Just some of the titles up for grabs
The video definitely turned out to be one of the year’s best and a career best for Ashanti too IMO.
I’m amped to see what Ciara will be serving up on her next project. Despite her sophomore effort ‘The Evolution’ not really showing much evolution in terms of her sound (See: ‘That’s Right), her artistic growth on all other fronts (i.e. vocally, choreography, video etc) is hard to deny IMO.
“I’m trying to take it back to where you couldn’t walk out of the house unless you looked your best,” he explained of the album title. “Back in the day of, say, the Rat Pack and Nat King Cole … any picture you ever see, they’re suited and everything is right from top to bottom. Not saying it has to be a suit, ’cause clothes don’t make the man — it’s the attitude and person. The music needs to personify that. A lot of this music [on the album], some of it is gonna be urban, some of it is gonna be pop. Some is gonna ride that middle.
“The third [LP] is more of the good [music],” he added. “The second album proved I’m here to stay. I won a Grammy for that one. So, I’m here to win more Grammys. At the same time, I love what it is I do, so [this is] another excuse for me to pen more facets of my personality.”
I’m hoping he redeems himself from his so-so 2nd album, as, Grammy or not, it wasn’t up-to-par with his stellar debut. ‘Closer’ is growing on me, though, so things are looking good at the moment IMO.
The video for Day26’s debut single ‘Got Me Going’ premiered on MTV today. Directed by Syndrome, who also directed Danity Kane’s ‘Damaged’ clip, the video is pretty good. I’m liking the concept and the special effects actually work here (not so sure about that ‘Damaged’ vid just yet); the guys also did their thing on the choreography front. Day 26’s self-titled album will hit stores on March 25th.
What do you think of the video?
R&B singer Mario made his debut on the latest season of Dancing With The Stars yesteday night. See his performance below:
Great, as usual. ‘Bleeding Love’ is performing very well on the Billboard Hot 100 and is currently sitting at #21. A revamped version of Leona’s debut ‘Spirit’, featuring new tracks recorded with Akon and Mad Scientist (Beyonce’s ‘Upgrade U’) will be released on April 8th.
What do you think of the performance?
Halle Berry – who only recently said, “I want to stay pregnant forever” – had a baby girl Sunday and “is doing great,” her rep has confirmed.
The father is Gabriel Aubry. Berry, 41, and the 32-year-old model met while shooting a Versace ad in Los Angeles in November 2005 and first stepped out publicly together three months later at the February 2006 opening of a Versace boutique in New York City.
Berry first announced her pregnancy in September last year, when she was three months along.
During her pregnancy, the Oscar, Emmy and Razzie winner told InStyle she felt “fantastic” thanks to eating right and keeping fit with yoga, swimming, light weights and an elliptical machine. “Right now I just have so much joy and energy,” she said. “I can just go and go and go.”
For his part, Aubry has been reading baby manualsand parenting books.
Congratulations to Halle and Gabriel. I guess there’s hope yet for older prospective Hollywood mothers – Janet, Mariah and them lol.
Whoa! She was really heated. According to many who watch the show, Toccara has been singled out by the judges and picked on constantly. I guess one can only take so much. Haven’t watched the show myself, but her body was looking g-o-o-d.
“How many ugly women selling records? None! Only the pretty ones sell records. Beyonce, Mary J, Keyshia Cole, the ugly ones don’t sell. I ain’t gon say no names, but they don’t sell records. They just be singing their little hearts out, but they don’t get no sales, cause they ugly. Now, that’s my fault? I can see this on TV now: ‘Snoop Dogg called me, ugly’. You beautiful on the inside, baby. What I wanna say to go on top of that, to the chocolate women, the dark-skinned women, I love ya’ll. I got a chocolate daughter at home. I always tell her chocolate is the best thing in the world”.
I’m gonna give Snoop the benefit of the doubt by saying he didn’t fully engage his brain before trying to articulate his point. As, on a surface level, what he is saying is arguably true – after all, the Beyonce’s and co are more likely to sell better than their less glamorous counter-parts. Where Snoop is wrong IMO, is that he appears to be endorsing such a bias industry standard.