First Dibs: Lady Gaga Releases The Lyric Video For “Applause”

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Just Blaze and Baauer introduce us to their new single — and traditional Indian martial arts, the teen producer who worked with Jay Z is about to lay down some heat with another top rapper, and Justin Timberlake gives us the tracklist to The 20/20 Experience‘s second half.

  • Lady Gaga’s marketing blitz continues as she drops the lyric video for her new single, “Applause.” The clip above features the pop star partying among drag queens, clubgoers, and devotees. [MTV]
  • Just Blaze and Baauer released the “mini-movie” for their explosive new single, “Higher.” Get ready to be transported to the jungles of India as you nod your head to this one. [Thump]
  • Ebony Oshunrinde, also known as Wondagirl, created the beat for Jay Z’s “Crown,” which was featured on Magna Carta Holy Grail. Now the 16-year-old is crafting sounds with fellow Toronto native Drake. [Billboard]
  • Justin Timberlake went the minimalist route to unveil the tracklisting for the second part of his 20/20 Experience album. The singer posted a quick video to Instagram, with his handwriting scribbled in a notebook. [Rolling Stone]