Posts Tagged ‘ Fantasia ’

Jeezy & Drake Still Top 5 -x- Lupe’s Lasers Goes Gold -x- Church Calls Beyonce’s Baby “Satan” -x- Bieber Back in Studio -x- Rihanna Beats Gaga -x- MTV Music News


YOUNG JEEZY, DRAKE REMAIN IN TOP 5 ON BILLBOARD CHART

Drake continues to enjoy his reign on the Billboard 200 chart as his sophomore album, Take Care, has remained at the number two spot for the second consecutive week. The disc reportedly moved an additional 42-thousand copies, bringing its total sales to over 1.2-million copies. Elsewhere, Young Jeezy’s latest album, TM103: Hustlerz Ambition, has slipped to number four and raked in over 334-thousand units since being released in December.

LUPE FIASCO’S LASERS GOES GOLD

Lupe Fiasco announced on his website that his latest album, Lasers, has officially reached gold status. The rapper’s effort has amassed sales over 500-thousand copies. As previously reported, Lasers was one of the few rap albums to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 chart in 2011.

SWIZZ BEATZ WORKING ON NEW MIXTAPE

Aside from raising his son with Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz is still working on his highly anticipated third album, Haute Living. Since the LP currently has no release date, the hitmaker wrote on Twitter that fans will get new music in the form of a mixtape. The free project will surface soon and we’ll keep you posted with more updates.

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ALICIA KEYS UP FOR DIRECTOR’S GUILD AWARDS

According to SingersRoom.com, Alicia Keys has received a nomination for the upcoming Directors Guild of America Awards. The singer recently made her directorial debut with a movie called Lili, which was created for Lifetime’s short film series on breast cancer. Keys is up for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series category. The ceremony takes place on January 28th in Los Angeles.

BEYONCE’S BABY CALLED “SATAN” BY CHURCH VANDAL

People seem to have mixed opinions about Jay-Z and Beyonce’s new baby, Blue Ivy Carter. According to TMZ, an unidentified vandal recently defaced a sign for the North Carolina Baptist church and made it read: “Beyonce had her baby. Satan is on Earth.” The pastor, who claims the church was unaware of the incident, told TMZ that he received numerous complaints and removed the sign immediately.

Do you think news like this will upset Beyonce?

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SOLANGE DEFENDS BEYONCE ON TWITTER

Solange recently lashed out at critics of the birth of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s daughter, Blue Ivy Carter. The singer shared on her Twitter page, “It has really gotten out of hand. I’ve been doing my best at keeping my mouth shut….but the ignorance is really sad and upsetting.” While she feels hard to not react to false allegations, Solo said of her niece, “The most beautiful girl in the world. In love. So THIS is what Aunty-hood feels like.” Photos of the couple’s bundle of joy have yet to be released, we’ll keep you posted.

YELAWOLF SHOOTS VIDEO WITH KID ROCK

Yelawolf has released the video for “Let’s Roll,” which includes an appearance from Kid Rock. While you can peep the visual via the rap rookie’s fansite, be sure to pick up his Shady Records debut Radioactive, available in stores now.

JENNIFER HUDSON DENIES RUMORS OF PRECIOUS ROLE

We previously reported that Jennifer Hudson turned down the lead role in Precious due to the excessive weight gain she would have to put on. However, according to TMZ, the singer claimed that putting on extra pounds was not the reason she declined the offer. She explained, “I turned it down because I felt it was just too graphic for me at that time.” Interestingly enough, Hudson told Dateline that she passed because she “would have had to be the big girl again.” If you remember, Hudson agreed to put on weight to for her character in Dreamgirls and in the upcoming film, Winnie.

Do you feel Jennifer should have to explain why she turned down the role?

MARY J BLIGE RE-RELEASES “MR. WRONG” VIDEO

Rap-Up.com reports Mary J Blige has just issued a slightly altered visual to her latest single, “Mr Wrong.” This time, the video includes an appearance from Drake, who raps his guest verses at the beginning of the clip. The Rico Love and Jim Jonsin-produced song is lifted from Blige’s latest album, My Life II, which is out now.

RIHANNA BEATS LAGA GAGA FOR MOST VIEWS ON YOUTUBE

According to RihannaDaily.com, Rihanna has just beat out Lady Gaga for the most views on YouTube. The “We Found Love” singer, who already has more Facebook likes that Gaga, has a whopping two-million more views. In related news, Robin’s latest album, Talk That Talk, currently sits at the number six position on the Billboard 200 chart and has sold over 541-thousand to date.

Ri Ri currently stands at over two-billion views!

 JUSTIN BIEBER IN THE STUDIO!

Justin Bieber entered the studio this week to begin working on his new album, Believe. His manager, Scooter Braun, took to Twitter to write that the album “is going to be ridiculous!” The 17-year-old singer recently told V magazine that he wants the album to recall Justin Timberlake’s FutureSex/LoveSounds record sonically, but he noted that his lyrics would be a little more PG than the topics Timberlake covered on the effort. Bieber did take a break from recording this week to hit up the Consumer Electronics Show, which is currently under way in Las Vegas.

ARETHA, MARY, FANTASIA & MORE TO HEADLINE ESSENCE FEST

Finally! Essence has just sent a press release for the lineup for the 2012 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans. This year, the show will include main stage performances from Mary J Blige, who headlined last year, Aretha Franklin, Fantasia, Charlie Wilson, Ledisi and Keyshia Cole. The three-day festival will also feature sets from Bridget Kelly, Stephanie Mills, SWV, Dru Hill, Vivian Green, Goapele, The Stylistics, Raheem Devaughn and more. Be sure to visit EseenceMusicFestival.com to learn more.

Fan Tatts DRAKE On Her Forehead -x- Wayne’s Tour Grosses $47 Million -x- Snoop Smokes With Fan On Stage -x- Mystikal Signs With Cash Money -x- Odd Future & Wu-Tang Announced For Paid Dues -x- MTV Music News


WOMAN GETS DRAKE’S NAME TATTOOED TO HER HEAD

In Drake’s song “Free Spirit” with Rick Ross, he says on the hook: “Tat my name on you so I know it’s real.” According to MTV.com, a fan has done just that and showed her devotion to Drizzy by getting a tattoo of the rapper’s name on her forehead. Kevin Campbell, the tattoo artist responsible for the ink, told Vibe magazine that the young lady wasn’t drunk and “really psyched and was pretty adamant about putting it on her forehead.” He adds, “She acted as if she had planned it out for a while; though I’m not really sure how much extended coherent thought could actually go into getting such a stupid tattoo on your forehead.”

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DRAKE ANNOUNCES CLUB PARADISE TOUR

According to his official website, Drake has released the dates for his upcoming Club Paradise tour, which will travel to cities in the U-S and Europe. The highly anticipated trek will begin next year on February 14th in Miami and wraps on March 11th in San Diego only to begin in Dublin, Ireland on March 24th. Be sure to pick up his latest Take Care LP – here’s the full U-S stops:

The tickets for the European dates will be available December 16th onwards on Live Nation.

2012 The Club Paradise Tour North American Dates:

2/14/2012 – Miami, FL Bank United Center

2/15/2012 – Gainesville, FL Stephen C. O’Connell Center

2/17/2012 – Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena

2/18/2012 – Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center

2/21/2012 – Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena

2/22/2012 – Lexington, KY Rupp Arena

2/24/2012 – Tallahassee, FL Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center

2/25/2012 – New Orleans, LA UNO Lakefront Arena

2/27/2012 – Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center

2/28/2012 – Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena

3/01/2012 – Kansas City, MO Sprint Center

3/02/2012 – Arlington, TX College Park Center

3/04/2012 – Tuscon, AZ Tucson Arena

3/05/2012 – Los Angeles, CA Galen Center

3/08/2012 – Fresno, CA Save Mart Center

3/10/2012 – San Jose, CA Event Center

3/11/2012 – San Diego, CA Viejas Arena

T.I. TO DROP NEW MIXTAPE

In case you missed it, T.I. has announced that he will release a mixtape on New Year’s Day. The rapper wrote on Twitter, “Breaking News! Its official…I’m puttin out a mixtape midnight Jan.1 2012 called #F**kdacityup. Wanna be the 1st thing yall hear next year,” he wrote. “When da ball drop…We drop!!!! Out with da old, in with da TRUE!!!! A-town….Weeee Baaaaaack!!!!!” In related Tip news, the rap star’s upcoming eighth album Troubleman is due next year.

NEW ACTS ADDED TO VH1 DIVAS

We’ve just learned Anita Baker, Mavis Staples, Wanda Jackson and Ledisi have just been added to the list of performers for this year’s VH1 Divas. In addition, Dolly Parton, Queen Latifah, Terrence Howard, Nas, Common and La La Anthony are all expected to present at the ceremony, which is paying tribute to great cities of soul including Chicago, Detroit, London, Memphis and Philadelphia. Taking place inside New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom, be sure to tune in when VH1 Divas airs Monday, December 19th at 9 PM/8c on VH1.

The headlining “divas” were announced earlier and includes Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Florence + The Machine, Jennifer Hudson, Jessie J. and Jill Scott. Previously announced performers include: Chaka Khan, Erykah Badu, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Boyz II Men, Estelle, Marsha Ambrosius and Travie McCoy.

ALICIA KEYS SAYS HER ALBUM IS ALMOST DONE

If you’ve followed Alicia Keys on Twitter recently you’d know that she’s currently recording her fifth studio album. Wanna know how many tracks she’s competed so far? During a recent interview on GMA, the singer said of the upcoming disc, “I think we got a couple more months and we’re ready to fly,” she said. “You deserve the best and I want to give you the best, so when you hear this music you’re blown away, like you’re filled.” The follow-up to 2009’s Element Of Freedom is slated to arrive early next year.

SNOOP DOGG SHARES BLUNT IN CONCERT?

According to TMZ, Snoop Dogg gave one fan the experience of a lifetime during a concert in Atlanta this past weekend. The rapper lit a massive “blunt-type object” and passed in to an unidentified concert-goer who joined in on the fun. In related news, the soundtrack to Snoop’s stoner-comedy with Wiz Khalifa, Mac and Devin Go to High School, is out in stores now!

CHECK IT OUT HERE!

BET TO HONOR MARIAH CAREY

According to BET.com, Mariah Carey’s contribution to music is scheduled to be celebrated during the fourth annual BET Honors Award Ceremony. The diva is being recognized with the Entertainer award for her tremendous impact to black music and the culture. She reportedly joined previous recipients Alicia Keys and Jamie Foxx. We’ll keep you posted with more details for the BET Honors 2012.

MYSTIKAL REACTS TO SINGING TO YOUNG MONEY

In a press release, Mystikal issued a statement about his recently deal with Cash Money Records. Similar to Busta Rhymes, the rapper is excited about the new partnership. He stated, “It has been a truly long time since I have felt like a rapper and with this signing, and partnership, Birdman and Slim have given me my life as a rapper back. I am ready to go. I am going to put my red Superman drawers, cape and boots on and go! This is a huge moment for me and I am truly excited to be with Cash Money Records.” Lead by his first single, “Original” featuring Lil Wayne, Mystikal’s next album is expected for a spring 2012 release.

FANTASIA WELCOMES BABY BOY!

According Vibe, Fantasia has reportedly delivery a healthy baby boy at a North Carolina hospital on Tuesday morning. The bundle of joy marks her first child together with her and partner Antwaun Cook, who was allegedly married when they first started dating. The singer has told People.com, “I feel so blessed that my son Dallas Xavier was born healthy, and is a wonderful new addition to our family,” she said. “I thank all my fans for their well wishes and continued support.” The bundle of joy weighed at 7 lbs., 9 oz. and 21 inches long. Dallas marks her first child together with her and partner Antwaun Cook, who was allegedly married when they first started dating.

The baby join big sister Zion Quari Barrino, 10.

MICHAEL JACKSON AUCTION

According to JuliensAuctions.com, personal items from the L-A home where Michael Jackson died in are being auctioned off. The items up for auction include messages from his children, a carved dining table and a Victorian grand piano and more. Other items include an ornate bedroom mirror, on which the late singer wrote: “Train perfection March, April full out May,” in the build up to his planned London comeback gigs, and a shower bench on which Jackson drew a series of stick figures. Contrary to rumors, the bed in which the singer died in will not be included in the sale.

The auction begins Saturday. For more information go to http://www.juliensauctions.com/.

JANELLE MONAE READIES TWO NEW ALBUMS

According to SingersRoom.com, Janelle Monae has big plans for the New Year. Fans can expect the singer to release two new albums which she revealed has “84.799 percent of the writing is done.” As for when the “Tightrope” entertainer will drop the projects, Monae stated, “I will release them according to my soul clock; so I reserve the right to change that. But I will try to stick to the scheduled release dates, which I know but can’t say.” We’ll keep you posted.

FLO RIDA IS BACK ON TRACK AFTER DUI

TMZ is reporting that Flo Rida got off lightly from prosecutors for his DUI case. The rapper was busted in Miami Beach back in June on suspicion of DUI, according to Police his blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit. Flo Rida’s attorney got the judge to send Flo to a first-time offenders program instead of jail. The program, called Back on Track, requires for Flo Rida to complete substance abuse classes, counseling, community service and drug testing. If Flo completes all of the requirements, prosecutors will know the DUI charge down to the lesser charge of reckless driving.

ODD FUTURE, WU-TANG READY PAID DUES FEST

According to HipHopDX.com, Wu-Tang Clan and Odd Future have just been announced as performers for the 7th annual Paid Dues Festival. Taking place on April 7, 2012, concert-goers can expect to see over 20 acts for the event which will be held at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, California. If you want to attend, passed for the show go on sale to the general public on Saturday, December 17th at 10 AM.

JAY-Z REACTS TO J COLE GRAMMY NOMINATION

Following the news that J.Cole was nominated for Best New Artist for the 2012 GRAMMY Awards, his boss, Jay-Z, told MTV News how he feels about it. Hova said of his Roc Nation artist, “I think it’s great for him, because I’m sure it’s a dream of his. We grew up seeing Michael Jackson, and I’m sure he grew up seeing whatever moment stuck in his mind, so I know it’s great for him to do that,” he said. “I think he’s already won Best New Artist, to me. His journey is what I’m really excited about.” Be sure to pick up the rap rookie’s debut today.

CELEBRATE NEW YEARS WITH CHRIS BROWN!

2011 has been a big year for Chris Brown. So it makes sense that the crooner is looking to have one last bash before the year is completed. He is scheduled to host New Year’s Eve celebration at PURE Nightclub at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. If you’d like to attend, tickets are priced at $150 each – visit his official website to learn more.

LIL WAYNE’S TOUR GROSSES 47-MILLION

According to his official website, Lil Wayne’s I Am Still Music tour has reportedly become one of the most successful tours of 2011. The trek, which stretch along North America, Africa and Australia, has grossed 47-million dollars. His manager, Cortez Bryant, said in a statement, “The tour exceeded our own expectations. The amount of tickets he sold in both primary and secondary markets across the country was phenomenal and we are now focusing on the expansion of his global success.” The outing was designed to further support his latest album, Tha Carter IV, which is out now.

WALE TEAMS UP WITH THE WIZARDS FOR NBA EVENT

Wale will perform a free show in Washington D.C. on Saturday. The Maryland native is helping the Washington Wizards kick off their 2012 season with Fan Fest, on Saturday night. The event will feature face painters, balloon artists, magicians and much more. Free popcorn and soda will be provided to all courtesy of the Washington Wizards and the event will include autographed items for fans. The first five-thousand fans in attendance will receive a souvenir credential. Fan Fest takes place on Saturday night at 6 PM Eastern and is free and open to the public.

Wale attended Quince Orchard High School in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Wale released the following statement: “I am an avid sports fan who is very passionate about our DC teams and to be officially involved with the Wizards is a blessing. I am overjoyed that our team is returning to the court and can’t wait to see them compete this season. Fan Fest will be a great opportunity to get our fans excited about this team and this season. I am confident that Ted Leonsis, myself and the entire Wizards organization can create something special for this event that will set that tone for more great things to come this year.” #TeamAmbition

Drake Mastering Take Care -x- Yelawolf Pushes Release Back -x- Rihanna’s New Man -x- Snoop’s New Sitcom -x- MTV Music News


DRAKE IN THE MASTERING PROCESS FOR TAKE CARE

Late last week, pictures surfaced showing Drake in the process of mixing and mastering songs off his upcoming album, Take Care. As previously reported the rapper’s sophomore project will hit stores on his birthday, October 24th.

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DRAKE SIGNS ON FOR CLUB PARADISE TOUR

According to AllHipHop.com, Drake has already kicked off a six-date outing for the Club Paradise tour. The Toronto native is being joined by Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar and will take the stage tonight (10/10) at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pennsylvania. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit LiveNation.com today.

· Here’s the remaining shows:

11/13/11 – Assembly Hall [Champaign, IL

11/15/11 – Fairfax, VA – Patriot Center

11/19/11 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena

11/20/11 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum

FANTASIA MIGHT LOSE LEADING BIOPIC ROLE?

According to the NY Post, a very pregnant Fantasia might be on the verge of losing the lead role in the upcoming biopic about gospel legend, Mahalia Jackson. Executive producer, Adrian Taylor revealed, “The [Jackson] family thinks if Fantasia plays the role, it’s going to sully the name of Mahalia. They think she’s got the wrong image, having a child out of wedlock.” In addition, filming has been pushed back until after she gives birth, which might cause the director to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. Due to the delay, producers are considering replacing Fanny. We’ll keep you posted.

YELAWOLF REVEALS ALBUM COVER, SWITCHES LAUNCH 

According to XXLMag.com, Yelawolf has released the artwork for his debut album, Radioactive. In addition, the Shady Records artist has pushed the project back from October 25th to November 21st. He explained in a statement, “I needed to add some important finishing touches to the album which resulted in the new release date.” He continued, “I have some surprises in store for the fans that have to be seen before the album comes out. It’s definitely worth the wait.”

· The original launch date was September 27th.

RIHANNA TAKES SUBWAY TO HER OWN CONCERT

Wanna know how Rihanna arrived to her concert at London’s O2 Arena? According to PinkIsTheNewBlog.com, the pop princess was spotted taking a subway train to get to her concert in time. Ri Ri rode alongside other passengers and even took pictures when they recognized her. Here’s what one bystander had to say about her: “I was in Rihanna’s carriage on the Jubilee line. I didn’t really twig at first because you wouldn’t expect to see a superstar travelling so casually on the tube.” The spy adds, “But then me and my friend realized it WAS her. She was so cool and friendly and happy to pose for photos. I asked why on earth she was taking the Tube to her own concert. And she said she’d always wanted to go on the Tube and decided to do it as it was the first night of her tour.”

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RIHANNA HAS A NEW BOYFRIEND?

According to Rap-Up.com, Rihanna is rumored to have a new man in her life. While overseas the singer was spotted with Dudley O’Shaughnessy, who is the model that co-stars in her video for “We Found Love.” In the pictures, the usually paparazzi-ready star was camera shy and shielded her face from photogs. Hmmm, looks like time will tell if this is in fact her new beau.

LUDACRIS DELAYS MIXTAPE RELEASE 

According to his official Twitter page, Ludacris has pushed back the release date for his upcoming mixtape, 1.21 Gigawatts. Luda tweeted that the project, which was supposed to be released on October 12th, “will be worth the wait, trust!” The rapper delayed the tape so that he could add guest verses from Rick Ross and Meek Mill. Be sure to download 1.21 Gigawatts on it’s new release date, November 15th.

· He is also working on his next album, Ludaversal.

T-BOZ FROM TLC BATTLES BRAIN TUMOR? 

We knew T-Boz from TLC suffered from Sickle Cell Anemia, but we had no idea that in her past, the singer also battled for her life, after being diagnosed with a brain tumor. She recalled to CNN, “I started having headaches, but they were so frequent, something was wrong.” Luckily, a doctor was able to remove the tumor just in time and she’s had minor side effects since the surgery.

· T-Boz is back in the studio working on a solo album.

JENNIFER LOPEZ TEAMS WITH WILL.I.AM ON “HARD” 

According to HipHop-N-More.com, Jennifer Lopez has recorded the hook for will.i.am’s new record “Hard.” The club-ready track also includes a feature from legendary The Rolling Stones member Mick Jagger. You can visit Jenny’s official fan site, BeyondBeautifulJLo.com, to listen to the full track.

· The Black Eyed Peas member debuted the dance track at the HTC Sensation XL with Beats Audio party in London late last week.

SNOOP TO BE A SITCOM DAD?

Is Snoop Dogg gonna be a sitcom star? Deadline.com reports that the rapper is on board to star as a father on an upcoming NBC sitcom written by Don Reo. Reo has written for the likes of Two and a Half Men, Everybody Hates Chris, The Golden Girls and more. Snoop has already starred in a bunch of movies and has reportedly been cast in the biopic The Legend of Fillmore Slim.

BEYONCE’S “LOVE ON TOP” TEASER

Just days after releasing her “Countdown” video, Beyonce unleashed a lengthy teaser for her upcoming visual for “Love on Top.” The diva premiered the clip on Australia’s Channel 7, here’s the video link in case you missed it!

Pitbull hits #1! x Rick Ross sued over pitbulls x Kelly Rowland’s ‘Here I Am Tracklist’ & MTV Music News


PITBULL TO ROCK THE TODAY SHOW ON FRIDAY

Pitbull and Marc Anthony will take the stage for the first time together for The Today Show’s Summer Concert Series in New York City tomorrow morning. Pitbull and Anthony will debut their new single, “Rain Over Me.” The Miami-based rapper will also be joined by Ne-Yo for his current single, “Give Me Everything,”which was just crowned number one on Billboard’s Top 100, and T-Pain will join him on “Hey Baby (Drop It To The Floor)”

DICAPRIO TO PLAY BEYONCE’S LOVE INTEREST?

According to Deadline Hollywood, things might get steamy in the Clint Eastwood’s remake of A Star is Born. Leonardo DiCaprio is being considered to play Beyonce’s on-screen lover in the upcoming flick. The news comes as Will Smith was also said to be in the running for the role. We’ll keep you posted.

· There were two earlier versions of A Star Is Born, one with Judy Garland and James Mason in 1954. The other had Janet Gaynor and Fredric March in 1937.

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BEYONCE’S YEAR OF 4 SPECIAL AIRS TONIGHT!

A half-hour television special titled Beyoncé: Year of 4 is scheduled to air later tonight. The show will follow the singer’s recording process for her newly released album, 4. You don’t want to miss this! Be sure to tune in tonight (6/30) at 7:30 PM Eastern on Vh1 and Palladia as well as on MTV.com, Vh1.com, BET.com, MTV Hits and MTV Jams immediately following the premiere.

THE VOICE TO GO ON TOUR

NBC’s The Voice will be hitting the road this summer on a concert tour featuring the show’s eight finalists. However, their superstar coaches, Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine, will not be joining them. The Voice Live on Tour kicks off on July 27th and tickets are on sale now at LiveNation.com.

RICK ROSS IS BEING SUED OVER DEADLY PITBULLS

According to TMZ, Rick Ross is facing a lawsuit for allegedly owning the pitbulls that killed his neighbor’s pet. According to the suit, three of the rapper’s dogs escaped from Rozay’s Atlanta mansion and attacked the neighbor’s three-year-old Yorkshire Terrier. As a result, Ross is being sued for 15-thousand dollars in damages and court costs. He is yet to apologize for the incident.

· The puppy was so badly injured that the neighbor was forced to euthanize it.

JILL SCOTT IS NUMBER ONE!

We’re happy to report that Jill Scott has scored her first number one album of her career with her newly issued project, The Light of the Sun. The singer’s LP sold over 135-thousand units during its first week. This marks Scott’s fourth studio effort.

ALICIA KEYS CONCERT TO STREAM ONLINE!

In case you weren’t able to score tickets for Piano & I: A One Night Only Event With Alicia Keys, AOL Music will be streaming the concert live. Fans can watch the singer run through her biggest songs from New York City’s Beacon Theater tonight (6/30) beginning at 9:30 PM Eastern. Be sure to purchase the collector’s edition of her debut album, Songs in A Minor, available in stores now.

· On Tuesday, Keys was immortalized by Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Times Square. She spoke to MTV News about her wax figure, saying, “I actually think it’s really, really good! I was looking close up: It’s like my eyebrows are for real, and it’s like my eyes are for real, and the bone structure of my chin, like, ‘Look, that’s my chin! That’s my jaw. It’s incredible. It’s really incredible, and I think it’s so cool to be a part of the New York City part of the exhibit. I was born and raised here, this is my home, so it’s so perfect.”

FACT OF THE DAY: FLO RIDA

Despite lackluster first week sales of his latest album, Only One Flo (Part 1), we’re confident that Flo Rida will turn things around. Why? Well this happens to be the same artist whose hit song, “Low” featuring T-Pain, became the most successful Hip-Hop song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Within the 50-year period of 1958 to 2008, no other song has spent ten weeks at number one and sold over five-million digital downloads.

KELLY ROWLAND ISSUES HERE I AM TRACKLIST

In addition to leaking the artwork for Here I Am, Kelly Rowland has released the official tracklist for her upcoming album. The 10-track disc includes collaborations with Lil Wayne, Big Sean and Rico Love. Fans who purchase the deluxe edition will get to hear four extra songs, one of which features Nelly. Be sure to pick up your copy on July 26th. Here’s the tracklist:

Standard Edition

1. “I’m Dat Chick”

2. “Work It Man” feat. Lil Play

3. “Motivation” feat. Lil Wayne

4. “Lay It on Me” feat. Big Sean

5. “Feelin’ Me Right Now”

6. “Turn It Up”

7. “All of the Night” feat. Rico Love

8. “Keep It Between Us”

9. “Commander”

10. “Down for Whatever”

Deluxe Edition

11. “Heaven & Earth”

12. “Each Other”

13. “Motivation (Rebel Rock Remix)” feat. Lil Wayne

14. “Commander (Urban Remix)” feat. Nelly

GAME SHOOTS NEW VIDEO

According to Rap-Up.com, Game has spilled about what fans can expect of his upcoming video for “Pot of Gold.” The rapper said of the Chris Brown-assisted song that the visual walks “back through the days when I didn’t have anything, taking my son with me and showing him how we used to live.” The Bryan Barber-directed clip was shot in Compton. Expect it to premiere in the coming days.

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GAME WANTS FANS TO RAP ON “RED NATION”

Game has announced a new contest where he’s asking fans to submit a new verse for his single, “Red Nation.” In a short video message, he explained, “You could write or record your best 16 bars. I’m going to record my favorite verses on video and share with the world. For the winning verses, your name and link will pop up during your lyrics so everyone knows that your verse was pretty f**king hot and I chose it.” To learn more, visit Facebook.com/TheGame or TalentHouse.com.

· The rapper’s oft-delayed R.E.D. Album is expected to drop on August 23rd.

 

FANTASIA IS PREGNANT?!

Stop playing! After pictures surfaced online, it seems Fantasia is pregnant with her ex-boyfriend, Antwaun Cook. This is the same guy that the singer attempted to kill herself over last year. In any case, the couple was spotted vacationing in Barbados over the weekend with Fanny’s nine-year-old daughter from a previous relationship. Check out the photos via TheYBF.com now.

· Even though he’s coming off a bitter divorce, do you think Cook will propose to Fantasia?

· In case you forgot about the home-wrecking scandal, CNN reported that the 26-year-old “testified that she knew from the first day of her relationship with Cook that he was married and still living with his wife, according to two sources who were in the courtroom.”

· Today is the American Idol winner’s 27th birthday!

NEW SEAN PAUL MUSIC!

Finally! Sean Paul has just released a new single, “Got 2 Luv U” featuring Alexis Jordan. The track is the first offering from his forthcoming effort, which will be available later this year.

· Fans can purchase the tune for $1.29 via AtlanticRecords.com.

· Sean hasn’t dropped a new LP since 2009’s Imperial Blaze.

ANOTHER “MARVIN’S ROOM” REMIX!

Artists just can’t get enough of revamping Drake’s free song, “Marvin’s Room.” After Jo Jo, Teyana Taylor and Chris Brown laid down their vocals, Sammie has offered up another version of the song that became a huge trending topic on Twitter. Check it out now:

CALI SWAG ISSUES KICKBACK TRACKLIST

According to Amazon.com, the official tracklist for Cali Swag District’s debut album, The Kickback, has surfaced. The 15-song effort will be available in stores and online on July 12th.

· After one of the band’s members was killed last month, the rap group decided to put all four members on the album cover.

· The surviving rappers recently released their Deeper Than the Dougie mixtape hosted by DJ Kay Slay.

1. “Roof Back”

2. “Disgusting”

3. “Kickback”

4. “Burn Out (Drive Fast)”

5. “Me & U” (feat Recognition)

6. “I’m Freaking You” (feat YP Da’Writa)

7. “Hip Hop Fiend”

8. “Rock N Republic”

9. “9th Inning”

10. “I Don’t Need Your Money”

11. “Back It Up and Dump It”

12. “Run That”

13. “Can’t Live Without My Music” (feat Ashley A)

14. “Teach Me How To Dougie”

15. “Go”

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50 CENT TWITTER APPLICATION

50 Cent is getting ready to invade your Blackberry with a new application for Twitter. The mogul partnered with UberMedia to create free software that fans can use to communicate with 50. In addition, if you purchase the deluxe version for $1.99, you will be able to use voice effects from the rapper and even have 50 shout you out in a tweet. Visit Uber50.com to learn more.

· 50 currently has over 4.4-million followers on Twitter.

ARETHA WANTS J-HUD OR FANTASIA FOR BIOPIC

First Aretha Franklin wanted Halle Berry to take on the lead for her upcoming biopic, but the Queen of Soul is now pursuing other candidates. According to SingersRoom.com, the diva would love for either Fantasia Barrino, Jennifer Hudson or Patina Miller, who starred in Whoopi Goldberg’s musical Sister Act, to play her. While nothing is confirmed just yet, Franklin is also looking to include Denzel Washington and Terrence Howard in the flick. We’ll keep you posted.

· Considering Jennifer just lost all that weight, do you think she’d take on this role and agree to putting on extra pounds?

· “Finally we’ve got the financing, we’ve got the right producer. I’m waiting for the script.”

NICK CANNON IS NERVOUS, MARIAH IN HOSPITAL

According to AllAccess.com, Nick Cannon was scheduled to provide a keynote address during the Worldwide Radio Summit in L-A today (4/29) but he cancelled because his wife, Mariah Carey, was reportedly rushed to the hospital. While the parents-to-be are expecting twins, a boy and a girl, it’s currently unknown if the singer is in labor or not. We will keep you posted with further details!

· The news comes as Nick told Rap-Up.com that he has a “nervous feeling” about being a father. Nick added, “When it gets down to the wire, a lot of doctors and opinions start getting involved, all you’re thinking about is I just want healthy children. We’re at that stage where that’s all that’s on my mind.”

TYRESE BECOMES A NY TIMES BEST SELLING AUTHOR!

Tyrese Gibson has attracted a lot of praise since releasing his first book, How To Get Out Of Your Own Way. The singer-turned-actor has just been added to The New York Times Bestseller list. This is a must-read! Be sure to purchase your copy in stores now.

