The Queen of Hip Hop Soul serves elegance and more in her brand new music video, “My Favorite Things.” You’ll find this 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein classic on Mary J. Blige‘s new winter holiday compilation, A Mary Christmas which is in stores and on iTunes now.
According to Billboard, her seasonal album is sitting at the #1 spot of their Top “R&B albums” chart, knocking Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 album to the #2 spot after 6 weeks.
A big congrats to Mary!
Ms. Alicia Keys was all foxy in her bold blue while working the red carpet at the Foxtel Music Channels Summer Launch event on Monday (December 3).
Held at the Botanic Gardens in Sydney, Australia, the multi-Grammy award winner / mother of one rocked a white low-neckline, a-line top, a royal blue two-piece suit with detailed pumps.
Peep more pics of Alicia up top as well as recent images of her at the 27th Annual ARIA Awards 2013.
There, she donned a yellow, sleeveless Stella McCartney dress and hit the stage with a performance of two songs, “Girl on Fire” and “Brand New Me”. You’ll find the video after the jump. Alright now!
Over the last 20 years, super-producer turned mogul Pharrell Williams has accomplished many a things throughout his eventful career. Although he considers himself a musician at the core, the 40 year-old founder of I am OTHER has started a clothing line, written a memoir, designed furniture and started a non-profit organization dedicated to underserved youth (to name a few).
Now, the “Happy” singer is the highlight in one of the latest interviews in business magazine, Fast Company. Peep a couple excerpt from his insightful interview, where he shares his thoughts on productivity and teamwork, why he prefers to work with a team of women, as well as where gets his most ideas from:
ON WHY HE PREFERS TO WORK WTH LADIES:
Oh, I would go crazy with an office full of dudes. What am I going to talk about? Football? I don’t know anything about sports. Women have always been my motivation, and equality is quite naturally a theme for me. So it’s all estrogen: estrogenic–I’m going to create a term–intelligence. I wouldn’t trade it for anything, and everyone works way, way, way harder than me.
After weeks of successfully landing every dance challenge, singer and GLEE actress Amber Riley snagged the Mirror Ball Trophy after winning Season 17 of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.
During the 2-hour season finale, Riley and her professional dance partner Derek Hough were crowned champions after they out scored another highly favored dance pair, actor Corbin Bleu and dancer Karina Smirnoff (starts at the 4:00 mark).
Down below, you can peep her last perfect-scoring performance of the Samba & Quick step to Jackie Wilson’s “Higher & Higher.” Congratulations Amber!
While celebrating his 40th birthday a while back, rapper Nasir “Nas” Jones stopped by NBC’s Talk Stoop.
In his candidly chill chat with host Cat Greenleaf, the two of them dished on topics like hip-hop today compared to the past, why he rarely seen smiling in all of his photos, and why he thinks he’s the best person to date:
ON WHY HE SMIZES IN ALL HIS PHOTOS:
You know you have the attitude of New York City. The attitude of the street. [...] This is my smile though. Look. I have the same face for every emotion. It’s like I’m smiling now.
Check out this new artist to watch Veronica Vega in her newest music video for her dance, electric tune, “Wicked.”
Featuring Pitbull, this catchy tune produced by Polow Da Don and written by Planet VI will definitely be added to the gym playlist!
Just before all the Black Friday shopping starts up, Mrs. Carter drops a clip from her new 2-disc DVD, Life Is But a Dream.
In the clip up top, we get a glimpse of Beyonce‘s performance of “Schoolin’ Life” during the Atlantic City stop of her Revel comeback concert.
Life is But A Dream is in stores now and can be purchased on Amazon & in stores. Aside from her new ballad, “God Made You Beautiful, you’ll find this performance on the 2nd DVD of her video set, Live in Atlantic City.
Word on the web is that singer-songwriter Kelly Rowland is secretly engaged to her manager, Tim Witherspoon.
According to US Magazine, the X-Factor judge has allegedly been secretly dating her latest beau for a while now and was supposedly proposed to not long ago. The anonymous & “close” source says that Ms. Rowland has been happily rockin’ “a large diamond ring,” which was spotted on a friend’s Instgram video.
She has been showing [the ring] off to friends and family and is very happy,” one insider tells Us. “She wants to…enjoy [it] and celebrate for a bit longer.