Love Pink’s new side project, You + Me

2012 was the year P!nk introduced us to The Truth About Love. The album was hugely successful for P!nk; if her ticket sales are anything to go by. The star raked up an estimated $147 million dollars from her tour (the third best selling tour in 2013) and the album has been certified platinum, with over two million copies sold worldwide. That album gave us some the very awesome, epic tunes that we have come to expect from P!nk, but as I mentioned that was a while in 2012. So where has the star been? I heard murmurs when I was in the US about a new side project the star was working on, but that’s all it was until the official announcement was made. That announcement? P!nk’s new project with friend and fellow singer, Dallas Green. The two teamed up to create You + Me and after hearing the first single I’m completely sold.

It’s raw, real and authentic music. Where something like this might be challenging for some artists, it just came so naturally to these two. Watch the making of You + Me in the clip below to find out more about the project, the music. You’ll also get to see some of the making of the record and how it was pretty much done in six days. Crazy!

What I absolutely love about P!nk is the fact that she is so musically gifted. This woman can do anything she puts her mind to…. From massive pop tunes, to a catchy R&B track, to this… the simple, but emotive and powerful tracks you’ll hear in this project. I can’t wait to get my hands on the full album!

Grammys 2014 – red carpet

Music’s biggest night is upon us. This year’s Grammy awards go down from the Staples Center in Los Angeles and the stars are doing their thang on the red carpet. Some of my favourite’s tonight so far include Rita Ora, Paris Hilton (yes, true story), P!nk and the hot mamma to be, Ciara. If you haven’t had enough of Jared Leto this awards season, he’s put aside the acting for the night in favour of his musical talent. He, together with the rest of the 30 Seconds To Mars crew, rocked the red carpet. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis looked stylish tonight. At the Oscars, Golden Globes you’ll see the gents keeping it pretty generic in their black suits and bow ties, but the Grammys are different and thankfully so. The bow ties are there, only this time they’re matched with some colour. That’s what makes this one of the better red carpets to watch.

How do we feel about Madonna’s outfit tonight? I saw a tweet saying is that Madonna’s new boyfriend? I died a little right there… It’s her son by the way.

Aaah Katy and her musical notes and Ciara and her baby bump… The Grammys.

Biggest WTF moment belongs to Slipknot… I have no words:

Taylor Swift is elegant and wise beyond her years. She’s looking great in her “chainmail” Gucci gown.

The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards nominees

The MTV Video Music Awards are possibly one of the most fun award ceremonies in the award season calendar. They always have fun hosts, great performances and all the big wigs turn up to be apart of the evening. So without further ado, I present to you the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards nominees:
The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards Nominees are:
 
Video Of The Year
Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz – “Thrift Shop”
Bruno Mars  – “Locked Out of Heaven”
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell – “Blurred Lines”
Taylor Swift – “I Knew You Were Trouble”
Best Hip-Hop Video
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton – “Can’t Hold Us”
Drake – “Started From the Bottom”
Kendrick Lamar – “Swimming Pools”
A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – “F**kin Problems”
J. Cole feat. Miguel – “Power Trip”
Best Male Video
Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell – “Blurred Lines”
Bruno Mars – “Locked Out of Heaven”
Ed Sheeran – “Lego House”
Kendrick Lamar – “Swimming Pools”
Best Female Video
Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko – “Stay”
Taylor Swift – “I Knew You Were Trouble”
Miley Cyrus – “We Can’t Stop”
P!nk feat. Nate Ruess – “Just Give Me A Reason”
Demi Lovato – “Heart Attack”
Best Pop Video
Bruno Mars – “Locked Out of Heaven”
Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”
fun. – “Carry On”
Miley Cyrus – “We Can’t Stop”
Selena Gomez – “Come and Get It”
Artist To Watch Presented by Taco Bell®
Twenty One Pilots – “Holding On To You”
Zedd Feat. Foxes – “Clarity”
Austin Mahone – “What About Love”
The Weeknd – “Wicked Games”
Iggy Azalea – “Work”
 
Best Collaboration
Justin Timberlake feat. JAY Z -“Suit & Tie”
Pitbull feat. Christina Aguilera – “Feel This Moment”
Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding – “I Need Your Love”
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell – “Blurred Lines”
P!nk feat. Nate Ruess – “Just Give Me A Reason”
 
Best Video With A Social Message
Kelly Clarkson  – “People Like Us”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Same Love”
Snoop Lion – “No Guns Allowed”
Miguel – “Candles In The Sun”
Beyoncé – “I Was Here”
Best Rock Video
Imagine Dragons – “Radioactive”
Fall Out Boy    Fall Out Boy – “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)”
Mumford & Sons  Mumford & Sons – “I Will Wait”
30 Seconds To Mars      Thirty Seconds to Mars – “Up In The Air”
Vampire Weekend – “Diane Young”
Best Art Direction
Capital Cities – “Safe and Sound”
Thirty Seconds To Mars – “Up In The Air”
Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu – “Q.U.E.E.N”
Lana Del Rey – “National Anthem”
Alt-J – “Tesselate”
 
Best Choreography
Chris Brown – “Fine China”
Ciara – “Body Party”
Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull – “Live It Up”
will.i.am feat. Justin Bieber – “#thatPOWER”
Bruno Mars – “Treasure”
 
Best Cinematography
Thirty Seconds To Mars – “Up In The Air”
Lana Del Rey – “Ride”
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Sacrilege”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton – “Can’t Hold Us”
A-Trak & Tommy Trash – “Tuna Melt”
Best Direction
Justin Timberlake feat. JAY-Z – “Suit & Tie”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton – “Can’t Hold Us”
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Sacrilege”
fun. – “Carry On”
Drake – “Started From The Bottom”
Best Editing
P!nk feat. Nate Ruess – “Just Give Me A Reason”
Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch – “Sweet Nothing”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton – “Can’t Hold Us”
Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”
Miley Cyrus – “We Can’t Stop”
 
Best Visual Effects
Flying Lotus – “Tiny Tortures”
Skrillex feat. The Door – “Breakin’ A Sweat”
The Weeknd – “Wicked Games”
Duck Sauce – “It’s You”
Capital Cities – “Safe and Sound”
The awards are set to take place at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn, USA on Sunday 25 August.

Full list of 2012 Grammy nominees

The 2012 Grammy nominees were unveiled earlier at the Nominees Concert in LA. It might just be one of the most diverse years in the prestigious award ceremony’s history, well if the Song Of The Year category is anything to go by. I think it’s great. Adele is arguably the biggest name to come out of 2011 and her album 21 is the big one for the year, so it’s great to see her nominated in several categories.

The 2012 Grammy nominees were unveiled earlier at the Nominees Concert in LA. It might just be one of the most diverse years in the prestigious award ceremony’s history, well if the Song Of The Year category is anything to go by. I think it’s great. Adele is arguably the biggest name to come out of 2011 and her album 21 is the big one for the year, so it’s great to see her nominated in several categories. I said she would walk away with many a Grammy next year and she looks like she’s well on her way to achieving that. Bon Iver, Lady Gaga, Mumford & Sons and Nicki Minaj are also all up there, as is Bruno Mars and Katy Perry. Well done to all the nominees. Check out the full list of nominees below:

1. Record Of The Year
Rolling In The Deep
Adele
Paul Epworth, producer; Tom Elmhirst & Mark Rankin, engineers/mixers

Holocene
Bon Iver
Justin Vernon, producer; Brian Joseph & Justin Vernon, engineers/mixers

Grenade
Bruno Mars
The Smeezingtons, producers; Ari Levine & Manny Marroquin, engineers/mixers

The Cave
Mumford & Sons
Markus Dravs, producer; Francois Chevallier & Ruadhri Cushnan, engineers/mixers

Firework
Katy Perry
Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen & Sandy Vee, producers; Mikkel S. Eriksen, Phil Tan, Sandy Vee & Miles Walker, engineers/mixers

2. Album Of The Year
21
Adele

Wasting Light
Foo Fighters

Born This Way
Lady Gaga

Doo-Wops & Hooligans
Bruno Mars

Loud
Rihanna

3. Song Of The Year
All Of The Lights- Kanye West

The Cave- Mumford & Sons

Grenade- Bruno Mars

Holocene- Bon Iver

Rolling In The Deep- Adele

4. Best New Artist
The Band Perry
Bon Iver
J. Cole
Nicki Minaj
Skrillex
5. Best Pop Solo Performance
Someone Like You
Adele

Yoü And I
Lady Gaga

Grenade
Bruno Mars

Firework
Katy Perry

F***in’ Perfect
Pink

6. Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Body And Soul
Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse

Dearest
The Black Keys

Paradise
Coldplay

Pumped Up Kicks
Foster The People

Moves Like Jagger
Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera
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P!nk- F***in’ Perfect (Music Video)

Love this track. It’s the newly released track from P!nk and you can find this track, Raise Your Glass and some of her biggest tracks on the album, “Greatest Hits… So Far!!!”

Happy 2011 good people

Happy New Year to you all good people. I trust this year will be kind, successful, loving and all kinds of fun for you all. I look forward to sharing more of my experiences in the entertainment world with you this year and I thank you for being part of my blogging experience last year. Let’s Raise Our Glasses (thanks P!nk) to the New Year and all it has to offer!

What’s on my list of things to do this year:
– Pursue my love for radio. DJ JvB
– TV/ Online show ideas need to get going
– Spend more time with those I love and adore

That’s just a list of three. More will be revealed soon. What do you have on your list for 2011?

P!nk’s new album is rocking!!!


P!nk’s new album, Greatest Hits…So Far!!! Is definitely one for the collection. If you’re a fan, you probably have most of, if not all the tracks and albums, but if you haven’t, you’re bound to be converted to a full on P!nk fan. She started out back in 2000 with her album, Can’t Take Me Home. That album catapulted her into the limelight, with hits like There You Go and You Make Me Sick. Her second album was more edgy, pop-rock-ish called Missundaztood. That was released in 200.

Her third album Try This was released in 2003. It was her least successful album, but it still scored a top ten spot on the charts, it sold over three millions copies and it earned her a Grammy Award too in November 2003. Her fourth album, called “I’m Not Dead”, was released in April 2006. The album generated several hit singles, including “Stupid Girls” (which I still have a good chuckle to), “U + Ur Hand” and “Who Knew”, both of which hit the number one spot. In 2008 album, Funhouse saw hits like “So What” and “Sober” soar to the top once again. She has been named as one of the most successful artists of this decade and Forbes Magazine voted her the 27th most powerful celebrity in the world, when she raked in over $40million dollars from her world tour last year. Check out the tracklisting for her latest offering below:

01. Get The Party Started
02. There You Go
03. You Make Me Sick
04. Don’t Let Me Get Me
05. Just Like A Pill
06. Family Portrait
07. Trouble
08. Stupid Girls
09. Who Knew
10. U + Ur Hand
11. Dear Mr. President
12. So What
13. Sober
14. Please Don’t Leave Me
15. Bad Influence
16. Funhouse
17. Raise Your Glass
18. Fuckin’ Perfect
19. Heartbreak Down

 
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