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Whitney Houston Graces Ebony Magazine!

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Whitney has this thing on lock! Her new album, "I Look To You" will more than likely be #1 this week or next week(depending on how they count the numbers). The new album is in stores today though Wal-Mart began selling the album days ago. Peep Whitney as she looks ever so radiant on the cover of Ebony!



Music Biz:
Nicki Minaj Signs Record Deal!
Nicki Minaj is officially the first lady of Young Money.

The Queens rapper—who attracted the attention of fans and industry heads alike with her third mixtape, Beam Me Up Scotty—signed to Lil Wayne’s Young Money imprint just two months after Drake inked the dotted line.

“There’s so many people that kind of shut you down as a female before you even get your foot in the door,” Nicki Minaj told XXLMag.com. “So when you get moments like this it’s like ‘yes, finally’.”

According to a press release [see below], Minaj will retain and own all of her 360 rights, including merchandising, sponsorships, endorsements, touring and publishing.

While she’s f…

Beyonce In The Movies!

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Not only is Beyonce a singer on stage or in videos, she is also a singer on the big screen. Many of Beyonce's [acting] roles cast her as a singer who has to overcome some type of odds, much like her real-life story.

The Fighting Temptations
Beyonce stars as a single mother who joins a church choir against the wishes of many of the church congregation and choir.

The Pink Panther
Can you believe I've never saw "The Pink Panther"? Well I'm sure I'm not the only one but I remember Beyonce singing in a clip. Is it safe to say that she did play a singer in this role as well?

Carmen: A Hip-Hopera
Beyonce stars as Carmen, an ambitious young woman who is set on making it as a star no matter what it takes.

Dreamgirls
This is perhaps Beyonce's most popular role[and movie]next to "Obsessed". Beyonce stars as Deena Jones, who gets her start in a singing group before she is pushed into a solo career against her wishes by her money hungry producer.

Amerie Goes Behind The Scenes With Giant Magazine!

Amerie is grabbing these magazine covers this era. She talks to Giant magazine about fashion, music, and relationships. Check it out!



Music Biz:
Timbaland Responsible For Jay-Z Leaks?!
In a matter of a week, Jay-Z has sprung a leak problem as three tracks were released titled “Off That” featuring Drake, “Reminder” and most recently “Venus vs. Mars.” Thursday saw the release of a track called “Ghetto Techno,” but luckily this track is not set to be thrown on The Blueprint III. All of the tracks had production handled by Timbaland which could lead speculation to who is responsible for letting the tracks out of the cage so soon. Speaking with Memphis Bleek, HipHopWired was able to get his incite on the current situation and defends his former labelmate from the wrath of bloggers.

“Man , you know where that's coming from. That's Timbo's camp. Somebody is playin' dirty. It's cool though. I like to see the people's opinions. I've been reading the comments on Jay'…

Mary J. Blige Releases "The One" Video!

I finally got around to posting the new Mary J. Blige video. I was finally able to find a suitable link as well. This is the lead single off Mary's new album, 'Stronger' due in stores November. The lead single, "Stronger" recently debuted as well with a video. Check it out!

Amerie Graces New Magazine Cover!

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Amerie's new single, "Heard Em All" is now impacting and is now said to feature Lil' Wayne. Typical. A big budget video set in the desert is in the works. That is all good but Amerie needs to pull some major tricks out of the bag for this album. I have no doubt that Amerie will put out a good album but will it sale? Will she get lost in the shuffle again?



Music Biz:
Cassie Talks New Album!
According to HitsDoubleDaily, singer & model Cassie will finally release her sophomore album "Electro Love" on the 24th of November.

The 22-year-old recently opened up about the sound of the new record to Dimepiece, who are currently helping her promote the album with a joint fashion venture.

"I've always been inspired by Janet," revealed Cassie. "Sensual, sexy, but still classy, so I'd say definitely Janet. Also Prince, Vanity 6, and Apollonia 6.

"I had the opportunity to work with Pharrell which was a great collaboration," she continued. &…

Throwback Video! Fath Evans - I Love You

Faith Evans is one of the most underrated singers out in my opinion. She has always been in the shadow of Mary J. Blige, thanks to Diddy. From her third album, "Faithfully", Faith Evans released, "I Love You", as the album's second single. The song was originally recorded by Jennifer Lopez but she passed on the song later on and it wound up in the hands of Faith. Check out the steamy hot video!

Michael Jackson's Opus Technology Revealed!

Michael Jackson's untimely death is still the talk of many blogs, news shows, and more. Michael not only had his hand in his comeback tour, "This Is It" but also a special book that commemorated his years as an entertainer. To find out more just watch the video!




Music Biz:
Chris Brown In Trouble!
CHRIS BROWN could live to regret his celebratory night out in Los Angeles hours after he was sentenced for beating up ex-girlfriend RIHANNA - he broke the rules of his probation as he was too young to be in a club.
The disgraced singer faced an L.A. Superior court judge on Tuesday (25Aug09) as he was given a five year probation order, as well as six months hard community labour after he was convicted of assaulting his former lover in February (09).
He was also ordered to stay away from Rihanna for the same period of time and to report for community duties within 72-hours of sentencing.
However, Brown shocked fans by showing little remorse over the vicious attack by heading for a nigh…

LeToya Performs "Regret" On Good Day New York!

LeToya may be unhappy with her management, her record label(Capitol), and her first week sales, but LeToya has been promoting on her own popping up on various daytime and morning talk shows. Here she performs her third single, "Regret" which features Ludacris, but Ludacris isn't featured in this performance. Check it out!

Mario Reveals New Album Cover!

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Mario has radio on fire with his "Break Up" single featuring Gucci Mane and Sean Garrett. Now Mario's new album, "D.N.A." will be released on September 29 after numerous pushbacks. A lot of songs from Mario has leaked online in recent weeks. I haven't heard a lot of them but I'm guessing a lot of these songs will be featured on the new album. Unfortunately for Mario, he faced a similar fate with his last album, "Go", and didn't get a chance to experience the success he could of had, had the whole album and its song leaked out nearly a year before the album was finally released.



Music Biz:
LeToya Unhappy With Management, Label!
Singer/actress LeToya has reportedly switched her management to MBK management with Jeff Robinson, who is the long time manager of R&B superstar Alicia Keys.

The singer actually inked the deal a few weeks before her sophomore album "Lady Love" dropped, but the news has only been made official now after LeTo…

Rihanna Graces Italian Vogue Magazine!

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Rihanna doesn't even have a new album out nor is she promoting anything but yet she lands the cover of Italian Vogue. In her own right Rihanna has become a fashion and style icon. Rihanna is currently working on a new album which is rumored to be released sometime this fall.

Jay-Z Graces Cover Of XXL Magazine!

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As expected Jay-Z graces the latest issue of XXL magazine. Jay-Z is certainly no stranger to the cover and I bet he has appeared on the cover a hefty number of times. With "The Blueprint 3" album due September 11, a lot of Jay-Z's songs have leaked out lately and for a second earlier today, I was thinking the album had leaked out in full, but not yet, as far as I know.

Fantasia And Kandi Bust A Move For The Cameras!

Who knew Fantasia and Kandi were cool? Well in this video you get to see the two singers interact and joke around. Fantasia coos us by singing a song that Kandi did for her on her upcoming album. Check it out!

The Black Eyed Peas Top Billboard Hot 100 Charts!

Every Wednesday for the most part you can count on seeing this list as long as people share it. These charts aren't available or updated on Billboard's site until Thursday but you can consider this a sneak preview. Where's your fav on the charts?

BILLBOARD HOT 100 - TOP 50
1 1 THE BLACK EYED PEAS I GOTTA FEELING
2 2 MILEY CYRUS PARTY IN THE U.S.A.
7 3 SEAN*JAY DOWN
4 4 TAYLOR SWIFT YOU BELONG WITH ME
3 5 JAY-Z RUN THIS TOWN/D.O.A
5 6 KINGS OF LEON USE SOMEBODY
6 7 DRAKE BEST I EVER HAD
8 8 KERI HILSON FEATURI KNOCK YOU DOWN
9 9 COBRA STARSHIP FEAT GOOD GIRLS GO BAD
10 10 PITBULL HOTEL ROOM SERVICE
11 11 CAREY*MARIAH OBSESSED (WALMART)
12 12 SHAKIRA SHE WOLF
15 13 BLACK EYED PEAS INVASION OF BOOM BOOM POW MEGA
14 14 PERRY*KATY WAKING UP VEGAS
13 15 SEAN KINGSTON FIRE BURNING
17 16 JORDIN SPARKS BATTLEFIELD
19 17 MARIO FEATURING GUC BREAK UP
16 18 LADY GAGA LOVEGAME
18 19 PITBULL I KNOW YOU WANT ME (CALLE
21 20 JASON ALDEAN BIG GREEN TRACTOR
20 21 DISNEY'S FRIENDS FOR CHANGE SEND IT ON
23 22 F…

Beyonce Is Billboard's Woman Of The Year!

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It seems as if Beyonce has won every award imaginable but fear not there are still dozens of awards Beyonce has not received and Billboard's Woman of the Year is the latest. Whitney Houston's latest dilemma and TLC's return are all mentioned below. Check it out!

Beyonce Receives Billboard Honor!
Billboard announced today (Aug. 25) that Beyoncé will be accepting its Woman Of The Year Award at the 2009 Billboard Women In Music Event, taking place on Oct. 2 in New York City.

The honor, given to a female recording artist that has inspired the music business with her success, leadership and new ideas, will be awarded to the singer for her accomplishments over the past 12 months.

In the last year, Beyoncé kicked off her world tour "I Am..." in support of her third solo album "I Am...Sasha Fierce," which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in November and features the hit singles "If I Were A Boy," "Single Ladies," "Halo," &qu…

Mariah Carey And Her Wacky Album Titles Examined!

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I don't really have a problem with Mariah Carey and her album titles but over the years she has been criticized for it among other things. Why am I writing about Mariah? Well I was on twitter and one of my friends was talking about Mariah's "Charmbracelet" album which is an album I used to own from Mariah and one I really liked.

Mariah Carey and her wackiest album titles are examined.

Butterfly(1997) - I think this was truly the beginning of the album titles that made people go like hmmm? But Mariah always had a reasoning behind her album titles mostly in reference to some of her favorite things. On Butterfly though Mariah sung mostly about her breakup and resentment from her relationship with Tommy Mottola.

Rainbow(1999) - Freshly dipped in spray paint and leaving little to the imagination, Mariah Carey stunned critics again with Rainbow.

Glitter(2001) - Originally titled All That Glitters, after the movie of the same name, later titled simply Glitter, Mariah was becomi…

Brian McKnight Returns With New Album!

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Hello all! I apologize for the lack of updates the last day or two. I have been busy with family in town but now that they are gone, I will try and resume to my normal updating schedule.

Read about Brian McKnight, Chris Brown's sentencing, and Kelly Rowland's new album below!

Brian McKnight Reveals Album Tracklisting!
Brian McKnight returns to the music scene with his new album, "Evolution Of A Man" in stores October 27. The album is led by the single, "What I've Been Waiting For". This fall will also see Brian debut his late night talk show that will appear on the CW and FOX networks. Below you can check out the track listing to the new album!

Track listing
1. "While I'm Feelin This Way"
2. "What I've Been Waiting For"
3. "Next To you"
4. "Baby It's You"
5. "More Than Just A Thang" featuring Jill Scott
6. "Just A Little Bit"
7. "I Betcha Never"
8. "Without You" featuring S…

Whitney Houston Stuns With Another New Promo Pic!

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All these beautiful and classy videos, song leaks, but no videos. I would assume that a video will probably debut next week just in time for the album. I believe they are planning something big and possibly a world premiere like showing for all the networks. That would be nice though if they haven't thought of it already.

So Good! Songs With Good In The Title!

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After the steamy video clip of Day 26's, "So Good", I came up with the idea of listing a few well-known and not so well-known songs that features the title 'good' in it. Of course they are tons and tons of songs but these are some of the first few songs that popped up in my head.

Ashanti - Good Good
Ashanti went to #30 R&B with this hit song about having what it takes to keep a man locked down and coming back for more. The song's video featured Ashanti as a 1950's housewife cooking, cleaning, and kissing on hubby Nelly!

Whitney Houston - You Give Good Love
This song is one of Whitney Houston's many signature ballad in a list long of ballads that go back over 20 years.

Anita Baker - Good Love
You can hear this song on any urban adult contemporary station today. A very nice cut from Ms. Baker.

Rich Boy featuring Keri Hilson & Polow Da Don - Good Things
Perhaps this is one of Polow Da Don's most underrated productions but here the producer gets to sh…

Day 26 Shows Us The Goodies In New Video!

Day 26 is still alive and kicking as I always like to say. Personally I always forget that they exist cause their so quiet as a group when their not on TV. Check out their new video for the single, "So Good".

Whitney Houston Stuns In New Promo Pic For New Album!

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Actually an outtake for her album cover for "I Look To You", Whitney stuns and looks as regal and elegant as she did on her debut album, "Whitney Houston" back in 1985. I am ready to hear Whitney's new album when it is released August 31.

Mya Shows Us Something In Her New Video Clip!

It is safe to say that Mya had fallen off pretty hard once her "Liberation" album wasn't released in the states. On many message board I visited, Mya was the butt of many jokes. Despite all the negative press, Mya kept trucking on releasing an album overseas titled, "Sugar & Spice" and now she's back here in the states with her new mixtape, "Beauty & The Streets" and her new video for single, "Show Me Somethin" featuring Bun B. Check it out!

LeToya Performs "She Ain't Got.." Live!

I like LeToya I do but I just can't get into her this time around. "Not Anymore" finally grew on me right after she went into her new single.

Alicia Keys Speaks On Whitney Houston In New Interview!

Alicia Keys, who had a hand in writing Whitney Houston's new single, "Million Dollar Bill" spoke to ABC's "Good Morning America" on her relationship and her inspiration for Whitney Houston. Check it out!

Jamie Foxx Goes Digital In New Video Clip!

Featuring Kanye West, Drake, and The-Dream. Check it out!

Marques Houston Readies New Album!

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It's been a long time coming but I think it is safe to say that Marques Houston will release his new album, "Mr. Houston" on September 29. Like Marques' past albums(and albums of many other artists), this album got off to a few false starts. Now with his new single,"Body" recently debuting on "106 & Park", Marques is ready to take action! Below you can check out the album cover, track listing, and brief bio. I'm not sure if I posted this album cover before or not but if you haven't seen it here it is.

Evolution can no longer be denied as merely a theory when there is
proof like Marques Houston (formerly known as “Batman”). His fourth
solo effort, Mr. Houston, puts aside the youthful crooning of an
industry playboy to offer his maturing audience what it sounds like to
sing in love.

After releasing Veteran in 2007, Houston took a near two yearlong
hiatus from recording, which he had never done before, and, when
he was ready, told longtime produ…

Mariah Carey Reveals Ad For New Fragrance!

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It wasn't too long ago when Mariah Carey appeared on BET's "106 & Park" and Mariah was in full stuck up bitch mode but she did manage to squeeze out a few words about her newest fragrance, "Forever". Below you can check out the ad which is heavily photoshopped and has Mariah looking slightly weird in the eyes.



Music Biz:
Ashanti & Nelly To Split?
It was all good just a week ago…..Now THIS I didn’t see coming. According to the Daily News, Ashanti and St. Lunatic general, Nelly have officially parted ways. A source close to Ashanti claims that the R&B starlet was ready to take the big marital plunge, but Nelly was still having fun running wild in the streets (supposedly)

In addition, another source claims Nelly was/is courting video vixen, Jessica Rabbit. Why? Don’t ask me. From the outside looking in, Nelly and Ashanti seemed to be living drama free.

Whitney Houston Breezes Through The Airport!

Perhaps the biggest music comeback this year, Whitney Houston was breezing through the airport when the paparazzi caught the singer and followed her as she caught her ride to who knows where. Possibly to gear up and promote this new album she has.



Music Biz:
Omarion Speaks On Young Money Depature!
Omarion has much respect for Lil Wayne but, had to make a decision he felt was better for his career.

"I have a lot of respect and admiration for the genius of Lil ‘Wayne and the entire Young Money family. I asked to be released from the label to pursue other opportunities that were recently presented to me. Because of our relationship, Lil’ Wayne had no issue with us ending our business relationship and released me from the label," Omarion wrote in a statement released on Marques Houston's blog Thursday.

Mary J. Blige Releases "Stronger" Video!

"Stronger", the title track for Mary's new album in stores this November gets the video treatment and concentrates mainly on a basketball theme featuring appearances by Lebron James. If I remember correctly I read that "Stronger" would serve as some sort or theme or soundtrack for some basketball stuff going on.

Trina Dirty Dances For Flo Rida!

Trina struts her stuff on the set of Flo Rida's new video and single, "Touch Me" and by the way Trina looks hot and its not very often we see Trina move like this. Check it out!

Jay-Z Releases "We Run This" Video!

I was turning past MTV and the video was just playing. Just a day or two ago I posted behind the scenes now here is the video in full! Check it out!



Music Biz:
Jeremih Plans New Single!
Jeremih is proving that he is no one hit wonder. His single, "Birthday Sex" blew up and "Imma Star" is approaching and moving fast. Now for his third single, "Break Up's To Make Up's", you can get an exclusive preview of the video by clicking here.

Trey Songz Previews New Album!
Get ready for "Ready", the new album from Trey Songz in stores August 31. You can get an exclusive preview of the album by clicking here. I'm not really feeling Trey this time around and so far from what I heard of the samples, the album is heavy on midtempo ballads.

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Now playing: Keri Hilson- Tell Him The Truth
via FoxyTunes

Jennifer Lopez Graces InStyle Magazine!

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Jennifer Lopez is slowly starting to return to the spotlight with a new album, a greatest hits album, and a movie all in the works. Now this sounds like the businesswoman JLO we're used to seeing and hearing about. Below you can check out the cover and an excerpt from the mag's article in which the singer/actress talks about her upcoming album and music. Check it out!

The 40-year-old also took some time out to discuss everything from her personal life to her movie career, and luckily she also revealed some new details about her music and upcoming album.

"The album is only halfway done. We'll see what it shapes up to be. I've had hit records and I've sold millions of albums. But it gets to the point where you're like, "Why am I doing this?" It should only express something that means something to me. Something I can leave behind that my kids can listen and go, "Oh, that's what my mom was about.""

"I'm at a point in my life…

The Black Eyed Peas Tops The Billboart Hot 100 Again!

This has been a constant headline for the past two weeks since I started posting these charts on here. BEP recently made history for occupying the #1 spot for 20 weeks this week included. It makes you wonder who will earn a #1 hit next or who will dethrone BEP but Miley Cyrus came pretty close but wasn't good enough. Check out the remainder of the list and the rest below!

BILLBOARD HOT 100 - TOP 50
1 1 THE BLACK EYED PEAS I GOTTA FEELING
-- 2 MILEY CYRUS PARTY IN THE U.S.A.
66 3 JAY-Z RUN THIS TOWN/D.O.A
2 4 TAYLOR SWIFT YOU BELONG WITH ME
5 5 KINGS OF LEON USE SOMEBODY
3 6 DRAKE BEST I EVER HAD
6 7 SEAN*JAY DOWN
4 8 KERI HILSON FEATURI KNOCK YOU DOWN
7 9 COBRA STARSHIP FEAT GOOD GIRLS GO BAD
9 10 PITBULL HOTEL ROOM SERVICE
14 11 CAREY*MARIAH OBSESSED (WALMART)
13 12 SHAKIRA SHE WOLF
8 13 SEAN KINGSTON FIRE BURNING
11 14 PERRY*KATY WAKING UP VEGAS
10 15 BLACK EYED PEAS INVASION OF BOOM BOOM POW MEGA
12 16 LADY GAGA LOVEGAME
16 17 JORDIN SPARKS BATTLEFIELD
15 18 PITBULL I KNOW YOU WANT ME (CALLE
20 19…

Throwback Video! Patti Labelle - Love Need Want/If Only You Knew

VH1 decided to bring back its "Divas Live" franchise but without an actual 'diva' to honor, this time opting to just go with some fresh face up and coming divas. Clearly there is nothing wrong with that but Whitney Houston or Mariah Carey could of gotten a tribute this year. Anyway Patti LaBelle performed at one of the very last "Divas Live" shows I can remember and here it is. Check it out!

Mya Unveils New Mixtape Cover And Tracklisting!

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Mya is poised to make a comeback with her the news of her joining ABC's "Dancing With The Stars" as well as releasing a new mixtape which has an underground buzz titled, "Beauty & The Streets". Below you can check out the sizzling cover and tracklisting. The mixtape will be released on September 29.


Track List

1. Intro By Go DJ Hi-C
2. I’m Back (feat. Slim Thug)
3. About My B.I. (feat. Shawty Lo)
4. Show Me Somethin’ (feat. Bun B)
5. Boss (feat. Z-Ro)
6. Ponytail (feat. Nicki Minaj)
7. Can’t Buy My Love
8. Control Freak (feat. Gator Mane)
9. Club Go Crazy (feat. Chamillionaire)
10. Now Or Lata (feat. Blo-Pop)
11. Manaholic
12. Go Hard Or Go Home
13. Full Service (feat. Trae)
14. The Only One
15. Work It Out
16. Black Out

Jay-Z Offers Up Preview Of New Video!

I believe last week a preview of this video leaked out but it was via MySpace and posting that on here would of had my computer loading slower than it already does. So now that the preview is YouTube approved you can check out a preview of "We Run This" featuring Kanye West & Rihanna. It is the newest single/video from Jay-Z's "Blueprint 3" in stores September 11. Check it out!



Music Biz:
Lil' Wayne's Baby Talk!
Lil Wayne is welcoming another little Carter into the world. The rapper finally revealed during a radio interview on Tuesday (August 18) what had been widely speculated: Lauren London is expecting his baby.

The "ATL" actress is several months pregnant and surprised attendees of Diddy's white party over the Fourth of July when she arrived with a bulging belly.

"Lauren London, she fine," Los Angeles Power 106 jock Fuzzy said to Wayne. "She very pregnant with your baby."

To which Wayne responded, "Very pregnant,…

Marques Houston Releases New Video!

Marques Houston appeared on BET's "106 & Park" earlier this week and he mentioned that his new album, "Mr Houston" in stores September 29 will feature a DVD with a video to every song on the album similar to what Beyonce did with "B'Day". For some odd reason Marques forgot Beyonce did it and thinks he's the first one to do it but he is not. Anyway here is a video for the song, "Date" which will appear on the new album. Check it out!



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Now playing: Let Me Let You Know- Pink
via FoxyTunes

Jay-Z Readies "Blueprint 3" Album Tracklisting!

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Weeks ago Jay-Z released his album cover to "Blueprint 3" now you can check out the tracklisting below. Also R. Kelly is back and not only is he winning with new single, "Number One" featuring Keri Hilson, he is also talking about his upcoming album and his relationship with Whitney Houston and Toni Braxton. Check that out and more below!

Jay-Z Unveils "Blueprint 3" Tracklisting!
The "Blueprint 3" will be in stores September 11.
1. What We Talking About (featuring Luke Steele of Empire Of The Sun)
2. Thank You
3. D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)
4. Run This Town (featuring Rihanna and Kanye West)
5. Empire State Of Mind (featuring Alicia Keys)
6. Real As It Gets (featuring Young Jeezy)
7. On To The Next One featuring (Swizz Beatz)
8. Off That (featuring Drake)
9. A Star Is Born (featuring J. Cole)
10. Venus Vs. Mars
11. Already Home (featuring Kid Cudi)
12. Hate (featuring Kanye West)
13. Reminder
14. So Ambitious (featurin…

Joe, Chico DeBarge Gets Nasty In New Interview!

Joe and Chico DeBarge get their selves in a mountain of trouble when their talking to infamous DJ Angela Yee who asks the men about oral sex. What was so funny was the guy they started off showing, I believed to be Joe. In the back of my mind I was saying this looks like Chico[DeBarge] and come to find out it indeed was Chico. When I found this video, it only indicated that Joe was in it and no one else.

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Jadakiss "Who's Real Remx" Video Teaser!

The Ruff Ryders hook back up for the remix of "Who's Real". You can get an exclusive preview of the video here!





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Now playing: Mariah Carey - Obsessed + Lyrics HQ "Best Version"
via FoxyTunes

R. Kelly, Keri Hilson Release "Number One" Video!

Just yesterday you got to see the behind the scenes footage of this video, now you can catch the internet premiere of R. Kelly's lead single from his upcoming album, "Untitled" in stores September 29.



Music Biz:
Mariah Carey Preps Memoirs Album!
Foreigner's Mick Jones can start ordering caviar and Champagne again: Mariah Carey is releasing her own gospel-tinged version of his masterwork song, "I Want to Know What Love Is."

It's the first "real" single from her new album following the summer release of the witty "Obsessed," which is also included on "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel." The album and the single hit the world on Sept. 29th.

The other songs on the album – these are the titles, although the running order is still being finalized: "Betcha," "Obsessed," "H.A.T.E.U.," "Candy Bling," "Ribbon," "Standing O's.," "Impossible," "It's a Wrap,"…

RichGirl Takes To The Studio With Ne-Yo!

New girl group RichGirl is making waves by being on Beyonce's tour and now the girls have hooked up with Ne-Yo for their debut album. Check out the video here!



Music Biz:
Mya Is Dancing With The Stars!
Now in its ninth season, DWTS is one of the highest rated shows in America. The new season will premiere September 21st on ABC.

In other news, Mya is currently working on her new album, as well as her upcoming mixtape "Beauty & The Streets Vol.1" which will be in stores November 29th. The lead single from the mixtape is the urban anthem "Show Me Somethin'" featuring R&B star Mya has been confirmed as a contestant on the next season of Dancing With The Stars. She will be joined by fellow singers Macy Gray, & Aaron Carter, as well as Sabrina The Teenage Witch actress Melissa Joan Hart, and glamour model Joanna Krupa.Mya is a trained dancer so I am surprised by that. Then again she could use the extra promo since she is trying to get her career back on …

Nelly Releases "Let It Go" Video With Pharrell!

This song was included on Nelly's "Brass Knuckles" album which was released last year. Why are we just now seeing this? Supposedly it is new but I'm thinking maybe it was recorded back then but just never released and now its being released. Who knows? Who cares?



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Now playing: Ashanti - Happy
via FoxyTunes

Nicki Minaj Speaks On Her Image In Exclusive Interview!

Every once in awhile Nicki Minaj blesses us with an interview not revealing anything that we didn't already know. It seems like the interviewers just ask her the same questions time and time again. I bet these artists get sick of that especially when their promoting a new album. They have to sit there and do countless interview after interview answering the same old questions. I would tell the perspective interviewers to switch it up a little and surprise with the questioning. Don't you think?

R. Kelly, Keri Hilson Goes Behind The Scenes For New Video!

"Number One", the debut single/video from R. Kelly's upcoming, "Untitled" album is one of my favorite songs out right now and you can get an exclusive behind the scenes look at the upcoming video here. Check it out!



Music Biz:
Lil' Kim Preps New Album!
Femcee Lil' Kim was snapped in France over the weekend where she performed a show at club Palais. The rapper is currently on a mini international tour, and whilst in Romania last week she revealed that she's enlisted some big name producers to work on her upcoming fifth studio album.

"I'm working with numerous producers such as Timbaland and maybe Polow Da Don, he's a friend of mine" she revealed. "Also Detail, he's a Konvict music producer. Also Akon and Wyclef, so my album will be very interesting and fun. Something special".

Kim's last single with Timbaland "The Jump Off", topped the rap charts, whilst reaching #2 on the R&B charts and #16 on the Hot 100…

Amerie Unveils "Heard Em All" Single Cover!

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Amerie's debut single, "Why R U"(or her buzz single) didn't exactly set the world on fire! Now Amerie has chosen, "Heard Em All" as her album's official lead single. The song leaked out a few weeks ago and now here is the single cover for your single cover enjoyment!

Whitney Houston Unveils New Promo Pic!

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I have to change the dimensions of these pictures when I post them so I won't be going over my bandwidth or whatever.

Anyway Whitney Houston dazzles with a new promo pic for her upcoming album, "I Look To You" which will be in stores August 31.


Music Biz:
Bow Wow Returns With New Label Deal!
After announcing his departure from the music game to focus on his burgeoning acting career earlier this year, the rapper twittered yesterday (August 17th) that he's now a member of Cash Money Records stable of artists.

"It's official, I'm a Cash Money Millionaire," Bow Wow, who had parted ways with longtime label Columbia Records earlier this year, told his thousands of followers on Twitter. In previous postings, he explained he was deciding between two recording options: signing to T.I.'s Grand Hustle camp through Atlantic Records or relaunching So So Def with longtime mentor/producer Jermaine Dupri.

Bow Wow's last album, "New Jack City II," for wh…

Fabolous Releases New Video With Jay-Z!

"Money Goes, Honey Stay"(When The Money Goes Remix) is the latest video/single from Fabolous who recently debuted at #1 with his new album, "Loso's Way". Check it out!

Throwback Video! Brownstone - 5 Miles To Empty

There have been so many girl groups that have come and gone specifically in the 90s. One group in particular was Brownstone who ruled for a brief time with their powerhouse vocals and ladies anthems. One song in particular that I like and I listened to today on an oldies(yes oldies) mix I made was "5 Miles To Empty". I was browsing aimlessly on YouTube(as normal) and I decided that this would make a nice throwback joint! Enjoy it!

Kelly Rowland Heads To Work New Solo Album!

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Kelly Rowland's solo career and its direction or lack thereof is a topic often discussed. Kelly found a hit this summer with "When Love Takes Over" alongside David Guetta. Now the pair are working on the diva's upcoming album. Mariah Carey is having problems with her new album, "Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel", and Marques Houston will be on TV this week.

Check out these stories and more below!

David Guetta Talks Kelly Rowland's Solo Success!
"I think a lot of people feel that Kelly never had the success she deserved as an independent artist." says Guetta. "It's probably because she's playing in the same field as Beyonce, who is so huge and such a big priority for everybody. Kelly needed to find her own direction, and I think that's what will happen now. I'm really happy if I can help her because she's helped me a lot. We've actually started to work on her new album together."Mariah Carey's New Publicist Speak…

Mario's "D.N.A." Album Pushed Back Again!

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Another one bites the dust. You know once an album gets an official release date, it is likely that the date will be changed once and sometimes numerous times. It seems like to me J Records is always screwing Mario up when he has a hit single on his hands. They wait and not strike while the iron is hot. When will they learn? Maybe once he's on a label better suited for him.

Elsewhere find out the latest on Drake and his mixtape and Chris Brown's latest fiasco! It's all here. Read below to find out more details!

Mario's New Album Pushed Back!
It looks like Mario is the latest victim of push back fever, with his fourth studio album "D.N.A." getting a new release date of October 13, 2 weeks later than last scheduled.

This is the second time now that the album has been pushed back.

Things are looking good for the 22-year-old though, with his single "Break Up" now sitting at #2 on the R&B/Hip-Hop singles chart, and shooting up to #20 on the Hot 100.I'…

Throwback Video! Jay-Z featuring Foxy Brown - Sunshine

I was on YouTube listening to some tunes and I just started searching for some songs I hadn't heard in awhile and I stumbled upon this forgotten gem. Jay-Z and Foxy Brown teamed up in 1997 to produce, "Sunshine" which was taken from Jay-Z's album, "In My Lifetime Vol 1." This song was one of the many collaborations we would hear from Jay and Foxy and it is one of my favorites as well as the colorful video. Check it out!

Lil' Kim Takes On Romania!

She set the dance floor on fire during her stint on ABC's "Dancing With The Stars", now Lil' Kim is working her way back into the music world. The rapstress performed over in Romania and in this video below she gives an exclusive interview regarding her upcoming album and more. Check it out!



Music Biz:
Mary J. Blige Stars In New Movie!
Mary J. Blige will star in the upcoming movie by Tyler Perry entitled, "I Can Do Bad All By Myself". Click here to see an exclusive preview of the song behind the movie title.

Usher Plots New Album!
It’s alive… well almost. Grammy Award-winning recording artist Usher has revealed to the Las Vegas Sun that his sixth solo set, “Monster,” is on the verge of completion and is scheduled to see the light of day in October.

Usher weeks away from completing sixth solo album, "Monster". Back in January, Jermaine Dupri, the project’s only confirmed producer, announced to the public via his “Living the Life” YouTube series that the…

Jordin Sparks Replaces Ciara On Britney Spears Tour!

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So that's what their saying on the message boards. Who knows how true that is though? Anyway Jordin Sparks is riding high with her new album, "Battlefield" and the title track itself. Whitney Houston's new album, "I Look To You" can finally be previewed. Trey Songz reveals the tracklisting to his new album, "Ready". You can read about all these headlines and more below!

Jordin Sparks Joins Britney Spears!
Platinum-selling 19 Recordings/Jive Records artist Jordin Sparks will join "The Circus Starring Britney Spears" as special guest on the second North American leg of the tour. Sparks will perform on the U.S. portion of the trek including dates in New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, Miami, Detroit, Chicago and more before concluding on September 26 & 27 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV.Whitney Houston Album Preview!
Whitney Houston's new album, "I Look To You" will be released August 31 but you c…

I Got Beef With You! The Latest Feuds In R&B/Hip-Hop!

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Brooke Hogan vs. Beyonce - The VH1 reality star turned singer was asked about Beyonce and the singer had this to say about the star "..she needs to go sit down and make some babies and chill. She's talented, but she needs to give it a break." It's not like she wasn't telling the truth but of course the Beyonce fans claim that Brooke is jealous.

Trey Songz vs. R. Kelly - Trey Songz has always been compared to R. Kelly and the singer even lists Kells as one of his influences. Over the last few years Trey has become increasingly cocky and called Kells out on a song from his "Anticipation" mixtape[I believe].

Trey Songz vs. Pleasure P - Who knew that beef between the two musicians existed until Teairra Mari revealed that Pleasure would be insulted if Teairra recorded a song written by Trey for her upcoming album, "At That Point".

Mariah Carey vs. Eminem - This beef is by no means new but it has lived on over the years. Most recently Mariah's &quo…