R&B songstress Alicia Keys took to the stage on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ a few moments ago to perform her current International single ‘Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart’. As ever, Ms. Keys turned in a solid performance – interestingly rocking her baby bump for all to see. Peep the performance after the jump…
Ahead of the release of her ‘At That Point’ LP, Teairra Mari has premièred the video for ‘Automatic’, the latest offering from the serially delayed LP. Check it out above…
Will Keri Hilson ever get a hit as a solo act? This is the question that many critics have been asking themselves since Hilson debuted her ‘In A Perfect World…’ LP in 2009. Although she has managed to land multiple singles in the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100, Hilson has yet to do so as without the assistance of other artists featured on her tracks.
From her own massive hit ‘Knock You Down (Ft. Ne-Yo & Kanye West)’ and the club-banger ‘Turnin’ Me On (Ft. Lil Wayne)’ to her guest appearance on Timbaland’s ‘The Way I Are’, Hilson has made her mark on the charts time and again. As a songwriter, she has crafted moderately successful tracks for both Britney Spears (‘Break The Ice’) and for Timbaland (‘Scream’ – on which she was featured alongside Nicole Scherzinger). Yet, none of the songs that she has released on her own have managed to make a dent on the charts.
For instance, ‘Energy’ – the 1st single from Hilson’s debut album – failed to make it pass #78 on the Billboard 100 and only managed to scrape the #21 spot on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs tally. Her second individual release, ‘Slow Dance’, performed even more poorly by only peaking at #49 on the US R&B charts and completely missing the Hot 100 altogether. While Hilson did accomplish a hit in Europe with ‘I Like’, many argue that the song only achieved such status a result of it being associated with the hit German film ‘Zweiohrküken’.
So what is the possible cause of the seemingly impossible task of Hilson finding her way to the top 10 of the charts on by herself? Many speculate that she simply lacks the ‘it’ factor and raw energy (no pun intended) that her chart rivals Ciara and Beyonce possess. Certainly Hilson’s material has been sufficiently promoted by her label, and she has both the talent and the looks to be easily marketed to a wide audience. Whatever the reason, Hilson needs to deliver a successful solo effort on her next LP or else she will continue to be known as the Collaboration Queen by her doubters.
Do you think that Hilson will ever get a hit on her
Kelly Rowland’s ‘Commander’ video is finally here! The clip was directed by Masashi Muto in support of the song which serves as the 1st international single from Rowland’s upcoming yet-to-be-named LP which hits stores on September 14th. Check it out below:
Check out JLS’ video for the 1st single off their still untitled sophomore album. The track is entitled ‘The Club Is Alive’ and the video was shot in Los Angeles in May. Peep the clip below:
Ciara showed her fans her playful side on Ustream recently. The entertainer demonstrated her near-perfect Britney Spears imitation while covering the megastar’s club classic ‘Slave 4 U’. In 2008, Ciara opened for Spears in her sold-out ‘Circus’ tour. Peep the footage below:
Lady GaGa is set to make an appearance on ‘Larry King Live’ this evening. However, for those who just can’t wait for a dose of the Pop star’s unique flare, a clip from her guest spot has surfaced. In the previewed segments, GaGa discusses her family’s problems with the Lupus disease and her fascination with death relating to her ill-fated duet Michael Jackson. Watch the full episode tonight at 9pm ET on CNN. Check out the footage below:
Following her recent resurgence into the public eye, Pop icon Janet Jackson has a special message for her fans. Check it out after the jump…
It has today been confirmed that Lady GaGa‘s much anticipated video for ‘Alejandro’ is set to premiere on June 7th. Directed by Steve Klein, the video is said to be 7 minutes long.
GaGa really is going for the modern MJ steez with the short movies. Can’t wait!
Despite the mounting rumours, it appears Kelly Rowland and Beyonce are in fact still good friends. Indeed, the New York Post is reporting that the pair recently met up as recently as this week. More after the jump…