10/27/10

Michael Jackson tops Forbes list of top Dead Ce;lebrity Earners




The late great King of Pop Michael Jackson, beat out some big names as top earning deceasesd celebrity. The King of Pop Estate made an astonishing $275 million dollars last year, stumping out the rest of the field. Not to mention, Michael earned more money than any living celebrity other than Oprah Winfey. You cannot make this stuff up.
"His earning potential will only increase year after year, as his legacy continues to be cemented," says Susan Blond, who served as Jackson's publicist during the Thriller days. "When our great-grandchildren are talking about music, it will be Michael Jackson over Elvis Presley."
(Source)


Coming second on the list is the King of Rock-N-Roll himself, Elvis Preseley, whose estate ranked in $60 million dollars. The rest of the list includes:


Third is J.R.R. Tolkien, who sold a combined 500,000 copies of his The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit books in the past year alone, even though he died 37 years ago.

"Peanuts" creator Charles Schulz is fourth, having earned $33 million

John Lennon is fifth at $17 million.

Tying for the last spots with $6 million apiece are Jimi Hendrix, Steve McQueen and Aaron Spelling.
To view the complete list, visit Forbes.com



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10/25/10

R&B singer Monica Celebrate Her 30th Birthday

Monica celebrate her 30th birthday


Last night Monica celebrated her 30th birthday bash, with star studded guests attending the event. From her "said to be fiance" L.A Lakers player Shawn Brown, Angela & Vanessa Simmons, newly weds Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian, Golden Brooks, and a host of others in attendance.


The grammy winning sensation has two little boys, Lil Rocko and Romello, who she adores. Monica's latest album Still Standing, was an R&B hit, and may garner the singer some Grammy nods. Still Standing is now certified Gold.


 It is hard to believe it has been 15 years, since a very young Monica Arnold, aka 'Monica', started fresh on the music scene. Her debut album Miss Thang was released in 1995 when she was just a little teenager.  Monica never came off as such a young lady. She was always well beyond her years, from her voice, to her style.

We like to wish Monica a happy birthday, and many more years to come.



Monica and "fiance' Shawn Brown



Actress Golden Brooks  



Lamar Odom and wife Khloe Kardashian

       
Angela and Vanessa Simmons with a guest

I want to wish you a happy b-day Mo', and many more to come!


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10/23/10

Update: Kanye West New Music Video Mini-Film 'Runaway'






Kanye is vamping up for his Nov 22nd album release of My Beautiful Twisted Fantasy, and today he premiered his new music video for Runaway. The video is a 35 minute mini-film, and is very artistic. Feat the music video is supermodel Selita Ebanks


Check out the video  for Runaway below;








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Do You Believe Raz B?

                                                              RazB



Former B2k member, and cousin of manager Chris Stokes, RazB, has been releasing a series of videotapes claiming Marques Houston and Chris Stokes sexually abused and raped him as a young teen. In the latest of videotapes released, RazB calls up former 90s protege' of Stokes, Quindon Tarver, to get some reassurance on the events that took place with Tarver when he was a young and up and coming singer under the wings of Stokes.





Quindon Tarver

Quindon gives graphic details of the events that occurred while he was under the wings of Chris Stokes and label-mate of Marques Houston. He tells RazB:

"I was Laying there on the floor, Chris is on the bed, Marques was right there next to me, he (Marques Houston), was trying to penetrate me. I told him I was bleeding, I said it hurts." Quindon breaks and then says, 'wow, it hurts dude..it hurts, it hurts me, I'm a kid."

Quindon has released several stories before about him being molested by Chris Stokes and Marques Houston, you can read the article here http://binside.typepad.com/binside_tv/2008/06/b2k-sex-scandal.html

The video is pretty graphic, and very disturbing tales of the sad events that allegedly took place on tour buses, hotel rooms, in homes, etc.

Watch the video here, courtesy of WorldStarHipHop







 


  Marques Houston                     Chris Stokes

Seems pretty sincere and and genuine  to me, what do you think?


