“We are a nation with no geographic boundaries… ”
25 years ago today, Janet Jackson released her masterpiece album Rhythm Nation 1814 and the world of pop music was never the same again. Conceived as an album that might inspire world change for the better, Janet‘s album transcended being merely an amazing album (with hit single after hit single) … it became a sort of blueprint for a better world. Today, on the anniversary of the album’s release, Janet‘s official website has been updated in celebration of the 25th anniversary as a reminder of how truly spectacular her album was and still is today. More »
'Billboard' reports she will release a new album in 2015
Stacy Ann Ferguson, better known as Fergie Ferg, is reportedly planning to release a new solo album sometime in 2015 … her first since she released her highly successful debut album The Dutchess back in 2006. Since ’06, Fergie took a break from music to get married and start a family with actor Josh Duhamel but, apparently, the time is right for her to get back on the music scene. Altho her new album is supposedly due out next year, it is being reported that she will release a new single titled L.A. Love (La La) on September 30! The return of Fergalicious is nigh! More »
"She got the boom / Shake the room"
Booty is so hot right now. After Nicki Minaj dropped her music video for Anaconda last month, Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea had to step up their game with the music video for their Booty remix and as you can see above, they have come out with
guns buns blazing. If you thought the music video preview that they dropped a couple of weeks ago was hot, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Check out the just-released video for Booty above and have a booty-ful night :D
I don't care that the song is only 2 years old. I'm DOING this.
This week is full of good omens. Frank Ocean announced that he’s in the studio cooking up some stuff for his follow-up album, and the other guy I’d have babies by if I wasn’t already overwhelmed with babies (what?) is also working on his sophomore effort. Kendrick Lamar just announced his upcoming single and released the album art, and I lit’rally gasped with excitement. I know for Throwback Thursday I usually take it back to the ’90s, or the early 2000s, but dammit! I wanna relive good kid, m.A.A.d. city! So, bitches, don’t kill my vibe and click inside for more!
"She knew every word to every song"
Earlier this week we learned that Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin finally decided to go public with their rumored new romance by showing up together at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood for a party. Last night, the couple went public again … kinda. Coldplay played an intimate concert at The Theater at the Ace Hotel in downtown LA and Jennifer was spotted in the audience. Not only did she “dance to every song” but she, apparently also “knew the word to every song” — clearly, she’s dating Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, right? Chris came out to meet with fans after the show but, alas, he was not photographed with J. Law all night long. Boo. More »
... which HOPEFULLY will be out soon
Back in March we learned that singer Frank Ocean was back in the studio working on his sophomore album. In April, we heard that he was nearly finished recording the album … then … nothing. Today, all these months later, we learn some new album news about the follow up to Channel Orange. At this point, we still don’t know when the album will be released but we do learn that Frank is working with producers Rodney Jerkins and Hit Boy on new music for his album so … it sounds like it’ll be worth the wait. More »
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All Hail the Queen of Vegas
It’s official! Our dear Britney Spears is now the REIGNING Queen of Las Vegas and, as such, we are hearing of the possibility that she may choose to extend her concert residency at the Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino for another two years. As you may know, Britney signed on to perform a string of shows in the Axis Theater inside Planet Hollywood for all of 2014 and 2015. Because sales for all of her shows have been so strong, there is now active discussion — we hear — about extending the show through 2017. If Britney does decide to perform for another 2 years, she will likely make a LOT more money in the process. Happy fans, more money for Britney … sounds like a win/win scenario to me. More »
Listen to their new song 'Losing Sleep' NOW!
Back in January of 2013, we first learned that 90s crooners Boyz II Men were going on tour with fellow 90s boybanders New Kids on the Block and 98 Degrees. Back in July of this year, Shannon reminded us on #ThrowbackThursday just how amazing the music of Boyz II Men STILL is all these years later. Today we learn the exciting news that the guys are coming at us this fall with a NEW album of songs. Whoa. Click below to hear their just-released new single Losing Sleep and learn more about the new Boyz album titled Collide. More »
Unconfirmed but EXCITING, nonetheless
Now, we should probably take this news with a HUGE grain of salt but DJ Skee made a huge announcement on Dash Radio yesterday claiming that Beyoncé and Jay Z are working on a joint album together. As you may know, the musical power couple went on tour together for the first time ever this summer (which turned out to be a HUGE success for them financially) so it seems logical that they might want to collaborate on a joint album together. The timing sounds really perfect … which is why I’m having a hard time totally believing this report. Considering how secretive Beyoncé can be when she is working on new music, it’s possible we may not know if this report is true or not until the very last second so it’s probably not a good idea to hold one’s breath. That said, how amazing would it be if B-Jay really did collaborate and put out a joint album together? Would you be down or does it sound like overkill to you?
Also, Alicia Keys will appear on Maddy's new album
Altho we learned a few days ago that we won’t be getting Madonna‘s new album until next year, we are hearing today some exciting news about her new music. Diplo gave an interview to Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1 and he revealed that Madonna‘s as-yet untitled new single is produced and ready for release … when she’s ready to release it. Work is progressing on Maddy‘s new album, which is still being recorded. Madonna has revealed that Alicia Keys has been brought on board to play piano for the album and, well, even tho we have to wait a while longer to hear her new stuff, it all sounds very promising at this point. More »