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Saturday, 30 December 2017 07:17

18 Things That Will Turn 10 In 2018

A blast from the past.

How old were you in 2008? What were you doing in 2008? Were you listening to any of these albums or singles in 2008? Music has evolved drastically since the 2000s, whether it got better or worse that’s debatable. Most of the artists below had their heydays back in the 2000s but a few are still going strong today.

Take a trip down memory lane and look at 18 albums and singles that will turn a decade old this year!

 

ALBUMS

19 – Adele

Titled after her age at that time of release, 19 marked the start of it all for Adele. However, for many of us her second album, 21, was the one that really caught out eyes with the likes of Rolling In The Deep and Set Fire To The Rain.

One Of The Boys – Katy Perry

Filled with chart topping hits like I Kissed A Girl, Waking Up In Vegas, Thinking Of You and Hot n Cold. This was the album that catapulted Katy’s career to where she is today.

Good Girl Gone Bad – Rihanna

With this album, we saw Rihanna transform from having an innocent image to the edgy pop star we know her as. This album also includes some of her classic hits like Umbrella, Don’t Stop The Music and Shut Up and Drive.

Breakout – Miley Cyrus

This was Miley Cyrus breaking out of her Hannah Montana shell. Being the first album not related to her character Hannah Montana, Miley was able to put in more of her personality and elements of rock music – rather different from Hannah Montana’s music.

The Fame – Lady Gaga

This album kick-started Lady Gaga’s career with the likes of Poker Face, Just Dance and Paparazzi. Those were also the days where she was known to be over the top and eccentric. Lady Gaga would turn up on a red carpet in a meat-dress or in an incubator.

The Block – New Kids On The Block

They were heartthrobs back in the late 1980s and 1990s, and this album marked the band’s comeback in 2008. Songs like Summertime, Single and Dirty Dancing flooded the radio airways and we just couldn’t get enough of them.

Fearless – Taylor swift

We’re sure everyone is familiar with chart toppers like Love Story and You Belong With Me. This album marked Taylor’s international breakthrough to become the global superstar we know her today as.

I Am… Sasha Fierce – Beyoncé

Beyoncé’s two-disk album was quite a showstopper, with hits like Single Ladies, Halo and If I Were A Boy. From then till now, Beyoncé is still a force to be reckoned with and that’ll continue for a long time.

Circus – Britney Spears

We know Britney for her over the top productions and insane sets when it comes to her live shows; you never know what you’ll get with her. The title of this album encompasses the whole idea and the songs definitely live up to what they stand for.

 

SINGLES

Viva La Vida – Coldplay

The opening bars are so distinct and unique to this song that you cannot forget.

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

Are you still listening to this track today? This is one that’ll stay in our playlist for a very long time.

Fall For You – Secondhand Serenade

Didn’t we all try to learn this song on the guitar?  It was probably the love song of 2008.

4 Minutes – Madonna

Jumping from one car to another, dancing around in a grocery store and oh ya trying to save the world…

So What – P!nk

P!nk has challenged so many boundaries in music even till today. She’s right, so what she is a rock star.

Leavin’ – Jesse McCartney

This is bringing back so many memories; do you remember having this song on your Walkman, IPod or Creative Zen?

When I Grow Up – Pussycat Dolls

As the lead single off their album Doll Domination, this track was a hit among fans from all over the world.

Burnin’ Up – Jonas Brothers

These boys, heartthrobs in the late 2000s! This song brought back so many memories from their music and TV series, good times.

Crush – David Archuleta

Crush recently made a comeback after a fan tried to sing all the parts of the song in a viral video on YouTube.  

 

Bonus: Beyonce and Jay Z’s wedding

Music’s most talked about couple tied the knot in April of 2008 in a super-intimate ceremony.

Did any of these bring back memories for you? Share them with us!


Picture credit: Genius, People and glorfindels on Tumblr

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Saturday, 02 December 2017 07:19

12 Gifts Every Fandom Needs This Christmas

The season of giving is upon us once again.

If you are thinking of what gifts to get a fandom-obsessed person, you have come to the right place. Put aside the usual CDs, biographies and posters, we have got some interesting finds for you.

Regardless of whom they idolise, we’re sure you will find something suitable here!

