On Tuesday of this week the newest music video from Justin Bieber debuted. It is for his current single “Beauty and A Beat” featuring the rapper Nicki Minaj. It took less than 24 hours for the singer and rapper to make it to the top of the list for most views on VEVO with 10.6 million views. The record previously belonged to the Biebs, but a few weeks prior the record was beat out by One Direction. Now, the record holder has returned to the top no doubt with some help from Nicki Minaj’s fan base.
Nicki Minaj and Justin Bieber are both huge stars on their own but when you put two people like that on one track together, you are sure to get a music sensation. Whether or not the video will stay in this top spot for long is up for debate. It is obvious though that it will be tough to beat. Continue reading
Times change and so do people but the biggest change between one generation and the next is what they grew up with. How many times have you heard the authority figure in your life yell, “Turn that stuff off!” Alright, now think of what your kids will listen to that will make you do the same. Keep in mind that they grew up with things like:
We’re not even three whole months into the new year, but already some significant trends in music are showing us that 2012 is a whole new year. To see this clearly, you have to look back at the entire year 2011: its stars, its top hits, its public dramas and scandals. You have to get inside the mind of the year that was to appreciate the year that is. It’s still very early in 2012, but we can definitely tell something is afoot in the kinds of sounds people are going for now versus then. Continue reading
Have you ever thought about something really deeply and found yourself wondering, “What’s up with that?” When Beyonce first introduced her “alter ego” persona, Sasha Fierce, way back in 2007, I honestly didn’t give it much thought. I figured it was some sort of performance art. What I never really understood was how strongly that persona has come to be identified with Beyonce, the person. Now that she and Jay-Z have their little daughter Ivy Blue (also an unusual name when you think about it) you really stop to think how much Beyonce’s image has changed since her debut album back in the early 2000s. Still, no complaints! We like Beyonce the same as ever. Continue reading
New Music Time, Folks!
Obviously I love when new music comes out. It pumps me up when I hear something new that I just love. More often than not though I get a little disappointed in the new releases. I mean, I guess I have some high standards or something but so much of today’s new stuff just does not give me the chills that I am looking for.
How to choose how you should listen to music…
Last Friday Spotify made an announcement that the Radio functionality has been made over. This change has made it so customers (even non-paying) can skip through however many songs they want to and create however many stations they would like. Of course this seems to be a direct way to call out Pandora since no matter who you are, paying or not, you only get six skips a hour per station. The newest version of Spotify is in beta, but to make sure that you have the best information about making a choice, I thought I’d give it a run. I downloaded the new version of Spotify (it only comes in a desktop app) and opened up Pandora in my browser. Remember–Pandora also has a mobile app and desktop app that functions just like the browser supported option. Let’s see how the two compare, shall we? Continue reading
I love music awards shows. The main reason that I watch them is not to see who takes home the trophies and prizes, but to see the performances. Last night’s Country Music Association Awards performances definitely did not disappoint. I was so excited with the duets this year too. I mean Rihanna and Jennifer Nettles, yes please! Country music is one of my favorite genres because I grew up on it, and I know many people like to think it’s depressing and sad music. Let’s be honest though, country music should really have a place in everyone’s heart. Most of the songs are so easy to relate to, and no matter where you’re from you have to have a little country or redneck in you. Continue reading
Alright, it’s a matter of opinion for sure, but lots of fans recently surveyed seem to think Lady Gaga looks way better without the characteristic truckloads of makeup she normally smears on for shows and cameras. She’s every bit as famous for her famously stylized image as she is for her numerous catchy pop tunes, but in in several pictures taken of the pop icon, Lady GaGa has actually let her guard down somewhat and appeared sans makeup on many occasions. Continue reading
Let me first preface with saying that this is indeed a rant. It is a rant about the fact that I think techno and electronic dance music is pretty much awful in every way imaginable. If you like techno and electronic dance music, I do not care and you cannot change my mind by arguing with me, so maybe you should just stop reading this. Seriously, techno, it is like opening a can of disagreeable bees inside of your head and having to listen to it. It is pointless, annoying, and what kind of talent does it take to make a techno song. Even I can come up with a crappy beat and speed it up to the point where it’s almost seizure inducing but not quite. I am just so not a fan of techno and I cannot believe that there are still people out there enjoying it. Honestly, it is time to grow up, put your glow sticks in the garbage and find something better to do with your time than going to a rave. Continue reading
Katy Perry has dominated the music industry since the day she released her first album. Her latest hit Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) has blasted it’s way to the top of the charts as well as being heard all over the radio. You can even watch the video at home by finding it on the direct tv guide. Continue reading