Buzz Bites (9/20/12): Shakira Is Pregnant With Her First Child!

Congrats to Shakira and Gerard Piqué, who are expecting their first child.

+ Shakira and her FC Barcelona soccer-playing boyfriend, Gerard Piqué, are expecting their first child. The momma-to-be and upcoming coach on “The Voice” says on her website that she’s canceling her scheduled appearance at iHeartRadio Music Festival “to give priority to this unique moment in our lives.” (MTV News)

+ While several G.O.O.D. Music Cruel Summer collaborators have been interviewed about the compilation, curator Kanye West has been pretty quiet up until now. Watch the video he posted where West breaks his silence. “It’s our offering as a collective of a sonic snapshot of what’s happening now, 2012,” he says. (Rap–Up)

+ Yesterday, Ke$ha revealed the album title, release date, cover art, and track list for her forthcoming album, Warrior. It streets on Dec. 4. (Neon Limelight)

+ So, who’s going to be No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week? The race to the top is pretty tight between Pink‘s The Truth About Love and Kanye West’s/G.O.O.D. Music’s Cruel Summer. (Billboard)

+ Kanye West knows how to throw his girlfriend a birthday party. For Kim Kardashian’s 32nd birthday, he’s reportedly spending $1 million(!!) for her special day, which will be spent on a private island in Turks and Caicos. (RapFix)

+ Listen to a sneak peek of Beyoncé‘s little sis Solange Knowles‘ forthcoming single, “Losing You.” It streets Oct. 2. (Pitchfork)

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