Friday, December 10, 2010

Pure Talent

Adele is simply amazing. Her voice is strong and beautiful and her English accent makes it so unique.  After researching her a bit I found out that she is only a year older than I am, thought that was an interesting little fact. Adele has won two Grammys already for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Her upcoming album is titled 21 and is said to be released Jan-Feb of the new year. Here are two great songs that will be on the album.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Digital Death

This video of Alicia Keys is pretty much self-explanatory. It's a great way to get her fans to contribute to her causes. After about 2 weeks, Alicia's "digital death" has already gained $200,804 for Keep A Child Alive, the goal is one million dollars. The donations will go to people being affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India. I really think this is a great way to use social networks.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Colorful Art of Being...

Alright, so I may have a small obsession with Rihanna, so what.  I just came across a photospread of her, taken from Interview magazine.  The photographer, Mikael Jannson, did an amazing job along with stylist, Ludivine Poiblanc.  I haven't been a fan of Riri's new red hair-do but the color looks great in these photos.  

The unique thing about this article featured in Interview Magazine titled The Colorful Art of Being Rihanna, is that it was conducted by Kanye West.  West hasn't had the best luck with interviews lately so he's taking time out of the spotlight and personally shines it on Rihanna. Kanye covers Rihanna's fashion, new album, home life in Barbados, upcoming acting roles, and personal attitude and outlook on life. Here's a snippet of the interview:

Do you have a vulnerable side? Because in a lot of the sin­gles that come out, you're like, "What's my name, muthafucka?" or "I'm a murderer."


Yes, I do have a vulnerable side. I think a lot of peo­ple have a misperception of me. They only see the tough, defen­sive, aggressive side. But every woman is vulnerable. They have vulnerability. So of course I'm going to have that side. It's not a major part of who I am, but it's definitely there. I just don't like people to see me cry-I don't like to let them know when I'm bothered. You know? I just prefer it to be all about business, and then whatever I'm dealing with, let me deal with that alone, because I don't want it to affect anything in my professional life.


Her name is Hope. She is a singer, songwriter, and producer. Some may have heard of her but her material isn't widely played on the radio just yet. She is native to New York and grew up close to Woodstock.  Hope has been around music all of her life; her mother often appearing at the Apollo Theater and her father was a popular musical director on Broadway.  She has been playing the piano and guitar since a young age and has been drawn to artists such as Sade, Phil Collins, and Mariah Carey. 
Most of her music is very light and gives off happy vibes.  Her music is classified as pop but some of her songs have a soulful feel that I love. An artist that I would compare her to is Colbie Caillat. Her music has been featured in movies such as P.S. I Love You, Step Up 2, and Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married.
I heard her song, Who Am I To Say, a few years back and thought it was beautiful.  It reveals her pure talent. She never made a music video to this song but here is a audio clip from youtube..

 Hope is currently signed to Atlantic Records/Sweet Lemon.  Her album will be released soon and will include Who Am I to Say.  Her first official single off of her first album is Love, Love, Love featuring Jason Mraz.