Ne-Yo Sues R. Kelly Promoter Over Tour

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ne-Yo claims he was fired as an opening act for R. Kelly because the audience and critics liked him better.

Ne-Yo, whose real name is Shaffer Smith, and Compound Touring Inc., sued the promoter of R. Kelly’s tour, Georgia-based Rowe Entertainment Inc., on Monday in Superior Court. The lawsuit, which alleges breach of contract and violation of the right of publicity, seeks unspecified damages.

20,000 attend sold out Concert in Nanjing, China

( – TVXQ performed at Olympic Stadium in Nanjing, China in front of 20,000 screaming fans for the first time on April 4. By all reports, the concert was a smashing success.

Each member also wowed the crowd with solo performances. Junsu was joined by fellow label member ‘Key’ from the group SHINee during his performance. Meanwhile, Yunho made the crowd go crazy sharing a faked kiss with a female performer during his solo.

The two and a half hour performance was met with a 10 minute standing ovation from the impressed crowd of 20,000.

The list of songs included their #1 hit songs like Mirotic, Rising Sun and Purple Line as well as other songs from their number one albums.

TVXQ Gets 5th #1 Song on Oricon Chart

Korean group Tohoshinki (TVXQ/DBSK) continues to make music history by landing their 5th #1 song on the Japanese Oricon Weekly Charts.


The beautiful ballad Bolero, the title soundtrack to the upcoming movie Subaru, also contains two other songs written by TVXQ members “Micky” Yoochun and “Youngwoong” Jaejoong.


Janet Postpones Japanese Tour

R&B singer Janet Jackson has postponed the Japanese leg of her tour, with promoters blaming the global financial crisis.janetrwy1smaller

The 42-year-old star has pushed back her “Rock Witchu” Japan tour next month “due to the impact of economic crisis.”


DBSK Makes History 4th #1 on Oricon Charts

And there it is: South Korean group DBSK’s (Tohoshinki’s) historic 4th number one song, Mirotic, on the coveted Japanese Oricon Weekly chart!

From left to right: Junsu, Yoochun, Jaejoong, Changmin, Yunho

Reports say DBSK is the first non-Japanese artist in history to have four #1 songs on the Oricon Weekly charts, the first to have four consecutive #1 songs, and if I’m not mistaken, the first to have four #1 songs on Oricon in the same year.

They are now in the history books and is continuing to prove that they are not a flash-in-the-pan idol group. Congrats to the guys of DBSK (aka Tohoshinki, aka THSK, aka TVXQ aka TVfXQ)


Grammys a Ho-Hum Affair for TV Viewers?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amy Winehouse, Herbie Hancock and {tag Kanye West} didn’t provide quite enough drama to enthrall television viewers. Preliminary estimates indicate the Grammy Awards telecast was watched by 17.5 million people.

Nielsen Media Research said Monday that would make it the third least-watched Grammy Awards ever if later estimates confirm those numbers.