Today, fans of chart topper Rihanna can get their hands on her latest singles collection album ‘Talk That Talk‘.
Sure to be hoping the project fares just as well as its lead single ‘We Found Love‘ has, the song bird took to ‘The Ellen Show‘ in a bid to promote it and flaunt the larger than life personality the world has grown to love her for.
Peep this snap of J.Cole on the cover of ‘Respect Magazine‘s latest edition, due out November 29th.
Discussing a wide range of issues, from the commercial feats scored by his debut album ‘Cole World: The Sideline Story‘ to the criticism he continues to face from his detractors, the arrival of his spread in the magazines comes weeks after he shared the screen with Beyonce in her clip for the song ‘Party‘.
With the annual holiday season upon us, it’s only natural that labels have targeted this window for their biggest releases this year; few of such records are bigger than Rihanna and Mary J. Blige‘s latest efforts –‘Talk That Talk’ and ‘My Life II: The Journey Continues’.
Beacons of different generations, Rihanna is currently breathing out #1 singles, while Blige has seen the latter part of her career bring with it unsurmountable album sales.
And, as they prepare to duke it out on the Billboard 200 this week, we can’t but note how significant this “duel” of sorts is.
For, beyond it being the first “proper” Urban chart spar this year, it comes at a time when Ms. Fenty desperately needs to prove she can hold her own as an album seller (if the smoke she calls a career is to ever truly be legitimised). It comes at a time when Mary’s singles are struggling to do much on the Hot 100. And, above all, it comes at a time when the public are becoming more savvy and selective with who they spend their $$££ on.
So, in of course knowing that the real winner will always be Universal Music (who serve as the recording home for both ladies), we’re still keen to know…
Who will you be buying?
Disclaimer: Yes, we know Michael Jackson‘s ‘Immortal’ also hits stores today. However, as the biggest of MJ supporters, we’ll only pay attention when the estate give fans what they really want – new material. Not “re-imagined” versions of past hits. Please and thank you.
The 2011 American Music Awards was certainly one of the year’s most electrifying events on the industry calender, with show-stopping performances from Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Mary J. Blige, among others.
While fans enjoyed stage blazing performances and shocking upsets in many-a-coveted category, the press room was abuzz behind the scenes with winners showing off their newest trophy case members.
Check out pics from the behind the scenes action below:
The 2011 American Music Awards was certainly one of the year’s most electrifying events on the industry calender, with show-stopping performances from Christina Aguilera, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry, to name a few.
The stars shine for one of music biggest nights – the 2011 American Music Awards! Set live from Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre, see the industry’s biggest stars just moments after they arrive to the scene. See and sound off on the fashion hits and misses below: