Buzz Bites (1/17/12): Get A Sneak Peek Of Madonna In The Studio Recording Her New Album ‘M.D.N.A.’

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+ Get a glimpse of Madonna, fresh off of her second Golden Globe win, and M.I.A. in the studio recording “Birthday Song,” which was featured during Madge’s recent interview with Cynthia McFadden. (Idolator)

+ The 5th Annual BET Honors were taped on Sunday and air Feb. 13. Mariah Carey and Stevie Wonder were among the honorees. Performers included Kelly Rowland with Raekwon and Patti LaBelle. (Rap-Up)

+ Lana Del Rey made her live TV performance debut during “Saturday Night Live” this weekend, and it spurred a lot of interwebz chatter. Watch her perform “Video Games” and “Blue Jeans” here. (Idolator)

+ Check out a teenage Kanye West rapping on a Chicago stage in 1996! The 19-year-old pre-Yeezy has a similar cadence, but the swagger apparently grew (and grew) with age. (Stereogum)

+ Will.i.am sounds pretty hyped about the collabo he’s working on with Justin Bieber for Believe. “I gotta feeling this song is [gonna] be bigger than huge,” he tweeted. (Rap-Up)

+ We mentioned new song “Waiting for Something” by Nada Surf, from the band’s upcoming album, The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy. The album’s out Jan. 24, but you can stream it ahead of its release here. (NPR)