News archive - 2014, week 34

DirectLyrics Interviews Priory: From Selling Their Own Blood to Recording "Weekend" & Signing to Warner

These two guys from Portland, Oregon - Brandon Rush & Kyle Sears - had to sell their own blood plasma to make ends meet back in the day, built a recording studio from scratch at an abandoned cement factory, among other hardships of life, but their hard work and perseverance have paid off. They are…

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DirectLyrics Interviews Meghan Trainor: On Chart Success, L.A Reid, Future Plans

20-year-old Massachusetts-native Meghan Trainor is a star in the making. The throw-back and catchy sound of her debut single "All About That Bass" is America's latest obsession. And that obsession is more than evident in Meghan’s single’s rising positions on every chart; radio, iTunes and…

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New Music: Usher - "Believe Me" [World Premiere]

His VMA performance wasn’t the only surprise on Sunday night, Usher also teamed up with Pepsi to world premiere via MTV.com a brand new track from his forthcoming eighth album “Everything You Can Imagine” (RCA Records). The new music is called "Believe Me", and it’s an R&B ballad produced by Mike…

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New Music: Cobra Starship (feat. Icona Pop) - "Never Been In Love" [Premiere]

Cobra Starship are back. The American dance/rock band released on Sunday, August 24, the official lyric video of their brand new single “Never Been In Love” – featuring Icona Pop – on YouTube, as well as making it available for purchase on iTunes. This is Cobra Starship’s long-awaited return to…

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G-Unit Release New EP 'The Beauty of Independence', Stream 'Changes'

G-Unit have had a constant flow of music since reuniting at Summer Jam and continue that trend on Sunday night with the release of a new EP titled 'The Beauty Of Independence'. 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, Young Buck and new addition Kidd Kidd are all heard throughout the six track-project,…

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New Music: Eminem (feat. Sia) – ‘Guts Over Fear’

After drawing a close to his joint tour with Rihanna this past weekend, Eminem makes his return with the release of a new single titled 'Guts Over Fear' featuring Australian singer Sia. The track was first heard on the trailer for Denzel Washington’s upcoming movie 'The Equalizer' and tonight…

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New Music: P Reign (feat. Drake & Future) – ‘DnF’

In anticipation of his upcoming project 'Dear America', Canadian rapper P Reign has let loose a new leak titled 'DNF (Drunk N Fuck)' featuring Drake and Future. The track can be purchased solely or downloaded with a pre-order of 'Dear America' on iTunes. "I'm not looking at the phone, too much…

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Watch: 2014 MTV Video Music Awards - The Performances

It's that time of year again for the MTV Video Music Awards. This year's show is being held for the first time ever at The Forum in Inglewood, a venue that recently went through a $100 million makeover. Those who have been tuned in on MTV's website were able to catch the pre-show, which featured…

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Jessie J, Nicki Minaj, & Ariana Grande - 'Bang Bang' [Music Video]

Minutes before the start of the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, Jessie J premieres the visual for her recently released single 'Bang Bang' with Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande. The track, which is produced by Max Martin, serves as the lead single for Jessie J's upcoming third studio album 'Sweet…

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Lady Gaga Performs "Brooklyn Nights" For The First Time at Melbourne Concert: Watch

Mother Monster is having an amazing time in Australia - she is the land Down Under until the end of August performing the Australian leg of the “ArtRave: The ArtPop Ball” world tour. Fans have welcomed Lady Gaga very warmly - they've given her tons of gifts, including an adorable koala teddy bear…

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New Music: Fifth Harmony - "Them Girls Be Like" [Premiere / Review]

MTV.com just premiered a brand new Fifth Harmony track today (August 23rd), a day before the girl group's pre-VMAs performance at The Forum in Inglewood, California. The pop-urban mid-tempo is "Them Girls Be Like", one of the songs from Fifth Harmony's forthcoming debut album "Reflection" -…

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Jennifer Lopez Visits "Chelsea Lately" / Announces New Iggy Azalea Collaboration on MTV's "House of Style"

Jennifer Lopez appeared on “Chelsea Lately” on Friday – August 22nd – for one of the last episodes of the E! late-night show which will end forever next week. J.Lo talked during the hilarious 7-minute interview about her not liking to be a slut when it comes to dating new men, the artwork of her…

