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Britney Spears' new album has a title and a release date

Perhaps it’s just the nature of the cycles of pop music, but doesn’t it seem like Britney Spears has been gone for a while? Her last album Femme Fatale came out in 2011, but for some reason it seems like she’s been missing in action for twice that time.

Regardless, Brit is back with a vengeance. Her new album’s first single and video “Work Bitch” has already dropped, and yesterday she revealed that the new collection, which will be out December 3, is called Britney Jean.

Before you go assuming that she’s making some sort of awesome meta-allusion to Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean,” just know that “Jean” is actually Spears’ given middle name. “It’s a personal album, and all my family, they all call me Britney Jean, it’s like a term of endearment, and I just wanted to share that with my fans,” she told London’s Capital FM yesterday.

Other details are relatively scarce, though we do know that Will.i.am is serving as executive producer and that “Work Bitch” doesn’t necessarily represent the album as a whole. “That song is a reflection of Britney moreso than the album,” Will told Billboard“The album is what the album is, but we felt that song needed to come out to keep the foundation on what Britney represents. But it shouldn’t reflect the album—an album is a body of work as a collective. If we had to pick a song like, ‘Oh, what song fits every color of the record,’ you shouldn’t do that… We felt that song represents ‘Piece of Me,’ that Britney oomph.”

Prince prefers dancing to pancakes in 'Breakfast Can Wait' video: Watch it here

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What is it about “Breakfast Can Wait” that Prince loves so much? Since the single dropped a few months back, His Purpleness has gone out of his way to give the track a totally amazing piece of cover art, and now he’s dropped what is probably his most high profile video in years.

In the Prince-free clip, directed by dancer Danielle Curiel, a couple plays out a most important meal of the day-eschewing fantasy before a sudden smash cut sends everyone to a dance studio and finally to a carefully-choreographed roundtable featuring a bunch of freaky masks and a whiff of Budweiser Black Crown.

Check it out below, and dig Prince’s cross-dressing doppelganger.  READ FULL STORY

Lady Gaga premieres new song 'Aura' with 'Machete Kills' themed lyric video: Watch here

Though her new album ARTPOP isn’t out until November 11, Lady Gaga will be providing her fans with an ample dose of Gagaosity in the gloriously violent new Robert Rodriguez film Machete Killswhich opens this weekend. (Though it is being marketed as her acting debut, anybody who has seen the third season of The Sopranos knows her acting roots run deeper.)

Not coincidentally, Gaga premiered a new ARTPOP song called “Aura” earlier today, complete with a lyric video that features a ton of teaser footage from Machete Kills. If you like the idea of Danny Trejo throwing knives to the beat of Gaga’s throbbing thump, then the video below should carry you through the next few days.

Give a listen to “Aura” (and watch Cuba Gooding, Jr. pull off his face to reveal Ms. Gaga) below: READ FULL STORY

TLC premieres new single 'Meant to Be': Hear it here

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TLC’s 20th anniversary this year is a bittersweet milestone considering founding member Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes passed away 11 years ago. Still, that isn’t stopping co-founders Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins from putting together a VH1-produced biopic about the evolution of the multiplatinum R&B trio CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, which premieres October 21.

There’s also a new compilation from the group called 20 that features the new single “Meant to Be,” a sweet, breezy pop tune written by Ne-Yo. Give it a listen below.  READ FULL STORY

What's on 'New Girl' star Hannah Simone's iPod: Canadian classics and Compton covers

You probably know Hannah Simone best as Cece, best friend to Zooey Deschanel’s Jess on New Girl — but Simone got her first on-camera exposure as a host on Canada’s MuchMusic.

“The great thing about a job like that is you’re talking to people about their passion and about what they love, so I don’t think I ever had an interview that I didn’t really enjoy,” said Simone of her experience on the Canadian music network.

Not surprisingly, she has carried a lot of great Canadian artists around with her on her iPod, though there’s also room for Cat Stevens and a novelty cover of a Snoop Dogg song.

Leonard Cohen, “Bird On A Wire”
“I just spent the weekend with my family, and our whole conversation seemed to revolve around Leonard Cohen. I’m crazy about him, and I have been for a long time. I’ve bought every album he’s ever had and every book of his poetry. I went to Coachella once, and it was only to go see Leonard Cohen. I got in the car and sat through all the crazy traffic in L.A. to get there—instead of a two hour drive it takes like six hours. Then I watched his set and turned around and left. I just so wanted to see him perform in the desert.

The other time I saw him was when I was in Toronto, and a friend surprised me with tickets. I went on my own and sat by myself. It was like being at church. Everybody sat pin-drop silent. I love the song ‘Bird on a Wire’ — It’s an amazing lyric: ‘Like a drunk in a midnight choir.’ He’s so incredible, and a Canadian to boot.”

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Lady Gaga unveils 'ARTPOP' cover art

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Remember Lady Gaga? The music world has been so distracted by its provocateur du jour Miley Cyrus, the Katy Perry single “Roar,” and the ascension of Lorde that it sometimes seems like Gaga’s album already came and went.

But ARTPOP, her new full-length, isn’t scheduled to hit stores until November 11, and Gaga just pulled back the curtain on the album’s cover art.

The cover was designed by artist Jeff Koons, he of giant metal balloon animals and Jay Z shout-outs fame. “One second I’m a Koons, then suddenly the Koons is me!” Gaga tweeted when she sent out the picture of the cover. That’s not actually her on the cover—it’s a very convincing sculpture of the nude Gaga, with a signature Koons reflective-metal ball cover up her naughty bits.

ARTPOP will drop on November 11. The lead single “Applause” is currently sitting at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100, and another single is reportedly coming soon. Like Jay Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail before it, ARTPOP will also be available via an app that is set to go live soon.

What do you make of the cover art for Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP? Does it make you feel differently about “Applause” or any of the other songs she played during the iTunes Festival? Where does your anticipation level stand for ARTPOP on the whole? Has Gaga been eclipsed by Miley Cyrus as fall’s pop conversation point? Let us know all your Gaga-related thoughts in the comments. 

Justin Bieber releases 'Heartbreaker,' his first #MusicMonday single: Hear it here

Last week, Justin Bieber announced Music Mondays –in which he’ll unveil a new single every Monday for the next ten weeks.

“Heartbreaker” premiered late last night, though versions of this song have been kicking around the dusty corners of the Internet for a while now. It’s an atmospheric slow jam that comes complete with a ’90s style spoken-word bit in the middle.

It really wouldn’t sound out of place on Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience, which bodes well for Bieber or says terrible things about Timberlake, depending on who you are.

The release of “Heartbreaker”  — and the nine more Mondays to come — will get Beliebers primed for a new 3D concert movie said to be coming soon. The new song is available on iTunes right now, though you can also give it a spin below.  READ FULL STORY

Call the governor, Britney Spears lives fancy in 'Work Bitch' -- VIDEO

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Hot body? Check. Lamborghini? Check. Sippin’ martinis and lookin’ hot in bikinis? Check and check.

Britney’s back, and she’s here to work, bitch. She’s even brought some whips, gags, and sharks to the party.

Fifteen years and one day after Spears strutted down that high school hallway in “…Baby One More Time,” the pop star unveiled the new video from director Ben Mor (Katy Perry’s “Part of Me”) for her latest single “Work Bitch” on the CW’s iHeartRadioMusicFestival. Check out the full video below and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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Katy Perry's latest 'Prism' track is club thumper 'Walking On Air': Hear it here

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It seems as though Katy Perry’s Prism is going to end up being something of a pop-music buffet: Over here we have the pop-rock pomp tune (“Roar”) as an appetizer, and some Juicy J-assisted sludge-rap (“Dark Horse”) over at the carving station.

What’s that coming out of the fro-yo machine? It’s the latest Prism track “Walking On Air,” a David Guetta-esque blast of dancefloor adrenaline that finds Perry adopting the persona (and the faux-gospel inflection) of the great British club divas of yesteryear.

It’s one of two Prism tracks produced by Klas Ahlund, a Swedish songwriter and producer who has teamed with Ke$ha, Vanessa Hudgens, Madonna, and most notably. former Katy Perry tourmate Robyn (Ahlund co-wrote most of the Body Talk series).

Give “Walking On Air” a spin below.  READ FULL STORY

'Catching Fire' soundtrack tracklisting released: Christina Aguilera, Coldplay, Lumineers, Lorde, and more

Not too long ago, the most coveted soundtrack slot was for a series of movies about a sullen teenage girl who really wanted to marry a boring vampire. But artists both indie and mainstream are now clamoring for spots attached to the new cool YA franchise (with a way more badass girl at the helm).

Catching Fire, the latest film in The Hunger Games series, has already seen its soundtrack album set in motion with a lead single, Coldplay’s “Atlas,” and now the full tracklisting has been revealed — including new songs from the Lumineers, Of Monsters and Men, Lorde, The Weeknd, Imagine Dragons, and Ellie Goulding.

Also on the roster? Former genie in a bottle and current Voice coach Christina Aguilera, who announced via Twitter that she has recorded a brand new song called “We Remain” specifically for Catching Fire:

“Love the underlying message of the Hunger Games,” she wrote. “‘We Remain’ is special new song, its message to my fans & how I connect w/ the movie, alike.”

Find the full tracklisting after the jump:

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