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New Michael Jackson Album ‘XSCAPE’ To Be Release April 1st…

by: Taj | March 31st, 2014

It’s actually going to happen!!! Epic Records in conjunction with the Michael Jackson Estate, will release a brand new Michael Jackson album titled XSCAPE on May 31st!! L.A. Reid executively produced the album and was granted unlimited access to the treasure chest of M.J.’s unreleased material which spans over four decades of material!! Reid hand picked the tracks and teamed up with some of today’s top producers (Such as Timbaland, Rodney Jerkins, Stargate and John McClain) to “contemporize” the songs while retaining Jackson’s signature musical style. The new album will feature eight brand new recordings including the title track XSCAPE! I can’t believe I am saying this but are you ready for the new Michael Jackson studio album??!!

Australian Vacation Mega-Post!! Kylie/Madonna/Zedd News…

by: Taj | January 24th, 2014

Hey all… I’m currently on a little vacation in the land down under. AUSTRALIA BABY!! Haven’t been posting the last few days so decided to write a small mega-post on a few different articles that I wanted to post about…

#1 – Kylie Minogue Reveals New Album Title & Artwork…

It seems only fitting that my first post on my vacation would have to be about Aussie pop-princess Kylie Minogue! Have you guys seen the artwork for her new album “Kiss Me Once“?! Not only do I love the new single “Into The Blue” but the woman who’s how to serve up some good face, that’s for sure! Looking forward to the new album…

#2 – New Music: Zedd Ft Matthew Koma & Miriam Bryant – Find You…

Zedd has just unleashed his new future hit that we will all love the first 100 times we hear it then grow to loath after the 1,000,000,000th time around! Go ahead and press play to start your love-hate relationship with the future mega-hit now…

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#3 – Madonna Has Been Confirmed As A Performer At The Grammys… Find Out With Who & What Song…

So it has been officially confirmed by both The Grammys & Madonna’s camp that the Queen of Pop will be in fact performing at the televised event this Sunday! Though I’m sure both wanted to keep the details about the performance under wraps, of the LA Times music writer Gerrick D Kennedy has spilled the beans on what she will be performing and with who! Wanna know?! Find out after the jump…  Read the rest of this entry »

Kylie Minogue Reveals “Into The Blue” Lyrics….

by: Taj | January 17th, 2014

Kylie Minogue has taken to social media today to put the hype-machine into full gear for her highly anticipated new single “Into The Blue“! The Australian hit-maker posted this image of the lyrics to still unheard new tune, which were hand-written in the most impeccable in cursive (of course) and sealed it with a big red kiss. Here’s your first look at the lyrics for “Into The Blue” after the jump… Ready, set, memorize!!

I drew the smile upon my face
I paved the road that would one day leave me lonely
No angels too good to fall from grace
If she let go of whatever keeps her holy
But i’m still here holding on too tight, to everything that I left behind
I don’t care if this world is mine
Cause this is all I know
When I got my back up against the wall
Don’t need no one to rescue me
Cause I quit waiting up for no miracle
Tonight i’m running free
Into The Blue, Into The Blue
With nothing to lose, Into the blue
I’m not ashamed of all my mistakes
Cause through the wind
I still kept the fire burning
These memories that I can’t erase
Always remind me i’m on an endless journey
But i’m still here holding on too tight
To everything I left behind
I don’t care if this world is mine
Cause this is all I know
When I got my back up against the wall
Don’t need no one to rescue me
Cause I quit waiting up for no miracle
Yeah tonight i’m running free
Into the blue, into the blue
With nothing to lose
Into the blue
I’ll go where nobody knows
Wherever the wind is blowing
Even if i’m alone
When I got my back up against the wall
Don’t need no one to rescue me
Cause I quit waiting up for no miracle
Yeah tonight i’m running free
Into the blue, with nothing to lose
Into the blue

Shakira & Rihanna Look Divalicious On New Single Artwork…

by: Taj | January 9th, 2014

Check out the artwork for Shakira & Rihanna’s forthcoming duet “Can’t Remember To Forget You” via Shakira’s Facebook page. The stunning photo of the two exotic divas came with the caption;

