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Ed Sheeran ‘Thinking Out Loud’ Video

Ed Sheeran 'Thinking Out Loud' music video

Ed Sheeran is out with the music video to his new single ‘Thinking Out Loud’, off the English singer-songwriter’s second studio album ‘x’, out now on Asylum Records and Atlantic Records. “It’s the best video I’ve ever done and probably ever will do,” Ed told MTV News. “It’s incredible, and I don’t say that lightly. It’s legit.” Watch the Emil Nava directed video via YouTube below.

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Cooper Phillip ‘Silence’ Video

Cooper Phillip 'Silence' music video

Cooper Phillip is out with the music video to her new single ‘Silence’, off the Russian singer’s forthcoming ‘Walk A Mile’ EP. The single is available to purchase on all digital retailers and on iTunes. Watch the Scott Nathan directed video via YouTube below.

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One Direction New Album ‘Four’ Out November 17th

One Direction 'Four' album cover

British pop group One Direction have announced the global release of their eagerly anticipated fourth studio album ‘Four’ on November 17th 2014 via Syco/Columbia Records. The follow-up to their third album ‘Midnight Memories’, the world’s bestselling album of 2013. ‘Four’ is available for pre-order now on iTunes.

To celebrate the announcement, One Direction are offering fans a download of a brand new track ‘Fireproof’, a first look from the new album ‘Four’. Fans can download the track for free from the bands official website, onedirectionmusic.com, for 24 hours only. ‘Fireproof’ is written by Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne, along with John Ryan, Jamie Scott and Julian Bunetta.

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Lights ‘Up We Go’ Video

Lights 'Up We Go' music video

Lights has released a new music video for ‘Up We Go’, the first single off the Canadian pop multi-instrumentalist and Juno Award winner’s third studio album, ‘Little Machines’, out on September 23rd via Warner Brothers Records. Watch the video via YouTube below.

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Kat Edmonson ‘Rainy Day Woman’ Video

Kat Edmonson 'Rainy Day Woman' music video

Kat Edmonson is out with the music video to her new single ‘Rainy Day Woman’, from the American singer-songwriter’s upcoming third album ‘The Big Picture’, due out September 30th via Sony Music Masterworks. Discussing the video, Edmonson says that she sought to reference ’60s-era suspense films. “We all had a ball indulging in the notion of ‘Rainy Day Woman’ as the theme to an imaginary movie,” the 31-year-old said. Watch the video via YouTube below.

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Calvin Harris ‘Blame’ Video Ft. James Newman

Calvin Harris 'Blame' video

Calvin Harris is out with the music video to his new single ‘Blame’, featuring James Newman. The song, which immediately exploded to #1 on Spotify’s global stream chart, is featured on the Scottish artist’s upcoming fourth album on Columbia Records. Watch the Emil Nava directed clip via VEVO below.

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Janelle Monae Performs ‘Power Of Yet’ On ‘Sesame Street’

Janelle Monae on 'Sesame Street'

Janelle Monae performed the original song ‘Power of Yet’ on the 45th season of ‘Sesame Street’, for a show that airs September 16th on PBS. Check out the singer with Bert, the Cookie Monster and more via YouTube below.

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Pop Starts Turn To Twitter After Joan Rivers Death

Katy Perry shows her dirty hands while shooting 'The One That Got Away' music video

Several pop stars checked in on Twitter to react to the death on Thursday of actress and comedian Joan Rivers. Rivers died at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan after reportedly losing consciousness while undergoing a procedure on her vocal cords.

“My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people laugh,” Joan’s daughter Melissa Rivers said in a statement. “Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon.”

Among the Tweets offering condolences:

Melanie Brown (@OfficialMelB): Rest in peace, Joan Rivers. You were a pioneer for so many women! #RIPJoan #GirlPower

Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow): So sad to hear of @Joan_Rivers’ passing. She was an icon and a great lady. We will miss you on the red carpet.

Ricki-Lee (@TheRickiLee): RIP Joan Rivers xxx

Keisha Buchanan (@keisha_buchanan): I’m gonna miss @Joan_Rivers her punch lines had me passed out on the floor & hitting the replay button too many times to remember! #RIP

Bonnie McKee (@BonnieMcKee): Devastated about the passing of @Joan_Rivers. She was so kind 2me &the best interviewer I’ve met! You are missed. http://youtu.be/aDiwMfcD18s

Backstreet Boys (@backstreetboys): #RIPJoanRivers RT @mashable: Here’s to a woman with a personality larger than life. http://on.mash.to/1t5gMdB

Katy Perry (@katyperry): What’s the point of wearing all these dumb costumes if Joan’s not here to rip them apart? RIP Joan Rivers. You are a one of a one.

Colette Carr (@ColetteCrazy): Wow Joan Rivers r.i.p. U crazy betch I lurve u

Rob Thomas (@ThisIsRobThomas): R.I.P. Joan Rivers. for all of you who don’t know what a true bad ass she was check out this documentary. http://tiny.cc/2ejolx

Debby Ryan (@DebbyRyan): Joan Rivers was a firecracker. She was warm to me, so supportive, hilarious, and found the beauty in a strong opinion. You’ll be missed.

Toby Lightman (@TobyLightman): I will definitely miss the wit and humor of #JoanRivers A strong woman who truly left a mark on the world. #RIPJoanRivers

LucianaCaporaso (@LucianaCaporaso): A pioneering woman of comedy. We are gonna miss the laughs, Farewell @Joan_Rivers . Very sad.

