Thursday, December 31, 2009

Ke$ha Dethrones Gaga For Download Record


Ke$ha's debut single "Tik Tok" is tearing up the charts and has set the record for all-time single-week digital sales.

Ke$ha passes Lady Gaga's record for "Just Dance" (419,000 downloads) by bringing in 610,000 downloads. She is also the singer on "Right Around" by Flo Rida which brought in 636,000.

I can't stand that song, but the girl has been featured on a few other tracks by some pretty popular mainstream singers. Good luck to her and congrads.

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Chris Brown & Usher Chill Courtside In Atlanta

Usher, who is currently working on new album Raymond vs. Raymond, took a break to attend the Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavalierstake basketball game on Tuesday (Dec 29). Usher was spotted sitting with Chris Brown, Akon and Palow Da Don. The-Dream, Young Jeezy and Chris Tucker were also there.

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Monday, December 28, 2009

Lady Gaga Performs Speechless Live

On December 8th, Lady Gaga took the stage at the VEVO Launch Event in NYC! Check out her performance of "Speechless" below!

Love me some Gaga and this is one of my favorite songs from The Fame Monster. Get it if you don't have it already.

The Official "Bad Romance" Remixes EP is now available on iTunes:

Official Tracklisting
Bad Romance (Chew Fu H1N1 Fix)
Bad Romance (Kaskade Remix)
Bad Romance (Bimbo Jones Radio Remix)
Bad Romance (Skrillex Remix)
You can get the EP on iTunes HERE.
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Sunday, December 27, 2009

John Mayer Plays "I Think She Knows" Interlude

I was searching YouTube last night and came across John Mayer covering Justin Timberlake's "I Think She Knows" interlude off FutureSex/LoveSounds. It's an old video but I had to share it with those of you who have never seen this.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Taylor Swift Voted Entertainer Of The Year


Taylor Swift has been voted the 2009 Associated Press Entertainer of the Year. You can catch the country star performing at the Grammy Awards on Jan 31 on CBS at 8pm ET/PT.

Tonight, Dec 26, you can watch Taylor on SNL. The repeat episode features the singer hosting and performing on the show.

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Jennifer Hudson Not Pregnant


Jennifer Hudson is not expecting, her rep tells People. Rumors have been swirling the star is expecting another child. Totally false. “Contrary to what has been falsely reported, Jennifer Hudson is not pregnant,” her rep said. “Jennifer leaves in April for South Africa where she will portray Winnie Mandela in the feature film, Winnie.”

“It is a commitment she is excited about and takes very seriously,” her rep continued. “Jennifer is currently in the studio recording her second album and this is the only delivery she is looking forward to in 2010.”

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Mariah Carey Parties With Kids For Christmas


Mariah Carey and hubby Nick Cannon took a trip to Aspen, Colorado for Christmas. Earlier in the week Mariah shared her holiday spirit by throwing a party for 35 neglected kids. The singer rented out the Aspen Recreation Center on Monday afternoon and invited the kids under the care of the local child protection services department, for a party with magicians, entertainers, and storytellers.

This must be a tradition for Mariah, according to the Aspen Times, Mariah has been doing this for over 10 years.

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New Video: Amerie Ft. Fabolous - More Than Love

Drake Shares The Best Gift He's Received

Drake has had a good end to the year 2009, but he's looking forward to 2010. Drake mentions during his holiday vacation he will be working on his debut album, Thank Me Later. “I really want to dominate a first, second quarter time period, so I need to have a single out by top of next year,” he tells Rap-Up TV. Check out the video below to hear what was Drake's best gift ever received is.

Behind The Scenes: Lil Wayne - On Fire

Lil Wayne rocks out in his new video for "On Fire." The video was filmed in Miami by Chris Robinson. Rebirth is scheduled to release in early 2010.

BEHIND THE SCENES OF LIL WAYNE'S "ON FIRE" A DERICKG.COM EXCLUSIVE from DERICK G on Vimeo.

New Video: This Is It - Michael Jackson

The video was directed by Spike Lee.

Michael Jackson - This Is It - Directed by Spike Lee from 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks on Vimeo.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM MUSIC ADDICTION!!!
Hope all is well and you got everything you asked for on your list.
Merry Christmas to all the troops, we love you and be safe.




Thursday, December 24, 2009

It's Christmas Eve

Enjoy Jennifer Hudson and Michael Buble singing "Baby, Its Cold Outside" and
"Let It Snow". Beautiful songs and great voices. Today is a busy day for me so I won't be online until December 26.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Quick Update: Christina Aguilera In Car Accident


Christina Aguilera was in a car accident today. Xtina was a passenger in a Range Rover when her SUV was rear-ended by another car, but that she was uninjured. After shopping in Los Angeles the singer had been pursued by paparazzi.

