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Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” video: Hit or Miss?

By Dorothy Frazier

It looks like Nicki Minaj is giving pop/country music’s greatest singer ever, Taylor Swift a run for her money this week in music. I couldn’t/wouldn’t make this stuff up folks. [shrugs] Nicki’s new “Anaconda” video was unleashed earlier today and has created quite a stir in social media, reaching nearly 5 million YouTube views in less than 24 hours.

Nicki Minaj's video for "Anaconda," released August 2014.

Sex really does sell and I am sure Miley Cyrus would second this notion. The twerk-heavy, sexual, racy video has garnered praise from some fans, while others are left scratching their heads. What are your thoughts? Sound off in the comments below and let a girl know what’s up! Is it a hit or a miss!?? I dunno, I am not feeling this one, but Nicki won’t lose sleep over this lil fact, she racking in the hoe, I mean doe. (ijs) By the way, did I mention Swift just released her new POP album?! Yes the hell she did, check it out here.
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Minaj is slated to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. Will she perform “Anaconda”? We wonder if Drake will make a special appearance. Time will tell. Grrrrr!


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Little Bit of Country Singer, Taylor Swift goes a Lil Bit of Pop Sugar..? – VIDEO

By Dorothy Frazier

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The album – named after Swift’s birth year – will be in stores Oct. 27 and is available for “pre-buy” now at www.taylorswift.com.

The cover of Taylor Swift's new album, '1989.'(Photo: Submitted)

Country singer Taylor Swifthas gone bonkers for POP music and it seems fans loves this bit of news as much as she does. The diva has skills and plans on creating a new type of star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Yes, friends and its all coming your way as her fifth installment, 1989, which debuts October 27th. The latest music is her very “first, official pop album,” according to the singer…. who gushed the news to a small crowd of her fans, which just happened to be — at the TOP of New York’s Empire State Building. How epic is that?

Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 56th Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles.(Photo: Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images)

She said she discovered it was a time of “limitless potential and the idea that you can do what you want, be who you want, wear what you want and love who you want, and you get to decide where your life is going.”

The goal for leadoff single Shake It Off was to create a song that sounded like “nothing I had done.” Produced by Max Martin and Shellback (the team behind other enormous Swift hits I Knew You Were Trouble and We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together), the unabashedly poppy anthem is inspired by a lesson that Swift learned in the two years since her last album, 2012′s Red. “People can say whatever they want about us, at any time,” she said. “The only thing we can control is our reaction to that.”

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Shake It Off is accompanied by an equally chirpy music video directed by Mark Romanek (Johnny Cash’s Hurt, Michael and Janet Jackson’s Scream videos). In it, the 24-year-old singer is flanked by ballerinas, gymnasts and twerking women.

Whether any of that will appeal to the country fans who made her a superstar remains to be seen.

“Does anyone still think of Taylor Swift as a country artist anymore?” says Rolling Stone contributing editor Anthony DeCurtis. “She’s very career-savvy, and I’m sure she and her handlers are convinced she can withstand any potential blowback. And I would agree.”

Says Jason Lipshutz, associate editor at Billboard, “I don’t think it’s Taylor Swift deserting the genre as much as it’s Taylor Swift trying something new.

“Her last album was based in country music, but it had a lot of bubblegum pop in it,” he says. “She’s always been a great storyteller, but she’s been trying her hand at pop music more and more.

“It’s kind of a complete transition that if you’ve been paying attention, you could see coming.”

But Gregg Swedberg, program director of K102 in Minneapolis, doesn’t believe country radio “will pay Taylor much attention this time.”

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“I’m sure there will be some stations who will play it a couple of times, as she makes high-quality music no matter the genre,” he adds. “Taylor fans will love the new music, and it’s well known that her fans come from all formats.

 

What do you think about the switch? Sound off in the comments below.

News Source:USA Today & Rolling Stone


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Ciara Dishes On Being A New Mommy And Life After Her ex, Future

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Singer Ciara is single again — oh, and just in case you missed it — a brand new mommy! The diva recently opened up to E! News, dishing on her bouncy baby boy, Future Zahir Wilburn, born on May 19th — and the devastating break-up with rapper Future. Ciara, 28, called it quits earlier this week after learning the rap superstar cheated.

Ciara & baby Future -- Credit: Instagram

Us Weekly broke the news first on the couples split.

