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Interview With Musician Jessica Ashley

3/21/2011 11:29am EDT
Eighteen year-old Jessica Ashley may be young, but her voice is as powerful as any experienced musician. Her new single is set to release next month and she will be taking part of the VH-1 Save The Music "Breakn' Through" Contest starting in the spring. Jessica took a few minutes with us to discuss her bright future in the music business and her debut album.

You are so young! How long have you been working in the business?
First off, I would like to thank Starpulse for taking some time out for me. I have been a fan forever!!! It is a real honor. Getting back to your question, I have been p...

New Britney Spears Music Expected In 'A Few Weeks'

8/2/2010 11:20pm EDT
Britney Spears
Producer Rodney Jerkins has teased Britney Spears fans by suggesting new music by the pop star will be released within a matter of weeks.

Representatives for the "Toxic" hitmaker's record label, Jive, confirmed in March the singer had begun work on her seventh studio album, although a release date had yet to be announced.

Hitmakers including Danja and Predator Dub Assassins have all revealed they've been in the studio with Spears and now superproducer Jerkins has hinted an announcement regarding the new material is imminent, reports

During an interview on UStream over the...

Lady Gaga's New CD To Include Lock Of Her Hair

10/31/2009 5:00pm EDT
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Lady Gaga announced the track listing for the eagerly-awaited re-release of her massively successful debut album, "The Fame", entitled "The Fame Monster". The special re-release features eight brand new songs, including the lead single "Bad Romance" and "Telephone", a duet with superstar Beyonce. The album includes production work from Rodney Jerkins, RedOne, Teddy Riley, Fernando Garibay and Ron Fair.

She also announced that she will release a collector's edition art book of "The Fame Monster". This version of the album will be released on December 15, 2009 and is the ultimate peek into...

Lady Gaga To Re-Release Debut As 'The Fame Monster' Nov. 24

10/25/2009 10:30am EDT
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Lady Gaga announced that she will release 'The Fame Monster', a re-package of her 4 million-selling album "The Fame". The album will include the entire breakthrough album 'The Fame', along with eight entirely new songs. 'The Fame Monster' (Streamline/KonLive/Cherrytree/Interscope Records), deals with the seamier side of fame, as experienced by Gaga over the course of her last history-making year. The new version will be released on November 24, 2009.

Says Lady Gaga, "On my re-release 'The Fame Monster', I wrote about everything I didn't write on 'The Fame'. While traveling the world for ...

'Michael Jackson: The Remix Suite I' Gets Digital Release; Full Album Out Oct. 27

8/25/2009 8:30am EDT
Michael Jackson Remix Suite
Universal Motown Records will release "Michael Jackson: The Remix Suite I" on Tuesday, August 25. It is the first batch of music to be unveiled from Universal Motown's innovative five-part digital suite of remixes paying homage to the most thrilling entertainer of all time.

"Michael Jackson: The Remix Suite I" boasts five exclusive new renditions of beloved tracks by Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5 remixed by five of the hottest producers in the game: Stargate ("Skywriter"), The Neptunes ("Never Can Say Goodbye"), Dallas Austin ("I Wanna Be Where You Are"), Polow Da Don ("Dancing Machi...

Diddy Announces New Album: 'Last Train To Paris' Coming In September

2/19/2009 5:00pm EST
Sean "Diddy" Combs has revealed new details of his sixth LP. The album, entitled Last Train To Paris, is slated to arrive on September 22nd. The LP features what Combs describes as electro-hip hop soul funk - welcoming in an unexpected mixture of sight and sound. "I'm ushering in a new movement called 'train music'," says Combs. "Last Train To Paris" is Diddy's follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2007 release, Press Play.

"Last Train To Paris is deeper than any of the other stuff I have ever made. It's a profound love story. It's me with my shades off. It's the truth." says...

Check Out The Pussycat Dolls' Brand New Single 'When I Grow Up'

6/1/2008 9:30am EDT
The beginning of the summer just got really hot! Check out The Pussycat Dolls brand new single "When I Grow Up" from their new album coming out later this summer. Nicole Scherzinger, Ashley Roberts, Jessica Sutta, Melody Thornton and Kimberly Wyatt are back. The Grammy-nominated quintet kicked off the beginning of the summer in a big way with performances of "When I Grow Up" on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and they'll do it again at the 2008 MTV Movie Awards on June 1. The Dolls will also been seen hosting and performing on VH1's "Maxim Hot 100"; and their E! "True Hollywood Story" premiered May 23....

Check Out Janet Jackson's 'Feedback'; New Disc Due In February

1/15/2008 4:02pm EST
Sitting across from a roaring fireplace one winter afternoon in Vail, Janet is curled up on a dark leather couch as she discusses the unlikely topic of Discipline, the title of her new album. Beyond the floor-to-ceiling window, long graceful branches of towering trees are heavy with snow. In the distance, a lift carries skiers up an imposing mountain awash in white. Janet's wearing a midnight-black sweat suit, her hair pulled back to the nape of her neck. Her body language is relaxed and her eyes are smiling. She's trim, and also a little hoarse, having just fought off a cold. The whisper-q...

