Stream Adam Lambert’s New Album Before It’s Released

Calendar dates be damned, Adam Lambert is giving fans a special preview of his new album.

The singer, songwriter and former American Idol contestant is allowing fans to stream his new album, The Original High on Amazon a full week before it’s excepted release date of June 16th.

The Original High marks Lambert’s third studio album and is spearheaded by the single, “Ghost Town” previously released in April of this year. As fans get a closer listen to the new record produced by Max Martin and Shellback, they’ll hear not only Adam’s signature piercing vocals, but also funk and house influences and collaborations with Swedish singer Tove Lo and Queen’s lead guitarist, Brian May.

The Original High marks Lambert’s first studio release under Warner Brothers after leaving RCA Records over creative differences in 2013. and one listen will tell you it’s definitely a departure from the theatrical, over-the-top performer we dialed in for during his Idol days. With touching ballads like “Another Lonely Night” and “Things I Didn’t Say,” the mood of this album is more on the somber, introspective side.  Early reviews of the record have already noted Lambert’s artistic growth onThe Original High and commended him on the style switch up.

Stream Adam’s latest work in it’s entirety here. If you like what they hear, fans can also preorder the entire record via Amazon for $9.49.

Which song off The Original High is your early favorite?


4 Hip-Hop Performances To Look Forward To at the 2015 Grammys

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The performance line-up for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards definitely proves that hip-hop can fit in anywhere.

From Jay Z and Chris Martin to Eminem and Elton John, music’s biggest night has long since been known for amazing genre-blending collabs. And this year’s festivities are gearing up to hit us with a one-two punch. Here’s how hip-hop will flex at this year’s ceremony. We got the break down of what you can expect from hip-hop come Sunday night.

1. ?uestlove

Roots frontman ?uestlove will be on hand for a live jam session with legendary jazz bandleader Herbie Hancock, rocker John Mayer and ‘Album of the Year’ nominee Ed Sheeren.

2. Beyoncé, John Legend and Common

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In a more turned down performance compared to last year, Beyoncé will perform the gospel song “Take My Hand Precious Lord” from the Selma motion picture soundtrack before handing off duty to Common and John Legend. The two will then take over to perform their Oscar-nominated “Glory” from the same Martin Luther King Jr. biopic. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Common said to “expect the spirit of what the movie is about” to show through in their stage presence.

3. Pharrell

Rapper/producer Pharrell Williams will handle things on his own in a solo performance. The Voice coach won big at last year’s ceremony thanks to a feature credit on Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories which won Album of the Year. This year, Pharrell’s second solo album, G.I.R.L, is contending for the same top prize. Could lightning strike twice?

4. Kanye West (x2)


Finally, Kanye West will appear onstage twice in the same night. Once in conjunction with Rihanna and Paul McCartney for the first live performance of their new single, “FourFiveSeconds” and once alone to premiere a “never-before-seen live performance” according to Time. Can the Grammys even handle that much Yeezus? We’ll see.

Ye’s soulful single “Bound 2″ is up for honors in two categories, Best Rap Song and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration thanks to the beautiful hook sung by R&B great Charlie Wilson. As part of a little free pre-Grammy PR, ‘Ye’s wife, Kim Kardashian West, tweeted a pic of Yeezy’s already impressive collection of gold gramophones with the hashtag, #GETREADY.

Catch the Grammys live on CBS this Sunday, February 8th, starting at 8/7c.



What Would You Grade Amal Alamuddin’s Wedding Dress?


Hollywood’s most famous bachelor has officially tied the knot! Actor George Clooney married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin in a private ceremony in Venice, Italy this past weekend.

The couple reportedly exchanged traditional vows during a small ceremony, while famous friends including Bono and Matt Damon held back the waterworks. We’re just guessing about the waterworks part…but considering the fact that the wedding marked the end an era for the silver-haired fox, we’d say it’s a safe assumption.

People and Hello! teamed up to snag the coveted first wedding pictures of Clooney’s bride and she was definitely a sight to see.

Amal with legendary designer Oscar de la Renta. Photo Courtesy: Vogue Magazine

Amal with legendary designer Oscar de la Renta. Photo Courtesy: Vogue Magazine

Alamuddin wore a lacy, off the shoulder, floor-length Oscar de la Renta gown that was “hand-embroidered with pearls and diamanté accents,” and a matching floor length veil. Amal matched the extravagant garment with her signature flowing brown locks.

Even the Oscar PR Girl Instagram account, which acts as a digital liaison between the fashion house and the press, gave a nod to Amal’s bridal beauty, posting a pic of a New York Post cover featuring Amal in a fitting with Oscar himself.

Amal is a relentless defender of human rights and international law. With a law career spanning fifteen years and big name clients like WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, its obvious Alamuddin knows how to school her opponents in the courtroom. But how would you grade Amal’s fashion sense on the big day? Let me know in the comments below.

