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BRITNEY SPEARS NEW ALBUM FEMME FATALE IS NUMBER 1#

6 Apr Britney-Spears- Femme-Fatale-Album-Cover-203948

Britney Spears is still hot. But how hot?

Her new album, “Femme Fatale” (Jive), released last week, has become her sixth No. 1 on Billboard’s chart. That puts her in lofty company: the only women to have that many No. 1 albums are Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson (both with six), Madonna (seven) and Barbra Streisand (nine). And the video for the album’s first single, “Hold It Against Me,” had been viewed nearly 33 million times on YouTube as of Wednesday afternoon.

Yet sales for “Femme Fatale” were relatively low for a superstar like Ms. Spears. The album sold 276,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, a significant drop from the opening-week sales for her last album, “Circus,” which sold 506,000 when it was released in 2008. In fact, Billboard said, of Ms. Spears’s seven studio albums, only her debut, “ … Baby One More Time,” sold fewer copies, moving 121,000 in its first week in early 1999 (though that was enough for No. 1).

Also on the charts this week, the Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa’s album “Rolling Papers” (Atlantic) opens at No. 2 with 197,000, and “21” (XL/Columbia), by the British singer Adele, holds at No. 3 with 94,000. After six weeks of release in the United States, Adele’s album is nearing a million sales, but back home she is a phenomenon: “21” has been No. 1 there for 10 consecutive weeks, beating a record set in 1990 by Madonna’s “Immaculate Collection” for the longest that an album by a woman has stayed in the top spot. If Adele makes it to 12 weeks she will tie Bob Marley’s “Legend,” released in 1984, for the most consecutive weeks at No. 1 by anyone, male or female. In Britain, “21” has sold 1.8 million copies.

Back on the American charts, Katy Perry’s song “E.T.” holds its top spot as a digital download, with 327,000 sales.

TRACKLIST:

1. “Till The World Ends” (Produced by Dr. Luke, Max Martin and Billboard)

2. “Hold It Against Me” (Produced by Dr. Luke, Max Martin and Co-produced by Billboard)

3. “Inside Out” (Produced by Dr. Luke, Max Martin and Billboard)

4. “I Wanna Go” (Produced by Max Martin and Shellback)

5. “How I Roll” (Produced by Bloodshy, Henrik Jonback and Magnus)

6. “(Drop Dead) Beautiful” featuring Sabi (Produced by Benny Blanco, Ammo, JMIKE and Billboard)

7. “Seal It With A Kiss” (Produced by Dr. Luke, Max Martin and Dream Machine)

8. “Big Fat Bass” featuring will.i.am (Produced by will.i.am)

9. “Trouble For Me” (Produced by Fraser T Smith)

10. “Trip To Your Heart” (Produced by Bloodshy, Henrik Jonback and Magnus)

11. “Gasoline” (Produced by Dr. Luke and Benny Blanco)

12. “Criminal” (Produced by Max Martin and Shellback)

DELUXE EDITION:

13. “Up N’ Down” (Produced by Max Martin, Shellback and Oligee)

14. “He About To Lose Me” (Produced by Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins)

15. “Selfish” (Produced by Stargate and Sandy Vee)

16. “Don’t Keep Me Waiting” (Produced by Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins)

Summary: This week Britney Spears triumphs with her newest album Femme Fatale (Jive Records) bowing at No. 1 on U.S. albums charts. The chart-topping entry makes Spears the first female ever to have six No.1 album debuts, and marks the second biggest album debut of the year. The album also debuts at No. 1 in Canada, Australia and Korea and enters in the Top 10 in 15 other countries.

The release of Femme Fatale follows the recent video premiere of the apocalyptic club thumper and Top 10 hit, “Till The World Ends” on VEVO. The video is currently on heavy rotation on MTV, MTV Hits, MTV Tres and VH-1.

Additionally, Spears is earning accolades with Femme Fatale: Rolling Stone magazine gave the album 4 out 5 stars and claims that “Femme Fatale may be Britney’s best album…”. The Associated Press adds, “Spears once again sizzles, and her flame burns as bright as ever,” and People Magazine raves, “One of the best start-to-finish albums of her career…”

Femme Fatale is executive produced by longtime collaborators Max Martin and Dr. Luke. The iconic superstar, Britney Spears has sold nearly 70 million albums worldwide to date with her previous releases …Baby One More Time (1999); Oops!… I Did It Again (2000); Britney (2001); In The Zone (2003); Blackout (2007); Circus (2008).

