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Nasty, Glamorous, Beautiful: The Prince Girls

To say that Prince had a profound impact on music is a massive understatement: there's just too much. With each passing minute since his untimely death on Thursday, there's another story, another song, another performance, another memory to remind us of his myriad contributions. Quite simply, we…


Jessie Ware Covers Martika's "Love... Thy Will Be Done," No Flaws Detected

GUH. In keeping with her ongoing theme of flaw-freelessness (going with it), British chanteuse Jessie Ware decided to drop a gift for fans today, via Soundcloud: A cover of Martika's Top 10 1991 single, "Love... Thy Will Be Done," originally co-penned and produced by Prince. Unsurprisingly, it's…


Kelly Clarkson Reveals Details About 'Stronger' During "Mr. Know It All" Live Premiere

Yesterday afternoon, Kelly Clarkson premiered "Mr. Know It All," the gorgeous lead single from her upcoming fifth studio album Stronger. She also took the time to answer fan questions on her trusty iPad (watch in full!), revealing loads of new info about her new single, some dish on the new album,…


Kelly Clarkson Nearly Done Recording "Great Pop Record" Inspired by Prince, Aretha Franklin and Radiohead

Shaking. Crying. Furiously playing From Justin To Kelly on repeat. Kelly Clarkson just announced that she's nearly done recording her as-of-yet untitled fifth studio album, set to be released later this year. From her Facebook: PS I record my last song on the 25th of this month and then we will…


Proud To Be An American: A Very Thorough X Factor Performance Night Review (November 6)

'Twas 'American Anthems' Week on X Factor last Saturday, a celebration of true, good ol' American talent. YEE-HAW! As the judges strode into the studio to the sound of Bruce Springsteen's "Born In The USA," US flags waved on the screens while overenthusiastic cheerleaders pranced around like loons…


She Can Do It Better: Interview with Matisse!

A few weeks ago, I introduuced Matisse to MuuMuse, the up-and-coming dance floor vixen (and former member of sister act Brit & Alex) responsible for the summer smash, "Better Than Her." (LISTEN) The singer is currently busy cooking up the contents of her debut album due out in Spring 2011,…


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…


Amanda Blank: I Love You (Album Review)

Until this summer, Philadelphia-bred mistress of ceremonies Amanda Blank could be found both everywhere and nowhere; a fixture found in the liner notes and "featuring" sections on collaboration tracks from just about every hip-hop tested, indie cred-approved artist since the mid-'00's, including…


Muu Bits

It's that time again to take a spin around the blogger block and see what's happening all across the world! Or at least what's happening within my extremely limited view of blogs...and GO!! 8/1's got another track from Joan As Police Woman, this time in duet form with Antony of Antony and the…


Who's That Girl?

I do a lot of strange things in the shower. I sing, I dance, I [insert lyrics to Britney Spears' "Touch of my Hand" here,] but I also think about things. Like, really deep things. Tonight's shower subject was the deepest of the deep: ROBYN IS RELEASING HER INTERNATIONALLY 2005 RELEASED…


Not Down For The Count

Many of my fellow self-proclaimed pop scholars will agree that one of the greater tragedies of late was the cancellation of Alesha Dixon's not-so-anticipating solo album. Alesha, for those unaware, was a member of Misteeq, a short lived three piece band that produced such classics as "Scandalous"…