If safe to say Ke$ha suffered from the dreaded sophomore slump. Albeit not a complete trainwreck, but a slump nonetheless. Warrior only moved 350,000 copies domestically, while her debut Animal sold over 1,400,000 units. To boot, all her singles prior to Warrior all became Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 hits. On her most recent effort, only “Die Young” cracked the Top 10.
Not sure if this unreleased track would’ve changed Warrior‘s fortunes, but I’m sure Ke$ha’s hardcore fans will eat it up. “Meet Me In Space” is produced by Nathan Chapman, who’s mostly known for his work in country music. Since the following audio seems like a rough demo, it’s not really fair to completely judge it. With that being said, it’s not bad, but I can see why the 26-year-old singer nixed it. Give it a listen below and see if it was a sound move to not include it on Warrior.
Trash Pop pioneer, Ke$ha, released her second full-length album, Warrior, today. Either this girl hasn’t been showing us her full abilities on previous releases or she has been saving it for the ever so important sophomore album because she just KILLS IT here. Whether you love her or hate her, this once thought one trick pony has had staying power, and doesn’t seem to show signs of stopping.
Like any true warrior, this album adapts itself multiple times, changing form, jumping high, ducking down, taking it slow, and aggressively attacking. Because of this, it’s impossible to classify this album under one genre other than the large pop umbrella. Ke$ha uses her talent for songwriting (she was an accomplished songwriter before her solo album), to explore a myriad of influences resulting in a pop music masterpiece. Who knew this late entry could be a serious contender for pop album of the year?
It’s hard to believe that it has almost been 2 years since Ke$ha officially released some new music. Finally, the wait is over and her new album, Warrior will hit shelves on December 4. In an official press release, Ke$ha said, “I am so excited to finally share WARRIOR with all of my amazing ANIMALS. I’ve been working for a year on this new record and have collaborated with some of my idols. This process has been long and intense and I couldn’t be more stoked to share this music. I hope with WARRIOR my fans get to know me in a much more raw and vulnerable way.”
Ke$ha’s new album will feature collaborations with her usual hit making partner-in-crime, Dr. Luke, along with Benny Blanco, Sia, The Flaming Lips and hit song writer, Bonnie McKee. The other day, Patrick gave us a video tease of her new song Die Young which Ke$ha sang a cappella in a Tokyo subway station. The single will be officially released this coming Tuesday and I personally cannot wait to jam out to some Ke$ha again. Check out the track list for the new album after the jump.
Okay last minute Christmas shoppers. May this be a lesson to you. Don’t leave it until the last minute. Trust me. It’ll cause less stress on your body. However, if you still need a few last minute ideas or stocking stuffers, look no further than this list of new releases hitting shelves today. There is a movie or concert DVD here for at least a few people on your list, especially if you have any young ones to buy for.
This week’s featured release is sure to please any Glee fan out there. It’s the release of the Glee: The Concert. The limited theatrical engagement literally bombed in theaters but is sure to do well on the DVD front. This DVD or blu-ray literally gives you a front seat into the show as well as a backstage pass into behind-the-scenes footage, unseen performances and more.
And, for those of you who are way in the tech game this year, you can pick up the 3D version of the blu-ray to enjoy on your 3D TVs. That way, you can experience the film the way it was intended in theaters. A must have for all the Gleeks in your life. Check out more new releases below.
After three consecutive weeks sitting on top, “The Help” finally let go of its grip on the box office. Still, the film managed to earn a few accolades during its reign. The film stayed at No. 1 for 25 days in a row which was the longest uninterrupted streak since “The Sixth Sense” achieved 35 straight days. The Emma Stone starrer also became the first film of 2011 to top the box office three straight weeks and the last since “Inception”. Not too shabby for the little film that could. With already $130 million raked in, I’m sure the studio which spent only $25 million to produce the film is laughing all the way to the bank.
Supplanting “The Help” at the box office was Steven Soderbergh’s thriller “Contagion“. The film starring Kate Winslet, Gwyneth Paltrow and Matt Damon took in a respectable $23 million in a relatively slow weekend. The other two offerings this week didn’t far as well as “Contagion”.
“Warrior” starring Tom Hardy stalled at third place with a $5.6 million take. As low as that number is, it was lightyears ahead of “Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star“. The Adam Sandler-produced film didn’t even crack the Top 10 and earned a disappointing $1.5 million which is roughly $10,000 per screen. Ouch. Overall, this weekend’s box office was down 20 percent from last year when “Resident Evil: Afterlife” earned top honors. Check out this week’s Top 10 results below.
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Hollywood hottie Tom Hardy was in Paris, France today promoting his new film, “Warrior” at the Bristol Hotel on Monday. The film is about an ex-Marine who goes home for the first time in over a ten years to to have his father help him train for a martial arts tournament.
More recently, the 33 year old has bulked up for his role in The Dark Knight Rises where he’ll be playing Bane. The film will star Anne Hathaway as Catwoman/Selena Kyle and Christian Bale as Batman/Bruce Wayne, among the other A-list actors in the film.
Several months ago, Hardy talked about his concern with having to gain all the weight needed for the role in such a short period of time:
“I’ve got to get up to about 189lbs or 196lbs. I’m 168lbs-and-a-bit now and we start shooting in May so I’ve got only three months to bulk up, it’s a lot of fat and trickery.”
Well, he DEFINITELY succeeeded in gaining weight. He also shaved his head. Check out his new Vin Diesel-look below and let me know what you think…
There is no doubt that Tom Hardy is on everyone’s wish list. His brooding look and hunk of a body is sure to make him the prime spot as any leading man. With that said, I am more than looking forward to see Hardy play Tom Conlon.
In a story and screenplay by Gavin O’Connor, Cliff Dorfman and Anthony Tambakis, Warrior tells the story of the youngest son (Tom Hardy) of an alcoholic former boxer (Nick Nolte) returning home, where he’s trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament – a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his older brother (Joel Edgerton).
The trailer looks a little Fighter-esque but I do really want to check this out. Even though the concept isn’t the freshest, I think the acting line up should speak for itself showing that it may be a contender blockbuster this coming fall. Not to mention, Joel and Tom look pretty good shirtless with just their shorts on… am I right?