Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale will be releasing her debut album this summer!
Hale’s album won’t be what your used to from television stars. Hale told Teen Vogue about her album that “It’s country music, and I’m really proud of it.” She added that because of her busy schedele the exact release date is still being figured out, but it will definitely be out by the end of this year.
I’ll be sure to give the album a listen as it seems different from the sound most tv stars turned singers aim for. While most turn towards pop or an indie sound, Hale’s upcoming album will feature country music which is uncommon – and in turn intriguing.
Will you be buying Lucy Hale’s album when it drops?
Having already taken Europe by storm, Ed continues his conquest to take over the world on the Ellen show. He’s quickly sweeping North America off it’s feet and playing her show is a major benchmark for any artist. In this interview Caity talks to Ed about his cats, being on the show and British soap operas.
Okay directioners, it’s official. Take deep breaths and prepare yourself for all this goodness. One Direction’s second album Take Me Home has an official release date —November 13 but if you haven’t already noticed, you’re looking at their new album artwork!
The boy’s new first single is titled “Live While We’re Young,” which we found out about in last week’s video announcement. You can officially store your own copy of the single on October 1 in Canada/US and September 30 in the UK. “Live While We’re Young” will premiere on radio stations worldwide starting Monday, September 24 so don’t forget to get those requests in — you’ll be able to jam out in your car. Duh.
During the major 1D announcement this morning, Niall said: “As you know, our new album is going to be called Take Me Home and it is available to pre-order from the 3rd of September at midnight.” We are totally looking forward what they have in store. They’ve been working with a handful of first-class producers and writers such as Rami Yacoub, Carl Falk and Savan Kotecha (wrote and produced “What Makes You Beautiful), Ed Sheeran, Dr. Luke and many more.
With the guys debut album Up All Night, and their second album now titled Take Me Home, fans couldn’t help but tweet the band some naughty suggestions. Really though, what do you expect from this fan base?
Watch the HUGE announcement here:
Looks like the British bad boys had some time off while on tour in Australia. Max George broke the news on Twitter, “So….. In 2 hours from now I’m gonna be swimming with sharks 4m’s long!! Never been so hyped!!!” Seems like after a whole lot of convincing, all the lads ended up joining in except Nathan Sykes. He tweeted, “To people saying that we should join max, I think you are slightly confused about our sanity …” I actually don’t blame him though. Don’t worry Nath, you and I can sit from the other side of the glass and just wave. Following the eventful experience, Max George seemed the most excited with countless tweets, “Best thing I’ve ever done… My love for sharks had just doubled!!!” “My new friend!!” and “Lifting a sand tiger shark with 2 fingers!!” Jay McGuiness tweeted the photo above saying, “Didn’t bite me cause he could tell I was a vegetarian. #SharkWhisperer”
Really Cody…really? It’s okay we don’t mind (even though you’re 15-years-old). It’s quite obvious you just want to show off your jacked bod and read all your Angel’s reactions. The Instagram he posted reminds me of his “Wish U Were Here” acoustic performance, that he first did for us a month back. Yes I know, we’re so lucky! Looks like the pic caught the eye of Kendall Jenner, who instantly tweeted him back:
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This was actually the first conversation that anyone from ANDPOP has exchanged smells with an artist. It’s not as bad as it sounds, Rita and @Jordans_life were actually discussing their “scents.” Okay, that didn’t sound much better either. We’re referring to Jordan’s cologne and Rita’s perfume. After all the sniffing and smelling they eventually talked about her “journey” through the world of music.
Watch part 1 HERE where Rita talks about being in Jay-Z’s presence & opening up for Coldplay
Madonna is heading back to the studio to work on a new album, reports Canoe Jam.
Madonna’s manager confirmed the news, writing on twitter: ”Madonna goes into the recording studio next month to begin work on (her) new album… She has a good idea which producers she will be working with… There is nothing to report in regards to (a) tour. You guys know how this works… first comes the album and next comes the (tour).”
This news comes just months after she claimed to be quitting her music career because she doesn’t have the “time or energy” to sing. So much for that.
The iconic singer has been putting her filmmaking career first lately, where she has been filming a new movie called ‘W.E.’
It’s amazing that, after all these years, she’s still making music and reinventing herself once again. Her music is fun and definitely a guilty pleasure, so dare I say I’m excited?
Beyonce has addressed her fans in regards to her album leaking in its entirety yesterday, reports Billboard.
The singer’s album, ’4,’ was leaked two weeks before it’s scheduled date of July 28. While Beyonce isn’t happy, she is thanking her fans for the positive feedback she’s been receiving.
Beyoncé took to her official Facebook today to address the leak:
“My music was leaked and while this is not how I wanted to present my new songs, I appreciate the positive response from my fans. When I record music I always think about my fans singing every note and dancing to every beat. I make music to make people happy and I appreciate that everyone has been so anxious to hear my new songs.”
The album comes out July 28 and Target stores will carry an exclusive version of the album with extra tracks.
According to my Twitter feed last night, the feedback wasn’t all positive. Many say the album is a little dull, and nothing compared to her lead single ‘Run The World (Girls).’ I don’t really support leaked albums, so I’ll wait for the official one before judging.
Aerosmith is heading back in the studio to begin working on their long-delayed new album, reports Billboard.
Not that frontman Steven Tyler is done with ‘American Idol’ for the season, he has plenty of time to work on his own stuff. The singer and his four bandmates plan to reunite next month with producer Jack Douglas, guitarist Joe Perry says.
“Whole band has plans to go into the studio with Jack Douglas second week of July to work on new Aero CD,” Perry tweeted.
The album will be recorded in a Massachusetts studio the band built six years ago. This will be the band’s newest materiel since 2001′s ‘Just Push Play.’
The band has delayed recording due to several reasons, like health problems rising among the members or Tyler’s pushing desire to go solo.
It’s about time – I doubt their new stuff will be as good as the classics, but I’m sure they’ll be back with some fresh stuff!
Lady Antebellum has set a September release date for their new album, reports Billboard.
The country group will release their highly anticipated third album, ‘Own the Night,’ on September 13.
“We’ve spent the last year, year and a half writing for it, and we’re really proud,” Charles Kelley said.
The album’s first single ‘Just a Kiss’ debuted just last month, which fans hailed a great follow-up to their original smash ‘Need You Now.’
“We’re just excited. With the first single debuting in the top 10, we never expected that, so hopefully off to a good start,” says Kelley. “You never know until it gets out there with the fans. We feel good about it, but they’ll let us know if they like it or not.”
I’m sure fans across the nation will enjoy it, Kelley. The group is really unique, so I hope they stick around for a really long time and continue making hits.
You may not know this but Protest the Hero has a very complex music style. So complex that there is actual mathematics behind it. Tim from Protest explains to us the band’s classical music training, and the mathematics involved with their music, along with their latest album “Scurrilous.”
Singer, actress and all-around performing machine, Beyoncé Knowles, is looking to release her fourth studio album this coming June — and the reviews are already glowing.
After unveiling six tracks from the currently untitled album to record bosses in New York, Sony Music Australia executive Denis Handlin, revealed that Knowles’ new material was triumphant.
“It was just amazing,” he told The Daily Telegraph. “These songs, the best description I can give is groundbreaking. She’s gone to another level.”
The songstress and wife of rap mogul, Jay-Z, has described the new album’s sound as a mixture of various genres.
“I’m not in a box,” she said to MTV News. “It’s not R&B. It’s not typically pop. It’s not rock. It’s just everything I love all mixed together in my own little gumbo of music.”
Knowles has cited her inspirations for the album, including artists like The Stylistics, Lauryn Hill, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson, to name a few. Though details of the album remain unknown, fans can expect the songstress’s new sound to include samplings of such talent as Jim Jonsin, Diplo, The-Dream, Ne-Yo and even indie group, Sleigh Bells in the her follow-up record to ‘I am…Sasha Fierce.’
The album will also be released in time for the 29-year-old entertainer’s headlining gig at this year’s Glastonbury Festival, in Somerset, England. She may have taken a little bit of time off from world domination, but it looks as though some time out of the spotlight was just was Beyoncé needed to bring us back to our knees.
I, for one, can’t wait.
Gwen Stefani, lead singer of No Doubt, revealed on ‘On Air with Ryan Seacrest’ Friday that a new No Doubt album is expected to be released sometime this year.
The singer phoned in on Friday to chat about styling the girls on ‘American Idol,’ which she did awesomely if I may say so myself, as well as revealed what’s in store with the upcoming No Doubt record. She revealed the album will be “definitely out this year.”
Although Stefani didn’t mention an exact date, the L.A.M.B. rocker revealed, “we’ve been going for awhile trying to make this record and it’s been super challenging but really fun, we’re trying to enjoy the moment of writing and…it’s just a really fun process and I think it’s going to be out this year,” adding, “it’s generally a really happy album…the main thing we were trying to do is write really catchy good songs.”
Gwen further revealed, “we got about 10 songs done and we want to do a few more just in case, but it’s a really good record, I really love this record.”
I’m so excited by this news! They have always been a favourite of mine. I was so sad when I missed their reunion tour a year ago or so, so this will be a good kickstart to their comeback. I’m glad their taking their time to write this album too, instead of rushing out a bunch of crap like many other bands do. Although I loved Stefani’s solo stuff and her different experimentation, there is nothing that can replace the No Doubt music – it’s just so unique and fresh. Can’t wait!
Digital Spy is reporting that Cher is going country for her next album. What?
Country music producer Mark Bright has confirmed that he will be working on a new album with Cher in the near future. Bright has worked with numerous country acts, and is known as one of the masterminds behind all three of Carrie Underwood’s studio albums.
When asked about working with Cher, he told Silk and Denim Music: “Cher knows that her listeners also listen to country music, so she felt it was a natural thing to develop a country music relationship.”
The album would be the first solo effort from Cher since 2001′s Living Proof. That’s a decade!
The star has recently appeared in the film and soundtrack for “Burlesque” alongside Christina Aguilera. Although Cher won a Golden Globe for the song ‘You Haven’t Seen The Last Of Me’ from the film’s soundtrack, she failed to win an Oscar.
Cher is such an icon, and I can guarantee that her dedicated fans will follow her no matter what music path she decides to embark on, but country? Really? I guess her deep, crooner voice would fit with the genre, but I just have such an image of Cher as this electronic disco diva that I find it hard to picture her in a cowboy hat.
Props to her for trying something new, though. Unlike Avril Lavigne or the Backstreet Boys, who have been doing this forever without a change in style, at least Cher is taking a risk. And I like risk-taking. Yeehaw, Cher, Yee-haw.
OMG everyone that was 12 when Avril Lavigne’s first album came out, get excited because she has plans to release a fourth album. According to Perezhilton.com, Lavigne has been sitting on the record for a year now. It must be pretty awful, and by that I mean awesome. It’s been an eon since Lavigne last released an album, wonder if she can make a good enough come back to ride the slut wave along with Katy Perry and Lady Gaga. She may have to tweak her image a bit.
Lavigne claims that the record is “special” and “close to her heart”. I guess we can’t expect a Sk8er Boi track on this album. Maybe we’ll get a Surfer Boi track, in a “subtle” I reference to her relationship with Brody Jenner. Damn Avril you’ve come so far.
The Huffington Post reports that during a screening of his film “Runaway” on Monday in Los Angeles, Kanye West revealed that he has considered suicide in the past.
Describing himself as a pop icon and “soldier for culture,” West told the crowd “there were times that I contemplated suicide.” However, he said, “I will not give up on life again.”
“There’s so many people that will never get the chance to have their voice heard” as loudly as his, West said Monday. “I do it for them.”
“Runaway,” which West is the director of the abstract 35-minute film, features portions of nine new West songs, with bold and beautiful visuals. The film will premiere this weekend on MTV, VH1, and BET.
“We had a bunch of parties out by the pool almost every night. We had some porn star friends come up and some B list celebrities come … leading into weird orgies and questionable situations.”
“It was nuts.”
All the parties and weird orgies occurred in a small cottage by Prairie Sun Studios in Cotati, where the band briefly lived and recorded their self titled album in 2007.
Three years later, in 2010, The Expendables would release, in their opinion, the first album that they were ever actually prepared for. This land marking album is titled “Prove It.”
“I want people to be satisfied with our effort,” Demars said. Also, “I want people to get excited when they hear our new stuff, because that is how I feel when we play the new songs.”
But things really kicked off for the Santa Cruz ska/surf rock band back in 1997 when the group first formed. At this time, the guys enjoyed a laid back experience that consisted of making music, partying, skating and surfing.
Miley Cyrus appeared on Good Morning America Friday morning to promote her new album, Can’t Be Tamed, reports People.
During her interview, Miley made it clear that she’s dropping the Disney look for good, saying, “This record is the first album where it’s completely me.”
“It’s always going to be hard because there’s so much stuff you’ve got to get through before you can get to the stuff that’s real,” says Miley. “There’s all the people that are like, ‘Yes! It’s gonna be great! You’re the biggest thing ever!’ when really, I just want the truth. ”
As her Disney Channel series Hannah Montana comes to an end, Miley is set to show off what she says is really inside of her. “You have to be who you are to the full,” she said during the interview. ”There’s nothing that I’m holding back. And that’s what I want to give to my girl fans. Just be who you are.”
Miley also performed a duet of “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” with none other than Bret Michaels himself on the morning show Friday. “She’s a great musician and she’s one of those people who will make that huge transition into remaining a superstar. She can rock it for sure,” says Michaels.
What do you think? Is this new look the real Miley Cyrus is, or is it just a shift in the young singer’s brand?
Hedley is certainly maturing as a band – these aren’t a bunch of kids anymore who suddenly made it big. With that maturity has come an interesting perspective on the music business. Hedley talks to us about today’s music biz and releasing their latest album “The Show Must Go On”. We also play some pinball.
The wait for Jay-Z’s much-hyped new album will be over sooner than expected thanks to an Internet leak, according to NME.com.
The Blueprint 3 will now be released tomorrow (Sept. 8), three days earlier than plan. This will mark Hova’s third album following his alleged retirement in 2003 and the third instalment in his critically-revered Blueprint series. The Sept. 11 release was originally planned to fall eight years to the day following the 2001 release of Blueprint.
Despite being overshadowed by the 9/11 attacks, Blueprint still sold 426,000 copies in its first week and has since been named a must-have album by nearly every music critic out there. It even squeezed into Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list at #464.
The online leak of the much-awaited Blueprint 3 was a minor hitch in Jay’s plan.
“I may be the most bootlegged artist in history,” he told MTV News. “It’s a preview. I’m excited for people to hear the album. I’m very proud of the work I’ve done, so enjoy it.”
Can anybody decipher what Aaron Carter is saying? He seems like a really nice guy but we are lost. Please translate for us in the comment box.