It’s been a real long wait but Missy Elliott would not disappoint as a new video surfaced today for new single, WTF (Where They From). Dave Meyers, whom she has collaborated with on numerous occasions in her celebrated career, returns to collaborate on the Video. She hasn’t lost a step and we love the rhythm – it’s unlike anything we’ve ever heard.
Nominations were announced tonight in Los Angeles at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live for the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards, rung-in with a Concert from several potential Nominees.
Leading the way was Hip-Hop Impresario and Multimedia Mogul Jay-Z with an impressive nine nominations, while four Artists tie in second spot with seven nominations apiece – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pharrell, Justin Timberlake and Kendrick Lamar. Toronto’s Drake has us well-represented, nabbing a total five nominations.
Missing surprisingly in the category of Best New Artist is New Zealand Teen Sensation Lorde, whom howmever is recognized in some of the more major categories. After several comparisons between Sara Bareilles’ Brave and Katy Perry‘s Roar, many eyes will be on the Best Pop Solo Performance category as both are pitted against one another for Pop Music Glory.
See Perry‘s Toronto-recorded performance Roar acoustically at the Nominations Concert:
Nominees are as follows in some of the Evening’s most-watched categories:
Best New Artist James Blake Kendrick Lamar Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Kacey Musgraves Ed Sheeran
Album Of The Year The Blessed Unrest — Sara Bareilles Random Access Memories — Daft Punk Good Kid, M.A.A.D City — Kendrick Lamar The Heist — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Red — Taylor Swift
Song of the Year
Just Give Me A Reason — Pink Featuring Nate Ruess Locked Out Of Heaven — Bruno Mars Roar — Katy Perry Royals — Lorde Same Love — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Mary Lambert
Record Of The Year
Get Lucky — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams Radioactive — Imagine Dragons Royals — Lorde Locked Out Of Heaven — Bruno Mars Blurred Lines — Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams
It was a great year for Pop Music in 2013. DJ Earworm recaps it best and in what is becoming an annual Pop Tradition, the San Francisco-based Mash-up Artist has just unveiled his United State of Pop 2013 Megamix. And he never disappoints! Although a bit less energetic and a bit darker than previous year’s, this is definitely among his best.
The Mix includes Billboard Magazine‘s Year-End Top 25 Songs and this year we have:
Avicii feat. Aloe Blacc – Wake Me Up Bruno Mars – When I Was Your Man Capital Cities – Safe & Sound Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams – Get Lucky Eminem feat. Rihanna – The Monster Florida Georgia Line feat. Nelly – Cruise Imagine Dragons – Radioactive Imagine Dragons – Demons Jay-Z feat. Justin Timberlake – Holy Grail Justin Timberlake – Mirrors Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z – Suit & Tie Katy Perry – Roar Lady Gaga – Applause Lorde – Royals Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton – Can’t Hold Us Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz – Thrift Shop Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball Miley Cyrus – We Can’t Stop OneRepublic – Counting Stars P!nk feat. Nate Ruess – Just Give Me A Reason Rihanna – Stay Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell & T.I. – Blurred Lines Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin – Don’t You Worry Child Taylor Swift – I Knew You Were Trouble Will.I.Am feat. Britney Spears – Scream And Shout
He’s definitely on fire! Earlier this year when Justin Timberlake was set to make that big Comeback of his, already R&B Lovers were drawing parallels to his resembling of Robin Thicke‘s sound. So how does Thicke counter back? He delivers a fresh, new Sound thanks to the expertise of Pharrell Williams, who single-handedly is defining our Airwaves this Summer with not one, but two Hits in Blurred Lines (Thicke ft. T.I.) and Get Lucky (Daft Punk).
Actually, you can make that three now with this brand new Single, Give It 2 U, which already is buzzing with controversy with its racy, racy Lyrics. The Collaboration between Thicke and Rapper Kendrick Lamar undoubtedly is stellar and highly danceable even if it does pose some challenges for Adult Pop/Top 40 Radio, which both have embraced current Billboard Hot 100 Chart-topping Blurred Lines. In fact, that Track has reached number one in over 28 countries – a certified International Smash, appearing as though it won’t be giving-up its dominance any time soon.
Check-out Give it 2 U below:
Also check-out the official Stream on Myspaceright here!
Robin Thicke‘s sixth Album Blurred Lines hits stores Tuesday, July 30, 2013 via Universal Music Canada.