ADAM LAMBERT ANNOUNCES ACOUSTIC EP
On December 6th, Adam Lambert will release a five song EP titled Acoustic Live! There will be a limited number of physical copies made available for sale exclusively at Lambert’s official website. Fans who pre-order the EP through the site will get the acoustic version of “Whataya Want From Me” immediately, as well as a limited-edition lithograph poster of the cover art. Acoustic Live! includes versions of five of Adam’s most popular tracks from his platinum selling debut album, For Your Entertainment, including “Whataya Want From Me” and “Music Again.” It also includes an acoustic version of “Mad World,” which Adam first famously performed on American Idol. Pre-order the album now at AdamOfficial.com.
PRESENTERS ANNOUNCED FOR AMAS
Christina Milian, Jessica Alba, John Legend and Lady Antebellum have been added to the list of presenters at the 2010 American Music Awards. That’s not all though! Mandy Moore, Natasha Bedingfield, Nicki Minaj and Ryan Seacrest, as well as Samuel L. Jackson, Sheryl Crow, Taio Cruz, Willow Smith and many others will also present at the annual event. The show will feature performances from Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Kid Rock, Justin Bieber as well as Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Christina Aguilera, Bon Jovi and P!nk, Usher, Backstreet Boys & New Kids on the Block, Ne-Yo and more. The event will broadcast live from L-A, Sunday at 8 PM Eastern on ABC.
VOTE! For the fourth year, AMA winners will be determined by online voting at the official Coca-Cola voting location AMAVote.com.
JESSE McCARTNEY MOVES UP HAVE IT ALL
Jesse McCartney has moved up the release of his fourth album, Have It All. The record, which was originally set to arrive in January, will now be released on December 28th. Have It All features his new single “Shake,” as well as production from Sean Garrett, Kevin Rudolf and Ammo.
AKON DEFENDS MJ SONG, DISAGREES WITH WILL.I.AM
According to TMZ, Akon doesn’t like what will.i.am has been saying about the new Michael Jackson records being released. Even though the Black Eyes Peas frontman feels that the icon is being disrespected, the Senegalese singer described his “Hold My Hand” duet with the King Of Pop as a “dream come true” that was “epic” and doesn’t “see anything disrespectful about it.” Akon added, “These albums would have come out if [MJ] was alive or dead so I think this helps to keep his legacy alive.”
NEW BLACK EYED PEAS SONG SURFACES!
Rap-Up.com reports a new song called “Do It Like This!” from The Black Eyed Peas has just hit the Internet. The nearly six-minute long track incorporates hip hop, techno, pop and house music all at once. Will.i.am previously said of the song that it’s “harder than any attitude… It goes to a place no hip-hopper would go to right now.” Fans can expect unreleased material to drop every week leading up to the release of their upcoming effort, The Beginning, which arrives on November 30th! Get your BEP fix now!
P!NK TWEETS WITH FAVORITE AUTHOR
Even world famous musicians can get star-struck once in a while. Author Paulo Coelho, best known for penning the novel The Alchemist, wrote on Twitter that he was listening to P!nk’s new song, “Raise Your Glasses,” and the pop star got pretty excited about it. P!nk wrote that she was extremely flattered that he would listen to her music, and that Coelho is her “favorite author.” Follow P!nk at Twitter.com/Pink.
LEONA LEWIS TO RELEASE LIVE DVD
Leona Lewis is putting out a live concert DVD. According to a press release, The Labyrinth Tour — Live From the O2 will be available on December 14th and features 20 tracks filmed at different performances from all over the U-K, including “Bleeding Love,” “Better in Time” and more. The DVD will also come with a bonus CD featuring ten songs. Learn more at LeonaLewisMusic.com.
LEONA HAPPY ABOUT ROYAL ENGAGMENT
Some of the biggest news worldwide yesterday was that Prince William and Kate Middleton became engaged, and Leona Lewis is thrilled about it. The English singer wrote a “congratulations” on her Twitter page to the couple and asked the question “how cute are they?”
PAULINA RUBIO WELCOMES A BABY BOY
Paulina Rubio and her husband, Nicolas Vallejo, have just become proud parents of a baby boy named Andrea Nicolas Vallejo-Nagera Rubio. He was born in Miami on Sunday at 9:12 AM, weighing in at 6.9-pound. Rubio’s manager released a statement that reads: “Paulina and Andrea, who are accompanied by their loved ones, are in perfect condition. The new parents greatly appreciate the support, good wishes and displays of affection they have received throughout this special time and kindly ask for privacy and consideration in order to facilitate Paulina and Andrea’s recovery.”
