Thursday, December 13th 2012
She has done it again with hardly any reason to say oops! For, yet again, 2012 has proven ‘Toxic’ tinwoman Britney Spears seems to have the magic potion when it comes into raking in the big bucks.
With an estimated $58 million in earnings over the past year (due to album sales, tours, ‘X Factor US’, etc), Spears has new reason to ‘Scream & Shout’ as reports have surfaced indicating the stiff songstress beat out stiff competition to be named 2012′s highest paid female musician.
Find out what top divas she beat to the top below:
Thursday, December 6th 2012
As evidenced by the rant of ‘Believe’ beau Justin Bieber‘s manager, it’s pretty safe to say that some camps are still up-in-arms about the 2013 Grammy nominations unveiled last night.
Indeed, every year sees some scorned team or artist supporter feel “cheated” due to an absence from the nominations tally (see: Jill Scott’s rant last year), but this year marks a noted difference in that A) the male domination of categories, B) the absence of hip-hop and R&B from major categories, and C) the glaring, 2011-instated removal of “gender-specific” categories.
With only acts who released material from September 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012 eligible for consideration, the wealth of overlooked talent is earning a collective side-eye from many-a-music lover. Just ask fans of Brandy & Monica‘s ‘It All Belongs To Me’, Mary J. Blige, Lana Del Rey, Madonna, and, of course, Nicki Minaj & Justin Bieber…
Wednesday, November 28th 2012
“To Catch A Thief”
Much like “epic”, “diva”, and “underrated”, recent years have seen the term “swagger-jacking” used in overabundance. Indeed, even the slightest note, move, or visual reminiscent of art past has found fans defending their favorites against accusations of copycatting…
Tuesday, November 20th 2012
That Rihanna reign will not…let…up.
Indeed, the “singer” – after 6 previous attempts – has earned her first #1 album with ‘Unapologetic’ – her 7th studio effort released this week. And, while her faithful Navy rejoice at the news, her record label home Def Jam just gave them more reason to celebrate…
Thursday, November 1st 2012
It has certainly been Taylor Swift‘s week. For, not only did she see her name etched in history books for being the first female act to sell 1 million copies of a single album in one week twice, she has now notched her 56th (yes, you read that right) entry on Billboard’s Hot 100.
How, you ask? Well, with 4 top 10 singles from her most recent album ‘Red’ (‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’, ‘Red’, ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’, ‘Begin Again’), Swift just added 5 new titles to the Hot 100 – bringing her tally to 9 entries from one album simultaneously.
But, she’s not the only one celebrating this week. Ke$ha, Rihanna, and Chris Brown have all seen considerable gains on the singles front. Read about it all below:
Saturday, October 27th 2012
For any performer hoping to reach a truly global status, the UK is market many a performer will go to great lengths to excel in.
Handing Rihanna many a #1 album in the face of her failure match this feat in the US, the nation has long been a haven for acts hoping to pull in major numbers outside of their domestic markets.
So now, in celebration of these acts, the Official Charts has released the Official Top Ten Biggest Selling Female Singles Artists Of All Time.
Their eye opening tally below…
Saturday, October 13th 2012
Last Thursday, Malala Yousafazi was shot on the way home from school, as part of as assassination attempt by the Taliban- who targeted the 14 year old for speaking out group’s oppression of women in her homeland of Pakistan.
Shot in the head and then again in the neck, she currently remains unconscious and in present danger with the Taliban threatening to target her again for being a ‘symbol of the infidels and obscenity‘.
So, in what marks a strange twist in this tragic story, ‘Ray Of Light‘ icon Madonna has ‘honored’ Malala with a strip tease carried out during Wednesday’s showing of her ‘MDNA Tour’ in LA.
An act, which has now been billed as distasteful.
Sunday, September 16th 2012
While still at war with fellow diva Elton John, Queen of Pop Madonna is still finding time to make digs at pop princess Lady Gaga.
As fans long know, the ‘Vogue’ hitmaker notoriously referenced Gaga as being ‘reductive’ in her ‘Born This Way’ spin on Madge’s 1989 hit ‘Express Yourself’ – later claiming its the 2011 track was inspired by Whitney Houston.
A statement which led the pop icon to include a thinly veiled attack to her young counterpart by performing a ‘She’s Not Me/Express Yourself/Born This Way’ mash-up in her own show.
Last night, at a stop in Atlantic City on her highly successful ‘MDNA World Tour’, Madge dedicated a performance of the Golden Globe-winning song ‘Masterpiece’ (from ‘W.E.’) and sent the crowd into a frenzy when she made this announcement:
Wednesday, September 5th 2012