Sunday, May 31, 2009

Kelly Clarkson On Rove

"I Do Not Hook Up"


Kelly Clarkson performed "I Do Not Hook Up" off All I Ever Wanted & sat down for a rather funny interview on Rove in Australia recently. Her personality + that voice = WIN!

The Black-Eyed Peas Perform On THE DOME 50

Boom Boom Pow

Pump It

The Black-Eyed Peas took the stage in Germany at THE DOME 50 event to perform two of their hit singles. They sure are getting on their grind in anticipation of their forthcoming album The END (June 9th). I wonder... does anybody else think the Peas are feelin' themselves a little too much sometimes?

Jennifer Hudson Pregnant

It looks like the rumors are true: Jennifer Hudson is pregnant. The baby's father is Jennifer's fiancé David Otunga & although his or her due date is unknown, Jennifer is believed to be many months into her pregnancy. I'm definitely happy for the couple; I do hope Jennifer takes the time she needs to get married & start her family though.

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The Black-Eyed Peas Perform On T4 (Cont.)

I Gotta Feeling

Meet Me Halfway

Let The Beat Rock

I recently posted The Black-Eyed Peas performing "Boom Boom Pow" on T4, but they did a whole set, so here's the rest of it! "I Gotta Feeling," the second single off their upcoming album The END (June 9th), sounds like it should do well on the radio, but it's not my favorite. I'm not really into "Meet Me Halfway" either. "Let The Beat Rock" is pretty cool though & it just so happens to be available on the 'BBP' remix EP that I'm giving away!

Kris Allen On Huckabee



Kris Allen sat down with Mike Huckabee on the latter's FOX News show, where Kris also sang The Beatles' "Yesterday" with the accompaniment of Huckabee. It was nice to hear Kris sing something we haven't heard from him.

The Black-Eyed Peas "The END" Tracklisting + Preview

The time is approaching for The Black-Eyed Peas to release their new album The END (June 9th). Check out the tracklisting for the album below & see if you can pick out which of the songs will be the next #1 for the BEPs:

1. Boom Boom Pow
2. Rock That Body
3. Meet Me Halfway
4. Imma Be
5. I Gotta Feeling
6. Alive
7. Missing You
8. Ring-A-Ling
9. Party All The Time
10. Out Of My Head
11. Electric City
12. Showdown
13. Now Generation
14. One Tribe
15. Rockin' To The Beat

Snippets of each track can be heard HERE. I'm definitely looking forward to what promises to be a fun dance album perfect for summer. Btw, I'm aware that Target will be releasing a deluxe edition of The END & I'll tell you all about it as soon as the details surface!

In Theaters Now...

Grade: A+

David Archuleta To Release Fan Pack

On June 9th, all Archies will be heading to iTunes because David Archuleta is set to drop a fan pack! The bundle will include his new song "Zero Gravity," cover of "A Thousand Miles," & video for "Touch My Hand." That's good enough for me! I wanna give a shout-out to reader Catherine for keeping me informed of all things David.


The Caffeine Patch: Toy Story 3 Teaser Trailer

This is the moment, well, I've been waiting for! The "Toy Story" movies are my absolute favorites, so I'm super excited about "Toy Story 3" being released in Disney Digital 3D on June 18, 2010. Check out the out-of-this-world teaser trailer for the threequel above!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Missy Elliott Performs On Pepsi Smash


Get Ur Freak On

Missy Elliott recently performed a pair of her hits for Yahoo! Music's Pepsi Smash. They were fine & all, but where in the world did her Block Party album go?! We want new Missy!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Adam Lambert & Kris Allen Appear On Best Week Ever

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Adam Lambert & Kris Allen shot some footage for the latest episode of Best Week Ever & you'd better prepare to LOL! I have to hand it to the pair of them, & especially Kris with his cape(!), because they were hilarious.

Daughtry "Leave This Town" Cover

The cover art for Daughtry's upcoming sophomore album Leave This Town (July 14th) has surfaced. I wish Chris & the gang much success with this project.


Katharine McPhee "Funny Or Die" Infomercial

Katharine McPhee has shot a fake infomercial with Quween, the homeless woman who recently saved Kat from a paparazzi attack, for Funny Or Die. Silly.

The Black-Eyed Peas Perform "Boom Boom Pow" On Le Grand Journal

The Black-Eyed Peas performed their #1 US hit "Boom Boom Pow" recently on France's Le Grand Journal. The END arrives June 9th!

Jessica Mauboy "Because" Video Premiere

"Because" is the fourth single taken from Jessica Mauboy's debut album Been Waiting. This one's definitely a winner. The video is cool & she sounds great with the song, especially during the "I made a mistake of giving me to you" part. Nice!

Kris Allen At Disney World

Looks where Kris Allen actually went! Appearing, unsurprisingly, at the American Idol Experience attraction, Kris Allen was interviewed & performed "Heartless" at Disney World. Good stuff.

Adam Lambert On Good Day New York

"Mad World"


Adam Lambert & his awesome self were on Good Day New York yesterday, where he performed "Mad World" & chatted with the show's host a bit. I already want his album...

Kris Allen On The Early Show

Kris Allen performed "No Boundaries" following an interview during his appearance on The Early Show this morning. I think I know a song that Kris is sick of performing...

Daughtry "No Surprise" Video Preview

Daughtry returns with the first single "No Surprise" off their upcoming sophomore album Leave This Town (July 14th). Looks like... a rock video.

Adam Lambert On The Early Show + More

Adam Lambert performed "Mad World" & participated in an interview for both The Early Show (above) & The Morning Show With Mike & Juliet (HERE). Sure I'd like to see something other than "Mad World" for a change, but it's not like I'm gonna complain about getting to see a TON of Adam Lambert!

Billboard Update

^This week's #1 album on the Billboard 200 chart
This week's #1 single on the Hot 100 chart^

See full charts HERE.

Eminem debuts atop this week's Billboard 200 album chart with Relapse, while Busta Rhymes' Back On My B.S. came in at #5 with 59,000 copies sold & Ruben Studdard's Love IS starts off at #36. (LaKisha Jones' So Glad I'm Me was unable to chart.) Also debuting this week are the Season 8 Favorite Performances albums from Adam Lambert & Kris Allen. Adam's sold 16,000 copies, which was good enough for #33, & Kris' sold 10,000 copies, good enough for #50. The Black-Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow" stays on top of the Hot 100 singles chart this week, but Adam & Kris have quite a few debuts there too & you can check them out below:

Kris Allen "No Boundaries" #11 (134,000)
Kris Allen "Heartless" #16
Adam Lambert "Mad World" #19 (115,000)
Kris Allen "Ain't No Sunshine" #37
Adam Lambert "A Change Is Gonna Come" #56
Kris Allen "Apologize" #66
Adam Lambert "No Boundaries" #72
Adam Lambert "One" #82
Kris Allen "Falling Slowly" #94

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Day26 "Stadium Music" Video Premiere

"Stadium Music" is the second single off Day26's sophomore album Forever In A Day. This video plays like a painfully long Making The Band intro. Another idiotic decision from Bad Boy.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Adam Lambert & Kris Allen On Today

Adam Lambert "Mad World"

Kris Allen "No Boundaries"

Kris Allen "Heartless"


Interview (Web Exclusive)

American Idol runner-up & winner Adam Lambert & Kris Allen, respectively, took over the Today show this morning, where they sang three songs between the pair of them & sat down for a couple interviews. An awesome bromance indeed.

The-Dream ft. Kanye West "Walkin' On The Moon" Video Premiere

"Walkin' On The Moon," featuring Kanye West, is the third single off The-Dream's sophomore album Love Vs. Money. I do love eye candy, but a big budget video for The-Dream? Director Hype Williams definitely did his thing, but I just wish it had been done for a more deserving (AKA more talented) artist.

Kris Allen On Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

Kris Allen appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night & busted out the guitar for an incredible performance of "Heartless." A few thoughts...

1) I think I like the way Kris pronounces all of his T's (biT, greaT) a little too much.
2) Err, I kinda liked Kris' performance of "All She Wants To Do Is Dance"..?
3) The Tonight Show is about to suck because, imo, Jimmy Fallon >>> Conan O'Brien.

Kanye West ft. Mr. Hudson "Paranoid" Video Premiere

"Paranoid," featuring Mr. Hudson, is the fifth single taken from Kanye West's fourth album 808s & Heartbreak. Yes, this is the video with Rihanna. I like the video & it's cool seeing Rihanna again. Actually, & I can't believe I'm typing these words, I'm kinda looking forward to a new RiRi record.

Adam Lambert On Regis & Kelly

"Mad World"


Adam Lambert, one of the most talented contestants ever on American Idol, kicked off his own talk show rounds on Live With Regis & Kelly, where he performed his Idol hit "Mad World" & sat down for an interview. I can't say enough positive things about this brilliant singer. I'm excited for his future & I wish him the best (as if he needs it).

Jordin Sparks Album Update

Jordin Sparks has officially titled her upcoming sophomore album Battlefield after the project's first single. For Battlefield, Jordin has worked with such big names as Dr. Luke, T-Pain, Ryan Tedder, & Stargate. She had the following to say about her album:

"I think the range of songs & topics on the entire album are ultimately about strength in life, love, & in staying true to yourself."

I'm a little on the fence about the album title, but I'm much too excited about Battlefield (sans that T-Pain collabo) to really care. Jordin sounds awesome on her new single & I have faith that she'll bring it with this album. Battlefield drops July 21st.

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Kris Allen On Good Day New York + More

"No Boundaries"


Kris Allen performed his single "No Boundaries" on Good Day New York yesterday & chatted with the show's host as well. Look who's gettin' that song down! He sounded really great this time. As for that interview, this guy is so likable I can hardly stand it!

Kris also stopped by The Morning Show With Mike & Juliet, which you can watch HERE, for the same reasons.

WIN The Black-Eyed Peas "Boom Boom Pow (Remix EP)" !!!

Bring Da Beat Back proudly presents its first giveaway! Three lucky readers will win a copy of the "Boom Boom Pow" remix EP from The Black-Eyed Peas. All you have to do is send me an e-mail with the subject "Black-Eyed Peas Giveaway" to with your name & address to enter. Entries will be taken until next Thursday, May 28th. Check out the tracklisting below & good luck!

1) LET THE BEAT ROCK – Boys Noize Megamix ft. 50 Cent
2) LET THE BEAT ROCK – Boys Noize Megamix ft. Gucci Mane
3) BOOM BOOM STYLE – Zuper Blahq Megamix ft. Kid Cudi
4) BOOM BOOM GUETTA – David Guetta's Electro Hop Remix
5) BOOM BOOM WOW – DJ Megamix
6) BOOM BOOM BOOM – DJ Ammo/Poet Named Life Megamix

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Ruben Studdard On Idol Confessions

Ruben Studdard also promoted his recently released album Love IS by stopping by Idol Confessions. I like these things. He sang a bit of "The Long & Winding Road," which was good, but only reminded me of David Archuleta's far superior version. I am only just realizing that I didn't post the album reviews I was supposed to last week, but I'll try to get to them soon.

Jordin Sparks "Battlefield": Behind-The-Scenes

Jordin Sparks spoke with Entertainment Tonight on the set of her video for "Battlefield," the first single off her sophomore album, which is due July 21st. From the glimpses we were given, "Battlefield" should be a pretty sweet beauty video. Jordin also talked candidly about, among other things, Kris Allen, Adam Lambert, & the Jonas Brothers.

Brandon Rogers On Idol Confessions

Brandon Rogers sat down with Idol Confessions to promote his debut album Automatic, which is available to download today. He sang a little bit & dude sure does sound better than I remember! Nice.

The Pussycat Dolls "Hush Hush; Hush Hush" Video Premiere

"Hush Hush; Hush Hush" serves as the second single off The Pussycat Dolls' Doll Domination 2.0. I LOVE this video. I'm a sucker for a colorful video with multiple sets & looks, & I even like the shirt Perez Hilton, who makes a cameo, is wearing. The clip was directed by Rich Lee, who is behind Fergie's "Clumsy" & is my hero! Plus, you gotta admit (even though you won't) that Nicole sounded great on this. On the downside, is that not the worst song title ever..?

Kris Allen On Regis & Kelly

"No Boundaries"


Kris Allen also appeared on Live With Regis & Kelly this morning to perform his single "No Boundaries" & participate in an interview. I bet he's tired. :)

David Guetta ft. Kelly Rowland "When Love Takes Over": Behind-The-Scenes

David Guetta & Kelly Rowland take us behind-the-scenes of the video shoot for their new single "When Love Takes Over" in the clip above. Kelly looks gorgeous & it appears that she will shine in this video. I can't wait!

New Vonzell Solomon Promo Pics + More

Check out these awesome promotional photos of Vonzell Solomon that were taken during the photoshoot for her "Bad Chick" single cover. I honestly believe she has one of the best voices out there, so I hope to see her have some success in the near future. Just because, I've also included her interview on Idol Confessions below. Enjoy!


The Caffeine Patch: Dreamworks Animation Update

Dreamworks Animation has a number of (mostly) exciting special TV projects in the works. Their latest hit film "Monsters Vs. Aliens" will be the basis for a new Halloween special "Monsters Vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins From Outer Space" to air on NBC in October. Next year, Shrek will be the center of the Halloween special "Scared Shrekless," followed by a "Kung Fu Panda" holiday special, both of which will air on NBC as well. In the solely-for-profit category, we have the news that Nickelodeon, after the success of the quite funny "The Penguins Of Madagascar" series, has ordered "Kung Fu Panda: The Series" as well as a pilot for a "Monsters Vs. Aliens" series. While I find it unnecessary to have a TV show about a character, such as Po, who is already the focus of what will become a series of movies, I'm all for more TV specials in the vain of "Shrek The Halls." Good stuff.

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Kris Allen On Ellen

"No Boundaries"



Kris Allen was a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today, where he performed his new single "No Boundaries," sang his Idol hit "Heartless," & sat down for an interview. I really am happy for Kris & pleasantly surprised that the underdog actually won American Idol. I mean, if it wasn't gonna be Adam, I'm glad it was Kris.

Vonzell Solomon Selects "Bad Chick" As New Single

Check out the gorgeous cover for Vonzell Solomon's new single "Bad Chick" above. Of the four tracks we were given to choose from, Vonzell has selected this one to lead what will hopefully become the release of her looong-awaited debut album! It was hard for me to choose a favorite from the amazing set, but "Bad Chick" definitely stuck out to me, so I'm excited about the choice & what's to come for Vonzell, still my all-time favorite Idol.


The Caffeine Patch: Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Teaser Trailer

When I went to see "Night At The Museum: Battle Of The Smithsonian" over the weekend, the teaser trailer for "Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel" lit up the screen & I was ecstatic! Now, it has hit the net for everyone's viewing pleasure. I sure love these chipmunks, so I'll make sure to see their new movie as close to Christmas Day as I can!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Brandon Rogers "Automatic" Cover & Tracklisting + More

Tomorrow, (a bald!) Brandon Rogers will release his debut album Automatic digitally. It's been a minute since he released his first single "Broken," but his album is finally seeing the light of day. Check out the tracklisting for Automatic below:

1. Joy
2. All In Me
3. Automatic
4. Movin' On
5. Call Me Back
6. Broken
7. Take A Chance
8. Got Your Back
9. One Night
10. Out Of Style
11. Out Of Style (Outro)

For a taste of what's in store, you can stream "Joy" & "Automatic" HERE. I've always thought Brandon left too soon on the sixth season of American Idol, so it's nice to see that he has some material coming out. Thanks to Shawn Kelley for the tip!


Katharine McPhee Performs On National Memorial Day Concert

America The Beautiful


Katharine McPhee put in another appearance at a patriotic event, this one being the National Memorial Day Concert, where she performed "America The Beautiful" & "Somewhere" very well. Did you hear that last note on "Somewhere?" Nice. However, Kat, where's that sophomore album..?

The Black-Eyed Peas Perform "Boom Boom Pow" On T4

The Black-Eyed Peas demonstrate their energy that never dies (but should maybe take a break every so often?) with another performance of "Boom Boom Pow," this time on T4. I hope The END, which drops June 9th, includes more bangers like this #1 hit.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Carly Smithson Performs "Let Me Fall" On American Idol Extra

I sure do love me some Carly Smithson, so you can imagine my excitement when I stumbled across this clip of her singing "Let Me Fall," the first single off her upcoming album, on American Idol Extra. I say 'upcoming' album with a bit of hesitance because I don't recall ever reading that she got signed... but HOW? It sounds like Carly is making music that is the perfect cross between Kelly Clarkson & Chris Daughtry. I'm loving it!


The Pussycat Dolls Perform "Jai Ho" On Rove

The Pussycat Dolls have some of the best people in the business doing their scheduling for them because as much as I like their music, I sure can get awfully sick of it by the time they've promoted it all around the world. They performed "Jai Ho (You Are My Destiny)" on Rove recently, but were down a Doll (Jessica), though--honestly--it didn't exactly make a difference. PCD's Doll Domination 2.0 is coming soon.

Ashanti Performs "Home" From "The Wiz"

At a press conference for her upcoming summer run of "The Wiz" in New York City, Ashanti performed the musical's signature song "Home." She did a good job of the song, considering she's not the best singer. The borderline shouty tone to her voice may actually help her to be heard on stage. Ashanti's latest album The Declaration is out now.

Beyonce "Above & Beyonce" Tracklisting

The details about what exactly will be included on Beyonce's upcoming release "Above & Beyonce" have been revealed. Check out the tracklistings below:

1. If I Were A Boy (Maurice Joshua Mojo UK Remix)
2. Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
3. Diva (Karmatronic Remix)
4. Halo (Dave Aude Remix)
5. Broken-Hearted Girl (Catalyst Remix)
6. Ego (DAC Remix)
7. Sweet Dreams (Harlan Pepper & AG III Remix)
8. Ego (Remix ft. Kanye West)

1. If I Were A Boy
2. Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
3. Diva
4. Halo
5. Broken-Hearted Girl
6. Ego (Fan Exclusive)
7. Ego (Remix ft. Kanye West)
8. Behind-The-Scenes

I'm gonna go out on a limb here & say that the "Single Ladies" track on the CD will be a remix of some sort, putting us at seven remixes in addition to the Kanye-assisted "Ego" remix. As for the DVD, does the term 'fan exclusive' worry anyone else? Why do I get the feeling I'm going to be watching a bunch of 14-year-olds dancing in their bedrooms to the song & singing it into their hairbrushes? I'll just think positively & say it's the solo video we've already seen, while the other will actually include Kanye. I'm anxious to see the "Broken-Hearted Girl" video, but I do feel we're being cheated a clip ("Sweet Dreams," perhaps?) with the double dose of "Ego." This set isn't nearly as appealing as the idea of it was, but it makes a decent set nonetheless. Look for "Above & Beyonce" at your local Walmart store on June 16th.


Saturday, May 23, 2009

In Theaters Now...

Grade: A

No Doubt Performs "Stand & Deliver" On Gossip Girl

No Doubt appeared on a recent episode of Gossip Girl & performed "Stand & Deliver." This was cool, but why can't you buy the song, I wonder?

Friday, May 22, 2009

RichGirl "He Ain't Wit Me Now (Tho)" Video Premiere

"He Ain't Wit Me Now (Tho)" is the first single taken from RichGirl's forthcoming self-titled debut album. Looking for a talented girl group because Danity Kane is over, the set-up of The Pussycat Dolls isn't your thing, & these other new tricks just ain't doin' it for ya? Your search ends with RichGirl! This quartet of ladies includes four singers belting it out to a hot track. Remember the last time that happened..? Am I the only one (tho!) that finds it interesting that Rich Harrison put together a group that sounds like a bunch of Ameries?

The Black-Eyed Peas Perform On Radio 1's Live Lounge

Boom Boom Pow


The Black-Eyed Peas made a stop while overseas at Radio 1's Live Lounge to perform "Boom Boom Pow" as well as's "Heartbreaker." I'm really liking "Boom Boom Pow" right now (see: below), but why did they perform the second song together? The other members sure looked bored during that one... & so was I. What does excite me is the June 9th release of the BEPs' new album The END!

Don't forget: You can still enter to win the "Boom Boom Pow" remix EP from The Black-Eyed Peas!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Beyonce "Ego" Video Premiere

"Ego" is the third urban single off Beyonce's third album I Am... Sasha Fierce. Let's start off with the positive: Beyonce's dancing is on-point in this one! Looks like all those "Single Ladies" performances have really paid off. She looks great as well. On the other hand, how cheap IS this thing?! Have you forgotten who you are, Beyonce? Also, I don't really get why this is yet another solely dancing video. I've never quite understood the hype over "Ego" anyway (Err, why didn't she use the Kanye West version?), but it doesn't really lend itself that much to this kind of "Single Ladies"-esque clip. I'm also, yet again, left wondering why Beyonce has decided to abandon color almost completely. Maybe not having an entire video anthology for this album isn't the end of the world...

Kris Allen's Disney World Commercial

Kris Allen sings "When You Wish Upon A Star" in his Disney World commercial for the American Idol winner. You'll never guess where he's 'going'...

Flo Rida ft. Wynter Gordon "Sugar" Video Premiere

The video for Wynter Gordon's collaboration with Flo Rida, "Sugar," has finally premiered. Took long enough. For anyone who's seen his "Right Round" video, it sure looks like somebody got a bigger budget, huh?

No Doubt Performs On Jimmy Kimmel

Underneath It All

Sunday Morning

The reunited No Doubt made another stop on their current promo tour at Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform a couple of their hits. I particularly enjoyed hearing "Underneath It All" again.

Billboard Update

^This week's #1 album on the Billboard 200 chart
This week's #1 single on the Hot 100 chart^

See full charts HERE.

After only three days of release, Green Day's 21st Century Breakdown debuts atop the Billboard 200 album chart this week. The Black-Eyed Peas spend a seventh week on top of the Hot 100 singles chart with "Boom Boom Pow," while Jordin Sparks starts off at #32 with her new single "Battlefield." Also new this week is The Pussycat Dolls' "Hush Hush; Hush Hush" at #96.

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American Idol Finale Performance Highlights

Adam Lambert & KISS

Adam Lambert, Kris Allen & Queen

Kris Allen & Keith Urban

Top 13 Girls & The Black-Eyed Peas
Lil Rounds & Queen Latifah
Bikini Girl & Kara DioGuardi
Ford Commercial
Top 13 & Carlos Santana
Top 13 Boys & Rod Stewart
Top 13 "So What"
Megan Joy, Michael Sarver & Steve Martin
Anoop Desai, Alexis Grace & Jason Mraz

So, America got it wrong. I like Kris Allen, but he wasn't winning material. Of course, considering last year, what does winning this show really mean anymore? That's all I'll say about it though. Congratulations, Kris! As for the finale show, I don't even like the weekly group performances, so I didn't love it, but it was entertaining. Obviously, Adam KILLED with both KISS & Queen. Kris did well with Keith Urban--same with Lil & Queen Latifah--& Kara upstaged newly filled-out Bikini Girl pleasingly well. The Black-Eyed Peas were about the only celebrity guest I actually enjoyed & even they didn't really sing. With that, farewell season eight... & good riddance.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Kelly Clarkson Performs "MLWSWY" On Operación Triunfo

Kelly Clarkson performed her first single "My Life Would Suck Without You" off All I Ever Wanted again on a singing competition show called Operación Triunfo. This time, she sang the end of the song even higher than usual. You show 'em what an American Idol winner is made of!

Beyonce "Above & Beyonce" Cover

The outcome of Beyonce's I Am... Sasha Fierce video anthology & re-release has been revealed. Titled "Above & Beyonce," the DVD/CD set will include a seven-video collection & seven remixes, including "Ego" with Kanye West. More details have yet to emerge, but "Above & Beyonce" will be available at Walmart stores on June 16th. With the "Ego" video set to premiere tomorrow, I'm curious which two additional tracks will receive the video treatment...


Twitter Roundup

Mariah Carey: Earlier today, Mariah revealed the title of her upcoming album: Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel. She has worked with Timbaland, Jermaine Dupri, Tricky Stewart, & James "Big Jim" Wright ("Fly Like A Bird") on some 'stone groove smash hit wonders' for the project.

Jazmine Sullivan: Jazmine recently revealed that she has begun working on her sophomore album. She is doing so with Salaam Remi, who worked on Jazmine's debut album Fearless.

Brandy: Brandy has been keeping us in the loop about the progress of her forthcoming sixth album. Contributors thus far include Stargate & The-Dream.

Imogen Heap: Click Imogen's name to the left to hear over 500 fan-submitted versions of "The Song That Never Was." Imogen recorded the vocals for this song for a children's movie, but the song ended up not being used, so she allowed fans to finish it instead.

*UPDATED* Beyonce Does Self Magazine

Beyonce covers the latest issue of Self magazine. I think she's just about got 'em all! Of course, I wouldn't have it any other way. Her newest album I Am... Sasha Fierce is available now.

UPDATE: Shoot added--

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Idol Review: Top 2

#1) Adam Lambert "A Change Is Gonna Come"

#2) Adam Lambert "Mad World"

#3) Adam Lambert "No Boundaries"

#4) Kris Allen "Ain't No Sunshine"

#5) Kris Allen "What's Going On"

#6) Kris Allen "No Boundaries"

Carrie Underwood "Home Sweet Home"

Together, Adam Lambert & Kris Allen made tonight's American Idol finale performance show the best one to date. I placed their performances in order from best to worst, but there wasn't a single bad performance. I'm so glad that America recognized Kris Allen's talent & fought TPTB to get him all the way to the finale. He truly deserves it. That said, there has never been a talent on this show quite like Adam Lambert. Note to anyone who watches Adam's "A Change Is Gonna Come" above for the first time: Yes; that just happened. Hopefully America got it right.

New Music Tuesday

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It's no secret what new releases are coming out today. LaKisha Jones' debut album So Glad I'm Me drops & features the video-less lead single "Let's Go Celebrate." Also available is Ruben Studdard's fourth effort Love IS, which includes first single "Together." Positive reviews for the pair of Idol alumni should be up this week. FYI, you can get two bonus tracks on each CD when you buy them at Target!

No Doubt On Ellen

"Hey Baby"

"Hella Good"

"Just A Girl"


No Doubt made another appearance ahead of their reunion tour on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where they performed three of their hits & participated in a short interview. I'm glad they did some of their later material this time cause that's the stuff I like, but I wonder what Gwen is "on" during that third performance.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Listen To New Albums From LaKisha Jones & Ruben Studdard!

On May 19th, LaKisha Jones will release her debut album So Glad I'm Me & Ruben Studdard is set to drop his fourth album Love IS. You can listen to both in full HERE. I'd have to give the edge to LaKisha, but both albums are worth a listen!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Lily Allen Performs "Not Fair" On T4

Lily Allen continues her mission of world domination with a performance of her second single "Not Fair" off It's Not Me, It's You on T4. Come to think of it, I'm really not much of a fan of how she sings the part leading into the chorus higher when she does it live as opposed to the lower version on her album. She just gets out of tune.

Mario "What The Game's Been Missing" Mixtape

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Preview LaKisha Jones' "So Glad I'm Me"

Click HERE to listen to a clip of each song on LaKisha Jones' forthcoming debut album So Glad I'm Me (May 19th). Don't be fooled because this one is much more R&B-leaning than AC & it actually sounds quite good. I feel bad for the poor girl cause she doesn't have a lick of buzz right now, so here ya go, LaKisha!