With Lady Gaga‘s album coming out next week, she’s going to be everywhere – more so than usual. Starting with The View on Monday, Forbes most powerful celebrity is going to be promoting the release of her highly anticipated album, “Born This Way“. From what I’ve heard so far, I think it is indeed going to live up to the expectations.
MTV just released a trailer for a special presentation called “Lady Gaga: Inside The Outside” that will air on Thursday, May 26 at 9 p.m. ET. It’s an up close and personal interview slash documentary with Mother Monster as she talks about how she became the artist she is today. From the first time someone asked her if she ever thought about writing music to why her hair is blonde to her family values, Gaga touches upon the real her and how she got to where she is…which is on top of the world.
Watch the trailer below. So much Gaga to look forward to next week!
Gorgeous. That’s how I would describe Keri Hilson’s new music video. The “Pretty Girl Rock” singer looks stunning in every shot. I don’t think she’s ever looked this sexy. Unlike her last visual, directed by LaurieAnn Gibson, this one isn’t at all raunchy. In other words, Keri isn’t aggressively gyrating her vajayjay in your face like a crazy horny cougar. Two snaps, girl.
“Lose Control” is Keri’s official fourth singled from her “No Boys Allowed” album and I think its going to be a hot one. Nelly adds some hip-hop swagger to the Stargate-produced track. He joins Keri as she shakes, slithers, and seduces in the desert, while avoiding some intense laser lights. It’s all very “Waiting For Tonight” by J. Lo. Speaking of which, she heats things up in a lagoon a la Lopez in that same vid. Someone’s got a hard-on for Jenny from the block.
Director Colin Tilley filmed Keri along with a handful of bootylicious warrior backup dancers. My favorite part of the video is when Keri dances inside a neon-rimmed box. I totally want one of those on my roof deck. Check it out below.
A while back, Donovan informed you about Jessica & Hunter’s debut single, “What’s Your Favorite Drink?” featuring Markaholic. Today, the video is out and it’s (you guessed it)…AMAZEBALLS! After they try to avoid paying $20 cover to get into the club by saying they’re on the list (as per uge), the cave in and fork over the cash. They get the party started with a sexy shirtless Markaholic, asking the question “What’s Your Favorite Drink?” As you know, the response is: “My favorite drink is alcohol!”
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The UK probably has more girl groups per capita than anywhere else in the world. South Korea probably comes a close second. Two of country’s hottest girl groups both recently released brand new music videos for their respective singles. Both of which will be fighting it out for supremacy on the charts across the pond.
First up are my girls, The Saturdays. Una Healy, Mollie King, Frankie Sandford, Vanessa White and Rochelle Wiseman form the fabulous quintet. Their past single, “Higher” is still on my iTunes pop playlist. Love these ladies. Recently, the fivesome trekked over to Los Angeles to film their latest music video, “Notorious“. The Mac-produced dance-pop track has been receiving positive feedback. Some say it’s Black Eyed Peas meets Kelis and Rihanna. I have to say, I sorta agree. I can definitely see this becoming another hit for them. Hopefully, they’ll crossover and start receiving love from North American audiences.
In the other corner of our UK girl group showdown are newbies, Emily Biggs, Lauren Deegan, Bianca Claxton, Jessica Agombar and Sian Charlesworth, better known as Parade. These girls made a huge splash with their debut single, “Louder” which became a Top 10 hit. Now, they’re back with their follow-up single, “Perfume“, and I predict it’ll be another hit for them. It’s fun and catchy, perfect for summer. Check out both videos below and decide which one is better.
If you’re a 90′s child like me, you’ll be thrilled to know that Aqua has released a new single and video. The most exciting part? It totally will remind you of the good ol’ Aqua we loved back in the day. The new track titled How R U Doin’? pulls in elements from the call and response of Barbie Girl with the heavy synth power that their tracks Cartoon Heroes and Around The World brought us.
