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Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Katy Perry - California Gurls live @ Graham Norton Show

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Big News: Jennifer Hudson opens up on VH1: Behind The Music!



In the video above, Jennifer opens up to VH1: Behind The Music and talks about the loss of her family and winning her first Grammy from her idol Whitney Houston. Interviews from Jennifer herself, plus Jamie Foxx, Ne-Yo, Whitney Houston and more.

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Big News: Jessie James premieres new ballad!



Pop/Country singer Jessie James' lead single Boys In The Summer for her still-untitled sophomore effort was just released to iTunes yesterday, including the music video. Meanwhile however, on a uStream chat she recently held she said that there's at least one more song that's not done yet and she said the album could drop this August. Meanwhile however, celebrity blogger Perez Hilton has premiered a new ballad from her album called Nothing More To Say.

Listen to the track streaming: HERE

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Sara Bareilles - King of Anything [Music Video Premiere]

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Allison Iraheta - The Journey to Don't Waste The Pretty



It's not really known if it's the official music video. We'll see.

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Saturday, June 26, 2010
Big News: Christina Aguilera's "You Lost Me" single cover!



It's the worst time to be releasing a big ballad right now. It's summer, Christina Aguilera! Just sayin'.

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Alicia Keys - Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready) live at GMA

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Orianthi - Shut Up & Kiss Me live @ Regis And Kelly

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Fantasia - Bittersweet [Music Video Premiere]

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Friday, June 25, 2010
Miley Cyrus - Can't Be Tamed (Album Review)



Miley Cyrus' Can't Be Tamed is supposed to be the album to declare that she's no longer that girl we saw on Hannah Montana years ago. Sadly, the album, Can't Be Tamed doesn't do that. Cyrus messes with autotune, drum beats, plus a cover of Bret Michaels' Every Rose Has Its Thorn with the man himself doing some background background vocals. However, even though the voice on the record is Cyrus', it feels like she's not paying much attention to what she's singing. She always sounds distant, never heartfelt. She only sounds like she's actually listening on the album's standout track, Stay. The ballad's all mushy about love, but what did you expect? Sex? Well, I'm glad Cyrus hasn't strayed too far from her Disney roots, since Can't Be Tamed is still without a doubt a Disney album. Can't Be Tamed is a little generic, and it doesn't live up to its album title. If you were expecting big heavy dance tracks or a bratty Miley, prepare to be disappointed. Or if you were expecting Can't Be Tamed to be a FANTASTIC album, I'm afraid you'll have to wait for her next album where she'll probably be talking more or less about the same thing about how she's outgrowing Disney... Nevertheless Can't Be Tamed doesn't deliver the kick it should.

Verdict:
☻☻☻☺☺

Download Link: HERE

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Big News: Alexandra Burke's out and about for her new video!



UK pop/R&B superstar Alexandra Burke shows absolutely no signs of stopping. After last single All Night Long stormed the Irish Music Charts hitting #1 and #4 in the UK, Burke is ready to move on with her new UK/Ireland single Start Without You which leaked earlier and was rumoured to be a US single. Well, it since appears it isn't. Nevertheless, Burke has been protographed in L.A. and some behind the scenes pictures can be seen on her official site. I'm not sure if I'm liking the Start Without You still, I think she should have released the title track of her debut album Overcome, The Silence and Dumb as singles before she moved on to a new track. Oh well. Check out the behind the scenes pictures of the new video on her official website HERE

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Lady Antebelleum - Our Kind of Love [Music Video Premiere]

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Billboard Update



Katy Perry's California Gurls isn't going anywhere it seems, remaining at top spot, apparently shifting another 300, 000 plus copies and almost hitting double platinum status with total sales standing at 1,808,000 while getting the Airplay Gainer title. Ke$ha falls one spot again this week to #6 with Your Love Is My Drug, while Lady Gaga also drops, down two spots to #7. Jason DeRulo's creeping up the charts with Ridin' Solo sittin' proudly at #16. Alicia Keys sits nicely at #21 with Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready) and it's also a new peak for the song. Right before the release week of Miley Cyrus' hyped-up new album Can't Be Tamed, the title track, which also serves as the lead single, moves up back to #22. Also steadily climbing up the charts is Justin Bieber with his latest single Somebody To Love hitting #33 this week. Shakira's FIFA World Cup theme song Waka Waka (This Time For Africa) is surprisingly making itself out to be a hit, battling its way up to #38 after debuting at #43 last week. Colbie Caillat's I Never Told You is slowly inching its way up the charts again as it moves up to #60 this week. P!nk's Glitter In The Air is also making its way up, moving up to #76. Lady Antebellum's Our Kind Of Love finds its way back to #94.

As we all know by now, Canadian rapper Drake's new album is a huge commercial success, and it's one of the biggest opening numbers for an album this year so far, debuting at #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The soundtrack to The Twilight Saga: Eclipse slips to #6, trailed behind by Justin Bieber's My World 2.0 and Lady Antebellum's Need You Now at #6 and #7 repectively. Miranda Cosgrove and Adam Lambert's debut albums Sparks Fly and For Your Entertainment repectively are holding up at #109 and #110 respectively. Charice's self-titled international debut seems to slipping as well, falling yet again to #173. Sitting rather unsteadily right at the bottom, the Hannah Montana: The Movie soundtrack dips to #200 although it's been released for quite awhile now.

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Thursday, June 24, 2010
Big News: Katharine McPhee to record Christmas album!



It seems Mariah Carey isn't the only one recording an album in time for Christmas. It appears AC starlet Katharine McPhee is recording the Christmas album this summer to make it in time. Her label did comtemplate a while but apparently the project has been given the green light as McPhee tweeted out. Of course, the album will come with covers, and you can tweet your requests to @KatharineMcPhee and depending on the number of requests she gets, she'll cover the song.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Big News: New Singles Updates



• Christina Aguilera's putting out a new single already. Serving as Bionic's third single, You Lost Me, co-written by singer/songwriter Sia, it will be released sometime this year but it not known when the release date is. Personally, I think her marketing team is a complete mess. After Not Myself Tonight debuted at #23, they should have capitalized on that success and started promotion already. After barely promoting WooHoo, she's already putting out a new single? And a ballad one at that after Aguilera capitalizing on the electropop concept? Get a new marketing department, Christina. Also, on the UK Albums chart, after debuting at #1, she's made UK chart history by having the biggest drop for a #1 album. By the way, I Hate Boys is set to be her next Aussie single and You Lost Me gets a revamp for Top 40 radio and you can listen to the revamp HERE

• Katy Perry, however, is set to release her second single after the humongous #1 single California Gurls. She should wait till California Gurls has dried up before releasing a new single though. The second single off sophomore effort Teenage Dream will be the title track and again, the release date is unknown. California Gurls is set to take pole position on the UK singles chart, but she's got competition - K'naan's Wavin' Flag and the current chart-topper from Shout For England.

• Selena Gomez & The Scene are ready to release the lead single off their sophomore album that is still untitled. The music video for Round And Round premiered 2 days ago.

• Pop/country starlet Jessie James' summer smash sounds like a direct rival to Katy Perry's California Gurls and it will be digitally released on June 29th. The music video has already been released and critical reception for the single has so far been generally positive.

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Big News: 15 year-olds can now join 'Idol'



It seems the suits at American Idol are desperate enough to do anything to keep Idol afloat. Especially since American Idol's latest season, Season 9, was called lackluster, boring etc. In a bid to get more talent for Idol's next season, the minimum age requirement has been lowered to 15.

"A lot of young, talented people are now seeking careers and representation before they turn 16," says executive producer Cecile Frot-Coutaz, "Lowering the age limit allows us to tap into this talent pool."

Most likely, this decision has been made thanks to the Justin Biebers and Miley Cyruses of the world. What about raising the age limit, eh Idol? Now, they just need a good replacement for Simon. Let's see how would that work out.

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Big News: Charice to appear on Glee!



It seems everyone wants to get on the Glee train. Filipino singing sensation Charice, who released her self-titled international album last month, is officially going to appear on the second season of FOX hit show Glee. Apparently, when rumours were flying about Charice' appearance on Glee, it wasn't true. But she decided to audition and had made it in.

Source: HERE and HERE.

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Monday, June 21, 2010
Selena Gomez & The Scene - Round And Round [Music Video Premiere]

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Sunday, June 20, 2010
Danny Gokey - I Will Not Say Goodbye [Music Video Premiere]


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Jessie James - Boys In The Summer [Music Video Premiere]



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Selena Gomez & The Scene new track: Round And Round



After scoring a hit internationally with Naturally, Selena Gomez & The Scene are back with new music. They are working on the music video this weekend which will premiere this weekend as well on Disney Channel. I hope she's not walking around on a green screen again, though. Nevertheless, the group is sticking to the winning formula which made Naturally such a success anyway, and Round And Round is yet another catchy pop/dance single. Enjoy!

Download Link: HERE
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Friday, June 18, 2010
Leona Lewis & Matthew Morrison - Over The Rainbow



Glee star Matthew Morrison joined UK pop starlet Leona Lewis for a one-off performance of Over The Rainbow on June 16th at The Labyrinth Tour.

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Justin Bieber - Somebody To Love ft. Usher [Music Video Premiere]

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Miley Cyrus - Can't Be Tamed



Disney teen sensation Miley Cyrus is making the transition from teen star to adult star, done previously by fellow Disney act Hilary Duff with her album Dignity. Getting rid of the teen audience is always difficult because that's the audience they have always been geared toward, and who make up a big bulk of their fanbase. Cyrus herself has been testing the waters, performing a risque version of Party In The USA, faux-kissing a girl (twice), among others. Of course, Can't Be Tamed won't sell as much as her previous efforts (obviously), but if the lead single of the same name is of any indication, she might have some success with this album. Enjoy!

Download Link: HERE
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Thursday, June 17, 2010
Billboard Update



Katy Perry's California Gurls continues to dominate the Hot 100 while Ke$ha's Your Love Is My Drug slips 1 place to #5 this week. After the music video premiere, Lady Gaga's Alejandro moves back to its peak at #6. The Black Eyed Peas stay put at #9 with Rock That Body. Jason DeRulo's latest single Ridin' Solo hits its peak at #19, trailed behind by previous single In My Head. Alicia Keys' latest single also makes a move up to #22, along with Carrie Underwood's Undo It, rising to its current peak at #23 while Miley Cyrus' Can't Be Tamed falls 2 spots to #24. Justin Bieber's contribution to The Karate Kid soundtrack featuring star Jaden Smith comes in the form of Never Say Never, which debuts at #33. The 2010 FIFA World Cup's Waka Waka (This Time For Africa) performed by Latin artist Shakira debuts at #44. Usually on album release weeks, the lead single from the album will start picking up digital downloads, but Christina Aguilera's latest studio album Bionic has picked up a higher charting single on the Hot 100 compared to its second single WooHoo featuring female rapper Nicki Minaj, Bionic the title track makes a debut at #66. But it isn't all hopeless for Bionic's lead single Not Myself Tonight, it re-enters at #75, hopefully it starts to go up again now while second single WooHoo re-enters the Hot 100 at #99. Beautiful Monster, Ne-Yo's latest single, also the lead single from his upcoming album debuts at #67. I'm not sure why it's started to go up again, but P!nk's Glitter In The Air is rising the charts again, moving up to #86 this week.

Glee's latest soundtrack bows at #1, beating out The Twilight Saga: Eclipse's soundtrack which arrives at #2. Christina Aguilera's brand new album Bionic bows at #3. Colbie Caillat's Breakthrough returns to the Top 100 as the album moves up to #100. Charice's self-titled debut falls to #156.

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Katy Perry - California Gurls [Music Video Premiere]

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Adam Lambert - If I Had You [Music Video Premiere]



If you can't watch the video above, click HERE

*note: Tourmate Allison Iraheta makes a cameo.

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Sunday, June 13, 2010
Big News: Pixie Lott announces debut UK headlining tour



It was only a matter of time before UK pop princess Pixie Lott would go on her own headlining tour after gaining some experience opening for the likes of Rihanna and The Saturdays. Her debut UK tour is called The Crazy Cats Tour and tickets have already gone on sale. Also, she'll be joining The X Factor UK judging panel for a week as a string of celebrity guest judges fill in for Dannii Minogue who has gone on maternity leave. Plus, Pixie'll be in a movie called Sweet Baby Jesus to be released later this year.

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Big News: Selena Gomez & The Scene prep for new album/single!



Selena Gomez & The Scene were off to a rough start when debut single Falling Down failed to take off. But they soon got back on their feet and released hit single Naturally, and being the first Disney artist to hit the Top 10 in the UK since Hilary Duff. But it seems new music isn't too far away as they have been working on their sophomore set Selena confirmed to be released September 28th. Their first single is confirmed to be Round And Round which will premiere on Radio Disney June 18th and it will be available on iTunes on June 22nd and she's already shooting the music video!

Source: HERE

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Saturday, June 12, 2010
Katy Perry - California Gurls live @ Germany's Next Top Model

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Thursday, June 10, 2010
Pixie Lott - Turn It Up live @ Loose Women

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Billboard Update



Katy Perry takes over the Hot 100 with her new summer jam California Gurls featuring Snoop Dogg, not surprising since a) she's Katy Perry b) California Gurls is a summer song (read: will never sound dated). Usher's OMG falls to #2. Ke$ha stays put at #4 with Your Love Is My Drug while The Black Eyed Peas hit the Top 10 at #9 with Rock Your Body. Miley Cyrus' Can't Be Tamed falls again, dropping to #22 this week. Carrie Underwood's latest single Undo It stays put at #25 and so does Alicia Keys with Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready) at #29. Colbie Caillat's rises again with I Never Told You peaking at #62 this week. Lee DeWyze is dropping like a rock as Beautiful Day, Hallelujah, Falling Slowly (with Crystal Bowersox) dips to #72, #76 and #80 respectively while there is absolutely no sign of Crystal on the Hot 100. P!nk's Glitter In The Air returns to the Hot 100 at #92.

Jack Johnson's To The Sea debuts at #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, trailed by Justin Bieber's My World 2.0. Ke$ha's Animal moves up to #10 up from #17 the previous week. Miranda Cosgrove's debut Sparks Fly moves back up to #37. Charice's self-titled debut set sits right outside the Top 80 at #81 this week. In anticipation of Bionic, Christina Aguilera's Keeps Gettin' Better: A Decade of Hits re-enters the chart at #130.

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Christina Aguilera - Live at Late Show with David Letterman



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Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Lady Gaga - Alejandro [Music Video Premiere]

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Pixie Lott - Turn it Up (live @ GMTV)

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Alexandra Burke new track: Start Without You



UK pop/R&B princess Alexandra Burke released her platinum-selling debut album Overcome in the UK last year and is conquering the world one step at a time. Like fellow UK singer Pixie Lott, Burke has been re-working on her album for a US release. Burke has just released her music in Australia and has just finished promo there. This song Start Without You is a RedOne collaboration which has created her UK hit Broken Heels but I think Start Without You isn't half as good. I don't see this going anywhere and I pray she doesn't release on the album or make it on the re-release of Overcome. I think she should release Bad Boys as it does sound very American, but then again, who knows? Enjoy.

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Friday, June 4, 2010
Alexandra Burke - All Night Long live in Australia

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Hey Hey It's Saturday

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Christina - Bionic (Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks)



Christina Aguilera's singles haven't been doing too well on the Hot 100 thanks to little promotion. Second single WooHoo featuring Nicki Minaj debuted in the Hot 100 last week but fell out this week. I hope the album does well because it's genuinely, surprisingly pretty good. What we have here are the deluxe edition bonus tracks and the iTunes bonus track Little Dreamer. Enjoy!

