It’s a new day for Miley Cyrus, and that means the erstwhile Disney princess has gone full-blown provocateur with the video for her (intensely amazing) new single “We Can’t Stop” — and I don’t mean “Can’t Be Tamed”-style caged-bird provocateur, but more like, I dunno. Weird? Dark? Sexy? Arty? Ballsy? Disturbing? Dope? Probably pretty polarizing? It’s a lot of things.
The Diane Martel-directed clip has a sort of unsettling, voyeuristic sexualized grossness to it — there’s a lot of gyrating and thrusting and some twerking (as well as the word “TWERK” spelled out in alphabet soup), and weird food things and body things. It’s like a party at Terry Richardson‘s house as filmed by David Fincher that you’re watching after drinking an entire bottle of Robitussin. More »
Pitbull is known for boastful, high-energy dance tracks that are inescapable at any club, but the rapper slows things down with his new single “Driving Around” — which we’re stoked to premiere! The tune still has that pulsating electronic bass line that he’s known for, but it is surprisingly mellow — thanks to Vein‘s dreamy vocals. The song also features David Rush, and both artists have been featured on Pitbull’s prior albums.
“Driving Around” is the first single from the forthcoming album Mr. 305 featuring Pitbull and Friends: International Takeover, which will be released on July 9. Pitbull, along with producer Jim Jonsin, enlisted a bunch of their music friends for the new record, including Trina, Baby Bash and more. Head below to hear the lead single and to check out the album’s tracklist. More »
With her new album Talk A Good Game finally in stores, Kelly Rowland is stepping up her promo game. The singer stopped by Good Morning America today (June 19) to perform “Street Life” with Pusha T. Dressed in an all-black leather, belly-baring outfit, the singer showed off her swagged-out dance moves.
But the appearance didn’t end there! Rowland also gave a little taste of her upcoming “Dirty Laundry” video, which looks fittingly emotional given the song’s subject matter. Catch the performance up top and check out the “Dirty Laundry” teaser after the jump.
Hey! Looking for news about Beyonce‘s new album? Hoping to, say, buy a new single on iTunes, or watch a music video that isn’t a commercial for a multi-billion dollar global conglomerate? Sorry! Not going to happen. Instead, I’ve got singer/songwriter/hat enthusiast Ne-Yo on the record saying a string of positively framed but ultimately terrible things about Bey’s next era. Onward!
Billboard caught up with the “Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)” crooner at an event for Unilever’s Fruttare ice cream bars (because #2013) yesterday, where he talked about his work on the project which is still, um, in process: ”I’m still putting stuff together for Beyonce’s album,” he said. “They’re still trying to figure out what they want that to be, which I’m not mad at. Beyonce’s the kind of artist where you’re not gonna see it till it’s right. And her fans — they love her so they’ll be patient.” More »
Twitter legend and occasional recording artist Cher performed her new-except-it-already-leaked-like-a-year-ago-but-who-cares-it’s-Cher single “Woman’s World” on The Voice last night, but wait! There’s more! She also gave all kinds of details to Billboard about the sound of her upcoming LP Closer To The Truth, sort of — at the very least, she revealed that “Woman’s World,” penned with and produced by Paul Oakenfold, was the starting point for the new record.
“Then Pink gave me a beautiful song,” she said. “Then Mark [Taylor], the man who produced the Believe album, came up with four great songs. There was a beautiful country song and a song a friend of mine and I wrote for Interview with a Vampire that got turned down. It’s very eclectic, you know. The songs are good songs that just happen to be together.” More »
Let’s all help Kelly Clarkson usher in a new era: An era of change; an era of happiness; an era of wedded bliss and hoedown throwdowns and country stylings. Yes, Kelly Clarkson is getting married, which is kind of significant, and she’s also a country girl at heart, which is kind of significant, and those two threads come together on her new single “Tie It Up,” which is — surprise — a country song about getting married.
A twangy “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll”-style guitar loop kicks open the song, as Clarkson tells the tale of spotting her groom across the room before launching into a triumphant chorus: “Let’s set the date / Let’s hire the band / Let’s cut the cake / Tie up the cans,” she roars. It may not be a mainstream radio smash, but it sounds like the kind of thing that’ll go over pretty well in the heartland (probably better than, say, “Hole”) and even if it feels a little bit hamfisted, you just can’t not love Kelly Clarkson. Is there anyone who doesn’t love Kelly Clarkson? Is that even possible? I hope not. More »