Madonna has reportedly secured DJ A-Trak as a producer for her next studio album.
The ‘Celebration’ singer, whose last record Hard Candy was released in 2008, is said to want an “old skool” feel to her new material.
Speaking about the direction of the record, A-Trak told the Daily Star: “It’s my production, turned into song structure – halfway between rap and electronic and whatever else I listen to.”
Madonna is also expected to work with Pearl Jam producer Brendan O’Brien on the album, which is provisionally scheduled for release later this year.
A-Trak has previously worked with Armand Van Helden as duo Duck Sauce, who released single ‘aNYway’ in October.
It may not be a very Merry Christmas for NBC: The networkâ€™s annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center special could be axed this evening due to a possible broadcastersâ€™ union strike.
The New York City chapter of the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians is threatening to boycott the popular television special of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree-lighting ceremony unless NBCâ€™s entertainment division restarts stalled contract talks, The Associated Press has learned.
Tonightâ€™s special is set to feature live performances by Aretha Franklin, Barry Manilow, Alicia Keys, The Roots,and Shakira.
You know her from Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana, but we sat down with Emily to talk about the other side of her: music, as well as acting and hobbies. Learn about the time her and Miley turned Mitchel’s dressing room upside down, her secret bass playing talent, and more!
In the third movie, Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson) have been reunited, but their forbidden relationship is threatened to be torn apart again with an evil vampire still seeking her revenge.
Bella is forced to choose between her true love for Edward or her friendship with Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) as the struggles between vampires and werewolves continues. But there is still another choice for Bella to make, mortality or immortality?
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse hits theaters on June 30, 2010.
Comcast, in an exclusive partnership with Taylor Swift, is providing customers the first and only dedicated video-on-demand collection to see and hear music sensation and recent AMA â€œArtist of the Yearâ€ and CMA â€œEntertainer of the Yearâ€ winner, Taylor Swift. Comcast, one of the nationâ€™s leading providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services, is providing this one-of-a-kind music collection, including her most popular music videos such as â€œYou Belong With Meâ€ and â€œLove Story,â€ featuring behind-the-scene clips and special programming â€“ all in HD for the first time, and available in one easily accessible collection On Demand for viewing anytime.
â€œThis channel will be a great way for fans to access their favorite videos and new special programming whenever they want,â€ says Taylor. â€œI hope they have lots of fun with it!â€
The exclusive Taylor Swift collection is available to Comcast customers through the On Demand menu by selecting â€œTop Picksâ€ then â€œTaylor Swift HD.â€ Comcast will feature Swiftâ€™s chart-topping music videos including Fifteen, Teardrops On My Guitar, Picture to Burn and the number one On Demand country single of 2009 â€“ Our Song, as well as special programming including the recent â€œSaturday Night Liveâ€ episode she hosted and behind-the-scenes clips never-before-seen in HD On Demand.
â€œTaylor Swift is hugely popular On Demand, consistently having the top-performing music videos on the service,â€ said Derek Harrar, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Video and Entertainment Services for Comcast. â€œThrough exclusive partnerships with artists like Taylor Swift, Green Day and U2, combined with thousands of assets and incredible usage On Demand, Comcast is reinventing music television.â€
Music continues to be one of the most popular categories of On Demand programming with 50-60 million views every month. Comcast offers everything from music videos to live performances across a wide range of music genres giving customers an immersive music experience. Recent artists featured On Demand include Green Day, U2, Sheryl Crow, Counting Crows and Mariah Carey.
After much speculation following the release of a song titled “Acapella” on the internet last week, it was announced today that singer/songwriter Kelis has signed to Interscope Records through will.i.am Music Group. Her as-yet-untitled upcoming album features production from will.i.am, Free School, Boyz Noize, Burnz, DJ Ammo and David Guetta, who produced the above-mentioned retro-dance track.
“I love that I am now a new part of the Interscope family,” Kelis said via a statement. “2010 is around the corner and I can’t wait to put out new music and spend time with real music fans on tour again.”
Kelis’ last label deal was with Jive Records, but she was reportedly dropped late 2007. Earlier this year, a pregnant Kelis filed for divorce from her famous husband Nas. In July, a judge orderd the rapper to pay Kelis, who has since given birth to a baby boy, nearly $44,000 in monthly support.
Kelis is best known for her 2003 single, “Milkshake,” which peaked at No. 3 on the Hot 100 chart and sold 883,000 digital downloads, according to Nielsen Soundscan. The track is from her best-selling album, “Tasty,” selling 535,000 units.
Barbara Walters sits down with 2009 music stars Lady Gaga and Adam Lambert as part of her special Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009.
Gaga and Adam were chosen as two of the most prominent names in entertainment, sports, politics and pop culture and will have Barbaraâ€™s interviews with them aired next Wednesday (December 9) at 10/9c on ABC!
Despite recent controversy over his AMAs performance, Adam doesnâ€™t seem to mind.
â€œDonâ€™t worry friends: Iâ€™m still gonna be me. Always. W/o appologies [sic],â€ he tweeted. â€œJust gonna experiment differently w/ how I present myself.â€
Also to be on Barbaraâ€™s list: Kate Gosselin, Sarah Palin, Brett Favre, Tyler Perry
Will you watch?!?