Music

2010 BRIT AWARDS NOMINEES

Check out the full list of nominees for this year’s Brit Awards, to be held at London’s Earls Court on February 21. The Brit Awards launch party took place earlier this evening and ONCE AGAIN Mad News was left out of the loop! But I’m not bitter….. British Male Solo Artist Calvin Harris Dizzee Rascal Mika Paolo Nutini Robbie Williams British Female Solo Artist Bat For Lashes Florence And The Machine Leona Lewis Lily Allen Pixie Lott British Breakthrough Act Florence And The Machine []

UK NEWS: N-DUBZ STAR DROPPED FROM ANTI-BULLYING CHARITY

Via Gigwise Charity Beatbullying have confirmed to the BBC that they will no longer be working with N-Dubz star Dappy after he sent a death threat text message to a Radio 1 listener. Dappy became involved with the government backed campaign, Beatbullying, in 2009 and even made a speech protesting against cyber bullying. N-Dubz themselves even wrote the song called ‘R U Cyber Safe?’ for the cause. Yet despite this, he still took the time to send a death threat to a []

QUOTE OF THE DAY: JAY-Z (I AM NOT A DEVIL WORSHIPPER)

“I don’t know where it started. I don’t know where it came from. I really think it’s really silly. For the record, I of course believe in God, but I believe in one God. If people must know my religious beliefs, I believe in one God. I don’t believe in religion. I don’t believe in Christians or Muslims. I think all that separates people. I think it’s one God. I think it’s all the same God, and I don’t believe in Hell. []

UK NEWS: IYAZ WANTS TO HELP CHERYL COLE CRACK THE US

Who is this man??? His single apparently went to number 1 in the UK chart. When did that happen??? Have I heard the single?  I must have been in a coma.  Anyway another idiot brainswashed in to jumping on to the Chezza Cole bandwagon. Via Digital Spy Iyaz has revealed that he is eager to help Cheryl Cole crack the US market. The 22-year-old, who reached number two in the US with debut single ‘Replay’, admitted that he has heard positive feedback about the Girls Aloud star. []

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.

URBAN MUSIC CROWN 2010

“Urban” Music Crown is an annual online award which is presented to the hottest unsigned act within the “urban” music genre. In order to be considered as a potential finalist, you must have individuality, and most importantly – Talent! In July 2010, ten finalists will be selected from all the entries to go to the public vote to decide the winner. If you think you have what it takes to become this years “Urban” Music Crown winner, then click HERE to find out more about []