Bobbi Kristina And Nick Gordon Relationship In Focus On ‘The Houstons’

Bobbi Kristina and Nick Gordon kissing

Lifetime’s upcoming original series ‘The Houstons: On Our Own’ is set to premiere October 24th at 9/8c. The documentary-series will chronicle those closest to pop music icon Whitney Houston, including her daughter Bobbi Kristina and mother, Grammy Award-winning singer Cissy Houston. Others featured on the program are Whitney’s sister-in-law and manager Pat Houston and Pat’s daughter Rayah, Whitney’s brother Gary and family friend Nick Gordon.

“I didn’t see her as an idol,” Bobbi Kristina said about her mother. “The glam and the glitz. I didn’t see that. I saw a mom.”

Bobbi and Nick also talk about their controversy engagement in the preview clips, raising eyebrows since Nick was taken in by Whitney more than a decade ago and was considered the singing legend’s unofficial adopted son.

“The family has me out to be a bad person,” Nick complained in the teaser video. For her part, Bobbi said, “I’m in love with him. They want to see us fail. I’ve got one thing to say, you won’t.”

Whitney’s sister Pat said, “Not only do I have a 14-year-old daughter, I have inherited another daughter with a boyfriend.”

Watch a preview after the cut.

Ne-Yo Discusses ‘R.E.D.’, Sia Collaboration And Drawing Skills

Ne-Yo, seen here in his 'Lazy Love' music video, talked with KTU about his 'R.E.D.' album, collaborating with Sia, songwriting and fatherhood, drawing and painting, farting in the studio and 'Call Me Maybe'

Ne-Yo dropped by KTU in New York City to chat with Cubby and Cindy about his upcoming album ‘R.E.D.’, how being a father has changed his music, how it’s easier to write a song for a woman than a guy, ‘So Sick’ being about a girl in Las Vegas named Brandy, his drawing and painting skills, getting caught farting in the recording studio and his love for the Carly Rae Jepsen hit ‘Call Me Maybe’.

Talking about ‘R.E.D.’, Ne-Yo said, “This album is basically a celebration of my first love. A celebration of music. From age nine to now, every dream, every goal I set for myself has been realized through music. It’s just celebrating how good to me music has been. It’s also celebrating my fans. I have a very broad fan base. I have my R&B people over here, my dance and pop people over here, so this is honestly my first album where I paid real attention to that, so let me make sure there’s an even amount of R&B songs to pop songs on this whole album. Basically trying to please all of the people at the same time.”

On teaming with Sia on ‘Let Me Love You’, he said, “She’s incredible. I’ve been a Sia fan for a little while, since the Zero 7 days. They had no idea that I knew here and that we had been talking about working together when they brought me the track. They said, ‘There’s a hook on it already, we know you don’t normally do that but we really think this is something special’. So I’m like let me here it. They played it and I instantly recognized the voice. ‘That’s Sia!’ ‘Yeah, do you know her? She’s kinda new.’ ‘No she’s not!'”

As for how songwriting has effected him as a father, he said, “Not as much as one would assume. I’ve always been aware of the fact that I have a very broad fan base in regards to age. There’s little kids that listen to the stuff and there’s grown ass adults listening to it too. With that being said, in that I’m the kind of person that pays attention to who my fans are and what my fans want, I got to do the kind of music that everyone can listen to. I’ve got to do stuff you can let your little daughter listen to. You and your daughter who is 4 years old can sit and listen to together. At the same time I’m a grown-up, I’m 32-years-old. There’s some things I want to talk about that are not for little Suzie. That’s when you as a parent have to step in and go, we’re not gonna play #8 for little Suzie. Me having my own kids now just basically put the magnifying glass on the fact that as an artist, you have a huge responsibility to make sure these kids who are looking at you and emulating who you are and what you do have something positive to emulate.”

On his doodling skills put to the test on a paper plate in the studio they gave away, he said, “I’ve actually been drawing and painting as long as I’ve been singing, which is not impressive because I should be better at it than I am, in that I’ve been doing it for so long. Drawing and painting now is my escape from the music industry. I never thought I would need one. Music used to be my escape from life, and now I need an escape from music. Every now and then I get stressed out I’ll sit down and draw something, not that you guys stress me out. That wasn’t why I drew the picture.”

Asked if he’s ever farted in the studio when others later come in, Ne-Yo confessed, “Yes. (I) pretend it didn’t happen because nine times out of ten they’re gonna smell it but they’re not gonna say anything either. They just keep moving and act like it didn’t happen. Actually my people are pretty honest. They’re like, ‘Oh whoa, wait, hold on. What are you doin’ in here? Damn!'”

On ‘Call Me Maybe’, Ne-Yo enthused, “I love that record. I will turn that up in the car and let the top down in the most ghetto-est thuggiest neighborhood in America and not care. I don’t care. I love that record. That joint rocks.”

Watch the interview via below.

Trey Songz Sings ‘Chapter V’ Songs, Talks About The New Album

Trey Songs close-up during a Walmart Soundcheck appearance, where he performed a set list that included 'Simply Amazing', 'Dive In', '2 Reasons', 'Heart Attack', 'Can't Be Friends' and 'Say Aah'

Trey Songz performed songs from his hit new album ‘Chapter V’ for Walmart Soundcheck. In addition, the R&B singer sat down for an exclusive in-depth interview. The set list features ‘Simply Amazing’, ‘Dive In’, ‘2 Reasons’, ‘Heart Attack’, ‘Can’t Be Friends’ and ‘Say Aah’.

During the interview, Trey discussed what he wants to do with his music, being amazed that he’s released five albums, how the album differs from his prior work, the story behind the track ‘Simply Amazing’ and the first single ‘Heart Attack’, the writing process for ‘Chapter V’ and how the most pressure he feels is from himself.

“I want to make music that can serve as a soundtrack for so many different people’s lives,” Trey explained, “and I think that’s what this album does. It opens up very sensual, very crazy, then it goes to another place of love and life and heartbreak and happiness and we go to the club a couple of times. We’re gonna make you dance, we’ll cry together, we’ll laugh together and we’re gonna love together on this album.”

On the career he’s established at 27-years-old, Trey said, “First of all it’s hard to believe I have a fifth album. I still remember my first album very vividly and ever step to get where we are here now, and every album as been about evolving, adding to my musicality, to my production value, whether it be lyrical content. I think my voice has got a lot stronger.”

Talking about how his latest effort has differed from his prior albums, Trey said, “With this ‘Chapter V’ album, I think a lot of what’s different about the album is that within two years I saw a lot of the world that I’ve never seen before. I met a lot of fans I never knew I had and realized the impact I have on people’s lives.”

Talking about ‘Heart Attack’, Songz said it “speaks on the many emotions of love. The point when loving someone isn’t easy anymore. It’s not the beginning of the relationship when you’ve had your ups and downs and you’re at a point where you’re trying to figure out if you’re gonna make it. That’s a hurtful feeling. This song is about not wanting to give that up, and I’ve definitely felt that before.”

On the ‘Chapter V’ writing process, he said it “varied from song to song. I recorded some of this album in Miami. I recorded some in New York. Some in LA. I even did some recording in Brussels, even in Australia as well. It’s such an incredible process to see a song come from nothing to audio to now a video to now a single, to a song that nobody knew you could perform to now singing it like they wrote it themselves. Sometimes I hear a track and I might write it out. Sometimes it might be already be an idea. Sometimes somebody may bring an idea incompletely to me and I’ll finish that up. For the most part, it’s amazing.”

The performances and the interview video can be viewed at View additional pictures from Trey’s visit below the cut. (more…)

Robin Thicke ‘All Tied Up’ Video

Robin Thicke 'All Tied Up'

Robin Thicke released the music video to his new single ‘All Tied Up’. The Melissa Ciampa produced song is off the Los Angeles R&B singer’s fifth studio album ‘Love After War’, out now on Star Trak/Geffen. Watch the Ryan Pallotta directed video via Vevo below.

Robin Thicke ‘Exhale (Shoop Shoop)’ Video

Robin Thicke 'Exhale'

Los Angeles R&B singer Robin Thicke is out with the music video to his cover of the Whitney Houston 1995 single ‘Exhale (Shoop Shoop)’, a non album single in tribute to the singing legend who died in February. Watch it via YouTube below.

Chris Brown ‘Don’t Wake Me Up’ Video

Chris Brown 'Don't Wake Me Up' music video

Chris Brown is out withe the music video to his new single ‘Don’t Wake Me Up’, off the Tappahannock, Virginia R&B singer’s fifth studio album ‘Fortune’, out June 29th on RCA Records. The Colin Tilley directed video was filmed in a desert last month and features Araya Nicks, who plays Brown’s love interest in the video. Watch it via YouTube below.

Brandy Gets Edgier On Her New ‘Two Eleven’ Album

Brandy singer

Brandy Norwood was on the phone with Kempire Radio’s Thank Kemp It’s Friday in an exclusive look into Brandy, “the woman” and “the brand”. During the conversation, Brandy talked about everything from her new music, working with Chris Brown, what to expect for the music video for ‘Put It Down’, her idol Whitney Houston to motherhood and love.

“I’ve always sang about love, I’ve always sang about the things that have happened in my life, things that I see other people experience,” Brandy said about what to expect from her sixth studio album ‘Two Eleven’. “So in that way it’s no different because I’m the same person, it’s just that I’m just a little bit older now. This album is about just the risque of the sound. It’s so completely different than anything that I’ve done and it’s just about putting a collection of songs together that were different than my old stuff. Of course you still have some of those classic songs that fans really want and appreciate, but it’s very different for me and the subject matter is a little bit edgier.”

As for how she handles trying to deal with a pressure of a comeback after her recent albums had disappointing sales, Brandy said, “Pressure is definitely hard to deal with for anybody, but for me I try to focus on the fact that I’m here and I’m here for a purpose. When I focus on that more than the pressure I can work better, I can sing better, I can give my all better because I’m not really focusing on ‘Oh my god, I gotta have this, I gotta get this and what if this person says this.’ I’m not in that space even though I know that’s going on and I know things are being said. I know hatred is being thrown, I know love is being given as well, but I try to focus on the fact that everything that I am and everything that I have is to be a service to my people and my fans that love me out there.”

Listen to the hour long interview, which took place June 8th, via YouTube below.

Ciara ‘Sweat’ Ft. 2 Chainz

Ciara on a Spyder

Ciara has released her new single ‘Sweat’, featuring 2 Chainz. The song is off the Atlanta R&B artist’s upcoming fifth album ‘One Woman Army’. ‘Sweat’ is out on iTunes June 19th. The singer told her Twitter followers (@ciara):

Finally CSQUAD!! The Moment Uve Been Asking 4! Here’s my 1st Single Sweat Ft My Boy @2chainz Ow! Turn Up!! #CiaraSweat

Jay Sean ‘I’m All Yours’ Video Ft. Pitbull

Jay Sean 'I'm All Yours'

Jay Sean is out with the music video to his new single ‘I’m All Yours’, featuring Pitbull, off the British artist’s upcoming album ‘Worth It All’, out later this year on Cash Money/Republic Records.

“Well, you know, people who know my music, especially when I first came over to America, one of the first things that people noticed with my songs is I like to do feel-good songs,” Jay told MTV News. “And when it comes to the singles, that’s what I like to give them. And ‘I’m All Yours’ is really the epitome of all that.”

Watch the Gil Green directed video via Vevo below.

Jay Sean 'I'm All Yours'

Jay Sean: My Farts Are Unpleasant

Jay Sean

Jay Sean sat down for an “Incredibly Intimate Interview” with Fuse, where the singer confessed Michael Bolton was his musical guilty pleasure, being a guy who will cry at films without care, and how when he passes gas, he always blames someone else.

“My farts are unpleasant,” Jay said. “I consume a lot of protein for my diet. Some of it is in the form of protein powder and sometimes it doesn’t agree with my stomach. It’s not my fault. But I always, always, blame someone else. Last time I blamed someone else, I think it was in an interview. And I blamed it on the cameraman.”

Watch the interview via YouTube below.