Pop singer Kesha Sebert filed a lawsuit claiming that her producer Lukasz Gottwald, also known as Dr. Luke, sexually assaulted her and engaged in emotional and physical abuse over a period of 10 years. The singer claims abuse and unwanted sexual advances began soon after signing with Dr. Luke’s label, Kemosabe Entertainment, and his Prescription Songs music publishing company at the age of 18. Among the most serious allegations is that Luke forced her to drink and do drugs on several occasions and forced himself on her while her defenses were down. Read more…
Wash down that breakfast burrito with the latest music news in today’s First Dibs: J.Lo hangs out with FLOTUS, Kesha explains why she was in rehab, and those of you who didn’t get On The Run tickets better sign up for HBO.
Members of the Wild Feathers were inspired by an old-school process to record their album, Ciara and her baby bump know how to keep a party going, and the brothers from Clipse tell us if they’re heading back into the studio together.
Cash registers were ringing with music sales during Black Friday and Thanksgiving week. One Direction tops the chart, but an overwhelming majority of albums experiences week-to-week sales gains during the busy holiday frame. For a closer look, we present this week’s installment of SoundScanner:
As it turns out, a lot of people have collaborated with Britney Spears. And interestingly enough, a lot of prominent singers have lent their vocals to the singer — appearing on a number of her tracks, including “Piece of Me” and “Lucky.” It makes you wonder what the song would have sounded like if they had taken over. But alas, we’ll never know.
Before Frank Ocean was thee Frank Ocean he was Lonny Breaux penning hits for the likes of Jay-Z and wife Beyonce, Brandy and Justin Bieber. A couple years later the phenomena that is Channel Orange was born. Read more…
So, we were sitting around the VH1.com offices, discussing the various merits of Britney’s bad-good hit “Till the World Ends,” when we remembered that pop tart Ke$ha actually wrote the song (yep, the gin-soaked starlet is a total wordsmith)! Which begged the question — how many other pop stars in their own right had penned huge smashes for other artists?