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  1. Obviously these records are on repeat for hundred, perhaps thousand times to absentmindedly memorized the entire tracklist’s lyrics. Here's mine; 1. One Of The Boys (by Katy Perry) 2. Divide (by Ed Sheeran) 3. Handwritten (by Shawn Mendes) 4. Smile (by Katy Perry) 5. Modern Life Is Rubbish (by Blur) Yours?
  2. Her first few releases were kind of underwhelming for me, but Kinky and Tonight are bopssss. How are we feeling about High Road?
  3. Why are these bonus tracks titled as (main versions) in some digital platforms like YouTube and amazon? I know there's two versions of everybody but what about the others? Am I missing something there?
  4. EDIT: This is my first time posting on Exhale so if anybody could help me with embedding the videos, that would be amazing! Please be kind lol! Samantha Mumba might be one of the most mysterious pop stars of our generation. The Irish born singer burst onto the music scene at just 17 years old and took the world by storm. Her sultry voice and undeniable stage presence helped sky rocket her to the top of the charts in 2000. With a lineup of hit singles from her debut album, Gotta Tell You, the "Always Come Back To Your Love" singer seemed to be on top of the music industry. Mumba went on to top the charts in several countries, earned a Grammy Award nomination and even landed a starring role in 2002's blockbuster hit, The Time Machine. But even with all of her commercial success, a resume that most artists could only ever dream of, the singer seemed to step away from the music scene after plans of her follow up album seemed to be shelved by her record label. Fast forward to today, twenty years since her debut, and we were still asking: what the heck happened to Samatha Mumba? We got the chance to hang out with Samantha (virtually, of course) to discuss everything from her first album to her highly anticipated sophomore album. So, embracing the pop music fans that we are, we couldn't resist starting off our sit down (which included delicious glasses of wine) with the most popular question from our oh so curious readers. We asked, "what happened?" And the answer might be less dramatic than you'd expect. "There's no huge drama or horrendous thing," says Mumba who was glowing during out chat. "I very much so got caught in a merge when all of the labels kind of condensed into two and three large labels. My entire team was wiped out so I had all new people around me and they were kind of walking on eggshells as well. Nobody's jobs were secure and it was just kind of a weird time." "So, I was shelved," says Mumba. "The label wouldn't release music but I was still bound to my contract. So, I was in that for a couple of years before I was actually released." The singer was all smiles as went on to say that she discussed her hiatus from the music business. She was able to live a relatively normal life away from the lens of entertainment industry. She's got married and is loving being a mom to her adorable mini-me, her five year old daughter, Sage. Mumba is ready to make her highly anticipated comeback and is calling all of the shots this time around. The singer is releasing new music under her own independent label, a direction that more old school artists are going in. (You may remember that Brandy recently found success by releasing her latest album independently as well). And she's making up for lost time by quenching our thirst with not one, but two comeback singles. The **** mid-tempo "Cool" and the inspirational ballad "Process." "I think for me, this is my first time releasing everything under my own label. Doing everything independently myself and so I'm kind of getting a kick out of the fact that the rules don't apply," she said. "I can kind of be bold and release two singles." "It's just very much so a vibe that I just love," Mumba said about the first of the two new singles, "Cool." She went on to describe the single as "a fun bop" and said that she can't wait to perform it in the clubs. She also described the **** music video as a visual about "body empowerment" and "self worth." The album's second single, "Process," is an inspirational ballad shows a softer side of the singer. And although it was written before Covid, the song is an uplifting track during this pandemic. "And then, 'Process' is something that is so dear to my heart," says Mumba. "And I felt that if I didn't release it now, it just wouldn't be a single. And the timing and just everything everybody has been through this year. We're just all so in the same boat together. It's been a bad year for everybody. It sucks." Mumba expressed her optimism about things getting better for the world soon. "But like anything that sucks and is **** in life, it doesn't stay that way forever," Samantha says. "And it does change." We also chatted with Samantha about her favorite memories from her first album, her new music, motherhood and female empowerment in the music business. This is the comeback fans of 2000's pop music have been waiting for. And, if there's any doubt about Samantha's star power, we'll leave you with this: it's been twenty years since her debut and the singer's legacy is still undeniable and her songs remain timeless. Recently, Billboard named "Gotta Tell You" as one of the Greatest Choruses of the 21st Century; a feat that most artists could only dream of. Source: Gingerposh I'm kind of excited to hear more of her new music! I wish more artists from the early 2000's would make new music. What do you guys think?
