Watch P!nk’s new video with Lily Allen

P!nk‘s latest single off her number one selling album, The Truth About Love is out. It’s called True Love and it features the awesomeness that is Lily Allen (Sidebar, I wish she would release some new music. I be loving her long time). Anyway the video for the song dropped this week and it’s really rad. Nice to see P!nk’s little girl in the video too, she’s very cute.

The video was directed  by Sophie Muller, who also has Rihanna’s “Stay”, Alicia Keys’ “Girl On Fire” and Lana Del Rey’s “Young and Beautiful videos to her name. It was shot in Munich in mid June. Nice one P!nk.

The Great Gatsby soundtrack

timthumb.phpI’m a little embarrassed to admit this, being an entertainment journalist and all, but I haven’t seen Baz Luhrmann‘s The Great Gatsby yet. I’ve heard mixed reports, mostly positive but some weren’t so fond of it. I guess movie watching is very subjective and what I like, you might not enjoy. That’s the way of the world I guess. I will watch it though and I will share my thoughts when I get around to it. One thing I feel most of us will love is the soundtrack… WOW! Jigga, Bey. Gotye, Jack White, Sia, Florence + The Machine and Lana Del Rey just to mention a few of the many artists on this record. The album is co-produced by Anton Monsted, who served as executive music supervisor too. He, together will Luhrmann and Jay-Z, have created something I can only describe as a masterpiece in itself.

I’ve had brief listens to all of the tracks and I’m absolutely loving them. As for the ones I’ve got on repeat? Tjo, hotness. What I love about this album is that it’s got that swing, jazzy vibe but it’s funked up with some electro thrown in there. Rocking! Here is the official track listing:

1.   100$ Bill – JAY Z

2.   Back To Black – Beyoncé x André 3000

3.   Bang Bang – will.i.am

4.   A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got) – Fergie + Q Tip + GoonRock

5.   Young And Beautiful – Lana Del Rey

6.   Love Is The Drug – Bryan Ferry with The Bryan Ferry Orchestra

7.   Over The Love – Florence + The Machine

8.   Where The Wind Blows – Coco O. of Quadron

9.   Crazy in Love – Emeli Sandé and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra

10.  Together – The xx

11.  Hearts A Mess – Gotye

12.  Love Is Blindness – Jack White

13.  Into the Past – Nero

14.  Kill and Run – Sia

If you’re an Amy Winehouse fan, I’d love to hear your thoughts on Beyonce and Andre 3000’s version of Back to Black. I love it, but share your thoughts below.

2012 #MTVEMA nominees list

Congrats to SA’s Mi Casa for their first MTV Europe Music Award nomination. They’re right up there with some of the biggest names in the games, and rightfully so. Big up! The awards are set to take place on the 11th of November in Frankfurt. Maybe they’ll invite me to cover the awards again 😉

Check out this year’s full list of nominees:
BEST SONG
Carly Rae Jepsen – ‘Call Me Maybe’
Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris – ‘We Found Love’
Gotye – ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’
Pitbull feat. Chris Brown – ‘International Love’
fun. feat. Janelle Monáe – ‘We Are Young’
 
BEST NEW
Rita Ora
fun.
One Direction
Lana Del Rey
Carly Rae Jepsen
BEST FEMALE
Rihanna
Katy Perry
P!nk
Taylor Swift
Nicki Minaj
 
BEST MALE
Justin Bieber
Kanye West
Flo Rida
Pitbull
Jay Z
 
BEST POP
Justin Bieber
No Doubt
Katy Perry
Taylor Swift
Rihanna
 
BEST LIVE
Taylor Swift
Lady Gaga
Jay Z & Kanye West
Green Day
Muse
 
BEST HIP HOP
Jay Z & Kanye West
Nas
Rick Ross
Drake
Nicki Minaj
BEST ROCK
Linkin Park
Green Day
Muse
The Killers
Coldplay
 
BEST ELECTRONIC
David Guetta
Swedish House Mafia
Avicii
Skrillex
Calvin Harris
 
BEST ALTERNATIVE
Jack White
The Black Keys
Arctic Monkeys
Florence + The Machine
Lana Del Rey
 
BEST VIDEO
M.I.A. – ‘Bad Girls’
Lady Gaga – ‘Marry The Night’
Katy Perry – ‘Wide Awake’
Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris – ‘We Found Love’
PSY – ‘Gangnam Style’
 
BEST LOOK
Nicki Minaj
Rihanna
Jack White
Taylor Swift
A$AP Rocky
BIGGEST FANS
Justin Bieber
One Direction
Lady Gaga
Rihanna
Katy Perry
 
BEST WORLD STAGE
Arcade Fire
Arctic Monkeys
B.o.B
Evanescence
Flo Rida
Jason Derulo
Joe Jonas
Justin Bieber
Kasabian
Ke$ha
LMFAO
Maroon 5
Nelly Furtado
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Sean Paul
Snoop Dogg
Snow Patrol
Taylor Swift
 
BEST PUSH
Nov – Foster The People
Dec – Lana Del Rey
Jan – Mac Miller
Feb – Michael Kiwanuka
March – Gotye
April – Rebecca Ferguson
May – fun.
June – Rita Ora
July – Conor Maynard
August – Of Monsters And Men
September – Carly Rae Jepsen
 
WORLDWIDE ACT
Sarkodie
Camp Mulla
Wizkid
Mi Casa
D’Banj

2012 MTV VMA nominees

Check out the list of nominees for this year’s VMAs, set to take place on the 6th of September at the Staples Center in LA:

Video of the Year

Katy Perry, Wide Awake
Gotye, Somebody That I Used To Know
Rihanna, We Found Love
Drake feat. Rihanna, Take Care
M.I.A., Bad Girls

Best New Artist
Fun. feat. Janelle Monáe, We Are Young
Carly Rae Jepsen, Call Me Maybe
Frank Ocean, Swim Good
One Direction, What Makes You Beautiful
The Wanted, Glad You Came

Best Hip-Hop Video
Childish Gambino, Heartbeat
Drake feat. Lil Wayne, HYFR
Kanye West feat. Pusha T, Big Sean & 2 Chainz, Mercy
Watch the Throne, Paris
Nicki Minaj feat. 2 Chainz, Beez in the Trap

Best Male Video
Justin Bieber, Boyfriend
Frank Ocean, Swim Good
Drake feat. Rihanna, Take Care
Chris Brown, Turn Up the Music
Usher, Climax

Best Female Video

Rihanna, We Found Love
Katy Perry, Part of Me
Beyoncé Knowles, Love on Top
Nicki Minaj, Starships
Selena Gomez & The Scene, Love You Like a Love Song

Best Pop Video
One Direction, What Makes You Beautiful
Fun. feat. Janelle Monáe, We Are Young
Rihanna, We Found Love
Justin Bieber, Boyfriend
Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa, Payphone

Best Rock Video
Coldplay, Paradise
The Black Keys, Lonely Boy
Linkin Park, Burn It Down
Jack White, Sixteen Saltines
Imagine Dragons, It’s Time

Best Electronic Dance Music Video
Duck Sauce, Big Bad Wolf
Calvin Harris, Feel So Close
Skrillex, First of the Year (Equinox)
Martin Solveig, The Night Out
Avicii, Le7els

Best Video With a Message
Demi Lovato, Skyscraper
Rise Against, Ballad of Hollis Brown
Kelly Clarkson, Dark Side
Gym Class Heroes, The Fighter
K’Naan feat. Nelly Furtado, Is Anybody Out There?
Lil Wayne, How to Love

Best Art Direction
Katy Perry, Wide Awake
Drake feat. Rihanna, Take Care
Lana Del Rey, Born to Die
Regina Spektor, All the Rowboats
Of Monsters & Men, Little Talks

Best Choreography
Chris Brown, Turn Up the Music
Rihanna, Where Have You Been
Beyoncé Knowles, Countdown
Avicii, Le7els
Jennifer Lopez f/Pitbull, Dance Again

Best Cinematography
M.I.A., Bad Girls
Adele, Someone Like You
Drake feat. Rihanna, Take Care
Coldplay feat. Rihanna, Princess of China
Lana Del Rey, Born to Die

Best Direction
M.I.A., Bad Girls
Duck Sauce, Big Bad Wolf
Coldplay feat. Rihanna, Princess of China
Frank Ocean, Swim Good
Watch the Throne, Otis

Best Editing
Beyoncé Knowles, Countdown
A$AP Rocky, Goldie
Gotye, Somebody That I Used to Know
Watch the Throne, Paris
Kanye West feat. Pusha T, Big Sean and 2 Chainz, Mercy

Best Visual Effects
Katy Perry, Wide Awake
Rihanna, Where Have You Been
David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj, Turn Me On
Linkin Park, Burn It Down