R & B

Rita Ora Shoots Into Space for New 'Radioactive' Video (watch!)

Rita Ora takes off into space in the video for her song “Radioactive.” It’s part “Tron,” part “Star Trek” and unfolds in what looks like a rocking ride through the galaxy. Someone should have told her Katy Perry used the same intergalactic theme for her “E.T.” video. The video also has a decided post-Apocalyptic vibe, which seems so popular these days. Rita does some dance moves in front of something that looks like a high-tech compass, Then, she spins slowly in a floating chair wearing a tiger-striped coat against a backdrop of space junk and industrial waste....

Rihanna Defines Perfect Evening at Home in Racy New Pics (see!)

Rihanna got frisky with her BFF Melissa Forde, who released new photos of the singer doing one of the things she does best; shedding her clothes in front of a camera. The 24-year-old singer keeps the photos just this side of appropriate because she doesn’t reveal any private parts. She’s wearing a black bra, but no panties, revealing the bare lines of her legs and thighs. The photos were posted to Instagram and are quickly going viral....

Melanie Amaro Rides X-Factor Fame to Second Single; Album Due (listen!)

Melanie Amaro is trying to capitalize on her win on the premiere season of X-Factor USA with the release of her second new single “Long Distance.” It’s just another peppy pop tune, but her distinctive voice does set it apart. Amaro, 20, released her debut single “Don’t Fail Me Now” in August, laying the groundwork for her upcoming album, Truly, which is expected to drop next year. The judges at the time were Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger and L.A. Reid....

Peter Gabriel: Insights Into His Genius on New 'So' DVD

Peter Gabriel’s classic album So was featured in a compelling behind-the-scenes documentary in October and has just been released on DVD by Eagle Rock Entertainment. I have to say, it’s one of the best behind-the-scenes compilations I’ve ever seen. Gabriel’s smash album contained many of his most beloved songs including “Sledgehammer” and “In Your Eyes.” Released in 1986, it was his fifth studio album and seventh album overall. So became the best-selling album of Gabriel’s career and went five-times platinum in the U.S., selling more than 5 million copies. It was also his first experiment with pop music, albeit “on his own terms,” he once said....

Rihanna Teases Chris Brown Duet 'Nobodies Business' (Listen!)

Rihanna is giving her fans a taste of her new duet with Chris Brown. A teaser audio track of the song “Nobodies Business” hit the Internet this morning (Nov. 8). It’s an upbeat R&B song and a strong statement about her personal life. Rihanna has been working at a breakneck pace to wrap up her seventh studio album in as many years. It will be released this month (Nov. 19) and is already causing a stir. The 24-year-old singer released a track list earlier this week and revealed that she and Brown would duet on the song. Rihanna reportedly tweeted the teaser clip herself, according to E! News....

Beyonce's Kid Sis, Solange, Reprises 'Fro for Rika Mag (photos!)

Solange Knowles, the kid sister of music icon Beyonce Knowles, is establishing a footprint in fashion with her funky photo shoot for Dutch magazine Rika. She stepped out of the spotlight as a teen after getting married and having a baby. But the 26-year-old singer and fashion maven is working on a comeback. She’s always had an interest in fashion and has modeled for the family’s clothing line, House of Deréon, named after grandmother Agnéz Deréon. She also helped launch a junior apparel line within the brand and has modeled clothes along with her big sis....

Cee Lo Facing Sex Battery Probe; Is 'Voice' Job in Jeopardy?

R&B singer Cee Lo Green, who stars as a judge on “The Voice,” has been hit with another sexual assault allegation and this time, he may have a tough time dodging formal charges. A woman filed a police report claiming that Green, real name Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, claiming the singer drugged her, took her back to his place and had sex with her while she was unconscious. Green has denied the allegations. ...

Alicia Keys Honors Everyday Women in Girl on Fire Video (watch!)

Alicia Keys delivers a power video to go with her girl-power anthem “Girl on Fire.” The song is the first off her fifth studio album by the same name and the first since she gave birth to son Egypt Daoud Ibarr Dean in 2010. Keys, 31, said the song was inspired by her son’s birth with husband Swizz Beatz. She said she hoped it would empower women. But it’s focused on everyday women who must cope with raising children, keeping the house clean and in some cases working to support the family, typically all three. Music his her escape....

Chris Brown Adds New Tattoo Next to Mistaken Rihanna Tat (photos)

Chris Brown has found a way to draw attention from an eerie tattoo on his neck that resembles Rihanna’s bruised and battered face. He got another tattoo right next to it. This one is slightly more heroic. Brown, 23, jumped on Twitter last night (Oct. 16) and posted photos of a new tattoo in the middle of his neck under his chin. It’s the head of a male lion. Does that represent him? The R&B singer didn’t have a lot to say about it. “Just posted a photo,” he tweeted....

Celine Dion, Usher To Perform at Whitney Houston Tribute

Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson and Usher will headline a special tribute concert in memory of pop icon Whitney Houston, who died in February on the eve of the Grammy Awards from complications related to drug abuse. The one-hour CBS Entertainment special will tape Oct. 11 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. and air on CBS Nov. 16 at 10pm. It’s titled “We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute To Whitney Houston.” The special will include interviews and clips from Houston’s most memorable performances, including never-seen-before footage. During her career, the six-time Grammy winner sold more than 170 million albums, songs and videos....

Frank Ocean Builds Pyramids in New Video for Song (watch!)

Frank Ocean continues his sold run on “Saturday Night Live” with a new video for his song “Pyramids.” Ocean’s rising career follows years when he worked as a songwriter for such artists as Brandy, Justin Bieber and John Legend. Ocean, 24, had his coming out party, so to speak, on SNL last weekend. He performed two songs, “Thinking About You” and a shortened version of “Pyramids.” His debut studio album, Channel Orange, was released in July as a digital download exclusively on iTunes and was released as a CD the following week. Three songs off the album have charted as singles, the two he performed on SNL and “Sweet Life.”...

Rita Ora Locked, Loaded, Ready in GQ Mag (photos, video)

Rita Ora wants to be the real deal and she’s got the goods to make it happen: Exotic looks, a shockingly good voice and the right attitude. The UK songstress is on the verge of breaking big in the United States and makes a stunning debut in GQ magazine. So far, she’s best known in the UK. Her self-titled debut album, ORA, will be released by Jay-Z’s Roc Nation label in Great Britain Aug. 28. It will get a U.S. release date sometime after that, likely in the fall....

Mariah Carey Pulls No Punches in Triumphant Video (watch!)

Mariah Carey, the newly minted “American Idol” judge, has given up on her music career. She showed off her svelte post-baby body in a new video for her latest single “Triumphant.” It features heavyweight (literally) rapper Rick Ross. Mariah, 42, plays a front-row glamour girl sitting at money-man Rick Ross’s side and a stunning ring girl, who announces the rounds. Rapper Meek Mill plays a fighter and also raps on the track....

Nicki Minaj Battles Vocal Cord Injury to Appear on Today (watch!)

Nicki Minaj talked about her alter-egos, Barbie and Roman, on NBC’s the “Today Show” this morning, but it was all Nicki on stage. She belted out “Starships” and what she described as a “grittier” song. Minaj also revealed that she is suffering from a bruised vocal cord. “Doctors orders. Out for the count now,” she tweeted....