Friday, May 17, 2013
Fantasia is back in the news again but this time she says, "I support the LGBT Community"
In her mot recent interview with www.frontiersla.com Fantasia had this to say
"I wasn’t saying I’m against gay people. All I was saying was stop trying to judge people, getting on my page and getting on my Twitter and quoting scriptures and telling me what I did was a sin. Let people live their life. All this stuff you’re quoting, nobody’s doing that right now. Yes, the Bible speaks that, but come on! It’s 2013.
Everybody in this world has a story. Nobody’s perfect but Jesus. I’m not trying to be perfect. I never have, I never will. I just want to live my life. Do I try to do good? I do. Do I try to do good by people? I do. I never want to hurt anyone. I never want to disrespect anyone or tear anyone down. So that’s all I was saying—stop tearing people down and judging folks. Move the hell on with your life. The people who have something to say have a bunch of skeletons in their closet, too. Fall back.
Then people started pretending they were me and putting up quotes on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, like, “I am a Christian and I stand for only things that are said in the Bible.” The people who looked at my Instagram and took that and twisted it got joy and satisfaction out of feeling, “Yes, we were able to make her look like a bad person.” The people who really know Fantasia should’ve known that was a bunch of B.S. If you look back at my history, I’ve done many, many gay Prides. I’ve been to many events where there’s a marriage or something going on. I know they’d realize, “She couldn’t have said that.” I am a Christian, but I grew up in a church where there were gay people in the church. If you knew me, you’d know that is not something I would ever say. It was just somebody lurking, trying to start more drama in Fantasia’s world."
American Idol crowns a new Queen as Candice Glover is crowned the 12th winner of the show. The entire season Candice has been blowing peoples socks off with the many renditions of songs she sung so it was no surprise to the estimated 21million people who tuned in to watch idol last night. But it was the special performance Glover did with Idol runner up Jennifer Hudson the definitely secured her spot.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
What Black Roman Emperor can boldly state, "I Am Fashion," while giving you "Exotic Pleasure" as he only can, and "Command U 2 Dance" as we all ponder the question, "Who‘s the Sexiest?" The aforementioned soon-to-be musical icon, Septimius the Great is already a star amongst the constellations shining brightly as many adore his clever blend of rap, pop, and dance music. For those that have yet to discover his luminous light of lyricism, style, and erotica, are in for a treat as this Maryland based artist is ready to hit the road with upcoming shows, ranging from his home city to Japan.
Los Angeles, California, April 24, 2013 –As a 2011 Grammy Association nominee for Top 100 artists on the verge of stardom, Septimius the Great is poised to take the music industry by storm with the release of his new single "Who’s the Sexiest," which dropped April 9, 2013 and is currently available on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Rhapsody, Emuisc, and various other digital outlets.
With singles like "Exotic Pleasure," "Command U 2 Dance," and of course "Who’s the Sexiest leading the way, Septimius is already hypnotizing audiences around the globe. Ever since he headlined at the Michael Kors Fashion show he has been captivating music lovers with one of the sexiest shows on earth. Fans in DC need to prepare themselves for a night of pleasure, passion, rhythm and intrigue as Septimius the Great blesses his east coast fans with a performance at the classic venue, Remington’s in D.C on May 10, 2013. With several east coast shows to follow, Septimius will also be gracing several stages in the south as he prepares for his Miami promo tour, which runs 5/16 – 5/20. Japan also better get ready to turn up as the Emperor is also planning a tour of epic proportions for the Far East.
Septimius the Great is not your everyday artist. Although he is often compared to the likes of Will.I.Am, Flo Rida, Pitbull, Prince, and the icon of icons, Michael Jackson, he is an artist that transcends genres, culture, and music. With the sultriness of sexual teasing, the rhythmic sensuality of dance, and the prowess of Roman sexual culture, the Black Emperor rules over his musical mignons as he commands them to hit the dance floor to determine "Who’s the Sexiest." With fashion being a driving force behind his artistry, Septimius the Great is a true connoisseur of the culture of life. He has shared the stage with everyone from Patti Labelle to Wale and has performed everywhere, from Barbados to Paris. He has simultaneously captured the attention of the music and fashion worlds by masterfully combining the two art forms and creating his own brand derived from Roman rule.
Starting May 20, 2013 Septimius takes the east coast by storm and continues his sonically sultry assault on the industry as he tours the globe. Along with Manta Ray Records, expect more hits from this awe-inspiring artist as Septimius the Great is currently working on 15 tracks slated to be released in September 2013 in the form an a new album entitled, "To Be Emperor." In the meantime, Septimius the Great will prove "Who ‘s the Sexiest" as you get lost in "Exotic Pleasure."
