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
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The New Directions pay tribute to Stevie Wonder while Rachel prepares for her Funny Girl callback.
Here’s what you missed on last night’s episode, “Wonder-ful”:
Aren’t They Wonder-ful?
Regionals are only one week away and that means the Glee Club needs some serious inspiration, and who better to turn to than Stevie Wonder? The kids covered his songs for their assignment this week, with Mike and Mercedes on hand to help. If these kids do what they are so clearly capable of doing, they’ll have regionals in the BAG.
The Bitch is Back
“The Bitch” being Cassandra July A.K.A. Kate Hudson as she appeared to want nothing more than to see Rachel fail at her Funny Girl callback. After scheduling her extremely hard ballet midterm the same day as her audition, she did a total 180 and brought the entire class to support Rachel. She said she saw something in her from the beginning and that’s why she’s been so hard on her – plus she only slept with Brody because of his abs. Either this woman has a major personality disorder, or she’s not such a bitch after all (my money’s on the first option).
Big City Fears
If there’s one mash-up you listen to today, this should probably be it.
Writing songs about heartache is something both Demi Lovato and Taylor Swift are known for. So when a mastermind of music technology joined the forces of these two powerhouses, one heck of an amazing track was born.
In this video, Demi Lovato’s “Heart Attack” and Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You were Trouble” get the mash-up treatment. The track is called “I Knew You Had a Heart Attack” and is all kinds of awesome.
It’s time to get pumped for this summer’s Mixtape Festival!
Donnie Wahlberg recently revealed to Ryan Seacrest on his radio show that amongst other huge names (and ANDPOP favourites), New Kids On The Block will return to Hershey, Pennsylvania to headlined the festival once again. ANDPOP favourites like Emblem3, Serena Ryder, TLC, and The Jonas Brothers are also scheduled to play at the festival.
Fun fact, this will be the the first TLC performance in North America in 10 years.It’s time to pray for “No Scrubs,” “Unpretty,” and “Waterfall” as their setlist. So obviously, we want to go to there.
Not only is the track insanely catchy, but the concept of the video is insane as well! A couple owns a cat hotel, and one of their “guests” inspires a great new idea: “Work it Kitty,” an aerobics video for cats. As you can imagine, the hilariousness only continues from there.
Crazy cat lovers, this one’s for you!!!
While most people have been focusing on what appears to be a Jelena reunion, Selena has been focusing heavily on promoting her new single “Come and Get It.”
Her latest performance was at last night’s Radio Disney Music Awards (where she won Best Female Artist), and it was good. Not great, but not terrible. Her dancing is as good as always, and while she doesn’t have to strongest vocals, her live performances are definitely improving. Let’s just hope her rekindled romance doesn’t distract her from all the hard work she’s clearly been doing.
Check out her performance here:
Performing a fab lip synch of Estelle and Janelle Monae’s song “Do My Thing”, this man brings out the sass in Sailor Moon costumes.
And the best part about it all? His outfits and hair are made of construction paper.
GIVE THIS MAN ALL THE AWARDS. He is my new hero.
The answer to “Are they back together, or not?!” can probably be answered in a new picture Justin Bieber shared on his Instagram page yesterday.
Featuring him without a shirt and being cuddled by his on/off girlfriend Selena Gomez, the picture was accompanied by a caption that said, ‘”You’ve been makin music for too long babe come cuddle” -her.’
Interestingly enough, the Biebs didn’t delete this photo like he initially did with the first picture he posted of the two together. But considering the intimate nature of the image, it’s safe to say these two are definitely BACK ON and want the world to know it!
While you won’t see Seth Rogen on tour any time soon, the comedian joined the Backstreet Boys on stage for a performance of ”Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)”.
This was all part of the second annual Hilarity for Charity bash, which supports and raises funds for the Alzheimer’s Association.
At the event, Rogen revealed that his director pal Judd Apatow had promised to match up to $15, 000 in donations from the evening.
In an email to Rogen, Apatow said, “If you don’t donate, I will keep my money and spend it on private jets and Botox for my children. (Daughter) Maude has a wrinkle between her eyes I would like to smooth out, and Iris has some crow’s feet that look terrible on 10 year olds.”
To which Rogen joked, “He’s had a lot to drink, so I hope this is legally binding.”
That being said, I think Rogen should reconsider adding something new to his already successful career as a comedian/actor. Just look at those moves! He belongs in the Backstreet Boys!
They’re international rock stars, their lead singer Thomas Mars is married to the director Sofia Coppola, and they speak the language of love — needless to say, French band Phoenix are already the epitome of cool.
With their album Bankrupt! in mind, ANDPOP’s Simon Mohos asks bass player Deck D’Arcy and guitarist Christian Mazzalai questions based on their new tracks. From singing in english to what they think should be never be faked, watch and learn from this episode of Small Talk as Phoenix discuss their ongoing quest of cool.
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?
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.
Lana Del Rey joins the likes of Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Florence and the Machine on the already legendary soundtrack for Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming flick, The Great Gatsby. Del Rey’s contribution, “Young and the Beautiful,” is one of the first to surface.
The song seems to be reflective of the movie’s themes, and as most Del Rey songs do, has a great unique sound.
The lyrics, “Will you still love me when I’m no longer young and beautiful / Will you still love me when I got nothing but my aching soul / I know you will, I know you will / I know that you will,” are reminiscent of Gatsby’s (Leonardo DiCaprio) relationship with Daisy Buchanan (Carrie Mulligan). Between this and Beyonce’s Back to Black cover, it seems like this soundtrack may just be the soundtrack of the year.
The soundtrack for The Great Gatsby will be released three days before the films release, on May 7. Del Rey’s track is already available on iTunes.
LISTEN TO “YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL” BY LANA DEL REY HERE:
But when the two artists decide to team up, I swear, magic HAPPENS.
Directed by Constellation Jones (who also directed Miguel’s video for ‘Adorn’), Miguel’s ‘How Many Drinks’ video features no complicated special effects, bad acting or any drama whatsoever. Rather, it’s just a simple video featuring a dimly-lit soundstage with Miguel wearing a stylish shirt with squares and Kendrick Lamar in a delightfully crazy black and white get-up.
The reason I love these two artists is because they keep it simple by letting the music do all the talking.
Get ready to dance the night away to Daft Punk’s funky new song “Get Lucky”.
Featuring the always talented Pharrell Williams, the song sounds like an old-school disco jam and sounds and awful lot like Canadian electrofunk band Chromeo.
‘Get Lucky’ is Daft Punk’s first single off their fourth album titled, “Random Access Memories”, due to come out on May 21. This will be their first studio album since “Human After All”, which was released in 2005.
However, if anyone has been keeping track, the french duo scored the”Tron: Legacy” soundtrack in 2010, which unfortunately seemed to be the best part of the film…
If you’re sick of the hardcore, in-your-face dubstep we hear in many of today’s Electronic Dance Music singles, then perhaps Daft Punk’s highly anticipated new single is worth a listen.
UGH. How much more adorable can this get?!
Doing a rendition of Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood’s “Summer Wine”, Lana Del Rey and her boyfriend Barrie-James O’Neill are so sweet together that I’m about to get a cavity.
Shot in a filter that looks like it belongs on Instagram, the two do very couple-y things together in the video such as frolicking on the beach and staring lovingly at each other.
They are the epitome of a couple match made in hipster heaven. And now I can’t stop squealing in delight.
Thanks to The Huffington Post, this supercut of politicians talking about rap music or what they call “suburban music”, might have you cringing for a very long time.
Highlights from the video include some politicians even going as far as reciting lyrics from “99 Problems” by Jay-Z and LL Cool J’s “Mama Said Knock You Out”.
I have no words. PLEASE JUST STOP.
By Kelly O’Brien
Finn starts college and Rachel auditions for Funny Girl as the New Directions try to recover from the shooting.
Here’s what you missed on last night’s episode, “Sweet Dreams”:
Post Traumatic Stress
Regionals are right around the corner, but the glee kids are still struggling in the aftermath of the shooting at McKinley. Sam invents a twin, Tina rocks the latest punk fashions, and Unique takes birth control pills. Glee club is usually a place where they can sort out their problems, but Will was fed up and snapped at the kids during rehearsals. It’s understandable that everyone was lost, but they needed their teacher to help get them through! Get it together, Will!
In the dictionary of Rachel Berry, the word “dream” has a picture of Fanny Bryce beside it, and she landed an audition for the part. She struggles at first with her song choice, but after some awesome advice from Finn and guidance from Shelby (she’s back as a “broadway daycare” teacher), Rachel nailed it with a rendition of the song that started it all: “Don’t Stop Believing.” Now if she would just get back together with Finn, then my dreams could come true too.
Marley’s New Material
A$AP Rocky is no doubt one of the best dressed guys in hip hop today. He’s not afraid to rock (or name drop) the likes of high fashion labels such as Balmain, Givenchy and some badass floral prints from Balenciaga. So take a page out of A$AP Rocky’s book and check out his fashion Do’s and Don’ts.