Watch Pound The Alarm by Nicki Minaj

Whoop. Nicki Minaj has just released her video for the absolutely awesome track Pound The Alarm… This track is one of the better, if not the best track off the album. Love it! Nothing wrong with a little bit of daytime, carnival fun in Trinidad huh? Share your thoughts.

2011 American Music Awards – full list of winners

Who watched the American Music Awards this morning/ last night depending on where you find yourselves in the world? I’m usually one of the few South Africans who is up blogging, tweeting and watching the live broadcast in the wee hours of the morning, but this weekend didn’t allow that to happen this time around *coughs*. I’m told the show was fantastic and that some seventeen acts took to the stage to perform last night. I’ll be catching the repeat at 20:30 on Vuzu on DStv tonight. Do join me!

Here is a list of winners from the 2011 American Music Awards:

Adult Contemporary Artist: Adele

Alternative Rock Artist: Foo Fighters

Contemporary Inspirational Artist: Casting Crowns

Country Female Artist: Taylor Swift

Country Male Artist: Blake Shelton

Country Band, Duo or Group: Lady Antebellum

Country Album: Taylor Swift, “Speak Now”

Latin Music Artist: Jennifer Lopez

Pop/Rock Female Artist: Adele

Pop/Rock Male Artist: Bruno Mars

Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group: Maroon 5

Pop/Rock Album: Adele, “21″

Rap/Hip-Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj

Rap/Hip-Hop Album: Nicki Minaj, “Pink Friday

Soul/R&B Female Artist: Beyonce

Soul/R&B Male Artist: Usher

Soul/R&B Album: Rihanna, “Loud.”

Artist of the Year: Taylor Swift

Sprint New Artist of the Year: Hot Chelle Rae

Nicki Minaj on her way to SA


One star who gives Lady Gaga a run for her money has to be Nicki Minaj. The star loves fashion, but not the typical type you and I would typically wear. She digs, the outlandishly, wacky and bizarre fashion. Anyway, that’s beside the point of this post. The star has taken to her Twitter account to promote her upcoming world tour called “I am music tour”, of which South Africa is included. She said:

“Trinidad, Jamaica, Guyana, Haiti, Barbados, the Bahamas, Hawaii, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Domincan Republic.”

“Yup yup! —> RT @TeamMinajPoland: @NICKIMINAJ What about Poland,Italy,Canada,Spain,Germany,Greece?”

“Does Nigeria work? > RT @Olaozil: @NICKIMINAJ W.Africa??what country precisely?”

“England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Japan, S. Africa, W. Africa, France, Australia , Brazil.”

I think she’s putting her feelers out there. Trying to ascertain whether there is an interest from places like SA. From there official plans will be made. I’ll wait to see if that is the case with an official press release. Stay tuned.