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New Music | Rihanna Ft Eminem – Love The Way You Lie Part 2

After the hugely succesful Love The Way You Lie by Rihanna and Eminem, they’ve decided to go down the Empire State of Mind route with a broken down Part II. It’s pretty fantastic, its firmly on repeat on the iPod although im still unsure if it beats the original…? Initially a piano based broken down version of the track was recorded but then drums were added to give the song a new lease of life.

The song is produced by Alex Da Kid and will appear on Ri’s forthcoming album Loud, which drops in stores November 16th.
You can take a listen to the part II version below. What do you think….?


Willow Smith – “Whip My Hair” | Official Video

Have you seen Willow Smith‘s “Whip My Hair” video yet? If you haven’t, where have you been…? You should check it sharpish.

Willow Smith whips her hair back and forth. We know this because she repeats it over and over in her video premiere, “Whip My Hair.” The song is catchy, well-produced and could easily fit into the pop world of today right in between Rihanna and Lady Gaga.

Willow is now easily the most stylish 9-year-old girl in America (and maybe the world). The 9-year-old daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith filled Ryan Seacrest in on the meaning of the song. “You can’t be afraid to be yourself,” In Willow’s own words . “You have to be yourself and you can’t let anyone tell you that it’s wrong!”

The fun video was directed by Ray Kay and also features a cameo from Willow’s big bro, Jaden Smith! The video is packed full of color and fun and is a video that will be watched over and over again; I especially like that the Whip My Hair lyrics are age-appropriate! The video starts off with a bunch of children who are in bland white clothes, which seem to be pretty boring. When Willow Smith comes out she dips her hair in some paint and starts bringing some color into the school. The concept of the song is that anyone who has hair can let loose and shake it and just have fun!!. The whole video is vivid and fun and full of life.

Brilliant effort from the 9 year old sensation!. It looks like this rising young star is going to have a full career ahead of her.  She is the REAL DEAL!

Finally Pixie Lott/Jason Derulo “Coming Home” has surfaced online & Nicole Scherzinger’s new single “Poison” in full , Check Them Both Out!

OH MY GODDDD! This is what I call a feel good kind of tune! This is my kind of song. I’ve been waiting to listen to this collaboration ever since it was announced. But Pixie Lott‘s super-anticipated collaboration with Mr Derulo, “Coming Home” is finally here to my delight.! The duet will be included as well as other four new tracks on Pixie’s upcoming “Turn It Up Louder” CD which will be available in the UK from this Monday, October 18th.

I’m pretty sure that this song will get the full single material. So what makes Coming Home such a good feel good tune then….? Ok its a very cute midtempo tune, nice lyrics and there is a great amount of chemistry between the two singers. It’s just one of them songs that grows on you every time you listen to it. You can just jam along to it with ease and just have a good time! Love it!

Check out the track in full below…!

To be perfectly honest I’ve never really taken Nicole‘s bid for solo success that much seriously. She’s suffered a few setbacks thus far in her solo career and with her debut album being put back I feared she would never reach the heights of her Pussycat Dolls group!

But after she featured on the X Factor as a judge I suddenly found myself warming to Nicole more than ever before, so I just found myself rooting for her and hoping her solo career picks up! And boy am I happy to hear her latest planned song release. If this attempt doesn’t do it , I have no idea what will!! Now, Nicole’s second attempt at solo stardom is taking a step in the right direction with lead single Poison.

It’s a big dance club stomper and it comes as no real surprise that the track was produced by the hugely acclaimed producer Red One.

“Poison” ticks all the boxes and i mean every single box.Poison comes complete with a big killer beat and catchy and effective lyrics. And a strong hook. “I’ve got poison on my mind!!”, Nicole sings. And boy she kills it! I’m totally feeling this 100%. The beautiful Nicole Scherzinger is set to release this club-banger on November 29th. BOY I really cannot bloody wait!!!

Follow Nicole on twitter @NicoleScherzy for all the latest news and to make sure you keep updated on the video release!!

Rihanna Unveils her Flowery & Beautiful ‘Only Girl In The World’ Video….

I don’t know what it is but with some songs i actually need the video to be released for me to take the song a bit seriously. This new video release is a pretty perfect example , I wasn’t crazy about Only Girl , Rihanna‘s first single to be lifted from the new “Loud” era but with the video being released i have suddenly found myself addicted to the track. I think it’s the type of song that sounds better and better each time you hear it and with a video to now accompany the track that just increases….!

The visuals for the track found their way onto the web earlier this week to the delight of Rihanna fans worldwide.In the 22-year-old singer’s new video, directed by longtime collaborator Anthony Mandler, Rihanna reveals the lengths she will go to get her guy to make her feel like the “Only Girl (In the World).” Rihanna has officially moved on from her edgy “Rated R” days and has taken on a more girly and upbeat look with her newly premiered music video “Only Girl”.

