Alicia Keys’ New Album Is Coming: Here’s the Cover Art and Release Date

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Alicia Keys has new music on the way! On Monday (Jan. 20), the star announced the release date for her upcoming seventh studio album, simply titled Alicia.

«#ALICIA The Album 3/20,» Keys wrote on Instagram alongside what appears to be the project’s colorful cover art, which features the singer-songwriter photographed from four different angles against peach, purple and turquoise backdrops.

The announcement comes just days before the star’s second annual gig as the host of Sunday’s upcoming Grammy Awards (Jan. 26). The self-titled album follows Keys’ 2016 LP Here, and was preceded by the Miguel-assisted lead single «Show Me Love» as well as «Time Machine» and the motivational «Underdog.»

Check out Keys’ album announcement .

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Billie Eilish Says She’s Working on a New Album, Releasing Her Documentary This Year: ‘I’m Terrified’

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Billie Eilish won’t be releasing a new album in 2020, but her sophomore full-length is in the works.

The singer was asked whether the album was coming this year on the red carpet at iHeartRadio’s ALTer EGO concert on Saturday (Jan. 18), and she clarified her plans.

«This year, no, but I will be making it this year,» Eilish said. «But next few years? It’s coming. When it’s made. It’s not made yet.»

Eilish, who joined Coldplay, the Black Keys, Blink-182 and more on the lineup at the Forum near Los Angeles, also spoke about her upcoming documentary, offering a «guess» that the film will make its debut in 2020 — although the idea has her feeling nervous.

«I’ve seen no part of it,» she explained. «I’m terrified. I’m freaked out. They’ve been filming since like July of 2018 … Who has that much footage of them that they’ve never seen? I’m terrified.»

In the meantime, she’s got a Grammys performance coming up very soon, but she warns that she won’t be arranging anything over-the-top for the big night.

«Don’t get your hopes up,» Eilish joked. «I mean, it’ll be me, but it’s not that much. It’s just me … I’m excited.»

Watch the interview clips below.

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Selena Gomez Calls Making ‘Rare’ a ‘Nightmare … But in the Best Way Possible’

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Selena Gomez’s new studio album Rare is set for release on Friday, but she tells Spotify in a new interview that she thought it would be ready to come out two years ago.

Her comeback album unpacks the singer’s healing and evolution over the last couple of years, but such a drawn-out process was not what the «Lose You to Love Me» singer had initially anticipated for her third solo project.

«Honestly, this album was kind of a nightmare to deal with, but in the best way possible,» she tells Spotify while sitting down in her glam room. «I thought that I was so ready like two years ago…. I had collected all of these sessions, beautiful sessions, that I don’t even remember half of them because it evolved each year.

«And then something would happen to me and it would be very drastic, so that it would take me somewhere else,» she continued. «And then all of a sudden I found this healing, and I saw something bigger than what I thought that I was. And I think that also added the whole end of the album.»

Watch Gomez’s interview with Spotify below.

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Dua Lipa Confirms ‘Future Nostalgia’ Album, 2020 European Arena Tour

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«What I wanted to do with this album was to break out of my comfort zone and challenge myself to make music that felt like it could sit alongside some of my favorite classic pop songs.»

After teasing out a picture of the ink she got bearing the title of her upcoming album, Dua Lipa confirmed on Monday (Dec. 2) that Future Nostalgia will drop in 2020. After releasing the hit first single «Don’t Start Now,» the singer explained the album’s vibe in a statement, saying, «What I wanted to do with this album was to break out of my comfort zone and challenge myself to make music that felt like it could sit alongside some of my favorite classic pop songs, whilst still feeling fresh and uniquely mine. I was inspired by so many artists on the new record from Gwen Stefani to Madonna to Moloko to Blondie and Outkast, to name just a few.»

Lipa has also revealed the dates for a huge Future Nostalgia 2020 European arena tour, which is slated to kick off on Apr. 26 at the Wizink Center in Madrid and run through 19 cities before wrapping up on June 19 at the 3Arena in Dublin.

“Because of the time that I’d spent on the road touring with my band I wanted Future Nostalgia to have a lot more of a live element, but mixed together with modern electronic production. My sound has naturally matured a bit as I’ve grown up but I wanted to keep the same pop sensibility as I had on the first record,» she continued about the inspiration she took from her live shows in recording the collection. «I remember that I was on my way to a radio show in Las Vegas thinking about the direction for this new record and I realized that what I wanted to make was something that felt nostalgic but had something fresh and futuristic about it too.”

