Monthly Archives: July 2011
Many artists aspire to have a career like Britney Spears. Earlier this year, she released her seventh studio album, Femme Fatale, she’s currently on her seventh concert tour and recently she picked up two more MTV Video Music Award nominations for Best Pop Video and Best Choreography (that’s 28 total VMA noms!). Not a bad resume for someone that’s not even 30.
Yet, with so many artists wanting to emulate Spears, we wanted to know who inspires her. So when we sat down with Brit recently, she revealed which artists she admires.
“To this day still, Madonna. I’m a huge fan of her,” Brit said about the pop queen, who she infamously shared a kiss with at the 2003 MTV VMAs and collaborated with on the hit song “Me Against the Music.”
But that’s not all. Britney used to un-break her heart listening to a little Toni Braxton. “I grew up listening to Toni Braxton,” Spears told us, “and now I think she has a reality show that she does. I love her.” (She’s right, Braxton stars with her sisters on “Braxton Family Values.”)
Britney’s love for divas doesn’t even end there – she’s also a big fan of Beyonce.
“Anytime Beyonce performs, it’s a really big spectacle,” Britney said. “I’d love to see her perform. That would be fun.”
Since Britney is such a huge fan of Beyonce, is there a chance we could see these girls collaborate?
“That would be fun, that’s a good idea!” Spears said.
Toni Braxton returned the love via twitter.
ToniBraxton: Hey @britneyspears thanks for the love doll! Congratulations on all of your success, I hear the tour is AMAZING! Xoxoxoxoxo :)
After discovering the tragic death of fellow singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse, Toni Braxton took to twitter to express her consolences.
“RIP Amy Winehouse. Despite whatever adversity she was being faced with during her lifetime, she was still a very talented individual.”
ToniBraxtonWeb exclusively learned that Toni Braxton’s favorite Amy Winehouse song is “Take The Box”
ToniBraxton: “Take The Box, such a sexy yet chilling song with great vocals. RT @tonibraxtonweb: @tonibraxton What’s your favorite Amy Winehouse song?”
Listen to Toni Braxton’s favorite Amy Winehouse song “Take The Box” after the jump.
Today the world lost a star. Her name was Amy Winehouse and she had to be one of the most talented singer/songwriters to take the stage in recent years. Winehouse was know for her stints in and out of rehab, punching a fan and her public display of intoxication. Although she was battling her inner demons, her music was still amazing.
London Ambulance Service were called by Cops to the scene on Saturday July 23rd 2011 shortly before 16.05hrs following reports that a body was found at the scene. Although there is no autopsy scheduled until tomorrow there is speculation of a drug overdose. Amy Winehouse was 27.
Our condolences go out to her family, friends, loved ones and her fans during this difficult time.
Listen to one of my favorite songs and read celebrity reactions to her death after the jump.
With the anticipation that was built up for Toni Braxton’s new album, Pulse, it fell a bit short. On it’s first week of release Pulse managed to sell 54,000 and debuting at number nine in US Billboard 200 Chart. Pulse mananged to debut at number one on the US R&B/Hip-Hop albums. Pulse became Braxton’s fifth US top-ten album.
When released Pulse got positive reviews from most music critics including Billboard (favorable), Allmusic (4/5 stars), The Washington Post (favorable) & USA Today (3/4 stars),
Pulse has sold 145,000 copies in the United States as of April 11 2011.