Gwen Stefani’s New Pharrell-Produced Single, ‘Spark the Fire’–Listen Now

Listen to the latest Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams collaboration.  ‘Spark the Fire’ is the follow-up single to ‘Baby don’t Lie.’

 

27 Times You Desperately Wanted To Be Gwen Stefani

From BuzzFeed

The mother of cool. The goddess of all that is good.

1. When she looked dynamite in this jumper.

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Getty Images / Alberto E. Rodriguez

2. When her hair defied gravity with this beautiful swirl thing.

When her hair defied gravity with this beautiful swirl thing.

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3. When she was a ’70s beauty queen.

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Getty Images / Vince Bucci

4. When she was a gorgeous silver and gold statue.

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Getty Images Jason Merritt

Getty Images Jason Merritt

5. When you realized that she is a fashion goddess and will always looks perfect.

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Getty Images for L.A.M.B. Bryan Bedder

6. When she pulled off this green beanie and tracksuit combo and it was ~too cool~ for school.

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7. When she looked so good she made Kanye smile.

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Getty Images Andy Kropa

8. When these sunglasses rested on her flawless face.

When these sunglasses rested on her flawless face.

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9. When only a portion of her hair was dyed black and for a second you wished your life could be 1/16th as good as hers.

When only a portion of her hair was dyed black and for a second you wished your life could be 1/16th as good as hers.

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10. When she was smoking in this glittery dress.

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Getty Images Francois Durand

11. When her bun was equal parts messy and put together and you were like “damn, that’s equal parts messy AND put together, I’s jealous.”

When her bun was equal parts messy and put together and you were like "damn, that's equal parts messy AND put together, I's jealous."

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12. And this other time, when her hair was not too big, and not too small. Goldilocks would have loved it.

And this other time, when her hair was not too big, and not too small. Goldilocks would have loved it.

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13. This time, when she just looked done to perfection.

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Getty Images for Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Jason Merritt

14. And this time.

And this time.

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15. And this time.

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Getty Images Jason Merritt

Getty Images Jason Merritt

16. And of course, this time.

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Getty Images for MTV Jason Merritt

17. When she looked like one badass chick in this outfit.

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Getty Images Jason Merritt

18. And literally slays everyone in sight with this look.

And literally slays everyone in sight with this look.

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19. Anytime she shows up with Gavon somewhere.

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Getty Images / Jason Kempin

20. Because no one does the red carpet like they do.

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Getty Images Pascal Le Segretain

21. Whenever she just stands there.

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Getty Images Frazer Harrison

22. And looks amazing.

And looks amazing.

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23. And everyone is jealous because they aren’t her.

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Getty Images Jason Merritt

24. When her lips and hair were done to perfection.

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Getty Images Laura Cavanaugh

25. When she wore this white coat and her eyes did something to your soul and you were forever changed.

When she wore this white coat and her eyes did something to your soul and you were forever changed.

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26. And every. single. time she wears a shirt that shows off her insane abs.

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27. Because they belong to a woman who is fiercer than any one else, and LOOK AT THEM.

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Getty Images for Rebel Waltz Kevin Winter

Getty Images for Rebel Waltz Kevin Winter

This Day in Music History — November 14

1961 : Before a show in Indianapolis, Ray Charles is arrested when marijuana and heroin are found in his hotel room. Charges are dropped on a technicality, but his drug problems were far from over.

1983 : Michael Jackson’s 14-minute film Thriller debuts at the Metro Crest Theater in Los Angeles. Directed by John Landis, the short film will become the most popular video in MTV history when the network begins airing it in December. Many of Jackson’s famous friends show up at the premiere, including Diana Ross, Eddie Murphy and Warren Beatty. The film gets a standing ovation and the crowd demands an encore, which is granted.

1987 : The long-since divorced Sonny and Cher perform “I Got You Babe” on Late Night with David Letterman. Cher flubs it a bit, but she and Sonny become very emotional doing their signature song.

1997 : Though it’s not a sell-out, The Bee Gees’ show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas still manages to gross a stunning $1,681,100. Tickets ranging in price from $50-$300 give the Arena its highest gross of the year.

2004 : Gwen Stefani performs on TV as a solo artist (No Doubt) for the first time when she takes the stage at the American Music Awards, where she sings “What You Waiting For.”

Empowering ’90s songs that made you love being a girl

written by Sara Altschule for Hellogiggles.com

The era of flannel, platform shoes, and Tamagotchis may be long gone—but the best music from that era lives on. We’ve noticed, in fact, that some of those super-empowering, female-driven ’90s songs are still influencing female musicians today—see the rad band Juce, or even T-Swift’s new album for proof. That’s because the ’90s was kind of an important moment for women in music. Female vocalists found their voices and made sure we’d all sing along with them. They had (and still have) us feeling our feelings and our feelings cannot be stopped. So let’s bring back some of the classic songs from that decade and rock out one more time.

1. Alanis Morissette – “You Oughta Know” (1995)

Alanis understood us and how it feels after a heart-wrenching breakup. She took us from sad to angry, and we needed that. Now, girls around the world are singing this song at karaoke while thinking about that man or woman who broke them. Thank you for giving us this emotional release, Alanis.

2. TLC – “No Scrubs” (1999)
Sing it, ladies. We don’t want ‘no scrubs’ because we are better than that, and TLC made us realize our worth. They also brought us unforgettably awesome attire in their video.
3. Natalie Imbruglia – “Torn” (1997)
What’s powerful about this song is that she’s ‘wide awake’ now about the reality of her relationship and making us realize the same thing. It’s empowering to express your true emotions and become fully aware, even when everything is just the worst.
4. Destiny’s Child – “Jumpin‘, Jumpin‘” (1999)
“Ladies, leave your man at home,” go out and blast this Destiny’s Child song. This one is for the girl who wants to have a good time with her besties, leaving all that dude-drama behind. Here’s to a night of shaking it off.
5. Spice Girls – “Wannabe” (1996)
You didn’t think I would make a ’90s playlist without adding the girl group who CREATED girl power, did you? This song is all about loving your girlfriends, making it known to your significant other that they matter, and we love that. They were saying “ovaries before brovaries,” long before we did.
6. No Doubt – “Just a Girl” (1995)
Gwen Stefani was seriously on point with this 1995 song. She gets how the world views being a woman and how frustrating it can be being “just a girl.” Society can limit us as women by stereotypes and viewpoints. Stefani “had it up to here” with that outlook and so have we.

7. Meredith Brooks – “Bitch” (1997)

Women around the world were immediately singing along with Brooks about how we can’t be defined as just one thing. We are many things “all rolled into one.” Brooks spoke of needing a strong man who can handle all her different and unique sides. AMEN, SISTA.

8. Shania Twain – “Man! I Feel Like A Woman” (1997)
This woman really showed us how to love being a woman. Sometimes we forget how amazing it is to be a woman and all the things we get to enjoy about it.
9. Des’ree – “You Gotta Be” (1994)
If you ever need a boost of self-confidence, just listen to this ’90s hit by Des’ree. In this song, she is telling us we’ve got to take an active role in our lives and be all things we want to be. Positive affirmations are the way to go and Des’ree gives us an advanced lesson in that. So if you’re feeling down and need a little push in the right direction, push play on this one.

New Day, New Calvin Harris Song– “Pray to God” ft. Haim

Calvin Harris’s new album, Motion, is dropping on next Tuesday (Nov. 4), but songs have been leaking this week. Earlier this week he released “Open Wide,” with Big Sean and “Together” with Gwen Stefani. His latest collaboration, “Pray to God,” features Haim. Check it out below.

Head on over to iTunes Radio to hear the new album, a week early, in its entirety.

The Hits Keep Coming from Calvin Harris– “Together” Ft. Gwen Stefani

 

World’s No. 1 earning DJ, Calvin Harris recently announced plans for a star-studded album that will drop Nov. 4. Motion has a long list of stars as collarborators including Ellie Goulding, Haim, Gwen Stefani, Big Sean, Tinashe, and R3HAB.

The other day we heard Harris’ and Big Sean’s tune “Open Wide,” and today Gwen Stefani’s EDM hit “Together.”

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We Can Survive Benefit Concert

Last night (October 24), the We Can Survive concert event at The Hollywood Bowl brought together some of music’s biggest acts for a great cause. The star-studded show, which featured performances by Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Sia, Iggy Azalea, Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani, was presented by 5-hour Energy to benefit Living Beyond Breast Cancer and Young Survival Coalition and was hosted by CBS Radio’s Carson Daly.

Throughout the night, artists on the packed line up remembered to re-focus attention on the charity at the heart of the evening, and encourage hope and strength in the cancer survivor community.

Watch a few of the performances below.

This Day in Music History — October 3

1965 : Johnny Cash is stopped by US Customs officials at the Mexican border on suspicion of heroin smuggling and found to be holding over 1,000 prescription narcotics and amphetamines. He receives a suspended sentence.

1969 : Gwen Stefani was born.

1992 : Sinead O’Connor, who is the musical guest on Saturday Night Live, tears up a photo of Pope John Paul II, saying, “Fight the real enemy.” She is banned from the show and later becomes a priest, although the Catholic church does not recognize her Order.

2001 : Keith Urban goes home to Australia to accept a special Aria Award – roughly the equivalent to a Grammy in the U.S. Urban receives the Outstanding Achievement Award in recognition of sales and chart success in the U.S.

2004 : VH1 holds its first Hip Hop Honors, giving awards to DJ Hollywood, DJ Kool Herc,KRS-One, Public Enemy (who also perform), Rock Steady Crew, Run-DMC, Tupac and Sugarhill Gang.