Taking a break from recording her third studio album, songbird Leona Lewis stopped by BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge. As well as announcing that the broadcaster’s annual Big Weekender extravaganza will take place next year from her home town of Hackney, she also performed a brief live set.
Putting a unique reggae spin on her hit ‘Better In Time’, the talented star dashed Rihanna‘s latest single ‘Man Down’ into the fray, with fantastic results.
In perhaps the worst kept secret in recent memory, newly released shots have confirmed that Britney Spears will be taking to the stage tonight at the Billboard Music Awards 2011.
The studio singer is set to open the show with a trainwreck showing of ‘S&M’ with Rihanna (I see Billboard trying to get the ‘LOL’s’ in earlier). She’ll later return for a performance of sorts with Nicki Minaj.
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Tonight’s show boasts performances from Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Lady GaGa, Ne-Yo, Ke$ha, and more. Undeniably, one of popular music’s biggest events of the year.
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By Sam on Sunday 22nd May 2011 | Filed Under J.Cole
Roc Nation’s J.Cole tides fans awaiting his debut LP with the release of new cut ‘Return of Simba’. Due this summer, the project easily qualifies as one of the year’s most anticipated. Yet, judging by this latest release, it seems no one is hungrier for the 26 year old to blow than Cole himself
On their hit reality show ‘Braxton Family Values’, Toni’s sisters Trina, Towanda and Tamar are depicted as the Party Girl, the Responsible One and the Diva respectively. Well, this week’s From The Vault will showcases the trio as members of underrated R&B group, The Braxtons. Lifted from their 1997 second album, ‘So Many Ways’, ‘Slow Flow’ is yet another example of the talent with which has blessed the Braxton family.
The laid-back groove is evocative of the R&B scene during the mid-nineties: New-Jack beat: check, DJ-scratches: check, melancholic synth-line: check, great vocals: check.
Moreover, each member is apportioned ample light to flaunt what they’re working with. From Trina’s deep, mature vocal, to Towanda’s soulful tone (one we must add lends itself well to Gospel music), and of course Tamar – whose voice proves just as big her personality. Indeed, any such doubt of her ability is dispelled when she takes charge and treats us to a melisma-heavy final chorus.
Hopefully at some point, the show, without losing its comical and inspirational appeal, will provide more music-related storylines for the ladies. As, like this song and numerous others attest, they are worth so much more than the ‘roles’ they’ve been assigned. Of course, seeing Tamar act like Tamar is great – however, it’d be hot.com if we’d see more of such antics in a recording studio.