Drake then came onstage to perform his hit single, "Forever," and was greeted with overwhelming applause from the crowd. Kid Cudi is currently touring as the opening act on Lady Gaga's Monster Ball tour.
"Every body else SUCKS?"
But the R&B superstar refused to change her track listing and her instincts were proved correct when the disc became a worldwide smash upon its release in 2003 - going on to win five Grammy Awards the following year (04).
She says, "In 2003 I had my first solo album. But when I played it through for my record label, they told me I didn't have one hit on my album. Dangerously In Love, (and singles) Naughty Girl, Me, Myself and I, Baby Boy and Crazy In Love. "They told me I didn't have one hit. I guess they were kinda right, I had five." Beyonce's 2004 Grammy success matched the likes of Lauryn Hill and Alicia Keys for most wins by a female artist in a single night.
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R&B singer Nivea has brushed off reports she's welcomed a child with Lil Wayne, insisting she's still pregnant. The rapper was said to have been celebrating last week after Nivea made him a father for the fourth time by giving birth to a son. But Nivea, who has three other children from her previous relationship with producer The-Dream, has taken to her blog on Twitter.com to set the story straight, telling fans she's still waiting for the new arrival. She writes, "OK, I didn't have my baby yet unfortunately! So far (everything) you've heard or read is false, sorry!"
The new baby will be Lil Wayne's second child born this year (09) - actress Lauren London gave birth to his son Lennox Samuel Ari in September (09). The Lollipop hitmaker also has another son, Dwayne Carter III, who was born to an unidentified woman whom we know as Sarah B last year (08), and a daughter, Reginae, with ex-wife Antonia Carter.
Jordan has never spoken publicly about the case - but Jermaine claims the 29 year old has come forward since Jackson's death, admitting the late superstar never molested him. And Jermaine believes Jordan's dad Evan committed suicide earlier this month (Nov09) because his guilt over the false accusations was too much to bear. He says, "From the '93 case, they were accusing him (Jackson) of just the most horrible things. This kid's father has committed suicide because he just couldn't take it and now the kid has come forward and said Michael never touched him."
Officials ruled 56-year-old Evan Chandler's death a suicide after he was found with a gunshot wound to the head and a revolver in his hand at his home in New Jersey.
I knew Chandler would kill himself as the kid came forward. The legal implication could have led him straight to jail. What ever happened to that $22 million he got? Michael can slap him silly in heaven but wait? Chandler went to HELL!
Camilla was taking part in a discussion with victims of sexual violence during a visit to a rape crisis centre when the topic turned to how music videos affect teenagers today.
She told an audience of women that children thought they could get away with things because teachers failed to punish them.
Referring to the images children are exposed to, the Duchess said: 'A lot of those videos are terrifying.
'I am sure they trigger a response in some of the young people. I can never understand how they can get away with making those things.'
The Duchess has until now avoided speaking in public on social issues.
Her stance has been in marked contrast to Charles' first wife, Diana, Princess of Wales, who was renowned for the way in which she tackled controversial issues.
Yesterday the Duchess made clear her concern that youngsters are already becoming immune to such images of sex and violence.
She said schools needed to become involved in teaching both male and female schoolchildren 'the value of respect for each other'.
During the discussions, the subject turned to a controversial video by pop singer Beyonce, who is particularly popular with young girls.
Poor example: The Duchess of Cornwall says music videos like Beyonce's Video Phone, which see the singer wearing a series of revealing outfits, are too explicit
In the promotion for the single Video Phone, which also features the outlandish singer Lady Gaga,
Beyonce provocatively dances in a series of increasingly skimpy outfits and holds a toy gun to the head of a bare-chested man who is hooded.
In what's billed as an in-depth interview, the singer will discuss his assault of ex-girlfriend and recording superstar Rihanna in February. He is on probation for the beating.
Robin Roberts, anchor of ABC's "Good Morning America," conducts the interview. It was taped last weekend.
ABC spokesman Jeffrey Schneider says clips may also air on "Good Morning America." He says Brown will not perform live.
Brown is scheduled to release his album "Graffiti" on Dec. 8. He has previously spoken about the attack on MTV News and "Larry King Live."
Rihanna was interviewed this month by ABC's Diane Sawyer.
Now we think it's time the daughter I never had Rihanna should go on Larry King. What is Breezy doing this foolishness for?
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Entertainment artist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, 50 Cent, debuts his first fragrance, Power by fifty cent this month. Strong, masculine and powerful, the scent is composed of a tonic freshness built with green citrus fruity notes juxtaposed against a musky, woody background. The scent evokes both the grittiness of 50 Cent’s origins and the heady rush that accompanied his rise to power.
Power by fifty cent will be available exclusively at Macy’s stores nationwide, beginning on November 5th. In honor of the launch, 50 Cent will be making appearances at five select Macy's, starting in New York City’s Macy’s Herald Square. Consumers will have the chance to meet and take a picture with 50 Cent and be the first to purchase the new fragrance.
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Below is the schedule of his appearances:
Thursday, November 5th Herald Square, NYC 5:00–7:00pm
Here is what Kristin Larson of PEOPLE magazine has to say.......
"Looking buffer than ever, 50 Cent is gearing up to launch his newest men’s fragrance, Power by Fifty Cent — and he’s giving PEOPLE readers an exclusive sneak peek at the ultra-sexy new campaign. “For me, power isn’t just something you learn on the street or in the boardroom — it’s a way of life,” says the rags-to-riches multiplatinum star. So just what does Power smell like? The masculine fragrance mixes notes like lemon leaves, black pepper, coriander and nutmeg—which all adds up, according to 50, to a whiff of success. “I really wanted to bottle up the rush it gives you so my fans can make it a part of their lifestyle,” he explains in a release."Power by Fifty Cent launches exclusively at Macy’s Nov. 5, with prices ranging from $50.50 (for a 1.7 oz. eau de toilette) to $68.50 (for a two-piece gift set of eau de toilette and after shave)
Mike Beck, an aspiring rapper and affiliate of Fat Joe was shot and killed Friday night in Brooklyn, New York. Mike Beck was a member of the rap collective K.A.R. (Kill All Rats), which also featured group members Rob Kash, Onez and Leader. Sources told AllHipHop.com that Beck was shot and killed on Logan and Bellmar Street in Brooklyn, and that a botched robbery attempt could have been the motive.