Saturday, January 31, 2009

Billboard 100 - January 31

This Week's Top 10 American Singles:

97 01 Kelly Clarkson - My Life Would Suck Without You
01 02 Lady GaGa [W/ Colby O'Donis] - Just Dance
02 03 Beyonce - Single Ladies [Put A Ring On It]
03 04 Kanye West - Heartless
05 05 Taylor Swift - Love Story
06 06 All American Rejects - Gives You Hell
04 07 T.I. & Rihanna - Live Your Life
16 08 The Fray - You Found Me
10 09 Britney Spears - Circus
07 10 Jason Mraz - I'm Yours

Faves Not in Top 10:

11 11 The Pussycat Dolls - I Hate This Part
08 13 Katy Perry - Hot N Cold
18 14 T.I. & Justin Timberlake - Dead and Gone
12 15 Britney Spears - Womanizer
20 16 Pink - Sober
25 19 Neyo - Mad
13 21 Kanye West - Love Lockdown
37 28 Beyonce - Diva
27 30 Rihanna - Rehab
48 32 Lady GaGa - Poker Face
32 33 Rihanna - Disturbia
26 34 Beyonce - If I Were A Boy
43 35 Keri Hilson [W/ Lil Wayne] - Turnin Me On
36 45 Leona Lewis - Better In Time
79 50 Katy Perry - Thinking Of You

Billboard 200 - January 31

This Week's Top 10 American Albums:

01 01 Taylor Swift - Fearless [7 Weeks @ #1]
02 02 Beyonce - I Am...Sasha Fierce
03 03 Nickleback - Dark Horse
05 04 Kanye West - 808s & Heartbreak
06 05 Soundtrack - Twilight
09 06 Keyshia Cole - A Different Me
07 07 Britney Spears - Circus
08 08 Jamie Foxx - Intuition
04 09 Soundtrack - Notorious
00 10 Mariah Carey - The Ballads

Faves Not in Top 10:

14 15 Pink - Funhouse
18 20 Lady GaGa - The Fame
20 22 Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad
36 38 Katy Perry - One of the Boys
34 40 Coldplay - Viva La Vida
49 48 Leona Lewis - Spirit
44 54 Adele - 19
58 61 The Pussycat Dolls - Doll Domination
69 70 Carrie Underwood - Carnival Ride
65 74 Duffy - Rockferry
57 77 Jennifer Hudson - Jennifer Hudson
80 90 Brandy - Human

Billboard Canadian 100 - January 31

This Week's Top 10 Canadian Singles:

82 01 Kelly Clarkson - My Life Would Suck Without You
01 02 Lady GaGa - Poker Face
00 03 U2 - Get On Your Boots
03 04 Beyonce - Single Ladies [Put a Ring On It]
02 05 Britney Spears - Circus
04 06 Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
05 07 The Pussycat Dolls - I Hate This Part
11 08 Taylor Swift - Love Story
07 09 T.I. & Rihanna - Live Your Life
08 10 Nickelback - Gotta Be Somebody

Faves Not in Top 10:

06 11 Katy Perry - Hot N Cold
15 14 Pink - Sober
12 16 Britney Spears - Womanizer
19 17 Kanye West - Heartless
13 18 Lady GaGa [W/ Colby O'Donis] - Just Dance
14 19 Beyonce - If I Were A Boy
20 21 Rihanna - Rehab
16 25 Kanye West - Love Lockdown
29 30 Rihanna - Disturbia
58 34 Katy Perry - Thinking Of You
35 37 Katy Perry - I Kissed A Girl
36 39 Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love
38 46 Christina Aguilera - Keeps Gettin Better
40 48 Leona Lewis - Better In Time
55 49 New Kids On The Block - Dirty Dancing
70 57 Lady GaGa - LoveGame
92 68 Divine Brown - Sunglasses
00 70 T.I. & Justin Timberlake - Dead and Gone
00 76 The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name
00 87 Jennifer Hudson - Spotlight
00 92 Beyonce - Halo
00 99 Madonna - Miles Away

Friday, January 30, 2009

Lady Sovereign "Jigsaw" Track Listing

Lady Sovereign will release her sophomore album, "Jigsaw" on April 9, 2009.

Here is the official track listing for "Jigsaw":

"Let's Be Mates"
"So Human"
"Bang Bang"
"I Got You Dancing"
"Student Union"
"Food Play"
"I Got the Goods"

Leona Set 2 Re-Release "Spirit" in NA

Leona Lewis is ready to re-release her massive debut album, "Spirit." The re-release will be available on February 3, 2009 and will be a CD/DVD set.

The "Spirit: Deluxe Edition" will include the original 13 tracks on the first North American release, as well as four bonus tracks. The new tracks include a Jason Nevins remix of "Bleeding Love" as well as three previously unreleased tracks, "Run" the #1 UK single, "Forgiveness" and "Myself."

The DVD will include seven music videos from the album including all five singles and the UK exclusive version of "Bleeding Love."

Here is the official track listing for "Spirit: The Deluxe Edition":

01. Bleeding Love
02. Better in Time
03. I Will Be
04. I'm You
05. Forgive Me
06. Misses Glass
07. Angel
08. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
09. Yesterday
10. Whatever It Takes
11. Take a Bow
12. Footprints in the Sand
13. Here I Am
14. Myself
15. Run (Single Mix)
16. Forgiveness
17. Bleeding Love (Jason Nevins Rockin' Radio Mix)

01. Bleeding Love [NA version]
02. Bleeding Love [UK version]*
03. Better In Time
04. Footprints In The Sand [UK exclusive]*
05. Forgive Me [UK exclusive]*
06. Run [UK exclusive]*
07. I Will Be

* Means that the music video was previously unreleased in North America.

