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Watch Joseph Gordon-Levitt Performs ‘Rhythm Nation’ Almost Better Than Janet Herself

Joseph Gordon-Levitt recently paid tribute to Janet Jackson on Lip Sync Battle and it may be the best performance the show has seen so far. Gordon-Levitt appeared on a holiday-themed episode with Seth Rogen and Anthony Mackie to promote their new film, The Night Before.

After Anthony Mackie got the crowd doing the “roger rabbit” with his performance of “2 Legit 2 Quit,” Gordon-Levitt took on Janet Jackson’s 1989 hit, “Rhythm Nation.” He gets properly decked out in the same military-inspired attire seen in the music video: an all-black outfit complete with metal hardware, gloves, a baseball hat and a ponytail. Gordon-Levitt nails Jackson’s futuristic choreography with amazing accuracy, and then lets loose with his signature impassioned lip syncing. Watch Below.

New episodes of Lip Sync Battle will be back on Spike TV starting Thursday, Jan. 7 at 10 p.m. ET.

Justin Bieber Shatters Records on ‘Billboard’

With the new release of Justin Bieber’s album, “Purpose“, comes a new Billboard Top 100 record – the most titles that any artist has placed on the charts in a single week. Positions were previously held by Drake (Mar7 and Oct 17 of this year) and The Beatles (Apr 11, 64), each having 14 tracks respectively. Bieber is also controlling 3 of the Hot 100 top 5 tracks.

The album, which includes collaborations with Skrillex, Jack U, and producer Blood Pop, debuted at #1 on Billboard 200 and marks the largest album sale week since Taylor Swift’s 1989.

While promotional singles were released alongside the album release, “Love Yourself” charted in the UK at #3 without any promotion, and other tracks followed in a similar style.

The 17-songs holding the record right now are;

No. 2, “Sorry” (up from No. 3)
No. 4, “Love Yourself” (NEW)
No. 5, “What Do You Mean?” (up from No. 6)
No. 19, “I’ll Show You” (up from No. 27)
No. 31, “The Feeling,” featuring Halsey (NEW)
No. 34, “Where Are U Now” (Skrillex & Diplo With Bieber) (up from No. 49)
No. 42, “Mark My Words” (NEW)
No. 43, “Purpose” (NEW)
No. 49, “No Pressure,” featuring Big Sean (NEW)
No. 53, “Company” (NEW)
No. 54, “No Sense,” featuring Travi$ Scott (NEW)
No. 67, “Life Is Worth Living” (NEW)
No. 74, “Children” (NEW)
No. 81, “Been You” (NEW)
No. 88, “We Are,” featuring Nas (NEW)
No. 90, “Get Used to Me” (NEW)
No. 98, “Trust” (NEW)

K-Pop Sensation CL Drops Ferocious Video for “Hello Bitches”

If you don’t know who CL is, this music video for “Hello Bitches” should be a fine introduction. The 24-year-old leader of Korean girl group 2NE1 (pronounced “Twenty-one” or “To anyone”), is  gearing up for her solo debut in the U.S. with her upcoming Lifted LP. Earlier this year, she teamed up with Diplo, Riff Raff, and OG Maco for the ridiculously catchy “Doctor Pepper.” And now she’s got an infectious single of her own and playful visuals to match.

The Korean singer told Noisey that the new banger “Hello Bitches” is her “street single.” On the track, she switches back and forth between English and Korean and radiates star power ferocity all over the place. And in the video, she and a team of dancers take over an abandoned warehouse and project intense levels of charisma. Choreographer Parris Goebel directs. Watch “Hello Bitches” below and then see CL strut her stuff in Diplo’s twerk induced video for “Doctor Pepper.”



Hardwell Previews ‘United We Are Remixed’

EDM heavyweight Hardwell’s 5th studio album, United We Are, was released back in January. The dutch DJ/producer delivered a diverse lineup of incredible collaborations with artists, W&W, Amba Shepherd, DallasK, Chris Jones, Harrison, and Jason Derulo. Today Revealed Recordings has announced a remixed version to drop on Beatport this Friday, November 27th.

