Check out these official shots from Lady GaGa and Beyonce‘s highly anticipated video for their new single ‘Telephone’, which were released by GaGa’s team a few moments ago. Word has it we’re but a few weeks away from the clip’s première.
To say we’re anticipating this one would be an understatement, particularly in light of GaGa’s much-touted statement that she feels ‘sorry for the Bad Romance’ video – as this is that much better. Exciting stuff.
According to the ever reliable Kelly-Rowland.net, Grammy Award winning singer Kelly Rowland is wrapping up her as yet untitled Universal Motown debut; yet before doing so, the 28 year old has logged in studio-time with hit-maker Danja!
For those unfamiliar, Danja boasts an impressive production discography, which includes Britney’s ‘Gimme More’, Madonna’s ’4 Minutes’, Mariah’s ‘Migrate’, Keri Hilson’s ‘Knock You Down’, and Whitney’s ‘For The Lovers’. It pretty much goes without saying that he’s as A-List as a producer will come.
It really does seem both Kelly and her new label are going all out to ensure that this project is top-notch, and top-notch it’s appearing to be. With the industry buzzing and the production list looking ever-the-more promising, Kelly (at least on paper) seems to be on to a winner.Collaborating with Danja, more specifically, is something that has been in the works for the better part of two years, and is something Kelly discussed with That Grape Juice way back in 2008. So to see it finally materialising is awesome.
Word has it, Ms. Kelly’s LP will be hitting shelves around May times. We can not wait!
Randomness: Danja also had production credits on Danity Kane’s ‘Welcome To The Dollhouse’ (‘Pretty Boy’, ‘Striptease’, ‘Bad Girl’), which is conceptually what I’m envisioning Kelly’s project to be like (an Urban/Pop/Dance) fusion). If anything on that wavelength, we’re in for a treat!
Following the mammoth success of their ‘The E.N.D’ project, the Black Eyed Peas have gone all the way out for their new video, a 10 minute double-clip for singles ‘Imma Be’ and ‘Rock That Body’ (aptly re-titled ‘Imma Rock That Body’). Directed by Rich Lee, this Transformers-inspired vid can only be described as epic. Awesome video.
When Mariah Carey set out on her ‘Angel’s Advocate Tour’ in support of her poorly received, and even worse charting, ‘Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel’ LP, we highlighted that it made little sense considering her dismal record sales and public disinterest. It appears such observations have been validated, as it has been revealed that the 39 year old diva is struggling to sell-out 3000 seat venues.
Box office tally’s, as per Billboard (via Mariah Daily), for Carey’s January 27th 2010 show at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C, show that of a possible 3166 seats, the songbird only managed to fill 2430… leaving 736 seats empty. Ouch.
Oh Mimi! It’s actually kinda sad to see how things are turning out for her after such an amazing comeback with ‘The Emancipation of Mimi’. I mean even playing such small venues when she’s a star of such a magnitude must have been a blow to her ego; so not being able put bottoms in seats, must be even worse. Looking at the situation objectively, it was evident a mile off that a tour was a no-no, hence why it ever materialised is beyond me. Embarrassing.
Tidbit: In other Mariah news, ‘Angel’s Cry (ft. Ne-Yo)’ is on heavy rotation on UK music TV channels.
The incomparable Mary J. Blige performed a set for Walmart Soundcheck. Blige, 39, served up live renditions of an array of songs from her latest LP ‘Stronger With Each Tear’ including ‘I Am’ (above) and ‘The One’, as well as previous chart smashes ‘Be Without You’, ‘Family Affair’ and ‘Just Fine’. Check out the awesome performances, along with her interview after the jump…
Rihanna performance of new single ‘Rude Boy’ on The Ellen Degeneres Show aired a few moments ago. Check it out above…
While, Ms. Fenty’s stage presence is improving (stiff whining and all), her live vocals are still not the business. I was a little baffled as to why she was holding the mic to her mouth instead of her nose, as her vocals were extra nasal today.
Still, as the age old saying goes, people will only believe in you, once you start belieivng in yourself; and, judging by this performance and some of her more recent showings, she’s starting to believe in her performance capabilities. Now, if only her talent would catch up with her self-belief, then we may be onto something.
The Black Eyed Peas are set to release their joint-video for new singles ‘Imma Be’ and ‘Rock That Body’ tomorrow on VEVO. Aptly titled ‘Imma Rock That Body’, it appears the video will be a two-in-one type set-up. In any case, judging by this clip, the vid is looking to be an epic, futuristic affair. I like.