It’s been a rocky year musically for R&B royal Mary J. Blige. Yet, as ever, the Queen of Hip-Hop/Soul has dusted herself off and blazed back with a banger.

The song in question? ‘Everyday People’.

Produced by Jermaine Dupri and Bryan Michael Cox, the cut is believed to be the lead release from ‘My Life II: The Journey Continues (Act 2)’ – an LP Blige exclusively confirmed was in the pipeline during our chat with her last year.

Mariah Carey is back!

And while this may not (yet) apply to the charts, it certainly rings true for the spotlight. For, the diva is generating many a headline for her role as a judge on American Idol – months before the show even airs.

Yet with January no doubt here before we know it, the 42 year old is already hot on the promotional trail, today phoning in to Ryan Seacrest‘s KIIS FM radio show.

Find out below what the mother of two had to say about Idol, returning for another season, her upcoming album, and much more.


She may have risen fame with this signature look, but it seems Jessie J has moved onto pastures new… well, at least as far as her look goes.

Almost unrecognizable as she stepped out in London Town for a brief trip to BBC Radio 2, the ‘Price Tag’ gem stunned fans with her ever changing look, whipped up by the stylist Cobbie Yates.

Fans can expect a new LP from Ms.J in the coming months, marking the follow up to 2011’s ‘Who You Are’ which surpassed sales of 2.5 million copies worldwide in the April of this year.

More below…


With her first baby set to arrive any day now, ‘21′ singer Adele was snapped out and about in Sussex minutes ago- joined by her partner Simon Konecki.

Snapped walking their dog while sending a text, the record breaking belter was caught months before she graces the latest installment of the ‘James Bond’ film series Sky Fall, by way of a Ryan Tedder cut reportedly named ‘Let The Sky Fall’.

More from her day out below…


Oh the excitement.

Literally seconds ago saw Christina Aguilera unwrap the third VEVO teaser for her hotly anticipated ‘Your Body’ video.

The Max Martin produced cut is the first to be lifted from the superstar’s sixth studio album ‘Lotus’ – which hits stores on November 13th.

What are you waiting for? Get into the latest clip below!


With her latest single enjoying a less-than-‘Triumphant’ chart run, Mariah Carey is on the hunt for a new hit. So who better to call on that the Pied Piper himself, R. Kelly.

The iconic diva and American Idol judge shared a shot of her in studio with Kelly on Twitter today, saying…


Needless to say, exciting stuff!  The latest time the pair fused their talents was on ‘Betcha Gon Know’, which featured on Carey’s scrapped 2010 remix LP ‘Angel’s Advocate’. Here’s hoping this track (which we’re hoping is a duet instead of ‘produced by’) enjoys a better fate. For on the merit of their names and vocal prowess, this has the potential to be epic.

Your thoughts?


When you’re as talented as Rita Ora, being compared to the likes of Rihanna must get a little tedious at times.

Owning a voice all the #1 singles in the world will never afford the Diamonds‘ singer, Ora recently weighed in the ongoing comparisons between the two during an interview with Australia’s ‘Mike & Emma‘.

Revealing, that she’d rather be compared to 16 time Grammy winner Beyonce than the Chris Brown groupie.

Rita’s wisdom below…


Azealia Banks continues her asend with new video ‘Luxury’.

The Machinedrum produced cut serves as the latest number from the femcee’s ‘Fantasea’ mixtape  to be given the visual treatment – courtesy of Clarence Fuller.

So what are you waiting for? Check it out after the jump…


After dancing up a storm on the singles from his ‘Fortune’ LP,  Chris Brown switches gears for the project’s fifth release ‘Don’t Judge Me’.

The moody cut saw its accompanying video premiere moments ago. Directed by seemingly omnipresent Chris Tilley, the clip boasts an edgy cinematic feel.

Check it out below…


The Queen’s take on a King?  Indeed, as reported here, Queen of Hip Hop Soul Mary J. Blige has joined film diva Angela Bassett for ‘Betty & Coretta’ – a Lifetime Network film chronicling the lives of famed civil rights leaders Betty Shabazz and Coretta Scott King.

The wives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King (respectively), the movie specifically tells the tales of their lives post the death of their husbands.  And, while Bassett has already won acclaim for her 1992 portrayal of Shabazz, now Blige is ready to fill those big shoes for what may be her most challenging acting role yet.

Pulling double duty as the film’s star and producer, find out the latest on the film’s progress when Billboard caught up with Blige recently at the iHeartRadio Music Festival above.  To see Blige’s performance from the festival, however, click here.

Fans are definitely loving news that ‘Let Me Love You’ crooner Mario is readying a comeback via RCA Records.

Already teasing fans with mixtapes and guest appearances galore over the past few years, the forthcoming months are set to see the Baltimore beau return to center stage with a new, yet titled LP.  An LP whose first offering comes in the form of ‘Killa’, the Glass John produced slow jam that sample’s R&B veteran R.Kelly‘s ‘Your Body’s Callin’.

Already earning multiple spins here at TGJ HQ, is ‘Killa’ what Mario needs to regain reign over R&B charts? You tell us below:


With a new greatest hits collection (November 13th) and tribute documentary (October 17th) in motion to pop legend Whitney Houston, it looks like fall is shaping up to be Houston-heavy for fans still celebrating the late singer’s life.

For, as reported today, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, and R. Kelly are three names set to pay homage to Houston in a Grammy-sponsored, hourlong tribute.  Set for taping October 11th, the surely star-studded event is expect to unveil more performers as the weeks pass.

Fans looking for tickets to the Los Angeles-hosted event can click here for details.  Those unable to make the show can catch it when it airs on CBS in November (source).

Who else would you like to see perform at the special?

Your thoughts?

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