Back in January it was reported that Kylie Minogue was planning to take a break from the music business so that she could focus on other projects. A month later, it was revealed that Kylie signed a new management deal with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation company and plans for a “break” went completely out the window. Since news of Kylie’s Roc Nation deal was revealed, we’ve been hearing whispers about the work she is doing on a new album. In a radio interview yesterday on The Angie Martinez Show on the NYC radion station Hot 97, Pharrell Williams dished a bit about the production work he has been doing with artists lately and he revealed that he is working with Kylie on new music. Pharrell also talked a bit about the work he has done with Daft Punk (including their AMAZING collaboration on the new single Get Lucky) as well as other artists … click below to watch video of Pharrell talking about music and the folks he has been making music with lately.
Kylie Minogue has worked with Pharrell Williams on new music. The Aussie star has been working on her new collection throughout 2013 and recently teamed up with the US singer in the recording studio. Williams confirmed the sessions during a recent radio interview with Hot 97, following his collaboration with Daft Punk on ‘Get Lucky’. The star revealed that he has been working with Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Jennifer Hudson and Kylie Minogue. Minogue signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation management earlier this year, and has also been working with Darkchild, Stargate and Sia on new material.
First off, I gotta give his news a huge WOOOOOOT!!! I am SO excited that Jay-Z is now overseeing Kylie’s music career because, FINALLY, she has a chance to break BIG here in the US. Kylie has been in the biz for 25 years and except for a few hit songs along the way, she remains a relative unknown here in the US (despite the fact that she is a MASSIVE star in the rest of the world). I had resigned myself to the belief that Kylie was just never gonna make it here in the US and that the smart folks in the know would be the only ones to benefit from her amazing music. With Jay-Z in charge of her career now, it sounds like things may happen that could push Kylie to the forefront of popstars here in the US. The fact that she is working with Pharrell thrills me to no end. He is absolutely one of my favorite producers/songwriters and I cannot WAIT to hear what these two cook up for us. Additionally, in this interview, Pharrell dishes that he is also working on new music with Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, No Doubt, Busta Rhymes, Schoolboy Q, Jennifer Hudson and Miley Cyrus … which is ALL very exciting (I mean, Pharrell + Beyoncé? Pharrell + Busta?? Pharrell + J. Hud??? OMG YES!) but I’m, personally, most excited about his work with Kylie. Here’s hoping we’ll get to hear any/all of these collabs in the coming months. A new Kylie Minogue album released by the end of the year would make my life. Dear Universe, please make it so.