Shakira and Beyonce square off with their newest singles for January, and I must say, both of them are sizzling! But which one of them light your fire better — Shakira’s Can’t Remember to Forget You, or Beyonce’s Drunk In Love?
We’re starting off this week with our newest music picks for the week ending January 11. Some of these have debuted late last year, such as Royals by Lorde, some have been long-awaited by fans like Katy Perry‘s Dark Horse, and many of these are new releases.
Imagine Dragons – There should be no question about it, the alternative rock band from Las Vegas makes it to our list of Top Artists this summer for their hit single Radioactive which used/played in various promotional ad campaigns such as Powerbeats by Dr. Dre, Sony’s Expo during E3 2013, the movie The Host which stars Saoirse Ronan, and videogames like Assassin’s Creed.
Robin Thicke – I have to admit, the only reason why Thicke managed to make the cut in my list is because of all the attention he got with the controversial video to his single Blurred Lines which features T.I. and Pharrell Williams.
Daft Punk – With the success of their lead single Get Lucky for their fourth studio album Random Access Memories, the French house music duo secures their place on our list of Top Artist of the Season. Need one more reason why these two deserved a spot on our list? Two words: Stephen Colbert. These guys are so hot that Colbert got ticked off when the duo cancelled their appearance on his show.
In a radio interview with American Idol host Ryan Seacrest Justin Timberlake declared he would be releasing a documentary around the making of his new album The 20/20 Experience. The lyric video of his latest single Suit & Tie was also included in his new project he started last 2012.
“Not to give too much away because you know I like surprising the fans, but that little piece of footage is from a documentary we started working on throughout the making of the album, which started last June. It’s more just a little excerpt from that, which I kinda thought about after I put it out,” Justin revealed. His forthcoming album will be released on March 19.
“I was playing some of the stuff for my friends and they would come in and out of the studio, and I would say, ‘Hey, what do you think of this?’ My best friend said, ‘This is music that you can see.’ For some reason that stuck with me,” he explained his preferred album title.
Fresh off his successful long-awaited comeback onstage in a pre-Super Bowl concert last Saturday night, the Cry Me A River hitmaker is getting ready for his big Grammy performance this coming Sunday, February 10. “I’m still in the process of figuring all of it out,” he said. “That was kind of a whirlwind, we got a phone call, got confirmed … I’m like ‘oh wait, I should put something together.’ So I’m the process of doing something right now.”
Watch Justin’s three pre-Super Bowl performances, where two of his singles debut off his new album: