Ciara has found a clever way to promote her upcoming ‘Basic Instinct’ LP – webisodes. The series will provide a behind the scenes look at how the entertainer handles life during the development of her new record and her promotional schedule. Check out the webisode #1 below:
Following her recent suicide attempt, R&B star Fantasia resurfaced this week in her home-town Charlotte, North Carolina. According to our good friends over at Sound-Savy, the 25 year old was a surprise performer at the city’s annual Big Chill event last night (August 20th).
After being welcome with raptous applause, the American Idol alum said:
“I been in the house for a week so you know I’m bout to act ugly… When they said it was over for me, I’m here to say I’m back!”
She then launched into an emotionally-charged rendition of current single ‘Bittersweet’ – which you can watch below…
Teairra Mari is featured on the cover of the latest issue of LOV magazine. The singer/actress is busy promoting her new movie, ‘Lottery Ticket’, which co-stars rapper Bow Wow. Check out behind the scenes footage of the photoshoot below
R&B-Pop star Usher spent some quality time with his sons Naviyd and Usher V ahead of his appearance on ‘The Early Show’ yesterday (August 20th) at CBS Studios.
More pics below…(via I’m Not Obsessed)
Breakout star Janelle Monae set the stage alight at the 2010 Outside Lands festival in San Fransico last Sunday (August 15th). Check out professional footage of the singer’s 25-minute set, which included new single ‘Cold War’, ‘Tightrope’, and a cover of Charlie Chaplin’s ‘Smile’, after the jump…
Check out That Grape Juice’s latest Cover Star singing Rihanna’s Russian Roulette. The young performer, who hails from Houston, Texas, belts out the track while perched on her kitchen counter. Her performance can be seen below:
Tracie did more than cover the song; she knocked it out of the park! Vocal on point and passionate, Tracie took the record to a whole new place. It’s amazing how good a music sounds when performed by someone with actual talent.
Peep more performances from Tracie on her Youtube channel.
Peep Pop star Kelly Rowland on the set of the video for her new International single ‘Forever And A Day’ in Los Angeles yesterday (August 20th).
Renown choreographer Laurie Ann Gibson is choreographing the video. Many will remember Gibson (Boom Kack) from MTV’s Making The Band, as well as for choreographing many a Lady GaGa routine (‘Paparrazi’, ‘Bad Romance’, and ‘Telephone’).
Tidbit: Ms. Kelly is set to shoot the video for US single ‘Grown Woman’ this weekend.
Beyonce and Jay-Z were spotted in Portoferraio, Italy recently. The power couple spent their day taking pictures, roaming the streets and cruising on a private yacht. More pictures are available below via Just Jared:
What do you think of the pics?
Drake gets in touch with his inner Frank Sinatra for this MTV VMA ad campaign. The rapper is nominated for ‘Best Male Video’ and ‘Best Hip-Hop Video’ at the event which airs live on September 12th. Check out the video below:
Here is a new track from Shontelle that surfaced today. The Darkchild-produced song, entitled ‘Perfect Nightmare’, will be featured on her new album, ‘No Gravity‘, which hits stores on September 24th. ‘Perfect Nightmare’ will officially impact US radio on August 31st. Peep the song below: