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Missy Elliott to Change New Album's Title?


June 03, 2008 03:18:19 GMT


A new rumor regarding the title and release date of Missy Elliott's upcoming album has just surfaced in the media. After earlier reports said that Missy has decided to name her new LP "FANomenal", Rap-Up.com has claimed that the name will be changed into "Block Party".

Besides changing its album's title, the website also stated that the release date for the rapper's new record will also be pushed back from June 17 to sometime in September. Rap-up also revealed that it received the news from sources close to Missy, who told the site exclusively. Unfortunately, there hasn't been any official confirmation from the female rapper herself regarding the news.

Video Premiere: Plies' 'I'm Da Man' Ft. Trey Songz


June 03, 2008 02:29:46 GMT


Getting close to the release date of his new LP "Definition of Real", Plies has just premiered a new music video on June 2. The new clip was made to accompany the rapper's song titled "I'm Da Man" and just like the single, the video will also feature Trey Songz.

The single itself is the second one that he has released from his record as previously the rapper has already outed "Bust It Baby Pt. 2" as the first. "Bust It Baby Pt. 2" has also got its accompanying music video premiered on April 28.

David Gilmour Too Old For Glastonbury

June 02, 2008 08:58:05 GMT


No country for old man, that's probably the line that describes what the Glastonbury festival's organizers thinks of Pink Floyd's David Gilmour. Reports said that the organizers have rejected David's wishes to play at the annual festival because they think that he is too old.

The news surfaced after a source told The Sun newspaper that despite David being desperate to perform at Glastonbury, one of the organizers Michael Eavis turned it down. "Dave has always had a soft spot for Glastonbury. He's got a window in his touring plans and thought he'd contact Michael about performing. And while Michael was grateful for the offer he turned it down," the source said.

Tim McGraw Gave a Fan Birthday Gift at Concert

June 02, 2008 08:23:54 GMT


Country super star Tim McGraw showed that he has a great heart inside of him as the singer gave a special present for a kid's birthday. Tim surprised his 9-year-old fans by asking the boy to sing with him on stage at his recent gig on May 30.

The boy, Luke Wood, didn't expect that Tim would give such a treat to him. The kid was definitely happy because singing with the country star is his biggest dream, revealing that fact Luke's mom, Kendra, said, "My son Luke has been a fan since he was three-years-old and always has said that he was going to sing with Tim MCGraw someday."

Pregnant, Ashlee Simpson Cancels Tour

June 02, 2008 06:48:02 GMT


Fans of Ahslee Simpon are set to be disappointed after the newlywed singer announced that she has postponed her upcoming tour in support of her latest LP "Bittersweet World". The pop singer stated the news through her official MySpace page on June 1.

At her MySpage blog page, Ashlee reveals the reasons she decided to cancel her tour, jokingly saying, "My team gave me a few reasons I could use: jury duty (but you can get out of jury duty once), creative differences (but I'm a solo artist so that didn't make sense), not in the mood/have a headache (wait, that was an excuse for Pete! and it didn't work. See next reason)." She then added the main reason, which was "The baby ...and that's where I drew the line."

Artist of the Week: Duffy

June 02, 2008 06:15:43 GMT


Duffy is particularly on the busy streaming line after her single "Mercy" swept not only her Welsh nation but almost the entire world. The rising star which is dubbed "the next Dusty Springsfield" but hates the idea, is keen on making her music stretched to its limit. Together with Bernard Butler who is the ex-guitarist of Suede, she has celebrated the success by recording a new song, a cover of Joe Meek's "Please Stay" that will potentially be used as the soundtrack to the producer's biopic.

Already the buzz about Duffy has reached out to lots of fans and also fellow musicians. After her album "Rockferry" broke through the American music scene by selling 72,000 copies in its first week release, Duffy has been the center of attention among the nation's artists. Rihanna has publicly revealed her interest in working with her to form a super collaboration together with Amy Winehouse. Speaking about the latter singer, Duffy has also earned the title of the next "Amy" along with two other rising stars Adele and Gabriella Cilmi.

Winners of the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards Japan

June 02, 2008 04:46:26 GMT


Saturday night, May 31, the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards Japan was held at the Saitama Super Arena and among the winners are some famous names in the music world, such as Stacy Ferguson a.k.a. Fergie, Ne-Yo, Mariah Carey, and Avril Lavigne.

At the annual event, Fergie managed to take home one of the top awards which was the Best Female Video for her "Big Girls Don't Cry". Meanwhile, the Best Male Video award goes to Ne-Yo for his "Because Of You" clip. Mariah took home the MTV Video Vanguard award and Avril grabbed the Best Pop Video with her "Girlfriend" clip.

Video Premiere: Linkin Park's 'Leave Out All the Rest'


June 02, 2008 02:43:32 GMT


The new music video from rock band Linkin Park for their single "Leave Out All the Rest" has just surfaced, just before its official premiere date today (June 2). The clip which was directed by the band's DJ Joe Hahn sees a very extraordinary and futuristic atmosphere.

It seems the concept of the video tells about galactic adventures as it involves spaceship as the background of the clip and the band as space explorers. Explaining about the clip, previously in an interview Joe said to the press, "We're explorers in space, just like when we go on tour. We're leaving our home life behind, and I guess it kind of ties into 'Leave Out All the Rest', in that we have to leave things behind in order to do something better."

Video Premiere: Madonna's 'Give It 2 Me'


June 02, 2008 02:31:16 GMT


Warner Music Group is in rampant of deleting the video of Madonna's second single off "Hard Candy" that got out on file sharing websites. It was previously announced that the video for the single called "Give It 2 Me" will be released in early June and on the eve of the month change from May to June, a preview leaked online.

The 40 seconds first look to the video has since been extended to a full version one. The full-length video shows Madonna in a dance studio plus a few black and white scenes of her dancing with hat and feather shawl on. The video was directed by fashion photographer Tom Munro in London and Pharrell Williams made a cameo.

Rihanna Wants Amy Winehouse and Duffy on New Album


May 31, 2008 07:18:14 GMT


Still preparing the release of her repackaged set "Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded", which will due on June 17, Rihanna has already had an idea for her next studio effort. The "Umbrella" singer said to the press that on her next LP she would love to work with two famous British female singers, Amy Winehouse and Duffy.

Talking to the press, Rihanna reveals her excitement if she could really work with Amy and Duffy by saying, "How amazing would that be? We've all got three different voices, it would be brilliant. Now that would be a feminist anthem." She also praises the two British singers saying, "I love Amy. I think she's great, so unique. I love her album. And I also love what Duffy is doing, she's brilliant, as well."

New Kids On The Block Set September For New LP's Release

May 31, 2008 06:45:04 GMT


Fans of reunited boy band New Kids On The Block will now give September 8 a special mark on their calender as the group have confirmed it as the release date for their new album. The yet to be titled reunion LP will be outed via Interscope Records.

Commenting about their decision to make an album after more than 20 years of absence, New Kids' Donnie Wahlberg told the press, "Our first goal was always just to make a great album." Moreover Donnie also added his expectation over their new LP saying, "We wanted to work with the best, and have a great team in place so we could make an album that counted."

P. Diddy Wants Leona Lewis on His New Album

May 31, 2008 04:44:05 GMT


After Whitney Houston now P. Diddy has also joined the Leona Lewis fans club. The rapper stated to the press his admiration over the British pop sensation and also plans to collaborate with her on his new LP.

Diddy confirms his interest to Leona and praises the singer by telling the Daily Mirror, "I want that girl on my next album. I'm a huge fan. Not only is she so, so beautiful, she has a great voice." He also added that, "She is extremely talented, and it's great she's from England."

Lloyd's 'Lesson In Love' Release Date Pushed Back

May 31, 2008 04:06:42 GMT


Pushing back the release date for their albums seems to be a trend for musicians lately and now Lloyd has added himself to that list. The R 'n' B singer's upcoming record "Lesson In Love" which supposedly will hit the stores on July 15 has now been rescheduled for July 22.

Unfortunately, there are no further explanation from both Lloyd or his record labels regarding the push back. Meanwhile, on the upcoming set itself, the singer taps some famous names to work with him, some of them are Ja Rule, Fabolous, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne and Nelly.

Amy Winehouse Confirmed for Nelson Mandela's 46664 Concert


May 31, 2008 03:52:03 GMT


It has now been officially confirmed that Amy Winehouse will appear at Nelson Mandela's charity concert on June 27 in London's Hyde Park. The troubled singer along with Queen, Leona Lewis, Sugababes and Annie Lennox will make performances in honor of the former South African President who will turn 90 on July 18.

A spokesperson for Winehouse said that the singer is indeed "proud" and "honored" to be made part of the event. Further Tim Massey, the director of the event which is dubbed 46664 after Mandela's number while a prisoner, confirmed the involvement saying, "We are delighted Amy will be appearing at Hyde Park."

Lil Wayne's 'Mr. Carter' Ft. Jay-Z Leaked


May 31, 2008 03:13:36 GMT


After a snippet of it leaked on the net earlier this week, finally the full version of Lil Wayne's "Mr. Carter" got streamed as well. The single has been confirmed as one of the songs that will be featured on the rapper's upcoming LP "Tha Carter III". On that track, Wayne taps one of the famous names on the hip-hop industry, Jay-Z.

"Mr.Carter" is not the only track that has been leaked from the set as previously another song titled "Got Money" featuring T-Pain has also streamed on-line earlier this month. Beside the two tracks, recently 10 other snippets of his new songs have also hit the Internet.
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