Get these BAPs while they're still sort of a little bit hot!
- According to lead vocalist Howard Donald, Take That are back in the studio! (Twitter)
- ‘Ferret Summer’ chanteuse Annie’s recorded a “LOUD” new song with Richard X and it’s coming soon apparently. (Popjustice)
- Semi-retired pop veteran Willow Smith has recorded a song with her equally past it brother Jaden. It’s called ‘5’ and sounds a lot like this: Soundcloud
- Up and coming singer Mariah Carey is offering fans the chance to come to her house for an intimate ‘gig’ and win some of her old earrings. (Instagram)
- Popstars Icona Pop are back in the studio working on some new pop songs. (Twitter)
- Azealia Banks’ ‘remix’ of Beyoncé’s ‘Partition’ has been taken down for copyright reasons and not just because it’s not very good. (Idolator)
- There’s a new Le Youth video! (Popjustice)
- Justin Bieber’s house has been raided for any suspicious-looking eggs after Police acquired a warrant following allegations he chucked some at the side of a neighbour’s house. (TMZ) (Imagine if Justin Bieber went to prison for throwing an egg.)
- Sony/ATV have settled with Marvin Gaye’s family in this case about whether Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ is a massive rip off of ‘Got To Give It Up’. (Billboard)
- There are plans ‘afoot’ to implement some sort of age ratings system on music videos to protect people from seeing videos featuring eg someone licking a hammer. (The Guardian)
- Janelle Monáe’s going to appear in Sesame Street. (The Line Of Best Fit)
- Shakira’s new album will be out on March 25. (Popjustice) Here are some people that have been working on it (copied and pasted from a press release): John Hill (Santigold, Jay Z, The Vaccines), Kid Harpoon (Florence + The Machine, Calvin Harris), Greg Kurstin (P!nk, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry), Steve Mac (Kelly Clarkson, One Direction), Mark Bright (Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts), Busbee (P!nk, Lady Antebellum, Katy Perry), and The Messengers (Pitbull, Chris Brown, Christina Aguilera). Bloody hell!
- B&Q advert soundtrack artist Pixie Lott has popped a ‘teaser’ thing for her video for ‘Nasty’ onto the internet. (YouTube)
- Lily Allen’s posted some pictures of her filming the video for ‘Air Balloon’ in Africa and it looks like she’s having a nice time of it. (Twitter)
- That Chlöe Howl demo that was a free download from Amazon (and still is actually) is now on Soundcloud if that makes a difference at all. (Soundcloud)
- Here’s a picture of Katy B ‘sporting’ some green nails on a photoshoot. (Instagram)
- This interview with Troy Carter, aka Lady Gaga’s old manager, is quite interesting. (Fast Company)
- Vinyl enthusiasts’ wet dream Record Store Day will take place on April 19. (Official Charts Company).
- A ‘select’ group of people turned up to see Carly Rae Jepsen opening some tea-based charity event thing in Canada. (Daily Mail)
- ‘Outta My Head (Ay Ya Ya)’ chanteuse Ashlee Simpson has announced her engagement to Diana Ross’ son. (BBC)
- Anne-Marie’s in the studio with Kanye West’s best friend, Mr Hudson. (Twitter)
- Kylie's said some things about her new album in this interview right here (it sounds like a Kylie album, basically). (Daily Star)
- In other Kylie news, she’s also the face of Mastercard’s sponsorship of the Brits this year and you can go to a ‘gig’ they’re putting on if you’re interested. (Popjustice)
And just for old time's sake…
What a song.