In light of his third "Pop Up" compilation, Perez Hilton rendezvoused with fans and pop enthusiasts at Webster Hall for a performance by Betty Who, and surprise guests, Savoir Adore and Nina Sky. The event began promptly as guests mingled with a Miley Cyrus printed body-suit clad Perez and a bubbly Betty Who. Delicious Cupcakes were up for grabs and "DNA" Monster headphones were on display. Savoir Adore filled The Marlin Room with a whimsical & rhythmic setlist followed by an energetic DJ set by Nina Sky. Dynamic rising pop star, Betty Who, ended the night with two new songs, "High Society", "Right Here" and the hit single "Somebody loves you."
Avril Lavigne, pop music's favorite pint size badass, proved last night that she's still our favorite punk rock princess. She's come a long way from looking like a poster child for Hot Topic with her converse, black nails, pin straight brown hair and "I don't give a f*ck" attitude, but the spunk and pure talent is beaming from her now more than ever before.
With Highline Ballroom completely packed with fans of all ages, a grown and sophisticated Avril took the stage. Standing at only 5'1 with waist-long blonde locks and a dress, she managed to stay true to her punk rock image with a pair of killer combat boots. Not only did the fans in attendance get to experience this very intimate concert, but people around the world were able to stream the concert live at home courtesy of 2vLive.com, a website that broadcasts live concerts.
For pop superstar Lady Gaga, what started out as an album launch event has now spawned into a full blown tour, as her ArtRave has now become 'ArtRave: The Artpop Ball' tour. While all dates for the tour have not been announced, there are some confirmed dates for the tour which is set to begin May 4th in Florida. See below for the list of confirmed tour dates.
Confirmed ArtRave: The Artpop Ball" Tour Dates
5/4 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - BB&T Center
5/6 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
5/8 - Pittsburgh, PA - Consol Energy Center
Britney Spears’ eighth studio effort, Britney Jean, coined as one of her most personal records to date, isn’t as much an autobiography as it’s a bunch of producers throwing together ten tracks about dancing, partying and relationships on an album. It still leaves much to be desired as the record ultimately tells you nothing of Britney Spears’ crazy life from the past few years; she’s still very much an enigma.
Rising star Sky Ferreira has dropped new visuals for her album's title track 'Night Time, My Time' today. The minimal video, directed by Grant Singer and Michael Stine is a very dark and cinematic piece that definitely catches the mood of the record. Check out the video here and let us know what you think.
It seems that Avril Lavigne is making a comeback this year and in a big way. With a new marriage to hubby Chad Kroeger and a new self-titled album, Avril Lavigne is back on top as your favorite unconventional pop princess with an edgy spunk.
On December 3rd Avril will make her way to NYC for an exclusive and intimate performance at Highline Ballroom entitled the Avril Lavigne Experience. The concert will be recorded live and streamed only at 2vlive.com, so if you can't make it to NYC on December 3, make sure you tune into the livestream of the performance at 2vlive.com at 8 pm.This one night only performance is as exclusive as it gets! Fans will be able to get a full live set with Avril right here in NYC. She'll be playing a lot of her new singles and hopefully some throwbacks as well! Sk8r Boi we hope!
Here at Joonbug, we love great music, and the super talented English singer/songwriter Estelle is one of our favorites. When she’s not releasing music, she designs, lends her voice to television, and she can throw down in the kitchen as well. We caught up with Estelle and chatted about her busy life and what fans can expect from the multi-talented star.
Most of us know Estelle for her soulful voice, her songwriting prowess, and her dope lyricism, and as she gears up for the release of the final installment of her three-part EP series, ‘Love & Happiness‘ due out next month (December) under her new independent label, Estelle’s star has never been brighter. “I was working on the album, and I had tracks just sitting there,” says Estelle of the conception of the EP series, “and I wanted to keep giving music to the fans.” The creative theme behind the series is set to three classic romance films; Love Jones, Waiting to Exhale, and How Stella Got Her Groove Back, and Estelle captures the roller coaster ride of love on every second of each installment. Citing the track “So Different” from Volume 2: Waiting to Exhale as her favorite record from the series, Estelle calls the single the “summation of where I went” in regards to her personal connection to the song and EP series.
Lady Gaga is a New Yorker, and as many others deal with the reality of the impending closure of the iconic Roseland Ballroom, Gaga is planning on closing it out the right way. Beginning on March 28, Gaga will host four shows at the venue, which is a dramatic shift from her usual Arena show, but will be a great chance for fans to get an intimate show from the pop star. Tickets will range from $50 to $200, and buyers will receive a commemorative upon arrival. The tickets will be available in waves, as members of Gaga's LittleMonters.com get the first batch via random selection on Nov. 21, followed by Citi credit card holders via Citi's Private Pass Program on Nov. 22. General admission tickets go on sale on Monday, November 25 via Ticketmaster at 10am.
International Pop upstart Just Ivy is in the midst of something special. Having already worked with Akon, getting numerous industry co-signs, and working with the legendary Laurieann Gibson, Ivy is definitely heading in the right direction. She recently released her Akon-assisted debut single, "Paradise," and is prepping her DJ Khaled produced second single "Bad Girl Takeover," featuring hip-hop star, Meek Mill, for release. We caught up with Just Ivy to find out more about her, and how she is handling her newfound success.
How did the collaboration between yourself and Akon come about, and what were some things you learned working with a superstar so early in your career?