Indeed,following the continued success of Adele‘s ‘21‘ and the buzz surrounding Emeli Sande‘s ‘Our Version Of Events‘, it seems the once overlooked sect is making a comeback, with Lana Del Rey being the latest act to benefit from this trend.
For, despite a number of criticisms she has faced in recent weeks, her new album ‘Born To Die‘ is the UK #1.
For many, Madonna‘s Super Bowl showing tonight is a “must-see”, as it’s the first time in years that a bonafide megastar has taken to the stage of all stages.
Indeed, recent years have seen the likes of the Black Eyed Peas bestowed the honour of headlining the ratings juggernaut. However, few acts – if any – have eclipsed the aura of “must-see” that was Janet Jackson‘s 2004 headline grabbing performance.
Sadly marred by the now infamous ‘wardrobe malfunction’, the Queen of Pop staged a stellar spectacle, which boasted killer choreography, special effects, and sass aplenty – all of which reaffirmed her Pop royal status.
Can the Material Girl one-up her long-time rival? The answer awaits in a matter of hours. Pending then, peep Ms. Jackson in action.
Bonus: Check out brother Michael Jackson rock the 1993 show below…
Since splashing onto the scene, aged 18, with breakthrough single ‘Money’, there’s been no looking back for R&B belle Jamelia.
Easily one of the UK’s most successful Black female acts, the Birmingham-bred star has wracked-up an impressive catalogue of hits since her 2000 debut, ‘Drama’.
Indeed, each of her 3 studio albums – the last of which was released in 2007 – have spurned singles that are etched in Britain’s Urban history book.
Hailed by many as the UK’s answer to Beyonce (if not for her talent, then the length and breadth of her success), the singer’s most notable streak was ushered in with her 2004 mainstream breakthrough ‘Thank You’. Certified double Platinum and housing her biggest hits to date, the project – in many regards – is what cemented the 31 year old as an all-round Pop force.
So, for these reasons and much more, we salute Jamelia as one the Best of British.
Christina Aguilera and co are back tonight for the 2nd season of The Voice!
And so as to whet appetites for the action ahead, the show’s network NBC have conjured a hilarious commercial.
Christened ‘Vocal Kombat’, the show’s battle-spoof will air during tonight’s Super Bowl, and will no doubt drum up heightened buzz for series premiere – which kicks off immediately after the football extravaganza.
Check out the ad, which premiered ahead of time, after the jump! Hit play, if only to see Christina go airborne and Betty White!
In honour of our Best Of British week, today’s From The Vault pick is an all-time UK classic, ‘Dreams’ by Gabrielle.
By unleashing this single as her debut during Spring 1993, the songbird (then 23) achieved something every artist wishes for with their first effort: scoring a hit song that would not only be a fixture in your homeland, but which one would garner recognition the world over.
Indeed, the rousing mid-tempo reached the top spot of the UK Singles Charts, but it also went up to the second position of the Australian Singles Charts, it climbed to #11 in France and peaked at #26 on the US Billboard Charts. It’s accompanying album ‘Find Your Way’ was also a blockbuster success.
Gabrielle is yet another case, point, example of the brilliance the Britannia has to offer. From her unique look (see: eyepatch) to her distinctive vocal and songwriting ability, she was (and very much is) a world-class talent. A fact not shaken nor stirred by the contained nature of her success.
We hear the singer’s sixth album is near completion and we for one can’t wait!
Indeed, in what has become another notch under Madonna‘s commercial belt, her latest single ‘Give Me All Your Luvin‘ has commanded a 14 million audience on US radio, a day after being released to its stations.