Rita Ora's debut album 'ORA' features the chart-topping single 'R.I.P.,' as well as 'How We Do (Party),' there's also the reggae-tinged 'Shine Your Light,' and the anthemic sounding 'Roc the Life.'
Lana Del Rey - 'Born To Die Paradise Edition' November, 2012
Born to Die received mixed reviews from contemporary critics, praising its distinctive sound, while criticizing songs' repetitiveness and the melodramatic production. Despite attracting polarization from music commentators, the album was generally a commercial success. It topped the charts in eleven countries including Australia, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. As of July 2012, Born to Die has sold over two million copies worldwide
Rihanna - 'Talk That Talk' November, 2012
Talk That Talk received generally favorable reviews from music critics. The album debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200, with first week sales of 198,000 copies in the United States. As of July 2012, the album has sold 964,087 copies in the United States.
Shakira has opened up about her new collaboration with Rihanna and says working with the “Diamonds” singer was “utopia”.
Shakira releases her new single “Can’t Remember To Forget You” next Monday (January 13) with Rihanna on guest vocals and says the pair got on incredibly well in the recording studio.
“Working with her was utopia,” Shakira reveals in the February issue of Glamour magazine. “She’s the sexiest woman on the planet. And at the end of the day, we’re both just basically Caribbean girls,” Shakira explained. “The chemistry was so good and so real. She taught me dance moves, she was a sweet teacher,” the ‘She Wolf’ singer added.
In today’s edition of “could have happened but probably didn’t” news, the London Sun says Beyoncé and Jay-Z coughed up big bucks to celebrate the arrival of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West‘s daughter, North West. They allegedly delivered $7,600 in baby booty to the new parents, a haul that included monogrammed Dior baby shoes and an engraved, three-piece Elsa Peretti Padova cup and silverware set from Tiffany & Co.
“Kanye is one of Jay-Z‘s closest friends, so he wanted to get the best gift,” explains a source, who, it appears, didn’t remind Jay that the couple reportedly asked for charitable donations instead. “They’ve had a girl themselves, so they know the right type of present.”
The last week or so has been a rough time for Miguel on social media. After being featured in every meme imaginable that poked fun at his Billboard Music Awards performance, when he accidentally stomped on some fans, he found himself in even more drama this weekend on Twitter.
It all started when a fan accused him of selling his soul and used his lyrics to “Use Me” to prove a point.
“The real know you’ve already sold your soul, you proved it in your prayer “Use Me” clearly wasn’t to God! Can’t fool us all. You even sent warning in “Dont look back” you did what you thought you had to, just know the rewards are only temporary! You might need to read the words to your own song, exactly who were you asking to “Sedate you? Give control? To curse you?” Nothing self righteous at all about what I said, the lyrics are crystal clear! Just pointing out the obvious. Deception is real! Soon we will all believe right is wrong and wrong is right!”
Miguel, who was more than likely fed up with everything that had transpired over the past week, and responded to the guy:
“Dont be an idiot, there is no “prayer” in use me. take that over zealous self-righteousness elsewhere. I’m proud of my heritage but honestly, black people are the most judgmental people in the world. Sh-ts sad man. We’ve been conditioned, pre-programmed to hate ourselves. that’s why I appreciate those who choose to think and act for themselves regardless of ethnicity or culture. the problem can not be fixed until the problem is recognized.
Not everyone is the same thank goodness. And obviously, I love all my fans. Of course EVERYONE is judgemental. I just PERSONALLY believe WE are the most critical of our own.”
Hip hop superstar Andre 3000‘s mother, Sharon Benjamin-Hodo, was found dead yesterday inside her Atlanta home. Ms Sharon was 62 years old and in good health. There are reports circulating that suggest foul play may have been involved. Police are actively looking into everything to determine the exact cause of death.
If the news isn’t bad enough. Yesterday was her son Andre’s 38th birthday. Ms Sharon was the founder and guiding force of The Starlight Camp for underprivileged children, which she ran out of the New Morning Light Missionary Baptist Church in Conley, GA — the church of her husband, Pastor Robert Hodo.
Who has the balls to smack Beyonce on the a**, other than her hubby Jay-Z?
While performing in Denmark this past weekend, Beyonce was too bootylicious in her blue cat suit and one fan just couldn’t handle it. After singing in front of the fan that she acknowledged as “Big Boy”, she began to walk away and he smacked her on her booty. Beyonce turned around and warmed him: “I’m going to have you escorted out, alright?” Watch the clip above.
In other news, Beyonce has increased the security for her show in London amid fears of being attacked by a former Stan-turned-stalker named Bassey Essien at a function in London in 2009. The fan attempted to give her a diary full of religious notes. Since then Essien has mailed numerous letters to Beyonce.
Police can’t keep Essien out of Beyonce’s concert if he has a valid ticket. So Beyonce’s legal team went to a London court to get a restraining order against the young man.
Paris Hilton signs to YMCMB! Yes you heard right…..Paris Hilton is the latest to join the YMCMB dysfunctional family! The 32-year-old heiress has officially signed on to Birdman’s record label and will reportedly release a house music album this summer.
According to reports, the EDM album will be produced by Afrojack will feature other YMCMB hip hop acts such as Lil Wayne. The threesome previously collaborated on Hilton’s single “Last Night.”
Birdman announced the news on his Twitter page, welcoming Paris to the Cash Money crew:
Welcome@ParisHilton to tha Family.RichgangRichgirl.YMCMB,” he wrote, before adding we can expect new music from the hotel heiress “soon.”
When we think about Paris Hilton signing with Lil Wayne‘s YMCMB, we just keep hearing a hammer nailing shut Hip Hop’s coffin, what do you think of all this? Let us know in the comments!
R&B singer Keyshia Cole took to Twitter to vent frustrations about the just-released track, an aggressive meditation on why Beyonce is queen.
“Can’t stand when people all self righteous when it’s convenient it makes them look good. Lmao! But can still talk sh*t when convenient 2,”
While Beyoncé’s last record “4″ featured female empowerment hits like “Run The World,” the new track is bold in the hierarchy it establishes: Beyoncé and everyone else. “First ‘Women need to Stick together’ now bitches better Bow. [Shaking my head],” Keyshia Cole said.
What do you think of all the Twitter talk? Tell us in comments.
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Rihanna's latest single ‘Diamonds’ is a mid-tempo record that has Rihanna belting out her vocals like she’s singing a ballad. The chorus ‘Shine bright like a diamond’ is somewhat hypnotic and the rest of the lyrics are easy to grasp.
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Trolls will be perma IP Banned tbh.