Posts tagged ‘Awards’

July 1, 2013

music: mariah carey, robin thicke, kelly roland

Mariah Carey, Beautiful, Miguel, Young Jeezy, Jeezy, BET 2013, Robin Thicke, Blurred Lines, Kelly Roland, Talk A Good Game (by Denzil Jacobs)

Last night, the biggest selling female recording artist in history performed her latest single, “#Beautiful” featuring Miguel and Jeezy at the BET Awards 2013. The singer performed the latest remix of this record live, after releasing it on YouTube on Saturday night, the day before the BET Awards. In addition, Mariah and Miguel re-sung the track in Spanish and English, with the title “#Hermosa” for all her Spanish speaking fans. Click here to hear the new remixes of “#Beautiful”.

Spending another week at the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart this week, with “Blurred Lines“,  Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams celebrates their remix with rapper T.I. Performing at the BET Awards 2013 last night, Thicke ventured out into the award show audience to get everyone involved while T.I. made a cameo.

Possibly the strongest track on her new album, “Dirty Laundry” is the latest single from former Destiny’s Child singer, Kelly Roland. On the new track , Kelly sings about the jealousy she felt living in the shadow of her high-achieving former bandmate, Beyoncé, as the lyrics journey through a variety of topics.

May 6, 2013

mariah carey debuts “#beautiful” featuring miguel worldwide today

Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon, Miguel (by Denzil Jacobs)

Today, multi-platinum global superstar, singer-songwriter Mariah Carey debuted her new single “#Beautiful“, featuring Miguel. Written and produced by Mariah and Miguel#Beautiful” is the lead track from Mariah‘s much-anticipated new album, due for release this summer on Island Def Jam. On Wednesday night, May 8th, American Idol will premiere the entire “#Beautiful” video, shot by noted director Joseph Kahn. Following American Idol, the video goes up on VEVO/YouTube and all video channels – BET’s 106th & Park (“New Joint“), MTV, VH1 and FUSE.

As Mariah recently told Billboard, her new album “has more raw ballads than people might expect.” The new album is the follow-up to her worldwide multi-million-selling Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel (released September 2009). Mariah Carey is the best-selling female artist of all time with more than 200 million albums sold to date. She has a total of 223 #1 records across all Billboard singles, albums, sales, and airplay charts, dating back to her “Vision Of Love” debut, including 18 Billboard #1 Hot 100 singles (17 self-penned). With her distinct five-octave vocal range, prolific songwriting, and producing talent, Carey has defined the modern pop performance. As a singer/songwriter/ producer, she has been recognized with five GRAMMY® Awards, nine American Music Awards, Billboard’s Artist of the Decade Award, the World Music Award for World’s Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium, and BMI’s Icon Award for her outstanding achievements in songwriting, to name a few.

Song of Summer 2013: This is a game-changer: Not only is Miguel and Mariah Carey’s duet very good – in both a vintage Mariah and a legitimately summery sort of way — but it has an actual hashtag in the title,” says New York Magazine.

#Beautifulfeaturing Miguel is now available to download on iTunes.

May 30, 2012

glamour magazine’s women of the year awards 2012

Glamour Women of Year Awards 2012, Lea Michele, Jessie J, Kylie Minogue, Tom Hiddleston

Singer Kylie Minogue was honored with the Outstanding Contribution Award at Glamour Magazine’s Women of the Year Awards 2012 in London last night, after 25 years in the music industry. Glee star Lea Michelle was honored with the US TV Actress Award. Michelle tweeted as soon as she hit the red carpet, “So happy to be here with my good friend miss Lily Collins:)”, looking gorgeous in a blue ball gown. Stars including Jessie J (winning Solo Artist Award), Kelly Rowland (winning TV Presenter Award), Jessica Alba (winning Entrepreneur Award) and Sofia Vergara (winning Comedy Actress Award) dressed to the nines at last night’s awards ceremony. Dionne Warrick was honored with the prestigious Icon Award and to round things off, the Man Of The Year Award went to Tom Hiddleston.

May 24, 2012

carly rae jepsen at #2 with ‘call me maybe’

Carly Rae Jepsen

With her latest single, “Call Me Maybe” currently at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, 26 year old Canadian Idol 2007  top 3 contestant Carly Rae Jepsen has been confirmed to join Justin Bieber and more at the MuchMusic Awards next month. “I’m so excited to be coming back home for this year’s MMVAs. It’s an honour to be nominated and performing. I can’t wait!” said Jepsen. “Call Me Maybe” was released as the lead single from her EP, “Curiosity” in September, 2011, after Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez tweeted about the song, gaining Carly international attention.

March 19, 2012

47th annual fleur du cap theatre awards 2012

Fleur du Cap Awards 2012

Nominees and VIP guests were greeted on the red carpet with champagne, cocktails and canapés at the prestigious 47th annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards, held at the Baxter Theatre on Sunday 18 March 2012. Director and choreographer Alfred Hinkel took a new approach to this year’s entertainment and created a production that involved Heather Mac, dancers from his new company Garage and the two Masters of Ceremony, Alan Committie and Hannes van Wyk. It was certainly a magical evening for ‘Klaasvakie’ with Wilna Snyman winning Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play and Nicole Hanekom receiving the prize for Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Play. The award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play went to Carel Nel for ‘Die Rebellie van Lafras Verwey’. Actor and lecturer Christopher Weare was awarded the Fleur Du Cap Lifetime Achievement award for his contribution to South African theatre. With 20 categories this year, winners were awarded a beautiful silver medallion and R15,000 making a Fleur du Cap the most coveted award in the industry.

I had the opportunity once again to chat to a legend in South African TV and theatre, Wilna Snyman and Tinarie van Wyk Loots as they pay homage to their mothers.