News archive - 2014, week 43

New Music: Drake - '6 God'

After the unauthorized leak of ‘How About Now’ last week, Toronto frontrunner Drake gives his fans an official release titled '6 God'. Produced by Boi-1da and Syk Sense, the track was uploaded to OVO's soundcloud page on Saturday afternoon (Oct. 25th) and comes with the download button on. "You…

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DirectLyrics Interviews The Fooo Conspiracy: Talk Coming to the U.S, New Music & Justin Bieber!

A #1 album? Opening for Justin Bieber at three consecutive sold-out shows? Winning an “Innovator of the Year” award? Coming to the USA? So many exciting things have happened to The Fooo Conspiracy over the course of a year. They are Sweden’s latest boy-band export but not your typical,…

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Kid Ink (ft. Usher & Tinashe) - "Body Language" [Music Video Premiere!]

Kid Ink, Usher and Tinashe get together at a live peep show in the music video for “Body Language”. The very "Show Me”-meets-”Loyal” upbeat urban track is the lead single from the rapper's forthcoming second studio coming out in the first quarter of 2015 via RCA Records. The song is co-produced by…

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New Music: Imagine Dragons - "I Bet My Life" [Full Audio / Review]

“I miss their rock-ish style”. I didn’t write this but “Lalajuicycake” on YouTube. And many other comments are on the same path. Indie-rock band Imagine Dragons released on Sunday midnight (Oct. 26) their brand new song “I Bet My Life” on iTunes and only a few hours later the audio was made…

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Jesus Would Approve Kelly Clarkson's "Shake It Off" Cover: Watch It

Thank God Kelly Clarkson exists. Otherwise we would be missing performances like this. On Saturday night (Oct. 25), the queen of music performed a concert at Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, New York as part of a campaign of Microsoft to promote their last-year-opened official "store" at…

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New Nicki Minaj Single "Only" (Prod. Dr. Luke) Drops Tuesday, October 28! (Updated with Artwork!)

Alleged rapist hit-maker producer Dr. Luke just dropped a bomb for all Barz out there. With a simplistic tweet that reads; “Three Days!!! @NICKIMINAJ”, Kesha’s worst nightmare is implicitly saying that something “new” from Onika is coming next Tuesday - October 28. The tweet was posted on Saturday…

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Iggy Azalea Slays "Fancy" & "Black Widow" on SNL Debut / MO's Nerves Mess Up "Beg For It": Watch

Female fapper of the year Iggy Azalea has another dream to mark off her bucket list; performing on “Saturday Night Live”. The Australian star was the musical guest on the 4th episode of the 40th season of the legendary NBC sketch comedy/variety show on October 25th. “Wow! Can't believe I just…

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New Music: Drake - 'Heat Of The Moment' / 'How About Now'

Without a doubt, Drake keeps his fans happy. The Toronto artist has released three new tracks today for our listening pleasure; '6 God' (hear now), 'Heat Of The Moment', and the official version of 'How About Now', which originally leaked without Drake's approval last week. The tracks were…

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Taylor Swift Chats & Shakes It Off on "Alan Carr" (UK)

Taylor Swift certainly loves her leather. The “Shake It Off” star was all black during her appearance on “Alan Carr: Chatty Man” on Friday night (Oct. 24th) on UK television. The tall blonde was on Channel 4's hilarious talk show to promote the impending release of her new album "1989" - in stores…

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Taylor Swift - "1989" [Album Lyrics]

“1989” is the fifth studio album of recording artist Taylor Swift. This is Taylor’s first full pop album. A daring move? The album is scheduled for worldwide release on October 27 via Big Machine Records/Universal. The majority of songs on "1989” have been inspired by Taylor’s failed relationship…

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Kiesza - "No Enemiesz" [Music Video Premiere!]

Home gurl needs a tan ASAP but it’s all good ‘cause she’s got a great body and killer dance moves in her! Canadian rising star Kiesza just premiered on VEVO the official video for “No Enemiesz”, the brand new international single from her recently-released debut album "Sound of a Woman" The second…

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New Music: T.I. (feat. Young Thug, Jeezy, & Lil Wayne) - 'About The Money' (Remix)

DJ Whoo Kid and DJ MLK premiere the official remix to T.I.'s popular single 'About The Money'. The original version only features Young Thug and now this new version of the London On Da Track-produced record has additional verses from Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy . Although sometimes lead artists…

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One Direction - "Steal My Girl" [Music Video Premiere!]

As promised, One Direction world premiered the music video for “Steal My Girl” at exactly 4pm (UK time) on VEVO today, Friday (Oct. 24). The British boyband is asking their devoted fans to break the 24-hour VEVO record, so #Directioners start clicking the play button below and re-watching like…

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New Music: Lupe Fiasco (feat. Nikki Jean) - 'Haile Selassie'

Delays are a thing of the past for Lupe Fiasco . The Chicago-bred artist promised new music today and delivers on his word with the release of 'Haile Selassie' featuring Minnesota singer Nikki Jean . The track will presumably land on Lupe's forthcoming mixtape 'Lost In The Atlantic' , a precursor…

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New Music: Iggy Azalea (feat. MO) - "Beg for It" [Full Audio / Review]

And here it is! The first single “Beg for It” from Iggy Azalea's forthcoming album "Reclassified" (re-release of "The New Classic") - in stores November 24th – has been released to iTunes today (Friday, October 24th) at 6am (ET). Co-produced by The Arcade & The Invisible Men and co-written by Iggy…

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New Music: Foo Fighters - "The Feast and the Famine" [Full Audio]

Foo Fighters just a released "The Feast and the Famine” as the first "countdown single” from their upcoming album “Sonic Highways” on iTunes. Get it for $1.29 right now or just listen to it below. It's your choice! Giving more details, "The Feast and the Famine” is track #2 on the tracklisting of…

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Taylor Swift Performs "Out of The Woods" on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (+ Full Interview!)

Taylor Swift dropped by ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” last night - Thursday, October 23rd - to do an interview and live performance. She discussed her upcoming album “1989” (out next week!) and particularly one from it: "Clean". Jimmy was very interesting in the message of the song. "Is it about…

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New Music: Fifth Harmony - "Sledgehammer" [Full Audio / Review]

During last night’s Ustream video chat with fans (7pm PT), Fifth Harmony unveiled the title of her debut album’s second single and therefore follow-up to “Boss”. “Sledgehammer” is the name of it. That was supposed to be the only “big thing” happening on Thursday night (Oct. 2 for Harmonizers all…

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Watch: Nicki Minaj Stars in 2014 MTV EMA Commercial!

As promised, this Friday morning (Oct. 24) at exactly 8am (UK time) Nicki Minaj unveiled the official commercial to the 2014 MTV EMAs which are happening on November 9th at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland. The “Anaconda” star will be hosting the awards ceremony. That's why she stars in the fierce…

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Tamar Braxton - "Let Me Know" [Music Video]

A super-blonde Tamar Braxton seduces the camera in the music video for “Let Me Know”. The Future-assisted R&B ballad is the lead single from Toni Braxton’s little sister’s forthcoming yet-untitled fourth studio album due in stores in "early 2015" via Epic/Streamline Records. The beautiful “Let Me…

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Walk The Moon - "Shut Up And Dance" [Music Video]

Perfect video for this song! Indie-pop band Walk the Moon just premiered on VEVO (Oct. 23) the music video for "Shut Up and Dance", an 80’s feel up-beat song that serves as the lead single from their upcoming sophomore album due out later this year via RCA Records. The video was shot last month in…

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Kiesza Makes "GMA" Debut with "Hideaway" Performance

Kiesza made her “Good Morning America” debut on Thursday, October 23rd. The Canadian deep-house star released this week her debut album “Sound of a Woman” (Island) and she’s kicking off today a series of TV performances in the U.S. Before going into “performer” mode, sweet Kiesza had an interview…

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New Music: Iggy Azalea - "Iggy Szn" [Full Audio / Review]

BOP! Iggy Azalea just liberated the first “countdown single" from "Reclassified” (out November 24) this Thursday morning (Oct. 23) and it’s “Iggy Szn”!! Produced by The Invisible Men, and co-written by Iggy, Darryl Reid and Jon Turner, “Iggy Szn” is a major “bop” and it will be impossible to that…

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Jessie J, Nicole Scherzinger & Ella Eyre Perform at 2014 MOBO Awards: Watch

The 2014 MOBO Awards saw last night (Oct. 22) Sam Smith win in 3 of main categories (“Best Song”, “Best Male Act”, and “Best Album”) and Jessie J, Nicole Scherzinger and Ella Eyre bring the house down with sensational live performances. That could the most perfect summary of the 2014 edition of…

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Jordin Sparks Previews New Songs at Salaam Remi Showcase / 3rd Album Out Early 2015?

During an interview with Huff Post Live LAST YEAR, Jordin Sparks was inquired about her long-delayed new music as, at the time, it was 5 years since the release of her last album; "Battlefield" (2009). Now it's 2014 and those 5 years have turned into 6. Will it be 7? It seems so! On that same…

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J. Cole Jumps On Jessie Ware's "Kind of...Sometimes...Maybe" Remix: Listen

I did not see this coming. Listen to a new J. Cole verse on the official remix of Jessie Ware's "Kind of...Sometimes...Maybe", one the stand-out tracks from the British singer's latest album "Tough Love" - released only last week. There were already rumours that the Miguel-penned nostalgic love…

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New Music: Rita Ora - "Grateful" [Full Audio]

At last! This was supposed to premiere last week, and later was “confirmed” for iTunes release this last Monday but in the end it was today (Oct. 22) that Rita Ora’s brand new song “Grateful” was premiered. It did via Billboard.com. The Diane Warren-written mid-tempo “Grateful” is a song the…

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Tyga Covers VIBE, Calls Drake “Fake” & Says “I Don’t Really Get Along With Nicki”

The split between Young Money and Tyga continues to grow. After expressing his frustration with the label earlier in the month on Twitter, Tyga elaborated his feelings on former label mates Lil Wayne , Nicki Minaj, and Drake in VIBE‘s latest digital cover story. Warning: the California-born rapper…

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

Last August Cobra Starship premiered the audio of "Never Been In Love", the first single from the dance-pop band's upcoming fifth studio album (Warner), and two months later here is the official music video for the first Cobra Starship and Icona Pop collaboration. The song is cool, but sounds…

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Pitbull Hangs Out with Adorable Penguins in "Celebrate" Music Video

Can’t stop LOL-ing about this YouTube user comment: “This is what happens when you get too high” but anyways. Pitbull premiered last night (Oct. 21) a very cute music video for his song "Celebrate" where he hangs out with four adorable computer-animated penguins. They are the "Penguins of…

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New Music: Bastille - "Torn Apart" [Full Audio / Review]

Wow. Now hold on for a second while I pick my jaw from the floor...OK, done. This brand new Bastille track "Torn Apart" is just one of the most amazing music gems I've heard thus far this year. Produced by Grades, this piece of rock-electronic flawlessness is the lead single from the English…

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New Music: Sia - "You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile"

Sia will be contributing to the soundtrack of the 2014 film remake of “Annie” with 3 songs and one of them is "You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile”. This is a classic “Annie” song but apparently since this will be a "remake" Sia's been given the green light to "play" a bit with the song, in…

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Preview: Taylor Swift - "Style" [30 Second Snippet]

Taylor Swift and Target just premiered a super cute and red-ish commercial for "1989". As you must very already know, if you purchase the deluxe version pf Taylor's new album (out next week) at Target you will be getting a series of exclusive bonus tracks and (and some exclusive “voice memos”…

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New Music: Meek Mill (feat. Lil Boosie) - 'F*ck U Mean'

Cell bars won't stop Meek Mill from releasing music. The Philly rapper premieres a new banger tonight titled 'F*ck U Mean' featuring New Orleans' own Lil Boosie. The upbeat track will presumably land on Meek's forthcoming sophomore LP 'Dreams Worth More Than Money'. Before the debut of 'F*ck U…

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T.I. - 'Paperwork' [Album Stream]

Atlanta veteran T.I. has teamed up with Spotify to give fans a full stream of his ninth studio album 'Paperwork'. The anticipated LP was released in stores today on October 21st via Grand Hustle Records and Columbia Records. 'Paperwork' is executive-produced by the one and only Pharrell Williams…

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Gwen Stefani - "Baby Don't Lie" [Music Video]

Can this woman age already!? Gwen Stefani just premiered (Tuesday, October 21) the full music video of "Baby Don't Lie" on YouTube. The synth-driven pop song is the first single from the No Doubt leader's forthcoming third solo album out “in the next few months” via Interscope Records. The single…

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Tulisa Drops Flawless Kiesza-esque Single "Living Without You": Listen

“I know I've made mistakes”. Yes you have Tulisa, but we forgive you if that has inspired you to recorded better music. The British singer premiered yesterday (Oct. 20) her new single "Living Without You" via an audio video uploaded on YouTube. The “deep-house” song is the confirmed lead single…

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Ricky Martin - "Adios" [Music Video]

The vide is out! Puerto Rican star Ricky Martin just premiered on VEVO the official music video for his new song "Adios" ("Goodbye" in Spanish). "Adios" - whose production is like a combination of "gypsy music" and "Latin music" - serves as the latest single from Ricky's yet-untitled forthcoming…

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OneRepublic Cover George Ezra's "Budapest" on BBC "Live Lounge"

OneRepublic made their second “Live Lounge” appearance in less than a year at midday today (Tuesday, Oct. 20th)! Ryan Tedder and Co. stopped by the Fearne Cotton-hosted BBC Radio 1 show last December (only 10 months ago) and they are already back! Back then they were in the UK to promote “Counting…

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Preview: 5 Seconds of Summer - "Just Saying" [15 Second Snippet]

5 Seconds of Summer's "Good Girls" EP comes out on iTunes USA next month (on November 17th to be precise) and it’s going to include a brand new song as a sort of b-side. “Just Saying” is the name of it and the Australian band just unveiled this Tuesday morning (Oct. 20) a 15-second snippet of it…

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New Music: Danity Kane - "All In A Day's Work" [Full Studio Version!]

