BRITNEY SPEARS COMIC BOOK!
Britney Spears is the subject of a new one-off comic book courtesy of Bluewater Productions Inc.’s ongoing Fame series. Fame has profiled celebrities in the past such as Lady Gaga and actors Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. The Spears comic will focus on her rise to stardom, her documented private life and her efforts to be understood. The 32-page issue, illustrated by Ricardo Jaime, is out now in comic book stores and online retailers.
Writer Patrick McCray released the following statement about Spears: “She is far more complicated than most people realize. No matter what preconceptions you have about her, there will always be more layers and surprises. Beyond the performer, there is a real human being there, struggling for a real life, struggling to connect with her art, and struggling to be understood.”
CHRIS BROWN AND JUSTIN BIEBER SHOOT NEW VID
Chris Brown and Justin Bieber recently shared the stage during Bieber’s Australian tour. The two performed “Up,” and now, the pair will begin work on a video for Brown’s F.A.M.E. track “Next 2 You.” Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun, confirmed the video plans on Twitter. The mid-tempo ballad is about the power of love and making the pledge to spend your life with that special someone. No word on when the video shoot is or when we can expect to see the clip. We will keep you posted.
SELENA GOMEZ REMIX!
Selena Gomez and The Scene’s single, “Who Says,” has been remixed by Joe Bermudez. The remix adds a dance feel to the tune, the lead single off their album, which is set to arrive next month. Bermudez has remixed tracks for Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, Hilary Duff, Ciara and Jesse McCartney.
You can hear Joe Bermudez’s remix of “Who Says” here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1b-CaxK0GTo
Check out the video for “Who Says” here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzE1mX4Px0I
BRUNO MARS REVENGE APP OUT NOW!
Bruno Mars has released a new app for the iPhone and iPod Touch called Bruno Mars Revenge. The app is inspired by the tracks and artwork from his platinum debut album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans. It features 10 tracks for players to tap along to including hits “Grenade” and “Just The Way You Are,” and his latest single, “The Lazy Song.” The app is available now on iTunes.
The Bruno Mars Revenge App is available for $4.99 from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at: http://bit.ly/dYjyhb.
ADELE BACK ON TOP OF DIGITAL SONGS CHART
1. “Rolling in the Deep” — Adele
“Rolling in the Deep” is back at number one after two weeks at number two. It has sold over two-million copies.
2. “E.T.” — Katy Perry featuring Kanye West
“E.T.” falls from the top spot to number two selling over 237-thousand copies. The song has shifted over three-million downloads since it was released three months ago.
3. “Just a Kiss” — Lady Antebellum
“Just a Kiss” debuts at number three, selling over 211-thousand copies. It is the debut single off Lady A’s upcoming album.
4. “On The Floor” — Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull
Jennifer Lopez’s “On The Floor” has sold over 1.7-million copies since its release 11 weeks ago.
5. “Lazy Song” — Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars’s “Lazy Song” is down one spot to number five and has just gone platinum, selling over one-million copies.
GAGA TO RELEASE NEW MUSIC VIA FARMVILLE
Lady Gaga is teaming up with the hit online game FarmVille to release new music from her forthcoming album, Born This Way. According to a press release, from May 17th to the 19th, players of an offshoot of the game titled GagaVille will be able to listen to a few unreleased songs. Should be a nice little treat for all the Little Monsters out there getting ready for the album’s release on May 23rd.
ADELE STAYS AT NUMBER ONE
Adele has done it again. For yet another week, the singer is atop the Billboard 200 album chart, with her sophomore effort, 21, selling another 155-thousand copies, pushing her domestic total past 1.5-million units sold. She’s also number one on the U-K chart as well, and has sold more than six-million copies worldwide.
NICKI MINAJ TO BE HERSELF ON BRITNEY TOUR
According to Billboard.com, Nicki Minaj is promising her fans that just signing on to appear as a supporting act for Britney Spears upcoming tour will not change her. The fem-cee explained that people assume that going on a “pop tour” will alter who she is as an artist. Nicki stated, “I think that’s the biggest misconception. I think people don’t understand that I remain myself, whether I’m on a hip-hop tour or a pop tour.” After noting that 80-percent of the audience during Weezy’s I Am Music II tour was very diverse, Minaj added, “To me, hip-hop is pop. They’ve merged. Everyone listens to rap. I think it’s all the same thing.” Visit Billboard.com for more.
DAUGHTRY WORKS WITH RIVERS CUOMO
It’s not the most obvious pairing, but it’s certainly interesting. Chris Daughtry wrote on Twitter that he and Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo have been working on writing songs together, and the former American Idol contestant even posted a picture of the two of them in matching horn-rimmed glasses. Check the pic out at Twitter.com/Chris_Daughtry.
SWIFT PERFORMS “THE STORY OF US” FOR ELLEN
Taylor Swift appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday, discussing life, love and music with the host. On the show, Taylor performed her single, “The Story Of Us,” a song she admits was written after a run-in with an ex-boyfriend at an awards show. When Ellen asked Taylor how she felt about the attention her relationships get, Taylor said, “I think it’s just obnoxious if I complain about anything. I hear people talk about, ‘Oh, the intrusions on my privacy!’ It’s like, there are a million other jobs you could have had.” Taylor also surprised a fan in the audience during her visit, giving her VIP passes to a show on her upcoming Speak Now tour.
ROB THOMAS LIKES CHRISTINA PERRI
Christina Perri recently released her album, Lovestrong, and there’s at least one fellow artist who can’t wait to go pick it up. Matchbox twenty frontman Rob Thomas wrote on Twitter that Perri’s debut is for “fans of good songs,” which is a pretty nice compliment coming from someone who has written quite a few “good songs” himself. If you haven’t already, be sure to pick up Lovestrong now.
BRUNO HITS BACK AT TYLER THE CREATOR
Bruno Mars has responded to Tyler the Creator of Odd Future threatening to “stab” him in the “esophagus” in the group’s song, “Yonkers.” Bruno spoke to Spin magazine about it, saying that Tyler is going to have to “wait in line” if he wants to stab him, and that comments like that come with success, explaining, “you pick up some fans and a handful of haters along the way.”
WIZ KHALIFA’S “ROLL UP” GOES GOLD
Wiz Khalifa can do no wrong. The rapper’s label, Atlantic Records, has confirmed on Twitter that the digital success of his second single, “Roll Up,” has reached gold status. The song was released just three months ago and marks his second offering to be certified gold.
THE KILLERS TO START NEW ALBUM NEXT WEEK
Killers fans will be thrilled to hear that the band will begin working on new music next week. Drummer Ronnie Vannucci told XFM that they have a “pile of songs” ready to work on and that they’ll rejoin to write new songs together on Tuesday. Very exciting indeed! The Killers’ last album, Day & Age, came out back in 2009.
PRE-ORDER LIL WAYNE’S ALBUM NOW
Before Lil Wayne’s much hyped album, Tha Carter IV, hits stores, the rapper has issued the official trailer for the project on YouTube. In the clip, Wayne chronicles the videos from the previous installments of Tha Carter.
15 YEARS AGO: HOOTIE AT NUMBER ONE
What were you listening to 15 years ago? Well it was probably something from Hootie & the Blowfish, because on May 12th, 1996, the band’s second studio album, Fairweather Johnson, became the number one album in the country. Reminisce about the album a bit by reading Rolling Stone magazine’s review of it at RollingStone.com.