Straight men better watch out. Mary J. Blige and Beyonce are out to teach you how to treat and love the ladies right. The two team up on “Love A Woman“, a sorta how-to-guide on how to take a relationship to the next level. You know the one that involves poking, and not in the Facebook kinda way. The instructional slow jam is from Blige’s upcoming album “My Life II: The Journey Continues (Act I)“. Man, that’s a mouthful.
The album is Mary’s tenth studio album and serves as a sequel to her multi-platinum sophomore album, “My Life” released in 1994. Judging by the tracks I’ve heard so far, it’s a worthy successor to that much-cherished album. Personally, I love, love, love that CD. “I’m Goin’ Down” was epic. “My Life II: The Journey Continues (Act I)” hits stores on November 21, the same day as Rihanna’s “Talk That Talk“.
“Love A Woman” was written and produced by Sean Garrett who’s worked with Usher, Kelly Rowland, Ciara, Rihanna, Britney Spears to name a few. Garrett, once again, works his magic and churns out a sultry ballad where Mary and Beyonce’s vocals shine. With electro-pop dance tracks dominating charts and radio these days, it’s nice to hear a soulful heartfelt jam. It totally reminds me of those classic old school jams from back in the day. The instant I heard it, I became obsessed. That being said, I’m curious to know what a dance remix will sound like. Can you blame me? No one ever slow dances at the club and Papa likes to dance so I need a remix. Check out the track below.
One thing is certain, Glee has been struggling in the ratings department this season. And not just by a little, by a lot. The show has declined in ratings every single episode this season. Even with this week’s awesome mash ups, the show still couldn’t regain the viewers it has been losing week after week. However, the collision of Adele songs has brought Glee back on top of the music charts. So with the few big numbers planned ahead, will this give Glee the ratings shake up it needs?
It’s questionable really. Despite the fact that FOX has been leaking the songs early to try and get viewers excited about them doesn’t seem to be working at all. In fact, the hype surrounding the Adele mash-up was so large but the episode pulled in it’s lowest ratings for the season. So what gives? I’m still tuning in week after week. Despite the fact that they are throwing story lines at me left right and center, I still want to tune to see how it will all play out. So, what does Glee have in store musically? Check it out below.
Ever wonder what Britney Spears, Beyonce and Lady Gaga do on their downtime? Wonder no more. Apparently they like to break into cars, litter, flash people, start street fights and roll around in shopping carts. I had no idea these three were BFFs, let alone hoodlums. Judging by the clip, the trio love to cause a ruckus. Obviously, it’s not true. Hell, it’s not even the real Brit, Bey or Gaga but celebrity impersonators.
Typically, this genre of music isn’t something you’d find in abundance on my iTunes, but I’ve been known to dabble in it every now and then. The Kaiser Chiefs are a rock indie band from Leeds, England. They’ve been around since 1996, but it’s probably their new music video for “Kinda Girl You Are” that’ll catapult them into pop consciousness. The track is from their fourth studio album “The Future Is Medieval“.
The group came up with an extremely genius idea to feature these three pop stars in their video. Instead of portraying the divas as rivals, they decided to show them as besties. Whoever styled these impersonators did a bang up job of emulating the singers’ signature looks. At a quick glance (and from far away), these ladies could pass for the real thing. Check out the clip below.
While some people are doubting Beyonce is with child, she’s certainly giving birth to new music videos left, center and right. Seriously, the woman is popping them out of her vajayjay like there’s no tomorrow. Obviously knowing she was preggers, Mrs. Jay-Z decided to film a slew of music videos before her belly became prominent and release them at a later date. Just is the case with her newest clip, “Party“. Bey filmed the clip way back in August. So for those looking for a baby bump, you’re not going to find it. But what you will find are more plagiarism claims. I’ll get to that later.
As the title “Party” suggests, Beyonce is having a big ol’ gathering at her abode. Instead of going glamorous, Beyonce decided to keep it real and film it at the Oakdale Mobile Home Park in New Jersey. Being Queen B, it’s not your average backyard fiesta but one that’s slammin’ and features a couple of notable cameos. Knowles’ younger sister Solange and former bandmate Kelly Rowland join in on the fun. Beyonce rocks out multiple wardrobe changes consisting of bright-colored outfits. My personal favorite is the yellow faux fur coat she wears while mowing the lawn. Hey, if you’re going to cut grass, you might as well look fabulous.
Whoa. Does anyone else think that Beyoncé needs to take a time out? First, Bey releases her epic video for Countdown which sent us through the roof with excitement. Then, out of the blue, clips of her Love On Top video show up on the net and before we know it, she has it released. Now, only after a week and a bit of having that on replay, Team Knowles has decided to release her next single and video, Party.
Photos of Beyoncé on set for the video had surfaced a while back but we were unsure when the video would be released. I can understand that with a baby on the way, she’d want to get a few music videos filmed before heading into motherhood. But, I didn’t think that filming all together would lead to releasing them back-to-back. In an interesting twist, Beyoncé directed the video herself.
The video was shot in a trailer park in New Jersey and features cameos from Solange Knowles and Kelly Rowland. The video features a red muscle car and lots of dancers dressed in flashy fashions of color. A notable difference from the album version of the song is that J Cole is featured in the video version and will be in the video as well.
The video is set to be released on 106th & Park on BET this coming Tuesday, October 25. I personally didn’t like the song the first time I heard it but now, I think it’s growing on me a little bit. If the video is great, that’ll help too. Listen to the track and check out some behind-the-scenes photos from the set below.
It’s the time of year again to vote for your favorite artists, albums, TV shows and more. The categories for the 2012 People’s Choice Awards have landed and at no surprise to many, Katy Perry is leading the way with six nominations to her name. Lady Gaga and Beyoncé aren’t far behind but it doesn’t mean anything unless fans vote their favorites into the Top 5.
This year, the show has introduced a few new categories including Favorite Album of the Year and Favorite Tour Headliner. The show doesn’t air on CBS until January 11th, 2012 but you can already start casting your votes. Check out a few of the categories below and then head to the official site to vote now.
Poor fake pregnant Beyonce. The singer just can’t catch a break these days. From people doubting the validity of her pregnancy to plagiarism claims, the former Destiny’s Child frontwoman is embroiled in controversy left and right. Hopefully, her latest music video doesn’t add more fuel to the “Beyonce is a rip-off artist” fire. While it definitely takes inspiration from some old school R&B clips, Bey does enough to make it her own by adding modern touches and, of course, her signature hair-blowing fan. The second I saw the visual for “Love On Top“, I immediately got a New Edition vibe. In a statement by the singer, she confirmed my initial thoughts.
“I have worked very hard on this video, this song is special to me and I had an idea for the video based on some of my favorite male groups. I remember seeing videos from New Edition, The Jackson 5 and the Temptations, bands I love for their beautiful harmonies, and precise choreography and I always wanted to make a video and be part of a boy group myself. It was so much fun. I put my heart and soul into “Love On Top” and I hope you love it.”
I have to say, I really like the video. Perhaps, it’s due to it’s nostalgic flair or the solid choreography, but its’ definitely one of my favorites from her. There’s something to be said for less is more. It worked previously for her on the humongous hit, “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)“. I don’t think “Love On Top” will reach those heights, but the more I hear the song, the more I love it. Most likely, this will be another radio hit for the singer. Check out the new clip below.
Earlier this year, there was speculation that Beyonce might be pregnant. Beyonce put these rumors to rest in a live performance where she acknowledged her baby bump, then announced that she was indeed expecting. Shortly after, the rumors were just the opposite. People starting wondering if she wore a prosthetic bump at the MTV Awards to emphasize her pregnancy. Now, the rumors have picked up more momentum with a new related incident.
In an interview Sunday Night HD, Beyonce walks in and sits down with the interviewer. Here’s the thing. As she sits down, her baby bump completely folds. So the rumors that I’ve read now are that she’s not actually pregnant and that she and Jay-Z actually have a surrogate mother.
So Beyonce may or may not be pregnant and may or may not have a surrogate involved. But one things for sure, the video and screen shots of the interview do show the bump folding. What’s the point in misleading people with a fake bump? See for yourself below.