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Ariana Grande f/ Iggy Azalea “Problem”

As premiered this weekend at the Radio Disney Music Awards, you can now listen to the CDQ version of Ariana Grande‘s new single featuring Iggy Azalea called “Problem”.

First off, this one has all the ingredients for a top 10 Billboard hit. Ariana can flat out sing, and her delivery is super appealing to any casual listener. To me, she carries this track with some EDM-influenced bass dropping enhancing the chorus for, again, the casual listener. Iggy’s verse will reel in more hip hop fans (like this one) and outside of a “99 Problems” reference in her concluding line that I felt fell flat (say that 3x fast), she added an extra element as well. Tune in:

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Chris Brown “Don’t Be Gone Too Long”

Just when I said earlier today that one-take videos are a rarity when Childish Gambino released “Sweatpants”, Chris Brown releases his own one-take video above. Ha! When it rains it pours, is the saying.

“Don’t Be Gone Too Long” is a preview of his upcoming collaboration with starlet singer Ariana Grande for his delayed upcoming album, X. You can hear snippets of her and Brown’s vocals, but it’s mainly the production that acts as the backdrop for all new Chris Brown dance moves. The choreography definitely has its moments, syncing with the lyrics perfectly. The silhouette is a nice composition as well as I can’t help but appreciate Brown’s dancing ability. My one complaint: although I haven’t seen it like this before, the purposely shaky camera wasn’t doin’ it for me. More to come on this record as this is clearly just a first teaser of what’s to come.

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Ariana Grande Tributes Whitney Houston

Singer Ariana Grande took the White House by storm last night covering Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing” for an audience including Jill Scott, Janelle Monae, Ms. Aretha Franklin, & of course, President Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama. Though a difficult song, Ms. Grande proved that she can take on virtually anything with her stunning rendition of the song.

Watch the beginning to see her cover “I Have Nothing”:

Afterwards, she also sang one of her very own tracks entitled “Tattooed Heart” ending the show with an energized duet with the legendary Patti Labelle, Jill Scott, Janelle Monae, Melissa Etheridge, & Tessanne Chin covering Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary”

A stage of powerhouse voices indeed. The “Women Of Soul: In Performance at the White House” airs on PBS on April 7.