Did You Hear?
:: We all know the everlasting power of Britney Spears‘ music, but who knew it could actually be used as a scare tactic? In order to deter Somali pirates, ships have been blasting the Princess of Pop’s classics like “Toxic” and “Baby One More Time.” Navy officer Rachel Owens stated, “These guys can’t stand Western culture or music, making Britney’s hits perfect.” [TIME]
:: ‘Tis the season for engagements! Fresh after the news of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian‘s baseball proposal, hip-hop artist Future recently popped the question to his girlfriend, Ciara. Congrats! Maybe the two friends will serve as each other’s bridesmaids? [Rap-Up]
:: Pharrell is now lending his production hand to film scores, as he’s been working on the soundtrack with composer Hans Zimmer for the upcoming The Amazing Spiderman 2. The movie is due out in theaters May 2014. [Consequence of Sound]
:: Michael Jackson‘s doctor, Conrad Murray, has been released from jail after 2 years. Murray, who was sentenced to 4 years, was convicted of causing the King of Pop’s death back in June 2009. [Billboard]
:: In today’s strange news, R. Kelly fans are demanding refunds after they claim an impersonator of the R&B crooner performed in a Louisiana concert instead of Kelly himself. [NME]
After the jump, find out what music you can catch on TV today.
Music on TV:
:: Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC) — Arcade Fire
:: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC) — Chromeo
:: Last Call With Carson Daly (NBC) — The Neighbourhood
:: Conan (TBS) — Queen Latifah
:: The Arsenio Hall Show (syndicated) — Priyanka Chopra