Mary J. Blige will be taking part in the 9th Annual WWE Tribute To the Troops holiday special in honor of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. Mrs. Blige will be taking the stage alongside other musicians:
In the grand tradition of Bob Hope, the most patriotic holiday special of the year will feature performances by Grammy award winning R&B sensation Mary J. Blige, multi-platinum rock band Nickelback, comedian George Wallace, and WWE’s biggest Superstars and Divas for thousands of Fort Bragg military personnel and their families at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, NC. [Source]
The program will air as a two-hour special on USA Network on Tuesday, December 13 at 9pm ET and as a one-hour special on NBC on Saturday, December 17 at 9pm ET. Mary J. Blige will also be performing at this year’s VH1 Divas, which is set to air on Monday, December 19 at 9 PM ET on VH1.
SWV REVEAL NEW COVER FOR “CO-SIGN”
The ladies of SWV are back together again after 15 years. Cheryl Gamble, Tamara Johnson and Leanne Lyons released the cover to their single, “Co-Sign” off of their upcoming untitled album. The track will be dropping some time next month, under their new deal with Mass Appeal Entertainment and E1 Entertainment.
Over the summer, it was announced that the trio will be embarking on their own reality television show. Glad to see the 90s R&B singing group is getting back together. Let’s see what they cooked up for the lead single… [Source]
AMY WINEHOUSE’S ‘LIONESS’ ALBUM TOPS UK CHARTS
Following the tragic passing of singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse back in July, her music continues to be a favorite of music lovers around the world. According to reports, the Back to Black singer’s posthumous album Lioness: Hidden Treasures has been performing very well on the charts:
Amy Winehouse posthumously achieved the biggest weekly sale of her U.K. chart career last week with “Lioness: Hidden Treasures” (Universal Island), as Official Charts Company data showed total album sales reaching a weekly high for 2011 of 4.8 million. Winehouse debuted on the album chart at No. 1 yesterday (Dec. 11) with 194,000 units. After two weeks in runner-up spot on the singles survey, Olly Murs moved to the top with “Dance With Me Tonight” (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment). [Source]