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Monday, December 21, 2009

Get Mary J.'s Newest Album For $3.99

Mary J Blige has a new album out titled Stronger With Each Tear. It is being featured as an Amazon Daily Deal this week. You can download the entire album for $3.99 on Amazon MP3.

Tracklist:
1. Tonight
2. The One
3. Said And Done
4. Good Love
5. I Feel Good
6. I Am
7. Each Tear
8. I Love U (Yes I Du)
9. We Got Hood Love
10. Kitchen
11. In The Morning
12. Color - From The Motion Picture Precious: Based On The Novel "Push" By Sapphire
13. Stay (Amazon MP3 Exclusive)
14. Gonna Make It (Amazon MP3 Exclusive)
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Joey Fatone and Wife Expecting Baby Girl

Joey Fatone of 90's boy band NSYNC is expecting another daughter with his wife. The couple already have a daughter and the new addiction to the family is due in January!

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Quick Update: Carrie Underwood Engaged

Carrie Underwood is engaged to Ottawa Senators hockey player Mike Fisher, her publicist said Monday. No wedding date has been set for the couple, who have been dating for about a year.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Carrie Underwood 2010 Tour Dates


Carrie Underwood will be hitting your hometown soon! The country star will tour the U.S. and Canada starting March 11. She will be joined by Craig Morgan as well as Sons of Sylvia, a band formerly known as the Clark Brothers, who also collaborated with Carrie on Play On.

Here’s a list of the tour dates:
March 11: Reading, Pa.
March 12: Albany, N.Y.
March 13: Providence, R.I.
March 15: Portland, Maine
March 16: Bridgeport, Conn.
March 19: Atlantic City, N.J.
March 20: Mashantucket, Conn.
March 21: Worcester, Mass.
March 23: Hamilton, Ontario
March 24: Kanata, Ontario
March 26: Trenton, N.J.
March 27: Amherst, Mass.
March 29: Wilkes Barre, Pa.
March 31: Rochester, N.Y.

Rumor Alert: I got from one source that Carrie and her boyfriend are engaged...more news when better sources confirm.

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Nick Jonas Talks About His New Band

Tricky Stewart Picks His Top 2009 Albums


Tricky Stewart (pictured right), who produced Beyonce's "Single Ladies," Jamie Foxx's "Blame It", and Rihanna's "Hard", picked his top favorite albums of 2009.
Beyoncé – I Am… Sasha Fierce
Jay-Z – The Blueprint 3
Rihanna – Rated R
The-Dream – Love vs. Money
Black Eyed Peas – The E.N.D.
50 Cent – Before I Self Destruct
Lady Gaga – The Fame Monster
Robin Thicke – Sex Therapy
Trey Songz – Ready
Mariah Carey – Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel

Tricky received four Grammy nominations including Album and Song of the Year for his work with Beyoncé. Look for his productions on new albums by Ciara, Katy Perry, and Christina Aguilera.

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Wanna Wear Beyonce's New Fragrance?


Beyonce is turnin' up the heat! Bey is launching her her first fragrance.

"Beyonce Heat" will hit the stores in February. Beyonce told WWD about her newest creation. “Everything, from the bottle design to the name and the ideas for the commercials — that’s me. When I commit to something, I do it 100 percent, and I’ve never had [creative control over a fragrance] until this project,” Beyonce said.

The fragrance features “top notes of red vanilla orchid, magnolia, neroli and blush peach; a heart of honeysuckle nectar, almond macaroon and crème de musk, and a drydown of giant sequoia milkwood, tonka bean and amber.”

Prices start at $24 for the gold sparkling body lotion, and the perfume starts at $39.

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Marriage News & Divorce News

In Marriage News..
Jonas Brothers memeber Kevin Jonas and Danielle Deleasa tied the knot on a snowy Saturday afternoon (December 19) at Oheka Castle in Long Island, New York.

In Divorce News...

Beyonce’s mother, Tina Knowles, and father/manager Mathew Knowles are currently in the legal process of divorce.

“The decision to end our marriage is an amicable one. We remain friends, parents, and business partners,” the couple said in a statement provided to The Associated Press. “If anyone is expecting an ugly messy fight, they will be sadly disappointed. We ask for your respect of our privacy as we handle this matter.”

Rihanna Performs For Carson Daly


Rihanna performs her song “Wait Your Turn” at Rockefeller Center on Sunday (December 19) in New York City.

RiRi also performed “Run This Town” with Jay-Z. The performance was taped for New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly, which will air on NBC from 10-11PM (ET) and the party will continue from 11:30PM to 12:30AM, all in HD. A performance by Green Day is also expected.

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Christina Aguilera Celebrates Birthday At Restaurant


Christina Aguilera sports a short hairstyle as she celebrates her 29th birthday with husband Jordan Bratman at Italian restaurant Cecconi’s in Hollywood on Saturday night (December 19).

Christina will be making her big screen debut in the movie musical Burlesque, which is being directed by Steve Antin, brother of PCD creator Robin Antin.

“It’s going very well, and Christina’s great,” Robin told MTV. “It’s a great opportunity for her, and she’s really talented, obviously. She came and was a guest in the Pussycat Dolls [in Las Vegas back in 2003], and that’s how that really happened; that’s how my brother met Christina. … I think the movie’s going to be very cool.”

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Disneyland Brings Back MJ's Captain EO


Disney is bringing back the 3-D film Captain EO, starring Michael Jackson as a thriller of an intergalactic commander, into its theme park for a limited engagement in February.

The cutting-edge song-and-dance spectacle, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, produced by George Lucas and costarring Angelica Huston as the Witch Queen, premiered at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., in 1986 and became a key attraction in Tomorrowlands around the world.

After declining popularity in 1997 the attraction was removed. Now, that Michael's This Is It exceeded the expectations Disney opted to bring the attraction back.

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Saturday, December 19, 2009

William Rast Opens Store In California

Trace Ayala did an interview with Fox News 11 about William Rast's first store in California. There are even rumors that Justin Timberlake and Trace are possibly opening another store in NYC in the SOHO area.

Ne-Yo Performs "Never Knew I Needed"

Ne-Yo stopped by 'Live wth Regis and Kelly' Tuesday (Dec 15), to give a special performance of "Never Knew I Needed", the pop theme song from Walt Disney's 'The Princess and the Frog' .

MTV Picks Lady Gaga For "Woman Of The Year"

Over the course of 2009, Lady Gaga went from being a virtual unknown to one of the biggest pop superstars in the world! This is why she was chosen as MTV's "Woman of the Year". Read the full story here and watch the video from MTV's official report!

Recently, Lady Gaga sat down with MySpace Music to discuss 'The Fame Monster', The Monster Ball, and her biggest impact on pop culture this year. Watch the tell-all interview HERE.

If you haven't seen it yet, check out Lady Gaga's rendition of "Speechless" from the Royal Variety Performance.
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Friday, December 18, 2009

Nikki Yanofsky Chats With Women's Wear Daily

Rising star Nikki Yanofksy recently spent an afternoon with the fashion journal Women's Wear Daily, who talked with the 15-year-old singer about her music, her style, and her outlook on life. While her voice may be mature beyond her years, Nikki, a self-confessed "shop-a-holic," is very much a typical teenager with a refreshing down-to-earth attitude. Read the interview to learn more about everything from her incredible accolades to her celebrity crush, and check out the behind-the-scenes video of Nikki at one of her first "big" fashion shoots.
Nikki's US debut album, New to Me, is set for a Spring 2010 release.

Justin Timberlake Films Audi Commercial

Thursday, December 17, 2009

New Video: Rihanna Ft. Young Jeezy - Hard

OneRepublic Perform On Walmart Soundcheck


OneRepublic's full Walmart Soundcheck concert and interview is now live! The band performed songs from their new album Waking Up including the title track, "All The Right Moves," "Everybody Loves Me," "Secrets," and "Good Life" as well as their smash hit "Apologize." The Colorado rockers also sat down for an interview where they discussed how the band first connected, the creative process behind Waking Up and their favorite songs on the album.

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Whitney Houston Covers InStyle Magazine


Whitney Houston is looking gorgeous on the January 2010 cover of InStyle magazine. The six-time Grammy winner talks about performing live again, her 16 year old daughter Bobbi Kristina and a possibility returning to film.

The diva chatted about being a sex symbol at 46:
“Sexy can be sexual without having to expose a lot of yourself. Your body can express a lot without your having to take off a lot. I try to splash it in there a little bit, just by body movement. A smile, a little glance, the way you lean back says sexy without being too open or offending anyone. Because once they’ve seen it all, they go, ‘Man, I’m bored with that,’ instead of ‘Hmm, what’s she going to do now?’”

Get your hands on the January issue this Friday, December 18!

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Sneak Peak: Rihanna - So Hard

Watch a 30-second preview of Rihanna's music video for "Hard" featuring Young Jeezy. The full video premieres (TODAY) Thursday at 4 p.m. EST on MTV.

People Magazine's 25 Most Intriguing People of 2009


Taylor Swift covers People magazine's year end issue. The country megastar celebrates is featured on the 25 most intriguing people of 2009.

The issue hitting newsstands Friday (December 18), Taylor, 20, was named People’s “Golden Girl.” Taylor mentioned she didn't let fame get to her head, “You can stay the same person, even if everything around you changes.”

“I would like to think everybody out there isn’t just waiting for me to trip and fall and stumble out of a club drunk. People know I’m not a party girl. I’m not hiding some dying urge to be out clubbing right now.”

Who else made the list?
Susan Boyle: The Surprise Hit
Rihanna: The Resilient Star
Britney Spears: The Comeback
Michael Jackson’s Children: The Descendants
Lady Gaga: The Shock Star

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Young Kid Covers Jason Mraz's "Im Yours"

This little boy is creating some buzz all over the internet with his cover of Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours." This is what Jason has to say about the young boy's rendition, “I am most impressed with the diminished chord this little genius plays at 1:07,” Jason says. “Not many people care to hit this chord when covering the song. It is often overlooked. But nary is the case here… And if anyone knows the kid, give him a high five for me!”

Did You Miss Jennifer Hudson's Christmas Special?

Jennifer Hudson returned to her hometown of Chicago to perform Christmas songs at her high school and church, as part of ABC’s “Jennifer Hudson: I’ll Be Home for Christmas” special. She sang with her cousins and dueted with Michael Bublé on a classic Christmas medley. Her 4-month-old son David also makes his first TV appearance.

Diddy Gets Waxed


Diddy has finally been turned into a wax figure. Take a look at the picture above of Diddy standing next to a replica of himself at Madame Tussauds in New York City on Tuesday (Dec. 15)

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Chris Brown Performs Tribute For MJ

Chris Brown performed a tribute to Michael Jackson during the last show of his “Fan Appreciation” tour at the NOKIA Theatre in NYC on Tuesday (Dec. 15).

I read on some random blog that Chris mentioned he thought the BET's tribute to Michael was wack. I totally agree certain people should have been invited or made sure they went to give Michael a good show. Let's cross our fingers the Grammy's doesnt let us down.

JT Rocks The Curls For Audi Commercial


On Tuesday, Justin Timberlake was spotted filming an ad for the Audi A1 in downtown Los Angeles. All we get are still photographs since the commercial will not air in the U.S. You can catch the commercial in Europe though. Justin will also star in an internet campaign for the A1 that will launch in the spring.

Hey Justin! When is the new album coming?

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

New Artist: Tamar Kaprelian


Tamar Kaprelian was born in Scottsdale, Arizona and brought up in both Georgia and California surrounded by love and great music. She has been writing songs as long as she can remember, influenced as a kid by classic Disney films, but her true love of music came about when she discovered Billy Joel and Paul McCartney. The 22-year old singer/songwriter was discovered after entering a contest to cover OneRepublic's smash hit "Apologize" online and was chosen by the band as the winner. Since winning the contest, Tamar's entry has received over 3 million views on YouTube.
If you watch MTV's The Hills you might recognize Tamar's single "New Day" which was featured prominently in the Season Five finale. It was also the theme song for Feeding America's Drive Out Hunger Tour where Tamar performed in over 30 cities in 30 days in support of the organization. Get to know this rising star in an intimate, acoustic performance of the song where she shares a little more about her music.
Tamar Kaprelian is set to release her debut next year with songs co-written by OneRepublic’s Brent Kutzle and Ryan Tedder, Evanescence’s Ben Moody and David Hodges, Kara Dioguardi and many others. She calls it a coming-of-age record that chronicles her life, relationships, and her utter determination to create an album that is real and true to herself, both personally and artistically

What Song Is The Most Played Song Of The Year


"Gives You Hell," the lead single off of The All-American Rejects' current album, When the World Comes Down, has officially been named the #1 Most Played Song of 2009 on Billboard’s Top 40 Chart, edging out the competition that included Lady Gaga, The Black Eyed Peas, Flo Rida and Taylor Swift.

"Gives You Hell" spent four weeks at #1 on the Top 40 charts making it the group’s first #1 song on Mainstream Top 40 and Adult Top 40 Tracks charts. The song was also their first to break into the top five on Billboard’s Hot 100 and stayed in the Billboard top 10 for over 13 weeks. With over 3.3 million copies in digital sales alone, these stats make “Gives You Hell” the band’s most successful single to date. The successes of 2009 have paved the way for an exciting 2010 with The All-American Rejects. The band has locked in major appearances such as performing at this year’s Winter Olympics at the Whistler Medals Plaza, a high profile performance for Direct TV at Super Bowl XLIV and a Direct TV special set to air in February, with more exciting news and details to be announced.
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Carmen Reese Sings National Anthem At Monday's NBA Game

On Monday (Dec. 14), rising star Carmen Reece opened up the LA Clippers / San Antonio Spurs game at the Staples Center by belting out a stunning rendition of the National Anthem! Often referred to as "one of the hardest songs to perform live", this big-voiced diva made it her own and brought the house down! Watch the performance here, and see why Carmen may be one of the most promising new talents of the year!

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Take a listen to her first single, "Right Here" if you've never heard of her.

Shwayze Talk About Their Recent Released Album

Shwayze have just released a video that gives fans a track by track insight into the meaning behind their sophomore album, Let It Beat. Watch as the guys talk about each song on Let It Beat and view some footage from their live performances!

Get Mariah & Rihanna's Albums For $9.99!!


Amazon.com is doing Lightning Deals where they are selling specific albums for a few hours at a discounted price. Rihanna’s Rated R, as well Mariah Carey’s Memoirs of An Imperfect Angel, are being featured for $9.99 from 9am-12pm on this Thursday 12/17.
David Gray’s Album Draw The Line will be featured for $7.99 from 3pm-6pm on Thursday 12/17.

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New Music: The Cataracs Remix Owl City's "Fireflies"


The Cataracs give Owl City's Electro-Pop smash, "Fireflies" a fresh new sound! Check out the video below to catch The Cataracs in action.
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After you check out the video above, then check out the final result below!
Owl City - Fireflies (The Cataracs Remix)

The Cataracs are David Singer-Vine, 20 aka "Campa," and Niles Hollowell-Dhar, 19, "Cyrano". Both members share vocalist duties with Cyrano acting as the sole producer. The pair has developed an electro pop sound that combines the dance floor sensibilities of electronic music with pop melodies, a risqué edge, and east bay swagger.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Pbleepd.com's Top 20 Dancers

Top 20 Dancers [taken straight from pbleepd.com]
“The truest expression of a people is in its dance and in its music. Bodies never lie”. ~Agnes de Mille
What started as a top 10 list proved very difficult to maintain with an endless number of great dancers gracing the world with contemporary, creative and original dance and choreography.
Dance comes in a variety of forms from latin to hip-hop to ballet to tap; all unique in pattern but equal in difficulty and entertainment.
Here’s my top 20 dancers who have exceptionally entertained us with the art of dance.

20. Jennifer Lopez
Though the Latin diva is not famed for her dancing, not many people know that the Jennifer Lopez began her career as a dancer before going into acting.

19. Tina Turner
Tina Turner always got on the stage wearing big weave, a dress and heels and put so much energy into her dance moves. Her energetic dance style has gone on to inspire many artists, her influence is most evident in artists such as Beyonce.

18. Mya
With formal training in ballet and tap dancing, and street dance, Mya is an all round dancer. Plus her 2009 appearance on Dancing with the Stars further proves that she’s a versatile dancer.

17. Aaliyah
The smoothest dancer we know? Belly tops, baggy pants matched with slick dance moves was the signature style of Aaliyah that the world fell in love with.

16. Justin Timberlake
We always knew JT could dance during his N’SYNC days but he really stood out as a dancer when he broke out as a solo artist.

15. Ginuwine
During his hey dayz, Ginuwine had the looks, the voice and the moves to go with it. Has he still got it? I’ll let you decide, but let’s not forget the swag he brought to Timbaland beats such as Pony and So Anxious…

14. Beyonce
Even though she swagga-jacks probably 80% of her dance moves (only just found out she also copied the Naughty Girl dance sequence with Usher), it doesn’t take away the fact that she is a great mover and considerably one of the best performers of our time. The Single Ladies video was probably the best choreographed video I had seen in a looooong while.

13. Shakira
The belly dancing diva is one of my favourite dancers out there because her dance style doesn’t rely heavily on choreography. From her music videos and live performances, it’s pretty clear that no one can shake their hips like Shakira can!

12. Omarion
The self-proclaimed ‘King of Dance’…not sure if I agree with him being the King, but he is a very talented dancer for sure.

11. Ciara
When Ciara first stepped onto the scene, it was clear that she wasn’t the greatest of singers but her tomboy image and ATL dance style was enough to keep us intrigued with the star. What I loved most about her dance style when she first started off was that she danced like a boy (no pun intended). Though her dancing has evolved to a sexier style, she is still proving why she is right behind Janet in the female dance category.

10. Chris Brown
Let’s look past the domestic violence drama that took place at the tip of 2009 and just remember why we first fell in love with Chris Brown. He is definitely one of the best male dancers out there at the moment.

9. Usher
Musically, Usher hasn’t been able to recapture the magic we saw during the 8701 or Confessions era; however, Usher undoubtedly has the moves and knows how to put on a great performance.

8. MC Hammer
He was one hell of a dance machine! Minus the crazy fashion sense, this dude had moves!

7. Bobby Brown
Before there was Usher, Omarion & Chris Brown…there was Bobby Brown. He was a baaad dancer- I used to love this guy sooo much! He could have rose to be a bigger star than he was, he had the voice & the dance moves…not quite sure if he had the looks but girls still went crazy for him. Let’s reminisce back to the Bobby Brown we all used to love…

6. Janet Jackson
Her 2009 performances may have been weak in comparison to her performances back in the day, but hey what can you exhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifpect? after all she isn’t getting any younger. So even though she doesn’t dance with the same energy that she used to, there is still no denying that Janet is probably the best female dancer ever.

5. Gene Kelly
The talented dancer, actor, singer, choreographer, film director and producer, is probably best known for his performance in ‘Singing in the Rain’. His creative, show-stopping dance sequences such as his ‘alter ego’ dance performance and tap dancing on skates, made it clear that this man was a dance genius.

4. Fred Astaire
The Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, actor and singer was described by Michael Jackson as ‘the best’. There’s no doubt that Fred Astaire is a great dancer who became an important influence in filmed dance.

3. Nicholas Brothers
Neither Fayard nor Harold Nicholas had any formal dance training but that didn’t stop them from becoming two of the greatest tap dancers the world has seen.

2. Michael Jackson
What can I say that hasn’t already been said about this man? The number of people he has inspired is innumerable. Michael Jackson is a legend and his name will live on forever.

1. James Brown
I had to put the man who inspired MJ to dance number 1. Unlike the hardcore choreography that were used to seeing in music videos & performances today, James Brown just danced from the soul.


To see rest of the videos from each person on the list go HERE

The Game Talks About JT Collaboration

I mentioned a couple days ago that The Game tweeted about Justin Timberlake being in the studio with him. Here he is talking about the collaboration.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

New Video: Selena Gomez And The Scene - Naturally

Win A Guitar Signed By Orianthi



Orianthi can shred with the best of them (and has, performing in the past with the likes of Michael Jackson, Steve Vai, Carrie Underwood and Carlos Santana), and now wants to give one lucky fan the chance to start shredding on their own PRS electric guitar, custom-made and signed by the guitar goddess herself. The prize, a whale-blue PRS SE Custom 24, retails for over $1,000. The sweepstakes ends on January 14th, 2010, so visit Orianthi's official website or Facebook page now to learn more about the contest and to enter to win.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Rihanna May 2010 UK Tour Dates

Rihanna will play UK arenas in May 2010 - and tickets go on sale TODAY (December 11)

Birmingham LG Arena - May 7
Liverpool Echo Arena - May 8
London O2 Arena - May 10
Sheffield Arena - May 13
Nottingham Arena - May 14
Manchester Evening News Arena - May 16
Newcastle Arena - May 17
Glasgow SECC - May 19

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Snoop Gives You Directions To Your Destination

Snoop Dogg lent his voice to GPS company TomTom, providing two versions of voice overs. According to NowPublic, “one is Rated G - without swearing and somewhat understandable and one has tons of swearing and is hardly understandable.”

Snoop said, “Its really because when I be riding the car and I be hearing the boring ass lady that be doing all the time it bothering me. She’s always turning my music down and being like, ‘turn left, go right, straight ahead.’”

I would so buy this but TomTom from what I hear isn't the best GPS, it's the worse. Would you buy it?

Who Was The Most Popular Song, Top Artist & Group?

According to Billboard this is the most popular song, top group, top artist, and top selling album of 2009.
The most popular song of the decade was Mariah Carey’s ballad “We Belong Together.”
Eminem was named the top artist of the decade
Nickelback was named top group.
Taylor Swift had the best-selling album with Fearless.
Black Eyed Peas’ “Boom Boom Pow” was top song.
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Selena Gomez and The Scene's New Video Premieres Tonight


Disney Channel will present the world premiere of Selena Gomez and The Scene's second music video, "Naturally," from her debut album, "Kiss & Tell," today, December 11 (8:40 p.m., ET/PT) The single will go into rotation on Radio Disney today.

"Kiss & Tell" from Hollywood Records debuted in the Billboard Top 10. "Naturally" is available as a digital single on iTunes. Catch Selena perform "Naturally" on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2010."

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Time Picks Top Everything of 2009


Time has revealed its “Top 10 Everything of 2009” lists with Gaga's "The Fame Monster" at number 10 and "Love vs. Money" by The-Dream.


1. American Saturday Night by Brad Paisley
2. Bitte Orca by Dirty Projectors
3. Crack the Skye by Mastodon
4. Revolution by Miranda Lambert
5. Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix by Phoenix
6. Love vs. Money by The-Dream
7. Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Pt. 2 by Raekwon
8. Veckatimest by Grizzly Bear
9. I and Love and You by the Avett Brothers
10. The Fame Monster by Lady Gaga

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Gaga Sits Down With Barbara Walters

Barbara Walters selected the “outrageous, outlandish, and out of this world” Lady Gaga as one of her “10 Most Fascinating People of 2009.” Dressed in a black Chanel suit, Gaga blushed while telling the ABC News journalist that she’s had sexual relationships with women, but never been in love with one, and revealed that her father was once concerned that she was “mentally unstable.”

New Artist: Debi Nova


Already a massive star in her native Costa Rica, with six Grammy Award nominations and a number one dance single under her belt, singer, and songwriter Debi Nova is ready to make her mark on the rest of the world. In March 2010, Debi's debut album Luna Nueva will be released. The album is an electrifying combination of irresistible Latin rhythms and potent pop smarts that showcase this vivacious artist's considerable musical gifts (she plays piano, guitar, bass and more) as well as her rich Latina heritage. Produced by multi-Grammy nominated Marius de Vries (Madonna, Josh Groban) and Gustavo Santaolalla ("Brokeback Mountain," "Babel"), Luna Nueva is a labor of love, long in the making, which not only showcases Nova’s electrifying vocals and musicianship, but her songwriting talents as well. The first single is the playful soca/hip-hop inspired “Drummer Boy.”
Debi has toured with both Ricky Martin and Sergio Mendes as a featured vocalist and has performed for more than 8 million people globally. As a songwriter, the Costa Rican beauty has written hit songs for Belinda and RBD, two of Latin Americas biggest artists.
Learn more about Debi's process of recording an album in both English and Spanish in this new EPK and experience her sound first hand on "Drummer Boy."

New Video: Kid Cudi - Pursuit of Happiness

What's The Top Selling Album Of The Decade?


NSYNC's 2000 release of "No Strings Attached" has sold over more than 10 million copies.

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Script Rock NYC & Cover David Bowie

The Script rocked New York City’s Terminal 5 this past weekend to a packed crowd that included American Idol winner David Cook and Steve Van Zandt of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band. Watch the Irish trio’s epic cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes” complete with a stage dive from lead singer Danny O’Donoghue and a rendition of their single “Breakeven” which erupted the audience in a massive sing-along

I was there and it was an awesome show! Whoever missed them and never got to see them live totally missed out.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Quick Update: 30 Seconds To Mars


To celebrate the release of This is War, fans can chat live with the Thirty Seconds to Mars via Twitter, Facebook and Chat on Livestream.com/thirtysecondstomars on TODAY 12/9/09 at 5pm - 8pm PST!
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Behind The Scenes: Lifehouse - Halfway Gone

Lifehouse recently premiered the music video for "Halfway Gone," the first single from their upcoming release Smoke & Mirrors. Now, the band has released a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the video, directed by the talented Frank Borin (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Good Charlotte). In this clip, the guys discuss the concept for "Halfway Gone" and the tricks they used to make people appear out of nowhere.
"Halfway Gone" is available for purchase now on iTunes, while Smoke & Mirrors will hit stores on February 2, 2010.

Entertainment Weekly's 10 Best Albums of '00s

Entertainment Weekly’s List of ‘Top Ten Albums of The Decade’ is below:

1. The College Dropout, Kanye West (2004)

2. The Blueprint, Jay-Z (2001)

3. Kid A, Radiohead (2000)

4. Stankonia, OutKast (2000)

5. Love And Theft, Bob Dylan (2001)

6. Home, The Dixie Chicks (2002)

7. Funeral, The Arcade Fire (2004)

8. I Am… Sasha Fierce, Beyoncé (2008)

9. FutureSex/LoveSounds, Justin Timberlake, (2006)

10. You Are Free, Cat Power (2003)

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Lady Gaga's One Of 2009's Most Fascinating People


Lady Gaga has received public admiration from an eclectic crew of high profile celebrities; Madonna, Yoko Ono, Smokey Robinson, Marilyn Manson, Ne-Yo, Michael Bolton, Paris Hilton, etc...... And now Barbara Walters dubbed her one of 'The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009'. Be sure to catch the television special TONIGHT, Wednesday, Dec. 9th at 10pm EST on ABC!

