Lana Del Rey, Ariana Grande, and Miley Cyrus team up for ‘Angel’

Charlie’s Angels are back and deadlier than ever.

On Friday (Sept. 13), the much-anticipated “Charlie’s Angels” collaboration from Ariana Grande, Lana Del Rey, and Miley Cyrus was finally unleashed. In a bid to compete with Destiny’s Child’s “Independent Women Part 1” (which was THE song of the early 2000s version of the franchise), the three pop stars joined forces for “Don’t Call Me Angel.”

The almost-four-minute cinematic music video finds all three musicians taking on the different Angel positions. Cyrus is the first to appear on screen in a dark boxing ring. In the room, we watch as she practices her boxing skills with a partner, rolls around the ring, and holds a guy hostage. We can safely assume she’s “the muscle” of the group.

In contrast, Grande’s appearance is light, airy, and bright. Decked out in a white bustier and wings, Grande gallivants around the foyer of a brightly lit mansion. She slowly makes her way to an open-air space of the estate, armed with a pair of binoculars to keep an eye on the sky. We can only assume that her role in the group is both lookout and leader.

Del Rey is the last to appear on the screen and can be found in two different locations; a room lined with fire pits and a hacker’s paradise. Del Rey gives off the impression of two different characters; the “femme fatale” when she’s in the fire pit room and a ruthless assassin when she’s in the hacker’s paradise (hello, did you see her aim when she threw that dagger?!).

Watch the Hanna Lux Davis-directed music video for “Don’t Call Me Angel” above.

“Don’t Call Me Angel” will be featured on the upcoming “Charlie’s Angels” soundtrack. It was previously confirmed that Grande would be an executive producer on the album. Because of this, it’s only fitting that her song is the record’s lead single and movie’s theme song.

“Charlie’s Angels” punches its way into theaters on Nov. 15 while the soundtrack is due out Nov. 1 through Republic.

The film stars Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska as Charlie’s famous agents and Elizabeth Banks as Bosley.

In late June, a snippet of the new song was featured in the movie’s first official trailer introducing us to the new agents.

Lana Del Rey covers Ariana Grande during recent live show

Lana Del Rey’s love of covers knows no bounds.

On Monday (Sept. 9), the New York-born songstress headed over to BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge to perform not one, but two different covers during her stint. The first was her current radio single and Sublime cover of “Doin’ Time.” The second was her take on Ariana Grande’s “break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored.”

On social media, a fan pointed out that Del Rey was giving the thank u, next track a spin and Grande chimed in, showing support for the reworked tune.

“Oh my god Lana Del Rey I love u so very very much,” the “7 rings” singer tweeted.

This isn’t the first time the collaborators —Grande, Del Rey, and Miley Cyrus worked on a song for the upcoming “Charlie’s Angels” film— praised one another.

In an interview with the New York Times, Del Rey explained to the publication how she and Grande connected and her love for Grande’s fifth studio album.

“I had been listening to Dangerous Woman a lot. I got her number at some point and we would chat. And then thank u, next came out and I freaking loved that record. Every song, I was like, how did she write that?”

Currently, there is no solo audio of both covers and if you’re not in the United Kingdom you can’t watch the live performances. But you can stream the whole show here. Here’s a tip, Del Rey’s interview starts at the 2:00:00 point and both live performance soon follow. So fast-forward to that point and listen in.

“Doin’ Time” is featured on Del Rey’s much-anticipated and recently released record Norman Fucking Rockwell while their joint track “Don’t Call Me Angel” is due out this Friday, Sept. 13.

Lil Dicky enlist Brendon Urie, Charlie Puth, Katy Perry, and more for ‘Earth’

When Lil Dicky claimed he had recruited a slew of big-name artists for his new song, he wasn’t kidding. On Friday (April 19), the Philadelphia-born rapper shared the music video for his environment-inspired new track, “Earth.”

The seven-minute music video begins with footage of a city with smog from cars clogging the air, giving the scenery an orangey hue. The clip shifts to a group of kids hanging out and causing mayhem in their path. As they joke around, they knock over a trash can, allowing the content to litter the floor. As they go to leave, Lil Dicky passes by and tells them to clean up the trash.

After changing some choice words, the kids take their leave, but one decides to stay behind and pick up the trash. While picking up the garbage, the kid finds a book laying there. He picks it up and takes a look inside. When he does, it transports the viewer into an animated world where all the cartoon animals (or plants) in the jungle are voiced by the musicians the rapper enlisted.

The song features Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Zac Brown, Brendon Urie, Hailee Steinfeld, Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, Kevin Hart, Adam Levine, Shawn Mendes, Charlie Puth, Sia, Miley Cyrus, Lil Jon, Rita Ora, Miguel, Katy Perry, Lil Yachty, Ed Sheeran, Meghan Trainor, Joel Embiid, Tory Lanez, John Legend, Bad Bunny, Psy, Kris Wu, Backstreet Boys, and Leonardo DiCaprio.

The video concludes with Lil Dicky encouraging the viewer to “look into whatever the f*** Leonardo DiCaprio is always pushing” because if anyone knows about climate change, it would be him.

Watch the music video for “Earth” above.

“Earth” is currently available for purchase here.

In conjunction with the song’s release, the Lil Dicky launched a website to give fans more information about climate change and the different ways they can do their part to help. The profits generated from “Earth” streams and views will be donated to select groups of nonprofits that tackle issues like climate change, the energy crisis, and sustainable farming. For more information about this cause, head on over to the We Love the Earth website.

Twenty One Pilots, Ariana Grande, the Strokes lead Lollapalooza 2019 lineup

Twenty One Pilots, Ariana Grande, and the Strokes are just some of the big-name acts heading to Illinois this summer for Lollapalooza 2019. On Wednesday (March 20), festival organizers unveiled their genre-diverse and lengthy lineup for this year’s festivities.

Joining Twenty One Pilots, Ariana Grande, and the Strokes on this year’s roster are: Childish Gambino, Janelle Monáe, Tame Impala, Kacey Musgraves, Lil’ Wayne, 21 Savage, Tenacious D, Death Cab For Cutie, Gary Clark Jr., The Chainsmokers, Fitz and the Tantrums, Bring Me the Horizon, Bishop Briggs, AJR, Chevelle, Hayley Kiyoko, The Revivalists, Meek Mill, Rüfüs Du Sol, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, Flume, J. Balvin, Hozier, and many more.

According to Billboard, a total of 170 acts will perform on one of eight stages during the weekend-long event.

Four-day general admission and VIP passes for Lollapalooza are currently available on the music festival’s website. Like many major music festivals, Lollapalooza will be offering layaway options for those who may be a little strapped for cash at the moment but still want to experience the insanity.

Single-day passes are currently not available, but according to Lollapalooza’s website, they are “coming soon.”

Lollapalooza will return to its longtime home of Grant Park in Chicago. The four-day event will take place during the weekend of Aug. 1 – 4.

Last year’s Lollapalooza included performances by Vampire Weekend the Arctic Monkeys, Jack White, Travis Scott, and more. For now, the full lineup can be found below.

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Childish Gambino, the 1975, Ariana Grande to headline Coachella 2019

Time to start packing your flower headbands, glitter, and short shorts because the lineup for the 2019 incarnation of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was just announced. On Wednesday (Jan. 2), Coachella festival organizers unveiled the complete roster for the springtime event’s 20th anniversary. Boosting an eclectic and diverse set of acts, this year’s event will include some top 20 artists, some indie/rock bands as well as some up-and-coming musicians.

This year’s headliners include Childish Gambino, the 1975, Ariana Grande, Janelle Monáe, Tame Impala, Solange, Kid Cudi, Khalid, Zedd, and more.

In addition to the aforementioned acts, the lineup will also include Weezer, Pusha-T, Blood Orange, Diplo, Kacey Musgraves, Anderson .Paak, Juice WRLD, the Interrupters, Aphex Twins, J. Balvin, Billie Eilish, Bassnectar, Wiz Khalifa, Christine and the Queens, Bazzi, Bad Bunny, Dillon Francis, CHVRCHES, and even a DJ set from actor/musician Idris Elba.

Coachella will return to the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California for its usual two-weekend takeover. This year, those weekends are April 12-14 and April 19-21. Coachella passes are set to go on sale on this Friday, Jan. 4, at 11 a.m. PT.

For those not able to make it to California, there’s no need to worry. As with past years, YouTube has been named the festival’s exclusive live-streaming partner. This marks the ninth year YouTube and Coachella have joined forces to give fans the chance to watch the festival sets from the comfort of their homes.

The official lineup reveal comes hours after it was announced that widely speculated headliner Kanye West would no longer perform at the annual music festival. According to TMZ, the rapper was dropped from the bill following a disagreement over the stage’s size and design.

For now, the complete lineup for Coachella 2019 can be found below.

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Watch: The 1975 cover Ariana Grande for Live Lounge

With their much-anticipated new album about to hit the streets, the 1975 are back with a little treat for their fans to hold them over until the end of the week. On Monday (Nov. 26), the British band took over BBC Radio 1 for their new Live Lounge session. During the show, the group performed several new tracks from the upcoming record including “Sincerity is Scary,” “It’s Not Living (If It’s Not with You),” and “TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME.”

In between all the new music, the four-piece decided to add a cover to their setlist. As a bonus track, the group took on Ariana Grande’s surprise new single, “thank u, next.” Instead of going the way of poppy goodness that the original version of the insightful song leans on, the 1975 decided to make it more like them. Armed with harmonious backup singers to give it a gospel feel, the cover sounds like it could easily fit on any of the group’s previously released albums.

Watch the 1975 cover “thank u, next” above while the full set can be heard here.

The 1975’s new album, A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships, is due out this Friday, Nov. 30. To prepare fans for the album’s release, the quartet unveiled a string of listening parties scheduled to take place on Thursday, Nov. 29, throughout the country. The full list of upcoming listening parties can be found on Twitter.

As for Grande, “thank u, next” has now spent two weeks at the top spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. The chart-topping song has also landed at the top spot on the Digital Song Sales, On-Demand Streaming Songs, and Streaming Songs charts while also becoming the internet’s favorite new meme. Not too shabby for a song the singer released just a few weeks ago.

Listen to Tracks from the ‘Mockingjay’ Soundtrack

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Happy Friday everyone!

In honor of the day before the weekend, we have gone ahead and wrangled up all the newly released tracks from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay–Part 1 Soundtrack.

The album, which was curated by New Zealand singer Lorde, revealed the list of artists a few weeks ago. The tracklist included some up-and-coming artists as well as some already established artists in the music world.

Since the first song from the soundtrack debuted, Lorde’s “Yellow Flicker Beat,” many others have followed including The Chemical Brothers and Miguel’s “This is Not a Game,” CHVRCHES’ “Dead Air,” the Kanye West remix of “Yellow Flicker Beat,” and most recently Lorde’s cover of Bright eye’s “Ladder Song” and Charli XCX’s collaboration with Duran Duran frontman Simon LeBon which is titled, “Kingdom.”

Check out all the previously released songs from the soundtrack below.

“Yellow Flicker Beat”- Lorde:

“This is Not a Game” – The Chemical Brothers feat. Miguel:

“Dead Air” – CHVRCHES:

“All My Love” – Ariana Grande and Major Lazer:

“Meltdown” – HAIM/ Lorde/ Q-Tip/ Pusha T:

“Ladder Song” (Bright Eyes Cover) – Lorde:

“Kingdom” – Charli XCX feat. Simon LeBon:

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Soundtrack will be released on Nov. 18 through Republic Records while the film will be released in theaters on Nov. 21.

2014 MTV Europe Music Award Winners

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The MTV Europe Music Award have now called it a night on the 2014 incarnation of the yearly event with many pop radio’s favorite staples going home with awards.

Hosted by Nicki Minaj, the event also saw Ozzy Osbourne get an icon award by Guns ‘n’ Roses/ top hat aficionado Slash, U2 got the chance to redeem themselves after the fiasco of releasing Songs of Innocence with a performance, while several other nominees took the stage to perform from across the pond at the SSE Hyrdro in Glasgow, Scotland

Check out the full award winners from this year’s show.

2014 MTV EMA WINNERS:

Best U.S. Act: Fifth Harmony

Best Song: “Problem” – Ariana Grande (feat. Iggy Azalea)

Best Pop: One Direction

Best Female: Ariana Grande

Best Male: Justin Bieber

Best Live: One Direction

Best New: 5 Seconds of Summer

Best Video: “Dark Horse” – Katy Perry (feat. Juicy J.)

Best Rock: Linkin Park

Best Alternative: Thirty Seconds to Mars

Best Hip-Hop: Nicki Minaj

Best Electronic: Afrojack

Biggest Fans: One Direction

Best Look: Katy Perry

Best Push: 5 Seconds of Summer

Best Video With A Message: “Pretty Hurts” – Beyoncé

Best World Stage: Enrique Iglesias

Best Worldwide: Bibi Zhou (Southeast Asia / China & Hong Kong / Taiwan)

Global Icon: Ozzy Osbourne

Lorde Unveils “Yellow Flicker Beat” Video

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With just a few weeks left until the Hunger Games: Mockingjay–Part 1 soundtrack is set to be released, curator and contributor Lorde has released the official music video for her lead single from the record, “Yellow Flicker Beat.”

The video features the singer in several different locations including a motel room, a house, a party, next to a swimming pool and others while she sings and dances along to the song.

Check the video out below.

The other day, Lorde unveiled the identity of the missing track from the soundtrack’s list which was simply titled “Track 5” at the time of the track list unveiling. The track turned out to be a collaboration between Ariana Grande and Diplo’s Major Lazer and it was not unveiled because the song wasn’t completely finished at the time.

As if that wasn’t enough, CHVRCHES also revealed their contribution to the soundtrack, “Dead Air” earlier this week. For a little while there, it was rumored that the new song they had performed live named “Richard Pryor” was actually “Dead Air” being performed under an alias.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay–Part 1 Soundtrack will be released on Nov. 17 while the film starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Woody Harrelson hits theaters on Nov. 21.