Saturday, 31 May 2014

Jordin Sparks eyes fall release for new album...

In an interview with AOL Radio News, Jordin Sparks reveals that she wants the first official single off her upcoming new album to have a summer 2014 release, with a fall 2014 album release (via RCA Records). It's been five years since she released her second and last studio album 'Battlefield' in the States. 

Lyric video: Mary J. Blige - ‘Suitcase’...

Mary J. Blige premieres the official lyric video for her new single 'Suitcase' off the 'Think Like A Man Too' soundtrack. The film will be released on June 20th, and the single will be available via iTunes on June 3rd alongside a pre-order of the soundtrack.

Snapshot: Cheryl Cole unwraps official artwork for new single 'Crazy Stupid Love'...

Check out the official artwork for Cheryl Cole's new Tinie Tempah-assisted single 'Crazy Stupid Love'. The song will premiere on Monday (June 2nd) and the Anthony Mandler-directed music video will premiere the following Monday (June 9th) on VEVO.

Watch: Jennifer Lopez performs live at Summer Jam concert in Boston (full set)...

In promotion of her upcoming album 'A.K.A.', Jennifer Lopez performed live at Boston’s 94.5 Summer Jam last night. She performed two of her latest new singles alongside some classics. I won't comment on vocals but her energy and dance breaks were fierce and then some. Check out her 25 minute set below.

Friday, 30 May 2014

Mila J's interview with 'The Breakfast Club'...

In promotion of her new single 'Smoke, Drink, Break-Up,' Mila J dropped by Power 105.1 for an interview with ‘The Breakfast Club.’ The 31-year-old speaks on her earlier days in various girl groups, being in Prince’s 'Diamonds & Pearls' video, and working regular jobs while taking time away from the music scene. Of course it wouldn't be very breakfast club without the crude questions in between. Check it out.

Video Premiere: Ariana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea – ‘Problem’...

Ariana Grande finally premieres the video for her lead single 'Problem' featuring rapper Iggy Azalea who currently has the #1 single in the States ('Fancy'). The clip, directed by Young Astronaut, features a cameo from a whispering Big Sean. I liked the 60s concept they had going on but with the song being a major hit, they could have at least given her a bigger budget.

New Music: Mary J. Blige - 'Suitcase' (new single)...

Mary J. Blige drops new song 'Suitcase,' the first single off her upcoming album 'Think Like A Man Too,' which also serves as the official soundtrack to the movie as well. The track, produced by Mark Fiest, serves as a thumping R&B jam with sparse hand claps and oriental style piano riffs.

Mariah Carey's 'You Don’t Know What To Do' now touted as FIRST official single...

I could not think of a more fitting title right now. Seriously. After releasing FIVE singles, Mariah Carey is dismissing them all as "buzz", while planning to release the fan favourite 'You Don’t Know What To Do.' In mid May, she debuted the disco jam on the Today Show Summer concert series.

Mariah Carey's 'Chanteuse' sales predictions LOWERED by Hits Daily Double...

Earlier this week, Hits Daily Double had predicted that Mariah Carey's brilliant new album 'Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse' would sell between 60-65K. Well, if you thought things couldn't get any worse, you well and truly thought wrong.

Lyrics video: Danity Kane - 'Lemonade'...

Until we get the real visuals, here is the official lyrics video for Danity Kane's latest single 'Lemonade.' The group's Tyga assisted, Stereotypes produced lead single has been making a splash on both the charts and radio and now the lyrics video has been released to support it. Check it out! 

Mila J performs 'Smoke, Drink, Break-Up' on '106 & Park'...

During her recent visit to '106 & Park,' Mila J took to the stage to perform her new breakout single 'Smoke, Drink, Break-Up.' Every pretty female R&B singer that dances especially those with exotic looks, long dark hair and baggy clothes is going to get compared to Aaliyah. It's inevitable. However...

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Cheryl Cole announces premiere date for 'Crazy Stupid Love' featuring Tinie Tempah...

