Rihanna took her ‘Last Girl On Earth’ tour to the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas over the weekend. The self-proclaimed role model for young girls continued her sexually charged antics while gargling her way through renditions of her biggest hits. Rihanna looks very experienced at holding that mic. Now if only she would have similar enthusiasm about her singing.
Check out this new song from Mr. Ordinary himself, Steph Jones. The Pascal Guyon-produced ‘B E A utiful’ will be featured on his upcoming EP, ‘Imperfect Me’. Give the track a listen below:
That Grape Juice has received reliable word that the release of Ciara’s hotly anticipated ‘Basic Instinct’ LP has been re-scheduled. Initially set for release on August 17th, the album – her fourth – will now arrive in stores in September. An official announcement is expected shortly.
Though I’m sure some will snigger, a slight delay is undeniably what this project needs. For, with just 3 weeks before the original date, there have been no promotional appearances, new videos, or anything of that variety. As the music ‘biz has shown over and over again, timing is is everything.
Ciara is in a re-establishing phase, hence for her to truly make an impact again, everything needs to be in place. Yes, ‘Ride’ is a top ten hit on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Chart (with airplay increasing everyday), but the video for follow-up single ‘Gimme That’ will no doubt have to be in circulation before the album drops, as well as Ciara herself doing the promotional rounds. In any case, it looks as if her team are handling the project with the level of attentiveness it needs. Here’s hoping all works out.
Tidbit: Aren’t the MTV VMA’s in early September? Just saying…
Cult hit ‘The Boondocks’ is back Adult Swim for its third and final season. Check out episode 12, which aired last night, after the jump…
With Christina Aguilera‘s latest LP ‘Bionic’ currently no where to be seen on the charts, new reports are suggesting that her long-time label RCA are concerned with the singer’s ‘headstrong’ attitude.
Aguilera, 29, is said to have bumped heads with the label many a time over the direction of the album…an album which went on to become, not only a commercial catastrophe, but the lowest selling of the star’s career.
Full story below…
Pint-sized rapper Lil’ Kim was spotted partying it up in Los Angeles this week. As ever, the 35 year old was quite the sight.
Pop diva Kelly Rowland is calling on YOU for help naming her third studio album (due this Fall). The Destiny’s Child alumni initially opted for a self-titled record, however after gauging the not-to-positive response to this, has thrown it out to the public for suggestions.
Hence, you can now submit ideas on Rowland’s official website. Click here to do so…
In the meanwhile, we’re keen to hear what you think Ms. Kelly’s album should be titled. From my standpoint, ‘Grown Woman’ or ‘Commander’ are sure-fire winners (although part of me is led to believe that her team will want to gauge the response to both singles commercially, before naming the whole album after either).
Des’Ree’s incredible ‘You Gotta Be’ has the distinction of being this week’s From The Vault feature. The track was the lead single from her ‘I Ain’t Movin’ album and was originally released in 1994. This simple yet uplifting record peaked at #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #14 on the Official UK Singles Chart, impacting the lives of many during it’s stay on the charts. I miss songs like this!
Check out Ciara‘s hilarious segment on MTV’s ‘When I Was 17′, which aired tonight. Video below…
For months there has been increased murmurings regarding whether Mariah Carey is with child. Though pregnancy speculation has long followed the 41 year old diva, it intensified after Carey abruptly pulled out of Tyler Perry‘s star-studded movie ‘For Coloured Girls…’ days before filming was to commence – citing “medical reasons”.
Now, Carey’s husband of two years, Nick Cannon, appears to be shutting down such talk. Check out what the America’s Got Talent host had to say after the jump…