Monday, June 30, 2008

CrazyCoolMusic - Poll Update!

For the month of June, the Pussycat Dolls were given the title of being CrazyCoolMusic's Artist Of The Month. After a month of voting, the reader's of CrazyCoolMusic have decided that Ashanti deserves the title for the sunny month of July! Here's how the voting went...

Jessica Simpson
9 (9%)
Lindsay Lohan
24 (24%)
17 (17%)
34 (35%)
13 (13%)

August AOTM Poll is up now! Get voting!

Roisin Murphy - Movie Star [Video]

Take a look at Roisin Murphy's new video for "Movie Star". The track is the fourth single to be taken from the singer's sophomore album "Overpowered".
Don't forget to review/comment the video!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Miley Cyrus - 7 Things [Video Premiere]

The video for Miley Cyrus' new single "7 Things" premiered today. The rock-inspired track has an angsty teen-rock video and I really like it - Miley is so beautiful. Take a look!
Give a review of the video!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Janet's tour selling well!

Janet Jackson's first tour in 7 years is selling fantastically according to the company running the show, LiveNation. In fact, it's such a sell-out that Madonna hasn't even sold as many tickets as Janet. That's great news for Janet, who's last album "Discipline" hasn't sold well at all! Have a read of this....

Madonna's ticket sales may have gotten off to a slow start, but Janet Jackson's are doing fine, claims Live Nation, their concert-tour company.

Jackson is hitting the road to promote her latest CD, "Discipline", which hasn't fared well on the charts since its February release.

But hopes are still high for Jackson's tour at Live Nation, where the chairman left last week after criticism that he was paying stars too much for the return. "She's a tour record-breaker, having grossed more than $100 million in her career".

So why is Jackson apparently selling well while only half of the seats at Madonna's L.A. show have been sold? Her tickets are cheaper than Madonna's, ranging from $46 to $126 at the Izod Center in New Jersey, for example, where Jackson performs Oct. 17. And unlike Madonna, who almost always favors her new material in shows, Jackson is willing to do the fan-favorite hits.

"We're very happy with the ticket sales," said a Live Nation spokesman. "She hasn't complained about us. Thank God."

Thoughts/comments on the news?

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Jessica Simpson on The View

Jessica Simpson gave an interview on The View today, discussing pretty much everything. The girls talked about Jessica's music, acting and fashion label, as well as her sister Ashlee, boyfriend Tony and her friendship with fellow country singer Dolly Parton. It was also revealed that Jessica's new album will be titled "Do You Know", which is also a track on the album written by Dolly Parton herself.
Thoughts on the interview/news?

Jennifer Hudson - Spotlight [Music Video]

Here's the video premiere of "Spotlight" by Jennifer Hudson. The video premiered at the BET Awards and I love the video, take a look!
Thoughts/comments on the video?

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Michelle Williams - Unexpected [Album Cover]

Michelle Williams - Unexpected.
The Cover: Hit or Miss?

Danity Kane - Damaged [Live @ Nashville Star]

Pop group Danity Kane performed their smash hit single "Damaged" on Nashville Star, a country show in the US. Although the song is strictly un-country, the performance went down well with the audience!
Your thoughts on the performance?

Monday, June 23, 2008

Jennifer Hudson - Spotlight [Behind the scenes!]

Here's an exclusive clip of Behind the scenes footage of Jennifer Hudson's latest video "Spotlight". The track itself will serve as the lead single from her full-length debut album, to be released in the Autumn. Take a look!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Lil' Mama - What It Is [Video]

The video for Lil' Mama's latest single "What It Is (Strike A Pose" premiered today. The track, which features T-Pain, is the fifth track lifted from Mama's "VYP" album. Take a look!
Thoughts/comments on the video?

Keyshia Cole - Heavent Sent

Keyshia Cole performed her hit "Heaven Sent" live on the David Letterman show. Her performance was truly beautiful, Keyshia is without a doubt one of greatest R&B singers in recent years and her voice is truly outstanding. Meanwhile, "Heaven Sent" is close to top 40 in the U.S. whilst already #1 on R&B Charts.
Thoughts/comments on the performance?

Rihanna performs on the Today Show

Bajan singer Rihanna performed on the Today Show in New York this week to promote her latest record, a re-issue of her 2007 album "Good Girl Gone Bad". You can see the video for "Take A Bow" above and I have to say, I really enjoyed the performance. Brilliant! In other news, the re-issue is set to debut on the U.S. chart with album sales of over 50,000! Fantastic news for an album over a year old!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Michelle Williams on TRL!

Michelle Williams made an appearance on TRL to promote her new single "We Break The Dawn" and forthcoming album "Unexpected". Damn, she's funny! I love her personality, she's so fun and energetic and was a huge hit with the audience. Michelle revealed the inspiration for her album, talked about her remix with Flo Rida and revealed the cover of the album! Take a look at the clip!
Any thoughts/comments?

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Ting Tings - Shut Up And Let Me Go [Video]

Catch the video for the Ting Tings' latest single "Shut Up And Let Me Go". The track is already featured on an advert for iTunes and has already charted in both the UK and the US. The band, who recently hit the #1 spot in the UK with "That's Not My Name", look set to match the success of the song with this fantastic pop/rock track. These are going to be huge!
Thoughts/Comments on the video?

Check This Out: Mariah's Migrate Cover

Pretty much unknown act Dave Patten has recorded a cover version of Mariah Carey's track "Migrate", which features on her latest album "E=MC2". The cover is actually surprisingly great and brings something new to the table. The original track is more of a R&B/Hip-Hop inspired track whereas Dave's version has a strictly acoustic/easy listening vibe.
Your thoughts??

Monday, June 16, 2008

Rihanna releases Tour DVD

Rihanna has released her first DVD: Good Girl Gone Bad Live. The DVD is footage of her tour as the Headling act around the world, and was released this week. Go get it!

Concert Setlist

  1. Introduction, Pon De Replay
  2. Break It Off
  3. Let Me
  4. Rehab
  5. Breakin' Dishes
  6. Is This Love (Bob Marley Cover)
  7. Kisses Don't Lie

Outfit Change

  1. Scratch
  2. SOS(Rescue Me)
  3. Good Girl Gone Bad
  4. Hate That I Love You
  5. Unfaithful
  6. Sell Me Candy

Outfit Change

  1. DJ Kevmo/Don't Stop The Music
  2. Push Up On Me
  3. Shut Up And Drive

Outfit Change

  1. Question Existing
  2. Umbrella,
Any thoughts/comments?

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Samantha Mumba Vs. Mickey Modele - Gotta Tell You 20008 [Video]

Here's the official music video for Samantha Mumba's comeback track. Her debut single "Gotta Tell You" has been remixed by Mickey Modele and is to be released this summer. The dance track isn't as good as the original version but with the right promotion, it could be big! Take a look.
Your thoughts?

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Ashanti - Good Good [Live Performance]

Ashanti was on Jay Leno in promotion for new album "The Decleration". She performed her latest single "Good Good" and the performance was fantastic. The track is one of my favourites on the album and hopefully should do well in the charts! Take a look!
Any comments on the performance?

Vanessa Hudgens - Sneakernight [Video]

Here is the brand new video from Vanessa Hudgens "Sneakernight". The track is a fantastic pure pop track and is taken from her sophomore album "Identified", which is out in July.
Thoughts on the track/video?

Missy Elliot - Best, Best [Single Cover]

Check out the official cover for Missy Elliot's new single "Best, Best". The Danja produced track is the first single from Missy's forthcoming album "The Block Party". It's the first album from Missy since 2005's "The Cookbook" and I can't wait to hear the album!
Liking the cover?

Pussycat Dolls - When I Grow Up [Music Video]

oooooh-wee! The Pussycat Dolls are back with a brand new hit and a brand new video for latest single "When I Grow Up". The video is fantastic, probably their best video to date. The choreography is on point and the girls are looking fantastic!
- In other PCD news, the girls new album is now titled "Doll Domination" instead of provisional title "To Those Who Wait".
Your thoughts on the video?

Jewel - I Do [Music Video]

Here's the music video for Jewel's new single "I Do". The video is great, and the single itself is from Jewel's country album "Perfectly Clear".
- In other Jewel news, "Perfectly Clear" debuts at #1 in the U.S Country Album Chart and #8 on Billboard 200 with sales of just under 50,000! Go Jewel :]
Thoughts on the video?

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Amerie signed to Def Jam label

R&B singer Amerie has left Columbia records and has signed a 3 album deal with Def Jam records, part of the Island group. Def Jam, home to Rihanna, Mariah Carey and Jane Jackson, has a successful past in making R&B artists big in the industry. After 3 modestly successful albums, could Amerie be the next big thing since Rihanna? Here is the news confirmed:
The 1 Thing hitmaker has parted ways with Columbia Records and inked a deal with Def Jam, the company that secured the massive track Umbrella for Rihanna last year (07), catapulting her to global fame.
And Amerie, who has previously released two albums to moderate success, is hoping the new contract with Def Jam will help boost her career to even greater heights.
Your thoughts?

