come and get it


John Newman made a splashy debut with his killer single “Love Me Again” back in 2013. The 24-year-old talent was poised to be the UK’s next biggest export with his soulful powerful voice. Too bad for him, Sam Smith entered out of nowhere and stole some of his thunder.

Newman returns with a wicked new soul-pop track off his forthcoming sophomore album. The John and Greg Kurstin-produced number perfectly showcases his powerhouse vocals. “Come and Get It” will no doubt be as successful as “Love Me Again” and his Calvin Harris collaboration, “Blame.”

To accompany the catchy single, John debuts an equally stunning visual. Directed by Alex Herron, the singer plays the lover to a woman stuck in a toxic relationship. Check out the clip below.

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It took seven tries for Rihanna, but Selena Gomez scored a Billboard Top 200 chart topper on her first try as a solo artist. To be fair, the former Wizards of Waverly Place actress did release three albums as part of Selena Gomez & the Scene, none of which reached the top. Regardless, congrats to the 21-year-old entertainer for achieving this career milestone.

Stars Dance bows in at No. 1 with 97,000 copies underneath its belt according to Nielsen Soundscan. It displaces Jay Z’s Magna Carta … Holy Grail which dropped 40 percent to 77,000 units for a three-week total just shy of 735,000. According to Billboard, Gomez is the youngest female artist to hit No. 1 since Taylor Swift accomplished the feat in 2010. Did you purchase the album? What are your favorite cuts?

Gomez will launch a world tour promoting her hit album on August 14 in Vancouver, BC. If you’ve missed any of the videos released from Stars Dance, check them out below.

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Every summer there’s one Top 40 pop hit that seems to work its way to my group of friends that we play ad nauseum. Hands down so far in 2013, Selena Gomez’s “Come & Get It” is winning the race as our summer guilty pleasure. We can’t get enough of the “na na nas” and the choreography. I’m sure people teen girls will be “impressed” when we bust out our dance moves at the concert 😉

Last night, instead of hitting the city night life for the umpteenth time, we decided to have a girls night in. Thai food, classic quotable flicks (Mean Girls, Drop Dead Gorgeous and The House Funny), girl talk and of course lots of Selena Gomez. The best part of it all was the location- an easy elevator ride down and I was there. Recently, three different friends of Brian and mine moved into our complex and it’s been the best. It’s like a grown up gay frat house with plenty of distance for privacy but close enough to stumble on home 😉

Since Sunday is the day of the week I like to share more personal anecdotes, I thought I’d share these six wicked dance remixes Selena released this week to represent our fun night in. Check out the mixes by Dave Aude, Cahill, Jump Smokers and more below. Be sure to comment on which one is your favorite. Hope everyone is having an excellent Sunday FunDay.

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Let’s get the obvious out of the way. Selena Gomez is beyond gorgeous in the “Come & Get It” music video. The 20-year-old former Disney star lets her burgeoning womanhood all hang out. She even gets a little hands on with an unidentified man, caressing his face at will.

As expected, the clip is visually stunning. After all, it is directed by Anthony Mandler who’s become somewhat the go-to director for the new generation of pop divas. Taylor Swift enlisted him for “I Knew You Were Trouble” and “22.” With that in mind, all his videos are starting to look similar. In fact, “Come & Get It” reminds me a lot of Rihanna’s “Only Girl (In the World).” In all honesty, the Gomez clip looks like a mashup of RiRi’s videos. It all makes sense when you find out Mandler and Rihanna have collaborated more than a dozen times together.

As familiar as it seems, I do like the video. I just wish she had done something in the vein of Iggy Azalea’s “Bounce” where the Aussie rapper went all out Bollywood. Perhaps, Selena was a tad gun shy after receiving flack for wearing a bindi during the MTV Movie Awards. You’ll see her wearing the same outfit from the live performance in the video, just without a bindi.

Watch Selena’s latest below where she embraces her earthy tribal side as she faces off with water, air, fire and wind elements. The open vistas and exotic feel truly are breathtaking.

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Selena Gomez Sings ‘Come & Get It’ On New Track

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I wonder if Ryan Seacrest is pissed. “Come & Get It” was originally supposed to debut on his KIIS-FM show on Monday morning, but made its way online a couple of days early. Selena Gomez herself posted on her Facebook page, “A little early but that’s ok! This has been such a fun ride and I’ve worked so hard on the new record. This song is a fun introduction to what’s coming 😉 Hope you guys like it! Love y’all!”

Co-written by Ester Dean and produced by Stargate, “Come & Get It” is more grown up than her previous singles. I’m loving the slightly Indian-tinged beat. Gomez revealed she wanted to create something fun, sassy and playful. Mission accomplished. It definitely has potential and ripe for a dance remix. The jury is still out if the song is about her ex, Justin Bieber. Check out a bit of the lyrics below and judge for yourself.

You ain’t gotta worry it’s an open invitation
I’ll be sittin’ right here real patient
All day all night I’ll be waitin’ standby
Can’t stop because I love it, hate the way I love you
All day all night maybe I’m addicted for life, no lie.

I’m not too shy to show I love you, I got no regrets.
I love you too much, much to hide you, this love ain’t finished yet.
This love ain’t finished yet…So baby whenever you’re ready…

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