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New Music Corner: Niki Minaj 'Blow Your Mind'



Niki Minaj drops us some new ish from the mixtape DJ Haze’s ‘Still Countin’ Money . It is not known if the song will be on her upcoming album Pink Friday slated for a November 2nd release. Check it out below;




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Ciara Feat Usher 'Turn It Up'



Another leak off of Ciara's upcoming cd Basic Instinct, has hit the web. The new tune is feat R&B superstar Usher called Turn It Up. Now I must say I really like this song. It Is Very fresh, very pop/r&b/electro, sure to turn the dance clubs up.

We just hope Basic Instinct does not end up like her last album Fantasy Ride, which flopped real hard due to multiple leaks. Basic Instinct is in stores December 14th.

Listen to Turn It Up below




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10/22/10

Katherine McPhee covers Whitney Houston’s ‘Who Would Imagine A King’







Former American Idol runner up Katherine McPhee, offers a great cover-song on her holiday album titled Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You. On her new cd, Katherine takes a daring cover of Whitney Houston's Who Would Imagine A King, from her 1997 best-selling gospel album, The Preacher's Wife Soundtrack.


Katherine's take on the song is actually pretty good. Not anyone can do a Whitney Houston song justice, but Katherine took her own approach to the song, that was as angelic, but not as powerful as Whitney's version.


Katherine's Version








Whitney's 1997 version




 


It is so nice to see the young starlets, such as Katherine McPhee, Jennifer Hudson, and Monica, showing the greatest female vocalist in the world, so much love and respect. Katherines new Christmas CD is currently available on Amazon

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10/21/10

Tina Knowles deny rumors that Beyonce is pregnant

Tina Knowles (the mother of pop sensation Beyonce Knowles), confirms to Ellen Degenerous that her daughter is not pregnant with her first child. She also tells Ellen that with all the rumors that has been going around that Beyonce is pregnant, she should have about 6 grand kids by now.

The rumor started with a report in US Magazine, where a source told them Beyonce was pregnant in her first trimaster. The news of Beyonces alleged pregnancy hit the web, and was the talk of the internet circuit.
Since then, Tina Knowles has confirmed that Beyonce is not preggers.on Ellen's show, which will air Thursday.

Video: Tina confirms to Ellen that Beyonce is NOT pregnant


 

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New Music Video: Chris Brown 'Yeah 3x'

Chris Brown keeps hitting us with some great material off of his upcoming mixtape album The Matrix. His latest is his new video Yeah 3x, which reminds me of a cross between an old Michael Jackson or Janet Jackson video, where there were plenty of dancing in the streets. The colors were bold and jumps at you, and the dancing was even more exciting. Check it out below:





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10/20/10

Mariah Carey Previews Merry Christmas II you On HSN

Mariah gave us a sneak preview of her new Xmas CD Merry Christmas II You today on HSN. The new Cd is a follow up to her 1994 mega best-selling cd Merry Christmas From Marriah Carey. Mariah exclusively giving a packaged cd with DVD only available through HSN. The tracklisting includes:


1. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (Intro)
2. Oh Santa!
3. O Little Town of Bethlehem / Little Drummer Boy Medley
4. Christmas Time Is in the Air Again
5. The First Noel / Born Is the King (Interlude)
6. When Christmas Comes
7. Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) / Housetop Celebration
8. Charlie Brown Christmas
9. O Come All Ye Faithful / Hallelujah Chorus feat. Patricia Carey
10. O Holy Night – Live from WPC in South Central Los Angeles
11. One Child
12. All I Want for Christmas Is You – Extra Festive
13. Auld Lang Syne – The New Year’s Anthem 


Mariah On HSN This Morning  





My Thoughts? So far the snippets sound pretty good, but at the same time, they sound very enhanced. I will watch and see how Mrs. Carey will do on the charts, compared to the more relevant acts releasing Cds.

