M.I.A. has unveiled the album artwork for her upcoming fourth studio album, Matangi.
The album was originally supposed to be released December 2012, but was pushed back. “Bad Girls,” the album’s first official single, was released January 31, 2012.
After M.I. A. allegedly threatened to leak the album, Interscope announced that Matangi will be available on iTunes and in stores on Nov. 5.
3. Only 1 U
5. Come Walk With Me
8. Bad Girls
9. Boom Skit
10. Double Bubble Trouble
12. Bring The Noize
Last week, various blogs reported that Ciara had been dropped from her record label. But now we are learning that Ciara is still signed, but she wishes that her label would drop her. Ciara took to her Facebook page and posted a heartfelt letter to her fans. I the letter Ciara expresses her frustration with her label. View the letter in its entirety below.
To my fans:
This week the net has been a buzz of the rumor that I have been dropped from my label. At this point that rumor is false..It is true that I have asked and I pray that my label will release me. I have had some great times and success with my label, but sometimes like all great things, it’s at that point where I feel we don’t share the same views on who I am as an artist.
The past two albums have been very frustrating for me. At times there were songs I chose to lead a project and I was ignored! This project, I even tried to get “Gimmie Dat” started I spent tens of thousands of my own money only to hear the radio PDs tell me my label didn’t want the song played. I even spent more than one hundred thousand dollars out of my pocket on the video to bring my vision to it and still no label support. I do understand that some labels are not financially supporting their artists and I have become one of them.
You, my fans, know that I strive to do my best to deliver to my you the best songs and creative vision I possibly can. I’m dedicated to my music, performance and to my fans! I’ve tried to be a team player with the label only to have compromised what I truly believed and was not given the right opportunity to promote and inform my fans of the release of this album. I have so much of me as an artist I still want to give to the world and my fans. A release would allow me to go be creative with people who care and understand me as an artist. In a short time, I will be able to bring to you a new music energy and a visual excitement! Thank you so much for standing by me through the good, bad, and the confusion. I love you all.
It seems as though Soulja Boy‘s reign of success may be over. The rapper’s fourth overall studio album, The DeAndre Way, delivered extremely poor album sales in its first week.
The DeAndre Way debuted on the Billboard Hot 200 chart at No. 79 with 13,000 copies sold. That may seem like a lot of copies, but it definitely isn’t for someone who has sold millions in the past. For year people have said that Soulja Boy was overrated, maybe the rest of the population finally caught on.
Well it looks like Ciara can’t catch a break. The “Ride” singer’s upcoming album has once again been pushed back until a later date. Amazon.com has the release date for Basic Instinct listed for December 14, 2010. Looks like Ciara’s record label is treating this album like a boomerang.
According to Toya’s World, singer Keri Hilson, who now has a blonde hairdo, eluded to her upcoming album, No Boys Allowed, being released at the beginning of 2011.
Source: Toya’s World