The Comeback Kid: Ciara Slides In At #2 On The Billboard 200 (Also, Win A Copy of ‘Ciara’!)

by Bradley Stern

It’s been a long, arduous journey, C-Squad…but we finally made it. After seemingly endless body parties, legal struggles and a whole lot of overdosin’, R&B-pop princess Ciara‘s self-titled fifth studio album (and Epic Records debut) Ciara (review), snagged the #2 spot on the Billboard 200 this week. The #2 position easily out-slays her last effort, 2010’s… Read the full article

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Premiere: Cher, “Woman’s World (Zookeeper Extended Remix)”

by Bradley Stern

TELL THE TRUTH! As we all know by now, living legend, musical icon and Burlesque goddess Cher has a brand new single out this summer: “Woman’s World,” an almighty self-empowerment anthem for the ladies (and gays.) After making her show-stopping appearance at the season finale of The Voice, headlining Dance On The Pier at this… Read the full article

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Premiere: Listen to Former Paradiso Girl Chelsea Korka’s Debut Solo Single, “Save Me”

by Bradley Stern

As the reign of the girl group continues to diminish on radio, the lingering memory of the Paradiso Girls has never been so strongly felt. Ever since the shortlived “Patron Tequila” fivesome parted ways in late 2010 after releasing only two singles (still reeling), the girls have all been embarking on their own endeavors: Aria… Read the full article

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Danja On Blackout 2.0: “I Believe There’s Going To Be Another One”

by Bradley Stern

Songwriters, producers and artists were honored for their contributions to music over the past year at the SESAC Pop Awards ceremony at the New York Public Library tonight, including Miguel, Melanie Fiona…and Danja. I was fortunate enough to be invited to attend the event, and so, attend I did.

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Win A “Summer of Gatsby” Prize Pack!

by Bradley Stern

Baz Luhrmann‘s The Great Gatsby opens everywhere on Friday, May 10. And, as you might have already noticed, the upcoming film’s got one hell of an accompanying soundtrack, including contributions from Lana Del Rey (“Young and Beautiful”), Sia (“Kill and Run”), Coco O. of Quadron, Jay-Z, Florence + The Machine, Fergie, Nero, Emeli Sandé and… Read the full article

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Premiere: Christian Falk, “Dream On (Orion Emotions 2013 Remix)”

by Bradley Stern

Remember Orion? He’s the Swedish producer responsible for crafting last summer’s stunning “In The End,” which left us all crying at the discotheque. Over the past year, he’s been steadily prepping his full-length debut. But in between crafting new cuts, he’s been putting his signature emotional spin on some of the finer Swede-pop songs of… Read the full article

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“He Reads”: A Brief Body Party with Ciara

by Bradley Stern

Earlier today, I got on the hotline and spoke with the Thrower of Body Parties, Giver of Fantasy Rides and all-around Crunk-R&B Queen herself, Ciara. You know, as one does. Why? Well, I wanted to talk about her upcoming record Ciara, obviously—but mostly because I had to get to the bottom of this whole “He… Read the full article

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Win Tickets to See Dragonette and The Presets in NYC! (Giveaway)

by Bradley Stern

The Presets and Dragonette are packing up their synthesizers, strapping on their dancing shoes and heading out on tour together next month. And on May 8, they’re making a stop at Terminal 5 in New York City. Do you live in this city? Do you want to attend the bound-to-be fantastic synth-pop affair, turn into… Read the full article

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Win A Copy of Demi Lovato’s “Heart Attack” Remix EP! (Giveaway)

by Bradley Stern

Dr. Demetria Lovato‘s been putting her defenses up, painting her nails like a girl and providing heart palpitations for weeks on end now. Having officially notched her 3rd Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 hit last week with “Heart Attack” (huzzah!), Madame Demi now has her sights set on reigning over the dance floor and smashing… Read the full article

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Win A Copy of Charli XCX’s ‘True Romance’! (Giveaway)

by Bradley Stern

We’ve spent many a Nuclear Seasons hoping, wishing and waiting for British goth-pop princess Charli XCX to release her long, long awaited debut. It was So Far Away, and now, it’s finally arrived: True Romance — one of the best pop releases of 2013 (so far). (Miss the review last week? Check it out now.) Now,… Read the full article

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