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Lady Gaga Performs For The Queen

Lady Gaga performed and met Queen Elizabeth II at the Royal Variety Performance! She performed "Speechless" at a black piano suspended in mid-air, wearing an Elizabeth-inspired red dress with a 20 foot long train and characteristic ruffle at the neck!
Hollywood Legend Better Midler and Classical singer Katherine Jenkins also performed, and the Duke of Edinburgh accompanied the Queen to the event. All funds collected from the show will be forwarded to the Entertainment Artists' Benevolent Fund, which supports entertainers suffering from old age or ill health.

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New Music: Green River Ordinance - Oh Holy Night


Green River Ordinance have gotten into the holiday spirit by recording a very special version of "O Holy Night" for their fans. The Texas rockers are offering up the song for download which can be grabbed here or on their official website for free. Grab the track now just in time for the holidays.
Out of My Hands, the major label debut form Green River Ordinance featuring the single "Come On," is available on iTunes now.

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Sneak Peak: OneRepublic - Walmart Soundcheck

OneRepublic recently performed an exclusive show at The Palms in Las Vegas for Walmart Soundcheck. The band rocked songs from their new album Waking Up, including their current single, "All The Right Moves." The Colorado quintet also sat down for an intimate interview where they weigh in on critics, Coldplay and the story behind their sophomore release. Check out a preview of the footage and come back to Soundcheck on December 15th to see the full performance.


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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Was J.T. In The Studio With Pharrell & The Game?


Hopefully more news will surface from this. The RED Album is set for release on February 16th.

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Get FREE Download Of "Let's Go" By Cartel


Courtesy of Coca-Cola, fans of Cartel can download the band’s latest single "Let's Go" for free until the end of the day tomorrow (12/8) on MySpace. To get the free MP3, MYSPACEnow. “Let’s Go” can be found on Cartel's third studio album, Cycles, in stores and on iTunes now.

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Sneak Preview: 30 Seconds To Mars New Album

Thirty Seconds to Mars is giving fans an exclusive sneak peek of their highly anticipated album, This Is War, right now on I Heart Radio. Do not miss this chance to experience the upcoming release of the groups latest album featuring the hit single, "Kings and Queens." Visit the bands official site for more information and pre-order the album now from iTunes and Music Today.

Thirty Seconds to Mars is currently on tour in support of This Is War. To find out where and when you can see the band live visit thirtysecondstomars.com.

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It's Almost Time For Hanukkah

I was watching "Eight Crazy Nights" this weekend and I thought I should post the famous "Hanukkah Song" by Adam Sandler.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

John Mayer Gives Fans A Free Song


This is another reason why I like John Mayer! John posted an in home studio version of "Edge of Desire" on his tumblr. John tweeted today saying, "home recording of "Edge of Desire" as a way to say thank you to everyone for making Battle Studies a success."

On his tumblr he writes:
I’ve been thinking of a way to say thank you for making Battle Studies such a huge success out of the gate… I’ve also been thinking of a way to use tumblr as a means of posting some more substantial stuff… So here’s a very raw, live solo version of “Edge of Desire” I just recorded in my apartment as a way to show my gratitude to you all for extending my time in this amazing career you’ve helped me build.

I think if you were kind enough to spent the 13 bucks, you should get some free music for the next good while.

So here it is. A song about late night longing recorded at 3am. iPhone dinging in the background and all…(that’s how I knew the take was going to be worth sticking with, as the best takes always get interrupted.)

Thank you.

More to come…

John

Download HERE

You can listen to the song first on his tumblr account or download it at the above link.
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Guess Who Turns 28 Today!

Britney Spears will be blowing out 28 candles today. Happy Birthday Brit!!!
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Kelis Signs With Will.I.Am


Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Kelis announced Wednesday, Dec 2 that she will release her next album through will.i.am Music Group / Interscope Records. Kelis has just given everyone a taste of what’s to come with the David Guetta- produced “Acapella,” which is now available on her website www.iamkelis.com. The new album features production work by some of today’s most influential producers, including will.i.am, David Guetta (Black Eyed Peas), Free School, Boyz Noize, Burnz and DJ Ammo.

Says Kelis, “I love that I am now a new part of the Interscope family. 2010 is around the corner and I can’t wait to put out new music and spend time with real music fans on tour again.” Adds will.i.am, “Kelis represents the kind of edge that pushes all of us not just musically but stylistically as well. She has always opened new doors for her audience and we’re ready to walk through this next one with her.” Jimmy Iovine, Chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records concurs, adding, “Kelis is a true artist and we’re so excited to start this new chapter in her musical life.”

Listen to Kelis - "Acapella" (Produced by David Guetta) on her official website

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