Kreayshawn

KREAYSHAWN COVERS COMPLEX

Kreayshawn graces the cover of Complex’s October/November issue and talks about her career beginnings and her current success. The Bay Area rapper stated, “I never made anything with the intention of signing a record deal. It was just for fun. The moment I realized I could get a record deal, was when I got a record deal. I didn’t see myself getting famous.” The “Gucci Gucci” fem-cee added, “People say, ‘You’re changing the game.’ I’m just being me. This is what I’ve been doing.” The issue hits newsstands on October 4th.

YELAWOLF ISSUES NEW VIDEO WITH LIL JON

To help get fans more excited about the upcoming release of his debut album, Yelawolf has issued the visual to his new single, “Hard White (Up in the Club).” The Lil Jon-assisted cut is the first offering from the rapper’s highly anticipated Radioactive LP, which is scheduled to arrive on October 24th via Shady Records.

SWIZZ BEATZ WORKING WITH CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN

According to his official website, Swizz Beatz has landed a new role in helping designer Christian Louboutin create a signature sneaker. The fashion icon said of the hitmaker, “The wonderful thing to collaborate with someone like him is that you have no sense of boredom, no sense of exhaustion. It’s all great energy mixed with fun ideas.” He added that “Swizz is a colored mix of various influences” and that it was great working alongside him. Details about the new shoe are being kept under wraps, we’ll keep you posted.

· To keep up to date with Swizz, visit HauteLiving.com now

BIG SEAN WILL RECORD WHILE ON TOUR

Big Sean is gearing up for his I Am Finally Famous tour, but he’s also started working on his sophomore album. The G.O.O.D. Music artist told Rap-Up.com, “I already got one song for the next album. I’ma have a studio bus on this tour, so I’ma be bangin’ that s**t out every night.” Fans can expect Big Sean’s Finally Famous trek to begin on October 2nd in Asheville, North Carolina.

BEYONCE LOVES SHOPPING FOR MATERNITY CLOTHES

While promoting the launch of her new House of Deréon line, Beyonce recently spilled to CNN what she enjoys most about her pregnancy. The diva revealed how “difficult” it was to conceal her baby bump before she announced that she was expected her first child and added, “Now that I can be proud and excited about it, I’m having so much fun shopping. It’s great.” Bey went on to say that the sex of the child has not been revealed just yet and explained that she’s “so delighted” about sharing a child with her husband, Jay-Z.

· Beyonce has been nominated for two MTV EMAs, including one for Best Female! The MTV EMAs 2011 will air on Sunday, November 6th from Belfast, Ireland.

J COLE ADDRESS ALBUM LEAK 

We just got the chance to check out J. Cole’s new record, “Nobody’s Perfect” featuring Missy Elliot, as well as other songs that leaked from his debut album, Cole World: The Sideline Story. He recently told Vibe.com how he feels about the songs coming out before the project hits stores. Cole stated, “I feel blessed. There’s been worse leaks than that so I understand it’s a part of the game, I always understood that. As long as people hear it together, it’s cool.” Be sure to pick up World: The Sideline Story next Tuesday.

· The disc is available for pre-sale on iTunes now.

RIHANNA TO DROP NEW SINGLE NEXT MONTH!

Rihanna will release “We Found Love” as the first single off her upcoming sixth album. The singer took to Twitter to make the announcement. The song was produced by Calvin Harris, who toured with RiRi earlier this summer, and will hit radio on October 11th.

· TWEET: Rihanna’s tweet: “NP: “WE FOUND LOVE. We in dis bitch! … ‘We Found Love’ is trending WORLDWIDE…!”

· Rihanna will appear on Coldplay’s new album, Mylo Xyloto, on the track “Princess of China.”

BOYZ II MEN ISSUE TRACKLIST FOR TWENTY

Boyz II Men are gearing up to celebrate their 20 years in the music industry by releasing a new album, aptly titled Twenty. The 21-track double disc includes smash hits as well as new material and boasts contributions from Charlie Wilson, Babyface, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Dallas Austin and Teddy Riley. While the LP won’t arrive until October 25th, you can check out the tracklist now:

1. “Believe”

2. “So Amazing”

3. “Put Some Music On”

4. “Slowly”

5. “More Than You’ll Ever Know” feat. Charlie Wilson

6. “I Shoulda Lied”

7. “Benefit of a Fool”

8. “Refuse to Be the Reason”

9. “One More Dance”

10. “Will You Be There”

11. “Flow”

12. “One Up for Love”

13. “Motownphilly”

14. “On Bended Knee”

15. “Four Seasons of Loneliness”

16. “Water Runs Dry”

17. “A Song for Mama”

18. “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday”

19. “I’ll Make Love to You”

20. “End of the Road”

21. “Not Like You”

MTV EUROPE AWARD NOMINATIONS RELEASED 

In case you missed it, Lady GaGa leads the nominees up for the 2011 MTV EMAs with six nominations. Following close behind the pop star are Adele, Katy Perry and Bruno Mars, who each scored four nods, while Coldplay earned three. Be sure to catch the event when it airs on November 6th at 4 PM Eastern from Belfast’s Odyssey Arena. Visit the official website for the 2011 MTV EMAs for a full list of nominees.

· A new category is being introduced this year called Biggest Fans, which recognizes the most passionate fans of an artist.

TYRESE ISSUES NEW VIDEO FOR “STAY” 

Following the video for “I Gotta Chick,” Tyrese recently dropped the visual for his latest single, “Stay.” The clip includes a cameo from actress Taraji P. Henson, who portrays his love interest. In related news, the crooner’s new album, Open Invitation, will hit stores on November 1st.

NE-YO ENGAGED, EXPECTING ANOTHER BABY!

The news is out that Ne-Yo is not only expecting another child with his longtime girlfriend, Monyetta Shaw, but he’s also engaged! Us Weekly confirmed that this will be the singer’s second baby with Shaw, who delivered a healthy baby girl named Madilyn Grace in November 2010. The couple is expected to deliver next month.

BLACK EYED PEAS PREP CONCERT 4 NYC 

The Black Eyed Peas will perform in New York City’s Central Park on September 30th. The Concert 4 NYC was originally scheduled for June 9th, but was canceled due to extreme weather conditions. It will mark the first show in Central Park for the multi-platinum group. The concert will benefit the Robin Hood Foundation and its mission to fight poverty in New York City. Proceeds from the show will also fund the creation of three new sites for The Black Eyed Peas’ Peapod Academies in New York City.

· Individuals who won or purchased tickets for the June 9th concert who want to attend the September 30th show should watch for an email with instructions on how to claim replacement tickets for the concert. A small number of VIP tickets will be available for sale at BlackEyedPeas.RobinHood.org.

FALL ALBUM RELEASE SCHEDULE

Fans should begin marking their calendars as there’s a ton of great albums coming up this fall. We’ve compiled a list of projects that you should be on the lookout for – including Drake’s Take Care and Monica’s New Life. Here ya go:

September 27

J. Cole – Cole World: The Sideline Story

Jason Derulo – Future History

October 11

DJ Drama – Third Power

October 24

Drake – Take Care

Yelawolf – Radioactive

October 25

Gym Class Heroes – The Papercut Chronicles II

Boyz II Men – Twenty

November 1

Wale – Ambition

Tyrese – Open Invitation

Dev – The Night the Sun Came Up

Maino – Day After Tomorrow

Justin Bieber – Christmas album

November 8

Lil Twist – Don’t Get It Twisted

Mac Miller – Blue Slide Park

November 15

Robin Thicke – Love After War

Nicole Scherzinger – Killer Love

Tyga – Careless World: Rise of The Last King

November 21

Mary J. Blige – My Life II… The Journey Continues (Act I)

Birdman – Bigga Than Life

Jay Sean – Freeze Time

November 22

Common – The Dreamer, The Believer

November 29

Monica – New Life

December 6

Melanie Fiona – The MF Life

Bow Wow – Underrated

Leona Lewis – Glassheart

GLAAD UPSET WITH TYLER’S VMA WIN

While many fans were happy that Tyler, the Creator won Best New Artist at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, GLAAD is upset with the network for rewarding the rapper. The organization said in a statement, “Rather than providing simply a larger platform, MTV and other networks should educate viewers about why anti-gay and misogynistic language has no place in the music industry today. Given Tyler’s history of such remarks, viewers and potential sponsors should refrain from honoring homophobia and in the future look to a more deserving artist.” The gay and lesbian activist group was outraged with Tyler’s lyrical content on his debut album, Goblin.

· AllHipHop.com reports Tyler the Creator and Odd Future’s sophomore album contains a combined total of over 213 anti-gay slurs.

T.I. RELEASED FROM PRISON!

Rapper T.I. has been released from an Arkansas prison — and is on his way to either a community living facility or home confinement … TMZ has learned.

T.I. was sentenced to 11 months behind bars after his drug possession arrest on the Sunset Strip back in September 2010 — an arrest that caused law enforcement officials to revoke his probation stemming from a federal gun conviction back in 2009.

Chris Burke, spokesman for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, tells us T.I. was released at 7:29 AM local time … and is “in transit” to begin the next leg of his sentence.

T.I. checked into prison on November 1, 2010 — and he was originally scheduled to be released on September 29.

BEYONCE’S 4 GETS SALES BOOST FROM VMA PERFORMANCE

Thanks to her impressive performance of “Love On Top” during Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards, Beyonce’s latest album, 4, has received a huge sales boost. MTV News reports the diva’s project is now back into the top 10 on the iTunes chart. In addition, the song that she showcased has soared into the top 5 on the iTunes singles chart. Even though 4 has shipped over one-million albums, the record has been her slowest selling effort to date.

· The singer is pregnant with her first child. There have been ideas for baby names going around including the unisex name: Brook Lynn Carter.

AND…

BEYONCE SETS TWITTER RECORD

We knew that Beyonce announcing her pregnancy during the MTV Video Music Awards was a big deal, but we didn’t expect the diva’s great news to break a Twitter record. According to AdAge.com, there were over 8,868 tweets per second regarding Beyonce’s bun in the oven. This breaks Twitter’s previous record of 7,196 tweets per second for the U-S women’s soccer team competing again Japan a few months ago. We’ll keep you posted with updates on the sex of the child.

AND…

BEYONCE WILL STILL PERFORM AT MJ TRIBUTE

Regardless of the little baby that’s developing inside Beyonce, TMZ reports the diva still plans to sing and dance during the Michael Jackson tribute concert on October 8th. Reps for the concert stated, “The pregnancy will not affect her performance.” The 29-year-old singer, who did not do any choreography during Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards, will perform via satellite.

LIL WAYNE’S PROJECTED ALBUM SALES ARE IN!

Ever since Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV dropped, we’ve all been wondering if he’ll sell a million copies during his first week. While it doesn’t look like Weezy’s new effort will achieve the same success as the third installment in the Carter series, he’s going to come pretty close. According to Billboard.com, the rapper’s newly released project is expected to sell between 700 to 850-thousand units. We’ll know the official amount next week when the Billboard chart comes out.

· These projections are nearly double what Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch The Throne sold during its first week.

GAME AUTHORS FIRST BOOK

If you’d like to understand the recording process and all the energy Game put into creating his latest album, fans will be able to get an in-depth look via the rapper’s first book, The Making Of Game’s The R.E.D. Album. The West Coast native said in a statement, “I wanted to give my fans a behind-the-scenes look of how my new album came to be.” He added, “These are my stories in my own words. This book is the only place where you’ll learn all the stories behind the music — how I got the beats, what inspired my lyrics and how the album was put together.” You can purchase The Making Of Game’s The R.E.D. Album digitally on Amazon.com now.

