With R&B star Monica set to release her eagerly anticipated ‘Still Standing’ LP on March 23rd, you can now preview each of the album’s track. While we’ll hold judgement until hearing the record in its entirety, it’s sounding like a winner based on these clips.
Though Beyonce is currently on a break from the music scene, it hasn’t stopped the mega-star from pressing on with her charitable efforts. Yesterday (March 5th) in New York, the 28 year old officially opened the Beyonce Cosmetology Center – a place designed to give recovering addicts a chance to embark on a career in the cosmetics industry.
According to the ‘Single Ladies’ singer, her inspiration for the venture came about when she was researching drug addiction for her role as Etta James in the critcally-acclaimed ‘Cadillac Records’ movie in 2008.
R&B songstress Alicia Keys made an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show yesterday. Check out the interview above (as well as a preview of the hotly anticipated video for ‘Put It In A Love Song’ with Beyonce). Ms. Keys also performed ‘Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart’, which you can watch below:
Lady GaGa‘s much anticipated appearance on the Friday Night With Jonathan Ross aired on BBC1 last night. Check out part 1 of her interview above, with part 2 and her performances of ‘Brown Eyes’ and ‘Telephone’ below:
The video for jail-bound rapper Lil’ Wayne‘s latest single ‘Drop The World’ premièred today. Check out the clip for the Eminem-assisted cut above…
Despite the song being pretty rubbish (Eminem’s bars aside), it’s hard to deny this is a good video! Upon hearing Wayne had filmed upwards of 10 videos prior to his ever-delayed prison-stint, I envisioned rushed, mediocre quality, clips; yet I’m positively surprised by this one. Good stuff.
To celebrate the birthday of daughter Bobbi-Kristina, Whitney Houston brought the teen on stage to sing her favourite song – in front of thousands of concert-goers in Adelaide, Australia.
Houston, 46, serenaded Bobbi, who turned 17, with the song ‘Who Would Imagine A King’ from the ‘Preachers Wife’, which is apparently one of the youngster’s favourites. Check out the touching performance, as well as Whitney’s powerful rendition of ‘I Look To You’ after the jump…
Peep Nicole Scherzinger‘s new promotional shot for ‘Dancing In The Stars’. The last remaining original Pussycat Doll member has been paired with show favourite Derek Hough – who some of you may remember was Lil’ Kim’s partner on an earlier season. This season’s première will take place on March 22nd.
In other Nicole news, she is apparently ‘excited’ about working with a ‘new cast’ of Pussycat Dolls, an album for whom is due ‘before the end of the year. Whether the LP will ever see the light of day is anyone’s guess.
Pop sensations JLS and Jason Derulo posed for the cameras backstage at London’s Hammersmith Apollo recently. Derulo, 20, took a break from his busy promotional schedule to attend the BRIT winners’ show, chatting it up with the guys backstage after it had ended.
With the group now set to debut in the US, after singing with label Jive Records (Britney, Ciara, Chris Brown), they are said to want Derulo on-board to pen songs for their Stateside LP. For those somewhat puzzled by the link, American producer JR Rotem, who is Derulo’s mentor, produced JLS’ ‘Everybody In Love’ single – which is set to serve as their first in the US.
Whether JLS, or Derulo for that matter, manage to make a dent on the US industry will be interesting to see…