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  • July16th

    Kid Cudi is a popular hip hop and rock recording artist originally from Cleveland, Ohio. He moved to Brooklyn with his dreams in mind and on a mixtape readily awaiting its discovery. He gained major recognition in 2008 after the release of his first official mix taped named, A Kid Named Cudi. He is currently signed under Republic Records, in addition to his own label, Wicked Awesome Records, which was independently founded by the artist in 2011.

    Kid Cudi is currently up to a few projects this year already. He is soon to be co-starring on Comedy Bang! Bang! which premieres Thursday, July 7th on IFC. People who know Cudi personally say that he is a naturally funny guy- so the show is definitely a different, yet appropriate direction his career is taking him.

    But no worries, Kid Cudi will never forget his creative origins. His upcoming album Speedin’ Bullet to Heaven is still unknown as to when it will be dropped but his Twitter account leads to much discussion about his emotional journey creating his music and the importance of taking the time to do so. For more information, check out his social media channels for updates.

    Official Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube

  • July13th

    Selena Gomez recently surprised her fan following when she announced on Instagram that she is the newest Celebrity Brand Ambassador for Pantene.

    maxresdefaultBesides producing music for her upcoming album, the 22-year old singer has been busy creating a new Pantene campaign, which is said to be released in August 2015. Judging by the pictures of the upcoming campaign, Selena will be rocking a sleek white gown, beautiful gold jewelry and of course her voluminous, dark locks.

    This major ad campaign was perfect for Gomez, as she states in a behind the scenes shoot, “I’ve used it [Pantene] my whole life, and their message for women — being ‘strong is beautiful’ — and what they represent is so what I embody and what I want my fans to feel comfortable in”. Fans are pleasantly surprised, knowing that this is Selena’s first beauty campaign. We are excited to see what Gomez and Pantene have in store for the future!

    Instagram | Twitter | Behind the Scenes Shoot

  • 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.

    WATCH MUSIC VIDEO HERETWITTER | TaylorSwift.com | Instagram

  • 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)”.

    Heroes (We Could Be)Tear the Roof Up | Website | Twitter | SoundCloud

  • June1st

    rihanna-diorRihanna’s highly anticipated collaboration with Dior was exactly what fans wanted to see, as she was seen strutting her “bad gal” look in the Dior Secret Garden IV campaign. Fashion icon Rihanna, who has been known to rock Dior on the red carpet multiple times, is the perfect match for this campaign with her edgy, sleek look. In March 2015, Rihanna was announced as the first black woman for the Parisian fashion house. With that being said, this fashion partnership is one for the books since Rihanna is the first woman of color to be seen as the face of Dior.

    Rihanna showed clips of the campaign on her Instagram before it was released which led to anticipation from her fans. Also, Dior released the video campaign first, via Twitter.

    On May 18th Dior released the 4:00 minute video, where Rihanna was seen in Dior’s fierce looks as she was roaming through the Palace of Versailles in France. Rihanna is seen bringing light to the dark rooms in Versailles, while wearing Dior’s hottest looks. This video was shot only using candlelight and moonlight, according to director Stephen Klein. The candlelight and moonlight showed off the metallic pieces of the newest Esprit Dior Tokyo collection. We look forward to seeing what else Rihanna has in store with Dior.

    SECRET GARDEN IV CAMPAIGN | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER

  • September15th

    After a whirlwind year, Jess Glynne has become one of the UK’s most talked-about talented new artists. She began 2014 by collaborating on two number one tracks; “My Love” with Route 94 and “Rather Be” with Clean Bandit – the fastest-selling single of the year so far.

    Described as the new queen of house music, Glynne released her own debut single “Right Here” which charted in the Top Ten. She performed at Wireless and Glastonbury and has received praise by fellow British singers, Adele and Lilly Allen. With her debut album on the horizon and a tour commencing in October, Glynne is one of the British singers to watch out for!

    Twitter | Instagram | Right Here Music Video

  • 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.

    MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS WEBSITE

     

  • August12th

    Jacob Anderson’s breakout role was in Adulthood (2008), co-starring Danny Dyer and directed by Noel Clarke. He has appeared in British TV favourites such as The Bill (2007), Primeval (2008), Skins (2012), Silent Witness (2012) and the BAFTA award-winning Broadchurch (2013). His film credits include 4,3,2,1 (2010), co-starring Emma Roberts, Chatroom (2010), co-starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Comedown (2012), co-starring Adam Deacon. Since 2013, he has featured in HBO’s smash-hit TV series Game of Thrones.

    Anderson is also a successful singer, known by his stage name Raleigh Ritchie. He has collaborated with Plan B and is due to release his full debut album later this year as well as performing live with Outkast at this year’s Wireless Festival. Expect exciting things from this multi-talented star.

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  • August12th

    20-year old Ella Eyre burst onto the British music scene last year when she featured on Rudimental’s smash hit “Waiting All Night”. The song was number one on the UK singles chart and won the British Single of the Year at the 2014 Brit Awards.

    Eyre has collaborated with a number of other well-known artists such as Naughty Boy, Wiz Khalifa, Bastille and Tinie Tempah. She was also the runner up for the BRIT Critics’ Choice Award2014. This is an exciting year for Eyre as her debut album is due to for release; she has a solo tour and is playing at a number of festivals including Glastonbury and V Festival. Be sure to keep an eye out for this amazing young talent.

    Twitter | Instagram

  • 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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