Looks like Cody Simpson fans won’t have to wait too much longer to hear new music from the Australian cutie as he’s set to release his latest CD Surfers Paradise July 16.
Following his 2012 debut of Paradise, Surfers Paradise will show fans a more personal side of Australian born pop star. The album, in fact, is named after the country’s Gold Coast region, where Cody is from.
“I think this album really represents that piece of me, my lifestyle, and where I come from,” he said in a statement. “When making my first album Paradise it was sort of a journey to find myself as a young adult & artist. With Surfers Paradise the entire process felt more natural and comfortable, like being back home. I wanted to share that feeling with my fans.”
The album will feature his first single “Pretty Brown Eyes” as well as his recent single “Awake All Night.” Aside from the album release, Cody also has his summer Paradise tour which starts May 30 as well as the upcoming release of his very first book Welcome to My Paradise: My Journey out October 24.
CHECK OUT THE VIDEO FOR “AWAKE ALL NIGHT” BY CODY SIMPSON BELOW:
Victoria Abraham defines one up and coming artist each week so you can impress your friends with your musical brilliance. This week, she tackles This Century, a pop rock band from Phoenix, Arizona.
There are three main reasons why you should give a listen to This Century: 1. They make immensely catchy music and they seem to like love. 2. They hail from Phoenix, which is also where excellent band The Maine is from, so they are bound to have some of that good music mojo. 3. They’ve just dropped a new album titled Biography of Heartbreak and are spending the summer touring North America on the 8123 Tour.
Origins: Phoenix, Arizona
Band members: Joel Kanitz (Vocals), Sean Silverman (Guitar), Alex Silverman (Bass), Ryan Gose (Drums)
Known for: Creating catchy, dance-y party-starting anthems
Used in a sentence: Despite their depressing new album title, this quartet makes the kind of happy, upbeat, easy music that summer is all about.
File next to: The Maine, The Ready Set, Marianas Trench
Download now: “Slow Dance Night”
Five fun facts:
1. These guys formed the band when most of them were still in high school
2. Before deciding on This Century they were named Modern Poets and Evident Earth
3. They are extremely popular in the Philippines
After getting a little taste of what Beyoncé’s new music will sound like thanks to her many endorsements, her song “Grown Woman” has leaked and it is everything we’ve ever wanted from our real life Khaleesi and more.
We first heard a snippet of the song in her trippy Pepsi commercial where she has a dance battle with her former personas. We must wonder, though, if Beyoncé has been getting a little inspiration from her sister, Solange, as “Grown Woman” also features some similar sonic features. If so, can we please get a Beyoncé/Solange collab in the future? A Knowles family song would make my life. While their songs are incredibly lots of fun, unlike Solange’s lovely and incredibly under appreciated song “Losing You,” Beyoncé’s “Grown Women” feels bigger and more apt for her current stadium tour.
The song will probably be the first single off of Beyoncé’s currently untitled and date-less fifth album.
LISTEN TO “GROWN WOMAN” BY BEYONCÉ BELOW:
Carly Rae Jepsen premiered a new song titled “Take A Picture” during the first of American Idol’s two-part season finale, Wednesday night.
Jepsen got a little help from her fans when it came to writing the new track. As part of the Coca-Cola Perfect Harmony contest, her fans were able to vote on their favourite lyrics that would ultimately make it onto the final product. “It was great to ask fans and find the answer to ‘What do the listeners love’,” the 27-year-old told Teen Vogue. She added that even though she didn’t have any say in how the song turned out, it was a really cool process.
Fans of the singing reality show can watch American Idol crown their winner on tonight’s show.
Weeks after teasing fans on Twitter with cryptic messages, One Direction have announced their 2014′s Where We Are Tour at a press conference at Wembley Stadium Thursday. Talk about a packed schedule as One Direction are already incredibly busy with their current 2013 world tour!
Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Harry Styles are just as excited for their upcoming adventures as their loyal fans.
“We are ecstatic,” said Niall. “We have only been a band for three years and we’re already doing stadiums – including Wembley.”
Harry also chimed in and shared what fans can expect on the tour: “It’s important the fans and everyone who comes to see the show know it’s going to be much bigger and new songs. A completely different tour.” Bigger and different – well count me in!
They also took the opportunity to share some news on the new album, the one their pal, Ed Sheeran, said was already finished. Louis shared that the album would take the band in a, ahem, new direction (ZING!), “There will be a new album this year. It’s taken a slightly rockier tone.”
“We made it a lot more edgier,” added Liam.
The tour will take the boys all around the world, promising to hit up every country. It’s set to kick off in Latin America on April 25, 2014 and will continue on to Ireland and The U.K. Before you get your heads in tizzy, they have also promised a U.S. leg and I’m sure they wouldn’t forget about their Canadian fans. You can keep posted on all the upcoming dates HERE.
Well they weren’t kidding when they said they’d have a huge announcement. I don’t know about you but I need a lie down after all that.
The Backstreets Boys announced their anticipated 20th anniversary summer tour, In A World Like This, on Ryan Seacrest’s morning radio show Monday.
“Backstreet Boys are going on tour this summer,” says Nick Carter. “That’s right, baby! All five of us are back together. It’s our 20th anniversary tour. We’ve got a brand new album coming out.”
The Jersey Shore‘s DJ Pauly D and Jesse McCartney are scheduled to join Nick, Howie, A.J., Brian and Kevin on the road.
The boy band have been working hard on recording their new album, the first since Kevin rejoined the band last year.
“It doesn’t sound like The Call or it doesn’t sound like the Millennium album,” Kevin told MTV News. “But it’s fresh; it’s new. We are trying to find where we are now sonically, and we are experimenting. It’s really exciting.”
The tour kicks off in Chicago on Aug. 2nd and ends in San Francisco Sept. 8.
Listen to the Backstreet Boys Announce Their Summer Tour Below:
In A World Like This Tour Dates Below:
Yesterday, we posted Avril Lavigne’s new music video for “Here’s to Never Growing Up,” where, incidentally, she appears to be incapable of aging. Lavigne still looks and dresses the same as she did when she first broke out in 2003—just a little blonder.
Mariah Carey also happens to be another celebrity who looks like she can’t age in her just released music video for “#Beautiful” featuring Miguel. Carey, who has primed herself up for a comeback, looks, dresses and acts like she did a decade ago as she tried to Glitter her way into our hearts. No really. Skimpy outfits, lots of body grazing dance moves that scream “LOOK HOW HOT I STILL AM” and all.
It’s not that we don’t love Mariah — we do. We’re just still amazed she can pull stuff like this off when she’s 43-years-old. Kudos, Mariah, for finding the fountain of youth. It’s nice that you shared it with Charlize Theron who also looks like a total badass (okay, she’s only 37 but did you not see her at the Oscars rocking that Pixie cut?!).
By the way, can we get rid of the hashtag song name craze? It got old and tired after will.i.am started to abuse it with his latest offering. Just sayin’.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Big Time Rush fans hold on to your hats because their new album 24/Seven is dropping on June 11! Fans can pre-order the album now and they’ll have the choice between the regular 10 track album or the deluxe version which offers 5 bonus songs. With most of the songs on the album written by the guys themselves, this album will surely show the growth and more personal side of Kendall, James, Carlos and Logan.
The album release also comes at the heels of the announcement of their “Summer Break” tour which kicks off on June 21. Vitoria Justice is scheduled to open for Big Time Rush.
And if that’s not enough BTR news for you, the fourth season of their hit Nickelodeon show Big Time Rush premieres Thursday, May 2nd. 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 Capital Cities, an electro pop band from Los Angeles, California.
Capital Cities is the awesome result of two talented singers and multi-instrumentalists finding each other through Craigslist and realizing that they can make something great. Fortunately for all of us, their realization was an accurate one, which means more fun to dance to songs in our futures, and countless opportunities to marvel at Sebu’s ferociously badasss beard. Their debut album, In a Tidal Wave of Mystery is due to be released on June 11, 2013.
