Fans went crazy over the 6 second promo Wednesday, but they were unsure what was going to happen. Then today she released her new Pepsi Commercial “Mirrors” which featured the song “Grown Woman,”which was produced by Timbaland and now everyone wants the whole song. The wait is over… Read more inside. Read More »
Atlanta hip-hop superstarÂ FutureÂ has taken over the airwaves with hit single, â€œTurn On The Lights,â€Â produced by Mike Will (Juicy Jâ€™s “Bandz A Make Her Dance.”) The single is currently atÂ #1 onÂ Mediabase Urban Mainstream Chart.Â Read More »
Lil Twist has yet to release his debut, but he says Hollywood is already knocking on his door. The Young Money rapper tells Billboard he’s “got a few scripts on the table,” including a voice-over project he’s particularly interested in. But while fans can look forward to seeing Lil Twist on the big screen sometime in the near future, he says music is still his main priority. Read More »
Engaged to rapper Wiz Khalifa accepted Billboards top honors as Billboard’s Top New Artist. The rapper picked up the award at Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. Read More »
Bobby Brown is scheduled to appear on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” today in syndication. The R&B singer recently announced his plans to release a new solo album — his first in 14 years — titled “Masterpiece.” Due out on June 5th, Brown recently told “Billboard” that he hopes to “bridge the gap between the good old R&B and R&B of today” with the album. He said he wanted to create a body of work that will take listeners on a musical journey. Read More »
Monica is making the biggest splash on this week’s Billboard 200 chart. The R&B diva’s latest album, “New Life,” opens at number four with first-week sales of 69-thousand. The record gives “Monica” her fifth straight top ten album. Her only release not to make the top ten was 1995′s “Miss Thang.” Monica’s lone trip to the top of the chart came in 2003 with her record “After the Storm.” Coming in one spot ahead of “New Life” on this week’s list is Nicki Minaj’s sophomore effort “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.” Read More »
Fans “looking” for new Usher music will be able to satisfy their search this summer. Billboard says the R&B superstar will be releasing his seventh studio effort “Looking For Myself” on June 12th. The record will feature Usher’s current single “Climax,” as well as production from Jim Jonsin, Rico Love, Max Martin and Salaam Remi. “Looking For Myself” will be Usher’s follow-up to 2010′s “Raymond v. Raymond,” which has sold more than one-million copies. The record also produced the hits “OMG” and “Lil Freak.” Check out the video below.. Read More »
Well, well, well, seems like there’s a Queen Bee somewhere buzzing around NYC with smiles all over her face as she sits and reads Billboard Magazine Rachet Reviews on Nicki Minaj’s Roman Reloaded reviews. Poor Nicki, is this the beginning of an end? At least we know Nicki Minaj has 1 million reasons from Pepsi not to care.
Nicki Minaj’s new album, “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded,” may not be faring much better in the fan music critic eyes and according to Billboard, the album is just as schizophrenic as Minaj and her two alter egos — and that’s not a compliment.Â Nicki Minaj may have hit a commercial home run with her new single “Starships,” but that doesn’t mean the critics are as obsessed as her fans. In fact, Billboard.com thinks that Minaj’s new pop sound may alienate “a good chunk of her core to focus on singing instead of imaginative rhymes.”
In short, Minaj spends more time exploring her musical identity on “Roman Reloaded” than she does perfecting one, which makes the album sound bloated and rushed.
Indeed, the first half of “Roman Reloaded” is the sound of Minaj doing a victory lap – already established enough in hip-hop to compete with her male counterparts, she leaves plenty of room for guests like Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Drake, and Chris Brown to take the mic. This time around, however, she seems to have her sights set on competing with Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga and Madonna, based on the album’s pop-heavy second half. If you thought her David Guetta single “Turn Me On” was a major departure last summer, get ready for five more songs that sound pretty much exactly like that.
You Be The Judge
Lil Wayne’s incredibly successful 2011 was very good to his bank account. The hip-hop superstar checks in at number five on Billboard’s list of music’s Top 40 Money Makers with just over 23-million dollars. Weezy can credit a large part of his financial success to his hit album “Tha Carter Four.” The record posted the second-biggest sales week of the year with 964-thousand copies sold.
Lil Wayne also sold more than 12-million digital songs thanks to hits like “Six Foot, Seven Foot,” “How to Love,” and “She Will.” Life on the road was also good to Wayne, as his “I Am Still Music” tour pulled in 44-point-seven-million dollars. Wizzy fans check out WayneHQ
Other artists making Billboard’s list include Rihanna at number 22, Usher at number 30, and Kanye West at number 39. Pop-country superstar Taylor Swift tops all artists with earnings over of more than 35-million dollars.
Here’s the top 10… Read More »