AMP Music Minute April 6th

Beyonce Sends First Tweet And Updates Website-

Up until the launch of her new Tumblr, the Houston native had not yet embraced the internet as an effective means to communicate with her fans. Much in the same way that Lady Gaga and Katy perry have been doing from the beginning, Bey finally reached out to her over 3 million followers via Twitter. It was her very first tweet.

She wanted to get the word out about the new changes to her website and more specifically the ‘I AM’ tab on the website which takes you to the singer’s new Tumblr. “Hey World, it’s B! I’m so excited to invite you to my new — we’ve been working hard, and it’s finally ready for you XO,” she wrote.

The new site includes pictures of a candid Beyonce with her friends, family and husband. She reveals images of her and Jay walking into the hospital, being pregnant, and plenty of pre-pregnancy photos of the singer at the beach, vacationing,  or posing fierce in outfits we’ve only dreamed of wearing or even affording. The tumblr also includes a few movie clips of the singer and her people.
One of the most intriguing parts of her new blog is that she reveals the inspiration for her daughter’s unique name, Blue Ivy. If you look closely, in one of the clips Bey standing under some blue ivy in a tree. She’s  on vacation with Jay in Hvar, Croatia. “We woke up this morning and took a nice little walk and passed by this beautiful blue tree. I think it’s Blue Ivy, which will be quite appropriate,” says Beyoncé.

Quite appropriate indeed.

Kanye West Announces Love for Kim Kardashian in New Song- has already talked a little bit about the controversy unfolding between Kanye West and the ever present, Kim Kardashian after ‘Ye released a song that donned the lyrics:

“And I admit I fell in love with Kim
‘Round the same time she fell in love with him
Well that’s cool, babygirl do your thing
Lucky I ain’t had Jay drop him from the team”

This a clear cry to Kim’s attention as well as a notable shot at her ex, Kris Humphries, who plays for the New Jersey Nets, the team Jay- Z is co-owner of.

But we’ve been speculating about Kim and Kanye for awhile now. Rumors broke when she showed up to his Paris Fashion Week show without a date of her own. But neither Kim nor ‘Ye have broken their silence about the rumors.

We’ll keep you posted.

Adele Didn’t Expect 21 to Break Big in USA-

It’s likely that most artists don’t set out to sell as many records as Adele has of her latest album, 21. Heck! Even Adele didn’t set out to sell this many albums here or anywhere. In an interview with EW, of which Adele takes the cover, the UK songstress sat down and said in all honesty she didn’t feel the “buzz” from her record when she first got here.

“I was saying, ‘I don’t think this record is going to do anything,'” the chanteuse recalled. “I can’t feel the buzz in America.'”

Well we felt it. Slow at first, but then the flood gates opened and we were “Turning Tables” “Rolling in the Deep”  and “Set[ting] Fire to the Rain” in record numbers every single week. We kept her at number one on our charts for weeks upon weeks. Toppling record and record. It was groundbreaking. It still is.

That’s why it’s funny that she didn’t feel “the buzz,” she apparently should have been listening for more of a rumble!

Adele has gone on to sell over 19 million copies of her second album 21.

-Khellie Braxton, 97.1 AMP, Los Angeles

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