News: Kim Kardashian Finally Gets Her "Jam" Out [Audio]
Wednesday, Mar 2, 2011 5:40PM
Reality star Kim Kardashian finally releases her long-awaited "Jam (Turn It Up" music single today, premiering the track on morning talk show "On Air with Ryan Seacrest".
On the show, Kim also opened up about her thought process while putting the record together.
The reality superstar, 30, debuted her song "Jam (Turn It Up)" Wednesday morning during an appearance "On Air with Ryan Seacrest." Kardashian worked with big-time songwriter-producer The-Dream -- the man behind such colossal hits as Beyonce's "Single Ladies, Rihanna's "Umbrella" and other smashes. Kardashian explained that her pal Ciara hooked her up with the music heavyweight. "[The-Dream said] let's just have fun. Let's donate the proceeds, let's just have fun with it don't take yourself seriously, try something you've never done before." She added that she "walked out at one point" during the recording session. "I was scared." (Us Magazine)
Around mid-February, Kim talked about her aim to debut the track by early March.
"[It's coming out] in about three weeks," she told Sway Calloway and special MTV correspondent Snooki. "I'm so excited...You know it was something that I was really uncomfortable and nervous about, and [The-Dream] really just wanted me to step outside of my box and try something I've never done before -- So I was really honest. I'm like, 'You're not gonna get Beyonce here, you're not gonna get Celine Dion,' and he really pulled something out of me ... I was just so nervous." (MTV)
Last January, Kardashian explained her temporary foray into the music biz.
"Basically, Ciara came to me and was like, 'You've got to meet The-Dream,'" Kim explained in an interview. "I was not into doing a song. I thought, 'Everyone kind of tries that, and it doesn't really work out so well.' So I talked to friends like Kanye [West] and a few of my other musical friends, like this is their life. They gave me good advice. They asked me what I do for fun, and I said, 'I go shopping, I hang out with friends.' And they said, 'We go to the studio for fun. Come have fun with us. Don't think too much about it.'" Kim continued, clarifying that an album is not in the works: "There's no album in the works or anything -- just one song we did for the show, and a video Hype Williams directed," Kim said. "Half of the proceeds we're giving away to a cancer foundation, because The-Dream's and one of my parents passed away from cancer. It's just all having fun -- with a good cause." (Billboard)
Following the buzz behind Kim's music industry experimental run, SOHH hit up R&B hitmaker Keri Hilson for her take.
"I haven't [followed the story] at all, actually, I thought it was rumor," Keri told SOHH about Kardashian's attempt at the music industry. "How do we know it's true? But hey, I think we're all entitled to follow our dreams. And if that's part of her dream, then go for it. You know? I wouldn't resent anybody for trying something new and you never know what could happen. [Kim] could discover that she has a new passion." (SOHH)
Check out Kim Kardashian's "Jam" down below: