If you aren’t familiar with Kodaline, you will be very soon.
The Irish pop-rock band — consisting of members Steve Garrigan, Mark Prendergast, Vinny May and Jason Boland — are sweeping away the U.S. with their debut album, ‘In a Perfect World.’ You can see them perform live on ‘American Idol‘ tonight (March 6).
PopCrush is so excited about Kodaline that we invited them into our own studio for a #NextUp shoot. The full interview and more performances are coming very, very soon, but until then you can watch them perform ‘All I Want’ in the exclusive video above.
Stay tuned for more from the band!
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Today, the crimson-haired singer-songwriter is proud to stand up for what she believes in, penning songs with hauntingly poignant lyrics that deliver the kind of raw truth that many young pop stars shy away from. But that wasn’t always the case for Rabe, who lived the majority of her life feeling restricted and stifled.
Growing up as the oldest of eight in a strict, religious household, Rabe, who was trained as a classical pianist, felt such pressure to live up to her parents’ expectations that she remembers wishing so strongly that she could “cut this part of my heart out and take it away,” she tells PopCrush, choking up at the memory. Her family was so rigid that she grew up without a television and had no exposure to pop culture — or pop music — at all. In fact, it wasn’t until a friend introduced her to Queen and other artists that she found her true calling in life as a pop musician — a decision that forced her to venture out on her own, leaving behind her life in Arizona to head to Los Angeles.
A day after Prince lit up the stage, Rick Ross blessed “The Arsenio Hall Show” with the first performance of his Mastermind cut “Sanctified.” But he didn’t come alone.
The rapper, whose album is set to debut atop next week’s charts, was joined by surprise guests Kanye West and Big Sean. The Detroit rapper kicked things off before ‘Ye, fresh from Paris Fashion Week, rushed the stage, much to the delight of the crowd.
Ahead of the show’s April 6 premiere, HBO has enlisted 10 rappers for its Game of Thrones-inspired mixtape, Catch the Throne. The free hip-hop and reggaeton compilation will be available for download on March 11 featuring Common, Daddy Yankee, Big Boi, Magazeen, and Wale, who contributes the theme song “King Slayer.”
Over an epic beat, the D.C. rapper murders the competition with his razor-sharp rhymes.
He is also in the studio working on The Album About Nothing, due later this summer.
50 Cent and Rick Ross continue to take shots at one another. Earlier in the week, 50 posted a photo on Instagram of Diddy and Ross onstage leaning in for a hug. He insinuated that their relationship was more than friendly, writing, “I ain’t saying nothing, but something ain’t right. Lmao.”
During his visit to Power 105′s “The Breakfast Club,” the Miami rapper responded to the controversy.
“Was he in his Pimpin’ Curly mode?” asked Ross, referring to 50′s alter ego. “If he wasn’t in Pimpin’ Curly, I ain’t really move.”
Ross claims that he did not see the photo, which 50 later deleted. Instead, he boasted about his track record.
The new Converse-sponsored CONS EP VOL. 1 features unlikely collaborations that were recorded at the show company’s Rubber Tracks studio in Brooklyn. We’ve already posted the Trash Talk/Flatbush Zombies collab “97/92,” and now another song, “Spaceshippin,” unites the young brother band the Bots with the bilingual Panamanian rappers Los Rakas for some starry-eyed border-crossing. Download it below.