With a pregnant Kate Middleton ready to pop at any second, now is a good time for Kate Boy to be out: Anybody trawling the web for the sex of the royal heir with a simple "kate boy" Google search will be treated to a handful of results linking to the buzzed-about Swedish synth-pop group. It's a perfect case of accidental cross-promotion.
Considering the amount of shit that she talks, it's incredibly fitting that the artwork for Azealia Banks' new single "Yung Rapunxel" depicts the rapstress with three screaming mouths attached to her head. The 21-year-old is the 2013 version of Spencer Pratt: a professional famewhore of the highest-order who will sink to the lowest of lows for publicity, and then happily revel in the chaos of their own destruction. And just like Pratt, there's a bit of a self-knowing, sly wink to Banks' bad behavior -- without it, her trouble-making would be unbearable.
Justin Timberlake's long-awaited comeback track, "Suit & Tie", isn't an instant swooner like "Like I Love You", nor is it the musical right hook that "Sexyback" was. But it's still shocking in its own way, namely for not being what anyone expected the first new Justin Timberlake single in six years to sound like.
Unapologetic is arguably Rihanna's most personal album next to 2009's Rated R, and that's not exactly a good thing. When the 24-year-old's not singing about how much money she has, how much partying she does, or how much sex she gets, she's singing about her relationship with Chris Brown -- a tumultuous affair that could easily be avoided by a woman with more maturity, or simply one that doesn't utterly revel in mindless chaos and drama like RiRi does.