Download Link: Bionic Deluxe Edition (Bonus Tracks)
Download LInk: Little Dreamer

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Miley Cyrus - Can't Be Tamed live @ Britain's Got Talent

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Big News: Season 9's American Idol's sales!



According to Nielsen Soundscan, the numbers for the American Idol Top 12 of Season 9 have been released, with winner Lee DeWyze leading the pack with 274, 000 downloads, of which 95, 000 downloads went to his Idol coronation single Beautiful Day. Runner-up Crystal Bowersox was second again in terms of the number of downloads she sold, a figure amounting to 112, 000, of which 49, 000 went to Up To The Mountain, her Idol coronation single.

Here are the standings in terms of the number of downloads they sold:
• Lee DeWyze: 274,000 downloads (Beautiful Day: 95,000)
• Crystal Bowersox: 112,000 (Up to the Mountain: 49,000)
• Lee/Crystal Falling Slowly duet: 44,000
• Casey James: 14,000
• Siobhan Magnus: 5,000
• Katie Stevens: 3,000
• Michael Lynche: 3,000
• Casey/Michael Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman? duet: 3,000
• Didi Benami: 2,000
• Aaron Kelly: 2,000
• Tim Urban: 2,000
• Andrew Garcia: 1,000
• Lacey Brown: 1,000
• Paige Miles: less than 1,000

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Thursday, June 3, 2010
Billboard Update



Usher continues to storm the Hot 100 with the will.i.am collaboration OMG at #1 for yet another week, trailed behind by Katy Perry's collaboration with Snoop Dogg California Gurls. Ke$ha has been in Japan recently promoting her music there while Your Love Is My Drug becomes her second single to hit the top 5 on the Hot 100, peaking at #4 this week. Lady Gaga stays put at #6 with Alejandro. The Black Eyed Peas' Rock That Body moves up and peaks at #16 this week. Miley Cyrus' Can't Be Tamed falls 10 places to #18 this week, but with more promotion, I'm sure Cyrus' single will start climbing again. Lee DeWyze's coronation single Beautiful Day, a cover of the U2 classic, lands him at #24, noticeably much lower compared to last season's winner Kris Allen with his coronation song No Boundaries which peaked at #11 last year. He also places a cover of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah at #44 and The Boxer at #88. Carrie Underwood's Undo It shoots up to #25 up from #59 last week thanks to that performance on the American Idol Grand Finale. Crystal Bowersox' Idol coronation single Up To The Mountain makes a debut at #57 while Lee's duet with Crystal on Falling Slowly debuts at #66. Christina Aguilera's Not Myself Tonight holds unsteadily at #95.

The Glee cast holds the top spot on Billboard's 200 albums chart in a second consecutive week. The Sex And The City 2 Soundtrack debuts at #13. Carrie Underwood's Play On moves up 11 spots to #24 this week. Miranda Cosgrove's debut album Sparks Fly isn't falling as fast as I thought it initially would, dropping just 2 places from last week to #45 this week. We Are The Fallen's Tear the World Down falls to #160 in its third week, thanks to hardly any promotion.

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Pixie Lott - Turn It Up live @ Britain's Got Talent

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Allison Iraheta new track: Don't Waste The Pretty ft. Orianthi



Allison Iraheta was and still is an American Idol favourite and she is moving on to the release of her third single Don't Waste The Pretty which includes Australian guitarist/singer/songwriter Orianthi adding some new guitar licks and a little background vocals. I love the new version of the song and hopefully radio won't ignore this release. Iraheta will embark on Adam Lambert's Glam Nation Tour which also includes Orianthi will kick off June 4th. Enjoy!

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Big News: Alexandra Burke nominated for 3 Urban Music Awards!



The pride of UK Alexandra Burke has been nominated for 3 Urban Music Awards in the Best Album 2010 category with her debut Overcome, Best Collaboration with Pitbull on All Night Long and Best Music Video for All Night Long featuring Pitbull.

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Lee DeWyze - Beautiful Day (live @ Regis & Kelly)

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Justin Bieber - Never Say Never [Music Video Premiere]

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