BLAST from the PAST: TLC, Whitney Houston & R. Kelly

This week's BLAST from the PAST is coming to you by not just one, five different artists. Three of the best songs that will ever grace your ear drums. I call this, the R&B edition. This segment features former girl group TLC, the lengendary Whitney Houston and the "Pied Piper" R. Kelly.

Each of these artists have had massive hits in the 90's and a die hard fan base. They've sold millions of albums worldwide and has won countless of awards and accolades from them. Dive into the past below as we listen to "Red Light Special", "All The Man That I Need" and "Your Body's Callin'".

Who Would You Like To See Play Whitney Houston In A Biopic?

It looks as if a movie will be happening sooner than later. Producers and film makers are eagerly preparing movie scripts and documentation to secure a biopic about Whitney Houston. The legendary singer died early this month inside of a hotel room.

As news surfaced about the biopic, names have been tossed around as to who will get the staring role. Rihanna, Meagan Good, Jordin Sparks and Jennifer Hudson all have been in the mix. For those of you who didn't know, this movie was in the works BEFORE Whitney passed away and she hand picked Meagan for the role. Now it looks as if she has some stiff competition.

SWV Debuts "I Missed Us" Album Cover + New Video

R&B trio SWV are back and better than ever with a new look, new album but with the same classic R&B sounding music that we all know and love. Above is the official album art work for their new album titled "I Missed Us" which hits stores April 17th.

A week or so ago, the trio premiered their new music video for "Co-Sign" which was directed by high fashion photographer Derek Blanks. Check out the video after the break.

Chris Brown Could Face 5 Years In Jail

Chris Brown could be looking at five years behind bars. As I reported, the singer may get arrested as news broke yesterday about him snatching a fan's iPhone and speeding off in his car with it. The fan filed a police report in hopes to get it back because she probably couldn't afford to get another one.

As the police report came in, news surfaced about Chris violating his probation and could possibly look at jail time. Well, as of today, the Miami Police department is indeed seeking his arrest and charging him for  robbery by sudden snatching. If convicted, he could face up to five years in prison. SMH..

Beyoncé In 2012 House Of Deréon Spring Collection Ad

Spring is right around the corner and you know what that means. Fashion, fashion and more fashion!! Beyoncé and her mom Miss Tina Knowles (as she likes to be called) has decided to give the world a sneak peek of what they have been cooking up over the winter.

Today, a new promo picture was released as well as a short video featuring models wearing the latest fashions from the clothing line for the upcoming Spring & Summer. The picture was snapped by Tony Duran and was created well before she gave birth to Blue Ivy. Speaking of...there will be a line out for babies as well. Stay tuned. Check out the video after the break.

Fresh Artist & Fresh Music: Rita Ora - "Party & Bullsh*t"

Roc Nation is slowly but surly becoming one of the heavy hitting labels in the industry. Some of you may not know this face, but her name is Rita Ora and she's the nation's newest artist. The 21-year old is from London and caught the attention of Jay-Z who took her under his wings.

She just recently dropped a song with DJ Fresh called "Hot Right Now" just a week ago which is sitting on top of the U.K. Charts. Today, she was with Jay-Z in New York as he introduced her to world and premiered the first single from her upcoming album. The song is called "Party & Bullsh*t". Listen to the hit below and make sure you check out the in depth interview to find out more about her.

Rihanna Working On 7th Studio Album

For those of you who were hoping that Rihanna takes a break from the limelight, you may have to continue hoping because from the looks of things, the starlet has told her fans that she is definitely recording new music. She wishes to snag producers Chase & Status for some fresh tunes.

The duo recently chatted with Digital Spy at the Brit Awards and revealed that the singer reached out to them while they all were in London just a few months ago. Check out what they had to say below.

The-Dream Premieres "ROC" Video + Announces Tour

Today, producer turned singer The-Dream dropped the video for his single "ROC". The track is lifted from his upcoming album "The Love IV: Diary of A Madman" which will drop later this year.

He will also be kicking off his "Kill The Lights" tour next month in which he will debut new material from the upcoming album, as well as perform previous hits and fan favorites. Check out the video and more after the break.

Fresh Music: Nicki Minaj - "Roman Reloaded" Feat. Lil Wayne

April 3rd is the day that Nicki Minaj will drop her new album "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded". Since announcing the album, the rapper has dropped track after track in hopes to score a hit.

Now, here's yet another track lifted from the album called "Roman Reloaded" and it features Lil Wayne. Check out the track below.

Chris Brown May Get Arrested And Head To Jail

Poor Chris Brown, he's just a fuck up. When something is going right for him, he makes a turn in the wrong direction. News broke today that the singer allegedly snatched and drove off with a fan's $500 white iPhone 4 out side of a nightclub in Miami over the weekend.

In case some of you forgot, Chris was sentenced to 5 years probation for assaulting girlfriend (at the time) Rihanna back in 2009. The report indicates that a fan wanted to take a picture of Brown, followed him to the car thar he was in and tried to snap a picture with her phone. That's when he snatched it and sped away. Check out the report below.

I Feel Sorry For Karaoke Tran....NOT

Chris Brown & Karrueche Tran
Poor poor Karaoke Tran. She thought she had a good one. Despite all the warnings and obvious clues, the groupie is reportedly devastated by the reunion of Chris Brown and Rihanna...musically at least. She is now mixed inside of a love triangle.

There have been so many rumors over the past few months about Chris and Jeep Cherokee have surfaced. Everything from them being in a open relationship, to living together and her being happy. Well, those days and rumors are gone following the release of Birthday Cake and Turn Up The Music remixes and all of the drama surrounding it, Karaoke has had it and took to twitter to vent.

Jordin Sparks Calls My Post Bullshit

Oh yes she did! American Idol winner Jordin Sparks has a lot on her plate right now. She's prepping her new album, new endorsement deals with Reebok and of course a new movie "Sparkle" without the star Whitney Houston. I'm sure it's hard for her but the work has to be be done.

Any who, she got a hold of a post I did about her last month and she pretty much dismissed the entire thing. The post was from a source giving me info on an album update, and I posted it. I wasn't hoping to get her attention or anything but I did with the help of a reader. Check out the story below.

Cissy Houston's Letter to Whitney

The world is still mourning over the loss of the legendary Whitney Houston. The icon passed away last week and the home going service was held this past Saturday. It was a very touching service. It was aired online and broadcasted all over the world so that fans had the chance to say goodbye.

A program and obituary was given to every funeral attendee and inside, it was filled with pictures and fun times that were shared with the late singer. A touching note that caught my eye was the letter to Nippy from her mother Cissy Houston. She indicates that her daughter's spirit came to say goodbye shortly after the passed away. Read it below.

Beyoncé & Jay-Z Courtside At Nicks vs Nets Game

Music's most powerful couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z we Blue Ivy-less while attending a New York Knicks vs. New Jersey Nets basket ball game this evening.  The couple watched the game court side.

Mama is looking a bit bigger in the thighs than she normally looks. That Popeyes chicken must have been pretty tasty! This is the first time the couple has been snapped together since the birth of their baby girl.

Fresh Music: Rihanna "Birthday Cake" (Remix) feat. Chris Brown

...and here's the other highly anticipated song from the duo. The remix to Birthday Cake and it definitely features Chris Brown. Listen in below.

Fresh Music: Chris Brown - "Turn Up The Music" (Remix) Feat. Rihanna

Here's one of the highly anticipated tracks from the infamous pair Rihanna & Chris Brown. It's the remix of his new single "Turn Up The Music". Get into it below.

Vicky Nolan Covers Coldplay's "Don't Panic"

She did it! The first video cover reached it's goal in views so Vicky Nolan has released yet another video of her covering the very popular music group Coldplay and their song "Don't Panic".

Watch as she shines vocally with her version on the song. She will soon be gracing radio stations in your area so keep it locked. Check out the clip after the break.

Kelly Rowland Performs "Greatest Love Of All" For Muhammad Ali

It was the 70th birthday of boxing legend Muhammad Ali. The star-studded even took place in Las Vegas over the weekend. It was not only a birthday celebration, but for the Keep Memory Alive Foundation’s ‘Power of Love Gala’ as well.

Kelly Rowland was one of the attendees. Inside she payed tribute Whitney Houston and Muhammad Ali by singing the classic "Greatest Love Of All". Check out the moving performance after the break.

Rihanna's "Birthday Cake" May Not Be Released Due To Controversy

Fans just may have to wait longer than expected to hear the Rihanna promised "Birthday Cake" single. News comes in from Sandra Rose stating that she has a very credible source saying that the release of the single is under fire and may get shelved due to the controversy surrounding it.

A few months back, Rihanna said that she will give the fans a surprise on her birthday and it will be the full length version of the fan favorite song. But in recent weeks, she teased about having a guest appearance that will "shock the world". People speculated that it was Chris Brown. Soon after, pictures surfaced of Chris & RiRi leaving the exact same studio on the same day, at different times.

Beyoncé, Jay-Z & Others Get Spoofed On SNL

Saturday Night Live hasn't been doing too well ratings wise this season. So the producers decided to enlist veteran Maya Rudolph who played Beyoncé and Jay Pharaoh played Jay-Z in a skit which aired this past Saturday night.

In the short skit, the couple introduced their baby Blue Ivy to their celebrity friends like Prince, Nicki Minaj, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt , Taylor Swift and more. Check out the clip after the break.

Whitney Houston's Obituary

The obituary of the legendary Whitney Houston is making it's rounds and I got a hold of it for you all. This is what the guests will receive as the arrive tomorrow for the invitation only service in New Jersey at New Home Baptist Church.

The service will be broadcasted live across the world over the internet. BET will also have coverage of the Home Going service which will start at 11:30E/10:30C. Singer Aretha Franklin and others are reported to sing. Oprah, Bobby Brown, Clive Davis and more will be attending as well. Check out the masterpiece after the break.

Monica & Brandy Perform "It All Belongs To Me" On Leno

R&B divas Brandy & Monica are making their promotional rounds for their newest duet "It All Belongs To Me". The track was penned and produced by Rico Love and it is their first song together in over 14 years. The song will be featured on both of their upcoming albums.

A video has also been shot, it was directed by Chris Robinson. Last night, the two ladies took to the stage on Leno and gave a smashing performance of the song. Watch as Monica rocked her Whitey Houston shirt and they sang the night away.

Chris Brown Premieres "Turn Up The Music" Video

This was done rather quickly. Singer Chris Brown premiered the video for his newest single "Turn Up The Music". The clip is filled with him and other dancing like their lives depended on it. It starts off with him drinking at the very beginning, then he calls for a cab.

He gets in, drunk of course, and asks the driver to turn up the air. Instead, he turned up the music. So after, Chris was at the wildest party ever. Animal hats were worn, eyes were white, and he tribute Michael Jackson throughout the entire video. Check it out below.

Amber Riley From Glee Slays "I Will Always Love You"

Fox's hit television show Glee has a Whitney Houston song already recorded, chopped and ready to be aired on Valentine's Day. It was recorded well before the death of the legendary singer. So this wasn't rushed, producers didn't fight t make it happen, because it just flowed with time.

Amber Riley, who play Mercades on the show, performed the classic "I Will Always Love You" on the show. Note, this isn't the first time she has sang a Whitney song, but this is one of the first times she blew me out of the waters. Watch her flawless performance of the song below. She always had the chance to speak and chat with Whitney just days before she died.

Ashanti & Keyshia Cole Collaborate For New Albums

Thanks to a reader for sending this in. Twitter always has it's way for revealing things. Now, it has been noted that singers Keyshia Cole and Ashanti had been in the studio cooking up a collaboration. It's called "Woman To Woman".

Both ladies have albums in the works so it's not clear who's song it is or who's album it will be featured on, but one thing is for sure, and that is the ladies think it will be a smash. Check out their tweets after the break.

Waiting To Exhale Sequel Moves Forward Without Whitney Houston

As many of you may know, I first reported that Whitney Houston was set to reprise her role in the film franchise of "Waiting To Exhale". Now, word has it that the production company will move forward with the movie without Houston.

There's no word on his her character will be replaced, written off or re-worked some how. The film is in pre-production meaning that nothing has yet to be filmed. So the world will not get a glimpse of Whitney reprising her role. Check out the article below as well as fellow actresses Angela Bassett and Loretta Devine's thoughts on the singers untimely passing.

Whitney Houston Said That She Wanted To See Jesus Just A Day Before Her Death

According to TMZ, they believe that Whitney Houston had premonitions about death. Speaking to multiple sources that we're near the legendary songtress days and hours before her death, they learned that she wanted to spend as much time praising the lord because she felt that her time was coming.

She was also reportedly have deep and in-depth conversations with close friends about the bible and the afterlife, quoting the bible, singing hymns and saying chilling phrases like "I'm gonna go see Jesus." Check out the article after the break.

Fresh Music: Usher - "Climax"

It looks as if yesterday was the day to release and leak tracks. Usher was the latest with his Valentine's Day gift to his fans being a new song called "Climax".  The seductive song shows his falsetto vocals.

The track was produced by Diplo. There's no word on if this will be featured on his upcoming album or not, but it definitely gets you into the groove. Listen to it after the break.

Whitney Houston's Albums See Sales Increase

We all know that when an artist dies, there music is purchased for remembrance. Retailers see a sales spike and that is the case this week for the legendary Whitney Houston who passed away over the weekend. Her album "Whitney: The Greatest Hits" has climbed it's way onto the Billboard 200 Albums.

