Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber full name is Justin Drew Bieber. He was born on 1st of March in 1994 in London, Ontario. He was raised in Stratford, Ontario. Bieber is a famous canadian singer and songwriter. He was famous from his best ever song "Baby"

Carly Rae Jepsen

Carly Rae Jepsen has been an established artist in Canada for several years — with a third-place finish on Canadian Idol, two gold singles, two albums, and two Juno Award nominations to her name — Jepsen was a virtual unknown in the U.S. when “Call Me Maybe” hit it big.

The Weeknd

Abel Tesfaye is a Toronto-based singer famous by named " The Weeknd " . He recorded his all songs under " The Weeknd " name , his first song leaked in late 2010, though the identity of the individual behind the project was initially unknown. " The Weeknd " released a nine-song mixtape, House of Balloons, on 21 March 2011

Addy C

Adelynn Cuevas, or Addy C as she is known, is an 8 year old Latina from metro Atlanta, Ga. Addy loves to sing, dance , and play piano...

Céline Schmink

Celine Schmink is a french singer and also writer, journalist and Associate songwriter of SACEM. She writes in french and english in a pop folk style. Her musical work is regularly praised by the regional and national press and broadcast in France, Greece, Australia and the USA, where she leads a bilingual performing career.

Monday, 30 May 2016

A Quick Catch-Up with the Famous Indie Rock Singer-Songwriter, Ed Roman

Love Music recently interviewed an Award-winning singer/songwriter Ed Roman, who is also a performer and multi-instrumentalist from Shelburne, Ontario, Canada.  Blurring the lines between pop, rock, folk, and country music genres, Ed’s uniquely crafted songs have received regular rotation on more than 100 terrestrial radio stations across North America and more than 400 stations, worldwide.  Ed is a 2014 Artists Music Guild Award Nominee, a 2014 International Music and Entertainment Association Award Winner, a two-time 2015 IMEA Award nominee, a 2015 and 2016 Josie Show Awards nominee, an Akademia Awards Winner, and a two-time Indie Music Channel Award winner. Ed has performed at the Red Gorilla Music Fest during SXSW, The Millennium Music Conference, and SS Cape May, and he has toured both New York City and Philly. Recently, this Top 100 MTV.com and #1 Reverbnation artist traveled to Jamaica to deliver much-needed humanitarian aid to the island, while shooting the music video for “Jamaica.”

Check out the interview :

  

Love Music : Let's talk a bit about your music and what is the secret behind your success ?

Ed :
 

Music is everything to me and has always been. The secret to my success is I'm not trying to be something I'm not. There've been so many artists that we are all influenced by but we will never be them. We can only be ourselves. This is one of the hardest things and yet at the same time the easiest thing to do. The continual perpetuation and belief in yourself is crucial. There maybe times you feel like giving up but you can't because there's a reason why you're doing this. Art is reactionary and we make it because we have to.


Love Music : What hidden talents do you have?

Ed  :
 

I like talking in different accents and strange voices and it's something I've always done to entertain family and friends or even myself on long-distance journeys. Always levity. Even in the darkest circumstances you can find a little bit of humor and this is what keeps me going as a person. I’d always love to do a cartoon voice over for a cartoon character if the need should arise. It's a little hidden dream of mine.


Love Music : How do you feel when you are nominated for Awards ? And when you win an Award ?

Ed :
 

Winning awards is a wonderful feeling and receiving acclamations is very important. We artisans  do not always reap incredible financial materialistic rewards, so being recognized through music guilds and organizations is very important. 


Love Music : Did you choose the music industry, as a career, or as a hobby?

Ed :
 

I really chose it is a form of self torture. Lol.
As I said music is my life and it encompasses a multitude of aspects in my existence. Long before I decided to try to make it a career I have always created music as a form of retrospective self help that has saved me from a multitude of moral conundrum's.


Love Music : What's your fav. song and why?

Ed :  

Music is geared towards emotion. If I'm having a bad day I may want to play something extremely aggressive. If I'm feeling love and I am enamoured in the moment, I may play something beautiful and sweet telling you terrible things. It's very hard for me to answer that kind of question because as people we are not supposed to be emotionally driven by one source.. That would be like eating hotdogs for the rest of your life.

 
Love Music : Do you set goals for yourself and how do you do that?

Ed  :
 

Lately I've been trying to set a goal of not putting so much pressure on myself and worrying about every aspect of what goes on in my projects. I relinquished an incredible amount of responsibility to people that I trust and that are more than capable of servicing the songs requirements. When I do this things seem to flow that much easier. The goal is not to be such a control freak yet at the same time be a better captain..
 
Love Music : Tell us about your latest achievements ?

Ed :
 

I've most recently been awarded three Josie Music Award nominations out of Nashville and it's incredible to be recognized for more of the work that I've done. Also I’m on the precipice of releasing my new album RED OMEN. It's wonderful that these albums are being picked up by licensing and distribution all over Europe and  the United States..


Love Music : What do you find most inspires you to do that work?

Ed :
 

We as human beings are emotional barometers. We are continually being pressurized and decompressed by multitude of moments. This fluctuation is the catalyst for much of the artwork that exists in this world. I am continually being moved by these experiences and how they change me and make me stronger and hopefully a better animal..


Love Music : Any tip would you give to other musicians?

Ed : 

Work hard in practice your craft. Don't compromise the integrity of your emotional principles. Learn from others but don't be close minded when it comes to change. Always be yourself.


Love Music : How can people find you and follow you online?

Ed :

First off thank you so kindly for having me today and it was a pleasure to speak with you. You can always get a hold of me at www.edroman.net. There you can get a hold of my social networking buttons as well as articles, shows, tour dates, videos and photography.

The OMEN is RED.  

 

Ed Roman

@SpecialEdRoman

 

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/artist/ed-roman/id311621464


 


Thursday, 26 May 2016

Interview with TheKunig – “Droplets of Faith” and “Incidental Avenue”

Love Music recently interviewed TheKunig – “Droplets of Faith” and “Incidental Avenue”. TheKunig uses the following:

Drum loops,synths,sequencers,bass,samples with help from some of the most talented female unsigned singers.

Featured 5 times on BBC Introducing and once on BBC Radio 6 MixTape - TheKunig's music has also been played regularly on Jango Radio as well as Central FM Spain

Check out the interview :

Love Music : Let’s talk a bit about your music and what is the secret behind your success ?

TheKunig :

I think the secret is that I always treat my contemporaries exactly like I would like to be treated and I have supported all those unsigned artists regardless of their music genre.

Love Music : What hidden talents do you have?

TheKunig :

I can wiggle my ears in time to the music !!

Love Music : How you feels when fans leave a good feedback on your albums " Dream Demons " & "1956 "?

TheKunig :

Very happy to know firstly that people are listening to my music and always appreciative of any constuctive comments.

Love Music : You choose music industry, as a career, or as a hobby?

TheKunig :

It once was a career now its more of a hobby ....but who knows what might happen.

Love Music : What's your fav. song and why?

TheKunig :

Hello Goodbye by The Beatles - it reminds me of my early introduction to music making

Love Music : Do you set goals for yourself and how do you do that?

TheKunig :

I never set goals I might not achieve - which is more likely than not !

Love Music : Tell us about your latest achievements ?

TheKunig :

Being featured artist on dtongradio

Love Music : What do you find most inspires you to do that work?

TheKunig :

My love of music and the thought that others might get some pleasure from my music

Love Music : Any tip would you give to other musicians?

TheKunig :

Never give up and follow your dream

Love Music : How can people find you and follow you online?

TheKunig :

www.thekunig.co.uk - or just search for TheKunig in Facebook & @TheKunig in Twitter

On Soundcloud :

TheKunig

On YouTube :

TheKunig

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/thekunig/id833701560


Wednesday, 25 May 2016

A Great Conversation with Famous Soulful Jazz Singer, Anna Varga

We recently interviewed a talented & soulful jazz singer & music producer Anna Varga. Her soulful jazz singing and excellent accompanists will add elegance and style to your special event.

Check out the interview :









Love Music : Let’s talk a bit about your music and what is the secret behind your success ?
Anna Varga :
The secret I think is to hire the right people. The music business is like any other business. There is always someone who can do something better than you. Hire them.
Love Music : Where would you most like to perform?
Anna Varga :
My band enjoys performing at Club Macanudo and Opia on the Upper East Side of NYC. Summer will have us performing at some nice resorts.
Love Music : How you feels when you achieve Gig master's Award ?
Anna Varga :
Winning the Gig Masters Award would be an honor.
Love Music : You choose music industry, as a career, or as a hobby?
Anna Varga :
A work and life balance is essential so that's a tough one to answer honestly.
Love Music : What do you find most inspires you to do that work?
Anna Varga :
Women in society rarely have a voice. I feel compelled to voice her point of view. God blessed me with a gift and I should use it for those who can't speak up for themselves
Love Music : Do you set goals for yourself and how do you do that?
Anna Varga :
What's that saying? Shoot for the moon and you'll land among the stars?
Love Music : What hidden talents do you have?
Anna Varga :
It's impossible for me to hide anything.
Love Music : Tell us about your achievements as a Famous soulful jazz singer ?
Anna Varga :
Thank you. I'm shy. You're making me blush.
Love Music : Any tip would you give to other musicians?
Anna Varga :
Find some players you connect with spiritually and go wild.
Love Music : How can people find you and follow you online?
Anna Varga :

On Soundcloud :

Anna Varga

On Reverbnation :

Anna Varga Sextet

On Gigmasters :

Anna Varga

On Instagram :

Annavargasextet

On Twitter :

Annavarga

On Facebook :

Anna Varga

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Miley Cyrus






There's no right or wrong, success or failure. I don't look at things as black or white. My life won't be a series of either/ors -- musician or actor, rock or country, straitlaced or rebellious, this or that, yes or no. The real choices in life aren't that simple.

> Miley Cyrus


Miley Ray Cyrus born on 23 November 1992 in Franklin, Tennessee, she is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Her mother is Tish Cyrus and her father is country singer Billy Ray Cyrus. She held minor roles in the television series Doc and the film Big Fish in her childhood. After that she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for "I Thought I Lost You." She sang a duet with John Travolta for the 2008 animated film Bolt. In 2009, she sang the best-selling single "Party in the U.S.A." and broke the world record for the "Most Charted Teenager."


Miley Cyrus Hit Songs 

Wrecking Ball

We Can't Stop

Party in the USA

The Climb

When I Look at You

Adore You

BB Talk [Explicit]

Can't Be Tamed

Hoedown Throwdown

7 Things

Nobody's Perfect

Wherever I Go

Someone Else

I'll Always Remember You

Do My Thang

Best of Both Worlds

Butterfly Fly Away

Who Owns My Heart

Fly On The Wall

True Friend

Hands of Love

Send It On

He Could Be the One

Twinkle Song

Dooo It!

See You Again

You'll Always Find Your Way Back Home

Real And True

If We Were a Movie

I Hope You Find It

Look What They've Done to My Song

Karen Don't Be Sad



Party in the U.S.A Video Song




Saturday, 14 May 2016

Beyoncé



Beyoncé's musical story began when she was nine years old, spending time with a group of friends dancing and singing their way into vocal competitions and performances at the rodeo, local clubs and concert venues in Houston, Texas. The group of girls gradually morphed into Destiny’s Child, one of the most successful female recording groups of all-time. As a joint collective, Destiny's Child amassed worldwide hits with both singles and albums. In 2001 Beyoncé became the first African-American woman and the second woman ever to take home the ASCAP Pop Songwriter of the Year Award for her work with the band.

Following her success with Destiny's Child and a transition into a solo artist, Beyoncé has become one of the defining artists of our generation. As a singer, songwriter, performer, actor, filmmaker, Beyoncé is a creative tour-de-force who has captivated, astonished the masses and is celebrated by the world.

In 2003, Beyoncé made chart history once again as she became the first artist in 20 years and the first female recording artist ever to simultaneously reach No.1 in the U.S and the U.K with her debut solo album, Dangerously In Love and the chart-topping single "Crazy In Love.” Beyoncé went on to tour the US for the first time as a solo artist in 2004 in support of her No.1 multi-platinum debut solo album, which earned her five Grammy Awards including Best Contemporary R&B Album and Best R&B Song for "Crazy In Love" featuring JAY Z. With her five-in-one-year Grammy win, she tied the record for the most Grammys won in a single year by a female artist.


Following the success of her solo debut, Beyoncé released two consecutive #1 albums, B’DAY in 2006,which produced the hits, “Irreplaceable” and “Beautiful Liar,” and I AM…SASHA FIERCE in 2008, which

Having earned 17 Grammys to date, Beyoncé started 2010 with some historic wins at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards. Coming into the awards ceremony as the most nominated artist of the year with ten nominations for I AM…SASHA FIERCE, BEYONCÉ took home six Grammys, setting a record for the female artist with the most wins in one single year.

The summer of 2011 saw the release of Beyoncé s fourth album, aptly named 4, which also debuted at #1. The critically praised album produced the hits “Love On Top,” “Countdown,” and “Run The World (Girls).” The incredible debut TV performance of “Run The World (Girls)” on the Billboard Awards in May 2011 became one of the most talked about performances of the year. On June 26, 2011, two days before the album’s release, Beyoncé made her historic debut on The Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival, performing for a crowd of 114,000. Her appearance was the highlight of the festival and the live broadcast on the BBC was the largest TV audience of the Festival Sunday coverage in history with 2.6 million people tuned in to watch Beyoncé’s closing show.

Continuing her amazing live dates, in August, Beyoncé performed her album 4 to an intimate audience of less than 4,000 each night over four nights at New York’s famed Roseland Ballroom.

In 2012, Beyoncé resumed live appearances after the birth of her daughter early in the year with four sold-out shows during Memorial Day Weekend in Atlantic City, New Jersey. She also performed at the newly opened Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. In August, Beyoncé supported the United Nations in its celebration of World Humanitarian Day and its successful mission to send 1 Billion messages of people doing good deeds all over the world. Her performance of “I Was Here” at the United Nations General Assembly was filmed for a live video. It was the first time since the 1979 Music For UNICEF Concert that the GA was used for a major musical performance.

2013 was an eventful year for Beyoncé with performances for President Obama’s second Inauguration and at the Super Bowl Halftime show to a TV audience of 108 million. She directed and produced “Life Is But a Dream,” the documentary feature that premiered on HBO giving the network its biggest audience for a documentary in almost 10 years. BEYONCÉ kicked off the sold-out Mrs. Carter Show World Tour in Europe on April 15 and played an incredible 108 shows in Europe, North America, South America, Australia, Canada and the Caribbeann, wrapping up on December 22 in Brooklyn, New York. In November she won her sixth award at MTV Europe Music Awards, this time for Best Live Act. It was her eighteenth MTV Award overall.

True to form, Beyoncé finished 2013 with an audacious, future-facing and exhilarating move, which became the most talked about event in the music business. The unprecedented strategy was the brainchild of Beyoncé, who wanted to deliver music and visual content directly to her fans. It took place just a little past Midnight on Friday, December 13th with the surprise release of BEYONCÉ, her fifth solo studio album and first visual album. Infused with 14 new songs and 17 visually arresting videos, the visual album was released with absolutely no advance notice nor traditional media fanfare, directly on the iTunes Store.

The album quickly shattered iTunes Store records selling 828,773 albums in just three days and moving to Number One in all 104 countries where iTunes keeps records. It was the fastest-selling album in iTunes history, selling over one million copies worldwide and achieving platinum status in five days. Within seconds of its release, BEYONCÉ became the global hottest topic online, a true defining moment in popular culture.

“I didn’t want to release my music the way I’ve done it,” she said. “I am bored with that. I feel like I am able to speak directly to my fans. There’s so much that gets between the music, the artist and the fans. I felt like I didn’t want anybody to give the message when my record is coming out. I just want this to come out when it’s ready and from me to my fans.”
was the most-talked about album of 2009. Her iconic video for the single, “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It),” nearly melted the Internet, instantly becoming the most-watched and most-mimicked clip around the entire globe. The “I AM…” World Tour opened in Canada in March 2009 and took Beyoncé to over 100 cities around the world, with Billboard Magazine naming it the #1 concert attraction of 2009. Billboard also named BEYONCÉ Woman of the Year in October 2009 and Top Female Artist of the Decade in December 2009.

Friday, 13 May 2016

David Bowie





David Bowie is the man who elevated his music to what can only be described as an art form. In the early morning hours of Tuesday the 8th January, Iso/Columbia Records released a new single by David Bowie titled 'Where Are We Now?' exclusively launching in the iTunes Store in 119 countries. David Bowie's first new album in ten years and his 30th studio recording, THE NEXT DAY is also available as a pre-order on iTunes with a wide release scheduled for March. January the 8th is of course David Bowie's birthday, a timely moment for such a treasure to appear as if out of nowhere.

Throwing shadows and avoiding the industry treadmill is very David Bowie despite his extraordinary track record that includes album sales in excess of 130 million not to mention his massive contributions in the area of art, fashion, style, sexual exploration and social commentary. It goes without saying that he has sold out stadiums and broken ticket records throughout the world during this most influential of careers.

In recent years radio silence has been broken only by endless speculation, rumor and wishful thinking ....anew record...who would have ever thought it, who'd have ever dreamed it! After all David is the kind of artist who writes and performs what he wants when he wants...when he has something to say as opposed to something to sell. Today he definitely has something to say.

Produced by long term collaborator Tony Visconti, 'Where Are We Now?' was written by Bowie, and was recorded in New York. The single is accompanied by a haunting video directed by Tony Oursler which harks back to David's time in Berlin. He is seen looking in on footage of the auto repair shop beneath the apartment he lived in along with stark images of the city at the time and a lyric constantly raising the question Where Are We Now?



"The moment you know, you know you know" resonates from the new single's lyric. Now we all know...David Bowie has been in the recording studio...just when we least expected it!!

