“I’m not dating anybody, I’m not seeing anybody, I’m not f-cking anybody, I’m not sexting anyone. I am on pause in regards to a relationship zone. I’m very much married to music. I don’t even have the time to be emotionally responsible, and I feel bad, but it is what it is.”— PO JOHNSON (Describes me 100% xxoo Roz-O!)
The song soars with a 28% increase to 18 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen BDS.
"UP!" debuted at No. 96 on June 11, 2011, and reached No. 70 in an original 19-week chart run. After ranking at No. 95 on the Oct. 29, 2011, chart, the song didn’t reappear until Feb. 4. Before the re-entry, “UP!” was being promoted independently until LoveRance was signed to Interscope. Once he was signed, the song was then promoted with the addition of 50 Cent as a featured act. Armed with Interscope’s promotional force, the song accelerated its ascent to the top 10.
(How best to describe LoveRance? Well, according to his tumblr page: “Artist, poet, college student, promoter, home wrecker, porn star, buns watcher, party starter (and) all-around cool kid.”)
You’ve been criticized for being overly sexual. To a lot of people, a powerful, sexy woman is vulgar. When I first came out people said, she only raps about her vagina. I’m not a vagina rapper! [Laughs.] I talk about many other things.
With a song called “Pu$$y” it’s hard not to be considered sexual. The video for that could’ve been way more sexual. I held back because I didn’t think people could handle it. [Laughs.]
In the “My World” video you dressed up as a cheerleader. That was a short skirt you had on… I didn’t mean for the skirt to be that short. [Laughs.] I got that off eBay. I knew my ass was hanging out of it but whatever. When we were shooting the video the police were like, “We heard you guys were filming a porno.” They thought we were filming Bang Bus. [Laughs.] I told them, “I’m a sexy boxer lady and these are my two cheerleading friends—this is art, guys!”
Trey Songz has rented out a room for the rest of the week at Jungle City Studios in the Chelsea area of New York City. He says he’s about 30 tracks into his forthcoming fifth album, Chapter V, the follow-up to 2010’s smash hitPassion, Pain and Pleasure. The 27-year-old R&B heart-throb may or may not be using Jungle City to record new material. That studio space is more just-in-case than out of necessity.
Last night Trey—wearing jeans, Air Jordan Spizikes, a blue tee screen-printed with a king from a deck of cards, and a gold chain dangling from his neck—invited a few members of the press to take an early listen to his latest album, Chapter V. Upon arrival, attendees were greeting by a row of vixens in black Chaper V tees, matching tights, and pumps serving Grey Goose cocktails. White roses and candles made the room feel more like a place for bedroom exploits than a listening session. The man who invented sex was in his element.
"I’m excited as hell to hear them loud," Trey said before queuing up the six songs that he’s almost positive will make the final cut of the album, which is tentatively set to drop in August.
After some extensive touring in Europe, South Africa, and Australia last year and seeing the impact his music had on his fans, the singer gained a new appreciation for where he is in his career right now. “I realized I’m here for a reason,” Trey said. “It’s an amazing experience to be who I am right now.”
That’s a believable sentiment. Now let’s get to the music.
"The Hunger Games" is expected to pull in $155 million at the box office in North America over the weekend, making it the biggest non-sequel opening in history as well as the biggest March film ever.
It is the third best opening in history, trailing only last year’s “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” ($169.2 million) and 2008’s “The Dark Knight” ($158.4).
Lionsgate, which made the film for less than $100 million, raked in $68.2 million on Friday, which included $19.75 million from midnight screenings, and $50 million on Saturday, according to Lionsgate. Worldwide it is estimated that it will gross nearly $214 million over its first three days.
The film opened on 4,137 screens and topped all of the “Twilight” films. That franchise’s biggest opening was in November 2009 when “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” grossed $142.8 million.
The film’s soundtrack is also expected to debut at No. 1 with sales of at least 150,000 by the March 25 end of the tracking week. The fast chart-topping theatrical film soundtrack was “Michael Jackson’s This Is It” on the tally dated Nov. 14, 2009.
This song has been on repeat for the past few days… throughout my travels … at the studio … and in my hotel room. It’s from a new artist that I stumbled upon who goes by the name @JayySkyy .. I definitely love it because it’s hip-hop and his delivery is dope; but the Christina Aguilera ‘Hurt’ reference pulls me in deeper! Please check it out and keep an eye on this guy and his label NEW ERA RECORDS. xxoo Follow Me @RozOonTheGo
Hip-hop trio Travis Porter is set to release its debut album, the group revealed on Friday.
"From Day 1" is due on RCA/Porter House Music on May 29, the follow-up to Hot 100 singles including "Make It Rain," "Bring it Back" and the Tyga-featuring “Ayy Ladies,” which landed at No. 56 on this week’s chart.
"This album is going to show a lot of growth, we got some big features and some of the best producers in the world," the group’s Quez told Billboard.com. "We made like three or four tracks with Diplo… He has got some crazy beats. We came up with some dope ass records. We just did them, so two will be on the album."
The album’s title is a nod to the group’s fans, who’ve waited while Travis Porter struggled with label issues after signing to the now defunct Jive Records in 2010.
"This album is for our fans who have been down with us ‘From Day 1,’" the trio said. "They watched us over the past 4 years come up out of Decatur, Ga."
Mac Miller is taking listeners on “a most dope experience” on his new mixtape.
"Macadelic," a release "inspired by love, drugs and the search for euphoria," per the digital liner notes, dropped on the MC’s website on Friday.
The 17-track set features Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar and Odd Future’s Casey Veggies, among others, with production credits including Clams Casino and Lex Luger — and a Beatles sample, which drops toward the end of “Desperado.”
In November, the Pittsburgh rapper’s “Blue Slide Park” made history as the first independently distributed debut album to top the Billboard 200 since 1995.
Expect to hear more from J. Cole and Melanie Fiona in the near future as they join forces for Cole’s upcoming sophomore album.
Aside from their collaboration, “This Time,” off her sophomore album, “The MF Life,” (March 20), Fiona told The Juice that the two recently got in the studio in L.A. to lace a song for Cole’s next project.
"I did a track for him which will probably be on his new album… His song [has] a real positive message," Melanie Fiona revealed. "It’s about a competition he was having with young girls and boys about keeping your head up and staying positive. I actually haven’t heard a final version of it yet."
Fiona couldn’t pass up on collaborating, yet again, with fellow Roc Nation labelmate, especially on a track that showcases one of Cole’s strong points. Enlightening lyricism. “It felt good that he had reached out to me to be on a record like that, you know? I think that says a lot about how he sees me as an artist and that’s cool. That’s exactly how I want to be represented,” Fiona told The Juice.
J. Cole has been working on a new album for some time now. In October 2011, he told Billboard that he’s “already tracking the second album.” “I’ve got the foundation of songs that I’m gonna put on it already, so it’s just a matter of taking these songs to the next level,” Cole said.