Wilson Phillips’ Chynna Phillips will cha-cha her way onto Season 13 of Dancing With The Stars, and the “Hold On” singer expressed her excitement to put her former ballet training to work with the Venetian Waltz. (She also hopes her recent movie cameo in Bridesmaids will encourage viewers pick up the phone to vote this Fall.) We’re stoked to see the 43-year-old join the ranks of 12 seasons worth of pop star contestants when the competition kicks off September 19. Dance down memory lane as we remember some of our favorite music acts to tango onto DWTS. More »
Regular readers of this site know that I’m a big fan of the Future Of R&B series of mixes put forth by the mix-happy outfit Tapemasters. The set’s 28th installment hit file-sharing sites over the weekend, and it’s a pretty fantastic collection, programmed like the all-new-tracks R & B station in some alternate universe where things are a lot better than this one. It kicks off with a new track by Beyoncé—the ProToolsy ode to making whoopee “Slow Love”—and kicks into overdrive from there, with contributions by Amerie, Lloyd, Ne-Yo, and Mary J. Blige, among others. My five favorite tracks after the jump. More »
Among the “celebrities” who will be hoofing it up during the sixth season of Dancing With The Stars: R & B singer Mario, who’s apparently going the “any port in a storm” route as far as promoting his long-pushed-back album Go!, which has sold about 200,000 copies in the two months since its release. More »
Just when you think Kelly Rowland’s year–which was so bad, her Clash Of The Choirs appearance might actually be one of its highlights–can’t get any worse, it does: She’s now giving away tickets to her upcoming show at the House Of Blues in Atlantic City. More »
It’s time for another look at upcoming albums that have had their release dates pushed back, a condition that’s growing ever more chronic as the bottom seemingly falls out of the music industry. Today, we look at albums by Mariah Carey, Mario, and Ashlee Simpson that are allegedly coming soon, although not as soon as originally thought.
“Kryptonite,” the first single from R&B singer Mario’s upcoming Go album, is absolutely coconuts: Much like Omarion’s “Ice Box”, it’s a girl-i’m-so-sorry plea with zero restraint and a sputtering backing track that’s all but begging for multiple remixies. More »