It appears David Guetta and Nicki Minaj’s latest collaboration is proving as successful as their previous offering, “Turn Me On.” “Hey Mama” is just on the cusp of breaking into the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10. With the release of the accompanying music video and performance at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, the EDM track should cross the threshold this week.
Guetta and Minaj head to the desert for a Burning Man meets Mad Max-themed visual. Should a Beyond The Thunderdome remake ever happen, I nominate Nicki to step into Tina Turner’s fierce warrior wardrobe. Check out the surprisingly entertaining clip below where Minaj appears as a hologram.
After a seemingly endless parade of Sin City-esque promo posters, Taylor Swift finally debuted her star-studded “Bad Blood” music video. Practically everyone in Hollywood was in it, except the person who reportedly inspired the track- Swift’s frenemy Katy Perry. Was it worth the hype? Yes and no.
Once again, director Joseph Kahn (“Blank Space”) delivers a highly-slicked produced visual. However, given the roster of famous faces involved, I expected a short film with more of a narrative. Instead, it seemed like a treatment for the all-female action flick, The Expendabelles. Speaking of which, if producers find themselves stuck with casting, half of these ladies would be perfect for the Expendables spin-off.
The clip begins with Swift and Selena Gomez teaming up for a heist, before Gomez backstabs her. Taylor then goes through some sort of high-tech boot camp to hone her skills. In the end, Swift along with her female brigade face-off against Gomez in another battle royale.
Joining Swift in the clip are models Cara Delevingne, Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss, Lily Aldridge, Martha Hunt, actresses Hailee Steinfeld, Jessica Alba and Serayah along with fellow musicians Ellie Goulding, Zendaya, and the aforementioned Gomez.
My favorite parts though featured the veterans including Cindy Crawford, Mariska Hargitay and Ellen Pompeo. The latter two might seem out of place, but Taylor has two cats named after their TV alter egos- Olivia Benson and Meredith Grey.
Check out Swift’s “Toxic”-ish (Britney Spears) video below and weigh in afterward.
According to the lyrics, her only intention is to give a good show. Mission accomplished. Her music might not be your cup of tea, but her taste in men is on point and will certainly please you. The 34-year-old heiress packs her latest visual with some serious male eye candy, including one of the hottest Dancing With The Stars pro, Gleb Savchenko.
When I first heard “High Off My Love,” I was meh about it. After watching her sexy new clip, I’ve somewhat come around. Damn her for filming a well-produced and entertaining music video. The EDM track featuring American rapper Birdman is the latest single off her long-awaited sophomore album. Give it a watch below.
The highly-anticipated sequel, Pitch Perfect 2, hits theaters today. Who’s aca-excited? I’m definitely carving out some time this weekend to check it out.
Ester Dean not only stars in the film but provides a cut for the film soundtrack. Why “Crazy Youngsters” wasn’t chosen instead of Jessie J’s paint-by-numbers ballad “Flashlight” as the lead single is puzzling? This energetic track is far livelier than that snoozefest. No disrespect to Jessie, but keeping it real.
Dean not only enlists a few of her Pitch Perfect 2 co-stars like Anna Camp, Brittany Snow and Flula, to appear in the music video but also several YouTube stars. Check Ester and company below acting all ‘crazy’ on the streets of London. It’s pretty aca-awesome and lots of fun.
Weeks ago, Hilary Duff made headlines when she joined Tinder. It appears it was all part of a master plan. The 27-year-old former Lizzie McGuire actress highlights her dating experiences in her new “Sparks” music video. To be honest, it’s practically an advert for the dating app. Is the Duff a secret investor or what?
The Hannah Lux Davis-directed visual splices Duff’s excursions with cute boys with scenes where she shows off some seductive choreography. The response to the clip hasn’t been exactly positive. The Tinder references have turned some off, but I gotta say I enjoyed those moments. I could watch a reality show with Hilary going on these dates.
With that being said, I wouldn’t mind a director’s cut where it features the Younger star just dancing her little heart out. Check out the clip below and weigh in afterward.
With Iggy Azalea involved, an entertaining music video is pretty much guaranteed. The Aussie rapper’s cinematic approach is always on point. I’m willing to bet the farm it was Iggy’s idea to draw inspiration from the 80s cult film, Earth Girls Are Easy. Right?
“Pretty Girls” starts off with I-G-G-Y arriving on Earth in Britney Spears’ pool, looking fierce in her silver intergalactic outfit and skyscraper beehive. After a quick Valley Girl couture makeover, the duo ride top down telling the world exactly how pretty they are.
The Camerdon Duddy-directed clip features both ladies showing off their acting skills. Not surprisingly, it’s a bit awkward and unnecessary, but fun to see, in a hate-watching sort of way. Check out the video below. It’s not a bad clip, but it still doesn’t endear me to the song yet. I’m a little worried this will never grow on me.
Just before Mother’s Day, Ed Sheeran released his latest music video, “Photograph.” The clip which features footage of the 24-year-old’s childhood, no doubt made his mama tear up on the holiday.
As you’d expect, Sheeran was an adorable baby and toddler and like many of us experienced an awkward stage. Just look at the photo above. LOL.
Seriously though, it’s a cute clip that illustrates Ed’s desire to become a musician. Dude had music in his blood from the get-go. Little did people walking by on street know, that the redheaded kid busking would one day be selling out arenas.
Check out the Emil Nava-directed clip below. Not sure exactly what he directed but he gets credit nonetheless.
I’m kinda obsessed with this right now and can’t get enough.
English singer and songwriter Jasmine Thompson originally recorded a cover of Chaka Khan’s “Ain’t Nobody” a couple of years ago. Her rendition cracked the UK Top 40. It’s shocking how much she sounds like Ellie Goulding.
German producer Felix Jaehn has given her cover new life and transformed into a slinky chill dance jam. I fully expect with this makeover, it’ll become an even bigger hit than previously. Check out the cute clip below.