Thursday, 21 August 2014
Wednesday, 20 August 2014
Shot on location in the lead up to and during Tomorrowland 2014 in Boom, Belgium, the 60-minute documentary will take viewers on an exhilarating journey that commemorates Tomorrowland’s 10-year history as the world’s leading electronic dance music festival and will feature performances and interviews with many of the world’s premiere DJs, including Armin van Buuren, Paul Van Dyk, Moby, David Guetta, Afrojack, Steve Aoki, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Hardwell. Leading up to the documentary’s premiere, MTV will also air two hours of Tomorrowland 2014 as part of its popular MTV World Stage franchise. The two, 60-minute “World Stage: Tomorrowland” specials will premiere on 22 & 29 August at 23:40 CAT, marking the first time the hugely popular festival has ever been televised.
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
Expect a pop sound on Taylor Swift's new CD, 1989. Digital Spy reports: "Taylor Swift has announced that she is releasing her first official pop album, titled 1989. The singer also debuted its first single 'Shake It Off'. The album will be released on 27 October. Swift said in a Yahoo live stream on 18 August: "I woke up not wanting but needing to make a new style of music." She added that 1989 is mostly inspired by the late '80s and took her two years to complete. "We've made my favourite album I've ever made," she went on to say. Digital Spy further reported that 1989 is the singer's birth year. The artwork features her in a cut-off Polaroid photo with "T.S. 1989" written with marker at the bottom."
Monday, 18 August 2014
Well done Ed! The singer's highly acclaimed CD X has topped the UK album chart for the eighth week running. Digital Spy reports that X becomes the joint longest number one album for a British male solo artist, equalling James Blunt's Back to Bedlam, which claimed the number one spot for eight weeks in 2005. X has now also spent the longest consecutive time in the number one spot since Adele's 2011 album 21.
Friday, 15 August 2014
Michael Jackson might be dead, but his music lives on! The King Of Pop's latest music video, A Place With No Name, was made by Sam Bayer, the director who created the 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' clip for Nirvana reports music-new.com. 'A Place With No Name' was based on America's A Horse With No Name. Jackson admitted that the America classic was the inspiration for the 'new' track which was recorded in 1998. Below is the official video for the track, the second from Jackson's Xscape album. There may also be a bit of Deja vu in the shots of Jackson used in the video. They had previously appeared in the video for his hit In the Closet.
Michael Jackson might be dead, but his music lives on. The King Of Pop's latest music video, A Place With No Name, was made by Sam Bayer, the director who created the 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' clip for Nirvana reports music-new.com. 'A Place With No Name' was based on America's A Horse With No Name. Jackson admitted that the America classic was the inspiration for the 'new' track which was recorded in 1998. Below is the official video for the track, the second from Jackson's Xscape album. There may also be a bit of Deja vu in the shots of Jackson used in the video. They had previously appeared in the video for his hit In the Closet.
The famous face from Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, is ready to release her new CD, Nostalgia in October. Music-news.com reports Annie Lennox has recorded an album of classics from the 1930s and 1940s covering songs from greats such as Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday. 'Nostalgia' will be Lennox's first album since her Christmas release 'A Christmas Cornucopia' of 2010 and her original album 'Songs Of Mass Destruction' of 2007. Seriously, I can't wait. I'm an absolute fan of her and her music as well as the music of Eurythmics. I only got to see them live once, at the first 46664 concert for former South African President Nelson Mandela that was held in Cape Town back in the day. Ah, the memories....
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The King of Pop has been dethroned. Singer Nicki Minaj has bettered Michael Jackson's record for the most Billboard Hot 100 hits, reports Digital Spy. Nicki's latest single 'Anaconda' has debuted at number 19, giving the rapper her 51st Hot 100 hit, beating Jackson's previous record of 50, Yahoo! Music reports. Digital Spy reports that "Nicki made her chart debut in February 2010 when she featured on Lil Wayne's 'Knockout', while her first as a lead artist came four months later with 'Your Love'. Nicki's 51 singles, only 20 feature her as the lead artist, with 31 guest features. All of Jackson's 50 Hot 100 hits feature him as the lead or co-lead. Michael's guest features are not included in his tally as he didn't take a credit for his appearances on Rockwell's 'Somebody's Watching Me' or Diana Ross's 'Eaten Alive'".
Thursday, 14 August 2014
Monday, 11 August 2014
Coldplay's Chris Martin is hoping that Rihanna will sing a duet with him on her new CD. Music-News.com reports: "The Coldplay rocker collaborated with her on Princess of China from his band's 2011 album Mylo Xyloto. And currently he's working overtime to compose a track worthy of the pop star's new LP. "I wasn't necessarily with Rihanna in the studio, I was working for her. I don't think she even asked, I just said, 'please can I try something?" Chris told New York's Fresh 102.7 FM radio. Rihanna appeared to announce back in June her eighth album is on its way. "She has so many amazing people writing for her. It's like trying to win American Idol, getting a song on Rihanna's album," Chris said. "Sometimes as a break from Coldplay stuff I love to go and work on other music," he explained. "It's kind of gives you fresh angles and new ideas." The singer took to Twitter posting a photo of a mixing board with the caption '#R8', sending fans into a frenzy. She's otherwise been quiet about the upcoming record - the first since her 2012 offering, Unapologetic. MTV News reports rumours of collaborations with Nicki Minaj are already circling."
Saturday, 9 August 2014
MTV (DStv Channel 130) announced that global entertainer, singer-songwriter and philanthropist, Beyoncé will join an exclusive list of artists who have received the legendary “Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award” as this year’s recipient. Beyoncé, who leads the pack this year with eight VMA nominations, will also bring her unparalleled artistry to the 2014 “MTV Video Music Awards” as a performer at The Forum in Inglewood, California, on Sunday 24 August. BEYONCÉ has previously delivered some of the most memorable performances in VMA history including the arresting and explosive “Ring the Alarm” in 2006, the anthemic “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” in 2009 and the unforgettable, surprise reveal during "Love On Top" in 2011. BeyoncésS triumphant return to the MTV VMA stage marks her fourth time performing on the loudest, most influential annual live celebration of music in the world. The 2014 “MTV Video Music Awards” premieres live on MTV on Monday 25 August at 03:00 CAT, with the primetime premiere on Monday 25 August at 21:00 CAT (red carpet show at 20:00 CAT). Beyoncé is continuously pushing and re-defining boundaries with her music and earlier this year, she raised the bar of innovation by unleashing her groundbreaking, self-titled visual album with 17 artistically captivating music videos from “Drunk in Love” to “Pretty Hurts”. As both a solo artist and as a member of one of the most beloved, chart-topping groups in history, Destiny’s Child, Beyoncé has won an astounding 11 “MTV Video Music Awards,” including “Video of the Year” in 2009 for “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” and “Best Female” in 2007 for “Crazy in Love” ft. JAY Z. This year, she leads all nominees with eight nods including “Video of the Year,” “Best Female” and “Best Choreography.” Beyoncé will be presented with the highly coveted “Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award” joining a prestigious list of past recipients including Michael Jackson, Madonna, Peter Gabriel, R.E.M., Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake.