Minaj's anticipated single 'Anaconda' in the morning and now the Young Money female emcee decides to pull the trigger on the release of the full audio to the final high quality version. The track, which is produced by Polow Da Don and Da Internz, serves as…

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Christina Perri - "Burning Gold" [Music Video]

I like music videos with morals and Christina Perri’s video for “Burning Gold” has one; “All that glitters isn’t always gold”. The 27-year-old Philadelphia singer uploaded to YouTube today, August 1, the official visual for “Burning Gold”, the second official single from her latest album “Head or…

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Enrique Iglesias Performs "Bailando" & "Hero" on "GMA": Video

Enrique Iglesias got the party started but also had a tender moment during his set at Central Park in New York City on Friday, August 1, as part of Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series. The Madrid-born pop superstar is currently on a trek across major US television shows promoting his…

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New Music: Brad Paisley - "Cover Girl" [Premiere / Review]

Braid Paisley is getting on his label’s nerves. For some reason the country music star, now judge on ABC’s “Rising Star” singing competition, is leaking songs from his forthcoming eleventh studio album “Moonshine in the Trunk”. The album isn’t out yet till August 25th, but something has sparked a…

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Sam Smith - "I'm Not The Only One" [Music Video]

Another amazing video for another amazing song! Freshly added to VEVO, here is the music video to “I’m Not The Only One”, the fourth official single from Sam Smith’s debut album “In The Lonely Hour”. The Capitol Records-released album debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 (only behind Lana del…

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Keyshia Cole - "She" [Music Video]

Keyshia Cole gets steamy hot in the ‘girl on girl’-themed music video for “She”. The DJ Mustard-produced R&B track is the latest official single from Ms. Cole’s forthcoming album “Point Of No Return”, which will be seeing the light of day this Fall via Interscope Records. Keyshia sings in “She”…

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Cody Simpson Teases Justin Bieber Collaboration On Instagram: Listen

Cody Simpson just posted a 15-sec snippet of one of the new acoustic songs he's recorded with pal Justin Bieber on Instagram. Both teen stars share the same manager, Scooter Braun, who’s apparently the mastermind behind this new ‘duo’. It looks like Scooter wants Cody to finally have a hit in the…

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New Music: Fat Joe (feat. Jennifer Lopez) - 'Stressin'

Fat Joe and Jennifer Lopez have brought us collaborations like 'Hold You Down' and 'Feelin So Good' in past times and tonight the Bronx duo reunite once again for 'Stressin'. Fat Joe first premiered the record moments ago on Funk Flex's Hot 97 show. Produced by Rico Love. 'Stressin' was premiered…

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Mary Lambert - "Secrets" [Music Video]

Mary Lambert puts on display an awesome and very inspiring “so what!” attitude in the music video for her new single “Secrets”, which premiered today, July 31, on VEVO. “Secrets” is the first official offering from Mary’s forthcoming full-length debut album "Heart On My Sleeve" due in stores on…

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Lady Gaga Performs "Dope" For The First Time on "ArtRave" Tour: Watch

Lady Gaga performed her depressing ballad “Dope” for the first time on “The Artpop Ball: ArtRave" history last night, Wednesday, July 30 in Phoenix, Arizona. Many people and Little Monsters were left shocked upon realizing Lady Gaga didn't perform one of her personal records ever ("Dope") at the…

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Katy Perry – ‘This Is How We Do’ [Music Video]

Katy Perry has chosen ‘This Is How We Do’ as the fifth and next single from her latest studio album ‘Prism’. Today (July 31st), after dropping teasers on her Instagram throughout the week, the 29-year old pop singer releases the visual treatment for the Klas Åhlund and Max Martin-produced tune.…

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Exclusive Lyric Premiere: Mark Ballas - "Miss Incredible"

28-year-old Mark Ballas may have become a household name in America thanks to his role as professional dancer on ABC's hit show "Dancing With The Stars" (he began his journey on Season 5 and he's still showing his dancing skills there), but Mark is also talented in other ways. For instance, he's a…

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New Music: Christina Grimmie - "Must Be Love" [Premiere / Review]

What a fantastic new single Christina Grimmie’s just released! The former YouTuber star and “The Voice” contestant, and now Island Records signee unleashes today, July 31, on iTunes her brand new single "Must Be Love". After getting evicted from the “The Voice” last year finalising at 3rd place,…

