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UK MUSIC NEWS: RAPPER CHIPMUNK SCRAPS PROMO AFTER ‘SUICIDE THREAT’ VIA TWITTER

I follow Chipmunk on Twitter and read his ‘suicidal’ tweets. I didn’t think he was being serious. I thought  he was being overly dramatic for the sake of it. Artists will say/do anything these days to generate publicity for themselves. But I guess in his case I was wrong … Via Digital Spy Chipmunk has cancelled all upcoming promotional appearances after “working too hard”. The 18-year-old, who topped the singles chart last month with Oopsy Daisy, posted a message on Twitter claiming that he wanted to kill himself. “I []

PUNCHBOWL BLOG INTERVIEWS NAS

Archna over at Punchbowl Blog interviewed rapper Nas at the Orange Rock Corps concert, which took place in London last week. Nas should have drunk some Lemsip before this interview. Clear your throat son!

KANYE WEST INTERRUPTS TAYLOR SWIFT’S ACCEPTANCE SPEECH AT THE 2009 VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS

Kanye West has clearly reached that stage where he believes he can do and say as he pleases without facing some serious repercussions afterwards. But hopefully this is all about to change……. Via Rolling Stone Leave it to Kanye West to produce one of the most infamous moments in VMAs history before the 2009 show was even an hour old. It happened after Taylor Swift’s victory in the Best Female Video category for “You Belong With Me,” which beat out Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies (Put []

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT KEVIN LILES LEAVES THE WARNER MUSIC GROUP

  Via Allhiphop.com Pioneering Hip-Hop executive Kevin Liles will leave Warner Music Group it was announced today (September 3). Liles recently appeared at a press conference promoting Jay-Z’s upcoming album Blueprint 3, which is being distributed by Atlantic, a subsidiary of Warner Music Group. “In the past couple weeks I’ve made one of the most important decisions of my life – to depart the Warner Music Group in order to focus more on new entrepreneurial endeavors in talent management, entertainment, media and []

JAY-Z TO “WRITE” CANDID AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Rapper Jay-Z is apparently going to “write” a candid autobiography, which will cover his career and personal life. A source disclosed to The Mirror newspaper that, “It’s going to cover everything from his days on the streets as a drug dealer to his fairytale wedding to Bey. He’ll also be revealing his rapping secrets.” ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. So for the past 7/8 years Jay has been extra secrative about his private life, dodging questions like you would stray bullets, but now he wants to unlock the door []

WHITNEY HOUSTON’S NEW ALBUM PUSHED FORWARD

It’s been reported that Whitney Houston’s highly anticipated new album I Look To You has been pushed forward. The album was originally set to be released on September 1st, but will now drop on August 31st because of “continuous excitement”. I’m so used to hearing about albums being pushed back, so this is a pleasant change. Best of luck Whitney!

SICK NE-YO LEAVES STAGE IN TEARS

Via Newsbeat There are doubts about whether Ne-Yo will be able to perform at his three remaining UK shows after he was taken ill and left the stage in tears during a gig in Manchester. The R&B singer, who was performing at the MEN Arena in Manchester on Thursday, was crying after struggling to sing on stage for over half an hour. He told fans he had never not completed a show before but couldn’t continue with his performance. Ne-Yo is meant []

SINGER BRANDY DROPPED BY HER RECORD LABEL

When I watched Brandy perform the classic hit The Boy Is Mine with Monica in a dark and dingy night club (a club PA), I knew her career had hit an all time low. Via Black Voices R&B singer Brandy Norwood is in search of a new record deal. BV Buzz has learned exclusively that the 30-year-old singer was just dropped by her label Epic Records because of the lackluster sales of from her comeback CD, ‘Human.’ Released on Dec. 8, 2008, the CD has []

KERI HILSON REVEALS THAT NICOLE SCHERZINGER ‘IS KINDA FORCED’ TO REMAIN A PUSSYCAT DOLL

Nicole with son Lewis Hamilton Keri Hilson Via Digital Spy Singer Keri Hilson has revealed that she believes that Nicole Scherzinger is “kinda forced” to remain a Pussycat Doll. The R&B singer claimed that Scherzinger’s solo album Her Name Is Nicole has been pushed back several times in order for her to continue in the girl group, Ace Showbiz reports. Hilson told the Daily Star: “I wrote ‘Alienated’, one of the songs on my album, for Nicole’s solo project. It was a []