Thursday, 30 April 2015

Leona Lewis album roll-out revealed...

According to a new article in Billboard, Leona Lewis is set to give the first live UK performance of new single 'Fire (Under My Feet)' as early as next week.

The radio single premiere will also occur in two weeks. 

I wonder what show the song will be performed on. To be honest, there are not many high profile shows on at the moment besides 'Britain's Got Talent.'

Artwork: Britney Spears ft. Iggy Azalea - ‘Pretty Girls’ (new single)...

Song due to premiere May 5th...
Britney Spears fans were struck with some bad news today, following cancellation of two 'Piece Of Me' shows after an ankle injury. 

How someone manages to sustain an ankle injury just by jumping up and down is beyond me. 

However, she does make up for it by releasing the official extra-terrestrial inspired artwork for her new single Pretty Girls’ (featuring Iggy Azalea).

Album snippets: Ciara - 'Jackie'...

Track by track album teaser surfaces...
Ciara's latest album 'Jackie' arrives in stores on May 4th, via Epic Records. 

Can't wait til then?

Well, snippets from her sixth studio album have found their way online, which includes lead single 'I Bet' and the Dr. Luke-produced second single 'Dance Like We’re Making Love.'

Pre-order the album now from iTunes and listen to snippets below.

Does Lady Gaga have tumthing to tell us?

Lady Gaga and her fiancé Taylor Kinney took a stroll on the beach in Malibu earlier today. 

Just as I suspected in an earlier post this week, Lady Gaga could very well be pregnant. In these pics, it looks like she's trying to hide a very visible baby bump.

Her face looks pregnant too. It's only a matter of time before they announce it. Congrats if true!

Janet Jackson spotted in Milan...

Reclusive singer failed to dodge paps...
Janet Jackson and her billionaire husband Wissam Al Mana were spotted attending Giorgio Armani’s 40th anniversary dinner at Nobu in Milan yesterday. 

Judging by her body language, she clearly didn't want to be seen and tried to go incognito. Unfortunately, paps were able to take some pics as she and hubby walked into the reception hand in hand. 

Will we ever see her walk a red carpet ever again?

On a snaky note, Rihanna & Chris Brown reunite...

And not in the way you think either... 
Rihanna and Chris Brown reunited on Tuesday night to help Travi$ Scott celebrate his 23rd birthday in the Hollywood Hills. 

During the pirate-themed bash, the former couple posed with anacondas around their necks.

Interesting.

Oh what I would give to be a fly on the wall at this star-studded party.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Rihanna's first Puma ad...

Rihanna, who is creative director of Puma, and Puma’s global ambassador, delivers a sporty pose in her first ad for the brand. 

The ad is part of Puma’s 'Forever Faster' brand campaign, in which she is seen decked in Puma gear and rocking Pulse XT sneakers. Such a fab photo!

Puma is back in style now and it will only become the rage now that Rihanna's name is attached to it. If it wasn't cool to wear Puma back then, it certainly is... now.

Video premieres: Dawn Richard's ‘Calypso’ + Sevyn Streeter's ‘4th Street’...

Dawn Richard re-introduces herself as simply 'DΔWN' in her new 'Calypso' music video. 

The futuristic piece, directed by digital GIF artist Kytten Janae, shows Dawn gallavating with metallic humanoids. 

The artistic video was kind of cool and weird at the same time. This chick must have some serious money to burn, because it's apparently her fifth music video off latest album 'Blackheart.' 

Ciara & new flame Russell Wilson step out to White House State dinner...

Talk about an upgrade!
Ciara and Russell Wilson took their new romance public during their first official appearance at the White House. 

The pair joined President Obama, the First Lady Michelle Obama and 200 other guests including politicians and Hollywood stars. 

They dined on a meal prepared by chef Masaharu Morimoto of TV’s 'Iron Chef' fame.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Mariah Carey arrives at Caesars Palace for Las Vegas residency...

Fans queued up at Caesars Palace to glimpse their idol Mariah Carey making her arrival in Las Vegas for her 'Mariah #1 to Infinity' residency.

I hope she does well, and it doesn't end in her legacy suffering total ruin. Her last few performances have not been so great in recent years.  

Anyway, she looks pretty. A far cry from her latest artworks, but still pretty nonetheless.

New Music: Ciara – ‘Dance Like We’re Making Love’...

Ciara showcases her seductive, sensual side on baby-making number 'Dance Like We’re Making Love.' 

The bedroom cut serves as the second single off her upcoming new album 'Jackie' (due next week). 

'Dance', which is now available on iTunes, was produced by Dr. Luke and Cirkut. It has this cute hook, and nice minimalist production, highlighting her vocals, which I gotta admit are on point.

Monday, 27 April 2015

Ciara for L’Officiel (photoshoot)...

Russell Wilson is winning. 

Ciara looks stunning and model-esque in her new photoshoot with L’Officiel Singapore. Lucky Russell. His coy response in an interview when asked to confirm his relationship with the pretty singer very well tells the story. 

I found it cute how he detracted from answering the question and promoted her upcoming concert instead. I guess they're not ready to go fully public yet.

Rihanna looking flawless in Hawaii, while album roll-out comes into dispute...

A bikini-clad Rihanna continues to enjoy her Hawaiian vacation without a care in the world, despite major concerns over her album roll-out.

Media outlets believe Rihanna premiering her 'American Oxygen' video exclusively on Tidal may have hurt the launch of the song, which sold only 19K in its first four days. 

On top of that, reports suggest Apple (who deny it) are sabotaging Rihanna and other artists on Tidal.

Brandy debuts new pixie cut...

While out in San Francisco, Brandy debuted her brand new pixie cut.

I want to believe this is her own hair, but apart of me is thinking it might just be a wig. Remember when Ciara debuted her new 'cut' a couple of years ago? It just seems like a drastic move on her behalf like when Beyoncé did it (and even then, I still wasn't convinced).

Wig or not, she looks fantastic. She has the face for it.

Lady Gaga shows off new body at New Orleans gig...

Lady Gaga flaunted her healthier new figure during her performance with Tony Bennett at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. 

She is looking like a curvier Amy Winehouse here. As for her look, she could be pregnant or she must be really happy in her engagement to Taylor Kinney. 

Nothing wrong with that contented weight gain. I just think she needs to wear better outfits and ditch those horrible wigs.

New Music: Mariah Carey – ‘Infinity’...

"Boy, you actin' so corny like Fritos!"
Mariah Carey delivers some serious shade towards her soon to be ex-husband Nick Cannon on new break-up single 'Infinity.'

I don't love the song. As a matter of fact, I'm underwhelmed by it (don't hate it though). 'Infinity' sounds like a standard R&B tune from Mariah post 'E=MC².' It has its nice parts I guess but the verses are difficult to decipher and the song lacks a catchy melody. It won't be a hit for her.

MC's greatest hits album '#1 to Infinity', is due May 18th via Epic Records.

Friday, 24 April 2015

Video Premiere: Jessie J - 'Flashlight'...

Peep the visuals for Jessie J's latest single 'Flashlight,' off the 'Pitch Perfect 2' soundtrack.

The video features Jessie J singing on campus with exclusive clips from the film throughout. The upcoming American musical comedy will be out on May 15th whilst the album will be released on May 11th via Universal Music. 

Looks like Jessie has given up on her own album already. 

New Music: Ciara – ‘Fly’ (snippet)...

Ciara teases  a brand new track called 'Fly,' off her upcoming 'Jackie' album, due May 5th.

The uptempo Polow Da Don produced cut sees Ciara making a return to her pop roots. It's vintage Ciara as it sounds like a combo of 'Get Up' and '1,2 Step.'

Her next single from the project will be 'That’s How I’m Feeling' featuring Missy Elliott and Pitbull.

More snaps from Tina Knowles wedding day + Blue Ivy steals the show...

Beyoncé shares more pics from magical day...
Beyoncé took to her official site to post more photos from her mother Tina Knowles wedding to actor Richard Lawson.

Blue Ivy and her cousin Daniel 'Julez' Smith (Solange's 10-year-old son) were the flower girl and ring bearer. This father and daughter moment truly melted my heart.

Blue is so cute, and Julez is going to be a heartbreaker. I take it they don't consider Michelle Williams to be family.

New Music: Monica, Jeezy, & Yo Gotti – ‘Do Me Like That’...

Monica guest features on DJ Sense's new song ‘Do Me Like That,’ alongside Jeezy, and Yo Gotti.

The bass heavy cut will certainly have the clubs popping, but this is no Monica single. It's just something fun, until her real 'Code Red' single finally debuts, whenever that will be. Monica has been recording this new album before she even became pregnant with Laiyah.

It's been due.

Mariah Carey unwraps ‘Infinity’ artwork (new single)...

