Album Covers

May
19
Mixtape Cover: Wiz Khalifa – ’28 Grams’

28 Grams

Just days after announcing his mixtape, Wiz Khalifa has unveiled the cover art for 28 Grams. The illustrated artwork features “Trap Wiz” and his French bulldog Vincent.

The project is expected to drop any day now. “It’s gonna drop fast. You should go home,” he told MTV News at Hangout Fest over the weekend.

28 Grams serves as a prelude to his fifth album Blacc Hollywood. “It’s more than a teaser, it’s gonna get the Khalifa train rolling,” said Wiz.

The mixtape will include his Weedmixes of ScHoolboy Q’s “Man of the Year” and K Camp’s “Cut Her Off.”

May
5
Album Cover: Jennifer Lopez – ‘A.K.A.’

A.K.A.

Ay mami! Jennifer Lopez brings the heat with the red-hot cover art for her 10th album A.K.A., which stands for Also Known As. The multi-faceted superstar and mother of two shows off her banging body in a bondage-inspired dress with her breasts strapped in.

She revealed to Jimmy Kimmel that she was considering two titles for the album, Same Girl and A.K.A., before ultimately deciding on the latter.

“I feel like I’ve been given so many monikers, and I do a lot of different things,” said J.Lo.

The album has spawned the buzz tracks “Same Girl” and the DJ Mustard-produced “Girls,” plus the singles “I Luh Ya Papi” featuring French Montana and the Max Martin-produced “First Love.”

She has collaborated with an all-star cast including Chris Brown (“Emotions”), Robin Thicke and Wiz Khalifa (“Loveline”), Maxwell (“I Wanna Love”), Nas (“Trouble”), Rick Ross (“No Worries”), and Pitbull (“Big Booty”).

A.K.A. is set for release on June 17.

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Apr
30
Mariah Carey Announces New Album ‘Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse’

Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse

As promised, Mariah Carey has announced all the details surrounding her 14th album including a title, release date, cover art, and tracklisting.

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Apr
14
Album Cover: The Roots – ‘…and then you shoot your cousin’

...and then you shoot your cousin

The worlds of art and hip-hop collide on the cover of The Roots’ upcoming album …and then you shoot your cousin. The artwork features a reproduction of Romare Bearden’s 1964 mixed media collage “Pittsburgh Memory.”

The project, whose title was inspired by KRS-One, arrives May 19 featuring the single “When the People Cheer,” which debuted last week.

In between their nightly appearances on “The Tonight Show,” The Roots will play Hot 97′s Summer Jam with some friends on June 1.

What do you think of The Roots’ cover art? Weigh in below.

Apr
10
Ed Sheeran Reveals ‘x’ Album Cover, Tracklisting

x

After launching his Pharrell Williams-produced single “Sing,” Ed Sheeran has unveiled the cover and tracklisting for his sophomore album x (pronounced multiply).

Due June 23, the follow-up to his 2011 debut + features 12 tracks, with production from Rick Rubin, Jeff Bhasker, Benny Blanco, Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid, and Jake Gosling.

“I wanted raw, honest songs from the heart,” the British crooner told Rolling Stone. “When you hear that Kesha-Pitbull song, you know it’s a hit, but it doesn’t make you want to cry or laugh or sit in a corner for five hours just repeating it.”

The album will be available for pre-order on iTunes starting Friday.

See the tracklisting below.

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Mar
17
Album Cover: Jason Derulo – ‘Talk Dirty’

Talk Dirty

With his single “Talk Dirty” still in the top 5, Jason Derulo is gearing up to release his third U.S. album of the same name on April 15. The pop heartthrob strips down on the provocative cover art, as a woman puts her hands all over his toned torso.

In addition to the 2 Chainz-assisted title track, the album features seven new songs plus “The Other Side,” “Marry Me,” and the Jordin Sparks duet “Vertigo” from September’s Tattoos EP.

Snoop Dogg, Tyga, and Kid Ink all make appearances, with production by Timbaland, DJ Mustard, RedOne, Wallpaper, The Cataracs, Ammo and Martin Johnson, Jon Bellion, and more.

“When I was making this album, I wanted to go in and experiment and do something that was just totally different and off the wall,” Jason told Rap-Up TV.

Watch his “Celebrities Talkin’ Dirty” viral video below starring Robin Thicke, will.i.am, Jordin Sparks, Ariana Grande, Bow Wow, One Direction, and more.

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Mar
11
Album Cover: 50 Cent – ‘Animal Ambition’

Animal Ambition

50 Cent is unleashing the beast. The hip-hop mogul has revealed the ferocious cover for his fifth album Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire to Win. The artwork, which he posted on 50Cent.com, shows a lion staring into the camera and baring his teeth.

The album marks his first since leaving Shady/Aftermath/Interscope and signing an independent deal with Caroline/Capitol Music Group.

On March 18, he will drop two new tracks and videos for “Hold On” and the Yo Gotti-assisted “Don’t Worry ‘Bout It.” A new song will be released each Tuesday until May 20, with the album arriving on June 3.

50 will kick off SXSW by headlining a concert from Austin’s 1100 Warehouse tonight at 9 p.m. EST. You can watch the live stream on the Hang w/ app.

What do you think of the cover art? Let us know!