Merry Christmas II You will be available everywhere on Nov 2nd


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10/19/10

Holiday Music Spirit? Who Will Flop And Who Will Land At The Top



As the holidays approaches, we don our winter apparel and create lists to purchase gifts for our loved ones, the big four labels are looking at this fourth quarter to make up for lackluster sales of the previous quarter. In fact, most labels look for fourth quarter results to shore up their bottom line and create debits for the credits that may have had their balance sheet in the red. Sales on that almighty 'BlackFriday', (no pun intended) could be the savior for many a label.

Indeed, Billboard tracks the trends of cd sales and digital sales over the previous week and same week of the previous year. I've been following and the tale of declining cd sales continue to be spun. In fact, cd sales are down 15% this year as opposed to last year. The Billboard charts for the past 2 weeks saw#1 albums debut with sales under 100k. It's now to the point where getting a #1 album isn't hard for top tiered artist…..just simply pick a week with not much competition.
Following is the release date of top tiered acts cds to fall this 4th quarter as noted in this Billboard article subject to changes:

October 19
Ne-Yo Libra Scale

October 25
Taylor Swift Speak Now

November 2
Mariah Carey Merry Christmas II You

November 9
Susan Boyle The Gift


November 16
Reba McIntyre
Rihana Loud

November 22
Rascal Flatts Nothing Like This
Kanye West My Beautiful, Twisted Fantasy
Nicki Minaj Pink Friday
Ke$ha Cannibal
Akon Stadium Music

November 30
Keri Hilson No Boys Allowed
Jazmine Sullivan
Chrisette Michelle

December 7
Jessica Simpson Merry Christmas

December 14
Ciara Basic Instinct





Industry pundits are betting on Susan Boyle's 'The Gift' and Taylor Swift's 'Speak Now' to 'save' the industry with projected and expected huge first week sales and platinum plus end results.

http://music-mix.ew.com/2010/10/15/taylor-swift-speak-now-million/
 


This in of itself deserves a separate post on the type of music that these 2 cds comprise of and who are purchasing them. Billboard, the industry's bible in their article states the artist's expected shipment and expected debut sales as indicated by label employees, merchandise and industry pundits:

ARTIST EXPECTED SHIPMENT EXPECT 1ST WEEK SALES
TAYLOR SWIFT 1.8MIL 750K
SUSAN BOYLE Label hasn’t said  
KANYE WEST 750k 400k
RASCAL FLATTS 500k 200k
RIHANNA 500k 200k
NICKI MINAJ 300k 125k
RASCAL FLATTS 500K 200K
BEP 500K 2005











PREDICTIONS BY LOPEZ

ARTIST EXPECTED SHIPMENT EXPECT 1ST WEEK SALES
  
MARIAH CAREY 250K 85-110K-----------------------------
KERI HILSON 250K 115K
JAZMINE SULLIVAN 250K 130K
CHRISETTE MICHELLE 200K 70K
CIARA 250K 110K



 What is telling from the prediction chart above, ^^^ is that R&B continues to not be a strong seller with only a few acts from the past and current year being able to debut with over 300k cds sold the first week as seen below:

Sade Feb 2010 501k
Alicia Keys, Nov 2009 405k
Usher March 2010 433k
Whitney Houston Aug 2009, 311k
Mary J Blige Dec2009 332k

The thing to be gleaned from this list is that all are industry veterans with over a decade invested in the music business. In addition, they all pretty much stayed to their core sounds and didn't really try anything edgy or risky. Perhaps that is wise in this kind of music environment when the dice is thrown every time a label releases a cd.

From the list above, the heavy hitters are either AC, country and rap genres. It will be interesting to see how these industry projections hold up as we know from the previous big releases of Kate Perry, Maroon 5 and Linkin' Park, industry prognosticators were way off base in their predictions. Kate Perry was expected to move between 500-700k cds the first week and Maroon5 and Linkin' Park were expected to at least come close to their previous albums first week sales which were 400k+ and 623k respectively. When the numbers were released, Katy Perry, despite having 2 huge platinum plus selling singles and an impressive promo schedule only moved 191k with Maroon5 moving 155k and Linkin Park 241k.


