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Friday, June 28, 2013

Just Vids: India Arie- I am Light (Lyrics)

India Arie's new album, Songversation, is in stores now.


Songversation (2013)
 
 

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Good Music (6/27/13)- Child Star Edition

     I want to tell you about some great R&B I have been listening to.  R&B artist have really been trying to step up their game.  Doing reality shows, releasing mixtapes, etc... Finally realizing what its going to take to interest  this "youtube generation" that we are. 
   

Music News: The Charts (6/27/13)

Its looking more like 2003 than 2013 on the Hot 100 this week, as people like Pharrell and Nelly are dominating the charts.  Also, after the release of her interesting video, Miley Cyrus makes a huge leap into the top 5: 


Nelly
 
 
 
Hot 100
  1. Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell- Blurred Lines
  2. Draft Punk featuring Pharrell- Get Lucky
  3. Imagine Dragons- Radioactive
  4. Florida Georgia Line featuring Nelly- Cruise
  5. Miley Cyrus- We Can't Stop
On the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay (what I have crowned the new REAL R&B/Hip-Hop Songs), J. Cole reaches # 1 for the 1st time with Power Trip.  That song features Miguel, which makes it his 4th #1 here.  Here's how the chart is looking:
 
 
J. Cole
 
 
R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
  1. J. Cole featuring Miguel- Power Trip
  2. Wale featuring Tiara Thomas- Bad
  3. Ciara- Body Party
  4. Kendrick Lamar- Don't Kill My Vibe
  5. Lil Wayne featuring 2 Chainz- Rich as F**k
Neither Psy nor Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are #1 on the Youtube 100 (whoa!).  Miley Cyrus takes  over:
 
 
Miley Cyrus
 
 
Youtube 100
  1. Miley Cyrus- We Can't Stop
  2. Psy- Gentleman
  3. Pink featuring Nate Ruess- Just Give Me a Reason
  4. Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell- Blurred Lines
  5. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton- Can't Hold Us
For a complete list of charts: http://www.billboard.com/

 

 

 
 
 

Music News: Kanye Racks Up 6th #1 Album

The numbers are in, and Kanye is on top.  Kanye West's latest album sold 327,000 copies during its 1st week of release.  Billboard says its his lowest 1st weeks sales out of all his albums, but it didn't really matter, it was enough to land him at #1 this week on the Billboard 200.  It was a big week for debuts, as 4 albums debuted in the top 10:


1.Yeezus: 327,000
 
 
2.Born Sinner: 297,000
 
 
3.Watching Movies With the Sound Off: 102,000
 
 
4.Talk A Good Game: 68,000
 
 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Good Music (6/25/13)- ???

     I did a post a couple months ago, called Good Music.  In the post I talked about some music I had been listening to (or you could say I reviewed it).  I decided to do post like this more often.  The music I will talk about in my Good Music reviews will not necessarily be good music, I just tell you whether or not I thought it was good music.  Good Music is just the name of my reviews.  I'm about to give you an example of some not-so good music in my Good Music review.  
    

Just Vids: Miley Cyrus- We Can't Stop

Ol' Hannah Montana done changed!  Now, apparently, Miley is down with grillz, grabbing booties, eating money sandwiches, dancing teddy bears, and a whole list of foolishness.  Her antics have made for a very popular video.  The song is, eh (to me)...


Monday, June 24, 2013

Just Vids: Mario featuring Nicki Minaj- Somebody Else (Lyrics)

I listened to this song a few days ago and didn't really care for it, but after another listen, I like the beat and the sample.  The song is great!  Mario is back after a long time with some help from Nicki Nicki Nicki!


Ariana Grande Performs The Way Live

The Way live on Ellen with Mac Miller.


Just Vids: Faith Evans- Dumb

I don't know if Faith was trying to make this video look like it was actually made in the 70s or what.  I love Faith, but not this video.  Maybe you will though.


Kelly Rowland Dirty Laundry Teaser II





Kelly Rowland reveals a sneak peak at her video for Dirty Laundry.

Kelly Rowland Dirty Laundry Teaser I

Kelly reveals a sneak peak at her video for Dirty Laundry. 


Just Vids: Chris Brown featuring Aaliyah- Don't Think They Know

Chris Brown sure likes to do his Michael Jackson ad-libs nowadays...


Saturday, June 22, 2013

Cory's Song Passes 10,000!

 
 
Lots of great things happened Thursday. First, the Miami Heat win the finals, then Cory's Song passes 10,000 page visits!  Thank you, universe...

