Mel Gibson and Robyn officially Divorced

Mel Gibson and his wife, Robyn officially divorced after a foster home for 31 years. Friday, December 23, 2011 local time, the judge granted a divorce the two.

Robyn Gibson will shed behind the name and re-use the name Robyn Denise Moore. Gibson who is now aged 55 years of marriage with Robyn in Australia in 1980. From the marriage, both have been blessed with seven children.

Couple households tempest began in 2006 when Gibson was arrested for drunk driving in Malibu, California, and made ​​anti-Semitic statements that trigger warm conversation around the world.

Robyn Gibson had sued for divorce in April 2009 following Gibson reveal illicit relationship with a woman, Oksana Grigorieva. Of its relationship with Grigorieva, movie stars 'Braveheart' has a two-year-old girl.




Jessie J had Suffered a Mild Stroke

Jessie J, in fact he had suffered a mild stroke when she was young. Jessie confessed his past that just made him feel stronger now. He felt better and had the courage to be himself in the music industry.

"I think what happened to me when I was 18 years made ​​me realize that you can not guarantee it will live forever," said Jessie J.

Jessie realized that human life can not be predicted. That's why he's become more willing to take risks. "Whatever age you are, how happy you are and whatever you are as healthy, it can not guarantee. And I think it makes me want to take the risk to myself, 'said the British-born singer.

Jessie began her career singing in the world since 2005. At that time he launched his first song titled 'Do It Like a Dude'. "Music is my drug and it's the only drug that I want," said the owner's full name is Jessica Ellen Cornish.



Christmas Music Season and Celebrations

"Christmas album" redirects here. For other uses, see Christmas Album (disambiguation).
"Christmas song" redirects here. For the Mel Tormé composition, see The Christmas Song. For the Mannheim Steamroller album, see Christmas Song (album). For other uses, see Christmas Songs (disambiguation).
"Holiday Song" redirects here. For the Pixies song, see Come On Pilgrim.
Christmas music band performs at a California shopping mall (2008)

Christmas music comprises a variety of genres of music normally performed or heard around the Christmas season, which tends to begin in the months leading up the actual holiday and end in the weeks shortly thereafter.

Music was an early feature of the Christmas season and its celebrations. The earliest chants, litanies, and hymns were Latin works intended for use during the church liturgy, rather than popular songs. The 13th century saw the rise of the carol written in the vernacular, under the influence of Francis of Assisi.

In the Middle Ages, the English combined circle dances with singing and called them carols. Later, the word carol came to mean a song in which a religious topic is treated in a style that is familiar or festive. From Italy, it passed to France and Germany, and later to England. Christmas carols in English first appear in a 1426 work of John Audelay, a Shropshire priest and poet, who lists 25 "caroles of Cristemas", probably sung by groups of wassailers, who went from house to house.[1] Music in itself soon became one of the greatest tributes to Christmas, and Christmas music includes some of the noblest compositions of the great musicians.



Rara is a form of Festival Music Photos

Originating in Haïti, rara is a form of festival music used for street processions, typically during Easter Week. The music centers on a set of cylindrical bamboo trumpets called vaksen (which may also be made of metal pipes), but also features drums, maracas, güiras or güiros (a percussion instrument), and metal bells, as well as sometimes also cylindrical metal trumpets which are made from recycled metal, often coffee cans. The vaksen-s perform repeating patterns in hocket and often strike their instruments rhythmically with a stick while blowing into them. In the modern day, standard trumpets and saxophones may also be used. The genre though predominantly Afro-based has some Taino Amerindian elements to it such as the use of güiros and maracas.
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The songs are always performed in Haitian Kreyòl and typically celebrate the African ancestry of the Afro-Haïtian masses. Vodou is often implemented through the procession. The genre was imported to the Dominican Republic and is now an integral part of the Afro-Dominican music scene, where it is known colloquially as Gaga. In the Dominican Republic, the music is often played by the Afro-Dominican population as a cultural tribute to their African ancestors in the same manner as their counterparts in Haiti. Rara in Haiti is often used for political purposes, with candidates commissioning songs praising them and their campaigns. Rara lyrics also often address difficult issues, such as political oppression or poverty. Consequently, rara groups and other musicians have been banned from performing and even forced into exile—most notably, folk singer Manno Charlemagne who later returned to Haïti and was elected mayor of Port-au-Prince in the 1990s.

Rara performances are often performed while marching, and are often accompanied by twirlers employing metal batons. Performances generally begin on Ash Wednesday and culminate at Easter Weekend.

"The Rara festival most likely developed during the period of colonial slavery, when enslaved Africans and Afro-Creoles in the colony of Saint-Domingue were said to parade with drums and instruments on Easter Sunday. There is also some evidence that troupes of maroons marched with drummers, horns, and singers, similarly to Rara.




Lindsay Lohan Early Life and Leaked PHOTOS

Lindsay Lohan born July 2, 1986)[2] is an American actress, pop singer and model. She began her career as a child fashion model before making her motion picture debut in Disney's 1998 remake of The Parent Trap at the age of 11. Lohan gained further fame between 2003 and 2005 with leading roles in the films Freaky Friday, Mean Girls and Herbie: Fully Loaded, subsequently appearing in independent films including Robert Altman's A Prairie Home Companion and Emilio Estevez's Bobby.

Her career was interrupted in 2007 as two driving under the influence (DUI) incidents and three visits to rehabilitation facilities led to the loss of several movie deals. Resuming her career, she guest starred in the TV series Ugly Betty in 2008, starred in the 2009 comedy Labor Pains, and appeared in Robert Rodriguez's Machete in 2010. Lohan launched a second career in pop music in 2004 with the album Speak and followed up with A Little More Personal (Raw) in 2005. She has attracted significant publicity, particularly surrounding her personal life.

Lohan was in New York City and grew up in Merrick and Cold Spring Harbor on Long Island, New York. She is the eldest child of Donata "Dina" (née Sullivan) and Michael Lohan. Lindsay has three younger siblings, all of whom have been models or actors: Michael Jr. (who appeared with Lindsay in The Parent Trap), Aliana "Ali", and Dakota "Cody", the youngest Lohan child. Lohan is of Irish and Italian heritage and was raised as a Catholic. Her maternal family were "well known Irish Catholic stalwarts" and her great-grandfather, John L. Sullivan, was a co-founder of the Pro-life Party in Long Island. Lohan attended Cold Spring Harbor High School, where she did well in science and mathematics, until grade 11, when she started homeschooling.

Lohan's parents have a turbulent history. They married in 1985, separated when she was three, and later reunited.They separated again in 2005 and finalized their divorce in 2007. Her father, Michael, is a former Wall Street trader who has been in trouble with the law on several occasions, while her mother, Dina, is a former singer and dancer.






Chitrangada from Salsa Sequence

From hollywood.com,  As part of a song in next week’s release, Desi Boyz, actor Chitrangda Singh has put on her dancing shoes for a glamorous salsa sequence.

Ask the actor about it and she says, “I really enjoyed it because I’ve always loved dancing. In the salsa musical portion, my outing will be almost like a professional salsa dancer.” She adds, “In fact, I had to train in salsa for a week to perform, otherwise it would have looked fake and clumsy.

Interestingly, designer-stylist Rick Roy had created Chitrangda’s dress for the sequence, overnight. “Yes, it was readied beforehand but it wasn’t looking very good, so I called up Rick and asked him to create a glam dress for me overnight,” she informs.

Although Rick was busy with something else, Chitrangda gave him a couple of references. “And ultimately, he came up with a beautiful dress in dull gold hue. It only adds to the entire salsa experience,” says the actor. “It was quite a heavy dress with lot of metal tassels attached to it, but I felt really good in it,” says Chitrangda with a smile.

The Yeh Saali Zindagi actor is happy that her look in Desi Boyz is completely different from her past films. “I don’t believe in any image because it gets staid to work in similar movies. And as an actor, I would like to experiment with all kind of roles,” says Chitrangda, who is also going to be seen in an item number in filmmaker Shirish Kunder’s Joker.



Jennifer Lopez’s performance American Music Awards 2011

The American Music Awards lack the gravitas of the Grammys and the edgy absurdity of the MTV Video Music Awards. They’re your middle of the road, not terribly important, let’s-chuck-this-on-TV-right-before-Thanksgiving awards show.

But this year’s ceremony, broadcast from L.A. on Sunday night, managed to deliver a handful of bizarre sights, enough to keep us almost mildly interested while we flipped back and forth between the AMAs and the ”Walking Dead.” Almost.

Here are the five weirdest moments from the decidedly bloated three-hour event.

The show’s opening performance teamed Minaj with David Guetta and a set design dominated by speaker imagery. In keeping with that motif, Minaj wore a speaker-themed outfit, complete with faux amplification on her chest and each of her butt cheeks. Call me crazy, but I really can’t see this look going mainstream, even if every office in America institutes Casual, Butt Speaker-Wearing Fridays.

Jennifer Lopez’s performance/Fiat commercial , J. Lo’s rendition of “Papi” essentially recreated her Fiat commercial, even going so far as to bring an actual Fiat onstage to serve as a backdrop while Lopez stripped down to a nude body suit with sparkles that covered all the necessary areas. Personally, I found the gratuitous promotion of Fiat far more offensive than the pseudo-nudity. And I was not alone.


Metallica at Bangalore's Palace Grounds

From bollywood.com,  Metallica's Delhi performance was cancelled at the last moment due to 'technical reasons.' But it was widely believed that the show was canned because the stage setup didn't meet the band's requirements after they inspected it before the performance.

So what's the real story behind the fiasco? "We have already released a statement on the same and would not like to comment beyond that," says drummer Lars Ulrich, when asked.

Two days later on October 30, Metallica finally played to 40,000 delirious fans at Bangalore's Palace Grounds. Says lead vocalist and guitarist James Hetfield, "It was an awesome experience to have played here to a wonderful audience. It was overwhelming to receive lots of love and support from the fans."

Lars adds, "We would love to visit India again. I guess that says it all." Metallica had performed in the country as part of their promotions for their album, Lulu, which was released in September. The band has collaborated with rock singer, Lou Reed on this project.

"Two years ago in Madison Square Garden, the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame was throwing a 25th year celebratory bash. They had actually asked us if we would host a segment. Our job was to find other artistes to perform and collaborate with. On top of that list was an obvious choice, Lou Reed, whom I think is kind of a solo version of Metallica. We've always seen a lot of the band in Lou, and just felt that that was the most obvious place to start," says Lars.

Till date, Lulu, has received the worst critical reception for any Metallica album in recent years. So, do such bad reviews affect the heavy-metal veterans? Says Lars, "We have read a lot of reviews. They were quite interesting, as people haven't focused on what the album really is." James points out, "Anyway the album is very special to us and we had a fantastic experience recording it."



Shakira Shaking Her Hips

Shakira, this is stuff you'd surely want to live 80 years for. A R100cr party that runs for five days, Shakira shaking her hips, a 2.5-crore film made on you, and 500 celebrity guests to cheer you on.

And these are just a few of the highlights from DLF honcho KP Singh's birthday bash in Udaipur, Rajasthan. Held in the middle of lake Pichola at Jagmandir, the fiesta, which started on November 12, ended on Wednesday with a brunch.

But, it was Colombian pop sensation Shakira who stole the limelight as she gyrated to hits such as Hips don't lie, Waka Waka, Whenever Wherever and She Wolf for half an hour at the evening gala on Tuesday night, hosted by actor Kabir Bedi.

"Namashkar," said Shakira before starting. She wore a golden bindi, and said during the gig, "This is the second time I've come to Udaipur and I love it."

She also thanked guests with a "Shukriya" before bowing out. Birthday boy Singh couldn't resist shaking a leg with the beauty. "This is the first time I'm having a party like this and I am going to live long to have more have such celebrations," said Singh, dressed in a jet-black suit.

Pakistani singer Adnan Sami played the piano before the audience chivvied him for his first hit, Lift Kara De. "My God, this song would be a little out of place here but anyways," he said before singing. It is said that Shakira charged R18cr for her act while Sami took home R50 lakh.


Shakira has arrived in Udaipur

From Bollywood.com, Latin pop star Shakira has arrived in Udaipur today and is likely to be one of the many stars to perform at the birthday bash of a real estate tycoon KP Singh on Tuesday, sources said.

Shakira, who is accompanied by her band members, reached the Lake City by a private charted plane around 8.30 p.m on Monday. Hundreds of fans gathered at the airport to meet her, but due to tight security, they had to satisfy themselves with a few glimpses of the star who came dressed in a black jeans and a blue T-shirt.

"As soon as I came to know about Shakira's arrival, I drove 10 kilometers to have a glimpse of her, but I was disappointed when she was taken away like that," said Rajeev Sharma, a fan.

From the airport, she was taken to the Hotel Udaivilas. This is 34-year-old singer's second visit -- she was here in 2007 for a concert.

"She will have lunch at Lake Palace and then will rehearse for the performance at the birthday party of KP Singh," a source told IANS.

Shakira, who was appointed the Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF in 2003, is also likely to meet teenaged girls in the State Institute for Educational Training and Research (SIERT) on Tuesday. She will speak with the girls on issue concerning them.

The presence of Shakira has caused a sensation in the town, about 405 kilometers from state capital Jaipur, with people trying to see her perform live.

Many top Bollywood stars including Shah Rukh Khan are likely to arrive here by the evening.

The singer is known for Hips don't lie, Waka Waka and She Wolf.



Ranbir Kapoor Jordan from Rockstar

Actor Ranbir Kapoor is excited about completing his four years in Bollywood with his eighth release, Rockstar. His debut movie, Saawariya, opened at the box office in November 2007.

Talking about his fourth anniversary in the industry, the Kapoor scion says, "I am happy to have completed four years in the industry. I feel the journey has just begun."

So, which is the most important lesson he has learnt over the years? "The most important lesson I have learnt is not to let news or views of people distract me. At the end of the days it's your work that counts and makes you respected as an actor."

Kapoor says that earlier Sid from his movie, Wake Up Sid, was his favourite role but but now it is Janardan/Jordan from Rockstar. Does he relate to the Janardan's journey? "I wish nobody has to go through the tragedy and heartbreak that Janardan goes through in the film. Everybody has their share of trials and heartbreaks. I too have had them and I believe they make an artist stronger." He also does not let the Kapoor tag bog him down. "I I am an actor first, not a star. I compete only with myself," he says. (Reference from : bollywood.com).

Ranbir Kapoor born 28 September 1982 is an Indian actor who appears in Bollywood movies. Making his acting debut in the 2007 film Saawariya, for which he won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut, Kapoor went on to earn critical praise for his performance in Wake Up Sid (2009). He later appeared in the commercially successful romantic comedy Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (2009) and the multi-starrer drama Raajneeti (2010), which is his biggest commercial success to date.

Kapoor, the son of actors Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh, was born into a family of Hindu Punjabi origin; his sister is Riddhima Kapoor Sahni. He is the grandson of actor and filmmaker Raj Kapoor, great grandson of Prithviraj Kapoor and nephew of actors Randhir Kapoor and Rajiv Kapoor. As a child, Kapoor studied at Bombay Scottish School in Mahim, Mumbai and went on to pursue method acting at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York.