Emma Watson Sheds New Light on Gender Equality with Powerful U.N. Speech


Emma Watson just dropped a truth bomb on the world about the state of modern feminism and the after shocks are promisingly positive.

The British actress and newly minted U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador delivered a powerful, poignant speech about what it means to be a millennial and a feminist at the United Nations Headquarters on Sunday, Sept. 21.


Watson commanded her audience as she explained, “I decided I was a feminist and this seemed uncomplicated to me. But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word. Apparently, I am among the ranks of women whose expressions are seen as too strong, too aggressive, isolating, anti-men and, unattractive. Why is the word such an uncomfortable one?”

The 12-minute speech was all in an effort to launch her “HeforShe” campaign, a solidarity movement for gender equality that takes the emphasis off solely female feminists and involves men.

“Men—I would like to take this opportunity to extend your formal invitation. Gender equality is your issue too,” said the actress, who is best known for her role as Hermione Granger in Harry Potter.

Basically, Watson wants to tackle the misconception that feminism is a women’s battle, and furthermore, that feminists are nothing more than whiny, bossy women.

“You might be thinking, ‘who is this Harry Potter girl?’” Emma joked when defending her feminist qualifications. Being best known for her role as the brainy/brave Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series, the 24-year-old Watson assured the U.N. that she is all grown up and using her celebrity status for good.

“In my moments of doubt I’ve told myself firmly—if not me, who, if not now, when,” said the actress.

Watson’s words were interrupted by applause several times and she was met with a standing ovation at the end of her address.

With powerful excerpts from her speech like these three below, it’s obvious to understand why:

1. “I started questioning gender-based assumptions when at eight I was confused at being called “bossy,” because I wanted to direct the plays we would put on for our parents—but the boys were not?”

2. “We don’t often talk about men being imprisoned by gender stereotypes but I can see that that they are and that when they are free, things will change for women as a natural consequence…. Both men and women should feel free to be sensitive. Both men and women should feel free to be strong… It is time that we all perceive gender on a spectrum not as two opposing sets of ideals”

3. “If we stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by what we are—we can all be freer and this is what HeForShe is about. It’s about freedom”

Catch the full speech in the video below and learn more about Watson’s HeforShe campaign here.

4 Dope Performances You Might Have Missed from iHeartRadio 2014



This past weekend, a plethora of musicians all converged in one spot and lit up the Las Vegas strip at the iHeartRadio Festival.

Held for the fourth year in a row, iHeartRadio Festival was hosted by Ryan Seacrest and broadcasted on the CW for our viewing pleasure at home. No doubt the biggest year ever, iHeart brought the biggest acts of 2014 all to one stage. Over two-dozen artists took the stage of the MGM Grand Garden Arena, representing genres of pop, rap, R&B, country and EDM.

Stars pulled out all the stops for their larger-than-life Vegas performances. Iggy Azalea showed the crowd what makes her so “fancy”, Taylor Swift taught them how to “shake it off” and Saturday’s headliner, Calvin Harris, had the audience missing “summer” already.

But with that much entertainment in one place, it’s easy to miss a beat. But don’t worry, PC has got you covered. Here are four performances you may have missed from iHeartRadio Festival 2014.

Ed Sheeran

The British import has been gaining fans on this side of the pond since 2012 as a songwriter for the likes of One Direction. This year was Sheeran’s first appearance at iHeart Radio and he definitely made it count. Starting his set, the U.K. star needed nothing but his guitar to perform “Don’t” and “The A Team”. But fifteen minutes into his show, Ed welcomed an unexpected guest on stage; Macklemore! The two then answered their screaming fans with an awesome duet version of Macklemore’s “Same Love”.


Another iHeart Radio newcomer, Lorde held her own and brought her own signature style. Much like her music, Lorde’s set was much more subdued than her fellow performers. Manning a single mic stand and wearing a comfy black and white romper and her signature dark lips, the New Zealand singer proved she didn’t need theatrics to exude her star power. The seventeen year old sang breathy, haunting versions of “Tennis Courts”, “Glory and Gore” and of course “Royals”.

Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj

As expected, Nicki Minaj commanded the stage for her half hour set, rapping tongue twisters and channeling a few of her alter egos for an a capella verse of “***Flawless Remix” as well as bouncy versions of “Super Bass” and “Anaconda”. But the highlight of her show was a perfectly timed Ariana Grande cameo around eighteen minutes in. The former Nickelodeon star, who held down a set of her own, joined Nicki to sing vocals on their current collab “Bang Bang”. Nicki was obviously appreciative for Ari’s contribution, Instagramming a poster-worthy pic of the two on stage.

Yaaaaaassss!!!!! Ari came out and did BANG BANG with me!!!!! Vocals on FLEEK!!!!!!! 😩 😜💋

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One Direction

These days, the British boy band doesn’t really have to do much to make a stadium full of girls go crazy. Nonetheless, the guys of 1D got together to deliver their standards on the last night of the festival. That includes everything from “Story of My Life”, and “Midnight Memories” to their debut hit “That What Makes You Beautiful”.

“We’ve been together as a band now just over four years….and on behalf of all the boys, thank you, iHeart, for knowing all the words and singing along,” Liam said during a quick band break.

Closing their set with “Best Song Ever” amid a downpour of streamers, 1D hit a high note with fans before saying goodnight.

What was your favorite performance from iHeartRadio Festival this year?

New York Fashion Week 2014: Miley, Rihanna, Gwen and More! See Who Wore What


The 2014 Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week serves as a liaison between Hollywood’s most stylish celebrities and the world’s most extravagantly cool designers in a way that we can’t get enough of.

If you’re into fashion as much as these celebs, NYFW is basically considered a week-long holiday. And of course, with any national holiday, it’s important to dress the part. Whether they’re attending a runway show, a musical performance or debuting a line of their own, Hollywood stars definitely get daring with their wardrobe this time of year.

From musicians turned designers like Gwen Stefani and Britney Spears to TV stars including Pretty Little Liars’ Shay Mitchelland CW pals Nina Dobrev and Phoebe Tonkin, there’s been no shortage of star power at the tents.

Here’s a collection of the buzzworthy looks seen around town.

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“Chicago P.D.’s” Sophia Bush looked regal and put-together at the Monique Lhuillier on Sept. 5 in a black, high neck dress by the designer. Bush added pop of color to her look with aquamarine patent leather pumps. (Photo by Getty Images)

Adam Selman - Presentation - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015

Known to be one of the most daring fashionistas out there, Rihanna posed with designer Adam Selman after his presentation at NYFW on Sept. 5 in a short white baby-doll dress and strappy white Louboutins. (Photo by WireImage)

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“Once Upon A Time” actress Jamie Chung attended the Diane Von Furstenburg show on Sept. 7 in one of the designer’s classic feminine silhouettes; a turquoise wrap-around dress paired with fuchsia heels, clutch and shades. (Photo by Getty Images)

L.A.M.B. Spring Summer 2015 NYFW Presentation

There’s no better feeling than seeing your work come to life before your eyes. Just ask designer Gwen Stefani. The new “Voice” coach returned to Fashion Week on Sept. 5 with her L.A.M.B line of “tribal and graphic prints,” a theme captured by the jumpsuit she rocked on the red carpet. (Photo by Getty Images for L.A.M.B.)

Jeremy Scott - Front Row & Backstage - MADE Fashion Week Spring 2015

Miley Cyrus looked appropriately festive in this two piece at the Jeremy Scott fashion show on Sept. 10. (Photo by WireImage)

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“Pretty Little Liars” star Shay Mitchell was sophisticated chic at the BCBG show on Sept. 4. (Photo by Getty Images)

Here’s Why Jay Z’s ‘Made In America Festival’ Was A Huge Deal This Year


Jay Z has officially expanded his empire with this past weekend’s first ‘Made in America’ Festival in Los Angeles.


The two-day music festival, which has been held on Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway over Labor Day weekend since 2012, went bicoastal for the first time this year. MIA LA took place in Grand Park, right in front of Los Angeles City Hall, accommodating around 34,000 music lovers for the two days.

Just like the Philly show in years past, MIA LA featured a little something for every musical taste. Divided between two stages were the newest pop phenoms like Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora, EDM DJ’s Steve Aoki and Afrojack and rock giants like John Mayer, Imagine Dragons, and Sublime. And, of course, with this festival being a Jay Z brainchild, there was no shortage of hip-hop heavyweights on hand. Acts like Cypress Hill, Chance the Rapper and Cali’s own Kendrick Lamar commanded the crowd before Yeezus himself, Kanye West took the stage to close out the fest on Sunday night.

The Los Angeles Times reported that West’s set went over the event’s 11 pm curfew and LA Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office confirmed Monday that concert promoter Live Nation would be picking up the tab for any extra costs.

Kanye West

But nobody in the audience seemed to mind Ye putting in the overtime as he ranted about love, hate and society and thrashed around on stage to some of his latest hits like “Black Skinhead” and “Blood on the Leaves”.

With Hollywood in close proximity, there were celebs sprinkled throughout the festival grounds, but no sighting was bigger thanJay Z and Beyonce.

American Eagle Outfitters Celebrates The Budweiser Made In America Music Festival - Los Angeles, CA - Day 2

The Carters were seen grooving and packing on the PDA—and why wouldn’t they? After being ‘On The Run’ all summer, they stand to make millions from this year’s festival profits. Doesn’t get much more Made in America than that.