~Only FOUR days until ‘Can’t Remember To Forget You’ with Rihanna!! Here’s the single artwork…. #soexcited

Lady Gaga Has Online Meltdown… Again…

by: Taj | January 7th, 2014

Yup, I’m breaking my no Lady Gaga rule to post this little tasty morsel. SoGaga has already had a few questionable online rants that border on “meltdown” status since the beginning of this Artpop era but none quite as brow raising and desperate as todays. I guess the lack of “applause” for most of her recent efforts has really been working her over because today she felt the need to write a letter to her fans explaining why she still hasn’t released the video for “Do What U Want” and then ended up apologizing for the Artpop era and desperately pleasing for a “another chance” to do right by them. Oh and then she called herself a “goddess”… (I’m not even gonna comment on that) Here is the apology letter in all of it’s glory;

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It is late because, just like with the Applause video unfortunately, I was given a week to plan and execute it. It is very devastating for someone like me, I devote every moment of my life to creating fantasies for you. All my my most successful videos were planned over a period of time when I was rested and my creativity was honored. Those who have betrayed me gravely mismanaged my time and health and left me on my own to damage control any problems that ensued as a result. Millions of dollars are not enough for some people. They want billions. Then they need trillions. I was not enough for some people. They wanted more. I am very grateful to the photographers and designers who have always stood by me to make sure my fans are never aware of the things that happen behind the scenes, but unfortunately after my surgery I was too sick, too tired, and too sad to control the damage on my own. My label was not aware that this was going on. The next few months of ARTPOP will truly be its beginning. Because those who did not care about ARTPOP’s success are now gone, and the dreams I have been planning can now come to fruition. Please forgive me that I did not foresee this coming, I never thought after all the years of hard work that those I called friends and partners would ever care so little at a time I needed them the most. Give me a chance to show you the meaning of seeing art all around you. Open your hearts to me again that I may show you the joy of us coming together through our talents, that we are stronger as a unit than when we are alone. Let me be for you the Goddess that I know I truly am, let me show you the visions that have been in my mind for two years. I love you. Forgive me monsters. Forgive me ARTPOP. You are my whole world.

To be honest, I feel for the woman. She had such a quick rise to fame but now she’s feeling the heat of trying to meet people’s creative expectations which she obviously doesn’t have the resources or time to deliver. She’s a victim of the self indulgent hype the machine that she created! At least we got an entertaining melt-down letter out of it. But seriously… “Goddess”?! Ha!

Shakira Teases Upcoming Rihanna Duet…

by: Taj | January 6th, 2014

It’s been a minute since we’ve gotten any new music from exotic pop starlet Shakira, but the wait is almost over and the hip shaking diva won’t be making her big return alone! Today Shakira confirmed on her Facebook page the rumored duet with Rihanna that the Internet has been buzzing about for the last few weeks and revealed the artwork for the forthcoming new single which is apparently titled “Can’t Remember To Forget You“. The highly anticipated collaboration is set to hit the airwaves on Monday January the 13th! Exciting news!! Are you ready for Shakira’s return?

Miley Cyrus Thinks She’s The Next Beyonce…

by: Taj | January 2nd, 2014

Ok, so this whole attempt to take a break from the blog while Sound Off 2.0 is being designed is not working out so well… This is the second post that I have come out of hibernation for to share with you guys. So apperently Miley Cyrus just did an interview with LOVE magazine in which the twerk-challeneged pop tart compares herself to Beyonce and claims that she’s got more game than B right now. No joke! According to reports, this is what Miley has to say about herself…

“Beyonce has been a big inspiration to me but she’s been out for such a long time. She’s so talented and I think she’s at the top of the game now but people are always looking for new blood and that’s what I bring to the game now, new blood.”

“I got the total package you know, the curves, the rhythm, and the voice. I’m just the best.”

