Posted in "A Child Is Born", "All I Want for Christmas Is You", "Christmas Tree", "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", "Loud", "My Only Wish (This Year)", "Wonderful Christmastime", 'Rated R', 'Good Girl Gone Bad', 'Now That's What I Call Christmas Vol. 4', “Only Girl (In The World)”, “Only Girl”, Britney Spears, CHRISTINA AGUILERA, Kelly Rowland, Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, Music, Music In Ya Ear, New Music

Music In Ya Ear!: Rihanna – “A Child is Born”

Rihanna gets into the Christmas spirit with her new reggae-inspired Christmas song, “A Child Is Born.” Christmas is still roughly two months away, but Rihanna had released a snippet of the new reggae-flavoured Christmas song back in September and let me start off by saying that it really got me into the Christmas spirit. It’s a huge change from the usual festive ballads, Rihanna has gone for an upbeat sound on the track.

The song is featured on a compilation album titled ‘Now That’s What I Call Christmas, Vol. 4,’ which was released yesterday (Tuesday, October 12).

The new album consists of 36 tracks, which will be split on 2 discs (No you don’t have to go out and buy two separate albums, they are both in one album).  As for the other tracks included on the album, will include, Lady GaGa‘s “Christmas Tree”, Britney Spears “My Only Wish (This Year),” Christina Aguilera’s “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” Kelly Rowland’s “Wonderful Christmastime” and Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You”.

Rihanna had also recently announced that the song “Only Girl (In The World)” will be the first track to be taken from her next album “Loud”, which will be released in November.

‘I didn’t want to go backward and remake [2008 album] ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’. I wanted the next step in the evolution of Rihanna,’ she said during a webchat on her official website Rihannanow.com.

‘I’m gonna miss the [2009 album] ‘Rated R’ era too, but NOTHING compares to the album I just made.’

Listen to the song below….

Get into the Christmas spirit by going out to buy, “Now That’s What I Call Christmas! Vol. 4″ which is in stores NOW!!

Audio via YouTube

Posted in "Grenade", "Just the Way You Are", "Nothin' on You", 'Doo-Wops & Hooligans', B.O.B., Bruno Mars, Saturday Night Live

Music News: Bruno Mars’ Performs on “Saturday Night Live”

Bruno Mars has officially scratched off “perform on Saturday Night Live off of his bucket list. His dream became a reality when he was the musical guest last night (Saturday, Oct. 09, 2010) on “SNL” for the first time. He was looking very “Hairspray” retro, rocking a pompadour, blue blazer, black pants, white button down, black skinny tie, and some black & white oxfords to match his band. Quite gentlemanly. Nice way to celebrate his 25th birthday, which was actually last week.

Mars performed 2 songs last night, the first being his #1 hit “Just The Way You Are,” which was backed up by his band. It also included a string section and a tambourine-thumping backup singer. The other was a mix between “Nothin’ on You” into “Grenade.” When Mars returned to the stage, he picked up a guitar and plucked a mellowed-out version of his chorus for B.o.B‘s smash “Nothin’ On You.”

The singer then told the crowd, “That was then, this is now,” and put down the guitar as he launched into “Grenade.” Mars peppered the performance with hip-swaying moves, looking like Elvis Presley. He finished his performance in a very classic rock-star style with an excited jump in the air. Perfect vocals and what a show!

Bruno Mars‘ debut album ‘Doo-Wops & Hooligans,’ is in stores NOW. It was released, Oct. 5th, with his single “Just the Way You Are” topping charts, according to Billboard.com. Go get a copy if you haven’t yet. Such a DOPE record. It’s a must-have!

Check out some photos from Bruno’s performance taken from my phone via my TV, sorry for some of the blurry ones….

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Check out Bruno’s performances below after the jump….AMAZING!!

“Just the Way You Are”

“Nothin’ on You” and “Grenade”

“Happy Birthday Bruno Mars!!”

Videos via YouTube

Posted in "Passion Pain & Pleasure", "READY", “Bottoms Up", Download It, Music, Music In Ya Ear, music video, New Music, Nicki Minaj, Trey Songz, Youtube

Music In Ya Ear!: Trey Songz ft. Nicki Minaj – “Bottoms Up”

Trey Songz aka “Panty Dropper” ain’t letting his shine fade no way. With a very successful album ‘Ready’, Trey is prepping his new album ‘Passion, Pain & Pleasure’, which was released September 14th. This time the “Mr.StealYourGirl” teams up with our favorite Barbie, Nicki Minaj, on his new lead club banger single Bottoms Up”.

Check out the official video for “Bottoms Up”  Trey Songz ft. Nicki Minaj below…. Enjoy!

DOWNLOAD IT: TREY SONGZ ft. NICKI MINAJ- “BOTTOMS UP” (via str8nyc.com)

Posted in "Story To Be Told", 'Born Free', M.I.A, Music, Music In Ya Ear, music video, Youtube

Music In Ya Ear!: M.I.A. – “Story To Be Told”

Like stages of grief, there are stages of processing an M.I.A. video. First there’s a kind of dumbfounded, eyebrow-raising befuddlement as you wonder whether you’re actually watching a music video or not. Then there’s the moment where you say to yourself, “I can’t believe this is M.I.A.’s new music video. I am surprised. It is not a traditional music video, that’s for sure.” Or something of that nature.

Then you feel weird because you realize you were talking to yourself out loud about M.I.A. videos when you were supposed to be working or studying or whatever.

Then! Then something strange happens. You become kind of intoxicated by M.I.A.‘s whole subversion of the generic music video, and eventually, whether you “like” it (because, in a way, M.I.A. doesn’t really care if you like it or not), you become sort of entranced by it.

So, here we have M.I.A.‘s video for “Story To Be Told,” from her recent album, ‘Born Free.’ M.I.A. has been nice enough to set up a little website where the clip is streaming. What will you find there? Oh you know, the usual… Psychedelic, late-’90s Internet visuals that employ a similar motif to her album cover, and lyrics, rendered in the style of one of those Captcha identity certification programs. Totally normal. Just like making a video about rounding up and killing redheads (which was the theme of M.I.A.’s “Born Free” video).

Check out M.I.A.’s “Story To Be Told” video. (Warning; NSFW)

Your thoughts on M.I.A.’s new video? Are you feeling it? Let us know below.

Source: buzzworthy.mtv.com/YouTube

Posted in 'Doritos Late Night', Ad Campaign, AD XPRESS, “Who’s That Chick?”, Doritos, Rihanna, Youtube

AD XPRESS: Rihanna for ‘Doritos Late Night’

If you haven’t read or heard then that infectious song and video that leaked last week of Rihanna entitled “Who’s That Chick?,” it is actually a part of Rihanna’s Doritos endorsement deal, ‘Doritos Late Night. The promotional campaign is about to kick off:

“You may have seen the leaked Rihanna music video for “Who’s That Chick?”. But that’s just the beginning. You’ve never seen an online music experience like this. Check out doritoslatenight.com to see the trailer for the full experience that launches on 10/15/10.”

“Who’s That Chick?” already has 50+ plays since it leaked. It’s funky and very upbeat. 

Watch Rihanna’s Doritos “Who’s That Chick?” Trailer below…


Posted in Album Cover, ‘Little Drummer Boy’, ‘Merry Christmas II You‘, ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’, ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’, ‘Oh Santa’, ‘The First Noel’, David LaChapelle, Dr. Jenn Berman, HSN, James Poyser, Jermaine Dupri, Luscious Pink, Marc Shaiman, Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, Youtube

Album Cover: Mariah Carey Unveils New Album Cover Plus More

Mariah Carey has officially unveiled her festive cover artwork for her upcoming LP ‘Merry Christmas II You‘. The artwork was shot by noted celebrity photographer David LaChapelle. The first single to be lifted from the project will be the Bryan Michael-Cox produced ‘Oh Santa’, and the LP itself will drop in stores on November 2nd, courtesy of Island Def Jam Music Group.

The project features a brand new recording of Mariah’s all-time classic ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’, as well as festive covers such as ‘The First Noel’, ‘Little Drummer Boy’, ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’ and ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’ just to name the few. Producers Randy Jackson, Jermaine Dupri, James Poyser and Marc Shaiman also worked with the singer on FOUR original new songs for the album.

I don’t know why she’s remaking such a classic and one of my favorite Christmas songs of all time, ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’. This song will never me re-made the way it originally sounds. I hope that for her sake it comes out better if not the same. I can’t wait to start hearing the new tunes all over NYC, while I’m Christmas shopping.

In more Mariah news…

Mariah Carey is Launching a Collection with HSN

According to reports, not only is the multi-talented diva known for her Grammy-award winning voice, and her sexy looks, but now she is taking on a new business venture. Mariah Carey has announced that she will be partnering with Home Shopping Network ‘HSN’, for the launch of a new lifestyle collection. HSN line will feature the lifestyle collection offering “jewelry, including pieces that incorporate her signature butterfly motif, footwear, and a limited edition version of her Luscious Pink fragrance, that includes a butterfly bottle cap and a personal note from the Grammy Award winner.”

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These items will be available at affordable prices on the HSN and also online at hsn.com ranging from shoes ($69.99-$169.90) and jewelry ($39.99-$199.95). The collection will premiere on November 29th, 2010 so be sure to tune in!

Her next order of business? Possibly a baby line following rumors that neither Carey or her husband has denied. The recent buzz is that a friend of the Mariah bought a book called “SuperBaby: 12 Ways to Give Your Child a Head Start in The First Three Years,” at a book signing with author Dr. Jenn Berman in Los Angeles last week.

The message written went something like this:

“Dear Mariah, Congratulations! I hope this helps you through the first three years.”

So many exciting things happening for the diva.

Check out a video below of my favorite Mariah Christmas song.

Be sure to tune into Mariah Carey’s HSN line come November! Leave us your thoughts!

Posted in "Good Fridays", “Lord Lord Lord”, Charlie Wilson, Download It, Kanye, Kanye West, Mos Def, Music, Raekwon, Swizz Beats, Youtube

Download It!: Kanye West feat. Mos Def – Swizz Beatz – Raekwon & Charlie Wilson – “Lord Lord Lord”

“Lord Lord Lord” – the new record for Kanye West’s GOOD Friday promotion. This one features Mos Def, Swizz Beatz, Raekwon and Charlie Wilson.

I know we’re a few days late to post it, but it’s been a busy week. I hope you enjoy the new tune. Let us know what you think?

Kanye West feat. Mos Def, Swizz Beatz, Raekwon & Charlie Wilson “Lord Lord Lord”

Listen:

Download: “Lord Lord Lord”

Source: nahright.com