When asked about the rumors surrounding the “wedding,” Future chided, he and CiCi were addressing things head-on.

“We’re focusing on whatever concerns us. Anything that concerns us as far as career, baby showers, pregnancies, wedding, having a baby, everything that’s going on, we’re focusing on it. We’ve gotta to make sure everything is up to our standard.” (ELLE)

Can’t say we’re surprised. The couple got engaged shortly after they began dating, less than a year later. Not to mention that adding a kid to the equation doesn’t seem to sit well with Future, according to his track record. It sucks, especially now that there’s a kid involved.

Ciara shared some “Conscious Uncoupling ,” nuggets as well.

“I’m in a much more clairvoyant place in my life. So, I want to express that through my music,” she said.

Ciara and Baby Future -- Credit: Instagram

“I think that when you become a mom… you don’t really worry about the small stuff. I’m just way more centered. It makes you focus even more on what your goals are in life. And I just feel a whole new spiritual energy that’s happening,” the diva added.

However, according to an E! insider, Ciara was “devastated” after learning of the betrayal, but despite it all, the R&B singer appears to be taking everything in stride and worrying about the things that truly matter.

“My son has been the best thing that has happened in my life. He has been amazing and he is truly heaven-sent. And so, I just feel all that love, I am happy with it just being me and my baby.

Future Zahir Wilburn, born on May 19, 2014

She added, that she still has lofty goals that she aims to accomplish. ” I can’t waste time. I have to go for it. It’s actually pushing me harder, and forward.”

Noting that parenthood has fueled her to be even more diligent about her career. “I want to be one of those moms and women that when I look back, I know that I always stayed focused,” she explained.

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And speaking on new music, The Body Part crooner says she has been hard at work in the studio with mega-producers Dr. Luke and Mike Will, and admonishes, “Now my concept is do more… times three. I’m all about making the best music possible… We’re just having fun, letting the music live. Just letting it be.”

“It’s a great thing,” she said of motherhood. “I wouldn’t trade it for the world, and I’m very, very happy.”


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Feel Good Music is Back — 9 Up and Coming Singers You Need to Know

By Carla B.

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Headlines and Social Media may be obsessed with who the next big artist in music is, but while many of the mainstream Hip-Hop heads bicker,  Indie Artists are enjoying a full-fledged renaissance. Artists like Jermain Jackman, Lourdes Duque Baron, Steven KnightRahn Anthoni, Matthew Boyer, Monique Bright, Emily Piriz, Jessica Meuse & Marialle Sellars are doing just as much to dictate the future of music, and they’ve got an entire new generation of singers and songwriters behind them ready to become the next big thing in music.

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With new artists emerging everyday, it can be hard to figure out who’s truly worth your time. That’s where we come in. Check out our top picks for the next generation of R&B & Pop music stars. (pictured below)

9 Up and Coming Singers to Watch - Matthew Boyer, Marrialle Sellars, Rahn Anthoni, Steven Knight, Lourdes Duque Baron, Monique Bright, Emily Piriz, Jessica Meuse and Jermain Jackman

Featured Artist: Lourdes D. Baron

(E’s Music News) – Lourdes Duque Baron has taken music back to basics. I guess the songbird felt it was time to call for an end to the same ole tune and birth a new wave in indie music…leading the way into the new age… the latest music model to bloom.

I can dig it, because this girl here… (me) well, I’ve screamed for years about how I wished some creative artist, a tested and true musical talent that was OKAY not conforming to the masses. Someone that would bring REAL Music back!

Well my dearest, it seems someone has heard my cries — because the infamous music industry now has their diamond in the rough.

The singer; award winning author, entrepreneur, and model who just happens to be 67, recently released her debut album, Feeling Good At Any Age, a galiant effort, topping the charts around the world. Featuring songs like Cry Me A River, Feeling Good, Me & Mr. Jones, Our Day Will Come, BESAME, La Vie En Rose amongst others.

“Lourdes brings love into the world with the help of feel good music that’s amazingly positive and exuberant, filled with hope and passion,” – Carla B.

Mana Official MerchandiseThe crooners sound is buoyant but reflective, a statesmanlike work of rock-and-roll, pop, reggae & Latin chords appropriate to music lovers of all era’s. The diva is authentic as they come and doesn’t transform.

