On Thursday night during American Idol, Jessica Sanchez and Ne-Yo performing their new single “Tonight,” and in this live performance, Donovan said it wasn’t her best in his recap of the episode. Yesterday (Friday), the Idol alum released the music video for the song which we’ve embedded for you below.
Teaming up with Ne-Yo is never a bad thing when you’re a teen reality show castoff trying to build your singing career. “Tonight” is much more of a dance-pop song than we’re used to seeing Sanchez do so it’s kind of cool to see her change her image up and let loose in her club-vibe video.
Check out the video below and let me know what you think. I’m looking forward to seeing what’s next from her!
Remember MTV Icon? The short-lived tribute annual special ran between 2001 til 2004. Each year, the network would pay homage to a musical act they deemed a cultural icon. Aerosmith, Metallica and The Cure were all celebrated on the series. The inaugural honor, however, went to Janet, Miss Jackson if your “Nasty,” Jackson.
For her special, MTV brought in several acts to honor Jackson. Outkast kicked things off with a performance of their then-hit “Ms Jackson.” The rest of the night featured other pop acts either covering Janet’s biggest hits or paying homage in their own way. My two favorite moments from the special came from a video by ‘N Sync and a dance tribute from P!nk, Usher and Mya. The boy band filmed an exact replica of my favorite Jackson hit, “That’s The Way Love Goes.” Meanwhile, the trio strutted their stuff to some of Janet’s iconic choreography. It was EPIC.
Not everything was a success though that night. Destiny’s Child, Macy Gray and Buckcherry all bombed big time (IMHO) with their respective covers. The evening ended with Janet performing “All For You” accompanied by dancers wearing some of her signature looks from her music videos. Check out some of the performances below.
Man, Robin Thicke is one sexy mother effer. I love his music, his look, his moves, and his latest music video for his new single, “Blurred Lines.” The singer, who stars in the Real Husbands of Hollywood, is preparing to release what will be his sixth studio album.
In both the song and video, Thicke joins T.I. and Pharrell and I for one am a fan of both. The song is upbeat, funky, sexy and has certainly added a little kick to my morning. The song is produced by Pharrell as well and in a part of the chorus of the song, Thicke sings, “I know you want it / But you’re a good girl / The way you grab me / Must wanna get nasty / Go ahead, get at me.” An entourage of sexy female models join the boys in the video as they all get nasty to the song together. The song reminds me of Usher’s “Twisted” and Madonna’s “Give It To Me,” which also both feature Pharell. Although I was reminded of those songs from the beat and a few of the sounds, this one is of course very different and has the Robin Thick twist. As someone I know says on occasion, this song and video is a “panty dropper!”
Watch the video below and let me know what you think. I can’t wait to hear the rest of his album when it comes out!
One of my two favorite songs on the Justin Timberlake‘s new album is without a doubt, “Mirrors.” JT just released the music video for the song and it’s pretty incredible. The video is dedicated to his grandparents, Sadie and the late William Bomar and tells the love story of a couple that goes through hard times only to realize that they are each others mirror…”staring right at the other half of me,” as Justin says in the lyrics.
The video is 8 minutes and 20 seconds but I was captivated the whole time. We cut between a few different times in the couples relationship. Early on in the honeymoon phase, later on in a difficult time just after what looks like was an intense fight or a breakup, and finally when the two are an elderly couple and looking back on their life together. It’s pretty intense and I definitely teared up while watching it. I can’t help but wonder if the song was written about how he and Jessica Biel had split up in the past and eventually found their way back to each other. This might even be one of my favorite JT videos. Definitely check it out below and share your thoughts on it in the comments. I should note that Justin Timberlake doesn’t come into the video until close to the end.
Before you get to the video, you should also know that JT has confirmed that there is indeed a second part of The 20/20 Experience album. At a release party in LA last night, Justin set things straight in an interview with Ryan Seacrest. “I need to clear up a rumor,” he told the crowd. “This whole thing about this being the first half of the album is true.” The word on the street was that a second 20/20 album would be released some time later this year. The rumor was first circulated by Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson on the message boards for the Roots’ Okayplayer label. “Spoiler alert. 20/20 Vol 2 comes out in nov,” Thompson said. “10 songs now…..10 songs later= 20 vision.” Exciting stuff! Now enjoy his brand new video below!
The last time I wrote about New York based singer Mister Chase it was for his catchy single, “Sippin’ Tea.” This time, he’s slowed things down with a beautiful cover and made really beautiful video to go along with it.
Chase covered Rihanna’s “Stay” track, which is a pretty intense, emotional song and one of my favorites from her recent releases. I also really loved the stillness in her music video for it. Chase pulled it off in my opinion and tells the story of the song as handprints are left on his body by a guy who fades in and out of the video. Both guys have rockin bods, I might add.
The video was uploaded only a few days ago and already has over 10,000 views. Good job, buddy! Enjoy the cover below.
Havana Brown has finally released her music video for her single, “Big Banana” feature Prophet and R3hab and we’ve got your first look below. The track is her third single from her debut EP, When The Lights Go Out. The video was directed by Einar Egilsso and I freaking love it.
In the video, we see clips of Havana Brown dancing in front of a random gathering of people in the living room of a mansion and it’s so ridiculous that it works. In other clips, we see her sitting on the floor of a bedroom eating a banana, laying in a bathtub of colorful balls, and more random weird sh*t. I love that they went totally weird with the video and committed to that 100%.
Watch the video below. Who doesn’t like a nice big fat banana, right?
I love all kinds of music. From folk music to dance anthems, and pop tracks to country tunes, you’ll find all genres represented very well in my iTunes library. But no matter what phase I go through, R&B will always be my first love… especially slow jams. The latest track from Trey Songz is totally up my alley. So glad that R&B is making a bit of a comeback after being barely nonexistent in the 2000s.
“Fumble” is one of my favorite tracks from Songz’s fifth studio album, Chapter V, released last summer. I’m happy that he finally released a music video for it. Given that it’s probably the last official cut from the album, the video is what you would expect. It’s concert footage spliced with some standard studio shots. That said, the black and white clip directed by Manuel Concha provides a nice backdrop to the 28-year-old singer’s emotional outpouring. The Swedish director begins it with Trey giving a heartfelt apology to a woman for being the man less than what she deserves. Check it out below.
“It’s basically a song about having the one person that’ll do whatever for you, the one person that’ll go to the end of the world and back, and you not realizing it until it’s damn near too late,” Trey Songz said to Billboard. “It’s essentially about having someone’s heart in your hands and dropping it.”
For those of you that have been watching The Real Housewives Of Vancouver over the past two season, you know that Mary Zilba has reignited her singing career with a new single called “Hero,” inspired by one of her three sons. The music video has finally come out and first debuted on MuchMoreMusic on Sunday. We’ve got it for you to check out below!
The video is actually really beautiful and well shot. The video is set on a ranch and Zilba sings about her song Chase being her inspiration, as he struggles to learn guitar even though doctors had told him that it wouldn’t be possible. As time passes, Mary’s actual son chase is in the video, playing guitar and singing to a pretty girl, as his mother looks on from the window, proud as can be.
Mary Zilba looks absolutely beautiful in the video and I think they absolutely nailed it in how they brought the lyrics to life and really told the story that Mary wanted to tell. Congratulations, Mary!