The album cover for Danity Kane’s sophomore album, Welcome to the Dollhouse has leaked. It seems as though the girls are really doing their thing on the new season of Making the Band 4. From all the “official” material that I’ve heard, I really like the pop sound that they are going for.
For the most part on the show, so far, the girls have been in Diddy’s good graces. Their recording process is going well and it seems as though Dollhouse is set for a March 18th release! That’s right around the corner.
Their new single is “Damaged” is doing really well right now. It’s gotten pretty good response from bloggers and is impacting radio soon. Hopefully, one of these coming episodes is about the girls shooting the video or something. I’m not too sure about what’s going on with the boys, who we recently found out has been named Day 26. On the last episode, Diddy banned the boys from the studio until they learn to mesh better as a unit.
Make sure you stay tuned to CL for more information and tune into new episodes of Making the Band 4, Mondays at 10 PM EST.
JOJO WORKING ON 3RD ALBUM
According to her official MySpace blog, the young songstress JoJo is working on recording her third album. Here’s what JoJo had to say on the development of the new project:
I am in the process of recording my third album, presently. I hope to have it out this fall, but I will be releasing a single before then. I have written a lot of new music.
I’m glad JoJo decided to wait until she was 18 to release her third album, so that she can talk about more stuff. There’s only so much you can talk about being underage – I think that’s what holds back a lot of younger artists from really doing what they want to do, because people don’t take them seriously, and sometimes that makes it a lot harder for them to transition into adult artists.
It seems as though JoJo will release the new album via Universal Motown instead of Blackground/Universal, due to disappointment about the promotion of her last album, The High Road, which was actually a pretty impressive R&B effort. I am pretty excited to see what JoJo comes up with this time around. This should be interesting for her.
AMERIE TO SIGN WITH DEF JAM?
Recording artist Amerie is apparently making the cross from Sony Columbia to Island Def Jam, which houses such artists as Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey. In all honesty, Amerie needs something. The rumor is that Amerie was dropped from Columbia, where she released 3 albums (one overseas).
I guess that means that the third album, Because I Love It, will not see the light of day in the United States. I think that this will be good for Amerie, though, considering that she wasn’t getting the attention she needed from the other label. It really seemed as though they were jerking her around with that last project, but I guess it makes since, considering that Amerie has never been able to sell huge numbers, even with having great first singles.
Hopefully this can revive Amerie’s career. I think she’s beautiful, has an okay voice but great delivery over a track. She just needs to go ahead and get a host of A-list producers for her next project, and just bang out some hits. I think that the cross over to Def Jam may be the best thing for her. Good luck, Amerie!