 

1.     Pins - For the ones that like it subtle.

Beyonce Lemonade Pin | One Direction Pin Set | Drake Pin

 

2.     Iron Ons – For the ones that like to jazz up their outfits.

Justin Bieber Patch | Sia Patch | Ed Sheeran’s Shape Of You Patch

 

3.     Stickers – For the ones that want to spice up their life.

Spice Girls | Fifth Harmony | The 1975

 

4.     Phone cases – For the ones that cannot keep their hands off their idols.

Shawn Mendes | Maroon 5 | Ariana Grande

 

5.     Notebooks – For the busy ones.

Selena Gomez | Troye Sivan | Rihanna

 

6.     Totebags – For the ones that love shopping.

Sound of Music | Justin Bieber’s Purpose Tour | Taylor Swift’s Squad

 

7.     Mugs – For that morning tea or coffee.

Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars’ Uptown Funk | Mariah Carey | Justin Timberlake

 

8.     Figurines – For the ones who love collectibles.

Shakira | Amy Winehouse | The Beatles

 

9.     T-shirts – For the ones that aren’t afraid to tell the world.

Harry Styles | Shawn Mendes | Halsey

 

10.Keychains – For the ones who never wish to lose their keys.

David Bowie | Troye Sivan | Kanye West & Kim Kardashian

 

11.Socks – For the ones that are always on their toes.

The Rolling Stones | Steve Aoki | Big Bang

 

12.Earrings – For the ones that like to keep music by their ears.

5SOS’ Safety Pin | Drake | Justin Bieber

 

Happy Holidays!


Picture Credits: Giphy, Lyashenko - Freepik.com

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Despite emerging into the music scene at a young age, Norwegian DJ and producer Alan Walker proves that nothing’s impossible with ardent passion and persistent grit.

Having supported acts the likes of Rihanna and Justin Bieber, Walker initially started producing music only in his bedroom for the record label NoCopyrightSounds. This then led to the roaring success of his single, Faded, and a series of follow-up singles currently dominating the EDM scene.

 

We spoke to Walker about the symbolism in his music videos, his views on being a DJ, and a whole lot more in the interview below.

 

1. What kind of music did you listen to growing up and how did it influence your music now?

Techno music was my music of preference. That was also part of the reason for me wanting to pursue music production. After watching movies, I also gained an interest for film scores, so that has definitely influenced my music as well. Especially when it comes to melodies.

 

2. How do you choose vocalists for your songs? Is there a main criteria that you follow?

It varies from song to song. For Tired, I was actually presented with the demo vocals from Gavin James to begin with. And for Faded, we ended up going with Iselin Solheim’s vocals, even though she was initially intended for demo only. It was just so great, and went well with the song.

 

3. Prior to your success in the EDM scene, you were interested in computer programming and graphic design. How much did your interests in such areas impact your career in music?

It had a lot to say in developing my visual identity as an artist, and is something that you can find traces from in my artwork, logos, videos, and more.

 

4. The music videos for Alone and Faded start with characters with masks on, which they later take off at the end of the video. Can you explain the symbolism behind that recurring concept?

The mask is not about me wanting to hide my identity. Actually, I wear the mask to symbolize that people are all the same and all equal. For me, anyone could be the person behind the mask, and anyone can achieve amazing things.

 

5. How do you keep track of ideas you randomly get when you're touring?

That’s a good question. I’ll have to record or write them down somewhere, or share the idea with someone else in order to not forget it.

 

6. Can you share with us one song that you adore and wish you could've produced yourself?

My all-time favorite is ‘Time’ by Hans Zimmer.

 

7. Do you prefer to be a member of an audience or playing for a crowd? Why?

I enjoy both, actually. There’s nothing better than being on stage. But I also like to attend a show as a regular fan, especially with some of the artists I like.

 

8. Many EDM producers are drawing the lines between being a DJ and an artist. They think being an artist is more than just about the "drops" in their songs. What element in your music do you think sets you apart from the usual stereotypical impressions of being a DJ?

First of all, it’s important to note that you can still be either a DJ or an artist, without being both. And there’s obviously a lot of artists who don’t DJ, and vice versa. Also, I agree that being an artist is more than just creating drops. The music that is released by the most successful artists today is clearly a testament to that, because they are often complete tracks and not just driven by drops. You can see that on the charts as well, as EDM music has been a part of the top charts in recent time.

 

9. Which festival that you've played at is the most memorable for you and why?

Probably Main Stage at Tomorrowland this year. It was amazing!

