Janet Graces Harper Bazaar Indonesia

Singer, dancer and actress Janet Jackson stuns on the Feb. 2012 cover of Harper's Bazaar Indonesia. She has been quite the busy body with her weight loss campaign and movies over the past few years that she has put music on the back burner. Well, that has changed.

There has been no word on any recent studio time but according to this website, Ms. Jackson is set to drop a brand new studio album before the year is out. It makes sense simply because she's not working on a film, nor is she on tour  and she's working hard to get back that killer body that she's known for to wow her fans.


Watch: "The Game" (Season 5, Episode 5)

The fifth episode of the The Game aired tonight on BET. Melanie, Derwin, Tasha, Malik and Jason lives get a little bit testier on this show.

Jason finds himself falling for Chardonnay but she's not feeling it, so he seeks out advice from Tasha, Malik & Derwin. Meanwhile, the two of them attempt to squash their beef with each other but fails, and Melanie goes Hollywood for a church. Brandy & DeeRay Davis also guest stars. Watch the latest episode below.

Bow Wow Has Money To Shoot Music Videos But Can't Pay The IRS

I thought this was so funny! Right after I came across the IRS story, I find this one. Bow Wow dropped a brand spanking new music video today! He sure did. A NEW video for his NEW single from his NEW album called "Underrated".

This will be his first album under Cash Money Records. The song is called "Sweat" and it features Lil Wayne. Check it out after the break.

Bow Wow Slapped With $126,000 Tax Bill By IRS

Your home boy little Bow Wow has been slapped right across the face by the IRS and a hefty tax bill that he's failed to pay over the past 3 years.

It looks like it's time for him to get another accountant because this isn't the first time. He's a repeat offender. Check out the article after the break.

Lil Wayne Premieres "Mirror" With Bruno Mars

The Bruno Mars assisted single "Mirror" is the latest offering from Lil Wayne and his latest album "The Carter IV". The clip was directed by Antoine Fuqua.

Check out the paint slinging video after the break.

Adele Set To Perform At The Grammy Awards

I'm sure this was the look Adele had on her face when she received the call from The Grammy's for her to perform. Yes, it's official. This chart-slaying, wig snatching machine will be performing at this year's ceremony.

What will she perform? Who knows. I mean, she's only on her SECOND single after a year of the album's release, so why not milk it? Perform that second single! Save the third single for next year!

The show will be hosted by LL Cool J live from L.A., Sunday, February 13th at 8/7c.  Be sure to tune in...because I will.

Nicki Minaj covers Wonderland Magazine

Onika Nicki Minaj is hot on the promo trail. She's gearing up for a highly anticipated single release with Madonna and M.I.A. She has a new album that will be dropping April 3rd called "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded". Now, the emcee has landed on the cover of Wonderland magazine.


What do you think of the cover?

Ashanti Talks Moving Past Murder Inc, Label Drama & More

Slowly but surly, Ashanti is kicking off the promotional rounds for her upcoming album, which is still untitled. The songstress stopped by Access Hollywood and dished on what she's been up too over the past 3½ years since her last album.

She also sheds light on the drama behind the Murder Inc failure, her new label, distribution deals and she touches a little bit on Jay-Z & Blue Ivy.  She also recorded an alternate version of her song "Woman You Love" for Adult Contemporary Radio Stations. Get into it all after the break.

LL Cool J & Nicki Minaj Pose For Grammy Ads

Serving as the host for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, LL Cool J teamed with rapper Nicki Minaj for a few promotional pictures. The show will air live from Los Angeles on February 12 at 8/7c on CBS.

Nicki is nominated for Best New Artist and she will take to the stage for her first ever Grammy performance. Check out another picture after the break.

Drake Says He Didn't Respond To Any Of The Disses Because He Felt That Common Used Him To Just To Sell His New Album

I'm sure all of you were aware that Common had been taking shots at Drake over the past few weeks. During interviews, show and promotional rounds, the Chicago rapper had much to say about the Canadian emcee.

The beef is reportedly over between the two, but now in a new interview, Drake opened up on why he hasn't and won't respond to any of Common's disses. He simply said that Common used him to sell his new album. Check out the article after the break.

Raven Symone Does "NOH8"

 Raven Symone recently dolled up for the uber popular "NOH8" campaign.

She looked stunning as she supported one of the largest campaigns for marriage equality. Check out another pic after the break.

Fresh Music: M.I.A. - "Bad Girls"

As reported last week, here's the premiere of M.I.A.'s new single "Bad Girls" which was produced by none other than Danja.

The song will officially hit iTunes tomorrow and the video is expected to follow on Feb. 3rd. Check out the cut after the break.

Busta Rhymes & Chris Brown Premieres "Why Stop Now" Video

Busta Rhymes is back and he's coming hard. He recently released his newest, Chris Brown assisted, single called "Why Stop Now". This marks the hip-hop heavy weights first single to be released under Google Music's umbrella.

The clip was directed by Hype Williams and Busta spits his rhymes while Breezy shows off his matrix like skill by bouncing from wall to wall. Get into it after the break.

Jordin Sparks Visits The "Today" Show

Everyone's favorite American Idol winner Jordin Sparks paid a visit to the "Today" show. She sat along side host Hoda Kotb and played co-host as Kathie Lee Gifford had the day off.

For an whole hour the pair talked about life after idol, her upcoming projects, love for Whitney Houston & Jason Derulo plus a lot more. Check it out after the break.

Ciara Enlists Super Producers For New Album

Looks like your home girls Ciara is pulling out all the stops for her Epic Records debut. It looks as if Bangladesh and the hit makers behind LMFAO's "Party Rock", Goon Rock, Josh Stephens, and Dre Koon.

The news comes via twitter after all of these producers confirmed that they were indeed crafting hits for he upcoming album.  Check out the tweets below.

Did You Know That Ciara Shot A Video For "High Price"?

Who Knew? Because I sure didn't. My bff Brandan from Thirsty Blog told me about it today. Ciara's criminally underrated third studio album "Fantasy Ride" featured a few songs that I actually liked, and this was one of them. It's called "High Price" and it features Ludacris. The entire process of that album was a rocky one, with the leakage of songs day after day and constant delays. This song stood out to fans & quickly became a favorite.

 It was rumored to be a single but neer saw the light of day, nor did the video. Yes, there was a video shot for the song but it was never released. Instead, there has been this very short snippet of a video that's been on the inter-web for a few years now. No one just never noticed it, until NOW! Check out the clip after the break.

Fresh Music: Chris Brown "Touch Me (Like Ur Touching Urself)" feat. Se7en

Two new Chris Brown songs in just two days. That simply means the album is close to being completed. After the release of his dance single, it looks like it's time to slow the party down and former RichGirl singer Se7en joins him for the fun.

The song is called "Touch Me (Like Ur Touching Urself)" and it is rumored to be featured on his upcoming album "Fortune" which now has tentative release date of March, but may be pushed back until April. Give the song a listen below.

Christina Aguilera Butchers Etta James' Classic "At Last"

Christina Aguilera was hand picked by Etta James' family to perform at her funeral because Etta had a huge amount of respect for Aguilera. She deemed her as "the voice of our generation".

She performed the classic "At Last" which was broadcasted live on television. Check out the performance after the break.

Fresh Music: Karmin - "Broken Hearted"

You all may remember these faces from here. Almost a year ago, the duo shot to fame after their many covers of artists like Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj. They've been featured on many television talk shows and other venues and to top it all off...the soon to be married couple were recently signed to Epic Records. The album is due out in April.

They just released their second single from their debut album and it's called "Broken Hearted".It has the name of a sad love song, but it's quite the opposite. Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan out did themselves with this one. It's a MUST listen. They both will be featured on SNL Feb. 11th to perform this song. Give it a listen after the break.

Iggy Azalea Signs To Interscope Records, Album Out In June

Aussie rapper Iggy Azalea has officially signed to a label. Interscope Records is her new home. She joins Lady Gaga, Natalia Kills, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and others.

The nes comes after the rapper posted onto her twitter account saying "Interscope if you were wondering." The debut album has a title and a release date. It's called "The New Classic" and expectded to be released this June. To get more familiar with her, click here.

Bow Wow Claims To Have Had Sex With Kim Kardashian & Others

Little Bow Wow just sat down with the Breakfast Club radio show recently where he talked about rumors, his life, music career, daughter and of course chicks that he's banged in the industry.

He says that his d*ck game is vicious and it will make you moan. The hosts went down a list of celebrity names and he had to confirm if he smashed them or not. Everyone from Ciara, down to Kim Kardashian. Check out the interview after the break.

Fresh Music: Sean Paul - "How Deep Is You Love (feat. Kelly Rowland)"

Sean Paul & Kelly Rowland have teamed up to bring us one smooth, island flavored jam called "How Deep Is Your Love". The hit was written by non other than Ester Dean and produced by the hit makers Stargate.

The track will appear on his upcoming album called "Tomahawk Technique" and will be released internationally on Jan. 30th. Get into the groove after the break.

Rihanna Gets Her Own Fashion TV Show

She's done music, movies, and runway shows. The only thing Rihanna has yet to conquer is a number one album television. That will soon change, this Summer to be exact. The pop princess is gearing up to launch her very own fashion reality television show. She also be an executive producer.

It was be based in Britain where she and Nicola Roberts will team up for the show which will premiere on the Sky Living network. She will search throughout Britain to find the next generation of undiscovered designers. Check out the report below.

Ruben Studdard Premieres "June 28th (I'm Single)" Video

Remember America's "Velvet Teddy Bear" Ruben Studdard? The American Idol champ is making his return to music after a lengthy hiatus. He slimmed down a bit, and just released the video to his brand new single which declares his singleness. It's called "June 28th (I'm Single)".

The singer was recently divorced from his wife of two years and this songs tells you all about how he's single and ready to mingle. The album is called "Letters from Birmingham" and is expected to be released March 13th. Check out the video after the break.

Fresh Music: Chris Brown - "Turn Up The Music"

A new track leaked from Chris Brown tonight called "Turn Up The Music". The song comes right in time as I reported earlier this month that a new single would be released in late January to early February. There's no word on if this is the official second single or if it will even appear on his upcoming album "Fortune".

It's a heavy dance track and shows off his "dance" side. If indeed this is chosen as a single, which I doubt) the video would be an epic one. Listen to the track after the break.

Carrie Underwood Prepares Her Return

You American Idol fans are in for a treat as news comes in about Carrie Underwood. The country songbird broke news that her new single called "Good Girl" will be making it's debut pretty soon.

Feb. 23rd to be exact, that's when the song hits stations across the nation. Underwood confirms the song title and says that the track will "blow you guys away." Check out the clip after the break.

RichGirl's Last & Final Mixtape "Can You Afford Me"

RichGirl fans, here's a treat for you. The girl group's last and final mixtape was released a few weeks ago. It's called "Can You Afford Me" and features a whopping 16 tracks. The EP has guest appearances from Fergie, Ne-Yo, Chris Brown, Ke$ha, Rico Love & Fantasia.

The tracks we're all leftovers which we're supposed to featured on their debut album but since they've separated, the album has been scratched and shelved indefinitely. Lyndriette, Audra, Brave, & Se7en all have went their separate ways and are all working on solo projects. Download the free mixtape here. After the break you can peep the track listing and listen to the songs.

Adele Grabs Third Billboard Hit

She's continuing to slay the charts across the world. U.K. singer Adele has knocked Rihanna's "We Found Love" from the top spot of Billboard's Hot 100 with her third single "Set Fire To The Rain". The single is lifted from her highly successful sophomore album "21", which has sold more than 6 million copies in the U.S. alone and even more world wide.

With little to no promotion, she continues to see success. People are simply buying her music and supporting her. This marks her third consecutive single from her album to make it to the top spot. The album was released almost a year ago and it continues to slay. I'm not mad at you Adele! Congratz!


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M.I.A. Preps "Bad Girls" Single & Video

With her Madonna & Nicki Minaj collaboration coming up, M.I.A. is gearing up for the release of her own single called "Bad Girls". The cut was produced by hit-maker Danja.

The song is expected to premiere online this coming Monday Jan. 30th then hit iTunes the following day. The video was directed by Romain Gavras and is expected to premiere Feb. 3rd. Above is the official single artwork....colorful eh?
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Fresh Music: John Legend - "Tonight (Best You Ever Had)" feat. Ludacris

It's been a hot minute since we last heard something fresh from John Legend, but the wait is over. The singer just released a new single from the "Think Like A Man" soundtrack called "Tonight (Best You Ever Had)" featuring rapper Ludacris.

Produced by Phatboi Productions, the song will make it's way to Legend's next album, but only if his fans like it, and I do. Check it out after the break.

Kelly Rowland Premieres "Keep It Between Us" Video

Kelly Rowland dropped her latest video for the song "Keep It Between Us" earlier today. The track serves as the official fourth single from her album "Here I Am".

Lance Gross plays her love interest in this clip and the two flaunt their love for the whole city to see. Check out the love filled video after the break.

Vicky Nolan's Glamorous Photoshoot

Vicky Nolan looks STUNNING in a new photo shoot that she took place in earlier this month with photographer Karin Albinsson. The songstress is currently back home cooking up new tunes and videos to please your ears and mine. Check out more pictures after the break.

Ne-Yo Leaves Def Jam, Signs With Motown Records

New year, new rules? If you don't believe it, then Ne-Yo does. The singer just completed his contrack with long time label Def Jam and has singed a nice new deal with Motown Records. Not only did he make that switch, but he was also appointed to Senior VP of A&R.

He will also be bringing his private label Compound Entertainment into the mix. His new role will consist of him producing and mentoring current artists on the label and helping develop newer artists as they role in. Check out what he had to say after the break.

Watch: "The Game" (Season 5, Episode 4)

Just in cased you missed it, or if you're too cheap to pay for cable, check out episode four from the fifth season of The Game which airs on BET.

More drama unfolds in the lives of Melanie, Derwin, Malik, Tasha & Jason. Check out the fiery episode after the break. Brandy and NeNe Leakes guest stars.

Kelly Rowland BEAMS Over Blue Ivy

Look at that smile! Kelly Rowland was GUSHING over her niece Blue Ivy. During an interview with Access Hollywood, the diva dished on her two-week old niece.

She also gushed about how wonderful of a mom Beyoncé is and happy she is for her and daddy Jay-Z. Check out the video after the jump.

Diddy To Launch New African American Music Channel

Diddy is a rich bitch, and he's about to get richer. The business man is preparing to release a new music themed cable network channel. He is reportedly in talks with Time Warner & Comcast cable companies to strike a lucrative deal.

Revolt is the rumored name of the network and it's being deemed as a urbanized MTV, but catered predominantly to African Americans. Its rumored to debut 12/12/12 (Dec. 12, 2012). Nothing has yet to be confirmed from him rap mogul or his reps, but these new reports come from the cable networks themselves saying that they've had "discussions".

Leona Lewis Pushes Back "Glass Heart" To November

This News has shattered my "Glass Heart". Singer Leona Lewis hasn't announced anything yet, nor does she have to. The online retail giant Amazon has said it all. Her album has a new release date of Nov. 26, 2012...at least for the United Kingdom. Being that it's her territory I'm sure the states wont see it any sooner than they will.

This really sucks. This new release date is set well over a year after it was originally scheduled to be released. She's been in and out the studio, I don't know what the hold up is....well I do, but I'd rather not say. She just needs another hit...They've tried "Collide", they've tried making a EP, the X-Factor performance, nothing helped. *Sigh...* As much as I hate the news, I'm sticking by her side 100%.

Ashanti Releases New Promo Pic + Album Snippets

Ashanti is coming back in hard way. With the songstress being on an independent label, promotion is a tad bit skimpy but she's making do. Earlier to day she release a new promo picture (above) to help support the upcoming album. A title has yet to be revealed, but it's proceeded by the song "The Woman You Love".

Not only did she  release the promo picture, but she also revealed a few samples of the tracks that's rumored to be on the album. Producers who have been confirmed for the project are LT. Hutton, Dr. Dre, Danja, Rico Love, Jerry Wonda, and Tha Bizness. It's set to drop later this year. Listen to the clips by clicking click here.

Discussion: Was Roseanne Wrong For Going IN On Beyoncé & Fans?

Actress and comedian Roseanne Bar, (best known for her television show Roseanne) had a twitter filled weekend. After the passing of her friend Etta James, she felt that she should speak up about how she felt when President Obama snubbed Etta and hand picked Beyoncé to sing "At Last" during his inauguration. Dissing Beyoncé is like raging war on China. Her stans rose with heavy armor and prepared for battle.

After Rosie sent that "dissing tweet", the stans came from the grasslands to Beyoncé's defense, but this time, they may have met their match. Roseanne doesn't hold anything back and she has a very filthy vocabulary. She gave a lot of them a twitter ASS WHOOPIN'! Check out ALL of the action after the break.

Jim Carrey's Daughter, Jane, Auditions For American Idol

Like father, not like daughter! Actor Jim Carrey's daughter, Jane Carrey, auditioned for American Idol on tonight's episode and made her way to Hollywood.

I know what you're thinking and I was thinking the same thing, but she deserved it. The 24 year old is a mother, and works as a waitress from time to time. The audition was short, but enough was heard to send her through to the next round. Check it out after the break.

VIdeo: Who's Daughter Is This?


Who's daughter is this? For one, she doesn't need a webcam. Two she doesn't' need a computer. Three, she doesn't need the internet, NOR does she need to dress herself.

I don't know who requested it, but which ever one of her "fans" did, they need to stop. Because she tried it in this video! Watch after the break.

Fresh Music: Ne-Yo - "Tell Me That You Love It"

Did you know that Ne-Yo released a promotional single a few days ago? Because I didn't. He released it in support of his upcoming album called "The Cracks in Mr. Perfect". It couldn't have been better timing. With his new movie "Red Tails" soaring in theaters, a new gig on season two of the hit television show "The Voice", now it's time to suck up all the promo he can get.

The song he debuted is called "Tell Me That You Love It". Listen to him as he reaches into the closet to bring back his R&B sound. He also gave a brief rundown about the album and it's direction, as well as reasoning behind the title. Check it all out after the break.

Aaliyah 2012?

I spotted this on the page of Facebook blogger (yes he uses Facebook to blog and he has quite the audience) Malique Carter. This is what he thinks R&B singer Aaliyah would have looked like if she was still with us today.

It's interesting to see fans do this. Being that I'm not good at photo editing, I always wanted to see an aged enhanced photo of her. You know, just to get an idea of what she would have looked like. You don't see too many of those flying around on the inter-web. Anyway, I'd like for you to share your thoughts. What do you think about the picture?  Would she have ditched her long dark locks for lighter ones? Is it a hot photo? How do you think she'd look right now?

New Video: Jennifair - "Ends Well" feat. Drum Mage

Chicago's very own Jennifair is back. She has returned with her right hand man Drum Mage to deliver this powerful video for the Hip-Hop version of her song "Ends Well".

For those of you who are unfamiliar with this duo, read more about them here. Check out the video after the break.

Fresh Music: Chris Rene - "Young Homie"

If you watched the U.S. version of X-Factor, then you know this guy...if not, I shall introduce him. The name is Chris Rene. He was a finalist on the show but lost to Melanie Amaro. He was a fan favorite, had a unique look, voice and style.

Shortly after the show, he signed a lucrative deal with Epic Records under the guidance of L.A. Reid. When he first auditioned, he performed an original song that he wrote and produced. The song was so good that it will be included on his very first studio album. It's called "Young Homie". After the break, you can see the audition and listen to the new studio version of the song.

Ashanti Performs "The Woman You Love" Live

Miss Ashanti took to the stage live in Atlanta last night at the Tom Joyner 's Sky Show. She performed her newest song "The Woman You Love". She is preparing to release a new studio album from her own label called Written Entertainment later this year..

Before performing, she introduced her new song to the crowd by saying...

“I have a new record out right now. It’s called ‘The Woman You Love,’“I know we’ve all been in a situation where we just tryna do everything, tryna be the perfect person—whether you’re a male or female—you just want that person to love you,”

Trial Date Set For Jennifer Hudson Family Murders

Tragedy struck Jennifer Hudson in October of 2008 after learning that her mother, bother and nephew we're killed. They all were all shot to death inside their Englewood home in Chicago. The young nephew was later found dead inside of the family's car. The man accused of the malicious murders is her sister's husband William Balfour who reportedly committed the crimes out of jealousy.

He will stand trial in April on three counts of first-degree murder. The jury selection will begin April 9th and the opening testimony on April 23rd. There's no word on if Jennifer Hudson will take the stand to testify.

New Video: Nicki Minaj - "Stupid Hoe"

I...I can't. I just can't. After watching this, I can easily see why Nicki Minaj's new album "Pink Friday: Roman Reload" was pushed back from Feb. 14th to April 3rd. This song and video is one tacky hot ass mess! It's like a big step back from everything she's been doing.

As if she's ran out of stuff to rap about! No Nicki!! NO!!!!!

EXCLUSIVE: Beyoncé Asked To Perform At Grammy Awards

I just got word from an inside source that the Grammy Association reached out to Beyoncé's team today after learning about the death of legendary blues singer Etta James. They want the new mom to be apart of their tribute to deceased entertainers and are hoping that she'll be willing to tribute Etta.

Seeing as she portrayed the blues singer in the movie Cadillac Records, they feel that it would be a perfect fitting. Not only that, but the Grammy committee want to make this their biggest show ever, and what a better way to do so by having Beyoncé give her FIRST post baby performance. Nothing has been confirmed yet, but when it does, remember where you read it first!!

Mega Upload Site SHUTS DOWN!

We're you a user of this popular file sharing site? Well it is no more. The popular Mega Upload file sharing site has been shut down completely by the FBI thus kicking off the SOPA PIPA (Internet Piracy). Not only has it been shut down, but Swizz Beatz was listed as the site's CEO but he's not facing any criminal charge.yet. Instead he has to deal with Universal Music Group for including a handful of their artists in a video that promoted the website.
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