“Motivation” was Kelly Rowland’s biggest hit since “Dilemma” back in 2002. While most of the gays love her club anthems, they don’t fare as well on Billboard. Given that “Motivation” hit No. 1 on the R&B chart and Top 20 on the Hot 100, it only made sense Kelendria Trene Rowland attempt to catch lightning in a bottle twice by enlisting Lil Wayne once again. Sadly, “Ice” hasn’t blown up as intended. Perhaps, the scorching hot new music video will fix that.
Directed by famed fashion photographer Matthew Rolston, Rowland sizzles in her new music video. Just like her vocals, Kelly oozes with sex with every move, glance and expression. She looks PHENOMENAL. The clip features the singer in some FABOOSH hair including one wig that harkens back to her early Destiny’s Child days. Just like her music videos of late, there is plenty of hot shirtless brown sugar to give you a toothache. Damn, these brothers are fine. Check out the new clip below.
Perhaps playing shapeshifter Luna on True Blood has inspired Janina Gavankar on her new career path. Taking a cue from her character, the 31-year-old is shifting from actress to recording artist. Gavankar recently debuted her music video for “Waiting For Godot” and it’s breathtaking.
Her transition to music isn’t all that shocking given her background. In addition to majoring in Theatre Performance at the University of Illinois at Chicago, she trained as a pianist, vocalist, and orchestral percussionist. This half-Indian and half-Dutch stunner was also part of a girl group named Endera, who were once signed to Cash Money/Universal Records. I’m sure this isn’t what her former record label had in mind with regards to musical direction when she was part of the group.
“Waiting For Godot” is based on Samuel Beckett’s iconic 20th century play in which two characters, Vladimir and Estragon, wait for the arrival of someone named, wait for it… Godot. Given the inspiration for the track, the music video makes complete sense. That said, if want to delve more into the clip’s meaning, I highly suggest researching Beckett’s play. For me, I’m just wowed by the beautiful imagery in the Caitlin Pashalek-directed vid. Gavankar is gorgeous in every shot, playing two different personas. Watching it, I got a whole Ellie Goulding meets Bjork vibe. Check it out below.
Kelly Clarkson’s newest video is of Biblical proportions. The original American Idol battles earth, wind and fire in her “Catch My Breath” clip. The 30-year-old singer even walks on water. At least that’s what it looks like. During all this, Clarkson is absolutely stunning while ‘catching’ her breath. Who knew I could be so captivated watching, in essence, four minutes of Kelly hair flipping in slo-motion. I can honestly say, I don’t think I could do that with a Beyonce vid.
Kelly’s first compilation Greatest Hits – Chapter One hits stores next week. “Catch My Breath” is the first single off the greatest hits album and a great way to celebrate the singer’s first ten years since winning the FOX singing show. Like the song, the clip is stripped down without too many frills- the perfect showcase for Kell’s powerful voice and girl-next-door looks. Being in love certainly suits the Texan native. Check out the music video below.
It’s a long weekend up here in Canada so as we remember those who have served to protect our country, let’s fill our cup and toast to them. And what better way to celebrate than with Ludacris, Usher and David Guetta. Luda is preparing to release his new album, Ludaverse with this track serving as it’s official lead-off.
Titled, Rest of My Life, this trio have brought the party with Guetta’s signature dance floor antics with smooth melodies courtesy of Usher and some wicked verses from Luda himself. The song talks about making the most of your life which Ludacris makes very clear is alcohol, weed and money. I’m glad his priorities are in check.
The video showcases Ludacris and Usher performing infront of a backdrop of smoke on a highway while Guetta’s clip see him dancing on a platform in a room by himself with some club lighting. All this is intercut with clips of glaciers, crashing waves, a random basketballer and some people falling in love. While I’m sure the premise of the clip is to “live your life,” the video is a bit random. Thankfully, after a few drinks, the video doesn’t even matter and the song just makes you dance. Check it out below.
Azealia Banks has released a preview for her “Fierce” music video with the help of online retailer, ASOS Fashion, with whom both Azealia and Ellie Goulding have signed on with as spokesmodels.
“Fierce” is from Azealia Banks’ new album and all of the looks found in the video can be purchases on ASOS.com. In the video, there are some extreme closeups of the rapper combined with clips of Banks in several fabulous outfits. In the first verse, Banks raps, “Bambi, belle of the ball / Banji, better than them all / Never been a flaw / Pretty kitty manicure the claws, silly / Never been a draw / When I purr bet he wanna paw / Cause a stir when she on the floor / Giving it her all / Champagne always on the pour.”
Check out the 1:20 preview of the music video below!
Oh. Em. Gee. Just when I started to forget about that time period where Rebecca Black and several other girls that came after her became viral video hits for their cheesy music videos, a new one comes out of nowhere. The song called “It’s Thanksgiving” was written and produced by Patrice Wilson, the man responsible for all of the other ones as well.
The singer is Nicole Westbrook and just like Rebecca Black reminded us about the days of the week, Westbrook reminds us about the major holidays throughout the year and that now, “It’s Thanksgiving“. My favorite part is when she raps at the dinner table: “Yo, it’s thanksgiving, giving and I’m trying to be forgivin’ / Nothin’ is forbidden, that you know we gotta have / I gotta give thanks to you and you and you / Can’t be hateful, gotta be grateful / Gotta be grateful, can’t be hateful / Mash potatoes on my, on my table.” LOL.
Watch the video below for a good laugh and/or to get you in the mood for Thanksgiving Dinner later this month. Oh, and one more thing: she sings into a turkey leg as a microphone.
Rihanna has just released her music video for her latest single, “Diamonds” and the buzz before it was released suggested that it was a post-apocalyptic theme, but that is not the case. In fact, I’m not sure what the theme is.
The video features countless closeups of Rihanna, who gets emotional as she sings the lyrics. Other intermittent clips include a burning rose, a pile of diamonds, a closeup of Rihanna’s tattooed fingers on some guys tattood arm, two affectionate horses, and more. Towards the end, we see clips of what could be considered apocalyptic but if it is, it’s not clear. Lastly, we see Rihanna floating face up in a body of water as the camera slowly pulls up and away.
There are some very beautiful and interesting shots in this Anthony Mandler-directed video, but all together there’s no real common thread other than maybe sadness?
Ke$ha‘s music video for “Die Young” single has finally dropped today. In the video, she’s some sort of cult leader and when she arrives, her hot & sex-charged cult followers carry her into this building where they worship her and behave as if it’s the last night of their life (ahem…orgy). The video has a lot satanic imagery and illuminati references to go along with the theme.
The song was produced by Dr Luke, Cirkut and Benny Blanco and the lyrics are relatable to anyone who wants to live life to the fullest. In one of the verses, Ke$ha sings, “Looking for some trouble tonight / Take my hand, I’ll show you the wild, side / Like it’s the last night of our lives / We’ll keep dancing till we die.”
Overall, the video is not bad but wasn’t as good as I thought it was going to be. The concept was interesting and it started off okay, but as it went on, I got kind of bored. I love the song though. Watch the video and share your thoughts below.