Grammy Award-Winner Timothy Bloom Releases New Single “Work it Out”

Chosen by MIDEM to be one of the artists selected to participate in their Artist Accelerator Program, Timothy Bloom is on the move. His refreshing voice and sound reflect the multiple influences of his musical heroes and his varied upbringing. He attributes his unique blend to the styles he heard growing up.  Rock, Folk, Gospel, R&B—all these elements and more add to his unique, signature style. … Continue reading Grammy Award-Winner Timothy Bloom Releases New Single “Work it Out”

Adele turns ’21’

Grammy Award winning British singer/songwriter Adele will release her sophomore album “21” in the U.S on January 24, 2011. The first single ‘Rolling in the Deep, is a “dark, bluesy, gospel disco theme”. The music video lives up to her explanation and the words to the song. Adele stated that “21” is different from “19“, but explores the same things in a different light.

Being that her debut album was titled “19”, and now the second titled “21”, I assume she will call her third “23” (in reference to her two year gap between the first releases).

Check out her live performance of “Rolling In The Deep” on the Ellen Show below:

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Taylor Swift Earns Respect in Entertainment

Taylor Swift has Recently been named “Entertainment Weekly’s”  2010 Entertainer of the year! According to “Entertainment Weekly” she was two months old when the magazine was started and now she is their youngest winner. Taylor Swift has won a countless number awards at the VMA, Grammys,  and many more. In total the singer song-writer has won 48 awards and has been nominated for 62. Not bad for a … Continue reading Taylor Swift Earns Respect in Entertainment

Spotlight – Angélique Kidjo

Meet Angélique Kidjo, a Benin born Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and activist. This internationally acclaimed entertainer is known for her creative music videos, and diverse musical influences ranging from Afropop, Caribbean zouk, Latin, Jazz, to Gospel. She is fluent in Fon (belongs to the Niger-Congo languages), French, Yoruba, and English, and sings in all four.

Angélique moved to Paris in 1983 to pursue music. She worked in various day jobs to pay her tuition for CIM, the Jazz school she was attending while living in Paris. By the 1980’s, she was known as the most popular live performers in Paris; now ten albums later, all her hard work has truly paid off.

Her latest album, “Õÿö”, pays tribute to the music she listened to while living in her home country of Benin. Õÿö is nominated for Best Contemporary World Music Album for the 53rd Grammy Awards.

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