Friday, 26 February 2010
Even though Beyonce has already announced Sacha Fierce will be no more, she had to just announce it again. In an unusual interview with ex-106 & Park host, AJ, Bey Bey Bey gave one of her funniest and near right feistiest interviews ever. AJ sure knows how to get people to react to certain things....
Spotted on Vibe
Rihanna appeared on comedian Alan Carr's Channel 4 chat show,Chatty Man, last night, and it was a very entertaining interview. Rihanna definitely came across well whilst talking about her album 'Rated R', and looked fierce.
As Rihanna is from the Caribbean, she taught Alan Carr some Jamaica dance moves........absolutely hillarious!
Spotted on Rihanna Daily
Thursday, 25 February 2010
Amongst all the drama in Cheryl Cole's life at the moment, tonight at 8pm, MTV will air 'On Set With Cheryl Cole', a behind the scenes programmes of Cheryl's latest video 'Parachute'.
You can see steamy scenes of Cheryl and male dancer Derek Hough, who was recently holed up with Cheryl at her hotel in Los Angleses last week.
If you miss the airing tonight, don't worry, it'll be shown again on Saturday at 5pm.
Thanks PunchBowl and Natalie
The NME awards took place last night at the Brixton Academt in London, with performances by Lily Allen and Kasabian, to name a few.
BRIT award winners JLS won an award.........for Worst Band, *oh the shame - mind you they aren't exactly NME's 'cuppa tea' are they?*, Kanye West won Villain Of The Year, no surprises why, and Lady Gaga won awards for Best Dressed and Worst Dressed.
Go under the jump for the full list of winners
Damon Albarn and crew, know as the Gorillaz, are back with a new album, 'Plastic Beach', which will be released on Monday 8th March. The album features an exciting mix of collaborations with artists such as, Kano, Bashy, De La Soul and Snoop Dogg, including a collaboration with Mos Def and Bobby Womack for the first single off the album, 'Stylo'.
XFM will give an exclusive full playback of the new album on Tuesday 2nd March at 12pm. So all you Gorillaz fans make sure you lock in.
Xfm broadcasts on 104.9 FM in London, on 97.7 FM in Manchester and across the UK on digital radio, digital TV and online at xfm.co.uk
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
'Freak', the first single off of Estelle's forthcoming album, sounds like it is definitely going to be a club banger!! Can't wait to see the full video. From the looks of it it's going to be great!
Check back here on Friday for the full video!
Check out Rihanna's AOL sessions footage, where she performs an acoustic set of some of her biggest hits such as 'Take A Bow', 'Russian Roulette' and her new single, 'Rude Boy' to name a few.
Click after the jump to watch her Q&A session with AOL
Akon has left Capital FM after only hosting one show. He was meant to present a weekly two hour slot on the radio station every Saturday evening.
A spokeman for Global Radio said:
"Due to Akon's commitments, including working on a brand new album, we won't be broadcasting a regular show on 95.8 Capital FM for the time being."
However, it was said he could appear on the station in the future.
Source: Digital Spy
Monica is back with a music video for her brand new single 'Everything To Me'. The music video seems to be inspired by the movie, 'Obsessed', which stars Idris Elba and Beyonce. This is a good video and the storyline is great...we like the twist!
The video has been dedicated to Alexander McQueen.
'Everything To Me' will be on Monica's new album, 'Still Standing', which will be released on March 23rd.
This time the talented singer, Cherri V has recorded her own version of Tinie Tempah's radio hit 'Pass Out'. Cherri's version is called 'Stiletto Refix'.
What do you think of Cherri's efforts?
Tuesday, 23 February 2010
Cheryl Cole's publicist has just announced that she will indeed separate from husband of three years, Ashley Cole, after the Chelsea footballer sent naked images of himself to a glamour model, and after several other women have come out and claimed to have had some kind of contact with Ashley whilst the pair have been together.
Cheryl's publicist has said:
"Cheryl Cole is separating from her husband Ashley Cole. Cheryl asks the media to respect her privacy during this difficult time."
This isn't the first time Ashley Cole has played away - in 2008 he cheated on the 'nations sweetheart' with hairdressers Aimee Walton, after getting drunk on a night out with the boys. It seems like Ashley never did learn from that backlash - it actually seems like none of these footballers learn from their adultery!
Well Cheryl, Ashley has made a fool out of you for a while now - but what we all want to know is, will you practice what you preach and fight for you love?
Monday, 22 February 2010
It's been reported that the 29 year old sneaked women into his hotel room on away games.
Chelsea are taking the matter very seriously as Cole has been accused of lying to officials to cover his back.
Board officials are not happy with with the left back and it's believed that the England international will be called in to face the music this week with Chelsea chief exec Ron Gourlay.
Following the reveleations in which it was revealed that captain John Terry had slept with a team-mates ex wife, the Chelsea players were reminded of their responsibilites to protect the club's image.
A week later headlines surface of Cole's lates misdemeanour. EPIC FAIL.
William Hill are already paying out to punters that put wagers on Cheryl & Ashley splitting this year and its been reported that Cheryl Cole dumped Ashley in a text from LA saying "Move out, its over".
Not looking good for Ashley, tut tut.
Source : The Times
Sunday, 21 February 2010
Saturday, 20 February 2010
Friday, 19 February 2010
New Orleans' rapper, Jay Electronica graced the stage of Camden's Jazz Cafe last night, for what was his second show in the UK and judging by the crowds warm and much anticipated welcome, it won't be his last. Without a hint of nerves, the Jazz Cafe first timer, took to the Londoners like a duck to water, much to the approval of the already, hyped attendees.
Usher's teen sensation signing, Justin Bieber, has released his latest single, 'Baby', featuring rapper Ludacris. Drake even makes a cameo appearance in the music video to support his fellow Canadian.
Here's the official music video for Timbaland's latest single, 'Carry Out', featuring Justin Timberlake. Another good collaboration between JT and Timbaland.
Thursday, 18 February 2010
The party for Jay-Z at Merah has now sparked a race row after it is alleged that 'no whites' were allowed to party with the rapper.
Taken from The Metro.....
American rapper Shyne, who was recently freed from prison after eight years, has signed a seven-figure deal with Def Jam Recordings.
Shyne was jailed over the nightclub shooting that allegedly involved Diddy and then girlfriend, Jennifer Lopez.
MTV reports that Shyne was recently denied entry in the UK on February 10th after not having the correct documentation on him. He was coming here to record new material for his forthcoming album.
Wednesday, 17 February 2010
Rapper/Actor Bashy is back with his first release for 2010, 'When The Sky Falls' featuring new Sony/Columbia signing, Loick Essien, who also featured on Bashy's inspirational song, 'Black Boys'.
Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Monday, 15 February 2010
Nokia are launching a new phone soon, called the X6. To coincide with the launch Paloma Faith, Jameela Jamil and Matt Horne have been enlisted to help find Nokia's first entertainment reporter.
The reporters will get to report from top VIP events from all over the world such as the X6 launch party in London, a VIP party in LA during Oscars week, a Belvedere party in Cannes during Cannes film festival, Rihanna's show at O2, plus many other events.
This is such a great opportunity that we wanted to share it with you all. To enter all you have to do is submit a 60 second clip of yourself in reporting mode, showing why you should be chosen to be Nokia's first entertainment reporter.
To enter click here
The 40-year-old who performed at the show two years ago, will headline the Sunday show on July 4th.
It was also announced that Jay-Z will play Manchester's MEN Arena on June 7th and the LG Arena in Birmingham on June 9th. Tickets for the two arena shows go on sale February 19th.
The lovely Jack The Lad Swing boys performed a set for about an hour and a half, performing tracks such as 'Umbrella', 'Beat Again' and 'One Shot', to name a few. The boys also performed a medley of some classic Michael Jackson tracks which was great. As it was Aston's birthday, the rest of the group and the 3000 plus people inside the venue wished Aston a happy birthday, which had the fans in a frenzy! Ear plugs were seriously needed!
Sunday, 14 February 2010
Saturday, 13 February 2010
5. Al Green- Let's Stay Together (The relaxer...)
4. Eric Roberson- Dealing (The maybe we should...)
3. Day 26- Babymaker (The not to be taken literally one...)
2. Trey Songz- We Should Be (The mood setter...)
1. Omarion- Wet (The deal closer...)
If you can't be good be safe people!
Over 80 artists and performers such as P!nk, Jamie Foxx, Usher, Justin Beiber, Swizz Beatz, LL Cool J, Celine Dion, Mary J Blige, Toni Braxton, came together to re-record the classic track 'We Are The World', which has been produced by Lionel Ritchie and Quincy Jones to benefit the Haitian earthquake relief efforts and the rebuilding of Haiti. Some of Michael Jackson's original audio to the original track has also been included into the new version of the song.
Leona Lewis has released the video for her new single 'I Got You' which is taken from her latest album, 'Echo'. From the look of the video, it has been released just in time for Valentine's Day, for all the couples that may break up over the next week, and for all the couples that want to reiterate that they're there for one another, always.
'I Got You' is released February 22nd.
Nokio, Jazz, newest member Tao and frontman Sisqo have reformed as Dru Hill after eight year. Dru Hill are back under a new record label, Kedar Entertainment/Dragon Music Group, with their new single, 'Love MD', which is the first track to be taken off of their forthcoming album, 'InDRUpendance Day', which will be released April 13th 2010.
The guys also have a reality TV show in the mix also called Sweat's Platinum House, which is produced by label mate, Keith Sweat. Both Sisqo and Nokio also have solo projects coming out too.
Sisqo's stint in the Celebrity Big Brother in the UK will now provide international visibility for Dru Hill and himself....which is a good thing I guess.
Friday, 12 February 2010
He is the producers producer.
Thanks to pinboard Blog for the Common Tribute.
Corinne Bailey Rae is back with her second single 'Paris Nights / New York Mornings', which is taken from her latest album, 'Sea'.
Thursday, 11 February 2010
Creative RnB rock-chick, Janelle Monae, has released her new single 'Tightrope' featuring OutKast rapper, Big Boi, whoch will be taken off of her debut LP, 'The ArchAndroid'.
'Tightrope' will be available to purchase tomorrow 12th February on janellemonae.com and then via all other digital outlets on February 23rd. 'The ArchAndroid' will be released May 18th. The LP features a star-studded featured cast includes the legendary Big Boi of OutKast, renowned poet Saul Williams, psychedelic dance-punk troupe Of Montreal, punk prophets Deep Cotton, and the Wondaland Arch Orchestra.
In other news Janelle Monae will be in the UK in March...so check back on Social Writers to find out where she'll be doing a set.
Fashion has lost one of it's brightest sparks in the form of British fashion designer Alexander McQueen who was found dead after committing suicide, aged 40.
His death comes days after his mother Joyce died on Sunday and also before the start of London's Fashion Week. McQueen was due to unveil his new collection at Paris Fashion Week in March.
A source at McQueen’s office this afternoon confirmed his death, saying: "It is a tragic loss. We are not making a comment at this time out of respect for the McQueen family."
McQueen was discovered by Isabella Blow, who was the fashion director at Tatler Magazine. He won the distinction of being named British designer of the year four times between 1996 and 2003. He was named head designer at Givenchy in 1996, succeeding John Galliano, before joining forces with Gucci, who bought 51 per cent of his company.
We at Social Writers send our condolences to McQueen's family and friends at this devastating time.
R.I.P Alexander McQueen (March 17th 1969- February 11th 2010)
Rihanna the Bajan princess is back with a video for her new single 'Rude Boy' taken off of the album, 'Rated R'. 'Rude Boy' is a very colourful video which shows off Rihanna's Caribbean heritage. It's nice to see RiRi doing something different in her videos, as of lately all of her videos have been very 'dark'. She is definitely channeling her inner Dancehall Queen in this video!
Wednesday, 10 February 2010
I've seen buzz online about a new American programme called 'How To Make It In America'.
Why are so many people talking about 'How To Make It In America'? Well, firstly it's being dubbed as the new 'Entourage', (probably because it's created by the same producers), and secondly rapper Kid Cudi aka Scott Mescudi is also featured in the show, even though the rapper doesn't appear a lot in the programme.
Cudi has released a mixtape also entitled 'How To Make It In America' to coincide with his appearance in the programme. The mixtape also features Jadakiss Lupe Fiasco and Sheek Louch amongst others. You can download it here
It'll be a while before 'How To Make It In America' is picked up by one of our Sky/TV channels over here in the UK, so I guess we'll just have to wait a while, well at least till we can watch it on TV Shack.
After teaming up with Kelly Rowland, Estelle and Akon, David Guetta has teamed up with rapper Kid Cudi, for the track, 'Memories'.
Another good club track - will it be a chart success?
Tuesday, 9 February 2010
Former Bad Boy and Capitol recording artist, Faith Evans, is set to release a brand new album, which is still to receive a title, and will also star in her own reality TV show called It's All About Faith.
Faith has teamed up with production companies E1 Television and E1 Music to release her sixth studio album and her reality TV show. The TV show will document Faith juggling her career and her role as a mother to her four kids and a wife to her husband/manager, Todd Russaw. Her new album will feature production from Jazzy Pha and David Banner and will be released from Faith's own Prolific Music Group along with E1 Music.
Talking on her comeback for 2010, Faith said:
"2010 is shaping up to be an amazing year for me to be in a place where I have grown from an entertainer to an entrepreneur is truly a blessing. I am excited to share this incredible experience with my fans and the world."
Dr Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson's personal doctor, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, after an investigation which lasted for eight months. Murray pleaded not guilty to the charges which will now spark a closely watched celebrity trial.
If found guilty, Dr Murray, can serve up to four years in prison. This is because involuntary manslaughter carries the shortest sentence of any homicide charge in California.
Wale is back with a new video for 'Pretty Girls', featuring the currently incarcerated rapper, Gucci Mane. Pretty Girls is a great track, and it's nice to see women of all shapes and sizes in the video.
Monday, 8 February 2010
According to the Guardian, Akon will present a weekly show, every Saturday between 7pm and 9pm GMT. The RnB singers first show will be this Saturday.
Now why would Capital FM choose Akon??
The official music video for Simon Cowell's charity single, of the classic R.E.M track, 'Everybody Hurts', premiered last night during the American Super Bowl. The song which has been released to raise money for Haiti, features artists such as JLS, Take That, Alexandra Burke, Leona Lewis and Mariah Carey, to name a few.
'Everybody Hurts' is out now!
Wiley's new track 'Never Be Your Woman' features the talented singer Emeli Sande, who you sang on Chipmunk's 'Diamond Rings'. Once again we have a Wiley video, with no Wiley - nothing new there.
'Never Be Your Woman' is out February 28th.
Spotted at PinboardBlog
Sunday, 7 February 2010
'They're telling me I sold out, that reminds me, I killed it, I sold out, albums sold out, tours, star in the hood clothing, I sold like thousands'
Friday, 5 February 2010
After releasing 22 chapters of his 'Trapped In The Closet' RnB-opera series, R Kelly has said he will be releasing more chapters in the near future.
He released the news via a video on Twitter saying:
Source: MTV UK