The X-Factor 2010 saw its second set of eliminations tonight. Find out who’s heading home this week…
Pop star Katy Perry took centre-stage on the X-Factor a few moments ago.
Check out how she fared with her first televised performance of ‘Firework’ after the jump…
Check out these previously unseen shots of Whitney Houston with her mother and family, enroute to the Keep A Child Alive Ball in New York City earlier this month.
The intimate snaps, which show the legendary star in fine form, were posted by her daughter Bobbi Kristina on Twitter today.
More pics below…
Enter Austin Brown; nephew of a certain Michael and Janet Jackson (and son of one-time Pop star Rebbie Jackson).
The 25 year old is looking to continue the legacy of his iconic family by venturing into music. Mentored and executive produced by Rodney ‘Darkchild’ Jerkins, Brown has been honing his craft since the age of 13 – with the fruits of such labour being his debut LP ’85’ (referencing his year of birth).
Set for release next year on his own imprint, Royal Factory, the album is preceded by lead single ‘Target Practice’ – which was produced by Jerkins. You can listen to the song below, as well as a preview of its Tom DeSanto-directed video. DeSanto is renown for his work on the ‘X-Men’ and ‘Transformer’ movies.
Do you think Austin has what it takes to further the Jackson legacy?
Mariah Carey has released more details of her upcoming ‘Merry Christmas II You’ album. The legend teamed up with some of the industry’s most respected musicians including Randy Jackson, James Poyser (‘Mine Again’), James ‘Big Jim’ Wright (‘Fly Like A Bird’), Jermaine Dupri and Broadway composer Marc Shaiman for the project.
Check out the writing and production credits of all of the tracks from the album which hits stores on November 2nd below:
BET revealed their controversial list of the ‘Top 10 Rappers Of The 21st Century’ a few hours ago on a televised special. Check out the list, as well a video detailing how the panelists made their decisions, below. Do you agree?
Check out the edgy cover for Chris Brown‘s new single ‘Yeah 3x’. The high-octance cut is set to hit iTunes within the coming weeks.
R&B star Michelle Williams is currently competing on hit UK show Strictly Come Dancing tonight. Check out how the Destiny’s Child singer and dance partner Brendan Cole fared in this their 3rd week with the Rumba…
Mariah Carey’s performance of ‘If It’s Over’ at the 1992 Grammy Awards has the distinction of being this week’s From The Vault selection. The iconic diva, who was nominated for ‘Producer of the Year, Non-Classical’ that year for her work on her sophomore album, ‘Emotions’, was performing at the ceremony for the second time of her rocketing career.
This has to be one of the best performances of Carey’s career to date. Her voice thundered from the stage, building from deep growls to breathtaking, powerful belts. If anybody needs proof that Carey is the probably the best vocalist that the industry has ever seen then this is it.
Sidebar: Carey was once heralded by critics as the next Aretha Franklin because of her incredible skill and the raw power of her voice. While working on her ‘Emotions’ album, Carey worked with Carole King who wanted her to cover ‘(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman’ (a song she wrote for Franklin) but Carey opted to compose ‘If It’s Over’ with her instead. Franklin’s influence on her is obvious.
The X-Factor 2010 live shows continued tonight. Check out this week 2’s performances after the jump…