Ciara Debuts "Turnt Up"

After a long weekend that found hr being served with legal papers mid-performance, Ciara hopes to put the focus back on her new music with the release of “Turnt Up.”

Premiering originally on Power106, the latest from Ciara attempts to capture the energy of club life and transform it into a 5-Minute+ track. The results are a little mixed, with a hard hitting hook that’s surrounded by less than exciting verses, but when the end finally rolls around I’m willing to wager you will have a smile on your face. You can stream “Turnt Up” below.

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Ciara Crafts New Female Anthem With "I'm Out"

Ever since Beyonce released “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It), ” the world has been starving for another female anthem to kickstart nights that end in blurred memories and unending smiles. Some could argue Taylor Swift has delivered such a song, maybe even more than once, but anyone claiming that need only hear the latest from Ciara to know T. Swift cannot hold a candle to what we need.

“I’m Out” brings together Ciara and YMCMB diva Nicki Minaj against a beat that all but demands you get off your butt and start dancing. Ciara intros the song asking all the ladies who hear it to get the party started, and Minaj follows suit quickly thereafter with a flurry of bars about just how she is as bad as she wants to be. The lyrical content may not be much deeper than a puddle on a hot May day, but it’s as infectious as the common cold and no amount of silly lines about luxurious lifestyles can take that away. You can stream “I’m Out” at the end of this post. (more…)

Ciara Debuts "Body Party"

Just a few weeks after first debuting the audio, Ciara has released the official video for her comeback single, “Body Party.”

Both a suggestive and silly title, “Body Party” is as sultry as pop music can get without ever losing focus of the need to entertain as many people as possible. The house party vibe of the video feels a bit too familiar to be enjoyable, but it’s hard to deny the smooth dance moves on display. You can find the video at the end of this post.

Now that a video is out it seems the comeback of Ciara is in full swing. Her new album will arrive July 9. Does “Body Party” have you hungry for more? Comment below and let us know. (more…)

Stream Ciara's New Single, "Body Party"

Ciara has been out of the pop limelight for a few years, but it seems she is back and more determined for success than ever with the release of her new single, “Body Party.”

Choosing to go the ballad route over an EDM-infused single, “Body Party” finds Ciara talking sex and romance over a beat produced by hip hop heavyweight Mike Wil Made It. It’s the kind of song you play with the lights turned low and hopes for setting the mood at an all time high, but I’m not sure it will go far as far as radio play is concerned. You can stream the single and decide for yourself, after the jump. (more…)

UnDeadmau5 Survives Club Fire

Progressive House producer, Deadmau5 had a scary run-in with an airhorn last friday playing a show at New York City’s Provocateur club in the Meatpacking District. While premiering his Twitter collaboration “The Veldt” to the crowd, the Mau5 got a little too squeaky with his airhorn, causing sparks to fly and nearly engulf the star-studded DJ booth, which included the likes of Ciara and model Hillary Rhoda, as reported by Spinner.

Sound and Vision: The Pop-Star Chatroom: Collision and Communion on Twitter

For a good time, call¦

On second thought, don’t.

That might have been what Justin Bieber was thinking in March when he found out he might be facing legal action for tweeting a fake phone number minus one digit to his 19 million Twitter followers, resulting in more than 1,000 phone calls being made to a man and a woman in Texas who threatened to take him to court. (The potential plaintiffs’ requests: an apology, concert tickets, free publicity and financial compensation for out-of-pocket expenses.)

It was a harmless enough prank, yes, but the next time Bieber tweets something, he might want to consider doing what so many pop stars are doing and tweeting it to someone who’s also famous”like his new BFF Carly Rae Jepsen, the recipient of several recent Bieber tweets, including one wishing a happy easter to his fellow Canadian and fellow Top 10 resident on Billboard’s Hot 100 (Bieber with Boyfriend, Jepsen with Call Me Maybe).

Who else is connecting on Twitter? I love you, you cray, Katy Perry tweeted on March 31 to Rihanna, who made news when she began following her ex Chris Brown on Twitter. Rihanna’s sometime collaborator Nicki Minaj had a brief war of words with Cher last November on Twitter over a third party’s misinterpretation of Minaj’s lyrics: “@cher did you know that b***h @NICKIMINAJ dissed you in her song DID IT ON EM.” Cher flipped. Minaj fans flipped, too, explaining that it was a “rap metaphor,” not a jab. Cher conceded defeat. Minaj offered, simply, “@Cher #stopit5.” Case closed.

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