Saturday, December 31, 2011

Fresh New Music: Ciara - Role Call

Here is something sure to be a real New Years Treat for all you CiCi stans and fans.  A new Ciara track has surfaced on the net just moments ago.  A track called "Role Call" produced by Brian Michael Cox and written by The Clutch.  Could this be on Ciara's new upcoming debut album on Epic Records?  Tell us what you think, is it a hit or miss.
Weigh in...

RoyalKev's On Blast! - An Overview: The Substantiation of Beyonce's "4" Album

Billboard's tally of the charting weeks to establish the best selling albums of 2011 has officially ended the last week of November.  Beyonce's album, "4", failed to find a slot inside the top 10 on the top selling 200 Albums chart, however, it secured a place at #21 for the year (worldwide the album obtained a position at #10).  It is also the 7th best selling album on the R&B/Hip Hop albums chart. What needs to be noted here is that since June 28th, "4" has been available for purchase in the U.S. and it has a total of 5 months that have been tabulated into it's overall ranking.

Beyonce's "4" album and era have been completely torn apart and dissected all over the net and in the media countless times.  Why?  It's not very clear when there's an array of artists that flooded the music scene.  Yet, Beyonce's album was the focal point for both her supporters and those that discredit her. 

From predictions of the album's debut week's sum, to the mentions of the rate it was selling at, general information on 4's performance wasn't obsure to say the least.  Honestly, do you remember Adele's opening frame for "21" or the moment Lady Gaga went platinum with "Born This Way"?  Perhaps, many of you don't.  Still, every blogger from Perez Hilton to media mogul Wendy Williams has weighed in on Ms. Knowles fourth outing.  Many of her fans believe that Beyonce is being used by her most scornful nay-sayers' as their personal dart board this year.

Star Spotted: Janet Jackson in California Clinic

Check out pop royalty, Janet Jackson dressed in all black while covered from head to toe, taking a trip to the OB-GYN clinic in Beverly Hills, California. Oddly enough Ms. Jackson bumped into a Kardashian sister upon entering the doctor's office. Take a look below at the images of Miss Rhythm Nation herself and video here (courtesy of x17).

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Khloe Kardashian

Friday, December 30, 2011

Beyonce Queen of Fashion!

A short clip of the Run the world diva has just surfaced on the net showcasing Beyonce in several different looks that wowed us all year. From an African Queen to a sexy Goddess; from a trailer park sensation to a breathtaking impersonation of Dietrich; from a rodeo heroine to simply a King, Beyoncé has graced her unique approach to style in an eclectic range of editorials--a pure elegant beauty with an underlying sizzle that symbolizes sexy. In this tour de force, let's take a look at the most memorable style moments of Vogue's Best Dressed honoree, Beyonce.

New on The Page with Royalkev

The Page is proud to be returning for a 2nd year with our favorite features as well as some new and exciting themes. We can't wait to showcase some of our new concepts and really expand on what we've been building this blog to be. Here are some of what you can expect in 2012.

Star Spotted -

This segment will show all your favorite stars candids while their mingling out and about. It's great to see them glammed up by night, but what do they look like walking the streets by day? We'll show you!

Underrated/ Remembering the Hotness/ Main Feature -

Instead of the old saying, out with the old and in with the new, we combine the two, highlighting great moments in music history as well as introducing new music and upcoming stars. We're also shining a light on some underrated talent that deserve recognition.

What's out is 2011's logo:

Check out 2012's

RoyalKev's On Blast! -

Is where we set the record straight and give you a breakdown on matters where important persectives aren't being properly brought forth to the conciousness of the public at large. We make it our duty to reveal, expose and question what is the truth and root of music's most common misunderstandings.