Taylor Swift Still HOT Photos

Taylor Swift was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania and raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. She is the daughter of Andrea Gardner (née Finlay), a homemaker who previously worked in finance, and Scott Kingsley Swift, a stockbroker. Her maternal grandmother, Marjorie Finlay (née Moehlenkamp), was an opera singer. Swift has a younger brother, Austin. She grew up on a Christmas-tree farm.

When Swift was in fourth grade, she won a national poetry contest with a three-page poem, "Monster in My Closet". At the age of ten, a computer repairman showed her how to play three chords on a guitar, sparking her interest in learning the instrument. Afterwards, Swift wrote her first song, "Lucky You". When Swift was 12, she devoted an entire summer to writing a 350-page novel, which remains unpublished. She began writing songs regularly and used it as an outlet to help her with her pain from not fitting in at school. Swift was a victim of bullying, and spent her time writing songs to express her emotions. She also started performing at local karaoke contests, festivals, and fairs.

Swift began to regularly visit Nashville, Tennessee, and work with local songwriters. When she was 14, her family relocated to Nashville. Her first major show was a well-received performance at the Bloomsburg Fair. In Tennessee, Swift attended Hendersonville High School, but was subsequently homeschooled for her junior and senior years. In 2008, she earned her high school diploma.

Swift's greatest musical influence is Shania Twain. Her other influences include LeAnn Rimes, Tina Turner, Dolly Parton, and Swift's grandmother. Although her grandmother was a professional opera singer, Swift's tastes always leaned more toward country music. In her younger years, she developed a love for Patsy Cline and Dolly Parton. She also credits the Dixie Chicks for demonstrating the impact that one can have by "stretching boundaries".
 

 


The 2011 Much Music Video Awards

The 2011 Much Music Video Awards was held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at MuchMusic's headquarters on June 19, 2011. The awards were aired on MuchMusic, CP24, E!, MuchHD and Fuse. Along with the MuchMusic VJ's, it was confirmed on the MuchMusic website that Selena Gomez will host the show. Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber tied for the most awards won with 2 each.

Nominees for the People's Choice awards were announced in early May 2011. One "wildcard" nominee will be chosen in each of the "UR Fave" award categories (as voted by the Much Music viewers).



The following 2011 award-winning artists have also taken home Tuis in previous years (since 2007):

Brooke Fraser

2009 VNZMAs – Jointly won International Achievement Award with Ladyhawke

2007 VNZMAs – Won Radio Airplay Record of the Year for “Deciphering Me” and Highest Selling NZ Album

Tiki Taane

2009 VNZMAs – won Radio Airplay Record of the Year for “Always on My Mind”

2008 VNZMAs – won Best Aotearoa Roots Album

Ladi6

2009 VNZMAs – won Best Urban / Hip Hop Album

Stan Walker

2010 VNZMAs – won Vodafone People’s Choice, Highest Selling NZ Single for “Black Box”, Radio Airplay Record of the Year for “Black Box” and International Achievement Award

Shihad

2008 VNZMAs – won Best Rock Album

2010 VNZMAs – awarded the New Zealand Herald Legacy Award


Lady Gaga Things you don't know

Lady Gaga Things you don't know  - When international pop queen Lady Gaga was in Delhi earlier this week, she gorged on chicken tikka spring roll and masala raita, gifted a bottled of her un-launched perfume and even left funds for the Naz Foundation.

The 25-year-old American star, who was staying at the Taj Mahal Hotel’s Rajput Presidential suite, also asked for special fitness equipment to be placed in her suite for her stay.

What’s more, she bonded closely with the hotel’s butler and spa therapist. So much so that she decided to wear a sari for a social appearance after the butler, Ananya, suggested that she do so. She expressed a desire to see the Taj Mahal in Agra, to which the lady butler brought a miniature replica of the monument along with a write-up on it.

Lady Gaga also spoke about her involvement with charitable activities concerning orphans. Since she was short of time, she requested Ananya to donate proceeds on her behalf to Naz Foundation in Delhi, which is home to 30 orphans affected with HIV AIDS. Touched by the hospitality extended, she also gifted her a designer ‘Lady Gaga’ perfume which is yet to be launched in the market.

Gaga was also impressed by the Indian spa therapies she indulged in, during her stay. “I have never got such an incredible body Massage in US,” she said.

As for food, on her platter were continental and Indian specialty dishes like ‘Egg white purses stuffed with mixed vegetables flavoured with ginger, grilled vegetable skewers, turkey ham and tomato panini with masala raita, Kamut spaghetti in arabiata sauce with vegetables, Sprouted Tortilla Wraps with Turkey Bacon, Chick pea fritters, Chicken tikka spring roll, crafted by the hotel’s chef Amit Chowdhary in tandem with the Lady’s personal chef. (from Bollywood.com).


Justin Response Pregnancy Yeater

Justin Response Pregnancy  Yeater - Canadian teen singer, Justin Bieber, appeared on twitter fans after being accused of impregnating 20-year-old woman, Mariah Yeater.

In a twitter account, @ justinbieber, he wrote a message addressed to his fans. He said, would ignore these rumors danberkonsentrasi on her music career.

"So Im going to ignore the rumors ... and focus on what is real. And opportunity to help by doing what i love. Judge me on the music! Love yall, "Bieber said as quoted by the Daily Mail page.

Previously, Bieber spokesman has also denied the fans. They will even file a lawsuit back to the Yeater for spreading allegations that there was no proof.

"For a while we have not seen the lawsuit. It's sad, someone had concocted the story dangerous, defamatory and proven false. We will make efforts to defend and protect the law of Justin against these accusations," the spokesman said Bieber as written in the Radar website.

Yeater indeed had made a horrendous news. In a written statement, in detail he also tells of his meeting with his idol on a paper and submitted to the court in Los Angeles.

Even have been the first widely circulated photo of the 3-month-old infant who had been born by a woman from California. Yeater was admitted to U.S. magazine Star, that the baby's father is Justin Bieber.

In the cover of U.S. magazine Star Yeater was also depicted along with his son, Anthony Tristyn Markhouse Yeater, who was born on July 6, 2011. Yeater has sued the teen pop star to court October 31.

Yeater Bieber immediately requested that a DNA test to prove his allegations true. In a statement sent to the court of law of California, also vowed Yeater said that Bieber had had sex with her October 25 last year, when he was 19 after a concert at the LA Staples Center.

According to U.S. website Radar Online, Yeater said to a judge, "When I later realized I was pregnant with Justin Bieber, I tried to contact him through his representatives, but no one has ever called me back."

"On July 6, 2011, I gave birth to a baby boy. It was exactly 36 weeks 2 days after sexual contact with Justin Bieber. I believe that Justin Bieber is actually the father of my baby," Yeater said.



Justin Bieber Impregnates Mariah Yeater

Justin Bieber Impregnates Mariah Yeater - Mariah Yeater, a woman from California who claimed to have impregnated teen pop star Justin Bieber increasingly popular. After accusing girlfriend Selena Gomez is the father of her baby, now photos of 20-year-old woman began to circulate.
 
Various poses extreme Yeater also widely circulated. As published in the Daily Mail website, Yeater posing with his face close-up image display with a ponytail and showed three piercings in her lip and a pierced nose.
 
Yeater also like a superstar posing showing off the back is decorated with two ribbons butterfly tattoos. He also showed a picture of her naked breasts with his hands, closing. There were clearly visible, there are two more star-shaped tattoo on both sides of her hips.
 
However, there is a photograph showing the face of sweet, innocent Mariah Yeater. The photo was taken from the yearbook's Yeater in 2006. Some other photos also show the face irritated and cheerful face Yeater.
 
Once the accused has to impregnate Bieber, now, Yeater touted as Beliebers (call for Bieber fans) are very dangerous for the continuation of Bieber's career. Because of the charge, the reputation of a music career a Canadian teen pop singer threatened even this is broken.
 
Previously, bluntly accusing Justin Yeater had sexual intercourse with a brief 30 seconds without a condom in a place behind the stage. At that time, Bieber was doing a concert in Los Angeles.
 
Bieber fans, known as Beliebers-reacted badly to this news. In fact, due to these allegations, Yeater threatened with death by some fanatical fans Bieber.
 
Through twitter accounts, one is also threatens Yeater Bieber fans by writing, "'I Could kill this b ****, She really messes with my baby! Sooo SHE IS DEAD. "



Scarlett Johansson Still HOT Photos Leaked

Scarlett Johansson (born November 22, 1984) is an American actress, model and singer.

Johansson made her film debut in North (1994) and was later nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead for her performance in Manny & Lo (1996). She rose to further prominence with her roles in The Horse Whisperer (1998) and Ghost World (2001). She transitioned to adult roles with her performances in Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003) and Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation (2003), for which she won a BAFTA award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Both films earned her Golden Globe Award nominations.

A role in A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004) earned Johannson a third Golden Globe for Best Actress nomination. Johansson garnered another Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress with her role in Woody Allen's Match Point (2005). She went on to star in two further Allen movies: Scoop (2006) and Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008). Johansson has appeared in other successful films, such as Christopher Nolan's The Prestige (2006) and the summer blockbuster Iron Man 2 (2010)

The 2010 Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge gave Johannson some of her best reviews for her acting, and she received a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play. On May 20, 2008, Johansson debuted as a vocalist on her first album, Anywhere I Lay My Head, which comprises mostly cover versions of Tom Waits songs. Her second album, Break Up, with Pete Yorn, was released in September 2009.


Amy Winehouse's Final Album 12 various tracks

Amy Winehouse's final album -- and first posthumous one -- will be released on Dec. 5.
Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures has been assembled by producers Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi, and will be comprised of 12 various tracks -- including ones Winehouse was working on at the time of her death on July 23 and previously unreleased songs. The duet between Tony Bennett and Winehouse, released in September, will also be featured.

The full tracklist is as follows:

- 'Our Day Will Come'
- 'Between The Cheats'
- 'Tears Dry'
- 'Wake Up Alone'
- 'Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow'
- 'Valerie'
- 'Like Smoke'
- 'The Girl From Ipanema'
- 'Halftime'
- 'Best Friends'
- 'Body & Soul'
- 'A Song For You'


Mali Music The 2Econd Coming

Mali Music - For general music from Mali, see Malian music. Mali Music is a 2002 album by musician Damon Albarn in collaboration with Malian musicians Afel Bocoum, Toumani Diabaté & Friends, and also featuring a cameo from Ko Kan Ko Sata.


    1.   Spoons
    2.   Bamako City
    3.   Le Relax
    4.   Nabintou Diakité (live recording)
    5.   Makelekele
    6.   The Djembe
    7.   Tennessee Hotel
    8.   Niger
    9.   4AM at Toumani's
    10. Institut National Des Arts
    11. Kela Village
    12. Griot Village
    13. Le Hogon
    14. Sunset Coming On
    15. Ko Kan Ko Sata Doumbia on River
    16. Les Escrocs






Full Album "The 2Econd Coming"


Justin Bieber and Mariah Carey All I Want For Christmas

Justin Bieber and Mariah Carey All I Want For Christmas - When the temperature starts to plummet and you know a long, cold winter is on its way. Normally I try to live in denial that this chilly change is even happening until mid-November, but when the weather becomes unavoidable (like now), I listen to Christmas music as a way to get me in the holiday spirit. Luckily, Justin Bieber sensed my need for early merriment and decided to finally premiere his remix with Mariah Carey of her hit song "All I Want For Christmas." This song, of course, will be on his Christmas album, Under The Mistletoe, along with his newly released single "Mistletoe." The teen heartthrob previously expressed to Access Hollywood his joy to be working with Mariah, saying, “I was very honored. I really wanted to do the song… I couldn’t do it better than her. To have her on the song with me is like, yea, it gives me the stamp."
 
While the song is definitely still amazing, I didn't really notice much of difference from the original track -- other than the fact that Bieber sings some of the lyrics. The melody, the tone, everything seems pretty much the same, which surprises me since I thought the teen idol would want to change it up and make it his own, unique version. But it's still definitely not lacking in that feel-good Christmas sensation, so if you're struggling to fight those winter blues, give this a listen to help brighten your day.


Justin Bieber Launching the album title Believe

Success with the first album, 'My World 2.0', Canadian singer, Justin Bieber, will again kicked off the world music industry by launching the album in 2012. On his new album, titled 'Believe' is, Bieber took two renowned musicians from the United States (U.S.) and Canada.

Two musicians are Kanye West and Drake. "I worked with a lot of cool people. I worked with Kanye. Drake (too) will work on the album with me," Bieber said.

Statement girlfriend Selena Gomez was dismissed rumors that mention that the 17-year-old singer was reluctant to cooperate with the West. Bieber reportedly reluctant to cooperate with the West because of fear it will damage the rapper's good image.

Meanwhile, singer Drake's name has long been associated with Bieber because they both come from Canada. Both Bieber and Drake are also often cast compliment each other and often say that they are very happy if one day could work together.

Although the album title was revealed to the public, but there has been no official announcement regarding the release date. Bieber's manager, Scooter Braun, just revealed, the album 'Believe' will be out in the summer of 2012. On the other hand, Bieber will launch a new Christmas album titled 'Under the Mistletoe' end of the year 2011.


Britney Spears new leaked music video Criminal

Britney Spears’ new Criminal video has premiered, allowing the public to finally see for themselves what all the fuss was about.

Spears strips naked with her real life boyfriend, Jason Trawick, in a steamy shower sex scene for the controversial video for her latest release single, Criminal, which was filmed in Hackney, East London.

In the mini movie, Trawick saves Britney from her violent boyfriend. She then drives off with him on his motorcycle, bonks him, and robs a corner shop brandishing a (replica) gun (in that order).

The video ends with armed police tracing the wanted pair to an apartment before opening fire on them.

Britney landed in hot water with politicians when shooting the Criminal video, as it was in the wake of the London riots. They berated her for supposedly glamourising gun crime.

MP Diane Abbot was enraged to see Spears running around with a fake gun.

“It is only a music video but it's images like this, with pop stars glamorising gangs, which means that some young people... get drawn in. Britney should really know better,” Abbot said.

Councillor Ian Rathbone, of the Hackney Council, said: "I think she should apologise and make a sizeable donation to a Hackney charity that deals with young people for the rudeness and damage she's done to this community."

But Britney’s management hit back, insisting the video was dreamed up long before the riots.

A statement read, “The video is a fantasy story featuring Britney's boyfriend Jason Trawick, which literally plays out the lyrics of a song written three years before the riots ever happened.”

In any case, the video has been a hit with fans. Twitter user, Jonathan Nathanial posted “So impressed”.

Another Twitter user, Ana, wrote: “But Mama I'm in love with a criminal, and this type of love isn't rational, it's physical" Go Britneyyyyy!”


Lady Gaga Reportedly Turned into a Man

Lady Gaga Eccentric singer,  Gaga re-create the sensation. Singer of 'Poker Face' is transformed into a man at the MTV Video Music Awards held in Los Angeles on Sunday night, August 28, 2011 local time.

As rumored, Gaga dress complete with short hair, a white colored shirt, and jacket and pants, typical of Adam. At the initial appearance, he introduced himself by name Jo Calderone.

"Lady Gaga? He left me," he said.

The singer who used to look "weird" it looked permeates his character as a man, puffing a cigarette. After saying a few words, Gaga was sitting on the piano and start singing 'You and I'. Soon the Queen guitarist, Brian May, appeared on stage and join him.





Britney Spears new album Femme Fatale

Britney Spears new album Femme Fatale - One of the album that became the center of the talks and is expected to penetrate a very high number is the 'Femme Fatale'. This is the pop singer's latest album, Britney Spears. His seventh album is not expected to tow the success of previous albums.

Produced by Max Martin and Dr. Luke, Spears has followed his love of listening to Zeitgeist in dance music today. This album was created with pleasant melodies and sometimes create tension. However, it is expected to provide satisfaction for the fans, both old and new fans with two children.

Fortunately, Spears could be himself according to the distinctive character. He was not trying to be another artist who also 'Femme' like Lady Gaga, Madonna, and so on. Britney's voice remains distinctive and unique, almost no imitation. Any person who listened to his songs, can instantly recognize it is Spears.

The execution of this album is full of shades of electronic, simple enough, but does not reduce the greatness of the star. On the first single, 'Hold It Against Me', Spears' voice blends smoothly with the character of a typical pop.

However, there is little instrument which can be identified in the songs Spears this time. In other words, for those who like Arcade Fire album, 'The Suburbs' which won Album of the Year Grammy Awards 2011, will not select an album to a Britney-7 as a reference to your favorite music.

The second single, 'Till The World Ends' is the greatest song ever released in his career for 13 years. In this album, he dared to break away from the trend as it does on several tracks 2007 album, 'Blackout'. Spears songs did not return stale and out of the mainstream.

Additional songs that stand out and very fun if you heard on the radio is 'I Want to Go' will likely be the third single and rather low-tempo song, 'Gasoline'. "How I Roll 'in this album into electronic song that is light, fun, and make happy.

So did the song 'Trouble for Me' which has a dark tone with a touch attractive and sexy. Both can be used as a song to take to bed. Some songs in this album, Spears also collaborated with other singers, such as "Drop Dead) Beautiful 'together Sabi and' Big Fat Bass' with Will.i.am.

"Britney may not be able to achieve his goals high in the world of astronomy, but with his album Femme Fetale this time, will further his career skyrocketed as a star," said Jeremy Blacklow, observer U.S. music.


Justin Bieber Is Coming New Song and Video

Santa Claus is coming to town – and this year, he’s getting a little help from Justin Bieber, Aardman Animations, and Sony Pictures Animation. When Arthur Christmas, the 3D, CG-animated movie from Aardman for Sony Pictures Animation and Columbia Pictures, rolls into theaters on November 23rd, Bieber’s rendition of “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town,” from his new Christmas album “Under The Mistletoe,” will play over the end credits. In addition, Before the movie, moviegoers will see the exclusive music video for the song, which will premiere in theaters only with Arthur Christmas. The video will be inspired by the movie and feature footage from the film.

In addition, the album’s debut single, “Mistletoe,” will be heard in select TV spots for Arthur Christmas. Bieber’s holiday album, “Under The Mistletoe,” is a seasonal mix of traditional Christmas standards with newly-penned holiday music largely co-written by Justin. The CD is available everywhere November 1st.

Commenting on the announcement, Lia Vollack, President, Worldwide Music for Sony Pictures, said, “It was important to us to have a song that connected with the film’s themes – and you couldn’t ask for a better match than ‘Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town’ – but our choice was about much more than that. We saw an opportunity to give our moviegoers a tremendous added value with a brand-new music video premiering in theaters. We had a great experience working with Justin on The Karate Kid, so we’re thrilled to be working with him again and premiering his new video with our movie – it’s a perfect fit for our movie’s core audience.”

The 3D, CG-animated family comedy Arthur Christmas, an Aardman production for Sony Pictures Animation, at last reveals the incredible, never-before-seen answer to every child's question: “So how does Santa deliver al. (Reference : .justinbiebermusic.com).


Music Midtown was a Large Music Festival

Music Midtown was a large music festival held in Atlanta, Georgia from 1994 to 2005. It is once again resurrected for 2011.

The festival ran on one weekend each year from 1994 to 2005. The event drew in excess of 300,000 attendees per year during its peak years. Music Midtown started as a two-day event with three stages. It later grew to three-day event. During the years that Music Midtown had a three-day run, the event had six main stages, each typically were sponsored by a local radio station that were used to present dozens of bands playing a wide variety of musical genres.

Promoters placed the festival on hiatus in 2006 which ran through 2010. This was due to a decline in attendance and rising expenses after the 2005 Music Midtown.

On July 6, 2011, it was announced that Music Midtown would return for 2011. This incarnation will only be a one-day event with only two stages.



Caloundra Music Festival at Kings Beach

Caloundra Music Festival, Empire of the Sun, Missy Higgins and ICEHOUSE will headline a stellar line-up at this year’s Caloundra Music Festival at Kings Beach, 7 to 9 October 2011.

Little Red, Bluejuice, Baby Animals, Thirsty Merc, The Jezabels, Tex Perkins, Diesel and Richard Clapton also head up a who’s who of the Australian Music Industry at the annual festival of ‘sun, surf and soul’.

Fans who have been wondering how the festival would match last year’s performance by Powderfinger can now stop guessing.

Festival Director Richie Eyles said that this year’s festival has something for everyone.

“There are big names that will appeal to both the young and young at heart,” he said.

“A couple of acts making long awaited returns to the stage and a few up and coming stars as well as an awesome line-up of quality internationals.”

Well known international act ICEHOUSE said they were extremely flattered to be asked to appear at the Festival.

“Having played only very few shows over the past few years, to be included in such a great lineup of talent is an honour and a privilege,” Iva Davies said.

“We're looking forward to getting there and performing the songs which our fans and friends have made hits - plenty for everyone to sing along to."

International acts performing at the festival include Tower of Power, Booker T, Allen Toussaint, Jon Cleary and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band.

“These acts are absolute legends in their fields of soul, blues, jazz, funk and R&B, and are a real coup for the festival. Tower of Power, for instance have never performed in Australia before, and Caloundra will be their only Australian performance,” Eyles said.
 
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The word Halloween History and free music

Halloween, Historian Nicholas Rogers, exploring the origins of Halloween, notes that while "some folklorists have detected its origins in the Roman feast of Pomona, the goddess of fruits and seeds, or in the festival of the dead called Parentalia, it is more typically linked to the Celtic festival of Samhain, whose original spelling was Samuin (pronounced sow-an or sow-in)". The name of the festival historically kept by the Gaels and celts in the British Isles which is derived from Old Irish and means roughly "summer's end".

The word Halloween is first attested in the 16th century and represents a Scottish variant of the fuller All-Hallows-Even ("evening"), that is, the night before All Hallows Day.  Although the phrase All Hallows is found in Old English (ealra hālgena mæssedæg, mass-day of all saints), All-Hallows-Even is itself not attested until 1556.

Development of artifacts and symbols associated with Halloween formed over time. For instance, the carving of jack-o'-lanterns springs from the souling custom of carving turnips into lanterns as a way of remembering the souls held in purgatory. The turnip has traditionally been used in Ireland and Scotland at Halloween,  but immigrants to North America used the native pumpkin, which are both readily available and much larger – making them easier to carve than turnips. The American tradition of carving pumpkins is recorded in 1837   and was originally associated with harvest time in general, not becoming specifically associated with Halloween until the mid-to-late 19th century.

The imagery of Halloween is derived from many sources, including national customs, works of Gothic and horror literature (such as the novels Frankenstein and Dracula), and classic horror films (such as Frankenstein and The Mummy). Among the earliest works on the subject of Halloween is from Scottish poet John Mayne in 1780, who made note of pranks at Halloween; "What fearfu' pranks ensue!", as well as the supernatural associated with the night, "Bogies" (ghosts), influencing Robert Burns' Halloween 1785. Elements of the autumn season, such as pumpkins, corn husks, and scarecrows, are also prevalent. Homes are often decorated with these types of symbols around Halloween.

Halloween imagery includes themes of death, evil, the occult, or mythical monsters.  Black and orange are the holiday's traditional colors.

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The Official Lux Music Video on Dance Moms

I swear that choosing a lead performer for the season finale music video on Dance Moms ended up being more drama than Destiny’s Child, The Supremes and the entire cast of Dreamgirls combined.

Shrinky dink any of those famous battling girl groups down to grade school size, totally rat up their hair, put on a thicker coat of lip gloss and some age inappropriate outfits…and there you go.

Maddie thought she’d get it. Brooke was too…well, too Brooke to get it. It’s been well documented that Nia was way to fierce to get it. And everyone else just didn’t get it.

Period.

So that left Chloe to steal the show and out lip synch and out dance “up and coming” (whatever that really means…) star Lux.

You go, girl.

As a thanks to the gazillion people who’ve jumped on the site this month and have been asking…here you go.

Winning? It’s Like Summer. Only waaaaay better. (Reference from : danthatscool.com).

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Madonna Still HOT Photos

Madonna Still HOT Photos, A document that appears to be a draft of the itinerary for Madonna's upcoming tour has leaked onto the Internet!
 
According to the itinerary, Madge's tour will start in New Zealand on Mar 31, 2012, and from there it will head to Australia, Singapore, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, UAE, Israel, and then Europe & North America!!!!
 
It also appears that China, the Philippines, and Taiwan are still in negotiations for potential tour dates.
A source has said that more shows will be announced early next year for Latin America, and that Madonna will probably visit South Africa next October.
 
DrownedMadonna.com received an interesting email from an unconfirmed insider. Apparently the itinerary of Madonna's next tour will be revealed at a press conference to be held on Monday, October 31st. What we have been sent is also a likely first tour itinerary draft.
 
According to the anonymous source, Live Nation is still negotiating with China. The source says Chinese authorities want to know what songs Madonna will perform and have also sent a list of songs Madonna is not allowed to sing in China. Among them "Material Girl" and "Erotica." Madonna would really like to perform in China.
 
If the first itinerary draft - which is shown below - is genuine, the tour would start in New Zeland on March 31, 2012. Next it would stop in Australia, Singapore, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, UAE and Israel. Besides China, apparently there are also negotiations for the Philippines and Taiwan. The next leg would move to Europe and then to North America. Also note that according to this unconfirmed itinerary draft, Europe this time has both arenas and stadiums, the USA is all stadiums (the opposite of "Sticky and Sweet").








Jagjit Singh made ​​his Music for the film Bandook

Around three weeks before he suffered a brain haemorrhage and was admitted to Lilavati Hospital on September 23, Jagjit Singh recorded his last song for Aditya Om’s film Bandook. Mrigtrishna Marusthal Ki, Chalti Ret Roop Dhaar Jal Ki… is written by Shivsagar and composed by Nikhil
Kamath.

“Bandook’s about crime and politics in UP seen through the rise to power of an MP. While I was working on the background score, I came across a situation that I felt required a song, reflecting the mental trauma of the hero,” reminisces Nikhil.

When Mrigtrishna… was ready, he sang it on the phone to the ghazal singer who had earlier rendered Koi Fariyaad Tere Dil Mein… under his baton for Tum Bin and Aisi Ankhen Nahin Dekhi… for Aapko Pehle Bhi Kahin Dekha Hai. “Jagjitji loved the lyrics that were in chaste Hindi and immediately agreed to sing the song,” says Nikhil. When he was told that they wouldn’t be able to pay him his market price, Jagjit assured the young composer, who as a boy used to play cricket in his compound, that he could pay him whatever he wanted.

After a day’s rehearsal he turned up at Kailash Kher’s studio around 4 pm and after telling Nikhil to put the track on loop, sang non-stop for five hours. “When we wrapped up at 9 pm, Jagjitji had given me 20 different mukhdas,” says Nikhil, recalling the singer cracking jokes, and ordering dinner for everyone at the recording.

Later, after the orchestration, Nikhil played the final track to him on the phone. “Five days before he fell ill, Jagjitji called and when we informed him that we’d picturised the song, he had asked for it to be screened,” says Nikhil. “But before we could oblige, he left us.”

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Music Beta by Google is an Online Music

Music Beta by Google (informally known as Google Music) is an online music streaming service that was announced on 10 May 2011 at the Google I/O conference. The service supports streaming music to desktop browsers and Android phones and tablets, or any other device that can use the Adobe Flash platform.

Initially, Music Beta will support storing of up to 20,000 songs for free, and Google has suggested that the service will offer a "generous" free package even after Beta. At launch the service is only available through invitation to US residents only. It does not currently support buying music, only uploading a user's own music for streaming purposes. Music Beta also allows for automatic caching for offline play on mobile devices.

According to the official Google blog, users "can use a feature called Instant Mix to create a playlist of songs that go well together." Music imported from iTunes will retain playlists as well.

Music Beta was first hinted at at the 2010 I/O Conference, where Google Senior Vice-President of Social Vic Gundotra showed a "Music" section of the Android Market that would allow users to download music through the market. In June 2010, a user discovered a logo that said "Google Music" on Google's servers, but it was later deleted.

Music purchasing features were absent when Music Beta launched in 2011. Jamie Rosenberg, the overseer of digital content and strategy for Google, told All Things Digital that "a couple of the major labels were less focused on the innovative vision that we put forward, and more interested in an unreasonable and unsustainable set of business terms," which led Google to make Music Beta a standalone streaming service. (Reference from : wikipedia.org).


Ultra Music Festival 2011 Music outdoor

Ultra Music Festival is an annual outdoor electronic music festival that occurs in March in the city of Miami usually during the annual Winter Music Conference. It is held in Downtown Miami in Bicentennial Park. It was a 1-day festival from 1999-2006, a 2-day festival from 2007-2010, and was a 3-day festival in 2011. It is one of the highest grossing music festivals in the world[citation needed]. In 2011, over 100,000 people attended the event. [1]
Ultra Music Festival was founded in 1999 by business partners Kevin Almeida and Joe Shmo. The first ever Ultra Music Festival was held as a one day event at the end of the Winter Music Conference in 1999 with performances by Rabbit in the Moon and DJ Baby Anne. The event was held on South Beach in Miami Beach, Florida, and was a major success. In March of 2000 the festival returned to South Beach as a one day event, the festival was met with even more success and was renewed immediately for a third year.

    Unlike previous years, UMF 2011 will not complement or conclude WMC due to scheduling and logistical difficulties explained by WMC organizers.[2]
    First 3 day festival; March 25, 26, 27
    Confirmed Artists:

Friday, March 25: Main Stage: Tiësto, Duran Duran, Pendulum (band), Erasure, Benny Benassi, Fedde Le Grand, Tinie Tempah, Dada Life, Dimitri Kneppers, Cato K. Live Stage: Röyksopp, Trentemøller, STS9, Carte Blanche, Designer Drugs, Mustard Pimp. Carl Cox & Friends: Carl Cox, Laurent Garnier, Loco Dice. Mid Park Tower: Avicii, Martin Solveig, Roger Sanchez, Chris Lake, Sidney Samson, Cedric Gervais, Funkagenda, Rodrigo Viera. Root Society Dome: Joachim Garraud, Jefr Tale, LA Riots, Harvard Bass, Stripe, Elite Force, Jelo, Rob G, Electric Soulside.

Saturday, March 26: Main Stage: deadmau5, Underworld, Armin Van Buuren, Kaskade, Afrojack, Avicii, Sander Kleinenberg (live), Hernan Cattaneo, Sunnery James/Ryan Marciano, Jerome Isma AE, Riotgear. Live Stage: Empire of the Sun, Cut Copy, Sasha (Vortek live), Boys Noize, Steve Aoki, Simian Mobile Disco (live), The Klaxons, Mr. Oizo, Bag Raiders, Conspirator. Carl Cox & Friends: Carl Cox, Moby, Fedde Le Grand, Joris Voorn, Yousef. Mid Park Tower: Rusko, Skream + Benga, Andy C & MC Q, NERO, Excision & Datsik, Feed Me, Goldie, Fresh, Netsky, Toddla T & Red Light. Roots Society Dome (Dirtybird Records Showcase): Claude Vonstroke, Justin Martin, J. Philip, Christian Martin, Worthy / Mowgli, Detroit Grand Pubahs, Elio Riso, Remo, Donald Glaude, Filthy Rich. UMF Radio Stage: Telekinetic Walrus, Flash Brothers, Noel Sanger, Damaged Goods, Goldfish Live, Jimmie Page, Afrobeta, Kinesis, Ideal & J-Break, George Morel, Heather Holiday, Eric Lobe, Jeff Thompson, Laura of Miami, DJ Indigo, James Nao

Sunday, March 27: Main Stage: The Chemical Brothers (live), David Guetta, Erick Morillo (live), Jessica Sutta, will.i.am, Laidback Luke, Wolfgang Gartner, Gui Boratto. Live Stage: Crystal Castles, The Disco Biscuits, MSTRKRFT, Chromeo, CSS, Fake Blood, Hybrid (live), Subfocus (live), !!!, Afrobeta. A State of Trance 500: Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, ATB, Gareth Emery, Sander Van Doorn, Alex M.O.R.P.H., Cosmic Gate, Marcus Schossow. Mid Park Tower: The Glitch Mob, Skrillex, The Gaslamp Killer, 12th Planet, Dieselboy, Super Mash Bros., Daedelus, Ed Rush & Optical, Drop The Lime/AC Slater, Kill The Noise, Plastician. Root Society Dome: Dada Life, Congorock, Alex Guadino, John Dahlback, Pleasurekraft, Steve Porter, Remady, Will Bailey, Hatiras, Lazy Rich.

The festival sold out months in advance and was attended by 150,000 people from over 70 different nations from around the world. These figures were announced from the main stage during the festival multiple times.






Bruno Mars Male Vocalist in Two Decades

From.iheartradio,  After working a string of behind-the-scenes jobs - including writing songs for Brandy, singing backup for the Sugababes, and impersonating Elvis - songwriter/producer Bruno Mars put his name on top of the charts in 2009 by co-writing Flo Rida's hit song "Right Round." One year later, he collaborated with rapper B.o.B on ôNothinÆ on Youö and co-wrote Travis McCoy's "Billionaire," both of which became Top Ten hits. Mars used that momentum to launch a solo career, quickly becoming the first male vocalist in two decades to crack the Top Ten with his first four singles.

Born Peter Hernandez in Honolulu, Hawaii, Mars kicked off his career at the age of four by fronting his uncleÆs band, becoming Oahu's youngest Elvis impersonator in the process. Ten years later, he was impersonating the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, as part of the Legends in Concert show. After graduating high school in 2003, he took his uncle's advice and moved to California to pursue a music career. After months of frustration, he met songwriter Phillip Lawrence, who convinced Mars to try his hand at writing songs for other artists. The two dubbed themselves the Smeezingtons and co-wrote ôLong Distance,ö which was recorded in 2008 by R&B singer Brandy. More offers arrived after that, and Mars and Lawrence scored their first number one hit in 2009, when they co-authored Flo Rida's international smash "Right Round."

By 2010, Mars seemed to be everywhere: singing alongside B.o.B on the chart-topping ôNothinÆ on You,ö co-writing Travie McCoy's ôBillionaire,ö and collaborating with Cee-Lo Green on the Grammy-nominated hit "F*ck You!" He also began issuing his own material, starting with the May 2010 release of his first EP, It's Better If You Don't Understand. Doo-Wops & Hooligans, Mars' full-length debut, appeared later that year and quickly produced a number one single, "Just the Way You Are." ~ David Jeffries & Andrew Leahey, Rovi


Kelly Clarkson The winner American Idol 2002

The winner of Fox TV's first American Idol competition during the summer of 2002, Kelly Clarkson went from an anonymous talent to a nationally known singer in a matter of months, performing for an audience of millions. One of the show's most naturally gifted singers, the affable Texan then went on to enjoy a successful pop career, with only Carrie Underwood rivaling her as American Idol's most commercial export.

Clarkson was born in Forth Worth and raised in Burleson, TX, and her vocal talents were discovered in seventh grade, when a music teacher heard her voice and urged Clarkson to join the school choir. After high school, she opted to skip college and went to Hollywood to make her name; she appeared as an extra on an episode of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, but no other opportunities materialized. Upon returning to Burleson, Clarkson worked at a movie theater, promoted Red Bull energy drinks, and ultimately worked as a cocktail waitress at a comedy club before entering the American Idol contest.

One of 10,000 aspiring singers, Clarkson distinguished herself not only with her big, surprisingly mature voice, but also with her down-to-earth charm and sense of humor; at one of her auditions, she switched places with judge Randy Jackson, who did an impromptu version of R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly." Over the course of the 13-week show, her consistently strong performances of songs like "Respect," "Natural Woman," "Stuff Like That There," and "Without You" earned Clarkson enough audience votes to claim one of the contest's two finalist positions. After singing "A Moment Like This" and "Before Your Love," both of which were written for the show, Clarkson won the American Idol contest with 58 percent of the audience's votes. In addition to the show's prize of one million dollars and a recording contract with RCA, Clarkson secured a deal with Creative Artists Agency and several bookings, including the national American Idol tour and a performance of the national anthem at the September 11 commemoration at Washington, D.C.'s Lincoln Memorial.

Despite her newfound fame, Clarkson opted to remain in Texas rather than move to New York or Los Angeles. Her first single, "A Moment Like This," was released just two weeks after she won the contest and quickly earned platinum sales. Clarkson's debut full-length, Thankful, was released in spring of 2003, just in time to coincide with the second season of American Idol (and right before the American Idol movie, From Justin to Kelly). Breakaway followed in late 2004 and was a huge success, selling over five million copies (making it the third best-selling album of 2005) and spawning the hit singles "Because of You," "Behind These Hazel Eyes," and the enormously popular "Since U Been Gone." That song and Breakaway earned Grammys for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album, respectively, at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards in early 2006. Clarkson continued her busy touring schedule into the summer and announced plans for her third album.

Clarkson released My December, the studio follow-up to Breakaway, in 2007. Notable as Clarkson's first foray into songwriting, My December featured a darker, more rock-oriented edge than its predecessor and even featured a guest appearance by punk icon bassist Mike Watt. However, label exec Clive Davis openly disapproved of the album's direction, claiming that it lacked the commercial appeal of Breakaway. A public feud ensued, and Clarkson was dealt another blow when poor ticket sales resulted in the cancellation of her upcoming tour. The leadoff single "Never Again" nevertheless became a Top Ten pop hit, and My December climbed its way to platinum status by the year's end.

Kelly Clarkson returned to the top of the charts in early 2009, when the sugary single "My Life Would Suck Without You" set a record for the largest leap to number one. Composed by songwriting vets Max Martin, Lukasz Gottwald, and Claude Kelly, the song also set the stage for her fourth album, All I Ever Wanted, whose pop-minded material was mostly produced by OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder. ~ Heather Phares, Rovi


American superstar Michael Jackson King of Pops

American superstar Michael Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana, on August 29, 1958, and entertained audiences nearly his entire life. His father, Joe Jackson, had been a guitarist but was forced to give up his musical ambitions following his marriage to Katherine (Scruse). Together they prodded their growing family's musical interests at home. By the early 1960s, the older boys Jackie, Tito and Jermaine had begun performing around the city; by 1964, Michael and Marlon had joined in.

A musical prodigy, Michael's singing and dancing talents were amazingly mature, and he soon became the dominant voice and focus of The Jackson 5. An opening act for such soul groups as the O-Jays and James Brown, it was Gladys Knight (not Diana Ross) who officially brought the group to Berry Gordy's attention, and by 1969, the boys were producing back-to-back chart-busting hits as Motown artists ("I Want You Back," "ABC," "Never Can Say Goodbye," "Got to Be There," etc.). As a product of the 1970s, the boys emerged as one of the most accomplished black pop/soul vocal groups in music history, successfully evolving from a group like The Temptations to a disco phenomenon.

Solo success for Michael was inevitable, and by the 1980s, he had become infinitely more popular than his brotherly group. Record sales consistently orbited, culminating in the biggest-selling album of all time, "Thriller" in 1982. A TV natural, he ventured rather uneasily into films, such as playing the Scarecrow in The Wiz (1978), but had much better luck with elaborate music videos.

In the 1990s, the downside as an 1980s pop phenomenon began to rear itself. Michael grew terribly child-like and introverted by his peerless celebrity. A rather timorous, androgynous figure to begin with, his physical appearance began to change drastically, and his behavior grew alarmingly bizarre, making him a consistent target for scandal-making, despite his numerous charitable acts. Two brief marriages -- one to Elvis Presley's daughter Lisa Marie Presley Lockwood -- were forged and two children produced by his second wife during that time, but the purposes behind them appeared image-oriented. Despite it all, Michael Jackson's passion and artistry as a singer, dancer, writer and businessman are unparalleled, and it is these prodigious talents that will ultimately prevail over the extremely negative aspects of his seriously troubled adult life.

For it all to end on June 25, 2009, with his sudden death at age 50 of a drug-induced cardiac arrest, just as he was coming out of a four-year reclusive period and rehearsing for a sold-out London concert "comeback" in July, seems uncommonly cruel and tragic. Millions upon millions of dedicated fans will remember where they were "the day Michael died".


Maher Zain is a Muslim Swedish R&B Singer

Maher Zain is a Muslim Swedish R&B Singer, Maher Zain (Arabic: ماهر زين‎; born March 16, 1981 in Tripoli, Lebanon) is a Muslim Swedish R&B singer, songwriter and music producer of Lebanese origin. His debut album Thank You Allah was released in 2009.

Maher Zain and his family moved to Sweden when he was eight years old. He completed his schooling there gaining a Bachelors degree in Aeronautical Engineering. After university he entered the music industry in Sweden and linked up with RedOne, the Moroccan born Swedish producer.

When RedOne moved to New York in 2006 Maher Zain followed soon after to continue his music industry career in the USA producing for artists such as Kat DeLuna. On a visit home to Sweden he became engaged once more with his Islamic faith and decided to move away from a career as a music producer to become a singer/songwriter of contemporary R&B music with a strong religious influence.

Breakthrough success and Thank You Allah

In January 2009, Maher Zain began working on an album with Awakening Records. His debut album was Thank You Allah, with 13 songs and two bonus tracks was released on 1 November 2009 with percussion versions and French versions of some tracks released shortly afterwards.

Zain and Awakening Records successfully used new media such as Facebook, YouTube and iTunes to promote tracks from the album.  In early 2010 his music very quickly gathered a huge online following in Arabic speaking and Islamic countries as well as among young Muslims in western countries.[8] By the end of 2010 he was the most Googled celebrity in Malaysia for that year. Malaysia is also the country where he has had the most commercial success. The album Thank You Allah received 8 Platinum awards from Warner Music Malaysia as the highest selling album of 2010. In 2011, Thank You Allah earned a double platinum award from Sony Music Indonesia.

Zain sings mainly in English but has released some of his most popular songs in other languages. The song "Insha Allah,”, for example, is now available in English, French, Arabic, Turkish, Malay and Indonesian versions. Another song, “Allahi Allah Kiya Karo” (“Continuously Saying Allah”), is sung in Urdu and features the Pakistan born Canadian singer Irfan Makki.

In March 2011, Maher Zain released "Freedom", a song inspired by the events and the actions of the people taking part in the Arab Spring. In July 2011 he featured on the cover of the UK Muslim lifestyle magazine Emel.

Zain was featured on Irfan Makki's track "I believe" from his debut studio album of the same name.[citation needed. (Reference : Wikipedia).

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Scarlett Johansson is an American Actress and Singer

Scarlett Johansson (born November 22, 1984) is an American actress and singer. Johansson made her film debut in North (1994) and was later nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead for her performance in Manny & Lo (1996). She rose to further prominence with her roles in The Horse Whisperer (1998) and Ghost World (2001). She transitioned to adult roles with her performances in Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003) and Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation (2003), for which she won a BAFTA award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Both films earned her Golden Globe Award nominations.

A role in A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004) earned Johannson a third Golden Globe for Best Actress nomination. Johansson garnered another Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress with her role in Woody Allen's Match Point (2005).

She went on to star in two further Allen movies: Scoop (2006) and Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008).
Johansson has appeared in other successful films, such as Christopher Nolan's The Prestige (2006) and the summer blockbuster Iron Man 2 (2010)

The 2010 Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge gave Johannson some of her best reviews for her acting, and she received a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play.

On May 20, 2008, Johansson debuted as a vocalist on her first album, Anywhere I Lay My Head, which comprises mostly cover versions of Tom Waits songs. Her second album, Break Up, with Pete Yorn, was released in September 2009.


Rockstar Music launch at Dargah Reviews

Rockstar Music launch at Dargah Reviews, Director Imtiaz Ali often frequented the Nizamuddin Dargah during the shooting of his next, " Rockstar", that stars Ranbir Kapoor and Nargis Fakhri. We had reported earlier that he had shot a qawwali sequence at the dargah.

And that's not the only connect the dargah has with the film – Ranbir's grandfather Raj Kapoor was a frequent visitor and would often bring his films' reels to the Sufi saint's shrine. Ranbir too, stayed there for a couple of days while shooting for the qawwali scene in the film. AR Rahman (the film's music director) has often expressed his reverence for the place, and Imtiaz is a regular.

During the Ganpati visarjan in Mumbai a few days ago, Imtiaz Ali had placed a copy of the film's music CD at the feet of the Ganesha idol at RK Studios in Chembur. Now, DT has learnt that the director has decided to release the music of "Rockstar" at Nizamuddin Dargah for an auspicious beginning.

The launch will probably be towards the end of this month, after the end of the Urs Mahotsav, and will be a night event. Imtiaz will be accompanied by Ranbir and a few members of the cast, and he is, apparently, also trying to convince Rahman to make a quick trip with them. At the launch, there will also be a qawwali session, where they will sing the qawwali that features in the film. Imtiaz was unavailable for comment, but dargah in-charge Syed Afsar Ali Nizami confirmed the news and said, "Imtiaz bhai has shot the qawwali at the dargah and even Rahman bhai has a very special place for it in his heart. The dargah features in the movie too, and we hope for the success of its music." (Rererence : times of india).


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