Melanie C. is Coming To North America  

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Speaking to Billboard.com Spice Girl Melanie C. revealed that she'll be releasing her latest album This Time in North America this coming April under her own Red Girl imprint.

She said "When I was released from my contract with Virgin, I had options, I could attempt to sign with another major. I could go with an independent or start my own label."

"And having experience with a major label, it was nice to be able to do the exact opposite and own the copyright to my songs," she continues. "I was very fortunate with the Spice Girls; financially, I was able to set up my own label and finance my own record."

Melanie's solo efforts aren't well known in North America yet except by hardcore fans. This Time follows the succes of her solo debut Northern Star in 1999 which was amazing and sold close to 3 million units worldwide. Her next two albums Reason in 2003 and Beautiful Intentions in 2005 were not released in the US.

Melanie describes the style of This Time as "mature pop". The first single off the album will be "Carolyna" which tells the story of a young runaway.

Aparently she's also planning to tour in the U.S. and Canada in support of the album's release.

I'm sooo there!!

Watch the "Carolyna" video below:

Spice Girls World Tour LIVE from London  

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All you Spice Girls Wannabe's will sh*t your pants with this one!

Here's a high quality rip of the live broadcast from the Spice Girls gig in London that aired on a radio station in the UK.

Cross your fingers for a full length DVD!!
  1. Intro
  2. Spice Up Your Life
  3. Stop
  4. Say You'll Be There
  5. Headlines (Friendship Never Ends)
  6. Too Much
  7. 2 Become 1
  8. Viva Forever
  9. Holler
  10. Mama
  11. Wannabe
  12. Spice Up Your Life (Reprise)

Yeah, yeah, you're welcome.

Madonna's New Album Has a Title!  

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Seems like the rumours were true. Madonna's hotly anticipated new album will be titled Hard Candy, and it's official.

The record will drop April 29th and the lead single, 4 Minutes To Save The World featuring Justin Timberlake, will be out at the end of March.

Hard Candy features a track called Candy Store (produced by Pharell Williams).

Madonna chose to stick with the sweet theme because "she loves candy," her longtime rep Liz Rosenberg tells Entertainment Weekly. "It's about the juxtaposition of tough and sweetness, or as Madonna so eloquently expressed 'I'm gonna kick your ass, but it's going to make you feel good.'"

In addition to Timberlake and Pharell, the album features production by Timbaland and Nate "Danja" Hills.

Sounds like she's really going Hip-Hop on this one. I don't know, makes me a bit nervous but as we all know Her Madgesty loves to try new styles and she can pull off anything.

Are you looking forward to the new album?

Leona Lewis - Footprints in the Sand  

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Check out Leona Lewis' new video for "Footprints in the Sand".

The single is the official song for the Sport Relief charity which harnesses the power and passion of sport to help vulnerable people in the UK and across the world's poorest countries.

Click HERE to purchase the song, HERE to purchase the album and HERE to learn more about the Sport Relief charity.

Spice Girls Bid Farewell in Toronto  

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The Spice Girls ended their comeback tour last night here in Toronto and I was there!! It was the most AMAZING concert I've ever been to. It was totally worth the ten year wait for their reunion!

The Girls opened strongly with two upbeat, dance-happy numbers, Spice Up Your Life and Stop. Other hightlights were the sexy, white feather fan-enhanced Two Become One, the Flamenco-inspired Viva Forever and the black leather/S&M- drenched Holler.

The Girls brought their kids up on stage during Mama and little Cruz Beckham made an impromptu headspinning breakdance.

Two songs into the show Emma said "Okay, this is going to be an emotional one guys -- it already is,"

"I was already crying before we came up," responded Posh.

"As you know, this is the last night of the tour, we never dreamt we'd get back together and be such a success, and who knows if we'll ever get back together again, so tonight is a special night, let's enjoy every minute of it," said Geri.

Later in the night Mel B. said "You're the best audience ever,".

"I have fallen in love with Toronto, I give my heart to Toronto," said Geri.

"We've got some great fans all over the world, but nothing like here in Toronto," added Posh.

"I'm going to find you a boyfriend here later," said Mel B. to single mom Geri, and she later strapped down a male fan picked out of the audience and did a sexy dance around him during her whip-wielding solo cover of Lenny Kravitz's Are You Gonna Go My Way.

Unfortunately Posh didn't sing a solo but instead did a fierce catwalk down the stage to Rupaul's Supermodel (You Better Work) and she sure worked it, snap, snap, snap!

Emma performed her solo to one of my favourite songs of hers Maybe.

Melanie C. did an amazing solo with lasers and all to I Turn To You one of her greatest hits . She's still the voice of the Spice Girls. Towards the end she also impressed everyone by doing her famous backflip and tumble, at age 34!

All the Girls were great in their solos but the one that really got the crowd going was definitely Geri's hilarious version of It's Raining Men where the group's 10 male dancers whipped off their shirts amid blasts of steam, strobe lights and lightning imagery.

At the end of the concert they hugged and kissed a lot. They thanked their crew, dancers, families and most importantly their fans for their continued support throughout the years. And yes I did shed one or two tears throughout the night.

The whole concert rocked and was wayyy above all my expectations. I hope they recorded it and release it on DVD. Thank you Jay for the tickets and for coming along! I had a blast!!

Did you get a chance to attend any of their tour dates? What did you think of it?

Update: Click here to watch video of Cruz breakdancing last night and Click here to watch Melanie C. do her backflip.

NEW Video: Mariah Carey - Touch My Body  

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Check out the NEW Mariah Carey video for "Touch My Body".

It's super funny but really not expected from ther. It's good to see she's not taking herself too seriously this time around.

What do you think of the video?

NEW Video: Jordin Sparks - No Air feat. Chris Brown  

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Watch the new video by Jordin Sparks for "No Air" featuring Chris Brown. This is the second single from her debut album 'Jordin Sparks'

It's a great song and a great duet. This song's gonna be a hit!



Janet Jackson - Feedback  

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One of my favourite tracks to listen to right now is Janet Jackson's "Feedback".

I'm not sure of how well it's doing in the charts but I hear it everywhere I go.

Miz J has definitely listened to her fans on this one by releasing one of her best dance tracks in years. I can't wait for her new album 'Discipline' to come out on February 25th.

NEW Songs: Kylie Minogue B-Sides  

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Cherry Bomb", "Do It Again" and "Carried Away" are three new tracks by Kylie Minogue.

These tracks will be released as b-sides on the "Wow" and "In My Arms" singles from X, her latest album, on February 18, 2008.

I love "Cherry Bomb"!

  • Get "Carried Away" HERE.
  • Get "Do It Again" HERE.
  • Get "Cherry Bomb" HERE.

What do you think of the songs? Thanks are appreciated.

NEW Video: Kanye West - Flashing Lights  

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Watch the latest video by Grammy Award winner Kanye West for "Flashing Lights".

It's pretty intense.

Wait until the middle of the video...

What do you think of it?

CLICK HERE to purchase the track and HERE to visit his official MySpace page.

NEW Video: Girls Aloud - Can't Speak French  

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Check out the latest music video by the hottest girl band since the Spice Girls, British pop queens Girls Aloud.

This one's for one of my favourite songs from their Tangled Up album. It's the video for "Can't Speak French".

Not too sure about the video itself but I sure love the song.

  • Get the video HERE (Zipped MPG file).

What do you think of it?

Amy Winehouse Live @ The Grammys  

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Watch Amy Winehouse perform "You Know I'm No Good" and "Rehab" live at the 50th Grammy Awards.

Amy won five awards! She won Record Of The Year for "Rehab", Song Of The Year for "Rehab", Best New Artist, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Rehab", and Best Pop Vocal Album for Back To Black.

I'm glad to see her back on stage looking so much healthier.

Kanye West Live @ The Grammys  

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Watch Kanye West peform "Stronger" and "Hey Mama".

Kanye picked up awards for Best Rap Song for "Good Life" featuring T-Pain, Best Rap Album for Graduation and Best Rap Solo Performance for "Stronger".