The singer sold approximately 60,205 copies of the album within two days. It's sits respectively at No. 6 on the new chart. She saw a sales increase of a stunning 10,419%. The album is also sitting at No. 2 on the official iTunes chart. Below you can check out how her other albums are doing on the iTunes chart.

Fresh Music: Lil Kim - "If You Love Me"

Your home girl Lil Kim has given her fans a Valentine's Day gift. She dropped a new song for her followers today called "If You Love Me".

Listen if you dare................................

Watch: The Game (Season 5, Episode 7)

I hope that you all have been keeping up with "The Game". If not, you can definitely catch up on all of the episodes from this season right here on Dimp-Zone.

After the break, check out the latest episode of the series that aired last night on BET.

Keshia Chante Gives Update On Aaliyah's Biopic

This story has been going around the inter-web and news outlets for almost three years now. Up and coming singer Keshia Chante was tapped to play the late great Aaliyah, who died in 2001, in a movie about her life.

There has been minimal talk about the production, articles are scares and there hasn't been an update....until now. Keshia has decided to break her silence and give an update to fans who have been waiting oh so long for this movie. She spoke with CYinterview and put all of the stories and rumors to rest. Check out the article below.

Janet Jackson Talks Whitney Houston + She Looks Flawless

As the music world continues to morn the loss of the legendary Whitney Houston, stars from all over share their thoughts, memories and what they were doing when they found out the devastating news. Pop icon Janet Jackson paid a visit to Anderson Cooper's daytime talk show.

She talk about where she was when she found out the news, Whitney's amicable talent, and gave heart felt advice to her daughter Bobbi-Kristina. Watch the video as Janet remembers the fallen star.

Fresh Music: Nicki Minaj - "Starships"

Check out Nicki Minaj's first official single from her upcoming album "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded". The LP drops April 3rd.

The track was produced by RedOne. The album preceded by three buzz singles; "Roman In Moscow", "Stupid Hoe", & "Roman Holiday". Listen in below.

Kelly Rowland Honors Mariah Carey With "Fantasy" Performance

Kelly Rowland was joined on stage by rapper Raekwon as they paid tribute to Mariah Carey for the BET Honors which aired last night. The ceremony was recorded last month and fans we're itching to see what was served.

Watch Kelly as she slay this performance. She gave her rendition of "Fantasy". The hit song was featured on the platinum selling "Daydream" album. With Mariah in the front row applauding an cheering her on, Kelly gave more and more. Peep it after the break..

Cassie Premieres "King Of Hearts" Video

As promised, Cassie has dropped her official video from her upcoming album. The visually stunning clip for "King of Hearts" shows her taking a trip to her seductive side. Watch as she ventures in the bath tub, strut the hallway in a very revealing bikini and dances the night away. Check out the video after the break.

Monica Remembers Whitney Houston On The Set Of New Video

Monica tweeted the above photo of herself on the set of her and Brandy's music video for their single "It All Belongs To Me". Monica is seen wearing a shirt with a photo of the legendary Whitney Houston who died over the weekend.

The photo is one snapped from her iconic hit "I Wanna Dance With Somebody". Just a day before she died, Whitney was seen mentoring Monica and Brandy for their pre-Grammy performance as they rehearsed on stage. That will be a moment that they both will treasure for the rest of their lives. Monica looks great by the way.

Nicki Minaj Explains Her Grammy Performance & More With Ryan Seacrest

Some of the world was in shock, some people loved it and others was offended by it. Nicki Minaj's Grammy performance raises a lot of eye brows after it aired live on television last night. She performed her song "Roman Holiday".

She spoke with Ryan Seacrest on his radio show this morning and she discussed the Grammy performance, who Roman is, a moving she's writing, working with Madonna and M.I.A. for the Super Bowl performance, and more. Listen to the interview below...and for you readers, an article is attached.

Whitney Houston & Jordin Sparks' Movie "Sparkle" Gets Earlier Release Date

The movie "Sparkle" was deemed to be Whitney Houston's comeback film. Jordin Sparks also stars as Houston plays her mother in the movie.  Due to the untimely death of the legendary singer, the studios are in talks of moving that movie away from the August release, to a Memorial Day release.

The production company made it clear that they are not switching the dates to make money but they want the public to remember as a brilliant performer and a stunning actress. Check out the article below.

Karmin Performs On Saturday Night Live

Music's newest duo Karmin was a bit over looked this weekend due to the untimely death of Whitney Houston. But it didn't stop the two from delivering smashing performances on the show.

