Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Single Review: Anggun - Snow On The Sahara

"Snow On The Sahara" is Anggun's first single from her international debut album, "Snow On The Sahara" in 1998. The song was also recorded in French language titled "La neige au Sahara" on album "Au Nom de la Lune" in 1997. The song has also been used in a Swatch commercial in 1999.

The song was written, produced and arranged by Erick Benzi and later adapted into English by songwriter Nikki Matheson. The song remains to be Anggun's signature song across the world and catapulted Anggun's fame in international music scene in 1997 and 1998. Sarah Brightman also did a cover version of this song on her The Harem World Tour: Live from Las Vegas album. The song is mainly built on synthesizers and keyboards sounds, mixed with tribal beats. It is considered to be an Adult Contemporary song by some, whilst some other may consider it a World Music song.

Listen: Anggun - Snow On The Sahara


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Official Single Cover: Drake - Miss Me (Featuring Lil Wayne)

"Miss Me" is the third single from Canadian rapper Drake taken from his debut album "Thank Me Later" and released by Cash Money / Young Money / Universal Motown on 1 June 2010.

Official Single Cover: T.I. - Got Your Back

"Got Your Back" is the third single from T.I.'s forthcoming album "King Uncaged" and released by Atlantic Records / Grand Hustle on 25 May 2010.

Official Single Cover: T.I. - Yeah Ya Know (Takers)

"Yeah Ya Know (Takers)" was released by Grand Hustle / Atlantic Records for T.I.'s second single taken from the forthcoming album "King Uncaged" on 24 May 2010.

Official Album Cover: Various Artists - Now 34 [U.S. Edition]

Now That's What I Call Music! 34 will be released on June 15, 2010. The album is the 34th edition of the (U.S.) Now! series. Four of the tracks featured on Now! 34, "Nothin' on You", "Rude Boy", "OMG" and "Imma Be" reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. The final four tracks are "What's Next New Music Preview" bonus tracks.

Tracklisting:

01. Justin Bieber - Baby (Featuring Ludacris)
02. B.o.B. - Nothin' On You (Featuring Bruno Mars)
03. Ke$ha - Your Love Is My Drug
04. Rihanna - Rude Boy
05. Usher - OMG (Featuring Will.I.Am)
06. Jamie Foxx - Winner (Featuring Justin Timberlake & T.I.)
07. Ludacris - My Chick Bad (Featuring Nicki Minaj)
08. The Black Eyed Peas - Immabe
09. Iyaz - Solo
10. OneRepublic - All The Right Moves
11. Lifehouse - Halfway Gone
12. The Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition
13. Boys Like Girls - Heart Heart Heartbreak
14. The Script - Breakeven
15. Lady Antabellum - American Honey
16. Miranda Lambert - The House That Built Me
17. Dave Barnes - Little Lies
18. 2AM Club - Worry About You
19. Runner Runner - So Obvious
20. Jessica Jarrell - Almost Love (24/7)

Celebnews: Lindsay Lohan Ordered To Wear Alcohol-Monitoring Bracelet By Judge

On Monday (May 24), a stern Superior Court judge warned troubled actress Lindsay Lohan that she needs to keep on the straight and narrow if she wishes to avoid a return trip to jail. After Lohan missed her initial court date last week, claiming that her passport was stolen while she was attending the Cannes film festival in France, CBS News reported that a "somber and concerned" looking Lohan appeared in a Beverly Hills, California, courtroom and lost a bid to ease the restrictions of her probation.

Wearing a dark gray suit, Lohan appeared in court with her lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, who told Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel that her client was scheduled to start filming a movie in Texas soon. The judge was not swayed and said the actress may have to delay the project, ordering Lohan to attach a SCRAM alcohol-monitoring bracelet to her ankle that will require her to undergo mandatory drug testing every week in the Los Angeles area if she wishes to stay free on bail. Revel also set a probation-violation hearing for July 6 following Lohan's failure to attend last week’s scheduled hearing.

