Friday, March 19, 2010

New York Post Crowns Charice As New Pop Princess


International singer Charice has been dubbed a "newly crowned pop princess" by the New York Post.

Charice's song "Pyramid" was cited in New York Post's PopWrap's fave five article for March 17. (http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/popwrap/popwrap_fave_five_dHI00FY5PWSGTY83...) It identified Charice as a "new little chick...who's mountain-and-valley vocals (that means range, kids) are the only reason you will need to fall in love with her sound."

The article also featured four other songs including Psapp's "Mister Ant," Lady GaGa's "Telephone: an Electrolightz remix," Gin Wigmore's "Don't Stop" and Matisse's "Better Than Her." It added that this week's fave five "will have your bottom uncontrollably shimmying out of your kilt."
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AM New Song List as of March 19, 2010

International:

1. Over- Drake- Watch YouTube
2. I Made It( Cash Money Heroes)- Kevin Rudolf ft. Lil Wayne Birdman & Jay Sean- Watch YouTube
3. Highway 20 Ride- Zac Brown Band- Watch YouTube
4. Angels Cry- Mariah Carey & Ne-Yo- Watch YouTube





Local:
1. Miss You Like Crazy- Erik Santos- Watch YouTube
2. How Can I- Gary Valenciano- Watch YouTube
3. Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough- Jennylyn Mercado- Watch YouTube
4. Go Go Dance- Mr. Bones and the Boneyard Circus-Watch YouTube
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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Chicosci Gains Ground In Asia


With a rock solid local following and a string of chart-topping hits, Filipino rock band Chicosci is currently conquering Asia as they further gain ground in the regional music scene. Having already toured in countries like Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand, the band recently wrapped up a show last February in Hong Kong with post-hardcore legends, Glassjaw. Being huge fans of the New York-based band, the boys describe the opportunity of a lifetime. Asked about their experience, vocalist Miggy Chavez muses in disbelief, “Not in a million years did we think we’d be opening for our heroes. It was never on our ‘to-do list’ because we always thought it wouldn’t be possible.”

Aside from Glassjaw, Chicosci has also opened for other popular international acts like Fall Out Boy, Good Charlotte and Thursday. In a recent show in Manila, Saosin vocalist Cove Reber got a chance to hear Chicosci’s music and responded in recent tweet, saying “Listening to (Typecast) and Chicosci. I miss those dudes. Manila support your scene! Everyone else, these bands rule.”

If these aren’t enough, Chicosci’s first single off of their latest release—Fly Black Hearts—has recently been named the “Favorite Rock Video” at the 2010 MYX Music Awards. The video, helmed by the visually driven style of director Pancho Esguerra, was said to have made a good impression on another foreign musician: MAE vocalist, Dave Elkins.
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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Timbaland Live Concert In Manila With Jojo And Special Guest


Grammy-award winning rapper, singer and producer Timothy Zachery Mosley, or also known as Timbaland is coming to Manila and will have his concert on March 27, 2010, Saturday at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds.

Timbaland, who’s gave color to hits such as “Give It To Me”, “The Way I Are”, “Apologize”, “Morning After Dark”, “Say Something”, “Carry Out”, “If We Ever Meet Again”, among others will do a concert here together with Jojo and a special surprise guest. He’s also been known for collaborations with big names in the music industry such as Mariah Carey, Wyclef Jean, Missy Elliott, Keshia Chanté, Jay-Z, Leona Lewis, Nelly Furtado, Katy Perry and a lot more.
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Monday, March 15, 2010

Journey's Arnel Pineda Says Sorry To NHI


Arnel Pineda, the Filipino frontman of rock band Journey, apologized Tuesday to the National Historical Institute (NHI) for singing the Philippine national anthem incorrectly during the March 13 bout between Pinoy boxing champ Manny Pacquiao and Ghanaian challenger Joshua Clottey.
"I apologize for my dissatisfactory performance dun sa fight ni Pacquiao and Clottey sa Dallas, Texas, according to their standards. What can I do? I'm just doing my job... but then again hindi ako sorry kasi artistic freedom ko yon. It doesn't make me less of a Filipino dahil sa nabago ang pagkakanta," Pineda said in an abs-cbnNEWS.com interview.
Pineda said that he really did his best to represent the country while singing the anthem. The NHI earlier said it is looking into the possibility of filing a complaint against him.
"Ano ba ang bago?  'Yong traditional na pagkanta ng 'Lupang Hinirang' ang gusto nilang marinig. On my part, I'm just doing my artistic freedom. I was there as Filipino representing Pacquiao and the Philippines. 'Yun ang importante," Pineda added.
On Monday, Teddy Atienza, chief of NHI’s Heraldry Section, told abs-cbnNEWS.com that the board was not pleased when it heard Pineda’s version of “Lupang Hinirang” during the Pacquiao-Clottey fight in the United States.
Atienza lamented that Pineda sang the anthem slowly instead of of its original march tempo. He also scored the singer for belting out the last 2 words of “Lupang Hinirang” and being out of tune.
He said this was a clear violation of Republic Act (RA) 8491. RA 8491 prescribes that any person who will violate its provisions may be punished by a fine of at least P20,000 or imprisonment of not more than one year.
Pineda, meanwhile, admitted that he went off-pitch near the end of the song because he could no longer hear himself sing.

"Alam ko naman na nag-flat ako kasi ang parte na yon na nagsimula ng magsigawan ang tao. Wala akong ear monitor. Hindi ko na marinig ang sarili ko noong pumapasok ako doon sa line na 'lupa ng araw ng luwalhati't pagsinta.' Sumisigaw na sila, highlight ng melody ng kanta 'yon sa unti-unti hindi ko naririnig," he said.
Aside from his performance, Pineda is also being criticized for wearing a cowboy-inspired polo instead of the traditional Barong Tagalog.
In the interview, the crooner cleared that what he wore during the Pacman-Clottey bout was a modern Barong Tagalog made by Filipino fashion designer Ariel Agasang.
"Barong 'yon. 'Yon ang modern barong gawa ni Filipino designer na si Ariel Agasang na siya ding gumawa ng damit para kay Piolo Pascual," he said.

Martin defends Arnel
Pineda was not the first singer to be reprimanded by the NHI for singing the anthem wrong. Other singers who have been reprimanded by the NHI are balladeer Jennifer Bautista, Christian Bautista, international singing sensation Charice and Concert King Martin Nievera.
In an interview with ABS-CBN's morning show "Umagang Kay Ganda," Nievera said Pineda performed very well during the Pacquiao-Clottey fight.
"Well unang-una ginawa niya yon from the heart. Obviously binago din ang ending. For me, I see nothing wrong with that dahil hindi naman ako kasama sa NHI. For me, I think Arnel did a very good job," he said.
Nievera also said that as a rocker, Pineda should be given some leeway if he went off-pitch during the song.
"Well siguro si Arnel pinili niya 'yong isang key na masyadong mataas ang umpisa. Pero feeling ko lang dahil siyempre lead singer ng Journey, rock and roll yan, ang mga rockers kasama sa boses nila 'yan na may konting basag o kanting paos o konting crack sa voice so parang poetic license yon para sa isang rock singer katulad ni Arnel," Nievera said.

Nievera also shared that singing live in front of thousands of screaming fans could cause any singer to hit some bad notes.
"Kasama din 'yon na may konting nerves at konting excitement din. Siyempre, maraming pride 'yon na tumatakbo sa utak at puso niya. May pride din. Kasama din yun sa 51,000 screaming fans," Nievera said.
While saying that Pineda had nothing to apologize for, Nievera did advise the Journey frontman to get a lawyer who will help him write a letter of apology to the NHI. 
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Sunday, March 14, 2010

In The Studio With Justin Bieber And Sean Kingston


It looks like Justin is more professional than Sean....
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Friday, March 12, 2010

Music Miscellaneous

The Royal Chains' New Ep

NYC Band The Royal Chains just released a new EP 'Bear Island' on Mike Hinderts (bassist of The Bravery) new label, Merrifield Records.

Also, Merrifield Records will be having a SXSW showcase this year. It's going to be March 20th, 4pm-10pm at The Tiniest Bar In Texas, featuring The Young Jaguars, The Growlers, Thee Lexington Arrows, The Royal Chains, The Safes, Nikki And The Weeps and The Danvilles feat.Ihsan Bilal (The Danvilles is Mikes band).


Slash, Engelbert Humperdinck and Dave Stewart form Supergroup


Engelbert Humperdinck might be the new singer for Velvet Revolver. Then maybe again, he won`t. But he did perform with Slash and Dave Stewart this week.

Engelbert Humperdinck, Slash and Dave Stewart got together as supergroup Faster Disaster on Canadian TV show The Hour.
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Robert Pattinson wants to release an album this year 
The 'Twilight’ actor is keen to venture into the music world but says he will have to take a break from acting as he wouldn’t be able to combine his two passions.

He said: "I kind of want to do an album at the end of the year. All my friends are recording albums and I'm very annoyed about it. But I can't do two things at once. I don't know how people like Jennifer Lopez can act and also sing. I'm just like, 'I can't.' But, hopefully, I'll find some time to get it together."


Lady Gaga could fall for a woman 

   
Lady Gaga could fall in love with a woman.

The 'Bad Romance' singer - who has previously admitted to be being bisexual - insists she has no boundaries on her relationships but views love and sex as two very separate things.

When asked if she could see herself falling for a woman, she said: "Of course. There are no rules or limits when it comes to love. But I see love as separate from sex.

"And I happen to love male sexuality. Men have something I lack, but that I really value."

Gaga claims the search to find love fuels her creativity but admits she is worried her career will be over if she settles down.
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Thursday, March 11, 2010

AM New Song List as of March 12, 2010

International:

1. Never Let You Go - Justin Bieber - Watch YouTube
2. Ridin' Solo - Jason Derulo - Watch YouTube
3. Lil Freak - User ft. Ninki Minaj - Watch YouTube
4. All The Way Turn Up - Roscoe Dash ft. SOulja Boy Tell'em - Watch YouTube
5. American Honey - Lady ANtebellum - Watch YouTube
6. Temporary Home - Carrie Underwood - Watch YouTube
7. Little More Country Than That - Easton Corbin - Watch YouTube
8. Halfway Gone - Lifehouse - Watch YouTube

Local:
1. Unang Tikim - Kamikazee - Watch YouTube
2. Himala - Jay-R Siaboc and Yeng Constantino - Watch YouTube
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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I-Tab Portable Guitar Tab Player Launched


i-tab, the worlds first dedicated portable guitar tab player now launched.

The revolutionary and patented i-tab, for the first time ever, offers guitarists a pocket sized unit that scrolls chords and lyrics in perfect time. The i-tab allows users to download backing tracks and video cover lessons from a massive library of fully legal tabs, tracks and lessons on www.i-tab.com. Once downloaded, the i-tab sits conveniently at the end of your guitar and acts as the ultimate prompt giving you a seamless clear display of chords and lyrics at the tempo of your choice. Now you can take your tab library with you wherever you go and this really will be your best friend on your guitar.

Ideal for players of every level, the i-tab will help you learn songs, remember lyrics whilst storing 100’s of tabs, backing tracks and reels of video. A 4GB memory gives you plenty of room to organise your songs into handy playlists and build your own song library. If you are learning to play you can also download i-tabs free tuition video modules to help you along. Funky video cover lessons will help build your portfolio of cool songs for gigs and parties.

The i-tab unit has a 5' touch screen, in-built speaker and comes with headphones, stylus, USB connector, power charger, soft carry pouch and weighs in at only 0.14kg. The i-tab comes with 30 free song tabs including U2 (Beautiful Day), Oasis (Wonderwall) and The Rolling Stones (Jumping Jack Flash). It also includes TV out leads so you can play synchronized chords, lyrics and backing tracks through the player or through your TV and everyone can sing along!

The i-tab is available to purchase now through www.i-tab.com for £129 (EU€149, US$199). The first units are shipping mid-March and will hit the streets worldwide from early April 2010. The backing tracks and songs (including the chords and lyrics) can be purchased from the website at a price of 25 pence for the tabs and 50 pence for backing tracks.

For further information visit www.i-tab.com

source: www.music-news.com
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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Senti: Ang Song That Makes Me Cry But Still I Love To Listen And Sung A Lot


This is a story about me and of course a girl that i won't be telling her name for her own sake. This girl don't know how much I love her, I can't tell her because she's in love with someone, her boyfriend. I always pretend to be just her close friend, adviser, comforter every time she needs me just to keep in touch of her. One day she texted me, i know that time she had a big problem and I'm right, she had trouble with her guy, of course i have to make her feel OK because that's my only rule for her life. I did not report on my work just to be with her, we eat together in lunch and after that we decided to have a sing-a-long trip just to kill our time, every time she sung a song I fell she dedicated that for her boyfriend, it hurts me but at the same time I'm happy at that moment that we're together. When its my turn to sing I sung this song "Senti" shes not a fan of this song and even shes unfamiliar. Before I started singing i said that that song was for here, so that caught up her attention.

As i sung the song I changed some of the lyrics so she won't realize that that would be the thing i want to say to her. Instead of saying "Sumama naman ako kasi crush kita" I changed it to  "Sumama naman ako kasi friend kita". In fairness that made her laugh, when the song is nearly in complete there's a lyrics saying "Ako mahal kita" I stopped singing because i don't know what to do, should i sung it that way or I changed the lyrics again. I don't want to sung it that way because I don't want here to know that's exactly how I feel for her, that I love her. and the song continued repeating the lyrics "Mahal na mahal" in several times, and I decided to whisper it instead singing it out loud.

While Im whispering the song she stand up and confronted me if is it true that i love her, I did not answer here, all i think is she still have a boyfriend, they got trouble but still they did not split up. I changed the topic and she forgot asking me again that way.

After the fun, we decided to go home, I'm so happy reminiscing what just happen to us. 8:00 PM on the evening i recieved a text from her thanking me for a very fun moment we just shared, I replied that I really enjoy it too and thank her in return. After a few minutes she replied, telling me that they are OK now with her boyfriend.

On that time I don't know what should i feel, should I be happy for her, should i feel sad. I don't know, all i want to do now is to listen to this song "Senti", listen, sung, think about her and my miserable love for her.
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‘Journey’ Lead Vocalist Arnel Pineda Will Sing For Pacquiao Vs Clottey Fight


Past reports saying Charice will be singing the Philippine National Anthem for the Pacquiao vs Clottey fight this Sunday were proven untrue as the Journey lead vocalist, Arnel Pineda, will be taking the duty of singing the Philippine National Anthem, “Lupang Hinirang” in the upcoming Manny Pacquiao vs. Joshua Clottey fight. Pineda is a Filipino and was personally invited by the king of the ring, Manny Pacquiao to sing for the Philippines in his next fight.

Arnel Pineda also said he will be arriving at Dallas on Thursday and he is so delightful that finally he can sing for the Pacquiao vs Clottey fight. The famous singer also revealed it was the Manny Pacquiao’s third attempt to invite him, that is why he’s very happy it will finally push through.

The much awaited Manny Pacquiao vs Joshua Clottey fight will be held this Saturday (March 13) – March 14 in Manila at the Cowboys Stadium in Texas.

You can watch Pacquiao vs Clottey fight Livestream Online on Sunday at selected channels over the internet. If you do not want to watch Pacquiao vs Clottey online free livestream, and you are a Filipino fan, then watch Pacquiao vs Clottey Livestream at the UP Theater, commercial-free straight from the US.

source: www.dailyworldbuzz.com
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Lil Wayne And Eminem's Drop The World' Music Video Debuts

Consider it a parting gift from "Weezy F. Baby" to his fans. On the weekend before his  scheduled prison sentencing, Lil Wayne unveiled the helter-skelter video for "Drop The World," the standout track from his "Rebirth" album.

