Snoop Lion, or the artist formerly known as Snoop Dogg, released a new song off his upcoming new reggae-influenced album Reincarnated titled “Ashtrays and Heartbreaks” featuring, interestingly enough, Miley Cyrus.
This is…really good. I’m actually super excited for whatever Miley Cyrus has cooking musically, all her producers seem to be really behind whatever they’re all making together.
Inspired by her newest film Spring Breakers (aka the greatest film of all time), Vanessa Hudgens released a new single with the group YLA titled “$$$ex.”
This is her first music release since her 2008 album Disney album Identified. The contrast between the two…ha. There is also an accompanying video that features scenes from the film.
Azealia Banks released the visuals for her Angel Haze diss track “No Problems” (Click here if you’d like to relive all that drama…) The song will be featured on her debut album, Broke with Expensive Taste, which is coming out god-knows-when at this point.
So, the Jonas Brothers are back and they refuse to let all the teen idol shine be taken away from them with their new single “Pom Poms,” the first single off their upcoming new album. We also see Nick Jonas try to participate in a dance battle. Nice try, JoBro.
While, yes, this does sound like something off High School Musical/Camp Rock (if, y’know, those films had songs about getting dat booty), the song is also a real catchy bop that I enjoy a lot.
*puts pom poms down and twerks*
Nickelodeon star, by way of Victorious, Ariana Grande has broken through the music scene with her video for her single, “The Way” featuring Mac Miller. The single is the lead off her upcoming debut album Daydreamin’.
Shortly after the release of this single on iTunes, it skyrocketed to number 1 on the iTunes chart and ultimately earned her a top 10 debut on the Billboard chart (the highest for any single from a Nickelodeon star).
What in the Emancipation of Mimi hell? This is actually a pretty solid cute single, with a very strong Mariah Carey influence. This flew under the radar for me, so I’m really surprised by it’s success. Good for her though.
Seemingly out of nowhere, Lana Del Rey took her fans off guard by premiering a video of a cover of Leonard Cohen’s song “Chelsea Hotel No. 2.”
The video is relatively understated, for her at least, and it results in something gorgeous. It’s also rumored that this cover will be featured on the soundtrack for the upcoming film The Great Gatsby, but take that with a grain of salt.
Not wanting Justin Timberlake to grab all that white boy shine, Robin Thicke dropped a new video for his single, “Blurred Lines” featuring T.I. and the never aging immortal Pharrell.
The original video was recently banned from Youtube for nudity (If you’re interested in model nakedness, here ya go.). The video and song is cute, but the highlight of all this is the scene at 1:24 where T.I. lives his dream of becoming a hairstylist to the groove of the beat. #legendary #thicke
Fall Out Boy are keeping their comeback rolling by rising from the ashes with a new video for “The Phoenix,” which will appear on their upcoming album Save Rock & Roll (Out April 16th).
When I first heard the song, I didn’t care for it much but it’s actually grown on me a lot. I’m super excited for this album - middle school-me can’t even take it anymore. Also, it’s exciting to see Patrick Stump take a larger role as the frontman of the band this time around.
John Legend released a brand new song called “Who Do We Think We Are” featuring Rick Ross, which is the first single off his upcoming album Love In The Future. The song samples Jean Knight’s soul classic “Mr Big Stuff.”
Solid. Smooth. Didn’t really care for the Rick Ross verse though.
Avril Lavigne released a short snippet of her upcoming new single, “Here’s To Never Growing Up,” which is set for release April 9th. This kicks off her first new release since 2011’s Goodbye Lullaby.
Well, that doesn’t really give much of anything. I do find it funny though that her single is called “Here’s To Never Growing Up” since she still dresses in Hot Topic chic that (hopefully) ya’ll should’ve grown out of in middle school. So, it’s fitting, I suppose.