Adore Delano “Till Death Do Us Party”

RuPaul’s Drag Race star and former American Idol contestant, Adore Delano, sends haters scurrying for the hills with her killer pop debut: Till Death Do Us Party.

Adore Delano Till Death Do Us Party

For anyone who has ever had the mixed pleasure of hitting ‘play’ on a novelty single by a RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant, you know it can often be a cringeworthy experience. However, Adore – who is a legitimate singer of American Idol standards – stands wigs and shoulder pads above her peers.

Till Death Do Us Party is like a crazy kaleidoscopic view of young, gay America with indistinct flashes of glitter, sex, booze, laughter, ambition and loneliness.

It arrives like the fashionably late Ke$ha album we’ve been waiting for. Here the fierce drag superstar throws down plenty of bass candy for the speakers with an eager spread of club-ready EDM styles, bubbly pop melodies and filthy hip hop.

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Chart Feed – 12.11.12

I left y’all scratching at the post a little last week because I took my ass on a little vacaycay to Brisbane.

Chart Feed

Bitch, you should’ve seen me lounging on the beach in an island that was practically deserted on a Monday arvo. I was having a Mariah moment frolicking in the sand, trying to look cute for my Instagram photos. But hey, I am back now and here comes your chart feed – which might cover some things I didn’t get to touch on last week.

This has been a good week for Robbie Williams who scored his first simulatenous UK #1 album-and-single action in 11 years. Elsewhere, the following chart showboaters can’t complain either: Taylor SwiftCalvin Harris, Little Mix, Of Monsters and Men, The Wanted, and to a certain extent, Christina Aguilera. SAY!

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Chart Feed – 01.10.12

“Oppa gangnam style!” *drops the beat*

CHART FEED

You know when your parents start to recognise a internet viral music video that it’s well and truly time for everyone else to move on.

It has been a tremendous week for K-pop sensation PSY‘s ‘Gangnam Style’, not only is it officially the most ‘liked’ video in the history of the internet – the track has also successfully topped the Australian and UK charts to become the first Korean pop single to do so.

Its crossover chart success in the Western market is just mind-blowing, no doubt bringing a whole lot of national pride for South Koreans everywhere.

Elsewhere, it has also been a great week for Pink, Mumford and Sons, Conor Maynard, Brandy and Christina “I think you already know my weight!” Aguilera.

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Quick Feed: Rihanna ‘Diamonds’, Kylie, Nelly Furtado ‘Parking Lot’ remixes, Ke$ha and Dragonette

Y’all must be wondering what have I been doing with myself in the last week, only managing to turn out one post. Short answer to a superfluously long-winded response: I was avoiding spending even more time in front of the computer.

September is setting on an incredible month for new albums, as testified in our Monday Chart Feeds. But as you can imagine, it’s all about to hit you in the worst way in the coming months.

Rihanna cuts another new album with ‘Diamonds’.

RIHANNA DIAMONDS

Pop vixen Rihanna remains unstoppable as she readies a new single from a new album for the fourth consecutive year.

‘Diamonds’ – the lead single from her forthcoming seventh studio album – will make its radio premiere world wide at 10pm tonight AEST, and hit iTunes stores across the planet at 11pm.

The undoubtedly epic song is written by Aussie indie songbird Sia – who is probably better known for breaking the bank these days with her lucrative pop music ventures – and produced by Benny Blanco, who has hemmed hits for Ke$ha and Maroon 5, and Stargate, the production duo behind RiRi‘s own gems ‘Only Girl (In The World)’, ‘S&M’ and ‘Don’t Stop The Music’.

Rihanna‘s yet-untitled new album is expected to drop in November – which is kinda tradition now given that her last three albums have all arrived in that month since 2009.

Update – here it is:



What do y’all think?

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Quick Feed: The Wanted, Christina Aguilera, Pink and Robbie Williams

Have The Wanted found another hit?

THE WANTED I FOUND YOU

If The Wanted is desperately seeking a second colossal hit, they might just find it in this Xerox copy of ‘Glad You Came’.

The British lads premiered their new single ‘I Found You’, which is produced by Steve Mac – the man behind virtually all their singles, on BBC radios yesterday.

Take a listen to it here:



Look, I wasn’t immediately impressed by ‘Glad You Came’ when I first heard it because I found it to be painfully repetitive. However, with ‘I Found You’, I think The Wanted have definitely made more of an effort to deliver moments.

The inferno of a falsetto they rocked in the chorus rekindles all kinds of warmth in my loins usually reserved for a Scissor Sisters party record. Then there’s the soulful belting at the 2:16 mark, which totally takes you to dance floor church.

‘I Found You’ drops on 4 November and the boys will release their third studio album next year.

Meanwhile, here in Australia, The Wanted‘s 10-track EP of singles and notable album tracks to date have yet to make an impact on our ARIA Top 100.

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Leak Report: Britney Spears feat. Ke$ha and Nicki Minaj ‘Till The World Ends (Remix)’

It’s time Britney started acting like Madonna and work that pop MVP status of hers to good measure.

Here Godney enlists current pop reignmistresses Ke$ha and Nicki Minaj for a new remix of ‘Till The World Ends’, which will be issued to US radios on Monday.

There’s an identical countdown timer set up on Brit, Nicki Minaj and Ke$ha‘s official sites. Note: Nicki‘s countdown timer has scrawling down the bottom, “if you feel it let it happen” and Ke$ha’s has “next one on my hitlist”! Gurl, we already know. We already know.

The original single mix is already flawless in my opinion but Team Britney‘s not gonna sit around playing Angry Birds while they see it stall on the charts. The instant anthem should’ve slain and ended careers already by now but for whatever reason, it hasn’t. So to help inject a little more interest in the track, they’ve slapped the song’s co-writer Ke$ha on the chorus and introduced a Nicki Minaj rap. It’s all timely because Nicki herself is gonna be supporting Brit on her Femme Fatale tour.

The new version is by no means your typical 15-minute copy, paste and extend loop job. Producers Dream Machine and Dr Luke have put it through some mild rinse acid dub step wash, especially in the all crucial start of the song where people usually tune in to hear the difference.

Notice the scratching of the line “sicker than the remix” to “this is the remix”? Hat tip.

Take a listen and tell me if it’s sick’ning enough for your taste:

 

Feed Limmy verdict: Bounce snap.

Mighty snap = this is a hit.
Bounce snap = instantly likeable.
Lightbulb snap = you will need a moment to get into this.
Nonchalant snap = need I say more?
No snap = please cease and decease.

Footnotes:

Stay tuned for word from Sony Music Australia about whether Aussie radios will also be treated to this new remix of ‘Till The World Ends’.

Chart Feed – 28.03.11

The Strokes‘ comeback album Angles debuts straight in at #1 here despite attracting mixed reviews from fans and critics. I felt super awkward for the band reading their Pitchfork interview where it was revealed that lead singer Julian Casablancas had strategically distanced himself from the gang and creative involvement altogether for Angles. Sonically, it’s reportedly their most schizophonic and jarring body of work yet – and they know it. It’ll be interesting to see how hard they’ll flog this project given the mixed reception. Angles is also the highest charting new album in the UK this week, debuting at #3.

Chris Brown‘s F.A.M.E. enters at #3 in Australia and #10 in the UK this week. Over in the States, the newly blond R&B star is set to claim his first ever #1 album on the Billboard 200 with F.A.M.E. predicted to sell over 250,000 first week copies. To be fair, the album builds a strong case. It’s already flaunting four hit singles – ‘Deuces’, ‘Yeah 3x’, ‘No BS’ and ‘Look At Me Now’. The other big entry expected to impact US charts later this week is Jennifer Hudson‘s sophomore I Remember Me. Look out!

Other notable new entries in Australia this week go to Panic! At The Disco‘s Vices & Virtues (#6), Sparkadia‘s The Great Impression (#8) and Ke$ha’s remix album (#46).

New Glee hits our singles chart this week with the show’s first ever originals ‘Loser Like Me’ and ‘Get It Right’ debuting at #15 and #34 respectively. Over in the US, ‘Loser Like Me’ debuts at #6 and comes in as the second most downloaded song in the nation, clocking over 210,000 sales. ‘Get It Right’ enters at #16 on the main charts, managing 150,000 first week downloads. All up in the States, the Glee cast has seven new Hot 100 entries this week, amassing over 712,000 digital sales.

Jessica Mauboy‘s ‘What Happened To Us?’ shoots to #14 in Australia this week, no doubt thanks to its strong physical sales. For the second week in a row, it is the best selling CD single in the country. And speaking of the physical charts, Kylie Minogue‘s ‘Better Than Today’ sits at #5 this week. I’ll always cherish the memory of seeing the single propped up on display at a music store in Oxford Street circa Mardi Gras. Get it gays.

Lady Gaga‘s ‘Born This Way’ holds up its sixth consecutive week on top of the US charts, thanks in no small part to its physical single sales. The four-track CD single – featuring the original version and three remixes – managed to pull over 24,000 first week copies in a day and age where physical sales don’t usually account for much.

Rebecca Black‘s ‘Friday’ debuts at #40 on our Aussie digital charts this week and enters the US Billboard Hot 100 at #72, garnering over 37,000 first week downloads there. It’s interesting because while there’s obviously been a lot of discussion about the insipid track and her sudden ubiquity but, according to Billboard, the song only managed to score 12 plays on American radios between 16 – 22 March. Over in the UK, ‘Friday’ moves from #127 to #61 this week.

Miranda Cosgrove‘s High Maintenance EP debuts at #34 on the US charts this week. The iCarly past is a natural deterrent for me but having seen the producer creds behind this project, I’m actually kinda curious now.

The lead single ‘Dancing Crazy’ is co-written by Avril Lavigne and produced by Max Martin, the title track is a Julian Casablancas co-write, there’s a Shontelle cover up in there, and the EP closer ‘Sayonara’ is hemmed by super producers Dr Luke and Greg Kurstin (and co-written by Britney‘s Femme Fetale writers Bonnie McKee and Nicole Morrier). Hmm, indeed!

Nicole Scherzinger‘s ‘Don’t Hold Your Breath’ slips from the UK #1 spot and Adele ‘Someone Like You’ is back on top. Still, it’s nothing to sneeze at. ‘DHYB’ apparently pulled over 98,000 first week sales and over 60,000 in this second week! 

Over on the album charts, Nicole’s solo debut Killer Love enters at #8 – only reportedly selling over 19,000 copies. What does everyone think of the record? To be honest, I’m embarrassed for the ho. Seriously. After all this time and talk, this soggy diaper of an album is all you can show for? Should’ve chopped it down to a five-track EP featuring the singles, ‘Killer Love’, ‘Club Banger Nation’ and ‘Power’s Out’. ‘Don’t Hold Your Breath’ is the fourth most added new song to Aussie radios this week.

Ronan Keating‘s Burt Bacharach duet album debuts at #5 in the UK, making this RoRo‘s first solo chart appearance there since 2009’s Winter Songs covers compilation. At this stage it is unknown whether the Irish hunk will be returning as a judge on X Factor Australia this year. Auditions have already started in Perth last week.