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…
Friday, August 31st 2012
This week brought with it the release of Tamia‘s fifth studio album ‘Beautiful Surprise’.
The hotly anticipated LP is the petite powerhouse’s first traditional effort in over six years; yet as the age old adage goes – good things (in this case, great things) come to those who wait.
In our first interview with the Canadian songbird since 2007, she dishes readily on the delicious new album, the up’s and down’s of being an Independent artist, celebrity marriages, Basketball Wives, and more!
Check it out below…
Thursday, August 30th 2012
‘Stranger In My House’ hitmaker Tamia is no stranger to moving audiences with her powerhouse vocals. The Canadian beauty has been hitting the promo trail all week in support of her latest effort ‘Beautiful Surprise’ (August 28th) and was recently spotted center stage on ‘Verses & Flow’.
Sharing the spotlight with ‘Spend My Life With You’ co-star Eric Benet for a live rendition of the wedding favorite, see this performance and more below:
Friday, August 17th 2012
In the mood for a clean vocal and a well produced backing number?
If so, say hey to the country version of Tamia‘s stunning ‘Still’, a reworked version of a cut called ‘Is It Over Yet‘. Crediting hit maker Claude Kelly for its conception, tuck into thought provoking number below…
Tuesday, July 31st 2012
August 28th sees vocal powerhouse Tamia release her fifth studio album ‘Beautiful Surprise’. And as if the set’s awesome lead single wasn’t already reason enough to buy, the Canadian diva has shared a preview of what fans can expect from the LP – which has been almost six years in the making.
Saturday, July 28th 2012
With the August 28th release of Tamia‘s ‘Beautiful Surprise’ album drawing ever-nearer, the soulful songbird took vocal flight on FOX’s Good Day New York where she served up the first televised performance of the set’s title track.
Watch her stirring showing below…
Tuesday, July 17th 2012
R&B powerhouse Tamia is gearing up for the release of her fifth studio album ‘Beautiful Surprise’ (due August 28th). And so as to whip up heightened anticipation for the set, she has unveiled its official cover.
Simple and elegant, the shot mirrors the qualities of the LP’s lead single, its title track. Check out its accompanying video after the jump…
Sunday, July 1st 2012
The stars shine for Urban music’s biggest calendar night – the 2012 BET Awards! Hosted by Samuel L. Jackson, the show airs live tonight from Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium! As some of the industry’s biggest stars arrive to the scene, see and sound off on the fashion hits and misses below…
Tuesday, June 26th 2012
Tamia kicks off the campaign for her new LP ‘Beautiful Surprise’ with its lead video of the same name today.
Reportedly shot in Malibu, the clip precedes the project which is believed to drop in August and features the singer’s husband Grant Hill.
If you’ve missed her as much as we have, this is one video you do not want to miss out on.