Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Madonna Drops Album

Why she chooses to pose in this picture with her legs open at the age of 50 I have no idea. ANYWAYS Madonna dropped her album "Hard Candy" on April 29(yesterday) in the U.S. We shall she if she still "has it". Can she dethrone Mariah on the charts is the question! Here are the track listings:

1. "Candy Shop"
2. "4 Minutes" (featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland)
3. "Give It 2 Me"
4. "Heartbeat"
5. "Miles Away"
6. "She's Not Me"
7. "Incredible"
8. "Beat Goes On" (featuring Kanye West)
9. "Dance 2night"
10. "Spanish Lesson"
11. "Devil Wouldn't Recognize You"
12. "Voices"

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Faith Evans Spotted Out And About With The Kids!

Faith Evans spotted at the airport with her two kids Ryan(1) and Christopher Jr(11). It's just amazing to see Christopher looks so much like his father(Biggie).

Monday, April 28, 2008

Micheal Jackson Kicks His Kids Out Of The Studio

Micheal Jackson has banned his children from the studio. Paris(10), Prince Michael II(6) and Prince Micheal(11) must stay away. Sources close to Micheal have said that he doesn't want distractions while finishing up his album. He also mentioned that he doesn't want any relationships. Well, maybe back a few years ago he should have had this mindset and banned those kids from "Neverland" it would have helped him avoid a lot of drama, stress and court appearances! Just my two cents.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Cassie Says "What's Up?"

Singer Cassie greets her fans on myspace. Well she did make it big from myspace, so it's nice to stay in touch. She's getting her choreography together for the video "Official Girl". Hopefully her dancing skills have taken a step up from the past, we shall see.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Michelle Williams Video Shoot

Here is Michelle on the set of her new video "We Break The Dawn"

To Listen(We Break The Dawn)

Friday, April 25, 2008

Remembering Lisa Nicole Lopez[Left Eye]

Today Lovenheartmusic remembers Lisa aka Left Eye who died on April 25th 2002. Lisa...what can I say, she was the rock of TLC. The energy that she brought to the group can never be regained. It was just something about her that made her stand out. Lisa wasn't afraid to step out and be herself. When no one else would she did. I watched her documentary from Honduras that she filmed right before her death and it was the most moving thing I've ever seen. It just seems as if she knew her life was about to change, she literally seen her own death. That documentary tells SO MUCH. She really shows you who "Lisa" is behind the fame and all the negative characteristics people insisted that she had. I watched up until the end to just a few seconds before the accident, that was one of the hardest parts to watch just because I knew at that point her life was over.

It is just truly an amazing film. It really allows you to see who she really was. Much love to Chilli and Tionne(remaining members of TLC) they have showed a lot of strength since the passing of Left Eye and have really tried to unite the fans to help coupe with her death. She showed the world that her life was completely different from what they saw through their eyes. Thanks Lisa for all the years of great music and memories.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Carly Smithson Says Goodbye To American Idol

Well America decided that it was time for Carly to go. She was voted off last night I haven't been watching a lot of American Idol although I do remember seeing a few of her performances. Carly was a pretty good singer, I disagree with America. Tune in next week to see who will be voted off. Brooke White no doubt!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Mariah Has Done It AGIAN!

I recently reported a few weeks ago that she passed Elvis with having the most #1 singles with the release of "Touch My Body". Well she's back to hit us with a #1 album on the pop charts. If you are an artist that has previously made history on the billboard charts your spot is NOT safe.
Mariah is not the one to be messed with!

For more on this "Mariah Takeover"

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

So You Think You Can Dance?

I know they can! This routine was just HOTNESS they did a good job, and I love all the song choices. Take a look!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Ne-Yo Is Bored

R&B Singer Ne-Yo is switching up! He claims to now be bored with urban music. In a statement to Billboard he says, "I can't do just straight urban music no more, because to be completely honest with you, I'm a little bored with it. I'm just moving with what music excites me now." His third album is set to be released in June. I'm excited to hear what he is planning for this album.

