Taylor Swift's label has said it is a "coincidence" that her album release date happens to coincide with the anniversary of Kanye West's mother's death. Fans pointed out that 10 November 2017, when Swift's sixth album reputation is set to be dropped, also marks 10 years since Donda West passed away from complications caused by a cosmetic surgery procedure. Some accused Swift and her team of choosing the date deliberately, however a source from her label Big Machine Records was quick to point out that this was not the case. “It is standard practice that releases come out on Fridays and we locked in this release date based on other Universal Music Group releases," the label source told Rolling Stone. "There is no correlation." Swift and West have an ongoing feud that first begin after he hijacked the state during her acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. While they made amends both publicly and in private, tensions escalated again after … [Read more...] about Label speaks out over controversial timing of Taylor Swift album release
Taylor Swift's label has said it is a "coincidence" that her album release date happens to coincide with the anniversary of Kanye West's mother's death. Fans pointed out that 10 November 2017, when Swift's sixth album reputation is set to be dropped, also marks 10 years since Donda West passed away from complications caused by a cosmetic surgery procedure. Some accused Swift and her team of choosing the date deliberately, however a source from her label Big Machine Records was quick to point out that this was not the case. “It is standard practice that releases come out on Fridays and we locked in this release date based on other Universal Music Group releases," the label source told Rolling Stone. "There is no correlation." Swift and West have an ongoing feud that first begin after he hijacked the state during her acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. While they made amends both publicly and in private, tensions escalated again after … [Read more...] about Label speaks out over controversial timing of Taylor Swift’s album release
Jazy Z has some busy days ahead. Not only is the rapper busy playing daddy to his newborn twinswith wife Beyonce, he also is preparing for the release of his new album 4:44. After creating a major buzz with a billboard poster introducing his new project last week, on 18 June, the music mogul launched the teaser trailer featuring his new track Adnis along with the release date of his album. While it is not clear if 4:44 is set to be a visual album like Beyonce's Lemonade, the promotional video states that it will release on 30 June, exclusively on Tidal. The trailer stars Mahershala Ali and Danny Glover as boxer and coach, with a verse from Adnis playing in the background. "Letter to my dad that I never wrote/ Speeches I prepared that I never spoke/ Words on a paper that I never read/ Prose is never pen, they stayed in my head," Jay Z raps on the track. According to another trailer, the film will also star 12 Years A Slave actress Lupita Nyong'o. 4:44 will be Jay Z's first … [Read more...] about Jay Z’s surprise new album 4:44 gets release date: Watch the teaser trailer here
Taylor Swift has delivered the ultimate blow in her feud with Katy Perry. The We Belong Together singer sensationally returned to Spotify in the early hours of 9 June – coincidentally, the same day Perry released her new album Witness.Fans woke to find Swift's entire catalogue on Spotify and other music streaming services, meaning they can now listen to all five of her studio albums, including the record-breaking 1989 and chart-topping Red. The unexpected return comes almost three years after the Bad Blood singer abruptly removed her extensive catalogue from Spotify in a dispute over royalties.Critics are now questioning the timing of Swift's return to Spotify. The pop star's team said the move was a treat for fans after 1989, released in 2014, passed the 10 million sales mark worldwide as certified by the Recording Industry Association Of America.A Twitter message stated: "In celebration of 1989 selling over 10 Million Albums Worldwide and the RIAA's 100 Million Song … [Read more...] about ‘Sabotage’: Taylor Swift dramatically returns to Spotify – on Katy Perry’s album release date
And as expected, fans went wild over the full-length album and decided to commemorate the day with permanent inkings on their skin. One Direction fans around the world promised to have lyrics from Harry Styles' self-titled offering tattooed on them, and tweeted about their excitement surrounding the new music. … [Read more...] about Harry Styles fans go wild over debut solo album release as one gets date tattooed on th
Harry Styles fans, known for being an excitable bunch at the best of times, reacted with hysterics at news that his debut solo album will be released next month. @jadesfu wrote: “Harry Styles is the man I will proudly talk about with my kids, this was my Idol, this is a legendary man.”Harry Styles tweeted the cover of his new record (Columbia Records/PA) Saniyya tweeted: “@Harry_Styles can’t even begin to tell you how much awe and wonder i’m feeling right now. you are doing incredible.” Many chose to thank deities for the announcement. @adoreblesstyles said: “i was sleeping but something woke me up and i saw your tweet and oh thank you jesus.” I'd like to thank God for the gift of Harry Styles on SNL AND Jesus getting up in the same weekend. #overflow — JMH (@Jas_M_ine) April 13, 2017 One queried whether the news should have been accompanied with a health warning, while another made a prediction for the album’s success. Herry … [Read more...] about Frenzied Harry Styles fans thank God for solo album release date
It may feel like an eternity since British powerhouse singer Sam Smith was last on the charts. Fortunately, the Stay With Me singer is reportedly set to make a comeback later in 2017 with a brand new album and mammoth world tour to boot. Following in Ed Sheeran's footsteps, Smith embarked on a hiatus from recording in May 2016 following the success of his number one debut In The Lonely Hour, which has sold more than 6.5 million copies worldwide and is certified platinum seven times by the British Phonographic Industry. According to sources, Smith, 24, is back in the recording studio and steadily building his new body of music. As fans await his return, IBTimes UK rounds up all there is to know about Smith's comeback. Hiatus Not long after winning the best original song Oscar for his James Bond theme, Writing's On The Wall, Smith announced his temporary departure from the spotlight. The Money On My Mind singer tweeted: "I'm logging off for a while. Some Martinis shaken not stirred are … [Read more...] about Second album release date, world tour and everything you need to know
SHAPE Of You is looking set to enjoy an eighth consecutive week in the number 1 spot. And singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran is clearly enjoying the huge amount of success that comes with the massive achievement. Speaking about his upcoming album ÷, which is set to be released on Friday March 3, the guitarist admitted he’s looking to make 2017 his year. "I think this year is going to be the high point," he confessed. "I have a feeling about it. 17 is my lucky number, and everyone I was scared of releasing albums around me released them all last year – people like Beyoncé and The Weeknd and Bruno Mars." And while many fans were looking forward to hearing new material from his best friend, Taylor Swift, they were left disappointed when she stayed quiet last year. Harry Styles’ ex girlfriend released her past five albums two years apart from each other, and the records usually hit shelves towards the end of the year in time for Christmas. With the … [Read more...] about Ed Sheeran looks forward to ‘year of just Ed’ as he teases Taylor Swift album release date
Drake has unveiled two new tracks in the run up to the release of his eagerly-awaited new album. The rapper, who is set to drop Views From the 6 next month, kept fans happy by releasing new material on Tuesday. Brand new song Controlla, featuring PopCaan, was posted on his YouTube account and quickly started trending on Twitter. “Drake -Controlla ft Popcaan is a solid banger,” wrote one fan on Twitter. Another posted: “Woke up to 2 new drake songs. Today's gunna be a good day.” He also surprised fans by premiering a cover version of Nico’s classic 1967 song These Days. The Canadian superstar has kept details about his new album under wraps and it’s unknown whether or not the two new offerings will appear on the finished version. The only new music that the star has released recently is solo track Solo Sixteen and Rihanna collaboration Work. While he is yet to officially confirm an album release date, Views From the 6 is expected to drop in mid-April. … [Read more...] about Drake unveils new track Controlla and These Days cover ahead of album release
Adele has revealed the artwork and date for the release of her forthcoming album. The singer-songwriter – who last released her own music in October 2012 when she recorded the James Bond theme Skyfall – told fans that she is “bloody excited”. Titled, 25, the album is set for release on November 20. The artwork features a black and white image of Adele’s face with thick eye-liner. 25 out November 20th A photo posted by @adele on Oct 22, 2015 at 6:55am PDT Confirming the news she posted the image on Twitter and Instagram alongside the caption: “I’m so bloody excited!! X.” The debut single, Hello, from the hotly anticipated album, will be released along with the video on Friday (October 23). It was shot in the countryside surrounding Montreal and is directed by the celebrated young Canadian director Xavier Dolan On Wednesday the Rumour Has It singer penned a letter to fans apologising for the lengthy hiatus in between releasing new … [Read more...] about Adele ‘excited’ as she confirms ’25’ album release date and artwork ahead of Hello single release on Friday