  5. In remaining days of what most people's sentiment the worst year: 2020, will also wrap up the most exciting and generous loads of music in years. Though 2020 has it's own high's and mostly low's, it still delivered the big releases and new trends to entertain the masses. From the newest materials of Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd and Katy Perry, even paving way for the bigger names like Harry Styles, Doja Cat and Dua Lipa. The year is indeed a busy place for the pop scene, despite the lack of live gatherings and venue-d performances. And to set the year-end mark, here are my five notable songs of 2020: 5. Stuck With U (Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber) 4. WAP (Cardi B feat. Meghan Thee Stallion) 3. Champagne Problems (Katy Perry) 2. Aries (Gorillaz) 1. Physical (Dua Lipa) Yours?
  6. Hello! They are again..and again changed. Here is the history of them, which one do you prefer? (Dates have to be verified for some thumbnails, I will keep updating them to show the real verified dates) Baby One More Time: 2013-2016 2016-2020 2020 2020 (Current) Sometimes: 2013-2016 2016 2016-2019 2019-2020 2020 (Current) You Drive Me Crazy: 2013-2016 2016-2020 2020 2020 (Current) Born to make you happy: 2013-2016 2016-2019 2019 (Current) From the bottom of my broken heart: 2013-2016 2016-2019 2019-2020 2020 (Current) Oops I Did It Again: 2013-2016 2016-2017 2017-2020 2020 2020 (Current) Lucky: 2013-2016 2016-2018 2018-2020 2020 (Current) Stronger: 2013-2016 2016 2016 2016-2020 2020 2020 (Current) Don't Let me be the last to know: 2013-2016 2016-2019 2019-2020 2020 I'm A Slave 4 U: 2009 (Current YT Auto-generated Thumbnail) 2013-2016 2016-2020 2020 2020 (Current VEVO Thumbnail) Overprotected: 2013-2016 2016-2019 2019-2020 2020 2020 (Current) I'm Not a girl, not a yet a woman: 2013-2016 2016-2019 2019-2020 2020 (Current) I love Rock'n'Roll: 2013-2016 2016 2016-2020 2020 2020 (Current) Boys: 2013-2016 2016-2019 2019 (Current) Me Against the music: 2016 2020 2020 (Current) Toxic: 2013-2016 2016 2016-2020 2020 2020 (Current) Everytime: 2013-2016 2016-2020 2020 (Current) My prerogative: 2013-2016 2016-2017 2017-2020 2020 2020 2020 Do Somethin': 2016-2019 2019-2020 2020 (Current) Someday I will Understand: 2013-2016 2016-2019 2019 (Current) Gimme More: 2013-2016 2016-2019 2019-2020 2020 2020 (Current) Piece Of Me: 2013-2016 2016 2016-2017 2017-2019 2019-2020 2020 2020 (Current) Piece Of Me (International): 2013-2016 2016 (Current) Break The Ice: 2016 2016-2020 2020 (Current) Womanizer: 2013-2016 2016-2017 2017 2017-2019 2019 (Current) Circus: 2013-2016 2016 2016-2020 2020 2020 (Current) If U Seek Amy: 2013-2016 2016 2017-2020 2020 (Current) Kill The Lights: 2013-2016 2016 (Current) Radar: 2013-2016 2017-2019 2020 (Current) 3: 2013-2016 2016-2019 2019-2020 2020 (Current) Hold It Against Me: 2011-2020 2020 (Current) Till The World Ends: 2013-2016 2016 2016 2016-2017 2017-2020 2020 (Current) Dance Till The Worlds Ends: 2013-2016 2016 (Current) I wanna go: 2013-2016 2016 2016-2019 2019 (Current) Criminal: 2013-2016 2016-2019 2019 (Current) Will.I.Am - Scream And Shout: 2013-2016 2016 2016-2018 Custom VEVO thumbnail 2018* (Current) Will.I.Am - Scream And Shout (remix): 2013-2016 2016-2018 Custom VEVO thumbnail 2018* (Current) Ooh La La: 2015-2016 2016-2017 2018 2018-2019 2019 (Current) Work Bi**h: 2013-2016 [Image not available for now] 2016-2017 2017-2020 2020 (Current) Perfume: 2013-2016 2016-2020 2020 (Current) Pretty Girls: 2015-2016 2016-2019 2019 2019 (Current) Make Me: 2016-2018 2018-2020 2020 (Current) Slumber Party: 2016-2017 2017 (Current) (wow it took me almost a day to make this thread, hope you you liked it!) Last update: New "Overprotected" thumbnail Old thumbnail: New thumbnail (using now original ratio format instead of cropping):
  7. The snippet of the song sounds so fresh and new and more related to 2017 releases like Bad Liar by Selena, Nervous by Shawn and more. Moreover, the comeback of the Backstreet Boys was in 2019 so it's most likely a song recorded for the B10 Sessions. What do you think? It's a 2017-18 song? Leave your comments!
