JUSTIN BIEBER JOINS CHRISTMAS IN WASHINGTON
Justin Bieber is scheduled to perform on TNT’s holiday celebration Christmas In Washington, which airs Sunday, December 20th at 8 PM Eastern. He will join Mary J. Blige, Neil Diamond, Sugarland, Rob Thomas and Usher. George Lopez will host the one-hour event. The 15-year-old Beiber has sold over 227-thousand copies of his debut album, My World, in just two weeks. The soul-singing phenomenon first rose to prominence after he posted dozens of homemade videos on YouTube, putting his spin on songs from such artists as Usher, Ne-Yo and Stevie Wonder. Christmas In Washington will be attended by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle and benefits the National Children’s Medical Center.
LMFAO IN THE BIG APPLE
LMFAO will be bringing their Party Rock tour to New York City tonight at the Fillmore at Irving Plaza. The band will be playing two shows, one at 7 PM and the other at 11 PM. Shwayze, Far East Movement, Paradiso Girls and Lady Gaga’s DJ Space Cowboy will also be performing at the event.
Check out LMFAO’s video for “Shots” featuring Lil Jon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b99HAmcCruI
ROB THOMAS’ MUSIC ON NBC
Rob Thomas’s song “Someday” is being featured in the promo for the season finale of The Biggest Loser. If you’re watching NBC, be sure to keep an ear out for it! The Biggest Loser finale airs Tuesday night at 8 PM Eastern.
TAYLOR TALKS GRAMMY NOMINATIONS
Taylor Swift was nominated for eight GRAMMY Awards and the country star is pretty excited about it. Taylor told the Associated Press that she was “jumping up and down” and that she’s “ecstatic and blown away and so, so thankful.” The singer-songwriter has been nominated in the past has never won. Will that change this year? Find out when the GRAMMYs air live on January 31st on CBS.
JASON MRAZ IS ROOTING FOR COLBIE
Colbie Caillat was nominated for four GRAMMYs and Jason Mraz, who sang a duet with her on the song “Lucky,” took to his Twitter account to say that he’s feeling “lucky” that Colbie will take home an award. He went on to compliment her some more, saying “that gal is gold.” The GRAMMYs air on January 31st on CBS.
GAGA, THE FAMILY WOMAN
It’s not happening anytime soon, but Lady Gaga wants to start a family. According to an interview she did with Elle magazine, the “Just Dance” singer said that she wants to “have babies” and a husband that “loves and supports” her. Of course, she also mentioned that this would be in “eight to ten years” and that right now she’s just focusing on her career.
CARRIE UNDERWOOD IS NOW THE TOP-SELLING AMERICAN IDOL WINNER
Carrie Underwood has surpassed Kelly Clarkson as the highest selling American Idol alumnus (in the U-S). This week’s sales of Carrie’s latest album, Play On, have pushed her career total albums sold to 10,539,000, while Kelly has sold 10,428,000. Play On has already sold 656-thousand copies since its release last month.
BEYONCE TO TAKE SOME TIME OFF
PerezHilton.com reports the hardest working woman in show business is ready to take a break. Beyonce Knowles plans to slow things down a bit in 2010 and “hopefully take a couple of months off.” Sasha Fierce wants to “perhaps take some art classes” or “visit some museums and check out some shows on Broadway.” The singer will travel “without anyone, without any security, and focus on things I’ve always wanted to do myself.” This comes just days after Bey announced that she is working on a new album — with influences from indie music.
KID CUDI SPILLS ON CUDDER LP
According to MTV News, not only has Kid Cudi completed five songs off his upcoming sophomore album but he has collaborated with Snoop Dogg, Pharrell and Jim Jonsin. The “Day N Nite” rapper told MTV that his Cudder LP will “be the complete opposite of what Man on the Moon was. Man on the Moon was so serious. This one is gonna be more playful and fun. It’s about having a good time.” No release date has been announced yet but fans should expect the disc to drop early 2010.