Looks better than official album cover...
Mariah Carey looks like she stepped out of 1997 on the official artwork for her new single ‘Infinity.’

She's become the Queen of unrealistic but you can't be mad at her right? The track is in support of her upcoming greatest hits album ‘#1 To Infinity,’ which is set to debut this coming Monday alongside the Brett Ratner directed music video. 

Roll on April 27th!

Ciara covers L’Officiel Singapore...

Ciara brings a touch of old Hollywood glam on the cover of L’Officiel Singapore magazine’s May 2015 issue.

Cici stuns in an Armani snake-skin print shirt on the cover photo, shot by Francesco Carrozzini.

She looks great, but I fear for her upcoming album. I don't know what it is with her album rollouts but methinks she needs better management before she becomes the second coming of Ashanti.

Janet Jackson reportedly turned down Vegas residency...

Musical return looking doubtful...
That highly anticipated Janet Jackson comeback simply doesn't look like it's happening anytime soon. 

According to the Las Vegas Sun, plans for a Janet Jackson run of shows at the Venetian have fallen through for the moment as she turned down what was labeled the final financial offer. Seems she was not happy with the money and bailed. 

Janet may never release another album, simply because she doesn't want to.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Beyoncé, Solange & Kelly Rowland are pretty in white at Tina Knowles' wedding...

Photos from Tina Knowles all white wedding to Richard Lawson earlier this month have just been released. 

The couple pose with their daughters Beyoncé, Solange and Bianca Lawson, alongside Kelly Rowland and more.

The amount of all white weddings this family have had in recent months. All that extravagrant food and fine wine! Blue Ivy may be next to get married but that could be 25 years down the line.

Ciara & Seahawks QB Russell Wilson (kind of) announce they're dating...

Singer really did "upgrade" her man...
A press release today lists Russell Wilson as attending this weekend’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner in Washington, D.C. “with his date Ciara.” 

The newly divorced Seattle Seahawks quarterback was recently seen with Ciara at Pike Place Market. 

They were first spotted together at a Mariners-Rangers game in Seattle this past Sunday.

Rihanna to perform on ‘Saturday Night Live’...

It has just been confirmed by NBC that Rihanna will serve as the musical guest on SNL’s May 16th finale episode. 

I hope she debuts a brand new song from R8. This might be an indicator that her album is a lot closer than anticipated. I wouldn't say no to a  deathly hilarious Shy Ronnie skit either.

What songs do you think Rihanna will perform on SNL?

Brandy performs 'Roxie' on 'Today'...

In promotion of her nearing Broadway stint, Brandy visited the 'Today Show' yesterday to perform 'Roxie' from Chicago. 

Of course I'd have preferred it if she was performing her own music and promoting her own album. After all, I've seen enough Roxie Hart performances to last me a lifetime.

However, it was still good seeing a new dimension to Brandy's talent. Solid.

Natalie La Rose & Jeremih perform ‘Somebody’ on ‘Ellen’...

Breakout Dutch star Natalie La Rose made her national television debut on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' on Wednesday, performing her hit single ‘Somebody’ with Jeremih. 

I don't get the Tinashe comparisons. People pit them against each other because they sing, dance and have a similar look. 

But when Tinashe first came out, people said she was jacking Ciara.

Beyoncé & Jay Z might be releasing their joint album on Tidal...

Still trying to make Tidal happen... 
Jay Z’s streaming service Tidal has been receiving some really bad press. 

It's no wonder the rapper is picking the crumbs out of his ass to try and salvage the damage.

According to DJ Skee, the mogul and his wife Beyoncé are preparing to release their joint album exclusively via Tidal, which is said to be nearing completion. Not a very good move I'm sorry to say. In fact, it is most guaranteed to backfire if true.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea added to Billboard Music Awards line-up...

Officially confirmed...
Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea will debut the first televised performance of  their new single 'Pretty Girls' at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards on May 17th. 

I'm not expecting Britney to snatch anyone's wig with this performance. However, I do hope she has something up her sleeve to prevent camera savvy Taylor Swift from stealing her shine. 

Call me cynical but that might excite me more actually. 

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

New Music: Rihanna – ‘James Joint’...

Shares love of marijuana on new joint (pun intended)...
In celebration of 420, Rihanna shares an interlude called 'James Joint' from her eighth studio album. 

It's the same interlude she was talking about in her recent interview with 'V' magazine. Weed is disgusting, but Rihanna makes it sound so rousing!

