Janet Jackson Announces 2011 World Tour!

GIMME A BEAT. Janet Jackson just announced that she will be embarking on her "largest ever" world tour in 2011, in which she will "perform exclusively from my Number Ones." The thing is--she wants YOU to pick where the tour should go! Head to her official website to vote for your city NOW. 35…


Rihanna: LOUD (Album Review)

On June 5, Rihanna's name graced headlines after she appeared onstage at the Rock in Rio concert in Madrid donning a fiery red, ultra-cropped new 'do. And although she was still in the midst of promoting her last album on The Last Girl on Earth Tour, it was clear that--with a small shock of red…


Keri Hilson: "Pretty Girl Rock" (Video Premiere)

YAY! Time for new Keri Hilson! The video for "Pretty Girl Rock" has just debuted, Miss Keri Baby's second single from her upcoming sophomore album, No Boys Allowed. (WATCH) With a concept similar to the iconic Pepsi Generation commercial by Godney, the underrated songstress cycles through the…


Shontelle: No Gravity (Album Review)

No Gravity is, in many ways, a fitting title for a record so lacking in terms of marketing. So much has happened in the world of Shontelle that has restricted the Bajan songstress from being presented in a clear and consistent fashion to a mainstream audience: Release date push backs, little to…


JoJo Premieres Incredible First Track From Upcoming Mixtape, "In The Dark"

Oh my word. JoJo has unveiled the first song from her forthcoming mixtape (Can't Take That Away From Me) on Rap-Up this morning, and it is HOT. FIYA. "In The Dark," which was co-written along with producer Jordan Gatsby, is a chilly, slow-burning grinder with enough sax appeal to be safely…


July 25: Pop Pondering of the Day

What if Britney Spears recorded a complete track-by-track cover of Janet Jackson's Control, all produced by Bloodshy & Avant? Yeah. That would fucking rule.


Fierce, Fabulous and Flawless: This Week in the Life of the MuuMuse Divas

I have been feeling so, so proud of my favorite ladies lately: Album launches, recording sessions, live performances, photoshoots, general fierceness, etc. Why not take a stroll 'round the world and see what everyone's up to? Grace Jones, showing us all how to walk the walk at the Serpentine…


This Is Your Night: Blake McGrath Prepares Musical Debut

My fellow B enthusiasts should already be familiar with the name Blake McGrath, one of the more memorable dancers that accompanied Britney on the Onyx Hotel Tour a few years ago. If not, there are about a dozen other ways you may know about him: So You Think You Can Dance, DanceLife, or various…


Still Nasty: Janet Jackson Performs on American Idol 2010 Finale

You didn't think I'd forget, did you? Last night, Janet Jackson performed at the American Idol finale. Admittedly, it didn't start out amazing. To start off, she had to stroll out to the insufferable glee-fest of contestants butchering "Again." It was rough for me. Then she busted out "Nothing,"…


Alicia Keys: Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready) (Single Review)

"Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready)" is the latest single off of Alicia Keys' 2009 album The Element of Freedom, and it is very, very good. Although she's previously established herself as a belter on tracks like "Fallin'" and "If I Ain't Got You," Keys takes a few steps back from the mic with her new…


Rude Girl: Khia's "Been A Bad Girl"

THE NAZTI QUEEN IS BACK. As you all well know, I am a MASSIVE fan of Khia "My Neck, My Back" Chambers and her delightfully potty-mouthed lyricism. I've eagerly awaited the return of the Queen of the South for some time now--and finally, she's arrived to take her spot on the throne once again!…


We Are The World: The All-Star Remake Tribute to Haiti (Video Premiere)

Look: I'm not an asshole. Not a heartless one anyway. If you can, I believe you should donate to the Haiti crisis, a disaster of the most immense and terrifying proportions. That being said, so is the superstar remake of "We Are The World," recorded as a charity single for Haiti. I mean, for the…