YES! One of the most-anticipated tracks from Danity Kane’s upcoming final album “DK3” has just been made available on iTunes. "All In A Day’s Work” is the last "iTunes Countdown Single" from "DK3" as the album hits stores next week - Tuesday, October 27. The HOT urban-rock number was the first new…

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Wrong? Keyshia Cole's Son Daniel Gibson Jr Appears In "Remember (Part 2)" Music Video: Watch

And the visual album continues…! Keyshia Cole unleashed this Tuesday morning (Oct. 21) the official music video for her song “Remember (Part 2)” - off her latest studio album "Point of No Return" which entered the Billboard Top 200 at #9 last week. The heart-breaking R&B ballad hears Keyshia…

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The HeavyTrackerz Drop Video For Feel-Good Debut Single "Old Habits"

Introducing The HeavyTrackerz! This production trio got their breakthrough in the UK music scene earlier this year with the Top 20 hit “German Whip” by grime rapper Meridian Dan. Following a few other production works for other artists this summer, The HeavyTrackerz are now stepping into the…

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iLoveMakonnen (feat. Drake) - 'Tuesday' (Remix) [Music Video]

Rising Atlanta artist iLoveMakonnen keeps the momentum of the popular remix to his single 'Tuesday' going strong by premiering the official music video. The Sonny Digital-produced track features a verse from Drake, who dropped the remix back in August and then went on to sign Makonnen to his OVO…

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New Music: Taylor Swift - "Welcome to New York" [Full Audio]

“Welcome to New York” is the opening track from Taylor Swift’s fifth studio album (and first full pop one) "1989", due in stores on October 27. The song is the second "countdown single" after last week's "Out of the Woods". The uplifting song is inspired by Taylor’s recent move from Los Angeles to…

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New Music: The Weeknd (feat. Ty Dolla Sign & Belly) - 'King Of The Fall' (Remix)

The Weeknd released two tracks during the Summer and now has delivered a remix for each in the Fall time. After dropping a reworked version of 'Often' with ScHoolboy Q and Rick Ross, the Toronto artist recruits Ty Dolla $ign and XO's Belly for the official 'King Of The Fall' remix. 'King Of The…

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New Music: The Chemical Brothers (feat. Miguel & Lorde) - "This Is Not A Game" [Full Audio]

Major hot new music alert! Zane Lowe just premiered tonight (Oct. 20th) on his BBC Radio 1 show a brand new The Chemicals Brothers track titled “This Is Not A Game”. The song is part of the soundtrack of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1” and it features Miguel and Lorde!!! Lorde, as you…

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Preview: Gwen Stefani - "Spark the Fire" [1 Minute Snippet]

Gwen Stefani dropped by Ryan Seacrest’s KIIS FM show this morning (Oct. 20th) to promote the release of her new single "Baby Don't Lie" and while chatting with the American Idol host about her upcoming third solo album; Gwen spoke of her studio time with hit-maker Pharrell Williams. The two…

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Exclusive Lyric Premiere: Ryan Cabrera - "House On Fire"

Ryan Cabrera is to release on October 22nd (this Wednesday!!) a new single called "House on Fire" on iTunes. Co-written by Mr. Cabrera, Shelly Peiken and Justin Gray, the up-lifting folk/pop song is the first official offering from the “On the Way Down” star’s forthcoming comeback album (fourth of…

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Nicole Scherzinger - "Big Fat Lie" [Album Lyrics]

“Big Fat Lie” is the second solo album of Nicole Scherzinger (former Pussyscat Dolls star) and the first that will be released in the U.S “Big Fat Lie” is released today (Oct. 20) in the United Kingdom (RCA) and it will be out in the United States of America in the first quarter of 2015 via Epic…

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Preview: Taylor Swift - "Welcome to New York" [30 Second Snippet]

Taylor Swift just uploaded a preview of a new song titled "Welcome to New York" on her personal YouTube page this Monday morning (Oct. 20). The uplifting pop record will appear on Taylor's upcoming fifth album "1989" and will be released on iTunes at midnight today. It will serve as the second…

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Taylor Swift & Olly Murs Perform on "X Factor Australia" Season 6 Finale

Season 6 of “The X Factor Australia” ended today (Oct. 20) and Taylor Swift and Olly Murs were two of the guest performers on the grand finale. Tay-Tay shook it off on stage while Olly dressed to impress. The country singer-turned-pop-singer performed on the Season 6 finale of “X Factor Australia"…

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