Nicki Minaj dropped two major bits of news on October 29th: a new track featuring YMCMB label-mates Lil Wayne and Drake, as well as the new release date for her upcoming LP The Pinkprint. "Only" debuted on iHeartRadio's site for Minaj's fans to hear, and with Wayne & Drake being mentioned in the song's lyrics (as well as rapping on it), it's making headlines all over the Web.
Congratulations are in order for the mainstream country duo Florida Georgia Line and the release of their new album Anything Goes. It didn't only produce one of their biggest hits to date, "Dirt": it also cemented the twosome at the no.1 spot on Billboard's Artist 100 countdown. Not to mention the album is at number one on both the Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums charts...
The Fader is reporting on a hot new item that's huge new for Rihanna fans: according to a leaked Def Jam press release, RiRi's next album might be dropping as soon as November of this year. With an intriguing album title, Lost Files, this would be the eighth album from the pop star in nine years. That is, if the rumors are true.
Taking to their website on October 16th, boy band sensation One Direction posted the deluxe track list to their upcoming LP Four. Hitting shelves on November 17th, fans can expect a whopping sixteen tracks on the album, which is their fourth (obviously) in four years. Not bad, One Direction!
Every once in a while, an artist makes it big on the pop charts with nothing but a guitar strapped to their back. We've seen it with acts like Ed Sheeran and A Great Big World, and now it's Irish singer/songwriter Hozier's time to shine. Making waves last year with the release of his Take Me To Church EP, the folk performer just dropped his self-titled LP Hozier, and graced the Saturday Night Live stage with host Bill Hader this past weekend.
Taylor Swift is ready to follow up her single "Shake It Off" from her upcoming LP 1989 with a new track, according to her Instagram. She posted an artistic shot of a nature path, captioned 5 days #1989, and with the key word "Woods" in the shot, fans have clued in that she's probably talking about the song she revealed in her recent Rolling Stone interview, "Out Of The Woods."
Meghan Trainor may not be a household name, but expect to be talking about the budding singer/songwriter more often as her star power rises thanks to the success of "All About That Bass." The song — which promotes being proud of your body, no matter what size — has been climbing the Billboard Hot 100 chart for weeks now, and finally, it's hit the no.1 spot. And that's not all: the Hot 100's top 5 is all ladies, which is definitely an awesome case of girl power!
Have just dropped her album of jazz classics with legendary singer Tony Bennett, entitled Cheek To Cheek, Lady Gaga has a lot to celebrate. Not only did she just get a tattoo of a monster claw to represent her relationship with her fans, the Little Monsters — she also partook in the Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) series. And Mother Monster got personal!
LA-based producer Flying Lotus has remained relatively under-the-radar with his blend of hip-hop, electronic, and jazz music. However, with his new album You're Dead! due out October 7th, he's gaining more and more popularity. Oh yeah, and it might have to do with the fact that Kendrick Lamar is featured on his first single from the record, "Never Catch Me." The song's music video just dropped, and it's getting even more viral by the second.
He's one of the busiest men in country music: with his hosting duties on The Voice as well as the ACM Awards, on top of being married to fellow singer Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton's always on the go. However, he found the time to record the follow-up album to 2011's Based On A True Story... with his new LP Bringing Back The Sunshine, which was just released on September 30th.