KE$HA WANTS TO BE IN KATY PERRY’S WEDDING
Will Ke$ha be a bridesmaid in Katy Perry’s wedding to Russell Brand? Well, the “Tik Tok” singer definitely wants to be. Ke$ha told British paper The Sun that Perry had “better ask” her to be in the wedding party, and that she approves of her comedian fiancÃ© because she loves “English men.”
DRAKE EXCITED TO RETURN TO LA
Drake’s upcoming May 13th concert at Club Nokia in Los Angeles will hold special meaning for the acclaimed singer/rapper, taking him back to the place where his first-ever Grammy nominations were announced last year. While the new artist didn’t win, his song “Best I Ever Had” was up for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Solo Performance. Drake is prepping his debut album, Thank Me Later, which is due out later this year. Tickets for the May 13th Club Nokia show go on sale Friday.
BOI-1DA TALKS DRAKE’S THANK ME LATER ALBUM
According to DefSounds.com, the producer responsible for Drake’s new single “Over,” Boi-1da, is speaking very highly of Drizzy’s upcoming album, Thank Me Later. The hitmaker promises the disc “is coming sooner than anyone can expect” and revealed the project “as a whole, is probably…and I’m not being biased because I worked on it…but from what I’ve heard it’s one of the greatest albums I’ve ever heard.” Fans can expect Drake’s highly anticipated debut album to hit shelves later this year.
WILL.I.AM TALKS KELIS’ POTENTIAL
During a recent interview with Vibe magazine, will.i.am spoke openly about the recent signing of Kelis to his Music Group imprint at Interscope records. The Black Eyed Peas member feels the “Milkshake” singer is not just “a best kept secret” but on the cusp of becoming “an international sensation.” In addition, Will stated, “The Black Eyed Peas are big; the Black Eyed Peas are international. I think Kelis can be that big. As big as the Peas.”
MARIAH’S NEW SINGLE OFF ANGELS ADVOCATE
Mariah Carey is pressing full steam ahead to promote her upcoming remix album, Angels Advocate. According to the singer’s official fan site, the next single off the project is titled “Ribbons” and it features The Dream and Ludacris. The disc includes contributions from Mary J. Blige, Nicki Minaj, R. Kelly, Big Boi, Jermaine Durpri and many more. Be sure to get your copy on March 30th, exclusively through Target.
ESTELLE GRABS BEST OF THE BEST FOR NEW LP
According to Rap-Up.com, Estelle has some unexpected guest features on her upcoming album, All Of Me. The “American Boy” songstress linked up with the likes of Travis McCoy from Gym Class Heroes, Swizz Beatz and John Legend. The U-K singer wanted to keep the collaborations to a limit, explaining, “The album’s called All of Me, so I didn’t want to put too many people on it.” The follow-up to 2008’s Shine is slated for a September release.
LIL WAYNE BEGINS HIS PRISON SENTENCE
After three delays, Lil Wayne has finally turned himself in to begin his one year jail sentence for weapons possession. The rapper was initially supposed to begin on February 11th, however due to an emergency dental appointment to undergo eight root canals, Weezy was granted an additional month to properly heal. Then, just hours before he was scheduled to begin last week, a fire broke out at the Manhattan Criminal Court Building. Instead of serving the very next day, judge Charles H. Solomon stated the courthouse needed further repairs which meant Wayne was granted an extra weekend of freedom. MTV News has learned the emcee will be allowed permitted two visits each week with no conjugal visits since he is not married. In addition, he will have guards assigned to protect his safety and interact with inmates of a certain classification. If he’s lucky, he could potentially only serve eight months, according to his lawyer.
TRAIN IS IN WINE COUNTRY
Train is going to be playing a series of shows in the Napa Valley of California, better known as Wine Country. The shows are private, but the San Francisco rockers are giving you a chance to win tickets to see them perform! Head to TrainLine.com to learn more now.
FIGHTING MAKES LILY ALLEN CRY
Some people started fighting at Lily Allen’s show on Sunday night at the O2 Arena in London, and it caused the “Smile” singer to leave the stage in tears. According to ContactMusic.com, once the “middle-aged men” were escorted out, Allen came back on stage and continued her set, but not before saying “That’s the worst sort of violence. It’s f***ing sick and you lot should be ashamed of yourself.” Allen recently delayed her retirement from music until this summer because she wants to open a show for Jay Z.
MADONNA GETS MAD
Reports are coming out of Hollywood that Madonna had a little meltdown at Elton John’s pre-Oscar party over the weekend. According to British paper The Mirror, the party was sponsored by Grey Goose, and Madge got angry when she wasn’t able to get a drink made with her personal vodka preference, Belvedere. A source says that Madonna was “dropping F-bombs like they were going out of fashion” and manager Guy Oseary had to calm her down. The source also says that actress Jane Fonda said hello to Madonna, but she was in such a bad mood that she didn’t even turn around to acknowledge her. Learn more at Mirror.co.uk.
SEE THE RUNAWAYS, HELP A GOOD CAUSE
Sara Bareilles is helping to put on a special screening of The Runaways, the new movie about the lives of Joan Jett and Cherie Currie that hits theaters on April 9th. The “Love Song” singer is screening the film tonight in Los Angeles, and if you buy tickets, proceeds go to benefit Rock n’ Roll Camp For Girls Los Angeles, which is a new non-profit that aims to empower girls through music education. Learn more and be a part of the special event, by heading to BrownPaperTickets.com.
LEONA LEWIS IS HAPPY THE COVE WON AN OSCAR
The film The Cove won Best Documentary at the Oscars on Sunday night, and Leona Lewis is absolutely thrilled that it did. The movie shows people who are trying to stop dolphins from getting brutally murdered, and since Leona is such an animal lover, she took to her Twitter account to offer a big congratulations. The “Bleeding Love” singer called The Cove “inspiring and moving,” and wrote that you can help protect the animals by texting “Dolphin” to 44144. Learn more at Twitter.com/LeonaLewisMusic.
ROB THOMAS AT THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony just got a little bit better. Rob Thomas took to his Twitter account to say that he will be performing at the event, which takes place on Monday in New York City. The matchbox twenty frontman wrote that it will be “much fun!” Follow Rob at Twitter.com/ThisIsRobThomas.
D’ANGELO ARRESTED FOR SOLICITING FEMALE COP
According to the New York Post, D’Angelo was arrested Saturday around 2:30 AM for soliciting an undercover policewoman. The “Brown Sugar” singer offered the cop 40 dollars for oral sex while driving through New York City’s West Village. Head over to NYPost.com to learn more now.
DRU HILL IS IN FULL COMEBACK MODE
In case you haven’t noticed, there seems to a handful of ‘90s artists attempting to revive their careers. We just found out Dru Hill has released “Right to Remain Silent” as a new single off their upcoming album, InDRUpendence Day. The R&B group’s fourth studio effort will be their first disc in over seven years! Head over to ConcreteLoop.com now for your first listen.
SIMON & GARFUNKEL ANNOUNCE TOUR
Simon & Garfunkel have revealed that they will indeed be touring this year. The trek kicks off on April 29th with the pair’s first-ever appearance at the New Orleans Jazzfest and will run through May 5th, when it wraps up in Montreal. Along the way, the singers will perform in Canada with a handful of U-S gigs in Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin and North Dakota. For all the duo’s dates, head to SimonAndGarfunkel.com.