Carla Stark - Once A Cheater

Carla Stark

 

 

Carla Stark - Once A Cheater

Carla Stark – Once A Cheater

Carla Stark

Tell us everything will need to know about you.

I was born from an Algerian-German mother and a French father.

I lived in France, Vietnam and now India.

I was singing Claude Nougaro before I could talk.

I grew up listening to Korn and Stevie Wonder in the same hour.

.

.

.

State your favourite genre of music and your reason.

I guess if I had to pick a favourite it would be jazz because it has the ability to surprise you, to give you a different chord than the one you were expecting, it keeps you on your toes! But then it honestly depends on my mood, I’ll listen to classical if I’m writing, or rock or even hard rock when I’m driving! I’m very eclectic.

.

.

.

Tell us your experience as a musician.

As a kid and teenager, I played the piano for about 16 years. Music has always been a part of my life but I think that singing is the only thing that made me feel like a musician. As a piano player I used to repeat what I was reading on a music sheet, but singing allowed me to create, even when you sing a cover you have more room to put your own print on it.

.

.

.

Tell us the theme of your song.

I think these might be the most literal lyrics I ever wrote (apart for the part where I do kill him, obviously..!). It’s a kind of “what goes around comes back around” song, saying that you can hurt people all you want, one day it’s going to catch up on you. My upcoming album is called “Karma” and that’s probably the one song that talks about it the most, in the middle of the very realistic story I lived for about 5 years.

.

.

.

Name the people behind your success and thank them on this platform.

It would have to start with my mom, who believed in me so much, she actually pushed me towards the artistic life to the point that she independently produced my album and music videos. Then there is Essaï, the composer and arranger of the album, I sent him my lyrics just to see if he thought they could be useful, even to maybe some other singer, but he believed in them and in my voice, and convinced me that I should be the one to sing. He gave me a beautiful album and I couldn’t be more grateful. Then there is Mohit, my boyfriend, who gave me the confidence to do it when I got so scared I almost gave up on the idea. Those are the three people responsible for this album, we’ll see about the success!

.

.

.

Tell us about your future goals.

I am going to defend this one album for as long as necessary but eventually I can’t wait to get back in the studio and create some more. I’m also very hopeful that I’ll get to record a jazz album one day. As far as success goes, I honestly just want my music to be successful enough to be able to keep doing that and only that with my life.

.

.

.

Go into detail about your opinion on religion and politics.

I’m from a multi religious family, Lutheran pastors on the German side, Muslims on the Algerian one and Christians on the French one… I grew up reading about all of those, and I am happy to say that I do have faith, but I am not a religious person, as in I don’t believe that one religion has the truth compared to others. It feels weird to tell myself that your religion mostly depends on the country you are born in and your cultural background and has very little to do with convictions you find yourself. I believe in anything that is common to every religion, big principles on love, humanity and forgiveness.

As far as politics go, I have a heart wanting to help people above it all and I have the brains of my master’s degree in economics telling me you can’t do it without money. It’s a tough balance to find in any political agenda today, that is why I follow what’s going on, mostly in France and Belgium, but at the moment I do not recognize myself in any party or candidate.

.

.

.

Elaborate on how you think your music is inspiring your fans.

Music has gotten me through tough times and has made happy moments even happier, and all I can hope for is that my music can do the same, that people feeling low can hear my lyrics and feel less alone or that my more preppy songs can just make them want to dance and sing along in the car like I do and put them in a good mood.

.

.

.

Explain the changes you have observed so far in the music industry.

I am a very new addition to the industry, and so far I feel like I have been “preserved”. What I mean is that my album was independently produced by the company that my mom and I own, and so, for a year of recording and preparing, I haven’t had to thing about commercializing or anything. I don’t think I’m the right person to talk about it, I hope to be in a few years though!

.

.

.

State the artists you cherish most and your reason.

My favourite artist of all time is Joni Mitchell, I love everything about her, but mostly I loved the fact that she is not trying to be anything else. The fact that she recorded another album, years and years later, singing the same songs she used to sing with her beautiful young crystalline voice but with her “old lady who smoked her entire life” voice, it just amazed me.

Charles Aznavour, which you won’t know if you’re not French… But he writes beautiful stories, and has the ability to communicate emotions like only a few can, he also keeps singing today at age 93 which can only inspire people.

And Stacey Kent, whose voice just transports me every time… I have seen her live many times and I still can’t figure out why I’m so touched, but the truth is I am.

.

.

.

Give us the links to your social network and stores.

Facebook

Instagram : carla_stark_

Youtube

iTunes

iTunes

.

.

.

Elaborate on how you develop your lyrics.

It’s very hard to describe, there’s a lot of things I have had to work on or learn in my life, but writing lyrics has just been very natural. I usually go to sleep with an idea, and wake up two hours later with lyrics flowing out of me. It rarely takes me more than 30mins to have finished a song. Then when the music comes I sometimes have to adjust them a little bit, cut or add in some places. But every time I haven’t waited for lyrics to pour out of me, and I tried to write, I just couldn’t write anything nice… It doesn’t mean I never use them, just that I’ll put them away until I do get struck by inspiration, and rewrite them entirely in 20 minutes!

.

.

.

Tell us if you enjoy collaborating with other artists or just singing as a solo artist.

My entire album has been co-created with Essaï and that was an amazing experience. I have recorded a jazzy acoustic version of my song “Start Starting” with a young guitar player and I think every time you involve somebody else in the process, you just give yourself a better chance to go above what you would have done on your own. So far I have always been the only singer involved but recording a duet one day is something I am looking forward to.

.

.

.

Brief us your opinion on making music that makes people to dance or making the kind of music with genuine message that inspires them.

I think it shouldn’t have to be one or the other and unfortunately today it usually is. When we say “genuine” message, it doesn’t have to be political or “important”. Sometimes it is okay to sing trivial stuff; they are a part of life as well. But it shouldn’t be repeating the same 2 sentences over and over or being vulgar or provocative just to make sure people will listen and dance. Even if the message is “I like to dance”, there are ways of saying it differently. Shouldn’t it be what distinguishes an artist from someone else? The ability to take something normal or give it an artistic twist. Apart from that, there are some beautiful completely instrumental songs, any soundtrack by Hans Zimmer communicates powerful messages without any words.

.

.

.

Tell us what you know about copyright.

It’s hard to not run on Google and quickly update myself on the matter before answering! In my mind, copyright is about protecting one’s work, making sure that the “creator” of any original artistic content is recognized and credited. It’s so easy nowadays to find everybody’s work online, in France we’ve just had this huge polemic concerning stand-up comedians that were largely inspiring themselves from American ones and just translating to French and I feel that it is so sad to not push ourselves to come up with new ideas. Copyright is what forces us to do so (or maybe it’s not and I’m completely not on the point!)

.

.

.

Discuss the impact of a Performing Rights Organization.

In Belgium where I live, it is the SABAM, and as a beginner in the music industry I do believe that it is making it easier for me at the moment, we do not have the resources to control where our work is used, and our only wish is that is it indeed used. Thanks to the SABAM; it doesn’t go unnoticed.

.

.

.

Elaborate on how you develop your melody and instrumentation.

When I write lyrics, I usually don’t have any melody in mind. I realize once they’re all done that they have some musicality in it, that instinctively I write them with rhymes and rhythm. But as of now, I need someone to read them and put them to music, which is what Essaï has done for me. It was my first album and when I was writing I had no idea those lyrics would actually turn into songs one day. Now, when I do write, I tend to think about a melody straight away.

.

.

.

Go into detail on the recording process of this song.

These were maybe the only lyrics I wrote with, not a melody, but at least some kind of “mood” in mind. So when I gave them to Essaï, I specifically said I wanted something like a tango, with a feel kind of like the Cell Block Tango of Chicago. Essaï came back with a piano version and I sang one version, and when I sang we realized that it had a little “cabaret” feel in it as well and that is why we decided to add all those instruments and arrange it in this way. Then I sang it again on top of all the instrumentation and we finally recorded all those backup vocals (very fun thing to do) that, in my opinion, give the real taste of the song.

.

.

.

State the official date of release.

2/23/2018

.

.

.

State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

Carla Stark is my given name. My full name is Biset-Bentchikou but I did not want to choose between my dad’s or my mom’s same (divorced parents) so I chose Germa (grandmother’s one).

.

.

.

State the title of the song and the meaning.

“For ‘Once a Cheater’, I requested a tango… Obviously it’s more of a pop-cabaret-kinda-tango but I really wanted that energy in the song because that’s how I felt I would sing it best.” The lyrics bemoan the tendency of a cheater.

.

.

.

State the title of the album and the reason for picking the title.

My upcoming album is called “Karma” and speaks of the “what goes around comes back around” ideology.

 

Asbjørn - Nothing 2 Lose

Asbjørn

 

 

Asbjørn - Nothing 2 Lose

Asbjørn – Nothing 2 Lose

 

 

Asbjørn

Tell us your real names, country of birth and childhood experience.

I am Asbjørn from Denmark and I have been a pop geek since July 2nd 1992.

.

.

.

Tell us your academic qualification.

Got a B.A. in singing from the Royal Music Academy of Denmark.

.

.

.

Tell us about your music career, band name, musical background, experience and skills.

I come from one of those annoying families where we did music for fun all the time. So it’s just a way to hang out and be happy for me. Started my own label at 18 when nobody wanted to sign me and have been my own boss ever since.

.

.

.

Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

I just love pop music and pop culture, so everything I do is an attempt to honor my pop ancestors, while trying to contribute to a more open and diverse male ideal in the pop industry

.

.

.

Tell us how to run a record label independently and successfully based on your experience as an artist.

I make music to create a community, a place where people feel safe and without filter. So it’s all about meeting my audience and interacting with them, to build this little world for all of us, if it’s an album, a live show or a music video.

.

.

.

Tell us how you are promoting your music.

I tell stories about what it means to be a boy or a man today and hope that people recognize and relate some of the struggles and joys.

.

.

.

Tell us what makes you happy and what makes you sad.

The reason why I love dancing is because it’s such a filterless space. I can’t control myself when I lose myself to the music, and that’s everything I wish for in an interaction with people. So I guess too much self-control makes me sad, both in me and other people, because it shields you.

.

.

.

Explain clearly the story or concept behind the song.

The song says it all really- it’s one of the simplest lyrics I’ve ever written. “You got nothing to lose, unless you lose yourself to me”.

.

.

.

List the radio stations, TV stations and blogs that have aired or featured your new song.

Very happy for the support from Spotify, Deezer and Apple Music so far. And so many of the blogs and media who’ve backed me up my whole career are still supporting, I am so happy.

.

.

.

Give us links to where the song can be purchased.

Buy Link

.

.

.

Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.

I wrote and produced the demo in my living room and finished it with Rob Rox in Berlin, where we also recorded the video. My video team and I created the BOY PWR House Gym as a frame for the story.

.

.

.

Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

Tough one to sum up. Since I started my label it’s been a big ever changing montage. My goal is to keep surfing on that wave of “I don’t know what the fuck anyone’s doing but I’m going to make pop music from the heart”.

.

.

.

Tell us what makes you unique from others.

We all think and talk in our unique ways; I guess I am just a little more self-absorbed and made it my job.

.

.

.

Tell us your weakness and strength pertaining music.

I am constantly drawn and torn between simplicity and a wider picture. And when I get the balance right, that’s when I am best – but I often overcomplicate my songs, because I want more nuances to the story.

.

.

.

List your five favourite songs including the artists.

Wheatus – Teenage Dirtbag

Tinashe – Superlove (Danny L Harle Remix)

Ghosted – Get Some

Britney Spears – Everytime

Blondage – Stoned

.

.

.

Tell us your position on “DIY” Do It Yourself” and signing to a major label.

I’ve never really considered myself a DIY artist, because I work quite collectively. And to my surprise, it’s actually the same feeling of collective work effort and passion, working with Virgin Records.

.

.

.

Tell us other activities you will like to pursue apart from music.

Dance, drink beer and hang out with my best friends and family.

.

.

.

List your various works.

Sunken Ships (2012), Pseudo Visions (2015).

.

.

.

State links to connect you on social media.

@asbjornmusic everywhere!

.

.

.

State the official date of release.

The release date of the next album is not public yet, so my lips are sealed.

.

.

.

State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

It’s my actual name and means God Bear.

.

.

.

State the title of the album and the reason for picking the title.

BOY PWR celebrates the diversity of being male. I want us to free ourselves. I want us to not give a fuck about what is predefined ‘masculine’ and start defining it ourselves. Women have fought for that right for decades and changed pop and youth culture for girls. Girl Power empowered me, as a boy, and I hope BOY PWR can empower boys and girls around the world to defy the stereotypes and decide for themselves who they want to be.

 

Jasmine Singh

Jasmine Singh

 

 

Jasmine Singh

Jasmine Singh

 

 

Jasmine Singh

Go into detail on why you decide to choose music as a career.

