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Billboard Bits: Britney's Next Single, The Killers & Grizzly Bear Working On New Music
Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip.
Britney Spears' Next Single Reportedly Announced
According to fan site BreathetheHeavy.com, Britney Spears' third "Femme Fatale" single will reportedly be the funky track "I Wanna Go." A post on the site read: "BreatheHeavy.com can officially announce Britney's third music video off Femme Fatale is 'I Wanna Go.' The [video] shoot will take place May 25-26 in Los Angeles." No official reports from Britney's camp have been released. (BreathetheHeavy.com)
Beyonce To Debut 'Run the World (Girls)' Video Friday
After releasing a third teaser for her "Run the World (Girls)" music video today (May 11), Beyonce will finally debut the clip on Friday. The video, for her first single off her forthcoming album "4," will hit Vevo at 8 a.m. EST on May 13.
Grizzly Bear To Begin Recording New Album This Month
Indie rockers Grizzly Bear, who made a big splash with their 2009 album "Veckatimest," took to their Facebook page on Monday (March 9) to announce that they'll begin recording the follow-up to "Veckatimest" this month. "Towards the end of this month we head to Texas and continue writing new songs and begin recording new album!" the Brooklyn band wrote. (Facebook.com/GrizzlyBear)
The Killers To Hit the Studio Next Week
In a recent interview with London radio station Xfm, The Killers drummer Ronnie Vannucci revealed that the rockers will reconvene after a nearly year-long hiatus next week. "Tuesday [May 17], I think we start doing some writing," Vannucci said. "We all have stuff… piles of songs we want to show each other. We want to get back in the studio and start writing." The band is set to begin writing and recording its follow-up to 2008's "Day & Age." (Xfm via Spin)
Chris Brown and Justin Bieber Making 'Next 2 You' Video
Chris Brown and Justin Bieber will mark their recent collaboration with a music video for their duet "Next 2 You," which hails from Brown's "F.A.M.E." "#Next2You w/ @justinbieber and @chrisbrown - video treatment is crazy...yeah it's coming!!" tweeted Bieber manager, Scooter Braun, on Tuesday (May 10). (@scooterbraun)
Shania Twain Series Debuts Strong on Oprah's OWN
Sunday's series debut of "Why Not? With Shania Twain" drew 839,000 total viewers at 11 p.m. following the season finale of "The Judds." "Why Not?" was OWN's highest-rated series launch since the network's premiere weekend in January. The program moves to its regular 10 p.m. time slot on Sunday. (Read the full story at Billboard.biz)
(Reporting by the Hollywood Reporter and Jillian Mapes)