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Rita Ora Debuts Platinum Blond Hair

Rita Ora Debuts Platinum Blond Hair

Rita Ora is known for her signature blond hair and red lipstick but she has changed it up a bit.

The British songstress recently debuted her new blond platinum hair at the “Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year” awards in London this past Tuesday.

Do we love it?

Tamar Braxton’s Single Goes Platinum

Tamar Braxton’s Single Goes Platinum

Tamar Braxton must be feeling really good right now after not being in the music game for over 24 years and coming back with such a bang.

“The One” singer’s Tamartian national anthem “Love and War” single has officially gone platinum. Tamar is currently on tour with John Legend for his “The Made To Love Tour” and is gearing up to release her very first Christmas album “Winter Loversland” which will hit stores on November 11th.

Congrats to Tamar Braxton. SHE DID THAT!!!

Check out HER platinum single “Love and War” video below:

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Jay-Z OPENS UP About Trayvon Martin, Blue Ivy, Kanye’s Album & What He Thinks About DAME DASH! (Oh, And He Copped His PLATINUM Plaque For MCHG)

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Jay-Z stopped by Hot 97 today where he talked to Angie Martinez about his thoughts on the Trayvon Martin trail, Kaney‘s Yeezus disc and where he stands with Dame Dash.  Listen to the interview inside…

 

After doing a hilariously rule-changing & impromptu Twitter interview that trended worldwide a few days ago, Magna Carta Holy Grail honcho Jay-Z stopped by Hot 97 today to chat with Angie Martinez about his rule-changing CD and to open up about his relationships with his baby girl Blue, Dame Dash, Kanye West and to offer his thoughts on the Trayvon Martin trial.  And there’s a few nuggets of wisdom in there for any aspiring entrepreneur.

Here are the highlights: 

On Trayvon Martin and the news cycle
"I was just watching the trial and man, it’s strange how you can just see everyone’s agenda when their talking about things.  CNN is almost like TMZ. Certain things it’s like, aww man, this is really just entertainment. It’s really all for ratings. And you squeeze a bit of information in there."

On how he was affected by his parents splitting up:
"They were together my early years, till I was 9 or something. That’s what made it worse, because I knew. Some people don’t even get to feel that sort of love at all so you can’t miss what you don’t have. It’s still this empty feeling. There’s more of an empty feeling having it, then having it taken away from you."

On being a father:
“[It's] just more reaffirming the things that’s really important in life and editing your life in such a way that you don’t have anything that’s distracting you. Anything that’s taking away from that time you should be with your child.”

On failing:
“I fail all the time. I’m a person that loves to win. I don’t hate to lose.”

On if he reads blogs:
“Not that much, but once in a while, yeah. More music though, just music. Not like we worried about gossip. It’s not my business.”

On watching reality TV, including “Love & Hip Hop”:
“I’ve seen everything at least once or twice. I’m really an ESPN, HBO guy.”

On money:
“I just don’t need money. … I think success is just being able to do what you like to do on your terms.”

On buying back the rights to Roc-A-Fella:
“We just got it back from Universal. Thank you guys up there. The chain remains.”

On Miley Cyrus’ new musical style (since he shouts her out on "Somewhere In America":
"She’s fearless, just being herself and expressing herself. I think it’s more a reaction of people wanting her to be Hannah Montana. Just watching the situation, people want her to be something and she’s like, ‘I’m not that. I was 6-years-old, they want me to be 6-years-old forever.’ That must be really frustrating, and this is her reaction to it."

On Yeezus:
“I love it…It’s polarizing because it’s art. That’s what art is; it forces you to have an opinion. What’s good for the genre is [Yeezus] pushes it forward."

On the possibility of Watch The Throne 2:
"Yeah. Hopefully, yeah. It hasn’t begun."

On his relationship with Dame Dash:
"We created something that’s going to go down forever, so I can only have love for Dame. I just don’t know where we are in our life. We’re not the same two men at that time when we gel
led in that way. I haven’t seen him in a while. I have ultimate confidence in him that he’ll find his way because he’s an amazing and smart guy."

Listen to Part 1: Part 2: Part 3:

 

 

BONUS:

Thanks to producer Young Guru, we now have the original version of "Dead Presidents 3", which he leaked on Twitter. Enjoy!

 

BONUS:

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Though it "officially" hits music stores today, Jay-Z’s MCHG has already been certified platinum thanks to 1 million sales of the Samsung Magna Carta app.  Story.  

Today’s Best Tweets: Maroon 5?s ‘Hands All Over’ Certified Platinum

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The Rolling Stones know a little something about selling records, so it only makes sense Maroon 5′s album featuring the song, ‘Moves Like Jagger,’ has been certified platinum! Lea Michele, Harry Shum and Chris Colfer were sending well wishes to ‘Glee,’ castmate, Darren Criss, as he makes his Broadway debut tonight in the musical ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.’ Both Ludacris and Hanson were teasing some huge news for the new year. 2012 is shaping up to be a great year! Sara Bareilles was jumping for joy over a small discovery and Fabolous tweeted he is making moves abroad and on the homefront! See what your favorite stars were chirping about today!

Hands All Over just went platinum in America!!! Thank you to all of our incredibly loyal and amazing fans for making it happen!!! Woo hoo!!!

Sending so much love to Mr. @ DarrenCriss for his broadway debut tonight in How to Succeed!! Have an amazing night!!! Xo
“@ DarrenCrissIn the balcony #HowToSucceed say.ly/IlW1dnK” can’t wait to see it! Break a leg buddy!

HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY! STAY TUNED!!!!

So I’ve been gone from the Internet for the past two weeks- been busy getting ready and excited for my opening of ‘How To Succeed’ on B-Way!

2012 is here and I have to say I am excited! We have some fun ideas for all of you that we cannot wait to share. Are you excited? -ISAAC

Finding 3 bucks in a pair of pants still makes me yell out: “MONEY!”

Good times in Nigeria & Dubai… Focused on moves to make while i was away… Now I have to make the moves while I’m home… #2012

Nicki Minaj Reaches Double Platinum Status with ‘Pink Friday’

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Arguably, 2011 was the Year of the Barbz. Nicki Minaj ruled the charts and the airwaves with her debut LP ‘Pink Friday.’ The rap vixen’s hard work has certainly paid off as her album hit double-platinum (2 million shipped) before the close out of 2011. Minaj announced on her Twitter of her recent achievement, stating, “World Wide sales: @NickiMinaj, Pink Friday 2.2million.”

Minaj won’t be resting on her rap laurels in 2012. Up next is her highly-anticipated sophomore effort titled ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded,’ which hits stores on Valentine’s Day. However, there’s nothing loving about Minaj’s evil alter ego Roman Zolanski. Judging by the song ‘Stupid Hoe,’ the haters are going to feel the wrath of the Big Zo.

The Young Money queen recently shot videos for both ‘Roman in Moscow’ and ‘Stupid Hoe,’ which is expected to hit the Internet in a couple of weeks. Minaj plans on twerking and eating fried chicken in her ‘Hoe’ video. “Barbz, shld i twerk in the stupid hoe vid???” she asked her tweeples. “But i 4got my twerkin moves … dang.”

We wish Nick Minaj a successful 2012 with her new album and upcoming projects.

Nicki Minaj New Album Preview

MUSIC FAB: “Watch The Throne” Goes Platinum + Bow Wow Added To Chris Brown’s F.A.M.E. Tour

It took them a month, but The Throne’s disc Watch The Throne has been certified platinum by the RIAA. Get the deets inside and find out which one of Chris Brown’s besties will be going on tour with him next month.

 

The days are long gone when Jay-Z or Kanye West could drop a disc and go platinum in a week. However, it’s better to reach platinum over time….than to never see it at all.

Although it took them a month, Jay-Z and Kanye’s Watch The Throne collab has been certified platinum by the RIAA.  And I’m sure the sales will increase once the tour starts rolling through various US cities.   Could double or triple platinum be in their future?

 

 

Also in music….

Bow Wow has been added to Chris Brown’s F.A.M.E. tour and will hit the road with the "Kiss Kiss" singer next month on October 7 in Tampa, FL.

When asked about the tour Bow Wow said,

“It’s gon’ be fun. Me and Breezy are brothers, man. Our fans know that.  It’s just a different energy when we are on the same bill together or in the same arena. The fans know what to expect, and that’s a hell of a show.”

Bow Wow is set to release his 8th album, Underrated, on December 6, which will be followed by a tour in Japan later this year.  Hmm….wonder if he has any song’s about his "ex" Angela Simmons on there?
 

BONUS:

Here’s The Dream‘s new vid for "Long Gone" with video vixen Sophia Marie.