Lea Michele first won our hearts playing Rachel Berry on the hit Fox show Glee, and now the powerhouse vocalist is gearing up to release her first ever pop album. Lead by the single "Cannonball," the 14 track record, titled Louder, is set to release on March 4th. And lucky for you, we have already given it a spin. The verdict? Well, read below to find out.
To start, the EDM-ridden tracks come off a bit forceful, but when moments of heartfelt storytelling peak through, like in “Battlefield, “You’re Mine,” and “Empty Handed” (which you can only assume is about her late love, Cory Monteith), they shine bright and captivate listeners. The album is filled with tracks about love’s ups and downs, strong piano melodies, bass drops and other elements of today's top 40 pop music.
Pharrell Williams’ return to prominence has come full circle with the release of his latest album, G I R L, the singer/producer’s first album in nearly eight years. The ten-track collection caps a year of the hits for the Virginian super-producer, and he continues his streak with his latest effort. Known for his high musical IQ and eclectic style, Williams taps into what has rapidly brought him to the top of the pop chats, uptempo production, live instrumentation and positively mature lyrics, and while the year is young, G I R L is easily a candidate for Album of The Year. Features from Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus, Alicia Keys and Daft Punk add to the allure of the album, and the chemistry between the artists elevates the album to stratospheric heights. Simply put, the album is an instant classic.
The last year has been very kind to Pharrell Williams, and as he prepares to release his first album in nearly eight years, G I R L, the 'Happy' hit maker is offering a free, advanced stream of his new album via iTunes Radio. The 10-track album is star-studded with guest appearances from Daft Punk and Alicia Keys, along with pop royals Justin Timberlake and Miley Cyrus. Stream 'G I R L' here and be sure to grab your copy on March 3rd!
Este, Alana, and Danielle Haim, better known as HAIM, have dropped their superbly retro video for their single ‘If I Could Change Your Mind,’ and the result is amazing. Taking cues from the ‘80’s, the sisters rock out while absolutely killing it with their dance moves for the Warren Fu directed clip. The single, which is the fifth from their hit debut album ‘Days Are Gone’ will surely be a much talked about track now with its accompanying visuals. Watch the trio’s fun, Fatima Robinson choreographed video below and let us know what you think!
‘Days Are Gone’ is out now.
Ashanti is known for her countless R&B hits that have resonated with the ladies since the early 2000's. Her classic hits like 'Rock Wit You(Aww Baby)', 'Foolish' and 'Mesmerize' still remain fan favorites. She's also had a pretty solid acting career, landing roles in popular films like Coach Carter and John Tucker Must Die . With nearly 6 years since her last album, Ashanti has been out of the spotlight for awhile.
Big Gigantic's new music video for "The Night Is Young" is one big rowdy Mexican party, featuring Dominic Lalli and Jeremy Salken from Big Gigantic, and their friends Cherub, Jordan Kelly, and Jason Huber flew their buds out to Mexico to film the good times!
Nicki Minaj has released the visual to her latest single, Lookin Ass. In the video, dressed in black whilst writhing around on a chair, Nicki dons an au natural look as she rhymes about "lookin ass" dudes that she does not like. The video for the single came days after the undisputed top selling femcee in hip hop posted behind the scene photos via Instagram. The single is set to be featured on Nicki's third studio album, The Pink Print as well as Young Money's compilation LP, Rise Of An Empire, which is scheduled to be released on Mar.11, 2014. Check out the video below!
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January 31st has numerous implications. Namely, it serves as the last day of the first month of the year, but also, it commemorates the blessed day that Justin Timberlake came into this world. And all we want to say is, Happy 33rd Birthday, Justin Timberlake! Askids growing up in the 90's can relate, we watched you grow up from your tween days to your now iconic boy band days- to ultimately, the modern day Renaissance Man that you've become.