‘Everything To Me’ maestra Monica moved Atlanta this weekend with rocking performances of hits ‘Don’t Take It Personal’, ‘Anything (To Find You)’, and more as she headlined Honda’s ‘Battle of the Bands’. Readying for a battle of her own on Billboard charts in spring, the 31-year-old reportedly took to Twitter to confirm her forthcoming ‘New Life’ album is complete and awaiting label approval.
And, as fans are more anxious than ever to get their fill of ‘It All Belongs To Me’ – her highly anticipated duet with fellow R&B vet Brandy, they can first get a good look at her bringing down the house at the Honda Battle of the Bands below:
Slowly but surely working her way back into the public eye, the recently divorced Katy Perry beamed with this electric blue ‘do as she was spotted at 1 Oak’s GiveLove charity event in Vegas this weekend. Appearing alonside the event’s host Markus Molieri, the stop marks one of few the singles queen has made since the announcement of her divorce from comedian Russell Brand.
However, fans should expect to see much of the songstress in coming weeks as she is not only up for two awards at this year’s Grammy ceremony, but she is also readying a re-release of her hit factory album ‘Teenage Dream’ this March.
If art imitates life, it’s probably safe to say that Perry took a leaf from her Smurf stint with this blue don’t do. See more pics below:
Monica and Brandy‘s smash in waiting ‘It All Belongs To Me’ is but a few days away from release; and with anticipation at fever pitch, excitement is set to crank into overdrive tonight after a LQ snippet of the cut surfaced.
This week’s From The Vault video comes courtesy of the Spice Girls.
Released in October 2000 as the first single from ‘Forever’ their first and final album as a quartet (following the departure of ‘Ginger Spice’ Geri Halliwell), ‘Holler’ was yet another #1 UK hit for the ladies.
It, however, never reached the doors of the Billboard Hot 100, which was a first for a Spice single.
‘Holler’ and the ‘Forever’ era, more wholly, represented a double-edged sword of sorts for the Girl Power ambassadors. For, though the material was qualitatively superior to prior releases, the appealing campiness and “care-free” of their heyday had been replaced by a glossier, sexier image and a less adventurous sound.
In the eyes of many, this safer approach was that since their last chart assault in 98, the industry had drastically changed, slowly turning its back to Pop-bands, while opening itself to Urban music.
Still, few can deny that the four remaining members did delivered a stellar addition to their catalogue with the Darkchild produced cut. Its accompanying video, which boasted a Four Elements-theme, was directed by Jake Nava – and saw Mel B in particular dripping all sorts of swagu.
No matter what the worldwide charts say, ‘Holler’ stands as one of the greatest offerings from one of Pop’s greatest groups of all time.
With confirmation from Scary Spice this week that a brief reunion is in the pipeline for the Spice Moms, 2012 is shaping up to be the year of the “female-band”. From X Factor winners Litte Mix, to the return of the original Sugababes, could the second wave of ‘Girl Power’ be nigh? Time will tell.
Peep this shot of Britney Spears, out and about with her two young sons.
Fresh faced and seemingly unfazed by onlooking paparazzi, the star picked her boys up from a birthday party in LA on Tuesday, days before it emerged a collaboration between she and Lady GaGa is in the works.