Posted in "I Know Who I Am", ‘For Colored Girls’, Estelle, Janelle Monae, Leona Lewis, Macy Gray, Movie Soundtrack, Music, Music In Ya Ear, Tyler Perry

Music In Ya Ear!: Leona Lewis – “I Know Who I Am”

Leona Lewis has recorded a new song called “I Know Who I Am,” for the Tyler Perry movie, ‘For Colored Girls.’ The 25-year-old takes on a massive piano-laced gospel ballad, complete with a choir. The Gospel-inspired song serves as the closing number on record that features contributions from Janelle Monae, Estelle and Macy Gray.

Beautiful song perfect for the movie.

Here is your first listen of Leona Lewis – “I Know Who I Am” (‘For Colored Girls’ Soundtrack)

Posted in Leona Lewis, Spotted

Spotted: Leona Lewis at Knott’s Scary Farm’s Halloween Haunt

Singer Leona Lewis and a few of her friends were spotted at Knott’s Scary Farm’s Halloween Haunt over the weekend on in Buena Park, California. Lewis looked like she was having a blast as she posed with the monsters and her friend.

Lewis recently pulled out of a concert in Abuja, Nigeria after bomb attacks killed 12 people. The gig was to celebrate 50 years of the African country’s independence.

In a statement, she said:

“Out of respect for those victims, it is with regret that I have had to postpone my performance.”

Leona was reportedly in a hotel with friends when the attacks took place.








Posted in Chrihanna, Chris Brown, Grammys, Keshia Chanté, Leona Lewis, Rihanna, Wire Talk

Wire Talk: Keisha Chante & Leona Lewis deny involvement in Chris Brown/Rihanna dispute

Canadian singer Keisha Chante has been caught in the centre of allegations surrounding reports of a woman igniting the incident between Chris Brown and Rihanna.

According to TMZ, a sexy text message was reportedly sent to Brown from a female on the night of the incident. When speculation began on the woman’s identity, rumours of Chante’s involvement surfaced.

Chante’s manager, Mona Scott denied the rumor to US Weekly.

“This is another unsubstantiated, untrue report; she was nowhere near the incident in any way,” said Scott. “She was nowhere near Rihanna or Chris Brown. She had nothing to do with any of that.”

It’s been reported that Brown and Rihanna’s alleged fight began after Rihanna saw the message.

Chante’s manager says that Chante has been “getting frantic” after receiving phone calls from people about the reported rumours. She says that Chante barely knows Brown and rumours involving the two have been floating around for a while.

“She’s not even dating Chris! I think they met a few years back, probably three or four years ago in Canada,” her manager said. “But that’s it. It’s crazy – there’s been a continuous kind of reporting of them linked together, and this has been the worst of it all. But, no – she had absolutely nothing to do with them or any of that.”

Aside from Chante, rumours of Leona Lewis allegedly flirting with Brown have also emerged.

The British singer attended the same pre-Grammy party that Brown and Rihanna attended just hours before their alleged incident.

Leona was at the pre-Grammy party with her family and boyfriend and had nothing whatsoever to do with any argument that may have ensued between Chris and Rihanna. Any allegations that the pair had flirted are completely false,” Lewis’ spokesperson said in a statement.

While it appears that just about everyone has something to say about their dispute, reps for Brown and Rihanna have yet to comment.

Story will be updated as it develops…

[Keisha Chante. Photo Courtesy: MTV CANADA]
[Leona Lewis. Photo Courtesy: REUTERS]

Source: National Post

Posted in "I Will Be", Chace Crawford, Gossip Girl, Leona Lewis, Music, Music In Ya Ear, New, Video Of The Day, Youtube

Music In Ya Ear!: Leona Lewis – “I Will Be”

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Leona Lewis, has just released another video from her Spirit album, called “I Will Be” and it features Gossip Girl’s Chace Crawford who has a speaking role(!).

Check it out below after the jump….


Source: YouTube

Posted in Music, New, Tune In

Just In: 2009 Grammy Nominations

British group Coldplay was nominated in the three top Grammy categories of record, album and song of the year — all for its hit album “Viva La Vida” Dec. 3, 2008. The Grammy awards will be held Feb. 8, 2009. For the first time, nominations in key categories were announced during a one-hour concert television special instead of a news conference.

Here are the nominees...

Record Of The Year
(Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s), if other than the artist.)

* Chasing Pavements
Adele

Eg White, producer; Tom Elmhirst & Steve Price, engineers/mixers
Track from: 19
[XL Recordings/Columbia]

* Viva La Vida
Coldplay

Markus Dravs, Brian Eno & Rik Simpson, producers; Michael Brauer & Rik Simpson, engineers/mixers
Track from: Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
[Capitol Records]

* Bleeding Love
Leona Lewis

Simon Cowell, Clive Davis & Ryan “Alias” Tedder, producers; Craig Durrance, Phil Tan & Ryan “Alias” Tedder, engineers/mixers
[J Records/SYCO Music]

* Paper Planes
M.I.A

Diplo, producer; Switch, engineer/mixer
Track from: Kala
[Interscope]

* Please Read The Letter
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

T Bone Burnett, producer; Mike Piersante, engineer/mixer
Track from: Raising Sand
[Rounder]

Album Of The Year
(Award to the Artist(s) and to the Album Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s)/Mixer(s) & Mastering Engineer(s), if other than the artist.)

* Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
Coldplay

Markus Dravs, Brian Eno & Rik Simpson, producers; Michael H. Brauer, Markus Dravs, John O’Mahoney, Rik Simpson & Andy Wallace, engineers/mixers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer
[Capitol Records]

* Tha Carter III
Lil Wayne

Babyface, Brisco, Fabolous, Jay-Z, Kidd Kidd, Busta Rhymes, Juelz Santana, D. Smith, Static Major, T-Pain & Bobby Valentino, featured artists; Alchemist, David Banner, Vaushaun “Maestro” Brooks, Cool & Dre, Andrews “Drew” Correa, Shondrae “Mr. Bangladesh” Crawford, Darius “Deezle” Harrison, Jim Jonsin, Mousa, Pro Jay, Rodnae, Skillz & Play, D. Smith, Swizz Beatz, Robin Thicke, T-Pain & Kanye West, producers; Angel Aponte, Joshua Berkman, Andrew Dawson, Joe G, Darius “Deezle” Harrison, Fabian Marasciullo, Miguel Scott, Robin Thicke, Julian Vasquez & Gina Victoria, engineers/mixers; Vlado Meller, mastering engineer
[Universal Motown/Cash Money]

* Year Of The Gentleman
Ne-Yo

Chuck Harmony, Ne-Yo, Polow Da Don, StarGate, Stereotypes, Syience, Shea Taylor & Shomari “Sho” Wilson, producers; Kirven Arrington, Jeff Chestek, Kevin “KD” Davis, Mikkel Eriksen, Jaymz Hardy Martin, III, Geno Regist, Phil Tan & Tony Terrebonne, engineers/mixers; Herb Powers, Jr., mastering engineer
[Def Jam/Compound]

* Raising Sand
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

T Bone Burnett, producer; Mike Piersante, engineer/mixer; Gavin Lurssen, mastering engineer
[Rounder]

* In Rainbows
Radiohead

Nigel Godrich, producer; Nigel Godrich, Dan Grech-Marguerat, Hugo Nicolson & Richard Woodcraft, engineers/mixers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer
[TBD Records]

Song Of The Year
(A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

* American Boy
William Adams, Keith Harris, Josh Lopez, Caleb Speir, John Stephens, Estelle Swaray & Kanye West,
songwriters (Estelle Featuring Kanye West)

Track from: Shine
[Atlantic/Homeschool; Publishers: Will.I.Am Music/Cherry River Music/Chrysalis Publishing/John Legend Publishing/Cherry River Music/Please Gimme My Publishing/EMI Blackwood Music/Larry Leron Music/Speir Music/Broke, Spoke and Gone Publishing]

* Chasing Pavements
Adele Adkins & Eg White, songwriters (Adele)

Track from: 19
[XL Recordings/Columbia; Publishers: Universal-Songs of Polygram Int.]

* I’m Yours
Jason Mraz, songwriter (Jason Mraz)

Track from: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.
[Atlantic; Publisher: Goo Eyed Music]

* Love Song
Sara Bareilles, songwriter (Sara Bareilles)

Track from: Little Voice
[Epic; Publisher: Tiny Bear Music]

* Viva La Vida
Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay)

Track from: Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
[Capitol Records; Publishers: Universal Music-MGB Songs]

Best New Artist
(For a new artist who releases, during the Eligibility Year, the first recording which establishes the public identity of that artist.)

* Adele

* Duffy

* Jonas Brothers

* Lady Antebellum

* Jazmine Sullivan

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

* Chasing Pavements
Adele

Track from: 19
[Columbia/XL]

* Love Song
Sara Bareilles

Track from: Little Voice
[Epic]

* Mercy
Duffy

Track from: Rockferry
[Mercury]

* Bleeding Love
Leona Lewis

[J Records/SYCO Music]

* I Kissed A Girl
Katy Perry

Track from: One Of The Boys
[Capitol Records]

* So What
Pink

[LaFace]

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

* All Summer Long
Kid Rock

Track from: Rock N Roll Jesus
[Atlantic]

* Say
John Mayer

Track from: Continuum
[Columbia]

* That Was Me
Paul McCartney

Track from: Amoeba’s Secret
[Hear Music/MPL Communications Ltd.]

* I’m Yours
Jason Mraz

Track from: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.
[Atlantic]

* Closer
Ne-Yo

Track from: Year Of The Gentleman
[Def Jam/Compound Entertainment]

* Wichita Lineman
James Taylor

Track from: Covers
[Hear Music]

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
(For established duos or groups, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

* Viva La Vida
Coldplay

Track from: Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
[Capitol Records]

* Waiting In The Weeds
Eagles

Track from: Long Road Out Of Eden
[Eagles Recording Company II]

* Going On
Gnarls Barkley

Track from: The Odd Couple
[Downtown/Atlantic]

* Won’t Go Home Without You
Maroon 5

Track from: It Won’t Be Soon Before Long
[Octone/A&M]

* Apologize
OneRepublic

Track from: Dreaming Out Loud
[Mosley Music/Interscope Records]

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
(For a collaborative performance, with vocals, by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or Tracks only.)

* Lesson Learned
Alicia Keys & John Mayer

Track from: As I Am
[J Records]

* 4 Minutes
Madonna, Justin Timberlake & Timbaland

Track from: Hard Candy
[Warner Bros.]

* Rich Woman
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

Track from: Raising Sand
[Rounder]

* If I Never See Your Face Again
Rihanna & Maroon 5

Track from: Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded
[Def Jam]

* No Air
Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown

Track from: Jordin Sparks
[Jive]

For More on the list of nominees, check out Grammy.com