Mariah Carey has gone back to her roots for her new single “The Art of Letting Go” and has delivered a beautiful oulful ballad that is very reminiscent of her earlier work. I’m not sure how this song will do on the charts but I have feeling Mariah didn’t release this song looking for a huge radio hit. This sounds like something she just needed to get off her chest and put out into the universe. Take a listen to “The Art of Letting Go” and tell me if you’re feeling it…
Just when my Christina Aguilera stanning was slowly winding down to a halt… She had to go and record this new song titled “We Remain” which has reignited my obsession with original dirrry diva and her impeccable vocals! The beautiful mid-tempo ballad will serve as a track on the official soundtrack for the forthcoming movie The Hunger Games: Catching Fire! Sounds AMAZING!!!! Take a listen to the preview and tell me if “We Remain” has you catching fire!
Britney Spears is prepping her return to the scene and is gonna try to get you to werk it out with her new single “Work Bitch“! Miss Spears shared the following picture (posted above) from the set of the music video on her Instagram account today with the following message on her Facebook page…
Britney has been heavily criticized in her more recent efforts for not quite serving the choreography the way she use to so here’s hoping she shuts the nay sayers (including myself) down! lol I mean, with a feisty single title like “Work Bitch,” you better bring the moves to back it up! I will say this however, she looks amazing in the blurry as hell pic!! Are you guys ready for Britney to WERK YOU OUT?!
The Queen of Pop Madonna has solidified once again that she still to own the thrown by being named the highest earning celebrity of 2013 by Forbes Magazine. Between her MDNA album & tour, fragrances, Material Girl clothing line and other endeavors, Madge has raked in a whopping $125 million over the last year! Over the last year, I’ve seen quite a few Internet posting on blogs/Facebook/ect proclaiming that Madonna is “a has been,” “no longer relevant” “too old” and needs to “hang it up”… I guess success is the best way to silence to the haters.
Today camp Britney Spears has unleashed a countdown clock for Britney’s next project which is set to in 28 days from today, but they gave very little information as to what we’re counting down to exactly. The clock simply reads “Britney Spears” and “All Eyes On Me“. It’s too soon to speculate weather “All Eyes On Me” is working title for her new single or album, but many of her fans are dismissing the idea of it being a single title since she’s already sung those lyrics in her song “Circus“. (Not to mention the fact she also spoke the similar lyrics; “All Eyes On Us” on her Will.i.am collaboration “Scream & Shout”) Time will tell but the good news for all you Britney stans is that she’s right around the corner to snatch all your “roars” and “applause” for herself! And something tells me, she might just be able to do it!
Rumors have been circulating all week that former X Factor UK judge Kelly Rowland & Latina superstar Paulina Rubio would be replacing Britney Spears & LA Ried as the new mentors on the US version of X Factor and last night those rumors have been confirmed to be true! Check out the image above featuring the new mentors along with returning panel members Demi Levato and of course Simon Cowell.
I think it’s pretty obvious why they chose Kelly and Paulia to replace mega-star Britney & famous music mogul Reid… The producers are basically covering their basis across the music genre map to try to pull in fans of all walks of life. Demi will draw in the pop audience, Kelly the R&B/urban community and Paulia covers the latin-pop fanbase. Pretty smart actually!
This means that Simon Cowell will be the odd man out (literally) being the only male surrounded by a cast of fiery females! So how is Cowell taking to the idea of a “girl-power” panel? Apparently pretty good according this statement about his new cast-mates;
“It’s taken more than a decade but I’m delighted to finally be on a panel with three girls (I think!). Paulina and Kelly both have great taste and massive experience in the music industry and together with Demi, this is going to be a fun panel. It just feels like the time to do something different.”
I personally think this revised formula of mentors will end up being more beneficial for the struggling reality series in the long run than last-year’s disappointing cast which failed to produce substantial results in ratings. (No offense Britney) I’m interested enough to watch an episode or two. How about you guys? Will you be watching the X Factor panel reboot?!
Justin Bieber had a little “diva” moment last-night at the Billboard Music Awards after he was showered with cheers and boos while accepting a Mile-Stone awards that which was voted on by stans fans.
The 19 year old diva has been stirring up quite a bit of bad publicity in the past few months due to his douche-bag behavior around the globe. After last-night’s public blow to his ego, he tried his hardest to reassert himself after the booing by proclaiming to the crowd that “he thinks he’s doing a pretty good job” and that it’s about his “craft” and that he is not “a gimmick” and “should be taken seriously”… The lady doth protest too much, methinks.
He then goes on to thank Jesus Christ and busts into this insincere removal of his sunglasses and stares into the heavens as if his bro Jesus is staring back at him, winking and giving him a thumbs up! The whole cringe-worthy moment looks just as choreographed as his performance from earlier that night.
But it wasn’t only the crowd that wasn’t having it with Justin at the Billboards Awards yesterday. It looks as if his female peers (and ex-girlfriend) weren’t exactly falling all over the “Beauty & The Beat” singer either. Check out this moment of awesomeness that took place backstage…
Yup, that’s Justin going in for a kiss on the lips with ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez only to receive the infamous “I’m over you, here’s my cheek” head turn while Taylor Swift watches from the sidelines and sticks out her tongue in disgust at his failed attempt! (At least that’s what it looks like in my diabolical mind.) This is one of those times in life where I’m actually on team Taylor!
After all these years in the industry at the ripe young age of 54, the Queen of pop Madonna shows no sign of slowing down. Tonight she snagged 3 awards at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards and including “top touring artist,” “top dance artist,” and “top dance album (MDNA)”. And in true Madge fashion, the “Girl Gone Wild” trotted onto stage to accept her awards wearing only high-heels, a grader with and stay-up stockings, a fur trimmed jacket and a pair of sunglasses. (notice I didn’t mention any pants or skirt.) Oh Madonna… How I love thee! I’m really enjoying this new-found interest in taking big risks and being playful with her fashion/image lately… It’s very reminiscent of her younger years that at one point I thought was lost and gone!
Tonight the stars have come out in full force to attend and perform at the annual Billboard Music Awards. Here is a rundown of who is winning big at the big event and footage of some of tonights most talked about performances. (This page will be updated as the night goes on, so make sure you check back to see all the highlights/list of winners)
One of my all-time favorite pop-divas is celebrating a birthday! Janet Jackson turns 47 today and I want to wish her a very happy birthday here on the blog. I wish I had a more recent music video to post of the pop-icon but if rumors are true we may never get one again… Supposedly Janet has retired from the music industry after secretly marrying her billionare husband and converting to Muslim. I hope this isn’t completely true but to be honest, Janet’s music has been grossly under-appreciated by audiences ever since her infamous Super Bowl “nipple-gate” scandal with Justin Timberlake. Do we really blame her if she didn’t want to put herself out there anymore? Still, the selfish side of me wants to see/hear more of J.J. in the near future which I think will happen. I really can’t imagine “Mizz Jackson if you’re nasty” completely turning her back on music…
In honor of her birthday, here are a few of my favorite Janet Jackson moments. Feel free to post some of your own HERE…
Today the dance music world has lost a legend! Grammy award winning DJ/producer Peter Rauhofer lost his battle with brain cancer leaving behind a world of mourning fans. For avid fans such as myself, Peter will forever live on with the music legacy that he has left behind. His productions have been staples in my sets since I first started my career as a DJ and have inspired me through out that years to this very day. The long list of musical gems that he has left us with are an integral part of my musical DNA as they are for many other DJs across the globe. He was a one of a kind dance music legend that had his own distinct sound! With a heavy heart and tears in my eyes, I want to thank Peter (wherever you are now) for all of the essential contributions that you have brought to help shape the dance music world and I hope you are finally at peace… We love you Peter.
Will.i.am is set to release next single off of his still unreleased #willpower album but not without a heap of controversy of course! The new Chris Brown assisted track titled “Let’s Go” is said to have completely ripped off the Arty & Mat Zo EDM anthem “Rebound“. Will’s track is literally a note-for-note recreation of “Rebound” and according to Arty, Mat Zo as well as their label, the “Scream & Shout” crooner never cleared the use of their track. Here is a side by side so you can listen for yourselves…
In an even more unexpected turn of events, Mat Zo has since deleted his Twitter account shortly after this controversy erupted but not for the reason that you would think! Here is Mat’s statement as to what was behind his de-Tweeting!
So basically Mat deactivated his account because he was sick of seeing the racist rants of his disgruntled fans that were racially attacking Chris Brown and will.i.am. If you spend any time at all reading celebrities Twitter accounts or the comment sections of popular blogs, you probably know how rampant racism is on the Internet. I commend Mat for taking a stand against this kind of behavior and issuing a statement in opposition to his own fans. We need more people like him in the EDM community!
Check out the video premiere of Calvin Harris’ new single “I Need Your Love” featuring Ellie Goulding. Even though they aren’t in real life, Calvin & Ellie play a pretty convincing couple in the clip which follows them around on a trip to Miami and into the bedroom.
Check out this article I came across via the New York Post…
“Dick Clark Productions, the entertainment production company behind the American Music Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, and Golden Globes, is officially jumping on the EDM bandwagon. Since acquired last year by investment firm Guggenheim partners, DCP has seen its televised awards ceremonies hit record ratings. The production company is now looking to capitalize on the booming DJ/producer-led genre and keep the streak going. New York Post reports the DCP is currently shopping for a TV network to pick up the broadcast of their own EDM awards.
In a world of DVR and Pirate Bay, live programming, like awards shows and sporting events, have become more lucrative investments for advertisers, especially with their flourishing viewership. DCP’s CEO, Allen Shapiro claims, “[Advertisers] want to be associated with live events, with a young audience and that interests us as well.” With EDM quickly becoming the influential Generation Y’s zeitgeist, a DJ-centric awards show would be a big brand marketer’s dream. I wouldn’t get apprehensive just yet; DCP will need to get the right people involved to win the favor of a scrupulous dance music industry. That is to say, the awards ceremony would need to emphasize familiarity and awareness in favor of ignorance and mockery, or no one would show up. If DCP plays their hand right, an internationally televised EDM awards show would thrust our thriving culture further into the limelight – forcing mass media to take notice. I don’t know about you ‘EDM Bubble’ enthusiasts but this news gives credence to an industry that shows no signs of slowing down.”
An EDM awards show would be AMAZING! I would especially be interested to see what kind of performance productions we get for some of our favorite dance tracks! Would you tune in??
Just when you thought that Christina Aguilera completely gave up on her Lotus album, the platinum blonde diva has dropped a fun remix package for my favorite song on the album; “Let There Be Love“!! Not sure if this means that the song is getting an official release & music video, but it’s definitely a good sign!! As for the remix package… It’s pretty good! I still think the original is the best version of the song but there are a few reworks in here worth checking out!
Christina Aguilera – Let There Be Love (Jump Smokers Remix):
Christina Aguilera – Let There Be Love (It’s the DJ Kue Remix):
Christina Aguilera – Let There Be Love (Cutmore Remix):
Christina Aguilera – Let There Be Love (TV Noise Remix):
Christina Aguilera – Let There Be Love (Ark Angel Remix):