Music News

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 []

AMY WINEHOUSE SIGNS DEAL TO SELL A RANGE OF GIFT CARDS AND WRAPPING PAPER

According to The Sun Waste Woman Winehouse has signed a deal with EMI to sell a range of wrapping paper and greeting cards featuring her lyrics. The first release will be ‘Rehab’-themed gift wrap, followed by ‘You Know I’m No Good’ and ‘Back To Black’ cards. …………………………………………………………………………………….. They just can’t get enough of the tragic freak show that is Amy Winehouse. What next? Themed sexy underwear?

MUSIC NEWS: SINGER MARK MORRISON ARRESTED

Via Yahoo News Singer Mark Morrison has been arrested on an allegation of assault, according to reports. The former international chart-topper was taken into custody last night in London after an incident involving another man. The news was confirmed in a statement, which reads: “Police were called to the lobby area of Warren House, Beckford Close, London W14 at 21:50 on 10th June 2009 to a report of an assault. Continue Reading….. Does anyone remember the time when “bright” Mark was jailed for sending a []

AMY WINEHOUSE DROPPED FROM QUINCY JONES TRIBUTE

Via Digital Spy Amy Winehouse has reportedly been dropped from a forthcoming tribute album for music legend Quincy Jones. The producer has been forced to remove the singer from the record after waiting nearly a year for the finished track, The Mirror reports. Winehouse and Mark Ronson were also said to have been dropped from a concert with Michael Jackson which was supposedly planned to promote the release. Ronson said: “The track isn’t finished and she’s not around. If she’s not here []

ESTELLE’S TERROR AT SHOOTING

The Sun reports today that rapper/singer Estelle ‘came within moments of being involved in a terrifying shoot-out’, which left rapper Dolla (real name Roderick Anthony Burton II dead. Estelle had apparently been at the mall where Burton was fatally shot on the 18th May just moments before and assured her friends and family via Twitter that she was safe. She then went on to describe the carnage as “freakin’ nuts”. …………………………………………………………………………………………. “freaking nuts”.. still drinking from the Marsha Ambrosius transatlantic twang cup I see. You’re from North West London luv! Anyway I am relieved to hear that Estelle is []

RAPPER SHOT DEAD, MAN CHARGED

I read about this terrible incident yesterday but didn’t get around to posting news on it until now. Another tragic and senseless killing. When will it all end? Via Billboard Rapper Dolla, born Roderick Anthony Burton II, was shot and killed while waiting in the valet area of the Beverly Center mall in Los Angeles on Monday (May 18). He was 21. According to the Los Angeles Times, the up-and-coming rapper, who signed to Akon’s Konvict Muzik label in 2007, had flown to Los []

UK NEWS: RIO FERDINAND TO INTERVIEW MICHAEL JACKSON

Footballer Rio Ferdinand Via Digital Spy Rio Ferdinand has revealed that he has arranged an interview with 50-year-old popstar Michael Jackson. The England and Manchester United footballer was called by Jackson and invited to one of his summer concerts at London’s O2. Ferdinand recently launched a digital lifestyle magazine called No.5. Rapper 50 Cent appeared in the first issue. “I was shaking when I got off the phone. It was a real surprise,” the footballer told the BBC. “I’m hoping to interview []

LAURYN HILL TO MAKE EUROPEAN COME BACK

Via Digital Spy Lauryn Hill is to return to the spotlight in July by headlining the Stockholm Jazz Festival in Sweden. The former Fugee is also booked to play Switzerland’s Montreux Jazz Festival on July 11. The shows will be part of a ten performance European run for Hill, the organiser of the Stockholm Jazz Festival told The AP. The Stockholm event, which attracts annual crowds of 30,000 people, will mark Hill’s most significant performance in Europe in nearly two years. I []