As reported here, ‘No Scrubs’ craftswoman Kandi Burruss has taken her million dollar pen to craft the new Marvin Sapp-enlisted gospel single ‘Stay Prayed Up’.
Burruss has made headlines since the January announcement of the tune’s development as some gospel music fans were unwelcoming (to say the least) of the dildo designing diva delivering new material for gospel radio.
As reported here, in addition to her lengthy pop/R&B resume, ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ starlet Kandi Burruss is flexing her highly touted pen to craft hits for the gospel charts as well.
Enlisting ‘Praise Him In Advance’ performer Marvin Sapp for the one-time affair, Kandi is hoping to help fans create joyful noises in every arena – from the bedroom and now to the church with her latest single ‘Stay Prayed Up’ (artwork seen above).
As the date to its release nears, you know you can keep it locked to That Grape Juice for your first listen when the single drops.
Well it looks like ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ star Kandi Burruss shouldn’t expect a wedding gift from rapper Bow Wow, if his recent comments are anything to go by.
For, as fans know, hip hop producer extraordinaire Jermaine Dupri is set to be honored in his native Atlanta for two decades worth of contributions to the music industry via his ‘So So Def’ imprint.
While many of the roster’s occupants appeared to have jumped at the opportunity to honor their mentor at the ‘So So Def All-Star Anniversary Concert‘, a certain former Xscape member appeared to have other plans – namely launching her own ‘Ladies Night’ tour.
News of such sent Bow Wow on a Facebook rant – one that saw him label Burruss as ‘wack’ (amongst other things) for her expected absence. See his fiery quote below: (more…)
It’s official: Ciara has bombed. The ‘Gimme Dat’ performers new album, ‘Basic Instinct’, will debut on the Billboard 200 this week with a lowly 37,940 units sold, entering the lineup at #43. This will be Ciara’s lowest debut in her career to date.
On the other hand, Michael Jackson’s ‘Michael’ LP will nab the #3 spot with 224,910 copies sold. While it is not enough to outsell Susan Boyle or Taylor Swift, the record will have have the highest entry of any Urban release this week.
Diddy-Dirty Money also received a special gift from Santa Claus. The trio’s ‘Last Train To Paris’ will enter the Billboard 200 at #10 with 87,380 units, exceeding all expectations, thanks to massive promotion in the last 7 days. The record did not outsell R. Kelly’s ‘Love Letter’, however, as the R&B King’s album will grab the #6 spot with 150,405 in sales.
On the contrary, Tank was not so lucky as his album will debut at #38 with 41,181 units sold. Still, the R&B crooner has managed to outsell both Ciara and Kandi, the latter of whom has missed the top 50 completely with her ‘Kandi Koated’ release. Ho ho no.
Read more at Hits Daily Double. Remember: these numbers and positions are subject to change when published by Billboard.
Ciara better backbend over a church alter and pray for a Christmas miracle because ‘Basic Instinct’ is set to bomb. The record is predicted to sell only a disappointing 35-40k within the next 7 days. This means that it will debut with less than half of the underwhelming 81k with which ‘Fantasy Ride’ entered the tally last year.
Still, Ciara isn’t the only act preparing to receive a lump of coal this Christmas. Diddy-Dirty Money’ Last Train To Paris’ is primed to sell only 60-65k despite a string of high profile appearances on ‘The View’, ‘Saturday Night Live’, and ‘American Idol’.
R. Kelly, however, has no such worries. The R&B titan’s ‘Love Letter’ is on course to sell an impressive 150-160k with its debut, giving him the 2nd highest new entry position among Urban artists on next week’s lineup.
Another R&B crooner who is set to exceed expectations is Tank whose ‘Now or Never’ LP is scheduled to sell 40-45k. Yet, all pale in comparison to Michael Jackson’s ‘Michael’ LP which is expected to sell 225-250k.
With Christmas right around the corner, a string of new releases have hit the shelves. Artists from all corners of the industry – both dead and alive - are hoping that their albums make into the carts of the crazed shoppers who are looking for the biggest bang for the buck.
Arriving in stores this week are R. Kelly’s ‘Love Letter’ (which has already captured the #1 spot on iTunes), Diddy-Dirty Money’s ‘Last Train To Paris’ and Ciara’s’ ‘Basic Instinct’. Additionally, Atlanta Housewife Kandi has put forth her 2nd solo effort, ‘Kandi Koated’, which will face strong competition from Tank’s new record, ‘Now or Never’.
Even the late Michael Jackson is releasing music from beyond the grave as his 1st posthumous album, ‘Michael’, makies its debut this week. As controversial as the King of Pop’s latest effort has been, he has proven time and again that his selling power should not be ignored.
The question that arises is this: which of these albums will you buy? There are so many records from which to choose and we know that your Christmas bonuses are just begging to be spent!
Participate in the poll below and let us know which of these artists will get your money!
Singer/songwriter Kandi premiered the video for her brand new single ‘Leave U’ today. The song is the first release to be lifted from the Real Housewives of Atlanta star’s as yet untitled sophomore album.
Fantasia is ready to prove to her fans that you just can’t keep a good woman down. The R&B/Soul singer has announced that she will be embarking on her 1st headline tour alongside opening acts Eric Benet and Kandi. Expect the 30-city ‘Back To Me’ tour venture to be launched on November 4th in Richmond, Virginia. Peep the full list of shows below:
Following the so-so performance of Kandi‘s debut album back in 2000, the former Xscape singer has kept a relatively low profile on the musical side of the fence.
However, the ‘No Scrubs’ writer is said to be recording a new album – and was recently snapped with hit-maker Ne-Yo working on the project (the process of which is being documented in the latest season of ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ - in which she stars).
Speaking of Ne-Yo, the singer-songwriter is putting the finishing touches to his ‘Libra Scale’ LP, and is currently recording with producer Dallas Austin. As for his unique ensemble (above), we’re hearing the crooner was inspired the fashion he spotted here in London town during his recent promo trip…