WK 6: Why Good Girls Like Bad Boyz
Don't Forget About Us
BOSTON, MA Friday Nov.11.2005 /FantasyMusicLeague.com/ -- Get on the FML Insider 'Party Train': Check out the FML love affair with Mimi, why we're all about The Gap Band, and whether Bow Wow or his girlfriend will help you win big this season.
You Dropped a Bomb on Me
"Charlie, Last Name Wilson" is the veteran R&B artist who makes his debut this week on the FML. Even though it has been a quarter of a century since he, 'Dropped a Bomb on Me,' as lead funk-master with The Gap Band, Charlie Wilson is still going strong. And he is still hanging with the cool cats. His first album in five years has him collaborating and singing with the likes of Snoop Dogg, Justin Timberlake and R. Kelly. The legendary funk singer is 'Outstanding' on his hit eTrack single 'Charlie, Last Name Wilson,' from the disc of the same name. Additionally with the energy, men half his age envy, Wilson is currently starring in the national revival of 'Why Good Girls Like Bad Boyz.' The urban play examines why strong women allow their lives to be overcome by insalubrious men, also stars R& B singer Angie Stone.
By the time he turned a mere18-years-old this spring, teen rap sensation Bow Wow was the youngest musician to open the Grammy Awards. He also entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the youngest solo rapper to hit #1 on the charts and starred in the movie "Like Mike." His latest accomplishment topping the eTracks is his hot duet, with girlfriend Ciara, titled 'Like You. This week labels, with Bow Wow, saw an increase of 24 percent in revenue generation. Ciara on the other hand costs $12 Million more than Bow Wow and didn't move the revenue needle this week.
The most widely held artist on the FML is like a phoenix rising from the 'glitter' music ashes, Mariah Carey. With her fourth hit song, 'Don't Forget About Us,' climbing up the eTracks, she is a force to be reckoned. Now she is releasing the Platinum Edition - of the Emancipation of Mimi, next week. The repackaging of her hit album is the latest chapter in Mariah's 2005 juggernaut, which has earned her four nominations for this year's American Music Awards – the most nominations by any artist. The FML sure digs Mimi.
Once you're a registered player, you can earn cash by inviting your 'peeps' to play the Fantasy Music League. In classic networking fashion you earn bling in two ways: by referring people, and when your referrals, in turn, refer people. The only requirement is that you and your referrals all register a label to play in the Open League. So, once you register, for each Open League label created by one of your direct referrals, you'll earn 200 points. In addition, you'll earn 100 points for each Open League label created by your indirect referrals. Once you've earned a minimum of 2,500 points, the FML pays you cash at the end of the season. If you haven't earned 2,500 points at the end of the season, don't worry - your points carry over to the next season.
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