First Dibs: Was Lorde A Tween Rock Star?

by (@megsokay)

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Does the new One Direction album sound more like Mumford & Sons? Want to smell like Pitbull? Is Swizz Beatz‘s son romancing Jay Z‘s daughter?

  • Lorde was first scouted by music producers at a New Zealand talent show when she was 12 and now footage of that performance (and a brief interview with Ella and her Extreme bandmates) has finally leaked online. [YouTube]
  • The first (and only) early review of One Direction’s Midnight Memories is out and it sounds like the boy band is trying to up its musical credibility. All of the guys have written songs on the album and it supposedly borrows more from Ed Sheeran and Mumford & Sons than bubblegum pop. [The Sun]
  • Want to smell like Pitbull? Well, you’re in luck because the rapper is releasing men’s and women’s fragrances. Both fragrances are called “Pitbull” and can be worn by either sex. [Rap-Up]
  • Jay Z gave Swizz Beatz a call recently and it wasn’t about music. Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys‘s son, Egypt, planted a kiss on Blue Ivy and Jay Z wasn’t feeling it. [MTV News]

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