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MICHELLE WILLIAMS FINALLY LEAVES MATTHEW KNOWLES’ MUSIC WORLD MANAGEMENT

AOL’s Black Voices blog reports former Destiny’s Child singer Michelle Williams has decided to end her professional relationship with Matthew Knowles and is to seek new management.  Michelle said in a statement, “From my time in Destiny’s Child to my solo career, I am grateful for everything Mathew and his team has done for me,”  a statement released by Williams reads. “We’ve shared great success together. However, as I move in a new direction in my career, I felt it was time.” “I []

UK MUSIC NEWS: N-DUBZ SAY IT ‘WILL BE HARD TO CRACK THE US’

UK group N-Dubz has reportedly stated the obvious and say that it will be ‘hard to crack the US’. Group member Fazer admitted to RWD “It’s going to be harder in the US as the kids in America live very different lives to those in the UK. “But we’re so honest in our lyrics, hopefully that will appeal to them.” Fazer trust me that won’t be your only problem.  I just hope that the group’s management Jonathan Shalit can continue to work miracles. They should perhaps think about featuring Susan Boyle []

SINGER MARSHA AMBROSIUS SIGNS WITH J RECORDS

Soul Culture reports that UK songstress Marsha Ambrosius has signed a new deal with Sony/BMG distributed label J Records. The singer was previously signed to Dr Dre’s Aftermath label.   Congratulations Marsha. I hope it works out for her over at J Records and she finally manages to release her long-awaited debut album.

PHARRELL TO DELIVER MUSIC INDUSTRY SPEECH

Digital Spy reports that producer/artist Pharrell Williams will deliver a keynote speech at the MidemNet conference in Cannes, France. Williams will discuss the music industry and it’s future, which at this very point in time isn’t looking too bright! I wonder if he plans on writing the speech himself……

ESTELLE ‘UPSETS’ FANS ON NEW YEARS EVE?

Rumour has it that UK “songtress”/rapper Estelle upset her Australian fans on New Years Eve, after her performance at Australia’s grand hotel Palazzo Versace’s “Unmasked” New Year’s Eve ball. Sources have told website Str8 NYC  that the West Londoner kept photographers waiting for 45 minutes and only sang four songs when she eventually appeared on stage at midnight. Fans apparently forked out $600.00 to see Estelle perform four tracks, and she earned $100,000 for less than an hours work. I doubt that the folks who were in []

UK MUSIC NEWS: WILEY SAYS CHIPMUNK AND TINCHY STRYDER HAVE SOLD OUT

Check it out! Some hot UK “beef” to take us in to the new year….. Via Digital Spy Grime star Wiley has claimed that fellow artists including Tinchy Stryder and Chipmunk have abandoned their roots. The rapper, who reached number two with single ‘Wearing My Rolex’ last year, claimed that underground movements in other genres have been more commercially successful without selling out. “If we’d all stayed together we could have seen a bit more power,” he told the Daily Star. “Hip-hop and drum []

CHRIS BROWN SAYS HE IS BEING BLACKBALLED BY THE INDUSTRY

Chris Brown is a frustrated and angry young man. His new album Graffiti is estimated to shift around 100,000 units in it’s first week and Chris is livid! This is what he said via Twitter this evening, thx again to my real fans. u dont go unnoticed .love yall about 4 hours ago from mobile web im not biting my tongue about shit else… the industry can kiss my ass about 4 hours ago from  mobile web  WTF… yeah i said it and []

R.KELLY SET TO ‘WRITE’ TELL ALL BOOK

Robert Kelly isn’t going to reveal anything so save your hard earned cash when the book’s released folks! Anyway the Pied Piper of R&B says,  I’m writing this book as Robert, not R. Kelly. I’m tired of being misunderstood. I will show you the tears, fears, and sweat. I will open my heart and reveal the good in my life as well as all the drama. I want to tell it like it is.” Kelly’s latest album Untitled sold a measley 114,200 units in it’s first []