I’ve been on stage performing since I was 6 years old so music has always been a part of me. What really inspired me to purse this as a career was when I attended my first stadium concert (believe it or not!) Hilary Duff! Seeing an artist on stage performing on stage with her own music while everyone sang it back to her was such an eye opening moment for me. I thought to myself “I want to do that!”. The feeling of bringing happiness and jot through work you create is the ultimate definition of success to me. I realized I could use the skills and artistic abilities I had to create a feeling and an experience for others.

.

.

.

Brief us the feedback you are getting from fans concerning your music.

I have some awesome fans that have been with me since the day I release my first song and get just as excited as I do when I share my successes, releases and videos!

.

.

.

Discuss the relevance of social networking to music.

Today, I feel it is vital to leverage your social networking because as much you like to create and write music; you essentially want as many people to hear your work and hopefully follow your career as it unfolds. With social networking, artists have the ability to reach people around the globe from a click of a button. The power to do that has given artists, especially indie artists, a chance to build their platform and attain opportunities that would never have been possible before.

.

.

.

Brief us about the recording of this song.

“Blanket” was the fastest song I wrote! Essentially I had the melody for the chorus though of the concept of using a blanket. I wanted to use it as an analogy of being close to someone you love. The producers and I knew that it was going to be an upbeat and bright song compared to the tracks I had been working on. We were gaining some inspiration from 80’s pop/rock vibes like Rick Springfield’s “Jessie’s Girl”. The song was deserving of something simple with a strong melody. I think nowadays everyone wants to create unique genre blending tracks (I do too) but this song was really just back to the basics which we liked. Out of all the other tracks I recorded, this one had the most momentum in the studio and was quick to create because we knew what we wanted. Minimal, fun and catchy.

.

.

.

Tell us the story behind the song.

Everyone asks me if this song is about a “guy” in my life, but yes it is inspired by the feeling of being crazy in love with someone. Especially at the start of that relationship, you become so love-struck; you just want to be around that person all the time. In the song I refer to feeling like “a child”, because at this stage of the relationship you are innocent, crazed and almost childlike in nature. You’re excited about this new feeling and super playful!

.

.

.

Tell us how long it takes to finish a song from the start.

Each song is so different. This song took about a week in total (excluding mastering etc.) in the studio. For other songs, I find that we spend A LOT of time on experimenting with sounds and trying to find the right character and vibe for the song. We take breaks from the song like maybe even for a week and come back to it. It helps that way because we all come back to the studio with an even better idea!

.

.

.

Go into detail on how you develop your lyrics and melody.

Thank god for the iPhone voice recorder! That app is my life. Anytime I generally thing of a melody or a phrasing, I record it immediately. For my most recent project that I recorded, I found that I developed melody and then wrote lyrics. Sometimes, my producer would send me an instrumental that has a certain vibe or feel, and I just write melodies and lyrics over it. I love writing with other people because other writers have their own structure or ideas. That is always fascinating and it challenges me to approach a song from a different angle!

.

.

.

Discuss music generally in full details.

Music is an experience for me. Haha I don’t know how to answer that but it makes me a happier person. I have a talent in creating music and singing. It helps an artist relate to other people and their situations. Also to be able to make music to help people feel what I feel in music is my goal in life. And last, but certainly not least: I LOVE MUSIC!

 

Music carries its own voice and it speaks to people in many different ways. It sees no gender, walk of life, religion or culture in a world where people convince themselves that they all need to be divided. Without music, life would be missing an important voice. One that is always there when we need and will never go away.

.

.

.

State your five favourite genres of music with reasons.

Hip hop- Of course there are many sub genres in hip hop but I really love the new wave artists that come out with amazing beats and well written verses. When I listen to hip hop, I feel very strong and powerful and ready to take on the world. My favorite artists at the moment are Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, Drake and NF.

 

R&B- This genre has really grown into something else today. There is really no one “sound” for R&B now. I love this genre because I always hear something new and fresh vocally and in the production too. SZA, Khalid and Jorja Smith are a few of my faves right now.

 

 

Pop- Of course everyone loves pop music! Again it is a genre that includes a LARGE pool of sub genres. I think I love Pop songs because anytime you hear a good song, you know that a huge amount of planning, work and marketing has gone into it. I tend to have a huge respect for that, even when I hear the song on the radio a billion times haha.

 

 

EDM- My first time writing songs for someone else was for a DJ group called Get Recked. I wrote top lines and melodies for their songs and enjoyed it very much. EDM is very misunderstood because to many people, it is not “real music”. There are many/producers that that create anthems that make thousands of people in one room jump up and down. There are no boundaries in EDM music and you can hear it in many tracks. It’s so refreshing, experimental and as a songwriter, it’s super fun to listen to. I have gone to my fair share of raves and it is more of an experience than anything else which is why it is still enjoyed by so many today. My goal is to collaborate with more DJ’s and write for them. My favorites right now are Major Lazer, Armin Van Buren, Zedd and Odesza.

 

 

 

Indie- I LOVE finding new artists. When I’m on Spotify or apple music, I will always play a random indie playlist because I have discovered so many great artists. Some of the artists that I “discovered” went on to become so huge (I may just have a good ear for good songs hehe). I remember when I heard Tove Lo’s first single and decided to cover “Habits” at a show. People didn’t know what to make of it but I literally thought it was such a cool song. 4 months later, it blew up and wouldn’t stop playing on the radio! I

.

.

.

Discuss your rehearsal.

Depending on the type of show and venue, my band consists of 4 players, including bass, guitar, drums, and keys. We play around with some tracks and effects to make sure we stay true to my original songs. If we have a show coming up, we try to get in at least 3 times for a couple of hours.

.

.

.

State your favorite musical instruments.

My favorite instruments would be the guitar and piano. I guess I am bias because those are the only 2 instruments I play and those instruments are my go to for songwriting! My other favorite instrument is cello! I love watching people play it and it’s so beautiful. I am currently learning sitar. It is a South Asian string instrument which is used in Indian classical music. It keeps me grounded to my cultural heritage and that is really important to me.

.

.

.

Describe the chemistry between you and your fans during a live performance.

When I play live, there is so much positive energy. I don’t want to take the credit for all that because I usually feed off the energy my fans give me and so I owe it to them. When they know the words, it is such an amazing feeling and it gets me more emotionally charged up!

.

.

.

Discuss your personality in full details.

