Dev Discusses Dubai, Second Album & 2 Chainz

Dev at Austin City Limits

Dev spoke with Yasmine Richard of Fuse News recently at Austin City Limits 2012. The pop artist talked about her visit to Dubai, what to expect from her on the follow-up to her 2011 debut album ‘The Night the Sun Came Up’, what she’s learned about herself since dropping that album, and getting 2 Chainz to feature on the remix for ‘In My Trunk’.

On visiting Dubai, she said, “I just went a week and a half ago. Yeah, it was my first time. It was insane. It’s an adult Disneyland. Everything there is like the biggest, the tallest, the best, the prettiest. It was a lot of fun. We saw the tallest building in the world, I guess. It was very tall. They wanted to go to the top of it, I was like, ‘Hell no! You guys have fun up there. I’m gonna stay right here. This is fine.’ Yeah, it was a really pretty city. It was awesome.”

On her new album, Dev said, “It’s going really good. It’s been quite an eventful few years, so I have a lot of stuff to write about. I have a lot to say. It’s actually been a lot of fun.”

As for the album’s release date, she said, “In a perfect world, it would be obviously spring or summer of next year. I don’t wanna rush anything. I want it to be great.”

Asked what she’s learned between albums, Dev said, “I think I’ve realized I’m a lot stronger than I thought I was. I think that maybe I just didn’t give myself enough credit, or I didn’t find that yet in myself. I was kind of young when I made my first album. I just moved to LA from a small town. I think that now I know who I am a little bit more and what I can handle.”

Talking about getting 2 Chainz to get on her remix for ‘In My Trunk’, Dev said, “He did a really cool intro, and then he fit a verse. It was amazing and I definitely got cool points from my fiance. I love 2 Chainz, I thought his record was amazing. I’m a big fan, so the fact that he was on my song was really cool. He’s rad. He’s great, so it was a lot of fun.”

Watch the interview via VEVO below.

‘Dev’ MTV Special Documents Singer’s Career & Pregnancy

Dev mirror photo

MTV will feature a look into the personal life of Dev in wake of the 22-year-old singer’s fast rise in music and becoming a first-time mom. The 1-hour special on the singer debuts on May 23rd at 11PM ET/PT and is called ‘Dev’. The recording artist, whose real name is Devin Tailes, had a high-risk pregnancy with daughter Emilia Lovely, who was born in December with gastroschisis. The condition is a congenital defect characterized by a defect in the anterior abdominal wall through which the abdominal contents freely protrude.

“I’m so in love with my fiance, Jimmy [Gorecki], who is a pro skater,” Dev says in the trailer. “But I can’t help but be afraid that having a baby could alter everything. It doesn’t mean I’m giving up on my superstar dreams. I just hope I can pull this all off.”

Watch the trailer via YouTube below.

Dev ‘Kiss My Lips’ Video

Dev 'Kiss My Lips'

Dev is out with the music video to her new single ‘Kiss My Lips’, off the Los Angeles based pop singer’s debut studio album ‘The Night the Sun Came Up’, out now on Universal Republic. Watch the High5Collective directed video via YouTube below.

Dev ‘Take Her From You’ Video

Dev 'Take Her From You'

Dev is out with the music video to her new single ‘Take Her From You’, off the Manteca, California pop singer’s debut studio album ‘The Night the Sun Came Up’, out now on Universal Republic. Watch it via YouTube below.

Dev ‘Dancing Shoes’ Video

Dev 'Dancing Shoes' single cover

Dev is out with the music video to her new single ‘Dancing Shoes’, off the Los Angeles pop singer’s debut studio album ‘The Night the Sun Came Up’, out now on Universal Republic. Watch the Mickey Finnegan directed video via YouTube below.

Dev And Enrique Iglesias ‘Naked’

Dev and Enrique Iglesias 'Naked' single cover

Dev and Enrique Iglesias are out with their new single ‘Naked’, released to iTunes (Universal Republic) on December 20th. Dev’s debut album, ‘The Night The Sun Came Up’, is being released in stores on March 27th in the U.S. including more brand new music. Watch the music video to the single via YouTube below.

Dev 'Naked'

Fashion And Music Go Really Well Together For Dev

Dev hair

Vevo Stylized caught up with Dev for a chat about fashion. The 22-year-old talked about how fashion and music go together, expressing yourself through fashion, being into tattoos since she was a kid, how the success of ‘Like a G6’ amped up the pressure for her fashion, always having sunglasses if she’s too lazy to put makeup on, and the looks in her ‘Booty Bounce’, ‘Bass Down Low’ and ‘In de Dark’ music videos.

“Fashion and music actually go really well together,” Dev said. “You know, the Cataracs and I will make a really cool song, here in this studio, and then I’ll literally take about 10 steps over to Lanie, and we’ll come up with some really cool visuals with the song, whether it’s for a performance or a video. I’m a lucky girl. I get to do cool things.”

Watch the feature below.

Dev Lets Fans Into Her Heart On ‘The Night the Sun Came Up’

DEV 'The Night The Sun Came Up'

DEV checked in with her Twitter followers (@DEVisHot) the other day, talking about the release of her debut album ‘The Night the Sun Came Up’ on September 20th via Universal Republic / Island, giving fans a sneak peak by posting a song of the release called ‘Perfect Match’ (the audio clip at YouTube has since been removed). The 22-year-old writes:

I’m letting you all into my heart a little more on September 20th. More then I ever have. I can’t wait. What we did is beauty @thecataracs

You’re gonna want to buy my album if you have a system. Even the ballads slap. They’re pretty!

Dev 'The Night The Sun Came Up'

Dev Thwarts Camera-Wielding Pervert

Dev 'Bass Down Low'

Dev checked in with her Twitter followers (@DEVisHot) on Friday (April 8) after an on-stage incident with a pervert, which she ended up getting the best of. The ‘Bass Down Low’ singer writes:

Some knock ass dude tried sticking his camera under my skirt on stage. So I snatched it out his hand in the middle of the song. Bitch.

The Cataracs ‘Top Of The World’ Video Ft. Dev

The Cataracs are out with the music video to their new single ‘Top Of The World’, featuring Dev, which is directed by Ethan Lader. The treatment features cops, duct tape, gyrating scantily clad women, a pillow fight, boy shorts, and a fair bit of girl on girl action. The track is expected to be on the electropop duo’s upcoming album on Universal Republic. Watch it via YouTube below.