"Sticky & Sweet" 2009 Tour Dates

Madonna will extend her highly-successful "Sticky & Sweet" tour into summer 2009.

Here are the confirmed tour dates.


04 July - London, United Kingdom - The 02 London
07 July - Manchester, United Kingdom - MEN Arena
11 July - Werchter, Belgium - Festivalpark
14 July - Milan, Italy - San Siro
21 July - Barcelona, Spain - Olympic Stadium
23 July - Madrid, Spain - Vicente Calderon
28 July - Hamburg, Germany - Trab-Arena Hamburg Bahrenfeld
30 July - Oslo, Norwary - Vallehovin
04 Aug - Tallinn, Estonia - Tallinn Song Festival Ground
06 Aug - Helsinki, Finland - West Harbour
09 Aug - Gothenburg, Sweden - Ullevi
11 Aug - Copenhagen, Denmark - Parken
13 Aug - Prague, Czech Republic - Chodov Natural Amphitheatre
15 Aug - Warsaw, Poland - Bemowo Airport
18 Aug - Munich, Germany - Olympic Stadium
20 Aug - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Hippodrome

In 2009, Madonna's 'Sticky & Sweet Tour' will also visit Marseille in addition to performances in Bulgaria, Hungary, Russia, Romania, and Serbia.

Comin 2 Theatres - January 30

This Week's New Releases:

- New In Town
- Know Your Mushrooms
- Taken
- The Uninvited

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Cyndi Lauper 2 Release Remix Album

Cyndi Lauper is ready to release a remix album on February 19, 2009. The remix album titled "Floor Remixes" will as of right now only be released in Japan and be a CD/DVD package.

"Floor Remixes" will be promoted with a single. The single will be a mash up of her songs "Girls Just Wanna Have Some Fun" and "Set Your Heart" from her newest album "Bring Ya To The Brink." The single will be titled "Girls Just wanna Set Your Heart."

Here is the official track listing for the remix album.


01 - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun x Set Your Heart – Remix by Rich Morel
02 - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun x Set Your Heart - Mashup Remix by Rich Morel
03 - Set Your Heart – FreedomBunch Remix 
04 - Time After Time - FreedomBunch Mix by Jap DJ Mix
05 - Same Ol’ Story - Extended Mix by rich Morel
06 - Same Ol’ Story - Pink Noise Mix by Rich Morel
07 - True Colours - Ukawanimation Mix  
08 - Into The Nightlife - FreedomBunch Mix
09 - Into The Nightlife - Soul Seekerz Club Mix Dub
10 - High And Mighty – Tom Novy Remix
11 - Echo - Remix
12 - True Colors - Ukawanimation! Ocarina Mega-Mix


01 - Girls Just Wanna Set Your Heart
02 - Set Your Heart (Freedombunch Remix)
03 - Set Your Heart (Freedombunch Remix - Tomovie version)
04 - Set Your Heart (Freedombunch Remix - Usagi TANAKA (SCORT+) version)
05 - Director Interview

Metric Finally Ready 2 Release 4th Album

Metric will release their fourth studio album, "Fantasies" on April 14, 2009.

"Fantasies" is currently being promoted by lead single "Help! I'm Alive" which has currently cracked the top 30 on the Canadian Hot 100. The video will premiere on February 6, 2009. The album will be released by "Last Gang Records" in Canada and independently in the USA.

The decision to self-release the album was not one the band took lightly. "We've wrestled with our situation over the course of the last three albums, trying to find the right deal," manager Mathieu Drouin told Billboard last summer. "We found ourselves in a position where the majors were interested, but we knew we had the ability to roll the dice and do it ourselves."

"'Long tail' artists like Metric that have been able to develop a following and career without major help are in the best position to take things into their own hands right now," he added. "We can make more money on a smaller volume overall if we are doing everything ourselves."

Erykah Ready 2 Release "New Amerykah" Part 2

Erykah Badu released her debut "New Amerykah" CD trilogy back in February 2008 entitled "New Amerykah Part 1: 4th World War."

Well it seems that she is finally ready to release the sequel "New Amerykah Part 2: Return of the Ankh." Part 2 will be released on February 17, 2009. It was originally supposed to be released in July 2008 but was postponed due to her pregnancy.

There is no other information regarding Part 2 besides the release date. The release date could still be changed because of her pregnancy. Let's hope it really is released next month!

Coldplay Release "Technicolor" Single

Coldplay have chosen "Life In Technicolor II" as the fifth single from "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends."

"Technicolor" appears on the "Prospekt's March EP" and the deluxe edition of the "Viva la Vida" album.

The single will be released on February 2, 2009 in Europe. The video premiered on January 23, 2009. "Technicolor" is the follow-up to "Violet Hill," "Viva La Vida," "Lost!," and "Lovers In Japan."

Bat For Lashes Ready 4 Sophomore Release

Bat For Lashes released their debut album "Fur and Gold" back in 2006. They have recorded their follow-up which will be released on April 9, 2009.

"Two Suns" will features collaborations with Scott Walker and Yeasayer, and the first single from the album is "Daniel". "Daniel" will be released in Europe on February 2 and the video will premiere on Valentine's Day.

