Ariana Grande is featured on the cover of the most recent edition of Billboard magazine. "Ariana Grande's Double Life," reads the cover copy, "The obsessively driven hitmaker only looks like the girl next door." On the inside, Ariana notes that she's "far more sardonic than sweet" and talks about her hero, Freddie Krueger.
Steven Tyler and Smokey Robinson have released "You've Really Got A Hold On Me," a duet they re-recorded for Smokey's upcoming collaboration album, Smokey and Friends. "I worked with Steven Tyler and Nicole Scherzinger to create this new version of 'You Really Got A Hold On Me' for my upcoming duets album, Smokey & Friends . . ."
Katy Perry joined Kacey Musgraves on the latter's cut "Keep It to Yourself," an outtake from the pair's recent appearance on CMT Crossroads. "Keep It to Yourself" is the fourth single from Kacey's debut album Same Trailer, Different Park. "Thankfully, we're fans of each other's records, so even if we only have a couple days of rehearsal, we know the records . . ."
Carrie Underwood is in talks to headline the 2015 Super Bowl halftime show, according to rumors. The blog Terez Owens quotes an anonymous source: "We're being told this year's performer already has serious ties to the National Football League. A few inside sources revealed to us that Carrie Underwood most likely will be doing the super bowl halftime show this year."
Evanescence fronter Amy Lee has no plans to release any music with her band in the "foreseeable future." Speaking with Rolling Stone, the singer added that she's "opened minded" about listening to offers. "I don't like to make predictions about the future, because I'm honestly open-minded, and I would never want to say I'm done with any of it . . ."
Jennifer Lopez celebrated her 45th birthday with a second surprise party last weekend. Around 150 of Jen's friends showed up at a private estate in Calabasas, California to honor Lopez. "She looked ecstatic and surprised and really happy," said one eyewitness. "You could tell she was touched. She was almost crying."