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British singer-songwriter PJ Harvey—who was named Rolling Stone‘s Best New Artist way back in 1992—is notoriously publicity shy, but during the run-up to the release of her latest album, The Hope Six Demolition Project, Harvey let her creative process unfold live … Continued

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“Green Aphrodisiac”   “Been to the Moon”    “Stop Where You Are”   “Horse Print Dress”    

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His latest movie, Suicide Squad, in which he plays the Joker, might be getting scathing reviews, but Jared Leto doesn’t have to sweat it. After all, he’s already proven himself as an actor—he won an Academy Award for playing a transgender … Continued

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Rihanna’s latest video for “Sledgehammer”—a song written by Sia for the upcoming Star Trek Beyond movie—is the first to be shot entirely in high-resolution IMAX. “The lyrics of the song and this new Star Trek are all about breaking through the … Continued

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At last year’s Afropunk Festival in Brooklyn, 67-year-old Grace Jones—looking as lithe and beautiful as ever—got up on stage and performed a rendition of her 1985 hit single “Slave to the Rhythm” while topless and hip-swiveling a hula-hoop. Her performance … Continued

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Bruno Mars is PROVOKR’s latest Boy Crush and is still some kind of wonderful. Bruno has come out of hibernation after a 4 year drought with a big bang! Rumored to be dating Demi Lovato, Bruno Mars dropped his new … Continued

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St. Vincent After years of being just another member of various bands, Oklahoma native Annie Clark transformed into the stage persona known as St. Vincent in 2006. That’s when she started garnering rave reviews and a rabid fan base for her … Continued

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Australian singer Sia and Dance Moms standout Maddie Ziegler team up for an incredibly choreographed video for “Cheap Thrills.” As the fame-averse singer stands in the background, Ziegler lets loose with some fancy footwork. The song is another single—one the singer had initially … Continued

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By now, everybody knows that Sia wrote that scorching Rihanna song “Diamonds,” but here’s 10 other tunes the Australian singer penned for a Who’s Who of fellow pop stars. “Pretty Hurts” by Beyoncé (2013) “Double Rainbow” by Katy Perry (2013) “Flashlight” by Jessie … Continued

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“Personally, I love this video because it’s an honest look at my journey,” said Justin Bieber of the documentary-style video produced for his new single “Company.”  The singer’s personal videographer Rory Kramer directed the video which gives a behind the scenes look at Bieber both hard … Continued

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The singer-songwriter’s new single, “Fuck with Myself” is all about “being your own best friend, your own mother, and your own lover,” said Banks in a press release. In the video, the singer makes provocative use of an empty warehouse space, … Continued

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A.I.M. by M.I.A. Release date: September 9 The socially-conscious British pop star says that this studio album—her fifth—might also be her last. She released the teaser single from the album earlier this summer. The song, titled “Go Off,” is a collaboration with … Continued

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His mom is Korean, his dad African-American: everything about 30-year-old Anderson .Paak is a blend, including his music, which is a unique, show-stealing hip-hop mix. This Oxnard, California native—born Brandon Park Anderson; the dot before “Paak” in his performing name … Continued

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In the music video for Mary Komasa’s “Lost Me,” shot by the Polish singer’s brother Jan, she confronts sexy model Anja Rubik on a runway, naked. The song is from her self-titled album. “The message is that you are created … Continued

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When Beyoncé released Lemonade in April, the Miranda Lambert-esque lyrics in the song “Daddy’s Lessons”—”He held me in his arms / And he taught me to be strong / He told me when he’s gone / Here’s what you do / When trouble comes … Continued

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She wowed onlookers by showing up for the 2016 Met gala in a crystal-embellished Versace body suit, but Lady Gaga still had other surprises in store for the evening. At the ball’s after-party, the singer broke out the guitar and … Continued

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John Mayer  The notorious playboy—he’s dated Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Aniston to name just a few of his famous conquests—has been touring with the surviving members of the Grateful Dead in a band called Dead and Company and he’s … Continued

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The half-Japanese, half-American singer has a knack for writing searing lyrics. “I want a love that falls as fast as a body from the balcony,” she sang on “Townie,” a track off her 2014 album, Bury Me at Makeout Creek. … Continued

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Back in 2003, Victoria Beckham (previously known as Posh Spice) teamed up with music producer Damon Dash to churn out singles for an album titled Come Together. Although the album never got released, 17 of its unfinished tracks were recently … Continued

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For her latest music video, Sia showcases the mind-blowing dance moves of 49 kids—including her usual featured dancer Maddie Ziegler—to represent the 49 lives lost at The Pulse nightclub attack in Orlando last June. As Sia sings the lyrics to the song (“I’m … Continued

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Adele’s tour is already sold out, but here are 10 other mind-blowing ways to get your live music fix this summer. The audio-visual spectacle of Beyoncé’s Formation Tour is a summer must. Here are the details on how you can make it … Continued

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Officially, “We Don’t Talk Anymore” is a Charlie Puth number that features Selena Gomez, but the balance of power was flipped a bit recently when Puth made a guest appearance at Gomez’s Revival tour to perform the duo’s first live performance of … Continued

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“‘Empty’ is just exactly what it says it is. A song about emptiness,” said lead singer Shirley Manson of the first single off their sixth album, Strange Little Birds, due out June 10. Butch Vig, the band’s drummer and co-producer described the … Continued

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Set in a color-saturated, 1950s-style fantasy town called “Milfville,” Fergie’s new video for her song “M.I.L.F. $”—which here stands for “Mothers I’d Like to Follow”—features Kim Kardashian, Chrissy Teigen, Ciara, Alessandro Ambrosio, Amber Valletta and others strutting around to show off … Continued

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The 21-year-old singer/songwriter—who wrote “Bitch Better Have My Money” and “Higher” for Rihanna—recently released her first EP, “Free the Real (Pt. #1).” With”Sally,” Bourelly creates an alter ego of sorts who delivers a few choice words to the “haters.” But Bourelly doesn’t want … Continued

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Dev Hynes—who goes by the stage name Blood Orange—is a British singer who’s written and produced songs for artists like FKA Twigs and Carly Rae Jepsen. This single comes from his just released album, Freetown Sound, on which he experiments with … Continued

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Cate Blanchett’s exquisite face is the sole focus of this hypnotic music video for “The Spoils,” a new single from the trip-hop group Massive Attack. The song—a brooding, ethereal track featuring Mazzy Star singer Hope Sandoval—melds perfectly with the visuals as Blanchett’s face undergoes unnerving … Continued

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The Australian singer delivers a sexy video for her cover of the 1996 hit “I Love You Always Forever,” originally sung by Donna Lewis. The video—which features a gender-mix of people embracing each other—was designed to explore “that love is … Continued

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Dolled up in Ziggy Stardust-style garb, David Bowie took the stage on the popular British music show Top of the Pops in July 1972 and performed the song “Starman.” The stellar performance included one particularly killer shot of Bowie staring directly … Continued