In an interview with Hollywood TV published Monday, Lohan argued that she doesn't need jail or rehab, saying, "I don't see what reason I would go to prison for. I've been more than compliant with everything having to do with the court system". Though she has frequently been pictured partying until all hours of the morning, Lohan said she didn't think she needed to make a return trip to rehab. "I don't see why I would even have to do that", she said, "considering I've been in compliance with everything that occurs when you're in the court system for two DUIs".

According to TMZ, Lohan must begin wearing the SCRAM bracelet — which she wore in 2007 following her plea in the DUI cases — within 24 hours and attend all her scheduled alcohol education classes at least once a week.

If Revel determines that Lohan violated her probation by not attending her alcohol education classes as ordered, she could face a jail sentence of up to 180 days.

Sources: MTV Asia

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Classic Hits: A-Teens - Can't Help Falling In Love

"Can't Help Falling In Love" was the A*Teens's first single from their third album "Pop 'Til You Drop!", as well as for the Lilo & Stitch movie soundtrack, which was originally scheduled to include several Presley tracks, the A*Teens picking it for inclusion in the soundtrack. The video had thus tremendous exposure on several television channels, with the A*Teens eventually including the song in their third album. As a result, the song had two music videos, one to promote the Disney movie, the other for the album.

This pop song was a radio hit in the United States, and reached #12 in Sweden, #16 in Argentina and #41 in Australia. Despite the success of the song overseas, it failed to attract the rest of the Latin American public, due to the fact that there was a Spanish version of the song, performed by the Argentine group, Bandana. In addition, the A*Teens' version of the song was overshadowed by the promotion of Bandana's version.

The video was directed by Gregory Dark and filmed in Los Angeles, California. It had two different versions. The "Disney Version", as the fans named it, features scenes of the movie, and also new scenes of the A*Teens with beach costumes. The "A*Teens Version" of the video, features the A*Teens on the white background with different close-ups and choreography, and scenes with puppies and different costumes.

"Can't Help Falling In Love" was released by Walt Disney Records and Universal Music on 29 October 2002 with CD single format.

Celebnews: Farrah Franklin Would Do Destiny's Child Reunion


Despite having not spoken to any of Destiny’s Child in the 10 years that followed her unceremonious ousting from the group, Farrah Franklin has revealed that she is open to reuniting with the group's members.

"Right now, I'm kind of hearing about it with everyone else. It hasn't been presented to me yet. When it does or if it does, I'll deal with it as that. I'll have to see if it's something in real talks or if it's fake".
The singer, who last spoke to Beyoncé ten years ago, added: "I'm really a personable person and I would just want everyone to get along. Little Farrah has a lot on her shoulders and all I ask is happiness in return and for it to be fun. There's so many different personalities and it's been a long time, so you just don't know. I would be cool with everyone, I have no problems, but it's not about just me. There's five other people.”
Sources: That Grape Juice

Celeb Pictures: Ciara From French Vogue Magazine

Ciara posed for French edition of Vogue Magazine.



Celebnews: Meet The New Pussycat Dolls

Nicole Scherzinger joined her new groupmates for their first performance together as the new Pussycat Dolls at a private event in Los Angeles on Friday night (May 21). Original members Melody Thornton, Ashley Roberts, Jessica Sutta, and Kimberly Wyatt announced their departure from the platinum group earlier this year.

"I am so thankful for everything the Pussycat Dolls has brought into my life", Kimberly said in an interview. "I love being a Doll, but as far as the variables off-stage are concerned—I just couldn’t do it anymore".

The new PCD lineup includes Kherrington Payne, Vanessa Curry, James Lee Ruiz, and Rino Nakasone-Razalan.


Sources: Rap-Up.Com

Official Single Cover: Ne-Yo - Beautiful Monster

"Beautiful Monster" will be the new single of American pop and R&B singer-songwriter and record producer Ne-Yo. What do you think about the cover?

Official Album Cover: Various Artists - Now 3 [Norway Edition]

This is the official cover album of Now That's What I Call Music! 3 on Norway Edition. Official tracklistings haven't been revealed yet.

