Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Kelly Rowland - Work [Video Pics]

Pictures of Kelly Rowland's new music video for "Work" have surfaced on kellyrowlandweb website, and the video looks like its gonna be a hot one. "Work" will serve as the second single from "Ms. Kelly" in Europe and others parts of the world, whilst "Comeback" is to be released to the American market. I have a feeling "Work" is going to explode here in the UK, and repeat the same success of current single "Like This", which has been in the top 20 for almost 2 months now. "Work" is an upbeat R&B/Pop song and is different to other R&B songs out there, and I hope it does well!

Backstreet Boys - Single News

The best selling boyband of all time is returning this Autumn with a brand new single and album! Despite losing a member earlier this year, Billboard magazine reports that the band will continue to record with eachother as a four-piece! Billboard magazine reports the following....

"After an extended break and the loss of original member Kevin Richardson, the Backstreet Boys will return Oct. 30 with their next, as-yet-untitled studio album for Jive Records. The first single, the piano-heavy rock ballad "Inconsolable," will hit U.S. radio outlets Aug. 27."

This is very exciting news. I'm a big BBS fan and like all their songs, and I can't wait for this. After well over a decade in the business, these guys have never failed to deliver. Can't Wait!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Rihanna feat. Ne-Yo - Hate That I Love You [New Single]

Rihanna is releasing her duet with Ne-Yo as the fourth single from her amazing "Good Girl Gone Bad" album. The track, "Hate That I Love You", is a bittersweet ballad and althought not being the most interesting of songs, its still a pleasent track and would do well in the charts. Def Jam are really pumping money into this project and have already produced expensive videos for 3 songs already - "Umbrella", "Shut Up And Drive" and "Don't Stop The Music". Doubtless, Def Jam will pull out the stops for "Hate That I Love You" but I still think Rihanna is rushing these singles out too fast. The album hasn't even been out for 2 months yet and a fourth single has already been planned! For those who haven't heard the song, here it is in full...

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Mutya Buena - Just A Little Bit [New Single]

"Just A Little Bit" is rumored to be the next single off Mutya Buena's debut album "Real Girl". The Ex-Sugababe has already experienced chart success in the last year and I wonder if her next single will be as successful as the others. Althought "B-Boy Baby" (With Amy Winehouse) and "Strung Out" have been widely rumoured to be released, there are strong feelings coming fromthe label that "Just A Little Bit" will be released. The song itself is nice enough but I would like to see "B-Boy Baby" released at one point. You can download "Just A Little Bit" with the following link...
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Monday, July 23, 2007

Jennifer Lopez - Me Haces Falta

Here is the new video from Latin-Superstar Jennifer Lopez. This is the second single from J.Lo's first full-length Spanish album, Coma Ama Una Mujer, which was released earlier on this month. The video is classic Jennifer, sophisticated, smart and has a great eerie storyline. This is one of my favourite cuts from the new album, and I hope it repeats the success of the previous single "Qué Hiciste". The Spanish-language album has been a huge success, and has already sold a million copies worldwide. Jennifer's new english-language album is due this year, but for now here's the video for "Me Haces Falta". Enjoy!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Girls Aloud - Sexy! No,No,No... [New Single]

Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles premiered the new single from Girls Aloud on Friday. "Sexy! No, No, No..." is another fantastic single from Girls Aloud and is going to be huge. The beginning is really mysterious but then the trademark Girls Aloud chorus comes in and you realise how much you miss these girls! For the past year, the girls have been working on their 4th studio album and it's going to be released this Autumn, according to their label. Here's the radio rip of the single...Enjoy!

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Saturday, July 21, 2007

Rihanna - Don't Stop The Music [Video]

Rihanna premiered the video for "Don't Stop The Music" on BET yesterday. Rihanna is really rushing out the singles from her #1 third album "Good Girl Gone Bad". "Umbrella" is still #1 in the UK singles chart and second single "Shut Up And Drive" is fastly becoming another hit for Rihanna.
Rihanna recorded both videos for "Shut Up And Drive" and "Don't Stop The Music" back-to-back in Europe last month and they already becoming worldwide smashes. Doubtless, DSTM is going to be another huge hit for Rihanna and her label, Def Jam, have already announced plans for the 4th single from the album - "Hate That I Love You", a duet with Ne-Yo. I think she had better leave some time before releasing "Hate That I Love You" so that all 3 current singles can do big things in the charts. But for now, enjoy the video for "Don't Stop The Music"...

Friday, July 20, 2007

KT Tunstall - Hold On [New Video]

Here is the video for KT Tunstall's new single "Hold On", taken from her forthcoming album "Drastic Fantastic". Earlier on in the month I posted her new single and album details and the song is already becoming a hit record in the US. I'm sure it will have the same success in the UK too. I'm not a big fan of KT but some of her songs are really good and her new record sounds interesting. Here's the video...

Britney Video Shoot Exclusive

Britney Spears has been recording the music video for the forthcoming comeback single "Get Back". The pictures below are Britney on the set of the new video, directed by Jake Nava (who also directed the music video for "Crazy In Love" by Beyoncé). Britney looks great and it is widely rumoured that the video will premiere next week and that she will perform at the MTV Music Awards which are coming soon. But for now, the exclusive photo's are good news that Britney's career is back on track!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Hot Pick: Danity Kane

This time last year, Aubrey, D. Woods, Aundrea, Shannon and Dawn had just won Sean "Diddy" Coombes TV show "Making The Band 3". They formed R&B/Hip-Hop bad Danity Kane and in 2006 had a top ten single "Show Stopper" and a number one album, which has since gone platinum. Second single "Ride For You" didn't reach the top half of the Billboard Hot 100 and Diddy reportedley lost interest in Danity Kane. Springtime, and the girls claimed they were working on their second album to be released before the end of 2007. However this month there have been reports that 2 members had left the bad to pursue other projects. However this week, the rumors of a split have been crushed by D. Woods who claimed they girls are still together and working hard on a follow-up to their #1 debut album. I hope this is true as Danity Kane are one of my favourite bands and their debut album was amazing. D. Woods said "no comment" when asked any questions about the lack of support from Diddy fuelling rumours that he has lost interest in the band. Whether or not Danity Kane have the support of Diddy, they still have a lot of support from their fans and music moguls alike.

Below is a link for a zip-file of their debut album, "Danity Kane". The album features singles "Show Stopper" and "Ride For You" plus other amazing R&B/Hip-Hop tracks such as "Hold Me Down", "One Shot", "Want It" and "Press Pause". "Danity Kane" is a remarkable album and I hope to get a follow-up very soon!

Paula DeAnda - Easy [Video]

The video for Paula's fab new single "Easy" premiered late last night. Over the past year, Paula has been slowly making a name for herself in the states and this is her fourth single from her self-titled debut album. Despite the album version featuring Lil' Wayne, the single/video features Bow Wow. I prefer Lil' Wayne's rap in the song, but the song is still brilliant without him. As for the video, Paula comes across really well and her dancing is on-point, but for a 17 year old - the video is very grown-up! Take a look at the video here...

Shayne Ward - If That's OK With You [Video]

Here's the video to Shayne Ward's new single "If That's OK With You". The video is brilliant and it's going to be a summer hit in my opinion. The HQ version of the song still hasn't leaked yet which is going to annoy my best friend Eve, who is Shayne's biggest fan. But for now, you can be enjoying the video...

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Kelly Rowland collapses in Nigeria

Kelly Rowland collapsed on stage last night whilst performing her hits at a concert in Nigeria. She was there promoting new album"Ms. Kelly", and reportedley collapsed due to dehyrdration and the heat of the country. Kelly has been promoting the album for about 2 months now and hasn't had a break and perhaps this is just nature's way of telling her to have a rest up. She has been flown back to the US to rest up before, sadly, returning to promote the CD. The video below is quite sad and you can tell the audience were horrified at what had just happend. Take a look for yourself...

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Kat DeLuna - 9 Lives [Album]

The tracklisting for Kat DeLuna's album "9 Lives" has been revealed, and despite only being 11 tracks - the set looks brilliant. There are some great titles from the tracklisting including "Run The Show" and "Animal", whilst current single "Whine Up" and last months leaked track "Am I Dreaming" also feature. Kat's reputation is growing and growing and I'm sure this album will do brilliant on the charts when released in August. Perhaps a UK release will follow later on in the year? For now, here's the tracklist and the cover for "9 Lives" can be seen above.

  1. "9 Lives (Intro)"
  2. "Run The Show"
  3. "Am I Dreaming"
  4. "Whine Up" (featuring Elephant Man)
  5. "Feel What I Feel"
  6. "Love Me, Leave Me"
  7. "In The End"
  8. "Love Confusion"
  9. "Animal"
  10. "Be Remembered"
  11. "Enjoy Saying Goodbye"

Nelly Furtado - Do It [Video]

Here's the HQ video for Nelly Furtado's new single "Do It". The video is really edgy and cool and I really enjoyed it. However, it doesn't feature the remixed part by Missy Elliot. "Do It" is the new US single whilst "In God's Hands" will serve as the next UK single (to be released in August).

Here's the "Do It" video...

Janet Jackson News

The rumours are true. Janet Jackson has signed with Island Def Jam. The label, responsible for major artists such as Mariah Carey and Rihanna, has been the best move Janet has made in the last couple of years and it's a big step. Having been with Virgin for almost 15 years, Janet finished her album deal last September when her ninth studio album "20 Y.O." was released. I'm a huge fan of Janet and she is my favourite singer and I think this is a step in the right direction. Def Jam are known for supporting their artists and Janet's next album, to be released Summer 2008, is to be her first release with the label. Janet's last two albums "Damita Jo" and "20 Y.O." didn't match the success of her previous albums and Virgin had completely lost interest in Janet, who was their biggest-selling artist.
Billboard magazine spoke with Jermaine Dupri (head of the urban division at Def Jam and also Janet's long-term boyfriend) and he revealed the following...

"She's on Island, but it's more or less [Def Jam CEO Antonio "L.A." Reid's] project," Dupri says. "I let him deal with that on a day-to-day basis. He's going to A&R that project, too. Janet's record is one that he's wanted to do for a long time. He's very passionate about it.

As for the direction of Jackson's as-yet-untitled album, Dupri says, "I don't really know what he's got in mind at this point. His past record isn't shabby so I'm going to let him do what he's going to do. I'm going to do [the new] Mariah [Carey album], and we're going to make it seem like we're in competition to see who's going to have the biggest album of the year."

This is great news for Janet. I suspect the rumored collaboration between Janet and Mariah Carey might actually become truth.
Janet has been working on her 10th studio album for the last 2 months and has collaborated with Ne-Yo, Pharrel and many other prestigious R&B/Hip-Hop artist - as well as long-term producers Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis.

Jennifer Lopez Single News

"Jennifer's new English single from her forthcoming English album will drop on AUGUST 7!! The song is indeed called "Hold It, Don’t Drop It" and it's produced by Midi Mafia."

A Jennifer Lopez official fansite, J.Lo Online, has confirmed details about Jennifer's upcoming english record. "Hold It, Don't Drop It" will be J.Lo's first english single in over 2 years and the upcoming record is expected to be upbeat and "danceable" according to Lopez herelf! Great news, I can't wait.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

KT Tunstall - Hold On [New Single]

Here's the first single off KT Tunstall's sophomore full-length album "Drastic Fantastic" (see album cover below). KT has been touring the world the past year or two making a name for herself and I'm sure this album, and the single, is going to be a worlwide smash.

Listen for yourself...

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Brandy - Sweet Nothings [New Track]

Brandy been off the scene musically for the past couple of years, and a track from her upcoming 5th album has leaked to the internet. Speculation insists that this won't feature on Brandy's album but it's a good song and it's good to hear Brandy's voice on a new track. The atmospheric/eerie ballad is very different to anything out there at the moment and could be a new direction Brandy is taking.

