BEHIND THE SCENES

Behind the Video: Ariana Grande feat. The Weeknd – Love Me Harder

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Ariana Grande and The Weeknd are in full promo mode as they continue to preview the upcoming video for their soon-to-be hit collaboration, “Love Me Harder,” and the fans are ready and willing to receive.

Already teasing us with some still shots and then the lyric video, the two talents have now released the official behind-the-scenes footage of the soon to be released visual. Addressing the fact that her lying down in every video is all coincidental, the adorable singer is seen being carried through shots, joking around with her brother Frankie, and taking direction from choreographer Casper Smart.

Showing a sexier side of the former teen actress, the clip tells a little of the story behind the thought process of the Hannah Lux Davis directed video.

Before we can lay our eyes on the official video, check out the making of it below!

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Usher, Tinashe & Kid Ink Shoot “Body Language” Music Video

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Cop a gander at Tinashe! The young beauty has been doing pretty well for herself and it’s definitely showing in the clips for her upcoming collaboration with Kid Ink and Usher in the “Body Language” video.

While Kid Ink released the audio for the track over the summer, fans have been anticipating what the visual would look like. Well now, they can rest easy because it’s right around the corner. Inspired by a peep show, the Darren Craig directed visual has the trio going all out in the “weird and dirty” clip.

If the shot above is anything to go by, you can expect to see Tinashe giving an ultimate serving of sex appeal and we’re sure Usher will be dominating the dance floor.

Take a look behind-the-scenes below:

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K. Michelle & Sevyn Streeter Hit The Studio

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K. Michelle is putting the finishing touches on her anticipated sophomore album, which she has been teasing with the hashtag #AWBAH.  The R&B songstress released the first single off the project “Love ‘Em All” less than two weeks ago to strong reviews from fans.

On Friday night K was back in the studio and was visited by her Atlantic Records label mate and fellow burgeoning R&B star, Sevyn Streeter.

According to K. Michelle the ladies worked on the sequencing of the album tracklist, and Sevyn actually shed a tear to one of the songs. “My love @Sevyn came by the studio tonight to support me, and help pick the track listing for my album #AWBAH,” wrote K.

“7ove her forreal….. @kmichellemusic I’m happy to call you friend #7OVEMYK #COUNTRYGURLS #ONEOFHERSONGSMADEMECRY #NAWBUTFORREALITDID #BETNOTLAUGH,” shared Sevyn.

Check out some more pics from the session below:

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Behind The Video: Tinashe feat. A$AP Rocky – ‘Pretend’

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Following her summer smash “2 On,” buzzing R&B princess Tinashe is coming back strong with her potential crossover single “Pretend” featuring A$AP Rocky. The curvacious singer will be bringing the songs lyrics to life with a story of young love in the upcoming visual.

From her neighborhood stoop to the library, Tinashe must fight off feelings for another student (played by Rocky), who she secretly has a crush on, but will they get together in the end? We will all have to wait and see when the full video drops.

“I’m really excited about all the setups, I think it’s a really dope story, and I’m excited for everybody to see the final product, should be amazing.” she told the cameras.

Take a look at the upcoming visual with the behind-the-scenes footage below:

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Behind The Video: Trey Songz feat. Nicki Minaj – “Touchin, Lovin”

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Trey Songz and Nicki Minaj have another hit collaboration on their hands with “Touchin, Lovin” off the R&B heartthrobs latest album Trigga.

The sexy, bouncy single is the next release off the No. 1 album and Trey is currently prepping for the release of the anticipated, and potentially groundbreaking music video.

“It was a very interesting concept. We actually have an extra surprise in the video, where there’s an interactive feature,” Trey told MTV News on set. “I know my fans are very engaged on the computer and very much social savvy, so when we give them options to watch the video, I’m sure they’ll watch it probably 20 times when you realize you can go this way, that way, this way.”

It sounds like a concept that we haven’t really seen before in a music video, and the clip’s director, Jason Zada, thinks it’ll be something that fans love.

“This idea of all your fantasy choices available to you at any point in time, it was kind of this really great way of sort of personifying all these fantasies that we all have floating around in our heads,” he said.

And while we don’t see Nicki in these behind-the-scenes shots, she will definitely be in the video — playing a special role.

“Nicki’s playing the dominant figure,” Trey added. “She’s basically controlling my dreams. And each portion of what you see is what it is she wants to happen.”

Take a look behind-the-scenes of the upcoming video below!

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Jhené Aiko Presents: Behind The Seen (Mini Documentary)

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Jhené Aiko has been on a progressive journey over the years, specifically over the 3 year span since she released her breakout mixtape, Sailing Soul(s).  With her debut album, Souled Out, finally hitting fans hands last week the petite songbird has now released a special behind-the-scenes look at her life leading up to the album.

The mini documentary style the piece, which she titled ‘Behind The Seen,’ gives us an intimate glimpse into Jhené’s world; from recording in the studio, to photoshoots, to traveling to shows, to the stage, and even private moments with her daughter.  Any fan of the L.A. native will enjoy this personal video piece.

“I just mainly want people to connect with the songs on this album, and connect with me, and just find themselves in these songs,” she says.

Get lost in Jhené’s world below:

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Alicia Keys Throws ‘Coming to America’ Birthday Bash for Swizz Beatz

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Alicia Keys might be the best wife ever! The soon-to-be mother-of-two threw her husband Swizz Beatz a legendary 36th birthday party fit for a king on Thursday night.

The R&B songstresss brought Africa to Capitale NYC, modeling the extravagant bash after Eddie Murphy’s 1988 classic comedy Coming to America.  The star-studded guest list included Diddy, DMX, Busta Rhymes, Naomi Campbell, A$AP Ferg, Carmelo and La La Anthony, and Swizz’ ex-wife Mashonda.

His royal highness took his seat in a throne on stage surrounded by family, while a pregnant Alicia made her grand entrance in a white gown, walking across the dance floor to the beat of tribal dancers.

“My party was Epic thx to all my fam & Friends for a timeless moment. I’m still in shock,” said Swizz, who is expecting his second child with Alicia in December.

See more photos from the royal affair below:

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Behind The Scenes: Jennifer Hudson Working with Pharrell

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Jennifer Hudson is prepping for the release of her third studio album JHUD, in stores September 23.  Today, the multi award winning singer/actress gives fans another look behind-the-scenes of her recording process, this time working with the “Happy” hitmaker himself – Pharrell Williams.

“It’s like being in a Pharrell class, and learning from him,” explained Jen. “It’s all about the feeling and that’s where our connection comes from,” she continued.

The Chicago natives new album has spawned the singles “Walk It Out,” “Dangerous,” “It’s Your World” featuring R. Kelly and the Pharrell-produced “I Can’t Describe” featuring T.I.

Check out her session with Skateboard P below:

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