News archive - 2014, week 50

DirectLyrics Interviews Bobby Bazini: On Bringing His Amazing Folk-Soul Music to the U.S, Justin Bieber & Top 5 Songs!

There are still a few artists left in the industry who don’t like to get easy popularity by recording catchy yet soulless records about sex, booze, drugs or twerking but create quality music, tell honest and relatable stories through their songs and evoke positive feelings from their listeners.…

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Nicki Minaj - "The Pinkprint" [Complete Album Lyrics]

Nicki Minaj’s third studio album is “The Pinkprint”. The set will be released on December 15th, 2014 via Young Money, Cash Money and Republic Records. Depending on where you buy Onika’s new LP you’ll get different exclusive deluxe tracks. For instance, if you get "The Pinprint" at Target stores…

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One Direction, Sam Smith & Demi Lovato Perform at 2014 "X Factor UK" Finale (Videos)

Season 11 of "The X Factor UK” ended on Sunday night (Dec. 14) and Ben Haenow was crowned winner. Fleur East was robbed...but whatever. There were a few guest performers included in the line-up of the grand finale episode with the aim of easing the general anxiety of learning the victor's name.…

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Nicole Scherzinger Turns The Heat Up With "Bang" Music Video: Watch

As she would say; this is “SHAMAZING!”. Nicole Scherzinger premiered overnight the official video for "Bang". This is not a cover of the Cher/Nancy Sinatra classic but a song that actually belongs to Nicole. Co-produced by Tricky Stewart and The Dream, “Bang” is a sexy R&B-esque record found on…

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New Music: French Montana (feat. Jeremih) - 'Bad B*tch'

French Montana starts up the week with the release of a new single titled 'Bad Bitch' featuring Chicago singer Jeremih . The track spans just over four minutes in length and hears the duo go back and forth over a club-friendly beat. A new collaboration between French Montana and Jeremih is no…

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New Music: Kid Ink - 'Cool Back'

Delays will not be an issue for Kid Ink's sophomore album 'Full Speed'. After announcing the release date of February 3rd last week, he now has put up the album for pre-order on iTunes and released a new leak titled 'Cool Back'. The track is solely Kid Ink himself and is a bit more laid back than…

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It Happened: Selena Gomez Signs With Interscope Records!

Congrats are in order for Selena Gomez! She’s finally out of Disney/Hollywood Records. The pop star posted a photo on Instagram on Saturday night (Dec. 13) showing her at a restaurant signing her new contract with Interscope. Such a relaxed place to sign the contract that will define your career…

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Miley Cyrus Releases Studio Version of "Look What They’ve Done to My Song" Cover: Listen!

Two years ago Miley Cyrus performed a live cover of Melanie Safka’s 1971 single “Look What They’ve Done to My Song” during her Backyard Sessions and now she’s released a high-definition studio version! For what you ask? It’s Ms. Bangerz’ contribution to the soundtrack of comedy feature film “Free…

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Charli XCX Does "SNL": Watch Her "Sucker" Performances!

Being honest? I don’t think Charli XCX has made enough merits to have been the musical guest on a "Saturday Night Live" episode. I don’t know if the NBC show has some sort filter to know what artists are best suited and worthy to perform live or if it's just all about the money. In Charli XCX's…

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New Music: OB O'Brien (feat. Drake & P Reign) - 'Schemin' Up'

A unreleased Rich Homie Quan track titled 'Tell Me Why' featuring Drake leaked on the Internet earlier in the week and tonight (Dec. 13th) the OVO camp have decided to liberate a whole new version without Quan re-titled 'Schemin Up'. Drake is now joined by fellow Canadian artists and OVO members…

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Ariana Grande - "Santa Tell Me" [Music Video Premiere!]

The video for “Santa Tell Me” is out and it’s a little low budget but cute. Co-directed by Alfredo Flores and Jones Crow, Ariana Grande will bring four (dancer) friends to her bed at her LA mansion to funnily lip-dub to the one-off Christmassy single she’s released this year wearing ridiculous…

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Imagine Dragons - "Bet My Life" [Music Video Premiere!]

Sail for your life, little one! Check out the official music video for Imagine Dragons' amazing tune "Bet My Life". The folk/rock number is the lead single from the band's forthcoming yet-untitled sophomore album which will see the light of day in February next year. "Coming Home" creator Alex Da…

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Jhené Aiko - "Wading" [Music Video Premiere!]

