Posts tagged ‘Billboard’

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 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.

April 20, 2012

talking music – nick minaj

Nicki Minaj

Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, the second mainstream album from the rapper Nicki Minaj, debuting at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 200 Chart last week, selling 81,000 copies on her second wind, bringing Roman Reloaded’s total sales to 334,700. The album features the star-studded likes of Lil Wayne, Drake, Nas, Young Jeezy and 2 Chainz. Nicki Minaj is, line for line, one of the wittiest, most creative rappers working today and her many personas and voices fly through her songs with joyful abandon, and she seems to be having so much fun. On the effervescent, minimally invasive bounce track “Beez in the Trap,” Minaj plays the queen of a hive, with Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz buzzing around her. The Trinidadian American rapper from New York City offers repeated evidence of her talents, and she delivers funny, biting, bawdy lines and rhyming couplets with apparent glee.Nicki has a personal style that defies all the rules of fashion instead of wearing the same frocks as other stars she dons curve-clinging jumpsuits, bright ensembles, pompom dresses and insane wigs, “I won’t wear red. I have always been a pink girl and I feel like red is the anti-pink,” says Minaj. The worlds most colorful rapper, Nicki has certainly found her place in the entertainment industry.