Skechers Some rock solid news regarding the rock-heavy release from reigning American Idol champ David Cook: His debut album finally has a drop date. The 25-year-old's as-yet untitled album is set for release on Nov. 18, his label, 19 Recordings/ RCA Records revealed this morning. The announcement of the album's release coincided with the launch of DavidCookOfficial.com, which, as the site's name implies, is the official website of the newest Idoland the go-to source for his written and recorded blog musings. As for the album, Cook has been busy recording the tracks over the summer in between gigs on the American Idols Live! Tour, which wrapped over the weekend. The album's first single is also due out in the next few weeks, though the title has yet to be unveiled. Last month, the reality show crooner confirmed he was working with well-connected producer Rob Cavallo on the album, who previously collaborated with a host of cred-heavy acts, including Green Day and Kid Rock, among others. … [Read more...] about David Cooks Up Album Release Date
Attention, Beliebers! It looks like Christmas is coming early this year.[/caption] It's just been announced that Justin Bieber will be releasing his upcoming holiday collection on, wait for it, Nov. 1! That's a month from tomorrow, folks. Thirty-one days and counting, in 744 hours...well, you get the idea. But that's not all. The cover art for the album, titled Under the Mistletoe, has also been revealed. Something tells us this pic will be getting plenty of smooches—with or without any mistletoe around. Especially by one girl, in particular... MORE: Justin Bieber Takes Selena Gomez on a Truly Titanic Date We're referring, specifically, to a young lady by the name of Debanhi Guzman Torres. The 14-year-old was one of several fans who wasn't able to get a ticket to Bieber's sold-out concert in Mexico tonight. She was subsequently caught on camera crying hysterically over it. When word of what happened got back to Bieber, he quickly sent out a plea to his Twitter followers to … [Read more...] about Justin Bieber Reveals Christmas Album Release Date!
Columbia Records The drought is nearly over. A couple weeks back, John Mayer teased fans with a 60-second snippet of his forthcoming single, "Shadow Man," his first piece of new music since undergoing surgery last fall. And now we get our second gift from the Grammy winner: a (finally!) release date for his album, Born and Raised. It's a Leap Day miracle! So when do we get to hear the rest of his single? And when oh when is the album due out? MORE: First listen! Check out John's new single Pencil both in under "soon." Columbia Records today confirmed that the 12-track Born and Raised will be released on May 22 and that the first single from the album is heading to a radio near you on March 6. And they're pulling out all the stops for Mayer's long-heralded return. The singer will also be hitting the road for an 18-date spring tour that kicks off April 9 in Bloomington, Ind., and wraps April 29 in New Orleans. Welcome back, John. PHOTOS: The Many Lusts of John Mayer … [Read more...] about John Mayer’s Music Emerges From Shadows, Album Release Date Set
Smilers rejoice! Miley Cyrus has just told to the world when she will be releasing her album, Bangerz. So just when will new music from the former Disney star hit the shelves? Oct. 8! The blond beauty announced the exciting news via Twitter earlier today by saying simply, "#Bangerz #Oct8th" Just moments before the big reveal, she cheekily asked followers to "trend #votemiley & imam let ya know when ya getting BANGED." Last week Miley shared the album name with her fans after reaching 13 million follows on her social media site. PHOTOS: Miley's best twitpics And of course, the title didn't come without a proper(ly vague) explanation by the blond singer. "If you don't know why my record is called BANGERZ you'll know as soon as you hear it. Nothin but #BANGERZ" she wrote. Yesterday, the former Hannah Montana starlet made headlines (again) for her scandalous photo shoot with Terry Richardson. The famous photographer posted a few outtakes of her Harper's Bazaar shoot on his website … [Read more...] about Miley Cyrus Reveals Bangerz Album Release Date!
Who knew Kanye West was such a tease? The rapper hopped on Twitter Thursday morning and proceeded to post this cryptic tweet: "June Eighteen." Nothing more. Nothing less. NEWS: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian ask for donations to children's hospital instead of baby gifts Not surprising, the lack of information as to what West was referring to created a bit of a frenzy, with fans quickly speculating what it could mean as they retweeted the message over 21,000 times within three hours. Did the artist just reveal the release date of his new album? Or could it be the due date of his and Kim Kardashian's baby? Guess time will tell. Until then, our calendars are now officially marked. For something! A new season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians premieres June 2 at 9 p.m. on E! PHOTOS: Check out Kim and Kanye's $11 million dream home … [Read more...] about Kanye West Cryptically Tweets “June Eighteen”: Album Release Date, Baby Due Date or Something Else?
Frazer Harrison/ACMA2013/Getty Images Keith Urban fans, rejoice! It's just been announced that the singer's new album, Fuse, will be released on Sept. 10. "I really wanted to challenge myself musically," Urban said in a press release regarding his decision to work with various producers on the album. "[It] has been so inspiring and liberating." PHOTO: Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban kiss on Cannes red carpet Meanwhile, Nicole Kidman's other half has been named one of "country's hottest guys" by People magazine. Although Urban doesn't top the list (that honor went to Kenny Chesney), he is in pretty good company nonetheless. Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton and Gary Allan are some of the handsome hunks who also made the cut. Urban is set to kick off his "Light the Fuse Tour 2013" on July 18 in Cincinnati. PHOTOS: Best dressed at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards … [Read more...] about Keith Urban Announces Album Release Date, Named One of Country Music’s Hottest Guys
Twitter Those who worried Hilary Duff's music career was "So Yesterday" needn't worry any longer! The pop star announced her musical comeback Wednesday after signing a contract with RCA Records. Her new single, "Chasing the Sun," was written by Colbie Caillat, Jason Reeves and Toby Gad. It will be available for digital download on July 29, the same day the music video is scheduled to debut on VEVO. "I couldn't be more excited to join the RCA family!" the 26-year-old singer told E! News in a statement. "I love my team there and feel so lucky to be in the company of their talented artists. I came to them with my vision for the album and it has been a real labor of love, but something I am so proud of." "'Chasing the Sun' is just a peek into my new album," she added. "I've worked very hard and the album is a great representation of the experiences I've had in my life and where I want to go from here!" Duff hasn't released a full-length album of new material since 2007's Dignity. … [Read more...] about Hilary Duff Announces New Single “Chasing the Sun” and Sets an Album Release Date for Fall 2014
Twitter The wait is almost over! Lana Del Rey took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce that her highly anticipated album, Ultraviolence, will be released on June 16. The 27-year-old singer also recently shared the cover art for the album, as well as its track list, which includes such tunes as "Cruel World," "Pretty When You Cry," "Money Power Glory" and "F--k My Way to the Top." The first single off the album, "West Coast," made its debut during Del Rey's performance at the Coachella music festival in April, and the song's music video premiered last week. LOOK: 14 reasons "West Coast" is Lana Del Rey's most Lana Del Rey-y music video yet Ultraviolence marks Del Rey's third studio album and is the follow-up to her successful 2012 album Born to Die. This time around, the songstress recruited Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys to produce her latest collection. Del Rey is currently on tour in the U.S. and more dates are expected to be announced soon. PHOTOS: Pop innovators … [Read more...] about Lana Del Rey Announces Album Release Date, Reveals Cover Art and Track Listing
David Fisher/Rex/REX USA/Getty Images It will be a battle of the pop stars! Justin Bieber and One Direction are set to release albums on the same day, but the Biebs is already making it clear that he thinks he will downright outsell them on Nov. 13. One Direction made an official announcement of their forthcoming album's title, Made in the A.M., and release date on Sept. 22, after Bieber had already revealed his music's official debut. So was it an intentional competition?! That's unclear, but the "What Do You Mean?" singer isn't holding back his feelings. Bieber took to Snapchat Tuesday to make fun of the boy band and show off "the face you make when you come out with an album the same day as Justin Bieber." The face is one of someone who is watching a horror movie and suspects someone is hiding around the corner. It will definitely be interesting to see who comes out on top on Nov. 13! PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of One Direction's "Drag Me Down" music video (01) @justinbieber : - … [Read more...] about Justin Bieber Mocks One Direction Over New Album’s Release Date on Snapchat—Watch Now!