Day in Pop Report for 12/06/2012
Alicia Keys new album, Girl on Fire, has debuted at No 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart.
The album also captured the top spot on the Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and Top Digital Albums chart.
Girl On Fire also reached number one on the iTunes album chart in 19 countries. The title track is approaching one million single sales and is #3 on the digital single sales chart, while rapidly climbing the top 40 radio charts. more on this story
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(popmusiclife) Justin Bieber was on hand to perform at the 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
Justin performed an acoustic version of "As Long As You Love Me," and then turned things up for a bouncy version of "Beauty And A Beat."
During rehearsals for the broadcast, Victoria's Secret recorded video of their models – aka "angels" – lip-syncing to "Beauty And A Beat" with some help from Justin. Watch the performance here.
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The Warner Sound have released a new video where Christina Perri performed "Let It Snow" in The Live Room.
Christina Perri performs her cover of "Let It Snow" in an exclusive recording session live at The Fortress in Los Angeles, CA for The Live Room on The Warner Sound.
The Live Room is an exclusive Warner Sound original series that captures today's most innovative artists performing live recording sessions in the most iconic recording studios across America. Watch it here.
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(TMZ) Bone Thugs-n-Harmony rapper Krayzie Bone struck a plea deal in his DUI case to stay out of jail -- but he'll still have to serve time ... in an alcohol education class.
As part of the plea agreement, Krayzie pled "no contest" yesterday to driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 or higher -- following his July arrest in L.A., when police popped him for DUI.
He was sentenced to 3 years summary probation, and must enroll in an alcohol education program.
Bone had also been charged with an additional DUI count stemming from the arrest, as well as driving without a license, but those two counts were dropped in exchange or the "no contest" plea. more on this story
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(Sub) Snoop Dogg's new alter-ego Snoop Lion has inked a deal via his newly established production company, Berhane Sound System, with RCA Records to release Reincarnated, the reggae and dancehall influenced album executive produced by Diplo and the Major Lazer production team.
The album is slated for a Spring 2013 release in conjunction with Vice Music and Mad Decent. A new track from the album, "Here Comes The King," featuring Angela Hunte, has been released, which was produced by Diplo & Ariel Rechtshaid and co-produced by 6Blocc.
The recording process in Jamaica of the music from Reincarnated the album was documented in the film of the same name. An official selection of the critically-acclaimed Toronto International Film Festival, the highly-anticipated Vice Films/Snoopadelic Films documentary, Reincarnated, chronicles Snoop Dogg's spiritual journey to Snoop Lion that grew from his recent trip to the island - where the Jamaican people and culture positively affected him. More information regarding the album will be released at a later date. more on this story
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Tori Amos has released a new digital four-track remix package, "Flavor (Peter Rauhofer Mixes)".
"Flavor" is the lead single from Amos' current album Gold Dust on which she re-imagines songs from her catalogue in an orchestral setting in collaboration with the Metropole Orchestra.
Grammy award winning remixer/dj Peter Rauhofer has taken the re-imagined "Flavor" from the concert hall to the dancefloor with four new versions. He is best known for his remixes for Madonna, Cher, Britney Spears, Whitney Houston, Pink, and Mariah Carey. more on this story
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(popmusiclife) Mariah Carey made a special appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday.
Backstage before the show, Jimmy, Mariah and The Roots grabbed some instruments you'd find in an elementary school classroom and stopped by the Late Night "Music Room" to sing Mariah's holiday classic, "All I Want For Christmas Is You."
Carey is currently busy in her new role as a judge on American Idol; the show's new season premieres January 16 on FOX. Watch the Fallon performance here.
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(TMZ) Ludacris says his record label "Disturbing tha Peace" has a reputation to uphold -- so he's slapping a Texas couple with a lawsuit accusing them of stealing his company's name.
Ludacris -- real name Chris Bridges -- filed legal docs this month ... claiming Demetri and Donna Evans-Brown are illegally using the phrase "Disturb The Peace" for their audio equipment business and musical recordings.
But Ludacris says he's owned the trademark for "Disturbing tha Peace" since 2003 -- it's also the title of his 2005 album -- and the couple's use of a similar name will confuse customers and ruin his reputation.
Luda is asking a judge to force the Browns to stop using the trademark -- and he's suing for damages, plus attorneys' fees. more on this story
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(PAM) Celtic Thunder took time out of their hectic touring schedule to visit the storm ravaged victims of Hurricane Sandy in the heavily Irish American community of Rockaway, Queens.
The band also gathered for a packed unplugged benefit performance at the Greenwich Village hotspot Sullivan Hall later that evening. more on this story
The band crossed the country, landing in NYC late Sunday night for an early morning visit to the Navillus Distribution and Warming Center set up in the center of a parking lot in Rockaway Beach, where they personally distributed several hundred warm blankets and gloves which they donated to the Center. The Warming Center has been a destination for those in need of food, clothing, cleaning supplies, and just a warm place to go. Celtic Thunder pitched in to help distribute the other much-needed items. Earlier in the day, they traveled with The Coalition of Hope to see first-hand the severely damaged area. The organization is responsible for the warming tents, which have had up to 750 people there in one day. The band reflected on the day sharing, "you hear the stories and it's something that really touched home with us," band member Emmet Cahill said. "You know we feel very blessed to be able do what we do and we're very lucky we've never gone through something like this. So when we see people in a time of need like this, we basically want to give something back."
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Toby Keith, Luke Bryan, Big & Rich and Montgomery Gentry lead the lineup for the Thunder on the Mountain.
The new country music festival will debut next spring and organizers have announced the lineup.
Thunder on the Mountain will take place June 6 - 8, 2013 on the Mulberry Mountain, near Ozark, AR. more on this story
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(popmusiclife) Rihanna was one of the featured performers at the 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
Rihanna sang her current single, "Diamonds," as well as "Phresh Out The Runway" – both tracks appear on her new album, "Unapologetic."
The project recently earned Rihanna her first U.S. #1 album, debuting atop the Billboard 200 chart with first week sales of 238,000 copies. Watch her performance here.
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Pomplamoose's Nataly Dawn has released a music video for the song "Please Don't Scream."
The track is from her forthcoming full-length Nonesuch Records debut album, How I Knew Her, which will be released on February 12, 2013. Watch the video here.
Dawn will also be hitting the road in January for a West Coast nine-city tour opening for Ben Folds Five. more on this story
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Electro-rock group Jimkata will be following up their current tour with a string of new dates in 2013.
The new dates include stops in Connecticut, New York, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois and Michigan.
Fans can also catch one of Jimkata's live Northeast performances this December including their hometown New Year's Eve show at The Haunt in Ithaca, NY. more on this story
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(popmusiclife) Bruno Mars was one of the performers at the 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
Mars performed two tracks from his forthcoming album, "Unorthodox Jukebox," which hits stores next week.
Bruno and crew sang the the album's lead single, "Locked Out Of Heaven," as well as the second track, "Young Girls." Watch the performance here.
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Paloma Faith will be performing on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno tonight, December 6th.
Paloma will be performing her US debut single "Picking Up the Pieces" in support of her brand new album, Fall To Grace, which was released this week by Epic Records
You can watch Paloma's previous appearance on the Late Show With David Letterman here.
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Jon Huertas, who plays Detective Javier Esposito on "Castle," has released a new single, "Ledge of Love," and you can hear it online. Were sent these details:
Many Castle fans may be surprised to learn Jon spends much of his free time creating and performing music. He's traveled the world singing in large auditoriums, small and sexy jazz clubs, even appearing in "The Wiz". It all stems from his first featured singing solo, at the ripe age of six, at his catholic school's 2nd grade Christmas show.
Recently Jon has collaborated with Grammy nominated songwriter/producer Christian "Davis" Stalnecker and together they've produced Jon's new album "Grown and Sexy". Jon describes his genre as Urban Pop and believes that his acting background has helped him immensely as a singer. "We write these songs so that they tell a clear story. That's what I love about Christian, he gets it. It's about story telling, just like in TV and film, and I know how to do that."
Throughout the album, He and Christian have created undulating peaks and valleys within the genre effortlessly shifting between club dance tracks and classic R&B pop. Jon is looking forward to doing spot dates to promote the album across the country starting in January 2013, and then expand to a multi-city tour during "Castle's" shooting hiatus starting in April 2013. Jon will also have a chance to showcase his skills as a dancer during these performances. However, fans of Jon can still catch him on every week on "Castle", Mondays on ABC.
Listen to the new single "Ledge of Love" here.
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(Gibson) Pioneering electronic band Kraftwerk will perform each of their eight studio albums in-full during an eight-night residency in London next February.
The group will stage the series of shows at the Tate Modern art gallery in London from February 6 through February 14. The gigs, dubbed "1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8," will adhere to the same format Kraftwerk employed during their run of shows at New York's Museum of Art this past April.
The band previously announced they will stage similar full-album performances in their hometown of Dusseldorf in January 2013. more on this story
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Adam Green & Binki Shapiro will be launching their very first tour in the United States in January.
The duo, who perform with a full band, will be making stops in Los Angeles, Santa Ana, Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara, San Francisco and Portland. Two of the shows are with Father John Misty.
The will be touring in support of their self-titled debut album which will be released on January 29th 2013 by Rounder/ Concord. more on this story
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(popmusiclife) On Tuesday, Kesha stopped by Conan O'Brien's show to talk about her new project and to perform the lead single, "Die Young."
Kesha is set to release the new album, "Warrior," which was executive produced by Dr. Luke, next week.
"Warrior" features tracks written by Kesha, as well as collaborations with producers, writers and musicians including will.i.am, Max Martin, Benny Blanco, Cirkut, Bonnie McKee, Wayne Coyne, Iggy Pop, Patrick Carney, Ben Folds, Greg Kurstin, Kojak, Ammo and Billboard. Check out the Conan appearance here.
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(Extra) "Extra's" Jerry Penacoli talks to Danny DeVito in an exclusive interview about a possible reconciliation between him and Rhea Perlman.
Jerry caught up with Danny at the "Celebration of Carole King And Her Music" concert to benefit Paul Newman's "The Painted Turtle Camp" last night where the star hinted that he and Rhea, his wife of 30 years, are working on getting back together.
Jerry asked Danny, "Are you adjusting to being a single man?" Danny said, "It's not something you adjust to. Rhea and I are really close. Actually still together, just separate, but together." Jerry went on to ask. "Is there any chance of a reconciliation?" Danny replied, "We're working on it." more on this story
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(TMZ) Former soap actor Scott Evans -- younger brother of Captain America star Chris Evans -- got busted for attempting to buy drugs off an undercover cop ... TMZ has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell us Evans was arrested Tuesday evening when he tried to buy narcotics from an LAPD officer posing as a dealer.
Evans -- who played Officer Oliver Fish on "One Life to Live" a few years back -- was booked at 6:15PM for attempt to possess a controlled substance ... a felony. He bailed out around 12:30AM.
It's unclear what drug Evans was trying to buy.
Evans reacted to the bust with a Facebook post early this morning: "Most ridiculous night of my life in LA so far. At least I made it a year before getting arrested." more on this story
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