DANCE

Jennifer Lopez Told She’d Never Sing or Dance For a Living: How She Beat the Odds

Critics once told Jennifer Lopez she’d never make it as a singer or dancer. They were right. She’s not the best singer, or dancer. But she is the total package. Here’s how she put it all together to become a star. The “On the Floor” entertainer posted a motivational video on social media, revealing how she beat the odds to become, not only a singer and dancer, but actress as well....

Improbable Songwriter Mike Greenly Ready to Pen Another Dance Hit

Mike Greenly is probably best known as the world’s first “interactive journalist” but he’s had a second career all along as a songwriter. He’s now working with the likes of producer Tony Moran and vocalist Jason Walker. In fact, he penned Walker’s No. 1 dance record “Say Yes.” Now 72 and residing in New York City, Greenly is still writing speeches for the likes of Exxon/Mobil and Tito’s Vodka, but his songwriting is also continuing to flourish....

Tony Moran Steps From the Booth to the Stage With New Double Album

Tony Moran has put the beat in dance for some of the biggest names in pop music. But the top-ranked DJ and Grammy-nominated producer and remixer will step onto the stage himself with next month’s release of his 28-track double album titled moodswings. He’s worked on top dance hits with such artists as Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Madonna, Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Rihanna, Mary J Blige, Janet Jackson and Jennifer Lopez....

Selena Gomez Dances Like She’s on Ecstasy Bender in Zedd’s New Video

Selena Gomez puts collaborator and rumored boyfriend, Zedd, on the map with a sexy performance in his new “I Want You to Know” video. Zedd takes a cameo role while Selena turns club girl. The 22-year-old singer and actress dances like there’s no tomorrow, sashays through various club scenes and engages in a little self love. She also sings. Zedd, real name Anton Zaslavski is a classically trained Russian musician, music producer and rumored boyfriend....

Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Hit Voice With Hollaback Throwback (watch!)

Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams, the newest coaches on ABC’s “The Voice,” gave a glimpse of what they’ll bring to the show last night (May 6) with a kickin’ rendition of Stefani’s 2004 hit, “Hollaback Girl.” The song has a lot of meaning for both. The song appeared on Stefani’s debut solo album, Love. Angel. Music. Baby and Pharrell co-wrote it with her and Chad Hugo....

Koo Koo Kanga Roo’s Dance Music Happily Confuses Everybody (video)

Koo Koo Kanga Roo ought to appeal to anyone who wants both escapism and energy in their music. Described as both “the Beastie Boys meets Sesame Street” and an “interactive dance party duo,” Bryan and Neil create musical performance art for fans of artists like Canned Hamm, JP Incorporated and Neil Hamburger. It can be debated whether Koo Koo Kanga Roo makes non-offensive kids music that adults can get behind (a la “Yo Gabba Gabba”)....

Lady Gaga, Christina Aguilera Duet on ‘Do What U Want’ (listen!)

Christina Aguilera lent her power vocals in a duet with Lady Gaga from Gaga’s third studio album, Artpop. The song was originally released featuring R. Kelly, but the ladies give it an entirely different vibe on the studio recording released last night (Dec. 31). The album’s seventh track has been described variously as synthpop and R&B with an overlay of ’80s-style synths and electronic dance beats....

Britney Spears Scores First Vegas Wardrobe Malfunction (watch!)

Britney Spears is hardly into the first week of her residency in Las Vegas and she’s already scored her first wardobe malfunction. She nearly ended up performing topless when her body suit came unsnapped. During the second night of her residency at the Planet Hollywood Casino, Spears was in the middle of a dance routine when something went wrong....

Britney Spears Rushes Out Fully Mastered ‘Work Bitch’ After Leak

Britney Spears jumped back out ahead of the Internet, releasing the official version of her new single “Work Bitch,” after a bootleg copy went viral over the weekend. She called the earlier version “low quality.” The new release comes on the heels of news that Spears has wrapped up a two-year deal to perform at the Planet Hollywood hotel for a reported $15 million a year....

Ke$ha Dabbles in Orgy, Black Arts for 'Die Young' Video (watch!)

Ke$ha is still the party girl, except she sinks to new levels of depravity in her latest video for her song “Die Young.” She’s best known for her club anthems and this song continues in that tradition with a darker spin. The 25-year-old singer dabbles in black magic, gunplay, Satanism and sexual depravity after she kicks down the door to an abandoned church. The part quickly devolves into an orgy although no sensitive parts are exposed....