The reprise will feature high profile remixers Chocolate Puma, Bingo Players, Dirtcaps, Vicetone,  Armin Van Buuren, and more. Check out the full tracklist below and listen to the 6-minute mini mix which samples the best cuts featured on United We Are Remixed.

01. Hardwell – Eclipse (Chocolate Puma Remix)
02. Hardwell feat. Jason Derulo – Follow Me (Bingo Players Remix)
03. Hardwell feat. Harrison – Sally (Frontliner Remix)
04. Hardwell feat. Bright Lights – Let Me Be Your Home (Dave Winnel Remix)
05. Hardwell & Tiësto feat. Andreas Moe – Colors (Vicetone Remix)
06. Hardwell & Funkerman feat. I-Fan – Where Is Here Now (Franky Rizardo Remix)
07. Hardwell feat. Amba Shepherd – United We Are (Armin van Buuren Remix)
08. Hardwell & W&W feat. Fatman Scoop – Don’t Stop The Madness (Dirtcaps Remix)
09. Hardwell feat. Chris Jones – Young Again (KURA Remix)
10. Hardwell feat. Jonathan Mendelsohn – Echo (Kaaze Remix)
11. Hardwell & Joey Dale feat. Luciana – Arcadia (Sean & Bobo Remix)
12. Hardwell & DallasK – Area51 (DallasK Rework)
13. Hardwell & Headhunterz feat. Haris – Nothing Can Hold Us Down (Pep & Rash Remix)
14. Hardwell feat. Mr. Probz – Birds Fly (W&W Festival Mix)
15. Hardwell feat. Mr. Probz – Birds Fly (eSQUIRE Late Night Remix) (BONUS TRACK)


Avant Garde Artisté: Tep No

In music, the phrase “next big thing” gets tossed around with abandon. With a myriad of mediums available to consume music and an even greater volume of music to consume, what makes an artist actually worth listening to? In this new weekly series, Avant Garde Artisté, our staff of forward thinking music devotees will attempt to you the answer … and more. As we’re not genre bound, or label specific, the emerging recording artists you are about experience have captured our full attention through their music and all you need do is lend a curious ear.

Name: Tep No
Hometown: Toronto
Label: Unsigned

Secrecy and subtle nods to pop culture are wrapped around the music of Toronto-based producer & DJ, Tep No, who’s managed to hide just under the radar in the music industry – until now. Being described as having a “dreamy, hazy, chillstep sound”, Tep No has managed to captivate audiences based off his SoundCloud releases while keeping his personal image a mystery and letting the music speak for itself. In only one year, Tep No’s SoundCloud account gained over 21K followers and millions of listens, with an even more impressive Spotify account that displays over a million streams for most of his tracks.

Tep No creates a unique vibe of an upbeat yet gentle sound that appeals to listeners from diverse backgrounds. While a first listen would suggest an indie-trap genre, a closer look at Tep No’s lyrics shows his cheeky references to pop culture that suggest a new style that is completely his own . Writing about love in unconventional ways, “Swear Like a Sailor”, shows us the lyrics, “I have a lover back in England. She’s a star, she’s like Taylor Swift”, and later concludes, “lust just comes and goes[…], screw you Taylor Swift.” After releasing a successful remix of Lana Del Rey’s song “Florida Kilos”, Tep No released a highly-demanded track called “Lana Del Dre” with lyrics similar to the mood of Lana’s latest album.

Having already been featured in Entertainment Weekly as an upcoming artist, as well as a recommendation in their “Singles Swap” section, Tep No won’t be able to remain a mystery for much longer. Listen below to hear the tropical and rich sound coming from this young producer.


Adele Performs “Hello” And “When We Were Young” on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Adele celebrated the release of her highly-anticipated 25 LP with performances of “Hello” and “When We Were Young” on Saturday Night Live. Hosted by Matthew McConaughey, the 25-year-old singer treated the audience with a soaring live performance of her two 25 singles. The episode also featured an incredible sketch about Adele’s ability to unite a fighting family at Thanksgiving. The family members are able to resolve their differences by reenacting the “Hello” video. Watch below.

The 2015 American Music Awards Winners & Best Performances

The 2015 American Music Awards were spectacular to say the least. Hosted by Jennifer Lopez, the night featured performances by high-profile artists like The Weeknd, Justin Bieber, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Gwen Stefani, Coldplay, and more. British boy band One Direction took home the Artist of the Year award while Taylor Swift won the Song of the Year award with her smash hit “Blank Space.” Justin Bieber, Skrillex and Diplo‘s track “Where Are Ü Now” won the Collaboration of the Year Award and Calvin Harris took home Favorite EDM Artist. Check out the rest of the winners and nominees here and watch our favorite 2015 AMA performances  below.

Jennifer Lopez – “Waiting For Tonight/Dance Medley”

The Weeknd – “The Hills”

Coldplay – “Adventure of a Lifetime”

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Kevin”

Alanis Morissette & Demi Lovato – “You Oughta Know”

Justin Bieber – Medley

Billboard Dance Chart Update [12.05.15]



With Thanksgiving comes the official start of the winter holiday season and all of us at PRO MOTION couldn’t be more grateful for the latest Herculean Billboard community support as Faithless moves to #1*, ZHU x AlunaGeorge (#6*) Adele (#14*) Ce Ce Peniston (#34*) JoJo (#47* Debut) and Spandau Ballet (#2 Breakout) as we release the brand new Kwanza Jones single this week! And for a complete listing of all singles on the newest Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Top 50 chart please below.




Another massive week for the anonymous artist as the MARC STOUT + TONY SVEJDA versions jump #11* – #6* and PRO MOTION releases the official FROST remix tonight!


(Rhino/Warner Bros)


One week away from their next TOP 50 DEBUT last week’s #2 BREAKOUT comes complete with BASEMENT JAXX + ERIC KUPPER remixes


(XL / Columbia)


Within 10 days of PRO MOTION-al service the PINK PANADA + DIRTY POP + DARK INTENSITY remixes vault up the Billboard dance chart from #28* HOT SHOT DEBUT to #14*


(Treehouse Tribe)


As the FULL INTENTION + RICH B & PHIL MARRIOTT remixes move #41* – #34* PRO MOTION pulls the trigger on the TRACY YOUNG versions





Anther single that’s moving two weeks ahead of schedule the CHRIS COX + DJ LASZLO + ETIENNE mixes contribute to the premature #47* DEBUT




Proof positive that ‘what’s old is new again’, the ARMAND VAN HELDEN + AVICII + FEDDE LE GRAND + MONSTER remixes go #1* for the second time since 1995



Axwell Hints At Swedish House Mafia Reunion

In a recent interview with Zane Lowe on his BBC Radio 1 show, Axwell revealed hopeful news that has Swedish House Mafia fans buzzing all over the world. The Axtone label head stated that Ingrosso, Steve Angello and himself might reunite. Here’s what he had to say:

“We think about it every now and then, you know what we left, what we did, what we accomplished and everything, and how it would be to do something together again. But I think, the only thing is that time will tell pretty much. We have been blessed to be riding this wave, and just ahead of the wave for some time now, so you know we are able to do exactly what we want, which is a blessing. You know this song that we just played, it was just like no thoughts, no need, no nothing, just music. Who knows what happens in the future, we might get a sudden urge for Swedish House Mafia again… who knows!”

The supergroup ended their time together in 2013, but fans have always hoped for a reunion. Until then, keep your fingers crossed and enjoy Axwell’s latest single, “Waiting For so Long”.

Niykee Heaton “Best Thing Ever”

Following up on the success of “21 Grams” and “King”, Niykee Heaton heads to crossover pop territory with her new single “Best Thing Ever”. Featuring bouncy DJ Mustard inspired production, complete with signature chants, “Best Thing Ever” is a track you would hear inside a LA bottle service club. Listen to “Best Thing Ever” below and grab the internet-breaking diva’s Bad Intentions EP on iTunes now.