Kanye West made headlines for his beau Kim Kardashian's 33rd birthday by proposing to the reality TV star in a unique way on October 21st. The rapper first made headlines when he suddenly postponed his Vancouver, Canada concert date on October 20th to make a beeline to San Francisco. The mystery behind Kanye's disappearance seemed to be revealed when he rented out AT&T Park to put on an extravagant show for his girlfriend's big day.
Taylor Swift has recorded a new song for the British Film One Chance, and it was officially released on iTunes today. The song isn't considered material for her follow-up to Red, but at least Swift fans have some fresh material for the country-pop crossover star. Entitled "Sweeter Than Fiction", the upbeat tune was co-written by fun.'s Jack Antonoff, who is becoming a prolific songwriter in the pop world: he's also helped write songs like "How Come You Don't Want Me" by Tegan and Sara and "Brave" by Sara Bareilles.
Katy Perry's highly-anticipated third studio album Prism is out worldwide on October 22nd, but a few days before it officially drops, it's available to stream off the pop star's website. With the hot single "Roar" burning up the charts, and the second confirmed single "Unconditionally" sure to follow suit, Prism is gearing up to be one of 2013's biggest pop records.
With Eminem's highly-anticipated new album The Marshall Mathers LP 2 due out November 5th, the rapper has been teasing the sound of the record with the Beastie Boys-inspired track "Berzerk" and the super-serious single "Survival". Although it's currently unreleased by the hip-hop legend, the latest song to come out from MMLP2 is one of Slim Shady's most ambitious to date, titled "Rap God".
The 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards kicked off on Tuesday, October 15th, and raking in a staggering amount of wins was 26-year-old rapper Kendrick Lamar. The Compton, CA native took home five awards: Sweet 16, Album Of The Year (for good kid, m.A.A.d city), MVP Of The Year, Best Collabo (for "F---in' Problems" with A$AP Rocky), and Lyricist Of The Year.
Avicii’s True is truly a treat for people who love listening to electronic dance. Unlike other EDM artists, Avicii’s music can be heard without banging your head against the wall. His music actually has a rhyme and a reason behind his projects. That’s something that many other artists in his genre lack.
Fans of pop-rock superstars the Jonas Brothers were shocked to learn that the trio cancelled their North American tour in support of their upcoming album, V. Due to "creative differences" and "a rift between the band", the group came to the decision to call off their forthcoming live dates, which means that their conflict is so serious they cannot share a stage with one another.
It's been an exciting year for 16-year-old singer/songwriter Lorde, who not only dropped her debut LP entitled Pure Heroine a few weeks ago, but also released probably one of 2013's biggest singles, "Royals". The track is all about being a teenager in today's modern world, being baffled by the luxurious material objects that many artists in pop boast about in their lyrics, and listeners are relating to her message.
Lady Gaga has released the official album artwork for her upcoming album, ARTPOP, dropping November 11th. Designed by legendary sculptor Jeff Koons, the record cover is a collision piece of pieces of art like The Birth Of Venus, plus one of Koons' notorious glass spheres. Right in the center is a scuplture of Gaga herself, by Koons, with her signature long hair with straight-across bangs, and of course, no clothing.
On Thursday, October 10th, the hit television show Glee will be saying goodbye to Cory Monteith and his character Finn Hudson in an emotional tribute episode. The trailer was released today, featuring the cast laying flowers, cars, and football memorabilia next to Hudson's locker, and showed a tearful Lea Michele, Monteith's on-and-offscreen girlfriend, showing her true reaction to the passing of the TV star.