Solange dishes on her next album, her new record label, and more.
+ Solange announced that her follow-up album to 2012’s True EP will feature collabs with Chairlift’s Patrick Wimberly, Dirty Projectors’ David Longstreth, and SBTRKT/Jessie Ware collaborator Sampha. She also chatted about her move to New Orleans and her new label, Saint Records. (Billboard)
+ Speaking of sharing album news, Lady Gaga revealed more intel about “Applause,” the lead single off of ARTPOP. She tweeted that the song and music video will both drop on Aug. 19, and she teased some lyrics: “Give me that thing that I love/ Put your hands up make ’em touch/ A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E.” (MTV News)
+ Looks like Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines may jump straight to the top of the charts! He’s expected to nab his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 next week. Meanwhile, Selena Gomez’s Stars Dance debuted at No. 1 this week (her first as well!), as predicted. (Billboard)
+ Miley Cyrus has found a kindred spirit in Britney Spears. “It’s like, [Britney] knows. Sometimes life just steps in the middle of your career the way life always does for anyone — it’s just ours is a little more 24/7,” Miley told Huffington Post UK of their shared life experiences. (MTV News)
+ Listen to Angel Haze’s remix of Kanye West’s NSFW “New Slaves.” The Detroit-bred rapper gives the already-acerbic, provocative track her own spin, tackling topics such as drugs, rape, and police corruption. (Rap-Up)
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