It is not exactly the kind of craze created by the legendary Beatles, nor is it pop explosion caused by British bands of the mid nineties such as Oasis, Spice Girls etc. So what kind of success are British artists like Adele and Mumford and Sons are having in the US?
Unlike the previous musical attacks mounted by Britons on the US soil, this one is spearheaded by a lady known as Adele, whose second album ‘21’ is currently the most successful album of the year and is widely tipped to pip Britney Spears’ Femme Fatale (current number 1 album) in next week’s ratings and music charts. The present musical British army also includes boy band Mumford and Sons, whose album’s success was so long lasting that it was still at number 2, more than a year after its release in the US. Continue reading The Key to Success in the US for Adele + Mumford and Sons »
Lil Wayne has declared that he is going to break away from the boundaries of rap music and present a more varied musical sound on his future projects and who can give a more detailed insight on this new revelation than ‘Detail’- the man who produced Weezy’s latest pop venture ‘How to Love’ from his Tha Carter IV album.
Speaking in an interview with MTV, Detail said, “Wayne is a rock star and he’s up for any challenge in the world as long as it feels right. He don’t ever really discriminate on talent and people; if it feels right, he’s up for the challenge.” Continue reading Lil Wayne’s ‘How to Love’ Stunned Producer Detail »
Rick Ross is called ‘the Bawse’ by his followers and he has fully justified that nickname with his latest decision. When the time came to make the decision for his Maybach Music Group’s distribution, he chose Warner Music Group instead of the easiest option of signing up with Def Jam, with whom he is associated as a solo artist.
Speaking in a recent interview with MTV’s Sway in the program Rap Fix Live, Ross said, “You know, as a boss you gotta make certain things happen and that’s what I was able to do. Me, as a solo artist, we’re still at Def Jam Records, I have another album or two. But me being an executive, me being a boss, Maybach Music, I had an opportunity to sow my royal oats.” Continue reading Rick Ross Justifies Maybach Music Group’s Move to Warner »
Recently Arcade Fire graced the stage of the Coachella festival and owned the event’s second night by ripping their music apart in front of hoards of perplexed fans.
They started off the proceedings with the “Month of May”- from their Grammy winning album The Suburbs, and drew curtains on the night with another magical performance of “Sprawl II.”
During the band’s time on stage, the crowd constantly kept singing along with them in full flow, and didn’t miss a word during “Rebellion (Lies),” “Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)” and “Neighborhood 3 (Power Out).” Continue reading Arcade Fire was ‘On Fire’ At Coachella Festival »
Kris Allen made a surprise appearance on “Idol Party Live,” where he was interviewed by Glee-singer Matthew Morrison via Skype. After the show was wrapped up, the American Idol season 8-winner caught up with MTV News’s Jim Contiello to talk about his personal favorite contestants in the ongoing Idol season and his reappearance on the show that propelled him to the star status he enjoys now.
When quizzed about who is his favorite AI singer this term, the 25 year old said that he has been following the show as much as he can and then tipped Casey Abrams, Haley Reinhart and Lauren as the ones who could go deep into the competition. Continue reading Kris Allen Reveals his Favorite American Idol Contestants from Season 10 »
Lil Wayne has produced tons of singles in his career so far, but he has never been excited as he is now for the freshly leaked ‘How to Love.’
Speaking in a recent interview with MTV host Sway in ‘Unplugged,’ Lil Wayne described ‘How to Love’ as an amazing song, the likes of which he has never made before.
The song which got leaked online last week, has been produced by Detail and Wayne-the singer, can be heard crooning on it-something very unusual for an artist who has made his name in the rap game. A philosophical =-sounding Weezy commented, “You had a lot of crooks try to still your heart, never really had luck, couldn’t never figure out how to love.” Continue reading Wayne Wants To Be Known As a Musician Rather Than a Rapper »
We all know who Lady Gaga is now, but it wasn’t always like that. Back in 2006, she had chosen the title ‘Lady Gaga’ as her musical alias and she was trying her best to be recognized, but she wasn’t the international phenomenon that she is now. And when after her level best efforts, she was granted a meeting with Island Def Jam representative L.A. Reid, the Mother Monster was thrilled and thought that she has finally found her big break.
But unfortunately, it was a false dawn. Within the time span of a few months, Gaga was being blown off the label without any proper explanation and her budding dreams were shattered when the label decided to wield the axe and Gaga was booted out. Now that everything has turned out for the best, it is easy to ignore Island Def Jam’s ruthless and cold behavior towards the now-pop superstar, but the reality is that back then, she was devastated. She revealed in her recently-released documentary that being dropped was the kind of agony that she will never forget. Continue reading Lady Gaga is Beyonce Inspired »