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British singer-songwriter PJ Harvey—who was named Rolling Stone‘s Best New Artist way back in 1992—is notoriously publicity shy, but during the run-up to the release of her latest album, The Hope Six Demolition Project, Harvey let her creative process unfold live … Continued

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“Green Aphrodisiac”   “Been to the Moon”    “Stop Where You Are”   “Horse Print Dress”    

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Jared Leto: Rock Star

His latest movie, Suicide Squad, in which he plays the Joker, might be getting scathing reviews, but Jared Leto doesn’t have to sweat it. After all, he’s already proven himself as an actor—he won an Academy Award for playing a transgender … Continued

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At last year’s Afropunk Festival in Brooklyn, 67-year-old Grace Jones—looking as lithe and beautiful as ever—got up on stage and performed a rendition of her 1985 hit single “Slave to the Rhythm” while topless and hip-swiveling a hula-hoop. Her performance … Continued

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Rihanna’s latest video for “Sledgehammer”—a song written by Sia for the upcoming Star Trek Beyond movie—is the first to be shot entirely in high-resolution IMAX. “The lyrics of the song and this new Star Trek are all about breaking through the … Continued

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Baddest Women in Music

St. Vincent After years of being just another member of various bands, Oklahoma native Annie Clark transformed into the stage persona known as St. Vincent in 2006. That’s when she started garnering rave reviews and a rabid fan base for her … Continued

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Bruno Mars is PROVOKR’s latest Boy Crush and is still some kind of wonderful. Bruno has come out of hibernation after a 4 year drought with a big bang! Rumored to be dating Demi Lovato, Bruno Mars dropped his new … Continued

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Australian singer Sia and Dance Moms standout Maddie Ziegler team up for an incredibly choreographed video for “Cheap Thrills.” As the fame-averse singer stands in the background, Ziegler lets loose with some fancy footwork. The song is another single—one the singer had initially … Continued

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Sia Surprise

By now, everybody knows that Sia wrote that scorching Rihanna song “Diamonds,” but here’s 10 other tunes the Australian singer penned for a Who’s Who of fellow pop stars. “Pretty Hurts” by Beyoncé (2013) “Double Rainbow” by Katy Perry (2013) “Flashlight” by Jessie … Continued

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INDIO, CA - APRIL 17:  Recording artist Sia performs onstage during day 3 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 17, 2016 in Indio, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)
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“Personally, I love this video because it’s an honest look at my journey,” said Justin Bieber of the documentary-style video produced for his new single “Company.”  The singer’s personal videographer Rory Kramer directed the video which gives a behind the scenes look at Bieber both hard … Continued

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The singer-songwriter’s new single, “Fuck with Myself” is all about “being your own best friend, your own mother, and your own lover,” said Banks in a press release. In the video, the singer makes provocative use of an empty warehouse space, … Continued

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Best of Fall Music

A.I.M. by M.I.A. Release date: September 9 The socially-conscious British pop star says that this studio album—her fifth—might also be her last. She released the teaser single from the album earlier this summer. The song, titled “Go Off,” is a collaboration with … Continued

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His mom is Korean, his dad African-American: everything about 30-year-old Anderson .Paak is a blend, including his music, which is a unique, show-stealing hip-hop mix. This Oxnard, California native—born Brandon Park Anderson; the dot before “Paak” in his performing name … Continued

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Mary Komasa

In the music video for Mary Komasa’s “Lost Me,” shot by the Polish singer’s brother Jan, she confronts sexy model Anja Rubik on a runway, naked. The song is from her self-titled album. “The message is that you are created … Continued

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When Beyoncé released Lemonade in April, the Miranda Lambert-esque lyrics in the song “Daddy’s Lessons”—”He held me in his arms / And he taught me to be strong / He told me when he’s gone / Here’s what you do / When trouble comes … Continued

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Lady Gaga Rocks Out

She wowed onlookers by showing up for the 2016 Met gala in a crystal-embellished Versace body suit, but Lady Gaga still had other surprises in store for the evening. At the ball’s after-party, the singer broke out the guitar and … Continued

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The Bad Boys of Music

John Mayer  The notorious playboy—he’s dated Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Aniston to name just a few of his famous conquests—has been touring with the surviving members of the Grateful Dead in a band called Dead and Company and he’s … Continued

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The half-Japanese, half-American singer has a knack for writing searing lyrics. “I want a love that falls as fast as a body from the balcony,” she sang on “Townie,” a track off her 2014 album, Bury Me at Makeout Creek. … Continued

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Victoria Beckham Jams

Back in 2003, Victoria Beckham (previously known as Posh Spice) teamed up with music producer Damon Dash to churn out singles for an album titled Come Together. Although the album never got released, 17 of its unfinished tracks were recently … Continued

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For her latest music video, Sia showcases the mind-blowing dance moves of 49 kids—including her usual featured dancer Maddie Ziegler—to represent the 49 lives lost at The Pulse nightclub attack in Orlando last June. As Sia sings the lyrics to the song (“I’m … Continued

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10 Hot Summer Concerts

Adele’s tour is already sold out, but here are 10 other mind-blowing ways to get your live music fix this summer. The audio-visual spectacle of Beyoncé’s Formation Tour is a summer must. Here are the details on how you can make it … Continued

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Selena Gomez

Officially, “We Don’t Talk Anymore” is a Charlie Puth number that features Selena Gomez, but the balance of power was flipped a bit recently when Puth made a guest appearance at Gomez’s Revival tour to perform the duo’s first live performance of … Continued

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Garbage

“‘Empty’ is just exactly what it says it is. A song about emptiness,” said lead singer Shirley Manson of the first single off their sixth album, Strange Little Birds, due out June 10. Butch Vig, the band’s drummer and co-producer described the … Continued

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Set in a color-saturated, 1950s-style fantasy town called “Milfville,” Fergie’s new video for her song “M.I.L.F. $”—which here stands for “Mothers I’d Like to Follow”—features Kim Kardashian, Chrissy Teigen, Ciara, Alessandro Ambrosio, Amber Valletta and others strutting around to show off … Continued

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Bibi Bourelly

The 21-year-old singer/songwriter—who wrote “Bitch Better Have My Money” and “Higher” for Rihanna—recently released her first EP, “Free the Real (Pt. #1).” With”Sally,” Bourelly creates an alter ego of sorts who delivers a few choice words to the “haters.” But Bourelly doesn’t want … Continued

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Dev Hynes—who goes by the stage name Blood Orange—is a British singer who’s written and produced songs for artists like FKA Twigs and Carly Rae Jepsen. This single comes from his just released album, Freetown Sound, on which he experiments with … Continued

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Betty Who

The Australian singer delivers a sexy video for her cover of the 1996 hit “I Love You Always Forever,” originally sung by Donna Lewis. The video—which features a gender-mix of people embracing each other—was designed to explore “that love is … Continued

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Cate Blanchett’s exquisite face is the sole focus of this hypnotic music video for “The Spoils,” a new single from the trip-hop group Massive Attack. The song—a brooding, ethereal track featuring Mazzy Star singer Hope Sandoval—melds perfectly with the visuals as Blanchett’s face undergoes unnerving … Continued

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Breakthrough Bowie

Dolled up in Ziggy Stardust-style garb, David Bowie took the stage on the popular British music show Top of the Pops in July 1972 and performed the song “Starman.” The stellar performance included one particularly killer shot of Bowie staring directly … Continued

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Girl Crush: Ruth B

“Music has always been what I always wanted to do, but I didn’t know how or when I was going to get discovered,” said Ruth B, the Canadian singer-songwriter who took matters into her own hands by posting her work on Vine. … Continued

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Giving fans a taste of her upcoming new album, Glory (due out August 26), Britney Spears released a video for the lead single, “Make Me.” Although an earlier leaked video, reportedly directed by David LaChapelle, was more risque than the official … Continued

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Sexiest Music Videos

1THE WEEKND: EARNED IT 2Sia/Shia LaBeouf: Elastic Heart 3Muse: Madness 4Miguel: Coffee 5Selena Gomez: Hands to Myself 6Nick Jonas: Chains 7Little Big Town: Girl Crush 8Rita Ora/Chris Brown: Body on Me 9Ellie Goulding: On my mind 10Calvin Harris: How Deep … Continued

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Annie Lennox’s first musical aspiration was to become a classical flute player. The Scottish singer got accepted into London’s prestigious Royal Academy of Music to pursue that dream, but quickly realized that she needed to find a more freewheeling way … Continued

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Rolling Stone declared Twenty-One Pilots—the duo of Ohio natives Tyler Joseph (singer) and Josh Dun (drummer)—the “biggest new band” of 2015. But it actually wasn’t until early 2016 that the band’s single “Stressed Out” from their Blurryface album became a hit … Continued

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5 Rising Stars

Sigala: The British DJ/music producer is best known for his 2015 dance anthem “Easy Love.” His next single, “Say You Do”—a collaboration with DJ Fresh—is due out March 18th.  “In 2016 I’m going to focusing mostly on my album and … Continued

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Boy Crush: Shawn Mendes

When Forbes magazine released their “30 Under 30” tally of trailblazers shaking up their industries in 2016, 17-year-old Shawn Mendes was on the list. The Canadian singer—who first got noticed by posting videos of himself performing on Vine—continues to own the mantel … Continued

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Swedish pop star Tove Lo’s new single “Cool Girl”—the first release from her upcoming sophomore album— was inspired by a scene from the movie Gone Girl in which the main character talks about how she faked being a cool girl simply to please her … Continued

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The fact that they’re twin sisters and both lesbians makes them hip, and edgy and one of a kind on the music charts, but the real reason to love Tegan and Sara Quin is for their fearlessness. The duo consistently takes risks with … Continued

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Beyoncé’s “Sorry”

If you never got the opportunity to watch Beyoncé’s “visual album” Lemonade on HBO, here’s a sample of just how dazzling and hypnotic it was. “Sorry” is a song that deals with cheating and became instantly infamous for its “Becky with the good hair” line. … Continued

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The South African rap-rave band Die Antwoord has teamed up with burlesque icon Dita Von Teese for a single on their new album, Suck On This. Here’s a teaser for the upcoming video of the salacious track—titled “Gucci Coochie”—which features Von Teese whisper-rapping about a … Continued

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Girl Crush: Tinashe

Singer-songwriter Tinashe—who, lately, has been getting a lot of tabloid attention for hanging out with Calvin Harris—has far more on her mind than worrying about rumors about her romantic life. After her 2014 debut album, Aquarius, announced her as a musical force, … Continued

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Joe Jonas’s band DNCE is causing a stir with their new video featuring plus-size model Ashley Graham. In the video, Graham and Jonas play a fledgling couple who are excited to take the relationship beyond the point of just rolling around in the sack … Continued

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Most Erotic Music Video Ever

This will give you an idea about how controversially erotic the “Justify My Love” video was: When it was released in 1990 it didn’t debut on VH1 or MTV,  it was screened during a segment of the late night news … Continued

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With her husky, bluesy voice, Alison Mosshart is the kind of singer who always commands the stage (as she did in this video from the windblown stages of Coachella last month). She’s also a prolific songwriter—by her count she’s written about 120 over the … Continued

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The job description known as “celebrity DJ” exists mostly because of Mark Ronson. The London native spent most of the 1990s spinning records in New York City, where he became infamous for his ability to rile up a dance floor crowd. … Continued

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Will.i.am’s Comeback

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This past June, Chicago rapper Vic Mensa released his EP There’s Alot Going On which he allowed fans to download free as they long as they registered and pledged to vote. The method of release wasn’t the only political aspect of the … Continued

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Jidenna’s Sexy New Track

With lyrics like “You should make up your mind / Take you back to my shrine / Don’t you pay them no mind / Let them be, let them go / She was made for my eyes / We escape … Continued

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Make a date to see Christine and the Queens on her US tour. We picked her as the Best New Artist of 2016. Watch her move to the beat of “Tilted” to know why we love this provocative artist.

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The Best of SXSW

1Best New Pop Group: Lukas Graham Although they're already a sensation in Europe, the Danish band—featuring 27-year-old frontman Lukas Graham Forchammer and his childhood friends—just released their first album in the US, where they're currently on tour. 2Best Alternative Band: … Continued

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AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 17: Dilly Dally performs onstage at the Gorilla Vs. Bear music showcase during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival on March 17, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Dustin Finkelstein/Getty Images for SXSW)
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1“Wicked Game,” by Chris Isaak (1991) Herb Ritts directed this video which features a shirtless Isaak frolicking on the beach with topless supermodel Helena Christensen. 2“Addicted to Love,” by Robert Palmer (1986) The severe and sexy background models turned a … Continued

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Boy Crush: Charlie Puth

In under two years, Charlie Puth has gone from being a YouTube novelty act to landing a record deal with Atlantic, nabbing three Grammy Awards plus a Golden Globe for “See You Again”—the song he recorded with Wiz Khalifa for the film Furious 7—and touring … Continued

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Solange is not just talking about hair: her song expresses what it means to be an Other in a white world—and standing up to decry shameful treatment. “Don’t Touch My Hair” is a track from her album, A Seat at … Continued

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Rihanna’s Sexy New Song

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Here’s the latest single from the indie darlings, singer Alison Mosshart and guitarist Jamie Hince. After a five year hiatus—during which Hince underwent five surgeries to repair the damage done to his hand after a car door closed on it—the duo is … Continued

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Rihanna’s Sexy Song “Needed Me”

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Days after the passing of Prince, a fan group named The Prince Museum released this video of the legend performing at his Paisley Park home with the Grammy winning rapper, Kendrick Lamar. The occasion was a 2014 party sponsored by Yahoo … Continued

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Girl Crush: Halsey

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The British singer breaks out a skin-tight black bodysuit and then a skimpy red lingerie get up in the video for her latest electropop song.

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Justin Timberlake released “Can’t Stop the Feeling” last week—his first single in nearly three years—and it’s already being touted as a contender for song of the summer thanks to its infectious beat and feel-good lyrics. The tune is Timberlake’s contribution … Continued

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“While My Guitar Gently Weeps” This tribute to George Harrison, when he was posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2004, has become best known for Prince’s virtuoso three-minute guitar solo at the end. Prince was inducted that same … Continued

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Tribute to Prince

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Bell Biv DeVoe’s “Run”

After 15 years, the R&B trio Bell Biv DeVoe—the group behind the 1990 hit “Poison”—released a new single, “Run,” in advance of a new studio album due out in early 2017. The group, which branched off from the boy band, New Edition, has … Continued

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Music Video Masters

Michael Jackson’s “Bad” directed by Martin Scorsese In 1987, the esteemed director collaborated with Michael Jackson to create an 18-minute, West Side Story-inspired short film for the song (a shortened version of which was used for the music video). “I was mesmerized by his dancing,” … Continued

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The pop star breaks out the short shorts, tosses her long hair and heads off—with a sexy sidekick—on a motorcycle trip into the desert in this latest single from her new album Dangerous Woman.

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“I have this new song that I just released,” says Lovato, amid the shrieks of the crowd at the 2016 Honda Civic Tour. “A few of you may have heard it—a little song called ‘Body Say.’ For those of you … Continued

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Lake Street Dive

The indie-pop band quartet—comprised of Rachael Price (singer), Mike Olson (the guitarist/trumpeter), Bridget Kearney (bassist) and Mike Calabrese (drummer) who first met while studying jazz at Boston’s New England Conservatory—continue to expand their eclectic range. Whereas their previous efforts were mostly infused … Continued

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With her debut album, SweetSexySavage, set to be released on January 27, Kehlani is ready to soar. The music video for “Distraction”—watch it, above—is the second from that album and her most elaborate and beautiful to date. The 21-year-old artist … Continued

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Gaga: “Perfect Illusion”

“Perfect Illusion” is the totally rocked-out lead single from Lady Gaga’s upcoming fifth studio album, Joanna. Some critics have found a hint of Bruce Springsteen in the track, which harks back to the dance-pop rawness of Gaga’s earlier years. Gaga … Continued

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The British pop duo of Tracey Thorn and Ben Watts, two University of Hull students who formed Everything but the Girl in 1982, named themselves after a window sign in a furniture shop that read: “For your bedroom needs, we … Continued

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Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande says that the lyric “ride dick bicycle” in her new single, “Side to Side,” featuring Nicki Minaj, is a reference to sex. We kind of figured that. Besides, the video is a totally think-pink affair. “Side to Side” … Continued

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Nirvana at EMP Museum

In late 1991, Nirvana exploded onto the national music scene, transforming Seattle into the epicenter of the alternative rock. The band’s infectious single, “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (watch the music video, above) saturated the airwaves and MTV, sparking a worldwide … Continued

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Forty years after the debut of their eponymous first album, the Ramones are being honored with an exhibition at New York’s Queens Museum through July 31. The quartet of Forest Hills, Queens, natives who would become Johnny, Joey, Dee Dee … Continued

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Frank Ocean: “Nikes”

In this new music video, Frank Ocean sings, “All you want is Nikes / But the real ones just like you / Just like me.” Every listener might agree; there are few things more real (or sexy) than Frank. The … Continued

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DNCE is Joe Jonas’s dirty-hot new pop group, featuring Korean guitarist JinJoo Lee, drummer Jack Lawless, and bass player Cole Whittle. Their self-titled debut album is due out November 18, and “Body Moves” is the first single out. Check out … Continued

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“24K Magic”: Bruno Mars

With his third studio album coming out November 18 (and a worldwide tour to follow), Bruno Mars has released the music-video for the album’s lead single, “24K Magic.” It’s directed by Mars and Cameron Duddy and, as Mars recently said, … Continued

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“I saw her in Central Park,” said Madonna of Chrissie Hynde, playing with her band, the Pretenders. “She was amazing—the only woman I’d seen in performance where I thought, Yeah, she’s got balls, she’s awesome! It gave me courage, inspiration, … Continued

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George Michael

From the time he splashed onto 80’s tv screens, George Michael was a provocative pioneer. With boundary-pushing lyrics and an unapologetic sexiness, he transformed pop music in a way that we hadn’t seen before. This PROVOKR icon reigned supreme in the 80’s, … Continued

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The legendary hip-hop group, A Tribe Called Quest, is back with their first album of brand-new material since 1998, We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service. All of the four original members of the group contributed to … Continued

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Hailee Steinfeld

“I didn’t know that I was starving till I tasted you,” sings Hailee Steinfeld in her new music-video with the duo Grey and DJ Zedd. And we didn’t know that the Oscar-nominated 14-year-old actress in the Coen Brothers movie True … Continued

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“Leonard Cohen was the most beautiful man I have ever known,” wrote arts critic Leon Wieseltier in the New York Times, shortly after the poet-songwriter and legend died at the age of 82. “His company was quickening in every way. … Continued

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Britney’s “Slumber Party”

Britney Spears may be 34, but she’s certainly not too old for a slumber party, this one in a gated mansion with Tinashe hanging out, singing a verse and getting close. “Slumber Party” is the second single and music video … Continued

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Feast your eyes on thirty years of the very hottest scenes in music, the dirtiest dance moves…and lots and lots of skin.  In his slickly edited supercut, “The Evolution of Sexy in Music Videos,” Patrick Perris brings us all the … Continued

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Blondie is Back

“Fun” is the first track from Pollinator, Blondie’s forthcoming album, their 11th, due out on May 5th. The video is classic Blondie—plus some intergalactic space travel, a few mind-altering psychedelic moments and a nightclub finale inspired by the band’s origins in … Continued

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The Russian feminist punk-protest-rock group Pussy Riot—who were released from jail in 2013 after serving most of a two-year sentence for performing anti-Putin songs—recorded “Straight Outta Vagina” back in February, before Donald Trump’s infamous comments to Billy Bush about grabbing … Continued

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The Lemon Twigs

Past and future, all at once: a teen band called the Lemon Twigs with a retro-inflected sound. Brian D’Addario, 19, and his brother, Michael, 17, are the songwriters and performers, hailing from Long Island, New York. Their dad, Ronnie, was … Continued

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  Miguel: “Coffee” (with Nazanin Mandi)   Sia: “Fire Meet Gasoline” (with Heidi Klum and Pedro Pascal)   Taylor Swift: “Wildest Dreams” (with Scott Eastwood)   Justin Bieber: “What Do You Mean?” (with Xenia Deli)   Chris Isaak: “Wicked Game” … Continued

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Indie Artist: Angel Olsen

She’s not a warbling folkie or an all-out rocker, and though her songs of love and pain have brought her a devoted following, indie siren Angel Olsen is unmistakably her own woman. Her recently released third album, aptly titled My … Continued

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Ever Fallen in Love

In 2006, the French cover group Nouvelle Vague did a popular spin on the Buzzcocks’ “Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve)” for their Bande à part album. And now, 10 years later, they’re back with a new version … Continued

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“Closer,” the newest get-undressed video from the Chainsmokers, that New York DJ-duo (Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall) who went viral three years ago with the dance hit “#SELFIE,” features vocals (and searing-hot performances) from Taggart and pop singer Halsey. They … Continued

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Blondie is among the most successful musical acts to emerge from New York’s ’70s punk scene. The band formed in 1974, when Debbie Harry met guitarist, Chris Stein. Blondie’s pop-punk sound with edgy overtones of disco, rap and reggae went on to generate four … Continued

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Lady Gaga: John Wayne

Lady Gaga is on fire lately. She pulled off a perfect Super Bowl Halftime Show, she’s the new face for Tiffany, and now she’s just announced a worldwide tour for Joanne, her latest album. “John Wayne” is her new video from … Continued

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Zayn Malik and Taylor Swift’s new song “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” was created as the centerpiece of the Fifty Shades Darker movie soundtrack, and it’s appropriately sexy, with a moody unpredictable edge and lots of slinky moves. The much-anticipated “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever,” video … Continued

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Staz Lindes Rocks

Staz Lindes is a model we love. You may know her as the newest face of YSL Beauty or from her work for Moschino. But when she’s not walking the runway, Staz fronts the L.A. band the Paranoyds. The girl-group … Continued

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If she looks exotic, she is: 21-year-old Dua Lipa was born in London to ethnic Albanian parents from Kosovo (her dad is Kosovar rock singer Dukagjin Lipa). Though the family went back to Kosovo when Dua—Albanian for “love”—was 13, she … Continued

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Different Drummer

A piece of equipment that goes by the name Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer may seem like something that only a tech geek could marvel at, but think again: the 808, as it is known, introduced in the early ’80s, produced … Continued

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Oscar and the Wolf’s video for “The Game” is all gothic drama and dance floor desire, like the dark corners of a nightclub where you’re not quite sure what might happen next. That’s no accident—the Belgian alt-pop artist, also known … Continued

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Kelsey Lu

Keep your eye on Kelsey Lu. Her haunting single, “Morning After Coffee,” above, is just the start. She’s an artist who does things her own way, and it shows in her work. Brought up in a strict Jehovah’s Witness household in Charlotte, … Continued

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Sevyn Streeter’s highly-anticipated debut album, Girl Disrupted, drops on January 27. With “D4L,” the third in her Girl Disrupted video series, the breakout R&B talent takes on a role-play fantasy that shows us many seductive personas—all of them intriguing. Proving that there are … Continued

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“Some Kind of Drug”

“Some Kind of Drug,” the fourth single to be released from G-Eazy’s album, When It’s Dark Out, might be one of the sexiest of 2016. Also featured on the cut is rapper Marc E. Bassy, but love is most certainly … Continued

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Way back in the 80’s, David Fincher essentially created MTV. He’s since become legendary for directing films like Se7en, Fight Club, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Gone Girl, and he’s earned an Academy Award nomination for The Social … Continued

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Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey’s new video for “Love” is a euphoric vision of youth and desire that somehow feels just right. Del Rey continues her well-known fascination with ’50s and ’60s nostalgia—“Love” opens on the singer in full mod ’60s love … Continued

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Julia Michaels is probably the most famous musician you’ve never heard of. She’s an established hitmaker, the creative genius behind tracks for Demi Lovato, Fifth Harmony, Gwen Stefani, Justin Bieber, Jason Derulo, Kelly Clarkson, Selena Gomez, Nick Jonas and Brittany Spears, just to … Continued

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Morcheeba and Skye/Ross

Singer Skye Edwards and guitarist Ross Godfrey, who, with Ross’s brother Paul, were the core of Morcheeba, announced a new project in the summer of 2016, the album Skye/Ross. Watch the music-video “Light of Gold” from that EP, above. In … Continued

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When MTV first launched in 1981, it was a small experimental cable channel airing to a limited market in New York and New Jersey. But almost immediately, MTV’s music videos transformed the music industry—and with each coming decade, this art form … Continued

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Banks

BANKS brings us someplace dark, mysterious and a little bit dangerous in “Trainwreck,” the standout track from her second album The Altar.  BANKS has always been a bit of a mystery herself, but she’s said of her latest efforts, “I wanted … Continued

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Dutch DJ/producer Martin Garrix hit serious gold last year with his Bebe Rexha collaboration “In the Name of Love.” And now he’s back with “Scared to be Lonely,” his newest EDM anthem featuring British breakout star Dua Lipa. These two have some serious chemistry—the … Continued

