Ke$ha: Animal (Album Review)

"When I woke up, I was like what did I do last night? Like what did I do? I fucked up... story of my life." Nicole "Snookums" Polizzi, Jersey Shore Congratulations...it's 2010! Who's ready to drink? That's the lasting, ever-present theme of Animal, the long-awaited debut album from Ke$ha. (That's…


The Ryan Tedder Complex: Alexandra Burke and Utada Share Christmas Sounds with Stargate.

Remember that whole debacle with Kelly Clarkson's "Already Gone" and Beyonce's "Halo" sounding the same, courtesy of producer Ryan Tedder? Behold--it's the B-side to Alexandra Burke's "Broken Heels," "Fear of Flying." Sound familiar, Utada fans? That's because the song, which was also produced by…


Kimberly Caldwell: Mess of You (Debut Single)

Photo by Matt Beard, courtesy of Kimberly-Caldwell.com. And now, it's here: The first single from my personal Idol Kimberly Caldwell's upcoming debut album, Without Regret, entitled "Mess of You." CLICK HERE TO STREAM THE TRACK. Contents: Throaty, smoker's voice; guitar sounds; two verses, a…


MuuMuse's Nominations of Note for the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards.

Photo courtesy of The Grammys. There are 109 categories of nomination for a Grammy this year. I gave them all a brief looking-over, and these are the few that sparked my interest and are therefore most relevant to MuuMuse: BRITNEY SPEARS GETS A NOMINATION FOR DANCE RECORD OF THE YEAR WITH…


The 2009 VMA’s: A Reflection

Oh, the 2009 VMA's. We laughed, we cried...but mostly, we bitched about Kanye West. In what was perhaps the most entertaining go-around since 2003, the 2009 Video Music Awards took to the streets of NYC at Radio City Music Hall last night. There were some excellent performances (Beysus),…


Kelly Clarkson Performs Live on Good Morning America

Here we have Kelly Clarkson performing her unwanted third single, "Already Gone" July 31 on Good Morning America. This is what we in the industry like to call "making the best of a bad situation." But really, she hit this one out of the park, didn't she? (Central Park, more specifically.) Very…


Kelly Clarkson: Already Gone (Video Premiere)

The video for the song Kelly Clarkson didn't want released in the first place has now arrived in leaked form. While other sites may bitch and moan about the nothingness going on in the video, I can offer up nothing but kudos. It's a subtle and gorgeous execution, and I don't think the video would…


Kelly Clarkson's All I Ever Wanted Becomes Even More Ironic

As we all well know in the pop world, Ryan Tedder pulled a fast one on Kelly Clarkson when he pretty much produced the same song twice for two different popular artists (Clarkson's "Already Gone" and Beyonce's "Halo.") Well now Kelly's chosen to speak up about it...loudly: “Ryan and I met each…


Kelly Clarkson Announces Tour Dates For Fall

Thanks to NME, here's the full list of dates for Kelly Clarkson's North American Fall Tour, featuring The Veronicas and Parachute as the opening act for all dates. The mere possibility of hearing "4Ever" and "Since U Been Gone" played live at the same venue literally makes my body quiver. I'm so…


Jordin Sparks: Battlefield (Album Review)

I wasn't going to do this, but coupled with the fact that I'm currently bed-stricken with on-again, off-again vision blur due to an on-again, off-again migraine, I thought what a better way to thoroughly piss my day away than to review a Jordin Sparks album? And now, Jordin Sparks' Battlefield, a…


Kelly Clarkson Didn't Quite Get What She Wanted.

Well, sort of. Check out this briefly stimulating interview from MSN's The Hook, where Clarkson discusses her new record's origins and dreams for the future. Spoiler Alert: The album was originally called All I Ever Wanted, but she was thinking of going for the name Masquerade. Once P!nk released…


Kelly Clarkson Is Already Gone--Even If Beyonce Got There First.

Here we have the single cover for Kelly Clarkson's "Already Gone." Quite nice. I do wonder how this is going to be received by the masses. Do you think anyone will catch on to the fact that this is literally the same Ryan Tedder-produced Beyoncé song they've been listening to for weeks already?…