NICKI MINAJ WANTS AN OSCAR?
During a recent interview with DJ Drama, Nicki Minaj opened up on the next accolade she wants to add to her trophy collection. The BET Hip Hop Award-winning artist revealed that she’s not only hoping to receive a GRAMMY Award, but she also wants an Oscar in the near future. The rapper, who is yet to star in a feature film, explained, “We’re getting scripts. We’re reading it, but we’re not saying nothing [yet].” In the meantime, be sure to get her Pink Friday LP on Monday!
NEW DETAILS ON T.I.’S NO MERCY
We’ve just learned new information about T.I.’s upcoming No Mercy LP. RapRadar.com reports Grand Hustle artist Young Dro revealed that the incarcerated rap star collaborated with an impressive amount of artists including Eminem, Scarface, Chris Brown, Drake, Kid Cudi, Kanye West, Rocko, Christina Aguilera and Trey Songz. The disc will be available in stores on December 7th. We wonder what happened to the rumored Lady Gaga guest feature?
Here’s the tracklist according to Atlantic Records:
No Mercy track list:
1 “Welcome To The World” (feat. Kanye West & Kid Cudi)
2 “How Life Changed” (feat. Mitchelle’l & Scarface)
3 “Get Back Up” (feat. Chris Brown)
4 “I Can’t Help It” (feat. Rocko)
5 “That’s All She Wrote” (feat. Eminem)
6 “No Mercy” (feat. The-Dream)
7 “Big Picture”
8 “Strip” (feat. Young Dro & Trey Songz)
10 “Amazing” (feat. Pharrell)
11 “Everything” On Me
12 “Poppin Bottles” (feat. Drake)
13 “Lay Me Down”
14 “Castle Walls” (feat. Christina Aguilera)
SWIFT’S RULES FOR LIVING A HEALTHY LIFE
Taylor Swift, who recently graced the cover of WebMD Magazine, also shared with the publication her rules for healthy living. Living the rock-star lifestyle can take a toll on an artist, physically and mentally. Taylor said her tools for relaxation and comfort include candles and her iPod. Regardless of her busy schedule, she always squeezes in an hour-long run on a treadmill every day. She also says that she sticks to a healthy diet during the week, then splurges on her favorites when the weekend comes. Here are some of her other tips:
SWIFT DISCUSSES HUGE DONATION TO PARK
Taylor Swift donated 100-thousand dollars in August to Kids Kingdom, a playground in her hometown of Hendersonville, Tennessee that was damaged by flood waters in May. In the December issue of People Country, Taylor discussed why it was important for her to donate to that specific organization. She said, “When I was little, playing in the park was a huge part of my imagination. Now, swings are a good place to have a conversation. You’re distracted by swinging so you can open up more.” Taylor also donated 250-thousand dollars last December to Hendersonville schools and other schools she attended throughout the country. The money bought books for students and funded educational programs.
T.I. STORYTELLER SPECIAL AIRS NEXT MONTH!
While T.I. continues to serve his 11-month sentence for violating the terms of his probation, the rapper’s recent showcase with Vh1 Storytellers is still scheduled to premiere soon. The Atlanta native taped the show months ago and got the chance to explain the inspirations behind his music in front of an intimate crowd in New York City. Viewers can expect Vh1 Storytellers: T.I. to air on Friday, December 10th at 11 PM Eastern.
LADY ANTEBELLUM HONORED IN HOMETOWN
Lady Antebellum played two sold-out shows on Monday in Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley’s hometown of Augusta, Georgia, where they were honored by the city. Before their performance, the trio received a key to the city and also had a street renamed “Lady Antebellum Way” in tribute to them. According to the Augusta Chronicle, the city also plans to honor the group by naming a new pavilion after them as well. Lady A donated money from Monday’s concerts to the Medical College of Georgia’s Children Medical Center. Dave and Charles also surprised three teachers from their high school with one-thousand dollar OfficeMax gift cards.
ADELE RELEASES A VIDEO WITH NEW SONG
We mentioned that Adele recently released her new song, “Rolling in the Deep,” the first single off of her forthcoming album, 21. Well there is also a nice black-and-white video to go along with the tune that features footage taken of her in the studio. Check it out now at Adele.tv. 21 is due out on February 22nd.
