Angel Haze puts an acoustic spin on Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball."
I know what you're thinking. Another "Wrecking Ball" cover? But wait! Before you open a new tab and start scrolling through hand-knitted scarves on Etsy, take a few minutes to let Angel Haze's stunning acoustic cover of Miley Cyrus' track wash over you. No purchase necessary.
Listen to Angel Haze's "Wrecking Ball" cover after the jump.
Solange dishes on her next album, her new record label, and more.
+ Solange announced that her follow-up album to 2012's True EP will feature collabs with Chairlift's Patrick Wimberly, Dirty Projectors' David Longstreth, and SBTRKT/Jessie Ware collaborator Sampha. She also chatted about her move to New Orleans and her new label, Saint Records. (Billboard)
+ Speaking of sharing album news, Lady Gaga revealed more intel about "Applause," the lead single off of ARTPOP. She tweeted that the song and music video will both drop on Aug. 19, and she teased some lyrics: "Give me that thing that I love/ Put your hands up make 'em touch/ A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E." (MTV News)
+ Looks like Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines may jump straight to the top of the charts! He's expected to nab his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 next week. Meanwhile, Selena Gomez's Stars Dance debuted at No. 1 this week (her first as well!), as predicted. (Billboard)
+ Miley Cyrus has found a kindred spirit in Britney Spears. "It's like, [Britney] knows. Sometimes life just steps in the middle of your career the way life always does for anyone -- it's just ours is a little more 24/7," Miley told Huffington Post UK of their shared life experiences. (MTV News)
+ Listen to Angel Haze's remix of Kanye West's NSFW "New Slaves." The Detroit-bred rapper gives the already-acerbic, provocative track her own spin, tackling topics such as drugs, rape, and police corruption. (Rap-Up)
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Kanye West premiered "Yeezus" during a listening party last night at New York's Milk.
+ Kanye West premiered his upcoming album, Yeezus, during a listening party at New York's Milk. He also revealed that his track "Can't Handle My Liquor" features both Chief Keef and Bon Iver's Justin Vernon (that must've been some session!). Watch out for Yeezus when it drops June 18. (Pitchfork)
+ In more Yeezy/Yeezus news, Kanye is reportedly filming an "American Psycho"-themed music video, and he also debuted new songs during his Sunday set at New York's Governors Ball. Watch him perform "On Site" and "I Am A God." (RapFix)
+ Check out One Direction's new PSA for Office Depot's Anti-Bullying Back To School Campaign. The guys end the empowering PSA with the positive message "Live kind, love everyone, move together against bullying." (Just Jared)
+ Justin Timberlake unveiled the artwork for his third single from The 20/20 Experience, "Tunnel Vision." The clever design depicts a cutout photo of JT's face that can also be interpreted as a nude woman. (Idolator)
+ Skylar Grey revealed the track list for Don't Look Down, which drops July 9. Executive producer Eminem guests on "C'mon Let Me Ride," and the album also features Big Sean, Angel Haze, and blink-182's Travis Barker. (Rap-Up)
+ Kelly Clarkson debuted her new country-tipped track, "Tie It Up," during Nashville's CMA Music Festival on Saturday. The wedding-themed tune has cover art to match with Kelly wearing a wedding veil, all of which seems timely as she and artist manager Brandon Blackstock got engaged in December. (MTV News)
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Lil Wayne is heading home after being hospitalized.
+ Great news! According to Young Money president Mack Maine, Lil Wayne went home yesterday after spending six days in Cedar-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles for a seizure. "@LilTunechi has been officially released and is headed home....God is great," Mack tweeted. (MTV News)
+ Remember how we reported that Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience may be a two-parter? Well (pats back), IT'S TRUE! "I gotta clear a rumor up. This whole thing about this being the first half of the album is true," JT told Ryan Seacrest during his album release show in Los Angeles last night. (MTV News)
+ One Direction has revealed the name of their forthcoming 3-D film: It's called "This Is Us." Directioners were even invited to go on an internet scavenger hunt that revealed parts of the movie's title. The concert/documentary film hits theaters Aug. 30. (MTV News)
+ Speaking of films, Rihanna has one of her own in the works. "Rihanna 777" will air on Fox on May 6. It documents a promo jaunt for the Unapologetic tour in which journalists and fans traveled with RiRi on a Boeing 777 for a one-week tour around the world. As you may recall, things got kinda out of hand. (MTV News)
+ Praiiiisse! Azealia Banks and Angel Haze have made peace (at least for now)! The pair began a Twitter beef back in December, but Haze said it was over during a SXSW interview. Azealia has even sent a nice tweet over to Haze. (RapFix)
+ File this under "WE KNEW IT!": Taylor Swift pretty much confirmed "I Knew You Were Trouble." is about One Direction's Harry Styles. "It's not hard to access that emotion when the person the song is directed to is standing by the side of the stage watching," she said of her Brit Awards performance where Styles was watching. (E!)
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Rick Ross was confirmed as a drive-by shooting target yesterday, per a police statement.
+ Rick Ross was confirmed as a target of a drive-by shooting yesterday. According to a Fort Lauderdale police statement, multiple shots were fired in Ross' direction early Monday morning after he left his birthday celebration with his girlfriend. Ross reportedly lost control of the vehicle and crashed into an apartment building. No one was injured, and the suspects fled. (MTV News)
+ The conflict between Frank Ocean and Chris Brown that led to a parking lot fight over the weekend may lead to charges. Los Angeles County Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore stated that Ocean "is desirous of prosecution in this incident." Brown is still on probation for assaulting Rihanna in 2009. (MTV News)
+ Paramore have announced the first dates of their North American tour in support of their forthcoming eponymous album, due April 9. The group kicks things off in Houston on April 25 and ends this leg of the tour on May 16 in New York. (MTV News)
+ Justin Bieber opens up in this week's Billboard cover story about the Grammy snub, his music, and also about his breakup with Selena Gomez. "I'm not in the happiest place that I've ever been," he said. "I'm trying to get through what I'm going through." (MTV News)
+ Watch a promo of Selena Gomez's upcoming "Wizards Of Waverly Place" special, called "The Wizards Return: Alex Vs. Alex." It premieres March 15 on the Disney Channel. (Just Jared Jr.)
+ Listen to a smooth new version of Cat Power's "Manhattan"; the track has been remixed by producer Ryan Hemsworth and features vocals by Angel Haze. The original tune appeared on Cat Power's Sun, which was released last year. (Pitchfork)
+ And now, take a gander at cats that look like One Direction, because THERE ARE CATS THAT LOOK LIKE ONE DIRECTION! (E!)
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