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The 10 Most Disappointing Albums of 2013

December 26th, 2013 11:00am EST
Britney Jean
Throughout 2013, I’ve had the opportunity to review lots of albums.  Some were extremely special (Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City among ‘em), while others were D-I-S-A-P-P-O-I-N-T-I-N-G. Not to be a negative noodle or kill anyone’s happy vibe, but sometimes artists lay an egg… a really rotten one.   Not every album here is just awful, but contextually, they didn’t quite live up to the hype.  Some were rotten eggs though!

1) Britney Spears

 Britney Jean

Keeping it short and sweet, Britney Spears at times lacked fierceness on Britney Jean.  “Work B*tch” was great and “Perfume”...
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2013 Album Playlist: Favorites, Least Favorites, and Honorable Mentions - Part 2

October 12th, 2013 9:10pm EDT
I Am Not a Human Being II
Welcome all who dare to part deux of my Favorites, Least Favorites, and Honorable Mentions of 2013 for all who dare to enter the brentmusicreviews zone! Ha… If you missed the first part (Favorites, Least Favorites, and Honorable Mentions of 2013, Part 1), you should like totally check out my favorites from 2013, ‘cause there was some awesome albums.  If you’re not one for positivity and optimism, maybe you’re just checking this out because some you enjoy skepticism, criticism, and the occasional, um, cynicism.  Regardless, let me remind you how I started off my previous post:

As I look o...
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The-Dream Named Vice President Of A&R At Def Jam Records

October 9th, 2012 7:19pm EDT
The-Dream
R&B hit-maker The-Dream has been appointed to the management team at hip-hop label Def Jam Records to help scout out new talent.

The singer/songwriter, who is responsible for penning Justin Bieber's smash hit Baby and Rihanna's Umbrella, will serve as Executive Vice President of A&R (artists and repertoire) at the label and will help to oversee current and new projects by its roster of artists.

A statement released by the star reads: "I am committed as I have been previously to bringing the power of belief in the artist back to the forefront. I share a unique view of an artist and as we...
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The-Dream Says He Wrote Gwyneth Paltrow's 'Racist' Tweet

June 6th, 2012 2:06pm EDT
The-Dream
Rapper The-Dream has stepped forward and claimed that he, not Gwyneth Paltrow, wrote a Twitter message that has created a firestorm of users saying the actress is racist.

The star accompanied her best pal Beyonce to watch the singer's husband Jay Z perform with Kanye West during their Watch The Throne tour stop in Paris, France on Friday, and she was overjoyed to be invited up onstage during a special remix of their single N**gas in Paris - which they performed a whopping 11 times in a row.

Later, there was a photo of her dancing alongside the rappers on Twitter with the caption, "Ni**as ...
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The-Dream Says Rihanna Was The Driving Force Behind Chris Brown Duet

February 23rd, 2012 8:59am EST
The-Dream
Producer The-Dream has revealed it was Rihanna's idea to include Chris Brown on her X-rated track Birthday Cake.

The Umbrella singer risked a backlash by collaborating with her abusive ex-boyfriend on the controversial single, which she debuted online on her 24th birthday on Monday.

The sexually-charged duet has been criticized by fans and critics alike but The-Dream, who wrote the song, insists Rihanna knew exactly what response she would provoke by inviting Brown to contribute vocals.

He tells RapFix Live, "At the end of the day, she's my friend, so whatever she wants to do is whate...
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Lauren London Insists She's Not Pregnant With The-Dream's Baby

November 28th, 2011 8:50am EST
Lauren London
Lil Wayne's ex-girlfriend Lauren London has dismissed reports she's pregnant with The-Dream's child.

The model/actress, who has a two-year-old son named Lennox with Wayne, was rumored to have enjoyed a fling with producer/singer The-Dream and fallen pregnant with his baby.

But she has shot down the claims, insisting there's nothing romantic about her relationship with the ex-husband of singer Christina Milian.

Taking to Twitter, London writes, "Morning Rumors. Blah blah blah. No I'm not pregnant or Nor (sic) do I even know the Dream like that. Now back to real life. God Bless."

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Christina Milian & The-Dream Are Officially Divorced

October 23rd, 2011 5:00pm EDT
Christina Milian
Christina Milian is officially a single woman again after a judge in Los Angeles finalised her divorce from music producer The-Dream.

The couple eloped in September 2009 but split in February 2010, just days before the birth of daughter Violet, amid allegations of The-Dream's infidelity.

A divorce settlement was reached in November, and a judge at L.A. County Superior Court has now officially dissolved the marriage.

The decree was given earlier this week, according to TMZ.com.
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The-Dream Offers Free Album To Fans

August 2nd, 2011 10:15pm EDT
The-Dream
R&B singer/producer The-Dream is thanking his fans for their support by giving away an album for free as they await his next official release.

The man behind Rihanna's smash hit Umbrella and Beyonce's Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) is currently working on the follow-up to last year's Love King.

But the Def Jam Records disc, tentatively titled The Love, IV (Diary of a Madman), has been delayed due to "contract negotiations" and is now not scheduled to hit retailers until the end of the year - so The-Dream is offering devotees the chance to download 10 tracks free of charge.

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Lil Wayne’s Ex-Girlfriend Nivea To Launch Charity For Teen Moms

July 11th, 2011 8:37am EDT
Nivea
Lil Wayne's ex-girlfriend Nivea is launching her own charity to provide support and guidance for troubled teen moms.

The R&B singer, 29, was prompted to take action after researching the numbers of young American girls having kids in difficult situations, and she wants to reach out to them and offer words of wisdom.

Nivea is particularly enthusiastic to help those abandoned by their families and forced to live in homeless shelters.

She tells Sister 2 Sister magazine, "I'm starting up a charity... I would really like to talk to these young girls. I'm hearing so much about girls in thes...
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Lil Wayne's Ex-Girlfriend Nivea Arrested For DUI

June 21st, 2011 8:49am EDT
Nivea
Lil Wayne's ex-girlfriend Nivea was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and reckless driving over the weekend after she allegedly crashed into a tree in Atlanta, Georgia.

The R&B singer, who has a child with Wayne, had attended a wedding reception on Saturday night and was driving home after the event in the early hours of Sunday morning, Nivea, who was previously married to The-Dream, reportedly crashed her Mercedes into a tree trunk which had fallen down following a recent storm in the area, according to TMZ.com.

When cops arrived at the scene, she allegedly had "bloo...
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Are The-Dream & Christina Milian Back Together?

April 8th, 2011 8:43am EDT
Christina Milian
Divorced R&B couple The-Dream and Christina Milian have sparked rumors of a reconciliation after they were spotted enjoying a vacation together in Las Vegas.

The producer, real name Terius Nash, filed for divorce just days before the birth of the couple's daughter, Violet, in February 2010, amid allegations of his infidelity. Their five-month marriage was officially declared over in November.

Singer Milian subsequently opened up about the marriage disaster, telling Latina magazine, "I've been to hell and back, but I survived... I tried to be someone I wasn't because I wanted my marriage t...
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Christina Milian And The-Dream To Fight Over Justin Bieber's 'Baby'

February 1st, 2011 7:37am EST
Christina Milian
Christina Milian and The-Dream are heading back to court to fight over the rights to Justin Bieber's hit song Baby, just months after agreeing to a "peaceful" divorce settlement.

The singer/producer filed for divorce just nine days before Milian gave birth to their first child, daughter Violet, last February, insisting the relationship was "irretrievably broken". They avoided an ugly legal battle by agreeing to an amicable divorce settlement last November.

A lawyer for Milian said at the time, "Ms. Milian strongly believes that peaceful resolution is better for their child and that (sic) ...
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Kanye West Encouraged Kim Kardashian To Launch Music Career

January 20th, 2011 8:50am EST
Kanye West
Kim Kardashian has credited Kanye West with kick starting her new-found music career - because the rapper encouraged the socialite to step into the recording studio.

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star teamed up with R&B producer The-Dream last year to work on her debut album, but admits she wouldn't have considered the studio sessions without West's words of wisdom.

She tells MTV.com, "OK, I'm not a singer, this isn't what I do. I have too much other stuff going on. (I thought) 'Is this really something safe for me to do?'"

"Kanye was actually one of the people who really talke...
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Christina Milian Shows Off New Long, Beautiful Tresses

January 3rd, 2011 4:00pm EST
Christina Milian
Christina Milian showed up to the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Grand Opening with super long hair over the weekend. What do you think of her look?

The singer has no plans to return to the dating scene anytime soon because she's enjoying life as a single woman following her split from husband The-Dream. Their relationship broke down and they parted ways at the end of 2009, before Milian gave birth to daughter Violet in February.

The estranged couple is currently in the process of divorcing and Milian admits she's using her newfound single life to focus on her own needs and those of her b...
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2010 Year In Entertainment Review: July

January 2nd, 2011 9:00am EST
Mel Gibson
Love was in the air in July as a host of celebrities walked down the aisle - Spanish stars Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem tied the knot in the Bahamas, while Emily Blunt became Mrs. John Krasinski after marrying The Office star in romantic Como, Italy.

A pregnant Alicia Keys said 'I do' to Swizz Beatz, while Orlando Bloom and Australian model Miranda Kerr became husband and wife in a secret ceremony. Wedding bells also rang in Georgia as country sweetheart Carrie Underwood married her hockey hunk, Mike Fisher.

But there was also plenty of heartache in Hollywood - Kelly Osbourne called of...
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Spotlight On Celebrity Babies Of 2010

December 28th, 2010 8:00am EST
Celebrity Babies 2010
A bunch of our favorite celebrities welcomed babies this year, including a very special adoption by America's sweetheart Sandra Bullock. And of course, the baby names were fantastic, including Egypt, Liberty, and Eddy and Nelson, to name a few.

Check who popped one out this year!

Matthew McConaughey and his wife Camilla had a daughter on January 3 they named Vida Alves.

Mark Wahlberg and his wife had Grace Margaret on January 11.

"Top Chef" host Padma Lakshmi struggled with medical problems, but finally on February 20 welcomed Krishna Thea.

Christina Milian and The Dream have sin...
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Christina Milian: 'I'm Staying Single For A Long Time'

November 11th, 2010 3:16pm EST
Christina Milian
R&B singer Christina Milian has no plans to return to the dating scene anytime soon - because she's enjoying life as a single woman following her split from husband The-Dream.

The Dip It Low star fell pregnant with singer/producer The-Dream's child last year and they eloped in September 2009 after a whirlwind romance.

However, their relationship broke down and they parted ways at the end of 2009, before Milian gave birth to daughter Violet in February. The estranged couple is currently in the process of divorcing and Milian admits she's using her newfound single life to focus on her own ...
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Kim Kardashian To Launch Singing Career?

November 2nd, 2010 8:03am EDT
Kim Kardashian
Socialite and reality TV star Kim Kardashian has reportedly teamed up with The-Dream to record her debut album.

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star is said to have recruited the R&B producer to guide her in the studio as she lays down vocals for a new disc.

And Kardashian has impressed The-Dream with her singing.

A source tells TMZ.com, "Kim's got a really good voice."

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Christina Milian Got Something On Her Dress

July 27th, 2010 7:08pm EDT
Christina Milian
Newly single Christina Milian and tennis ace Serena Williams hooked up for a night out at Angels & Demons in Los Angeles on Monday. Christina looked ready to find a new man in a sexy tight brown dress...

Wait a second... looks like Christina got something on the front of her dress already! But did she get something on the dress a la Monica Lewinsky, or did she pull a Fergie?

The singer split from producer The-Dream less than a year after the couple wed in Las Vegas. They eloped in September, and Milian announced she was pregnant with her new husband's child weeks later.

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The-Dream Tried To Kill Himself Following Break Up With Christina Milian

July 17th, 2010 2:00pm EDT
The Dream
Music producer The-Dream has opened up about his "failed" marriage to singer Christina Milian, confessing he attempted suicide in the wake of the break-up.

The R&B stars eloped in September, and Milian announced she was pregnant with her new husband's child weeks later.

They exchanged vows for a second time in Rome, Italy, in December and welcomed daughter Violet in February.

But questions about the union surfaced earlier this month when photos of The-Dream and his assistant holidaying in the Caribbean were published, and it has since been confirmed that the couple split late last year.
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Christina Milian's Dream Is Over

July 12th, 2010 9:53pm EDT
Christina Milian
Singer Christina Milian has split from producer The-Dream less than a year after the couple wed in Las Vegas.

The R&B stars eloped in September and Milian announced she was pregnant with her new husband's child weeks later.

They exchanged vows for a second time in Rome, Italy in December and welcomed daughter Violet in February.

But the union wasn't to be and the marriage was over almost as soon as it began - although the couple chose to keep the news under wraps for the sake of their baby girl.

Milian and her beau even posed for a magazine photoshoot in April, introducing their newborn...
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Ciara's Denim Dress - Hot Or Not?

June 21st, 2010 8:17pm EDT
Ciara
Ciara celebrated her friend LaLa Vasquez's bachelorette party at Lux Nightclub in Miami over the weekend, and she definitely makes denim look sexy; but, well, denim's kinda cheap, right? Back in March, the singer wore a pair of jeans that looked like they came straight from Walmart's closeout rack. She looks like she just got off a bus from 1987 except she's not wearing a ponytail on the side of her head.

The good pals dined at Prime One Twelve steakhouse and later partied at LUX nightclub on South Beach. Ciara tweeted, "Grand Lux Club in Miami is going to be Nuts!! U don't want to miss th...
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Mariah Carey And The-Dream Sued Over Their Duet

May 21st, 2010 8:41am EDT
Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey and The-Dream are facing legal action over their duet My Love from a production duo alleging they wrote the song.

Preston Marshall and Demario Driver have filed a lawsuit against the singers and record label Island Def Jam for copyright infringement, seeking $450,000 in damages, according to YoRaps.com. The producers claim they emailed their song Are You The One to music executive Jeff Huffman in 2008 only to hear a version of it on The-Dream's album Love vs. Money the following year.

