The Wanted is in talks to tour with Chris Brown this summer. The group revealed that they have spoken to the singer about joining him for the North American leg of his tour in July. Siva Kaneswaran, Tom Parker, Max George, Jay McGuiness and Nathan Sykes hope the exposure will introduce them to the urban market.
"Scooter - our manager - told us the other week that they'd spoke. We met Chris Brown - he came in and saw us at the studio when we were rehearsing - and he was actually really sound. He said he liked our music and stuff. He'd spoke to Scooter since then and said he'd love to do a song with us so who knows? If it's the right song then we'll do it," Max told radio station Capital FM.
"There's talk about us, he's got his American tour coming up in July, maybe we'll go on that for a few shows which will be cool. Hitting that urban market - The Wanted go urban," Tom added.
Drake has no interest in making dance music. The 25-year-old rapper insists he would rather make a club track with "integrity and soul" than collaborate with artists such as French producer David Guetta.
"For me, the David Guetta stuff just doesn't work. I don't really wanna go there. There's other artists, that's their sound. They feel in order to thrive internationally that they gotta do straightforward, four on the flour, David Guetta, Pitbull music. For me, I'd rather go to somebody like Jamie xx and tell him, 'Look, I really wanna turn the club upside down, but I wanna do it with integrity, with soul.'"
The Darkness are hoping to collaborate with Lady Gaga. The "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" hitmakers are set to support the pop superstar on her forthcoming Born This Way Ball tour and are hoping it will lead to entering the studio with the star.
"We were chosen by her. She had a shortlist of artists available and she didn't like any of them, so she chose us instead. Will we collaborate? I'm sure there's a cover we could do. It would be quite vaudevillian and spectacular," said the group's frontman Justin Hawkins.
Adele is up for 18 Billboard Music awards.
The "Someone Like You" hitmaker leads the nominations with her huge haul which includes Top Artist, Top Female Artist and Top Billboard 200 Artist while her single "Rolling In The Deep" is a contender in seven song categories.
LMFAO received 17 nominations, while Rihanna - who was nominated in 18 categories last year - made the shortlist for 13 awards. Lady Gaga and Lil Wayne both received nods in 10 different categories and each will compete against Adele, Rihanna and Katy Perry for the prestigious Top Artist prize. Nominees for the Top New Artist gong include Bad Meets Evil, Big Sean, Foster The People, Scotty McCreery and Wiz Khalifa.
The awards - which features many additional categories - celebrate artists who have appeared in the Billboard charts between the end of February 2011 and March this year, with winners determined by album, single and digital sales, touring, streaming and data from social websites such as Facebook and Myspace. The Billboard Music Awards will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 20.
Pop star Lady Gaga took home four awards from the MTV EMAs in Belfast, Northern Ireland last night. The eccentric singer, who performed while sitting on a moon sculpture, picked up gongs in four out of the six categories she was nominated for to win Best Female, Best Song and Best Video for "Born This Way," and Biggest Fan, a brand new award that celebrates artists with the most committed fanbase.
Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars and 30 Seconds to Mars each won two awards with "Baby" hitmaker Justin winning Best Male and Best Pop, Jared Leto's band picking up Best World Stage and Best Alternative gongs and Bruno taking home awards for Best Push and Best New Artist.
The surprise win of the night went to Korean boyband BigBang, who beat off competition from acts including Britney Spears to take home Best Worldwide Act while Eminem picked up the Best Hip Hop artist. Katy Perry was presented with the award for Best Live Act and Linkin Park were voted as Best Rock, while Jessie J presented a moving video tribute to the late Amy Winehouse.
If you didn't watch American Idol's lengthy, two-hour results show on Thursday, you missed the newest Jennifer Lopez video. Idol's new judge debuted her music video for "On the Floor" sometime after the eliminations and before the wildcard performances, but we cut out all that nonsense to bring you the important part: the J-Lo video. Watch it in its entirety above.
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Lady Gaga released the latest of her over-the-top music videos today, premiering the debut track from her upcoming album, Born This Way. The song is written by Gaga herself, with choreography by Laurie Ann Gibson. Hit us with your thoughts in the comments.
You can look back at 2010 and think about the Gulf Oil Spill, the Tea Party movement or the Chilean Mine incident.
Or, you can fondly remember the year for a whole new round of infectious music.
Can’t recall the tracks you were introduced to over the past 12 months? Then check out the latest creation from DJ Earworm above.
Billboard’s Top 25 Hits of 2010 – which are all incorporated in the mashup -- are listed in full after the jump.
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Hadouken, a special move belonging to Capcom’s influential game Street Fighter, can now also be associated to a band just as influential.
Hadouken! has been making waves with their grime, techno, new rave music in the UK and around the world. But putting this band in a genre is just criminal. Hadouken! will hit you in the face and finish you off with an uppercut with their high energy beats that will move the body of even the stiffest of men – even dead ones.
If you have not yet heard of Hadouken!, you soon will. EA (Electronic Arts) /Artwerk has picked up this band to enrich our EA gaming experiences with sounds that can only be called one thing – awesome.
If I haven’t interested you yet into checking this band out, you are just crazy. I highly recommended giving this band a spin. For the Masses, Hadouken!’s album, can be found on iTunes, and can be downloaded here. YOU GO NOW!
Now that you’ve downloaded the album and loved it, it’s time to get up close and personal. I had the opportunity to chat with guitarist Dan Rice about the band, videogames, and all things music.
New York-area residents will be the recipients of a free show next month—courtesy of M.I.A.
The “Paper Planes” performer will be footing the bill for the event to be held at the Brooklyn Bowl.
Attendance for the concert will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Only those 18 and over will be allowed entry.
The show will be held on October 6.
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