Paris Hilton has signed to Cash Money record label.
The 32-year-old heiress - who released her debut album Paris in 2006 - will release a house music album later this year and has already recorded a single with Lil Wayne.
"Welcome@ParisHilton to tha Family. RichgangRichgirl. YMCMB (sic)," Cash Money's Birdman tweeted.
Paris replied, "@BIRDMAN5STAR Thanks BO$$! Happy to be a part of the family. (sic)." She also posted a link to a YouTube video, writing, "Love this song I recorded with @LilTunechi. Love Lil Wayne, he is so amazing! Can't wait for our new song! (sic)."
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Solange Knowles is launching her own record label. The singer has taken inspiration from her big sister Beyonce's husband Jay-Z by setting up her own label Saint Records under Sony's umbrella, allowing her to release her own music with complete creative freedom as well as promoting other artists.
Solange announced the news on Twitter, posting, "Big news day for me! Wasn't ready to announce, but since false info is spreading I will gladly do so:) Supppppperr EXCITED! Super stoked to announce I've started my own label,SAINT RECORDS,where I'll be releasing my music & other projects distributed through SONY! Through Saint Records I will have 100% creative/artistic control & continue to passionately pursue my footing in this new musical movement. (sic)"
Solange, 26, previously switched from major label Universal to go independent with her 2012 EP True, which was released via Terrible Records, co-run by Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor. She decided to make the news of her new business venture public after hearing rumors she was supposedly signing to Columbia records, which is owned by Sony.
Katy Perry performed with the Rolling Stones in Las Vegas on Saturday night. The "Part Of Me" hitmaker took to the stage at MGM Grand Garden Arena with the legendary rockers as part of their 50 and Counting tour, wowing the crowds with a duet alongside frontman Sir Mick Jagger to their track "Beast of Burden" from hit record Some Girls.
Shortly after the gig, an excited Katy took to her Twitter to share her delight with fans: "Yes, I just did gyrated on Mick Jagger. WHAT?! #Stones50 (sic)"
The band - made up of Mick, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts - were also joined by their former member Mick Taylor and the quartet looked back on the night's antics with a series of tweets and photos. "Tonight the Rolling Stones rocked Las Vegas! They were joined by Katy Perry for Beast Of Burden and Mick Taylor for Midnight Rambler and (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction #stones50 (sic)" one wrote.
Katy's appearance follows a string of big names who have surprised the audience by turning up with the rockers.
The rumored Twitter Music service has become a reality, launching this morning. Twitter #music seems to be a natural step for the service, which sees hundreds of millions of users regularly discussing music on the service, as well as a bunch of popular musicians as well. Twitter #music aims to help you find music you'll like, based on your Twitter activity. You can access #music through a web browser, and there's also a new dedicated #music iOS app that lets you easily view and listen to music that's popular and trending on Twitter, undiscovered artists, music that it knows you like, and a #NowPlaying area that shows what others are listening to.
One important note here is that Twitter #music isn't a streaming music service. Instead, it's a layer that allows you to access your Rdio, Spotify, and iTunes tracks, using Twitter #music as your navigation mechanism. You simply connect your accounts to #music, and you are all set. The iOS app is slick, and we hear the Android version will be on its way soon. You can download Twitter #music for iPhone now.
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Lady Gaga turned down $1 million to appear at the US Republican conference last year.
The "Bad Romance" singer was offered the huge sum to appear at the event in August 2012, and the party even promised $230,000 of the money would go to domestic violence shelter if she agreed to perform.
Other artists to say no to the event included country star Dolly Parton and rapper Pitbull, although they were offered lower fees.
The discoveries were made in a lawsuit filed by the Republican party's fundraising organization, American Action Network against Cater America LLC, who organized entertainment for the event. Gaga, 27, has previously been critical of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and showed support for current president Barack Obama, when he was elected ahead of his opponent for the Democrat party in November last year.
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.
Rihanna resumed her Diamonds world tour last night. The "Stay" singer was back on stage in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, after being forced to cancel two shows due to laryngitis, and appeared in good spirits ahead of the show.
"One of my favorite cities in America #PHILLYnation #DiamondsWorldTour WE BACK!!!!! (sic)," she wrote on Twitter.
Rihanna had to cancel dates in Boston and Baltimore after falling ill immediately after the first show of the tour in New York state and tweeted she was "embarrassed" about it: "BOSTON this is the hardest thing for me to deal with! I feel like we've been waiting on this day forever, and I'm hurt that I let you down. I hate disappointing people that never ever let me down!! I'm so embarrassed about this! Thank you for your prayers and well wishes!(sic)."
The singer will reschedule both of the missed dates and intends to give fans a special show when they do happen.
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Justin Bieber has been reprimanded by his record company over his recent behavior.
The "Baby" hitmaker was subjected to a 20-minute Skype chat with his label bosses following his performance at The O2 arena in London on Monday, which saw him take to the stage two hours late. And the discussion also saw the 19-year-old singer warned to curb his partying ways and "stay in more."
"Being amidst a barrage of abuse is uncharted territory for Justin. Understandably he is finding it hard to take ... His erratic behavior and antics are not what his young fans expect of him. After an emergency meeting in the US, Justin's people had him on Skype to bosses and he was given a serious talking-to. It was suggested he start staying in more and basically cleaning up his act ... Justin took the news well and has promised to go back to putting his fans first," a source told The Daily Mail.
After the talks, Justin's manager Scooter Braun advised the young pop star to stay "focused" on his Twitter account: "@justinbieber really good talk. #focused. (sic)"
Carly Rae Jepsen has pulled out of a Boy Scouts of America concert over its anti-gay policy.
The "Call Me Maybe" hitmaker was due to perform at the organization's summer festival, the National Scout Jamboree, in July, but has cancelled her appearance because the youth organization doesn't allow gay scouts and leaders.
In a statement on her Twitter account, she wrote, "As an artist who believes in equality for all people, I will not be participating in the Boy Scouts of America Jamboree this summer. I always have and will continue to support the LGBT community on a global level and stay informed on the ever changing landscape in the ongoing battle for gay rights in this country and across the globe."
The 26-year-old singer was due to perform at the concert in Mount Hope, West Virginia, along with "Hey, Soul Sister" hitmakers Train, who have also pulled out of the gig after a petition by a gay former boy scout gained support from rights group, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD).
Deadmau5 "f***ing hates" Kanye West.
The "I Remember" dance music icon has hit out at the rapper, ruling out ever teaming up with him on a track. When asked who he would like to collaborate with, he told Vibe magazine, "Anyone other than f***ing Kanye. I f***ing hate him."
The 32-year-old Canadian DJ also dismissed the term "EDM," short for "Electronic Dance Music" - the scene he is associated with -saying, "Yeah, I just renamed it. I called it 'Event-Driven Marketing.'"
The outspoken star also said that if he were ever in trouble the first person he would reach out to would be Motley Crue's drummer: "If I'm having problems with my label, I can always talk to Tommy Lee, who's been sued more times than anyone I know. It makes my life not feel so f***ing bad."
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