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Did Katy Perry just take a dig at Beyonce? You be the judge

Don’t expect Katy Perry to pay tribute to Beyonce anytime soon. Though the singer just performed a cover of Kanye and Jay Z’s “N—s in Paris,” when it comes to Jay’s better half, she’s apparently got some reservations.

The same day Perry performed her rendition of the track during a visit to BBC Radio 1, she purportedly made a dig at Beyonce and Shakira’s 2007 hit “Beautiful Liar.” Perry let her feelings about the song slip while discussing a possible collaboration with Rihanna. READ FULL STORY

Katy Perry covers 'N---s In Paris': Watch it here!

Katy Perry’s collaborations with rappers so far have been pretty fruitful — the Snoop Dogg-assisted “California Gurls” and the Kanye West-abled “E.T.” both ended up in the top position on the Billboard Hot 100. Earlier today, she proved that she might have learned a thing or two from her collaborators.

While visiting BBC Radio 1, Perry put a New York Yankees hat on top of her electric-blue hair and ripped into a cover of “N—-s in Paris,” from West and Jay-Z’s Watch the Throne. It was slowed down slightly and re-arranged so that it could be played by her band, and nixed most of the bad words.

The energy level is way lower than the original, though Perry seemed really focused on getting all the lyrics out (and it’s a lot of lyrics).”This is about to get embarrassing,” she said before ripping into the first verse. You can be the judge of that below. READ FULL STORY

Lana Del Rey drops sexy, cologne-y new video for 'Blue Jeans': Watch it here

What’s your favorite perfume commercial? Ours used to be the magical “Someday by Justin Bieber,” but now it’s probably this new clip for “Blue Jeans” by Lana Del Rey.

Oh, what’s that? It’s a music video featuring the same tattooed model from the singer’s “Born to Die” music video? Our bad. We were a little confused because, you know, Del Rey already had a music video for the song. (And seriously: Blue Jeans is also a real fragrance.)

Either way, the new one’s fun, too: more polished, less colorful, all Lana. Check out the video below and let us know what you think in the comments:

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Kimbra, Alabama Shakes, Sharon Van Etten highlight Wednesday night at SXSW

Though it sometimes seems like this year’s South by Southwest Festival was designed to tap into ’90s nostalgia (Counting Crows are back, for some reason!) and let rappers relive the glory days (Mystikal and Busta Rhymes on the same bill! 50 Cent performing Get Rich or Die Tryin’ in full!), there are still bona-fide buzz bands filling Austin’s many bars, lounges, restaurants, and music halls with the songs that just may be the cornerstones of mixtapes six months from now.

Kimbra is a perfect example: The New Zealand-born sprite probably best known so far as the guest vocalist on Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” brought an excellent, eclectic mix of dance rhythms, theatrical piano pop, and epic rock.

“Love Is a Two Way Street” let her lace into some dreamy echo-rock harmonies, while “Old Flame” was an intense cabaret-rock burn that ran circles around anything from that Lana Del Rey album. But there’s plenty of jittery funk embedded in her DNA, too—with an album out on May 22, expect one of her songs (perhaps the blissfully danceable “Cameo Love,” which has already seduced millions of YouTube users and EW’s own Valentines Day playlist?) to be a dark horse entry in the Official Song of Summer 2012 Sweepstakes.

In fact, Wednesday night was a terrific showcase all around for strong, singular women. READ FULL STORY

Madonna laments the loss of Whitney Houston, Amy Winehouse: 'How did it happen?'

Madonna opened up to UK’s The Sun recently about her “shocking sense of disbelief” following the sudden passings of Amy Winehouse and Whitney Houston.

“It had not been a secret,” she said, “the struggles Amy had been through — both brilliant, brilliant artists and obviously both huge losses,” she said. “But when these things happen, I’m always shocked by the first thing you say, ‘It’s such a loss,’ which doesn’t quite cover it. Then you reflect and you think, ‘How did it happen? How did the people around them allow it to happen?’”

Winehouse and Madonna never really went toe-to-toe on the charts, but the Material Girl watched her star rise around the same time Houston was laying the groundwork for her own superstardom.

“I remember looking at her singing and hearing people talk about her, and just thinking, ‘Oh my God. She’s such a beautiful woman and my God, what an incredible voice. I wish I could sing like that.’ I just remember being extremely envious of her and also touched by her innocence,” she said. “I was struck by that — how well she started and where she ended up, and the tragedy of it.”

What do you think about Madonna’s comments? Are you surprised that she envied Houston?

Read more:

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Fiona Apple at it again, reveals 23-word title to new album

Oh, Fiona. How we’ve missed her! Her music, her proto-American Apparel videos, her predictably unpredictable nature.

In her absence, we’ve settled for the likes of Lana Del Rey and Paz de la Huerta, which has been whatever. But thankfully, Apple’s back this year, and to celebrate, she’s giving the world what she knows it wants: another alarmingly long album title.

It’s 67 words shorter than than her last long-titled album, but the songstress’ new one is still a 23-word-deep doozy. Here it is in all its randomly capitalized glory:

The Idler Wheel is wiser than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords will serve you more than Ropes will ever do.

The album, Apple’s fourth — and first since 2005’s Extraordinary Machine — doesn’t have a firm release date yet, though June is reportedly in the running. But the even bigger mystery is: what do we call it?

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Norah Jones releases lyric video for new song 'Happy Pills': Watch it here

Fans of Norah Jones, Danger Mouse, the original Mudhoney, and the colors beige and salmon-y mauve, rejoice! The new lyric video for “Happy Pills” will satisfy all of your preferences.

Taken from the jazzy singer-songwriter’s highly anticipated Danger-produced fifth studio album …Little Broken Hearts, the song is a simple, catchy, pop-leaning number that makes us that much more excited about Jones’ comeback year.

Check out the “Happy Pills” lyric video below and let us know what you think:

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Regina Spektor returns with new song 'All the Rowboats': Hear it here

It’s been some time since we last got a dose of left-field piano pop from our favorite downtown-NYC-by-way-of-the-Soviet-Union songstress, Regina Spektor.

Spektor has largely been lying low since she dropped her last album, Far, back in 2009. But her hibernation is over, and to celebrate, she’s released a new track, “All the Rowboats.”

According to Spektor’s fancy new website, the song — a tense three-and-a-half minutes that seem to take place in a dark, abandoned wing of the world’s creepiest art museum — will be featured on her upcoming sixth album What We Saw From the Cheap Seats.

The title doesn’t have a release date yet, but in the meantime, you can check out the new cut below (and buy it on iTunes here):

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Madonna vs. Joe Francis on 'Girl Gone Wild' -- title fight?

Yesterday, Madonna unleashed the lyric video for “Girl Gone Wild,” the latest single from her forthcoming  MDNA.

And there is a boy, apparently, who is not so wild about it: Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis says he threatened legal action if the single was released with its original plural title.

He appears to have been satisfied, though it’s unclear how thoroughly. In a statement, Francis said that the shift from “Girls” to “Girl” was “an immediate solution for [Madonna’s label Interscope] to thwart any injunctive relief.”

“Clearly her label was trying to avoid legal action surrounding the song,” he continues. “But this is still infringement as far as the law is concerned and we have been in touch with Madonna’s representatives in an effort to resolve this issue.”

However, according to longtime Madonna manager Guy Oseary, Francis is shoveling bull. READ FULL STORY

Carrie Underwood drops new single 'Good Girl', fully embraces her rocker side: What do you think?

It’s been almost three years since her last album, and Carrie Underwood is ready to make her comeback.

This morning, the country superstar released her new single “Good Girl,’ the lead track from her upcoming fourth album (set to arrive on May 1), exclusively on iTunes, where it’s already holding strong in the Top 10. READ FULL STORY

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