– Britain’s best selling new artist of 2010 is looking to duplicate that success in the United States. Tinie Tempah had two #1 hits and saw his debut album go platinum and he’s hoping the same fate befalls his American debut, Disc-Overy. The album, set to be released by Capitol on May 3rd, will be a mix of tracks from his UK album and newly recorded songs. The latest single from Disc-Overy, “Written In the Stars”, will be available from iTunes starting January 25th.
– For their 13th annual Grammy Foundation Music Preservation Project the NARAS has chosen the theme of “World Revolution: A Celebration of the Evolution of Hip Hop.” The event will be held during this February’s Grammy Week, on Thursday the 10th. The gala will feature both historically significant footage and live performances by many respected members of the Hip Hop community. Scheduled to appear are 9th Wonder and Marsha Ambrosius, Arrested Development, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Kid Capri, MC Lyte, Phife from A Tribe Called Quest, and more.
– No Limit recording artist/CEO Romeo has acted in the past, even starring in his own sitcom, and it’s something he plans to do more of taking a role on the new superhero themed program The Cape on NBC. The show, which premiered last month, details the exploits of a costumed crusader. Romeo’s character is called “Lil Z” and he’s described as the “wise cracking” second banana to a character entitled “Pokerface.” The Cape airs on NBC on Mondays at 9 PM EST.