Friday, October 31, 2008

First "If I Were A Boy" Performance!

Happy Halloween! + Queen B widget + Oprah calls out all Bey fans!


Oprah's calling all us Bey fans: >>CLICK HERE<< .

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Beyoncé dances to "Single Ladies", releases "If I Were A Boy" Video to iTunes

Beyoncé performed a quick rendition of her "Single Ladies" dance in NJ the other night during Jay-Z's set!

In other Queen B news, her cinematic video for "If I Were A Boy" has been released on iTunes:

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Michelle Williams sings "Hello Heartbreak", covers Rihanna

"Hello Heartbreak"

"Don't Stop The Music" (Rihanna Cover)

Michelle Williams performed for Yahoo!s Pepsi Smash sessions and she did really well!

Go out and buy 'Unexpected' in stores NOW!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

BUY 'Girlfriends': The Fifth Season on DVD out TODAY!

Girlfriends: The Fifth Season is AVAILABLE NOW on DVD!

Be sure to pick up this Season 5 set TODAY!

>>> Order from <<<

Sara Bareilles interview, confrims "Gravity" as 3rd single! + BUY new DVD today!

She's only on the second single from her gold-certified "Little Voices" album, but Sara Bareilles is thinking about her next release "all the time."

"I've done some writing for it," the singer-songwriter -- whose "Bottle It Up" is following the chart-topping success of her first single, "Love Song" -- tells "I have some songs ready to go. I'm thinking about the songs that didn't make it on the first record to try and include a couple of those as well."

Bareilles -- who's performing the new songs "August Moon" and "Little Voice" (yes, it didn't make it onto the album of the same name) at her shows -- is also bracing herself for the pressure of following up her current success.

"It probably will be equally as challenging as the first record," she notes, "because... it's a blessing and a curse that there may be some set of expectations now. But it's a good problem to have. I'm definitely lucky to be in that position.

"I'm just hoping to feel as proud of this next record and as connected to it as I did the first. The first one is so autobiographical, I'm just hoping the second one can expand on what's been put out there and just go a little deeper."

Bareilles will be going a little deeper into "Little Voices" before she goes into a recording studio again, however. A third single, "Gravity" -- the album's oldest song -- is on the runway, while she has U.S. and European dates booked into late November. "It'd be nice at some point to get to a place where you can relax a little bit," she says, but she adds that lament "is not a woe-is-me story."

"If I've learned anything from this whole experience it's just that it's a total roller-coaster," Bareilles says. "The more you kind of succumb to the fact, that it's just gonna be ups and downs and totally surreal and kind of weird, the more you can just kind of enjoy it. This whole experience has been one big, pleasant surprise."

Sara Bareilles' new live concert DVD, "Between The Lines: Live at the Fillmore" is out NOW!

Peep the performance of "Between The Lines" from the DVD below:

>>> BUY: on Amazon MP3 <<<

Monday, October 27, 2008

What's Your 'Girlfriends' IQ?

And don't forget to catch Girlfriends on WEtv every weekday at noon, and Monday night marathons from 6-10pm!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Countdown to Season 5: 'Girlfriends' Marathon on BET

BET is showing an all-day marathon this afternoon and night, and in my mind, it's a countdown to this Tuesday's release of Girlfriends: The Fifth Season!

Tune in to BET all day TODAY and catch all your favorite episodes leading up to the 5th season!

And don't forget to BUY Girlfriends: The Fifth Season on DVD this Tuesday, October 28th!

Repost: EXCLUSIVE Jill Scott "Hate On Me" Remix f/ MC Lyte

Here is a requested reposting of the Oh Hell Yes! EXCLUSIVE mp3 of Jill Scott's "Hate On Me" Remix featuring MC Lyte!

>>> DOWNLOAD MP3: Jill Scott "Hate On Me" (Remix f/ MC Lyte) <<<



I made these two single covers for BEYONCÉ's second singles, "Halo" and "Ego" (the radio edit will hopefully have Kanye West featured on it)!
What do ya'll think of them?

Saturday, October 25, 2008

PRAYER CIRCLE: Jennifer Hudson's family tragedy :(

This is really tragic... What a sadness.

The mother and brother of Oscar-winning actress and onetime American Idol finalist Jennifer Hudson were found slain in their home on Chicago's South Side on Friday, the apparent result of a domestic disturbance, law enforcement officials have said. Police also said Hudson's nephew was missing from the scene. As of Saturday afternoon the 7-year-old had yet to be found, and the FBI is now involved in the search.

"We can confirm that there is an ongoing investigation concerning the deaths of Jennifer Hudson's mother, Darnell Donerson, and her brother, Jason Hudson," publicist Lisa Kasteler told CNN." Kasteler said she would release no other information about the deaths.

Police told the Chicago Tribune that one suspect in the double homicide — William Balfour, who is married to but currently is separated from Hudson's sister, Julia — was in custody and was being questioned, but had yet to be charged. Records from the Illinois Department of Corrections obtained by the AP show that Balfour, 27, is on parole after spending nearly seven years in prison for attempted murder, among other crimes.

Balfour's mother has denied that her son was involved in the shootings or the disappearance of Hudson's nephew. "I didn't raise no murderer. He's no child abductor. They have the wrong person," the Tribune quotes Michele Balfour as saying Friday night. "All I want is for whoever has Julia's son to bring him back."

Authorities released an Amber alert for Hudson's nephew, 7-year-old Julian King, who was believed to be traveling with the suspect but has since gone missing. Described as 4-foot-11 and weighing 130 pounds, he last was seen wearing a striped polo shirt and khaki pants. The FBI on Saturday became involved in the search for King, since he may have been taken across state lines if abducted.

The Cook County medical examiner's office identified the two victims as Hudson's 57-year-old mother and 29-year-old brother. Deputy Police Chief Joseph Patterson said the bodies were discovered around 3 pm Friday, when a relative found the body of a female shot to death on the living room floor. That relative called the police, who found the body of a male shot to death in a bedroom.

Hudson rose to fame when she was notably voted off American Idol's third season earlier than expected. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2007 for her role in Dreamgirls, and was recently seen in the big-screen version of Sex and the City.

Send your prayers to Jennifer Hudson and her family!

Words & Sounds, Post 67

I am loving Estelle and Sean Paul's "Come Over". Give it a listen below:

{Updated with Official Music Video}

Friday, October 24, 2008

Beyoncé: I Am...Sasha Fierce [Standard] Album Cover HQ

^ Above is the High-Quality image of Beyoncé: I Am...Sasha Fierce [Standard Edition].

Also, if you pre-order the album at Walmart's MP3 store, you can get "Single Ladies"  INSTANTLY!

[Click album cover to purchase!]
I Am...Sasha Fierce (Deluxe Version with 4 Exclusive Tracks + Digital Booklet & Get Single Now)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Pre-Order SARA BAREILLES: Between The Lines LIVE DVD & Get INSTANT "City" MP3

Follow THIS LINK to Pre-Order SARA BAREILLES: Between The Lines LIVE DVD & INSTANTLY get "City" MP3!

This DVD/CD combo, Live from the Fillmore, hits stores on October 28th (the same day as Girlfriends: Season 5!) but if you pre-order from the above site, you can INSTANTLY get the mp3 of Sara performing "City" from the live set.

Watch the performance of "Bottle It Up" live from the DVD:

Beyoncé reveals a little more about new album + NEW Dereon picture & event!

Music World Music/Columbia Records is releasing I AM…SASHA FIERCE, the new full-length double album from the international superstar and cultural icon Beyoncé on Tuesday, November 18.

"The new record is a double album and has two covers, like a magazine would have two covers," Beyoncé revealed. "One of the covers is named I AM… and the second cover is named SASHA FIERCE. That is my alter ego and now she has a last name. I have someone else that takes over when it's time for me to work and when I'm on stage, this alter ego that I've created that kind of protects me and who I really am. That's why half the record, I AM…, is about who I am underneath all the makeup, underneath the lights, and underneath all the exciting star drama. And SASHA FIERCE is the fun, more sensual, more aggressive, more outspoken side and more glamorous side that comes out when I'm working and when I'm on the stage. The double album allows me to take more risks and really step out of myself, or shall I say, step more into myself, and reveal a side of me that people only know me see."

