Saturday, April 30, 2011
UPDATE: We have names! Mariah's daughter's name is Monroe Cannon after, of course, Marilyn Monroe. Her son's name is Moroccan Scott Cannon - Moroccan because of the 'Moroccan Room' in Mariah's apartment where Nick proposed to her & Scott because it's Nick's middle name. (Monroe has no middle name because Mariah has no middle name.) So, there you have it!
Oh No Not My Baby
I'm Into Something Good (w/ James Durbin)
Jacob made it through to next week! I'm so excited to get two solo performances from him! It's the least they can do for forcing me to be subjected to James...
"Not My Daddy", featuring Stokely, is the second single lifted from Kelly Price's upcoming album Kelly (May 3rd). This is quite a song & Kelly's voice just slays me, I just wish I could say that about her new album. The first three tracks were givin' it to me, but then it just fell off... :(
During her promo tour in the UK, Jennifer Hudson stopped by Daybreak to perform the title track off her sophomore album I Remember Me. Excellent vocals as always!
Earlier this week, in an effort to sabotage the debut of The Voice on NBC (to no avail!), former rivals American Idol & Dancing With The Stars joined forces to pull an unprecedented move: For the first time ever, an eliminated Idol performed on DWTS before the end of the season. That Idol, Pia Toscano, sang "I'll Stand By You" while her
Thursday, April 28, 2011
"Saturday Love", featuring Ruben Studdard, is the first single off Keke Wyatt's forthcoming album Unbelievable (June 14th). This is such a great pairing! I think the execution could've been a tad better, but Keke is so talented & I love Ruben.
1. Let's Make It To Love
3. Love So Pure
4. Love's Holiday
5. Open Up The Door
6. Is This The Way Love Goes?
7. A Lil' More Time
8. Jesus Is A Love Song
9. Love Me In A Special Way
10. Pray For Love
I've said it once, I'll say it again: This woman's vocals are errrrthang!
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Nicole Scherzinger has teamed up with Jason Bonham for a performance of Led Zeppelin's "Black Dog" for use in promotional material for the 2011 NBA Playoffs. I wonder if there is a full-length recording of this somewhere because this is fabulous! I wish Nicole would dip a little more into the rock side of things for the upcoming US release of her debut album Killer Love.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
"Move Your Body", a reworking of "Get Me Bodied" off B'Day, is Beyonce's contribution to the "Let's Move! Flash Workout" campaign to help fight childhood obesity. A collaboration with First Lady Michelle Obama & the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation, the 'flash workout' will take place on May 3rd at apparently 1:42/12:42c in the afternoon for those who wish to practice the routine & participate. (Yes, it's as confusing to me as it is to you.) You can check out Beyonce doing the dougie to the Swizzy beat in the Melina-directed clip above!
Here's our first look at Jennifer Lopez's glamorous & exotic video for the Lil' Wayne-featured "I'm Into You", the second single lifted from her forthcoming album Love? (May 3rd). I know we're only like three songs shy, but I wish Love? would leak already! The video, which is set to premiere on Today on May 2nd, looks like a hot one!
For the first single off the U.S. release of her debut album Killer Love, Nicole Scherzinger has enlisted the assistance of 50 Cent on the standout track "Right There", for which the pair recently shot a video. I'm super excited that this has been chosen (1) as a single (2) for the U.S. & that she'll (finally) be releasing
Monday, April 25, 2011
It's hard to believe that nine years ago today, we lost Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes, an exceptionally talented rapper & a treasure to the R&B community. I thought I would share the only solo video the TLC member was ever able to produce, as it holds a special place in my heart.
"I Remember Me"
Jennifer Hudson stopped by The Graham Norton Show to perform the title track off her second album I Remember Me, which also serves as the first UK single, & received an unexpected gift in return: Her long-lost BAFTA that she won for "Dreamgirls"! Good stuff.
For her latest remix, Britney Spears has taken "Till The World Ends", the second single off her new album Femme Fatale, & added her upcoming tourmate Nicki Minaj & the song's writer Ke$ha to the mix. As is the case with the entirety of Femme Fatale--but to a greater degree, this song has really grown on me & now, with the remix, I'm in love! Random thought: Who thinks Ke$ha's vocals came straight off the demo?! lol
Jennifer Hudson's been doing some promo in the UK recently for the release of her sophomore album I Remember Me over there & she hit up their incarnation of So You Think You Can Dance to sing her Weight Watchers anthem "Feeling Good". She killed!
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Let's see if I can't get this right: David Archuleta sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" at an NHL playoff game between the Anaheim Ducks and the Nashville Predators at the Honda Center in Anaheim. I can't see why not: Who does the anthem better than him?!
2. And You Don't Stop
3. Not My Daddy (ft. Stokely)
5. I'm Sorry
6. The Rain
9. Feels So Good
10. You Don't Have To Worry
11. Lil' Sumn-Sumn
12. Get Right Or Get Left
I need more of her vocals in my life, so this is just what the doctor ordered!
"Be Still", featuring Janelle Monae, is the latest single off Big Boi's Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty album. The amount of screen time Janelle gets, you almost wouldn't think this was his song! That's the way I like it. :)
Friday, April 22, 2011
This guy is by far the most talented of the bunch! We've got to vote to keep him in the game!
Thursday, April 21, 2011
The Voice judges Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine, & Blake Shelton performed
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Now that American Idol's Syesha Mercado has finished starring in the national tour of "Dreamgirls", she has landed her first movie role in the film "Dreams". (I'm sensing a theme here...) It looks like she may even sing in the movie! "Dreams" isn't a big budget picture though, so there's no release date for it yet, but I'll keep ya posted.
Monday, April 18, 2011
"Take Me Away" is the third single off Keyshia Cole's fourth album Calling All Hearts. Looks like Monica's Still Standing album cover come to life! lol I am glad this got a video though. If only all of Calling All Hearts was in the same league as this song...
"Benz" is Estelle's collaboration with David Banner & Daley that will serve as a viral ad campaign for said car. Well... Estelle's part was good! In related news, check out her cool new single:
Sunday, April 17, 2011
I Hate This Part
Don't Hold Your Breath
Being that I'm American, I haven't a clue what Monkey (Orange?) is, but Nicole Scherzinger performed an acoustic set for them that features the two singles off her debut album Killer Love & a pair of PCD ballads. If you don't watch any of the Nicole stuff I've posted today, watch these! Her vocals are the best here--she's really showing off how talented she is!
Third is Nicole's awesome performance of her #1 hit to raise money for charity on Let's Dance For Comic Relief!
"Poison" & "I Hate This Part"
"Don't Cha" & "Don't Hold Your Breath"
So, nothing happened today & even though I'm, oh, a month behind with these, I only recently discovered all this UK promo that Nicole Scherzinger did upon releasing her debut album Killer Love there & since I hadn't seen any other blog post it, I thought I'd share some Nicole goodness with ya! First up, we have her feature on 4Music Favorites, which includes four performances--two solo hits & two PCD ones--& chatting throughout!
1. Family Business (AKA Family Business Theme) - Brandy, Ray J, Willie, & Sonja Norwood
2. Turnin' Me On - Ray J
3. Talk To Me - Brandy, Ray J, & Willie Norwood Sr.
4. My Family - Sy'rai & Rain Smith
5. Lifeguard - Brandy
6. Ready To Roll - Ray J (ft. TKO)
7. Sonja, Sonia, Sonya - Willie Norwood Sr.
8. Gone - Tosha Scott
9. I Don't Care - Brandy
10. Home Grown - Willie Norwood Sr.
11. Epilogue - Sonja Norwood
The good news is that we get the "I Don't Care" track from Brandy that we were expecting, but that's 'bout it. To be perfectly honest, I would be fine if the majority of the tracks featured all of them a la "Talk To Me", but all we get are two solo Brandy tracks (one of which leaked ages ago) & just two more that even include Brandy out of a total of 11?! I couldn't care less about Ray J... I thought Sy'rai wasn't a part of the show... & who the heck is Tosha Scott?! You can pre-order your physical &/or digital copies of the album HERE & I would *almost* buy the CD, but that's an awfully small amount of Brandy for $14...
Kelly Clarkson & Jason Aldean "Don't You Wanna Stay"
Rihanna "California King Bed"
Kelly Clarkson & Rihanna were both present at this week's American Idol results show. Kelly returned to
Friday, April 15, 2011
Here's that 'dance'-centric version of Britney Spears' "Till The World Ends" video. It's obviously underwhelming, but not more so than you'd expect. Brit's latest album Femme Fatale is out now.
Here's some on-location footage of Jennifer Lopez on the set of her new video for "I'm Into You", the second single off her upcoming album LOVE? (May 3rd). Once you get to the shots of Jennifer taking pictures with fans & just of locations, it gets boring, but before then, at least in my case, I get the feeling that this is gonna be one hot video!
"All In Love Is Fair"
At Ellen's request, Pia Toscano paid a visit to The Ellen DeGeneres Show to discuss her shocking Idol elimination & show off that incredible voice! Stick it to 'em, Jimmy... I'm waiting on that single!
Jennifer Hudson visited Dancing With The Stars earlier this week to perform "Don't Look Down" & "Feeling Good" off her new album I Remember Me. You GON' 'head & kill it! Especially on the latter... even though I like the former better lol.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Wynter Gordon performed her #1 single "Dirty Talk" off her forthcoming debut album With The Music I Die at the 2011 NewNowNext Awards recently. I don't think I've ever seen her perform (in HQ) before... not incredible, but decent! Love her.
Check out this trailer for Mya's sixth studio album K.I.S.S., which shows her recording the title track with producer Chuck Harmony. The song sounds great & I would say that I can't wait to hear the new album, but it has leaked, so now I just have to get around to listening to it! K.I.S.S., which a song entitled "Sorry" now been added to the tracklisting for, hits stores in Japan on April 20th.
- A Woman's Worth (Remix ft. Nas)
- Juiciest (Mixtape Version)
- Fallin' ("Ali" Soundtrack Version)
- If I Was Your Woman (Funky Demo)
- Butterflyz (The Drumline Mix)
Also included in the collector's edition will be an all-new documentary on the album featuring interviews with Alicia & her collaborators. The documentary sounds somewhat interesting, but not the $18 extra dollars they are charging on her website to pre-order it interesting! Luckily, they will be airing a *special* on songs in A minor around the time of release on BET. As for the extra music, I'm not really stan enough to care all that much myself, but it's a pretty neat package for those who do! Check out this video teaser if you're more of a visual learner:[Source]
Monday, April 11, 2011
"All In Love Is Fair"
The incomparable Pia Toscano gave a phenomenal performance of "All In Love Is Fair" (but not in Idol world!) & chatted a bit on Live With Regis & Kelly this morning. Also, check out Pia hanging with Rickey Minor & the band on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on Friday night below. 19 better get their ish together & let Jimmy & co. sign this chick--it ain't their fault y'all let her go! Plus, it's about more than the stupid show! We're talking someone's career vs. a singing competition that people won't be able to remember the contestants' names from two months from now! #TeamInterscope
Two of today's biggest pop stars collide on the 'MAJAH Rihmix' to Rihanna's "S&M", originally off her latest album Loud. The original version is so, well, LOUD that it could stand a remix, but Britney Spears(' nostrils) doesn't really do it for me here. Sadly, it simply points out that, deceiving as it may be, "S&M" takes more vocal ability than Britney has to offer. (Not that Britney needs it, per say, to be successful... or, not that she did need it...) Nonetheless, it's still always cool when two forces in the industry come together.