Attention Nicki Minaj fans

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Are you going to Nicki Minaj, or did you miss out on tickets in Jozi? The good news is that you now have another chance to see her live in JHB, as the superstar as just added another date to her tour. More details below:

Local fans just can’t get enough of the first lady of hip-hop

Due to unprecedented public demand for Nicki Minaj tickets, the promoters of the American rap sensation’s upcoming South African tour have announced an extra Johannesburg date.

Minaj’s Pinkprint Tour will now invade Johannesburg’s Ticketpro Dome on 17 and 18 March 2016, with Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium hosting the flamboyant Anaconda hitmaker on 20 March 2016 and Cape Town’s Grand West Arena wrapping up the tour in style on 22 March 2016.

Tickets for the new and existing concert dates are currently on sale at www.ticketpros.co.za and Edgars stores.

Says David Airey, of tour promoter Airey Scott Entertainment: “We have been blown away by South Africans’ response to Nicki Minaj’s upcoming tour, proving that she is unquestionably one of the world’s hottest live entertainment acts at the moment. Tickets have literally been flying and we are thrilled that we could persuade her management to add an extra concert to accommodate the massive demand for tickets.”

Grammy-nominated superstar Nicki Minaj is touring in support of her critically acclaimed third album, The Pinkprint, which topped the Billboard 200 and Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. In what has been described internationally as an “epic” concert experience, complete with a series of jaw-dropping outfits, she will be performing a selection of hits from her three albums, and South Africans can look forward to a spectacular show that pulls out all the stops.

Tickets for the Nicki Minaj Pinkprint Tour can be purchased from www.ticketpros.co.za and selected Edgars retail stores, with prices starting at R490.

South African tour itinerary:

Johannesburg: Ticketpro Dome – 17 & 18 March
Durban: Moses Mabhida Stadium – 20 March
Cape Town: Grand Arena, GrandWest  – 22 March

The Nicki Minaj Pinkprint tour is presented by Airey Scott Entertainment, 5FM, Metro FM and Channel O.

Nicki Minaj to tour SA this March

International superstar Nicki Minaj is on her way to South Africa… We hope at least. The star is set to bring her Pinkprint tour to our shores this March. Three cities are on the itinerary including Jozi, Cape Town and Durban. Want more details? Read the full release below:

Press release:
NICKI MINAJ BRINGS THE PINKPRINT TOUR TO SOUTH AFRICA FOR THREE UNFORGETTABLE NIGHTS!

JOHANNESBURG, CAPE TOWN AND DURBAN TO EXPERIENCE THE BIGGEST LIVE MUSIC EXTRAVAGANZA OF THE YEAR

Johannesburg: American pop & hip hop sensation Nicki Minaj, is bringing the famous Pinkprint Tour to her South African fans, with three unforgettable shows in Johannesburg at the Ticketpro Dome on Thursday 17 March, Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium on Sunday 20 March and Cape Town’s Grand Arena, Grand West on Tuesday 22 March.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Thursday 28 January from ticketpro.co.za and selected Edgars retail stores nationally. The Nicki Minaj Pinkprint tour is presented by Airey Scott Entertainment, 5FM, and Metro FM. The big announcement of her SA tour was made simultaneously by both 5FM and Metro FM this morning on the stations’ respective breakfast shows by The Fresh @5 and The First Avenue teams.

Grammy Award-nominated superstar, Nicki Minaj, continues to break records and impact pop culture at large. Her critically lauded third full-length album, The Pinkprint arrived at the top of the Billboard 200 and Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, cementing her as raps’ reigning queen.

Minaj recently made history, simultaneously occupying four top 10 spots on the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop airplay chart and becoming the first female artist to achieve the feat. Minaj also has the most hits on Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart of any female rapper in history and is #3 among all females. What’s more, twelve of her entries entered the top ten, yielding another record for a female rapper.

Minaj stands at the top of the pop vanguard. To date, the global superstar has sold over 50 million singles and 5 million albums worldwide. Minaj has also been the recipient of a bevy of awards including American Music Awards, MTV VMA’s, Billboard Awards, People’s Choice Awards, BET Awards & many others.
A global touring phenomenon, Minaj has sold out iconic venues including London’s O2 Arena, Brooklyn’s Barclays Arena, The Staples Center in Los Angeles, and many more.

Outside of music, she has starred in films including Ice Age: Continental Drift and The Other Woman in addition to judging American Idol. She’ll also take the screen alongside Ice Cube and Cedric The Entertainer, starring in 2016’s Barbershop 3.

In South Africa the chart-topping, multi-award winning rapper and actress will be performing a number of her countless hits from her three albums including her latest offering.

With an astonishing 96 million fans on social media, Minaj will be pulling out all the stops for her South African tour.

The Nicki Minaj Pinkprint tickets can be purchased from http://www.ticketpro.co.za and selected Edgars retail stores, with prices ranging from R490.

Johannesburg: Ticketpro Dome – 17 March

Durban: Moses Mabhida Stadium – 20 March

Cape Town: Grand Arena, Grand West – 22 March

Nicki Minaj and her Anaconda video

Oh.My.Gosh… Look at Nicki’s butt! And no, I’m not talking like a young teenage girl, watch the video and you’ll see why I’m like totally talking like that. Like LO 😉 Anyways, her ass is basically on display in her latest video for the track Anaconda… This will no doubt set tongues wagging and also get women’s right activists screaming for the video to be taken down – objectification of women.

“F*ck them skinny B$tches in the club”.

And look at Drake’s reaction to her lap dancing tactics, tjo, tjo, tjo!!!

