Keyshia Cole also performed when she visited ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ today. The singer performed her new single, ‘Long Way Down’, from her ‘Calling All Hearts’ album (in stores on December 21st). Look at her performance below:
R&B star Usher got quite the surprise during the fan serenading segment of his ‘OMG Tour’ in New York last night. Indeed, while performing the show’s staple steamy number ‘Trading Places’, the 31 year old received a kick to the face by the fan on his lap.
Check out what went down after the jump…
T.I’s personal life may be in turmoil but his album sales are doing quite fine. The rapper’s new album, ‘No Mercy’, is set to debut at #4 this week on the Billboard 200 with sales of 158,100 copies. This achievement will give the ‘Castle Walls’ performer his 6th top 5 entry on the tally to date.
Things aren’t looking so merry for the Black Eyed Peas though. Their album is expected to drop from #6 to #19 with a staggering #52% decline, selling only 56,110 units this week.
However, the Peas aren’t alone on their downward slide. Kanye West’s ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ is scheduled to experience yet another sales dip of 35%, dropping to out of the top 10 to #13 with 68,747 copies sold. Nicki Minaj, on the other hand, should hang on at #6 with another 80,667 units in sales.
Nevertheless, all is not lost for the Urban artists this week. Both Rihanna and Mariah Carey will have upswings in sales by 8% and 11%, respectively. The Bajan’s ‘Loud’ is expected to sell 74,338 units while her idol, Carey, is set to have the highest single week figures of her ‘Merry Christmas II You’ record thus far with 67,018 sold.
Sidebar: There have been marked differences between the sales reported by Hits Daily Double and Billboard during the last few weeks. Hence, expect some of these figures to change when issued by the latter.
Budding icon Beyonce looks a picture of beauty in her latest print ads for L’Oreal Paris. The images, which will hit publications and billboards later this month, are for the French firm’s new Colour Riche liptick line.
As ever, Bouncy stays stacking these endorsement deals. More power to her!
Keri Hilson did the stage on ‘The Today Show’ this morning. The singer performed the first single from her upcoming ‘No Boys Allowed’ album, ‘Pretty Girl Rock’, in a medley with James Blunt’s ‘You’re Beautiful’. Check out her performance below:
Keyshia Cole visited ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ recently. The singer, whose album ‘Calling All Hearts Album’ hit stores on December 21st, spoke about her upcoming marriage and her mother’s struggles with sobriety. Peep the footage below:
Things are finally looking up for Christina Aguilera. The singer, along with Samuel Dixon and Sia Furler, has landed a Golden Globe nominated for ‘Bound To You’ from her ‘Burlesque’ soundtrack in the ‘Best Original Song’ category. The film has also been nominated for ‘Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy’. Congratulations!
Jamie Foxx’s ‘Best Night of My Life’ album is set to be released on December 21st. Featuring appearances from Rick Ross, Drake, Justin Timberlake, T.I, Ludacris and others, the record comprises 15 tracks. Listen to the preview of the LP below:
With Christmas right around the corner, a string of new releases have hit the shelves. Artists from all corners of the industry – both dead and alive – are hoping that their albums make into the carts of the crazed shoppers who are looking for the biggest bang for the buck.
Arriving in stores this week are R. Kelly’s ‘Love Letter’ (which has already captured the #1 spot on iTunes), Diddy-Dirty Money’s ‘Last Train To Paris’ and Ciara’s’ ‘Basic Instinct’. Additionally, Atlanta Housewife Kandi has put forth her 2nd solo effort, ‘Kandi Koated’, which will face strong competition from Tank’s new record, ‘Now or Never’.
Even the late Michael Jackson is releasing music from beyond the grave as his 1st posthumous album, ‘Michael’, makies its debut this week. As controversial as the King of Pop’s latest effort has been, he has proven time and again that his selling power should not be ignored.
The question that arises is this: which of these albums will you buy? There are so many records from which to choose and we know that your Christmas bonuses are just begging to be spent!
Participate in the poll below and let us know which of these artists will get your money!
ABC aired Mariah Carey’s ‘Merry Christmas To You’ Christmas special last evening. The icon thrilled viewers with an extensive setlist of Holiday tunes from both her Christmas albums, ‘Merry Christmas’ and ‘Merry Christmas II You’.
Check the full lineup below which includes ‘Oh Holy Night’, ‘Joy To The World’ and ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’/‘Hallelujah Chorus’ featuring Carey’s Opera-singing mother, Patricia. ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ will be added when suitable video is found: