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Video Leak: Jordin Sparks' 'No Air' Feat. Chris Brown


February 21, 2008 06:11:09 GMT


The highly-anticipated music video from Jordin Sparks has found its way on-line. "No Air" the second single from her self-titled debut album, features Chris Brown not only in the single but also the music video.

It has been shot on January 23 with director Chris Robinson in New York City. Photos from the set including some stills were leaked to the Internet soon after that. The full music video was supposed to be premiered officially on Yahoo! Music on February 25 but it has leaked on Wednesday, February 20.

Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige's Joint Tour Stretched

February 21, 2008 05:02:08 GMT


More dates are lined up in Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige's joint tour. The jaunt that is dubbed Heart of the City was initially only scheduled for 10 dates but it has been stretched to 16 with new dates added in between.

As previously reported, the Hip-Hop icons will kick off the tour on March 22 in Miami, Florida and the new schedule is now ending April 26 in Chicago. According to AllHipHop.com, the extension was because tickets to the announced show have been sold out just under minutes. Meanwhile, tickets for the new date will be sold this Friday (February 22) through LiveNation.com.

Ciara Working on 3rd Album and Looking for Dancers


February 21, 2008 04:28:53 GMT


R'n'B singer Ciara has posted a video on YouTube to announce that she is looking for dancers. The "1,2 Step" singer wants a fresh, raw and unsigned talents to back her up on her upcoming tour.

In the video, Ciara also revealed that she is working on her third album and that there will be lots of promotions to be done, including finding dancers. The singer is searching for the right dancers to "rock the stage" with her.

Video Premiere: Paula Abdul's 'Dance Like There's No Tomorrow'

February 21, 2008 03:15:26 GMT


Paula Abdul's first music video in years has been premiered. "Dance Like There's No Tomorrow" is ththe first single from "Randy Jackson's Music Club, Vol. 1" CD that Abdul contribute for producer Randy Jackson.

The compilation as well as the debut album from the Jackson who is also an American Idol judge, will be released on March 11. Beside featuring fellow Idol judge Abdul, the album also presents contributions from Katharine McPhee, Joss Stone, Elliott Yamin, Richie Sambora, Mariah Carey and many more. Complete tracklisting can be found at Jackson's MySpace.

Complete Winners of 2008 BRIT Awards

February 21, 2008 02:45:40 GMT


Successfully gaining a number of awards Stateside through their latest effort "Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace", Foo Fighters are taking home double from 2008 BRIT Awards. Not only was the album named Best International Album, but the band themselves were dubbed Best International Group.

Also nabbing two nods at the British music awards event, are Take That and Arctic Monkeys. The former took home British Single for "Shine" and British Live Act while the latter pocketed British Group and British Album for "Favourite Worst Nightmare". On their acceptance speech, frontman Alex Turner said, "We are the Arctic Monkeys. And we are the most fantastic." The Monkeys won the exact same categories at last year's event.

Toby Keith, Carrie Underwood to Highlight CMT Awards


February 20, 2008 09:29:22 GMT


List of performers for the upcoming CMT Music Awards have been unveiled. Toby Keith, Taylor Swift, Sugarland, Carrie Underwood, Alan Jackson and biggest first round nominee Brad Paisley are among those confirmed taking the stage on April 14.

Tickets for the show which is held at Nashville's The Curb Event center will be sold starting from this Saturday, February 23 at 10 A.M. More performers will be announced as the event's date comes closer.

Three 6 Mafia's Ninth Album to Finally Hit the Stores

February 20, 2008 08:43:54 GMT


After shelved for sometime, Three 6 Mafia's "Last 2 Walk" will finally see the day light on June 24 via Columbia Records. The album was supposed to hit the stores in December last year but has frequently been pushed back.

The Grammy award-winning rap group have not confirmed a final track list but a song titled "I'd Rather" has been leaked on-line. The song that features DJ Unk is one of the tracks that will join the first single "Doe Boy Fresh" in the album.

Mariah Carey to Show Off New Figure in 'Touch My Body' Video


February 20, 2008 07:26:01 GMT


As previously reported, Mariah Carey has shot the music video for her new single, "Touch My Body" with director Brett Ratner and now the helmer cannot wait to show his work to the public. Ratner believed that viewers will be 'wowed' by Carey's performance on the clip.

"Mariah looks better than she has ever looked... It's ridiculous," said the director. "She has this trainer that she flew in from (Caribbean island) St. Barts and this woman has been beating the hell out of her and her body. She has an incredible body, but she was always very voluptuous; now she's just, like, fit and I was, like, we've gotta show this body."

Exposed: Woman in Kanye West's 'Flashing Lights' Video


February 20, 2008 06:21:48 GMT


The sexy woman who 'chop up' Kanye West in his latest video clip "Flashing Lights" has revealed her identity and spoken her view about the project. The woman whose name is Rita G. has graced the Playboy magazine and has enjoyed a fame increase since the clip's debut.

The video that was premiered last week was directed by Spike Jonez and West himself with slow motion scenario that tells about Rita's character caressing West in the back of her trunk but later hitting him with a shovel. According to MTV, although the clip is considerably short, it is not a part 1 of later clips.

Dierks Bentley Wants Fans' Creative Control in New Release

February 20, 2008 04:59:37 GMT


Dierks Bentley is making a fans-oriented album that requires a creative control. The country singer is letting fans contribute something to his Greatest Hits album by helping him to select the title, the cover art and some contents.

"I'm making the fans executive producers of the album," Bentley explained. "The label was interested in doing some sort of greatest hits. I said if we're gonna do something like that, I want to make something for our fans and make the fans the center of it. It's the fans who made us have greatest hits, so they should have something that's for them."

Cat Power Announces U.S. Tour for 'Jukebox'

February 20, 2008 04:25:22 GMT


Chan Marshall aka Cat Power will embark in a tour to support her latest release, "Jukebox". She will be down the road starting from April 10 in Vancouver and visit ten other cities in the Pacific Northwest and Southwest area.

So far only 11 dates have been mapped out with French/British electro-pop duo Appaloosa in the supporting act slot. However, she will do a warm up show on February 29 at Los Angeles' Wiltern Theater.

Amy Winehouse Confirmed to Perform at 2008 BRITs

February 20, 2008 03:35:37 GMT


Failing to appear in flesh at 50th Grammy Awards earlier this month, Amy Winehouse is confirmed to give a live performance at 2008 BRIT Awards today (February 20). Organizers confirmed that she will make a surprise appearance at the London event.

"I heard her rehearse last night and she sounded absolutely great," Ged Doherty, chairman of the BRIT Awards, told Sky News. "We are just thrilled to have her appearing at the ceremony. At times it has been a difficult year for Amy but what has never been in doubt is that she is a real talent."

U2 in Dublin Studio With Brian Eno for New Album

February 20, 2008 03:16:59 GMT


U2 have begun working on their first studio album in four years. The rock band fronted by Bono are reported to be in a Dublin studio to begin on the follow-up to "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" (2004).

Producers Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois will once again give assistance in this album. "We're going to try and break new sonic ground and deliver a masterpiece," Lanois told Billboard.com. "The sleeves are rolled up. Bono is all charged up with a lyrical angle."

Foo Fighters Begin Working on 'Echoes' Follow-Up

February 20, 2008 02:21:22 GMT


Foo Fighters have begun working on their Grammy-winning album "Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace" that was released last year. They have written a couple of songs but due to an extensive tour throughout this year, they may face difficulty finding time to record them.

"We're already working on songs," bassist Nate Mendel told Billboard.com. "We've got a handful of them that we're working on at sound check, which has never really happened, so we're getting a good start. The band's in a good place; everyone's really excited about making music, so we're already getting going."

Lil Wayne's Hot Boys Reunion Axed After Shooting Took Place

February 19, 2008 07:53:50 GMT


Arguably the most-anticipated reunion in Hip-Hop has to be postponed after a shooting outside the venue. The reunion that includes Lil Wayne, B.G., Juvenile and Mannie Fresh was slated to take place February 18 at New Orleans' Dream nightclub for NBA All-Star Weekend but shootings forced it to be canceled.

According to MTV News, the show was due to commence in the morning but few hours before that an unknown gunman opened fire, causing two 24-year-old women and a 26-year-old man who were standing on the sidewalk to be injured. They were rushed to hospital but later said to be recovering for the injuries were not life-threatening.
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