Now Hear This: Natalia Kills has a “Problem” Mar11

Now Hear This: Natalia Kills has a “Problem&...

Odds are, you probably haven’t heard much about Natalia Kills–and it’s a shame. The dark-pop fashion plate’s debut album Perfectionist arrived in 2011 to much less fanfare than deserved. Check out our review here. And now, the raven haired singer is giving it another go without will.i.am thankfully. “Problem,” the lead single from Kills upcoming second album is a stomping grrl-power riot. The Adobe Flash Player is required for video playback.Get the latest Flash Player or Watch this video on YouTube.   And while it may not exactly be radio friendly with it’s tough exterior and...

Ring in 2013 with New Tunes from Aubrey O’Day Jan03

Ring in 2013 with Ne...

It’s been a busy last few months here at PQ headquarters, so pop culture reporting fell to the wayside. We’re back in action and what better way to kick off 2013 than with a little Aubrey O’Day. The former Danity Kane singer has been a longtime PQ favorite (read: Obsession)...

Ke$ha Goes Evil in “Die Young” Nov08

Ke$ha Goes Evil in &...

Never mind all of the occult references and “Born This Way,” backdrops, after watching Kesha’s latest you’ll probably be left with one resounding question in your head. When did that “Tik Tok,” girl get so sexy?   The Adobe Flash Player is required for...

Live Action

So much has happened since our last recap. The top 16 acts performed their first live show, and four of those were sent packing Thursday night. (I’d like to keep up, but working two jobs has this X-watcher busy.) And within just these few short hours since the last episode in the judges...

The Fabulous Return of Girls Aloud Oct19

The Fabulous Return of Girls Aloud

The leaders of the pack, legendary UK girl group, Girls Aloud are back. After a three year hiatus–during which all five members went it alone with varying degrees of success–the girls have reunited to celebrate the group’s 1oth anniversary. Alongside a new greatest hits album, the Aloud have recorded four new songs and plan for a tour of sorts to continue the party. Kicking off the shindig with a bang, the band has officially released their new single “Something New,”–which leaked a few days ago of course. The blazing dance track is signature GA. A catchy chorus is surrounded by raps, chants, hoots and...

Full House(s)

And then 60 became 24. In The X Factor’s second week after auditions, the judges finished up the boot camp rounds by whittling the final 60 acts into a lean, mean 24–six acts for each team. This season, things have changed a bit. No longer separating the boys and the girls, the new four teams are: Teens, Young Adults, Over 25s, and Groups. So why the change? I’d say Simon and his producers think they’ve got some real talent in the teen pool, and just couldn’t muster the strength to put girls and boys of all ages into two small groups. And honestly, I like this change. Though I’ve never been a fan of...

Auditions: Last Call

Last week, X Factor auditions wrapped up, and not a minute too soon. Not that I don’t love seeing endless montages of sad acts that never had a chance–even talented acts I know will never survive–but it’s definitely time to get things moving and sift through the real...

Cher Lloyd, “Sticks + Stones” Oct02

Cher Lloyd, “S...

Cher Lloyd has managed what, for some, is nearly impossible. Lloyd, now eighteen-years-old, made her debut on The X Factor UK in 2010 and wowed the panel of judges including Simon Cowell. Her youthful spunk, street-bred style and charm made her the breakout star of the 2010 series, but she...

Single Showdown: Ke$ha v. Rihanna

If you live under a rock, you might not realize it, but big things are happening in pop music this week. Both Kesha and Rihanna have prepped albums for release this fall (Kesha’s second, and Riri’s seventh in her new tradition of a release every November), but to up the ante, both singers released their lead singles this week. Not as much a battle of the sexes, rather the sexiest. Kesha’s “Die Young,” premiered on Monday to rave reviews from her fans and in true Kesha fashion, it’s destined for party packing status. This morning (Wednesday), “Die Young,” has already clawed its way to number...

Shock and Aww

The second week of X Factor auditions was like all about the ‘wow,’ factor. (Coming soon to CBS, The W Factor). Over two nights and three hours of auditions, we were treated to no less than 13 promising acts and plenty of surprises. Singers surprised with interesting choices;...