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Kelly Rowland - Tell Me [Unreleased Track]

"Tell Me" is an unreleased track from Kelly Rowland's latest album "Ms. Kelly". It's a brilliant track and would feature well on the album but wasn't chosen for some reason. Nevertheless, thanks to kevipod for putting the song on their page, and take a listen for yourself!

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Mariah Carey - I Feel It [Unreleased Track]

Producer Mahogany has premiered this unreleased Mariah Carey track on his myspace page. The producer, who also produced "Sprung" on Mariah's "The Emancipation Of Mimi" album, has been working with Mariah for her new album. This track, an uplifting soul song, and didn't feature of "Mimi" a couple of years ago but it's a great song anyway!

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Beyoncé - Get Me Bodied [Timbaland Remix]

Beyoncé new US single "Get Me Bodied" has been remixed by Timbaland and features rapper Fabolous. The song is a bit of a slow jam now and I think it's fantastic.

Check it out for yourself here...

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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Keyshia Cole - Let It Go [Video]

You might not know this but I've been loving Keyshia Cole's new track "Let It Go" for a while now, and I was so excited the video premiered late last night! The track, which features Missy Elliot and Lil' Kim, is already doing well on the Billboard Charts and the video doesn't dissapoint. The track and the video is a complete 90's throwback and I love it, watch it now...

Shayne Ward - If That's OK With You (Radio Rip) [New Single]

Shayne Ward has premiered his highly-anticipated new single on radio the other day and the song is excellent. It's a really great summer song and has a reggae feel to it, and seems to feature a little Chipmunk in the background! Shayne sounds great with this new sound and reviews of the album sound like this sophomore effort is going to be the worth the wait. The single is out in August and the album will follow shortly.

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Avril Lavigne - Hot [New Single]

Avril Lavigne's latest single from the mega-selling album "The Best Damn Thing" is "Hot". After "Girlfriend" and "When You're Gone", "Hot" will be the third single from the album and it's a great choice! I can imagine an amazing video and I'm sure this is going to be another smash for Avril! Enjoy!

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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Nelly Furtado feat. Missy Elliot - Do It (Remix) [New Single]

Thanks to kevipod for sharing a remix of Nelly Furtado's new US single "Do It". The track is set to be officially released as the fifth US single backed with the remix by Hip-Hop legend Missy Elliot. The track itself is no different to the album version, but of course features additional vocals by Missy. It's a great single but in the UK, the fifth single from Nelly's album "Loose" is "In Gods Hand" which isn't as excting as "Do It". But maybe the UK will be treated with a 6th single in August...who knows!

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Katharine McPhee - Love Story [Video]

The video for Kat's second single from her self-titled debut album has premiered on Yahoo. The video for "Love Story" is brilliant, one of the best pop video's I've seen in ages. It's gonna be a summer anthem for many and hopefully becomes a big hit on the Billboard Charts!
Take a look for yourself....

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Bad News: "New Britney Single"

It appears that yesterdays post about Britney's new single being released to radio was all a hoax. The single was expected to be heard this morning but wasn't. I'm sure this is going to disapoint Britney's plethora of fans, but I'm not suprised. I still don't think Britney is ready with this new record yet, and when she is - she will premiere the first single in a big way, not just on the radio!

Kelly Clarkson - Sober [Live Performance]

Here's a fantastic live performance of the second single from Kelly's smash album "My December". Sober is a really dark song, Kelly puts so much emotion into her performances and her voice is so powerful. The song was officially sent to US radio today and I'm hoping that this will be a smash hit all over the world. I admit I didn't like this at first, but I really like it now and hope it does well. Enjoy!

Monday, July 09, 2007

Britney Spears New Single?

Britney's record label Jive has apparently sent a two-track CD to radio stations in the US featuring Britney's new single. "Get Back" is reportedly to be premiered on US radio TODAY!
Not sure if this is true or just a rumour, but I will keep you updated.
Here's the pic of the supposed CD single for Britney's new single....

Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Today The Sun's On Us [Video]

The video for SEB's third single from her "Trip The Light Fantastic" album was premiered on B4 a couple of days ago. The track, titled "Today The Sun's On Us", is very different to what we usually hear from Sophie - and I'm not too keen on it. It's a good pop/rock ballad, but there are other tracks on the album which are so much better, such as "Only One" - a personal favourite of mine. Anyway, here's a a 3 minute clip from the video....Enjoy!

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Hilary Duff - Stranger [Live Performance]

Its clear to see how Hilary Duff has grown up in the last couple of years. Her look is more stylish and her live performances just keep on getting better. First single from her current album "Dignity" was titled "With Love, and was a huge worldwide hit - and Hilary performed it live at every possible oppurtunity. Her peformances were brilliant and I'm sure her 2007 world tour this summer will be a total sell-out tour. Now the second official single from "Dignity" is the amazing yet haunting track "Stranger". Here she is performing fantastically at the Today Show in America... Enjoy!

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Timbaland - The Way I Are [Promo CD]

Timbaland's second single from the "Timbaland Presents Shock Value" album is already climbing the charts all over the world, and currently sits at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100. The promo CD has been released which features 6 versions of the amazing track, and the mixes are brilliant. I love this song, and Keri Hilson and DOE are great guests on the single. Download the CD after the tracklisting....

Timbaland - The Way I Are (Promo CD)
1. The Way I Are [Radio Mix]
2. The Way I Are [Extended Mix]
3. The Way I Are [French Mix]
4. The Way I Are [Rock Mix]
5. The Way I Are [Accapella]
6. The Way I Are [Instrumental]

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Friday, July 06, 2007

Nicole Scherzinger featuring T.I - Whatever You Like [New Single]

The highly anticipated debut solo single from Nicole Scherzinger leaked today. The track, which features rapper T.I, is hot first single - and very different to the materiel we are used to hearing Nicole on. Taken from her debut album, titled "Her Name Is Nicole", the Pussycat Dolls lead single has done well with this. The album drops later this year and sets to feature a track with Akon. Enjoy!

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Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Christina Aguilera Pregnant

Christina Aguilera is expecting her first child with husband Jordan Bratman, as confirmed by E! News. The couple have been happily married for almost 3 years now and its great they're having a baby. Does this mean we have to wait a while until we hear any new materiel from Christina after the 4 year gap between the last albums? I hope not. But for now, congratulations to them!

Monday, July 02, 2007

Ciara - Can't Leave 'Em Alone [Video]

The video for Ciara's new single "Can't Leave 'Em Alone" premiered today. The vid, which features 50 Cent, is the perfect summer hip-hop jam, and the video reflects this. Ciara's performance is hot and she looks brilliant. Take a look for yourself...

Beyoncé - Green Light [New Single]

"Green Light", which featurs on B's sophomore album B'Day, is set to be the next single for the British market. It will be released on the 30th July backed by a remix by the Freemasons. The beside will be "If", which also features on the Deluxe Edition of B'Day.

I really love this track, but I really think Beyoncé has mucked up the singles up from this album. She has confused the public with the release of the videos from the B'Day Anthology album with "Ring The Alarm" and "Suga Mama" being played regularly on UK music channels - but never getting released. Nevertheless, I'm sure this song is going to be another smash for Beyoncé and the video is one of the best from the B'Day Anthology.

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Sunday, July 01, 2007

Kat DeLuna - Am I Dreaming [New Track]

Upcoming US singer Kat DeLuna is already in the top 50 of the Billboard Hot 100 with her debut track "Whine Up" and is preparing to release her debut album "9 Lives" on August 7th.
"Am I Dreaming" leaked this weekend and is set to feature on the album, and it's really good. Kat reminds me of Rihanna back when "Music Of The Sun" was released - its summery, its fun and it's great to dance to. Enjoy!

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