Paying a visit to Saturday Night Live, the two performed their single "Broken Hearted" and a new song called "Told You So". Check out the performance below.

Vicky Nolan Teases Fans With Studio Picture

Vicky Nolan is keeping us on the edges of our seats. Just a few hours ago, this picture surfaced on her official Facebook page with a discription of "I'm dyyyyyying to show you my new vid! I'll upload it once the vid below gets to 2000 views... share with your friends and all will be revealed! x"

The video she's referring to is this one. Make sure to watch it because I'm itching to see the new video. I also can not seem to get over her lipstick! She really knows how to wear it! FIERCE!!

Celine Dion Slams Whitney Houston & Says Drugs Killed Her

It looks like singer Celine Dion hasn't wasted any time in determining the cause of Whitney Houston's death. Forget the corner's toxicology report. The singer spoke with Good Morning America over the phone where she concluded that drugs killed the legendary singer.

She pointed out some of the good, but mostly the bad about Whitney saying things like "the love of drugs was bigger than the love of her family" and that "She's afraid of show business due to drugs". Watch the clip below, and for those of you that like to read, an article is attached as well.

Adele Covers Vogue Magazine + Photo Spread

She was the biggest winner at last night's Grammy Awards, winning six awards. Now Adele is gracing the cover of the March issue of Vogue magazine.

Inside she talks about how her life has changed within the past year. After the break, take a look at stunning photos from the spread.

Fresh Music: Christina Milian - "Mr. Valentine"

We know for sure the one thing that Lil Wayne and The-Dream have in common, and that is women. Ironically the same women. Christina Milian has announced that she has just signed a deal with Young Money and now joins the likes of Nicki Minaj, Drake, Lil Wayne, Bow Wow and others.

Just a few moments ago a new track surfaced from the song bird called "Mr. Valentine" just in time for the Hallmark holiday. Check out the island inspire hit below.

Wendy Williams Breaks Her Silence About Whitney Houston's Death

A lot of people have been waiting to hear what Wendy Williams had to say about the death of Whitney Houston. Following their infamous radio interview back in 2003. While I will not get into that because it's old and irrelevant, I will share with you all what Wendy had to say. I would like to point out that she said this is the last time she will address Whitney's death on her show.

She was being honest, and raw. She had her heart on her sleeve and couldn't keep her composure. Some of you will just say she was acting, some of you are still holding this grudge about the radio interview, I feel this was near and dear and it came from her heart. Whitney let it go, and so did now it's time that you let it go. Check out the emotional clip below.

Ashanti Performs "The Woman You Love" On Good Morning America

Following her touching tribute to Whitney Houston, Ashanti graced the stage yet again on Good Morning America to perform her single "The Woman You Love".

It's the first single from her upcoming album which will be released later this year. Check out the video below.

Beyoncé Working On Two New Projects For 2012

It's not shocking to hear that Beyoncé is working on not one, but two projects for 2012. This news comes after songwriter and producer Ryan Tedder spoke to the press shortly after the Grammy Awards last night.

He crafted her hit "Halo". He indicated that that she's working on two projects and one of them being her 5th studio album which is in the early stages. He also confirmed that the new album will be mostly about the birth of her daughter Blue Ivy. Check out the article below.

Whitney Houston's Final Performance + Kelly Price Remembers Her Fallen Sister

This photo was taken Thursday night, less than 48 hours of the singers passing. Whitney Houston came out to support her long time friend Kelly Price's Grammy nomination party. The celebration was full of singers out showing their support.

Below you can't catch some of Whitney's very last and final stage performance with Kelly as she briefly sings "Jesus Loves Me". After that, Kelly Price gives an emotional interview about the lady she knew as her big sister. Check it out after the break.

Ashanti Tributes Whitney Houston on Good Morning In America

This is just one of the many tributes to come for the late singer Whiteny Houston. R&B diva Ashanti paid a visit to Good Morning America.

She horned Houston by singing one of her hits "I Have Nothing". She gave  a powerful rendition of it. Check it out below.

Beyoncé, Oprah & Celine Dion Speak About The Life of Whitney Houston

There's no doubt that the world will truly miss "The Voice" Whitney Houston. That's what Oprah will always and forever refer to her as. The late singer passed away Saturday afternoon inside of a hotel. No official word on the cause of death as of yet, but stories are bring put together.

Celebrities have been issuing statements and sharing their Whitney-fun filled stories with everyone. Now the likes of her mother, ex-husband, Beyoncé & Celine Dion have also spoken about the life of Whitney. with their official statements. Check out the statements after the break.
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