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  • December8th

    On November 13th, twelve-time Billboard Music Award winner, Justin Bieber, released his fourth studio album titled Purpose. This is Bieber’s latest work since his 2012 record Believe. The “Somebody to Love” singer wanted to take a more minimalist route with this album, creating more electronic based track arrangements. Several singles have already been highly successful upon the release of the new album, including “Where R U Now,” “What Do You Mean?” and “Sorry.” Purpose features many collaborations with big artists in the industry today, such as Skrillex, Diplo, Big Sean, Travi$ Scott, Ed Sheeran, Halsey, and Nas.

    On the weekend of his Purpose debut, Justin Bieber decided to release a music video for every song on his new album to his fans. Bieber posted a new music video every hour on Saturday, November 14th to complete the release of his film titled Purpose: The Movement. The singer premiered the music video film in Los Angeles at the Staples Center on Friday in celebration of his new album. Bieber does not appear much in the music video film, but many of the collaboration artists featured on Purpose appear in the compilation.

    To learn more about Justin Bieber’s new album, visit the artist’s social media accounts below.

    Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Official Website

  • 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

  • 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

  • December3rd

    23 year old Harlem-born rapper and singer-songwriter Azealia Banks released her long-awaited debut studio album Broke With Expensive Taste November 6th. Banks began her official career as “Miss Bank$” back in 2008 at the age of 17 when she dropped out of high school to pursue her career and was quickly picked up by XL Recordings. Banks spent the following years building herself as an artist and eventually broke out with her hit single “212” released in 2012. Prior to Broke With Expensive Taste, Banks had only released an EP, 1991 and a mixtape, Fantasea despite the relatively long amount of time she had spent in the industry.

    Banks’ path to her latest release has been a bumpy one though. According to her, the album has been in the works for over six years now and during that time she has had faling outs with several record labels and two years worth of release date delays, not to mention her countless PR intrigues. The rapper has become known for instigating beef with other artists, ultimately building a public image of having a bad attitude and being a drama queen; many speculate that this attitude may have played a large role in the prolonged delays of her album release.

    Regardless of its background, Broke With Expensive Taste offers the fresh and distinct sound that’s come to be expected of Banks. Throughout the album, she seamlessly switches back and forth between singing and rapping over beats that meld jungle sounding drum and bass, spacey atmospheric synths, and Vogue inspired trap. She even throws in some Latin and 60’s surf rock inspiration. The result is something entirely unique that exudes her Harlem tough girl meets inspired artiste aesthetic.

    Watch The Video For “Chasing Time” Here

    Official Website | Facebook | Twitter

  • October24th

    Pop queen Lady Gaga and jazz and show tune veteran Tony Bennett’s collaborative album Cheek to Cheek was released last month, September 19th. Lady Gaga is a five time Grammy winner and 13 time MTV VMA winner. The performer is known also for her flamboyant statement costumes which she wears everywhere from walking red carpets to walking her dog on an ordinary day. Tony Bennett on the other hand, is known for his long history of traditional pop standards and jazz music, as well as his contribution to the visual art world as a painter. He has won 17 Grammys and 2 Emmys.

    Cheek to Cheek debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The success of the album marks Lady Gaga’s 3rd number one album, and Tony Bennett’s second. It also sets a record for Tony Bennett as the oldest living act (88) to release a number one debut. The album covers eleven jazz standards by the likes of Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, and George Gershwin.

     

    Listen to “Anything Goes,” the first single off of Cheek to Cheek.

    Tony Bennett Official Site | Lady Gaga Official Site

  • 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

  • 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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  • August7th

    Anyone who has seen “Transformers: Age of Extinction” will instantly recognize Nicola Peltz as the stunning, blue eyed Tessa from the fourth installment of the series. This summer has been a critical one for Peltz, as her role in the film has proven to be a breakout into Hollywood.

    Peltz first launched her career as Katara in M. Night Shamalyan’s fantasy adventure, “The Last Airbender.” Though the movie was slammed by critics, Peltz did not abandon her science fiction aspirations. She reeled in the part of Tessa, garnering a role alongside venerated Hollywood names such as Mark Wahlberg and Stanley Tucci. She’s also appeared in several episodes of “The Bates Motel,” A&E’s Hitchcock-reminiscent drama thriller opposite Vera Farmiga

    Although details of her upcoming projects are still under wraps, Peltz has had a promising start in the acting world and will undoubtedly be sought out for future ventures.

    Twitter    “Transformers: Age of Extinction” Trailer

  • August7th

    La_Roux_-_Trouble_in_ParadiseBack in 2009, Elly Jackson and Ben Langmaid of La Roux released their self-titled debut and along with it pop anthems like “Bulletproof,” “In For the Kill,” and “Quicksand.” Five years later, Jackson and her songwriting/production partner, Langmaid are no longer working together–though he still receives credit on six of the nine tracks off of this month’s Trouble In Paradise. Jackson describes the album’s theme as “the feeling of emptiness in a place where there was once joy.” Trouble In Paradise carries a much slower tempo than her debut self-titled work. At the same time, it’s a much warmer and sexier record, influenced by late ‘70s and early ‘80s sci-fi disco as well as dub and ragga. The bouncy pop song, “Kiss and Not Tell” slightly echoes the sound of 2009’s “Quicksand” and “Bulletproof.” Standout track “Tropical Chancer” is, as its name might imply, inspired by the island music of calypso and dancehall. While “Let Me Down Gently” is filled with dance floor rhythms and a steady electronic beat. Watch the music video for “Let Me Down Gently” on VEVO. La Roux kicks off her U.S./European tour on September 19! Check out a list of the dates here.

    Official Website  –  Facebook  –  Twitter  –  Instagram

  • July22nd

    Australian singer-songwriter Sia has released six studio albums. She’s written songs for some of pop’s biggest names: Rihanna’s Sia-1000-Forms-of-Fear“Diamonds,” Ne-Yo’s “Let Me Love You,” David Guetta’s “Titanium,” and Beyoncé’s “Pretty Hurts,” among many others. Her latest release 1000 Forms of Fear is fraught with sad, brutal lyrics that seem far too violent and introspective for Top 40 Radio. This hasn’t stopped her lead single “Chandelier” from climbing its way up the Billboard Hot 100 chart for nine weeks straight, earning a peak spot at #17. “Chandelier” is entirely melancholic in nature and describes the “glitter and fatigue of a party girl’s life” according to MTV. “Elastic Heart” was recorded for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack and also appears on 1000 Forms of Fear. It features The Weeknd’s exceptional croon and an impeccable soundscape courtesy of producer Diplo. “Big Girls Cry” takes listeners on a vulnerable journey through the woes of heartache.

    Don’t get too excited about seeing Sia live in concert anytime soon. According to Billboard, her contract with RCA stipulates that she doesn’t have to tour or do press to promote her new album. She has however performed on Ellen, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Late Night with Seth Meyers. Her Late Night appearance features an interpretive dance from Girls actress and writer Lena Dunham. At each of these performances, Sia only shows the audience the back of her platinum-blonde bob that has become her trademark. She’s more interested in creating visual art, which means putting different people in blonde bobs to lip-synch her lyrics and dance around her stage–as seen in her talk show appearances.

    Official Website  –  Facebook  –  Twitter