Lana Del Rey has released the official music video for her new single, “Blue Jeans.” The video is a hypnotic, slow-moving black and white capture of a poolside romance. Take a look at the video and let us know what you think!
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Progressive pop group Gossip have announced a new album, single, and a developing European tour. Their fifth studio album, “A Joyful Noise,” will be released May 22 through Columbia Records, while lead single “Perfect World” drops today (March 13) for download.
The follow-up to 2009′s “Music For Men” was recorded in England and Portland, Oregon with producer Brian Higgins (Kylie Minogue, Girls Aloud). “I spent the whole year listening to ABBA and not listening to the radio,” admits frontwoman Beth Ditto in a press release.
Here is the full track list for “A Joyful Noise”:
1. Melody Emergency
2. Perfect World
3. Get A Job
4. Move In The Right Direction
5. Casualties of War
6. Into The Wild
7. Get Lost
10. I Won’t Play
11. Love In A Foreign Place
Katy Perry is back on top with her new single, “Part of Me.”
After performing “Part of Me” at the Grammys, the song shot up the Billboard charts to the number one spot, making it just the 20th track in the chart’s 53-year history to bow in the top slot.
According to Billboard, Perry joins a list of stars that includes Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Britney Spears and Eminem (not to mention a host of former “American Idol” champions) who have all accomplished the feat — the last was Lady Gaga, whose “Born This Way” opened at #1 nearly one year ago. In the process, Perry has notched her seventh career Hot 100 #1.
“Part of Me” also rocketed to #1 on the Digital Songs chart, racking up more than 411,000 downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That’s a career-best week for Perry, and is the highest opening number for any artist since Gaga sold more than 448,000 downloads of “Born This Way” last year.
Teenage Dream,” Katy Perry’s sophomore album which spawned a record-tying five No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, will be rereleased as a special edition on March 27. “Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection” will feature three new songs, as well as four re-workings of her “Dream” hits, along with the entirety of the original album.
“Confection” will include the Kanye West-assisted version of Perry’s single “E.T.,” the remix of “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” featuring Missy Elliott, a Jon Brion-produced acoustic version of “The One That Got Away,” and a 7-minute Tommie Sunshine mega-mix of the album’s six singles. The three new songs do not yet have announced titles, although two Perry tracks, “Dressing Up” and “Part of Me,” surfaced online last month before being hastily removed.
“This is the complete story of ‘Teenage Dream,’” says Perry. “This is the complete special edition of my album for my fans.”
(Perry and Jackson will remain tied for the most Hot 100 toppers from any album regardless of the performance of any singles from “Confection.” Should any song released from “Confection” reach No. 1, it would count as a Hot 100 No. 1 from “Confection” and not “Dream”).
Singer/songwriter Lana Del Rey debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with “Born To Die,” selling 77,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. It’s the highest entry for a female artist’s full-length major label debut since Jackie Evancho’s “Dream With Me” bowed at No. 2 on July 2, 2011.
Meanwhile, Adele’s “21″ sits tight at No. 1 for a 19th nonconsecutive week (122,000; up 5%). Next week it could yield the top slot to the new Van Halen album “A Different Kind of Truth,” which was released yesterday (Feb. 7).
Chris Brown will be performing at the Grammys.
Despite being nominated in years since, Brown has not attended the ceremony since his drama with Rhianna. The performance is not meant to be formally announced prior to the show.
Brown is up for three Grammys, including Best R&B Album for his 2011 opus, F.A.M.E., as well as Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for his track “Look at Me Now,” which also features Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes.
Rihanna is also slated to attend on Sunday. She’s set to take the stage with Coldplay and is up for a handful of her own awards including Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for Loud as well Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “What’s My Name?” which features Drake.
Madonna, the unquestionable queen of pop, releases her first single, “Give Me All Your Luvin” from her new album, MDNA. The single features rappers M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj. Madge also released the music video, which features a high-school themed, playful storyline. Check out the video and let us know what you think!
Katy Perry is the latest female pop star to be added to the lineup of performers at the Feb. 12 Grammy Awards show.
Perry is nominated for two awards this year: Record Of The Year and Best Pop Solo Performance, both for “Firework.”
The “Teenage Dream” star also performed at the Grammys last year, singing “Not Like the Movies.”
It was also announced today that Dierks Bentley, Drake, Miranda Lambert and Gwyneth Paltrow will appear as presenters.
The Grammy Awards will be held at the Staples Center in L.A. and are scheduled to air Feb. 12, 8-11:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on CBS.
Madonna’s first single off of her 12th studio album, “Give Me All Your Luvin,’” featuring Nicki Minaj & M.I.A., will be released along with the full video on Friday, February 3rd.
Madonna’s label also announced March 26 as the release date for “MDNA.”
“Give Me All Your Luvin’”, co-written by Madonna, Martin Solveig, Nicki Minaj and M.I.A, will be available exclusively on iTunes from Feb. 3 through Monday the 6th. Its timed release hints strongly that Madonna will perform her new single as part of her Super Bowl halftime performance on Feb. 5.
The video for the track, directed by Megaforce, happens to be football and cheerleader themed.
A portion of the clip will bow on FOX’s “American Idol” on Feb. 2. In an ad now airing on FOX for the episode, Madonna, Minaj and M.I.A. can be seen briefly as an announcer touts, “This Thursday, don’t miss your chance to get a first look at Madonna’s first music video.”
Bruno Mars’ “Doo-Wops & Hooligans” celebrated a year on the U.K. album chart on January 15th by going back to where it started, at No. 1.
Mars’ album debuted at the album chart summit a year ago, falling to No. 2 in its second week, but has never dropped lower than No. 14 in its entire sales year. It now has total U.K. sales of 1.28 million copies, according to the Official Charts Company, but sold a mere 24,000 new units last week to go back to the top.