Moments ago, Cheryl Cole announced that her new single 'Crazy Stupid Love' featuring Tinie Tempah, will premiere next week Monday (June 2nd) and will hit iTunes on July 20th! As reported previously, she will perform the song on the finale of Britain's Got Talent on June 7th. What do you think about this sexy new promo pic?

Rita Ora announces second single 'Get A Little Closer'...

Chatting to MTV, Rita Ora confirms that the second single after 'I Will Never Let You Down,' will be 'Get A Little Closer.' Rita premiered the song live for the first time during BBC Radio 1′s Big Weekend on May 25th. She also revealed that her new album is all about love and the "honeymood period." Seems Calvin definitely has this chick sprung!

Snapshot: Rihanna leaves recording studio + Stargate discusses new album...

Yesterday saw Rihanna leaving a recording studio after a recording session (pictured). Vibe magazine also spoke with Tor Erik, one half of platinum production duo Stargate for an inside look at Rihanna's upcoming album, due later this year.

Video Premiere: Jennifer Lopez – ‘First Love’...

The ageless Jennifer Lopez serves up some glossy visuals for new single ‘First Love.’ The video brims with many a beauty shot and not much else. However, she gets to canoodle with hunky D&G model David Gandy in the Anthony Mandler-directed clip, which was shot in the desert outside LA earlier this month.

Snapshot: Jessie J shoots artwork for third studio album...

No one can fault Jessie J for moving on to album number three so quickly. When your second album isn't a success like the first, privileges to milk it out for as long as possible are option-less due to wasted time and resources. Now she shares this photo on Instagram during a "15 hour" cover shoot for the upcoming project. It looks like it's going to be a vibrant and colourful affair. Hopefully, she comes back with better music this time.

Video Premiere: Miguel – ‘Simple Things’...

Walking from the city to the beach to enjoy snuggles with your sexy girlfriend (played by Sports Illustrated model Gigi Hadid) is why many of us find beauty in the 'Simple Things.' Miguel puts that point across in the black-and-white visuals for his new single, which is lifted off the 'Girls' Vol. 2 soundtrack.

New Music: Nicole Scherzinger releases new single 'Your Love'...

Nicole Scherzinger finally drops her new single 'Your Love,' which is produced by The Dream and Tricky Stewart. The uptempo number is definitely different for Tricky and Dream, fusing urban-pop elements with synth trumpets and some subtle dance. In the lyrics, Nicole refers to love being so powerful it 'knocks you down like Mike Tyson.' But is this tune a knock-out?

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

New Music: Lana Del Rey unveils snippet of 'Brooklyn Baby'...

As part of an album preview for 'Ultraviolence,' Lana Del Rey releases a snippet of 'Brooklyn Baby,' alongside extracts from 'Shades of Cool', and the title track. The album is due June 13th, and features lead single 'West Coast.'

Behind the Scenes: Jennifer Lopez's ‘First Love’ video...

Dolce & Gabbana model David Gandy enjoy some intimate love scenes with Jennifer Lopez on the Mojave Desert set of her upcoming music video for ‘First Love.’ Don't expect the sexy duo to hook up off screen because J.Lo says her relationship with Casper Smart is "all good!"

Rihanna teases alleged lyrics to new music...

Navy is well aware that Rihanna has a knack for posting new lyrics pre-album launch. So today, she teased what many believe are lyrics for her eighth studio album, due November. The rumoured lyrics are followed by the hashtag #barz and they are looking quite controversial, which is nothing new for Riri.

Mariah Carey's new album 'Chanteuse' has poor predicted first week sales...

It has been predicted by Chart News that Mariah Carey's new album 'Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse' is only set to sell a paltry 65k-70k in its first week. Still, she has a chance at going to #1 despite these disappointing predicted sales (we shall compare this with HDD's predicted sales shortly).

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Jhené Aiko performs ‘The Worst’ on ‘Ellen’...

There's something liberating about being barefoot and free as possible. During a visit to Monday’s 'Ellen DeGeneres Show,' the very stunning Jhené Aiko misplaces her shoes to deliver a cool and sultry performance of her 'Sail Out' single 'The Worst' alongside her band.

Cheryl Cole announces new single ‘Crazy Stupid Love’...

In a recent interview with UK's Hello! magazine, Cheryl Cole confirms that the lead single off her fourth studio album is called ‘Crazy Stupid Love.’ A debut performance of the song will take place on the finale of Britain’s Got Talent on June 7th, with the track hitting iTunes immediately after.

Ne-Yo releases new single 'Money Can’t Buy' (featuring Jeezy)...

R&B crooner Ne-Yo drops his new single 'Money Can’t Buy', off his sixth studio album (allegedly entitled) 'Non Fiction', due September 30th. The song is produced by Jaytez Super and DJ Montay and features a verse from Jeezy. Stream the song after the jump. 

Monday, 26 May 2014

Lana Del Rey debuts new song 'Ultraviolence' live...

During her show in Vancouver, Lana Del Rey unveiled a brand new song, the title track off her upcoming new album, 'Ultraviolence', due June 13th. The song is a slow burning ballad about a bittersweet relationship involving domestic abuse.

Rita Ora covers 'Drunk In Love' (again) on Le Grand Journal...

Rita Ora is promoting 'BEYONCÉ' more than Beyoncé. Not that boss Jay Z is complaining. Following her cover of the singer's hit song 'Drunk In Love' at Radio One's Big Weekend, Rita Ora jetted into Paris earlier today to deliver a repeat performance of the song on Le Grand Journal.

Day 26 release dated new single 'Bulls#!t'...

After a five-year absence, Day 26 return with new single 'Bulls#!t,' off their upcoming EP appropriately titled, 'The Return', due June 24th. Take a listen to the track inside.

Nicole Scherzinger drops snippet of new single 'Your Love' [Extended preview]...

The Dream and Tricky Stewart are the producers behind Nicole Scherzinger's new single 'Your Love', which will hit digital retailers on June 2nd. It will be released through RCA/Sony Music Entertainment group signalling the end of her ten-year relationship with Interscope Records. Before its May 29th premiere, here's an extended snippet below!

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Rita Ora covers Beyoncé's 'Drunk In Love' at Radio One Big Weekend [Full set]...

A colourful Rita Ora brought some sunshine to Radio One's Big Weekend in Glasgow earlier today. She donned multi-coloured cornrows, rainbow trainers and a rompie trackie while performing old hits, new cuts from her upcoming album and several cover songs including Beyoncé's 'Drunk In Love.' 

Album Review: Mariah Carey - 'Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse'...

This week, Mariah Carey drops her 14th studio album 'Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse.' Following motherhood, and a controversial stint on American Idol, Mariah focuses solely on the music despite quite a few false starts.

Trey Songz drops video teaser for new single ‘Foreign’...

Embracing his love of exotic/international women, Trey Songz releases a visual trailer for his new single ‘Foreign.’ All races and cultures of beautiful women are featured in the clip, which serves as promotion for his upcoming new album 'Trigga,' due July 1st. 

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Absentee Beyoncé wishes Kim & Kanye "a lifetime of unconditional love"...

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West officially got married today. However, Beyoncé and Jay Z not attending the wedding in Florence, Italy, has made more headlines than the actual ceremony itself. Of course Bey must have been all too aware of this and took to Instagram to offer her contrived well wishes.

Adele doesn’t make soul music, says Estelle...

During a recent interview with Global Grind, Estelle says she does not agree with Adele's music being billed in the 'Soul' category with Aretha Franklin.  In fact, she refers to Adele's music as common old 'Folk' music. Womp, womp! Is she right though? Or could Estelle be a little bitter about Adele's success?

#PoorMichelle strikes again...

I died. I cried. And then I died again. This week, former Destiny's Child singer Michelle Williams dropped her new single 'Say Yes', featuring  Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland. Um... Not the white one that acts you blinding fools. The BLACK one that sings gospel.

