Leona Lewis rings in the holiday season with the release of her video for "One More Sleep". The tune is lifted from her Christmas album "Christmas, With Love" which hits stores this Tuesday, December 3rd.
The festive tune fits perfectly with the video. We see her arrive to a cabin on a snowy Christmas Day to prepare the place for a small gathering. She smiled and dazzled her way throughout the clip and was more surprised when her love made his way to her. Check it out below.
Sevyn Streeter has been on her grind this year. She's penned songs for Alicia Keys, Ariana Grande, Tamar Braxton, Chris Brown and more. Now she's doing her own thing. She's even manged to crack the Billboard R&B Charts with "It Won't Stop".
Her E.P. "Call Me Crazy, But...." is set to drop next Tuesday but VH1 is giving us an exclusive stream of her work. The 7 track EP will come along with short teasers of each song just so that fans can get a feel for the music. Listen to the full stream below.
The airwaves are being rocked with Christmas music. Leona Lewis' Christmas album drops December 3rd. It's called "Christmas, With Love" and it features a bunch of classics along with a few originals. One of them being "Mr. Right".
The festive track see's her begging Santa Clause to help her find the right guy to her because she's always lonely during the holidays. It's preceded by the song "One More Sleep" and the video for that will air soon. Listen up below.
The Christmas spirit is in the air and Ariana Grande is feeling it. The young singer is planning to release a Christmas E.P. called Christmas Kisses. It will feature four festive tracks. One we've heard called "Last Christmas" and this new one that you are about to hear called "Love is Everything".
The will also have an original song on it called "Snow In California" and a cover of the hit "Santa Baby". It's scheduled for release on Christmas Eve. Shortly after, it's rumored that her second album will hit stores in early February. Listen to the festiveness below.
New mom and former Destiny's Child member LaTavia Roberson will join the cast of R&B Divas: Atlanta for their third season. Filming has already begun and the season will air in 2014. She's bringing her new born baby along and her baby's daddy Don Vito who's appeared on The Real House Wives of Atlanta and The Kandi Facroty.
Along with her, there's Kameelah Williams aka Meelah from the ‘90’s R&B trio 702. The two will take the places of Faith Evans and Nicci Gilbert as they didn't resign their contracts. Keke Wyatt, Angie Stone, Monifah Carter and Syleena Johnson all signed on to return and we will see them all next year. Will you be watching?
"S.I.N.S. (Sorry I'm Not Sorry)" is coming really soon. Especially with the release of this sick ass track Jennifair just released. The name of the song is called "Crack" and it's addictive. The Drum Mage! produced cut is on the upcoming album and will drop via Mogul Media Records.
Check out the song below.
Yup! You read right. 12 year-old Vanessa VanDyke faces expulsion from The Faith Christian Academy School in Orlando, Fl. The African American child has been wearing her hair in a natural state since the beginning of he school year.
The request for it to be changed came about after the young girl was being teased and bullied about her puffy hair style. School officials recommended that it be straightend or cut and not puffy becuase it's now a distraction. See the full story below.
Rumors are rumors right? WRONG! They came from some where and they are some what true. The latest rumor to hit the inter-web is that Brandy is eyeing her eyes on her very own television show. Word has it the her stint on the BET series The Game is about to come to an end and so is everyone else's as it's entering it's last and final season.
So apparently she has linked up with Tyler Perry to develop her own show. Sources believe that it will be a spin off from her hit 90's show Moesha because the actor and actress William Allen Young and Sheryl Lee Ralph played her parents in the past and are set to play them again for the new show. The show is set to be picked up by the OWN network, BET or even TBS.
The crew over at Buzz Feed thought it would be interesting to see where a few people from Britain think states are located in America. It was quite funny to see some responses. They were giving a blank map the The United States and asked to label the states....See the hilarity below.
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Written Entertainment's queen Ashanti is back at it with the release of a new single from her seriously tired, late and delayed album "BraveHeart". The singer has release so many songs that they could account for an entire album.
