Tuesday, July 19, 2011

New Tune: "My Moment"

She strikes again!  And not just as a cameo feature in a music video [see Katy Perry's epic "Last Friday Night (TGIF)" video]!  The now 14 year old Rebecca Black is back once again with a new song, called "My Moment."  Black sent the YouTube world ablaze with her viral video "Friday" which has since been pulled from YouTube due to copyright issues after reaching over 165 million views.  Have no fear she is back with a new song, where she is ready to tell the world it is her moment, and she's ready to grab it.  Check out the video below!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Billboard Hot 100 Top 10: July 23, 2011

1)  LMFAO "Party Rock Anthem" [featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock]

2)  Pitbull "Give Me Everything" [featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack, & Nayer]

3)  Adele "Rolling In The Deep"

4)  Katy Perry  "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)"

5)  Nicki Minaj "Super Bass"

6)  Lady Gaga "The Edge Of Glory"

7)  Lil Wayne "How To Love"

8)  OneRepublic "Good Life"

9)  Hot Chelle Rae "Tonight Tonight"

10)  Katy Perry "E.T." [featuring Kanye West]

LMFAO continues to "Party" atop the Billboard Hot 100 this week!  Along with them holding onto their position, ALL songs in the Top 6 from last week are holding onto their positions as well!  So that means no fifth consecutive # 1 for Katy Perry's "Friday" yet, nor rebounds from former #1's by Adele or Pitbull.  Gaga is still trying to edge her way back into the charts upper tier.  "Glory" peaked at number 3 upon its digital release, but hasn't proved to have enough steam to give Gaga another # 1 single as its decreasing on the iTunes Top singles chart as well!  While "Super Bass" is still trying to become Minaj's first # 1 single.  Last weeks bottom three positions each move up a position: Lil Wayne's "Love" (8-7), OneRepublic with "Good Life" (9-8), and Hot Chelle Rae's "Tonight Tonight," (10-9).  Which forces Perry's second Top 10 entry, former # 1 "E.T.", to fall 7-10 in it's 22nd chart week.
What's your prediction for next weeks Top 10?  Thoughts about this weeks, drop a comment below!

Check out the music video for the # 2 song in the country this week "Give Me Everything" below!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

UPDATE: Find Out Jennifer Lopez's Upcoming 'Today Show' Announcement Here First!

So as I posted before Jennifer Lopez is set to make an announcement tomorrow on NBC's The Today Show.  Well I am pretty sure the announcement is not in regards to American Idol, or an upcoming tour,  But I am happy to say fans may be excited!  Find out what Miss Lopez will be announcing before her official announcement  below!

Billboard Hot 100 Top 10: July 16, 2011

Here's how this weeks Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 made out:

1) LMFAO "Party Rock Anthem" [featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock]

2) Pitbul "Give Me Everything" [featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer]

3) Adele "Rolling In The Deep"

4) Katy Perry "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)"

5) Nicki Minaj "Super Bass"

6) Lady Gaga "The Edge Of Glory"

7) Katy Perry "E.T." [featuring Kanye West]

8) Lil Wayne "How To Love"

9) OneRepublic "Good Life"

10) Hot Chelle Rae "Tonight Tonight"

LMFAO, Lauren Bennett, and GoonRock grab their first Hot 100 # 1 single with "Party Rock Anthem," moving 3-1 and knocking "Give Me Everything," by Pitbull down to number 2.  Adele's seven week former # 1 "Rolling" falls to number 3.  Katy Perry stalls at number 4 this week with "Last Night," and number 7 with her fourth consecutive (former) # 1 "E.T."  Nicki Minaj clenches onto her number 5 spot with first top five single as a lead act with "Super Bass" this week while "The Edge Of Glory" stays at number 6 trying to get Lady Gaga back into the Top tier.  Minaj's mentor Lil Wayne reaches the number 8 with his Pop R&B flavored "How To Love."  Two bands enter the Top 10 this week, as One Republic jumps 18-9 with their latest "Good Life," which becomes their second highest charting single after 2007s "Apologize" with Timbaland hit number two.  Hot Chelle Rae hold down number 10 after "Tonight" jumped up from number 13.

What's your prediction for next weeks Top 10?  Thoughts about this weeks, drop a comment below!

Throwback Tune: "Back That Azz Up"

Back in the late 1990s Cash Money's biggest artist wasn't Lil Wayne, instead it was his labelmate Juvenile.  His 1999 hit single "Back That Azz Up" (edited as "Back That Thang Up") managed to peak at number 19 on the Billboard Hot 100 and even featured a pint sized Lil Wayne and along with Mannie Fresh on the track.  "Back That," was released as the second single from his now 4x platinum 1998 album 400 Degreez.

Take a listen to the song, you'll definitely remember it, and you may even be surprised that Lil Wayne was featured until he pops up rapping his verse near the songs outro.  Wayne even shouts out "CMB make you drop it like its hot," in reference to Cash Money Billionaires, which Wayne currently reps as YMCMB-Young Money Cash Money Billionaires, in relation to the Young Money Entertainment imprint.

Were you feeling "Back That Azz Up," Juvenile, or Lil Wayne back in the late 90s, drop a comment below!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Jennifer Lopez Announcement Monday

Jennifer Lopez is set to hit NBC's The Today Show, this Monday to make an announcement with iHeartRadio.  Hmmm, seems like the announcement would be in regards to her plans for 2012, right? (Lets hope the announcement isn't something minor in relation to iHeart Radio!)  Which most likely would be rejoining Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler on the 11th season judging panel of American Idol, or who knows, maybe a tour?  Well we will have to wait and see on Monday.  Although with NBC's The Voice becoming such a big hit, wouldn't it make an announcement in regards to Idol, whether staying on or leaving, seem kind of out of place?
Well, in other Jennifer Lopez news, while Lopez was on HSN to promote her new fragrance, it was announced that the Latin tinged dance tune "Papi" will serve as the official third single for her new album Love?.  Also with the possibility of a dual fourth single being released at the same time.  Bring us a super hot video for "Papi," Jen!  What do you think JLo's official announcement will be?  Are you feeling "Papi" as a single?  Drop a comment below!


What Do The Black Eyed Peas Have In Store For The Future?

Been wondering if the Black Eyed Peas were going to continue on releasing new singles from their current album The Beginning, or release another album later this year? Well it has been announced by will.i.am via [his official] Twitter that the Black Eyed Peas, will definitely be taking a break before their next album. See exactly what Will had to say:
The will take a break after the beginning...just like we did from monkey business to the e.n.d...but it doesn't mean we stop creating

So Will definitely wants the Black Eyed Peas fans to know that the group is not breaking up, or at least that they will still remain co-collaborators. Although it makes you wonder if the Peas will be able to take a lengthy break as they did between Monkey Business [2005], and The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) [2009], and still come back strong. I surely do hope so, but you must also take into consideration they will all be 4 years older (around 40), and the mainstream music scene will once again be completely different. Will they be able to takeover the Pop charts and rule as they did so effortlessly in 2009? What do you think? Leave comments below!

One thing is for sure-a break from the Black Eyed Peas means one of two things for defining member Fergie. She would either take the time to settle down with her husband, actor Josh Duhamel, and maybe have a baby as the media has been speculating over the years. Or she could make a ton of Fergie fans happy by releasing her long awaited followup album to her debut solo CD, 2006's The Dutchess. What do you think or want Fergie to do? Leave comments below!


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Ashanti Single Due Out Soon!

While Ashanti was at the BET Awards, she said in an interview that a new single was to be released and coming sooner than you think. The time frame given then was 2-3 weeks. Which would make the release as soon as soon as July 12th, and as late as July 19th-seeing as though music is normally released on Tuesdays.
Ashanti in the studio with singer songwriter Rico Love.
The single is speculated to be something uptempo, so one can only hope it continues to be that groundbreaking sound that was loved by so many on the Rock/guitar driven "Only U." Bring on July 19th! Are you hyped for Ashanti's return? I'm curious to know, drop a comment below!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Beyonce '4' Album Review

This past Tuesday saw the release of Beyonce's fourth studio album, aptly titled 4, a number near and dear to Beyonce's heart (birthday, wedding date, etc). The album was preceded by the first two singles, the heavily sampled ("Pon De Floor") track, "Run The World (Girls)" and "Best Thing I Never Had," which sounded as if it were an "Irreplaceable" Part II, minus Ne-Yo in exchange for Babyface. Both singles failed to generate the standard buzz Beyonce is known to bring come album release/buzz period. Still Columbia Records continued with the original scheduled release date of June 28th, 2011.

Overall the album is filled with too many ballads and mid-tempo songs, which isn't what you'd expect from Beyonce. Especially given the album's near suggestive cover, and the albums club ready lead single. Earlier reports were made and stated the album would have more of an experimental, undefinable genre wise sound. It's safe to say this album misses that mark completely! Not one song from this album really has a sound that forces Beyonce out of her comfort zone to a strong degree.

Not to mention with a summer release date, and the name Beyonce fronting the project... you tend to want a good deal of music that is summer ready-danceable, catchy tunes. Well, one thing is for sure, Beyonce did try to go against the grain and release an album, outside of the heavily exploited Dance Pop/Electronic/Electro Pop genre which radio is currently eating up--maybe that's why her singles haven't been quick radio successes (as past Beyonce singles have)! PLEASE COMMENT below, I'd love to hear what you think about Beyonce's new album even if you do not agree with me!

Billboard.com Posts My Tweet!

This made me ecstatic. Billboard doesn't know how big of a deal it was for me to see that my Tweet review of Jennifer Lopez's album Love? made the Top 5 to be chosen and posted on their site. Thanks so much Billboard.com! *Click on image to enlarge, or click the link and you can view the page your self !

This Weeks Hot 100 #1 Prediction

It almost seems obvious after the stride it's had so far. It seems pretty much solid that LMFAO will receive their first Billboard Hot 100 number 1 single along with Lauren Bennett & GoonRock. The hit single "Party Rock Anthem," is definitely on it's way to the charts peak position.

Now it will be something if the party anthem will be able to hold off Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" from achieving a feat only Michael Jackson has achieved so far (Five # 1 singles from one album)! I doubt they'll be able to hold off the unstoppable Perry, but we will see in time!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Pitbull Finally Hits Number 1!

Pitbull has finalyl managed to reach the top of the Billboard Hot 100! This past week, "Give Me Everything" [featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack, & Nayer] managed to snag the top position away from Adele's long runnign number 1, "Rolling In The Deep."

Definiely is deserved by Pitbull. Since hitting number 1, "Give Me Everything" marks the highest charting single for Pitbull on the Hot 100, ahead of his 2009 smash hit, "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)," which peaked at number 2.

Back To Blogging!

Trying to revive this blog and make it a little more like it used to be. Look forward to more posts, opinions, and inside looks of my journey from being a college student to a music industry mogul. Well that of course is the goal. Stay tuned for the new updates!

It definitely is about time, isn't it!