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2015 Power Players: The Ladies

2014 was a year of serious girl power (think Taylor Swift's 1989 or Nicki's Anaconda) and it looks like 2015 will be an even stronger one. Six ladies stand out to me for 2015 and I can't wait to see what they have in store for us ~ Ariana Grande - After problem came out, Ariana sealed the deal as the new hit maker in pop music. Whether she's the next Mariah or not, she's got big plans in 2015 including a world tour and HOPEFULLY a new album. She's staying out of trouble, generally being adorable, and killing it in a high pony tail. Azealia Banks - Headling Coachella is just the beginning of Banks' 2015 domination plan. She's planning a new album, heading towards 400k instagram followers, and will probably be collaborating with a ton of people you've never heard of. Her new album Fantasea II: The Second Wave is going to be followed up by Banks' third album (which she's already announced!) called Business and Pleasure. Lorde - That track from the Mockingjay soundtrack was wicked and proof that Lorde has more in her than one Grammy winning album. There are rumors (big rumors) of a 2015 album release, but now its looking more like 2016. Either way, I'm sure she has some amazing covers and live performances for us this year! Nicki Minaj - While she's embarking on the Pinkprint world tour, Nicki isn't planning to slow down. Her newest video with Drake, Chris Brown, and Lil Wayne is the definition of fierce. No matter what she's doing or where she is you know she'll be doing it will the attitude that made her famous. Shakira - Shakira Shakira! She's back in the game with her 11th - yeah, you heard me - ELEVENTH studio album. She'll be working with more amazing artists and hopefully adding a tour to her to do list because I need to see Shakira once before I die. Jessie J - Okay if Bang Bang didn't literally blow your mind, you need to get your hearing checked. I alway like her singles cause they're catchy as hell but she is now taking her vocals to a new level and BELTING it out. If she doesn't get some more attention this year there is going to be trouble! And you know Beyonce is probably going to do something ridiculous again too. Also, where is Lady Gaga other than singing with Tony Bennet?
@Caricakes yeah I can't get it out of my mind 🙌🙌🙌 it's rumoured that she'll collaborate with them again on her album. along with Iggy azalea and Alejandro Sanz and Dizzle Roskar..
I'm so excited for Shakira's New Album. I heard that it will be her best so far
Nicki's new video is seriously insane. I would not cross her. Ever.
@ArianaVenti @caricakes.. ✌ yeah I agreed. #Pitbull is one of the producers of Shakira's New Album... he said that it will be her BEST album... and it would be described with one word "MAJOR" ^^
@AnzarRizan @caricakes I'm really excited for the Iggy collab! I hope its better than the J.Lo/Iggy song...that was so bad! I like what Rihanna did with Can't Remember to Forget You so I think Shakira will do a good job of keeping her style and just incorporating Iggy in :)
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Why You Need to Follow Lorde on Instagram
I am not usually one to follow celebrities on social media, but for some reason I find myself liking Lorde's Insta pics as if she's my best friend in real life. She's a relatable, funny, and quirky girl that happens to be super talented and travels the world! Here are my six reasons as to why, if you aren't already, you need to follow Lorde ASAP. 1. She Has the Cutest Relationship Lorde has been dating her boyfriend James for over two years now, and they're just plain adorable. He's also got a pretty rad Instagram too considering he's a photographer/artist/free spirit type. Her pictures of them together help remind us that she's just a regular teenager trying to figure life out too! 2. Her Mom is Awesome Lorde and her mom are super tight, and it shows by the amount of pictures of Sonja that Lorde uploads. I love seeing that regardless of her fame, Lorde is able to keep up a totally normal life and maintain healthy relationships with her friends and fam. 3. She Lives in Paradise If I didn't already want to move to New Zealand, I certainly do now after all of Lorde's pictures. She lives in the water when she's home and her NZ pics are stunning. 4. You Will Always Know What's on Her Feet She's big on letting you know her thoughts on socks and shoes, and is always 'gramming her footwear. 5. She Loves Food More Than You Do Seriously, she eats the most wonderful things and even meditates with chocolate koalas on her face. How can you not love this girl? 6. She's a Total Dork Overall, following her on Instagram made her go from icy queen of darkness to 'I want to be your best friend' in my mind in seconds. Her stage persona versus her real-life personality is so different, and you really get to see how she is just as blown away by her fame as we all are. She's humble, sweet, and just another awkward teenager.
OMGGGGGGG!!!! I AM FREAKING DYING RIGHT NOW!!!!! ASDFGHJKL!!!! OMGG IMAGINE IF THEY COLLAB TOGETHER?? I WOULD DIE! her Instagram story⤵️ He was at one of her concerts! He posted a selfie of himself on Twitter holding the 7 Rings money Ariana had made for her concert! click the link below⤵️ *credit to the owner of the gif* BTS ARMY TEAM: @Yugykookie97 @DefSoul1994 @MelissaGarza @Jiminsnooder @jungkookieeeee @Rose2demhaters BANGTAN'S ARMY TAGLIST: @blessowmwago @BoyGroupKpop @Bxbybri @echoxsoul @gabstar143 @HannahC19 @herreraletecia  @HomegirlG @izzybell1202 @jennyfer1111r1 @jiminiebae @Just2BLoved @kaylawalker929 @krissynormam @Mochiroon @Nyxxonn @PANDABTS @QueenPandaBunny @rodrickagardne @Rose2demhaters @samcorsam @simpsonsamantha @Shelbeigh19 @shellyfuentes70 @Starbell808                *let me know if you want to be apart of BANGTAN'S ARMY taglist* Christian ChimChim Squad: @Jiminsnooder @Yugykookie97 @DefSoul1994 @BTSMicDrop KoreanStarCouncil: @DefSoul1994 @MelissaGarza @Yugykookie97 @Jiminsnooder K-Monsta Squad: @Yugykookie97 @BBxGD @lilbr0wneyes @DefSoul1994 @KpopGaby @MYAlpha @BangtanGirlOT12 Tag List: @cagonzales9696 @Jiminsnooder @MonieManhiM @cherriblossom17 @SimplyAwkward @Btsislife @jaselgalindo @emealia @saraortiz2002 @xsandos17 @VictoriaBossier @TaehyungKey @Sarahdarwish @kpopandkimchi @Emealia @terenailyn @MonAnnahiX @4dalientae @PrettieeEmm @kyokeo @KwonOfAkind @AnimeKpopLover @SugaOnTop  @QueenyCrossGene @MadAndrea @B1A4BTS5ever @zyxzj @Taehyungie @VKookie47 @NuXX @Baekyeol27 @DOislifeExoL @kpopbeat @BTSMicDrop @BulletproofV @PrincessUnicorn @luna1171 @LisetteZapata @herreravanessa9 @MadAndrea @AnimeKpopFreak @amandamuska @RandomName @aliendestina @mrsyookihyun @MaelstromVIP @Foxxyjinxx @Bangtanss @YessicaCardenas @JadeOwens @cns1391 @JJiBin @TheEnlightment @BlueMoon201 @QueenPandaBunny @emberreynemoll @LacyTanner @nyxxonn @SweetDuella @MmIlk @KihyunA @ARMY4Life @SerenaArthurs @Additional18 @jessicaclove  @olive07354  @YungStatin  @nickij @Mochiroon @LiyahBoon @BoyGroupKpop *Let me know if you want to be added or untagged from the taglist*
Get Lorde's Purple Pout from Last Week's Universal Music Brunch
Amid last week's Grammy Awards, there was quite a lot of partying. Perhaps one of the biggest parties was Universal Music's Pre-Grammy Brunch, which featured live performances from Robin Thicke and our favorite teenage witch, Lorde. After launching her own limited line of lipsticks through MAC Cosmetics last year, she has since become a woman to watch when it comes to bold beauty choices. Needless to say, it was no surprise when Lorde showed up with incredible lilac lips, a much sunnier take on her usual dark violet trademark. Lilac has become quite a trend color throughout the past couple years, especially in regards to nail polish, hair dye, and accessories. However, it isn't necessarily common to be sporting lilac lips! Be the trendsetter among your friends by channeling your inner Lorde with one of the following lip colors: 1. Creamy Lipstick: Lippy Lips' Vegocentric Lipstick in Abraca-Bam ($18) Lippy Lips' line of 100% vegan 'Vegocentric' lipsticks come in a wide array of colors, so much so that Lorde was able to wear a color like Abraca-Bam to her event! Each lipstick is beeswax-free, GMO-free, and has not undergone any animal testing. The pomegranate flavor is subtle, but the conditioning power of the organic cocoa butter, rosemary, and coconut oil is certainly not. 2. Sheer Gloss: BlackUp Cosmetics' Lip Lacquer in VL06 ($22.50) BlackUp Cosmetics' Lip Lacquer gives lips a highly pigmented and glossy look to wear out on the town. It comes in about ten different colors, but VL06 is definitely the one most likely to be Lorde-approved. One of the best things about BlackUp Cosmetics is that their products are created for a full range of skin tones, keeping the color true to its packaging. 3. Matte Lip Pencil: NYX Lipliner Pencil in Purple Rain ($3.50) NYX is my tried-and-true drugstore brand of choice, especially when it comes to their lip pencils. Whether it's their skinnier lip pencils, like Purple Rain, or the jumbo ones, there are plenty of shades that will flatter a wide variety of skin tones. And if you do want to be a little daring with your color choices, you're not necessarily breaking budget with your purchase! This would probably be the safest bet for anyone who wants to try Lorde's look without overhauling their entire look, so all of you planning on bringing your dark lilac lips to work or school, this one's for you!
洋楽を少し嗜んであれば知っているであろうシンガー、Lorde 彼女は2013年のデビューシングル「ロイヤルズ」(Royals)は、全米・全英のシングルチャートの首位に君臨した。第56回グラミー賞では最優秀楽曲賞、最優秀ポップ・ソロ・パフォーマンス賞を授与された。 そんな彼女の髪型を何故かラッパーに合成するシリーズがある。 ますはLorde本人を見てみよう お人形さんのような顔をしていてとても髪型が似合う。 50 Cent マッチョなのにきめ細かい髪がコンセプトのミスマッチ感をよく出している。 A$AP Ferg アルバム名がTrap LordからTrap Lordeになっているのがちょっと工夫してある。 顔が長髪を拒んでいるようなつくりである。 Tyler, the Creator 普通にいそうである Wiz Khalifa これも普通に70年代後半のファンクバンドとかにいそう Snoop Dogg まったく違和感がない。というよりSnoopってファンク系の曲のMVでは結構こういう髪型している Jay Z やはりこれが一番面白い。小指立てているのも面白い。 結論:ファンキーなラッパーは長髪も似合う。ファンキーじゃないラッパーはあまり似合わない
Twitter's Biggest Celebrity WAR
"Gun in my purse, b*tch I came dressed to kill...." On July 21st, Nicki Minaj took to Twitter to release her frustrations with the MTV VMAs nominations. Minaj is largely upset that her music video "Anaconda" was not nominated for Best Choreography and Best Video of the Year when it definitely should have been. Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" hit 19.6 million views in the first 24 hours breaking all previous VEVO records. The next to break Minaj's VEVO records was Taylor Swift which is why when Minaj refers to "girls" in her tweets, it's why many think is ultimately a poke at Swift. The "Anaconda" video caused a media storm filled with men sexualizing Minaj, women critiquing, thousands of memes, celebrity mockery, and Minaj risking her self image. Everyone who was anyone talked about that video and was OBSESSED. However, MTV Video Music Awards still didn't nominate her video. Ridiculous. This isn't the first time a video that deserved a nomination was snubbed. Katy Perry's "Roar" was not nominated last year when the view count for her video broke multiple records. She took to Twitter last year prior to the awards upset over the nominations. It has now opened the gates for all artists to feel comfortable to use their voice to call out the award show when they know they deserved a nomination. Minaj called out the award show saying that she has done everything the other nominees have done in her series of tweets but because she is black, she's been discriminated against and everyone knows it : It all started out with Minaj pointing out the flaws in how nominees are selected... Then Taylor Swift swooped in and reprimanded Minaj's tweets in the stance of faux-feminism. Minaj responded proving that Swift was in the wrong. Swift tried to make it about herself completely missing Minaj's point. And yet in all of the chaos, Kim Kardashian still managed to get involved... Ryan Seacrest jumped in siding with Swift which led to a swarm of attacks at Seacrest. He eventually deleted his tweet that victimized Swift and made Minaj look like she was attacking and weak. Yikes. And then Meek Mill thought it'd also be appropriate to throw shade at Drake. Horrible timing. Of course Bruno Mars tried to lighten the situation by launching a fake Twitter fight against Ed Sheeran. Aaron Paul invited the girls to pancakes. Indirectly, they were all mocking the girls and their behavior. They got to sit back and watch the show unfold... Katy Perry favorited Bruno Mar's tweet amidst the criticism of Taylor Swift. SHOCKER. "Black women influence pop culture so much but are rarely rewarded for it." Fans are NOT HAPPY with the nominations or Taylor Swift. In the past, Best Music Video of the Year is the top award for genre-defining videos. It's been given to Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance", Katy Perry's "Firework", Beyoncé's "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)", and Sinéad O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares 2 U" in the past. Minaj is simply pointing out that nominations should be given and awarded to artists who are getting it based off of achievement. That's what an award show is for. Do you think Minaj is in the right? I think so.
Best Covers of Pitch Perfect Hit 'Flashlight'
The Original : Movie Version The Bellas rock this number in the movie bringing many members in the audience to tears. It's a very powerful number lighting up the entire audience (literally) in the movie. I could listen to them sing this song a million times. Can we also talk about how much we LOVE Anna Kendrick? Swooon. The Original : Jessie J Jessie J is in fact the original singer for the soundtrack even though the Bellas sing the song in the movie. She gives a very refreshing take on the song since it is ultimately hers. We see a storyline between a couple on a college campus that ends happily ever after. Bethany Mota Is there anything this girl can't do? She's a YouTuber from California who rose to fame by posting haul videos which basically show her recent purchases. She has a book, a killer DIY presence online, and her own clothing line. AND SHE CAN SING. She's definitely a winner, no doubt. This is probably one of my favorite covers out of all of them. Megan Nicole Megan Nicole has been around the music YouTube area for as long as I can remember. She only covers the top pop hits but nails them each and every time. She's cute as a button and her music videos are the perfect match. She just recently hit 3M subscribers on YouTube and is on an North American music tour! Hailee Steinfeld Hailee Steinfeld may look familiar because she was in fact in the movie! She has a really beautiful tone to her voice as it is, so it's no wonder she stripped it down to her and acoustics. Steinfeld got the A-list star treatment when Taylor Swift asked her to be in her music video. SHE'S A BIG DEAL. The Filharmonic Boys who can sing? WIN. These dudes are making sure that they will have the ladies and guys melting in their seats. They were also in Pitch Perfect 2 bringing their YouTube fans to the movie. They are Filipino-American and got their claim to fame on NBC's hit seasonal competition, "The Sing Off". Jessie J Fans A viral sensation to hit the internet days after the movie was when fans could submit videos of them singing with Jessie J. It's so realistic and if you had not read that prior sentence, you would have never known that Jessie J's part is not live, it's actually just a pre-recording. However, Tom Bleasby won the hearts of America when he outshined Jessie J. Zendee's version is also just as wonderful. Bravo! Which cover is your favorite?
AMAs 2014: Ladies' Night
Step aside boys, 2014 is all about the kick-ass female performers. I'll recount my 5 favorite, but really everyone from Charlie XCX to Selena Gomez brought the house down. While the boys of 1D and 5SOS were snatching up the big awards, these fabulous ladies were killing it onstage (where it really matters, right?) 5. Selena Gomez makes everyone cry like a baby Selener performs her new song about a rocky relationship (hey Biebs) and actually brings the audience to tears - or maybe just Taylor Swift, but still, great performance! 4. Lorde's 4 minute performance was more exciting than the 2 hour Hunger Games film. Enough said. Watch the clip. 3. Jessie J is fabulous as usual: No one has pipes like JJ and she knows it. She casually runs around the audience hitting notes that she just should not be able to hit. And then to top it off, Nicki and Ariana join her to complete the power pack for Bang Bang. (Sorry for the bad quality, but just LISTEN to that voice!) 2. Iggy wins the “first award I’ve ever won in [her] whole life,” and then slays next to Charlie XCX - like, actually slays. 1. Taylor Swift actually goes insane onstage So before you watch it here's what you should look out for: - She sets herself on fire, then puts it out with her bare hands - She descends from the ceiling in a picture frame and dining room table - She throws a grown man across the stage - She may or may not have sneered in Harry Style's direction but who can be sure ;) Watch it here: