Hey, Beliebers! Have some “Journals” snippets!
+ Listen to three new song previews from Justin Bieber’s forthcoming Journals, which will drop on Dec. 23. The Biebs shared snippets of “What’s Hatnin'” featuring Future, the Drake-co-penned “One Life,” and what he dubbed his favorite, “Swap It Out,” via Instagram. (Rap-Up)
+ Kelly Rowland has confirmed her engagement to manager/ boyfriend/ now fiancé Tim Witherspoon. “He put a ring on it,” Kelly said during a taping of “The Queen Latifah Show,” which will air Wednesday. She also revealed that he proposed via Skype while she was in Bulgaria. (E!)
+ The Academy Of Motion Pictures And Sciences have released their Oscars long list for the Best Original Song category. Jay Z, Florence + The Machine, the xx, and Lana Del Rey’s contributions to The Great Gatsby: Music From Baz Luhrmann’s Film are among the 75 tracks named. (Pitchfork)
+ The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame named Nirvana, KISS, Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, Cat Stevens, and Linda Ronstadt as its 2014 inductees. The E Street Band will also receive the Award For Musical Excellence. The induction ceremony will take place on April 10, and HBO will air the event in May. (Rolling Stone)
+ Watch Kate Nash’s NSFW video for “I Hate You This Christmas,” a catchy ode to those who’ve been burned over the holidays. “Christmas always makes you think of people that you’ve loved or do love or you’re still in love with. It’s a good Christmas anthem for people in that situation,” she said. (MTV News)
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