Emblem3 is taking over @MTV tomorrow! Huzzah!
Hey, we know it's only Tuesday, but it's a VERY SPECIAL Tuesday. Because today we found out that Emblem3 -- fourth runners up on the third season of "The X Factor" -- will take over @MTV's Twitter on Wednesday, July 31, at 1:30 p.m. ET (get more info here)! And, even better, fans can start tweeting the bros their burning questions NOW using the hashtag #AskEmblem3! And also, the guys will PROBABLY ANSWER THEM.
Read more about Emblem3's @MTV takeover after the jump.
DJ Khaled calls on Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, and Future for "I Wanna Be With You."
When DJ Khaled first teamed up with Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, and Future on "I Wanna Be With You," off his upcoming Suffering From Success disc (out Sept. 24), there's no way he could've know that the first thing we'd think of was, well, Mandy Moore's 2000 pop jam of the same name, "I Wanna Be With You." (You know, remember that pretty lady who sang the criminally underrated "Candy"??)
Anyway, you'll be glad to know that Nicki Minaj's wannabe husband's new record sounds very little like Mandy's soft pop ballad, but it does sound like a well-polished rap song with a hooky pop chorus that's 100 percent ready for radio. Just in case you had any doubts.
Listen to DJ Khaled's "I Wanna Be With You" featuring Future, Rick Ross, and Nicki Minaj after the jump.
Watch Ariana Grande's "Baby I" lyric video.
Ariana Grande is, like, seriously primed to take over the pop world in about 30 seconds. She made a triumphant entrance with her Mac Miller-assisted "The Way" and totally managed to avoid what we like to refer to as "the second single scare" with her follow-up release, "Baby I." Now, as we patiently-ish wait for the official "Baby I" video to drop, we'll tide you over with Ariana's super feminine "Baby I" lyric video.
Watch Ariana Grande's "Baby I" lyric video after the jump.
Justin Timberlake "Takes Back The Night" in his party-centric new video.
IT'S HERE! The eagle has LANDED! After teasing fans with an interactive hashtag campaign featuring loads of behind-the-scenes content, Justin Timberlake's "Take Back the Night" video, the first single from The 20/20 Experience — 2 of 2 album, due out on Sept. 30, has ARRIVED! Honestly, if President Obama doesn't excuse everyone from work today for a onetime "Take Back The Night" holiday, then something is WRONG! I mean, Justin nabbed a whopping six 2013 VMA nominations! And he took part in a very special light show during his "Legends of the Summer" tour with Jay Z (Oops! Spoiler)! Someone get this guy an honorary degree from Harvard ASAP.
Watch Justin Timberlake's "Take Back The Night" video after the jump.
Mimi is in DA ZONE.
If you know anything about Mariah Carey (aside from her five-octave range), it's that she goes ALL OUT in everything she does. (See that time she blinged out her arm sling and when she held a "Cinderella"-themed wedding vow renewal ceremony.) With that in mind, the above photo of Mariah rocking sunglasses indoors (not to mention that glacier of a wedding ring) while recording in the studio is no exception!
The "#Beautiful" singer posted the above photo to her Facebook page along with the caption, "Working on one of my favorite songs right now..." First, Mariah + a new song = BLISS. Second, this photo makes waiting for the "Triumphant" songstress' new album even more difficult. (At first, Mariah's new disc was slated for release on July 23, but a recent tweet broke the news that Mimi just wasn't ready.) Alas, we'll just have to be satisfied with these photo updates from the studio. Oh, but don't even THINK that we're not gonna call out whatever that pink thing is (a nightlight?), because you and I both know that Mariah had that ish custom-made in pink and shipped from some faraway prince-filled European land that makes Liechtenstein look like one of the bathrooms at Port Authority bus terminal. We're sure of it.
Photo credit: Mariah Carey's Facebook
Taylor Swift and Carly Simon sang "You're So Vain," and our hearts just EXPLODED.
Before Taylor Swift became the queen of writing songs about ex-boyfriends, there was '70s pop singer Carly Simon and her smash hit "You're So Vain." While Carly to this day has never revealed who her song is about (though we probably can't say the same of Taylor's "Dear John"), there's just something verrry special about seeing two "relationship-focused" songwriters like Taylor Swift and Carly Simon perform "You're So Vain" together, like they did this past Saturday at Boston's Gillette Stadium. Two generations of heartbreakers on one stage! And two generations of blondes! It's all coming full circle, amirite?
Watch Taylor Swift and Carly Simon duet on "You're So Vain" after the jump.
Surprise! Pitbull and Flo Rida sing about butts in their "Can't Believe It" video.
It's about time Flo Rida and Mr. 305 got together again (remember "Turn Around Pt. 2"?) to release a new banger! It also can't hurt that both Flo Rida and Pitbull have a penchant for foolproof pop hooks pinned on to rap songs (uhh, "Whistle" and/or "Feel This Moment" anyone?). So with their powers combined, we get "Can't Believe It," an ultra-hooky pop/rap fusion record that's all about DAT ASS. And a liiiiiittle tiny bit about Florida (the state). But mainly about chicks with huge asses who are willing to shake them in either Pit or Flo's face at the drop of a hat.
Watch Flo Rida's "Can't Believe It" video featuring Pitbull after the jump.
Harry Styles plays hide-and-go-seek alone (and has the best time ever).
We know -- it's only been, like, 72 hours since we last talked about One Direction's Harry Styles and his penchant for squeezing into small spaces, then presumably being all, "Look! Can't find me!!!" and "Whoa! How cool is it that I'm skinny enough to fit in this tiiiiny locker thing??" (Fine, we made up that last part.) This time, Harry's posted a "Where's Waldo"-inspired Vine video where the "Best Song Ever" singer hides in various spots on (what we think is) the 1D tour bus. It's kinda like Harry is playing hide-and-go-seek... but with himself! #Interesting
Read more about Harry Styles after the jump.
Listen to Lady Gaga's "Posh Life" demo for TLC.
The only thing better than news of a greatest hits LP from TLC is a greatest hits LP from TLC featuring a brand-new track written by Lady Gaga! (Fine, admittedly the fact that Lady Gaga will perform her first ARTPOP single live at the 2013 MTV VMAs AND that it's her first VMA appearance in two years is on par. We can't lie.)
Anyway, TLC confirmed during a press conference on Thursday that they have in fact inked a new record deal with Epic, and, according to Consequence of Sound, the in-progress follow-up to 2002's 3D will be a new greatest hits collection featuring renovated versions of TLC classics AND a brand-new track penned by Mother Monster! And here's the best part: Said new track, which is reportedly called "Posh Life," has recently surfaced in the form of a Gaga demo! So it's kind of like listening to an upcoming TLC track AND new Gaga track all at once! A tad confusing, but, still: #PRAISE!
Listen to Lady Gaga's TLC demo, "Posh Life," after the jump.
Rihanna gets her twerk on at sea!
Who knew it was possible to get your twerk on at sea?? Then again, I suppose the urge to twerk is just so powerful, there's no stopping it when it hits! And that's exactly what happened to Rihanna, who decided to do a lil' twerk on a boat while wearing -- brace yourselves, kids -- a ONE-PIECE bathing suit! Granted, it was Chanel, so that makes a little more sense. But still, a FULL-COVERAGE Rihanna bathing suit situation? After this? And this? And about 70 million other occasions? Shocking.
Watch Rihanna casually twerk on a boat after the jump.