Today (August 9), Whitney Houston would have celebrated her 49th birthday. Despite her untimely passing in February, WATM pays tribute to one of the best, if not the best, to ever pick up a mic. Even at her lowest points, nothing or no one can take away what she brought to the table, musically, in the ’80s and ’90s. Speaking of the ’80s, watch Whit crush the stage — with nothing more than big hair, a fringe-y dress and a mic — on MTV in 1986.
Thanks for the music. Happy Birthday, Whitney!
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.
We can all agree that “Sweat” was not the best way for Ciara to make her return to the limelight. Even a verse from 2 Chainz, hip-hop’s reigning king of guest spots, couldn’t ensure the track spins on radio and downloads on iTunes. Then again, “Sweat” was never made available for purchase on iTunes so maybe Epic knew the song was a dud.
A snippet of a new track called “Overdose” has surfaced. Unlike anything we’ve heard from the former Princess of Crunk & B, the uptempo cut moves her into a house/club lane.
Listen to the snippet below.
Although she’ll spend the next year or so rocking stages worldwide on her Born This Way tour, Lady Gaga is still finding time to plan her next album. Late last year, she revealed to MTV that she already has the title and concept for her third album, and now she’s teasing fans with hints on what they can expect from the new material.
Before performing Princess Die, a track that “may or may not be” on her next album, Gaga opened up about the project. “When I wrote Born This Way, I demonstrated a sense of maturity. And I feel that on the next album, there’s a lack of maturity… a tremendous lack of maturity or sense of responsibility.”
Two years, eight singles, and six No. 1’s later, Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream era has come to an end, with the video for “Wide Awake.”
Referencing all of her previous singles from this era, Katy gives Dream a fairy tale ending in the Lance Drake-directed clip. From a giant labyrinth to a lying prince charming, “Wide Awake” is easily the best music of 2012 so far.
The Dr. Luke-produced cut is the eighth and final single from her record-setting third album.
Ciara returns to her crunk roots on “Sweat,” the 2 Chainz-assisted lead single from her upcoming fifth studio album One Woman Army, due later this year via Epic Records. The bass-heavy cut hits iTunes June 19. *Full review coming* Listen below.
It’s all about the stars and stripes in the first promo shots for Ciara’s new album, One Woman Army.
“OWA MOVEMENT HAS JUST BEGUN!! TURN UP CSQUAD!!:) JOIN THE MOVEMENT!” tweeted CiCi on Friday (June 1).
The first single from the album, “Sweat,” is expected any day now, with the album to follow sometime before year’s end. One Woman Army is the follow-up to 2010’s Basic Instinct, which peaked at No, 44 on the Billboard 200, and its singles barely made a dent on the charts.
“This is the most vulnerable I’ve ever been in my life and career,” she told MTV of the new project.
Since releasing back-to-back duds, 2009’s Fantasy Ride and 2010’s Basic Instinct, and parting ways with Jive, Ciara has remained relatively quiet on the music front. Last year, the “Goodies” singer inked a new deal with Epic Records, and now has announced her debut project with the label.
During a live chat with MTV to promote the comedy That’s My Boy, Ciara revealed the title of her fifth studio album. “I’m finishing up my album. It’s called One Woman Army and you guys will be in for a treat very soon,” she told MTV News. “My new single ‘Sweat’ will be coming as well. … It’s gonna make you sweat in all kinds of ways.”
One Woman Army will serve as the follow-up to Basic Instinct, which spawned the top three hit “Ride” featuring Ludacris.
Ciara stars alongside Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg in That’s My Boy, arriving in theaters June 15.