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Watch YouTube star Ryan Beatty's new video 'Hey LA' right here! -- EXCLUSIVE


Pop music fans, consider this your official EW heads up: 16-year-old YouTube sensation Ryan Beatty is going places.

The web celeb, whose videos have racked up more than 31 million views, released his debut EP Because of You in late July, and it reached number seven on the all-genre iTunes album chart — as well as number one on the pop albums chart. Not bad for a kid who doesn’t have a label deal!

Today, Beatty is unveiling the music video for his new single “Hey LA,” an infectious sun-drenched ode to the City of Angels, right here on The song, which falls into the same bright, California-pop wheelhouse as Andy Grammer’s “Fine By Me,” is already earning airplay on radio stations in Las Vegas and, perhaps unsurprisingly, Los Angeles.

The budding star co-wrote the song after his first visit to L.A., where he recently moved with his family to more officially pursue a career in the music biz. “It took two days to film,” says Beatty, who essentially had to shoot every scene twice in order to achieve the clip’s nifty transitions between green screen in-studio performance and glossy city life. “Sometimes I had to get the same exact movement I was doing in the green screen shot,” says Beatty. “I had to make sure every single part of my body was moving at the same time as it was on the green screen.”

Well, it looks like all the hard work paid off. See for yourself in the video below: READ FULL STORY

Gotye creates 'Somebody That I Used to Know' mega-mix from YouTube covers

“Call Me Maybe” has officially won the battle for Song of the Summer — but Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” may yet win the war. Case in point: The following video, which goes a step further than all the other Gotye covers and parodies on YouTube by mashing those clips together, forming an ear worm-y whole that’s much greater than the sum of its lo-fi parts. It’s like the Megazord of Internet culture, only not nearly as cheesy.

Best of all, the video was assembled by Gotye himself: “Reluctant as I am to add to the mountain of interpretations of Somebody That I Used To Know seemingly taking over their own area of the internet, I couldn’t resist the massive remixability that such a large, varied yet connected bundle of source material offered,” he says on YouTube by way of explanation. Gotye: songwriter, videographer, word-maker-upper (remixability?). Marvel at his handiwork below.


The Gathering of the Juggalos infomercial is here, in all its zombie-killing, Ric Flair-shouting glory

For devoted followers of the Insane Clown Posse and the signees to their Psychopathic Records label, the annual Gathering of the Juggalos is the highlight of every year. But for people who simply like to think about what ICP means in the 21st century (and who are steadily amused by their ability to construct viral-ready videos), the day that the Gathering of the Juggalos informercial hits the Internet represents the best part of the calendar.

The 13th annual Gathering goes down August 8-12 at a camp site in the group’s adopted haven of Cave In Rock, Ill., (or “Illinoise” to the folks talking about it in the video below). This year’s lineup is suitably eclectic, featuring the awkwardly-named members of ICP’s label roster (Anybody Killa, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, Twiztid, the Psychopathic Ridas and the like), a smattering of metal bands (P.O.D., Mushroomhead, Fear Factory, Soulfly), a bunch of hip-hop legends and former superstars (Geto Boys, Warren G, DMX, Master P, Raekwon), and, of course, Kottonmouth Kings (who still manage to defy any and all categories). There are also a number of parties, carnival games, seminars, wrestling events, and a barbecue that features cheeseburgers being hurled at you from the stage.

Check out the video below, though be warned: The language is especially salty, and it’s also a whopping 23 minutes long. Still, it’s worth it.  READ FULL STORY

See a video of 13-year-old Shakira singing 'Magia'

If you had access to a time machine, would you A) go back to 1980 and buy a bunch of Apple shares, B) inadvertently seduce your mother and sort of invent rock ‘n’ roll, or C) catch a glimpse of 13-year-old Shakira performing her first single?

If you went with option Shakira, then you might be Perez Hilton, who dug up a video of just that. The vintage clip features the now-35-year-old Colombian pop star singing “Magia,” which the dedicated can find on her out-of-print 1991 album of the same name. Enjoy:


Weird guy with weird mustaches goes viral with weird Rihanna lip-sync video: Watch it here -- VIDEO

Who is Mattstache Ferguson, and what does he want from us?

We’re not sure, but here’s what we do know (thanks to his Twitter account): He’s a New Jersey resident, faculty in an American studies/comm department, a history nerd, a “student affairs professional,” and — these last two are probably the most important — a YouTube lip-syncer and facial hair enthusiast.

Intrigued? Of course you are, it’s Friday. See six of his variously facial-haired heads lip-sync Rihanna’s “Where Have You Been” at you in this already-trending clip:

The Killers' new album 'Battleborn' has a trailer: Watch it here!


The Killers last released a new album in 2008, when they dropped the woefully underrated Day & Age. (Seriously, go listen to “A Dustland Fairytale” again, and make sure you play it incredibly loud.)

The band took some time off, and frontman Brandon Flowers put out a solo album (which also rules—please cue “Only the Young”), but now they’re back with a new album called Battleborn. The group even delivered a trailer for the album, which is both somewhat silly and phenomenally inspired. Watch it below: READ FULL STORY

Beyonce's post-baby concerts: Whitney Houston tribute, Goo Goo Dolls and Lauryn Hill songs

While you were spending your long weekend sitting in beach traffic, drinking too much, and watching the New York Mets show signs of life only to tank against a team that matters, Beyoncé was taking care of business.

In her first series of shows since the birth of her and husband Jay-Z’s daughter Blue Ivy Carter, The Most Beautiful Woman in the World took the stage at Revel’s Ovation Hall in Atlantic City. Boasting that she had lost 60 pounds since childbirth, Bey was in fighting shape, breezing through four nights of wickedly aggressive modern R&B.

The setting only allowed for Beyoncé, a handful of VIP attendees (including First Lady Michelle Obama and First Daughters Sasha and Malia), and Mrs. Carter’s staggering parade of hits, including “Single Ladies,” “Run the World (Girls),” and a medley of Destiny’s Child classics.

Perhaps the most attention-grabbing moments of the night (outside of that crazy weight-loss revelation) came when she dipped into other artists’ catalogs.


Revisit Jimmy Fallon's 'Idiot Boyfriend' video, starring a pre-adorkable Zooey Deschanel


In a few weeks, Jimmy Fallon will release his new comedy album Blow Your Pants Off. It’s his first release since his 2002 debut The Bathroom Wall, though it’s fair to say that Fallon has had other things to distract him in the past decade, including an attempt at movie stardom and a show designed to keep ?uestlove waist-deep in hair-pick money for years to come.

Fallon’s first album, filled with stand-up bits and enough musically competent comedy tunes to land him on the cover of Spin,  featured the single “Idiot Boyfriend” — a nifty little funk jam with some reasonable punchlines (even if the bit about using cell phones for “long distance” sounds hilariously dated in 2012).

The Music Mix braintrust recently rediscovered the official video for “Idiot Boyfriend,” and who did we find playing Fallon’s love interest? It’s a pre-fame Zooey Deschanel, rocking a platinum mane with no bangs (at some angles, she literally appears to have an entirely different head; New Girl indeed).

By 2002, Deschanel had already done attention-grabbing bits in Almost Famous and The Good Girl, but was still waiting for her big indie breakout (which came in David Gordon Greene’s 2003 drama All the Real Girls) and her mainstream coming-out party in Will Ferrell’s Elf.

Check out the video below, and contemplate a simpler time before (500) Days of Summer, “Tebowie,” and this almost completely incoherent interview. Happy Memorial Day! READ FULL STORY

Jimmy Fallon announces star duet partners for 'Blow Your Pants Off' -- Justin Timberlake, Paul McCartney and more

Rejoice, Music Mix-ers: Jimmy Fallon is making his viral parodies official. As we previously reported, the late-night host/part-time wannabe rock star will be releasing his own album, Blow Your Pants Off, on June 12th.

The album is Fallon’s second, following his 2002 release The Bathroom Wall. This time around, his viral-ready Late Night performances take center stage, with previously heard tracks such as “History of Rap” with Justin Timberlake and the Neil Young-does-Willow Smith “Whip My Hair” with no less a guest than the Boss.

Find full track listing below:  READ FULL STORY

French presidential candidate borrows Kanye and Jay-Z's 'N--as in Paris' for campaign video

With the national election getting ready for the long summer slog, we can look forward to a cavalcade of inappropriate song use. (Remember all the musicians who got upset about John McCain using their music during the 2008 campaign? Or when Jackson Browne sued the Republicans? Or earlier this year when Tom Petty asked Michele Bachmann to stop using “American Girl”? Prepare for a whole lot of cease-and-desist letters, Mitt Romney.)

Whatever famous names and songs Romney and Barack Obama end up co-opting for their causes, neither of them will be able to top French presidential candidate François Hollande, who is in the midst of a push towards a run-off vote on May 6 with incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy. In a three-minute spot that plugs Hollande’s support of the Parisian suburbs, he chose Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “N—-s In Paris” as a soundtrack. He even leaves in the wacky Will Ferrell sample.

As a piece of political propaganda, it succeeds, even with lyrical snafus (that “fish filet” line sounds especially goofy in this context). Watch it below. READ FULL STORY

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