Aux Cord: You’re Invited To Sofi Tukker’s World Party

Welcome to AUX CORD, TRL’s weekly playlist feature celebrating the latest and greatest in music. Each week, someone in the TRL orbit will be providing you with a completely custom playlist starring their current sonic faves. This week, TRL alums Sofi Tukker are highlighting great bands from around the world because “vibes transcend borders.” Here are some of their faves below, in their own words. Welcome to the WORLD PARTY!

  • Such a jam by this Italian artist.

  • Just got introduced to this artist by our Colombian sound guy and we are obsessed.

  • This Brazilian jam hits hard.

  • This mix between Branko and Batuk’s styles is amazing. Portuguese meets South Africa meets everywhere.

  • Also Colombian and good friends of ours, this song is all about the world vibes.

  • One of our favorites by this Belgian-Congolese rapper.

  • This is a TUNE. These guys are from Paris.

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Justin Timberlake Opens Up About Janet Jackson And The Infamous Wardrobe Malfunction

Justin Timberlake might be performing at Super Bowl LII, but the shadow of “Nipplegate” will color his 2018 halftime performance. Almost fourteen years ago at Super Bowl XXXVIII, Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson were involved in an infamous wardrobe malfunction.

While Timberlake’s name and career largely continued unscathed, many have voiced concern about the impact it had on Janet’s career and the hypocrisy of the NFL welcoming Timberlake back with open arms. In an interview with Zane Lowe for Beats 1, Justin discusses speaking with Janet after the incident and how he handled the situation.

“Naturally, that’s something we talked about,” said Timberlake. “To be honest, it’s like it wasn’t too much of a conversation. It’s just one of those things where you go like, yeah what do you want me to say, we’re not going to do that again.”

Timberlake continued to give more context to how he handled the scandal.

“I stumbled through it. You know to to be quiet honest. Like I had my wires crossed and it’s just something that you have to look back on and go like, Ok, well you know, you can’t change what’s happened but you can move forward and learn from it.”

During the interview, Timberlake also opens up about a question that has racked fans’ brains since Justified. Why didn’t Timberlake and The Neptunes work together more frequently?

“Clipse was signed to Jive Records, which I was signed to,” said Justin. “I don’t know what went on with their deal, but I do remember that Pharrell was very adamant about getting them out of the deal. So it became from my understanding, it became challenging for him to work with any Jive artist at that point.”

Clipse was a Virginia group that were childhood friends of Pharrell and Chad Hugo. The rap group navigated numerous label issues over the course of their career. They appeared on “Like I Love You” from Justin’s debut.

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Finn Wolfhard And Ansel Elgort Are Officially Joining Forces On The Big Screen

The stars have finally aligned! Finn Wolfhard is taking his stunning 2017 successes with Stranger Things and It and joining Golden Globe-nominee Ansel Elgort for the upcoming film adaptation of The Goldfinch.

Based on Donna Tartt’s best-selling novel of the same name, Elgort reportedly signed onto the project this past October to play the lead role of Theo, a young man who survives a terrorist bombing in an art museum that kills his mother, then moves through a series of adventures and misadventures as he gets acquainted with his new reality.

According to new reports, Wolfhard has landed the role of Young Boris, a Ukrainian student who bonds with Elgort’s Theo after finding they’ve both lost their mothers, but who ends up being a bad influence by introducing Theo to the vices of drugs and alcohol.

Even though Wolfhard’s character isn’t going to be the brightest light for Elgort’s character, we fully anticipate that these two will hit it off in real life. In fact, here’s photographic evidence from the 2017 MTV Movie TV Awards that they already have.

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Here’s hoping their experience with this film leads to a series of Calpurnia x Ansolo collaborations.

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Camila Cabello Thought She Was Going To Die The Night Before Her Album Release

Camila Cabello’s debut album dropped in all its wildly emotional glory last week, but Cabello almost didn’t live to see its arrival. Yep, seriously.

In a wide-ranging new interview on Beats 1, the singer told Zane Lowe that the night before her album release, she was staying in a New York City hotel and facing a 4 a.m. wakeup call the next morning. She decided to head to bed at a sensible time, but the excitement of the big day left her tossing and turning the entire night.

