The homie Trey Songz will have a new album on shelves this fall. The singer’s manager – and Def Jam executive – Kevin Liles says fans can look for a new release this September. He tells MTV News, quote,
“September 14th, new album. He’s not gonna stop. He’s gonna keep his foot on people’s necks, and he’s going to make sure they understand that we have to redefine R&B. We have to work hard every single day to be the best.” Liles says he is continually “inspired” by Trey Songz, noting that the vocalist has a busy schedule coming up in the next few month. In particular, Songz will be appearing in a new reality show with Young Jeezy this June, as well as participating in the BET Awards.
Liles adds, quote, “We’ve got the “Blueprint Three” [tour experience] from the eyes of Jeezy and Trey Songz coming out. The first show airs on BET on June 27, the night of the BET Awards. The show comes first, and then right after that, the BET Awards.” Trey Songz’s last album, “Ready,” dropped last August. The record opened at number three on the Billboard 200 chart, and has since sold more than 600-thousand units.
Compton emcee Game will be dropping his fourth studio record this summer. According to Rap-Up.com, the rap star will release his “The R.E.D. Album” on June 15th. Late last year, Game revealed to Rap-Up.com that he’s been working on the record with Dr. Dre, Timbaland, Pharrell and Justin Timberlake. Game discussed working with the “Sexy Back” singer saying, quote, “I never thought in my life that I would ever work with Justin, and then for it to turn out and be as catastrophic as it was was amazing.” Game’s “The R.E.D. Album” will serve as his follow-up to 2008’s “LAX,” which opened at number two on the Billboard 200 after selling 238-thousand copies in its first week.
Kelis is returning this summer with her fifth studio release. Kelis will be releasing her upcoming album, “Flesh Tone,” on July 6th. The record will be released on will.i.am’s Music Group, and features production from the likes of will.i.am, DJ Ammo and Boys Noize. The first single off “Flesh Tone” is the David Guetta assisted “Acapella.” The track was inspired by Kelis’ son Knight. She describes the song as a, quote, “end-of-the world child type thing.” She tells MTV News, quote, “There is a Native American element to it and an African element to it and an Asian element to it. It’s really tribal and kind of surreal at the same time.”
Kelis’ last album was 2006’s “Kelis Was Here.” The record opened at number ten on the Billboard 200 chart, earning Kelis a 2007 Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary R&B Album.
In case you haven’t seen it yet, Nike Golf just dropped a new Earl and Tiger Woods commercial. Tiger’s father asks him a few questions before Tiger returns to golf. Check out the video and share your thoughts in the comments. Also, you know it’s always someone waiting to crack a Tiger joke, so peep the Boondocks spoof of this video after the cut.
UPDATED: I just got off the phone with Wayne’s ex-wife Toya Johnson and she wants everyone to know that this story is completely FALSE and was made up. She told us that she hasn’t spoken to ANYONE from the media about Wayne’s situation in prison. She doesn’t know where this information came from, but it didn’t come from her…
Lil Wayne is finding ways to stay busy while serving time in prison. Â Wayne has been assigned to watch over suicidal inmates. The rapper began serving a year long prison sentence for weapons charges last month. He is housed at New York City’s Rikers Island facility in the Eric M. Taylor Center. Lil Wayne’s ex-wife, BET reality show star Antonia “Toya” Johnson, says she’s been able to talk to Wayne. Johnson says, quote,READ MORE
Nicki Minaj won’t be hitting the road with Rihanna this summer. The Young Money emcee took to her Twitter account on Wednesday to announce that she will be spending the next few months working on her debut album. She writes, quote,
“I’m sorry 2 say I will not be going out on RiRi’s tour. I’ve decided 2 use that time for the completion of my album. Hope u understand.”
A possible release date for Minaj’s first release has not been announced, but last month she debuted her first single, “Massive Attack.” Rihanna’s “Last Girl On Earth” tour – which will also include Kesha – was announced on Monday. The trek gets underway on July 2nd at the White River Amphitheatre in Seattle, Washington.
It was allergies, not a relapse, says Whitney Houston, who’s now out of the hospital and eager to return to the stage.
“I’m feeling great,” she tells sources. “I’m just ready to move on and continue my world tour.”
Hospitalized earlier this week for an upper respiratory infection, Houston postponed the first four shows of her European tour, fueling tabloid speculation that she’s in a downward drug spiral. READ MORE