· The book will be available soon on iTunes and in paperback through Amazon.com.

WIZ KHALIFA MAKES FORBES LIST, BUYS HOME

It’s been a lucrative year for Wiz Khalifa. In case you didn’t know, the Pittsburgh native ranked number 11 on Forbes’ List Of Top Earning Rappers Of 2011. We caught up with the rapper to find out what his first big purchase was. In related news, his singles have a combines six-million in sales and his Rolling Papers album was recently certified gold.

FOXY BROWN AND MARY J BLIGE ALBUM?

During an interview with TheBoomBox.com, Foxy Brown revealed that she had been working on a joint album with Mary J. Blige that was titled Best of Both Girls. Even though the project was scrapped, the fem-cee spilled that they completed five songs that were supposed to play off Jay-Z and R. Kelly’s The Best of Both Worlds LP. Fox stated, “Mary’s like a big sister to me, and in the middle of recording those records, I lost all my hearing.”

· In addition, Brown was supposed to appear on Mary’s 2005 hit, “Enough Cryin.’” The verse that the singer rapped was actually written by Foxy.

DIDDY TO RELEASE AN “ASS” BOOK

According to the NYPost.com, Sean “Diddy” Combs is reportedly teaming up with Interscope Chairman Jimmy Iovine to release the book, Culo. Yes, that’s Spanish for ass. The moguls are working with photographer Raphael Mazzucco to create pages of “legendary photos of women’s backsides.” You can pick it up on November 22nd.

· Do you plan on buying the book?

KREAYSHAWN UPSET WITH INDUSTRY

Kreayshawn is having a rough week. Not only did the “Gucci Gucci” rapper have underage nude photos of her leak online, but she was also recently confronted by Rick Ross and Game for what she said about them in her songs. In a blog post titled “I’m Mad,” the fem-cee wrote, “All I wanted to do is create and have a good time. But, this is quickly forming into something I never would have signed up for from being accused of being racist to getting my pre-teen nudes leaked everywhere. I feel like this s**t ain’t my cup of tea.” She added, “Someone else want my job right about now? I’m just gotta sip lean and disappear. THIS GAME IS FAKE AS ALL HELL!”

MONICA ANNOUNCES NEW LIFE RELEASE DATE

According to Rap-Up.com, Monica has revealed the launch date for her upcoming album, New Life. The singer announced that the project, which includes production from Missy Elliott and Polow Da Don, will be available on November 8th. Led by her lead single, “Anything (To Find You),” the singer said of the disc, “The music will be a lot like Still Standing in the sense that it’s real and really about things that I’ve experienced, but it’s also from a very mature place.”

CHRISTINA MILIAN LANDS ACTING ROLE

Wanna know what Christina Milian has been up to? In addition to raising her daughter, Violet, the singer has landed a role in the upcoming ABC Family series, Maid In Miami. Deadline.com reports the actress will likely take the leading lady in the TV project, which follows a young maid who is also an aspiring singer. The show debuts early next year.

· Milian has also acted in Love Don’t Cost a Thing, Be Cool, Pulse, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past and Bring It On: Fight to the Finish.

JOJO TALKS “MARVIN’S ROOM” REMIX, DUET WITH DRAKE

We caught up with JoJo in L-A just a couple of days before Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards to talk about the buzz she created by remixing Drake’s “Marvin’s Room.” The singer told us what inspired the song (See Related Cut #5) and she also told us why she wants to duet with Drizzy (See Related Cut #6). In related news, the singer has issued “Disaster,” which is the first official single from her oft-delayed third album, Jumping Trains. Head to her official fansite to hear it now!

2011 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS SCORE HUGE RATINGS!

The 2011 Video Music Awards scored MTV’s biggest audience in the network’s history with a record-breaking 12.4-million total viewers. Among the network’s target 12 to 34-year-old audience, the VMAs delivered a 10.8 rating and 8.5-million viewers, making it MTV’s most-watched telecast of all time in the demo. The VMA Pre-Show also ranked as the best on record, scoring over 7.3-million total viewers, up 16 percent from last year.

KELLY: “BEYONCE WILL BE AN INCREDIBLE MOM” 

Kelly Rowland is speaking up about Beyonce’s announcement that she’s expecting her first child with Jay-Z. The former Destiny’s Child singer told People.com, “I have known for quite a while. I think she’ll be an incredible mother, because she’s always been motherly.” She added, “I just think it is going to be so natural for her.” Rowland spilled that the couple is already talking about baby names, but is keeping mum on any further details. It’s currently unknown how far along Beyonce is, but we’ll keep you posted with more updates.

KREAYSHAWN PICTURES LEAKED

According to TMZ, Kreayshawn’s Twitter account was hacked and “private photos” of the rapper were leaked. Shortly after the under-age pictures surfaced, the “Gucci Gucci” fem-see regained control of her page and tweeted, “My Twitter got hacked today by some anti-hollywood extremists. They sent out wack ass tweets and promoted their odd message of anti-jew stuff and deleted my twitter.” The rapper later wrote, “Real nice guys! Spreading child-porno thats cute.”

We WOULD show you the pics, but… that’s just gross & probably illegal. LOL

FLO RIDA DROPS “GOOD FEELING” 

Flo Rida dropped his new single, “Good Feeling.” The song is the first single off the rapper’s upcoming album, Only 1 Rida (Pt. 2). That record is expected to arrive in stores before the end of the year. Head to Officialflo.com to hear the track.

TINIE TEMPAH SAYS EMINEM INSPIRES HIM 

Last May, Tinie Tempah dropped his debut album, Disc-Overy, to much critical acclaim. Despite his personal success, Tinie told us that he credits his decision to become a rapper to renowned chart-topper Eminem.

“I heard The Slim Shady LP and I heard The Marshall Mathers LP sort of at the same time. The Slim Shady LP was out way before, but when I heard The Marshall Mathers LP I went and got The Slim Shady LP. And that was the first time I really wanted to do hip-hop, it was the first time I’d heard music that wasn’t necessarily about love and heartbreak, and your typical generic sort of subjects within the realms of music.”

He added that Eminem’s controversial lyrics drew him to the “Love the Way You Lie” rapper.

“This guy was controversial. This guy was saying things that was ruffling people’s feathers. He was on the news. There was protests about him. People were telling me not to listen to his CD. And I loved that! I was like ‘This is amazing,’ this makes me want to listen to it even more. So he was one of the first major influences.”

Tinie’s latest single, “Till I’m Gone,” featuring Wiz Khalifa, is available now.

BUN B TO RECEIVE HIS OWN DAY IN TEXAS 

According to Bun B’s official fansite, August 30th has been named “Bun B Day” in Houston, Texas. The rap veteran was recognized by Mayor Annise Parker for his ongoing contributions to both Hip Hop and the local community. In related news, his latest album, Trill O.G., is available now.

​Bun B told City Council:

“It’s taken a lot for me to get here today. There have been a lot of different obstacles… personally & professionally… by myself as well as with my brother, Chad Butler. This is an overwhelming moment because of what it represents, not only to me as an artist, but also to me as a person.I do believe that regardless of your status, or tax bracket, or where you reside, we all have a civic duty to help our fellow citizens. I resign myself to that notion faithfully and I try to do my best to instill these principles into the next generation.”

Bun joins other entertainers in Houston, such as Trae the Truth (TRAE DAY – July 22) and Crisco Kidd (CRISCO KIDD’S COMMUNITY CARE DAY – April 26th) to receive their own day.

CONGRATS BUN!