Whatever Ne-Yo decides to do I'm right behind him, as long as he doesn't mention he's taking the retirement road like the rest of these lying artists.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Kanye West(Photo Of The Week)

Kanye rockin the Erkel glasses!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Day 26 vs Danity Kane

Day 26 is the loser, Danity Kane wins! Well we have to give Day 26 some props because they DID take the #1 spot the first week. I'm sorry to report but their album sales of 190,000 just wasn't enough to knock DK out of the ring(sold 236,000 albums first week). I'm not even going to get into album sales as of right now because DK has applied the TKO, SMACKDOWN!

"They got out the first week when everyone was anticipating," explains Mike. "That's why they got more sales than us. People got a little broke and then the next week we came out, they ain't have no money."

What a thoughtful excuse from Mike. Maybe it was just too much girl power. HA!

Both Day 26 and DK have a lot of respect for each other and they battled hard. I personally think Day 26 has the better album, just my opinion. Congratulations to the both of them but I think it's safe to say DK all the way!

Friday, April 18, 2008

R&B Singer Ashanti :Prepared To Re-Claim Her Spot

She's back! Hopefully this time she'll stay on track. After all the issues that surrounded her record label "Murder Inc" she made it through! Her new single "The Way That I Love You" is a great comeback song. Her up-and-coming album "The Declaration" will hit stores June 3. She's also stepping away a bit from the "INC" grabbing some different producers. She's bringing aboard Pharrell, Robin Thicke, and Jermaine Dupri. I think they will add a unique-like vibe to her album, I can't wait to hear it. She is also set to release a book titled "Ashanti Style", so look out for that. She has grown a lot, made a few changes, and I think she's going to stick around for the long ride!

FIERCE!! This is the "I'm back, now what!" pose.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Too Fly!

R&B Singer Mario seen here with actor Evan Ross at L.A. Lakers game, with the hater blockers on!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Beyonce Plans To Retire

Their are talks around the industry of Beyonce planning to retire. Her cousin told New York Daily News that her up and coming album will be her last. She plans to be a scout for Jay-Z's new label "The Carter Music Group" Looks like she's taking a page out of Jay-Z's book with all the talks of retirement. Even if she does retire is she going to STAY retired, doubt it. I'll believe it when I see it.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Bill Cosby Releasing A Hip Hop album?

Bill Cosby is 70-years old and now out of the blue he wants to be in the music business. He claims that his album will be different from the music we hear today(a different type of message). The album is titled "Cosby Narratives Vol. 1: State of Emergency", it will be releasing next month. More than likely it will be some sort of "build up your self-esteem" or giving advice type album. I think the hip hop community has had enough of that thanks to Lyfe Jennings S.E.X. that surprisingly became one of the most played songs, hopefully some youths benefited from it but I seriously doubt it. These days doing the wrong thing is basically the "thing to do". It's hard to get that type of message out, because we have so many artists showing everyone how to do the wrong thing. The truth is that type of music will sell vs putting out a song delivering a positive message. I think hip hop could use some positivity but Bill I think it will be a waste!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Worst Dress Artist Of The Week

I decided to give the award to Lil Mama for looking a complete unnecessary MESS! I think she got a little too loose when she decided to put this on!

Neo-Soul Singer Erykah Badu Back On The Scene!

Erykah Badu is back with a new release titled "New Amerykah: Part One (4th World War)" which is one of the series of albums from the New Amerykah. She's also going on tour. Here are the tour dates!

Sat-April-19 Moscow, Russia B-1 Maximum
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Sun-May-04 Detroit, MI Fox Theater w/ THE ROOTS
2211 Woodward Ave Detroit, MI 48201

Mon-May-05 Toronto, Canada Massey Hall
178 Victoria Street Toronto, ON M5B 1T7

Tue-May-06 Montreal, Canada Jacques Cartier Parkw/ THE ROOTS
Kinf St. and Jacques Cartier Street Sherbrooke, QC J1E 1G9

Thu-May-08 Boston, MA Orpheum Theater w/ THE ROOTS
1 Hamilton Pl Boston, MA 02108

Fri-May-09 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall w/ THE ROOTS
1260 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10020

Sat-May-10 Baltimore, MD Pier Six Pavilion w/ THE ROOTS
731 Eastern Avenue Baltimore, MD 21202

Sun-May-11 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theater
69th and Ludlow St. Upper Darby, PA 19082

Wed-May-14 Washington, DC Constitution Hall w/ THE ROOTS
1776 D St NW Washington, DC 20006

Thu-May-15 Washington, DC Constitution Hall w/ THE ROOTS
1776 D St NW Washington, DC 20006

Fri-May-16 Norfolk, VA Chrysler Hall w/ THE ROOTS
215 St. Pauls Blvd. Norfolk, VA 23510

Sat-May-17 Greensboro, NC Special Events Center w/ THE ROOTS
1921 West Lee Street Greensboro, NC 27403

Sun-May-18 Richmond, VA Landmark Theater w/ THE ROOTS
6 N Laurel St. Richmond, VA 23220

Tue-May-20 Boca Raton, FL Mizner Park Amphitheater w/ THE ROOTS
Boca Raton, FL

Wed-May-21 San Juan, PR Coliseum of Puerto Rico Tom Joyner Show w/ John Legend
500 Calle Arterial B San Juan, PR 00919

Fri-May-23 Atlanta, GA Fox Theater w/ THE ROOTS
66 Peachtree St Atlanta, GA 39901

Sat-May-24 Montgomery, AL Jubilee City Festival
300 Bibb St. Montgomery, AL 36104

Sun-May-25 Aruba Soul Beach Music Festival

Tue-May-27 Nashville, TN Andrew Jackson Hall w/ THE ROOTS
505 Dederick St. Nashville, TN 37219

Wed-May-28 Memphis, TN Orpheum Theater
203 South Main st. Memphis, TN 38173

Thu-May-29 St. Louis, MO Fox Theater w/ THE ROOTS
527 North Grand Blvd Saint Louis, MO 63101

Fri-May-30 Chicago, IL Chicago Theater w/ THE ROOTS
175 N State St. Chicago, IL 60601

Sat-May-31 Chicago, IL Chicago Theater w/ THE ROOTS
175 N State St. Chicago, IL 60601

Mon-Jun-02 Denver, CO Fillmore w/ THE ROOTS
1510 Clarkson St. Denver, CO 80218

Tue-Jun-03 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot w/ THE ROOTS
13 North 400 West Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Thu-Jun-05 Redmond, WA Marymoor Amphitheater w/ THE ROOTS
6046 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy. NE Redmond, WA 98052

Fri-Jun-06 Vancouver, Canada Commodore Ballroom
868 Granville St. Vancouver, BC V6 1K3

Sun-Jun-08 Oakland, CA Paramount Theater w/ THE ROOTS
2025 Broadway Oakland, CA 94612

Tue-Jun-10 San Diego, CA Humphreys w/ THE ROOTS
2241 Shelter Island Drive San Diego, CA 92106

Thu-Jun-12 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theater w/ THE ROOTS
2700 North Vermont Los Angeles, CA 90027

Fri-Jun-13 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South Las Vegas, NV 89119

Sat-Jun-14 Phoenix, AZ Mesa Amphitheater w/ THE ROOTS
201 North Center Street Mesa, AZ 85201

Sun-Jun-15 Albuquerque , NM Kiva Auditorium w/ THE ROOTS
401 Second St. Albuquerque, NM 87102

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Second Anniversary Of Rapper Proof's Death

Proof(whose real name is Deshaun Holton) from D-12 was shot and killed April 11, 2006. Last Friday marked the second anniversary of his death. Fans and family held a candlelit vigil in Detroit. Proof was killed involving an argument at the CCC Club on East Eight Mile Road. He is and will always be missed by tons of fans and loved ones.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Rihanna and Oliver(Photo Of The Week)

Rihanna seen here with her pooch Oliver(or DJ) in LA on Friday.

Kelly Rowland and LaLa Video Blog From Denver

R&B Singer Kelly Rowland and LaLa from MTV are seen here on April 6th in Denver with talks about their plans! I'll let them tell you. Take a look!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Alicia Keys Photoshoot(Blender Magazine)

Alicia Keys will be on front of the new issue of "Blender" magazine. Here are a few shots from the photo shoot. Glamorous, Go Alicia!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz(Fall Out Boy) are Engaged

Well, another Beyonce and Jay-Z fairy tale. The marriage bug is just biting everybody. Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz are engaged. They have been together since 2006. It seems they had a few rumors out early about the two being engaged, but nothing really confirmed. Unlike Jay-Z and B, they are more then happy to broadcast their engagement to the public. The last time I've really seen Ashlee in the news was when she got busted for lip syncing on SNL, I'm glad this news is better! She seems to be on the right track and doing well, good for her!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Mary Ida Vandross has passed[Confirmed]

I got word of this story early yesterday and made a post about it, but wasn't quite sure about the situation. Mrs. Vandross has be sick for a while and in a coma. She died yesterday. Her son Luther Vandross passed in 2005. He was such a remarkable singer, a legend. My heart goes out to the family.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Mother Of Late Singer Luther Vandross Dies?

This story is new to my knowledge so I can't really make a complete post on it but I'll keep you updated. I don't know the whole story behind this nor how true this is but I've heard Ida Vandross has just died today! Don't quote me on anything but I'll update later. RIP to Bob Marley's mother, I will update you on that also because she just passed Tuesday.

Throwback Artists Of The Month...Hi-Five!

If you are 18 years or younger, there's a possibility that you don't remember these guys. Hi-Five was a music group that formed in 1990, out of Waco Texas. They were a very successful group. Their biggest singles "I Like The Way(Kissing Game)" and "I Can't Wait Another Minute" topped the charts. Well for those of you who know this group, I'm quite sure you're wondering what the hell happened to them! Well, the group members are name Rodrick Clark, Toriano Easley, Tony Thompson, Marcus Sanders and Russell Neal. Before the second album was released Easley left the group. In 1994 the entire group decided to call it quits. Later Thompson decided to release his own solo project. The group made a comeback in 2005 with four new members and they released an album in 2006 titled "The Return". This story also has a very sad ending. Tony passed away in 2007 from inhaling air conditioner fumes. The group achieved so much in such a short time. Much love to Hi-Five(the originals)

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Artist of the Week goes to Usher!

Artist of the Week goes to USHHEERR!He got away from us for a while, got married, had a baby and now he's back. His current single is "Love In The Club" and he has an album dropping May 27th. Here's one of his(throwback) live performances with Beyonce.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Rapper 50 Cent Sued By Ex

Gorilla face 50 Cent is at it again people. Ex girlfriend Shaniqua Tompkins says 50 is trying to kick her and their 10-year old son out of the house! This is a house that he originally purchased for the two of them. The lawsuit filed accuses 50 of breaching his contract and unjust enrichment. The house was originally supposed to be put in her name, but when it was time to close the deal 50 Cent decided to put it in his name instead. Evicting her would mean putting his son out also. Dummy!

Kelly Clarkson to sing for Pope Benedict XVI on April 19

Kelly Clarkson winner of the first ever season of American Idol will sing for the Pope who will be making a six day visit to the U.S. this month. She also will be performing at a youth rally as St. Joseph's Seminary in Yonkers on April 19. Statement from Clarkson: “I was so excited to be asked to sing for the pope I grew up singing church music, and it’s always been a dream of mine to perform Ave Maria. To have that dream come true on such a special occasion is truly a blessing.”

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Album Releases

Here are a few albums that will be released this month!

"Lyfe Change" Lyfe Jennings(April 29)

"All I Feel" Ray J(April 8)

"Shine" Estelle(April 29)

"A Womans Touch Vol 1" Angela Johnson(April 8)

"Raven-Symone" Raven-Symone(April 29)

"Spirit" Leona Lewis(April 8)

"Super Hits" Tyrese(April 15)

"Live From Philadelphia"(CD/DVD) John Legend(April 8)

"E=MC(2)" Mariah Carey(April 8)

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Rumors of Bow Wow Dating Ashley from Reality Show College Hill

Rumors, rumors, can't live life without them. First Bow Wow and Omarion have been said to be gay, and dating. This time the rumors aim at Ashley from reality show College Hill(Atlanta) and Bow Wow. It was said that the two were dating, which they both have denied. According to a statement released by Ashley she says,"The rumors are false. Bow Wow and I went out a few times as friends several years ago, but it was nothing more than that," Ashley R. In a statement released by BET she said "We did not date then and we're not dating now. My boyfriend Michael and I have been together for over a year now. We are very much in love and remain deeply committed to one another. Like I said on the show, there will be no cheating. Our relationship is true, and no rumor can change that." Those statements were made earlier but(don't quote me on this) I heard she flipped the story around and clearly stated Bow Wow was gay after previously announcing that he wasn't! Seems like he called her out of her name, which may have led to her changing her story. So, the drama continues, I'll keep you updated!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Jay-Z and Beyonce To Wed?

Jay-Z and Beyonce have been dating for six years, and it's said that the two applied for a marriage license on Tuesday in New York. Jay-Z supposable purposed to Beyonce last May. The marriage license is said to be valid for 60 days. The marriage should be official by tomorrow. It's very clear that neither Jay-Z nor Beyonce wants their relationship publicized. They have been denying being in a relationship for years now. Maybe if they just came out with it, the media wouldn't put so much focus on them, just my two cents. Well congrads to them.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

R&B Group Dru-Hill and Sisqo News

I know you are probably wondering where midget Sisqo is. The guy that jumps all around stage doing flips and gets all out of breath then tries to sing, yep that's him! Well the group he is or WAS apart of is called Dru-Hill. They recently got back together and then within 10 minutes of the reunion broke up again, which was pointless. As for Sisqo who knows what "silver head" or "red head" is up to, after "Thong Song" he just fell off the map. I've recently heard he was suppose to be on a CMT TV series called "Gone Country", so tune in to the show and see what he's up to!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Singer Mariah Carey Makes History

Mariah Carey has yet ANOTHER number #1 single on the Billboard. If you are reading this please don't act like it's a surprise to know that she just made history, come on people it's Mariah! :P Do you know how many #1 singles she has had!? 18! She just surpassed Elvis in having the most #1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100. "Touch My Body" is her current single and by no surprise it is one of the hottest songs in the country. Last time I checked she had the top spot on 106 and park, she's also on the TRL countdown, so she's taking over all of the video top spots too. AHHH!! It's the MARIAH TAKE OVER!! Oh not to forget her album EMC2 drops April 12. So who's doing it better then Mariah right now? *starts singing Alicia Keys* "No One!, No One! Nooo Onnneee!" Mariah Quote: "For me, in my mind the accomplishment is just that much sweeter," she said. "In terms of my ethnicity, always feeling like an outsider, always feeling different ... for me it's about saying, 'Thank you Lord, for giving me the faith to believe in myself when other people had written me off.'"

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Danity Kane(New Video) "Damaged"

Danity Kane is making news in this blog again today. I forgot to post their video yesterday, so here it is today. They currently have the #1 pop album in the country, I just think Diddy did an amazing job with this group unlike the past group(Da Band). No disrespect but I think they were destined to fail from the beginning. Danity Kane is much successful and congrads to them! Here is their new video "Damaged".

R &B Singers Ne-Yo and Alicia Keys Going on Tour!

That's right people Alicia Keys and Ne-Yo are going on tour! Here are the tour dates and locations.

April 19 - Hampton, VA @ Hampton Coliseum
April 21 - Philadelphia, PA @ Liacouras Center
April 22 - Pittsburgh, PA @ PetersonEvents Center
April 24 - Cleveland, OH @ Wolstein Center CSU
April 26 - Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
April 27 - St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade
April 30 - Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
May 1 - Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
May 4 - Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
May 5 - Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
May 7 - San Diego, CA @ Sports Arena
May 9 - Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Garden Arena
May 10 - San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion
May 11 – Sacramento, CA @ Arco Arena
May 15 - Memphis, TN @ FedEx Forum
May 18 - Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
May 22 - New Orleans, LA @ Superdome
May 24 - Tampa, FL @ Times Forum
May 25 - Miami, FL @ AA Arena
May 28 - Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
May 30 - Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
May 31 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Mark Etess Arena
June 3 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
June 5 – Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena
June 6 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
June 7 - Chicago, IL @ AllState Arena
June 11 - Boston, MA @ TD Banknorth Garden
June 13 - Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
June 15 - Baltimore, MD @ 1st Mariner Arena
June 17 - Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
June 18 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden