Daily Archives February 23, 2009

2009: Year of Flo Rida

2009 is shaping up to be a very good year for rapper Flo Rida. His new single ‘Right Round’ has become a hit and has recently broken all digital sales records. According to Nielsen Soundscan, the single had 636,000 digital downloads in just one week! The rapper has been predicted to have the number one song in America once the new edition of the Billboard Hot 100 is released. Congratulations to him! I already said how much I love the track despite the fact that I originally thought that he’s just another annoying rapper trying to make it big. Sometimes, sampling from the classics isn’t such a bad thing.

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Ruben Studdard Suffers American Idol Curse

The whole country may now be suffering from a recession but did you know that the fallen American Idols got in on it before everyone else? It’s a curse. Like a few of his fellow alums, Ruben Studdard is facing some financial woes after being dropped by his record label. The velvet teddy bear owes $254,119 in federal taxes. Geez! I wonder how he let his debt get that big. Moreover, I wonder how he’s going to pay for it. Maybe Simon Cowell can step in and save him just like he allegedly did for Fantasia Barrino. Oh wait, don’t let Simon know that we know he is secretly sensitive. Nobody has to know!

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2009 Brit Awards Winners Full List:

Here are the winners for this year’s Brit Awards, held at London’s Earls Court on 18 February.

2009 Brit Awards Winners Full List:

Best British male
Ian Brown
James Morrison
The Streets
*Paul Weller
Will Young

Best British female
Beth Rowley

Best British group
Girls Aloud
Take That

Best British live act
*Iron Maiden
Scouting For Girls
The Verve

Best British single
Coldplay – Viva La Vida
Duffy – Mercy
*Girls Aloud – The Promise
Leona Lewis – Better in Time
Scouting for Girls – Heartbeat

Best British Album
Coldplay – Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends
*Duffy – Rockferry
Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid
Radiohead – In Rainbows
The Ting Tings – We Started Nothing

Best British breakthrough act
Last Shadow Puppets

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Kelly Rowland to Host

Now that ‘Project Runway’ is moving to Lifetime, Bravo is getting a replacement. Former Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland, Designer Isaac Mizrahi and Senior Vice President of IMG Fashion Fern Mallis will serve as judges and host for the upcoming design show, ‘The Fashion Show’. The replacement follows professional designers as they compete for a chance to have their designs sold by a major retail outlet. The designers will face off in challenged and have their fate determined not only by the judges but also by the studio audience. Even though they tried to make it different from ‘Project Runway’, it still sounds like a rip off to me.

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