Jennifer Love Hewitt (@TheReal_Jlh): My heart breaks for the family and friends of Joan Rivers. What a beautiful and light filled person. You will be missed.

Sondre Lerche (@SondreLerche): Joan Rivers was grand

Cyndi Lauper (@cyndilauper): I am so sorry at the passing of Joan Rivers. She was a friend. She inspired me. She made me laugh since I was a kid, and I loved her so much

Kevin Jonas (@kevinjonas): It was an honor to know you @Joan_Rivers you will always be an entertainment icon R.I.P. pic.twitter.com/AZeMJoozKY

Demi Lovato (@ddlovato): RIP Joan Rivers… You made fun of my boobies just last week and it was an HONOR. Thanks for making so many people laugh here on Earth.

Pia Toscano (@PiaToscano): So sad to hear about @Joan_Rivers . I was a huge fan of hers.. My thoughts & prayers go out to her loved ones #RIPJoanRivers

Jessica Sutta (@IamJessicaSutta): My heart hurts about Joan Rivers. RIP.

Liz McClarnon (@LizMcClarnon): I am so, so sad to say R.I.P Joan Rivers. The funniest woman with a massive heart. I adored you! #RIPJoanRivers

Paula Abdul (@PaulaAbdul): The world just got a little less funny. My sincerest condolences to the @Joan_Rivers family. #RIPJoanRivers pic.twitter.com/JjNRKcAXFH

Savannah Outen (@therealsavannah): Thank you for teaching women to speak for what they believe in, smile & be wonderfully fearless. You’re in our hearts forever, Joan Rivers ?

Elizabeth & The Catapult (@thecatapult): Rip Joan Rivers

Laura Jansen (@LauraJansen): Joan Rivers. What a woman.

Mandy Moore (@TheMandyMoore): RIP, #JoanRivers…. What a spirited force, trailblazer and beacon for all things funny. Such a loss.

Porcelain Black (@PorcelainBlack): I am so devistated by the news of @Joan_Rivers She was always so nice and lovely to me. One of my all time favorites. I loved her ;(

Victoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice): I just heard the sad news… RIP Joan Rivers :( My sincerest condolences go out to her family.

Sam Sparro (@samsparro): Oh Joan Rivers. You were truly one of a kind. Thank you for never allowing us to take ourselves too seriously.

Brian Mcfadden (@BrianMcFadden): Oh no. So sad to hear Joan Rivers has passed. The woman is a comedic legend! Another great has gone! … I once interviewed @Joan_Rivers in Australia. She made me laugh so hard that I peed a little in my pants.

Justin Guarini (@JustinGuarini): #RIP Joan Rivers. You made such a huge impact for women in all branches of entertainment. #trailblazer

Lance Bass (@LanceBass): Thanks for the laughs @Joan_Rivers ! The last woman to bed me!

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Kimbra ‘Miracle’ Video

Kimbra 'Miracle'

Kimbra is out with a colorful music video for her new single ‘Miracle’, featuring a jubilant Kimbra dancing through the streets of New York, joined by everyone from mimes to mailmen in the grand finale. The track features collaborators Thundercat and Daniel Johns of Silverchair. ‘Miracle’ is off the New Zealand pop singer’s second album ‘The Golden Echo’, available now via Warner Bros. Kimba wrote the songs on ‘The Golden Echo’ in her bedroom studio on a city-farm in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles, where she was surrounded by chickens and sheep. Watch the clip via YouTube below.

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Kina Grannis 2014 North American & European Tour Dates

Kina Grannis short hair

Kina Grannis announced a full World Tour this fall in support of her sophomore studio full-length ‘Elements’. The trek kicks in the States on October 15th in Minneapolis, where the Los Angeles singer songwriter will be joined by her full band and will make her way through the Midwest and East Coast before closing out the first leg of tour at New York City’s Stage 48 on October 30th. Grannis will then head to Europe through Thanksgiving before heading home to the West Coast in December. Grannis will be joined on all dates by Imaginary Future.

Kina Grannis Confirmed Tour Dates:
October 15th at Varsity Theatre in Minneapolis, MN
October 16th at Turner Hall in Milwaukee, WI
October 18th at Thalia Hall in Chicago, IL
October 19th at Bling Pig in Ann Arbor, MI
October 21st at Cabaret Du Mile End in Montreal, QC
October 22nd at Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, ON
October 23rd at Altar Bar in Pittsburgh, PA
October 25th at Howard Theatre in Washington, DC
October 26th at Trocadero in Philadelphia, PA
October 27th at Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA
October 30th at Stage 48 in New York, NY
November 3rd at VEGA in Copenhagen, Denmark
November 4th at Arenberg Schouwburg in Antwerp, Belgium
November 5th at Melkweg in Amsterdam, Holland
November 7th at Flex in Vienna, Austria
November 8th at Pepiersaal in Zurich, Switzerland
November 9th at Strom in Munich, Germany
November 11th at Lido / Kesselhaus in Berlin, Germany
November 12th at Le Café de la Danse in Paris, France
November 13th at Islington Assembly (2 shows) in London, United Kingdom
November 19th at Oran Mor in Glasgow, Scotland
November 20th at Whelans in Dublin, Ireland
December 7th at The Venue in Vancouver, BC
December 8th at The Crocodile in Seattle, WA
December 9th at Star Theatre in Portland, OR
December 11th at Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, CA
December 12th at Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, CA

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