Kanye and his crew (Cudi, Amber & Estelle) are really doing it at the moment. Amber has really benefited from there relationship and I don’t think Mr. West would have it any other way. He put on all three of the individuals listed… Oh and Queen Latifah and a few other stars were present as well!
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Yessir! The Dream’s second single featuring Mariah Carey was officially released yesterday. Today the song sits at #12 on itunes due to high downloads! If this song tops billboard it will be Mariah Carey’s 19th #1 hit and will more firmly establish the almost unknown artist that is The Dream. The video is expected to debut within the next 2 weeks.
He always seems to right better music for others then for himself but this time he may have come correct! Y’all already know that I rep Mariah Carey like nobody’s business & I will be posting regular updates for this single as well as her 2009 album; code named “MC3”
The Dream’s new album will be available March 1oth! He also has a collaboration album coming later in year that will be a dual project with Kanye West as well as a few guest spots for artist rumored to be as follows: Beyonce, Kid Cudi, Mariah Carey, Rihanna and Estelle.
Awww yes… Estelle has had an amazing 2008 thanks in part to friends in high places and mostly to a very fresh, different sound. Her runaway smash hit “American Boy” killed radio and the charts this year making her one of America’s finest imported goods.
THIS WEEKS “VIDEO OF THE WEEK” UPDATE IS ESTELLE AND KANYE’S COLLABO “AMERICAN BOY” FROM ESTELLE’S AMERICAN DEBUT “SHINE”. YOU’VE SEEN THE VIDEO A MILLION TIMES AND YOUR’VE HEARD THE SONG AT LEAST ONCE EVERYDAY FOR MONTHS. HERE IT IS AGAIN
NEW ARTIST DUFFY IS THE FIRST WELSH ARTIST TO TOP THE UK CHARTZ IN 25 YEARS. HER VOICE IS STRIKING UNIQUENESS AND IT SEEMS AS THOUGH THE BRITISH SOUL SCENE IS SCHURNING UP SOME AMAZING ARTIST. OF THESE ARE ESTELLE, LEONA LEWIS AND THE POSTER CHILD FOR THE INVASION, AMY WINEHOUSE.
AIMEE ANNE DUFFY WAS BORN JUNE 23 1984 AND WAS RAISED IN DUNBAR SCOTLAND WITH 2 SISTERS, ONE OF THEM A TWIN. SHE DROPPED HER FIRST 2 NAMES IN FAVOR OF THE LAST AND BECAME “DUFFY” PROFESSIONALLY AND PERSONALLY. SHE’S BEEN HAILED AS “THE NEXT AMY WINEHOUSE” BUT I THINK CLASSIFYING THE 2 TOGETHER IS IFFY, UNLESS YOU’D SAY SHE’S A DRUG FREE, DRAMA FREE, BEE HIVE FREE VERSION OF THE POSTER CHILD. HER VOICE IS JUST AS SOULFUL AS AMY’S BUT YOU CAN’T CONFUSE ONE’S VOCALS WITH THE OTHER, HOWEVER THE INTRO TO “MERCY”, HER MEGA SMASH HIT SOUNDS ALOT LIKE AMY’S “BACK TO BACK” BUT SOFTER. THE INSTRUMENTS ARE LESS VOCAL AND COMPLIMENT DUFFY’S VOICE RATHER THAN ACCOMPANY IT LIKE AMY’S “BACK TO BACK”. THE RECORD ALSO REMINDS ME OF THE ZOMBIES “TIME OF THE SEASON”…
ABOVE IS DUFFY’S DEBUT ALBUM “ROCKFERRY”
SHE’S BEEN CRITICIZED BY ESTELLE FOR BEING A WHITE SOUL ARTIST BUT TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH DUFFY’S “MERCY” IS MORE SOULFUL THAN ESTELLE’S “AMERICAN BOY” WHICH IS MORE HIP THAN ANYTHING ELSE. I THINK E IS JEALOUS BUT WHATEVER.
EXPECT MORE GREAT MUSIC FROM ONE OF THE UK’S NEWEST AND FINEST
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*picture credits: iamduffy.com and dailymail.co.uk
British R&B star Estelle has seen her single American Boy plummet down the US chart after her latest album, Shine, was taken off iTunes in the States.
Record label Warner made the move to force fans to buy the whole album, not just individual songs, reports said.
American Boy, featuring Kanye West, was UK number one for a month in March.
It was in the iTunes top 10 in the US before its removal. It was also at 11 on the official Billboard singles chart – but has now dropped to number 37.
The song has also fallen from number six to 59 on the Billboard download chart.
A cover version, by a group called Studio All-Stars, has taken advantage of the situation, appearing at number 43 on the download chart.
Meanwhile, Shine, which is nominated for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize in the UK, has dropped to number 159 on the Billboard album rundown.
The album has spent 17 weeks on the chart, peaking at number 38.
Estelle is currently on a major North American tour, where she is playing up her collaborations with US hip-hop and R&B stars such as Kanye West, John Legend, Will.i.am and Cee-Lo Green.
She is signed to the same label as Kid Rock, who insisted that his hit single All Summer Long and album Rock ‘n’ Roll Jesus were kept off iTunes in the US.
But the album still reached number one, selling 1.7 million copies.
That has led Warner to explore whether fans of other artists could be persuaded to buy the whole album, according to the the Wall Street Journal.
That is more lucrative to labels and artists than if just a few songs were picked to download from iTunes, which does not allow albums to be sold only in whole.
A Warner spokesman told the paper the removal of Shine from iTunes was part of a broad range of strategies “uniquely tailored to each artist and their fanbase in an effort to optimise revenues and promote long-term artist development”.
The album is still available on iTunes in the UK, and on other download services in the US, including Amazon, Napster and Rhapsody.