Beyoncé is the most followed pop singer on Instagram. The pop icon boasts 20 million followers on the social media site, second only to Justin Bieber and Kim Kardashian, who have 22 and 21 million followers respectively.
Ariana Grande and Jessie J are working on a remake of the 1998 Brandy and Monica classic duet "The Boy Is Mine," according to producer Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins. Jerkins is celebrating his 20 years in the biz by recruiting artists to do remakes of some of his biggest hits. "Next year is my 20-year anniversary and I'm doing a very special project."
Lady Gaga is celebrating the one year anniversary of the release of her album ARTPOP via tweets and Instagram posts. Gaga took to Instagram to post a series of photos of the singles artwork for each track released as a single. She noted, "Series 1 titles handwritten by the artist. Series 2 is A series of three originally released as a Triptych for Venus."
Queen's Freddie Mercury decided against recording the duet "There Must Be More To Life Than This" with Michael Jackson after the King of Pop brought along his pet chimp Bubbles to the recording studio. "I'm not performing with a f-king chimp sitting next to me each night," said Freddie, according to David Wigg, who dishes in an upcoming book.
Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl and Zac Brown covered Creedence Clearwater Revival's anti-war anthem "Fortunate Son" during the Concert for Valor on the Mall Tuesday night in Washington, D.C. The song choice had some on social media up in arms, because of the occasion, which was Veteran's Day.
Keith Urban will speak at next year's annual Country Radio Seminar (CRS) in Nashville. The event goes down from February 25-27 at the Nashville Convention Center, while Urban's talk happens the 27th at 3 PM. "Urban is one of the first artists to have literally broken down the separation that can exist even on the concert stage," CRS exec director Bill Mayne says.