“As Beyoncé grows in motherhood and all the crap it does to your body, it will create a vacuum for fresh young faces to rise up and no one else can properly fill that void right now. I’m the only white female singer that could fill that slot right now and do it right, you know?”

“I just feel like I was born for this time right now. I’m just the total package, you know? All things must start and end and I hope to have the same success as other icons in the game when my run is over. But for now, my run is just starting.”

I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t have a lot of love for Beyonce right now but even I can be objective enough to say that Miley has been hitting the bong a little too much lately if she’s serious with this shit talk! And what’s all this mess about people wanting “new blood”? Girl has been selling her Hana Montana hiney since she was 10 years old. Yes, she has a few hits right now (that I am a fan of) but I honestly don’t see this Miley train chugging along for much longer. She’s done a great job obtaining some attention for herself with a couple of well crafted songs along with her painfully transparent shock tactics but she just doesn’t have that certain x-factor that stars such as Rihanna, Beyonce and Madonna have… The kind she has been trying to so desperately to emulate as an obvious attempt to try to distance herself from her Hana Montana past. It’s won’t be too long before the masses start to get bored of her forced shenanigans and she’ll go back to singing duets with her dad, Billy Ray.

What do you guys think? Is Miley the next big thing next to Beyonce?

New Music: Mariah Carey – The Art Of Letting Go

by: Taj | November 11th, 2013

Mariah Carey has gone back to her roots for her new single “The Art of Letting Go” and has delivered a beautiful oulful ballad that is very reminiscent of her earlier work. I’m not sure how this song will do on the charts but I have feeling Mariah didn’t release this song looking for a huge radio hit. This sounds like something she just needed to get off her chest and put out into the universe. Take a listen to “The Art of Letting Go” and tell me if you’re feeling it…

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Sneak Peek: Christina Aguilera – We Remain (New Music)

by: Taj | September 26th, 2013

Just when my Christina Aguilera stanning was slowly winding down to a halt… She had to go and record this new song titled “We Remain” which has reignited my obsession with original dirrry diva and her impeccable vocals! The beautiful mid-tempo ballad will serve as a track on the official soundtrack for the forthcoming movie The Hunger Games: Catching Fire! Sounds AMAZING!!!! Take a listen to the preview and tell me if “We Remain” has you catching fire!

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Britney Spears Shares Pic From “Work Bitch” Video Set…

by: Taj | September 8th, 2013

Britney Spears is prepping her return to the scene and is gonna try to get you to werk it out with her new single “Work Bitch“! Miss Spears shared the following picture (posted above) from the set of the music video on her Instagram account today with the following message on her Facebook page…

Britney has been heavily criticized in her more recent efforts for not quite serving the choreography the way she use to so here’s hoping she shuts the nay sayers (including myself) down! lol I mean, with a feisty single title like “Work Bitch,” you better bring the moves to back it up! I will say this however, she looks amazing in the blurry as hell pic!! Are you guys ready for Britney to WERK YOU OUT?!

Madonna Named Highest Earning Celeb of 2013 By Forbes…

by: Taj | August 27th, 2013

The Queen of Pop Madonna has solidified once again that she still to own the thrown by being named the highest earning celebrity of 2013 by Forbes Magazine. Between her MDNA album & tour, fragrances, Material Girl clothing line and other endeavors, Madge has raked in a whopping $125 million over the last year! Over the last year, I’ve seen quite a few Internet posting on blogs/Facebook/ect proclaiming that Madonna is “a has been,” “no longer relevant” “too old” and needs to “hang it up”… I guess success is the best way to silence to the haters.

Britney Spears Countdown Begins!!

by: Taj | August 20th, 2013

Today camp Britney Spears has unleashed a countdown clock for Britney’s next project which is set to in 28 days from today, but they gave very little information as to what we’re counting down to exactly. The clock simply reads “Britney Spears” and “All Eyes On Me“. It’s too soon to speculate weather “All Eyes On Me” is working title for her new single or album, but many of her fans are dismissing the idea of it being a single title since she’s already sung those lyrics in her song “Circus“. (Not to mention the fact she also spoke the similar lyrics; “All Eyes On Us” on her collaboration “Scream & Shout”) Time will tell but the good news for all you Britney stans is that she’s right around the corner to snatch all your “roars” and “applause” for herself! And something tells me, she might just be able to do it!

Kelly Rowland & Paulina Rubio Join Cast Of US X Factor!

by: Taj | May 21st, 2013

Rumors have been circulating all week that former X Factor UK judge Kelly Rowland & Latina superstar Paulina Rubio would be replacing Britney Spears & LA Ried as the new mentors on the US version of X Factor and last night those rumors have been confirmed to be true! Check out the image above featuring the new mentors along with returning panel members Demi Levato and of course Simon Cowell.

I think it’s pretty obvious why they chose Kelly and Paulia to replace mega-star Britney & famous music mogul Reid… The producers are basically covering their basis across the music genre map to try to pull in fans of all walks of life. Demi will draw in the pop audience, Kelly the R&B/urban community and Paulia covers the latin-pop fanbase. Pretty smart actually!

This means that Simon Cowell will be the odd man out (literally) being the only male surrounded by a cast of fiery females! So how is Cowell taking to the idea of a “girl-power” panel? Apparently pretty good according this statement about his new cast-mates;

It’s taken more than a decade but I’m delighted to finally be on a panel with three girls (I think!). Paulina and Kelly both have great taste and massive experience in the music industry and together with Demi, this is going to be a fun panel. It just feels like the time to do something different.

I personally think this revised formula of mentors will end up being more beneficial for the struggling reality series in the long run than last-year’s disappointing cast which failed to produce  substantial results in ratings. (No offense Britney) I’m interested enough to watch an episode or two. How about you guys? Will you be watching the X Factor panel reboot?!

Justin Bieber Goes Into Douche-Mode After Being Booed At Billboard Awards…

by: Taj | May 20th, 2013

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Justin Bieber had a little “diva” moment last-night at the Billboard Music Awards after he was showered with cheers and boos while accepting a Mile-Stone awards that which was voted on by stans fans.

The 19 year old diva has been stirring up quite a bit of bad publicity in the past few months due to his douche-bag behavior around the globe. After last-night’s public blow to his ego, he tried his hardest to reassert himself after the booing by proclaiming to the crowd that “he thinks he’s doing a pretty good job” and that it’s about his “craft” and that he is not “a gimmick” and “should be taken seriously”… The lady doth protest too much, methinks.

He then goes on to thank Jesus Christ and busts into this insincere removal of his sunglasses and stares into the heavens as if his bro Jesus is staring back at him, winking and giving him a thumbs up! The whole cringe-worthy moment looks just as choreographed as his performance from earlier that night.

But it wasn’t only the crowd that wasn’t having it with Justin at the Billboards Awards yesterday. It looks as if his female peers (and ex-girlfriend) weren’t exactly falling all over the “Beauty & The Beat” singer either. Check out this moment of awesomeness that took place backstage…

Yup, that’s Justin going in for a kiss on the lips with ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez only to receive the infamous “I’m over you, here’s my cheek” head turn while Taylor Swift watches from the sidelines and sticks out her tongue in disgust at his failed attempt! (At least that’s what it looks like in my diabolical mind.) This is one of those times in life where I’m actually on team Taylor!

Madonna Wins Big At 2013 Billboard Music Awards

by: Taj | May 20th, 2013

After all these years in the industry at the ripe young age of 54, the Queen of pop Madonna shows no sign of slowing down. Tonight she snagged 3 awards at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards and including “top touring artist,” “top dance artist,” and “top dance album (MDNA)”. And in true Madge fashion, the “Girl Gone Wild” trotted onto stage to accept her awards wearing only high-heels, a grader with and stay-up stockings, a fur trimmed jacket and a pair of sunglasses. (notice I didn’t mention any pants or skirt.) Oh Madonna… How I love thee! I’m really enjoying this new-found interest in taking big risks and  being playful with her fashion/image lately… It’s very reminiscent of her younger years that at one point I thought was lost and gone!

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