The group went on a very extended hiatus from 2001 until 2006. Afterward, the group worked on releasing their greatest hits album with which they released singles My Momma Said and Back to the 80′s. Unfortunately, none of the new hits stuck. I think this new dance track monster might be the trick to get this group from Denmark back on the map.
The video shows the group cruising through a sand course in cars/dune buggies. While the video doesn’t serve a big purpose to the song, it’s some decent visual stimulation to accompany the beat. I think Aqua fans old and new will go crazy for this track and hope all my DJ friends (wink wink) will find a wicked remix of this track so I can hear it at the bar this weekend!
After much delay, Beyonce’s “Run The World (Girls)” music video finally premiered. Taking a page out of Jennifer Lopez & Steven Tyler’s books, she debuted it on “American Idol“. Lopez’s “On The Floor” has amassed over 170,000,000 views. Would Beyonce’s garner as much? Mmmm, probably not. I wonder if using Idol as a launching platform was contingent on her being the guest mentor this week? I’m thinking probably so.
When B delayed the release of her music video, I wrote a post pondering if anything can save “Run The World (Girls)”. Ever since its release, her latest track has experienced a free fall on Billboard and iTunes’ charts. So much so, former bandmate Kelly Rowland was beating her. I don’t think that’s ever happened in their solo careers.
Fans have claimed the reason the song has stalled is due to the lack of any promotion from Beyonce for the single. Personally, even with this lavishly epic visual, I don’t think it’ll help one iota. There’s no saving this bomb. Admittedly, the hook is catchy but that’s a sample so that’s not her doing. The verses, bridge and everything is too much. Too produced and too frenetic.
If you’re a fan of Robyn, you’re going to love Out Magazine’s new editorial piece on her. Not only are her pop art-inspired pictures fantastic, taken by photographer GL Wood, but her interview for the magazine is fascinating as well. No wonder she is one of the most beloved gay icons in recent years.
Robyn first came to prominence when she was just 16-years-old when her debut album, “Robyn Is Here“, became a smashing hit. But as years went on, success in the United States eluded her, despite being huge in Europe. That being said, she wasn’t completely unloved in North America. Much like Kylie Minogue, Robyn’s gay fans kept her relevant when the masses ignored her. Even without this type of loyalty, the Swedish singer identifies with the LGBT community. And it’s not because she’s a lesbian, because she’s not. It’s partly due to her experience being mistaken as a boy growing up.
“I get mistaken for a lesbian all the time — but I guess I do have the most lesbian haircut of any of the girls in my field,” she laughs, referring to her signature blonde bowl cut. “And when I was growing up and I introduced myself to people I’d say, ‘Hi, my name is Robyn and I’m a girl,’ because in Sweden, Robyn is a boy’s name and I had such short hair. My handicrafts teacher thought I was a boy for three years. I tried to tell her I was a girl, but she’d just say, ‘My little boy wanted to be a girl when he was a kid, too.’ Finally my mom had to write her a note that said, ‘Please don’t assume that Robyn is a boy anymore because she’s a girl.’ Having that experience where I was confronted by people’s reactions to what I looked like or what I was supposed to look like made me identify with queerness. It still happens to me all the time, and a lot of the time it happens to me in America because even though what I consider butch is still very feminine in Europe, here you can shock people very easily just by looking a little queer.”
The latest Lady Gaga track to surface from her upcoming Born This Way album is called “Heavy Metal Lover” and I’m loving it! It’s very 90′s like her songs “Marry The Night,” “Edge Of Glory,” and “Hair” but this one also has a hint of Madonna’s “Confessions on a Dancefloor” feel. I think of the songs she’s releases since “Born This Way,” this one is my favorite. It different from the others, definitely making it stand out in my eyes (or ears in this case).
“I want your whiskey mouth all over my blonde south,” and “Dirty pony, I can’t wait to hose you down,” are some of the naughty lyrics you hear from Gaga in this new song.
Less than a week until the “album of the decade” (according to Gaga herself) comes out! Can’t wait! Check out Heavy Metal Lover below.