Jhené, is that really you? You won't believe how hot and sexy Ms. Aiko looks in her music video for "Wading". The emotional track comes from the Californian singer's debut album "Souled Out" and it apparently is the new official single off it because a music video confirms that status, right? The…

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Sam Smith Hangs With A Lot of Men In "Like I Can" Music Video

Will this be the last single from “In the Lonely Hour”? Nah, can’t be. Sam Smith’s debut album is of such great quality he could release all of the songs as singles. The British singer-songwriter has chosen “Like I Can” to serve as his fifth single and he dropped the official visuals for the…

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Rihanna Is A Fierce Orchestra Conductor at Diamond Ball (Video)

The first Diamond Ball, a black-tie fundraiser benefiting The Clara Lionel Foundation, was held at The Vineyard, a private 157-acre enclave located in Beverly Hills, on Thursday, December 11th and all flashes went off for pop star Rihanna. Named in honor of her grandparents, Clara and Lionel…

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Nicki Minaj - "Only" [Music Video Premiere!]

On the same day her new album “The Pinkprint” comes out in various European countries and Australia (Friday, Dec. 12), Nicki Minaj premieres the official music video for “Only”. The Dr. Luke-produced hip-hop record featuring Lil’ Wayne, Drake and Chris Brown is the third single from Ms. Minaj’s…

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2014 BBC Music Awards - The Performances (Videos)

The inaugural BBC Music Awards, hosted by Chris Evans and Fearne Cotton, were held at the Earl's Court Exhibition Centre in London, England on Thursday night (Dec. 11). Performers at this much-anticipated event were: One Direction, Ella Henderson, Labrinth, Ellie Goulding, Calvin Harris, Ed…

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Hilarious: Katy Perry Attacked by Lollipop In Tour Concert (Must-Watch!)

“I never knew I’d go by a lollipop”, uttered Katy Perry, collapsed on the floor, after being brutally attacked by a fan. She was walking the long runaway of her stage at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia on December 7th - doing a new show of the Oceania leg of the “Prism” Tour – when out…

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New Music: Rich Homie Quan & Drake - 'Tell Me Why'

Rich Homie Quan spoke of recording music with Drake during the Summer and today we finally get to hear what came of it. Titled 'Tell Me Why', the record will be featured on the upcoming 'Rich Gang 2' compilation album. 'Tell Me Why' spans just under three minutes in length. Drake gets the track…

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New Music: Nicki Minaj (feat. Ariana Grande) - 'Get On Your Knees' / (feat. Beyoncé) - 'Feeling Myself'

As Nicki Minaj's third solo LP 'The Pinkprint' became available for purchase on iTunes for New Zealand natives this morning, to no surprise a leak of the album spread on the internet shortly after. On the anticipated project, Nicki has a new collaboration with pop star Ariana Grande titled 'Get On…

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New Music: Coldplay - "Miracles" [Full Audio / From "Unbroken" Soundtrack]

About time this premiered! “Unbroken”, Angelina Jolie’s new movie as director, will open in theatres on December 25th and one of the confirmed songs from the soundtrack was Coldplay’s “Miracles”. This was announced a long time ago so every day that it passed and the release date of the movie got…

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J. Cole Delivers Emotional "Be Free" Performance on "Letterman" (Video)

Germany-born rapper J. Cole dropped by "The Late Show with David Letterman" on its December 10th episode to be the musical guest. However, he did not perform a song from his just-released third album “2014 Forest Hills Drive” but "Be Free”, an emotional rap track that he released last August as a…

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Olly Murs & Demi Lovato - "Up" [Music Video Premiere!]

Olly Murs hammers down the wall that’s separating him from his on-screen love Demi Lovato in the music video for "Up". The uplifting pop ballad is the official second single from the British singer’s latest album “Never Been Better” (already Gold in the UK). "Up" is so beautiful and both Demi and…

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Tamar Braxton Slays With "Silent Night" Acoustic Performance on "The Real"

Amazing! Tamar Braxton is giving her #Tamartians an early Christmas present. She unexpectedly performed an incredible acoustic rendition of "Silent Night" (found on her "Winter Loversland" album) on today's episode of "The Real" (she’s a co-host here if you didn't know). A man playing the guitar…

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Little Mix Get Turnt Up and Shoot Beyoncé "7/11" Video Parody: Watch It!

Hilarious! King B aka. Beyoncé released her viral "7/11” video just two weeks ago and everybody is loving it already and uploading parodies on YouTube. The latest? Two very famous fans; Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwal of Little Mix! The girls – Perrie and Jesy were unfortunately nowhere in…

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Latin Heartthrob Prince Royce Gets Shirtless In "Stuck On A Feeling" Music Video / Coming For His First English Hit!

