The Black Eyed Peas’s will.i.am collaborates with another pop idol for his next single. This time, he and Justin Bieber bring their musical powers together for “#thatPower” off of his upcoming album #willpower.
will.i.am always finds the most successful pop stars to collaborate with, and the songs always hit high on music charts. From Britney Spears to Fergie, to Nicki Minaj, and now Justin Beiber, Will.I.Am is a master at the successful collab.
Like all will.i.am songs, his new track is catchy, up beat, and sure to take over the club scene.
Will.i.Am’s #willpower is set to be released on April 9.
LISTEN TO THE SONG BELOW:
By Evan Ross
If you don’t have at least one memory from college that involves a keg/smoke machine/glitter/tight RiR-esque outfits or any combination of those things, your college experience doesn’t really count. (Aside: I guess if you got a degree then it does count, but you had a pretty lame overall experience in my opinion.) And while alcohol (or soda if you’re under 19! *Wink) is probably enough to keep parties going all night, they would be nothing without the music.
I heard Rihanna’s “We Found Love” every single time I went out last year and it was always “the best song everrrrr.” But after a while the same song gets tiring. So, young party goer, what music should you play while hosting your very own rager? Look no further than the list below. The songs appear in the order I think you should play them, meaning I’ve literally done all the work for you.
1. “The Motto” ft. Lil Wayne – Drake
Also known (by me) as “The YOLO Song,” this is one track that at least 75 percent of your guests will know the lyrics to, and nothing loosens people up like a profanity-laced sing-along. Also, it has a great beat that makes even the nerdiest of nerds feel cool (I speak from experience). On three now: YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE, THAT’S THE MOTTO N***A YOLO.
Best for: Grinding on some honeys and leaning in a way that suggests you have swag.
2. “When I Was A Youngster” – Rizzle Kicks
This song works as a party track on two levels. First, Rizzle Kicks sample The Clash’s “Revolution Rock,” which will appeal to all the pretentious music snobs at the party (read: people like me). Secondly, the song is dead catchy, and can get even the stiffest of party goers onto the dance floor. As an added bonus, the lyrics are witty and the chorus is ridiculously catchy. It’s super fun to try and singalong using Jordan and Harley’s London accents.
Best for: Dancing manically and pretending you can rap.
3. “Levels” (Skrillex remix) – Avicii
You know that Flo Rida song that you’ve been hearing ad nauseum all summer? Well this much better song is where it originates from. By the time you play this, the party should be in full swing and people will be ready for some hardcore dancing. If this song doesn’t make you want to dance for hours on end then you’re probably a robot. It’s also sure to be a crowd pleaser considering how popular both dubstep and Skrillex have become in the past year and a half.
Best for: Dancing with your hands in the air, dancing while drunk, pleasing techno music snobs.
4. “Handclaps & Guitars” – Chiddy Bang Read more…
The first album Wiz Khalifa ever bought with his own money was DMX’s single “Get At Me Dog,” which is pretty trippy considering the Pittsburgh rapper has since toured with X for Rock the Bells and his fiance Amber Rose has a soft spot for the guy.
Wiz was growing up in Pittsburgh and had to save up for the album, which included the clean, regular and instrumental versions as well as “Stop Being Greedy” on the B-side.
“I was doing chores at the time,” Wiz told ANDPOP. “I was in second or third grade probably and had $10. There was this place called Edgewood Towne Centre right up the street from where I lived on the East side of town so I had to walk all the way up the street, all the way up the hill. I got the the Towne Centre, looked at everything and for some reason DMX stood out so I was like ‘I’ll get that one,’ and I loved it.”
Wiz also opened up about getting crazy sh*t stuck up his nose and first learning about doggy-style as a “crazy little man” for an episode of “Way Back When.” Naturally, this resulted in obligatory talk about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, because (duh) Wiz is OBSESSED with the art of ninjutsu.
Earlier this week, Cody has been teasing us all (yes I consider myself one of his angels) with a sneak preview to his new music video, “Wish U Were Here.” Warning ladies: his shirt DOES come off multiple times.
