Sunday, February 17th 2013
As reported here, today will see ‘Girl On Fire’ Alicia Keys blaze the NBA All Star Game Halftime Show with a medley of hits, much like her 2010 showing.
As ever, while we hope to add Keys’ name to a list of the awesome performances of the platform’s past, we would be remiss not to ode those performances by collecting a few of our favorites.
Take a stroll with That Grape Juice down NBA All Star memory lane and see the best of the best do it oh so well. Sound off below on your favorites as well:
Thursday, February 14th 2013
After last Valentine’s Day saw him unveil the top ten smash ‘Climax’ from his latest album, Usher for a redo with new song ‘Go Missin’.
The Diplo-produced number, making its waves across the net today, sees the crooner showcase that very same highly praised falsetto that took ‘Climax’ to the top of charts.
See if it lives up to its hype below:
Sunday, February 10th 2013
The entertainment industry showed up and showed last night at the annual Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala.
Boasting a more upbeat mood than last year’s sombre affair (see: Whitney Houston’s passing), the likes of Jennifer Hudson, Ne-Yo, Ciara, Brandy, Usher, and Tyra Banks were among the many stars in attendance to pay homage to this year’s honoree L.A. Reid.
Peep pics from The Beverly Hilton event below..
Wednesday, January 9th 2013
Tonight, the 2013 People’s Choice Awards took the honor of being first to kick off the 2013 awards season. The ceremony, held at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theater, saw TGJ favorites Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Beyonce, Usher, Chris Brown, and more all vying for the show’s top honors.
And, though quite the tight race, one of the aforementioned shocked all with a whopping four wins!
Find out the ‘People’s Choices’ for categories in movies, television, and music below…you may be shocked:
Friday, January 4th 2013
2012 marked a bittersweet for US album sales, it has emerged today.
Falling by 4.4% despite contributions from Pink, Drake and Miguel, overall sales dipped in the market while sales of digital items enjoyed- making digital outlets responsible for 37.2% of all album sales.
Wednesday, January 2nd 2013
Season 3 of The Voice may have wrapped just a few weeks ago, however production for season 4 is already underway!
The hit NBC show, which now airs twice yearly (Spring and Fall cycles), is welcoming Pop forces Usher and Shakira to its panel of Coaches.
Indeed, as earlier reported, the pair have been tapped to replace departing judges Cee-Lo Green and Christina Aguilera – who are taking a season (or so) off to re-engage with their musical mainstays.
With the New Year upon us and the show’s March return looming, producers have today unveiled new promotional shots for the new panel.
Check them out above and below…
Randomness: Interestingly, Shakira is heavily pregnant with her first child. And while the Columbian star is reportedly due any day now, it’ll certainly be interesting to see how this factors into the upcoming series. For, though premiering on March 25th, filming is either underway already or will be in the next few weeks.
Thursday, December 13th 2012
Usually when an album under-performs, the project is quickly sucked into a black hole never to be seen or spoken of again. In Usher‘s case, his latest LP ‘Looking 4 Myself’ may not have set the charts ablaze, yet the LP’s so-so sales haven’t deterred his hustle.
Like many a megastar, selling or not selling, Mr Raymond is clearly welcome on any and every stage. Case, point his performances at most of this year’s major award shows, as well as this afternoon’s showcase on ‘Ellen’.
Watch below as the 34 year old performs the project’s latest offering ’Numb’ on the daytime show…
Wednesday, December 5th 2012
Nashville played host to the 2012 Grammy Nomination special where the likes of music’s biggest names gathered for the unveiling of the 2013 Grammy nominations.
While we won’t find out who will be walking away with the coveted gram-o-phones until the show airs live on CBS February 10th, click below to find out if your fave was able to nab a nomination.
Frank Ocean, Kanye West, and Jay Z are among the males dominating this year’s nominations (with 6 each) while pop tart pals Katy Perry & Rihanna nabbed multiple mentions as well.
See the list in its entirety:
Wednesday, December 5th 2012
For many a Pop fiend, Usher‘s 18 year chart reign has made him an ever present/welcome force in the world of music- just as influential today as he was upon the launch of his self titled debut.
Now, in what is a testament to his ability to both spot and craft a hit, his smash hit single ‘Climax’ has been named the Top Song of 2012 by ‘Time’ Magazine.