Grammy Award winning artist Ciara stopped by Music Choice to chat with me about her “Body Party” music video (released today!), new self-titled album Ciara (out July 9th!), and lots more… you won’t want to miss the 26:30 mark where “CiCi” teaches me her famous “Ride” dance moves!
About her boyfriend, Future, and what she looks for in a man:
“I like someone who’s confident and someone who knows what they want and isn’t afraid of expressing that. I like someone who likes to have a good time. [Future] is a man — and you know what that is right away when you see it. There’s nothing like when a man is just simply being a man and shows up that way.”
About her new self-titled album:
“["Ciara"] ended up being the best title for this album in particular. The One Woman Army hasn’t gone away; I want my fans to know that. It’s now just a part of the whole movement and journey that is me. It’s a solid combination of R&B and pop. More than anything, I want you to feel something. I want you to feel authenticity, where I come from as a person.
Watch the entire Ciara Music Choice interview below:
Celebrating their all new web platform and magazine, Billboard hosted a concert in NYC that was fit for the stars!
Kicking off the night at Stage 48 was YouTube sensation Timeflies who took to the stage to perform some of their most famous covers, followed by a performance by an electric performance by Neon Trees. Just before 11 PM, E! News host Alicia Quarles introduced Grammy Award-winning rapper Ludacris who took to the stage and performed a handfull of his hottest hits including “Roll Out,” “Move Bitch,” “Yeah!” and more, while the packed crowd rocked with him.
Check out more HOT SHOTS and a clip from Ludacris Billboard Party performance…after the jump!
Nicole Richie (pictured above), joined smiley volunteers in celebrating the Bing Summer of Doing, a summer-long campaign aimed at inspiring young people to give back and volunteer in their local community during their free time this summer, by helping Bing and DoSomething.org beautify and restore the CITYarts Mosiac Peace Wall in the heart of Harlem, NY.
Richie was joined by some other notable names looking to “do something” good, including model Karlie Kloss, EXTRA’s Maria Menounos, photographer and TV personality Niguel Barker, and Kat Graham (who performed a special surprise set).
For more information on the campaign and how to give back this summer, visit Bing.com/doing and check out more HOT SHOTS from the event, after the jump!
At midnight on June 19, pop star Justin Bieber tweeted: “My new album #BELIEVE is finally Out on ITUNES and IN STORES!! Enjoy OUR ALBUM!! thank u”
We, along with Bieber fans all over the world, have been waiting for the release of this album. Justin has been teasing his third album for weeks, releasing hits that feature super stars such as Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Ludacris and finally the whole album is out just two weeks after the singer’s 18th birthday. It features dance songs, ballads, a little R&B, and shows that Bieber really is maturing with his age. Justin’s manager Scooter Braun tweeted that “Believe” is already the # 1 album on iTunes and then thanked everyone for their support and said this is “just the beginning. WOW! Looks like everyone has a serious case of Bieber Fever!
Justin Bieber has released another hit for his fans, this time featuring rapper Ludacris. “All Around the World” is the third single release from Beiber’s upcoming album “Believe” and is definitely going to be on everyone’s summer playlists. It is a catchy song featuring electronic beats that make us want to dance!
According to the TRACK LIST released in May, the album will feature other popular artists including Nicki Minaj, Drake, and Big Sean. This new style is different from what Bieber has been singing in the past, but it makes us even more excited for the album, which is set to release June 19!
What do you guys think of Beiber’s new hit?!
Hollywood hunk Zac Efron got all cleaned up for the Cinema Society & Men’s Health screening of ‘The Lucky One’ in the Big Apple! Teaming up with co-star Taylor Schilling, the two seemed to be having a blast as the Crosby Street Hotel!
“Tron” starlet Olivia Wilde stepped out incognito sporting new blonde locks for the Shorts Filmmaker Party at the new BOMBAY SAPPHIRE House of Imagination event. Reportedly for an upcoming movie role, the newly-blonde beauty appeared fresh faced and relaxed as she mingled and celebrated in support of her close friends in the Short Film Industry.
Emma Watson, wearing an embroidered Johnny Was blouse, was spotted with new flame Will Adamowicz at the Florence and the Machine performance at Coachella this week.
Actor Robert DeNiro was spotted toasting friends and supporters with a glass of Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte at the New York Academy of Art’s Tribeca Ball, where he was this year’s guest of honor. Looking dapper and proud, Mr. DeNiro accepted the honor amongst a stylish crowd of attendees that included Mary Kate Olsen, Kim Cattrall, Solange Knowles, and Padma Lakshmi.
Goldie Hawn, who was among the honorees for her efforts with The Hawn Foundation caught up with close friend, Donna Karan and President and CEO of Turnaround Dr. Pamela Cantor. Chris Cuomo acted as event emcee and Bronson Van Wyck designed the gala at the Turnaround For Children’s Third Annual Impact Awards Dinner at The Plaza Hotel in New York City.
Chris Masterson spotted with a group of friends at AGENCY this week listening to resident DJ Travis Emmons. Also spotted was Mark Salling, making his way into the venue incognito, donning all black and a beanie around 12:30 AM.
The stars are flocking to California’s hottest luxury nail salon Bellacures. Everyone from Jennifer Garner to Hilary Duff and what almost seems like the entire cast of Glee, including Lea Michelle and just this past week Dianna Agron and Naya Rivera. Dianna’s purple nails added a pop of color to her black and white outfit.!
Despite the boiling temperatures, Ke$ha did a lap around the pool at The Saguaro “Desert Weekender” pool party presented by HELLO STRANGER and dubFrequency, stopping to take a photo before heading out to Coachella Music Festival.
FOR MORE STAR SIGHTINGS THIS WEEK, KEEP READING…
My friends at MasterCard have offered me the opportunity to send one lucky MJ reader (and a their guest) to the GRAMMY Nominations Concert and after party in Los Angeles on Wednesday, November 30th!!!
All you have to do to enter is follow me @MicahJesse and tweet me with your most “priceless” music moment using #PricelessNY, “Like” the MasterCard Facebook page and leave a comment below why you should get these coveted tickets. I will randomly pick someone on November 28. An example tweet below:
My most priceless music moment is/was/has been [X]! Please pick me @MicahJesse! http://bit.ly/vmqors #PricelessNY
Performers at “The GRAMMY® Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night®” will include Ludacris, Lupe Fiasco, GRAMMY-winning duo Sugarland, country artist Jason Aldean and five-time GRAMMY® winner Lady Gaga (just to name a few) and will be hosted by LL Cool J at The Nokia Theatre at L.A. LIVE.
This is your chance to live like the rock-star you really are!
Giveaway ends at 10AM PST on 11/28. Good luck and can’t wait to hear about your “priceless” music moments!!
***Contest winner must live in/around Los Angeles or be able to provide their own transportation & lodging to and from the event.
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