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Leona Lewis: I Got You Video Premiere


"I Got You" is a pop song performed by British singer Leona Lewis. It was written by Arnthor Birgisson, Max Martin and Savan Kotecha, and produced by Birgisson for Lewis's second album, Echo. It is to be released on February 21, 2010 as the second single from Echo.

Lewis shot the music video for "I Got You" on December 21, 2009. The music video was directed by Dave Meyers in Venice Beach, California. It premiered on 12 February 2010.

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We Are the World Video Premiere


Before the earthquake, Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie had planned to organize a re-recording of "We Are the World" on January 28, 2010 — the 25th anniversary of the original recording of the song. However, because of the devastation caused in Haiti, these plans were postponed. The new version of the song was recorded on February 1, 2010. Over 75 musicians were involved in the recording, which was held in the same place as the original. Also similar to the 1985 process, some of the participating musicians were already in Los Angeles to attend an awards ceremony: the 52nd Grammy Awards.

The 2010 version of "We Are the World" debuted on US TV channel NBC on February 12 during their coverage of the opening ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics.


Involved Artists:

Solo:
* Justin Bieber
* Nicole Scherzinger
* Jennifer Hudson
* Jennifer Nettles
* Josh Groban
* Tony Bennett
* Mary J. Blige
* Michael Jackson
* Janet Jackson
* Barbra Streisand
* Miley Cyrus
* Enrique Iglesias
* Jamie Foxx
* Wyclef Jean
* Adam Levine
* P!nk
* BeBe Winans
* Usher
* Celine Dion
* Orianthi 
* Fergie
* Nick Jonas
* Toni Braxton
* Mary Mary
* Isaac Slade
* Lil Wayne
* Carlos Santana
* Akon
* T-Pain
* LL Cool J
* Will.i.am
* Snoop Dogg
* Busta Rhymes
* Swizz Beatz
* Iyaz
* Kanye West

 Chorus:
* Patti Austin
* Bizzy Bone
* Ethan Bortnick
* Jeff Bridges
* Zac Brown
* Brandy
* Kristian Bush
* Natalie Cole
* Harry Connick Jr.
* Hayden Panettiere
* Kid Cudi
* Faith Evans
* Melanie Fiona
* Sean Garrett
* Tyrese Gibson
* Anthony Hamilton
* Keri Hilson
* Julianne Hough
* India.Arie
* Randy Jackson
* Taj Jackson
* Taryll Jackson
* TJ Jackson
* Al Jardine
* Jimmy Jean-Louis
* Joe Jonas
* Kevin Jonas
* Gladys Knight
* Benji Madden
* Joel Madden
* Katharine McPhee
* Jason Mraz
* Mýa
* Freda Payne
* A. R. Rahman
* Raphael Saadiq
* Trey Songz
* Musiq Soulchild
* Jordin Sparks
* Robin Thicke
* Alex Williams
* Rob Thomas
* Vince Vaughn
* Ann Wilson
* Brian Wilson
* Nancy Wilson


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Rihanna: Rude Boy Video Premiere


"Rude Boy" is the second international single, and the third US single from Rihanna's fourth album Rated R. It was released on February 9, 2010 and it was written by Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Ester Dean, Makeba Riddick, Rob Swire and Rihanna herself and produced by StarGate. It is co-produced by Rob Swire.

The video was directed by Melina Matsoukas in January 2010. Rihanna described the video as "completely different from any other video I've shot before. A lot of my videos are really dark and edgy and tough. 'Rude Boy' is more playing along the lines from my roots. We used a lot of color, but also the costumes were very Jamaican dance-hall queen type." It premiered on February 10, 2010 on VEVO.

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Florence + The Machine, a Precious Gem

Florence + the Machine is the recording name of Florence Welch and a collaboration of other artists who provide backing music for her voice. Musically Florence and the Machine's sound is generally referred to as soul-inspired indie rock.

Florence was born 28 August 1986 in London. As a teenager she was the frontwoman for Toxic Cockroaches and Ashok. Feeling she was in "the wrong band" she got out of a contract with Ashok by resigning.

According to Welch "The name Florence and the Machine started off as a private joke that got out of hand. I made music with my friend, who we called Isabella Machine to which I was Florence Robot. When I was about an hour away from my first gig, I still didn't have a name, so I thought "Okay, I'll be Florence Robot is a Machine", before realizing that name was so long it'd drive me mad".  In 2006 Welch's performances in small London venues as "Florence Robot is a Machine" began to attract notice.





She released her debut album, Lungs, in the United Kingdom on 6 July, 2009. The album has peaked at the #1 position in the UK and the #13 position in Europe. As of 6 August the album had sold over 100,000 copies in the UK and by 10 August it had been at the #2 position for five straight weeks. The album was released physically in the U.S. on 20 October by Island Records.

Florence and the Machine is up for 2010 Brit Awards in the categories of British Female Solo Artist, British Breakthrough Act, and British Album. And I'm sure she will win one at least. She is exotic, Florence isn't  as the normal singers, she's in another level. Her uniqueness is so big that it can't be ranked. A truly precious gem.



