Kanye West has had two special deliveries this week — his new baby girl to be named and his new album entitled Yeezus. His latest musical endeavor, which dropped yesterday, has made more of a tidal wave than a splash. We've got a quick review of Kanye's intense new sound, plus the three most download-worthy tracks you have to check out!
We were on the scene for last week's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, TN — and while beating the heat and snapping photos of festival style, we caught some pretty amazing acts. If you weren't able to make it down to the farm this year, then you're in luck — there are a handful of performers that you can still catch on tour near you this Summer, including Solange, Haim, Macklemore, and Paul McCartney. Click through to see them all and to find out why it'll be well worth your time and money.
The fabulous trailer for Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street dropped this week and reminded us all exactly how great Kanye West's tracks can mesh with movie trailers. Since 2005's Jarhead, Kanye's tracks have been populating trailers — for better or worse — and inspired by Kanye's latest trailer appearance, I'm looking at all his songs in previews. Watch along with each trailer, including three releases from this year alone!
Kanye West became a father this weekend. Kim Kardashian gave birth to their baby girl, and though it's his first child, it sounds like West has long been contemplating fatherhood. The rapper has mused about family, being a dad, and other thoughts that may indicate just what kind of father the well-dressed man will be. Let's go through his most telling rap lyrics for a preview.
Bonnaroo kicks off this weekend, and if that's getting you excited for Summer music, we have a guide to the biggest concert tours to see in the upcoming months. With megastars like Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z teaming up, Beyoncé's Mrs. Carter Show world tour, and lots of rock legends on the road, trust us when we say these are musical performances you don't want to miss. Click through to get the scoop on dates, opening acts, and more.
Robin Thicke's single "Blurred Lines" has just hit No. 1 on the Billboard chart, and we know why: it's the definition of a Summer jam. Not only does it get you excited for warm weather and outdoor festivities, but it's also a great song to listen to while you're getting ready to go out on the town. We've had it on repeat at home, in the office, and at parties — and it has quickly won our top spot for the best Summer jam so far. Here's why:
We Can't Get It Out of Our Heads
The beat is seriously catchy — you can't help but tap your feet, bob your head, and sing along to the sexy, playful lyrics. Pharrell Williams successfully sampled Marvin Gaye's classic "Got to Give It Up" on the track (as well as Michael Jackson's signature falsetto), and both Robin and T.I. lay it on thick with lots of flirty charm and commanding hooks. It's the perfect song for getting people off their feet at a backyard BBQ or poolside party, and it just begs to be blasted while riding in the car with the windows down.
See the other reasons why we're loving "Blurred Lines" (and watch the entertaining music video) when you keep reading.
Hoping to bring some honky-tonk personality to your wedding? With a mix of new and classic hits by Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Garth Brooks, and more, we're highlighting the best country songs to play for a fun, memorable reception. First dance options, father/daughter ideas, must-play dance tunes — you'll find a range of song picks to give your party some country flair. Take a look at these 89 songs for your ultimate country wedding playlist!
The Lonely Island's The Wack Album is out today, and Andy Samberg and co. have been releasing music videos every week to promote their new album, and today there is a very special installment: the official video for "Go Kindergarten," featuring special guests Robyn, Diddy, and Paul Rudd! Click through to watch it, along with the rest of the videos for The Wack Album songs.
Whether you grew up in the '80s or not, one thing's for sure: the music from that decade features plenty of upbeat tunes to get down to, especially if you have a wedding — and wedding reception playlist — to plan. If you're looking to bring a good time (and some dance-offs) to your big day, then we've got the ultimate playlist for you. From "Mickey" to Madonna and Michael Jackson classics, check out the songs that are guaranteed to get guests up off their feet all night long.
Summer is almost here, folks, and I can hardly think of anything I like better than the hot-weather activities the season brings on: barbecues, beach trips, convertible trips with the top down (if you're lucky enough to know anyone with a convertible, anyway). But one of the most important elements for all those things is a great soundtrack; you need songs that are upbeat, that are happy, and that somehow channel that carefree, fabulous Summer feeling. I've got your seasonal songs right here — whether they have the word "Summer" right in the title or are about this blissful time of year.