It's a gamble that many female pop stars and hip-hop producers have taken before Miley and Mike WiLL. Here are some of the more notable examples in recent pop history, and the varying degrees of musical and commercial success reached by each.
Ne-Yo updates Billboard on the progress of Beyonce's forthcoming album. "They're still trying to figure out what they want that to be, which I'm not mad at. Beyonce's the kind of artist where you're not gonna see it till it's right. And her fans -- they love her so they'll be patient."
After Cher premiered her new single "Woman's World" on "The Voice" Tuesday, she took some time to discuss the evolution of the music on her album "Closer to the Truth," which Warner Bros. will release on Sept. 24.