After Timberlake scored awards for Favorite Album, Favorite Male Artist, and Favorite R&B Artist, he thanked Ellen DeGeneres “for all the personal inspiration and the cookies. [She] bakes a hell of a cookie.” Oh, and his parents, of course, “for continuing to instill in me that no dream is too big.”
Katy Perry snagged awards for her track “Roar” under Favorite Song and Favorite Music Video, while Taylor Swift took home Favorite Country Artist.
Check out the full list of winners below, which includes Britney Spears, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Demi Lovato. (more…)
Taking cues from Miley Cyrus, the first taste of the visuals for “Made In The USA” showcase a couple enjoying a California sunset on the roof of their car. Not super-original, and we know quite well Miley also wasn’t the first to take it and run, but it’s shot beautifully regardless. You get very little music, but what you see makes it clear a major production is about to be released. You can view the teaser here.
If all goes as planned, the official video for “Made In The USA” should arrive online in the next week. Stay tuned for updates.
Move over, Miley. There is another angelic-faced pop star hoping to cash in on our love of America and having a good time.
Opening with “Our love runs deep like a Chevy,” the latest from Demi Lovato is about as deep as a puddle. It’s your typical by-the-numbers female lead pop song about love and dedication. The play on the phrase “Made In The USA” is cute enough, but it feels like an afterthought when compared to the rest of the song. It’s as if someone wrote a mediocre song and thought a familiar catchphrase could turn things around. Instead, it just cheapens the whole affair. Stream “Made In The USA” below and hear it for yourself.
“Made In The USA” appears on Demi’s new album, which hits stores May 14. (more…)
After a handful of teasers and late night appearances pop singer Demi Lovato has released the official video for her new single, “Heart Attack.”
The transition from innocent Disney star to adult people take seriously and treat like a professional is historically plagued with pitfalls. Many attempt to grow with their audience (and their own age), but only a select few ever succeed. With “Heart Attack,” Demi Lovato is officially launching the “new her.” This song and video are the equivalent of when Britney Spears went from her innocent schoolgirl look to the scantily clad and confidant woman of her later videos, only with less sexual undertones (and studio manipulation). You can view the video below.
If it were up to me, I’d say “Heart Attack” proves Lovato has what takes to build a sustainable career in pop music. The hook is huge and the beat makes you dance, but neither resort to the top40 standard to achieve this effect with the listener. “Heart Attack” is a song, not just a 120 tempo and twenty-or-so catchy lines, but a real song with emotion and thoughts to convey. If that doesn’t deserve to top the pop charts, I don’t know what does. (more…)
Comparing love to a “Heart Attack,” the latest from Demi Lovato is pure confectionary pop music with just a dash of alternative rock sprinkled on top for edge. People who dislike the music on the radio probably won’t find much to love here, but anyone that can appreciate a great hook from a strong vocalist will definitely find themselves nodding along throughout this performance. You can view the clip below.
So why feature a megastar like Demi Lovato on a blog dedicated to helping artists on the rise? It’s simple, we love Jimmy Kimmel Live. In fact, we’re currently planning the next round of our JKL competition, which will put one lucky OS member on the late night stage before millions of viewers. Stay tuned for details in the coming weeks! (more…)