It was nice to see a number of veterans holding their own. Cyndi Lauper and Stevie Nicks are still the coolest women in pop, while Gloria Estefan has aged a day since the 1980s. Of the new generation of divas, Iggy Azalea made the biggest impression in her stunning white dress. Oh and kudos to Sara Bareilles for keeping it real with her kooky hair braids. More »
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The best thing about Michelle and Fantasia joining forces is that they both possess such distinctive voices. It’s great to hear someone playing off the Destiny’s Child diva’s gravelly vocal runs and their vocal tug-of-war in the chorus is spine-chilling. Listen to “If We Had Your Eyes” 2.0 after the jump. More »
Dressed in black, Tasia tore her vocal up — as usual — before Missy came out to show today’s crop of femcees how it’s done. In a post-performance interview, the former American Idol winner called the track “a little ratchet”. That might be true but ratchet never felt so good! Watch up top.
Perhaps being around Kelly and Missy rubbed off. The “Kisses Down Low” singer always turns it out and she sizzles in a bodysuit. The scene where the ladies dance together is a treat and they have obvious chemistry. But if I had to choose a highlight, it would have to be the return of Missy Elliot. She looks healthier and happier than she has in years, rocking a mohawk and trademark tracksuit. Her presence complements the track’s retro ’90s sound perfectly. More »
:: All hail the Beliebers! Due to a change in chart regulations – views from streaming sites now count towards sales – Justin Bieber has been awarded his first diamond single for “Baby”. Next up, “Beauty And A Beat”? [RIAA via Twitter]
:: R&B divas Kelly Rowland and Fantasia are bringing sexy back on the set of their “Without Me” video. Nice catsuits! [Necole Bitchie]
:: Here’s another reason to get excited about Bonnaroo. RZA, Earl Sweatshirt and Solange have signed up for the events’s hip-hop superjam. [Consequence Of Sound]
:: Australian feminists are rallying to get Tyler, The Creator thrown out of the country. The Collective Shout advocacy group has accused the rapper of promoting “hate speech” against women. [NME]
After the jump, find out which music acts you can catch on TV today.
Music On TV:
:: Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC) — Judith Hill
:: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC) — The-Dream
:: Thanks to music blogger Byron Cooke, check out a partial album track list (including songs named “Cookoo” and “Kickin In”) and some one-listen song reviews from Adam Lambert’s Trespassing and find out why this is one of the most anticipated albums of the year. [MJs Big Blog]
:: Demi Lovato is no longer the apple of Wilmer Valderamma’s eye as the two have reportedly broken up. [Socialite Life]
:: Chris Brown is the latest artist to slap dubstep on their album. [Just Jared]
:: Mary J. Blige, Fantasia and Estelle are on the lineup for the 2012 Essence Music Festival, which will be held July 6-8 at the Louisiana Superdome. [Rap-Up]
:: Natalia Kills wants to do some evil things to her fella in her “Kill My Boyfriend” video. [Arjan Writes]
After the jump, find out which acts you can find on the tube today. More »
Did You Hear?
:: American Idol‘s Paul McDonald wed his girlfriend of eight months, Twilight actress Nikki Reed, over the weekend. [Just Jared]
:: More wedding news! Actress Brenda Strong is engaged to Miley’s big bro Trace Cyrus. We can’t wait to see video of Miley singing “Party In The USA” at the reception! [Celebuzz]
:: Katy Perry really got into the spirit of traversing around London, she paid tribute to the country’s bright red telephone booths on her dress. [MTV Buzzworthy]
:: Fantasia revealed that she will give birth to a baby boy in late December. [PopCrush]
Head below to find out which music acts will be taking over your tube today.
:: Ke$ha continues to spread her musical wings by appearing on rock legend Alice Cooper’s new album Welcome 2 My Nightmare. We’re sure they did shots on the hood of her car (and pretty much everywhere else) before hitting the studio. [Pop Dust]
:: See the men of Glee dressed as The Village People. Surely Chris Colfer would have made a better cop than Mark Salling? [Pink Is The New Blog]
:: Fantasia Barrino is pregnant with her second child. The father is yet to be revealed. [Pop Crush]
After the jump, find out which music acts will be appearing on the tube today.