THE BLACK EYED PEAS AT THE MOVIES
The Black Eyed Peas are bringing their The E.N.D. World Tour to movie theaters on March 30th. Over 475 theaters across the country will show a concert beaming out live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The performance will be preceded by 30 minutes of backstage footage, before the Peas take the stage for their two-hour show. Check your local listings for theaters and ticket sales. The one night only event will broadcast live on Tuesday, March 30th at 10:30 PM Eastern.
A GAGA/BRITNEY COLLABORATION IN THE WORKS?
Could we be seeing a collaboration between two of the biggest pop stars in the world? Well if you believe British paper The Sun, then something may be in the works between Lady Gaga and Britney Spears. The periodical reports that the two met each other for the first time at the GRAMMYs and that they are interested in heading in the studio together. No word on when that collaboration would take place.
LADY A LEADS GRAMMY CHARGED ALBUM CHART
Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now will remain at number one on the Billboard album chart for a second straight week. The album sold over 209-thousand copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, bringing its two week total to over 689-thousand copies. GRAMMY performer Lil Wayne debuts at number two with his much-delayed Rebirth album selling over 176-thousand copies. It marks the seventh top ten album for Wayne, who will be sentenced to a year long jail term next month. Nick Jonas & The Administration’s debut album, Who I Am, bows at number three, selling over 82-thousand copies. GRAMMY show opener and two-time winner Lady Gaga sees her The Fame album fall one spot to number four, while her Fame Monster EP climbs two spots to number 12. The 2010 GRAMMY Nominees compilation climbs three slots to number five, while performer and winner the Black Eyed Peas’ The E.N.D. jumps four spots to number six. Taylor Swift got a nice boost after winning four trophies and performing on the GRAMMY stage, as her Fearless album jumps six spots to number seven. Rob Zombie debuts at number eight with Hellbilly Deluxe 2, Susan Boyle falls five spots to number nine with I Dreamed A Dream and the Best New Artist winner Zac Brown Band climbs 12 spots to round out the top ten with The Foundation.
DAVID GUETTA, DAMIEN MARLEY & NAS AT UMF
GRAMMY-winner David Guetta will perform at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Florida next month. The fest will also feature performances from Damian Marley, Nas, Sasha & John Digweed, Paul Oakenfold and many others. The two-day electronic and alternative music experience takes place March 26th and 27th at Bicentennial Park in Miami. Tickets are available now.
P!NK’S SALES RISE AFTER GRAMMY PERFORMANCE
P!nk had an amazing performance at the GRAMMYs, and it seems that the public has taken notice. According to PerezHilton.com, since her Cirque du Soleil-like routine, the “Sober” singer saw her album sales raise from nine-thousand copies to more than 30-thousand, and the song that she performed, “Glitter in the Air,” has been downloaded one-thousand percent more than the previous week.
GAGA ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA
Lady Gaga was on Good Morning America yesterday for a sit down interview with Cyndi Lauper by her side. They talk about many different things, including explaining the work that they’re doing for women’s health, and also Gaga spoke about her performance with Elton John at the GRAMMYs. See it now at ABCNews.com/GMA.
JOHN MAYER OPENS UP ABOUT JESSICA SIMPSON
John Mayer has a revealing interview in the upcoming issue of Playboy, and UsMagazine.com has gotten an exclusive taste of what we can expect to read. It seems that the singer-songwriter is very open about most of his past relationships, including saying that Jessica Simpson was “a drug,” and that she was like “crack cocaine” to him. He also denied that his song “Heartbreak Warfare” is about ex Jennifer Aniston, saying that she was the “most communicative, sweetest, kindest person.” Read more at UsMagazine.com.
AMY WINEHOUSE TO GET REMARRIED IN JAMAICA?
More news has come out on the Amy Winehouse and Blake Fielder-Civil reconciliation front. According to British paper The Sun, the embattled singer, who is in Jamaica to supposedly put the finishing touches on her new album, is going to fly her ex-husband to the island so they can work on getting back together. We’ll keep you posted.
BANDS MAKE HANDMADE CRAFTS FOR HAITI
No Doubt, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Vampire Weekend, The Strokes, Fleet Foxes and more are just some of the musicians who have handmade items to be auctioned off to raise money for the victims of the Haiti earthquake. The Crafts For A Cause auction will begin on March 15th and all the money raised will be going to the Artists for Peace and Justice to benefit Haiti. Learn more at CraftsForACause.Tumblr.com.
SEAL APART FROM WIFE ON VALENTINE’S DAY
Heidi Klum and Seal will be spending Valentine’s Day apart this year, as she is in New York filming her show Project Runway and he is in Los Angeles taking care of their kids, but that doesn’t mean the couple won’t be celebrating. The model told UsMagazine.com that she’ll be sending her singer-songwriter husband a “fun surprise box” that will contain everything from “cute underwear” to “chocolates.” Learn more at UsMagazine.com.
ROB THOMAS ROCKS WITH INXS
Rob Thomas has taken his cradlesong tour to Australia and fans who came out to see him in Melbourne got a very special surprise. The matchbox twenty frontman brought out local legends INXS to rock the stage with him. You can purchase your copy of the recording of the show at RobThomasMusic.com.
