Coldplay is planning to release another album next year.
The "Paradise" hitmakers, whose new record Ghost Stories will be released next month and is a departure from their usual sound, are reportedly planning a more commercial follow-up album in 2015. "Ghost Stories is sort of a low-key release for Coldplay, if that's possible. It's their chance to try out some different ideas on a smaller scale before coming back next year with a more traditional record," a source said.
The band - featuring Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion - have been experimenting with their sound in a similar way to Radiohead and U2 did in the middle of their careers by recording more atmospheric tracks. "U2 did it with Achtung Baby and Zooropa. And it's no secret Coldplay have always admired Radiohead. They did a similar thing with their experimental Kid A album in 2000, returning a year later with sister release Amnesiac. It's that kind of idea," the source continued.
Pharrell Williams is streaming his new album G I R L online for free.
The "Get Lucky" hitmaker says he is "happy to share" an early preview of his second studio album, ahead of its official release on March 3, and all the tracks have been made available to listen to on iTunes radio.
Taking to Twitter, Pharrell wrote, "Thankful for the opportunity to share my new album with everyone [sic]."
The ten-track follow-up to Pharrell's 2006 debut In My Mind features his Oscar-nominated hit, "Happy," along with a collaboration with Justin Timberlake on the track "Brand New," while Alicia Keys teams up with the star for "Know Who You Are." Pharrell, 40, worked with Miley Cyrus on her controversial #Bangerz album last year she has returned the favor by lending her vocals to his song "Come Get It Bae."
Pharrell Williams is set to release his new album G I R L next month.
The "Happy" singer, who is preparing for his performance at the BRITs tonight, will release his new record on Monday, March 3 through Columbia Records.
"When Columbia Records presented me with the opportunity to make an album, three things came to mind. One was the sense of overwhelming honor that I felt when I realized that they were interested in partnering with me on the album that I had always dreamed of making. Two, it would have to feel festive and urgent. And three, I instantly knew it would be called G I R L," he said, adding, "I hope you like it."
G I R L is Pharrell's first record in eight years and is set to be released earlier than planned after the success of his single "Happy," and insiders have described it as "incredible."
Ariana Grande will release a single each week leading up to Christmas.
Fans of "The Way" singer will be treated to one festive track per week until the December 11 as part of her Christmas Kisses campaign, which includes two original tracks and two popular covers including Wham classic "Last Christmas," which was released today.
Ariana paired up with famed producers Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and The Rascals - the team behind her debut album Yours Truly - to put a fresh spin on the 1984 hit, with re-written verses. The single has quickly become a trending topic on Twitter, and the brunette beauty took to the social networking-site to share her excitement after it entered at number seven in the US iTunes chart. "#LastChristmas is already in the top ten :D so glad ur enjoying it y'all are so good to me, thank you [sic]," she wrote. "So grateful for your reaction to #lastchristmas can't wait for you to hear what's coming next week....... 1 song down... 3 more to go.''
U2's new album will be released in April 2014.
The "Elevation" rockers have been in the studio finishing their 13th album before Christmas and are set for an early spring release. The album has been produced by Danger Mouse, best known for being half of Gnarls Barkley with Cee Lo Green as well as producing The Black Keys and Norah Jones.
Nicki Minaj has confirmed she will release a new album next year.
The 30-year-old rapper hasn't dropped any music for the last 18 months, but she admits she's beginning to plan her third LP and is expecting it to be ready by the end of 2014.
"I'm definitely working. I'm very excited at what I've been coming up with. I already started, I didn't tell anybody because I didn't want to jinx it and stuff but I already started and I'm going home tomorrow to really start," she told MTV.
The "Super Bass" hitmaker is remaining tight-lipped about with whom she is working, but she's confident the people she has selected for her new studio album will put a different spin on her music: "I'm really excited and the people that have been working with me now, have been people that I haven't worked with before so it's like they're bringing a new sound to the album that I've never experimented with and plus, I got so much to talk about."
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 is launching a free app to coincide with her ARTPOP album's release. The 27-year-old singer revealed details about the new interactive app during a Twitter chat with fans, explaining it can be downloaded via iTunes and Google Play from November 11, the same day as her third studio album goes on sale.
"The ARTPOP app is Free, available in App Stores on your device. You can purchase the music through the ARTPOP app once it's downloaded," she wrote on Twitter. "Or you can purchase the album at the music store+download the free app separately at the app store. -GAGA (sic)," she added.
Jay-Z has announced his new album Magna Carta Holy Grail. The "Run This Town" rapper will release his twelfth studio album worldwide on July 4 in a unique new deal with mobile phone company Samsung.
Jay announced the new record in a three-minute commercial for Samsung, which aired on TV last night during the NBA basketball game between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs. In the clip, the rapper is seen recording new music in the studio with a slew of top collaborators including Pharrell Williams, Timbaland, Swizz Beats and Rick Rubin. "The idea is to really finish the album and drop it. Giving it to the world at one time and letting them share it, and it goes out," he said.
The album will first be made available for free to one million lucky fans who own the Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy S 4 or Galaxy Note II. The phone users will be able to download the record at 12.01am on July 4 through a special app on their mobile phones, while the album's general release will follow 72 hours later.
Placebo is back with a new album, and they're not being quiet about it.
The alternative rockers released a teaser for the title track of their upcoming seventh studio album, Loud Like Love. Though the video appears to be a little more normal than the band's usual aesthetic, the music itself sounds like they're departing from their sixth album Battle for the Sun - thankfully - and returning to the style fans recall from Meds (2006) and Sleeping with Ghosts (2003).
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