Popjustice » The News http://www.popjustice.com 100% Solid Pop Music Sat, 24 Jan 2015 16:30:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Marina & The Diamonds’ ‘I’m A Ruin’ is now all over the world wide web http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/marina-the-diamonds-im-a-ruin-is-now-all-over-the-world-wide-web/133980/ http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/marina-the-diamonds-im-a-ruin-is-now-all-over-the-world-wide-web/133980/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:28:35 +0000 http://www.popjustice.com/?p=133980 Marina

‘How To Be A Heartbreaker’ hitmaker Marina & The Diamonds’ new ‘froot’ (song) ‘I’m A Ruin’ has arrived online over a week ahead of its planned February 2 debut.

:( but also :).

It’s a nice one.

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Rihanna and Kanye West have made a song together! It features acoustic guitars. http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/rihanna-and-kanye-west-have-made-a-song-together-it-features-acoustic-guitars/133978/ http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/rihanna-and-kanye-west-have-made-a-song-together-it-features-acoustic-guitars/133978/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:24:19 +0000 http://www.popjustice.com/?p=133978 RIHANNA-GET-ON-WITH-IT

Rihanna appears on a new song by noted fashion designer Kanye West.

We know this to be true because the latter got out his laptop at the recent iHeartMedia Music Summit and played it for everyone.

According to Billboard the song featured acoustic guitar (THANKS FOR THAT) and had a “big, soaring chorus and melody with a massive hook”.

This is all well and good of course, but if Rihanna could get on with putting out her own fucking songs that would be great.

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Taylor Swift’s the first act announced for this year’s Radio 1 Big Weekend thing http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/taylor-swifts-the-first-act-announced-for-this-years-radio-1-big-weekend-thing/133974/ http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/taylor-swifts-the-first-act-announced-for-this-years-radio-1-big-weekend-thing/133974/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:41:50 +0000 http://www.popjustice.com/?p=133974 taylor swift


Taylor’s the first act to be announced for this year’s Radio 1 Big Weekend thing, which takes place in Norwich’s Earlham Park over the weekend of May 23-24.

Not a bad start really.

But what does Taylor think about the people of Norwich and/or UK festival crowds?

“They are rowdy, insane, in the best way – there seems to be a lot of jumping, which I love,” she mused (as quoted here). “Everyone talks about the festivals in England being the best ones you can go to. I feel like I’ve been missing out – I’m really excited,” she added.

Taylor’s the first act to be announced so far but obviously there will be months of announcements, competitions, teasers, adverts, endless trailers, phone-ins, and ‘social engagement’, so you’re unlikely to miss the details of further performers.

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Tove Stryke’s new single ‘Ego’ is now on the world wide web http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/tove-strykes-new-single-ego-is-now-on-the-world-wide-web/133970/ http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/tove-strykes-new-single-ego-is-now-on-the-world-wide-web/133970/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.popjustice.com/?p=133970 Tove Styrke

‘Even If I’m Loud It Doesn’t Mean I’m Talking To You’ hitmaker Tove Styrke’s amazing new single ‘Ego’ is now on the internet.

Right here in fact:

Apparently it’s out in February but that might just be in Sweden, let’s be honest. The album, ‘Kiddo’, is out in the Spring at some point.

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Madonna’s released a statement following the arrest of her suspected hacker http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/madonnas-released-a-statement-following-the-arrest-of-her-suspected-hacker/133953/ http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/madonnas-released-a-statement-following-the-arrest-of-her-suspected-hacker/133953/#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:15:54 +0000 http://www.popjustice.com/?p=133953 Madonna

Madonna, the singer, has released a statement via the medium of Facebook thanking various people for their help in tracking down the hacker who leaked most of her iTunes library.

Here are the words she used, in the order in which they appeared:

“I am profoundly grateful to the FBI, the Israeli Police investigators and anyone else who helped lead to the arrest of this hacker. I deeply appreciate my fans who have provided us with pertinent information and continue to do so regarding leaks of my music. Like any citizen, I have the right to privacy. This invasion into my life – creatively, professionally, and personally remains a deeply devastating and hurtful experience, as it must be for all artists who are victims of this type of crime.” -Madonna

It was reported yesterday that after a month-long investigation involving the FBI, a private investigation firm and the cyber crime unit of Israel’s Lahav 433, a 39-year-old man had been arrested.

According to a statement by Lahav 433 (as quoted here), the suspect “broke into the personal computers of several international artists over the past few months and stole promotional final-cut singles which have yet to be released and traded them online for a fee.”

The “several international artists” bit is interesting isn’t it. Watch your back Burke!

