JAY-Z COMPILATION COMING NEXT MONTH!
We’ve just learned Jay-Z is expected to release a compilation album called
The Hits Collection – Vol. 1 and it’s due out before he drops his highly
anticipated joint LP with Kanye West. Sean’s greatest hits effort will
include five previously unreleased tracks and will be sold in both CD and
vinyl formats. According to TheBoomBox.com, Hov’s classics tunes can be
yours on November 22nd – which is the same day Ye’s My Beautiful Dark
Twisted Fantasy comes out.
* Jay’s The Hits Collection – Vol. 1 will also be available as deluxe
and collector’s edition box sets.
AKON TALKS STADIUM LP, GOING AGAINST NICKI
On Monday afternoon, we got the chance to speak to Akon about the status of his fourth studio album. Despite previous reports, the mogul addressed the confusion with his album title and spilled on what you should expect. The disc currently shares the same release date as Nicki Minaj’s highly anticipated debut album, but the singer told us he’s not worried. Look for Stadium on November 23rd.
SOULJA AND TREY SONGZ LINK UP AGAIN
Trey Songz and Soulja Boy Tell’em are looking to re-create the same success
from “LOL ” with their new track, “Hey Cutie.” Mr Steal Your Girl told
Rap-Up.com that the new collaboration will appear on SB’s project, adding,
“It’s something for the ladies out there. It’s got a little bounce to it, a
feel-good record, make people want to dance, sing along.” Be sure to cop
Soulja’s third effort, The DeAndre Way, on November 30th.
TREY SONGZ KNOWS HOW TO PICK SINGLES
Trey Songz has two singles hanging out in the top ten on Billboard’s Hot
R&B/Hip Hop chart: “Bottoms Up” featuring Nicki Minaj and “Can’t Be
Friends.” The crooner, who will join Usher’s OMG tour, told us the cuts were
a great example of what he has to offer on his album, Passion, Pain &
Pleasure. “Bottoms Up” sits at number two – perhaps
next week he’ll dethrone Chris Brown’s “Deuces” for the number one spot!
* Passion, Pain & Pleasure has sold over 347-thousand copies
within three weeks!
50 CENT LANDS 200 MILLION FILM DEAL
Some may think 50 Cent is falling off since he hasn’t dropped any hit records, but don’t sleep. ThisIs50.com reports the mogul just landed a 200-million dollar funding deal to create ten movie projects for his
production company, Cheetah Vision Films. The first flick that will begin shooting next month is called Set Up. To learn more about 50′s upcoming projects scheduled to hit the big screen soon, check out ThisIs50.com.
KID CUDI DROPS “ERASE ME” VIDEO
Kid Cudi has unveiled the video for his new single, “Erase Me” featuring
Kanye West, off his upcoming album, Man On The Moon 2: The Legend of Mr.
Rager. In the Jason Goldwatch-directed clip, Scotty channels Jimi Hendrix
and forms a band with Christopher Mintz-Plasse, known for portraying
“McLovin’” in Superbad. Be sure to pick up Cudder’s disc when it arrives on
TWISTA TALKS TEEN RECENT SUICIDES
While promoting his upcoming album, Twista gave his input regarding the
unfortunate recent homosexual teen suicides. The “Make A Movie” rapper feels
that to actually stop the bullying itself, young adults need to find better
things to do. If you or someone you know is
depressed or thinking about killing themselves, please call the Suicide
Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
RAY J LEAKS “LAST WISH”
Picking up from 2005′s “One Wish,” Ray J has just issued a new follow-up
single called “Last Wish.” While the ever-hopeful crooner continues to put
the finishing touches on his upcoming fifth album, you can check out this
new ballad via Rap-Up.com now.
Click HERE to hear Ray J’s “LAST WISH!”
2010 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD NOMINEES ANNOUNCED
Yesterday, Demi Lovato and Taio Cruz announced the nominees for the 2010 American Music Awards. Eminem and Lady Antebellum lead the way with five nominations each, while right behind them is Justin Bieber with four. It
was also announced that P!nk, Bon Jovi and Usher will perform at this year’s show. Winners of the awards will be determined through fan voting at AMAVote.com. This year’s AMAs take place on Sunday, November 21st, live at
the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, and air on ABC at 8 PM Eastern.
CHRISTINA AGUILERA AND HUSBAND SEPARATE
Christina Aguilera has indeed separated from her husband, Jordan Bratman.
The singer issued a statement to People.com, confirming that the two have
split up and that regardless of this, their commitment to their son Max
“remains as strong as ever.” Aguilera gave birth to the couple’s only child
APPLE TO LAUNCH SUBSCRIPTION BASED SERVICE?
According to Rolling Stone, Apple is reportedly working with major record
labels on a new monthly subscription based music service. The service would
allow users unlimited streaming access to the entire iTunes library.
TAYLOR SWIFT AND JAY-Z COLLAB?
Taylor Swift was recently interviewed by Ladies Home Journal, and she shared
some interesting facts with the magazine, including her dream collaboration
with Jay-Z. She said, “Our genres are completely different, but there could
be something cool about that.” Taylor is known for her songwriting ability,
and luckily she has an app on her iPhone that’s a voice recorder to capture
lyrics when they pop in her head. She said, “I’ll be in the middle of a
conversation and I’ll literally walk away to record a bridge!” One thing
Taylor fans may not know is one of her ultimate dreams is seeing her album
in Starbucks. She told Ladies Home Journal, “I go there every day and stare
longingly at the CDs they sell.” Taylor’s third album, Speak Now, will be
available on October 25th.
DANCE MIX USA IS BACK!
Lady Gaga, The Black Eyed Peas, Ke$ha, Mariah Carey, Train, Yeah Yeah Yeahs,
Selena Gomez, Kelly Rowland and Kelis have songs featured in the new
compilation CD Dance Mix USA. The series is back after more than a decade,
with a two CD package that includes 30 dance remixes from today’s hottest
artists and DJs. It boasts never-before-heard exclusives, non-commercial
tracks and underground club hits. Dance Mix USA started back in 1993 and
ran through 1997. It’s sold over five-million units to date. The CD is in