Big Sean heading to SA in February 2014

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2014 is certainly kicking off in true style. In addition to Kendrick Lamar‘s tour to the country, it has just been announced that Big Sean will be heading out to Mzansi too. He’ll be out at Gallagher Estate on the 1st of February, courtesy of the folks from Axe in association with Channel O.

Tickets are on sale for General – R350, Golden Circle – R550 at Computicket.

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Full press release below: Continue reading “Big Sean heading to SA in February 2014”

Alicia Keys is a Girl on Fire

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Alicia Keys is truly a Girl on Fire. The star’s brand new album is sitting on top of the Billboard album charts this week. It debuted at number one with album sales of over 159 000 copies and this latest accolade adds to her already impressive run on Billboard. She now has five number one albums to her name. Big up Ms. Keys.

I’ve been listening to the album in my car and when I have some down time and I really am enjoying it. When the news of the album was announced, Keys promised a “new me” and that’s exactly what she is. She’s a mother, a wife. She looks amazing and from what I’ve seen in recent interviews and appearances, she’s just content, confident and loving life. I must admit though, when I heard the first single I was a bit worried about what else was to come. That isn’t to say that I didn’t enjoy the single, I was going on the reactions that I had encountered from friends and fellow AK fans. They weren’t loving it as much as I thought. So it made me wonder if the album would be similar and therefore how it would fare in the market.

Well when I went through to the album listening session recently, I was pleasantly surprised. Her voice is raw, stripped down to the basics and it sounds beautiful. She has some magical tracks in the form of Fire We Make, which features Maxwell. When It’s All Over
and Listen To Your Heart are my other favourites off the album too. You’ll hear her signature sound i.e. the oh Ms. Keys on piano and you’ll also hear her little man, Egypt too.

On this album she’s worked with husband and super producer, Swizz Beatz. She’s also enlisted the writing duties of John Legend, Emeli Sandi, Babyface and Nicki Minaj.  Track listing below:

1. De Novo Adagio (Intro)
2. Brand New Me
3. When It’s All Over
4. Listen To Your Heart
5. New Day
6. Girl On Fire (Inferno Version) f. Nicki Minaj
7. Fire We Make f. Maxwell
8. Tears Always Win
9. Not Even The King
10. That’s When I Knew
11. Limitedless
12. One Thing
13. 101

If forced to rate the album out of ten, I’m going to go with a cozy 8. Grab yourself a copy on the iTunes store in America, Europe… and SA!! Boom

2012 MTV EMA winners

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Check out the list of winners from this year’s MTV EMAs. I wasn’t able to watch the show because my DStv signal bombed at around 16:20 (first world problems).

So if any of you watched the show, hollerback with highlights etc.

BEST FEMALE – Taylor Swift

BEST SONG – Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe”

BEST MALE – Justin Bieber

BEST LIVE – Taylor Swift

BEST LOOK – Taylor Swift

GLOBAL ICON – Whitney Houston

BEST VIDEO – PSY – “Gangnam Style”

BEST WORLDWIDE ACT – Han Geng (Asia Pacific)

BIGGEST FANS – One Direction

BEST WORLD STAGE – Justin Bieber

BEST PUSH – Carly Rae Jepsen

BEST ALTERNATIVE – Lana Del Rey

BEST ELECTRONIC – David Guetta

BEST HIP HOP – Nicki Minaj

BEST NEW- One Direction

BEST POP – Justin Bieber

BEST ROCK- Linkin Park

Rihanna, Nicki lead American Music Awards nominations

The 40th anniversary of the American Music Awards will be celebrated in true style this year – that if the list of nominees for this year is anything to go by.  Nicki Minaj and Rihanna lead the pack with four nominations each. Other big nominees include Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, One Direction and Katy Perry.

Already confirmed to perform at the awards is Ms. Christina Aguilera, who no doubt will be bumping off a few guys… if her latest video, Your Body is anything to go by 😉 More performers will be added to the list in the build up to the awards on the 18th of November.

Check out the list of nominees below:

 2012 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEES:

 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Justin Bieber
  • Drake
  • Maroon 5
  • Katy Perry
  • Rihanna

 

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • J. Cole
  • fun.
  • Gotye
  • Carly Rae Jepsen
  • One Direction

 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

  • Justin Bieber
  • Flo Rida
  • Pitbull
  • Usher

 

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Katy Perry
  • Rihanna

 

FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK

  • fun.
  • Maroon 5
  • One Direction
  • The Wanted

 

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK

  • Justin Bieber /Believe
  • Maroon 5/Overexposed
  • Nicki Minaj/Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
  • One Direction/Up All Night

 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

  • Jason Aldean
  • Luke Bryan
  • Eric Church


FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

  • Miranda Lambert
  • Taylor Swift
  • Carrie Underwood

 

FAVORITE BAND, DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY

 

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY

  • Luke Bryan/Tailgates & Tanlines
  • Lionel Richie/Tuskegee
  • Carrie Underwood/Blown Away

 

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP

  • Drake
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Tyga

 

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP

  • J. Cole/Cole World: The Sideline Story
  • Drake/Take Care
  • Nicki Minaj/Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

  • Chris Brown
  • Trey Songz
  • Usher

 

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

  • Beyoncé
  • Mary J. Blige
  • Rihanna

 

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B

  • Chris Brown/Fortune
  • Rihanna/Talk That Talk
  • Usher/Looking 4 Myself

 

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK

  • The Black Keys
  • Gotye
  • Linkin Park

 

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY

  • Adele
  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Train


FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN

  • Don Omar
  • Pitbull
  • Shakira

 

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

  • Jeremy Camp
  • Newsboys
  • tobyMac

 

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

  • David Guetta
  • Calvin Harris
  • Skrillex