With a new reality show on the horizon, R&B singer Brandy and her brother Ray J revealed that they have been inspired by the recent successes of their close friend, Monica. In the interview with HipHollowood.com, Brandy highlighted that she was so impressed with resurgence of Monica’s popularity that she is using her ‘The Boy Is Mine’ collaborator as a model for her future endeavours in music. Check out the footage below:
Spoiled for choice or a muddled mess? Either way it appears Rihanna and her team have been having some difficulty choosing the next single from her ‘Rated R’ LP.
After initially going with ‘Photographs’, the model’s ever-reliable fansite Rihanna Daily are now reporting that Spanish-flavoured ‘Te Amo’ will serve as the project’s next (and likely final) single. To kick off the promotional campaign for the song, Rihanna will be performing it on American Idol this coming Tuesday.
Though not screaming ‘hit’ in any way, shape, or form, ‘Te Amo’ is admittedly one of the less offensive-sounding tracks on Ms. Fenty’s ‘Rated R’ record. Although, I do find it a little curious that her team switched the single to ‘Te Amo’ (which is likely to appeal to the Latino audience) when Lady GaGa had long confirmed that she is set to release ‘Alejandro’ (also Spanish-tinged) in the same period. I’m just saying…
Anyway, for those who haven’t heard ‘Te Amo’, check it out below:
Pop Icon Janet Jackson‘s visit to the Oprah Winfrey Show aired a few hours ago. Though the singer, 43, was there to promote new movie ‘Why Did I Get Married Too’ - along with Tyler Perry, she opened up a lot when questioned about the passing of her brother, Michael, last year. Indeed, Jackson candidly spoke about where she was when she heard the news, the family’s attempted intervention, how they knew he had a problem, Dr Murray, fondest memories of MJ, and a whole lot more.
An insightful, and, ultimately, rather difficult watch. However, one which eases up upon Perry’s arrival on stage to discuss the move.
Check out all the parts of the interview after the jump…(Shout out to Pinboard Blog & Rap-Up)
It seems that Khia has finally decided to take a break from insulting Nicki Minaj so that she could get back to work. The rapper was spotted on the set of her new music video for ‘Been A Bad Girl’, which is being directed by Clifton Bell. Khia appears to have gotten ‘inspiration’ from Lady GaGa and Grace Jones for the project. Peep more images of the hot mess rapper below:
Teen heart-throb Justin Bieber stopped by the Chealsea Lately Show to promote his new album ‘My World 2.0′, which topped the Billboard 200 this week. With host, Chelsea Handler, being ever-provocative, and Bieber holding his own surprisingly well, this certainly makes for a hilarious watch. Check out the interview after the jump…
The unstoppable machine that is Usher’s promotional campaign continued to move forward last evening when the star appeared on ‘George Lopez Tonight’. The singer performed ‘Hey Daddy (Daddy’s Home)’, the 1st single from his recently released ‘Raymond vs Raymond’ LP. ‘Hey Daddy (Daddy’s Home)’ has thus far peaked at #28 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #2 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart. Check out both Usher’s performance of the song as well as his interview with Lopez below:
The official tracklisting for Toni Braxton‘s latest LP ‘Pulse’ has surfaced. Consisting of 11 tracks, the list below is said to be for the record’s UK incarnation, and will be altered slightly for the US release:
2. Make My Heart
3. Hands Tied
5. If I Have To Wait
6. Lookin’ At Me
9. No Way
11. Why Won’t You Love Me
Granted the absence of tracks such as ‘My Ring Too Heavy’ is a little confusing, I’m still thoroughly looking forward to what Braxton will be serving up with this project. For after a few career duds (see: ‘More Than A Woman’ LP), she appears to be back at her creative best (both ‘Hands Tied’ and ‘Make My Heart’ have been on replay for sometime now).
‘Pulse’ hits stores May 4th.
The video for Janet Jackson’s ‘Nothing’ – the lead single from the ‘Why Did I Get Married Too’ soundtrack premièred a few moments ago. Check out the Tim Palen directed clip above…
As much as we support Ms. Jackson, if this wasn’t a recession-special I’m really not sure what is. Terrible. I mean I wouldn’t be surprised if her outfit costs more than the production budget. Sad, as the song is actually one of her best offerings in some time – yet the video definitely takes away from it. She only just gets a pass because a) it’s a soundtrack single and b) she’s never served up anything as atrocious as this for her own projects – and hopefully never will. Awful.
‘Why Did I Get Married Too’ hits theatres in the US today!
Ecclectic singer Kelis is gearing up for the release of her new LP ‘Flesh Tones’ (due in UK May 12th / US – June 22nd). To wet her fans’ appetite, the former Mrs Jones, has released a mixtape featuring new material from the LP, as well as some of her past hits. Check out the tracklist below, as well the link to download the free compilation after the jump….
Janet Jackson sat down with MTV News during the promotional rounds for her new film, ‘Why Did I Get Married Too?’. Accompanied by her co-star, Tyler Perry, the diva revealed that she worries for Lady GaGa’s health given her rigorous work schedule. Check out what Jackson had to say below: