Though nearly two months have past since AOL originally streamedAlicia Keys‘ one-woman show ‘Piano & I: A One-Night Only Event’ live from the Beacon Theatre in New York, they have just offered fans a glimpse behind the scenes of the action. Keys, whose concert commemorated the 10th anniversary of her debut release ‘Songs In A Minor’, is seen treating fans to backstage rituals as well as pre-show warmups and more.
Jessie J jams in her latest release ‘Domino’, flossing (what seems to be) her inner Katy Perry. And, while the song is quite reminiscent of something her former tourmate would cook-up in the studio, the up-tempo number sees a somewhat restrained Jessie – arguably, the most positive feature of the song. Fun, upbeat, and just in time for summer, the song is rumored to be the first offering from the singer’s upcoming re-release of ‘Who You Are’.
Is it a hit or does ‘Domino’ fall flat? You tell us after the jump:
By David on Tuesday 16th Aug 2011 | Filed Under Ne-Yo
Despite rising to success with the likes of ‘So Sick‘, ‘Sexy Love‘ and ‘Miss Independent‘, R&B staple Neyo has struggled in recent years to find footing on the ever changing terrain that is relevant Male Pop/R&B.
So it should come as no surprise that in an attempt to generate much needed attention, he has created a remix to Kelly Rowland’s ‘Motivation‘, named ‘She Uses Me (Masturbation)‘.
Beyonce knows. Universal Music know. And, very soon, you’ll know too. For, the industry buzz surrounding this New Orleans native shows no sign of slowing.
Despite his humble age, the singer-songwriter is no stranger to the industry. Indeed, some may remember his J Records jaunt as part of R&B duo Luke & Q (their debut ‘My Turn’ still garners many a play here at TGJ HQ).
And while that venture didn’t propel James to the heights his talent called for, it also didn’t quel his desire to succeed. As such, he picked up pen and began crafting hits for a bevy of music’s biggest names – including Chris Brown (‘Crawl’) and Britney Spears (‘Kill The Lights’).
True talent, as the saying goes, can’t but be discovered eventually – and it wasn’t long before James’ abilities caught the attention of a certain Frank Gatson. Creative force behind the likes of Beyonce, EnVogue, Tyrese and the King of Pop Michael Jackson, Gatson spent a year honing and refining James, ultimately managing him into a lucrative record deal with Island Def Jam/Universal (by way of producer Danja‘s New Age Rock Stars imprint).
Now ready to emerge from the shadows, James posits a compelling package. For, in an industry which increasingly favours image over substance, his pin-up looks and undeniable vocal ability sees him dually tick both boxes. It’s this combination which has also garnered him a fan in none other than Beyonce; who not only featured him prominently in her ‘Run The World’ visual, yet more over is an actual fan of his music.
So as to whet apetites for James’ forthcoming material, ‘HIT’ play on the clip above for a visual exclamation!
In what will be sure to excite music lovers everywhere, two of Pop’s most respected vocalists joined forces recently backstage at a concert in Los Angeles.
Christina Aguilera and Adele were snapped together in deep conversation after meeting just minutes before backstage at the ‘Rolling In The Deep‘s singers latest concert.
This follows a statement by a songwriter working on Ms. Aguilera’s upcoming LP which reveals a great deal about its sound and content, and more interestingly how much of it is has been inspired by Adele.