As well as performing on The Oprah Winfrey Show yesterday, Mariah Carey also sat down for a chat with the veteran talk show host. Along with husband Nick Cannon, Mariah spoke about their marriage, her role in the critically acclaimed movie ‘Precious’, her fragrance, as well as surprising two very…erm…excited fans. Surprisingly, very little was tackled regarding any ‘juicy’ topics (see: Eminem, Whitney) or strangely enough even her album. Anyway, check out parts 1 above and part 2 below:

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R&B star Keri Hilson dropped by Jimmy Fallon Live last night to perform new single ‘Slow Dance’. Backed by a full band (which included The Roots), Ms. Keri did a great job with this performance. While I would have liked to see more in the way of a ‘performance’ (ala her rendition of the song on tour, with dancers, a serious routine etc), she really held the fort with this one. The band rocked, her vocals for the most part were great (though she seemed like she was in pain getting them out) and she’s showing real progression as a live performer. Good stuff.
What do you think of the performance?
Breaking: Amelle Quits Sugababes; Replaced By Jade Ewen
Reports are mounting by the second claiming that Amelle Berrabah has official left the Sugababes – and has been replaced by none other than Eurovision star Jade Ewen:
Amelle Berrabah has quit the Sugababes- according to reports.
AND it’s thought that young solo star Jade Ewen will replace her in the girl group.
It’s been rumoured that Amelle had quit the band all week amid reports that the star had gone missing.
Now 21 year old Jade- who represented Britain at the most recent Eurovision song contest- looks set to take over in the band.
Ewen was due in the MTV offices yesterday but pulled out at the last minute. A statement from her label said:
“Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, we regret to inform you that Jade Ewen will be taking time off from all promotional activity for the foreseeable future.”
Amelle joined the group in 2005 replacing Mutya Buena. MTV is currently waiting on a statement from Sugababes label. {Source}
Wow! Having interviewed the ladies just a few weeks ago, nothing indicated that there was anything going on. I can also reveal that we interviewed Jade very recently too about her forthcoming project (the video of which will be up very soon) and nothing pointed to her involvement with the ‘Babes. With the media frenzy almost certain to ensue over here due to ‘yet another member leaving’, I’m cautiously holding my comments, until more is revealed.
I will say, however, that with the new album little over a month away, I initially thought all the ‘unhappy Amelle’ press was all publicity, but with her leaving so close to the release, it’s looking like things could get quite messy. After all, they’ve shot all the album promotional shots, likely mastered the album etc. So many questions on the mind; will Jade re-record Amelle’s parts, is Amelle leaving even true etc. Shocking stuff indeed….
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Diva Mariah Carey performed her new single ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’ on The Oprah Winfrey Show today in a special episode aired from New York.
Backed by the True Worship Choir, Ms. Carey-Cannon killed it! Yes I said it! Vocally stunning performance for ‘2009 Mariah’; and though she looked like she was pooing out something wicked with her facial expressions, the vocal output was well worth it. I’m typing real fast right now, because THIS is what I’ve been waiting to hear from Mariah; she clearly sounds the best she has in years and it’s so warming to see and better yet hear. I can only hope that she continues resting her voice and sleeping her room full of humidifiers (her words not mine) to ensure her good performances remain consistent.
Tidbit: Did you see Oprah’s face during the ‘high note’. Priceless.
What do you think of the performance?

VH1 have revived their popular Behind The Music special, with Pop star Pink serving as the focus of the opening episode. Having stuck with Ms. Alecia Moore from her R&B days right through to now, I must say this made for real engaging viewing. A must see IMO.
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A good friend passed this onto me; while I won’t spoil it for you, I must say this one a real interesting watch. Sad, but real insightful. {Thanks Sean!}
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The 2009 revival of VH1 Divas aired last night…

Reviews up shortly, in the meanwhile check out the performances below:

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UK singing sensation-turned International star Leona Lewis performed new single ‘Happy’ on the finale of America’s Got Talent last night. Sans the high-notes and vocal prowess, this was a pretty unremarkable affair. Evidently opting for the ‘safe’ option with this Ryan Tedder produced track, I’d like to see a bit more versatility on Ms. Lewis’ part with her future releases and performances. That is, granted she is actually versatile…?
What do you think of the performance?

Shakira. last night on the finale of America’s Got Talent, gave the first televised performance of smash hit single ‘She Wolf’. With live vocals not being the Latin star’s strongest feat, I’ve definitely been itching to see this performed live to see if it translates as well.
About the performance; she did the damn thing! Granted she lip-synched/half-sang over the track (which was for just as much her benefit as it was ours LOL), she was getting it with her choreography/free styling. Great performance.
What do you think of the performance?

Amerie 'In Love & War' Album Sampler
Def Jam are giving Amerie fans a preview of what to expect from the 29 year old’s forthcoming LP ‘In Love & War’ on their website. Titled ‘Prelude to In Love & War’, the taster tracklist includes:


1. Higher (Snippet)

2. Heard ‘Em All (Full)

3. Tell Me You Love Me (Snippet)

4. Why R U (Full)

5. Pretty Brown (Snippet)

6. Red Eye (Snippet)

I must say I’m definitely looking forward to this record much more after hearing this. The atrocious first single ‘Why R U’ really doesn’t seem that representative of the album as a body of work, based on this teaser. While featuring uptempos, mid-tempos and slow jams, the LP’s sound still feels consistent and that preview flowed seamlessly. Definitely feeling ‘Higher’ and ‘Pretty Brown (ft. Trey Songz)’.
‘In Love & War’ drops in November.
Are you checking for ‘In Love & War’?
Alexandra Burke 'Overcome' Cover
Check out the official album cover for Alexandra Burke’s debut ‘Overcome’, which was unveiled today. While I think she looks great, I can’t help but wonder aloud at how her team opted for this pic – which was lifted from the ‘Bad Boys’ single shoot. I mean it doesn’t correlate with the album’s title. Still, I guess it’s the LP’s content that matters most. Here’s hoping she delivers the goods.
What do you think of the cover?

R&B songstress Alicia Keys stopped by BET’s 106 & Park today to talk about her new single ‘Doesn’t Mean Anything’, her new album – which hits stores in December, the VMA’s and a whole lot more. I’m really liking this sassy, more media-savvy Alicia on display here.
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