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May 28, 2001 | STEVEN LINAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's not every day we can write about the pairing of Carmen Electra and Sisqo, but that's exactly what you get in "The 2001 World Music Awards" (9 p.m. ABC). Electra, who starred in last year's gross-out smash "Scary Movie," and Sisqo, the man behind the "Thong Song," co-host the two-hour special, which was taped May 2 in Monte Carlo. This isn't the first time the performers have worked together.
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June 17, 2001 | MARC WEINGARTEN
Sisqo doesn't like to pussyfoot around. The former member of R&B group Dru Hill is about as likely to slip into the role of mewling, repentant lover boy as he is to give up red leather. The man knows what he wants and he goes after it, decorum be damned. His rhythmically dexterous 2000 hit "Thong Song" was a leering exercise in female objectification, but its fibrillation of a beat and double-time vocal transformed sexual tension into pop catharsis.
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March 25, 2000 | GEOFF BOUCHER
Santana's "Supernatural" is still tops with Southern California album buyers, but Dru Hill alumnus Sisqo and his solo debut disc, "Unleash the Dragon," are climbing fast. The 22-year-old singer's album moves up three notches to No. 3 this week. Nationally, "Unleash the Dragon" sits at No. 2 on the album charts, but he was denied that spot here by longtime local star Dr. Dre, whose "Dr. Dre 2001" has been strong and steady in sales.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 28, 2001 | STEVEN LINAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's not every day we can write about the pairing of Carmen Electra and Sisqo, but that's exactly what you get in "The 2001 World Music Awards" (9 p.m. ABC). Electra, who starred in last year's gross-out smash "Scary Movie," and Sisqo, the man behind the "Thong Song," co-host the two-hour special, which was taped May 2 in Monte Carlo. This isn't the first time the performers have worked together.
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January 30, 2000 | CONNIE JOHNSON
Shades of Jodeci and Michael Jackson are obvious in Dru Hill member Sisqo's R&B approach. With his urban audience firmly in pocket, Sisqo is clearly poised to try to become pop music's next big thing. On this debut solo album, he makes all the right moves, particularly on the incendiary "Got to Get It." The subject matter is fairly routine (think sex and desire), but 22-year-old Sisqo's youthful fervor and imagination make him worth attention.
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February 18, 2001 | MARC WEINGARTEN
The Grammys may be slouching toward respectability, but to the sales winners still go the spoils. This year's R&B Grammy champs should do little to challenge that axiom. In the best R&B vocal by a duo or group, the Destiny's Child hit "Say My Name" is surrounded by four records that most R&B fans probably know little about.
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June 17, 2001 | MARC WEINGARTEN
Sisqo doesn't like to pussyfoot around. The former member of R&B group Dru Hill is about as likely to slip into the role of mewling, repentant lover boy as he is to give up red leather. The man knows what he wants and he goes after it, decorum be damned. His rhythmically dexterous 2000 hit "Thong Song" was a leering exercise in female objectification, but its fibrillation of a beat and double-time vocal transformed sexual tension into pop catharsis.
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April 16, 2000 | MARC WEINGARTEN, Marc Weingarten is an occasional contributor to Calendar
"Damn this leg," screams Sisqo as he hobbles down the hallway of his hotel in Beverly Hills. With his close-cropped silver hair and his injured right leg raking the carpet behind him, he looks as if he's auditioning for the role of Marley's Ghost in a glam-rock version of "A Christmas Carol." "I'm trying to walk this injury off, so I'll be able to perform tomorrow night at the Soul Train Awards, but this hurts."
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January 4, 2001 | MARC WEINGARTEN
In their inimitably vexing fashion, Grammy voters once again have skirted that fine line between good taste and cluelessness in their R&B nominees. Last year was, in fact, a fairly strong one for R&B, and it wasn't all found on the margins, either. For every emergent talent like Jill Scott, there were striking smash singles from Sisqo and D'Angelo. In other words, there was plenty for the voters to choose from, and they mercifully didn't overlook obvious picks.
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June 21, 2001
Afro Celt Sound System, "Volume 3: Further in Time," Real World Deep Dish, "Yoshiesque 2," Yoshitoshi Fatboy Slim, "A Break From the Norm," Restless Gorillaz, "Gorillaz," Virgin Iffy, "Biota Bondo," Foodchain Mandy Moore, "Mandy Moore," Epic Dave Navarro, "Trust No One," Capitol K.T. Oslin, "Live Close By, Visit Often," BNA Pennywise, "Land of the Free?
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February 18, 2001 | MARC WEINGARTEN
The Grammys may be slouching toward respectability, but to the sales winners still go the spoils. This year's R&B Grammy champs should do little to challenge that axiom. In the best R&B vocal by a duo or group, the Destiny's Child hit "Say My Name" is surrounded by four records that most R&B fans probably know little about.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 2000 | MARC WEINGARTEN, Marc Weingarten is an occasional contributor to Calendar
"Damn this leg," screams Sisqo as he hobbles down the hallway of his hotel in Beverly Hills. With his close-cropped silver hair and his injured right leg raking the carpet behind him, he looks as if he's auditioning for the role of Marley's Ghost in a glam-rock version of "A Christmas Carol." "I'm trying to walk this injury off, so I'll be able to perform tomorrow night at the Soul Train Awards, but this hurts."
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 2000 | GEOFF BOUCHER
Santana's "Supernatural" is still tops with Southern California album buyers, but Dru Hill alumnus Sisqo and his solo debut disc, "Unleash the Dragon," are climbing fast. The 22-year-old singer's album moves up three notches to No. 3 this week. Nationally, "Unleash the Dragon" sits at No. 2 on the album charts, but he was denied that spot here by longtime local star Dr. Dre, whose "Dr. Dre 2001" has been strong and steady in sales.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2000 | CONNIE JOHNSON
Shades of Jodeci and Michael Jackson are obvious in Dru Hill member Sisqo's R&B approach. With his urban audience firmly in pocket, Sisqo is clearly poised to try to become pop music's next big thing. On this debut solo album, he makes all the right moves, particularly on the incendiary "Got to Get It." The subject matter is fairly routine (think sex and desire), but 22-year-old Sisqo's youthful fervor and imagination make him worth attention.
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July 29, 2000 | RICHARD CROMELIN
New releases debut at the top of the singles and albums chart, in Southern California and nationally. The album is the fourth volume of the "Now That's What I Call Music" series, which collects recent hits (this time including songs by Blink-182, Macy Gray and Hanson) in a handy package, while Sisqo's follow-up to "The Thong Song" is the No. 1 single. * TOP 10 ALBUMS *--* Title Artist (Nat'l Rank) Last Week 1 Now That's What I call various (1) -- Music 2 Oops! . . .
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