Ciara Enlists T-Pain For 1st SingleOur friends over at have received official word on Ciara’s much anticipated new single – the first from forthcoming LP ‘Fantasy Ride’. Both produced and featuring T-Pain, ‘Go Girl’ will serve as the record’s first release.
What’s more, after initially being slated for a November release, ‘Fantasy Ride’ ,the 22 year old’s conceptual ‘musical journey’, will now hit stores in early December – 2 years after the release of her sophomore effort ‘The Evolution’.
Yet another T-Pain feature…hmmm. Here’s hoping the current plans remain as they are; I mean I’ve had previous lead single ‘High Price’ in constant rotation and had been anticipating the video. Oh well…roll on December.

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Destiny's Child To Make Stage Comeback? Kelly Rowland has hinted at that Destiny’s Child may, in fact, record new material for a ‘comeback tour’ soon:

Rowland has previously revealed the trio will make a stage a comeback next year.

And now Rowland claims her former bandmates, Beyonce Knowles and Michelle Williams, are keen to produce some new tracks.

She says, “We’re so looking forward to working with each again and we just need to find a time in our diaries when we can get into the studio together.”

The trio split up in 2005, with Rowland, Williams and Knowles all going on to forge successful solo careers. {Source}

Granted there have been rumors for forever and a day about the ladies reuniting, it’s interesting to note that the quote puts a ‘when’ rather than ‘if’ slant on the prospect of a comeback (of some sort). Despite their solo success and individual fan-bases, there is, evidently, still a massive demand for the return of the biggest selling female group of all time. Whether that demand is met will be interesting to see…

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Troubled singer Amy Winehouse performed the V Festival this past Saturday in the UK. Check out her performance (if you can call it that) of her hit ‘Rehab’:

Clearly whoever is booking her for these events doesn’t have her best interests at heart. What a complete embarrassment. Sad.

What do you think of the performance?
Danity Kane In GQBad Boy’s five-piece Danity Kane pose it up in the latest issue of GQ magazine. Though the ladies all look pretty good, Dawn looks a little ‘iffy in the face’. Is it just me or…?

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As Brandy’s ‘comeback’ single ‘Right Here’ continues to heat up the radio airwaves (4 Million audience impressions in 4 days!), the singer has uploaded footage from the set of the video – which was shot this weekend in Los Angeles. Check out the vids below:

Great to have Ms. Norwood back on the scene. The ‘Right Here’ video is set to premiere early September.

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Home-grown (and now International) star Estelle’s video for new single ‘Pretty Please’ premiered today. Serving as the 4th release from her awesome sophomore effort ‘Shine’, the single’s accompanying clip features appearances by Danity Kane’s Aubrey O’Day, Taraji Henson, Jackie Long and Malik Yoba.

Having gone to see Estelle live for the first time at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire back in June, this was one of the many songs I came away humming. Great song for the summer. The vid is pretty good too.

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Ne-Yo recently posted a sneak peek of his brand new video ‘Miss Independent’ on his official blog – Year Of The Gentleman (which we are proudly affiliated with lol). The clip, which features cameos from Keri Hilson, Lauren London and Gabrielle Union, premieres on BET Access Granted on August 21st. Good stuff.

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Britney Spears To Perform At VMA's? There is mounting speculation that Britney Spears will take to the stage at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards to redeem herself after last-year’s train wreck performance:

Now, desperate to rebuild her career and recover fully from that nightmare period, 26-year-old Britney intends to bounce back at the scene of her humiliation.

Van Toffler, president of MTV Networks Music Group, said: “Everyone deserves a second or third chance, right?

“I’m not sure how we top Britney opening the show but we are working on it every minute of every day.”

Britney is already appearing in commercials previewing next month’s event at Paramount studios alongside Russell Brand, who will host the show.

A friend said last night: “She is as nervous as hell but at the same time itching to get back in front of the same audience where she screwed up so badly last time.“

It is the perfect platform for her to announce to her fans and the world that the dark days are behind her and she’s back on track with her life and her career. {Source}

Without sounding a pessimist, I’m not sure this will be a good look for her. After last year’s truly shambolic showing, the pressure will be on for her to deliver and every last aspect of thr performance will be dissected. That said, that will be the case whenever she returns to the stage. So…

The 2008 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from Paramount Pictures Studios in Los Angeles on September 7th 2008

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Undeterred by the latest pushback of her debut LP ‘In A Perfect World’ (now due October 7th), Keri Hilson recently performed at San Diego radio station Channel 933’s AJ’s Playhouse gig. Hilson performed a new cut from the album called ‘Do It’ – which from the sounds of it, samples LL Cool J’s classic ‘Doin’ It’.

Though the crowd were deader than dead (why go to the show in the first place?), Keri done her thing. Is it me or did anyone else not think she was the choreography type? Nonetheless, good performance.

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Hip-Hop's Top 20 Earners List 2008 Rapper 50 Cent has topped Forbes magazine’s 2008 list of Top 20 Earners In Hip-Hop, with a whopping fortune estimated at $150 Million. Check out the full list below:

1. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson: $150 million
2. Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter: $82 million
3. Sean “Diddy” Combs: $35 million
4. Kanye West: $30 million
5. Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley: $22 million
6. Pharrell Williams: $20 million
7. Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean: $17 million
8. Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Broadus: $16 million
9. André “Dr. Dre” Young: $15 million
10. Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges: $14 million
11. Clifford “T.I.” Harris: $13 million (tie)
11. Dwayne “Lil Wayne” Carter: $13 million (tie)
12. Marshall “Eminem” Mathers: $12 million (tie)
12. Lonnie “Common” Lynn Jr.: $12 million (tie)
12. Aliaune “Akon” Thiam: $12 million (tie)
13. Jermaine Dupri: $11 million (tie)
13. Jonathan “Lil Jon” Smith: $11 million (tie)
14. OutKast: $10 million (tie)
14. Hakeem “Chamillionaire” Seriki: $10 million (tie)
14. Jayceon “The Game” Taylor: $10 million (tie)

Interesting. The top part of the list was pretty much a cert; however, who knew Chamillionaire had it like that…Lil’ Jon for that matter too.

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Mo'Nique Reveals New Figure Mo'Nique Reveals New Figure
Comedienne Mo’Nique joined forces with Radio One to host ‘An Evening With Mo’Nique’ this past weekend in Detroit. Visibly slimmer than just a few months ago, word has it the 40 year old may have undergone stomach stapling surgery. Either way, she looks happy and healthy.

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Peep Soulja Boy’s latest Youtube video blog, in which he takes aim at his ‘haters’. Though his 15th minute was over a while ago, I couldn’t help but find this funny. He’s managing to stretch it for all it’s worth, so more power to him lol.

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