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American Music Awards Highlights November 23, 2009

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Lady Gaga

I’m not a big fan of her music and her performances ( shocked can only describe my face watching blood spew out of her stomach during her performance at the 2009 VMA’s)

Jay-Z and Alicia Keys

Empire State of Mind is the new anthem for New York City, thought I’m not a new yorker I hope to be soon and this song if very inspiring for all those who love NYC.

Carrie Underwood

I’m not a big fan of country music, but Carrie can sing, I have respect for singers who chose not to lip sync their songs during live performances.

Shakira

Though I wish she didn’t lip sync during her performance, I liked the dancers/steppers that performed with her.

Rihanna

Her performance was good. I like that her songs have a mix of reggae and pop .

One Republic Performs on the Ellen DeGeneres Show Today October 20, 2009

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Calling All One Republic Fans: Be Sure to Check Out One Republic performing their new single, “All the Right Moves” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Today!

Click Here to view their music video for All the Right Moves

One Republic Releases New Single ” All The Right Moves” October 6, 2009

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One Republic Waking Up

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Pop-Rock group One Republic has released their new single “All The Right Moves” today. Its featured on their sophomore album Waking Up, which is set to debut on November 17. If you’re a fan of One Republic or just love good music, be sure to check out listen here, and buy it on iTunes and Amazon.

Introducing Marina Chello September 30, 2009

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Marina Chello

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On being a professional artist and landing a record deal new artist Marina Chello describes it as “surreal”. The daughter of rocker father, she chose to continue the family’s tradition for the love of music, just a different genre: R&B and Pop.  She moved with her family to New York City at age 11, transitioning from Russia to New York was a huge change for her, especially adapting to the culture “It was a big task because I didn’t know the language”. Her passion for music helped her make the transition. She listened to the music industry’s greatest female singers, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, etc. to help her learn English. Having the arguably the world’s greatest singers be her guide to the English language was definitely shows through the vocal range, singing  songs by Andrea Bocelli and Alicia Keys featured on her YouTube page. Though she always wanted to be a singer, during her high school years she had an alternative career to fall back on: attend college and eventually law school.

She’s another “MySpace” success story, after opening an account; she met President of Crazy Joint Records, Harve Pierre (former executive at Bad Boy Records) and auditioned for him.  She was signed soon after and recalls the Her favorite song on her debut album “What’s Done Is Done” is “ Sideline”, an emotional R&B/Pop ballad that tells the story of neglect. The song was an immediate match for the album, “Sideline is the reason why we chose it, the moment I heard it, and I had tears in my eyes.” Since she’s still in the midst of recording her debut album, she knows how hard it is to actually live out your dream and deal with the reality of it, in terms of advice, she recommends “work on your craft if you really love it, work on the business but really get in the studio and work on your craft.”

Her top 5 favorite albums (in no particular order):

  1. Eagles “When Hell Freezes Over”
  2. Michael Jackson “History”
  3. Mariah Carey “Emotions”
  4. Shania Twain “ Come On Over”
  5. White Snake “Greatest Hits”

For more information on Marina Chello check out her Myspace page, Youtube Page, and listen to “Sideline”

U2 360 Degrees Tour 2009 Hits the U.S. September 15, 2009

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U2 performing “Beautiful Day” in Barcelona this June.

Up Coming Dates

Sep 16 Rogers Centre Toronto
Sep 16 Rogers Centre Toronto, Ontario
Sep 17 Rogers Centre Toronto, Ontario
Sep 20 Gillette Stadium Boston
Sep 21 Gillette Stadium Foxboro, Massachusetts
Sep 24 Giants Stadium New York
Sep 25 Giants Stadium New York, New York
Sep 29 FedEx Field Washington, Washington DC
Oct 1 Scott Stadium Charlottesville, Virginia
Oct 3 Carter Finlay Stadium Raleigh, North Carolina
Oct 6 Georgia Dome Atlanta, Georgia
Oct 9 Raymond James Stadium Tampa, Florida
Oct 12 New Cowboys Stadium Dallas, Texas
Oct 14 Reliant Stadium Houston, Texas
Oct 18 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium Norman, Oklahoma
Oct 20 University of Phoenix Stadium Phoenix, Arizona
Oct 23 Sam Boyd Stadium Las Vegas, Nevada
Oct 25 Rose Bowl Pasedena, California
Oct 28 BC Place Stadium Vancouver, British
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Shwayze “Get U Home” September 3, 2009

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Here is Shwayze’s new music video for “Get U Home” featuring the girls of the new horror film Sorority Row. Don’t forget, ” Get U Home” is featured on Shwayze’s new album, “Let It Beat”, which comes out on October 27th.

KSM: Read Between The Lines August 27, 2009

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KSM

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You might already know pop/rock group KSM if you watch “10 Things I hate About You” on ABC Family (they sing their own version of “I Want You To Want Me” as the theme song). The all-female band has just begun their own reality-based web show KSM: READ BETWEEN THE LINES. The show is featured on Teen.com, and will showcase their real life experiences of being in KSM. Its sponsored by ACUVUE® Brand, which also has its own site featuring KSM’s web shows and features a sweepstakes to win the KSM VIP Experience (includes a trip to Hollywood, a two-night stay, VIP Tickets, a Meet-And-Greet with KSM, and a makeover by Michelle Tomaszewski, a stylist for the Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato). The sweepstakes ends on October 25. Visit KSM’s myspace page to listen to their music.

Behind the Scenes: Shwayze’s “Get U Home” Video August 27, 2009

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The hip-hop duo Shwayze has just released a “Behind the Scenes” video for their single, “Get U Home” ,featuring the stars of new horror film “Sorority Row”. The official “Get U Home” music video premieres tomorrow.