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Lily Allen asks for the pop crown in new video


Lily Allen asks for the pop crown in the video for her new track 'Sheezus'.
The 'Hard Out Here' singer, who is about to release her new album 'Sheezus' after a four-year hiatus, appears in the new promo for the title track under a blue light, wearing a hoodie and gold chain with glowing eyes, as she sings about wanting to be number one in the pop world.
In the video, she gives a shout out to her fellow female pop stars, including Lorde, Rihanna and Beyonce, singing: "Riri isn't scared of Katy Perry's roaring/ Queen Bey's gone back to the drawing/Lorde smells blood, yeah/ She's about to slay you/ Kid ain't one to f**k with when she's only on her debut."
Lily adds: "Second best will never cut it for the divas/ Give me that crown b**ch/ I wanna be Sheezus."
She also describes Gaga as a "martyr" and talks about the difficulties of staying ahead of the rest in the music industry, singing: "I'll take the hits, with the punches/ I'll get back up/ It's not as if I've never done this/ Then again, the game is changing/ Can't just come back jump on the mic and do the same thing."
Lily adds: "Wish me luck/ I'm gonna need it/ I'll see you on the other side if I'm still breathing."
Lily's new album 'Sheezus' is out on May 5 via Regal Recordings.

Little Mix fear US accent confusion


Little Mix worry their US fans won't understand their accents.
The 'Wings' group are set to perform their first North American headline tour in September and October and admit their strong regional accents have already left interviewers Stateside baffled.
Jade Thirlwall - who was born in South Shields, North East England - told the Daily Star newspaper: "I hope they can understand me. I've had to slow down my talking a bit and sound a bit more proper - even my name they don't understand.
"At radio stations they call me Jeed because they can't get Jade."
The group's 'Salute' stage spectacle kicks off in Florida on September 10 and the announcement puts paid to speculation Little Mix will support One Direction - which features Perry Edwards' fiance Zayn Malik - on their tour.
However, Jade insists fans shouldn't rule out the two acts sharing a stage in the future.
She added: "Who knows in the future, never say never."
When the 16-date tour was announced earlier this week, Jade - who is joined in the group by Perrie, Jesy Nelson and Leigh-Anne Pinnock - hailed the news as a "dream come true".
She tweeted: "So glad the #SaluteTourUSA is out there,couldn't hold it in any longer! #dreamcometrue thanks to our mixers for makin it possible! Xxjadexx.(sic)"

Iggy Azalea: Fans sexually assaulted me at shows


Iggy Azalea was forced to quite crowd surfing after allegedly being sexually assaulted by fans.
The 'Fancy' hitmaker claims she used to be attacked when she jumped off stage and would often see followers on Twitter post about plans to assault her at gigs.
She told New York radio station Hot 97: "I had to stop. I will get lurk tweets for like a week before my show, like, 'I'm about to go to the Iggy Azalea show and I'm going to f***er her', and I'll see it and be like, 'Please don't! That's a violation. I don't actually like that stuff'. They think I'm really sl***y like, 'She's got a song called Pu$$y, I know what she wants."
The 'Change Your Life' rapper insists usually female fans who try to assault her more than men because they think it's acceptable.
She explained: "Girls will try to do it more than guys 'cause they think it's cool, like, 'We've both got vaginas, it's fine'. Doesn't make it OK.
"Buying my album for $12 doesn't mean you get to f***er me when I come to your city."
The 23-year-old star now has barriers at her shows to keep opportunists away and has taken to wearing more clothes to protect herself.
She said: "I wear, no lie, two pairs on underpants and then a pair of skin-coloured tights and then my pants as like a protection barrier, because there's just no way I'm going to be intruded."

Beyonce collaborates with producer Boots


Beyonce is featured on a new song called 'Dreams'.
The 'Drunk in Love' hitmaker has lent her vocals to a new track from producer-and-singer Boots, who worked on much of her recently released self-titled fifth studio album.
The soothing song features back-up vocals from the 32-year-old singer, as well as a verse in which Beyonce sings, "Baby, we've got a lot of love to give, so standby."
Little-known Boots - real name Jordy Asher - has gushed about his collaboration with Beyonce, calling it the "greatest cosign in the world".
He explained to Vogue: "I love that the song has me and what I'm doing in my realm and her and what she's doing in hers, and it's so completely opposite but they work incredibly together.
"It's just a really cool testament to our friendship and relationship to do something like this, and as natural as it was for it to exist in the way that it's going to exist. I feel like I've been given my wings to fly. It's the greatest kind of cosign you could get, from someone who truly, truly believes in you. As gifted and as brilliant as she is, and she is, to be able to believe in me in that regard is a really special thing."
Boots was signed by Beyonce's husband's record label, Roc Nation, in June 2013 and has previously claimed he produced 85 per cent of her smash hit album 'BEYONCE', which was released in December.

Nicki Minaj is going back to hip hop roots


Nicki Minaj is going back to her hip hop roots for her new album.
The 'Starships' rapper claims her latest material will be nothing like previous offerings and she wants to surprise fans with a different sound on her latest album 'The Pink Print'.
She told MTV News: "The tracks on 'Pink Print' are back to my hip-hop roots. I don't think it's something that I'm necessarily trying to do [go in a new direction]. It's like as soon as I started working on my new album, that's just the songs that I've been writing."
The brunette star, who recently released new songs 'Lookin' Ass' and 'Chi-Raq', claims she's
"super excited" to drop another new track in coming weeks.
Asked if the new song will sound like 'Super Bass', she replied: "Hell no."
Discussing the new material, Nicki insists: "I'm just gonna do what my heart tells me to do."
The artist is also promoting her new film 'The Other Woman', starring Cameron Diaz, and has a new natural look, after deciding to ditch wacky outfits and hairdos.
She explained: "You can either continue doing costumes or you can just say, 'Hey guess what? This will shock them even more. Doing nothing will shock them even more... I really kind of let things happened gradually."

Paul Weller hits out at touts selling his music online


Paul Weller has refused to take part in the annual Record Store Day in future because of "touts" who sold his music at inflated prices.
The singer released a one-off 7-inch record 'Flame Out' for the day on Saturday (19.04.14) but copies of the record appeared on eBay later the same day while other fans complained of the release being sold out as soon as record shops opened their doors.
Addressing the issue on his official website, Paul said: "I agree with all of you who have sent messages expressing your anger and disappointment at the exploitation of these 'limited editions' by touts.
"Apart from making the record, the rest has very little to do with me but I am disheartened by the whole thing and unfortunately I won't be taking part in Record Store Day again."
He continued: "It's such a shame because as you know I am a big supporter of independent record stores but the greedy touts making a fast buck off genuine fans is disgusting and goes against the whole philosophy of RSD.
"It only takes a few to spoil a wonderful concept for everyone else. Shame on those touts."
Meanwhile, other artists also saw their music being traded on the website for hundreds of pounds, including Jack White's record-breaking 7-inch release of 'Lazaretto', which had reached more than $600, along with LCD Soundsystem, REM and Pixies, which were also on the site.

Lorde postpones Australian tour


Lorde has postponed her tour of Australia due to illness.
The New Zealand singer, real name Ella Yelich-O'Connor, was set to kick off the run of gigs in Melbourne on Thursday (24.04.14), followed by concerts in Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, Newcastle and Brisbane, but has had to pull the plug after falling ill.
In a statement via their Facebook page, tour promoter Frontier Touring said: "Under doctor's advice, Ella Yelich-O'Connor will return to New Zealand for immediate rest and recuperation in order to regain complete health and continue touring for the rest of the year."
The 17-year-old star also revealed her disappointment following the announcement and it is not known what illness she is battling.
She said: "It breaks my heart to have to postpone these shows as the band and I absolutely love playing to Australian crowds, and it was not a decision we made lightly.
"I know I need to focus on getting better in order to perform at my best. We'll be with you as soon as we can, Aussies."
According to Frontier, rescheduled dates are being worked on for Lorde's Australian tour and will be announced as soon as possible.
The promoter is encouraging fans to hold on to tickets until new dates are announced.

Aloe Blacc releases World Cup Anthem


Aloe Blacc has released a World Cup anthem.
The singer has combined the original version of 'The World is Ours' by The 'X Factor' USA finalist David Correy in the track for Coca-Cola's Fifa World Cup Campaign, for the games which will kick off in Brazil later this year and he is hoping the "uplifting" song will make people want to get up and dance.
Aloe said: "The passion behind my music comes from a desire to make people dance, smile and sing. I take inspiration from all genres of music and my style is pretty diverse. Working on this anthem has given me the opportunity to fuse the sounds of Brazil with different musical influences. 'The World is Ours' captures everything that music should be - inclusive, exciting and uplifting."
The Coca-Cola Company are just as thrilled the be teaming up with 'The Man' hitmaker and are excited about the reception it'll have.
Director of Global Entertainment Marketing at The Coca-Cola Company, Joe Belliotti, added: "'The World is Ours' started as a Brazilian song with the beats and sounds of Brazil and then travelled around the world where artists and remixers added local languages, sounds and instruments.
"We were looking for a global artist that would bring another perspective, with integrity and authenticity, and that is exactly what Aloe did. We're delighted to be partnering with Aloe Blacc to help us bring the story of The World's Cup to life through music."

Matt Bellamy’s Coachella birthday song for Kate


Muse frontman Matt Bellamy got the crowd at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival to sing happy birthday to Kate Hudson.
The singer's fiancee celebrated her 35th birthday on Saturday (19.04.14) as Muse headlined the main stage at the festival in Indio, California.
Earlier in the month, Matt revealed on Twitter that he had laryngitis and instead decided to let the audience sing to the actress at the weekend.
He told the crowd: "It's my girlfriend's birthday today. Her name is Kate, she's out there somewhere," adding, "I want everyone to sing Happy Birthday to her."
Rumours surfaced in February that Kate and Matthew, 35, had drifted apart when the blonde beauty was spotted at the BVLGARI's Decades of Glamour party without her engagement ring.
But the couple - who got engaged in 2011 and have two-year-old son Bingham together, as well as raising Kate's 10-year-old son Ryder from a previous relationship - appear to be putting on a united front.
Meanwhile, Matt and his band mates - Dominic Howard and Chris Wolstenholme - will begin working on their seventh album next month and hope to complete it by the end of 2014.

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