A confidential memo reported to have been issued by Roc Nation has it that Rihanna was planning to leak a secret album in November. A photo of the memo was leaked online, and VIBE notes that if it is "the 'real deal' like we're expecting it to be, Lost Files (or R8?) is set to release in mid-November." The memo features a 14 song track list, boasting collabs with Nicki Minaj.
Lorde is among the performers to have been added to the lineup of the 2014 American Music Awards. The pop star is also up for four nominations at the event, while Iggy Azalea leads the pack with six noms. Other top contenders include John Legend, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams, who each earned five nominations apiece.
A new Genesis documentary, Sum Of the Parts, will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on January 13. Eagle Rock, who is releasing the DVD, says that Sums Of The Parts will feature "contributions from key members past and present" as well as "previously unseen archive material and rare performance footage from across their entire career."
Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus is set to produce Christmas With Nashville, a new Christmas-themed album from the cast of ABC's hit show Nashville. "I was blown away by the consistent talent level of each actor as they came into the studio," DeMarcus tells Rolling Stone Country.
If country music has taught Taylor Swift anything, it has taught her to work. "Country music teaches you to work," she tells Esquire. "You hear stories about these artists who show up four hours late to a photo shoot, and in Nashville that doesn't happen."
T.I., Jeezy and Watch the Duck took the stage on Late Night with Seth Myers to perform "G' Sh*t" on Monday, October 27. Tip looked sharp in a black suit and tilted fedora, while Jeezy complemented him in all white. The Grand Hustle chief is staying busy on the promo circuit for his latest effort, Paperwork.
Jerrod Niemann has released the music video for "Buzz Back Girl," the third single from his album High Noon. In the vid, Jerrod drinks some beers while singing about drinking some beers. "Feels like I've been drinkin' since early in the morning," he sings on the track. According to Rolling Stone, the tune finds Niemann exploring new musical ground.
Iggy Azalea has partnered with shoe maker Steve Madden to launch a collection of shoes. According to the Daily Mail, the Australian rapper released a picture of one design, which the news source compared to a something seen on the program Sex & the City.
Jessie J has opened up about her persona and says that she loves being a "sexual woman." Speaking with the tabloid OK! Magazine, she revealed that she's taking full advantage of being young and at the height of her sex appeal. "I'm enjoying being a 26-year-old, sexual woman. It's not a secret that I'm confident with my body and I like to have fun."
Teyana Taylor has released her new single "Do Not Disturb," which features Chris Brown. "It's one of those slow animated songs," Taylor told Rap-Up TV of "Do Not Disturb," which is taken off of her forthcoming debut album VII. VII hits stores on November 4. It will be released via Def Jam Recordings and GOOD Music.
Keanu Reeves has signed on to play the lead role in the upcoming sci-fi thriller "Replicas." Reeves will play a neuroscientist who loses his family in a car accident and tries to bring them back to life, coming into conflict with police and government agencies. The film is scripted by Chad St. John and produced by Lotus Entertainment's Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Stephen Hamel.
George Strait has been added to the ever-growing list of performers at this year's CMA Awards. Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood and others have also been added as presenters. Connie Britton (Nashville), Lucy Hale, Tim Tebow and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith will also help present awards throughout the night.
Daniel Radcliffe stopped by "The Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday, October 28, showing off his rap skills on the song "Alphabet Aerobics." According to Entertainment Weekly, the "Harry Potter" star didn't stumble, although the "fast-paced song is filled with tongue twisters." He made it all the way through the end "even when the tempo picked way up."
The Allman Brothers Band will broadcast their final concert at NYC's Beacon Theater on SiriusXM's Classic Vinyl channel (26) on October 28 at noon ET. Rebroadcasts are scheduled for the same day at 6 PM ET; October 30 at midnight ET; October 31 at 6 AM and 10P M ET; November 1 at 4 AM and 1 PM ET; and November 2 at 8 AM and 7 PM ET.
Charlie Daniels has announced the lineup for his annual Charlie Daniels & Friends Annual Christmas 4 Kids Concert, which benefits children in need in Middle Tennessee. Phil Vassar, Andy Griggs, Ty Herndon, Jamie O'Neal, the Roys and Ryan Weaver will all perform, along with the Charlie Daniels Band.