Alexandra Burke hit the stage at Capital FM’s Jingle Bell Ball yesterday. The ‘X-Factor’ alum delivered renditions of her hit songs ‘Bad Boys’ and ‘All Night Long’ for the packed crowd in the O2 Arena in London. Look below for all the action:
This week’s From The Vault selection helped the Spice Girls to become a global phenomenon. ‘2 Become 1′ was third single to be released from their massively successful ‘Spice’ debut (which sold over 23 million records worldwide since being released in 1996).
Co-written by all of the group members alongside Matt Rowe and Richard Stannard, the song peaked at #1 in the UK and #4 in the US, achieving platinum and gold status in both territories respectively. The song was praised by critics for the clever inclusion of a safe sex message and some even compared the composition to a Mariah Carey-styled ballad.
The best feature of this song is that all 5 was members of the group had the opportunity to sing. While it is clear that Sporty Spice was by far the most talented vocalist, every member was able to lend her voice (or lack thereof) to the record.
Very few groups often give all members the chance to shine like that. In fact, with the exception of Danity Kane, En Vogue and Rich Girl, it is difficult to find other examples.
Nicole Scherzinger recently hit the stage on T4’s ‘Koko Pop’. The singer performed her budding hit ‘Poison’ and took part in a short interview. Peep the footage below:
Diddy-Dirty Money made a promotional appearance on ‘Saturday Night Live’ last evening. The group performed ‘Coming Home’ and ‘Ass On The Floor’ (alongside Swizz Beatz) from their upcoming album, ‘Last Train To Paris’. Check out the performances below:
There appears to be no stopping little Willow Smith. As her debut ‘Whip My Hair’ continues to amass millions of views online, the youngster, 10, took to the stage to perform the song at the 2010 Holiday Tree Lighting at L.A. Live last night.
Reliable word has it that Ms. Smith rocked the show. Based on the performance which you can see clip after the jump, I concur. Keep it locked on That Grape Juice for the full performance…
It’s been a difficult 2010 for Mario. Indeed, the year has seen the R&B crooner struggle musically, going on to find public disfavour after being charged with assaulting his mother. Despite being vindicated shortly after, when her drug abuse was revealed to be the true issue, the dropping of the charges certainly didn’t make the headlines his initial arrest did.
In any case, the 24 year old is pressing on and beginning work on his 5th studio album. Not one to hold his tongue, however, he in a recent interview with VIBE magazine, revealed the continued “battles” he is having with his record label.
His comments after the jump…
In continuing along the promotional trail for her new movie ‘Burlesque’, Christina Aguilera last night landed in Tokyo, Japan. Waving to fans and signing autographs upon touching down at Narita Airport, Aguilera will no doubt be hoping the film fares well in the Asian region – after its respectable (yet not trailblazing) US debut leaves questions of whether is it or isn’t a success up in the air. Time will tell…
More pics below…
Peep pop diva Christina Aguilera‘s spread in this week’s edition of People magazine. The pics accompany the singer’s interview, which saw her admit to falling in love with another man before announcing her divorce.
You can now preview the video for Tiffany Evans‘ new single ‘I’ll Be There’ ahead of its release this coming Monday (December 6th). The moving ballad serves as the lead release from Evans’ as yet untitled sophomore effort (due next year).
Trailer after the jump….