New Music: Listen To Kim Kardashians Auto-Tuned Song Jam

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Ryan Seacrest got the scoop this morning when Kim Kardashian stopped by on his radio show to world premiere her heavily auto-tuned song “Jam (Turn It Up.)”

On Air With Ryan Seacrest played her tune and told the host how it came about:

“[Producer The Dream said] let’s just have fun. Let’s donate the proceeds, let’s just have fun with it don’t take yourself seriously, try something you’ve never done before.”

Listen to it below and tell us what you think.

Celebrity/ Newsroom

Summary: This morning, reality TV mini-mogul Kim Kardashian confessed to Ryan Seacrest she had some butterflies about the impending world premiere of “Jam,” her first official single.

“I think it’s only normal for me to be nervous,” she said on Seacrest’s KISS FM show. “I’m only human. I’ve never sang [sic] before.” (She’s not counting the song’s unofficial premiere two months ago at a club in Las Vegas.)

What do you all think about her son! Will you be turning it up and jam-min to this track or not?

 

 

R&B Singer-Songwriter Teena Marie 54 Found Dead At Her California Home

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(CNN) — Teena Marie, a celebrated R&B singer-songwriter, was found dead Sunday at her California home, her manager said.

Born Mary Christine Brockert in Santa Monica, California, the 54-year-old artist famously paired with late funk legend Rick James and was nominated four times for a Grammy Award, according to her official website.

Marie was found dead by her daughter after apparently dying in her sleep, manager Mike Gardner said.

“Teena was a black voice trapped in a white body,” said Cathy Hughes, founder of Radio One, a broadcasting company that targets African-American and urban listeners. “I would always tell her that she was one of the greatest vocalists of our time.”

Among her songs were “Lovergirl,” “Portuguese Love,” “Ooo La La La,” and “I’m a Sucker for Your Love.”

While no cause of death has been released, the singer’s publicist Lynn Jeter said that Marie suffered a grand mal seizure — a neurological event, marked by loss of consciousness and violent muscle contractions, according to the Mayo Clinic — a month ago.

“Luckily, someone was there,” Jeter said of that seizure. “The ambulance took her to the hospital, and on the way she had another seizure.”

The publicist said that she had a “great” conversation on Saturday with Marie, who told her that she was excited about heading to Atlanta to perform this week — in what would have been her first performance since the seizure.

Marie sang under various record labels, including Motown, Epic and Cash Money Classics, since bursting on the scene as a 19-year-old, according to her website. Her most recent album, Sapphire, features collaborations with Smokey Robinson, Kurupt and Gerald Albright.

Eddie Levert, founder of the vocal group The O’Jays, praised Marie as both a singer and mother.

“There are a lot of black people who swore by her and believed in her, as far as her music was concerned,” he said. “She was a good mom, and to me, that is saying a lot.”

Source: CNN

Summary: R&B legend Tina Marie has died, her manager confirmed today (December 26th).

Tina Marie, 54, was born Mary Christine Brockert. She was recorded a number of hit singles in the 70′s, 80′s, 90′s and the 2000′s.

Tina Marie was known for classic songs like “I’m A Sucker For Your Love” featuring Rick James, “Fire and Desire” featuring Rick James, “Behind the Groove,” “Portuguese Love,” “Dear Lover,” “Out on A Limb” and “Square Biz,” which featured her rapping.

Tina Marie originally signed with Motown in 1976 and was a protege of Funk pioneer Rick James.

Throughout the years, Tina Marie’s was regularly sampled by a variety of rappers. Artists like The Fugees (“Fu-Gee-La”), The Firm “Firm Biz” Jadakiss “By My Side featuring Ne-Yo” and numerous others have all incorporated Tina Marie’s music into their own.

At one point, Tina Marie was also signed to Cash Money Records, where she released two albums for the label.

La Dona (2004) produced the single “I’m Still In Love,” while her final album for Cash Money titled Sapphire (2007) produced the Top 40 single “Ooh Wee.”

Bryan Williams paid tribute to Tina Marie via his official Twitter page. “R.I.P. Tina Marie,” Birdman said.

R.I.P. Teena Marie you will be missed! We lost a huge part of our Motown history today!

Rihanna On Cover Of Marie Claire: Moving Forward And Being Happy Again

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Rihanna is featured in the December 2010 issue of Marie Claire UK.

