FYI: Lady Gaga Reveals Single Artwork, New R. Kelly Material

July 29, 2013 By:

Mark August 19th on your monster calendars… Lady Gaga has confirmed that, yes, “Applause” will be the first single from her forthcoming album ARTPOP. She also unveiled the single’s cover art. (Idolator)

Gaga will perform during this year’s VMAs. Expect plenty of buzz and even more weird outfits. (MTV)

The Weeknd and Drake are purportedly back in the studio together, working on a track called “Scary Things.” (Idolator)

Jack White has proven once again that he is an amazing person. The musical maverick donated $200,000 to the National Recording Preservation Foundation. (Pitchfork)

“Interactive” is the word of the month for music videos. Following Kanye’s attempt, Justin Timberlake will try his luck on the “Take Back the Night” video. (Billboard)

Lana Del Rey will star in a 30-minute short film called Tropico. Rick Ruben is listed as one of the producers. Commence freak-out. (Rolling Stone)

Donda’s House, Kanye West’s Chicago-based charity, will host a free, 10-week course teaching kids how to be the next Yeezy. (Rolling Stone)

AlunaGeorge, a.k.a. the English electro-duo of Aluna Francis and George Reid, say they came together through MySpace. (NPR Music)

“My Story” is the new single from R. Kelly. It features 2 Chainz and it’s the first single off of his 12th studio album, Black Panties. (Vibe)

Fiona Apple and Blake Mills have announced a mini U.S. tour together. It kicks off October 10th. (Consequence of Sound)