Aug
24
New Music: Usher – ‘Believe Me’

Usher

In between banging on Nicki Minaj’s booty at the VMAs, Usher quietly dropped his new song “Believe Me.” On the emotional Mike WiLL Made-It-produced track, Ursh sings about betraying his girl’s trust and being left with the guilt.

“And it breaks my heart to know I break your heart,” he croons.

His eighth album, which may or may not be called UR, is due this fall. He has also announced a world tour, “The UR Experience,” set to kick off later this year.

Hear Usher’s confessions below.

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Aug
24
New Music: P. Reign f/ Drake & Future – ‘DnF’

Dear America

Reps up. Drake joins fellow Toronto native P. Reign and Future on “DnF.” Drizzy has two things on his mind, getting drunk and fu**ing.

“More rest and sex is all a ni**a needs / Spent a lifetime of stress trying to put my mind at ease,” he sings.

Look for the song on P. Reign’s upcoming EP Dear America, due September 9. The five tracks also feature Waka Flocka Flame and A$AP Rocky.

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Aug
24
New Music: Eminem f/ Sia – ‘Guts Over Fear’

Guts Over Fear

Hours after announcing his new album ShadyXV, Eminem has unleashed his new single “Guts Over Fear” featuring Sia. Slim Shady reflects on the highs and lows of his career on the empowering anthem about acceptance.

“So this is for every kid whose all they ever did was dreamt that one day just getting accepted / I represent him and her and anyone similar / You are the reason that I made this song,” he raps.

The song can also be heard in the trailer for The Equalizer starring Denzel Washington.

On November 24, Shady Records will release ShadyXV, a two-CD compilation of the label’s greatest hits including 50 Cent’s “In Da Club” and Eminem’s “Lose Yourself,” plus an album of new material from Em, Slaughterhouse, Bad Meets Evil, D-12, and Yelawolf.

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Aug
24
Beyoncé Performs Album Medley at 2014 VMAs

Blue Ivy, Jay Z, and Beyoncé

Beyoncé turned the VMAs into the BeyMAs. The superstar brought her visual album to life for one epic performance at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards.

“MTV, welcome to my world,” she said before launching into all 14 tracks off her self-titled LP including “Mine,” “Blow,” “Drunk in Love,” “Partition,” and “Flawless.”

As she performed “Blue,” her daughter Blue Ivy looked on from Jay Z’s lap.

She ended the performance with “XO,” dedicating it to her loyal fans.

Jay Z came onstage with Blue Ivy to present the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award to “the greatest living entertainer,” who had tears in her eyes as she accepted.

“Blue Blue, I love you. My beloved, I love you. My fans, I love you,” said Bey.

Watch the epic 16 minutes below.

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Aug
24
Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora Perform ‘Black Widow’ at VMAs

Rita Ora and Iggy Azalea

Two blondes are better than one. Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora slayed the stage with a killer performance of “Black Widow” at Sunday’s VMAs. Dressed in sexy spiderweb catsuits by Marco Marco, the ladies reenacted the Kill Bill-inspired video onstage, and had Taylor Swift dancing along.

While she didn’t win any awards for “Fancy,” Iggy did share Best Female Video with Ariana Grande for “Problem.”

Watch the blonde bombshells shut it down.

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Aug
24
Usher and Nicki Minaj Perform ‘She Came to Give It to You’ at VMAs

Nicki Minaj and Usher

Usher delivered a white-hot performance of “She Came to Give It to You” at Sunday’s VMAs. The R&B crooner was joined by a full band and Nicki Minaj, who strut out in a fur top. Ursh played the bass and even Nicki’s booty during his funky set.

But that wasn’t all. During the VMAs, he also announced his upcoming world tour, “The UR Experience,” and dropped a new single called “Believe Me.”

A teaser of the video for “She Came to Give It to You” was also shown during the pre-show.

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Aug
24
Sam Smith Performs ‘Stay With Me’ at VMAs

Sam Smith

Sam Smith brought some soul to the VMAs. Following an introduction from his “friend” Kim Kardashian West, the British crooner served up his single “Stay With Me,” wowing audience members including Jennifer Lopez with his angelic voice.

Backstage, he caught up with Beyoncé and watched the rest of the show alongside Katy Perry.

Watch his soulful set below.

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