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Kings of Leon cover Robyn's 'Dancing On My Own': Watch it here


Stand back, Hannah Horvath — there’s more than one way to skin the brilliant dance-jam cat this is “Dancing On My Own.”

Last night on the BBC, Kings of Leon gave it the full-on Joshua Tree slow burn treatment. So far away, but still so near –  watch it here:

The Kings will also headline the ongoing iTunes Festival in London tomorrow night; but you can still experience it live in housepants, too.

Robyn unleashes gender-bent video for 'U Should Know Better' feat. Snoop Dogg -- watch it here


The song is almost three years old — that’s why Snoop is still credited as a Dogg, and not a Lion — but “U Should Know Better,” from Robyn’s Body Talk Pt. 2, is finally getting a formal single release.

And now, a kind of amazing video: U should know that “Robyn” here is a teeny mini with a blond bowl cut, Timbalands, and pretty much all the ninja-punching/floor humping “Call Your Girlfriend” moves; “Snoop” is a lady horticulturist in braids, Adidas, and giant hoops.

Watch it below — and don’t blink or you’ll miss the very special cameo, in full-on moto-leather mom drag, at 2:20: READ FULL STORY

The Lonely Island's newest 'Go Kindergarten' features Robyn -- VIDEO


It’s once again #WackWednesday which means the Lonely Island guys — Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer — are releasing a new song off their upcoming third album, The Wack Album, out June 11.

Today’s entry, “Go Kindergarten,” is a hashtag-happy ode introducing a brand-new, bag-over-head dance craze. The video is billed as “Dance Rehearsal” so it’s presumably a preview of sorts. (Otherwise, allow us to lodge a formal complaint that Robyn sings on the tune, but isn’t actually featured in the video.)

Like most Lonely Island songs, the parody lyrics give way to a straight-up catchy NSFW tune. #Check #ItAllOut #Below: READ FULL STORY

'SNL' star Taran Killam's awesome interpretation of Robyn's 'Call Your Girlfriend' video: Watch it here

As the host of last weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live, Katy Perry delivered a performance that was not quite as successful as fellow non-actress Taylor Swift’s outing but miles ahead of, say, (arguably also non-actress) January Jones.

And If nothing else, she proved that if her next solo album strikes out, she can always front a Florence + the Machine tribute act.

But the true highlight was musical guest Robyn, who spent the better part of the summer on the road with Perry as her opening act. The Swedish pop sensation acquitted herself nicely on the often-difficult SNL musical stage with both “Dancing on My Own” and “Call Your Girlfriend,” all while wearing truly impossible shoes.

Before she even took the stage, Robyn was clearly inspiring SNL cast members – especially Taran Killam, who delighted Towleroad when he turned on the camera at 4:30 in the morning last week to re-create Robyn’s video for “Call Your Girlfriend.”

With the help of a handful of other SNL regulars (including Bobby Moynihan operating the flashlight) and a very furry jacket, Killam nailed the clip’s low-budget, quirky charm with even more penny-pinching flare. Check it out below, and be ready to laugh as much as Vanessa Bayer does. READ FULL STORY

Katy Perry and Robyn take a sweet-toothed teenage dream tour to New Jersey

Katy Perry brought her sugarcoated psychedelic dreamland to New Jersey last night, using her California Dreams tour to tell the story of a young lady who follows her feline companion Kitty Purry into a circuitous Candy Land-esque setting filled with hallucination-inducing brownies, a slutty slot machine (ha?) and a cavalcade of Top 10 hits.

Say what you will about Katy Perry—sure, she has a weak singing voice and her songs are mostly devoid of substance—but as a courier of frothy delights and eye-catching effulgence, she’s become one of today’s most-satisfying pop stars.

Her stage show—which boasted airborne mimes, floating cotton candy clouds and a gingerbread man kick-line—was a visual feast that brought to mind a tweenage version of Cirque du Soleil. And make no mistake: this stage show was a dream constructed for, and occupied almost exclusively by, teens. I doubt more than ten percent of the crowd was over twenty, and most of those adults were chaperoning fist-pumping teens in blue wigs and candy-button dresses. READ FULL STORY

Katy Perry and Robyn dish about Coachella, dancing, PJ Harvey: A Best of Summer Preview!

For Entertainment Weekly‘s big Best of Summer issue (which hits newsstands this Friday, May 27), we got together the two key players from the season’s hottest tour. Katy Perry will be continuing her non-stop road trip in support of last year’s Teenage Dream, and she’s bringing along Swedish pop sensation Robyn (who had her own big year behind the release of her far-reaching Body Talk project). It promises to be an energetic night full of wild dancing and sugary-sweet pop hooks, and should provide the definitive soundtrack to the hot summer months.

In order to properly preview the tour, we listened in on an intercontinental phone call between Perry (who was traveling from New Zealand to Japan as part of her tour of the Pacific) and Robyn (who was chilling with friends in Los Angeles). Their full conversation will be in the issue, but check out this brief exchange they had about when Perry caught Robyn’s live show.

Katy Perry I saw you at Coachella. It was hands down the best show that I saw all weekend. Everybody was dancing for their life, like they didn’t have a choice.

Robyn Yes they did! I’m so happy you were there to see it.

Perry And you were dancing for your life too! Your dance moves are on another level.

Robyn I don’t know. It’s on another level of frenzy! But I’m happy people got inspired.


Robyn to headline Logo's 'NewNowNext Awards' -- EXCLUSIVE

One of our favorite musicians has just booked her next big gig: EW has learned exclusively that pop sensation Robyn will be the headline performer at Logo’s NewNowNext Awards on April 11.

The Swedish phenom, who recently released her critically acclaimed album Body Talk, will join Oh Land and Wynter Gordon as the musical guests for the awards show that honors the next big things in TV, music, film, and media.

Robyn is in good company: Lady Gaga made her first televised appearance on the NewNowNext Awards. We can only hope Robyn becomes as big a superstar as Gaga. Watch the video for Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own” below… READ FULL STORY

Sasquatch! Music Festival announces the Foo Fighters, Robyn, and more as 2011 performers

The unofficial start of the summer promises to be a fun one in Quincy, Wash. After last year’s sellout offering, the Sasquatch! Music Festival at the Gorge Amphitheatre has announced its 2011 lineup. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Memorial Day weekend festival will feature sets from the Foo Fighters, the Decemberists, Robyn,  Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Local Natives, Matt & Kim, and Sleigh Bells, among others.


Robyn opening for Katy Perry on summer tour

robyn-katy-perryImage Credit: Rankin; Emma SummertonRobyn will open for Katy Perry on a North American tour this summer. A Perry rep confirms that (as first reported in Billboard) the Swedish pop singer will join the California gurl on select dates during her June-August run across the continent. Welsh artist Marina & the Diamonds will also open some dates; it remains unclear exactly which acts will appear at which shows. READ FULL STORY

Robyn talks tonight's 'Gossip Girl' guest spot, the 'Body Talk' trilogy, and her gay following: An EW Q&A

robynImage Credit: RankinSwedish chanteuse and longtime EW crush Robyn has a lot going on these days: Her NSFV video for latest single “Indestructible” just hit the interwebs last week; she’s promoting her third album of the year, Body Talk, which will be released on Nov. 22; and she’s got a guest spot performing “Hang With Me” on tonight’s episode of The CW’s Gossip Girl.

With everything happening for her, we thought it high time to check in. Here, she chats with us about tonight’s trip to the Upper East Side, her insane album-recording schedule for Body Talk, and how much she loves her always-adoring gay audience.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: So you’re singing “Hang With Me” on Gossip Girl tonight. You doing the acoustic version or the electric version?
I’m doing the acoustic version there, so you’re going to like that.

Why did you choose to do “Hang With Me”?
They asked for it. I was happy to do it. I love the acoustic version, too, and it’s just what they were doing in the episode. I think I’m not supposed to tell you about what’s going on in the program, but I’m performing that song at a party.

It’s Blair’s birthday party—that information is out there.
Yeah, it’s her birthday party, and I’m brought in to sing.

Are you only singing? Or do you have a little part in the plot, too?
No lines, but there’s a little bit of interaction with me and someone—it was more reacting, because we didn’t really act too much. We were just reacting at our environment, which will be quite fun, I think.

Did you pursue the Gossip Girl spot?
I can’t say that I’ve actually watched Gossip Girl a lot. A guy who works with me watches it a lot, and he said: “Yes! You have to do it. It’s really good.” So I checked a little bit with people I know to see what they thought about it, but I thought it would be a good opportunity to showcase the music. I’m happy for any kind of way of doing that at the moment.

It’s nice to be asked, and you’re in good company—Lady Gaga did a similar spot last year.
Totally. It’s great.

So your third album this year, Body Talk, hits stores Nov. 22. How does this fit into the Body Talk trilogy you’ve been working on this year?
I think that one of the amazing things that happened when I decided to record this album in this way—in the three parts—is that the whole process just brings me a lot closer to the listeners in the sense that I don’t really know much more about what’s going on than you do. That’s really how it is. It’s a process that I decided to explore because I was tired of having the structure where you usually spend two or three years on tour, not being able to record and then going into the studio and needing to make 15 songs in one go. It’s a way of trying to break that structure up a little bit, but it also means that as soon as the record’s done, I send it off to the factory, so while I’m promoting the last album, I’m recording the new one.


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