Music News


New Music Tuesdays...
Out this week (11/25):
  • Iggy Azalea - Reclassified
  • Beyonce - Beyonce (Platinum Edition)
  • Deadmau5 - 5 Years of Mau5
  • Eminem - SHADYXV
  • Selena Gomez - For You
  • David Guetta - Listen
  • Pitbull - Globalization
  • Soundtrack: Big Here 6
  • Soundtrack: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
Out next week (12/2):
  • AC/DC - Rock or Bust
  • Mary J Blige - The London Sessions
  • Nick Cave & Bad Seeds - Give Us a Kiss
  • She & Him - Classics
  • Wu-Tang Clan - A Better Tomorrow
  • Soundtrack: Exodus: Gods and Kings
  • Soundtrack: Gone Girl

Top Albums

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Taylor Swift - 1989
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Foo Fighters - Sonic Highways
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Pink Floyd - The Endless River
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Garth Brooks - Man Against Machine
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Big K.R.I.T. - Cadillactica
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Nick Jonas - Nick Jonas
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Various: NOW 52
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Pentatonix - That's Christmas to Me
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Sam Smith - In the Lonely Hour
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George Strait - The Cowboy Rides Away: Live from AT&T Stadium
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Source: Soundscan, November 29, 2014


ARIANA GRANDE RESPONDS TO BETTE MIDLER'S COMMENTS
TMZ has reported that Ariana Grande is hurt by the comments Bette Midler made when she called the singer a wh*re in a recent interview. Bette said, "It's always surprising to see someone like Ariana Grande with that silly high voice, a very wholesome voice, slithering on a couch. You don't have to make a wh*re out of yourself to get ahead."

  • Ariana has since addressed the comments via Twitter, saying, "Bette was always a feminist who stood for women being able to do whatever the F they wanted without judgment! Not sure where that Bette went but I want that sexy mermaid back!!! Always a fan no matter what my love."


AUSTIN MAHONE IS BACK ON THE MARKET
Austin Mahone is back on the market. According to Rumor Fix, the singer's ex-girlfriend Camila Cabello of Fifth Harmony revealed that the two are no longer dating. During a radio interview, she said, "We’re actually not together anymore. Hey, things happen."

  • The two reportedly began dating last year, but Camila didn't confirm the relationship until recently during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live.


TAYLOR SWIFT'S FRIENDS INFLUENCE WHAT SHE WEARS
Taylor Swift has revealed that her friends play an important role in the clothes she chooses to wear. Taylor -- who has graced the January cover of Asos magazine, explained, "When I’m getting dressed, it’s always based on what my friends will think. They are my number one priority and the opinions of girls are more important to me at this point in my life."

Taylor is featured in the mag wearing different coordinate outfits with crop tops and skirts, however her belly button is covered.

  • As previously reported, Taylor admitted that she doesn't like showing her belly button because once you start to show it, you become "committed" to midriffs.


CODY SIMPSON AND GIGI HADID PATCH THINGS UP
Cody Simpson is back with model Gigi Hadid. Gigi told Us Weekly, "I’m back together with Cody. It’s great, he’s such a great guy."

The two were spotted together hand-in-hand at Miley Cyrus' birthday party last weekend.

  • Cody and Gigi dated for a year before splitting in May.


ONE DIRECTION REACHES ONE BILLION STREAMS ON 'SPOTIFY'
Digital Spy has reported that One Direction has achieved a Spotify milestone by reaching one billion streams on the music streaming site. According to the site, the band accomplished the feat just one week after releasing their latest album Four.

1D is the second British group to reach one billion streams after Coldplay.

  • Kevin Brown -- Spotify's head of label relations in Europe, said, "Not surprisingly, One Direction are one of the most popular bands on Spotify, with many millions of dedicated fans listening to their music. We congratulate 1D on joining the very select club of artists who are true streaming superstars."


LADY GAGA AND TONY BENNETT FEATURED IN H&M COMMERCIAL
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett have starred in a Christmas commercial for H&M. Mother Monster and Bennett are seen in the ad singing a snippet of their duet "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)." The clip features partygoers dancing to Gaga and Bennett's duet.

The two released their duet jazz album Cheek to Cheek earlier this year.

  • Meanwhile, Gaga may have outdone herself with her recent ensemble. The singer was spotted wearing an inflatable dress with holographic spikes to the VIP Room in Paris yesterday (November 25th).


QUICKIES
JUSTIN BIEBER IS THE HIGHEST EARNING CELEB UNDER 30: According to Forbes, Justin Bieber has been named the "Highest Earning Celebrity Under 30." Over the last year, the singer has earned $80 million. Following behind Biebz is One Direction who brought in $75 million, Taylor Swift with $64 million, Bruno Mars with $60 million, Rihanna with $48 million and Jennifer Lawrence with $34 million.

IGGY AZALEA'S 'RECLASSIFIED' SALES PREDICTIONS REVEALED: According to That Grape Juice, Iggy Azalea's re-release of her album The New Classic which is titled Reclassified has been projected to sell 11,000 units. Meanwhile, Iggy fired back at a fan who didn't think Iggy should have walked award with her awards at the AMAs last weekend. The fan wrote, "Real talent doesn't always win championships like real music doesn't always win AMA Awards but we're okay..." and another fan reposted it with a caption that said "Lmao Yaass," directing the post to Drake. Iggy replied, "Why be a hater? Drake has and will continue to win many awards. Don't be bitter, I'm sure he's not."

SIA PREMIERES RECORD FROM 'ANNIE' FILM: Sia has premiered a record that will be featured in the upcoming remake of the film Annie. Sia worked on the record which is called "Opportunity" with Greg Kurstin.

JORDIN SPARKS RELEASES 'BYE FELICIA': Jordin Sparks has released her new mixtape called Bye Felicia. Jordin spoke of the record and told Rap Up, "There’s a little part of me in every single track. But because it’s been so long and because I’ve been working so long, it has been kind of like a perfectionist mentality. Life is too short. This stuff is great. I feel good about it. I’m confident in it, I love what it’s saying, and I think people will be able to relate to that."

CHRISTINA AGUILERA RETURNS TO 'THE VOICE': Christina Aguilera has returned to The Voice as a mentor for Gwen Stefani's team. According to Us Weekly, Xtina said, "I love being able to come here and be on the opposite side of the spectrum as a mentor. Gwen, can you please take it home this year? Get a female to win it!"

RIHANNA TEASES NEW MUSIC: Although fans weren't expecting Rihanna's new album, R8, until next year, the singer recently released a snippet of a new song on Instagram. Rihanna also tweeted, "ANY news about #R8 will be delivered directly from me!!!!"

MACKLEMORE MARCHES FOR MIKE BROWN: On Monday night, November 24th, Macklemore was among a group of protestors in Seattle. When asked why he was marching, he said, "Mike Brown. Solidarity. It’s about Mike Brown, it’s not about me."

DAWN RICHARD ISN'T THE SAME: Former Danity Kane member and reality TV star Dawn Richard recently posted a selfie of herself that has fans wondering what's going on. In the photo, the singer does not resemble herself. She has yet to comment on if she's had any work done.