Archive for July 20th, 2009
Recently the wonderful and very talented Keri Hilson was in London supporting Ne-Yo. I managed to catch up with her backstage. We speak about her new album “In A Perfect World”, she clears up rumours that shes a lesbian, describes a typical studio session with Timberland & Polow Da Don. I ask Keri who she would “knock down” out of Kanye and Ne-Yo and she explains why Ne-Yo would be cuddly. And finally Keri gives her professional opinion on Drake.
LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE,
Chrisette Michele delivers a powerful performance/interview on the Ella Fitzgerald Stage at the Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center in Newport News, VA.
Here is another brand new record from Trey Songz. It is titled, “Bed, Bath & Beyond”. This is another hot one from Mr. Yuuuuuppp. Trey is on fire and he’s not coolin down anytime soon. Check this out and stay tuned.
Trey Songz – Ready In Stores September 1st
Here is a new or unreleased record from Johnta Austin. It is titled, “Make You A Woman” and it is featuring Chris Brown. Check it out.
A special DVD or similarly formatted release of footage from Michael Jackson’s ‘This Is It’ concert series may be on the horizon. Sources close to AEG Live say the company behind the King of Pop’s anticipated concert series at London’s O2 Arena could reach a deal as early as this week. If a deal is reached, footage from Jackson’s rehearsals and other behind the scenes shots would be combined for a documentary that would either go straight to DVD or possibly arrive in theaters to be followed by a home edition release.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the package of footage would also include video of Jackson’s final days and the noted Los Angeles Staples Center rehearsal.
For nearly a decade, the Eagles’ “Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975″ has been the recording industry’s ultimate evergreen release, certified by the RIAA as the all-time best-selling album in the United States. But thanks to continued robust demand for Michael Jackson’s catalog since his June 25 death, “Thriller” appears on the verge of matching “Their Greatest Hits,” at least in the eyes of the industry trade group.
In March, the Recording Industry Association of America certified “Thriller” as 28 times platinum, meaning that at least 28 million copies of the album have been shipped since its 1982 release. That’s just a notch behind the Eagles’ hits compilation, which was released in 1976 and was certified 29 times platinum in 2006.
Billboard estimates that the posthumous surge in Jackson’s sales and Sony Music Entertainment’s efforts to push Jackson CDs into the distribution pipeline have likely propelled shipments of Jackson product, if not yet sales, beyond the 29 million-unit mark in the United States.