Official Magazine Cover: Drake - Billboard May 2010 [U.S. Edition]

U.S. Edition for Billboard Magazine of May 2010 is featuring Drake as the cover. Check it out!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Official Magazine Cover: Jake Shears - Têtu June 2010 [French Edition]

Lead vocalist for the American music group Scissor Sisters is featured on French gay magazine "Têtu". Jake Shears is going shirtless and then some in the new issue of the French gay publication Têtu. Shears talked to the magazine to promote the band’s third album, Night Work, due in stores in June.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Celeb Pictures: Christina Aguilera From Out Magazine

Christina Aguilera who is gearing up to release her new album in June did a new interview for Out Magazine where she pokes fun at Lady Gaga saying "Oh, the newcomer? I think she’s really fun to look at..". She also defends how she isn't copying or being Lady Gaga by saying "I’m a little under a rock where some things are concerned".

In the 3 page long article interview, this comes out and very interesting to read about Aguilera opinion on Lady Gaga songs.

Gaga writes hooks with nursery rhyme simplicity, easy to hum and hard to forget. Aguilera foregoes hooks for vocal virtuosity, though she admits, “it’s a little more off-putting to the general public because it’s not easy to sing along to.” Gaga talks about art and sings about cell phone reception and disco sticks. Aguilera isn’t given to public pronouncements outside her narrow area of expertise and sings about vulnerability and expectation, loss and strength, abuse and acceptance. Gaga is her art, she claims. Aguilera says, “I used to think, My art is me, and it’s just not like that. You can’t be that egotistical.” Gaga is topiary, highly pruned and stylized. Aguilera is a jungle, wild and overgrown.

In the meanwhile she's defending herself and explaining about Lady Gaga who she admits clear and loud she's not trying to be, her single is not doing well on the charts and her album is getting really bad buzz from the press and the clips that leaked yesterday ain't doing any justice to make it better and people are saying they suck.

Check out some pictures from the photo shoot for the magazine above and if you are really bored or curious what Aguilera has to say you can read the 3 page long interview she did for the magazine here.

Sources: MusicologyTreat









Sunday, May 16, 2010

Single Of The Day: Owl City - Umbrella Beach

"Umbrella Beach" is a song by Owl City. The song will be released as the third single from his second album Ocean Eyes. It is the second international single to be released from the album with a 17th May 2010 release date in the UK.

The music video for "Umbrella Beach" premiered on April 16, 2010 on YouTube. The video tells about a boy who is trying to build a plane to cross the sea and go to another island. Adam Young did not appear in the music video apart from photos on a table.

"Umbrella Beach" entered the UK Dance Chart on the 8th May 2010 at number 25, so far it has peaked at number 19.


Owl City - Umbrella Beach

Single Review: Adam Lambert - Whataya Want From Me

"Whataya Want From Me" is the second mainstream single by American recording artist and American Idol season eight runner-up Adam Lambert. It is the second radio single release off his debut album, For Your Entertainment and his first ever top 10 single on the Billboard Hot 100.

The song was written by Pink, Max Martin, and Shellback and was recorded by Pink for her fifth studio album, Funhouse, but didn't make it to the final cut. It was produced by Max Martin and Shellback, who have collaborated with Pink, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, and fellow Idols Kelly Clarkson, Daughtry, Allison Iraheta and Carrie Underwood.

RCA released "Whataya Want From Me" as single on 20 November 2009 by digital download and CD format.

Adam Lambert - Whataya Want From Me

Official Album Cover: Kevin Rudolf - To The Sky

"To The Sky" will be the second studio album from American singer-songwriter Kevin Rudolf. Cash Money / Universal will release "To The Sky" on 15 June 2010. What do you think about the official album cover?

Official Album Cover: Orianthi - Believe (II)

Orianthi will release her album "Believe (II)" on 8 June 2010. This is the official album cover.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Official Magazine Cover: Pitbull - Trax May 2010 [Indonesia Edition]

Indonesia edition of Trax Magazine in May 2010 is featuring Cuban recording artist Pitbull as the cover.

Single Review: Kesha - Your Love Is My Drug


"Your Love Is My Drug" is an electropop song by American recording artist and songwriter Kesha, from her debut album, Animal. It was released as the album's third single. Prior to the release of Animal, the song charted in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, the Netherlands and New Zealand.

"Your Love Is My Drug" was released officialy on 6 June 2010 by RCA. Charted on U.S. Billboard 100 on #8.



Kesha - Your Love Is My Drug

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Official Single Cover: Kris Allen - The Truth (Featuring Pat Monahan)


Pretty boy from American Idol season 8 released his second single "The Truth" from his "Kris Allen" studio album. Kris Allen with Pat Monahan are colaborated on this new version single. Check out the official single cover. The single already released on 11 May 2010 by Jive.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

New Music Video: Alicia Keys - Un-thinkable (I'm Ready)

"Ün-thinkable (I'm Ready)" is a new music video by American R&B recording artist Alicia Keys. Keys filmed the music video in Los Angeles with director Jake Nava. Although Drake appears on background vocals, Keys has stated that he does not appear in the video because she said "that would be too obvious". The video made its world premiere on 12 May 2010 on Vevo and on BET's 106 & Park.

Celebnews: Are Lance Bass And Kyan Douglas Dating?

Chelsea may have another new It couple. We hear that Lance Bass is spending quality time with "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" grooming expert Kyan Douglas. The pair have been spotted getting affectionate in New York and San Francisco, but the match is fairly new. "Lance admitted to having a bad track record with friends and asked everyone what they thought of Kyan," said a friend. "We all assured him Kyan is 'good people'. Kyan asked Lance out." A spokeswoman for Bass said, "We do not comment on our clients' personal lives".


Sources: NY Post

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Celebnews: Miley Cyrus Is Growing Up Into A Classy Young Lady... NOT

Radar Online, who probably have hidden cameras located in your crotch area, are reporting on a shocking video with our very own little Miley Cyrus. The report states Cyrus, 17, was videotaped "grinding", "giving a lap dance" and behaving in an inappropriate manner with the 40-year old producer of her latest film The Last Song.

Producer Adam Shankman, who is an openly gay man, posted very suggestive pictures on his Twitter account with of he and Cyrus last year. Those images caused a tabloid frenzy at the time, but are said to be the tip of the iceberg compared to the video, which was taken during a wrap party for the film seven months ago.



Radar, who has seen the video, is reporting a source as saying, "The worst part is that there were little kids at the party and the dancing between Miley and Adam was so dirty that some of the parents actually left the party and took their kids home".

Are they sure it wasn't a Cyrus home movie they saw? Sounds about like what we've seen out of Miley's younger sister, Noah.

Some close to the controversy are concerned Miley is heading down a dangerous path, one already worn bare by the likes of Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears, two fellow Disney graduates. What is about Disney and slutty behavior? Ho hum, Mickey's a freak I guess.


As if any of this is a surprise to anyone. I've been harping incessantly on Miley "I can't wait to slut it up" Cyrus for two years now. While her parents turn a blind eye to her behavior, in some ways, practically encouraging it, her audience is quickly turning on her. Miley wants to so bad to transition from teen sensation to adult film star (pun intended) that she's utterly clueless what awaits her.

Considering the terrible reviews she received for her performance in The Last Song, you'd think she try a little harder to hang on to the last vestige of paying fans she has. The only people awaiting Miley at the end of this treacherous 'ho road, are dirty minded men and porn industry workers.

Mark my words, things are NOT going to turn out well for a young woman this self-destructive at such a young age.

Sources: Technorati

Official Magazine Cover: Christina Aguilera - GQ June 2010 [German Edition]

American pop princess Christina Aguilera is featured on German Edition of GQ magazine. It released in June 2010. Take a look the cover!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Celeb Pictures: Rihanna On Vanity Fair


Rihanna was featured as model cover of Vanity Fair Magazine Italian Edition on April 2010.