Believe it or not, but here in the UK retailers are already gearing up for Christmas, and by the looks of it the music industry is doing exactly the same with its first Christmas and repackage/Deluxe Edition album announcements.
Jumping on the same bandwagon is Nicki Minaj. The US rapper/Hip Hop artist has released a brand new track, called ‘The Boys’ featuring R&B singer Cassie. The new track is featured on a repackaged edition of the singer’s latest album ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’. The new album entitled ‘Pink Friday Roman Reloaded: The Re-up’ is expected November 5 and will feature new tracks, of which a duet with fellow rapper Lil’Wayne.
As for ‘The Boys’ itself, Minaj continues to focus on ‘fun music’. Bringing a big fat beat with her, and a brilliant mix of rapping versus singing (in this case done by Cassie) it’s less poppier than previous singles but extremely exciting to see in the charts. And it leaves us intrigued to find out what the rest of the new tracks will look like.
Harlem based Azealia Banks has been changing the current landscape of Hip Hop with her addictive mix of rap and dance club melodies since first single ’212′ surfaced end of last year.
In September her first album, ‘Broke With Expensive Taste’ is to be released. Yet that’s not stopping this talented lady from releasing her latest EP ‘Fantasea’ today. It’s one of the great assets of Azealia, she’s not afraid to share new music with her fans. And a clever trick from her as well to get her music out there for people to get acquainted with her.
So what can you expect from Fantasea as an EP. We would say ‘Fantasea’ is actually much more an actual cd then an EP. Giving away 19 tracks for free, is not nothing and rather unusual for any artist these days. Not to mention the incredible high standard of tracks like ‘Fierce’, ‘Atlantis’ (which is very similar to 212′) and ‘Fantasea’. Banks has this infectious natural way of mixing two styles in a fun way, and come up with an upbeat collection of tracks, perfect to 1) kick off a great night out 2) go absolutely mental on the dance floor and last but not least 3) chill out on after a great night out. It’s hard to pick favourites because each individual track, stands out on its own. It’s unique, individual, and ultra-creative! The EP also features previous free downloads ‘F*** Up The Fun’, ‘Jumanji’ and ‘Nathan’ ft Styles P.
Fans will be happy to know that Azealia is giving the full EP away for free, By doing so not only ‘Broke With Expensive Taste’ has to be the hip hop album of the year but it also sets the expectations for her album very high.
The singer took to Twitter last night to mention that the ‘next stop is the album’. An exact date for ‘Broke With Expensive Taste’ has not been released yet. Banks recently released the video for ‘Van Vogue’ taken from her first EP ’1991′ which also includes the smash single ’212′ and ‘Liquorice’.
The Danish hip hop band, best known in Europe for their chart hit ‘Aicha’, are back with a new single from their sixth studio album. The new mid-tempo track ‘Warrior/Worrier’ is once again an absolute stunner from the band who’s not afraid to include themes about Islam and contemporary issues facing young Muslims in the west in their music.
New Single ‘Warrior/Worrier’ which is taken from the band’s sixth studio album ”Warrior/Worrier” which was released on May 25, includes all the usual Outlandish ingredients, making the track a nice break from what’s currently conquering the charts. If you like The Script and Temper Trap then Outlandish is a band you definitely shouldn’t miss out on.
The track, ‘Aquababe’, is the second song taken from ”Fantasea”, the singer’s upcoming EP also including the track ‘jumanji’. Produced by Machinedrum, the new track kicks off with what sounds as a clan of wolves howling, before Azaelia does her thing. In all honesty not as catchy as her debut ’212′ but very consisting with the previous tracks she singer has released through the ’1991′ EP and ‘Jumanji’.
As with the latter, the singer is offering the song free as a download via her Sound cloud page, while the full EP ‘Fantasea’ will be out on July 4.
The Harlem born MC/Rapper/Singer Songwriter is currently busy laying the final touches on her forthcoming debut album ‘Broke With Expensive Taste’ for September.
The singer has recently said there’s more to her than the rapping, and is said to look forward to showcase her talent as a vocalist.
We’ve been creating a bit of a buzz the past few weeks for Hip-Hop/R&B singer, dancer, fitness maven & songwriter Keaira Lashae, simply because she is really worth it and reminds us so much of that other super hot R&B singer Aaliyah
After a short teaser from new single ‘Frankie’, which features on the singer’s self-titled EP, which is due later this month, we are able to let you all know that lovely Keaira has dropped the video for the new single.
What to expect? Prepare yourself to see some slick super awesome dance moves, which well frankly would take us at least a full hour of non stop watching and studying before we might give it a try ourselves (and most likely fail miserably at first) by an amazingly talented all round entertainer who’s definitely the ”definition of a boss” and should definitely call herself a Superhero! Holler girl!
The track ‘Frankie’ in it’s full is an awesome R&B track, which really brings the genre back to its core values, rather than messing around with the Pop music these days (flirty flirty). Think Ciara’s ”Goodies” mixed with ”We Need a Resolution” by Aaliyah et voila ‘Frankie’ is the result. If there ever was to be a love child between these two female artists, Keaira would be the result!
The video for ‘Frankie’ was directed by Mike Quain.
Keaira LaShae featured on our review last week with news about her upcoming self-titled EP ”Keaira LaShae” which is scheduled for a summer release, but that doesn’t stop the aspiring choreographer, songwriter, dance/ fitness instructor and musician to tease the video for new single ”Frankie”.
With precision, style and dedication the interlude of ”Frankie” promises to be a club/dub step piece of art with a heck of a slick dance routine. The very small preview in the video already shows a heavy resemblance with former R&B superstar Aaliyah, which makes is double excited about this talented young lady.
If you missed our rendez-vous with the new superstar in waiting, find out more about her here.
More information about the new track ”Frankie” soon.
Calvin Harris feat Tinie Tempah - Drinking From The Bottle
The Risk - Missiles
Sinead O'Connor - 4th And Vine
Destiny's Child - Nuclear
Jessie Ware - If You're Never Gonna Move
Lawson - Learn To Love Again
Little Mix - Change Your Life
Tyler James feat Kano - Worry About You
Gabrielle Aplin - Please Don’t Say You Love Me
Tegan & Sara - Closer
Rita Ora - Radioactive
Wretch 32 - Pop
Angel - The World
Bastille - Pompeii
Laura Mvula - Green Garden
Ke$ha - C'mon
Ms MR - Fantasy
Nicole Scherzinger - Boomerang
Ed Drewett - Drunk Dial
Robbie Williams - Be A Boy (11/03)
Year chart 2012
These are GloPop Music's most listened tracks of 2012.
1 Florence + The Machine - Spectrum
2 Woodkid - Run Boy Run
3 Lana Del Rey - National Anthem
4 Solange - Losing You
5 Nina Zilli - L'Amore E Femmina (Out Of Love) (Italy '12)
6 Ellie Goulding - Anything Could Happen
7 Loreen - Euphoria (Sweden '12)
8 Adele - Skyfall
9 PSY - Gangnam Style (강남스타일)
10 Ivi Adamou - La La Love (Cyprus '12)
11 GuGabriel - Salvation
12 Christophe Willem - Starlite
13 Bright Light Bright Light - Waiting For The Feeling
14 Girls Aloud - Something New
15 Paloma Faith - Never Tear Us Apart
16 Calvin Harris ft Ne-Yo - Let's Go
17 David Guetta ft Sia - She Wolf (Falling Into Pieces)
18 Alphabeat - Vacation
19 Passion Pit - Take A Walk
20 George Michael - White Light
21 Azealia Banks - 212 ft Lazy Jay
22 Matt Corby - Brother
23 Sam Sparro - I Wish I Never Met You
24 Rebeca Ferguson - Glitter & Gold
25 Elton John vs Pnau - Good Morning To The Night
26 Scissor Sisters - Let's Have A Kiki
27 Voltaire Twins - Solaris
28 Marina & The Diamonds - Power & Control
29 Muse - Survival
30 Will Young - Losing Myself
31 Saint Lou Lou - Maybe You
32 Coldplay - Princess of China ft Rihanna
33 Lana Del Rey - Blue Jeans
34 Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill 2012
35 The Wanted - I Found You
36 Stooshe - Black Heart
37 Aiden Grimshaw - Curtain Call
38 Alphabeat - Love Sea
39 Gaitana - Be My Guest (Ukraine '12)
40 Caravan Palace - Rock It For Me
41 Roman Lob - Standing Still (Germany '12)
42 Afro-Dite - The Boy Can Dance
43 Rita Ora - R.I.P ft Tinie Tempah
44 Justin Bieber - Beauty & A Beat ft Nicki Minaj
45 Misha B - Do You Think Of Me 125
46 Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (What doesn't Kill You)
47 Katy Perry - Wide Awake
48 Jessie Ware - Wildest Moments
49 terminal - Don't Worry My Love
50 Labrinth - Beneath Your Beautiful ft Emeli Sande
51 Madonna - Girl Gone Wild
52 Elton John vs Pnau - Sad
53 Nicki Minaj - Pound The Alarm
54 Gotye & Kimbra - Somebody That I Used to Know
55 Kylie Minogue - Flower
56 Rihanna - Where Have You Been
57 Swedish House Mafia - Greyhound
58 One Direction - Little Things
59 Tulisa - Young
60 Archeo - The Payback
61 Christina Aguilera - Your Body
62 Avicii - Silhouettes
63 Cover Drive - Explode
64 Beyonce - End Of Time
65 Charlie Simpson - Farmer & His Gun
66 Usher - Climax
67 Chris Brown - Don't Wake Me Up
68 Aiden Grimshaw - Is This Love
69 Lawson - Taking Over Me
70 No Doubt - Settle Down
71 Madeon - Finale
72 Jakwob - Electrify ft Jetta
73 Shawnee Taylor - Colors
74 Playmen ft Riskykidd, Courtney & Elena - All The Time
75 Lana Del Rey - Ride
76 Celeste Buckingham - Run Run Run
77 Alex Clare - Too Close
78 SHM ft Knife Party - Antidote
79 Lil'Wayne - Mirrors Ft Bruno Mars
80 Pastora Soler - Quedate Conmigo/Stay with Me
81 Scissor Sisters - Only the Horses
82 Delta Goodrem - Dancing With A Broken Heart
83 FEM ft Cover Drive - Turn Up the Love
84 J.Lo ft Pit Bull - Dance Again
85 Jodie Harsh ft Mel C - Set Me Free
86 Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven
87 Tom Dice - Out At Sea
88 Paloma Faith - Picking Up The Pieces
89 Usher - Scream
90 Burns - Lies
91 Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again
92 Gossip - Perfect World
93 Jess Mills - For My Sins
94 Dune - Shoestring
95 The Script - Hall of Fame Ft Will.i.AM
96 Swedish House Mafia - Don't You Worry Child
97 terminal - Together We Are One
98 Little Mix - DNA
99 Icona Pop - I Love It
100 Yasmin - Light Up The World
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