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The clip features the prolific rapper and his guest MC, Eminem, spitting verses in the middle of a bleak, Gotham City-style riot scene filled with skater punks, flaming tires and shattered glass. "I search but never find/ hurt but never cry/ I work and forever try/ but I'm cursed, so nevermind," Wayne states in a matter-of-fact manner before delving into "Drop the World's" hyper-aggressive chorus.

A headstrong Em nearly steals the spotlight from the New Orleans rapper, and the two paint a vivid picture of strength amidst chaos -- something Wayne could sure use right about now.
source: www.billboard.com
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Monday, March 8, 2010

Twilight Most Downloaded Soundtrack

With Oscars fever gripping movie fans ahead of the 82nd Academy Awards on March 7th, research by Nokia into the listening habits of music fans around the world reveals Twilight has dominated the movie soundtrack charts over the last 12 months.

Twilight didn’t receive a single nomination for last year’s Oscars ceremony, yet appears three times on the list of the world’s most downloaded movie soundtracks for the last 12 months. Recent release AVATAR, up for nine Oscars in 2010, is in second place.

TOP 10 GLOBALLY DOWNLOADED MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS (2009-10*)
1. Twilight (Original motion picture soundtrack: International Version)
2. AVATAR
3. Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds
4. Mamma Mia!
5. The Twilight Saga: New Moon (Mexican version)**
6. Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen
7. Alvin And The Chipmunks 2
8. Slumdog Millionaire
9. The Twilight Saga: New Moon (Original motion picture soundtrack)
10. Watchmen

Slumdog Millionaire swept up a staggering eight golden statuettes at last year’s ceremony – including best original song, original score and sound mixing. If listeners’ current favourites could predict this year’s winners, Avatar, Transformers and Inglorious Basterds look set for a night of victory.

Twilight’s global popularity highlights Comes With Music’s international presence, bringing movie lovers in touch with music across the world.

From James Horner’s mysterious AVATAR score to the thrilling melodies of Sherlock Holmes or the eclectic mix of Nine, check out Nokia’s movie soundtrack selection: http://music.nokia.co.uk/IE/genre.aspx?id=7

If you’re a fan of the music behind the latest movie releases Nokia Comes With Music is the place to download all the music you’ve ever wanted, for free, and to keep forever.

source: www.music-news.com
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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Nicole Scherzinger To Be joined By New Pussycat Dolls

 

Nicole Scherzinger has confirmed she is going to be joined by a host of new Pussycat Dolls.

The singer has seen two members of the girl group, Kimberly Wyatt and Ashley Roberts, quit in the last week but rather than be worried for the band’s future Nicole is excited about the new members coming in.

Nicole – who has been in discussions with group founder Robin Antin about the incoming members - said: 'We're going to have a new cast of Dolls. And I'm excited.'

The 31-year-old pop beauty has been in the studio working on new material for the next Pussycat Dolls album and insists fans should start getting excited.

She added to MTV News: 'Right now I've been in the studio working on music non-stop. We're going to have another Pussycat Dolls album for all of our fans out there, but that's going to be late this year.

"I'm still Nicky Doll. And I'm just ploughing away in the studio making music that I love."

However, not all of the tracks Nicole is currently working on will definitely make the next Pussycat Dolls album.

She explained: 'I don't know if I'm going to put all the new music out under my name yet or if it's going to be perfect for the Dolls.

'It doesn't matter. I just want to make great music for the fans.'

source: www.music-news.com
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Celebrities Pay Tribute To Francis M On First Death Anniversary

Celebrities paid tribute to Filipino music icon Francis Magalona on Saturday in a mix of sorrow and celebration, exactly a year after the rapper-songwriter succumbed to leukemia.
Magalona's actress-daughter Maxene, clad in shirts bearing her father's face, led a group of rappers in singing the Magalona hits "Man from Manila" and "Higante" on the noontime show Eat Bulaga.
The show's hosts, led by Vic Sotto and Joey de Leon, presented a bust of the rapper to his family led by his widow Pia Magalona.

"Ngayong araw na nagpaalam tayo [kay] Kiko Magalona..Pasasalamat na rin ito para sa buong pamilya Magalona sa pagbibigay sa amin ng pagkakataon na maging bahagi ng Eat Bulaga si Francis Magalona. Tanggapin niyo ito mula sa lahat ng nagmamahal kay Kiko. Ito ang alaala ni Kiko. Patuloy na mananatili siya sa ating mga puso," a teary-eyed Sotto said.

(On this date we said goodbye to Kiko Magalona. Now it’s also to say thanks to the whole Magalona family for giving us the chance for Francis Magalona to be part of Eat Bulaga. Accept this [token of appreciation] from all who love Kiko. This is in his memory. He will remain always in our hearts.)
"At kung lumuha man noon ang Eat Bulaga, ang araw na ito naman ngayon ay gagawin naming pasasalamat, dahil nakasama namin ang nag-iisang kagaya ni Kiko… Salamat Kiko sa lahat ng magagandang alaalang iniwan mo. Ilang taon man ang dumaan, hinding hindi namin makakalimutan. We love you, Kiko, and we miss you," De Leon said.

(And if all of Eat Bulaga was teary-eyed that day, this day in turn we will make into a thanksgiving, because we knew a unique person like Kiko. Thanks Kiko for all the great memories you left us. Years may pass, but we will never forget. We love you, Kiko, and we miss you.)

