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Adele Has Officially Begun Work On Her New Album

Due Out In Mid-2014

Adele recently covered Elle Magazine’s annual music issue and the beloved songstress looked all kinds of a stunning in a spread by Thomas Whiteside. Trent predicted that we might be hearing about new music soon, and ‘soon’ is officially here! Somehow, in between winning her first Academy Award, and giving birth to a bouncing baby boy, Adele has already managed to record new songs for her upcoming album. Click inside to learn more!
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First Look: Mariah Carey Releases A Teaser For Her New Song With Miguel, Titled ‘Beautiful’

Ohhh Shizz! Get Psyched!
Mimi + Miguel = Beautiful

I’m not sure… but I think Mariah Carey is about to do the damn thing. For the past few weeks she’s been sharing photos of herself in the studio and teasing about new music. What she didn’t tell us was that she had enlisted friggen Miguel for her first new single, called Beautiful. Ummm, I need to hear this song yesterday! Mimi and Miguel?! I just can’t imagine a universe where this song is not all kinds of sexy. Mariah took to Twitter to share a teaser for Beautiful, and that guitar is sounding hawt! Also, Joseph Kahn (who directed her video with Cam’rony’all know I love that one–and her video for The One) directed the teaser. It looks like we can expect the official release on May 6. Are you psyched?

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Here Are 20 Throwback Reggae Songs That You Better Start Dutty Wining To Right Now

Y'all Are Not Ready For Throwback Thursday: The Reggae Edition

Y’all may have noticed that I had to skip Throwback Thursday last week and this is why. This list is the reason why. I knew it was time to finally do the Throwback reggae post I’d been working on with PITNBr Emily (who used to be a reggae DJ, and who now makes fancy purses… because she is awesome), and I knew once I started working on it, it would dominate my entire life/day. And it has. Do you have any idea how difficult it is to make your two children lunch while trying to dutty wine to Mr. Vegas‘s Hot Wuk? Actually, it’s not hard at all. It’s effing awesome. But then after lunch I had to bring my laptop to the bathroom ’cause I couldn’t hear Beenie Man while I was in there flat-ironing my hair, and it was just total madness trying not to burn myself or knock my two-year old in the face with my booty while I tried to get ready. LMAO, omg this list is the best, I’m sorry. It just is. And if any of you DARE listen to these songs while, like, sitting still OMG do NOT talk to me! My son’s on my lap and I’m lit’rally rocking him to sleep listening to song number 5. Yeah, you better effing click inside so you can figure out what song number 5 is. Hint: It is EVERYTHING.
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Watch: Beyoncé Debuts A New Song In Her Mrs. Carter ‘H&M’ Ad

'Standing On The Sun'
Beyoncé As Mrs. Carter For H&M

You know what I tell myself when I see Beyoncé in a bikini? I tell myself, ‘Self, if you got a campaign with H&M and they were giving you jabillions of dollars, you’d do be sure to have abs like that too.‘ And then I finish my bowl of Froot Loops and continue to enjoy my life (and my body) as I know it. So there… lol. We all know Beyoncé is the new face of H&M and her promo pics for their summer line have been pretty, insanely hawt. She just dropped a video ad and in it she debuts a new song titled Standing On The Sun; it sounds like a hit, y’all. Peep the video for more!

Shouts-out to PITNBr Iris B for sending this my way!

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First Listen: Janelle Monáe Enlists Erykah Badu For Her New Single, ‘Q.U.E.E.N.’

Dopeness

A little while back we heard a sweet little remix to a slightly throwback Janelle Monáe track, and I’ve since been waiting for a new jam. Although the Cover Girl has a strong fan base, I haven’t really, really gotten into her stuff but I’m definitely interested in the movement. Earlier this week Janelle released the single Q.U.E.E.N., and the Queen herself, Erykah Badu, is featured on the track. I’ve professed my lurve for Erykah before, so y’all know I was losing it when I saw this dropped. Click inside for your first listen!
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Kylie Minogue Is Working With Pharrell On New Music

Pharrell Spills the Beans

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. More »

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Bonnie McKee Talks About Working With Britney Spears On ‘The Smurfs 2′ Soundtrack

"Britney Spears is just all sex all day"

Last week we learned that Britney Spears recorded a song titled Ooh La La for the soundtrack of the forthcoming sequel film The Smurfs 2 and today we learn a little bit more about the song itself. Bonnie McKee, the songwriter who penned Britney‘s smash hit Hold It Against Me, offered up a bit of new info about this new song that she wrote for our dear Britney. Apparently, Britney‘s unrelenting sexiness forced McKee to fill a song meant for a kiddie film with sexual innuendo … or something ridiculous like that. Click below to read what Bonnie has to say about Ooh La La. More »

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First Listen: A Snippet Of Beyoncé And André 3000′s ‘Back To Black’ Cover Gets Released

3 Stacks Saves All

A little while back we got our first taste of The Great Gatsby soundtrack, and it was kind of a big deal. Baz Luhrmann‘s highly anticipated adaptation is coming with some brilliant music from some amazing artists. The other day we got to hear Florence + The Machine‘s Over The Love, which is on the soundtrack, and now we get a snippet of the cover everyone’s been waiting to hear. Beyoncé and André 3000 covered Amy Winehouse‘s Back To Black, and although everyone might not be into it (including Amy Winehouse‘s father… who thought Beyoncé should have paid to cover the song), I was excited to hear what they’d done with the original track. Click inside for your first listen!
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Watch: Pharrell Performs The Daft Punk Song ‘Get Lucky’ Live For The First Time

Then He Performed It Two More Times!
'Lucky' Star

We got our first tease of Daft Punk‘s new single Get Lucky which features Pharrell Williams on vocals at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival last weekend and we got to hear the song in FULL when it was released officially on Thursday. Today we get to hear Pharrell perform the song LIVE for the very first time. On Friday night, Pharrell was the featured performer at a launch event for a new HTC mobile phone and he performed the song not once but three times over the course of the night. Honestly, the HTC event probably wasn’t the best place to debut the song due to sound issues and audience participation (or lack thereof) but I completely understand why Pharrell used the first opportunity possible to perform the song for fans … it’s just an amazing song that needs to played constantly. Check out the embed above to watch his performance then click below to learn more about the event from Billboard magazine. More »

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Is Madonna Releasing A New Album In 2014?

Rumor Has It ...

Now … let’s not all lose our heads or anything but … there is a rumor going around this weekend that Madonna is planning to release a new album sometime next year. A photo has been making the rounds on blogs and social media that features Madonna wearing a shirt with 2014 emblazoned on the front. There is also a Live Nation logo on the photo … which has some people claiming that Live Nation has “confirmed” the album’s release for next year. I have yet to find anything even remotely resembling an official confirmation so … take this news for what it’s worth. Check out the photo in question below and … rejoice! A new Madonna record may be out sooner than we anticipated. More »

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