MTV Music News – Evening Edition


PITBULL PREPS RELEASE OF PLANET PIT

Pitbull will release his new album, Planet Pit, in June. It marks the sixth album from the Miami-based Cuban-American rapper, who tapped Ne-Yo, Sean Paul and T-Pain to join him on the effort. Planet Pit arrives in stores and online retailers on June 21st.

MARIAH AND NICK ANNOUNCE BABY NAMES

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon have chosen for their newborn twins. According to CNN.com, their daughter’s name is Monroe Cannon, after Marilyn Monroe, while their son has been named Moroccan Scott Cannon. Interesting.

· The couple has decorated a Moroccan-inspired room in Mi Mi’s New York City penthouse.

· Their son’s middle name is the same as Nick Cannon’s nickname. The little girl does not have a middle name because Mariah does not have one.

SONGS FOR JAPAN DONATES FIVE-MILLION DOLLARS

Thanks to strong sales that have kept it in the top 10 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and the iTunes download chart, the Songs for Japan compilation has raised five-million dollars to date for the victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. The compilation was released on March 25th and features songs from Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Eminem, Nicki Minaj, Kings of Leon, Adele and more.

· According to a Reuters report, organizers said the Japanese Red Cross Society received a two-million dollar payment last month on behalf of the featured artists, songwriters, labels, publishers and iTunes, who all waived their royalties and proceeds. Another payment of three-million dollars was made on Monday.

· The compilation also features songs from Shakira, Ne-Yo, Elton John, Queen, Foo Fighters, Sade, R.E.M., Bon Jovi, Lady Antebellum, Pink, Black Eyed Peas, Josh Groban, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, U2 and Bruno Mars.

CEE-LO EXPLAINS HIS NAME

Cee-Lo Green made a name for himself as a member of The Goodie Mob and then with Gnarls Barkley, before forging a hugely successful solo career. We asked him about his name and how he came up with it.

“Yes, my first name is Thomas, but my entire name is Thomas DeCarlo Calloway. So, Cee-Lo is an abbreviation of Carlo.”

You can see Cee-Lo on The Voice, hosted by Carson Daly, at 10 PM Eastern on Tuesday nights on NBC.

RIHANNA “SUPERSTAR OF THE WEEK” ON ABDC

The music of Rihanna will be featured on this week’s episode of Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew as they continue the season of the “Superstars.” Watch the remaining six crews dance to Ri Ri’s biggest hits tonight (5/5) at 10 PM Eastern only on MTV.

MIKE POSNER LOVED TUPAC

Mike Posner recently sat down for a hilarious interview with the website Things90sKidsRealize.com. The singer talks about his favorite things from the past decade, including his favorite cartoon – Recess, his favorite song – 2Pac’s “Changes,” and much more. Read the whole interview now at www.Things90sKidsRealize.com.

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