“My heart was beating so fast,” she said. “I would just try to go to sleep, and then I would just get my phone and I’d be like, ‘Did it come out yet?’”

In her restless state, an unexpected disturbance in her hotel room left Cabello thinking that she was in actual, life-or-death danger.

“I was trying to go to sleep and this lady came in, and she scared the bejeezus out of me,” she said. “I thought that I was having a nightmare. She was like, ‘Hello?’ I was so scared. I was like, ‘This is it. This is it. This is my last day and I didn’t even get to see my album come out.’”

Thankfully, the mysterious woman turned out to be a hotel housekeeper, and, as we all know by now, Cabello did indeed live to see Camila hit shelves. Great thing, too, because the album has earned rave reviews and hit No. 1 in 100 countries on iTunes. What a time to be alive (key word: alive).

Check out Cabello’s full interview with Lowe here, during which she reveals she wrote “In the Dark” about an unidentified famous guy and says she’d love to rework “Never Be the Same” into a country song with Sam Hunt.

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Is Natalie Killing Her Own Chance At Challenge Greatness?

Natalie, a wide-eyed Challenge newbie, has proven to be the game’s unlikely top dog on the women’s side of the game. But will her method of strategy land her, mistakenly, in the doghouse?

On tonight’s Vendettas episode — Cory freshly eliminated from the game by Nelson — the game’s remaining competitors were tasked with putting their penchant for hashtagging to the test. In “#Vendettas,” players would have to race around a hashtag-shaped platform raised 30 feet in the air while planting a series of hashtag-shaped puzzle pieces on other competitors’ home bases. Once a player successfully planted four pieces and made it back to his or her home base, time would be stopped, and the top three performers of the day would be named members of the Troika, and would decide on one woman to nominate to The Ring. Sadly, the injured Melissa — who had to sit out the day’s mission because of a foot injury — had already been sentenced by default.

While Sylvia put up a huge showing and shook up one of the ladies’ heats, it was Natalie who outperformed all others. In the process, she became the first — and so far only — woman to be named to The Troika, and banked $12,500 in the process.

“Little Natalie, bouncing around like she’s got one of these things built in her backyard, it’s impressive,” Johnny Bananas, Natalie’s wise choice for ally/partner-in-flirtation, observed.

Still, what came next impressed Natalie’s fellow competitors a little less. As Natalie and fellow Troika members Devin and Johnny Bananas moved toward The Inquisition, Natalie took it upon herself to pull aside Veronica and Kailah — the two players she saw as having the most political capital — to try to strike deals. But both vets saw Natalie’s move as clumsy and a little insincere.

“I think Natalie is a very calculated girl,” Veronica said. “I like to keep quiet. I definitely don’t go around and try to intimidate people. It’s gonna bite you in the ass.”

And Kailah agreed.

“I wasn’t sure if she was threatening me, if she was making sure that I wasn’t coming after her, not that I would ever admit that to her face,” she said. “I don’t understand what the point of it was. I feel like it was a negative thing for her to do.”

Still, unwitting to the dissent, Natalie insisted she was making the right moves.

“I did come in saying that I was going to play really cutthroat, and not care,” she said. “[But] I’m not a villain.”

Either way, now that The Troika’s named Natalie’s conceivable pals Alicia and Kam into The Inquisition, Natalie’s forfeited the ability to fly under the radar. So what’ll happen next?

What do you think — was it a mistake for Natalie to schmooze the way she did with Veronica and Kailah, and is she unwittingly making enemies? Or, is she still in control, and is Kailah overstating Natalie’s errors? Share your thoughts, and see what happens when Vendettas returns next Tuesday at 9/8c!

