The 39th annual American Music Awards was already a star-studded event. Set to air live from Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles, the bill listed, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Pitbull[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Chris Brown[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Katy Perry[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Maroon 5[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Enrique Iglesias[/lastfm], even [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lil Jon[/lastfm]…I could go on, as performers. But as of today, you can add one more pairing to the list. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jennifer Lopez[/lastfm], fresh off her latest single, “Papi” will hit the stage with BEP front man, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]will.i.am[/lastfm].
According to reports, the two will sing will.i.am’s first single off his solo project “T.H.E (The Hardest Ever).” The dance track collaboration also features [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Mick Jagger[/lastfm], interestingly enough. And we only know that because the track leaked sometime in October, and we here at AMP were all over it.
We haven’t seen too much from will.i.am as a solo artist so that makes this performance even more exciting for him and fans. This should be a whole new side of the pop music genius.
On Sunday, November 20th, 8pm EST [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Nicki Minaj [/lastfm]and[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] David Guetta [/lastfm]will open the awesome night that lay ahead. Expect the unexpected, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Pitbull[/lastfm] and Nicki Minaj share hosting duties that evening, and I can only wonder what the two pull out of their bags of tricks to entertain the crowd.
Tune In. Or better yet, listen to AMP for the rest of the week, we still have a pair of tickets just for you!
“O.M.G” by Usher feat. Will.i.am
- Are you tuning into the AMAs this year?
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Drake[/lastfm] is no stranger to haters. He gets hated on for singing too much, for being to emotional in his records, for not putting out records fast enough, for being too soft. I mean can we give the boy a break? Sheesh!
But one of the most ridiculous claims against Drizzy is that he wears too many sweaters.
Yeah. You read that correctly, people are complaining that Young Money rapper, not designer, or stylist, but rapper wears too many sweaters.
Drake is well aware of this dis and even took the time to make a joke out the whole “controversy,” if you can call it that, while on SNL a few weeks ago. So humble.
Besides this being a ridiculous claim to make against someone, especially a music artist, Drake did take the time to respond to his sweater critics, “It’s such a reach to try and find something,” he says, “So its like ‘He wears too many sweaters.’ I laugh at it because it’s like ‘OK, let that be my worst problem.’ I don’t have a record, I’m not doing any wild […] on TMZ. Yeah, I wear a lot of sweaters. I love sweaters. Fair enough. I’ll be the guy that wears great sweaters. Thank God it wasn’t me passed out in a hotel from an overdose. I’m proud of who I am and if sweaters are my focal point, let that be my worst.”
Heartbreak Drake makes a good point, if the only dirt people can drudge up about old Jimmy Brooks, then he is probably doing alright. In fact, he is estimated to break his old album’s records and sell close to 700,000 records in his first week. Speak to that, haters!
Young Money, stand up. Go grab that Take Care.
“Take Care” Drake ft. Rihanna
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[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ludacris[/lastfm] is back with new music and it’s free. Does it get much better than this? Named after his debut LP, Back For The First Time, Luda’s latest mixtape 1.21 Gigawatts: Back to the First Time should be a banger.
Mr. Disturbing Tha Peace says that this mixtape is his “first tape in over a decade with original music.” The recently released tape has features guest spots by [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Rick Ross [/lastfm]and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Wiz Khalifa[/lastfm]. Also, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Waka Flocka Flame[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Gucci Mane[/lastfm] make appearances that you may be interested in.
And if you’re at all into gossip, be sure to check out track 6, “Bada Boom,” apparently Luda takes jabs at AMP favorites [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Big Sean[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Drake. [/lastfm]Oooh, juicy!
Luda’s got a new album on the horizon, due in 2012, called Ludaversal. Look out for it.
Download Ludacris’s mix tape right here.
“My Chick Bad” by Ludacris
- Will you be checking in for Ludacris’s new music? Let us know in the comments.