Rick Ross has dropped "Crocodile Python" a cut from his upcoming eighth studio album, Black Market. The song sees Rozay rapping about his legal woes, remarking at one point that he's considered emigrating. "Renounce my citizenship and move to Singapore," he spits, later asking, "Why they want to stick me for my paper? They want the deeds to my fruits of labor."
Ellie Goulding guested on the Late Late Show with James Corden on which she and the host served up eight different versions of her hit "Love Me Like You Do?" The rendition, according to USA Today, spans "eight genres in less than four minutes and, at one point, even taking us to church with a Southern Baptist, down-by-the-riverside rendition."
Producer Mano has released two new Trey Songz cuts - "Everybody Say" and "Walls" - to his official Soundcloud page. Trigga teamed up with Mano, MIKEXANGEL, and Dave East on the first track, and with producer K.E. on the second track. HotNewHipHop calls "Everybody Say" a "bit more pop-y" than "Walls," which is "unapologetically sexy bedroom music . . ."
Stone Sour has released a new cover of Iron Maiden's "Running Free," which will appear on their upcoming new covers EP Straight Outta Burbank. "Well if you're going to cover something then you want to make sure you go for the best," frontman Corey Taylor told Team Rock of what led to the Maiden cover. "It's no secret that I'm a huge Iron Maiden fan because . . ."
Jojo has released an acoustic version of her new song "Say Love." The singer released the new version in a video, which shows Jojo and her backing band performing the song in the studio. Their piano, light guitar and subtle guitar flourishes. "I had a girlfriend who was in the studio with me when I was recording . . . She was going through the exact same thing . . . and she was crying."
Jennifer Nettles performed her latest single, "Unlove You," on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday, November 24. The Sugarland member wrote the song with Brandy Clark and it will appear on her upcoming solo album. Earlier this month, Nettles played the song on CMT's Next Women of Country.
For "Drake Night," the NBA's Toronto Raptors supplied a "Hotline Bling" photo booth, in which fans could get video of themselves dancing with the team's mascot to the hit song by Drake. The team also threw in an OVO shirt and sweatband with the promotion.
Selena Gomez and One Direction's Niall Horan were recently spotted having dinner together, leading to rumors that the two are now an item. The two were spotted out together at Nobu Malibu, though sources such as Us Weekly and TMZ are careful to stress that Gomez and Horan are merely friends. They reportedly bumped into each other at the American Music Awards.
Sam Smith's fans have taken to dressing up like Star Wars' characters after the singer posted a pic to Instagram of himself hugging a life-sized stuffed Ewok. Since posting the initial photo, Smith has posted several more of the Ewok in different places on his tour. "Just for the record - I'm not a huge Star Wars fan haha I just love ewoks haha x I need to watch all the films."
Danielle Bradbery has released a new acoustic cover of Sam Hunt's "Speakers." The video for the newly stripped down version of the song amassed over 40,000 views in one day. Bradbery is currently on the road with Brett Eldredge and Thomas Rhett for their Suits and Boots Tour, an experience which she calls "amazing."
Noel Gallagher will perform live for the BBC Radio 2 In Concert series at BBC Radio Theatre in London on December 7. The gig will be live streamed on BBC Radio 2, Red Button and the station's website beginning at 8 p.m. Prior to the official gig, Gallagher will do a live soundcheck on Ken Bruce's Radio 2 show beginning at 11 a.m.
Beyoncé has collaborated with Sir Philip Green's latest clothing enterprise Parkwood Topshop for a new line of clothing footwear and accessories. According to the BBC, the line will be available in spring 2016. "We are developing our distribution globally for the launch of this exciting new brand in spring 2016," a rep for the company said.
Blake Shelton and Tim McGraw weren't named People's Sexiest Man Alive - that honor went to soccer star David Beckham. However, they did make the yearly issue, joined by fellow country stars Garth Brooks, and Brett Eldredge.
The boxes housing Roger Waters super-deluxe box set edition of The Wall will be made into their own wall on which Brazilian graffiti artist team Osgemos will paint a mural. The art group previously contributed art to the flying pigs in Waters' show. The box set wall will be built in a Los Angeles warehouse where Osgemos, who designed pigs in 2007 and on two 2012 tour dates.
When Ariana Grande won the award for Favorite Female Pop/Rock Artist at the 2015 American Music Awards, her "Nonna," Marjorie Grande, was in the crowd to root her on. Grande asked her "Nonna" to be her date to the awards show, and she became Ariana's biggest cheerleader when she beat out the likes of Meghan Trainor and Taylor Swift for the prestigious award.