Now, I am sure you would agree that everyone likes to predict which new singer will hit it big and I am no exception. While Lourdes is hardly a household name, she has proven that she has star quality and talent. If you hurry, you can still claim you liked her before she hits it big!

Are you a fan of Lourdes? See what’s new,  Click here to be redirected to her MTV Artists Page and tell us what you think of her music in the comments below.

Stay connected to Lourdes on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/lourdesduquebaron

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“Feeling Good At Any Age” Musician Lourdes Duque Baron Establishes ‘Hope For The World Foundation’

By Tawanda Cawthon

Singer, Award Winning Author and Humanitarian Lourdes Duque Baron has established ‘The Hope For The World Foundation’ and plans to launch a high profile celebrity studded fundraising campaign to benefit ‘The World Medical Mission Foundation’. The missions infrastructure is non-profit and has provided medical and surgical treatment throughout the Philippines and Mexico, assisting poverty stricken individuals for over 28 years, with the goal of helping ensure people around the globe receive the medical treatment they need, when they need it.

“During a time when health insurance and medical care is non existent in some areas, and at an all-time high in others, ‘The Hope For The World Foundation,’ couldn’t have come at a better time. Lourdes is a gem, truly a Godsend,” Carla B., Founder of EOTM Media Group said.


The extravaganza is slated for January 2015 at Boulevard 3 in Hollywood, California. The charity event will raise funds for the mission, helping to continue its life’s work, doing their part to help change the world, wherever it’s needed the most.

Hope For The World Foundation, which is the first of its kind also aims to take concrete steps to improve lives and to establish best practices in medicine.

Baron, who recently launched her music career defines her music as a “stepping-stone” to this greater mission. Noting, medical treatment is so important and that “everybody should have a chance in life.”

More than 50 percent of revenues from Ms. Baron’s music will go directly toward the lifesaving medical mission, and the philanthropist is not stopping there. Over the next  couple of years the admirable crusade will continue to fund the mission, focusing on children and those in need in the developing world.

The programs will also advance the organization’s initiatives in all areas of medicine under the direction of Dr. Robinson V. Baron and their daughter, Stephanie Baron, P.A.-C, Director of the medical mission.


To support this event and for more information please visit Lourdes Duque Baron’s Official Website.

PRWeb contributed to this report

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‘Cowboy Song’ singer Garth Brooks announce New Music and World tour!

By Cain Cawthon

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Country music star Garth Brooks is back! The singer, 52, announced the news today that he is planning on kicking off a three-year world tour with the first date to be announced Monday.

Garth Brooks -- Credit: Sony Music

Brooks retired back in 2001 to raise his two young daughters.

“I want to thank God and everyone who is giving me a chance to actually look at a second half of a career. I don’t know many artists who get this chance,” Brooks said.

A new double album is set to drop around Black Friday, with new music set for release sometime in the next two months, the country superstar said during a much-anticipated live stream news conference. “The new record is gong to be a double album because we have a lot to say.

For the first time, Brooks’ fans will be able to buy some of the singles through his site, garthbrooks.com.

“His big change is making his music available to download,” says Lon Helton, publisher of Country Aircheck, an industry trade publication. “And he’s not giving it to iTunes.”

Brooks, the top-selling artist in the USA since 1991, has been one of the last major holdouts in the digital realm. Some people might think “I’m giving it away, but I’m not,” he says. But it will be offered “at a stupid price.”

“I guarantee you it’s something where you buy the whole catalog,” says Kris Rochester, co-host of the syndicated radio show Tony and Kris in the Morning. “He’ll sell millions.”

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Brooks has signed with Sony Music Nashville, and his new album will bear the RCA imprint. That album “is what we would traditionally think of as a double album, just because there’s a lot to say,” he says. One of the album’s songs “might very well have taken the place of The Dance as my favorite song ever.”

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When his wife, singer Trisha Yearwood, asked if he was sure he wanted to stay on the road, he says he told her, “I’ve never been more sure of anything, because the kids are healthy, and I’m touring with you.”

 

USA Today contributed to this report

Photo credit: Sony

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Colorful and highly influential R&B singer-songwriter Bobby Womack dies

Published by EOTM News Editor on June 27th, 2014 - in Breaking News, Celebrity Deaths, Music News, Trending

By Regis Yates

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Soul Singer Bobby Womack has died, he was 70. The Cleveland native passed away today ( Friday, June 27) according to his publicist, Sonya Kolowrat. At the time she could provide no further details.

Soul music legend Bobby Womack dead at 70 -- Photo credits: Rolling Stone/EOTM Media/Getty Image

Womack was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease two years ago and had been dealing with a number of health issues, including prostate cancer. Despite it all, he performed live at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn., last week and seemed in good health, according to reports.

His older brother, Friendly Womack Jr., also confirmed the sad news noting, that Bobby was found dead, in his bed.

“I was shocked, because I just spoke to him. When I talked with Bobby last night he was getting ready to go to Amsterdam, they had seven dates out there and he was telling me that he was coming back to L.A. and he had a couple of recording companies he was looking at signing with. But things happen. God has control, and whatever happens, he is in control,” Womack said.

At the time of his death, Womack was in the process of completing a new album, tentatively titled “The Best Is Yet to Come” and, according to Rolling Stone, reportedly to feature guest spots from Stevie Wonder, Rod Stewart, and Snoop Dogg.

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Womack was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009. His career spanned the gospel and doo-wop late 1950s, the soul ’60s and the funky ’70s.

The singer was most famous for  hits such as “Across 110th Street” and “Woman’s Gotta Have It.”

He was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009, and in 2012 he released his first album in more than a decade, “The Bravest Man in the Universe.” The album was full of electronic music and beats.

“You know more at 65 than you did at 25. I understand the songs much better now,” he told Rolling Stone at that time.

The legend also sang background and played instruments on tracks for many other artists, including Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, King Curtis, Janis Joplin and Dusty Springfield, Elvis Presley, and Sly and the Family Stone.

According to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website, Womack sang gospel music at a young age, performing with his brothers,  The Womack Brothers.

Womack was remarried to his second wife, Regina, at the time of his death, and is survived by his wife, his two brothers, two sons and a daughter.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete, details forthcoming.
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RIP to a musical legend — he will be missed.

Rolling Stone contributed to this report.

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Music News: Latest & Breaking Music Reviews & Ratings | EOTM Media Group

By Carla B.

Check out the latest reviews and ratings for new album releases!

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Singer Lourdes Duque Baron has released a new cover song and it’s available to download for free!

‘Cry Me A River’ Music Review

Move over teen-pop movement and make way for the baby boomers; the hipsters, propagandists — and the leader of the pack, 67 year old beauty queen, Lourdes Duque Baron. She’s coming for y’all!

Revisiting When Music Was Nice & Good…

The fifties and sixty’s brought about a revolution in music, from jazz, bebop, and big band sounds, including crooners like Sarah Vaughan, Bing Crosby, Diana Krall, Pat Boone, Sam Cooke, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and many more musical legends. An era where feel good music reverberated in the atmosphere…in every faction.

Fast Forward…New Age

Fast forward 4 decades to 2014 where sexual deviants, greedy music executives and mainstream ‘trends’ have hijacked much of the industry. Well music lovers, you can now thank your lucky stars, because break-out soloist, Lourdes is giving us all a taste of what we have been missing. Baron, a sexy, hip-swiveling debutante, clearly influenced by her era.

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The ‘Feeling Good At Any Age’ singer has put her spin on Diana Krall’s ‘Cry Me A River,‘ the red stamp and made it her own – with the release of an fervent version of the hit single.

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A waterfall of tears, booming chords infused with spite and retribution, (“You drove me, nearly drove me, out of my head, While you never shed a tear, Remember, I remember, all that you said”)  Baron’s pounding, fiery score weaving the single into a twisted work of drama and ill humor. I can dig it!

It’s completely lovely in an effortless sort of way.

Lourdes is providing music lovers a fulcrum of possibility. Her soulful, fusion vibes helps to create the possibility for a national, even worldwide phenomenon.

Click here to download  Cry Me A River, FREE via MTV: http://t.opsp.in/h29u4

Questions? Comments? Let us know: @eotmonline @eotmpr

 

 


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Solange Knowles record sales soar after Jay Z elevator beat down – EOTM Music News

Published by EOTM News Editor on May 26th, 2014 - in Breaking News, Hip Hop News, Music News, Pop Culture

Solange - Credit: Twitter

Solange Knowles Sees Increase In Music Sales Since Elevator Video
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Video News by NewsLook There’s no such thing as bad press. And now, Solange Knowles has become a prime example.

 

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