One of 2008's most hotly anticipated new album releases, Beyoncé's new album is the artist's first new studio collection since the Grammy-winning multi-platinum-selling B'Day debuted at #1 on charts around the world shortly after its international release on September 4, 2006 (in celebration of Beyoncé's 25th birthday).

Beyoncé's fans got their first taste of the two sides of I AM… SASHA FIERCE with the simultaneous release in early October of "If I Were A Boy" (from I AM…) and "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" (from SASHA FIERCE).

Songs on Beyoncé's I AM… include "If I Were A Boy," "Halo," "Disappear," "Broken Hearted Girl," "Ave Maria," and "Satellites." Beyoncé's SASHA FIERCE performances include "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)," "Radio," "Diva," "Sweet Dreams," and "Video Phone."

I AM…SASHA FIERCE is Executive Produced by Beyoncé Knowles and Mathew Knowles for Music World Productions, Inc.


NEW House of Dereon dresses ad:

Beyoncé wants to see YOU up close and personal at Bloomingdales. This Tuesday, October 28th, in celebration of her new film, Cadillac Records, Beyoncé and Tina Knowles are both coming to Bloomingdales on 59th street at 6pm. Be one of the first to buy a dress from their House of Deréon Dress collection and you’ll receive an exclusive autographed copy of the Cadillac Records soundtrack featuring Beyoncé 4 weeks before the release of the album!

When you arrive at Bloomingdale’s enter for your chance to experience the lights, camera & action of the red carpet at the Cadillac Records movie premiere on December 1st, 2008!

Receive star treatment as you and your guest are chauffeured to the event in high style, mingling among the celebrities, and VIP guests. The winner will also receive a complimentary dress from the House of Deréon collection to wear to the event.

So, this is your personal invitation to come and join Beyoncé and Tina Knowles this Tuesday at 6pm at Bloomingdales on 59th .

Cadillac Records Soundtrack in stores December 2.

CD’s available while supplies last. No purchase necessary to enter the sweepstakes, only one entry per person, see sales associates on floor for details.

Event is Courtesy of House of Deréon, Music World, Bloomingdales, Sony Music Film & Tri Star.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Words & Sounds, Post 66

Michelle Williams performing "The Greatest" on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

& "Hello Heartbreak"!

Friday, October 17, 2008

'I Am... Sasha Fierce' Album Covers

Beyoncé's new double-album 'I Am...' hits stores November 18th!
Standard Version

Deluxe Edition

Thanks to BeyonceWorld!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

HUGE Beyoncé album news!

Details about Beyoncé’s upcoming album, due in stores Nov. 18, have been hard to come by until now. But yesterday, the singer's father, Matthew Knowles, unveiled the complete tracklisting for members of the press in Hollywood, and even played a few minutes of each song and afforded details about promotional plans. First, it’s a 17-song double-album. However, if the economy has you looking to save a few bucks, you can instead buy a condensed 11-song single-CD version; both editions will go on sale the same day.

The first disc in the deluxe package is on the balladic side, while the second disc focuses on more upbeat, rhythmic material. What’s more, the two discs have separate titles. The first one is dubbed I Am… Beyoncé. Papa Knowles said the name of the second disc will remain a secret for now and revealed in connection with an upcoming promotion; he would only refer to it as “I Am dot-dot-dot.” Rumors suggest that the name of the second disc will be I Am... Sasha, the name Beyoncé has given herself in the past as an alter ego. (If you want to take a wild guess at what kind of promotion Knowles is alluding to, there’s already a contest-laden teaser website,, that may offer some clues.)

Despite rumors of collaborations with Kanye West and Justin Timberlake, there are no guest stars on the new album. Beyoncé’s dad said this was a purposeful choice designed to spotlight the singer's growth without fellow celebs getting in the way. He did, however, allude to plans for a guest on the song "Ego" that fell through. Given the title and playful lyrics (“It’s too big/It’s too wide/It’s too strong/It won’t fit...He’s got a huge ego...I love his big ego”), one could guess this was the track designed for a West cameo, though Knowles demurred when asked what happened with the celebrated rapper.

The two-CD version will sell for about $4 or $5 more than the single-disc version, according to Knowles, who said the less expensive edition is aimed at meeting the demand for CDs priced under $10 these days. Knowles said they expect about a 50/50 split between sales of the two versions.

Two singles are being pushed simultaneously: I Am... Beyoncé's “If I Were a Boy” to top 40 and adult contemporary, and I Am...'s “Single Ladies” to rhythmic formats; “Halo” and “Ego” will be the second singles for those formats, respectively. (Urban adult contemporary radio, meanwhile, is about to be offered a Beyoncé single that isn’t even on her new album: the Etta James cover “At Last,” from the soundtrack of Cadillac Records, which hits stores Dec. 3 with three new Beyoncé tracks.)

Not enough Beyoncé developments for you? All right, here’s more: A video album of clips for every song -- much like the DVD she did for her last album -- will arrive in February, about the same time as a Spanish-language version of the new set (not to mention still another Beyoncé movie, Obsessed). Then she kicks off a 110-date tour in April, starting in Canada before going on to Europe, the States, Mexico, South America, and a week-long stint in Vegas, before wrapping up in Japan, Africa, and Australia.

As for the new record, Daddy Knowles said 70 songs were recorded over eight months, but only 17 lucky tunes made the cut. Here’s a full listing, along with the individual producers (Beyoncé gets her own producer credit on each number, naturally, as well):


“If I Were a Boy”
Producer: Toby Gad

Ryan Tedder

Amanda Ghost, Dave McCracken, and Ian Dench

“Broken-Hearted Girl”

“Ave Maria”

“Smash Into You”
C. “Tricky” Stewart and Terius “TheDream” Nash

Amanda Ghost, Dave McCracken, and Ian Dench

“That’s Why You’re Beautiful”
Andrew Hey


“Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)”
Christopher Stewart, Terius Nash, and Thadius Harrell

Jim Jonsin, D-Town, and Rico Love

Shondrae “Mr. Bangladesh” Crawford and Sean “The Pen” Garret

“Sweet Dreams”
Jim Jonsin, Wayne Wilkins, and Rico Love

“Video Phone”
Shondrae “Mr. Bangladesh” Crawford and Sean “The Pen” Garret


Elvis “BlacElvis” Williams and Harold Lilly

“Scared of Lonely”
Rodney Jerkins

“Why Don’t You Love Me”
a late addition with production credits not listed; a collaboration with the Bama Boyz and Solange
[Source: BeyoncéWorld][Original Source:]




Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Sara Bareilles' "Winter Song" Available NOW + Where THE FUCK are Beyoncé's new singles?!?

Also, where THE FUCK are Beyoncé's new singles "If I Were A Boy"/"Single Ladies" on iTunes this week?!?
Those kick-ass songs better be available next Tuesday...

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Beyoncé names third album + VIDEO Premiere! + PRE-ORDER Album

Beyoncé has named her third album, due November 18th, 'I Am...'

Here is the premiere of the video for "If I Were A Boy":

To pre-order the 2-DISC DELUXE edition of "I Am..." on Amazon, follow THIS link.
To pre-order the basic version of the album from Amazon, follow THIS link.
(Both listings say they're two-disc collections, so I don't know what that's all about, but Deluxe editions always excite me!)

'Buffy': Where Are They Now?

Find out where all our favorite Buffy the Vampire Slayer alums are now in AOL's 'Where Are They Now?' special.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Michelle Williams Interview

Michelle Williams is so cute! I love her personality and I am loving her new CD, 'Unexpected'! Run out and get your own!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Michelle Williams' UNEXPECTED out today!

The day has finally come for Michelle Williams!

'Unexpected' officially drops drops TODAY, so go out and support my girl Michelle! This is a really solid, fun album with loads of great tracks!

>>> BUY @ Target for only $7.99 <<<

Monday, October 6, 2008

'Girlfriends' Premieres on WEtv tonight!

My beloved Girlfriends will be premiering on WEtv tonight with an 8-episode marathon!

Starting at 6pm with the Season 5 episode "Kids Say The Darndest Things", followed by "Finn-ished", "The Bridges of Fresno County", and "Wedding on the Rocks"/"... With a Twist", which is that season's 2-part finale. Then, at 8:30pm, Season 6 kicks off with the 2-part episode "Fits & Starts"/"Odds & Ends". Finishing this mini-marathon of never-before-syndicated episodes is "And Nanny Makes Three".

Be sure to tune-in to Girlfriends weekdays from noon to 1pm on WE!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Hudson Single Covers (Made-By-MAC)

The following are fan-made single covers for some of the songs on Jennifer Hudson's self-titled debut album. These were all made by me (MAC)! I am very excited to share them with you :)
"Pocketbook" (f/ Ludacris) - Jennifer Hudson

"My Heart" - Jennifer Hudson

"If This Isn't Love" - Jennifer Hudson

"I'm His Only Woman" - Jennifer Hudson f/ Fantasia

Which do you like the best?

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Beyoncé clears rumors of album pushback

I wanted to address my fans about my upcoming album.

I have worked on this album for close to one year. I have taken the time so I can create my sound. Something that says who I am at this stage in my life. I have poured my heart and soul into it. It is my baby. It is the most time I have spent on any project since my first records as a member of Destiny’s Child when I was 15 years old.

I have recorded over 70 songs and have created a sound that reveals all of me. I am in a different place right now and I wanted people to see the many sides of me. The music is upbeat for the dance, fun side and it is reflective, passionate and serious for the personal side. I have taken risks here. I am not afraid and my music will explain it all. There is no label or tag on my sound. It’s me and I am so excited to share it with the world on November 18.


Can't wait til November 18th!!!

And, since B never confirmed her singles being pushed back, hopefully this Tuesday will see the release of "If I Were A Boy" and "Single Ladies"...

Friday, October 3, 2008

Beyoncé & Solange to have a song together on B's new album! has learned exclusively that the eagerly-anticipated opus will feature a new collaboration between Beyonce and Solange.

"I actually wrote a record for her, 'Why Don't You Love Me?' and I'm so excited," Solange revealed backstage while Beyonce was taking the stage. "It's kind of a twist to it. It's not a passive, whiney, 'Why don't you love me?' [song]," she furthered. "It's basically like you're a fool if you don't love me because I'm fly, I'm smart, My money's right and I don't need you for nothing and therefore you should love me."

Sara B's DVD due on Oct 28th + Trailer

Check out the trailer for the Sara Bareilles DVD "Between The Lines: Live At The Fillmore", due in stores October 28th (the same day as Girlfriends Season 5!):

Sara's new DVD, "Between the Lines: Live at the Fillmore", comes out Oct 28th (Blu Ray 11/11) and you can see the trailer here. In addition to a complete LIVE show, the package includes exclusive acoustic performances, and an intimate behind the scenes view of Sara and her band as they prepare for their first headlining performance at the iconic Fillmore Theatre in San Francisco, CA. The package will also include a bonus CD of the full length concert.

"Between the Lines" is exactly that. It is not only a concert DVD, but a film that shares what happened backstage and in the days surrounding our Fillmore show. This is very much a personal portrait of who I am and where I am from, including a performance in Sausalito with some of my best friends... all against the beautiful backdrop of my Northern California Coast. - Sara

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Jennifer Hudson on Walmart's Soundcheck + OPRAH

Check out Jennifer Hudson's spectacular performances on Walmart's Soundcheck HERE.

And be sure to catch J. Hud on OPRAH this afternoon as well. Her BET special will also air tonight at 10pm.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Catch Sara Bareilles on 'Lipstick Jungle' TONIGHT

Tune in TONIGHT Wednesday, October 1st, to catch Sara Bareilles perform her hit single, "Bottle It Up" on NBC's Lipstick Jungle!!