LOPEZ'S View


I do concur that Susan Boyle and Taylor Swift will do extremely well with their sales. I expect both to debut with 350+ to 475k+ sales respectively with Boyle going on to scan platinum plus for the season's run and Taylor not to do as well as 'Fearless' but still to sell a very good 2mil + cds when all is said and done. The wilds are Kanye West and Rihanna. I expect Yeezy to easily sell over 350k first week but with none of his singles catching fire on radio, it will be hard for him to move more than 1mil cds imo. Rihanna is the singles queen. 'Only Girl' is on it's way to platinum status at Itunes and has vacillated between #3 and  #8 on the Hot 100 Billboard charts. Now with the Drake featured, 'What's My Name' on deck and release date 4 wks off, it's hard to say. She's always been a singles seller although, 'Rated R' has sold-995k cds in the US and shipped 3mil WW, her popularity as it relates to sales is at a higher peak abroad. With all of the promo $$s invested in her, and her tour, she should have easily scanned more than 1.5mil cds. With that said, it will be interesting to see if she is overexposed and still a singles artist with the elusive #1 album outof her reach for her pat 4 albums, will she be able to get that #1?or will she be able to cross the 200k first week sales mark? I say noto #1 if Rascal Flatts doesn't move their release date and no to over 200k unless Def Jam put the album on sale for $7.99.

Super-TuesdayLite

R&B for the newer ladies is in a state of mess right now! Miss Keri Baby's first single, 'Breaking Point' doesn't seem to be breaking through thus the hurried push out of the second single, penned by Ne-Yo, 'Pretty Girl Rock! The Gerogia Peach, Ciara, has seen some of the air come out of her balloon after the banned, 'Ride' f/Ludicris peaked top 10 on the R&B charts. Since then, she has pushed out the double release of 'Speechless' which indeed has left radio speechless with hardly any airplay and the funky 'Gimme Dat' which saw Ciara going back to her dance rooms. Jazmine Sullivan's' Round and Roud' seems to be taking off after a slow start but all of these ladies have pushed back their albums multiple times leaving fans irritated, confounded and wanting. IMO, I don't think any of the ladies will do beyond 150k first week with Jazmine Sullivan being the wild card.


I think Ciara has the most to lose because I expect her label, JIve to drop her if her sales are anemic again In the vein of her previous release, 'Fantasy Ride' which has sold a measly 197k copies to date. Keri will have a last get out of jail free ticket as he brings her songwriting skills to the table. Her last cd, sold 538k (Gold) after multiple videos and features. Chrisette Michelle's last album was 2009's lowest #1 in terms of sales having sold 460k cds to date (Gold).


Go ahead and sound off as to who will be the season's best seller? who will get to platinum status? Who will be #1in their release week? and which of the R&B ladies on Super-Tuesday Lite will be crowned 'Swag queen' for #1 spot?



Sourced by Lopez aka Tibby, article by me, Tara



 







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Billboard Chart: Now In Final

Who would have thought that a prisoner could have the Number 1 album in the country? That is right, Lil Wayne's new album I am Not A Human Being will debut at number 1 on Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. Coming in the number 2 spot is former lead singer of popular 90s rock group Hootie & The Blowfish Darius Rocker, with his latest Charleston SC 1966. Here is the full chart below:



LW TW artist / album label power index % change

17 1 LIL WAYNE CASH MONEY/UNIV MOTOWN 118,747 +410%
I AM NOT A HUMAN BEING

-- 2 DARIUS RUCKER CAPITOL NASHVILLE/EMI 101,453 --
CHARLESTON, SC 1966

-- 3 BIG TIME RUSH NICKELODOEN 66,177 --
B.T.R.

-- 4 THE BAND PERRY UNIV REPUBLIC NASHVILLE 51,790 --
THE BAND PERRY

4 5 EMINEM SHADY/AFTERMATH/INT 49,907 -5%
RECOVERY

2 6 KENNY CHESNEY BNA/RCA NASHVILLE 42,025 -34%
HEMINGWAY'S WHISKEY

5 7 ZAC BROWN BAND ATLANTIC 33,845 -19%
YOU GET WHAT YOU GIVE

-- 8 SUFJAN STEVENS ASTHMATIC KITTY 32,477 --
AGE OF ADZ

1 9 TOBY KEITH SHOW DOG 30,681 -56%
BULLETS IN THE GUN

-- 10 ALL THAT REMAINS PROSTHETIC 30,175 --
FOR WE ARE MANY

6 11 LINKIN PARK WARNER BROS. 27,580 -28%
A THOUSAND SUNS

9 12 TREY SONGZ ATLANTIC 27,220 -17%
PASSION PAIN & PLEASURE

3 13 BRUNO MARS NEW ELEKTRA 26,966 -51%
DOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS

11 14 SELENA GOMEZ & THE SCENE HOLLYWOOD 26,714 -2%
A YEAR WITHOUT RAIN

10 15 JUSTIN BIEBER ISLAND/IDJMG 25,142 -8%
MY WORLD 2.0

8 16 KATY PERRY CAPITOL/EMI 20,819 -37%
TEENAGE DREAM

13 17 MAROON 5 A&M/OCTONE 19,778 -21%
HANDS ALL OVER

22 18 SANTANA ARISTA/RMG 19,305 +4%
GUITAR HEAVEN: GREATEST GUITAR

-- 19 BELLE & SEBASTIAN MATADOR 18,639 --
WRITE ABOUT LOVE

7 20 WAKA FLOCKA FLAME ASYLUM/WB 18,187 -50%
FLOCKAVELI

14 21 NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 35 CAPITOL/EMI 17,975 -25%
VARIOUS ARTISTS

-- 22 LADY ANTEBELLUM CAPITOL NASHVILLE/EMI 17,655 --
MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS

23 23 MUMFORD & SONS GLASSNOTE 17,534 -5%
SIGH NO MORE

-- 24 FAR EAST MOVEMENT CHERRYTREE/INTERSCOPE 16,966 --
FREE WIRED

-- 25 TRAPT ELEVEN SEVEN MUSIC 15,125 --
NO APOLOGIES

19 26 JOHN LEGEND WITH THE ROOTS COLUMBIA 15,087 -26%
WAKE UP

26 27 JAMEY JOHNSON MERCURY NASHVILLE 14,359 -12%
GUITAR SONG

28 28 LADY ANTEBELLUM CAPITOL NASHVILLE/EMI 14,223 +2%
NEED YOU NOW

24 29 ERIC CLAPTON REPRISE 13,367 -19%
CLAPTON

-- 30 JOSHUA RADIN MOM & POP 12,560 --
ROCK & THE TIDE

29 31 DISTURBED REPRISE 12,032 -10%
ASYLUM

20 32 GUCCI MANE ASYLUM/WB 11,961 -41%
APPEAL: GEORGIA'S MOST WANTED

27 33 BILLY CURRINGTON MERCURY NASHVILLE 11,688 -22%
ENJOY YOURSELF

32 34 DRAKE YM/CASH MONEY/UNIV MOTOWN 11,388 -6%
THANK ME LATER

30 35 FANTASIA J RECORDS/RMG 10,806 -18%
BACK TO ME

-- 36 LADY GAGA INTERSCOPE 10,639 --
FAME

-- 37 ROBERT PLANT ROUNDER 10,636 --
BAND OF JOY

44 38 MIRANDA LAMBERT COLUMBIA NASHVILLE 10,275 +13%
REVOLUTION

-- 39 FLORENCE + THE MACHINE UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC 10,218 --
LUNGS

43 40 RICK ROSS DEF JAM/IDJ 9,217 +1%
TEFLON DON

39 41 USHER LAFACE/JLG 9,186 -9%
VERSUS

36 42 KEM UNIVERSAL MOTOWN 9,164 -12%
INTIMACY

21 43 JOHN LENNON CAPITOL/EMI 9,056 -54%
POWER TO THE PEOPLE

40 44 ZAC BROWN BAND ATLANTIC 8,858 -12%
FOUNDATION

45 45 SARA BAREILLES EPIC 8,362 -5%
KALEIDOSCOPE HEART

46 46 BLACK KEYS NONESUCH 8,242 -5%
BROTHERS

48 47 KIDZ BOP KIDS RAZOR & TIE 7,980 -4%
KIDZ BOP 18

-- 48 KE$HA KEMOSABE/RCA/RMG 7,743 --
ANIMAL

47 49 AVENGED SEVENFOLD WARNER BROS. 7,381 -11%
NIGHTMARE

-- 50 SISTER HAZEL ROCK RIDGE MUSIC 7,236 --

I think Lil Wayne is holding pretty well for someone who is incarcerated and cannot even promote his material.  Katey Perry even with her number 1 single (summer anthem California Girls), seem to be struggling. Cannot wait to see what Kanye West and Niki Minaj will do once their latest drop on November 22nd.

New Music: Rihanna Feat Drake 'What'z My Name'



Rihanna's new song What'z My Name feat Drake, is the second single to come off her upcoming album, Loud release date Nov 16th. Rhianna recently dropped her music video for Only Girl In The World just last week. It will be amazing to watch what comes of Rihanna after a much failed tour, and not to mention, Willow Smith being the Roc Nation's new "it girl". Check out the new tune below.


10/18/10

WIllow Smith: 'Whip My Hair' Music Video

Well the wait is finally over! I have been keeping up with young Willow Smith, bringing you the latest, and now she finally releases her music video for Whip My Hair. Check it out!




 Willlow Smith may make history with her new song. If Whip My Hair goes to number 1 on Billboard Hot 100 Charts, Willow will be the youngest artist to ever have a number 1 hit, breaking Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson's ages of 11 and 13, record. I see a big future in store for this young lady.

Austin Brown (Michael Jackson's nephew), preps for debut album


 Austin Brown, (nephew of Michael and Janet Jackson, son of Rebbie Jackson), preps for his musical debut. Austin who is currently working with world reknown producer and songwriter Rodney Jerkins, compares his voice as "the male version of his mother's voice." Read the Billboard.com article below:

Austin Brown is following in some pretty big footsteps: The young artist is the nephew of Michael and Janet Jackson. Then there's his mom, Rebbie, who charted two top 10 R&B hits of her own in the '80s, "Centipede" and "Plaything."


But Brown contends he's unfazed by the inevitable comparisons. "A lot of people say I sound like the male version of my mother," he says during an interview at Rodney Jerkins' Darkchild studio in Los Angeles. "That sound is part of who I am. You know, I can't help where I come from, but I do love where I come from."

Now the singer/songwriter/musician is ready to see how much listeners will love his self-described "energetic groove and soul" sound. Preview track "Target Practice" is already up on AOL and Brown's website, AustinBrown.com. Coming in the next few weeks will be a video mash-up of three tracks from his debut album, "85." Directed by producer Tom DeSanto ("X-Men," "Transformers"), the video will be chock-full of video effects and, Brown adds, "a lot of throwback dancing."
Signifying the year Brown was born, "85" is slated for rele ase next year under the artist's label, the Royal Factory. Onboard as primary producer is Jerkins (Lady Gaga, Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige), who met a then-13-year-old Brown when he was at Neverland working with Michael. "I saw the same look in his eyes that I did when I first met Michael," Jerkins recalls. "Austin is a triple threat who can sing, dance and play."


A "band geek" in high school, Brown -- whose father was a musician -- began piano lessons at age 4 and now also plays guitar, bass and drums. Tracks from the album mesh Brown's vibrant tenor with live instrumentation, melodic progressions and chord changes inspired by Motown, the Beach Boys and the Beatles.


"Multigenerational music that's fun and has a swing to it...that's the music I want to make," a foot-stomping Brown says as he snaps his fingers.


Listen to Austin's new song titled Target Practice  produced by Darkchild

10/17/10

Larry Jackson Leaving Arista/J-Records

EXIT AT ARISTA: One of Clive Davis’ longtime talent execs has left the building. Arista Records President A&R and RCA Music Group EVP A&R Larry Jackson has reportedly ankled the label, Jackson was promoted to the post in Oct. 2009, reporting to RCA/Jive Label Group Chairman/CEO Barry Weiss. Jackson first joined J Records upon its inception in 2000, handling the A&R process for multi-platinum artists such as Jennifer Hudson, Leona Lewis, Whitney Houston and Monica. Before joining J, he was the MD and an on-air personality at San Francisco ’s KMEL, where he began his career as an intern.

We can only wonder what this will mean for our dear Whitney. It is not like Larry has done a whole lot to see that Whitney or any other Arista act, get the best promotion or the best marketing for their music. We wish Mr Jackson much success in his future endeavors, we just hope now Arista will bring aboard someone who will get the job done. Salute


Whitney Houston's "Worth It' submitted for "Record Of The Year" Grammy

Worth It is one of the fan-favorite tunes off of Whitney's platinum selling CD,I Look To You. As I was taking a look on the Grammy Submission's List, I noticed I saw Worth It was submitted for Grammy Record Of The Year and Best R&B Female Vocal Performance. It came as a bit of shock to some fans, because radio seemed to have abandoned Whitney, and female artists over the age of 40, period.
It is not likely that Worth It would be nominated for ROTY, for nominations of that particular category are determined on radio-play  (which Whitney did not get much of outside of  Urban AC). It would be nice if she did get the nod for Female R&B Vocal Performance though, which isn't much out of reach to garner a nomination.

Nomination Submissions include;

Worth It for Record Of The Year
Worth It for R&B Female Vocal Performance
Worth It Best R&B Song
Million Dollar Bill Best Short Form Music Video

Listen to Worth It Below

 

Last year the Grammys snubbed Whitney in such a huge way. Nothing on her album was nominated for a Grammy. However, she did receive a high honor, The International Artist Of The Year Award, by The American Music Awards, where she gave a stellar performance of I Didn't Know My Own Strength She also received a high honor from BET where they honored her for her artistry for the past 25 years, and the World Wide success of her album I Look To You which sold 2.5 million copies WW.
We look forward to the rest of this year for Ms. Houston, she has a US tour coming forth, two new films, and new music. So Excited!!!

10/16/10

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Niki Minaj Unviels 'Pink Friday' Album Cover

Niki Minaj has been featured on a lot of covers of magazines lately, but now she finally unveils her new album cover for Pink Friday. Niki will be releasing her album a day earlier then expected on Nov 21, most believe that was decided-upon to top Kanye West's album which drops on Nov 22.
Much of the songs and production on Pink Friday has been under wraps, and many patient fans have been waiting for Niki to drop this album and now the wait will soon be over.

What do you think of the new album cover? It is very pink and Barbie-like.

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10/15/10

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New Kiesha Cole feat Niki Minaj



The 1st single from Keyshia Cole’s 4th studio album has been released. The song features Nicki Minaj and will be available on Cole’s new LP which hits stores in December
New Kiesha Cole Feat Niki Minaj I Ain't Thru check it out below


I kind of like it. What do you think?
1.53

Alicia Keys gives birth to baby boy!


Alicia Keys checked herself into New York's St-Luke's Roosevelt hospital. according to sources. Word is Alicia gave birth to a baby boy named Egypt Daoude Dean. 

We will keep you updated on developing story (Source)

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