As usual, Mariah Carey leads and Nicki Minaj follows. Mere moments after Carey announced her departure from American Idol via her PR firm, the latter took to Twitter to confirm reports that also won’t return for the show’s 13th season later this year.
R&B is making a comeback in the US and Bruno Mars is spreading the good news across the globe. Earlier this evening, the crossover sensation hit the stage on Germany’s Next Top Model to perform his latest single, “Treasure”, and made viewers of the show’s finale boogie to the Disco-tinged production.
It’s official: Mariah Carey has left the American Idol judges panel. Following news that both Randy Jackson and Nicki Minaj had exited the show, Carey, who was also highest-paid cast member, revealed that she won’t return for a second season and is planning a world tour.
Tamar Braxton’s Love & War album won’t hit stores until September but at least she has a single to take her budding fanbase through the summer. To help “The One” climb the charts, the singer has prepared a video for the tune, which will debut later this evening.
Even the added powers of Beyonce, Jay-Z and Kelly Rowland couldn’t convince consumers to purchase a copy of The-Dream’s new IV Play album. Indeed, sales predictions indicate that the record is set to have a very slow start on the charts next week and an even smaller impact than Little Mix’s DNA.
As part of his quest to cure insomnia across the world, Frank Ocean has announced the list of international dates for his California Live Tour. The venture will kickoff on June 27th in Denmark and continue on to The Netherlands, UK, France, Norway, Belgium and Australia.
Jason Derulo wants you to know that although he isn’t a very good singe, he can dance with the best of them. So, to show off his skills, he has released a special version of his new “The Other Side” video that highlights his ability to keep up with the trickiest choreography.
Usher has made some great friends during his time on The Voice, among whom is fellow coach and Country music superstar Blake Shelton. Last evening, the duo teamed for a good cause with a special performance at the Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert.
Emeli Sande a very, very brave woman. The soprano singer was tapped to honor the legendary Carole King, who received this year’s Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at the White House, at she chose to cover one of the greatest records of our time, “(You Make Me Feel) A Natural Woman”.
Miguel’s fans in the US have grown tired of watching him perform “Adorn” but to those followers of the singer in the UK, the song is still fresh. So, to help raise his profile and boost the track up the Official UK Singles Chart beyond its #176 peak, Miguel sang it on Later…with Jools Holland.