In times like these, when the world seems like it's all risqué Miley's, sexy Britney's, and artsy Gaga's (who we love),there are a few new comers taking the style scene by storm, and that's without angering the parents of toddlers in tiaras, who rely on pop culture to set the example for the children.Among the fledgling few is Ariana Grande, the little girl with the big voice. The singer got her start in Hollywood as an actress playing "Cat Valentine" on Nickelodeon's "Victorious" and currently reprises the role on the network's spin-off series "Sam and Cat". Often compared to, and fondly referred to as the new "Mariah", Ariana and her stellar vocal ability bursted on the pop music scene with her number one single "The Way" featuring Mac Miller, and quickly followed by releasing her debut effort, "Yours Truly", the first record by a female vocalist to open at number one on the billboard charts since Kesha's "Animal" in January of 2010. No strager to the teen scene, Ariana is best known for her infectous laughter and, at times long fiery red locks, which she always wears half up and half down, She is quickly becoming one of Hollywood's most watched fashion "it" girls, inspiring millions to copy her seductively sweet yet wholesome style. With an affinity for poof dresses, and midriff baring seperates, Ariana's style is a subtle blend of feminine colors like cotton candy pinks, and bright yellows paired with flirtatous prints, saucy red lips, and delicate accessories. But this pop princess isn't all bubble gum, She looks scorching in sky-high heels, and like other girls her age enjoys a bit of sex appeal, often showing her stomach and sporting short shorts like in the music video for her second single, "Baby, I". For her latest video for the single, "Right There", she channeled the shakesperean era, modeling a long victorian-esque gown as well as her signiture hairstyle. The video features hip hop superstar, Big sean, and model/actor Patrick Schwarzenegger (yes, Arnold's son). Wether it's playful dress, or sultry pant suit, the one thing Ariana Grande stays true to, is herself. She's a refreshing alternative to the overly-sexed fashions of today, and gets the gold star for effortless beauty and trendy fashion. See Slikdeshow for more pics! STYLE STAR: Ariana Grande Images from Google.com
With the first single “Roar”, roaring onto the charts and airwaves with it’s empowering message, Prism became an early anticapited fall release. Not one to disappoint, the album boasts other standout singles, such as the previously previewed “Dark Horse” and “Unconditionally,” but those aren’t the only tracks capturing attention and solidifying Perry as a true pop star.
The highly anticipated Miley Cyrus album, Bangerz, comes out tomorrow, October 8, and Smilers all over the world are greatly excited to see what the passion project holds. There is no doubt Cyrus is all grown up--and for those who watched her MTV documentary, we also know she is hoping to start fresh as a new artist, with no recall of Hannah Montanna.
Angelica Salem is not your average 19-year-old girl. She is not only a recording artist, but also a current freshman student at Pace University. The upcoming pop sensation is majoring in commercial dance while preparing to debut her EP set for a release in late Spring. Last year, Angelica released We Rock the World, that attracted the ear of Andy Hilfiger as he was launching his line Andrew Charles. She was invited to perform at the collection unveiling. Angelica is currently working with some top-level producers such as Jump Smokers and Jerry Wonder, who you might recognize from working with big names like Akon, Justin Beiber, and Mary J. Blige. It's safe to say we can expect big things from this young lady! Luckily, Joonbug was able to snag an interview before she becomes too busy!
With “Conquest of Happiness,” Lucas Field (formerly of Low Vs. Diamond), has done what many front men have tried to do and made lackluster effort with: successfully put out a well structured album on his own without the band he’s known for.
The electric piano is a prominent instrument in almost every song and compliments Field’s voice immensely. “Conquest of Happiness” is a unique blend of R&B, pop and a little indie rock. More refreshingly however, this album manages to keep the sound consistent but still give each track a little special something to avoid every song sounding the same.
Justin Timberlake, one of the most successssful stars working in showbiz, is almost equally famous for his intriguing personal life; along with his credentials as recording artist, actor, entrepreneur, constant SNL visitor...you get the picture.
It comes as no surprise that during an interview with Vanity Fair magazine, the subject of his past relationships is brought up. This is an especially touchy issue since Timberlake's four-year relationship with actress Jessica Biel just ended in March.
Then again, the interview quickly turns focuses on another memorable ex: none other than pop princess Britney Spears. It seems just like yesterday...the royal couple of MTV conquered not only the music charts, but the tabloid magazines as well. It was similar to watching Ken & Barbie in real life. Now it is nothing but a memory (tear), after cheating allegations caused the infamously bitter break-up.
If the musical trends of the past forty years had a love child, the child's name would be The Dirty Diamonds.
The Dirty Diamonds consists of Joy, Alistair and Halley on vocals, Austin Henry does bass and production, Dr. Rash on guitar and Mickey P plays guitar and does production.
The Dirty Diamonds combine 60's soul, 70's funk, 80's punk and nu wave, and 90's electronic scene and somehow makes it all work. The soulfulness of Joy, Alistair, and Halley's voices, the fun flowing beats, and stirring rhythm makes the listener excited.
There is something in their music for everyone.
In an interview with the Washingtonian, Olivia Mancini thinks the worst things about DC's music scene is, "so many people move away to New York."
Mancini, now getting her masters in social work, in New York City, must've been a little home sick. A few weeks ago Mancini and her band, The Mates, played a welcome home show at Black Cat, a popular venue in DC for independent music.
They plan on recording a new album soon. And what better place to test out the waters than among fans in a familiar setting?