Category Archives: Music Videos
After years of contemplating, I decided to move my site and change its name. Not only the name, but its purpose. WorldAccordingtoMonte.com is now WATMONLINE.COM. When I launched worldaccordingtomonte.com in 2009, I had NO idea what I was getting into. All I wanted to do was post few stories and give my opinion, in hopes of getting a few readers and call it day. Back then, I was clueless to the work, time and energy it takes to keep up a blog, especially when you enjoy it.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with music. I might not know the day of the week, but I KNOW when Grammys are. Long story short, I took my obsession beyond friends and family and made it public to anyone with access to the Internet, and that’s how worldaccordingtomonte.com was born.
Since my first post about Barbara Streisand keeping Mariah Carey out the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200, worldaccordingtomonte.com has grown beyond my expectations. Knowing that nearly a half million people have, at one time or another, visited the site blows my mind. In the grand scheme of things that’s a small fraction of world’s Internet population, but to me, that’s EVERYTHING!
As World According to Monte becomes WATM ONLINE, I’m confident in knowing that this is only the beginning. I’ve seen what a hard work and dedication can do and I refuse to give up until I reach my goals. Whenever I do decide to take on something, I want to be the best; regardless of how it takes to get there, I’m willing and will work my ass off to get to the next level.
There are hundreds of thousands, maybe millions, of music-related websites, offering music and entertainment news, celebrity gossip, exclusive interviews, etc., but few are actually credible. And that’s what will set WATM ONLINE apart from the run-of-the-mill music blog. I want to give the facts, then give my opinion, even if the facts and my opinion conflict. My hope is to highlight artists, known and unknown, with stories that will spark conversation and become your go-to for the latest about your favorites and the best you never heard.
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After weeks of delays, Brandy’s highly anticipated video for “Put It Down” featuring Chris Brown has premiered! The “Never Say Never” singer struts, pops and unleashes her inner diva in the Hype Williams-directed clip. “Put It Down” is the lead single from her upcoming sixth album, Two Eleven, due October 2. Watch the video below.
Animated Luda returns in the video for “Jingalin’,” the first single from his upcoming Ludaversal album. The ATL rapper parties hard in the comical clip — complete with jello wrestling, kissing girls, clowns and Oompa Loompas. Ne-Yo, production duo Da Internz, who produced the track, and someone who scarily resembles Chris Bosh make cameos in the Aristotle-directed video.
“We’re just having fun, man,” said Ludacris. “This is a real party. It’s not like telling a whole bunch of people what to do. It’s not trying to make it seem like we’re having fun. We literally having fun. We wildin’ the f**k out.”
P!nk gets the last laugh in the black-and-white, French-film inspired video for “Blow Me (One Last Kiss).” The black-and-white palette is only broken near the end of the Dave Myers-directed clip, thanks to red wine — after P!nk ruins her ex-boy’s wedding.
“Blow Me” is the first single from her upcoming The Truth About Love album, due September 18. The song bolted into the top 10 last week thanks to a spike in digital sales and airplay, becoming her twelfth top 10 single on the Hot 100. She now ranks third behind Rihanna (22) and Beyoncè (14) for most top 10s among women.
Check out Bobby V’s new music video for “Mirror” featuring Lil Wayne, the lead single from his upcoming album Dusk Til Dawn (Oct.2).
J. Lo shows off her killer body and sick dances moves in the colorful video for “Goin’ In.” The 43-year-old singer-actress rocks bedazzled lips and a satin cape before returning to her hip-hop roots in a fitted-cap and Hammer pants in the Ace Norton-directed clip, which includes cameos from Flo Rida and Lil Jon, who collaboration on the track.
The GoonRock-produced party anthem is featured on J. Lo’s greatest hits album, Dance Again…The Hits, and the soundtrack to Step Up Revolution.
Trey Songz keeps things PG as he shows appreciation to the lady in his life in the Justin Francis-directed video for “Simply Amazing,” a track lifted from his new album Chapter V, due August 21. The guitar-led cut serves as the album’s second single in international markets while we (the US) get the sultry “Dive In” as the follow-up to “2 Reasons” featuring T.I.
After releasing an early version of the album’s tracklisting on iTunes, Trey has unveiled the final version via Amazon. The 18-track disc features guest appearances from T.I. (“2 Reasons“), Young Jeezy and Lil Wayne (“Hail Mary”), Rick Ross (“Don’t Be Scared”) and Diddy and Meek Mill on “Check Me Out.”
Watch the video and check out the final track list for Chapter V below.