News archive - 2014, week 32

Exclusive Sigma Q&A: On New Single "Changing", Drums & Bass Genre & The Future

If someone is killing it in the 'drums & bass' genre in the UK music scene, that's Sigma. The production duo, made of Cameron Edwards and Joe ‘Wooz’ Lenzie, started in the business a few years ago by releasing remixes, EPs or even teaming up with well-established DJs such as DJ Fresh, with whom…

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New Music: The Chainsmokers - "Kanye" [Premiere / Review]

The Chainsmokers are so clever. After making the entire world kneel before (and dance like maniacs to) their single “#Selfie” – using one of the most famous new words in the last decade – in early 2014, the NYC-based production duo is delivering a worthy successor starting today, August 5th, the…

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2014 Teen Choice Awards - Performances [Video / Review]

Even though she was removed from the official single cover, Cher Lloyd did attend the 2014 Teen Choice Awards - held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 10th – to perform with Demi Lovato the pop hit "Really Don't Care". Other performers included: Rixton, Magic!, Becky G and…

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New Music: DJ Mustard (feat. Lil Wayne, Big Sean, YG and Lil Boosie) - 'Face Down'

DJ Mustard's sound has been dominating urban radio and the Roc Nation producer is determined to keep it that way. His debut album '10 Summers' is set to drop on Tuesday and there's more than a few highlight collaborations on the tracklist. One of those is titled 'Face Down' and features a talented…

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New Music: DJ Khaled (feat. Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future & Jeremih) – 'Hold You Down'

DJ Khaled's last single 'They Don't Love You No More' didn't do as well as he was hoping for on the charts and he strikes back tonight (Aug. 11th) with a new one titled 'Hold You Down'. The track features a talented cast of Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future, and Jeremih. Produced by Bkorn, Lee On…

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Ben Rue - "I Can't Wait (Be My Wife)" [Single Review]

Are you planning to propose to your girlfriend soon or are you still making up the playlist for your wedding? Then hold everything for a minute and get to listen to Ben Rue's debut single "I Can't Wait (Be My Wife)” now because it may rock your world. Ever since he learned to play the guitar, the…

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Watch: The Saturdays' First TV Performance of "What Are You Waiting For" on "The National Lottery"

Their “Greatest Hits Live!” UK tour kicks off next month, their “Finest Selection: The Greatest Hits” hits stores next week, and their brand new single "What Are You Waiting For?" is officially released on Sunday, August 10th, so you know the time has come for girl band The Saturdays to begin with…

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New Music: Lil Wayne (feat. Drake) – ‘Grindin’

With Lil Wayne and Drake set to kick off their joint tour later tonight, the duo leak a new collaboration titled ‘Grindin’. The track is the latest single to be released from Lil Wayne's long awaited and highly anticipated studio album 'Tha Carter V'. "Heard Jay Z got a new Cognac, where to find…

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New Music: Wiz Khalifa (feat. Ghost Loft) - 'So High'

The leaks from Wiz Khalifa's third studio album 'Blacc Hollywood' continue to come in. After hearing 'Promises' last week, we now get a listen to 'So High' featuring Ghost Loft, which sits at the No. 10 spot on the album tracklist. 'So High' is a perfect tune for all the smokers out there. There's…

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Iggy Azalea Performs "Fancy" & "Work" on "The Today Show"

Iggy Azalea will be performing her new single “Black Widow” with Rita Ora for the first time on television at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards on August 24th. That’s the reason why the Australian rapper didn’t perform the Stargate-produced banger this morning (August 8th) during her set at ‘The…

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Eminem & Rihanna Kick Off "The Monster Tour" / Full Set List / Video

Eminem and Rihanna opened their joint "The Monster" stadium tour in Pasadena, California on Thursday night, August 7th. At a sold-out Rose Bowl, the pop and rap stars performed their biggest solo hits, and joint forces from time to time during the concert’s set list to perform all of their…

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Professor Green (feat. Tori Kelly) - "Lullaby" [Music Video]

Professor Green recruits American up-and-coming singer Tori Kelly for the lead single of his forthcoming third studio album “Growing Up in Public”, due in UK stores on September 22nd via Virgin Records. The song’s titled “Lullaby”, and although the music video can be watched now (and the audio…

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Dami Im Fights Evil In "Gladiator" Music Video

The sweet Dami Im - winner of the fifth season of "X Factor Australia" - releases today (August 8th) her new single "Gladiator" on iTunes, as well as premiering the music video on VEVO. The South Korea-born Australian singer was immediately signed by Sony Music Australia after the ending of her ‘X…

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T.I. & Young Thug Perform On 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

T.I. and Young Thug's 'About The Money' single has been a Summer favorite to many and the two Atlanta artists stopped by Jimmy Fallon's late night show on Thursday for a live performance. Backed by The Roots, T.I. started off performing the first verse from his 'No Mediocre' single and then…