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Song Premiere: Gabe Dixon, "Flow Like Wine"

 


Gabe Dixon connects with his frustrated guitar player side on "Flow Like Wine" from his upcoming album, Turns To Gold. Hear the song here first, and find out why playing it live makes him sweat, how its lyrics inspired the artwork for the new album, and how he knows when a song is finished.

 https://soundcloud.com/gabedixonmusic/flow-like-wine

 Q : How did this song come about?

Gabe Dixon: I write a lot of songs with other people, so I have to come up with ideas, and one day I was set to write with a friend of mine, and it was like 30 minutes in and she wasn’t there, so I started messing around with ideas, and I had this idea for this really slow song, and I had this idea about “Slip your feet into the water, lean your head right next to mine,” and something about “let love flow like wine.” She didn’t even show up that day. It’s one of my favorites on the album, and it really inspired the album cover artwork a lot. It’s me in a little bitty boat with an upright piano going down a river towards the sunset and the ocean.

Q : There's a lot of layers to the track, how do you know when to stop adding things?

Dixon: The song is the most important thing, so if it starts getting to the point where I’m not hearing the melody and the lyric and what the song has to say, then there’s too much going on, too many instruments, too many parts. I really try to sit back and see if I’m being moved by the song, and if I am, then I’m doing something right. If it’s too clouded, then I have to scale some things back.

I secretly always wanted to be a guitar player, but I kept playing the piano. So on a lot of songs, you’ll hear me try and imitate what a guitar would do. “Flow Like Wine” is like me trying to play finger-picking guitar, but on the piano. Even though it has a bit of acoustic guitar in there, the piano is what drives it and keeps it away from being a full-on country song while keeping that folky feeling.





Q : Perhaps this ties into that, but it's also a very short song.

Dixon: Some songs seem to call more for a story situation, and with this one, I felt like I’d rather point to what I’m saying rather than spelling it out completely, which speaks more to the feeling of the lyrics than the length. I didn’t want to do the chorus too many times, because it’s the same thing over and over, so any more than three times on that chorus might be a bit much, and there wasn’t anything else I had to say, verse-wise. The lyrics were a little more abstract than some of the other songs I’d written, and I liked that and didn’t want to get too specific or overload it. I try to say the most with the least amount of words and the least amount of song.

Q : Have you been playing this song live yet?
Dixon: I’ve done a couple of shows where I’ve played the album top to bottom, and on the album it ends and there’s a transition into another song, and it’s fun to have that transition when I play it live. I love the fact that it’s short, but it’s kind of a difficult song to sing. Sometimes when I sing that chorus, I just blow it, the falsetto goes out. So I really have to be up for it. When I’m on, I finish the song and I feel like I’ve really been transported somewhere and done something really special and the audience can really feel it and it’s really moving for them. If I’m not prepared for that song, it falls a bit flat. I don’t put it in every set, it’s not one that I can just go to yet. The more I play it, the better I’ll get at it and the more it will become a regular part of the show.

 
Q : So you break into a little sweat when you see it on the setlist.

Dixon:
A little bit, yeah, just because of the chorus, really. It’s one of those things where there are songs I play in the set that every time I play them, they go over really well, but they weren’t always that way. I have to just sweat for a while, for a few months, on that song, before I’m to the point where it’s easy to do it. That’s just part of the process of playing new songs.

Selena Gomez

What do you do after striking gold with your first solo album, wrapping your third season starring in a hit series and earning raves for your movie debut? If you're Selena Gomez, you dance. At least, you get the world on its feet with "A Year Without Rain." A follow-up to "Kiss & Tell," Selena’s gold-certified Hollywood Records debut CD, "A Year Without Rain" shows Selena and her band, The Scene, in a whole new light, this one pulsating, multicolored and ready for the mirrored ball.

"I really wanted something that felt good to perform, but had a techno/dance vibe," Selena says. "I wanted something that had meaning and melody, and more empowering lyrics." That’s exactly what she delivers in "A Year Without Rain." Working with top producer/songwriters like Tim James & Antonina Armato, Kevin Rudolf, Toby Gad and Jonas Jeberg, Selena kept to a more quickened tempo, exploring themes of love, freedom and the joy of living for the moment.

Selena credits the album’s neo-techno leanings to her 2010 platinum-certified single, ‘Naturally," which pointed the way for her. That track "really helped me figure out where I want to be," she says. "There’s a feeling when I perform that song that I love, so when I was going back in the studio, I had a better understanding of where I wanted to be musically."

She gets right to it with the opening track, "Round & Round," an upbeat synth-driven song about reaching the limits of indecision in love. The plaintive "A Year Without Rain" may be more subdued, but its beauty impressed Selena enough to make it the title track. "When I got the song, I went through the roof," she recalls. "Everybody has that one person they can’t live without. It was exactly what I wanted to say." That
goes double for the Spanish version of the song, Selena’s first recording in that language.


Having turned 18 this year, Selena has matured since making her professional debut at age 7, but girls still wanna have fun, which is what songs like "Spotlight" "Off the Chain" and "Summer’s Not Hot" are all about. "Rock God" features none other than Katy Perry on backing vocals, while "Intuition" boasts a duet between Selena and rapper Eric Bellinger in a tricked-out double-time salute to a positive attitude.

Selena slows things down on "Ghost of You," a ravishing ballad about a breakup so rough, no amount of "living crazy loud" can crush the memory. "It’s very beautiful, very raw," Selena says of the song. "Shelly Peiken co-wrote it. She knows me, knows about everything I go through, and knows how to express it in a beautiful way."

On the flip side, Selena comes back strong with "Sick of You," a Matt Squire-written and produced track about losing a loser ("You know fairy tales don’t come true/ Not when it comes to you"). The album ends with "Live Like There’s No Tomorrow," an epic power ballad expressing the creed by which Selena has built her life and career.

A Dallas native, Selena Gomez started acting at age seven when she landed a role in the popular television series "Barney & Friends," on which was a regular for two seasons. She landed her first film role in the 2003 sci-fi action adventure film "Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over." She made her mark as an actress playing girl wizard Alex Russo in the hit Disney Channel series "Wizards of Waverly Place," which premiered in 2007 and has now completed three seasons. Selena and her cast mates won a 2009 Emmy Award for Outstanding Children’s Program.

Selena then made an indelible impression with her starring role in 2010 comedy "Ramona and Beezus." Says Selena, "I wanted something completely different from my show. All these incredible actors, being able to learn from them and get my feet wet in the film world. It was the perfect way to get into it." Next up, a starring role in "Monte Carlo," in which she plays a teen on vacation in the romantic European principality. And of course, Selena is gearing up for the fourth season of "Wizards of Waverly Place."

Selena has branched out into fashion with the premiere of her new clothing line, Dream Out Loud, sold exclusively at K-Mart. But her instinct for charity remains strong. She is a proud UNICEF ambassador, and will appear for a third year at UNICEF's Trick or Treat bash, this time to kick off UNICEF's 60th anniversary. And with the new album comes a new tour with her band.

Having her own band has been a comfort for Selena as she hits the road with "A Year Without Rain." Scene members; Ethan Roberts (Guitar), Joey Clement (Bass), Greg Garman (Drums) and Dane Forrest (Keyboard) back her on tour and help shape her emerging sound. "On my TV show we have an ensemble cast that’s like a family," she says. "If anyone’s missing, you feel it. I wanted that family feel in my music, and we definitely have that with the Scene."

That family feeling had grown to include fans around the world, each of them all in when it comes to following Selena Gomez on her amazing artistic journey. Where’s she headed? She’ll let you know when she gets there. "I’m still figuring out who I am," she says. "I love expressing that through music, and through film. I feel at this moment in my life I couldn’t be happier."

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Prince

American singer & songwriter Prince Rogers Nelson was born on 7th June 1958 . He was an multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. He was a musical innovator & known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, extravagant dress and makeup, and wide vocal range. Prince explored typographical oddities in his song titles and lyrics as another way of evading convention. In 1993 he announced that he had changed his name to a combination of the male and female gender signs—. There is also a strong religious impulse in some of his music, sometimes fused into a kind of sacred erotic experience that has roots in African American churches.

“"Little Red Corvette"” (1983) was Prince’s first big crossover hit, gaining airplay on MTV at a time when virtually no black artists appeared on the influential new medium. Purple Rain (1984) made him one of the major stars of the 1980s and remains his biggest-selling album. Three of its singles were hits: the frenetic “"Let’s Go Crazy,"” the androgynous but vulnerable “"When Doves Cry,"” and the anthemic title cut. Thereafter, he continued to produce inventive music of broad appeal; outside the United States he was particularly popular in Britain and the rest of Europe.

Prince Hit singles


    'I Wanna Be Your Lover'
    'Delirious'
    'Little Red Corvette'
    'Purple Rain'
    'When Doves Cry'
    'I Would Die 4 U'
    '1999/Little Red Corvette'
    'Let's Go Crazy/Take Me with You'
    'Pop Life'
    'Paisley Park'
    'Raspberry Beret'
    'Take Me with U'
    'Kiss'
    'Mountains'
    'Girls and Boys'
    'Anotherloverholenyohead'
    'Sign 'O the Times'
    'If I Was Your Girlfriend'
    'U Got the Look'
    'I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man'
    'Alphabet Street'
    'Glam Slam'
    'I Wish U Heaven'
    'Batdance'
    'Partyman'
    'The Arms of Orion' (with Sheena Easton)
    'Thieves in the Temple'
    'New Power Generation'
    'Gett Off'
    'Cream'
    'Diamonds and Pearls'
    'Money Don't Matter 2 Night'
    'Thunder'
    'Sexy MF/Strollin''
    'My Name is Prince'
    'Peach'
    'Controversy'
    'Letitgo'
    'The Most Beautiful Girl in the World'
    'The Beautiful Experience'
    'Eye Hate U'
    'Gold'
    'Purple Medley'
    'Dinner with Delores'
    'Betcha By Golly Wow'
    'The Holy River'





Prince died on April 21, 2016 in Chanhassen, Minnesota, at his Paisley Park recording studio complex. He was 57.

Prince will be remembered as a musician and artist who inspired millions through his music, and set an inspirational platform which others still abide by.


 

 

After Prince Death Celebrities Reaction on Social Media



















Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Lady Gaga








Lady Gaga came to prominence following the release of her debut studio album The Fame (2008), which included the hits "Just Dance," "Poker Face," and "Bad Romance" and sold over 15 million copies worldwide. She is well recognized for her outré sense of style as a recording artist, in fashion, in performance and in her music videos. Her contributions to the music industry have garnered her numerous achievements including five Grammy Awards amongst fifteen nominations, two Guinness World Records, a record setting thirteen MTV Video Music Award nominations and the estimated sale of 23 million albums and 64 million singles worldwide. Billboard named her both the "2010 Artist of the Year" and the top selling artist “Born This Way,” “Judas,” “The Edge of Glory,” “Yoü and I,” and “Marry The Night” have sold a combined total of more than 9 million copies in the US alone. Gaga was named Forbes' Most Powerful Woman in the World 2011 and was included in Time's annual "The 2010 Time 100" list of the most influential people in the world. With over 2.1 billion combined views of all her videos online, Lady Gaga is one of the biggest living people on Facebook with over 6 billion ‘likes’ and is No.1 on Twitter with over 59.1 million followers. Lady Gaga is the only artist in the digital era to top the 5 million sales mark with her first two hits.
of 2010 ranking her as the 73rd Artist of the 2000s decade. Her third studio album, Born This Way, broke the iTunes record for the fastest rise to the No. 1 on release day. The singles from the album, including


Gaga's Oscar-nominated song “Til It Happens To You” from The Hunting Ground here:


Monday, 9 May 2016

Chris Brown


CHRIS BROWN , Grammy Award winning and multi-platinum-selling singer/songwriter, recently made his sixth #1 album entry on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop chart with his latest release X (RCA Records), according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album also debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Top Albums chart, marking his sixth album debut within the Top Ten. Topping sales of 2012’s Fortune, X sold over 140,000 units in its first week while Spotify streams of the album continue to rise. Fans will be able to hear tracks from his chart-topping album in person when Chris kicks off his upcoming nationwide “Between the Sheets" Tour, joined by Trey Songz and Tyga, on January 28th, 2015 in Hampton, VA.
With his incredible national television debut performance of the album’s title track on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and recent much-buzzed about performance of “New Flame” with Usher at the iHeart Music Festival, combined with the ongoing chart-topping success of “Loyal,” there’s no question why the talented Chris remains a mainstay at top of the charts.

The Los Angeles Times asserts that Brown’s X “contains some of his sharpest work,” while the Associated Press describes the album as “cohesive, entertaining… the singer's work is majorly on point.” XXL magazine sums it up with “‘X’ certainly proves that Chris Brown’s talent will forever shine through over whatever troubles come his way… the album’s mix of genres, producers and collaborators is sure to be another chart-topping effort for Breezy.”

It's been nine years since the multi-talented Brown arrived on the scene as a 16-year-old with “Run It!” Since then he's racked up total U.S. album sales of 8.3 million, six No. 1 singles (two on the Hot 100; four on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs), 12 top 10 Hot 100 singles and 26 top 10 singles on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Meanwhile, his total song sales stand at 42 million and he has over one billion views on VEVO. Adding the coveted Grammy Award to his collection, Brown is the recipient of over 40 awards, including a Billboard Music Award for Top R&B Artist in addition to the 2012 BET Awards for Best Male R&B Artist and the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards for Best Male Video and Best Choreography for “Turn Up the Music.”






Sunday, 8 May 2016

Taylor Swift




Taylor Swift is a quite simply, a global superstar. She is a ten-time GRAMMY winner, the youngest recipient in history of the music industry’s highest honor, the GRAMMY Award for Album of the Year and she is the only female in the history of The Grammy's to win Album of the Year, twice. Taylor is the only artist in history to have an album hit the 1 million first-week sales figure three times (2010’s Speak Now, 2012’s RED and 2014’s 1989). She’s a household name whose insanely catchy yet deeply personal self-penned songs transcend music genres, and a savvy businesswoman who has built a childhood dream into an empire.

But the numbers don’t tell Taylor's story half as well as she could. After all, it’s the intangibles that elevate Swift into the stratosphere of our pop culture planet, allowing the 25-year old singer-songwriter to orbit in a
more rarified air. Her large-scale charitable contributions are one thing, but it’s in the small gestures – the notes of compassion she posts on the Instagram photos of lovelorn fans, the genuine hugs she distributes without discretion – where Swift proves time and time again that platinum-selling, record-setting success has not changed her inherent nature. She is awkwardly honest and powerfully empathetic; a brazen superfan, loyal friend, fierce protector of hearts; and one of the world’s greatest ambassadors for the power of just being yourself


Granted, for Taylor, “being herself” tends towards shimmering, gossamer perfection – but that’s an image regularly blown whenever she dons fake braces and a tri-pony to clown around on late night TV. She’s the first artist since the Beatles (and the only female artist in history) to log six or more weeks at No. 1 with three consecutive studio albums. And while she’s been named Billboard Magazine’s Woman of the Year (the only artist to receive this nod twice, and their youngest-ever honoree), one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, and one of only eight candidates for Time's most prestigious honor, Person of the Year, in 2014, she’s probably the only person on those lists who uses social media to post notes to her best friends and videos of her cats.


In the fall of 2014, when Taylor released her critically acclaimed fifth album, 1989, she astounded the world by selling almost 1.3 million albums in its debut week -- a feat that had been called impossible. She calls 1989 her most cohesive collection of confessionals yet. It is a touchstone: Taylor's songwriting and sonic evolution surprise us more than ever before. Heavily keyboard- and beat-driven, on 1989, the pop sensibilities that have always been the hallmark of Taylor’s music now move front and center. And throughout the album’s release and the record-breaking world tour that followed, she found herself, as always, in the glare of a blinding spotlight -- but if you think that scares her, you haven’t been paying attention. She’s blazing into the next phase of her still-young career, where she’ll continue to dance like no one’s watching, write like she stole our collective diary, and inevitably soar to ever-greater heights. All that’s left to wonder is how many more lives she’ll lift in the process

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Daniel Balavoine





Daniel Balavoine was born on 5th February 1952, in Alençon (Orne) at the option of a mutation from his father, charged to rebuild the country after the war.
At the age of 16, he participated in the events of May 68. He dreamed of being a member, who, discovers that the revolutionaries are only spectacle of men, and gives up to school. At the same time, one of his brothers torn between guitar and medicine. This will be medicine, and Daniel then retrieves the guitar. Then, to escape boarding school, he announces that he wants to become a priest.

Then he starts in groups of Pier Canto, such as Shake or Awakening, and has a small reputation in the Southwest.
In 1971 truly begins his career. Through word of mouth, he was contacted by Eric St. Laurent, singer Presence group to report to Paris to integrate the group. In addition Balavoine, Laurent Voulzy is convened. This will ultimately Balavoine that will incorporate the group and record a 45s, sold 241 copies. The Presence band split.While he remains in Paris, Balavoine deepens a singer and passes various hearings. In 1973, he recorded three titles and unpublished until 1986, and landed a small role in the musical "The French Revolution" by his brother. Therefore, it is noticed by Aboulker Florence, wife of Patrick Juvet and became vocalist for it during his visit to Olympia. Soon, Juvet and him became friends and wrote him Balavoine 4 tracks for his album Chrysalis, while Juvet leave the store Autumn colors.
His unusual voice was noticed by Leo Missir, director at Barclay, who had him sign an entirely new contract for a beginner is to say an album a year, with the musicians chosen by Balavoine, in absolute artistic freedom. We are then in 1975, and then came out first Lp Balavoine: From you to her through me
This album will be a commercial failure. Balavoine tells stories of love, and the last song Mona Lisa, is a collection of four songs, one of which, "She was mending my socks" is dedicated to Florence Aboulker. In one of his interviews, Balavoine said: It was a bit light album, I see it myself. It is nice but nothing more. My personality was not very precise, even my voice was different. I had not done my molt, perhaps, and in addition the subjects had little or no interest since it only spoke of me and my girlfriends, which is not really exciting. This sometimes I do listen to those who want to laugh.
Also in 1975 he founded with his brother Guy SA Group ring and pulls out a 45s titled Vienna rain

also found in From you to her through me a song for Catherine Ferry, his then-girlfriend, he will accompany in 1976 at the Eurovision (It will rank second). The title had a little success and a tour of the countries of the East began then, including Germany, then split by the Berlin Wall. This Balavoine inspiration for her second album, entitled The Adventures of Simon and Gunther Stein ...

So this is the story of two brothers, Simon and Gunther, who planned to be August 13, 1961. In the night the Berlin Wall was built. Simon then plans to escape in the company of Axel, a childhood friend, but did not survive. The last song "My music is my dialect" no longer relates the story of two brothers, but is a "pique" of Balavoine to the Anglo-Saxon music, considered superior.
This disc is what is politely called a critical success. However, during a TV pass, Michel Berger noted Balavoine performing "Lady Marlène". Therefore, he was chosen to play the role of Johnny Rockfort in the rock opera Starmania I am A second 45 turns out,
However, Balavoine has not experienced real success. Eddie Barclay does not believe in him. The next album is the last chance. He says if I do not sell 30,000 I Quit!
The rest we know. The third album Balavoine, Singer is a success.

The title tells the dream of glory and obsolescence of a singer initially idolized and considered a nobody.
The disc the singer released the same day as Starmania. A radio is Balavoine everywhere. A second extract of Singer is drawn 45s, this is Lucia, where we find in the now legendary B Face Sos of a land in distress, written especially for Balavoine.

1979 arrives and the fourth album Balavoine, entitled Face love bitter face

The cover plays on the contrast, since you can see back that Balavoine is not a top of a mountain, but on a mound of snow. Compared to the success of the singer, this album may appear disappointing. Do not leave me to go away does not work as much.

However, on 19 March 1980 Balavoine will be known for something other than music. This is that day, when invited on the set of the 13 hours of Antenne 2, he will speak and express their feeling about the policy before François Mitterrand, not President of the Republic. Immediately the news stands as Spokesperson for Youth.

Another experiment, Balavoine Bo made the film of Jolivet brothers So happy? and holds his first film role, namely homosexual stretcher bearer.

At the end of the year released the album Another World

Will be extracted from this album dedicated, among other Coluche (The first supports the candidacy of the second) securities My son my battle, life teaches me nothing, Lipstick Polychrome and a title originally written for a small beginning, namely Johnny Hallyday, titled I'm not a hero.
Passage while at the Olympia (He had done the previous year's expense) which will extract a live.

Second cinema excursion in the film What makes crack girls? and in April 1982 released his sixth studio album Sellers tears.

Finally ... An album Lp plus a maxi 45 tours consist of tears Sellers. First single, Live or survive. The second is the one that gives its title to the album, while the third Raises me is a declaration of love to a prostitute.
This album will receive the Diamond Award for French Song (Les Victoires de la Musique did not exist yet) and Balavoine occurs at the Sports Palace, with competitors, Simon and Garfunkel and the Rolling Stones.

At the end of 1982, Daniel prepares the Paris-Dakar. Bad pick, his car breaks down in the first Algerian stage, and also for the assistance truck. However, it continues as an independent candidate and explores Africa.
He also participated in the musical for children Abbacadabra where he plays the role of Prince Charming. Finally, between 10 and 28 October, he volunteers with the station 95.2 FM, where he signed daily tickets, ended each time with "Just be against all that shit in it!"

On October 23, he was invited in September to September, where we retain only the sentence "Fuck veterans." Balavoine nevertheless argues that we must fight against the current wars during the commemorations. The standard of the show explodes, only Gainsbourg will do better with the famous case of the 500-franc note. Two weeks later, on the Champs Elysees tray, he apologizes to the reactions of veterans.

Amid this turmoil released her album Far from the eyes of the West.

This album is marked by his African adventure, the topics are more serious: The Women in For the widow who wakes up the dictatorship in Argentina in Revolucion, in the middle of football Supporter, torture with Strike with your head his own death in Leaving before mine or drugs with fish in the cage.

Balavoine toured the following year, where some of his performances are canceled following the events of veterans. He returns to the Sports and released a second live album.

During the summer, it becomes Papa. On this occasion, a fate 45s, God it's beautiful.

Start 85, he began his second Paris-Dakar with Jean-Luc Roy. The team will rank thirtieth overall. This then implies School in Action, the collective of singers without borders and established together with Thierry Sabine an operation to provide water pumps in Africa. October 16 comes Saving Love, recorded using the most advanced techniques, including Fairlight, he is the first to be used in France.

The first single is the greatest success of Balavoine. This is L'Aziza, dedicated to Corinne, his wife of Moroccan origin. In this song, he received the SOS Racisme. Mid December, he participated in the launch of Eating Heart of Europe 1.
For his third Paris-Dakar, it is not participating in the race but monitors the flow of water pumps in the framework of the Paris-Dakar operation Bet of the Heart he leads with Thierry Sabine.
January 14, Thierry Sabine offers his first flight in a helicopter. The squirrel is caught in a sandstorm. He pauses, then for some unexplained reason, goes off again and hit a dune. There are no survivors.


The Association


Balavoine died, but her continued action. In March 1986
Daniel Balavoine Association was created. The important thing is not to give, but to make it known, that he did not die for nothing.

And if we were wrong, if it was not just a matter of heart and ideals, but also a matter of intelligence and realism.
So we would be talking about more than the fight against hunger in the world but the end of the insane world.
Do charity randomly, it is useless. If it is to feel good. That's why today I commit myself in Action School. Because it is a profoundly different action. Political and economic act. And because it's good to feel involved in speaking true. If I do, it is also able to ask others to engage with me.
And it is a philosophical act. Moral. Avoid foods that arrive in Africa in the form of soup. We must preserve the dignity of people. It is not there a singer of heroic crusade, but a personal motivation. No charity, but of necessity. And maybe just realism. It is to fight against this inhuman world. Not necessarily by kindness or by heart, but, perhaps stupidly for himself. Because in man in 1986 still die of hunger is an insult to himself and to all humanity.
What I want to say to children is "It's acting!" And regardless of the reasons why to do it. At least, their motives will be true and honest. We must sweep habits. It is useless to appall, to protest in vain, whining. "The school in war against hunger" is much more than that. Much harder. At least that is how I feel. No bluff or tears. You have to see things as they are. Even if they disturb. Adults do not see, do not always understand this. So I appeal to children to help them understand. There is no question of seeking or solicitation but action. A handover between them, us and the world. Everybody. The important step in a long struggle.
For such an action would not consider failure a second. But if, unfortunately, it was a failure, then it would be shame. A shame so violent that we should burn as the sun burns the desert.

Daniel Balavoine








Thursday, 5 May 2016

Édith Piaf










 Édith Piaf was a France's greatest popular singer, songwriter and actress who born on 19th December 1915, in Belleville, Paris, France. Edith Piaf is the singer of love, sorrow and music. Piaf spent her youth entertaining passers-by, receiving little formal education in the process. She often accompanied her father's acrobat street act with her singing and at various times was forced to live with various relatives, in alleys or in cheap hotels.





Her fortunes finally changed when an impresario, Louis Leplee, mesmerized by what he heard, offered the starving but talented urchin a contract. He alone was responsible for taking her off the streets at age 20 and changing her name from Edith Gassion to "La Mome Piaf" (or "Kid Sparrow").







Piaf grew in status entertaining in elegant cafés and cabarets and became a singing sensation amid the chic French society with her throbbing vocals and raw, emotional power. From 1936 Piaf recorded many albums and eventually became one of the highest paid stars in the world. She was first embroiled in scandal when her mentor, Leplee, was murdered and she was held for questioning. She managed to survive the messy affair and carry on while her ever-growing society circle now began to include such elite members as writer/director Jean Cocteau. Piaf also took to writing and composing around this time; one of the over 80 songs she wrote included her signature standard, "La vie en rose." Although she appeared sporadically in films, it was live audiences that sustained her.










Édith Piaf and Sarapo sang together at the Bobino in early 1963, and Piaf also made her final recording, "L'Homme de Berlin." Not long afterward, Piaf slipped into a coma, brought on by cancer. Sarapo and Simone Berteaut took Piaf to her villa in Plascassier, on the French Riviera, to nurse her. She drifted in and out of consciousness for months before passing away on October 11, 1963 -- the same day as legendary writer/filmmaker Jean Cocteau. Her body was taken back to Paris in secret, so that fans could believe she died in her hometown. The news of her death caused a nationwide outpouring of grief, and tens of thousands of fans jammed the streets of Paris, stopping traffic to watch her funeral procession. Her towering stature in French popular music has hardly diminished in the years since; her grave at Père-Lachaise remains one of the famed cemetery's most visited, and her songs continue to be covered by countless classic-style pop artists, both French and otherwise.

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Bryan Adams



Bryan Adams is a  famous candian rock singer and songwriter. Adams was born to Capt. Conrad J. Adams and Elizabeth Jane , on 5 November 1959, in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He gets popularity from  his third album,  Cuts Like a Knife, released in 1983  . The album made him popular throughout the United States. However, it was his fourth album "Reckless", which is referred to as one of the best albums of the 1980s that made him an international superstar and gave him his first Grammy nomination. It also sold four million copies at the time. In 1987, he released "Into the Fire", a more social conscious album. The album yielded a top ten hit "Heat of the Night", another Grammy nomination and another platinum album to his name. However, in 1991, he released the album "Waking Up the Neighbours" which included the single "(Everything I Do) I Do
It For You". The song sold more than three million copies in the United States, becoming the second best selling single, second only to "We Are The World".

In 1983, he won the ‘Juno Awards’ as the ‘Male Vocalist of the Year’ and the following year, he won several ‘Juno Awards’ for the ‘Album of the Year’, ‘Male Vocalist of the Year’, ‘Composer of the Year’ and ‘Producer of the Year’.  ‘Juno Award’ for ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Male Vocalist of the Year’ for 1985 was won by Bryan Adams. The same year, he co-shared the ‘Juno Award’ for ‘Composer of the Year’ with Jim Vallance.
In 1986, he was awarded with the ‘MTV Video Music Awards’ in the ‘Best Stage Performance Video’ for ‘It’s Only Love’. He also won the ‘Juno Awards’ for the ‘Male Vocalist of the Year’. And in 1987, he was a recipient of the ‘Juno Award’ for the ‘Male Vocalist of the Year’ and ‘Canadian Entertainer of the Year’.

In 1992, he received a ‘Grammy Award’ in the ‘Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television’ category. The same year, he also won the ‘Billboard Music Award’ for ‘No. 1 World Single’. The following year, he won the ‘Juno Award for International Achievement’. On the same year, he also won the ‘Juno Award’ in categories such as ‘Canadian Entertainer of the Year’, ‘Producer of the Year’ and ‘International Achievement Award’. He was included in the ‘Canada's Walk of Fame’ in the year 1998, and around six years later, he was included in the ‘Canadian Music Hall of Fame’ also.

In 1993, he also won the ‘Juno Award’ for the ‘Best Selling Album (Foreign or Domestic)’ for his album ‘Waking Up the Neighbours’. He received the ‘Juno Award’ as the ‘Male Vocalist of the Year’ in the year 1997. And in 1999, he was awarded with the ‘Juno Award’ in the ‘Best Songwriter’ category. The following year, he won this award in the ‘Best Male Artist’ category.
In 2010, he was awarded with the ‘Allan Waters Humanitarian Award’ for his contributions to charitable causes. The same year, he was honoured with the ‘Governor General's Performing Arts Award’ owing to his years long involvement in the world of arts. The following year, he was included in the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame’.