Christina Aguilera was spotted in Los Angeles recently. The vocal powerhouse attended a fundraiser for the Lynda and Stewart Resnick Exhibition Pavilion at LACMA. Is that a new tattoo on her arm?
Pint-sized rapper Lil’ Kim is getting her entrepreneurial on these days, yesterday opening up a new hair salon, Se Wa, in Charlotte North Carolina. The salon is a joint venture between Kim and cousin Katrise Jones.
Needless to say, Kimmy needs to stick with whoever served as stylist and make-up artist last night – she looked stunning!
This week’s From The Vault video comes from none other than Ashanti. ‘Only U’ was released in October 2004 the lead single from her platinum-selling ‘Concrete Rose’ LP and peaked at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 making it the only song that Ashanti managed to place the top 20 of the US chart in the last 6 years. The record did even better in international territories where it peaked at #2 on the UK Singles Chart.
If Ashanti wants to return to her position as one of the leading artists in the game then this is the type of material she should be releasing. With a club-banging beat and a brilliant use of the guitar, ‘Only U’ stands as 1 of the best records that she has done to date and is a testament to her skill as an artist.
Furthermore, unlike the dated material of her last album, ‘The Declaration’, this song’s hit potential carries forward to this day. Although many suggested that Ashanti copied the style of her chart rival Beyonce for both the video and it’s accompanying single cover, there is no denying the brilliance of this record. Remember this: Beyonce didn’t invent the wheel. Tina Turner.
Katy Perry appeared on ‘Saturday Night Live’ last evening. The Pop sensation performed her hits ‘Teenage Dream’ and ‘California Gurls’ as well as did a skit relating to her recent ban from Sesame Street. Check out the footage below via Neon Limelight:
Enter Mohombi. The Swedish/Congolese newcomer is the first signing to Lady GaGa hitmaker RedOne‘s new label 2101/Universal. Having drummed up much interest in his native lands, the singer/songwriter is looking to make a dent on the world-stage with his new single ‘Miss Me’.
The video for the Nelly-assisted cut, which features on his debut LP ‘Movement’ (due next year), premièred a few hours ago. Check it out below and let us know if you think Mohombi is breath of fresh air or just another R&B-Pop act by the numbers…
Melody Thornton is renown for her somewhat unappreciated vocal contributions to the Pussycat Dolls. With the group having now disbanded, the talented songstress is striking out on her own.
In a recent interview with VIBE magazine, Thornton addressed many a topic including her reported feud with PCD front-woman Nicole Scherzinger, whether or not she has a solo deal, her future plans and more.
Her insightful comments after the jump…
The X-Factor 2010 Boot Camp stage (part 1) aired a few hours ago. With the pre-recorded stage of the show drawing to a close, all eyes are on who’ll be making it through to the live shows. Check out performances from the episode below…
Nine year old Willow Smith was snapped with mother Jada Pinkett today (September 25th) at the Emporio Armani Womenswear Spring/Summer 2011 fashion show.
The mini-diva, who recently wrapped the video for debut single ‘Whip My Hair’ with director Ray Kay, reportedly sat beside the son of French prime minister Nicholas Sarkozy.
Randomness: I can’t settle on whether I commend Will and Jada on honing their little one into a chartable artist at 9, or wince at the fact that she’s so young. In any case, we can’t wait to see the ‘Whip My Hair’ video…
Check out Ne-Yo on the cover of JET magazine. The singer/songwriter is currently working in the studio with Beyonce and preparing for the release of his new album, ‘Libra Scale’, November 22nd.
What do you think of the cover?
Ciara’s ‘Basic Instinct’ webisode #2 premiered today. Check out all the action from the entertainer’s trip to Spain below: