TREY CONTINUES HIS PLEASURE TOUR
Trey Songz is enjoying life right now, performing for thousands of fans on his Passion, Pleasure & Pain tour alongside Monica and Dondria. The singer told us how the name of the outing, which is also the name of his next
album, represents where he’s at in his life right now . Trey is scheduled to play St. Louis, Missouri tonight. Be sure to score passes via Ticketmaster.com. <WM>
* Visit Trey’s website for a list of tour dates. Fans can get VIP
balcony tickets for 55 dollars, while general admission tickets are only 45
EMINEM ADDRESSES WHEN HE’LL RETIRE
In Vibe’s new Juice issue, Eminem spoke on when he’ll consider retiring from
hip hop. The rapper, who just went double platinum for Recovery, stated that
he “honestly [doesn't] know how much longer [he] has in this game.” Em said
he’ll “always love hip-hop,” but “the day that this is not better than the
last will probably be the day I stop.” Slim Shady concluded with: “You don’t
know how long people are going to want you around…Realistically, if I
don’t rap, what the f**k am I going to do? It’s too late to be unfamous at
MARIAH TO DROP HOLIDAY ALBUM SOON!
According to PerezHilton.com, Mariah Carey is expected to release a new
Christmas album. The diva is reportedly preparing to record six new original
songs as well as older material, including a new remix of her classic, “All
I Want For Christmas Is You.” The project will arrive in stores on November
* The songbird’s last Christmas album was released on November 1st,
1994 and sold over 12-million copies worldwide. It’s considered to be one of
the best-selling holiday records every released.
BEYONCE’S HOUSE OF DEREON STEALING DESIGNS?
Beyonce has been accused of stealing again, only this time it’s not over
songwriting credits. The singer’s House Of Dereon fall line has similar
leggings as ones designed by Iceland’s E-label. SingersRoom.com reports Bey
is potentially facing a lawsuit after she was photographed purchasing the
exact pair from the Topshop in London last November.
T.I. WORKING ON CARTOON SERIES?
In addition to working on his next studio album, King Uncaged, T.I. has
revealed that he’s currently producing a new cartoon series called Lil’
Homies. Visit RapRadar.com to learn more!
FANTASIA EXCITED TO DROP BACK TO ME
It’s been quite some time since Fantasia has released an album – three years
to be exact. Fortunately, the American Idol winner has sorted out what
matters most while recording her highly anticipated record, Back To Me. If
you’re wondering how she came up with the title, Fanny told us who suggested
it. Back To Me drops on Tuesday!
CHRISTINA DOING PRIVATE GIGS?
According to Yahoo’s U-K web site, Christina Aguilera will start doing
private gigs at weddings and Bar Mitzvahs following the cancellation of her
U-S tour and the debatable poor sales of her album Bionic. The album became
the lowest-selling number one record in eight years in the U-K and soon
dropped off of the charts. According to the site, sources told Now magazine
that Aguilera is charging the equivalent of 250-thousand dollars per
appearance. Aguilera’s Bionic album fell one spot to number 83 on the
Billboard album chart and has sold 224-thouand copies since its release ten
LAURYN HILL ON BILLBOARD CHARTS
According to MTV News, Lauryn Hill’s new song, “Repercussions,” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart – the first time one of the singer’s tracks made the list in over a decade. The previously unreleased song, which entered at
number 94, is rumored to be the first offering from the Hill’s long-awaited comeback album. 1999′s “Turn Your Lights Down Low” was the last song to appear on the Billboard chart.
BOW WOW SAYS CHECK OUT LOTTERY TICKET!
In Lottery Ticket, Bow Wow portrays a young man in the projects who wins
350-million dollars during July Fourth weekend. Many people could only dream
of what they’d buy if given such a large sum of money. Just to be nosy, we
decided to ask the young actor how he spent the first 100-thousand that he
earned from his first rap album. When you check out
Lottery Ticket tonight, be sure to ask yourself: what would you buy with
350-million dollars! The flick is in theaters now.
NE-YO WANTS TO MAKE HATS
According to MTV News, Ne-Yo is looking to capitalize on his signature
accessory: hats. The “Champagne Life” singer explains that he’s been
“talking to some people about doing a hat line, in that the hat is what I’m
most known for. Weird, right? That the hat is more popular than the music?”
Yesterday, we reported that Ne-Yo started to wear hats when he began losing
his hair at age 13. In addition, fans can expect the entertainer to issue a
fragrance line in the near future.
MASHONDA WANTS SWIZZ TO UNITE HIS KIDS
Mashonda sat down with Hip-Hop Weekly to reveal her last wish regarding her
ex-husband, Swizz Beatz. The singer hopes that her three-year-old son with
the producer will become well acquainted with the upcoming child that he’s
about to have with Alicia Keys. Mashonda adds that she wants her son to
“have a relationship with his sister in Europe and all the children involved
will grow together in unity. That is very important.” Apparently, Swizz
fathered a baby girl named Jahna Sebastian with a Russian woman living in
London two years ago. He also has a ten-year-old son, Prince Nasir, from a
LLYOD FEELS THE PRESSURE
After releasing his new single “Lay It Down,” Lloyd knows the pressure is on
to deliver a great album. The singer, who recently signed with Polow Da
Don’s Zone 4 imprint on Interscope Records, told Rap-Up TV that he’s among
great artists and there’s a “great weight” on his shoulders to create a
solid album. While his fourth album, King of Hearts, won’t arrive until
Valentine’s Day, you can visit Rap-Up.com to learn more about the project
VIDEO OF KANYE WITH HIS MOM
Kanye West’s mother passed away back in November of 2007, however rare footage of the rapper with his mom recently surfaced online. The clip shows ‘Ye conversing with her about music and his future.
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE AND FRIENDS BENEFIT!
Justin Timberlake will bring the Justin Timberlake and Friends, a Special
Evening Benefiting Shriner’s Hospitals for Children event back to Planet
Hollywood Resort & Casino’s Theatre For The Performing Arts in Las Vegas on
Saturday, October 23rd. The evening will feature performances from
Christina Aguilera, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Lady Antebellum, Salt-N-Pepa, Selena
Gomez & The Scene, T-Pain and more.
* TICKETS! Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10 AM Pacific at
Ticketmaster.com and range in price from 100 to 500 dollars.
* GOLF TOURNAMENT! Justin Timberlake will also host a golf
tournament, The Justin Timberlake Shriner’s Hospitals for Children Open.
RICKY MARTIN MEMOIR
Ricky Martin will release his memoir in November. The book, which is titled
Me, will be published in both English and Spanish. In it, Martin opens up
for the first time about his early childhood, his experiences in the
renowned boy band Menudo, the challenges of increased fame that came with
the “Livin’ La Vida Loca” phenomenon, his continued growth as a musician,
and his unique personal connection with millions of fans around the world.
He also delves into coming to terms with his sexuality, becoming a father
and devoting himself to helping children around the world. Martin has sold
over 60-million albums worldwide.
* STATEMENT! Ricky Martin released this statement: “Writing this
book allowed me to explore the different paths and experiences that have led
me to be who I am today. I’ve had to tie up loose ends that I’d never
attempted to tie up before, to work deeply into memories that were already
erased from my mind. Allowing myself to do this was not easy, but once I
started an incredible spiritual healing began….. and I wanted to share my
sense of discovery.”
PARAMORE BRINGS B.o.B OUT ON THE ROAD
Paramore singer Hayley Williams has a huge hit right now with rapper B.o.B. with the track “Airplanes.” The pair didn’t even meet before the song became so huge, but they’ll be spending lots of time together soon. That’s because
B.o.B. is set to open for the rock band on their upcoming U-K tour. Fans can find out more right now at Paramore.net.
CHELSEA HANDLER TO HOST MTV VMAs
Get ready for a one night stand with Chelsea Handler, as she’s been tapped
to host the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards! Fans who tune in to MTV on
September 12th at 9 PM Eastern are in for a great show because performances
from Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Drake, B.o.B and Florence and The Machine
have already been announced. We’re sure Handler will also have a fun time
sharing the stage with presenters like Ke$ha, Nicki Minaj, and Emma Stone
who are confirmed to be at the big show. Make sure to tune in to MTV
Sunday, September 12th at 9 PM Eastern to see the 2010 MTV Video Music
GAGA’S TOUR TO MAKE 200-MILLION BUCKS
Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball tour has been one of the most successful treks in
recent history, but it’s pretty shocking to learn just how popular it’s
been. According to estimates by Billboard, the “Bad Romance” singer’s world
tour will have grossed almost 200-million dollars by the time she wraps it
up. Fortunately for all the little monsters out there, it’s still going
strong and Gaga has plans to keep the tour on the road well into 2011.