Pitbull‘s lyrics are corny to some and inspirational to many, including writer, director, and producer Moujan Zolfaghari. Zolfaghari is taking some of the rapper’s most popular lyrics and shedding a philosophical light on them this week on Top 20 Countdown. Who knew Mr. Worldwide could sound so sage?
Flo Rida and Pitbull make the kind of radio-friendly rap music you’d let play in the car with your mom. That’s not an insult, by the way. It’s just the truth. Whereas you might fumble for the tuner knob upon hearing Drake or Big Sean, you know you’d let a Flo Rida or Pitbull song play its full length with your mom around— unless she speaks Spanish.
Nowadays, if you’ve been to one party then you’ve pretty much been to them all. This is because of bottle service culture, and the predictable music soundtrack that accompanies it. For some odd reason, folks continue to party and dance to songs that ran their course many moons ago.
What do Iggy Azalea, Pitbull, and Pharrell have in common? Well for starters, all three of them had really great years. Iggy won twice at the American Music Awards and has been nominated for four Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist. Mr. Worldwide released a new album, Globalization, and expressed his undying love for booties as a host at the 2014 AMAs. And as for Pharrell, where haven’t you seen him? The singer is everywhere and he’s “Happy” about it. But while these three artists have been making the rounds promoting various album releases and making appearances in shows or on magazine covers, all three of them went overkill. Who else made the list of the most overexposed artists of 2014? Keep reading to find out!
Pitbull will host the 2014 American Music Awards, Kesha confides in her fans about the alleged abuse from Dr. Luke, Missy Elliot debuts her stunning weight loss transformation and more on First Dibs.
The year was 2014 and it came to our attention that Jennifer Lopez‘s singing career was turning 15 after debuting in 1999 with “If You Had My Love.” What seemed like a vanity project at the time to prove she a multi-talented performer, On the 6th turned out to be a huge hit and launched a self-sustaining music career. Ten albums later, Jennifer Lopez is still going strong (well maybe not as strong as her initial debut but still humming along). Now that she’s back on the radio with the release of A.K.A., we thought it was time to rank all 30 of her singles from worst to best. Everything from “I’m Real” to “Into To You” finds its place among the highs and lows of J. Lo’s singing career.
Shakira and Rihanna‘s buzzed about duet, “Can’t Remember To Forget You,” drops today. To prep for what we can only imagine will be a sexy track highly likely to make the dreary winter a lot hotter, we’re looking back at some of Shakira’s greatest collaborations.
Cash registers were ringing with music sales during Black Friday and Thanksgiving week. One Direction tops the chart, but an overwhelming majority of albums experiences week-to-week sales gains during the busy holiday frame. For a closer look, we present this week’s installment of SoundScanner:
As Times Square gets ready for the influx of hundreds of thousands of revelers here to celebrate the arrival of 2013 Anno Domini, the Korean sensation PSY is plotting to retire his massive YouTube hit, “Gangnam Style.” “Being in Times Square on New Year’s Eve is already special — it’s the biggest stage in the universe — plus it’s my birthday, so, with all that, it may be the ending of ‘Gangnam Style,’” PSY told our friends over at MTV News. “I mean, what better way to do it?”
We couldn’t agree more! As much as we loved “Gangnam Style” when we first saw it appear on YouTube, we have no reservations whatsoever about retiring the song in 2013 because, let’s face it, the song is #PLAYEDOUT. In that spirit, here’s our list of other songs from 2012 that we hope to hear tonight and will always recall fondly, but honestly hope to never hear again once the sun rises tomorrow morning.
12 SONGS FROM 2012 THAT WE HOPE WE NEVER HEAR IN 2013
12. The Lumineers, “Ho Hey” – After thousands of listens, “Ho! Hey!” is starting to turn into “No! Way!”
11. Neon Trees, “Everybody Talks” – It started with a whisper, but when we hear this song on the radio now, it makes us wanna shout “CHANGE THE CHANNEL!”
10. One Direction, “Little Things” – We can’t remember a more passive-aggressive song ever getting this much airplay. #cringeworthy