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Music News: Nicki Minaj Breaks Vevo Record + Ne-Yo Leaves Def Jam For New Job @ Motown

25 Jan

Nicki Minaj gimmick or not has defied the odds and crossed over to unexpected heights and the Young Money Queen isn’t letting up anytime soon. Nicki who premiered her Hype Williams produced ‘Stupid Hoe’ video last week managed to break VEVO records with the most views in a 24 hr period….48 million views to be exact. That’s the most for any video premiere. Nick tweeted that that she wanted to protect her artwork 

“Can’t premiere on a network b/c it’s important that my art is not tampered with, or compromised prior to you viewing it for the 1st time.”

Although the video has garnered millions of views and broke a online record, Nicki’s visuals haven’t came without  scrutiny. Some viewers have complained that the video causes seizures and the vulgar lyrics are in bad taste. You agree?

With rise and interest in ‘Stupid Hoe’ the single recently rose to new heights on iTunes and now sits at #35 a far, far cry from it’s previous position.  Originally slated for release on Valentine’s Day, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded will swing into stores April 3rd. Missed the video? Check it out here

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Via MTV—- On Tuesday, news broke that Ne-Yo made a move from Def Jam, where he started his career, to Motown, where he will now record and help to develop new talent. The Grammy Award-winning singer explained to MTV News that he still has close ties to Def Jam, which like Motown falls under the Universal umbrella. It was Universal Republic and Island Def Jam Motown chairman/CEO Barry Weiss and senior vice president of Motown Ethiopia Habtemariam who were instrumental in bringing Ne-Yo over in an effort to re-brand the storied label that Berry Gordy started back in 1959.

“They sat me down and talked to me about the whole revitalization of Motown, bringing Motown back to its original glory,” Ne-Yo said. “I gotta say, beyond anything else, I was just flattered that they thought me worthy of such a responsibility.” (Continue Reading)

Is there still any juice left in the vintage house of Motown? Can Ne-Yo bring a little spark and magic to the legendary music label?

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