Rihanna adds 2 Chainz to her "Pour It Up (Remix)."
When Rihanna first premiered her "Pour It Up (Remix)" track, it featured practically every rapper in the game, including, but not limited to Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, Juicy J, and T.I. Now, though we didn't think it possible, Ri has decided to squeeze in one more rapper: Atlanta rhyme master 2 Chainz. Whoa, sounds like Ri's tight with basically every rapper on the planet, and it's kind of intimidating! And jealousy inducing. And also makes us think that she should marry a rapper! But more on that later.
Listen to Rihanna's "Pour It Up (Remix)" featuring 2 Chainz after the jump.
Kelly Rowland teams up with Beyoncé and Michelle Williams on her new single, "You've Changed."
Just so y'all know, THIS IS NOT A NEW DESTINY'S CHILD SONG. That's right: Kelly Rowland's latest jam, "You've Changed" featuring Beyoncé and Michelle Williams, might seem confusing at first, since, well, all three members of Destiny's Child are singing -- but NAY! This is a Kelly Rowland song, featuring her former Destiny's Child besties. IT'S A BOLD MOVE, and we love it!
Listen to Kelly Rowland's "You've Changed" featuring Beyoncé and Michelle Williams after the jump.
Just TRY to count Rihanna's accessories. We dare you.
First, let's be real -- Rihanna's "more is more" philosophy isn't really news to us! The girl HAS been known to play dress-up. For example, she took the day off to lounge while pretending to be Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn, spent the day pretending to be a professional lap dancer, wore multiple Chanel pins with a backwards cap just because she could, and, of course, THE DENIM THONG! (Actually, said thong might be more of a "less is more" statement.) That said, it is our professional opinion that the above photo of Rihanna is in fact the BEST "more is more" Rihanna moment of her life!!
The "Stay" singer posted the photo on Instagram along with the caption "#sophisticated," to which we say "#PERFECT." And by "sophisticated," Ri clearly means draped in five bracelets, two rings, one necklace, and one scarf-turned-oversize-headband to be exact! Not to mention the longest nails of all time and a fierce red lip! So, if "more is more" means adorning yourself with sparkles and gold, then sign us UP. (Sadly, our "jewelry" collection is more Forever 21, less Chanel, but it'll do!)
Photo credit: Rihanna's Instagram
Charli XCX attends the coolest party ever in her "Take My Hand" video.
British synth-pop princess Charli XCX has been quietly slaying the game for some time now, dropping epic covers of the Backstreet Boys' "I Want It That Way" and booming originals like "What I Like." Now, Charli continues to blaze the electro-pop trail of destruction with her brand-new "Take My Hand" video.
Watch Charli XCX's "Take My Hand" video after the jump.
Jessie J nails the stripped-down version of her new single, "Wild."
Jessie J is probably the most badass vocal presence in the game right now, which is why we've been chomping at the bit for a taste of her forthcoming single, "Wild." Cowritten by Jessie's partner in crime, Claude Kelly (he wrote Miley Cyrus' "Party In The U.S.A.," Olly Murs' "Troublemaker," and Jessie J's "Price Tag"), "Wild" will be the first single off Jessie's sophomore album (release date TBD), and will feature assists from Big Sean and Dizzee Rascal. Unfortunately, "Wild" hasn't dropped in full yet, but to chill us out while we wait, Jessie has just unveiled a minute-long, acoustic preview!
Watch Jessie J perform an acoustic preview of "Wild" after the jump.
Check out Imagine Dragons' KILLER set at Hangout Music Fest 2013.
Look, we're REALLY not trying to make you feel bad if you weren't at this year's Hangout Music Fest, but we won't lie and say you didn't miss some truly LIFE-ALTERING THINGS! But not to worry -- we're going to catch you up right now! First, There's Twenty One Pilots' onstage backflip, Macklemore's endless tank tops, Ellie Goulding's life-affirming performance, and today, we're bringing you an UNREAL live set from Imagine Dragons.
Watch Imagine Dragons' Hangout Fest 2013 set after the jump.
Selena Gomez is sleepy from jet lag, but she still manages to look cute!
First of all, yes, we know this is a photo of Selena Gomez where you can literally only see half of Selena Gomez. BUT we're all about being real on this blog, so if Selena was bold enough to tweet the above photo of her literally passed out from jet lag in London, then we're gonna tell you about it! Also: Jet lag? Really? Because what we CAN see of Selena looks refreshed and stunning with 0.0 bags under her eyes, which is the exact opposite of the 99.8 bags we usually have after traveling.
The "Come & Get It" singer tweeted the above photo of her passed out on the floor, and captioned: "Jet lagged and a bit chilly...
#londoniloveyou." Honestly, we're kind of loving this side of Selena! Don't get us wrong, we're not complaining about seeing the funny-face-making Selena or the gilded Goddess Selena -- it's just that we love seeing such a human/tired/just-like-us version of Selena! (Who just so happens to look beautiful anyway. So maybe that's the part where she's not "just like us.") Keep doing you, girl! And maybe ask one of your handlers to put you in a bed next time? Last time we slept on a floor, we were on an intense Advil regime for at least a week!
Photo credit: @SelenaGomez
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' "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.