The little British girl with big pipes, Dionne Bromfield, is stirring up a lot of interest with her soulful and very powerful singing at the tender age of 15. However, many argue that she’s only displaying the talents expected of an Amy Winehouse protégé and goddaughter to the artist. Dionne is heavily influenced by Motown but still incorporates a modern sound into her music. Her debut album “Introducing Dionne Bromfield”, released through Winehouse’s Lioness records in 2009, features covers of classic hits like “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” reflecting Dionne’s love for the 60’s. Though the album gave listeners a taste of what Bromfield was capable of doing vocally, she was ready to start working on her own music and establishing an international career. Continue reading “Dionne Bromfield ain’t “Foolin” you”
So just who is Jessie J? well, she’s certainly no bubble gum pop artist. Ms. J tells it like it is and keeps it real always. ‘Fresh’ isn’t quite the word to use when describing her sound. In fact, her songs play on different genres: rock, pop, r&b, reggae, and even soul. So how can Jessie be classified into one category when she’s mixing so much elements into one work of art that has been titled “Who You Are“.
Jessie’s debut album is raw. The songs have substance and the lyrics are crystal clear. Passion, charisma, creativity, and originality, Jessie J embodies all these aspects and showcases them all in her first release. Read the entire review below in order to fully comprehend the point I’m trying to get across: Jessie J is here to stay! Continue reading “[Review] Jessie J’s “Who You Are””
Our favorite English soul singer/songwriter Kelli-Leigh discusses what’s been going on with her, advice for up-and-coming artists, and her new EP, including being on tour with Adele in her recent interview with Niji Magazine. Check it out below:
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So just who is this acclaimed Roc Nation‘s “Good Girl“? Well, let me introduce you to South Carolina native Alexis Jordan. Think charisma, power vocals, cool dance moves, and you’ll pretty much sum up the talent of this exotic looking diva on the rise. You may remember Jordan from the first season of America’s Got Talent in 2006, and as the YouTube sensation who received millions of views for her renditions of hot songs. That’s right! the “Happiness” singer is ready to take the world by storm. And with the release of her self-titled debut album, Alexis is already making waves internationally and beyond. Continue reading “Who is Alexis Jordan?”
Meet Tinie Tempah, an English rapper best known for his hit singles “Pass Out“, “Written in the Stars“. Tinie was born Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu in South London. He began rapping since a young age and gained airplay on British radio stations in 2006. Tempah signed a record deal in October 2009, and released his debut single “Pass Out” in February 2010. “Pass Out” topped the UK Singles chart and remained in the number one position for two consecutive weeks. His second single “Frisky“, which was released in June 2010, also debuted in the top 10 UK Singles charts, peaking at Continue reading “Spotlight – Tinie Tempah”
Meet Shingai, model, vocalist and bassist for UK indie rock band Noisettes. Shingai first had dreams of becoming an actress, and as a result became a burlesque performer within the Lost Vagueness crew. As a teenager, Shingai studied circus skills at a London Youth club, and attended art school after graduation. She would later attend the BRIT School of Performing Arts & Technology alongside Dan Smith, who eventually started Noisettes. Drummer James Morrison was later recruited by Smith.
Shingai Shoniwa is of Zimbabwean decent. Her Continue reading “Spotlight – Shingai Shoniwa”
UK born singer-songwriter Clare MaGuire has revealed the music video for her song ‘The Last Dance‘. This is the second single from her highly anticipated debut album ‘Light After Dark‘, which will be released on February 28, 2011.
The music video has a rather dark setting, however its artistic direction is well done, the song is catchy, and Clare’s vocal ability is just breathtaking. ‘The Last Dance‘ will be officially released on February 20th, so look out for it and don’t forget to check out the video below: Continue reading “Save “The Last Dance” for Clare MaGuire”
Just wanted to share a video with you guys; a live performance by an amazingly talented young lady known as Kelli-Leigh. You might remember this English singer from a previous interview we did with her. If not, check out the interview here, and watch the live performance of her hot track “Missing You” below:
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Meet Alexandra Burke, a British pop singer who like Shayne Ward and Leona Lewis, rose to fame after winning The X Factor. Her debut single “Hallelujah” sold 105,000 copies in its first week, and over one million total, making her the first female artist to sell that many in the UK alone.
Alexandra released her debut album “Overcome” in October 2009. The album debuted at number one on the UK charts. Her second single “Bad Boys” featuring American rapper Flo Rida, earned her a first Brit Award nomination. Her follow singles have all topped the UK singles chart. To date, Alexandra has achieved across the UK and Ireland, and “Ovecome” has sold over 4 million in the UK alone.
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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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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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It’s been three months since ‘EMBRACE YOU‘ started, and we would like to do a giveaway to thank our readers for the support so far. We are giving away Natasha Bedingfield‘s latest album “Strip Me” to one of our lucky readers.
Here’s how to enter:
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Charlie Browne is a London born Soul, Urban Pop singer, songwriter and producer. He keeps his music commercial and current, but always with a real soulful edge to everything he creates. Charlie has written alongside many musical talents in the industry, and it’s his unique approach that sets him apart from the rest.
With a mixtape out, and a debut album on the way, Charlie Browne is a name that will definitely secure its place in the music industry. You can put that on everything!
Check out our exclusive interview with Charlie below, and be sure to support his music.
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UK’s finest Charlie Browne is on the verge of launching an international music career, and with his talented skills in songwriting, producing and singing, he’s certain to do just that. Being influenced by music since a young age, Charlie is determined to get his name out there, and prove that he’s got the swagger, style, and much more to be the next best thing.
2011 is going to be Charlie’s year. So be sure to prepare yourself to be blown away by this strong wave of natural talent!
Check out Charlie’s 10 quickies below, and learn a little more about this talented entertainer:
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Meet JLS, a popular British r&b group who were runners-up on season five of ‘The X Factor‘ in 2008. The guys had previously called themselves UFO: Unique Famous Outrageous, but had changed it to JLS upon auditioning for ‘The X Factor’. Their name stands for Jack the Lad Swing, combining the phrase “Jack the lad” and the urban music of New Jack Swing.
The group consists of Aston Merrygold, Marvin Humes, Jonathan “JB” Gill, and Oritsé Williams, and have sold over 1.3 million albums worldwide. Continue reading “Spotlight – JLS”
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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Talented UK r&b/soul singer Charlie Rose has been eagerly anticipating her moment to shine in the music industry. As she gets ready to release her album, she hopes that fans will be blown away by her growth and maturity as an artist.
Check out her ’10 Quickie” responses to get to understand Charlie Rose a little bit better!
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Kelli-Leigh is a singer/songwriter from the UK, fusing Rock with Funk & Soul. Her voice is like rain; intense passion that touches the souls of her audience with chilling stage performances.
Kelli-Leigh is currently in the studio working hard on her debut album, hoping to find a sound that will reach every corner of the earth. Look out for this international singing sensation, and be prepared to be emotionally moved.
Listen to the sample and read the interview for more!
Continue reading “Kelli-Leigh: Soul Queen On The Rise”
Our sixth quickie reader submission comes from singer/songwriter Kelli-Leigh from the U.K. Her arresting voice belts out a versatile array of music including but not limited to rock, funk and soul. Please make it a point to check her out on her official website www.kellileigh.co.uk
Read on for more info!
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Talent, beauty, and sex appeal are what mixes together to form ‘4FLAVA’; an urban pop and r&b group straight out of the UK. With their amazing stage presence, killer performances and vocal abilities, one cannot deny that 4FLAVA is a breath of fresh air within the music industry.
These ladies are aiming to reach international status, and with their hard work, determination and confidence, they’ll definitely make an impact as great as En Vogue or Destiny’s Child.
So are you interested in these 4FLAVAs? Then read the interview for more. Continue reading “Music Tastes’ Like 4FLAVA”