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New Music: Juicy J (feat. Nicki Minaj, Lil Bibby, & Young Thug) – ‘Low’

We're only about two weeks away from the one year anniversary of Juicy J's debut album 'Stay Trippy' and the Memphis rapper looks to get the campaign for his sophomore album started with the release of the first and lead single 'Low'. The track is produced by Dr. Luke and features a talented cast…

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Becky G Performs Pop Hit "Shower" on "The Today Show"

Becky G is on fire. The 17-year-old Californian pop singer's latest single "Shower" is still selling like hotcakes on iTunes, and it recently cracked the Top 20 on Pop radio in the U.S. The Dr. Luke-produced catchy "Shower" was released back April, and can you believe Becky G had yet to perform…

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Meghan Trainor Gives Debut TV Performance of "All About That Bass" on "Kelly & Michael"

Meghan Trainor performed her #1 iTunes single "All About That Bass" for the first time on US television on ABC's "Live! with Kelly and Michael" on Thursday morning, August 7th. The Kevin Kadish-produced pop-soul song is the first single from the 20-year-old Massachusetts singer’s forthcoming major…

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Rizzle Kicks Perform Jazzy Mash-Up of "Fancy" & "Sing" on "Live Lounge": Listen

English duo Rizzle Kicks will be officially releasing on Sunday, August 10th, their brand new single “Tell Her” in the UK. This week has been packed with promotional activities for Jordan and Harley, and one of the last took place at midday today (August 7th) when Rizzle Kicks stopped by the BBC…

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Alex and Sierra Perform "Just Kids" Acoustically On The Beach

Aren’t they the most adorable thing ever? Alex and Sierra perform a beautiful acoustic rendition of their new song "Just Kids" on the beach at their hometown back in Florida in a new video premiered on VEVO last night, August 6. You can get “Just Kids” for free if you pre-order Alex and Sierra's…

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New Music: Ella Eyre - "Comeback" [Premiere]

British singer Ella Eyre's new single "Comeback" was premiered on Wednesday night - August 6th - on BBC Radio 1 as Zane Lowe’s “Hottest Record”. The R&B/funk song is the official second single from the 20-year-old’s forthcoming full-length debut album, coming later in 2014 via Virgin EMI in the…

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New Music: Lil Kim – 'Identity Theft' [Nicki Minaj Diss]

Lil Kim is determined to reignite her beef with Nicki Minaj. After sending shots on her remix of 'Flawless' earlier this week, the Brooklyn-born rapper unleashes a new diss track directly aimed at Nicki today titled 'Identity Theft'. The artwork of the track, which can be seen above, is a…

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Ella Henderson Makes US Television Debut on GMA / Performs "Ghost" Live

The beautiful and incredibly talented Ella Henderson made her US television debut today (August 6th) on ABC's "Good Morning America". The 18-year-old X Factor UK Season 9 finalist performed her debut single “Ghost” which last week was officially released on the American iTunes stores. Will a radio…

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Jhené Aiko Ascends to Heaven in "Souled Out" Album Cover (+ Official Tracklist)

The cover of Jhené Aiko’s forthcoming full-length debut album “Souled Out” was revealed on Tuesday night by Def Jam. The stunningly beautiful artwork shows the LA-born singer in a white dress making her way to Heaven displacing the ocean beneath her and getting pulled a holy light. “Souled Out”…

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One Direction To Release New Perfume "You & I" / Watch Full Commercial

Woo-hoo! One Direction’s got a new fragrance! Directioners, you better start saving up your allowances because Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis have new stuff coming your way. Their third perfume called “You and I” (uh-huh, just like the song on their latest album "Midnight Memories") will be…

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Wiz Khalifa - 'Promises' [Music Video]

After releasing the audio to 'Promises' yesterday, Wiz Khalifa wastes no time in delivering the official music video. The track, which is produced by Jim Jonsin, rests at the No. 3 spot on his forthcoming album 'Blacc Hollywood' due out in stores later this month. Directed by Gerard Victor, the…

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Azealia Banks - "Heavy Metal And Reflective" [Music Video]

Azealia Banks breaks free in the music video for “Heavy Metal And Reflective” (just like she’s free now from Universal), the newest single from the Harlem rapper’s upcoming full-length debut album “Broke with Expensive Taste” which is dropping “soon”. Don’t ask when, I don’t think Azealia even…

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Neon Hitch - "Yard Sale" [Music Video]

Neon Hitch just premiered on YouTube the colourful and summery music video for “Yard Sale”, the lead single from her upcoming gypsy-pop debut album “Eleutheromaniac”. “Yard Sale” is available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon starting this very morning and Neon's decided that today (August 5th) is…

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New Music: The Madden Brothers - "Out of My Mind" [Premiere]

There's only a month left until The Madden Brothers (now officially a duo) release their debut album "Greetings from California”. That is going to happen exactly on September 16th via their new label of Capitol Records. As we posted a couple months ago on Direct Lyrics, the first single from the…

