‘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 version finds Lady Gaga‘s duet partner surrounded by a sea of writhing ladies wearing, you guessed it, black panties. The standard cover is even more icky with the veteran playing a semi-naked woman like a violin.
As for the music, the titles suggest R. Kelly has recorded a collection of tunes equally suited to the strip club or bedroom. Something tells me “Legs Shake” is probably not about cramps, while “Throw Money On You” might not address the singer’s charity work. (I remain hopeful though).
Kelly Rowland guests on “All The Way”, while the 46-year-old goes solo on “Crazy Sex” and “Poetic Sex”. Where’s the romance? Never fear. There’s a (sure-to-be) heartwarming ditty called “Marry The Pussy”, which will no doubt be played at weddings for years to come. Check out the full tracklist and standard album cover after the jump. 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 the cover today and she looks absolutely gorgeous in a sexy zip-front dress and wind-swept straight hair. Candice has a phenomenal set of pipes. All she needs is some great material to make huge waves on the music scene in 2014. Hopefully her debut LP Music Speaks delivers the goods. It drops February 18. More »
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 and it’s her most terrifying work yet. Looking like a cross between Frankenstein and Michael Jackson, Gaga poses in an oversized box-shaped jacket and underpants. That’s fairly normal by her standards but she has scary teeth and bruises near her crotch. Enough said. More »
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 in Australia on October 25. If the cover is any indication, the 31-year-old’s latest anthem promises to be a gritty, hard-hitting affair. I mean, the velvet-voiced crooner looks like an extremely serious Joe Jonas in that attire. No? More »
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 than Princess Diana‘s wedding dress. The vaguely ’70s look is in keeping with the raw earthiness of “I Hope”, so that sound could be reflective of the whole album. Which would be a very smart move. More »
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 girl image they were projecting on the cover of new single “Move”
but a bit of glamour never goes astray. Does it? 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’s best tablecloth. Impressively, she still looks utterly gorgeous. Well played.
The LP is scheduled to drop on January 20, with the lead single expected to drop as soon as November. The tracklist has also surfaced and fans will be pleased to know that buzz track “Young Blood” made the cut. If that collaboration with singer-songwriter Ed Harcourt is any indication, Wanderlust could be Sophie’s best album yet. Check out the full tracklist after the jump. More »
2013 is the year of the DJ. Knob-twiddlers like Avicii
, Calvin Harris
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 with explosive new single “The Spark”.
The Spree Wilson-featuring floorfiller hits iTunes tomorrow but we have a sneak peek at the cover. It’s black and has fancy lettering. There’s not a lot to see but the euphoric dance-pop song doesn’t need a gimmick. It’s uplifting, packed with hooks and boasts the all-important hands-in-the-air chorus. Take a listen to Afrojack’s next hit after the jump. 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 “Woman’s World”
and I’d still be excited.
The keeper of light/goddess of gays looks typically flawless on the cover — rocking an outfit that’s probably been hiding in the back of her closet since 1973. The paisley flares redefine elegance and, as usual, Cher could pass for Madonna‘s much-younger sister. What is her secret? More »
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 rap great has come. The much-anticipated album drops November 5 and features top 10 single “Berzerk”
. If the cover is any indication, we’re in from the MC’s grittiest set yet. More »