Fleur East working on “uptempo” album with Wayne Hector

Fleur East is working on an “uptempo” album with Wayne Hector.

The X Factor runner-up spoke to Digital Spy about working with the songwriter on her “urban-inspired” debut record.

“I’ve already started writing and recording so I’ve been in with Wayne Hector, I’ve been in with Jack Splash and then straight after the X Factor tour I’m going to be recording with TMS and Invisible Men,” said East.

“I want it to be urban-inspired but I want to salute the old school as well so I want it to be really uptempo, uplifting.”

Hector has worked with artists including One Direction, Britney Spears, Girls Aloud and Paloma Faith.

The singer also said she has spoken to Mark Ronson, who admitted he owed her a drink for her role in catalysing the success of ‘Uptown Funk’.

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Stream: Purity Ring’s new album Another Eternity

Purity Ring will release its new album Another Eternity on March 3rd via 4AD Records. In anticipation, the LP is streaming in its entirety via NPR.org.

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Did Bobby Shmurda Scheme His Way Into Protective Custody? Find Out Our Theory Here

Bobby Shmurda may be in jail but he was allowed phone privileges Thursday (Feb. 26) when he called Hot 97 to speak with Ebro in the Morning with Laura Stylez and Rosenberg to set the record straight on his current legal situation.

The Brooklyn native sounded jovial and in good spirits despite sitting in jail since December, addressing Ebro as “Big E” and giving his patented “ah ah ah” ad lib.

Ebro made sure to state that Hot 97 went through the proper channels to make sure that the phone call would not get Shmurda into any other trouble before the conversation began. “That’s why they have me around ’cause when you have a Jew here he’s knows all the different rules to make sure you don’t get in trouble,” Rosenberg joked. Bobby acknowledges that he knows the authorities are watching his every move while he is currently in the Manhattan Detention Center — known as “The Tombs” to many New Yorkers.

Shmurda confirmed he is currently in protective custody following an altercation involving himself, fellow GS9 rapper Rowdy Rebel and another inmate. “At first me and Rowdy we had stuck it out… we was in intake before they take you up. They had us sleeping in there for like two days and I was like, ‘Nah, nah, my back starting to hurt. We going upstairs,” Shmurda stated.

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Brit Awards 2015: Royal Blood’s Ben Thatcher sports PJ paintball shirt

Royal Blood member Ben Thatcher attended last night’s (February 25) Brit Awards wearing a shirt that paid homage to hosts Ant and Dec’s time on CBBC series Byker Grove.

The shirt showed Anthony McPartlin’s character, PJ, being on the wrong end of a paintball gun as his face is left covered by yellow paint.


Paloma Faith dedicates Brit Awards win to ‘underdogs and grafters’

Paloma Faith was named Best British Female Solo Artist at last night’s (February 25) Brit Awards.

The singer had been nominated for the award twice before, once in 2011 and again in 2013.

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“It’s been a long time coming,” Faith said in her acceptance speech. “It’s taken me 14 years to stand up here and accept this award and it means so much to me.

“I make so many mistakes and I’m a bumbling wreck but I’m just so grateful, and I may never be up here again which is why I want to dedicate this to all the underdogs and all the grafters.”

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Former Pearl Jam drummer Dave Abbruzzese wanted by Texas police

Former Pearl Jam drummer Dave Abbruzzese is wanted by Denton, Texas police on a pair of drug charges. A warrant for his arrest was first issued in September, and there’s a $ 1,000 reward for any information leading to his apprehension.

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Big Sean Talks ‘Dark Sky Paradise’ Album, Marrying Ariana Grande & Being the Most Underrated Rapper With Larry King [VIDEO]

Big Sean is enjoying what has been a solid start to 2015, making noise with his star-studded single, “Blessings,” which features fellow men of the moment Drake and Kanye West. After experiencing the sophomore jinx with his 2013 effort, Hall of Fame, things have been looking up for the G.O.O.D. Music artist as of late.

Fresh off the release of his third major label LP, Dark Sky Paradise, he looks to be coming into his own as one of this generation’s most promising rap stars. The Detroit native visited the legendary Larry King to chop it about his new album, how success has changed him, his thoughts on Kanye West’s outrageous actions and his hit “IDFWU.”

Larry also puts Sean in the hot seat by asking him if there’s a wedding in the future for him and Ariana Grande. Plus he gets a few details on their upcoming collaborative song, “Research.” The Detroit MC also makes a bold proclamation that he’s the most underrated rapper in the game among other things in this insightful interview.

Watch Big Sean’s captivating sit-down with Larry King above.

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