Watch Kelly Clarkson, Trisha Yearwood, and Reba McEntire sing "Silent Night."
We already kinda knew that Kelly Clarkson had a thing for Christmas. After all, her Wrapped In Red Christmas album has demolished the charts (it debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and sold 70,000 copies in its first week), she recently released a holiday original, "Underneath The Tree," AND she unleashed her take on the holiday classic "White Christmas."
Now, Kel's back in a ball gown (duh) and singing yet another holiday classic, "Silent Night," this time with the help of country mavens Trisha Yearwood and Reba McEntire!
Watch Kelly Clarkson's 'Silent Night' video featuring Reba McEntire and Trisha Yearwood after the jump.
Friskies cats just want to have some holiday fun, too!
It's pretty obvious that we love cats around here. We also like turning boy bands into cats, celebrating Taylor Swift's love of cats, and throwing our weight behind any budding artist who will put cats in their music videos.
That in mind, we are positively losing it over this HILAR cat-themed Christmas video from Friskies, titled "Hard To Be A Cat At Christmas." Because the only thing better than everyday cats?! HOLIDAY CATS.
Watch Grumpy Cat's "Hard To Be A Cat At Christmas" video after the jump.
Listen to Karmin's all-disco-everything "I Want It All."
Don't get us wrong -- we love Karmin in all shapes and sizes. We adored the sugary sweet "Brokenhearted" and the fierce badassery of "Acappella." Now, Karmin's unleashed the disco-tinged "I Want It All" (the second single from their sophomore album, Pulses, dropping in 2014), and it sounds, well, different.
Listen to Karmin's "I Want It All" after the jump.
Ed and Cody, welcome to Bro-Ville! Population: AW!!!!
We've never been to Bromance Village, but our sources say it's a tricked-out, climate-controlled wonderland where two best buddies (say, Jay Z and Justin Timberlake, Jay Z and Kanye West, Usher and Justin Bieber, etc.) can roam free, proudly declaring their BFF status. The latest bro-on-bro pair to slide their way over to this fantastical land may surprise you, as it's none other than Ed Sheeran and Cody Simpson. #LiterallyWhoKnew.
Clearly revved about his budding bromance -- or possibly just that AH-MAY-ZING Nirvana cat shirt he's got on -- the "Lego House" singer hopped on Instagram to share a photo of him and the "All Day" singer. Sadly, Ed forgot to include a caption. But, if he had included one, it probably would've been something like: "OMFG, Cody's hair is even more vertically gifted IRL!" Or: "You been pumpin' that iron, bb!" You know, classic bro banter.
In all seriousness, though, we kiiiiinda have to hand it to the sneaky "So In Love" crooner for literally having a TON of the most RANDOM celeb pals. (We're 100 percent looking at you, COURTENEY COX.) What's next for ol' Ed? A selfie-a-thon with Sasha and Malia Obama? A potato sack race with Kirstie Alley and Glenn Close? Actually BRB, manifesting that now...
Photo credit: Ed Sheeran's Instagram
Beyoncé posed with a stuffed animal, but it's not a picture we recommend sharing with kids.
When we think of Beyoncé posing with stuffed animals, we picture precious, family-friendly photo shoots with Blue Ivy and all kinds of G-rated, Disney scenery. Well, think again friends, because the mannequin lover has done NO such thing! In fact, she's taken to her blog to share pictures of her wearing a stuffed giraffe hat whose ears just barely cover her privates. (Oh yeah, 'cause she's not wearing any pants.) This is DEFINITELY NSFBIN (Not Safe For Blue Ivy's Nursery)!
Along with her giraffe hat, the "God Made You Beautiful" singer shared another photo (sans plush headgear) of her rocking only bikini bottoms and a Texas jersey. Is that Texas' way of saying "GO TEAM"? Whatever -- if you've got those gams, then rock 'em!
Sadly, we can't tell what this animal-themed photo shoot was for. But DO WE EVEN NEED A REASON? Maybe it's National Beyoncé's Legs Are So Toned Day? Or "National Beyoncé's Impeccable Face Structure Day? Either one will work! Alert the Texas governor!
Photo credit: Beyonce's Tumblr
If you love genre-bending electro-R&B, then you've come to the right place.
Isn't there a rule of thumb that says if music industry mogul L.A. Reid signs you, then you've got something good cooking in the talent kitchen? Survey says: Yes! That in mind, L.A. Reid's latest acquisition to Epic Records is the Orange County-born, Compton-raised electro-R&B singer, songwriter, and producer KES, who just released his brilliant EP, Audio Justice. TRIPLE THREAT ALERT!
Listen to KES' Audio Justice EP after the jump.
Listen to Afrojack's take on Miley's "Wrecking Ball," and then jam out to Bastille's "We Can't Stop" remix.
Do we really NEED any more Miley Cyrus remixes? Probably not. But does that mean we should stop appreciating Bastille's "We Can't Stop" remix from earlier this year or Afrojack's brand-new "Wrecking Ball" remix? Absolument non!
First, let's talk about Afrojack's recently surfaced "Wrecking Ball," a classical-meets-dance track with a slow, dramatic build and orchestral instrumentation. But things don't stay symphony-chic for long.
Eventually, the Dutch DJ cranks up the gritty, grimy synths and tacks on some distorted male gospel vocals singing Miley's signature hook. We don't even hear Miley's voice till the track's halfway over, but when she does chime in, Miley's vocals ring out over a dirty dance track that's probably already played in every late-night club in Ibiza.
Listen to Afrojack's "Wrecking Ball" remix and Bastille's "We Can't Stop" remix after the jump.
A Great Big World return with a new piano-driven pop jam.
Piano-pop duo A Great Big World have been on a nonstop success trajectory ever since they dropped their moving, tearjerker of a record, "Say Something" featuring Christina Aguilera. Now, after performing their chart-topping single at the American Music Awards and the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, the boys have boldly chosen to release a follow-up: "I Really Want It."
How is it? Well, let's just say that WE REALLY WANT IT! Playing nonstop. At a very loud volume. All the time always. Apologies in advance to our friends and neighbors.
+ Listen to A Great Big World's "I Really Want It" after the jump.
Semi reunited to give us the best gift ever!
What's the best holiday present we could ever ask for -- aside from a lifetime "FREE BAGS" card from Chanel, Prada, and Balenciaga? How about Semi (that's code for Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato) being permanently back on bestie status? Like, a one-way ticket on the BFF train FOREVER AND EVER!!!! #DOORSLOCKED
Selena and the "Neon Lights" songstress were happily reunited last month when Sel dropped by "The X Factor" to perform. As it seems, Semi's obsession with one another continues, this time for a bestie outing somewhere chilly and with very #festive trees draped in twinkling lights. (Potential holiday card, much?!)
Selena was quick to hop on Instagram to share the cuddly selfie, along with a simple yet poignant smiley face emoji to show just how thrilled she was feeling in that moment. UMMMM, we'd like to add that seeing this picture of the "Slow Down" singer and Ms. Demetria D. makes us feel EVERY positive emoji ever created --plus all the food ones! Oh, and also that AH-MAHHHH-ZAYNG lady randomly dancing in a red dress!
Photo credit: Selena Gomez's Instagram / GIF: selenaanddemi.tumblr.com
Adam and Paula look even better in each other's arms!
While you were probably eating takeout and watching "Homeland" this past Sunday, Adam Lambert was chilling with tons of celebs at The Trevor Project's semi-annual gala, TrevorLIVE LA -- and we mean TONS! Like, he posed for pictures with hostess Kathy Griffin, Fergie and "Glee" creator Ryan Murpy, and even "Perfume" co-writer Sia!
But which of Adam's many celeb encounters tickled us the most?? Paula Abdul, obviously! Adam took to Instagram to share the above photo, which he captioned: "Great to see u @Paulaabdul." Cuuuuute, but we gotta wonder: Did they coordinate their vaguely matching jewel-toned outfits? Hmmmm...
Speaking of which, we would have SO killed to be a fly on
the wall Adam's cranberry-patterned suit that evening! First, because we would've had a sick bird's eye view of the star-studded audience, and second because that's probably the only way to know whether or not the "Lay Me Down" singer greeted Paula with a resounding "Hey, Paula!" You know, as a subtle homage to Ms. Abdul's seriously underrated 2007 Bravo reality show of the same name??
Sadly, we have no way of confirming whether those words were spoken. So if you'll excuse us, we're gonna go binge-watch the entire season on Amazon. (Don't think for a second that we're not gonna hairbrush-sing "Opposites Attract" while we wait for it all to download.)
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