She’s the toast of the music industry and the hottest talent around. Introducing our stunning December cover star, Rihanna. We caught up with the Rude Boy superstar to talk about surviving the bad times, learning to love her imperfections, and how she is happier and stronger than ever.

In the issue Rihanna talks about moving on & being happy again:

“I feel like I smile for real this time. The smiles come from inside, and it exudes in everything I do. People feel my energy is different. When I smile they can tell that it’s pure bliss and not just a cover up.”

She also talks about her wake up call:

“I needed that wake-up call in my life. I needed a turning point, and that’s what God was giving to me. All this terrible stuff they say to you, it breaks you down. [But] once you’re back on your feet – if you ever make it back on your feet – that’s the ultimate achievement.”

Rihanna also talks about her breakup with Chris Brown:

“Eventually, I remember waking up one day and I knew I was over it. One day, I remember I was in New York at the Trump Hotel and I woke up and I just knew I was over it.”

Read more from Rihanna’s interview and view photos at MarieClaire.co.uk.

Summary: Rihanna share’s her personal side of what she went through in her relationship with Chris Brown. She gets very personal about herself. As well as share’s where she is right now in the present part of her life.

I absolutely know in life we all grow out of something just to grow right back into being happy again. Life is always throwing curve balls at us. The question is are we willing to face things head on. Or do we just dodge the curve balls. Never learning from our mistakes. Mistakes are nothing more then lessons that allow us to gain maturity as we age. True wisdom comes from being in a bad place in life. Without mistakes how would we learn and grow as individuals you can’t.

Rihanna looks radiant and stunning in her photographs shot with Mikael Jansson for Marie Claire cover and interview spread. I guess being happy and stronger then ever will do that to any person.

Remember when life has dealt you a situation that seems totally impossible to get out of. That’s just life reminding you that you have hit a stage in your life that you grown up and ready to move to something bigger and better. Just we do not look at life’s preview that way.

So check out Rhianna on the cover of Marie Claire Co UK. So go check out your nearest news stands if you haven’t already.  I picked my copy up at the bookstore!

Happy Holidays~

In New Music 2010: Loving Christina Aguilera’s Newest Album Bionic

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Christina Aguilera – Bionic 2010
01 – Bionic (Intro)
02 – Not Myself Tonight
03 – I Hate Boys
04 – Powerful
05 – Hunger (Interlude)
06 – Sex For Breakfast (Focus & Detail)
07 – Birds of Prey
08 – Kimono Girl
09 – So What You Got
10 – Night Desires feat. Goldfrapp
11 – Monday Morning
12 – Little Dreamer
13 -Listen Up
14 – Lost (Interlude)
15 – You Lost Me feat. Sia
16 – All I Need (Sia Furler)
17 – I Am feat. (Sia Furler)
18 – Glam (Tricky Stewart)
19 – Lift Me Up (Linda Perry)
20 – I Will Never Forget U

Leftovers:
- Love For All Seasons (Carl Sturken & Evan Rogers)
- Love Will Find A Way (Carl Sturken & Evan Rogers)

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Summary: I picked up a few albums last night. I am really love my Ipod it goes everywhere I go. I am loving all the new music that came out this year in 2010. So I needed to purchase the albums to update my cd collection for this year.

Have to have the update in new music to keep those workouts powerful at the gym. Always adding new music to keep the Ipod on point! Never getting bored with my Ipod!

Also, for the day’s that I am working extra hard on my Pr stuff. Without music in ones life is like a song without a melody~

I am a huge fan of Christina Aguilera. I own every single album this was one I didn’t have so now my Christina cd collection is now complete.

I absolutely love her music and wanted to share what I love from my personal collection of Cd’s. So I picked her  Bionic album up last night at Target $17.99.

Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Includes 13 New Songs with guest appearance from Rihanna, Drake Will.i.am, Kanye West and more. At Walmart for $11.88.

I also picked up El Debarge’s new album Second Chance. It contains limited edition bonus disc with three new holiday songs. Walmart’s price was $11.88.

As well as Fantasia’s back to me new album includes the hit “Bittersweet” Plus “Man of the house,” “I’m doin’ me” and “Even angels” from season 2 of her VH1 reality series Fantasia For Real, Premiering this fall. Found it at Target for $12.99.