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Tinashe Links Up With A$AP Rocky In New Single "Pretend": Listen

After the huge success of her debut single “2 On” – which reached #1 on Rhythmic radio - RCA isn’t playing around with Tinashe. They are making her release a full-length album from the beginning, and not do the “EP first” thing. “Aquarius” is the title of Tinashe’s debut album and the release date…

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Coldplay - "True Love" [Music Video]

Coldplay premiered on Friday night - August 22nd - the official music video for the new "Ghost Stories" single, "True Love". The Paul Epworth-produced ballad is a known fan favourite from the sixth album of the British rock band so it’s rather obvious Chris Martin and Co. didn’t have it too…

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Jeezy (feat. Future) – ‘No Tears’ [Music Video]

Jeezy continues to release new content from his forthcoming solo LP ‘Seen It All: The Autobiography’ and starts off Friday (Aug. 22nd) with the premiere of a new song ‘No Tears’ featuring Future, which comes accompanied by a music video. ’No Tears’ is a song that Jeezy says best describes the…

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New Music: Chris Brown – ‘X’

Chris Brown promised a new single today and delivers on his word with the release of ‘X’. ‘X’ is the title track from his forthcoming long awaited sixth studio album dropping next month. Chris uploaded the new record onto his Soundcloud page in the morning hours on Friday (Aug. 22nd) . ’X’ starts…

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Country Heartthrob Hunter Hayes Rocks "The Today Show": Watch

22-year-old cherub-face country singer Hunter Hayes performed an outdoor concert at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City as part of the Toyota Summer Concert Series of "The Today Show" on Friday, August 22nd, 2014. Hundreds of fans gathered outside the NBC studios in Midtown Manhattan to see their…

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Jessie J - "Sweet Talker" [Official Album Tracklist + Cover Art]

She recently showed off her banging body when she revealed the cover of her new album “Sweet Talker”, and today (August 22) British singer-songwriter Jessie J gives us the official tracklist of album #3 alongside the iTunes pre-order. The “Alive” follow-up “Sweet Talker” will come in standard and…

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New Music: Maroon 5 - "Animals" [Premiere / Full Version]

That didn’t take long. The day after previewing it on the new KIA commercial, Maroon 5 have now premiered the full studio version of their next single “Animals” via a lyric video posted on VEVO this morning – August 22. The Benny Blanco and Shellback-produced pop number is the second official…

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New Song: Flo Rida (ft. Sage the Gemini) - "GDFR" [Audio / Review]

Flo Rida is still alive. All of his latest singles have flopped, but could “GDFR” be the turning point in Flo Rida’s worrying career moment? The Florida rapper has recruited verse spitter Sage the Gemini for his brand new single "GDFR” - which samples War's 1975 song "Low Rider". “Going Down For…

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Jasmine V (feat. Kendrick Lamar) - "That’s Me Right There" [Music Video]

Jasmine V is one pretty girl and that shows in the music video for “That’s Me Right There”, the R&B singer's lead single – featuring Kendrick Lamar - from her upcoming debut EP coming later this summer via Insterscope Records. Jasmine V – who played Justin Bieber’s love interest in the video for…

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Maroon 5's Future Single "Animals" Featured In New KIA Commercial

It looks like Maroon 5 have already decided what their second single from “V” will be. And that's the song "Animals", produced by Benny Blanco and Shellback. The strident pop number will be available for purchase starting on August 25th, which also is the day the pre-order of “V” will be up and…

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Juicy J (feat. Nicki Minaj, Young Thug, & Lil Bibby) – ‘Low’ [Music Video]

Juicy J intends to keep the momentum of his new single ‘Low’ going strong and paid a visit to BET’s 106 & Park on Thursday night for the premiere of the official music video. Moments after 106 & Park, Juicy uploaded the video onto his VEVO account for the rest of the world's viewing pleasure.…

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Watch The Weeknd's NSFW Music Video for "Often"

Only The Weeknd can make such an explicit, overly-sexual song like "Often" sound so nice and not repulsive at all. Over a smooth instrumental, the Canadian crooner sings about all the things he plans to do to a girl’s P-area. The R&B slow-jam was premiered back in June on The Weeknd's SoundCloud…

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Broods - "Evergreen" [Complete Album Lyrics]

