listen up ~ Pitbull – ‘Time of Our Lives’ feat. Ne-Yo

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

American Music Award host Pitbull has teamed up with Ne-Yo for a new party anthem titled, “Time of Our Lives.” The EDM is just the right song to get your party weekend off to a good start. Peep the lyrics below:

I know my rent was gon’ be late about a week ago
I worked my ass off, but I still can’t pay it though
But I just got just enough
To get off in this club
Have me a good time, before my time is up
Hey, let’s get it now

The new single is from Pit’s upcoming album, Globalization, which is due to drop Nov. 24 and features collaborations with Chris Brown and Jason Derulo. Check it out below and tell us what you think…

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Ludacris to host the Billboard Music Awards

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Billboard is reporting that Grammy-winning rapper and actor Ludacris will host the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. The show will broadcast live on ABC this Sunday, May 18 at 8 p.m. from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Ludacris will take to the Billboard stage while in the midst of filming his role in the highly anticipated Fast & Furious 7.  Joining him on the show is a laundry list of who’s who performers including Ariana Grande, Iggy Azalea, Jason Durulo, Jennifer Lopez, Miley Cyrus, John Legend, Pitbull, Shakira and a Michael Jackson world premiere experience.  Newly –revealed stars include Chrissy Teigen, Omar Epps and Shania Twain.

The two-hour pre-show will be hosted by Lance Bass and Jordin Sparks.

Ludacris is a Grammy, BET, Billboard and Viewer’s Choice award winning hip-hop star.  His phenomenal success has also crossed over into television and film earning acclaim for his role in Hustle & Flow and Screen Actors Guild & Critics Choice awards for his role in Crash.

On the Billboard Hot 100, he’s earned 18 top 10 singles — the third-most of any hip-hop artist in history after Jay Z (21) and Lil Wayne (19). Ludacris’ upcoming album, “Ludaversal,” is due out this fall.


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RC Birthdays for the week of January 13-19

Singer/songwriter Sade belting out her classic tunes turns 54 on January 16th 

Written by | Ray Cornelius

This week’s celebrity birthdays include a multi-talented Hollywood starlet, a legendary dance diva, a film and television icon, a smooth operator and the G.O.A.T.  Get plugged into the RC Birthdays for this week: January 13-19, 2013!

January 14: Hip Hop Icons Slick Rick, 48 and LL Cool J, 45,

Blues singer Clarence Carter, 77, actor Carl Weathers, 65,

January 15: Lisa Lisa & The Cult Jam‘s Lisa Velez, 46, actor/filmmaker Mario Vann Peebles, 56,

actress Regina King, 42, Rapper Pitbull, 32

January 16: actress & choreographer Debbie Allen, 63 and former En Vogue  singer Maxine Jones, 47

January 17: actor and the voice of “Darth Vader” James Earl Jones, 82

January 18: stage, film and televison actor Jessie L. Martin, 44

January 19: comedic actor Shawn Wayans, 42


Brandy, Flo Rida and others set to perform during ABC’s NYE Countdown…

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

THR  has revealed the lineup for Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin Eve  hosted by American Idol’s   Ryan Seacrest.  The show airs on December 31 at 10pm ET in NYC’s Times Square and features performances by Taylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepsen and Neon Trees.

The West Coast show is hosted by Black Eyed Peas’ Fergie with scheduled performances by Brandy, Flo Rida, Pitbull, Karmin and One Republic.

Flo Rida, Fergie, Pitbull

Fergie will also co-host a two-hour tribute to Dick Clark with Jenny McCarthy at 8pm ET. New Year’s Rockin Eve Celebrates Dick Clark  features clips and remembrances with a special appearance by Seacrest.

Additional performers will be announced for both east and west coast parties at a later date.


Nicki Minaj and Rihanna lead in AMA nominations

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

The Voice’s Christina Aguilera announced the nominations earlier today for this year’s American Music Awards.

So far the reigning Queen of Hip Hop Nicki Minaj and über pop star Rihanna lead the pack with four nominations apiece with both competing for Favorite Female Pop/Rock.

Drake and Usher have three nominations while Chris Brown, J. Cole and Pitbull are up for two awards. Drake and Rihanna will also go toe to toe for one of the evening’s highest awards, Artist of the Year.

Nominations are based on broadcast airplay and online popularity. Fans can vote online for their favorite artist in all 20 categories.

Look for the AMA’s to air live on November 18 from the Nokia Theatre on ABC.

Check here for a complete list of nominees.


Who won a 2012 Billboard Music Award?

Posted by | Cyrena Rose

Last night 2012 Billboard Music Awards recognized the most popular artists and albums from 2011 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Listed below are a few of the categories and winners:


  • Top New Artist:  Wiz Kahlifa
  • Top Male Artist & Top Rap Artist:  Lil Wayne
  • Top Streaming Artist:  Rihanna
  • Top R&B Artist:  Chris Brown


  • Top R&B Album:  Beyonce “4”
  • Top Rap Album:  Lil Wayne “Tha Carter IV”


  • Top Radio Song:  Pitbull Feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer “Give Me Everything”
  • Top Streaming Song (video):  Nicki Minaj “Super Bass”
  • Top R&B Song:  Kelly Rowland feat. Lil Wayne “Motivation”

Whitney Houston received the Millenium Award while Stevie Wonder was honored with the Billboard Icon Award.

*sidenote:  Kudos to Janet Jackson (she wasn’t a winner last night) for winning the most Billboard awards ever, 33!