As reported here, Pop partners Usher and Justin Bieber are the latest stars to grace the cover of Billboard magazine.  Interestingly, Ush and his pop protege are also on duty May 20th for the Billboard Awards and expected to impart live renditions of their latest hits ‘Climax’/‘Scream’ and ‘Boyfriend’ respectively.

With both singers having albums due just a week apart in June, fans should expect to see much of the duo jointly and separately in support of the projects.  Until then, get into this behind the scenes look at their Billboard cover and accompanying interview:


‘On the Floor’ hitmaker Jennifer Lopez reminded all of how she gets down on the floor when she took tonight’s viewers of American Idol to task with her latest ‘Dance Again’.  ‘Again’, the first song lifted from Lopez’s forthcoming greatest hits collection, may not be performing as well on charts as some of the hits that will accompany it on the disc.

That, however, didn’t stop the mom-of-two from bringing the house down at tonight’s Idol showing.

See J. Lo lend a live rendition to her latest single below:


Ontario pop tart Justin Bieber has won the hearts of many-an-American teen girl since his debut a few years ago.  Now, it looks like the crooner is aiming for an older crowd.

Dropping a new song just for Mother’s Day, Biebz’ newest ballad will see its Itunes debut Friday morning at 12am – much to the pleasure of fans.

Get your first listen below:


There just must be something about Adele. Despite releasing her groundbreaking sophomore album ’21’ early last year, the set is still a mainstay on the Billboard 200’s top 10.  Threatening to unseat country star Carrie Underwood to regain next week’s top spot, it’s safe to say the album shows no signs of slowing down (already passing the 9 million mark in U.S. sales alone).

And while the songstress made a triumphant return to stage at this year’s Grammy’s, the singer is still very much recuperating from a near career-ending vocal chord surgery.  Chatting on the details with NBC’s Matt Lauer, the singer dishes on these topics and more in an hour long special entitled “Adele Live in London with Matt Lauer”.

Scheduled for premiere on June 5 at 8 p.m. ET, get into a snippet of the action below:



With Chris Brown‘s ‘Fortune’ campaign train almost ready to leave the station, the 23 year old is wasting no time prepping new visuals for the set’s latest singles. Having shot the clip for ‘Sweet Love’ two weeks ago, today saw the dynamo star take on directorial duties for ‘Till I Die’ – the next cut to be lifted from the LP (due on July 3rd).

Joined by rappers Big Sean and Wiz Khalfia, Brown led the trio in showing plenty of skin – a sight we’re sure will provoke varied responses.

Peep more pics below…

which arrives in stores on July 3rd.


How time flies!

It been 12 months since Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon welcomed twin cuties Monroe and Morroccan into their family.

And so as to celebrate the milestone, the diva (42) has released a new family portrait – which shows the already-famous youngsters growing happy and healthy.


Your thoughts?


Cop a gander of Brandy!

The R&B chanteuse serves up diva in earnest in the latest issue of EBONY magazine. As earlier reported, the ‘Put It Down’ singer  features with Monica in the publication; and while their collective shoot was fierce, Ms. Norwood brought the heat in her solo shots – which were helmed by Derek Blanks.

Peep another stunning shot after the jump…


Get excited!

Today, in what we’d say is the best Female Rap related news in a while, MIA confirmed the release of a remix to her viral hit ‘Bad Girls‘.

A remix, which will feature fellow Femcees Missy Elliott and Azealia Banks.

Details below…


2012 is shaping up to be Lil Kim’s year.

For, a number of false starts, the undisputed Rap icon has finally launched her long awaited comeback, kicking things off with her upcoming ‘Return Of The Queen‘ Tour and the well received jam ‘Keys To The City‘.

So, in what will silence any in doubt of her commercial power, the MC has landed a fresh feat recently with her buzz single ‘If You Love Me’.

Indeed, the single now marks her highest ranking effort since 2009 on Amazon’s Best Sellers Rank, which tallies the company’s highest selling paid  MP3 products by the hour.

Find out where ‘If You Love Me’ came in on the list below…


For three seasons of GLEE, Amber Riley has established herself as one of the most gifted vocalists in entertainment today.

However, in somewhat of a dramatic twist, Riley has announced that her character Mercedes leaving the hit FOX show.

Taking to Twitter yesterday, the 26 year old wrote…



Get into Nicki Minaj, performing her new single ‘Right By My Side‘ live on ‘Ellen‘.

In support of her #1 album ‘Roman Reloaded’, the Pop sensation served the cut sans its featuring act Chris Brown, days before she rocks LA’s ‘Wango Tango‘.

Watch her perform ‘RBMS’ and ‘Starships’ below…


With the latest season of American Idol all but over, the Top 4 are pulling out all the stops to clench the still-coveted Idol title.

Last night’s episode saw contestants Joshua Ledet and Jessica Sanchez shine bright and shine loud. Indeed, like the mail-man, these two always deliver.

Watch Ledet tackle ‘It’s A Man’s World’ above, and 16 year old Sanchez belt Dreamgirls classic ‘And I Am Telling You’ below…

Needless to say, either of these would make fitting winners. And, if handled correctly, could restore some post-show credibility to the Idol brand. The show has run entirely too long for the only “relevant” names to be Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, and Carrie Underwood.

Who do you think should win?

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