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The Billboard Hot 100 Charts For This Week!

LW-TW-Title-Artist
01-01 TiK ToK - Ke$ha
04-02 Replay - Iyaz
03-03 Bad Romance - Lady GaGa
05-04 Fireflies - Owl City
02-05 Empire State Of Mind - Jay-Z + Alicia Keys
07-06 Whatcha Say - Jason Derulo
08-07 Down - Jay Sean
19-08 Party In The U.S.A. - Miley Cyrus
06-09 Sexy Chick - David Guetta
14-10 Do You Remember - Jay Sean
09-11 Meet Me Halfway - Black Eyed Peas
12-12 BedRock - Young Money
10-13 3 - Britney Spears
20-14 I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
15-15 Paparazzi - Lady GaGa
16-16 Forever - Drake
47-17 One Time - Justin Bieber
11-18 Hard - Rihanna
22-19 You Belong With Me - Taylor Swift
23-20 Two Is Better Than One - Boys Like Girls
24-21 I Can Transform Ya - Chris Brown
21-22 Need You Now - Lady Antebellum
13-23 How Low - Ludacris
17-24 Sweet Dreams - Beyonce
30-25 Fifteen - Taylor Swift
31-26 Tie Me Down - New Boyz
28-27 Evacuate The Dancefloor - Cascada
18-28 Already Gone - Kelly Clarkson
39-29 Cowboy Casanova - Carrie Underwood
60-30 One Less Lonely Girl…

Jennifer Lopez New Single Originally For Brandy?

What a lot of people don't know is that when we hear a song from an artist particularly a singer; that said singer may of not been the original singer for that said track. Many times songwriters write songs particularly with a singer in mind or just in hopes of shopping a song around. A song can be recorded by multiple artists and multiple versions of that song can leak. But of course you all knew this right?

Jennifer Lopezs' newest single, 'Louboutins' was originally for Brandy but find out how it landed in JLO's hand. Read below for more on that story and news on Teddy Riley and Mary J. Blige.

There has been much talk about the origin of Jennifer Lopez’s first single “Louboutins.” The producer behind the track, Tricky Stewart, is setting the record straight on how the designer heels ended up on J.Lo’s feet.“We originally wrote the song for Brandy and when Brandy’s situation kinda fell apart over at [Epic Records], there was an opportunity for us to place the record…

2009 Recap: Bad Rap

Consider it a case of art imitating life as several rappers went to jail or are going to jail.

Lil' Wayne recently conducted a farewell concert in his hometown with the possibility of him going to jail for a year.

T.I. was put in jail earlier this year but word is he has been released! I haven't heard more on this story so I'm not sure.

Gucci Mane was at his peak this year when he landed in the slammer...again. When will these rappers learn?

Max B went to jail as well and I think it was for robbery.

Remy Ma shot up her best friend and Da Brat pistol whipped a patron.

I'm so tired of these rappers getting arrested every year. Let's hope next year these rappers and others have better luck.

Throwback Video: Salt-N-Pepa - Independent

As the end of the year starts to wind down, there is less and less music news to report. Like I really have to search. And there won't be really much music news until 2010 and you know the first few months of the new year are typically slow. Meanwhile we can always go back in the past and long for the days of yesterday.

Salt-N-Pepa were true trailblazers and this video is just one of many that proves that. I have a lot of memories when it comes to this video and many of Salt-N-Pepa videos. I was a young child who grew up with my sister who would sit and watch videos on MTV on the weekend. This is just one of the handful of videos I remember as a child. Enjoy!



Years later Salt-N-Pepa would have their own reality show which revealed an estrangement that I never knew existed. Any time I would see Salt-N-Pepa they always looked happy and to be the very best of friends. But I never thought about the stigma that comes with girl groups and Salt-N-Pepa were no exception. While Salt is rel…

2009 Recap: Keri Hilson...What's The Big Deal?

One of the breakout artists of the year is Keri Hilson; there is no denying that. There has been a lot of hate towards Keri Hilson but is it deserved?

Well for starters I remember hearing about the story where a fan met Keri Hilson and she was rude to him. The upset fan took to YouTube to air her out and gripe about his experience. Keri and her team did some damage control by showering the upset fan with gifts; I wonder did it work??

Who could forget Keri's dis to Beyonce and Ciara on the 'Turnin Me On Remix'; which basically blew up in Keri's face. Keri eventually denied the song was a dis and allegedly claimed the song wasn't supposed to leak out. I wonder why.

There were some good moments for her though. She had three hit singles; 'Energy', 'Turnin' Me On', and 'Knock You Down'. Her debut album, 'In A Perfect World' went gold. It was definitely one of the few R&B releases to go gold; so that in itself is worth the congratulat…

Raheem DeVaughn Plans New Album!

2010 is looking to be a very interesting year in music and I'm hoping it will be much like 2001; a year that music was at its peak. There are so many artists coming out and releasing albums in 2010. I have lots of reason to be excited but not too excited because I can be let down very easily.

Raheem DeVaughn who we all know from his hit, 'Customer' is one of the many singers who will be releasing a new album next year. Read below for more info on his album as well as news on Donell Jones and Jay-Z.

Set for release early 2010, DeVaughn's "Love & War" is led by the socially conscious cut "Bulletproof," followed by "A Wing and Prayer".

Citing war and life for many this decade, DeVaughn says “Bulletproof” is more like these are the problems; this is what we facing…almost like it’s a warning. Then “A Wing and a Prayer” is like okay, we know these are the problems, but I still believe in the power of prayer."

While DeVaughn is capturing his…

Throwback Video: Kelis - Milkshake

In 2003 you couldn't escape this song and years after its original release; you can hear this song in a variety of movies. I never been a big fan of 'Milkshakes' but Kelis' 'Milkshake' I was and the album; 'Tasty' became one of my favorite albums of all time. You gotta love Kelis!



Kelis is releasing her new album, 'Fleshtones' in 2010. The first single is 'Acapella' which is produced by David Guetta[worked with Kelly Rowland].

Alicia Keys Flips At Free Hotel Room!

Hello all! We all know Alicia Keys to be very reserved and posh(ha! I just felt like using that word). So when we hear of her being upset and out of her character; then it must of been a really good reason right? Well turns out Ms. Keys was upset about a free hotel room stay in London. Read below to get all the juicy details!

Shy and retiring Alicia Keys released her inner diva in London this week when a hotel suite she had been offered FOR FREE triggered an out-of-character hissy fit.
Alicia had flown into town to promote her amazing new album The Element Of Freedom and was initially more than thrilled to be offered the grandest suite of all at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge.

But upon arrival on Monday morning Alicia was far from happy. Despite the suite being used to accommodate stars of the calibre of Michael Jackson and Madonna over the years, Alicia hated it.
In fact the star – who’s riding high in the charts with Jay-Z on their Empire State Of Mind track – turned …

Trina Flips Out During Concert!

What has Trina so angry? Well apparently nemesis Khia performed before Trina and Trina wasn't too happy about that. I'd rather her before than after. Save the best for last. Trina was very angry and probably very drunk but I like this side of her. I was a little scared! Check it out!



Trina's long awaited album, 'Amazin' will be in stores March 30, 2010. That is a ways from now but it will be here soon. The song 'That's My Attitude' leaked out awhile back and there is a video of it being released soon? I'm not sure if it is her first single or not but might be.

Music Biz:
Whitney Houston's Latest Album Gets Sales Boost!
Whitney is ready to give I Look To You another large boost.

This week, the album soars from #116 to #63, with 108% increase in sales, bringing the albums year end total to 1,002,000 units moved.

In January, Houston will also be releasing 2 more singles from the album. First, her ever popular ballad, "I Didn't Know My Own Stren…

Throwback Video: Mobb Deep featuring Lil' Kim - Quiet Storm Remix

I remember hearing this song many times on the way to school when me and an old friend of mine used to hitch a ride with this girl I went to school with. I eventually got this album from Mobb Deep and I think it also won them a lot of fans. Lil' Kim's verse on here was quite memorable and was said to be a dis to Foxy Brown. For some reason though I always thought she was talking about Charli Baltimore though.



When Foxy Brown caught wind of this song and its popularity; Foxy responded on Capone N Noreaga's 'Bang Bang' which went even harder and tore Kim a new asshole if you ask me. The war of words between the two ladies would continue for years to come.

Music Feed: Songs That Contain Acronyms

Songwriters are getting more and more creative with song titles. The most recent trend is the use of acronyms in song titles. Sometimes these acronyms have a meaning, and sometime they do not.

Check out this list I compiled for songs that contain acronyms! Step your musical knowledge up kiddies!

H.A.T.E.U., Mariah Carey
This is one of the stand out songs on Mariah Carey's 'Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel' album. Though people barfed at the video I actually love it. The acronym H.A.T.E.U. stands for 'having a typical emotional upset'.

I M.I.S.S. U, Nicole Scherzinger featuring Pharrell
You can't go wrong with Pharrell in my book! Pharrell knocked it out the park with this song. This is a very sassy and funky cut that was originally set to appear on Nicole's 'Her Name Is Nicole' album. Unfortunately that album never saw the light of day. A lot of the songs featured on the album were revived. You can hear a lot of them(not including this one) on the most rece…

Jennifer Lopez Defends Her Singing Voice!

Jennifer Lopez has always been criticized whether it be her acting or more importantly her singing. The debate of whether JLO can sing or not didn't stop her from having several hit albums over the years. Now the singer is returning with a new album, 'Love?' due out in 2010. Check out the video as JLO comes clean on her voice and more.



I think JLO is a decent singer. At the end of the day I'm all about good music. It never mattered who it comes from. People that can't sing are half of the idiots that try out for 'American Idol' knowing damn well they should sit down!

Music Biz:
Ashanti's Stalker Details Released!
Those steamy voice mails, raunchy text messages and X-rated pictures?

Why, they were for the ladies, of course.

So says the Windy City wacko who's on trial for swamping Ashanti's mom with revolting messages and images he hoped would romance the R&B singer.

"That's sex texting, for the ladies," Devar Hurd explained. "She…

Amerie, Fabolous 'More Than Love' Video!

This is Amerie's third video single from her album, 'In Love & War' in stores now. I don't care much for the song but the video is pretty nice. I like the chemistry between her and Fab more so in the video and the ending is really cool too. Check it out!

News In A Flash: Usher's Newest Album Leaks?

As we all know the holidays is typically a huge time for music releases. Why? Well being that people are all throughout the stores shopping for gifts; why not provide the gift of music? Anyway one album that was supposed to be released this December was Usher's 'Raymond v. Raymond' but the album had been pushed back to March 2. Well apparently yesterday the album leaked out but I'm being told that it is simply an album full of leaked tracks; that leaked out this year. In other words a lot of those songs will be on the final album. Once again we continue to get spoiled and spoil ourselves. I think I will wait this one until the actual album is released.

Jennifer Hudson may have been quiet on the music scene lately but that was due to her recently giving birth to a baby boy. Now rumors have circulated that the singer was pregnant again! Well it turns out that the rumors are untrue. Jennifer Hudson is not pregnant!

Mary J. Blige just released her ninth album, 'Stronger …

Jennifer Lopez New Movie Preview!

Jennifer Lopez returns to the movie screen in 'The Back Up Plan' which will be in theaters this spring. For some reason it seems like every major movie JLO stars in, the movie always ends up on TNT. Like they just love playing Jennifer Lopez movies most recently, 'Monster In Law' which is one of my favorites. Check JLO out back in action!



Romantic comedies for JLO are typically the movies that do well for her. I'm sure people will warm up to this one and refer to it as her romantic comedies in the past.

Music Biz:
KeKe Wyatt Returns!
It has been sometime since we've heard from the woman who brought us soul stirring songs on her debut album "Soul Sista." The wait is nearly over however, as KeKe Wyatt has plans to start fresh in 2010 !

Announcing a new deal with Shanachie recently, home to Leela James, KeKe Wyatt is poised to release a new album as early as February 2010.

"We are extremely excited to be bringing out Keke’s new music," Shanachie gene…

Music Feed: Songs About Boys & Girls!

I have done so many music feeds that I'm starting to forget what some of the previous ones were. I did a search on the word 'boy' before I did this but who knows. In songs there are many references to boys and girls; nasty, dirty, and freaky. Check out my list of songs about boys and girls!

Boys, Britney Spears
Britney Spears hooked up with The Neptunes for this cut off her 'In The Zone' album.

Dirty Girl, Latrelle
Many people probably aren't familiar with Latrelle. The singer was formerly signed to Arista Records during L.A. Reid's brief reign. 'Dirty Girl' was one of the many songs that leaked from her unreleased album, 'Dirty Girl...'.

Nasty Girl, Destiny's Child
Beyonce would later be criticized for this song when in 2003 she started appearing half dressed in her solo videos.

Girl, Destiny's Child
Once Destiny's Child reunited they sang about a 'girl' who needed plenty of guidance and moral support.

Mercedes Boy, Pebbles
A R&a…

Album Spotlight: Sisqo - Unleash The Dragon

It's been awhile since we heard from Sisqo and if we have, I sure haven't heard anything. I know for awhile he was appearing on a few reality shows on VH1 and CMT. Before all that Sisqo broke free of Dru Hill and set out for a semi successful solo career with this debut album, 'Unleash The Dragon'. The album was led by the hit single, 'Thong Song' which became a phenomenon in itself. It really catapulted Sisqo to superstar status. This album brings back a lot of memories for me personally. I just remember me and my best friend at the time always listening to this. I remember him having a copy of the album first and I eventually got one. Those were good times. There is nothing like the good old days. One of my favorite songs was the steamy ballad, 'How Can I Love U 2Nite'. I also liked 'So Sexual' and 'Addicted'. If you don't remember this album, YouTube it, buy it, or dare I say...download it; on iTunes! Check out a few of the songs …

It's Raining Cats & Dogs: Songs With 'Cat' & 'Dog' In The Title!

I'm constantly finding a set of songs that have something in common. I think it keeps my mind fresh and it just goes to show my knowledge of music. This time the words 'cat' and 'dog' are the subject here. Both words go hand in hand. They are opposite and they are often house pets. They can also be used to describe a variety of things; female genitalia, cheating men, and love. You will see all that here described in the songs below.

Check out my list of songs dedicated to cats and dogs!

Pussycat, Missy Elliott
This is one of the stand out songs from Missy Elliott's 'Under Construction' album and one of my personal favorites. Missy sings about the power to keep a man and hold him down by using what God gave her; her genitalia to be exact hence the title 'Pussycat'.

Pussycats, Mya
Mya made a fun song with 'Pussycats' and it is very catchy and one of my favorites from her 'Fear Of Flying' album. Actually as I type this up I am listening…

Fantasia's Reality Show Preview!

If you watch VH1 like I do, you will see that they have been unveiling their new lineup for January and one of those shows is 'For Real' starring Fantasia. You will Fantasia deal with many things; working on her new album, getting her GED, and family issues. The show looks interesting. Check out the preview!



Music Biz:
Usher Named Artist Of The Decade!
Usher might have lost his reign over the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart to Trey Songz last week, but the Diamond-selling singer has earned another title. According to Billboard, the "Papers" singer is officially the Top Hot 100 artist of the decade !

