Everybody's favorite modern-day R&B crooner — the talented Usher Raymond — has announced the title of his upcoming LP for the world to hear. With no release date as of yet, his eighth studio album is (tentatively) titled UR, after his initials of course. Usher's comeback singles "Good Kisser" and "She Came To Give It To You" (the latter ft. Nicki Minaj) are both funky and groovy in nature, gearing up this record to maybe sound like Michael Jackson 2.0.
Nicki Minaj has dropped the highly-anticipated music video for her Sir Mix-A-Lot-sampled "Anaconda" single, and as one can expect by the single cover, it's a twerk-a-thon. Starring Nicki and a team of female backup dancers taking over the jungle, the ladies shake what their mommas gave 'em in the NSFW clip, and near the end, Drake makes an appearance enjoying a private dance from Ms. Minaj herself.
TayTay's back, Swifties! After working on her follow-up record to 2012's best-selling Red, Taylor Swift held a live web-stream via Yahoo! on August 18th to announce the name of her upcoming LP. Titled 1989, after her birth year, the album will be out on October 27th, and the first single has been dubbed "Shake It Off."
Enrique Iglesias is slowly but surely climbing his way up the Billboard Hot 100 chart with his single "Bailando", which translates to "dancing" from Spanish to English. Currently sitting at no.12, he's been rising on the chart for 15 weeks now, and it's the first time a Spanish single has had major staying power since Los Del Rio's massively popular "Macarena" dropped in 1996.
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.