It’s hard to believe that it’s already been three years since we lost one of the greatest voices of our lifetime. Throughout her career, Whitney Houston broke records and topped the charts, making her one of the best selling pop and R&B artists of all time. So it’s no surprise that when this legend first stormed onto the music scene with her debut album, which came out 30 years ago today, she did it with a bang. Read more…
Yesterday was Brandy Norwood‘s 35th birthday. We have to say, we’re a little shocked. It feels like Brandy’s been in the game so long she could have been 100. To celebrate, we’re taking a look back at her musical duel with Monica, “The Boy Is Mine” and we’re going to decide once and for all who won that fight. And it’s not just Brandy vs Monica we’re concerned with today. We’re going head to head for Usher vs R. Kelly, Beyonce vs Shakira, Michael Jackson vs Paul McCartney and a host of other iconic romantic song battles. Want to know who came out on top? Check out our rankings after the jump. Read more…
Earlier this morning 21-year old Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of the late Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, was rushed to a Georgia hospital after she was found unresponsive in a home in Rosewell, GA.
Music fans know the old adage: “death sells.” Sadly, just as in film, literature, and the visual arts, when musicians leave us, their albums and merchandise tend to leave the stores, selling faster than ever before. With children, record labels, band-mates, spouses and downright strangers as culprits, here are some especially unique, rather shameless exploitations of rockers like Kurt Cobain, rappers like Biggie and Tupac, divas like Whitney Houston, and more.
While the votes continue to roll in, we’re closer to determining who is the ultimate Queen of Pop. And while Pop Stars are known to be shady as hell, you’d be surprised to know that not all of them are. Let us introduce to you a special breed: the Diva. Shade is the Pop Diva’s second language. It’s Beyoncé coughing. It’s Madonna taking a slow sip of tea. It’s Whitney and Mariah not giving a flying f–k. Bet you’ve never seen Britney throwing these verbal knives!
We love us some R&B Divas. As glamorous and elegant as they are, they know how to let loose on stage, much more than their Pop Queen cousins. Case in point: one of our favorites, Mary J. Blige, is the queen of busting some unexpected and frighteningly unique moves when she’s performing. Likewise, Beyonce is the queen of bizarre rubber face when she’s in the zone.
They say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, and artists aren’t shy about covering songs that they admire. Take the great Aretha Franklin with her recent cover of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” or Rita Ora’s stripped down version of Beyonce’s “Drunk in Love”. Even Sia turned her superior pipes towards tunes that she wrote for artists like Ne-Yo and Britney Spears. But not all covers are sung equally, and occasionally you have that rarest of phenomenon: a cover that outdoes the original. Read on for some of our favorite picks! Read more…
Eminem gets political, music executive Clive Davis will release Whitney Houston‘s first live album, Diddy drops an insane amount of money on a mansion and more on Last Lap.
Musicians are happy to open their doors to TV cameras whenever they have a new project to pimp. Reality shows have become a standard part of the promo package, but sometimes they backfire spectacularly by making the star look like a pee drinking, tuna befuddled, shrieking, unhinged loon. Think we’re exaggerating? Think again.
Passionate Grey’s Anatomy fans will recognize Sam Smith‘s take on “How Will I Know” as an episode-ender from this past season, and now they can revel in telling their friends they heard it first.