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On last night’s ‘American Idol‘, Jessica Sanchez raised the bar to a whole new level, with a cover of Whitney Houston‘s classic ‘How Will I Know’.

Receiving a standing ovation for her delivery of the cut, peep her in action above…

Who would have thought that in spite of her immense talent as a singer and songwriter, ‘Kandi the Reality Star’ would be more successful than ‘Kandi the Artist’. Her resurgence in popularity in relevance thanks to Bravo‘s RHOA confirm the above statement.

Apparently Bravo agrees. The premium cable network has green-lit Kandi’s ‘The Kandi Factory’ for a full season. The series will document the ‘Fly Above’ vocalist’s attempt to transform a local pop star hopeful into the real thing…for a day. While this is a terrific coup for Kandi, we can’t help but feel underwhelmed as a series documenting the recording of her next studio album would have been more more appreciated.

Last month Bravo did a test run of the series running a one time special which garnered over 1.3 million viewers. Congratulations, Kandi girl!

Will you be watching?


Peep these snaps of  Tyra Banks, lending her support to the Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour Cirque Du Soleil show in NYC last night.

Joined by one time rival Naomi Campbell, the ‘Top Model‘ mogul also enjoyed the company of controversial comedian Tracy Morgan and model/actress Zoe Kravitz.

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Get familiar with the new and improved Janet Jackson, courtesy of Nutrisystems.

Showcasing her new figure in the company’s new ads- all set to launch this month- find out what she has to say on her reinvention below…

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The promotional campaign for Monica‘s upcoming album ‘New Life’ (April 10) finds the somber R&B singer performing a mini-concert for AOL Sessions.

The songstress blazed through her impressive catalogue of top 40 hits including ‘Angel of Mine’ and ‘So Gone’, as well as new tracks like ‘It All Belongs To Me’ to name a few.

Watch the new-Monica serve up raw soul and passion after the jump and sound-off below.

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Get into the sneak peek of ‘Dance Again‘, the latest video by Jennifer Lopez.

Released by Epic records,  the clip is in support of her upcoming project, whose details remain elusive. However,until she confirms just what she has in store, peep the preview below…

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R&B/Pop duo Nina Sky paid homage to Destiny’s Child by performing the Darkchild produced No. 1 hit ‘Say My Name’ at New York’s Gamercy Theatre.

The twin sisters, Nicole and Natalie, harmonized like their lives depended on it before transitioning into an a capella, beatboxing outro.

Check out their winning performance after the jump and sound-off below.

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Ashanti’s new LP ‘Braveheart’ is off to a less than impressive start.

Yes, despite whipping up quite the buzz in its aid, the success- or lack of- of its lead single ‘The Woman You Love‘ was enough to worry even her staunchest of fans.

So, just when things looked like they couldn’t get any worse- they did.

The LP has been pushed back to June, two months after initially scheduled.

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King B has arrived…

on Twitter, that is.

Having amassed a whopping 3.5 million followers on the social media platform without a single “tweet”, Beyonce today broke her “e-silence” much to the delight of her swarm of fans.

Full story below…

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British belle’s The Saturdays today unwrapped the video for their latest single ’30 Days’.

And while it remains unknown if the song is for a new LP or collection of sorts, one thing is certain: the video waits after the jump!

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Whether you like it or not, there’s no escaping the power of a Beyonce single.

Sure, while the birth of her first child slowed things down on her latest LP’s promo front, the sales of her dance release ‘Love On Top’ are anything but damaged by the act’s well deserved break.

Not sure what we’re getting at?

Well, despite her absence from the stage, Knowles has spent six weeks atop Billboard’s Top Hip Hop & R&B charts with the upbeat jam, beating efforts by Usher and Rihanna.

Details below…

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You’ve read our review, so you’ll know that – unlike some sects – we actually enjoyed Nicki Minaj‘s sophomore offering ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’. 

However, a sentiment we expressed has become one echoed in other critiques of the good, bad, and in-between persuasions:

The album is disjointed.

For all Ms. Minaj’s gusto and defiance, it’s abundantly clear that there was a real struggle to please both her Pop and Hip-Hop audiences. And while it’s a relatively “good” problem to have, it’s a problem which we feel could have been easily avoided with a more tactile approach.

Indeed, instead of a tracklist which divides the album like Moses did the Red Sea, surely it would have benefitted all to go the extra mile and conjure up a “themed” double-disc of sorts?

With the industry not making it rain like it used to, one could argue the “physical double-disc” may be a stretch. However, when an act drops a 19-track album, backed by an International media-blitz, it’s clear “coin” isn’t an issue.

Hence,  something akin to Beyonce‘s ‘I Am…Sasha Fierce’ project is ultimately what her Sophomore Dr should have ordered. A simple setup which would create ample space for Nicki to appease her “mixtape” and “Mindy” fans. Heck, even if not a double disc, then even an interlude would suffice in adequately teasing apart “Nicki” and “Roman”.

Still, with the LP on course to hit #1, what’s done is done. That said, we can only hope such suggestion serves as food for thought heading into her third studio outing.

Your thoughts?

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