RedOne is a busy man these days. He’s jet-setting across the globe, working on tracks with Lady Gaga for ARTPOP and nabbing studio time with two of the music industry’s biggest Jennifers.
After weeks of teasing sneak peaks and snippets of photos, the full audio version of the J.Lo-Pitbull collaboration debuted on Youtube. Though the accompanying music video will not be released until April 5, today's video features the full lyrics in all their flashy, glittery glory. A quick electro beat and rapid clapping pushes the momentum of the song from the start as Pitbull launches into a brief introduction. The beat shifts from upbeat pings and claps to a bass backdrop as Lopez takes over the vocals. “Nobody knows what I'm feeling inside. I find it so stupid so why should I hide that I love to make love to you baby,” she sings. The quick electro beat returns, revving up the energy before the chorus: “I wanna dance and love and dance again.” That's the line that will surely get stuck in your head. J.Lo fans have been in a frenzy on Twitter today awaiting the release of soon-to-be dance hit. Read some of the enthusiastic reactions to “Dance Again” in the gallery below.
This season of American Idol has been weak on water cooler moments and breakout performances. The biggest newsmakers are still the people sitting behind the judges’ table: Steven Tyler just announced that a new album and tour from his band Aerosmith, and now Jennifer Lopez has dropped a new single called “Dance Again.” Lopez (who totally didn’t flash any of her naughty bits during the Oscar telecast) got her great career resurrection last summer with the single “On the Floor,” featuring a guest verse from Pitbull and production by RedOne. Clearly operating in the “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” idiom, Lopez once again sings over a buttery disco groove with an assist from Miami’s favorite bilingual MC. Get hydrated, then listen below:
Jennifer Lopez visited “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” to talk about her newest single “Dance Again” which was produced by Moroccan-born mega producer RedOne and Cuban rapper Pitbull. J. Lo also shared her thoughts on Nicki Minaj guest judging on American Idol, and how long we can expect her to sit on the judges panel. Listen to “Dance Again” below.
Taio Cruz's international breakthrough with 'Break Your Heart' in 2009 seemed to mark the beginning of the Brit invasion of the US charts, giving the likes of Jessie J and Tinie Tempah a chance for their music to be heard across the globe.
With his follow-up LP Ty.O on the horizon and his new single 'There She Goes' out now, we called up the singer, songwriter and producer to find out whether he still suffers release-week nerves.
Hi Taio, how was your weekend?
“I was at Hackney Weekend, which was fun. I caught the beginning of Rihanna on the main stage, but I had to be sociable with my friends and watch the football!”
How upset were you that England lost?
“I thought we would win because I never wear colour, and I wore a Union Jack t-shirt to support the cause, but apparently it wasn't enough! I'm okay now, I'm back in work mode and back in black.”
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Throw your hands high in the sky, Barbz, because Nicki Minaj‘s ‘Starships’ has set a new record on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The dance-pop song has spent its first 21 weeks in the Billboard Top 10 after it debuted at No. 9 on the chart on March 3.
Peter Rosenberg’s favorite song has been bouncing back and forth between No. 10 and its No. 5 peak during the tune’s run on the chart. Along with this chart achievement, ‘Starships’ has also skyrocketed at No. 2 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart and No. 3 on Pop Songs tally.
Overall, ‘Starship’ has reached 1.3 billion cumulative audience impressions, according to Nielsen BDS and has pushed 3.2 million downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan. So, it’s safe to say that ‘Starships’ was a global hit for the Young Money princess in spite of the criticisms that the song wasn’t real hip-hop.
We're in the middle of a boy band explosion right now, but the group who's burning the brightest is Midnight Red. On their debut single, “Hell Yeah”, these five dynamos—Anthony Ladao, Colton Rudloff, Eric Secharia, Joey Diggs, and Thomas Augusto—ignite pop with an infectious and incendiary party anthem. Instantly unforgettable and undeniably uncontainable, it's the kind of track that brings stadiums to their feet. It's also the start of an amazing journey for Midnight Red…
In this exclusive interview with ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino, Colton Rudloff of Midnight Red talks “Hell Yeah”, touring with NKOTBSB, and so much more.
What's the story behind “Hell Yeah”?
We were in Paris, France last December, ending the ten-day trip our label had sent us on. RedOne—the executive producer of our album—played us a few songs, demos, and beats he'd done. This track played, and it only had a chorus. We thought it really sounded awesome. While we recorded another song, we watched writers and producers from RedOne's team on the other side of the glass wall demo out “Hell Yeah”. We couldn't hear what was going on though [Laughs]. We could see them, but we didn't know what was happening. The next day, we recorded “Hell Yeah” and we knew it had to be our first single. .
Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra is currently in the recording studio with RedOne.
The Indian star is working with the Grammy Award-winning musician on her debut album.
Chopra revealed that she was “making magic” with the producer during a recording schedule at a studio in Spain.
2101 recording artists 7Lions have a lot to look forward to in the upcoming weeks. The band is getting kudos for their “LA Kings/Born 2 Run” Stanley Cup theme, a remix of their upcoming single “Born 2 Run” that was created in cooperation with 98.7 FM, sister station AM 570 and the LA Kings. The response to the remix and single has been so great that 7Lions were asked to perform it on the KTLA Morning News in Los Angeles to spur on the LA Kings fans just days before the Kings won the Stanley Cup!