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Katy PerryKaty Perry's Prism is strongly influenced by Sweden.

The "Unconditional" singer started work on her fourth studio album in her home town of Santa Barbara but Swedish producer, Klas Ahlund says working with her in his home country helped bring a different feel to the record.

"We did most of our stuff actually in Stockholm and I totally think that affected how it came out. When you move around the planet, the vibe of the place you're making the music in definitely makes an imprint on whatever you're writing," Ahlund said.

According to Ahlund, it was the stark difference between American and Swedish folk music that impacted on Katy's work - and he believes the "melancholy and lonely" tones of traditional Swedish melodies combined with Katy's bubbly persona were the lightening force behind the new album; inspiring songs such as "Roar."

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Lady GagaLady Gaga is being sued over her 2009 song "Teeth."

Music producer and singer Teddy Riley - who was a member of 1990s hip-hop group Blackstreet - has filed a lawsuit against the 27-year-old pop star, claiming he hasn't received any of the payments he is owed after the song was included on her smash hit The Fame Monster EP. Teddy, 46, says he was promised 25 per cent of the writing fees for the song but hasn't been paid at all, and he is now seeking $500,000 as well as punitive damages, reports TMZ.

Gaga's Fame Monster EP, which was released after her debut album The Fame and before her second album Born This Way, is credited with establishing her as one of the most popular music artists today and it also features hit songs such as "Telephone," "Bad Romance" and "Alejandro."

In January, Teddy hit the headlines after he sued his own daughter, aspiring songwriter Taja Riley, after she allegedly claimed she co-wrote "Teeth." Taja landed a music publishing deal as a result of her supposed involvement, however, Teddy insists his daughter's claims about her "participation in the creation of the composition, authorship, and ownership [of 'Teeth'] are all false and untrue."

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AdeleAdele has recorded a "filthy" rap song.

The "Someone Like You" singer is set to shock fans if she releases the track - a world away from her heart-wrenching ballads - which is full of expletives. "I know Adele really well and she was with me and [producer] Labrinth in the studio when we recorded 'Earthquake.' She also has this rap she recorded. It's really filthy," said rapper Tinie Tempah.

Tinie, 24, says the track was "an experiment" and he isn't sure if it will ever be released, especially as Adele has joked she'll start legal proceedings if he leaks it. Speaking in an interview on TV show Alan Carr: Chatty Man', he added, "She said if we ever play it to anyone she will sue us."

Adele, 25, took some time out after the global success of her second album 21 - having her first son, Angelo, with partner Simon Konecki in October 2012 - but she has recently been in the studio with songwriter Ryan Tedder, who claims her new material is sounding great. Ryan - who wrote "Rumor Has It" and Turning Tables with the star - said, "Adele sounds even better than before. I love where she's at, she's still my favorite artist in the world. I would press pause on my entire life if it meant I could go into the studio for a month straight with her."

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Paul McCartney and Thom Yorke

Paul McCartney is being advised by his daughter to collaborate with Thom Yorke. The Beatles legend has been urged by Stella to work with the Radiohead frontman but he admits, despite being keen, he is afraid the 44-year-old singer will turn down his offer because his schedule is too hectic to fit him in.

"My daughter Stella is very keen. She's got a project, she keeps saying to me, 'Ring Thom and just go into the studio and just see what you come out with.' I'm a bit sort of paranoid to just ring him up. 'Hey Thom, it's Paul here. What do you fancy, what are you doing? Do you fancy writing something?' Just in case he says, 'Er, actually I'm busy.'"

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Celine Dion Eminem

Celine Dion wants to record a track with Eminem. The "Think Twice" singer would love to collaborate with the rapper - famed for his controversial and often violent lyrics - to give her more "street cred."

When asked if she'd collaborate with Eminem by AccessHollywood.com, she replied, "I'd love to." The vocalist - famed for her ballads - also talked about getting the seal of approval from her son Rene-Charles, 12, after he found out she'd worked with Sia Furler - who has penned hits including "Titanium" with David Guetta and "Diamonds" for Rihanna - on her new album. "When I told [Rene] I was getting ready to do another album and that there's a new song called 'Loved Me Back to Life' and it was Sia who actually wrote it for me, he said, 'No way.' He couldn't believe it because I'm not cool, and I'm not Rihanna," she explained.

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Taylor Swift and Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez and Taylor Swift are to collaborate on a new track.

The 44-year-old singer and the "Everything Has Changed" hitmaker have reportedly locked down a plan to duet on Jennifer's upcoming eighth studio album - expected later this year - after they performed together during Taylor's final Red Tour show last month.

"Both of them are huge fans of each other and excited to work together!" a source said.

The blonde beauty recently shared behind-the-scenes footage from her gig at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, which shows Jennifer saying, "Thank you so much for allowing our family to come and be a part of your family. To create a beautiful moment, thank you, Taylor, for being so gracious and beautiful and loving me enough to have me be here tonight. I feel very blessed to be able to share the stage with you, and I just hope that everybody has the best show that they could ever have."

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Wiz Khalifa and Adele with Amber Rose

Wiz Khalifa says he collaborated with Adele on his forthcoming album Blacc Hollywood. The "Black and Yellow" rapper claims he has recorded tracks with Miley Cyrus and the "Someone Like You" hitmaker, who has been on hiatus since the birth of her son Angelo last October.

Speaking of the unlikely collaboration to Fuse.TV, Wiz explained, "I got a lot of guest appearances that I've already done, but none of them have been cleared for the album yet, I got songs with Miley [Cyrus], I got songs with Adele."

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Mel B and Geri HalliwellMel B is set to record a duet with her former Spice Girls bandmate Geri Halliwell.

The 38-year-old singer - who formed one fifth of the chart-topping girl band along with Geri, Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton and Mel C - is back in the recording studio to work on new music and is hoping her close pal will join her on a track.

"I'm definitely doing new music before the end of this year because I've just recorded three hot, hot singles. I'm having dinner with Geri so we will be talking about a collaboration," she said.

Mel enjoyed moderate solo success away from the 'Wannabe' hitmakers, including number one single "I Want You Back" featuring Missy Elliot, but she has largely focused on reality TV judging roles since the band's split in 2000, most recently working on the Australian version of The X Factor and America's Got Talent.

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Emeli Sande Katy Perry

Emeli Sande has written songs for Katy Perry's new album.

The "Clown" singer-songwriter hailed the "Roar" hit-maker as "awesome" after a recent trip to US where she hit the studio with the star to pen a track for her upcoming fourth studio album Prism: "I've written a song for Katy Perry's album. We did a session together in New York. She was awesome, she knows what she's doing."

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Britney SpearsBritney Spears has hired a vocal coach ahead of her "top secret" announcement.

The "Ooh La La" singer has been teasing fans by adding a countdown to her website for a mysterious revelation that will be shared in 15 days time, but just two weeks before she announces her news, the blonde beauty has been having regular sessions with her voice instructor and working with a choreographer.

"Britney has been using a vocal coach and going to regular sessions and has also been working hard with her choreographer in preparation for what's coming up! With album eight on its way and a rumored Las Vegas residency in the pipeline, eagle-eyed fans have spotted that all of Britney's social networks have adopted a blacked-out theme... the mystery continues!" Britney's publicists said.

Meanwhile, Charli XCX - who co-wrote and featured on Icona Pop's number one hit "I Love It" earlier this year - previously said she has written a song for Britney's new album. "I've been doing some writing for the Britney record. I was freaking out. I didn't even want to go to the session I was so excited. I was so worried I would f**k it up. I was doing some stuff for that yesterday actually. Who knows how it will go. We've written one song and it's a great track and if she likes it then amazing. It was just an honour to be asked," she said previously.

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