Jennifer Lopez has confirmed that her new album will be called AKA.
The American Idol judge took to social media to announce the title and post the artwork for her upcoming eighth studio LP.
Speaking about the record, Lopez has said that it represents a “stronger Jennifer”. "My topic has always been love," she explained. "Love in a fairy-tale kind of way [and] praying and wishing for that. "After all these years, I’ve learned that love is something other than what I thought it was. [I’m] just more grown now."
Lopez recently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to ask her fans to help decide the name of her album.
AKA - her first new collection since 2011 - will feature the likes of Robin Thicke, Big Sean, Wiz Khalifa, French Montana, Tyga and Maxwell, as well as some song-writing by Chris Brown. It is expected to be released in late June.
Last week, Lopez debuted her new single ‘First Love’, the follow-up to her recent track ‘I Luh Ya Papi’.
'Dark Horse' is the third cut to be released from the singer’s recent album Prism. The accompanying video is set in Egypt a “crazy long time ago” and sees Perry take on the persona of Egyptian queen Katy Patra as different suitors try to win her heart.
Collaborator Juicy J - who has previously described the visual as “a major motion picture” - also appears in the clip, emerging from a mummy’s sarcophagus. The star teased the theme of the video last week.
'Dark Horse' has just celebrated its fourth consecutive week at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. The track serves as a follow-up to previous single ‘Unconditionally’ and 2013 chart-topper ‘Roar’.
Perry performed the single at last night’s (February 19) Brit Awards at The O2 Arena in London.
The Saturdays have premiered their new music video online.
The girl group will release ‘Not Giving Up’ on April 6 as the latest cut to be lifted from their recent album Living For The Weekend. The accompanying music video sees the five-piece brandishing tube lighting and dressed all in black, wearing outfits created by rising celebrity fashion designer Nikita Karizma.
The band’s label Fascination recently confirmed that a “radio remix” version of the song will be released as the single, while the EP contains three remixes and new B-side ‘Bigger’. 'Not Giving Up' serves as the follow-up to previous singles 'Disco Love', 'Gentleman', 'What About Us' and '30 Days'.
The Saturdays’ latest album Living For The Weekend was their fifth collection so far and reached number ten in the UK last year.
Miley Cyrus kicked off her ‘Bangerz’ tour with a risqué show in Vancouver last night (February 14).
The ‘We Can’t Stop’ singer performed 20 tracks for fans in the Canadian city, including earlier hits such as ‘Can’t Be Tamed’ and ‘Party in the USA’.
Cyrus entered the stage through a giant projection of her own face, descending on a giant pink slide, which was a replica of her famous tongue.
The singer changed into a variety of revealing outfits, including a marijuana leaf-inspired leotard, and also flew across the arena on a giant hot dog.
Ahead of the first concert, Britney Spears tweeted her support to the singer, saying:
.@mileycyrus Wishing u all the luck in the world tonight!!! (Not that u need it) Can’t wait to see the show next week! Knock em dead 😜😜😜😜
Nicki Minaj has unveiled a music video for her new track ‘Lookin Ass N***a’.
Watch the black and white clip, which sees her firing guns in the desert, above.
The song and video, which was directed by NABIL and premiered on World Star Hip-Hop last night (February 12), features on the forthcoming Young Money compilation Rise Of An Empire as well as her new album The Pink Print. Minaj recently teased details of the clip with a series of behind-the-scenes images, which see her sporting her natural hair.
Minaj recently confirmed that she will release a new album in 2014, insisting: “It’s very different from anything I’ve done, which I’m surprised about. "I’m not feeling like I did this. I feel like this is next level."
The star’s second studio album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded was released in 2012, and topped the charts in the US and UK.
Lady Gaga is reportedly filming a new music video in the US this week.
The singer is said to be working on a big-budget visual at Hearst Castle in San Simeon on the Californian coastline. Gaga hasn’t been spotted at the venue yet, but onlookers have noted that hundreds of dancers, security and production crew have been working at the prestigious building. The castle very rarely allows shoots to take place within its walls and is owned by publishing mogul William Randolph Hearst.
Gaga is due to film scenes in the Roman Pool described as a blue-and-gold tiled indoor pool decorated with statues of gods and goddesses, according to The San Luis Obispo Tribune. "We’ve turned down every single thing. We have never allowed a commercial shoot," said Remar Sutton, board member of the Hearst Castle Preservation Foundation. "The general rule has been ‘no’." He added that one of the reasons the shoot has been allowed is the “extraordinary exposure (the project) will bring to a new generation. She feels like she can engage young people in art.”
Gaga is believed to be donating $250,000 to the foundation, as well as paying the standard $22,100 special fee and underwriting a $25,000 water supply study. What’s more, Gaga will also front a water conservation public service announcement and short feature on the castle, which will be donated to the foundation.
Lady Gaga is expected to release ‘Gypsy’ as the third cut from her ARTPOP album after the song was listed to be sent to radio by her label.
Nadine Coyle has given birth to her first child.
The Girls Aloud singer took to Twitter this evening (February 10) to confirm the arrival of her daughter. She posted:
I am overjoyed to let you know our little girl is here. She is amazing! I love being a mammy & will fill you all in soon. Love Nadine Xx
Coyle announced her pregnancy in August, later confirming that her ex-fiancé Bell was the father. She revealed that she had reconciled with the former American footballer - who she was previously engaged to before they split in 2011.
Coyle - who is based in Los Angeles - is the first member of Girls Aloud to become a mother.
Lady Gaga has added a third and final London date to her upcoming ‘artRave’ tour.
The singer plays the UK leg of her ARTPOP world tour this October and will now play The O2 in London on October 26. Tickets for the new date go on sale this Friday, February 14 at 9am and are priced at £70 for general admission, with reserved seating available at £35/£45/£70/£90.
First access to tickets for the new show is given to Littlemonsters.com members from Tuesday, February 11 through Thursday, February 13. O2 Customers will have access to tickets from Wednesday, February 12 at 9am through to Thursday, February 13 at 5pm.
"The ticket sales for Lady Gaga’s ‘artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball’ in North America and the United Kingdom and Europe are fantastic," said Arthur Fogel, president of global touring and chairman of Global Music. "It is going to be a great tour on all levels." Tickets for the previous dates were said to have sold out in five minutes.
The full UK and Ireland Lady Gaga ‘artRave: The ARTPOP Ball’ tour dates are as follows:
October 15 - Birmingham, NIA Arena - SOLD OUT
October 17 - Dublin, O2 Arena
October 19 - Glasgow, The SSE Hydro - SOLD OUT
October 21 - Manchester, Phones 4u Arena - SOLD OUT
The singer can be seen sat on a giant hotdog while rehearsing for her upcoming Bangerz shows, which start in Vancouver, Canada on February 14. Cyrus is shown sucking her thumb while lying back on the massive sausage, which is suspended from the ceiling.
Cyrus will take her Bangerz world tour across North America from February to April, before moving on to the UK and Europe in May. The show will include her 2013 hits ‘We Can’t Stop’ and ‘Wrecking Ball’, as well as new single ‘Adore You’.
Watch the music video for Miley Cyrus's 'Adore You' below:
Amelia Lily has announced that she won’t release her debut album Be a Fighter.
The singer confirmed the news on Twitter after fans saw the LP listed for release this month on shopping website Very.
Just to confirm that the ‘be a fighter’ album IS NOT been released this feb. I’m working on brand new tracks…
The collection was originally slated for release in 2013 but was pushed back after her single ‘Party Over’ peaked at number 40 on the charts. Her debut single, ‘You Bring Me Joy’, entered the charts at number two in 2012. Lily recently told Digital Spy that she had delayed the record because she is a “perfectionist”, adding: “I feel like I’ve learned a lot from being in the industry for the past two years and I’ve gone back in and I know exactly what kind of direction of music I want to do.”
Watch the ‘You Bring Me Joy’ music video below:
The Saturdays have confirmed the title of their next single.
The girl group will release ‘Not Giving Up’ as the fifth cut to be lifted from their latest album Living For The Weekend. They confirmed the release of the new single on their official Twitter account, adding:
It serves as the follow-up to their previous singles ‘Disco Love’, ‘Gentleman’, ‘What About Us’ and ‘30 Days’. Una Healy and Rochelle Humes recently described their new music video as “strong” in a behind-the-scenes video.
The Saturdays’ latest album was their fifth collection so far and reached number ten in the UK last year.
Kylie Minogue has debuted the music video for her new single ‘Into The Blue’.
The Dawn Shadforth-directed clip sees the singer at a party with French actor Clement Sibony, who is best known for his roles in The Tourist and He Loves Me Not.
'Into The Blue' is available to download on March 9 and serves as the lead single from her 12th albumKiss Me Once, which follows on March 17. The record follows 2010’s Aphrodite and is her first since signing to Jay Z’s Roc Nation Management. The collection was executive produced by Minogue and Australian singer-songwriter Sia and includes production from Pharrell Williams (‘I Was Gonna Cancel’), MNEK’s (‘Feels So Good’) and Greg Kurstin (‘Sleeping With The Enemy’).
Minogue recently revealed that she burst into tears while working with Williams in the studio because she was “having the worst day”.
Enrique Iglesias has unveiled the video for his new single ‘I’m A Freak’.
The clip for the track - which features Cuban rapper Pitbull - is set in the midst of a debauched house party.
'I'm A Freak' is the first single to be taken from Iglesias's tenth studio album Sex + Love. The singer revealed the artwork for the LP - which is slated for a March 17 release in the UK and will hit shelves in the US the next day - yesterday (January 30).
'I'm A Freak' is out now in the US and will be available to download in the UK from March 9.
The boyband will release title track ‘Midnight Memories’ on March 9 as the third single to be lifted from their recent album of the same name. The accompanying music video sees the group escaping a rubbish house party, before whizzing around London, racing mobility scooters, scaling Tower Bridge and visiting a kebab shop.
The band made headlines while shooting the video after being harnessed to London’s famous Tower Bridge.
'Midnight Memories' was written by band members Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson, along with songwriters Julian Bunetta, Jamie Scott and John Ryan. It serves as the follow-up to previous hits ‘Best Song Ever’ and ‘Story of My Life’.