Saturday, 31 August 2013

Jennifer Lopez looks hot on October cover issue of Cosmopolitan!

With a new album in the works, and a reported $17.5 million to return to the American Idol panel, we can expect to see more Jennifer Lopez gracing several glossies in the coming months! 

Check her out looking super hot on the cover of Cosmopolitan’s October issue! This woman is officially showing us how to age the CORRECT way. Don't rain on 'em baby! Actually she already is with a remarkable cheque that would have her judging rivals green with envy. But I'm pretty much over 'Idol' at this point.

Album Sampler: Jessie J - 'Alive'...

The music Jessie J has released so far hasn't been up to par, so perhaps a little preview is needed to restore some faith in the project? 

Available to preview are snippets from Jessie J's upcoming new album, ‘Alive’, due September 23rd. The album snippets, 1 minute and 30 minutes each, feature lead singles 'Wild' and ‘It's My Party’. Album collaborations consists of Brandy, Big Sean, Becky G and Dizzee Rascal. Production comes courtesy of Ammo, Dr. Luke and Claude Kelly. Pre-order the album by clicking here!

Video Premiere: K. Michelle – ‘The Right One’...

A scorned K. Michelle enjoys sweet, ratchet revenge on her cheating fella in the newly premiered visuals for 'The Right One'

The track serves as the second single off her latest 'Rebellious Soul' album, which has been doing pretty well surprisingly. The Juwan Lee-directed clip co-stars Chi-Ali and acts as the sequel to 'V.S.O.P'. A fiesty K. Michelle is seen burning the clothes of her unfaithful lover while going into pure curse mode on the track. It's such a pretty song and her voice is really powerful but all the cursing kind of threw me off.

Alicia Keys serves pure class during ‘GMA’ Concert Series...

Earlier today, Alicia Keys took to Central Park for the 'Good Morning America' Summer Concert Series. 

She performed hits from her latest 'Girl On Fire' album including 'Fire We Make' (she was joined on stage by Maxwell) and 'Listen To Your Heart', as well as 'No One'. The performance was pure class and she effortlessly breezed through her set, so she can be easily forgiven for coming out with that tragic mess she calls a haircut. Check out all her performances below!

Friday, 30 August 2013

Chris Brown underwhelms on ‘Today’ Summer Concert Series...

This morning, Chris Brown took over New York’s Rockefeller Plaza during a not so hot performance on the 'Today' Summer Concert Series. 

He took to the stage to perform his hits 'Fine China' and 'Love More' off his upcoming album 'X', as well as a rendition of Sean Kingston’s 'Beat It'. His girlfriend Karrueche Tran was there to support him in the audience, alongside a large crowd of fans who had camped out over night to see him. I bet they wish they hadn't as Breezy was clearly a former shadow of himself. He did not look good or sound good for that matter.

Beyoncé enjoys dance-off while shooting new music video at Coney Island...

Last night, Beyoncé spent most of the evening shooting a music video with photographer and director Terry Richardson

The shoot took place at Coney Island in New York City and there sure was a lot of fun, spontaneous activity!  Bey was spotted riding the famous Cyclone roller coaster, strutting along the boardwalk with supermodels Jessica White, Jourdan Dunn and Diandra Forrest and participated in a dance off with a couple of shirtless fellas! It seems she's really preparing for a brand new era but this chick stays shooting for something.

Video Premiere: Christina Aguilera - 'Let There Be Love'...

Following a heartfelt letter to fans thanking them for their support, Christina Aguilera serves up a homemade music video to complete her non-funding sharing and caring campaign. 

The visuals for 'Let There Be Love' is lifted off her latest album 'Lotus', which she quickly abandoned once realising the record buying public just wasn't THAT into it. Me neither. The visuals feature her young son Max, as well as famous friends Nicole Richie and fellow 'Voice' co-star Christina Milian...

EP Stream: Alexandra Burke debuts 6-song EP '#NewRules'...

Earlier today, Alexandra Burke delivered a free downloadable EP of six new tracks exclusively to the MailOnline. 

 The EP, titled '#NewRules', consists of 'Leave A Message', the Wretch 32-assisted 'Bounty Hunter', 'Seduce You', 'Day Dreams', 'Try', and Coldplay’s 'Fix You'. The project serves as a thank you gift to the fans who have catapulted her to success over the years despite her dwindling popularity. However, this new EP is certainly a step in the right direction as she embarks to embrace a more mature urban sound.