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HILVERSUM, NETHERLANDS - FEBRUARY 13: David Bowie, with eye patch, performs ‘Rebel Rebel’ in the Top Pop Studios, Hilversum, Netherlands on February 13 1974. (Photo by Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redferns)

 

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Giving fans a taste of her upcoming new album, Glory (due out August 26), Britney Spears released a video for the lead single, “Make Me.” Although an earlier leaked video, reportedly directed by David LaChapelle, was more risque than the official … Continued

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“Music has always been what I always wanted to do, but I didn’t know how or when I was going to get discovered,” said Ruth B, the Canadian singer-songwriter who took matters into her own hands by posting her work on Vine. … Continued

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Annie Lennox’s first musical aspiration was to become a classical flute player. The Scottish singer got accepted into London’s prestigious Royal Academy of Music to pursue that dream, but quickly realized that she needed to find a more freewheeling way … Continued

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POMONA, CA - AUGUST 01: Singer The Weeknd performs during the HARD Summer Music Festival at Fairplex on August 1, 2015 in Pomona, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)

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Rolling Stone declared Twenty-One Pilots—the duo of Ohio natives Tyler Joseph (singer) and Josh Dun (drummer)—the “biggest new band” of 2015. But it actually wasn’t until early 2016 that the band’s single “Stressed Out” from their Blurryface album became a hit … Continued

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The fact that they’re twin sisters and both lesbians makes them hip, and edgy and one of a kind on the music charts, but the real reason to love Tegan and Sara Quin is for their fearlessness. The duo consistently takes risks with … Continued

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If you never got the opportunity to watch Beyoncé’s “visual album” Lemonade on HBO, here’s a sample of just how dazzling and hypnotic it was. “Sorry” is a song that deals with cheating and became instantly infamous for its “Becky with the good hair” line. … Continued

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Sigala: The British DJ/music producer is best known for his 2015 dance anthem “Easy Love.” His next single, “Say You Do”—a collaboration with DJ Fresh—is due out March 18th.  “In 2016 I’m going to focusing mostly on my album and … Continued

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Swedish pop star Tove Lo’s new single “Cool Girl”—the first release from her upcoming sophomore album— was inspired by a scene from the movie Gone Girl in which the main character talks about how she faked being a cool girl simply to please her … Continued

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When Forbes magazine released their “30 Under 30” tally of trailblazers shaking up their industries in 2016, 17-year-old Shawn Mendes was on the list. The Canadian singer—who first got noticed by posting videos of himself performing on Vine—continues to own the mantel … Continued

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The South African rap-rave band Die Antwoord has teamed up with burlesque icon Dita Von Teese for a single on their new album, Suck On This. Here’s a teaser for the upcoming video of the salacious track—titled “Gucci Coochie”—which features Von Teese whisper-rapping about a … Continued

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Singer-songwriter Tinashe—who, lately, has been getting a lot of tabloid attention for hanging out with Calvin Harris—has far more on her mind than worrying about rumors about her romantic life. After her 2014 debut album, Aquarius, announced her as a musical force, … Continued

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Joe Jonas’s band DNCE is causing a stir with their new video featuring plus-size model Ashley Graham. In the video, Graham and Jonas play a fledgling couple who are excited to take the relationship beyond the point of just rolling around in the sack … Continued

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Concert footage of Blondie in Glasgow, Scotland   Andy Warhol and Debbie Harry

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This will give you an idea about how controversially erotic the “Justify My Love” video was: When it was released in 1990 it didn’t debut on VH1 or MTV,  it was screened during a segment of the late night news … Continued

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With her husky, bluesy voice, Alison Mosshart is the kind of singer who always commands the stage (as she did in this video from the windblown stages of Coachella last month). She’s also a prolific songwriter—by her count she’s written about 120 over the … Continued

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LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 12: Justin Timberlake performs onstage during The 20/20 Experience World Tour at Staples Center on August 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for JT)

This past June, Chicago rapper Vic Mensa released his EP There’s Alot Going On which he allowed fans to download free as they long as they registered and pledged to vote. The method of release wasn’t the only political aspect of the … Continued

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The job description known as “celebrity DJ” exists mostly because of Mark Ronson. The London native spent most of the 1990s spinning records in New York City, where he became infamous for his ability to rile up a dance floor crowd. … Continued

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With lyrics like “You should make up your mind / Take you back to my shrine / Don’t you pay them no mind / Let them be, let them go / She was made for my eyes / We escape … Continued

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Make a date to see Christine and the Queens on her US tour. We picked her as the Best New Artist of 2016. Watch her move to the beat of “Tilted” to know why we love this provocative artist.

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The British singer breaks out a skin-tight black bodysuit and then a skimpy red lingerie get up in the video for her latest electropop song.

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In under two years, Charlie Puth has gone from being a YouTube novelty act to landing a record deal with Atlantic, nabbing three Grammy Awards plus a Golden Globe for “See You Again”—the song he recorded with Wiz Khalifa for the film Furious 7—and touring … Continued

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Justin Timberlake released “Can’t Stop the Feeling” last week—his first single in nearly three years—and it’s already being touted as a contender for song of the summer thanks to its infectious beat and feel-good lyrics. The tune is Timberlake’s contribution … Continued

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AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 17: Dilly Dally performs onstage at the Gorilla Vs. Bear music showcase during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival on March 17, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Dustin Finkelstein/Getty Images for SXSW)
Bruce Springsteen, presenter, with Bono of U2, inductee (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

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INGLEWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 19: Prince performs live at the Fabulous Forum on February 19, 1985 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

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Solange is not just talking about hair: her song expresses what it means to be an Other in a white world—and standing up to decry shameful treatment. “Don’t Touch My Hair” is a track from her album, A Seat at … Continued

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INDIO, CA - APRIL 17: Sia (L) and dancer perform onstage during day 3 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 17, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)

Ice Cube and NWA Team Up Again   Kesha’s Defiant Stand   Sia’s Performance Art   The Guns N’ Roses Reunion   Rihanna’s Surprise Appearance with Calvin Harris  

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Here’s the latest single from the indie darlings, singer Alison Mosshart and guitarist Jamie Hince. After a five year hiatus—during which Hince underwent five surgeries to repair the damage done to his hand after a car door closed on it—the duo is … Continued

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After 15 years, the R&B trio Bell Biv DeVoe—the group behind the 1990 hit “Poison”—released a new single, “Run,” in advance of a new studio album due out in early 2017. The group, which branched off from the boy band, New Edition, has … Continued

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Days after the passing of Prince, a fan group named The Prince Museum released this video of the legend performing at his Paisley Park home with the Grammy winning rapper, Kendrick Lamar. The occasion was a 2014 party sponsored by Yahoo … Continued

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Michael Jackson’s “Bad” directed by Martin Scorsese In 1987, the esteemed director collaborated with Michael Jackson to create an 18-minute, West Side Story-inspired short film for the song (a shortened version of which was used for the music video). “I was mesmerized by his dancing,” … Continued

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The pop star breaks out the short shorts, tosses her long hair and heads off—with a sexy sidekick—on a motorcycle trip into the desert in this latest single from her new album Dangerous Woman.

