Will Crystal Kay’s Crossover Be Successful?

It was recently revealed that Crystal Kay will be making an appearance on Far East Movement‘s upcoming fourth studio album ‘Dirty Bass.’ The Japanese r&b and urban pop star is reportedly working on an english album for international release and hoping this collaboration will be a breakthrough. Crystal is talented, that I’ll give her, but let’s be real we all know that the only way an artist can make it in the U.S market is if their promo team eats, sleeps and breathes their music.  Continue reading “Will Crystal Kay’s Crossover Be Successful?”

[Review] Paulina Rubio’s “Brava!”

Well here’s something I’ve haven’t dived into before. Paulina Rubio is one of many Latin artists that I’ve never truly sat down, or got on my feet, and listened to their music. As far as my Spanish interest goes, I stayed glued to Shakira, Enrique Iglesias, and Selena. I think it was over ten years ago where I first glimpsed lady Rubio performing at the Grammy Awards that I became aware of the fact that there were other Latin artists deserving of my attention. Sadly, I didn’t follow her up because I thought she reminded me a little of Shakira’s style, and I felt strongly bonded to latter. But today, Paulina has won me over and I now realize there is a great difference between their sound. 

The exotic diva has released her 10th studio album, “Brava!” which is also her second bilingual album since her debut. I haven’t gotten through the entire record as yet simply because I want to save my first impression for this review. However, it’s the lead single and track number one that has me bubbling. Continue reading “[Review] Paulina Rubio’s “Brava!””

[Review] Jason Derulo’s “Future History”

Jason Derulo never had me at hello. I just didn’t get into the “Whatcha Say” phase and you can blame it on the auto tune. And don’t think I’ll adjust myself to warming up to it anytime soon. So, what are my views on his sophomore effort? There are definitely some mixed feelings. “Future History has songs I could get in to but then there are some that are ineffective and forgettable. The album sounds rushed and passionless. Jason should’ve either spent more time working on better tracks with stronger substances, or find some other credible songwriters to work with cause with a few exception (and I do mean few), everything else sounds like a bunch of empty barrels. With that said, let’s get down to business. Continue reading “[Review] Jason Derulo’s “Future History””

[Review] Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way”

Born This Way

Lady Gaga was “Born This Way”. The dance/pop artist became well known for her public theatrics and controversial lyrics since her debut in the music industry, so chances of her taking it down a notch are highly unexpectable on this new record and people shouldn’t be surprised. Let’s just say I would never play this album around my parents because there’s no such thing as discrete on “Born This Way”. Gaga keeps it freaky and raw, and will forevermore remain unapologetic for expressing music in her own unique way.  I’m not too big on every single song on the album but there were a few that could receive a passing grade. Continue reading “[Review] Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way””

[Review] Jennifer Lopez’ “LOVE?”

LOVE?

It’s been four years since Jennifer Lopez released an album, and we should all know by know the stress she endured to finally be able to get back in the music game. After her relationship with Sony Music Entertainment ended, the fate of “LOVE?” was left uncertain. Well, J.LO has officially dropped her 7th studio album and it’s truly a soundtrack for the summer. You’re guaranteed to hear club bangers, hip hop, and mid-tempo r&b tracks. I listened to the entire album over and over without finding spot fillers. “LOVE?” is an excellent comeback effort from the superstar and with producers like RedOne, Tricky Stewart, StarGate, Lady GaGa, and The-Dream, she can do no wrong. Here’s a full review of the album from my perspective: Continue reading “[Review] Jennifer Lopez’ “LOVE?””

Get “On the Floor” with J.Lo & Pitbull

I absolutely love “On The Floor“, and I never thought I’d say that about a euro pop song with so much repition, but J.Lo has me hooked. I also love the fact that RedOne sampled the melody from one of my favorite dance songs from the 90’s (Lambada! If you don’t know it, YouTube it). “On The Floor” features the sexy Pitbull and will be included on Jennifer’s upcoming seventh studio album “Love?”, which will be released in April. “Love?” will be Lopez’ first release with Island Records since parting ways with Sony. I’m a bit late in posting the new video but all the same, I still wanted to cos it is hot, hot, HOT! Check it out below: Continue reading “Get “On the Floor” with J.Lo & Pitbull”

Spotlight – Shayne Ward

Meet Shayne Ward, an English born  pop singer who became well known after winning the second season of The X Factor. Shayne signed a record deal with Simon Cowell‘s label after winning the competition, and his career took off after that.

Shayne’s first single “That’s My Goal“, sold 742,000 copies in it’s first week of being released. To date, the single has sold over 1.3 million in the UK alone. His self titled album, which was released in April 2006, debuted at number one on the UK charts and in eight other countries, and sold over 2 million copies worldwide. “Shayne Ward” was later certified 4x platinum.

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