I had a hard time finding the main cd I was looking forward to purchasing that is Eric Benet’s “Lost In Time”

Although this wasn’t on my list I picked up at Walmart. Beyonce’s “I Am World Tour” only at walmart 108 shows, 78 cities, 32 countries, 6 continents, 1.1 million fans features full concert dvd for only $10.00.

I spoiled myself yesterday. Now I will feel complete once I get my hands on Eric Benet’s cd “Lost In Time” as well as Kandi Burruss album “Kandi Koated.”  Since I was fortunate to meet them in person gotta have those two cd’s!

These are a few of my Christmas list items to myself. Picked up my perfumes as well that I had on my list.

Music makes great stocking stuffer’s for Christmas as well as awesome stocking stuffers!

Don’t forget to pick up her new album as many of the few I have mentioned or check it out on Youtube, Itunes to get a glimpse~

Can’t wait to fill you all in on my next PR Party for new music soon!

Happy Holidays~

New Music From Eric Benet, Kandi Burruss, Lil Twist: My First Celebrity PR Experience

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Eric Benet and I

Eric Benet – Me in front of him about to go up~

Me, Kandi Burruss, Krista Kelley

Me, Sharion Model doing her Pr beautiful girl~

Sean Owens and Natalie Franklin

Shannon Host

Sean Owens and Sharion

Lil’ Twist

Me, and Lil’ Twist- Dallas Talent labeled with Lil Wayne~

Shannon and I

Krista Kelley

Me, Krista Kelley, Natalie Franklin

My Experience: I received a text message from my friend Sean asking me to goto a Pr party for Kandi Burruss and Eric Benet. It was 6pm already I actually was on my way to workout.

I kept staring at the text message. Asking myself should I take this opportunity that’s presenting itself to me at this very moment in time. Or should just pass up a good opportunity.

Sean has become a good friend of mine over this short period of time. We grew closer in friendship the last 7 months I been here in Dallas. He is a talented person himself. Always following his passions in his life. Which I very much respect about him.

I showed my husband the text Sean sent me. Then I asked him if I should go. He was very supportive and agreed that I should go check it out for myself. Also, wished me a good time.

I been a stay home mom for so long. However, I always dream t of Public Relation type jobs. So to be in a place where all that was going on that night was Pr. I have to say it was one of the many great experiences of my life.

Sean introduced me to a few of his friends in the business, as well as he wanted me to really live in the moment of great possibilities.

A few times when Sean walked away I had to ask myself how did I get here. How can such and opportunity come a knockin. Then I remembered when watching the secret. Ask and it is given.

Opportunities never come or present themselves in ways that you expect them to come.

When you talk about it you therefore are putting it into existence. Therefore later it becomes your reality.

Sean has asked me numerous times to get out and enjoy Dallas. However, after a hard break up with a best friend before moving here 8 months ago, and leaving a state where I thought I was going to call home just to start all over was just simply exhausting to me. I truly just wasn’t ready. Just to go out and have fun again.

After months of Sean just really sharing with me how important is it for me to live out my dreams in hair and make up, and people if I can not even make the steps to want to embrace my new environment and city that I currently now reside in. How are my passions in my life going to become my reality then.

Sean and his friend Tee Bone. Tee Bone is a reality star himself. Has been on I Love New York. I am surrounded by them often being that we all train at the same gym. So there is no excuses for me passing up good people who care and who want to see me win in life.

Now that I know there’s more to life then me being a stay home mom. You lose sense of self when you don’t surround yourself with the things that truly make us happy. I love people. I love inspiring and making a difference in a person’s life.

Please do not get me wrong. Nothing wrong with being a stay home mom but my son is 14 old enough to stay home alone. So I did my job now. I love being a mom, and a wife but I am ready to live my passions and the life I been dreaming of.

I know that Public Relations of any type. Or just being out there impacting people in life. Is what I am truly passionate and good at! It brings profound joy to my heart and soul!

This experience of me stepping out of my shell as well as my comfort zone has taught me. That anything is possible. You have to have confidence, faith, and the actions to make it a reality. You have to really do something completely different.

I met so many wonderful and talented people last night and just like Sean said it’s only the beginning. Now that I got my feet wet just a little bit I can’t wait to get in deeper to see what comes next.

I just couldn’t believe how other Pr people were willing to take my name and number and willing to connect me to other people who are in the business or at least give you a direction onwhere to go.

So remember never allow yourself to fall short. If someone keeps pushing you to share positive experiences take them on their offer and see what it can bring you.

