With Kelly Rowland but one studio session away from completing her third solo album, the promotional ball for the project appears to be rolling once again. Case, point, example, this stunning new shot of the Destiny’s Child diva for the as the yet untitled LP (due next year). Ms. Rowland really is rocking this short do’. I like.
Producers set to feature on the album include Darkchild, Tricky Stewart & The Dream, Rico Love, Ester Dean, Bryan Michael Cox and Jermaine Durpi. Roll on 2011!
From The Vault is back this week with a number from Truth Hurts. Serving as the first single off her ‘Truthfully Speaking’ LP, the DJ Quik-produced ‘Addictive’ was released in late 2002 and features rapper Rakim. However, the record has proven to be the only hit to date for the R&B singer, managing to peak at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100.
What makes this song so addictive (no pun intended) is the Hindi vocal sample. Every aspect of the production and the vocal arrangement was framed cleverly around that element and helped to make this a major club hit. It’s a shame that Truth Hurts remains a one hit wonder, though, because she really can sing.
Check out Alexandra Burke is featured in the latest issue of ‘The Daily Mail’. In the included interview with the publication the singer discussed her musical direction and the influence that Beyonce has over her career. She also revealed that her father passed away from cancer in 2004. Read the insightful piece here.
Usher almost made Jordin Sparks take off her purity ring onstage during the Arizona stop of his ‘OMG’ tour. The R&B crooner turned up the heat while performing ‘Trading Places’ directly into her ear. Peep the footage below:
Rising star Jessie J is creating quite the buzz on both sides of the Atlantic. While her European single ‘Do It Like A Dude’ looks set to be a chart smash, the Essex-bred singer/songwriter has headed back to her base in the States to begin promotion for her US debut ‘Price Tag’.
The song, which she performed acoustically on BETA TV (below), is to feature rapper B.O.B on its single incarnation; the video for which was shot recently in Los Angeles.
While tonight’s edition of the X Factor served up mundane in abundance, the real action took place immediately after on the programme’s sister show, the Xtra Factor.
During the staple ‘Your View’ segment of the show, a caller by the name of ‘Vicky’ proceeded to lay the smackdown on the show, its judges and producers, with the most brutal statements reserved for controversial contestant Katie Waissal.
Pop minx Aubrey O’ Day is looking to make a splash on the charts with her debut solo project. The former Danity Kane singer is reportedly set to release ‘Automatic’ as the official buzz offering from her as yet untitled first studio album – due next year.
Take a listen to the track, which surfaced today in HQ form, below…