Lorde Storms Toward The Throne Of Pop Music
8 on USA TODAY’s top 40. She trailed only Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry last week in downloads, with Royals selling 263,000 copies. The song recently hit No. 1 on iTunes and has been steadily climbing Billboard’s Hot 100, sitting currently at No. 3. She’s already gained the admiration of musicians industry-wide, ranging from Cyrus to Elton John. Her single Tennis Court “is one of the most touching, beautiful things on earth,” John recently told USA TODAY . “You just open your mouth in wonder.” Lena Dunham, Olivia Wilde and Carson Daly also count themselves as fans. The Auckland native has two theories about why listeners have connected with her music: “There’s not a lot of reality in pop music sometimes. It can feel quite detached from people’s lives, and so that was something people appreciate about my music maybe. But also, it’s super, super simple, which is kind of refreshing.” Royals was inspired by the lavish, over-the-top lifestyle of hip-hop and pop artists. “I realized that lots of the references (in their lyrics) didn’t really relate to anything in my life,” says Lorde, though she does count herself as a fan of Drake and Nicki Minaj.
Miley Cyrus raps, wears Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls jersey as a bikini in Mike WiLL Made It’s music video ’23’
Melodic rockers Dru Cutler And The Heart & Hand Band will play the opening set. It’s the first stanza in a fast-tempo symphony to save a historic Queens house. A group of local activists and artists will launch an eight-event music festival on Saturday, marking the opening bars of their bid to buy the historic Steinway Mansion on 41st St. Were raising the communitys awareness on the treasure of this building and the incredible past that it represents, said Bob Singleton, founder of the Friends of Steinway Mansion. Noonan, Jeanne Freelance NYDN The Friends of Steinway Mansion has already garnered the support of local elected officials and the piano makers, but still needs to raise $1.9 million to buy the house Singletons group has already garnered the support of local elected officials and the piano makers, but still needs to raise $1.9 million to buy the house. The group shelled out cash to become a registered non-profit but the slate of events represents its first concerted fund-raising push, members said. RELATED: STEINWAY MANSION PRICE LOWERED $1 MILLION BY ESTATE HOLDER Noonan, Jeanne Freelance NYDN The home is a city landmark, which means it cant be torn down, but the future of the sprawling interior will depend on who purchases the property. The performances beginning Saturday at the SingleCut brewery a few blocks from the mansion will be held at venues near the landmark house. Melodic rockers Dru Cutler And The Heart & Hand Band will play the opening set. Subsequent gigs will feature jazz crooner and poet DeeAnne Gorman, wholl play at Rest-au-Rant in October, Singleton said. This is going to be a continuous thing until we purchase the mansion, Singleton said. This place should be saved. Noonan, Jeanne Freelance NYDN The group wants to make the mansion and cultural attraction and education venue for his group the Greater Astoria Historical society and the Artisans Guild of America. The mansion, originally a summer home for the family of piano manufacturers, has been owned by the Halberian family since 1924.
Astoria group sets music fest in bid to raise $2M to buy historic Steinway Mansion
Vevo Miley Cyrus dances seductively in front of Mike WiLL Made It in the music video for 23. The two have reportedly become romantic although neither is confirming its true. Continuing her “bad girl” persona, Cyrus can been seen smoking in the girls bathroom and writing on the mirror with red lip stick while adorned in high heels, Jordan’s Chicago Bulls jersey turned bikini and a high school varsity jacket that reads “Miley” on the sleeve. Vevo Miley Cyrus raps and sings the hook for Mike WiLL Made Its new track 23. “I’m in the club high on purp with some shades on/ Tearing it up in my skirt with my J’s on,” she adds. It looked like Mike WiLL made it a point to have Cyrus dancing in front of him while he casually played the background for most of the video. Vevo It was the return of Miley Cyrus foam finger that made headlines after her MTV Video Music Awards performance on Aug. 25. PHOTOS: BROKEN CELEBRITY ENGAGEMENTS Fresh off the heels of her final split with Liam Hemsworth, reports indicate the “We Can’t Stop” singer and Mike WiLL are romantically involved although neither is fessing up to it. Rumors swirled after Cyrus was spotted in the arms of Mike WiLL when she completed her iHeartRadio Music Festival performance in Las Vegas on Saturday. Vevo Although the music video also features Juicy J and Wiz Khalifa, Cyrus was the real star. They also looked extremely cozy in the video together until both appear with Khalifa and Juicy J in what looks to be a high school gymnasium. There is where the ultimate cameo takes place when Cyrus brings back the infamous foam finger she waved and gyrated against during her MTV Video Music Awards performance on Aug. 25. Mike WiLL produced eight tracks on Cyrus’ upcoming album “BANGERZ,” out Oct.