PRODUCER NO I.D. NAMED VP OF DEF JAM

According to Billboard.com, famed producer No I.D. announced that he’s now the new Executive Vice President at Def Jam Records. The Chicago native confirmed the news, stating, “I’m going to keep on doing what I’m doing and take it to another level. Def Jam is a cultural staple. It’s not just a label, it’s part of the culture that I came up in and that I’ve been involved with for 20 years. It’s very important that the next generation of executives grab it by the horns and keep it on track as it grows.” Congrats!

BEYONCE DELAYS A STAR IS BORN FILMING?

According to Deadline.com, Beyonce’s pregnancy might force her to delay filming her leading role in Clint Eastwood’s remake of A Star Is Born. A source told the site, “Warner Bros was hoping to start production on Clint Eastwood’s musical remake of A Star Is Born as early as February 2012. But now insiders tell me it ‘could push’ because Beyoncé announced her pregnancy at MTV’s VMAs. That will give the studio more time to settle on a male co-star for the singer/actress since Eastwood’s first choice, Leonardo DiCaprio, isn’t doing the pic.” Will Smith and Christian Bale are still being considered to star as the leading male in the film. No further details are known.

MTV has just announced that Adele, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown will perform at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. This will mark the first time the “Rolling In The Deep” singer has ever played aVMA show. The news comes just days after we learned Katy Perry leads the pack of nominees with an impressive nine nods, including ones for Best Female Video and Video of the Year for “Firework.”  In addition, Adele and Kanye West tied with seven nomiinations, while Bruno Mars managed to receive four, including Best Male Video for “Grenade.” Be sure to tune in to the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards when they air live from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 28th at 9 PM (Live Eastern/Tape delayed Pacific).

·       Brown said in a statement, “I am excited about my nominations and to be back on the VMA stage. I have a special performance planned for my wonderful fans.”

·       Wayne said in a statement, “Being a nominee and performer on the VMAs once again is an honor because everyone doesn’t get that opportunity. Looking forward to performing on the show, and having Tha Carter IV drop the same week!”

·       TWEET! Katy Perry wrote, “OMG! I just got word that I’m nominated for 9 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS!!! I’m kinda speechless/nervous/turned on! NOW it’s up to YOU to VOTE!”

·       Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga, Eminem, Beastie Boys, Chris Brown, 30 Seconds to Mars, Pitbull, Tyler, The Creator, Foster the People and Manchester Orchestra all received at least two nods each. 

·       Additional performers, presenters and a host will be revealed at a later date.

·       Fans can begin voting for specific categories like Best New Artist atVMA.MTV.com today.

·       Fans can also vote for Best New Artist by texting BNA to 66333 on your wireless phone.

AND THE NOMINEES ARE…

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Adele – “Rolling In The Deep”

Tyler, The Creator – “Yonkers”

Katy Perry – “Firework”

Beastie Boys – “Make Some Noise”

Bruno Mars – “Grenade”

BEST FEMALE VIDEO

Adele – “Rolling In The Deep”

Katy Perry – “Firework”

Nicki Minaj – “Super Bass”

Lady Gaga – “Born This Way”

Beyonce – “Run The World (Girls)”

BEST MALE VIDEO

Cee Lo Green – “F*** You”

Eminem featuring Rihanna – “Love The Way You Lie”

Bruno Mars – “Grenade”

Justin Bieber – “U Smile”

Kanye West featuring Rihanna and Kid Cudi – “All Of The Lights”

BEST COLLABORATION

Kanye West featuring Rihanna and Kid Cudi – “All Of The Lights”

Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes – “Look At Me Now”

Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Nayer & Afrojack – “Give Me Everything”

Katy Perry featuring Kanye West – “E.T.”

Nicki Minaj featuring Drake –

BEST NEW ARTIST

Wiz Khalifa – “Black & Yellow”

Foster The People – “Pumped Up Kicks”

Big Sean featuring Chris Brown – “My Last”

Kreayshawn – “Gucci Gucci”

Tyler, The Creator – “Yonkers”

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO

Lil Wayne – “6’7””

Kanye West featuring Rihanna and Kid Cudi – “All Of The Lights”

Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes – “Look At Me Now”

Lupe Fiasco – “The Show Goes On”

Nicki Minaj – “Super Bass”

BEST POP VIDEO

Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Nayer & Afrojack – “Give Me Everything”

Adele – “Rolling In The Deep”

Bruno Mars – “Grenade”

Britney Spears – “Till The World Ends”

Katy Perry – “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”

BEST ROCK VIDEO

The Black Keys – “Howlin For You”

Foo Fighters – “Walk”

Foster The People – “Pumped Up Kicks”

Mumford & Sons – “The Cave”

Cage The Elephant – “Shake Me Down”

BEST DIRECTION

Adele – “Rolling In The Deep”

Beyonce – “Run The World (Girls)”

Eminem featuring Rihanna – “Love The Way You Lie”

30 Seconds To Mars – “Hurricane”

Beastie Boys – “Make Some Noise”

BEST ART DIRECTION

Adele – “Rolling In The Deep”

Katy Perry featuring Kanye West – “E.T.”

Lady Gaga – “Judas”

Kanye West featuring Dwele – “Power”

Death Cab For Cutie – “You Are A Tourist”

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Beyonce – “Run The World (Girls)”

Britney Spears – “Till The World Ends”

Lady Gaga – “Judas”

LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett & Goon – “Rock Party Rock Anthem”

Bruno Mars – “The Lazy Song”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Adele – “Rolling In The Deep”

Beyonce – “Run The World (Girls)”

Eminem featuring Rihanna – “Love The Way You Lie”

30 Seconds To Mars – “Hurricane”

Katy Perry – “Teenage Dream”

BEST EDITING

Katy Perry featuring Kanye West – “E.T.”

Kanye West featuring Rihanna and Kid Cudi – “All Of The Lights”

30 Seconds To Mars – “Hurricane”

Adele – “Rolling In The Deep”

Manchester Orchestra – “Simple Math”

BEST SFX (SPECIAL EFFECTS)

Katy Perry featuring Kanye West – “E.T.”

Chromeo – “Don’t Turn The Lights On”

Linkin Park – “Waiting For The End”

Manchester Orchestra – “Simple Math”

Kanye West featuring Dwele – “Power”

DRAKE LEAKS ANOTHER NEW SONG

If you head over to Drake’s official website, you’ll be able to check out a new song called “Marvin’s Room.” The rapper wrote that the track is “another piece of the story” and fans can expect the lead single to be released in July. In addition, Drizzy spilled that his sophomore effort, Take Care, drops on October 24th. Visit OctobersVeryOwn.com to hear the free tune now:

CLICK HERE TO HEAR IT!

BUSTA RHYMES CAN SEE AN ACTING CAREER FOR NICKI

Before Nicki Minaj revealed that she wanted to one day act alongside Will Smith, Busta Rhymes told SOHH.com that he can easily see her making the transition to film. The rapper said of the Young Money starlet, “She’s a new artist. She’s doing more than what new artists do as far as being everywhere and having the success and acknowledgment that she’s had…the next thing that I would like to see her do is films.” Only time will tell when the fem-cee makes her Hollywood debut.

WATCH THE THRONE RELEASE DATE?

According to TheSource.com, Jay-Z and Kanye West’s forthcoming joint album, Watch The Throne, will arrive next month. The 10-track disc, which includes contributions from Hov’s wife, Beyonce, and Bruno Mars, will apparently be released on July 4th.

 

TRACKLIST:

1. “Lift Off” (Feat. Beyonce & Bruno Mars)

2. “Murder To Excellence”

3. “Illest Mother Alive”

4. “Why I Love You So (Guilt Trip)”

5. “That S**t Crazy”

6. “Living So Italian”

7. “Who Gonna Stop Me”

8. “Whole Lifetime”

9. “We Are Young”

10. “Anthem”

GINUWINE GEARS UP FOR REALITY TV?

SingersRoom.com reports Ginuwine has decided to let cameras invade his private life for a new reality show called Ginuwine: A New Beginning! The upcoming series will follow the R&B crooner as he juggles his career, being a dad to four daughters and a husband to former rapper, Sole. While it’s unknown when the show will premiere or the network it will air on, you can check out the official trailer here:

· See the trailer here —> http://blog.singersroom.com/celebs/index.php/2011/06/08/ginuwine-a-new-beginning-trailer/

B.O.B IS “EXCITED” ABOUT SOPHOMORE ALBUM 

B.o.B has announced that he’s begun the follow-up to his debut album, B.o.B. Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray. He told MLive.com that he’s “really excited” because he feels like he’s in “[his] groove with this one.” He added, “I’m more aware of myself as an instrument, as a sound. It’s more intentful.” The Grand Hustle artist says there’s “a lot of the thought process [of working on an album] goes into actually performing it.” No release date has been revealed just yet.

MARY J BLIGE HAS BIGGEST R&B SONG…PERIOD 

For anyone who doubts if Mary J. Blige still has it, we’d like to fill you in on something that you probably didn’t know about her. The Queen of Hip Hop Soul’s smash hit, “Be Without You,” is the most successful song in the history of the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The powerful ballad spent 15 weeks at number one and remained on the chart for 75 weeks! With that said, we’re certainly looking forward to MJB’s upcoming tenth studio album, My Life Too, The Journey Continues, which is slated for a September release.

• The tune is lifted from 2005’s The Breakthrough.

• She is also expected to star in the Nina Simone biopic and co-star in the Rock of Ages film with Tom Cruise.

ALICIA KEYS INSPIRED BY AALIYAH

As Alicia Keys gears up to release the collector’s edition of her debut album, songs in A minor, the singer is reflecting on some of her biggest hits. She told Rap-Up.com that “If I Ain’t Got You” actually “came together right after Aaliyah passed away. It was such a sad time and no one wanted to believe it. It just made everything crystal clear to me—what matters, and what doesn’t.” In addition, she recalled working with Kanye West for “You Don’t Know My Name.” Alicia described Yeezy as “this new and extremely eager guy who had so much to prove” and added that he was “just as much a ball of fire then as he is now.” Be sure to pick up the10th anniversary edition of songs in A minor on June 28th.

· To celebrate the 10th anniversary since its release, fans can watch her perform during the Piano & I: A One Night Only Event with Alicia Keys on June 30th at New York’s Beacon Theatre.

ADELE LOVES BEYONCE

In the newest issue of Glamour Magazine, Adele continues to let fans know how much she likes Beyonce. The “Rolling In The Deep” singer said of the diva’s music, “It makes my heart flicker. I’ve been a fan of hers since I was ten. Destiny’s Child was my life. I love her.” Be sure to look out for Bey’s much anticipated album, 4, which drops on June 28th!

HAVE YOU HEARD OF KREAYSHAWN?

Thanks to her catchy single, “Gucci Gucci,” Kreayshawn has landed a record deal with Columbia Records. If you haven’t heard of her, the 21-year-old rapper hails from East Oakland, California and she’s affiliated with Lil B and Odd Future. The fem-cee, who was rumored to have received an advance of a million dollars, said in a statement, “I’m excited to work with my new Columbia family. They understand my vision and are going to let me continue everything I’ve been doing. My hope is to inspire others to be young, wild and free.”

 

· Her video has gotten over 2.3-million views on YouTube!

PITBULL, WYCLEF TEAMS WITH ZUMBA

AllHipHop.com reports Pitbull and Wyclef Jean are scheduled to perform during the 10th anniversary for the Zumba Instructor Convention. The entertainers will showcase their talents in front of six-thousand Zumba instructors at The Peabody Hotel in Orlando, Florida from July 7th to the 10th.

 

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