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“I have this new song that I just released,” says Lovato, amid the shrieks of the crowd at the 2016 Honda Civic Tour. “A few of you may have heard it—a little song called ‘Body Say.’ For those of you … Continued

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The indie-pop band quartet—comprised of Rachael Price (singer), Mike Olson (the guitarist/trumpeter), Bridget Kearney (bassist) and Mike Calabrese (drummer) who first met while studying jazz at Boston’s New England Conservatory—continue to expand their eclectic range. Whereas their previous efforts were mostly infused … Continued

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Lady Gaga is on fire lately. She pulled off a perfect Super Bowl Halftime Show, she’s the new face for Tiffany, and now she’s just announced a worldwide tour for Joanne, her latest album. “John Wayne” is her new video from … Continued

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With her debut album, SweetSexySavage, set to be released on January 27, Kehlani is ready to soar. The music video for “Distraction”—watch it, above—is the second from that album and her most elaborate and beautiful to date. The 21-year-old artist … Continued

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“Perfect Illusion” is the totally rocked-out lead single from Lady Gaga’s upcoming fifth studio album, Joanna. Some critics have found a hint of Bruce Springsteen in the track, which harks back to the dance-pop rawness of Gaga’s earlier years. Gaga … Continued

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The British pop duo of Tracey Thorn and Ben Watts, two University of Hull students who formed Everything but the Girl in 1982, named themselves after a window sign in a furniture shop that read: “For your bedroom needs, we … Continued

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She’s not a warbling folkie or an all-out rocker, and though her songs of love and pain have brought her a devoted following, indie siren Angel Olsen is unmistakably her own woman. Her recently released third album, aptly titled My … Continued

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Ariana Grande says that the lyric “ride dick bicycle” in her new single, “Side to Side,” featuring Nicki Minaj, is a reference to sex. We kind of figured that. Besides, the video is a totally think-pink affair. “Side to Side” … Continued

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“I didn’t know that I was starving till I tasted you,” sings Hailee Steinfeld in her new music-video with the duo Grey and DJ Zedd. And we didn’t know that the Oscar-nominated 14-year-old actress in the Coen Brothers movie True … Continued

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In 2006, the French cover group Nouvelle Vague did a popular spin on the Buzzcocks’ “Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve)” for their Bande à part album. And now, 10 years later, they’re back with a new version … Continued

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It’s all about family for this soul singer. Born Sydney Bennett, Syd Tha Kyd, 24, is a chill, gay performer/songwriter best known as a member of the alterna-hip-hop collective Odd Feature and the lead singer for the soul band the … Continued

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Feast your eyes on thirty years of the very hottest scenes in music, the dirtiest dance moves…and lots and lots of skin.  In his slickly edited supercut, “The Evolution of Sexy in Music Videos,” Patrick Perris brings us all the … Continued

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A piece of equipment that goes by the name Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer may seem like something that only a tech geek could marvel at, but think again: the 808, as it is known, introduced in the early ’80s, produced … Continued

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“Leonard Cohen was the most beautiful man I have ever known,” wrote arts critic Leon Wieseltier in the New York Times, shortly after the poet-songwriter and legend died at the age of 82. “His company was quickening in every way. … Continued

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“Fun” is the first track from Pollinator, Blondie’s forthcoming album, their 11th, due out on May 5th. The video is classic Blondie—plus some intergalactic space travel, a few mind-altering psychedelic moments and a nightclub finale inspired by the band’s origins in … Continued

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Britney Spears may be 34, but she’s certainly not too old for a slumber party, this one in a gated mansion with Tinashe hanging out, singing a verse and getting close. “Slumber Party” is the second single and music video … Continued

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In late 1991, Nirvana exploded onto the national music scene, transforming Seattle into the epicenter of the alternative rock. The band’s infectious single, “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (watch the music video, above) saturated the airwaves and MTV, sparking a worldwide … Continued

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Zayn Malik and Taylor Swift’s new song “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” was created as the centerpiece of the Fifty Shades Darker movie soundtrack, and it’s appropriately sexy, with a moody unpredictable edge and lots of slinky moves. The much-anticipated “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever,” video … Continued

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Past and future, all at once: a teen band called the Lemon Twigs with a retro-inflected sound. Brian D’Addario, 19, and his brother, Michael, 17, are the songwriters and performers, hailing from Long Island, New York. Their dad, Ronnie, was … Continued

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From the time he splashed onto 80’s tv screens, George Michael was a provocative pioneer. With boundary-pushing lyrics and an unapologetic sexiness, he transformed pop music in a way that we hadn’t seen before. This PROVOKR icon reigned supreme in the 80’s, … Continued

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Blondie is among the most successful musical acts to emerge from New York’s ’70s punk scene. The band formed in 1974, when Debbie Harry met guitarist, Chris Stein. Blondie’s pop-punk sound with edgy overtones of disco, rap and reggae went on to generate four … Continued

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With his third studio album coming out November 18 (and a worldwide tour to follow), Bruno Mars has released the music-video for the album’s lead single, “24K Magic.” It’s directed by Mars and Cameron Duddy and, as Mars recently said, … Continued

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“Closer,” the newest get-undressed video from the Chainsmokers, that New York DJ-duo (Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall) who went viral three years ago with the dance hit “#SELFIE,” features vocals (and searing-hot performances) from Taggart and pop singer Halsey. They … Continued

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Forty years after the debut of their eponymous first album, the Ramones are being honored with an exhibition at New York’s Queens Museum through July 31. The quartet of Forest Hills, Queens, natives who would become Johnny, Joey, Dee Dee … Continued

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Staz Lindes is a model we love. You may know her as the newest face of YSL Beauty or from her work for Moschino. But when she’s not walking the runway, Staz fronts the L.A. band the Paranoyds. The girl-group … Continued

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In this new music video, Frank Ocean sings, “All you want is Nikes / But the real ones just like you / Just like me.” Every listener might agree; there are few things more real (or sexy) than Frank. The … Continued

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  Miguel: “Coffee” (with Nazanin Mandi)   Sia: “Fire Meet Gasoline” (with Heidi Klum and Pedro Pascal)   Taylor Swift: “Wildest Dreams” (with Scott Eastwood)   Justin Bieber: “What Do You Mean?” (with Xenia Deli)   Chris Isaak: “Wicked Game” … Continued

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“I saw her in Central Park,” said Madonna of Chrissie Hynde, playing with her band, the Pretenders. “She was amazing—the only woman I’d seen in performance where I thought, Yeah, she’s got balls, she’s awesome! It gave me courage, inspiration, … Continued

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Oscar and the Wolf’s video for “The Game” is all gothic drama and dance floor desire, like the dark corners of a nightclub where you’re not quite sure what might happen next. That’s no accident—the Belgian alt-pop artist, also known … Continued

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Singer Skye Edwards and guitarist Ross Godfrey, who, with Ross’s brother Paul, were the core of Morcheeba, announced a new project in the summer of 2016, the album Skye/Ross. Watch the music-video “Light of Gold” from that EP, above. In … Continued

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DNCE is Joe Jonas’s dirty-hot new pop group, featuring Korean guitarist JinJoo Lee, drummer Jack Lawless, and bass player Cole Whittle. Their self-titled debut album is due out November 18, and “Body Moves” is the first single out. Check out … Continued

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If she looks exotic, she is: 21-year-old Dua Lipa was born in London to ethnic Albanian parents from Kosovo (her dad is Kosovar rock singer Dukagjin Lipa). Though the family went back to Kosovo when Dua—Albanian for “love”—was 13, she … Continued

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The legendary hip-hop group, A Tribe Called Quest, is back with their first album of brand-new material since 1998, We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service. All of the four original members of the group contributed to … Continued

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In a cinematic nod to La La Land, Lana Del Rey‘s newest, visually stunning video for her single, “Lust for Life,” stars the breathtaking views of the City of Angels as seen from the vista of the HOLLYWOOD sign. Atop … Continued

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“Some Kind of Drug,” the fourth single to be released from G-Eazy’s album, When It’s Dark Out, might be one of the sexiest of 2016. Also featured on the cut is rapper Marc E. Bassy, but love is most certainly … Continued

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BANKS brings us someplace dark, mysterious and a little bit dangerous in “Trainwreck,” the standout track from her second album The Altar.  BANKS has always been a bit of a mystery herself, but she’s said of her latest efforts, “I wanted … Continued

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Julia Michaels is probably the most famous musician you’ve never heard of. She’s an established hitmaker, the creative genius behind tracks for Demi Lovato, Fifth Harmony, Gwen Stefani, Justin Bieber, Jason Derulo, Kelly Clarkson, Selena Gomez, Nick Jonas and Britney Spears, just to … Continued

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The Russian feminist punk-protest-rock group Pussy Riot—who were released from jail in 2013 after serving most of a two-year sentence for performing anti-Putin songs—recorded “Straight Outta Vagina” back in February, before Donald Trump’s infamous comments to Billy Bush about grabbing … Continued

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Way back in the 80’s, David Fincher essentially created MTV. He’s since become legendary for directing films like Se7en, Fight Club, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Gone Girl, and he’s earned an Academy Award nomination for The Social … Continued

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Keep your eye on Kelsey Lu. Her haunting single, “Morning After Coffee,” above, is just the start. She’s an artist who does things her own way, and it shows in her work. Brought up in a strict Jehovah’s Witness household in Charlotte, … Continued

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Coachella is the #1 music festival every year, and 2017 was no different. The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival officially launched in April 2001 as a one-day event, and now takes place over two weekends every April. The festival … Continued

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What do Miles Davis, the Beastie Boys, Bonnie Raitt, Frank Sinatra, the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Linda Rondstadt, Katy Perry, Duran Duran and Coldplay have in common? Answer: they’ve all recorded hits on Capitol Records, the label that is celebrating its … Continued

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Break out the hot pants and put some flowers in your hair—Coachella will upon us next week. The live music extravaganza starts up on Friday, April 14 and runs all the way through Sunday, April 23. This year’s lineup has had … Continued

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With “On Hold,” ethereal trio the xx have released their first single in four years, the debut of I See You, their new album. On this subtle ballad, the British band retains some of the whispery reticence and restraint that characterized … Continued

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Trying to stave off real life and boredom and continue to do what they love and pound out furious, fist-pumping punk masterpieces is the challenge for The Menzingers. A challenge they keep winning. With larger than life melodies and angry … Continued

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Liv is the supergroup brainchild of Lykke Li, Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt and Pontus Winnberg, PB&J’s Yttling, and producer Jeff Bhasker. “Wings of Love” is not only their first single, but also the brilliant directorial debut of Lykke Li. It’s a sweet homage … Continued

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Dutch DJ/producer Martin Garrix hit serious gold last year with his Bebe Rexha collaboration “In the Name of Love.” And now he’s back with “Scared to be Lonely,” his newest EDM anthem featuring British breakout star Dua Lipa. These two have some serious chemistry—the … Continued

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When MTV first launched in 1981, it was a small experimental cable channel airing to a limited market in New York and New Jersey. But almost immediately, MTV’s music videos transformed the music industry—and with each coming decade, this art form … Continued

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Sevyn Streeter’s highly-anticipated debut album, Girl Disrupted, drops on January 27. With “D4L,” the third in her Girl Disrupted video series, the breakout R&B talent takes on a role-play fantasy that shows us many seductive personas—all of them intriguing. Proving that there are … Continued

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If their last tour is any indication, British band The 1975 will not disappoint their young, mostly female audiences when they hit the road in North America over the next six weeks. Offering non-stop renditions of their hit singles with … Continued

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Lana Del Rey’s new video for “Love” is a euphoric vision of youth and desire that somehow feels just right. Del Rey continues her well-known fascination with ’50s and ’60s nostalgia—“Love” opens on the singer in full mod ’60s love … Continued

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Leather drag never looked this slinky. Watch the unsinkable 42-year-old supermodel, Kate Moss, lip-synch Elvis Presley singing “The Wonder of You,” with a newly arranged and recorded orchestral accompaniment by the Royal Philharmonic in the new music video, above. The … Continued

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As a founding—and sole remaining—member of Panic! At the Disco, electric emo singer Brendon Urie has proven himself to be one of the most versatile vocalists in contemporary music, with the dulcet tones of a pop star, the crooning vocals … Continued

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The graphic short is a film directed by Halsey and Sing J. Lee. The song is elegant electro-pop and is the story of two star crossed lovers staying in love despite the forces pulling them apart. It’s part of a … Continued

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Cigarettes After Sex is blowing up on YouTube—after millions of hits and an upswell of new listeners, this Brooklyn band is officially a phenomenon. Their melancholic, androgynous pop noir is without doubt addictive, an ambient, hazy sound with just a … Continued

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In 1971, Soul Train made its debut on the national airwaves, and it immediately asserted itself as “the hippest trip in America.” It took the American Bandstand formula of lip-synced pop acts and teen idol dancers, and applied it to … Continued

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Country charm Lillie Mae Rische is on the road to discovery: “Are we there yet?” is her response when asked what she would call her life movie. Although she first picked up the violin when she was seven, and has … Continued

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Music in the 90’s can’t be discussed without giving props to TLC, the best-selling female R&B/Hip-Hop group not only of that decade but of all time. The original members, T-Boz, Left Eye, and Chilli, seemed unstoppable—selling 65 million records worldwide—until … Continued

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Against Me! is an American punk rock band from Gainesville, Florida led by singer and guitarist Laura Jane Grace who started the band in 1997. In 2012 Grace came out as transgender. After a long period of confusion the band … Continued

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For the past couple of years since her huge breakout debut Pure Heroine, Lorde has been busy growing up. She’s said that her soon-to-be-released followup, Melodrama, will be all about that time and what it feels like to “cross over … Continued

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The new video for “Venus Fly” is not to be missed. Grimes & Janelle Monáe have created an epic fantasy that is a worthy visual counterpart to their first (and hopefully not last) musical collaboration. “Venus Fly” opens with futuristic warrior princesses, … Continued

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The famously very wet five-day Glastonbury Music Festival obeyed climate change yesterday and kicked off during a mind-numbing heat wave. Not to be outdone, the hottest bands in the world are gathering in the sleepy town of Somerset, England to … Continued

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The British are coming! At least we hope so—these are the bands and ballads that we can’t get enough of lately, all of them up and coming acts from the U.K. “Everlasting Road,” above, is a sexy, spooky single from the sisters of LOCK. They’ve … Continued

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From the first bars of the ubiquitous ice cream truck song that opens this video, you know this one’s going to be sweet. “Swalla,” a Jason Derulo, Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign collaboration, is a technicolor sugar rush of candy-coated fun. Gil Green directed … Continued

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Canada, oh Canada thank you for this perfect sound. The new album Whiteout Conditions is a euphoric, powerful, delightfully decadent effort. They insist that they are not a super group but no one has ever believed them. They are unstoppable … Continued

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Just when you finally got  “Shape of You” out of your head, here we are with Ed Sheeran’s very best musical moments. And of course, that single is at the top of the list. It’s an amazing song, just the … Continued

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The most engrossing work from Aimee Mann in years is full of tuneful, disillusioned songs as she delivers her barest collection yet. Clever and imagery rich lyrics continually paint pictures of an overworked mind that is constantly in a state … Continued

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Charlie Puth made waves with his Wiz Khalifa collaboration, “See You Again,” a moving tribute to the late Paul Walker which was featured on the soundtrack to Furious 7. After a successful album, the cleverly-titled Nine Track Mind, Puth is … Continued

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Don’t ask what his real name or age is, Boy Epic won’t tell. The mysterious, sharply handsome singer has been creating a stir with his underground pop songs and beyond sexy videos inspired by films like Fifty Shades of Grey … Continued

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Lena Headey’s been playing the meanest, not to mention, craziest Queen in HBO’s Game of Thrones for seven years now, but Cersei has left the Iron Throne for even weirder pastures. Dressed in a red hoodie and nerdy glasses, the … Continued

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British electro-pop duo Goldfrapp (Alison Goldfrapp, and Will Gregory) are back at last, with a hypnotic new single “Anymore.” It’s the lead-in to their upcoming new album, Silver Eye, due out March 31 on Mute Records. This is the first … Continued

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Whatever you do, don’t tell singer Hailee Steinfeld she’s “not like most girls.” Meant as a compliment from a male admirer, the no-nonsense performer flips the narrative and rebukes then rejects the poor young man’s affection by pointing out just … Continued

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Chace may only be eighteen years old, but the singer/songwriter/producer is already one of the hottest young talents in the business today. He’s got one successful EP under his belt, and is back at it with a second, Definition. The … Continued

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We’re officially hooked on Shawn Hook. The Canadian singer just released his new black and white video for the hauntingly romantic single, “Reminding Me,” which soft-focuses on heartbreak and the toll it takes on a person, namely the handsome Hook. … Continued

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Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine practically defined popular music in the 1990s, and their long-lasting friendship is being turned into a four-part HBO documentary. The Defiant Ones borrows its title from the seminal 1958 drama starring Sidney Poitier and Tony … Continued

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Sex Playlist #79 “Beautiful Trauma” – Pink “Take Back Home Girl” – Chris Lane, Tori Kelly “Butterflies” – Daniella Mason “Teacher” – PRETTYMUCH “Invitation” – Why Don’t We “Next to You – Marcy Rising Edit” – Locussolus “Lessons” – Echosmith “The Makings of You” – Tamar Braxton … Continued

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Sex Playlist #77 “Some Kind of Love” – The Killers “You’re the Best Thing About Me” – U2, Kygo “Find You” – Nick Jonas “Homemade Dynamite” – Lorde, Khalid, Post Malone, SZA “Rainbow” – Sia “Too Much to Ask” – Niall Horan “Feel the Real” … Continued

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Sex Playlist #76 “Too Good At Goodbyes” – Sam Smith “Let Me Go” – Hailee Steinfeld, Alesso, Florida Georgia Line, watt “Dusk Till Dawn” Radio Edit – ZAYN, Sia “Disco Tits” – Tove Lo “Love So Soft” – Kelly Clarkson “Up All Night” – Beck … Continued

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Sex Playlist #74 – VMA Winners “Humble” – Kendrick Lamar, Gucci Mane “Down” – Fifth Harmony “Stay” (with Alessia Cara) – Zed, Alessia Cara “Fade” – Kanye West “XO TOUR Llif3” – Lil Uzi Vert “Wyclef Jean” – Young Thug … Continued

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Sex Playlist #73 “Friends” (with BloodPop®) – Justin Bieber “All the Trouble” – Lee Ann Womack “Solo Mia” – Yandel, Maluma “All On My Mind” – Anderson East “Drip” – Luke James “Younger Now” – Miley Cyrus “Lose A Little … Continued

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  “What About Us” – Pink “A Million Lights” – Michael W. Smith “Cherry Ripe” – The Preatures “Fire” – VHS Collection “Unapologetically” – Kelsea Ballerini “Little of Your Love = Bloodpop®” – HAIM, BlookPop® “Up The Creek” – Tori … Continued

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Selena Gomez reached new heights of seduction with her first video for the erotic single, Fetish (feat. Gucci Mane). The 24-year-old beauty is all mouth, tongue, and polished nails as she teases, squeezes, and playfully strokes her luscious lips in the most suggestive way … Continued

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Nick Jonas is hosting a sexy party/pillow fight with some of the hottest PYTs in Hollywood and you’re invited. In his video for the new single, “Remember I Told You, ft. Anne-Marie, Mike Posner” the former member of the teen-friendly … Continued

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Enrique Iglesias, the King of Latin Pop, and one of the best selling Latin artists ever—not to mention the sexiest!—proves he has stamina to spare as he continues his now 3-year-long Love & Sex tour. He’s also rejoining American rapper … Continued

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Demi Lovato has a message to all her fans: “Sorry Not Sorry is the first of many songs that I’ve been working on, and I can’t wait for you guys to hear all of them. I hope this song makes … Continued

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This week marks the official end of PRIDE month, but it’s always PRIDE at PROVOKR. In honor of our LBGTQ family, here’s a beautiful, unplugged version of “YMCA” by the always-provocative performer, Boy George. But don’t let the simplicity of his … Continued

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Turn the radio on and chances are you’ll hear one of the sexiest songs currently on repeat, Rihanna’s “Love on the Brain,” off last year’s album, Anti. The painful, bluesy tune channels the 60s style of Amy Winehouse and gives … Continued

