Song Of The Week: "Pour It Up" Rihanna
A lot of people are talking about this one. So last week, I reported the release of Rihanna's new album. Well, the album is here and there are some familar sounding songs on RiRi's seventh studio album. And "Pour It Up" is one of them. If you haven't lived under a rock for the past couple of months, there's NO secret what song this replicates. Regardless, this is a CLUB banger!
Album Of The Week: "Girl On Fire" Alicia Keys
Twenty-one year old singer Jojo kick slamed the "h-e-double hockey sticks" of all doubts that she could not make a comeback or shed her bubbly pop image seamlessly, with her new sexually charged single "Demonstrate."
The singer makes musical sex purring - "...Baby there's a lot of freaky sh*t, running through my mind that I can't say. But I know I can demonstrate & I can let my body explain" - against a heavy R&B beat.
Jojo teamed up with producer Noah '40' Shebib to create this comeback masterpiece. Shebib is known most famously for pairing up with musical powerhouses like Drake, Lil Wayne, Alicia Keys and most recently Nas.
Even though our favorite cut-loose holiday has come and gone, the party is not over just yet. This week is stacked with countless parties, benefits, and shows for your pleasure. Yes, NYC, Halloween doesn’t have to be your last epic till New Years. Who says it can’t be tonight?
The singer famous for singing "there's nothing you can't do" is proving it herself.
Alicia Keys announced Tuesday that she's joined the creative team for Stick Fly, a new Broadway play starring Dulé Hill ("Psych," "The West Wing") and Mekhi Phifer ("E.R.," 8 Mile). Keys, who was already a producer on the project, can now add Broadway composing to her resume, which already includes her 30 million album sales, best-selling book, and philanthropic work to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa.
"As someone who walked up and down this boulevard as a young girl, I cannot describe the thrill of having the opportunity of composing songs for a Broadway show,” Keys said. The classically-trained pianist added that the play about sibling rivalries flaring during a family's Martha's Vineyard vacation, has "honestly been a dream come true. I love the humor and humanity of Stick Fly, and I'm so excited to be a part of the emotional journey this show will take audiences on.”
More of a mission if you ask us. June Ambrose primary known for her signature turbans has been styling A- list celebrities for over 20 years. The next step? VH1 reality star! As we hold on to our TV remotes VH1 has officially released that Ms. Ambrose will launch her own docu- reality show early 2012 making this VH1's first ever fashion documentary TV show. June Ambrose has been linked to styling folks like Kim Kardashian, Sean Combs, Alicia Keys, Kelly Ripa, Jay Z and Mary J Blige.
The June Ambrose Project will chronicle June and her team of assistants working with established and up and coming artists, celebrities and models who are looking to re-brand their image. Each episode will showcase the person's new image.
Clear Channel may be giving the good people over at Pandora a run for their money. The San Antonio, Texas based media conglomerate reaches more than 154 million people and operates nearly 1,000 radio stations, reaching more than 110 million listeners every week. Yesterday, Clear Channel announced the lineup for the iHeartRadio Music Festival, which is scheduled to take place on September 23rd and 24th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of her debut CD, Songs in A Minor, Alicia Keys threw a ground shaking show at the Beacon Theatre appropriately titled, Piano and I. Alicia looked wonderful as always up on the stage alongside candles and her baby grand piano; with such exceptional talent, she didn't need much else.
The evening showcased a few cover numbers, which the songstress made her own, including Mary J. Blige's 'Real Love.' Alicia's powerful vocals and star studded performance engaged the audience as everyone sang along. She also included covers from Billy Joel, Brian McKnight, Marvin Gaye, and a prelude of the Beatles' song, 'Blackbird.'
Lil Wayne will join Drake, Alicia Keys, Jill Scott, and Chris Brown as performers at the 2011 BET Awards, which airs live on the cable network on Sunday, June 26th at 8pm ET/PT.
It seems like Weezy's been in the rap game forever. He's been spitting his lyrical wisdom song after song, album after album, and the flames of this New Orleans Hot Boy are not going to die out anytime soon. Best rapper alive? Most would say yes. Even while serving time at New York City's Rikers Island jail complex, Weezy made chart history when his album I am Not Human debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200. He joined Tupac Shaukur (Me Against the World) as the only rapper to have a #1 album while incarcerated. This guy really isn't human. This year Weezy is nominated for five awards including Best Collaboration, Best Male Hip-Hop Artist and Video of Year. He is set to perform music from his forthcoming album Tha Carter IV.
The music industry just keeps getting better, which generates the gloomy realization that the radio will have to suffice instead of hearing the tunes in the past college bar scene. Some artist's have continued creating catchy tracks while others have blown up, showing that they aren't going anywhere anytime soon.
In short, 2010's music can most be remembered for Lady Gaga, Bruno making all the females swoon and an exhilarating formal introduction to Mumford & Sons. Not to mention the satisfaction in knowing that Kings of Leon will continue to be the best rock band for years to come with their Southern root melodies and lyrics that without a doubt will catch listener's pressing repeat on their playlist.
As Co-founder and Global Ambassador of Keep A Child Alive Charity, Alicia Keys has turned to her celebrity friends in support for World Aids Day. Keys will be joined by other Twitter users in deleting their accounts until one million dollars is raised for those with HIV/ Aids in Africa.
Such supporters will include Lady Gaga, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Kim Kardashian, Ryan Seacrest, Serena Williams, Elijah Wood and Justin Timberlake. Those participating have filmed videos speaking out about their last tweets and testament. The campaign also will showcase them in coffins to represent a digital death.
For those who are anxious at the thought of not knowing what a favorite a-lister will be up to, just relax and step away from creep mode.
Raise the money and Buy Life now.