Thursday, June 30, 2011

Beyonce "Run The World (Girls) (Alternate Version)" Video Premiere

This is the alternate version of Beyonce's "Run The World (Girls)" video that comes with the Target-exclusive version of her new album 4. It's quite alternate, as there's almost no choreography. I don't like it better, but I do like it!

Missy Elliott "Behind The Music"

Billboard Update

^#1 Album #1 Single^

Jill Scott lands atop the Billboard 200 album chart with The Light Of The Sun, while Pitbull, Ne-Yo, Afrojack, & Nayer's "Give Me Everything" tops the Hot 100 singles chart this week. Elsewhere on the Hot 100, Nicki Minaj jumps 8-5 with "Super Bass", while Christina Aguilera & Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger" debuts @ #8 with 213,000 copies in first-week sales. Meanwhile, Britney Spears surges 89-29 & earns the Digital Gainer title with "I Wanna Go".

See full charts HERE

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Lil' Eddie ft. Ameriie "Guardian Angel" Video Premiere

"Guardian Angel", featuring Ameriie, is the first single off Lil' Eddie's second album Already Yours. Lil' Eddie is a fantastic singer/songwriter that is signed to the same label as Mya. I may be late with this, but I love the song & had to share!

Keri Hilson Collaborates With Lloyd

Lloyd is releasing a new album entitled King Of Hearts on July 5th & when he does, Keri Hilson will be found alongside R. Kelly & K'Naan on the track "World Cry". Listen below:

Gotta say, I expected worse.

Christina Aguilera Performs On The Voice

Christina & Beverly McClellan "Beautiful"

The Judges "Under Pressure"

This week was finale week on The Voice & Christina Aguilera took the stage--TWICE(!), once with her last remaining contestant & once (again) with her fellow judges. Her "Beautiful" duet with Beverly was surprisingly decent. (At least...) Also, Christina will be back next season along with all three of the other judges!


Listen To Beyonce's "4"

Stream Queen Beyonce's new album 4 in its entirety right HERE! Get your life (if you haven't already)!!

Alicia Keys On GMA


Interview + "Butterflyz"

"Empire State Of Mind (Part II) Broken Down"

Alicia Keys performed on Good Morning America earlier this week in celebration of the release of songs in A minor: 10th Anniversary Edition. The strings were a nice touch!

Brian McKnight "Just Me" Cover & Tracklisting

Brian McKnight is releasing a double album entitled Just Me on July 12th. The first disc will be a new studio album consisting of the following 10 tracks:

1. Temptation
2. Fall 5.0
3. One Mo' Time
4. Gimme Yo' Love
5. Husband 2.1
6. Without You
7. Just Lemme Know
8. End & Beginning With You
9. Careless Whisper
10. Just Me

Um, what's with all the decimals? Anyway, the second disc, which I admit I'm a bit more excited about, is a live album. Check out what makes up that 30-track disc HERE. This man is incredibly talented, but has rarely lived up to his potential; he is pretty incredible live though!

Beyonce Appears On Piers Morgan Tonight

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Kelly Rowland "Here I Am" Tracklisting

At long last, Kelly Rowland has revealed the tracklisting for her third album Here I Am (July 26th). Check out what made the rather short cut below:

1. I'm Dat Chick
2. Work It Man (ft. Lil' Playy)
3. Motivation (ft. Lil' Wayne)
4. Lay It On Me (ft. Big Sean)
5. Feelin' Me Right Now
6. Turn It Up
7. All Of The Night (ft. Rico Love)
8. Keep It Between Us
9. Commander
10. Down For Whatever

Wasn't expecting to see "Rose Colored Glasses" or "Grown Woman"... interesting to see "Commander" on there though (not that I'm complaining... I like the song!). I'm glad that "I'm Dat Chick" made the cut, but other than that, I'm just glad we haven't heard most of the album before! July 26th can't get here fast enough!


Beyonce Performs On The X Factor France

Best Thing I Never Had

Run The World (Girls)

Beyonce extended her visit to France with two stellar performances on the finale of The X Factor. What more could you possibly need to convince you to get her new album 4 already!

Kelly Rowland "Here I Am (Deluxe Edition)" Details

The cover for the deluxe edition of Kelly Rowland's upcoming album Here I Am (July 26th) is to the left & I must say that I'm liking it a bit better than the standard. Good thing too because the deluxe is the version I'll be picking up, as it adds the two songs "Heaven & Earth" & "Each Other" as well as the pair of remixes "Motivation (Rebel Rock Remix ft. Lil' Wayne)" & "Commander (Urban Remix ft. Nelly)" to the 10-track standard set. (Never fear, I'll be posting the album's tracklisting momentarily.) Not terribly generous there, Universal Motown... but I'll take it--I sure like that urban remix of "Commander"!


Beyonce Performs "Run The World (Girls)" On Le Grand Journal

On her album release day for 4 in the U.S., Beyonce was, naturally, in France. Nonetheless, King B SLAYED a performance of her first single "Run The World (Girls)" on Le Grand Journal for a very enthusiastic crowd! My fellow Americans, we must get on board!

DJ Khaled ft. Mary J. Blige, Fabolous, & Jadakiss "It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over" Behind-The-Scenes

Mary J. Blige's mystery collaboration with DJ Khaled has been uncovered. The song "It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over", which MJB opened Sunday's BET Awards with, is the second single off his forthcoming album We The Best Forever (July 19th), a date you will be VERY familiar with--whether you know/remember why or not--if you watch the entire making-of clip above.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

New Music Tuesday: Beyonce "4"

^Click To Purchase^

It's B'Day! Well, sort of. Beyonce's fourth studio album 4 is out today! It features lead single "Run The World (Girls)", promo single "1+1", second single "Best Thing I Never Had", & a bunch of even better tracks, so make sure you pick up your copy!

Monday, June 27, 2011

David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj & Flo Rida "Where Them Girls At" Video Premiere

"Where Them Girls At", featuring Nicki Minaj & Flo Rida, is the first single off David Guetta's upcoming album Nothing But The Beat (August 30th). I wasn't sure about the weird bubble formations at first, but as soon as Nicki showed up, I was sold! Could've used a little more HB... love the song though!

Kelly Rowland "Here I Am" Cover

Kelly Rowland has unveiled the cover art for her third solo album Here I Am (July 26th)! Maybe a little too Leo DiCaprio in "Titanic" for my taste, but not bad! I'm so excited for this project!


Beyonce & Janelle Monae Perform At Glastonbury


The Beautiful Ones & Sex On Fire

Sweet Dreams & Why Don't You Love Me

Run The World (Girls)


Destiny's Child Medley & Telephone

Naughty Girl & Baby Boy

If I Were A Boy & You Oughta Know

Crazy In Love

Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)


At Last

Janelle Monae:

Dance Or Die, Faster, & Locked Inside

Cold War, Tightrope, & Come Alive (The War Of The Roses)

Beyonce headlined & Janelle Monae performed at Glastonbury this past weekend across the pond. I haven't watched all of their sets yet & I'll probably update my comments once I do, but I will say that Beyonce is a BEAST!! "The Beautiful Ones" + "Why Don't You Love Me" + "1+1" = EPIC!!!

The 2011 BET Awards Recap

Kelly Rowland & Trey Songz "Motivation (Remix)"

Beyonce - Medley

Mary J. Blige, Anita Baker, Jadakiss, & DJ Khaled - Medley

Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, & Rick Ross - Medley

Kelly Rowland had her chance to shine last night at the 2011 BET Awards. Skip the first three minutes of Trey's foolishness in the above clip to get to Ms. Kelly WORKIN' IT! From Glastonbury, Beyonce also shined with "Best Thing I Never Had" & especially my personal favorite "End Of Time". Mary J. Blige brought out Anita Baker for her medley, which also included a promising new collaboration with Jadakiss & DJ Khaled. Alicia Keys sang her songs in A minor leftover-for-a-reason "Typewriter", was unfortunately joined by Bruno Mars for "A Woman's Worth", brought out Rick Ross for some godforsaken reason, & finished things off with "Fallin'". Nicki Minaj was on-hand to pick up the Best Female Hip-Hop Artist award & Dirty Money accepted Best Group. Meanwhile, Rihanna won (only) Best Female Artist & the Best Movie award went to "For Colored Girls". To view the other "winners," click HERE.