Marshall explains, "I sent the song to (Huffman) via email. I never heard back from him. (...
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The-Dream Defends His Aaliyah Cover

May 19th, 2010 2:30pm EDT
The-Dream
R&B singer The-Dream has defended his decision to remake a song by the late Aaliyah, insisting he recorded the track because he still "really misses" the star.

The-Dream, real name Terius Youngdell Nash, released his version of the 1996 hit One In A Million on Tuesday and was subsequently accused of disrespecting Aaliyah, who died in a plane crash in 2001.

However, he's adamant he had the best intentions when he covered the song.

In a series of posts on his Twitter.com page, he writes, "No one will ever sing Aaliyah's One In A Million like she did! Definitely not me. I did that becaus...
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Ciara's Slinky Blue Dress & Clunky High-Heels - Hot Or Not?

April 13th, 2010 7:30pm EDT
Ciara
Check out the calves on Ciara at the "Death at a Funeral" Los Angeles premiere yesterday. She's flexing some muscle, and we like it!

Those shoes she's wearing look really heavy - maybe that's how she got such toned calves.

The songstress recently revealed that the follow-up to her 2009 album "Fantasy Ride" is titled "Basic Instinct." She explained that the album is "even more sensual, confident, and cocky...in a fun way." It's expected to be released this summer.

"Ride" is the first single from "Basic Instinct." The song was produced by Christopher "Tricky" Stewart and The-Dream and i...
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Christina Milian Unveils Photo Of Daughter Violet, Talks About Losing Baby Weight

April 8th, 2010 11:39am EDT
Christina Milian
Meet Christina Milian's daughter, Violet.

The singer, 28, and husband of six months, producer The-Dream, 32, welcomed the girl, their first child, Feb. 26 -- and they debut her adorable first photo in the new Us Weekly on newsstands now).

"She’s got a lot of personality!" Milian, 28, tells Us Weekly of Violet. "She laughs a lot!"

The Grammy-nominated singer, who had a C-section after 19 hours of labor, tells Us Weekly she has lost 27 of the 45 pounds she gained. "I've been eating salads and fruit like crazy," she says.

She says she plans to breast-feed for a year. "I’m surprised how hun...
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Christina Milian & The-Dream Welcome Baby Daughter

March 1st, 2010 11:34pm EST
Christina Milian
Christina Milian and music producer The-Dream are celebrating after the singer gave birth to the couple's first child together.

The R&B stars welcomed little Violet into the world on Friday, and report the baby already has "a full head of hair".

Milian announced her pregnancy in October, just weeks after secretly marrying the producer/singer in Las Vegas.

Violet is Milian's first child, while The-Dream, real name Terius Nash, already has a four-year-old daughter and three-year-old twin sons from his previous marriage to singer Nivea.
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The-Dream & Christina Milian To Name Unborn Daughter Violet

February 24th, 2010 10:23am EST
The-Dream
R&B couple The-Dream and Christina Milian are expecting a baby girl they will name Violet. Milian announced her pregnancy in October, just weeks after secretly marrying the producer/singer in Las Vegas.

She is due to give birth this weekend and The-Dream reveals their first child together will be a little girl.

He tells MTV.com, "The baby will be here Sunday, no later than Sunday! It's a girl, Violet will be her first name."

And the star, real name Terius Nash, is already spoiling the tot with lavish toys before the kid is even born: "The baby already has a car, I got a house just for th...
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Mariah Carey's 'Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel' Set For Sept. 29 Release

September 18th, 2009 7:23pm EDT
Mariah Carey
After setting a long list of new chart records with her most recent hit "Obsessed," interna­tional superstar Mariah Carey, the top-selling female recording artist in history, now follows-up with her remake of Foreigner's classic "I Want To Know What Love Is" as the second single pick from her forthcoming new album on Island Records, "Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel".

The special 2-CD package – disc one containing the full album, enhanced disc two containing four remixes plus two videos – is scheduled to arrive in-stores on September 29th. On Friday, September 18th, Mariah will make a spe...
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This Week's Music News: Chris Brown On Larry King, Jay-Z's Blueprint 3 Leak, More

September 1st, 2009 11:24am EDT
Chris Brown On Larry King
Goodbye August, hello September. Saying goodbye to the sunny skies and carefree feeling of the summer is always tough, but with a new season comes new music from some of your favorite artists. The passing of DJ AM, Chris Brown on Larry King, Jay-Z's leaked Blueprint 3, and the new video from Drake and Trey Songz rounds out this week's music news.

The music world bids farewell to DJ AM

"New York, New York. Big city of dreams, but everything in New York ain't always what it seems"; this was the last tweet from DJ Am three days before he passed. The music world gasped when it was announce...
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