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With his fine good looks, R&B star Chris Brown is never short of female companionship. And much of it was surrounding him over the weekend. Even his bitch Bow Wow was there too. Breezy was seen enjoying his stint in Miami with the 400 Club at club Cameo. The star performed a 15-minute set and the crowd went absolutely hysterical.
It took a lot for me to forgive Breezy for going all Mike Tyson on Rihanna‘s butt. And I’m sure many of you have heard about the Kat Slacks drama over the weekend, with Bow Wow supposedly being the main cause behind ANOTHER chick getting physically assaulted. Well, lemme say this. Eff Bow Wow. He aint nobody and I’m glad he’s lost his relevancy in music.
BUT why do Breezy gotta look soooo fiiine?!?!?! All this drooling is making me feel rather sinful.
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Lady Gaga‘s hotly anticiped new music video for ‘Alejandro’ will officially premiere next Monday on June 7th on Lady Gaga’s official website! There will be an exclusive preview tomorrow on Larry King. The video is directed by Steven Klein and is rumored to be 7 minutes long!
Over the weekend, Toya’z World did some coverage on Leona Lewis‘s opening night in Sheffield for her ‘Labyrinth’ tour. We posted a sneak peak look at her ‘Outta My Head’ performance. Now you can watch the full performance in fantastic quality. Even better, you can even watch a very interesting intro consisting of Michael Jackson‘s ‘They Don’t Care About Us’. Check it out!:
Le Le is not exactly on Ciara‘s level when it comes to dancing and great stage execution, but the gal has been making an effort. And for that, she gets a C for trying!
It’s been quite a while since we’ve seen candid shots of JLS star Marvin Humes and his girlfriend Rochelle Wiseman… Until now. Proving that they’re still very much together, Pop’s hottest couple were snapped last night walking hand in hand and clubbing it up at London night spot Alto (May 30th). They mingled with Amelle Barrabah who is now apart of the soon-to-be-defunct girl group The Sugababes. After being dropped by Jay-Z‘s Roc Nation and their ‘Sweet 7′ project performing poorly on the UK chart, I guess it’s only a matter of time.
However, Rochelle’s girl group The Saturdays seem to be going from strength to strength and they’ve just shot the new video for the first single taken from their forthcoming new album. The threesome left the club at around 2:30am. JLS are set to perform on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ this week, and they will also be performing at Capital FM Ball this coming Sunday.
ps. Does Marv have his shirt buttoned up all wrong? Ah bless. I can’t ever see them becoming the black Posh and Becks but he tries.
The best way to draw the month of May to a close is to attend the hottest party in town, dress to impress and pose like hell! That’s exactly what R&B songstress Ciara did when she attended the star-studded joint birthday party for her BFF LaLa Vasquez and her fiance Carmello Anthony. A chick better work!
The bash took place at the Phillipe restaurant in Hollywood last night (May 30th) and was also attended by other Pop and R&B singers such as Tyrese, Christina Milian, Chrisette Michele, former Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton and many many others. Proceed for more.
Recently, Billboard magazine published an article answering the question of one reader’s curiousity regarding the most dominating songstress of pop music right now. It was brought to fruition that Beyonce had a certain advantage over her competitors.
The editor of the site then mapped out some categories to define the ranking. Beyoncé stands out for having sold more albums than the other two singers (11,282,000). She is ruling for having the largest number of songs in the Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 (14, the same as Rihanna) and has mastered the Billboard Pop Songs the most (6, the same as Lady Gaga). Although a winner was not elected, the site shows how the three women have written their names in the history of pop music, with Beyoncé still standing as the first female artist of the past decade.
Interesting analysis. So what this tells us is that the three main dominating chicks in Pop right now is Beyonce, Rihanna and Lady Gaga. It will certainly be interesting to see which of them will be able to maintain their positions in the next five years…
Rihanna seems to have gone blonder with her latest look. If anything she is starting to resemble a more contemporary and stylish version of T-Boz. I actually like it, although black hair will always highlight her beauty the best. I’m talking about her ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’ era when a chick couldn’t do wrong…
Anyway, the Pop songstress was snapped just moments ago today at her ‘Last Girl on Earth’ show in Tel Aviv (May 30th). And she was rocking a brand new outfit which was different to the ones seen in her previous shows. She looks great! Peep more flicks after the jump. Picture source.
When a new artist first makes an impact on the scene, they have high expectations for themselves. But at the same time, they don’t know how successful they’ll become or if they’ll be around in 20 years. They can only work harder and evolve to ensure that it happens. I think it’s good Lady Gaga has set that standard for herself. Earlier today (May 30th), the 24-year-old Pop phenomenon was interviewed LIVE for two hours by ShowStudio’s Alexander Fury. She spoke about entwining music and fashion, her artistry, her accoladed contributions to Pop music, her eccentric sense of style and many many more. But here’s a quote about Beyonce and her new album which stood out the most. Gaga is hoping this new album will cement her a place in the iconic books 20 years from now:
Q: What is your attitude towards collaboration with peers in the pop music scene? Is it an idea which scares, excites, or even interests you?
Lady Gaga: At this moment, I don’t want to do any collaborations, especially contemporary ones. I want to stand on my own two feet. This new album is my chance to create what in 20 years will be seen as my iconic moment. That’s what you should always aim at. Today, collaborations are about appealing to a wider market and gaining radio plays and album sales, above artistic integrity. I collaborated with Beyoncé because I love her. She is my favorite contemporary pop musician.
I think Gaga is really talented and has the potential to be the next Madonna, although she has quite a milestone to go. I definetely agree with her about collaborating with popular acts just to secure a hit. It definetely says more about you as an artist, especially if you try to launch yourself off somebody elses success rather than create your own. For example, music’s latest infestation Nicki Minaj. Everybody wants to work with her because she’s ‘hot’ right now. That’s just how it works. I’m not criticising anyone for going there, but I think it should be done as a last resort should everything else fail. Truth and behold is, if the music is good and your talent is raw, you don’t need anyone hot to ‘bless’ your record. It’s definetely good to see some artists have that type of confidence in themselves. You can check out the full transcript here. Fantastic and insightful read I must add.
Simon Cowell is really pulling out all the stops for the Britain’s Got Talent live semi final shows this week. International R&B stars Usher and Alicia Keys will perform this week. Last years winners Diversity will kick things off on tomorrow’s show with a rousing routine to impress the crowds and viewers.
Meanwhile, Usher, who had a recent UK no 1 with ‘OMG’ is also booked to appear. Alicia who had her first UK no 1 album recently, will appear within the week to perform ‘Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart’. On Friday, X Factor runners up JLS will perform their new song ‘The Club Is Alive’.
The live Britain’s Got Talent finals kick off tomorrow night at 7:30pm with the first live semi-final. This looks like it’s going to be a really good show. Of course I’ll be glued to my TV set. Bring on the live semi finals!
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Not long after her curiousity with faux lesbianism, Rihanna was spotted in Jerusalem yesterday (May 28th), where it appeared she was giving her soul a good old holy cleansing! The risque 22-year-old was in the religious city for a spot of sightseeing, and whilst doing so, stopped by a couple of churches:
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This might look like it’s Beyonce day today here at Toya’z World. Apparently, there has been so much to post about the ‘fierce’ one. Ms Knowles-Carter has been vacationing in the Bahamas with husband Jay-Z. They are currently staying at a 5 star Hotel which goes by the name of the Ocean Club. Check out a new photo of the power couple below at their sunny resort:
Beyonce has been on a roll with all these music videos lately. No wonder folk have this feeling she is trying to sabotage the comeback attempt of a certain Ms ‘Commander’. And if it’s not her, somebody is. Another music video to surface is the alternate version of of her 2003 single ‘Me Myself & I’. Check it out below:
Lady Gaga took her UK ‘Monster Ball’ concert to my city Birmingham last night (May 28th). It is there that she made the sudden announcement about her upcoming ‘Alejandro’ music video dropping in “three days” time (Monday, May 31st).
Gaga pictured at her Birmigham show last night at the LG Arena
I doubt very much that we’ll be seeing the video in three days time. There has been no official word whatsoever. Just chalk it down as Gaga being caught up in the moment. I would not even be surprised if she kept us waiting a couple more weeks. They made us wait until the cows came home for that damn ‘Telephone’ video and it wasn’t even all that. I could’ve kicked Gaga’s skinny butt for that one! I mean chick was hyping up her own video like no tomorrow!
Now don’t get me wrong. I love Gaga’s creativity and her innovation to tell a story in spectacular fashion. However, as an artist who is still relately new to the scene, she needs to learn not to toot her own horn so soon. I look forward to seeing the video.
Kelly Rowland really is trying to appease her urban fanbase with the release of her official Urban remix for International single ‘Commander’. Kelly even enlists her ‘Dilemma’ collaborator Nelly to spit some verses on the Rico Love/David Guetta helmed track.
The singer re-recorded new slowed down vocals just so that it will match the pace of the music. However, she proceeded to keep the extremely annoying vocoded vocals in the chorus. Whilst the smoother R&B composition does not exactly rock my socks off, I think it’s a nice little remix to chill out to.
On first listen, it immedietely reminded me of Destiny’s Child ‘No No No’ Part One (the ballad version) as both pieces of music have the same similar type of vibe. The music video for the original dance-pop version will reportedly premiere on June 2nd. Take a listen to the remix below:
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Beyonce is no stranger to being sued. In fact, she’s been sued so many times, it’s becoming as second nature as those yaki lacefronts. Apparently, recent court documents show that a certain ‘Philip Markowitz’ filed a lawsuit seeking $25,000 yesterday in Los Angeles against Beyonce, her production coordinator Dina Ciccotello and a liability company. Mr. Markowitz is a neighbour in the Los Angelos community where Beyonce recorded her latest music video for ‘Why Dont You Love Me’. He says the singer and her crew violated his privacy on the morning of March 26th and didn’t leave until 11 p.m. He has also complained about his driveway being repeatedly blocked, as well as the loud disturbances and damages that were inflicted.
UK sensation Leona Lewis may have had her dreams to tour the US snatched away, but she seemed more than determined to impress at the opening night of her UK tour last night (May 28th). The star kicked off her ‘Labyrinth’ tour live at Sheffield Arena, and delivered an array of strong vocal performances, theatrical concepts and sexy stage garb, helmed by designer Antonio Berardi. Below is a sneak peak look at her ‘Outta My Head’ performance in which she moves around and indulges in some minor choreography:
After the jump, you can also check out the full performances of her Justin Timberlake cover ‘Cry Me A River’, ‘Could It Be Magic’, ‘I’ve Got You’, ‘Happy’ and ‘Bleeding Love’. The performances are not HQ but they are still VERY good quality (the best set on Youtube). Proceed to check out the action.
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Christina Aguilera’s Vh1 Storytellers will be airing June 13th, and yesterday, VH1 released an exclusive performance clip of her rock-pop empowerment anthem ‘Fighter’. During her intro, she says: “When I was younger there were a lot of people, as I mentioned before, that were sort of around me for the wrong reasons. There’s always a positive to those negative times because throughout it you come out so much stronger and wiser”. The singer will release her new album ‘Bionic’ on June 8th.
Peep the performance after the jump. If ever her screaming and yelling irks the hell out of you at times, it’s songs like this that really call for it. Enjoy.
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Well, damn. Chris Brown certainly is growing up to be one fiiiine young man. And he IS a man now, for the older female admirer (myself included). His younger female fans will be glad to know that the singer officially declared himself a single fella yesterday on his Twitter. The 21-year-old was snapped last night (May 27th) at the Mia Ultra Lounge (Mia at Biscayne) which was hosted by Fast Life Fast Money.
Breezy is also on his way to the Islands. In July, he’ll be jetting off to Jamaica for his very first time performing at a Reggae Sumfest gig. Reportedly, he will grace the same stage as Sumfest favourites such as Shaggy and Beenie Man, just to name a few. Reggae Sumfest starts on July 18th and continues on until the 24th.
Peep some more sexy flicks after the jump.
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Those JLS boys are lighting up the dance floor in their upcoming music video for ‘The Club Is Alive’. Determined to keep the buzz going, the chart topping boyband have just posted a behind the scenes clip on their official Youtube channel. Aston Merrygold, Ortise Williams, Marvin Humes and Jonathan ‘JB’ Gill groove to their own song and have some fun with the beautiful ladies. The lads hired Justin Timberlake’s choreographer Marty Kedulka for the upcoming music video. The clip was shot in Los Angeles and directed by Frank Borin, who also directed the video for Alexandra Burke‘s ‘Broken Heels’. The boys take great honour in using the very same bar used for Usher‘s ‘Love In This Club’ video. Check out the action below:
Looks decent for what it’s worth. Don’t quote me on this but I’m hearing the video is set to premiere this coming Monday. If not, we should definetely expect to see it sometime next week. Are you anticipating?
Rihanna is filled with lesbian desire and lust in the raunchy new video for ‘Te Amo’. Due to its lyrical content, you’d think Rihanna would spurn the sexual advances of her female admirer but she does nothing but reciprocate the attraction. The Anthony Mandler-directed clip was shot near a French château in Paris last month. I totally enjoyed it, and of course it was a step up from her ‘Rockstar 101′ clip. Watch it below:
Although it was sexual, it was done in a polished classy-like way, and a lot more thought went into its treatment. Rihanna even entertained her favourite habit of posing it up for the cameras and flaunting her stunning good looks without coming across as too over-indulgent.
Verdict: So far, so good!