1.The Vamps cover The Biebs….
On a recent visit to BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge, The Vamps stopped by to perform a rendition of Justin Bieber’s smash-hit apology tune, “Sorry.” The English Breakfast tea sipping band came full swing with their rock band arrangement and a slew of back-up female vocalists who made up for one groovy spot-on addition.
2.The Killers unleash their annual Christmas video….
In honor of World AIDS Day, The Killers have released their 10th annual Christmas single to benefit (RED), the organization founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver to advance the global fight against AIDS. Every year since 2006, the Las Vegas rock band has put out a new song whose entire proceeds go to (RED)’s cause.
This year’s jingle called “Dirt Sledding,” finishes what the band is calling their “Santa Trilogy.” The just released video features musician Ryan Pardey reprising his role as Santa and Oscar-winning actor Richard Dreyfus performing a spoken word cameo.
You just have to watch right here.
Tonight, The Killers will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live to perform their Christmas single from last year, “Joel the Lump of Coal,” and in case you missed you it deck the halls and watch the official music video below.
3.Apple might be saying “Bye, Felicia” to headphone jacks next year…
In order for Apple to complete their quest to make iPhones even thinner, it may come at the expense of those headphones that always get wrapped around your life.
The latest report in the Apple rumor tea is that the company may chop the 3.5mm headphone jack from next year’s iPhone 7, a move that would require adapters to usher in a market for Lightning-only accessories.
According to Japanese blog MacOtakara, Apple is looking into the idea because it wants a slimmer, sexier iPhone — by one millimeter, possibly — and perfecting this would potentially leave virtually no room for the standard jack. Replacing the 3.5mm would be EarPods with Apple’s Lightning connector, which would transmit audio digitally as opposed to the old 2015 way.
However, the downside to this impending rumor is that a move to Lightning products would instantly make the iPhone incompatible with the vast majority of wired headphones on the market, which would mean for the company to include an adapter or EarPods with your next upgrade.
Being that Apple is no holds barred when it comes to progressively moving forward, this rumor could certainly be deemed more truth than anything.
4.Carrie Underwood drops her “Heartbeat” video….
At last month’s CMA’s, Carrie Underwood made audiences check their lives with her robust performance of “Heartbeat,” a sensual track off of her red-hot Storyteller set. Now, the country diva is aiming to do it again with th release of the song’s video, which made its broadcast premiere on TODAY, um, today.
Revel in Ms. Carrie’s latest right here.
5.Spotify has 2015 all wrapped up….
Earlier this morning, Spotify unveiled its annual Year in Music results, and believe it or not, Adele’s “Hello” wasn’t the most streamed song of the year.
Spotify said that Major Lazer’s “Lean On” (ft. MØ and DJ Snake) was not only the most streamed song of 2015, but with over 540 million listens, it’s now the most streamed song of all time. The year’s most streamed album was The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness, with 60 million listeners, with Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late closing in on second.
Speaking of Mr. Drake, the “Hotline Bling” crooner also became the world’s most streamed artist with over 1.8 billion streams and 46 million listeners.
The Biebs also set a record for the most streams in a single day, with 36 million on Nov. 13, the day his fourth album Purpose was released.
The year’s most streamed female artist was Rihanna, with over 1 billion streams and 57 million listeners. (Even without the release of her much hyped Anti set. Go figure)
Overall, Spotify said 75 million listeners streamed over 20 billion hours of music this year. A large portion of activity came from their new Discover Weekly playlists, which reached 1.7 billion streams since launching over the summer.
For the complete list, get your Spotify on right here.