|The raunchy displays of Rihanna's "Good Girl Gone Bad" tour continued to wreck havoc this week, not long after she canceled three of her UK gigs due to illness. Here she was shaking that intoxicated derrière of hers when she performed at the SECC in Glasgow:
If I didn't know who she was and I was at a stripper joint, I would never have guessed she was just 19 years old. I guess she's just flaunting what she has or more importantly, living up to her 'Good Girl Gone Bad' image. I aint mad at her though. The record business is about selling yourself and that includes being sexy, but at the same time you also need to know your limits as well.
Her outfits seem to get raunchier and raunchier, the type of dominatrix outfit that most women would normally reserve for their men behind closed doors. But if she can get away with it on stage and makes more than one man happy, why the hell not? Does she look skank? It depends what your definition of skank is. I do think she could stand to tone it down just a little.
Alicia Keys performed at the press room of Z-100's Jingle Ball yesterday:
She belted out previous hits including smash hit 'No One'. So let's chalk everything up. Her latest new album As I Am has sold more than 1.6 million copies in the U.S. in only its first month of release (she is HALF way to selling 2 million copies in the US, wow!). And last week she captured two Grammy nominations for her single "No One," which tops six individual Billboard charts this week. Altogether she has taken home nine Grammy awards since her debut Songs in A Minor back in 2001.
This coming year, she is nominated for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for "No One." She is also nominated for the songwriter's award Best R&B Song for the same song. Her album As I Am was not released in time for a Grammy nomination at this coming awards ceremony, however the album will be eligible for the 2009 ceremony. If her album made the deadline, I am 200% certain she would have CLEANED UP.
This week on Billboard, "No One" is one of music's hottest tracks, spanning across six different chartings. She takes the lead in Rythmic Top 40, Hot R&B/Hip Hop Airplay and Hot Adult R&B Airplay. She sits comfortably on the top of three general categories as well. Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs is an R&B only chart, where digital sales and airplay are combined for that genre alone. Ms Keys not only has "No One" at the top of the chart, her second single "Like You'll Never See Me Again" jumps from No. 9 to No. 3, giving her two singles in the top three slots. AMAZING.
Lastly, Beyonce and fella Jay-Z were spotted at the New Jersey Nets vs Cleveland Cavaliers NBA basketball game in East Rutherford, New Jersey, December 14, 2007:
Beyonce has took much horse tail on her head. It looks like she just threw it on because she didn't have the time to check herself. For those interested, New Jersey actually won that game. Keep it locked.
Labels: ALICIA KEYS, BEYONCE KNOWLES, RIHANNA