Iggy Azalea is one of the music world's hottest rappers right now, so we were surprised when we heard she nabbed a song from Katy Perry's catalogue, we were confused — the girl doesn't need to take tracks from other artists! The Australian-born sensation was on On Air with Ryan Seacrest for an exclusive interview, and mentioned that her "Black Widow" ode from her debut LP The New Classic was penned by Perry.
Pop songwriter extraordinaire Sia has written some of music's biggest hits over the years (Beyonce's "Pretty Hurts" and Rihanna's "Diamonds", anyone?), but the Swedish talent is gearing up to release her own music, written for herself, in the album 1000 Forms Of Fear. Due out July 8th, it's been said that the album tackles a lot darker material than she could ever write for a bubbly pop star, which is apparent in the record's track list.
After much speculation that tortured chanteuse Lana Del Rey's sophomore record Ultraviolence was due out in May, it turns out that fans of LDR's beautifully-tragic tunes will have to wait a little longer. The singer revealed via Twitter that her highly-anticipated record is coming June 16th, which leaves about a month for her following to wait for the Dan Auerbach-produced release.
Famous rock duo The Black Keys decided to send out their new single "Fever" today, taken from their upcoming eighth studio album Turn Blue. Their last LP, El Camino, spawned hits like "Lonely Boy" and "Gold On The Ceiling", and then the pair remained tight-lipped about their follow-up to the hit record. Their official website confirmed that Turn Blue is due May 13th along with the "Fever" audio clip.
The Internet was abuzz today because of a leaked collaboration between French house duo Daft Punk and rapper Jay Z, posted to a Kanye West fan site in defence that West produced the mysterious track. "Computerized", however, was not produced by Yeezy, instead it's assumed that this was a demo recording meant to appear on the 2010 Tron soundtrack that Daft Punk produced.
Rejoice, Animals — Ke$ha is celebrating being released from rehab, and she's a whole new woman. At least, when it comes to her online persona. The "Die Young" hit-maker entered rehab over a month ago citing troubles with an eating disorder, and now that she's left the facility, she's changed her Twitter handle from @keshasuxx to @KeshaRose. We're all for it, because it promotes a healthier viewpoint towards herself, and she deserves it!
The 2014 ACM Awards are going down on Sunday, April 6th, and once again, Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will be hosting the country-filled event. The performer's list was just announced, and as expected, it's a star-studded list comprised of country's biggest stars. Keith Urban will be taking the stage to promote his latest album Fuse, while Miranda Lambert will most likely be strumming out her new single "Automatic" on the ACMs stage.
Glee star Lea Michele dropped her debut LP Louder today, and the closing track is a bit of an emotional roller coaster ride. "If You Say So", the final song off Michele's new record, was co-written by the famed Broadway performer and thrown into the album's track list at the last minute. The lyrics were inspired by the passing of her Glee co-star and real-life love Cory Monteith.
Congratulations are in order for the team behind Disney's hit movie Frozen: their anthem "Let It Go" for the animated film's soundtrack won Best Original Song at the 2014 Oscars! Written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, the married songwriting duo proudly (and humbly) accepted the award on March 2nd at the 86th annual Academy Awards.
In conjunction with Pharrell's upcoming album G I R L being available to stream off iTunes a week before its release, music fans got the chance to hear the famed producer's new track with collaborators and friends Daft Punk. The track, "Gust Of Wind", is exactly what'd you'd expect from the trio: a disco-tinged, robotic-chorused song of epic proportions.