Tickets for the tour will go on sale on Friday (Dec. 6) at 9 a.m. local time, with information available here. On Sunday, Lipa built anticipation for her sophomore release with a bikini image with the title tattooed on the inside of her left bicep. In late October, the singer shared her infection, dance floor-ready track «Don’t Start Now,» which debuted at No. 30 on the Billboard Hot 100. In April, Lipa tweeted that she was working on her second album, and was seen in studio with Nile Rodgers and Pharrell Williams.

Dua Lipa 2020 European tour date:

Apr. 26 — Madrid, Spain @ Wizink Centre

Apr. 28 — Barcelona, Spain @ Palau Sant Jordi

Apr. 30 — Milan, Italy @ Mediolanum Forum

May 2 — Antwerp, Belgium @ Sportspaleis

May 4 — Paris, France @ Accorhotels Arena

May 5 — Cologne, Germany @ Lanxess Arena

May 7 — Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome

May 10 — Copenhagen, Denmark @ Royal Arena

May 12 — Stockholm, Sweden @ Ericsson Globe

May 13 — Oslo, Norway @ Spektrum

May 15 — Hamburg, Germany @ Barclaycard Arena

May 17 — Berlin, Germany @ Mercedes-Benz Arena

May 19 — Vienna, Austria @ Stadthalle

May 20 — Munich, Germany @ Olympiahalle

May 26 — London, England @ The O2

May 27 — London, England @ The O2

June 1 — Manchester, England @ Arena

June 4 — Leeds, England @ First Direct Arena

June 7 — Cardiff, Wales @ Motorpoint Arena

June 10 — Birmingham, England @ Arena

June 13 — Newcastle, England @ Utilita Arena

June 15 — Glasgow, Scotland @The SSE Hydro

June 18 — Dublin, Republic of Ireland @ 3Arena

June 19 — Dublin, Republic of Ireland @ 3Arena

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Selena Gomez Teases New Music: ‘I’m Working On It’

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Could new music from Selena Gomez be in the works? It appears that way after the singer shared some behind-the-scenes Boomerangs of a soundbound to her Instagram Stories on Thursday (Aug. 29).

«Just so you know, I see your comments and I’m working on it,» she captioned one post that featured a black-and-white image of a soundboard. Gomez also posted a shot of herself flashing a peace sign as she sits next to a keyboard.

Gomez was recently featured on Benny Blanco’s «I Can’t Get Enough,» but she hasn’t released new material of her own since last year’s «Back to You.» There’s no word yet on what exactly she’s working on in the studio.

Check out a few fan-captured screenshots of Gomez’s posts below.

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Lana Del Rey Shares Snippet of ‘Norman F—ing Rockwell’ Video: Watch

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Lana Del Rey finally unleashed her highly anticipated Norman Fucking Rockwell album yesterday, and on Saturday evening (Aug. 31) she gave us our first taste of a music video for its title track.

The singer shared a snippet of the «Norman Fucking Rockwell» video to her Instagram, captioning it simply «Norman fucking Rockwell. Jack Antonoff. Video chuck grant.» The clip features her seated at a piano performing the song before donning a pair of sunglasses and stepping outside.

No word yet on when fans can expect the full video to be released, but for now, check out the snippet below.

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Katy Perry Finds Love at the Mutt Ball in Pupper-Filled ‘Small Talk’ Video: Watch

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There’s no shortage of floof in Perry’s latest.

Katy Perry’s video for «Small Talk» is doggone cute.

The canine-packed visual directed by Tanu Muino dropped on Friday morning (Aug. 30) and, as promised, it is filled to the rim with puppy dog adorableness, including a starring role for her beloved micro teacup poodle, Miss Nugget Perry.

Perry spends some quality time with the pup in a candy-colored, retro 1960s suburban house filled with trophies before the action switches to the Mutt Ball, where the owners look a lot like their primped-out dogs, or is it vice versa?

There are some cute tricks, including a skateboarding hound and a super cute dog lover who Perry falls so hard for that she drops her just-raised first place trophy. As Nugget is left to her own devices, Katy and her new man share an ice cream cone, go for a bike ride and the new guy even moves in with his big Weimaraner.

Love is definitely in the air, as the big pupper strikes up his own love affair with Katy’s best friend as they all become one big happy Barky Bunch.

Watch the «Small Talk» video below.

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Camila Cabello Shares ‘What Do I Know About Love?’ Teaser Video: Watch

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Fans have been waiting for details about Camila Cabello’s next album for some time now, and while we still don’t have many, the singer shared a new video on Saturday morning (Aug. 31) that could provide some clues.

Titled «What Do I Know About Love?», the spoken-word video features Cabello waxing poetic about love. «I know when you fall in love, you feel like you’re the first and only two people in the world,» she says. «Every kiss, every touch, every caress is like something you feel nobody has ever felt before. And you think, has everybody that’s ever fallen in love before just walked around this nonchalantly the whole time?»

It’s unclear what exactly she’s teasing with the video, but she does appear to hint at new music, saying, «What I know for sure is falling in love with life itself makes an artist out of everyone. I thought I was making art before. Writing songs was me making art, but now I want my life to be the work of art and my songwriting to be the camera that I take a picture of it with. It’s what I’m living. That’s the art.»

Earlier this week, fans speculated that the «Señorita» singer was teasing a new project after she posted a series of mysterious, burnt orange images to her Instagram. Cabello is slated to perform on Saturday Night Live on Oct. 12.

Check out the «What Do I Know About Love?» video below.

 

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First Stream: New Music From Lana Del Rey

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A titanic beauty spreads a macabre wave of horror! A terrifying masterpiece of shock and chills!

Lana Del Rey is literally a huge star in the mind-warping video for her cover of Sublime’s «Doin’ Time.»

The Rich Lee-helmed clip that dropped on Thursday (Aug. 29) pays homage to the schlocky 1958 Nathan Hertz-directed drive-in cult classic Attack of the 50 Foot Woman, with a gigantic LDR walking across L.A. plucking palm tress out of the ground like blades of grass, taking sips from water towers, stepping gingerly over freeways and checking her lipstick in office tower windows.

The long-awaited visual for the hazy cover slated for inclusion on the singer’s Norman Fucking Rockwell! album, due out tomorrow (Aug. 30), comes a week after Rey released the Lee-directed clips for «Fuck it, I love you» and «The Greatest.»

When we rejoin the action, a gigantic LDR crouches down to take a dip in the ocean. The scene shifts to an acutal drive-in, where a blonde Lana leans on a vintage 1950s car and waits for her boyfriend to grab her some snacks, only find him making out with another woman. The video features an extended orchestral interlude where massive LDR does a balletic dance on the beach and blasts sand at the drive-in denizens, before stepping off the screen to teach the cheating chump a lesson.

Watch the «Doin’ Time» video below.

 

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Taylor Swift Performs ‘Lover’ for the First Time During 2019 MTV VMAs Opener After Album Release

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Taylor Swift is back on the MTV Video Music Awards stage after a four-year hiatus from the awards show!

On Monday, the pop star, 29, kicked off the night with the first-ever performance of her songs “You Need to Calm Down” and “Lover” from her new album Lover, which was released days before on Aug. 23.

The stage at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, transformed into the music video set of “You Need to Calm Down” with Todrick Hall and RuPaul’s Drag Race stars (also in the “You Need to Calm Down” video) joining the stage. Also during the performance, So You Think You Can Dance alum Alex Wong wore pointe shoes after the backlash regarding Good Morning America co-host Lara Spencer’s comment on Prince George doing ballet.

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Her friends Camila Cabello and Gigi Hadid were spotted in the crowd proudly singing along to Swift’s songs.

Swift wore a custom-made Versace metallic bustier and shorts and Louboutin booties for “You Need to Calm Down” and added a bedazzled purple blazer for her “Lover” performance.

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The night marked Swift’s VMAs return since 2015 when she performed her song “Bad Blood” — which took home the coveted video of the year trophy that year.

This year, Swift is tied with Ariana Grande for the most nominations this year with 12 total, including video of the year, song of the year and best pop.

“I’m so excited because the video for ‘You Need to Calm Down,’ the video for ‘ME!,’ I wrote the treatment for those videos, so it’s really exciting to be nominated,” she told Good Morning America‘s Robin Roberts on Thursday. “The fans have been so wonderful and like, it’s just … working with my friends, working with people that I love so much in the ‘Calm Down’ video especially, it was just like … seeing that get nominated was really a proud moment for me.”

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Other music videos already released from the Lover album include “ME!” (costarring Panic at the Disco’s Brendon Urie) and “Lover.”

This year’s show also marks 10 years since Swift was famously interrupted on the VMAs stage by Kanye West during her acceptance speech for best female video winner for “You Belong with Me.”

The 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, hosted by Sebastian Maniscalco, airs on Monday, Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. on MTV.

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