Mixtape Music News

By Patrick DeMarco

1.This was the week that N Sync’s ‘No Strings Attached’ destroyed the charts….

Fresh out of the Mixtape Music Vault, 15 years ago today, ‘N Sync’s epic ’00 album, ‘No Strings Attached,’ made its way onto the April 8th dated Billboard album chart, where it made music history, selling 2.4 million copies its first week out. Driven by lead single, “Bye, Bye, Bye,” ‘NSA’ became the single-largest sales week for an album since Nielsen began tracking data all the way back in ’91. And guess what, kids? That record still stands today…

Really, how can we ever forget the destructive force that was ‘N Sync’s second album? The video for ‘Bye, Bye, Bye,’ was a TRL tween dream, with Justin’s epic perm, those..dance..moves and Chris Kirkpatrick! Of course, follow up single, “It’s Gonna Be Maaaay,” was just as good, going on to hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming their only song to bang the top spot. But, N’ Sync’s landmark record shouldn’t just be remembered for all of its music and pop culture goodies, but really for its remarkable sales because we all know those days, numbers like 2.4 million don’t exist in today’s music chart world…

2.Now you Sia, now you don’t….on ‘The Voice UK,’ that is…

Last night on ‘The Voice UK,’ everyone’s favorite hidden diva performed her track “Elastic Heart.” Now, did we finally catch a fresh glimpse of the songwriting songbird? Of course not, as Ms. Sia once again kept her face hidden with her trademark blonde wig, only this time she paired it with one crazy/fabulous hat. Her performance, however, was all things magnificent. Check it out below…

3.Missy’s young dancing diva, Alyson Stoner, is all grown up (and dancing!) in new music video….

Ms. Alyson Stoner, best known as “that young girl who dances”in classic Missy Elliot videos, “Work It” and “Gossip Folks,” is all grown up now and starring in her own music video for a song called, “Pretty Girls.” The EDM wrapped track is a big ol’ piece of pop fluff, but it’s nice to see Ms. Stoner in the spotlight once again. Just think, without Missy’s epic appearance at the Super Bowl this year, THIS video might not have ever happened. Check it out below. 

4.Brace yourselves…..there’s a Mariah Christmas movie in the works…..

As if delivering “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” two holiday albums and countless airbrushed Christmas photos weren’t enough to stuff your music stocking for the holidays, MC is now about to pull off the ultimate Rudolph feat-starring in her very own Christmas movie. While no release date or title of has been set for the epic (?) festive flick, according to Deadline, Mariah will play a “major role in the film” and the movie will have a theme of “how the power of music can transport you back in time to your truest and most authentic feelings.” Uh-oh…it looks like Vanessa Williams classic holiday film, ‘A Diva Christmas Carol’ may have some high-heeled competition come December…we’ll take Vanessa any day of the week….sigh…

 

5.Classic ’90s cult movie ‘She’s All That’ is getting a remake….

Right about now….you’re about to freak out. According to The Wrap, the classic ’99 teen film, ‘She’s All That,’ is about to get rewerked. Reports say that the remake will directed by Kenny Leon and  feature a “diverse” cast in the leading roles. The original flick became a massive success, grossing over $100 million worldwide and featured a dazzling cast that included Rachel Leigh Cook, Freddie Prince Jr., Anna Paquin, Usher and the late Paul Walker. The film’s music was also a hit, featuring THAT Fatboy Slim ‘Rockerfeller Skank,” prom dance off and a little song called, “Kiss Me,” by Sixpence None The Richer. Be still our late ’90s hearts…..pass the freakum dress and point me to the nearest staircase when it comes to Sixpence…

 

 

 

 

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