Saturday, 29 November 2014

Rihanna's new album listed on Play.com for December release...

Apparently, Play.com has Rihanna's new album listed for December 26th. 

The retailer made the standard and deluxe edition available for pre-order at a cost of £13.98. Sounds too good to be true right? I don't think it's legit to be honest. There's no way she can pull off a Beyoncé-style release without a hit single.

Listen to the official remix of Rita Ora's 'Get A Little Closer'...

An official remix of Rita Ora's new song ‘Get A Little Closer’ surfaced online last night.

The track, a part of her recording sessions with ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris, was set to appear on her upcoming new album before Harris took back all of his music and screwed her over completely. Rita debuted the song in several live performances but the original studio version never came out.

Alicia Keys covers 'Madame Figaro' (photoshoot)..

The November issue of French glossy 'Madame Figaro' features Alicia Keys on their cover.

She even did a chic new spread to go along with it and looked totally fierce! Alicia is preparing to give birth to her second child later this month (December arrives on Monday so let's pretend we're in December now.) This means her 7th studio album won't drop until next year.

Snapshots: Jessie J covers 'Glamour' (photoshoot)...

In the newest issue of Glamour magazine, Jessie J bares her pert butt in a pair of denim chaps!

A few weeks ago, Kim Kardashian attempted to “break the internet” with her bare butt on full display. However, Jessie's overall spread was tastefully done. There's actually more appeal to a photoshoot when a woman opts to leave something to the imagination.

Usher cancels FOUR European shows...

The European leg of Usher's 'UR Experience' tour has already been brought into disarray after the R&B legend cancelled a string of shows, leaving fans fuming.

He has cancelled his February 2015 dates in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Italy. Finland fans have expressed their anger the most because this is the second time he has cancelled a show there.

Ne-Yo announces release date for new album ‘Non-Fiction’...

Keep an eye out for Ne-Yo's new album 'Non-Fiction,' which he confirms will be released January 27th, 2015.

He made the announcement to fans while on stage at Project Club L.A.’s 'Pre-Thanksgiving Bash.' His 6th studio album has spawned the Jeezy-assisted single 'Money Can’t Buy' and the strip club banger 'She Knows' featuring Juicy J. Watch Ne-Yo's announcement below.

Listen to Frank Ocean's underwhelming new song in two years ‘Memrise’...

Taking to his Tumblr yesterday, Frank Ocean released a brand new song after a two-year hiatus. 

The stripped down 'Memrise,' has lyrics letting a lover know just how he imagines them. "I could fuck you all night long, from a memory alone,” he sings in a spoken word, staccato delivery. The production is very nostalgic with a bluesy, organic chill to it but this new tune is simply lackluster.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Beyoncé’s ‘Platinum Edition’ sales projections revealed...

According to early estimates, the Platinum Edition of Beyoncé’s eponymous fifth album will sell 60-65,000 copies. 

With minimal promotion, this is actually considered a respectable figure and it doesn't even end there. That number is also set to receive a boost since Billboard have now added new rules where streaming counts big time!

Jennifer Hudson & Gorgon City perform 'Go All Night' on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ finale...

Over in Los Angeles, Jennifer Hudson could have done with a little more fabric on the bottom of her dress.

But putting that aside, she looked great performing 'Go All Night' with electronic duo Gorgon City. The powerhouse delivered a banging performance during the season 19 finale of Dancing With The Stars last night and her vocals were enough to make souls vibrate.

Rihanna teases brand new music...

Brace yourself for Rihanna's comeback, because it's near!

Taking to Instagram, Rihanna posted a 15-second clip of a ratchet new song singing, “Ain’t none of this shit promised, ain’t none of this promised,” over some sirens. "ANY news about #R8 will be delivered directly from me!" she tweeted yesterday. It's not much but at least we get a taster from album #8!

Listen to Jordin Sparks new EP ‘Bye Felicia’...

Jordin Sparks drops her first mixtape '#ByeFelicia', presented by L.A. Leakers.

Jordin doesn't plan on releasing her next studio album until 2015, but she unleashes this nine track EP for your listening pleasure. She takes aim at everything, from Instagram stalkers, to her ex-boyfriend Jason Derulo on new music that shows off a feistier, more outspoken artist. Check it out!

Jennifer Lopez covers Russia's Harper’s Bazaar...

Hard to believe Jennifer Lopez is 45 years old when she looks like this. 

J.Lo, who is set to take over Vegas soon with her own residency, looks amazingly vampish while serving face on the cover of Russian's Harper’s Bazaar magazine. The shoot was snapped by celebrity photographers Gomillion & Leupold.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Gwen Stefani previews ‘Spark The Fire’ video...

Following the launch of comeback single ‘Baby Don’t Lie,’ Gwen Stefani is gearing up to drop the second track off her third solo album. 

The cut, titled ‘Spark The Fire’ is produced by Pharrell Williams, and the music video has been shot. The pair appeared on the The Ellen Degeneres Show yesterday to deliver an exclusive sneak peek, until it drops in one weeks time.

Faith Evans stars as the First Lady in 'Scandal' inspired video for 'Fragile'...

The video for Faith Evans' new single 'Fragile' is centered around a 'Scandal' inspired storyline.

Faith plays the First Lady in a White House replica with a cheating husband President. The cinematic clip is directed by Derek Blanks, and features a sample of The Mamas & the Papas’ 'California Dreamin.'

Jordin Sparks fires shots at her ex Jason Derulo on ‘How Bout Now’ (remix)...

Ever since Jordin Sparks split up from Jason Derulo, the private singer has kept a dignified silence, up until now.

Perhaps she got sick and tired of Derulo running his mouth off in multiple interviews about what may have caused their fairytale romance to end. She is now getting her say by putting him on blast on the remix to Drake’s 'How Bout Now.'

K. Michelle drops fourth new song 'Going Under'...

K. Michelle is preparing to release her sophomore album 'Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart?' on December 9th, and she's certainly been keeping the music coming.

The VH1 star is not giving up on love on her fourth release 'Going Under.' The cut serves as a refreshing synth-laced R&B midtempo, which samples lyrics from Grandmaster Flash’s 'The Message.' Good stuff.

Ariana Grande debuts new Christmas single 'Santa Tell Me'...

No other song can out-Christmas Mariah Carey’s 'All I Want For Christmas Is You,' but a new festive jingle from her pupil doesn't hurt.

Ariana Grande has debuted her Christmas single 'Santa Tell Me.' On the Xmas jam, she wishes for Santa Claus to deliver her a love that will last year after year. It's a cute song which falls in line with her usual pop stuff.

Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson perform on ‘SNL’...

Here's a great way to funk up your Saturday night. 

Hitmaking duo Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson took to the SNL stage to perform their new single 'Uptown Funk' for the first time. The stage was given an 80s club setting, as the fedora-wearing crooner and his Hooligans delivered a choreographed routine throughout. They were assisted by a full band, while Ronson did his stuff on guitar.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Jennifer Lopez & Iggy Azalea perform ‘Booty’ at AMAs...

Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea closed out the AMAs with a rump shaking performance of 'Booty.' 

J.Lo did what J.Lo does best, by flaunting her ASSets in a sexy black-and-white leotard and then shortly changed into a red one. She twerked on stage and even smashed it with a high octane dance break. This truly was a great way to close off the show!

Fergie & YG perform ‘L.A.LOVE (la la)’ at AMAs...

In her first televised performance in six years, Fergie delivered her West Coast party to the AMAs.

Looking sexy in a Jean Paul Gaultier leotard, she performed her new single 'L.A.LOVE (la la)' with assistance from DJ Mustard and rapper YG. Palm trees, chola dancers, and a party bus were all on board to bring the fun in repping her town.

Christina Milian & Lil Wayne debut ‘Start A Fire’ at AMAs...

Dating Lil Wayne certainly has its advances as Christina Milian is discovering. 

For her, this is a come-up as she has just scored herself a very first performance slot at a major awards show. The couple gave a debut performance of his new single 'Start A Fire' at the AMAs, lifted off his oft-delayed album 'Tha Carter V.' Cute.

Jessie J, Ariana Grande, & Nicki Minaj perform ‘Bang Bang’ at AMAs...

Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj brought the house down with 'Bang Bang' at the AMAs.

The talented trio rocked matching gold outfits for their second award show performance. Thankfully, Nicki didn't make a clown out of herself with any distracting wardrobe malfunctions, and Jessie got to briefly dance with her new boyfriend Luke James. Sweet.

Ariana Grande & The Weeknd Perform ‘Love Me Harder’ at AMAs...

Now this is different. Ariana Grande delivered a stripped down, jazz twist to some of her biggest hits at the AMAs!

The pint-sized diva showed off a more mature side to her vocals, performing jazzy acoustic renditions of hit singles 'Problem' and 'Break Free.' She was later joined by The Weeknd for their top 10 duet 'Love Me Harder.' Check it out!

Mary J. Blige performs ‘Therapy’ at AMAs...

Last night's American Music Awards saw Mary J. Blige perform new single 'Therapy.' 

Dressed in all black, Mary was proving to everyone that she is the essence of the soul with this performance. Sam Smith, who penned the track, was in the front row watching and admiring. The tune can be found on her upcoming new album 'The London Sessions' (due December 2nd.)

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Usher brings out Chris Brown at L.A. show...

Ladies, time to do more swooning and admiring.

The other night, Usher brought out Trey Songz during the Chicago stop of his 'UR Experience' tour. This time, Chris Brown put in a surprise appearance for 'Loyal' and 'New Flame' (featuring Usher.) They did a brief dance-off and Usher showed off his abs, which was a delight to his female fanbase.

Beyoncé premieres playful '7/11' video...

Here’s the official music video for Beyoncé’s ratchet banger '7/11.'  

The visual is really a twerktastic affair, and with booty popping visuals becoming the craze now (thanks to Jennifer Lopez, Iggy Azalea and Nicki Minaj), Bey is no longer that woman to miss out on trends. The song is still a load of crap but seeing Bey being fun, silly and playful at a slumber party gives it more likability.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Jessie J performs new single 'Masterpiece' + ‘Burnin' Up’ with 2 Chainz on ‘Kimmel’...

During her visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, Jessie J hit the outdoor stage to perform 'Burnin’ Up' with rapper 2 Chainz for the first time. 

Jessie has been getting great promo spots for this album. Not to mention that she's been performing this song a lot, only for it not to do anything. So much push and very little results.

Ariana Grande selects 'Best Mistake' as next single...

The taping of 'A Very Grammy Christmas' at the Shrine Auditorium took place in Los Angeles this week.

It saw lovebirds Ariana Grande and Big Sean lay thick the PDA while performing their duet 'Best Mistake.' According to Hollywood Life, the track serves as the fourth single from her latest album 'My Everything.'

Beyoncé promotes new single '7/11' in NYC...

Is this Beyoncé's way of promoting her new song '7/11'

Sure looks like it. The 33-year-old was spotted out in New York City drinking a slurpee (from 7/11 of course)! What are the chances that the image conscious diva drank the sugary beverage in its entirety? More likely, this was mainly for show to promote the track now that it has leaked in full. A stroke of marketing genius? Hell yeah.

Listen to Beyoncé's '7/11' & 'Ring Off' (extended previews)...

New Beyoncé music is finally here! OK, maybe I said that with too much enthusiasm because...

The Bobby Johnson/Detail-produced '7/11' serves as a ratchet, bass heavy,  club banger which is actually pretty garbage for a Beyoncé song.  It is so uninspiring! Then the (sexualised) lyrics, are pure nonsense but I'm sure it will do what it was set out to do at the clubs.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Rihanna attends ‘It’s Not Over’ premiere & speaks on "soon" to be released new album...

