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Life Is Good : Nas Scores First UK Top Ten

With four US #1 albums to his name, it is a little known fact Nas was yet to enjoy similar successes overseas in the UK.

Well, that was until now.

For, in what marks a monumental moment in the icon’s career, today saw him land his first UK Top Ten album.

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Pound The Alarm : Nicki Minaj Extends Lead As Highest Charting Female Rapper


In an age where most entertainers struggle to pull in a numbers worthy of their marketing budget, it seems Nicki Minaj has become an unlikely exception.

Indeed, despite being the front woman for the once unflattering field of Female Rap, the Pepsi darling now ranks as one of Pop’s highest selling entities, enjoying two Multi-Platinum #1 LPs and the record for spending the most consecutive weeks in the US Top Ten with ‘Starships‘.

Now, by way of her latest single ‘Pound The Alarm’, she has extended her lead as the highest charting Female Rapper of any genre.

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Must See : Misha B Takes ‘Home Run’ To Ustream

For fans of Brit Pop belle Misha B, the last few weeks have been fruitful- to say the very least.

Enjoying the launch of her MNEK produced single ‘Home Run‘ and an intense social media campaign which saw push the number on Twitter, this week saw Ms. B take to her cause to Ustream.

Serving up an interview and impressive performance of the song, catch the rising star in action below…

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One Woman Army : Wynter Gordon Announces Ciara Collaboration

Without a doubt, Ciara‘s ‘One Woman Army‘ is one of 2012’s more hotly anticipated releases, following the release of upbeat dance cut ‘Overdose‘.

Featuring contributions from ‘Enough Of No Love’ mastermind Elijah Blake and Maybach Music’s Rick Ross, today saw more details emerge from the Epic release.

Details, unveiled by ‘Dirty TalkerWynter Gordon.

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Alexandra Burke Rocks Basketball Half-Time Show

Since bursting onto the scene four years ago, Alexandra Burke has become rather renown for her uncanny ability to “beast the stage”. And her recent showing at the WNBA (US vs UK)  Half-Time show in Manchester re-affirmed that.

Backed by an army of dancers, the X Factor graduate served up a pulsating performance. Get all the way into live showings of ‘Let It Go’ and ‘Bad Boys’ below…

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Pink Unwraps ‘The Truth About Love’ Tracklisting

With new single ‘Blow Me (One Last Kiss)’ blowing all the way up the charts, Pink has unveiled the tracklist for its housing album ‘The Truth About Love’.

See what the set, which arrives on September 18th, is poised to serve up after the jump…

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From The Vault: Diana King – ‘Shy Guy’

While this generation’s chart belle’s begging for a ‘Soldier’ or ‘Rude Boy’, this week’s From The Vault salutes asked for just the opposite in her 1995 worldwide smash ‘Shy Guy’.

Jamaican singer Diana King released the mega-smash as her debut single and saw it go on to sell over 5 million copies. Yes, 5 million.

The tune, which is a fusion of R&B and Reggae, charted at #13 in the U.S. and was an even bigger hit in the rest of the globe reaching the 3rd position of the Australian charts and only missing the pole position of the British charts by one spot. ‘Guy’ was also chosen as the ‘Bad Boys’ OST’s lead single. Needless to say, the movie’s raging success helped elevate the song to even higher ground.

Two videos were issued for the song. The first, shot in black and white, saw a suited King prancing around the streets of NYC. But it is the visual that was commissioned for the ‘Bad Boy’ movie that is still making the rounds on music channels today. Featuring the ever-so-hilarious Will Smith and Martin Lawrence engaging in a dance-off of sorts, it served as an altogether better fit for the colorful track.

Unfortunately King has never managed to match the success of ‘Shy Guy’, despite serving up a laundry-list of worthy material. With Caribbean-tinged Pop making a comeback in recent years as seen with Rihanna, who knows, maybe she could strike lucky again? In the meantime let’s reminisce and appreciate the brilliance of this classic.

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Watch: Brandy Puts It Down at Global Fusion Festival

‘I Wanna Be Down’ diva Brandy was spotted down at the 6th annual Global Fusion Festival hosted today in Philadelphia.  Joining a bill that saw her share the night’s stage with Elle Varner, Luke James, and more, the R&B vet showed the newcomers how to really put it down.

Lending a live rendition of her rising R&B stunner ‘Put It Down‘, see how B-Rocka rocked the crowd like no other below:

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Movie Trailer : Chris Brown’s ‘Battle Of The Year’

After soaring  in movies such as ‘Takers’ and ‘Think Like A Man’, Chris Brown readies the release of ‘Battle Of The Year’, his latest big screen endeavor.

Set to launch in January 2013, fans will be able to catch  ‘Battle of the Year’ in 3D upon its arrival. However, until that happens, peep Brown pop lock and drop to his heart’s content in its explosive trailer, above…

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Xzibit Mocks Frank Ocean With Gay Slur

When recent years have seen your career become a shadow of what it used to be, there is a tendency by some artists to lash out at their younger and commercially potent rivals.

Unfortunately, like many a Hip Hop icon of yesteryear, 37 year old Xzibit has found himself in that very situation this week, mocking chart topping vocalist Frank Ocean over his recent sexuality-baring letter.

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