Brooke Candy and Sia Release Beautiful, Emboldening Video for ‘Living Out Loud’

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Today, Brooke Candy drops the music video for her latest project, “Living Out Loud,” featuring the one and only Sia. The video displays Candy, as well as various men and women, dressed confidently in high-necked white lace gowns.

Candy elects to display herself in a softer, more subdued presentation in this video than her prior work – an interesting statement since she still shows off prominent body tattoos and crawls around on the ground in bondage gear like a spider.

The writing of “Living Out Loud” was a collaboration between Sia, Greg Kurstin, Geoffrey Early, and Priscilla Renea. Sia herself does not appear in the video, but, in classic form, dancers with her signature black and white wigs.

Take a look below:

Lady Gaga and Stevie Wonder Duet ‘Happy Birthday’ For Elton John

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Lady Gaga and Stevie Wonder united at Elton John’s 70th birthday party to sing Wonder’s 1981 hit “Happy Birthday.” The event raised money for both the Hammer Museum and the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Gaga returned to her natural hair color, brunette, in a classic updo for the event, and wore a gorgeous Alberta Ferretti gown. In addition to dueting with Wonder, she found time to sing piano ballads of “Bad Romance” and “Born This Way,” Idolator reports.

Take a look at Gaga and Wonder, as well as some classic Fame Monster piano-ballad Mother Monster, below.

When you’re #close but the #vegetation gets in the way. @ladygaga cejebrated @eltonjohn #ejf70 #sorryimnotsorry #revenge #badromance

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Shailene Woodley Sentenced to A Year of Probation for DAPL Arrest

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Shailene Woodley, currently blowing our minds as Jane on Big Little Lies, was arrested last year for refusing to cease protesting the constuction of the Dakota Access Pipeline at the Standing Rock reservation. She was charged with one count misdemeanor criminal trespass and one count misdemeanor engaging in a riot. Her lawyer has not pled guilty to a count of disorderly conduct and Woodley has been sentenced to a year of “unsupervised probation,” Dazed reports.

In December, President Obama halted construction on the Pipeline, which would cut through sacred land of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and potentially contaminate water sources for the Native Americans. Trump subsequently reversed his predecessor’s freeze on construction, which prompted Standing Rock’s Chairman to say:

“President Trump is legally required to honour our treaty rights and provide a fair and reasonable pipeline process. Americans know this pipeline was unfairly rerouted towards our nation and without our consent. The existing pipeline route risks infringing on our treaty rights, contaminating our water and the water of 17 million Americans downstream.”

In an interview on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Woodley said, “the front lines don’t necessarily have to be in North Dakota. The front lines can be wherever you are. You can create a protest in New York City, because protests are about awareness and about people coming together.”

Take a look at her interview below:

Oil is planned to run through the Pipeline for the first time this week. A broken pipe cause 530,000 gallons to spill in North Dakota last week.

Gorillaz Announce First New Album in 6 Years, ‘Humanz’

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After more than half a decade, Gorillaz will finally release a new full album: Humanz, out April 28.

The band made the bid announcement via Instagram, in a series of several posts that make their flow look really cool, but can ultimately be summed up in this one:

#HUMANZ

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What’s most exciting about the new music, though, are the rumored featured artists, whom Pitchfork reports includes Vince Staples, Danny Brown, D.R.A.M., Grace Jones, Mavis Staples, De La Soul, Pusha T, Kali Uchis, Kelela, Savages’ Jehnny Beth, Popcaan, Jamie Principle, Kilo Kish, Anthony Hamilton, Peven Everett, and Zebra Katz.

And the news only gets better and better: according to NME, they’ll release four new tracks tonight! Here’s the album artwork for the forthcoming tracks, as seen on their Tidal page:GorillazTidal

Forest Whitaker Will Executive Produce Angela Davis Biopic

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Actor Forest Whitaker will serve as an Executive Producer on Angela Davis’ upcoming biopic, Variety reports. The movie rights were acquired to the book Angela Davis: An Autobiography last year by Codeblack Films, which was created as a division of Lionsgate in 2012 to provide better film representation to the worldwide black community.

73-year-old Davis is one of the most important activists in history, having risen to prominence as a central figure in the Civil Rights Movement of the 60s. She made the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list in 1970 after being linked to the death of a Supreme Court judge in California, a crime for which she was acquitted two years later.

She will serve as an Executive Producer herself on the film, as will her niece Eisa, whose play “Bulrusher” was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Fruitvale Station’s Nina Yang Bongiovi, Codeblack CEO Jeff Clanagan, and Free Angela and All Political Prisoners’ Sidra Smith are also attached.

Whitaker was last seen in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Arrival, and will next appear in Finding Steve McQueen, Labyrinth, and Black Panther.

Lil Yachty’s Remix of ‘Chained to the Rhythm’ Is Getting Us Through This Day

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Lil Yachty just dropped a remix of Katy Perry’s “Chained to the Rhythm” on SoundCloud, and it’s truthfully one of the main reasons we’ve decided to keep fighting the good fight this Wednesday.

Take a listen, below:

Yachty shared the fun news over his Instagram account:

Thank You Katy Up Now On My SoundCloud.

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Perry’s hit, which has reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100, is the lead single off her forthcoming fifth studio album. Lil Yachty, meanwhile, plans to release his first record, Teenage Emotions, later this year.

Robyn Drops Second New Song in a Week, the Sorrow Anthem ‘That Could Have Been Me’

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“I will swallow my pride/ What will be will be/ When you roll over at night/ Tell me what you see/ That empty pillow by your side/ That could have been me/ That could have been me,” our favorite Swedish songstress croons on her second new song this week, “That Could Have Been Me,” produced by the legendary Todd Rundgren.

If our prayers are being answered, two new Robyn tracks in one week is indicative of a forthcoming larger album, though there’s been no confirmation of such dreams.

The sorrowful new heartbreak anthem is currently streaming exclusively on Pitchfork, and is well worth the listen.

“That Could Have Been Me” is featured on Rundgren’s new LP, White Knight. It follows in the wake of Robyn’s “Honey,” which debuted on “Girls” Sunday night.

Check LPX’s Wild Video for “Tightrope” That Appears to Be Set Between Two Dimensions

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LPX has just released her first music video as a solo artist – for the alt-pop anthem “Tightrope,” an angsty, ferocious track described by Billboard as “a left field pop gem that blasts with fuzzed-out energy and emotion, recalling the likes of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Klaxons, and The Strokes.”

The video sees Lizzy Plapinger, previously known as the frontwoman of MS MR, thrashing about in red couture in a strange, dark, interdimensional space filled with strobe lights and twitching.

“This song is about wrestling with the dizzying highs and lows of throwing oneself wholly with heart, body and mind, towards a risk,” Plapinger said in a statement. “For the video I wanted to explore translating that internal battle into a physical one while highlighting the intensity and frenetic energy of the song. The video draws inspiration from artists Hito Steyerl and Norman McLaren as well as the 1948 film The Red Shoes and the ‘Imagination’ routine in Flashdance.”

The video is directed by Mafalda Millies and choreographed by Karole Armitage, who’s previously worked with the likes of Michael Jackson and Madonna. Check it out below:

Nicki Minaj Breaks Record to Become Female Artist With Most Billboard Hot 100 Hits in History

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Nicki Minaj beat out Aretha Franklin to take over the title of most Hot 100-charting songs for a female artist in Billboard history. Franklin previously held the record with 73 Hot 100 songs, and has had the title since 1977. But after dropping her trio of new tracks, “No Frauds,” “Regret In Your Tears,” and “Changed It,” Minaj sits atop the throne with a whopping 76.

Of all acts in music history, the one with the most Billboard Hot 100 hits is the cast of Glee, with 205. Minaj now sits 9th overall, behind her frequent collaborators Lil Wayne, with 135, and Drake, with 133.

Nicki took to Instagram after learning of the new to offer some truly iconic content:

When u find out u just became the only woman in the history of billboard to have 76 Hot 100 billboard entries.

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