Septimius the Great has recently signed with (Wifi PR Group) as a client. Company Info: WiFi PR Group, Los Angeles, CA. http://www.wifiprgroup.com
Official MTV Artist Profile: http://www.mtv.com/artists/septimius-the-great
Official Website: http://www.septimiusthegreat.com
Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Septimius-The-Great/137821669574184
Official Twitter Page: www.twitter.com/septimiusmusic
Official YouTube Page: http://www.youtube.com/user/blkmodelboi
Kris Kelli, a rising star in the industry and Block Entertainment’s newest signee, partners up with Roc City produced track for her new single "I Got UR Man" -- an authentic dancehall-inspired record -- from her recent mixtape “Warrior.” The Caribbean native has taken the music world by storm with her effortless blend of island pop, soft R&B and gritty passion for a refreshing, unique sound. Over the past two years, the island artist has released hit single after hit single, drumming up anticipation for her latest project. Now with a new image, new sound and brand new campaign, Kris Kelli is on the horizon for international stardom.
Named after her growing worldwide fan base “Team Warriors,” Kris Kelli’s latest project is an audio documentary explaining what a true warrior means to the Jamaican beauty. She plans to release music videos for “I Got Ur Man” and the sultry fan favorite “Like A Drum,” and is slated to embark on a multi-city tour this summer.
Follow Kris Kelli online at: www.Twitter.com/KrisKelli
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The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will honor eight-time Grammy Award-winner Usher with the prestigious ASCAP Golden Note Award during its 26th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The invitation-only event will take place on Thursday, June 27th, 2013 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California.
ASCAP's Golden Note Award is presented to songwriters, composers and artists who have achieved extraordinary career milestones. Previous honorees include Sean “Diddy” Combs, Jermaine Dupri, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Jay-Z, Quincy Jones, Alicia Keys, LL Cool J, Lionel Richie, Pharrell Williams and Stevie Wonder,.
“I take the art of songwriting and music-making very seriously, so to be given the ASCAP Golden Note Award from an organization of my fellow music creators is a huge honor,” said Usher. “I’ve been blessed to have such a wonderful career, working with some of the most talented people in the business, and I am just getting started!”
ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams commented: “Usher’s musical evolution over the years clearly proves his versatility and longevity as an artist, performer and songwriter. The world has moved to his music for nearly two decades. Happily for the rest of us, from the sound of his latest work, it's clear that the beat will go on and on. Usher is the perfect candidate to receive one of our top honors – the ASCAP Golden Note Award.”
“We at ASCAP have been a fan and advocate for Usher since day one. He’s a tried and true music trailblazer who’s constantly pushing boundaries and redefining genres,” commented ASCAP VP of Rhythm & Soul Membership Nicole George-Middleton.
Usher (full name Usher Raymond IV) first rose to fame in the late 1990s with the release of his second album My Way, which spawned his first Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit, "Nice & Slow." The album, which has since been certified 6-times platinum by the RIAA, displayed Usher’s talent for songwriting by co-writing six of the nine songs. His third studio album, 8701 (2001), quickly reached multi-platinum status and went on to sell over four million copies, bringing Usher his first Grammy win in 2001 for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance; a category in which he repeated a win in 2002 for “U Don’t Have to Call.” His next album Confessions (2004) took the music world by storm and is Usher’s most successful album to date, making him the first artist to top the charts with four consecutive number one songs (“Yeah,” “Confessions, Pt. 2,” “Burn,” and “My Boo”). His most recent albums – Here I Stand, Raymond v. Raymond and Looking 4 Myself – introduced the world to several massive hits, including “Love In This Club,” “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love” and “Scream.” The RIAA ranks Usher as one of the best-selling artists in American music history, having sold over 23 million copies in the United States alone. To date, he has sold over 50 million records worldwide, making him one of the best selling music artists of all time.
The 26th annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards will also honor the songwriters and publishers of the most performed ASCAP songs on the 2012 R&B/hip-hop, rap and gospel charts. Top awards will be given to the Songwriter of the Year, Publisher of the Year, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Song, Top Rap Song and Top Gospel Song. The evening will also feature performances by several award-winning songwriters/performers.
Do you have a first aid kit handy? Danity Kane, the five-piece girl group formed by Diddy on MTV's "Making The Band" in 2005, may just be reuniting to unleash some more damage upon Top 40 radio.
According to TMZ, four of Danity Kane's members -- Shannon Bex, Aundrea Fimbres, Dawn Richard and Aubrey O'Day -- met for lunch in Los Angeles on Monday (May 13), and when asked if a reunion was in the works, the ladies coyly shied away from the question. D. Woods, the fifth DK member, was apparently not present. Sources inform TMZ that a reunion is definitely coming together, although no details have been released yet.
When asked if Diddy, who signed Danity Kane to his Bad Boy label following their "Making The Band" stint, is involved with the project, O'Day replied, "Who's that?" Clearly, the Danity Kane members do not agree with the sentiment behind Diddy's 2001 single "Bad Boy For Life."
Since Danity Kane's split, Richard became a member of Diddy-Dirty Money alongside singer Kalenna Harper and The Artist Formerly Known as Puff Daddy. Her solo debut, "Goldenheart," was self-released in January to rave reviews.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
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