Janelle Monáe discusses her upcoming album in the current issue of Bust.
+ See Ed Sheeran perform a lively “You Need Me, I Don’t Need You” for PBS’ “Live From The Artists Den,” which airs July 27. The National is scheduled to appear on the show on Aug. 3, and Imagine Dragons’ set airs on Aug. 10. (Billboard)
+ Today in “Usher Looking Hella Fine”: Check out this shirtless photo taken during a training session for the singer’s upcoming role as boxer Sugar Ray Leonard in the film “Hands Of Stone.” (Idolator)
+ Timbaland tipped off Revolt TV about “Sinatra In The Sands,” a new joint by Nas featuring Justin Timberlake and the rapper’s onetime rival Jay Z. In this video interview, the producer adds that “Justin sounds like Frank Sinatra.” (Rap-Up)
+ Even beautiful people occasionally hit a snag. Beyoncé was performing “Halo” in Montreal when her hair got caught in a fan. Queen Bey posted a funny rewrite of “Halo”’s lyrics after the incident: “Gravity can’t begin/ To pull me out of this fan again/ I felt my hair was yankin’/ From the fan that’s always hatin’.” (MTV News)
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