Tags: music / musician (pop)

Un ONTD Original: Iconic Mexican Pop Bops From the late 80's and 90's

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Lucero — “Vete Con Ella”

Released: 1988 | Album: Lucerito

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ONTD, qué bops de México o de otro país son tus favoritas?

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Unlucky 7: Intended Lead Singles That Were Scrapped (ONTD Original)

Even if you had the #focus groups tested and executives approving your next singles, things can go awry when they don't meet certain expectations whether it's artistic or chart-wise. Not to be confused with charity singles or stand-alone singles... actually it does get confusing because artists want to save face and deem these rejected lead singles as something else, commonly referred to as 'buzz' or 'promo' tracks.

Let's just consider any changes of plans as a sign from #god, including with the following pop songs.
There will also be a few honorable mentions of songs released around the same time but also did not make any cut.

7. Focus by Ariana Grande
Intended for: Moonlight/Dangerous Woman (2016)
Replaced by: "Dangerous Woman"

Release: She teased the song on social media and on her Honeymoon tour, and slowly unveiled the single cover art following the release, showing a new look with platinum blonde hair. AG3 was initially called Moonlight with the title track later appearing on Dangerous Woman.
Cancellation: Although appearing in the top 10 of the Hot 100, the song received mixed reviews, and it probably did not measure up to the intended success for a lead single her label was looking for.
Appeared on any album format? Yes, it got Japanese bonus track'd on DW.

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ONTD, has your fav been a victim of a common situation?

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Dua Lipa and SZA cover V, interviewed by Katy Perry and Jada Pinkett Smith


V magazine has dual covers featuring Dua Lipa and SZA. Dua was interviewed by Katy Perry, while SZA was interviewed by Jada Pinkett Smith.

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*NSYNC 'Dirty Pop-Up' Shop Coming to LA Featuring Official Merch Capsule Collection


*NSYNC fans will “get another chance to relive the group's everlasting legacy via a nostalgic, immersive *NSYNC-centric pop-up experience called "Dirty Pop-Up." The free, limited-run shop will be open from Apr. 28-May 1 at Cinematic Pictures (6801 Hollywood Blvd.) and will celebrate the group's 20-year history with the launch of the *NSYNC official merchandise capsule collection.”

“The pop-up will give fans first looks at a limited inventory of official merchandise, as well as an immersive photo activation that will pay homage to iconic visuals from throughout the group's career.”

The clothes and accessories will also be available for purchase online via the official *NSYNC website, starting from April 30.

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It's finally happening!!! I don’t live in the US so there’s no chance for me to check out the pop-up thing. I’d love to get my hands on some merch but let’s be real, it’s gonna cost a bomb for sure 😩 Still, I’m hoping the stuff looks nice and the organisers are prepared to be overrun by the MASSIVE crowds lol. I wonder if the guys are gonna be there??

And of course Justin hasn't made a peep about any of this...

ETA: Lance will be there, apparently! "And yes I’ll be there. But when?? More details coming soon."

ETA 2: A preview of some of their merch... let’s hope they’ve got other designs too 👀

Happy 4/20! The Backstreet Boys Celebrate 25 Years as a Boy Band

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Source: Backstreet Boys, ET, EW, NY Daily News

Did Backstreet Boys contribute to the soundtrack of your youth?

Kylie Minogue - Stop Me from Falling feat. Gente de Zona (Official Video)

I think the video is so beautiful, but I was surprised they kept the original version and just added Gente de Zona's lyrics. Kylie's Spanish is so cute! I wish that they had a Latin-influenced/reggaeton version of it to fit the video and the featured artists. Regardless, the video made me like the song even more!


Lykke Li Announces New Album 'so sad so sexy', Shares Two Brand New Songs

Lykke Li is really coming. She confirmed that her fourth album 'so sad so sexy' will be out on June 8. Lykke’s also shared two new songs from the album ('deep end' produced by Jeff Bhasker, Malay and T-Minus; 'hard rain' produced by Rostam).

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I'm really feeling the new tracks. She's trying something new and I'm here for it. Are you, ONTD?

Charli XcX wants to cover "All The Things She Said" with Taylor Swift


The "Boys" songstress has paid homage to icons/iconic things from Britney Spears, Spice Girls, and movie fashion like 1995's Clueless for her Fancy video. Now she's looking to bring back TaTu's 2002 song, "All The THings She Said" and hopes Tay will join her.

"I'd actually love to do something super emo with her, like t.A.T.u’s “All the Things She Said”—oh my God, that would be amazing."

"I'm really excited to be around all this female energy," she said. "I think it will be so powerful. Both Camila and Taylor are such excellent songwriters, so in a dream world, we would get some studio time too. That would be awesome."

Queen XcX also stressed the importance of inclusion in the industry. "I love collaborating with people from all different areas of the world, people who have led different lives than me, people who come from different places and have different things to say. I feel like I can learn things from all new people I meet."


Judge scolds Taylor Swift for demanding her legal fees be repaid

Last month, attorneys for Taylor Swift requested to recoup about $75,000 in legal fees after judge Michael Fitzgerald threw out a “Shake It Off” lawsuit brought by two songwriters who'd claimed that Swift's 1989 lead single ripped off lyrics from one of their songs.

Songwriters Sean Hall and Nathan Butler, who wrote “Playas Gon’ Play,” a song by American R&B girl group 3LW, had sued Swift in September for allegedly copying the lyrics - “playas gonna play” and “haters gonna hate” - from their 2001 song.

Swift's lawyers argued that Hall and Butler are successful songwriters and producers and are perfectly capable of bearing the attorneys' fees they caused the defendant (Swift) to incur.

The judge however wasn't having any of it stating, “Regardless of Plaintiffs' level of industry success, the Court is comfortable in conluding that the singer and songwriters of “Shake it Off” (which is on an album, of which more than 10 million units have been sold worldwide) are perfectly capable of bearing the approximately $75,000 attorneys' fees that they request through the present Motion. The compensation factor is thus neutral.”

“Put more bluntly, if the Court's only choice were between awarding fees to Defendants based on the Complaint or fees to Plaintiffs based on the Motion, the Court would without hesitation award the fees to Plaintiffs,” adds the judge.

“There are very few recording artists, if any, who have a greater interest than Ms. Swift in a robust regime of copyright law. Be careful what you wish for,” Fitzgerald wrote. “Having considered all the fee-award factors, and appropriately weighing objective reasonableness following Kirtsaeng, the Court need not consider the argument of the parties about the appropriateness of the claimed fees. The Motion is DENIED.”

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ONTD, do you have a good lawyer?

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