‘Only Girl (In The World)’ is the lead single from Rihanna’s forthcoming album ‘Loud!!

The wild array of colors and landscapes makes this video such a beautifully shot video. Rihanna shows off her beautiful to die for looks and continues to rock her “LOUD” and spirited red locks as we view her as the only girl in the world, through rose-colored glasses. If Rihanna was indeed the only girl in the world it would be such a beautiful world.

“It’s really, really beautifully shot in these crazy, crazy, crazy places,” the 22-year-old told Entertainment Weekly. “We shot landscapes that we found a couple of hours outside of LA It looks so unreal. It looks fake, like something out of a postcard with the beautiful hills: We had a lot of sunshine those couple of days, so it really worked with the whole essence of the video. But really, the video just shows this big landscape and the only person there is me.”

Ps. Rumour has it that Rihanna will perform on X Factor on Sunday 24th October…Can’t wait.

Check the oh so beautiful visuals out below..!

Mike Posner – Please Don’t Go (Music Video)

Mike Posner is really starting to make a lot of waves in the UK and quite rightly too. I first come across this young american star when he launched his career with the feel good song “Cooler than Me” which performed very impressively stateside , it actually landed him a top ten hit in Oz, Canada and his native US. It seems that success is being replicated in the UK. The single is currently number 3 on the iTunes charts for this week 5 weeks ahead of its official release so it seems Mr Posner could be set for a big start to his UK chart career. Another top ten position for a song he originally recorded in his college dorm….? That’s impressive.

The thing that strikes me about Mike Posner is that all it seems so natural, the catchiness of his songs have really shone. His ability to create his signature sound, mixing electropop, synth-tinged hip-hop and dance is particularly impressive and its evident throughout his album.

Not content with the success of his first single Mike has begun the promo for his second single “Please Don’t Go”. IMO this is the best song from his album, it’s definitely my favourite so I was glad to see it was chosen as the next single. The video sees Mike getting a bit nostalgic.  The 22-year-old singer walks down the streets of Los Angeles during a sunny day, revisiting places in the city where he and his girlfriend used to spend time together.

You can watch the video below : I particularly like the setting for the video, the lighting is a really cool feature IMO!

Seeing as we’re still sort of playing catchup here in the UK I’ve included the video to his current single impressing “Cooler than Me””


Expect to hear a lot of things about this 22 year old from Detroit in the next few years. He’s on a quest to be the next big thing and he’s well on his way!

Cee Lo Green shows off his album cover artwork..Check it out here…!

Here is Cee Lo Green’s album cover for his third solo effort, ‘The Lady Killer’

Cee Lo Green gets introspective on the cover of his new solo album The Lady Killer. The “F**k You” singer, rocking a pair of specs, complete with a smart white bow tie, chunky pinky ring, and button-down, staring out the window locked in deep thought!!!.

The Lady Killer is led by the irresistible doo-wop-inspired kiss-off tune “F*ck You” which is currently impressing in the UK charts and could be set for a numero uno this week!!

I hope no ladies were harmed in the making of this cover..!

‘The Lady Killer’ is out November 9,

New Video : Nelly premieres his “Inception” inspired video “Just A Dream”..

Though he typically makes pretty basic and typical videos, St. Louis rapper Nelly has decided to take a more creative turn with the visual for his new hit, “Just a Dream.

Inspired by the popular film “Inception” Nelly takes a walk alone on the beach, thinking about a woman he couldn’t commit to. As a house, wedding ring, and car float around him, he thinks about and remembers the good times he shared with her.

And then it all changes dramatically. The house crumbles while the car and wedding ring all burn to pieces. And just like the movie, there’s a pretty unclear conclusion to the video. Nelly’s love drowns in the ocean, refusing his attempts to save her. But just before we see her fade away completely, Nelly suddenly wakes up in his car. Was it all a dream? Who knows ey? You can be the judge of that when you check out the video below.

I really like this effort from Nelly. He’s shyed away from your typical club scene which most rappers tend to do these days. I think its refreshing that he’s changed up the styles and opted to be a lot more creative. I think the song in particular deserves that!

Just A Dream is taken from Nelly’s latest studio album entitled ‘Nelly 5.0.

New Video : Shontelle’s Latest video Perfect Nightmare is unveiled…

Shontelle fans will be very happy to know she has unveiled the follow-up video to her big smash hit “Impossible”

“Perfect Nightmare” is the next single produced by Darkchild and hopes to re-ignite interest in her sophomore album “No Gravity” which had pretty disappointing sales in it’s first week of release. Shontelle ups her tempo in “Perfect Nightmare” because she wants to stray away a bit from the ballad tracks which have become her stereotype. “I just wanted to do a single that would be more up-tempo because most people know me for ballads,” she told Neon Limelight. “I was just like ‘no! I want y’all to know I’m a party girl.’ So ‘Perfect Nightmare’ did just that!!

In the Colin Tilley directed clip, she sings away her frustration over the fact that she can’t tell her boxer boyfriend goodbye although she has been hurt for so many times.The Bajan beauty faces a tug of war between her emotions and the man she loves. Will love conquer all?

“Perfect Nightmare” is to follow ballad track “Impossible” which reached No. 13 on Billboard Hot 100 amidst the many club songs sitting on the U.S. singles chart. Both singles are taken from Shontelle’s No Gravity” second studio album ” which despite the chart performance of “Impossible” could only sell 7,000 copies in its opening week.

You can check the brand new video out below..

Album Art Spotlight : Rihanna Unveils Her “Loud” Artwork!

WOW...That album cover art is fierce. I absolutely love the choice of cover. The picture fits perfectly with the album title is about definitely.

Rihanna will release her fifth studio album, Loud, on November 16, 2010 in the United States on Def Jam Records. The album has previously been described by insiders as a return to the uptempo dance style of old. When you listen to “Only Girl” the insiders claims sound quite concrete.

Looking forward to this album a lot. Rihanna seems to be very excited about the release which can only mean good results.

New Video : US Artist Auburn unveils the visuals for her debut single “La La La”

I should hope that more and more people are familiar with the artist Auburn? Yes? No!. Well anyway the cutie is signed to J.R. Rotem’s record label Beluga Heights, and she’s been burning up the Hot 100 stateside with a quite catchy little urban-pop number called “La La La”!

Auburn , the Princess of Beluga Heights has now officially premiered the video for her debut single “La La La.” It is quite the cute clip. Directed by innovative young talent Ethan Lader, the eye-catching clip was filmed in downtown Los Angeles and features Auburn’s Beluga Heights labelmate Iyaz. It’ll make you want to hang out in downtown LA for sure!!

The 21-year-old singer from Minnesota has been in the studio with multi-platinum songwriter and producer J.R. Rotem (Jason Derulo, Rihanna, Leona Lewis, Britney Spears, Rick Ross) who signed Auburn to her Warner Bros.-distributed label Beluga Heights in 2007. Auburn will keep it all in the family and will hit the road with another Beluga Heights labelmate, Jason Derulo, on September 27 for a Fall US tour. Should be a good year for the beautiful star from Minnesota!!

Check the video out below!

Follow Auburn on twitter @CallMEAuburn

Album Tracklisting News : “Doo – Wops & Hooligans” Tracklist

Mr Bruno Mars. He seems to be cropping up a lot lately on the blog. Probably because he’s my favourite artist but anyway he’s unveiled the track listing for his upcoming album “Doo Wops & Hooligans”!

It’s as follows :

1. Grenade
2. Just The Way You Are
3. Our First Time
4. Runaway Baby
5. The Lazy Song
6. Marry You
7. Talking To The Moon
8. Liquor Store Blues (ft. Damian Marley)
9. Count On Me
10. The Other Side (ft. Cee Lo Green & B.o.B)

The album drops on October 5th!

Event Spotlight : Bruno Mars At YoYo’s in London!

That Bruno Mars is very much the man of the moment isn’t he? He’s just killing it at the moment, after an amazing recently in the UK at YoYo’s in London alongside his fellow American Mike Posner, he has now released the video for his official debut single which is released shortly in the UK , October 4th to be exact!

Below are some pictures and videos firstly of the latest emerging talent killing his set! He graced the infamous stage at west London’s weekly hip-spot, YoYo (in the Notting Hill Arts Club) for the first time and performed brilliantly. Like any YoYo night, the small basement club was packed beyond capacity with fans, industry heads and London’s contrived ‘cool kids’. He sure has the ability to sing live , he has that charismatic and playful sort of character which everybody warms to and loves, and i think Bruno has a bright future indeed!

Photo via Yin & Yang

I would have loved to attended his debut performance in London! Wish i could have! Part of Bruno’s amazing set list were ‘Billionaire’, ‘NothinOn You‘ but both with his own twist considering the rapper element was missing from the scene! He sang the songs that inspired him to write the hooks as an introduction which is so creative and cool! Liked that!

He owned the stage and although he  doesn’t possess the most amazing quality of voices he utilises his emotions perfectly to take his voice and performance to another level!  I also love the partnership between him and his songwriting partner Phil which was shown in full effect during the hit smash “Nothing on You”. From the video below you can clearly see how effortlessly the duo managed to win over the packed crowd!

He finished off the set with the amazing debut single ‘Just The Way You Are‘. I think its gotta be one of the most inspiring and beautifully written and produced songs I’ve heard so far this year! It’s one of those feel good love songs which girls are gonna absolute love and dream about for a long while!

Videos via @_ItsShane