Adam Lambert Announces Upcoming Third Studio Album Title: ‘The Original High’

Adam Announces New Album For Early Summer
Adam Announces New Album For Early Summer
Adam just spilled the beans about his massively anticipated forthcoming third studio album.

Glamberts are on a serious high right now, thanks to Adam Lambert.

After announcing the details of his forthcoming “internal, more grounded” third studio album earlier this month, the superstar and current Queen tour frontman just posted the title of his upcoming album (along with a handsome new promo photo!) on Twitter moments ago — and it’s called The Original High.

As we already know, the record will be executive produced by Max Martin and Shellback, with a lead single on the way in April. Eep! Get ready!

What do you think of the title, Glamberts? Check out the full promo photo after the jump. More »

Miley Cyrus Talks New Album And Potential Madonna Collaboration: Watch

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Life After Bangerz
Miley Cyrus' MAC Viva Glam Commercial
Miley Cyrus' MAC Viva Glam Commercial
Watch Miley channel Madonna in the "Open Your Heart"-inspired visual for the MAC campaign.

Miley Cyrus and Madonna have become fast friends over the past few years, from duetting on Miley’s Unplugged special to trading fan edits galore on Instagram. The question is: Will these two finally team up on record?

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the Bangerz diva opened up (ever so slightly) about her forthcoming LP: “I’m trying, babe. I’m trying to get this stuff out…it’s coming. I’m in the studio every day at my house. I got all of it. I’m still writing. So much is still happening in my life. Just when I think I have m record done, something new happens where I want to write about it.”

And when pressed her for details regarding a potential Madonna collaboration on the horizon, she didn’t exactly confirm anything, but she did acknowledge that they’ve done “something”: “We’ll see. I know everyone wants it. We did something earlier in the year. We’ll get back at it, for sure.”

Are you excited about the prospect of a Miley-Madonna duet? Watch the interview up top, and let us know what you think in the comments below.

Rihanna Covers i-D Magazine’s Music Issue: See The ’90s-Inspired Photo

2015 Grammys Lineup Expands!
2015 Grammys Lineup Expands!
Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett, Adam Levine, Gwen Stefani & more join the roster.

Rihanna is the unofficial queen when it comes to fashion photo shoots, and the singer’s latest venture is starring on the cover of i-D magazine’s Spring music issue! The photo (shot by Paolo Roversi) has a raw vibe that gives a ’90s feel, thanks to the bad gal’s haphazard braids and minimal makeup.

Along with the new magazine, Rihanna is finally giving the world a sign that #R8 is actually coming! She sneakily premiered her Kanye West and Paul McCartney collaboration, “FourFiveSeconds,” on a late Saturday night (January 24) — and it is already doing well on radio! View the singer’s i-D magazine cover in full after the jump! More »

Calvin Harris’ Collaboration With HAIM, “Pray To God,” Will Be The Next ‘Motion’ Single

Calvin Signs 3 Year Vegas Residency Deal
Calvin Signs 3 Year Vegas Residency Deal
Well, apparently we should just all be moving to Las Vegas at this point. Another residency announced!

Calvin Harris is one busy DJ-producer-songwriter: Not only did the Emporio Armani model just ink a 3 year residency deal in Las Vegas this week, but he’s already gearing up to deliver yet another offering from his 2014 studio album, Motion.

“Pray To God,” the thunderous and wonderfully unexpected collaboration with sister act HAIM, will be the next single off of the LP. According to the press release, an accompanying video for the song will be released on February 9.

The single follows a series of hits, including Song Of Summer ’14 candidate “Summer,” “Blame” with John Newman and “Outside” with Ellie Goulding. Will Calvin be notching his first smash of 2015 with “Pray To God”?

Listen to the track after the jump, and let us know what you think about the song in the comments below. More »

Kanye West Premieres “Only One” Video Starring North West: Watch

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Father-Daughter Time
Rihanna Drops "FourFiveSeconds" Single
Rihanna Drops "FourFiveSeconds" Single
Listen to her unexpected collaboration with Kanye West & Paul McCartney.

Kanye West stopped by the Ellen Degeneres Show yesterday (January 28) for a very anticipated appearance — and he sure did deliver! The entertainer premiered the preview video for “Only One,” a touching ballad that tributes ‘Ye’s late mother Donda. Directed by Spike Jonze (“Flashing Lights,” “Otis”), the clip shows a more vulnerable side to the usually unattainable rapper. It stars his daughter, North West, as they hang out together on a field during one rainy day.

West revealed to Ellen that it will appear on his forthcoming seventh LP, which is still as yet untitled. “This transition from what I felt when I did Yeezus to what I feel now and we’re just creating,” he said. After releasing the video, he chatted with the host about working on more kids with wife Kim Kardashian, and that they’re very happy in their marriage. More »

Grammy Awards Producer Regrets 2012 Nicki Minaj Performance: Morning Mix

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:: Remember that tragic night three years ago when Nicki Minaj destroyed our eyes and ears with her religion-themed Grammy performance of “Roman Holiday”? Well, the awards are now saying they’re sorry. Show producer Ken Elrich regrets booking the rapper for that night. “I was not proud of what we did with Nicki Minaj three years ago. I thought that was a disappointment both in terms of what we did and to an extent what she did,” he said. Yikes! [PopDust]

:: Heads up, College Park! 2 Chainz would like to run for mayor of the Georgia city. He told Buzzfeed news that he is actually considering the position: “I got everybody wishing. I’m really gonna do this little mayor thing in College Park. I’m just trying to make sure I have the right qualifications,” he said. TRUUU!! [Buzzfeed]

