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  • June17th

    Taylor Swift did it again- another No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart- this time with her new single “Bad Blood” and it’s must see music video. “Bad Blood”, which features rapper Kendrick Lamar, went from No. 53 last week o
    n Billboard’s Hot 100 chart to now No. 1.

    It’s not just the catchy song people are talking about- the music video, which T-Swift herself produced, is full of Taylor’s A-list friends. The star studded cast involves Gigi Hadid, Ellie Goulding Lena Dunham, Hailee Steinfeld, Zendaya and Lily Aldridge and of course Taylor’s BFF, Karlie Kloss, just to name a few.

    Taylor released each member of the cast with their screen names for the video, which each of them got to pick, on her twitter before it premiered at the Billboard Music Awards on May 17th.

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  • June4th

    Swedish house DJ/producer, Alesso, releases his highly anticipated debut album, Forever, and it doesn’t disappoint. The album features singles “Tear the Roof Up”, “Heroes (We Could Be)”, and “Cool”. The album showcases a storytelling element that is very rare among house music. It is a very dynamic album with tracks like “Immortal” that pay homage to his father for his inspiration in classical music to underground tracks like “Tear the Roof Up” that get the crowd dancing.

    The album was released off of Def Jam Records on May 22nd, and has peaked at #13 on Swedish Top Albums chart. The single “Heroes (We Could Be)” peaked at #1 on UK Dance, US Billboard Hot Dance/Club Songs, and US Dance/Mix Show Airplay.

    Alesso is a protege of Sebastian Ingrosso, a member of Swedish House Mafia and he has been making hit records since he hit the scene. Previous hits include, “City of Dreams”, “Calling (Losing My Mind)”, “If I Lose Myself (ft. OneRepublic)”, and “Years (ft. Matthew Koma)”.

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  • August14th

    The biggest and most highly anticipated event of the summer is about to take stage. Nothing tops off the end of the summer with more shock and excitement than the infamous MTV Video Music Awards. Last years award show will be hard to top after Miley Cyrus shocked audiences worldwide with the “twerk” performance along side Robin Thicke or the fulfillment of every 90’s kids dream with Timberlake’s
    performance including N’YSNC. But then again its a new year for music and fi you take all of todays hottest performers and entertainers and put them under one roof .. you’re bound to witness history in the making.

    This years music awards will be broadcasted live from ‘Fabulous Forum’ in Southern California. Expect numerous performances by artists such as Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora, Maroon 5, Usher, 5 Seconds of Summer, Nicki Minaj, and Ariana Grande. If those performances don’t leave you impressed get ready to be blown away because this years Video Vanguard Award will be presented to none other than Queen Bey. Beyonce holds the place at the top of the period this year with a whopping 8 nominations. Quickly behind her is breakthrough artist Iggy Azelea and all time favorite rapper Eminem.

    This year has been groundbreaking for music so this years moon man will be a tough one to snag. Most of the voting categories are closed, but some will remain open until the live show so go help support your favorites, and make sure to tune in Sunday, August 28th for this years MTV Video Music Awards.

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  • July22nd

    One Direction may just have found their twin band, but this time they’re
    girls! The young and beautiful British girl group known as Little Mix got their start just like the boys on the UK version of X Factor where they were crowned winners in December of 2011. Within the next 2 years after the show the spunky girls Perri, Jesy, Jade, and Leigh Anne quickly climbed the ladder of stardom.

    After being the first group to win the competition the girls signed to Simon Cowells record label Syco Records and released their “winners single” which was a cover to the song “Cannonball” by Damien Rice. Little Mix released their first debut album DNA the following year in 2012 which had no hesitation in being a hit sensation with the public. The album charted top five in 8 different countries, and surpassed previous world known girls group Spice Girls’ record of having DNA chart at a higher spot in the U.S then their debut album SPICE. The following year of 2013 got even bigger for the British girls with the release of their second album, Salute. Their single, “Move” off of the Salute album took off and was a major hit throughout major countries once again.

    The best part about these girls is that they don’t have one default sound to their music, they experiment with all different kinds of tones and unique mixes. They dip into trap, old school R&B, a-cappella harmonies, bold emotional lyrics, and fun dance beats. These girls just keep getting hotter and hotter with both their style and music. This year in 2014 Little Mix gears up for their biggest UK tour yet which will hit major cities including the 02 Arena in London. Wishing them the best of luck!

     Curious about what these girls are all about? Check out the groups social media accounts below!

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  • July15th

    18 year old Austin Mahone got his big break into the music industry just
    like singing sensation Justin Bieber did; through  YouTube. Austin started posting videos of him singing covers on the website in June of 2010, a year later he stepped it up a notch and began making his own personal music videos. As he continued to get better, his fan base, now known as “Mahomies” continued to get bigger as well. He racked up a total of 55 million views on YouTube all together. All it usually takes to get noticed on YouTube by big recording companies is for one video to go viral. For Austin, it was a video he posted in October of 2011 of him singing a cover to Justin Bieber’s hit holiday song “Mistletoe”.

    In August of 2012 Mahone announced that he had officially been signed to Chase/Universal Republic Records. He slowly started releasing singles, his first was titled “11:11” followed by his second single “Say Somethin”. It was after these releases that he was chosen as one of the opening acts for Taylor Swifts Red Tour. 

    From there his career began to take off, and not only with just music. In November of 2012 Mahone became the new “Teen Ambassador” for Lil Waynes Trukfit Fashion Clothing Line, and even starred in commercials for McDonalds and Hot Nuts. Mahone has won numerous awards such as MTV VMA “Artist to Watch”, MTV EMA “Best Push Artist” and “Artist on the Rise”. He currently has a hot summer single out “Mmm Yeah” with PitBull. Austin, who is now also signed with Young Money Entertainment, and Cash Money Records is now gearing up to kick off his first head lining tour “MTV’s Artist To Watch Tour” which starts this February in Miami.

    Check out his hit song with Pitbull here !

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  • June25th

    With five studio albums under her belt and the title of Female Vocalist of the Year by the Academy of Country Music five consecutive years only confirms what everyone already knowns—Miranda Lambert is nothing short of the reigning queen of Country Music.

    After having gained recognition as a finalist on the 2003 season of “Nashville Star,” this Texas-born country cutie hasn’t slowed down. Her debut album “Kerosene” landed at number one on the Billboard Top Country Album charts in 2004 and eventually gained a Platinum certification.  Miranda-Lambert-CountryMusicIsLove

    Early top singles such as “Kerosene,” “Gun Power and Lead,” “White Liar,” and “Fastest Girl in Town” earned Lambert a reputation as Country Music’s gun-slinging, tough girl. However, in recent years she has garnered immense success with emotional charged tracks such as “Over You” based on the death of her husband, Blake Shelton’s, brother at a young age and the Grammy-winning power ballad “The House That Built Me.”

    Lambert’s most recent album “Platinum” was released this summer. The album’s first single, “Automatic,” marked Lambert’s 10th top 10 hit on Billboard’s Country Airplay and Hot Country Songs charts. Over all, the album captures many aspects of Lambert and her talent. Power-rock song “Somethin’ Bad”—a duet with fellow Country starlet Carrie Underwood—keeps with Lambert’s tough girl persona. In the album’s title track, Lambert advises: “What doesn’t kill you only makes you blonder.” This platinum blonde, platinum recording, country bombshell continues to be the fastest girl in Nashville’s crazy town.

    Check out Nashville hottest, baddest, blondes here: “Somethin’ Bad”

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  • June24th

    Whether we hear his real name, Marshall Bruce Mathers III; or his alter ego, Slim Shady; or his stage name, Eminem; we recognize those names as this generations most soulful rap artist. Eminem has proved his excellence in the music and film industry for over 15 years. He has stood out for so long because of his constancy and detection to his career. Eminem’s fans have been just as detected in followed him along his journey, as well.

    In 1999, Eminem received his first Grammy Award for his second album, “The Slim Shady LP.” The album won a Grammy Award for “Best Rap Album.” Think that is impressive? Well, get this: his next two albums, which were released in 2000 and 2002, both won Grammy Awards for “Best Rap Album!” Eminem became the first rap artist to win three Grammy Awards in a row. As if that isn’t incredible enough, Eminem came out with the film 8 Mile later that year in 2002. His acting skills were just as spectacular as his expertise in music. Eminem took home over 10 nominations for his role in 8 Mile, and received an award for “Best Male Performance” from MTV Movie Awards.

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    As the next two years passed, Eminem had released two more albums, gone on a world tour, and won several additional awards. With the rush of his career and the complications he was having at home, Eminem spent 2005-2008 recessing his life. We hadn’t heard much from him for those three years but he definitely came back full-force.

    In 2009, Eminem released his come-back album, “Relapse,” which pulled in millions of fans due to the length of his previous hiatus. The next year he came out with another album, “Recovery.” This album was really what brought Eminem back into the game. “Recovery” was awarded the Best Selling Album of 2010 Worldwide! Eminem collaborated with several artists on this album, one of them being the lovely, Rihanna. The two came out with the song “Love The Way You Lie.” The song was presented over 10 awards, placing Eminem at the top of his career.

    Eminem spent 2011 and 2012 working mostly on films and singles, rather than albums. He was seen in the movies Real Steel and 21 Jump Street. Concerning singles, Eminem made sure he was collaborating with only the best of the best. Drake and Eminem released the single, “No Return,” in 2012, while he was also releasing music with artists like T.I., Snoop Dogg, and Dr. Dre.

    Now, in the year 2014, Eminem continues to come out with singles that end up being playing constantly on radio stations worldwide.

     

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  • April15th

    http://fashionbombdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/jhene-aiko-by-marcus-hyde-for-complex-april-may-2014-2.jpgBe sure to keep your ear out for the delicate voiced Jhene Aiko this year. The dedicated singer/songwriter has been writing music everyday since she was a child. She has collaborated with big name artists like Drake, Frank Ocean, Schoolboy Q and the list continues to grow. Aiko recently released an album titled Sail Out which received incredibly positive reviews.

    The beautiful, California original put out a mix-tape in 2011 titled Sailing Souls though her most recent EP, Sail Out was Aiko’s first release with the world watching. The EP debuted at number eight on the US Billboard 200 chart and 34,000 copies were sold with-in the first-week. The album featured guest appearances from Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, and Vince Staples.

    She was discovered by the public eye after appearing on Drake’s track “From Time.” A true honor as Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna are the only women to have appeared on any of his albums. She also opened for Drake’s “Would you like a tour?” tour. Aiko has an incredibly unique emotionless style. She sings with a medicated distance, never getting too up or  down even when she sings songs of despair.

    Jhene has already accomplished so much in her career. She made the cover of Complex magazine (April/May issue) and was also featured on Big Sean’s song “Beware” in 2013 which ended up reaching US Billboard Hot 100. Aiko also recently appeared on Saturday Night Live with Drake, where they performed their duet”From Time.”

    Last week she released a track for her 26th birthday, a soothing tune called “My Afternoon Dream.” She has also put out an accompanying video of her during her trip to Maui, which she and her friend shot and edited themselves.

    Aiko announced her debut studio album Souled Out would be released in May 2014. Additional music videos from her album Sail out are going to be put out soon, prior to the release of her new album. A single from her new upcoming album is also scheduled to arrive soon as well. Aiko has no plans of slowing down and continues to collaborate with talented artists.

     

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