K. Michelle shoots ‘The Right One’ video (behind the scenes)...

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned! K. Michelle plays the cheated, infuriated girlfriend in her upcoming new video for 'The Right One', serving as the new single off her 'Rebellious Soul' album. 

The Juwan Lee-directed clip was shot in New York recently, and sees the no-nonsense having singer burning all of her boyfriend's clothes down to a crisp in the streets. It's the type of R&B visual that we're not new to, but seeing K. Michelle handling the situation her way should make for some very interesting viewing (and that's going on past videos).

Miguel sings Pink's 'Just Like A Pill' really well, despite not knowing the lyrics...

During his trip to Australia, Miguel visited the 'Fifi & Jules' radio show, where he performed an acoustic version of Pink’s 2002 smash hit 'Just Like A Pill'.

Despite the need to read the lyrics off his iPhone, there were parts of the song that were sung similarly to the original indicating he actually DID know the song (and anyone that doesn't must have been living under a rock back then). I mean, even if this was one big fat pretense, someone should tell him that it actually IS cool to like a Pink song.

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Ciara twerks, strikes pose & serves face for Paper magazine!

Working those record sales may no longer be Ciara's strongest trait. But when it comes to a photoshoot, girl knows how to werk... and twerk

Ciara looks smoking in her spread for the September 2013 issue of Paper magazine. Ci used the issue to debut her darker hair colour and rocked the hell out of fashions by Christian Dior and Jeremy Scott. In the issue, she talks about her romance with Future, her excitement about her future (pun intended) and what it was like to work with the ever flamboyant Nicki Minaj! Read some excerpts here!

Video Premiere: Jay Z feat. Justin Timberlake - 'Holy Grail'...

At 12 noon today, (August 29th) Jay Z exclusively debuted his Justin Timberlake-assisted 'Holy Grail' video to all his Facebook followers. 

The glossy visuals, directed by Anthony Mandler, became the first clip by a major music star to premiere on Facebook, and giving it the advantage over YouTube and all other video providers until tomorrow noon (August 30th). With Jay-Z's 17 million plus Facebook fans and JT's 25 million, the combined reach for 'Holy Grail' was pivotal. Set in a warehouse and the streets of NYC, the visuals narrate the dark side of fame.

New Music: Sevyn Streeter feat. Chris Brown – 'It Won’t Stop' (Remix)...

Some songs just don't need remixes, and this is one of them! Sevyn Streeter drops a new remix for her single 'It Won't Stop', featuring mentor Chris Brown

Sevyn's controlled and breathy vocal delivery is flawless over the laidback production. But Chris Brown adds NOTHING to the track whatsoever. His loud vocals don't mesh well with her softer, subtle tone making this a lot more inferior to what was served up with the original. Sevyn is prepping her debut EP, which is slated to drop later this year.

New Music: Ariana Grande – ‘You’ll Never Know’...

With just one week to go before she drops her debut album 'Yours Truly', Ariana Grande premieres another new cut from the set, called ‘You’ll Never Know’

The kiss-off number, produced by The Rascals and Babyface, is a nice dosage of summery, urban-pop brimming with 90s inspired production. Ariana laments over a boy, telling him he'll "never know what they could've been". The high notes appear where necessary but its her breathy vocal delivery that nicely rides the lighthearted synth.

Tamar Braxton coming for Beyoncé's crown in ‘Hot Sugar’ video preview...

Now that Beyoncé has chopped off her long, flowing tresses, Tamar Braxton may be coming for her crown as the #1 hair whipping queen! 

In a brand new clip, which she posted on Instagram, Tamar shares footage from the set of her upcoming music video for her ratchet new single, 'Hot Sugar'. Accompanied by topless men, the powerhouse diva is seen "going awwwwfff" as she aggressively whips her ponytail back and forth! Tamar's new album 'Love and War' drops in stores on September 3rd. But until then, get into this cheeky sneak peek look below!

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Ciara shakes her 'Goodies' at CoverGirl concert...

On August 22nd, Ciara took to the stage at Easy, Breezy, Brooklyn hosted by Becky G and presented by MTV and CoverGirl

The event, which was part of the pre-VMAs festivities, took place at Music Hall of Williamsburg in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. For the show, Ciara slipped on her sexy Giuseppe Zanotti sneaker wedges and matching all white leather ensemble to grind her way through a catalogue of hits including 'Goodies', '1, 2 Step', 'DUI' and 'Body Party'. Check out her CoverGirl set below!

Justin Timberlake talks N-Sync reunion & more on ‘Breakfast Club’...

Following his much talked about performance at this weekends VMAs, Justin Timberlake's scheduled radio appearances have been hectic!

The singer visited several radio shows to promote his upcoming new album 'The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2', which drops in stores on September 30th. Some of those promo spots included Hot 97, The Breakfast Club and Sway In the Morning. He discusses everything from his music, scandalous twerker Miley Cyrus, and receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award to Jay-Z, Beyoncé, potential N-Sync reunion & more.

Album Stream: John Legend – 'Love In The Future'...

With his album due to hit stores next week, John Legend has offered 'Love In The Future' available to stream in its entirety! 

The album comes after a brief hiatus since 2008's 'Evolver' and it's theme is heavily based on romance. After all, this IS his last album as a single man! Production comes courtesy of Bink!, Hit-Boy, and Kanye West, who executive produced the project alongside Dave Tozer as well as himself. Rick Ross and Stacy Barthe guest on the standard edition, while the legendary Seal co-stars on one of the four bonus tracks.

Album Sampler: Tamar Braxton - 'Love & War'...

Judging by the snippets of Tamar Braxton's new album 'Love & War', it's going to be a decent R&B project. 

But am I wowed by it? The answer so far, is simply a resounding no. The standard of the material simply doesn't touch the flawlessness of her debut. As a result, that album, largely produced by Jermaine Dupri, will continue to get more spins in my stereo. But it's always best to wait until you hear the project in full! The project is slated to hit store shelves on September 3rd but if you're still undecided, check out 30 second snippets of each song below!

New Music: Mario – 'Fatal Distraction'...

R&B crooner Mario strikes back with another new cut called 'Fatal Distraction'.  

The Bink! produced track is lifted off his fifth studio album 'Evolve' which is set for release in October. The music is built around a haunting riff, complemented by moody drums, subtle keys, and hazy synths. It comes complete with a pleading falsetto, in which he worries about the consequences over his wrongful attraction (to his best friend’s woman). His plaintive tone, setting the mood, and totally shining over the dark, haunting arrangement.

Video Premiere: Daley - 'Broken'...

Following the song's debut a month ago, Daley unveils the official visuals to 'Broken'

The scenic visuals showcases the singer walking along beautiful landscapes which were shot at the towering white chalk cliffs of Seven Sisters. He belts out feelings of despair after a failed relationship leaves him heartbroken. The track will see an official release on September 22nd and serves as the lead single from his forthcoming debut album 'Days & Nights', slated to drop later this year.

Emeli Sandé performs 'My Kind Of Love' on ‘GMA’...

Scottish soul siren Emeli Sandé visited 'Good Morning America' earlier today and delivered a rousing vocal performance of her new single 'My Kind Of Love'.  

YThis was the first Stateside TV performance of the gospel-tinged number, which is lifted off her latest album 'Our Version of Events'. So far, the album has pushed approximately 200,000 copies in the States, and though it's not a patch on the near 2 million copies sold in the UK, at least she's still promoting no matter what. That's definitely the spirit right?

JoJo delivers stunning set at #uncapped concert...

Record deal or not, JoJo remains undeterred and she showcased her impressive vocals at Vitamin Water's #uncapped concert last night.  

She was backed by a four-piece band while belting out old and new material from her impressive back catalogue. It's excruciatingly painful to see her perform 'Demonstrate' as we all know it should have received the full single treatment and now we will never see the music video. Bastids! Hopefully, her legal battle with Blackground and Da Family Records comes to the rightful conclusion.

Jessie J brings her 'party' to ‘X Factor (Australia)’...

Australian audiences received another dose of Jessie J when she took to the stage on their version of The X Factor to perform the worst single of her career.  

Viewers down under were treated to a fun and energetic rendition of her latest single, 'It's My Party'. Apparently, the song has been getting ripped to pieces for sounding like a crappier version of Pink's 'Raise Your Glass'. On top of that, it doesn't help that she's dyed her hair bleach blonde and then styled it similar to pop's bad ass. I assume she tried to rid herself from those pesky Katy Perry comparisons.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Bruno Mars performs 'Gorilla' at VMAs...

Alongside JT, fellow crooner Bruno Mars unleashed his inner beast and had one of the top performances at last night's VMAs.

For his 'Gorilla' performance, he recreated settings from his 'Moonshine Jungle' world tour with laser beams and smoky explosions. He also took home two awards for Best Male Video for 'Locked Out of Heaven' and Best Choreography for 'Treasure'. He was certainly getting it on with the pelvic thrusts mid performance. It's crazy how he stood in one spot the entire time and delivered an electrifying set.

