The X-factor 2010 kicked off in wonderfully wacky fashion tonight. Unsurprisingly, with this being the audition, phase, the talented and talent-challenged came out in equal measure for a crack at progressing to the next stage.
J.Cole sat down with the New York Daily News talk about his upcoming debut album recently. The rapper/producer also revealed how he got started in the game at a very young age and how he was discovered. Peep all the action below:
Jason Derulo was featured on this week’s episode of MTV’s ‘When I Was 17′. The singer/songwriter spoke about his younger days before his rise to the top of the charts including the troubles he face when her 1st arrived in New York. Check it out below:
Ne-Yo has decided to delay his new album, ‘Libra Scale’. Initially scheduled for a September 21st release and then delayed to October 5th, the record will now hit stores on October 19th (the day after his 31st birthday). The LP includes the songs ‘Beautiful Monster’, ‘Champagne Life’ and his new single ‘One Life’.
Check out the Jordin Sparks on MTV’s ‘When I Was 17′. The ‘No Air’ singer spoke about her decision to leave high school to pursue her musical career and her stint as a model. Peep the episode below:
Ciara has found a clever way to promote her upcoming ‘Basic Instinct’ LP – webisodes. The series will provide a behind the scenes look at how the entertainer handles life during the development of her new record and her promotional schedule. Check out the webisode #1 below:
Following her recent suicide attempt, R&B star Fantasia resurfaced this week in her home-town Charlotte, North Carolina. According to our good friends over at Sound-Savy, the 25 year old was a surprise performer at the city’s annual Big Chill event last night (August 20th).
After being welcome with raptous applause, the American Idol alum said:
“I been in the house for a week so you know I’m bout to act ugly… When they said it was over for me, I’m here to say I’m back!”
She then launched into an emotionally-charged rendition of current single ‘Bittersweet’ – which you can watch below…
Teairra Mari is featured on the cover of the latest issue of LOV magazine. The singer/actress is busy promoting her new movie, ‘Lottery Ticket’, which co-stars rapper Bow Wow. Check out behind the scenes footage of the photoshoot below
R&B-Pop star Usher spent some quality time with his sons Naviyd and Usher V ahead of his appearance on ‘The Early Show’ yesterday (August 20th) at CBS Studios.
More pics below…(via I’m Not Obsessed)
Breakout star Janelle Monae set the stage alight at the 2010 Outside Lands festival in San Fransico last Sunday (August 15th). Check out professional footage of the singer’s 25-minute set, which included new single ‘Cold War’, ‘Tightrope’, and a cover of Charlie Chaplin’s ‘Smile’, after the jump…