10 items from 2015
Seemingly out of nowhere, the Weeknd has emerged this year as mixtape hero turned full-blown pop star. He currently has three songs on the Billboard Hot 100 ("Earned It," The Hills," and "Can't Feel My Face") — the latter two of which are sitting in the top 20. As we previously wrote in "Songs of the Week," "Face" is his most pop-minded song to date, which is of little surprise since it was produced and written with pop genius Max Martin. Now that the Weeknd finally released the video for the song on Apple Music, it could very well edge out Omi's "Cheerleader" for the No. 1 spot by the next chart cycle ("Face" is currently at No. 2). When someone is this hot, there's only one thing to do: literally set them on fire in their music video. Enjoy the ambient heat. »
- Dee Lockett
Is "Cool for the Summer" the"I Kissed a Girl?" Demi Lovato debuted her new music video to much fanfare Thursday morning. Not only does it feature the 22-year-old pop star in a number of skimpy outfits, but its girl-on-girl action bound to create a buzz. Lovato has been promoting the Max Martin-produced single all month, telling Ryan Seacrest, "It's very fun. It's definitely more provocative. I just think the more you listen to it, the more things it can mean." Asked about her new look and sound, the former Disney Channel star told Seacrest, "It's like I've spent so long just kind of people-pleasing, making everybody happy with being the best role model I can »
The Weeknd has dominated the charts this year with his titillating Fifty Shades of Grey cut, "Earned It," but other than that, he hasn't released much since 2013's Kiss Land. But his sophomore album is reportedly in the works — presumably, we heard some of that album this week in a series of leaks — and now he's back with a new single. Unlike the up-tempo direction of those leaks (one of which was produced by Max Martin), "The Hills," which the Weeknd originally debuted at SXSW earlier this year, sticks close to Abel Tesfaye's shtick: brooding tones, sex, drugs, a big hook, and some falsetto. Sadly, the song doesn't appear to be about Lauren Conrad or a group of multiple Hillary Clintons. »
- Dee Lockett
Need a song of the day? How about a Song Of The Summer? Keep up with HitFix daily for your music fix. Tori Kelly -- who is managed by superstar manager Scooter Braun -- was one of the few shining moments of the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, because she brought only her acoustic guitar, her soaring R&B-flecked voice and "Nobody Love" with her. "Nobody Love" was released all the way back in February; producers like Max Martin and Pharrell Williams were on tap for her forthcoming album "Unbreakable Smile," due out via Capitol on June 23. »
- Katie Hasty
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards winners have been chosen, and we have the full list of those musicians taking home statues this Sunday, Feb. 8.
Did you favorite artists and/or songs win?
Check out the Full list of winners, below.
Record of the Year: Sam Smith, Stay With Me
Song of the Year: "Stay With Me," Sam Smith
Album of the Year: Beck, Morning Phase
Best Country Album: Miranda Lambert, Platinum
Best Rock Album: Beck, Morning Phase
Best Pop Vocal Album: Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour
Best Pop Solo Performance: “Happy,” Pharrell Williams
Best New Artist: Sam Smith
Best Folk Album: Old Crow Medicine Show, Remedy
Best American Roots Song: “A Feather’s Not a Bird »
While Sam Smith and Beck dominated the 57th annual Grammy Awards, they were hardly the only winners Sunday night. From Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament (and Eddie Vedder, using his pseudonym "Jerome Turner") scoring Best Recording Package to Beyoncé taking home Best Surround Sound Album, here is the full rundown of all the Grammy winners.
Record of the Year
Sam Smith – "Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)"
Complete list of winners and nominees of the 2014 Grammy Awards, held in Los Angeles at the Staples Center on Sunday February 8. Winners will be updated as they're announced during the telecast and pre-telecast. Record Of The Year “Fancy,” Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli Xcx “Chandelier,” Sia **Winner** “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” Sam Smith “Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift “All About That Bass,” Meghan Trainor Album Of The Year **Winner** “Morning Phase,” Beck “Beyoncé,” Beyoncé “X,” Ed Sheeran “In The Lonely Hour,” Sam Smith “Girl,” Pharrell Williams Song Of The Year “All About That Bass,” Kevin Kadish & Meghan Trainor, songwriters (Meghan Trainor) “Chandelier,” Sia Furler & Jesse Shatkin, songwriters (Sia) “Shake It Off,” Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift) **Winner** “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” James Napier, William Phillips & Sam Smith, songwriters (Sam Smith) “Take Me To Church,” Andrew Hozier-Byrne, songwriter (Hozier) Best New Artist Iggy Azalea Bastille Brandy Clark »
- Donna Dickens
A slew of trophies were handed out Sunday afternoon ahead of the 57th annual Grammy Awards telecast. The awards show airs at 8 p.m. Et live on CBS from Staples Center in Los Angeles. Throughout the night, The Hollywood Reporter will provide comprehensive coverage of all of the latest awards news, performance reviews, show highlights and backstage party moments. Read More Hollywood Reporter's Guide to the Grammys Meanwhile, below is the list of winners from the non-televised portion of the ceremony. Best Rap Album Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP2 Producer Of The Year, Non-classical Max Martin -- Bang
- THR Staff
The 2015 GRAMMYs are almost here and we're picking favorites!
Well, maybe not favorites -- but ETonline.com is breaking down which artists we think will walk away from Sunday's ceremony with some shiny new hardware in the top categories.
Photos: See the 2015 Grammy Nominees
Record Of The Year
“Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)” Sam Smith
“Shake It Off” Taylor Swift
“All About That Bass” Meghan Trainor
We've gotta go with Sia on this one, although she has some stiff competition in Smith and Swift. Before you Swifties get all up in arms, hear us out: we love “Shake It Off” as much as the next person, but of the seven GRAMMYs Swift already has, not one of them is for Record or Song of the Year. She could very likely nab the award for Best Pop Solo Performance, but Record of the Year will be tough.
Carly Rae Jepsen is recording a new song with Dev Hynes and Ariel Rechtshaid. The 'Call Me Maybe' hitmaker has been in the studio with British musician Dev - also known as Blood Orange - and former Foreign Born band member and acclaimed producer Ariel and says the track they've collaborated on is one of her favorites from her upcoming third album. Carly posted a photo of the trio in the studio together on her Instagram account along with the caption: ''Recorded one of my fav songs today with - @devhynes and @arielrechtshaid (sic)'' Carly, 29, has been busy working on her new LP - the follow up to 2012's 'Kiss' - and has been in the studio with producers Josh Ramsay, Ryan Stewart, Max Martin, Benny Blanco and StarGate as well as Dev and Ariel. Dev and Ariel previously worked together on Sky Ferreira's 'Everything is Embarrassing' and »
10 items from 2015
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