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One Direction is "annoyed" that their album Midnight Memories has leaked online.
The boy band's third studio album is set for release on November 25, but tracks emerged on the internet yesterday, and they are concerned it will affect record sales.
"It is annoying because there's this big build-up and it affects sales. We really want a number one, so we're just kind of hoping for the best now. Hopefully people go out and buy it," Liam Payne said.
Louis Tomlinson is also frustrated and would rather people wait until the official release. "It's just frustrating when you work so hard on an album and you kind of want everyone to hear it at the same time. Some select fans won't listen to it until it's out, which is great. But there are others who obviously can't help themselves," he added.
Britney Spears' team have been briefed to cover up her plans to lip-sync during her Las Vegas concert residency.
The "Toxic" hitmakers' managers have created a "cheat sheet" of answers to be given to curious media and fans about her two-year Britney: Piece of Me shows in the US gambling capital, and the document has now been obtained by the New York Daily News newspaper's Confidenti@l section. According to Confidenti@l, the paper features stock answers like, "Yes! She will be singing live!," "Certainly she will be singing live!," "Yes, all vocals will be live!" and "No lip-syncing will happen at the show."
However, the "special notes" section of the sheet indicates otherwise, and contains a note reading, "All vocals will be pre-recorded." It adds that the "live" band "will be pre-recorded also." The document warns staff at Planet Hollywood to "try and stay in the margins of the provided answers and refrain from elaborating replies."
The pop princess will kick off her residency on December 27 and is reportedly being paid $15 million a year.
50 Cent's latest track has leaked online.
The rapper's track "(Don't Turn On Me) Warning You," featuring vocals by Skylar Grey, has appeared online, which he claims could ruin the release of his next album, Street King Immortal.
"Damn I may have lost this ALBUM. SH!t leaking off my old drive. This is crazy. #smsaudio. Look it's ever were a joint I did called DON'T TURN ON ME. it out now titled I'm warning you. That was a joint I did over a year ago in Detroit with EM. I hope nothing else got out #smsaudio (sic)" he wrote on Twitter.
He also confirmed the song was produced by Alex Da Kid and claims the leaked version isn't properly finished: "Yea Alex da kid did the track it's not even mixed (sic)."
50 appeared to have made a return in January when his track "My Life" featuring Eminem and Maroon 5's Adam Levine made it to number two in the UK charts. He then released two further tracks "Major Distribution" in February and "We Up" in March, but the album is yet to materialize.
Lady Gaga won't let computer hackers defeat her.
The superstar's comeback single "Applause" was leaked online before its scheduled release date and Gaga stands by the threat she made on Twitter when she heard the news. "Wanna grab some shovels and f**k up some hackers?" she wrote on Twitter.
Asked whether she still wants to attack the computer geeks who leaked the track, Gaga replied, "Yes, I did mean that Tweet. I just think, especially for the music industry right now, it's important that we all stick together, that we support one another and each other's records. Hackers leaking songs before they're released is detrimental to our marketing plan, so I thought it would be a funny way to tell everyone that we're OK over here in the Haus of Gaga. We got our team together very quickly to be ready for the release."
A new tape has surfaced of Kanye West ranting after the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.
The "New Slaves" rapper famously interrupted Taylor Swift as she gave her acceptance speech for Best Video for "You Belong With Me" at the event, with a speech on why he felt Beyonce should have won. A recording has now emerged in which Kanye bizarrely seems to explains his actions were because he spent time re-writing his verse in Jay-Z and Rihanna collaboration "Run This Town," which was released earlier that year.
According to Gawkeronline.com, Kanye says, "I wrote my f***ing 'Run This Town' verse for a f***ing month! When I heard Eminem's verse on the Drake s**t, I went back and rewrote my s**t for two days. I cancelled appointments to rewrite! I f***ing care! You know what I'm saying? And that's what I'm saying. Because I did that, Taylor Swift cannot win over Beyonce!"
Kanye West has reportedly collaborated with Skrillex and Odd Future on his new album. The rapper boasts the dubstep producer and members of the rap collective among a huge roll call of guest stars on his sixth studio album, according to Rolling Stone magazine.
Kanye reportedly worked on the record in secret, recording in Paris' Le Meurice hotel, and is believed to be ready to release it next month after he tweeted "June Eighteen" last week.
Beyonce has released two new tracks, "Bow Down" and "I Been On." The 31-year-old singer unveiled an audio clip of her first new material since 2011's 4 album on her website yesterday. The track was accompanied by a photo of the singer as a child standing in a room full of trophies.
Lyrics include the lines, "I know when you were little girls you dreamt of being in my world / Don't forget it / Respect that / Bow Down b****es." Elsewhere she sings, "I took my time to live my life but don't think I'm just his little wife / Don't get it twisted this is my sh*t."
The clip takes pieces from two different songs, "Bow Down," which has reportedly been produced by Hit-Boy and "I Been On" which is thought to have been made with Timbaland.
Beyonce's lyrics appear to refer to her absence from the music industry as she has become a mother to daughter Blue Ivy, now 14-months, and her husband, rapper Jay-Z, but her choice of words and apparent attitude have divided opinion. "I'm not sorry that @beyonce is a trend-setter and doesn't sound like everyone else. It's about changing the game #beyhive (sic)" one fan wrote on Twitter.
Snoop Dogg does not think the music industry is in a state of decline. The legendary rapper believes artists in the industry still have ways of controlling their output, and even those new to the scene can find a break if their material is good enough.
"There's certainly ways to maximize the mistakes that we've made with CDs and the crash and people stealing music: You can still control the material. Now, you can make a video and put it on YouTube and display your skills: record label staffers are sitting in an office all day, every day, looking for it. It's definitely not as bad as people want to make it."
He thinks those who are struggling are doing so because they are stuck in the past and need to see things differently. "A lot of people are still stuck in the 90s. They think the days still exist where you get a lot of money upfront and labels give you two or three videos with big budgets. That ####'s over with," he told The Hollywood Reporter.
Will.i.am is recording new tracks for his solo album to replace those leaked online.
The Black Eyed Peas singer was so angry tracks from solo album #willpower leaked, he is writing new ones to replace them. This means the release date has been delayed from the original September 24, so he can go back into the studio.
Urging fans to help him find the culprit who shared the songs, he Tweeted, "I'm trying to finish #willpower...& now because of all the leaks I have push the album back to make new songs...I will give you updates soon. If you know anyone that knows the people responsible #stopthem (sic)"
The tracks were leaked shortly after the singer's car was stolen last month during a launch party for the album. An anonymous man later claimed to have stolen the car and posted a video online threatening to leak the album. In the video the anonymous man rummages through a bag, saying, "Now what's inside, let's take a peak, gadgets, gadgets, songs to leak. I'll leak them here, I'll leak them there - I will leak them everywhere."
Kesha has hinted her new single could feature Rihanna.
The "We R Who We R" hitmaker posted a video teaser for her track "Die Young," which features a waffle house waitress holding a piece of paper with an "R" written on it, which looks much like Rihanna's logo. A caption then flashes on screen which reads, "What's it all mean??? (sic)"
Also in the video, Kesha sings the song's chorus to a group of confused commuters on the Tokyo metro. Another caption reads, "Getting closer. get hyped. eternal boners (sic)."
Kesha - famed for her songs about getting drunk and partying - has previously said she plans to show her "vulnerable" side on her second, as-yet-untitled, album.
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