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AMY WINEHOUSE TURNS DOWN EMINEM COLLABORATION

Via Digital Spy Amy Winehouse has reportedly turned down the chance to collaborate with Eminem. Eminem is said to have been interested in working with the Back To Black star to reprise the success of his partnership with Dido on hit single ‘Stan’, The Sun reports. One source said: “Amy was flattered by the offer. She loves hip-hop and is a big fan of Eminem. But she didn’t feel it was the right thing to do at the present time.” Thank you Jesus!!! []

JIM JONES/KERI HILSON – FIRST WEEK SALES

Rapper Jim Jones’ latest album Pray IV Reign (EI/Columbia/Sony) has entered the Billboard album chart at No.9 and sold 43,000 (first week sales). Keri Hilson’s debut album In a Perfect World went in at No. 4 and sold 94,000 (first weeks sales). Jim sold more when he was just signed solely to an independent label. It hurts me to say this but to be brutally honest I think his album will be out of the top 10 come next week. I think Bruk Pocket Dash cursed Jim’s latest offering by saying []

KELLY ROWLAND CONFIRMS SPLIT FROM COLUMBIA RECORDS

Singer Kelly Rowland has released a statement confirming her split from Columbia records and insists that it was her decision to leave the label. She says, “Because Columbia Records has been my home base as an artist for more than a decade, the decision to move out on my own required a lot of soul-searching. As a solo artist, I felt the need to explore new directions, new challenges, and new freedoms outside my comfort zone and my friends and family at Columbia []

KELLY ROWLAND DROPPED BY HER RECORD LABEL?

I know her last album struggled to do as well as she hoped, but I never actually saw this coming…. Former Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland has reportedly been dropped by her record label, just months after firing her manager, father of her former bandmate, Beyonce Knowles. Though her first two solo albums sold more than four million copies, bosses at Columbia records dumped the singer because she was “no longer commercially viable”, British tabloid News of The World reported.  Continue Reading…. “No longer commercially []

UK MUSIC NEWS: ROBBIE WILLIAMS STILL DESPERATE TO REJOIN TAKE THAT

Take That Robbie Williams Via BBC News Singer Robbie Williams has said he is ready to rejoin Take That and is being welcomed back by his old bandmates. He told The Mirror newspaper the reunion was “looking more likely by the week”, adding he is in “regular contact” with them. The 35-year-old star quit Take That in 1995. The band split up a year later but reformed as a chart-topping foursome in 2006. Williams’ management said there were no plans for him []

RICK ROSS APOLOGISES TO THE GAY COMMUNITY, SAYS HE IS WILLING TO RECORD WITH AN OPENLY GAY ARTIST

Rapper Rick Ross has issued an apology to the gay community in the aftermath of his ongoing ‘beef’ with 50 Cent. In a video post, Ross said, “I heard I offended the homosexual community. I sincerely apologise to the people I’ve offended. And just to let the gay community know how sincere I am, I’m offering and willing to do a record with an openly gay artist.” ………………………………….. What is the likelihood of Rick Ross collaborating with an openly male gay artist??? []

AMY WINEHOUSE’S NEW SONGS REJECTED BY RECORD COMPANY?

It has been reported that Island/Universal Records have rejected new tracks submitted by troubled singer Amy Winehouse, because they are too dark. A source disclosed to The Sun, “Everyone understands that Amy is an artist and she must be true to her instincts. In the past, she’s written frequently about broken hearts and boyfriends, but this time round she’s delving into harrowing terrain.” The source also added that Amy has “ditched her trademark vintage soul sound and is now heavily influenced by reggae. Source …………………………………………………………………… What does the label []

R KELLY PROBED IN ALLEGED INVESTMENT SCAM

The Daily Star reports that R. Kelly is being probed to see if he had any involvement in an alleged South African concert investment scam. The singer has been linked to Durban woman Busisiwe Priscilla Zakwe, who stands accused of conning investors to back plans to bring the R&B singer to the country. Continue Reading…. Oh dear.. Kelly always seems to be embroiled in some sort of legal drama.  And what happened to the album that was supposed to be released in the summer of 08???  []

LEONA LEWIS PAID £1 MILLION TO PERFORM AT BIRTHDAY PARTY

According to The Sun newspaper, singer Leona Lewis has been paid £1 million to perform at a 21st birthday party. Lewis apparently sang seven songs at the event thrown for Libby Caudwell, daughter of Phones4U founder John Caudwell. A spokesperson confirmed that Lewis did perform at the party but said that all other details were confidential. ………………………………………………………… I could be rolling in dough like Bill Gates but I still wouldn’t pay Leona Lewis £1 million to perform at my child’s 21st birthday party.  Don’t get me wrong, Leona []

RAPPER JIM JONES BROKE????

[Thanks P Prez] A music industry business manager has contacted SOHH.com and put Jim Jones’ dire financial situation on blast! This is what he had to say….. Via SOHH I read on the allhiphop.com rumor section that Jim Jones is getting sued by a team of producers who he jacked for his “Bad Santa” album. As a Manager for a producer who placed 4 tracks on this project and I can confirm this rumor as true. I have been trying for months to resolve this situation []