Britney Spears is suddenly a player in the remix game, first dropping in on Rihanna’s “S&M” (which instantly sent that song back to the top of the Billboard Hot 100) and now hosting both Ke$ha and Nicki Minaj on a reworked version of “Till The World Ends.”
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After Enrique Iglesias begged off becoming an homme fatale — and denying us the much-coveted “Hold It Against Me”/“Tonight” mash-up — Britney Spears was left without an opening act for her huge upcoming tour.
After a few weeks of speculation and a lot of false starts, Spears finally confirmed this morning that chart-topping rapper Nicki Minaj will indeed join her on the road for the Femme Fatale tour. READ FULL STORY
Last night, Nicki Minaj painted Times Square pink.
Accompanied by the Roots, hip-hop’s most fluorescent femme fatale gave a concert at Manhattan’s Best Buy Theatre to launch Casio’s new Tryx camera. It was a fun, unpretentious 11-song set, culled mostly from tracks off her debut album, Pink Friday.
The Roots kicked off the affair, blasting their comically schizophrenic, funkadelic sounds. After nearly 20 years, the Roots still remain one of the most immersive live acts to witness in person. The sheer number of bodies on stage can be overwhelming—I mean, where do you look? (Okay, to be fair, you’re probably looking at the Muppet antics of the ever mesmerizing ?uestlove on drums.) READ FULL STORY
'SNL' skit men The Lonely Island reveal new album cover, guests Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and more
In torquoise turtlenecks, gold neclaces, and white slacks, the crew looks less like joke-tellers and more like a ’90s R&B group. “When we met each other in the eighth grade, that was pretty much the look we all had,” group member Akiva Scaffer explained on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Friday evening.
Chain features collaborations with Akon, Justin Timberlake, Nicki Minaj, and Rihanna, among others, likely pulling from their guest appearances on Saturday Night Live. Their joyous Akon-assisted jam “I Just Had Sex” with Akon made its debut as a Digital Short late last year, and has already gone gold. (Stalker smash “The Creep” with Nicki Minaj went similarly viral).
Check out the the covers and album titles that didn’t make the cut after the jump. Andy Samberg hoped for 3 Morks, while Shaffer wished for royal whales and Jorma Toccone tried to play basketball in outer space:
Now that the smoke has cleared from Enrique Iglesias and Britney Spears’ botched attempt at a joint tour, Spears is rumored to have her eyes on several new prospects.
TMZ has quoted an unnamed source as saying the she’s in “serious talks” with rapstress Nicki Minaj. Lil Wayne’s Young Money teammate would be a great fit for Britney’s tour: She’s hot, pop, and insanely energetic. And the tour Nicki’s currently on, Wayne’s I Am Still Music jaunt, will be over in time to make Britney’s June 17 start.
In addition, MTV is reporting that Jersey Shore cast member DJ Pauly D might be spinning at the top of Spears’ show (he and Spears share a manager). The Jonas Brothers’ Joe Jonas is also in contention for the opening slot, they say—less odd than you might think, since he’s set to release a dance-oriented pop album.
So who do you think Britney should pick: The rapper, the rocker and hopeful dance star, or the Shore-thing DJ? Take our poll after the jump and weigh in.
The feud between Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj just got ugly. Rather, it’s gotten bloody.
The new album cover for Kim’s Black Friday, which has been available for purchase via PayPal since yesterday, leaves little doubt that the pink-wigged head on the floor is an allusion to Kim’s nemesis Nicki Minaj — although no one has confirmed, a.k.a. we can’t prove anything. What we can prove is the following: Cartoon Lil Kim likes swords and leather, cartoon Lil Kim knows how to use swords, and magically, cartoon Lil Kim has the ability to strike a pose before the blood splatter has hit the floor. Fascinating.
Calls to Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj’s camps have not been returned.
While we wait, what do you think of the cover, Mixers? Too far?
It took 11 weeks, but rapstress Nicki Minaj’s debut set Pink Friday is No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Moving up two slots, it sold 45,000 this week and pushed its grand total to 1,035,000. Friday originally debuted at No. 2 behind Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy last November. Christian rock band Red debuts at No.2, selling 43,000 copies of their Until We Have Faces. And Ricky Martin’s Musica + Alma + Sexo opens third with 32,000 sets purchased.
Check out the full top 10 after the jump.
Taylor Swift professed her love for Nicki Minaj yesterday while doing a segment for a Nashville radio station. After some goading from an almost super-humanly grating host, young Swift showed off her rapping skills and fired off a few lines from “Super Bass.” READ FULL STORY
Amos Lee earns his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week. His Mission Bell sold 40,000 copies. That’s wonderful for him. But really, it’s a sad week in the music business when the most popular album of the week moves such a miniscule amount. Lee’s latest marks a record low total for first week sales since SoundScan started tracking them in 1991. January is usually a slow month when it comes to music sales, but last month’s numbers were downright abysmal.
At No. 2 is Iron and Wine’s Kiss Each Other Clean, selling 39,000 albums. And the No. 3 record is Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday; coming off her SNL appearance last Saturday, her debut solo album moved 38,000 units. Check out the rest of the top 10 after the jump.
Ever-buzzy raptress Nicki Minaj just debuted her latest music video, for single “Moment 4 Life,” which features some rapping from the equally as buzzy Drake. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Minaj production without a semi-solid theme of complete wackiness: “Moment 4 Life” depicts a Cinderella-esque Minaj enjoying the best night of her life because she’s found love—in the form of Drake. (They even smootch at the end!) It also wouldn’t be a Minaj production without several crazy outfits, wigs, and costume changes. In fact, the best part of the video is during the intro—before the music starts—when Minaj plays both the Cinderella character and her fairy godmother. “I don’t know,” the Cinderella Minaj says. “I just feel like tonight is going to be amazing. It’s going to be a dream.” Ding ding! Then her fairy godmother—oh yeah, she’s got Nicki’s patented British accent going on the whole time—grants Cinderella Nicki the ability to have this magical, special, too-good-to-handle “Moment 4 Life.” Get it? Clever. And totally crazy. But that’s why we love her. I will say the video tends to cast the song in a bit more of a romantic way than I had thought about it by just listening to it—this has the potential to be a wedding/love song even! That’s special. Now check out the video here:
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