Several days ago I posted a blog announcing the news that 90s R&B group Blackstreet would be performing at The Sunday Show on the 26 December (Boxing Day). Also on the bill is the talented Ayo aka MC Darke aka “I’m young and I’m black, surrounded by crack” who appears in the Channel 4 documentary The Family. And it was announced today that the equally talented Silky who appeared as a contestant on the ITV 1 dating game show Take Me Out […]
Digital Spy reports that ‘Team UK” rapper Tinie Tempah is not ready to sign to a US label. On whether he had agreed a US deal with the Hip-Hop mogul Jay-Z, told M Is For Music, “I’ve just been here in America doing quite a few things actually, and none of them has been that. “D’ya know what – at this moment in time I’m just concentrating on what I’m doing. What Jay-Z has achieved for himself is incredible and if I could […]
Rapper Ja Rule has been sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty today to driving with a loaded gun after a concert in 2007. Click HERE to read more. No comment….
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 […]
The LEGEND that is Prince paid a surprise to The View yesterday armed with tickets to his Welcome 2 America tour at Madison Square Garden. The man doesn’t age.
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 “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 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 […]
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.