Sunday was definitely a night for the throwbacks (with a little sprinkle of something new) as Wendy Williams hosted the 2014 Soul Train Awards.
Wendy opened the show with a ride through Las Vegas before she stepped into a scenario out of “The Phantom Of The Opera.” Being stalked around a huge auditorium is a pretty scary prospect–danger could lurk around any corner! Wendy seemed a lot less scared when she whipped off the phantom’s mask only to discover that it was Boris Kodjoe!
The chat diva took a night off with her usual shade (for the most part) assuring the audience that they weren’t going to get talk-show Wendy. She did still manage to flirt a bit with Trey Songz, while pointing out that a few famous people had been rotated out of the front row. She ended her opening monologue on a nice note as she congratulated Lil Kim on her new baby and got the show rolling!
Randy Valentine is Still Pushing
United Kingdom-based reggae singer Randy Valentine is preparing for the release of his seven-track EP in February.
The set, Still Pushing, will be released on the artiste’s label Hemp Higher and produced by Joe Ariwa.
“I am blessed to have had such a great reaction to the album. I have been in the studios working hard on my latest EP to keep my growing fan base happy,” Valentine told the Jamaica Observer.
According to the 25-year-old, Clarendon-born singer, the EP will be accompanied by shows already confirmed in Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Australia.
The EP track listing includes Consequences, Black Cinderella, Where’s The Love, Mama Said and Rolling Down.
Katy Perry to headline Pepsi Super Bowl halftime
Global superstar Katy Perry will headline the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show on NBC in University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, it was confirmed Sunday night in an unprecedented multimedia, global announcement.
Perry acknowledged the performance on Twitter while watching the Dallas Cowboys–New York Giantsgame in Australia where she is currently on her Prismatic World Tour. Bob Costas announced the performance to the television audience at halftime of the Cowboys–Giants game on Sunday Night Football, primetime TV’s No. 1 show. This triggered the launch of an original digital video featuring Perry produced by Pepsi. Later in the night, Pepsi’s acclaimed commercial There Since The First #Halftime re-released to her award-winning song Firework debuted during the telecast.
The Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show is the most-watched musical event of the year. More than 115 million viewers in the U.S. watched last season’s show. The Super Bowl and halftime show will be broadcast worldwide.