J Lo in control
Christina Aguilera has revealed
plans to release her new album called ‘Back To Basics’.
Her new album will be a tribute to soul, jazz and blues from the
1920 to the 40s, influenced by the likes of Billie Holiday, Otis
Redding, Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald.
Tracks disclosed by Aguilera include “I
Got Trouble”, “Candy Man” and “Nasty Naughty
Boy”. A track titled “Thank You” will sample her
hit track “Genie In A Bottle”. The album will also feature
a track called “Save Me From Myself”, dedicated to her
husband Jordon Bratman. ‘Back To Basics’ will be out
on August 15 with a single titled “Ain’t No Other Man”,
preceding its release on June 12. Aguilera’s last album was
Outkast will release the soundtrack
to their long-awaited film Idewild. The group comprising Big Boi
and Andre 3000 will release the album on August 22 in the US. It
was scheduled for release on Valentine’s Day, but was postponed.
The film is set in the 1930s and will star Outkast with Patti LaBelle
and Macy Gray. Meanwhile a song titled “Mighty O”, apparently
from the soundtrack was leaked online.
No – there is no change at the No.1 spot
on the UK singles chart for a seventh consecutive week with “Crazy”
by Gnarls Barkley. The song now equals the seven week run at the
top of the chart last time for “(Is This The Way To) Amarillo”
by Tony Christie.
At the No.2 position this week is the high climber
“Control Myself” by LL Cool J, featuring Jennifer Lopez
or J-Lo as some people prefer to call her. The song jumped 13 places
from its debut position last week. By now it is clear that the reason
for the sky jump is the physical release of the song.
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“Control Myself” was one of the most
anticipated rap tracks of the year. It is LL Cool J’s biggest
hit since “Hush” peaked at No.3 in February 2005. His
only UK No.1 song has been so far “Ain’t Nobody”
in 1997. For Jennifer Lopez, it’s her first chart outing in
a year in the UK. The last time the duo worked together was when
LL was the featured artiste on Lopez’ single “All I
Have” in 2003. Coincidently that song too peaked at the No.2
The Pet Shop Boys, the 1985 to 1990 big time group,
has a chart entry at No.8 with “I’m With Stupid”.
The song that deals with Blair – Bush politics is backed up
with a powerful disco sound. The song is taken from their forthcoming
The UK’s Eurovison entry “Teenage
Life” by Daz Sampson checked into the chart at No.13. The
song, a white rap track, does not seem to have much life to it,
as it is likely to be doomed by next week.
Former Spice Girl – Geri Halliwell gave
birth to a baby girl at London’s Portland Hospital on May
14 by caesarean section. Reports say Hollywood script writer Sacha
Gervasi was the likely father of the child, as he issued a statement
that said he intends to give Geri and the baby all the love and
support. The couple had met last year, and dated for around six
months, before parting company.
Nearly a 1000 or more females turned up at the
Wembley Conference Centre in London on May 12 to audition for the
role of the nun, Maria, in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s forthcoming
musical stage version of “The Sound of Music”. It was
reported that most of the hopefuls were trying hard to sing out
some of the songs that were sung by Julie Andrews, who also acted
in the famous film. Lord Webber is said to be looking for an unknown
actress to play the part of the nun aged around 20.
There were hopefuls apparently as old as 35, married
and with kids. The final 10 will appear in a reality TV show, where
the winner will be selected by the viewers for the role of Maria.
US rap star Snoop Dogg returned to the UK last
week to answer charges of assault during an earlier visit to the
country last month.
On May 11, Snoop presented himself at a London
police station near Heathrow airport, where he received a caution
for the use of threatening words under the Public Order Act. Thirty
people were involved in the fracas when five of Snoop associates
were prevented from being in the Business Lounge at Terminal 1,
since they did not have the correct tickets to be in the lounge.