R&B star Keri Hilson performed new German-only single ‘I Like’ at the ‘Pop Stars: You & I’ finale in Oberhausen, Germany last night. Kudos to Keri for continuing to up her profile outside of the States. About the performance itself, though, I quite enjoyed it. Although – for however much good was intended with the Michael & Janet ‘Scream’ part – it really should have never been included. All-in-all, a pretty good performance. Go Keri!
Alicia Keys has been over here in the UK for a minute promoting ‘The Element of Freedom’, her 4th studio album which is due in stores next week. Check out her performance of current single ‘Doesn’t Mean Anything’.
A decent enough live showing, I guess. However, I’m really not feeling the song and feel she could’ve come harder for the record’s lead single, especially considering the fact her album boasts songs more deserving of the 1st single treatment.
Bajan model Rihanna continues along the promotional trail for her ‘Rated R’ LP, most recently stopping by BET’s 106 & Park to perform new single ‘Hard’.
Getting the good out of the way first (I know…), Ms. Fenty certainly exuded a lot more swagger than I’ve seen from her before and the crowd were H-Y-P-E-D, which can only ever be a good thing for any live performance. That said, it came off as if she was performing at a local high-school talent show. In any case, some folk seem to like that, so…errr….more power to her?
US Magazine snagged this exclusive shot of Christina Milian and The-Dream‘s wedding, which recently took place in Rome, Italy.
Christina looks great, but if Dream’s outfit isn’t a boiling hot mess I don’t know what is! There’s nothing wrong with trying to be fashion forward, but my goodness those boots – on your wedding day. I vote ‘no’…hell no.
Diva Mariah Carey stopped by the Regis & Kelly show today to plug her… everything lol. Though I commend Mimi’s promo hustle, I can’t help but feel irked everytime she uses her marriage for promotion (which is exactly what it is). Yes, the interviewers ask her about it, but surely she or her team could find means to eliminate that line of questioning from the possible pool of questions. I mean, ol Mimi has been married nearly two years now. Must we hear the same regurgitated story of how Nick (Cannon) proposed in every interview? Upon that, why isn’t she performing on these shows? Hasn’t she or her team seen ‘Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel’s current position on the Billboard 200 – #118. I’m just saying…
R&B star Brandy put her sweet harmonies on the bench for a night, instead debuting her rap alter-ego (Bran’ Nu) live at Timbaland‘s ‘Shock Value II’ album release party in Miami last week. You can check out how the 29 year old did above.
Stars and industry folk came out full force last night in London for the Alicia Keys Album Launch In Association With W Hotels. Ms. Keys journeyed back to some of her earlier hits including ‘If IAin’t Got You’ and ‘Fallin’, as well as newer material from her new LP ‘The Element of Freedom’. Tidbit: That Grape Juice was supposed to attend, but I put the request in too late. Moral of the story: Procrastination is not hot!
Burgeoning diva Alexandra Burke performed at a special Nokia-sponsored show at the Waterhead Inn in Peterhead, Scotland last night. According to reports, the ‘Bad Boys’ singer wowed at the intimate gig. More power to her.
Comedienne, actress and now talk-show host,; Mo’Nique is really doing her thing at the moment! As the 41 year old continues to generate Oscar buzz for her role in the critically acclaimed ‘Precious’ (which I’ve yet to see – is it any good?), her photoshoot for Upscale Magazine has surfaced. The Alter-Ego themed shoot was snapped by famed photographer Derek Blanks. Mo’ looks stunning!
Unique performer Kelis recently sat down with Popbytes where she discussed her upcoming album. The artist also shared her thoughts about Rihanna, who has been accused of ”swagger jacking” her style, as well as Lady GaGa. Kelis’ new album hits stores in 2010.
As one of the people who has followed Kelis’ career for quite some time, I definitely see elements of her style in both Rihanna’s music and her fashion choices. From the Pop/Rock-infused Hip-Hop beats to her edgy hair styles (see the Bossy video), many acts have incorporated elements of her appeal into their artistry. Nevertheless, I respect how Kelis addressed the issue without being overtly ‘catty’ or disrespectful. Good stuff.