Jennifer Lopez looked a picture of youth at The UCLA Longevity Center’s 20th ICON Awards over the weekend. The 41 year old presented actress Jane Fonda with the Icon award at the star studded gala, which was held at the Beverly Hilton hotel.
British fans of Pop sensation Britney Spears have cause to celebrate today, for the 30 year old mother of two has announced that her long awaited ‘Femme Fatale Tour‘ will indeed make its way to the UK.
Ms.Spears will treat supporters in the country to a performance of songs from her extensive back catalogue.
This week’s From The Vault is dance-floor filler, ‘Lose Control’ by Missy Elliott – who is joined by Ciara and Fatman Scoop. The high-energy track was released as the first single from Ms. Demeanour sixth studio album, ‘The Cookbook’ (2005).
After the touchdown that was ‘1, 2 Step’, Elliott reached out to Ciara for the 2nd round, resulting in an equally fantastic song (if not, better).
The production on the track (helmed by Elliott herself) gives a nod to the basics of Hip-Hop music by using an Afrika Bambaataa-like beat, all the while staying very “modern” and boasting a near-perfect balance between “Urban” and “Pop”. It’s also important to signify that ‘Control’, with its Hip-Hop meets Electronica composition, was precursory of the Urban-Dance craze that is raging until this day.
With its award-winning video showcasing the dynamic duo’s performing skills, this right here is an absolute high-point of each of the ladies careers.
What’s more, with their artistic chemistry being a match made in heaven (see: ‘Work’, their third collabo), we are convinced the world would love to lose more control with those two. We sure know we would.