She’s been a bird who wants to fly away. She’s been a promiscuous girl who eats men. She’s even been a Spanish-speaking songstress, waving her hands in the air. It’s hard to believe it, but it’s been 10 years since Nelly Furtado released Whoa, Nelly!, and to celebrate the anniversary, she dropped The Best Of Nelly Furtado last week. Below, Nelly sits down with The Frisky to talk about putting out a “best of” album at the young age of 31, and to give us the dirt on working with dudes like Justin Timberlake and Keith Urban.
What are the “best of” albums you listen to most often?
Caetano Veloso. He has more than one. Ironically, he’s featured on my Best Of album on the deluxe version—I have a song with him called “Island of Wonder” that we recorded for my second album in 2003. He’s got some great collections because he’s had over 30 albums. Also Mary J. Blige. Madonna. Hello, Immaculate Collection. Oasis. Keep reading »
Yeah, so Justin Bieber
won the biggest award, Artist of the Year, at last night’s American Music Awards and Rihanna
gave great performances. But the moment we were waiting for was New Kids On The Block getting on stage with the Backstreet Boys for a medley of their biggest songs—”Step by Step,” “You’ve Got It (The Right Stuff),” “Everybody,” “I Want It That Way,” and “Larger Than Life.” When do tickets go on sale for their joint tour
this summer? Keep reading »
En Vogue should really consider doing a reunion tour. The classic ’90s vocal group is having a serious moment. In a span of a week, their lady-power anthem “Free Your Mind” appeared in song-and-dance numbers on two of the biggest shows on television—”Glee” and “Modern Family.” On Wednesday night’s “Modern Family,” Mitchell joins a flash mob grooving to the song at an outdoor mob. “This dance is my love letter to Cam,” he said, explaining why he rehearsed after work to be a part of the group dance.
The “Glee” clip after the jump. Keep reading »
I was already embarrassed for “Jersey Shore“‘s Angelina Pivarnick but I want to bury my head deep in the Staten Island landfill after hearing her new single “I’m Hot.” Lyrics like “I’m hot like an ice cream cone with a cherry on top” will do nothing to help her reputation. NOTHING. Not to mention she tries to rap. RAP! Somebody save her from herself. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
It’s new tunes Tuesday. This week, we’ve got some baby makin’ muzack. Nelly is making things hot in herrrre. Rihanna likes to get loud. Freddie Jackson croons. Then, Norah Jones duets with some maj players, like Dolly Parton! Stereolab is making things pop. Bombay Bicycle Club takes us for a ride. And The Boss makes us some sweet promises. So, get those headphones on, girl, ’cause there’s lotsa jams after the jump! Keep reading »
“It’s like a cartoon version of myself. In the ’80s … You should have seen the original version. We had to keep scaling it back because we couldn’t say a lot of things, but it was so much fun to toe that line of, “What can we get away with?” We do this bit where we’re using a joystick during a multiplication lesson and we’re doing lots of fast multiplication questions and we’re jerking the stick around. And I think Nicole had a line like, ‘Boy, it’s getting harder’ and they wouldn’t let us do that. I think it’s because she did it so well being a big ol’ sexy pot.”
—Cobie Smulders of “How I Met Your Mother” talks about getting to play Canadian teen idol Robin Sparkles for a third time in yesterday’s episode. She even got a sidekick this time, Jessica Glitter, played by Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls. It was truly a glorious half hour of television. [NY Post] Keep reading »