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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)”.

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

  • 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!

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  • September12th

    Flying Lotus “Never Catch Me” feat. Kendrick Lamar (You’re Dead!, 10/7/14)

    P Reign “DnF” feat. Drake & Future (Dear America, TBD)

    TV on the Radio “Happy Idiot” (Seeds, 11/18/14)

    Eminem “Guts Over Fear” feat. Sia (Single)

    Emilie Haynie “A Kiss Goodbye” feat. Sampha, Devonte Hynes & Charlotte Gainsbourg (Single)

  • 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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  • July18th

    Jhene Aiko “To Love and Die” feat. Cocaine 80s (Souled Out, 7/18/14)

    Usher “She Came To Give It To You” feat. Nicki Minaj (Everything You Can Imagine, TBD)

    Bleachers “I Wanna Get Better” (Strange Desire, 7/15/14)

    Charli XCX “Boom Clap” (Single)

  • 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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  • July11th

    Ariana Grande “Break Free” ft. Zedd (My Everything, 8/25/14)

    Grimes “Go” (Single)

    Florida Georgia Line “Dirt” (Single)

    Alt-J “Hunger of the Pine” (Single)

  • July2nd

    We were first introduced to Britney Spears in 1993, with her role in The Mickey Mouse Club. The 11 year-old humbly began performing for the Disney Channel program until she decided she wanted to work on a solo album. Little did Brit know, she was slowly about to become the Queen of pop! Her debut album, Baby One More Time, was released in 1999. She wasted no time coming out with an album a year after her debut album hit stores. Album after album, the young woman received positive feedback and an astronomical amount of awards. Britney Spears won Best Female Pop Performance, twice; Best Pop Vocal Album, twice; and Favorite Pop Artist. Keep in mind, these awards were racked in within the first few years of her career as a solo artist.

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    As the years went on, Britney Spears continued to released singles that hit top charts. Each album she came out with was all-the-buzz! Her concerts began to sell out in every state she performed in. She truly made a name for herself in the entertainment industry.

    In 2012, 7 albums later, Britney Spears began judging on the TV show, The X-Factor. The crowd loved her humble honesty and she really kept her fans close by appearing on the show. While she was on the show she had several other projects she was working on. In 2013, Britney announced that she would be staying at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada. Upon her stay, she would have continuous shows being put on at the infamously busy hotel. She also announced that she was releasing her 8th album titled, Britney Jean. The album hit stores December 3rd, 2013. She described the album as, “the most personal album” she had ever released. With the title “Britney Jean” came a new image. She wanted to set an entirely different persona for herself. Doing away with Britney Spears, we now know her as Britney Jean.

    Now, in the year 2014, Britney Jean has hinted about new music. Rumors are running wild about new singles hitting iTunes, which will build up to her 9th album. We can expect these new singles to start releasing this summer! She will more than likely be performing her new music at Planet Hollywood during her concerts. Not only that, but we can also expect her new music to be well-liked by everyone. She is known to keep up with each years current style of music, so we do not expect anything less than impressive.

    Judging on The X-factor, performing at Planet Hollywood, and working on another album just proves that she deserves the title, “Queen of Pop.” We have much to expect from the new and improved, Britney Jean.

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  • June27th

    Sia “Big Girls Cry” (1000 Forms of Fear, 7/8/14)

    The Weeknd “Often” (Single)

    Jessie Ware “Tough Love” (Single)

    Ab-Soul “Hunnid Stax” (feat. ScHoolboy Q & Mac Miller) (These Days, 6/24/14)

    Jhene Aiko “To Love and Die” (Souled Out, TBD)