Rumors have been buzzing these past few days about Lana Del Rey getting secretly engaged to her rocker boyfriend Barrie-James O’Neill. In fact, there were even reports that O’Neill has quit his UK-based band Kassidy in order to move to America and live with Lana full time. Spokespeople for the couple deny the story, but now these photos of Lana with some new finger bling are adding fuel to the flames!
Watch out Katy Perry, Pitbull, etc., because Aloe Blacc is coming for you. The singer is setting the singles chart ablaze with “The Man,” which is heating up to be the first big hit of 2014. Meanwhile, the Frozen soundtrack is No. 1 again on the albums chart in what proved an icy week for sales. Those stories and more in this week’s SoundScanner – won’t you join us?
While we like celebrating the biggest comebacks, our favorite songs and albums and all the insanely awesome GIFs, sometimes things are just a flop. This year was filled with a number failures, whether it was albums (sorry, Lady Gaga and Justin Timberlake), music videos (all Kanye) or reunions (98 Degrees had nothing on the competition). Unfortunately for these artists, things didn’t work out. Here are the biggest flops of 2013:
Part of the allure of being a rock star is knowing that you get to live the lifestyle. You get the cars, the houses, the freedom from crippling debt… The thing is some of our favorite famous musicians already had all that before they made it big (and we’re guessing some of them might not want us to know they’re not from the trailer next door).
Do you love Michael Jackson, but wish he sounded more like metal? What surprise hit song just became Lana Del Rey‘s best selling single? Did Kings of Leon play the hits at the Global Citizen Festival?
Some musicians burst onto the scene with their artistic vision fully formed. But many other take some time to discover their true style, leaving a pile of weirdly uncharacteristic recordings in their wake. You know those awkward middle school photos you with bleached tips and Oakley glasses trying to look like a skater dude? Same kind of deal. Many of the primitive musical projects from these future-famous artists are straight-up bizarre, while others are so good that we wished they went that direction full time! They may not all be catchy, but they’re definitely all super interesting. Read on to see 10 of the most unexpected musical past lives of rock stars!