Sunday June 4th, 2006 HOME
New CD's this past week:
- Jocelyn Brown - Unreleased (UK release)
- Marva King - Soul sistah (UK release)
Music news headlines this week:
Beyoncé To Celebrate 'B'Day' In September
Destiny's Child principal Beyoncé has set Sept. 5 as the U.S. release date
for her sophomore solo effort "B'Day," due via Music World Music/Sony
Urban Music/Columbia. The set will be issued worldwide on Sept. 4,
Beyoncé's 25th birthday.
The singer co-produced, wrote and arranged all the tracks on the new
offering. Co-producers include Rich Harrison, the Neptunes and Swizz
Beatz. The first single is "Déja vu" featuring Jay-Z and co-produced by
Beyoncé completed the album after wrapping her role in the upcoming film
"Dreamgirls," due in theaters on Dec. 22. Loosely based on the pop female
group the Supremes, the movie co-stars Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy and Danny
In January, Beyoncé told Billboard.com, "I'm not going to write for the
album until I finish doing the movie. I've never been so excited about a
movie in my life. I want to give 100 percent to this film, because I know
I was born for this role." The singer is also featured on the film
soundtrack -- her first joint venture with Sony Urban Music/Columbia
Records under the Music World Music imprint.
"B'Day" will be the follow-up to Beyoncé's 2003 solo debut "Dangerously In
Love" (Sony Urban Music/Columbia), which bowed atop The Billboard 200 and
has sold 4.3 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen
SoundScan. The disc won five 2004 Grammy Awards, tying the record for the
most Grammys won in a single year by a female artist.
Destiny's Child issued its final studio album "Destiny Fulfilled" last
year. The disc has sold 3 million copies, while the group's compilation
album "#1's" shifted more than 1.1 million copies. The latter set spawned
the hit single "Check On It," which held the top spot on the Billboard Hot
100 for five straight weeks. As previously reported, group member Kelly
Rowland's sophomore project has been bumped to 2007.
Bobby Brown Calls Whitney Rumours “A Pack Of Lies”
Singer Bobby Brown says all the rumors about his wife Whitney Houston's
supposed battles with drug addiction are not true. At an Atlanta club last
month to celebrate his nephew's new band Blood Money and shoot a few
scenes for the next season of his reality TV hit Being Bobby Brown, the
King Of R&B told a People reporter that the recent tabloid reports about
Whitney's drug use and a brain tumor are "a pack of lies."
My wife is wonderful... she is fine," he said, when asked about Whitney's
condition. He added that reports of an impending divorce are also false.
"We are ... working on our relationship," he said. "I look in her eyes and
Brown was hanging that evening with his sister, Tina Brown, who earned
some cash by spilling to the National Enquirer about her sister-in-law's
alleged drug problems.