How can you tell RuPaul’s Drag Race is starting up today? New releases from former and current contestants!
The Drag trio of Willam, Detox and Vicky Vox have released the follow up to their MASSIVE hit Chow Down (at Chick-fil-a), a hilarious parody of Alicia Keys’ “Girl On Fire” song called, “Boy Is A Bottom“. I have to tell you these three have it. They are all funny, don’t take themselves too seriously, and can all pretty much sing. I have to give major props to Vicky on this one, in the “Chow Down” video we didn’t get to see much of her and she pretty much steals the video in this one.
And don’t forgot to watch Drag Race tonight on Logo (in the US) and OUTtv (in Canada) at 9pm, then tomorrow check back for my full review where I cut these bitches down! Enjoy the video below!
P!nk is currently across the pond on a promotional tour. This past weekend, the 33-year-old singer performed on the results show of the UK edition of The X Factor. Naturally, her next stop was over to BBC Radio 1 to perform a set for their Live Lounge series. If you’re a fan of the British radio show, you know that visiting artists are required to perform two songs– one of theirs acoustically and a cover of a track by one of their compatriots.
P!nk chose to cover Alicia Keys’ “Girl On Fire.” Great choice. Before checking out the audio, I had high expectations from P!nk. After all, she did start her career singing R&B and the woman has a phenomenal voice. The “Try” singer can sing on pitch even hanging from the rafters upside down or performing contemporary dance with Colt Prattes. For me, I’d be just out of breath standing within a foot of the studly Broadway actor.
Before you listen to her cover, I quickly wanted to congratulate Alicia Keys for scoring her fifth No. 1 album. Girl on Fire moved 159,000 copies, representing her lowest debut ever, but it was still enough to land the pole position. Last week’s champion Rihanna dropped to No. 6 in her second week with 72,000 units. Once again, Taylor Swift landed in the runner-up slot with 137,000 copies of Red.
Alicia Keys is definitely a girl on fire. This singer/songwriter hasn’t slowed down one bit since catching her rocket to fame and even having a baby won’t stop this mama. Her newest single, Girl On Fire is an anthem for the hard working woman out there and Alicia’s powerhouse vocals really send the song home. This past Friday, Alicia debuted the track’s stunning music video directed by Sophie Muller.
The clip showcases Keys working hard as a single mother. She struggles to keep her house clean and children entertained while being a caregiver for her mother. It doesn’t help that her deadbeat boyfriend doesn’t seem to want to help lift a finger. Thankfully, Alicia has some superpowers locked inside of her to help with some of the chores. The video isn’t anything extraordinary but it definitely helps bring the song’s message forward. The clip doesn’t feature Nicki Minaj who raps on the Inferno Remix of the track. Hopefully, we’ll see an alternate music video for that version soon.
In other exciting Alicia Keys news, the track list for her album of the same name has dropped. November 27 is when the album hits shelve. I can’t wait to give it a listen. Check out her new video and album track list below and share your thoughts.
After taking some time off to have a baby, Alicia Keys is back and better than ever. After hearing snippets a few days ago of her first single from her upcoming fifth studio album, Girl on Fire, we now have the full-length version. Also hitting the internet are a couple of remixes, one of which features Nicki Minaj. The 31-year-old singer will perform her new song live at this week’s 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. Expect to see Keys everywhere in the coming weeks as she promotes her album’s release on November 27, 2012. Stocking stuffers, anyone?
“So being a new mom, a new wife, being a woman who’s really trying to find herself, take control of my life, my business, my world, I think that there comes a certain point in life where you realize that you know you can really choose the life that you want, and so it’s really about that journey and kind of finding that bravery, finding that inner-strength to trust yourself, believe in yourself and know that you really have all the tools,” – Alicia Keys on taking her fans on a journey with new album.
Was it worth the wait? Without a doubt, “YES”. It’s everything you’d expect and love from Keys. She’s definitely a “Girl On Fire“. It reminds me a bit of “Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart“, but with a harder beat. I especially love the two verses from Minaj. IMHO, it’s the best lyrical rhymes from the “Superbass” rapper since her first album, Pink Friday. As always, Alicia’s superb vocals shine, especially in the acapella version. Check out a few versions of “Girl On Fire” below.