Mariah Carey ft. Da Brat “4 Real 4 Real”
Mariah Carey has so many hits under her belt, 18 #1 singles to be exact. In 2008, Mariah Carey released her platinum-selling album E=MC2. That album spawned her last #1 single to date “Touch My Body.” It also spawned a song that she recorded titled “4 Real 4 Real”. The song was produced by Jermaine Dupri, and we love the delivery of the lyrics Mariah does. The song also features a rap by Da Brat. Check out down below “4 Real 4 Real”
TLC is the BIGGEST SELLING female group of all time, and their catalog is extremely extensive. In 2012, they covered a song called “Rainbow. “Rainbow” is originally a song by a band called – ” L’Arc~en~Ciel.” TLC did a cover of it for a tribute album that’s getting released in Japan. Check the song out below:
Brandy “Should I Go”
Brandy is known as the “Vocal Bible” in this industry, and if you listen to “Should I Go,” you would know why. “Should I Go” is the last track on her 2004 Gold album Afrodisiac. The song samples the Coldplay track ‘Clocks’. Listen to her harmonies all throughout this song, it will make you just feel so warm inside. Check out the song down below:
As expected, Lady Gaga’s third studio album Artpop debuts at #1 on the Billboard charts with 258,000 copies sold. Now, this is a far cry from 2011’s Born This Way which sold 1.1 million copies sold first week. Now, even though she sold BTW for $0.99 with Amazon, she STILL was able to sell over 600,000 copies of that album first week at full-retail prices. So the question is, are people tired of Lady Gaga already? We were expecting Gaga to do at least 500,000 first week. However, this is still a #1 album for her, and the first single reach Top 10 status. She is still pretty relevant. We are not a fan of the song with her and R. Kelly at all, and haven’t heard the album. If you heard the album, let us know your thoughts. Anyway, congrats to you Lady Gaga.
It seems like it has been forever since TLC has released something in the US, and it has. The last release from TLC was 2005’s Now and Forever: The Hits. Now, 8 years later, comes TLC anniversary album 20, and here is the tracklist for the album:
Now, I am sure that TLC fans are upset at this list due to the fact that there is only one new song on the tracklist. That song is “Meant to Be” which was written by Neyo. However, TLC fans, DO NOT fret. TLC has just confirmed that they are in the studio working on a full-length studio album due out in 2014. Some of the collaborators for that album have been Lady Gaga, Drake, Neyo, Dallas Austin, and J. Cole just announced that he is also contributing to their new studio album. We are excited about the J. Cole collaboration. TLC’s first time collaborating with J. Cole is on his hit song “Crooked Smile” which is currently sitting at #36 on the Hot 100 (Billboard). This is the first Top 40 hit for TLC since 2002’s “Girl Talk”. We believe that a TLC comeback is in full effect.
Don’t forget to catch the TLC biopic on Vh-1 premiering October 21st!
Britney Spears is back…well sort of. Britney has released the video for her new “Smurfs 2” soundtrack single Oh La La. The video features Britney’s two sons. Britney is sitting in the theatre with her children, when she gets zapped into the movie screen. She is seen dancing and playing with the Smurfs. Her sons come and join her again towards the end of the video. The video is okay. It looked like Britney was trying to hard to be happy, and look a bit uncomfortable. So far the song has peaked at #85 on the Billboard Hot 100, and #22 on the US Pop Songs (Billboard). Check out the video down below:
R&B singer Fantasia releases the video for her second single “Without Me”. The song features superstar Kelly Rowland, and Missy Elliot. Here at Supreme Fabulosity, we fell in love with the clip. This is the most fun we have seen Fantasia have fun in a video in a long time. She stated that this is her favorite visual to date. Gomillion & Leupold directed the video. We love the choreography in the video, and seeing Fantasia be extremely confident in this clip. “Without Me”, so far, has peaked at #39 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop songs chart. Her album “Side Effects Of You” is in stores now. The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200. It sold 91,000 copies first week. Check out the clip down below:
The numbers are in! As expected with very little promotion, Kanye West’s “Yeezus” debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart. “Yeezus” sold 328,000 copies first week. Congratulations is also in order to our friend J. Cole who debuted at #2 with his album “Born Sinner”. “Born Sinner” sold an impressive 297,922 copies this week. There hasn’t been two hip-hop albums occupying the top 2 spots since Kanye West & Nicki Minaj in 2010. J. Cole’s first album debuted at #1 (218,000+ copies) on Billboard, however, it sold less first week than his new album did. Honorable mention goes out to Kelly Rowland. Her 4th studio album “Talk A Good Game” debuted at #4. This is her second Top 5 debut. The album sold 65, 913 copies. This is a big feat. for Kelly because her album has not garnered a hit single. Congratulations to all three artists, and please go out and support their music.
Mariah is back with her lead single/video from her upcoming 14th album. The name of the song is “#Beautiful”. It features Grammy-winning R&B artist Miguel. Mariah was very smart in having Miguel team up with her on this wonderful new record. We love it here at the office. So far the record is looking to be a smash hit. Her first hit in 3 years. The video premiered on American Idol and we love it. Miguel is really doing his thing. We can’t wait to see what he cooked up with Beyonce in the studio. Check out the video!!