News archive - 2014, week 40

DirectLyrics Interviews Lola Blanc: Talks Stage Name Origin, Writing Britney Hit & Upcoming Debut EP

Born in Germany, raven black-haired singer Lola Blanc will soon be releasing her debut EP - which she says will be filled with "quirky urban pop" songs. The writer of Britney Spears' "Ooh La La" smash it has quite a story. She was born in the south German city of Augsburg to a CIA worker father…

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5 Seconds of Summer's Management Verbally Abuse Fans? Watch The Miami "Incident"!

This just gets me furious. Three 5 Seconds of Summer teen female fans spotted the members of their favorite band walking the Miami streets late at night and their only objective was to take a picture with them. However, they were instead sort of verbally abused by a person of the band's management…

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New Music: David Guetta - "Dangerous" [Full Audio / Review]

Alright, no more playing. David Guetta is back. The French DJ will be releasing the lead single from his forthcoming LP "Listen" (out November 21st); "Dangerous" on Monday (Oct. 6). The much-anticipated track features Sam Martin (the two already collaborated in David's 2014 one-off 2014 summer…

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Maroon 5 Perform "Maps" & "Animals" on SNL: Watch

Maroon 5 were the guest performers on the second episode of the 40th season of "Saturday Night Live" on NBC on October 4th. The Adam Levine-led band performed two songs from their latest studio album "V" - which topped the Billboard 200 in August. Maroon rocked the SNL stage with: "Maps", first…

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G-Unit - 'Changes' [Music Video]

50 Cent, Lloyd Banks , Tony Yayo , Kidd Kidd , and Young Buck suit up for the official music video to their recently released track 'Changes'. Produced by Ryan "Ryu" Alexy, the song is featured on G-Unit's 'The Beauty of Independence' EP out on iTunes since late August. 'Changes' is the second…

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Ella Henderson "Glows" on "Alan Carr: Chatty Man": Watch

Holy amazingness! Ella Henderson at last performed her new single "Glow" on UK television (on a proper UK TV show that is). It happened on Channel 4's "Alan Carr: Chatty Man" on Friday night (October 3rd). Wearing an all-black outfit, the 18-year-old singer and "X Factor UK" Season 9 finalist just…

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Keyshia Cole (feat. Future) - 'Love Letter' [Music Video]

The roll out for Keyshia Cole's sixth studio album 'Point Of No Return' continues. After linking up with 2 Chainz for the 'N.L.U.' music video, the Interscope singer returns with another new track and visual. Titled 'Love Letter', the melodic tune co-stars Future and is featured at the No. 9 spot…

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Cheryl - "I Don't Care" [Music Video]

Can someone please tell Cheryl summer is over? The British singer released today (Oct. 3) on VEVO the music video for her new single "I Don't Care" - whose audio she had radio premiered just two days ago. The disappointing and very dull 80's dance song is the secpmd single from Cheryl's (no longer…

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Keyshia Cole (feat. 2 Chainz) - "N.L.U" [Music Video]

And just like that Keyshia Cole picks a new single from her upcoming album "Point of No Return". The 2 Chainz-assisted "N.L.U" officially becomes the fourth single from Keyshia's upcoming sixth LP which is out in stores on October 7th via Interscope. The announcement of the new "Point of No…

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New Music: Olly Murs (ft. Travie McCoy) - "Wrapped Up" [Full Audio / Review]

Olly Murs' new single "Wrapped Up" just premiered. It occurred this Friday morning (Oct. 3) courtesy of an audio video uploaded on VEVO. The Travie McCoy-assisted up-beat track is the lead single from Mr. Murs' upcoming fourth album "Never Been Better", which is due in stores in the UK on November…

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New Music: Rick Ross (feat. R. Kelly) - 'Keep Doin' That (Rich Bitch)'

Rick Ross started up his newly announced 'Hood Billionaire' album campaign with the Project Pat-assisted 'Elvis Presley Blvd’ and returns Thursday night (Oct. 2nd) with another new single. Titled 'Keep Doin' That (Rich Bitch)', the track features guest vocals from veteran Chicago singer R. Kelly…

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Download: Childish Gambino - ‘STN MTN’ [Mixtape]

Without any warning or heads up, Childish Gambino unleashes his new mixtape ‘STN MTN’ hosted by DJ Drama. The anticipated project was released for streaming and download on Gambino's website on Thursday (Oct. 2nd) at noon. Packed with 11 new tracks, the 31-year old artist receives guest…

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Jason Aldean - "Old Boots, New Dirt" [Album Lyrics]

Just two years after "Night Train", country star Jason Aldean is back with a new album - his sixth! "Old Boots, New Dirt" is the title of it and Jason will drop it on October 7th, 2014 via Broken Bow Records. Michael Knox is the executive producer of this LP. "Old Boots, New Dirt" contains 15…

