Popjustice » The News http://www.popjustice.com 100% Solid Pop Music Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:30:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 ‘ICYMI’, Little Mix have announced some things about their next release http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/icymi-little-mix-have-announced-some-things-about-their-next-release/134115/ http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/icymi-little-mix-have-announced-some-things-about-their-next-release/134115/#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:27:30 +0000 http://www.popjustice.com/?p=134115

It’s a perfume. :(

GET ON WITH IT!

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Apparently Missy Elliott’s joining Katy Perry onstage for her Super Bowl halftime thing http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/apparently-missy-elliotts-joining-katy-perry-onstage-for-her-super-bowl-halftime-thing/134119/ http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/apparently-missy-elliotts-joining-katy-perry-onstage-for-her-super-bowl-halftime-thing/134119/#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:26:51 +0000 http://www.popjustice.com/?p=134119 missy_elliott_horse-1

‘Shake Your Pom Pom’ hitmaker Missy Elliott will join Katy Perry for a bit of a song and dance during the latter’s Super Bowl halftime ‘gig’ thing this weekend, reports The Associated Press.

But how do they know?

Well apparently a ‘source’ who knows about these things told them but in return asked not to be named because it’s not been made official etc.

To be honest, Perry sort of gave it away during a press conference when she said she “wanted to bring someone back. A throwback of sorts that definitely needed some more shine. All I can say is it will be a real female fun night.”

As you well know the pair collaborated on a hastily cobbled together remix of ‘Last Friday Night (TGIF)’ back in 2011.

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As well as being ‘caviar ratchet’, Christina’s forthcoming album’s “genuine and heartfelt “ http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/as-well-as-being-caviar-ratchet-christinas-forthcoming-albums-genuine-and-heartfelt/134117/ http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/as-well-as-being-caviar-ratchet-christinas-forthcoming-albums-genuine-and-heartfelt/134117/#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:26:15 +0000 http://www.popjustice.com/?p=134117 Christina Aguilera Bionic

‘Ven Conmigo (Solamente Tú)’ hitmaker Christina Aguilera has confirmed she is indeed working with noted recluse Pharrell Williams on her forthcoming new album, and that she’s a fan of one of the songs they’ve done together.

Having a chat with someone from Extra TV, these are the words she used to communicate that very fact:

“During my pregnancy, I had a meeting with him [Pharrell, obviously] and just connected on where I want to take the next album, and we started talking music, and he has one song in particular that I love.”

It only takes one song these days, doesn’t it.

Asked what ‘the fans’ can expect from the new album more generally, ‘Xtina’ mused:

“It’s genuine and it’s heartfelt and I’m very excited to pour my heart out into this record fully. I’ve been gathering and writing and coming up with these amazing ideas for different parts of how I was feeling the past year, so I’m really excited to vocalize [she means vocalise] all of it and make it all come together.”

The album was recently described by producers Da Internz as “caviar ratchet” if that helps at all.

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Adam Lambert’s new album now has a title http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/adam-lamberts-new-album-now-has-a-title/134113/ http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/adam-lamberts-new-album-now-has-a-title/134113/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:13:23 +0000 http://www.popjustice.com/?p=134113 And that title is ‘The Original High’.

We know this because he’s just tweeted about it:

The album was executive produced by Max Martin and Shellback, and the first single will be out at some point in April.

Exciting times.

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Rita Ora’s performing at the actual Oscars next month (!) http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/rita-oras-performing-at-the-actual-oscars-next-month/134103/ http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/rita-oras-performing-at-the-actual-oscars-next-month/134103/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:07:10 +0000 http://www.popjustice.com/?p=134103

I’m excited to announce @TheAcademy invited me to perform on the #Oscars on Feb 22nd!

— Rita Ora (@RitaOra) January 28, 2015

See.

Her Diane Warren-penned ballad ‘Grateful’, taken from the film Beyond The Lights, is nominated for Best Original Song you see. Hence her being invited.

Blimey.

Seriously though. Just when you think you’d got your head around the Rita Ora thing, something else happens. Where will it all end?

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Charli XCX has re-recorded ‘Boom Clap’ and ‘Break The Rules’ in Japanese. Incredible. http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/charli-xcx-has-re-recorded-boom-clap-and-break-the-rules-in-japanese-incredible/134081/ http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/charli-xcx-has-re-recorded-boom-clap-and-break-the-rules-in-japanese-incredible/134081/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:56:33 +0000 http://www.popjustice.com/?p=134081 charli-xcx-2014-normal

Living legend Charli XCX has recorded versions of ‘Boom Clap’ and ‘Break The Rules’ in Japanese and snippets of both of those are now on the world wide web.

Here’s ‘Boom Clap':

Amazing.

And here’s ‘Break The Rules':

Astounding.

(The album’s still not out in the UK.)

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Lady Gaga, Gwen Stefani and Jessie J will all be performing at the Grammys http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/lady-gaga-gwen-stefani-and-jessie-j-will-all-be-performing-at-the-grammys/134083/ http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/lady-gaga-gwen-stefani-and-jessie-j-will-all-be-performing-at-the-grammys/134083/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:53:22 +0000 http://www.popjustice.com/?p=134083 Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, Gwen Stefani and Adam Levine, and Jessie J and Tom Jones (JESUS FUCKING CHRIST) will all perform duets with each other at next month’s Grammy awards, it’s been announced.

Obviously Gaga and Bennett have their ‘jazz’ thing (which is up for Best Traditional Pop Vocal album), Gwen and Adam have that song on the Maroon 5 album and Jessie J and Tom Jones were, er, once on The Voice UK together and like to experiment with what on a good day could pass for vocal harmonies.

But enough with the details, what on earth does your friend and ours Neil Portnow, Recording Academy President and CEO, think of it all?

“Throughout the years, the Grammy Awards has paired musical icons with new, upcoming artists to give fans remarkable performances that can only be seen on our stage. This year is no different and, once again, promises to bring together unique musical worlds in innovative ways that blend genres and create new artistic boundaries.”

Sure.

The awards take place on February 8 and also feature performances by Madonna, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Pharrell and Usher.

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BREAKING: Madonna thinks Taylor Swift wears nice dresses and writes “catchy pop songs” http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/breaking-madonna-thinks-taylor-swift-wears-nice-dresses-and-writes-catchy-pop-songs/134085/ http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/breaking-madonna-thinks-taylor-swift-wears-nice-dresses-and-writes-catchy-pop-songs/134085/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:50:09 +0000 http://www.popjustice.com/?p=134085 Madonna

Tumblr meme connoisseur Madonna has praised Taylor Swift’s ability to write “some really catchy pop songs”.

Having a chat with Richard Wilkins for Network Nine’s Today show the ‘Living For Love’ hitmaker said the following words when asked about fellow pop artists:

“It’s good to have princesses [of pop]. It means there’s lots of pretty dresses around.”

Hm…

“I like Taylor Swift. I think she writes some really catchy pop songs. I can’t get them out of my head.”

Taylor’s reaction was, obviously, to go on Tumblr and write the following:

“Thanks now I’m dead.”

‘FYI’, Taylor Swift is not actually dead.

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Kylie’s got another EP with Fernando Garibay out soon (and Moroder’s on it too) http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/kylies-got-another-ep-with-fernando-garibay-out-soon-and-moroders-on-it-too/134066/ http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/kylies-got-another-ep-with-fernando-garibay-out-soon-and-moroders-on-it-too/134066/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:05:49 +0000 http://www.popjustice.com/?p=134066 kylie-bbc-thing

‘I Was Gonna Cancel’ hitmaker Kylie Minogue is releasing another EP with Fernando Garibay, according to our good friend Giorgio Moroder.

As you well know the first Kylie and Garibay EP, aka ‘Kylie + Garibay’, came out in September.

Having a chat with – YOU GUESSED IT – the Daily Star, Moroder said the following about Kylie:

“Kylie is a darling.”

Very true.

He continued: “She is doing another EP with our friend Fernando who did most of Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’. There’s four tracks that are very sexy and very uncommercial – beautiful new sounds.”

Not only that but Moroder’s sex voice is on one of the songs.

“She asked me if I could do a little talk in Italian on her music. She wanted it really sexy, like a Latin lover – heavy breathing. I think she was quite happy. Kylie told me: ‘I should have worked with you 10 years ago’.”

She’s got a point.

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1D, Calvin Harris and Ed Sheeran have been named among the most influential people in the UK http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/1d-calvin-harris-and-ed-sheeran-have-been-named-among-the-most-influential-people-in-the-uk/134055/ http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/1d-calvin-harris-and-ed-sheeran-have-been-named-among-the-most-influential-people-in-the-uk/134055/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:27:46 +0000 http://www.popjustice.com/?p=134055 One Direction

Non-stop LOL merchants One Direction have been named on a list of the most influential people in the UK, reports Billboard.

Niall ‘et al’ were listed alongside the likes of Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Calvin Harris and laughing boy James Blake on the annual Debrett’s 500 list, which aims to celebrate British people being good at stuff.

Or to put it another way the list “shines a spotlight on the people who are making the most impact on this fast-changing industry, from the recording artists and record label executives, to the radio playlist-setters, music critics and the people changing the face of the music industry in the digital age.”

Poor Union J.

You can see the full music list here if you like but let’s be honest it doesn’t tell you anything you don’t already know.

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