Janet Jackson's 'Feedback' Debuts Jan. 7; New CD, 'Discipline,' Out Feb. 26

12/25/2007 11:00am EST
Janet Jackson
International megastar Janet Jackson, who has sold over 100 million albums worldwide and is the newest signing to the Island Def Jam Music Group, has completed her first new single for the label with hitmaking producer Rodney Jerkins. "Feedback" will impact across-the-board at all radio formats on January 7th.

Discipline, Janet Jackson's new album – and the 10th studio album of her career – is scheduled to arrive in stores on February 26th. In addition to Rodney Jerkins, the new album brings together an A-list of guest producers, including Jermaine Dupri, Ne-Yo, Stargate, Tricky Ste...

Check Out J. Holiday's First Single, 'Bed,' From New CD 'Back Of My Lac,' Due October 2

7/2/2007 1:24pm EDT
J. Holiday
Capitol Records' new R&B crooner J. Holiday debuts his first single, Bed, from his forthcoming album Back of My Lac, due in stores October 2. Bed was written by The Dream and Tricky Stewart, the pair responsible for Rihanna's Umbrella.

There are no mirrors or tricks here, no sleight of hand. When J. Holiday talks earnestly of "following my dreams" and "being in love with music," it's not a deliberately sympathetic portrayal by a partial writer. In fact, J.'s talent is matched –in rarity and intensity—only by his enthusiasm. His candor and vulnerability are refreshing, given the static,...

Natasha Is Ready Explode In 2007; Check Out Her First Single, 'So Sick'

4/4/2007 7:30pm EDT
During her junior year in high school, while working at a Subway sandwich shop, Natasha was introduced to Grammy Award-winning super producer Rodney Jerkins. Making up routines and dancing to videos in the mirror prepared her for an amazing audition for Jerkins. After seeing her sing and dance just once, Jerkins invited Natasha to his Darkchild studio to record what would ultimately become her first two smashes, "So Sick" and "Hey Hey Hey." A short time later she was signed to Jive Records through Jerkins' Darkchild Entertainment.

"I've never seen a new artist like Natasha," says Je...

Bobby Valentino Drops Hot New Single "Anonymous"; New album "Special Occasion" Out May 8

3/23/2007 12:39pm EDT
Bobby Valentino
Bobby Valentino's debut release, the self titled, Disturbing Tha Peace Presents Bobby Valentino, on DTP/Island Def Jam Records is a testament to young adult relationships from a man's point of view.

The Atlanta vocalist/songwriter's music evokes commitment, love lost, love found, in such a manner that meets approval from listeners who run the gamut from hopeless romantics to thugs with a heart.

Bobby's first single, "Slow Down," proved to be a wise choice for his foray as an adult vocalist, reaching #1 on the Billboard charts and receiving numerous nominations for Best R & B sin...

Check Out Capitol Records New R&B Artist J. Holiday's Debut Single "Be With Me"

1/8/2007 3:49pm EST
J. Holiday
"My sound is old school soul with a little mix of hip-hop," explains J. Holiday. "If I had to give it a name I would call it 'street soul.' Nowadays the 'hood has little to listen to within R&B. I want my music to be the soundtrack to their lives and beyond."

J. Holiday doesn't pull any punches when he offers his take on the current state of R&B. "Rhythm and Blues is lacking storytellers right now," insists the candid 22-year-old singer/songwriter. Holiday then pauses, name checks the late legendary singer Otis Redding as if to show his soul credentials and asks, "Where's our generatio...

Ciara Calls the Shots on Sophomore Album 'Ciara: Evolution'

9/19/2006 11:36am EDT
Multi-platinum R&B star Ciara returns with her highly anticipated sophomore album, "Ciara: The Evolution," due out December 5, 2006. Ciara has evolved from a teen who signed a record deal at only 16 years old into a young woman who has toured several countries and sold over 3 million records with her debut album. “Ciara: The Evolution” reflects all that, and more.

“Ciara: The Evolution” sees Ciara calling the shots. In addition to writing or co-writing every song on the album, she earns her first production credits, co-producing almost every track. She is joined by all star producers R...

R&B Sensation Bobby Valentino's Sophomore Album, "Special Occasion," Hits Stores September 19

8/20/2006 9:00am EDT
Bobby Valentino
R&B Sensation and male "Soul of DTP," Bobby Valentino, returns to the spotlight with the release of his highly anticipated sophomore album, "Special Occasion" which will be released by DTP/Island Def Jam on September 19th. Showcasing his vocal talents through a 14-track masterpiece, the album is beautifully balanced with harmonious, sexy, melodious ballads and mid-tempos synonymous with his signature sound. Valentino’s evolution as one of the most respected songwriters and artists today will be undeniable once listeners get a glimpse of "Special Occasion," arguably his best body of work to ...

Beyonce Has Chosen The Members Of Her New All-Female Band

6/23/2006 3:08pm EDT
Beyonce Knowles
Pop culture superstar Beyonce has completed her search for an all-female band and selected ten (plus two alternate) musicians to become her touring ensemble in support of her second solo album, "B'Day," slated for stateside release on Tuesday, September 5.

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Some 1,000 aspiring musicians showed up for open-call auditions held earlier this month in New York, Houston, Chicago, Atlanta and Los Angeles. 30 finalists were flown by Beyonce from their localities around the country into New York City to meet up with ten New York area finalists for an inten...