On The Hot Seat -

With so many music veterans returning to prominence in 2012, we're turning a focus onto 4 artist (each for a 3 month period until the time of their release). This segment will give great insight on the acheievements of these stars and tie in the trek forward into a new era.  The staff here at 'The Page' are itching for their own faves in particular to get selected. Once the process of fairly choosing each canidate is completed, that will be annouced quarterly. So far Beyonce, Madonna, Mariah, Brandy, Chris Brown, Ciara, Ashanti, Usher and Missy are all being thrown into the hat. Stay Tuned.

Visual Talk -

The launch of this exciting feature will kick off in the fall. The Page will be taking it up a notch and presenting a Must See show of yours truly and the extraordinary Minkz Furr.   

The Chatter with Minkz Furr -

Last year saw the debut of our gossip genie, Minkz Furr. He's given us the scoop on everything from Beyonce's first video 'Run The World'( from her latest project "4") to exclusive footage from her intimate NYC concerts at Roseland. Now, he's back and ready to cue us in on which places are best to visit while traveling luxuriously or while scaling it down, inisde scoops on superstar auditions from some of music's elite and of course, the latest general info on everything. He's funny, straightforward and well known for having a big personality! Stay tuned for this feature. 

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

New Music Video: Fat Joe feat. Chris Brown - Another Round

Here is my video pick of the week.  Here is a true rap music icon, Fat Joe featuring Chris Brown titled 'Another Round.'  Take a look below:

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Poll (Year End Wrap Up - 2011)

Merry Christmas everyone from all of us at "The Page" (Melinda, Minkz and RoyalKev)! :) On the eve of our return to kick off 2012 in a big way, we pieced together a listing of the results of our survey of the Best Music in 2011. A total of 48 voters were polled. Everyone asked, included several music insiders (from NYC DJ's, to studio engineers, record label staff and 2 executives). Of course we added our own 2 cents as well as quizzed our peers. This was all done just in time for Christmas, so take a moment to peruse the raw and honest opinions of what "the people" thought was a standout and not some standard manufactured list of what only made Top 20 radio. 

Top 20 Single's of 2011

1 Jennifer Lopez - On The Floor

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Page will be Posting Irregularly

"The Page" will continue posting throughout the next few months (until March 2012) irregularly due to our staff's busy schedule.  We thank those of you that continue to support us and assure everyone that we will come back stronger than ever when we kick things into full gear.  Don't worry, there will be no abandoning  our supreme perspective blog. 

****In the meantime, the good news is that we will return to posting more consistently at the start of the new year.  We'll also give you a heads up in about a week on some of our exciting new features and concepts that we are prepping for the next 12 months.  We're really shaking things up.  As always, we thank you for checking out The Page with RoyalKev! Happy Holidays.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

A Night with Beyonce Special

Check out Beyonce's eagerly anticipated special on ITV, which is airing today overseas. Ms. Knowles will be performing many of her treasures from her lastest album "4". Click here for the ustream.

Report Card: Blogs in the Music World

January marks the 1 year anniversary of "The Page". It certainly doesn't feel as if it's been that long. We've gain alot of respect for those media informants that have done this much longer and that have inspired us to develop something of the sort, however; distinctive in representing our own unique creation. Although we're fans of many sites indivually like so many of you (RoyalKev/TGJ, Minkz Furr/Lava, Melinda Warren/Necole Bitchie) we spared no one's feelings in determining what each of our strengths and weaknesses were. 

We have all decided to 'weigh in' honestly on each blog on our version of Report Card Day to see how we measure up to these titans (btw, has your blog been coming across a bit more philosophical this year? - how you doin' - j/k) and to find out how - the people at large honestly view us (the blogs),  so that perhaps we
may all see something in this that allows us to grow as we continue to expand and push forward. 

By all means, we do this with good intentions, so hopefully there won't be no hard feelings. We are being frank about everyone's shortcomings(even our own). We graded each blog A- F on the following catergories: Originality, Prompt Posting, Informative/Enlightening blogging, Creative/Innovative blogging, Objective Journalism, Personal Style/Approach, Research/Accuracy, Entertaining/Engagement factor and Overall Quality.  Let us began: