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  1. Iggy Azalea is soaking up her success. Iggy Azalea is soaking up her success.   [adinserter block="1"]   The Australian rapper is genuinely stoked her new song, "Kream," featuring Tyga, hit No. 96 on the Billboard Hot 100. I'm sincerely not being shady when I say good on her! I'm personally so burnt out over chart status – there's genuinely great music that will never touch the Hot 100. Should we skip over them cause Drake has 20 Scorpion songs on the Hot 100? [/rant] Anyway, Iggy posted a couple of clips on social media to share the love.   [adinserter block="2"]   "I'm about to tell you the most loseriest information to be excited about, but I am I don't care," Iggy said. "I am number 96," she sang. "Man, isn't it crazy that 96 can feel just as good as number one. I'd know! I've been both you know. I'm just happy I'm a number! I'm legitimately so happy."   [adinserter block="3"]   It's been a bumpy couple of years for Iggy, so props to her for celebrating a little victory. Watch Iggy's new vid, then re-play the "Kream" video, below:     [adinserter block="4"]   Thoughts on Iggy's chart position? Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  2. Katy Perry is woke in the new issue of Vogue Australia. Katy Perry is woke in the new issue of Vogue Australia.   [adinserter block="1"]   The pop star gets candid about Witness failing to create the same mainstream music magic as her previous works and how devastating that was for her. So much so, she attended a week-long program at the Hoffman Institute last year, which “helps participants identify negative behaviours, moods and ways of thinking that developed unconsciously and were conditioned in childhood”. Speaking with Vogue Australia, Katy said: “For years, my friends would go and come back completely rejuvenated, and I wanted to go, too."   [adinserter block="2"]   "I was ready to let go of anything that was holding me back from being my ultimate self. I have had bouts of situational depression and my heart was broken last year because, unknowingly, I put so much validity in the reaction of the public, and the public didn’t react in the way I had expected to … which broke my heart.” Witness still managed to debut at No. 1 in the U.S., but Katy never faced more backlash than she had during that time. I remember coming for her a lot back then, and I don't feel good about it.   [adinserter block="3"]   “Music is my first love and I think it was the universe saying: ‘Okay, you speak all of this language about self-love and authenticity, but we are going to put you through another test and take away any kind of validating “blankie”. Then we’ll see how much you do truly love yourself.’" "That brokenness, plus me opening up to a greater, higher power and reconnecting with divinity, gave me a wholeness I never had. It gave me a new foundation. It’s not just a material foundation: it’s a soul foundation.”   [adinserter block="4"]   I think Katy said a couple of things she wished she could've taken back, but we shouldn't have turned on her like that. I hope the next record puts KP back on top. See the new photos below:   [adinserter block="5"]   Thoughts on Katy's quotes? Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  3. "I'm solid." "I'm solid."   [adinserter block="1"]   Internet culture puts such an emphasis on No. 1s and where music charts. It's exhausting. Did you know Drake's new album Scorpion has SEVEN songs in the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week? He snatched The Beatles' longstanding record (they had six). THE BEATLES. I mean his new record is phenomenal but Jesus Christ. And when an artist with legitimately great music doesn't even scratch the surface of the charts, we cast them aside. It's not right, and you know who's unbothered about it? Ariana Grande.   [adinserter block="2"]   Someone Tweeted her asking where her No. 1 song is (Ari has yet to top the Hot 100, but it's worth mentioning her first two albums debuted at the top and Dangerous Woman at No. 2), and she responded without f--ks. "i’m so blessed that this is even my life, i’d be out of my mind to ask for anything more," she said.   [adinserter block="3"]   "i’m so proud of my music & grateful for my gift. it’ll happen when it happens & if it doesn’t, I’m solid." Considering how polarizing Ariana is, it is a little surprising she hasn't landed a chart topper yet, but like I stated previously, does it matter?     [adinserter block="4"]   Thoughts on Ariana's response? Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  4. Beyonce & JAY-Z and Cardi B lead the nominees at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. Beyonce & JAY-Z and Cardi B lead the nominees at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards.   [adinserter block="1"]   It's that time of year! MTV announced the nominees for the upcoming VMAs, which will air live from Radio City Music Hall on Monday, August 20 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Cardi received a whopping 10 nominations, including video, song and artist of the year. The Carters received eight, including video of the year, best collaboration and best hip-hop for their most-recent release, “Apesh–.” The blatant Taylor Swift x VOTY snub though...   [adinserter block="1"]   See the full list of nominees below: VIDEO OF THE YEAR Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” – Republic Records Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” – Atlantic Records Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana” – Syco Music/Epic Records The Carters – “APES**T” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – mcDJ / RCA Records Drake – “God’s Plan” – YMCMB/Cash Money/Republic Records ARTIST OF THE YEAR Ariana Grande – Republic Records Bruno Mars – Atlantic Records Camila Cabello – Syco Music/Epic Records Cardi B – Atlantic Records Drake – YMCMB/Cash Money/Republic Records Post Malone – Republic Records SONG OF THE YEAR Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” – Atlantic Records Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana” – Syco Music/Epic Records Drake – “God’s Plan” – YMCMB/Cash Money/Republic Records Dua Lipa – “New Rules” – Warner Bros. Records Ed Sheeran – “Perfect” – Atlantic Records Post Malone ft. 21 Savage – “rockstar” – Republic Records   [adinserter block="3"]   BEST NEW ARTIST Bazzi – iamcosmic/Atlantic Records Cardi B – Atlantic Records Chloe x Halle – Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records Hayley Kiyoko – Atlantic Records Lil Pump – Warner Bros. Records Lil Uzi Vert – Atlantic Records BEST COLLABORATION Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line – “Meant to Be” – Warner Bros. Records Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” – Atlantic Records The Carters – “APES**T” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment Jennifer Lopez ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B – “Dinero” – Epic Records/Nuyorican Productions Logic ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid – “1-800-273-8255” – Def Jam Recordings N.E.R.D & Rihanna – “Lemon” – i am OTHER/Columbia Records PUSH ARTIST OF THE YEAR JULY 2018 – Chloe x Halle – Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records JUNE 2018 – Sigrid – Island Records MAY 2018 – Lil Xan – Columbia Records APRIL 2018 – Hayley Kiyoko – Atlantic Records MARCH 2018 – Jessie Reyez – Island Records FEBRUARY 2018 – Tee Grizzley – 300 Entertainment JANUARY 2018 – Bishop Briggs – Island Records DECEMBER 2017 – Grace VanderWaal – Syco Music/Columbia Records NOVEMBER 2017 – Why Don’t We – Atlantic Records OCTOBER 2017 – PRETTYMUCH – Syco Music/Columbia Records SEPTEMBER 2017 – SZA – TDE/Aftermath/Interscope Records AUGUST 2017 – Kacy Hill – Def Jam Recordings JULY 2017 – Khalid – RCA Records JUNE 2017 – Kyle – Atlantic Records MAY 2017 – Noah Cyrus – Republic Records BEST POP Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” – Republic Records Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana” – Syco Music/Epic Records Demi Lovato – “Sorry Not Sorry” – Island Records Ed Sheeran – “Perfect” – Atlantic Records P!nk – “What About Us” – RCA Records Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood” – Island Records   [adinserter block="4"]   BEST HIP HOP Cardi B ft. 21 Savage – “Bartier Cardi” – KSR/Atlantic Records The Carters – “APES**T” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment Drake – “God’s Plan” – YMCMB/Cash Money/Republic Record J. Cole – “ATM” – Dreamville/Roc Nation/Interscope Records Migos ft. Drake – “Walk It Talk It” – Quality Control/Capitol Records Nicki Minaj – “Chun-Li” – Young Money/Cash Money Records BEST LATIN Daddy Yankee – “Dura” – El Cartel Records/UMLE J Balvin, Willy William – “Mi Gente” – UMLE/Republic Records Jennifer Lopez ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B – “Dinero” – Epic Records/Nuyorican Productions Luis Fonsi, Demi Lovato – “Échame La Culpa” – UMLE/Republic/Island/Universal Music Latino Maluma – “Felices los 4” – Sony Music Entertainment US Latin Shakira ft. Maluma – “Chantaje” – Sony Music Entertainment US Latin BEST DANCE Avicii ft. Rita Ora – “Lonely Together” – Geffen Records Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – “One Kiss” – Columbia Records The Chainsmokers – “Everybody Hates Me” – Disruptor Records/Columbia Records David Guetta & Sia – “Flames” – Atlantic Records Marshmello ft. Khalid – “Silence” – RCA Records/Ultra Records Zedd & Liam Payne – “Get Low (Street Video)” – Interscope Records BEST ROCK Fall Out Boy – “Champion” – Island Records Foo Fighters – “The Sky Is A Neighborhood” – RCA Records Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes” – KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records Linkin Park – “One More Light” – Warner Bros. Records Panic! At The Disco – “Say Amen (Saturday Night)” – Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic Records Thirty Seconds to Mars – “Walk On Water” – Interscope Records   [adinserter block="5"]   VIDEO WITH A MESSAGE Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – mcDJ / RCA Records Dej Loaf and Leon Bridges – “Liberated” – Columbia Records Drake – ‘God’s Plan” – YMCMB/Cash Money/Republic Records Janelle Monáe – “PYNK” – Bad Boy Records/Atlantic Records Jessie Reyez – “Gatekeeper” – Island Records Logic ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid – “1-800-273-8255” – Def Jam Recordings BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY Alessia Cara – “Growing Pains” – Def Jam Recordings – Cinematography by Pau Castejón Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” – Republic Records – Cinematography by Scott Cunningham The Carters – “APES**T” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment – Cinematography by Benoit Debie Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – mcDJ / RCA Records – Cinematography by Larkin Seiple Eminem ft. Ed Sheeran – “River” – Shady/Aftermath/Interscope Records – Cinematography by Frank Mobilio & Patrick Meller Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood” – Island Records – Cinematography by Jonathan Sela BEST DIRECTION The Carters – “APES**T” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment – Directed by Ricky Saix Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – mcDJ / RCA Records – Directed by Hiro Murai Drake – “God’s Plan” – YMCMB/Cash Money/Republic Records – Directed by Karena Evans Ed Sheeran – “Perfect” – Atlantic Records – Directed by Jason Koenig Justin Timberlake ft. Chris Stapleton – “Say Something” – RCA Records – Directed by Arturo Perez Jr. Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood” – Island Records – Directed by Jay Martin BEST ART DIRECTION The Carters – “APES**T” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment – Art Direction by Jan Houlevigue Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – mcDJ / RCA Records – Art Direction by Jason Kisvarday J. Cole – “ATM” – Dreamville/Roc Nation/Interscope Records – Art Direction by Miles Mullin Janelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel” – Bad Boy Records/Atlantic Records – Art Direction by Pepper Nguyen SZA – “The Weekend” – TDE/RCA Records – Art Direction by SZA and Solange Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do” – Big Machine Records – Art Direction by Brett Hess BEST VISUAL EFFECTS Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” – Republic Records – Visual Effects by Vidal and Loris Paillier for Buf Avicii ft. Rita Ora – “Lonely Together” – Geffen Records – Visual Effects by KPP Eminem ft. Beyoncé – “Walk On Water” – Shady/Aftermath/Interscope Records – Visual Effects Supervisor Rich Lee for Drive Studios Kendrick Lamar & SZA – “All The Stars” – TDE/Aftermath/Interscope Records – Visual Effects by Loris Paillier for BUF Paris Maroon 5 – “Wait” – 222/Interscope Records – Visual Effects by TIMBER Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do” – Big Machine Records – Visual Effects by Ingenuity Studios BEST CHOREOGRAPHY Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” – Atlantic Records – Choreography by Phil Tayag & Bruno Mars Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana” – Syco Music/Epic Records – Choreography by Calvit Hodge and Sara Bivens The Carters – “APES**T” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment – Choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Jaquel Knight Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – mcDJ / RCA Records – Choreography by Sherrie Silver Dua Lipa – “IDGAF” – Warner Bros. Records – Choreography by Marion Motin Justin Timberlake – “Filthy” – RCA Records – Choreography by Marty Kudelka, AJ Harpold, Tracy Phillips, and Ivan Koumaev BEST EDITING Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” – Atlantic Records – Editing by Jacquelyn London The Carters – “APES**T” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment – Taylor Ward and Sam Ostrove Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – mcDJ / RCA Records – Editing by Ernie Gilbert Janelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel” – Bad Boy Records/Atlantic Records – Editing by Deji Laray N.E.R.D & Rihanna – “Lemon” – i am OTHER/Columbia Records – Editing by Taylor Ward Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do” – Big Machine Records – Editing by Chancler Haynes for Cosmo Thoughts? Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
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  6. I've watched this clip like 10 times. So fierce. I missed this
  7. Janet Jackson found the strength to carry on. Janet Jackson found the strength to carry on.   [adinserter block="1"]   Janet's father Joe Jackson passed away in June after a battle with cancer. During her show at New Orleans’ Essence Festival on Sunday, the pop star said a few words about her dad before revealing she nearly cancelled the tour. “Without his drive, his strength, we wouldn’t have this success,” she told the crowd. “We’re a black family that came from Gary, Indiana, and we broke all kinds of records around the globe. That’s truth.”   [adinserter block="2"]   Janet added that Mr. Jackson would want her to continue the tour. “I think my father [would’ve] said, ‘Janet, please finish what you started. And I will be there with you every step of the way in your heart.’ So here I am.” Watch below:   [adinserter block="3"]     [adinserter block="4"]   Thoughts on Janet's emotional moment? And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  8. I think the move should have been making a cologne.
  9. Ciara returns! Ciara returns!   [adinserter block="1"]   The pop star hasn't released a full-length album since 2015's Jackie, but that's about to change. It appears Cici has something for us dropping this Wednesday (July 18). In a series of new NSFL photos from a shoot, Ciara repeatedly used the hashtag #LevelUp. One of the captions featured the tagline, "Get Ready To Dance." Giving me "Work Bitch" x Janet vibes. There's also some footage from the video shoot (below).   [adinserter block="2"]   Ciara was in hot water for using the #LevelUp hashtag a while back. It was her way of telling us she upgraded from ex-husband Future to Russell Wilson, but I'm having trouble seeing the lies. Get ready!   [adinserter block="3"]   Are YOU excited for Ciara's new music? Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  10. A MASTERPIECE. Ariana Grande has unveiled the visual for "God Is A Woman." [adinserter block="1"] The pop star premiered the track at midnight on Friday (read about that here), and swiftly followed up with a video. I mean, A MASTERPIECE. In the clip, Ariana is larger than life. No, really. She hula hoops with an entire galaxy and straddles the earth. I'm pretty sure she even fingers a hurricane. When will your favs?   [adinserter block="2"]   It's also got a cameo from Madonna, actual Goddess. She imparts some wise words. Take notes, fam. "God Is A Woman" is definitely my favorite video from Ariana yet.   [adinserter block="3"]   [adinserter block="4"] Thoughts? Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  11. Miley Cyrus has deleted all of her photos off Instagram and blacked out her social media profiles. Miley Cyrus has deleted all of her photos off Instagram and blacked out her social media profiles.   [adinserter block="1"]   Very on trend of her! When Taylor Swift and Harry Styles readied their new eras, they literally did the same thing, so it's safe to assume Miley took a page out of their book and is readying new music. Over 7 billion likes and thousands of photos have evaporated off Cyrus' Instagram and her 70 million+ followers. Her profile pics on the Gram, as well as Twitter and Facebook (including her headers) have changed to the color black.   [adinserter block="2"]   Miley tapped Mark Ronson for new music. The super-producer recently shared a photo of them and said what they cooked up is one of the best songs he's ever created. Considering how many influential tracks Ronson has made, there's some real high expectations here. There's also a rumor Miley and Lady Gaga have a song together. Read more about that here. Get ready!   [adinserter block="3"]   See reactions from the Smilerz below:   Are YOU ready? Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  12. 'Queer Eye' star Jonathan Van Ness is criticizing Nicki Minaj for appearing in Harper's Bazaar Russia. 'Queer Eye' star Jonathan Van Ness (the one with the fierce long hair) is criticizing Nicki Minaj for appearing in Harper's Bazaar Russia.   [adinserter block="1"]   I think some times Nicki's damned if she does, damned if she doesn't, but this time I think JVN made some valid points. He's pointing out that Nicki, who has a large following of gay fans (dare I say the majority?), appears on a Russian magazine despite their inhumane treatment towards people in the LGBTQ community.   [adinserter block="2"]   "Russia has anti LGBTQIA propaganda laws, Chechnya supported by Russia tortures it’s LGBTQIA citizens, & w your LGBTQ+ fans you can’t even speak to that in this interview bc it’s illegal in Russia, what’s good @NICKIMINAJ , this should’ve been a hard pass," he wrote on Twitter. Fans were quick to point out that other famous faces have appeared on Harper's Bazaar Russia as well. It made no difference.   [adinserter block="3"]   I agree with Netflix bestie. It comes off as tone deaf, and considering there are countless other magazines Nicki could have posed for... this was not the move. See what's good below:   Is Nicki Minaj's cover problematic? Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  13. Justin Bieber's revival. Justin Bieber's revival. UPDATE: Bieber confirmed the news via Instagram. The caption is just cringe, so I'll just copy + paste it for you without my two cents. Congratulations to them though!   [adinserter block="1"]   "Was gonna wait a while to say anything but word travels fast, listen plain and simple Hailey I am soooo in love with everything about you!" "So committed to spending my life getting to know every single part of you loving you patiently and kindLY. I promise to lead our family with honor and integrity letting Jesus through his Holy Spirit guide us in everything we do and every decision we make. My heart is COMPLETELY and FULLY YOURS and I will ALWAYS put you first! You are the love of my life Hailey Baldwin and I wouldn’t want to spend it with anybody else." "You make me so much better and we compliment eachother so well!! Can’t wait for the best season of life yet!. It’s funny because now with you everything seems to make sense! The thing I am most excited for is that my little brother and sister get to see another healthy stable marriage and look for the same!!! Gods timing really is literally perfect, we got engaged on the seventh day of the seventh month, the number seven is the number of spiritual perfection, it’s true GOOGLE IT! Isn’t that nuts?" "By the way I didn’t plan that, anyways My goodness does feel good to have our future secured! WERE GONNA VE BETTER AT 70 BABY HERE WE GO! “He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains FAVOR from the Lord!” This is the year of favor!!!!"     Thoughts on Bieber getting engaged? Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  14. Camila Cabello readies her next single! Camila Cabello readies her next single!   [adinserter block="1"]   It appears the "Havana" singer is quickly moving on from the Pharrell-assisted one-off release, "Sangria Wine," because CC's manager low-key confirmed the next release off her No. 1 self-titled. Camila's next single is the Skrillex-produced mid-tempo, "She Loves Control."   [adinserter block="2"]   This gets a thumbs up from me; "She Loves Control" is one of my favorites off the record and fits in quite nicely with my poolside playlist. Justice for "Into It." Listen below:   [adinserter block="3"]   Thoughts on "She Loves Control" as the next Camila release? Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  15. Main Pop Girl Alert! Sabrina Carpenter is on the hunt in her new video for "Almost Love."   [adinserter block="1"]   Main Pop Girl Alert! Sabrina just unleashed A VISUAL for her new song, "Almost Love," the first release off the singer's forthcoming album, Singular (out this winter). In the clip, Sabrina seduces a man, then lures him in for a kiss, but unfortunately for the unsuspecting pretty boy... that brief romantic getaway ends up being his demise. Her smooch transforms him into stone. And in a dark turn of events she keeps his head (and others like him) as a trophy. I like her style.   [adinserter block="2"]   "A lot of the fans that have grown with me since my first album, or even if they knew me from my second album, or if they’re just starting to hear me on this album… they’re growing with me," Carpenter told BreatheHeavy in our interview with her last month. "There’s a lot of people on this album that I’m hoping can see themselves. [When I listened to this album], it’s made me feel a lot more confident and carefree in a lot of ways. I hope people can listen to this and feel that weight off their shoulders. I hope it takes them to another place. That’s my favorite thing about music – it can take me out of the world."   [adinserter block="3"]   Read our interview with Sabrina here. Watch the "Almost Love" video below: [adinserter block="4"] Thoughts on the "Almost Love" video? Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  16. Happy New Music Friday: July 13, 2018 (if you're reading this on a Saturday/Sunday get your life). Happy New Music Friday: July 13, 2018 (if you're reading this on a Saturday/Sunday get your life).   [adinserter block="1"]   Hi fam. Welcome to BreatheHeavy's third New Music Friday post courtesy of Spotify (low-key shocked I've kept this going for three weeks now go me). Every Friday, I'll share with you Spotify's updated playlist of the most-recently released songs. You call it lazy, I call it efficient. It's not possible to fill you in on the ENDLESS stream of songs that spill onto the Internet every Friday (I just don't want to), but this means you are quite possibly missing out on some very good new tunes, and that's not the tea.   [adinserter block="1"]   MØ & Diplo – "Sun In Our Eyes" MØ and Diplo are a dream team. Everything they create is music magic (fight me). Their latest release is no exception. On "Sun In Our Eyes," the Danish singer's raspy vocals melt over Diplo's summery production. "Sun" is the first release off MØ's forthcoming sophomore album, Forever Neverland, due out on October 19th.   [adinserter block="3"]     Black Eyed Peas – "Get It" It doesn't feature Fergie. #Woke Tinashe – "Like I Used To" Tinashe's breakup with NBA star Ben Simmons is a bit of a mess. There are reports claiming T is following him and new girlfriend Kendall Jenner, so she decided to defend herself through song. "Like I Used To" is a mid-tempo breakup bop about lingering regrets. “This s--t too easy like a free-throw/ This s--t might blow up like some C4.” Tinashe knows her ex is dating a reality TV star whose family is notorious for planting stories. Nope, she's not falling for it.   [adinserter block="4"]   Mary J Blige – "Only Love" I never expected to hear Mary J Blige sing over disco-inspired pop production, but I'm glad this exists. “I’ve been in the studio working on new music and was excited to share a little bit with you all,” Mary wrote in an Instagram post. “I had a year of so many ups and downs and have come out the other side with a renewed spirit and a fresh perspective. I’m entering my next chapter with an open mind and heart.” Benny Blanco featuring Khalid & Halsey – “Eastside” Benny Blanco has crafted some seriously massive songs (Katy Perry's “Teenage Dream,” Britney's “Circus,” Rihanna's “Diamonds”), but the super-producer is setting his sights set on a solo career. Blanco tapped Khalid and Halsey for his laidback new tune, "Eastside" (it's worth mentioning Ed Sheeran co-wrote it and Cashmere Cat co-produced with Benny). The song details a sad romance. A.K.A. relatable to all Millennials. [adinserter block="5"] Allie X – “Not So Bad In LA” Allie X's new song is menacing pop at its finest. Over a brooding beat, the singer laments over L.A.'s lame life-style. “In a city that lives while its bright stars die / And you start to get old when you turn 25. Where else can you go when you’ve got that drive,” she sings over ominous production. Eventually, Allie decides L.A. isn't all that bad. Let's agree to disagree. Lil Kim – "Nasty One" An auto-tuned Lil Kim goes IN on new song "Nasty One," the first single off her forthcoming fifth studio album (out in November). It's a bop, but I wonder how it'll translate on stage. No matter – not going to affect my twerk game.   Honorable mentions include Norah Jones, Mac Miller, Childish Gambino, deadmau5 and All Saints. Enjoy: Thoughts on New Music Friday? Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  17. It appears Ariana Grande's Sweetener track "R.E.M." was previously recorded by Beyonce. It appears Ariana Grande's Sweetener track "R.E.M." was previously recorded by Beyonce.   [adinserter block="1"]   Ari is Elle magazine's latest cover girl. To promote the issue, she played a game called "Song Association." They say a word, and she's got 10 seconds to sing a line containing that word. When Elle said the word "dream," Ari sang a bit of her new song, "R.E.M." It goes, "Why you such a dream to me / Before you speak don’t walk / 'Cause I don't want to wake up."   [adinserter block="2"]   The song's production is obviously missing, but the melody sounded VERY familiar to the BeyHive. That's because Queen Bey previously recorded a song titled "Wake Up" with Pharrell. A 12-second snippet of Beyonce's version has existed on YouTube since last year (I'm going to refrain from posting it in case the copyright police are on the hunt, but a quick search for "Beyonce + wake up" on YouTube should pull something up). Since Beyonce never officially released it, Pharrell might've passed it onto Ari. He collaborated with her on several Sweetener songs.   [adinserter block="3"]   The Internet is calling him lazy, I'm calling it efficient. What should you take away from this post? Ariana recorded a Beyonce hand-me-down, and that's OK. Thoughts on Ariana possibly singing a recycled Beyonce track? Leave a comment below! And while you're at it... follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
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