This song features Rick Ross and it's called "I Got It". It's defitnely one for the clubs. I was told that this song was featured on a random mixtape and the original version of this song featured Future. But it looks like a swich was made for Rosay. Listen in below.
Welcome to the "Failed Singles" edition of Dimp-Zone. In this new addition, we will take a look at artists who threw out music and hyped it up for the world to love but in turn backfired. You know those people.
It's been nearly a year since Keyshia Cole released her album "Woman to Woman". It spawned the singles "Enough of No Love", "Trust & Believe" and most recently "I Choose You". She's now gearing to to release a new mixtape and it set to drop next month.
The news comes from the singer herself as she's still finalizing a title for the project. A fan questioned her motives via Twitter which promoted a response from Ms. Cole. The fan simply asked "When is that mixtape dropping?". See Keyshia's response below.
Blue Ivy has yet another song for her, dedicated to her. The first being by her dad Jay-Z called "Glory". He featured her on the track making her the youngest person to ever be credited for vocals on a recording. Now, she has a track from her loving mom Beyonce.
The song is called "God Made You Beautiful" and it will come packaged as a free download with the purchase of her upcoming "Life Is But A Dream & Revel Live" DVD Combo. The track was also featured in the documentary itself when it aired back in February. Listen in below.
Word on the street is that TLC has been dropped from Epic Records. News comes as fans saw that the group's name is no longer listed on the roster via the label's website. Same thing on TLC's official website, Epic Records is no longer listed.
We can only believe that the move stems from the recent drama that erupted since the release of the "CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story" on VH1. L.A. Reid's ex-wife Perri "Pebbles" Reid was made out to be something that she's not and according to her, the movie was full of lies.
Kristal Lyndriette, formerly known as simply Lyndriette from the girl group RichGirl, has returned to us with a brand new single. She was one of the leading singers from the group until they decided to part ways in 2011. Since then all the girls have been on their solo adventures. She released a song called "Addicted" shortly after the disbandment and nothing has been heard since.
Well, apparently, she'd been through a lot since then. She fell into a two year depression, questioning God about her life and her music career. We all know that prayers are eventually answered and singer Tyrese came to save the day. He signed her to his label Voltron Records and the two just released this brand new single called "Silhouette". Get into it below.
Noticeably over the past few months, you've hardly seen any Beyonce post here because I've been frustrated with how she's been dragging me down the dusty road. So I've decided to give you a brief update on a few things I've been seeing and hearing over the weeks. The above photo is of the past but two "brand new" promo snaps, that were released today, you will find below. No one knows where they're from or what they're for.
She's been shooting music videos over the past year so we can conclude it's from one of those. Hell, knowing how she fools us, I wouldn't be surprised if the pictures are from her Destiny's Child days...moving along. She's supposed to have some type of major comeback on December 3rd, which is the day before Jay-Z's 69th birthday. Check out a few more of the promo pictures after the break.
Chris Brown is fresh from his rehab stint for anger management. Right after he was released he announced that he was going to give away free music to his fans via mixtape format. It's called "X-Files". Not to be confused with his album "X", which is still coming out next month.
The 6 track mixtape features Ludacris, Busta Rhymes and Kid Ink. He definitely knows how to pour out the hits. Mostly everything he touches turns to gold in my ears. Check out the full mixtape below. You can also download it for free.
Do you want to know what the country of France thinks of Chicago? Well you are about to find out. The country has deemed Chicago as "okay" with the exception of about "two-thirds" of the city". Those sections being the West and the South side of Chicago.
The country has went as far as issuing a travelers warning to alert tourists who are traveling to Chicago. The want them to be aware of not traveling any further south than 59th street. This is all due to recent spike in crime and gun violence over the past few years. See the full article below.
I am so loving how festive these pop and R&B artists are being this year. Everyone wants do put out some Christmas. Mary J. Blige, Tamar Braxton, Leona Lewis, Ashanti, K. Michele and now Ariana Grande. The starlet's song is called "Last Christmas".
There's no word on if she's putting out a full fledged Christmas LP or EP, but I will shockingly say that she should. This song is very fresh, festive and pop gold. It's just has that 2013 twist to it and I think she pulled it off very well. Give it a listen below.
Katy Perry is keeping the momentum going with a brand new video release from her album "Prism". The album has spawned "Roar", "Dark Horse", "Walking On Air" and now "Unconditionally" which got the video treatment.
The big production was big, royal and elegant. It had to match that of the song. Inside you will see a stunning Katy in numerous of visually appealing settings like being centered within a royal dance, underwater, and even being hit by a car. Peep it below.
As "BraveHeart" fades away into oblivion, Ashanti is rolling her dice else where. The singer is putting her gears into motion following her recent string of acting gigs. She's now gearing up for the release of her new Lifetime movie called "Christmas in the City". She plays a department store manager named Teanna who supposed to be a holiday spirit killer.
The movie premieres on December 7th and the "X-Mas" E.P. that Ashanti tweeted about could very possibly premiere around the same time. She's notorious for the cross promotion. Earlier she tweeted about her being on her grind, finishing up and tweaking the remainder of the Christmas EP and recovering from bronchitis. Check it all out below.
Look who's back! Britney Daniels will reprise her role on The Game as Kelly Pitts. For those of you who don't know, she was Jason Pitts wife during seasons 1-3 and then became his ex-wife in season 4. She was absent in season 5 but was talked about a lot in season 6. So now she's landed a starring role in the upcoming seventh season.
This will be sure to spike more interest as the show lost it's momentum when Tia Mowry-Hardict (Melanie) & Pooch Hall (Derwin) parted ways with the show. It will be interesting to see how Kelly will tie into the new story-line now that Jason is married to Chardonnay. Also, I wonder if the same ratchet girl will play their daughter....I sure hope not!
It's been confirmed. Your favorite R&B Divas from L.A. and Atlanta will return for brand new seasons. Both of which are set for a 2014 release. The news comes from a few of the stars from both shows. They made an appearance on News ONE with the exciting news.
Syleena Johnson and Angie Stone from R&B Divas: Atlanta and Lil Mo represented R&B Divas: L.A. There's no set word on who will be returning or even if there will be some fresh R&B faces. But production will kick off next month! Get excited!
Above is the deluxe edition cover for R. Kelly's latest album "Black Panties". He's swarmed in a sea of ladies as the cover his body and each others. It's set to hit stores December 10th and he wishes to take fans back to his "12 Play" days.
The album will feature Ludacris, Jeezy and Kelly Rowland. Who didn't see that coming after he crafted her remix to "Dirty Laundry". The standard edition cover features him with a young lady sitting between hus legs as he play her like she's a violin. That and the track-listing can be seen below.
Bombshell Rihanna is still giving us life from her album she released last year...."Unapologetic". Shockingly, there's not a new album coming out before years end. It looks as if she's taking a much needed break. She just wrapped up her "Diamonds" world tour and is about to snatch wigs when she receives the "Icon" award from the American Music Awards.
But before I dive into that, lets take a look at the dark and demonic visual for the latest single, "What Now". The video kind of takes you back to the "Rated R" days, the dark and gloomy Rihanna that a lot of people actually loved more that the "Good Girl Gone Bad" Rihanna. Is it safe to say that the Chris Brown beat-down was the best thing that happened to her? Peep the video below.
Saturday night, Lady Gaga took over SNL in a very slutty way. One could blame R. Kelly given his past but we shall not go there. The singer's new album "ARTPOP" dropped last week and is already #1 in the U.K. We're waiting on official word in the U.S. to see how much it sold. Hopefully this performance upped the ante.
R. Kelly joined her on stage for the performance of their song "Do What You Want". The two of them gave us an eye full of a performance. They went as far as her visually giving him oral pleasure on stage to him doing push ups on top of her while giving her the business. Though, it may sound raunchy, it wasn't all that sexy. She also performed "Gypsy". Peep it below.
Jordin Sparks has been off of the music radar since her last album "Battlefield" which dropped in 2009. Since then she's stared in the film "Sparkle" along side Whitney Houston and has released a few singles "I Am Woman" and this year released a track called "Skipping A Beat".
This new track slipped past me as it was released on November 11th, hence the title of the song. The ballad is called "11:11 (Wish)" and it a very slow, cold and dreamy song. It was penned by Elijah Blake and produced by Salaam Remi. Check it out below.
Nearly a month after VH1 aired the much talked about flick "CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story", which starred Keke Palmer, Drew Sidora and Lil Mama, the devil herself has finally came out of the wood works to give her side of the story. She did so on Wendy.
Apparently there was a lot she couldn't say due to "confidentiality" and I've heard that word a bit to much throughout the interview. She answered questions as much as she could and added more fuel to all of the fires that were already burning. Check it below.
Here's yet another example of how an artist pins the blame on the producer for their failed single. Azealia Banks is cranking in the opponents as she already has quite the list. She also has a bad reputation for being a brat that can't own up to her mistakes. She's also an internet bully.
As you know, she released a single from her highly delayed debut album "Broke With Expensive Taste" and it flopped. The video was horrible, so horrible that Pharrell stayed far away from the production. The song itself is just plain, and boring....very lacking if you ask me.
So today, we will add Pharrell to the mix. Azealia claims that her single "ATM Jam" jammed and flopped because he bailed on her due to the success of "Blurred Lines" with Robin Thicke. She went on to call it a "lite skinned come back" also saying that "lite skinned niggas are funny". Peep the tweets below.
Plenty of you have been patiently waiting on this new single and Mariah Carey has finally delivered it. It's the title track of her new album "The Art of Letting Go" which will be featured on the song bird's 14th LP. After the failure of "Triumphant" and the moderate success of "#Beautiful" comes this.....
The Darkchild produced track takes a step back into her catalog. It's has an old skool Mariah vibe to it. She definitely brought back the singing to this one. She takes a powerful stand against her ex lover in this one. Give the song a go below?
Adele is sitting on phat stacks of cash. I mean she has to be since she turned down a $20 million L'oreal deal. The singer rejected the offer to replace Cheryl Cole after she simply changed her mind. The decision left executives shocked.
She would have joined the likes of Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and Eva Longoria as faces of the cosmetics giant. She wishes not to sell out by other artists by constantly being in everyone's face. Kudos to her for sticking o her morals. Peep the story below.
Queen Khia is what she likes to be called and the rapper has embracing a different kind of music recently. We all know her for her Thug Misses hardcore ghetto and ratchet raps, but this song shows off an entirely different musical side.
The name of the song is called "Psychic Eyes" and it's a mellow, medium tempo track that has her embracing her vocal side. She also spits rap verse in the bridge. The melodic anthem awaits your ears below. Check it out!
Miss Tamar Braxton is finally giving us a taste of her Christmas album. It's called "Winder Loversland" and it seems as if the first cut from the LP will be "She Can Have You". It's one of the few original songs that she's recorded to the project.
of course she will take on the classics like "Little Drummer Boy", "Silent Night" and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas". The album will hit stores on November 11th. Give the soulful song a listen below.
Life every voice and sing! Lovers of the same sex have been granted their wishes to be legally married under the new Illinois State Law. The bill was passed today after the House of Representatives voted (61-54) in favor of the same sex marriage.
Governor Pat Quinn announced that as soon as the bill arrives on his desk that he will immediately sign off on it. Illinois marks the 15th state to be approved for same sex marriage. Licenses will be readily available in June 2014. Congratulations!
K-Mart Announces 6am Thanksgiving Day Opening To Kick Off Black Friday; Will Stay Open For 41 Hours Straight
Yup, you read right. Get ready you Black Friday shoppers because K-Mart is pulling one for the record books. The company just announced that all stores will open at 6am sharp on Thanksgiving Day to kick off their Black Friday shopping event. The stores will stay open for a full 41 hours straight.
They are one of the first of many retailers to announce their opening plans for the shopping extravaganza and most of the time, similar retailers follow suit in order to compete and beat the competition. Sears looks to be following suit. Best Buy, Target and Walmart have yet to announce opening plans, but bet your money that they may follow suit.
K-Mart is being criticized by the aggressive plan as shoppers and workers take to the company's official Facebook page to leave comments and how they are heartless monsters for doing this to their employees. See full story below.
Halloween is over and it's time to ring in the holiday cheer. At least Mary J. Blige feels that it's time to. Te soulful singer has her album, "A Mary Christmas", in stores as we speak and she just released the first video from the project.
She took on the Hugh Martin classic "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" and it's video is calm, cool, white and simply glamorous. it's definitely one to put you into in the holiday spirit. Check it out below.
Lady Gaga and her manager Troy Carter have apparently parted ways just days before her new album "ARTPOP" is set to be released. Word is that the split was due to creative differences between both parties.
The duo have been working together since 2007 and have sold over 9 million album worldwide. They've also sold out nearly every arena around the world. But it all will come to an end. What does this mean for Gaga?
Sevyn Streeter is giving us her all on her new E.P. It's due out December 3rd and it's called "Call Me Crazy, But...". It will be her debut effort as a solo artist and she's been the talk of the town with her songs "I Like It" and "It Won't Stop".
She's keeping the momentum going by releasing another tract called "nEXt" and she's giving us a short visual to not only this, but all of the other tracks that will be featured on the E.P. This one in particular features Mack Wilds from the CW's hit drama series 90210. Peep the video below.
Over the weekend, Nicki Minaj took to the stage in New York at the Powerhouse concert. After she performed her four tracks she hit up the backstage area and talked it up with the Breakfast Club crew form Power 105.1.
She was very "live" and "animated" while talking about a number of things from her working on her new album which is due out next year, to her selling millions of album worldwide. She also talked about her new clothing line at K-Mart and towards the end, things got kind of kinky and weird. Peep the interview below.
Reader Robin writes,
Dimpster! I like really love your blog...keep the updates coming. I have one simple question and of course it revolves around your girl Beyonce. You know that she has built this brand, a squeaky clean image and took on the role model title especially with Michelle O'Bama and her children backing her behind it.
Jay-Z is her husband, and Kayne West a.k.a. the Jackass is his so called "best friend". Should Beyonce continue to associate herself with Kanye and Kim after all that has been going on? Should she even go to their wedding? What do you think?
My response below....
will.i.am released his album "#willpower" back in April and when I say it tanked.....it sank harder and faster than the Titanic. Now he's reviving the album with a December re-release and for it's revival, he's enlisted Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa and French Montana for the first single.
The name of the track is called "Feeling Myself". It was produced by the hit-maker himself. He re-teams with Miley in hopes that she can help score him a hit since she's the queen of hip-hop at the moment. Listen to the song below.
Future newest effort "Honest" will hopefully see the light of day come early 2014 since it's been pushed back due to his touring with Drake. But that alone isn't slowing him down from dropping singles. The latest being a galactic collaboration with Miley Cyrus and Mr. Hudson.
The hip-hop ballad is called "Real and True" and it will be featured on the upcoming album. Of course Miley and Mr. Hudson outshines Future on his own song since they are actually singers. Give the song a go below!
"Britney Jean" is due out in less than a month and Britney Spears has offered us the second single from the upcoming album. It's called "Perfume" and I FUCKING LOVE IT!!! Sorry, I couldn't contain that. This has to be one of the best Britney songs my ears have ever heard!
It's just big time EPIC! WAAAAAAAAAAAY better than the failure of "Work Bitch". I can definitely see topping the charts. It's like classic Britney and like I've always said, I love her ballads more than anything and this is the best one yet! Listen below!
"Christmas, With Love" is the next album offering that we will get from song bird Leona Lewis. It is her very first Christmas LP and it is due out on December 2nd. The lead single is called "One More Sleep" and above is the official album cover.
The picture in the bottom right corner served as the cover single for "One More Sleep". The entire cover is cute and classy. It's very festive and holiday inspired. I also love that fact that the track listing is right on the front. That's different and hasn't been seen in ages. Go head LeLo! See the listing below!