Last night, a classy Rihanna attended the MAC Cosmetics & MAC AIDS Fund’s premiere of 'It’s Not Over' in Los Angeles. 

The film 'It’s Not Over' tells the story of three millennials affected by HIV/AIDS. It is now available to stream on Netflix. Ri was looking really elegant in a sassy pink gingham Altuzarra skirt suit, while posing with MAC executives that evening.

Listen to snippets of two new Beyoncé songs '7/11' & 'Ring Off'...

Beyoncé has two new songs called '7/11' & 'Ring Off,' lifted off the Platinum Edition of her self titled re-release.

Now 30-second snippets of both songs are out, with '7/11' due to impact urban radio next week. I'm not feeling the autotune on '7/11.' It's not really grabbing me right now, but I may end up not getting enough when the track drops in full next week.

Usher brings out Trey Songz & August Alsina in Chicago...

Usher is clearly the daddy of cool when it comes to these younger R&B cats.

And ladies were in for a treat when the R&B vet brought Trey Songz and his current support act August Alsina during the Chicago stop of his the 'UR Experience' tour. August returned to the stage along with Trey to perform the remix to 'I Luv This Shit.' The fans did too.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Omarion unwraps ‘Sex Playlist’ album cover...

Omarion is aiming to steam up bedrooms everywhere with his fourth studio album 'Sex Playlist.'

Having heard some of the music, methinks not many babies will be made from it. For the racy artwork, the R&B crooner lies topless with a naked woman lying on top of him. Look out for his MMG/Atlantic Records debut which will arrive exclusively at digital retailers on December 2nd.

Listen to another new Mary J. Blige track, ‘Not Loving You’...

Mary J. Blige debuts another new song off her upcoming album 'The London Sessions,' called ‘Not Loving You.’

The hearty number serves as a down-tempo piano ballad laced with lots of soul and very empowering lyrics. The track itself promotes the importance of self love and allows Mary's strong vocals to take center stage.

Beyoncé's new single '7/11' to impact Urban Radio next week...

Another urban banger from Beyoncé is on its way.

All Access has listed Beyoncé's new single '7/11' to impact Urban formats on November 25th (one day after the ‘Platinum Edition’ re-release drops in stores). The song has been deemed similar to sounding like ‘Partition’ and serves as one of two new cuts featured on her repackaged self-titled re-release.

K. Michelle premieres ‘Maybe I Should Call’ video...

K. Michelle premieres the official music video for her brand new single 'Maybe I Should Call.'

The visuals based on lost love, sees the VH1 star looking on with regret as her man makes a new life for himself with his new wife and baby. The clip, inspired by a true story, was directed by Iren Sheffield Brown. Look out for her sophomore album 'Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart?' due December 9th.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars premieres ‘Uptown Funk’ video...

Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars premieres the throwback visuals for 'Uptown Funk.' 

The cut serves as the first single off Ronson’s fourth album 'Uptown Special.' The fun-filled visuals has an 80s vibe, and finds Bruno and The Hooligans dancing around in the streets looking crisp and dapper! Watching the fellas at the salon getting a fresh perm hasn't looked so charming... until now!

Listen to K. Michelle's third new song ‘How Do You Know?’...

K. Michelle shares third new song 'How Do You Know?' off her upcoming sophomore album 'Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart?' (due December 9th.)

The vulnerable piano ballad finds the songstress belting her heart out and getting caught in her feelings. She's attempting to move on from the past, and tries to find love again, but even this is proving to be a struggle.

Solange & her son Julez do choreography to ‘No Flex Zone’...

Daniel Julez certainly has some moves! 

During Solange‘s New Orleans wedding to Alan Ferguson, the singer and her 10-year-old son did a choreographed routine to Rae Sremmurd’s hit ‘No Flex Zone.’ Mother and son had lots of fun doing their little dance off in front of guests, including Beyoncé, Jay Z, and Janelle Monáe. So cute!

Wendy Williams defends Aaliyah biopic...

Wendy Williams has defended the critically panned Lifetime biopic, 'Aaliyah: Princess of R&B.'

The poorly put-together TV film was executive produced by Williams, who happily admits that despite "everyone having an opinion," the actual biopic was a ratings success. Obviously, the success was down to curiousity. People wanted to see how Aaliyah's relationship with R. Kelly would be addressed.

Lifetime’s 'Aaliyah: Princess of R&B' is an embarrassment to her legacy...

Lifetime’s 'Aaliyah: Princess of R&B' premiered over the weekend, and the biopic was a hot, tragic mess.

From the lazy production, bad script and sloppy dialogue to the mismatched casting and horrible acting. No real effort or research was put into it and it showed. I watched it last night and felt like I was being trolled.

Tinashe rocks ‘BBC Radio 1Xtra Live’...

During her overseas promo run for new album 'Aquarius', Tinashe visited UK's BBC Radio 1Xtra Live show in Birmingham to perform her tracks '2 On', 'Pretend' and 'All Hands On Deck.'

Tinashe had choreography for daaaays. She danced her ass off throughout her set, but the crowd was wack as hell. That is my hometown right there I'm sad to say. Get it together Birmingham!

Jessie J shoots ‘Masterpiece’ video...

Over the weekend, Jessie J was spotted on the Los Angeles set of her forthcoming music video for new single 'Masterpiece.'

It appears that 'Burning Up' will not be receiving the single treatment in the UK, which serves as no surprise given the lack of promo. Outside of the MOBO Awards, she has hardly performed it on UK soil.

Nicole Scherzinger shows Cheryl how to sing live on The X Factor...

Former X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger served up some amazing live vocals on The X Factor stage tonight. 

She belted out her latest new single 'Run' off latest album 'Big Fat Lie' and even showed Cheryl how to sing live too. Cheryl was previously dumped from the now axed X Factor USA just so that Nicole could replace her on the panel.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Solange marries Alan Ferguson in New Orleans...

*ADDITIONS* It's official! Solange Knowles and Alan Ferguson are now man and wife!

The loved up pair married earlier today at the Marigny Opera House in New Orleans. The nuptials took place in front of about 100 guests, reports E!, including Solange’s son Daniel Jnr, sister Beyoncé, her husband Jay Z, and their daughter Blue Ivy. It was all one big happy family during the big day.

Cheryl's 'Only Human' encounters poor album sales...

Ouch!  

Cheryl's new album 'Only Human,' debuted at #7 on the Official UK Album chart reportedly pushing just 20,000 copies in its first week

Cheryl may hold the record for being that one British female artist to achieve the most UK number ones, but her album sales are just not reflective. 

Ciara takes her club tour to Europe...

Time to get Super Turnt Up! Ciara brought her 'body party' to European shores over the weekend.

These pics show the singer performing at Rush Hour Club in Germany last night (November 15th). During the opening night, she told the crowd that she's currently working on her new album and when she comes back, she plans to bring the entire shebang.

Beyoncé attends Solange's pre-wedding dinner in New Orleans...

As of writing, 28-year-old Solange Knowles and her longtime boyfriend 51-year-old Alan Fergusson may very well be man and wife already (they say their vows today). 

The couple were preparing to say 'I do' this weekend, as celebrations in New Orleans got under way Friday night. Around 50 of their friends and family, including Beyoncé (pictured below) were treated to dinner and a cinema night.

Janet Jackson looks radiant at ROTA Gala dinner...

Last night, Janet Jackson was spotted with billionaire husband Wissam Al Mana at the 5th annual Reach Out To Asia Gala Charity Dinner in Qatar. 

Janet is looking regal and beautiful and her husband has that winning matching smile (nice teeth). She looks much better than she did several weeks ago. She probably had words with her make-up artist that less really is more.