Serious music fans constantly complain about the current state of the music industry but few have offered theories that identify the causal factors that have created this situation. So, this is where we enter from stage left with possible reasons for the drastically lowered standards for success.
Yesterday we discussed the current lack of talent in the music industry, so what better time is there than the present to highlight three examples of artists who represent true greatness? For that, we shall take a look back at the most gifted singers of our generation: Celine Dion, Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston.
The numbers are in and the usual suspects have once again found themselves in the same position on the US charts as they did in the past. Indeed, scoring yet another monster debut this week was Jay-Z with his Magna Carta Holy Grail while Ciara started incredibly slow with her new self-titled set.
The 2013 MTV VMA ceremony is on the horizon! Earlier today,the official list of nominations were announced and unsurprisingly, the unusually short lineup is dominated by airplay champions Justin Timberlake, Mackemore and Ryan Lewis, all of whom nabbed six nods each.
Watch out Keyshia Cole, Faith Evans and Mary J. Blige because there is a new voice here to represent the streets. K. Michelle has released a new video for the song “I Don’t Like Me” and it picks up where the singer’s favourite trio of divas left off.
Chris Brown’s X album was scheduled to hit stores today but similar to his live singing, it never materialised. Instead, the performer has revealed the cover of his latest single from the set, “Love More”, which features that inescapable rapper, Nicki Minaj.
Ariana Grande is warming up her fans for the release of her new song, “Baby I”, in less than a week. As part of her joint campaign on both Twitter and Keek, the young singer has shared a snort snippet of the track, which will debut on July 22.
Why won’t Beyonce let Ciara be great? The latter plugged her self-titled album with a series of video snippets for several of the included songs but her thunder is now being stolen by Beyonce, who has released a preview of the clip for the controversial “Bow Down”.
Your eyes aren’t deceiving you; this is really happening. During the action of Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta, K. Michelle unveiled both the cover and track list of her debut album, Rebellious Soul, and the artwork of the set is everything most of us expected from the voluptuous voice of the streets.
Is Ariana Grande just another one hit wonder like the countless other imitations of Mariah Carey or does she have the potential to enjoy a lasting career? Well, we’re about to find out as the young singer has announced the premiere date of her new single, “Baby I”.