Anyone spotted Ryan Seacrest in South Africa?

Ryan Seacrest in South AfricaLast week a very dear friend of mine said she’d heard a rumour that entertainment mogul, Ryan Seacrest was out and about in Cape Town. For someone like me, who is also in the field and who once had aspirations of working with, interviewing or growing an empire like Seacrest’s, I was hooked. The first place one generally checks to confirm such news is on social media. These stars love to share pictures of places they visit etc, but Seacrest’s handles were all pretty quiet… Until this morning.

The news is/ was true. Seacrest was in the fairest Cape recently. It looks as if he was here with his family and celebrated his birthday in Mzansi. He also did the traditional ‘safari’ and spent some time out at the Lalela Project, an organization that provides educational arts to those less fortunate than ourselves, by empowering the youth to start thinking creatively, as well as awakening the entrepreneurial spirt.

So has anyone spotted the star in our beautiful land? I pushed my luck and sent an interview request on Twitter and Instagram… you know how that goes, but you’ve got to be in it to win it I guess 😉

New music from Jordin Sparks

American Idol star, turned actress Jordin Sparks has just released her new single. It’s called Skippin’ a Beat and it is taken off the star’s forthcoming coming album. There isn’t much on the album as yet, but if you’re a Jordin Sparks fan stay tuned for more information.

 

 

Watch: Kelly Clarkson – People Like Us

New music, new video from one of the best pop singers in the business. It’s Miss Kelly Clarkson’s new video, People Like Us. Dig it!

Win tickets to see Adam Lambert this Friday

American Idol alumni and superstar Adam Lambert is in South Africa. The star kicked off his first tour to the country in Cape Town last night and from what I can tell, Jozi is in for a treat. Now I know a lot of you Glambert fans have your tickets already but a few might not, so here’s something that might make you happy.
I have two double tickets up for grabs for Friday’s show. No frills, no fuss… just two double tickets. Drop me a line in the comment box below or hit me up on Twitter and we’ll go from there. Happiness!

Toya Delazy to open for Adam Lambert

Attention Glamberts! The star is heading to SA in just over three weeks time and if you’re wondering who is opening for him, well then you’ve come to the right place. SA star Toya Delazy will support Adam Lambert  as part of his first tour to the country.
I like Toya’s energy and she’s a great performer. Her vocals could be better on stage, but she always gives it her best shot. I think she’ll be a great opener for Adam. I’m expecting lots of energy and even more fun on the tour, so this should be good. Full details below:

Big Concerts confirmed today that Toya Delazy will be supporting Adam Lambert when he performs live in South Africa on the 13th of November 2012 at the Grand Arena, Grand West Cape Town and the 16th of November 2012 at the Coca- Cola Dome, Johannesburg. The tour is presented by 94.5 KFM, 94.7 Highveld Stereo and M-Net.

Hailing from Kwa-Zulu Natal, Toya’s musical career started with classical piano at age nine and developed into her enrolling in the Jazz program at Howard College UKZN in 2009. After being discovered by Sony Music she released her debut album ‘Due Drop’ in April 2012. Her first single ‘Pump It On’ was playlisted on 94.7 Highveld Stereo followed by her second single ‘Love Is In The Air’ which charted at number one on the Kia Take 40 SA chart on both Highveld and 94.5 KFM. Toya Delazy recently performed at 94.7 Highveld Stereo’s Joburg Day.

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Kelly Clarkson’s Greastest Hits – Chapter One artwork and track listing unveiled

Ten years ago American Idol crowned its first winner, Kelly Clarkson. She has since gone on to release five albums. She has toured the world, sold millions of records, won two Grammys (and countless other awards) and she’s enjoyed a lot of success along the way. Now the “Miss Independent” singer is preparing to release her first greatest hits album. It’s due for release on the 19th of November. Check out the track listing below:

Kelly Clarkson – Greatest Hits – Chapter One International STANDARD CD Tracklisting

1 Since You Been Gone

2 My Life Would Suck Without You

3 Miss Independent

4 Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)

5 Behind These Hazel Eyes

6 Because Of You

7 Never Again

8 Already Gone

9 Mr. Know It All

10 Breakaway

11 Walk Away

12 Don’t You Wanna Stay (with Jason Aldean)

13 Catch My Breath – NEW SONG

14 People Like Us – NEW SONG

15 Don’t Rush (featuring Vince Gill) – NEW SONG

16 I’ll Be Home For Christmas

17 Dark Side

18 A Moment Like This

19 The Trouble With Love Is

20 I Do Not Hook Up

21 Beautiful Disaster (Live) Continue reading “Kelly Clarkson’s Greastest Hits – Chapter One artwork and track listing unveiled”

Adam Lambert to tour SA in November

Earlier this year I had the privilege of chatting to Adam Lambert. The star was doing promo for his new album, Trespassing. Now obviously he has a lot of fans in South Africa, so naturally one of my questions to the former American Idol star was when could we expect him in South Africa. Well the update on that question is…. in November!!

The star will be heading out for a couple of shows in just two months time. This will be his first visit and tour to SA. He’ll be in Cape Town on the 13th of November at the Grand West Casino and he’ll follow that up with a gig at the

Big Concerts announce that global superstar Adam Lambert will be touring South Africa for the first time this November, with performances scheduled in Cape Town on Tuesday 13th November 2012 at the Grand Arena, GrandWest and then on Friday 16th November 2012 at the Coca-Cola Dome Johannesburg. The tour is presented by 94.7 Highveld Stereo, 94.5 KFM and M-Net. Tickets go on sale Friday 14th September at 9am from Computicket.

Adam Lambert came to prominence following his appearance on the eighth season of American Idol. Although he was runner-up, Lambert launched a succesful music career with the release of his first studio album ‘For Your Entertainment which debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, selling 198,000 copies in the U.S. in its first week, and reaching the top 10 in several countries worldwide. The album achieved international success with its singles “For Your Entertainment“, “Whataya Want from Me” and “If I Had You“.

Since the release of his debut album Lambert has accrued numerous awards and nominations, including a Grammy nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance and is the first American Idol finalist to tour the world in support of a debut album in the year following their season. He has sold over 2 million albums and 4.2 million singles worldwide. In November 2011 Adam took to the stage in the finale of the MTV European Music Awards to sing lead vocals with Queen, who were being honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award, Roger Taylor commented after that Adam is “a really great performer with an astonishing voice.” He later joined Queen on tour and performed with them on their London UK date as well in Russia, Ukraine and Poland.

His latest album ’Trespassing’ (2012) entered at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart.  Lambert collaborated with an all star list of award winning artists, producers and songwriters including Pharrell Williams, Dr. Luke, Claude Kelly, Benny Blanco, Bonnie McKee, Nile Rogers, Sam Sparro, Bruno Mars, Nikka Costa and BC Jean.

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Tour Itinerary

Cape Town – presented by 94.5KFM and M-Net

13th November 2012

Grand Arena, GrandWest

Tickets from R340 – R490

Johannesburg – presented by 94.7 Highveld Stereo and M-Net

16th November

Coca-Cola Dome

Tickets from R315 – R515

Tickets go on sale Friday 14th September at 9am from:

www.computicket.com or from Computicket Call Centres 0861.915.8000 or any Shoprite/Checkers outlet