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Take That have said there will be some more new music out “soon” http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/take-that-have-said-there-will-be-some-more-new-music-out-soon/133955/ http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/take-that-have-said-there-will-be-some-more-new-music-out-soon/133955/#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:15:12 +0000 http://www.popjustice.com/?p=133955 Take That

Tax efficiency experimentalist Gary Barlow has warned there may well be another Take That album out soon.

“We’re inspired and ambitious at the moment,” Barlow mused to Digital Spy during what appears to be one of those awful junket things.

“It feels like a new challenge and a new chapter for us, so I’d say it wouldn’t be too long before some new music.”

“Too long” could mean “after my next solo album” or it could mean “later this year”, or, hopefully, it just means “when we can convince Robbie and Jason to come back”.

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Yes Mark Ronson will work with Bruno Mars again http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/yes-mark-ronson-will-work-with-bruno-mars-again/133937/ http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/yes-mark-ronson-will-work-with-bruno-mars-again/133937/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 09:32:15 +0000 http://www.popjustice.com/?p=133937 Mark Ronson

In a surprising turn of events given the complete failure of both ‘Locked Out Of Heaven’ and their cover of Fleur East’s ‘Uptown Funk’, Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars could be about to collaborate again.

Having a chat with Huw Edwards from the BBC, Ronson said the following words in the following order when asked about his future plans:

“I’m probably going back in the studio with Bruno Mars because he’s getting ready to make his new album.”

What a quote ladies and gentlemen!

No, seriously, that’s it.

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A new Little Mix song’s been registered. Iggy Azalea is on it. [UPDATE: Or not] http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/a-new-little-mix-songs-been-registered-iggy-azalea-is-on-it/133932/ http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/a-new-little-mix-songs-been-registered-iggy-azalea-is-on-it/133932/#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 22:15:40 +0000 http://www.popjustice.com/?p=133932 Little Mix

A new Little Mix song called ‘Pretty Girls’ has been registered and it looks like they’ve somehow managed to convince collaboration-shy songstrel Iggy Azalea to come out of retirement and make an appearance.

As you can see from the screengrab above (swiped from the ATRL forum), it looks like the song was produced by The Invisible Men who, as you well know, are responsible for ‘Fancy’ and various other above average songs.

There’s still no news on exactly when Little Mix are planning on returning following a poor #Q42014, but things are obviously happening so it’s safe to assume it will be somewhen in March/April.

This post is dedicated to Lou Bradley.

UPDATE: Iggy’s tweeted that the song registered with Little Mix’s names on it “isn’t affiliated” with Little Mix.

So either the song’s nothing to do with Little Mix, or it is and nobody told Iggy.

(One possible scenario would be that Invisible Men had been working on a track with Little Mix, which Little Mix then decided not to move forward with. If the producers then decided to use that track as the basis for an Iggy song, Little Mix’s writing credits would remain.)

Either way the wording of Iggy’s tweet seems to suggest she’s taking ownership of the song so presumably she knows what she’s talking about. Cherish this moment.

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A new Rihanna song’s been registered. Florence Welch is on it. http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/a-new-rihanna-songs-been-registered-florence-welch-is-on-it/133907/ http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/a-new-rihanna-songs-been-registered-florence-welch-is-on-it/133907/#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:49:55 +0000 http://www.popjustice.com/?p=133907 Rihanna

A new Rihanna song called ‘A Night’ has been registered and it would appear to involve Florence ‘Florence’ Welch in some capacity.

As you can see from the screengrab above (taken from the PJ forum), the song lists Florence and Paul Epworth as writers but, given its title, there’s speculation the song just features a sample from Florence’s ‘Only If For A Night‘, rather than a full-blown ‘feat’.

Who knows really. Who knows if Rihanna will ever release a note of music again. Who knows if she ever really existed in the first place?

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Giorgio and Kylie have chucked some of their video online http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/giorgio-and-kylie-have-chucked-some-of-their-video-online/133899/ http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/giorgio-and-kylie-have-chucked-some-of-their-video-online/133899/#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:33:46 +0000 http://www.popjustice.com/?p=133899 pj_392

The official video for Giorgio Moroder and Kylie’s ‘Right Here, Right Now’ is being teased this morning, in the form of the embedded YouTube player you’ll see below.

The song’s also now pre-orderable on iTunes (it’s out on March 16), and you can listen to it on Spotify too. But not in the UK, because why would anyone want to do that? If you’re in another country try your luck below.

As you know, the song leaked over the weekend, with songwriter Karen Poole tweeting that the leaked version wasn’t finished. As is so often the case, the final version sounds almost pretty much identical.

UPDATE: The song’s out on January 30 in the UK, but is ‘impacting’ on March 15.

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