Moonchildren, the time is now: Let us join hands, invoke the spirits, frolick with faeries and celebrate the release of Queen Kerli‘s Utopia!
I’ve been a devoted Kerli Fry for some time now, ever since the release of her half-charming, half-terrying Love Is Dead in 2008. But the love truly intensified when I saw the Estonian pop princess raving her way through the opening of The Saturdays‘ US showcase a few months ago, followed by a hearts-and-rainbows dance explosion at XL Lounge later that night. (Also, she co-wrote Demi‘s “Skyscraper.” I mean…hello!)
This week, Kerlegend releases Utopia in the US, a 6-track sweat-inducing set features the dizzyingly rave-y “Can’t Control The Kids” and “The Lucky Ones,” which managed to hit #1 on the US Billboard Dance charts not too long ago. The EP also includes her heart-wrenching piano ballad “Love Me Or Leave Me,” as well as her sweetly-sung devotional “Sugar.”
It’s all about living in the now, lifting up your hearts and stomping it out in 12-inch platform glittery space cadet shoes and rainbow extensions. She’s sort of like Ke$ha, sans vomit or fashionable Illuminati references.
And so, to celebrate the release…
Long before President Beyoncé Giselle Knowles was busy practicing for her upcoming Super Bowl performance, wheeling Blue Ivy around in her Swarovski stroller at the Chateau d’Carter at a perfect 26 degrees Celsius, or simply lying to us all, she was fronting a small speed metal/indie-folk rock trio on the side alongside Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams called Destiny’s Child–otherwise known as one of the most successful girl groups of all time.
Today, Sony Legacy releases Love Songs, a compilation of DC3′s most sensual, baby makin’ deep cuts from their back catalog, just in time for getting it in (with yourself, let’s be real) for Valentine’s Day.
The collection includes songs like “Love,” “T-Shirt” and Temptation” (and, inexplicably, Kelly Rowland‘s “Heaven”), as well as their brand new Pharrell-produced track, “Nuclear,” which is thoroughly listenable, even if it’s not a proper “comeback” track.
To celebrate the release, MuuMuse is giving
away 3 copies of Love Songs.
Feeling particularly…Thankful this week?
You’re probably back at home, preparing to bicker over the last leg of turkey with your great-great aunt’s third cousin, but it’s time to Breakaway from your family and friends for One Minute because I’ve got a treat of the Kellegendary variety. Did that Sober you up? Yeah, thought so.
As we all know, it’s been over 10 whole years since Kelly Clarkson was crowned the winner of the first season of American Idol, all Because Of You. And after providing the theme song for every break-up, every Low point and every good ol’ fashioned Cry session while crumpled up in the corner of your shower for the past decade, Miss Independent is now releasing her first-ever greatest hits collection, Greatest Hits: Chapter One.
Along with 14 of her best smashes–from “Since U Been Gone” to “Stronger,” the compilation also includes three new tracks. So exciting, right?! Sorry, let me Catch My Breath.
And so, to celebrate the release before it turns into My December…
Calvin Harris: A man who needs no real introduction…but I will, anyway.
After carving out early smashes with the likes of MuuMuse faves like Róisín Murphy‘s “Off & On” (which was scrapped and given to the also amazing Sophie Ellis-Bextor) and Kylie Minogue‘s “In My Arms,” the skyrocketing Scottish-born DJ/producer has since seen an explosion of success with Kelis (“Bounce”), Example (“We’ll Be Coming Back”), Florence Welch (“Sweet Nothing”), Ne-Yo (“Let’s Go”) and of course, his already legendary club classic “We Found Love” with our favorite Illuminati princess, RiRi.
To celebrate an explosion of success in just 18 months, the talented producer’s just released his latest studio album 18 Months (see what he did there?!), featuring all of his recent collaborations, as well as a few new gems (including the amazing Ellie Goulding collaboration, “I Need Your Love.”)
And so, to celebrate the release…
Last night, I had the great honor of watching the original Illuminati High Priestess herself, Rihanna, shimmy, strut and vagina-vogue her cake, cake, cake, cake, cake all around the stage at Webster Hall on the last night of the much blogged about 777 Tour. It was massively entertaining, and not a single hip remained un-twerked in the entire building.
Just as the G4L Navy commander was stepping offstage to summon the devil and bring about the New World Order or whatever, Billboard announced that her latest single, “Diamonds,” hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. This marks the 12th #1 of her career, shattering all sorts of records and tying her with Madonna for 4th most #1s in histo-Rih. That Rihanna reign? Quite literally never letting up. And she remains completely Unapologetic about it!
And so, to celebrate the Bajan beauty’s newly crowned #1 Sia-penned smash, “Diamonds”…