The Backstreet Boys have just dropped the title track for their eighth studio album In A World Like This!
The song was written and produced by Max Martin who also worked with the guys on past hits like “I Want it That Way,” “Everybody(Backstreet’s Back)” and “Quit Playing Games with My Heart” and the best part is we get to hear Kevin singing with the guys again. Yay! The new single comes at the heels of last month’s release, ”Permanent Stain.” They two songs both bring the classic Backstreet Boys sound fans all know and love.
In A World LIke This will help celebrate their 20th anniversary of being together and will be released July 30th.
Here’s the official tracklist:
1. In A World Like This
2. Permanent Stain
5. Show ‘Em (What You’re Made Of)
6. Make Believe
8. Trust Me
9. Love Somebody
10. One Phone Call
11. Feels Like Home
From the way he frantically gets the drink from the vending machine to his little squeaky voice, everything about this otter is cute! Dear internet, more otters please!
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Remember when you were younger and felt rebellious listening to “The Thong Song” and is still, to this day, a song you can jam to? Well it’s gets even better because UK Pop/R&B band Rixton released a new cover on their YouTube today of the song! I know right, totally unexpected!
For starters, they’re not your average “boy band.” You can see that from the intro of their video poking fun at a staged representation of themselves.
The guys have previously posted covers of Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble,” R Kelly’s “Ignition,” and my personal fave Neyo’s “Let Me Love You.” Also with the looks from this tweet a couple months back, there’s definitely some big things coming.
WATCH THE CLASSIEST COVER OF “THE THONG SONG” HERE:
And yes, in case you’re wondering where the heck Sisqo is, he’s still out there making music and doing his thang.
Austin Mahone gives his fans a sneak peek at his new music video for “What About Love.” The 16-year-old debuted the clip on iHeartRadio, and excitedly tweeted about the clip’s release:
— Austin Mahone (@AustinMahone) May 31, 2013
He has also been responding to fans via Twitter, thanking them for their kind words about the track. From what we can see from the clip, the track is upbeat with a dance-heavy music video. Who knew Mahone had moves? Better yet, who knew Mahone had biceps? Needless to say, the full music video can not come soon enough.
“What About Love” will be released digitally on June 10th.
When these two collaborate it’s pretty much guaranteed they’ll have you on your feet and On the Floor, their new hit Live It Up is no exception!!
Jennifer Lopez looks basically the same as she does in all her videos: impossibly bangin’ body, a behind that can only be described as a gift to mankind from the gods, and a better complexion than most twenty-year-olds I know. Pitbull makes a surprising, however brief, change to his usual appearance when he goes sunglass-free in the opening sequence, and I have to say, the eyes are a lot less creepy than I would have expected.
Needless to say, the video is exactly what you’d expect to see from these two. Hot girls, skimpy outfits, amazing dancing, and lots of shots of the beach. It may not be the most original and exciting video out there today, but it’s right on point with what fans of the two want. It’s like they say: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
Before there was Katy Perry and Justin Bieber, there was a pre-Nipple Gate Janet Jackson and Shaggy. Yes folks, we’ll be taking you back to the good ol’ days of 2001.
Warning: the music you are about to hear is not exactly my favourite nor is it possibly yours, but they were all the shit at one point of another. Let’s face it: we probably all own the CDs and the songs will probably be stuck in your head all week. SorryNotSorry.
“It Wasn’t Me” By Shaggy
Not only was this song impossible to get out of your head, it’s about cheating and trying to lie your way out of it! Not cool, Shaggy! It stayed at number 1 for two weeks.
“Ms. Jackson” by OutKast
Actually, this is one song from 2001 that should have a permanent place in your favourite iTunes playlist.
Butterfly by CrazyTown
This song was huge and I’m guilty I liked it. Listening to it now makes me hate it. Does that ever happen to you?
It may sound like an odd combination, but it works unbelievably well!
The pop princess joined the infamous rock band on stage during a recent performance in Las Vegas and she held her own! With all the wigs and over the top outfits, it’s easy to forget that Katy is a truly amazing vocalist, and her contribution to “Beast of Burden” made a great song even better. After watching this video, I know one thing for sure: you should never underestimate the girl with the whipped cream bra.
I bet she woke up happy in Vegas this time around!
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!
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.
it’s turning out that 2013 is indeed Beyoncé’s year. A Destiny’s Child reunion, then Super Bowl Half Time show, an HBO documentary, her own meme (courtesy of a bad PR move), a Vogue cover and now a high profile H&M campaign, these are all the reasons why we’re supposed to bow down to Beyoncé, right?
The above photo is just a small peek at the actual ads. The singer looks just as gorgeous as ever sprawled on a beach chair and dressed in very spring and summer appropriate looks which I’m sure the public will eat up once it gets a little warmer (kind of having a little bit of climate envy over here).
According to MTV Style, Beyoncé shot the campaign for the Swedish cheap and chic retailer in the Bahamas earlier this year. H&M will strategically release the full campaign as Queen Bey kicks off her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour on April 15th. The retailer will peg it all as “Beyoncé as Mrs. Carter in H&M.”
Who runs the world? Beyoncé.
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:
Although Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience isn’t available for purchase just yet, it was recently put up on iTunes on a stream…for free. The stream will stay up for a week.
It looks like Timberlake really wants to get us all really excited for the release of his first album in seven years.
After listening to the stream, I came to the conclusion that the album is everything I could have wanted and more. It’s a healthy balance of everything we love about JT (i.e. falsetto and sensual beats) and new styles we have not heard yet from Timberlake, like jazz (quick! Jazz hands!).
Timberlake has always been dapper, more so now as all his performances have been done in the obligatory suit and tie attire. This album is his white tie, top hat, and tails as it’s pop meets crooner, with a hint of R&B.
It really makes you respect Justin Timberlake and the amount of worth that went into creating his comeback. It’s very clear this album took a lot of time and planning as every track is perfect and lends itself perfectly to the next. Being able to hearing the album on stream gives you the full effect as opposed to hitting random on your illegal download.
I enjoyed each and every track as they’re all similar but different from the one before it.
“The 20/20 Experience” will be released March 19, and is available for pre-order.
Read our review of every track below:
Little Pusher Love Girl
Pusher love is the sexy song of this album with it’s smooth and sensual vibe. Just when you think you can’t love this song enough, Timberlake starts to rap — something I didn’t realize he could do. This song is just fun to listen to as it’s a mix of different sounds that just happens to work together.
Suit & Tie
We all know and love “Suit & Tie” already. It’s already a big chart topper and was the perfect single to release from this album. In a way “Suit & Tie” encompasses the whole feel of the album as it represents the album’s clean cut yet sexy sound.
Don’t Hold the Walls
Remember back in the days when Aaron Carter was the “Justin Bieber” of our generation? Fine, that might be pushing it a little bit but he was still a big enough star to get basketball star Shaquille O’Neal to star in his music video, “How I Beat Shaq.”
HERE’S THE VIDEO IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN IT:
That must’ve been embarrassing for Shaq on so many levels. Lucky for him, the 7 foot 1 former NBA player finally gets his revenge.
He might’ve been terrible at free throws (and he knows it), but the funniest guy ever to play in the NBA is no match for the minuscule AC. Just watch as Shaq just pushes Aaron around the court while he yells, “I am Kazaam!”
Yes, yes you are.
WATCH SHAQ GET HIS REVENGE HERE:
After mashing up Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble” with a goat and then an automatic towel dispensing machine, I thought we’ve seen the end of the TSwift mash up. But nooooo! We have not and thank god because the interwebs have graced us with a Nicholas Cage version! So. Much. Win.
Now I know why Taylor Swift has so many boyfriends: she pretty much works well with everyone! More “I Knew You Were Trouble” mash-ups please!
Ever have that really awkward experience when someone opens their mouth and they do not sound at all how you expected them too? Like when a big burly guy is unexpectedly high pitched, or a girl has an uncharacteristically nasally voice? Or how about those people who have accents who you don’t expect them too…or even weirder when someone you expect to have an accent doesnt have one? The cake topper is when someone has an unexpected accent…like when an asian has a Russian accent. True story, it’s happened to me. It’s nothing against the people, it just tends to really get people really surprised.
Here are five covers of people who at first glance seem a certain way, but when they open their mouth to sing you have to take a double take. Prepare to be shocked. I guess I should make some cliche about not judging a book by it’s cover…but lets be real. I will always go for the books with the most interesting covers.
The Soulful Ginger
The Dorky Rappers
The Balladic Punk Read more…
Taylor Swift — “I Knew You Were Trouble”
Taylor Swift experimented with dubstep in her new single “I Knew You Were Trouble,” reflecting a more mature sound. Red is one of the most eclectic and scattered albums of the year, combining elements of country, pop, dubstep and more mature ballads. Now I’m just crossing our fingers for an aesthetically grungy music video.
Miley Cyrus — “Decisions”
Miley Cyrus isn’t just experimenting with her style these days. Along with dying her hair platinum blonde and getting an undercut, she’s recording more modern sounding songs for her fourth studio album. Cyrus was featured in Bogore’s “Decisions” and while I wish she was more heavily featured (she’s in the chorus), I’m digging the dubstep vibe.
Alex Clare — “Too Close”
The best part about Alex Clare’s song “Too Close” is the combination of dubstep with his Adele-powerful vocals. The soulful track was produced by electronic ninja Diplo and you can practically feel it in your lungs.
Leona Lewis — “Glassheart” Read more…
Victoria Abraham defines one up and coming artist each week so you can impress your friends with your musical brilliance. This week, she tackles Tori Kelly, a YouTube pop sensation from California.
Like so many up and coming artists, Tori Kelly has taken advantage of the Internet to help pave her way to stardom. She has been posting covers on YouTube of all kinds of songs, from Rihanna’s “Only Girl (In the World)” to her latest, Michael Jackson’s “P.Y.T.” As a result, this future pop star has been getting noticed. Now, she is performing sold out shows and working with Scooter Braun, the man responsible for Justin Bieber’s pop stardom.
Origins: Lake Elsinore, California
Known for: Tori Kelly is known for her voice: she sounds like a more soulful Mariah Carey.
Used in a sentence: From American Idol to YouTube sensation, it shouldn’t be long before Tori Kelly is on everyone’s iPod.
File next to: Mariah Carey, Jill Scott
Download now: “All In My Head”
Five fun facts:
1. Her studio is in her bedroom.
2. Her favourite song to sing in the shower is “Love On Top” by Beyonce. Read more…
Sooo I kind of
secretly love this video. Before watching Cher Lloyd’s new music video for “Oath,” I couldn’t imagine having major feelings about the message of the song. Plus, I was originally put off by Lloyd casually hanging out on top of a flashy red convertible in her vintage bikini (dude, you’re 19).
But I soon fell in love.
The song is about the importance of friendship and sticking together FOREVER. You can cue the cheese all you want, but I’m pretty much inspired to strip down to my tasseled necklace-tank top thing (like the one she’s wearing) and slow-mo down the beach with my girls. It’s happening. Read more…
Name: The Fergies
Song: “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” by Taylor Swift
Why we’re obsessed: This acoustic version of T-Swift’s new single by The Fergies is catchy with a sweet tone at the bridge. Kahlia’s soft and high-pitched vocals add a certain flare to the hit and her brother Daniel lets her voice shining by playing a simple melody on the guitar. It’s a slightly more mellow attempt at calling out an ex.
The Fergies’ cover is one of the more unique covers I’ve seen. So far, it’s received over 37,000 views in just one week.
Background: The Fergies are a pop band composed of five siblings with the last name Ferguson from Brisbane, Australia. They’ve been uploading covers and originals to their YouTube page since 2010. While their videos and songs don’t always include every sibling, they seem to be really popular in their native country.
Watch their cover here:
Song: David Guetta’s “Titanium”
Why we’re obsessed: We first saw Noah when he performed a bluesey version of LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It” — proving that the song can actually sound classy. His new acoustic cover for “Titanium” is even more electrifying than the storm literally happening right outside my window right now. According to his YouTube channel, he likes to make music with minimal effects and tricks, yet his simple covers capture a spark of something incredible.
Since Noah’s cover really only consists of him strumming the guitar, he can showcase his intriguing chops and visible passion as an artist. More than 106,000 views in six days is well earned.
Background: At just 18, this South Carolina native has been wowing us all by uploading various top 40 covers since 2010. Strumming the guitar or playing the piano, Noah notes he loves all kinds of music, but what he writes is pretty “organic” and includes some good melodies, lyrics and a message.
Watch it here: