NEWS BITS WEEK OF JUNE 29

BEYONCE

Beyonce Opens US Dates With A “Hova” As The Top Guest

Beyonce kicked of the summer dates of her I Am…Tour at NYC’s Madison Square Garden on Sunday, June 21st.  She opened with ‘Crazy In Love’ and surprised the audience with a very special guest.  Wonder who it was…find out & watch a video of the performance HERE.  Who would be your ideal guest star on stage with B?

 

Beyonce & Solange to Perform Benefit Concert

Beyonce and Solange will hit the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN on July 16th to benefit the Charles & Phyllis Newman Foundation and The Survivor Foundation.  The divas hope to garner support for the organizations.  Click HERE for ticket information and to learn more about the organizations & Beyonce’s involvement.  Which song would you want to see the sisters duet?

 

Beyonce MSG Concert Review

Did you miss Beyonce’s show at NYC’s Madison Square Garden?  The Examiner gives a full report on the singing, dancing, fashion, and every other spectacle of the night – including the special guest.  Read what The Examiner has to say HERE.  What’s the one Beyonce song you want to see performed live?

 

Beyonce Pays Tribute To Her Hero in Philadelphia Concert

During a performance in Philadephia, PA, Beyonce took some time to remember her hero, Michael Jackson.  She described the King of Pop as her “hero” and “a genius.”  See her perform her favorite Michael Jackson song HERE.  What’s your favorite MJ song?

 

No, You’re Not Dreaming…
Preview Beyonce’s ‘Sweet Dream’ Video HERE.  What do you think of B’s latest vid?

 

When ‘Egos’ Collide…

Well, if they are Beyonce’s and Kanye’s, you get the ‘Ego Remix.’  Watch the new video for the single HERE and let us know what you think of the duo.

 

If You Like It Then You Shoulda Put A Widget On It

Get the new Beyonce widget and post it on your social network site!  Find the widget HERE.  Widgets are constantly new, so give us some feedback!

 

Beyonce is #1 in Norway!
‘Halo’ holds #1 spot in the Norwegian APC for the 7th consecutive week! Congrats Beyonce!

 

For more Beyonce news, go to beyonceonline.com/ph

 


 

BRITNEY SPEARS

Britney Spears Is Proud To Announce…

Ciara & Kristinia DeBarge will join “The Circus Starring Britney Spears” for the upcoming US & Canada tour dates, which kick off August 20th!  Ciara opened for Britney in London, but Kristinia is new to the show.  See what she had to say about joining Britney HERE.  Three ring circus, three stars – sounds about right!  Have you seen Britney’s Circus yet?  Let us know what you thought!

 

Britney Wins LOGO’s Always Next, Forever Now Award!
Britney was recently honored with the Always Next, Forever Now Award at LOGO’s NewNowNext Awards. View Britney’s acceptance speech HERE.

 

For more Britney news, go to britney.com/ph


 

CIARA

Ciara “Raps Up” Another Magazine Cover

Ciara gets to ‘Work’ on the Summer 2009 cover of Rap Up Magazine.  She also discusses her inspirations, rumors, and Britney Spears.  Get a preview of the issue and see the cover HERE.

 

Ciara Live On Pepsi Smash

Wonder what it takes to promote a hot, new album?  Well, Pepsi went along with Ciara for a day as she did interviews and press to promote Fantasy Ride. Check out the video HERE.

 

Love Sex Magic 101 – Ciara Teaches Choreography!

Check out Ciara as she teaches some young Japanese fans how to move like a superstar HERE.  How’d they do?

 

For more Ciara news, go to ciaraworld.com/ph

 


 

DANIEL MERRIWEATHER

The Key To Love & War – Friends & Futons

Dan’s debut album Love & War is quickly gaining steam, and now the years of work behind it are coming out as well.  Dan sat down with MSN to discuss the past few years of his life and his close friendship with producer Mark Ronson.  Did you know that when Dan first got to NY, he stayed on Mark’s futon?  Learn about how their friendship started and how it eventually led to Love & War HERE.  Have you listened to the album yet?

 

For more Daniel Merriwether news, go to danielmerriweather.com/

 


 

DAUGHTRY

Daughtry visits Sweden

While promoting their new album, Daughtry tells students.ch about his twitter account and how he feels connected to the fans. Read the article and watch Daughtry’s video “No Surprise” HERE.  Are you following @CHRIS_Daughtry?

 

New Daughtry Bio And Wallpapers Available!

Daughtry’s official bio has been updated. Click Here to learn about the rockers!  Also check out the new “Leave This Town” wallpapers available in the Extras section of www.DaughtryOfficial.com!

 

Daughtry is #1 in Indonesia!
‘No Surprises’ is #1 in Indonesia on CDBS this week! Congrats Daughtry!

 

August US Tour Dates Confirmed!

Daughtry have confirmed the following August concert dates – the first leg of their tour in support of their new album, Leave This Town, in stores July 14:

8/2/09 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
8/4/09 – Foxboro, MA – Showcase Live
8/7/09 – Columbus, OH – LC Pavilion
8/8/09 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
8/9/09 – Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
8/11/09 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
8/12/09 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
8/14/09 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
8/16/09 – Englewood, CO – The Gothic Theatre
8/18/09 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
8/19/09 – Los Angeles, CA – Henry Fonda Theatre
8/20/09 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
8/22/09 – Las Vegas, NV – Pure

 

Tickets will go on sale July 11.

 

For more Daughtry news, go to daughtryofficial.com/ph

 


 

THE FRAY

The Fray Already Thinking About Third Album

Although The Fray’s self-titled second album is less than six months old, the band is brainstorming for their next album.  Drummer Ben Wysocki gave Billboard some details in this interview.  Looks like The Fray’s current tour has been both inspiration and a platform for some new material; they try out new stuff on stage!  Get your tickets now to get an early listen of the next album!

 

The Fray Stay Close to Their Roots

With the Mile High Music Festival performance over, The Fray continues their nationwide tour, but they cherish the Colorado festival.  While returning home, the Denver natives used the festival to perfect their stage show.  Read what The Fray had to say about going from “sweaty rock shows” to big stage bashes as well as why Colorado will always be a part of their lives HERE.  What do you think of The Fray’s hometown pride?

 

For more The Fray news, go to blog.thefray.net/ph

 


 

GOSSIP

Check out pics from the Music for Men release party in London!

The release party for Gossip’s new album, Music for Men, was held at Dalston Superstore in London. See pics from the party on their facebook HERE.

 

Catch Gossip on Tour!

The Gossip is touring the UK for now – find out where they are headed next HERE. Where would your ideal Gossip tour spot be?

 

Glitz, Glamour, and Glitter!
Check out the latest video from the Gossip – ‘Heavy Cross’ – HERE.  Have you listened to Music For Men yet?

 

Beth Ditto Interviews Yo Majesty
XLR8R asked Beth to perform a daunting task for her first job as an interviewer: get to know the force of nature that is Yo Majesty.  Learn more about Yo Majesty and see how she did HERE!

 

For more Gossip news, go to thegossipmusic.com/

 


 

IL DIVO

Il Divo’s Rise to Stardom

The Ledger released a story on Il Divo, how the group was formed, thoughts from Simon Cowell, and the evolution the singers have experienced since coming together.  Read the article HERE.

 


 

JOHN LEGEND

John Legend To Get Foxy With India.Arie & The Planet!

We’re excited to announced that John will be joined on stage by none other than Grammy award-winning India.Arie!  The two will hit the Fabulous Fox Theater on June 30th.  Also, this tour will get the ‘Green Light,’ as John is working with the organization REVERB to make his tour is “green” and environmentally friendly.  Read about it HERE.  Do you think more concerts should be “green”?

 

John Legend talks with River Front Times

B-Sides had a chance to catch up with John Legend in the US after he returned from Spain. Find out what he said about the fans from shows thus far on the Evolver tour HERE.

 

Another Part Of The Legend – John’s Little Bro

Audiences at Saturday’s Summer Celebration in Muskegon, MI caught the first ever solo performance of John’s little brother, Vaughn Anthony, who opened for the ‘Green Light’ singer.  Learn more about Vaughn and how he plans to break into the music scene HERE.  You know what they say, the family that plays together stays together.  Have you seen Vaughn on stage with John?

 

The Legend Has Evolved

In an interview with St. Louis Today, John spoke about the direction his latest and third album Evolver has taken, John’s thoughts on it, and, of course, his fans!  Learn what the biggest challenges and rewards of recording Evolver were HERE.  What do you think of his album?

 

While In Mexico, John Was Interviewed by MSN…

And we’ve got it for you!  See what John had to say about his tour, album, and more HERE!

 

For more John Legend news, go to johnlegend.com/ph

 


 

KELLY CLARKSON

American Idol To Become American Gladiators

Well, not quite.  But, in a recent interview, American Idol Jordin Sparks admitted that, if it came down to a fight between Sparks, Kelly Clarkson, and Leona Lewis, fellow Idol Kelly would “totally kick butt!”  Way to go, Kelly!  Read all about it HERE.  It’d be a good fight…but imagine if they put on a concert!  Should that happen?  And who do you think would win in a battle of Idols?

 

Kelly’s Got Some Interviews!
Click HERE to watch her hilarious interviews with The Fix and Summerbash.  If you could interview Kelly, what would you ask her?

 

Kelly is #1 in South Africa!
“I Do Not Hook Up” is #1 on the 5FM National Top 40 in South Africa! Congrats Kelly!

 

For more Kelly Clarkson news, go to kellyofficial.com/ph

 


 

KINGS OF LEON

The Kings Keep It Gritty

Although they have proven themselves as true rockers, Kings of Leon still perform with the same power and intensity from the days when they were just a young band trying to “prove themselves,” according to News Of The World’s KOL review.  See NOTW’s analysis of their success and learn why the Nashville band consider London home HERE.

 

The Kings are #1 in Portugal!
‘Use Somebody’ is at #1 on Mega FM Rock Station in Portugal. Congrats KOL!

 

For more Kings Of Leon news, go to kingsofleon.com

 


 

METRO STATION

Metro Station In Malta

You’re a Metro Station fan and don’t have plans for summer yet? Here’s an idea: in the first week of July MTV hosts a music event in Malta called the “Isle of MTV.”  This year’s free concert features none other than Metro Station.  Get more info HERE!

 

For more Metro Station news, go to metrostationmusic.com/ph

 


 

NATASHA BEDINGFIELD

Natasha Bedingfield Joins The Melting Pot Of “Capitol Fourth”

Natasha is exciting to perform in DC this year for the “Capitol Fourth” Independence Day show!  She’ll join the likes of Aretha Franklin & the cast of ‘Jersey Boys.’  Find out how the British singer feels about performing for America’s Independence and how she plans to bring ‘Pocketful of Sunshine’ to new levels HERE.

 


 

P!NK

P!nk Gets ‘Scurvy’ During Her Visit To Bikini Bottom

P!nk will be one of the artists featured on the upcoming Spongebob’s Greatest Hits CD, which is made of nautically themed hits from the TV show as well as some new tracks.  Find out what P!nk’s track title is and who will join her on the CD HERE.  How would you imagine P!nk on Spongebob – absorbent, yellow, and porous or bad ass pirate?

 

Watch P!nk Get Sober In Brisbane

Well, perform the song at least…During her Brisbane show, P!nk hung upside downand sang ‘Sober.’  No big deal!  Check it out HERE.  After the vid, come back to read a review of that very same show HERE!  What do you think of P!nk’s trapeze show?

 


 

PAUL POTTS

Paul Potts’ is #1 in Canada!

‘La Prima Volta’ is still dominating the CATV in Korea for the 5th week in a row!!

Also, Passione has been #1 on the classical charts in Canada for 8 weeks! Congrats Paul!

 

For more Paul Potts news, go to paulpottsofficial.com

 


 

THE SCRIPT

It’s Karaoke Time With Take That!

In an interview on BBC1, The Script discussed how Take That invited them to sing karaoke after one of their shows.  See that and more HERE.  If you could sing with The Script, what song would you rock out to?

 

For more The Script news, go to thescriptmusic.com/ph

 


 

THE TING TINGS

‘That’s Not My Name’ On Q TV

‘The Ting Tings’ were in studio Q to perform a couple of tracks from We Started Nothing, including ‘That’s Not My Name.’  Check out their performance HERE.  What’s your favorite Tings song?

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