Here are some new promotional images for Ne-Yo’s ‘Libra Scale’ project. The record hits stores on November 22nd. See more below via The YBF:
Many of your will remember Tahj Mowry from the hit show ‘Smart Guy’, or as the younger brother of twins Tia and Tamera (of ‘Sister Sister’ fame).
The young actor appears to be making a foray into music, recently posting his cover of John Legend‘s ‘Ordinary People’ on Youtube.
While we’re all for following one’s dreams, we’re also advocates for singing songs in your range; Mowry’s showing being a case, point, example of doing the complete opposite.
The 24 year old definitely has an interesting tone, one which would likely benefit from him tackling more Pop-orientated songs. For, as his showing here underscored – you simply can’t fake soul or passion in your vocal delivery. You either have it or you don’t, the latter being the case for the aspiring singer.
In any case…
Forbes has released its annual tally of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women and both Beyonce and Lady GaGa have managed to crack the top 10. Beyonce, who is credited with sales exceeding 118 million records (obviously including those achieved with Destiny’s Child), 16 Grammy Awards and several high profile endorsement deals, landed at #9 on the prestigious list. However, the R&B singer was out-paced by GaGa who was positioned two spots higher at #7.
The 24 year old GaGa is heralded as the new Queen of Pop for the massive success of her ‘Monsters Ball’ tour which is expected generated a minimum $200 million in revenue by its April 2011 completion. Despite Beyonce’s larger personal earnings in the last year ($87 million to be exact), GaGa is celebrated by Forbes who suggest that she “single-handedly reinvigorated pop music and pop culture”.
An alternate version of Ke$ha’s ‘Take It Off’ surfaced recently. The song, which has thus far climbed to #8 on the Billboard Hot 100, is the 4th single from her ‘Animal’ LP to achieve platinum status. Check out the video below:
Dance diva Kelly Rowland hit the stage here in the UK today to perform her new European single ‘Forever And A Day’ on The Alan Titchmarsh Show. She also confirmed the British release date of her as yet untitled third album..
The goodies after the jump…
Chris Brown was a busy in New York City last evening. The singer/dancer attended the private launch of Swatch’s New Gents Collection at Gansevoort Park Avenue as well as the ‘106 & Park’ 10 year anniversary celebration at BET studios. Peep the photos of Brown alongside Fabolous and Bow Wow below via Getty Images:
What do you think of the pics?
It appears Nas is once again at loggerheads with record label executives. The acclaimed rapper, who is no stranger to industry controversy (see: ‘Hip Hop Is Dead’, ‘Untitled’), has published an open letter to his label Def Jam – regarding the handling of his new project, ‘Lost Tapes Vol. 2′.
Check it out after the jump…
R&B heavyweight Toni Braxton announced that she is filing once again for bankruptcy. The news, which surfaced today, comes on the singer’s 43rd birthday.
Full story after the jump…
Trey Songz made a promotional appearance on ‘The Mo’Nique Show’ last evening. The far from humble entertainer performed his current singles ‘Can’t Be Friends’ and ‘Bottoms Up’ from his ‘Passion, Pain & Pleasure’ album’.
Songz also took part in a short interview where he discussed how he managed to remain so “authentic” as an artist. Check out all the action below:
Amidst the public furore directed toward her, Cheryl Cole has unveiled the tracklisting for her second studio album ‘Messy Little Raindrops’ (due November 1st). Check out what the X Factor judge will be serving up this go round after the jump…