We all enjoy hearing a great singer in a live setting, but have you ever wondered why? It turns out that human beings are hard wired to enjoy good singing, but the explanation is more complicated than that. We won’t get overly technical, but we will cover some of the science that explains how we determine a good singer from a bad one. In the day of electronic music and over-production, good singing is still necessary and valuable. Here’s why.
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The nominees for the iHeartRadio Awards were announced this morning.
Drake led with twelve nominations – including Song of the Year and Male Artist of the Year. The Chainsmokers earned eleven noms including Song of the Year and the inaugural Best New Pop Artist category.
Other multiple nominees include: Rihanna, twenty one pilots, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Beyoncé, Daya, Halsey, Nicky Jam and Sia.
The 2017 iHeartRadio Awards will be presented live on the Turner networks (TBS, TNT and truTV) on Sunday, March 5th. Read on for a complete of nominees.
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The nominees for the 59th Grammy® Awards have been announced and, no surprise here, Beyoncé leads with nine noms including Album of the Year.
Other major multiple nominees are: Drake, rihanna and Kanye with eight apiece.
The 59th Annual Grammy Awards will be televised live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 12, 2017 (8/7C). A list of major nominees (and a link to the complete list) follow the break.
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Rock legend Leon Russell has died while convalescing from heart surgery in July. He had been hoping to return to touring in January. He was 74.
He wrote such songs as Delta Lady and Tight Rope and played with everyone from the Beach Boys and Joe Cocker, to Bob Dylan, Frank Sinatra and Elton John.
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How Far I’ll Go is the first music video released from the Moana soundtrack – which will be released on November 18th.
The song was written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and the end-credit version of the song is performed by Canadian singer/songwriter and Def Jam recording artist Alessia Cara.
The clip was directed by Aya Tanimura (Katy Perry, Bea Miller).
Moana will be in theaters on November 23rd. The video follows the break.
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The soundtrack album for Walt Disney’s Moana features two songs composed by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda: How Far I’ll Go – sung by Moana (Auli’i Cravalho) in the film, and Miranda over the closing credits, and You’re Welcome – sung by Maui (Dwayne Johnson) in the film and Jordan Fisher, with Miranda, over the closing credits.
The soundtrack also includes the full movie score – by three-time Grammy®-winning composer Mark Mancina, and five more original songs by Opetaia Foa‘i, the founder and lead singer of Te Vaka, a winner of numerous world music awards.
The soundtrack album for Walt Disney’s Moana will be in stores on November 18th. Pre-orders are being taken now. For more details, read on.
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The 6th Annual Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays Benefit will be held at New York’s Beacon Theatre. The benefit raises funds and awareness for homeless LBGT youth.
Hosted by Carson Kressley, this year’s line-up includes such acts as Big Thief, Ballets with a Twist, Billy corgan and many more – including Cyndi Lauper, herself.
The 6th Annual Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays will be held on Saturday, December 3rd. Follow the jump for further details.
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The nominees for the 2016 American Music Awards were announced today and Drake lead the way with 13.
Other leaders included Rihanna (7), Adele (5) and Justin Bieber (5).
The 2016 American Music Awards will be presented by ABC, live, from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 20th (8/7C). Joe Jonas and Rachel Platten will host. For a complete list of nominees, read on.
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Earlier this week, international superstar Pitbull gave students the thrill of a lifetime as he stopped by the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Sports Leadership and Management Academy of Nevada charter school.
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Project Greenlight Digital Studios (PGLDS) announced today the winner for their “Now Recording” contest which focused on independent directors creating a music video for chart-topping, Grammy®-nominated musicians Plain White T’s (“Hey There Delilah”, “Rhythm of Love”).
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Did you all know that former Disney Channel Star Bridgit Medler is from the DMV? I’ve been a fan of hers since the Disney Channel Movie Lemonade Mouth. The soundtrack and her debut album Hello My Name Is… have been on my weekly/monthly playlist for the last 3 years. She’s been focusing on her TV Career staring in the hit Disney show Good Luck Charlie and later the NBC Sitcom Undateable, so it’s been awhile since any new material has graced the airwaves. The wait is over, we now have Atlantis which features a remix by Atlanta native Kaiydo. Take a listen.
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