With a stellar 13 consecutive top 20 singles, including seven which went to number one, Usher earns the title in company of Beyonce and Mariah Carey, who also fared well on the Hot 100 over the last ten years.

According to Billboard, Usher's seven number one singles collectively spent 41 weeks at the top of the chart -- the most weeks at number one for any act in the…

News In A Flash: T.I. Released From Jail?

What else is going on in the world of music? Well for starters there is a rumor going around that T.I. has been released early from prison.

So we all know that Kelly Rowland is working on a new album! When is she not though? Anyway Kelly is working with producer Rico Love[produced Pleasure P's 'Boyfriend #2''] who promises us many hits to come. Let's hope so. We all realize the star that Kelly is and can be.

Kelly Rowland's former band mate Beyonce is one of the first performers that has been added to the Grammy Awards telecast. Beyonce is nominated for 10 awards and the show will air early next year.

A contender for breakthrough artist of 2010 is Nicki Minaj. The rapper has done multiple collaborations over the last few months and in 2010 she will be or have collaborated with everyone from The Game to Robin Thicke['Shakin' It For Daddy']. Nicki Minaj is definitely an artist to watch in 2010. Mark my words!

One of the first singles from Monica's new…

Khia Has Her Own Reality Show!

Khia refuses to sit back and fade into oblivion. Though she is technically an one hit wonder thanks in part to 'My Neck My Back', she still puts out music regularly and conjures up enough personality to warrant her own reality show.



I'm all about being honest with you; the readers. I don't always know everything and if I don't know, I will tell you flat out. I don't know if this reality show is new or old. Judging by the quality it could air on BET! We will see in time huh?

Music Biz:
Jaheim Returns With New Album!
UrbanBridgez.com has exclusively learned the title to the new release by R&B crooner Jaheim. On February 9th, 2010 “ANOTHER ROUND” will be released to retail & online.

The album includes production by Balewa Muhammaed, Clifton Lighty, Kaygee, J.R. Rotem, Mamas Boys, Harold Lily and Chuck Harmony.

The first single “Ain’t Leavin Without You,” is already a hit on radio. Jaheim was recently the headliner artist on AT&T Mobile (R&B genre).

No tra…

Mr. & Mrs: Songs With Professional Titles

Do you actually know the difference between titles such as Ms., Mrs. and Miss? Well I learned some things about those titles many years ago. Just to refresh my knowledge, I went to wikipedia to look up some things.

The songs below all represent professional titles whether it be Mr., Mister, or Mrs. I can't remember if I might of messed up on some of the 'mr.' or mrs.' usage in the title; meaning I'm not sure if its correct or not or how its spelled in the song.

Anyway check out the list of songs I compiled that refer to professional titles that we use every now and then!

Miss Independent, Kelly Clarkson
This was the debut single from Kelly Clarkson's debut album, 'Thankful' which was written by and originally for Christina Aguilera who passed on it.

Ms. Officer, Lil' Wayne featuring Bobby Valentino
One of my favorite singles from Lil' Wayne's 'The Carter 3' album.

Mr. Cool, Tamia featuring Mario Winans
This is another song I really like fro…

Toni Braxton Speaks On New Album!

So many songs have leaked by Toni Braxton in recent months. I have been fortunate not to spoil myself with the leaks so I can be surprised once the final product arrives in stores in either February or March.

In this video Toni talks about her new album, her health scare, Las Vegas, and more. Check it out!



There is not a Toni Braxton album that I don't like or don't have and Toni has always been consistent with albums and I hope she keeps her track record clean!

Throwback Video: Ne-Yo - Do You

'Do You' isn't a true throwback but its old enough to warrant as a throwback video. Released in 2007 but I swear it was 2006, this was one of my favorite songs from the 'Because Of You' album. Check out the video!



I'm not sure if Ne-Yo is working on a new album but more than likely he is. Ne-Yo worked with Monica on her newest album, 'Still Standing' on the song 'Stay Or Go' which was also recorded by another singer named Tynisha Keli.

Alicia Keys Graces Final Cover of Giant Magazine!

2009 was a year where we saw a lot of magazine publications fold. Actually the latter half of 2008 also saw quite a few magazines fold. Some of them like Vibe was resurrected while others found new life as online publications. Maybe Giant can redeem itself eventually. I can't say I ever read a Giant magazine but it seems like they always do pretty decent covers and stories.

If you didn't know Alicia Keys just released her newest album, 'The Element Of Freedom' and the album was said to debut with around 400K units. The official numbers will be out later this week. Congrats Alicia!

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Now playing: Joi - Missing You
via FoxyTunes

News In A Flash: Rihanna Chooses New Single!

Rihanna's next UK single is 'Rudeboy' from her 'Rated R' album! I haven't heard Rihanna's album and I didn't have much of an interest in it. Someone told me it was pretty good to them but that's all I heard about it.

Que of Day 26 is no longer with the group. Apparently he had been kicked out by the other members. If you followed the 'Making The Band' series especially of this year you will see a lot of turmoil they had. Que felt alienated a lot of the times since a lot of his vision went unnoticed. I was starting to think the guy was on drugs or something. I'm not sure if their adding a new member or just remaining a quartet. I say remain a quartet because you will be splitting the money four ways instead of five.

Speaking of groups and members, Kelly Rowland will be collaborating again with Nelly for a new track to appear on her new album due 2010. If you recall the two hooked up for the song, 'Dilemma' a few years back. And we a…

Michael Jackson FBI Files To Be Revealed!

Like Elvis Presley before him, Michael Jackson's legacy and memory will forever live on. We will always hear another erroneous story or yet another interesting chapter in his life be revealed. Read below for the latest shocker in the Michael Jackson saga!

The Federal Bureau of Investigation will release 333 pages of Michael Jackson's formerly-classified file on Monday morning. Can we interest you in a little light reading?

The documents will relate to his 1993 and 2004 child molestation cases -- as well as any case Michael Jackson was the victim of ... including threats and extortion attempts. Nothing about Dr. Conrad Murray or Michael's death will be in the files.

Our guess -- the extortion attempts will be the most interesting.

The FBI did a similar thing back in October concerning files involving Anna Nicole Smith and a possible plot to kill the son of her 89-year-oldLil' Wayne Not In Trouble For Drug Bust?
Looks Lil' Wayne will walk away from yesterday's drug bu…

JoJo Speaks On Her New Album!

Among other things; the singer talks about record label drama, back-up plans and more. Check it out!



One of my favorite songs from JoJo is called 'Use My Shoulder' and I'm not sure what album it is from but I love her emotion in that song. I also like her take on '25 To Life' which was also recorded by Floetry member, Marsha Ambrosius.

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Now playing: Frankie J - Crush
via FoxyTunes

Change Clothes & Go: Songs About Clothes

As you will see in the songs listed below all have one thing in common; they all deal with some sort of clothing. It is amazing how much certain songs have in common. Better yet it is interesting how these singers and songwriters come up with these songs. Check out the list of songs I came up with that pay homage to clothing!

Change Clothes, Jay-Z featuring Pharrell
Remember this video? Models were walking down the runway and Naomi Campbell had a cameo.

Hoodie, Omarion
This is the newest song of the bunch. This is the second single from Omarion's upcoming album, 'Ollusion' in stores early next year.

Blue High Heels, Ray J
Ray J was quoted saying that this song was dedicated to Halle Berry.

T-Shirt & Panties, Adina Howard featuring Jamie Foxx
I don't recall if this song was ever meant to be a single. I think it just caught up and now it is a classic.

No Panties, Trina featuring Tweet
Do you all remember this song? This was the first single from Trina's 'Diamond Princ…

Robin Thicke, Jay-Z Behind The Scenes In Studio!

Jay-Z is one of the many artists that appear on Robin Thicke's new album, 'Sex Therapy' and you get the see the two artists work on a track. Check it out!



I haven't really been into Robin Thicke as much but I do like 'Shakin It For Daddy' but I think I like more cause Nicki Minaj is on there. 'Sex Therapy' is a cool song but I can't get into it like that but the remix with Ludacris is hot!

Mariah Carey 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' Video!

Just in time for the holidays is Mariah Carey's 'All I Want...' which has become a classic in its own right. The song has been the top selling Christmas ringtone for the last three years. The song was originally released in 1994 and is from Mariah Carey's 'Merry Christmas' album. Check it out!

2009 Recap: The Year Of...

Hello all! It's been awhile since I did my last recap but this one popped in my head while I was in bed. Now as I formally put all the thoughts that were in my head to this post editor, I know I am a forgetting a few key things. Typical of me!

2009 is truly coming to an end cause next week is Christmas and it didn't take long for that to get here. You are seeing plenty of year end lists and I have had my share and I'm clearly not finished but below is my latest one. It is simply a list of what we saw in 2009 and who or what dominated. Check it out!

Beyonce
Beyonce continued her reign all throughout 2009. There were hit singles('Halo', 'Sweet Dreams'), hit DVDs, and plenty of re-releases of 'I Am...Sasha Fierce'. There was the ABC Thanksgiving special. There were numerous endorsements and so forth.

Money
This year we were introduced to three groups who all had 'money' in their name. First up was Young Money; a group masterminded by Lil' Wayne.…

Alicia Keys & Swizz Beats Party It Up!

Alicia Keys & Swizz Beats step out and party it up in celebration of Alicia Keys' new album release, 'The Element Of Freedom'. Never before have I seen these two on camera interacting the way they are. They look like they are having a good time and enjoying each other.



It's sad because due to this relationship with Swizz Beats, it has tarnished Alicia's image a little bit. Her new album is expected to sell around 300-350 units in its first week. It is a far cry from her 700K she did a few years ago.

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Now playing: Sterling Simms - Sexual Healing [HOT RNB] (2009)
via FoxyTunes

Mary J. Blige Performs 'I Am' On Jimmy Kimmel!

Mary J. Blige appeared on 'The Jimmy Kimmel Show' a few nights ago to perform her latest single. Check it out!

Meanwhile you can check out Mary's new album, 'Stronger With Each Tear' in stores December 21 or 22. I say that because I always see those dates when any advertisement is mentioned. Also with the holidays I think some albums are appearing in stores early to reap from the holiday sales.



As we know Mary's last three albums have been released in December. I want Mary to try and not release an album in December for a change. I can't fault her for why she does it cause it does work.

What You Might Of Missed!

Young Money comprised of Lil' Wayne, Nicki Minaj, and Drake appeared on 'The Mo'Nique Show' last night and introduced the world to....Young Money. The group also performed 'Bedrock' and speaking of Young Money, their debut album, 'We Are Young Money' leaked out yesterday! I'm actually listening to it right now as we speak. I don't know how I feel about it right now even though I'm about five songs deep. Might be a grower!

In other Lil' Wayne news while on the Young Money tour bus, the bus was pulled over and the police found weed and the whole Young Money crew were detained. I read everything is good now though but for a moment there were reports that Lil' Wayne was definitely going to jail!

Mary J. Blige will release 'Kitchen' as her next single off her new album, 'I Am' which is in stores December 22 and that album just leaked a few days ago and while it is a decent album; it is not one I'm immediately eager to he…

Trey Songz Starts Work On New Album!

I will say I am surprised at Trey following up to 'Ready' so soon but like the article below entails, he wants to strike while the iron is hot. Nothing wrong with that right? I think he is becoming slightly overexposed though in my opinion.

In other Trey Songz news his single, 'I Invented Sex' featuring Drake is currently #1 on the R&B charts!

