Paramore’s Hayley Williams Joins CHVRCHES On Stage in Nashville — Watch

Paramore’s Hayley Williams and her twin Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry gave fans an epic collaboration last night in Nashville. Williams joined the Scots onstage Tuesday night in her hometown of Nashville for a performance of “Bury It,” off Chvrches’ new album. Watch below.

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BuzzFeed’s 89 Must-Hear Covers Of Taylor Swift’s “1989” Album

89. Folk-pop singer Kina Grannis’ gentle “Clean.”

88. Emilie & Ogden’s elegant harp cover of “Style.”

87. Nineteen-year-old Alice Kristiansen’s delicate “Wildest Dreams.”

86. Gardiner Sisters’ acoustic “Style / All You Had To Do Was Stay / Out Of the Woods” mashup.

85. YouTuber Tiffany Alvord’s glossy “Blank Space.”

84. Against The Current’s pop-punk “Shake It Off” cover.

83. Macy Kate and Ben Kheng’s “Bad Blood” break-up anthem.

82. A brassy take on “Shake It Off” from Postmodern Jukebox and Von Smith.

81. Tyler Ward’s tender renedition of “Blank Space.”

80. Madilyn Bailey’s heavy-lidded “Wildest Dreams.”

 

79. Anthem Lights’ spacey, harmonic “Out Of The Woods.”

78. A stripped-down “Welcome To New York” from Lauren Bonnell.

77. Fourteen-year-old Amanda Rose’s sleek, shiny “How You Get The Girl.”

76. Laura Scott’s soaring “This Love.”

75. An understated cover of “I Wish You Would” from Amrita Soon.

74. Alexi Blue’s raspy “Style.”

73. A back-and-forth version of “Bad Blood” from Megan Davies and Luke Preston.

72. Mia Rose’s back porch cover of “Style.”

71. Payson Lewis and Rumer Willis’ strings-heavy “Out Of The Woods.”

70. Floridia-based singer Tayler Buono’s swoon-worthy “Wildest Dreams.”

  

69. Kelsey K’s countrified “New Romantics.”

68. A crunchy pop-rock cover of “Bad Blood” from TeraBrite.

67. MAX and Nick Dungo’s twilight take on “Style.”

66. Drew Tabor and Leila’s hushed “Clean” duet.

65. Seventeen-year-old Macy Kate’s deliciously bratty “Style” cover.

64. A pulsing, disco-pop take on “Wildest Dreams” from Brandon Skeie.

63. Charity Vance’s synthed-out “Style.”

62. Guitarist Kelly Valleau’s fingerstyle “Wildest Dreams” cover.

61. A sax-heavy version of “Style” from South Africa’s Rubber Duc.

60. Sullivan’s elastic, emo “Style.”

 

59. At Sunset’s anthemic “Wonderland.”

58. Twenty-two-year-old Mackenzie Johnson’s simple, straight-forward “You Are In Love.”

57. A surging electo-pop cover of “Style” from Toronto-based trio The Heist.

56. Rhodes’ aching “Blank Space.”

55. Canadian Melanie Ungar’s effervescent “This Love

54. Death Come Cover Me’s screamo “Shake It Off.”

53. An emotional “I Wish You Would” cover from Swedish indie-pop singerULRIKA.

52. Ryan Streeter and Matthew John Cover’s magnetic “I Know Places.”

51. Girl group GUDGUD’s red-hot “Bad Blood.”

50. Giorgio’s Spanish translation of “I Know Places.”

 

49. Lakoda’s paranoid pop-rock rendition of “I Know Places.”

48. Meghan Trainor serves vocals on her ukulele-assisted cover of “Shake It Off.”

47. Amy Wragg’s sugary sweet “How You Get The Girl.”

46. An unapologetically slick version of “Style” from Justin Bryte.

45. Taylor Acorn’s Nashville-friendly “All You Had To Do Was Stay.”

44. Anthony Vincent’s Disturbed-inspired “Bad Blood.”

43. A hard-rock take on “Wildest Dreams” from the band Halocene.

42. Hayley Solano’s breathless “You Are In Love.”

41. Amasic’s Green Day-esque “Style.”

40. A pop-punk “Wonderland” from Minds Like These.

 

39. Nineteen-year-old Cillian Andersson’s wholesome “I Wish You Would.”

38. Wonderful Humans’ sparse, sexy “Shake It Off.”

37. A soothing, piano-only version of “This Love” from Nuetful.

36. Sydney Day’s angst-ridden “I Wish You Would.”

35. A he-said-she-said cover of “Out Of The Woods” from Dave Days and Linda Lind.

34. Jemma Johnson’s sultry “I Know Places.”

33. English singer-songwriter Lucy Rose’s thorny “Bad Blood.”

32. An intoxicating rendition of “Style” from Australian indie-rockers San Cisco.

31. Pop-rocker Andie Case’s anxious “I Know Places.”

30. Gengahr’s dreamy “Blank Space.”

 

29. Relic Hearts’ aggro “Out Of The Woods.”

28. Guitarist Ivo Cabrera’s “Welcome To New York” instrumental.

27. A speedy version of “Bad Blood” English rockers Drenge.

26. Anna Corley’s soulful living room cover of “New Romantics.”

25. Yuuwii and Weiwen’s somber “Bad Blood.”

24. Viral stars Tanner Patrick and Rajiv Dhall’s buoyant “Shake It Off.”

23. Laura Buitrago’s Spanish-language version of “Bad Blood.”

22. IFMENOT’s barreling “Style.”

21. A classical “Bad Blood” instrumental from Brooklyn Duo.

20. THIRDSTORY’s seductive “Style.”

  

19. Imagine Dragons’ flirtatious “Blank Space.”

18. Utah-based singer Maddie Wilson’s melancholy “How You Get The Girl.”

17. Drummer Anthony Ghazel’s percussion-heavy “I Wish You Would” cover.

16. Irish singer-songwriter SOAK’s plaintive “Shake It Off.”

15. Labrinth’s groovy “Shake It Off.”

14. Viral duo SUPERFRUIT’s maniac “1989” album mashup.

13. Ryan Adams’ Springsteen-esque “Welcome To New York.”

12. Postmodern Jukebox’s red-lip, classic take on “Style.”

11. New Jersey-based rockers Screaming Females’ yelping “Shake It Off.”

 
10. Louisa Wendorff and Devin Dawson, “Blank Space/Style”

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This clever mashup of “Blank Space” and “Style” by Nashville-based musicians Louisa Wendorff and Devin Dawson turns Taylor’s hits into a moving he-said-she-said duet. The video went viral late last year, prompting Taylor herself todeclare that she was “OBSESSED” with the cover on Twitter.

9. Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks, “Blank Space”

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Months before Ryan Adams boosted Taylor’s indie cred, the superstar got an arguably more impressive co-sign from Pitchfork fave Stephen Malkmus. The Pavement frontman performed a cover of “Blank Space” with his band Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks at a charity event in Portland, Oregon. While the song was apparently chosen by his daughter, Malkmus committed and the result is a dead-pan delight.

8. Charli XCX, “Shake It Off”

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In February, during a visit to BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge, Charli XCX and her all-girl band performed a speedy, stripped-down version of “Shake It Off” that transformed the glossy mega-hit into a manic pop-punk anthem.

7. Vance Joy, “I Know Places”

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After Taylor invited Vance Joy to open for her 1989 World Tour, the Australian singer-songwriter uploaded a YouTube video of himself singing “I Know Places” to celebrate. Gentle and hushed, the cover replaces the original’s paranoia with a knowing kind of tenderness that brings the song’s romantic undertones to the forefront.

6. I Prevail, “Blank Space”

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Pop and post-hardcore: how different are they really? If I Prevail’s “Blank Space” cover is any indication, not particularly! All howling, growling rage, the band taps into the original’s sublimated fury, highlighting all the anger and resentment bubbling under the surface. The result? Brilliantly weird.

5. Ingrid Michaelson, “Clean”

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Last December, Ingrid Michaelson honored Taylor at Billboard’s Women In Music Event with a heart-wrenching piano cover of “Clean.” The singer-songwriter (and official #squad member) peeled back the song’s lush synths to reveal the fragile emotions at its core.

4. Alessia Cara, “Bad Blood”

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The way Alessia Cara completely overhauls the song with the just some finger snaps and the rough edges of her voice is, to quote Taylor herself, “AMAZING.”

3. Kelly Clarkson, “Shake It Off”

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If you’ve ever wondered what “Shake It Off” would sound like as a gospel song, Kelly Clarkson has got you covered. The pop star took her fans to church with a wailing cover of the empowerment anthem during a concert in Buffalo, New York last October.

2. Todrick Hall, “4 Taylor (Mashup)”

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OK, before any of y’all complain: I know that “4 Taylor” includes snippets from all five of Taylor’s albums. There are hooks from Fearless, Speak Now, Red, and evenTaylor Swift sprinkled throughout the medley. The said, 1989 is obviously the focus and foundation of Todrick Hall’s epic mashup, which condenses the entire album’s narrative down to an impressively catchy four minutes.

1. Ryan Adams, “Shake It Off”

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The highlight of Ryan Adams’ 1989 cover album is his depressed but defiant cover of “Shake It Off.” While he sounds genuinely tormented by the knowledge that the haters are just going to keep hating, he’s determined to shake it off.

Watch JoJo’s “Say Love” Music Video

JoJo has a new video for her second single from her tringle, a huge power ballad called “Say Love.”

JoJo  told BuzzFeed about the music video:

“For the second visual off the tringle, I wanted something to contrast our stylized warehouse from “When Love Hurts.” This song called for something open and intimate, while focusing on the tension of being with someone but not fully being on the same page. Calling out for more. The backdrop of sprawling field and tall trees reminded me of autumn in New England, my favorite time and place. I had so much fun making this video and I hope you love it like I do.”

Gwen Stefani Performs ‘Used To Love You’ On ‘Ellen’ — Watch

Last week, Gwen Stefani released the music and video for “Used to Love You,” the first big single off her upcoming album. It was spare, vulnerable and raw not what we’ve come to expect from the No Doubt frontwoman.

Stefani appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Monday to perform “Used to Love You” live for the first time on TV.  Watch the emotional performance below.

Sex, Drugs and R&B: Inside the Weeknd’s Dark Twisted Fantasy

Originally From RollingStone.com

Abel Tesfaye used to be a drugged-out R&B mystery man. Now he wants to be your Michael Jackson

By Josh Eells October 21, 2015

So is this swearing or no swearing?” In a darkened soundstage on the outskirts of London, Abel Tesfaye is wondering if he can say “fuck” or not. Tesfaye, better known as breakout pop sensation the Weeknd, is at a rehearsal for Later…With Jools Holland, the BBC music show, about to soundcheck his smash hit “The Hills,” a four-minute horror-movie booty call featuring more than a dozen f-bombs. For Tesfaye, that’s relatively clean, but he knows the pensioners in Twickenham might disagree. So when the verdict comes back “no swearing,” he nods and smoothly pivots to a censored version — a small gesture that says a lot about the kind of professional he has become.

“The Hills” is currently enjoying its fourth straight week at Number One, a feat made even more impressive because it took the place of another Weeknd track, “Can’t Feel My Face” — Spotify’s official song of the summer, and the only song about cocaine ever to be lip-synced by Tom Cruise on network TV. Tesfaye is just the 12th artist in history to score back-to-back Number Ones, a group that includes Elvis Presley, the Beatles and Taylor Swift. His new album, Beauty Behind the Madness, has sold more than half a million copies in a couple of months, and he’s preparing to launch a national arena tour in November. “I’m still digesting it, to be honest with you,” Tesfaye says of his success. “But the screams keep getting louder, dude.”

Tesfaye comes over to say hi, dressed in black Levi’s and a Roots hoodie, his tsunami of hair piled high atop his head. “Sorry, I’m sick,” he says, as his handshake becomes a fist bump in midair. Since starting this promo tour a week ago, he’s been to Las Vegas, Paris, Berlin and now London. The cold caught up with him yesterday, during a signing for 500 squealing fans at the Oxford Circus HMV. (Overheard: “I wanted to hug him!” “You didn’t hug him? I kissed him!”)

This scene would not have seemed possible in 2011, when the Weeknd appeared with a trio of cult-favorite mixtapes that established both his sonic template — drug-drenched, indie-rock-sampling, sex-dungeon R&B — and his mysterious, brooding persona. A press-shy Ethiopian kid from Toronto who has given only a handful of interviews, he has cultivated a near-mythical image as a bed-hopping, pill-popping, chart-topping cipher. “We live in an era when everything is so excessive, I think it’s refreshing for everybody to be like, ‘Who the fuck is this guy?'” Tesfaye says. “I think that’s why my career is going to be so long: Because I haven’t given people everything.”

Spend just five minutes with him, though, and he reveals himself: sweet, soft-spoken, surprisingly earnest. When I tell him he’s not what I expected, he nods. “When people meet me, they say that I’m really kind — contrary to a lot of my music.”

When talking about his art and his career, Tesfaye is blessed with a towering self-confidence and has no hesitation about declaring his own greatness. “People tell me I’m changing the culture,” he says. “I already can’t turn on the radio. I think I’m gonna drop one more album, one more powerful body of work, then take a little break — go to Tokyo or Ethiopia or some shit.” Hearing him boast about talking shop with Bono, or name-dropping “Naomi Campbell, who’s a good friend of mine now,” you may be tempted to see a diva in the making; or you may see a 25-year-old guy who’s stoked and incredulous to be in the position he’s in. Continue reading

Rascal Flatts & Lucy Hale Give Frozen’s ‘Let It Go’ a Country Twist

The upcoming We Love Disney compilation (out next Friday, Oct. 30) looks to be a great one and this newly released track is a country take on the EPIC hit ‘ Let it Go.”

Rascal Flatts and Lucy Hale have paired up to turn Frozen‘s anthem “Let It Go” into a mellower, twangier country track. Listen Below.

1. NE-YO Friend Like Me (Aladdin)
2. Jessie J Part of Your World (The Little Mermaid)
3. Jason Derulo Can You Feel the Love Tonight / Nants Ingonyama (The Lion King)
4. Gwen Stefani The Rainbow Connection (The Muppet Movie)
5. Ariana Grande Zero To Hero (Hercules)
6. Jhené Aiko In a World of My Own/Very Good Advice (Alice in Wonderland)
7. Fall Out Boy I Wan na Be Like You (The Monkey Song) (The Jungle Book)
8. Tori Kelly Colors of the Wind (Pocahontas)
9. Kacey Musgraves A Spoonful of Sugar (Mary Poppins)
10. Charles Perry Ev rybody Wants To Be a Cat (The Aristocats)
11. Jessie Ware A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes (Cinderella)
12. Lucy Hale & Rascal Flatts Let It Go (Frozen)
13. Various Artists It s a Small World

Welcome Back Queen Adele

A few days ago, Adele announced her first album in more than four years, “25” would be release on November 20. Today, the queen dropped a new music video for “Hello,” the first single off her upcoming record.

You can find the entire track list here.

Unlike her last record 21, 25 isn’t going to be about heartbreak. “I’m making up with myself,” she wrote in a lengthy tweet Wednesday. “Making up for lost time. Making up for everything I ever did and never did. But I haven’t got time to hold onto the crumbs of my past like I used to. What’s done is done.”