Alicia Keys unveils “Girl On Fire” album cover. She’ll debut the title track at this year’s VMAs.
+ Alicia Keys revealed her striking black-and-white cover for Girl On Fire, which drops Nov. 27. Tune into the VMAs on Sept. 6 where she will premiere the title track. “Girl On Fire is about finding your voice, about being unleashed and about trusting your instincts and trusting yourself,” said Keys. “I can’t wait to share it with the world.” (MTV News)
+ We’re all curious how Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP will sound, and she gave us a hint via tweet. “Well i was going for a more stoned Disney princess kinda vibe. not so much?,” she tweeted in response to her makeup artist alluding that Gaga’s writing “the hardest marijuana record of all time.” (MTV News)
+ Lil Wayne has announced the release date for mixtape Dedication 4. It hits streets Aug. 30. Nicki Minaj will appear on it, along with remixes of 2 Chainz “No Lie,” Ca$h Out’s “Cashin’ Out,” Chief Keef’s “I Don’t Like,” and Meek Mill and Big Sean’s “Burn.” (Rap-Up)
+ Congratulations to Backstreet Boys’ Howie Dorough, who just turned 39, and his wife Leigh! “Thanks to family, friends and fans for all the amazing birthday wishes,” he tweeted. “This year I’m receiving the best gift from my wife: another baby boy!” (Us Weekly)