Marcus Canty may have gotten his big break on 'X Factor,' but he's quickly on his way to establishing himself as a bonafide R&B star. The super suave and equally as funny crooner recently stopped by the PopCrush office to discuss his forthcoming EP, slated for release on Oct. 30, and the upcoming season of 'X Factor.' He also partook in a game of Pop the Question, showing off some serious dart skills and answering some embarrassing questions for our enjoyment.
Oh to be young and in love! With a heaping helping of talent and determination, lots of Internet buzz, and music mogul L.A. Reid in their corner, Karmin have become one of 2012's breakout performers. PopCrush hung out with the band during their performance at Los Angeles' thriving outdoor plaza The Grove, as they prepared to open the evening for former 'American Idol' winner Jordin Sparks.
Rita Ora normally sports scarlet-stained lips with her unruly, blond locks, but for our interview she went with a more neutral palette paired with a Mickey Mouse graphic dress and her signature black Jordans. She was discussing how she was going to have it "rain" streamers into the crowd for her VEVO Lift gig -- a taped performance happening in less than five hours and was to be held at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City. It was a technicality that needed more than a day's worth of planning, but we stayed tight-lipped. What we did notice was her unwavering ease at the issue. You'd think she was a seasoned performer in the business with that sort of confidence, or maybe she's good at convincing us she's been in the game for awhile.
Before Mariah Carey dropped her brand new single 'Triumphant' today, she chatted with media members about the song via conference call, which PopCrush was fortunate enough to be a part of. Carey sounded beyond pleased with her new track and well, she should be, since it's pretty much classic Mariah Carey, modernized by Maybach Music Group's Rick Ross and Meek Mill.
"This is my sanctuary -- this is my home. This is where I feel most comfortable." Jason Derulo is seated like a king at the epicenter of a rented studio in Burbank that is encased with a simple, yet modern aesthetic -- black leather sofas and muted-colored walls, a switchboard only used by the elite producers, and glass windows dividing the studio from the adjacent sound booth. Dim lighting hovers over us, but Derulo's demeanor is anything but dark.
Electronic dance music is hot. David Guetta is topping the charts worldwide, Skrillex is winning Grammys and Deadmau5 is big enough to feud with Madonna. But Avicii (real name Tim Bergling) is on the road to outshine them all. He’s also smart enough to make friends with the Material Girl, who introduced Ultra Music Festival goers to the 22-year-old before his set.