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.
Britney Spears has had one heck of a year. The famous pop star has not only managed to have a wildly successful stint in Las Vegas, she's also launched a line of intimate apparel for women, and is currently promoting it in Europe. Talk about getting "work" done, BritBrit! While in London, Britney sat down with On Demand Entertainment and didn't hold back about new details surrounding her follow-up to last years' Britney Jean.
We still don't know what Hilary Duff's upcoming album via RCA Records is titled, but that's not stopping the actress-turned-singer from releasing her new single "All About You." In the song's music video, we see Hilary going through a love-at-first-sight moment with a guy she spots at a coffee shop: and the hunt is on!
With a sophomore album on the way (that's yet to be titled,) Kendrick Lamar sent out the record's first single, "i," to positive reviews across the board. Well, maybe a couple listeners were taken aback: the song samples The Isley Brothers' funky guitar in "That Lady," which gives the track a surprisingly uplifting mood. Debuted on Soundcloud on September 23rd, "i" is just a taste of what's to come from Lamar's second record.
Coming November 11th, Nick Jonas has dropped the "Administration" part of his old solo handle and is simply going as his own name on his new LP Nick Jonas. Going for more of an R&B flavor this time around, as opposed to his signature pop-rock stylings, the Jonas Brother's second single "Jealous" is making waves because of the sexy music video: it stars his real-life girlfriend, Olivia Culpo.
Due out November 17th, One Direction's literally-titled fourth record Four will be dropping on shelves across the world. The 1D boys have already released the hot new track, "Fireproof," and it's already been downloaded approximately 1.1 million times by their Directioners. However, the official first single off the album isn't "Fireproof" — it's the hilariously-titled "Steal My Girl."
This week in totally bizarre news: "Blurred Lines" hit-maker Robin Thicke was riding high off the success of his single just over a year ago, but for more controversial reasons. The lyrics to the track were regarded to be about nonconsensual sex, and on top of that, Marvin Gaye's family has sued Thicke over how the track sounds mighty similar to the legendary performer's "Got To Give It Up." Now that the suit is going to court, new details about the song have emerged, including the claim that Robin did not write "Blurred Lines."
Even though UK pop songstress Rita Ora has been signed to Jay Z's Roc Nation label ever since 2009, she still hasn't broken it big in the North American music market. Overseas, she's had hits with the singles "How We Do (Party)" and "R.I.P.," but the US is still warming up to the R&B singer. So, even though Rita's prepping her second studio album, set for a January 2015 release, it will feel like her first for the Western audience of the world.
With the release of their appropriately-titled fifth album V last week, Maroon 5 are currently flying high atop the Billboard charts with the success of the record. Not only is the fivesome at no.1 on the Billboard 200 album chart, they're also topping the Artist 100 page, which means that the band is the biggest musical act in the US right now. Not bad!
The claws are out! Pop divas Taylor Swift and Katy Perry are apparently in a feud thanks to the cover story interview for Rolling Stone that T. Swift gave a few days ago. TayTay didn't name any names, as is her innocent nature, but the Internet is abuzz with the so-called facts that point to Swift dragging Perry through the mud in a quote about one of her new songs off her upcoming album 1989.