What Will Be the Song of Summer? Check Out These 5 Hot Tunes (Video)

Rita Ora, Rihanna Are Early Frontrunners

UK Singer Rita Ora is in the running for song of the summer. See who else has hot tunes. (Photo: Shape)

Every summer a song captures the attention of everyone. It plays round the clock on radio and is on the lips of music fans everywhere. So which artist will capture the crown this summer? Here are five top contenders.


Lorde Pop Music Spiral Confirmed by New Song 'Perfect Places' (listen)

New Sound, Album Inspired by Heartbreak

Lorde has released her latest song, Perfect Places, a dreamy pop ballad. Listen! (Photo: Lorde)

Lorde has released her promised song, “Perfect Places,” a dreamy ballad that confirms her spiral into pop music. The song is from her widely anticipated sophomore album Melodrama. Say goodbye to indie-rock.


Katy Perry, Unfazed by Terror Attack, Charts UK, Europe Tour (See Dates!)

Suicide Bomber Hit Ariana Grande UK Concert

Katy Perry will take her Witness tour to England and Europe in defiance of ISIS terrorists. (Photo: Katy Perry/Instagram)

Katy Perry is refusing to let a recent terror attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Britain, derail her “Witness” tour. She announced the details, including tour stops starting this month in England.


Lorde Teases New Song Release; Talks Breakup Tunes on New Album

Latest Song From 'Melodrama' Drops June 6

Lorde, the New Zealand singer, debuted new music off her upcoming album at the Coachella Music & Arts festival over the weekend. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Lorde, the New Zealand singing sensation, is teaseing plans to drop a new song on Friday (June 6) from her widely anticipated sophomore album Melodrama. Her debut album, 2013’s Pure Heroine was an international success.


Chris Brown Has Story to Tell in 'Welcome to My Life' Documentary

Promises 'Long-Awaited Answers' About Career

Chris Brown has a story to tell and he’s going to set the record straight in a new documentary movie this summer. (Photo: Fathom Events)

Chris Brown is set to tell all about his music passion, his tumultuous relationships and the pitfalls of coming of age in the public eye in a new documentary, “Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life.” Is this a place we really want to go?


Harry Styles to Open World Tour as Solo Act in San Francisco This Fall

First One Directioner to Hit the Road Solo

Harry Styles, of boyband One Direction, announced today he’s launching his first solo World tour in the fall. (Photo: Getty)

Harry Styles, the One Direction boy bander, will take his hair and hit the road as a solo act this fall, kicking off his world tour in San Francisco. He’ll be supporting his debut solo album, which includes his new single “Sign of the Times.”


Is Lana Del Rey Recycling the Same Lyrics Over and Over Again? (video!)

Same Words Appear in Three Different Songs

Lana Del Rey Lust for Life

Lana Del Rey considers herself a songwriter, but she seems to be at a loss for lyrics and ideas. She’s recycled the same words in three different songs. (Photo: Getty)

Lana Del Rey released a new audio video for her song “Lust for Life.” It’s already racked up nearly 7 million views on YouTube–and some pretty heated criticism. It seems the singer is recycling the same, or nearly the same lyrics, over and over again.


Alternative Rock Crown Slips; Lorde More Pop, Less Filling (watch!)

Sings 'Green Light,' 'Liability' in SNL Debut

Lorde made her debut on Saturday Night Live with two songs off her new album. Has she gone more commercial? (Photo: ScreenCap)

Lorde, who broke all the rules with her debut studio album, Pure Heroine, appears to be falling back in line with her latest set, Melodrama. Her two new songs, “Green Light” and “Liability,” veer into pop commercialism.


Meghan Trainor Adds Some Pop to Sony Smurf Movie (See New Video!)

Adds Girl-Power Anthem to Animated Film

Meghan Trainor lends her vocals to Sony’s new Smurf movie with her new song ‘I’m a Lady.’ See the Video! (Photo: ScreenCap)

Meghan Trainor, who went from YouTube sensation to the top of the charts, released a full video today (Mar. 3) for her song “I’m a Lady.” She lends her vocals and the song to Sony’s latest animated Smurf movie, “Smurfs: The Lost Village”


Lana Del Ray Takes Another Dream Ride in 'Love' Music Video (see!)

Life Imitates a Burning Cigarette for Singer

Lana Del Rey takes another dreamy trip in the new video for her song ‘Love.’ Life it seems is like a burning cigarette. (Photo: Getty)

Lana Del Rey has been under the radar for over a year, but that doesn’t mean she hasn’t been busy. She dropped a new video for her song “Love” over the weekend. The good news for fans is she’s still lost in a surreal dreamland where life imitates a burning cigarette.


Debbie Harry Ready to Become Pop's Grand Dame With New Album (video)

Still Has Moves, Hair, That Made Her Famous

Debbie Harry is still going strong at 71 with a new video and a new album ‘Pollinator’ due out next month. (Photo: Getty)

Debbie Harry, who makes Madonna look like a mere child, is ready to re-establish her reign as a pop goddess at the age of 71. She looks fit and fab in a new video for her song “Fun” off her upcoming album “Pollinator.”


Ed Sheeran Sings Two Songs Off New Album '÷' (Divide) on SNL (See!)

Castle on the Hill, Shape of You Featured

Ed Sheeran performed two new songs, “Castle On The Hill” and “Shape Of You” on Saturday Night Live. Both tunes are off his new album “÷” ‘Divide.’ (Photo:ScreenCap)

Ed Sheeran, the English singer and songwriter who has brought folk-rock back into the mainstream, sang his new song, “Castle on the Hill,” for the first time on television last night on “Saturday Nigh Live.” The tune is off his new album “÷” Divide.


Celine Dion Will Take Time Off From Vegas to Coach on The Voice (video)

Joining Gwen Stefani on Season 12 of NBC Show

Celine Dion will be joining Gwen Stefani on NBC’s ‘The Voice’ in season 12 this year. Expect a lot of cool synergy. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Celine Dion, the Canadian mega-star will be appearing on “The Voice” as a mentor for Gween Stefani’s later this year. Stefani is expected to reprise her role as a coach on the talent reality show. Celine will mentor singers.


Beyoncé Rules World, Leads British NME Awards Nominations (Video)

Still an International Music Superpower

Beyonce is the Queen of Britannia. She leads nominations for the British NME Awards.   (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Beyonce is the Queen of Britannia. She leads nominations for the British NME Awards. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Beyoncé proved she’s still a music superpower after scoring five nominations for VO5 NME Awards, the most of any artist on either side of the Atlantic. And in a special kick, Donald Trump is up again for “Villain of the Year.”


Lady Gaga Goes Back to Dance Floor for New Perfect Illusion Video (see!)

Ditches High Concept for High Energy Theme

Lady Gaga returns to the dance floor in her new Perfect Illusion video. She goes back to her roots for her comeback. (Photo: Lady Gaga)

Lady Gaga returns to the dance floor in her new ‘Perfect Illusion’ video. She goes back to her roots for her comeback. (Photo: Lady Gaga)

Lady Gaga dropped the high-concept themes that characterized previous videos and returned to her roots–the dance floor–for her new “Perfect Illusions” video. The dance tune has a hard-rock edge, and she tears it up stomping like a true punk rocker.