Girls around the world, prepare yourselves. With Missy Elliott and Beyonce working in the studio together, you better be expecting some awesome new music that will make you feel proud about being a woman!
Confirming the collaboration on Twitter, Elliott shared a studio session in New York City on Friday with Beyonce. While it is unclear when the track will be released, Elliott replied to a fan on Twitter saying, “it was great seeing her (Beyonce) catching up because its been a while! Very inspired.”
This isn’t the first time the duo have teamed up. Having collaborated on songs such as Elliott’s “Nothing Out There for Me”, Beyonce’s “Signs” and even Destiny Child’s “Confessions”, it’s pretty clear these two ladies are sticking to what works.
So in celebration of this collaboration, here is a throwback of some the their work together.
Ed Sheeran used Instagram as a weapon yesterday when he tweeted this adorable photo oh him with Taylor Swift all like: “Hey, look at us hanging out. SORRY you can’t hear our collaboration until Oct. 22!”
The two have been working on a duet for her forthcoming album Red. He tweeted the photo with the comment: ”Duet coming soon….” Their tortuous tweet comes just after sharing a video of them singing his song “Lego House.”
We’re pretty much dying. @edsheeran
First the 19-year-old Brit tries to woo Rita with his enticing dance moves: “I can tell that you’re watching me/ And I know you’re loving everything that you see/ The way I catch you go, crazy/ I’ll make you wanna dance with me.” But a confident Rita has a mind of her own: ”Take a picture, but you ain’t getting 3D/ Boy, slow down, come here/ So you say that you’re better than me?/ If I take it all off, bet you like what you see.”
The mid-tempo track, which will be on Conor’s debut album Contrast, has a cool electronic vibe with perfect harmonies. In the end, we’re not sure who’s “better” than the other, but the collaboration pretty much KILLS (in a good way of course).
Listen to it here:
Maroon 5′s lead single from Overexposed “Payphone” is an infectious pop song that you can expect to have stuck in your head ALL summer. The track features Pittsburgh MC Wiz Khalifa on their poppiest album yet.
Adam Levine, who’s music career has been on the up since The Voice, sings to you: “If happy ever after did exist, I would still be holding you like this.” If you insist.
The album will be out on June 26 and was produced by Max Martin.
Listen to it here:
Justin Bieber revealed that he’ll be doing a songwriting collaboration with Taylor Swift for his third album Believe and that it might have a country twang. Bieber announced the collaboration on the U.K.’s Capital FM Radio and hinted that the album will feature a range of styles: ”It doesn’t stay in a box,” he explained. “Everything is so different and that’s why I’m so happy with this album.”
Swift is just one of many all-stars contributing to the album, which also includes Drake, Kanye West, Timbaland and Diplo. Justin also announced on Twitter that the album will include a duet with Usher. You’ll have to wait until the summer to hear it though.
Justin and Taylor have previously collaborated in the past, when Taylor was a special guest at his concert.
Watch it here:
The andPOP crew talks about a recent social experiment that turned a regular guy into a celebrity for a day. Then we talk about Kesha’s freaky collaboration with the Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne. Finally, we watch Internet crack gold, a duck that thinks it’s a dog. Win.
Jessie J’s new video for “Laserlight”
creatively appropriately features a lot of lasers and lights. The video’s plot is pretty non-existant, but we can’t blame her for staring in the mirror at her glitzy accessories. Throughout much of the video she wears gigantic gold hoops that makes me recall the 90s and a spiked leather jacket (drool).
This is the third single from her Who You Are album and her second collaboration with David Guetta. Though Guetta isn’t in the video, Jessie happily soaks up the strobe lights enough to make us want to dance.
For your next party: an unlikely collaboration between Steve Aoki, Kid Cudi and former Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker. They all dominate this dubstep-inspired track “Cudi the Kid,” though it’s getting a mixed reaction. What do you think of it? [Source]
Former collaborator Jeremy Rose has blasted Canadian producer The Weeknd.
The Weeknd, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, is known to be reclusive, refusing to give interviews or chat to the public.
So it’s down to former collaborator Rose to speak out and reveal the true nature of Tesfaye.
In an interview with VICE, the producer said he had been deeply unhappy after contributing to The Weeknd’s name and sound.
“I had this idea for a dark R&B project… When I met (Tesfaye) I heard some of the stuff that he was doing. It was called the Noise. Remember that? It came out after he broke. It was this group, with him and another producer and it was called the Noise,” he said.
“They were a straight kind of R&B, just really light and kind of candlelight… (sings) “I wanna see you in your birthday suit”… And I was just like, “Aw, f**k that sh*t. No man, let’s talk about, f**kin’ and getting too high and trying to f**k bitches and it not working out. Let’s get really grimy about it.”
Contributing to a number of early tracks, the relationship between Jeremy Rose and Abel Tesfaye soon soured.
According to Rose, Tesfaye began pushing for some things he didn’t want to do where it got to the point where Tesfaye wouldn’t respect his opinions.
“He wanted me to produce for him without any of my input. And I was like, “Well then, what’s the point of being a group?” and he was like, “You can just be my producer,” and I said, “Are you going to pay me?” Then (I realized he was) not going to pay me. That’s why I backed out,” he continued.
“I was like, “You can have those three or four tracks, I’ll give you the stems, just take ’em, but I don’t want to work with you anymore.” I was really congenial about it, but I told him, “Just make sure that you give me credit,” and that’s where things went sour.”
You know, if someone worked on a track, they should at least be awarded some credit even if it’s for no money. That’s pretty low and unfair of The Weeknd to do that.
What do you think?
Timbaland just dropped his new track featuring Dev called “Break Ya Back,” and it’s pretty slick, not to mention steamy.
The song is sexually charged as Dev says the boys are ”trying to find my hidden valley” while Timbaland responds: “I got your thighs rubbin’/From this bass I be pumpin.”
This is the second collaboration they’ve worked on together (the other was “Don’t Hurt It”) and it will appear on Timbaland’s upcoming album “Shock Value III,” which is his third solo project. What do you think of it?
Listen to it here:
Australian heartthrob Cody Simpson tweeted a video of himself playing “Over the Rainbow” fireside, on his ukulele. At the end of the song, he says “rest in peace Iz,” presumably for Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, a Hawaiian singer who died in 1997 and played the same song on his ukulele.
The 14-year-old singer recently told Billboard that there’s a possibility he might work with Justin Bieber in the future: “He just hit me up one time — ‘OK, come into the studio tonight.’ I dropped by and it was artist to artist… and you play some of the stuff you’ve been working on and Justin played me a lot of the stuff on his upcoming album.”
That’s the second Justin Bieber collaboration we’ve heard of today, as Bieber’s manager mentioned the possibility of a One Direction collaboration in the future. That boy certainly gets around!
In the meantime, we’re happy with this acoustic version of a classic song.
Listen to it here:
Earlier this week Avril Lavigne posted this Twitpic of her bro’ing with Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger in the studio.
I’m a proud Canadian but I’m not sure about his collaboration people! I’ve already heard it referred to as the end of music.
What would an Lavigne + Kroeger collaboration sound like?
Demi Lovato was the at the Seventeen Magazine luncheon on Wednesday. She took some questions from reporters, and one was particularly interesting.
Demi was asked which artist would be her dream collaboration. Her response? Eminem.
“Hopefully, I can work with Eminem,” Lovato said. “He’s my favorite rapper so anything with him would be amazing.”
This might be doable. Eminem has worked with pop stars in the past, and Demi does have a little bit of an edge. Maybe we can make this happen?
Cody Simpson has finally started collaborating with his good buddy Justin Bieber.
Cody sent out a tweet “Good time in the studio with @justinbieber @iamjulkeyz @itsmattgraham @kennyhamilton. #2012 we’re coming.”
We spoke to Cody last month, and Cody talks about his relationship with Justin, and being compared to Bieber.
It’s natural that people compare Cody Simpson to Justin Bieber, but Cody explains that their styles are each individual and unique. That doesn’t mean, however, that the two singers aren’t planning on working together. In this interview with andPOP Cody talks about his upcoming track with Justin, and why he respects Bieber so much as an artist. He also confirms that he and the Biebs will collaborate, however, they’re just “looking for the right song.”
Watch below as Cody and @Jordans_life take a phone call from a fan and talk about his upcoming album:
Jason Derulo has been working with comeback star Demi Lovato. Derulo told PopDash about the track and working with Lovato,
“About a month ago in Miami, we were doing a track for her album together, I think her album’s coming out in 4 days. I don’t know if people really know who Demi Lovato is here. In the States she’s really big. She’s a very sweet girl, very passionate about her work, very excited, so I’m glad her record is good.”
The track is on Demi’s new album.
In an interview with The Montreality Show, Mac Miller says his dream collaboration is Andre 3000.
“Definitely Andre 3000. That’s one of my favorite rappers ever. I don’t know, if I could work with him it would be crazy,” said Miller when asked who he’d like to work with. “I don’t really wanna put too much into who I work with because if people don’t wanna work with me or believe in what I’m doing then it’s cool…I mean I already have some tracks in with some legends in the game so I’ve already done things that I never believed I would do before.”
In a post on his Twitter page, Bieber writes, “Had a great studio session with my big bro Sean Kingston and the talented jonathanrotem. Goodmusic.”
The two buddies have recorded together before, and have also toured together.
“I think a lot of my audience is going to go KE$HA!?, but she probably wrote the most disgusting lyrics in the song – we had to rein her in. I like people to know that just because artists are put in a pigeon hole, that doesn’t mean that’s what they are. Give people a little room,” Cooper told NME.
MTV News is reporting that Spears is desperate to work with Gaga, who has previously written three songs for her. Guess the tables have turned!
“Britney is desperate to work with her again. She is very aware of that Gaga is a big threat to her in terms of her longevity in music. She’s fascinated with her and blown away by her music. So far there has been no indication that a collaboration will ever happen. Britney feels like with artists like Gaga and Katy Perry, her days in pop are coming to an end,” says the source to ShowbizSpy.
I die over this news. Unlike Britney’s collaborations with Rihanna or Nicki Minaj and Ke$ha, this would actually be fire. Pure greatness. Gaga would not let her release some crappy collaboration. I think it needs to happen. Now.