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Just Music: Chris Brown featuring Aaliyah- Don't Think They Know

This song incorporates some unreleased vocals from the late Aaliyah and also samples They Don't Know by Jon B.  The song is alright to me.  Its always nice to hear Aaliyah voice again though. 


Music News: The Charts (6/20/13)

Pharrelll



Pharrell is in the top 2 spots this week on the Hot 100, as Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines remains at #1 and Draft Punk moves 3-2.  Here's the top 5:

Hot 100
  1. Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell- Blurred Lines
  2. Draft Punk featuring Pharrell- Get Lucky
  3. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton- Can't Hold Us
  4. Imagine Dragons- Radioactive
  5. Justin Timberlake- Mirrors
R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
  1. Wale featuring Tiara Thomas- Bad
  2. J. Cole featuring Miguel- Power Trip
  3. Ciara- Body Party
  4. Kendrick Lamar- Don't Kill My Vibe
  5. Lil Wayne featuring 2 Chainz- Rich as F**k
Youtube 100
  1. Psy- Gentlemen
  2. Pink featuring Nate Ruess- Just Give Me A Reason
  3. Psy- Gangman Style
  4. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton- Can't Hold Us
  5. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz- Thrift Shop
Check all the complete charts: http://www.billboard.com/

Monday, June 17, 2013

Just Vids: Chrisette Michele- A Couple of Forevers

Chrisette Michele's A Couple of Forevers.


Chrisette Michele Listen: Visual Love

Here is the song Visual Love off of Chrisette Michele's latest album, Better.  To hear all the songs off of Better visit: http://www.youtube.com/user/ChrisetteMicheleVEVO/videos
 
 

Chrisette Michele Listen: Get Through the Night

Chrisette Michele uploaded the audio to all the songs of her album, Better, which was recently released.  Here is Get Through the Night


Chrisette Michele Better Listen: Supa

Chrisette Michele uploaded the audio to all the songs of her album, Better, which was recently released.  Here is the song Supa.





Friday, June 14, 2013

Luke James Friday (6/14/13)

As always, thanks for visiting.

Luke James Friday: Luke James Live on Wendy Williams

Luke performs I.O.U. and I Want You on The Wendy Williams Show.


Luke James Friday: I.O.U.

This is a separate single (not on the mixtapes).


I.O.U. (2013)



Luke James Friday: All of the Night on That Grape Juice

Luke killing on That Grape Juice.


Luke James Friday: Love Chile

A short music video to a song off Luke James' mixtape.


Luke James Friday: Driven

Luke James on his grind.


Luke James Friday: I Want You

This song earned Luke a 2013 Best R&B Performance Grammy nomination.


Luke James Friday: Who is Luke James

A video of Luke telling a little about himself.


Luke James Friday: Luke James Discography

To date, Luke James has released 2 mixtapes, #Luke and Whispers in the Dark.  They are both great!  His voice, I must say, is top notch.  He brings an old school soul approach to his vocal stylings, but at the same time, the music sounds very  current.  Luke James is an accomplished songwriter so  the lyrics are good as well, which I can really appreciate.  I have listened to both of them, but I am not as familar with Whispers in the Dark (the latest one)  just yet.  I have listened to some of the songs a couple of times and I did enjoy them, but I have been listening to #Luke alot more.  It takes me along time to listen to music.  I just get it and it might just be on my phone for months, because I get addicted to a couple of songs and just have them on repeat.   With all that being said, I would suggest getting both.  They are both great music.  Soldier and Signs of Rain (from #luke) are in constant rotation over here.


#Luke (2011)
 
 
Whispers in the Dark (2012)
 

Get Into Luke James

Here is some Luke James contact info:


Luke James Friday

Today, folks, we are going to get into Luke James.


Name: Luke James
Age: 28
From: New Orleans, Louisiana
 
 
 
Luke James has been breathing new life  into R&B music for a few years now.  He has been writing songs for artist such as Chris Brown and Keri Hilson since 2007.  He recently began to release solo music in the last 2 years, and has been creating a buzz, being nominated for a Grammy earlier this year for his single I Want You, which was off of his 1st mixtape.  Luke James is definitely one to look out for.  

Just Vids: Alicia Keys- Tears Always Win

Here is Alicia Keys' video for Tears Always Win.


Thursday, June 13, 2013

Ariana Grande Backstage at the Billboard Awards

Ariana Grande rapping a little bit of Big Sean. 


Janelle Monae & Erykah Badu Backstage at the Billboard Awards

Erykah Badu and Janelle Monae talk about their recent collaboration and new music backstage at the Billboard Music Awards a couple of weeks ago.  


Keyshia Cole Performs Trust and Believe Live

Keyshia Cole on Jimmy Kimmel Live back in March.


Music News: The Charts (6/13/13)

Robin Thicke scores #1



Wow, The Charts have really gotten away from me quickly.  I haven't done them in about 3 weeks.  There is good news for Robin Thicke this week: He claims his 1st #1 on the Hot 100, with his single Blurred Lines.  The song features help from T.I. and Pharrell, both of which return to the top after years of being away.  Here's a look:

Hot 100
  1. Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell- Blurred Lines
  2. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton- Can't Hold Us
  3. Draft Punk featuring Pharrell- Get Lucky
  4. Justin Timberlake- Mirrors
  5. Florida Georgia Line featuring Nelly- Cruise
Wale's Bad is still on top over on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart:

R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
  1. Wale featuring Tiara Thomas- Bad
  2. J. Cole featuring Miguel- Power Trip
  3. Kendrick Lamar- Don't Kill My Vibe
  4. Ciara- Body Party
  5. Lil Wayne featuring 2 Chainz- Rich as F**k
It looks like Youtube is continuing to be ruled by Psy and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis:

Youtube 100
  1. Psy- Gentlemen
  2. Pink featuring Nate Ruess- Just Give Me a Reason
  3. Psy- Gangman Style
  4. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton- Can't Hold Us
  5. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz- Thrift Shop
As always, for complete charts visit: http://www.billboard.com/

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Billboard Counts Down Kanye West's Biggest Hits

Kanye West
 
 
Billboard does a special countdown of Kanye's biggest hits to date:  http://www.billboard.com/articles/list/1566522/kanye-wests-20-biggest-billboard-hits

 

Just Vids: Ariana Grande featuring Mac Miller- The Way

I know this girl because my sister used to watch this show all the time (Victorious).  I knew her as the girl who sang way better than the star (just my opinion).   I said, "Hey, that's that girl, the one who sounded like the next Christina Aguilera on Victorious." Now, after doing some further research, I discovered this song has reached # 10 on the Hot 100.    I didn't know Nickoloden was pumpin' out the jams like that...

Sevyn Streeter Metro Proponent Interview

Sevyn explains how to protect the songs you write.


Sevyn Streeter Radio Interview

Here's an interview with singer-songwriter Sevyn Streeter from a couple of weeks ago.  She talks about her career beginnings and her recent success.


T.I. Radio Interview

T.I. talks about all of his current projects, including his latest mixtape, G.D.O.D.


 
 






This is the End in Theaters

This is the End is in theaters today (June 12).  The movie features a cameo from my girl Rihanna.  I saw the trailer it looked pretty funny.


This is the End (2013)

Yeezus Album Art & Kanye West Interview

Kanye West will release  his 6th studio album June 18 (2013).  The cover will be a picture of a cd I guess...


Yeezus
6.18.13


Here is an interview that Kanye did with The New York Times talking about the new album, among other things: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/16/arts/music/kanye-west-talks-about-his-career-and-album-yeezus.html?pagewanted=all&_r=1&

Random Rihanna (6/12/13)




Wow, what's going on with the Heat?  The Spurs destroyed them.  I have been upset with the Heat throughout these playoffs so, I guess.  I won't get off into sports to much on here so anyway, I just want to thank all the visitors.  I am coming up on my 1 year anniversary in July (July 12 to be exact) and I set a goal to have 10,000 visits in a year's time.  Here it is June 12, 1 month before the deadline,  and I just passed 9,000 last night (almost there)!  Just remember to visit me.  I (try to) post several times a week.  I would also appreciate your feedback.  I am looking for ways to improve my blog, so maybe there are some other bloggers out there with some advice... Leave some comments, +1 me on Google+,  subscribe, and tell your friends. 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Justin Timberlake Performs Mirrors Live

Mirrors live on Saturday Night Live.


Just Vids: Daley featuring Marsha Ambrosius- Alone Together

Oh me, oh my! I love this song! This is from a British guy named Daley.  By doing some quick research, I discovered it came out last year, but I just heard it.  It's great, and Marsha Ambrosius is on it!  I love the way she freakin sings!


Chrisette Michele's Better Album Art

Grammy award winning singer, Chrisette Michele released her 4th studio album, Better, today (6/11/13).  The tracklisting includes several songs from her 2012 mixtape, Audrey Hepburn. 


Better (2013)
 
 
  1. Be in Love
  2. A Couple of Forevers
  3. Let Me Win
  4. Rich Hipster featuring Wale
  5. Love Won't Leave Me Out
  6. Interlude (In My Head Better)
  7. Better
  8. Snow
  9. Visual Love
  10. Charades featuring  2 Chainz
  11. Interlude (In My Heart Convo With Boyfriend)
  12. You Mean That Much to Me
  13. Supa
  14. Interlude (In My Bed Sleeping Alone)
  15. Get Through the Night
  16. Can the Cool Be Loved featuring Bilal & Dunson

Monday, June 10, 2013

Just Vids: Snoop Lion featuring Miley Cyrus- Ashtrays and Heartbreaks

Snoop Lion (haha) and Miley Cyrus. I know what your thinking, That's different.  It's actually not bad.  


K. Michelle Celebrates V.S.O.P.

K. Michelle has a web series she's been doing chronicling the development of her debut studio album, which is set to be released on July 30 (2013).  Here she is on the day of the release of her single V.S.O.P.


Kelly Rowland Interview with Urban Informer

Kelly Rowland does a radio interview and talks about all the things going on in her life right now: working on the X Factor, her tour with The Dream, new single Dirty Laundry, and the release of her new album. 


Just Vids: Mike Posner- The Way it Used to Be (Lyrics)

Here's the lyrics video to a new single by Mike Posner.  I remember he released that album a few years ago,  and it had that song Please Don't Go, which I loved.  This song is alright to me. 





Just Vids: Justin Timberlake- Mirrors

The first half of the video was cool, but the 2nd part... It could have been left out (just if it was up to me). 


Thursday, June 6, 2013

Brandy Sings His Eye is on the Sparrow

If you didn't figure it out yet, I am in a Brandy mood today.  Here is Brandy singing at a church.  This performance gives me chills everytime.


Brandy Sings Diamonds

Have you seen this video? It came out during Christmas, but I didn't post it.  Its Brandy backstage on the set of The Game singing a little bit of Rihanna's Diamonds.  In all its many incarnations, its been viewed about 500,000 times on Youtube.  ToNiiiiIIIiiiggghhhtttt!


Rihanna Performs Diamonds Live

This came out along time ago, but I never posted it.  Here is Rihanna performing Diamonds live on Saturday Night Live.


Brandy in Japan III

Brandy continues her Japanese foolery, including making up a song out of the word Konichiwa.


Brandy in Japan II

Check out some more of Brandy's antics.  This video includes Brandy singing to her daughter, which is my favorite part.


Brandy in Japan I

Brandy goes to Japan for a couple of shows. 


Brandy Performs For Sold Out Crowd in Philly

Brandy in Philadelphia.





Brandy Behind the Scenes: Two Eleven Album Release Week




Brandy has been releasing behind the scenes footage during the promotion of her latest album, so I decided to post it.  In this video Brandy meets some of her fans.  They come from all over.  Some of them you might recognize (You will see Brandy's famous fans throughout these videos). 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Just Vids: India Arie- Cocoa Butter

This is a single off of India Arie's next album.  The album is due June 25th (2013) and will be titled Songversation. Wow! What a great voice this woman has!  Hit them deep notes baby!











Just Vids: Fantasia featuring Kelly Rowland and Missy Elliot- Without Me (Lyrics)

Lyrics video to Without Me.


Just Music: J. Cole featuring TLC- Crooked Smile

Wow! J. Cole & TLC!  Here is J. Cole talking about a song on his new album, Crooked Smile, a song with a great message.  Then there is the audio under that. T-Boz's voice alone does it for me... but then it also samples Jennifer Hudson.   Take a look and a  listen. 


 
 



J. Cole Talks About Writing on Fuse

J. Cole talks with Fuse about his writing process for his latest album.





J. Cole on Fuse: Album Release Date

6.18.13



J. Cole has moved up the release of his sophomore album Born Sinner to June 18th.  Here he tells us why. 


Just Vids: Tamar Braxton- The One

Tamar out for a day of fun.


Just Vids: K. Michelle- V.S.O.P. (Lyrics)

Love & Hip-Hop star K. Michelle's latest single off her upcoming album, Rebellious Soul.  I wish I knew what the title meant.  I really like this song.  I am a little bit addicted to it right now. 





Random Rihanna (6/4/13)

Well I told you guys last week I would post as much as I could while I was gone away.  Apparently, that meant posting nothing because that's exactly what I did.  Sorry, I'm back though.