Here is the official track listing for "Two Suns":

01 - "Glass"
02 - "Sleep Alone"
03 - "Moon and Moon"
04 - "Daniel"
05 - "Peace of Mind"
06 - "Siren Song"
07 - "Pearl's Dream"
08 - "Good Love"
09 - "Two Planets"
10 - "Traveling Woman"
11 - "The Big Sleep" (featuring Scott Walker)

Kelly Makes History With #1 Single

Kelly Clarkson will make history on this week's Billboard Hot 100, to be posted tomorrow (Jan. 29) on, with the largest leap to No. 1 in the chart's 50-year history.

Her new single, "My Life Would Suck Without You," is set to rocket 97-1 after selling 280,000 digital downloads in its first week of availability. The song is also faring well at radio, jumping 58-38 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart and 27-18 on the Mainstream Top 40 list.

"My Life" introduces Clarkson's March 17 RCA album "All I Ever Wanted." This is the second time the artist has set the record for largest jump to No. 1. She took her "American Idol" victory song, "A Moment Like This," 52-1 on the chart dated October 5, 2002.

That mark lasted nearly five years until Maroon 5 soared 64-1 with "Makes Me Wonder" in May 2007 and had been broken four more times since, most recently by Britney Spears' "Womanizer" (96-1).

"My Life" is Clarkson's first No. 1 since her debut single, though she has placed six other songs in the top 10 during this time, including the No. 2-peaking "Since U Been Gone" in April 2005.

"Never Again", the first single from her last set, the relatively poor performing "My December," opened at No. 8 on the Hot 100 in the May 5, 2007, issue, starting with 107,000 downloads, and spending a total of two weeks in the top 10.

The Matrix Finally Releases Debut Album

One of the great lost albums of the early '00s pop era, pairing the hottest production trio with an aspiring singer, has emerged from the dark abyss where it's been hidden for years. The self-titled debut from the Matrix, featuring Katy Perry back in 2002, dropped on iTunes on Tuesday (January 27).

Coincidentally, the album comes out just as Perry is in the midst of a career-making debut solo tour in support of her smash One of the Boys album. "To be honest, we had a much earlier release date planned," Matrix member Lauren Christy told MTV News.

But release dates came and went, and the album was quietly shelved in late 2004, because they didn't want the strains of publicity to distract from their production duties. The trio later parted ways with their manager, but when they re-upped with him last year, they brought up the album again "as a kind of celebration," Christy said. "We said, 'Let's release the Matrix album, because it's a great album.' "

Since the band had retrieved the rights to the disc after Columbia Records didn't release it, the plan was to put the effort out on their own label, Let's Hear It Records, last year.

"We had the dates set up with iTunes ... and then 'I Kissed a Girl' exploded," Christy said. "I spoke to Katy about it, and she wanted to wait until the fourth single off her album was released."

The Matrix album, which also features little-known British act Adam Longlands, was recorded when Perry was 20. Among the songs on the disc is the undeniably catchy "Damn," an electro-funk jam that's part dance pop and part new wave, with bold horns, wah-wah guitar and a roller-disco vibe. On the tune, which sounds like it could be on the "Saturday Night Fever 2005" soundtrack, Perry already sounds like a star in the making when singing the hook, "Damn I can't believe it/ Damn you got me feeling good."

In the video for "Broken," the never-released single from the album, Perry channels Bettie Page as she shares the mic with Longlands, taking most of the shine on the by-the-numbers crunchy pop tune, which sounds like an Avril Lavigne castoff. The song has the same soaring chorus and aching verse structure as many of the Matrix's best-known hits.

Among the other Perry-fronted songs on the album are the mechanical new-wave tune "Take a Walk," the throbbing, sexy ballad "You Miss Me," the string-laden dramatic weeper "Just a Song" and the chick-flick-worthy midtempo tune about self-involved pop stars, "Would You Care."

"We don't want to be pop stars, and we're not releasing it on a major label," Christy reiterated. "And it's not called 'Katy Perry and the Matrix.' These are just great songs, and I'm very proud of it."

Mariah Working on "MC3" With The-Dream

Mariah Carey released her 10th studio album "E=MC2" back in April 2008 and has just released a greatest hits record titled "The Ballads" in January 2009.

Mimi is already in the studio with The-Dream working on her 11th studio album currently titled "MC3." The pair have worked together in the past. The-Dream penned her hit "Touch My Body," from Carey's last album, E=MC2; his studio partner Tricky Stewart produced the track.

While the direction of Mariah's next LP hasn't been determined yet, The-Dream said he wouldn't want to take her too far from what she's recorded in the past. He explained Carey has little latitude for failure because of her successful track record; she was the top-selling female artist of the 1990s. For that reason, alone, The-Dream said the plan is to focus on her past hits for inspiration.

"It's like we're trying to make a greatest hits without using the greatest hits," he said. "I love her, she's everything," he said of Carey. "She's down, she's cool, she gets it. You think she's this big, but she gets it. She's all the way in there. I told her we need to get back in there. It's not like it used to be where you can wait to come out with an album. I'm like, 'Let's go, let's do it!' And she's up for it."

The tentative release date is the last quarter of 2009, most likely in time for Christmas 2009.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Project Runway Canada - Week 1

This week (January 27 - February 2) saw Danio, Jaclyn and Camille go home.

"Sticky & Sweet" Is Not Over Just Yet

Today Madonna's official site made the official announcement confirming that the Queen Of Pop will indeed go on tour in summer 2009!

"The Sticky & Sweet 2009" tour will most likely be the exact same but visiting cities/countries that she wasn't able to visit in 2008 including Europe. There are rumours she may be visiting Australia and Asia.

Madonna's official website released a statement:

"The rumors are true! Madonna will tour Europe this summer. Stay tuned for details this week."

More news on set lists and other important information when it leaks.

Comin 2 DVD - January 27

This Week's New Releases:

- Closing The Ring
- College
- Fireproof
- Lakeview Terrace
- The Lucky Ones
- Mary Poppins
- Open Season 2
- Pride and Glory
- The Rocker
- Rock N Rolla
- Tell No One
- Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Monday, January 26, 2009

Lady GaGa Releases "Eh Eh" In Australia

Lady GaGa has decided to release "Eh Eh [Nothing Else I Can Say]" as the third official single in Australia/New Zealand. North America/Europe will receive "LoveGame" as previously mentioned.

"Eh Eh" is to be officially released on January 31, 2009 from Australian music retail and online music outlets on February 2, 2009. "Eh, Eh" was the second most added song on Australian radio on the week beginning December 15, 2008. This song was confirmed as an Australian single on Lady Gaga's official website on January 15, 2009. An official remix was also posted on her website that day. It will not be released as the third single in North America as "LoveGame" will be their third single. Instead, it is planned to be released as the fourth North American single during summer because of it's breezy, summery sounds and beats.

The music videos for "Eh Eh [Nothing Else I Can Say]" and "LoveGame" were shot back to back the second week on January 2009 by Director Joseph Kahn in Los Angeles.

My Dream "Circus" World Tour Set List

Britney Spears is ready to embark on her work tour "The Circus Starring Britney Spears" in support of her fifth and sixth studio albums "Blackout" and "Circus."

The official set list is currently being brainstormed, but here is my all-time dream set list for the upcoming tour including all the songs I wish and hope and pray she will perform in front of my very own eyes!

Aaron's "Circus" Set List [in order of albums, not in the way I want them performed]:

...Baby One More Time


Oops!...I Did It Again



01 - I'm A Slave 4 U

In The Zone

02 - Toxic
03 - Breathe On Me

Greatest Hits: My Prerogative

04 - My Prerogative
05 - Do Somethin


06 - Gimme More
07 - Piece of Me
08 - Radar
09 - Break The Ice
10 - Freakshow
11 - Toy Soldier
12 - Perfect Lover


13 - Womanizer
14 - Circus
15 - Out From Under
16 - Kill The Lights
17 - Shattered Glass
18 - If You Seek Amy
19 - Unusual You
20 - Mannequin
21 - Mmm Papi

Pink 2 Release "Please Don't Leave Me"

Pink is set to release her third single from her 5th studio album, "Funhouse."

Lead single "So What" was a huge hit across the world, second single "Sober" is finally starting to burn up the charts currently sitting in the Top 20 of the Billboard 100, Canadian 100 and the UK Single Chart.

Third single up-tempo "Please Don't Leave Me" is a great choice to follow-up the moody "Sober." The music video was released on Saturday, January 24, 2009. It will be released on January 30 in Australia and March 2009 in both Europe and North America. "Sober" already had huge sales in Australia, that is why they have rushed the release over there, while Europe and North America have just started to warm up to the dark, haunting single, which makes "Please Don't Leave Me" pushed back to March.

Britney "Circus" Gets The Remix Treatment

Britney Spears second single, "Circus" was released back in December 2008 but finally we have the official remixes that will be released on the maxi single.The maxi single will not be released until February 2009 but the remixes have leaked and sound great.

Here are the official remixes for "Circus":

01 - Razor N Guido Unreleased Mix
02 - Junior Vasquez Circus Club Mix
03 - Junior Vasquez Electric Circus
04 - Junior Vasquez Ringleader Mix
05 - Diplo Circus Remix
06 - Diplo Alternative Clown Remix

Kat Deluna Releases "Unstoppable" Lead Single

Kat Deluna released her debut album, "9 Lives" back in August 2007 and it was a flop but lead single "Whine Up" was a massive success.

She is back with a new album, "Inside Out" which will be released in April 2009. The lead single "Unstoppable" features Lil Wayne in his millionth song in one year. The video premiered on Friday, January 23 and will be released digitally and to radio on February 24, 2009.

Lil Wayne 2 Release Rock Album Next

Lil Wayne will follow-up his mega-selling "Tha Carter III" with a rock album entitled "Rebirth."

"Rebirth" will be released on April 7, 2009 and will be promoted with the lead single, "Prom Night." "Prom Night" is produced by Tha Bizness. It will be sent to radio and be released digitally on January 27, 2009.

There is still no official information regarding "Rebirth" other than the release date.

PCD Official "World Domination" Tour Setlist

The Pussycat Dolls are officially on tour across the globe with the "World Domination" tour. There are stops in Europe, Australia and Asia before coming to North America as the opening act for Britney Spears.

The "World Domination Tour" started last week and will go until May 30, 2009.

Here is the official set list for "The World Domination Tour":

01 - Takin' Over The World
02 - Beep
03 - I Don't Need a Man
04 - Elevator
05 - I Hate This Part (includes samples of the Dave Aude Remix)
06 - Buttons
07 - Wait A Minute
Costume Change
08 - Space (Melody Solo)
09 - Played (Ashley Solo)
10 - Don't Wanna Fall In Love (Kimberly Solo)
11 - If I Was A Man (Jessica Solo)
12 - Hush Hush (I Will Survive remix) (Nicole Solo)
Costume Change
13 - Burlesque Interlude (with Kimberly, Melody, Jessica and Ashley)
14 - Hey Big Spender (Shirley Bassey Cover) (Melody solo)
15 - Whatcha Think About That
16 - Whatchamacallit (Dancers Interlude)
Costume Change
17 - Magic
18 - Bottle Pop
19 - Halo (Nicole Solo)
20 - Stickwitu
21 - Don't Cha (samples Robin S's Show Me Love)
22 - When I Grow Up

3rd "Charlie's Angels" In The Works

Drew Barrymore says that she's up for a third "Charlie's Angels" movie.

"I'm so into it. They're hard movies to make, but they're fun" said Barrymore during promotion of her new star-filled romantic comedy "He's Just Not That Into You". Barrymore produced and starred as Dylan Sanders in the previous two films.

Barrymore's Flower Films producing partner Nancy Juvonen followed those comments up in an interview with Sci-Fi Wire where she indicated she's keen on the idea of a fourth 'Angel' and she has a 'Rihanna fixation'.

Who'd direct? "I don't think we could do it without McG, and I think that the Angels all at least need to be there." She also likes the idea of bringing back the Thin Man (Crispin Glover).

UK Singles Chart - January 26

This Week's Top 10 UK Singles:

01 01 Lady GaGa [W/ Colby O'Donis] - Just Dance
02 02 Kid Cudi vs. Crookers - Day N Nite
39 03 Tinchy Stryder - Take Me Back
03 04 James Morrison [W/ Nelly Furtado] - Broken Strings
04 05 The Saturdays - Issues
05 06 Kevin Rudolf [W/ Lil Wayne] - Let it Rock
07 07 Beyonce - Single Ladies [Put A Ring On It]
08 08 Kings of Leon - Use Somebody
26 09 Pink - Sober
11 10 Kanye West - Heartless

Faves Not in Top 10:

09 12 Leona Lewis - Run
12 15 Beyonce - If I Were A Boy
17 17 Britney Spears - Circus
15 18 Katy Perry - Hot N Cold
20 25 T.I. & Rihanna - Live Your Life
30 26 Lady GaGa - Poker Face
22 27 Britney Spears - Womanizer
33 32 The Saturdays - Up
31 35 The Pussycat Dolls - I Hate This Part
32 38 Rihanna - Rehab
34 41 Kanye West - Love Lockdown
77 43 Shontelle - T-Shirt
54 46 M.I.A. - Paper Planes
52 56 Rihanna - Disturbia
46 57 Katy Perry - I Kissed A Girl
53 58 Jennifer Hudson - Spotlight
00 63 Katy Perry - Thinking Of You
44 66 Sugababes - No Can Do
72 80 Duffy - Mercy
00 88 T.I. & Justin Timberlake - Dead & Gone
71 92 The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name
94 94 The Saturdays - If This Is Love
89 97 The Pussycat Dolls - When I Grow Up
00 99 Lady GaGa - Paparazzi

UK Albums Chart - January 26

This Week's Top 10 UK Albums:

00 01 White Lies - To Lose My Life
02 02 Kings of Leon - Only By The Night
01 03 The Script - The Script
03 04 Lady GaGa - The Fame
04 05 James Morrison - Songs For You Truths For Me
05 06 Duffy - Rockferry
08 07 Beyonce - I Am...Sasha Fierce
11 08 Jason Mraz - We Sing We Dance We Steal Things
14 09 The Saturdays - Chasing Lights
17 10 MGMT - Oracular Spectacular

Faves Not in Top 10:

15 11 Pink - Funhouse
12 12 Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad
07 19 Leona Lewis - Spirit
22 23 Katy Perry - One of the Boys
25 26 Kanye West - 808s & Heartbreak
21 27 The Ting Tings - We Started Nothing
33 31 Britney Spears - Circus
46 43 Coldplay - Viva La Vida
55 49 Adele - 19
47 51 Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
87 69 The Pussycat Dolls - Doll Domination
74 73 Sugababes - Catfights & Spotlights

Box Office Results - January 23 - 25

This Week's Top 20 Films:

01 01 Paul Blart: Mall Cop
00 02 Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
02 03 Gran Torino
05 04 Hotel For Dogs
10 05 Slumdog Millionaire
03 06 My Bloody Valentine 3D
00 07 Inkheart
06 08 Bride Wars
11 09 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
04 10 Notorious
08 11 Defiance
17 12 Revolutionary Road
07 13 The Unborn
19 14 The Wrestler
00 15 Frost/Nixon
13 16 Last Chance Harvey
09 17 Marley & Me
12 18 Bedtime Stories
14 19 Valkyrie
20 20 The Reader

Out of the Top 20 This Week:

- Yes Man
- Not Easily Broken
- Twilight

Billboard 100 - January 24

This Week's Top 10 American Singles:

01 01 Lady GaGa [W/ Colby O'Donis] - Just Dance [3 Weeks @ #1]
02 02 Beyonce - Single Ladies [Put A Ring On It]
03 03 Kanye West - Heartless
04 04 T.I. & Rihanna - Live Your Life
05 05 Taylor Swift - Love Story
10 06 All American Rejects - Gives You Hell
07 07 Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
06 08 Katy Perry - Hot N Cold
08 09 Kevin Rudolf [W/ Lil Wayne] - Let It Rock
11 10 Britney Spears - Circus

Faves Not in Top 10:

18 11 The Pussycat Dolls - I Hate This Part
09 12 Britney Spears - Womanizer
12 13 Kanye West - Love Lockdown
30 18 T.I. & Justin Timberlake - Dead and Gone
25 20 Pink - Sober
19 26 Beyonce - If I Were A Boy
23 27 Rihanna - Rehab
28 32 Rihanna - Disturbia
38 36 Leona Lewis - Better In Time
51 37 Beyonce - Diva
61 43 Keri HIlson [W/ Lil Wayne] - Turnin Me On
72 48 Lady GaGa - Poker Face

RuPaul 2 Release "Cover Girl" Single

RuPaul is set to release the lead single from her fourth studio album, "Champion."

The lead single, "Cover Girl [Put The Bass In Your Walk]" will be released on February 3, 2009. The music video will premiere the same day as her reality series "RuPaul's Drag Race," which is February 15, 2009.

The single will be heavily remixed and be called "The RuMixes" to follow suit of the other singles from the last album "RedHot."

Here is the official track listing for "Cover Girl [Put The Bass In Your Walk]":

1. "Cover Girl"
2. "Cover Girl (Machutchi's TaterZ DeeP)"
3. "Cover Girl (Revolucian's I Am The Runway)"
4. "Cover Girl (Twisted Dee's Edit)"
5. "Cover Girl (Joe Gauthreaux's Runway Anthem)"
6. "Cover Girl (One... Two... Drew G's Coming for You)"
7. "Cover Girl (Revolucian's RuSkool)"
8. "Cover Girl (Twisted Dee's Club)"

Billboard 200 - January 24

This Week's Top 10 American Albums:

01 01 Taylor Swift - Fearless [7 Weeks @ #1]
04 02 Beyonce - I Am...Sasha Fierce
02 03 Nickleback - Dark Horse
00 04 Soundtrack - Notorious
03 05 Kanye West - 808s & Heartbreak
05 06 Soundtrack - Twilight
06 07 Britney Spears - Circus
08 08 Jamie Foxx - Intuition
07 09 Keyshia Cole - A Different Me
18 10 David Cook - David Cook

Faves Not in Top 10:

12 14 Pink - Funhouse
14 18 Lady GaGa - The Fame
19 20 Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad
31 34 Coldplay - Viva La Vida
15 36 Katy Perry - One of the Boys
34 44 Adele - 19
57 49 Leona Lewis - Spirit
92 57 Jennifer Hudson - Jennifer Hudson
63 58 The Pussycat Dolls - Doll Domination
46 65 Duffy - Rockferry
68 69 Carrie Underwood - Carnival Ride
72 74 Christina Aguilera - A Decade of Hits
73 80 Brandy - Human

Billboard Canadian 100 - January 24

This Week's Top 10 Canadian Singles:

01 01 Lady GaGa - Poker Face [8 Weeks @ #1]
04 02 Britney Spears - Circus
02 03 Beyonce - Single Ladies [Put A Ring On It]
03 04 Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
11 05 The Pussycat Dolls - I Hate This Part
05 06 Katy Perry - Hot N Cold
06 07 T.I. & Rihanna - Live Your Life
10 08 Nickelback - Gotta Be Somebody
07 09 Akon - Right Now [Na Na Na]
08 10 Kevin Rudolf [W/ Lil Wayne] - Let It Rock

Faves Not in Top 10:

09 12 Britney Spears - Womanizer
13 13 Lady GaGa [W/ Colby O'Donis] - Just Dance
12 14 Beyonce - If I Were A Boy
17 15 Pink - Sober
14 16 Kanye West - Love Lockdown
21 19 Kanye West - Heartless
19 20 Rihanna - Rehab
22 29 Rihanna - Disturbia
32 35 Katy Perry - I KIssed A GIrl
35 36 Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love
34 38 Christina Aguilera - Keeps Gettin Better
41 40 Leona Lewis - Better In Time
57 55 New Kids on the Block - Dirty Dancing
00 58 Katy Perry - Thinking Of You
85 70 Lady GaGa - LoveGame
00 82 Kelly Clarkson - My Life Would Suck Without You
00 92 Divine Brown - Sunglasses

Friday, January 23, 2009

"Wolverine" Reshoots Reedits Entire Film

"X:Men Origins: Wolverine" still has a release date of May 2008, even with all the reshoots and edits this month.

The recent Vancouver reshoots on "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" will focus on one particular character - Deadpool.

Ryan Reynolds plays the Canadian mercenary who was set to originally only cameo in the project. Now it seems that role has been expanded into full-fledged supporting player with "most of the footage shot including Reynolds and Hugh Jackman."

In the comics, the character is also a part of the Weapon X program who acquires regenerative abilities derived from Wolverine himself. In the comics that operation leaves him disfigured and mentally unstable, resorting to him wearing a mask.

Publicity photos of Reynolds as the character however don't show any such mask or disfigurement though it's expected to be depicted in some way in the final film.

Comin 2 Theatres - January 23

This Week's New Releases:

- Inkheart
- Kill Shot
- Underworld: The Rise of The Lycans


- The Dark Knight: IMAX Experience

Thursday, January 22, 2009

One Year Anniversary

Heath Ledger passed away one year ago today. It is a bittersweet moment today because he was nominated for a best supporting actor academy award for his role as the joker in "The Dark Knight." Will he win the oscar? He won the Golden Globe two weeks ago.

April 4, 1974 - January 22, 2008.

The 81st Annual Academy Award Nominations

The 81st Annual Academy Award nominations have been announced with a few surprises and some glaring omissions.

Nomination numbers - "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" lead the way with thirteen; followed by "Slumdog Millionaire" with ten; "The Dark Knight" and "Milk" with eight; "Wall-E" with six; "Frost/Nixon", "Doubt" and "The Reader" with five.

Notable omissions and strangeness - "Gran Torino" "Che" "I've Loved You So Long" not getting any major nominations. "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" only scoring a nom for Cruz, "Happy-Go-Lucky" scoring a best script but not a best actress nomination, "In Bruges" only getting a screenplay nom, and "Gomorra" missing out on Best Foreign Language Film.

Here are the nominations:

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

Richard Jenkins ("The Visitor")
Frank Langella ("Frost/Nixon")
Sean Penn ("Milk")
Brad Pitt ("The Curious Case of Benjamin Button")
Mickey Rourke ("The Wrestler")

Anne Hathaway ("Rachel Getting Married")
Angelina Jolie ("Changeling")
Melissa Leo ("Frozen River")
Meryl Streep ("Doubt")
Kate Winslet ("The Reader")

David Fincher ("The Curious Case of Benjamin Button")
Ron Howard ("Frost/Nixon")
Gus Van Sant ("Milk")
Stephen Daldry ("The Reader")
Danny Boyle ("Slumdog Millionaire)

Josh Brolin ("Milk")
Robert Downey Jr. ("Tropic Thunder")
Philip Seymour Hoffman ("Doubt")
Heath Ledger ("The Dark Knight")
Michael Shannon ("Revolutionary Road")

Amy Adams ("Doubt")
Penelope Cruz ("Vicky Cristina Barcelona")
Viola Davis ("Doubt")
Taraji P. Henson ("The Curious Case of Benjamin Button")
Marisa Tomei ("The Wrestler")

The Baader Meinhoff Complex
Waltz With Bashir

"Kung Fu Panda"

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
"The Reader"
"Slumdog Millionaire""

"Frozen River"
"In Bruges"

"The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)"
''Encounters at the End of the World"
''The Garden"
''Man on Wire"
''Trouble the Water"

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" Alexandre Desplat
"Defiance" James Newton Howard
"Milk" Danny Elfman
"Slumdog Millionaire" A.R. Rahman
"WALL-E" Thomas Newman"

"Down to Earth" from "WALL-E"
"Jai Ho" from "Slumdog Millionaire"
"O Saya" from "Slumdog Millionaire"

"Deathly Hallows" Begins Test Shoots

Harry Potter" star Emma Watson has revealed on her official site that she went in for test shoots on "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" on Monday.

"I think I have a couple of costume fittings and a hair appointment to make my hair a bit browner. Not sure whether we have a couple rehearsals as well" says the actress.

Shooting is scheduled to begin shortly on the two-part final entry in the series which will be released on November 2010 and May 2011.

Britney's 3rd Single "Amy" Is Lovin The Controversy

The Parents Television Council is warning parents and radio stations not to broadcast Britney Spears' "If U Seek Amy" because the organization believes it "would violate the broadcast indecency law" if aired between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.

Saying the title phrase quickly out loud produces a sound akin to spelling out the F-word, says PTC president Tim Winter. "There is no misinterpreting the lyrics to this song, and it's certainly not about a girl named Amy," he says of the track, the third single from Spears' new Jive album, "Circus."

"It's one thing for a song with these lyrics to be included on a CD so that fans who wish to hear it can do so, but it's an entirely different matter when this song is played over the publicly-owned airwaves, especially at a time when children are likely to be in the listening audience," Winter says.

The controversy isn't stopping U.S. radio from playing "If You Seek Amy." Six top 40 stations have the song in rotation this week, enough to place the track at No. 92 on the Billboard Pop 100. Leading the pack is WFLZ-Tampa, Fla., which has played it 19 times.

"We're confident the version of the song we air is not crossing any lines," PD Tommy Chuck tells, adding that WFLZ plays not only a Jive-created edit of the song that changes "Seek" to "See" as well as a jokey version where morning host MJ shouts his name every time the word "Amy" appears.

Digitally, "Amy" has already sold 107,000 copies in the United States despite not being officially released until April 2009.

ND Plot Summer Tour Without Any Info

No Doubt has enlisted Paramore as the opening act on its first tour in five years, which will begin in May. The Sounds, Janelle Monae and Bedouin Soundclash will rotate as the third band on the bill.

Dates have yet to be announced for the Live Nation-promoted tour, which will play outdoor amphitheatres and arenas in North America. The only confirmed show so far is May 3 at New Jersey's Bamboozle Festival.

"The whole reason for going on this tour was to have fun, try on all our favorite songs again and to get inspired to make new music," No Doubt's Gwen Stefani says. "It feels good to be all together again."

In the midst of tour prep, No Doubt has been working on and off on a new studio album, a release date for which has not been announced.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Madonna Releases Album Cover Lithographs

Strictly limited-edition collectible set of lithographs is now available to pre-order on the Madonna Official Store. Individually numbered 1/1000, the lithographs reproduce the iconic cover of seven seminal Madonna albums: "Madonna", "Like A Virgin", "True Blue", "Like A Prayer", "Erotica", "Ray Of Light", and "Music" and can be pre-ordered individuallly or as a complete set. By ordering the set, the lithographs will have a matching edition number.

Each lithographic print measures 22" X 22" and comes with a completed and numbered certificate of authenticity. This new great addition to the Madonna Official Store is expected to ship on or around January 28, 2009.

I want these! If you want these they are $100US a piece of $700US for the complete set.

"Miles Away" Vinyl Single Gets A Release Date

Madonna's third and final single "Miles Away" from her 10th studio album, "Hard Candy" will finally get it's vinyl release.

