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Michael Jackson Working on a New Studio Album


April 26, 2008 06:20:57 GMT


Having lots of problems, such as legal battles and financial crisis coming to his life recently, doesn't stop Michael Jackson to continue his music career. Michael reportedly is going back to the studio and working on a new album.

For this project, the king of pop will be assisted by RedOne and Akon. Nypost.com's PageSix reported that the three have started to work at a music studio in Las Vegas. Although already starting his work, a source from PageSix claims that Michael hasn't made a deal with a recording company to release the album. "Michael is producing the album himself and then will sell it to a record company when he's finished," the source said.

David Banner Plans Three New Albums

April 26, 2008 04:12:52 GMT


Not just preparing the release of his fifth album "The Greatest Story Ever Told", David Banner also has other projects on his mind. The rapper are preparing to release two more albums, a weight loss DVD and a new film.

Commenting about his upcoming fifth album David said, "Most rappers in this day and time don't get to make it to their fourth or fifth album, so I feel very blessed." The new album is planned to be released on June 3 through Universal Records. The rapper also revealed about the other two albums he also plans to release, the first one is "13", that will be the follow up for "The Greatest Story Ever" and the other album is a companion for his Adult Swim cartoon show.

Clique Girlz Featured on Radio Disney, EP Coming Up


April 26, 2008 03:42:52 GMT


New music outfit that will take over tweens by storm, Clique Girlz, is made the featured artist on Radio Disney this week in its Incubator program. The three-piece act that is comprised of sisters Paris and Destinee Monroe as well as their best friend Ariel Moore, are the latest teen-craze that was signed under Interscope Records by Jimmy Iovine himself.

The girls group have started off well by being the openers of Backstreet Boys, The Click Five and Jonas Brothers. They have also performed for model Kimora Lee Simmons' daughter's birthday. The performance was taped and made an episode that was aired April 20 in Kimora's reality show "Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane".

T.I. to Give Sneak Preview of New Single

April 26, 2008 03:14:25 GMT


Fans of rapper T.I. won't have to wait long before they can hear what kind of songs he will make on his upcoming album "Paper Trail". On April 25 the rapper has announced that he will give a sneak peak of the first single from his new album to fans.

T.I.'s new single can be heard on Tuesday, April 29 at his website StreetCred.com. Confirming the news he said, "I already know the demand is great, the anticipation is very high, and the wait is almost over man. I promise you something special and I will deliver."

Mariah Carey Got Technical Fault on Her GMA Performance

April 26, 2008 02:57:53 GMT


Mariah Carey appeared on Good Morning America yesterday, April 25, singing three songs from her recently-released album, "E=MC²". She opened the set with "Touch My Body" before going with "That Chick" and "Bye Bye". On the first song however, she received technical fault, which many speculate as a caught-in-the-act lipsynch attempt.

Carey who was dressed in bright pink mini dress, was singing "Touch My Body" when the intro that serves as the backing track stopped abruptly. Another faulty also occurred towards the end of the song when she turned around to her backing singers and said "Stop singing my part now baby". The remaining two performances went smoothly.

Video Premiere: Rihanna's 'Take A Bow'


April 26, 2008 02:30:42 GMT


The official video for Rihanna's latest single "Take A Bow" has just been premiered on April 25. The single is a new song that will be included on the re-release of the singer's "Good Girl Gone Bad" to be released on June 17.

The single was written by Ne-Yo and was radio premiered on March 14, 2008. It also peaked at #79 on the Billboard Hot 100. Besides "Take A Bow", previously Rihanna has also confirmed another song that will be included on her repackaged album, which was "If I Never See Your Face Again". The single is actually Maroon 5's song but they make a new version of it with the "Umbrella" singer also singing some parts of the song. The video for the duet song between Rihanna and Maroon was shot in Los Angeles by Anthony Mandler.

Video Premiere: Ne-Yo's 'Closer'


April 26, 2008 02:11:03 GMT


The music video for "Closer", Ne-Yo's first single off his upcoming album has been premiered on BET yesterday (April 25). It is the continuous stream of the photos from the set that were leaked earlier this month, showing him dancing to the upbeat tune with a sexy woman.

It was reported that the shooting was taken in Santa Clara Studio, California early this month with director Melina who had also directed for his "Because of You" video. On top of the dancing shots, the clip also gives parts of the song's lyrics written as the intertwined shots.

Madonna Previews Full 'Hard Candy' on MySpace

April 25, 2008 09:37:44 GMT


Although her album "Hard Candy" will be officially released on April 29 in U.S., Madonna decides to give a sneak preview of it to her fans before it hit the stores. The pop diva is giving her fans a chance to check out the songs from her upcoming album on her MySpace page starting from April 25 until April 29.

The songs from her new album includes collaboration with famous names in music industry such as, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams, and Timbaland. One of the singles from her new album that has already been premiered "4 Minutes to Save the World" feat. Justin, received great success as it peak at #1 on the U.K. Singles chart.

7th Season's 'American Idol' Tour Dates Announced


April 25, 2008 08:57:09 GMT


Good news for the American Idol fans especially those who adore the already voted off idols as now they can see them back on tour. The Idol's tour will include the top ten finalists from this seventh season, which means fans will see the likes of Carly Smithson, Brooke White, Syesha Mercado, David Archuleta, David Cook, Jason Castro, Chikezie Eze, Kristy Lee Cook, Michael Johns and Ramiele Malubay on the tour.

The tour itself will start on July 1, 2008, at Glendale, Arizona, and from there it will stop by at nearly 50 cities all over U.S. including in Toronto, Canada. It scheduled to finish on September 13 in Tulsa. Meanwhile, tickets for the upcoming tour will be available for purchase starting from May 17.

Snoop Dogg to Become Producer for Extreme Music

April 25, 2008 08:03:57 GMT


Still having lots of projects to be finished doesn't stop Snoop Dogg from adding another one to his list. The controversial rapper has signed a deal with Extreme Music to become the executive producer for a multi-CD series of gangsta music titled the "G-Series".

The G-Series will feature Snoop's music that is set to be used in film, TV series and commercials ads connected with the company. Meanwhile, Extreme Music's CEO, Russell Emanuel, revealed the reason his company picked Snoop saying, "When we decided to produce an urban series, we wanted it to be not only major league but also 'G,' with Snoop holding the reins." The rapper himself expressed his excitement to be working with the company as quoted saying, "I'm excited to get in the lab and cook up some heat."

Ne-Yo to Be Guest Star in 'All My Children'

April 25, 2008 06:31:35 GMT


Already had the experience of performing in TV series and movies, Ne-Yo is set for another on-screen appearance. Only this time it will be in a soap opera titled "All My Children".

The singer's appearance on the series will simply be a guest star to perform his songs "Closer" and " Stop This World" during a wedding scene on the soap opera. The singer's cameo performance on the ABC's series can bee seen on May 21 and May 22. Before appearing at "All My Children", Ne-Yo has also appeared in some movies, one of them was "Stomp the Yard" in 2007.

Both The Game and G-Unit's Albums Pushed Back


April 25, 2008 04:51:52 GMT


It was reported that The Game's new album "L.A.X" was about to be pushed by 50 Cent to avoid the same release date with G-Unit's new album. Now it turned out that not just Game's album which is being pushed back but the Unit's "Terminate on Sight" will also face the same thing.

Both artists' label Interscope has decided to hold back the release date for the albums "L.A.X" is now scheduled for release on July 8, while "Terminate on Sight" will hit the stores on July 1. Game has confirmed the new release date for his upcoming album saying, "I will drop my album on July 8 in order to clean up the mess 50 made with his new release on July 1. I thank all my fans for their support on the new single 'Pain' featuring Keyshia Cole."

Lil Wayne Tops the Billboard Hot 100 With 'Lollipop'

April 25, 2008 03:42:03 GMT


Since starting his musical career in 1999 until 2008, Lil Wayne never really managed to get his single reaching the #1 spot in the music chart. Now his luck seems to get its turn as the rapper's latest song "Lollipop" takes the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The new single is taken from his upcoming album "The Carter III" set to be released on June 10, 2008.

Besides getting busy with his new single's promotion, Wayne will also be joining Kanye West and other artists to perform at the Summer Jam 2008 to be held on June 1 at Giants Stadium. Other famous names also scheduled to perform in the concert are T-Pain, Ray J, Rihanna, Yung Berg, Gym Class Heroes and many more.

Rihanna Collaborating With Maroon 5 on 'If I Never See Your Face Again'


April 25, 2008 02:32:17 GMT


Another big collaboration is being made by Rihanna. After collaborating with Jay-Z in her first album this time she teams up with Maroon 5. The two are working together in the remake of Maroon's track "If I Never See Your Face Again", which was taken from their second album "It Won't Be Soon Before Long".

The re-make single is planned to be featured on both Rihanna and the funk-rock band's repackaged album which will be released soon. Rihanna's re-release album will be out on June 17, but the date for Maroon's is yet to be confirmed. The "Umbrella" singer confirmed the date for her repackage album's release to MTV saying, "We're both re-releasing our albums-mine's out June 17."

Video Preview: Mariah Carey's 'Bye Bye'

April 25, 2008 02:15:03 GMT


Mariah Carey gave a sneak peek to her new music video on MTV's TRL yesterday, April 24. The diva will release the music video of "Bye Bye" on the same channel on Monday, April 28 but a footage slightly over half a minute has been outed to get fans tickled with curiosity.

As promised, the clip features Nick Cannon as her love interest whom she brought along while traveling on a private plane. Carey is also pictured there as a celebrity who receives lots of media attention but travels solo. Carey will bring the full-length version personally on TRL and BET's 106 & Park.
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