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Fri, Nov 16, 2012, 00:00

Forget the drama, Nikki's got class, says AILBHE MALONE

TRACK OF THE WEEK:Fuck Marry Kill, Nikki Williams.

We don’t know much about Nikki Williams. Here’s what we’ve got. She’s 23, South African and signed to Def Jam. She used to be married to Nicolas Cage’s weirdy son (Weston Coppola Cage, if you want to Google Image Search It). This Sia co-write continues in the same vein as the also Sia-penned-but-sung-by-Rihanna, Diamonds, except in a more destructive vein. Never mind the del-Rey style drama, this is a classy track. Press repeat immediately.

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Miley’s back in the studio! “I want people to hear what I want to say and get my record out, so when there is a time that I can take some time off, I’ll feel like I accomplished my stuff. Then I can take a break and just enjoy being married for a little while,” she explained. Even more excitingly, she confirmed that she’d been working with Pharrell Williams, and that her new material will have a hip-hop slant. “A lot of the beats are produced hip-hop beats, but the vocal is very raw and my voice is kind of on top of all the tracks, which is what I wanted.” Who Owns My Heart: The Remix? We can’t wait.

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It’s been a long time since Girls Aloud have performed on stage together, and they’re feeling the pressure, ahead of their 2013 tour, Kimberly told BBC Breakfast. “It feels good to have music out there again. It’s nervewracking, because you’re always worrying about how it’s gonna be perceived and if people are gonna like it. We’re excited about other songs we’ve got as well. We have to wait patiently for people to hear those. We know what we’ve got but we just hope other people like it as well.” Not that Cheryl’s worried. She countered, “we quite like the challenge, we know we’ve got to make it bigger. We’ve always gone in there full force. There doesn’t feel like there’s any expectations. It just feels like it’s gonna be fun.”