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Classic Record Label

What do Miles Davis, the Beastie Boys, Bonnie Raitt, Frank Sinatra, the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Linda Rondstadt, Katy Perry, Duran Duran and Coldplay have in common? Answer: they’ve all recorded hits on Capitol Records, the label that is celebrating its … Continued

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The British are coming! At least we hope so—these are the bands and ballads that we can’t get enough of lately, all of them up and coming acts from the U.K. “Everlasting Road,” above, is a sexy, spooky single from the sisters of LOCK. They’ve … Continued

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CIGARETTES AFTER SEX

Cigarettes After Sex is blowing up on YouTube—after millions of hits and an upswell of new listeners, this Brooklyn band is officially a phenomenon. Their melancholic, androgynous pop noir is without doubt addictive, an ambient, hazy sound with just a … Continued

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Break out the hot pants and put some flowers in your hair—Coachella will upon us next week. The live music extravaganza starts up on Friday, April 14 and runs all the way through Sunday, April 23. This year’s lineup has had … Continued

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Wings of Love

Liv is the supergroup brainchild of Lykke Li, Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt and Pontus Winnberg, PB&J’s Yttling, and producer Jeff Bhasker. “Wings of Love” is not only their first single, but also the brilliant directorial debut of Lykke Li. It’s a sweet homage … Continued

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Kate Moss Does Elvis

Leather drag never looked this slinky. Watch the unsinkable 42-year-old supermodel, Kate Moss, lip-synch Elvis Presley singing “The Wonder of You,” with a newly arranged and recorded orchestral accompaniment by the Royal Philharmonic in the new music video, above. The … Continued

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For the past couple of years since her huge breakout debut Pure Heroine, Lorde has been busy growing up. She’s said that her saw that her soon-to-be-released followup, Melodrama, will be all about that time and what it feels like … Continued

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Goldfrapp

British electro-pop duo Goldfrapp (Alison Goldfrapp, and Will Gregory) are back at last, with a hypnotic new single “Anymore.” It’s the lead-in to their upcoming new album, Silver Eye, due out March 31 on Mute Records. This is the first … Continued

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With “On Hold,” ethereal trio the xx have released their first single in four years, the debut of I See You, their new album. On this subtle ballad, the British band retains some of the whispery reticence and restraint that characterized … Continued

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Grimes & Janelle Monáe

The new video for “Venus Fly” is not to be missed. Grimes & Janelle Monáe have created an epic fantasy that is a worthy visual counterpart to their first (and hopefully not last) musical collaboration. “Venus Fly” opens with futuristic warrior princesses, … Continued

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Against Me! is an American punk rock band from Gainesville, Florida led by singer and guitarist Laura Jane Grace who started the band in 1997. In 2012 Grace came out as transgender. After a long period of confusion the band … Continued

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After The Party

Trying to stave off real life and boredom and continue to do what they love and pound out furious, fist-pumping punk masterpieces is the challenge for The Menzingers. A challenge they keep winning. With larger than life melodies and angry … Continued

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Canada, oh Canada thank you for this perfect sound. The new album Whiteout Conditions is a euphoric, powerful, delightfully decadent effort. They insist that they are not a super group but no one has ever believed them. They are unstoppable … Continued

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Aimee Mann Goes Mental

The most engrossing work from Aimee Mann in years is full of tuneful, disillusioned songs as she delivers her barest collection yet. Clever and imagery rich lyrics continually paint pictures of an overworked mind that is constantly in a state … Continued

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Just when you finally got  “Shape of You” out of your head, here we are with Ed Sheeran’s very best musical moments. And of course, that single is at the top of the list. It’s an amazing song, just the … Continued

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Jason Derulo & Nicki Minaj

From the first bars of the ubiquitous ice cream truck song that opens this video, you know this one’s going to be sweet. “Swalla,” a Jason Derulo, Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign collaboration, is a technicolor sugar rush of candy-coated fun. Gil Green directed … Continued

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Halsey Stunner Now or Never

The graphic short is a film directed by Halsey and Sing J. Lee. The song is elegant electro-pop and is the story of two star crossed lovers staying in love despite the forces pulling them apart. It’s part of a … Continued

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