Rihanna has returned to Barbados to celebrate Christmas with her family. Luckily, the Bajan doesn’t plan to ‘sing’ any Holiday music while on the island. We hope.
Lauryn Hill has been performing at events across the US throughout 2010 but now she’s ready to make things official. The Hip-Hop legend has announced plans to tour the States, kicking off the venture in February 2011. Look below for the full list of dates via Rap-Up:
Ten year old wonder Willow Smith recently posed it up for the UK’s Sunday Times. Check out a behind the scenes look at the quirky photoshoot.
Keri Hilson wants to work with Lauryn Hill. The singer revealed her intentions during an interview with Contact Music where she noted how much she admires the Hip-Hop icon’s candidness. Look below for Hilson’s statements:
It looks like Keyshia Cole is ready to expand her artist horizons. The singer spoke to MTV News about her many musical aspirations and noted her desire to work with either Beyonce, Lady GaGa or Fergie on her next studio release.
While many might scoff at this idea, I welcome it. Cole has had tremendous success on the R&B formats and if she wishes to have longevity in this industry then she needs to try new things. Taking risks and experimenting with new sounds are key to growth.
However, I hope that she finds a suitable balance and doesn’t abandon her roots completely. We have seen Beyonce gradually transform into Pop artist in an attempt to garner mainstream success and although she has become a global superstar, fans of her R&B-based ‘Dangerously In Love’ debut LP remain disappointed.
2010 has truly been a year full of surprises and just because it’s about end doesn’t mean that they shocking moments have begun to dwindle. Despite having considerably smaller promotional campaigns, Jamie Foxx and Keyshia Cole’s latest releases are on track to outsell Keri Hilson’s ‘No Boys Allowed’!
Foxx’s ‘Best Night of My Life’ and Cole’s ‘Call All Hearts’ are both projected to debut with 120-130k in sales on next week’s Billboard 200 lineup. Hilson’s album, on the other hand, is predicted to sell only 90-100k.
However, while Hilson’s figures are somewhat underwhelming in relation to her several promotional appearances – Vh1’s ‘Divas Live’, ‘Lopez Tonight’, ‘106 & Park’, ‘Black Girls Rock’ and more – these numbers indicate that she will sell almost triple what Ciara’s ‘Basic Instinct’ achieved after debuting with only 37k units sold this week.
Keri Hilson made a recent promotional appearance on Power 105.1. During her interview, the ‘Breaking Point’ singer was asked to share her thoughts about Ciara’s underwhelming ‘Basic Instinct’ album sales to which she gave a peculiar answer.
Hilson also spoke about why Lil Kim’s verse on ‘Buyyou’ was not chosen and confirmed that the decision had nothing to do with the rapper’s feud with Nicki Minaj. Check out what she had to say below:
MTV News recently caught up with Nicki Minaj who was recently crowned their #5 Woman of the Year. The rapper used to opportunity to discuss how she views the actions of others who have been attacking during the last few weeks.
While Minaj refrained from calling any names, everything that she said could easily apply to Lil Kim who has continuously attacked her and even admitted to trying to rebuild her crumbling career by using Minaj’s success as a platform.
See what Minaj had to say below:
It’s great to see Rihanna actually has a talent for something. For, the flame-haired beauty clearly served as an inspiration for singer Estelle‘s new hair do.
Unveiling the new look this week on Twitter, the R&B star said:
“Newww haiirrrr don’t care (winter weave pt 2) yessss,”
Estelle’s new LP ‘All of Me’ is due for release next year. In the meanwhile, what do you think of Estelle’s new ‘do?
Rihanna was spotted while Christmas shopping at Saks Fifth Avenue recently. The Bajan’s promotion schedule mysteriously halted shortly after her ‘Loud’ album was released in November with lower than expected sales fiigures. See more images below: