Posts tagged ‘Grammy’

June 9, 2013

tinsel town tidbits: beyoncé, johnny depp, jessica alba, linda cardellini

Beyonce, Johnny Depp, Jessica Alba, Linda Cardellini (by Denzil Jacobs)

Taking a break from ‘The Mrs Carter Show World Tour‘, Grammy winning 31-year-old singer, Beyoncé recently posted a stunning picture of herself with her 1 year old daughter, Ivy. Sporting a striped swimsuit with a tiny bow in her hair, little Ivy is clearly following in her mothers footsteps with style. This “Grown Woman” looks as stylish as ever with oversized sunglasses, jewelled earrings and animal print head wrap.

Jessica Alba is back on-set for her latest film sent in 1962, ‘Dear Eleanor‘, directed by Kevin Connolly. The 32 year old brunette posted a few sneak peek pics on Instagram last Thursday.

Mad Men‘s Linda Cardellini revealed on The View on Friday that she is engaged to her longtime boyfriend Steven Rodriguez. “I was surprised that it was happening at that moment,” she said. “We were actually with some of the people I love most: my sister, and my cousins and one of my best friends and we were sitting, and he started getting choked up and then got on his knee. It was very beautiful.

The highest-paid actor in 2012, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award winner, Johnny Depp turns 50 today, 09 June 2013.

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.

July 29, 2012

tamia talks about her upcoming album ‘beautiful surprise’

Tamia - Beautiful Surprise

Soul singer and six-time Grammy nominated performer Tamia Hill began honing her stellar voice when she was still a child growing-up in Canada. From her brilliant debut single ‘You Put a Move on My Heart’, produced by Quincy Jones in 1994, to her more recent song cycle, Tamia possesses both a hypnotic charm and timeless voice. In her accomplished career, Tamia has collaborated with a diverse roster of artists including Babyface, Barry White, Missy Elliott, Rodney ‘Darkchild’ Jerkins, Gladys Knight, Eric Benet and Gerald Levert; in 2003, she recorded the #4 Billboard Hot 100 Chart hit ‘Into You’ with rapper Fabolous. With the release of her fifth studio album ‘Beautiful Surprise’, the singer aurally explores various genres of music, blending her special passion with each style and making them her own.

I spoke with Tamia about her latest single, ‘Beautiful Surprise’ and her upcoming album. She talked about the process of creating the first single with hip-hop producer Salaam Remi, “In studio with Salaam – We were talking about fun, summer [songs] and I brought up “So Into You” – a song like that – and really, the song sort of wrote itself – When it starts flowing it makes sense.” The video for ‘Beautiful Surprise’ was shot in Malibu, California and directed by Ryan Pallotta and features a cameo appearance by Tamia‘s husband, Phoenix Suns superstar Grant Hill, “It took 15 years, but he’s finally in a music video, so we had a good time together. I think we started at 5:30 in the morning and we finished at 1am, so it was a long day for him, but he was very patient.” says Tamia.

Tamia Beautiful Surprise

Recording ‘Beautiful Surprise’ in various cities including Nashville, New York, Los Angeles and Miami, the multi-talented artist also co-wrote much of the material and serves as executive producer on the project. We spoke about the many talented produces and musicians she’s worked with, “I’ve been very to fortunate to work with great produces over the years and when you start with Quincy Jones, you’re starting at the top!” Tamia told me. “I want you to be able to play my music from beginning to end. I don’t want you to skip, so I try not to never have any album cuts that are sort of fillers on the project. Every song that I put on my albums I feel are strong enough to be a single.”

‘Beautiful Surprise’ is a testament to Tamia’s love for life, music and everything in-between. Having created a wonderful collection of powerful material, Tamia’s songs speak directly to our hearts and soul as though they were our best friends. “It’s like a woman,” Tamia jokes, “It’s like a little bit of rollercoaster of emotions. I always love to do songs that make you think as well and that’s a little bit deeper and it’s sill the beautiful ballads. You know I love sing a ballad.” We talked about people she’d like to work with in future, “I feel fortunate that I have been able to work with quite a bit of people, but maybe Bruno Mars, that could be interesting.”

Pre-Order Tamia‘s upcoming album, ‘Beautiful Surprise’ on iTunes & Amazon from 31July 2012. Album in stores on 28 August 2012. Follow Tamia on Twitter for updates.

Here is a message from Tamia to her South African Fans: