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The 2008 BET Awards Nominees Announced

May 16, 2008 03:24:53 GMT


The nominees for the 2008 BET Awards have been announced on May 15. On the list, Kanye West is nominated for three categories, Best Male Hip-Hop Artist, Video Of The Year and Best Collaboration. Meanwhile, rapper T-Pain leads the list with 5 nominations.

A tough battle is set to be faced by Kanye in his effort to win the 2008 BET's Best Male Hip-Hop Artist category. To get the award, the rapper will be competing with some big names on the Hip-Hop realm, such as Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg and Common.

Video Premiere: Coldplay's 'Violet Hill'

May 16, 2008 02:28:56 GMT


After the single was released and being made available for a free download, now the clip for Coldplay's "Violet Hill" has been premiered on May 15. The video features the band themselves and was shot in Sicily, Italy.

The song is the first single taken from their upcoming album "Viva la Vida or Death and all His Friends". The single was outed via the band's website on May 6.

Behind the Scenes: The Game's 'Games Pain' Ft. Keyshia Cole

May 15, 2008 09:27:39 GMT


Behind the scene footages of The Game's upcoming music video for his latest single "Games Pain" featuring Keyshia Cole have been aired on WorldStarHipHop.com. The preview clip sees the rapper's activities on his video shoot set and also the appearance of Ice Cube, Raekwon, Three 6 Mafia and Big Daddy Kane.

The new clip is directed by Dale "Rage" Resteghini and will also feature Keyshia on it. It will officially get premiered at Yahoo! Music on May 16.

Oasis Get a New Drummer

May 15, 2008 08:50:57 GMT


Previous rumors saying that English rock band Oasis sacked their drummer Zac Starkey seems to be right, after recent reports claim that the band have recruited a new drummer. The band reportedly have added Chris Sharrock as their new member in replacement of Zack.

Unfortunately, press assumed that the new recruitment could bring new problems for the band. The media stated that Chris' installment to Oasis would spark again the feud between the rockers and Robbie Williams, since the drummer they recruited is one of the members of Robbie's band. "Oasis and Robbie have an ongoing feud. This move is sure to infuriate Robbie," a source said.

Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Is Preserved by the U.S. Government


May 15, 2008 08:09:17 GMT


Although having lots of problems recently that made his image looked bad, Michael Jackson's musical effort is still being acknowledged by the U.S. Government. Michael's hit album "Thriller" has been added to the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry on May 14.

The act is one of the Congress' plans to preserve culturally, historically or aesthetically significant recordings. Considering the success of Michael's 1982 LP, which achieved not only national but international acclaim, the board decided to add the king of pop's hit record on their list.

Video Premiere: Portishead's 'The Rip'

May 15, 2008 07:30:56 GMT


English Trip-hop band Portishead have just premiered their new music video on May 14. The band's clip, that features a unique animated scene, was made for their latest single "The Rip".

The single is the second track that has been released from their third studio album "Third". The first song that has been outed on March 18 from the LP was "Machine Gun".

'Sunny Day', Akon's New Leaked Joint


May 15, 2008 06:41:42 GMT


Having yet set the official release date for his new album "Acquitted", a new song from Akon has already been leaked on the net. The track which will probably be included on his upcoming LP is being titled "Sunny Day".

"Acquitted" itself is planned to be released later this year and it will be Akon's third studio album. Regarding the work of the album, the rapper earlier has stated that he wants Michael Jackson to be featured on one of the songs from the set.

Video Premiere: Birdman's 'I Run This' Ft. Lil Wayne


May 15, 2008 06:03:05 GMT


A new music video from Birdman has just been premiered on May 14. The clip was made for the rapper's latest single "I Run This" featuring Lil Wayne.

The new clip was directed by renown director Dale "Rage" Resteghini. Just like the single, on the video Birdman also taps Wayne to appear on it.

Nelly's 'Brass Knuckles' Release Date Pushed Back Again

May 15, 2008 04:12:01 GMT


After some musicians such as, Ne-Yo, G-Unit and The Game have their new albums' release date being pushed back, Nelly is set to join the club. According to new reports, the St. Louis rapper's upcoming LP "Brass Knuckles" which supposedly set for June 24 release has now been changed to August 19.

Rap-Up.com claimed that the decision to push back the new record comes from Nelly's recording company Universal Records. Unfortunately, there are no more details regarding the reason behind that decision.

Syesha Voted Off, American Idol Prepares Battle of the Davids

May 15, 2008 03:39:23 GMT


For the first time ever in American Idol history, the winner for its new season has been known a week prior. It will be David. With contestant Syesha Mercado being voted off on Wednesday, May 14, the battle for the Season 7 winner is left between two Davids, the 17-year-old Utah native David Archuleta and Missouri rocker, David Cook.

Luck did not follow Mercado anymore for after being several times put on the bottom positions and escaped it, the last standing female contestant finally gave up her position after receiving the lowest vote. The singer who was a waitress before the Idol stint, delivered her rendition of Alicia Keys' "If I Ain't Got You" that was judge Randy Jackson's choice, Peggy Lee's "Fever" as her own choice and Gia Farrell's "Hit Me Up" as producer's choice.

Mariah Carey's 'E=MC2' Slips Again on Albums Chart

May 15, 2008 03:31:34 GMT


It looks like Mariah Carey's new album "E=MC²" has started to loose its grip on the Billboard 200 chart. After being kicked out of the top spot by Madonna's "Hard Candy" on the previous week, this week Mariah's album slipped even further to #5.

The drop caused by the decline of her LP's sale that only reached about 87,000 copies this past weekend. The number is lower that last week's sale that reached 95,000 copies.

The Pussycat Dolls to Perform New Single at 2008 MTV Movie Awards

May 15, 2008 02:49:23 GMT


The Pussycat Dolls' fans will now have the chance to check out the girls performing their new song "When I Grow Up" live on stage. The Dolls have been confirmed to perform at the 2008 MTV Movie Awards and at the event they will sing their new single.

The new song is one of the songs which will be included on the Dolls' upcoming second studio album. The upcoming set itself until this month hasn't had a title and an official release date yet.

Video Premiere: N.E.R.D's 'Everyone Nose'

May 15, 2008 02:14:42 GMT


After the preview of the clip leaked on the net, finally the full version of N.E.R.D's new music video has been premiered on May 14. The clip is made to accompany the band's latest single "Everyone Nose" taken from their upcoming LP "Seeing Sounds".

The clip was directed by famous director Diane Martel who previously has worked with Mariah Carey. Beside featuring the band members, on the clip there are also some famous names appearing as cameos, such as Lindsay Lohan and Kanye West.

'Guitar Hero IV' to Feature Van Halen and Linkin Park

May 14, 2008 09:09:00 GMT


Fans of the hit game series "Guitar Hero" can now erase a little bit of their curiosity regarding the bands that will be involved on the game's upcoming series. New reports have confirmed that the next installment of the game "Guitar Hero IV" will still be headlined by famous names, such as Van Halen, Eagles, Linkin Park and Sublime.

For Van Halen it won't be the first time that their song will be used on the game as they have previously featured their single "You Really Got Me" on "Guitar Hero II". The legendary rock band themselves recently have just finished their April tour that was just ended on April 28 in Milwaukee.

Ciara Offers Special Treat on New Album

May 14, 2008 08:16:50 GMT


After two years since her last album "Ciara: The Evolution" was released, Ciara is set to make a special treat for her fans on the singer's new set. The R 'n' B singer's third studio album will be packaged in an extraordinary fashion.

Unlike the normal CD releases which only drop one disc, Ciara will set her upcoming set into a three packaged CD's bundled as one. The CD's will have different themes on each of them and consist of five to six songs.
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