Check out pics of Lloyd and Chris Brown celebrating the release of Chris' new album F.A.M.E. in New York City last night! F.A.M.E. will be the #1 album in the country next week moving with 250k-275k units! Click here to buy!
Power 105FM's Power Live went down last night at B.B. Kings in New York City with performances by Keyshia Cole, Lloyd and Bobby V! Lloyd shut it down for the NYC crowd bringing up surprise guests Lloyd Banks and Juelz Santana!!
A ravishing Keri Hilson, glowing in a cheetah-print blouse, leather skirt, and boots, was on hand to honor her producer and mentor Polow Da Don for his musical and humanitarian contributions at a BMI-hosted event at the W Atlanta on Thursday (March 17). The beatmaker’s other protégé Lloyd performed material from his upcoming Zone 4 release King of Hearts, along with his newest artist Timothy Bloom, who dueted with bald-headed beauty V. Bozeman on the R&B crooner’s single “‘Til the End of Time."
LLOYD SET TO JOIN DIDDY-DIRTY MONEY ON ‘COMING HOME’ TOUR!! TOUR WILL HIT INTIMATE VENUES IN 20 US CITIES!!
March 11, 2011 This spring, Lloyd will join Diddy-Dirty Money on their 20-city BET Live and Ciroc sponsored “Coming Home Tour”! The tour which will be held in intimate venues, kicks off on April 13 in Minneapolis and travels to Chicago, Toronto, New York and Los Angeles before wrapping up May 15 in St. Louis. Lloyd will share the stage with Multiplatinum-selling, three-time Grammy Award-winning Sean “Diddy” Combs, singer-songwriter Dawn Richard (a founding member of the platinum-selling girl group Danity Kane) and songwriter Kalenna Harper, collectively known as hip-hop group Diddy-Dirty Money.
This will be the group’s first US tour since the release of their debut album, Last Train To Paris through Bad Boy/Interscope Records in December 2010, which included the platinum selling singles “Coming Home”, as well as “Hello Good Morning”. Lloyd, fresh off a successful Valentine’s Weekend “Love Faces Mini Tour” with Trey Songz, is prepping his fourth studio album and Zone 4/Interscope debut titled King of Hearts. The album will feature Lloyd’s the latest single, “Cupid”, and has already spawned the hit single “Lay It Down”, which featured remixes including R. Kelly, Young Jeezy, Patti LaBelle, and B.o.B.
Don’t miss Diddy-Dirty Money with special guest Lloyd on the “Coming Home Tour”, hitting a city near you this spring! Tickets available now at www.TicketMaster.com.
Tour Dates: 4/13 - Minneapolis, MN @ Epic Center
4/14 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
4/15 - Detroit, MI @ Sound Board - MotorCity Casino
4/17 - Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
4/21 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
4/22 - New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
4/23 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Showboat
4/24 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
4/26 - Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
4/28 - Jacksonville, FL @ Plush
4/29 - Melbourne, FL @ Levelz
4/30 - St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing
5/1 - Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
5/6 - San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
5/7 - Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
5/8 - Anaheim, CA @ The Grove
5/10 - Phoenix, AZ @ Ovations Live Showroom
5/12 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
5/14 - Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre
5/15 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
In my opinion Lloyd is on fire right now. We can only wait to decide if his much anticipated album King Of Hearts lives up to Polow Da Don’s claims, but so far every single has been hot, and the recent leak of “Miss That P***y” shows crazy potential and originality. His latest single “Cupid” is getting a lot of love, and it should start to heat up the charts soon. We have your first exclusive look at the visual, which was shot in Atlanta and directed by Mickey Finnegan. For more “Cupid” behind the scenes photos and videos, stay tuned!
Don’t let the name fool you: On Lloyd’s upcoming album King Of Hearts, the singer is bringing out the big guns.
The guest list of Young Goldie and Polow Da Don’s masterpiece in the making includes tour-mate Trey Songz (the dirty-talking “Be The One”), R. Kelly & Keri Hilson (the socially-aware, Michael Jackson-esque “World Cry”) and Chris Brown (“Love Me Girl”).
But perhaps the LP’s most buzzed-about collaboration—at least in rap circles—is with Lil Wayne and Andre 3000, on a track called “Miss That Pussy.” The tongue-in-cheek ditty has a retro ‘50s sound and Robert Kelly-like crass, detailing the aftermath of a female’s infidelity—particularly on her lower regions.
“I liked the way it used to be,” a, um, tightlipped Lloyd told VIBE of the track’s anatomical focus. He hadn’t yet heard the cameo verses by Wayne or Andre, who both appeared on the Idlewild soundtrack (“Hollywood Divorce”) and, coincidentally, on different versions of Lloyd’s 2006 hit, “You.”
The crooner was a bit more forthcoming about his newest single, ”Cupid,” though. With it’s static bass and glorious horns, the song conjures memories of first-love hand-holding at the roller skating rink.
“It’s that feeling of first falling for someone, they way it makes you feel and the optimism that love brings,” Lloyd says of the Polow-produced hit. “It just feels like everything can be okay, like love can make everything better and last forever. It’s a very intimate feeling that we hope for.”
Lloyd’s fourth album, King Of Hearts, is set for an April 19 release. —John Kennedy (Vibe)
Victoria’s Secret model Selita Ebanks will hold down the stage as host of BET’s 2011 Rip The Runway! This year’s fashion and music extravaganza scheduled to air on Monday, March 21 at 8/7C.
Rip The Runway is BET’s annual fashion meets hip-hop and R&B show, featuring the most popular music performers and new designers’ spring and summer lines. This years performers include Wiz Khalifa, Fabolous, Keri Hilson, Lloyd, Miguel, New Boyz, and more!