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Singers and lyrics looks at how singers deal with song lyrics - and how you can too

Haim covers Beyonce’s “XO”


March 3, 2014 | Posted in news | By

Although she is rightly hailed as one of the best singers in contemporary pop, you don’t have to imitate Beyonce completely to sing her songs. The group Haim gave a good example when they appeared on BBC’s “Live Lounge”. Their


Justin Timberlake tells Beyonce: there’s something wrong with you

Beyonce documentary honesty

January 17, 2014 | Posted in news, song meaning | By

The new self-titled Beyoncé album continues to make waves. In a behind-the-scenes video released recently, Justin Timberlake was so blown away by her vocal performance on the song “Rockets” that he blurted out, “Wow. There’s something wrong with you. That


Lady Gaga introduces dolls in Japan

Lady Gaga and dolls

December 31, 2013 | Posted in news | By

27 year-old singer Lady Gaga was in Tokyo recently to introduce prototypes of dolls based on her Artpop album. Talking to Associated Press, Gaga said she was honored to have replicas of herself. When her friends saw the dolls, “they


Justin Bieber releases surprise album “Journals”

Justin Bieber journals cover

December 24, 2013 | Posted in news | By

It’s a month of surprises. Following Beyoncé’s surprise album called “Beyonce”, Justin Bieber “Journals” has just been released practically unannounced. Justin Bieber Journals It’s a nice idea. Over the past few months, he had been releasing tracks with an instrumental


Justin Bieber: retiring or kidding?

Singer Justin Bieber

December 19, 2013 | Posted in news | By

Will Justin Bieber Retire From Music by Lehren Hollywood So why would Justin Bieber retire right now? Justin Bieber has said that he will retire after the next album; I say he won’t. Seriously, can’t a guy wind up the


Beyonce’s new album showcases her lower voice

December 17, 2013 | Posted in news, song meaning | By

Beyoncé has a new album called, um, “Beyoncé”. Out of the blue, interesting, varied and backed up by a bunch of videos. I think it’s pretty good and you can find it on iTunes, but I recommend that you enjoy


Singer featured in J’adore ad for Dior

Gossip Heavy Cross Dior J'adore

December 5, 2013 | Posted in news | By

To answer the many people that have come here looking for the name of the band singing in the Dior ad, J’Adore, here it is. The Gossip, singing “Heavy Cross”, from their 1997 album “Music for Men”. Vocalist Beth Ditto


Justin Bieber’s changing voice

Justin Bieber Heartbreaker

December 1, 2013 | Posted in news | By

Justin Bieber ” Heartbreaker ” Official Single ” New…07.10.2013 by SoundbanK It’s hardly news if you think about it. But his new single “Heartbreaker” shows how Justin Bieber’s changing voice is also changing the types of songs he sings. After


Lily Allen thinks her voice is “shrill”

November 20, 2013 | Posted in news | By

The British singer Lily Allen made a spectacular comeback with the track “Hard Out here”, where she takes a hard but funny look at many of the clichés in today’s pop. Her version of Keane’s “Somewhere Only We Know” also


Justin Bieber throws party, threatens $3 million fine

Justin Bieber party

November 19, 2013 | Posted in news | By

The wires (well, Huffington Post and TMZ) are buzzing with rumours about Justin Bieber’s November 15 party. The story is that he wanted something which would be leak-proof. So the guests and workers were obliged to accept a non-disclosure deal