Yesterday the song; "Sweet Love" leaked out from Chris Brown which in my opinion was a little underwhelming. The song was produced by Polow Da Don. Chris plans to release another single to coincide with that. Read more below:
Chris Brown is serving up a double dose. The R&B sensation will cater to his diverse fan bases by releasing two new singles off his upcoming album Fortune.
R&B fans will be treated to “Sweet Love,” while Breezy has enlisted Big Sean and Wiz Khalifa for the hip-hop-flavored “Till I Die.”
He announced the news on Twitter. “Real R&B and Hip Hop coming soon!” tweeted Chris. “‘SWEET LOVE’ next single(R&B). ‘TILL I DIE’ next single(rap) ft @BigSean and WIZ KHALIFA!”
Chris previously collaborated with both rappers on bonus tracks off last year’s F.A.M.E. and topped the charts with Big Sean on their Finally Famous collaboration “My Last.”
Fortune, which has spawned the singles “Strip” and “Turn Up the Music,” arrives May 8.
Chris Brown leaked out the song; "How I Feel" a few weeks ago which stems from his recent feuds with fans, other celebs, and all the comments made about him. I'm not sure if this song will be featured on his upcoming album; "Fortune" album due in stores May 8.
Chris Brown is currently riding high with his hit single; "Turn Up The Music". He is also featured on Nicki Minaj's new single; "Right By My Side" which was the most added song on radio last week!
Tank is crying out on the new song and video for; "Underrated". It's from his mixtape; "Diary Of A Madman" that was released last year.
Tank may feel "underrated" in the sense that he hasn't had lots of chart success but I beg to differ on the whole "underrated" debacle. Tank is a noted songwriter and producer who has won many accolades. He has written and produced songs for a variety of artists including Ashanti(alleged), Kelly Rowland, Jamie Foxx, Pleasure P, and many more.
Elle Varner releases the newest video to her newest single; "Refill" which I never paid much attention to. After seeing the video though(which I like); I dig the song a little more.
Elle Varner is signed to RCA Records and "Refill" can be found on her current mixtape; "Conversational Lush".
I been seeing and reading little things about Dawn Richard and her new mixtape; "Armor On". The first video and single from that mixtape is "Bombs".
I'm definitely not feeling the song or the video but you can't blame a girl for trying. I'm not quite sure of the statement she is trying to make with this song but maybe some of her fans know.
I had heard the story before about Lil' Kim not being able to release music for awhile. Why is this story making news again? Well its because of a recent interview that Lil' Kim did during a brief promo stint on MTV. If you were unaware of the story you can read and find out more below:
This past weekend, Lil’ Kim sat down with DJ Envy for MTV’s “Sucker Free” and revealed that legally, she is banned from releasing music due to several lawsuits from her previous record labels.
“When I came home from prison in 2006, I was really unhappy with my label so I wanted to get off, and I didn’t get released. I wasn’t dropped. I had to pay them. So, at the end of the day, it’s like that takes time. For two years, I fought and fought and fought and finally there was a break. During those two years, I did my Hollywood thing, I mean doing reality shows, ‘Dancing With The Stars’ and all that good stuff. But in between me doing ‘Dancing With The Stars’, I struck up another deal. I did …
I mean of course with Swizz Beats being Alicia Keys' husband and everything he is going to hype her new album. I mean its only right...right? Find out what Swizz has to say about Alicia's upcoming album and his own project.
Alicia Keys has walked down the aisle, welcomed a son, and produced a play in the two-plus years since releasing her last album, 2009’s The Element of Freedom. Now the Grammy-winning singer is plotting her return to music with her fifth album, which Swizz Beatz calls “timeless.”
Her husband was beaming with pride as he spoke about his wife’s upcoming music. “She’s working on a timeless piece,” Swizz told Angie Martinez.
Expect Alicia to get personal on her first album since giving birth to baby Egypt. “The topics that she’s speaking about are super deep and from the heart, and to me what music has been missing,” added the producer, who dropped his new single “Street Knock” featuring A$AP Rocky. “It’s the thing that makes us special as an artist. I tell her, ‘Y…
Ashanti will release her new album; "Braveheart" on April 24. The album features the single; "The Woman You Love" featuring Busta Rhymes which sits at #72 this week on the R&B/Hip Hop Singles chart. The song peaked at #59 a few weeks ago which is good considering Ashanti is an independent artist.
I think Ashanti will probably need to stick a fork in "The Woman You Love" unless she plans on doing some more TV appearances because I don't think the song will rebound at this point.
I'm still not completely in love with the album cover being that its a still from "The Woman You Love" video shoot but I have to keep thinking she is an indie artist now so. Ashanti released some much better promo pictures which I thought would of made much better album covers but who I am to tell someone want picture to use as their album cover? Anyway as a fan of Ashanti I am excited for the album release and I hope the album is good.
Whitney Houston's official cause of death was due to accidental drowning, a source close to the investigation tells PEOPLE.
The singer, 48, was also found to have cocaine in her system at the time of her death, the source confirms. Contributing factors of her death included heart disease and cocaine use, an investigation found.
Houston was found unresponsive and underwater in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Feb. 11, a day before the Grammy Awards, and was pronounced dead at the scene soon afterward.
Coroner officials previously confirmed that prescription pill bottles were found in her room, but the number of pills were "not in alarming amounts."
Though its said to be a joke; Usher is worried the famed singer will break his record breaking album; "Confessions" which has sold in excess of 9 million copies alone in the US. Read more below:
Usher has jokingly urged people to stop buying Adele's album.
The US singer's 2004 LP Confessions is currently the best-selling album of the 2000s, although Adele is now close to breaking that record with 21.
"If I have to confess, I have to confess that I have told a few people not to go and buy Adele's album because I don't want her to go and break my record," Usher told the Capital Breakfast Show with Dave Berry & Lisa Snowdon.
"No actually, I love her. Unfortunately, she's the closest to breaking my record for the last ten years. So now guys, don't go and buy that album right now."
The singer is currently promoting his upcoming seventh studio LP, with the lead single 'Climax' to be released on April 16.
An accomplished producer in his own right; Ryan Leslie is also a singer and now a rapper as he spits in the video to his newest single; "5 Minute Freshen Up". The song is set to appear on his upcoming album; "Les Is More" coming soon.
Monica will release her long awaited album; "New Life" on April 10. The album features the hit single; "It All Belongs To Me" featuring Brandy. The album contains production and appearances from Wale, Rick Ross, Polow Da Don, Jermaine Dupri, and Jazmine Sullivan(who co-writes one of the tracks).
Tyga’s Careless World was shattered when gunfire erupted following his show in Omaha, Nebraska, leaving his female rap artist Honey Cocaine injured.
Two members of the Young Money rapper’s crew were shot and suffered minor wounds when their vehicle was struck by bullets after his show at the Sokol Auditorium on Monday night, reports MTV News.
Tyga’s signee Honey Cocaine confirmed that she was one of the people shot, but was doing fine. “I’m ok, we all ok,” she tweeted. “Got shot and I’m not dead. #LoveLifeAndGod.”
According to the police report, Honey was hit in the arm and was transported to Creighton University Medical Center. A second passenger, Derrick Lowe, was grazed on his hip and refused treatment.
The incident occurred after Tyga’s concert earlier in the evening. Before performing “Rack City,” the last song in his set, some concertgoers began throwing items on stage. A furious Tyga stopped the show and asked, “Who threw this shit?” later telling the culprit to meet …
After several delays and a public battle with his label, 50 Cent is finally ready to release his new album. The hip-hop superstar has announced a July date for the oft-delayed project.
“My album is coming out july 2. I got some heat trust me I’m ready,” tweeted 50 about the follow-up to 2009’s Before I Self Destruct, which will mark his fifth album for Interscope Records before his contract is due for renewal.
He previously made threats to his label on Twitter, demanding that they move forward with his album or he would put out more free music. “I got 3,500,000 views in 3 day on hands up. Ok I need a record deal jimmy iovine, call me early tomorrow or I’m putting out another mix tape,” cautioned 50.
When “Girls Go Wild,” his song with Jeremih, prematurely hit the net earlier this year, he threatened to stop promoting his music. “I have lost all the faith in the team I’m on,” a discouraged 50 told his followers. “I having nothing left to say I will not be promoting my music.…
Wale releases new video for his single; "Sabotage" featuring Lloyd. I saw the video earlier today on "106 & Park". Don't really care for the song. Seems like I could never truly get into it. I would of thought Wale would of released; "Slight Work" featuring Big Sean as a single but guess not.
Last night it was on and popping at Club Liv in Miami. The club was packed out for a performance by Mary J. Blige with appearances by Fabolous, Wale and Meek Millz but things took a turn for the absolute worse when singer/actress Teyana Taylor got into a fist fight with a stripper name Skrawberry.
According to eye witnesses, shortly after Mary J. Blige sung Happy Birthday to Queen Latifah, Skrawberry approached the table that Teyana was sitting at and the two exchanged words. As Teyana bent down to put down her drink, she was sucker punched and all hell broke loose. Teyana’s crew jumped in and it turned into a full on brawl before Scrawberry was thrown out of the club with her dress hanging around her waist like a belt.
An hour later, as Teyana and her crew were leaving LIV, the stripper’s sister ran up behind her and grabbed her hair and another fight ensued. Two guys that jumped in the melee ended up busting through and shattering a nearby window at the club.
Well something like that. The singer spent a few days in New York visiting and giving the paparazzi some work. Read more below about her visit to Beyonce and more!
Rihanna spent a few days in New York City this past week, where she was spotted out for dinner, attending Rick Ross and Maybach Music Group's Hammerstein Ballroom show and even shopping to prepare a birthday dinner for her grandmother. Before she jetted back to LA, Rihanna also paid a visit to the Carter family--Jay-Z, Blue Ivy and Beyonce, along with Kanye West.
The paparazzi snapped photos of the Talk That Talk singer exiting the Carter's residence in Manhattan's Tribeca neighborhood, but there was no photo evidence of the ever elusive Kanye West. Jay-Z and Beyonce's daughter Blue is now a little over 2 months old and though her famous mom has taking her for walks around the city, she's been carefully hidden from the public.
Beyonce is rumored to be prepping two upcoming albums, and in talks to…
Noted producer and recording artist The Dream has never been one to shy away from being bluntly honest but, was his statement that black singers can't sing "soul anymore" accurate?
Speaking with The Guardian over the weekend, The Dream questioned the admiration Adele ("21") receives for singing soul versus Beyonce ("4").
"It's called rhythm and blues; they just took the blues out of it for so long. What's crazy is that blacks can't do soul records any more. We love Adele singing it, but Beyoncé singing it? No," says The Dream.
So what works for "blacks"? According to The Dream, a club hit.
"No, the tempo's too slow, gimme the club hit. Now the blacks in America are responsible for the pop records, and everybody else is singing soulful records," says The Dream. "It's weird to me. We're pigeonholed over there."
So is that really where music stands, at least in the U.S.?
Here is the official tracklisting of Nicki Minaj's sophomore album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded! Don't forget to head out and purchase your copy on April 3rd! 1. Roman Holiday 2. Come On A Cone 3. I Am Your Leader Feat. Cam’ron & Rick Ross 4. Beez In The Trap Feat. 2 Chainz 5. HOV Lane 6. Roman Reloaded Feat. Lil Wayne 7. Champion Feat. NAS, Drake & Young Jeezy 8. Right By My Side Feat. Chris Brown 9. Sex In the Lounge Feat. Lil Wayne & Bobby V 10. Starships 11. Pound The Alarm 12. Whip It 13. Automatic 14. Beautiful Sinner 15. Marilyn Monroe 16. Young Forever 17. Fire Burns 18. Gun Shot Feat. Beenie Man 19. Stupid Hoe
In 1994; TLC released their first single and video; "Creep" from their 11x platinum album; "CrazySexyCool". This was the first time I heard of the phrase which meant stepping out on your mate. I didn't understand the song at the time since I was 10 years old. I came to understand the meaning of the song many years later.
I remember there is a shot in the video where you get a quick peek at T-Bozs' breast with her flannel top only having one button. Check it out!
Monica's "New Life" album will be in stores and online April 10. Monica recently leaked the European tracklisting for her album which varies from the US edition. There are several extra tracks and a tracklisting that is sequenced differently. Check it out below and an exclusive link to the US deluxe edition album cover.
1. New Life (Intro) 2. It All Belongs To Me - Monica & Brandy 3. Daddy's Good Girl 4. Man Who Has Everything 5. Big Mistake 6. Take A Chance - Monica Feat. Wale 7. Without You 8. 9mm Goes Bang 9. Amazing 10. Igloo Lover - Monica / Remi, Salaam 11. Time To Move On 12. New Life (Outro) 13. Breathe 14. In 3d 15. Isn't It A Shame 16. I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over - Monica Featuring Rick Ross "New Life" Deluxe Edition Album Cover Link http://www.amazon.com/New-Life-Deluxe-Version-Monica/dp/B005TK20QS/ref=zg_bsnr_39_31
I don't know how many of you all are familiar with Marcus Canty. He has been described as a cross between Mario and Usher. He was a finalist from "X Factor". Now he has released his debut single; "Won't Make A Fool Out Of You" which is one of my favorite songs right now. The singer recently inked a deal with Epic Records.
Monica & Brandy are currently making the rounds promoting their single; "It All Belongs To Me". Check the ladies out as they visit the infamous Breakfast Club radio show. The girls talk about everything from Whitney Houston to Kim Kardashian. Check it out!
Multi-Platinum, Grammy Award winning recording artist Monica is set to release her new album “New Life” on April 10th! The new album will be available in standard and deluxe editions. UrbanBridgez.com has your First Look at the official tracklisting below. Producers who worked on “New Life” include Rico Love, Bryan Cox, Pop & Oak, Salaam Remi, Polow Da Don, Lamb and Missy Elliot.
The albums current single “It All Belongs to Me” features good friend and label-mate Brandy & is currently climbing up the charts.
First Look: Official Tracklisting! 1. Intro (Interlude) 2. It All Belongs To Me Feat. Brandy 3. Daddy’s Good Girl 4. Man Who Has Everything 5. Big Mistake 6. Take A Chance Feat. Wale 7. Without You 8. Until It’s Gone 9. Amazing 10. Cry 11. Time To Move On 12. Outro (Interlude)
Deluxe Official Tracklisting! 1. Intro (Interlude) 2. It All Belongs To Me Feat. Brandy 3. Daddy’s Good Girl 4. Man Who Has Everything 5. Big Mistake 6. Take A Chance Feat.Wale 7. Without You 8. Until It’s Gone 9. Amazing 10…
Where's Part 1 you ask? Well Part 1 as I call it was the actual video preview while this serves as a behind the scenes look at the upcoming Ashanti video; "The Woman You Love". It was reported that the video was going to be released yesterday but I guess one of these days it will be released. Hopefully the video will help the single climb the R&B charts. Last week I saw the song was at #60 on the R&B charts. I'm not sure of its position this week.
Robin Thicke appeared on the "Ellen" show and pulled double duty covering and paying tribute to Whitney Houston's 1997 hit; "Exhale(Shoop Shoop)" as well as covering his own newest hit; "Pretty Lil' Heart".
I guess its safe to assume that "Why" is Mary J. Blige's newest single. There had been a lot of speculation and a lot of incorrect information. Though I still haven't heard any official word; I think this performance is proof enough.
For a minute I thought she was going to perform "Mr. Wrong" which this week hits the Top 10 of the R&B charts(and becomes Mary's 21st R&B Top 10 hit) and reenters The Billboard Hot 100 charts at #95.
Controversial rapper Tyler The Creator of Odd Future which also houses the act; Frank Ocean was apparently choked out by Gucci Mane's security. Moments later he reappeared dancing again before diving into the crowd. Simply he was just enjoying himself and the security obviously thought he was a crazed fan(which was sorta how he was acting).
Bobbi Kristina was Whitney Houston’s pride and joy, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that she will receive 100 percent of her mother’s assets. In a will filed today in Atlanta, the 19-year-old is listed as the sole benefactor.
The late legend’s estate is valued at around $20 million, according to TMZ. As Whitney’s only child, Bobbi will inherit her wealth as well as all furnishings, clothing, personal effects, jewelry, and cars.
According to reports, Whitney’s money will be put in a trust, which Bobbi will be able to access as she gets older. She will get the first portion when she turns 21, a second sum at 25, and the remainder when she hits 30.
Whitney signed the will back in 1993, a month before she gave birth to Bobbi.
Lil' Kim appeared on MTV's "Rap Fix Live" with VJ Sway Calloway. Lil' Kim talked about some of her experiences with Biggie. One incident(which I remember hearing about) was that Biggie dragged her by her coat when she was caught talking to Mr. Dalvin of Jodeci. The famed group had been feuding with Diddy at the time. Biggie and Diddy felt Kim(along with Keisha of another famed group Total) were being disrespectful by talking to their foes(at the time).
She also spoke candidly about Whitney Houston involving a flight where she claims Whitney talked her head off(in a good way of course). Kim shared this story on Bravo's "Watch! What Happens Live" as well. She also spoke about Whitney Houston giving her advice for dealing with a stalker.
Of course Lil' Kim talked music but she didn't divulge much because there seems like there isn't much to divulge anyway. I know Kim has been keeping a tight lip on what she's doing musically but her fans …
Ashanti had a listening party for her new album; "Braveheart" in stores and online April 17. The songs listed below(which were played at the party) are 90% likely to appear on her album once its said and done.
Some of the tracks include the Rico Love produced; "Perfect So Far". R. Kelly duets on "That's What We Do". Keyshia Cole joins Ashanti on "Woman To Woman" which is said to also be the title of Keyshia Cole's upcoming album.
1. 'Mine' 2. 'Get it' 3. 'The Woman You Love' feat. Busta Rhymes 4. 'Perfect So Far' 5. 'Don't Tell Me No' 6. 'Paradise' 7. 'Three Words' 8. 'Never Should Have' 9. 'Bona fide Survivor' 10. 'That's What We Do' feat. R. Kelly 11. 'R.I.P.' 12. 'Woman to Woman' feat. Keyshia Cole
When he is not spitting on people; he is spitting in the booth. Game is hard at work on his fifth album aptly titled; "F.I.V.E.(Fear Is Victory's Evolution)". To tie fans over; Game will release a mixtape later this month. Game claims that after this album is released(which probably won't be for another year or so); this may be his last album. This was the same thing Game said shortly before his last album was released.
Game has worked with many artists over the years and one of those artists is Ashanti who will release her new album; "Braveheart" on April 17. The album contains the new single; "The Woman You Love" featuring Busta Rhymes. The video for the single is said to drop any day now.
There were rumors that Ashanti had signed a deal with Cash Money but nothing was every confirmed or denied. As far as guest artists and producers on Ashanti's new album; no news has been revealed yet.
Ashanti is one of the newest signees to eOne Records as we…
Lil' Kim released; "Crush On You" back in 1997. Mentor and former boyfriend; Biggie Smalls appears on the chorus but not in the video due to his untimely death. Former friend Lil' Cease has a guest verse. On the album version of "Crush On You"; the song only features Lil' Cease and no Lil' Kim. I don't recall the reasoning for that.
Lil' Kim is currently working on a new album and will appear on BET's "106 & Park" on March 9 to commemorate Biggie's death. The rapper is also said to speak about her upcoming album as well as her current label deal. You can also catch Lil' Kim appearing on this year's "Rip The Runway". She is set to perform "Crush On You" as well as her new song; "If You Love Me".
I'm thinking once a week or maybe a few times a week; I will be doing just what you see now; blogging. Besides just reporting news that I find from various media outlets; I will also start speaking more on several news stories as they are released. I will not hold back on what I say but also attempt to keep it classy. Wish me luck guys!
I'll start by discussing one of my favorite singers in recent years; Ms. Brandy Norwood. I can say I haven't been happy with all her acting choices lately but that's a whole different subject. What I have been anticipating is some music and I have some music news regarding her newly titled album set for release this June. A few days ago Brandy revealed that the title of her upcoming album is "Two Eleven". The album's title is significant because "Two Eleven" is Brandy's birthday but also the day we lost Whitney Houston. Brandy was really close to Whitney Houston and idolized her since childhood.
Tracie Spencer released her comeback single and video for; "It's All About You(Not About Me)" in 1999. The release was the first single from her album simply titled; "Tracie" which was released through Capitol Records. It was Tracie's first album in eight years from the famed singer who got her start on Star Search in the late 80s. Her high profile stint on the famed show led to a deal with Capitol Records. She even had a guest starring role on the classic sitcom; "Family Matters".
Tracie was one dating one half of the production duo; Soulshock & Karlin(who did production work on "Tracie" but also for artists like Monica and Mary J. Blige). I'm not sure what Tracie Spencer is up to these days. I do know she does occasional background work for some artists. It would be nice if she did bring out another album. Tracie's a very good singer. In recent years we've seen many acts who were popular in the 80s release new music. Why…
Oprah Winfrey sits down with Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina, her sister-in-law and manager Patricia Houston and Whitney's brother Gary Houston in an intimate interview to air as a special episode of Oprah's Next Chapter Sunday, March 11 (9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET/PT) only on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.
In the special, Winfrey speaks with those closest to the legendary singer, as Bobbi Kristina shares personal memories of her mom and how she would like the iconic superstar to be remembered. The family also addresses the rumors and speculation surrounding Houston's death.
Preceding the all-new Oprah's Next Chapter, "Remembering Whitney: The Oprah Interview" will re-air March 11 (7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET/PT), featuring Whitney Houston's last in-depth television interview from "The Oprah Winfrey Show" as Winfrey reflects on her personal memories of the superstar. ---------------- Now playing: Miguel - Teach Me via FoxyTunes
I had no idea what to expect with Nicki Minaj and this album cover but this totally caught me by surprise. Is Nicki Minaj serious with this new album cover? Surprisingly. Yes. This is Nicki or should I say Roman Polanski for you. Nicki Minaj's new album; "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" will be in stores and online April 3. The album features the hit single; "Starships".
I can't say what other songs will appear on the album right now since I believe the final tracklisting is being finalized. There has been quite a few songs that have leaked out in the last few months or so...so who knows what will make the final cut.
Songs that may possibly make the album or appear on a deluxe version(if one is intended) are "Roman In Moscow", "Roman Holiday", "Marilyn Monroe", "Forever Young", "Va Va Voom"(intended first single), "Roman Reloaded" and more.
Previews or what's commonly referred to in movies; "trailers" are becoming pretty popular where music videos are concerned. More and more upcoming videos are being featured as trailers. Its one way to build anticipation for that said video and whatever project the artist has in the works.