Music News

TONI BRAXTON GETS HER OWN “REALITY” SHOW

Songstress Toni Braxton will appear in her own “reality” TV show. Braxton Family Values will debut on Bravo later on this year in the US. Singer Faith Evans will also appear in her own “reality” show this year. Click here to read all about it. Has it really come this ladies??? I love you both but the days of “reality” show vehicles reigniting careers has long since past.

FORMER MILLI VANILLI STAR SAYS ‘FAKERS’ DOMINATE THE INDUSTRY

Via Digital Spy Fabrice Morvan, one half of the duo who sparked outrage in 1990 when it emerged that they had used session vocalists to sing their tracks, insisted that modern acts are similarly fraudulent with their music. The star pointed to lip-synching during live concerts and studio technology such as vocal auto-tuners as examples to back up his point. He told USA Today: “It’s not about being authentic anymore, it’s about [being] entertaining.” Milli Vanilli were forced to return the Grammy []

RECORD LABEL DECIDES TO SUE JILL SCOTT

Jill Scott is in hot water with her former record label. The singer apparently just upped and left Hidden Beach Records but is still contractually required to deliver three more albums. Via The Hollywood Reporter The lawsuit is unusually detailed in its description of the small label’s close relationship with Scott. She clearly was the center of attention for McKeever. The complaint alleges he paid her million-dollar advances when he wasn’t required to, allowed her to keep merchandising revenue, paid $450,000 to fund a concert DVD []

UK MUSIC NEWS: CHERYL COLE SINGS HER HEART OUT FOR HAITI

The “nations sweetheart” Cheryl Cole took time out of her busy schedule last week to lay down vocals for charity single Everybody Hurts, which will aim to raise money for the victims of the Haiti earthquake. Click HERE to view pics of Alexandra Burke, Susan Boyle, a “serious” looking Cheryl Cole and other contributors… The convicted batterer of a toilet attendent, ‘alleged racist’, media darling and Simon Cowell’s right-hand woman said,  ‘It’s heartbreaking to see what is happening in Haiti. ‘Hopefully the money from Everybody Hurts will help the people of Haiti []

UK MUSIC NEWS: POP SINGER DAISY DARES YOU DENIES DISLIKING GRIME MUSIC

Several weeks ago I posted the news that 16 year old Pop singer Daisy Dares You had admitted to not being a fan of Grime music. Click here to read if you missed it.   I originally spotted the story over at Digital Spy, and it caught my attention because young Daisy here had “allegedly” told BBC Newsbeat that she wasn’t a fan of the genre, but still collaborated with Chipmunk (who was once considered Grime… I’m not sure if he still is now) on her debut single Number One Enemy.   It  sounded as if she/the label had just used Chippy to guarantee a []

DAMON DASH’S STRANGE NEW VENTURE – THE HIPPIE ART COLLECTIVE

  We all know that after riding on the crest of a wave for a number of years (boasting and often humiliating people in public) former music mogul Damon Dash finally crashed and burned after he cut all ties with Jay-Z back in 2004. However this recently published article in the New York Observer caught my attention today. Dame might be still struggling financially but he has a number of projects on the go, including the critically acclaimed Blak Roc project, and also seems to have lost his mind (as well as weight) in []

R.KELLY ANNOUNCES UK LIVE DATES

The ‘Pied Piper’ of R&B is coming to the UK folks! Singer R.Kelly has confirmed details of his first UK tour in 8 years. Check out tour information below… April 5 – Manchester Apollo Apriil 9 – London Hammersmith HMV Apollo April 11 – Wolverhampton Civic Hall Click HERE to purchase tickets via Ticket Master Things have really changed for the “Double R”.  No London date at the Wembley Arena? What about the O2 Arena??? His popularity sure has nose dived.

X-FACTOR FINALISTS JOHN AND EDWARD SIGN RECORD DEAL WITH SONY MUSIC

There aren’t enough words……. Via BBC News X Factor finalists John and Edward Grimes – otherwise known as Jedward – have signed a record deal with Sony Music, it has been announced. Rapper star Vanilla Ice, who originally released Ice Ice Baby in 1990, will also feature on the track. Vanilla Ice also performed live with John and Edward at last night’s National TV Awards. When I saw Vanilla on stage with them I went in to shock! Oh dear…. ha ha ha.