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New Sade song, 'I'm Still in Love With You': Hear it here

The first of two new songs from Sade’s upcoming Greatest Hits collection has arrived, and it is—as one would expect from the smoky, ever-elegant chanteuse—a cover of a 1974 lighters-up power ballad from a hard-riffing arena-rock gods Thin Lizzy.

Are we joking? We are not! Stream her eminently smooth take on the band’s “I’m Still in Love With You” below: READ FULL STORY

Sade returns with U.S. summer tour and a greatest-hits disc, featuring a new Jay-Z duet

If it isn’t about her music or performing it, chances are you won’t hear a peep from Sade. The notoriously reclusive R&B icon prefers to live her life rather than being interviewed about it.

Thankfully, the Nigerian songstress will be Stateside this summer on tour along with opening act John Legend. And as she announced Wednesday, she’ll be releasing a greatest hits record titled The Ultimate Collection on May 3. The 28-track double album will feature classics ranging from her 1984 Diamond Life debut to 2000’s Lover’s Rock and 2010’s seventh best selling effort, Soldier Of Love.


Britney Spears' 'Femme Fatale' officially streaming online: Read our review here


Britney Spears’ extensively leaked seventh studio album isn’t due until March 29, but fans can cherchez la Femme right now on AOL, where it’s currently streaming in full (click here to listen.)

For Adam Markovitz’s complete review of the record, including his picks for its best tracks, see our issue on stands this Friday. But just like Brit, we love a tease—so find a partial version of his take below: READ FULL STORY

Janet Jackson: 44 and still nasty during Number Ones show at New York's Radio City Music Hall

Not many artists so far removed from a hit record can fill up a venue as large as Radio City Music Hall. Nearly a decade has passed since Janet Jackson last topped the Billboard hot 100 singles chart (“All For You,” 2001). But there she was Friday night—hair short and slicked—in a sexy, tight gray jumpsuit singing to a packed house on the first of three nights of her Number Ones tour at the famed New York venue.

Oh, how easily we forget. Or perhaps it was just me… Janet’s got hits! Obviously, it’s called Number Ones for a reason. She has ten that have reached the No. 1 spot on the hot 100 during her career, 26 altogether in the top 20, and of those smashes several have ranked above all in their respective R&B and dance charts.

Jackson opened with her 1987 R&B chart topper “Pleasure Principle” and continued with a blitz of classics. Somehow I remembered the words to them all. As did my fellow fans, pausing from reciting lyrics only to squeal or hoot. “Alright,” “Miss You Much,” and  “What Have You Done for Me Lately” all came partnered with the crisp choreography from there ’80s videos. Her voice, both feathery and gruff at times, was strong all evening. There appeared to be no lip-syncing, which she’s often accused of.

In true Janet fashion, the show was sexually charged. READ FULL STORY

Jennifer Lopez debuts 'On the Floor' video on 'American Idol': Watch it here

Jennifer-Lopez-new-videoAbout a week ago, we here at The Music Mix posed the question: Is J.Lo back? Well, after watching the music video for her new, Pitbull-laced single “On the Floor” debut on American Idol earlier this evening, the answer is rather resoundingly: Yes! The video (coupled with her genius judging skills on Idol) is a return to glamour and fabulousness for the diva who, less than two years ago, could be found falling off her Louboutins while singing the miserable “Louboutins” at the AMAs.

Before we go further, watch the video here, and then enjoy my commentary right afterward:


Emma Roberts and Dave Franco make out, wear stripes in new Cults video, 'Go Outside': Watch it here

Brooklyn boy-girl duo Cults won’t release their first album until May, but their single calling card—the chiming, charming pop pastiche “Go Outside”—earned them multiple gold stars in bloggyland last year.

And now, it’s hitched them to two young movie stars, Emma Roberts (It’s Kind of a Funny Story, the upcoming Scream 4) and Dave Franco (Greenberg) who play star- (or more accurately, dimension-) crossed loves in the mod-ish, French New Wave-inspired clip below. (It’s part of MTV and Mean’s Supervideo project, which pairs musicians with actors and filmmakers—and brought us last year’s Anna Kendrick/LCD Soundsystem matchup.)

“The story revolves around a film fanatic who’s obsessed with the work of Jean Luc Godard,” Franco (yes, he James’ younger brother) tells EW. “It reminds me of how music videos used to be. There is a narrative, and it feels more like a short film than a traditional music video.”

Watch Franco and Roberts fall in amour fou, after the jump: READ FULL STORY

Kanye West's 'All of the Lights' video is bright and angry: Watch here

The video for the most grandiose record on Kanye West‘s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, “All of the Lights,” finally dropped this weekend.

The Hype Williams-directed, Gaspar Noé-inspired clip features a light show that might require viewing with sunglasses. In it, West plays a father who abuses his daughter’s mother, and when he returns from jail he fights the new man in her life (and bed). Now his daughter is walking around fatherless, while West laments life’s stresses atop cop cars.

It’s a wild storyline, I know. But somehow it works. The track itself features several notable vocal talents (Fergie, Alicia Keys, Elton John) but Kanye only pulled in Rihanna, who sings the hook and Kid Cudi, who handles the bridge, for the visual.

Check out the video after the jump.


Paul Rudd joins castmembers of 'SNL' and 'The Daily Show in cameo-crazy New Pornographers video 'Moves'

Behold, the Oceans 11 of indie rock and alt comedy: A video so stuffed with stars of stage, screen, and stand-up that it can hardly be contained by the mere parameters of YouTube—or, apparently, the confines of Paul Rudd’s third-trimester-preggo belly.

Watch below as Rudd, Kevin Corrigan, SNL‘s Bil Hader and Horatio Sanz, Community‘s Donald Glover, Daily Show-ers John Hodgman, Jon Oliver, and Wyatt Cenac, and many others (that’s a rough wig game, Ted Leo) gather for Canadian collective the New Pornographers‘ anthemic jangle “Moves”—a cocaine-pizza-fueled fable of show business “rise and rise”: READ FULL STORY

Rihanna and her leashed pet Perez Hilton get naughty in 'S&M' video: Watch here

rihanna“I may be bad/But I’m perfectly good at it,” Rihanna belts in her absolutely raunchy new single “S&M.” “Sticks and stones may break my bones/But chains and whips excite me.” With lyrics like those, we expected an equally risque video. And yes, she’s delivered. This morning the pop star debuted the visual, featuring just about every tool necessary to fulfill a slave and master fantasy. The aforementioned whips and chains are in play, as are mouth gags, saran wrap, and blowup dolls.


Britney Spears Tweets a first look at 'Hold It Against Me' video: See it here!

Dying to see what master-of-the-music video Britney Spears is going to pull out of her bag of tricks for her forthcoming “Hold It Against Me” video? Behold! Over the weekend, Brit-Brit Tweeted a first look at the shoot for the clip—the picture at the left shows her in a red suit (reminiscent of that lacquered lusciousness she wore in “Oops, I Did it Again” vid, maybe?), appropriately bottled-blonded, and surrounded by about a zillion microphones. Not exactly sure how that all plays into the idea of holding it against Britney if she said she wants your body now, but I’ll go with it at this point. With all that pressure, who wouldn’t need a vacation tonight? (OK, I’ll stop it with the silly, lyrical puns.)

Besides just the photo, Britney also Tweeted words! On Saturday, she said, “Day 1 of the HAIM shoot with [director’ Jonas Akerlund. Such an incredible experience. I think this will be one of the best videos I have ever done.” Yesterday—with the photo—she wrote, “Day 2 is a wrap! #HIAM video coming soon…”

Are you guys excited for the “Hold It Against Me” video? Can you make any sense of the photo? Sound off in the comments below!

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