Dua Lipa Studio 2054

Dua Lipa Announces the Studio 2054 Live Experience

Dua Lipa is ready to take it back to the clubs, even if...well, you already know. After unexpectedly kicking off the lockdown (the first time around, anyway) with her dance floor escape Future Nostalgia in March, which is still one of the year's best albums, Dua's continued to dua it well in spite…


Bright Light Bright Light Teams Up With Elton John For "I Wish We Were Leaving"

The last time we heard from Mr. Rod Bright Light Bright Light Thomas, we were treated to his gorgeous cover of the Pet Shops Boys classic "West End Girls" with Ana Matronic — which the Boys themselves endorsed. You know, no big deal or whatever. But that was just a taste of big things to come in…


Lady Gaga: Born This Way (Album Review)

On Saturday night, Lady Gaga sat spread eagle atop a delivery table on the stage of Saturday Night Live, belting out "Born This Way" while grasping her very pregnant prosthetic belly before flooding the delivery table with goo and glitter. "My water just broke," the 25-year-old superstar tweeted…


Lady Gaga: The Monster Ball Tour 2011 at Madison Square Garden (Concert Review)

Last night marked Lady Gaga's final sold-out performance at Madison Square Garden on The Monster Ball Tour 2011. The show, the second of two nights taped for Gaga's upcoming HBO special in May, was a nearly two and a half-hour extravaganza, as Lady Gaga and her friends traversed the gritty,…


The Good, The Bad and The Katy Perry: The Top Performances at the 2011 Grammy Awards

It's that magical time of self-celebratory circle jerking again: The 2011 Grammy Awards! And for the first time in, like, forever...it was mostly a good time! There were a lot of performances, and at least half of them were pretty entertaining. Let's take a walk through some of the more memorable…


Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" to be Released on Friday

Elton John called it "the anthem that's going to obliterate 'I Will Survive.'" In two days, we'll hear it for ourselves. It's official: Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" will premiere on radio worldwide at 6:00 a.m. EST and will be made available for sale digitally at 9:00 a.m. EST. Can you even handle…


Ellie Goulding: Lights (Video Premiere)

Wow--this came out of nowhere! Behold: The video for Ellie Goulding's brand new Biff Stannard-produced single "Lights," the title track (and one of my favorite songs) off of Bright Lights, the re-release of the singer's brilliant 2010 debut. As you can see, the confidence just keeps coming for…


Last Dance, Last Chance: A Very Thorough X Factor Final Performance Night Review (December 11)

THIS IS IT, as one of the X Factor judges famously sang 17 years ago (oh my God, 17 years?!): The STAR-STUDDED X Factor final show is finally upon us! And thank God, because I'm totally over it.


Ellie Goulding Covers Rihanna's "Only Girl (In The World)" on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge

I'm dying. Ellie Goulding just delivered a S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G orchestral rendition of Rihanna's mega-smash "Only Girl (In The World)" during this morning's Live Lounge on Radio 1. (LISTEN) It is so many things, but above all, it is brilliant. Why? Because Ellie's signature warbling vocal style flips…


Ellie Goulding Releases "Your Song" as First Single off of Upcoming Re-Release, 'Bright Lights'

On Friday, Ellie Goulding released "Your Song," the first single off of her sublime debut, Lights. (LISTEN) The song is an acoustic cover of Elton John's 1970 classic. No synthesizers, no vocal layering--just straight-up crooning on top of a piano and some sad strings. And while that description…


Elton John Night: A Very Thorough X Factor Performance Night Review (November 13)

Boy, they're really clobbering this whole Elton John thing to death, aren't they? This week's X Factor theme was "Elton John Night," in honor the same man who only a few weeks prior went on a queeny rant against X Factor, talent shows, Simon Cowell and popular music in general, which caused Louis…


Speaking of Guilty Pleasures: A Very Thorough X Factor Performance Night Review (October 23)

Get your tits out, everyone--it's time for another round-up of the X Factor performances! This week's theme was "Guilty Pleasures," which is basically a completely subjective, completely bullshit category that resulted in the judges inevitably squabbling over what defines a guilty pleasure and why…