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Enrique Iglesias Lip-Syncs In Debut US TV Performance of "Bailando" on "Got Talent"

Enrique Iglesias is a good person, and a terrific performer. But there are times, like last night, July 30th, on "America's Got Talent", when he messes everything up. Wednesday night saw Enrique offer the first televised performance of the 'English' version of "Bailando" on the NBC hit show. The…

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5 Seconds of Summer - "Amnesia" [Music Video]

5 Seconds of Summer show off their friendship and get nostalgic too in the music video for "Amnesia", the latest single from the Australian pop rock band's self-titled debut album which yesterday was announced it debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart selling over 253,000 copies. "Amnesia"…

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New Music: Chance The Rapper – 'Wonderful Everyday: Arthur'

Chance The Rapper promised new music today and delivers on his word with the release of ‘Wonderful Everyday: Arthur’. The track features background and additional vocals from a cast of Wyclef Jean, Francis & The Lights, Jesse Ware, Elle Varner, Eryn Allen Kane & The O'My's, Peter Cottontale &…

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Lana Del Rey – 'Ultraviolence' [Music Video]

After dropping a teaser on Instagram last week, Lana Del Rey unleashes the full visual to her ‘Ultraviolence’ track. The song is produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys and is the title single to the 29-year old’s third studio LP released back in June. ’Ultraviolence’ is the third track that…

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[Full Interview] 5 Seconds of Summer Announce North American 2015 Tour on "Ryan Seacrest"

5 Seconds of Summer made an in-studio appearance this Wednesday morning (July 30) on 102.7 KIIS-FM’s "On Air with Ryan Seacrest" to announce “some EPIC news” (listen below!). The Australian pop-rock band arrived to the U.S last week to do corresponding promotional rounds in support of their…

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Watch Kiesza's Captivating 'Street' Performance for 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Kiesza took it to the streets again. After dancing in the rain of the water coming from a broken fire hydrant in the streets of the New York City outside the “Late Night with David Letterman” studios earlier in July, everybody’s new favourite Canadian singer just replicated that performance…

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Nick Jonas - "Chains" [Music Video]

Nick Jonas gave MTV.com permission to world premiere the music video for his so-called ‘debut’ solo single “Chains” at 6am ET on Wednesday, July 30. The Justin Timberlake meets Kanye West song is the official lead single from Nick Jonas' forthcoming 'debut' solo album due in stores later in 2014…

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Video: Justin Bieber & Orlando Bloom Had A Fight In Ibiza! Blows Thrown?

Canadian singer Justin Bieber has been involved in yet another brawl. This time in Ibiza and with actor Orlando Bloom! Apparently because of some jokes regarding Orlando’s ex-wife supermodel Miranda Kerr. The brawl happened just after midnight, in the very first hours of Wednesday, July 30, at the…

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Listen To 1-Minute Snippet of Ariana Grande's "Be My Baby" Song

Can “My Everything” be here already, please? A new song from Ariana Grande’s upcoming second album has been previewed, and it is totally amazing and life-slaying. The song is “Be My Baby”, and it was previewed at a party hosted by Cashmere Cat, one of the producers of the song. If you don’t know…

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Hunter Hayes - "Tattoo" [Music Video]

Hunter Hayes and his cherub face have a new music video out. The 22-year-old country singer premiered this week the music video for "Tattoo", the official second single from his sophomore studio album "Storyline" (Atlantic Nashville) which debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 last May. The…

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New Music: Neon Hitch - "Yard Sale" [Premiere / Review]

Dance-pop is no longer in the path of Neon Hitch. All hail gypsy-pop now! The 28-year-old British singer – who announced in May she had parted ways with Warner Bros. Records after four years working together – premiered today, July 29th, via SoundCloud her brand new single “Yard Sale”. Neon Hitch…

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Linkin Park - "Final Masquerade" [Music Video]

MTV got the exclusive to world premiere the new Linkin Park music video for "Final Masquerade". The alternative rock song is the third single from the Chester Bennington-led band’s latest album “The Hunting Party" which debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 only below Lana del Rey's…

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French Montana - "R&B Bitches" [Music Video]

French Montana just premiered his new music video for “R&B Bitches” on MTV.com and there is a cameo from one the R&B chicks he shouts out on his song in the video. Who is it? Perhaps Rihanna? Jennifer Lopez? Madonna? Miley Cyrus? Well, no, the aforementioned superstars were all busy and the only…

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Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett - "Anything Goes" [Music Video]

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett didn’t take too long to premiere the music video for their new single “Anything Goes”. Just mere hours after releasing the single on iTunes, the newly-formed dynamic jazz duo premiered on VEVO the official music video for their cleverly-executed of the Cole Porter…

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Jessie J Performs "Bang Bang" & Covers "Stay With Me" on "Elvis Duran"

A recently-landed in NYC Jessie J gave her very first interview after her new single “Bang Bang” hit iTunes on Monday midnight on Z100’s “The Elvis Duran Show” this morning (July 29). After an insightful and fun 15-minute chat with Elvis and his female co-host, Jessie J performed her upcoming…

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New Music: Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga - "Anything Goes" [Premiere / Review]

Surprise! And just like that here is the first official single from the upcoming Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga first joint jazz album in history “Cheek to Cheek”. The single is a cover of the Cole Porter classic “Anything Goes”, which was made available for purchase on iTunes today, July 29. No one…

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New Music: Maroon 5 - "It Was Always You" [Premiere]

Maroon 5 jump on the ‘pre-order my album on iTunes now, and get a free song’ bandwagon. Do as Maroon 5 say, and you'll get an instant download of "It Was Always You", the third song on the tracklisting of the Adam Levine-led band's forthcoming fifth studio album, “V”. For those not in the knowing,…

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Hilary Duff - "Chasing The Sun" [Music Video]

Summer is here and Hilary Duff is going by the old saying of “if you got a hot body, flaunt it!" and she's got one! The former Lizzie Mcguire star isn’t afraid to run on the beach in a bikini in the music video for “Chasing the Sun”, the pop singer’s much-anticipated comeback single, written by…

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New Music: Fences (feat. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis) – ‘Arrows’

Pop band Fences have been building up their buzz in Seattle and receive assistance from fellow hometown natives Macklemore and producer Ryan Lewis for their new release 'Arrows'. The track serves as the lead single from the band's forthcoming new album 'Lesser Oceans' due out this fall. Macklemore…

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New Music: Jasmine V (feat. Kendrick Lamar) – ‘That’s Me Right There’

Kendrick Lamar has had a quiet 2014 year on the music side of things as he’s cooking up his next album but every now and then a feature from the Compton rapper will pop up. Today (July 28th) 20-year old singer Jasmine V released her new single ‘That’s Me Right There’ with a complete verse from…

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New Music: G-Unit - "Come Up" [Premiere]

You asked for new original G-Unit music and the hip-hop group has delivered! They haven’t told us yet what’s the title of their comeback album or the exact date they plan to drop it (although they have say "by late November”) but here’s nevertheless new music from it (and possibly the first…

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Christina Perri Performs "Burning Gold" on "The Today Show"

Christina Perri finally has new single (“Human” is a thing of the past now) and that's "Burning Gold". We've actually known of this new single choice for two months now when Christina released the official lyric video to “Burning Gold” on YouTube. However, today (July 28th), singer-songwriter Mr.…

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Inna - "Good Time" [Music Video]

Inna may already have a lengthy list of summer smash hits in her career, but she still has hunger for more. That's why the Romanian singer released not too long ago a brand new danceable, club-ready single titled "Good Time", featuring rapper Pitbull. You just know DJs will have “Good Time" on…

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New Music: Hilary Duff - "Chasing The Sun" [Full / Premiere]

The time is now! Listen to Hilary Duff's comeback single "Chasing the Sun" from her forthcoming (yet-untitled) comeback and fifth studio album due in stores this Fall via RCA Records. The mid-tempo indie-pop song was co-written by Colbie Caillat, Jason Reeves and Toby Gad and it will be released…

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Video: Beyoncé Performs "Blow" on HBO's "Beyonce x10" Special

The fifth installment of the HBO "Beyonce x10" concert series is here. Aired on Sunday, July 27th, before the new "True Blood" episode, the video below will see Beyoncé, aka. the mother of future R&B diva Blue Ivy, performing her song “Blow”, from her self-titled fifth studio album, released…

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Shawn Mendes: "The Shawn Mendes EP" [Stream / Review / Full Lyrics]

From ‘Vine’ celebrity to successful recording artist! That's the summary of Shawn Mendes' career to date. How the life of this 15-year-old has changed in a matter of a year is pretty unbelievable. He started out posting 7-second covers on Vine, and now he’s signed to Island Records, his debut…

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