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A new song from Fantasia has surfaced in the form of ‘Man of the House’. Produced by hitmaker Polow Da Don, the track is said to be lifted from the 25 year old’s forthcoming 3rd studio album.

While the production on this one is top notch, the same can not be said for the song more generally. Vocally, the American Idol alum is perhaps the most restrained she’s ever been on a record; while lyrically the song’s subject matter comes across archaic and dated. A decent effort (which may garner her some Urban radio play), yet our girl is going to need to come much harder than this to make folk sit up and pay attention.

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Check out diva Mariah Carey posing it up at the 12th Annual Keepers of the Dream Awards in New York City last night.

The 40 year old songbird looked both classy and elegant. Here’s hoping the look sticks moving ahead…

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Peep a glammed-up Alexandra Burke on T4’s new ‘KoKo Pop’ chart show. The Pop phenomenon stopped by the show, which airs tomorrow (April 17th), to discuss her new single ‘All Night Long’, and its accompanying video (which she confirmed will première next week).

Ms. Burke looks stunning! Perhaps the best we’ve seen her look before. More power to her.

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The success of the Kelly Rowland-assisted ‘When Love Takes Over’ has seen French DJ, David Guetta, become one of the most sought-after producers in the industry. Indeed, your favourite model and mine, Rihanna, has tapped the hitmaker to produce tracks for her forthcoming 5th LP (due later this year).

While interviewing on a French radio station earlier today, Guetta gave an impromptu preview of a completed track he and the aspiring singer cooked up. Wanna hear it? Check it out below….

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International mover and shaker Kelly Rowland rocked the crowd at Australia’s ‘Supafest’ extravaganza, which took place at the Melbourne Flemmington Racecourse in Melbourne last night. Rowland, 29, headlined the event (which also saw performances from the likes of Eve, Jay Sean, and Akon).

Peep more pics below, including Ms. Kelly with her new group of dancers.

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That Grape Juice are pleased to announce that we are giving away 2 pairs of tickets to Usher’s‘s upcoming London showcase on the Album Chart Show next Wednesday (April 21st)!

The exclusive event, which will be filmed at a secret location in Central London, celebrates the release UK of the Grammy winner’s latest LP ‘Raymond vs Raymond’, which topped the US chart this past week.

To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets, answer the following question correctly:

Usher’s latest hit ‘OMG’ features which guest-artist?

a) Nicki Minaj

b) Justin Timberlake

c) will.i.am

Submit your answer, along with your name, age, address, and telephone number to the below address. Please be sure to title it ‘Usher Comp’:

[email protected]

All entries must be received by 7pm UK time Sunday 18th April 2010!

Good Luck!

Check out some new footage of Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox in the studio. The trio are still in the early stages of creating Carey’s next studio release which has yet to be given a projected release date. Last evening, Dupri contacted noted producer Teddy Riley via Twitter who expressed interest in working on the LP. Riley, who has never previously worked with Carey, is best known for his work on Whitney Houston’s ‘Step by Step’, Michael Jackson’s ‘Remember The Time’ and Lady GaGa’s ‘Teeth’. {Source}

This is exactly what Carey needs. By working with producers that she has never collaborated with before, she will be able to create a fresh sound for her music and regain that artistic edge that separate her from the pack of her imitators. Hopefully, Carey will take herself to new places with this project and find the hit that she now desperately needs.

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Check out the official album cover for Kelis‘Flesh Tone’. A-mazing!

‘Flesh Tone’ hits stores in the UK on May 17th and in the US on July 6th

Tidbit: Kelis’ new single ‘Acapella’ is currently set to debut in the top 5 on the Official UK Singles Chart!

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R&B star Monica stopped by the Lopez Tonight Show a few hours ago to perform her chart-topping hit ‘Everything To Me’, as well as sit down for a chat with host, comedian George Lopez. Check out the awesome performance, as well as the interview after the jump…

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The video for the second of Toni Braxton‘s new singles, ‘Hands Tied’, premièred literally moments ago. Check out the Billie Woodruff directed clip below…

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Check out R&B songstress Keri Hilson striking a pose in Avon‘s latest campaign. The Grammy nominated singer-songwriter recently replaced Jennifer Hudson as the face of the long-standing brand.

Speaking on her involvement in the campaign, Hilson said:

“I’m really careful. I don’t want to be affiliated with too many brands. It’s got to make sense, and it makes sense [with Avon.] I love fragrance. I love beauty. I love to teach women that they should feel confident and feel good about themselves for themselves.”

“Miss Keri Baby” looks great! Check out another pic from the shoot after the jump. {Thanks Keri Hilson Central / J. Mac}

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Kelly Rowland has been teasing her fans who have been desperately waiting to hear material from her new album. Now, while singer continues to ready the project, a new song from the Rowland has just made it’s debut. However, the track, ‘Everywhere You Go‘, isn’t from her new LP; it’s the theme song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. ‘Everywhere You Go’ was produced by Steve Morales and features a host of African artists including 2Face, Awadi, Chameleone, Crotale, Jozi, Kwesta, Rola, Samini, Slikour and Zuluboy. Listen to the song below {Shout out to Kelly-Rowland.net}:

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