CHART SPOTLIGHT. Mary J. Blige originally recorded the vocals for ‘Titanium,’ the latest UK top twenty hit from French DJ David Guetta. By the looks of it, Australian singer Sia ended up on the final version which bows at No.16 this week. Included on the upcoming set Nothing But the Beat (set for release on Aug. 26), the initial version featuring Blige was leaked recently. With lyrics saying ‘You shoot me down / But I won’t fall / I’m titanium,’ the track will certainly be successful on both radio and dancefloors.
CHART REFLECTION. Pop cultural phenomenon Jersey Shore is hitting TV screens after summer. Originally premiering on MTV in December 2009, the fourth installment will take place in Italy. The new season will premiere on August 4 and according to Zap2it, “Fists are pumped, fights are staged, drinks are downed, tongues are enjoined in extreme closeup.” Not surprisingly, the cast was banned from filming at certain tourist hot spots. The Florentian mayor Matteo Renzi has forbidden Snooki & co from appearing near the tourist attractions such as the Uffizi and Boboli Gardens.
As WelcheMusic is a true music blog, we’re anxious to see what music will appear on the show. Last year, a Jersey Shore soundtrack was issued. Enrique Iglesias shot a alternative video of his “I Like It” and the set includes tracks from Taio Cruz, LMFAO and David Guetta.
CHART REFLECTION. Imagine the past week at the Lopez-Anthony house. First there was the accidental nip slip on German television, when J-Lo was in Europe to promote her latest Love? album. Some say she might not return to American Idol next season. Why, you might ask. According to celeb mag In Touch, it’s Marc Anthony urging his wife “to spend more time with him and their children.” Then there’s the rumor saying that $12m isn’t enough compensation to sit at the judge’s table alongside Steven Tyler.
WelcheMusic closely monitors the career of Jennifer Lopez and posed the question if she would ever return to her former glory this March. It turned out to be more than true as she hasn’t been this hot in ages. Currently charting with “I’m Into You,” she does seem to have a bit of a challenge coping without Pitbull. While “On the Floor” managed to climb the top three, the former track peaked at No.72 on the Hot 100. Co-written by Taio Cruz, Lil Wayne and the Norwegian duo StarGate, this is certainly one of the best r’n’b tracks of the year.
We’re certainly looking forward to the next single and hope that Jennifer Lopez indeed returns to American Idol for another season.