It’s been a busy week in music land. A few bullet points.
Main news over the week has been Madonna’s smashing Superbowl performance with M.I.A, Nicki Minaj, LMFAO & Cee Lo Green. The queen of pop’s interval sees the amount of viewers triple during half time and figures on Youtube continue to rise. You can watch the performance here. Little incident however with M.I.A as she puts up her middle finger, which forces NBC to apologize towards its viewers. Madonna has been said not to be amused and M.I.A is apparently to be asked to pay a fine. In the mean time, the pre-order option for MDNA has made the album number 1 in 50 countries, while the new single ‘Gimme All Your Lovin’’ is steadily going to the top of the charts. Earlier this week, rumours were said that Britney Spears would appear on one of the tracks but today the news was called a rumour by Madonna’s management.
Plenty of news in regards to releases as well. 16 years have passed but now Brandy and Monica have released a new duet together, called ‘It all belongs to me’. It doesn’t quite sound as ‘The Boy is Mine’ but it is infectious. Jedward are taking part in this year’s Irish selection for Eurovision, with ‘Waterline’ and are the big favourite to represent the emerald isle for the second time in a row. Marina & The Diamonds had good news for their fans as well. The Welsh singer’s releasing her new single ‘Primadonna’ early April. Olly Murs has also revealed the title of his new track being ‘Oh My Goodness’. Lots of video’s as well this week with Ladyhawke, Alexandra Burke’s video. Boyband JLS did so as well for their Sports Relief 2012 single ‘Proud’. We’ll soon review the song here.
New albums are also under the way for Missy Elliot, Timbaland and Plan B. Ed Sheeran’s new EP will also be released on Valentines’ Day. Katy Perry rereleases Teenage Dream as ‘Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection’ and also announces the first single of the repacked edition called ‘Part of Me’.
Lady GaGa revealed during the week the first dates of her ‘Born This Way Ball’ tour preceded with the tour poster, seeing the stage of the performer in the shape of a castle. The singer is expected to go on tour for 2 years. Speaking of touring and , here she is again, Madonna has also given out the dates and cities of her new world tour, Australia is one of the countries who sees the artist return after 13 years, Not embarking on a world tour yet, but Mel B and both Geri Halliwell haven’t ruled out a possible Spice Girls reunion. All the members of the band are planned to meet up later this month to discuss new exciting plans. We will just have to wait and see.
The Grammy’s are approaching and stars confirmed to perform are Chris Brown, Tony Bennet, Carrie Underwood and the comeback of Adele, who’ll be performing for the first time since her throat operation. Now that is something really exciting!
Lots to talk about and with the Brits and Grammy’s on their way, things will only get busier! Hooray!