Normani set the net ablaze with the arrival of her new video ‘Motivation.’
Issued as the all-out launch effort from her hotly anticipated solo debut, the former Fifth Harmony star brought the flames for the scorching Dave Meyers visual.
Already being hailed as a breakthrough moment for the New Orleans native, the sassy jam has found favor with not only fans but celebrities too.
For, the likes of Ariana Grande, Missy Elliott, Ciara, Sam Smith, Megan Thee Stallion, and fellow ‘Motivation’ maven Kelly Rowland have all taken to social media to shower praise on the rising star.
See what they had to say after the jump…
British musician Jorja Smith continues to massage her momentum.
Following collaborations with Drake and Kali Uchis, the songstress has found a musical friend in Burna Boy. Together, they’ve created the gem that is ‘Be Honest.’
The song arrives following colossal success of Smith’s debut ‘Lost & Found’ and the release of Burna’s well-received album ‘African Giant,’ the latter of which has been enjoying a solid commercial run in Europe.
Like the BRIT award-winning Jorja, the Nigerian entertainer has generated an impressive buzz for his music on a global scale (see: recent Beyonce collob) and undoubtedly hopes ‘Honest’ will soar on the wings of their combined star power.
Check out the visual below…
Rae Sremmurd’s Swae Lee sprung a surprise on fans today with the release of new solo material – including a collaboration with Drake.
Christened ‘Won’t Be Late,’ the flavorsome jam sees the pair trade verses over production from Nigerian producer/artist Tekno.
Ahead of inevitable heavy radio play, give the song a spin after the jump…
Jay-Z‘s polarizing partnership with the NFL continues to be the subject of ample debate.
For while some have praised the mogul for attempting to mend fences with the league and garnering potent pull in the process, others are less impressed given how vocal he was during the fall-out from Colin Kaepernick kneeling protest. The latter of which, despite a hefty payout to the player, remains unsolved in the eyes of some.
And it appears Jay’s protégé Rihanna seems to agree.
Full story below…
Nicki Minaj has been atop headlines almost everyday this week thanks to a slew of reports that indicated she was beefing with everyone from Rick Ross to Trina, Joe Budden, and even rumors she’s reignited heat with Cardi B.
One of her targets – Charlamagne Tha God – is hitting back, however, after she took to Twitter yesterday (August 15) to say:
The comment was one of a couple aimed in the direction of the ‘Breakfast Club’ DJ after he weighed in on her on-air squabble with Joe Budden (click here to read). He’s since tried to clear up the misunderstanding, but apparently his statement wasn’t enough (as evidenced by the tweet above). Now, taking to our friends at Page Six, CTG is responding to Minaj’s report that she’s been banned from the popular New York radio station.
Read his words on this and more:
As we reported here, Taylor Swift sent her fans – affectionately called #Swifties – into a frenzy Sunday night (August 11) when she unveiled news the title track from her highly anticipated 7th album, ‘Lover,’ would be released this week.
Keeping her word, the singer’s unleashed the cut – a slow burning, 60’s-inspired ballad – alongside news its accompanying music video will surface next week.
Sonically a great departure from the LP’s singles that have preceded it, get into it below:
From guest starring roles on Sam Smith‘s ‘Dancing with a Stranger’ and more to dancing by her lonesome on ‘Waves,’ former Fifth Harmony star Normani has been making quite the splash since her departure from the group.
As she dances closer to release of her long-awaited debut solo LP, however, she’s looking to turn that splash into a tsunami. What better way than with the summery jam, ‘Motivation’?
Produced by Max Martin and co-written by Ariana Grande alongside Savan Kotetcha and Ilya, the song – announced just last week – comes as the latest serving from the highly anticipated set.
What are you waiting for? Watch the Dave Meyers visual below:
A relative unknown just a few months ago, he staged a worldwide takeover with the song and has been bulldozing Billboard records in the process.
Now, as he celebrates his 19th week atop of the Hot 100 (the longest reign in the chart’s history), he poses it up for a Times Magazine cover feature.
Lensed by Kelia Anne, the profile unpacks the unconventional narrative of the 20-year-old and also sees him discuss his decision to come out as a member of the LGBTQ community.
Check out excerpts below…