15 Nov

Music Fact TidBit – Rhianna

In 2007, Rihanna had a huge worldwide hit with “Umbrella”. However, the song had originally been offered to Britney Spears and Mary J Blige who both passed on it.

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02 Jun

Dr. Dre is Getting An Award

On June 25th, ASCAP is going to present Dr. Dre with the Founders Award. ASCAP President/Chairman Paul Willaims said “Dre is one of the most important voices in modern music. He created a unique, recognizable sound that dominated rap music in the early 90’s..and continues to inspire artists and producers across all genres with his musical techniques.”

Dre’s ‘The Chronic’ has sold over 3 million copies and ‘Dr. Dre 2001’ has sold about 6 million. He’s also won five Grammy Awards and of course has hits with Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent, 2Pac, Gwen Stefani and Eminem.

Damn does he deserve that. Now if he can only get ‘Detox’ out sometime this decade.

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18 May

Mary J. Blige to Play Nina Simone

Mary J. Blige is going to play the great Nina Simone on an upcoming movie. The movie will focus on Simone’s relationship with her assistant Clifton Henderson. Nina was one of the greatest in my opinion. She was a songwriter, pianist and civil rights activist. She really wanted to be a pianist but in order to get jobs she was pretty much forced into singing as well.

This will be interesting to see Blige play Simone. Simone has been known to be quite feisty when on stage.

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29 Jan

Lilith Tour 2010

Not that I ever went to it but there is going to be some great people playing in this tour.  Beginning this summer the tour will have a ton of artists including Cat Power, Corinne Bailey Rae, Emmylou Harris, Erykah Badu, Indigo Girls, Jill Scott, Ke$ha, Loretta Lynn, Mary J. Blige and tons more.  They will be hitting most of the big cities here in the US.  More information will be coming.

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