Well, this is Deee-liteful. It’s a mod, mod black-and-white world for Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea — 99 problems but a primary color ain’t one.
Click below for contortionists, sequins, and a whole sax-load of swirly ’60s graphics: READ FULL STORY
Field trip! Somebody dropped J.Lo off in the Mojave Desert with a dance bag full of leotards and a smoldering bohunk on a motorcycle to film the video for her newest single, “First Love.”
Watch the video that our EW colleague Tim Stack dubbed (not wrongly) “The Grapes of Wrath meets Crossfit” below:
In Tori Amos’ new video for the smoky single “Trouble’s Lament,” off her freshly released Unrepentant Geraldines, the fiery-haired singer croons, “Trouble needs a home, girls/She fell out with Satan, now she’s on the run,” as she sits in a diner watching three ladies — all named Trouble? — escape their dark pasts with some sly tricks and sleight of hand.
The North Carolina native spins a tale echoing her Southern roots. In this story, it’s a woman standing at the crossroads and bartering for her soul. And the Devil, it seems, is happy to help her out…who do you think drives that getaway car? Watch it below: READ FULL STORY
How did you spend your Memorial Day weekend? Did you go to the beach, hang out at a barbecue, or get married in a cartoonishly extravagant ceremony you’re bound to regret?
Former Journey singer Steve Perry found his own way to celebrate the holiday– by stepping up on stage and singing live for the first time in almost 20 years.
After moving 438,000 downloads in its first week (the fourth-best-selling debut ever for a female artist), Ariana Grande’s “Problem” is now officially a contender for the 2014 song-of-summer title.
But the 20-year-old pop star originally didn’t think the swagger-fueled jam would be a single. “It was so different from me,” says Grande, who had her breakout hit last year with ’90s throwback “The Way,” featuring rapper Mac Miller, and was best known before that for her roles on the Nickelodeon series Victorious and Sam & Cat. She decided to go with the Max Martin-produced track after getting some advice from her friend Big Sean. READ FULL STORY
Thanks to the polar vortex, it’s slated to be an extra-brutal summer. While you wait on the inevitable sweaty radio bangers, stay cool with some of our favorite tracks from the final days of spring.
Ought “Habit” Every time a really good art-rock bell rings, David Byrne gets his wings (or smiles mysteriously, at least).
The Fresh & Onlys “Animal of One” San Francisco psych rock excellently updated, with extra reverb.
EMA “3Jane” A mod-goth mood piece as horizon-spanning as singer Erika M. Anderson’s native South Dakota.
Theater director Kenny Leon, who was just nominated for a Tony for Best Direction of a Play for his work on the revival of A Raisin in the Sun, knows that his next project is perhaps the most challenging of his career.
Then again, the subject whose songs inspired the new show was no stranger to struggle. Holler If Ya Hear Me, a new musical written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Leon, is inspired by the life and work of late hip-hop legend Tupac Shakur.
It’s been a big couple of weeks for the Black Keys. They performed on SNL, released their eighth album, Turn Blue, managed to escape from the sinister clutches of Danny McBride on our cover, and now they’ve got themselves their first ever chart-topping record.
Mariah Carey’s upcoming album was first advertised as a Beyonce-style drop, with no warning or promotion. (That announcement, of course, negated the whole idea of a surprise release, but anyway.)
It’s also the name of his band Maroon Five’s (yes) fifth album, V, due Sept. 2. The followup to 2012’s Overexposed will reunite the band with longtime keyboard player Jesse Carmichael, and reportedly features production by several members of the Hot 100’s varsity squad, including Max Martin, Ryan Tedder, Benny Blanco, and Shellback.
The band has signed a worldwide tour deal with Live Nation, and is scheduled to announce tour dates within the next few weeks; the album’s first single will arrive this summer.