Origins: Los Angeles, California
Band members: Ryan Merchant (frontman), Sebu Simonian (frontman), Nick Merwin (guitarist), Manny Quintero (bassist), Spencer Ludwig (trumpeter), Channing Holmes (drummer)
Known for: Capital Cities is known for expertly crafted melodies and Ryan and Sebu’s voices singing in unison
Used in a sentence: Capital Cities make the perfect music to dance to, whether you’re at the beach, at a bar, or whipping up dinner in your kitchen
File next to: The Mirrors, Goldfrapp
Download now: “Safe and Sound”
Five fun facts:
1. Ryan and Sebu met on Craigslist
2. They have performed with Chromeo, LP, Asher Roth, Jane’s Addiction and Theophilus London
3. Ryan is originally from San Francisco and Sebu was born in Syria
From fashion to music, the 90s is making a huge comeback. The decade’s third most popular boy band 98 Degrees (after Backstreet Boys and N*Sync, duh) have returned with their new club-ish track, “Girls Night Out.”
Funnily enough, the song is like my favourite go-to wine, also called “Girls Night Out.” It’s a favourite because this bad boy is $6.75 a bottle and contains more sugar than actual alcohol, which is also how I would also describe 98 Degrees’ new song. By that I mean it’s more style over substance though the alcohol is more than welcomed (if not necessary) when listening to “Girls Night Out.”
Okay, it’s not that bad. I just wanted a chance to allude to “Girls Night Out,” the drink. “Girls Night Out” the song is upbeat and catchy. But let’s all remember that the men of 98 Degrees are all quickly approaching their 40s, are married, and three of the four members are fathers themselves. Needless to say, their musical desires to hold every single woman in their arms is less than authentic. Basically, they’re trying to do what The Wanted are doing right now and it’s kind of freaking me out.
Alas, don’t let my bias cloud up your judgement. Take a listen below and tell me I’m wrong.
LISTEN BELOW: “GIRLS NIGHT OUT” WITH 98 DEGREES
If my parents let me, I would’ve put pink highlights in my hair after watching my first P!nk video. At a time when there was Britney Spears and people trying to be Britney Spears, P!nk brought (and still brings) a welcome rock bite to bubblegum pop. The “Just Give Me A Reason” singer always had a wild streak, and we’ve got the old school pics and clips to show it.
She knew she’d be famous
Alecia Beth Moore was born on September 8, 1979 outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. According to her dad, she loved singing around the house non-stop. He told Biography that when he’d ask her to be quiet, she said “Dad, I’m practicing. I’m gonna be a star some day!”
She was always tough
Don’t let that innocent smile fool you — by the time P!nk was 13 in 1992, she already started sneaking into clubs, had her first tattoo and her signature tongue piercing! Thanks to her military vet dad, she also knew how to break wrists if she had to.
She got her first gig by herself
When P!nk started writing songs at 14, she knew that wowing the crowd had to come next. She boldly made her own spotlight by walking up to the DJ at Philly’s Club Fever and asking him if she could belt between his set breaks. She blew everyone’s minds (duh) and got a regular gig on Friday nights.
She was in an R&B trio
TWFanmily can rejoice because a new The Wanted song is on the way! The band have just released a preview of the single, “Walks Like Rihanna.” Nathan Sykes‘ unplanned hiatus from the band may have thrown fans off guard but this pop number should hold them over until he makes a full recovery.
What do you think so far?
Demi Lovato has become a huge inspiration for young girls, and her new album, DEMI, is chock full of songs that many girls can relate to.
Her latest hit, “Heart Attack” is all about being afraid of falling in love but having the courage to open yourself up to a new relationship. In this behind the scenes footage, Demi shares what the video means to her and exactly what all that black paint symbolizes.
Australian cutie Cody Simpson is out with his latest video for “Pretty Brown Eyes,” that will surely have brown eyed fangirls everywhere swooning and drowning in all the feels.
Showing off more than his vocal abilities and dance moves, the video shows Cody basically hanging by the pool either shirtless or in a tank top, and there ain’t nothing wrong with that. Enjoy.