Pop & Hiss

Pop & Hiss The L.A. Times music blog
Psy just released a new album to go along with that 'Daddy' video

Psy is back.

A day after unleashing the deeply wacky music video for his song "Daddy," the Korean pop star released a new album Tuesday, his first since 2012's "Psy 6 (Six Rules), Part 1," which spun off the global smash "Gangnam Style."

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Forget coaching, Kobe Bryant: The rap game needs you
If you bought an album last week, it was probably Adele's '25'

Nearly half the albums sold last week in the United States were by Adele.

That's an especially dramatic way of looking at the success of the British singer's "25," which sold 3.38 million copies in its first seven days of availability, according to Nielsen Music -- an enormous number that few in the struggling record industry likely thought possible in today's environment.

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Sinead O'Connor posts pained note to Facebook page

Singer-songwriter Sinead O'Connor claimed Sunday that "a horrific set of betrayals" by her family led her to take an overdose of pills.

Irish news outlet BreakingNews.ie reported that law enforcement officials said that O'Connor is "safe and sound" and receiving medical assistance.

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Hate holiday music? A strategy for surviving a month of incidental-music torture
Erykah Badu talks 'But You Cain't Use My Phone' from inside a party bus

It’s well past dusk on a recent evening and Erykah Badu is stretched out on plush leather seats inside a sleek party bus equipped with blacked-out windows and a ceiling with green, white and yellow lights mimicking a constellation of stars.

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