Britney Spears is the headline-making personality at events where she is not even the main guest or even performing. It’s this media-attracting power of hers that forced KIIS FM to hand her the responsibility of co-hosting their yearly Wango Tango along with the famed A-list anchorperson Ryan Seacrest. The Los Angeles-based radio station organized the event yesterday night (May 14) at the city’s famous Staples Center.
The guests included a blend of hip hop and pop artists such as, Ke$ha, Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, Ne-Yo, Selena Gomez, “Glee” ‘s Matthew Morrison, Lupe Fiasco, T-Pain, Jason Derülo, Far East Movement, New Boyz, Cobra Starship and new arrival on the music scene Cody Simpson.
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Christina Perri, whose first album ‘Lovestrong’ is scheduled to hit the US stores in a couple of days, had always wanted to be a professional musician from the very beginning. Ina a recent interview with MTV News, the 24 year old singer said that she has been singing in front of people in churches, barbershop or any other place where she got the chance from as long as she can remember. She had always been keen to showcase her talent in front of audience, even if the listeners didn’t want to listen to her. Now, even after accomplishing her dream, Perri has no intentions of slowing down.
Even though her musical talents and vocal ability is there for everyone to see, she would have still found it hard to be able to share stage with British singer James Blunt, if it wasn’t for the immense success of her song ‘Jar of Hearts,’ which got her noticed very quickly on the big stage. She recalled that since her song got featured on ‘So You Think You Can Dance,’ her whole life changed completely for good. The former waitress was immediately invited by big record companies in New York City, where she signed up with Atlantic Records. Continue reading Christina Perri is Lovestrong on her First Studio Album »
There are many sides of Lady Gaga’s vastly creative and somewhat enigmatic character. She’s the premier pop superstar of the world, a fashion pioneer and a social activist for those, who are ill-treated and neglected by the masses. The “Born This Way” star assumed the role of Mary Magdalene in her latest ‘Judas’ music video and her co-star from the project Rick Gonzalez and Norman Reedus, who played the roles of Jesus and Judas respectively, have come forward to explain what it is like to work with her.
Ina recent interview with MTV, Reedus went first and described Gaga as a super cool girl from New York. He revealed that Gaga is religious and offers her prayers regularly. He described the Mother Monster as a team player, who is not afraid to speak her mind out and unlike the perceived-opinion; Reedus said that she is not weird in any way. He further added that Gaga is a very bold and open-minded artist, who loves challenges and ‘really takes the bull by the horns.’
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International Jazz Day is May 28th!
Calling Jazz Music Fans World-wide. International Jazz Day, which occurs each year on May 28th, is a great opportunity to celebrate an unbelievably dynamic music genre encompassing everything from the Bebop to the Blues, and much more!
What is Jazz?
While Jazz Music has only been around since the begging of the 20th century, it has quickly blossomed from it’s humble beginnings into a wide dynamic range of sub-genres, including Bebop, Dixieland, Fusion and many more. The Jazz genre itself seems unwilling to accept a static label and it may be exactly as Jazz critic Joachim-Ernst Berendt suggests, the “spontaneity and vitality of [Jazz] musical production in which improvisation plays a role”; and “sonority and manner of phrasing which mirror the individuality of the performing jazz musician” ultimately makes it a genre that is very difficult to define.
One might go so far to say that each Jazz musician may in fact be creating a sub-genre unto themselves, as skilled Jazz performers will often interpret tunes based on their mood, experience, interactions with fellow musicians, or even the audience’s response and reaction to the music. So if you’ve been wondering why over just the last century we’ve seen the creation of more than half a dozen new ‘official’ Jazz sub-genres, now you know. Continue reading International Jazz Day »
There is no doubt that Lady Gaga’s ‘Edge of Glory’ , which was released last week, is a pure pop song. And while the fans may still be getting used to it, the song’s co-producer Fernando Garibay has told the media that he is surprised that the track has been released by Gaga and her team.
Garibay said that while the album’s title track ‘Born This Way’ was a statement song, ‘Edge of Glory’ is a very personal song, in which the singer has put a lot of heart and soul. Speaking in an interview with MTV, he remarked, “It is very personal and very real; it’s a real moment.” The co-producer’s other half on the production front of the song was DJ White Shadow, who had earlier commented that Gaga’s vocal delivery on ‘Edge of Glory’ was very impressive. “This song’s had room for her too … this is her natural tone. The vocal was one take. The whole thing from top to bottom was her, just backstage singing it all the way through,” he had said in a separate sit-down before the song’s release. Continue reading ‘Edge of Glory’ by Lady Gaga Surprises Co-Producer Fernando Garibay »
US Fans of former American Idol judges Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell, who wanted to see the sharp-witted duo back on the jury desk, have got their wish now as the two have now officially signed up to appear on the US version of the reality show The X Factor.
The news ended weeks of speculation and uncertainty, which was causing a major disruption to the show’s operations. This means that the jury has been finalized, with Paula joining Cowell, British singer Cheryl Cole and former music executive Antonio “L.A.” Reid on the judging panel. Continue reading Paula Abdul Teams Up with Simon Cowell on X Factor »
Joe Jonas is scheduled to release his debut solo song ‘See No More’ on 3rd June, with its digital copy being made available for the fans to download from 13th June. The whole album is slated for a September 2011 release and the middle brother of the famous band of siblings, is excited for everyone to give him feedback on how he fared on ‘See No More,’ a track on which he was assisted during the production phase by R&B singer Chris Brown.
Joe was present at the Wango Tango music festival at the weekend, where he briefly spoke to MTV News, during which he said, “[It's] very exciting and I’m looking forward to all the fans hearing it and hopefully new ones [as well].” He further revealed that he is in touch with a video director, who will come up with the ideas for the ‘See No More’ music video in the near future for the singer to approve.
He explained, “I think it’s more so about how the emotions and the feelings that are going through and how you’re dealing with them and just displaying them in physical actions, so it’ll be the first really thought-out video that I’ve done.”
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