Paloma Faith has always taken a more-is-more approach to album covers — she held doves against a ring of roses on her debut and floated with parrots for Fall To Grace — but she has really outdone herself with the artwork for third LP A Perfect Contradiction.
The British soul siren appears o… More »
It’s hard to believe that Sara Bareilles released “Brave” way back in April 2013. Nine months have passed and the feel-good lead single from Grammy nominated LP The Blessed Unrest is still unavoidable on radio and holding steady on the Billboard Hot 100. This week it actually climbed four spots to number 26. More »
After an unusual chart stumble with “Unconditionally”, the Katy Perry juggernaut is back on track with “Dark Horse”. The Juicy J-featuring trap-pop adventure leapt into the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 this week (it jumped from number 11 to 6) and reached the top spot on the iTunes download chart yesterday (January 8). More »
Shakira’s much-anticipated duet with Rihanna was officially confirmed this morning (January 6) on Twitter after months of speculation and an amusing anecdote from Pitbull. (It turns out Mr. Worldwide wanted RiRi to sing on “Timber” but she had to pass due to a previous engagement with a certain Colombian superstar).
The “Can’t Remember… More »
Karmin will release their forever-in-the-making (at least, it feels that long) debut LP Pulses on March 25. The tracklist hasn’t been announced yet but it will definitely feature hip-hop/pop adventure “Acapella” and soulful new single “I Want It All”.
The duo also unveiled their album cover and it’s fair to say they both… More »
Turns out that tracklist for Katy B’s Little Red we posted the other day wasn’t the final deal. But now we have the legit list of song titles as well as the cover art, so there you go. What’s no longer on the album: the previously mentioned “Wicked Love,” “Blue Eyes,” “Stay Down” and the… More »
On Glee, Lea Michele graduated from William McKinley High to NYADA, and from a character who series writers seemed to have run out of ideas for in Season 3 to one of three faces who now have viewers breathing a collective sigh of relief when they pop up in each episode (the other two being… More »
Lucy Hale shared the cover of debut single “You Sound Good To Me” today (December 2) and it’s a sun-dappled delight. Currently better known as Aria Montgomery on hit TV series Pretty Little Liars, the 24-year-old actress will surprise a lot of people when her exceedingly cute country-pop jam hits iTunes on January 7. More »
Justin Bieber got everyone talking with his pulse-raising, panty-dropping R. Kelly collaboration “PYD” (or “Put You Down”). The woozy sex jam finds the teen in a distinctly horny mood — helpfully suggesting lots of places he’d like to do it with his lady including a countertop, the dining room table and on a plane. (You get… More »
R. Kelly’s Black Panties will soundtrack a million one-night stands starting December 10. That’s the goal at least. From the eye-popping covers (there are two) to the steamy tracklist, the R&B crooner makes it very clear that he’s only interested in one thing. (And it isn’t your personality).
Let’s start with the artwork. The deluxe versio… More »
Here’s some great news! Candice Glover, who won season 12 of American Idol (and, more importantly, got Mariah Carey’s personal seal of approval), is back with a new single called “Cried”. It hits iTunes on November 26 and promises to be a step up from winner’s single “I Am Beautiful”.
The big-lunged diva unveiled… More »
Lady Gaga wasn’t going to let Halloween pass without giving her Little Monsters a special treat. The Koons of pop jumped on Twitter this afternoon (October 31) to let everyone know that “Dope” will be final pre-release promo single from ARTPOP. It hits iTunes on November 4.
Mother Monster also shared the cover… More »
Guy Sebastian finally broke through in America with Lupe Fiasco-assisted smash “Battle Scars”, which topped the R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Chart and was certified platinum. The Australian superstar hopes to build on that momentum with new single “Like A Drum”.
Recorded in Los Angeles with producer Khris Lorenz, the track is set for release… More »
Rebecca Ferguson means business this time around. The lead single from much-anticipated sophomore set Freedom is absolutely exquisite and she’s raising glamour to previously unimagined heights by channelling Diana Ross on the cover.
That gown is amazing. Not only does it look like she’s wearing a chest plate but the train is longer… More »
Little Mix take a seat — literally — on the cover of their sophomore album Salute. It’s not exactly original or particularly eye-catching but they all look great sitting on a red sofa in the great outdoors, which is the main thing. They seem to have gone for a more polished look than the tartan-clad bad… More »
A new Sophie Ellis-Bextor album is almost upon us, which is always cause for celebration. The porcelain-faced diva said she’s taking things in a new direction this time around and that is reflected by the cover. Gone are the glitter and sequins. Instead, the Brit appears to be sitting in the kitchen wearing my grandmother’… More »
2013 is the year of the DJ. Knob-twiddlers like Avicii, Calvin Harris and Zedd have bridged the gap between nightclubs and pop radio with massive crossover hits. It’s a trick Dutch EDM-heavyhitter Afrojack has pulled off several times with hit collaborations with Chris Brown and Eva Simons. He is a safe bet to repeat that feat… More »
It looks like Cher is definitely going with “I Hope You Find It” as the second single from Closer To The Truth. It’s a slightly mystifying choice given the plethora of superior songs to choose from (“Red”, “Sirens” and “I Don’t Have To Sleep To Dream” all spring to mind) but the 67-year-old could re-release… More »
Eminem returns to his Detroit roots on the cover of The Marshall Mathers LP 2. The artwork uses a photo of his old home on Novara Street where he used to live pre-fame (it was also used on the first Marshall Mathers LP). It’s a rather bleak image but a reminder of how far the… More »
Could the world be looking at a second bout of Spice-mania? (Probably not but don’t crush my dreams). Hot on the heels of Geri Halliwell’s surprise comeback announcement, is news that former bandmate Mel B will pip her to the post by dropping a new single and video this month.
Scary Spice will… More »