Quick Hits: Shakira, Ed Sheeran, Wiz Khalifa, Afghan Whigs, Barbra Streisand / Beyoncé / Lady Gaga / Babyface
January 27, 2014


Shakira
Shakira has teamed with Target to release an exclusive deluxe edition of her new, self-titled album, due out March 25. A TV spot for the special set premiered during the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, and fans can now preorder the album only at Target and Target.com. The Target edition of Shakira will offer three bonus tracks that the artist penned specifically for the retailer. She recently wrote in a Facebook post that her new album is "A little bit of rock, a little bit of folk, a little reggae and naturally some dance -- but as always, and above all, a lot of heart."

While walking the Grammy red carpet, Ed Sheeran told Billboard that his sophomore album will be "coming out in the next few months," and he added that he worked with three different producers for the new set. "I did some with Rick Rubin. I did some with Jake (Gosling), who I did the first album with. And I did some with Pharrell," Sheeran stated.

Wiz Khalifa and his Taylor Gang crew have plenty of music in store for 2014. The rapper said he plans to drop a new solo LP very soon, as well as a yet-to-be-titled TG compilation. "We doing big," Wiz told MTV News correspondent Sway Calloway on the Grammy red carpet Sunday night. "Juicy J's performing tonight with Katy Perry, that's gonna be crazy. Ty gonna have a really big year. I'm dropping an album this year, and we dropping the Taylor Gang compilation this year as well, should be sick." Wiz has recorded songs with Adele, Miley Cyrus and Juicy J for his fifth studio album, and a new single is due in two weeks.

On April 15, the Afghan Whigs are set to release their first album in 16 years. Entitled Do to the Beast, the album will come out via Sub Pop Records, the label that was home to the band in the early 1990s. The group already is set to play this year's Coachella festival in April.

Barbra Streisand is working on a duets album that may feature guests including Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and John Mayer. The collaborators are unconfirmed, but producer Walter Afanasieff posted a photo of him, Babyface and Streisand on his official website with the caption: "Co producing with Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds the new Barbra Streisand duets album. Which will feature singers and musicians like Lionel Richie, Babyface, Blake Shelton, Stevie Wonder, Josh Groban, Michael Bublè, Lady Gaga, Bette Midler, Andrea Bocelli, Beyoncé, Billy Joel, John Mayer and many others." The post has since been deleted and Afanasieff replaced it with another message that reads: "My apologies for releasing information and photos of a project that is in the making and has not been finalized. I will keep you posted on the progress of this extraordinary Duets album when the time is right."




 
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