I love covers especially when someone makes a song their own and better than the original. An upcoming R&B quartet named Ahmir has taken songs by three pop divas and made them into something wonderful. They are like Boyz II Men with good intonation. haha The Bye Bye clip is really touching to me. Get into it.
Models Chanel Iman, Sessilee Lopez, Jourdan Dunn and Arlenis Sosa i-D Magazine September Issue Styling: Edward Enninful Photography: Emma Summerton [source]
These chicks are nuts! Black is beautiful. I love these girls. Chanel is still my favorite! [listen closely to hear Beyoncé's Divaplaying at the end of the behind the scenes video. Good look. And so appropriate.]
Mary J. Blige featuring Drake The One [Video Premiere] from her upcoming album Stronger, which hits stores November 24th.
I'm over auto-tune, especially from people who can actually sing. However, I love this track. Mary J. really brings the true meaning of ghetto fab. Even though she's come a long way from her debut, she still manages to balance the grit and grime of the hood with a more polished side. Newcomers may come close but she is still The One.
Model Baptiste Giabiconi Purple Magazine Tribute to Helmut Newton [source]
These (ahem) provocative images are part of a 14 page editorial for Purple Magazine presented by Olivier Zahm and Karl Lagerfeld. Lagerfeld's muse is shot in heels, the images paying tribute to the iconic Newton Woman.
Beyoncé has been named Woman of theYear by Billboard Magazine, an honor previously bestowed upon Reba McEntire and Ciara. She's had a busy year with a smash hit Single Ladies, singing for the inaugural ball of President Obama, a number 1 film Obsessed, and a Forbes cover which spotlighted her 87 million dollar earnings for the previous year.
Knowles is reportedly gearing up to release yet another single from her I Am...Sasha Fierce LP. Video Phone is being prepped for release, but not before Beyoncé hits the VMA stage to perform Sweet Dreams on September 13 (my birthday!). She will go head to head with Lady Gaga, both sharing a leading 9 nominations. Beyoncé has raked in 6 moon men in the past and 25 nominations. And there's no sign of slowing down. She works hard for the money. So hard for it, honey.
Singer Rihanna VOGUE Italia September Couture Supplement Photography: Steven Klein [source]
The long awaited Vogue Italia cover from Rihanna. It's rumored that her new hair cut was specifically for this shoot. Hot stuff. This girl is iconic. F--- what you say. No sign of new music and she still has our attention. She's on that Madonna ish.
David Guetta featuring Akon Sexy Bitch [Video Premiere]
Fresh off the smash hit When Love Takes Over which featured the vocals of Destiny's Child veteran Kelly Rowland, DJ David Guetta has released this next single which is just as infectious as the last. His album One Love is in stores now. It's a great hodgepodge of different genres fused with his signature dance style. Cop that disc.
Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy, the patriarch of the first family of Democratic politics, died Wednesday at his home in Hyannisport, Massachusetts, after a lengthy battle with brain cancer. He was 77.