Azerbaijan duo Ell/Nikki has taken out the winner's prize for the 2011 Eurovision song contest in Dusseldorf last weekend. Performing the song "Running Scared", this becomes the first time ever that Azerbaijan has won the contest. Ell/Nikki is a pop duo of singers Eldar Gasimov and Nigar Jamal, who both dreamed of winning the Eurovision crown since 2000. Eldar is currently a student in his native country, while Nigar (Nikki) is a mother of two who currently is living in England after growing up and studying in Azerbaijan. She has said that she is inspired by singers including Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys and Brandy Norwood.
"We're so happy, we love you guys, we love you," the duo screamed at the crowd. Telecast to more than 120 million viewers in 55 countries, both were jubilant at their win. At a press conference Nikki said, "I'm just a housewife with two kids. […] Read more »
American singer and song-writer, Bob Dylan, has come forward to clarify to his fans all the talk about the so-called "China incident". He has issued a rare public statement putting to rest all speculation that the Chinese government prevented him from singing his protest songs.
Actually, all that happened was that the Chinese authorities asked for the set-list of the songs that he would be performing. There were no further developments. In a statement, Dylan said, "As far as censorship goes, the Chinese government had asked for the names of the songs that I would be playing. Theres no logical answer to that, so we sent them the set lists from the previous three months. If there were any songs, verses or lines censored, nobody ever told me about it and we played all the songs that we intended."[…] Read more »
To coincide with her highly successful Aphrodite - Les Folies tour arriving in Australia next month, Warner Music Australia's gearing up to drop two special packages of Aphrodite which will hopefully see the pop diva return to the loftier end of the charts.
Minogue's eleventh studio album Aphrodite has so far yielded three singles - 'All The Lovers', 'Get Outta My Way' and 'Better Than Today' - all of which have topped the US Billboard dance charts, making this her first album to score consecutive #1 dance hits. However, back in her home country Australia, 'All The Lovers' only managed to peak at #13. […] Read more »
Danish pop group Aqua could've retired comfortably on all the dough 'Barbie Girl' has and will eternally bring them. The band has amassed over 33 million album and single sales worldwide but everyone knew lightning was just about to strike again when the quartet reunited in 2009 for a greatest hits record.
'How R U Doin?' is the first offering from Aqua's forthcoming third studio album and thankfully, it still captures the band's signature pop hooks - albeit tailored for a 2011 market. In fact, before LMFAO, Pitbull and these kids came along, who do you think defined this combination of fluorescent pop with rap? That's right. It's time these Danish trendsetters came back for the throne and compete for a place in a pop market they had a hand in shaping.[…] Read more »
With drummer Ronnie Vannucci starting to promote his upcoming solo debut Big Talk, the musician revealed The Killers are planning to head into the studio next week to work on a new album. The record will be the band's first since 2008's Day And Age which spawned the singles "Human" and "Spaceman" and comes as a surprise as the Las Vegas group announced last year they would be taking a break to have "a little bit of time off".
"Tuesday, I think we start doing some writing," revealed Vannucci in a recent radio interview in London. "We all have stuff.. piles of songs we want to show each other. We want to get back in the studio and start writing."[…] Read more »
The uplifting track 'Light Up My World' has just been debuted on Ryan Seacrest's radio show in the US. The song is a newly created track written especially for the cast of "Glee" as they go to the Nationals for this season's finale. In the series, they will be travelling to the Nationals in New York City, and while in the Big Apple, viewers will be shown many of the interesting sights of the big city, sights including Times Square, Broadway and Central Park. The "Glee" kids will then perform a set list at the big event along with this new track "Light Up My World".[…] Read more »
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