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DAILY BEAT: Nicki Minaj – Save Me

Even though technically Nicki Minaj came into the music scene back in 2007, she certainly is one of the best new acts to actually emerge and give us fire hits and pure talent this year. From being a featured artist in monster tracks, Nicki is finally having her fair share of the limelight. With her impenetrable rapping skills, she pulls off her debut album jam-packed with potential hits. One track that particularly stood out from the bunch is ‘Save Me’ which shows Nicki’s vulnerable side amidst all those hip-hop angst she’s been showing us all along.

‘Save Me’ basically, is the best track from her album as she escorts us to the next level with the track’s electropop smoothness. Not to mention she has an amazing singing voice, she really is the one to be watched for the coming years.

Buy ‘Save Me’ along with the other 12 stunning tracks on Nicki’s debut album, ‘Pink Friday’ released November 22nd.

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FIRST LISTEN: Rihanna feat. Eminem – Love The Way You Lie (Part II)

Rihanna’s version of the Eminem hit ‘Love The  Way You Lie’ has surfaced. Listen to her own version of the stunning track which is included in her latest album, ‘Loud’ to be released November 15 in the UK. I don’t personally think this is far way better than the original but it is absolutely brilliant.

Check it out for yourselves below. What do you think?


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UK Charts: Dizzee beats Tinie for #1 spot, Xtina has gone ‘Bionic’

English rapper Dizzee Rascal has beaten fellow Englishman Tinie Tempah for the race at the top of the singles charts this week. Dizzee and James Corden’s World Cup song for England was #2 at midweeks but finally pushed Tinie off the top spot come Sunday.

‘Shout’ by Shout For England featuring Dizzee and James Corden reigns at the top while Tinie Tempah’s ‘Frisky’ enters at #2. They’re immediately followed by Somali-Canadian rapper, K’Naan with his Coca Cola World Cup anthem, ‘Wavin’ Flag’ which jumped 13 spots to #3 this week.

Completing the top 5 is last week’s #1, David Guetta with ‘Gettin’ Over You’ at #4 and Eminem’s latest hit, ‘Not Afraid’ who’s up by 1 to #5 this week.

Other World Cup themed tracks have made it into the top 40 with ‘Three Lions’ by Baddiel, Skiner & The Lightning Seeds enter at #10, New Order’s ‘World In Motion at #22 and Shakira’s ‘Waka Waka’ at #38.

In the albums chart, Christina Aguilera nabs the #1 album this week with her latest LP, ‘Bionic’. She defeated Alicia Keys whose 2009 album, ‘The Element of Freedom’ who jumped 3 places on its 26th week in the countdown. She’s followed by Michael Buble, the Glee Cast and Lady GaGa at #3,4,5 respectively.


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UK Charts: Dizzee Rascal snatches #1 from B.o.B, Pendulum has #1 album

Brit Grime rapper Dizzee Rascal snatches the #1 spot from American rapper B.o.B  with his spanking new single, ‘Dirtee Disco’. The Londoner defeated B.o.B’s ‘Nothin’ On You’ and another new entry, Virgin Islander Iyaz’ second UK single, ‘Solo’.

Iyaz settles for a #3 debut with ‘Solo’ while Jason Derulo and new entry Eminem complete the top 5 with ‘Ridin Solo’ and ‘Not Afraid’ respectively.

N-Dubz returns to the top 10 spotlight as their latest single, ‘We Dance On’ – a collaboration with UK dance outfit Bodyrox enters the charts at #6. The track is included in the smashing soundtrack of the UK dance movie, ‘StreetDance’.

Other new entries in the top 40 include Canadian-Somali rapper K’Naan with his world cup song ‘Wavin’ Flag’ (#16), Danielle Hope with ‘Over The Rainbow’ (#29), Keri Hilson with ‘I Like’ (#34), and Lady GaGa’s ‘Alejandro’ (#40)

In the albums chart, Australian now UK based electro rockers Pendulum celebrates as they hit the #1 spot with their sophomore album, ‘Immersion’ beating Michael Buble and the Glee Cast in the top 3.

complete the UK charts HERE.

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Stuck On Repeat: It’s TBR’s May 2010 Playlist!

1. Lady GaGa – Alejandro (Dave Aude Mixshow)
Oh. It’s a mixshow! Yes ladies and gents. Lady GaGa’s new single ‘Alejandro’ may not be my favourite choice as a single but the remixes are on fire. Dave Aude defo put a lot of effort in this one!

2. Katy Perry – California Gurls (feat. Snoop Dogg)
Miss Katy to the Perry is absolutely back with another smash. Oh yes but don’t even dare mistake it as Ke$ha’s ‘Tik Tok’. The song’s an impending summer hit as the song imply there’s sex on the beach, melting some popsicles and more. The track’s included on Katy’s new LP to be released this August titled ‘Teenage Dream’. This should be mega yeah? Yeah.

3. Charice – Nothing
My favourite track from the Filipina singer’s debut LP, this could actually be a potential hit. Although quite brilliant – it’s only one of the few tracks on her LP that did stand out. Are we looking at a smaller version of Jordin here?

4. Sia – Clap Your Hands (Diplo Mix)
Possibly one of the best remixes of Sia’s brand new track. Diplo possibly did justice to the track. Thumping basses, sick synths and massive arrangement – you might just want to dance to this.

5. Robyn – Dancing On My Own (Buzz Junkies Mix)

Her album might be a bore (half of it does suck.) but Miss Robyn Carlsson has a hit under her way. ‘Dancing On My Own’ should or definitely be big anytime soon and I’ll be utterly depressed if it wouldn’t. How about a smashing club mix for ya’ll courtesy of Buzz Junkies eh? Wicked!

6. Taio Cruz – Dynamite
Teeeiioo Cruz’s new single from his refurbished 2009 album ‘Rokstarr’. The album is getting a whole new look for the US audience as Taio recently cracked the Billboard with his UK#1 hit ‘Break Your Heart’. Another proper track!

7. Miley Cyrus – Can’t Be Tamed
So when did your favourite blonde Disney pop star Hannah Montana became a sick, fierce, winged animal? Oh yes, it’s Miley Cyrus bulging into becoming a dirrtyyy pop star. I still don’t like her, but heck this track’s hot!

8. N*E*R*D – Hot-N-Fun (feat. Nelly Furtado)
The title pretty much says it all. Yes – its’ actually true!

9. Kelly Rowland – Commander

I’m going to be utterly dismayed if this bitch’s new LP would be full of David Guetta produced tracks. Even though ‘Commander’ is a David Guetta’s child – it’s a total club smash with potential of shattering glasses in the future. Well, Honey B can certainly kiss Kelly’s arse with this one. Nice one Kells!

10. Eminem – Not Afraid
It’s actually a pleasure hearing something decent from Marshall Mathers. His previous hit ‘We Made You’ was an utter pile of shite and you can agree with me on that. The new single, ‘Not Afraid’ is something more serious, substantial and a decent rap/hip-hop track with elaborated beats and a hook that’s quite infectious. I say well done mate!

11. Alphabeat – DJ (I Could Be Dancing)
Well you should actually go dancing to this track. It’s pretty much one of the best tracks off their latest LP – although I’m still quite depressed over the fact that they don’t achieve the mainstream success they absolutely deserved.

12. Travie McCoy feat. Bruno Mars – Billionaire
Formerly known as Travis McCoy from the American Hip-Hop/Rock group Gym Class Heroes – Katy Perry’s ex teamed up with our recently featured artist, Bruno Mars on this hip-hop gem. The reggae inspired undercurrents, supported with an infectious hook from Bruno, I’m pretty sure this track will climb its way up to the charts in no time.

13. Scissor Sisters – Fire With Fire
Recently, the American band unveiled one of their best tracks off their latest album yet, ‘Invisible Light’ – a 6 minute slick pop gem. The first official single, ‘Fire With Fire’ is an utter deviation from the disco pop anthem presented by ‘Invisible Light’. The single, sports a different sound but still possessed a quality that the Scissor Sisters can only approve of. Yes, I’m convinced that ‘Fire With Fire’ can be a hit – of course not in their hometown.

14. Sara Bareilles – King of Anything

Unfortunately, I was not convinced by this new hyped single from Miss Bareilles. The California born songstress indeed put a lavishing effort on her debut CD, which can be included as one of the most influential pop albums of the noughties. Her brilliance in delivering slick piano pop anthems is such a feat and ‘King of Anything’ doesn’t deny that. Yet, if you’re not convinced still – this will grow on you, no doubt.

15. M.I.A. – XXXO
As I’ve said in the review of the track posted last week, ‘XXXO’ is simply just f*cking brilliant. It’s totally different from the rebellious rock feeling presented by the utterly controversial ‘Born Free’. I think she’s starting try to fit in today’s pop doesn’t she?

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UK Charts: Tinchy and Amelle ends BEP’s reign at #1

British grime star Tinchy Stryder and Sugababes’ Amelle Berrabah dominated yesterday’s UK Singles Charts yesterday with their collaboration “Never Leave You”. They defeated former #1 Black Eyed Peas who settled for a spot down at #2.

Mr Hudson had to settle for another week at #3 with his hit “Supernova” while British boy band JLS drops 2 spots to #4 with their former #1 hit, “Beat Again”.

Second biggest gainer in the countdown belongs to American House/Techno DJ Ian Carey with his 2008 hit, “Get Shaky” entering at #10.

Notable gainers in the top 20 are Eminem and Little Boots. Eminem jumps from #31 to #12 this week with his second single from “Relapse”, “Beautiful”. Little Boots also ascends from #33 to #14 and is now closer and closer for the top 10 finish with “Remedy”.

Although these girls are going high in the midweeks, newest Girl group from Xenomania, “Girls Can’t Catch” has to settle for a #26 debut with their single, “Keep Your Head Up”.

click here to view this week’s UK Singles Charts.

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VMA’S 09: Put a sock on Lady GaGa please. [NOMINATIONS LIST]

Lady GaGa and Beyonce are leading the pack with 9 nominations each. Which “diva” would reign supreme? I’m betting Queen B here, but I’m sure Lazy GaGa will have a higher chance of winning. LOL.

Video of the Year

Best New Artist

Best Male Video

Best Female Video

Best Hip-Hop Video

Best Pop Video

Best Rock Video

Breakthrough Video

  • – “Heads Will Roll”
  • Matt and Kim – “Lessons Learned”
  • Passion Pit – “The Reeling”
  • – “Daniel”
  • Anjulie – “Boom”
  • Cold War Kids – “I’ve Seen Enough”
  • – “Grapevine Fires”
  • – “Who’s Gonna Save My Soul”
  • Chairlift – “Evident Utensil”
  • Major Lazer – “Hold the Line”

Best Choreography

Best Direction

Best Editing

Best Special Effects

Best Cinematography

Art Direction

Best Video (That Should Have Won a Moonman)

the list is originally from here.

catch the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, on September 13 hosted by British comedian, Russel Brand. You can also vote for your winners on the MTV VMA 09 website.

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