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Rhye, the duo behind 2013’s critically acclaimed EP, Woman, have returned with a new single, and, despite their four year absence, they clearly haven’t lost their touch. Their moody melodies and delicate sensuousness are back in full force on their … Continued

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Since 2005, The annual Afropunk Festival has highlighted the cross-community of black punks, celebrating the afro-centric side of the punk rock community, which is generally dominated by white acts. Inspired by James Spooner’s 2003 documentary on the topic of black … Continued

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Sex Playlist #78 “Sexy Dirty Love” – Demi Lovato “Some Kind of Love” – The Killers “Don’t Dream It’s Over” – The Head and the Heart “Spent the Day in Bed” – Morrissey “Week Without You” – Miley Cyrus “A … Continued

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Sex Playlist #75 “Hey Nineteen” – Steely Dan “Nobody Like You” – Kaskade “What Lovers Do” – Maroon 5, featuring SZA “The Beginning” – Quin “If I’m Lucky” – Jason Derulo “Girls on Boys” – Galantis, ROZES “Obvious” – Eden … Continued

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British DJ Sigala knows from the songs of the summer. His massive hit, Easy Love dropped in the hottest season in 2015 and was #1 on the UK charts within days. His new single, Came Here for Love, featuring the … Continued

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American singer and songwriter Laura Pergolizzi, better known as LP, is PROVOKR’s musical obsession! Not only has the lanky, tattooed, curly-haired musician released three albums—her newest is Lost on You—she’s also the genius writer behind songs performed by some of our … Continued

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Lorde, the New Zealand teenager with the scratchy soprano voice we all embraced four years ago when her single, “Royals” became a huge crossover- and Grammy-winning hit, is back. Finally!  Now all of 20, and with an album’s worth of … Continued

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The Colombian, belly-dancing, vocally unique Shakira has re-emerged onto the music scene from a seemingly endless hiatus–marriage and babies kept her occupied. We can remember like it was yesterday when she dropped her English (language) debut single, “Whenever, Wherever” in 2002; … Continued

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There are perhaps a handful of songs that inspire orgasmic, self-love. In our lusty opinion, Divinyls wrote the ultimate ode to masturbation with the release of its erotic 1990 single, “I Touch Myself.” A number one hit in the band’s … Continued

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Sex Playlist #81 “Colors” – Beck “Touch” – Kehlani “Feels Great” – Cheat Codes, Fetty Wap, CVBZ “First Love” – Lost Kings, Sabrina Carpenter “New” – Daya “Every Little Thing” – Russell Dickerson “Passion” – AWOLNATION “Wishlist” – Kiiara “Vault” … Continued

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We’re just busy thinking ’bout BOYS, the adorable new song and video from Charli XCX featuring…well, name any hot, sexy male celebrity in the music industry and pop culture today and chances are he’s appearing in this delicious medley of … Continued

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Is there anything sexier than a swift-fingered DJ at the top of a giant stage, controlling thousands of writhing bodies with every flick of the switch, knob, or drop of the needle? We don’t think so, either. But many of PROVOKR’s … Continued

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There’s never been a better time to discover the dynamic musical group, Muddy Magnolias. In these difficult political times, out of the despondent dust rises this glorious, gospel, almost holy music that truly soothes the savage breast. Comprised of Jessy … Continued

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The beautiful L.A.-based singer is performing at Afropunk in Brooklyn this weekend and is someone not to be missed. Since the release of her first EP, Galactica, Quiñ’s been making waves with her seductive electronic sound, one she’s dubbed Fantasy … Continued

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Sex Playlist #80 “Almost Human (from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Blade Runner 2049” – Lauren Daigle “Help Me Out” – Maroon 5, with Julia Michaels “How Long” – Charlie Puth “Enjoy the Silence” – Carla Bruni “Easy Love” – … Continued

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Come on! Let’s hit the beach one last time before the season of simmer is over! D.C. rapper, Wale, has released the single My Love, feat. Major Lazer, Wizkid, and Dua Lipa, off his latest CD, Shine. The music video is hot-hot-hot, featuring … Continued

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What do the music festivals of Glastonbury, Coachella, Bonnaroo, and Lollapalooza have in common? They all hosted the English indie trip-rock band Glass Animals in the last year, to the utter delight of the millions of attendees. One critic called … Continued

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Stop the presses, or at least pause your instagram and behold the beauty that is Liam Payne and his baby mama, Cheryl Coles! The adorable musical couple, and new parents to baby Bear, just posted a rare selfie of themselves … Continued

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Andy Black, aka Andy Biersack, and his wife, Juliet Simms are THE hot rock couple of the moment! Juliet, who came in second place on the second season of The Voice, met her heartthrob husband on the Warped Tour 2011, … Continued

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Sex Playlist #83 “Wolves” – Selena Gomez, Marshmello “Burning” – Sam Smith “Love So Soft” – Kelly Clarkson “I Need You” – Morrissey & Marshall “Mexican Fender” – Weezer “I Miss You” – Clean Bandit, feat. Julia Michaels “Always Ascending” … Continued

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And the hits just keep on coming off Lorde’s second album, Melodrama. For her newest visual release, “Perfect Places,” the New Zealand pop star takes us on a trip to a beautiful tropical paradise, where she explores the other-worldliness of … Continued

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What is more romantic than a real-life musical duet? PROVOKR picks the coolest (Mick and Marianne), the truest (Tim and Faith), the hottest (Stevie and Lindsay), and the newest (Selena and the Weeknd) dynamic duos ever. From classic country couple … Continued

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Sex Playlist #82 “Gorgeous” – Taylor Swift “On The Loose” – Niall Horan “Losing Sleep” – Chris Young “Relief Next to Me” – MUNA “Let Me In” – H.E.R. “You Keep Me Waiting” – Snoh Aalegra, Vic Mensa “Whiskey” – … Continued

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Australian singer/songwriter Amy Billings, aka Amy Shark, is already famous Downunder. Her single, Adore, made it to the #2 spot on the Triple J Hottest 100 charts in 2016, and made the indie performer a bonafide pop star. The deeply emotional … Continued

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Take one part Courtney Love, one part Chrissie Hynde, and one part The Go-Gos, and you’ve got The Regrettes, the cutest, coolest bad-ass punk band we’ve heard in a long time. Lead by the adorably blunt 16-year-old Lydia Night—with Genessa Gariano … Continued

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Sex Playlist #85 “Female” – Kieth Urban “Who Do You Love” – Elise LeGrow “Tip Toe” – Jason Derulo, French Montana “Slow It Down” – Kim Petras “Cola” – CamelPhat, Elderbrook “Juice” – Chromeo “Love Always Wins” – Michael W. … Continued

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Singer/songwriters Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile‘s new single may be called “Over Everything,” but the sweet, swaying single just whets our appetites for more music from these independent artists! We don’t have to wait for long, as the duo’s new … Continued

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Revenge songs are all the rage, thanks to Kesha and Beyoncé calling out their wrong-doers on their latest songs, “Praying” and “Lemonade.” But we know whom those women are singing about, thanks to the press, social media, and history. There’s … Continued

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Is there anything better than a tell-all revenge song? If Taylor Swift has anything to say about it, then, no. But how about one that forgives your oppressor, shows true compassion, and finally, offers a heartfelt wish that the tormentor … Continued

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The Killers are back with a new record, five years after their last album, 2012’s Battle Born. The new disc, Wonderful Wonderful, out now on Island Records, is an thoughtful deconstruction of masculinity and a deep dive into what it … Continued

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Sex Playlist 17.11.30 “Naked” – James Arthur “Both of Us” – Yellow Claw, STORi “There She Is” – Frank Turner “Don’t Slam The Door” – Icona Pop “Born to Touch Your Feelings” – Studio Edit – Scorpions “I Won’t Let … Continued

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Sex Playlist #84 “Kids in Love” – Kygo “The Blackout” – U2 “Down” – Fifth Harmony, Gucci Mane “You and Me” – Shallou “Dirty Sexy Money” – David Guetta, Afrojack, Charli XCX, French Montana “Told You So” – Miguel “Beside … Continued

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Can’t get enough of Camila Cabello’s sizzling new single “Havana?” We’ve got this. The Cuban-born Cabello, also known as Karla Camila Cabello Estrabao, has been causing quite a stir since she left her girl group Fifth Harmony late last year. … Continued

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Sex Playlist 17.12.07 “Perfect Duet” – Ed Sheeran & Beyonce “Love is All We Have Left” – U2 “Criminal” – Miguel, Rick Ross “All On My Mind” – Acoustic – Anderson East “Him & I” – G-Eazy, Halsey “… Ready … Continued

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Eleven years ago, Fergie released her debut solo album, The Dutchess. Since then, the Black Eyed Peas starlet has had a follow-up record in the works, but it just hasn’t been ready… Until now. Finally, a whopping three years after … Continued

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Gucci Mane—aka Radric Delantic Davis—has never been hotter, or more productive. As popular as he’s been for the last 12 years, releasing hundreds of trap-rap tracks, 2017 is clearly the prolific rapper’s year to shine. Not only did he win … Continued

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Sex Playlist 17.12.14 “Dreamer” – Axwell Ingrosso, Trevor Guthrie “Never Be the Same” – Camila Cabello “Fuck Your Man – Interlude” – K. Michelle “Beautiful” – Walker Hayes “Broken Prayers” – Riley Clemmons “Turn” – The Wombats “Scary Love” – … Continued

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Provokr Holiday Sex Playlist   “Santa’s Coming for Us” – Sia “Christmas Lights” – Coldplay “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” – Demi Lovato “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” – Sam Smith “All I Want For Christmas is You” – … Continued

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Sex Playlist #86 “Ring-a-Ring O’ Roses” – Charlotte Gainsbourg “White Noise” – Ella Vos “Yours” – Russel Dickerson “Take Me” – Aly & AJ “Indian Summer (Kasbo Remix)” – Jai Wolf, Kasbo “Disco Tits” – Tove Lo “Parachute” – Joshua … Continued

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Most pop songs are about love, but sometimes that love lasts for one night only. Here are PROVOKR’s picks for the sexiest, saddest, most longing songs in the key of N.S.A. (no strings attached). The Weeknd, whose real name is Abel … Continued

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“From Dusk Till Dawn,” the new single from former One Direction cutie, Zayn Malik, and featuring Sia, would be a perfect addition to the soundtrack for the upcoming Fifty Shades Freed movie. It’s a sexy duet with gorgeous harmonies between the two singers, promising unwavering love … Continued

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Beck is a master of almost every music genre. He can release a strange electronic throwback album with Odeley to a straight up folk record like Mutations to an ambient-folk hybrid with Sea Change. With his new album Colors, his … Continued

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In case you didn’t hear, Taylor Swift is fed up. “Look What You Made Me Do,” her new single, and first song from her upcoming CD, Reputation, makes it clear that she’s done with her haters, the betrayers, and their collaborators. … Continued

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In 2014, Yeah Yeah Yeahs went on hiatus after 14 years of growing popularity, stardom, and winning awards. It just seemed that band members Karen O, Nick Zinner, and Brian Chase needed a well-deserved break from constantly recording and touring. … Continued

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Sex Playlist 18.01.15 “Need Me” – Eminem, Pink “Still the Same” – Sugarland “Pick Up” – Plaza “Don’t Play It Safe” – Cassie “The Weekend – Funk Wav Remix” – SZA, Calvin Harris “Vibes” – Adelitas Way “Easy On My … Continued

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After retiring from the runway in the late 90s, model-turned-musician-turned First Lady of France, Carla Bruni, surprised the fashion world when she joined fellow supermodels Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Helena Christensen, and Claudia Schiffer with Italian fashion designer Donatella Versace on the … Continued

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St. Vincent released the music video for “Los Ageless,” the second single from her fifth studio album Masseduction. While the first single “New York” was a soulful ballad about the end of a relationship, “Los Ageless” is a glossy electronic … Continued

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Provokr New Year Sex Playlist “Slow Hands” – Niall Horan “Auld Lang Syne” – Boney M. “Feels” – Calvin Harris, Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Big Sean “Came Here for Love” – Sigala, Ella Eyre “Nights With You” – M0 “Naked” … Continued

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While she topped Spotify and YouTube with a number of hit singles like “It Ain’t Me,” “Fetish,” and “Wolves,” Selena Gomez also dipped into TV as an executive producer on the hit teen drama 13 Reasons Why on Netflix.

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Being a teenager is hard enough, but growing up when no one wants to accept you as the person you are can be even harder. Logic’s very thoughtful music video for “1-800-273-8255” – which is the phone number for the … Continued

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American singer/songwriter Jason Derulo had a hot and sexy 2017 with hit singles like “Educate Ya” with Pitbull and “Swalla” featuring Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign. Derulo is also one of Provokr’s Bad Boys of Music.

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The Cuban-American singer/songwriter Camila Cabello gave two sultry performances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon over the span of a few months in late 2017 and early 2018 and both were smoking hot! Cabello has a knack with making … Continued

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Instead of making a highly sexualized music video, director Petra Collins took her inspiration from horror movies for “Fetish” by Selena Gomez. The result is a bizarrely beautiful piece of visual art that is filled with suggestive and metaphorical imagery.

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“Disco Tits” by Tove Lo is already a provocative song, so why not pair it with a provocative music video, which features the Swedish pop star seducing a Muppet, while on a drug-fueled sex romp through the American Southwest.

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Portugal. The Man. released their breakthrough album Woodstock during the summer of 2017. The album’s lead single “Feel It Still” was the band’s first #1 hits song on the Billboard Adult Alternative Songs chart.

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Marshmello is one of the most sought-after producers working in the music industry today. He’s responsible for some of the hottest songs of the year, such as “Chasing Colors” with Ookay featuring Noah Cyrus, “Silence” featuring Khalid, and Selena Gomez’s “Wolves.”

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The centerpiece of the music video for “Love is Mystical” from Cold War Kids is a lot of kissing! A group of couples from various backgrounds and lifestyles come together to enjoy the human connection that only comes with being … Continued

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While it received a lot of commercial success, Damn. from Kendrick Lamar is a powerful album that centers around the rapper’s social conscience, political mind, and unwavering creativity. Damn, this album is great!

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Appearing on the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack, the music video features Zayn Malik & Taylor Swift longing for each other through bitter rain, snappy paparazzi, and sultry hotel rooms knowing they “don’t wanna live forever” without each other.

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So Good by Zara Larsson delivers the glittery goodness with its infectious hooks and pop sensibility that will make you beg for more. The 20-year-old Swedish singer brings a lot of sex appeal, as she boasts about the empowerment of her … Continued

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Although Björk’s ninth studio album Utopia hasn’t yet arrived, the Icelandic singer/songwriter has released its lead single “The Gate,” which shares a co-writing credit with Arca, an avant-pop DJ and producer. The song is everything you’d expect from Björk: personally emotional, haunting, … Continued

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While Taylor Swift has yet to release her sixth studio album, Reputation, the pop singer/songwriter has released its second single, “…Ready for It?.” The video for the song, directed by longtime collaborator, Joseph Kahn, places the photogenic singer in an anime dystopian world that resembles … Continued

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Sometimes, a music video is really strange, but also really hot, and that’s our favorite combination! “Disco Tits” is the first single from Blue Lips, the latest album from Swedish singer/songwriter Tove Lo. The intriguing video, directed by Tim Erem, … Continued

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With the release of Reputation, Taylor Swift let her fans into her songwriting process in a series of YouTube videos from AT&T called Taylor Swift NOW. The first in the series is for the single “Gorgeous,” which is written by … Continued

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Australian folk siblings Angus & Julia Stone have been creating music together since 2006. Hailing from Sydney, the pair’s recently released fourth studio album, Snow, has a new single titled “Nothing Else,” a folk ballad that speaks to ease and acceptance. It’s … Continued

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Ah yes, 2017 was a pretty good year in music with new releases from Beck, St. Vincent, and Courtney Barnett. But now that the year is about to come to an end, let’s look back at what made the year … Continued

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The fifth single from Scottish DJ Calvin Harris fifth album (Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 just went Gold) is a chilling heartbreaker. “Faking It” features the cool vocals of Oakland singer Kehlani and Hot-lanta rapper Lil Yachty serenading each other over a … Continued

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Surprise, surprise! The music video for Pink’s “Beautiful Truma” has dropped with Magic Mike star Channing Tatum dancing alongside the pink-haired pop star. The single, a catchy tune with an infectious melody, is the second from Pink’s seventh album, Beautiful … Continued

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It’s hard to believe that The Rolling Stones have been around since 1962. Over the past 55 years, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have re-invented the band through many different music trends and genres, but they amazingly still have the … Continued

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Now this is just delightful! Chromeo has released a new music video, directed by David Wilson, for “Juice,” the first single off the upcoming album Head over Heels. The electro-pop duo took the new title to heart, as they appeared in … Continued

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Born in New York City in January 1971, Mary J. Blige rose in stardom at an early age after an impromptu cover song performance of Anita Baker’s hit song “Caught Up in the Rapture” at the Galleria Mall in White … Continued

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This is a deeply personal one! The newest music video for Demi Lovato’s “Tell Me You Love Me” features the singer’s passions and fears with a soulful search for love and acceptance. The single from Lovato’s sixth studio album explores the … Continued

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In 2002, the L.A. rock band Kara’s Flowers reformed as Maroon 5 and released their debut record Songs About Jane, which became an instant hit with songs like “This Love” and “She Will Be Loved.” 15 years later, Maroon 5 … Continued

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With their second studio album Ash, the duo Ibeyi is quickly becoming one of the hottest acts in world and pop music today. Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz are 22-year-old twin sisters with a new record that explores themes of empowerment, … Continued

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Nothing makes a movie move, groove, and sooth better than an awesome soundtrack. And 2017 had some of the best in recent years. Here are the five soundtracks we plugged into and got turned on by. And don’t forget to check … Continued

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Los Angeles hottest new rock band is Starcrawler, a very young and energetic Rock and Roll band with an infectious sound and a retro glam style. The band is fronted by 18-year-old Arrow de Wilde, a tall and leggy ball … Continued

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With the release of the film Justice League later this week, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment has also dropped the superhero movie’s soundtrack. The score is from music vet Danny Elfman, with a few pop tracks from The White Stripes, Gang of Youth, and most … Continued

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It’s hard to believe that R.E.M.’s Automatic For The People is already 25 years old, but the Athens, Georgia rock band weathered relatively obscurity into mainstream and critical success with their eighth studio album. Released in October 1992, Automatic For … Continued

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Fresh off their massive radio hit “Rockabye,” British pop/dance darlings Clean Bandits are looking to have another huge one with the breakup track, “I Miss You,” featuring singer/songwriter Julia Michaels. The catchy heartbreaker will remind anyone who’s ever had a … Continued

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Ah, to be in love in New York City. G-Eazy & Halsey released the new single “Him & I” from their new album The Beautiful & Damned, which drops later this month. The music video for the song is simple: … Continued

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Selena Gomez hasn’t released an album since Revival in 2015. However, she just released a new single titled “Wolves,” which is also a collaboration with electronic dance music producer Marshmello, who has worked with the likes of Noah Cyrus and … Continued

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“Kill4Me” is the second single from Marilyn Manson’s tenth studio album Heaven Upside Down and it’s a very good one! It’s music video stars Johnny Depp (the second time they worked together, the first being “Say10”), as Manson steps into … Continued

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K. Michelle has been in the limelight in the R&B scene since 2009 when she signed with Jive Records. The Memphis, Tennessee-born singer just released her fourth studio album Kimberly: The People I Used to Know with its new single … Continued

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The new single “Hey Hey Hey” from Katy Perry’s fifth studio album Witness empowers women to buck conventions and make their own mark as the hero. To illustrate the song’s themes, the music video, directed by Isaac Rentz, features Perry … Continued

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Georgia-born R&B singer Khalid (full name Khalid Donnel Robinson) released his debut album American Teen earlier this year to critical and commercial success. In fact, he’s up for five Grammy Awards this year, including Best Urban Contemporary Album, Best New Artist, … Continued

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“Haters gon’ say it’s fake.” Justin Timberlake is a top-notch entertainer extraordinaire. While he’s been mostly acting over the years, he started his career in entertainment as a pop singer. Believe it or not, but it’s been five years since … Continued

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R&B singer/songwriter SZA (pronounced “Scissa”) had a bit of a moment at the end of 2017. She released her debut album Ctrl to critical and commercial success, she appeared on Saturday Night Live, and she received five Grammy nominations, including … Continued

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A new hit song for a new year! The lead single from Troye Sivan “My My My!” has the pop star feeling invincible after finding a new love, while also playing as a new pop anthem for the young and … Continued

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