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'Spell My Name': Toni Braxton Spells Out Her Legend Status

School's back in session (virtually, this year), and the legendary Ms. Toni Braxton is giving us all a crucial spelling lesson - but more on that a little later. Following 2018's stellar Sex & Cigarettes, the deep-voiced diva (or, as the New York Times referred to her in 1993, "Up-And-Coming…


Allie X Turns Self-Destructive Tendencies Into Pop PerfXtion on 'CollXtion II' (Album Review)

Channeling one's insecurities into art is an X-Static Process. (Just ask Madonna.) Back in early February of 2014, a singer named Allie X mysteriously popped up on the blog scene in GIF form with her debut single "Catch," twirling 'round with a giant syringe in hand. Armed with a Fame Monster-era…


Sia's Gorgeous 'Great Gatsby' Contribution, "Kill And Run"

No matter how the film turns out (please let it be Moulin Rouge, Part Deux!), the accompanying soundtrack for Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby is already a solid smash, thanks to incredible contributions from the likes of Florence + The Machine, The XX, Nero and, of course, Lana Del Rey with "Young…


Introduucing...Lana Del Rey!

"I was born bad, but then I met you / You made me not so wild, but my dark side's true," Lana Del Rey sings in the first few seconds of the swaggering Spaghetti Western strum of "Kinda Outta Luck." And just like that, the 24-year-old New York-bred chanteuse--born Lizzy Grant--has already become…


The Saturdays Perform New Song from Upcoming Album on The Headlines Tour, "Turn Myself In"

While The Saturdays have been busy trekking across the UK for The Headlines Tour at the moment, they've also been performing a brand new song from their upcoming album: "Turn Myself In." The power ballad, which was written and produced by Chris Braide and James Fauntleroy, sounds like a slightly…


Elevate Me: The Alternate Version of Diana Vicker's "N.U.M.B."

Over the past week, Diana Vickers has been counting down the days 'til Christmas by offering up a variety of special goodies and knick-knacks, including interviews, video blogs, contests--and now, free downloads. Today, Team Vickers released a previously unheard take on "N.U.M.B.," the gorgeous…


Power Pop: Interview with...Chris Braide!

I don't want to tempt fate, but if that's not a number one, I'll eat my sofa. As the man responsible for such songs as Diana Vickers' "The Boy Who Murdered Love," The Saturdays' "Chasing Lights," and Will Young's "Anything is Possible," as well as some of the upcoming material from Pixie Lott…