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Finn Wolfhard’s Band Calpurnia Debut New Music At ‘Inspiring’ New York Show

On Friday night (January 12), Calpurnia brought an army of impassioned teenage girls — and a few famous young faces — to Brooklyn for their first big gig since signing with indie label Royal Mountain Records late last year. Led by Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard, the Vancouver foursome played an electric 40-minute set, a one-off stop featuring a handful of new originals as well as a few lively covers. But the sold-out show wasn’t just a testament to Wolfhard’s star power or his fans’ (and their parents’) commitment; it was a commanding debut. And a hell of a lot of fun, too.

Wolfhard set the tone for the night before a single note was even played. “Let’s everyone take a deep breath and compose yourselves,” he told the screaming crowd. “And just chill.” Of course that was easier said than done. For the 15-year-old frontman, this is the new normal — the screaming, the cameras, and the constant inability for anyone caught in his orbit to maintain their chill. But where some might shrink away from all the attention, Wolfhard shines — or at least he knows how to channel it into a cool, confident stage presence.

“First of all, I want to thank the moms who brought all these girls here,” he said following the band’s easy-going opener, an original called “Louis” (or “Louie”) that had Wolfhard shouting “I feel cold” in the chorus and bassist Jack Anderson playing the claves. With “Wasting Time,” another original, Calpurnia brought their fun-loving energy to the same intimate venue that’s housed some of their blissed-out indie idols, like Twin Peaks and Mac DeMarco. It also gave lead guitarist Ayla Tesler-Mabe an opportunity to shred, proving herself to be the band’s secret — and most essential — weapon.

The moody “Greyhound” showcased their sharpest lyrics, as Wolfhard’s voice floated through heartbreak while drummer Malcolm Craig maintained a punchy beat. Upstairs in the balcony, It‘s Sophia Lillis, Stranger ThingsGaten Matarazzo, and Jaden and Willow Smith bobbed their heads to the rhythm.

Meanwhile, another energetic original tune found the teenage frontman instructing the crowd to put their “phones down [and] flashes off” mid-song before the beat swiftly changed to something slower and more psychedelic. Wolfhard’s repeated efforts to get the audience to chill and live in the moment were commendable, though not always successful. “I get it. I was in a TV show,” he said, referring to his role as Mike Wheeler on the Netflix phenomenon. “But I’m not in a TV show now.”

Calpurnia also mixed things up with a few covers: Pixies’ “Where Is My Mind,” Weezer’s “El Scorcho” (or “El Fucking Scorcho,” because sometimes even Wolfhard has no chill), Velvet Underground’s “Here She Comes Now” — which Wolfhard dedicated to Lou Reed and Hulk Hogan — and Twin Peaks’ “Butterfly.” (Twin Peaks’ own Cadien Lake James produced the band’s debut EP, which is set to drop later this year.) Even some connectivity issues during “El Scorcho” couldn’t kill Calpurnia’s vibe — or derail Tesler-Mabe’s technical prowess. Her soulful shredding was so earth-shattering during the band’s encore number, an extremely upbeat and catchy original called “City Boy,” that Wolfhard himself bowed down to her at the song’s end.

And that artistry didn’t go unnoticed by their teenage fans, many of whom filed out of the venue in a euphoric daze while their parents stood in line for merch (which included a black t-shirt with the words “Vinyl Forever” written in the now-iconic Stranger Things font across the chest). “It’s just amazing to see someone your age play,” Sierra, 15, told MTV News after the show. “They’re really inspiring.” Her friend Danielle, 16, added, “There’s not many bands out there that are around my age, so it’s really cool.”

For New Jersey teen Kelsey, who also plays guitar, watching Tesler-Mabe on that stage was especially captivating. “It gives me a lot of hope,” she said. “I was crying the whole time,” her friend Natalia, 15, added. “It was so good.”

Best friends Emma, 16, and Chloe, 16, drove four-and-a-half hours from Maryland to catch the show. “Ayla is super talented,” Emma said. “I was watching videos on her Instagram a few months ago, and I was just blown away with how incredible she is.” As for the band’s onstage chemistry, Chloe said, “I felt like they were having a lot of fun. It wasn’t forced or anything either.”

If you’re 15 and you’re playing a sold-out show in Brooklyn with your best friends, and it doesn’t feel exhilarating — even through the missteps — then there’s something wrong. Luckily for Calpurnia and their fans, the real fun is only just beginning.

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Justin Timberlake Thinks You Should Listen To His New Album Outdoors

Justin Timberlake brought sexy back, but can he bring, or better yet, fling country into the future? The latest behind-the-scenes video for Timberlake’s fifth studio album, Man of the Woods, is baffling.

The songs Justin previews sound like Daft Punk and Bon Iver had a picnic in the woods catered by Jamiroquai. Justin keeps dancing in vague wilderness settings. Pharrell does that thing where he hypes artists up in only the way Skateboard P knows how.

The video is epic as it should be, but the crowning jewel of the visual is hearing Timberlake describe the record in very Timberlakey ways. His quotes are like Pitchfork Mad Libs sprinkled with a hint of the current all-American zeitgeist.

Here are some of the best quotes from the behind-the-scenes video:

“I guess I would describe it as modern Americana with 808s.”

“It’s meant to be heard outside even more than inside, I believe.”

“You talk about those, like, Southern guitars and that sound that feels like heritage. That is me exercising my love for where I came from.”

Man of the Woods is set for release on February 2.

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‘No Longer Together’: Teen Mom 2 Couple Briana DeJesus And Javi Marroquin Split

A Teen Mom 2 couple is no more.

Briana DeJesus and Javi Marroquin — who revealed they were dating in October and celebrated his birthday together last month — have parted ways. The mother of two revealed the relationship update in an Instagram photo below and elaborated on the split to Blasting News.

“Javi and I are not together anymore,” Bri stated. “Our future just doesn’t line up. He doesn’t want me to get my surgery for a breast lift, lipo, and tummy tuck (which I’m doing in two weeks) because it’ll look bad on his name at work. Also, I don’t plan on moving in with him in the summer and for these reasons, he broke up with me.”

She continued about Lincoln’s father: “I have no bad things to say to about him. He wanted a wife and home right now and I didn’t see a reason to rush. I wish him the best going forward, and I am sad things panned out this way, but this is where things currently stand. Again, we are no longer together.”

Offer your supportive words for Briana and Javi in the comments.

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[Spoiler] Is Pregnant Again On Teen Mom OG

Amber, Farrah, Catelynn and Maci have discussed expanding their families since Teen Mom OG returned — and the latter two women welcomed brand-new additions since 2015. Now, there’s another baby on the way, as evidenced during tonight’s brand-new episode. So who is expecting?

Amber and her beau Andrew (who recently met his girlfriend’s ex Gary and her daughter Leah) vacationed together in Hawaii, but the Indiana native complained that she wasn’t feeling well as they explored the Aloha State. Her symptoms: Vomiting and fatigue.

“Is this how it felt before when you were pregnant with Leah?” Andrew asked Amber in their hotel, as she held a pregnancy test box (watch it above).

Her response: “Absolutely.”

The two then reviewed the instructions, and off Amber retreated to the bathroom.

“I’m nervous,” she revealed, behind closed doors. Shortly after, she emerged and stated “Oh, s**t,” as she handed Andrew the stick.

And of course, that’s how the installment ended (but we saw a preview for next week’s episode which gives us the answer to the result). So how did they react? Be sure to watch Teen Mom OG next Monday to find out.

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And They’re Off: The Jersey Shore Gang Is Going On A Family Vacation To…

Eight years ago, the Jersey Shore guys/gals went down south for some drama fun in the sun. And now, this same spot serves as the destination for their upcoming family vacation! Presenting Pauly D sharing the special and sentimental spot:

That’s right, Deena, Pauly D, JWOWW, Vinny, Ronnie, Nicole and The Situation are traveling to Miami for the returning MTV series, the network just announced. Flashback to Season 2: The “anonymous note,” some unforgettable brawls and sterilizing the Smush Room. And of course, plenttttttttty of GTL.

Stay with MTV News as the gang gets ready to head to Florida, and share your favorite Jersey Shore moments from their previous adventures in the Sunshine state in the comments! And for a dose of nostalgia, check out the old-school clip, below, from the roommates’ first day in South Beach back in 2010.

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