Saturday, May 31, 2008

With the very successful first single "4 Minutes (To Save the World)", Madonna's latest effort, ''Hard Candy'' has become an instant classic! Her newest single "Give it 2 Me" featuring Pharrell Williams, doesn't quite compare. The Paul Oakenfold remix of the track is way better than the original IMO, and the regular has a very horrible beat. The video is very bad also. It is very simple and I miss M's creativity like in all her previous videos. Hopefully she will be back with "Miles Away" as her 3rd single, now that will be a bang! Enjoy!!

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Friday, May 30, 2008

M. Pokora's latest release ''MP3'' became sensationally popular worldwide especially his home country France with the hit single "Dangerous" with Timbaland. His second single, "They Talk Sh#t About Me" featuring Verbz, is a fun, pop-dance track with a big hip-hop influence. The video, is very funky, and uses beautiful, bright colors. It's very unusual, but I'm really loving it! This is definitely gonna be huge in Europe, and hopefully it can here in the United States also! Enjoy it!

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In just a few days, Chris Brown will be re-releasing his sophomore effort, ''Exclusive'' and the rest of his new tracks are finally leaking! This new joint is called "Heart Ain't a Brain", and it's a very bland r&b love song. Personally, in my opinion, there is no life to the track and it will definitely never be a single! This upcoming re-release of ''Exclusive'' will feature his hit "Forever" and the outstanding track "Super Human" with Keri Hilson. Enjoy!

Chris Brown ~ "Heart Ain't a Brain": D/L #1 | D/L #2

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Hitmaker Rihanna, is set to re-release her very successful album ''Good Girl Gone Bad'' on my birthday June 17, and after her newest hit "Take a Bow" she has already moved on to her second single. The song is called "Disturbia" and it will make Rihanna officially the best pop singer ever! It has a bit of an 80's sound to it, but overall, it is one hella of an amazing track! When will this girl ever stop? Enjoy it!!

Rihanna ~ "Disturbia": D/L #1 | D/L #2 {Link unavailable}

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

After the very successful single "The Way I Are" with Timbaland, Keri Hilson is ready to branch out into making her own solo music. After months of speculation, today, she released her first single "Energy". It is a bit of a slow track, and it does have its good and bad moments, but overall this is a big disappointment. She took a big risk, and I doubt this chart high on the charts. Her debut album, ''In a Perfect World'' is due later this summer! Enjoy!

Keri Hilson ~ "Energy": D/L #1 | D/L #2

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

My favorite female rapper, Lil' Kim, is back with a bang! After the very successful ''The Naked Truth'' back in '05, and a recent split from Atlantic Records, Lil' Kim has returned back to making sweet music. Her new album is expected to be out later this year, and here is the first song leaked off it. The track is called "Respirator" and it is hot! The exotic beats are great and the chorus is hella catchy. Someone has to make a remix of this soon, because this could be the perfect club song! Enjoy it!

Lil' Kim ~ "Respirator": D/L #1 | D/L #2

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

After months and months of competition, American Idol has come to an end (well for this season). Tonight the show was down to the two Daivds, Archuleta and Cook. And after the anticipated finale, we finally have someone to replace Jordin Sparks!

With 12 million more votes, the winner selected tonight was David Cook. In the beginning, I never cared for him, but as it got closer and closer to the end, I saw a true winner in my eyes. David will do fantastically well, and I think his album will be a big success. David Archuleta was good too, but he was a bit babyish for me, and I could not see him with a good career.

Well congrats to both of 'em, they both deserved it! If everything goes smoothly we can expect hearing some music from him later in the Fall.

Usher's ''Here I Stand'' is due next week, and let me tell you, it will be huge! The second single "Moving Mountains" is quickly growing onto me, and now after seeing this incredible video, I have truly fallen in love! The video picks off from the end of "Love in this Club", where the nightclub burns down and he is stuck outside. This video is just beautiful, and one of his best ever! This will definatley be number 1 on all the countdowns. Enjoy!

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Michelle Williams ~ "We Break the Dawn" (Video Premiere)

Ever since the begining, I have always been a fan of Beyonce and Kelly Rowland, and I never cared for the other Destiny's Child member, Michelle Williams. But now, after hearing "We Break the Dawn", she has earned my full respect! Her new video for the track, is a bit sexual, but I'm really feeling how she is breaking out of her shell. The whole feel of the video is just amazing. I think she can make it big too! Enjoy!!

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Friday, May 16, 2008

Ciara featuring Ludacris ~ "High Price" (New Song)

Her last album, ''The Evolution'' was such a huge success, and what is expected to be of Ciara's future at the moment is unpredictable. Her new album tentatively titled ''Fantasy Ride'' is due later this year, and with the way this first single is, I am a bit disappointed. The track, called "High Price" with the rapper Ludacris, barely showcases CiCi's amazing voice, and in my opinion a very horrible song. But maybe this can grow on me? Enjoy it!!

Ciara featuring Ludacris ~ "High Price": D/L #1 | D/L #2

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Beyonce ~ "Should Have" (New Song)

R&B goddess, Beyonce, is set to release her new album later on this year, and from the way it has been going so far, I think it will be even better than the sensational ''B'Day''! Here is a new track called "Should Have" and it definitely shows off B's soul full voice. This itself has to grow on me, but I think this is one of her best pop ballads. In the end, I prefer the song "Beautiful Nitemare" more, but that's just my opinion. Enjoy!

Beyonce ~ "Should Have": D/L #1 | D/L #2

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Poll Results ~ April 19 to May 16

Here are the monthly poll results for the poll running from April 19th to May 16th here on M&M ~ Music Mania.


Mariah Carey - ''E=MC²'' → 48% (142 votes)
Madonna - ''Hard Candy'' → 25% (73 votes)
Leona Lewis - ''Spirit'' → 13% (39 votes)
Ashlee Simpson - ''Bittersweet World'' → 9% (26 votes)
Trina - ''Still Da Baddest'' → 4% (13 votes)

Damn! Mariah won by a landslide! Well her album really was the best. This poll averaged 293 votes, more than any other polls here on M&M ~ Music Mania! I'm a bit disappointed that Trina only got 13 votes for her album ''Still Da Baddest'' and I'm very surprised Madonna didn't get nay more votes. Well a new poll is now up so go ahead and vote!

The Pussycat Dolls ~ "When I Grow Up" (New Song)

OMG right now I am going crazy!! After their hit album ''PCD'' back in 2005, the Pussycat Dolls have finally made their comeback to make them the biggest girl group in the history of music! Their new single is called "When I Grow Up" and let me tell you this first, after a couple listens, this track is FIRE! The beginning may be a bit weird, but the chours is a hot club banga! Also, this time around you can hear all the other members singing along with Nicole. Finally, my favorite singers ever have made the comeback to reclaim their rightfully deserved throne. Enjoy it!

The Pussycat Dolls ~ "When I Grow Up": D/L #1 | D/L #2

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Robin Thicke ~ "Magic" (New Song)

With his hit single last year "Lost Without U", Robin Thicke has made a lasting impression on the music world. And with the success after ''The Evolution of Robin Thicke'', Robin has become more famous than ever before. His new album is set to debut later this year, and here is the premiere of the first single "Magic" from a French radio station. I personally find this song to be like many things I've heard in the past, and there's nothing special to me about it. But, maybe it can grow on me like his previous songs. Enjoy!!

Robin Thicke ~ "Magic": D/L #1 | D/L #2

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Ashanti featuring Akon & Nelly ~ "Body on Me" (New Song)

Exactly one month ago a brand new song by Akon and Nelly leaked called "Body on Me". Turns out, that song was just a demo and the final version was set to use vocals from Ashanti, and to be on her on her latest album ''The Declaration''. This new 'version' of "Body on Me" is way better than the demo version and features a more r&b feel to it, though it is still a really great summer song. So now I doubt this song will be on Nelly's upcoming ''Brass Knuckles'', but that's ok. Enjoy this hot track!!

Ashanti featuring Akon & Nelly ~ "Body on Me": D/L #1 | D/L #2

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Maroon 5 featuring Rihanna ~ "If I Never See Your Face Again"
(Video Premiere)

With re-releases in store for both Maroon 5 and Rihanna this summer, their brand new single "If I Never See Your Face Again" is just becoming an instant success. It brings in Rihanna's r&b vibe with good old pop / rock Maroon 5. This video, is quite interesting, and I could tell they were trying to be very different. She looks gorgeous here, and Adam Levine and the rest of the boys are doing there things also, lol! I can't wait to see what other new material will be coming up for all of them. Enjoy it!

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Monday, May 12, 2008

Cherish ~ "I Ain't Trippin'" (New Song)

Tomorrow girl group Cherish, releases their sophomore album entitled ''The Truth'', and with their hit single "Killa" and the song "Amnesia" I think it can be a huge success! Here is a brand new bonus track from it called "I Ain't Trippin'" which surprisingly didn't leak with the retail version. This song is just amazing, and though it may come to be a bit repetitive, it is hella good! This would of perfectly madea perfect third single! Enjoy the track!

*EDIT: Turns out the song is on the album, lol. The source I got this information from turned out to be false. Enjoy the song!

Cherish ~ "I Ain't Trippin'": D/L #1 | D/L #2

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Ne-Yo ~ "Trouble" (New Song)

Ne-Yo's latest hit ''Closer'' is just fire on the chars and with his album ''Year of the Gentleman'' out very soon, I think it is time for him to choose his second single. This newly leaked song entitled "Trouble" would be the best choice. It's fun, exciting and a very cool, upbeat track. The beat is just crazy and the lyrics may not be the best, but I still think it can be a #1. Ne-Yo has also been working on some new material for other artists lately, and I can't wait to see how that turns out. Enjoy this!

Ne-Yo ~ "Trouble": D/L #1 | D/L #2

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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Chris Brown featuring Keri Hilson ~ "Super Human" (New Song)

With the re-release of Chris Brown's album ''Exclusive'' coming closer and closer, the new expected tracks are finally starting to leak! This brand new joint with Keri Hilson is called "Super Human", and I just love it! It may have a slow, soft touch to it, but this is a real change from all his other stuff, and it is a really nice song. This duet, is gonna be some big competition for his other soul inspired track "No Air" with Jordin Sparks! Enjoy!!

Chris Brown featuring Keri Hilson ~ "Super Human": D/L #1 | D/L #2

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Friday, May 9, 2008

Usher ~ "This Ain't Sex" + "Echo" (New Songs)

With his hits like "Yeah!" and the recent "Love in this Club", Usher has been at the top of this world. His latest release ''Here I Stand'' is due later this month and here are 2 brand new songs from it! Even though more songs of his did leak today, I'm only posting the good ones, lol. "This Ain't Sex" could be the next possible single after "Moving Mountains". It is a cool, fun hip-hop track. "Echo" uses a great beat, and is just amazing. Both tracks are really nice. With the way this goes, "Here I Stand" will be #1 in no time! Enjoy 'em!!

Usher ~ "This Ain't Sex": D/L #1 | D/L #2
Usher ~ "Echo": D/L #1 | D/L #2

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Nelly featuring Ciara ~ "Stepped On My J'z" (New Song)

Nelly's forthcoming release ''Brass Knuckles'' is set to drop in June, and from the looks of it, it is going to be one hot album! The current single "Party People" with Fergie is quickly becoming hit, and all the other songs that leak are just as magnificent. This new song is called "Stepped On My J'z" featuring Ciara. It has a bit of a old school hip-hop vibe with some good urban beats. I really think would be a perfect contender for a next single. Enjoy it!

Nelly featuring Ciara ~ "Stepped On My J'z": D/L #1 | D/L #2

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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Donnie J. ~ "Dr. Love" (New Song)

Danity Kane and Day26, Diddy's Making the Band prodigies have been very successful, but what ever happened to supposed solo artist, Donnie J.? He is set to release his debut album this summer, but after a very disappointing first single "Take You There", I think this newly leaked track "Dr. Love" can quickly take him up the charts. The song is very much like material from Justin Timberlake, but it is still really good. Hopefully, Donnie can get popular soon! Enjoy!

Donnie J. ~ "Dr. Love": D/L #1 | D/L #2

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Lindsay Lohan ~ "Bossy" (New Song)

While not pursuing her acting career, Lindsay Lohan is either out partying or working on some new music. The actress, had had 2 really great albums over the years and now she is working on another one. The first leaked material is this track called "Bossy". She stated she wanted a more urban sound on this record, but it seems very dance to me coming from this song. The song is very dance-pop, and even though it's nothing like her hit "Rumors", I really love the beat and chorus. Maybe LiLo can make a comeback this year also! Enjoy it!

Lindsay Lohan ~ "Bossy": D/L #1 | D/L #2

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NLT ~ "Karma" (Video Premiere)

NLT's "Karma" has been one of my favorite tracks these last couple of weeks, and with their debut album ''Not Like Them'' out sometime next month, this band is just growing onto me even more. Their first single ''She Said, I Said" was good, but this is just FIRE! The Arabian beats just fit so well with the lyrics. The video is really good too, with awesome choreography. The concept of it is kinda dumb, and the video features a local radio host JoJo from here in in Los Angeles, California. He may not be familiar to the rest of the world, but I quickly recognized him, lmao! So all in all, this video is just great! Enjoy!

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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Lack of Updates

Hey everyone! I just want to say I'm sorry for all of these lack of updates. This week has been very busy for me and I have been trying to squeeze in a lot of updates in my free time. And also many people have been asking me why I haven't posted Lindsay Lohan's new track or stuff like that, because I want to make it very clear that I DO NOT POST SNIPPETS OF SONGS OR FULL ALBUMS! I will never post an album here because it could be big losses for the label, and it can be the reason this blog will get deleted. So don't think M&M ~ Music Mania is gone, there is just nothing good to post, lol! Thanks for understanding and have a great day!

~ CharoogAjram, webmaster

Monday, May 5, 2008

Mariah Carey ~ "Bye Bye" (Video Premiere)

Mariah Carey has most recently made a glorious comeback with her album ''E=MC²''. Her first hit single "Touch My Body" became an instant success. The same is expected to happen with her latest single "Bye Bye". The song is a very beautiful song and has a great meaning to it. The video is really nicely put together too. It features some live appearances with fans and even what seems like home video with new husband Nick Cannon. This will so be her 19th number 1! Enjoy!!!

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Saturday, May 3, 2008

Kat Deluna ~ "You Are Only Mine" (New Song)

Caribbean singer Kat Deluna has been all of the rage lately with her newest singles "Run the Show" and "Am I Dreaming". She is planning on internationally re-releasing her debut album ''9 Lives'' later this year with some all new tracks. One of them is this song called "You Are Only Mine". It is a soft ballad, which reminds me a lot of Jennifer Lopez. It sounds just like J-Lo's early album ''On the 6''. Big things are in store for Kat, and I wish her all the best. Enjoy!

Kat Deluna ~ "You Are Only Mine": D/L #1 | D/L #2

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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Maroon 5 featuring Rihanna ~ "If I Never See Your Face Again" (New Song)

This summer, musical hitmakers Rihanna and Maroon 5 will be re-releasing their albums ''Good Girl Gone Bad'' and ''It Won't Be Soon Before Too Long''. Both re-releases will include this remake of one of Maroon 5's songs called "If I Never See Your Face Again" which features pop singer Rihanna. This new 'remix' is way better than the origianl and I love how it has a mixed r&b Rihanna feel with good pop / rock Maroon 5 sound. This will definatley be a nother hit single for these these 2! Credit to ALi's Blog! Enjoy it!!

Maroon 5 featuring Rihanna ~ "If I Never See Your Face Again": D/L #1 | D/L #2

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Mariah Carey: Mrs. Nick Cannon!

Rumors have been spreading lately about a supposed engagement to actor Nick Cannon, but I guess Mariah Carey just went straight for the wedding! The pair wed in a secret ceremony on Wednesday, Latina Magazine is reporting. A source close to Cannon slipped out the news this afternoon. The nuptials are said to have taken place at her new mansion she purchased in the Bahamas. Carey's close friend, rapper Da Brat, was one of a few people to attend the quickie wedding.

The New York Post is now also reporting that Mariah Carey has married Nick Cannon. "They have been smitten with each other for days, weeks," the singer's friend said. "And she's always had a crush on him." Unfortunately for her, the paper is reporting that Carey didn't make Cannon sign a prenuptial agreement. "There was no pre-nup, there wasn't time," says a worried source.

I love MC so much, and I can see these 2 getting divorced very soon. Everyone knows she is not good at keeping relationships, and this was really rushed. I mean she barley even knows Nick, and getting quickly married on a Wednesday afternoon, is really hinting this will be a failed marriage. And them not even signing a pre-nup?? He is only in it for her money. We will keep posted as more on this eloping emerges.