1.A broken zipper tried to stop Britney Spears….and lost.
1, 2, 3, not even a zipper is going to get in between Britney Spears constantly showing us these days that she’s still that pop music bitch.
During the singer’s Piece of Me show in Las Vegas over the weekend, the “Womanizer” diva suffered an “Oops” sized wardrobe malfunction on the back of her sheer, um, outfit that we saw her in during her performance of “Pretty Girls” at the Billboard Music Awards back in May.
Many of her dancers were on it (and seemed to be almost bowing down to Britney), scurrying along trying to assist her, but being that she’s knows handle the biz like a bo$$, Spears kept up her choreography, outfit falling apart or not.
2.Adele had us clutching our 25 music pearls for dear life over the weekend….
Here we (finally) go with some new Adele?
Over the weekend, Ms. Adele had all of us checking our purses for our music lives when she broke the Internet by an airing a short, mysterious new music trailer during the UK’s X Factor telecast on Saturday night. Playing out as a mini “lyric video” as words flash on the screen, we hear a woman who sounds awfully like Adele (as if we couldn’t tell.) singing those now coveted lyrics.
The words seem to be in Adele’s music frame of mind, (“they say that time’s supposed to heal ya / but I ain’t done much healing”) and the elegance of it all is just all delicately wrapped up in the simple style of our beloved English Breakfast tea sipping music mother.
Watch the 25‘ hype train get rolling below.
3.Janet Jackson got a big on-stage surprise during her Unbreakable World Tour on Friday night….
Ms. Janet Jackson got served with a big surprise at the end of her sold out show at the Forum in Inglewood, Calf. this past Friday night during a break when she thanked her audience–with Beyoncé and Channing Tatum among the lucky ones who were in attendance–for helping make her new album, Unbreakable, No. 1.
“I want to thank you for making the Unbreakable album No. 1,” Jackson told the packed music house. She then went on to thank her fans for their continued support, specifically noting how her “family has been in the entertainment business for 50 years.” #truth
It was then that Ms. Janet’s long-time producers Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis hopped on stage to congratulate the diva on her latest historic achievement, further reminding us why we will always be living that “If” kind of music life for all of Janet eternity.
4.Gloria Estefan and her Miami Sound Machine had us all in their “Conga” line thirty years ago…
Fronted by a then-28-year-old Gloria Estefan, thirty years ago today, Miami Sound Machine’s infectious ’80s dance track “Conga” began its own Latin line dance with the Billboard Hot 100. Eventually going on to hit the top 10 in winter of the following year, Estefan told Billboard in 2003 that the spicy single took a full year to achieve its music milestone. “Radio kept saying, ‘We can’t play this.’ But once they played it, the phones would go crazy,” Estefan spilled.
Cooked up in 1974 by Emilio Estefan Jr. as Miami Latin Boys, Gloria joined two years later as a vocalist, and the name changed to Miami Sound Machine. In 1978, she married Mr. Estefan and the act’s first English-language chart success came in 1984 with “Dr. Beat,” which dance its way into the No. 17 spot on the Dance Club Songs chart.
Launching into her own in the late ’80s, Ms. Gloria helmed a mega-successful solo career, which included the smash serenade, “Coming Out of the Dark,” which was her return to Latina music diva form after she broke her back in a tragic bus accident in 1990. “Conga” was truly the start of Ms. Estefan taking us a music getaway that provided music that was certainly like no other on radio at the time, all while dishing out an influence that will continue to leave its music mark of for years to come.
5.Gwen Stefani surprises fans with performance of her shade-y new single…
On Saturday night, Gwen Stefani surprised fans with a live debut of a new track called, “Used to Love You.”
The No Doubt diva hit the stage for a MasterCard Priceless Surprises concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom, serving out the first new music since she confirmed truth of her split from Gavin Rossdale this past summer.
“I just want to share a song that I wrote recently,” she said to the crowd at the top of the set, according to People. “This song is really special.”
With personal lyrics like “I thought I was the best thing that ever happened to you” and “I guess nobody taught you how to love,” it seems as if there’s some Gavin Rossdale divorce shade being thrown here.
Allegedly produced by J.R. Rotem, “Used to Love You” was revealed by Stefani on Twitter as her official new single, besides last year’s “Baby Don’t Lie” & Spark the Fire,” of course. (Sigh.)
Get lost in a live performance clip of “Used to Love You” below.