From the second after fellow Canadian crooner Justin Bieber tweeted her name, Carly Rae Jepsen‘s life changed.
It’s not that Jepsen was necessarily new to the industry, though: Back in Canada, the bubbly chanteuse was already known after placing 3rd overall on the 5th season of Canadian Idol, which led to her studio debut Tug of War in September of 2008, which in turn led to a handful of singles that performed okay-ish on Canada’s Hot 100.
But it wasn’t until she released “Call Me Maybe” last September, the mind-bogglingly, unstoppably, I’ve-heard-this-five-million-times-and-I’m-still-scream-singing-it-in-my-car-whenever-it-comes-on-catchy swoon fest (or, as I described it, “the catchiest song in the history of ever”) that Jepsen’s entire career trajectory shifted.
After topping the Canadian radio charts, the song caught the ear of a few influential parties across the border–cue that tweet from Bieber, his girlfriend Selena Gomez and Katy Perry among others–which quickly resulted in an invitation to Los Angeles from Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun.
Within what seemed like a matter of minutes, the songstress was signed to Schoolboy Records (Braun’s label) and already hard at work crafting her massively anticipated worldwide debut. And by the summer, “Call Me Maybe” was resting comfortably at #1 the Hot 100 for weeks in America, going on to become the second-best selling single of 2012. (For now, anyway–watch your wig, Gotye.)
At a point, “Call Me Maybe” became the biggest song in the world, leading to the inevitable follow-up doubt: With a song so unbelievably massive, would Carly Rae go on to simply become a one-hit wonder?
To answer that, there’s Kiss, a sweet, sugar-coated “absolutely fucking not” served on a platter of heart-shaped cookies, rainbows and smiles.
After effectively swallowing the entire world in a swirling, hellish firestorm of Tumblr memes, endless shirtless bro parodies, and complete and utter radio, Billboard chart and award show domination thanks to the catchiest song of, well, ever (“Call Me Maybe”), Canadian chanteuse Carly Rae Jepsen has finally released the follow-up (that isn’t her collaboration with Owl City, “Good Time”) to her colossal summer smash: “This Kiss.”
I ask you: Do you love Eva Simons, the divalicious dance floor chanteuse behind 2011 international smash with Afrojack, “Take Over Control,” “I Don’t Like You,” and her latest banga, “Renegade”?
Does the musical output of Far East Movement, The Quest Crew, Sidney Samson and LMFAO create sensations of pleasure in your nucleus accumbens?
If you’re from the New York area and you’ve answered “Why yes, yes indeed!” to at least one of the above questions, I’ve got just the ticket for you–two tickets, in fact!
MuuMuse is giving away a pair of tickets to the Sorry For Party Rocking Tour at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY on June 24.
Tweet me right now at @MuuMuse with the following phrase:
I want to go party rocking with Eva Simons, LMFAO and @MuuMuse!
One winner will be notified via DM tonight at 5 PM. So hurry up!
And while you wait for me to seal your fate, watch this kewl klip for Eva Simons’ dub-tastic new track, “Renegade.”
I’ve always been quite confident that Will.I.Am is on a personal vendetta to ruin my life.
From “Check It Out,” featuring Nicki Minaj & Cheryl Cole, to “T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)” featuring Jennifer Lopez and Mick Jagger, to his own group’s illustrious back catalog, the Black Eyed Peas‘ pop incarnation of Satan has been serving up Auto-Tune slathered, mind-numbing, ear-bleeding, tinfoil-covered painful pop turds for seemingly centuries now.
But now, he’s really gone and done it.
In an interview with Capital FM, the “Boom Boom Pow” soul-sucker confirmed that none other than his own label’s ‘musical act’ LMFAO, the uncle-nephew duo with all the appeal of those two smelly distant relatives that you tried desperately avoid at your cousin’s Bar Mitzvah last year (I think your Uncle Schlomo went to Hebrew School with one of them?), have somehow dug their drunk talons into Madonna‘s massively anticipated Superbowl performance.
Speaking to Capital FM about Madge’s halftime show, Will.i.am says, “I’m going to the Super Bowl this year to see my group LMFAO perform with Madonna.” LMFAO, who scored a pair of Hot 100 chart-toppers last year with “Party Rock Anthem” and “Sexy and I Know It,” are signed to Will.i.am Music Group through Cherrytree/Interscope.
The Peas star continued, “Check that out, Will.i.am Music Group is pretty freaking two for two…One year the Super Bowl, the next year another group part of the Super Bowl in collaboration with Madonna. That’s still happening.”
Look, I get what’s occurring: Relevancy is a factor for Madonna in 2012. LMFAO are ‘hit-makers.’ “Sexy And I Know It” is, like, a thing or whatever. Frat boys and Jersey Shore cast members are very much here for LMFAO.
But Madonna is different, okay? You can’t just pour shots, wear zany necklaces and yell some “WIGGLE, WIGGLE, WIGGLE, YEAH!” bullshit while farting across stage in a drunken haze and doing coke in the locker room off of a discarded jock strap.
It’s fucking MADONNA. Singer of “Live To Tell.” She’s not an irritating rash on the surface of pop music–she’s a masterclass entertainer, a storyteller, an ingenious provocateur that challenged the boundaries of shock and taste in a smart, thoughtful way. (I mean, she did give that guy a rim-job in the Sex book, BUT THAT WAS ART.)
There are so, so, so many other ‘hot’ artists happening on the charts right now that would have worked better: Rihanna, Drake, Usher, fuck, even Katy Perry. But LMFAO? I mean…is there no sanctity? Is there no respect? God?
This is simply a travesty: Madonna is the Queen. Who invited the court jesters? Music weeps.
On Wednesday, MuuMuse teamed up with HP, Billboard and Windows to give away a pair of VIP tickets to attend Billboard’s Summer Blowout yesterday in NYC, featuring performances by LMFAO and Swizz Beatz.
Now, we’re doing it up even bigger. Some might even say…THE BASS IS GETTING BIG-GAH.
It’s back-to-school season again!
Whether you’re embarking on fun and sexy new adventures in college, setting up your curling irons for beauty school, or just being a lazy failure in life and shipping off to some Ivy League medical school for the next eighty bazillion years, MuuMuse wants to help guide the way.
MuuMuse is proud to be giving away
one HP Pavilion dv6 laptop PC with Windows® 7.
Equipped with a crisp, vivid 15.6-inch HD display, Quad speakers, extra amps and Dr. Dre’s Beats Audio technology, the HP Pavilion dv6 is the complete entertainment powerhouse, perfect for seeing every flawless hair-flip and hearing every flawless beat while watching your Britney Spears: Live from Las Vegas DVD.
Plus, the smart new Windows® 7 technology will keep you connected at all times. Your social life and student life come together beautifully with the dv6′s sleek, portable design, allowing you to keep up with homework and take notes during class (read: obsessively check Facebook.)
To enter to win, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “HP MUU” containing YOUR ideal back-to-school playlist, complete with 10 songs and an explanation of your collection. You can discuss each song individually or as a whole–doesn’t matter!
I’m looking for a creative, jazzy playlist full of pizzazz and personality. Make it spicy! Make it sexy! Make it full of Keri Hilson songs! I don’t really give a curr…just make it all about you!
A winner will be selected and notified on Sunday, August 21.
Entrants must be 18 or older. US residents only. Prizes and promotional support provided by HP. For more, read the Official Rules of the contest here.
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