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Beyonce’s Grown Woman Video Surfaces

In: Donovan, Music

Grown Woman” first surfaced in Beyonce’s Pepsi commercial back in April. Eight months later, a snippet for the amazing cut has finally surfaced. Whether the footage was part of a scrapped music video or simply unused background visuals meant for her Mrs. Carter World Tour, only B actually knows. The uptempo gem definitely deserved better than the treatment it received.

I probably shouldn’t hold my breath for an official release of the single. During her recent gig in my hood, Bey never performed “Grown Woman” nor “Standing In The Sun.” #hugeletdown. Oh well, at least there’s this.

On a side note, Beyonce should really consider ditching her blond tresses for awhile. She looks stunning in dark straight hair. Check out the clip below which features cameos from Mama Knowles and Kelly Rowland. Poor Michelle Williams. Not invited to the party once again.

watch the clip after the jump

R. Kelly Streams His Black Panties

In: Donovan, Music

Thanks to his wicked Lady Gaga collaboration, “Do What U Want,” R. Kelly is back on the charts again. Hoping to further solidify his comeback, the 46-year-old singer is releasing his 12th studio album. His first with RCA Records. Word on the street says it’s vintage R. Kelly at his best. I have to agree. His duet with Kelly Rowland is giving me R&B life.

“Black Panties is going to be something like the 12 Play. If anybody out there knows about 12 Play then you know about Black Panties because basically it’s 12 Play upgraded, like an Apple phone that’s got new apps on it.” – R. Kelly

Controversy has surrounded the singer like a guardian angel throughout his career. He’s already received criticism for his album’s artwork featuring a woman as a human cello. Some say it’s misogynistic? Would you expect anything less from the man who once sang about being reminded of his woman by waxing and riding his jeep. His latest effort includes a track titled “Marry The Pussy.” Oh, R. Kelly, never change. Check out his new album, Black Panties, below.

listen to the album after the jump


This Sunday, Pitbull hosts the 41st American Music Awards. The following day he’s releasing Global Warming: Meltdown. It’s a reissue of his last album and will include all the tracks featured on 2012′s Global Warming along with five brand new tracks. One of which is “Timber“- a collaboration with Ke$ha that peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100.

His other new tracks showcase artists Mayer Hawthorne, Mohombi and INNA. Let’s face it though, the one everyone is looking forward to is by the former Destiny’s Child member. The sensational Kelly Rowland teams up Mr. Miami for a sexy duet that is primed to be a club banger this holiday season.

While I love R&B Kelly, it’s fantastic to have her vocals return to a throbbing dance beat. Like most of Pitbull’s dance-pop concoctions, “That High” features a killer hook. This one is even more addicting since Rowland delivers it. Check it out below.

listen to the track and the entire album after the jump

The first two teaser promos released by FOX featured Simon Cowell and his angels during the auditions getting sassy with each other and contestants. The latest X Factor Season 3 clip is all about the new lineup having fun and to warn us to expect the unexpected. What is this? Big Brother? Julie Chen, someone’s stealing your Chenbot lines ;) What next, Mario Lopez saying “but first” during the live telecasts?

The new promo shows Paulina Rubio, Kelly Rowland and Demi Lovato getting their groove on to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ epic “Can’t Hold Us.” It also includes returning host Mario Lopez and the big boss Cowell mugging for the camera. At the end, all five of them come together and serve their fiercest model pose. Check it out below.

watch the new promo after the jump

Who knew singing about domestic violence and envy could be so glamorous? I suppose after making it through the rain, all Kelly Rowland wants to do is celebrate. Months after the 32-year-old’s track about past relationships and jealousy regarding Beyonce’s post-DC success first surfaced, the video for “Dirty Laundry” has FINALLY arrived.

I don’t know why it took so long for Kelly to drop the video for arguably her most controversial and buzzed about song off her fourth studio album. Perhaps had a visual dropped sooner, Talk A Good Game might’ve notched better first week sales. Whatever the reason, the Sarah McColgan-directed clip is here. Definitely check it out below and watch Rowland emote.

watch the music video after the jump

FOX Premieres First X Factor Season 3 Promos

In: Donovan, TV Shows

Let the official marketing push begin. During last night’s 2013 MLB All-Star Game, FOX debuted the first two promo vids for the third season of The X Factor. This maybe jumping the gun a bit, but it looks like Simon Cowell finally got it right with regards to the judging panel. It’s about friggin’ time. The chemistry between Cowell and his angels- Paulina Rubio, Kelly Rowland and Demi Lovato- looks electrifying and genuine. I have to admit, I’m really looking forward to a female-dominated panel.

With that being said, Season 2 promos teased and promoted a very animated Britney Spears and we all know how that turned out. All we got were a bunch of one-word responses and awkward facial reactions. Seems that Simon is still bitter about his decision to bring her on board last season. The British judge serves a little shade to the “Toxic” singer in one of the promos. Check them both out below. The X Factor’s two-night premiere is Sept. 11 and 12 on FOX.

watch the promos after the jump

Loved this track before, but after watching the music video for “Without Me,” I’m officially obsessed. The Gomillion & Leupold-directed clip harkens back to R&B music videos from yesteryear but modernized with its sensual lighting, awesome usage of neon lights and just overall vibe. All three ladies have never looked better, especially Fantasia. The American Idol Season 3 winner shows off a slinkier and sexier side not previously seen. Work it girl.

“The directors have captured Fantasia and myself in a video style that we’ve never done before. Even the grittiness of the song is reflected in the video.” – Kelly Rowland

I’m ecstatic Tasia’s collaboration with Kelly Rowland and Missy Elliott is finally getting an official release. The track is from Fanny’s fourth studio album, Side Effects of You. It’s doing decently well on urban radio stations, but with a brand new visual, the slinky break-up anthem should do even better now. Check out the clip below which features Fantasia posing her little heart out while executing simple choreography, Missy sporting a mohawk and Kelly just being Kelly- commanding the screen whenever she appears.

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Kelly Rowland Teases Dirty Laundry Music Video

In: Donovan, Music

Poor Kelly Rowland. Despite great reviews, tons of promotion, and disclosing personal details, Talk A Good Game is only projected to move around 60-70K in its first week of release. Must be getting colder by the minute standing in Bey’s shadow. Girl needs a down-filled parka stat.

Love Kelly, but she missed the mark by not releasing a music video for “Dirty Laundry” sooner. All the leaked tracks and live performances were great, but a visual to go along with her much buzzed about track about past relationship abuse and jealousy about Beyonce’s success would’ve done wonders to build more anticipation for her album.

Perhaps she couldn’t think of a solid concept for the clip and that’s what delayed the premiere. Check out a short 30-second teaser below which seems to channel those melodramatic R&B clips from yesteryear. Rowland shows off her acting chops while getting doused with red wine.

watch the teaser after the jump

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