Advice for Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey & 50 Cent


Three artists recently have experienced subpar weeks: Justin Bieber (n-word scandal), Mariah Carey (historically tepid album sales), and 50 Cent (below par first week sales and ‘extracurricular’ injuries).  The only way to atone and correct the ills of a horrid week – or several in the case of our Canadian pop star – is advice from…

Numbers:  Mariah Carey’s …The Elusive Chanteuse Expected to Underperform


Unstoppable Ghost Stories…   As much as I hate to say it (and I do) Mariah Carey’s fortunes with latest LP Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse are looking grim… DUN, DUN, DUN!  Billboard.com has already practically “signed, sealed, delivered” another chart-topping week for Coldplay, even if the erosion is near the 80% mark.  Coldplay…

Review: Austin Mahone, ‘The Secret (EP)’


The Secret proves to be an enjoyable and sound introduction to Austin Mahone Austin Mahone • The Secret (EP) • Chase/Cash Money • US Release Date: May 27, 2014 Maturity seems to be a portion of formula that burgeoning pop singer Austin Mahone is opting for in both his career and on his debut EP,…

Austin Mahone Is An Artist Trending Up


Teen pop is something that has truly irked me over the years – badly! Something about young, cocky, good-looking heartthrobs being proclaimed to be the ‘second coming’ of music just doesn’t appeal nor sit well with me.  Yeah, maybe I’m just jealous I couldn’t get the attention all the girls give to these guys, but honestly…

Justin Bieber’s Been Arrested…More Drama For The Pop Star


Last year around Grammys time, it seemed a snubbed Justin Bieber did everything in his power to put the attention on himself.  This year, prior to the Grammys, Bieber has attention on himself, but it makes his staged publicity stunts last year look pretty tame.  After more than a year of horrid, utterly ridiculous and…

Justin Bieber Continues Down A Rocky Path… One Year Later


After a mixed 2013 (arguably sporting very little ‘swaggy’), Justin Bieber begins 2014 with a bang.  Like the majority of headlines in 2013, 2014’s headline could result in the pop star’s biggest faux pas yet.  Sure, as appalling as it was, it was funny to see Bieber grow so intense last year at the paparazzi,…

Will 2014 Be the Downfall of the Bieber Empire? Only Time Will Tell…


Cutting straight to the chase, Justin Bieber probably had the crappiest year of his entire career.  Honestly, it was plumb terrible.  It was sort of like my favorite college basketball team, the Kentucky Wildcat’s fall from glory during the 2012-13 season after dominating the previous season with their eighth NCAA title.  Yeah, it was that…

Review: Justin Bieber, ‘Journals’


Journals steps in the right direction stylistically, isn’t without flaws.  Justin Bieber • Journals • Island • US Release Date: December 23, 2013 For a brief time via iTunes (beginning December 23), Justin Bieber has compiled his Music Mondays releases into one digital album, Journals.  Over the past two months, I’ve reviewed the previously issued…

Justin Bieber Enjoys a “Confident” Lady on Music Monday’s Latest


Justin Bieber • “Confident” – Single • Island • US Release Date: December 9, 2013  Justin Biebers’ Music Mondays is the gift that keeps on giving to Beliebers, pop-cultural buffs, and music journalists alike.  I mean, I thought Kanye West had something good going with Good Fridays back-when, but my boy Biebz just keeps on…