El nuevo intento musical de Katy


Katy Perry estrena hoy su nuevo single tras no haber obtenido números demasiado buenos con su sencillo de entretiempo con Zedd, ’365’. Su nuevo intento en solitario, si bien también está coproducido por Zedd, se llama ‘Never Really Over’ y se trata de una canción más fácil de encajar en el repertorio de ‘Prism’ e incluso ‘Teenage Dream’ que en el de ‘Witness’. De hecho, su puente no está tan lejano al que fue uno de sus mayores éxitos en aquella época, ‘Roar’.

La canción habla sobre no terminar de estar acabado o no terminar de haber acabado mientras el vídeo muestra a la cantante definitivamente tratando de buscarse a sí misma en un retiro a través de varias técnicas de relajación. La letra, de hecho, menciona una “terapia de hipnosis”. El videoclip no está exento de su humor infantiloide (ese plano con la cara aplastada contra un cristal) aunque por momentos parezcamos estar ante la Alanis de “Thank You, India”. Como sus fans se han apresurado a relatar, vuelve el pelo largo, que parece darle suerte en cuanto a éxito comercial.

This article was originally written by: Jenesaispop.com

Cardi B Throws Gauntlet on Critics in New Song ‘Press’


Cardi B has released a new one-off single titled “Press.” Her point being: she doesn’t want it.

“Cardi don’t need more press,” she spits above thudding, foreboding bass and an orchestral score fit for a first-person shooter game. “Kill ’em all/Put them hoes to rest/Walk in, bulletproof vest!”

She first previewed the song on social media Wednesday, with a photo of a handcuffed Aileen Wuornos, the former sex worker-turned-vigilante serial killer. Cardi chased it with a photo of herself in the same cuffed pose, gritting her teeth from inside a courtroom. The final teaser revealed her stripped naked (with censor bars) and flanked by paparazzi outside the courtroom. Though she dropped Invasion of Privacy in 2018, she continues to wrestle with overexposure on “Press.”

The Grammy-winning rapper has gone through the ringer in the headlines, so to speak. As a relatively new mother, she’s been scrutinized for lavishing her a 10-month old daughter with diamonds; then once more after she eschewed a gym routine for cosmetic surgery (which she flaunts in the artwork for “Press”). But due to a grueling recovery process, she was forced to cancel several tour dates. “My job as an entertainer is a 24-hour job, bro,” she explained to her fans, to whom she issued an apology via Instagram. “So no I don’t have time to work out… I wanted specific things that I know that no matter how much I work out won’t get fixed… I’m cancelling millions of dollars in shows, but health is wealth so I have to do what I have to do.”

The new song follows her feature in DJ Khaled’s “Wish Wish,” in which she and 21 Savage exchange bars amid pyrotechnics and motocross daredevils. Cardi B will resume her tour Sunday, June 2nd at the HOT 97 Summer Jam in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

This article was originally written by: Rolling Stone

Charli XCX estrena ‘Spicy’, su versión caribeña de ‘Wannabe’ junto a Diplo


Charli XCX ha querido celebrar el regreso de las Spice Girls a los escenarios con una versión de ‘Wannabe’, el mayor éxito de la girl band británica. Para tal menester ha llamado a sus colegas Diplo y Herve Pagez.

La canción es una bobada desde su mismo título hasta el hecho de que prescinde completamente de algunas de las partes más memorables de la composición original. De hecho, apenas se han mantenido las estrofas y la versión nueva tiene un ritmo caribeño y un estribillo instrumental en forma de “drop” que parece destruir literalmente el ‘Wannabe’ conocido por todos. En realidad, un vistazo a la portada del single, y a los visuales que se han realizado del tema para Spotify son suficientes para conformar que estamos ante una especie de canción-broma. El vídeo, estrenado minutos después, tiene como co-protagonistas a unos delfines humanoides que por momentos recuerdan a los clips del fenómeno Crazy Frog de los 00s. ¿Será un homenaje?

‘Spicy’ llega después que Charli apareciera, el pasado fin de semana, en el Big Weekend de BBC 1 para cantar ‘Wannabe’ junto a Miley Cyrus. Ambas actúan esta semana en el Primavera Sound de Barcelona. La autora de ‘Number 1 Angel’ ya había versionado el clásico de las Spice junto a Halsey en 2017. ‘Blame It on Your Love’, el reciente single de Charli con Lizzo, se publicaba hace unos días.

This article was originally writing by: Jenesaispop.com

A New Era Begins! Katy Perry Announces “Never Really Over”

It’s official! After weeks of speculation, Katy Perry has confirmed that her fifth album era will begin on May 31 with the arrival of “Never Really Over.” She unveiled the cover art on social media this morning (May 28) and it finds the pop star rocking a long, tangerine wig and matching make-up. There’s something warm and goddess-like about the 34-year-old’s orange-themed artwork, which will hopefully be reflected in the music. A snippet is yet to arrive, but those in the know are describing it as a throwback to big, Teenage Dream-era pop.

“Never Really Over” is Katy’s first solo release (excluding a one-off Christmas song and soundtrack contributions) in nearly two years. Of course, she has kept us fed in the meantime with a couple of features and the absurdly catchy “Con Calma” remix. The latter is still shooting up the charts and could result in the hitmaker enjoying two smash hits at once. It would be too dramatic to call this a comeback, but after the underperforming Witness era, Katy does have a point (or two) to prove. Check out the stunning cover below.

Are you excited for Katy’s new single? 

This article was originally writing by: Idolator.com

Paris Hilton Teams Up With Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike On “B.F.A.”


13 long years have passed since Paris Hiltonrocked the pop world with her self-titled debut album, but I still haven’t given up hope on a followup. For starters, the heiress/DJ is still very much focussed on music — sporadically dropping bangers like “Come Alive” and “High Off My Love.” The last time we heard from her was in early 2018 when “I Need You” dropped on Valentine’s Day. Happily, she’s back with an instantly iconic bop called “Best Friends Ass.” As you can tell from the title, this is an extremely classy affair.

A collaboration with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, “B.F.A.” amusingly sends up Paris’ socialite image. (There are skits about doing drugs in a club bathroom and a boast about waking up before noon). The chorus is particularly memorable. “All I see is fuckboys everywhere tryna make a pass,” the thinking man’s pop star coos over slick beats. “But I can’t stop lookin’ at my best friend’s ass.” The video, which features a cameo from Kim Kardashian, also promises to be a treat. Listen to the banger below while we wait for it to drop.

This article was originally writing by: Idolator.com

Hear Taylor Swift’s New, Much Hinted-At Single ‘ME!’


Hear ye, hear ye! Time to hear “ME!” The new single and video from Taylor Swift, featuring Panic! at the Disco’s Brendon Urie is out. After a long and cryptic social media campaign, Swift announced the song and video during an interview with Robin Roberts on ABC. “ME!” was produced by Joel Little, who produced Lorde’s Pure Heroine. The video was co-directed by Tay-tay and Dave Meyers. Fans have been decoding Taylor’s photo clues like a g-d rebus since she dropped an Instagram countdown clock April 13. Now we know that all this hoopla was for a song about “embracing your individuality and really owning it.” Swift and Urie cavort in a candy-colored Paris in the video, declaring that they are the perfect lover. There’s even a French melodramatic opening! “Oh and there’s a secret in the video I’ve been keeping in for months,” Swift said on YouTube chat, “let’s see who can guess it.”

This article was originally writing by: Vulture

Madonna y Maluma, esa extraña (y muy provocadora) pareja, unidos en el videoclip de ‘Medellín’ que apuesta por la moda española


La Reina del Pop, que está más que estupenda,  y Maluma vienen dispuestos a provocar y hacerlo a lo grande, con un tema que contiene la esencia más pura de cada uno de ello, lo que hace que se convierta en una mezcla explosiva y casi difícil de catalogar. Eso sí, el vídeo es todo un despliegue de medios visuales, con una estética propia de la cantante en la que el colombiano, a pesar de todo, es un secundario frente a una Madame X que derrocha besos, movimientos sinuosos y desparpajo, entre mucho fetichismo y estimulantes varios. Las eróticas escenas entre la cantante de 60 años y el colombiano de 25 han provocado un debate en redes sociales .Aunque el tema había provocado reacciones polarizadas y memes, el videoclip donde los cantantes bailan y se casan detonó en comentarios positivos en su mayoría.


Pink Teams Up With Khalid On Mellow Bop, “Hurts 2B Human”


Hurts 2B Human (due April 26) is shaping up to be one of Pink’s best, and most surprising, albums. The veteran hitmaker kicked it off with the anthemic “Walk Me Home” and then showcased her versatility by rocking out on “Hustle” and then leading us to the dance floor with nostalgic club-banger, “Can We Pretend.” She now switches it up again, joining forces with the prolific, always-brilliant Khalid for the soulful title track. Yes, this mellow bop might be the closest Alecia has come to R&B since her debut LP.

“Sometimes I get so tired of getting tired up my thoughts,” Pink croons in the opening verse. “You’re the only one that often makes it stop.” She then launches straight into the chorus. “God, it hurts to be human,” the pop/rocker belts over Jorgen Odegard’s guitar-driven, beats-speckled production. “Without you I’d be losing and someday we’ll face the music.” As for Khalid, his verse is equally emo. “Now if we defeat all odds and it was us against the world,” he promises. “You could count on me, you know I’d have your back.”

While this sounds like an unlikely collaboration on paper, it comes together brilliantly. Take a listen below and then watch Pink slay The Ellen DeGeneres Show at the bottom of the post.

This article was originally writing by: Idolator.com

15 of the Most Viewed YouTube Videos of all Time


We don’t talk much about music videos here at The Influencer Marketing Hub. Let’s be honest – they don’t provide much opportunity for influencer marketing unless you have sufficiently deep pockets to pay celebrity prices. Yet you can’t ignore the fact that many people love music videos.

YouTube was created in 2005, with the first video – Me at the Zoo – being uploaded on 23 April 2005. Since then, 1.3 billion people have set up YouTube accounts. In 2018, people watch nearly 5 billion videos each day. People upload 300 hours of video to the site every minute.

According to 2016 research undertaken by Pexeso, music only accounts for 4.3% of YouTube’s content. Yet it makes 11% of the views. Clearly, an awful lot of people watch a comparatively small number of music videos. It should be no surprise, therefore, that the most watched videos of all time on YouTube are predominantly music videos.

Most subscribed channels on the other hand are predominantly gaming channels.

This post looks at the 15 most viewed YouTube videos of all time. 14 of these videos are music videos. If we were to widen our scope to cover the top 100 YouTube videos, you would find that 95 are music videos. And none of the remaining five come from famous YouTubers, such as PewDiePie.

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The best-known influencers certainly have popular channels. But most gained their fame by having many people watching a broad range of videos. None of these genuine influencers have one-off videos with world-shattering viewing figures. PewDiePie’s most popular video (Jabba the Hutt) has about 4.4 million views. In comparison, Adele’s Hello (#15 on this list) has had nearly 2.2 billion views.

15 of the Most Viewed YouTube Videos of all Time:

1. Despacito – Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee

Despacito’s rise to the top of this list in 2017, demonstrates two essential points about YouTube. Firstly, it shows that YouTube’s popularity is forever increasing. There was a time when nobody thought that anybody would overtake Gangnam Style.

It also demonstrates how YouTube is now a global phenomenon. Despacito, which is Spanish for “Slowly,” is sung in Spanish by Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi and also features Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee. The music video shows both artists performing the song in La Perla neighborhood of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico and the local bar La Factoría.

The song topped the charts of 47 countries and entered the Top 10 in ten others. It was the first song to top the Billboard 100 in Spanish in 20 years.

Interestingly, Justin Bieber released a remix version a few months later, where he sang some lines in English. While this probably helped the original’s YouTube performance, it didn’t overtake it or enter the YouTube Most Viewed charts.

Despacito became the first video on YouTube to achieve the milestones of both three and four billion views. It overtook See You Again to take YouTube’s All-time Number 1 spot in August 2017.

2. See You Again – Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth

See You Again held YouTube’s Number One position from July 10 to August 4, 2017, and was the video that finally broke “Gangnam Style’s” hold on the top rank. It was, of course, only 25 days, until Despacito made its charge and overtook See You Again.

The main reason for See You Again’s success was that it was commissioned as the theme for the movie, “Furious 7”. It was written as a tribute to fan-favorite, the late actor Paul Walker.

It is both Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s most successful track to date. The song spent 12 weeks at the top of the US Billboard 100 and reached Number One in a number of other countries.

It also held the record for the most streamed track in a single day on Spotify in the US, as well as records for most streams in a  week worldwide and in the UK.

Overall, See You Again was the best selling song in the world in 2015.

3. Shape of You – Ed  Sheeran

Ed Sheeran had a hugely successful 2017. No matter where you went, there always seemed to be an Ed Sheeran song playing. He even performed a cameo role in an episode of “Game of Thrones.”

He released Shape of You as a digital download on 6 January 2017. He also included it as part of his third studio album.

The song made it to Number 1 on the singles charts of 44 countries. It topped the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 Singles of 2017. It was nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.

Ed Sheeran released a lyric video for the song on his channel. People have viewed that version over 750 million times to date. On 30 January 2017, the official video was uploaded to YouTube. The video became one of the fastest videos to reach 1 billion views on YouTube. It achieved this milestone on 8 May 2017, just 97 days after its release.

4. Gangnam Style – Psy

It would be fair to say that Gangnam Style was an unexpected mega-hit, that set records on YouTube, that some people believed would never be bettered.

The video shows Psy poking fun at the style of Seoul’s Gangnam-gu. This is claimed to be, “a flashy district with high rents, high expectations and a focus on the high-status lifestyle.»

Psy’s official YouTube account uploaded the video on July 15, 2012. On November 24th that year, Gangnam Style overtook Justin Bieber’s then-record of 803,700,000 views to take the coveted Number 1 spot on YouTube. It stayed in that position for an incredible 1,689 days.

Gangnam Style didn’t take long to take the accolade of being the first video to reach 1 billion views on YouTube, receiving that honor in December 2012. It reached 2 billion views in June 2014, and 3 billion in January 2018.

The video holds a few other YouTube records. It was the most rated video until February 2017, and most liked video until August 2016. Until Adele’s Hello passed it on January 18, 2016, it held the record for the fastest video to reach 1 billion views. It still holds the record for being the most discussed video.

5. Masha and the Bear: Recipe for Disaster – Get Movies

This is by far the most unusual video on this list. It is not a music video. It is not an official video (although official copies of this episode do exist on YouTube). And it is in Russian.

This particular video is technically called Маша и Медведь (Masha and The Bear) – Маша плюс каша, as it is a Russian version.

Masha and the Bear is a Russian animated television series, loosely based on an oral children’s folk story. It is a Russian children’s television series, of four series (to date) consisting of 68 episodes. Some episodes of the English-language version are available on Netflix.

All of the episodes have been uploaded to YouTube over time, and three of them have exceeded 1 billion views. There is an official YouTube channel – MashaMedvedTV.

It is thought that one of the reasons for the show’s popularity is that Masha is dressed in a folk costume with a headscarf. Her legs are covered. This has makes the show acceptable to Muslim audiences, including in populous countries, such as Indonesia.

This particular episode, “Recipe for Disaster,” was originally episode number 17. It is episode 7.1 on Netflix (which has combines several of the short Masha and the Bear episodes together).

6. UpTown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars

UpTown Funk was recorded by British record producer, Mark Ronson, along with American singer/songwriter, Bruno Mars. It was released as a single on 10 November 2014.

It spent 14 consecutive weeks at Number 1 on the US Billboard 100, and also reached Number 1 in the charts in several other countries.

UpTown Funk became the second best-selling single of 2015. It won two Grammy Awards, including the record of the Year.

The music video was released a week after the single – 17 November 2014. It shows Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson, and the Hooligans walking around cities, kitted out in brightly colored suits and chains. It was filmed in a range of cities where Bruno Mars was touring.

The video was almost as popular as the song, gathering more than 2.8 billion views to date.

7. Sorry – Justin Bieber

It should surprise nobody that Justin Bieber has a video on YouTube’s Top 10. He is one of the most visible symbols of the YouTube generation. It is perhaps surprising that he cannot claim more of the videos in this top group, although he does have videos of his songs in positions 23 and 24.

Sorry comes from Justin Bieber’s fourth studio album, “Purpose.” It was released on October 23, 2015. The song topped the charts of 13 countries, including seven weeks in the top spot in Bieber’s native Canada. Globally, people bought more than 10 million copies of the song in 2016.

Unusually, they made the dance video of the song in New Zealand, featuring New Zealand dancers – the ReQuest Dance Crew, and New Zealand choreographer, Parris Goebel. Although this was originally just intended to be a lyric video, it ended up as the main one. It became the fifth fastest YouTube video to reach 1 billion views, and the fourth fasted to reach 2 billion views.

8. Sugar – Maroon 5

Sugar was recorded by Maroon 5 for their fifth studio album, “V.” It was released as a single on January 13, 2015.

It peaked at Number 2 on the US Billboard 100.

The band worked with film director, David Dobkin on the music video. He had previously directed the movie “Wedding Crashers,” and used that as inspiration for this video.

In the video, Maroon 5 crashes weddings across Los Angeles. This is not staged. Maroon 5 has genuinely crashed the weddings shown in the video. In reality, each groom was given some notice and agreed to let an unnamed, but famous band play at their wedding, but nobody else connected with the marriages had advance notice. It must have been a shock to the brides to find Adam Levine serenading them at their weddings.

The production team worked with wedding planners in Los Angeles to find suitable weddings for the video.

The band found it a fantastic experience. They were nervous that they would take attention away from people’s big days. Some of the grooms got cold feet and had to be talked into allowing the activity take place.

Everybody loved the surprise, however. Adam Levine stated, «It was an out of body experience. I had no idea I would be affected by the overwhelming reactions we received from the couples and guests.”

9. Shake It Off – Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift recorded Shake it Off as the lead single for her fifth album, “1989”. The song premiered on a Yahoo! Live stream on August 18, 2014. The studio released the video on YouTube and made the song available for digital download on the same day.

Shake it Off is Taylor Swift’s most successful Billboard Hot 100 song to date. It stayed in the chart for 50 consecutive weeks.

Mark Romanek directed the video, and it features dances choreographed by Tyce Diorio. It incorporates dancing in the styles of hip-hop, lyrical, ballet, jazz, and cheerleader – even “twerking.”

If you exclude the cartoon character of Masha, this video holds the record for the most views of a video by a female artist.

10. Bailando – Enrique Iglesias ft. Descemer Bueno and Gente De Zona

Bailando is another music video that highlights the international appeal of YouTube.

Spanish singer, Enrique Iglesias, recorded Bailando for his tenth studio album, “Sex and Love” in 2014.

He recorded several versions of the song. The original Spanish version also included vocals by Cubans, Descemer Bueno, and Gente de Zona. A Spanglish version features vocals by Jamaican singer Sean Paul. Enrique Iglesias also recorded two versions in Portuguese (with different people doing the additional vocals) for different markets.

The original Spanish version acts as the theme song for the soap opera Reina de Corazones.

They recorded four music videos– one for each version of the song. They filmed the videos for the Spanish and Spanglish version of the song in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

The Spanish version has proven particularly popular, having been viewed more than 2.4 million times. People have also watched the Spanglish version 250 million times.

11. Roar – Katy Perry

Who hasn’t seen the Katy Perry video for Roar, with Katy in her jungle, populated with wild animals?

She released Roar as the lead single for her 2013 album, “Prism” The lyrics focus on standing up for yourself and self-empowerment. The song was a huge success. It was certified as Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), making her the first artist to have three Diamond Awards.

The video tells a (fictional) story of Katy Perry adapting to life in the jungle after surviving a plane crash. She even tames a tiger. It was filmed at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden.

When Roar reached 1 billion video views on YouTube, in July 2015, Katy Perry became the first artist to have two music videos exceed that milestone.

12. Lean On – Major Lazer and DJ Snake ft. MØ

Lean On comes from Major Lazer’s third album. “Peace is the Mission.” It is a house ballad.

In became the most streamed song of all time on Spotify in November 2015, although Drake’s One Dance overtook it the following year.

The music video for Lean On was directed by Tim Erem and filmed in India. It shows a sequence of Major Lazer, MØ and DJ Snake performing dance sequences.

13. Hello – Adele

English singer, Adele, released Hello in October 2015 as the lead single from her third album, “25”.

It was successful in many countries, reaching the top position across the world, including in both the UK and USA.

The music video, which stars Adele and Tristan Wilds, was directed by Xavier Dolan. It broke the record for the shortest time to reach 1 billion views on YouTube – 88 days. It currently has over 12 million likes, making it the fifth most liked video on YouTube.

14. Dark Horse – Katy Perry ft. Juicy J

Not to be outdone by Taylor Swift, Katy Perry also features two videos in this list of the 15 most viewed YouTube videos of all time.

Katy recorded Dark Horse with rapper Juicy J, releasing the song in September 2013.

It combines the genres of trap and hip-hop.

Pepsi used the song in a promotion. Fans could vote on Twitter whether they wanted this song or Walking on Air to be released as the first single from the album, “Prism.”

Dark Horse sold 13.2 million units and was the second-best selling song of 2014.

The video wasn’t released until February 2014. It has an Egyptian setting, where Katy plays “Katy Patra” – her version of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra.

Dark Horse was the first video from a female artist to receive 1 billion views on YouTube.

15. Blank Space – Taylor Swift

Blank Space is Taylor Swift’s second entry on this list. It comes from her fifth studio album, “1989” (as does Shake it Off).

The song was released in November 2014, and within three weeks it topped the US Billboard Hot 100, knocking Shake it Off from that position. Taylor Swift became the first woman in the chart’s history to succeed herself at the top.

Joseph Kahn was asked to direct the video. Taylor Swift liked the idea of portraying herself as a crazy villain in the video. It was partly inspired by “A Clockwork Orange” and constant tabloid gossip about Taylor Swift’s relationships.

This article was originally writing by: influence marketing

Aluna George


AlunaGeorge nos conquistaron con el cálido e increíblemente adictivo ‘Body Music‘… y nos decepcionaron con un segundo álbum indeciso, en el que había canciones buenas pero menos personales, mezcladas a su vez con otras que no contenían ya el encanto de la primera vez. Así que es un alivio leer a Aluna Francis decir esto en las entrevistas al presentar su nuevo EP: “hay partes de ese disco que me gustan de verdad, pero hay definitivamente canciones ahí que diría que tuvieron demasiada influencia externa”.

En efecto, AlunaGeorge estaban perdiendo su sonido. Por eso ahora mandan este mensaje a sus fans: “gracias por estar ahí, pasad las canciones que no os gusten”. El dúo ha abandonado voluntariamente Universal, aunque sus resultados comerciales estaban siendo muy desiguales, ha desechado volver con un álbum como planeaba y entregan en su lugar estas 6 canciones en las que sobre todo en el buen single ‘Superior Emotion’, sobre la obsesión por el amor no correspondido, vuelven a sus inicios. Y lo hacen incluso en compañía de alguien, Cautious Clay, a quien han recurrido por la “obsesión” que les ha generado a su vez su tema ‘Cold War’.

El R&B también impregna una ‘Faulty’ que solo puede sonar feminista en su reivindicación de poder tener defectos en contraposición a la pregunta planteada “Who’s a real pop sensation” (“no seré esa chica”, “puedo ser una zorra”, sentencia); mientras la temática #MeToo en el contexto de la industria musical aparece en ‘Famous’, una canción algo tribal con un fondo trap. Y es que AlunaGeorge aquí no se han ceñido a recuperar su sonido primigenio. ‘Champagne Eyes’ con Baauer es bailable y ‘Cold Blooded Creatures’ con Bryson Tiller se acerca demasiado al sonido de The Weeknd o incluso Halsey. El dúo no vuelve a amalgamar tan bien un lanzamiento como ‘Body Music’, pero sí que suena más reposado y relajado, más pendiente de sí mismo que del exterior.

Calificación: 6,7/10

Lo mejor: ‘Superior Emotion’, ‘Champagne Eyes’
Te gustará si te gustan: The Weeknd, Halsey, James Blake
Escúchalo: Spotify