Miley Cyrus could feature on the upcoming album from Chic.
Founding member and songwriter Nile Rodgers is currently finishing the band’s new record It’s About Time for release in June.
The project began after a box of ‘lost’ Chic demos were delivered to Rodgers’s house back in 2010, featuring unfinished tracks by the organisation’s original members, including the late Bernard Edwards.
Rodgers has been busy finishing the songs for the new album, and previously told Digital Spy that he hoped to get Diana Ross on one of the tracks.
Speaking to DS earlier today (March 5) about the album’s collaborations, Rodgers revealed: “Here’s how it looks like it’s working out, but it’s not locked in stone…
“I’m still going to do the song ‘Queen’ that I had written years ago for Diana Ross. I played it for her son Evan, who’s awesomely cool, who said, ‘Mum, you’ve got to do that song!’
“But then last week I played with Elton John and he was killing! I’ve played with Elton 20 times in my life, but it was the first time I played with him with Chic. It was ridiculous – he should be my other piano player! He was killing!
“So then he said, ‘I would love to work with you’, and I said, ‘Hey, I have a song written in a four part harmony, and if you sing the baritone part, I’ll sing the falsetto top and the bottom below you’. So Elton is probably now going to be on that song.
Rodgers continued: “I just finished a song with Janelle Monae and she was just killing every part I gave her. She just nailed it. What’s great about her is that it’s old school. There’s no Auto-Tune or anything like that, it was just singing and it’s right.
“I’ve also become really good friends with Miley Cyrus, who sings her ass off! All of this stuff just happened in the last few days, and I’m thinking, ‘Wait a minute, these people are amazing. Why am I going to fool around?’
“So I just called up Miley and was like, ‘Yo Miley do you want to do this?’ [And she’s like] ‘Yeah!'”
Rodgers added: “This is the story of my musical life. It’s all about convergence and these things coming together.”
Chic featuring Nile Rodgers will premiere their new single ‘I’ll Be There’ during the vernal equinox on March 20.
The band will launch the new music with a handful of headline shows in the UK, before playing a British Summer Time show in Hyde Park on June 21.
On any given day, you can pick up a tabloid at your local supermarket and read a pregnancy rumor about a female celebrity. Miley Cyrus has been the focus of some of those very rumors. However, Cyrus isn’t really the type to have her publicist issue a statement clarifying details of her personal life. She’s not going to sit down with 60 Minutes and give an in-depth interview about her plans to have a baby. Instead, she’s going to respond to the rumors artistically and with the signature silly tone we’ve come to expect of the singer.
On Wednesday, Cyrus posted an Instagram of herself getting a sonogram. The fake photo included her assistant Cheyne Thomas. “The rumors are true!” she captioned the photo. Cyrus made it quite clear that if she is pregnant, it’s with nothing but a food baby. Just like you on a Saturday night after a bar crawl, she’s the proud parent of a pepperoni pizza.
In the ongoing “Blurred Lines” trial, Pharrell Williams is now testifying that he was actually inspired by Miley Cyrus and Earl Sweatshirt, rather than Marvin Gaye. The Gaye family claims that the Robin Thicke song sounds too much like Marvin’s “Got To Give It Up,” but Pharrell told the court on Wednesday that he only modeled the song after “the feel” of the ’70s.
“I had Earl Sweatshirt in one room and Miley Cyrus in the other. I was doing a bunch of country-sounding music with Miley,” he said, according to The Hollywood Reporter, saying that bluegrass and “yodeling” were on his mind when we went to work on Thicke’s song. “It was like blending this country sound with this up-tempo groove.”
However, in previous media interviews, both Pharrell and Thicke said they fashioned the song after “Got To Give It Up.” Thicke has testified that he was drunk and high on Vicodin during the interviews. He also claims that, while he has songwriting credit for the track, he didn’t write it, and only took credit for the song because he didn’t want to accept that he didn’t come up with it himself. Pharrell corroborated this story. The song has made $16 million, according to figures presented in court. P has made $5.2 on the song, while Thicke has made $5.6 million.
Now that it’s on Pharrell, the super-producer is saying that he only tried to mimick the sound of an era: “I must’ve been channeling —” he paused — “that feeling, that late-’70s feeling. Sometimes when you look back on your past work, you see echoes of people. But that doesn’t mean that’s what you were doing.”
Despite what the Parents Television Council would have you believe, Miley Cyrus is still a Disney girl at heart.
The “Wrecking Ball” singer hit up Disneyland on Saturday (Feb. 28), where she ran into an old friend: Pluto the dog.
“Reuniting with Pluto,” Miley captioned the photo. “Long time no see.” That’s really sweet. Now, who’s going to break it to her that Pluto’s a cartoon character and the “dog” she’s hugging is actually some rando in a fursuit?
The 22-year-old singer didn’t hit up the park alone. Boyfriend Patrick Schwarzenegger and little sister Noah Cyrus were along for the ride, too — even when that ride got scary af.
Come this March, the 2015 YouTube Music Awards will honor artists in a whole new way.
For this year’s event, the YouTube Music Awards picked 50 winners based on views, subscribers and engagement over the last six months.
Ariana Grande, Beyonce, Meghan Trainor, Miley Cyrus, One Direction, OK Go, Rihanna, Charli XCX, Drake, Big Sean, Sia and Sam Smith are among the winners, according to a press release.
Unlike the inaugural 2013 show, which was live, the 2015 event will try out a new format. For the event, YouTube is working with nine artists (hopefully more soon), including some on the list as well as emerging artists, to create original music videos. They will debut all at once at 10 a.m. PT on March 23.
Charli XCX, Sheeran, Martin Garrix, Max Schneider, Migos, Megan Nicole, Cahoots, Nicky Jam and Shamir will get the video treatment.
VICE has been enlisted to produce the event and A-list music video directors have been selected to helm the clips from both established chart-toppers and up-and-coming artists. Fans will also be able to get in on the fun. The press release notes that artists will take some fans behind-the-scenes and invite others to be a part of the videos.
Madonna has said she “loves” Miley Cyrus.
Filming The Jonathan Ross Show in London, the singer dismissed criticism voiced by veteran singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell that women in pop are sexually exploited.
“We live in a different time,” she told Ross. “Image is a big part of our work. We are exploring our sexuality.” In Mitchell’s era, she suggested, “I don’t think sexuality was something women were owning up to.”
“I love Miley [Cyrus], Gaga, all these guys,” she said.
When Ross pointed out that male pop stars weren’t quite so often seen stripped to their underwear, she replied, “Men aren’t as oppressed as women. Men have always objectified women. I was objectifying myself.”
Cyrus, a former child star, has been criticised for her overtly sexual behaviour and explicit music videos, such as the one that accompanied her single Wrecking Ball.
In an interview to be broadcast on ITV on March 14, Madonna appeared relaxed and healthy, having put her fall at the Brit Awards behind her. She laughed about flashing her posterior at photographers on the red carpet, blaming “that naughty devilish voice in my head that I sometimes listen to.”
Miley Cyrus is wishing her big bro Trace Cyrus a happy 26th birthday!
The “We Can’t Stop” singer took to Instagram earlier to post a cute Photoshopped pic of her and Trace with birthday decorations. “Happy birthday to the most baddddd a$$$ brothaaaa any chick could eva ask for @tracecyrus,” she captioned the sweet shot.
But Miley isn’t the only family member sending out b-day wishes to Trace. Miley’s little sister Noah Cyrus posted a flashback pic of her and him hugging with a long message.
“Here’s a big throw back. Happy birthday big brother. I love you so much,” Noah wrote. “Remember that day in the picture? U and Mason were goingg on tour and i couldnt stop crying because i didnt want you to go. Ive never wanted you to go anywhere. You mean the world to me. Im so proud of u for so many different reasons .. One of them is how dedicated u r youve been working so hard with your music since 17 and all of your dreams r now coming true. I Hope your birthday is amazing. I love you so much tracey. Thank you for being one of the best big brothers i could ever ask for. Ps. Youre really old @tracecyrus.”
As for mama Tish Cyrus, she wrote, “Happy Birthday @tracecyrus I cannot believe how fast time is going by… I feel like I blinked and you went from a little baseball player with a mullet to a grown man that Im so proud of. I love u so so much and pray that u have an incredible year!”