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Exclusive: Brandy Talks New Album / Says “I’m Singing These Songs Like They’re My Last”

Diva Also Dishes On 'The Game' & Upcoming TV Projects

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With many hailing Brandy as the definitive Vocal Bible, it’s only natural that a bellowing buzz has greeted the news that she’s working on her seventh studio album.

The singer/actress has made no secret of the fact that her life has “changed” of late, with the emotions she experienced following said occurrence set to serve as the foundation of the new LP.

As such, when we caught up with the star at the Hollywood Confidential event in Los Angeles recently, we had to ask about the project and, of course, her other upcoming plans – including her return to ‘The Game’ on BET.

Check out our EXCLUSIVE interview with Brandy above and be sure to let us know what you think below…

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Hot Shots: Mariah Carey’s Mommy Time With Monroe & Moroccan

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Beyond those nagging divorce rumours, Mariah Carey has been a busy bee of late.

The legendary vocalist is currently gearing up to hit the road on her newly announced tour, ‘The Elusive Chanteuse Show’ – which has been mounted in support of her recent LP ‘Me. I Am…Mariah. The Elusive Chanteuse’.

Still, the 45-year-old isn’t letting work take away from her mommy duties - case in point these new snaps of her at the aquarium with 3-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan.

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Cover Star: Alvester Martin’s Moving ‘Make It To Me’ Cover (Sam Smith)

Alvester Martin is a name you should get used to hearing.

The R&B crooner may have seen his ever-talented dancing shoes slide right next to the likes of Beyonce, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Tamar Braxton, and more over the course of his career, but now his feet are guiding him center stage.

In a recent cover Martin’s soulful voice can be heard blessing fellow crooner Sam Smith‘s ‘Make It To Me.’ Adding in an ever-timely twist of Janet Jackson‘s ‘Come Back To Me’ (as this week marks the 25th anniversary of the release of its parent album ‘Rhythm Nation 1814′), press play below and tell us if he does the cuts justice:

Showcasing a sincerity oft lost in the everyday cover, Martin’s delivery of ‘Make It To Me’ made us believe every word he said.

Never succumbing to the urge to “overdo it” with embellishments, the simplicity of Alvester’s arrangement complimented that of the original singers’ without sounding as if he was trying to imitate.

We go for “sangers” who recognize singing is not just a showcase of the instrument, but also how it’s handled and manipulated.  Bravo Alvester for making this a “must hear”!

For more on Alvester, check out his Soundcloud page here.


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Watch: Usher Scorches The ‘iHeart Radio Music Festival’ / Has Dance off With Chris Brown

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The R&B icon that is Usher most certainly brought the heat to last night’s ‘iHeart Radio Music Festival’, sizzling on stage in ways that have to be seen to be believed.

Indeed, after delivering a number of forgettable performances in the last year, Raymond ensured his would be the name hot on everyone’s lips today with a show we hope teased what fans can expect from his forthcoming ‘The UR Experience’ tour.

How he did it?

Good music, Chris Brown and “hot shoes” below…


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Watch: Nicki Minaj Live At The ‘iHeart Radio Music Festival 2014′

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Far removed from the experimental era that was ‘Pink Friday:Roman Reloaded‘, Nicki Minaj delivered a praise-worthy live show in Las Vegas yesterday, flaunting her growth as a performer at the ‘iHeart Radio Music Festival.

Gliding in and out of impressive yet accessible routines, the rapper delivered a set that saw her finally live up to the music it was set up to support, dishing up faultless vocals and GIF-ready moments to an audience just as enthused by her Rap numbers as they were by her Pop efforts.


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Watch: Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj Perform ‘Bang Bang’ Live At The ‘iHeart Radio Music Festival 2014′

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Rising above the sea of negativity  she was met with recently is ‘Universal’ star Ariana Grande, who rocked the ‘iHeart Radio Music Festival’ in spectacular fashion yesterday evening.

There, during a set many will agree stood as one of the night’s best, the ‘Problem‘ beauty joined rapper Nicki Minaj, with whom she performed the single ‘Bang Bang.’

Why we’re hoping they bring this performance of the cut to this season of the ‘X Factor UK’?

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New Video: Lil Wayne & Drake – ‘Grindin’

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Should you be on the lookout for Lil Wayne‘s ‘Tha Carter V‘ you’ll be pleased to learn that the hotly anticipated project touches down on October 28th!

So does it come as too much of a surprise that he’s unlocked the visual for its latest single ‘Grindin‘, featuring his current touring buddy Drake? Not really.

Press play to catch the DJ Scoob Do directed piece in all its Hip Hop glory below!


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Rickey Smiley & ‘Queens Of Comedy’ Clap Back At Sheryl Underwood Claims Of Mistreatment

Smiley Slams The Comic Diva For Her Own

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Well, that was fast.

It’s only been a day since comedienne/CBS ‘The Talk’ star Sheryl Underwood took the net by storm for alleging that she turned down an offer to participate in the hit stand-up film ‘Queens of Comedy’ due to its stars Sommore, Laura Hayes, and Adele Givens bad-mouthing her on a conference call.  But, it looks like a day was all that was needed for claws and clap backs to come out.

As previously reported, Underwood’s confession brought with it a gripping message of inspiration and perseverance against the odds.  Some comedians, namely Givens, Hayes, and Rickey Smiley, think Sheryl may be the one who needs to get a grip.

Each taking to public platforms to offer their 2 cents to the damning recount, the three have jointly fanned an already stable fire.  We see now it’s no laughing matter with these entertainers:


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Watch: Gwen Stefani & Pharrell Rock ‘The Voice’ With ‘Hella Good’ (Video)

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Are you as ready as we are for NBC’s ‘The Voice’ season 7?

With the addition of producer extraordinaire Pharrell Williams and ska queen Gwen Stefani presiding as the season’s resident blonde bombshell (in place of Christina Aguilera & Shakira), the spice factor has gone through the roof.  As excitement for the show’s Monday (September 22) premiere heats up, the dynamic foursome look to bring that anticipation to a boil with a recently unveiled performance of No Doubt‘s hit ‘Hella Good.’

Anyone wondering if Stefani still has “it” should tuck in below to see her deliver it and more in abundance:


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Report: Keyshia Cole Arrested For Assault

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Hip Hop mogul Birdman is said to be at the centre of a dramatic love triangle today, after R&B singer Keyshia Cole was arrested for assaulting a woman she reportedly caught in his condo hours ago.


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Must See: Sheryl Underwood’s Shocking (& Inspiring) ‘Queens Of Comedy’ Confession

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Sheryl Underwood is renown for making folk laugh, but the comedienne and talk-show host tugged at heartstrings in different way today on ‘The Talk’.

Recalling her days as a stand-up act, the outspoken star relayed a story about her experiences with fellow comics on the ‘Queens Of Comedy’ circuit.

We won’t spoil it, but it’s a must see!


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