For one, Shakira actually seems to be singing the title lyric. Plus, while grainy and without Rihanna, it does feature guitars that feels like Shakira’s signature blend of rock and pop at work. “Can’t Remember to Forget You” debuts January 13 — for now, hear this (possibly) leaked snippet after the jump. More »
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:: Rihanna declined a request from Girls to use “Talk That Talk” in a scene where Hannah and Elijah use cocaine. No reason was given for the unusually conservative decision according to the show’s musical supervisor. [The Hollywood Reporter]
:: Talk about holding grudges. DMX, who has had his fair share of legal woes, believes police officers are out to get him because of his notoriety and fame. Regularly breaking the law could also have something to do with it. [TMZ]
:: Will.i.am is a man of many talents. The rapper/producer and ruiner of Britney Spears‘ career has signed on as the Chief Creative Officer of tech company 3D Systems. They specialize in 3D printing. [Billboard]
:: Sad news for Wiz Khalifa. The rapper’s uncle died after being shot in the head while sitting in his car. The MC jumped on Twitter to pay his respects to the 20-year-old victim. [VIBE]
After the jump, find out what music you can catch on TV today. More »
See a high-quality version of the image below, along with Shakira’s tweet regarding the first single from her forthcoming album. More »
On the subject of working with Rihanna, Shakira had this to say: “Working with her was utopia.” (Sidenote: Shakira is the best because she says things like, “Working with her was utopia.” Nobody on the planet, including both native and non-native English speakers, makes better use of the English language than Shakira. That’s all.) More »
In addition to penning brilliant tunes for herself, the stunning 23-year-old is also something of a gun songwriter having crafted “Glowing” for Nikki Williams and “Like A Champion” for Selena Gomez. She really hit the jackpot, however, when a demo called “Monster Under My Bed” was picked up by Eminem and Rihanna, and retooled into “The Monster”.
Bebe’s original version of the chart-topping smash is instantly recognizable — the chorus is identical — but her eerie verses add depth and context to the snippet used in the finished version. Penning “Love The Way You Lie” for Eminem and Rihanna was Skylar Grey‘s ticket to solo success. Will Bebe be as lucky? Listen to her demo after the jump. More »
The “Can’t Remember To Forget You” promo continues with the unveiling of the cover. Unfortunately, it’s a bit dull. When you have two of the sexiest women on the planet collaborating, why use a black-and-white photo of furniture as the artwork? Perhaps this is just a promo pic to tide us over until January 13 when the single hits iTunes. Fingers crossed. More »
The two stars were rumored to be working together for Shakira’s new album, and Pitbull accidentally confirmed the collaboration. Last month, Sony announced a single would be coming in January, and Shakira herself tweeted that a Joseph Kahn-directed video was in the works, but both kept the Rihanna angle under wraps.
Head below for RiRi’s tweet with the news. More »
“I’m finna go in with Rihanna,” he revealed, saying “of course it is” for her next album. “I’m just doing what I think she would like, and if she don’t like it we’ll just figure out something else in the studio, and I’ll just keep making beats ’till she figure it out. But she’s gonna get one.” More »
Idolator’s Favorite Miscellaneous Things Of 2013, From #JusticeForBionic To Morrissey’s ‘Autobiography’ To Miley 2.0
What do we mean? Oh, y’know, the things that galvanized headlines and had us in stitches all year: The rise of a brand new Miley Cyrus, the Twitter movements to seek justice for pop songbirds Ke$ha and Christina Aguilera (respectively), innovative campaigns from Justin Bieber and Kanye West, and a whole lot of other stuff, too.
Head below to see everything Idolator editors loved in 2013 that didn’t make it onto any of our other lists. More »