  8. Britney Spears' label RCA is releasing a Deluxe edition of "Glory." El Corte Inglés (a Spanish store) leaked the tracklist of the re-Release. Their tracklist includes "Mood Ring" + Remixes + "Swimming In The Stars" and ANOTHER new song called "Matches." It's rumored to feature the Backstreet Boys. Update: Rumored lyrics courtesy of Britney-Online: The songs will be out on December 4th. Are you guys ready for the serves? Glory Deluxe tracklist: Invitation Do You Wanna Come Over? Make Me. Private Show Man On The Moon Just Luv Me Clumsy Slumber Party Just Like Me Loe Me Down Hard To Forget Ya What You Need Better Change Your Mind (No Seas Cortes) Liar If I'm Dancing Coupure Êlectrique Mood Ring Swimming In The Stars Matches Mood Ring (By Demand) Mood Ring (By Demand) Mood Ring (By Demand)
  9. Whats your favorite musical songs? They can be a Broadway musical or a movie that's a musical! These are some of my favorites! SMASH - Bombshell Musical Dear Evan Hansen Death Note: The Musical NINE SIX Mean Girls
  10. Inspired by @Clitney's thread I did some digging and I found what appears to be the profiles of Olsen's sister and some memorial pages too and it seems that a documentary about the life and death of Olsen titled 'My Name Is Daniel (The True Events of Christopher "Notes" Olsen)' will soon become available alongside some of his music which may or may not include the work he did with Britney https://notesradio.bhdconcepts.com/
  11. Beyoncé writes, directs, and executive produces the new work created by Parkwood Entertainment, in association with Disney+. Based on the music of “The Lion King: The Gift,” and starring the album’s featured artists and some special guest appearances, BLACK IS KINGis a celebratory memoir for the world on the Black experience. Videos for “My Power,” “Mood 4 Eva,” and “Brown Skin Girl” are extravagances of elegance and soul. The film is a story for the ages that informs and rebuilds the present. A reunion of cultures and shared generational beliefs. A story of how the people left most broken have an extraordinary gift and a purposeful future. This visual album from Beyoncé reimagines the lessons of “The Lion King” for today’s young kings and queens in search of their own crowns. The film was in production for one year with a cast and crew that represent diversity and connectivity. The voyages of Black families, throughout time, are honored in a tale about a young king’s transcendent journey through betrayal, love and self-identity. His ancestors help guide him toward his destiny, and with his father’s teachings and guidance from his childhood love, he earns the virtues needed to reclaim his home and throne. These timeless lessons are revealed and reflected through Black voices of today, now sitting in their own power. BLACK IS KING is an affirmation of a grand purpose, with lush visuals that celebrate Black resilience and culture. The film highlights the beauty of tradition and Black excellence.
  12. https://www.discogs.com/Boris-Beck-Remix-Reel/release/13878204 Does anyone have this unreleased remix?
  13. Rank your faves to your least faves. Here is my ranking: Blackout Glory In the Zone Circus Femme Fatale Oops! Britney BOMT Bertha Jenn
  14. This past year i discovered the rock band Halestorm and now i'm a fan of there's. I posted some of there music in previous threads and people always seemed interested. So heres there thread! An excerpt taken from there Wikipedia page: Songs: I Miss The Misery Love Bites (So Do I) Mayhem AMEN I Get Off I Like It Heavy Heres To Us I'm Not An Angel Private Parts (feat. James Michael of Sixx: A.M.) Break In Bad Romance (Cover) Familiar Taste Of Poison These two songs feature Lzzy Hale (Main Vocalist), but there fantastic songs! Shatter Me Talk To Me feat. Lzzy Hale (Halestorm) -- So did you know of Halestorm before? If your just listening to them now, whats your opinion on them? If i haven't listed your favourite Halestorm song, share it!
  15. Absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait for the official release! @Roxxy mind if you can out this on the main page? Editt: 21 hrs from now... Edit: To celebrate the 30th Anniversary, the official video for ‘Freedom! ’90’ has been remastered to 4K. The music video was directed by David Fincher and is marked as the ultimate synthesis of fashion and music. The video features five of the era’s top supermodels – Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista and Tatjana Patitz. The inspiration for the video came after George spotted Peter Lindbergh’s January 1990 cover of British Vogue. Edit: A selection of George’s friends and love ones have kindly sent a series of messages to help us celebrate and mark 30 years since the release of Freedom! ’90. Read them in full below: Kate Moss “Freedom is my most favourite music video ever, I’m just gutted I wasn’t in it! I loved George and miss him madly.” Mark Ronson “Freedom ‘90 is one of the greatest, most euphoric dance songs of all time.The fact that such a deep song about shedding one’s skins and the expectations of the world with it could also be so damn funky, it’s truly a masterpiece.” Sam Smith “Today’s marks 30 years since freedom. A song that has been the soundtrack and part of an album that has guided me through my life and been a friend to me and so many of us along the way. We miss you everyday George, and although myself and the public did not know you personally, you touched our hearts with your voice and encouraged us to sing out loud. Happy birthday freedom x” Kylie Minogue “Linda! Naomi! Christy! Tatjana! CINDY!!! And a special mention for John & Mario! Plus, THE GUITAR! That’s just the start but there’s no end to my appreciation for David Fincher’s stunning video and the icon himself, GEORGE! What a song, what an icon, what a man.” Linda Evangelista “I wish George were here to mark the 30th anniversary of “Freedom ’90”. The time I spent with him as well as being part of the legacy of the music video, are two things I hold close to my heart.” Tatjana Patitz “I met George in LA in 87’ and he was such a sweetheart, almost a little shy I thought. I was a huge fan of his and when he was part of Wham I had a bit of a teenage crush. We did a cover together with Herb Ritts ( can’t remember for what though). We socialized here and there and then I was asked to be part of the Freedom video, and it was an amazing creative experience and so much fun working on it with him and David Fincher.” Mariah Carey “Happy Anniversary freedom 90! George Michael’s music continues to inspire us all.” Donatella Versace “Georges ‘Freedom’ has always had a special place in my heart. I can’t believe he released it 30 years ago. Over time people have read a lot of different things into it. The way I have always interpreted it, was this urge to finally let down all pretenses and be who you want to be and to express yourself in your own way. With what’s going on in the world today, this song takes on a deeper meaning. For our health and wellbeing, we have all had to make sacrifices: simple things that we take for granted. Necessary, but something that makes us all realize the true meaning of the word freedom.” Elton John “I was fortunate enough to be sitting in the front row of Gianni Versace’s Autumn/Winter ‘91 fashion show. Being the true flamboyant showman that he is, Gianni closed the show by cranking up George Michael’s Freedom and sending Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington down runway, linked arm in arm. The place went nuts as the girls sang along, strutting to the beat of the music. That one fashion moment exploded around the world. By literally recreating the spirit of George’s iconic music video, the House of Versace was forever linked with the cult of the Supermodel.” Dita Von Teese “As my favorite artist of all time, George Michael’s music has been the soundtrack for countless life-changes I’ve been through since I was a teenager. His music and lyrics from every era of his career continues to move me deeply. I feel so fortunate that I got to know him a bit. I miss him, and the music he would have made, very much.” Emanuele Farneti “Ah, Freedom! Such a nice energy, so much beauty in that video. This song is the symbol of a very lighthearted moment in time, and in my personal life. I remember George playing it one sweet spring night at the old Arena, Milano. One of the best concerts I have been to: a big, peaceful, colorful crowd dancing together. We missed that so much in times like this”. Olivia Palermo “I was only 4 years old when Freedom was released but it has established this truly unique position