:: Kenny G is the main behind the infamous Starbucks Frappuccino drink — well, that’s what he wants you to think. In an interview with Bloomberg, the jazz saxophonist joked that he’s responsible for the coffee creation. “At the beginning, Starbucks didn’t have anything but coffee. And there was another company, Coffee Bean, that had something called “blended” that was a sweet drink, and people were lined up around the block,” he explained. “And I would always call Howard and say, ‘Howard, there’s this thing that they do there that’s like a milkshake or whatever’.” [Stereogum]

:: J. Cole is giving back to his community in another big way. The rapper wants to create rent-free housing for single mothers in — get this — his newly-reformed childhood house in Fayetteville, North Carolina. How awesome is that? [Huffington Post]

Find out below what music you can catch on TV today. More »

Future Hit: The Avener’s European Smash “Fade Out Lines” Gets An American Release

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Future Hit: AronChupa's "I'm An Albatraoz"
Future Hit: AronChupa's "I'm An Albatraoz"
AronChupa's mind-boggling dance anthem "I'm An Albatraoz" is coming to America. Get ready.

The Avener‘s self-titled EP finally arrived in America last week via Republic Records. It includes the French DJ’s global smash “Fade Out Lines,” which has already wreaked havoc on charts across Europe and Australia. With similarly low-key Euro-house anthems (Robin Schulz‘s remixes of “Waves” and “Prayer In C” spring to mind) doing damage on the Billboard Hot 100, the chance of Tristan Casara (his real name) repeating that success stateside has to be fairly high.

A deep house remix of an obscure Phoebe Killdeer & The Short Straws track called “The Fade Out Line,” The Avener’s earworm is as French as a thickly buttered baguette with its chic synths, sexy vocal and less-is-more approach. The result is brooding dance anthem that works just as well in a club or blasting from the car radio on your way to work. Watch the distinctly European video up top and see the rising producer’s EP tracklist after the jump. More »

Gambling Website Offers Odds On Katy Perry’s Boobs Making An Appearance At Super Bowl

Katy Perry's Pop Report Card
Katy Perry's Pop Report Card
We grade all three of Katy Perry's albums ahead of her Super Bowl performance. See her report card.

Thanks to gambling website BetOnline you can now place a wager on Katy Perry‘s boobs making a cameo during her Super Bowl performance on Sunday (February 1). God bless America. What are the odds? Gamblers actually stand to lose money if the “Dark Horse” diva brings out her big balloons. However, if she keeps it PG, you will received $3.50 for every dollar you bet.

Mind you, we’re only talking about cleavage — so unless the 30-year-old performs in a nun’s habit, chances are there will be boob. Apart from being the source of a ridiculous/sexist gambling opportunity, Katy has been hyping her Super Bowl appearance with cute Instagram pics and an unlikely magazine cover. She has already described her set as strong and empowering, yet still tongue-in-cheek. Bring it on. More »

Sam Smith Talks Female Artists (He Wants Them To Cover Up) And Grindr In His ‘GQ’ Cover Story

Howard Stern Called Sam Smith Fat And Ugly
Howard Stern Called Sam Smith Fat And Ugly
Sam Smith responded to Howard Stern's "fat" insult with tweets and a shirtless selfie.

Sam Smith is in the midst of a pre-Grammys promo blitz. The Brit has spoken to V magazine, landed on the cover of Rolling Stone and graced the glossy pages of GQ. There is significant crossover in all three interviews (he’s an old soul etc), but the 22-year-old does make a couple of bold statements in the latter. For starters, he wants female artists to cover up. “I miss the days when girls would wear full long dresses and just stand onstage and sing,” the “Stay With Me” hitmaker laments. “That’s what I’m trying to bring back: that timeless element.”

The selfie-aficionado does, however, have some kind words for Taylor Swift — regardless of her hemline. “At the American Music Awards I got to sit down with her and chat,” Sam reveals. “She’s a role model. I really respect her. And she manages to sell a lot of records and make a lot of people happy financially, but also to keep that soulfulness, that honesty.”

He also clarified his stance on dating/hook-up apps. “I made a statement recently about how Grindr and Tinder and those dating apps are just killing romance,” Sam explains. “People are losing the ability to just walk up to people in a bar and say hello. Sex is on tap, isn’t it, with apps like that?” It turns out, the multiple-Grammy nominee prefers an old-fashioned approach. “It may work for some people, but I miss the mystery. I find it much more sexy when someone’s fully dressed in a suit and you’ve got to work to undress them.” More »

Lil Wayne Is Reportedly Suing Birdman For $51 Million

Trouble In The Camp
Nicki Minaj's 'The Pinkprint': Album Review
Nicki Minaj's 'The Pinkprint': Album Review
We dug into the rapstress' latest (& best) project.

UPDATE: The lawsuit’s alleged legal documents have surfaced. Click here to read Lil Wayne’s formal complaint via The Fader.

The Lil Wayne vs. Birdman saga has just got even more serious! The “Start A Fire” rapper was previously reported to be suing Cash Money Records for $8 million, due to a violation of contract claim that resulted in the delayed released of Weezy’s Tha Carter V album.

Fast forward to now, and that number has jumped to even greater heights. The rapper is now allegedly suing Birdman (aka the CEO of the record label and Wayne’s partner-in-crime) for — get this — $51 million! According to TMZ, he claims that Birdman is withholding tens of millions the label owes Wayne for the pushed-back album. More »