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Christina Aguilera Talks New Album & More With Billboard!!

Posted in ALBUMS, BITCHASSNESS, CHRISTINA AGUILERA, NEW ALBUMS, NEW MUSIC, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , , on September 22, 2012 by JupiterDaTruth

Chris lands Billboard’s cover this month and the below interview is the result. She’s been doing this for a while and to us, she’s long out of her prime with no real hope for a second one. She’s talented, she can make some really great, really inspirational music at times but it’s been years since she’s really got our attention with a record…

“Your Body” is coo but it’s not unique, could have been anybody’s song… The sh** she was making back in 2003 and 04 was signature, undeniably Christina. She had her own charms but now she’s trying to have everybody else’s..

Beyonce and Mariah can sing there way out of the corners but Christina’s going to have to give us more then that, so much more to prove!

Billboard reports the following:

Christina Aguilera hasn’t felt this way in a decade. The singer is reflecting on the eventful two years leading up to the release of her fifth studio album, “Lotus,” from her home in Los Angeles — a period that heralded the commercial disappointment of her album “Bionic”; a divorce from husband Jordan Bratman; the release of her first movie, “Burlesque,” and its accompanying soundtrack; her highly successful stint as a coach on NBC’s “The Voice” and accompanying appearance on Maroon 5’s mega-hit “Moves Like Jagger.”

The last time she felt so inspired, the result was 2002’s Stripped-a creative breakthrough that helped distance Aguilera from her teen-pop peers and produced memorable hits like “Beautiful,” “Dirrty” and “Fighter.”

Due Nov. 13 on RCA, “Lotus” refers to the “rebirth” Aguilera underwent both personally and professionally, opting not to work with longtime songwriting partners like Linda Perry in favor of such newer collaborators as Alex Da Kid, Sia, Candice Pillay and even pop maestro Max Martin, on first single “Your Body,” which hit radio and iTunes last week and bows at No. 33 on Billboard’s Mainstream Top 40 chart this week.

 

Like on Stripped, Aguilera dips into many genres-from dance-pop on “Your Body” and “Make the World Move” (a duet with fellow “Voice” coach Cee Lo Green), piano-driven power ballads (“Sing for Me,” Sia collaboration “Blank Page”) and rock-tinged empowerment anthems (“Army of Me,” “Cease Fire”). The album even opens with a quick sample of M83’s “Midnight City” on the title track, an experimental table-setter where Aguilera resolves to “leave the past behind/Say goodbye to the scared child inside.”

Alex Da Kid, who first teamed with Aguilera for 2010’s “Castle Walls” on T.I.’s No Mercy, worked with Aguilera on several Lotus cuts with songwriter Pillay, many of which were recorded at her home studio. “I’ve worked with big and smaller people, and the more established people can get stuck in their ways and say they’re not open to critique,” Alex Da Kid says. “She definitely had a strong opinion, but she’ll go with the best idea in the room. That’s really rare for someone that’s had so much success.”

With Aguilera more or less based on the West Coast for the entire period leading up to Lotus’ release to finish taping the current season of “The Voice,” that means an aggressive Los Angeles-based promotional schedule during the next few months-with expected stops on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” as well as prominent use of “The Voice” to premiere the video for “Your Body” and a performance during album release week. 

“Nobody knows better than Christina that success doesn’t come from simply having the voice, but from believing and trusting in that voice,” “Voice” producer Mark Burnett says. “That knowledge and experience makes her an incredibly nurturing coach, and one who not only challenges her artists, but encourages and inspires them to challenge themselves.”

“The Voice” is winning the music-competition show race and beating “The X Factor” in the ratings. But as the show shifts into full-year production, the singer confirmed that she would be taking a break for season four, set to air next spring, with Shakira filling in her chair and Usher taking that of Cee Lo Green. She’s anxious to go back out on the road for the first time since 2007’s Back to Basics tour, having canceled 2010’s Bionic tour due in part to poor ticket sales. “It’s been a joy to be a part of other people’s journey, to be able to inspire and be a part of new singers coming up in this business,” she says. “But I was starting to get really worried and concerned that I wouldn’t have the time to go and be an artist again.

“Mark made it very clear that these chairs are always our chairs,” she continues. “He said, ‘I understand the only reason the show’s going to work is if it doesn’t get stale.’ And he totally understood that I needed something to fulfill my creative soul, and said, ‘This chair will always be yours to come back to whenever you do what makes you the best.'”

However long Lotus keeps her away from “The Voice,” it likely won’t be permanent. “I’ll probably be back. I just need to do my thing for a minute, then I can come back and be that much better of a coach. I just need a second to get back to me.”

Below is the new song, “Your Body” in case you haven’t heard it:

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It’s Official, Nicki Lands American Idol Role Alongside Mariah Carey!!

Posted in BUSINESS!, HIPHOP, MARIAH CAREY, NEWS, nicki minaj, POPULAR MUSIC, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM, TV with tags , , , on September 17, 2012 by JupiterDaTruth

YESSSS!!!! This is going to be a season of American Idol like NO OTHER! Mimi, Kieth Urban, Randy & Nicki on the judging panel!!

The news settles MONTHS of speculation and rumors regarding who would judge and who wouldn’t. Kanye West, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and others were all among the rumored panel. 

Season kicks off in Janauary!!

Ciara “Sorry” Official Video!!

Posted in ALBUMS, CIARA, NEW ALBUMS, NEW MUSIC, NEW VIDEOS, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, R&B, RNB, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM, VIDEO LIBRARY with tags , , , , on September 14, 2012 by JupiterDaTruth

We like the video, song is straight, sounds like something Toni Braxton would have put on her last album. Is it strong enough to return to Ciara to r&b prominence? Naw, close but it’s not as strong as tracks like “Ride”, “You Can Get It” or “Promise” but it’s a solid song and video. Success, flop…this could go either way depending on how heavy her promo is.. Too bad there’s no award show coming up where she can KILL this on stage!

Nicki Minaj “The Boys” Ft Cassie!!

Posted in ALBUMS, HIPHOP, NEW ALBUMS, NEW MUSIC, NEWS, nicki minaj, POPULAR MUSIC, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , on September 14, 2012 by JupiterDaTruth

This sounds like some Fergie/Rihanna sh** which is why….WE LOVE IT!! This is probably the most encourage-able thing we’ve heard from Nicki in almost a year.. It’s got commercial and urban potential!

She put Cassie all the way on with this sh**. This song is likely going to be a big hit for Nicki, if so, more artist are going to be enlisting Cassie for there track! This was probably a favor to Diddy………. #NoShade

Rihanna “Diamonds” Album, Tour & First Single!!

Posted in ALBUMS, DEF JAM, NEW ALBUMS, NEW MUSIC, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, RIHANNA, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , , on September 13, 2012 by JupiterDaTruth

Okay so here’s what we’ve heard regarding the release and promotion of Rihanna’s 2012 album:

The album will tentatively be titled “Diamonds”, which is also the name of the first single and the tour that kicks off this coming March.

Rihanna has enlisted new and old faces to make sure this album is the same pop masterpiece the last 3 or 4 have been. (we weren’t fans until “Rated R”)

The album is expected to drop sometime during the holidays, probably Thanksgiving and we could start hearing new music in the next month or so!

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Ryan Leslie Reveals “Les Is More” Album Art & Track List!!

Posted in ALBUM COVERS, ALBUMS, NEW ALBUMS, NEW MUSIC, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, ryan leslie, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , , on September 13, 2012 by JupiterDaTruth

The third album from uber-producer/song writer/singer, Ryan Leslie is due 10.22.12 and will be released independently via Sony’s Red Distribution.

Les Is More Tracklisting

1. “Glory”
2. “Beautiful Lie”
3. “Good Girl”
4. “5 Minute Freshen Up”
5. “Dress You to Undress You”
6. “Maybachs & Diamonds”
7. “Swiss Francs”
8. “Ups & Downs (Prelude)”
9. “Ups & Downs”
10. “Ready or Not”
11. “Lovers & Mountains”
12. “The Black Flag”
13. “Joan of Arc”
14. “Beautiful Lie (Remix)” feat. Fabolous + 7 Music Videos + 3 LivePerformance Videos

Rihanna Announces “Diamonds” Tour, Is This Her New Album Title??

Posted in ALBUMS, DEF JAM, NEW ALBUMS, NEW MUSIC, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, RIHANNA, TOURS, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , , on September 8, 2012 by JupiterDaTruth

The tour doesn’t kick off for another 7 months which makes us believe, “Diamonds” is going to be the title of her new album, the one that’ll probably be on the shelf by Thanksgiving. 

Rihanna’s a beast, a true worker bee, having released 4 albums in the past 4 years. This new album, tentatively titled “Diamonds” will be made up of the same pop that made her last 3 or 4 projects soooooo successful. #RihannaNavy

Our friends at RapUp report the following:

After opening the MTV Video Music Awards and winning Video of the Year for “We Found Love,” Rihanna keeps the momentum going by announcing dates for her “Rihanna Diamonds World Tour.”

The North American leg kicks off March 8, 2013 in Buffalo, New York. The arena trek is scheduled to stop in more than 27 cities including Los Angeles, Toronto, Boston, Brooklyn, and Chicago, with additional dates to be announced. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 14, at LiveNation.com.

Rihanna’s previous tour, the “LOUD” tour, grossed $90 million worldwide to become the 7th highest-grossing tour of 2011 and included 10 sold-out concerts at London’s O2 Arena.

The pop superstar is reportedly working on a follow-up to her 2011 albumTalk That Talk, which has spawned the hit singles “We Found Love” and “Where Have You Been.”

“Rihanna Diamonds World Tour” – North American Dates

Mar. 8 – Buffalo, NY – First Niagara Center
Mar. 10 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
Mar. 12 – Baltimore, MD – 1st Mariner Arena
Mar. 14 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Mar. 15 – Hartford, CT – XL Center
Mar. 17 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Mar. 18 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
Mar. 21 – Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena
Mar. 22 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Mar. 24 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Mar. 25 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
Mar. 27 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
Mar. 30 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
Apr. 1 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
Apr. 3 – Seattle, WA – Key Arena
Apr. 6 – San Jose, CA – HP Pavilion
Apr. 8 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
Apr. 11 – San Diego, CA – Valley View Casino Center
Apr. 12 – Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay
Apr. 15 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Apr. 16 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Apr. 19 – Tampa, FL – Tampa Bay Times Forum
Apr. 20 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – BankAtlantic Center
Apr. 22 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
Apr. 29 – Washington, D.C – Verizon Center
May 2 – Ottawa, ON – Scotiabank Place
May 4 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center