P!nk gets the last laugh in the black-and-white, French-film inspired video for “Blow Me (One Last Kiss).” The black-and-white palette is only broken near the end of the Dave Myers-directed clip, thanks to red wine — after P!nk ruins her ex-boy’s wedding.
“Blow Me” is the first single from her upcoming The Truth About Love album, due September 18. The song bolted into the top 10 last week thanks to a spike in digital sales and airplay, becoming her twelfth top 10 single on the Hot 100. She now ranks third behind Rihanna (22) and Beyoncè (14) for most top 10s among women.
A night in with the girls turns into a Tom Cruise in Risky Business moment for Jade Alston in the playful video for “Sober,” a track from her mixtape Single On A Saturday Night. A cool concept for an even better song. BTW, I’m still in full support of the mixtape’s intro becoming a full song.
“It jump-started my brain,” says Stone of the song, “I was excited and gave me a whole new outlook on what I was doing. It started the record both literally and inspirationally.”
The strong lyrics and inspirational tone of the track resonated with the “Brotha” singer, who explains, “It was telling me to keep my head up, saying ‘you can make it and do what you gotta do,’ giving me the beginning of the new album and the resolve to make it into something beyond anything I had ever done before.”
Watch the video below.
Ne-Yo shows off his slick dance moves in the video for “Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself),” the official lead single from his upcoming fifth album R.E.D., arriving September 18.
KeKe Palmer unleashes her inner Brandy circa 1998-99 and serves wholesome sex appeal in the video for “You Got Me,” the Kevin McCall-assisted single from her upcoming debut mixtape. Palmer, who stars in Ice Age: Continental Drift, makes the transition from child star to budding diva in the clip without falling off the wagon.
Arguably the most sought after producer in hip-hop steps in front of the mic to launch his career as solo artist. We’ve seen this countless times over the year, producers, who sometimes began their careers as artists, step from behind-the-scenes and into the spotlight. “Ni**as in Paris” producer Hit-Boy is next up to bat.
The 23-year-old recalls his rise through the ranks as a producer on the horn-driven “Jay-Z Interview,” with its accompanying video showing him at work with Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music crew and receiving praise from Jay-Z, who calls him “an incredible producer”.
“I randomly started rapping again, having fun, putting some things together,” he told Billboard last month in an interview. “I’ve been hashtagging the name [#jayzinterview] on Twitter and a lot of people are interested. So I’m going to put it out, let it float around and just see what it is.”
Is Hit-Boy built to go from the board to the booth? Judge for yourself below.
Whether it’s bringing “Power” to life as a moving painting, the 35-minute short film for “Runaway,” or the opulent visuals for Watch the Throne with Jay-Z, Kanye West’s recent music videos are among some of the best of this generation. So it’s no surprise that his newly released video for “Mercy,” featuring Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz, ranks as one of the best hip-hop videos of the year.
Filmed in an underground parking garage, West and his G.O.O.D. Music cohorts keep things simple yet sophisticated, with each rapper seamlessly blending in and out, in the black-and-white clip. Only ‘Ye could make a parking garage look cinematic.
“Mercy” is the first single from G.O.O.D. Music’s Cruel Summer compilation, which hits stores later this summer.