Get ready, world! Keri Hilson plans to snatch every R&B diva’s wigs once she launches her musical return soon! The Atlanta-based singer/songwriter has been busy in the studio working on her follow-up to 2010′s No Boys Allowed. Fellow artist and BFF Monica gave us a taste of what’s to come, as she previewed a new song during the “Pretty Girl Rock” chanteuse’s birthday party.
Titled “Dinero,” the tune sounds like a sassy bop that has the strength to ring off in the clubs. No word yet on when Hilson’s third LP will be released, but for now we have the snippet to enjoy. Check it out after the jump! More »
continues to dominate headlines in 2014, though not for music. Recently, designer Tom Ford
made a bold claim
: Rihanna’s Instagram is more influential than any fashion reviewer. (He must not know about its disappearance, or even that she’s due to release not one
, but two albums
this year.) So when the Unapologetic
star teased new lyrics without explanation, fans freaked out.
For all Rihanna’s pooh-poohing of basics, her lyrics are about falling for the wrong guy, despite knowing better: “Your silver tongue is full of lies, with tricks and thrills and Bambi eyes.” She tagged a few of them as #barz, which sent her Navy in a frantic search for more details. One fan found a new Keri Hilson lyric, while MTV spotted that Nicki Minaj reposted a fan drawing with #barz hashtag too.
The idea sounds too good to be true, though it’s still worth asking: Can Rihanna, Keri and Nicki be plotting a collaboration? See the #barz-related posts below and weigh in at the comments. More »
Timbaland recently revealed
that he and Jay-Z
had a brief falling out prior to Magna Carta Holy Grail
, but now the producer has plans to turn his words into a song. The producer, who worked closely with Hov on MCHG
, temporarily cut ties with the rapper over “petty stuff” after 2009′s The Blueprint 3.
He explained, “It was not industry-related, it was more personal and I was wrong.”
In a new interview with Revolt TV, Timbaland announces that he has penned an apology track titled “Sorry” that will be featured on his upcoming album. In his verse (which he compares to something 2pac would’ve recorded) he raps, “We cop the same Range, we talk to the same dames, same thangs, same lane. Now we see each other, don’t even speak. That’s fucked up. I missed your 40th and that hurt me so deep. Accept my apology, my apology, ni**a please.” More »
(who, it should be noted, is credited in the above agency photo as “Stunning Pop Artist Keri Hilson,” so put that in your pipe and smoke it, haters) was making promotional rounds in New York City last week, talkin’ bout her new record, which she’s been in the studio cooking up. Sounds like this
pretty girl can still
rock! (I worked on that line for a really long time.)
On the subject of her hiatus from music, she had this to say: “Musically, I did take a break. It seemed long to everyone, but it was a pretty brief hiatus. But I’m back in the studio, putting together my album. We are pretty close to choosing the single. We’ve thought we have chosen the single. We are almost there.” More »
Sunday night’s (December 16) VH1 Divas
special had its share of outrageous covers
, but much of the show was spent memorializing two divas we lost this year — Whitney Houston
and Donna Summer
. Houston’s Sparkle
co-star Jordin Sparks
started off the touching Whitney medley with “I’m Every Woman,” followed by Melanie Fiona
on “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “It’s Not Right But It’s OK,” before Ledisi
finished things up with “How Will I Know.”
Earlier in the broadcast, Kelly Rowland, Keri Hilson and host Adam Lambert performed a tribute to Donna Summer featuring her hits. Catch that performance below, as well as songs from Kelly Clarkson, Demi Lovato and Ciara. More »