Music News

BBC SOUND OF 2011 TASTEMAKERS / WHY WAS I NOT ASKED TO JOIN THE PANEL?

After I news about the BBC Sound of 2011 shortlist earlier this week I was curious to know the names of the pundits responsible for helping to compile this list, and found a link to this information via fellow blogger Marvin Spark’s blog. Thanks Sparks! 161 influential UK-based music critics, editors, broadcasters and bloggers helped put together the BBC Sound of 2011 list by naming their favourite new acts. The tastemakers were: Click HERE to view list. I’m happy to see the following names made it []

A&M RECORDS NOT CLOSING / DUFFY’S NEW ALBUM SELLING WELL

Several days ago I posted a story about Welsh songstress Duffy. The story which was posted on the Digital Spy website ( the original source was The Daily Star), claimed that Duffy’s label A&M (a subsidiary of Universal Music) was closing its doors due to “disappointing sales” of her sophomore album Endlessly, which was only released LAST WEEK!   I wrote that I couldn’t understand why they would label her album a flop when it was only released last week, and the []

UK MUSIC NEWS: WRETCH 32 AND JESSIE J MAKE IT ON TO THE BBC SOUND OF 2011 SHORTLIST

UK “Urban” artists, singer Jessie J and rapper Wretch 32 have made it onto the coveted BBC Sound of 2011 shortlist.  Click HERE to check out full list.     According to The Wrap Up the list was compiled by over 160 music industry figures and will be shortened to the top 5 from January 3 2011.   I can’t wait!   Also click HERE to read the Daily Telegraph’s article about the BBC Sound of 2011 Short List titled, BBC’s Sound of 2011 poll should be treated with caution.

RAPPER NELLY BLAMES LABEL FOR POOR ALBUM SALES

Rapper Nelly has blamed his label Motown Records for the poor sales of his latest album 5.0. The album has so far only sold 63,000 copies stateside. Nelly jumped on Twitter over the weekend and tweeted, A record deal is a 50/50 partnership! As an artist its your job to provide the record company with music that they can sell! Thing about the partnership is that in the public eye the responsibility is not 50/50! The artist is always the one who []

UK MUSIC NEWS: SHARDINAY RELEASES ‘OH BOY’ MERCHANDISE

Earlier this year Shardinay set the UK scene “alight” with her debut single Oh Boy. Now the “singer” hopes to extend her 15 minutes of fame by releasing Oh Boy merchandise courtesy of Vista Print. Christmas is just around the corner folks! So if you’re desperate for a Christmas present to give away click HERE to purchase.

VIBE MAGAZINE FRONT COVER (DECEMBER 2010 ISSUE) – A DELUSIONAL T.I

Source Before he returned to prison rapper T.I sat down with Vibe Magazine, came up with a bunch of excuses for his foolish behaviour, claims he is only addicted to prescription pills,  and even goes as far as comparing himself to Malcolm X, Muhammed Ali, Martin Luther King and wait for it…… JESUS CHRIST.   Also in the interview T.I says that people compare him to Tupac while others tell him he’s as good an actor as wait for it….. DENZEL WASHINGTON. I’ve heard you mention how the good that you’ve done is []

UK MUSIC: ORIE – I LOVE U (FOREVER REMIX) / MIXTAPE

UK artist Orie caused quite a stir when he was featured on Mad News earlier this year , and now the singer/rapper is back with the new single  I Love U and the mixtape  Man Behind The Illusion Vol.1 (Instrumentals). Click HERE to download mixtape and check out the single I Love You below. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?