Emyli’s “10 Quickies”



Emyli is truly the definition of being multi-talented. The entertainer, hailing from Tokyo, Japan, can belt out those vocals as well as throw down some hot moves on the dance floor. In keeping busy by working hard on her growing music career, Emyli still tries to “keep a good balance in all aspects of her life”.

Read her responses to the ’10 quickies’ below, and get to understand Emyli on a deeper level beyond the artist:

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Spotlight – Flyleaf

Meet Flyleaf, an American alternative rock band who gained notable success from their single “All Around Me“. Flyleaf was formed in 2000 by vocalist Lacey Sturm, guitarists Sameer Bhattacharya and Jared Hartmann, bassist Pat Seals, and James Culpepper. The band has kept their original line-up since debut.

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Tapes ‘n Tapes “Outside”

Outside

Tapes ‘n Tapes is a rock band from Minneapolis. The band released their new album “Outside” on January 11, which features playful and melodic songs. An example of their unique sound is found in the album’s lead single “Freak Out“. If you’re up for some fresh funk rock music, purchase Tapes ‘n Tapes new album on amazon, and watch the music video for “Freak Out” below:

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Corinne Bailey Rae’s new single + album

Corinne Bailey Rae will be releasing a new album on Valentine’s Day called “The Love EP“. Each song on the album will be a cover of some of her favorite artists’ hits like Bob Marley‘s “Is This Love“, and her latest single “I Wanna Be Your Lover“, originally performed by Prince.

Corinne gives more details about each remake she on the new record, so be sure to purchase “The Love EP” when it’s released, and support this talented jazz princess. Listen to “I Wanna Be Your Lover” below:

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Shakira’s “Sale el Sol”

Listen to Shakira’s latest single and title track of her latest studio album, “Sale el Sol“. The song features Shakira’s signature rock influences and passionate vocals. I love anything Spanish, especially a song with encouraging lyrics like “the sun still comes out after all the hurt”.

If you haven’t purchased “Sale el Sol”, be sure to do so. Shakira’s music is always breathtaking. Listen to the track below and purchase it on iTunes now:

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Spotlight – Corinne Bailey Rae

Meet Corinne Bailey Rae, a British singer and songwriter, and guitarist. Corinne had a breakthrough in the music industry with her number one self-titled debut album, and has sold over 4 million worldwide.

Corinne Jacqueline Bailey was born on February 26, 1979 in West Yorkshire, England. She began her music career at the performing arts school, where she studied classical violin. Corinne started out singing in church. She became musically diverse from performing different kinds of music in church, and later her youth leader offered to lend her money to purchase her first guitar.

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Maki Goto’s “Ashiato”

Gloria Gloria

Jpop artist Maki Goto has released the music video for her latest single “Ashiato“. The new single is from her “Gloria” EP, which will be released on January 12, 2011. Maki looks stylish in her chic but edgy outfits, while she’s simply walking around and chilling in some isolated place. Check out the music video below, and purchase “Gloria” online now:

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Britney Spears’ “Hold it Against Me” Released

Hold It Against Me - Britney Spears

We previously posted about Britney Spears‘ new single “Hold it Against Me” being leaked, and Britney herself clarifying that the song would officially be released on January 11. Well, the wait is over, listen to the track below and purchase it on iTunes. You can also pre-order Britney’s new album now.

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Piggy Dolls?

A new South Korean female group has emerged (this industry is packed with girl groups), and they’re not you’re usual kpop group. The Piggy Dolls (creative name) are made up of three average (not stick skinny) girls with wonderful vocal abilities. Their debut single “Trend“, is basically about the girls being confident with their appearance and not conforming to the norm of the kpop industry. The group has already released their EP “Piggy Style” on January 6, so be sure to purchase it on yesasia.

Watch the interesting music video below, along with their debut live performance. I’m really liking this group:

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JASMINE’s latest is an odd “One”

Japanese pop singer JASMINE released the music video for her latest single called “One“, and i’m a little confused by it. There were some interesting choreography, but then there were random flashes of JASMINE in black and white triangles; her wardrobe and the background literally blended. The song is actually quite good, but those little parts of the music video were a turn off. If I were her, I would re-release it without the black and white confusing and obviously not creative sections. Anyways, watch the video below to see for yourself where i’m getting at:

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“The Show Goes On” for Lupe Fiasco

I know i’m a little late but I still wanted to post the latest Lupe Fiasco music video ‘The Show Goes On“. What I like about Lupe is the fact that his lyrics make you think, and of course his music videos are rather creative. “The Show Goes On” is the lead single from Lupe’s third studio album “Lasers“, which will be released on March 8, 2011. Stay connected to EY for more details about the new album, and check out the music video for “The Show Goes On” below:

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Britney teases her fans!

The demo version of Britney Spears’ new single “Hold it Against Me” was leaked earlier this week, but her vocals were missing from the track. She tweeted about the leak saying “If you think that’s good, wait til you hear the real one on Tuesday“. So of course Tuesday (January 11) will be the release date for “Hold it Against Me”.  Keep checking back with us for more info on Britney’s new single and upcoming album, and check out the single below:

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Marsha Ambrosius is “Far Away”

 

Marsha Ambrosious‘ latest music video “Far Away” is truly worth your eyesight. The video depicts suicide and bullying as a result of her main characters’ love for each other. Without me giving it all away, please check out the music video below, and may I add the random fact that Marsha’s hair and make-up is hot:

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Crystal ‘sox’ it to Lee Dewyze

American idol runner-up Crystal Bowersox’s debut album “Farmer’s Daughter“, outsells Lee Dewyzes’ album “Live it Up“. What’s the point you might ask? well, Lee Dewyze was actually the winner of the show last season. Crystal’s album sold over 106,000 since it’s release on December 14, while Dewyze sold 102,000 since his record came out on November 16.

Both albums are pretty good, and you guys should definitely support their music and purchase the records if you haven’t already. Check out Crystal Bowersox’s debut single “Farmer’s Daughter“, and Lee Dewyze’s “Sweet Serendipity” live below:

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Chris Akinyemi: “musician, learner and collective”

Chris Akinyemi’s music defies the norm; he creates a unique and diverse sound that truly touches the soul of listeners. The New Jersey native has been making music since a young age: singing, songwriting, playing the guitar and piano.

Chris has been working with heavy weights in the biz to launch his international singing career, and with a soon to be released EP, and a new single out, he is well on his way of doing just that.

Check out his “Teenage Love” single below, and read the interview for more:

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Chris Akinyemi 10 Quickies

Chris Akinyemi is a talented performer with captivating melodies and a charismatic persona. With his “Autumn” EP set for a spring 2011 release, Chris hopes listeners will understand what his music is all about.

Check out his ’10 quickie’ responses below, and read our exclusive interview with him as well:

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“Cry” for smooth r&b from MBLAQ

Sexy Kpop group MBLAQ has released the music video for their latest single “Cry“. This sulty urban r&b song will be included on MBLAQ’s first full length album “BLAQ List“, which will be released on January 10, 2011. Support this talented group by purchasing their music on yesasia.com

Check out the artistic music video below:

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TVXQ Releases “Keep Your Head Down”

Internationally known Kpop group TVXQ has released the music video for their latest single “Keep Your Head Down“. The song is somewhat of a comeback since the group got tangled up in their current situation. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, then please do your research, as I do not want to comment about the drama. I simply want to welcome leader Uknow, and amazing vocalist Changmin back into music, and wish them all the best.

Watch the music video for “Keep Your Head Down” below:

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