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5 Jul

10 Huge Pop Albums That Are Still To Come In 2016

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Considering massive pop stars like Rihanna and Beyoncé are ever more likely to drop albums with the click of a button, release schedules are all but redundant these days.

So the best we can offer you is a preview of what is likely to come before the end of the year. And for pop fans it's looking *very* exciting.

From Britney Spears's "really great groove" to Lady Gaga's rumored new funk, we lay out 10 huge album releases we've still got to look forward to in 2016. And yes, we've included Frank Ocean's near-mythical new record too.

 
1. BRITNEY SPEARS: TBC

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While Britney has kept us waiting that little longer to make us (ooh), at least we know...
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22 Jun

Standing Alone, Kim Jonghyun Is Unlike Any Other K-pop Idol

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As the main vocalist for multi-million selling K-POP supergroup releases his debut solo album, Kim Jonghyun discusses SHINee, songwriting, standout tracks and staying power.

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Sporting a fluffy shock of candy pink hair, 26-year-old Kim Jonghyun has spent a whirlwind month performing, meeting fans and appearing on various high profile TV shows, including a not-so-subtle jab at 'sasaeng' (obsessive) fans in a skit on the Korean version of SNL. Having stepped away from his day job as a main vocalist for multi-million selling K-Pop supergroup, SHINee, he's been promoting his first solo, full length album Good/She Is, which spotlights Jonghyun's distinctive vocal colour and dexterity with nods to 80s funk pop, tropical house, EDM and alternative R&B. Unarguably, it's already...
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19 May

Hi, Come Trenders! We’re On Social Media (Finally)!

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Hello, readers! We are finally on social media - about time, right? Give us a follow or like using the icons below - that way, you can be even more informed and up-to-date with the trends trending around the world and can enter for a chance to be a part of giveaways & even be featured! See you there!                  ...
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17 May

Adele Dropped A Teaser For Her New Music Video And We Are Here For It

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Get ready to bow down, plebeians, because queen Adele just dropped a teaser for her “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” music video. From the looks of her confident glare in the minimalistic trailer, this video is about to be intense. And as much as we want to think we’re ready, we’re not. Seriously, how can you prepare for something like this? OK, so if I’m being honest, not that much happens in the teaser video. Adele just stands in the middle of a black room wearing a floral gown and looks like the poised, elegant queen she is. Still, something about that slow zoom-in on her regal figure and potent gaze screams power and intensity. And since there’s no way...
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18 Apr

Beyonce’s Full ‘Lemonade’ Trailer Is Here: Watch

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A day after posting a 20-second teaser ofLemonade, Beyonce and HBO have shared an extended trailer of the mysterious project. Beyonce Posts Video Teaser for 'Lemonade' Project: Watch The new clip, released on Sunday night (April 17), quickly led to #Lemonade becoming a Twitter trend -- with many fans commenting that the somewhat dark and unsettling sneak peek reminds them of something out of American Horror Story. “The past and the present merge to meet us here,” the trailer begins. Throughout the trailer, Beyonce’s voice is heard asking questions like “What are you hiding?”, “Why can’t you see me?” and “What am I doing, my love?” Billed as “world premiere event,” Beyonce’s Lemonade will air on HBO this Saturday, April 23 at 9 p.m. ET. Watch the...
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13 Apr

10 Shows You Definitely Shouldn’t Miss at Coachella

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Get out your flower crowns and crop tops: Coachella kicks off this weekend. Each year, the Indio, California, festival has added more headliners and performances to its lineup, and as a result, it’s become harder to pick and choose which shows to see during the three-day music bacchanal. Some of the buzziest shows are no-brainers (go ahead and add the LCD Soundsystem and Guns N’ Roses reunion shows to your list right now), but there are many other performances from both big bands and up-and-coming artists that are also worth your attention. Here, our curated breakdown of the best acts to see at this year’s Coachella.

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LCD Soundsystem / Photo: Getty Images
LCD Soundsystem Don’t call it a reunion tour: Five years after their big...
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11 Apr

Petra Collins Directs Carly Rae Jepsen’s New Video

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The photographer shoots a glittery new clip for E•MO•TION track ‘Boy Problems’   Carly Rae Jepsen has shared a video for “Boy Problems”, taken from her third album E•MO•TION. The clip follows a teary-eyed Jepsen and her equally torn-up pals in their bedrooms, in the office, and at a funeral — things cheer up by the end though, with everyone linking up for a big dance party. The video was shot by photographer Petra Collins and premiered via Rookie Mag. Rookie’s Tavi Gevinson makes an appearance in the video, as well campaigners Dounia and Mina. “Out of the blue, Petra reached out to ask if she could make a video for her favorite track from the album: ‘Boy Problems’,” Jepsen told Rookie, “What she didn’t know is that I had been following her online,...
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7 Apr

Raised by Mrs. Carter: Beyoncé’s New Musical Protégés

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PHOTOGRAPHED BY MARK SELIGER/STYLED BY SAMIRA NASR

This article originally appears in the May 2016 issue of ELLE.
"The music industry is dominated by men," Beyoncé declares. "And these labels go out and try to make carbon copies of whoever is successful at that moment. I'm over that." Amen, your majesty! Her solution: to take matters into her own hands, unleashing a battalion of female talent via the brand-new record-label arm of her company, Parkwood Entertainment. Here, we present the first three acts, all chosen and raised up by Mrs. Carter herself: "I want to take all my resources and give these artists the support of the best, to nurture them and allow them to be who they really are."

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6 Apr

Beyoncé-Approved Angels Chloe X Halle Release New Single ‘Drop’ [Watch]

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You know how the age-old saying goes: "If it's good enough for Beyoncé, it's good enough for literally everyone else." And this definitely rings true when applied to teen sisters/angels Chloe and Halle, who Yonce signed to her Parkwood Entertainment label. The outrageously talented duo just released the video for their first single 'Drop' and it's got the whole of the internet screaming "FKA Twigs!!!" The song is produced by Chloe, with guitars by Halle, and is co-written by both the gals, while the traces of Bey are also pretty major — with sparse beats and a thumping baseline providing the backdrop for their fierce/self-assured lyrics. 100% slayage. The video itself, which premiered yesterday, takes it to a cute but weird place,...
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