LLOYD CHANGES ALBUM RELEASE DATE

According to his Twitter page, Lloyd has announced a new launch date for his upcoming studio album, King Of Hearts. The “Lay It Down” crooner tweeted that the disc will now arrive on June 28th.

TINIE TEMPAH PREPS DISC-OVERY

22-year-old rapper Tinie Tempah will release his album, Disc-Overy, on May 17th. The U-K phenom has already scored a hit with “Written in the Stars,” which climbs one spot to number 13 on this week’s Billboard Hot 100 chart.

· Tinie Tempah’s Disc-Overy album debuted at number one in his native U-K and has spawned four top five singles.

JEREMIH LOOKS FORWARD TO MAKING MORE HITS

A lot of people will agree that 50 Cent did Jeremih a big favor by appearing as a guest feature on the singer’s hit song, “Down On Me.” With a new buzz surrounding his sophomore album, the Chicago native says he’s more confident and excited to continue recording bigger and better material. “Down On Me” is lifted from the crooner’s All About You LP, which is available now.

CIARA LOVED RECORDING BASIC INSTINCT

In our opinion, Ciara had one of the most slept-on albums of the 2010 with her latest album, Basic Instinct. Apart from the solid singles, including “Ride” and “Gimme That,” the overall project had a great flow to it. It’s unknown if she has begun recording her next studio album but we’ll keep you posted.

JENNIFER LOPEZ TALKS REDONE AND LADY GAGA!

Jennifer Lopez will release her new album, Love?, tomorrow. Along with the platinum single, “On The Floor” featuring Pitbull, the album features a Lady Gaga-penned tune called “Hypnotico,” which was produced by Gaga collaborator RedOne. Lopez told us how they hooked up.

 “I heard a demo not with her (Lady Gaga) on it, but with someone else on it. And I really liked it and I asked who produced this and who’s involved with this and I was told it was RedOne and Lady Gaga and that is how RedOne and I actually started working together. I got on the phone with him and I told him I really liked the track and he’s like, ‘If you and I work together, I’d like to actually get into the studio with you and really, really create stuff from scratch,’ which is what we ended up doing.”

RedOne also produced “On The Floor” and three other songs on the album. J. Lo’s Love? is out tomorrow.

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24 HOURS OF GAGA ON HBO ZONE THIS WEEKEND!

Following the debut of Lady Gaga’s HBO special on Saturday, May 7th at 9 PM, the HBO Zone channel will play the two-hour concert for 24 hours straight. Lady Gaga Presents The Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden will run for 24 hours from midnight on Saturday through midnight on Sunday. This marks the first time any HBO channel has been devoted to a single show for an entire d

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LIL WAYNE PROJECTED ALBUM SALES

According to XXLMag.com, Lil Wayne is looking to pull in impressive first
week sales despite being locked up in prison. The rapper’s newly released I
Am Not A Human Being EP is projected to sell over 90-thousand copies. The
set is only available digitally now but is estimated to move over
225-thousand units when it’s physically released in stores on October 25th.
The rapper may be serving time for weapons possession in New York’s Rikers
Island, but he can rest easy knowing fans still love and support him!

And…

LIL WAYNE’S BDAY LETTER FROM JAIL

On November 5th, Lil Wayne will be released from Rikers Island. Until then,
he continues to update fans on what he’s up to via his official page,
WeezyThanxYou.com. The rapper wrote on his 28th birthday about how it feels
to get older, his favorite card game to play in prison and how he is missing
his kids. Check out the full letter today!

KANYE PICKS RELEASE DATE

It looks like Kanye West has locked in a new release date for his upcoming
yet-to-be-titled fifth album. Rap-Up.com reports the “Power” rapper has
selected November 22nd to be the day that he drops his hotly-anticipated
project. The actual date falls in the same week as Black Friday, which is
the biggest shopping day of the year. West will go up against Nicki Minaj’s
Pink Friday, Ne-Yo’s Libra Scale, Akon’s Akonic, Lloyd Banks’ H.F.M. 2  and
Flo Rida’s The Only 1.

NICKI TALKS BI-SEXUALITY, GAY FANS

During an interview with Out.com, Nicki Minaj opens up about everything from
her musical influences to aspiring to out-sell male rappers. But more
importantly, she touches on her often-questioned sexuality and explains, “I
just don’t like that people want you to say what you are, who you are. I
just am. I do what the fuck I want to do.” The leading lady in Young Money,
who admits that her “Roman” alter-ego is a gay boy, also thanked her
homosexual fans for embracing her. Be sure to read the full interview HERE!

MISTRIAL FOR BUJU BANTON’S DRUG CASE

According to Billboard.com, Buju Banton’s drug case has reportedly been
declared a mistrial by a Florida judge. The reggae artist’s lawyer has
requested that the entertainer be released on bail after being held without
bond since his December 10th arrest. After five days of jury deliberation,
jurors failed to deliver a verdict connecting Buju to allegedly conspiring
to buy and distribute cocaine to an undercover police officer.

NICK CANNON IS PREPARED TO FIGHT EMINEM

According to CeleBuzz.com, Nick Cannon has challenged Eminem to take their
feud to the boxing ring at the Joe Louis Arena, which is located in Em’s
home city of Detroit. On his New York radio show, the funnyman stated that
the fight would finally end the feud over his wife, Mariah Carey. Cannon
also tweeted. “I don’t have nothing to lose! If I get beat up no one would
be surprised… It will just be more material for my stand up!”

*       A post on Cannon’s official site reads:  “The time has come! Boys
talk the talk, but men walk the walk. Nick has laid down the challenge to
meet Eminem in the ring. Nick and the rest of the crew on Rollin’ With Nick
Cannon think it’s time for the feud to be over once and for all. And to draw
Slim Shady out of hiding, Nick has decided to do it all for charity.”

*       Cannon has also set up a Facebook page to build excitement for the
unlikely event.

TREY TALKS SEX, LAUREN LONDON AND MORE!

To focus on promoting his latest Passion, Pain & Pleasure album, Trey Songz
recently revealed that he’s stopped drinking for 40 days. In addition to
committing himself to his craft, the ladies man opened up about his rumored
relationship status with actress Lauren London. Even though she’s already
met his mom, he feels they’re just friends and promises fans that he’s still
single. Head over to SingersRoom.com for the full interview and be sure to
grab your copy of Passion Pain And Pleasure in stores now.

FANTASIA ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES

We’ve previously reported that Fantasia has decided to team up with Eric
Benet and Kandi Burruss for a fall tour. According to SingersRoom.com, the
outing will kick off in November 4th at Virginia’s Landmark Theater and end
on New Year’s Day at St. Louis’ Fox Theatre. The tour will help further
promote the American Idol’s Back to Me album, the crooner’s long-delayed
Lost In Time LP and former Xscape member’s upcoming Kandi Koated effort.

*       Due to her suicide attempt, Fantasia told us she wasn’t able
to celebrate the success of her latest album, Back To Me.
However, she said in a press release that she’s “so excited about this
tour and having the chance to connect with my fans, the people that love me
and have been supporting me through everything.”

CHRIS BROWN READIES “DEUCES” REMIX

Chris Brown recently gave fans a sneak peek of the remix of his
chart-topping single, “Deuces,” during his Ustream session. The
revamped-record will now feature verses from Fabolous, T.I., Drake, Kanye
West and André 3000. You can expect the new version to premiere this Friday
and Breezy added, “We’re gonna shoot the video for that. The video’s gonna
be sick.”

*       The original song is currently number one on Billboard’s Hot
R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

PAUL WALL ATTACKS FAN WITH MICROPHONE?

According to TMZ, Paul Wall lost his cool while performing at the Low Low
Car Show in San Antonio. The Houston native actually punched a fan with his
microphone after the unnamed victim gave Paul the middle finger. It’s
unknown if charges will be filed against the rapper. We’ll keep you posted
with further updates.

OBAMA LISTENS TO LIL WAYNE AND NAS!

In the new issue of Rolling Stone, President Barack Obama admits that his
personal aide has helped improved his “rap palate.” He added that “Jay-Z
used to be sort of what predominated, but now I’ve got a little Nas and a
little Lil Wayne.” Obama stated that his daughters, Malia and Sasha, “are
now getting old enough to where they start hipping me to things.”

ROCK HALL ANNOUNCES 2011 INDUCTION NOMINEES

Yesterday, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced the nominees for 2011
induction.  Among the musicians in the running are Alice Cooper, Bon Jovi,
the Beastie Boys, Neil Diamond, the J. Geils Band, Tom Waits, Donovan, LL
Cool J and Donna Summer.  Now that the nominees have been selected, ballots
will be sent to the five-hundred rock hall voters, including previous
inductees.  Those voters will select who they think should be inducted and
the top vote getters will be announced in December.  Then, on March 14th in
New York City, this year’s crop will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall
of Fame.  Learn more at RockHall.com.

DRAKE LEAKS “FANCY” REMIX

We got a preview of the remix to Drake’s “Fancy” when Mary J Blige joined
Drizzy on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards. Turns out the track was
initially meant to be on MJB’s next studio effort before Swizz Beatz passed
the track to the Canadians emcee. Luckily, fans can download the alternate
version of the record now!

Click HERE to hear Drake’s Fancy Remix!

WYCLEF JEAN RETURNS HOME TO REST

We previously reported Wyclef Jean was hospitalized for stress and fatigue
in a New Jersey hospital. A rep for the Fugees member said the musician will
remain there for part of the week; however his publicist announced that he’s
already returned home to “recuperate,” adding that he “will be back to work
in about a week, and until then the family requests that he be allowed to
genuinely rest.” The news comes after Jean was not permitted to run for
president of Haiti due to residency requirements.

*       Jean family said in a statement, “Wyclef Jean has had an extremely
grueling three months – truly an exhausting eight months, since the
earthquake when he recommitted himself to our homeland and his passion for
our people. He is currently suffering the effects of lack of sleep and
stress, global travel, even the endless public eye, and has asked that his
fans and supporters bear with him for the next several days as he regains
his physical health and stamina.”

KELIS DROPS “SCREAM” VIDEO

Just when you thought Kelis had already begun working on a new album, the
singer has released another single from her commercially disappointing
record, Flesh Tone. Nas’ ex-wife has premiered the video for “Scream.” Be
sure to visit her official website to view it now!

QUINCY JONES PRAISES AMY WINEHOUSE

Amy Winehouse has received some very kind words from a music legend.  In an
interview with Rolling Stone, producer Quincy Jones said that the embattled
singer-songwriter “has a great voice” and that she’s so much more talented
then almost anyone else, that it’s like “she’s from another planet.”
Winehouse and Mark Ronson teamed up to do a version of the song “It’s My
Party” on a tribute album for Jones.

NICOLE FROM PCD CONFIRMED ON THE X-FACTOR

Nicole Scherzinger will indeed be a judge when The X-Factor comes to
America.  According to Deadline.com, TV personality Piers Morgan has
confirmed that both the Pussycat Dolls lead singer and British pop star
Cheryl Cole will be joining Simon Cowell on the show.  Morgan joked that the
former American Idol judge “will love a couple of feisty brunettes fighting
over him.”

GAGA ADDS DATES TO 2011 TOUR

It’s a long way down the road, but Lady Gaga is already adding tour dates to
her 2011 Monster Ball trek.  The pop star has added six more shows in April,
and another in June.  See all the dates now at GagaDaily.com.

BLACK EYED PEAS PREP NEW ALBUM

The Black Eyed Peas scored one of the biggest albums over the past two years
with The E.N.D. The record is still selling over eight-thousand copies a
week and has already sold over 2.7-million copies since its release back in
June 2009.  According to Rap-Up.com, the Peas are preparing their new album,
titled The Beginning, which will arrive in November.  That effort contains
12 tracks with four songs produced by DJ Ammo, three by will.i.am and two by
David Guetta, who also produced their number one hit “I Gotta Feeling.”  The
Black Eyed Peas will resume their The E.N.D. World Tour in Mexico tomorrow
before heading to Brazil for eight shows.  The Beginning is due out on
November 30th.

BRUNO MARS & MAROON 5 TOP iTUNES CHART

Bruno Mars has the most-downloaded song on iTunes this week with “Just the
Way You Are.” Far East Movement’s “Like a G6” featuring Cataracs & Dev flies
to number two and lands at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this
week, marking the L-A-based band’s first top ten hit.  Rihanna’s “Only Girl
(In the World),” Nelly’s “Just a Dream and Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream”
round out the top five.  Maroon 5 top the iTunes album chart with their new
effort Hands All Over, followed by Zac Brown Band’s You Get What You Give,
John Legend and The Roots’ “Wake Up!,” A Thousand Suns from Linkin Park and
Santana’s Guitar Heaven – The Greatsest Guitar Classics of All Time.

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JAY-Z AND BEYONCE HIGHEST EARNING COUPLE

Jay-Z and Beyonce have entered the 2010 Guinness Book of World Records for
becoming the Highest Earning Power Couple. Through touring and business
ventures, Hov and Bey racked in an impressive 122-million dollars combined
through June of last year. As previously reported, the pair recently claimed
the number one spot on Forbes’ Hollywood’s Top Earn Couples list.

CHRIS BROWN READIES FAME

According to RapRadar.com, Chris Brown is currently working on the follow-up
to last year’s Graffiti album. The forthcoming disc will be titled FAME,
which is an acronym for “Forgiving All My Enemies.” Fans can expect the disc
to drop later this year and to include “Deuces” and “Yeah 3X.”

JOHN LEGEND & THE ROOTS DROP ALBUM

The wait is over! Fans can now purchase John Legend and The Roots’ highly
anticipated joint album, Wake Up! The socially-conscious project includes
guest contributions from Common and Melanie Fiona and was designed to make
people become more aware of what’s going on in the world. Get your copy
today!

NICKI MINAJ IS JUST GETTING WARMED UP

Nicki Minaj has tunnel vision when it comes to working on her highly
anticipated debut album, Pink Friday. We recently caught up with the leading
lady of hip hop to find out how she feels about finally crafting her first
studio effort. Minaj explained that she’s humble and promised fans to never
get complacent in the industry. Pink Friday will be
available on November 23rd. Be on the look out for the video of Nicki and
Will.i.am’s joint single, “Check It Out.”

KANYE AND 50 CENT TO TOUR?

During an interview with Vibe, DJ Whoo Kid recently spilled on 50 Cent
wanting to potentially hit the road with Kanye West. The G-Unit affiliate
explained to the mag, that both rappers “have been talking about working
together since a couple months ago” and possibly looking to “roll out
together in a Euro tour.” Kid noted that while the moguls had a Neilsen
Soundscan competition a few years ago, “It’s the media that be hyping up all
the beef and stupidity. But the real story is behind the scenes these dudes
are talking.”

FAITH ISSUES “GONE ALREADY” VIDEO

Faith Evans has released the visual for her new single, “Gone Already,”
which serves as the lead from her upcoming Something About Faith album. You
can view the elegant clip on YouTube today and look for the disc to land in
stores on October 5th.

TREY SONGS SUPPORTS CHRIS BROWN

Even though Trey Songz will be the one joining Usher’s OMG tour instead of Chris Brown as previously reported, the “Bottoms Up” crooner told us he’s rooting for Breezy to reclaim the spotlight. In fact, Tremaine explained how
Brown is headed in a positive direction, especially after his BET Michael Jackson tribute and releasing “Dueces” with Tyga of Young Money. Brown recently tweeted that while there was talk of joining Mr. Raymond’s outing, he wanted to focus on his next studio project.

*      Do you think Chris would have been a better fit on the
OMG tour? Do you think Chris will ever become bigger than Usher in the
future?

MONICA IS DATING NBA PLAYER!

We’ve just learned that the chemistry between Monica and her love interest in the video for “Love All Over Me” wasn’t just acting. The songbird told Rap-Up.com that she’s actually dating Shannon Brown from the Los Angeles
Lakers. Mo says of the NBA star that they’re “in the beginning stages, but we’re much further than most because we don’t keep secrets, we have a great time, we share each other’s jobs, and we share each other’s interests.” The
news comes after the singer recently announced her split from her fiancé, Rocko.

FANTASIA, ERIC BENET TO TOUR TOGETHER

According to SingersRoom.com, a rep has confirmed that Fantasia, Eric Benet
and Kandi Burruss have decided to team up for a fall tour. The outing will
kick off in November and will help further promote the American Idol’s Back
to Me album, the crooner’s long-delayed Lost In Time LP and former Xscape
member’s upcoming Kandi Koated effort. Fans can expect all tour dates to be
announced soon.

JAZMINE SULLIVAN TITLES SOPHOMORE LP

According to her official fansite, Jazmine Sullivan has released the artwork
for her upcoming album, which has been titled Love Me Back. The disc, which
includes the Missy Elliott-produced lead single “Holding You Down (Goin’ in
Circles),” is slated to arrive in stores and online on November 2nd. Visit
JazmineSullivanMusic.com to learn more about the project!

*       In related news, Jazmine will join Mary J. Blige’s fall tour,
alongside El Debarge and newcomer Miguel.  The trek kicks off October 2nd in
Atlanta.

Love Me Back tracklist:

1. “Holding You Down (Goin’ In Circles)”

2. “10 Seconds”

3. “Good Enough”

4. “Don’t Make Me Wait”

5. “Love You Long Time”

6. “Redemption”

7. “Excuse Me”

8. “U Get On My Nerves”

9. “Stuttering”

10. “In Vain”

11. “Famous”

12. “Luv Back”

DRAKE TALKS THE HIGHLIGHT OF HIS CAREER

Aside from gaining fame from his So Far Gone mixtape, going platinum with Thank Me Later and working alongside Lil Wayne, Drake revealed what stands out as the best moment of his career. The “Best I Ever Had” rapper took a
moment before telling us that the highlight of his career was…. In related news, Aubrey has already begun recording his sophomore effort and completed an R&B mixtape that will arrive in the coming months.

PLANET MICHAEL

According to Billboard, the Michael Jackson estate has entered a licensing
deal with a Los Angeles company that will create an online virtual world
based on the King of Pop called Planet Michael.  The multi-player online
game will contain about 100-thosuand active users who will be able to
collect and trade virtual Jackson merchandise and earn credits by performing
challenges related to his music and dance moves.  The estate will work with
game publisher SEE Virtual Worlds to develop the game for release in late
2011. As in other virtual worlds, players can replenish their game accounts
using real money.

KOL, SNOOP AND MORE TALK STONER MOVIES

A new book titled Reefer Movie Madness: The Ultimate Stoner Film Guide is
set to come out next month. The book features interviews with tons of famous
people including Kings of Leon drummer Nathan Followill, Snoop Dogg, Melissa
Etheridge and more, all talking about their favorite stoner movies. It’ll
land on shelves on October 1st.

LADY GAGA’S SPEECH!

As we previously reported, Lady Gaga took the stage at a rally against the military’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy in Maine on Monday.  She was there to support the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network and unveiled a speech
called “The Prime Rib of America” for a crowd of over four-thousand people, which included college students and activists.

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