Thursday, 31 October 2013

Lady Gaga unveils Halloween-inspired artwork for promo single ‘Dope’...

This is what Lady Gaga looks like when she's smoked a bit of 'Dope'. Well, it is Halloween after all. So all can be forgiven on that note.

The artwork can also be used as a threat to unruly kids. Just threaten to hang this up on their door while they sleep. And voila. Problem solved. 

‘Dope’ serves as the latest promo single from her upcoming album ‘ARTPOP’, and will be released to iTunes on November 4th.‘ARTPOP’ is due Nov 11th.

Thoughts?

Lady Gaga's ‘Do What U Want’ debuts high on Billboard Hot 100...

It's good news for Lady Gaga. 

Her R. Kelly assisted new single ‘Do What U Want’ serves as this week’s highest debut entry at #13!

This feat was achieved on Gaga's name alone. No Stateside performance. No music video. And no radio impact as of yet (it officially goes for adds next week). The power of Gaga's name.

I know R. Kelly must be pleased with that. He hasn't had a top 20 hit in like 50 years.

Bring on the video!

Preview: Rihanna's striking '032c' spread...

The Winter 2013/2014 issue is 032c's 25th and features a stunning editorial and photo spread on Rihanna.

Working with photographers Inez and Vinoodh, Rihanna rocks a mullet and poses for this dark and edgy shoot, which she deems as "ghetto", "goth" and "high fashion."

It's not one of my favourite looks from her, and I always found the mullet rather distracting, but these are still striking pics!

Check out more previews from this stunning shoot inside!

Lady Gaga announced as performer at 2013 'American Music Awards'...

Hold your applause!

Lady Gaga has just been announced as a performer at the American Music Awards next month! It's been 4 years since she performed there!

She's also expected to perform her latest hit single 'Do What U Want' at the star-studded ceremony!

The show will broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on Sunday, Nov. 24th, at 8 p.m. on ABC.

Are you excited for Gaga's performance?

Behind the scenes: Little Mix on the set of their 'Salute' album shoot...

Here's the behind the scenes video for Little Mix's album shoot 'Salute.'

The girls get their hair and make-up done, lark around in trolleys and playfully show off some of their solo dance moves. 

Leigh-Anne is like the Scary Spice of the group. Big hair, fierce persona and lots of attitude. Love that bitch.

Three days till the girls perform their new single 'Move' on X Factor UK this Sunday! Excited?

BTS footage inside!

Leona Lewis unveils artwork for new Xmas single ‘One More Sleep’...

Christmas is seven weeks away, and Leona Lewis is spreading some of that festive cheer with new single ‘One More Sleep’ (out Dec 1st). 

The artwork's font and colour needs reworking BADLY. But the photo is cute and shows off Leona's fun side. 

It looks innocent enough... if you can get past any possibility that she's promoting the illuminati symbol.

Leona's holiday album ‘Christmas, With Love’ drops on December 2nd.

New Music: Beyoncé previews new song ‘God Made You Beautiful’ in DVD trailer...

Hungry?

Beyoncé continues to feed her fans with crumbs by previewing a new song called 'God Made You Beautiful'. The track made it's short debut in a 90-second trailer for her HBO documentary 'Life Is But A Dream.'

Fans can purchase the two-disc DVD set on November 25th. It includes the documentary, live concert footage and a download of the new song.

Check it out inside! 

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Video Premiere: Ariana Grande visualises 'Romeo & Juliet' in ‘Right There’...

The romantic story of 'Romeo & Juliet' is brought to life in Ariana Grande's new visuals for 'Right There'.

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son Patrick plays her prince charming while rapper Big Sean plays a priest. All the loved up action takes place in a pool during a masquerade ball, and it's a happy ending for all. 

Cute concept but waving around that fan all the time, talk about overused! Girl, put it down and switch up that hair for once!

Watch the clip inside!

Chris Brown checks into rehab, but will it help him?

It's a start...

Chris Brown has entered a rehab facility for anger management issues, following his misdemeanor assault charge.

His rep tells E! News that “His goal is to gain focus and insight into his past and recent behavior, enabling him to continue the pursuit of his life and his career from a healthier vantage point.”

It should not have taken him four years to seek this type of action, but at least he's trying to turn his life around. Good luck to him.

Lady Gaga looks like a lady in cover shoot for 'Glamour' US [December 2013]...

Lady Gaga is on the cover of Glamour’s December 2013 issue rocking big, crimped hair! She looks... normal and womanly. 

Can you imagine if she looked like this all the time? I'm not a fan of her crazy looks, or how she goes out of her way to look an ugly tranny mess. Because she isn't.

Gaga is among the magazine’s Women of the Year, selected for her proudest achievement – making the world a more tolerant place.

Enjoy Gaga’s HQ cover shoot by Patrick Demarchelier inside...

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Full Album Stream: Celine Dion - 'Loved Me Back to Life'...

Check out Celine Dion‘s brand new album 'Loved Me Back To Life' right here! 

The album features the title track 'Loved Me Back To Life', as well as the recently released new single 'Incredible' featuring Ne-Yo

The album doesn't drop in stores until November 5th but is available to pre-order right now on iTunes! Of course you could listen to the album in full before making that decision.

The album is available to stream in its entirety below!

Watch: Kelly Rowland brims with personality in new Kimmel interview...

A jubilant Kelly Rowland was all smiles as she made a late night stop to 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' last night.

She looked great as usual but you'd never know she released her album 'Talk A Good Game' earlier this year. Kelly discusses her role on X Factor USA alongside the shows head diva Simon Cowell

She recalls her 12-year-old self losing to a rock band on 'Star Search' while she was in Girl’s Tyme and much more.

Watch the full interview inside.

Video Premiere: Justin Timberlake gets killed by that "coochie-coo” in 'TKO'...

Poor JT suffers a cruel and twisted punishment at the hands of his unstable lover in the Ryan Reichenfeld directed visuals for new single 'TKO'. 

JT smashes Elvis Presley’s granddaughter Riley Keough on a kitchen work top. She knocks him out cold with a frying pan, drags him through the desert on the back of a truck and fatally drives him off the edge of a cliff.

With it's chillingly sadistic concept, the video had lots of potential. Sadly, the desert scenes got repetitive and boring real quick.

Watch inside...

Celebrity privilege: Chris Brown's charge reduced to misdemeanor assault...

It pays to be a celebrity.  

Chris Brown’s assault charge has been reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor following an attack on Isaac Parker, 20, this past weekend.

Prior to his release, he was ordered to report to his California probation officer within 48 hours and to stay at least 100 yards away from the man. 

The maximum penalty on the reduced charge is 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. He must return to court on November 24th. (full story).

He got off lightly but will he learn from it? 

Monday, 28 October 2013

Video Premiere: Jhené Aiko feat. Childish Gambino – ‘Bed Peace’...

A real sense of nostalgia is brewing in the newly premiered visuals for Jhené Aiko's new single 'Bed Peace', featuring Childish Gambino.

The blissful, romantic visuals serve as a tribute to John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Bed-Ins for Peace, their grassroots approach to protesting the Vietnam War.

As daunting as that may sound, there's a lot of love & positivity in the video. On November 12th, Jhené will release her 7-track EP 'Sail Out'.

Watch the clip below!

New Music: Eminem feat. Rihanna – ‘The Monster’...

A smash is a smash, and I think we have another one from today's dynamic duo! 

Eminem and Rihanna reunite once again for the boom bapping 'Monster', the latest new single off Eminem’s upcoming new album 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2'.

Rihanna is battling with her inner demons while showcasing major vocal growth on the haunting number. This is destined to do dirty disgusting things to the radio. I can smell it. Eminem's new album drops on November 5th.

Listen inside!

Mariah Carey looks so flawlessly photoshopped on 'Art' cover...

She's baaacckkkkkk, bitches! 

Mariah Carey looks absolutely breathtaking and youthful on the official artwork for her upcoming new single 'The Art Of Letting Go'.

And yes, it's photoshopped to hell and back but that generally is what her body looks like now so suck. it. up. 

43-years-old, and slaying. I'm really happy she was not airbrushed to look like stick thin Kate Moss. Say yes to curves!

The song debuts on Nov 11th.

New Music: Celine Dion feat. Ne-Yo – ‘Incredible’...

Celine Dion and Ne-Yo finally debut their new collaboration 'Incredible'. 

The stunning power ballad has booming production, complete with a simple piano melody and a sing-along chorus.  

According to Ne-Yo, the song can be described as a “theme song for that moment when you do something that defines who you are". The tune will appear on Celine's upcoming album 'Loved Me Back To Life', due November 5th. 

Listen inside...

New Music: Justin Bieber samples Craig David for ‘Recovery’...

Yes, baby. Anything with a timeless Craig David sample is worth listening to!

Take for example, Justin Bieber's 'Recovery', the fourth release in his #MusicMondays series. The acoustic R&B cut samples Craig's 2000 hit single 'Fill Me In' and uses the song's classic guitar riff.

Craig gave the song the heads up on Twitter tweeting that many great memories came back to him. Me too! 

I was so in love with Craig back in the day. His music was just timeless. #BornToDoIt #Classic

K. Michelle takes break from stabbing Tamar to shoot visuals for 'Can't Raise A Man'...

K. Michelle shot the music video for her new single 'Can't Raise A Man' over the weekend. 

She spends so much time and effort taking shots at Tamar Braxton that it's an actual wonder she manages to find the time to shoot a gotdamn music video.

This whole beef between them is extremely pointless and childish. Be about your business ladies!

Anyway, I like the song and out of all the songs off 'Rebellious Soul' I'm glad this one is getting the single treatment.

Ciara announces engagement to rapper Future!

While celebrating her 28th birthday in New York over the weekend, Ciara recieved the birthday gift of all birthday gifts!

A piece of fine engagement jewellery!

Boyfriend Future surprised her with a 15-carat diamond ring, as announced by her rep to the Associated Press.

Congratulations to the happy couple on their wonderful news! 

It's only a matter of time before we get that pregnancy announcement...

Watch: Lady Gaga performs ‘Venus’ & ‘Do What U Want’ on X Factor UK...

Last night, Lady Gaga cranked up her 'ARTPOP' promo by performing ‘Venus’ and ‘Do What U Want’ on UK's X Factor.

Perhaps Gaga didn't get the memo after her pop peers Rihanna and Christina Aguilera received criticism for their scantily clad, sexualised performances, in years past.

Prancing around in nude underwear on a family show is not less offensive than Miley Cyrus's twerking.

But theatrics aside, Gaga delivered a very solid vocal for the most part.

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Luke James is PEOPLE's sexiest...

PEOPLE magazine, recently named R&B singer Luke James as one of their Sexiest Men of 2013!

Touring with Beyoncé on both sides of the Atlantic has really given him some major shine, exposure, and positive outcome.  

Luke is a very handsome young man with an amazing talent.

Success doesn't happen overnight and I think he should take what he can get, while he's still out there grinding. 

Congrats!

Watch: Janelle Monáe rocks the hell out of ‘SNL’...

It's always good to make your debut on 'Saturday Night Live' a memorable one!

And that Janelle Monáe certainly did while dishing up a high-energy set with 'Dance Apocalyptic' and title track 'Electric Lady' off her latest album. 

I think we can all agree on the perception that  Ms. Monae is the exact female version of Bruno Mars. That's never a bad thing in my book! She really is the epitome of all types of cool. 

Check her out working up a sweat on 'SNL' inside!

New Music: Lady Gaga debuts 'ARTPOP' promo track 'Venus'...

Feel like hopping on a rocket and taking off to the planet 'Venus'? 

Feel free to do so with Lady Gaga's latest promo cut. And then, after listening to what it may be like to have sex in space, feel free to hop right off again. 

Sure, the DJ White Shadow produced cut, which was self penned by Gaga, serves as a catchy disco-driven pop song with some of that 80s techno and funk.

But unfortunately, the spacey number is just waaaay too overproduced for me to actually enjoy it.

Lock him up: Chris Brown arrested for felony assault!

I was going to say Chris Brown needs prayer but he's going to need much more than that. 

The singer and his bodyguard was arrested in Washington D.C. this morning for FELONY assault after allegedly punching a man in the face (unprovoked) outside a hotel (full story).

He's still on probation for beating Rihanna and now faces up to 4 years in prison.

Prison is where he needs to be right now. He needs to learn the HARD way for once and for all!

Mariah Carey honours Patti LaBelle at 'Black Girls Rock'...

Legends stick together!

The flawless Mariah Carey presented the incomparable Patti LaBelle with the Living Legend Award for BET's 'Black Girls Rock' at last night's ceremony!

She looked so gooood!

It looked like MC cut her Alexander McQueen gold-embroidered halter dress in half to create a new ensemble. And she pulled it off!

More pics inside!

Watch: Chris Brown performs at Philly Powerhouse...

Over the weekend, Chris Brown took to the stage at Power 99′s Powerhouse 2013 in Philadelphia.

Breezy performed his latest single 'Love More', among a number of hits from his upcoming album 'X.' Something in the water just aint clean though. 

Because he looks and sounds like a hot druggy mess. And he use to be so damn cute too. Is life without Rihanna really THAT bad?

Anyway, check out his performance inside!

Watch: Lady Gaga's ‘ARTPOP’ commercial for O2 UK...

Now that she's here in the UK for promo, Lady Gaga debuted this brand new commercial for her upcoming album 'ARTPOP' early this morning!

Gaga rubs Koons inspired balloons all over her body, but if she had her way, it would not be so PG rated!

The commercial is in conjunction with O2, one of UK's largest phone giants, and features the project's official second single ‘Do What U Want.’ 

Watch it now! 

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Trailer: Teairra Mari stars in ‘The Dempsey Sisters’...

Being a sexed up video vixen for World Star Hip Hop seems to be a career/hobby that even Teairra Mari HAD to give up!

Some "sponsors" just weren't meant to be. But now she has managed to snag herself a role in the upcoming UP TV film 'The Dempsey Sisters' which also stars Lynn Whitfield, Denyce Lawton and Cymphonique Miller. 

The film is about 3 singing sisters trying to make it in showbusiness. Art imitating life huh? The film is slated to air on Nov 2nd.

Watch a trailer inside!

Watch: Ne-Yo records ‘Incredible’ duet with Celine Dion...

Check out some behind the scenes footage of 'Incredible', the collaborative effort between Celine Dion and Ne-Yo!

He's had his fair share of criticism but he's the one working with all the legends!

The empowering record will find its way on Celine's upcoming new album 'Loved Me Back To Life', due November 5th!

The pair hit up Palms studio in Las Vegas to record it, with Celine belting out the Ne-Yo-penned cut.

Footage awaits you...

Watch: Beyoncé falls into a giddy laughing heap following sky jump...

Other than screaming fans at her show, this was an adrenalin rush like no other for dare devil Beyoncé.

Earlier this month, she bungee jumped off Auckland Sky Tower, the tallest man-made structure in New Zealand. 

She found herself plunging 192 meters (630 feet) with only a cable for support.

My favourite bit was the end when she collapsed into a giddy, laughing, screaming heap. 

Fun times!

Kelly Rowland covers ‘Fashizblack’...

Check out Kelly Rowland working the latest cover of French fashion magazine 'Fashizblack'!

The cover, shot by Jana Cruder Photography, shows Kelly on her pucker game and looking elegant and classy while doing so! 

The issue hits newsstands in France on Nov 8th and the US/UK two weeks later.

You can catch Kelly crushing dreams and helping those come true when X Factor USA returns to screens on October 29th following a two-week hiatus.

Adrienne Bailon's risque cover shoot for 'ROLLING OUT'...

Former 3LW & Cheetah Girls belle Adrienne Bailon opens up to Rolling Out about her music career, getting into more adult roles in Hollywood, and keeping her relationships private.

She has a starring role in 'I’m In Love With A Church Girl' and is certainly working this wavy blonde bob, just as well as a certain 'Grown Woman' singer. Adrienne celebrated her 30th birthday 2 days ago and really wears the milestone fabulously.

But will we ever get that solo album from her? Find out...

LeToya Luckett serves up fierce in more pics for 'Bombshell'...

A few days ago, we posted some stunning outtakes from LeToya Luckett's recent photoshoot for BLEU magazine's BOMBSHELL feature.

Since then, more photos from the red headed beauty have surfaced.

The stunning make-up was done by AJ Crimson, hair by Nikki Wright and photography by Elton Anderson.

She will also be starring on VH1's hit series 'Single Ladies' as Felicia Price' and was recently honoured at ASCAP's 'Women Behind The Music' event.

Friday, 25 October 2013

Keyshia Cole confirms new album + mixtape...

Well, well, well. Keyshia Cole is coming for Lil Kim's PayPal record with an upcoming mixtape! 

Keyshia spoke to True Exclusives, stating that she is working on both a mixtape, and her next studio album. 

So far, we know it won't feature production from Terius Nash because he blacklisted her over those cagey Beyoncé remarks. 

Kim, who became "the highest charting artist on PayPal" won't be here for it either. But ya never know, we may just see it as a cross promotion with KFC one day.

Video Premiere: Little Mix - 'Move'...

The energy level you see in Little Mix's new 'Move' visuals is their most powered one to date.

The girls clearly want to make the performance portion as much a forefront factor as the vocals itself. 

They looked good. They sound good, and they're offering the whole package. Not to mention that the song is quite a catch.

What more can you ask for in a popular girl group?

Watch the high octane visuals below! 

Sevyn Streeter unveils fierce artwork + tracklist for EP 'Call Me Crazy, But…'

The official artwork for Sevyn Streeter's debut EP 'Call Me Crazy, But…' is all kinds of slayage, even if it doesn't really look like her.

Call me crazy but... it looks like she was turned into a light skinned chick, which she probably has no gripe about considering that this look is more favoured in the mainstream. 

The 7-track project is due Dec. 3rd, and is preceded by the Chris Brown-assisted single 'It Won’t Stop'.

Peep the official tracklist below! 

Rihanna becomes Medusa for GQ cover shoot...

To celebrate GQ‘s 25th anniversary, Rihanna strikes a very deadly pose as wicked bitch Medusa for the UK's December issue!

The shoot was art directed by highly acclaimed artist Damien Hirst and he did an insane job. I don't even like snakes but this one had a very good day!

The special edition is due on October 31st for a retail price of £3.99.

Check out more from this poisonous, yet very fierce shoot inside!

NSFW: Lady Gaga unwraps three covers + snippet for new single ‘Venus’...

Perhaps Lady Gaga is batting (pun attended) to see if she can achieve the record for the amount of times she's bared her bum and nipples this era.

I don't understand why she is naked in all the things she does. It just screams tired and desperate to me.

In the Steven Klein-lensed shots, Gaga mixes bum and boobs, with scorpions, food and whatever else - all in the name of 'art' and 'pop'. Meh.

Click here and here to check out the other NSFW 'Venus' covers.

Britney Spears unveils basic album artwork for ‘Britney Jean’...

The official artwork for 'Britney Jean' (due Dec 2nd) is simple and basic. Maybe, a little too basic. But I understand the reasoning.

According to BS, this project is her ‘most personal album to date’, and she's showcasing that with the artwork.

She is stripped back, bare, showing all, and being personal to fans. She may have even got inspired by new friend Miley Cyrus with that neon typography.

New single 'Perfume' drops 11/5, and here is her personalised letter to fans.

New Music: Lady Gaga debuts & screams her way through new ‘ARTPOP’ song ’Gypsy’...

The Madeon-produced 'Gypsy' in its studio form, has been described as a haunting electronic ballad from Lady Gaga's 'ARTPOP.'

Earlier tonight, she took to her piano to perform a stripped down acoustic version of the song at an 'ARTPOP' listening party in Berlin. 

I usually enjoy her piano ballads but the screaming on this just grates and the vocals are too theatrical.

Take a listen inside!

Pharrell Williams talks Beyoncé's "crazy" new album...

Producer of the moment Pharrell Williams has some very exciting things to say about Beyoncé's new album. Speaking to Billboard, he says: 

"B’s album is crazy. Let me tell you what it is. She’s very particular. She’s a Virgo. And she’s not going to put it out until it’s ready and feels like it’s right to her. She’s got a very specific taste.[Other people are hearing her album] and are like “Whoa!” And she’s like, “Yeah, I’m almost done.” And she’s the queen."

Just remember, some news is better than no news!

Toni Braxton & Babyface postpone duets album until 2014...

Looks like Toni Braxton and Babyface are after those romantic sales.

The legendary pair have just postponed their duets album 'Love, Marriage & Divorce' until Valentine’s Day on February 4th!

The album was originally slated to  drop in stores on November 25th! 

I think they both know exactly what they're doing with the album push back! February is the perfect month!

Doncha think?!?! 

Thursday, 24 October 2013

New Music: Leona Lewis debuts new Christmas single ‘One More Sleep’...

Christmas is all about spending time with your nearest and dearest, and Leona Lewis does just that on her new holiday anthem 'One More Sleep'. 

The festive pop cut comes complete with jingle bells, vibrant guitars and subtle drums, while expressing excitement for a loved one to come home at Xmas. 

It's really cute and bouncy and serves as the first single from her upcoming Christmas album 'Christmas, With Love', slated to hit UK stores on Dec. 2nd!

Listen below!

Sevyn Streeter & K. Michelle perform live at ASCAP's 'Women Behind The Music'...

ASCAP’s 5th Annual 'Women Behind The Music' was held last night in New York honouring Jeanine Mclean, Tina Davis, and Stacy Barthe!

K. Michelle performed a rousing rendition of the jazz classic 'Summertime', while Sevyn Streeter performed an acoustic version of her latest single 'It Won’t Stop'. 

Even in its stripped back glory, Sevyn's vocals remain  heavenly yet seductive. K did good but it was no patch on Fantasia's version!

Check out both performances inside!

Mariah Carey teases new single ‘The Art Of Letting Go’...

Mariah Carey gives lambs a teaser of her emotional new single 'The Art Of Letting Go', produced by Rodney Jerkins!

She delivers video footage on Facebook which shows the recording process of the song.

In the black and white clip, MC is working hard in the studio at 4am with JD, Jerkins, and a full orchestra. The track will make its debut on Facebook on November 11th, and hopefully, the album will follow later on in the year! Fingers crossed!

Watch a teaser below! 

Mary J. Blige gives dramatic performance of US National Anthem...

Queen of Hip Hop Soul Mary J. Blige showed up at Boston’s Fenway Park to perform the US National Anthem at Game 1 of ‘World Series.’

I would give her a C- for this performance. I mean, she has a good voice (not a great one), but this rendition was too dramatic for my tastes.

We get she wanted to show off what she could do. However, the National Anthem is not about her. Just sing the damn song!

Watch her rendition inside!

LeToya Luckett is the featured Bleu Bombshell for Bleu magazine...

I always felt that her looks were underrated, so it's nice to see LeToya Luckett receiving some major acknowledgement in Bleu magazine. 

She looks really nice with that auburn hair colour. She just needs to stop depriving and put out a new album asap! 

On the other hand, I have a horrible feeling she's over it already. Done and dusted. Oh well.

She also has a recurring role on VH1′s TV show ‘Single Ladies’, and did a photoshoot for it. Check it out! 

A flawless Janelle Monáe covers Uptown magazine’s October/November 2013 issue...

She's just a "ghetto black girl underneath it all”. One that knows how to own the hell out of a magazine cover!

Janelle Monae opens up quite a bit in her latest interview with Uptown magazine‘s Isoul Harris

The singer, who covers Uptown’s October/November 2013 issue, opens up about misconceptions about her personality, no longer stressing about record sales, and the one interview question that annoys her.

Check out the spread inside!