Plus, Kesha has a few words for body-shamers, Shakira is writing new music, Olly Murs is writing with Diane Warren and more.
■ Fergie is putting the finishing touches on her upcoming album Double Dutchess. After a lengthy leave of absence from music (minus “L.A. Love (La La),” but we’re pretending that never happened), Fergie is getting ready to drop her new record out in the spring. Ahead of its debut, she’ll put forth several music videos, including one filmed in Paris by the legendary Bianco who also shot the cover for the album along with press materials to coincide with the launch (Bianco photographed Madonna’s covers for “Confessions on a Dance Floor,” “MDNA” and “Rebel Heart”), and a second video filmed in London.
The new album could see collaborations from Nicki Minaj (produced by Dr. Luke), Jean Baptiste, DJ Mustard, Rock City & Charlie Puth, and fans will get the chance to hear the new music when she embarks on a tour later this year, which includes a show at Japan Summer Sonic festival. See the Gram below:
About last night. In the studio putting the live finishing touches on #DoubleDutchess with two of my favorite people in the world @fergie @terracemartin and his incredible crew of musicians bringing that Compton/ South Central Swag to Hacienda Heights favorite daughter!!! #buddahbrown #waitforit #newmusic #kendricklamarband #iammusic
■ Kesha says she is “not a slave to perfection right now.”
■ Shakira is creating new tunes.
■ Adele had a few wise words about breast feeding during a recent 25 concert. “All those people who put pressure on us, you can go **** yourselves,” she said. “Because it’s hard. Some of us can’t do it.” She also commented on Mariah Carey. “She is so biblical, that lady. It’s a joke. I absolutely adore her. I love her. I think she should be in the bible.”
■ Olly Murs is collaborating with Diane Warren:
— Diane Warren (@Diane_Warren) March 28, 2016