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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

If you were some kind of underground artist making a video this week, it was hard to compete. A few big stars on big labels (or with big cable networks backing them) made videos so goofy and fun and entertaining that no indie type could afford to compete. And yet this week's best video still… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 17, 2015 - 12:35 pm

Britney Spears Will Cover Suzanne Vega’s “Tom’s Diner” On Giorgio Moroder’s Déjà Vu

Giorgio Moroder might be 74, but following a huge guest appearance on Daft Punk's Random Access Memories, he's back in the game with a vengeance. He's been dropping hints about the details of his first album in 30 years, and today they are officially here. The album will be called Déjà Vu (no one tell… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 16, 2015 - 11:18 am

Ty Dolla $ign – “Drop That Kitty” (Feat. Charli XCX & Tinashe) Video

Ty Dolla $ign has released a video for his single "Drop That Kitty," featuring guest performers Tinashe and Charli XCX. Considering the fact that Charli XCX and Tinashe are two of the most promising young pop singers that Ty$ could've enlisted, the track falls a bit flat, relying way too much on a goofy euphemism… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / April 15, 2015 - 4:02 pm

Watch Charli XCX Do “Famous” And “Drop That Kitty” With Ty Dolla $ign & Tinashe At The MTV Movie Awards

Last night, Charli XCX performance at the MTV Movie Awards for the first time. She started off with her new Sucker single "Famous," and looked like she had the time of her life with a giant inflatable guitar, a full zebra print get-up, and her signature platform shoes while a pink background sparkled with some… More »

By: James Rettig / April 13, 2015 - 8:16 am

Preview Major Lazer’s TV Series Which Will Feature Charli XCX, Ezra Koenig, & RiFF RAFF

Coinciding with the release of their third album Peace Is The Mission, EDM-dancehall purveyors Major Lazer are getting their own TV show through FXX's new Animation Domination. The show has been public knowledge for a while, but Billboard has some big details. The animated show will be called Major Lazer, centers on a superhero named… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 1, 2015 - 10:02 am

Charli XCX – “Famous” Video (Dir. Eric Wareheim)

Charli XCX's video for the new wave banger "Famous" is part of the new slew of clips being released today as part of the YouTube Music Awards, and it's a good one. Directed by Eric Wareheim of Tim & Eric, it features a teeny-boppin' teenager who discovers that blasting Charli's track on her various device… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 23, 2015 - 1:42 pm

YouTube Music Awards Returning With New Videos From Charli XCX, Migos, Shamir

On 3/23, YouTube will drop 15 exclusive new videos from artists of varying levels of notoriety, among them Migos, Charli XCX, Shamir, Cahoots, Ed Sheeran, Marin Garrix, Max Schneider, Megan Nicole, and Nicky Jam. The videos were produced by "some of the most original music video directors alive" in partnership with VICE Media and will… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 2, 2015 - 10:31 am

Ty Dolla $ign – “Drop That Kitty” (Feat. Charli XCX & Tinashe)

Ty Dolla $ign recruited Charli XCX and Tinashe -- two of the biggest up-and-comers in the game -- for his new single, "Drop That Kitty." It was produced by Stargate and Cashmere Cat, and will appear on his upcoming debut album, Free TC. Unfortunately, it's pretty lame. With all of the talent that's involved o… More »

By: James Rettig / February 17, 2015 - 9:01 am

Hear Charli XCX & Questlove’s Cover Of Deee-Lite’s “Groove Is In The Heart” In New Target Ad

Charli XCX and Questlove have teamed up for a cover of Deee-lite's '90s classic "Groove Is In The Heart" that's featured in a new ad campaign for Target's spring fashion line. According to DIY, Questlove produced the track, which features some backing vocals from the Roots' Black Thought. The commercial will debut tonight during SaturdayMore »

By: James Rettig / February 15, 2015 - 6:38 pm

Watch Charli XCX Sing “Doing It” On Graham Norton

It would have been amazing if Charli XCX performed at the Grammys this year. Unfortunately, that didn't happen (maybe next year?), but Charli's been making the talk show circuit recently and has given us enough TV performances to get by. Earlier today, she stopped by the other side of the pond (well, I guess herMore »

By: James Rettig / February 13, 2015 - 7:43 pm

Hear Charli XCX’s Punk Cover Of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”

Charli XCX exists in the major-label pop universe these days, posing for photos at industry events with Sam Smith or Taylor Swift and showing up on the Grammy red carpet. But every once in a while, we get to see a tiny glimpse of her punk side -- as when she covered Snuffed By The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 10, 2015 - 9:01 am

Charli XCX – “Break The Rules” (Phantogram Remix)

Charli XCX's killer sophomore album, Sucker, came out at the tail end of last year, but she still managed to dominate most of 2014 with a series of high-profile pop collaborations. When it came to her own material though, Charli leaned more punk than pop, as the tantrum-throwing "Break The Rules" illustrated so well. To… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 4, 2015 - 4:54 pm

Watch Charli XCX Dance With A Goofy Pink Cow On Kimmel

Charli XCX went for a Western theme on her Jimmy Kimmel performance last night, donning some ridiculously fun leopard-print pants and dancing onstage alongside a goofy pink cow, some cacti, and a boot. Even her backing band were all wearing cowboy hats. All of the Western stuff was a callback to her new video for… More »

By: James Rettig / February 4, 2015 - 9:17 am

Hear Charli XCX’s New Japanese Versions Of “Boom Clap” & “Break The Rules”

Because of some weird label stuff, Charli XCX's Sucker doesn't officially come out in most places overseas for a few more weeks, almost two months after it was released stateside. The Japanese edition of the album -- which is out 2/18 -- comes with two versions of the album's lead singles that specifically cater to… More »

By: James Rettig / January 28, 2015 - 8:43 am

Charli XCX – “Doing It (A. G. Cook Remix)” (Feat. Rita Ora)

PC Music ringleader A. G. Cook has given his own spin on Charli XCX's new Sucker single "Doing It," which just got a rad Thelma & Louise-inspired music video a few days ago. The misguided Rita Ora vocals on the new single version of the track are less of a bother here as Cook twist… More »

By: James Rettig / January 22, 2015 - 10:25 am

Charli XCX – “Doing It” (Feat. Rita Ora) Video

Charli XCX has shared a music video for her next Sucker single "Doing It," which is one of the best tracks on a stacked album, and one that totally deserves the single treatment. The video features Rita Ora in a guest starring role as Charli's partner-in-crime. (Having her sing a bit on the track too… More »

By: James Rettig / January 20, 2015 - 12:45 pm

The Week In Pop’s Top 50 Pop Songs Of 2014

Two weeks ago we looked at the year's biggest pop songs; now let's run down the best ones. There will be a lot of overlap, of course, partly because sometimes great songs get popular and partly because sometimes popular songs that initially strike you as insufferable end up wearing you down through sheer persistence. ("Bang… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 18, 2014 - 2:27 pm

Watch Charli XCX On The Today Show

Charli XCX made an appearance this morning on the Today Show to promote her sophomore full-length Sucker, our Album Of The Week. Every song on Sucker is a head-banging pop contortion, and "Break The Rules" is a perfect summation of what the album sounds like as a whole. There are a lot of good song… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / December 17, 2014 - 3:26 pm

Watch Charli XCX Perform “Need Ur Love” With Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij On Letterman

Charli XCX continued her Sucker promotional tour with a stop by David Letterman where she played album closer "Need Ur Love." She was joined by Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij, who she wrote the track with, and a few backup singers. Charli dances around on top of the piano for most of the performance, wearing lingerie… More »

By: James Rettig / December 17, 2014 - 8:51 am

Album Of The Week: Charli XCX Sucker

Charli XCX is not going to be anyone's fucking pop music bridesmaid anymore. It's not happening. Forget it. Over the past two years, Charli has helped give global, career-defining hits to Icona Pop ("I Love It," co-wrote it, guide vocals still very much audible on the final song) and Iggy Azalea ("Fancy," wrote and sung… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 16, 2014 - 1:12 pm
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