THE DREAM UPSET WITH GRAMMY SNUB
The Dream reportedly took to his official Twitter account to air out his frustrations on not being nominated for a GRAMMY Award. The “Rockin’ That Thang” singer tweeted that he finds it “funny that the best album of 2009, didn’t get nominated for the second year in a row.” He blames the lack of recognition on his “ass kissing skills” not being up to par. The Radio Killa concludes his rant by stating that “this ain’t no Kanye sh**…and yes I am b*tching.”
MUSIQ RELEASES CHRISTMAS ALBUM
According to SingersRoom.com, Musiq Soulchild has just released a holiday album titled Christmas Musiq. The disc includes Christmas favorites such as “O Holy Night” and “The First Noel.” Get into the holiday spirit and purchase the singer’s new album, available at iTunes and Amazon.com now.
LL COOL J BRINGS OUT THE BEST
To help celebrate Def Jam Recordings’ 25th anniversary, LL Cool J is getting ready to unleash a collection of his biggest hit songs. Fans can grab the emcee’s upcoming All World 2 greatest hits album when it officially hit stores on Tuesday.
Be sure to catch LL’s latest TV series, NCIS: Los Angeles, every Tuesday at 9 PM Eastern.
LIL WAYNE SAYS HE WAS RAPED AT 11 YEARS OLD
During a segment from Lil Wayne’s The Carter Documentary, the rapper recalled his earliest sexual encounter. Weezy vividly remembers being “raped” by a couple of women when he was 11 years old. Wayne claims the girls performed oral sex on him in front of his friends and he felt like “a different man afterwards.” The emcee jokingly admits that he “loved it” and “never pressed charges.”
DEF JAM CELEBRATES 25 YEARS
Def Jam Recordings is one of the most successful hip-hop labels of all time, right? That fact alone is the reason why the label has released a two-disc synopsis of what it has accomplished over the last 25 years. The collector’s set, called Def Jam 25: DJ Bring That Back, along with the DVD, Def Jam 25: VJ Bring That Video Back, are available now.
CARRIE UNDERWOOD’S STAR PACKED SPECIAL AIRS MONDAY
Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special airs Monday night on FOX. During the two hour show, Carrie will sing with several celebrities including Brad Paisley, Dolly Parton, David Cook, Kristin Chenoweth, Christina Applegate, and Sons of Sylvia.
CARRIE UNDERWOOD FUN FACT
Carrie Underwood is pictured on the cover of the 2010 World Almanac and Book of Facts along with the Obamas during President Barack Obama’s inauguration. Chicago White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle is also featured on the book cover. Carrie’s picture is from her performance at the ACM Awards this year in a giant red dress.
GREEN DAY TEAM UP WITH AMERICAN IDIOT CAST FOR NEW “21 GUNS”
Green Day premiered a brand new version of their single “21 Guns” this week. The new rendition of the track features the band performing with the cast of American Idiot — a play based around the band’s 2004 album. Fans will be able to purchase the new track from digital retailers on December 22nd. The band filmed the recording of the song and plan on releasing a video for it in the coming weeks.
BECK, BEASTIES AND SANTIGOLD REMIX NORAH JONES
She may not be the first girl that comes to mind when you think of rock and roll, but Norah Jones has enlisted some pretty cool cats to remix her new album, The Fall. According to NME, Ad-Rock and Mike D from the Beastie Boys reworked one of the tracks as well as Beck and Santigold. The remixes are set to be released on vinyl in January.
Shinedown are helping fans out this holiday season by making their latest album, The Sound of Madness, available for just $7.99 via Amazon. The deal is only good through the end of this week so act fast!
CREED IN THEATERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY!
On Monday, December 7th, Creed Live will hit movie theaters across the country. One of the band’s live shows will be shown in full HD and 5.1 Surround Sound on movie screens everywhere. The concert that was recorded has already broken four Guinness Book of World Records including “most amount of cameras used to film a concert.” The gig was filmed on September 25th in Houston, Texas. Details on how fans can see the show can be found at Creed.com now.
According to Paramore’s photographer Brandon, the band has a special surprise in store for fans. Writing on Paramore.net, the man behind the lens says a “huge surprise is coming…I’m almost too excited to keep it a secret…but I will stay strong!” No word as to what the big reveal will be but we’ll be sure to keep you posted.