The music marketing company behind viral sensation Rebecca Black
has struck again, releasing 'Butterflies' by 14-year-old Alana Lee Hamilton.
The new single and video to come out of the Ark Factory has yet to reach the 'Friday' status, but it has crept all the way up to No. 124 on iTunes Australia. As Pop Trash Addict points out
, that might not sound particularly impressive until you consider Australia's reigning pop queen Kylie Minogue
failed to even break the top 200 with her 'Better Than Today' single (she did reach No. 1 in the UK). And all without the help of promotion or radio play.
Last week it was reported that Miley Cyrus
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was hating on young Rebecca Black
when she was quoted in Australia's Daily Telegraph
as saying, "It should be harder to be an artist. You shouldn't just be able to put a song on YouTube and go out on tour." But now Cyrus is claiming it was a big misunderstanding, and she is actually a fan of the rising young star.
At the Kids' Choice Awards on Sunday, E! Online caught up
with Miley to ask her about the choice words she had for Rebecca Black and her hit song, 'Friday.' Cyrus reassured everyone that she is indeed on the bandwagon.
Courtesy of NEeMa
Sounds Like: Sarah McLachlan
, Nelly Furtado
, Esperanza Spalding
NEeMA is a Canadian singer-songwriter of Egyptian and Lebanese descent whose sophomore release, 'Watching You Think,' is making waves across the US. Of course, it doesn't hurt to have Leonard Cohen
in your corner. The legendary singer is a huge supporter of NEeMA -- even illustrating a picture
of the singer for her new record -- calling her a "voice of true feeling." Her feelings are definitely evident in the new video for her song 'Elsa's Lullaby,' which is a tribute to her dog.
A lot of names are being tossed around as potential judges for the upcoming US launch of the 'X Factor' franchise, and now you can throw Rihanna
's name into the mix.
According to the Sun
, 'X Factor' creator Simon Cowell
has added Rihanna to the long list of judge hopefuls that already includes Nicki Minaj
, Paula Abdul
, Jessica Simpson
and a rumored hosting offer
for Enrique Iglesias
. While only speculation at this point, it's clear that Cowell is reaching for some of the biggest names in music to help launch the US version of the hit UK show.
Coincidentally, it was reported today that UK pop star and 'X Factor' judge Cheryl Cole
has been offered double her salary
to stay on as a judge for the UK version of the show. If she takes the job again, she will become the highest paid women UK television.
"Titles are titles, and names are names. As long as people remember me forever, that will be enough for me."
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-- Lil Wayne
Celebrity socialite Paris Hilton
interviewed Lil Wayne
for the newest issue of Interview Magazine
and asked him what it feels like to be the current "king" of hip-hop. In typical Weezy fashion, he simply asked that his name lives forever.
The Justin Bieber
marketing machine just keeps rolling along. The teen pop sensation has announced
he is expanding his sweet-smelling fragrance collection with two new scents.
Like his original fragrance 'My World,' the new editions to the line are both named after his songs: 'One Less Lonely Girl' and 'Never Say Never.' They're reportedly infused with pomegranate and will retail for only $10 at CVS pharmacies and FYE music stores.
Justin Bieber launched
the line back in November with the unisex scent 'My World.' Teaming up with Etoile Nation Beauty, the fragrance line comes in wristbands and dog tags infused with the fragrance using a patented resin technology designed to hold the scent for at least a year. The same way a long-lasting air freshener works.
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We weren't surprised to hear Ke$ha
will be making her sitcom debut this month. We were when we found out it will be on Nickelodeon's 'Victorious
Ke$ha is slated to guest star on the Nickelodeon sitcom in the April 22 episode entitled, 'Ice Cream for Ke$ha.' According to EW
, the pop star finds herself at the center of a Golden Ticket-like contest where fans have to piece together letters from the bottom of ice cream containers to spell out her name (including the dollar-bill sign "$").
Ke$ha is also expected to perform her newest single, 'Blow
,' on the episode, and her real-life 11-year-old brother Louie turns in an appearance as a lynch-pin character in the storyline.
"It's a private concert," 'Victorious' star Victoria Justice
explained of Ke$ha's performance on the show. "I will say that the costumes are awesome and there's definitely lots of glitter. It was really fun to film. It's the first time on my show that we've had a successful radio artist perform on the show. Ke$ha's kind of edgier, and I think that it's cool to bring that element to the show."