Download “I Want Your Love” from Anoop Desai’s upcoming project Zero.0 for FREE. Get it HERE. Anoop will be leaking a song a week until Zero.0 drops on March 23. A high fidelity version will be available on iTunes on April 20.
Season 9 Idol, Aaron Kelly has a new website. Check it out HERE.
Adam Lambert tweets, “Writing hits w Ryan Tedder! He wrote Sleepwalker…. This guy is one of the greats! And so chill too.”
Tim Urban performs at the Victoria K and Friends 4th Annual Country Music Festival – Benefit Concert on Saturday March 5 in Hudson FL.
Jessica Simpson Is a ‘Frontrunner’ to Judge The X Factor
Although buzz about which celebrities could join Simon Cowell’s new show The X Factor is already going strong, a new name has been added to the mix: Jessica Simpson is a frontrunner to become one of the judges alongside Cowell, a show insider tells PEOPLE.
“There [are] loads of conversations happening at the moment, ” says the source. “No one has been offered a judging role yet as new names keep coming forward who want the role, but there are some frontrunners and it’s fair to say Jessica is one of them. She’s very keen.”
Is that you, Papa Simpson. LOL. Weren’t there fake reports about her becoming an AI judge?
Country singer Pickler to headline NCAA festival
INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA Women’s Final Four basketball tournament will host a free festival headlined by country music star Kellie Pickler.
The former “American Idol” finalist will perform April 2 in the Indianapolis Convention Center along with Indiana native Casey Jamerson, who will perform the same day as part of the “Tourney Town” festivities.
Read more at the Washington Post
Exclusive: Simon Cowell Bans Idol-Sponsor Coca Cola from X Factor
Simon Cowell, 51, didn’t just quit American Idol. Sources tell UsMagazine.com the acid-tongued Brit also dumped one of the show’s biggest advertisers, Coca Cola.
With Pepsi signing on as the official sponsor of Cowell’s upcoming talent contest, The X Factor, he has gone to extreme lengths to show his new allegiance. “Simon has had his staff and housekeeps clear out all the Coca Cola products in his homes and offices to make way for Pepsi, ” says a source close to the star.
Read more at US
Simon Cowell ‘couldn’t care less’ what Steven Tyler says about him
According to The Mirror in England, Tyler said: “I think one of the biggest problems was Simon hurt people. His comments were nasty. It was too much. I’ve tried to be myself and be different to Simon. If people like it, then that’s great.”
Cowell, in Los Angeles preparing for opening auditions of The X Factor there on March 27, feigned hurt when asked about Tyler’s comments: “Poor Simon.” Reverting to form, he then said, “I couldn’t care less.”
Read more at USA Today
Cee Lo Green Didn’t Shun The X Factor
Last month, UK’s Daily Mail reported that singer Cee Lo Green, 36, turned down a gig on Simon Cowell’s new talent contest, The X Factor, but a rep for the show tells UsMagazine.com that’s not the case.
“A meeting with Cee Lo did take place and the show was discussed, but he was never offered a role, ” says the rep.
Read more at US
South By Southwest: Join Idolator At Our Pray For Pop Party!
We’re headed to Texas, y’all! Idolator and BuzzMedia will be two-stepping to Austin later this month to join up with the music faithful at South By Southwest, Austin’s annual movie, music and tech fest. Idolator’s official Pray For Pop party goes down from 2-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 17 at The PureVolume House on 5th and Trinity Street.
And what’s a party without some live music? We’re tickled pink to announce the exciting and eclectic mix of artists on our lineup: Circus performer turned singer-songwriter Neon Hitch; quirky British songbird Eliza Doolittle; suave R&B crooner Miguel; lovely Danish electro-pop darling Oh Land; and American Idol runner-up Crystal Bowersox (though she’s totally the winner of Season 9 in our book).
Read more at Idolator
Carrie Underwood poses with the MDA Goodwill Ambassador, “Abbey’s recruiting more MDA Muscle Team superstars! Here she is with Grammy winner Carrie Underwood.”
CRS 2011 Photos: UMG, Big Machine, Sony Music Nashville
In an unofficial kick-off to CRS 2011 last night, RCA Nashville artist Jake Owen and BNA Records newcomer Casey James performed new music from their forthcoming albums for a crowd of country radio programmers and music industry guests at Margaritaville. This will be the third studio album for Jake and debut album for Casey—both set to release later this year. Pictured (L-R): RCA Nashville VP National Promotion Keith Gale, Sony Music Nashville Senior VP Promotion Skip Bishop, Academy of Country Music CEO Bob Romeo, Owen, Sony Music Nashville Chairman and CEO Gary Overton, James, BNA Records VP National Promotion Bryan Frasher.
See the Photo at Music Row
Jennifer Hudson’s Beverly Hills Baby
Jennifer Hudson takes her son David Otunga Jr. along with her as she goes shopping with her friends on Monday (February 28) in Beverly Hills, Calif.
At the 2011 Oscars, the 29-year-old singer was asked about her tangerine Atelier Versace dress. “As soon as I walked in, I said, ‘That’s my dress, ’” she said.
See the photos at Just Jared
Blake Lewis Behind The Scenes Of DJ’s Dan’s “Operator” Video
More at Yahoo Music
Sony Corp. president Sir Howard Stringer officially announces what had been rumored for months: Morris will replace Sony Music chairman Rolf Schmidt-Holtz.
A staff-wide memo from Sony Corporation president Sir Howard Stringer confirms what had been rumored for months: Universal Music Group chairman Doug Morris is heading to Sony Music as Chief Executive Officer. He replaces outgoing chairman Rolf Schmidt-Holtz, who will depart the company at the end of his contract on March 31. Morris will start on July 1.
Read more at the Hollywood Reporter
First Look at Ryan’s New Reality Show “The Dance Scene” Starring Laurieann Gibson [VIDEO]
“The Dance Scene” premieres on Sunday, April 10 at 10:30/9:30c on E!