Solange encounters dramatic spike in sales after Jay Z fight...

This week, Solange saw a 300% increase in her sales after she served Jay Z with an elevator smackdown. It was also a golden opportunity for her to drop an album because it's highly unlikely she will encounter this much publicity for a second time, at least not in this lifetime.

A lamb spends $1,200 to get Mariah Carey's new album early...

On her new album, Mariah Carey has a song called 'Dedicated,' featuring Nas. She should consider dedicating it to one lamb of hers because Milo Yiannopoulos, a columnist for Business Insider, spent $1,200 just to fly out to Germany from London to buy her album early. Some people have money to flush down the toilet.

Ariana Grande previews new video 'Problem' (featuring Iggy Azalea)...

It's almost here! Ariana Grande unveils the first teaser for the upcoming music video of her hit single 'Problem,' featuring Iggy Azalea and rapper Big Sean. Both gals don 60s-chic inspired looks for the black and white clip, which will premiere in full next week on VEVO. Check it out!

Friday, 23 May 2014

Rihanna records 12 songs for the 'Home' soundtrack...

According to Jeffrey Katzenberg, “Rihanna has done 12 songs for the movie ‘Home.’ In the film, Rihanna offers her voice to a character named Tip. The plot is centred around an alien species relocating to Earth in a bid to hide from their mortal enemy.

Mariah Carey lines up new single 'Faded'...

Apparently, it looks like 'Faded' is set to be Mariah Carey's new single off her new album 'Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse.' At least Mike Will Made-It, the producer behind the song seems to suggest that. Though we should wait for the official announcements from the singer herself. 

Brandy hits the studio with Diane Warren...

If you were a fan of 'Have You Ever?' from Brandy's classic 'Never Say Never' album, you will be pleased to know that she has hooked up with legendary songwriter Diane Warren once again for her upcoming new album. Unlike 'NSN,' I'm not going to wish for Rodney Jerkins to executive produce this project.

Ne-Yo announces new single ‘Money Can’t Buy’ (featuring Jeezy)...

Today on Instagram, Ne-Yo unwraps the illustrated artwork for his new single 'Money Can’t Buy' featuring Jeezy. A scantily clad chick is shown with a 'Priceless' tag attached to her wrist. The song serves as the lead single from his sixth studio album and will premiere on Tuesday, May 27th.

Michelle Williams unwraps artwork for 'Say Yes' (featuring Beyoncé & Kelly Rowland)...

This week, Michelle Williams premiered her new single 'Say Yes' featuring her former Destiny's Child band mates Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland. The official artwork, shown below, shows Michelle looking quite jolly.

Nicole Scherzinger announces premiere date for new single 'Your Love'...

Early this morning, Nicole Scherzinger announced that her new single 'Your Love' will make its grand debut next Thursday on May 29th. It serves as the lead single from her new album, following her new deal with UK's RCA. A beach-located video for the track was shot earlier this week in Malibu.

Aaliyah biopic: Tristin Mays shares auditioning experience for upcoming TV bio...

Former child star Tristin Mays has shared her experiences of what it was like auditioning for the upcoming Aaliyah biopic. The actress, who once played Shaina on Nickelodeon's Gullah Gullah Island in the 90s, recently auditioned for the role but did not get the part.

Whitney Houston biopic to be directed by Angela Bassett...

Relentless discussion to bring Whitney Houston’s life to the big/small screen has been an ongoing process since she passed away prematurely in 2012. Actress Angela Bassett is set to direct Lifetime’s upcoming filmography on the life of late pop singer.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Charlie Sheen responds to Rihanna's "old queen" insult...

Earlier today, Rihanna responded to Charlie Sheen's angry rant by calling him an "old queen" with his diapers in a bunch. But it appears the former 'Two And A Half Men' actor is not taking this lying down and as with the Teyana Taylor Twitter war, this could end up resulting in a never-ending back and forth.