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Remember Neneh Cherry? The Swedish singer who released the massive hit “Buffalo Stance” back in the 80s. Well, one of her daughters is following in her footsteps. Meet Mabel McVey and commit the name to memory. You’ll definitely be hearing plenty from her in the future. Her father is also Massive Attack producer Cameron McVey. So, music is definitely in her blood.

The London-based singer recently released a brand new track, titled “Thinking Of You.” If you love laidback R&B-infused tracks, give it a listen. Her melodic smooth delivery reminds me a bit of Aaliyah. And you know, how much I love Baby Girl.

Check out the music video for “Thinking Of You” below. Like her mom, Mabel has a cool sense of style. I would’ve loved it if she swapped out the hoop earrings for some of Neneh’s signature bamboo ones though :)

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This isn’t your daddy’s MILF. Fergie is rebranding the sexually-tinged acronym to one that empowers women.

“Changing the acronym to Moms I’d Like To Follow is about empowering women who do it all,” says Fergie in a statement. “They have a career, a family, and still find the time to take care of themselves and feel sexy. With a wink of course :).”

She’s so serious about the rebranding, she’s even created an Instagram account for the song. I applaud Fergie’s attempt but just like “fetch,” it’s probably never gonna happen.

Initially, I wasn’t a fan of the song, but I’ve somewhat come around. Don’t get it twisted, it’s still not Fergie Ferg’s best but it’s not completely awful either. The music video directed by Colin Tilley, really sells it.

The visual features a cast of beautiful celebrity moms including Chrissy Teigen, Alessanda Ambrosio, Gemma Ward, Tara Lynn, Devon Aoki, Angela Lindvall, Isabeli Fontana, Amber Valletta, Natasha Poly and Kim Kardashian. Peter Porte also makes an appearance as a sexy milkman. Speaking of milk, I like the nod to those iconic “Got Milk?” ads from years ago. Check out the clip below.

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Whether you’ve watched it or not, no doubt you’ve heard about Kanye West’s latest controversial stunt. Dude certainly knows how to attract attention 😉 After being exclusively only available on Tidal, the 39-year-old rapper’s “Famous” video is now on YouTube. All 10+ glorious minutes of it.

Based on Vincent Desiderio’s painting “Sleep,” West’s visual features naked wax figures of Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Chris Brown, Ray J, Donald Trump, Bill Cosby, Caitlyn Jenner, Amber Rose, George Bush and Anna Wintour all naked in bed together with him. It’s certainly provocative.

Naturally, it’s drawn the ire of many including Lena Dunham. The Girls actress called the clip, “one of the more disturbing ‘artistic’ efforts in recent memory.” “The prone, unconscious, waxy bodies of famous women, twisted like they’ve been drugged and chucked aside at a rager…,” she adds. “It gives me such a sickening sense of dis-ease.”

Desiderio responded to Dunham’s criticism with a post of his own.

“Artists are not saints. They’re not people whose first obligation is moral correctness.

As much as I like Dunham and appreciate her, art goes to dangerous places. And this is not to sound like Donald Trump, whom I loathe, but if you want to make it amenable to a certain political class or agenda, what a disaster that would be. It’s like saying, ‘Hitchcock, that guy must’ve really loved killing women.’ Or Dostoyevsky — ‘I don’t like that guy very much.’ It’s horrible to look at, horrible to hear, but there’s also the kernel of salvation. That tension between those two things is where art functions.”

Check out the thought-provoking clip below if you already haven’t seen it.

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Greatest Hits is an ABC summer series that feature artists of today and yesterday performing the defining hits of the ’80s, ’90s and ’00s. During the premiere episode last night, Jason Derulo did Michael Jackson proud with his cover of “Human Nature.” On the July 28th episode, Fifth Harmony pays tribute to one of the greatest groups during the late 90s and early 00s, Destiny’s Child.

The X Factor alums cover four of DC’s greatest hits. In a preview, obtained by Buzzfeed, we see the girls slay “Say My Name” and “Independent Woman, Pt. 1.” The full medley also includes renditions of “Survivor” and “Bootylicious.”

This isn’t the first time 5H has covered Destiny’s Child. Just last year, they did a stripped down version of “Independent Woman, Pt. 1″ for Billboard’s Women In Music event. Check out their latest tribute below, along with Derulo’s MJ homage.

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The British electropop trio are really milking Communion for all it’s worth. “Worship” is the seventh single from their debut album. Eighth if you count the re-release of “Desire” featuring Tove Lo. It’s about time they gave the sublime pop track an official release. It’s one of my favorites.

Much to me delight, the Olly Alexander-fronted act have delivered a worthy visual. They enlisted Matt Lambert to work his directing magic. And boy does he conjure up a visual feast featuring choreography from Ryan Heffington. who’s worked with the likes of Sia and FKA Twigs in the past.

“We’ve built in Olly’s acting and Ryan’s choreography to create a story with emotional layers, conflicts and contradictions. It’s a shame you don’t often see that with LGBTQ characters” — Matt Lambert to Dazed Digital

In the clip, Alexander heads to an empty parking garage filled with other young men ripe with sexual energy. Truthfully, it’s absolutely mesmerizing and worth a watch. Check out Years & Years’ latest offering below.

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Not only does she claim she’s on fleek, but apparently Fergie has all that MILF money as well. Must be nice 😉

The 41-year-old singer kicks off her comeback with a stanky-ass new single titled “M.I.L.F.$.” It’s the first single off her long-awaited sophomore album, Double Dutchess.

Honestly, I have to say I’m a little disappointed. I was hoping for something more in the vein of “Glamorous,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” or anything off her debut solo album, The Dutchess. This is so NOT “Fergalicious.” Instead, it sounds like a desperate attempt to replicate and update her hit single “London Bridge.” Definitely not a fan of this hot mess.

Don’t take my word for it. Check out the single below and judge for yourself. Even “L.A. Love (La La)” is better than this :)

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There were two IMAX shots featured in Adele’s music video for “Hello.” However, the clip for Rihanna’s “Sledgehammer” becomes the first one to be shot entirely in IMAX. And the results are stunning.

Directed by Floria Sigismondi (The Runaways), the sci-fi clip features the 28-year-old singer as a powerful space witch-like figure. Very fitting given the track is the official theme song for Star Trek Beyond. She later transforms herself into a celestial entity that comes face to face with the USS Starship.

“I have been a fan of ‘STAR TREK’ since I was a little girl. I loved the idea that it explored new territory and the unknown. So being able to be the first director to shoot a music video entirely with IMAX cameras and use this revolutionary technology to explore a different type of new territory was a dream come true” Floria Sigismondi said in a statement.

The epic clip is absolutely fitting for the equally epic ballad penned by Sia. This marks the first time RiRi has teamed up with the “Chandelier” singer since the massive hit “Diamonds.” This one has potential to reach the heights of their last collabo. Check out the visual below.

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Demi Lovato Debuts Sultry New Track ‘Body Say’

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Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas kicked off their joint Future Now Tour in style Wednesday night in Atlanta. Lovato debuted a sultry new track and brought out T.I. for a special performance. To boot, the entire concert streamed live on Tidal. Someone’s sucking up to Jay-Z 😉

Body Say” is presumably the first taste off the 23-year-old’s forthcoming new album. As the official cover art teases, the song is a sexy affair. Demetria sings about enticing her lover to touch her body and make her sweat. “Take me there, cause I want your sex,” she sultrily sings.

It’s not fair to pass full judgement until the official studio recording is released this Friday. But it certainly has potential.

Check out Demi’s live performance of her new single below, along with her duet with T.I where she fills in for Rihanna on “Live Your Life.” Once again, I feel if Demi just dialed it back a little, she would’ve sounded fantastic on the rap single.

UPDATE: The studio recording has officially arrived.

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