Warner Music will be releasing the 2 Disc Vinyl Maxi Single edition of Madonna's "Miles Away" next month. The double LP set was originally scheduled for January 13, 2009 but has now been postponed to February 10, 2009. It comes with a catalog number of 09362-4979944 and a suggested retail price of $8.99, sporting the following tracklisting:

A1 Miles Away (Thin White Duke Remix) (6:09)
A2 Miles Away (Radio Edit) (3:43)
B1 Miles Away (Johnny Vicious Club Remix) (7:26)
B2 Miles Away (Morgan Page Dub) (7:08)
C1 Miles Away (Johnny Vicious Warehouse Mix) (8:20)
C2 Miles Away (Aaron LaCrate & Samir B-more Gutter Mix) (5:00)
D1 Miles Away (Morgan Page Remix) (7:07)
D2 Miles Away (Rebirth Remix) (7:30)

I was really hoping for a music video for this single, but I completely understand that she was in the middle of her divorce and world tour.

Also, I was really hoping to have at least one more single from "Hard Candy." I really wanted to see either "The Beat Goes On" or "Heartbeat" as the 4th single. If "Heartbeat" was released next it would have made the ideal spring single. Trees and flowers are coming back, warm spring air is back, sunshine, just imagine "Heartbeat" and an amazing summer music video. Such a shame.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

2009 Brit Award Nominations

The 2009 Brit Awards will be presented on February 18, 2009.

Here are this years nominees:

British Male Solo Artist

- Ian Brown
- James Morrison
- Paul Weller
- Streets
- Will Young

British Female Solo Artist

- Adele
- Beth Rowley
- Duffy
- Estelle
- M.I.A.

British Breakthrough Act

- Adele
- Duffy
- Last Shadow Puppets
- Scouting For Girls
- The Ting Tings

British Group

- Coldplay
- Elbow
- Girls Aloud
- Radiohead
- Take That

British Live Act

- Coldplay
- Elbow
- Iron Maiden
- Scouting For Girls
- The Verve

British Single

- Adele - Chasing Pavements
- Alexandra Burke - Hallelujah
- Coldplay - Viva La Vida
- Dizzie Rascal - Dance Wiv Me
- Duffy - Mercy
- Estelle - American Boy
- Girls Aloud - The Promise
- Leona Lewis - Better In Time
- Scouting For Girls - Heartbeat
- X-Factor Finalists - Hero

* To be cut down to a top 5 in February

British Album

- Coldplay - Viva La Vida
- Duffy - Rockferry
- Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
- Radiohead - In Rainbows
- The Ting Tings - We Started Nothing

International Album

- AC/DC - Black Ice
- Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
- Killers - Day & Age
- Kings of Leon - Only By The Night
- MGMT - Oracular Spectacular

International Male Solo Artist

- Beck
- Neil Diamond
- Jay-Z
- Kanye West
- Seasick Steve

International Female Solo Artist

- Beyonce
- Gabriella Cilmi
- Katy Perry
- Pink
- Santogold

International Group

- Fleet Foxes
- Killers
- Kings of Leon

"The United States of Tara" = Brilliance!

Last night saw the Canadian premiere of Showcase's "The United States of Tara." A new dramedy about a suburban mother of two with multiple personalities. Her three alter-ego's are "Buck" the Beer guzzling man, "T" the over-sexual, drug using teenager and "Annie" the 1950's housewife.

This show was so funny, so brilliant. I loved the entire episode. The only thing I didn't enjoy was realizing that the show is only 30 minutes, I wanted more!

Some of the best scenes are when Toni Collette finds the morning-after pill in her daughters backpack. She freaks out and turns into "T" and than we find out "T" was the one who went and got them for her. So basically her mother bought them for her without her knowing when she was the other alter. Brilliant!

Another really great scene is when "Buck" one of Toni's alter-ego's beats up her daughter's boyfriend outside in the school's parking lot. Toni's son gets involved and starts throwing punches and "Buck" yells out to her son "go Marsha go." This was hilarious because his name is Marshall and she's calling her son Marsha. I loved it!

Cannot wait for next Monday!

Comin 2 DVD - January 20

This Week's New Releases:

- Amusement
- City of Ember
- The Express
- Henry Poole Is Here
- Igor
- Max Payne
- Repo! The Generic Opera
- Saw 5

UK Singles Chart - January 19

This Week's Top 10 UK Singles:

01 01 Lady GaGa [W/ Colby O'Donis] - Just Dance
00 02 Kid Cudi vs. Crookers - Day N Nite
02 03 Jame Morrison & Nelly Furtado - Broken Strings
06 04 The Saturdays - Issues
10 05 Kevin Rudolf [W/ Lil Wayne] - Let It Rock
03 06 Alexandra Burke - Hallelujah
08 07 Beyonce - Single Ladies [Put A Ring On It]
05 08 Kings of Leon - Use Somebody
04 09 Leona Lewis - Run
29 10 Girls Aloud - The Loving Kind

Faves Not in Top 10:

14 11 Kanye West - Heartless
09 15 Katy Perry - Hot N Cold
24 17 Britney Spears - Circus
13 20 T.I. & Rihanna - Live Your Life
17 22 Britney Spears - Womanizer
37 26 Pink - Sober
-- 30 Lady GaGa - Poker Face
21 31 The Pussycat Dolls - I Hate This Part
28 32 Rihanna - Rehab
32 33 The Saturdays - Up
30 34 Kanye West - Love Lockdown
36 44 Sugababes - No Can Do
35 46 Katy Perry - I Kissed A Girl
45 52 Rihanna - Disturbia
51 53 Jennifer Hudson - Spotlight
90 54 M.I.A. - Paper Planes
57 72 Duffy - Mercy
00 77 Shontelle - T-Shirt
68 89 The Pussycat Dolls - When I Grow Up
00 94 The Saturdays - If This Is Love