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Rihanna | What’s My Name (Feat Drake)

What’s My Name? is the second single by R&B singer Rihanna, taken from her fifth studio album, “Loud“, released on November 12, 2010.

Rihanna and Drake get up close and personal in the Philip Andelman-directed video for “What’s My Name?, they’re such a cute couple right…?

The vid was helmed by director Philip Andelman and features Ri strutting down the NYC streets in a colorful outfit and getting cozy with Drake.

FYI: “What’s My Name?” reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100, marking Ri’s eighth number one hit and is currently in the top ten of the UK charts still a few weeks ahead of its official release. Now that’s pretty damn impressive!!!

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Rihanna’s new video?

Oh na na, What’s my name, oh na na…


Chart News : Check out the contenders in Next Week’s Chart Battle…

Preeya Kalidas‘s brand new single Shimmy will be released on Saturday , Preeya has been shimmying up and down the country raising awareness for her brand new track , It remains to be seen whether the public will get behind the track enough for it to chart well.Preeya is already quite well known and will probably have a few fans from her days in EastEnders so she could have a bit of support behind her for this track!! Twitter : “Shimmy!

The Wanted – All Time Low could well be the track that performs the best this week. You’ve heard of The Wanted, right? No? Well, as long as you’re over 18 and a bit of a Twitterphobe, we’ll forgive you. James, Max, Nathan, Siva and Tom have been doing the promo rounds for a few months now gathering as much support as possible for their DEBUT single. We will see whether The WANTED can serve up the goods and prove to the masses that boy-bands are here to stay and in the process we’ll see if their debut single manages to perform well in the charts. Twitter :“All Time Low!”

Fugative – Bad Girl – The new single by young star Fugative ticks all the boxes ; Fugative may have just turned 16 but that hasn’t slowed down his determination to crack the UK charts. First single Supafly missed out on the top 40 and landed at number 48 whereas second single Crush fared better entering at 26. Will it be third time luck as Fugative prepares to unleash his summer single Bad Girl? Im not quite sure why he hasn’t enjoyed a Top 10 smash yet but fingers crossed Bad Girl will do that for him. He should easily appeal to teenage girls with both his looks and music so surely it’s only a matter of time? Twitter :“Bad Girl”

Travie McCoy feat Bruno Mars – Billonaire – Bruno Mars contributes a sung hook just as instantly catchy as his work on the #1 pop smash “Nothin’ On You” by B.o.B. This will be one of the definitive pop hits of the summer of 2010. It is also an impressive lead-in for Travie McCoy’s debut solo album Lazarus. Bruno Mars’ sung hook to kick off the song is definitely the highlight but Travie McCoy’s witty and charming raps add a lot to his song. The lilting, summery mood just makes me wants to go out and head straight to the beach!!! Not a bad bet for the number one spot come the end of the week!!! Twitter : “Billonaire”

Drake – Find Your Love – It’s great Kanye West production with a clever vocal editing and an up-beat tempo. I love the track and it has gathered a lot of support especially across the pond. Can Drizzy Drake do it again but in the UK this time? I wouldnt bet against it!!! Twitter “Find Your Love”

Plan B – Praying! It’s very much a case of where did it all go so right for London singer / rapper Plan B in 2010. Everythings gone right , firstly with single ‘She Said’ lurking at every corner for months, and album ‘The Defamation of Strickland Banks’ topped the UK Album chart going platinum in the process. His latest offering is a song called “Praying” , will he be praying for more chart success this time around? We will soon seee!!! Twitter –“Praying”

Music News : @SBTVOnline Exclusive Interview with Drake!

SBTV managed to get an exclusive interview with Drake while he was on his whistle stop promo tour of London last week. He spoke on the tough transition from a successful acting career to having the most anticipated hip-hop album of 2010, as well as his debut album.

Check out the interview ABOVE”

Album Review : Drake – Thank Me Later…

It seems like Drake has been around for so long , a Grammy nominated mixtape and performing with some of music’s biggest names all before a first album , that sounds impossible but Drake has produced. Good news though however Drake is finally releasing his long awaited his debut album “Thank Me Later.”

Arguably one of the most anticipated albums of the year, the 14-track record is much of what we have come to expect from the Toronto native . Yes, there is a lot of singing, but you cant argue with the fact Drake certainly knows how to create a good beat for his songs. With production from the likes of Timbaland, Kanye West and Swizz Beatz, the 23-year-old pretty much cooked up a very impressive recipe for commercial success. Perhaps the most blatant introduction to his career altering year is the lead single “Over,” . The thoughtful club ready track has an intro that sounds as if it was in a different decade, but it adds a little bit of todays kinda style to make the appeal even stronger.

Drake whilst
proving that hip-hop can have a softer side eases on down the road of melodic “cushiness” by way of “The Resistance” . On the Alicia Keys assisted “Fireworks”calls out Rihanna for their very public yet very brief affair) but once he makes his way to “Find Your Love,” he is in full-fledged R&B mode. Its admirable the transition he makes from singing to rapping. Among the most daring songs on the album is “Karaoke” its so interesting because (besides Drake’s ability to tell a story so crystal clear that visualizing it is effortless), he displays a  skill for jumping in one lane then another without making us feel like he’s trying to be something he’s not.

As expected Kanye West earns every inch of his production credit on the medium-tempo “Show Me A Good Time,” a song complete with record scratches, middle register piano keys and Drake’s knack for a southern inspired lyrical delivery that comes together to form perfection. By the time his Young Money counterparts Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne lend their voices to two tracks, the album seems to push itself to a whole different level as bass beats and a hint of reverb collide with well earned conceit. Drake even goes so far as to pledge his love for Minaj on “Miss Me” featuring Lil Wayne but plays coy when he’s paired with her on “Up All Night.” Other ear catchers include the “Light Up” in which Drake understandably takes a backseat to Jay-Z’s appeal but the quality of collborations on the album has impressed me particularly.

Drake has his own very clear definition of Greatness , a style newbies would be scared to try and produce. Impressive!

UPDATE : Drake released his official debut album “Thank Me Later” in the States yesterday. According to Billboard, the album is poised to be one of 2010’s top-selling albums and is projected to sell in the range of 425,000 to 475,000, if not more, by the end of the week. If it moves as much as sources think, it’ll mark one of the biggest sales weeks of the year for a single album.

The Brand New Release From Drizzy Drake “Find Your Love”

‘Find Your Love’ is the second single thats to be released from Drake’s album.

‘Over’ got a lot of good feedback and made everyone wonder what was next from DRAKE . The track is produced by Kayne West and has a completely different sound to it than his first single OVER! . I like it though. Its a really chilled out track and its nice that Drake is changing it up on each track , Rapping on some , and actually showing his singing side on other tracks like this one. I like it.