in popular culture as an anthem for self-expression, human rights, and the fashion industry. I’ve danced to it on sets, heard it played at Pride, and have referenced it in my own creative conceptualizations.” Elle Macpherson “Freedom. No better song to define what we are seeking in 2020. George, a friend and an inspiration, was ahead of his time. I can’t believe it’s been 30 years since this iconic song was released- and it’s still so relevant today. Quality sustains longevity. Beautifully art directed and performed by my incredible peers, this remains one of my favorite songs, époques, and memories of all time. We miss you George. There’s never been another like you.” Rupert Everett “When I think of freedom I remember how carefree we all felt when that song came out. It is especially moving to hear the song now – since we don’t have any freedom in the same way. That ‘free’ world has evaporated – gone up in smoke. Someone should write tedium as a follow up!” January Jones “Happy Anniversary Freedom 90! How has it been 30yrs?! This video was my favorite and is so ingrained in my memory! All I wanted was to be one of those beautiful women when I grew up, they were all so ****, confident, strong and free, everything that the song represented to me then and still does now! Love Freedom Forever.” Nick Rhodes “It is rare that a song and even more so, the combination of a song and video achieve the status of defining a period. I knew instantly when I first saw the Freedom 90 video on MTV, that it was destined to mark those times. Whilst it really does not seem possible that three decades have passed since then, the song has aged gracefully and the video is deeply rooted in our culture, it will forever remain a classic.” Sharon Stone “I won’t let you down, so please don’t give me up.” The first line of George Michael’s Freedom, says more than even Michael could have predicted in his culture changing, emblematic song. By bringing together supermodels, Cindi Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington and Tatjana Patitz, Michael explained both literally and figuratively that the clothes don’t make the man (or woman). “All we have to see is that I don’t belong to you and you don’t belong to me”. Never were these words more prescient that with the recent American Supreme Court appointment with only one -party participation. This was the endless battle of George Michael’s life. George Michael spent his extraordinarily talented life standing up to constant attacks while using his altruistic voice to speak out with love for love and for the right to love for everyone. As my mother says, “it is not important who you love, but that you love.” I will always carry George in my heart, because he knew that FREEDOM begins with LOVE in your heart, not just for yourself, or your ideals, but with room enough for everyone.” – Sharon Stone https://www.georgemichael.com/news/article/#news-32504
  16. "Trapped." (two minute read) Within the span of three years [2018-2020] Grande has accomplished any recent female artists would've done, releasing three albums consecutively. And today, she delivered her newest offering in follow-up to her side jobs with Bieber and Gaga, to named a few of her collaborators. The sixth installment of Grande's brand kicked off with the release of title track single, positions. It introduces a sultry take of God is a woman, while dressed up as the first lady of the White House for appropriation. Sonically, the lead song follows the acoustic elements of Stuck With U. And between the two, positions is obviously the underdog. The obvious influences of hip-hop genre to Grande has became prominent overtime. While the trap sound is gradually becoming the new pop trend, the overused of these style and production are what the album's greatest issues. Most of the tracks end up having a very similar sound. And although the production is ambitiously mixed with other instrumentations, that effort is not not enough to rescue the potential bangers; shut up and love language for example. As Grande started to drawn herself into songwriting and self-producing, positions demonstrates the lack of progressive direction. Most tracks share identical songwriting style and analogies of being too conversational. The absence of depth and figurative topics make the album's narrative less enjoyable despite the insightful opening tracks. Even the use of vile words sound rushed, and generalizing a very ridiculous idea. The production efforts with some of the tracks exceptionally stand out, but the lyrics are too off-putting to reconsider them as bangers. shut up and my hair embrace this common flaw, and both share an awkward hook: How you been spending your time? (How?) How you be using your tongue? (How?) You be so worried 'bout mine (Mine) Can't even get yourself none You know you sound so dumb (So dumb, so dumb) You know you sound so dumb (So dumb) (lyrics taken from "shut up") Grande's enunciation is one of her signatures. And despite the severity of mumbling, it surprisingly suits the some of the tracks such as 34+35, just like magic and nasty, heightening the swag-gy and playful attitudes. Still, the subtlety of her pronunciation is one of the things she has to improve regardless. Moreover, some of the tracks still manage to showcase greater potentials; like the closing ballad, pov, a reminder of Grande's soaring vocal abilities that's missing in the album, and the flirtatious take to 7 rings, 34+35, that implies a chant-y and clever chorus. Disappointingly, she has failed to redeem herself from the featured track's disaster since the Sweetener era. Like the monotonous attempt of the Weeknd's off the table, and the predictable rap verse of Cat, motive ends up one of those urban songs. safety net shares a different light though, arguably one of the best tracks but featured a wrong collaborator. The lack of theme also makes the record indistinctive. Take the kinky and **** appeal of Dangerous Woman, the recovery and healing of Sweetener, and the romantic frustrations of thank u, next. positions' somewhat started with another **** attempt she's been doing over the years. It has no identity or story to begin with, to captivate it's listeners. Grande is probably at the point of comforting herself to a follow up, instead of finding a progressive sound. It isn't a bad thing at all, reinventing artistic image is not a requirement for any artists to be interesting. Some artists have a more tentative core, while others are conventional. In general, releasing positions is a very brave decision to follow up thank, u next, considering how big her fifth album has become. It's probably not a highlight in her career, but still a tolerating gift to those who enjoy her discography. Btw, here's my personal ranking of each tracks: 1. positions 2. 34+35 3. pov 4. safety net 5. just like magic 6. nasty 7. west side 8. love language 9. six thirty 10. obvious 11. motive 12. my hair 13. shut up 14. off the table positions: 4/10 These are just my thoughts, but y'all think of the album? Related:
  17. It is very common to encounter a record that needs a few good listening-s and time before making your very last decision towards it. Here are the albums that thoroughly changed my opinions overtime: Teenage Dream by Katy Perry Out of Katy's discography, this is the very first record from her that I get tired of. I used to like it but after some time, I feel like it's more of a compilation album that an actual one because of how big the production of each tracks are. It also gave me the idea that LP is just an excuse to market the singles. Head Above Water by Avril Lavigne Just based off the lead single, I really had high hopes for Avril's comeback project. I regularly listened to it after the release but only within a month or so, I realized how underwhelming the rest of the tracks are. I still love some of them but Dumb Blonde, Goddess, Love Me Insane and Warrior are just terribly written. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo Present... LSD by LSD After hearing one of their single from a toothpaste commercial, I literally tracked that song down which brought me to this record. I immediately dismissed the album though after giving it a few listens, but my stupidity always surprised. I mean, it's one of the best records I've heard with a psychedelic aesthetic. They deserve more credits though! What about yours?
  18. "A less earworm but a great grower." (one minute read) The Manchester Arena Bombing has successfully shaken not just the public security against terrorism, but as well the artistic image of Ariana Grande. Ever since her musical debut back in 2013, Grande has been struggling to establish her figure as one of the new pop heirs. And in follow-up to her 2016's third full-length record, Dangerous Woman, Grande has distanced herself from the black & white persona, projecting a more uplifting side of her spectrum. While Sweetener favored by critics, earning a staggering 81/100 Metacritic score, most people shared different insights towards the album. Even some noted that the production is messy, muddled and too tentative. And despite the obvious influences of the mainstream producers, Martin and Williams to named a few, the album is surprisingly contained a throwback and distant productions. Sweetener is easily a less earworm but a great grower. The repetitive vocal backdrops instead of using the usual electro or instrumental synths are widely demonstrated in almost half of the record, take blazed, R.E.M, sweetener, successful and borderline as examples. This style is a smart tactic to keep the track sounds busy while retaining the intended impression. It is actually similar to the reggae and hip-hop structures that were widely used back in 2000's, and early 2010's. Even the redundancy of the light is coming and no tears left to cry's lyrical contents still managed to stand out. It isn't the tracks mentioned don't have the "catchiness", but hearing their lyrics in repeat makes the listeners unconsciously remembering the song itself. A very common pop trick, and Cry About It Later by Katy Perry is one of the great examples. While having a featured artist is most album's big gun, that isn't the case with Sweetener. blazed and borderline somewhat have their own potentials, but came off lesser and considerately like fillers. The chill and laid-back production don't help either to make these tracks prominent. Moreover, 2018 wasn't really a good year for pure pop so there is no established sound or bars for Grande to begin with. Conclusively, this is probably the album from Grande that I thoroughly enjoyed and genuinely listen regularly. And if I will rank each tracks, 1 being the song I enjoyed the most and 15 is the least. This will be the list: 1. no tears left to cry 2. everytime 3. R.E.M 4. successful 5. goodnight n' go 6. God is a woman 7. blazed 8. get well soon 9. pete davidson 10. the light is coming 11. sweetener 12. breathin' 13. raindrops (an angel cried) 14. borderline 15. better off Sweetener: 7/10 These are just my thoughts, what about yours?
  19. British pop group Steps dropped the MV for their second single “Something in Your Eyes” taken from their upcoming album “What the Future Holds” this morning. The song is classic pop that will transport you back to 1998 when times were simpler and cheesy pop music was everywhere. It’s fun, it’s camp, it’s colourful and it’s just what the world needs some of right now. Watch the clip below and stream the song everywhere now and let me know what y’all think. Related:
  20. (three minute read) Before embracing her quirky pop persona as Katy Perry, she'd been in lot of rejections and seamless record deals. Today in pop culture, it's a common knowledge that Perry started as a gospel artist in her teenage years before pursuing her dream as a California Gurl. With wide influence of her religious upbringing, Perry introduced her first artistic image as Katy Hudson by releasing her eponymous full-length record. She appeared performing in some Christian and local tv shows to promote the album. However, due to bankruptcy of the record company, the physical distribution of album has put in halt. The project wasn't a breakthrough as intended, and underwhelmingly sold over 200 copies upon it's release. Now, it considered as a very rare piece. Turning back to her roots, and embracing a more liberated and mainstream artistry. Perry managed to sign in three wasted contracts before her greatest break in 2007 with Capitol Records, earning a project deal of five studio albums. She became the asset of the record company; with nine No.1 hits on Billboard Hot 100, five Top 10 albums on Billboard Chart 200, and joined the elite 100 Million RIAA Units Achievements, among with four other artists. With the release of her last studio album under Capitol Records, it might also the mark of a whole different phase for Katy Perry. Considering her recent activities after seven weeks of giving birth are quite quizzical; like the surprise release of her retrospective EP, Camp Katy, compiling some of the tracks from each of her records. And the availability of her debut album, Katy Hudson, on streaming services. Some fans theorized the narratives from her fifth album [Smile] has hints of Perry's huge career change in the future. The closing contemporary track, What Makes A Woman, has the ending line of contentment, "There it is, Katheryn", speculating that she will finally leave the pop-oriented persona of Katy Perry, and going back to her real roots as Katheryn Hudson/Katy Hudson. Not to mention that her debut album is released on some streaming services with a separate profile as Katy Hudson instead of Katy Perry. These dilemmas have been subjected since her 2017's livestream, Katy Perry Live: Witness World Wide, which Perry emoted that she doesn't want to see herself as Katy Perry anymore. And in a certain live interview, she revealed that she wanted to keep her blonde hair color because that's really what she is as [Katy Hudson], her natural hair color. In addition, the 20th year anniversary of Katy Hudson [album] will be next year. Are we getting a KP6 or KH2? - original concept theory by Bible Of Pop Related:
  21. Shania released a special remastered “Diamond Edition” of her breakthrough album “The Woman in Me” today. The album spawned a whopping 7 singles including the timeless toe-tappers “Any Man of Man, “You Win My Love,” “Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?” and “(If You're Not in It for Love) I'm Outta Here!” kickstarting her popularity and paving the way for her eventual country-pop crossover and global domination just a few years later. In this new edition, the classic album has been expertly remastered and expanded to include single versions, remixes, live versions and isolated vocal versions of the tracks we all know so well. She’s been re-uploading the music videos from the album recently which have been all been expertly remastered to HD quality and look stunning. Watch the playlist below... “The Woman in Me, Super Deluxe Diamond Edition” available to buy in various formats and stream from today! Shania also recently teamed up with Orville Peck for his latest album, check out my thread about that below...
  22. Does anyone know of demos that were sent to Britney but she never did anything with them? I know of a few like Royalty and Entertainment from Circus era, but I would like your input if you know of more. Thank you
  23. Happy Libra Season, fellow Libras! Miss Raveena turned 26 years old yesterday. To celebrate, I thought it would be nice to introduce her to Exhale! She's of Indian heritage, born in Massachusetts with an upbringing in Queens, New York. Sonically, Raveena's debut album Lucid (released in 2019) is full of atmospheric and vibrant tunes that draw inspiration from Neo-Soul and R&B. Her soft, plush vocals portray a woman whom has suffered through an abusive relationship and is coming to terms with her inner strength. She sings "I was so naive to think a man could be stronger than me" on the track "Stronger". Lucid is a journey from start to finish, a woman finding her inner strength through her divine femininity. The album showcases her healing process through songs like "Bloom", where she sings "subtle things you say to break me down, it don't really phase me, now I'm blooming 12 feet off the ground". Raveena's soft heartfelt melodies transcend you to another dimension, one full of peace and tranquility. She continues her journey with album highlight "Still Dreaming" where she harmonizes about a new love that is too perfect, she pushes getting out of bed in the morning and sings "I don't wanna lose that feeling, sleepin' in your arms". She sings a song about her mother titled "Mama", a song where Raveena questions her mother's hopes and dreams as well as the sacrifices she had to make to give Raveena a better life. The closing track "Petal" ends the album on a euphoric note, its production consists of soothing layered melodies and makes one imagine themselves laying in a bed of flowers while simultaneously floating; Petal comes after Raveena has a conversation with her grandmother about mortality and how one must face their deaths one day. It could be morbid if it weren't so absolutely beautiful and liberating. Since her debut album, she released an EP titled Moonstone this year. The EP generated a single entitled "Headaches". Raveena, who is bisexual, sings about a rollercoaster relationship she had with a woman; a love that she wasn't expecting ("I wasn't in the mood for love"), a love she realizes is not as healthy as she would like it to be ("She's the kind of girl that will **** you up") but in the end, she sings "There's no sunset without you". Yes, love is a rollercoaster, but Raveena is certain some love is worth all the #headaches. Raveena takes her art very seriously, as she ALWAYS delivers visually. She takes in imagery from her Indian heritage and combines it with retro Hollywood/Bollywood film fashion and víola, you have a Raveena video. Raveena puts in as much details into her music videos as she does into her live performances, see below. Tell me what you think! Happy Birthday Raveena!
  24. RBD ANNOUNCES "SER O PARECER", THEY FIRST CONCERT IN 12 YEARS Presented as "a tribute to the Rebelde Generation", the show will be a digital recital of about two hours RBD was a Mexican Latin pop group that gained popularity from Televisa's telenovela Rebelde. The group achieved international success from 2004 until their separation in 2009 and sold over 15 million records worldwide. The group was composed of Anahí, Alfonso Herrera, Dulce María, Christopher von Uckermann, Maite Perroni and Christian Chavez Only 4 of the 6 members will return for this reunion. Maite Perroni, Anahí, Christian Chavez and Christopher Von Uckermann, announced this Wednesday that they will join their voices in a live concert this December, 12 years after their last presentation Those absent will be Alfonso Herrera, who has focused on the last decade in his acting career, and Dulce María, who by those days would be ready or would have already had her first daughter • THE RETURN The RBD fever never completely went away, but it resumed intensity last August when a campaign was organized to alert that something was happening around the group On September 3, platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, Deezer and others began to notice that there was an intense consumption of songs such as "Rebelde" and "Ser o Parecer" In less than 24 hours, more than 40 million listeners were registered and, in less than a month, the band's page already has 5.4 million followers on Spotify Tickets to see "Ser o parecer" will begin to be sold from October 4 - when "World RBD Day" is celebrated - on the website "seroparecer.world" Before, on October 2 and 3, there will be a pre-sale through the Spotify music streaming platform The price will be $ 15 for presale and $ 20 for the general public Fans will also be able to upload videos about what RBD means to them or by singing and dancing to their favorite songs Yo digo R, tu dices BD... RBD
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