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  1. Use your wild imagination. Rihanna will perform "Wild Thoughts" with DJ Khaled and Bryson Tiller at the Grammys. Riri's stage presence has been sorely missed, but the singer is getting back to work work work work work at the 60th annual Grammys later this month. DJ Khaled broke the news (see below). Out of the three, Rihanna is the only artist technically nominated – for her work on Kendrick Lamar's "LOYALTY." – but Khaled's song, "Don't Quit," earned Calvin Harris a nomination for Producer of the Year. It's hazy. Previously announced performers include Bruno Mars, Cardi B, SZA, Lady Gaga, Pink, Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar, Sam Smith, U2, Miley Cyrus, and Elton John. The Grammys take place January 28th at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Thoughts on Rihanna performing? Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  2. Mariah Carey hits the recording studio! Mariah Carey hits the recording studio! It's a good day! Queen Mimi is cooking up new tunes for us. What else can we ask for? Besides justice for Glory... It's a fresh start for the Elusive Chanteuse. Mariah signed with Roc Nation and refreshed her management team. So far so good! The singer redeemed herself with a soaring performance on New Year's Eve and now is readying new music. "Missed my 2nd home," Mariah wrote on Instagram. "Feels good to be back #StudioTime." She also included this slightly upsetting hashtag: #GettingStarted. I don't know about you, but I'm reading that as just now getting started on new music. You can understand why that's problematic. I guess great things take time. Just hopefully not too long. Thoughts on Mariah in the studio? Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  3. LAILAV shows off her luxurious lifestyle in the "Hypnotize" video. Who is LAILAV? She's an International Pop Sensation / Recording Artist / Certified Audio Engineer / Actress / Model / Fashion Designer / and Brand Ambassador with influences in EDM and Hip-hop. In other words, we're all basic peasants living in LAILAV Land. Proof? Her new song and music video for "Hypnotize," a song she says was written as a tribute to Biggie Smalls. For reference, the track uses Biggie's iconic instrumental from the original. "My brother, DresslikeJesus, is the inspiration behind it," LAILAV tells BreatheHeavy.com. "He told me to simply my flow with sophistication and styles that represent my high end lifestyle that other 90’s lovers could have remembered from the legends such as Biggie, P Diddy, Lil Kim, Versace and that whole era of classic hip-hop." She adds: "the beat to me was universal and able to reach not only from west coast to east coast down to the south, but even to the people overseas who cherish hip-hop and urban culture." As for the video, LAILAV shot most of it in front of a massive Biggie mural that she says was located in the "legendary burrows of New York." The pop sensation also offered this little fun fact: "The little boy you see in the video was actually outside riding his bike. He saw us filming and asked if he could be in the video... he freestyl danced to my song with [only] two takes even though he had never heard my song before... he was on beat!" If you haven't heard of LAILAV, give this video a play and get to know a star. Watch: Thoughts on the "Hypnotize" video? Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  4. Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Cher, Bruno Mars, Elton John and Celine Dion are apparently planning their retirement. Justin Timberlake had some choice words about performing a residency in Las Vegas. During JT's 30-minute interview with Beats 1 host Zane Lowe on Apple Music, Lowe asked the Man of the Woods singer if he'd ever consider having a Las Vegas residency. There have been multiple reports/rumors in the last year that JT was eying a residency at The Park Theater inside Monte Carlo where Ricky Martin, Cher, Bruno Mars, soon-to-be Lady Gaga and possibly Britney Spears perform. “I wouldn’t rule it out if it was something that was different," he said with extreme hesitation. "It feels like you’re planning your retirement." See what Exhale is saying about this. He added that idea is "scary" and that no one did it better than Prince. It goes without saying that is very disappointing. Las Vegas is quickly becoming, if not THE, music capital of the world. It's also worth mentioning that earlier in the interview, Timberlake laments about how arduous and taxing a world tour is. I'm turned off, and y'all know I'm a JT STAN, but this is unsavory. Thoughts on Justin's comments? Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  5. Lorde opens up about the 2018 Grammys to Billboard. Lorde opens up about the 2018 Grammys to Billboard. The singer is reportedly not attending the awards show this year. Hits Daily Double claims she and her team are upset that the Recording Academy did not ask the Melodrama singer to perform, despite being the only female nominated in the Album of the Year category, but her new interview with the music giant paints an entirely different picture. Judging from Lorde's answers in her interview with Billboard, everything is fine and dandy (though she never confirms an appearance or not). Here's a copy + paste excerpt from her interview in Billboard about the Grammys: Where were you when you found out about the Grammy nomination? True to the DNA of the record, I was at a massive party [in Australia]. I was drinking, and I was kind of blitzed. It was the middle of the night, and I was aware that the nominations were coming out, and I’d done that thing where I’d convinced myself that [I wouldn’t be nominated]. I was getting over it in my mind, like, “You still made a great record.” And then a friend found me and told me, and we were the only people in this room who knew. It was such a special moment. It’s crazy I’m the only woman in my category, and I feel very proud of that. I’m wearing that mantle for sure. But I’m also stoked that I’m in there with four incredible artists of color -- it’s a big moment for the Grammys. It’s exciting when these institutions move in the right way. To me, that is a huge victory. Were there any artists you were particularly over the moon to see nominated? I’m really pumped about Childish Gambino [nominated in four categories, including album and record of the year]. I think everyone was pleasantly surprised by that. We share a musical director, and it’s nice when friends of friends are recognized. Are there any artists you wish had been nominated but weren't? I can’t remember -- I’m literally Googling “Grammy snubs” to see if I can think of something. Oh, fuck! Cardi B should have gotten a nomination in one of those big categories. [“Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” is nominated for best rap song and best rap performance.] She kind of defined 2017. I wish Jack got nominated for producer of the year, but still he’s well represented, I feel. [Antonoff is nominated for best song written for visual media.] It sounds like all is well. We'll have to wait and see if she and her bestie Taylor Swift make an appearance or not. It'd be a real shame if she was a no-show. Read Lorde's full interview here. Thoughts? Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  6. This hurts my heart. Kelly had us believing she was readying "Medicine" as the next single off her recently-released album. Kelly Clarkson has reportedly decided to release "I Don't Think About You" as the next Meaning Of Life single. This hurts my heart. Kelly had us believing she was readying "Medicine" as the next single off her recently-released album. I'm not simply inventing this. She said during multiple shows it would "probably" be the next release and even performed it on the season finale of The Voice. When she said "probably," we should have listened, because according to Billboard's Hot 100 chart manager, Kelly is sending MoL ballad "I Don't Think About You" to radio on Feb. 13 instead. Just in time for us lonely hearts! The headline suggests she filmed a music video for it already. That's because during her Grammys Q&A this week, a fan asked if there was a video for "Medicine" in the works. Her response? "I'm in the process of making a new video," and included that annoying winking, tongue out emoji. As if to say SORRY NOT SORRY, SUCKAS. Don't get me wrong, every song off of Meaning Of Life is flawless, but "Medicine" is such a hit and deserves to get special attention first. Then "Heat." Then "Would You Call That Love." Only THEN can we discuss releasing "I Don't Think About You." What's the good sis doing? Thoughts on Kelly choosing to release "I Don't Think About You?" Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  7. Kylie Minogue takes a risk with "Dancing." Kylie Minogue takes a risk with "Dancing." Minogue rush-released her new song after it leaked prematurely last weekend. Internet pirates somehow obtained the song ahead of schedule and shared it before Kylie had the chance to explain that she's ditching the disco dance floor anthems for something light and country-tinged. That's not the news fans had expected to hear, and "Dancing" takes some getting used to. If you're a stan, brace yourself. The entire record follows suit. A report from the Herald Sun, who had an advanced listen to Golden, says "there’s no classic Kylie straight-up electronic dance pop moments on Golden, but certainly nothing that will alienate true fans and indeed many will enjoy her trying something different and moving out of her comfort zone." Hmm. "Dancing" was inspired by Minogue's stay in Nashville last year. The pop star told BBC Radio 2 she wrote the lyrics of the track first, which in turn inspired the Tennessee-style production. Dan Wootton from The Sun had a particularly nasty headline to describe the track, saying the song was "all about DEATH," but as PopJustice points out. No, no it isn't. It's actually about celebrating her age and, um, LIFE. "When I go out I wanna go out dancing," Kylie sings over a sugary guitar melody that quickly dips into synthy overzealous production. At times, it feels a bit aimless. I'm very curious how the rest of Golden sounds, because while "Dancing" is a good song, it's not GREAT like some of her past iconic material. For a pop veteran of her magnitude to take a risk like this is commendable, but let's hope it pays off. Give "Dancing" a play below and let us know what you think about it in the comments below: Do YOU like "Dancing?" Drop us a line! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  8. Tinashe's new music video for "No Drama" will leave you wigless. Tinashe's new music video for "No Drama" will leave you wigless. I think it's safe to assume we are all rooting for Tinashe to become a household name. Visuals like this will help her get there. In her new visual for "No Drama," one of three singles the pop star is releasing, T serves fierce fashion as she jumps from one slick choreography routine to the next. None of the pop girls are doing videos like these. Migos member Offset is unfortunately featured in the track and video. Read here why that's problematic. It's worth mentioning an entirely different video for this song, sans Offset, leaked onto the Internet this week. But I must admit... this newly-premiered version is far better. Tinashe's catwalks, stares and style lights up my queer heart (I see you, Offset). I feel like a proud ma-ma. Watch the "No Drama" video below: Thoughts? Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  9. Camila Cabello ditched the club joints on Camila, but it doesn't mean they're not worth your undivided attention. Camila Cabello ditched the club joints on Camila, but it doesn't mean they're not worth your undivided attention. Camila tried the dance route with the Sia-penned banger, "Crying In The Club," but she felt like the music was inauthentic. Instead, the pop star tapped opted for more laid-back mid-tempos like "Havana," which quickly became a global smash and is this close to snatching the No. 1 spot on the Hot 100. But before she came to that realization, CC recorded some serious bops with Diplo and OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder. Today, we get a taste of what those sound like. Tedder, who's a coach on Canadian network CTV's original music series The Launch, used one of Camila's scrapped demos to teach his students about song structure. He described it as "a big record." No kidding – the production is monstrous and the chorus even more so. I can understand why Camila left this one on the cutting room floor, but I'm low-key upset we don't have a full version to enjoy. This will have to do for now: The song ended up getting recorded by people on the show, which you may listen to below: Thoughts on "Ain't Easy?" Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  10. Taylor Swift's alleged stalker sent seriously disturbing emails to the singer's father threatening to kill all of them. Taylor Swift's alleged stalker sent seriously disturbing emails to the singer's father threatening to kill all of them. Welp. It makes sense why Swift has remained SO hidden this era. Her and her family's lives are literally being threatened. TMZ reports a man named Frank Andrew Hoover sent a batch of emails to Taylor's father, Scott, between May 2015 and Oct. 2016 that contained some awful promises. They obtained a 122-page indictment that included some of the harrowing emails. Here's what was sent: "Decided that we are going to end all the Swifts on one day because I can’t stand that virus shit your daughter spread." "The evil family of devils: Scott, Austin, Taylor, Andrew. Sincerely, the end real son of god" -- and, "This article is not a joke and is why god is going to burn them into the desert for me." Another simply said, "Go to hell, Swift." Unfortunately, Swift is starting to get used to this. Last year, a man lurked around Taylor's NYC apartment for three months before providing an hours-long confrontation in the hopes to see her face-to-face. He was later arrested. Then in 2014, Swift got a restraining order against a man named Timothy Sweet, who convinced himself he and Swift would marry and live together in Beverly Hills. Sure, Jan. Swift deserves our coins for this. Stream Reputation below: Thoughts on Taylor's stalker situation? Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  11. Troye Sivan's got "The Good Side" of things on his dreamy new tune. Troye Sivan's got "The Good Side" of things on his dreamy new tune. The pop star's latest release couldn't be further from "My My My." "The Good Side" kicks off and ends with a frenetic harp-synth effects, but Troye grabs back the magnitude for the duration of it in between. There are so many twists and turns (in a good way). His vocals are soft and delicate as he sings about the blues of fleeting love, but knowing in his situation he's got the better hand. It's otherworldly, heart wrenching, emotional. Just wow. "I got the good side of things / Left you with both of the rings," he sings over an airy guitar melody. "My fingers danced and swayed in the breeze / The change in the wind took you down to your knees / I got the good side of you / Send it out into the blue / The people danced to the sound of your heart / The world sang along to it falling apart." Some eerie synths accompany Troye's vocals at one point before the plunky chimes ring in at the end, this time with a brooding bass. As for his tone... he's got a bit of The Beatles vibe going on. I know to many that's music blasphemy, but like Troye... I call it like I see it. One of the best songs in 2018 has just arrived. Listen below: Thoughts on "The Good Side?" Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  12. Kylie Minogue is a golden goddess in the cover art for her new album. Kylie Minogue is a golden goddess in the cover art for her new album. The pop star's lead single, "Dancing," leaked last weekend, but was officially aired on the radio today (Jan. 18) ahead of its digital release in a few hours. While I continue to wrap my head around the Joanne-inspired era, Minogue opened up to BBC 2 Radio about the record. She says most of the record was created in Nashville, Tennessee, and says "Dancing" is about feeling liberated. Kylie also mentions the challenges she's currently facing with bringing the record to life on tour. Don't worry, she promises there will be no singing on a bale of hay. Listen to the interview below and peep the cover up top. Thoughts on the cover? Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.