Colbie Caillat’s latest single has already sold 154,000 copies in the US since it’s debut. With today’s release of the music video for “I Do“, I’m sure that number will soar in the coming weeks. It’s current peak position of No. 23 on Billboard’s Hot 100 will also undoubtedly be helped by the visual.
It is well-documented that Colbie, is the biggest one Idol let slip away. I’m sure producers will be kicking themselves again, once “I Do” becomes a bigger hit. With no media promotion on Colbie’s part as of yet, it’s already making its mark. The Ethan Lader-directed video perfectly captures the easiness and breeziness of Colbie’s cheery track. If you love Colbie, you’re going to love the video. She’s such a sunshiny casual beauty, it’s hard for her, not to look effervescent. I think I might be developing a little bit of a crush on Miss Caillat. Check out the video, and you also might be wishing she says “I Do” to you too.
The song “Hollywood Tonight” is one of the better tracks on MJ’s latest (and last?) album. The accompanying video, directed by Wayne Isham, has just been released. The storyline is very “Burlesque” or any other Hollywood dream type movie for that matter, as it follows a young woman (Sofia Boutella) to Hollywood where she strives to make her dreams come true.
She arrives in Hollywood, stars auditioning but doesn’t get the part. She struggles working as a waitress, and low and behold she eventually gets a big part and becomes paparazzi worthy. She takes a stroll, moonwalking across the crosswalk, and finds herself walking down the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She pays a visit to MJ’s star, and breaks out into Jackson inspired dance moves outside Pantages Theatre while in her Jackson inspired outfit. She is an amazing dancer! I’m sure it wasn’t a stretch to play someone living her dream, when she landing this role of a lifetime as the sole lead in Michael Jackson’s music video.
This girl is fierce. Actress, singer, dancer, model, this girl can do it all. She has been a favorite or Calan and Donovan but this video is the one that finally made me stand up and take notice. Channeling some Ms. Jackson If You’re Nasty, Kat Graham delivers a little mash-up titled Love Will Never Do Without An Escapade.
In the video, Kat and her group of dancers jam out to two of Janet’s most iconic songs. I love that she put a modern sound on the song without changing up some of the songs most important harmonies and melodies. The flow between the songs works out well too with her dancers working it out behind her. And lets be real, Kat dances like a beast too.
When Kat isn’t singing and dancing she’s working on The CW’s Vampire Diaries where she plays Bonnie. This gal must have a full calendar. She will also be performing at this year’s Palm Springs White Party. Look at her go!
Reunited and it feels so good. It’s been almost nine years since they collaborated on the monstrous hit, “Dilemna“, but Nelly and Kelly Rowland are finally back together again. “Dilemna” not only topped the charts during the year it was released but also ranked 11th on Billboard’s Hot 100 from the past decade. They certainly have a lot to live up to with their latest duet, “Gone“. Here’s what Nelly told Rap-Up.com about their latest collabo:
“It’s kinda like an extension of the story,… and still playfully having fun with it like we did with the first one.”
Whether or not they can replicate the commercial success, one thing is certain- their chemistry remains intact. Kelly and Nelly headed down to sunny Cancun, Mexico to film the music video directed by Marc Klasfeld (Destiny’s Child “Lose My Breath”, N’Sync “Girlfriend). The adorable duo pose on the sandy beaches of Cancun and cavort poolside. The Rico Love-penned single is the third official single form Nelly’s latest album, “5.0″. Check out the clip below and see if it has the magic of “Dilemna”.
The Fresh Princess of Belair, Willow Smith has tamed down her hair since her last video and gets jiggy with it in her “21st Century Girl” Rich Lee directed music video that just came out today.
With a little bit of magic in the intro, an old woman (played by Cicely Tyson) summons Willow from the sand in the desert. She’s wearing a hooded outfit, and with a hood on and no make up she likes identical to her father, Will. From there Willow and her crew run through the sand, occassionally pulling random objects out of the sand like…cars and sky-rise buildings..You know, normal types stuff. Actually, I have to say the effects in this video are pretty cool.
Eventually the desert turns into the city, and the 21st Century girls in the vid rock it out on the streets in their colorful, funky outfits (Willow wearing a “Boys Need Training” shirt) amidst the surrounding towering buildings. I’m confident as this girl continues to come into her own, she’s going to be on top of the music scene for many years to come…the next generation of teen pop stars.
Usher recently premiered the music video for his current single, “More“. The RedOne-produced track is one of Usher’s better tracks from his last album and has peaked so far at No. 15 on Billboard’s Hot 100. Being a huge Usher fan, I was hoping for a kick-ass music vid for this infectious club track.
While I fully understand Usher is in the midst of his successful OMG world tour, the R&B singer could’ve put forth a bit more effort on his latest clip. It simply mixes footage from his concert with closeups of him lip syncing to “More”. I really think the song got the shaft. It’s too good of a track to have a lazy and cheap music video to accompany it. Watch the video below and let me know what you think.
Superstar blondies, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift songs had been mashed together by DJ Mashup and one superfan (TraceyRemix) took it upon herself to create this amazing video to complement “Alejandro’s Song“. There are mashup videos, and there there’s this video where they are actually blended together seamlessly to look like the two were in each others videos. It’s so well done!
Through the amazing editing, we see the two singing together on stage, chatting on the phone, snuggling on the couch, and much more throughout the video. Check it out!
The upbeat “On The Floor” track that features Pitbull is J Lo‘s first big single in a while (since Louboutins), and the diva just premiered the accompanying music video on American Idol last night. It was shown towards the end of the episode when the judges (including Lopez) pretended they needed more time to deliberate, so Ryan Seacrest suggests showing the music video while they took more time to make their decision on an elimination. Right…. Well, the video is no “Hold It Against Me” or “Born This Way,” but it’s true to what you’d expect from JLo so it that regard, it doesn’t disappoint. Actually, the only thing that was comparable to the Brit and Gaga vids was the product placement the beginning when her driver drops her off at the club in a BMW, takes out a branded jewellery box, and puts on some majorly blingin’ Swarovski earrings. That said, “Don’t be fooled by the rocks” in her box, she’s still Jenny From The Block when she cuts loose on the dance floor inside.
There are a few different JLo’s in this video: (1) A queen-like Lopez who barely moves, judging everyone on the floor from an overhead balcony. (2) JLo in a shimmery bodysuit dancing by herself (3) A more edgy, fun JLo who lets loose on the floor, really bringing the lyrics of the song to life.