TAYLOR SWIFT RECORDING NEW SONG WITH MILEY CYRUS & LADY GAGA?: Taylor Swift has been spotted entering a recording studio in New York and it’s led to fans wondering about a possible collab. Swift singer was pictured entering Electric Lady Studios, where Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga are currently working on new music. People are speculating that Taylor is laying down vocals for a new song featuring one or both of the artists. Swift is on the North American leg of her Reputation Stadium Tour at the moment but has spent a few days back home in New York. Lady Gaga is recording her sixth studio album at the moment and Miley’s writing for her seventh studio album, following the success of Younger Now in 2017. Earlier this year, eagle-eyed fans also noticed Gaga topped off her Grammys look with a snake ring. “Lady Gaga’s snake ring she wore to the Grammys is rumored to be the same exact one Taylor Swift sells on her website,” wrote one fan account.
G-EAZY SHOOTS DOWN DEMI LOVATO DATING RUMORS: Following his split from Halsey, G-Eazy is setting the record straight on his relationship with Demi Lovato. The two sparked romance rumors when they were reportedly spotted holding hands, but G tells Entertainment Tonight Demi is “just a friend.” “It’s just one of those things that comes with the territory. You trade in your anonymity in exchange for some of your success in the public eye,” he said on the ESPYS red carpet Wednesday night, where he appeared sporting new bleached-blonde hair. “You have to remember the blessings and remember how grateful you are to be here in the first place and understand some of that is just what comes with the territory,” he continued.
RIHANNA REPORTEDLY WORKING ON DANCEHALL ALBUM – (07/20/2018)
Looks like Rihanna might actually be cooking up a dancehall album. According to Rap-Up, Rolling Stone has spoken with eight sources who confirmed that Rih and her label, Roc Nation, have been scouting beats to complete an album that “explores her Caribbean roots.”
One dancehall producer told the publication, “[Rihanna’s team] have, no lie, 500 records for this project [from] different producers and writers. They’re only choosing 10 records. They’ve been having writing camps and trying to keep them quiet for almost a year and a half now. I’ve been flying to Miami, flying to L.A., cutting records nonstop for this project”
Another source close to the album said, “Every artist, every producer, every songwriter in Jamaica or of Jamaican descent has been working on [Rihanna’s album] and has little snippets of publishing or production credits on it. I think they’ve got eight songs, but her A&R is still asking for records.” A third source added, “They’re looking for one more [song].”
Meanwhile, two sources also said that Rihanna is simultaneously working on a pop album with the likes of Boi-1da and Skrillex.
- A different producer expressed concern over the dancehall album, saying, “Their whole thing was, ‘Yo, we’re gonna make this [album] real dancehall, [real] Caribbean.’ Rihanna is Bajan, so let’s make this a full project like that. To me, it hasn’t been going that way. They’re kind of mixing it up, putting in the pop. If the reggae artists and producers won’t get the chance on the pop album, at least let us survive on the dancehall album. They’re changing up the direction continuously.”
- According to Rap-Up, the list of potential collaborators includes “R. City (Rihanna, Beyoncé), Stephen ‘Di Genius’ McGregor (Vybz Kartel, Sean Paul), Linton ‘TJ Records’ White (Serani, Vybz Kartel), Ricky Blaze (Gyptian), Tyshane ‘Beam’ Thompson (Yo Gotti, Lecrae), Kranium and Chronixx.” Vogue also noted that veteran dancehall producer Supa Dups (Drake’s ‘Controlla’ and ‘Too Good’) is working on the project.
MARIAH CAREY BACK IN THE RECORDING STUDIO – (07/20/2018)
While Mariah Carey recently kicked off her The Butterfly Returns residency at Las Vegas’ Caesars Palace, she was spotted multiple times this week in the recording studio, posing with frequent collaborator Jermaine Dupri and producer Bobby Ross Avila.
Avila shared a photo with Carey, writing, “Pulled an all nighter @ the studio with my bro’s @jermainedupri, @therealjohntaaustin, Mariah and the Magic was in FULL EFFECT!”
Carey and Dupri previously worked together on “We Belong Together” and “Don’t Forget About Us,” two of the singer’s biggest hits from 2005’s The Emancipation of Mimi.
Carey also teased the coming of a new album in a March interview with V magazine, saying that “there’s a different approach that I’m taking as an artist. I think it’s like a fresh start.” She continued to say that while most people see her as a diva, she sees herself as “a songwriter first, and then a singer. That’s what I love to do the most.”
MEGHAN TRAINOR DEBUTS ‘TREAT MYSELF’ – (07/20/2018)
Following the announcement that her new album Treat Myself will arrive August 31st, Meghan Trainor has released an upbeat track called “All The Ways.”
“All The Ways” is the fourth song released in support of her album – and will also be the soundtrack for Target’s new marketing campaign, highlighting services like same-day delivery with Shipt and Drive up – showing customers “All The Ways” they can shop at Target.
Watch Meghan as a judge on The Four every Thursday night on Fox.
BEBE REXHA DANCES AROUND AN INSANE ASYLUM IN “I’M A MESS” VIDEO – (07/20/2018)
Bebe Rexha gets committed to an insane asylum in the new video for her song, “I’m a Mess.”
The video features Rexha being carted around and dancing through an old school insane asylum, complete with sterile white walls and straightjackets.
“I have been very vocal and honest about my ongoing struggle with anxiety and depression,” Bebe writes in the comment section of the YouTube video. “I wanted to create a video and song that expressed my truth.”
She adds, “This video is a celebration of me finally being able to accept my imperfections. I’m okay with not being okay all the time. If you feel alone or lost please know you are not, and you are loved.”
MACKLEMORE TAKES YOU TO HEAVEN & MORE IN ‘HOW TO PLAY THE FLUTE’ MUSIC VIDEO – (07/20/2018)
While currently on tour with Kesha, Macklemore had time to drop a trippy new video for his track “How To Play The Flute.”
The rapper takes you on a mysterious journey through his version of Heaven, as well as multiple other weird situations, in the music video for his late-2017 track on flute playing.
First, Mack gets hypnotized by emcee King Draino, then he plays God, Bob Ross, goes to a prom, mimics the viral “goth dance circle” video, get his head stuck in the sand, and much, much, more.
DAYA KEEPS FANS ‘SAFE’ WITH NEW MUSIC VIDEO – (07/20/2018)
Daya has unveiled the music video for her newest song, “Safe.” The track follows her 2016 debut album, Sit Still, Look Pretty.
“Safe video out now. Favorite and most heartfelt video I’ve ever made to date. Thank u to this incredible team for helping execute the vision,” Daya shared to Twitter.
The track was written after the tragic shooting in Las Vegas last October at the Route 91 Harvest Festival.
To coincide with the new release, Daya has also introduced the #SafeIs campaign on her social media accounts. You can send the singer-songwriter a message letting her know what “Safe” means to you.
The singer details the things in her life that make her feel safe. Along with mentioning her family, playing guitar and eating mashed potatoes, Daya mentions that one of the things that makes her feel safe is being with her girlfriend, who makes a brief, romantic appearance in the announcement video. Daya recently came out publicly during her set at Milwaukee’s PrideFest.
TROYE SIVAN DEBUTS ‘DANCE TO THIS’ MUSIC VIDEO FEATURING ARIANA GRANDE – (07/20/2018)
Troye Sivan and Ariana Grande are dancing it out in the new video for “Dance To This.”
The Bardia Zeinali-directed music video debuted on Thursday ahead of the release of Troye’s upcoming studio album, Bloom.
“Dance To This” is the fourth release from Bloom, out on August 31, following “My My My,” “The Good Side” and title track “Bloom.”
Troye explained the inspiration for the video on Twitter, writing, “The DTT vid was inspired literally by High School Musical and Grease and Pass This On by the Knife and a gif of Cher spinning around that i cant find rn.”
He added, “So glad the funnest day of my life was documented lol.”