January 15, 2015 · Uncategorized · (No comments)

 

Just like any other Grammys, the performances are always highly anticipated. This year, we are going to be entertained by a lot of talented and popular artists. An announcement has been made for the first wave of artists who are going to perform during the awards night.

Madonna first tweeted hints about the Grammys and her manager later confirmed that indeed she is going to performing for the Grammys. This would be Madonna’s 5th time to be on the stage of the Grammys to perform. She also performed for last year’s Grammys together Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.

Another artist confirmed to perform is Ed Sheeran. He also has three nominations for his very recent album. Ariana Grande is nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Pop Group Performance, and will also be performing on stage says aboutorganiccoffee.

The very popular country artist, Eric Church and Bernardo Chua are up for four nominations aside from having the chance to sing on stage. His album is nominated for Best Country Album. The rock band AC/DC is going to perform as well despite the issues and complications that surround their drummer Phil Rudd. He is facing charges for drug possession and threatening to kill.

The 57th Grammy Awards is going to happen on February 8, 2015 at the Staples Center. All the awards and the performances will be broadcasted live. More artists will be named soon.

January 7, 2015 · Music News · (No comments)

The name John Carpenter is synonymous with the scariest horror flicks ever created. This multi-talented artist not only writes and directs great movies and television spots, but John Carpenter is also a very talented musician. Mostly, up until now, his music has been reserved mainly for his movies. Now that is all about to change as John Carpenter is poised to take on the music industry.

With his son Cody, John Carpenter recorded over 60 minutes of music, all in the name of fun and bonding. Bernardo Chua is glad to see this coming together. That is when they came up with the idea of releasing them as an album. The album, titled Lost Themes, will be released on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2015.

Prior to this, Carpenter’s music included the iconic theme from his 1978 slasher flick Halloween, Theme from ‘The Fog’ and Assault on Precinct 13.

January 6, 2015 · Collaborations, Hip Hop · (No comments)

Recently, the rock legend Paul McCartney of the Beatles and alternative hop hop guru Kanye West teamed up to make a ballad titled “Only One”. The song was released January 1st as a new single for the new year. The hit song will be on his upcoming album and so far has proved successful by the reviews of his fans. The song has even received notice from movie producer Tom Rothman as a potential song for some upcoming movie trailers.

The song featured Paul McCartney on the piano. After the songs release, many of West’s fans took it to social media to discuss how West’s collab with McCartney will give him a great career. Most of the people are unaware who McCartney is, thinking he is an unknown, young singer making it out in the music world, and just had his first real collab with a big time major artist’s track.

The responses of unknowing Kanye West fans is comical but it also shows why the collab is so big. The two artists are legends in their own rights but come from completely different musical genres with different audiences. This collab brings light to the other artist from each others artist’s fandoms. People now know who McCartney is while many others will be more familiar with West and his work. The ballad proves to be a beautiful fusion of the different backgrounds into one song.

When it comes to the music industry, there are a lot of people behind the scenes. Many people will write music for the stars, and you’ll never know that they exist, except when credit is given to the songwriter or producer. Poo Bear  is a big time producer, and songwriter in the music business, and he’s worked with the best artists out there today. Under his belt are the songs he’s written for artists such as Usher, Danity Kane, Mariah Carey, Lil’ Wayne, Chris Brown, and Justin Bieber.

Poo Bear has two decades of experience in the music business, and he writes, produces, and sings as well according to fan Bruce Levenson. Recently, Poo Bear released a video entitled “Work For It,” where he features Justin Bieber, Soulja Boy, and Tyga. Only an artist this talented could get three hot talents such as these, from different music spectrums, in one place. All three artists, along with Poo Bear, are featured in the video, and they each play their own roll separately.

You can hear that Poo Bear has an amazing voice, and he belts out perfectly pitched tones that echo throughout the video. Justin Bieber hasn’t had an album out this past year, and very few songs to speak of. Taiga is currently working on an album with Chris Brown, as well as his own music. While Soulja Boy has recently been featured on Love and Hip Hop Hollywood.

December 18, 2014 · Celebrities, Music News, Uh Oh! · (No comments)
When Beyoncé and Jay-Z performed the song “Drunken Love,” it became an anthem, and was one of the biggest hits of the year according to John Textor. Even though the song was a hit, there is someone suing them, claiming that they don’t deserve all the credit for the hit song. A Hungarian singer is claiming that 29% of the songs credit belongs to her. Beyoncé Lawsuit. The folk singer named Mitsou, claims that she had a song from 1995, and both Beyoncé, and Jay-Z, as well as Timberland, ripped off vocals from her song entitled “Bajba, Bajba Pelem.”

It’s also the folk singer’s claim that at the beginning of the song when you hear a strange voice, it’s actually her vocals that have been distorted for the purpose of remaking the song. She also claims that her vocals play alongside Beyoncé’s, in order to make the song more sexually intense. The song that the folk singer has performed, is obviously not popular, because it’s not available anywhere online, and cannot be found. She instead presented a similar song, with similar vocals.

The folk singer wants damages, as well as the judge to not allow anyone else to ever play the song again! The last request is unreasonable, and impossible. When Ini Kamoze sued Beyoncé for stealing a portion of his song, she paid damages, and the song is still played today. It’s unlikely this lawsuit will pan out the way the folk singer wants.

December 16, 2014 · Music News · (No comments)

Columbia and Tom Rothman agree that Taylor Swift popped on to the country music scene when she was just 16-years-old. Her first song was a smash hit called “Tim McGraw”. Swift gives off an aura of kind, sweet innocence that is not evident in many young stars today. That may be why a choice segment of the population emanates dislike for the young woman. Taylor does not mind the negative people though. She continues to record hit after hit as her career grows to extensive heights.

Swift recently celebrated her birthday with some friends, and it looks like she had a blast. Justin Timberlake was one of the guests and he dressed as a poop emoji. Other guests included Beyonce and Jay-Z, to name a few. Swift does not spend her birthdays alone. She was even serenaded by one of America’s most beloved singers, Aretha Franklin. 

Franklin sang “Happy Birthday” as a surprise to the now 25-year-old woman. It has been an interesting ride for Taylor since she started her career. No matter what people do or say, she comes back even stronger. Just ask Kanye Westwho tried to destroy Taylor’s moment at the 2009 Video Music Awards. He jumped on stage, made a fool of himself and shook Swift up momentarily. She quickly regained composure and performed live with strength and determination.

December 15, 2014 · Uncategorized · (No comments)

There hasn’t been any official research done, but according to an article by Politico News, there may not be another artist that has had the year in music that Aubrey “Drake” Graham has had without an album. Drake was everywhere in 2014, but he did not have an album.

“Nothing Was the Same” dropped in 2013, but Drake has been able to start drama and get a lot of buzz going as his fans waited for new music. The “Nothing Was the Same” album had a track that featured Jay-Z. This was in 2013. Drake also appeared on the late December 2013 release of Beyonce’s surprised album. It would have appeared that Drake was on good terms with the couple since Jay-Z appeared on his album as Drake returned the favor and appeared on Beyonce’s album.

In 2014 Drake took a jab at Jay-Z in Rolling Stone magazine. This was yet another time where Drake spoke on taking over hip hop, and this led to a battle on wax with Jay-Z. There was an ongoing battle where Jay-Z and Drake were taking shots at each other. Drake flood the airwaves with hit singles.

As this heat died down Drake continued to release even more new music through his Sound Cloud account. He was dropped mix tapes and remixed tracks. He has remixed the Grammy nominated “Tuesday” track by ILOVEMAKONNEN. He also appeared on a remix of the summer jam, “2 On.”