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With Chris Brown set to premiere new music any moment now, the stage blazer has begun doing the media rounds in support of the set (tentatively titled ‘X’).

Presently working the Los Angeles circuit, the 23-year-old stopped by Power 106 FM and chatted it up with Big Boy about many a topic including Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, rival Drake, and battling depression.

Peep the interesting watch after the jump…

 

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Kendrick Lamar kept his buzz a’buzzing last night with a rousing performance of ‘Poetic Justice’ on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

The rapper is enjoying ample success both critically and commercially; indeed he recently topped MTV’s Hottest MC 2013 list, while his debut album ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city‘ has been certified Gold and will likely scan Platinum (sold and shipped) in the months ahead. Its present US sales stand at 808,000.

Watch K-Dot perform the Janet Jackson sampled song after the jump…

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American Idol, X Factor, The Voice, Sunday’s Best, Duets, Making the Band, Sing-Off, and Major & Minors are just a few of the recognizable titles of singing competitions that have graced (or disgraced) television over the past decade or so.

With its modern-day format pioneered by the FOX-aired ‘Idol’ to once record ratings (though ‘Live at the Apollo’ is the true grandfather of the genre), the last few years have seen a steadily declining interest in the singing competition themed reality show – despite reigniting interest in some of music’s top stars (see: Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, etc).

Until…NBC’s ‘The Voice’.  But, even with its winning ratings, it has yet to produce a quality star in three seasons:

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He’s the label executive Frank Ocean, Elijah Blake, Nas and Rick Ross all consider the driving force behind their recent successes.

However, despite his outstanding year as the head of the Def Jam music group, Joie Manda has resigned from his role as the label’s President and is now on his way to Jimmy Iovine’s Interscope Records.

Details below…

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As Season 4 of its main competitor ‘The Voice’ is posting some of its highest ratings ever, reality talent show pioneer ‘American Idol’ has conversely dipped to some of its lowest.

Indeed, with what was expected to be its saving grave in megadivas Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey, the twosome’s combined popularity was not enough to pull the sinking ship that is ‘Idol’.

Down a reported 14% from last week’s ratings (which was at the time its lowest Wednesday night ratings), the show has been on a steady decline since its season 12 debut.

Your thoughts?

Keri Hilson may not be working with Mike Will as erroneously suggested, but the singer-songwriter is clocking up studio time with none other than Babyface.

The ‘Pretty Girl Rock’ songstress has teamed up with the R&B legend for her third studio album, which is slated for release later this year.

On collaborating with the 53-year-old, who has penned hits for the likes of Toni Braxton and TLC, Hilson beamed “dreams come true” as she posted the snap above.

As two amazing writers, we’re salivating at the prospect of what Ms. Keri and Babyface has cooked up together.

Something like this would be super…

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There are many ways to “win” musically and it seems Justin Timberlake is set to achieve them all with new album ‘The 20/20 Experience’.

A chart blockbuster out of the gate, the ‘Suit & Tie’ led LP is set to extend its stay atop of the Billboard 200 next week and in the process will deny Lil Wayne‘s hotly anticipated ‘I Am Not A Human Being II’ the #1 spot.

Details below…

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Fantasia is ready for you to make room in your cd collections for her forthcoming gem ‘Side Effects Of You’ (April 23).

Indeed, the songstress has been hitting up many-a-city’s radio spots for promo of the album and it lead single ‘Lose To Win’.  The latest stop saw her bringing her sweet sounds to Tom Joyner’s Red Velvet Cake Studios.

Putting it down like only she can, get a taste of Fannie doing live renditions of fan favorite ‘When I See U’ and, of course, ‘Lose To Win’….

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As fans know, June 4th marks the day stageblazer Ciara‘s fifth album ‘One Woman Army’ marches onto record shelves.

With the stakes higher than ever, the songstress is in heavy promo for her Future-assisted, latest hit ‘Body Party’.  And, while fans are still grooving to the Mike Will-produced number, Cici has taken to radio to drop news on what other collaborators and songs can be expected on the forthcoming LP.

You may have already known about Nicki Minaj and Future’s contributions to the album, but tuck in below to see if your favorite song from ‘O.W.A.’ made the cut or ended up on the cutting room floor…

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With vocals that still leave much to be desired and a non existant performance style, very few could have predicted the success that would be amassed by Pop singer Rihanna when she debuted in the May of 2005.

However, by way of a proactive management style, an ear for spotting potential hits and an ever growing radio pull, the once shy and reserved Island Princess has gone onto become of the most renown entertainers of her era.

So popular, she now boasts of besting and sharing records set by acts seasoned enough to have inspired the acts she herself cites as influencers.

Now, with her latest cut ‘Pour It Up’ edging nearer to Platinum status and her ballad ‘Stay’ continuing to dominate the Top 5’s the world over, TGJ asks…

Is Rihanna Pop’s Leading Lady?

…and if not, who is?

Weigh in below!

Brit MC Wretch 32 teams up with rising ‘Take Our Time’ sensation Shakka, storming the web with their brand new video for the single ‘Blackout’.

Easily one of our favorite singles to come from the Rapper, it no doubts solidifies his status as one of the British Rappers to enjoy mainstream notoriety by way of a cohesive discography.

Is the video as promising as his forthcoming project?

You decide below!

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For much of March, the name Ariana Grande has been a hot topic on the lips of many.

The 19-year-old Nickolodeon star is making a transition to the major music leagues and seems to be on the right path given the response to debut single ‘The Way (ft. Mac Miller)’.

An infectious slice of Pop-R&B, the track -which has rocketed to #2 on iTunes – has many drawing (vocal) comparisons with an early Mariah Carey. And with the song’s accompanying video being unwrapped just moments ago, we see more folk relaying similar sentiments.

Check out the video and judge for yourself after the jump…

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