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1st Soul Awards

The long awaited dates and categories of the first edition of The Soul Awards arrive!!

Dates:
As December releases wouldn't have entered, the awards have been changed to January 2010.
The first round of the votation will begin on December 31, 2009 and will end on January 10, 2010.
The second and final round will begin on January 11, 2010 and will end on January 21, 2010; being the winners announced.

In the first round, of all the entries for each categorie, you will be able to vote for your favourites, and then the 5 most voted will continue to the final round.
Then, in the final round, you will vote for one of the 5 top-vote-getters to decide who is the winner of each categorie.

Categories:
There will be 24 categories, they are:
*Best Newcomer: aka Best New Artist
*Tune of the year: The best song
*Soundtrack of the year: The best album of the year of any genere, not a soundtrack necesarily
*Lyrics of the year: The price goes to the songwriter and it is awarded to the best written song, no matter how good or bad it's sang
*Idol of the Year: The award will go to the best Idol/X Factor series participant of the year, this means, American Idol, Australian Idol, Latin American Idol, Deutschland sucht den Superstar, Nouvelle Star, Swedish Idol, The X Factor (England) and any other Idol/X Factor series which aired on 2009.
*YT/MS Singer of the year: The award will go to a YT/MS singer who is considered the best.
*Classical Singer of the Year: Best Classical singer, both men and women
*Best Classical Album: The best classical album in terms of voice, lyrics, production, etc.
*Country Singer of the Year: Best Country singer, both men and women
*Best Country Album: The best country album in terms of voice, lyrics, production, etc.
*Indie Singer of the Year: Best independent singer, both men and women
*Best Indie Album: The best independent album in terms of voice, lyrics, production, etc.
*International Singer of the Year: Meaning a non American/British singer.
*Best International Album : Meaning a non American/British album.
*Jazz Singer of the Year: Best Jazz singer, both men and women
*Best Jazz Album: The best jazz album in terms of voice, lyrics, production, etc.
*Pop Singer of the Year: Best Pop singer, both men and women
*Best Pop Album: The best pop album in terms of voice, lyrics, production, etc.
*R&B Singer of the Year: Best R&B singer, both men and women
*Best R&B Album: The best R&B album in terms of voice, lyrics, production, etc.
*Rock Singer of the Year: Best Rock singer, both men and women
*Best Rock Album: The best rock album in terms of voice, lyrics, production, etc.

Terms:
There will be allowed more than one vote. You can strat submitting your own nominations on this post comments page. The first round polls will arrive on the date anounced with your nominations and my own.

REMEMBER THE DATES AND THAT YOU CAN SUBMIT YOUR OWN NOMINATIONS ON THE COMMENTS PAGE STARTING NOW!!

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Adam Lambert's AMAs scandal

Adam shocked TV audiences on Sunday's American Music Awards during his performance of 'For Your Entertainment' when he kissed a male keyboard player and shoved another dancer's face into his crotch.
Lambert won't apologize for his shock ing performance on ABC Sunday night and says he's being singled out because he's gay. 'I admit I did get carried away, but I don't see anything wrong with it', he said yesterday on CBS' 'The Early Show'. 'I'm not a babysitter. I'm a performer . . . I think it's because I'm a gay male'.
ABC, which received over 1,500 complaints, canceled Lambert's scheduled appearance on 'Good Morning America'. 'I do see how people got offended and that was not my intention. My intention was to interpret the lyrics of my song and have a good time with it. If it had been a female pop performer doing [those] moves that were on the stage, I don't think there would be nearly as much of an outrage' he said.
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Robbie Williams proposes to his girlfriend

Robbie Williams has proposed to his girlfriend, the pop star's mother Jan has confirmed. Williams asked actress Ayda Field to be his 'betrothed for the end of time' on an Australian radio show, but it was initially perceived to be a joke. However, Jan Williams told BBC Radio 5 live that her son had revealed his proposal plans to her a week ago.
However, it is still not clear whether the radio proposal was for real - or whether Williams had popped the question beforehand. Williams was appearing on the Australian radio station 2Day FM, when breakfast show host Jackie Henderson told him that Sydney had a reputation for celebrity proposals. Turning to his girlfriend, the 35-year-old said: 'Ayda Field, I love you so much. Do you mind being my betrothed for the end of time?'. Field, who was in the studio at the time, laughed before saying: "I would love to be your betrothed 'til the end of time."
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YT/MS Featured Artist: Becca de la Musique

Rebecca Cole is 19 year old english singer-songwriter who is currently unsigned and attending Warwick University where she has a band, 'Such Modern Ways'. Her appearance reminds me of Hayley Williams, but she insist her hair looks more like Florence Welch's one. Becca has a YouTube account, loveuloveb, where she covers different songs, and a MySpace account, beccadelamusique, where she uploads original songs. Her influences are Patrick Wolf, Florence + the Machine, Bjork and Paramore. She is an acoustic singer and is often seen playing the guitar in her videos, she can also speak in french. Becca's soulful and deep voice blends perfectly with her guitar playing and makes her singing very relaxing. Her original songs 'Overdue'(video below) and 'We Belong' (in her MySpace site) are great examples of how good she is. I hope that you can see her greatness through this YouTube videos.

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Brick By Boring Brick Video Premiere


'Brick by Boring Brick' is the second single from Paramore's third album Brand New Eyes.The music video was filmed in Los Angeles on October 8, 2009 and directed by Meiert Avis. In an interview with MTV, bassist Jeremy Davis explained that the band had created a treatment for the video before receiving further ideas from several directors. The video is Paramore's first to not be performance based and some of the members of the band are only seen for a short period of time. It is also their first video to be filmed in front of green screen, and to have 'a whole story behind it', with acting. Guitarist Josh Farro likened the video to the 2006 Spanish fantasy film Pan's Labyrinth. It was originally set to premiere on November 17 on The Hills, but was later postponed. The video was eventually released on Paramore.net on November 23.
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NEW SECTION: YouTube/MySpace Featured Artist

This section, as well as Today's featured Artist, is intended to show some great artists who are very new or haven't make it to the music industry yet, exploring some of their music and promoting them a bit.
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Message from Me

Downloads are definitely out! Although the yes votes were more, they didn't pass the expected amount. So, I apologize to all the artists and I hope u continue checking my blog and stay tuned for The Soul Awards!!
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Make Me Video Premiere


'Make Me' is a song by Janet Jackson from her second greatest hits compilation Number Ones. It was written by Jackson, Rodney Jerkins, Thomas Lumpkins, and Michaela Shiloh. Initially presented as an audio stream to those who joined her web site's official mailing list, on September 14, 2009, it was released via digital download on September 22, 2009. The music video for the song was directed by Robert Hales. It premiered on November 20, 2009. Nick Levine from Digital Spy commented that: 'There's lots of dancing, Janet looks fantastic and the whole thing's as slick as a classic Jam & Lewis groove. In short? A thoroughly enjoyable way to spend the next three-and-a-half-minutes. Right, back to 'Escapade' for us'.
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Miley Cyrus tour bus overturned

Virginia State Police say one person was killed when a tour bus belonging to Miley Cyrus overturned, but she wasn't on board. Sgt. Thomas Molnar says the bus overturned around 8:15 a.m. Friday on Interstate 85 in Dinwiddie, about 40 miles south of Richmond. One of the other nine passengers had minor injuries. Police would not identify those aboard.
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Video Phone Video Premiere


'Video Phone' is a song by Beyoncé from her third studio album, I Am... Sasha Fierce. The track was released as the album's eighth single. Before its release as a single, the song charted in late 2008 due to strong digital sales. It was sent to U.S. radio on September 22, 2009. The official remix and music video of the song featuring Lady Gaga will be included on the 2009 deluxe edition of the album. A music video for the extended remix was directed by Hype Williams and premiered on November 17.
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Friday I'll Be Over U Video Premiere


'Friday I'll Be Over U' is the first single from the debut album, Just Like You, of Allison Iraheta. It was written by Max Martin, Shellback, Savan Kotecha and Tiffany Amber. The single debuted on AOL's Popeater on October 5, 2009 and was made officially available through digital distribution on November 3, 2009 after being released and pulled from online distributors in early October. Allison recorded a version of the song in Spanish, named 'El Viernes Te Olvido Yo'. The music video premiered on Yahoo! Music on November 18, 2009.
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Sex Therapy Video Premiere


'Sex Therapy' is a song by Robin Thicke. It's the lead single from his upcoming album Sex Therapy. The song was released to radio on October 20, 2009.
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Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart Video Premiere


'Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart' is the second single from Alicia Keys fourth studio album, The Element of Freedom. Keys filmed the video in late October 2009 and it premiered on November 16.
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Give it Up to Me Video Premiere


'Give It Up to Me' is the second single in the US from Shakira's third English studio album She Wolf. The song features American rapper Lil Wayne and was produced by hip-hop producer Timbaland. It only appears on the US version of the album. People Magazine gave an exclusive first look of the video on November 13, 2009 and the full video had its premiere on November 16, 2009 on Shakira's official Facebook page. The video was directed by Sophie Muller. Shakira is amazing as always, but Lil Wayne isn't very good in my opinion, it doesn't makes any favour to the video.
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Rod Stewart is sued

An entertainment law firm is suing Rod Stewart for $3.3 million in legal fees it claims he owes. The firm has numerous high-profile clients and recently won judgments for architect Frank Gehry and television host Bob Barker. The lawsuit claims Stewart owes for work on three cases, including one involving the singer's cancellation of a December 2000 show in Las Vegas. A federal jury decided Stewart owed the Rio hotel-casino $2 million for canceling the show.
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Aerosmith members are worried for Tyler's health

Even as they contemplate working with another singer, Steven Tyler's Aerosmith bandmates say they're worried about their frontman's health and well being. Joey Kramer told: 'Steven, he isolates more and more all the time -- that's what gives it away to me that there's something going on. I don't know what that is. I know he's made some not so great choices and he's got some negative influences around him now. I love the guy. I just want to see him get some help'. The group does seem resolved in its decision to look for another singer to work with. Whitford predicts that while 'no one can fill Steven Tyler's shoes', the selection process will come down to 'people that we know or are friends that we think might consider doing it'. He's also not ruling out a reconciliation with Tyler. 'We would love to see that happen. I hear all the fans and everybody, but no group of guys would like him back more than we would. We would never shut the door -- there might be a sign on that door that has a list of qualifications, but we would never shut the door'.
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Featured Artist: Bell X1


Bell X1 are an Irish rock band from County Kildare. They have thus far released four critically-acclaimed albums in Ireland, and in recent years have gained success in the United States, where their music has been used on popular television shows such as The O.C. and Grey's Anatomy. Their fourth album 'Blue Lights on the Runway' was released in Ireland on 20 February 2009 and had a US release on 3 March 2009.
They began as Juniper, a successful 1990s act in Ireland which included Damien Rice before he became internationally renowned as a solo artist. They consist of Paul Noonan (Lead vocals; Guitar; drums; percussion; kazoo), David Geraghty (Lead guitar; banjo; (electric) piano; backing vocals) andDominic Philips (Bass guitar; backing vocals).
Their music has very rare beats and Paul's voice is pretty good.


