Christina Aguilera Sings ‘At Last’ at Etta James’ Funeral [Video]

Christina Aguilera paid tribute to her idol, Etta James, as the blues legend was laid to rest at a Los Angeles-area church today.  Dressed in all black, the pop star belted out James’ classic “At Last,” sharing some heartfelt words with the congregation.

“I have to first of all say what an amazing honor it is for me to have been welcomed here today, invited here, to pay tribute to the great Ms. Etta James,” said an emotional Christina.  “I went around the world throughout all my career saying that Ms. Etta James was my favorite singer in the whole wide world.”

New Music: Meek Mill & Wale – The Motto (Freestyle)

Maybach Music Group takes a shot of their own remix of Drake’s ‘The Motto’ with Meek Mill and Wale pulling up the forefront of hot bars.  These are some of the hardest working artists in the industry and their grind will never cease to rise as they continue to obtain more and more status and notoriety in the music industry.  Enough about my thoughts, turn your speakers up loud and clear so you can prepare yourselves for the fire before you!

Will and Jada Producing a Reality Show

Will and Jada are hooking up with Simon Cowell to produce an American Idol type show for DJs called “DJ Superstar”.
Simon says,

“We’ve been working on this show for over a year and we wanted to partner with the right people.”
“DJs are the new rock stars. It feels like the right time to make the show.”

The Night Kanye Crashed

DJ Whoo Kid explains the circumstances surrounding Kanye West’s infamous 2002 car crash. Apparently a studio session with Ludacris went wrong and Kanye sped off in a huff…
Whoo tells This is 50.com,

“We were all in the studio and Luda was in town. He fucking came to the studio and was like, ‘I gotta go to fuckin’ L.A.X. so I gotta do the verse.’ So, what happened was Kanye saw Luda and he’s a fan. So, Kanye goes in the booth and he’s rapping. Like, he was rapping for like an hour. Luda didn’t know Kanye that well at the time so Luda was like, ‘What the fuck is going on? I came to do this song. Yo, Whoo Kid, I’m here to do your shit. I’m out of here.’ I got nervous because I really wanted to get this shit done. I was like, ‘What? You leaving?’ I ran in there like, ‘What you doing, [Kanye]? Get out there and play that beat, yo!’ So Kanye’s looking crazy. What made it worse is, by the time he got out there, Luda picked a Red Spyda beat,”

Whoo Kidd recalls Kanye peeling out of the parking lot thoroughly heated about how things turned out and the next thing they heard Kanye was in the hospital.

 

 

Houston Honoring Beyonce With Statue

Armdeonce Ventures has teamed up with the city of Houston to honor Beyoncé with a statue which will  be unveiled before the end of the year.

The project is looking for corporate and private sponsors for the project and in  addition to the statue, proceeds will go to charities including Music for  America, the Grammy Cares Foundation, Hurricane Katrina victims, Tennessee,  Alabama, and Mississippi flooding  victims.

New Music: Chris Brown – ‘Turn Up the Music’

Chris Brown cranks up the volume on “Turn Up the Music,” the second single from his fifth album Fortune, due this spring. The party anthem boasts a throbbing electro-house beat and an undeniable hook.

“If you sexy and you know it, put your hands up in the air,” chants Breezy over the synth-heavy production, which is bound to become the soundtrack for clubgoers everywhere.

Adele is Killing the Game!! Some Billboard Tidbits

Via Billboard

Adele’s “Set Fire to the Rain” takes over atop the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, dethroning Rihanna’s “We Found Love,” featuring Calvin Harris, after 10 weeks and making history in the process.

As Adele’s set “21” leads the Billboard 2oo Album chart for the 17th week, “Fire” is the third single to top the Hot 100 while “21” has sat atop the album tally. First single “Rolling in the Deep” began a seven-week Hot 100 reign the week of May 21, 2011, when “21” was in its sixth week in charge of the Billboard 200.

Follow-up “Someone Like You” crowned the Hot 100 the week of Sept. 17, 2011. In the song’s fifth and final week at No. 1 (Nov. 5), “21” returned to the Billboard 200 apex for a 13th frame.

With “21” at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 four another four weeks as of this week, “Fire” (Adele’s third career Hot 100 topper) makes the set the first by a single artist to have led the Billboard 200 concurrently with three Hot 100 No. 1s