Nick Jonas is going on tour without his brothers.
The 17-year-old Jonas Brothers singer is to undertake a series of concerts across the US next month with his side project The Administration after making their performance debut on the Grammy Nominations Concert Live! TV special.
Nick - who releases album Who I Am with the group in February - said: “With this tour we’re going to try to accomplish the same thing we did in the studio. That’s capturing some heart and soul in the music, and having fun doing it.”
“My album covers are not sexual at all, which was an issue at my record label. I fought for months, and I cried at meetings. They didn’t think the photos were commercial enough…The last thing a young woman needs is another picture of a sexy pop star writhing in sand, covered in grease, touching herself.”
-Lady Gaga explaining why her CD covers are far more tame than actual performances.
(Make sure to check out our other notable quotes.)
Read More | Elle
A song that’s allegedly from Chris Brown’s new album Graffiti has appeared on the Internet.
Titled “Famous Girl,” the ditty seems to be one that’s close to Brown’s heart.
Listen to it yourself and see if you think you know which “famous girl” he might be singing about.
Graffiti hits stores on December 8.
Read More | Perez Hilton
UPDATE: Boyle has also set a record for the US charts with the biggest first-week tally of 2009.
Reality star Susan Boyle is no longer just an internet sensation—she’s a true chart topper.
The 48-year-old Britain’s Got Talent competitor just saw her new album reach #1. Approximately 410,000 units of I Dreamed a Dream were purchased making it the quickest selling CD in Britain this year. Boyle’s entry also had the highest sales for any debut week in UK history.
“Wild Horses,” Susan’s cover of the famous Rolling Stones tune, also entered the charts with a 9th place ranking.
Read More | Billboard
Wyclef Jean wants to reform The Fugees.
The rapper, singer and producer is currently working on his solo material and says he hopes that when former bandmates Lauryn Hill and Pras Michel hear his new EP, From the Hut to the Projects to the Mansion it will inspire them to reunite.
“Somehow The Fugees is the soundtrack to everyone’s house. What I’m hoping is that this group really gets inspired by the new movement that I’m on right now, the new music that I’ve got coming out, the movement with the youth, and I’m hoping they’ll get inspired and be like, ‘Yo, let’s find Clef and let’s get this thing cracking.’ And it would be an honor to go in and make it a super album,” Jean told DJBooth.net.
Read More | DJ Booth
This video has just made Jennifer Lopez‘s day.
Over the weekend, Lady Gaga became the latest artist to take a spill while performing on stage. The moment - which can be seen at the :20 mark - came during the singer’s concert at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Fortunately, Gaga, like Lopez, was able to pick herself right back up and continue with the number.
Read More | TMZ
Usher‘s new girlfriend may be causing trouble at his record label.
The “Yeah!” singer is reportedly involved in a relationship with Grace Miguel - who until recently worked for Def Jam Records, a rival to Usher’s Jive label.
“Some people see it as a conflict of interest. She’s still under contract with Def Jam, but Grace seems to be calling the shots behind the scenes on Usher’s album,” an insider told the New York Daily News newspaper.
It has been claimed the situation has “complicated” the making of the LP and is upsetting record company executives - who recently pushed Raymond v. Raymond back from its original December 21 release date.
Read More | New York Daily News
Jimi Hendrix’s “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” has been voted as having the best guitar riff of all time.
The 1970 track beat Guns N’ Roses classic “Sweet Child O’Mine” - which topped the poll five years ago - to the top spot in the poll by website MusicRadar.com, with “Whole Lotta Love” by Led Zeppelin coming third.
Just two songs from the past decade made the list; Muse’s 2001 hit “Plug In Baby” came in at #11 while The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army,” which was released in 2003, landed at #15.
Read More | MusicRadar.com
Given Adam Lambert’s performance during Sunday’s American Music Awards, I must say I was a bit surprised by this new clip.
Although he had over three minutes to “interpret the lyrics” of his own song in his own video, this video for “For Your Entertainment” was surprisingly tame. Oh sure - you couldquickly
glimpse a few provocative moments here and there, but it they weren’t as obvious as this weekend’s simulated oral sex moment.
So now I’m left confused. Why would Lambert hold back here? Was Adam simply doing on live TV what he wasn’t allowed to do in the video?
Rihanna will earn $500,000 just for perfoming on New Year’s Eve.
The “Umbrella” singer has been asked to sing at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi to help revelers ring in 2010 in what will be her first performance in the Middle East. Rihanna had been due to perform in Dubai earlier this year, which would have been her first show since she was attacked by ex-boyfriend Chris Brown in February.
“She was supposed to perform back in May but she canceled in the aftermath of the assault. This is a make-up date,” a source told the New York Post.
Read More | New York Post
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