When you punch Ivy Levan's name into Google images, a number of different personas will come up. There's the hipster rock chick, the striking model, and the old selfies from the aspiring MySpace artist. But none of them hold a candle to Ivy's latest incarnation as The Dame, who falls somewhere between a Frank Miller femme fatale and a retro rockabilly princess.
We're all pop fans here, so I don't really need to preface this Bonnie McKee post with an intro about how she's Dr. Luke's right-hand woman who's co-written the bulk of his best hits, from Katy Perry's timeless "Teenage Dream" to Britney's "Hold It Against Me." Right?
I don't know about all of you, but I've been waiting with baited breath for Miley Cyrus to perform her hip-hop anthem, "We Can't Stop," for the first time. After almost dying from asphyxiation, I was finally able to exhale earlier today when the rap icon held one of those mini-concerts thingies on Jimmy Kimmel, and she did not disappoint.
When Kylie Minogue put a pin in her retirement plans to sign with Roc Nation, I was a little worried. Would Jay-Z and his incompetent cronies bog the kween down in a bunch of lazy Rita Ora b-sides and torpedo her into irrelevancy from lack of promotion? Thank Godney, no. The ink was barely dry on the contract before Roc Nation kicked Kylie's pre-comeback promo campaign into gear, first by having her court the fashion press by showing up to every major red carpet event imaginable, and then following up with the release of a fabulously skeezy buzz single, "Skirt."
Girl's Day made a huge impact this year after they went all Girls Gone Wild on everyone with "Expectation." The song was an inescapable smash, and once the group's 19-year-old maknae was busted dating a 35-year-old K-pop veteran, Girl's Day went from being the "Twinkle Twinkle" has-beens to one of the most talked about girl groups in the game almost overnight.