After making her fans hunt around the world, quite literally, for pieces of the artwork uploaded onto gun-shaped USB sticks in a global scavenger hunt, Halsey unveiled the album art for her forthcoming sophomore record this afternoon (March 31), called hopeless fountain kingdom, which is due out on June 2.
“thank you for putting the pieces together. always for you, nothing without you. hopeless fountain kingdom 6.2.17,” she wrote on Twitter. And, just to keep us on our toes over the weekend, another little bombshell: “but first. something is coming. 4.4.17 3pm PST.”
Time flies when you’re rich and famous! And while Ray J and Kim Kardashian have since moved on from their infamous sex tape, others haven’t. This week, Pornhub took to social media celebrating the famous exes over their infamous sex tape. Pornhub is a pornographic video sharing website and the largest pornography site on the Internet. Posting what appears to be a screen shot of the Kim K and Ray J, they tweeted the following:
La’Porsha Renae releases her highly anticipated debut album Already All Ready via Motown Records. The 13-track album, which features the smash single “Good Woman,”which currently sits at #7 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart.
The album features production from mega-talented producers Ne-Yo, Harmony “H-Money” Samuels, Edgar “JV” Etienne, and more. Already All Ready showcases La’Porsha’s powerhouse and multi-faceted vocals through genre-blending tracks that shows La’Porsha’s versatility as an innovative star that is definitely here to stay.
“The album cover represents all of my past insecurities, and everything I advocate for. I represent beautiful, full figured women, single mothers and natural haired women, and black lives,” says La’Porsha in regards to the album art. When asked about the meaning of the album, La’Porsha said, “The title Already All Ready was chosen because many of what I just named is not considered to be ideal or socially popular when describing a rising star. I embraced everything that I thought would hold me back from pursuing my dreams, and used my insecurities to give me the courage to inspire and advocate for others who possessed many of the same insecurities I had. I also wanted to honor single mothers and defy the stereotypical dress code of a thick, brown-skinned, single mother and domestic violence survivor. I’m proud of my curves, my daughter, as well as the harsh past that helped shape me into the strong woman I am today.”
Purchase Already All Ready on iTunes here.
Australian Trio Chase Atlantic Release Three New Tracks From Part Two of Upcoming Debut Album
Australian trio Chase Atlantic released three new tracks, "Cassie," "Triggered," and "Why Stop Now," from their 'Part Two' release on Warner Bros. Records. The trio stopped by Billboard Studios in New York City to celebrate the release. Watch the live performance HERE.
While creating their new music, the band honed and fine-tuned a definitive style that is as equally reverent of Tame Impala and Skrillex as it is of Travi$ Scott. "We really found our musical identity this past year," says Mitchel. "It felt like we were the only ones putting out music that we produced and made entirely by ourselves.That's the process. It's real." Associated
The band, which is brothers Mitchel Cave and Clinton Cave and their longtime friend Christian Anthony, personally write, play, produce, and record their own urban-influenced brand of dark-alternative pop punctuated by rock and R&B, blurring the lines between a nocturnal aesthetic and primal bliss on "Part Two" of the upcoming self-titled album. "Part Two" is available on all streaming platforms.
DJ Khaled and his newborn son Asahd just landed a major role on the new Pitch Perfect 3 movie.
Khaled will appear in the third installment of the movie, but it’s unclear if his son will make a cameo with him in the movie.
“Breaking news #ASAHD ON SET Wit a MAJOR ROLE IN THE MOVIE #pitchperfect3 GOD IS THE GREATEST! @pitchperfectmovie,” Khaled announced on Instagram.
DJ Khaled posted a bunch of photos from the movie set including pics of himself and his baby boy Asahd while the camera was rolling. How big his role is in the movie is still not known, but this could signal a move to the big screen by the Florida rapper/producer.
Harry Styles revealed the title of his upcoming single, “Sign of the Times,” and its brooding, burnt orange-hued artwork on social media.
During the semi-final episode of The Voice U.K. aired March 25, the One Direction singer appeared in a TV advert cryptically teases the release of something on April 7.
In the dramatic clip, Styles literally emerges from the shadows of a dark room and walks toward a door. As he opens it, bright white light washes over him.
On Instagram, the artist continued to tease his fans, uploading three blank images in the form of white boxes, likely to clear the slate and prepare for fresh promotional images.
50 Cent's sudden absence from Chris Brown's tour promos is is because they couldn't come to terms on the money.
Sources connected to the tour say 50 was all in to be the lead guest on The Party Tour after initial talks with Chris' camp, where both sides agreed on his fee for the gig. Live Nation also assumed 50 was in and began putting his name and image on promotional materials.
When it was time to sign on the contract Live Nation and 50 were "hundreds of thousands of dollars apart" on terms.
There was an attempt to negotiate but 50 walked 2 weeks ago. The tour continued to be hyped with 50 for at least another week.
Some fans say they are pissed, claiming they bought tickets just to see Mr. Cent. The tour kicks off Friday in Baltimore, and no refunds will be given because Chris, the headliner, will be there as scheduled.
Mary J. Blige's “Love Yourself” is an empowering song which encourages her fans to love themselves first before loving another person. On the head-nodding banger, MJB passionately asserts, “You gotta love yourself before you love somebody else.”
Kanye West sounds invorgating on this track. Much like Blige, he has been going through it in his own personal life. Despite that, Yeezy vows to continue to inspire the youth and stay creative.
“I decided not to use my color as a handicap / He a designer, artist, producer / Never found virtue from patience,” he spits.
This is a powerful collaboration that will definitely connect with both MJB and Kanye fans alike. You can cop “Love Yourself” right now on iTunes.
Mary J. Blige’s Strength of a Woman will arrive in stores on April 28.
Jack Antonoff's band Bleachers, just-released single "Don't Take the Money," and it's featuring (and reportedly co-written by) Lorde.
Before the song officially arrived at midnight ET, Bleachers sent fans on a scavenger hunt in New York, which led to an Antonoff piñata filled with USB drives containing the new single. You can follow along with the hunt over on Stereogum, and now that the new song is officially here, go ahead and click play below instead of beating it out of an Antonoff effigy.
Bleachers' yet-to-be-titled sophomore album, the follow-up to breakthrough set Strange Desire, is set to arrive sometime this year, and this single makes it feel closer than ever.
A Tribe Called Quest just released the video for “Dis Generation,” off the group’s We Got It From Here … Thank You 4 Your Service album .
Most of the clip appears to be in one shot, with the help of some slick editing, since the camera keeps rolling through a New York City subway station. As it does, it captures Ali Shaheed Muhammad sitting down with headphones on, Jarobi delivering his verse and Tip dancing and rhyming.
Busta Rhymes makes an appearance, the rolling camera shot matches the rolling nature of the song, since both are seamless without any gaps or pauses.