When the BBC Sound of 2014 longlist was announced last month, familiar names like Chance The Rapper, Sam Smith and Sampha popped up… as did Chlöe Howl, an 18-year-old U.K. artist who has earned comparisons to Lily Allen due to her intensely clever singles "No Strings" and "Rumour."
Any lingering doubts that Ellie Goulding is not ultra-cool should be squashed with the arrival of the "Goodness Gracious" music video, which shows the U.K. songstress dancing in light-up shoes, partying with futuristic-looking pals and even skateboarding with ease.
Trevor Dahl, the Atlantic Records singer-songwriter known as Plug In Stereo, is kicking off the new year with the "A Little Peace" EP, featuring the charming single "To Be Wanted" (featuring Megan & Liz). "A Little Peace" is set to officially arrive on Jan. 7, but fans can hear the project in full right now, exclusively on Billboard.com.
Foster The People was mostly absent from the music scene in 2013, but this year will not be as quiet for Mark Foster and co.: "We're back," the trio posted to Twitter on Tuesday (Dec. 31), along with a teaser video that gave fans a "glimpse of 2014."
"Dirty Love" is the least candy-colored song on Ke$ha's sophomore album "Warrior," and accordingly, the music video for the pop star's latest single -- which doubles as Ke$ha's directorial debut! -- is gritty, darkly lit and unapologetic in its confetti-strewn sexiness.