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R5 - "Heart Made Up On You" [Music Video]

Oh Ross, what did you get yourself into? Pop rock band R5 unveiled on VEVO today, August 5th, the official music video to the song “Heart Made Up On You”, the lead single from their third EP of the same name which they released on iTunes on July 22nd via Hollywood Records. With luck the music…

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Who Is Lecrae? Listen To #1 iTunes Song "All I Need Is You" / Pisses Nicki Minaj Off

Grammy-award winning rapper LeCrae has become Nicki Minaj's latest headache. Just as Her Minajesty was popping champagnes bottles to celebrate the #1 climb of her latest single ”Anaconda”, she was quickly (well, in a matter of a few hours but still...) ousted by Christian hip hop artist LeCrae and…

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The Script - "Superheroes" [Music Video]

Irish rock band The Script premiered on VEVO on August 4th the official music video for their inspiring anthem “Superheroes". The song is the lead single from the Danny O’Donoghue-led band’s forthcoming fourth studio album “No Sound Without Silence”, due in stores on September 15th via Columbia…

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Report: Mariah Carey Fires Jermaine Dupri As Manager

Following the poor sales of her latest album “Me. I Am…Mariah. The Elusive Chanteuse”, and the evident mishandling of its promo, Mariah Carey has decided to let long-time friend, and producer Jermaine Dupri as her manager (hallelujah!). We must remember Dupri replaced Randy Jackson as Mariah’s…

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Ariana Grande Previews The Weeknd Collab "Love Me Harder": Listen

Ariana Grande keeps the previews coming. If just a few days ago we could listen to a snippet of “Be My Baby”, today the petite singer shares a new teaser from her forthcoming sophomore album "My Everything", in stores August 25th (can't they push the release up, please?). Ariana posted on…

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Rixton Perform "Wait On Me" on "Late Night with Seth Meyers"

Rixton are on tour this whole month of August in the U.S but they took some time off to perform live "Late Night with Seth Meyers” on Monday, August 4. The Manchester-based quartet delivered on the NBC late show the first televised performance of their brand new single “Wait On Me”, available now…

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Watch: Drake Brings Out YG, J. Cole, Usher, G-Unit, & More At OVO Fest

Drake always has surprises in store for his OVO Fest shows and this year fans received more than their money's worth, once again. The two day festival, which was held at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre in Toronto, advertised a line up of Outkast on the first day and Drake on the second day.…

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Download: Jeremih - 'N.O.M.A. (Not On My Album)' [Mixtape]

Coming off the release of his collaborative project 'No More' with Shlohmo last month, Jeremih delivers a solo mixtape titled 'N.O.M.A. (Not On My Album)'. The tape comes with 7 tracks and features a lone guest appearance from Taylor Gang's Juicy J. Production is handled by Lo-Key, Soundz, DJ…

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New Music: Lil Kim - 'Flawless' [Remix] (Nicki Minaj Diss)

Beyonce and Nicki Minaj released their 'Flawless' remix over the weekend and in turn Lil Kim felt motivated to hit the studio and record her own remix to the Hit-Boy produced record. The track is a preview of Lil Kim's upcoming mixtape 'Hardcore' and features shots directed toward Nicki. “Am I…

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New Music: Alex & Sierra - "Just Kids" [Premiere / Review]

Real life couple, and winners of the third and last season of “X Factor USA”, pop duo Alex and Sierra premiered via SoundCloud on Monday, August 4th, a brand new track from their forthcoming full-length debut album "It's About Us", which will be dropping in stores on October 7th via Columbia…

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New Music: Wiz Khalifa - 'Promises'

After giving us 'Stayin Out All Night' and 'You And Your Friends' a couple weeks ago, Wiz Khalifa returns with another new track from his 'Blacc Hollywood' album dropping on August 19th. This time it's a solo cut titled 'Promises', which can be found at the No. 3 spot on the tracklist. 'Promises'…

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Ed Sheeran - "Don't" [Music Video]

Ed Sheeran premiered the music video for "Don’t” today, August 4, on YouTube. The Benny Blanco and Rick Rubin co-produced mid-tempo is the official second single from the English singer-songwriter’s latest album “X” (Atlantic Records). “Don’t” is a song about a girlfriend who cheated on Ed…

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Jeezy - 'Me Ok' [Music Video]

With the release date for Jeezy's fifth studio album 'Seen It All' approaching, the Atlanta native pulls the trigger on the release of music video for 'Me Ok'. The track is produced by Drumma Boy and was released as a street single back in May. Directed by Motion Family, the visual for 'Me Ok'…

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Austin Mahone Releases Studio Version of “Shawty Shawty” with Maejor Ali: Listen

Austin Mahone has at last released the official studio version to his song “Shawty Shawty”. The unreleased record was performed multiple times by the teen Texas pop singer during his concerts in 2012 and 2013. The three-year-old song (as confirmed by Austin) was the very first song the “MMM Yeah”…

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