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Peep the official cover for the Sugababes’ latest single ‘Freedom’, the video for which premiered last week.
Clearly the bi-product of many a Photoshop brush, the cover does go someway to solidify this line-up’s new ‘edgy’ image. Whether it’ll be enough to take them to the top of the charts will be interesting to see.
In what will be sure to strike up debate in all corners of the Popverse, Pop Culture icon Jay Z has given his thoughts on where he thinks his wife and fellow musician Beyonce compares to King Of Pop Michael Jackson.
This week saw us ask you who you who you considered to be the reigning Queen of Pop. For many, that title belonged to none other than Madonna!
By constantly reinventing herself, she has tackled numerous musical genres and has amazed the masses by being equally comfortable singing Pop-by-the-numbers tunes or fearlessly riding a Hip-Hop beat.
Today we will travel back to a time when her Madgesty was experimenting with R&B, cue this week’s From The Vault - ‘Human Nature’.
The final single from her underrated sixth album, 1994’s‘Bedtime Stories’, the G-Funk tinged cut is an open-letter to the press after the backlash she had suffered following the ‘Erotica’ era (especially the Sex book). She adopts an unapologetic attitude and explains that she shouldn’t be stoned for exploring her fantasies, for expressing herself – urging the listener to do the same.
‘Nature’s accompanying visual is even more notorious than the song. Deemed by many as avant-garde, the latex-heavy video depicts a corn-rowed material girl as a bondage queen, backed by a group of dancers, executing intricate choreography and acrobatics. What sets it apart from other clips is its remarkable art direction and cinematography as well as its simplicity, once again proving that less can indeed be more.
No matter which blonde currently rules the world charts and no matter what her naysayers think of her, Madonna should forever be respected, if not for her impressive back catalogue, amazing videos and critically-acclaimed tours; at least for universally raising the bar for Pop acts, especially female acts, and making it the norm to constantly want to push social or cultural barriers release after release.
Heralded as two pioneers at the forefront Brit Pop’s re- emergence in the United States, Adele and Amy Winehouse have always seemed to come hand in hand in Pop debate and if this weeks Official UK Album Chart is anything to go by, that will not be changing at anytime soon.
Find out where both women charted this week below…
Pop vixen Aubrey O’Day continued to show her on-going support for the gay community this weekend, when she hosted a Pride celebration at the Shark Club in Costa Mesa, California.
Ms. O’Day looks good and all, but an update on her album wouldn’t go amiss. The material was sounding hot tamale. Yet, all has gone noticeably silent since the end of Oxygen’s ‘All About Aubrey’ and the announcement of her record deal with SRC/Universal.
In any case, peep more pics of the singer, 27, spreading that rainbow love below…