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New Music: Paloma Faith - "Ready for the Good Life" [Full Audio / Review]

After only three singles, UK singer Paloma Faith readies a repack of her latest album "A Perfect Contradiction" (March 2014). The eccentric lady premiered this Thursday morning (Oct. 2) a brand new song titled "Ready for the Good Life" on Ken Bruce's BBC Radio 2 show. The lead single from the…

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Mikky Ekko Cuddles & Cries In "Smile" Music Video

A month and a few days after premiering the audio of "Smile" - the lead single from his RCA debut album "Time", in stores October 20th - Mikky Ekko (better known as the writer of Rihanna's "Stay") releases the music video on VEVO. While it is no "Stay", this folk-pop song is really cute.…

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Song Premiere: Mary J. Blige - "Nobody But You"

The Queen of Hip-Hop/Soul had the "Hottest Record in the World" last night (Oct. 1). Well, that's the title BBC Radio DJ Zane Lowe gives to the new songs he exclusively premieres on his show. On Wednesday night, Zane played for the first time on radio Mary J. Blige's "Nobody but You" which is a…

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New Music: Chris Brown - 'Don't Panic' (Remix)

French Montana's 'Don't Panic' single has been building momentum these last few weeks and gets an extra push tonight courtesy of 'Loyal' hitmaker Chris Brown. Breezy adds on a opening verse to the DJ Mustard-produced record, showing off his ability to go from singing to rapping with ease. The…

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New Music: Chris Brown - "No Lights" (Japan "X" Bonus Track)

"X" has finally been released in Japan and Chris Brown's lucky Japanese fans are getting a bonus track that the rest of the world didn't get on neither their standard nor deluxe copies of the album when purchased last month. The song in question is called "No Lights" and according to its writers…

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Song Premiere: Jordin Sparks - "I Wish We'd All Been Ready"

Jordin Sparks has a new song called "I Wish We'd All Been Ready" out for y'all. It isn't the first single from her third album yet (is it ever going to see the light of day?) but a ballad Jordin's specifically recorded for the Vic Armstrong-directed upcoming apocalyptic thriller film "Left Behind"…

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Tinashe - "Aquarius" [Album Lyrics]

On October 7th, R&B singer Tinashe will release her debut album "Aquarius" via RCA Records. After 3 mixtapes dropped between 2012 and 2013, this is finally the year when Tinashe sees her dream of a full-length studio album come true - and with the support of a major label. Who would've thought…

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New Music: Cheryl - "I Don't Care" [Full Audio / Review]

Cheryl swears on her new single "I Don't Care" which world premiered on Capital FM (UK) at 8 AM today (Oct. 1). The four-minute long song is the official second single from the British singer's forthcoming LP "Only Human", in stores in November. Cheryl Fernandez-Versini (Cheryl's new name after…

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Rixton - "Wait On Me" [Music Video]

Rixton premiered the today (Sept. 30) the "interactive" music video for "Wait on Me". The Wayne Hector co-written (and very Maroon 5) catchy pop tune is the second single from the British band's forthcoming debut LP "Let The Road", in stores in early 2015. "Wait on Me" is the official follow-up to…

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Alex and Sierra - "It's About Us" [Album Lyrics]

Alex and Sierra won the third and last season of "The X Factor USA" last December and 10 months later the real-life couple will release their debut album called "It's About Us" via Columbia/Syco. October 7th is the day. "It's About Us" is preceded by the official lead single "Scarecrow" whose cute…

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Lady Antebellum - "747" [Album Lyrics]

Country music trio Lady Antebellum releases today (Sept. 30) their sixth studio album "747" via Capitol Records Nashville. The Hillary Scott-led trio only took one year to record this album as their last "Golden" was released in the Spring of 2013. "747" contains 11 songs in its standard edition…

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Stream: Tinashe - 'Aquarius' [Album]

On October 7th, rising R&B singer Tinashe will be releasing her debut album 'Aquarius' via RCA Records. Today to the pleasure and surprise of her fans, the California-born artist has uploaded a stream of the album in its entirety on Soundcloud. 'Aquarius' is Tinashe's first project since her…

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New Music: Florida Georgia Line - "Bumpin' The Night" [Premiere]

Check out this new Florida Georgia Line country jam titled "Bumpin' the Night". The laid-back/summery song is the latest iTunes Countdown Single from the country duo's forthcoming album "Anything Goes", in stores on October 14th via Republic Records. "Bumpin' the Night" is the eighth track on the…

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Song Premiere: Jason Aldean - "Just Gettin' Started"

