Thursday, August 28

Music Video: Can't Believe It | T-Pain

I still am not a fan of this song but T-Pain sure does know how to make money & use it wisely.


What do you think?

Solange Gets Feisty

Solange Knowles snaps at a reporter? Really?
I kinda don't blame her. if i was in her shoes, I'd hate having Beyonce mentioned all the time.That reporter mentioned B's name like twice. Annoying. Solange just got 5 more cool points.

T.I & Rihanna: Live Your Life

Oh My Gosh! The biggest Crossover hit of Rihanna's career? I'm really loving the vocoder or autotune thing going on here. T.I. brings the swag here. Def. check this out.


Live Your Life - T.I. f/ Rihanna


What do you think?

Friday, August 22

Music Video: Official Girl | Cassie

With all the hype surrounding this music video, I was expecting something bloody magnificent. It fell short a couple drops of blood though. Cassie looks amazingly sexy (as usual) & Lil' Wayne is well..Lil' Wayne. The video is good but doesn't compare to 'Long Way 2 Go'. One thing Cassie, so little clothes?

What do you think?

Music Video: Miss Independent | Ne-Yo

With Lauren London, Gabrielle Union and Keri Hilson in one music video what reason is there not to watch? Well, besides Ne-Yo being in it. LOL. Poor chap. Check out the video below.

What do you think?

T.I. And Rihanna To Join Forces At The VMAs

MTV has already announced T.I. and Rihanna as performers for this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. However, we hear that in addition to her own solo performance of “Disturbia,” Rihanna will join T.I. for the first-ever performance of their collaboration “Live Your Life,” the new single off T.I.’s "Paper Trail".

The 2008 MTV VMAs will air live on September 7th at 9 p.m. from Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood.

Source: Rap-Up

What do you think?

Music Lesson #3

Back in 1998, Bryan Adams was a very well-respected, hit-making artist. In that very year he released 'When You're Gone' which featured Melanie C of the Spice Girls. The song peaked at number three at the UK singles chart and spent 15 weeks in the UK Top 40, with nine of these in the Top 10. It's one of my favourites & I hope you like it.

When You're Gone - Bryan Adams & Melanie C

On another note, congratulations to Melanie C who recently confirmed her pregnancy. Now all the Spice Girls will be Spice Mothers.

Music Video: So What | P!nk

I am very very impressed with P!nk. The video is great. But I wasn't expecting any less. After all in 2006, 'Stupid Girl' was my favourite music video. So enjoy this masterpiece! A nominee for Video Of The Year at the 2009 VMA's?

The song is already breaking records in Australia and is currently the 3rd best selling song in the U.S. iTunes Store. As previously reported, P!nk will be performing 'So What' at the 2008 VMA's.

What do you think?

Music Video: Goodnight Goodnight | Maroon 5

Here's the next single & video from "It Won't Be Soon Before Long" by M5, 'Goodnight Goodnight'. Love it.
What do you think?

Just Stand Up

You can listen to the song above in the video. Remember this song's sales go forward to help fight cancer. So buy it on iTunes, Sept. 2nd! I really love it. It will def. go down in the record books as one of the biggest female collabos ever.
What do you think?

More VMA Performances Confirmed

Rihanna is back for another performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, along with Pink, Paramore and T.I., who will be making his first appearance at a major awards show since his arrest right before an awards ceremony last year.

The VMAs are set for Sept. 7 in Los Angeles with British comedian Russell Brand as the host. Performers already announced include the Jonas Brothers, Lil Wayne and Kid Rock.

Rihanna, who appeared with Chris Brown to sing her song "Umbrella" at last year's VMAs, is slated to perform her No. 1 hit "Disturbia"; Paramore plans to sing "Misery Business," while Pink is scheduled to showcase her new song "So What."

"I can't wait," Pink said Thursday, adding that she plans to "blow stuff up."


Another Week In Disturbia

Rihanna remains on top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts this week with 'Disturbia', narrowly edging out David Archuleta's 'Crush' which debuted at number 2 thanks to some downloads of around 166,000.