Discography

Lungs

Videos

Music Videos






Live








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La Roux, the Duo that Looks Like a Solo


La Roux are an English electropop and synthpop duo made up of singer Eleanor Jackson (born March 8,  1988), and synthesizer player, co-writer and co-producer Ben Langmaid. Jackson describes their respective roles as "very much a half and half sharing situation... not like a singer producer outfit", but also recognizing that it often can "look like a solo act".

The band's name originates from Jackson's red hair; she has said: "To me, it means "red-haired one" – and it does, vaguely. It's just a male version of "red-haired one", which I think is even cooler, because I'm well androgynous anyway. So it kind of makes sense."

La Roux's debut single, "Quicksand", was released by French independent record label Kitsuné Music in December 2008. They then signed to Polydor Records in order to release their debut album.

The eponymus album was released on June 29,2009. In order to promote La Roux, the band were the supporting act on Lily Allen's UK tour of March 2009.

They have received 2010 BRIT Award nominations in the categories of British Breakthrough Act and British Single for "In for the Kill".

La Roux is already having a great impact on electronic music and I might say it's the new sensation. Really good!

Discography 

La Roux


Videos

Music Videos




Live





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VV Brown, Retro Revival

Vanessa Brown (born October 24, 1983), known as VV Brown, is a British recording artist, songwriter and producer signed to Universal's Island Records in the United Kingdom and to EMI's Capitol Records in the United States. 

Vanessa was born in Northampton. She is the eldest of six siblings and is of Caribbean parentage, her mother being Jamaican and father being Puerto Rican. She attended Overstone Park School near Northampton, which her parents own and work at.

Under the moniker "VV Brown", she released her debut album, Travelling Like the Light, in July 13, 2009 by Universal Records. The album is inspired by 1950s and electronic music as well as sounds emitted from Game Boy and Nintendo.

On 5 December 2008, she was nominated for the BBC's Sound of 2009 award, alongside acts including Little Boots and Lady GaGa.

Vanessa is a really good singer. She has a powerful voice and her music makes us remember some of the  greatest female vocalists. The lyrics are often  about love and affairs, but that doesn't mean her music isn't good. My favourite song of her is "Shark in the Water" , it's such a deep song, try hearing to it first, figure out the meaning and then watch the music video. Conclusion: Worth every penny!

Discography


Travelling Like the Light

Videos


Music Videos






Live







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Bat for Lashes, a One of a Kind

 

Natasha Khan (born 25 October, 1979) also known by her stage name "Bat for Lashes" (no idea what that means).  She was born in London and raised in Wembley.

During her teens Khan was also a victim of racism. Speaking about her time in after-school clubs she claimed “the kids there totally ripped me to shreds.” This rejection led Khan to rebel, making the decision to “bunk off” school and stay at home listening to music. “My mum would take me to the train station and I pretended to get the train; she'd drive to work and I would go home and play a tape of Nirvana all day”. With the completion of her GCSEs and A-Levels she decided to embark on a road trip through America with her boyfriend at the time, using the money earned from her part time job at a local card-making factory. After spending three months touring through the US and Mexico Khan returned to Britain and settled down in Brighton to study a degree in music and visual arts at the University of Brighton.

Her debut album, "Fur and Gold",  was released on September  11, 2006, peaking #48 on the UK Album Charts and going on to be nominated for the Mercury Prize in 2007. In the following year, she also picked up two BRIT nominations for Best Breakthrough Artist and Best Female, leading to growing media attention.

Khan’s second album, "Two Suns", was released on April 6, 2009. It reached #5 on the UK Album Charts and #17 on the Irish Album Charts. The first single released off the album, "Daniel", charted within the top 40. The second single, "Pearl's Dream", was released on 22 June 2009. It has also been nominated for a Mercury Prize.

Her latest nomination is for Best Female Solo Artist at 2010's Brit Awards, along with Florence and the Machine, Leona Lewis, Lily Allen and Pixie Lott.

She is an excelent artist and  a star in the making. Natasha has that dark/gothic girl vibe, and I must say I love it. I'm sure we'll hear from her in the near future.

Discography

Fur And Gold



Two Suns



Videos

Music Videos



Live


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Beth Rowley, the Peruvian Lady

Beth Rowley is a peruvian born english singer. She was born in October, 1981 to British parents who later returned from Peru in 1982 to live in Bristol when Beth was two.
At 16, Beth formed The Apogee, a 5 piece funk/soul/acid jazz group. At 17 she was spotted at an open night in the popular London entertainment club, Ginglik, in Shepherd's Bush. Beth studied music and art at Weston-super-Mare College and in 2003 went on to the Brighton Institute of Modern Music. 

Her debut album entitled "Little Dreamer" was released in the UK on May 19, 2008 and went straight into the UK album charts at number 6.  On January 20, 2009 she was nominated for a Brit Award in the category for Best British Female Solo Artist along with Adele,M.I.A., Estelle and Duffy, who won the award.

Living in Peru had a significant influence in her life (despite being a baby).  That's the reason why her music is so unique, she is a soul singer with latinamerican beats. She is a powerful singer and her debut is exquisite. And I must say I love her curls.

Discography

Little Dreamer





Videos

Music Video


So Sublime


 Oh My Life


Live






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The Fray: Syndicate Video Premiere


"Syndicate" was released for radio airplay on January 12, 2010 and it's the fourth single of their eponymous second album. It debuted at #25 on the Billboard Adult Pop Songs chart.
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Pixie Lott: Gravity Video Premiere



"Gravity" is the fourth single by Pixie Lott, from her debut album, Turn It Up. Written by Ina Wroldsen, Jonas Jeberg, Mich Hansen and Lucas Secon, the song is being released on 22 February 2010. The music video for the song was shot in January and premiered on 6 February 2010 on Channel 4 in the UK. It features Lott and two backup dancers performing a routine.
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Laura Bell Bundy: Giddy On Up Video Premiere



"Giddy On Up" is Laura's latest single, still to be released. It is from her much waited album Achin' and Shakin', to be released in early 2010 via Mercury Nashville. It seems that she is going country, her last album sounded very pop.
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Jill Scott is sued by her label

Jill Scott is being sued by her record label, Hidden Beach, which is accusing her of skipping out halfway through a six-album contract and potentially owing millions of dollars in damages.


The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court by Hidden Beach Records on February 3, claims that the label and its founder, Steve McKeever, helped launch Scott's career and turned her into a Grammy-winning singer-songwriter. "Hidden Beach is shocked by her decision not only because Scott has apparently chosen to leave the Hidden Beach family," the complaint reads, "but also because Scott is contractually required to deliver three more albums to Hidden Beach."
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Geostari Season 4






I wasn't too impressed with this winner, he is a good singer, but that's it.  My favourite will be Nino, she has that strong voice perfect for soul. Vazha, has also a very good deep voice., and my other favourite  is Sopo,  I really like her soft voice. I couldn't found good pictures or bios. Remember to vote for your favourites, you can vote more than once and have to choose three different contestants.

Watch the contestants performaces after the JUMP ... 

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Next Week's Theme: British Week!



So you decided a British Week! I got some cool stuff to show you. The theme weeks won't be every week, you can see that I haven't posted nothing from this theme week this week, it'll start the next week.

The poll for the next is up too. You can find it on the sidebar. It'll be opened until 6 March and the theme week will start on 8 March because I'm taking some holidays so I won't be able to post. You can also, vote more than once.

I'll prepare some ready to publish posts so I can post them from vacations when I find a wi-fi zone. So, you should keep coming back, there will be new things to read.

Also, thanks from reading me, I have now 9 followers on Twitter and 5 on Facebook. I know it's not much, but it's cool! Keep suscribing!
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Danny Gokey: My Best Days Are Ahead Of Me Video Premiere


"My Best Days Are Ahead Of Me" is the first single of American Idol Top 4 finalist Danny Gokey. His album will be released on March 2, 2010, via RCA Nashville/19 Recordings. The song debuted at  #55 on the Hot Country Songs charts.
 

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Deutschland sucht den Superstar Season 6






Sorry I didn't posted Idol Series for so long, I got distracted with other stuff. So I decided to finish before they all start again. ( I know some already have). My top three are Dominik Büchele, Annemarie Eilfeld and Sarah Kreuz. Remember to vote for three different contestants. You can vote more than once. Sorry for the videos quality but they are the best I could find. 


Watch the contestants performaces after the JUMP ... 

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Music & Life: Damn Neighbours!


Last night seemed to be a very quiet one. I went to bed at 1:00 AM and when I was about to sleep, guess what? My  drunk neighbours were doing a karaoke party! What? Who does that?. Whatever. They started with a crappy Ironic cover. Come on! You can't even speak in English!. 

But that wasn't all, the torture continued when they started singing spanish ballads. You are kidding me? Right? The worst part of it all, after finishing, she asked, did you like it? Are you serious? Of course we DIDN'T like it.
By 3:50 AM, the peace was restored after the machine exploded (kidding) after they singed Thriller. Come On!!
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The Covers: Black & Gold

Black and Gold is the lead single from Sam Sparro's eponymous first album. The song has been remixed by Max Sanna and Steve Pitron, Paul Epworth, Al Usher, Kings of the Universe, Komatic and Russ Chimes. The original version of the single was made available on iTunes on March 23, 2008, with the entire album available from March 31. The song explores the relationship between reason, spirituality, and love. The song has been covered many times, I selected the most notable. Vote for your favourite version at the end of the post to decide which is the best. You can vote more than once.


The Original

Sam Sparro



The Covers

Ellie Goulding



Adele



Katy Perry



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Carrie Underwood: Temporary Home Video Premiere


Temporary Home is the title of a song written by Zac Maloy, Luke Laird and co-written and recorded by American country artist Carrie Underwood. It is the second official single from her third studio album, Play On, and it was released to country radio on December 14, 2009. Originally, a live performance from CMT's Invitation Only, was released as a music video to promote the single. A real music video for the song was filmed in Nashville, Tennessee. The video premiered on iTunes on February 2nd, 2010. The video is so sad, at the end it almost made me cry.

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