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Full Winners of the 2008 MTV Australia Music Awards

April 28, 2008 03:16:43 GMT


The winners for the 2008 MTV Australia Music Awards have been announced on Saturday, April 28. Australian local artists Delta Goodrem and The Veronicas received the top awards at the annual event. Delta wins the Music Video of the Year Award for her video "Believe Again" beating other contenders, such as Stacy Ferguson aka Fergie, 50 Cent, Foo Fighters and Mika.

As for Veronicas, the twins female singers grabbed the award for Australian Artist Music Award, beating also some top names including, Delta and Silverchair. Meanwhile, the winner for International Music Artist of the Year goes to Timbaland. Another international artist that walked away with the prize is Pink who snatched the MTV Live Performer Award.

Third Day of 2008 Coachella Festival Begins

April 28, 2008 02:56:49 GMT


The hype of 2008 Coachella Arts and Music Festival is nearing its end for the annual event is winding its third day on Sunday, April 27. Actor Sean Penn appeared on the stage, opening the last day with an invitation for youths to participate actively in their political stance. Penn, who openly criticize current U.S. President, Bush, gave a speech stating that all three presidential candidates are no big use in the fight against Iraq war but the youth's moves will probably make a difference.

Penn's 10-minutes speech was a few minutes away from the first act to play on the third day, My Morning Jacket and few hours after Prince's lauded performance. The 'purple' singer was made the headliner of the second day and he among his sets, covered Radiohead's "Creep" and The Beatles' "Come Together". A day before that, Jack Johnson led the crowd with his sultry music accompanied by the likes of Serj Tankian, The Raconteurs, Tegan and Sara and Goldfrapp.

Win Maddona's Full CD Catalog!

April 26, 2008 07:25:27 GMT


A new contest is being held to promote Madonna's new album "Hard Candy". The prize, which will only be given to one lucky winner is a full Madonna's CD catalog.

The catalog will not only give out her new album but also include the pop diva's previous albums, such as "The Confessions Tour DVD/CD, I'm Going to Tell You a Secret, Confessions on a Dance Floor, "American Life", "Music", "Ray of Light", "Bedtime Stories", and many more including compilations that she has done. To join the contest one must be a U.S. or Canada residence and one person can only register once. The contest will be closed on May 23, 2008. Visit our contest page for more details.

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."
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