In other chart news Rihanna has gotten her first number one on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart jumping 3-1 with 'Take A Bow'. Rihanna really is a chart monster these days years. Congrats.


Tuesday, August 19

Female Pop Stars To Unite In Song For Cancer

What would it sound like if 15 of the hottest female singers joined voices? The answer will be revealed Sept. 2.

That's when "Just Stand Up" hits airwaves and iTunes. The song features Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Rihanna, Fergie, Sheryl Crow, Miley Cyrus, Melissa Etheridge, Ashanti, Natasha Bedingfield, Keyshia Cole, Ciara, Leona Lewis, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood. All sales of the star-studded single will benefit cancer research.

The charity tune was conceived by Antonio "L.A." Reid, who produced it with longtime creative colleague Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds.

All 15 singers will share the stage to perform the song live on Sept. 5 during the "Stand Up to Cancer" television special, set to air simultaneously on ABC, NBC and CBS. Other stars expected to turn out for the hour-long fund- and awareness-raising program include Jennifer Aniston, Lance Armstrong, Katie Couric, Sally Field, Salma Hayek, Meryl Streep, Forest Whitaker and Reese Witherspoon.

Founded in 2007, Stand Up to Cancer is a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation that calls on entertainment-industry people and platforms to help fight cancer.

Source: Billboard

Not only is this news positive but it's great as well - hey that's the same thing, lol. But I'm very excited to see the outcome. Be sure to tune in for the show & more info on the song will come later.

What do you think?

Sunday, August 17

Keisha Chante To Play Aaliyah In Biopic?

According to reports,20 year old Canadian R&B Singer,Keisha Chante has been cast to play Aaliyah in her biopic.The movie will begin production in August 2008 and should hit theaters sometime in 2009.Below are few promotional pictures of Keishia Chante.

Source: MWZA

This is really very interesting! Keisha does actually look quite like Aaliyah. If this rumour is true then I'm definitely gonna be watching it. Hopefully it'll be as good as or better than Selena.

What do you think?

Music Video: Watch Dis | Plies

I love me some Plies! This man is just the best at sexing up hip-hop right now. It's great.

I'm not sure if it's a single but Plies did say he was making music videos for all his songs. Plies' 3rd studio album is due in December & is to be entitled "The Realest".
What do you think?

Pussycat Dolls' Domination Plans Pushed Back A Week

All you PCD fanatics are gonna have to wait a week later for their second studio album as it has been moved from a September 16th release to a September 23rd date. No fear, a week flies like a swift in music. And if I'm right, the album might leak before or on the 16th.

What do you think?

Monica Says She's Still Standing

If Monica can release an awesomely awesome song like 'Everytime Tha Beat Drop' & get nowhere then I doubt she'll make much progress with 'Still Standing'.

I'm not saying I don't like it but I don't think radio will. She really needs to have another 'The Boy Is Mine' moment. Otherwise homegirl is gonna be stuck with Rocko singing 'umma do me'.

Still Standing (feat. Ludacris) - Monica

What do you think?

Saturday, August 16

Sugababes Live At The V Festival

The Sugababes were recently at the 2008 V Festival in the UK. They performed some of their hits but what I have for you is the ones of 'About You Now' & 'Freak Like Me'. I love these girls. I was hoping for a performance of 'Girls' but I guess that will be a larger televised event maybe?

About You Now

Freak Like Me

What do you think?

Music Video: My Life | The Game

Some Game, some Wayne & some nice beats. Here's the video for one of the most downloaded tracks on iTunes right now. The Game's album "L.A.X." is out August 26th. Expect a review on this blog soon.

What do you think?

Music Video: Cookie Jar | Gym Class Heroes

Cookie Jar! Gym Class Heroes & The-Dream! Awesome combination. Nice video. Check it out.

What do you think?

Funny Rihanna, Funny

Rihanna on her her relationship with Chris Brown:

I love it, that was a nice one.
What do you think?

Music Video: Sandcastle Disco | Solange

OMG! I love Solange. I want to just spoil her with luxuries and do her laundry. LOL. Not really. But this girl is really bringing it. 'Sandcastle Disco' is the next single and this joint is fireee, It's just as good or better than 'I Decided' & I loved that.