The music is chilled and soulful with jazzy undertones, and her vocals are smooth and very sensual. Nice cut. Sadly... it's just an interlude...

Leona Lewis releases trailer for new single 'Fire'...

Serving major vocals!
A brand new trailer shows Leona Lewis shedding perspective behind her upcoming new single 'Fire.'

Even better is that we get an extended snippet of the Tony Gad produced cut and it's giving pure Adele teas! She's hitting those high notes like there's no tomorrow. Fantastic!

The lead single off her upcoming studio album 'I Am' premieres in the UK on April 27th. Watch the exciting new trailer below.

Rihanna talks new album + unwraps sexy cover shoot for ‘V’ magazine...

Singer sizzles in colourful new spread...
Here is Rihanna’s cover shoot for the summer issue of 'V' magazine.

She looks like oldschool Lil Kim before the skin bleaching took over. Very 90s style. Rihanna looks great serving this vintage look. Her issue of V magazine hits all good newstands on May 7th.

Peep inside for excerpts about her upcoming new album R8, and the entire spread below.

Janet Jackson responds to fans 'comeback' pleas...

Still not giving anything away... 
Janet Jackson has responded to fans begging for her to make a comeback to music. 

They created a 'missing' poster on Twitter pleading with her to make a return to the music charts. This caught the attention of Janet's legendary producer Jimmy Jam who shared the poster. 

Janet only responded a week later, retweeting the poster herself and writing a cryptic message in return.

Beyoncé & Nicki Minaj are reportedly shooting a music video...

'Flawless' collaborators reportedly preparing visuals...
The quite reliable Gerrick D. Kennedy of the The LA Times is claiming that Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé are shooting a music video for ‘The Pink Print’ joint, 'Feeling Myself'.

Some of the scenes are said to have been shot during their hang out time at Coachella so don't expect it to be some big budget cinemagraphic piece. 

Are you checking a video for 'Feeling Myself'?

Kelly Rowland & Brandy score new BET shows...

Set to take over the small screen...
BET have announced new shows for Kelly Rowland and Brandy. 

The latter's show will see Brandy playing the lead role in a romantic comedy. Her character Zoë Moon will play a new divorcee. 

She is juggling a life between being a single mom to a 10-year-old son and a career as a blossoming cosmetics mogul. Talk about art imitating life! 

Ciara stuns in new ‘Jackie’ album promo...

Slaying yet again... 
Ciara looks gorgeous in this beautiful new promotional pic for her upcoming studio album ‘Jackie,’ due May 4th via Epic Records.

It looks like a combo of two different Aaliyah shoots; the one Aaliyah did for her last album and the black and white one she did for Vibe. Stunning. 

She just needs to hurry up and release a second single. Her album release is in just three weeks time.

Britney debuts new ‘Rocker Femme Fantasy’ perfume commercial...

Hopes fragrance will unlock your inner rock & roll...
While we await for her new single 'Pretty Girls' to unleash itself, Britney Spears debuts a brand new commercial for latest perfume, 'Rocker Femme Fantasy.'

The commercial was recently shot backstage at her Vegas show during her opening piece. 

Who needs a big budget commercial these days when you own a billion dollar perfume empire?

Beyoncé flashes gold Apple watch that has yet to go on sale...

Exclusive product placement...
Taking to Instagram, Beyoncé shared photos of herself at Coachella rocking an exclusive Apple watch with gold link bracelet. 

The watch, which has not been made available to the public yet, comes in three varieties. Prices range from $549 to $1,099. 

However, the Watch Sport series ranges from $349 to $399, and the premium Edition starts at an eye watering $10,000 to $17,000.

Monday, 20 April 2015

Ariana Grande & Big Sean split up...

Pair say they will "remain close friends."
Rapper Big Sean and pint sized diva Ariana Grande have ended their relationship after nearly nine months of dating.

Watch: Ciara's baby dances to one of her new tunes...

Cutest form of promo you will ever see! 
Ciara took to Instagram to post a video of adorable son, 11-month-old Future dancing up a storm to her new uptempo tune, 'All Good.'

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Behind the scenes: Christina Milian's 'Rebel' video...

Scantily-clad singer gives us a little sneak peek...
Christina Milian teams up with creative director C.J. South and director/producer Alton Glass for her seductive 'Rebel' visuals. Watch some behind the scenes footage inside.

Saturday, 18 April 2015