Prince Royce takes it back to 2001 with his new English-language single “Stuck on a Feeling”. The 25-year-old Latin heartthrob (born in NYC to Dominican parents) is ready to conquer the English market in the USA. Prince already feels like he needs new challenges. In the Spanish/Latin market he’s…

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Lorde Shares Lengthy Snippet of Unreleased Song "Lost Boys"

What a tease! Generous queen Lorde posted on her Tumblr this Wednesday morning (Dec. 10) a 40-second snippet of an unreleased song called "Lost Boys". She co-wrote this with help man Joel Little and it's a leftover from the "Pure Heroine" sessions. "Lost Boys" was written in A DAY and never had a…

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2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show - The Performances (Videos)

Pre-taped exactly one week ago in London, the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show aired on NBC last night, December 9th. Besides appreciating the new lingerie pieces for the upcoming season from the American fashion retailer, we could also enjoy live performances by the likes of Taylor Swift, Ed…

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Jessie J - "Masterpiece" [Music Video Premiere!]

And here’s the video for the single from “Sweet Talker”. Shot in Los Angeles, the official MV for “Masterpiece” shows a regular day of pop star Jessie J. She wakes up on her comfy bed at a suite room in a 5-star hotel, she gets picked up by a BMW vehicle and off she goes to a photoshoot where…

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New Music: Nicki Minaj (feat. Meek Mill) - 'Big Daddy' [CDQ]

Nicki Minaj called into Philadelphia radio station Power 99 moments ago to premiere a new track featuring MMG rapper Meek Mill titled 'Big Daddy'. The upbeat record is featured on her highly anticipated solo LP 'The Pinkprint' dropping next week and we managed to catch a radio rip of the…

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J. Cole - 'Apparently' [Music Video]

With his third solo LP '2014 Forest Hills Drive' arriving in stores today, J. Cole liberates the visual for track no. 12 'Apparently'. The self-produced record serves as the first single to be serviced to radio from the 13-track project. 'Apparently' is the second track to receive a visual…

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Hear Preview of Rihanna's New Song (And Single?) "Kiss It Better" Now!

That was fast. Last week a new Rihanna song titled “Kiss It Better” was registered on HFA (an official publishers' site). The information on the registry page confirmed that Natalia Kills, Rihanna, John Glass and Jeff Bhasker were the co-writers of the song and that John Glass produced it (he's…

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Inna Serves Cleopatra Realness In HOT "Diggy Down" Music Video!

Inna loves the way her boy moves and tells him she is “diggy diggy down” to do whatever he wants. Naughty much? The Romanian singer premiered on Tuesday (Dec. 9) the official music video for her new single "Diggy Down" - a sexy saxophone-tinged track that allegedly is part of Inna’s upcoming…

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Austin Mahone Talks Saying "I Love You" to Taylor Swift & Career Mistakes on "TODAY" Book Promo Interview

Austin Mahone has a book out. Did he write it? Probable not, but he has a book out. It’s called “Austin Mahone: Just How It Happened: My Official Story” and it went on sale today (Dec. 9) across all US book retailers. It’s also available online on Amazon where you can get it for just $11.79.…

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New Keri Hilson Song "Dinero" Previewed at Party (Listen) / Comeback Ready?

(Dinero! Dinero! Dinero!) Make it rain for Keri Hilson because she wants them dollar bills! It’s believed that the R&B singer has been hard at work on her third studio album for the last four years but we had yet to hear a snippet of a new song or something. It was getting to the point that either…

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New Music: Carrie Underwood - "Little Toy Guns" [Full Audio / Review]

Carrie Underwood is unable to record bad music. Just check out her latest new song “Little Toy Guns” if you don’t believe me. The country/rock number is one of the two brand new tracks that Ms. Underwood has included on her “Greatest Hits: Decade #1” album - which hits stores TODAY (Dec. 9). The…

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New Music: Rae Sremmurd (feat. Nicki Minaj & Young Thug) - 'Throw Sum Mo'

Riding the momentum of their 'No Flex Zone' single and the more newly released 'No Type', Mississippi duo Rae Sremmurd debut another new single this time titled 'Throw Sum Mo'. Produced by Soundz, the track features Young Money's Nicki Minaj and Atlanta artist Young Thug. 'Throw Sum Mo' is the…

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Trey Songz Releases Criminal Cover of "All I Want for Christmas Is You”: Dare To Hear It?

What did I just hear? R&B crooner Trey Songz has released a cover of Mariah Carey's holiday hit "All I Want for Christmas Is You” and it’s just plain awful. First; he isn’t respecting the original melody. Second; he just sounds awkward trying to do “pop” music. And third; it’s all a mess. Trey…

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Fifth Harmony Slay "Boss" on "X Factor UK": Must-Watch!

Has anyone seen my jaw? Fierce teen pop girl band Fifth Harmony delivered their first televised performance outside North America on Sunday night, December 7th. It occurred on “The X Factor UK” (ITV 1) and it was phenomenally amazing! You just watch it below and get SLAYED! They performed “Boss” –…

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