Jason Aldean just a premiered a new song from his upcoming album "Old Boots, New Dirt" on YouTube. It's the opening track "Just Gettin' Started". With "Old Boots, New Dirt" is getting released next week (October 7th), is it really necessary to unveil more full songs online? I really think Jason…

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Ed Sheeran Covers Hozier's "Take Me To Church" on BBC "Live Lounge"

Ed Sheeran stopped by BBC Radio 1's Fearne Cotton-hosted "Live Lounge" show to perform a two-song acoustic set on Tuesday midday (Sept. 30). The ginger-haired singer performed the next single from "X" and a mystery cover. Watch videos below!! The "X" song Ed performed was the engagement/wedding…

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Nico & Vinz - "When the Day Comes" [Music Video]

Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz have at last picked the follow-up to their smash hit "Am I Wrong". "When The Day Comes" will be the third official single from their upcoming album "Black Star Elephant", due in stores October 14th (Warner Bros.). Nico & Vinz premiered their new single straight away with…

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New Music: You+Me - "Capsized" [Audio]

Behold the new iTunes countdown single from You+Me's debut album "Rose. Ave"; "Capsized". Pink and City and Colour have teamed up to record a joint folk-driven album and this is going to be released in stores on October 14th via RCA Records. "Capsized" is the opening track on " Rose. Ave" and it…

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Mila J Shows Off Abs & Twerks In "My Main" Music Video

Just wow. Mila J's music video for "My Main" is here and the treatment is so unexpected. Have we ever seen Mila J doing a video of this sort before? I don't think so! Jhené Aiko's sister dances and twerks like the world is going to end tomorrow in the Blue Gregory-directed music video for "My…

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Tinashe - "Pretend" [Music Video Premiere]

Loving the song and loving the video! Tinashe just premiered on VEVO the official visuals for her latest single "Pretend" off her upcoming debut LP "Aquarius", in stores October 7th via RCA Records. The Detail-produced "2 On" follow-up features rapper A$AP Rocky. Tinashe may not be singing about…

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New Music: The Game (feat. Jeezy & Kevin Gates) - 'Black On Black'

From Compton to Atlanta to New Orleans. The Game brings together Young Jeezy and Kevin Gates for a new collaboration titled 'Black On Black'. The track is featured on Game's compilation LP 'Blood Moon: Year Of The Wolf' due out in stores in mid-October. Produced by The Mekanics. 'Black On Black'…

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New Music: Gorgon City (feat. Jennifer Hudson) - "Go All Night"

Jennifer Hudson is Kiesza during the 5 minutes Gorgon City's new song "Go All Night" lasts. The English electronic music production team will be dropping their debut album "Sirens" on October 6th in the UK and one of the songs that will appear on the tracklisting is the J.Hud-assisted deep-house…

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Song Premiere: Jessie J - "Personal" (Written by Elle Varner)

OK, I get it, Jessie J. We do what we when we do what we do. Get it too? The British songbird gets a little too "Personal" on the first iTunes countdown single to be released from "Sweet Talker". The new Jessie J album is out October 13th. Co-written by "Only Wanna Give It to You" singer Elle…

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Maroon 5 - "Animals" [Music Video Premiere]

Maroon 5 world premiered the music video for "Animals" at midday Eastern Time today (Sept. 29). The Shellback-produced catchy yet controversial (due to its lyrics) song is the official second single from the American band's fifth studio album "V". Directed by Samuel Bayer - he's been doing music…

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New Music: Lorde - "Yellow Flicker Beat" [Full Audio + Review]

Habemus new Lorde music. It was recently announced that the New Zealand singer had been chosen as the sole curator of "The Hunger Games: MockingJay – Part 1" soundtrack. Besides deciding which songs make it on the album, Lorde's also contributing in it with an original song of hers specially…

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Watch: Lil Kim Interview With The Breakfast Club

It’s been an active September month for Lil Kim and that continues today (Sept. 29th) with a morning visit to the Power 105 studio for a new interview. The New York female emcee joins The Breakfast Club - Charlamagne, DJ Envy, and Angela Yee – to discuss a variety of topics that fans have been…

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Ed Sheeran & The Veronicas Perform on "The X Factor Australia" (Videos)

Ed Sheeran and The Veronicas were guest performers on "The X Factor Australia" on Monday (Sept. 29). The British singer was there to promote his latest album "X" while the Aussie sisters to perform for the first time on TV their iTunes #1 new hit. Ginger-haired singer Ed Sheeran performed two…

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World Premiere: Maroon 5 (feat. J. Cole) - 'Animals' (Remix) [Audio]

Before Adam Levine and Maroon 5 premiere the music video to their rising single 'Animals' in the coming weeks, the band have teamed up with Roc Nation rapper J. Cole to serve up the official remix. Produced by Shellback, the original version of the track is featured on Maroon 5's fifth studio…

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