You don’t know until you try! Don’t give up on hope, passions, and the strong will to live a powerful life.

Fulfillment is everything in life!

Eric Benet, Kandi Burruss, Lil Twist – Share their new music with the city of Dallas at All Star’s Lounge

Eric Benet and Kandi Burruss share new music by giving us all a taste of their new albums coming out this month.

What a night it was! Everyone gathered at the All Star’s Lounge here in Downtown Dallas.

Where Eric Benet, Kandi Burruss, Lil’ Twist from Lil Wayne’s record label all made a guest appearance.

We all gotta chance to listen to the wonderful new music these to singer and song writer’s offer us on there new upcoming albums available in stores this Holiday season.

We all got to listen to Eric Benet and Kandi Burruss sing live up close and personal. It was absolutely a wonderful night in downtown Dallas last night. While making their way across the country.

I absolutely enjoyed myself while in the company of Sean Owens, Krista Kelley and few other of their friends. So many Pr people under one roof.

While Eric Benet was being interviewed. All Star Lounge served food, drinks, and nice music was being played in the background. Which made for a wonderful and deliteful night.

I myself got to meet a few of my friend Sean Owens PR friends. I met quite a few models that night that were there as well to represent their Pr company that they work under.

My experience with Eric Benet was such a short quick but rather delightful moment I might add. The room was slightly cold I was kind of shaking to the coolness of the room but also from the fact that he had his arms wrapped around me. He mentioned “Wow you are shaking!” I said ” Yes I am so nervous!” after he said so was he. My nerves then went away.

He looked right into my eyes….. and I swear that moment was lost for a second. What a nice guy. Beautiful person. I have to say and incredible singer.

He definitely is a class act! So you don’t own any of his music you need to google and and check out a few tracks on Youtube if you  can. What a beautiful voice that man has.

As he was being interviewed a young man with the name Lil’ Twist entered the room with his mother and entourage and then signed autographs for his fans. As well as took photos with his many fans.

I had no clue who this young man was until someone explained that he is new talent from Dallas. I recently just moved here.  I am from the Chicago, Detroit area. So when it comes to the talent of Dallas I would not know who that might be these days. Now that I am resident I am doing my best to learn who’s hot and learn the music culture of this city.

The night ended with beautiful Kandi Burruss singing her tracks giving us a feel what’s on her album and what each song meant to her as she wrote the album.

So you got to see a fun and more personal side of Kandi Burruss. She was very fun and down to earth and always smiling.

This was a great experience to have met her and to be able to be photographed with such a talented woman.

All in all it was my first PR party experience. This was in a club setting but not a club going event. Very classy and cool mood that went on through the night with finger food, and drinks.

Quite a bit of photo sessions and interviews were constantly going on through the night.

Sean Owen’s let me a bit into his world. I have to say what a world it truly is. I can only imagine what comes next!

My life in Dallas after all turned out to be full of wonderful people, great experience’s and powerful connections!

When you think that after being a stay home mom for so many years that my life would unfold the way it has the 8 months I been here.

When you think dreams don’t come true they do! Always when you least expect it!

When you think that your life is reached it worst…. it’s then and only then your life is just going through changes of growth for self improvement.

All dreams are possible. You have to believe have faith and be dedicated to your passions and know that at any moment your life can open up for you!

Fantasia, Eric Benet, and Kandi Burruss will join forces for tour this Fall/Winter 2010-2011.

Kandi Koated- Kandi Burruss

Lost In Time New Album – Eric Benet

Cheryl Cole Styles: Page Premium Denim Skinny Leg Cargo Pants

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Singer songwriter Cheryl Cole is seen wearing Paige Premium Denim ‘Lavne’ Skinny Leg Cargo Pants in Jungle while sporting a interesting lumber jack hat! I swear this woman can make a crazy outfit look hot!

I think I have finally found what I have been looking for! I wanted the perfect pair of skinny jeans that ticked all the boxes; comfortable, super skinny, pretty and extremely soft. These jeans are all of those things! My search is over!

I absolutely love these cargo pants, I think they are gorgeous and the pocket placement is perfect! They are right on trend for the skinny cargo pant season!

Victoria Secret has a cheaper version of the Skinny Leg Cargo Jean for$58.00-$68.00. These Skinny Cargo Jeans/Pants make great gift idea’s for the Holiday season!

Product Description: Paige Premium Denim ‘Layne’ Skinny Leg Cargo Pants

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