News archive - 2014, week 49

Most Popular Songs of 2014 (Overview)

It's December again, which means Directlyrics is looking back at the most popular songs of 2014. Our list is based on the number of page views for each song. This year's #1 is no surprise to us. With over 10x the number of views compared to the #2, Taylor Swift is back at the top, dominating the…

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Random: Kelly Clarkson Performs Live Concert at 2014 "Miss Vietnam" Pageant

How random was this? Kelly Clarkson was the musical entertainer at the 2014 edition of "Miss Vietnam" on Saturday night (Dec. 6). She performed three of her biggest hits live from the Vinpearl Phu Quoc Resort on the southern island of Phu Quoc (no idea where this is but I bet it’s an awesome place…

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Nicki Minaj Performs 3 "Pinkprint" Songs on SNL: Watch Full Set

Nicki's third album “The PinkPrint” is just two weeks away from arriving in stores and the female rapper knows the promotion has got to begin NOW – in order to get the best first-week sales possible. For this reason, Iggy Azalea’s nemesis was the musical guest on the December 6th episode of…

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J. Cole, Chris Brown, Trey Songz & Big Sean Perform at Power 106's 2014 "Cali Christmas": Watch Full Sets

Power 106 hosted its annual “Cali Christmas” concert on Friday, December 5th at the Forum in Inglewood, California. Urban stars such as J. Cole, Trey Songz, Chris Brown or Big Sean hit the stage at this year’s edition. Watch using the embedded players below the full sets by the aforementioned…

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Sam Smith Covers "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" and Releases A Tender Music Video!

The guys at Capitol Records are such fools for not making Sam Smith release a Christmas album this season. It would have sold like hotcakes! Instead the critically-acclaimed British singer-songwriter (who will undoubtedly sweep at the Grammys next year) is offering fans one Christmas song and one…

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Christina Perri & Ed Sheeran FINALLY Perform "Be My Forever" Together In Concert: Watch

Finally! Can you believe that never since Christina Perri released her latest album “Head or Heart” in April this year she’s performed the song “Be My Forever” with Ed Sheeran live? The acoustic love number is one of my favourites on Ms. Perri's sophomore studio album and I don’t know why in hell…

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J. Cole - 'Intro' [Music Video]

Among participating in the peaceful protests and marches ongoing in New York City, J. Cole has found time to shoot a music video for the intro track on his new album '2014 Forest Hills Drive'. The track is the shortest one on the album, spanning just over two minutes in length, and sets the tone…

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Grammy Award Nominations 2015: The Full List

On February 8th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles , the Recording Academy will be awarding and acknowledging artists who have come up big in 2014 with the 57th annual Grammy Awards. Today (Dec. 5th) we receive the nominations for each of the 83 Grammy Awards to be presented. The nominations for…

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New Music: John Legend (ft. Common) - "Glory" [From "Selma" Soundtrack]

Talk about perfect timing. John Legend and Common team up for “Glory”. The inspiring ballad is part of the soundtrack of the Ava DuVernay-directed film "Selma" (based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by James Bevel, Hosea Williams, and Martin Luther King, Jr) which will…

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Ella Henderson - "Yours" [Music Video Premiere!]

Ella Henderson looks top-model beautiful in the black and white music video for "Yours". The emotional ballad is the third single from the British singer-songwriter's debut album "Chapter One" – already certified Gold in the UK. I don’t know why some people are upset that “Yours” was picked as the…

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David Guetta & Sam Martin Perform "Dangerous" For The First Time on "GMA": Watch

So here it is; the first live performance of "Dangerous". David Guetta released last week his new album "Listen" but it wasn't until this week that he delivered the first televised performance of the lead single, the Sam Martin-assisted “Dangerous”. The dark EDM-funktronica song is just amazing…

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mariah carey 2014 Christmas in Rockefeller Center

Video: Mariah Carey Struggles, Lady Gaga Shines at NBC's “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” Concert

Jazz duo Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett and pop diva Mariah Carey performed on NBC's 82nd annual tree lightning special “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” on Wednesday night (Dec. 3) in NYC. Both performances were LIVE although Mariah’s was supposed to be pre-taped. Mariah’s pre-taping was scheduled to…

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Alicia Keys Drops New Song "We Gotta Pray": Listen

First she asked us to be “here” and now Alicia Keys wants us to “pray”. The R&B singer is making sure she stays relevant while she's officially "out-of-service" from the music industry due to her second pregnancy (her second child is due in late December but don't expect AK to be releasing a new…

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J. Cole - '2014 Forest Hills Drive' [Album Lyrics]

On December 9th, J. Cole will be releasing his third studio LP '2014 Forest Hills Drive' via Dreamville and Roc Nation Records. The album is titled after the address to Cole's childhood home in North Carolina and was announced on short notice as it was only three weeks ago we pleasantly found out…

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J. Cole Disses Iggy Azalea On New Track ‘Fire Squad’: Listen

J. Cole’s recently announced third studio album ‘2014 Forest Hills Drive’ has been made available on the internet courtesy of an early leak. On the anticipated project, Cole has a new track titled ‘Fire Squad’ that is sure to draw extra attention with the mention of a one Iggy Azalea in the third…

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Fifth Harmony - "All I Want for Christmas Is You" [Music Video Premiere!]

Fifth Harmony gather around a Christmas tree at a mega-decorated, warm-looking house and open up their presents in the official music video for “All I Want for Christmas Is You”. The pop girl band has made a cover of the Mariah Carey holiday classic to include it on Epic Record's "I’ll Be Home for…

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Stream 2 New Lana del Rey Songs: "Big Eyes" & "I Can Fly" [Full]

The two songs that talented Lana del Rey wrote and recorded for the soundtrack of the Tim Burton movie “Big Eyes” have surfaced online in their entirety this Tuesday AM (Dec. 3). If I were Lana, I’d release these two on iTunes ASAP! They are: “Big Eyes” and “I Can Fly”. The former is the official…

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Becky G - "Can't Stop Dancing" [Music Video Premiere!]

Where did she shoot this? By the architecture I’m thinking Mexico? Becky G just unveiled this Wednesday morning (Dec. 3) the official music video for "Can't Stop Dancing" – which is the newest single from the Californian singer-rapper’s forthcoming full-length debut album due in stores in the…

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Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett Interview + "Cheek to Cheek" Performance on "Colbert Report": Watch

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett appeared on Comedy Central’s "The Colbert Report" live on Tuesday night (Dec. 2). It seems Interscope and Columbia are thinking that “Cheek to Cheek” will see a re-surge in sales this Christmas season as they’ve sent their artists back into “united” promotion mode. Sat…

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New Music: Nicki Minaj - 'All Things Go' [Full Audio]

The good news is Nicki Minaj's long awaited 'The Pinkprint' LP is now available for pre-order on iTunes. The better news is that with the pre-order we receive the intro track. Titled 'All Things Go', the record spans just under five minutes in length and is produced by Boi-1da and Vinylz . "As…

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Charli XCX - "Breaking Up" [Music Video Premiere!]

A Christmas gift for Charli XCX? Not an iPhone! She likes to destroy them really bad with a hammer! Well, only if you’re her boyfriend and you mistreat her. Charli XCX has just unveiled via YouTube the official video for “Breaking Up” and it’s bad ass!! Ahhhh! It IS her new single! I’m so happily…

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Jessie Ware Gets Inside A PhotoBooth In "You & I (Forever)" Music Video: Watch

A smart-looking Jessie Ware sits steady inside a photobooth in the music video for “You & I (Forever)”. The Miguel co-written indie-pop record serves as the official third single from the British singer’s sophomore album “Tough Love”. On the track Jessie said: “You & I forever was a song I wrote…

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Gwen Stefani - "Spark The Fire" [Music Video Premiere!]

Now this is a video that you need to watch in HD. Gwen Stefani premiered last night (Dec. 1) the official music video for “Spark the Fire”, the newest single off the pop star’s third studio album allegedly still scheduled for release this month! (Say what?). December 1 better be re-named “Spark…

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New Music: Ed Sheeran - "Make It Rain" [Full Studio Version / From "Sons of Anarchy"]

We watched Ed Sheeran perform this new song "Make It Rain" live during his 2014 summer world tour but we didn’t know where it actually came from as the emotional acoustic ballad was nowhere insight the tracklisting of Ed’s sophomore album “X”. “Was it a leftover from the album?” was probably the…

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Preview: Lana Del Rey - "Big Eyes" [1 Minute Snippet!]

This sounds VERY promising! Check out a 60 second preview of Lana del Rey's new song "Big Eyes". The intense piano ballad is theme song and part of the soundtrack of the new Tim Burton movie also called “Big Eyes”. The biopic film “focusing on American artist Margaret Keane, whose work was…

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Trey Songz (feat. Nicki Minaj) - "Touchin, Lovin" [Music Video Premiere!]

Would you choose the red or the blue pill? Trey Songz' "Touchin, Lovin" music video is a matter of making the right choice. The Jason Zada-directed interactive visual was premiered via a special website on Monday (Dec. 1) afternoon. "Touchin, Lovin", featuring Nicki Minaj, is the latest single…

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Tinashe, Chris Brown & Missy Elliott Perform at 2014 Soul Train Awards: Watch

BET finally aired the 2014 Soul Train Awards on Sunday (Nov. 30th) night during a two-hour special. This awards ceremony was pre-taped in early November at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The most interesting performers at this year's edition were: Chris Brown, Tinashe and Missy Elliott.…

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