On her new song for the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack, British singer Ellie Goulding croons “love me like you do … touch me like you do,” which is, well, appropriate given the context. READ FULL STORY
When it comes to pop lyrics, every year has its ups and downs, and 2014 seemed to have higher highs and lower lows than most. We had the vivid imagery of Pharrell’s “Me and 20 girls doing yoga naked” from Future’s “Move That Dope” that reminded us of everything we fell in love with Pharrell for in the first place, and the sublime simplicity of Bobby Shmurda’s “About a week agooooo.” Then again we had the ugly “Loyal” following us everywhere, as well as Kevin Gates’s domestic violence apologia “Posed to Love Me” that counteracted most of those happy feelings.
After a wild and weird year in pop, we’ve picked five of the best and five of the worst lines that came our way.
As Beyoncé so succinctly puts it, “World stop… carry on”: “Feeling Myself,” probably one of the most exciting tracks off of Nicki Minaj’s new album The Pinkprint, has leaked online.
The song, which you can hear here, features Beyoncé singing about when she dropped her self-titled album last year to the surprise of just about everyone, saying she “stopped the world” with her now Grammy-nominated record. READ FULL STORY
From the surprise release of her self-titled album just before the year started through her On the Run Tour to the various zeitgeist-shattering videos, remixes, and awards show ceremonies (not to mention a notorious example of shit going down in an elevator), pantsless superhero Beyonce has had 2014 steady on lock. Just to make sure we somehow don’t forget about her and her flawless (pretty much) album between now and Dec. 31, she’s about to release a “platinum edition” of it that includes a couple new tracks and a few remixes, plus a DVD, photo books, and a 2015 calendar (because she apparently plans on owning 2015 as well). It doesn’t come out until next Monday, but the new tracks–including the Nicki Minaj-enhanced “Flawless” remix and a “Drunk in Love” remix with Kanye–are already on Spotify. Get to streaming.
In case you somehow didn’t hear, Beyonce, the woman who managed to keep an entire album and its 17 videos under lock and key last year, had two songs—”7/11″ and “Ring Off”—leak in one week. But instead of throwing a fit, she’s handed us a video for “7/11″ early. It’s not exactly the glossy, Beyonce-esque production we’ve come to expect, but it’s just as fun to watch.
Tuesday’s Jeopardy! categories included U.S. city nicknames, literary awards, weights & measures, and… Beyoncé.
The questions aren’t too tough—even a casual Bey fan could probably get all the answers correct — but it’s entertaining watching the evening’s players very seriously answer questions like, “In an SNL skit, Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg, in leotards and heels, replaced Bey’s female dancers in this video.” (What is “Single Ladies”?) READ FULL STORY