Eve & Swizz Beatz Perform "Everyday (Coolin')" On 2011 BET Awards Pre-Show

Eve made a rare appearance onstage with Swizz Beatz at the 2011 BET Awards Pre-Show to perform his new single "Everyday (Coolin')". I personally think these two are musical soulmates.

Wynter Gordon Performs "Til Death" On Sunrise + More

While promoting the release of her debut album With The Music I Die in Australia, Wynter Gordon stopped by Sunrise to perform her second single "Til Death", a marked improvement over the first time. Also, be sure to check out her acoustic cover of Rihanna's "S&M" below. I love this woman & the tone of her voice!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Ameriie Gets Married

Ameriie married her manager & former Columbia Records A&R executive Lenny Nicholson on Saturday on Anguilla in the British West Indies. Congrats to the newlyweds!

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Angels & Airwaves "Love" Update

A release date of November 11th (11/11/11) has been set for the Angels & Airwaves' Love project! The album details have changed again, with the double album including a total of 20 songs--10 old & 10 new. That, of course, will be accompanied by the "Love" film, an extended trailer for which is available for your viewing pleasure below:

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Billboard Update

^#1 Album #1 Single^

Bad Meets Evil (a duo consisting of Royce da 5'9'' & Eminem) top the latest edition of the Billboard 200 album chart with Hell: The Sequel. Adele's "Rolling In The Deep" still tops the Hot 100 singles chart, where Nicki Minaj jumps 10-8 with "Super Bass".

See full charts HERE

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Friday, June 24, 2011

Jennifer Hudson "No One Gonna Love You" Video Premiere

"No One Gonna Love You" is the second single off Jennifer Hudson's sophomore album I Remember Me. This is one of the album's best offerings & they did a great job with the video. Sleek, polished, probably her best video to date.

Jennifer Lopez Joins "What To Expect When You're Expecting"

Jennifer Lopez has joined Cameron Diaz in the cast of "What To Expect When You're Expecting". The Lionsgate film adaptation of the bestselling book is expected to begin filming in mid-summer for a Mother's Day 2012 release. As a part of the ensemble cast, J.Lo will play Holly, "a woman who adopts a baby from abroad with her husband after difficulty conceiving." I'm so glad to see Jennifer getting back into acting!

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Mr. Vegas ft. Teairra Mari & Gyptian "Pum Pum Shorts" Video Premiere

Mr. Vegas adds Gyptian to "Pum Pum Shorts", the remix to his "Boy Shorts" collaboration with Teairra Mari that can be found on her latest mixtape Now Or Never. Tacky video, but that was a given, considering the song's subject matter. I think I actually liked the original better...

*UPDATED* The Caffeine Patch: Brave Teaser Poster & Trailer

On this, the release date of Pixar's latest film "Cars 2", what would be more appropriate than to give you your first look at their next flick "Brave"? You can check out the teaser poster for "Brave", Pixar's first fairy tale, above & see the teaser trailer--as well as the new Toy Story Toon "Hawaiian Vacation"--in theaters now in 3D with "Cars 2"! "Brave" is set to hit theaters on June 22, 2012.

UPDATE: The teaser trailer has hit the net! Check it out:


Estelle ft. Rick Ross "Break My Heart" Video Premiere

"Break My Heart", featuring Rick Ross, is the latest lead single off Estelle's forthcoming album All Of Me. I like the song & it's a pretty cool video... they took their good ol' time with it, but I really hope this song will chart now!

Pink & Baby Willow's First Photo

Pink & her husband Carey Hart present to the world their daughter Willow Sage Hart for the first time in this photo found in the latest issue of People magazine. Taken when little Willow was only a week old, this photo set was sold to People & the proceeds given to charity in an effort to keep the paparazzi from harassing/trying to get the first picture of the Harts' new addition. Good call. She sure is a cutey!

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Beyonce "Target" Commercial

Beyonce stars in a new commercial for Target promoting her upcoming album 4 (June 28th), which they have an exclusive deluxe edition of. The deluxe is a must-buy for the three bonus tracks alone!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Britney Spears "I Wanna Go" Video Premiere

"I Wanna Go" is the third single lifted from Britney Spears' new album Femme Fatale. It's awesome fake or not to see her show some personality!!

Nicole Scherzinger Performs "Don't Hold Your Breath" On The X Factor France

The lovely & talented Nicole Scherzinger performed "Don't Hold Your Breath" off her debut album Killer Love on the French version of The X Factor.

Enrique Iglesias ft. Usher & Lil' Wayne "Dirty Dancer" Video Premiere

"Dirty Dancer", featuring Usher & Lil' Wayne, is the new single originally off Enrique Iglesias' latest album Euphoria. They didn't leave much to the imagination with this one, huh?!

Christina Aguilera & Maroon 5 Perform "Moves Like Jagger" On The Voice

On The Voice last night, fellow judges Christina Aguilera & Adam Levine were joined by his band Maroon 5 to perform their new single "Moves Like Jagger", which is available now on iTunes, for the first time. It's an OK song... I like the studio version better.

David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj & Flo Rida "Where Them Girls At" Video Preview

Here's a sneak peek at the video for the new David Guetta single "Where Them Girls At", which Nicki Minaj assists on alongside Flo Rida. It's an addictive little ditty!

The Black-Eyed Peas Perform "Don't Stop The Party" On Vivement Dimanche

The Black-Eyed Peas recently performed their third single "Don't Stop The Party" off The Beginning on Vivement Dimanche in France. To be honest, I can't remember the last time I made it all the way through a BEPs performance without becoming disinterested/finding something better to do...

Monday, June 20, 2011

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

Check out the super awesome teaser trailer for "Alvin & The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked", the third film in the series, which opens December 11th! (Although, despite the cuteness of the six chipmunks, I do hope it's slightly better than the second movie.)

The 2011 MuchMusic Video Awards Recap

Fefe Dobson "Stuttering"

Avril Lavigne "What The Hell"

Canadians Fefe Dobson & Avril Lavigne took the stage at the 2011 MuchMusic Video Awards, where the former walked away with the Ur Fave Video award for "Stuttering"! In addition, assisting Justin Bieber in his wins in the categories International Video Of The Year By A Canadian (tie with Drake) & Ur Fave Artist for "Somebody To Love (Remix)" waaas Usher.

*UPDATED* The Caffeine Patch: New Puss In Boots Poster & Trailer

Check out this cool-looking new poster for Dreamworks Animation's upcoming "Puss In Boots". I'm only 21... so it's not weird that this stuff still makes me a liiittle bit giddy, right?! :) "Puss In Boots" arrives in theaters on November 4th.

UPDATE: A new trailer that actually reveals some of the movie's plot can be found below. It looks awesome!


Britney Spears "I Wanna Go" Video Preview

Here's a sneak peek at Britney Spears' new video for "I Wanna Go", the third single off her latest album Femme Fatale, which was recently shot at the Universal Studios backlot in Hollywood. Looks cool! The full video is set to premiere on Wednesday.

Billboard Update

^#1 Album #1 Single^

Adele was back in control of all things Billboard again last week--both the Billboard 200 album chart (21) & Hot 100 singles chart ("Rolling In The Deep"), where Nicki Minaj earned her first top 10 hit as a lead artist with a song that wasn't deemed good enough to make the cut on the standard edition of her album "Super Bass", which moved 11-10.

See full charts HERE

Wynter Gordon Performs "Til Death" On Dancing With The Stars Australia

The fantastic Wynter Gordon performed her new single "Til Death", the second off her phenomenal debut album With The Music I Die, on Dancing With The Stars to promote the album's release in Australia. Vocally, this wasn't her best, but her album is seriously a masterpiece!

Jennifer Lopez On Alan Carr: Chatty Man

"I'm Into You"


Jennifer Lopez visited Alan Carr: Chatty Man while in the UK to give another performance of "I'm Into You", her second single off Love?, & sit down for a, well, chat. We wouldn't mind seeing you perform that new single of yours over here, J.Lo..!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Rihanna "Cosmopolitan South Africa" Magazine Cover

Rihanna also covers the July issue of Cosmopolitan in South Africa. She's certainly no Beyonce. Look out for a re-release of her latest album Loud this fall.


Jennifer Lopez Performs "On The Floor" On Wetten Dass

Jennifer Hudson Performs "No One Gonna Love You" On Letterman

Following her Live On Letterman concert comes Jennifer Hudson's performance on The Late Show With David Letterman of "No One Gonna Love You", the official second single lifted from her new album I Remember Me. She was really gettin' it!

Jennifer Lopez & Nicole Scherzinger Perform On Summertime Ball

Jennifer Lopez "I'm Into You"

Nicole Scherzinger "Poison"

Friday, June 17, 2011

New Beyonce Promo Pics

Allow yourself to be consumed by Beyonce's photoshoot for her upcoming album 4 (June 28th). I can't even know what to say... as if this woman wasn't snatching enough weaves with the music!

Keri Hilson Performs "Lose Control" On So You Think You Can Dance

Keri Hilson took to the So You Think You Can Dance stage to perform "Lose Control", the latest single off & one of the better offerings from her sophomore album No Boys Allowed. Lipsynching aside, she did a great job & put on quite the show!

Beyonce "Pulse" Ad

Not only does Beyonce have her new album 4 coming out on June 28th, but she is also currently prepping for the release of her second fragrance "Pulse". A pretty fine advertisement, if I do say so myself!

Christina Aguilera "The Hollywood Reporter" Magazine Cover

Christina Aguilera, her fellow judges, & some of the behind-the-scenes folks at The Voice are featured on the cover of the latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter. Front & center, as it should be!

Kelly Rowland Collaborates With Pitbull

Kelly Rowland has collaborated with Pitbull & Jamie Drastik on a cut from the former's new album Planet Pit (June 21st) called "Castle Made Of Sand":

Ashanti Album Update

Ashanti has been trying out "so many different sounds" during the recording process for her fifth studio album, she revealed on Twitter recently. Two songs we can expect to make the final cut are "Paradise" & "She Can't", while the first single--which we can count on to have some tempo!--should arrive "sooner than you think." Ashanti's not my favorite, but she's certainly capable of making some really good music.


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Beyonce Does W Magazine

Sharing a dual W cover with Christina Aguilera this month is her fierceness Beyonce. This is an awesome shoot! I might just have to get this issue... Beyonce's new album 4 comes out on June 28th.

Lil' Mama Update

Infamous New Yorker Lil' Mama has recorded a collaboration with West Coaster Snoop Dogg called "NY NY LA LA" to be released in the coming weeks. This is in addition to her recently released track "On & On & On", but neither are necessarily lifted off her sophomore album because she currently has no plans to release another album, as she is no longer with Jive Records. Lil' Mama is talented, but not all that fun to be a fan of anymore...


Beyonce Does L'Uomo Vogue Magazine

Beyonce has posed for a new cover shoot for L'Uomo (Italian Men's) Vogue. The woman is incapable of NOT being sexy..! Her upcoming album 4 drops June 28th.


2011 BET Awards Update

Performers now set for the 2011 BET Awards include Kelly Rowland, Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, & Alicia Keys. This is such a great opportunity for Kelly even though they should've given Ciara a performance slot last year & I'm excited to see the two former DC members perform on the same night! Catch the show live on Sunday, June 26th, @ 8/7c.

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Jennifer Lopez Performs "On The Floor" On The X Factor France

Christina Aguilera "W" Magazine Cover

Christina Aguilera longs for food on the cover of the July issue of W. LOL I'm just kidding... I actually think it's a cool cover.