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Beautiful Bride Video Premiere



'Beautiful Bride' is the second single by Flyleaf from their second album, Memento Mori. The song was officially available for digital download on October 6, 2009. Directed by Don Tyler, the music video featured the the same style of animation and direction that debuted in the 'Again' music video. The video was briefly banned from YouTube due to copyright restrictions, but the video has since been made available now that the single has officially been released. The video features lead singer Lacey Mosley as the bridesmaid to the 'beautiful bride,' and the video is set on a beach-side pier. The music video begins with the bridesmaid getting the bride ready for her wedding. The two slowly walk down the the pier toward the bride's husband, while animations of other humans and sea creatures swirl in the background. During the middle of the song animations of humans and sea creatures appear. The video ends when the bride reaches the groom and an ending montage plays while the music swells to its crescendo.
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More Elvis's hair auctioned

A strand of hair from Elvis Presley, saved by his personal barber, has raised £1,055 at auction. Homer Gill Gilleland toured with Elvis for more than 20 years. He dyed the singer's hair black and then cut it, saving strands in a towel. Friends of Mr Gilleland said he would then bundle up the towel, with hair inside, and take it home in a bag. The piece of hair had been expected to fetch up to £250 at Saturday's auction in Devizes, Wiltshire. It was auctioned at Henry Aldridge and Son in Devizes.
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Sharon Osbourne apologise


Sharon Osbourne has said sorry for insulting Britain's Got Talent runner-up Susan Boyle on a US radio station. Osbourne stated on Twitter that she wanted to 'apologise for getting a cheap laugh' at the Scottish singer's expense. Earlier this month Osbourne, 57, appeared on Sirius XM Radio where she called Boyle a 'lovely lady' who had been hit by 'the ugly stick'. In her apology Osbourne said: 'Susan Boyle is a lovely gracious woman and I took advantage of that by poking fun at her. I would never want to be responsible for hurting Susan and I must apologise for getting a cheap laugh at her expense'.
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Gucci Mane sentenced to 12 months in jail

Rapper Gucci Mane was sentenced to 12 months in jail on November 12 for probation violation. Mane pled guilty to assault in 2005 for attacking a nightclub promoter. Last September, he was sentenced to a year in jail for failing to fulfill his court-ordered 600 hours of community service. He was incarcerated until March. After his release, Mane recorded five new songs. The Atlanta rapper has an album coming out December 8th, entitled "The State vs. Radric Davis," on Asylum/Warner Brothers. It seems that rappers are misbehaving in the last few weeks as two other rappers, Lil Wayne and Lil' Boosie, were sentenced to jail.
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Message from Me

Since I've started uploading songs I've been thinking if it's the right thing to do. So I'm truly consdiering to stop the uploads, as they kill my machine and as I consider them immoral. The files already uploded will remain but I won't upload them again if the link goes down.

However if the votation result to keep downloads is 50 or higher, I'll continue uploding, if not, goodbye downloads, and back to my humble beginings with only news and recommendations. So vote and help me make the decision. Think it seriously!!!


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The Royalty


Written All Over My Face

It was written by Kipner, Frampton, O'Donoghue and Sheehan. It's an uptempo song that talks about a couple that fights cause he doesn't say what he feels. Kris says in the song: 'What you want me to say that I don't say? What you want when it's written all over my face?'



The Truth

It was written by Pat Monahan and Toby Gad. The song is a downtempo ballad that talks about lying to not let down someone saying 'holding up the roof cause it's easier than telling the truth'.


Both songs are from Kris Allen's debut, which will be released on November 17, 2009.
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The Royalty

A new section were two song of the same artist and album will be posted. They try to represent the best songs of the entire album. A new edition every week!!!
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Taylor Swift won a BMI Award

Swift won for her song 'Love Story' at the ceremony on Tuesday November 10 while Bobby Pinson won songwriter of the year and Sony/ATV Music was named publisher of the year. BMI also honored Brooks & Dunn with the president's award. 'I just want to say to every songwriter and every loved one of a songwriter, thank you, because you are the reason I wanted to try Nashville. You are all my heroes.' Swift said.
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Steven Tyler leaves Aerosmith

'I do like being on the road' says Joe Perry, Aerosmith's legendary lead guitarist, and he isn't letting the band's accident-plagued and ultimately cancelled summer tour slow him down. Guitarist Joe Perry said that he and his bandmates are 'positively looking for a new singer to work with', following a rift with frontman Steven Tyler.
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Lil' Boosie sentenced to four years in prison

Rapper Lil' Boosie was sentenced to four years in prison on Monday for violating his probation. He was placed under house arrest with an ankle monitor after being convicted of drug and gun charges in September. But the ankle monitor indicates that on more than one occasion he violated the terms of his release. Lil Boosie has been ordered to report to prison immediately after Monday's hearing, and he will be on probation for five years following his release. The firearm charge will be dropped if he completes his probation.
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Finally A Facebook acoount!!

I've finally figured out how to create it (very simple by the way :)), so from now on I'll keep u informed of new posts by Facebook too. REMEMBER TO BECOME A FAN and stay tuned for The Soul Awards!!!!
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Message from Me

Thank u all for taking some minutes to stop at my blog. Firstly I want to remember you that u can follow me on Twitter and on Yahoo and very soon on Facebook (I'm still figuring out how to creat my page :)). I also wanted to announce that on December there are coming 'The Soul Awards', the annual music awards of Music is the Door to the Soul. The categories will be announced on the next weeks along with the nominees and the 'ceremony' dates. From the nominees u will have the chance to vote for the one u consider is the best and then between the two who get more votes there will be a second votation round. But don't worry I'll post the details along with all the other info. Hope u come back and post your comments or rate the posts. And again, THANKS!!!
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Bad Romance Video Premiere


During an interview with Rolling Stone, Gaga confirmed that movie director Francis Lawrence had directed the music video, and that she was 'impressed' with herself and the outcome of the music video. The music video premiered on November 10, 2009. I must warn you that the video is a little strange, but who cares, it's LADY GAGA, she is strange!!
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Somebody to Love Video Premiere


'Somebody to Love' is an electropop song performed by Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester featuring Robin Thicke. It is the lead single from her debut album and from her debut album and was produced by Mike Caren and written by Rico Love. The music video was directed by Zoe Cassevetes and was released online on 8th November 2009 to Last.FM. It's an uptempo electropop song that harks influences of early 80's dance music like that of Blondie. It draws influences of pop music, electronica and R&B with Robin Thicke's vocals. She said in an interview that 'the song is basically about how I can't get any — I can't find anyone to love. I really wanted to make something that's completely different from anything that's on the radio right now. I feel like it's really dancy and fun, but it's still laid back and relaxed and moody and sexy'.
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The Covers: Stop Crying your Heart Out

Stop Crying your Heart Out

Is a song by Oasis. It was released as the second single from Heathen Chemistry on 17 June 2002, peaking at number 2 in the UK charts. It went silver in the UK. The song got to number 76 in the UK again on 17th October 2009. The song is an 'epic weepy' anthem, reassuringly advising that in times of hardship, simply get over it and get on with your life. Noel Gallagher explained the song saying 'A friend of mine was going through a pretty bad time and I sort of wrote it with him in mind.'

The Original

Oasis





The Cover


Leona Lewis



A song from her sophomore album, Echo.



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The Covers

The Covers are a new section on the blog where I'll post the original song and some covers of it. Then you'll be able to vote for each of it and later determine which is better, the original or the cover.
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Message from Me

Remember that now you can follow me on Twitter and on Yahoo, and soon you'll be able to follow me on Facebook. Please follow me, rate my posts and stay tuned for more downloads !!
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Live Like We're Dying Video Premiere



'Live Like We're Dying' is the first single from Kris Allen. It was originally recorded by Irish band The Script as a bonus track for the Japanese release of their self-titled debut album. Kris Allen's version of the song was released via New York's Z100 on September 21, 2009. The music video was directed by Marco Puig and filmed in a desert near Los Angeles, California. The video premiered on AOL's PopEater on November 6, 2009. The video begins with Allen pulling up to a junkyard in a white pickup truck at night, with a watch hanging from his key chain. Then, Allen takes a power cord out of the back of the truck and carries it through the junkyard until he plugs it in and flips a switch to turn on a large countdown clock. As the clock reaches zero, Allen leaves and begins walking away from the camera as the sun rises. Throughout the video, Allen is shown playing both an acoustic guitar and a piano, as well as singing without any instruments.
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EMI is suing U.S. music website BlueBeat.com

Beatles record label EMI is suing U.S. music website BlueBeat.com, which it said was offering unauthorized downloads of the Fab Four's tracks for sale. 'EMI has not authorized content to be sold on BlueBeat.com' a spokeswoman said. BlueBeat.com offers songs for 25 U.S. cents each, around one quarter of what a song would typically cost on the dominant online music retail site iTunes, owned by Apple Inc. On offer is an extensive list of Beatles albums.
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Wait your Turn Video Premiere



'Wait Your Turn' is a promo song performed by Rihanna. The song serves as promo song for Rihanna's fourth studio album Rated R. Rihanna shot the music video to 'Wait Your Turn' on October 16, 2009 in Washington, New York and Berlin. The director of the video was Anthony Mandler who previously shot most of Rihanna's music videos. The video premiered on November 3, 2009 on RihannaNow.com. It is shot completely in black and white. In the video, Rihanna is seen with an eyepatch, similar to the one worn in the video for "Run This Town". She is seen in what looks like a park-like area, on a bridge with metal gates and in front of a Las Vegas background with lit up buildings.
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Shut it Down Video Premiere



'Shut it Down' is the fourth single of Pitbull's fourth album 'Rebelution'. The song features Akon. They simulate to be secret spys which are asigned a secret mision.
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Bigger Video Premiere



'Bigger' is a song by the Backstreet Boys. It is the second single from the group's seventh studio album titled This Is Us. The video for Bigger was filmed while the group was promoting their album, This Is Us, in Tokyo, Japan. The video was released on November 2, 2009 on the group's official YouTube account. The group is mainly seen performing the song through the streets of Tokyo, in a restaurant with several Japanese women dressed as maids, singing karaoke at a party, and in front of a countdown clock, and in front of a building of historic Japanese architecture. It ends with the crowd at the karaoke party singing the 'la la la la la la' line of the chorus.
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Featured Artist: Diana Vickers


Diana Vickers (born 30 July, 1991) is a British singer-songwriter and actress, best known for appearing on The X Factor in 2008. Her performances were often unconventional, attracting both praise and criticism. As a result, judge Simon Cowell likened her to Marmite, saying that fans could either love or hate her singing. Diana always performed shoeless because she said she was afraid of falling on stage and there was also a lot of hand movement. She courted further controversy when she was unable to perform during week 5 of the contest due to illness. She reached week 9 of the contest, achieving fourth place. Originally announced that Vickers would be signed up by Sony BMG under the Syco label, this plan was later dropped. Vickers has since been signed to the RCA label. Her debut single is expected to be released in February 2010 with the debut album being released in March 2010. A promotional single was offered for download on her official site, 'Jumping into Rivers'. Vickers made her professional acting debut in the title role of a new West End production of Jim Cartwright's The Rise and Fall of Little Voice on 8 October 2009. Diana plays the shy and lonely Little Voice, who hides an astonishing talent as an impersonator of singers such as Shirley Bassey. She has an amazing and unique voice, I've never heard something similar in my life. It's worth spending some time hearing her.



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Did it Again Video Premiere



'Did It Again' is the second single from the third english studio album by Shakira, 'She Wolf'. A preview of 30 seconds of the music video was released in mid-October. The premiere of the video was on the German show "Neu" from VIVA on October 30, 2009. The video features a b-boy Daniel Cloud Campos, Madonna's dancer of her Re-Invention Tour and Confessions Tour as Shakira's love interest.
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