Rihanna Live @ The Grammys  

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Watch Rihanna perform her hits "Umbrella" and "Don't Stop The Music" live at the 50th Grammy Awards.

Rihanna picked up an award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "Umbrella" featuring Jay-Z.

Amy Winehouse Denied Grammy Visa  

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Amy Winehouse won't be performing at this year's Grammy Awards because her request for a visa was turned down by the U.S. Embassy, her publicist said Thursday.

"Amy has been progressing well since entering a rehabilitation clinic two weeks ago and although disappointed with the decision has accepted the ruling and will be concentrating on her recovery," the Outside Organization, which counts the troubled retro-soul sensation among its clients, said in an e-mail.

The statement didn't say why her application had been rejected but it might just have something to do with all those "incidents" she's had lately.

Christina Aguilera Makes First Public Appearance  

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Christina Aguilera made her first public appearance since the birth of her son Max on January 12.

People reported that on Tuesday (February 5) the singer signed autographs at the Best Buy store in Hollywood and promoted her new DVD Back to Basics: Live and Down Under.

Earlier that day Christina spoke to Ryan Seacrest on a radio show on KIIS-FM. She said, "I'm very excited [about] this whole incredible thing that's taken place in my life, between the pregnancy and the birth."

She emphasized that all of these changes are inspirational for her work. "I've been brainstorming for the last nine months of my pregnancy. This next album will have a whole new me. A different me."

Can't wait to hear what she comes up with in her next album.

Make sure to buy her DVD at your local DVD store!

A Message From The Spice Girls  

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The Spice Girls recently announced they would officialy end their reunion tour on February 26th with their concert at Toronto's Air Canada Centre.

Thankfuly that's the concert date I'll be attending with my friend Jay!

Unfortunately for other fans the dates in Asia, South America, Africa and Australia have been canceled.

There have been many rumours going around as to why they've decided to end their tour so the Girls just released this video to clear things out and to apologize to their disapointed fans.

NEW Song: Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Love Is The Law  

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Pop Diva Sophie Ellis-Bextor recently announced she is postponing her spring tour but that she would re-schedule it for later in the year. Sophie is currently hard at work in the studio completing the new extra tracks for her Greatest Hits tentatively scheduled for late Spring.

To "apologize" for the postponement Sophie has made available to download for free this new unreleased track titled "Love Is The Law".

  • Download it for free from her official website HERE
  • Or also get it HERE

What do you think of the song?

Paula Abdul - Dance Like There's No Tomorrow  

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Check out the pre-taped peformance by Paula Abdul for her new hit single "Dance Like There's No Tomorrow".

I love the song, not so sure about the "performance" itself but I gotta give her props for trying.

Welcome back Paula!

What do you think of her performance or the song?

NEW Video: Kylie Minogue - Wow  

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Check out the NEW video by Kylie Minogue for "Wow". It was filmed in L.A. along with the video for "In My Arms" at the begining of 2008.

In the UK this second single from X instead of "In My Arms". Yeah, I'm confused too.

Aparently the video was soo good that it might have caused people to convulse. So it has had to be changed. ('Kylie's Wow Video Is Pulled' - The Sun)

What do you think of the video?

Video REWIND: Emma Bunton - Maybe (2003)  

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Lets REWIND a little and watch the music video by Emma Bunton a.k.a. Baby Spice for "Maybe". It's the second single from her album Free Me released back in 2003.

I love this video, love the Austin Powers look and choreography and Emma sounds great.

  • Get the song HERE (album version).
  • Get the music video HERE (Zipped DviX video)

What do you think of the video? Thanks are appreciated.

NEW Video: Kylie Minogue - In My Arms  

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Check out the new video by Kylie Minogue for "In My Arms". This is the second single in places that aren't the UK and might be her next single in places that are the UK.

I love the song but not sure about the video. It seems to have been inspired by Robyn's video for "Handle Me".

What do you think of it?

NEW Video: Feist - I Feel It All  

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Feist one of my favourite homegrown Canadian singers/songwriters is back with a new video for "I Feel It All" the third single from her latest album The Reminder.

And as it's exptected of her this new video is another visual spectacle, check out the fireworks!

What do you think of it?