R&B star and American Idol (Season 3) winner Fantasia returned to the Idol stage yesterday to perform on the elimination show. Sporting a new highlight red ‘do, she gave a rousing performance of ‘Bore Me (Yawn) from her self-titled sophomore set. Check it out:
For all her hollering and ‘church wailing’, I must say that Fantasia ‘brought it’ and then some. Even with the song not really being catered to that audience, she still managed to engage the studio audience. Definitely anticipating the new album. Good stuff.
Our friends over at RapUp.com, revealed the official album art for G-Unit’s forthcoming album ‘Terminate On Site (T.O.S) ‘.
Kinda off-topic, but is anyone actually still checking for 50 and G-Unit? It’s the 106 & park interview (from a few days ago) that did it for me; 50 certainly isn’t as hot of a commodity as he once was and Banks and Yayo seem content in playing second fiddle. Something about them seems so…pathetic.
Taking a break from tour rehearsal, Janet Jackson made an appearance at the flagship store launch of Alexander McQueen Boutique in Los Angeles yesterday. Different is definitely the word for this ensemble, but I must say Ms. Jackson did pull it off rather well.
Newly married diva Mariah Carey stopped by the Ellen Degeneres Show earlier this week to talk about her much-publicized marriage to Nick Cannon. I guess this is legit as it’s going to get – straight from the horses mouth.
Billboard.comhave revealed some very interesting details about Ciara forthcoming studio album ‘Fantasy Ride’:
R&B singer Ciara has slated her third album, “Fantasy Ride,” for a September release via Jive. Rather than one standard CD, the music will be spread across three separately packaged discs, bundled together, each with five to six songs catering to a different theme.
The first disc is called “Groove City” and will contain sensual songs like “Promise,” while the second disc is called “Crunktown” and includes tracks akin to Ciara’s 2004 introductory single, “Goodies.” Finally, the up-tempo “Kingdom of Dance” will showcase Ciara’s house-leaning, freestyle-tinged cuts.
Producer Tricky Stewart, who crafted Rihanna’s “Umbrella,” is co-executive-producing the project along with Ciara. Danja is helming both “Crunktown” and “Kingdom of Dance,” while “Groove City” is led by Tricky and Jasper.
An official single will drop in June, according to the label.
Now that’s what I’m talking about! Despite Ciara being immensely talented, I oft wonder how she’d be able to take it to the next level artistically and leave a lasting impression Ala the Beyonce’s and co etc. This, her latest venture, really seems to be her real ‘evolution’.
I guess the 2 year mystery as to how exactly Cassie secured her record deal has been solved – granted the majority of us knew already. Check out the Bad Boy mogul and the talent challenged ‘singer’ snapped looking very couple-like in New York’s Central Park…on Mother’s Day. Kim Porter, where are you?