Monday February 13, 2012
Rising R&B songstress Kayla Brianna is giving away a chance to win a trip to the 2012 NBA All-Star Game, where she is scheduled to perform. Fans can enter by visiting Kayla's Sweepstakes site to share her new video, "If You Love Me," with friends on Facebook, Twitter, and email. In addition, the 6 fans who get the most friends to share the video will also win a custom pair of Beats by Dr. Dre headphones. All entries into the sweepstakes must be made before midnight on February 17th. The NBA All-Star game will take place on February 26th at 7:00pm live from the Amway Center in Orlando.
Kayla Brianna, the daughter of basketball legend and NBA commentator Kenny Smith, is Interscope Records' latest signee and premiered her video for "If You Love Me" in a halftime spot during the Lakers vs. Heat game last month. The young singer is currently balancing her studies as a student at UCLA with the recording of her debut album - for more on Kayla, visit her official site at www.kaylabrianna.com, as well as her Facebook and Twitter.
Monday February 13, 2012
5-time Grammy Award winner Lady Gaga is set to make her triumphant return to the stage this Spring with The Born This Way Ball. In this brand new tour, Gaga will perform her latest album Born This Way as well as music from both The Fame and The Fame Monster. The Born This Way Ball, produced globally by Live Nation, will begin on April 27th, 2012 in Seoul, South Korea, and will travel the globe including cities that Gaga has never played before.
Lady Gaga's last tour, The Monster Ball, captivated audiences around the globe, receiving rave reviews in every city.The Sun called it "the best live show you will see this year," and the Pollstar Concert Industry Awards named it the Major Tour of the Year.
"The Haus of Gaga and I have worked for months conceiving a spectacular stage," said Mother Monster. "The Born This Way Ball" is an Electro-Metal Pop-Opera; the tale of the Beginning, the genesis of the Kingdom of Fame. How we were birthed and how we will die celebrating."
Tickets for The Born This Way Ball go on sale starting Febraury 17th at LiveNation.com with more dates to be announced! For complete tour and ticket information, visit www.ladygaga.com and www.livenation.com.
Friday February 10, 2012
Graffiti6 stopped by Conan last night for a live performance of "Free." Lead singer Jamie Scott showcased his soulful vocals on the band's breakout single against a backdrop of beautiful strings. "Free" appears on Graffiti6's debut album, Colours, which is available now.
Friday February 3, 2012
A massive star in her native Ukraine, Mika Newton is an exciting new arrival on the American pop music scene. Fresh off her remarkable performance of the song "Angel" at Eurovision last May, Mika embarked on an exciting journey of expanding her music horizons. Wanting to bring her music to the world, Mika packed her bags for Los Angeles to start working with the acclaimed music producer Randy Jackson. Her first single, "Don't Dumb Me Down," a great mix of soulful lyrics and booming vocals, is already buzzing at national radio and has support from MTV - the official music video premiered today on MTV's Buzzworthy Blog. The song will be available beginning February 21st through iTunes and other digital retailers.
Later this year, the singer/songwriter will release her debut album through Randy Jackson's label Friendship Collective in association with JK Music Group. Jackson was hugely impressed with her vocals and star potential and has had a large part in bringing her US album debut to life. Working with heavy hitting songwriters Rune Westberg (Adam Lambert, Daughtry) & BC Jean (Beyoncé) on "Don't Dumb Me Down," and seasoned producer Randy Jackson, it's not hard to see why Mika is lighting up stateside.
Newton harnessed her talent for singing as a child growing up in the town of Burshtyn, in the western part of Ukraine, teaching herself to sing at just 5 years old. After several years of attending music school, Newton began to enter regional and international vocal competitions which lead to attention from local music industry players. She released two hugely popular albums in Europe and is also known as the "Queen of Soundtracks" in the Ukraine & Russia providing vocals for multiple television shows & films back home.
For additional information and current news on Mika's upcoming album please visit www.mikanewton.com.
Monday January 30, 2012
Porcelain Black just premiered a brand new webisode from the Pittsburgh stop of Lil Wayne's I Am Music Tour last summer. The tour, which made stops in cities across the US, also included acts like Nicki Minaj, Travis Barker, and Rick Ross. The video features clips from the show and also gives fans a glimpse of the behind-the-scenes antics of Porcelain and her posse.
A set of Porcelain remixes are slated to be released on iTunes on February 21st, including Dutch house DJ R3hab's remix of Porcelain's single, "Naughty Naughty" (streaming now on Soundcloud). For more Porcelain, visit her official site at www.porcelainblack.net.
Friday January 27, 2012
Shane Harper has just revealed the details for his upcoming exclusive Target release of his self-titled debut album, which will feature 12 tracks including singles, "One Step Closer," and "Rocketship," along with four unreleased tracks. The album will be released through Deep Well Records (launched by Glee Executive Music Producer, Adam Anders) exclusively at Target on Valentine's Day, February 14th.
"It's so incredible to record an album under the direction of someone I respect and is so extremely talented," said Shane on working with Adam Anders. Special guests for the album include rapper Prophet on the track "Know What I Know," and his co-star Bridgit Mendler from Disney's Good Luck Charlie on "Wait For Me."
For more on Shane and his new album, visit his official site at www.shaneharper.com as well as his Facebook and Twitter pages.
Friday January 27, 2012
Upcoming pop songstress Guinevere recently premiered a brand new EPK interview on Idolator.com where she spoke about recording her songs and carving out her sound. "There was just this really cool, grimy, heavy bass," says Guinevere about her first time in the studio. "That's when I was like, 'you know what, this works. These beats are awesome.'"
In the EPK, Guinevere also admits to being a bit of a nerd. "Everyday after school. I would watch Star Trek," she says, " and ever since then I've been a serious Trekkie." She talks about the video game Call of Duty, describing it as an outlet for her to "get a little crazy online."
Guinevere, who just wrapped her first round of headlining club gigs and will have more coming soon, is about to hit the road with the Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter for shows across the US (tour dates, below). For more information and to purchase ticket, visit www.thisisguinevere.com.
Wednesday January 25, 2012
Pop-rock singer-songwriter Cory Lamb is on the rise thanks to the release of his debut album,Break the Cycle. Cory worked on the record for two years in Los Angeles with the help of producer Andy Duncan (founding member of OK Go), and has caught the attention of actor Stephen Baldwin who helped produce Cory's first video. Cory is preparing to release his new single, "Safe In Your Arms," which fans can download mid-February.
The video for the album's second single, "It's a Good Day," was directed by Life Garland (Lil Wayne, Jessie J) and is streaming now over at YouTube. The video has been in rotation across the country at locations such as McDonald's, Hot Topic, Taco Bell, and more. Cory and his band will also be joining Fireflight and Rapture Ruckus on their upcoming "The Stay Close Tour" (tour dates below), kicking off at the end of January with stops across the US.
For more on Cory Lamb, visit his official site at www.corylamb.com as well as his Facebook and Twitter pages. Fans can now pick up a copy of Break The Cycle on iTunes, distributed by Universal/Fontana.
Tuesday January 24, 2012
To celebrate the release of their Capitol Records' debut, British duo Graffiti6 are streaming their new album for fans on AOL Music. Colours features Graffiti6's breakout single, "Free," which is currently in rotation on VH1 and in the top 10 at AAA radio. According to Billboard.com, the pair "make the art of crafting pop gems seem like the easiest task in the world."
The relentless experimentation on Colours reflects the lively imagination of its creators, singer-songwriter Jamie Scott and songwriter-producer Tommy D - both London-born multi-instrumentalists who began making music together in 2009 and decided to call the resulting collaboration Graffiit6.
Catch Graffiti6 on tour now with Augustana and grab Colours on iTunes today.
Thursday January 19, 2012
Pop sensation JoJo and Cambio, the online destination for teens and young adults, have teamed up with AT&T's "It Can Wait" campaign to help combat the texting while driving epidemic. According to Car and Driver, texting while driving is more dangerous than driving under the influence and those who send text messages while driving are 23 times more likely to be in a crash.
Throughout the month of January, Cambio will release three videos about the risks of texting and driving narrated by the twenty-one- year-old-platinum-selling songstress, JoJo, through Cambio Impact — Cambio's new social causes platform. In these compelling vignettes, JoJo reminds her peers that text messages can and should wait until after driving. The first video is available to watch here.
JoJo and Cambio encourage their collective fan base to take AT&T's "It Can Wait" pledge to not text and drive on Facebook. To help drive pledges, JoJo has agreed to do a Cambio Live Chat with her fans when the total number of pledges exceeds 50,000. To take the pledge, visit https://apps.facebook.com/itcanwait/.