First Dibs: When Is Katy Perry Releasing Her Next Album?

Nicki Minaj clues us in about DJ Khaled’s marriage proposal, Nile Rodgers gets a clean bill of health, and duets from two music legends will be available to fans later this year.

  • A gold truck hit the streets of Los Angeles yesterday, with huge letters telling the world that Katy Perry’s upcoming LP will be released October 22. We’re hoping that Prism ends up as the finalized name of the album, mostly because it just sounds cool. [Perez Hilton]
  • It looks like we won’t see DJ Khaled and Nicki Minaj bound by matrimony. Nicki chuckled about the video proposal from the hit producer, saying it was more about promoting their new track that also features Future and Rick Ross. Well played. [MTV]
  • Having battled prostate cancer for the past two years, it appears that producer Nile Rodgers is free of the disease. It makes his recent success with Daft Punk even more awesome. [BBC]
  • We’re geeked that Michael Jackson and Queen’s Freddie Mercury actually once¬† recorded together. The late stars’ output will hit fans sometime this year, and we’re counting the days until we can get our hands on those tracks. [Rolling Stone]

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