R. Kelly’s ex-manager claims the singer refused to pay him more than $1 million in hard-earned commissions … insisting Kelly instead used the money to pay off people who accused him of sexual misconduct.
Archive for June 20th, 2011
Earlier this month R&B singer/songwriter Keri Hilson visited inner city London training provider DV8 Training in Walthamstow, East London to give a motivational talk on careers in the music business drawing on her own experience and Q&A with young people from some of the poorest London boroughs.
At the Q&A session hosted by Fusion, Ms Hilson spoke on her family background and growing up in Decatur, Georgia, her first forays into songwriting aged 17 and progressing to writing for the likes of top stars Kelly Rowland, Ruben Studdard, Usher, Ciara, Chris Brown and Toni Braxton, initially attracted to the prospect of her work spreading worldwide whilst being able to maintain a relatively normal life — without particularly being drawn to the distractions of stardom.
Alicia Keys is counting down the 10 years since “songs in A minor” Through June, visit www.aliciakeys.com every weekday for videos and personal messages from the international superstar. Discover her 2004 journey below!
In 2004, I found myself back on tour for The Diary of Alicia Keys with Beyoncé and Missy Elliott on the Ladies First Tour. It was such a historic moment—to have a really powerful line up of such diverse female artists. I’m so glad that we all got the chance to be on the road together because those opportunities only happen once in a lifetime.
As the release date approaches for Beyonce’s fourth studio album, the pop star has added a viewer grabbing interview to her schedule. The “Run The World (Girls)” singer has announced she will sit down with Piers Morgan for a one hour in-depth, open chat on his show. The interview is set to air June 27th, the day before her album drops in stores (June 28th). Check out what Piers had to say below about the upcoming interview.
“She’s agreed to sit with me for the hour and talk about everything” confirms Piers “She’s beautiful, phenomenally talented, and at the top of her game. And even better, we’re doing it in my hometown of London. She has a one-word name, a voice from the gods, and the single greatest ‘booty’ in showbiz history. Yep – Beyoncé. World exclusive, for the hour. That’s why I’m excited”.
Piers Morgan Tonight airs on CNN at 9pm est. Will you watch?
Check out Jennifer as she takes you behind-the-scenes of her new video “No One Gonna Love You”. Don’t miss the video premiere this Friday, June 24th on VEVO.
Ahhh, the classic chair dance…J Hud is workin that new figure.
Cee Lo Green has been working like a machine. In addition to his judging gig on NBC’s “The Voice,” talk show hosting role, and touring schedule, the singer is prepping a new Gnarls Barkley album.
The “F**k You” hitmaker told UsMagazine that he and Danger Mouse are recording a follow-up to 2008’s Grammy-winning LP The Odd Couple.
John Legend shocks Calvary Baptist Church in West Philadelphia with a surprise performance of Aretha Franklin’s “How I Got Over”.
“I thought it’d be cool to kinda go back and do something that explored my roots a little bit, surprise the choir, surprise the church, and did our thing with them. And it was cool, it was just like church growing up for me. It was definitely reminding me of my childhood.”
Let the man stand up with a drum kit to his right, keys to his left, and a reverb-heavy guitar backing him up, and R&B hitmaker Jeremih has his way with the retro soul of Adele’s “Rumour Has It,” in this week’s Mashup Mondays.
“I know you probably haven’t heard this type of sound from my voice, so I just wanted to touch it,” Jeremih says of choosing the Adele song, which is the second single from her No. 1 latest album, “21.” “And see what I could do with it.”
Seeing what he “could do with it,” turns out to involve more than just the obvious change of hearing his tenor croon in place of her distinctive dusky-yet-feminine voice. In addition to inserting a playful interlude directly referencing both Vanilla Ice and David Bowie with Freddie Mercury, Jeremih’s take on “Rumor Has It” centered on stripping the song’s instrumentation down
“The bridge is my favorite part,” says the 23-year-old Chicagoan. “It showcased my vocals entirely, being so bare, just the keys and guitar. At first I was going to switch from keys to strings, but that was just too much.”