Dua Lipa won the Grammy award for the Best Pop Vocal Album with Future Nostalgia this year, and I’m not surprised. She consistently produces no-skip albums filled with empowering, relatable songs, and her sensual voice always draws me in. You can catch me listening to “Don’t Start Now” and “Break My Heart” on the regular! But not only are Lipa’s songs and voice both sexy, her music videos are too; I could watch her hot dance moves, intimate interactions with other performers, and sensuous outfits all day. The following 15 music videos are her sexiest to date, and will probably have you melting in your seat. Just remember these videos are NSFW!
Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner, folks. Ciara just took on the viral dance challenge for Cardi B’s latest single, “Up,” and she didn’t just crush it – she absolutely destroyed it. Did you expect anything less from the reigning queen of dance videos?
In a new clip posted to Instagram and Twitter on Wednesday, the singer nails every single move like a boss, repeatedly dropping it low without missing a beat and proving she has knees of steel. Oh, and let’s not ignore her enviable surroundings: she’s on top of a megayacht in the middle of the ocean, presumably off the coast of Mexico, based on her recent social media posts. We can totally picture Russell Wilson operating the drone to capture all the footage from the top deck, just watching his wife in awe as she breaks it down.
Of course, when Ciara shared her take on the “Up” Dance Challenge, plenty of fellow stars hyped her up in the comments on Instagram. Kerry Washington summed up our initial reaction with a simple “YAAAAAAASð¥,” and La La Anthony wrote, “Challenge OVER,” along with a string of supportive emoji. Plus, Cardi B herself reposted the video on her Instagram Stories, thus giving it her virtual seal of approval. Best of luck to whoever else attempts this one in Ciara’s wake.
Netflix just announced the addition of one very impressive cast member for season two of Bridgerton. Simone Ashley, otherwise known as Olivia from Sex Education, is set to join the forthcoming season of Shondaland’s successful period drama, playing female lead Kate Sharma. She’ll star alongside Jonathan Bailey, who plays Anthony Bridgerton.
Announcing the news on Twitter, Shondaland tweeted: “Simone Ashley is Miss Kate Sharma. Newly arrived in London, Kate is a smart, headstrong young woman who suffers no fools – Anthony Bridgerton very much included.”
The second season is set to shift its focus toward Anthony and Kate’s relationship, as the eldest Bridgerton hopes to finally settle down. The season will be based on the second book by Julia Quinn, The Viscount Who Loved Me, which reveals that Anthony initially desires Kate’s sister before he sets his sights on Kate. Initially cast in Quinn’s novel as Kate Sheffield, Shondaland’s production team reimagined the character to be of Indian descent, continuing the theme of color-conscious casting from the first season.
Speaking to E! News just prior to season one, Bailey said: “I think with Anthony, you just want him to be all right. You want him to learn how to love himself and hopefully to make some mistakes without those mistakes causing serious hurt to the people that he loves. I want to see him on the dance floor. I want to see him smile a little bit more. I want to see those mutton chops back. There’s so much scope for him.”
Dear reader, it appears Bridgerton star RegÃ©-Jean Page may have found romance IRL. On Feb. 9, he was spotted embracing writer and athlete Emily Brown before a London flight. Whew, that smolder is hard to miss! The two appeared in good spirits as they hugged amid the snowflakes, both wearing long puffer coats and winter gear.
RegÃ©-Jean is particularly private about his relationship status. Naturally, viewers have tried to make love connections to his Bridgerton costar Phoebe Dynevor, which he’s expertly sidestepped like the Duke of Hastings on the dance floor. “I think everything you need to know is on camera. That’s why we presented it so beautifully for you,” he joked during an interview with Access Hollywood. He added, “All the sparks that flew off of the beautiful scripts that we were handed, and so I think that the sparky scripted material are more than enough.”
The actor has yet to confirm or comment on his relationship with Emily, and she has stayed similarly quiet. Perhaps it’s because RegÃ© already has a lot on his plate – what with his Saturday Night Live hosting gig coming up. For now, we’ll let the following photos tell the story.
Selena Gomez wasn’t messing around when she said she had a Spanish-language album on the way. Following the release of “De Una Vez,” the 28-year-old singer dropped another Spanish-language song titled “Baila Conmigo” on Thursday night. This time around, she teamed up with rapper Rauw Alejandro and producer Tainy for the energetic track.
The accompanying video was shot between Los Angeles, Miami, and Brazil, and it’s guaranteed to get you dancing. “The video portrays the sense of isolation we all are experiencing right now and how music truly does connect us all no matter where we are in the world,” Gomez explained to Pitchfork in a statement.
To make matters more exciting, Gomez also recently announced that her first-ever Spanish-language EP, RevelaciÃ³n, will be dropping on March 12. Get ready to dance, and watch the video for “Baila Conmigo” above.