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Jennifer Lopez Confirms New Album Features

Jennifer Lopez has confirmed that Robin Thicke will feature on her new album.

The singer has also worked with Chris Brown on material for her forthcoming tenth studio LP, which is due out later this year. She told Vlad TV: “Chris Brown did write some stuff on it, he’s not on the album, but he did write a few songs for me.

“Definitely French Montana [is on there], Tyga, Big Sean, Wiz Khalifa, Robin Thicke, Maxwell. The track I did with Future, I don’t know if it’s going to make the album. This is the first time I’ve ever taken this long to make an album, where it’s over a year I’ve been working on it.”

Lopez has already unveiled three tracks from the record – ‘Girls’, ‘Same Girl’ and ‘I Luh Ya Papi’. She recently suggested that the album will be released in the US on June 17, but a title for the project has yet to be announced.

Watch the music video for Jennifer Lopez’s ‘I Luh Ya Papi’, featuring French Montana, below:

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Mariah Carey Confirms New Album Release

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Mariah Carey is full of surprises! The ultimate pop diva uploaded a video on YouTube on Monday (Feb. 10) announce the release date of her much-anticipated (and delayed) 14th album (is it still titled “The Art of Letting Go”?) and to also say that her new single “You’re Mine (Eternal)” (uh-huh…the (Eternal) is brand new information) will be coming earlier than expected! Mariah’s new ballad single was originally scheduled to come out on Friday’s Valentine’s Day but since a LQ version of the song has already hit the online realm, things have to be sped up. The song is now hitting iTunes this Wednesday, Feb. 12th!

Meanwhile, Mariah’s 14th LP (which until otherwise stated, should still be titled “The Art of Letting Go”) is slated to arrive in stores worldwide on May 6th. The video Mimi uploaded on YouTube, featuring her hit “We Belong Together” as background music, sees a cute montage of images and footage of her successful career years until the release dates of both the new single and album are unveiled in a super “hyped” ending.

The cover art for “You’re Mine (Eternal)” – first performance was taped at the 2014 BET Honors -shows a river of heart-shaped marshmallows; two with the title of the single divided onto them, and one with Mariah’s “MC” acronym. Cute, right??

The diva will then make a rare Valentine’s Day appearance on BET 106 & Park on February 14, for the premiere of the ‘You’re Mine (Eternal)’ remix featuring Trey Songz.

Carey’s new single serves as the follow-up to her previous releases ‘#Beautiful’ and ‘The Art Of Letting Go’.

She is the best-selling female artist in the world, having sold over 200 million records during her career to date.

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Bruno Mars’ ‘Jukebox’ Sales Soars After Super Bowl Halftime Performance

Bruno Mars is set to return to the top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart, thanks to his Super Bowl halftime performance on Sunday, February 2.
According to estimates from industry sources, the entertainer’s latest album, “Unorthodox Jukebox,” sold perhaps 40,000 copies in the week ending February 2. That would represent a 164% gain compared to the previous week, when it sold 15,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

The album’s official sales figures, as tabulated by SoundScan, will be released on Wednesday, February 5 (the same day as when the new Billboard 200 chart’s top 10 will be unveiled).

If “Unorthodox” returns to the top 10 with 40,000, it will mark the album’s first visit to the top 10 since the Billboard 200 chart dated Sept. 14, 2013, and its best sales week since March of 2013.

“Unorthodox Jukebox” was already aiming to sell around 19,000 in the week ending February 2, thanks in part to Mars’ exposure at last week’s Grammy Awards (January 26). Mars was presented the award for best pop vocal album on the Grammys, but did not perform on the show. (He got additional screen time from his nominations in other categories — like record of the year and song of the year — though he didn’t win those races.)

The big game drew 111.5 million TV viewers watched this year’s Super Bowl, down from the 109 million that tuned in a year ago (February 3, 2013).

Last year, Beyonce headlined the Super Bowl halftime show, where she was briefly joined by her Destiny’s Child group members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. Unlike Mars, Beyonce didn’t have a current album riding high on the charts at the time.

In the week ending February 3, 2013, Beyonce saw her most recent album, 2011′s “4,” re-enter the Billboard 200 at No. 100 with 4,000 sold (up 123%). The following week — after a full week of sales impact was felt from the game — the album climbed to No. 79 with 6,000 (up 59%).

The impact of the Super Bowl on Mars’ music sales — and on the Billboard charts — will be unique compared to all other halftime headliners in the modern era of Super Bowl halftime entertainment.

Since 1993, when Michael Jackson headlined the halftime festivities, the main performer on the show has generally been an act with a fairly deep catalog of albums and songs. Mars, however, has only released two albums — “Unorthodox Jukebox” (released in 2012) and “Doo-Wops & Hooligans” (2010).

Thus, all of the sales and chart impact felt by Mars will be concentrated on just those two albums (and their respective singles). Unlike previous years, where everyone from Beyonce and Madonna to Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen saw their post-Super Bowl chart impact spread across multiple albums and songs.

Bruno Mars Unorthodox Jukebox Full Album

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Bruno Mars’ Super Bowl Halftime Show Was the Most-Watched Ever

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Bruno Mars’ showmanlike Super Bowl halftime show already looked like a victory for the Unorthodox Jukebox singer, but now he has the math to back that up. Though the Seattle Seahawks’ crushing defeat of the Denver Broncos in the big game was already well underway, Mars’ performance with the Red Hot Chili Peppers drew more viewers than any previous Super Bowl halftime show. According to Billboard, FOX pointed to Nielsen data today indicating the show brought in 115.3 million sets of eyeballs. That’s up from the 110.8 million who watched Beyoncé’s lights-out performance last year and breaks the previous record of 114 million set by Madonna, M.I.A., and Nicki Minaj in 2012. And to think, as Fansided pointed out, RHCP didn’t even appear to have their instruments plugged in.

Bruno Mars and The Red Hot Chili Pepper’s Super Bowl Halftime Show 2014

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Betty Who confirms new EP “Slow Dancing” & Spring Tour

One of the freshest pop sensations to spring forth from 2013 was Betty Who, and her EP The Movement has achieved epic WTF Do You MEAN You Haven’t Heard These Four Fantastic Tracks Yet?! status. Since then, Betty (real name: Jess Newham) has signed a major label deal with RCA, and it was announced today that she’ll follow up last year’s EP with another one, Slow Dancing (due out “this spring”).

But fear not, all you who think the title means the blond-coiffed pop starlet is taking things down a notch — if you’ve caught her live yet, then you’ve maybe already heard an early version of the EP’s giddy, up-tempo lead single “Heartbreak Dream,” which now has an official release date of February 18.

And, naturally, where there’s a spring release, there’s a spring tour! Catch all the dates for Betty Who’s upcoming Slow Dancing trek below.

BETTY WHO – THE SLOW DANCING TOUR

3/22 Philadelphia, PA
3/23: Washington, DC
3/24: Nashville, TN
3/26: Atlanta, GA
3/27: New Orleans, LA
3/28: Houston, TX
3/29: Dallas, TX
4/01: Los Angeles, CA
4/02: San Francisco, CA
4/04: Portland, OR
4/05: Seattle, WA
4/06: Vancouver, BC, Canada
4/08: Salt Lake City, UT
4/09: Denver, CO
4/10: Omaha, NE
4/11: Minneapolis, MN (Private UMN Show)
4/12: Chicago, IL
4/14: Detroit, MI
4/15: Toronto, ON, Canada
4/16: Montreal, QC, Canada
4/17: Boston, MA
4/18: Brooklyn, NY

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