Last year, British chanteuse Jessie Ware gave us her 110% with Devotion, an utterly phenomenal debut record full of sweet talk, soulful coos and throwback R&B grooves. It was easily a favorite of 2012. (If you haven’t already, check out the MuuMuse review.)
Fast-forward to April 16 (today!), and the talented songstress—now signed to Cherrytree Records—is releasing her debut record stateside. Along with the original tracklisting, the Devotion re-edition includes the A$AP Rocky remix of “Wildest Moments,” as well as the absolutely incredible, early ’90′s House-infused “Imagine It Was Us.”
And so, to celebrate the release…
Turn in your fatigues, soldiers: The One Woman Army has been officially dismantled.
This week, reigning Queen of Crunk-R&B Ciara unceremoniously jumped ship (wait, sorry—that’s Navy) and threw away the title of her endlessly delayed fifth studio album, replacing it with something a little more…personal (raw).
And that’s not all: She’s also unveiled the album cover—and it’s bound to have y’all back-bending in your lucite stiletto Converses and F-L-Y fanny packs. Gimmie dat art!
Last night, in the grand tradition of the MTV Movie Awards, we the true lovers of music suffered through about 2-1/2 hours of non-music related award show shenanigans, fat jokes and genitalia gross-out gags aplenty—all to see if anyone could ever possibly surpass the greatness of Lindsay Lohan‘s 2004 MTV Movie Awards performance.
And, for the 9th year in a row, no one did. (Kylie Minogue was in the audience though, so there was that!)
Aside from Britney‘s forthcoming album, there is quite literally no other pop superstar’s return in 2013 more life-stoppingly important than that of Miss Kylie Minogue.
We’ve gotten tiny bits and pieces of news along the way: In February, she inked a management deal with Roc Nation. And over the past year, she’s hit the studio with the likes of Bonnie McKee, Ariel Rechtshaid, Greg Kurstin, Karen Poole and, most recently, Darkchild. (Side note: Brit Brit’s working with Darkchild too. How many e-signatures do we need to collect to make sure that a game-changing duet results from this? I’ll start the petition now.)
Now, we’ve got an important status update—3 entire words worth, actually.
Daft Punk‘s Random Access Memories campaign is already one of 2013′s most meticulously crafted album campaigns yet.
Along with the Collaborators video series they’ve been running for the past month, as well as those blink-and-you’ll-miss-it SNL teasers, the sneaky French dance robots revealed a 2-minute trailer for “Get Lucky,” their upcoming single, last night at Coachella.