Nelly feat. JD + Ciara - Stepped On My J's [Video]


Nelly's latest single is "Stepped On My J's" and the track features JD and Ciara. The song is decent enough, it's a catchy tune but the video is surprisingly brilliant! Ciara makes a fantastic appearance in the video and her verse is highly memorable. The track is the 3rd single from Nelly's forthcoming album "Brass Knuckles",to be released in August.
Your thoughts/comments on the video?

Janet Jackson - Rockwitchu Tour Promo

Watch this ad on U.S. television promoting Janet Jackson's new tour, "The Rockwitchu Tour". The Tour starts off in Vancouver and it's still unsure whether Janet will be paying a visit to Europe as of yet. This will be Janet's first tour since 2001's All For You Tour.
Going to the tour?

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Miley Cyrus - Breakout [Official Tracklist]

Here is the official tracklisting for Miley Cyrus' debut solo album "Breakout". The album will be released on July 22nd, with "7 Things" as the lead single.
01. Breakout
02. 7 Things
03. Driveaway
04. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
05. Full Circle
06. Fly On The Wall
07. Bottom Of The Ocean
08. Wake Up America
09. Four Walls
10. Simple Song
11. Goodbye
12. See You Again (Rock Mafia Remix)
Will you be buying this album?

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Britney Spears - Radar [Cover?]

Britney Spears is preparing the release of her latest single "Radar" from her 5th album "Blackout". The track which will be the fourth single from the album, and the above cover has been floating around the internet - with many sources quoting this is the official cover. In other news, it's announced that Britney will be directing the video for "Radar" and the shoot will take place in London this month.
Your thoughts?

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Monrose - Strike The Match [Live]

German pop group Monrose peformed their latest single "Strike The Match" live at the final of German's Next Top Model. Like always, the girls' gave a cracking performance - take a look!
Thoughts/comments on the performance?

Jordin Sparks - One Step At A Time [Video]

The fourth official video+ single from Jordin Sparks' album is "One Step At A Time". The mid-tempo track was performed at the American Idol Final last week, and was greeted to a positive audience. This is no doubt be another huge hit for Jordin and it's a great track. Take a look at the video!
Any thoughts/comments on the video?

Madonna - Give It 2 Me [Single Cover]

Here's the official cover of Madonna's new single "Give It 2 Me". The track is out for the summer and I'm really liking this cover - it's funky :)
Your thoughts on the cover?

Friday, June 06, 2008

Estelle - No Substitute Love [Video]

Estelle - No Substitute Love

Here's the video for Estelle's latest single "No Substitute Love". The track is the third official single from her second album "Shine", and the video features a cameo from none other than Kelly Rowland. The single is out in the UK on July 7th, take a look at the video!
Your thoughts on the video?

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

CrazyCoolMusic - Poll Update!

Congratulations to the Pussycat Dolls, who you voted to be June's Artist Of The Month.
July's Artist Of The Month will, of course, be voted by you - so make sure you all vote!

Here are the full results from the last poll:
Pussycat Dolls - 55%
Jesse McCartney - 19%
Alanis Morrissette - 14%
Donna Summer - 8%
Chanté Moore - 2%

Leona Lewis covers Blender.

Here's the new cover of Blender magazine, where British superstar is the coverstar. She looks stunning and I adore the picture, but the "Look Out Mariah" caption is ridiculous. I think Leona has a long way to go before she reaches the dizzy heights of Mariah's success - but we'll see!
Your thoughts on the picture?

Monday, June 02, 2008

Pussycat Dolls - When I Grow Up [Live @ MTV Movie Awards]

Wow! Pussycat Dolls completely stole the show at this year's MTV Movie Awards. The show, which aired last night, was a great night - and for me, the Doll's performance of "When I Grow Up" was the complete highlight. So much energy and brilliant vocals from the Girls!
Any thoughts?

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Blast From The Past: Jewel

Today's Blast From The Past is Jewel, who's latest album "Perfectly Clear" will be released on June 3rd. Jewel has had a successful career since the release of her first album in 1995, "Pieces Of You". That album remains one of the best selling albums in the U.S., going 14 times platinum. I'm a big fan of Jewel and also of her video's. Above is the video for "Break Me", Jewel's single from 2001 and from the "This Way" album. Take a look -- and enjoy ;)
What are your thoughts on Jewel?

Miley Cyrus - Breakout [Album Cover]

Disney Superstar Miley Cyrus is releasing her first album without her alter-ego Hannah Montana aboard. The album, aptly titled "Breakout", will be released in July and you can see the album cover above. Enjoy!
Any thoughts on the cover?