Ariana Grande is divulging more details about her sophomore album My Everything. After revealing the August 25 release date and cover art to Ryan Seacrest, the pop powerhouse has unveiled the tracklisting.
The 12-track standard edition includes appearances from Big Sean, The Weeknd, A$AP Ferg, Childish Gambino, and Iggy Azalea, who guests on the chart-topper “Problem.”
The deluxe boasts three additional tracks including a “surprise epic team-up.”
On the production side, she has enlisted hitmakers Ryan Tedder and Benny Blanco (“Why Try”), Max Martin, Rodney Jerkins, Pop & Oak, and One Direction’s Harry Styles, who wrote the powerful “A Little Bit of Your Heart.”
On July 2, Ariana will bring back MTV’s “TRL” for one day only. During the 30-minute special, entitled “Total Ariana Live (TAL),” she will perform a stripped-down version of “Problem” and debut her second single “Break Free” featuring Zedd.
Twenty years after the release of Resurrection, Common reteams with executive producer No I.D. on his concept-driven album Nobody’s Smiling.
Inspired by his hometown of Chicago, the follow-up to 2011′s The Dreamer/The Believer features 13 tracks, with appearances from Big Sean, Jhené Aiko, Cocaine 80s, Elijah Blake, Vince Staples, and more.
Common called upon some of Chicago’s newest MCs including Lil Herb, Dreezy, and King Louie for the cover art as well as the music.
Nobody’s Smiling arrives July 22. See the tracklisting below.
He may be a billionaire, but Dr. Dre hasn’t turned his back on music. Following the sale of Beats by Dre to Apple for $3 billion, the hip-hop tycoon returns to the scene on Marsha Ambrosius’ “Stronger,” a cover of Sade’s “Love Is Stronger Than Pride.”
As he numbs the pain with gin and juice, the former N.W.A. member reflects on his rocky relationship. “If I’m losing you, then I refuse to win / Went from friendship with benefits, you losing your innocence,” he spits on his gangsta verse.
The song will appear on Marsha’s sophomore album Friends & Lovers, which also features contributions from Charlie Wilson, Pop & Oak, Da Internz, and J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League (tracklisting below).
With two weeks to go, Robin Thicke has unveiled the cover and tracklisting for his seventh album Paula. The dark artwork shows the pensive singer with his head down and washed in red, yellow, and green.
The follow-up to last year’s chart-topper Blurred Lines is dedicated to his estranged wife Paula Patton. The couple, who’s been married for nine years and have a four-year-old son together, announced their separation in February, and Thicke has been trying for months to mend their relationship.
All 14 tracks were written and produced by Thicke with titles inspired by his wife including “You’re My Fantasy,” “Forever Love,” and the lead single “Get Her Back.”
“We got a lot to talk about on that subject,” Thicke told Steve Harvey. “I gotta impress her somehow. The truth shall set you free.”
With less than two weeks to go, Ab-Soul has revealed the tracklisting for his highly-anticipated album These Days…
The TDE rapper calls on Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, Lupe Fiasco, ScHoolboy Q, Action Bronson, Jay Rock, and RaVaughn for the 15 tracks, with production from J. Cole, Mac Miller, Terrace Martin, and DJ Dahi.
He also drops off the Blended Babies-produced title track featuring The O’My’s.
On June 17, Jennifer Lopez will release her 10th album A.K.A. After recording with everyone from Maxwell to Wiz Khalifa over the past year, the multi-faceted superstar has whittled it down to 14 tracks.
The star-studded set includes appearances from Iggy Azalea, Nas, T.I., Rick Ross, and Pitbull, plus contributions from Chris Brown, Diplo, Detail, Harmony, Roccstarr, Max Martin, and more.
“Usually I do an album in a few months, but this one’s taking me a year to really put together,” J.Lo told Rap-Up. “Because it’s my 10th album, I think it feels a little more special.”