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“I see this app as the wave of the future. I know my fans will swipe right.” That’s his official stance on why he chose to debut his newest music video on Tinder. But could his decision be partly a dig on his ex-fiance Jordin Sparks who debuted “Double Tap” on Instagram recently? I wouldn’t be surprised since there is no love lost between these former lovers.

Want To Want Me” is the lead cut off Jason Derulo’s upcoming fourth studio album. The Ian Kirkpatrick-produced track is a slick and catchy number. Looks like the 25-year-old R&B singer has another hit on his hands, following “Wiggle” and “Talk Dirty.”

For the accompanying clip, Jason enlisted director Colin Tilley to film an equally slick visual. It’s pretty by-the-numbers with Derulo dancing, taking his shirt off, working out and making out with some chick. Check out the video below.

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It’s two Jennifers for the price of one. Jennifer Hudson and former Sugarland frontwoman Jennifer Nettles duet on “You Will.” The empowering ballad was written by Diane Warren and will be the new official anthem for the OWN network.

“I was so touched when Diane Warren came to me and said she wrote a song with OWN in mind,” said Oprah Winfrey. “And then to have Jennifer Hudson and Jennifer Nettles bring the song to life with their stunning collaboration… what a gift.”

Though very different genres, country and R&B artists have often time teamed up for some wicked collaborations in the past. This one is just the latest. Though Hudson steals the show a bit, their vocals complement each other. “You Will” will no doubt do well on adult contemporary stations due to its message and Oprah’s legions of loyal fans. Give it a listen below.

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When disco is mentioned, one can’t help but think of the iconic band, CHIC. They churned out some of the greatest hits from the genre including “Le Freak” and “Good Times.”

Nile Rodgers is the only surviving member of the band. He resurrected the group with a new lineup. The latest incarnation of the legendary disco-funk group just dropped a killer new track titled “I’ll Be There” that will no doubt become a club hit.

Supermodel Karlie Kloss stars in the sexy visual. She connects the past and the present, as explained by Rodgers. She visualizes the past looking at old school vinyl – then gets dressed and goes out to a current party to meet up with Stephen Galloway and the current ?CHIC? lineup happens to be play. The clip directed by Inez and Vinoodh also features vintage footage of the original CHIC members.

The video is being released today because it’s the vernal equinox. What’s that you ask? It’s when day and night are the same length—and because there’s a solar eclipse in parts of the Northern Hemisphere. I’m already obsessed with the single and the video. Check it out below.

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Jennifer Lopez Feels The Light In New Music Video

In: Donovan, Movies, Music
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Jennifer Lopez performed her new ballad on last night’s episode of American Idol. Her choice of gown was relatively demure and prom-like and not the revealing and sparkly designs the 45-year-old entertainer typically wears.

After watching her new music video, it all makes sense. The gown’s train is used as a backdrop as animated aliens dance around her. In essence, J. Lo is a glorified projector screen ;)

Feel The Light” is lifted off the soundtrack for Dreamworks’ animated film Home. Lopez provides the voice of Lucy Tucci, the mother of lead character Tip played by Rihanna. Check out her bright and colorful new visual below.

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Rihanna Drops Two New Tracks From Home Soundtrack

In: Donovan, Music
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Personally, I was hoping the full version of “American Oxygen” would leak first. That’s a potential smash in the making. Instead, two more contributions from Rihanna off the Home soundtrack have arrived. Surprisingly, I’m leaning towards the ballad more than the uptempo track.

As Real As You And Me” was co-written by RiRi and produced by Rodney Jerkins. The 27-year-old’s slow jams often get overshadowed by her club bangers. “Take A Bow” and “Stay” are among her finest moments, if you ask me. This new one, ranks up there.

The second track, titled “Dancing In The Dark,” isn’t a Bruce Springsteen cover, but rather an original composition from long-time collaborate Ester Dean. It’s nice but nothing that immediately jumps out. I suppose it’s suitably fitted for an animated film soundtrack. Check out both tracks below.

listen to both tracks in full

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The inaugural season of Empire finished off with a bang. Not only did the two-hour event drop major bomb after another, its ratings exploded off the charts. The hip-hop FOX drama delivered 16.5 million viewers and a 6.4 rating among adults 18-49.

I knew the series could eventually past the 6.0 rating mark. In fact, it almost reached 7.0 in the 9-10 hour. It narrowly missed at 6.9. Insane.

The Empire Season 1 finale is the highest-rated freshman series finale since Grey’s Anatomy’s debut season in 2005. It also now earns the title as the top-rated TV series in the adult demo airing now, beating The Big Bang Theory.

Speaking of the finale, what was your favorite OMG moment. While I literally gasped when I saw Anika (Grace Gealey) and Hakeem (Bryshere Y. Gray) hook up, the highlight of the night was by far, Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) and Anika’s catfight. Poor Boo Boo Kitty and her pearls never saw it coming.

I love how they tussled on the pool table. Great catfights always find the ladies plunging into a swimming pool. When there isn’t one around, a pool table is a perfect stand-in. Relive the scratching and pulling below and find out which other memorable catfight it reminded me of.

rewatch the catfight after the jump and Vivica’s vintage one

Kelly Clarkson Covers Tracy Chapman For SiriusXM

In: Donovan, Music
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Like I needed Kelly Clarkson to give me another reason to love her. This just affirms my eternal love for the 32-year-old singer. Clarkson slays a cover of Tracy Chapman’s “Give Me One Reason” by giving it a stripped down arrangement. White girl’s got major soul ;)

It’s so good, I felt I had to call in somewhere to vote for her. No wonder she took home the inaugural American Idol title. No one can do a song cover like “Miss Independent” herself.

Speaking of which, fans, including myself, have long wished for Kelly to release an entire album full of covers. That’s guaranteed money!!! I’d buy it for sure. Check out Kelly’s performance on SiriusXM Hits 1 below.

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Calvin Harris better watch his back. He’s got some competition in the looks department. Rising Dutch DJ Martin Garrix is one cutie patootie. Give this 18-year-old a few more years and he’ll be one bona fide hottie.

Garrix teams up with Usher for his new single “Don’t Look Down.” It’s his best offering since his breakout hit “Animals” released in 2013. The dance anthem has a serious shot of crossing over to pop radio. It’s lifted off his highly-anticipated debut album, +x, due out later this year.

Check out the uplifting lyric video below.

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