Miranda Lambert wants to duet with Beyonce.
The country star's ideal team up would be with the "Single Ladies" star, as she's blown away by her vocal abilities. When asked about her dream duet, she replied, "Beyonce! I've seen her in concert five times."
However, for her new record, Platinum, the "Automatic" singer was very happy to sing with fellow country beauty Carrie Underwood on "Something Bad." She explained, "I sent her a rambling email asking her to do it. I figured she'd think I was crazy, but she wrote straight back saying she was in. I was so nervous the day she ended up coming to the studio. We ended up having a blast."
The 30-year-old singer also sings about putting on weight in the track "Gravity's A B****," but says she wrote the track to stay ahead of the game: "My fans expect me to lay it all out! I've always been happy with myself. But when I hit 30 I thought, it's not getting easier. So I chose to get ahead of it. There's still nothing I love more than a bag of Cheetos though."
Taylor Swift has canceled her upcoming concert in Thailand due to the political unrest in the country.
The "I Knew You Were Trouble" singer was due to perform in Bangkok on June 9 but has decided to pull the plug on the show now the Far East nation is under military rule following the army's coup last week.
Taylor, 24, took to Twitter to express her regret over the canceled concert, tweeting, "I'm sending my love to the fans in Thailand. I'm so sad about the concert being canceled."
Concert promoter BEC-Tero posted a statement on its website confirming that Taylor would not be appearing in Bangkok. The statement revealed that "due to recent events in Thailand" the musician would not be coming to Bangkok but it was "a difficult decision for all parties."
The next stop on Taylor's Red Tour is the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China, on May 30.
Bob Dylan is working on a new album.
The 72-year-old singer has treated fans on his website bobdylan.com by posting a cover of Frank Sinatra's Full Moon & Empty Hearts, which will reportedly be featured on his 36th studio album.
A spokesperson for the musician told Rolling Stone, "This track is definitely from a forthcoming album due later on this year," which will be the follow-up to Tempest, which was released in 2012.
The song was written by Ted Mossmann and Buddy Kaye and was based around Sergei Rachmaninoff's 1901 composition "Piano Concert No. 2 in C Minor." However, Sinatra made the song famous and Dylan's version can now be streamed on his site.
Taylor Swift started writing music because she was lonely.
The 23-year-old beauty has had several high-profile flings - including One Direction singer Harry Styles - but she insisted rejection when she was younger motivated her to begin creating her own songs: "I started writing songs because I wasn't invited to parties and sleep-overs. I wasn't noticed by the guy I like."
However, the "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" hitmaker found solace in her art and she explained she has learned "a lot" of important life lessons from her own music. "Writing songs has taught me a lot. One of the hardest lessons to learn in life is there's sometimes nothing you can do to make someone like you if they don't. It's okay to let that go," she added.
Taylor is known for putting her personal life on display in her tracks, and she has admitted her openness in that way means she doesn't feel the need to take her clothes off like many of her pop rivals. "I find it relatively easy to keep my clothes on because I don't really feel like taking them off. It's not an urge I have. For me 'risky' is revealing what really happened in my life through music. Risky is writing confessional songs and telling the true story about a person with enough details so everyone knows who that person is. That's putting myself out there, maybe even more than taking my shirt off," she previously said.
Wiz Khalifa fell asleep during Taylor Swift's performance at the Grammy Awards.
The 26-year-old rapper thought the blonde beauty's set at the 56th annual ceremony on Sunday in Los Angeles was so boring he couldn't keep his eyes open. When questioned by Joan Rivers on The Fashion Police, she asked, "I loved that you had the good watch on [at the Grammy's], which is the detail. How many times did you check that watch during Taylor Swift's endless ballad?"
"I love Taylor, but I'm not even gonna lie. I fell asleep. Just a little bit... then I woke back up," he responded.
The 26-year-old star was on the E! show with his wife, model Amber Rose, who interjected, "We love Taylor."
Taylor took to the stage to perform the weepy piano ballad "All Too Well" from her hit album Red at the Staples Center. The 24-year-old star is rumored to have written the song about her ex-boyfriend, actor Jake Gyllenhaal. The pop beauty stunned the crowd with some fierce head-banging during the heartfelt performance.
Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Pink are among the artists set to perform at the Grammy Awards later this month.
The "Just Give Me a Reason" hitmaker is set to perform the duet, nominated for Song of the Year, with indie rocker Nate Ruess from FUN, while Katy will sing her recent hit "Roar" at the 56th ceremony at Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 26.
"Everything Has Changed" singer Taylor, who is nominated for Album of the Year, Best Country Song, Best Country Duo/Pop Performance and Best Country Album, will also take to the stage.
Other performers will include Kendrick Lamar, Metallica, Imagine Dragons, T.I., Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and Robin Thicke, who will sing his hit "Blurred Lines" alongside the '70s and '80s band Chicago, whose "The Chicago Transit Authority" album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame this year.
Dolly Parton is reportedly set to headline Glastonbury 2014.
The country music icon has been secretly booked to fill the Glastonbury Legends slot on the Sunday of the UK festival, according to The Sun newspaper. "Dolly is perfect for the Sunday Legends slot. It didn't take any convincing - she's always wanted to play Glastonbury," a source told the publication.
The "9 to 5" hitmaker is expected to perform a setlist comprising her greatest hits from her lengthy career when she takes to the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm in Somerset, South West England, next June.
Dolly is supposedly jetting in from London after performing at the O2 arena on the Saturday evening as part of her Blue Smoke tour, and conveniently has a "day off" on the Sunday, according to her schedule. "It is being kept free deliberately. She'll get a helicopter straight down on Sunday, or maybe even Saturday night after the show," the festival insider added.
Katy Perry thinks her music video with boyfriend John Mayer is more authentic than Kanye West's "Bound 2."
The "Roar" hitmaker, who joined forces with John on the song "Who You Love," made the comparison about Kanye's latest music video which features his fiancee Kim Kardashian straddling him topless on a motorcycle.
"I thought our response was a little bit more authentic because my hair was blowing in the right direction," the 29-year-old singer joked, speaking on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
The song appears on John's latest album Paradise Valley and Katy thinks their relationship works so well because they have a mutual appreciation for music. "Yeah we have a lot of fun. You know, we have music as an understanding and love between each other and we connect and you know it's like he understands what I do because he does the same thing. And so after a long day, if it's been tough, I don't really have to go into it, he just gets it. You know, so it's nice with that understanding," she continued.
"I understood that he couldn't talk, and the only way he could communicate was through an iPad. Some days I have to go on complete vocal rest, like no anything, no whispering. Whispering is actually really bad. There's just a lot of silence in our house most of the time... We should just learn sign language."
- In an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Katy Perry talks about the arrangements she and boyfriend John Mayer have to make at home to rest their vocal cords.
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Jay Z leads the way in the 2014 Grammy Awards shortlist with nine nominations.
The star has picked up several nods ahead of the ceremony next year including two in both the Best Music Video and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration categories. He was also nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song, Best Rap Album and Best Recording Package.
Nominations were revealing during a special live concert last night and Jay Z's collaborator Justin Timberlake is also in the running to dominate the ceremony in January. As well as being nominated alongside his friend in four categories, the "Mirrors" hitmaker is on the shortlist for Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album and Best R&B Song.
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 26, and the duo face stiff competition across all categories.
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