So by now you know Pharrell Williams is collaborating with retailer, Woolworths for the “#AreYouWithUs” campaign, which aims to uplift education and environmental sustainability in SA: www.woolworths.co.za/areyouwithus. To celebrate this initiative Woolies and Big Concerts are putting on two concerts this September. The dates are as follows:
Cape Town: Monday 21st September at Grand Arena, GrandWest
Johannesburg: Thursday 24th September at Ticketpro Dome
Tickets go on sale this coming Friday and you can get these at the www.bigconcerts.com.
If you’re a Woolworths cardholder, you can get 2-day pre-sale access, starting from tomorrow at 9am through to Wednesday at 9pm.
Those tour details again:
Monday 21st September 2015
Grand Arena, GrandWest
Ticket Price: R450 – R735
Tickets go on sale Friday 29th May 2015 at 9am from www.bigconcerts.com.
Thursday 24th September 2015
Ticket Price: R395 – R735
Tickets go on sale Friday 29th May 2015 at 9am from www.bigconcerts.com
Gwen Stefani is making a nice comeback this festive season. The star has garnered a lot of positive reviews for her judging on the hit show, The Voice. She’s one of the best; caring compassionate and constructive where she needs to be. She’s also enjoyed a fair amount of success with her single, Baby Don’t Lie. A lot of people aren’t massive fans of the song, but I do love it and I do love me some Gwen Stefani. She’s now busy pushing her new single, Spark The Fire, which dropped on YouTube a couple of hours ago. Watch it below:
I think I’m going to take a while to warm to this one, but it’s catchy so I’m sure it’ll find its audience. I was thinking that with Gwen’s new musical direction and what Fergie is producing at the moment, I’d dig to see these two in studio. I reckon they could conjure up something quite creative, innovative and different to what is currently out there. That’s just a thought I had. What do you think? Sound off in the comments section.
Cape Town did a mighty fine job, but obviously the City of Gold delivers something precious… Damn good. Lovely and I’m clapping along nicely.
Aah Pharrell Williams… You made us Happy. So Happy that the citizens of the globe have put their own versions out on the web to celebrate and Clap Along to your Happy movement. The star sat down with Oprah Winfrey recently and she showed him the montage of a few of the renditions from the different global cities. Watch how he reacts:
Where are you in the world? Which version does it for you? Personally I LOVE the Cape Town one :p
BIG Pharrell fan! Be #Happy
Pharrell Williams is one of the coolest dudes around. His new album, G I R L has been playing not stop on my iPad and in the car since its release and I absolutely love it. Some of my favourite tracks include Marilyn Monroe, “Brand New”, a song that features Justin Timberlake. Hunter is another one of those typical tracks you’d expect from Pharrell and it works and then you have the song, “Know Who You Are” with Alicia Keys that I absolutely adore. Apparently the two are in studio make more magic in studio for Alicia’s next record. Cannot wait! So it’s definitely an album you should own if you like some funky, fun and of course Happy music 😉
Speaking of Happy, Pharrell is making people Happy with that track. It’s an Oscar-nominated song that has clocked up over 180 million views on YouTube alone. The City of Cape Town is one of the world’s best tourist destinations and their efforts to make the city one of the most loved in the world continues with their version of Pharrell’s hit song. Check it out below. You will love it!!!
Here is a list of Brit Award winners for 2014:
British Female — Ellie Goulding
International Female — Lorde
British Male — David Bowie
International Male — Bruno Mars
British Group — Arctic Monkeys
British Breakthrough Act — Bastille
Critics’ Choice — Sam Smith
Global Success — One Direction
British Single — Rudimental, “Waiting All Night”
International Group — Daft Punk
British Album — Arctic Monkeys, “AM”
British Video — One Direction, “Best Song Ever.”
British Producer Of The Year — Flood & Alan Moulder
We never get to see the Brit Awards in SA, but luckily for us the Brit Awards organisers are smart that way and they’ve added some of the biggest musical moments and highlights from the show onto their YouTube channel. No point in being afraid of YouTube!
Here’s Pharrell’s phenomenal performance:
Can’t wait to hear his new album G I R L, which drops in just over two weeks!
2013 MTV EMA nominees are out and can I just give a shout out to our African representatives… LCNVL, Mafikizolo, P-Square, Wizkid and Fuse ODG. They’ve all been nominated in the Best African Act category. Nice one good folks. Justin Timberlake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead the nominees with five nominations each, followed by Gaga, Miley, the Biebs and Robin Thicke with four each.
The awards go down on Sunday the 10th of November at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam… Oh how I wish I could go 😉 While I put the plan into the universe, here’s a look at the full list of nominees:
Bruno Mars – “Locked Out Of Heaven”
Daft Punk – “Get Lucky” (ft. Pharrell Williams)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Thrift Shop” (ft. Wanz)
Rihanna – “Diamonds”
Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines” (ft. T.I. & Pharrell)
Continue reading “2013 MTV EMA nominees announced”
How amazeballs is this track? DIGGING IT!!! It’s the new one from Daft Punk featuring one of the coolest dudes out there, Mr. Pharrell Williams. Hot, hot, hot. Daft Punk’s new album, ‘Random Access Memories’ is out on the 21st of May. You can pre-order it on iTunes:
Is it too soon to dub this the year of Destiny’s Child, Beyonce Knowles and Justin Timberlake? I feel like it isn’t, my opinion 😉 The news is true. Destiny’s Child are back. Beyoncé Knowles announced to the world yesterday that her, Kelly and Michelle will be releasing a compilation album soon. The album is called Love Songs, which will feature new song “Nuclear.”
Taking to Facebook, Knowles said, “I am so proud to announce the first original Destiny’s Child music in eight years!” Nuclear was produced by NERD frontman, Pharrell Williams and was written by him, James Fauntleroy and Lonny Bereal. The rest of the album will feature songs from the girls and their hits from as early as 1997. Nice.
I must admit when I heard that they were teaming up again, I was a little shocked. They’re so established as solo artists now and I was secretly hoping for a post-baby album from Beyonce, but I’m sure that’ll come. Looking forward to hearing Nuclear and what else they have in store for us this year. Beyoncé will be performing at the Superbowl Halftime show this year, so that will no doubt blow our minds. CAN’T WAIT!
Then… another bombshell. Justin Timberlake is “ready”. The star has been quiet for several years now, musically that is. He’s been exploring the acting world and do well in it I might add, but he’s ready to give us some new music. I am expecting something out of this world… It’s weird. In the last three weeks I’ve been listening to his other albums, Justified and FurtureSex/LoundsSounds and I was wondering when on earth he would release something new. Well this video dropped online yesterday:
“Someone asked me the other day, ‘so are you just done with music?’ It means more to me than anybody else in the world. Look, I’ve only done two albums in ten years. That’s the way I really look at it. What does the next decade mean to me? I’m the one who sits and is obsessive about it even before you get to hear it. As close as I get to it, I don’t know that I could physically torture myself that much year in and year out and expect it to fulfill me the way that is does and the way that it is right now. I don’t want to put anything out that I feel like is something I don’t love. You just don’t get that every day. You have to wait for it. I’m ready.”
He’s ready… so are we. Bring on 2013
Pharrell Williams, together with the rest of his band N*E*R*D are expected to arrive in the country soon. They’ll be headlining the Hansa Legends in the Making Tour at the Standard Bank Arena in Johannesburg tomorrow night. They’ll be supported by DJ Tira, Dmos, Futuresound, Malaika, Zuluboy, Kwela Tebza, Freedom and Ntando. This is going to be legendary (pun intended 🙂 )
Tickets aren’t for sale unfortunately, but there is still a chance of winning tickets. Your last chance happens tonight on METRO FM. Tune in between 5 and 6pm for details. For more information visit the website: www.hansa-legends.co.za, the mobisite, www.hansalegends.mobi or Facebook
I’m going to try my best to get a photo with the boys. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, if there’s one person I would dig to be for a day, it would definitely be Pharrell Williams. The guy is the definition of cool, swag. I dig his music, he’s worked with some of the biggest names and yeah! Dig his vibe, maybe he’ll see this post!