After a successful third album Trey Songz is planning to strike whilst the iron’s still hot by rush releasing the follow-up to Ready, and he’ll be enlisting the usual suspects like Pharrell, Timbaland and B-Cox to lend him a helping hand.

“I’m trying to make sure I have an album out ASAP,” he said. “I ain’t gonna tell you how soon, though. It’s not gonna be two years. I wanna use the same recipe I’ve been using. If anybody is added, it’ll be for real purpose. I spoke to Pharrell. I told him I’m getting in, Timbaland as well — both huge Virginian-grown producers. I definitely would love to work with them. But Troy Taylor I’ve …

The Game Collaborates With The Neptunes For New Album!

This is new news to some people and maybe old to others. I actually reported this news awhile back if I'm not mistaken. As a matter of fact I did. Anyway I first heard the news from a friend.



Music Biz:
Beyonce Creates New Perfume!
Beyoncé Knowles is aiming to light a much-needed fire under the beleaguered fragrance business this February with her first scent, Beyoncé Heat. Industry sources estimate it could do $100 million at retail globally in its first year on counter. At least half of that figure is expected to come from U.S. Sales.

And the entertainer — who is up for 10 Grammys on Jan. 31 — is more than up for the challenge. She can’t wait to get her scent into the hands of her fans.

“I’m so happy with it,” she said during an exclusive interview with WWD. “I’ve been working on it for a while now. I was on tour for a year, and I have meet-and-greets with fans. I’ve never in my life gotten so many compliments. Coty has their own testing, but that was my testing! The fans loved it. T…

Erykah Badu Talks About Her New Album!

Erykah's new album is supposed to be in stores in February 2010 but we will see. We all know how quick release dates get changed.



Music Biz:
Lil' Wayne's 'Rebirth' Accidentally Shipped!
Lil Wayne fans who pre-ordered Rebirth are getting an early Christmas gift. Although the album has been delayed until 2010, it showed up in the mailbox of about 500 Amazon customers this week.

According to Billboard, the online retailer shipped copies of Wayne’s rock album to some customers who pre-ordered it. The album began arriving on Monday, December 14.

Around one million units were reportedly manufactured and about one-third were already shipped to retailers when the decision was made to delay Rebirth. The album has been pushed back from December 21 to February 1 to allow for a proper set-up. Sources tell Billboard that Wayne may change the final tracklisting due to the leak.

Some songs from the oft-delayed project have already hit the net including “On Fire,” “Da Da Da,” and the E…

Alicia Keys Gives 'Un-Thinkable' Performance on 106 & Park!

Alicia Keys just released her new album, 'The Element Of Freedom' and early reports are saying she may do anywhere from 300-350K units. It is a far cry from the 700K plus she did with 'As I Am' but then again things were different for Alicia Keys.

The last few months Alicia's reputation has been tampered after her relationship wit Swizz Beats and the circumstances of which lead to it. Her two singles, 'Doesn't Mean Anything' and 'Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart' haven't performed well on the charts.

The Joys Of Sex

Music feeds, as I like to call them have become a big part of this blog. I just think they are fun and amusing and may be to some people they are just plain corny but who cares what they think? Ha!

The songs listed below all feature 'sex' in the title. Of course there are tons of songs with the word sex but here are a few. Some you may know and some you may not.

Sex With You, Marques Houston
This was one of my favorite songs from Marques' 'Naked' album and of course with an album title such as 'Naked' you will have songs that deal with sex.

S.E.X., Ginuwine featuring Sole
I don't know this song personally but I remembered the title enough to include it here.

S.E.X., Lyfe
Lyfe always has a message in his songs. You ever notice that? And S.E.X. is no exception!

I Wanna Sex You Up, Color Me Badd
This song brings back a lot of memories. It is a song I heard while growing up and it was from the 'New Jack City' soundtrack. Whatever became of Color Me Badd? Hmm…