Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Ariana Grande's performance duet with Xtina underwhelms


On paper, this should have been good. But in reality, Ariana and Christina's performance was such a hot mess. Christina's voice simply didn't fit with ‘Dangerous Woman’ and they were both just screaming high notes. Very underwhelming to say the least. They also performed Ari's latest single ‘Into You’ during last night's ‘The Voice’ finale.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Christina Aguilera wants to collaborate with Beyoncé


During a quick chat on The Voice red carpet this week, Xtina was asked if there's anyone she would like to collaborate with on her new album. She name dropped Beyoncé. It "would be a pretty fierce combination" she said. The closest thing she would get to a Bey collab would be via hologram, and that's even if she's lucky!

Beyoncé & Jay Z's joint album dropping "very soon!"

Bey and Jay Z's joint album is reportedly complete and slated to drop as a TIDAL exclusive “very soon.” It may address infidelity rumors. Bey's album was clearly a publicity stunt to attract sales. If she didn't want people gossiping about the state of her marriage, she should not have recorded a Jay Z bashing album. Then there wouldn't be anything to address at all.  

RedOne produces 8 songs for new Gaga album

RedOne reveals he's produced eight songs for Lady Gaga's fifth studio album so far. He's produced some of her biggest hits including 'Poker Face', 'Bad Romance' and more! We've known for a while that they reunited, but the extent of his involvement was unknown. Gaga and RedOne are such a dynamic and successful duo. She clearly doesn't want to flop again.

Mariah Carey inks 2-year Hallmark deal, which includes 3 original songs

MC has signed a two-year movie deal with Hallmark Channel. She will executive produce, direct and star in three original movies for the network, and write an original song for each. The first installment is set to premiere during Hallmark’s 2017 Valentine’s Day programming. MC's career is venturing more into TV, but at least she is still bringing the musical element.

Video Premiere: Ariana Grande - ‘Into You’


What more can you ask for from an Ariana Grande visual? She's serving face, plot and hot ass Don Benjamin. The video for 'Into You' comes hot off her BBMAs performance. Ari will also be performing with Christina Aguilera during tomorrow night's 'Voice' finale. Now that's going to be some sing off!

Video Premiere: Adele - ‘Send My Love (To Your New Lover)’

Adele’s new video is serving dreamy apparition realness. They tried to be artistic, but I was bored. Who cares when she's being offered the biggest recording contract in history?! Sony Music Entertainment are trying to secure a new deal said to be £90 million ($130 million) following the blockbuster sales of her latest album '25.' Cha-ching!

Madonna & Stevie Wonder perform Prince tribute #BBMAs

Madonna (with assistance from Stevie Wonder) led an emotional tribute to Prince at BBMAs despite a campaign calling for her removal. There has been a lot of mixed reaction towards her tribute and some have even criticized it passionately. I won't do that though. What I will say is that it was a sombre tribute to an amazing artist who will never be forgotten.

Ariana Grande brings out her fun side for #BBMAs


Ariana's dancing has gotten a tad bit better these days. This performance might just encourage you to buy some 6 inch heels and start dancing and jumping around in your kitchen. Check out Ari performing 'Into You' off her recently released new album 'Dangerous Woman,' below.

Rihanna serving vocals! #BBMAs


I'm so glad Rihanna performed 'Love On The Brain' at BBMAs because it's one of my favourite songs on 'ANTi.' The song epitomizes her voice so well and showcases how much she has evolved vocally. The raw emotion was real. No fancy lights, dancers, or over the top costumes. Just pure singing.

Britney brings back nostalgic factor #BBMAs


Britney's body is badass, but her dancing just wasn't good. It might just be your thing if you're into robots. You could almost hear the counting in her head, and there wasn't much fluidity in her movements. Watch a lip-synching Britney marching around in her undies while performing a nostalgic medley of her past hits below.

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Fergie teases brand new music

Fergie drops teasers for two brand new songs called 'Hungry' and 'Just Like Me.' The latter song was debuted during her Rock in Rio performance in Portugal on Friday. She reportedly shot a music video with a bunch of celeb cameos recently. Her comeback attempt with 'L.A. Love (La La)' stalled in 2014, so here's hoping this is the real deal.

Beyoncé & Solange reconcile with Pimp Daddy Knowles

Tina Knowles holds no ill will towards the ex-husband who cheated on her during their marriage (1, 2). This being a fornication which led to Mr Knowles fathering two more kids outside his marriage and the reason why his relationship with his daughters became so strained. Bey fired him as her manager years ago. Good to see they're on better terms now.

Video Premiere: Alicia Keys - 'In Common'

A make-up free Alicia Keys celebrates individuality in the brand new visuals for latest single 'In Common.' It's all very Kumbaya, very Alicia, but still delivers a very effective, important message. "The magic of our individuality is that at the core, we are all the same" she says. Look out for her sixth studio album when it hits later this summer.

Ariana Grande covers Billboard, performs on ‘Kimmel’ + ‘GMA’

Ariana Grande dropped her new album 'Dangerous Woman' yesterday, and hit up the promo circuit. She performed all new songs off the project including, ‘Be Alright,’ ‘Greedy,’ and the album title track on GMA.  She also performed it on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' Question. Why does she look like a little girl trying to play sexy? Enough with the Lolita crap already!

Ciara visits ‘Kimmel’

Ciara and Ludacris are hosting tomorrow night's Billboard Music Awards (May 22nd), and promoted their upcoming gig during a visit to 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' Wow. Ciara looks insanely gorgeous. No wonder Future is bitter. He messed up big time and knows it. Britney Spears, Rihanna and Ariana Grande are all expected to perform on the big night.

Stream Ameriie’s new EP ‘Drive’

Seems Ameriie has given up on releasing full length albums, and has resorted to dropping EP's once every blue moon. No complaints here. It's better to get something, than nothing at all. She released her new six-track EP 'Drive' on Friday. During her 'Breakfast Club' interview, she confirmed that another project could be coming in July. Sigh.

Whitney Houston & Xtina hologram duet canceled, but still watchable

Whitney Houston’s estate pulled the plug on a hologram duet with Christina Aguilera for ‘The Voice’ finale. Christina says she was honored the Houston family asked her to do it. However, technology could not meet up to the high standard required for Whitney's talent. The leaked pre-recorded performance showed them singing 'I’m Every Woman.' Watch it below.

Christina Milian sizzles for FHM Indonesia

Christina Milian serves up wet boobs and booty for FHM Indonesia. Christina's music career has been a long struggle and she's resorted to competing with The Kardashians for trashy family reality show. This leaving a window of opportunity to flaunt her amazing body for you men of the world. The issue is currently available on newsstands everywhere, now.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Britney's new single delayed


In his recent article in the Las Vegas Sun, Robin Leach says that Britney Spears' new single 'Make Me' won't be out until "later in the summer." Bummer. Despite the delay, Britney will still perform at the Billboard Music Awards, where she will be opening the ceremony with a medley of her hits.

Beyoncé's 'Formation' tour grosses $5 million a show

Beyoncé has made $20,668,255 from four shows, and it took 162,087 tickets at 100% attendance. The demand has been so insane, it has prompted her to add another date this week. That's in addition to more extended dates previously. At present, Bey's 'Formation' tour has grossed over $100 million from all of its sold-out dates. Such undeniable slayage!

Sales predictions for Ariana Grande's 'Dangerous Woman'

Ariana Grande doesn't release her new album 'Dangerous Woman' until Friday. Yet, HDD has her first week sales projections at 150K (190K SPS). Seems a bit high for a sales prediction. If you recall, 'My Everything' only debuted with around 165K, and it was at the back of huge singles like 'Problem' and 'Break Free.' I guess we shall see.

Alicia Keys performs 'In Common' on The Voice


Alicia Keys performed new single 'In Common' on last night's episode of 'The Voice,' and it was good! At one point I was beginning to think AK should strictly be used for nostalgia purposes only. Now all she needs is a really good video and more promo. You can't sit on singles these days.

Mariah Carey elaborates on not knowing Jennifer Lopez

Andy Cohen asks Mariah Carey about her consistent claims of  “not knowing” Jennifer Lopez during a visit to Bravo's 'Watch What Happens Live.' Mimi rolls her eyes and pretty much infers that knowing someone personally and knowing who someone is are two different things. Sounds like neither of them will be doing lunch anytime soon!

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

New Music: Ariana Grande ft. Macy Gray – ‘Leave Me Lonely’


Teaming up with Macy Gray for this Victoria Monet-penned duet, Ariana Grande uses her potent vocals to touch upon the topic of heartache. The soulful ballad also sees Macy delivering her smoky cadence to the haunting production. ‘Leave Me Lonely’ will be featured on Ari's upcoming album 'Dangerous Woman', out this Friday.

Video Premiere: Justin Timberlake – ‘Can't Stop The Feeling!’


Justin Timberlake busts out a couple of moves in the feel-good visuals for his latest chart topper ‘Can't Stop The Feeling!’ Not going to lie, the video does make the song a tad bit more likable. Don't be shocked if he has everyone and their grandmothers dancing to this throughout the summer!

Celeb Spottings: Mariah Carey & J.Lo cross paths again


Label mates Jennifer Lopez and Mariah Carey keep crossing paths. They both attended the NBCUniversal 2016 Upfront Presentation in New York City last night. How many times can MC get away with claiming she "still" doesn't know J.Lo? Mims was there to promote her E! docu-series.

Monday, 16 May 2016

Christina Aguilera announces album release date (sort of)


During a recent visit to Ellen, Christina Aguilera promises that her new album will drop by the end of the year! It's not another five years, so it's progress.  She will never be what she use to be but if she puts out a great album and tours, there might be a chance she could reclaim some of her fanbase back.

Beyoncé's 'Ivy Park' responds to slave labour accusations


Scathing allegations were made that Sri Lankan factory workers were paid less than £4.30 a day to produce Beyoncé's Ivy Park athletic line. However, her spokesperson claim Ivy Park workers make more than double the daily minimum wage for their work. When someone shits on Bey's brand, she doesn't take it lying down.

Nasty: Justin Bieber gives fan his chewed gum


Justin Bieber doesn't love his fans. Peep some footage of him throwing his chewed up gum into the audience during his 'Purpose' tour. Gross! Reports are referring to the girl as a "lucky fan" in regards to having ownership of his saliva. Well, you could look at it like that. Eat it, and for some fans it could be the closest thing to their dream snog.

Christina Aguilera belts out a little Beyoncé & Rihanna on Ellen

Christina Aguilera sings three seconds of lyrics by Beyoncé, Whitney Houston, Katy Perry, Adele and more during a game of ‘Heads Up!’ on 'Ellen.' She just said, "Born This Way!" for Lady Gaga. Really?! Didn't they actually do a collaboration? Overall, I'm actually loving this current look. She looks great! Reportedly, she will update us on the upcoming new album.

'Mariah’s World' trailer released

Lambs are finally getting a first look at 'Mariah’s World', E!’s docuseries centered on Mariah Carey. The eight-episode hour long event series follows Mimi on her 'Sweet Sweet Fantasy' tour, and preparations for her upcoming wedding to James Packer. This show looks lit, and I'm so here for all of her divaisms!

Beyoncé & Drake continue to battle for #1 album

In its fourth week, Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' will be battling Drake's 'Views' in his third week on the Billboard 200 for #1 in sales. Both are expected to do around 85K. Meghan Trainor’s sophomore release, 'Thank You' is set to flop really badly with projections of 73-78K. It overtook both Bey and Drake on iTunes for the #1 spot, but clearly had no impact.

Justin Timberlake debuts at #1 on Billboard Hot 100

JT blasts onto the Billboard Hot 100 at #1 with his new 'Trolls' single, 'Can't Stop the Feeling!' In doing so, he dethrones Drake's 'One Dance' (featuring WizKid and Kyla), scoring his fifth solo number one and his best sales week for any of his songs. No point asking, "why is this song #1?" when the answer is there in black and white. He's Justin effing Timberlake!

Rihanna scores 29th top 10 single on Billboard Hot 100

Rihanna's latest single 'Needed Me' charts at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming her 29th top 10 single! She now ties with Michael Jackson as the act with the third highest amount of top 10's in the history of the Hot 100! Who said Rihanna couldn't chart without a feature?! Yet, 'Needed Me' is moving up the ranks with a blocked video and zero promo. Woooork! 

Video Premiere: Ariana Grande ft. Lil Wayne – ‘Let Me Love You’


Ariana Grande unleashes the music video for her Lil Wayne-assisted new single ‘Let Me Love You’ today, exclusively on Apple Music. The sultry visuals were directed by Grant Singer, and come in support of her upcoming new album 'Dangerous Woman,' due May 20th.

Janet Jackson is 50 today!


Icon. Legend. Inspiration. Words will never be enough to describe this remarkable woman. So incredible to see your legacy continue to resonate with this generation. Thank you for being you Ms. Janet Jackson! 50 and fabulous! Wishing you all the positive energy for your new journey into motherhood. Happy Birthday!

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Gwen Stefani struggles to sell tour tickets; performs at Wango Tango

The New York Post reports that ticket sales for Gwen Stefani's upcoming tour are "horrifying," despite scoring a #1 album in March. Gwen's 'This Is What The Truth Feels Like' tour kicks off in Boston on July 12th. Her album would not have given me enough incentive to buy a ticket, but hopefully, her set at last night's Wango Tango actually won some people over.

Leona Lewis confirms she's working on a new album

Did Leona Lewis really just cut the interviewer off and walk away? She probably didn't want to give too much away about her next studio album, the follow-up to last year's 'I Am,' which under performed horribly. Although she's in the studio, the project is only in the "very early stages." Recent writing sessions have involved Autumn Rowe and Swedish DJ Alesso.

Ariana Grande performs new music at Wango Tango (Los Angeles)


Angry Ariana fans were up in arms when 102.7 KIIS FM cut off live stream footage of her Wango Tango set. Old songs were only permitted broadcast. She did perform four songs from her 'Dangerous Woman' era, but those were cut simply because they aren't out yet. But we've heard 'em already have we not?

Mariah Carey honoured with GLAAD’s Ally Award (NYC)


Gay icons. Well, Mimi isn't the first person I think of. But what do *I* know? She was honoured with the Ally Award, which recognizes “a media figure who consistently uses their platform to support and advance LGBT equality and acceptance.” She is looking so... wedding dress ready. Milf money, honey!

Drake impersonates Rihanna on ‘SNL’ (hilarious)


If you missed the moment on last night’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ where Drake proved he was ‘more than just a meme,’ you can catch it right here. Drake impersonated his on/off girlfriend Rihanna performing 'Work' during the opening of his SNL appearance, and had everyone cracking the f up!

All the A-Listers come out for Beyoncé's 'Formation' tour (Los Angeles)


Practically almost every celeb in Hollywood rocked up to Beyoncé's 'Formation' tour at the Rose Bowl last night. It was practically an A-List blowout. Everyone was buzzing, from actors, actresses and fellow musicians to journalists, designers and legendary athletes. Bey's LA stop was definitely the place to be!

Justin Timberlake performs ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling!’ at Eurovision (Stockholm)


JT performs 2002 hit 'Rock Your Body,' and new 'Trolls' single ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling!’ for the first time during Eurovision 2016. The cut, which is looking to top next week's Billboard Hot 100, is still pants but no one can say this wasn't a fun and lively performance. Even the backing singers got their life.

Saturday, 14 May 2016

New Music: Ariana Grande feat. Nicki Minaj – ‘Side To Side’


Frequent collaborators Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj reunite for the Island-flavored ‘Side To Side,’ and it's really catchy. The song, which premiered on Beats1 Radio, sees Nicki effortlessly tapping into her Trini roots during her verse. Ari's forthcoming album, 'Dangerous Woman,' is due in 5 days time.

New Music: Ariana Grande – ‘Greedy’


Ariana Grande is bringing back retro and funky disco vibes with her latest 'Dangerous Woman' cut, ‘Greedy.’ With its anthemic chorus and insane key change, this one will certainly have you reaching for the repeat button and more. Definitely one of her stronger offerings, by far!

Chris Brown's daughter dances to Rihanna's 'Work'


This little girl's daddy might be a douche 90% of the time, but these fatherly daughter moments are too cute. Yesterday, Breezy hosted an extravagant birthday party for Royalty. Although she doesn't turn 2 until the 27th, Chris hosted the party early because he will be out of town touring Europe.

Keyshia Cole dotes on newly found biological father


Remember when Keyshia Cole said she couldn't do 'Black Girls Rock' because she identifies as biracial? She didn't even know who her biological father was at the time. Well, after 34 years, she has finally met him. His name is Virgil Hunter, a celebrity boxing trainer, and guess what... his ass is black! I am glad KC has found him and now has closure.

Fergie shoots new music video


Fergie reportedly shot a music video for her new single 'MILF Money' this week. We're all living in the 21st century, so surely you must know what MILF means right? Fellow baby mamas Ciara, Chrissy Teigen and Kim K are also making cameos. The cut is lifted off her forthcoming 'Double Dutchess' album. 

Unseen Destiny's Child pics surface online


Fresh faced teens Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, LeToya Luckett, and LaTavia Roberson are pictured in unseen photos during their first ever performance as Destiny's Child. Mama Tina had them all singing at her local salon in Houston. Little did they know Bey would become who she is today.