News archive - 2015, week 6

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Directlyrics Interviews Asher Monroe: Talks "On My Way" EPs, Running Own Label & Working with Chris Brown and Ryan Tedder

Asher Monroe is a multi-talent force. He’s a singer, dancer, actor and entrepreneur. Born in Arlington, Virginia in 1988, Asher is slowly but surely making a name in the US. He started out in a boyband in the mid-2000s, then appeared on a whole bunch of TV shows, including Nickelodeon’s “Zoey…

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Watch: The Grammys 2015 - The Performances

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards were held on Sunday night (Feb. 8th) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. British singer-songwriter Sam Smith came out the victor with a total of four awards followed by Beyoncé who won three times, making her the second-most honored woman in the awards' history…

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Watch: Rihanna, Kanye West, & Paul McCartney Perform 'FourFiveSeconds' at 2015 Grammys

Rihanna , Kanye West , and The Beatles legend Paul McCartney came together on stage at the 2015 Grammys earlier tonight for a performance of 'FourFiveSeconds'. The recently released single is slated to appear on both Kanye and Rihanna's forthcoming solo efforts. The performance of…

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The Grammys 2015: Complete Winners List

It’s that time of year again for artists in the music industry to be rewarded for their accomplishments in the past year. Hosted by LL Cool J, the 57th annual Grammy Awards go live at 8PM EST on CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. As always, various awards are handed out before the…

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Demi Lovato: "New Album Will Be My Best And Most Authentic & I WILL Get A Grammy Nomination!"

Amid rumors she may be saying Holywood Records (Disney) goodbye to say Island Records hello, pop star Demi Lovato made a series of powerful tweets on the eve of the 57th Annual Grammy Awards – we must recall the “Heart Attack” singer is yet to win a Grammy or be even nominated for one, about the…

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Tinashe - "Aquarius" [Music Video Premiere!]

Where did the money for budgets go? It seems clear RCA Records won’t be releasing a new single from Tinashe’s super-underrated debut album “Aquarius”. The album failed to impress money-wise during its first week of sales last week – debuted at no. 17 (!!!) with only 18k copies sold – and the…

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Cody Simpson Performs New Single "Flower" In Acoustic on GMA [Video]

Definitely loving this new acoustic, Jack Johnson-y sound of Cody Simpson. Thank God his “poppy” days are over because I just couldn’t tolerate any of his previous songs. The Australian singer-songwriter is an independent artist now, will release in the summertime his first album without Atlantic…

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New Music: Chris Brown & Tyga (feat. ScHoolboy Q) - 'B*tches N Marijuana'

We saw the music video to 'Ayo' earlier in the week and now another new track from Chris Brown and Tyga's much anticipated and long awaited 'Fan of A Fan' album has made its way on the Internet. Titled 'B*tches N Marijuana', the tune features TDE artist ScHoolboy Q and an upbeat instrumental…

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Watch: Madonna - "Living For Love" [Music Video Premiere!]

Go Snapchat! Having Madonna’s new music video in exclusive for 24 hours? This is a major coup! The picture messaging app world premiered in the afternoon of February 5th the music video for “Living for Love”, the lead single from Madonna’s thirteenth studio album “Rebel Heart” due in stores on…

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Listen To Beyonce's "Crazy In Love" & "Haunted" Remixes Off "Fifty Shades of Grey" Soundtrack In FULL!

Oh my Jesus Christ! They are here and our bodies ain’t ready! The new “Crazy in Love” and “Haunted” remixes that are featured on the “Fifty Shades of Grey” soundtrack have hit the Internet and they’re available to stream in their full and HQ versions. Beyoncé was approached last year to contribute…

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Kelly Clarkson - "Heartbeat Song" [Music Video Premiere!]

Kelly Clarkson doesn’t have her slim figure back yet so I guess that’s why the director of the “Heartbeat Song” music video opted to develop a treatment where the music star had to appear not very much. “Heartbeat Song” is the lead single from Kelly’s upcoming seventh studio album “Piece by Piece”…

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Full Version of The Weeknd's "Where You Belong" Surfaces And It's 5 Minutes of Amazingness!

The Weeknd needs to return with his ex ASAP otherwise he’ll go clinically insane. I mean, from what he sings in his new song “Where You Belong” it is already starting (“I see your face every time I'm with somebody else”). The sultry alternative R&B track is the Canadian singer’s contribution to…

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Sam Smith - "Lay Me Down" [Music Video Premiere!]

Sam Smith raises his voice in favor of worldwide recognition of gay marriage in the newly-premiered music video for “Lay Me Down”. The soulful song has been picked as the new US single from “In the Lonely Hour”, it was sent to radios this week and now before working week is over Sam drops the full…

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Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Hudson Slay "Trouble" on "The Tonight Show": Watch

Undoubtedly for many “the best song” on Iggy Azalea’s “Reclassified” album, the Jennifer Hudson-assisted “Trouble” has been chosen as the new US single from the Australian rapper and things are so advanced with this that a music video was shot last week and tonight (Feb. 4) both strong females…

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New Music: Cody Simpson - "Flower" [Full Audio / Review]

For an Australian boy who loves to surf and play the guitar, it’s just natural that he eventually chooses “breezy, Jack Johnson-esque acoustic beach pop” as his genre of choice for a music career, huh? Cody Simpson premiered online today (Feb. 4) – and will release on iTunes at midnight – a brand…

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Cowgirl Charli XCX Does "Doing It" & "Boom Clap" on "Jimmy Kimmel Live"

It looks like “Doing It” won’t be an exclusive single for the UK. Charli XCX performed her newest “Sucker” single on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Tuesday night (Feb. 3). The British singer-songwriter wore an animal-print cowgirl outfit (hat included) to do the Ariel Rechtshaid and Jarrad Rogers…

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Cheryl - "Only Human" [Music Video Premiere!]

Cheryl Cole serves green-screen glamour in the official music video for “Only Human”, which premiered tonight (Feb. 3) on VEVO. The Matt Schwartz co-written and produced beautiful ballad – about accepting one’s human condition (in the sense we aren’t perfect) - has been described by many as “the…

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New Music: Skylar Grey - "I Know You" [Full / Review]

Wow. What a song! Skylar Grey’s “I Know You” just screams “major scene placement”. The heartfelt ballad is part of the “50 Shades of Grey” soundtrack and was released as an “iTunes countdown single” today (Feb. 3). And you know what? It only took a matter of hours for Skylar Grey’s “I Know You” to…

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Chris Brown & Tyga - "AYO" [Music Video Premiere!]

Chris Brown and Tyga live the good life and f*ck bad b*tches in the “AYO” music video which got premiered this morning (Feb. 3) on VEVO. The Nic Nac-produced rising ‘urban’ smash is the lead single from the RCA-signed R&B singer and the ‘independent’ rapper’s forthcoming joint album “Fan of a Fan:…

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Marina and the Diamonds - "I'm A Ruin" [Music Video Premiere!]

For being a “ruin” Ms. Marina Lambrini Diamandis (aka. Marina and the Diamonds) looks absolutely flawless in the brand new music video she premiered on YouTube today (Feb. 3). The new single from her upcoming album “Froot” (out in April) is the amazing, and fan-praised “I’m A Ruin”, written…

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Rihanna - "Four Five Seconds" [Music Video Premiere!]

Sometimes less is more and Rihanna knows it. The Barbados native premiered at 9am EST on Tuesday (Feb. 3) via VEVO the music video for “Four Five Seconds”, the lead single from her forthcoming eighth studio album, rumored to be called “R8”, dropping later this year. The acoustic-y song features…

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New Music: Madonna (feat. Nas) - 'Veni Vidi Vici'

With Madonna's thirteen studio album 'Rebel Heart' just a little over a month away from release, we get a listen to two more new records from the anticipated project. The first is her Hip-Hop crossover ' Veni Vidi Vici' collaboration with Nas and the second a tune entitled 'Iconic' featuring…

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Watch: Katy Perry, Ariana Grande, Drake, Iggy Azalea, & More Read Mean Tweets On Jimmy Kimmel

Tonight's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live featured a segment where musicians read off cruel and mean tweets posted about them. This is the second time Kimmel has aired such a segment and this go around he recruited a talented cast consisting of Josh Groban, Drake , Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, Jessie J ,…

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Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill Make Relationship Official Via Instagram PDA Pic

Rappers Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill have made their relationship official. Onika uploaded moments ago on Instagram (Feb. 2) a photo of her new boo giving her a big kiss on the cheek and holding her tight with his arms around her waist. Dinner dates, gift exchanges and strolls holding hands; these…

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Ariana Grande Performs "One Last Time" On Special "Jimmy Fallon" Post-Super Bowl Episode: Watch

“The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” had a special episode aired on Sunday (Feb. 1) after the Superbowl XLIX. In it, R&B/pop sensation Ariana Grande was the musical guest and she performed her next “My Everything” single, the David Guetta-produced “One Last Time”, for the first time on…

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