#AMAZING: Jinkx Monsoon covers Radiohead’s “Creep”

Jinkx Monsoon "Creep"

While the rest of the web talks about Kim Kardashian balancing a champagne flute on her ass (which, despite her protestations, doesn't require any talent. I should know: I can balance a champagne flute on my ass too, and lord knows I have zero talent), let's talk about something far less depressing: Jinkx Monsoon covered Radiohead's "Creep" on her record, The Inevitable Album, and she just released the music video–it's AMAZING. I don't mean MORE

Annie Lennox previews tracks from ‘Nostalgia’

Annie Lennox / Nostalgia

Last week I had the privilege of attending a private and very fancy listening party held at Hollywood Forever Cemetery's Masonic Lodge (such a perfectly cool and spooky venue) for music legend and icon, Annie Lennox's sixth studio album–Nostalgia, due out in October. Once I received the invite, there was no question in my mind, I had to attend this. I've been huge fan of Annie's for over thirty years now, I still remember seeing the music MORE

Watch Demi Lovato slay Rihanna’s “Stay”

Demi Lovato

Last night I went to my very first Demi Lovato show, and girlfriend seriously took my breath away! It was titled The Demi Lovato Experience and was put on by 2vlive (the home of live and on demand digital concert broadcasts), and was streamed on the web for all of the many Lovatics around the entire world to get to see their Demi in top-notch action. It was held at downtown Los Angeles' Belasco Theatre, complete with a little reception before MORE

Fiona Apple covers Willy Wonka’s “Pure Imagination”


Just when you thought you couldn't love Fiona Apple any more than you already do, here she is covering "Pure Imagination" from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The song, when combined with some absolutely spell-binding animation, makes for one of the best videos you'll see all day, even if it is just a commercial for Chipotle and their new smartphone game. MORE

Cookie Monster covers Icona Pop!

Cookie Monster

The gang over at PBS' long-running kids show Sesame Street is gearing up for their 44th season (with celebrity guests such as Charlize Theron, Usher, and Henry Cavill) which kicks off next month on September 16th, and to celebrate here's Cookie Monster doing his own version of Swedish pop duo Icona Pop's super smash hit, "I Love It." Check out Cookie Monster's "Me Want It (But Me Wait)" (of course he's talking cookies and self-control) video MORE

Emeli Sandé covers Beyoncé for ‘The Great Gatsby’

Emeli Sandé "Crazy In Love"

Yesterday, we posted Beyoncé's moody cover of Amy Winehouse's "Back to Black" for The Great Gatsby (in theaters May 10th) soundtrack (via Interscope Records). Well, in the interest of fairness, Beyoncé had her hit song "Crazy In Love" covered for the movie by Emeli Sandé, who puts a jazzy swing to it. Not gonna lie, I could listen to this all day long, it's that good. MORE

Lana Del Rey covers Leonard Cohen

Lana Del Rey

So apparently this weekend is Easter, which threw me for a loop because ... well, isn't that usually in April? And we're in March? This is global warming's fault, isn't it? Either way, tomorrow is Good Friday, so we're taking the long weekend off. In the meantime, here's Lana Del Rey's new music video for her cover of Leonard Cohen's 1974 song "Chelsea Hotel #2." Happy egg-pooping bunny day! MORE

Vin Diesel also covered Rihanna …

Vin Diesel

We've already had a great cover of Rihanna today, so here on the other side of the scale is actor Vin Diesel, performing RiRi's latest single "Stay" for Valentine's Day. Once again: Vin Diesel singing a Rihanna song. This is what happens when he's not working on a Fast & Furious movie. MORE

Jessie Ware covers Rihanna’s “Diamonds”

Jessie Ware

Just because I'm absolutely in love with her music, here's Jessie Ware covering Rihanna's hit song "Diamonds" (written by Sia) for BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge. It's a more stripped down version of the original, but I think it works a little bit better because of it. MORE

Sia covers Rihanna’s “Diamonds”


When I first heard Rihanna's number one song "Diamonds," I couldn't help but feel like it had certain vocal flourishes reminiscent of Sia. (Specifically, the hiccuping "Shine bright like a diamond.") Turns out, I was right about that part: the song was originally written by Sia, who's fast becoming one of the most reliably proficient singer/songwriters out there. So here she is covering "Diamonds" for herself, and to be honest, I think she MORE

Preview: ‘Glee’ covers “Call Me Maybe”

Darren Criss - Glee

Just one more day until the new season of Glee starts! I know, weird huh? New characters, new locations for some of the veterans ... after a spotty third season, this may be the creative jolt the show could use. Anyway, after a summer hiatus, the show is coming back with a cover of Carly Rae Jepsen's smash hit "Call Me Maybe," which -- if I'm reading the synopsis right -- will serve as the group's audition for "The New Rachel." Personally, my MORE

Presented w/o comment: Katy Perry covers ‘N****s in Paris’

Katy Perry

Watch Katy Perry cover N****s in Paris from Kanye West and Jay-Z's album Watch the Throne. WTF?! MORE

Florence and the Machine: Take Care

Florence and the Machine - Take Care

OMG! This is the best cover! Catch Florence and the Machine taking on hottie Drake's latest single Take Care (featuring Rihanna) which also serves as the title track for his totally stellar sophomore album! I've been obsessed with the song upon first hearing it a couple of weeks ago, Florence Welch does such an amazing job with the track which is definitely bound to be a number one hit for Drizzy and RiRi! MORE

Allison Jayne: Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)

Allison Jayne

Happy Friday everyone! This is such the perfect video to post this evening, it's a totally kick-ass cover of Katy Perry's latest single Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) by local Los Angeles rapper/musician Allison Jayne. I totally fell in love with this and simply had to share it here on PopBytes. If you like this (which you definitely will) be sure to check out Allison's cover of Lady Gaga's Hair! MORE