Archive: Nov 2010

“Man Of The Year” Drake Suits Up For His ‘GQ’ Photo Shoot

Between Kanye West's inability to shut up and Nicki Minaj's colorful, commanding takeover, the success Drake has had in 2010 almost seems like an afterthought. But let's not forget - the Canadian-born rapper had ginormous sales for his debut album, Thank Me Later (447,000 his first week), founded his own …
By: Becky Bain / November 24, 2010

Chris Brown And Keri Hilson Wish You A Happy Thanksgiving With A Free Show

Chris Brown and Keri Hilson co-headlined a free concert in Atlanta last night during an annual turkey drive at the Greenbriar Mall, hosted by super producer Polow Da Don. The chance to see Breezy and Keri Baby (as well as Ludacris, Lloyd and Big Boi) perform live wasn't the only free gift at the charity …
By: Becky Bain / November 24, 2010

Nicki Minaj’s “I Ain’t Thru” Gal Pal Keyshia Cole Unveils ‘Calling All Hearts’ Cover

For her fourth album Calling All Hearts, Keyshia Cole has offered up the defiant  "I Ain't Thru", a collaboration Pink Friday diva Nicki Minaj, as the lead single. And today Rap-Up.com posted the LP's cover, which features the stunning Cole adorned with blue lipstick and a red heart on …
By: Robbie Daw / November 24, 2010

A 50-Foot Nicki Minaj Attacks ‘EBONY’ In A Larger Than Life Photo Shoot

Nicki Minaj has emerged as one of the biggest rappers of 2010, and now we get to see Harajuku Barbie become quite literally the largest new act on the scene in her new EBONY photo spread. In the pics, shot by celebrity photographer Derek Blanks, Minaj drops the pink and cops a killer …
By: Becky Bain / November 24, 2010

Susan Boyle Still Controls Album Chart, Rihanna Lands Fourth #1 Single This Year

Despite the fact that eight brand new albums crash the Top 10 of Billboard's Top 200 chart this week, there's still no budging Susan Boyle's The Gift from #1. In fact, the Scottish siren's sophomore LP actually sold 335,000 copies—a slight bump up in sales from last …
By: Robbie Daw / November 24, 2010

Preview Christina Aguilera and T.I.’s Sad New Track “Castle Walls”

Though Christina Aguilera can be quite entertaining waving her jazz hands while showing us how to burlesque, we prefer our pop star in ballad mode. And as the guest vocalist on T.I.'s No Mercy track "Castle Walls", Xtina is at her most haunting. A preview clip of the song surfaced today, featuring Aguilera's …
By: Becky Bain / November 24, 2010

Surprise! The Beatles Are Still Very Popular, Sell 2 Million Songs First Week On iTunes

Since settling their dispute with Apple and premiering their catalog on iTunes last Tuesday, The Beatles have sold more than 450,000 albums and 2 million individual songs worldwide. Abbey Road and "Here Comes The Sun" were the best-selling album and song, respectively. Perhaps Kid Rock and AC/DC will take a look at those …
By: Becky Bain / November 24, 2010

Kanye West Rants About Taylor Swift, George Bush At Bowery Ballroom Gig

Looks like humble pie is not on Kanye West's menu this Thanksgiving. Last night the My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy rapper performed a secret gig at New York's Bowery Ballroom. MTV News reports that 'Ye took to the stage shortly after midnight, with both singer Teyana Taylor and Bon Iver's Justin …
By: Robbie Daw / November 24, 2010

Keyshia Cole Takes A Ride With Nicki Minaj In Their “I Ain’t Thru” Video

The video for "I Ain't Thru", the first single off Keyshia Cole's upcoming fourth album Calling All Hearts (due out December 21), features the singer and her pal Nicki Minaj laying down the law and asking for a bit of elbow room both in the club and while driving around Los Angeles at …
By: Robbie Daw / November 24, 2010

Christina Aguilera Is Truly “Beautiful” On ‘DWTS’ Finale

Christina Aguilera brought a little Burlesque to last night's Dancing With The Stars finale, and a little bit of classic Xtina, as well. She was decked out in full-on gold glam gear for "Show Me How You Burlesque", but it was her moving performance of her classic ballad "Beautiful"—where Aguilera was …
By: Robbie Daw / November 24, 2010

Ke$ha Is Who She Is On ‘Jimmy Kimmel’

Complex girl Ke$ha followed up her Sunday night performance on the American Music Awards with a stint on last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live. She performed "We R Who We R", which recently topped the Billboard Hot 100. And true to lyrical form, Ke$ha's stockings were ripped all …
By: Robbie Daw / November 24, 2010

The Morning Mix: Kanye West To Launch His Own Cologne And Clothing Line

Did You Hear? :: Kanye West, who somehow felt the desire to purchase ten Fatburger stores across the country, will soon enough have his own cologne and clothing line. We're surprised it took this long. Anyway, we're assuming it will smell like whatever Twitter smells like. [Hip-Hop Wired] :: …
By: Becky Bain / November 24, 2010

Black Eyed Peas Get Pixelated In Their “The Time (The Dirty Bit)” Video

All the cash the Black Eyed Peas obtain from the sales of their albums, world tours and endorsement deals must go directly back into their music videos, particularly the flashy, expensive-looking new clip for their single "The Time (The Dirty Bit)". The Rich Lee-directed vid features all four members of the BEP, as …
By: Becky Bain / November 23, 2010

Adam Lambert Goes Green, Smokes On Stage In Amsterdam

"I heart Amsterdam!" Adam Lambert recently tweeted, and when you're in The Netherlands, you do as the locals do, apparently. Glambert took the stage, smoking what appeared to be a joint during his cover of Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze." Other notable naughtiness during the show: after taking one deep breath in of his …
By: Becky Bain / November 23, 2010

Taylor Swift To Spend 2011 On The Road For Her Massive ‘Speak Now’ Tour

If Taylor Swift really is dating movie heartthrob (and rumored New Year's Eve co-star) Jake Gyllenhaal, we hope the two are prepared for a long-distance relationship — today Swift announced plans for a massive 87-date world tour in 2011. The gorgeous country-pop star will kick off her Speak Now …
By: Becky Bain / November 23, 2010

Ke$ha Skates Onto ‘Complex’ (PHOTOS)

American Music Awards performer Ke$ha covers the December/January issue of Complex, and there are three main bits of info you'll leave her interview knowing: 1.) $he will never read this. ("I don't have time to go online to read what people say about me; I'm traveling the world and killing it.") …
By: Robbie Daw / November 23, 2010

Rihanna Is The Only Girl On The Cover Of ‘Interview’ Mag

Both Rihanna and a whole lot of color is splashed across the cover of this month's Interview magazine. The singer, who has been rocking some bright and hold hues recently, had her profile and interview written by labelmate and friend Kanye West, like he doesn't have enough to do nowadays.
By: Becky Bain / November 23, 2010

Lady Gaga’s ’60 Minutes’ Interview With Anderson Cooper To Air Grammy Night

Just as Anderson Cooper spent time with Eminem in Michigan earlier this year, the CNN personality's next high-profile interview with a musician for 60 Minutes will be pop star/fashion curiosity Lady Gaga. "We actually ended up...in a pub in London drinking Jameson—which I've never even, I don't really drink," Cooper told …
By: Robbie Daw / November 23, 2010

‘Tron: Legacy’ Soundtrack — Most Depressing Daft Punk Album Yet

It would be a fantastic understatement to say that we've been looking forward to hearing Daft Punk's Tron: Legacy soundtrack since the project was announced last year. So there was no way we were skipping a listening party and Q&A with Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski (moderated by the film's music supervisor and …
By: Becky Bain / November 23, 2010

Listen To Leighton Meester Go ‘Country Strong’ In Her Duet “Give Into Me”

Around this time last year, Leighton Meester, Pop Star, seemed like a sure thing — she was headlining New Years Eve gigs, collaborating with Lil Wayne, and her debut single, "Somebody To Love", was getting some massive airplay (and even nabbed a slot on the Valentine's Day …
By: Becky Bain / November 23, 2010
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