MICHAEL BUBLE WINS AN AWARD
Michael Buble has won an award. According to the singer-songwriter’s official website, Michael took home the Gemini Award for Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series for his concert special Michael Buble at the Concert Hall. Learn more at MichaelBuble.com.
The Gemini Awards were founded in 1986 and celebrate excellence in Canadian English-language television.
WIN A SIGNED MAROON 5 CD
Want to get a signed copy of Maroon 5’s latest album, Hands All Over? Well the California band has teamed with Vevo to offer fans a chance to win, and all you have to do is say what your favorite M5 video is. Learn more at Maroon5.com.
LEAKED ONEREPUBLIC VIDEO NOT THE REAL THING
A video was recently put online claiming to be the official clip for OneRepublic’s new song “Good Life.” Well a post on the band’s website says that what is out is not the “official ‘Good Life’ video” and that the actual clip is “coming soon” and “very different from what’s been posted.” Learn more and see some behind the scenes footage from the shoot at OneRepublic.net.
TAYLOR HAS A DATING “PHOBIA”
Taylor Swift’s possible relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal has led to a lot of talk recently, but if they are really dating, perhaps the actor should be careful. Taylor discussed her thoughts on boyfriends in a recent interview with Allure magazine, saying that she has “a phobia about being in the wrong relationship.” She added that as soon as she establishes that “it’s not the right one,” she gets out because she doesn’t want to “waste” the guy’s time. Learn more at Allure.com.
KATY PERRY STILL GETS NERVOUS
Katy Perry may be one of the biggest stars in the world, but she still gets nervous performing in front of large crowds. According to ContactMusic.com, the “California Gurls” singer said that she “still feels nervous performing to crowds” and it’s not because she doesn’t “feel ready,” rather that “they’ll rush the stage” or something along those lines. Learn more at ContactMusic.com.
A SHORT FILM FROM THE SCRIPT
The extra footage for The Script’s music video for their song “For The First Time” has been turned into a short film. The 15-minute clip shows a young couple in New York City trying to do whatever they can to make their dreams come true. Check out the film and watch the video for the tune at TheScriptMusic.com. “For The First Time” is off of the Irish rockers’ sophomore album, Science & Faith, which is due out in January.
PEOPLE ARE EXCITED FOR GAGA’S NEW ALBUM
People are getting excited for Lady Gaga’s forthcoming album, Born This Way. According to MTV News, the pop star’s manager, Troy Carter, said that Gaga did “an incredible job” on it, and Gaga’s longtime producer, RedOne, echoed those thoughts, saying that people are “gonna love it” and that it’s “crazy.” Get yourself excited for Born This Way by reading more at MTVNews.com.
PARAMORE ON “PLAYING GOD”
Paramore premiered a new video this week on Paramore.net for their song “Playing God.” We just chatted with singer Hayley Williams, who thinks it’s a stand out track off their album, Brand New Eyes (See Related Cut #3). Fans can see the clip for “Playing God” now at Paramore.net.
WILL BEYONCE’S PARENTS DIVORCE?
According to TMZ, Beyonce’s parents, Mathew Knowles and Tina Knowles, were expected to finalize their divorce on Monday in Harris County, Texas. However, since neither of them appeared in court, it’s currently unknown if the couple has reconciled or not. Their pending divorce was initially due to allegations of Mathew fathering a child with his mistress, Alexsandra Wright. We’ll keep you posted!
GAME TEAMS WITH DIDDY
RapRadar.com reports Game reached out to Diddy to appear on a new track called “Red Bottoms.” It’s unknown if the Pharrell Williams-produced cut will appear on the West Coast rapper’s long-delayed R.E.D. Album, which currently has no confirmed release date. Check it out today!
KERI HILSON GRABS LIL KIM FOR “BUY ME”
HipHop-N-More.com has learned Keri Hilson has grabbed Lil Kim as a guest feature for her highly anticipated sophomore album, No Boys Allowed. Together the ladies warn men to come correct in their duet, “Buy You.” You can listen to the Polow Da Don-produced record and add No Boys Allowed to your holiday shopping list. Get yours on December 21st.
BRET MICHAELS’ COUNTRY ALBUM OUT IN 2011
Bret Michaels released his latest solo rock album, Custom Built, in June, but he’s already readying his next record — a solo country album. According to Blabbermouth.net, the disc is due out early next year. Stay up to date at BretMichaels.com.