Quick Hits: 50 Cent, BRIT Awards, Outkast, Fuel, Motörhead
February 20, 2014


50 Cent
After 12 years with Shady/Aftermath/Interscope Records, 50 Cent has signed a worldwide distribution and services deal with Caroline/Capitol/UMG. His first album under the new agreement will be Animal Ambition, scheduled for release on June 3. Album pre-orders will begin on March 18 and fans will immediately receive two instant gratification tracks and the corresponding videos will premiere online. An additional song and video will launch each week leading up to the album’s release. 50 Cent commented, "I have had great success to date with Shady/Aftermath/Interscope and I'd like to thank Eminem and Dr. Dre for giving me an incredible opportunity. I've learned so much from them through the years. I am excited to enter this new era where I can carry out my creative vision."

The 2014 BRIT Awards were held on Wednesday night in London, where Arctic Monkeys took home the coveted prizes for Best British Group and British Album of the Year for AM. One Direction also earned two trophies, including the Global Success Award and the fan-voted Best British Video award for "Best Song Ever." David Bowie was named Best British Male Solo Artist, and Ellie Goulding earned Best British Female Solo Artist. Lorde was dubbed the Best International Female while Bruno Mars was named Best International Male.

Fans hoping that Outkast's 40 festival appearances this summer will lead to a new album probably shouldn't hold their collective breath. Rapper Big Boi told Revolt TV: "We're just doing the tour only. Just for the fans. That's all it is, a tour. I got a solo record I'm working on, but this is the Outkast 20th-year anniversary — just a way for us to celebrate with our fans, but no album in the works."

With singer Brett Scallions back in the lineup of Fuel, the band is ready to offer its first new release in seven years, Puppet Strings, on March 4. "I think getting away from Fuel for awhile was really good for me and my songwriting," Scallions told Billboard.com. "I told those guys, 'Hey, if you think you can do this without me, I give you my blessing.' I'm not going to wish ill will on anybody. Unfortunately for them it's not easy for any band to go out and succeed without the original singer. So now I feel like it's my turn to have the freedom of going out and making a record and calling it Fuel and being able to control the destiny of what we do." Scallions also said some of the songs "are a departure of what Fuel has been thought of as being. There's more blues-based songs on here than in the past. There's a little bit of punk rock and stuff in there as well." The band will hit the road this spring, starting on March 4 in Los Angeles.

Motörhead is launching its very own rock cruise in the fall, aptly titled MotörBoat. The exact dates and band roster are still to be announced, but the event's Facebook page does say that the cruise will visit Miami, Key West and Cozumel. A short message posted online simply reads: "Introducing Motörhead's MotörBoat - Launching Fall 2014! Stay tuned for cruise dates, artist lineup and other details!"




 
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