Archive for November 14th, 2012

Keri Hilson Signs to Wihelmina Models

Things have been quiet for Keri Hilson since the release of her sophomore album “No Boys Allowed” but she appears to be making moves behind the scenes. The 5’9″ beauty has signed a deal with Wihelmina Models in their artist management division. It will be great to see what comes from this news, The agency is known for landing endorsement deals for Cover Girl, Calvin Klein, MAC, and many others. Congrats to Ms. Keri Baby! 


The Weeknd Expected To Make Impressive Debut

The Weeknd is going to be the topic of some interesting conversations next week, if his first-week sales projections hold true. The first commercial release from the Toronto native, Trilogy, hit stores this past Tuesday, and is topping the iTunes charts and selling out in stores.

The 3-CD set which includes mastered versions of his 2011 mixtapes, “House of Balloons,” “Thursday” and “Echoes of Silence,” plus three new songs, is expected to debut in the top 3, moving between 95-105k according to early estimates. A very impressive figure considering the material is mostly more than a year old, and further proof that fans will put down cash or credit for what they feel deserves it.

What do you think of The Weeknd’s sales estimate? Is this impressive, or should he do more or less?

 


Ciara’s Grandma Shakes Her Booty to “Got Me Good”

She got it from her Grandmama. Apparently Ciara‘s mom-mom is a booty shaking champ! The R&B Pop star recently played her dance-floor ready new single, “Got Me Good,” for her grandmother Gladys, while in a parking lot, and let’s just say, she co-signed it! Incredible!

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Video: August Alsina – “Bandz” (Acoustic Remix)

After just releasing his acoustic remix to “Celebration,” August Alsina returns with a brand new music video for his next acoustic remake, “Bandz.” This time turning Juicy J’s club anthem “Bandz A Make Her Dance” into a real-life story of a talented girl with bigger dreams than the pole.

The 20-year old R&B bad boy is prepping his next mixtape, and working on his debut album, due out next year via Radio Killa / Def Jam.

Check out the visual above, and you can download the remix here.


The-Dream Set to Release “1977” In Stores

The-Dream won’t be releasing a new album this year, as previously expected. Instead he will follow in the trend of mastering and packaging a mixtape for commercial release. The Grammy winning hitmaker has announced he will be offering fans the chance to buy an updated version of his well-received 2011 free album, “Terius Nash – 1977.”

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Rihanna, Frank Ocean, Ne-Yo & More Celebrate GQ’s ‘Men of the Year’

Rihanna may have bared her skin for the cover of GQ’s new “Men of the Year” issue, but she kept it simple in a slim fitting silky red dress on Tuesday night, at the magazine party. The fashionable evening, held at Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont, celebrated the issues nominees, as well as the Pop princess, who was crowned “Obsession of the Year.”

Frank Ocean made a surprise appearance, along with Ne-Yo, Jamie Foxx, Cassie, Diddy and more. Check out pics from the party below…

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Trey Songz Performs “Simply Amazing” at BBC 1Xtra Live 2012

Trey Songz continued to warm up for his upcoming tour as he kicked off BBC 1Xtra Live 2012 earlier this week with a full set. The R&B heartthrob ran through his normal routine of hits and fan favorites, along with latest singles “Dive In,” “2 Reasons,” “Heart Attack” and pop love song “Simply Amazing.”

Peep the official footage above…Trey will kick off his “Chapter V Tour” November 17 in Atlanta.


Daley Performs “Remember Me” at BBC 1Xtra Live 2012

Daley and his coiffed hair got funky with the performance of his latest single “Remember Me” at BBC 1Xtra Live 2012. The buzz worthy emerging singer was joined on stage by UK songstress Misha B to fill the shoes of Jessie J. Check out the footage above, Daley’s debut EP, “Alone Together” is out now!