Monday, 26 August 2013

Justin Timberlake slays VMAs & reunites with N-Sync...

There are six words to say about Justin Timberlake's VMAs performance last night. He slayed the muthafuggin house dooooown!  

The whole of Barclays was jamming out, including Rihanna who had a sour face on her all night! JT's flawless 15-minute set consisted of a medley of ALL his greatest hits, before the anticipated moment arrived when he reunited with his former bandmates N-Sync! JT was then presented with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award by Jimmy Fallon, who crowned him "president of pop."

Robin Thicke gets twerking treatment from Miley Cyrus at VMAs...

The VMAs saw Robin Thicke being joined by wild child Miley Cyrus, Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz for 'Blurred Lines' and 'Give It 2 U'.  

The entire performance was really pitiful and embarrassing and we expected better. The biggest disturbance was having a half naked Miley twerking her bony ass against his groin and courting him even further with her sexual, faux-ratchet antics. I know his wife Paula Patton must not have been impressed with the BS we all saw last night. And neither was Rihanna and The Smith family judging by their...

Lady Gaga opens VMAs with new single ‘Applause’...

Lady Gaga's opening set at the VMAs wasn't as physically demanding as she made it out to be.  

She took to the stage to perform her new single 'Applause' for the first time, which is lifted off her upcoming new album 'ARTPOP' (out Nov 11th). For the performance, she changed outfits and wigs multiple times, each wig representing a different era of her career. The boos at the beginning were also apart of her act as she was giving us a performance that had no spunk or attitude. For the most part, I liked the performance but I wasn't wowed by it in any way.

Ariana Grande performs medley at VMAs pre-show...

Vocal juggernaut Ariana Grande kicked off the VMAs performing a medley of her hit singles 'Baby I' and 'The Way' during the pre-show.  

Ariana continued to serve Mariah-esque vocals for the performance and sounded great. But she seemed timid and nerve-ridden and that only magnified how much she resembled a scared little girl dressed like a cupcake. Her image simply doesn't match the music and at times, her execution came across as slightly awkward. When Mariah was 20-years-old, she actually looked like a grown woman.

Danity Kane announce new single 'Rage'...

During their red carpet arrival at tonight's 2013 MTV VMAs, reunited girl band Danity Kane made the very announcement that they've been teasing us with all week.  

The gals confirm that their new single is called 'Rage', produced by The Stereotypes. It's not the first time they've worked with The Stereotypes. Danity Kane's top 10 hit single 'Damaged' was also produced by them. It was actually one of their last hits before they decided to go their separate ways and call it a day. So it's ironic that the same production team used to wrap up their entire era...

Melanie Amaro performs 'Long Distance' on 'X Factor' special...

It's been almost TWO years since Melanie Amaro "won" the first season finale of 'X Factor USA'.  

Despite not EVER releasing her debut album, the young powerhouse belted out her failed single 'Long Distance' on the TV special 'X Factor Around the World'. The special took place last night in Indonesia (August 24th), and Melanie was one of several former 'X Factor' contestants (alongside UK runner-up Jahmene Douglas and Australian winner Samantha Jade) to perform on the show. For the rest of her days, Melanie is going to have to live with the painful fact that...

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Remembering Aaliyah after 12 years...

If Aaliyah was still alive today, I think she'd have been in a lane of her own. She was already experimenting with a new direction with her music and taking R&B to a place that none of her peers had dreamed of.

 Even listening to her last album now, sonically, the project was so ahead of its time. I've been seeing a lot of statements about Beyoncé and Ashanti not being as big had Aaliyah not have died at the premature age of 22. No one knows that for sure and it's just as stupid as saying "Michael Jackson died so Chris Brown could live".

Ciara announces new singles 'Where You Go' & 'Overdose'...

During an interview with Hollywood Life, Ciara announces the next batch of singles to be released from her slow-selling album 'Ciara'.  

The Future-assisted 'Where You Go' will serve as a Stadeside release and 'Overdose' will serve as an international release. Maybe this latest development will help her album sell more than the snail trailing 98,000 copies sold to date in the US since it's July release. Or maybe not, if she only cares to promote her fairytale romance with the "future" hubby. Check out her interview below.

Jennifer Lopez & Taylor Swift perform 'Jenny From The Block' on 'Red' tour...

Country starlet Taylor Swift is mostly known for inviting surprise guest performers at her shows.  

She's had everyone from a tonne of Hip Hop stars to an array of pop acts appear with her on stage, and the latest surprise was Jennifer Lopez! Last night, she surprised fans during the Los Angeles stop of her 'Red' world tour by bringing out Ms. Lopez for a live performance of the Hip hoppy 'Jenny From the Block'. Neither of them are known for their great vocals, so let's leave that one alone. But hey, at least the performance was fun!

Danity Kane officially announce comeback with new promo images...

Feast your eyes on these first official promo images from the anticipated reunion of Danity Kane!  

Reunited band mates Dawn Richard, Aubrey O’Day, Shannon Bex, and Aundrea Fimbres officially cement their comeback with these spanking brand new promo pics and they look fierce! The band launched an official countdown on their website last week, which ends today. As a result, they're expected to make a very big announcement tonight at 8:15pm ET during the 2013 MTV VMAs pre-show. Could it be a new single? A new reality show?

Video Premiere: Robin Thicke – ‘Give It 2 U’...

After 'Blurred Lines' topped the Billboard Hot 100 for the eleventh week, Robin Thicke may be attempting to overrule the one-hit wonder this era by dropping a new video.  

The football-themed visuals for his next single 'Give It 2 U' was directed by Diane Martel, and features collaborators Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz. Scantily clad chicks are seen prancing around on a football field as Thicke puts his coaching skills to the test. His young son Julian Fuego makes a cameo appearance in the fun, flirtatious clip, so the nudity was kept to a minimum this time around.

Jessie J performs 'Wild' on Sunrise...

Jessie J made an appearance on Australian morning show Sunrise yesterday (August 23rd) in Sydney, Australia.  

The 25-year-old brought her comical facial expressions, vocal theatrics and red ankle-strapped Burberry wedges to the stage to perform her singles 'Wild' and 'Price Tag'. The performances served as part of her promo tour for upcoming new album 'Alive' (due September 24th). The Sunrise hosts also revealed that fans had been camping overnight just to see her perform following her 26-hour flight to get there!

Justin Timberlake covers Russian GQ...

Although airbrushed beyond recognition, Justin Timberlake looks pretty damn fly on the latest cover of Russian GQ.

Not sure why he's on there given Russia’s anti-gay stance and fellow N-Syncer Lance Bass being someone he grew up with. Perhaps he shot it BEFORE the country’s “gay propaganda” laws came into practise. But let's talk about this hair. It's so damn correct, and reminiscent to his 'Justified' era. Can we all agree that it shits on this straightened coif he's been rocking as late, and that he needs to bring it back asap?

Fantasia kicks & screams her way through Neighborhood Awards...

Eccentric performer Fantasia took to the stage at the 2013 Neighborhood Awards to perform 'It’s All Good' and 'When I See You'.  

The ceremony, which took place on August 10th at the MGM Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, saw Fanny have one of her handlers take off her shoes mid performance (as expected). Despite wearing a rather classy yet slitted gown, it was sadly mutilated by her ugly leg tats. The shrieking may have had you scramming for those ear plugs, but she went HAM on the performances.

Lady Gaga gets called out on her desperation for a hit...

An artist solely relies on fan support to ensure their records become a hit. But what happens when you encourage your fans to cheat the system?  

You get called out, as Lady Gaga has discovered! Apparently, Bill Werde, editorial director of Billboard magazine was not impressed when Gaga retweeted links to playlists that enabled fans to stream her 'Applause' video non-stop. This latest storm follows reports of Gaga exploiting her fans for a #1 hit single. This week, she was accused of encouraging them to download her new single...

Mariah Carey shuts down Nick Cannon!

When Mariah Carey threatens to “shut all this sh*t down,” she means every gotdamn word!  

During last night's episode of Wild’N Out, Nick Cannon was hitting on one of his female co-stars, but there was one problem... he wasn't expecting the wifey to show up! Of course this was all in good fun and Mariah acted as a great sport! Come to think of it, we hardly ever see Mariah in ghetto mode and cursing out like that. Perhaps it would have looked more believable had she not showed up with her two ever present bodyguards!

Jessie J unwraps 'Alive' album tracklist + guest appearances!

1. It's My Party  
2. Thunder
3. Square One  
4. Sexy Lady  
5. Harder We Fall  
6. Breath  
7. I Miss Her  
8. Daydreamin'  
9. Excuse My Rude (feat. Becky G)  
10. Wild (feat. Dizzee Rascal and Big Sean)
11. Gold  
12. Conquer the World (feat. Brandy)  
13. Alive
   
Out on September 23rd! (Source)

Alexandra Burke announces new EP 'New Rules'...

Following her new lucrative management deal with Kevin Liles, Alexandra Burke has announced the release of her new EP 'New Rules'.  

The free 6-track EP will be exclusively available from August 29th via Mail Online for 48 hours. Ticket details regarding live performances from the EP's set can be purchased via Stage It. With no label deal in tact after the serious floppage of that horrible last album 'Heartbreak On Hold' (which sold a pitiful 6,700 copies in its first week), a chick has to do what needs to be done to get her name out there. That of course can be done...

Beyoncé is serving fierce in new Instagram pics...

Bye bye pixie cut. Hello blonde bob! As seen last night, Beyoncé debuted the sleek new look at last night's 'V' Festival. And it looks like that very look is here to stay!  

Moments ago, she posted some fierce new snaps of the new look via her Instagram page. In the left photo, she is seen wearing a Topshop safari crop top ($28) and geometric print tube skirt ($44). We're also going to see her rock this look in an upcoming music video, which she shot on a beach in Miami recently. Bey and hubby Jay Z promised residents that they would pose with them for photos.

Fantasia & Missy Elliott perform 'Without Me' on ‘106 & Park’...

Last night, Fantasia and Missy Elliott stormed the stage on 106 & Park to perform their latest collaboration, 'Without Me'.  

The track, lifted off Fantasia’s latest album, 'Side Effects of You', debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 earlier this year and sold 242,000 copies to date. Despite wearing some weave that no one should approve of, Fantasia and Missy’s performance was refreshing! Fantasia’s vocals really shone but that girl sure knows how to bring on the dramatics! Giiiirl, this is 106, not the BET Awards!

Sales Predictions: K. Michelle set to beat Kelly Rowland & Ciara...

Womp womp! K. Michelle is a brand NEW artist who has yet to score a major hit on the Billboard Hot 100. Yet, she still manages to outsell R&B acts that are waaay more established than she is!

Her debut album 'Rebellious Soul' enters the top 10 of the Billboard 200 next week with projected sales of 65K-70K. These numbers mean she may very well outsell the latest releases by Kelly Rowland ('Talk A Good Game' - 68K, #4), Ciara ('Ciara' - 59K, #2) and Brandy ('Two Eleven' - 65K, #3). Wow! Crazy, crazy good huh?! Massive congrats!

Chris Brown's cover spread for 'Blank' magazine...

Retirement or not, Chris Brown looks smoking hot in this dapper new photoshoot for 'Blank' magazine. 

The official cover for the spread was posted previously. And now the entire spread can be viewed inside! The spread is really hot but they look eerily similar to the edgy promo shoot he did for his last album 'Fortune'. I guess that makes sense since both of them were shot by Steven Gomillion and Dennis Leupold in the Hollywood Hills. Breezy has just shot the visuals for his Nicki Minaj-assisted new single 'Love More' and his new album 'X' is slated to drop later this year.

Cassie allegedly signs with Drake's 'OVO Sound'...

After inking an OVO deal with Warner Bros last November, Drake and his business partner Noah '40' Shebib has allegedly snagged up Cassie as their first big signing. 

It's being reported that the new deal will see her serially overdue sophomore album drop next Spring. The remainder of her non-existent music career saw Cassie being signed under boyfriend Diddy's Bad Boy/Interscope distribution partnership. She hasn't had much success after ditching ex-boyfriend Ryan Leslie.

Chris Brown contemplates retirement from music...

It's not a good day to be a Chris Brown fan, especially if his retirement announcement is anything to go by. 

After turning himself into the police for a hit and run case last night, he took to Twitter today to announce he MAY be quitting music after the release of his new album 'X'. He went on to say that he is "tired of being famous for a mistake" he made when he was 18, referencing his brutal assault on ex-girlfriend Rihanna. I have no doubt that he will beat Jay Z for the shortest retirement in history simply because I just don't buy it.

Jessie J's cover shoot for 'Marie Claire UK'...

Gracing the cover of Marie Claire's September issue, Jessie J gives us the real reason behind her shock exit from 'The Voice', and why she is putting her focus back into the music! 

Rocking her platinum blonde crop and a stylish black Gucci dress, Jessie looks quite striking. The blonde has grown on me a lot and the short cut REALLY suits her. On the music front, she's had to postpone her 2013 'Nice To Meet You' tour at the start of 'The Voice' Series 2 to finish her second album.