Canadian beauty, Lights, (born Valerie Anne Poxleitne) took time out from her non-stop touring to sit down with us and answer some questions – but these weren’t just any questions, we took to Twitter to ask fans what they wanted her to talk about. The response was overwhelming.
However, when sitting down with the 25-year-old electro-pop star, Lights seemed the furthest from overwhelmed. There had already been a plethora of fans lined outside New York City's Irving Plaza – some whom had even started chanting “Lights” over and over, knowing the show was still five hours away. Lights’ response to the madness? “I love my fans, they’re some of the most dedicated people out there.” Judging from the hundreds of questions that plagued Twitter, it's safe to say they love her too. Below are just a handful of the different ones that poured in.
Yesterday afternoon, pop superstar and American Idol winner Kris Allen came to Robert Frost Middle School in Los Angeles to kick off Starburst's Music With The Masters Series; which benefits the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. The first of three events held in various cities over the coming months included Allen performing his hit single "Live Like We're Dying" with the school band and walking them on a tour through his musical history.
The presentation also featured Allen covering some of his favorite songs throughout time (including Coolio's "Gangstas Paradise" and to "keep the crowds interested," "Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears). He capped the presentation by performing his new hit "The Vision of Love." To top off the event, in conjunction with Starburst, he donated the piano used in both music video and his performance to the school. Overall, the event served as a great kick off to the series in conjunction with which Starburst is donated $250k to the VH1 Save The Music Foundation.
You may recognize Meital Dohan's beauty from her role in the hit show 'Weeds,' or perhaps her character 'Aurora' in the Sony Pictures web comedy Woke Up Dead (co-starring Jon Heder and Wayne Knight). If you don't recognize Meital, however, you may want to start taking notes.
As if acting and writing a book (Dohan penned the racy book "Unmasking the Most Intimate Feminine Moments") weren't enough, the Tel-Aviv born beauty has decided to grace our ears with her punchy, upbeat techno-pop music on top of everything else.
Rocking wild blonde locks again, Beyoncé emerges with a wistful tone in her fourth album, 4, released June 28. Within a few minutes of hearing the first tracks on the album, fans will detect a noticeable change in momentum from Beyoncé's last album. 4 is very much a ballad-filled album overflowing with sentimentality and a heavy sense of self-induced maturity.
While I Am… Sasha Fierce also showcased a mature sound, it featured both firm ballads and a handful of up-tempo chart hits that possessed as much emotion as they did spunk. That spunk is what gave Beyoncé that “diva” moniker in the first place. This album, spunk muted, falls somewhat flat in both of these regards.
Mark your calendars, August 28th 2011, is MTV's Video Music Awards. It will be the 28th annual award show, the 2nd to take place at the Nokia Theatre.
The channel no longer plays music but counts on the viewer ship. Last years award show earned a little over 11 million viewers.
You can be sure to count on appearances by the cast of Jersey Shore and maybe even someone from Sixteen and Pregnant. Yes, seriously; an award show desperate for viewer ship will do anything.
Last years show had a meat covered Lady Gaga, barefoot Taylor Swift, and experimental hip-hop art by Kanye West. It will be a difficult feat to match.
Continuing their success from their first e.p Dr. Ponie Medicine Ponie, the Dangerous Ponies released their self titled debut two weeks ago on indie Philadelphian label Punk Rock Payroll.
The Dangerous Ponies' is comprised of seven members and their sound is dance pop with a focus on harmonies and guitar arrangements.
They are known as great performers, who often interact with their audience while they shake their tambourines.
Mysterious pictures of Beyonce in distinctively 70s clothing and reports of Beyonce working with Odd Future and Sleigh Bells, fueled rumors of an new album.
According to NME, Sony Music Australia chief told the Daily Telegraph that Beyonce blew him away with the six tracks she played for him. He also mentioned Beyonce plans on touring solely on the new album's material.
Beyonce is the 3rd Pop Diva after Britney Spears and Lady Gaga to release an album in the first six months of 2011.
Beyonce is also the headliner for the U.K's Glastonbury festival in June.
The release of Abby Bernstein’s debut album, “I’m Not Sorry” was a long time coming. Produced by famed producer Adam Blackstone, it features thoughtful lyrics accompanied by an Americana sound, a real breath of fresh air. Her writing ability was honed at the New York Songwriters Hall of Fame Workshop; the program’s alumni include John Legend and Lady Gaga. Her music and lyrics will resonante with women, but she remembers one performance where a whole fraternity enjoyed her performance.
Though Abby currently lives in New York City, she was raised in a small town in Massachusetts with a population of 5,000. Part of a musical family, Abby’s grandparents were both classically trained musicians and she grew up listening to music ranging from Joni Mitchell to Aretha Franklin to Billie Holiday. At age ten Abby started training with a blues/gospel singer. It is this training that impacts her music today through her songs, 4/4 time signatures, syncopated rhythm and lyrics.
Attention all musicians and music listeners with taste: you can still have faith in other music listeners.
Contrary to numerous reports, Billboard is reporting Rebecca Black horrendous single "Friday" has not earned a million dollars in record sales.
According to Billboard, Black makes a little fewer than 25,000 a week. With every iTunes download Black receives 70 cents. She might have earned more if she had set up an agreement with youtube.
Hopefully Black has a good manager and is earning money from her public appearances. Once the frenzy dies down, the money well is certain to dry.
Rolling Stone in an effort to find the next big thing in music has started a contest. Through viewer choice, the winner of the contest will appear on the August issue of Rolling Stone magazine, are signed to Atlantic Records, and get to record an album. After going through numerous applicants Rolling Stone had narrowed it down to sixteen candidates.
One of the candidates is The Americans. The group made out of six members formed in New York, two girls, four boys, with ages ranging from twenty to twenty four.
Their music encompasses everything. Pop, soul, and funk. They have worked with Sean Lennon and Mark Ronson. Sean Lennon has added vocals to the band as well as help producing the album.