With 62% of the building sales chart already in, Janet Jackson and Erykah Badu are in a dead heat for the #1 spot. Janet’s 10th studio album Discipline currently sits at #1 with 110,000 units sold. While Erykah’s Amerykah is close behind with 88,000 units sold.

Anyone who follows these charts knows that the holder of second place can easily blow by number 1 at the last minute. This race will be interesting to watch as it comes down to the wire!

DJ Trauma, real name unknown, has been on his grind as one of the most sought after turntablist’s in the music industry since he was a teen. He’s seen the business from both sides of the turn tables and his talents has taken him all over the world on tour with major artists.

DJ Trauma brings it all home tonight for the launch of his website www.djtrauma.com at UPTOWN Restaurant and Lounge – 201 Courtland Street, Atlanta, GA 30303 from 8pm – 11pm. This is a red carpet affair with confirmed celebrity guests including Polow Da Don, Yung Joc, Young Jeezy, Jazze Pha, NFL Player Rod Gardner, Mychael Knight, and YOU.

REVP to Angela Watts, at angela@awmediagroup.com.

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We here at Sandrarose.com are happy to see the industry finally giving recognition and respect to our talented Nubian sistahs. British singer Estelle was in the states last week promoting her new single “American Boy” featuring Kanye West. This new emphasis on non-conventional artists signals a new direction for the music industry which is in the midst of its worst sales slump in history. Obviously something is broken and needs fixing.

 

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Keyshia Cole, her mom Frankie and her sister Neffie all looked beautiful on the set of Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is Reunion Show, this weekend. The show was taped at Turner Studios and is set to air on BET in the Summer. Special shout out to Manny Halley for the exclusive access to the set!

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Poor Jay Z is not aging well as this picture illustrates. Jay, real name Shawn Carter, is currently in the midst of a national tour with Mary J. Blige where they perform to sold out houses every night. The rigors of being on the road at age 40 clearly shows on his face.

Not all of us are blessed enough to be able to leave the house without makeup on. Kelly Rowland proves that she can skip sessions with her makeup artist anytime she wants to. Her face is positively glowing!

The paparazzi snapped Kelly as she arrived at Reagan National Airport in Washington DC to promote the re-release of her album “Ms. Kelly.”

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We’re not saying we’re Rihanna experts here on Sandrarose.com. But we do detect something different about our girl Rihanna‘s mouth piece. Could she be getting regular botox injections like her friend Simon Cowell and half of Hollywood?

Men are just as vain as women when it comes to maintaining their outward appearances. We know that ultra vain stars such as Usher and Sean Combs regularly get their nails buffed to a high shine by celebrity nail technician Sabrina Rowe of Tula 2 nails.

But American Idol‘s Simon Cowell just might be the first to admit to getting regular Botox injections and wearing lifts in his shoes ala Tom Cruise to make himself appear taller:

“To me, Botox is no more unusual than toothpaste,” the 48-year-old said. “It works, you do it once a year – who cares?”As for his shoes, he admitted to wearing platform heels that are “an inch high, maybe.”

But, he insisted, there’s one physical attribute that’s completely natural. “I’d never dye my hair,” he said. “Although I know everyone thinks I do.” (Source)

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According to loyal reader Mz Scorpo, the dyme piece Lil’ Wayne escorted into The Velvet Room last night was his ex-wife and baby mama Toya. She’s getting broken off lovely every month and Lil’ Wayne is going through a rough period in his life. So it’s good that she shows support to the little homie. Maybe they’re back together which would be good for the baby.