Magalona, more popularly known as Kiko, co-hosted the noontime show with De Leon and Sotto, among others, even during his ordeal with leukemia.

"Maraming salamat sa Eat Bulaga for this tribute to my dearest Francis M. Maraming salamat sa lahat ng suporta sa mga awit na ginawa niya, sa pakikinig sa kanyang mga tinuturo..You should not feel bad. You should celebrate life, kasi iyon ang gusto ni Francis M., na i-celebrate niya iyong sarili niyang buhay para gumanda talaga itong bansang Pilipinas. Kanya-kanya tayong gawa sa sarili natin," Pia Magalona said to loud applause from the audience.

(Many thanks to Eat Bulaga for this tribute to my dearest Francis M. Many thanks for all the support for all the songs he made, for listening to his messages. You should not feel bad. You should celebrate life, because that’s what Francis M.would have wanted, that he celebrate his own life to help glorify our country Philippines. Each of us are doing what we can.)

Magalona passed away on March 6, 2009 at the age of 44. Considered a legend in the Filipino music industry, Magalona's popular songs include "Kaleidoscope World," "Mga Kababayan," "Halalan," "Meron Akong Ano!"

source: www.yahoo.com
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Friday, March 5, 2010

'Pilipinas Got Talent' Discovers A Young Arnel Pineda?

The country's (Philippines) biggest talent search show, "Pilipinas Got Talent (PGT)," has found a gem in 16-year-old contestant Jovit Baldivino from Batangas.

The judges – Kris Aquino, Ai Ai delas Alas, Freddie Garcia – have been blown away by Baldivino’s “unbelievable” voice as he performed his own version of Journey’s “Faithfully” during the audition.

The episode was aired on ABS-CBN on February 27.

Baldivino got 3 yes from Garcia, Aquino and Delas Alas, who were all impressed by his perseverance and drive to get his family out of poverty.

Delas Alas was also moved to tears when Baldivino said: "Kahit po ako ay matalo dito, okay lang po. Basta po naipakita ko po sa inyo kung ano ang tunay na Pinoy.”

"Alam mo magandang example ka sa mga nanonood ng ‘Pilipinas Got Talent’ kasi tumutulong ka sa pamilya mo," Delas Alas commented.

Aquino chimed in: "And apart from that, pinagsasabay mo ang pag-aaral, ang pagtulong sa pamilya at ngayon you're on the road to stardom."

The 4th year high school student is selling siomai after his class to help his family.

The shy boy from Batangas said his goal is to finish his studies and, if given a chance, become a popular singer.

The video of Baldivino's audition has been uploaded on YouTube. So far, it has been viewed more than 100,000 times.

"this boy is awesome... he have a nice voice like Arnel P. jst keep it up.. and maybe soon u will be a good singer too... idol.. (sic)" commented kheal03, referring to Journey’s Filipino front man Arnel Pineda.


source:abs-cbnnews.com
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Peas Persist on Hot 100 With "Imma Be"


The Black Eyed Peas hold at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week with "Imma Be." The track returns to the top of Digital Songs for a second frame after abdicating the lead spot to "We Are The World 25: For Haiti" by Artists for Haiti for the past two weeks.

Young Money moves into the Hot 100 runner-up slot with "BedRock," a new peak for the track. Returning to its prior peak is Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" which climbs 5-3. It held the same spot three weeks ago.

Ke$ha's "TiK ToK" tumbles 2-4, while Lady Gaga dips 4-5 with "Bad Romance." Train's "Hey, Soul Sister" moves up a spot (7-6), as does Ludacris' "How Low" (8-7).

Rihanna captures her 14th Hot 100 top 10 as "Rude Boy" catapults 23-8, taking dual Digital & Airplay Gainer honors for a second straight week. The last track to take those awards in successive weeks was Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" in late 2006 as it was making its way to No. 1.

Rihanna has now posted the most Hot 100 top 10s by a female artist since the beginning of the last decade. She had been tied with Beyonce (13 top 10s) among women and is now even with Ludacris (14) for second among all artists. Only Jay-Z, with 15 top 10s since 2000, has scored more.

The last two titles in this week's top 10 swap spots with Trey Songz's "Say Aah" moving 10-9 and Jason Derulo's "In My Head" dropping 9-10.

Ludacris appears on the chart's top two debuts. His own "My Chick Bad," featuring Nicki Minaj, opens at No. 46 while he's featured on British newcomer Taio Cruz's "Break Your Heart," which starts at No. 53. It's the first time in the 10 years Ludacris has been charting- encompassing 43 appearances- that he posts concurrent chart debuts.

Kris Allen arrives at No. 63 with his rendition of the Beatles classic "Let It Be." The live recording, performed on the February 25 "American Idol" broadcast, sells 46,000 downloads according to Nielsen SoundScan, with all proceeds going to the Idol Gives Back Foundation, benefitting the relief efforts in Haiti.

Reggae vocalist Matisyahu posts his second Hot 100 appearance as "One Day" opens at No. 90. The song was featured heavily during NBC's coverage of the XXI Winter Olympics and shifts 27,000 downloads. He last appeared on the chart with "King Without A Crown" (No. 28 peak in 2006).

Rounding out this week's eight new debuts are Trey Songz's "Neighbors Know My Name" (No. 88), "Women Lie, Men Lie" by Yo Gotti featuring Lil Wayne (No. 93) and Joe Nichols' "Gimmie That Girl" (No. 98).

source: www.billboard.com
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Thursday, March 4, 2010

The MYX Music Awards 2010 Winner For Favorite Music Video 'Kasalanan' By 6 Cycle Mind And Gloc 9


Another Maricar Reyes video, but wait its not her another scandalous thing. This is a good output of a good collaboration, A band, A Rapper and a huh, how should i describe Maricar.  The video talks about a stag party that was caught by his fiancee. This deserves to win as Favorite Video, as the whole thing was awesome, it has a value, a lesson we must learn, to ponder especially when we were planning to enter the sacrament of mairrage. Kudus to 6 Cycle Mind and of course to Arestotle (Gloc 9) you enjoy those girls flirting you huh...
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AM New Song List as of March 5, 2010

International:

1. My Chick Bad - Ludacris Ft. Nicki Minaj - Watch YouTube
2. Hillbilly Bone - Blake Shelton Ft. Trace Adkins - Watch YoutTube

Local:
1. Obra - Even - Watch YouTube
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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The MYX Music Awards 2010 Winners


Below are the list of categories, nominees and winners

Favorite Music Video

Antukin by Rico Blanco
Bahay Kubo by Hale
Diamond Shotgun by Chicosci
Kasalanan by 6cyclemind & Gloc9 (Winner)
Radical by Hilera

Favorite Song

Antukin by Rico Blanco
Back In Time by Kyla & Jay-R (Winner)
Di Na Mababawi by Sponge Cola
Diamond Shotgun by Chicosci
Simulan Mo Na by Pedicab

Favorite Artist

Chicosci
Christian Bautista
Rico Blanco
Sarah Geronimo (Winner)
Sponge Cola

Favorite Female Artist

Charice
Karylle
Kyla
Sarah Geronimo (Winner)
Yeng Constantino

Favorite Male Artist

Billy Crawford
Christian Bautista
Gloc9
Richard Poon
Rico Blanco (Winner)

Favorite Group

6cyclemind
Chicosci
Hale
Pedicab
Sponge Cola (Winner)

Favorite Mellow Video

And I Love You So by Regine Velasquez
Old Friend by Kyla (Winner)
Tell Me Your Name by Christian Bautista
This Time I’ll Be Sweeter by Rachelle Ann Go
You And I by Richard Poon

Favorite Rock Video

Antukin by Rico Blanco
Diamond Shotgun by Chicosci (Winner)
Radical by Hilera
Simulan Mo Na by Pedicab
Wala by Kamikazee

Favorite Urban Video

Katulad Ko by D-Coy feat. Luke Mejares & Artstrong
Mainit by Knowa Lazarus, Kenjhons & Chelo Aestrid with DJ Flavamatikz
Rendezvous by Dice & K9 Mobbstarr
That Girl by Young JV
Upuan by Gloc9 feat. Jeazelle Grutas (Winner)

Favorite New Artist

Archipelago
Duster
Letter Day Story
Peryodiko
Young JV (Winner)

Favorite Indie Artist

Angulo
April Morning Skies
Archipelago (Winner)
Ciudad
Us-2 Evil-0

Favorite Collaboration

Ayt! by Sponge Cola & Gary Valenciano
Back In Time by Kyla & Jay-R
Higante by Francis M & Ely Buendia (Winner)
Kasalanan by 6cyclemind & Gloc9
Tabi by Paraluman & Kean Cipriano

Favorite Remake

Balita by Gloc9 feat. Gabby Alipe
Heart To Heart by Kyla
Human Nature by Billy Crawford
Tell Me Your Name by Christian Bautista
You Changed My Life by Sarah Geronimo (Winner)

Favorite Media Soundtrack

Best About Life by SinoSikat
Record Breaker by Sarah Geronimo (Winner)
Tayong Dalawa by Gary Valenciano
Whisper I Love You by Kim Chiu & Gerald Anderson
You Changed My Life by Sarah Geronimo

Favorite Guest Appearance in a Music Video

Cristine Reyes (Auz by Rico Blanco)
Heart Evangelista (Bahay Kubo by Hale) (Winner)
Jake Cuenca (Neon Brights by Taken by Cars)
John Lloyd Cruz (You Changed My Life by Sarah Geronimo)
Maricar Reyes (Kasalanan by 6cyclemind & Gloc9)

Favorite MYX Celebrity VJ

Billy Crawford (Winner)
Chicosci
Kamikazee
Martin Nievera & Gary Valenciano
Rhian Ramos

Favorite MYX Live Performance

Gloc9
Kamikazee
Richard Poon
Rico Blanco (Winner)
Zsa Zsa Padilla

Favorite MYX Bandarito Performance

Bembol Rockers
Blue Boy Bites Back
Intolerant
The Lowtechs
Roots of Nature (Winner)

Favorite International Video

Fire by 2NE1
Love Story by Taylor Swift
Nobody by Wonder Girls
One Time by Justin Bieber
The Climb by Miley Cyrus

Special Citation: Christian Bautista
MYX Magna Award: Jose Mari Chan

The MYX Music Awards will premiere on March 6, 2010, Saturday

7:30 PM-8:00 PM, Red Carpet Special
8:00 PM-10:30 PM Awards
10:30 PM-11:00 PM Post-Event


Replays:

March 15, 2010, Monday

1:30 PM-2:00 PM Red Carpet Special
2:00 PM-4:30 PM Awards
4:30 PM-5:00 PM Post-Event

March 19, 2010, Friday

7:00 AM-7:30 AM Red Carpet Special
7:30 AM-10:00 AM Awards

March 24, 2010, Wednesday

6:30 PM-7:00 PM Red Carpet Special
7:00 PM-9:30 PM Awards
9:30 PM-10:00 PM Post-Event

March 28, 2010, Sunday

11:30 PM-12:00 PM Red Carpet Special
12:00 PM-2:30 PM Awards
2:30 PM-3:00 PM Post-Event

March 29, 2010, Monday

2:00 PM-2:30 PM Red Carpet Special
2:30 PM-3:00 PM Post-Event

March 31, 2010, Tuesday

9:30 AM-12:00 PM Awards

April 3, 2010, Saturday

7:30 AM-8:00 AM Red Carpet Special
8:00 AM-10:30 AM Awards
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Post-Event

source: www.myxph.com
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Chris Brown Pursues New Girl In "Whose Girl Is That?" Video

Before sexting became all the craze among teenagers, a still ingenuous Chris Brown was using his mobile phone to swoop a young lady off her feet... by calling her.


"Whose girl is that? she's supposed to be the one I'm getting at / I wonder who she talking to on the phone / I know it's not me so I'm trying to get on," a 13-year-old C. Breezy sings in a pubescent voice as he pursues a young lady in the video to "Whose Girl Is That?" The clip hit the net.

Wearing a throwback Drunken Monkey tee-shirt, the video begins with Brown searching for inspiration in the studio. His thoughts soon drift to memories of a girl he'd come across at the park while playing basketball with his friends, and his attempt to catch the girl's attention as she engages in a phone conversation.

In the end, it turns out Brown is the person the girl had been chatting with all along, as the two finally unite outside the venue he'd just performed at.

source: www.billboard.com
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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Jay Sean Flips The Script

You know Jay Sean best as the fresh-faced pop/R&B up-and-comer who launched himself into the top 10 of the Hot 100 with both of his first two singles -- including his current tag-team hit with rappers Lil Jon and Sean Paul, "Do You Remember."  You know The Script as the energetic Irish rockers who opened for U2 and Paul McCartney last summer. With this week's Mashup Monday, get ready to hear Jay Sean as you've never heard him before: bringing his smooth vocals -- plus acoustic guitar and backup singers! -- to The Script's hit "The Man Who Can't Be Moved."


"Because I take songwriting so seriously and because I'm such a fan of beautifully written songs, there's something about [The Script's] genre of music where storytelling is easier than it is in R&B or pop," Sean says of why he wanted to stray from his usual sound to cover the rock band. "They can just be so honest with their lyrics. 'The Man Who Can't Be Moved' [is] just genius."

source: www.billboard.com
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Monday, March 1, 2010

Lil Wayne Set To Test How Jails Handle Celebs

 

Lil Wayne may be a self-professed gangsta with the gunshot wound to prove it, but he's made plenty clear how he feels about doing time behind bars.

"I'd rather be pushin' flowers," he raps in 2008's "A Milli," "than to be in the pen sharin' showers."

He might have to get used to it. At the apex of a career that has made him one of music's biggest sellers, the Grammy-winning artist is expected to start a yearlong jail term Tuesday after pleading guilty in a New York City gun case.

It would make him the latest in a string of rappers to go to jail after rising to fame - and the latest celebrity inmate to test law enforcement officials' ability to draw the line between providing special treatment and recognizing potential risks to high-profile convicts.

"It's a challenge," said Martin Horn, a former head of the New York City jails, where Lil Wayne's plea agreement calls for him to serve his sentence.

"It's not about setting (a celebrity) on a bed of roses, but it is about an obligation to every inmate to keep him safe."

For now, jail officials say only that they will assess the multiplatinum-selling Lil Wayne as they do every other new arrival and find an appropriate place for him among the city's roughly 13,000 inmates.

He might follow the path of rapper Foxy Brown, who spent about eight months in 2007 and 2008 in city jails on a probation violation after pleading guilty to assault in a fracas at a nail salon. Because of threats against her, she was held largely in protective custody in a cell of her own, with access to a day room, said Horn.

Defense lawyer Stacey Richman said she intends to ask for protective custody for Lil Wayne, as well as for attention to dental problems that postponed his sentencing by two weeks. "If Wayne had his druthers, he would not be asking for anything for himself," Richman said, but she said she was concerned for his health and safety.

Some jail officials prefer to hold even famous convicts in circumstances as ordinary as possible - a desire the inmates sometimes share.

Prison consultant Herbert J. Hoelter, whose clients have included epic fraudster Bernard Madoff and NFL quarterback Michael Vick, generally tells clients not to request anything special.

Otherwise, "you'll be viewed by other inmates and the prison system as thinking that you're 'more deserving,'" he says.

Madoff is now serving a 150-year federal prison sentence. He spends his nights in the lower bunk of a cell he shares with a drug offender, eats pizza cooked by a child molester and takes nighttime strolls around a prison track for fun, according to a lawsuit filed by an investors' attorney who interviewed Madoff in prison in July. Madoff's lawyer didn't immediately return a call Friday.

Prison officials have good reasons to try to treat famous inmates like any others, lest they face criticism for catering to celebrities.

The police union in Greenwich, Conn., slammed the town's police chief for letting ex-Supreme Diana Ross keep a cell phone and make a trip home while she was serving a two-day jail term in 2004. She had pleaded no contest to an Arizona drunken-driving charge and arranged to serve the sentence in her hometown. The police chief said he thought she was allowed to do her time in two blocks and hadn't known about the phone.

But if celebrities shouldn't get coddled, they also face particular risks behind bars, prison experts and defense lawyers say. Fellow prisoners may want to make a name for themselves by challenging famous inmates - or cozying up to them in hopes of sharing in their fame after release.

"Being prominent gets you noticed, and being noticed in prison is generally not very good," New York defense lawyer Benjamin Brafman said.

For that reason, New York state prisons sometimes put celebrities together in protective custody units, where they interact with each other but not the prison population at large, spokeswoman Linda Foglia said.

Ex-New York Giant Plaxico Burress and former "Sopranos" actor Lillo Brancato Jr., for example, have been in the same unit at an upstate prison, she said. Burress is serving two years after pleading guilty to a weapons charge; Brancato is serving 10 years on an attempted burglary conviction.

Some celebrities find their stature an asset behind bars.

"I get a lot of love from the inmates. They are familiar with my work, watching my growth over my career," rapper Gucci Mane recently told The Associated Press from the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta, where he is serving a six-month sentence on a probation violation.

"I love the fact that I'm a rapper. But behind these walls, I'm just another African-American coming up in the South. A lot of these brothas share the same with me. We have a bond."

Lil Wayne, 27, pleaded guilty in October to attempted criminal possession of a weapon, admitting having a loaded gun on his tour bus in July 2007. He could end up serving only about eight months with good behavior.

The artist - who accidentally shot himself in the chest when he was 12 and told interviewer Katie Couric "I'm a gangsta" last year - has been a rapper since his teens and a superstar in recent years.

His "Tha Carter III" - a reference to his real name, Dwayne Carter - was the best-selling album of 2008. His latest album, "Rebirth," was released this month.
 
source: www.billboard.com
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Ashley Roberts Quits Pussycat Dolls


Ashley Roberts has left the Pussycat Dolls.

The blonde singer has decided to quit the girl group to pursue other interests but insists she is 'grateful' to have been part of the band.

She wrote on her blog (ashleyroberts.tumblr.com): 'Yes I have left the Pussycat Dolls. I am so grateful to have the love and support of all of you. It was an amazing ride and I learned so much.'

The 28-year-old star is now looking to move into acting and presenting.

She added: 'I currently have got the acting bug and am falling in love with it. I shot a pilot for MTV as a host... and had a blast w my girl Aubrey Oday, Marques Houston and Record producer Ghost. (sic)'

Ashley’s Pussycat Dolls bandmate Kimberly Wyatt has also left the group.

In an interview with Loaded magazine, the singer announced her departure from the chart-topping band to 'push on' with her own life.

She said: ''I’ve left the group. I am so thankful for everything the Pussycat Dolls has brought into my life. But I have to say there were just too many variables that I couldn’t agree with. So I decided to push on with my own life.'

Kimberly – who has made no secret of her strained relationship with Pussycat Dolls lead singer Nicole Scherzinger – decided to leave because the band was making her unhappy.

She added: 'Money and fame can’t buy happiness. Ultimately, once I started to get to know myself more and more I was like, 'You know, I don’t think that my happiness is within this group right now.’

'I wish that it was different because I love being a Doll, but as far as the variables off-stage are concerned – I just couldn’t do it anymore.'

In December, choreographer Robin Antin - who founded the group in its first incarnation as a dance troupe in 1995 – revealed she was looking for new members.

She said at the time: 'Nicole is going back in the studio and there will be a few new faces in the Pussycat Dolls. I'm really excited about it.'
 
source: www.music-news.com
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Shakira Gets Steamy With Tennis Star Rafael Nadal In “Gypsy” Music Video

Spanish tennis player superstar, Rafael Nadal is featured in Shakira’s new musiv video ‘Gipsy.’ The popular singer Shakira has opened up about her decision to cast Rafael Nadal in a new music video and insists she picked the tennis ace to be her leading man because she “identifies” with him. The Colombian singer had sparked reports of a new romance with Nadal when they were photographed meeting together, shortly before filming a steamy promo for Shakira’s new single “Gypsy”.


 

“Shooting this video with Rafa was a great experience, he is very sweet and made it easy and fun,” said Shakira. “He and I have so much in common — starting out so young in our respective careers and traveling the world — I felt this would translate the spirit of the lyrics in the song and I was thrilled he wanted to be a part of it.”

The video for Gypsy and “Gitana” (the Spanish version) were shot in Barcelona, Spain by Shakira’s longtime collaborator Jaume De Laiguana. The sexy video captures a flirtatious and playful onscreen chemistry between Shakira and Rafael Nadal who plays the love interest. The inventive mix of mandolin, banjo and sitar on “Gypsy” weaves a tale of a transient drifter. The video will debut worldwide on February 26th on Yahoo.com and MTV worldwide.

“It has been a great experience and I had a lot of fun doing it. I had some time in between tournaments and preparation and could not miss this opportunity,” commented Rafael Nadal of his role in the video. “Shakira, as always, was spectacular. Working with a woman as charming as her, well, it makes it a lot easier to tell the truth. It was great, very easy, she’s really sweet and that always makes the hours go by faster.”


source: www.accesspinoy.com
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