Fresh off the successful release of "Still Standing," the album, Monica is going on tour !
Announcing the forthcoming tour on Atlanta's Fox 5 News this week, Monica also confirmed that "Neighbors Know My Name" singer Trey Songz would be joining her for the ride.
Dates have not yet been announced for the tour, which is slated to kick off in August with Monica performing a few spot dates with Songz this Spring.
As previously reported, Trey Songz has been touring with Jay Z on the Blueprint 3 tour with plans to air a docu-reality series on BET in June (more on that story here...).
Monica is also set to release another single from "Still Standing," this time teaming up with Jamie Foxx for "Here I Am".
Travie McCoy is one lucky guy. The Gym Class Heroes frontman has been invited to spend the summer with two of pop’s hottest stars, Rihanna and Ke$ha.
Travie, who released his solo debut album Lazarus last week, will be the sole male act on Rihanna’s “Last Girl on Earth” tour, with supporting act Ke$ha, when it kicks off on July 2 in Auburn, Wash. He fills in for Nicki Minaj, who pulled out of the trek a couple days after dates were announced, so she could focus on recording her debut album.
The tour travels across North America, culminating August 28 at the New York State Fair in Syracuse. Click here for the itinerary.
Travie recently wrapped his first-ever solo outing, opening for 3OH!3 and Cobra Starship on the “Too Fast for Love” tour. He will perform his hit single “Billionaire” with Bruno Mars on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (6/15) and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (6/21)
With a title like Thank Me Later, Drake doesn't seem to think his moody, dense full-length debut is going to be easy to digest right away. Listeners will catch on eventually, though, and he's willing to wait for their gratitude.
But even before his first album is out, Drake seems to be predicting that he'll ready to bask in his success by the time he releases his sophomore run. According to the Los Angeles Times, Drake is flirting with the idea of naming his next album Moments.
"Hip-hop is all about moments," Drake told the newspaper. "You look at people who were hot three or four years ago who are sitting around reminiscing. It's fickle. It's a game of moments. I'm the moment right now."
For now, however, the So Far Gone star is concentration on the highly anticipated release of Thank Me Later, which arrives June 15. Although the album leaked prior to its official release date, Drake tweeted he's "good" despite the minor setback.
"I gave away free music for years so we're good over here," Drake wrote. "Just allow it to be the soundtrack to your summer and ENJOY! JUNE 15th!"
Earlier this year, Drake spoke with MTV News about his debut and what the process has taught him about his own life.
"I'm learning about myself. That's what my music is about," he explained. "I don't necessarily know all the time who Drake is. I take it day by day and learn as much as I can about myself. As I learn, I choose to share with my fans. I'm just an artist that isn't scared of being open."
"My journey, as far as growing into a man, is shared with the people," Drake added. "My whole life is like that. I grew up on TV, I've always become accustomed to sharing my life with the world. At least now I get to do it in my own words ... so I'm not a character. I have a little more grasp on who I am. I'm more eager to share it now. Me growing into an artist is me growing into a man."