Single Covers

Nov
14
Lil’ Kim Unveils New ‘Dead Gal Walking’ Cover Art

Dead Gal Walking

Lil’ Kim has revealed the new cover art for her single “Dead Gal Walking.” A zombie Kim lurks in the background on the dark and bloody artwork designed by Dusty Designs.

The original cover sparked controversy after makeup artist Samantha Ravndahl claimed Kim took her photo and used it without permission.

Ravndahl tells TMZ that she posted the selfie online and soon noticed that Kim was using it on her social sites. She is hoping to reach a financial settlement and avoid a lawsuit.

The song, which dropped on Halloween, is set to appear on Kim’s mixtape Hard Core 2K13, now due on Nov. 29 aka Black Friday.

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

Oct
28
Single Cover: Mariah Carey – ‘The Art of Letting Go’

The Art of Letting Go

With two weeks to go until its release, Mariah Carey has unveiled the sizzling cover art for her new single “The Art of Letting Go,” which also serves as the title track to her upcoming album. Roc and Roe’s hot mama flaunts her bikini body while sitting on the beach at sunset.

The emotional song, produced by Rodney Jerkins, will premiere on Facebook on November 11.

“There’s an emotion to it, as you listen to the song start to finish, that you can tell that it’s me,” Mariah told CNN. “It’s about letting go of maybe something that’s not right for you. But you just don’t know how to make that final move and let go of it. Like it’s not easy, it’s something that you have to learn how to do, and I think we’re all still learning.”

Watch Mariah hit the studio with Jerkins and Jermaine Dupri while making the track.

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Oct
25
Lady Gaga Unveils ‘Venus’ Cover Art

Venus

Lady Gaga releases not one, but three covers for her ARTPOP track “Venus.” The striking artwork was shot by “Alejandro” and “Fame” director Steven Klein.

A topless Gaga wears a scorpion on her face on one cover, which was inspired by performance artist Marina Abramović. Cover 2 is a bat, while the third cover features a completely nude and tatted Gaga with an object over her mouth.

The song was originally slated to be the second single off ARTPOP, but due to popular demand, she has decided to go with “Do What U Want” featuring R. Kelly.

“Venus” will still hit iTunes on Monday, while ARTPOP arrives two weeks later on November 11.

“I composed ARTPOP to be a full experience, we are releasing all these songs and snippets to give you a more complete picture of the album,” said Gaga.

Listen to a snippet of “Venus” below.

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Oct
18
Single Cover: Lady Gaga f/ R. Kelly – ‘Do What U Want’

Do What U Want

Lady Gaga gets cheeky on the cover art for her promo single “Do What U Want” featuring R. Kelly. Mother Monster bares her butt in a thong, while her wavy blonde hair falls across her back.

The song, which appears on her upcoming album ARTPOP, will hit iTunes on Monday at 12:01 a.m. She teased a snippet in a commercial for Beats Studio headphones and Best Buy (listen here).

“Do what you want, what you want with my body,” sings Gaga, while Kellz responds, “Takin’ these haters and we roughin’ ‘em up and we lay in the cut like we don’t give a…”

A new ARTPOP track will be released each Monday leading up to the release of the album on Nov. 11.

What do you think of Gaga’s cover art? Let us know!

Oct
16
Single Cover: Rihanna – ‘What Now’

What Now

Rihanna is ready for another round. The pop diva has revealed the cover art for her fifth single “What Now.” Clad in all black, she stares out with piercing eyes with her name scribbled on a chalkboard behind her.

“#WHATNOW Brand new single cover!! #Unapologetic,” tweeted RiRi.

The vulnerable ballad, produced by Parker Ighile, marks the fifth single off her No. 1 album Unapologetic. She performed the song on “Alan Carr: Chatty Man” last month and also shot a video in Thailand.

What do you think of the cover art?

Sep
18
Single Cover: Ciara – ‘Overdose’

Overdose

Somebody call a doctor. Following “Body Party” and the Nicki Minaj-assisted “I’m Out,” Ciara has selected “Overdose” as the third single off her self-titled album.

The R&B diva gets in the pants of her boyfriend Future on the racy cover art (via Just Jared). CiCi is seen with one hand grabbing his crotch and the other down his underwear.

Just this week, her first single “Body Party” was certified gold. “BODY PARTY GOLD. THANK YOU!!!” she told her fans.

“Overdose,” produced by Josh Abraham and Oliver Goldstein, is set to hit radio on October 14.

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Aug
16
Single Cover: Dawn Richard – ‘Valkyrie’

Valkyrie

Just days after revealing the cover art for “Judith,” Dawn Richard unveils the artwork for “Valkyrie.” The singer rocks gold antlers and a gold mask on her head in the striking image, photographed by Solmaz Saberi.

Dawn held an online contest for her fans to choose between “Judith” and “Valkyrie” as the new single off her upcoming sophomore album Blackheart. “Valkyrie” was written by Dawn and produced by Noisecastle III.

“I wanted a record that was packed with confidence, a sort of cocky reminder that you will remember my mark,” said Dawn. “In Norse mythology, valkyries also known as choosers of the fallen, decided the fate of soldiers in battle once they died.”

“I thought the impression and mark they left on a soldier’s life was incredible,” she explained. “‘In the end you will remember me’ is what I felt they said as they chose the soldier’s fate. I want to leave the same imprint with my art and my music. In the artwork, the horns signify the bravery, strength, and power that existed in the valkyries.”

Dawn will reveal the winning song on iTunes on August 19.

In the midst of reunion rumors, Danity Kane’s official website has been updated to show a countdown, which ends on August 25 at 9 p.m. EST, the same day and time as the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. Will the girls reunite at the VMAs?