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  1. Taylor is paying her Ed Sheeran & Future-assisted banger "End Game" some serious dust.



    Swifties have a serious bone to pick with Taylor.


    She's paying her Ed Sheeran & Future-assisted banger "End Game" some serious dust. Instead of setting her sights on releasing that as the next Reputation single, the pop star is breathing new life into "...Ready For It?"


    A few weeks ago Taylor dropped the Bloodpop remix on us. On it, the producer strips out the original's fury for something tropical and light. Usually I hate that, but it just goes to show how strong Swift's songwriting is; the lyrics pair nicely to a fiery beat or something sweet. It kind of feels unnecessary, but "Ready" is my most-played song on Spotify this year so I am contractually obligated to limit any complaints I might have.




    Related: Taylor Swift Just Achieved Two MAJOR Musical Milestones




    As if the re-working wasn't enough, Swift uploaded a lyric video for it onto her official YouTube channel. In a few hours the remix racked up several hundred thousand plays, because of course it did.


    Reputation is a pop masterpiece, so it's confusing why she'd want to extend the single's reign with projects like this. Perhaps she wants to milk each release until it's bone dry to extend this era for as long as possible, which I'm not mad at.


    In case you don't know the words to "Ready" yet, here's the lyric video for the Bloodpop remix I've been blabbing about:







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  2. Justin gave Beliebers an early Xmas present.






    Justin Bieber gave Beliebers an early Xmas present.


    The pop star uploaded a couple of very important clips onto Instagram. Two of them are of the Biebs dancing to Ed Sheeran's "Perfect." The two have some lengthy musical-ties together (in case you've been living under a very large rock or actually have a life, Ed is responsible for writing Bieber's No. 1 song "Love Yourself"), so this makes complete sense.


    But that's not why you're here. You're reading this thirst-trap post because Bieber also shared a video of himself decorating a Christmas tree without a shirt, and without Selena Gomez. I know I sound like a 90-year-old creep for a moment (that's the real me), but those khaki pants fit quite nice. Indulge below:






     


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    I’m gonna get this dancing thing down


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  3. Christina is about to break the Internet.





    Break the Internet, Christina.


    The Internet (including myself ugh) gives Christina Aguilera a hard time because she has promised for years that her album ~is coming soon~. It's kind of become an inside joke amongst her millions of fans, but it appears we're inching close to an actual era.


    The pop star has switched up her style, plumped up her lips and now has been spotted on a set.


    Xtina fans put on their detective caps and have reason to believe Christina participated in a photoshoot for Dazed magazine.












    Yes, it's a bummer that this wasn't for a music video / album shoot, but look at it this way... she wouldn't ready a new magazine shoot if it wasn't going to coincide with a release. Would she? It's also worth mentioning Dazed has been creating some pretty iconic covers over the last several years, so this should be an intriguing collaboration.


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  4. To us, they're two of the most influential, untouchable pop stars in the world. To each other, they're best friends.





    To us, they're two of the most influential, untouchable pop stars in the world. To each other, they're best friends.


    Selena Gomez posted a touching tribute for Taylor Swift on Instagram on Wednesday (Dec. 12), Taylor's 28th birthday. The Revival singer shared a looping video of them goofing off and had a sugary sweet message about Tay, for all of us. In short, Swift is not the person we've made her out to be.




    Related:

    Taylor Swift Just Achieved Two MAJOR Musical Milestones




    "I’m glad you were born. You write all the thoughts some aren’t able to articulate. (ME!)," Gomez wrote. "Thank you for giving a voice to this world that is authentic and inspiring. I wish some knew how big your heart actually is.. it’s fierce, bold and freaking wild with light. I’m glad you protect that. Love you @taylorswift"










    It's 2017 where the world seems as if it's perpetually imploding. Posts like these are not only encouraged, but needed. I'm feeling emotional.


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  5. Ask and you shall receive!






    Ask and you shall receive!


    Ariana Grande was trolling through some fan accounts on Instagram and saw a picture she believes is either fake or very old of "her" in the recording studio.


    "I'm pretty sure dis is very old or fake," Ari wrote on the photo in question in a story on Insta. "If u wanted confirmation I've been workin why didn't you jus ask?"


    She decided to take matters into her own hands and share an actual snap of her working on new tunes, as well as a sparkly video. Hows about a song preview next, Ari? I asked!








    What do we know about Ari's Dangerous Woman followup? For starters, she had said ages ago it was "done." That's clearly untrue, which is very exciting that Ari has decided to continue developing it.


    the record will most likely contain around 10 songs in total. “The label was like, ‘please try to keep it to 15 tracks,’ and I was like, 'I have 25,' and they were like, ‘not gonna happen,’” she told fans in a Q&A this past summer. “I think the next one I’m gonna make it shorter. I’m gonna make it like 10 just to make it count.”


    One of those 10 tracks could feature production from Yung Berg A.K.A. Hitmaka. He's responsible for Big Sean's "Bounce Back," Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill's "Buy A Heart," Chris Brown, Usher & Gucci Mane's "Party," Lil Wayne and Rick Ross' "John" and many more. The producer recently opened up about that in a new interview – you can watch that here.


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  6. When will your favs?





    Lady Gaga has never been better!


    Gaga is only a few months into her Joanne World Tour, which included postponing the European leg of the trek due to health complications, but she still holds the title for highest grossing tour by a female performer in 2017.


    That's according to data on Pollstar. They rank each artist by its average boxoffice gross per city worldwide and is based on information reported within the last three months. The latest data shows a tally for the week leading into Christmas. Overall, Gaga comes in at No. 4 behind The Rolling Stones, U2 and Coldplay, respectively. You can view the full list here.


    Gaga's tour has reportedly grossed a total of just under $75.8 million mark, though at the time of posting we could not verify that.


     




    It's worth mentioning that the Internet is not entirely convinced of the accolade. Some are speculating that Celine Dion will be named the woman with the highest grossing tour instead. Others are curious where Adele's stadium shows fit. And then there's Katy Perry's Witness Tour, which does not make an appearance on the list at all - that is most likely due to her team not submitting the data. You can read between the lines for that.


    Regardless of the who's who, according to this chart, Gaga wins. Gaga always wins.


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  7. Nick's "Home" video is about love and acceptance for people from all different walks of life.






    Nick Jonas brings an endearing video for "Home."


    First off, congratulations are in order for Nick. "Home" is nominated for a Golden Globe in the Best Original Song category. The tune is more in line with his Jonas Brothers material, which is a refreshing change of pace from the pop bops he's been releasing in the last several years. Major props.


    As for the video? Well, it's super basic, but it gets the job done. As the headline suggests, it's essentially Nick playing the guitar in a wonky-looking CGI bullring. Why? Because it's one of the leading soundtrack songs for the upcoming animated movie, Ferdinand. It's about a young bull who escapes from a bullfighting training camp in Spain then recaptured in order to fight. You'll see scenes in there from it as well.


    “You guys know how special #HOME is to me & I‘m so happy to finally get to share the video!” Nick said on Instagram. “We wanted to create a video showing people of all different walks of life connecting and coming together. Love and acceptance are two of the best things we can give each other. Hope you like it.”


    This won't be nominated for a VMA, but the song is worth another listen. And Nick is easy on the eyes so it should be a swift couple minutes.







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  8. Demi brings the heat to Aretha Franklin's “Ain’t No Way.”






    Demi Lovato brings the heat to Aretha Franklin's “Ain’t No Way.”


    When Demi Lovato stopped by the Spotify studios in New York recently, she recorded a treasure chest of gems. The pop star gifted us with a syrupy sweet cover of "I'll Be Home For Christmas" and a stripped rendition of her album title track, "Tell Me You Love Me," and for good measure Demi covered Aretha Franklin’s tender ballad “Ain’t No Way.”


    No one can surpass the original, even Whitney Houston and Christina Aguilera (who've tried), but Demi holds her own. Lovatics know Demi can sing the HELL out of a song, but I think the general public has some catching up to do, and that's a real shame. Hopefully she can inspire more to tune in with covers like this.


    Listen:







    This is also a great opportunity to re-watch Xtina's live-performance of it at the 2011 Grammys.





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  9. It's tough being bleach blonde and pretty. A burden even! Just ask indie-pop star Poppy.


    It's tough being bleach blonde and pretty. A burden even! Just ask indie-pop star Poppy.


    The singer released a visual for her latest Poppy.Computer track, "Bleach Blonde Baby."


    In the Titanic Sinclair-directed video, Poppy sports seven-foot long eyelashes, conducts a pop sermon, drives around in a drop-top under a glow of neon light and invites her familiar faceless friends for a dance.


    It's odd, but it's Poppy. Give it a play and let us know what you think in the comments!




  10. Happy birthday, indeed! 





    It's a big week for Taylor Swift!


    Today, December 13th, is the pop star's 28th birthday(!!!). She'll celebrate another trip around the globe with some major props. The singer is getting recognized for achieving several huge accomplishments.


    Swift's impeccable sophomore album, Fearless, the record that spawned "You Belong With Me," has just been certified Diamond by the RIAA. That means it's officially sold more than 10 million copies in the US. It goes without saying, but that is an extremely rare and special feat. As MTV UK points out, only 121 albums have ever done so.


    Swift will add eventually another to the list. 1989 was recently certified 9x Platinum by the RIAA as well.


    The good news doesn't end there! Swift's new album, Reputation, was also certified triple Platinum, meaning it's sold more than 3 million units in the US.












    Taylor has a list of awards and this one's in red underlined.


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  11. I'm here for a performance with LaTavia Roberson and LeToya Luckett.


    Beyonce could be getting the band back together again at Coachella.


    Wait, you're probably thinking 'Beyonce already brought back Destiny's Child when she headlined the Super Bowl in 2013!' Right, but for Coachella the pop star could be taking that reunion up a notch.


    There's a rumor floating around that Queen Bey will also include original members, LaTavia Roberson and LeToya Luckett. Farrah Franklin will apparently still get the boot.


    How did this chatter come to be? As Idolator points out, there's a couple of clues the Hive have gathered to make sense of such a wonderful idea.


    It appears Beyonce is or has recently been rehearsing for Coachella in Indio, CA. One of her many new Instagram snaps looks like a grassy area at the location.


    This coincides with a post from Michelle Williams who shared a picture of her Super Bowl costume.


    Meanwhile, LaTavia threw fuel on the fire when she Tweeted: “I have so much to tell you guys!” she wrote. “All I’m allowed to say right now is… never mind.” Ugh.


    Then there's LeToya, who posted an old school pic of the group as kids. Hmmm...


    Keep in mind this is all speculative, but they BeyHive is RARELY wrong. Great thinking, Bey.








     


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  12. You didn't just come here to dance, if you know what I mean. Do you know what I mean?





    Carly Rae Jepsen is coming!


    And we won't have to wait that much longer! The "Cut To The Feeling" singer revealed back in September that her forthcoming record will finally arrive in 2018, but was "hesitant" to say a date because she's simply not sure.


    “I have a baby plan for [the album],” she said at the time. “It would be great to get it here as soon as possible, but it’s also more important to get it right. I’m in the cleaning up phases right now. Just making sure it’s all polished.”


    We don't know much about the record, but it's got a '70s disco vibe. The pop star shared a look on Instagram.












     


    Paying close attention to my buddy @matthewtakes - he gives great direction ?and I act like a fool all day?. It works.


    A post shared by Carly Rae Jepsen (@carlyraejepsen) on






    Carly is working with some major game changers, too, including Patrick Berger (produced behind Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own”), Noonie Bao, Patrik Berger (Charli XCX’s “Boom Clap”), Miike Snow’s Pontus Winnberg, as one-half of Bloodshy & Avant, Jack Antonoff, The Knocks and Charli XCX.


    Earlier this year, the pop star sat down for an interview with SOCAN and confirmed she already created 50 potential tracks for the record(!!!).


    “I’m nervous and excited all at the same time. It’s strange to experiment in the way that I am right now, and kind of going to new places,” Jepsen said. “And try to take the positivity from the last round of what we experienced in general and kind of put it over there for a second and be brave to try out new things. I think as a creator you’re never wanting to just repeat what you’ve done before.”


    Looking snatched! Give us these bops, Car. STAT!







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  13. "I Got It" is an audio assault (in a good way).






    Charli XCX got it.


    Charli has a star-studded mixtape titled POP 2 on the way. It features Carly Rae Jepsen, MØ, Tove Lo, Mykki Blanco, Chairlift frontwoman Caroline Polacheck, Finnish singer Alma, Dorian Electra, Tommy Cash, A.G. Cook, Jay Park, Kim Petras, Brooke Candy, Cupcakke and Pabllo Vittar. The latter three join Charli on her latest release, "I Got It."


    The track is a monstrous party anthem. Candy kicks off the track with a braggadocios verse about her banging body. "Big tits, double D's / No silicone and no saline / Jealous of me / Envious hoes in the all-green."


    Then Charli slides in – hyper-repeating the song title over a brooding beat and icy production.


    CupcakKe offers a fiery verse about being a boss. "Got a couple of bitches that want my attention / They acting real vicious but I'm not offended," she raps. "They lurking like witnesses, money I'm getting / Could drop an ice tray and I still won't be slipping."


    And if your brain needed more processing, Pabllo chimes in with a synthesized verse in Portuguese. Controlo qualquer um com a minha bruxaria / Minha bunda é mais forte que feitiçaria," she croons. "Encanta, magia, atiça, vicia / Consigo o que eu quero se rebolo assim."


    "I Got It" is an audio assault (in a good way).


    "I Got It" follows "Unlock It" featuring Kim Petras & Jay Park as well as “Out Of My Head” featuring Tove Lo & Alma.


    Listen below:







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  14. This isn't right.





    Miley has had some questionable quotes during this season's stint on The Voice.


    She recently told one of the singers half of the time she doesn't like pop music (including her own), and now the singer is talking smack about the flawless Bangerz ballad, "Wrecking Ball."


    "I've swung naked on a wrecking ball, that's one of the most embarassing things I've ever done," she said on the most recent episode. If you aren't sure she's referring to, please watch the clip below and then rinse the shame off of yourself with a scalding hot shower.


    I don't typically find myself agreeing with anything Blake Shelton has to say, but his rebuttal was perfect.


    "No way, you've done way more embarassing things than that," he said.








    It's arguably the pop star's biggest song and music video of her career, so this is very disappointing. Almost on the same level as Britney Spears saying performing with banana the snake was a ridiculous idea. Own it, Miley!







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  15. Rumor has it Demi is readying a remix of album title track, "Tell Me You Love Me," set for this Friday (Dec. 15).






    Oh tell me it's true.


    Be still, my heart! Rumor has it Demi Lovato is readying a remix of album title track, "Tell Me You Love Me," set for this Friday (Dec. 15).


    There are two artists attached to the chatter. The first is Christina Aguilera. Why? Twitter trolls. Christina fans thought it'd be funny to add fuel to a non-existent fire and create speculation from nothing. Check out this Tweet chain that "confirms" the collab. It caused quite a stir and then they came clean - they lied.










    That's messed up. Why did so many believe it? Because there is reason to believe Demi and Christina actually did record together, but it appears to be for Xtina's forthcoming (lololol) album. Read more about that here.


    Sam Smith is the other candidate, and that rumor has more traction. Demi recently covered Sam's "Too Good At Goodbyes," which prompted a gushy back-and-forth between the two pop stars on Twitter. 


    To be honest, I'd love me a Demi & Christina collab, but not on a remix. It needs to be a proper original. So if there is a "Tell Me You Love Me" re-working on the way, and it does indeed feature Sam, I'll give the Internet mad props for calling it, then loop it on repeat. It's going to be a real treat listening to both of them try and ousting one another.



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  16. Shawn Mendes' Flaunt magazine photoshoot is the gift that keeps on giving.






    Shawn Mendes' Flaunt magazine photoshoot is the gift that keeps on giving.


    The pop star nearly broke the Internet last year when his shirtless photos hit last December, and it's apparently become a tradition. More photos from the shoot popped up on Shawn's million fan tribute accounts on social media, and they're causing quite the stir.


    You're probably not even reading what I'm writing, so take a peek at the photos below. There are more for your viewing pleasure here.







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  17. Justin Timberlake's visual experience is coming.





    Justin Timberlake's visual experience is coming.


    JT has a lot in the works right now. He's readying a new album (the first single is rumored to drop in January) and is gearing up to headline the Super Bowl Halftime Show. He already filmed a music video, most likely for the record's lead single, and could have another one in the works.




    Related:

    Report: Justin Timberlake Will NOT Perform At The Grammys




    The "Mirrors" singer shared a peek behind the curtain on Instagram. Fans are speculating the story he posted is from a new video shoot. According to ATRL, Timberlake's creative director, choreographer, and one of his dancers are spotted in the snaps. It's not set in the most exotic location, but I'm here for a gritty JT visual in the desert. Did that sound thirsty?







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  18. Kesha will paint the world with a deluxe version of Rainbow.





    Kesha will paint the world with a deluxe version of Rainbow.


    It's been a tumultuous couple of years for the pop star, but things are looking up. While she continues to sort out her legal troubles with Dr. Luke, the "Let Em Talk" singer is trudging forward.


    The record was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Pop Vocal Album category, "Praying" got a nod in the Best Pop Solo Performance category, and she just announced a joint tour with Macklemore. It's also worth mentioning Kesha is reportedly releasing "Woman" as the next single, which will be interesting to see how she promotes it considering she already released it with a video, but that's for another post.


    The good news does not stop there. According to the man who mixed Rainbow, Jon Castelli, there's a Deluxe version on the way and it will feature new music.


    "Kesha's A&R offered me another seven songs to mix, three of which also ended up on the album," he says in a recent interview. "Two more of the tracks I mixed will come out on a deluxe version of the album."


    Castelli never mentions that they are two NEW songs, but it's safe to assume from his statement that they are. It doesn't make much sense to re-release an album without new material, but this is 2017 where nothing makes sense so take this with a grain of salt.


    Rainbow is one of the best records of the year. I'm glad she's giving it lots of light.







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  19. Perfect timing.



    Perfect timing.


    We knew this was coming. Ed Sheeran and Beyonce's "Perfect Duet" hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The song sold 181,000 downloads, and because the duet version accounts for nearly two-thirds of the song's total sales for the week (63% to be exact), Beyoncé has been added on the Hot 100 as a co-lead artist, Billboard reports. The original solo version was released the week prior and accounts for the other third.




    Related:

    Ed Sheeran Is Releasing A Third Version Of “Perfect” With Andrea Bocelli




    This marks Sheeran's second Hot 100 No. 1, the other being Divide lead single, "Shape of You." As for Beyoncé? The singer earns her sixth Hot 100 No. 1 as a soloist (in addition to four as a member of Destiny's Child) and her first in nine years, since 2008's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)."


    Both Ed and Beyonce were parched for a new No. 1, so I'm happy for them. Because No. 1 songs are everything and nothing else in music matters besides chart position said no one ever.







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  20. It's important for us to band together to spam Calvin Harris' Twitter timeline with Tweets reminding him of a promise he made five years ago.





    Come through, Calvin Harris.


    Music lovers unite! It's important for us to band together to spam Calvin Harris' Twitter timeline with Tweets reminding him of a promise he made five years ago.


    According to MTV UK, Harris struck up a conversation with a guy named Filip Odzak at a backstage bar in Sydney, Australia, in 2012. Odzak said his dream wedding song was The Spice Girls' "2 Become 1." Harris apparently made a gentlemen's deal that night. If/when Australia legalized gay marriage, he would remix the iconic song.


    Odzak shared a screenshot of a direct message he sent Harris since the legalization. “We made a deal - sealed with a handshake - that you would remix the Spice Girls' 2 Become 1 when marriage equality was finally legalised in Australia," he said. "Well, it just happened today. For five years I've been waiting for this! I'm very excited to hear what you do with the track to celebrate the occasion." It's got over 6,000 Re-Tweets and 20,000 likes.








    Baby Spice Emma Bunton got in on it. “Let’s spice up Calvin Harris," she told The Sun. “It would be fab for Calvin to remix 2 Become 1. It’s always been my favourite Spice Girls song and next week it will be 21 years since it was released as a single."


    Calvin has been on a funk wav as of late, so if he's going to remix "2 Become 1" (he must!!!), then he should steer clear of that. I'm not here for disco Spice. I want an atrocious club banger or nothing at all.


    Please. Please Tweet @CalvinHarris and remind him what's up.







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  21. Now that things are seemingly back on track, Gomez promises to keep focused on crafting a followup to 2015's Revival.


    Selena Gomez is hard at work on her third studio album.


    The pop star has been cooking up new tunes for a while now, but a breakup (and makeup) and a major health complication forced Selena to focus her attention elsewhere this year.


    Now that things are seemingly back on track, Gomez promises to keep focused on crafting a followup to 2015's Revival.


    Selena shared a photo of her in the recording studio and promises to be there "until the next year."


    She also gave a revealing interview to BBC Radio 1's Breakfast Show about it.


    “I think It’s fair to say that people know the year I’ve had,” Selena said, referring to her kidney transplant and battle with lupus. “And I’ve poured my heart into my music and I’ve wanted it to be fresh. It wasn’t really about charts for me or numbers, it was more just about what could I creatively do for my music.” 


    “Yes, I can successfully say that my inspiration for this next album is in full motion and it will be very soon,” Selena continued. “I love surprising people and creating new areas of music I can explore… you know, I was taking some time off for my health and it was good, but now I get to be here, I’ll be back. I’ll be back here with you and hopefully talking about that album.” Listen to the interview at the bottom of the post.




