Many thanks to all those who entered Week 1 of our Live Nation ‘TGJ Wants To Rock Witchu’ competition. The winners, who each win a pair of tickets to Janet Jackson’s ‘Rock Witchu’ tour stop in Michigan tomorrow, are named below (you have also been notified via email):

Christopher Horn

Joshua Taylor


Stay tuned for details of Week 2’s instalment!

The 'RandomNess' PostLord knows this has been one slow-a** week LOL, so I’ll throw it back to you guys to express yourselves as you wish. Always entertaining to read, I must say…

As per the title of this post, feel free to drop anything and ‘errrrrthing’ in the comments section.
So, anything from your thoughts on the site, to random ramblings, particular views on any story (music, politcs, sports etc), share a story/new song, shameless promotion of your own site/material lol…not to be limited to music alone…a-n-y-t-h-i-n-g!
It’s your shout….
Pussycat Dolls' New Album Set To Tank According to Hits Daily Double, the Pussycat Dolls sophomore effort ‘Doll Domination’ is set to debut in the Top 10 on next week’s Billboard Hot 200 – with sales between 70,000-75,000. While not immediately seeming so bad – considering the current music sales climate – it still must come as a major disappointment considering the high charting of lead single ‘When I Grow Up’, as well as the triple Platinum sales of their debut ‘PCD’ back in 2005. {Source}
One has to wonder where this leaves Nicole, though. It’s increasingly seeming like a case of ‘damned if you do / damned if you don’t’ – going back to the Pussycat Dolls, that is.

Any thoughts?
Britney Spears’ hotly anticipated new single ‘Womanizer’ made its premiere just a few hours ago on US radio – 4 days ahead of its official release date. It appears her label caved in to the pressure from disappointed fans, who learned the track had been pushed back a week this week. Anyway, enough of my rambling, check out the track below:

Hmmm. Well, it’s very Pop sounding and by that I mean bubble-gum meets the oh-so-popular Electronica sound that is all the rage these days type of ‘Pop’. I’m kinda puzzled as Britney’s last go-round saw her embrace a much more Urban sound – fusing it with Pop. This has me wondering whether she’s alienated/confused her new acquired Urban audience with this. Whatever the case, there’s no doubt this one will be big.

Britney’s new album ‘Circus’ hits stores December 2nd.

Hit or Miss?

50 Cent: 'Beyonce Made Jay-Z'In typical 50 Cent fashion, the rapper is stirring up controversy again – this time with Jay-Z. According to the G-Unit general, Jay-Z wasn’t as famous until he started dating Beyonce. Check out the report via Contact Music:

50 CENT has taken a sly swipe at rap rival JAY-Z, insisting the 99 PROBLEMS hitmaker was a “no one” until he wed BEYONCE KNOWLES.

Superstar Jay-Z, real name Shawn Carter, wed the Bootylicious beauty in April (08), and 50 Cent claims it was their union – not the rap mogul’s music – that raised his profile on the international scene.

He says, “I’m a big fan of Jay-Z, but outside of the States and hip-hop circles, no one really knew who he was until he married Beyonce.”

The In Da Club rapper has also disputed reports that Jay-Z is worth an estimated $1 billion, but is adamant he’s not jealous of his fortune.

He adds, “I don’t believe he’s worth that much! It’s all been exaggerated. I’m comfortable. I don’t want for anything so I’m not in a race.”

It seems ol’ Curtis is up to his nonsense again. Don’t you think, should 50 put as much effort into his music as he does in running hi mouth, his relevancy wouldn’t be in free-fall as it is now.

Your thoughts?

In this recent interview with _______ (LOL), Cassie discussed the rumors about her ‘involvement’ with label head Diddy. Check it out:
For the record, Cassie seems like a nice girl, really. However, I’m really going to need someone to word these Diddy questions differently, as I find it hard to believe that she still has a deal and is cranking out big-budget videos, with her talent being well…you know the deal with that.
Randomness: Poor Donnie…LOL

Your thoughts?

Continuing along the promotional trail for her current effort ‘Sol-Angel & The Hadley Street Dreams’, Solange stopped by New York’s Hot 97 station on the Angie Martinez show recently. During the course of the interview, the youngest of the Knowles clan spoke on ‘that’ Fox News interview, Beyonce, her album and…Young Berg (I know). An interesting listen, I must say.

Your thoughts?

Beyonce's Singles Pushed BackWord has it Beyonce’s much anticipated new singles ‘If I Were A Boy’ and ‘Single Ladies’ -originally set to debut October 7th – has been pushed back a week. The reason being cited is that delay is due to Beyonce and/or her label wanting to accommodate the release of Michelle Williams’ new album ‘Unexpected’, which is slated to hit stores on October 7th.
Ms. Knowles singles, both of which have had their accompanying videos shot already, will now premiere on October 14th.

Granted this is can been seen as commendable move on Beyonce’s part, I can’t help but feel regardless of Beyonce’s release, the label need to be doing a whole lot more with Michelle’s project. I mean, come on now; it’s little just over a week until the album drops and…well…yeah…SMH…

Your thoughts?

Tyler Perry is set to release the film adaptation of popular stage show ‘Madea Goes To Jail’ at the top of 2009. Check out the trailer for the movie below:

LOL! I’ve long been a fan of Tyler’s stage-show’s and the movie versions have largely done a good job of taking the narrative onto the big screen. Definitely looking forward to this one.

Will you be going to see ‘Madea Goes To Jail’?
Following the hysteria Ciara’s recent ‘nude’ photoshoot for Vibe magazine caused, the singer has been going back and forth with the magazine – claiming the pictures were doctored to portray her in a light she didn’t approve of (basically, that she claims the shots were altered make her appear as if she was naked when she wasn’t). Speaking from the set of her new video ‘Go Girl’, Ciara further asserts that she wasn’t nude:

….ok then LOL.

In other Ciara news, in a MySpace blog, she shed light on what to expect from the ‘Go Girl’ video:

I just shot the video for Go Girl and it was crazy! All My Go Girls, stand up! Melina directed it and of course Jamaica got busy on the choreography! I added a little two cents but Jam Session(jamaica) layed it down on the steps. Talk about some Go Girls: Melina(director) Jamaica(choreographer) Yolanda(make Up) Kiyah(hair) all the ladies put it down. Go Girls in the house!! You will see it shortly!

Reading this definitely has me hyped for what the vid will be serving up; the undeniably talented ensemble behind the vid make me hopeful that the clip will compensate for the track’s lack of ‘WOW’ factor.

Your thoughts?

John Legend 'Evolver' Cover Check out the official album cover for John Legend’s third studio album ‘Evolver’ (due October 28th). I like…
What do you think of the cover?
Mariah Lines Up Yet Another SingleWith several axed singles under her belt, it seems Mariah Carey and her team will attempt another assault on the charts with the 4th release from her ‘E=MC²’ LP – the ballad ‘I Stay In Love’. According to All Access, the song will go for adds on Top 40/Mainstream radio stations on October 21st. {Source}

Granted the song has grown on me a little since my initial listen, I’m not sure this will do much to save this sinking ship of an album. Never say never, I guess, though.

Your thoughts?