Rocker Avril Lavigne takes her fans to prom in the music video for her latest single, “Here’s to Never Growing Up.”
Lavigne told MTV that while she had her own initial concept for the music video,the directer came up with the concept of “prom.” Good choice, because the music video has a very fun, upbeat feel to it. Lavigne’s past music videos have been anything but that, but regardless the music video is entertaining. The song itself is the perfect radio jam, and the perfect song to belt out with your friends. [Ed.'s note: Is it just me or does it sound like "Complicated" but without the "punky" attitude? No, just me? Okay.]
There’s a lot of music videos out there that try to channel prom, but I think Lavigne did a pretty good job with it and, if I dare say it, better than most.
The single is seemingly a couple effort as her fiance and Nickelback lead singer Chad Kroeger helped write the song.
Cody Simpson fans are seeing double as the pop singer changes up his song, “Pretty Brown Eyes.”
Cody remixes his own song with a music production controller (MPC) and new elements here and there. He told Billboard he came up with the new spin while in the studio recording his next album. “I was working on a song and I got a bit of writer’s block,” he said. “I saw the MPC [music production controller] in the studio and commented about how not that many producers still use them.”
Make sure to check out the original “Pretty Brown Eyes” music video HERE.
Selena Gomez is shedding her Disney Channel look in her latest music video for “Come And Get It.”
After releasing some teasers, the video is finally out and is completely different from Selena’s older stuff. The video shows off Selena’s sultry side as she’s seen dancing by fire, swimming in the ocean and in the arms of a hunky guy. Hopefully Justin doesn’t get too jealous now that the two are back together. The video is amazing and fits the Bollywood-inspired sound of the song album perfectly.
Details of comedy music group The Lonely Island’s next album The Wack Album have finally surfaced and it’s starting to look like a who’s who of music. But first up is the music video for their next big hit, “Spring Break Anthem.”
Disguised within a new episode of Between Two Ferns, the boys of The Lonely Island (Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone and Andy Samberg) get a little help from the show’s host, Zach Galifianakis, and his guest, James Franco, with a surprise appearance from actor Ed Norton.
While I would’ve been absolutely content with Between Two Ferns as Galifianakis sends out zingers like, “I don’t consider what you did at the Oscars hosting the Oscars,” this is much better. The guys all end up marrying each other because that’s the logical thing to do right in the middle of spring break (got to get all the crazy out of your system before settling down, right?).
On the music side, super heavy weights Justin Timberlake, Solange, Lady Gaga, Pharrell Williams, Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong and T-Pain are set to appear on the upcoming The Wack Album. “YOLO” featuring Adam Levine and Kendrick Lamar (which previously premiered on Saturday Night Live) will also be included in their new effort. The Wack Album is set to drop June 11.
If you’re like me, chances are you’ve had The Wanted’s latest single “Walks Like Rihanna” stuck in your head since its release, and have been eagerly awaiting the music video as they’ve been teasing on Twitter. We don’t have to wait any longer because the video is here!
With a title like this, one would expect the guys to be galavanting down the streets of Los Angeles while being surrounded by beautiful women. Instead, the guy’s fall head over heels over one woman—their director! The guys decided to use the opportunity to mock or pay homage (I haven’t decided yet) to past boy bands by reenacting scenes from N’Sync’s “No Strings Attached,” The Backstreet Boys’ “I Want It That Way” and Take That’s “Back For Good.” I don’t know, I’m kind of getting a BSB “As Long As You Love Me” feel to the video too.
From the dance moves to the dramatic boyband poses, not gonna lie the video had me giggling ’til the end.
Jay, Max, Siva, Tom and Nathan also shared some behind the scenes footage on the U.K.’s Daybreak. Siva even confessed that he was supposed to be Kevin during their little homage to BSB.I’m going to assume Jay is Nick, Max is A.J, Tom is Brian and with Nathan’s hair slicked back, he’s clearly channeling Howie.
I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to hear the rest of this album.
WATCH THE BEHIND THE SCENES FOOTAGE BELOW:
Looks like fans just couldn’t wait to hear Demi Lovato’s latest album Demi. After taking to Twitter, Demi sent her fans to a website where they’re task was to work in unlocking her entire album to listen to now.
It all started when she sent out this tweet:
And with that, fans were sent into a frenzy tweeting out hashtags of different song titles to unlock its audio, and through the power of the “Lovatics” the entire album was ultimately unlocked. Demi later sent out this tweet to express her gratitude toward her fans.
Maybe noow that fans have gotten a taste of what the album has to offer through this advanced listen, they will be a little more patient for its original release date which is still May 14.
You can listen to the unlocked songs here.
Usually when I hear the words Celebrity Apprentice I can’t help but think of one word, “ugh.” But this past Sunday, they had a secret weapon to make the show a little more interesting. To help his team win the challenge, country artist, Trace Atkins, used his resources to enlist the help of country cutie Hunter Hayes to give a little acoustic performance to impress some suits. Hunter performed “Somebody’s Heartbreak” which got everyone up and dancing. Even Lil Jon is seen bobbing his head and enjoying the show.
Well, here’s some news that made it feel like it’s Christmas morning.
They may be on their Take Me Home world tour, but the boys of One Direction have also been working hard on their third album. They hope to have out by Christmas and it looks like they may just hit that goal.
In a recent interview with MTV, their ginger buddy, Ed Sheeran, let the cat out of the bag by claiming that the album is already finished! (Cue the squeals!) But if you were hoping for another Ed Sheeran/1D collaboration, you won’t find it on this next album. Deciding to keep his songs for himself this time around, Ed didn’t contribute anything.
“I haven’t done any songs on this one; I’ve actually kind of cut myself from giving any people songs at the moment, because I want to make my album,” he said. “Once my album’s done, then we’ll see. But their album is already finished.”
Ed has become One Direction’s biggest collaborator, having donated already three songs for their last couple of records, having written hits like “Moments” for Up All Night, “Over Again” and the swoon worthy “Little Things” for Take Me Home.
Ed or no Ed, this album is will be at the top of every Directioners’ Christmas list and have us dancing with joy. Yay!
Victoria Abraham defines one up and coming artist each week so you can impress your friends with your musical brilliance. This week, she tackles Austin Mahonie, a teen pop sensation from Texas.
Austin’s story is one we’ve all heard a 100 times by now. He started out making videos on YouTube, they went viral with more than 90 million views (which is amazing!), a record company noticed, (in this case Chase/Universal Republic), and now the 17 year old aspiring pop superstar is working on his debut album. It’s easy to file Austin away with the other Bieber wannabes crooning about love with dance moves to spare. But unlike the others, Austin’s voice has a husky, mature smoothness which means it doesn’t feel like you’re listening to a child. To hear the magic for yourself, watch for his upcoming debut album drop.
Origins: San Antonio, Texas
Full name: Austin Mahone
Known for: Mr. Mahone is known for his velvety smooth voice
Used in a sentence: It doesn’t take long to see why Austin was signed out of the many YouTube hopefuls
File next to: Justin Bieber, Ryan Beatty, Connor Maynard
Download now: “Say You’re Just a Friend”
Five fun facts:
1. Austin is one of the opening acts on Taylor Swift’s “Red” tour. Yup that’s right, he is touring with the endlessly heartbroken Taylor Swift.
2. He has more than 2.5 million followers on Twitter. That’s more followers than Ryan Gosling.
With all the stuff on their plate, you have to wonder if NeedToBreathe has had any time to, well, breathe. The rock band from the South are currently on their Drive All Night tour and are in the finishing stages of completing their fifth yet-to-be-titled studio album (due out in the fall). Before their Reckoning tour last year, NeedToBreathe were opening for Taylor Swift’s Speak Now tour. This time, though, all eyes are on them with Drew Holcomb and the Neighbours as their opening act.
NeedToBreathe’s lead singer Bear Rinehart chatted with ANDPOP over the phone about what it was like to open for Taylor Swift, what to expect on their new tour and new mystery album.
ANDPOP: You’re currently on your Drive All Night tour. What can your fans expect at your show, old material or some stuff from your new album?
BEAR RINEHART: It’s a good mix, we’re playing a few new songs, we’re playing some of our old stuff and trying to do it in a new way. We’re having a lot of fun. We’ve been out for a few weeks, and I think [we've had] some of the best shows we’ve ever played.
How’s playing your own music different from the last tour you did, which was opening up for Taylor Swift?
It was definitely different. We get to play more songs, do our own thing a little bit. It’s definitely more of a rock and roll show and we’re having fun with it. We try to change up every night, we like to play to the audience. It’s not as if I’m playing the same show every night, I guess. I feel like the crowd should influence the show and we try to let that happen.
So you’re fifth album is untitled. Do you have a title in mind, is it all a mystery?
Oh definitely, we are deciding on that right now. We are still working on the record to be honest, we’re about 3 quarters of the way through it.
How does it differ from your last four albums?
We went up to L.A. to make this record. It’s a very live sort of sound, we have 16 tracks on the whole thing. It’s the first time we ever did that – where we weren’t in a place trying to do a lot of other stuff. It was about doing what we can do in a room and living with it, it was about trying to get the magic to happen – not some sort of post production where there’s stacking on top of it.
The Reckoning, we are very proud of but we definitely stacked away and tried to make it as big of a sound as we possibly could. [The new album], in a way, is the opposite of that, very stripped down and raw.
What’s it like reflecting on the fact you’re going to have 5 albums worth of music and material out in the world? A lot of people struggle to get one or two good albums about.
Justin Timberlake is going on tour! The Mirror singer will kick off his 20/20 Experience World Tour (his first in six years) on October 31st in Montréal and will run through 2014. The tour will follow the heels of the international release of Timberlake’s follow up album on September 30th and which will feature 10 new songs. His tour will also bring him to Edmonton, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Pheonix, Atlanta, and more.
SEE THE FULL LIST FOR VENUES AND DATES FOR THE 20/20 EXPERIENCE TOUR BELOW
Austin Mahone jammed out during Taylor Swift’s concert in Detroit on Saturday. It was the 16-year-old’s first show on Swift’s Red tour. He tweeted about his first show, thanking Swift, the crowd, and get ready for Miami.
@martafdezlp Incredible!! the crowd was amazing! ????
— Austin Mahone (@AustinMahone) May 5, 2013
Leaving Detroit! Can’t wait to get back to Miami ?????????
— Austin Mahone (@AustinMahone) May 5, 2013
— Austin Mahone (@AustinMahone) May 5, 2013
So cute and humble. The only thing cuter is his instagram picture of him, Taylor, and Ed Sheeran, calling them “The A Team.”
Mahone will continue to open for Swift and Sheeran during the rest of the Red Tour.
Taylor Swift collaborates with Tim McGraw once again for McGraw’s single “Highway Don’t Care.” According to this video teaser, Swift will also appear in the music video. The single is your fun and catchy typical pop/country song and gets some additional support from Keith Urban (just in case Swift wasn’t enough).
The full music video premieres Tuesday.
WATCH THE TEASER FOR “HIGHWAY DON’T CARE” BY TIM MCGRAW FEAT. TAYLOR SWIFT AND KEITH URBAN:
The team at BadLipReading have done it again, and they definitely do not disappoint. There’s no denying that the Walking Dead is an amazing show, but I would pay to watch more episodes of this interpretation. Yes, killing zombies is serious business, but in this version there is a lot more hilarious antics (code for A LOT more farting + a heated search for a banjo), and I cannot get enough! This is my favourite bad lip reading yet. Seriously, are the writers of this show paying attention?? They could learn a thing or two.
Check out the video and get ready to laugh:
Need some superhero-sized motivation? Then look no further. Mike Helm’s newest remix takes clips from all three of the hugely successful Iron Man films to create a KILLER song that would be perfect for feeling unstoppable while running, boxing, lifting weights…any sort of intense physical activity (which for me these days is getting out of bed). No matter what you need to get pumped up for, this is definitely worth the listen.
Does anyone even know what a tapir is? Didn’t think so. And if something doesn’t change, nobody in the future will no either, because the cute-in-an-ugly-way species is on the verge of extinction. All the animals of the jungle had different suggestions for how Mrs. Tapir could change so people would like her better , but none of their suggestions went over too well. She felt fine just the way she was, and proved that her talents (which include water ballet and using an unmentionable body part as a fifth leg) were superior to those of her peers. It may not have been helpful in her current situation, but it made for a pretty funny story. Although the video is clearly a joke, the narrator – who has also done videos on snails and bats - chooses a pretty serious line that will probably resonate with anyone watching (not to mention Mrs. Tapir).
Watch the video and save the tapirs!! They’re TOO adorable to just fade away!!
It’s a departure from Disney, that’s for sure.
The former High School Musical starlet released the music video Friday for her Spring Breakers track “$$$ex” and I have no words. Let’s just say that if I tried to describe this video, you would think I was recounting a particularly vivid acid trip from a wild rave in the 90s. It’s something you have to see to believe. I understand growing up and wanting to separate yourself from the squeaky clean Disney image, but I think the multiple nude photo scandals and risqué role in the movie were enough for her.
Check out the video here:
Beyonce has banned outside photographers from her Mrs. Carter Show world tour and wants to give publications “pre-approved” images provided by her management. Like that’ll stop people from taking derby photographs of her performing. I think she’s forgetting she’s living in the era of social media, in which she has zero control over. Instagram was flooded with not-so-glamourous images from the tour. And after viewing some of them, we can see why she’s desperately wanting to control her image. Guess she’s just as insecure as the average folk. Poor Bey!
Remember when Justin Bieber first started off? He sounded like a little girl. Well, the female Justin Bieber sounds like a Beyonce and Christina on their best days…except she’s 12! Meet Heather Russell, a Toronto singer/songwriter who was signed to Simon Cowell’s (she must be good) record label back in 2011. Like the Biebs, Russell began posting videos on YouTube at a very young age – but with original songs. She may be a pint sized diva, but her talent is well beyond her years, both musically and lyrically.
Here’s some of her jaw-dropping work:
She’s nine-years-old in this video. NINE!
Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Tonight I’m Getting Over You” gets re-mixed with some help from Nicki Minaj. The dance worthy track is heavy on the bass and fun as Minaj delivers a badass verse.
LISTEN TO “TONIGHT I’M GETTING OVER YOU (REMIX)” BY CARLY RAE JEPSEN FEAT. NICKI MINAJ
Make sure to help Carly Rae Jepsen finish her American Idol song and win some great prizes for yourself! CLICK HERE to check it out!