Leona Lewis - Better in Time  

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Here's the new video by Leona Lewis for "Better In Time" the third single from her debut album 'Spirit'.

Click HERE to purchase the song, HERE to purchase the album and HERE to visit her official MySpace page.

Danity Kane - Damaged (Live from Nashville Star)  

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Watch the girls of Danity Kane perform their current hit "Damaged" live on Nashville Star earlier this week.

What were they doing there?? Not sure but I'm glad they can sing live.

Backstage @ Katy Perry's CD Release Party  

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Girl of the moment Katy Perry's new album 'One Of The Boys' came out last week to great reviews and here's a look behind the scenes at the carnival themed release party.

Also watch the videos for "Ur So Gay" and "I Kissed A Girl".

CLICK HERE to visit her offical site and CLICK HERE to visit her MySpace page.

Thank you!!!  

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Hello boys and girls!

I just wanna take a moment to thank you all for all the great feedback and tips being sent. There's sooo much great music out there right now to write about and I'm doing my best to keep you updated so please be patient.

As readership continues to grow day to day I encourage you to continue posting your comments, opinions and feed back. It's thanks to you that this blog continues to be successful so thank you very much for being part of it!

Please continue to visit regularly, if you don't see your favourite artist or band the first time around they might just be there the next time you visit. Also don't forget to check the archives!

If you'd like to get in touch with me just send me a quick email @ popspotlight@gmail.com and I'll reply as soon as possible.

Again THANK YOU and Happy Summer!!!

Danity Kane - Damaged  

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Here's another girl band that's really caught my attention lately. It's Danity Kane the band that was formed on the third installment of MTV's reality show Making the Band 3.

They are young, they are hot and they've got attitude. I'm looking forward to seeing more of them.

"Damaged" is their lead single from their second studio album 'Welcome To The Dollhouse'.

CLICK HERE to visit their official MySpace page.

-Damaged Remixed-

NEW Video: Pussycat Dolls - When I Grow Up  

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Check out the latest video by the Pussycat Dolls. This one's for their brand new single "When I Grow Up" from their upcoming sophomore studio album 'Doll Domination'.

The video's hawt and the ladies are still looking good. I'm glad to see them back together after Nicole's failed solo stint. Stick to what made you famous Nicole 'cause you'll always outshine the other girls, don't be greedy.

According to MTV.com Britney Spears was set to make a cameo appearance in the video, but her cameo was axed from the final version.

CLICK HERE to visit their MySpace page.

What do you think of the video or song?

The Ting Tings - Shut Up And Let Me Go  

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Here's there video for one of my favourite songs on the radio right now. It's for "Shut Up And Let Me Go" by British Dance/Pop duo The Ting Tings.

I've been a fan of theirs for a while and this is their first single to be featured in the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart after it was featured in the iPod commercials.

CLICK HERE to visit their official MySpace page.

NEW Video: Estelle - No Substitute Love  

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Following the success of "American Boy" here's the new video by British R&B artist Estelle.

The video's for "No Substitute Love" the third single from her second album 'Shine'. Look out for an appearance by Christian Siriano winner of Project Runway season 4.

Is it just me or doesn't this song remind you of something by Lauryn Hill?

CLICK HERE to watch the video's "making of" and CLICK HERE to visit her official MySpace page.

NEW Video: Jordin Sparks - One Step at a Time  

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Check out the latest video by American Idol winner Jordin Sparks. This one's for "One Step at a Time" the third single from her self titled debut album.


Robyn to Support Madonna on Sticky & Sweet Tour!  

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Things just keep getting better and better for Robyn.

Having just finished an amazing sell out UK tour, she has now been asked to support the world's sweetest pop star Madonna on her recently announced European Sticky & Sweet Tour!!

Robyn will appear on the following dates:

26-August Nice: Stade Charles Ehrmann
28-August Berlin: Olympic Stadium
30-August Zurich: Military Airfield Dubendorf
02-September Amsterdam: Arena
04-September Dusseldorf: LTU Arena
09-September Frankfurt: Commerzbank Arena
14-September Lisbon: Parque da Bela Vista
23-September Vienna: Danube Island
27-September Athens: Olympic Stadium

CLICK HERE more tour info.

"Britney Spears" on America's Got Talent  

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Watch Britney Spears impersonator Derrick Berry perform on last night's episode of America's Got Talent.

He was actually good!! Needs to work on the footwork a little bit 'cause Brit hits it harder but Derrick's totally got the mannerisms, he's even got the wink.

We'll be seeing more of "Britney" 'cause she was voted to go through to the next round.

CLICK HERE to watch more of Derrick's performances on his YouTube channel.

Ricki Lee - Love Is All Around  

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A few days ago I introduced you to Australian pop sensation Ricki Lee and since then I've discovered more of her great music.

Watch the video for "Love Is All Around" the second single from her second album 'A Brand New Day'.

I love, love, love this song it's so happy and cheerful. It makes me feel all good and tingly inside :o)

Monrose - Strike The Match Live @ Germany's Next Topmodel  

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Watch Monrose perform their hot new single "Strike The Match" live at the Germany's Next Top Model finale hosted by German supermodel Heidi Klum.

Fierrrrce!!

CLICK HERE to watch the official "Strike The Match" video and HERE to watch their other hot videos.

NEW Video: Cyndi Lauper - Into The Nightlife  

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New Cyndi Lauper video just in time for Pride month.

The vid's for her new song "Into The Nightlife" the second single from her tenth studio album 'Bring Ya to the Brink'.

It's fun, it's camp, it's Cyndi!

The album is actually quite good and full of collaborations with dance artists such as Basement Jaxx, Digital Dog, Dragonette, Kleerup and Axwell.

CLICK HERE to watch her perform the song live at the Logo Awards and CLICK HERE to visit her official site.

Dragonette Set to Perform at Pride Toronto 2008  

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Another great musical act has joined the lineup for Toronto Pride 2008. It's electro-pop band Dragonette.

They're set to follow up Melanie C. at the TD Canada Trust stage on Saturday June 28th at 9:30PM, and it's free!

CLICK HERE to watch some of their music videos and CLICK HERE to visit their official MySpace page.

Thanks to Jay for the tip!

Solange - I Decided  

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Check out the brand new video by Solange a.k.a the Beyonce's little sister. The video is for "I Decided" the first single from her second album 'Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams'

I'm not familiar with her previous work but this song is actually quite good and so is the video.

CLICK HERE to get the Free Masons Remix and CLICK HERE to visit her official MySpace page.

Why Alphabeat Declined To Open for The Spice Girls  

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As some you hardcore fans will know Alphabeat declined to be the opening act for the Spice Girls World Tour.

Find out why on the video above.

NEW Video: Monrose - Strike The Match  

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Check out the latest video by sexy German vixens Monrose.

This one's for "Strike The Match" the upcoming lead single of the yet to be titled third studio album.

They're literally on fiyah!

UPDATE: Their new album will be titled 'I Am' and it's set to be released on July 11 2008 in Germany.

Adele - Cold Shoulder  

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Watch and enjoy the video for "Cold Shoulder" by the fabulous Adele.

This is her third single (second video) from her debut album '19' and it's the only song on the album to be produced by Mark Ronson.

Her voice gives me chills brrrr! I'd love to see her live.

Also check out the video for "Chasing Pavements" and a live performance of "Hometown Glory".

Click HERE to visit her official MySpace page and to listen to some of her other songs.

What do you think of the song or video?

-Cold Shoulder Remixed-

Ricki-Lee - Can't Touch It  

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Meet saucy Australian singer Ricki Lee and watch her poplicious video for "Can't Touch This". This is the first single from her second album 'A Brand New Day'.

MEOW!!

Ricki came to fame in 2004 as a contestant on the second series of Australian Idol. She is currently signed up with the highly respected UK Dance Label Ministry Of Sound.

Her first single with Ministry Of Sound, "U Wanna Little Of This" ( a remixed and re-titled version of Cant Touch It) debuted at # 1 on the UK Commercial Club Pop Charts.

CLICK HERE to visit her official site.

NEW Video: Madonna - Give It 2 Me  

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Here's the official Madonna sanctioned video for "Give It To Me" the second single from 'Hard Candy'.

I was waiting to post it until I found an HQ version that didnt' get deleted every five minutes.

Did you know YouTube now offers the option to watch some videos in HQ? Unfortunately to do so you have to go on their site as it's currently not an option on embeded videos. It's a pretty neat idea though.

CLICK HERE to get the option to watch it in HQ by clicking on "watch in high quality".

As for the video...loved the song from day one but I'm a bit disapointed by the video. It's cool and all but I was expecting a bit more for a follow up to "4 Minutes", hope the next one's better.

Thoughts?

Alphabeat's Debut Album in Stores Now!  

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Alphabeat's irresistible debut album, 'This Is Alphabeat', is in stores and on download today!!

Here's where to get your hands on it...

Digital downloads:
iTunes

Buy the CD:
Amazon

CLICK HERE to watch some of their videos and CLICK HERE to visit their official MySpace page.

Amy To Play At Mandela Celebrations  

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Amy Winehouse has been added to the line-up for Nelson Mandela's birthday concert taking place in Hyde Park on June 27 to mark the former South African President's 90th birthday.

Queen + Paul Rodgers, Annie Lennox, Simple Minds, Leona Lewis, Sugababes, Dame Shirley Bassey and Razorlight will all be performing while Will Smith, Oprah Winfrey and Robert De Niro are also expected to attend amongst many other celebrities.

For full details of the event head over to the 46664.com website.

Mel C. To Headline Toronto Pride  

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Melanie C. will be headlining at Toronto Pride week 2008 it has been announced.

Melanie will perform on June 28th at 6 P.M. on the TD Canada Trust Wellesley Stage as part of the free Pride Week 2008 festivities.

That's just around the corner from me!!

Prior to that Melanie will be presenting an award at the MuchMusic Video Awards, on June 15th and while she's in town, she'll also be shooting her next music video!

Don't forget to tune in to MuchMusic for the Awards show!