Archive for ‘Talking Music’

June 5, 2012

justin bieber – all around the world

Justin Bieber, Ludacris, Around The World, Believe

Yesterday, Justin Bieber, 18, released the third single from his upcoming album “Believe”, due out on 19 June 2012. This pop/hip-hop track takes Beliebers (Bieber fans) back to 2010 as he collaborates once again with rapper Ludacris. Last week, his second promo single, “Die in Your Arms” debuted, after his official first single “Boyfriend” was released on 26 March.

May 29, 2012

beyoncé live in atlantic city

Beyonce live in Atlantic City

Singer Beyoncé performed to a crowd of over 5500 fans at Revel Resorts in Atlantic City this past Saturday, her first concert since giving birth to her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter. Opening with her hit “End Of Time” wearing a shimmering silver outfit and hot pink shoes, she continued her set with hits including “Crazy In Love” and “Get Me Bodied”. During her rendition of “Resentment”, the singer held back tears and sat on top of a piano when belting out “1+1“. “Y’all don’t know how hard I had to work,” Beyoncé told the crowd. “I had to lose 60 pounds. They had me on the treadmill, eating lettuce.” Singing a verse of Whitney Houston‘s “I Will Always Love You” and giving Donna Summer a shout-out when performing “Naughty Girl”, which samples Summer‘s hit “Love To Love You Baby”, B payed tribute to icons in music. “I hope y’all win a lot of money tonight,” Beyoncé said at the end of her show.

May 10, 2012

rihanna by terry richardson

Rihanna, Terry Richardson

Pop star Rihanna was reportedly rushed to the hospital early Wednesday due to ‘exhaustion and dehydration’ after dazzling in a Tom Ford black crocodile dress on the red carpet at the Met Gala in New York on Monday night. The “We Found Love” singer wasn’t spotted at the Met Gala after-party at the Crown restaurant or the Prada bash. RiRi posted a picture of herself attached to an IV drip in a hospital on Twitter. As yet there has been no official communication about the reason for her hospitalization, but there is speculation that Rihanna‘s hectic work schedule and late nights have taken a toll on her health. It has been announced she will perform on the finale of American Idol on May 23. New photographs of a fun, yet raunchy Rihanna have been released, photographed by well known photographer, Terry Richardson.

April 23, 2012

talking music – madonna

Madonna, MDNA, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

Photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, now 53, Madonna doesn’t look a day older than 35, as her 12th album, ‘MDNA‘ (released on 23 March 2012) arrives shortly after her new range of footwear but before the launch of her new perfume. It is apparent that Madge of the Dance Floor is nothing if not consistent, garter-belt sexy for “Girl Gone Wild,” she metaphorically takes off her undies on “I’m Addicted” and tosses off half a dozen typically “disarming things” about her private life, hence this has been dubbed her “divorce album”. Her second single, “Gang Bang,” has a good beat you can dance to, as does “I’m Addicted,” a driving love anthem produced by DJ Benny Benassi.  As on Madonna’s best albums — “Like a Virgin,” “Ray of Light” and “Music” she thrives between pop’s present and future, with each hit single she offers a dose of ‘new’ that confirmed her ability to seduce her fans.