I would say that I am all around a friendly and open minded individual. I am not so outgoing that I would go into a party and start talking to every stranger in the room, but once I feel out the environment and the people, I am super comfortable and personable. My personality has changed while I’ve been in this industry. Growing up, I was always timid and self-conscious about what other people would think about me. Being in this industry, I have learned that you can’t be a people pleaser. When you want something done, you need to be direct and straightforward. I do value the best interest of everyone. At the same time, when I am personally investing my time and money and passion, I’m way more unapologetic about how “annoying” or how “blunt” I am.

I don’t know if I would classify myself as an extrovert or introvert. There are days where all I want to do is be around people because to me socializing is exhilarating and it’s so great to meet new people and learn about others. There are also days where I like to walk to my own beat and make sure that I am taking care of myself mentally and physically. It’s really a mix!

.

.

.

Tell us about your musical background.

I started formal vocal training at age 6. At the same time I started piano but I didn’t like my teacher which made me resent piano. That is the biggest regret I live with, knowing I could have been a piano prodigy if I kept playing! I was heavily involved in performing arts like dancing, musical theatre and acting from a younger age too. At 14, I picked up an interest in guitar and started guitar training but quit after a couple years. Since then I have been taught by friends and taught myself how to play. Same thing with piano. For the past 4 years I have been playing sitar which carries some similarities as a guitar, but Indian classical music is a whole new realm of training. Being raised in an Indian household, Bollywood music was very present in my childhood. Even today, I can sing in Hindi and Punjabi and actually gain a lot of influence from that style of music when I write songs.

.

.

.

List your musical work.

Featured Work –

Save Me- Ge Recked (ft. Jasmine Singh) (written and sung by me)

 

I Wanna Know- Get Recked (ft. Jasmine Singh) (writing and vocals by me)

 

My Songs –

Whatcha Gonna Do- Single- Jasmine Singh

 

Blanket- Single- Jasmine Singh

.

.

.

Give us the links to purchase your music and contact you.

iTunes

 

Spotify

 

Amazon

 

Reverbnation

 

CD Baby

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

Facebook

 

Instagram

 

Twitter

 

SoundCloud

 

Website

 

Business Contact

jasmine@jasminesinghmusic.com

Bookings

booking@jasminesinghmusic.com

.

.

.

Share your memorable experiences with us.

A few years ago, I was asked to perform main stage at the Official CityTV New Year’s Eve Bash for Edmonton. It was such an awesome show. It was the largest audience I have ever played to date. So many new fans and opportunities came out of that! My goal is to hopefully play to an even larger audience in the future.

.

.

.

Tell us the good and bad side of mankind you know.

The good side of mankind is that we all believe in love, in some form or another. The bad side of mankind is that we choose not to accept how similar we all really are.

.

.

.

State the official date of release.

April 13th, 2018.

.

.

.

State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

My artist name is my real name. I have gone back and forth on changing it because that is what many artists are doing right now. So far, this name represents who I am at this point in time. I don’t want to live up to certain type of name because it’ll limit the development of my image and sound in my music career. Who knows? I may change it in the future!

.

.

.

State the title of the album and the reason for picking the title.

The title of the EP is called “Journey to the Sun”. It is inspired from the single on the EP with the same title. The concept is inspired by where I am at this very moment. Its carries a heavy meaning of being fearless, and trusting yourself regardless of how many failures you will face. The “journey” is where a lot of people are at, at least at my age; taking it day by day and working towards goals and facing defeat sometimes. The “sun” represents the place you want to get to or the “light at the end of the tunnel” (not in a sinister way). It’s the moment where you feel content with whom and where you are at that point in your life. I am on this journey right now.

 

Mamma Scusa - Prima Apollinaare

Prima Apollinaare

 

 

 

Mamma Scusa - Prima Apollinaare

Mamma Scusa – Prima Apollinaare

 

Prima Apollinaare

Name the artists that have influenced you so far.

They are so many to name a few: Kate Bush, Stevie Wonder, Janis Joplin, The Pilgrim Travelers.

.

.

.

Mention the name of the artist you can regard as the “Greatest Of All Time”.

The purple one Prince.

.

.

.

Tell us what you know about composition and how you normally go about it.

It’s mostly in my head I have a symphony in there, I go by my instincts, I kind of feel the music, and I have to feel too even to begin creating.

.

.

.

Tell us about your management team.

I am management free currently; I am managing myself although I would love to find a strong management team.

.

.

.

Tell us what you think about this song.

This song is an apology to my mother.

I will be happy to provide the translation, but basically I am saying sorry to her and describe how my life went and how the choices I made influenced the course of it, it means a lot to me and to her.

.

.

.

Rate the social media and tell us the platform that works best for you in promoting your music.

I use YouTube and Instagram to promote my music. I am also on blogs, and iTunes, Amazon Music, Spotify Apple Music.

.

.

.

State the areas that need to be improved more in the music industry.

We need more A&R people in the music business that listen to their instincts a little bit more regarding artists, instead of judging by popularity or numbers of followers, I need someone that trusts her/his guts more and that believes in artist like me.

.

.

.

Tell us about how you are getting your songs to stores as well as getting it to fans.

So far it’s all by internet downloads, I don’t have a label behind so I just put my stuff out on the net.

.

.

.

Tell us how you prepare yourself for a live performance or show.

I rehearse; I train (meaning hard work out and physical strengthening). I put on a sexy dress and meditate before going on stage.

.

.

.

Tell us your opinion on releasing singles frequently or just an album in a while.

I am all about continuing releasing singles, albums, whatever, I keep woodshedding and releasing, in-fact I am about to release another single soon! Music is supposed to inspire so I keep releasing it.

.

.

.

Mention the name of the artist you will be glad to see the live performance.

Miles Davis, I would pay anything to see him live…

.

.

.

Tell us the theme of most of your songs.

My songs are about my current mood and life per se…

.

.

.

Tell us about your recording process.

I get in the studio with my producer and magic happens, it’s that simple, I found someone that understands me, we speak the same language… music.

.

.

.

Tell us how boring or exciting the music career can be.

My music career? Ask me that in a while, I am still in the creating process although I am ready, I’ve been ready since I was 3.

.

.

.

State the links to your stores.

iTunes, Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube.

.

.

.

State the links to connect you.

Instagram : @prima.apollinaare

YouTube channel is Prima Apollinaare.

.

.

.

State the official date of release.

I released two singles and two music videos on December 28th 2017, MAMMA SCUSA & STAND UP FOR LOVE.

And on January 25th 2018, I released the whole Album STAND UP FOR LOVE with 10 tracks, and two more music videos MY HEART IS OPEN & MIO AMORE.

.

.

.

State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

My name is PRIMA APOLLINAARE it’s a family name, Prima in Latin language means First, Apollinaare it’s just a surname, with some constellation influences lol.

.

.

.

State the title of the song and the meaning.

MAMMA SCUSA means I am sorry mom and it’s literally an apology for not have listened to my mother’s advice, mother turns out knows best!

.

.

.

State the title of the album and the reason for selecting the title.

STAND UP FOR LOVE I choose it because in this world and time we all need to stand up for love, there is not enough love and no one is standing up for it and guess what? Love is the answer.

 

Robinson – Nothing to Regret

Robinson – Nothing to Regret

 

 

 

Robinson – Nothing to Regret

Robinson – Nothing to Regret

 

 

Robinson – Nothing to Regret

New Zealand-born pop artist Robinson has released her video for latest single ‘Nothing To Regret’, out now via Ministry of Sound/Sony.

The single’s lyric reflects the past year of Robinsons life: “I haven’t hidden anything from anybody. Living on my friend’s couch for a while, having dance parties… on my own, waiting for the weekend when I can hang with my friends and then relive the weekday boredom all over again.”

‘Nothing To Regret’ has already seen 30 million streams on Spotify and has been certified Gold in Australia. Still only 21 years of age, Robinson has already been chosen as Apple Music’s ‘New Artist of The Week’, and has had her single played on BBC Radio 1’s Scott Mills and Adele Roberts shows, as well as on Beats 1 on Apple Music.

The single was co-written by Robinson with Allie Crystal and Larzz Principato (Dua Lipa, Halsey), and produced by fellow New Zealanders Joel Little (Khalid, Lorde) and Sam De Jong (30 Seconds to Mars, Noah Kahan).

Over the past 2 years Robinson has spent her time in studios around the world, working with producers and lyricists such as Fred Gibson (Ellie Goulding), Daniel Ledinsky (Tove Lo, Rihanna), and Adam Argyle (James Bay, Ella Henderson).

More music is due to come from Robinson later this year.

 

Facebook

 

Twitter

 

Instagram

 

Soundcloud

 

Spotify

 

Apple Music

 

iTunes

 

Deezer

Better Things to Come (feat. Sarah McNeill) - Bo Jolly

Bo Jolly

 

Better Things to Come (feat. Sarah McNeill) - Bo Jolly

Better Things to Come (feat. Sarah McNeill) – Bo Jolly

 

 

ARTIST NAME:  Bo Jolly

 

 

 

 

SONG TITLE:  Better Things To Come (feat. Sarah McNeill)

 

 

 

 

RELEASE DATE: February 2018

 

 

 

 

GENRE: Pop

 

 

 

 

 

Facebook

 

 

 

 

Twitter

 

 

 

 

iTunes

 

 

 

Spotify

 

 

 

Website

 

 

 

 

Bo Jolly

 

 

 

 

 

 

State your reason for choosing music as a career.

 

We want to create songs that resonate with people all over the world.  We want to get our tracks stuck in people’s heads, so they’re singing our songs without realising they are hooked.  That’s the dream!

 

.

 

.

 

.

 

 

 

Tell us how you write the lyrics to your song.

 

Careful choice of words to build a picture of hope in a few lines of text.  Bit like ‘I spy with my little eye…’.  We work together, as a team, all bringing different hooks to the table.

 

.

 

.

 

.

 

 

 

Share your press release and reviews with us.

 

Bo Jolly are a music collective of songwriters and producers based in London, but working with artists internationally.  Their identity remains unknown, despite speculation…. And we intend to keep it that way!

 

.

 

.

 

.

 

 

 

Discuss your life outside the music world.

 

We have a load of different music projects going on at the moment, so we don’t have a lot of life outside of the music world, but that’s the way we like it!

 

 

 

I guess you could say we like reading about people living through natural and man made situations around the world…puts our own life in perspective.  Love walking and being outdoors in city or country, whatever the weather.  Like thinking about subjects without easy answers, talking apolitically, and hearing other people’s perspectives.

 

 

 

But, like we said… music is life, and life is music!

 

.

 

.

 

.

 

 

 

Discuss your music career.

 

We’ve all known each other since school, we were in a ska group at school and we have experimented with a lot of different genres – electric folk, folk rock, dance, rock, club… the list is endless.  We had a few chart hits under other group names, and have been signed to Warner Music under one of those entities, but we have started a fresh this time around and are being hugely supported by an independent record label and are loving working in a more discreet way, as behind the scenes producers, making amazing music without the whole show of people coming up to you in the street and always knowing who you are.  We weren’t keen on that life at all.

 

.

 

.

 

.

 

 

 

Elaborate on your artist’s name.

 

The figment of a fevered imagination washed up on a shipwrecked shore…echoing ‘all is well with the world’, bit like saying ‘Happy New Year’. Feel it now: (run it together) ‘Bo Jolly’…there, that wasn’t so hard was it?

 

.

 

.

 

.

 

 

 

List your five favourite music videos with reasons.

 

 

 

Cassius ft. Cat Power & Pharrell Williams, “Go Up”

 

Take two images that seemingly have nothing to do with each other, and place them next to each other to create a new one. Do that dozens of times in a row, and the result is this!

 

 

 

 

 

Jay-Z, “The Story of O.J.”

 

It only uses Simpson as a jumping off point, a symbol. By reminding the audience of the horrible racist caricatures presented in children’s cartoons, Jay-Z’s new single helps paint a fuller picture of the violent, despicable legacy of slavery in America.

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Jackson, “Thriller“

 

The hardest decision we have ever made?  Picking between ‘Bad’, and ‘Smooth Criminal’.  MJ classics and this music video needs no introduction.

 

 

 

 

 

Kanye West “Fade”

 

Who could forget the major Flashdance take on this?

 

 

 

 

 

Foo Fighters “Learn To Fly”

 

The wacky cast of characters and the amazing track was perfect in this one.

 

.

 

.

 

.

 

 

 

Tell us your source of inspiration.

 

The world and relationships with people, places and things within it.

 

.

 

.

 

.

 

 

 

Tell us your impression on dealing with paparazzi.

 

We used to have to deal with them a lot, and this was before social media, so the paps actually got paid far more as the photos were all exclusives and celebs didn’t have social platforms to project the image they wanted to the world.   We don’t have to deal with them now, and that’s why we are staying anonymous.  Banksy doesn’t it, why can’t we?!

 

.

 

.

 

.

 

 

 

Elaborate on the recording of this song.

 

For ‘Better Things To Come’ we worked with Sarah (Sarah McNeill) who we are working on a few projects with at the moment.  She’s a great vocalist, and really easy to work with.  We fly out to her hometown of Toronto, Canada, and work with her on tracks we have pre-produced.  We get the vocals down and then come back to London to play with the tracks before finalising the sound.  For this single, Better Things To Come, we also have a saxophonist featuring on the track (Malcolm ‘Molly’ Duncan) – we’ve known him for years; he founded the Average White Band and had recorded and performed with some amazing artists (he has recorded with Ray Charles, Tom Petty, Dire Straits, Bryan Ferry and many others and has played live with artists including Marvin Gaye, Chaka Khan and Eric Clapton).  We love the unusual blend of soul, jazz, pop in this track – it gives it a really unique sound.

 

.

 

.

 

.

 

 

 

Tell us your future projects.

 

We have our next single coming out on 30th June – the music video is out just before then on 10th June, and we are working with a few different artists on the song writing and production side.  We have some singles coming out this year with a drum and bass, house take on pop, so a lot of different stuff going out.  Something for everyone.  Watch this space; you will be hearing a lot more from us!

 

.

 

.

 

.

 

 

 

List the names of those that have supported you so far.

 

Just like us, they prefer to remain behind the scenes.  And we don’t like to name drop.

 

.

 

.

 

.

 

 

 

Tell us your point of view on vocal tuning.

 

We are great believers in the universality of A= 440 i.e. concert pitch…it allows us to sing/play with anyone else. Music is a collaborative venture after all.

 

.

 

.

 

.

 

 

 

Tell us your thought on quality and quantity for the release of songs.

 

Quality breeds quantity these days.  It’s a good idea to release as many tracks as you are ready to, as long as they are ready to a decent level.  You give people options in life; we all like different things so the more you have out there the better.

 

.

 

.

 

.

 

 

 

Tell us your viewpoint on comparing music career to non-music career.

 

One can only truly compare ‘like with like’. There is nothing else like a music career, except another music career.  We are satisfied with one career, one love, one hobby, one life.

 

.

 

.

 

.

 

 

 

Tell us your opinion on categorizing music into genres and sub-genres.

 

From a catalogue/ location perspective it’s fine, but it’s not always helpful for artists as we can get type cast, or rather, ‘genre cast’ from just one unrepresentative track.

 

 

 

.

 

.

 

.

 

 

 

State the genre you despise most with reason.

 

Despise is a strong word, and we don’t like to associate it with any kind of music.  There are people out there that love the type of music we aren’t following, and we don’t ‘get’ but that’s what makes it interesting.  What we will say is, we haven’t collaborate with any death metal artists….yet!

 

 

 

.

 

.

 

.

 

 

 

List your five favourite movies with reasons.

 

 

 

The Godfather – an obvious choice, but a must!

 

 

 

Bullitt – McQueen’s humility, Bisset’s honesty, counterweights to the violence amidst SanFran’s streetscape.

 

 

 

Fargo – life on life terms when burying the money.

 

 

 

The French Connection – spy-like realism, use of Super 8mm for car chase…based on reality.

 

 

 

The Shawshank Redemption – a great plot and a true story.

 

.

 

.

 

.

 

 

 

State the title of the song and the meaning.

 

Better Things To Come…looking into the future with optimism.

 

.

 

.

 

.

 

 

 

State the title of the album and the reason for choosing the title.

 

We are thinking of an EP first, and we’re toying with the title ANONYMOUS.  I think you know why. 🙂

 

Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera ft. Demi Lovato Fall In Line

 

 

 

 

Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera

 

 

 

 

CHRISTINA AGUILERA UNVEILS MUSIC VIDEO FOR “FALL IN LINE” FEAT. DEMI LOVATO

 

Christina Aguilera ft. Demi Lovato Fall In Line

 

 

Global superstar Christina Aguilera unveils the music video for her recently released track “Fall In Line” feat. Demi Lovato, which was directed by Luke Gilford. This past weekend, Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato performed the world television debut of the song together on the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. USA Today said they “lit up the stage with some of the strongest vocals of the night,” Billboard called the performance an “explosive duet battle,” and Vogue stated that they were “a joined force to be reckoned with.” “Fall in Line” feat. Demi Lovato, along with previously released “Twice” and “Accelerate” feat. Ty Dolla $ign and 2 Chainz will be included on Christina’s upcoming 6th studio album “Liberation”, which will be released on June 15th via RCA Records and is available for pre-order now. Fans who pre-order the album will also receive all three tracks as instant-grats.

 

Additionally, Christina Aguilera announced that XNDA and critically acclaimed rapper GoldLink will be featured on her forthcoming album. XNDA will be featured on “Pipe” and GoldLink will be featured on “Like I Do.”

 

Recently, Christina also announced her upcoming North American tour this fall. This will be her first tour since 2008, which will kick off on September 25th and travel to 22 cities, performing at many of North America’s most intimate venues including two dates at New York’s Radio City Music Hall, two dates at The Chicago Theatre, and stops in Boston, Oakland, Denver, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and more. It has also just been announced that seven-time GRAMMY Award-winning musician Big Boi will be supporting Christina in select cities.

 

Tickets are on sale now at http://www.livenation.com. Every online ticket purchased for Christina Aguilera’s 2018 tour includes a standard CD copy of her new album, “Liberation”. Instructions on how to redeem a copy will be provided by Ticketmaster within 24 hours of ticket purchase via email.

 

Full list of tour dates:

Christina Aguilera Tour Dates
TUE 9/25 Hard Rock Live Hollywood, FL

 

FRI 9/28 The Theater at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, NJ

 

SUN 9/30 The Theater at MGM National Harbor Washington, DC

 

WED 10/3 Radio City Music Hall New York, NY

 

THU 10/4 Radio City Music Hall New York, NY

 

SAT 10/6 Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville, CT

 

MON 10/8 Boch Center Wang Theatre Boston, MA

 

THU 10/11 Casino Rama Resort Oirllia, ON

 

SAT 10/13 Fox Theatre Detroit Detroit, MI

 

TUE 10/16 The Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL

 

WED 10/17 The Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL

 

FRI 10/19 Pepsi Center Denver, CO

 

MON 10/22 Paramount-Theatre Oakland Oakland, CA

 

WED 10/24 Fantasy Springs Resort Casino Indio, CA

 

FRI 10/26 Greek Theatre Los Angeles, CA

 

SAT 10/27 The Colosseum Las Vegas, NV

 

MON 10/29 Comerica Theatre Phoenix, AZ

 

THU 11/1 Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land Sugar Land, TX

 

SAT 11/3 WinStar World Casino and Resort Thackerville, OK

 

SUN 11/4 Paradise Cove at River Spirit Casino Resort Tulsa, OK

 

TUE 11/6 Peabody Opera House St. Louis, MO

 

FRI 11/9 Saenger Theatre New Orleans, LA

 

SUN 11/11 Fox Theatre Atlanta Atlanta, GA

 

TUE 11/13 The Mahaffey Theatre St. Petersburg, FL

* Not a Live Nation date With Big Boi

 

Christina Aguilera will be performing as part of the Today Show’s 2018 Citi Concert Series this summer on Friday, June 15th.

 

Christina Aguilera is a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter renowned for her powerful voice and hit songs. Throughout her career, she has sold more than 43 million records worldwide. Aguilera has achieved five No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart making her the fourth female artist to top the chart over three consecutive decades (1990s, 2000s, and 2010s). She has won six Grammy Awards including one Latin Grammy Award. She has also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and holds the prestigious honor of being the only artist under the age of 30 included in Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of the 100 greatest singers of all time. In 2011 she entered the world of television as a coach on NBC’s Emmy Award nominated show The Voice. Aguilera continues to use her voice for good. She has served as global spokesperson for Yum! Brands’ World Hunger Relief effort since 2009 and has helped raise over $150 million for the World Food Program and other hunger relief agencies.

 

“Fall In Line” feat. Demi Lovato:

Buy “Fall In Line”

iTunes

Apple Music

Spotify

Google Play

Amazon

Lyric Video

 

 

 

 

Pre-order Liberation

iTunes

Apple Musicc

Spotify

Spotify

Google Play

Amazon

Website

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

Davisson Brothers Band

Davisson Brothers Band

Davisson Brothers Band

 

 

DAVISSON BROTHERS BAND

 

 

FIGHTER

 

 

RELEASED: MAY 25, 2018

 

 

iTunes

 

 

 

Apple Music

 

 

 

Spotify

 

 

Davisson Brothers Band

The members of the Davisson Brothers Band and the music they make are a direct reflection of where they come from and the brand for which they stand. Hailing from the hills and hollers of rural West Virginia, the Davisson Brothers Band lives and breathes an authentic wild and wonderful, country lifestyle with music being the foundation. They take great pride in their heritage, roots and rugged backwoods culture. The four piece has an amazing, high energy show that mesmerizes crowds and makes people proud of who they are and where they come from.

 

 

 

The band consists of brothers, Donnie Davisson and Chris Davisson, along with long-time friends, Aaron Regester and Russell Reppert. The band has toured coast to coast with thousands of live shows under their belt in every situation and at every type of event imaginable. They are a very well-rounded band who can hold their own on any stage, anywhere with anyone – including the international stars at CMC Rocks QLD recently, where they WOWED Australian crowds.

 

 

In fact, local star Lee Kernaghan has become one of the band’s biggest fans. “I LOVE that Po’ Boyz song!” he proclaimed at the CMC Music Awards earlier this year.

 

 

The album’s first single ‘Po’ Boyz’ peaked at #2 on the National Country Airplay chart and the music video went all the way to #1 on the CMC Top 30 Countdown.

 

 

Fighter is produced by Grammy Award winning producer, Keith Stegall (Zac Brown Band, Alan Jackson).

 

 

 

Website

 

 

Facebook

 

 

Twitter

 

 

YouTube

 

 

Instagram

 

Christine and The Queens - Girlfriend (feat. Dâm-Funk

Christine and The Queens – Girlfriend (feat. Dâm-Funk)

 

 

 

Christine and The Queens - Girlfriend (feat. Dâm-Funk

Christine and The Queens – Girlfriend (feat. Dâm-Funk

 

 

 

Christine and The Queens – Girlfriend (feat. Dâm-Funk)

 

 

“Peak Janet and pure lust… feels like a fluid generation’s mantra-in-waiting” – The Guardian

 

 

 

“The French pop sensation returns with an ultra-smooth, funk driven tune” – V Magazine

 

 

 

“Her take on funk is fluid in every sense, but it also finds her sounding utterly dominant” – NME

 

 

 

“An extremely fucking good mission statement” – Noisey

 

 

 

“Christine and the Queens, is, thank god, back” – i-D

 

 

 

Christine and the Queens debuts the stunning video for her acclaimed comeback single “Girlfriend”.

 

 

 

 

With the original concept being developed by Christine herself, director Jordan Bahat describes how she came to him with Charles Ebbets’ photos from the 1930’s of builders relaxing on girders 60 stories up in the air and said, “These are the sorts of scenes I want to create for this video”. Along with those pictures, there were colour references from Tarsem and choreography references from West Side Story and Michael Jackson’s “Bad”.

 

 

 

The film draws inspiration from these hyper stylised American musicals but pulls them upside-down and inside-out for a song that is revisiting radical concepts of masculinity and gender.

 

 

 

 

“The message is both simple and radical,” says Christine and the Queens. “Simple because the video relies on energy and an effective use of choreography: more physical, sensual and assertive. Radical in terms of its aesthetics: here, the gang concept blurs the lines between ballerina and thug, as was often the case in American musicals such as West Side Story.”

 

 

 

The video also delivers us a more detailed unveiling of the Chris character; bigger, prouder, funnier, and damned horny whilst also illustrating the narrative of the original song beautifully.

 

 

 

Christine explains; “The song is like a story you tell to your friends” she continues. “Chris is the gang leader, the kind of person you look for and listen to; he does what he wants, perched up high somewhere, dangling above the emptiness…”

 

 

 

Girlfriend debuted as Annie Mac’s ‘Hottest Record In The World’ on BBC Radio 1 last Thursday and was released to instant critical acclaim from The Guardian to Vice, and i-D to V Magazine; landing on radio, Spotify and Apple Music playlists worldwide, clocking up more than a million streams over the weekend. The song is available in English and French language versions; the latter titled “Damn, Dis Moi”.

 

 

 

“Girlfriend” is Christine and the Queens’ first new song since her already iconic debut record Chaleur Humaine, released to near-universal acclaim in France in 2014 and the UK in 2016, and selling more than 1.3 million copies to date. If Chaleur Humaine was an introduction to Christine and the Queens AKA Héloïse Letissier, then ‘Girlfriend’ is a bold declaration of the next chapter in her story. She’s stepping away from her debut album towards a tougher, more minimalist, and more upbeat sound, which finds its most direct expression on ‘Girlfriend’. The track – written and produced by Letissier- pays tribute to her long-time love of the G-funk sound, and in order to get it exactly right, she tracked down one of its pioneers, Dâm-Funk, and asked him to sing and play on it.

 

 

 

Christine and the Queens will perform at Radio 1’s Biggest Weekend in Swansea, UK, this Sunday 27 May. She has announced a full tour of Europe, Canada and the United States for the Autumn.

 

 

 

 

See christineandthequeens.com for ticket information.

 

 

11 October – LUXEMBOURG – ROCKHAL

 

 

 

12 October – BRUXELLES – FOREST NATIONAL

 

 

 

13 October – AMSTERDAM – AFAS LIVE

 

 

 

15 October – BERLIN – COLUMBIAHALLE

 

 

 

17 October – STOCKHOLM – NOBELBERGET

 

 

 

23 October – SEATTLE – THE SHOWBOX

 

 

 

26 October – OAKLAND – FOX THEATER

 

 

 

27 October – LOS ANGELES – THE WILTERN

 

 

 

31 October – NEW YORK – BROOKLYN STEEL – SOLD OUT

 

 

 

01 November – NEW YORK – BROOKLYN STEEL

 

 

 

02 November – PHILADELPHIA – UNION TRANSFER

 

 

 

04 November – WASHINGTON – 9:30 CLUB

 

 

 

05 November – TORONTO – THE DANFORTH MUSIC HALL

 

 

 

06 November – MONTREAL – PLACE BELL

 

 

 

17 November – BOURNEMOUTH – BIC

 

 

 

20 November – LONDON – EVENTIM APOLLO – SOLD OUT

 

 

 

21 November – LONDON – EVENTIM APOLLO – SOLD OUT

 

 

 

23 November – GLASGOW – ROYAL CONCERT HALL

 

 

 

24 November – EDINBURGH – USHER HALL

 

 

 

26 November – BIRMINGHAM – O2 ACADEMY

 

 

 

27 November – MANCHESTER – O2 APOLLO

 

 

 

30 November – DUBLIN – RDS

 

 

 

04 December – NANTES – ZENITH

 

 

 

05 December – BORDEAUX – METROPOLE ARENA

 

 

 

06 December – MONTPELLIER – ZENITH SUD

 

 

 

11 December – GENEVE – ARENA

 

 

 

12 December – STRASBOURG – ZENITH

 

 

 

14 December – LYON – HALLE TONY GARNIER

 

 

 

15 December – TOULOUSE – ZENITH

 

 

 

18 December – PARIS – ACCORHOTELS ARENA

Jennifer Lopez - Dinero ft. DJ Khaled, Cardi B

Jennifer Lopez – Dinero

 

 

 

Jennifer Lopez - Dinero ft. DJ Khaled, Cardi B

Jennifer Lopez – Dinero ft. DJ Khaled, Cardi B

 

 

 

 

Spotify

 

iTunes

 

Apple Music

 

Amazon

 

 

The official music video for Jennifer Lopez’s “Dinero” featuring DJ Khaled and Cardi B.

 

 

 

More!

Actress/singer Jennifer Lopez was born in the Bronx, New York, on July 24, 1969.

 

After starting out in the musical theater as a child, she made her film debut at age 16 in the little-seen My Little Girl, but her career then stalled until she was tapped to become one of the dancing “Fly Girls” on the television sketch comedy series In Living Color. A recurring role on the TV drama Second Chances followed before Lopez was thrust into the limelight co-starring with Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson in the 1995 feature film Money Train.

 

Smaller roles in pictures including My Family/Mi Familia, Jack, and Blood and Wine followed before she landed the title role in 1997’s Selena, portraying the slain Tejano singer. Co-starring opposite George Clooney in 1998’s acclaimed Out of Sight, Lopez (part of a Puerto Rican family) became the highest-paid Latina actress in Hollywood history; the following summer, she returned to her musical roots with her debut pop album, On the 6, scoring a major hit with the infectious single “If You Had My Love.”

 

Lopez didn’t waste time perfecting a sophomore effort, the appropriately titled J.Lo, which was issued in early 2001. The following year, Lopez released J to tha L-O!: The Remixes and This Is Me…Then, which spawned another hit single, “Jenny from the Block.”

 

Although her high-profile romance with Ben Affleck created more headlines than her recording career, her follow-up, 2005’s Rebirth — released just after she married singer Marc Anthony — was anticipated enough to debut at number two on the Billboard 200 album chart. The Spanish-language album Como Ama una Mujer followed in 2007, peaking at number ten on the Billboard 200 chart while remaining at the top of the Latin chart for seven consecutive weeks.

 

In October of that same year, Lopez put out a more “traditional” pop album, Brave, followed by an accompanying tour. Love?, another pop album, was released on April 2011, a few months after Lopez debuted alongside Randy Jackson and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler as one of the judges on American Idol.

 

Love? proved Lopez’s biggest hit in years, no doubt benefiting from her role as an American Idol judge. Lopez lasted two seasons with American Idol, departing after the 2012 season. Just as the news of her departure arrived, so too did the news of her divorce from Marc Anthony. Her first hits collection, Dance Again…The Hits appeared in July 2012 and entered the Billboard album charts at number 20.

 

Lopez returned to American Idol for its 13th season in January 2014. During the season, she started to tease her new album, releasing its first single, “I Luh Ya Papi,” in March; it peaked at 77 on the Hot 100 and seven on the Hot Dance Club Songs chart. Upon the conclusion of Idol, she released her eighth album, A.K.A., which was also her first record for the Capitol label; it appeared in June of 2014.

 

The following year, she voiced a character in the animated feature film Home, and also contributed the single “Feel the Light” to the film’s soundtrack.

 

In January 2016, Lopez kicked off an extended live concert residency at the AXIS at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.

 

Several months later, she marked her return to Epic Records after a six-year absence from the label with the release of the single “Ain’t Your Mama.”

Lopez also premiered the song with a live performance on the final episode and series finale of season 15 of American Idol.

 

In July 2017, she released “Ni Tú Ni Yo,” the lead single from her forthcoming Spanish-language LP, which was executive produced by ex-husband Marc Anthony. A second single, “Amor, Amor, Amor,” featuring Wisin followed that November. Spanish single “El Anillo” arrived in 2018, as did a bilingual single titled “Dinero,” featuring DJ Khaled and Cardi B.

~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi

 

Mobile Version