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Winners of Academy of Country Music Awards

April 11th, 2017   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

On Sunday April 2nd, 2017 the Academy of Country Music Awards took place in the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The host of the award show were country singers Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley. The biggest performance of the night was Florida Georgia Line and Back Street Boys performed a mash up of Back Street Boys’ singles “God, your Mama and Me” and “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)”.

Down below are a list of winners of the American Country Awards.

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

 

  • Jason Aldean *WINNER*
  • Luke Bryan
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Keith Urban

 

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

 

  • Jason Aldean
  • Dierks Bentley
  • Thomas Rhett *WINNER*
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban

 

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

 

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Miranda Lambert *WINNER*
  • Maren Morris
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Carrie Underwood

 

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

 

  • Big & Rich
  • Brothers Osborne *WINNER*
  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Maddie & Tae

 

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

 

  • Eli Young Band
  • Little Big Town *WINNER*
  • Old Dominion
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Lady Antebellum

 

NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR:

 

  • Kane Brown
  • Chris Janson
  • Chris Lane
  • Jon Pardi *WINNER*
  • Brett Young

 

NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR:

 

  • Lauren Alaina
  • Cam
  • Brandy Clark
  • Maren Morris *WINNER*

NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR:

 

  • A Thousand Horses
  • Brothers Osborne *WINNER*
  • Dan + Shay
  • LoCash
  • Maddie & Tae

 

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR:

 

  • Ashley Gorley
  • Luke Laird
  • Hillary Lindsey
  • Shane McAnally
  • Lori McKenna *WINNER*

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR:

 

  • Black – Dierks Bentley
  • Dig Your Roots – Florida Georgia Line
  • Hero – Maren Morris
  • Ripcord – Keith Urban
  • The Weight of These Wings – Miranda Lambert *WINNER*

 

SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR:

 

  • “Blue Ain’t Your Color” – Keith Urban
  • “H.O.L.Y.” – Florida Georgia Line *WINNER*
  • “Humble and Kind” – Tim McGraw
  • “My Church” – Maren Morris
  • “Vice” – Miranda Lambert

 

ACM SONG OF THE YEAR:

 

  • “Blue Ain’t Your Color” – Keith Urban
  • “Die a Happy Man” – Thomas Rhett ***WINNER***
  • “Humble and Kind” – Tim McGraw
  • “Kill a Word” – Eric Church Featuring Rhiannon Giddens
  • “Tennessee Whiskey” – Chris Stapleton
  • “Vice” – Miranda Lambert

 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR:

 

  • “Fire Away” – Chris Stapleton
  • “Forever Country” – Artists of Then, Now & Forever *WINNER*
  • “Humble and Kind” – Tim McGraw
  • “Peter Pan” – Kelsea Ballerini
  • “Vice” – Miranda Lambert

 

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR:

 

  • “Different for Girls” – Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King
  • “Forever Country” – Artists of Then, Now & Forever
  • “May We All” – Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw *WINNER*
  • “Setting the World on Fire” – Kenny Chesney Featuring P!nk
  • “Think of You” – Chris Young Featuring Cassadee Pope

By:
Emily Fermin

 

Ciara becomes a Model

May 27th, 2015   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

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Ciara is proving again that she’s got it all! Looks, talent, personality and… A modeling contract? Peter Dundas, Roberto Cavalli’s newest Creative Director announced last night that singer, songwriter Ciara will be the new face of their Fall/Winter 2015 campaign.
Ciara has been on the grind since becoming a mom and it’s starting to finally pay off. She’s currently on tour and is a competitor on NBC’s “I Can Do That” working with other music celebs such as Nick Jonas and Nicole Scherzinger.

 

Article by:
Evelyn Jean Francois

Hip-Hop Legend Jay-Z Host a private consert for his TIDAL customers

May 20th, 2015   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

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Rapper, businessman, philanthropist, Sean Carter (AKA Jay-Z) graced the stags exclusively for TIDAL customers last weekend. His concert, titled B-Sides after his latest mixtape, available only on Tidal, was a 2 hour spectacular filled with live music and outstanding, contagious energy!
He performed amazing oldies but goodies including “Can I Live” and “Public Service Announcement” while his lovely lady Queen Beyonce had an amazing view from the upper level. A few names who joined him on stage were were Beanie Seigel and Jay Electronica. One of the many highlights was a very sentimental moment of silence dedicated to late rapper Chinx Drugz who was fatally shot the same weekend. He also paid homage to the late greats, Jimi Hendrix and B.B. King. Overall, Jay-Z had an amazing stage presence and did not fail to make my very first concert (don’t judge me) a memorable one!

 

Article by:
Evelyn Jean Francois

Sia Teases “California Dreamin'”

May 12th, 2015   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

With fashion taking a blast from the past, its only right that music takes a trip also! In the 60s, the Mamas and the Papas released their hit single “California Dreamin'”. In 1986, the Beach boys released their cover of “California Dreamin'”, a “take it easy” tune guaranteed to make any cold day feel a little bit better. Fast forward almost 30 years later, “Chandelier” singer Sia releases her own cover of “California Dreamin'” in anticipation for “San Andreas”, an action/drama starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson scheduled to release May 2015. Sia delivers a refreshing twist to the upbeat tune by the Beach Boys. The introduction features amazing violin instrumentals and goes on to a faster, beat with distinct drums. Sia’s version of “California Dreamin'” goes perfect with “San Andreas” which appears to be a “Day After Tomorrow” kind of film, based in California instead of New York. What a delight to finally see another city in distress! Because Sia slows down the beat, her singing almost sounds haunting as she sings the words. There’s no “California Dreamin'” when listening to this one! It’s so exclusive, I couldn’t find the whole track anywhere! I’ve found snippets on iTunes but I’m sure it doesnt compare to the entire song. For those who have never heard the Beach Boys’ rendition, its best to hear Sia in the “San Andreas” movie trailer. Check it out below!

 

 

 

Article by:
Evelyn Jean Francois

EP titled “The Eephus”

May 6th, 2015   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

The Eephus

One of my best feelings ever is when I listen to new music and I instantly fall in love. As far as taste in music, I don’t think I’m very hard to please. I’m interested in the presentation. I like to feel like someone’s music is a plate of food, and whether the dish is piping hot or served chilled, I just need it to feel good!

Wondaland’s new artist Jidenna is cooking up a buzz on the music scene! Jidenna, who’s name means “embraces the father” lived in Nigeria the early years of his life before moving to Boston, Massachusetts with his parents. Discovered by “Tightrope” singer Janelle Monae, Jidenna was signed to Wondaland Records and released his debut single “Classic Man” in February 2015. About a month later he released “Yoga” featuring Janelle Monae herself. Both of which are rising on the charts.

Jidenna is my very own Bruno Mars from Brooklyn. There’s no denying his sense of style and fearlessness in his music. Aside from his music, Jidenna is a Stanford University graduate and a member of Fear & Fancy. Fear & Fancy, a social club founded in California is made up of an astounding group of activists, entrepreneurs, artists and scientists. Did I mention that he’s the founding member? Now that’s classy!

Keep on the lookout for his upcoming EP titled “The Eephus”.

 

Article by:
Evelyn Jean Francois

Rap Entrepreneur gone “Live”

February 5th, 2015   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

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“Jay-Z”, Rap Star, Entrepreneur, Business Man, Husband, Father and the list goes on. Jay-z also known as Shawn Carter has made a huge name for himself having his part in many different ventures that have taken him to the heights he has reached. His new business venture? The rapidly expanding world of “live” music streaming. Jay-Z has made a $56 million dollar offer to a Swedish company named Aspiro, who currently own two digital music services. This deal puts Jay-Z in line to be a strong competition for major companies like apple and Spotify. The deal was made by Jay-z through a company he indirectly runs named Project Panther. A statement was given by Project Panther which states “Panther believes that the recent developments in the entertainment industry, with the migration to media streaming, offers great potential for increased entertainment consumption and an opportunity for artists to further promote their music. Panther’s strategic ambition revolves around global expansion and up-scaling of Aspiro’s platform, technology and services.”

Aspiro’s company owns two services; WiMP and Tidal that have been outlets in the growing field of music subscription. WiMP alone has 512,000 paying users, according to Aspiro’s most recent report. Tidal on the other hand is unknown how many users it has, but it sells subscriptions at $20 a month which is twice the rate of most companies. The world of live streaming is an easy on demand way of listening to the music users know and love and makes it easily assessable.

Reports say Jay-z’s intentions in this offer to Aspiro still remain unclear. There are many possible attractions one main being to buy a streaming service to be able to expand the RocNation brand which began in 2008 as music centered business, and has now expanded into representing athletes among many other things. Having a media outlet such as this can allow RocNation to rise to a whole new level that can put them in the position to compete against much bigger companies. Jay-Z’s interest in live streaming should not come as a surprise as his latest No 1. Solo Album 2013’s Magna Carta was released first as a smartphone app, which completely changed the game as far as counting album sales.

Needless to say Jay-Z has always been ahead of the game and this $56 million dollars only continues to prove it. Many great things and new projects coming from Jay-Z and RocNation, what could be next?

Article by:
Jennifer Montero

Top 3 2015 Albums we CAN’T wait for!

January 19th, 2015   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

 

 

With music changing and evolving every day we know all artists are looking for ways to reinvent not only themselves but the world of music as a whole! My favorite artists and your favorite artists are on a quest to revolutionize music and set themselves apart. This is in turn leaves all opportunities for greatness to be created. Music is a way to express all different emotions and connect a world no matter what geographical location, or language you speak! With that being said these are some of the top anticipated albums of 2015!

Coldplay_-_Ghost_StoriesColdplay: Fans all over the world were shocked in early December of 2014 when Coldplay referred to their upcoming 7th album as their “Final” project. This cannot be! We need a lot more Coldplay in our lives! Lead singer Chris did leave an ambiguous message by saying “The way we look at it, it’s like the last Harry Potter book or something like that. Not to say that there might not be another thing one day, but this is the completion of something.” Fingers Crossed we will have a lot more Coldplay for years to come!

 

 

 

 

 

 

DrakeDrake: “Views from the 6”, Drake has been on a high since his debut with “Thank me Later” in 2010. Drake has is waiting in anticipation for his new upcoming album since he said “We already got 2015 poppin’”. With Drake’s music ranging from Club hits to Heartfelt Classics we can’t wait to see what new things he has waiting for us!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ne-YoNeYo: Neyo has already released two amazing Hits from his new album “Nonfiction”. “She knows” and “Money Can’t Buy” featuring Jeezy have been taking over the charts! Neyo will release his sixth album and new creation on Jan 27 of this year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Article by:
Jennifer Montero

Nicki Minaj’s “The PinkPrint”

January 8th, 2015   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

Taste of Music

 

The Pinkprint defies expectations from both sides of Nicki Minaj’s fanbase. It’s not a Mixtape Nicki, or a dance-pop Nicki. It’s an album by not the Alter Ego Nicki or Roman it’s by Onika Maraj. It’s a serious album, and it must be taken as such.

On the intro “All Things Go”, Nicki reflects on her cousin Nicholas Telemaque’s 2011 murder, for which she blames herself, and she also references to what may have been an abortion 16 years ago.  In “I Lied” speaks of her unraveled relationship over Mike WiLL Made-It. Later in the album, Minaj convincingly paints her ex-fiance as an opportunist with lyrics like “You can never make eye contact, everything you got was based off of my contact,” in her track “Bed of Lies”.

Although her album is an open diary of Nicki’s emotions, the album still is redeemed by more upbeats tracks like “Flawless Remix”, “Shanghai”, “Truffle Butter” Ft Drake and Lil Wayne, and Mona Lisa.

Nonetheless, When many thought they’d had her pegged—as a New York battle-rapper, and a crazy predictable pop diva—We love this album; The Pinkprint presents Minaj in her most unexpected light: as a human being.

The Pinkprint is out in Stores Now, Let us know your views on Nicki Minaj’s latest masterpiece.

 

Article by:
Jennifer Montero

Abigail Breslin’s First Ever Music Video Release!

November 29th, 2014   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

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Abigail Breslin just debuted her first-ever music video for her new single “You Suck”. Breslin has now officially kick started her music career. The “Ender’s Game” star showcases not only her vocal talent but her guitar playing skills as well in her new music video. There are speculations as to who Abigail was referring to. Many believe it to be Ex Boyfriend 5SOS guitarist Michael Clifford. In the “You Suck” video Abigail ties up an ex- boyfriend and draws all over his face with red lipstick and tells him just that, “You Suck”. With lyrics like “I bet you’re going to hear this song. I bet you’re going to sing along and tell your friends how I’m obsessed with you”, Abigail makes it easy for anyone who’s gone through a bad breakup feel so relatable to her and this song. Abigail was interviewed by Teen Vogue and said she draws her inspiration for her songs “from guys”, she then added “”they’re obviously a huge source of information-living in New York, and my friends and experiences we have. In your teen years, everything is kind of heightened-I started feeling like that when I was 16. It was like every emotion I could possibly feel was intensified by a million.” Abigail said she wrote “You Suck” for guys who use people and are players. She then continued on to say  “I wrote it in the heat of the moment, and I think a lot of people will relate to it.”

Abigail’s 12 song album is scheduled to be released in April 2015.

Check out “You Suck” below.

 


 
Article by:
Jennifer Montero

Powerhouse NYC

November 20th, 2014   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

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Power 105.1’s Powerhouse 2014 in Brooklyn, NY was a huge event filled with many superstars like J, Cole, Chris Brown, T.I, Migos, French Montana, Trey Songz and many more. The ones who really stole the show were the surprise guests! Young Jeezy surprised the whole Barclays by joining Jay-z on stage but most shocking of all was Remy Ma’s surprise appearance on stage with French Montana. Remy Ma who’s known for top hits like “Conceited”, “Whuteva” and “Lean Back” just recently came home from serving six years for assault. The crowd at powerhouse went wild by the return of Bronx Queen.  Remy ma just released her new comeback mixtape “I’m Around” this past Halloween.

Article by:
Jennifer Montero