New Zealand indie-pop/electronica duo Broods – made of siblings Georgia Nott and Caleb Nott – will be releasing their full-length debut album “Evergreen” on August 22nd in Australia and New Zealand (their biggest markets as of this post) and on October 7th in the U.S. Broods – who rise to fame in…

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New Music: Ed Sheeran - "Everything You Are" [Review]

“Don’t” is the newest single from Ed Sheeran's latest album “X” and in the UK the Ellie Goulding-inspired song " will be specially released this Sunday, August 24th in an EP format on iTunes. The “Don’t” EP will include four tracks; the original edit of “Don’t”, a remix version featuring rapper…

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Listen to Ariana Grande's Raciest Song Yet "Hands on Me" In Full Now!

Ariana Grande is growing up and she’s losing the fear to address certain “topics” in her songs. For instance, the A$AP Ferg-assisted track “Hands on Me” - from her upcoming album “My Everything”. Could you imagine old sweet – new in the business - Ariana singing so openly about foreplay and…

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New Music: Alexandra Stan - "Give Me Your Everything" [Premiere]

Somebody needs to give Alexandra Stan a Guinness World Record certification. She’s definitely broken the record for the fastest consecutive single releases from a same album, hasn’t she? In only five months, the Romanian pop singer has released four official singles! The latest “Give Me Your…

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New Music: T.I. (feat. Skylar Grey) - 'New National Anthem'

While T.I. puts the finishing touches on his upcoming album 'Paperwork: The Motion Picture', the Atlanta veteran lets go of a new single titled 'New National Anthem' featuring Interscope singer Skylar Grey. The record touches on police brutality, injustice, and racism in America and the release of…

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Stream 4 New Ariana Grande Songs: “Love Me Harder”, “Be My Baby”, “A Little Bit of Your Heart” & “Why Try”

Such a tease! MTV.com has activated a "stream" page for Ariana Grande’s new album “My Everything” today (August 20th) but you can only listen to four songs and not the entire album. Everyone was expecting a full online stream to come out this week - as it’s become a new trend in the industry for…

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Rita Ora's New Album Delayed Til 2015 / Walks Out Mid-Interview After Calvin Harris Question

Looks like Rita Ora is tired of the Calvin Harris questions. During a red carpet interview earlier this week – for the launch of the new DKNY fragrance - in New York City with the Associated Press, British singer and “Black Widow” star Rita Ora walked out on the reporter because she simply didn’t…

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Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga's "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" Cover Is Exquisite Jazz: Listen

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga have recently premiered their cover of the jazz classic "I Can't Give You Anything But Love” via an audio video posted on YouTube. The song is believed to be the official second single from their upcoming first joint jazz album "Cheek to Cheek" (September 23rd) after…

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Trey Songz Is A Player and A Loser In "What's Best for You" Music Video

So, do we have a new “Trigga” single or was this music video shot just for fun? R&B crooner Trey Songz exclusively world premiered on Twitter – and then made available on YouTube – the music video for his Troy Taylor and BAM-produced slow jam "What's Best For You" on Tuesday night. "What's Best…

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Nicki Minaj – ‘Anaconda’ [Music Video]

After kicking off the month of August with the release of her 'Anaconda' single, Nicki Minaj returns at midnight on Wednesday (Aug. 20th) to premiere the official music video. The Polow Da Don and Da Internz-produced banger is the latest single from her forthcoming highly anticipated LP 'The…

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Watch: Robyn's Awkward Interview / "Do It Again" Performance on GMA

Robyn and Röyksopp are back in the U.S after performing a few shows in Europe. The Swedish and Norwegian musicians will be embarking on a 6-date North American tour starting this Wednesday - August 20th – at Pier 97 in New York. You recall they released a joint 5-song EP titled "Do It Again" in…

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New Music: Labrinth - "Let It Be" [Premiere / Review]

I’m on the fence with this one but I think I’m going to end up liking it. British singer-songwriter Labrinth has recently premiered online the lead single from his forthcoming yet-untitled second studio album - due in stores in late 2013 via Simco / Sony Music UK. "Let It Be” will be officially…

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New Music: Jennifer Hudson - "Dangerous" [Full / Review]

Jennifer Hudson is following a dangerous path, just like the title of her newest song. The Grammy and Oscar winner just premiered on her YouTube page the audio of a brand new track lifted from her upcoming third studio album "JHUD", due in stores on September 23rd via RCA Records, and it sounds so…

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New Music: Nickelback - "Edge of a Revolution" [Premiere]

Avril Lavigne’s rocker husband Chad Kroeger is back in action. It looks like working in Avril's latest album has made him recuperate the appetite for music. For he’s finally ended Nickelback’s three-year hiatus and announced the release of the Canadian rock band's eighth studio album for the last…

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New Music: Wiz Khalifa (feat. Jeezy) - 'On Me'

After Wiz Khalifa put out a stream of his 'Blacc Hollywood' LP last week, the only track that remained unheard was his 'On Me' collaboration with Jeezy. The record is one of the bonus tracks that came with the Target edition of 'Blacc Hollywood' and features production by The Beat Bully. 'On Me'…

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Taylor Swift - "Shake It Off" [Music Video]

Just as Taylor Swift's much-anticipated Monday Yahoo! Live Stream was ending, she gave the fans with her at the room at the Empire State Building in New York City and the millions watching online from their homes one last surprise. She premiered the full music video of her brand new single “Shake…

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New Music: Taylor Swift - "Shake It Off" [World Premiere]

Just like she did two years ago when she hosted a YouTube live session where she announced the "Red" era, Taylor Swift has repeated the same "announcing" formula this year to kick-off this way her fifth album era. The country-pop princess held a Yahoo! Live Stream - which all fans across the world…

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New Music: G-Unit - 'Ahhh Shit'

It's no secret 50 Cent and G-Unit are not fans of the police and they remind us of that stance with their latest track offering 'Ahhh Shit'. Not all of G-Unit appear on the record, only verses from Young Buck, 50 Cent, and Kidd Kidd. Production is handled by TM 808 Mafia. 'Ahhh Shit' was inspired…

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Kiesza - "What Is Love" [Music Video]

Rising Canadian singer Kiesza just premiered on VEVO the music video for her cover of the 1993 Haddaway hit “What Is Love” – which is included on her debut EP “Hideaway”, available on iTunes now. This means that the only song from the 4-song EP left without a video is “So Deep”. Will Kiesza shoot…

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New Music: Charli XCX - "Break the Rules" [Premiere]

Not only did she reveal the title and release date of her upcoming studio album “Sucker”, but Charli XCX also premiered her new single “Break the Rules” online via SoundCloud today, August 18th. This becomes the official follow-up to her hit “Boom Clap”, and the second single from the British…

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New Music: Blake Shelton - "Neon Light" [Premiere]

Blake Shelton premiered on radios today (August 18) his brand new single “Neon Light” and we have an exclusive stream right here for you! The empowering country song is the first official offering from Blake’s forthcoming ninth studio album “Bringing Back the Sunshine”, due in stores on September…

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Shawn Mendes Performs Acoustically / Shares Creepy Fan Story on "Elvis Duran"

Newcomer Shawn Mendes made his first appearance on “The Elvis Duran Show" on New York City’s Z100 on Monday morning (August 18th). He’s currently on tour alongside Austin Mahone, Fifth Harmony and The Vamps across the U.S but today he had a free day and used it to do radio promo for his…

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New Music: Jhene Aiko - 'Spotless Mind'

Jhene Aiko debuted 'Spotless Mind' live back in April at Coachella and today (Aug. 18th) she finally delivers the full studio version. The record can be found on the deluxe version of the California-born singer's forthcoming debut album 'Souled Out' releasing next month via Def Jam Records.…

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Drake Goes Shirtless After Doing The Ice Bucket Challenge: Watch

Very few are the times we get to see Drake fully shirtless. And last night (August 17th) at the First Niagara Pavilion was for a good cause. Drake did the Ice Bucket Challenge, and he got a bucket of ice water thrown over him while sitting on a chair on stage on Sunday night during the latest…

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New Music: Broods - "Four Walls"

New Zealand duo Broods have made another new song from their upcoming debut album "Evergreen" (October 7th) available for purchase on iTunes. It's the peaceful ballad "Four Walls", co-written by the Nott siblings and Joel Little - the executive producer of the album, Broods' discoverer, and also…

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