Rapper Lil Wayne has been delaying the release of his upcoming LP, Tha Carter V, for what feels like years now. Finally, after he stopped by ESPN's First Take live show on August 14th, the "Lollipop" MC announced to the world when his masterpiece will be released — as well as the album artwork.
One Direction is famously known for putting out an album a year (they've been around since 2010 and have three albums under their belt), so it makes sense that the fivesome's already putting together their fourth LP. In an interview on The Today Show, the "You & I" hit-makers sat down with Carson Daly and revealed that their next album will be — pardon the pun — taking them in a new direction.
Have you Shazaam'd the song "Am I Wrong" by Nico & Vinz yet? Apparently, it's the most-Shazaamed song ever, and ever since the track dropped in April 2013, it's slowly but surely creeped up the charts. Currently sitting at no.4 on the Billboard Hot 100, the duo sat down with MTV News to discuss the meaning behind their monstrous hit.
Seeing as Beyonce is up for a staggering eight nominations at this years' MTV Video Music Awards, as well as being the recipient of the coveted Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, it's only fitting that Queen Bey herself performs at the show Sunday, August 24th. MTV confirmed the news today, but it's still hush-hush as to what song (or songs!) Beyonce will perform at the 2014 VMAs.
Jessie J's got a new album coming out, and the first single is considered the "Lady Marmalade" of the 2010's! "Bang Bang" features vocals from Ariana Grande and a verse from Nicki Minaj, and will also be featured on Grande's upcoming sophomore album My Everything as a bonus track. Bang bang, indeed! As a testament to how hot the song is, "Bang Bang" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at no.6, which is only the second song to immediately land in the top 10 in 2014.
Congratulations, Sia! The singer/songwriter, who just dropped her highly-anticipated new album 1000 Forms Of Fear, is in the top 10 section of the BIllboard Hot 100 chart for the first time as a solo artist. Her smash single "Chandelier" is responsible for the Australian pop star's place on the chart, which is about a girl who appears to have it all on the outside, but is hurting on the inside.
After a seven year hiatus in the music world, actress/singer Hilary Duff is making a comeback with her bright, summery single "Chasing The Sun". Duff has mostly been known for her family life these days, so when she announced she was hitting the music studio again, fans went wild. "I'm chasing the sun / Don't miss out on the fun / Gotta get it while our hearts are young," sings the bubblegum songstress.
Nicki Minaj made headlines around the world last week when the rapper uploaded a picture of the single cover on Instagram to her unreleased song "Anaconda." Why was the cover such a viral hit? She bares her "assets" for all, and fans quickly spread the iconic photograph all over the Web. The audio for "Anaconda was supposed to be released on Tuesday, July 28th, but Nicki's had to push back the release date to August 4th.
"Weird Al" Yankovic has been parodying some of pop's biggest hits for over 30 years now, but with the release of his 14th studio album Mandatory Fun, he's finally landed himself a number one album on the Billboard 200. He also holds another feat: Mandatory Fun is the first comedy album to chart at #1 since 1964, and it's also the largest sales week for a comedy album since 1994.
Sunday, August 24th marks the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, and this year, Queen Bey is leading the nominations. With her eponymous fifth album freshly dropped in December of last year, the "Drunk In Love" crooner made a music video for each track off the surprise album, so it's no surprise that she's racked up a total of 8 nominations this year. Iggy Azalea and Eminem are both tied behind Bey with 7 nods each.