The video is great! Colourful & constantly lively! Solange is so creative - she directed or produced it herself. I definitely can't wait for the album to drop.

What do you think?

Friday, August 15

Sugababes Are Coming With Girls

The Sugababes are back & ready to deliver with the lead single from their forthcoming sixth studio album! 'Girls' is the first single out from the set and so far all we have is a radio rip.

The song is funky and very enjoyable. It's quite unexpected, nothing like the electronic/pop scene in the last album "Change". Hopefully, the song will top the charts in the U.K. & maybe the girls will branch out to the US. Fingers crossed. Check it out!

Girls - Sugababes (Radio Rip)

What do you think?

Chris Brown Upset Over Leaked Music

New Chris Brown music has been popping up on the Web -- and the singer is not happy about it. The 19-year-old is frustrated that fans have been listening to a song called "Electric Guitar" that's supposed to be off his third album, due out next year.

"I'm mad that it's leaked," he told the Associated Press in a recent interview. "The record's not finished. It's supposed to be me and Rihanna's duet."

"Electric Guitar" would be yet another collaboration between Brown and his rumored girlfriend. He appeared on a remix to her smash hit "Umbrella" last year, and he's listed as a co-writer on her latest No. 1 hit, "Disturbia."

"It's fun being creative and even if you have a concept in your head to write about, you can write it and give it to someone else because it might not personally fit you, but it might be an idea you have," said Brown. "So with (Rihanna) that was an idea I had. I just wanted to go totally left and kind of weird, and that's what I threw at her."

Source: Billboard

Okay, now I'm upset as well. Electric Guitar is one hot, hot record. Hopefully this just means he'll go and make an even better song.

What do you think?

Rihanna & Chris Brown Dominate The Charts

This week on the Billboard Hot 100, Rihanna is number one with 'Disturbia'. This gives her fourth number one on the chart after three years, two months and two weeks of charting. Chris Brown is number 2 with 'Forever'; perfectly seated beneath his girl & Katy Perry is cozy at number 3, finally off the top spot.


Other cool chartings were M.I.A.'s 'Paper Planes' which jumep 11 spots to 5 & Keri Hilson's 'Energy' which debuted at 90.

On the album side of things, Rihanna's 'Good Girl Gone bad' was the greatest sales gainer moving 12-9 with 44,000. Lloyd debuted at 7 with 51,000 copies sold and the Mamma Mia Soundtrack took the top spot with 130,000 copies.

Brandy Is Right Here

After waiting a very long time, the next official Brandy single, 'Right Here (Departed)' is here. 'Afrodisiac', Brandy's last album underperformed and was also very much unappreciated. Personally it's one of the best albums of the decade.

Right Here is a really nice up-tempo song that really showcases Ms. Norwood's vocals. I'm not too sure how radio will respond to it. All my best wishes go out to Brandy though; if anybody in the game deserves success, it's this chick.

Right Here (Departed) - Brandy

What do you think?

Thursday, August 14

Solange Loves Crazy Fans

As I said before, I love me some Solange. This girl is so real/so funny. Performing at Soul Picnic 2008 this month she was joined on stage by a crazy fan and when security tried to escort him off Solange stopped them & let him stay for the remainder of the performance. She even danced with the guy! I love this woman!

What do you think?

Wednesday, August 13

Just For Laughs: Beyonce Vs. Rihanna For President

There is an amazingly funny parody of Rihanna and Beyonce going head to head to win presidency of the United States. It's hilarious. The Rihanna part is the funniest, you guys just have to watch it. Words couldn't suffice but I'm still laughing.

You like?

In Case You Missed It..

Download: September - Cry For You

Download: Whatever You Like - T.I.

Download: Need U Bad (feat. Missy Elliott) - Jazmine Sullivan

Once Again, Rihanna & Chris Brown

Isn't it just cute? Check out the lovebirds in Barbados.

Yung Berg And His Business On 106 & Park

Yung Berg and his signee Casha hit up 106 & Park this Tuesday and gave a performance of The Business. Berg was brilliantly entertaining but Casha looked like a lost cow trying to find her farm. With time she will grow though. I love her voice.


Tuesday, August 12

Music Video: Champion | Kanye West

I love this! Really creative and the timing is perfect for the 2008 Summer Olympics. Definitely check it out.

What do you think?

Album Review: Girlicious - Girlicious

Release Date: August 12, 2008 (Canada)

First of all let me say that I'm a huge Girlicious fan before I go off praising these girls for what is bound to be one of the best and most enjoyable albums by a group in the last couple years. Nichole, Chrystina, Tiffanie and Natalie have molded themselves into the perfect combination of sassy, sexy, classy and talented. With different vocal styles each girl represents a special and unique part of today's musical demand. I love them all - because they're Girlicious. And now the review begins..

The first song on the album is 'Do About It' and this song is just perfect for summer. It could easily be a single as it's amazing dance vibe just pounds right through the speakers. 'Baby Doll', which is supposed to be the second single has one the catchiest choruses I've heard in a very long time. Then the amazing hook makes me think this is a better version of 'Shut Up & Drive'. If things go naturally this song could very well reach the top of the charts in Canada and the US alike, making it their first hit there.

'Liar Liar' which features Flo Rida, is definitely one of the most urban songs on the album with thumping bass and soft lyrics that are played well, fitting with the theme of the song. These girls are good vocal actresses as well. 'Here I Am' was a completely unexpected track as the girls had some rock up in there. It's beautiful, starting with Tiff's vocals which were softer than usual and I loved that.

Of course they're some fairly weak sounds on the album. For Girlicious though, their weak means that it isn't 5 stars, just 4 or so. 'Cause the album is that great. 'Save The World' is okay but I'm not sure it was necessary to place it on the album. Also, 'Mirror' really didn't appeal much to my ears.

'The Way We Were' is a beautiful ballad-like/poppy song which features only Nichole's voice (but some smooth backups from the rest). 'Radio' is very intriguing and I fell in love with it as more of the song progressed. There is of course 'Like Me' which was one the best songs to grace radio and television for 2008. The most surprising track: 'My Boo'. This one is old schooooool! I loved it once the first 2 seconds came on. My take is that Girlicious should release 'Still In Love' now before summer ends as it is excellent and has the appeal to take it to number one.

At the end of a very enjoyable album all I can do is smile and put the whole thing on Repeat. I only wish that Chrystina would've gotten more spots or at least better spots on the album. Her vocals definitely shine and would be perfect to start off a Girlicious breakthrough single.

Album Highlights

Like Me

Baby Doll

Do About It

Liar Liar (feat. Flo Rida)

Still In Love (feat. Sean Kingston)

Album Rating: [4.5/5]

What do you think?

Chris Brown & Rihanna In Barbados

I don't believe they were here and I missed them. Here are pics from the airport. These two never miss a chance to be together. They're just killing everybody. Are they together? (Duh) Are they not together? Well one day these two will come out of the closet.

Awesome, right?

Saturday, August 9

Music Lesson #2

I had a hard time choosing the song for the latest Music Lesson, so I just put my music on Shuffle and eventually this song found me.  Probably one of the best must-dance-to songs ever. That song is.....


...Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) by C+C Music Factory from back in 1990! Most people would know it by the 'everybody dance now!' shout out. So guys, if you don't have it download it.

The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 & has been used several times on television and in movies.

Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) - C+C Music Factory

Rihanna & Duffy Shopping

They make a cute pair! Two hit makers, Duffy & Rihanna were seen shopping for shoes in Barney's. So maybe this sighting will mean that those Rihanna inspired ideas of a Rihanna-Duffy-Amy Winehouse collabo (maybe not so much the Amy part) will come to life. Exciting!

Solange Performs In The UK But Forgot To Look In The Mirror

My dear Solange! What are you wearing? Loved the performance (I Decided) but hated the style. Anyways, nothing could make me un-love you.

Music Video: Can't Find The Words | Karina Pasian

An okay video and an okay song for an exceptional singer. My best wishes go out to Karina Pasian in her future musical endeavours as I fear she may not succeed at Def Jam.

Friday, August 8

Album Review: A Little Bit Longer - Jonas Brothers

"A Little Bit Longer" is the third studio album to be released by the Jonas Brothers. Probably the most popular boy band in the U.S. in this era, their new album is expected to open with huge sales & to be packed with loveable teen pop jams. But is it?

Expecting majorly annoying Disney pop music I went into this album with a skeptical frame of mind. After listening to the whole thing I have to say that I am thoroughly impressed.

The brothers are very, very good writers, co-writing every song on the album and I can't even say I'm disappointed with their outcomes. Even 'Video Girl' - which is probably the  most expected song from teenyboppers - manages to mix appealing lyrics, a catchy chorus, great instrumentals & of course the boys' vocals well.

First single 'Burnin' Up' is obviously catchy (hence it's heavy radio airplay - I can't count the downloads 'cause that's due to those little Disney addicts lol). The choruses in each song are very well done. 'Sorry' which is a standout track sounds like if old school Backstreet Boys were resurrected.

However, the best song on the album is easily 'A Little Bit Longer'. Nothing even comes close to it. I'll give props to 'Tonight' & 'Burnin' Up' for trying.

One would ask if it's time to take the crown away from the BSB/N'Sync but I'd tell them that the Jonas Brothers are so much more than what they were. Teenage boys playing guitar? Singing? Making records? I'm on my way go get them specially made crowns and come right back.

Album Highlights

A Little Bit Longer

Pushin' Me Away

Burnin' Up



Album Rating: [4/5]

What do you think?

Doll Domination Album Cover

Interesting concept. Sad to say that most people don't know anyone's name but Nichole's so the letters on the bikes don't make much of a difference. Either way, it's a very nice album cover.

What do you think?

Wednesday, August 6

P!nk Says 'So What'

A good week for music! Oh my, P!nk' 'So What' is sooo killin' it. It's like she took 'Stupid Girls' and had it mutated. It's a really good song! The lyrics suggest P!nk's telling her ex-husband that she's over it and that she's much better off now. A definite recommended download. Top 5 - Hot 100, maybe even number one?

So What - P!nk (webrip)




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I Just Had To Wait A Little Bit Longer For A Great Jonas Brothers Song

'A Little Bit Longer' is the title track from Jonas Brothers' forthcoming sophomore album and it features only the vocals of Nick Jonas.

This song is a perfect pop jewel and is exactly what was needed for the revival of the boy band movement. Assuming that the song is added to Top 40 radio, I think the JB have a surefire hit. I have never been so moved by the whole Disney thing before.

A Little Bit Longer - Jonas Brothers

What do you think?

Tuesday, August 5

Lady GaGa's Short Film: 'The Fame'

Lady GaGa is officially the most interesting pop specimen alive.

Sunday, August 3

Case - New Beyoncé?

Somebody's gonna have to tell me if this is a new Beyoncé song. I sure have never heard it before. 'Case' is a very fiery song and sounds like it was on a mixtape for a hip-hop party. One question, when did B start rapping?

Case - Beyoncé

What do you think?

Behind The Scenes: Don't Turn Back | Colby O'Donis

UPDATE: Music Video

I'm liking the song 'Don't Turn Back', the second single from Colby O'Donis. This guy's talented & hopefully Akon does some good promos for him.

To see Behind The Scenes footage from the 'Don't Turn Back' music video, CLICK HERE.

Download these:

Don't Turn Back - Colby O'Donis

What You Got (Feat. Akon) - Colby O'Donis

What do you think?

Chris Brown's Doublemint Commercial

Need fresh breath? Watch this video. lol. Right. The ad's cool. I like the 'doublemint doublemint' part at the end. Chris & Rihanna are really on their way to being a very wealthy couple.

What do you think?

Cassie & Lil' Wayne Talk About 'Official Girl'

August 22nd guys, the release of Cassie's 'Official Girl', the video with the accompaniment of Lil' Wayne.

Also Cassie recently took the cover of Complex magazine and had some very saucy shots inside as well.


Rihanna Keeps It Poppin' With Chris


Saturday, August 2

Album Review: Prima J - Prima J

Release Date - 17/06/08

I'm sure you guy's won't mind that I'm reviewing an album that was released a month ago. =] It's just that the album received very little attention and I think it's worthy of more.

Latinas Janelle & Jessica Martinez make up the pop duo of Prima J. Finding success with 'Rockstar' after it was featured on the Bratz soundtrack (and recently being used on ads for The N's Queen Bees) the girls released their debut disc "Prima J" via Geffen Records (Mary J. Blige, Nelly Furtado).

The album is filled with high energy music that'll keep you moving, non-stop. Even the 'slowies' keep you grooving like 'Corazón (You're Not Alone)' or 'Nadie (No One)', a spanglish cover of Alicia Keys' 'No One' which while it doesn't compare to it vocally it definitely adds some swag. 'Chilosa' is probably the biggest standout on the record. The song is so hype and groovy that you won't even care what chilosa means.

The one problem with the disc is that it lacks serious originality and the lyrics are so meaningless and unnecessarily wild ('Boom', 'Tame'), it's like I died & was reborn in a slutty teenage beerfest (I'm not complaining, lol). I just feel like I've heard all of this before. Also, lots of the songs feel like fillers for a Fergie or Pussycat Dolls album. Speaking of Fergie, there's one track on the album that sounds just like if she made it herself - 'Go Hard' - which sounds like a latino-ed 'London Bridge'.

Overall, the girls make a fun-to-listen-to album that you should take with you on a long summer road trip. Teenage girls will love this (not trying to be stereotypical, but hey).

Album Highlights



Go Hard

Corazón (You're Not Alone)

Album Rating: [4/5]


Usher's Third Single Is What's Your Name

I was really scared thinking that 'His Mistakes' was planned to be the 3rd single from "Here I Stand". Thankfully the label has brains and they're gonna release the popped up & synthy featured track, 'What's Your Name?'.




What's Your Name? (feat.


In Case You Missed It..

Just about a year ago, the album "Timbaland Presents: Shock Value" hit the streets, hit the stores and hit my iTunes. To date, my favourite song from the album and one of my favourites of all time is 'Miscommunication' featuring Keri Hilson & Sebastien.

Miscommunication (feat. Keri Hilson & Sebastien) - Timbaland

If you don't have this song or have never heard it before I definitely recommend that you download it. Guaranteed satisfaction.

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Music Video: Viva La Vida | Coldplay

All I can say is that it's about damn time. Is there really any hope for a video helping sales now? We'll have to see.


Friday, August 1

Ludacris Knows What Them Girls Like

Here's the new single from Ludacris. Will it be a hit? You decide.


As I'm sure several people know by now, 'Angel' is expected to be the 3rd single from Natasha Bedingfield's not-as-successful-as-the-first-time-around album "Pocketful Of Sunshine". It's a very dancey song with production input from the one and only Darkchild.

Angel - Natasha Bedingfield


Solange..Can't Get Enough Of This Chick

Solange Knowles has been doing a lot of UK promotion. I've got some recent performances that were greaaatttt.

The Charlotte Church Show

Remember 'SoL-AngeL and the Hadley Street Dreams' will be out on August 26th! I really want the album to do well. And here's a picture of the songstress looking as sexy as ever. Maybe she could be the next Rihanna in terms of style?

Lady GaGa On So You Think You Can Dance

Here's the impressive performance by Lady GaGa on SYTYCD. It was very interesting and different from anything I've seen in a while. "Pop Music Will Never be Low Brow". Check it out!
Hit or Miss?

David Archuleta's Crush [Web-Rip]

So as I had said in a previous post, David Archuleta's first single 'Crush' would arrive early August - the 1st.  I'm very pleased with the outcome as well. It feels very Tattoo (Jordin Sparks) meets Gallery (Mario Vasquez) so I'm seeing Top 10 single, Top 5 Airplay. It's a really good pop ballad, and I'm sure everyone's gonna love it.

Crush - David Archuleta (WebRip)