    Related:

    Selena Gomez And Iggy Azalea Recorded A Song Together Titled “Girl Crush”




    That's great news, and we're going to hold her to that. I think she should be allowed out for the occasional breath of fresh air and bite to eat, but other then that, homegirl needs to stay holed up. "Bad Liar" is a pop gem, and the world needs more of them. Sidenote: I'm still pressed that it didn't receive a Grammy nomination, but hopefully Sel's new tunes will appeal to the recording academy in 2019.






     


    Currently. Until the next year. Here’s where I’ll be.


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  22. Kim Petras and Jay Park hop on Charli XCX's twinkly new pop cut, "Unlock It."




    Kim Petras and Jay Park hop on Charli XCX's twinkly new pop cut, "Unlock It."


    Charli has a star-studded mixtape titled POP 2 on the way. It features Carly Rae Jepsen, MØ, Tove Lo, Mykki Blanco, Brook Candy, Chairlift frontwoman Caroline Polacheck, Finnish singer Alma, rapper Cupcakke, Pabllo Vittar, Dorian Electra, Tommy Cash, A.G. Cook, Jay Park and Kim Petras. The latter three joined forces on "Unlock It," a synthy-sparkly gem that finds the British pop star cooing over Cook's gooey production.


    In a new interview with Beats 1 radio host Zane Lowe, Charli says the collaboration came about organically. She hung out with Park in Korea, met Kim at one of Sophie's shows in L.A. and put it together with Cook in New York.




    Related:

    Charli XCX, Tove Lo & Alma's “Out Of My Head” Is A Shimmery Pop Gem






    "Rollercoaster ride in the fast lane / Got the roof down, kiss me hard in the rain," Charli sings. "You got the candy colored eyes / Pink and gold chain, million dollar babe / Whip it out like I'm propane."


    Listen below:









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  23. Keaton is a viral sensation because of his honest and emotional reaction to getting bullied in school.





    Keaton Jones is a viral sensation because of his honest and emotional reaction to getting bullied in school.


    Keaton's mom posted a video of her son crying because kids in school bullied him. It's worth mentioning it was Keaton's idea to be filmed and share his story. The youngster says they made fun of his looks, but he stood strong and relayed a powerful message: bullying is NOT OK.


    “Just out of curiosity, why do they bully?” he asks tearfully. “What’s the point of it? Why do they find joy in taking innocent people and find a way to be mean to them? It’s not OK.


    “People that are different don’t need to be criticised about it. It’s not their fault. If you are made fun of, just don’t let it bother you.”


    In just a few short days, the clip has been viewed more than 22 million times and caught the attention of some of the world's biggest music superstars, including Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez and many more.


    UPDATE: As there typically is, a plot twist has since been uncovered. It appears that Jones' mom Kimberly is racist and an opportunist. Her Facebook account featured several photos of her posing next to the Confederate flag. She also created a GoFundMe page which has already collected more than $60,000 and plans on using that money to buy her family Christmas gifts. I just don't know what to think.


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  24. Lily's new single is a banger.


    UPDATE // DECEMBER 12: Lily Allen has now dropped the official audio. Listen below:





    EARLIER // DECEMBER 11:


    Lily Allen's new single is a banger.


    The British pop star hasn't released a proper album since 2014's Sheezus, but that could all change soon. Allen was reportedly planning on releasing her new LP this past June, but here we are nearing 2018 and no albums plans have been announced... yet.


    Lily's new single, "Trigger Bang," which features London rapper Giggs and production from Fryars, hit the Internet ahead of schedule this weekend.


    Lily didn't sweep the bad news under the rug. She informed fans she's aware of the leak, teased a bit of it on Instagram and added she's working hard to get it on streaming services ASAP.


    "That’s why I can’t hang with the cool gang / Everyone’s a trigger bang, bang, bang, bang, bang," Allen sings over plunky production and a menacing beat. "Goodbye bygones, I’ve got bigger plans / Don’t wanna put myself in your hands."


    It serves some serious M.I.A. vibes, and I'm OK with that.


    Listen below:














    The "F**k You" singer's new album will reportedly include personal songs about the dissolution of her marriage from ex-husband Sam Cooper, her children and the current tumultuous social and political climate. "Weirdly this album is quite insular," she told Jolyon & Heydon on their News Roast podcast earlier this year. "There are a couple of songs that are [political]… but mainly it has to do with me and my relationship with my children, the breakdown of my marriage, substance abuse etc."


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