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There’s also plenty of promise on the horizon: Three pop divas announced their new singles — Lana Del Rey casually name-dropped her Ultraviolence lead single “West Coast,” Kylie Minogue opted for “I Was Gonna Cancel” and Katy Perry with “Birthday” — while the Mahomies will no doubt be pleased to learn that Austin Mahone’s debut, The Secret, is coming soon.
As always, you guys had plenty to say. Check out some of the week’s best comments below! More »
Overall, the track offers fun production from Harris and the clip has Ora looking more beautiful (with short hair, even!) than ever, but it still leaves us longing for a bit more from Rita herself. Here’s hoping for a future visual that truly lets her personality shine. More »
A virtual all-star lineup of artists was on hand last night to tape performances of various Beatles songs for the show, including Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart of Eurythmics, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Maroon 5, Brad Paisley and Imagine Dragons. Head below to see who will be singing which songs by the legendary Liverpool quartet in the CBS special. More »
:: Songwriter Carole King was deemed MusiCare’s 2013 Person of the Year, and to pay tribute, Lady Gaga performed a raw rendition of the tender “You’ve Got a Friend” (above). Both King and James Taylor won Grammys for their respective version of the No. 1 hit. [AP]
:: Rick Ross has revealed the cover art and a surprise collaboration for his sixth album Mastermind. “War Ready” (or #WARREADY, whichever) will feature Young Jeezy, following a beef that dates back to 2010 and reportedly caused the brawl at the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards. [Twitter]
:: “I’m literally begging to be dropped from Universal,” Azealia Banks has said on Twitter, regarding her long-delayed debut Broke with Expensive Taste. “I’m tired of having to consult a group of old white guys about my black girl craft.” [Twitter]
:: Katy Perry took to Twitter to speak out against gun violence, following a Howard County, Maryland mall shooting that led to three deaths, including the gunman. “Scared to go to school? Scared to go to the mall? Scared to go to the movies? Me too,” she says. [MTV]
:: Barbra Streisand is prepping a new duets album, and the rumored collaborators — Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Bette Midler, Stevie Wonder, and producer Babyface, among others — look promising. [Billboard]
After the jump, find out what music you can catch on TV today. More »
“The people who care about Justin and whom are closest to him wish he would consider getting help,” a source said, although stressing that Bieber’s yet to do so. Another source said they “urged” him, implying that a conversation actually took place.
Even though Bieber stated that he was “officially retiring” after Journals, studio snapshots seemed to show that he was actually prepping new music. Regardless, and sadly, his musical output and productivity has been overshadowed over the past year with unfavorable press — reports of pot possession, friends drinking codeine and temper tantrums — even after adult boy band members were forced to comment. More »
Before it aired, Aiko’s Fallon gig had already been praised. Drake watched from backstage, then snapped her for Instagram to congratulate her. (Aiko was a featured act on his Would You Like a Tour?) Roots and resident drummer Questlove, who’s written about how he never used to listen to vocals, admitted that Aiko’s lyrics were stuck in his head. Especially after Sail Out received favorable reviews, such high-profile attention should only raise anticipation levels for Aiko’s debut album Souled Out, due May on Artium/Def Jam.
Watch Aiko’s Fallon performance up top, then revisit her dark video for “The Worst” after the jump. More »
The release remained exclusive to iTunes through yesterday, December 18, while physical copies start hitting retailers over the next few days; those will be included in the second-week sum. (That is, now you know what everybody‘s getting for Christmas.) More »