Prince is featured on the latest edition of Ebony magazine. The iconic musician who stands as one of the few to have earned 7 Grammy Awards, an Academy Award and a Golden Globe, celebrated his 52nd birthday on June 7th. Legend.
Usher made a guest appearance on ‘George Lopez Tonight’ last evening. The chart titan performed ‘There Goes My Baby’ – which has thus far peaked at #57 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #3 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart – from his #1 album ‘Raymond vs Raymond’. Check out the performance below:
Kelly Rowland and Estelle joined Pop star Cyndi Lauper on stage at the amFAR gala on June 3rd in New York to perform Lauper’s classic ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’.
An enjoyable performance, no doubt.
Hip-Hop heavyweight Eminem teams up Rihanna on ‘Love The Way You Lie’, a track lifted from his eagerly anticipated ‘Recovery’ LP (due June 22nd),
While Em excels on the guitar-driven mid-tempo, the same can not be said for runway RiRi, who attempts to do vocal acrobatics without posessing the necessary skills – resulting in a pain-inducing hook.
Still, on paper, this is a good look for both artists, which in itself could garner the track enough attention (from radio and iTunes) to ensure it be a hit.
Take a listen below…
Fans looking forward to Chris Brown‘s sell-out European leg of his ‘Fan Appreciation Tour’ will be disappointed tonight; the 21 year old R&B sensation has announced that the tour has been cancelled. The trek was set to kick off in Glasgow on June 9th More after the jump…
We’ve been receiving many an email about a new Kelly Rowland cut which surfaced over the weekend, in the form of the Ne-Yo penned ‘Grown Ass Woman’. Interestingly enough, though, we’d heard the track hours before it seemingly started doing the rounds – opting not to post it due to what ( at the time) seemed like salicious leaks of Ms. Kelly’s new material.
However, it has today been confirmed that the Stargate produced track will now be serviced as Rowland’s new Stateside single instead of ‘Shake Them Haters Off’ (which may not actually make the album’s final tracklist). ‘Grown Ass Woman’ goes for adds on US Urban radio on June 29th.
A sassy, mid-tempo, which packs more of a punch lyrically than it does on the production tip, ‘Grown Ass Woman’ may just be that hit that Rowland has been seeking on home shores for sometime now. As much as it pains me to do, this does bare similarities to pal Beyonce’s ‘Irreplaceable‘; unsurprising in that it is the same team behind both songs. Not to be taken as a means of pitting the women against each other, the song’s comparability could very bode well for Rowland, for like ‘Irreplacebale’, ‘Grown Ass Woman’ boasts many a hook, is infectious, and radio food if I’ve ever heard it. Here’s hoping it does the trick.
Take a listen below…
Usher teamed up with Justin Bieber and Will.i.am to give his fans a special treat. The trio performed Usher’s current #1 single, ‘OMG’, at the Capital FM Summertime Ball. Check out their performance below:
R&B crooner Trey Songz hit the stage at Hot 97′s Summer Jam in New York yesterday. The 25 year old lived up to his risqué reputation after heating things up with a fan live on stage. Check out highlights from Trey’s set below…
Christina Aguilera hit stage at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards this evening. The singer mimed performed a medley of new material from her upcoming ‘Bionic’ LP (which hits stores on June 8th) including the title track, ‘Not Myself Tonight’ and ‘Woo Hoo’. Check out the footage below:
Pop princess Katy Perry took to the stage at the MTV Movie Awards 2010 a few moments ago to perform her smash ‘California Gurls’. Check out how she fared below…