Kelly Rowland has recruited Pharrell Williams for her fifth solo album.
The 33-year-old star is planning the follow-up to Talk A Good Game and has managed to get the "Get Lucky" hitmaker to work on new material with her in the studio. "I'm at the very very beginning stages of the record. We're at the point now where we are all talking - writers [and] producers - we're all excited. There are fresh ideas coming into the studio right now. We're trying different beats. It's a really great start. Pharrell [Williams] is on board. We already talked about it. I'd love for Timbaland to be on board. We've had discussions as well. I want to try to some new talent as well. There's so much new talent ... There's somebody out there with something new to give and I'd love to tap into that as well," she told Billboard.com.
Kelly recently revealed she's parted ways with Universal Republic for a "fresh new start" and wants to try something different: "I need something new and I've earned the right to make my own choices and make my own decisions. I wish them well. They wish me well. No hard feelings, I just needed a fresh new start."
Marcus Mumford is using unheard Bob Dylan lyrics for a new project.
The Mumford and Sons frontman has penned new words to unfinished tracks written by the legendary folk singer in the late sixties during his The Basement Tapes period, for a new album entitled Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes.
"These are not B-level Dylan lyrics. They're lyrics he just never got around to finishing," producer T Bone Burnett - who also worked with Elvis Costello, 59,for the project - told the LA Times newspaper.
Dylan's 1975 album The Basement Tapes was mostly recorded in the basement of the The Band's Big Pink House - a home the Canadian-American rock group shared in New York - after they toured with the singer in 1966, however this time the material is being recorded at Hollywood's Capitol Studios.
Akon claims his record label cut ties with Lady Gaga because her career is on the decline.
The "Senegalese" hitmaker, who initially signed Gaga to his Kon Live Distribution record label under Interscope in 2007, claims he "cashed out" on the Born This Way singer because he felt her career had hit a "peak."
In an interview with US DJ Sway on Sirius XM, he was asked if he was "still involved with the star," to which he responded, "Actually I cashed out. I got out while the gooding [sic] was hot. It's like a business, you build it to sell it. When I got it to the peak of where I felt it couldn't go nowhere, and there was nowhere left to go but down, I cashed out." He added, "In other words I sold my share and got out before it was too late."
During the earlier years Akon was involved in Gaga's first album The Fame and co-wrote her hit debut single "Just Dance."
Kanye West thinks he has found the next Rihanna.
The "Blood On The Leaves" singer is reportedly working in the studio with "hip" 17-year-old singer Pia Mia Perez and he is hoping to transform her into a star like the "Diamonds" hitmaker who has achieved global chart success.
"Kanye is producing some tracks for her and he's quite involved. He believes she could be the next Rihanna. [He] thinks she's young, fresh and hip - totally his target audience. He's been consulting her on a lot of his creative projects, including the Kanye x APC collection," a source said.
Pia - who is best friends with Kylie Jenner - first stepped into the spotlight last year when a video of her singing Drake's "Hold On We're Going Home" in front of the Canadian rapper and Kanye at a dinner party hosted by Kylie's family, including Kanye's fiancee Kim Kardashian, went viral on the internet.
Miley Cyrus and Flaming Lips are recording a Beatles cover.
The "Adore" hitmaker and the rock band have announced they have teamed up in the studio and are in the process of creating their own version of the 1967 hit "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds."
Frontman Wayne Coyne took to Instagram yesterday to announce the collaboration. He posted a picture of Miley, 21, in the studio, accompanied with the caption, "Miley in the studio vomiting diamonds while singing Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds!! If you're a Beatles and John Lennon freak you gonna love love love this track!! Got Andrew from MGMT too!!!! [sic]."
Wayne, 53, hinted at a possible collaboration last Friday when he posted a picture of Miley rolling a cigarette, but he failed to divulge too much information. "Recording with Miley... High as f**k..." he wrote.
Adele is collaborating with Prince on a new track.
The "Skyfall" hitmaker has been discussing the possibility of recording a duet with the legendary singer for her upcoming third album. "The reason Adele only stayed a short time at Prince's gig at Ronnie Scott's in London was because it was just a business meeting and she had to get home. During their talks they got on like a house on fire. They want to work together for a track on her next album," a source said.
Rihanna can't wait to go on tour with Eminem.
The rapper announced he is embarking on a three-city US tour with the 26-year-old singer, whom he has collaborated with three times in the past, on "The Monster" and on two versions of "Love the Way You Lie," this summer. "There are some shows coming up with Rihanna. It's a three-city tour: New York, Los Angeles and Detroit coming in August. The Monster Tour," the 41-year-old star said on Friday.
Lana Del Rey's new album Ultraviolence is being produced by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach.
The "National Anthem" singer took to Twitter yesterday to post a picture of herself sitting on the lap of the rock frontman and Grammy Award winning producer. She teased fans by writing alongside the snap, "Me and Dan Auerbach are excited to present you Ultraviolence."
Dan has produced records for a number of artists including The Growlers, Hanni El Khatib and Dr. John, and the picture hints that he has been working with Lana on the follow-up to Born to Die in 2012, her second studio album.
Ultraviolence is rumored to be released on May 1, after the singer accidentally told a fan the release date, whilst signing an autograph.
Ariana Grande has recorded a track with Chris Brown.
The "Baby I" singer has been in the studio with the controversial star - who is currently in rehab for anger management - and they announced their collaboration by sharing some of its lyrics on Twitter. "I dug a single seed into the ground, I hope it grows," Chris tweeted. Ariana responded, "In a year or two if you're around, you'll see a rose."
Kylie Minogue has blamed Sia for making her album about sex.
The "All the Lovers" hitmaker has teamed up with the producer for her forthcoming album Kiss Me Once - which includes tracks "Sexy Love," "Sexercize" and "Les Sex" - and insists she encouraged her to put a cheeky spin on her tracks to make them sound hotter.
"Sia is executive producer with me, which is amazing and a little dream come true, and there was a certain point on the album where we had countless songs, and she said, 'We need some sex on there.. we need a hot song.' Next thing I know there's 'Sexy Love,' 'Sexercize' and 'Les Sex'! And even looking at the album titles, trying to figure out what makes it on the album, I thought 'I can't really do that,' and then I thought 'Yeah, I really have to do that because they're all really great songs.' And I couldn't call them anything else, because that's what they are."
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