The video consists of every summer essential you could think of – stylish blazers, trendy sunglasses & tank tops, chillin’ poolside, a stadium full of fans, a guitar (duh) and a bunch of fireworks. We also get to see Cody in his zone, rocking the stage with rapper Becky G. The two of them together on this track = the perfect jam sesh, trust me.
You can find WUWH off Cody’s new EP, Preview To Paradise, but we are totally stoked for his full debut album Paradise coming later this fall. You can catch him on tour with Big Time Rush running until September 21, but that’s not all. Cody will also be joining Justin Bieber’s Believe Tour in Los Angeles later this year. Things are only getting bigger for this dreamy Aussie!
Now I don’t mean to brag, but we were lucky enough to be the first people that Cody played “Wish U Were Here” acoustically for. If you missed it, no worries because you can watch it here. He even answered some lucky fan questions about being Punk’d and his thoughts on releasing new music.
Adele has just splurged on a new £7 million home in Sussex, England – but Adele thinks the house is haunted. Adele apparently is afraid to walk around the property by her house.
Luckily, Adele won’t be alone. There are reports that the singer has hired a female driver as a live-in bodyguard – for £100,000 a year.
And because Adele is in a spending mood, she also hired another two security guards to patrol the property.
Santigold’s new video for “Disparate Youth” has her walking in floral 4-inch heels across a dream-like jungle paradise. She’s in search of a group of shamans living in the jungle brush.
The video, directed by Santi and Sam Fleischner, is visually stunning and matches the vibe of the song perfectly. It’s the second video off her upcoming sophmore album “Master of My Make Believe,” which should be out in spring.
I love the song and video — not to mention the weird, quirky outfits— what do you think of it?
The new video released by The Pretty Reckless is a lot softer than what we’ve seen in the past. Headed by Gossip Girl’s Taylor Momsen, the video for “You”features her in playing a guitar in an empty room wearing a lot less makeup than the gothic-inspired look we’re used to.
Overall it’s a lot more natural and down to earth. What do you think of it?
The Kooks released a new album called “Junk of the Heart,” and you would think Hugh and Luke would be very excited about it. Well, they seemed rather indifferent to be honest. We spoke about that and why they don’t care about critics.
When releasing new music today, half the battle is online promotion. However, contests, signed merch and giveaways aren’t always the best solutions. When working on their latest album, Hedley came up with a brilliant idea, they decided to make trailers. Not for their music but instead, as a tribute to their favourite movies. How does this work you ask? Well, we’re talking about it aren’t we?
2012 is going to be a big year for Lady Gaga. She explained in a recent interview that she is heading back on the road, and will also be releasing a new album (and kind of becoming a Mom).
Gaga told MTV, “I just want to keep going. I’m not as goal-obsessed as I am process-obsessed. I just want to keep writing music. I’m looking forward to putting out another album and going on tour.”
Gaga also talked about becoming a Mom one day.
“Someday, a long long day from now. Not soon. My next baby will be my new record.”
So in 2012, Gaga will become a Mom – a Mom to her new record.
“There’s definitely musical elements that we’ve talked about,” frontman Mark Foster told MTV News. “You know, really leaning on the percussive nature of what our live show has turned into this year, and bringing that more out into the second record — just kind of experimenting, doing some different, weird studio tricks; just having fun with it. But you never really know until you get under the hood, so we’ll see what happens when we start.”
Do you think rock n’ roll is dead? Well autotune Queen Ke$ha is determined to save rock n’ roll with her next album.
“I feel like I don’t necessarily agree, but people say that rock and roll is dead, and it is my mission and my goal to resurrect it in the form of my pop music,” Kesha told MTV News. “That’s the goal. We’ll see what happens. That’s a very ambitious and lofty goal, but that’s my goal.”
Ke$ha recently covered Bob Dylan, which might have influenced her thinking. “I’m really proud of that, but I have learned over the past three years of doing this that being vulnerable doesn’t mean you’re weak,” Ke$ha said of her debut. “I very much want to be seen as a strong woman, but I realize that vulnerability can also be a strength. So on my next record, you are going to hear probably a little more of that.”
So we will have to wait and see. Do you think Ke$ha can be taken seriously as a rock artist?
Buddies Jessica Jarrell and Cody Simpson have collaborated on a new track which they debuted on New Year’s Eve. The track is called “Make It Hot.”
“#MakeItHot. yeeeewwwww. so glad you guys are loving it,” Cody tweeted.
Jessica posted earlier on Twitter, “You guys are gonna LOVE this! I can’t wait!!!”
“Listen, enjoy it, buy it if you like it…and take care until next time.”
Aubrey “Drake” Graham tweeted late Sunday night in response to the leak of his upcoming album Take Care. At first listen, it craftily juggles between Drake’s duelling egos, Aubrey, the emotional slow jammer and Drizzy, the Weezy impersonator.
With unsurprising appearances from Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross and a handful by Papa Weezy himself, there is one lush and tender ode to the hometown with R&B up-and-comer, The Weeknd. Inspired by his appearance at Drake’s Molson Amplitheatre show in August, the legendary Stevie Wonder-ful makes a cameo on the confessional “Doin’ It Wrong”. He arguably shows impeccable taste for a sophomore effort, while maintaining the frequent Toronto shout-outs and references.
Is it disappointing that we live in a time where nobody can keep things left under-wraps and that old release day anticipation is non-existent? Or is it a gift in itself? Either way, there’s a plentiful of career-shifting products through Take Care’s tracklist:
1. Over My Dead Body
2. Shot For Me
4. Crew Love (Ft. The Weeknd)
5. Take Care (Ft. Rihanna)
6. Marvin’s Room
7. Under Ground Kings
8. We’ll Be Fine
9. Make Me Proud (Ft. Nicki Minaj)
10. Lord Knows (Ft. Rick Ross)
12. Doing It Wrong (Ft. Stevie Wonder)
13. The Real Her (Ft. Andre 3000 & Lil Wayne)
14. Look What You’ve Done
15. HYFR (Ft. Lil Wayne)
17. The Ride
Remember this: free music is to promote, not replace. Go support art. The physical copy is planned to drop next Tuesday November 15th.
HINT: To download the album now, check this out.
Katy must be going trough Rihanna’s Idea Book because from what we can see in the trailer for The One That Got Away, it looks a lot like Rihanna’s We Found Love.
The music video appears to tell the story of a troubled relationship with a voiceover that fails at being poetic and instead ends up being corny. Isn’t Katy Perry happily married? Why is she sad, lonely and sulking in expensive dresses in all her music videos (see: Thinking of You).
This is Katy’s sixth single off her album Teenage Dream to get a music video. Her last video, T.G.I.F., was an original, quirky video and it was great to see the singer acting and looking silly while having fun. I have a feeling The One That Got Away is the complete opposite.
Watch the music video trailer below.
Taylor Swift is teasing the world that she has some surprise projects stored up for 2012, but she isn’t going into any real detail.
She told MTV News she’s working on “some surprise projects that may or may not happen, and possibly some acting.”
“I’ve just been so excited about what’s gonna happen in the next year,” she said. “I’m also really excited about [the next album]. I’ve been writing all the time. I’ve been writing so much for the new record. I can’t believe I’m saying that already: It comes out in a year, but I’m already excited about it.”
What do you think her 2012 plans are going to be? Is it acting?
Not only is Lights one of the most charming artists we’ve ever interviewed, she’s also very thoughtful. In this instalment of Small Talk Lights shows off her nurturing side and talks a little about her own parents. Although, this isn’t really an interview. In reality, It’s more of a fragmented attempt at a cohesive conversation (we wanted to use big words to make up for it).
Britney Spears is searching for a homeless man who wants Britney’s new album. Britney came across a picture of the man holding a sign saying he needs cash to buy her latest CD.
“Need to get new Britney Spears CD. Anything will help. God bless”.
Now Spears has posted the picture of the man on micro-blogging site Twitter and asked fans to try and locate the man, reports contactmusic.
“If anyone can find this gentleman I’ve got a package with my entire catalog (sic) with his name on it… -Britney, ” the 29-year-old posted.
Britney – are you serious? The homeless guy is obviously trying to be funny. Besides, what is he going to play your music on? We don’t think he owns a stereo or an iPod.
After a much anticipated wait for her first album in five years, JoJo talks about moving to Los Angeles, her new album Jumping Trains (2011) and making music as a 20 year old woman.