JAY SEAN AND NICOLE SCHERZINGER?
Pussycat Doll lead singer Nicole Scherzinger recently broke up with longtime boyfriend, racecar driver Lewis Hamilton, but has the frontwoman already moved on? UsMagazine.com reports that Scherzinger has been seen getting close with Jay Sean, but a source says that it’s still “very new.” Scherzinger’s rep on the other hand insists that they’ve just been working on a song together and that it’s “strictly professional.”
LEONA LEWIS HAS MOST ROMANTIC SONG EVER
Leona Lewis’s hit “Bleeding Love” has been named the most romantic tune of all time according to a survey done by PRS For Music, a large U-K foundation for new music. According to ContactMusic.com, the song beat out “I Will Always Love You” and “My Heart Will Go On,” by Whitney Houston and Celine Dion respectively. Learn more about the Valentine’s Day list at PRSForMusic.com.
TRAIN HAS NEW SONG AVILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD
Train has a new song available on iTunes. It’s a track called “Finish Line” and all proceeds raised from the sale of the exclusive song will go to benefit Team USA, who are trying to win some gold medals beginning Friday night in Vancouver at the Winter Olympics. Learn more at TrainLine.com.
BON JOVI WANTS TO SEE YOU “LIVIN’ ON A PRAYER”
Bon Jovi’s The Circle Tour kicks off tonight, and in honor of that, the legendary band has just announced that they want fans to submit video of themselves singing the band’s classic song “Livin’ on a Prayer.” In each city the group plays, the best video will be shown on giant video screens, as Bon Jovi rock their signature song. Learn more and submit your video today at Prayer.BonJovi.com.
FAITH EVANS PREPS NEW ALBUM, REALITY TV
Attention Faith Evans fans! Your favorite R&B singer has reportedly partnered with E1 Music and E1 Television to release a new studio album and reality series. Notorious B.I.G’s widow will chronicle her return to the music after a five-year hiatus in the new series titled It’s All About Faith. The singer said in a statement, “2010 is shaping up to be an amazing year for me. To be in a place where I have grown from an entertainer to an entrepreneur is truly a blessing.” She added, “I am excited to share this incredible experience with my fans and the world.” No word on when the show will debut or the release date for her yet-to-be-titled disc.
TONI BRAXTON INKS NEW BRAVO SERIES
Toni Braxton is not only working on her upcoming Pulse album, but she recently landed a reality series with Bravo titled Braxton Family Values. In the upcoming show, the singer will reveal the challenges of raising a family while juggling her music career. Its not yet known if the series will feature her estranged husband, Keri Lewis, but the show will definitely premiere this fall.
MINAJ OFFERS 50K REWARD FOR LOST STUFFED ANIMAL
Nicki Minaj is looking for an animal and will pay 50-thousand dollars for whoever finds it. She didn’t lose a puppy or a kitten, believe it or not, the rapstress is searching for her stuffed animal named “Oscar.” According to her Twitter page, the fem-cee misplaced her stuffed pink monkey after a flight from New York to Miami, following an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman. If you’ve seen it…hit her up @NickiMinaj on Twitter ASAP!
KERI HILSON DENIES DATING CHRIS BROWN
Despite what you may have heard, Keri Hilson and Chris Brown are not dating. The songstress took to her Twitter page to address the rumors that began to circulate earlier this week. She tweeted: “The paps think they’re slick. Gone ask CB & I to take a picture on the carpet then asked if we were dating!!!” Keri added, “So no! I’m letting yall know now.” There you have it! In addition, be on the look out for Hilson’s upcoming sophomore album later this year.
THE LINEUP FOR BONNAROO ANNOUNCED!
The lineup for the 2010 Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, Tennessee was been revealed this week and the Kings of Leon, Rise Against, Manchester Orchestra and The Black Keys have all been added to the bill. Some very big names were already announced, including what could be headlining sets from the Weezer, Dave Matthews Band, and Jay Z. Other artists that will be involved, according to Rolling Stone, are Phoenix, The Dead Weather, She & Him, 311, Jeff Beck and many, many more. Plus, the Flaming Lips will be covering Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon at the event. The festival takes place June 10th through the 13th and tickets are on sale now.
CLAPTON ANNOUNCES CROSSROADS LINE-UP
Eric Clapton has announced the line-up to his third Crossroads Guitar Festival. The day-long guitar-all-stars event will feature performances from the likes of the Allman Brothers Band, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck, Joe Bonamassa, John Mayer, Robert Randolph, Sheryl Crow, Steve Winwood, ZZ Top and many others, including Clapton, of course. It all happens on June 26th in Chicago with tickets going on sale on February 20th. Learn more at EricClapton.com.
LIL WAYNE SHOT NINE VIDEOS LAST WEEKEND
According to MTV News, Lil Wayne is doing everything in his power to make sure his fans remember him while he serves his one year prison sentence. The emcee teamed up with video director David Rousseau to shoot nine videos in one weekend. The rapper reportedly shot scenes for songs off the We Are Young Money compilation album, his current Rebirth disc and his upcoming Tha Carter IV as well. The emcee begins his one year sentence for gun possession on March 2nd.