This week in Pop music: Beyoncé at VMAs, new Charli XCX, Taylor Swift and Shakira’s ‘Loca’

By Aubrie Reichardt,

This week in Pop music: Beyoncé says she will talk divorce rumors at VMAs, Charli XCX has a new album and single, Taylor Swift releases the video for her new single, and Shakira’s song “Loca” was copied from a 1998 song by a Dominican singer.

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The Video Music Awards come on MTV tonight and Beyoncé fans will finally get to know the truth about her and husband Jay-Z. The couple has been getting a lot of buzz lately due to a possible divorce. However, Beyoncé is about to addresses those rumors live on stage at the VMAs as we previously reported. Beyoncé has announced news about her personal life on the VMA stage before, so this is nothing out of the ordinary for her. In 2011, she revealed her pregnancy after her VMA performance.

It seems like this week is the week for new singles and new album announcements. Both Charli XCX and Taylor Swift released singles and dropped new album news. Charli XCX became popular over the summer with her hit song “Boom Clap” and singing “Fancy” with Iggy Azalea. Swift can be seen tonight on the VMAs.

Charli XCX’s new single is called “Break the Rules” and her new album Sucker will be available later this year as we previously reported. For Swift, her music video for her new single called “Shake it off” was streamed live on Monday. Swift’s new album will be called 1989 as we previously reported.

It has been officially announced that Shakira’s song “Loca” was ripped off Ramon Arias Vasquez’s “Loca con su Tiguere.” It was Mayimba Music (music publisher with rights to Vasquez’s song) that sued Sony ATV (Shakira’s record company) over the copyrighted song and not Vasquez suing Shakira as we previously reported. According to Billboard, the lawsuit focused on the Spanish version of Shakira’s song and not so much the English version.



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