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Made in America Music Fest Goes from East Coast to West Coast

September 1st, 2014   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

Made in America Music Fest Goes from East Coast to West Coast

 

Jay Z’s annual music festival, Made in America, was the big thing in music this weekend, and this year it stretched from Philadelphia all the way to LA. The festival was founded in 2012 by rapper and business mogul Jay Z and his business associate Steve Stoute. It was held at Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, PA grossing $5 million dollars in ticket sales it’s first year. The music festival features all genres of music ranging from hip hop to indie rock, EDM, R&B, Pop and Latin. This is the first year that the festival will be happening in both Philadelphia and Los Angeles. During a press conference with Jay Z and mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti, Garcetti said, “On Labor Day weekend we are going to celebrate our golden state of mind right her in LA with a sellout crowd right on the steps of city hall and into Grand Park. The ‘Made in America Festival’ will attract 50,000 fans Saturday and Sunday. Fans who will inject millions of dollars into the LA Economy.” Some of the artists that performed at the festival included Kings of Leon, Pharell Williams, Tiesto, and Kanye West who closed the show with a one-hour set. Sunday evening when a large storm hit PA, the festival was suspended at 6:15pm. Gates then reopened at 7pm and curfew for the show was extended to midnight.

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Helen Trieu

Eminem and Rihanna Wrap Up Monster Tour with ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

August 25th, 2014   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

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Saturday night, Eminem and Rihanna wrapped up their Monster tour by doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in front of a live audience of 45,000 fans! Talk about a grand finale! They were walking offstage after their final show at Detroit’s Comerica Park when Denaun Porter, Eminem’s hype man, reminded the rapper of his nomination by his friend and mentor Dr. Dre to raise awareness for ALS. Rihanna did the honors, and in turn was nominated herself after Eminem finished the task. At first the singer was reluctant to doing the challenge, saying Detroit, what you think? Should I do it? I’m from the islands; I don’t do this ice sh-t! This ice sh-t doesn’t work for me. However, after the audience cheered and encouraged her to do it, she complied. Eminem and Rihanna are the latest celebs to do the ice bucket challenge. As fun as it is to watch and do, the viral video challenge is in fact raising awareness for the disease, with donations going up to $42 million thus far. Stars ranging from Kendrick Lamar to Ellen Degeneres, Selena Gomez, Oprah Winfrey, Behati Prinsloo and Justin Timberlake are just some of the celebs that have taken the challenge.

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Helen Trieu

Kanye West to Collab with Music Legend Paul McCartney

August 18th, 2014   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

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Kanye West and Paul McCartney may be collaborating on a new album, and you will not believe the name of the newest song they’re rumored to be working together on. Sources say Yeezus has been trying to work with McCartney for a while and the two seem to have a good working relationship. McCartney showed his support for West during his Q&A session, #askmacca, on Twitter last October saying, “The last albums I bought were by ‪@kanyewest ‪@The_National ‪@thecivilwars and ‪@s_c_ (Jay Z).” In return, West came to support McCartney’s show earlier this month with actor David Spade. Spade uploaded a picture of himself and West at McCartney’s show tweeting “Me & ‪@kanyewest at mccartney concert. I’m whispering rap lyrics to him. ‪#igotthis ‪#rhymes ‪#yeezy ‪#sneezy ‪#snowwhite.” The two are said to have had a couple meetings but are trying to keep their work under wraps until it’s ready to be released. Ready for the name of the song they’ve been rumored to be working on? It’s called “Piss On My Grave.” This should be interesting.

 

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Helen Trieu

Taylor Swift to do Live Stream August 18th!

August 11th, 2014   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

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T-swift fans rejoice! The country pop icon has dropped clues and teasers here and there of some upcoming event regarding her music, but now the news has finally been announced. Swift will appear on live stream worldwide with Yahoo! August 18th in New York City at 5pm. She will be debuting a new single off her new album and possibly announcing the release date. Get ready to mark your calendars! There is also a hashtag associated with the event, #TaylorSwiftYahoo so make sure to tweet, facebook, and instagram accordingly. For those too eager to just sit around and wait, you can go the live stream pagenow where there is a countdown clock that appears over footage of Swift.  We can’t wait, can you? Let us know what you hope to see on the live stream in the comments below!

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Helen Trieu

Hilary Duff is Chasing the Sun in Music Return

July 31st, 2014   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

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Former “Lizzie McGuire” actress Hilary Duff is flexing her vocal chords for the first time in six year. The mother-of-one released the video for her comeback single, “Chasing the Sun,” which features Duff at an office where, while trying to work, she’s busy daydreaming about having fun on the beach with a good looking guy. Aren’t we all! Speaking about her long-awaited return to music, Duff said, “[This song is] just a peek into my new album. I’ve worked very hard and the album is a great representation of the experiences I’ve had in my life and where I want to go from here.” Does that mean there will be songs about her divorce from ex-hubby, hockey player

 

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Michelle Loeb

Trouble in Paradise for Jay-Z, Beyonce

July 22nd, 2014   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

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Could one of music’s most powerful couples be headed for Splitsville? The New York Post is reporting that Jay-Z and Beyonce are planning to dissolve their marriage at the end of their current On The Run Tour. The couple, who are parents to daughter Blue Ivy, have reportedly been traveling with marriage counselors in an attempt to save their fractured union, but that last-ditch effort doesn’t seem to be working. “There are no rings, if you haven’t noticed,” a source close to the couple told the Post. According to the source, the two have been having problems for some time, with Bey hoping that having a baby would fix things. “They made the classic mistake of thinking a child would change everything and help to rekindle the initial fire, and it didn’t,” the source said. We’re so sad to hear our favorite couple might no longer be Crazy in Love!

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Michelle Loeb

Lily Allen Gets Frank About Pop Return

May 3rd, 2014   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

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British singer Lily Allen is set to make her comeback this month with her highly-anticipated new album Sheezus. The “Smile” songstress recently spoke to Glamour about the real reasons for her return to music, which came after taking a few years off to get married and have two children. “I wasn’t good at staying at home all day, it didn’t suit me,” she told the magazine. “I’m creative, it’s just who I am… I missed the positive feedback about my music from my fans. I missed the rush of performing. I missed the free clothes and handbags and the good tables in posh restaurants. I did!” Well at least she’s honest! Along with all of the perks of being a pop star, Allen is also getting her fair share of controversy after videos for single like “Hard in Here” show a less-than-sunny take on what it’s like to be a woman in the industry. Will all the buzz be converted into sales or will Allen’s fans say “It’s Not Me, It’s You?” We’ll find out when Sheezus is released on May 6.

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Michelle Loeb

New Michael Jackson Album Announced

April 5th, 2014   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

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Though he shockingly passed away in 2009, Michael Jackson is hardly finished making music. Epic Records announced that they are mining the King of Pop’s vault to release eight previously-unheard tracks on a new album called “Xscape,” which is due out in May. To give the album a contemporary spin, label chairman LA Reid has tapped some of the hottest producers around to work on the materials, including Timbaland, Rodney Jerkins, John McClain and Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon. According to Reid, these producers have “the gravitas, depth and range to creatively engage with Jackson’s work.” If this latest album is a success, which it likely will be, don’t be surprised if we hear more of MJ’s unreleased songs for years to come.

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Michelle Loeb

Why Miley’s Still Single

February 6th, 2014   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

It’s been four months since Miley Cyrus broke off her engagement to The Hunger Games actor Liam Hemsworth but the girl formerly known as Hannah Montana isn’t quite ready to put herself back out on the market just yet. “I’m, like, not trying to jump into a relationship,” Miley told W Magazine. “I love my music so much, and I love what I’m doing so much that that has become my other half–rather than another person.” Miley went on to tell the magazine that guys who want to date her end up trying too hard and that she doesn’t want to be taken to “fancy restaurants.” You hear that, guys? If you wanna date Miley, don’t come in like a wrecking ball!

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Michelle Loeb

Justin Bieber-R. Kelly Duet Confirmed

November 15th, 2013   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

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The much-rumored collaboration between R. Kelly and Justin Bieber is the real deal. So says Kelly, who did an interview with Vibe where he said, “[Justin] just called me to do a song and it’s hot. He wanted to go and do some R&B stuff, so we got together and did that.” Kelly’s been popping up all over the place lately, appearing on songs with Bruno Mars and Lady Gaga among others. His collab with 19-year-old Bieber, which is said to be an R&B track, won’t be “Trapped in the Closet” anymore as it’s scheduled to be released next week.

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Michelle Loebe