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Quick News Update

  • Tabloid, The National Enquirer previously staged Whitney Houston’s final moments in a photoshoot, but have gone even lower, by having snapped and published an open-casket image of  Houston, from her home going service held in New Jersey earlier in the week; how disrespectful.
  • Adele has sold around 7 million copies of 21 in the U.S. alone, reaching worldwide sales of 17 million. With eight Grammy’s under her belt, Adele has conquered and is close to reaching Diamond sales status, a feat previously marked by Usher’s Confessions in 2003. Appropriately, the album hits its 21st week atop on its release anniversary.
  • Katy Perry scores her seventh #1 with ‘Part Of Me’, which also happens to mark the 20th #1 debut in Billboard chart history, since Lady GaGa last February, with ‘Born This Way’. The respective accompanying music video will sport a military theme. If you ever wondered how she would look like a male, the video will provide a proper answer. This number one won’t count as a single from Teenage Dream but from Confection instead; consequently Katy remains tied with Michael Jackson for most #1’s off one album.
  • Country songstress Miranda Lambert doesn’t approve of the new Rihanna/Chris Brown collaborations, and has addressed the Crazy Ex-Girlfriend hit ‘Gunpowder And Lead’ to Brown, flashing a sign reading ‘Take Note Chris Brown’ during one of her recent performances. Lambert has directly stated, ‘He needs to listen to Gunpowder and lead and be put back in his place‘. The aforementioned recounts the story of an angered ex, who shoots her boyfriend; woman got a point.
  • Chris Brown still tweets profanities and homophobic statements, and recently engaged in a twit-altercation with wrestler MC Punk, who tweeted, ‘I would like @chrisbrown fight somebody that can defend themselves. Me curb stomping that turd would be a #wrestlemania moment‘. To what Brown replied, ‘Positivity regardless of how u feel! @CMpunk contact my assistant and I’ll have em send u an autographed pic for my biggest FAN!!!‘. Brown is such a douche.
  • ‘Dark Side’ is being considered to be Kelly Clarkson’s follow-up single to chart topper ‘Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)’, which generated wide interest and a sale surge, post her flawless rendition of the Star Spangled Banner at the Super Bowl. Stronger, the album, has been a steady but consistent seller, with a rare batch of sleeper hits. ‘Mr. Know It All’ got off to a slow start, and its title track was no different, but both proved to be slow burners and eventually, major radio hits; hopefully ‘Dark Side’ has the same fate.
  • R&B singer Robin Thicke, paid tribute to the late Whitney Houston, in a cover of the 1995 hit, ‘Exhale (Shoop Shoop)’, featuring stripped vocals and a piano. Thicke may have had issues with the police just recently, but that didn’t stop him from honoring ‘Nippy’, and tweeting, ‘This is my tribute to the great Whitney Houston. Sending my prayers to her family‘.
  • Party Rock duo LMFAO have released ‘Sorry For Party Rocking’ as a single, and premiere music video, which you can watch HERE. LMFAO made chart splash last summer with ‘Party Rock Anthem’, overshadowed their own ensuing single, and broke the top of the charts again with the glitzy speedo-themed ‘Sexy And I Know It’. Hopefully the duo is up for another winner.
  • Adam Lambert’s Tresspassing, originally due March 20th, has been pushed back. Lambert has stated he is making the album ‘even better’, and making room for four new songs. With the minimal success ‘Better Than I Know Myself’ witnessed, releasing an album based on those grounds alone wouldn’t have been a smart move. New release date to be announced. In other Lambert news, he will be joining legendary band Queen, for the Sonisphere Festival.
  • The Glee cast will not be touring this summer. Possibly in response to the underwhelming reception they got with the Glee Live show screened in 3-D (considering the magnitude the Ryan Murphy-created show has acquired). With the current season plummeting down in sloppy story-lines, and constantly unnecessary catering to past musical references, plus Smash getting wide attention, the future of the show is yet to be determined.


Adam Lambert was obviously relegated off the American Idol title because they knew his then-competition, Kris Allen, would need it if he was going to make it (if at all). But boy they were wrong, with Lambert getting the green light for album #2, while Allen  is nowhere to be seen.

Lately, it has been hard to sustain American Idol winners’ relevancy in the spotlight. The hype and overall excitement towards the show and its contestants has been dying out over the past years, because it has become predictable and pretty much a joke (Sanjaya Malakar memories anyone?).  But Lambert, even as a runner-up,  has managed to survive in the highly competitive profile the music industry is, and his new single proves it.

The lovey ‘Better Than I Know Myself’, is a mellow, soft and romantic cut, that doesn’t hit the point where it becomes sappy. It swings between praising a relationship and admitting pitfalls. Despite Lambert being openly homosexual, the song is easy on the ears, and covers general ground.

Hauntingly steady production, vociferating cinematic drums in the chorus, and a resounding bass, compliment Adam’s gallant delivery. His vocals are consistently strong, as they build up during the progression of the song, giving it the icing it needs to really grasp one’s ears, and generate interest.

It carries vibes of Katy Perry’s ‘Teenage Dream’, not musically, but in terms of subject matter. It doesn’t have the arresting openers of Perry’s track chorus, but it is indeed arresting in a more behind closed doors level. It is a fantastic power ballad, and Adam’s sheer vocals are what pull it off mostly. Everyone knows what Adam is capable of doing with his voice, but he keeps it level and belts out where he has to, to further impact the emotional nature of the track.

Dr. Luke, who served as producer and writer, sprinkled the simplicity and timelessness many songs lack currently. This sort of less-is-more on Lambert’s already over the top persona, is a great touch for variation.

All the signs are pointing at this being Adam’s year.



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Trespassing available March 20th, 2012.