Plus, Selena Gomez doesn’t know if she’d date Justin Bieber again and Rita Ora performed “Body On Me” on GMA.
■ Katharine McPee took a page out of Miley Cyrus’ book and released her entire LP for free on Soundcloud.
“Making this album was definitely a journey into exploring more of the artistic artist side of myself,” McPhee tells Billboard. “I have made records in the past but I’ve always felt that I really didn’t get the full experience of making an artist record. I often times felt rushed for time or uninspired. The making of this album spans through several of the last few years of my life. I have gone through many personal ups and downs and also have been fortunate enough to have gone from one television show to another television show both uniquely different in style. All of these experiences have allowed me to make a record that is so personal to me and have allowed me to stretch myself in a very creative way.”
“Working with Isabella Summers [of Florence + the Machine] and Kelly Sheehan in the studio every day was such a treat for me and ultimately where I felt I really found my stride. I was under the guidance of Teresa Whites who A&Red and executive produced. She definitely allowed me to make lots of different kind of music and that is where I ended up finding a ‘sound.’ I had to try out lots of different rooms with different writers with different styles to ultimately figure out what I wanted it to sound like. And even now to this day if you asked what is the style, I don’t really know. I love pop music. I love to sing. I wanted to make a record that was going to allow me to do all of those things in a record and also give me great satisfaction singing the songs live. What makes me so excited is all of the possibilities of live shows… I get to continue my creative journey with the record now on stage. That’s ultimately my goal; being able to sing live and perform and entertain.”
■ Despite Christina Milian and Lil Wayne breaking up, the two will remain business partners on label Young Money. Here’s their collaboration together titled “Do It” from Milian’s forthcoming EP.
■ Ellie Goulding announced her new album is named “Delirium.”
■ ROZES released her new single “In & Out.”
■ Rita Ora performed “Body On Me” on Good Morning America Wednesday morning:
■ OMI is hoping to strike gold again after seeing mainstream success with his first single “Cheerleader.” Here’s the music video for his latest titled “Hula Hoop.”
■ Halsey covered Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean,” The Weeknd’s “Often” and her own song “Young God.”
■ Taylor Swift gave her seal of approval for Hey Violet’s high energy cover of Blank Space:
■ Gwen Stefani says she has over a dozen songs ready for her third album:
■ And finally, a reporter asked Selena Gomez if her latest single, “Same Old Love,” is about her ex Justin Bieber. She responds saying it “is not necessarily about a specific relationship,” adding, “sometimes you’re stuck in the same cycle. This is kind of my ‘forget it’ song. I’m sick of all of it.”
But… is it about the Biebs?
“Genuinely, I’ll forever support him and love him in a way that…. We grew up together. I think people want it to be different.”
What she means by “different” is people create more drama than there is.
“We’re too young for that,” she explains. “Nobody was married. There was no…. I respect him. And I think he respects me, in a healthy manner.”
When asked whether she’d ever get back together with Bieber, she responded: “I don’t know!”
Gomez also admits she’s open to finding love, but isn’t searching. “Finding somebody is not my main focus. I’ve dated people. I’ve been on a few dates, which is really exciting. But I’ve never wanted to get into anything serious, because I kind of did that. I have my guard up. I like to meet people in organic settings. Hanging out with a group of people and meeting through mutual people.”