Last night, the Billboard Music Awards had Vegas all shook up at the MGM Grand with performances by the chart toppers of the last year. No doubt about it, Vegas knows how to party and who better to host a party in Vegas than Hangover 2 star Ken Jeong. He introduced himself with a great little musical cabaret number featuring Nicki Minaj and the lead singer of Train. Truly entertaining and the lyrics were hilarious.
The night was littered with performances very heavy on the pop/dance genre. We were treated to a little S&M from Rihanna who was then joined by Britney to round off the performance. Side note: Britney’s bod is looking real good. Cee-Lo’s performance was outstanding while Ke$ha brought the party as per usual with a herd of men dressed as red horses. Nicki Minaj returned to the stage to perform her new single Superbass and was joined by Ms. Spears who
sang lip synced Till The World Ends.
The performance of the night for me definitely goes to the epic multimedia performance from Beyoncé who was the recipient of the Millennium Award. Prior to her performance she was honored in a video montage from Barbara Streisand, Lady Gaga, Michelle Obama and more. After building her nation on a giant white screen behind her, she was joined by an army of women who followed their leader with military dance move precision. By the way, did anyone else catch Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez’s little smooch?
Matthew Morrison has been impressing us with his covers on the hit show Glee but is now finally ready to show us what he’s made of with his own music with his debut album. His first single Summer Rain debuted on Ryan Seacrest’s morning radio show and I have to admit, I was hooked to the sound. The adult a/c music was the a welcome change to his poor rapping skills and awkward sexy pop songs with the Glee club.
The album features some heavy hitting cameos including Elton John. The writing collaborators were also pretty awesome including Steve Kipner, JC Chasez and Eg White. Matthew shared that when he went into the project, he wanted to come at it with a Michael Buble meets Justin Timberlake kind of feel. I can’t wait to find out if he hit his mark.
The second single he released, Still Got Tonight shows off Matthew’s great ability to tell a story through song and the guitar keeps the track pumping along with a great powerful chorus that would be a welcome addition to any TV or movie soundtrack to come. Definitely worth the purchase.
This past Sunday in Manchester, England, Willow Smith and fans were in for a surprise when Justin Bieber played a prank on his tour mate, Willow Smith. Not only do Justin Bieber and I share the same birthday, but we apparently both love to pull pranks on people too.
Bieber got his manager Scooter Braun and swagger coach Ryan Good to get all done up in some “Whip My Hair” extensions and ambush Willow on stage. She looks confused at first, but then has fun with it and asks the audience to give it up for her “backup dancers”. Bieber then comes on stage and whips his newly cut hair a bit before running backstage.
After their set, Willow Smith and her girls debrief about the prank backstage, where Willow vows to get revenge, saying, “They got me, but it’s not over. Revenge is sweet, and it’s served on a cold dish.” Watch the kids and their shenanigans below.
When Justin Bieber’s new haircut was first revealed, many people were wondering who the guy in the picture with him was. Well, it was none other than Rascal Flatt’s member Jay DeMarcus. But when the two become BFF’s? No, its not like that. Justin and the country group were filming the video for their collaboration track That Should Be Me. The song appears on Justin’s Never Say Never: Remix album.
In the video, the Rascal Flatts and Justin Bieber meet up to jam out to the track. Afterwards, the posse heads to the sound stage to proceed to film the video. I absolutely love the song. Back in the day, I was a pretty big fan of the Rascal Flatts and their album Melt. This song brings me back to those good old days. I think the song also shows some Justin Bieber maturity and growth in his music once again.
Disney Star singer slash Justin Bieber‘s girlfriend, Selena Gomez just released the video for her latest single “Who Says” this weekend. The video was directed by Chris Applebaum and features Gomez walking around town, surrounded by signs that incorporate the lyrics of the song as well as fit with the theme. Towards the end of the video, she wipes her makeup off and goes “Naturally”, because “who says” you’re not perfect without it. The video wraps up with a little beach party performance where she celebrates being her.
Inspirational songs seems to be the trend when you consider Katy Perry’s “Firework“, Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way“, and Britney Spears “Hold It Against Me“. Haha, that last one was obviously a joke. Hopefully this uplifting song will bring some peace into Gomez’s life. Dating Justin Bieber isn’t so easy for her when you consider the fact that she gets death threats from his fans. A source told Star Magazine, “Selena’s terrified. She’s only young and when she sees things written about her, she understandably freaks out. Justin tries to reassure her, but what can he do?”
Alleged girlfriend to Mr. Bieber, Selena Gomez and her band The Scene have released their first single off a new album that is in the works for release this summer. After jamming out to her previous more dance-like tracks the last couple of years with Naturally, Year Without Rain and Round and Round, this new style of song for Who Says is welcome change.
For me, this song lets me know that Selena is growing up, becoming a women and slowing departing from her Disney channel adolescence. It has this nice Adult A/C, easy listen feel and I can definitely see it popping into a movie trailer or soundtrack somewhere this summer. The lyrics of the chorus are great too.
I’m no beauty queen… I’m just beautiful me…
Who says you’re not perfect? Who says you’re not worth it? Who says you’re the only one that’s hurting?
Trust me, that’s the price of beauty. Who says you’re not pretty? Who says you’re not beautiful? Who says.
As they had previously announced, Chris Brown and Justin Bieber have collaborated on a new track called “Next 2 You” and it’s just been released! The song, produced by The Messengers, will be included on Chris Brown’s “F.A.M.E.” album which comes out on March 22nd. The song is really good!! Here are the lyrics to the chorus:
“And baby, everything that I have is yours, you will never go cold or hungry/ I’ll be there when you’re insecure, let you know that you’re always lovely/ Girl, cos you are the only thing that I got right now/ One day when the sky is falling, I’ll be standing right next to you, right next to you/ Nothing will ever come between us, I’ll be standing right next to you, right next to you.”
Collaborating with Justin Bieber was a SMART idea on Chris Brown’s part as it will definitely help his image after the whole Rihanna ordeal.
It’s amazing how a silly hilarious stunt can help a fledgling talk show get some much needed press. When James Earl Jones booked an appearance on “The Gayle King Show“, he probably had no idea what he signed for. At the tail end of his interview, Gayle politely asked the voice of Darth Vader if he could recite a stanza from Justin Bieber’s hit “Baby“. Even before he started reciting Bieber’s words, I started to smile in anticipation of what was coming. Watch it below and see what you think.
As an special added bonus, I also embedded a video of William Shatner on The Conan O’Brien Show. The former Captain Kirk, also did a dramatic reading of his own. He delivered a uber dramatic, complete with hand motions, performance of Rihanna’s “Umbrella”. His short showing here is way funnier than the crap he’s forced to spit out on CBS’ “$#*! My Dad Says”. Check them both out below, and cast your vote on which was better.