 

10. Name 3 musicians that you can't stop listening to right now.

It varies from time to time. But at the moment: Hans Zimmer, Kygo and Armin Van Buuren

 

 

Photo Credit: Rikkard Häggbom

Published in Interview

Have you ever tried sending DMs to your favourite celebrities?

Unless you are a celebrity yourself, the DM you sent is usually left unseen. Don't be discouraged or take it personal, because most of the time, celebrities are too busy to scroll through and reply the hundreds and thousands of messages they get each day.

However, out of a hundred celebrities who do not look at their DMs, there would always be a gem who does. Here are three singers who are known to reply fan DMs.

 

1. Rihanna

From relationships to coming out, Rihanna doesn't hesitate to give quality life advice to her fans whenever they need it the most. It's no wonder why her Navy is so loyal to her, seeing how the love is reciprocated! She even retweeted our tweet back in 2011!

 

 

 

2. Ariana Grande

Ariana is a total sweetheart and she has her DM replies to back her up. If you're ever looking for someone to celebrate with or just to talk to, Ariana's your girl.

 

 

3. Nicki Minaj

The rapper made an ambitious statement to pay off her fans' education loans if they get all As, and actually did as she promised. So slide into Nicki's DMs with your bank information and who knows - you may just be the next lucky fan to receive a sum of money.

Photo credits: Ny Times

Published in Music News

Imagine "Little Mix feat. Rihanna".

Little Mix recently made a trip down to iHeartRadio's Honda Stage during their time on Ariana Grande's Dangerous Woman Tour in America to perform their own rendition of Love On The Brain by Rihanna.

As usual, the ladies of Little Mix totally smashed their version by starting off the first part of badgalriri's track with their iconic a cappella harmonies and cruised through the rest of it with their perfect vocals and interpretation of the song.

You must already know by now that Little Mix has an amazing song off their third album called Secret Love Song. The single features American singer Jason Derulo who had previously heard their version of his hit Want To Want Me when the radio hosts of Shazam Top 20 played it for him to react to.

Clearly impressed by their flawless vocals, the collaboration was bound to happen and it did. So we are crossing our fingers and hoping that the same would happen when Rihanna hears Little Mix's cover of Love On The Brain!

 

Photo Credit: YouTube

Published in Music News

Time flies. It has been 10 years since the release of these tracks. Remember when these tracks filled our iPods, Walkman or Creative Zen?

 

1.     Umbrella – Rihanna
Who can ever forget the classic line; umbrella, ella ella, eh eh eh?

 
 

2.     Apologize (Remix) – One Republic ft. Timbaland
Sometimes it can be too late to apologise, but it can never get too late to listen to this track again!

 

 

3.     Beautiful Girls – Sean Kingston
The classic American diner setting, complete with the jukebox.

 

4.     Bleeding Love – Leona Lewis
Another classic line; I keep bleeding, I keep, keep bleeding love!

 

5.     Girlfriend – Avril Lavigne
Hey hey, you you, I know that you love this track!

 

6.     Jenny – Click Five
Do you remember secretly wishing you were called Jenny?

 

7.     S.O.S – Jonas Brothers
Is there anything better than looking back at fetus Jonas Brothers?

 

8.     Big Girls Don’t Cry – Fergie
How does Fergie look as young and beautiful as she did 10 years ago?

 

9.     Low – Flo Rida ft. T-Pain
Besides his debut studio album, this track was also part of Step Up 2: The Street’s soundtrack.

 

10. Thnks fr th Mmrs – Fall Out Boys
Perfect song to end off our list, thanks for the memories everyone!

 

Picture Credits: MTV, Musichel, Eonline

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The xx have just released possibly the best album of their career this month, garnering rave reviews over the new sound they have gone for that’s more positive and upbeat.

Their new cover of Drake & Rihanna’s Too Good, however, is far from that. Without the dancehall vibes, the song is actually pretty darn sad to listen to.

This is not the first time Drake, Rihanna and The xx have collaborated together, having previously collaborated on a modern-day classic, Take Care.

Additionally, The xx’s Intro is also famously sampled on Rihanna’s very-forgotten Drunk On Love off Talk That Talk album.

Listen to the less-happy version of Too Good below at BBC Live Lounge!

 

Photo Credit: DIY

Published in Music News
Friday, 16 December 2016 05:31

Spotify's Top Artists Of 2016

 

Spotify has revealed 2016's top artists and we're thrilled to see so many of our favourites make it to the lists.

Here are some of our favourites and more notable picks!

 

Drake

Drake's love life this year may not flourished as well as he probably would've hoped (with Rihanna in particular), but at least his numbers of Spotify are! The rapper was crowned as the world's most streamed artist and his album, Views, that was dropped in April was also the most streamed abum of the year. And how many times was 2016's top hit a.k.a. One Dance streamed? 970 million times. 

 

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande emerged as the most streamed female artist in Singapore and second in the world just behind Rihanna!

 
 

Twenty One Pilots

I can't even begin to describe how proud I feel of Twenty One Pilots for being the 4th most streamed artist in the world. Their 2015 album, Blurryface, also deservingly made it as one of 2016's most streamed albums!

 

Fifth Harmony

How apt is it that Fifth Harmony is 2016's 5th most streamed female artist in both Singapore and across the globe???

 

ZAYN

The stats have proven that Zayn is on the right direction for going solo. The ex-One Direction member was named as the year's top breakout artist!

 

Rihanna

Rihanna is 2016's was not only the top R&B artist, but also the most streamed female artist in the world with over 2.5 billion streams to her name!

 

Panic! At The Disco

I would say that it's been a long time since Panic! At The Disco deviated from their roots in the emo genre, so the fact that they were this year's top emo artist probably shows that many people have been reminiscing of the early 2000s this year!

 
 
Here's my top artists and tracks of 2016! 
 
 
What about yours? 
 
(Photo credit: Rolling Stone, Billboard)
Published in Music News (Singapore)
Friday, 16 December 2016 05:27

Top 3 Versatile Tracks Of 2016 in Singapore!

 

If you're someone like me who makes a playlist for every occasion/emotion (i have a different playlist for when I'm sad, angry, celebrating, etc), chances are is that you'd have at least one of these 3 songs in your playlists!

According to Spotify #Flashback2016, these 3 versatile tracks made it to the top in the following 3 charts: 1) Most streamed workout songs in Singapore, 2) Most streamed party songs in Singpore and 3) Most streamed breakup songs in Singapore!

Find out what they are:

 

1) The Chainsmokers - Closer ft. Halsey

 

2) Calvin Harris - This Is What You Came For ft. Rihanna

 

3) The Chainsmokers - Don't Let Me Down ft. Daya

 

How many out of the three songs are included your playlists? Or rather, how many times do these songs overlap in your playlists?

 

Photo credits: Your EDM

Published in Music News (Singapore)
Saturday, 03 December 2016 14:04

Biggest Ships That Need To Go Canon In 2017!

2016 is coming to a close. We have had a fair share of celebrity couples getting together and also couples splitting up. We break down the biggest ships that need to go canon in 2017.

 

1.     Charlie Puth & Selena Gomez

After the release of We Don’t Talk Anymore, we were almost certain that they were soon going to get together. There was so much chemistry when Charlie Puth joined Selena Gomez at her show. However in the following months, when asked about Selena, Charlie admitted that they don’t really talk anymore. It is such a pity, but 2017 will be a new year and maybe?

 

2.     Ed Sheeran & Taylor Swift

Ed Sheeran has been in Taylor Swift’s squad since 2013 when they collaborated on Everything Has Changed and went on tour together. They have remained the closest of friends throughout the years but we’re thinking maybe they can give it a shot? No doubt, Ed has confessed that he would not date Taylor, as she is too tall.

 

3.     Rihanna & Drake

This is the most talked about moment at this year’s Video Music Awards and this is why they definitely need to get together. There had been rumours that they couple finally went canon after the award show but there had also been rumours that they have broken up. Well, we will never know what is exactly going on but one can hope!

 

4.     Joe Jonas & Hailee Steinfield

From their chemistry in Rock Bottom to Joe Jonas pranking Hailee Steinfield during April Fools’, they have proven to be really close. This is why they are on our list of the biggest ships that need to happen. We do know that Joe has recently been spotted with actress Sophie Turner, but they are just so cool together!

 

5.     Ashton Irwin & Halsey

Their shippers exploded during Halloween when these pictures surfaced online through their Instagram and Twitter accounts. Ashton Iwrin and Halsey have been friends for many years and have been spotted together at several concerts and night outs. Do you want them to go canon?


Picture Credits: Buzzfeed, E!Online, @socially5SOS on Twitter, Forbes.  

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