Sunday, 25 January 2015

Rihanna changes Lanes With New Music, "FourFiveSeconds"



Was anyone else expecting a guitar-led, acoustic-ey return from Rihanna? I sure wasn't! And let's be honest, neither were you!

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Bjork Issues Benevolent Statement About Leak Of "Vulnicura"



Bjork's album leaks early, and what does she do? Liken it to rape? Heavens, no! Always having been on the cutting edge, this Diva not only pushed the release date forward months- to FRICKIN TOMORROW- but she issued a statement on Facebook that actually thanked her fans for the interest in her work.

Friday, 16 January 2015

[ Free For All Friday ]



First Free For All Friday post of the year! Whoop!

If you don't know the score, here be the rules:
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  • It would be nice if it stuck to music, but it's not a requirement! So talk about news, current events, how you're getting your hair done next time you hit the hairdresser! Whateves, really!
  • No nasty comments aimed at other users.
Inappropriate hugs to all of y'all (hi-fives to the underagers), and wishing you an awesome weekend!

Mariah Carey Heads To Vegas For Residency



The Diva with the 5-octave range is headed for The Colosseum At Caesars Palace, Las Vegas! Put in for your leave now at work for the months of May/ June, because that's when it's all going down in Sin City!

Sitting down with Ellen, the Diva confirmed what most industry insiders already suspected was the next step in her illustrious career. I'm guessing if these 18 dates turn out to be successful, she'll probably pitch up for a longer stay (and more money). However, I don't see this being a long-term thing- à la Celine Dion- as Mariah still seems hungry for chart success and relevancy.

Get your tickets NOW!

Thursday, 15 January 2015

FKA Twigs Mesmerises With "Pendulum" Visuals



FKA Twigs continues to explore her creativity with not only her musical output, but her stunning visuals too. In the self-directed video for new single Pendulum, watch as the Diva quite literally becomes a physical manifestation of the song title, being held in stasis by her hair.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Jazmine Sullivan Drops Instagram Anthem With "Mascarra"



There is a word I could have used in place of Instagram in the title. It starts with "T" and Beyonce uses it in the remix of Flawless. But I refuse to. I'm too old, and definitely not hip enough to utter it- even in print. Still, this song sums up a segment of society- who are regularly on Insta- using their "assets" to get those bills paid.

Pharrell Puts Adele In The Same Vocal League As Mariah And Whitney!!! Is He Wrong, Though?




Pharrell Williams seems hell bent on getting a collaboration with British singer-songwriter Adele- run for you life, girl! How else do you explain him putting the Diva in the same vocal bracket as actual legends, Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston?

Monday, 12 January 2015

Rihanna Ruins 2015 Already With "Vogue" Cover



I am aware enough to know I'm perhaps the only person on this site looking forward to Rihanna's new project, R8. However, just because I enjoy the Diva's schtick it does not mean I am blind to her limitations. Case in point, this newly surfaced, TERRIBLE cover of Madonna's Vogue.

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Is Sia Trying To Court Controversy With "Elastic Heart" Visuals?




Sia isn't done with last year's 1000 Forms of Fear- like I worried she was- having just released the visuals for its next single, Elastic Heart .

Undoubtedly a great song, it being picked as single number three does seem like an odd choice though. Already having been "released"- albeit featuring the The Weeknd- as a single to promote a Hunger Games Soundtrack back in 2013, one has to wonder if re-releasing it could ultimately impact sales.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Did Jazmine Sullivan Do Whitney Houston's 'I Have Nothing' Justice? Listen And Find Out!



Finally, the release date for Jazmine Sullivan's third album, Reality Show, is within reach! Due to hit the shelves on the 13th of this month, the Diva joined Vibe magazine to give us a little taster of what to expect from those powerful pipes with a Whitney Houston cover.

The big takeaway from this was the control Jazzer has. This isn't a new revelation- we know she is a technical and emotive singer- but it's still a marvel to see a voice under such tight lock.

Watch how this Philadelphia-based Diva handles the epic I Have Nothing below.