BAP-2014You can't beat a nice warm BAP on a cold Thursday. Some of these have gone a bit cold admit­tedly, but still.

  • Jennifer Lopez has a new single/video. Does anyone have any idea where she’s from? (Vevo)
  • Katy Perry and Juicy J are at Number 1 in the USA. It’s not looking good for the Pitbull version. (Billboard)
  • Katy Perry cel­eb­rated getting her ninth Number One by playing ‘Prism’ to her wigs. (Twitter)
  • The Brit Awards are going to be streamed live worldwide on YouTube. There’s also going to be a British Video award, which is going to be voted for on Twitter (let’s just give it to One Direction now shall we). (The Brit Awards)
  • Radio 1’s Big Weekend is going to Glasgow this year. Rita Ora and Paulo Nutini will both give per­form­ances (more acts will be announced in due course but imagine if the pair were literally the only two there). (Newsbeat)
  • The Shakira and Rihanna col­lab­or­a­tion now has a teaser video which features them grinding on either side of a wall. (Instagram)
  • If the teaser just isn’t enough, there’s a behind the scenes ‘look’ at the video too. (YouTube)
  • Little Mix are shooting their video for ‘Word Up’. They’re taking the ‘Sport Relief’ theme quite seriously. (Instagram)
  • Pop’s beacon of innocence Justin Bieber has a new music video. (YouTube)
  • Enrique Iglesais has revealed the under­stated cover for his new album ‘Sex + Love’. (Twitter)
  • In sur­pris­ing col­lab­or­a­tion news, Rita Ora’s new single features Calvin Harris. There’s a song with Macklemore on the album too. (Radio 1)
  • Good news if you enjoy listening to Clare Maguire: Clare Maguire has a new mixtape ‘thing’ that she’s giving away. (Clare Maguire’s website)
  • UPDATE YOUR DIARIES: the Foxes album has been pushed back to May 12. (Foxes’ Store)
  • Pop’s most con­tro­ver­sial entities Ed Sheeran and Emeli Sandé have ‘con­trib­uted’ to Elton John’s ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ reissue. (Elton John’s shop)
  • The Broods EP has been chucked online. (SoundCloud)
  • Elsewhere on Planet Broods, the EP cover has some rather nice glass busts on it. (Popjustice)

And just for old time's take:

What a song.