Mixtape Music News

1.Rihanna just had an exclusive listening party (or something like that.) for her new album…

After what has felt like years of anticipation (wait, it has.), Rihanna finally announced the title of her eighth studio album-and it’s definitely not called R8 like we’ve been teased with. No, her long-awaited new set will be called Anti, and will be served to us sometime during the busy holiday shopping season. 

Last night while also dropping the album’s cover art, the diva hosted an invitation-only event in Los Angeles, and The Guardian just happened to be there to get the whole experience. In the must read piece, Rihanna5 Things We Learned From Her Invite-Only Album Event, the publication went on to say that the new album will have a more artistic feel, and that the exclusive event had really nothing to do with RiRi’s long-awaited new material, saying, “this felt like an event almost separate from the album itself, a campaign with no real focus being spun into some sort of anti-establishment art project.”

However they did still mention that Rihanna still has that ultimate pop star presence, and that “there’s still something electric about Rihanna’s couldn’t-give-a-shit attitude.” 

2.Just how is that Spotify Discover Weekly playlist doing? 

Are you discovering Spotify’s Monday morning Discover Weekly playlists?  Actually, you are.

Earlier this morning, the streaming service announced that 1 billion songs have so far been streamed from the automated playlists, which are tailored to each listeners’ music vibes and served up every Monday morning with your coffee and Red Bull. 

In fact, those billion tracks(that’s all?) add up to about $7 million in royalties, and Spotify also said 71 percent of Discover Weekly listeners saved at least one track to their own playlists and 60 percent of DW users go on to stream at leave five of the tracks.

“A billion thank yous to all of the music fans who listen, discover and share music and artists every day through Discover Weekly — the entire Spotify team behind DW is overwhelmed with this amazing response!” the company noted on its official website.


3.Beyonce’s father is teaching a class on how not to be the Michelle…

By now we all know who Mathew Knowles is-he’s the man who blessed us with Destiny’s Child…and Beyoncé..

Now, Knowles–who still directs the business likings of Destiny’s Child–is offering a one-day workshop called “The Entertainment Industry: How Do I Get In?” on Oct. 24 at Hobby Center, Houston’s (where the girls of DC and Beyoncé are from.) performing arts complex. 

Aiming towards helping guiding all “aspiring singers, dancers, composers, writers, producers, managers, publicists, attorneys, business managers and all other entertainment industry hopefuls” in the right direction, Knowles second taught seminar on the subject should another one that no one will ever forget. 


4.Taylor swifts owns the cover of November’s GQ…..

Sporting a skin-tight nude dress with on point “walk of shame” hair, Taylor Swift is owning next month’s cover of iconic men’s lifestyle magazine, GQ.

The cover story, titled “Taylor Swift Owns the World,” was written by famed critic and novelist Chuck Klosterman, and will hit newsstands next week.



5.Ryan Murphy spills all kinds of AHS Hotel tea with EW…..

After last night’s “spooky-wooky” (you just have to.) premiere of the much-hyped AHS Hotel, there’s no need to argue that Ryan Murphy’s award-winning anthology series is back. Titled, “Checkin’ In,” the premiere episode was Paulson-atingly packed with sex, drugs, Gaga and “Liz Taylor,” last night’s episode will certainly have us coming back for more next week.

The debut episode also welcomed us into the Hotel Cortez, a building that hosts vampires, fucked up ghosts, horny bloodsuckers, things that live in mattresses, (and room 33, apparently) incredible modern art, and one demon armed with that sex toy. 

EW spilled all kind of AHS Hotel tea with co-creator Ryan Murphy, and the horror mastermind dished on it all, including whether or not Mother Monster will respond to his offer to return for another go around. 

Break an AHS tea mug right here. 




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