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Video of the WeeK: Sia – Chandelier

Maddie Ziegler, an 11-year-old cast member on Lifetime’s “Dance Moms,” delivers a jaw-dropping performance in Sia’s new “Chandelier” video. The talented preteen’s moves help explain the video’s popularity on the Web. In just a matter of days, it has scored more than 3 million views on YouTube. Sia, who remains off camera, deserves attention, too. The 38-year-old Aussie may be best known for the songs she’s written for others. Beyoncé’s hit “Pretty Hurts” and Rihanna’s “Diamonds” are both on her résumé. This time, it’s Sia’s turn at the microphone, while Ziegler — wearing a Sia-like blond wig — energetically jumps, kicks, and twirls around a creepy, rundown house. Critics have raved about the video, which was also co-directed by Sia. “It’s one of the best videos I’ve seen so far this year,” Dee Lockett wrote forSlate. “Sia’s ‘Chandelier’ video might have the best dance routine of the year,” Time posted. “We have already been pushing Sia’s ‘Chandelier’ as an early contender for Song of the Summer, and now that the full video has arrived we’re even that much more in love,” added VH1. The video is an unlikely — but impressive — collaboration. — Claudine Zap (@zapkidd) Yahoo!

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Ladies Making Moves: Beyoncé, Letoya Luckett, Fantasia, Coco O., Ciara and others

letoyad-2+ Letoya Luckett, Alexandra Burke and Adrienne Bailon are the spokesmodels for AJ Crimson Beauty “Beauty Is” campaign {The YBF}

beyonce + Beyoncé showcases her cute swimsuit collaboration with H&M {Vogue UK & The YBF}

+ Folks can’t get enough of Fantasia’s new track, “Without Me,” featuring Kelly Rowland and Missy Elliott, from her upcoming album, Side Effects Of You: {SoundCloud}

ciara-cover+ Ciara finally unveils album cover and tracklisting {The Life Files}

+ Great Gatsby Soundtrack features a slew of songstresses: Fergie, Lana Del Rey , Florence + The Machine, Coco O. of Quadron, Emeli Sandé, and Sia. Listen to the sampler:

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Creepy Music Video Series: David Guetta’s ‘She Wolf (Falling To Pieces)’ Featuring Sia

The next installment in our Creepy Music Video series is David Guetta’s She Wolf (Falling To Pieces)” featuring Sia. In most films, wolves want the taste of human flesh at the sight of a full moon. But in this video, the wolf is the victim running away from heartless hunters set on slaughtering her. She then protects herself in a way you wouldn’t expect:

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