Music Review: Christina Aguilera “Lotus”

Lotus (Deluxe Edited Version)

Release date: November 13, 2012

Label: RCA

Purchase: Amazon | iTunes

Six albums already under her belt (yes, that includes the questionable Bionic) Christina Aguilera is back on the scene to do what she does best, sing her throat heart out. With a strong force of musically gifted producers and songwriters behind her, Christina is set to reclaim the top of the charts with her seventh studio album, Lotus. Like the album’s title, the singer rises above her setbacks. Now, she’s challenging herself to experiment with different sounds, including country. Well, let’s see where this new found path leads her. Continue reading “Music Review: Christina Aguilera “Lotus””

Top 10 Songs for Mothers

Today is such a lovely day. It is the day when we as children give our mothers an extra special treat for being who they are. Mothers should always be appreciated but on this day we take the time out to recognize that truth. I’ve taken the time to put together a playlist of songs dedicated to these caregivers. Check out my “Top 10 Songs for Mothers” below and tell me which is your favorite. Continue reading “Top 10 Songs for Mothers”

Spotlight – Amber Riley

Meet Amber Riley, an American actress and singer most credible for her role as Mercedes Jones on the hit series ‘Glee‘. In the series, Amber performs a wide range of hits including ‘And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going‘ by Jennifer Hudon, ‘I Look To You‘ by Whitney Houston, and ‘Bust Your Windows‘ by Jazmine Sullivan. Riley was born and raised in California. Upon graduation high school, she decided to pursue acting and singing. In 2006, Amber auditioned for the role of ‘Effie’ in the box office hit ‘Dreamgirls‘, a role that was later given to Jennifer Hudson instead. Continue reading “Spotlight – Amber Riley”

Emyli – Rising Jpop Star

If you are only just now discovering Emyli, then you are definitely missing out on raw talent. This Jpop singer, songwriter and dancer has been working hard at becoming an entertainer for as long as she can remember. Now on the verge of dropping her second studio album, and with the release of two singles: “Wanna Dance“, and “Take Me Away“, Emyli hopes to take her music to international ears. There’s just no stopping an artist with undeniable talent.

Watch the pv for her hot song “Tekito Lover” ft. VERBAL (M-flo), and read the interview below for more:

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Artists Have To Sexify Their Music To Make It Sell?

A question that has always been on my mind for years: why do artists sexify themselves in order to sell music? Females show a lot of skin in barely there outfits, and perform provocative dance moves, while the males sing about sex, sex, and more sex.

Is that what a musician have to do in order to become a “superstar” so to speak? Is that why artists like Vivian Green, Heather Headley and Jazmine Sullivan are underrated, because they are more ‘conservative’?

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Auto-Tune 2: Will The Real Singers Please Stand Up

Gone are the days when singers were freely and passionately singing without the help of “pitch correction”, yes, IΒ am referring to the infamousΒ auto-tune. This is a continuation of my previous post, “what do you think about auto-tune?” Why the continuation you wonder? it’s because i’m truly annoyed with this audio processor that is plaguing the music industry.

Too many artists are utilizing auto-tune into their music:Β Ke$ha, T-Pain, The Black Eyed Peas, Akon, Kanye West, Jason Derulo, Rihanna, Lil Wayne, and quite a few others. I found it rather ironic that Jay-Z released a single titled “DOA (Death of Auto-tune)”, but still used the device on another track, and on the same album (ain’t that funny).

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The Undeniable Talent of Charlie Rose

Charlie Rose is an r&b/soul/pop singer and songwriter from the UK. She started out dancing, but quickly realized her musical calling.

After taking time out to re-define herself, Charlie Rose is back with a more focused and determine drive for her music. Get ready to feel the vibrant and soulful sounds of this UK star on the rise.

Listen to the sample, and read the interview for more!

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Jennifer Newberry – An Unstoppable Force

Jennifer Newberry has an undeniable passion for entertainment. A singer, songwriter, and actress who has amazed audiences everywhere. From Europe to the states, this Swedish/American mega star is ready to make her mark on the world.

Read the interview for more!

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