Clinton Sparks teams up with Macklemore and 2 Chainz on his new jam, "Gold Rush."
It's one thing to get 2 Chainz and Chester French's D.A. Wallach to cameo on your record, but getting Macklemore to pop by for a spitfire verse is QUITE another (no shade). But we guess that's just a testament to mega-producer Clinton Sparks' new jam, "Gold Rush," which is the perfect blend of rock, electro, and hip-hop all smushed into one giant sparkling pop record.
Listen to Clinton Sparks's "Gold Rush" featuring Macklemore and 2 Chainz after the jump.
All The Saturdays want is a nice "Gentleman" in their brand-new video.
I won't lie: I've had a small void in my heart ever since the series finale of "Desperate Housewives" aired. And no, "The Real Housewives" franchise does NOT COMPARE. (Apples and oranges, my friends!) That said, while "Desperate Housewives" may not be airing any new episodes anytime soon (sadz), The Saturdays' new "Gentleman" video has gone ahead and taken a page right out of the Wisteria Lane playbook. I mean, the subtly coordinated gowns? Slay us, why don't you!
Watch The Saturdays "Gentleman" video after the jump.
Ciara teams with Nicki Minaj for a brand-new ladies-only anthem: "I'm Out."
Ciara certainly is all about the high-profile collaborations these days! First, CiCi teamed with her IRL boyfriend, Future, on the slinky "Body Party," and now, in what is perhaps the COLLABORATION TO END ALL COLLABORATIONS, Ciara has called Nicki Minaj for an assist on her latest jam, "I'm Out." The empowering ladies' anthem will serve as the opening track on Ciara's forthcoming self-titled disc, out June 9.
Listen to Ciara's "I'm Out" featuring Nicki Minaj after the jump.
Oh, just an average day in Hayley Williams' life: picking Justin Timberlake's nose.
Have you ever wondered what an average day of being in Paramore would feel like? No, really, have you ever just sat back and wondered what an enormous superstar like Paramore lead singer Hayley Williams does on a regular basis? Because one MIGHT assume it's stuff like taking baths with caviar and flying in Swarovski-encrusted PJs -- essentially getting to do whatever the eff you want, right? Well, the "whatever the eff you want" part was dead on... we just didn't think Hayley's activity of choice would be "picking" (a poster of) Justin Timberlake's nose! But now that we know, we say: HECK YEAH!
Part of their "A Day In The Life" feature on RollingStone.com, the "Still Into You" singer posted a photo of herself casually clearing out Justin's bat in the cave on Paramore's Instagram. So, mixed in with photos of the band being totally badass and playing sold-out shows are SUPER GEMS like this one. Whatever, we say you do you. Also, we're sure Justin really appreciates the help! NOTHING is worse than when someone doesn't tell you when you have something in your nose!
Photo credit: @Paramore
Dan Black spends 24 hours on a rooftop in his "Hearts" video.
First of all, not being obsessed with Dan Black is a huge life mistake. Just saying. In case you're not all up on the Dan Black situation, Black is an electro-pop artist known for tracks like "Alone" and "Symphonies," the latter of which not only earned him a 2010 MTV VMA nomination, but also bravely sampled the one and only "Umbrella." Do we even have to tell you who that's by? (OK, fine, Rihanna.) Nowadays, Mr. Black is back with his brand-new video, "Hearts," which is slated to appear on his still-untitled album due later this year. Oh, and did we mention it features the queen of the yard, KELIS?? (No milk shakes, though.)
Watch Dan Black's "Hearts" video featuring Kelis.
Rihanna has a denim thong, and it's INTENSE.
We'll just start off by saying we're wayyyy liberal up in here. So when Rihanna wanted to take an afternoon off to pose like Marilyn Monroe, we were all like, "NO PROBLEM!" When she wanted to grab her crotch? We said, "Enjoy!" When she decided to grind all up on her best friend like a lap dancer? We were fully supportive! When she revealed her preshow naked couch routine? We said, "MAZEL TOV!" When she wanted to pose naked in front of a fireplace wearing only a headdress, we were all like, "Do you, bb!" But today Rihanna wanted to do something that even WE are having issues with -- and it's the fact that she owns/wore/managed to fit into a DENIM THONG. Yes, a thong made of denim. Jeans without the butt or legs included. Think about that for a second. There you go.
See Rihanna's denim thong after the jump.
Adam Levine gets a little muddy in Maroon 5's "Love Somebody" video.
We're pretty used to seeing Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine shirtless (while doing acrobatic yoga, posing on magazine covers, and basically always), but never before has he acted so bashful about it! And by "bashful," we mean covering himself in black body paint in Maroon 5's artsy new "Love Somebody" video, the latest off the band's fourth album, Overexposed. (For the record, we're not exactly sure WHY Adam's covered in body paint, but we're thinking maybe he felt inspired by Demi Lovato's black paint moment in her "Heart Attack" video.)
Watch Maroon 5's "Love Somebody" video after the jump.
First official "X Factor" girl judges selfie!
It's official, y'all! Not only have the new "X Factor" judges been confirmed (FYI, they are Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio), but they're THE MOST STUNNING! And sure, it's tough to fill Britney Spears' shoes (stilettos?), but judging by Demi Lovato's latest pic of her and her new "X Factor" posse (minus Simon Cowell), the girls are going to have the beauty game ON LOCK next season. Like, the lock-est of locks. Also, SO MANY SPRING OUTFIT COLORS! Way to keep it interesting, ladies!
Demi and her co-lady judges snapped the "X Factor" selfie in Charleston, S.C., during the first round of auditions. Demi tweeted: "LOVE THESE GIRLS!!! @KELLYROWLAND & @paurubio
#Xfactor #girlpower." Seriously, we know Demi gave Simon a run for his money last year, and we have a feeling she's going to have some anti-Simon cohorts in Kelly and Paulina. With their powers combined, these girls don't look like they'll take ANY of Simon's BS, and they'll look GORGE while they do it!
Photo credit: @ddlovato
Kat Dahlia likes her "Fireman" BLAZING HOT.
If we've learned anything about 22-year-old Miami native Kat Dahlia, it's that she simply WILL NOT tolerate scrubs, douches, mean guys, and/or lowly "Gangstas" of any kind. (#Props) Nowadays, Kat's back with a brand-new track, "Fireman," a Cuban and reggae-influenced banger that's scheduled to appear on her upcoming debut, My Garden, dropping this September.
Listen to Kat Dahlia's "Fireman" after the jump.
Listen to the full version of The-Dream's "Turnt" featuring Beyoncé and 2 Chainz.
It's a big day in Beyoncé land! (Side note: If that land has any available one-bedroom apartments, HIT ME UP!) Earlier today, we heard a full-length cut of Beyoncé's highly anticipated "Grown Woman," and now, the full-length version of "Turnt," Bey's collaboration with The-Dream also featuring 2 Chainz, has arrived! PRAISE OUR QUEEN.
Listen to The-Dream's "Turnt" featuring Beyoncé and 2 Chainz after the jump.