Thursday, June 28, 2007
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Canadas 2nd band formed by the show 'Popstars.' Velvet Empire proved to be a one hit wonder with their debut single 'Frontin On Me.' The video went to number one on MTV Canada, but lack of promotion from radio meant that the band never achieved any real success and were dropped after the first album.
Postergirl did a post on Prozzak awhile back... so I won't say too much about the band. Their first two albums did quite well across Canada. A 3rd and darker album was released independently in 2005 but as a result there was no promotion and the album failed to have any success. Prozzak are a side project of 2 members of the Canadian band 'The Philosopher Kings.' Prozzak are an animated duo and their albums basically reflect their never ending search for true love. Their animated music videos became quite popular across the country and the duo eventually went on a Canadian tour!
Friday, June 22, 2007
After WEEKS of speculation there has been an official statement released about the future of the Spice Girls. Their management company has released the first official statement abojut the band for the first time in years!
It says that "The Spice Girls are set to make an official announcement to the world regarding future plans on Thursday June June 28th."
It seems fairly certain that the Spice Girls will confirm that they are re-uniting for a final good-bye tour. Melanie C has already confirmed that all 5 girls have spoken, and that She is willing to get bacfk together for a goodbye tour, but does not want to record any new material with the girls. Also it seems that their managment company just recently bought the rights to 'spicegirlsofficial.com!'
So remember Thursday June 28th! GIRL POWER! !!
Spice Girls - Viva Forever (Acoustic Version)
Thursday, June 21, 2007
First off apologies for the lack of updates... I have a friend over from the Uk for two weeks... so I've been busy trying to keep him entertained 24/7!
So unfortunately I don't have much time to leave a proper post... so instead I'll post some MP3's for now. I'll try to add some info about them later!
NG3 hail from Sweden and their name stands for "Nasty Girls 3." The band have had some moderate success from what I can tell and even went gold in Norway! They had a bunch of singles and an album. I've heard rumours that there may be new material in the works? The band also tried to break into the Uk back in 2004... but that didn't work out too well!
Here they are in all their glory with my favorite NG3 tracks...
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
But it can be fun to dust them off and play them again after not hearing these songs for years!
So before you download these songs... I warn you... maybe it's better that they remain forgotten?! Download if you dare!
This Russian bombshell should have had more success! She's released some amazing singles in the Uk and all of them have failed to find the success they deserve. This was one of my faves.
Sunday, June 10, 2007
So I have a secret... I'm a Celine Dion fan! So I'll try to make this my last Celine post.
I was lucky enough to see Celine in Las Vegas in 2005 and the show was SPECTACULAR! I've never seen anything like it. She was flawless! My friend and I screamed so loud throughout the entire show the old lady next to us told us to shut up! At the end of the show a guard in a suit came up to us and asked if we were big fans. He said that since we were making such a scene that maybe we'd like to go backstage for a tour! We actually got to stay in the colleseum and go backstage to see how the show worked. Celine was gone by then... but had to be one of the coolest things I've had the chance to see.
Thursday, June 07, 2007
The US is especially notorious for being almost impossible to 'break' into. Record stores are littered with albums from established international artists that failed to have any chart success at all. Even US record labels have been accused of paying off radio stations to play tracks from artists like Mariah Carey, Beyonce & Britney Spears (i.e. Pay For Play.) In 2005 one of the worlds largest record labels 'Sony BMG' was found guilty of 'Pay for play' and had to pay 10 Million dollars in a settlement.
One artist that reached massive international success across Europe in the last few years is Helena Paparizou. You may remember Helena as the lead singer for Greek band - Antique who had a number of hit singles between 1999 - 2003.
After going solo and releasing her debut album in 2004, Helena was approached to represent Greece at the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest. She accepted and 'My Number One' became the 2005 Greek entry at Eurovision. The song won the contest and shot Helena into the international spotlight overnight.
After a succcessful tour in 2005 she went back into the studio and the first new song to be released was 'Mambo,' which stayed at number 1 in Greece for an outstanding 10 weeks straight!
2006 saw the release of her second album 'The Game Of Love' in English and 'Yparhi Logos' in Greek. Various record labels across the globe acquired the rights to release her music. Depsite success in Greece, Sweden, France and Belguim, Helena wasn't able to be everywhere at once. Tracks were released in The US and the UK but failed to have any success due to little or no promotion at all.
I expect to hear big things from Helena over the next year and so should you! Her first two albums have been extremely well done and are full of hits! Discover Helena Paparizou below...
Trivia - Although Helena releases music outside of Greece under the name 'Helena.' Her real name is infact Elena Paparizou but goes with Helena to avoid confusion in pronounciation in other countries.
Helena Paparizou - Mambo
Helena Paparizou - You Set My Heart On Fire
Helena Paparizou - Gigolo
Helena Paparizou - The Game Of Love
Helena Paparizou - Heros
Helena Paparizou - It's Gone Tomorrow
Bonus - Antique - Follow Me (Club Mix)
Monday, June 04, 2007
4. A number of songs on the album were re-produced and mixed differently from the versions on the European album. The changes often were to give the songs a darker or more 'American' feel to them. Other songs were left off the American album completely.
Friday, June 01, 2007
S.O.A.P were a dansh duo of sisters who's debut single was an international hit! After the success wore off the band went on to release a second album in Europe and tour as the opening act for Savage Garden back in 2000.
Soon after the tour the band decided to call it a day and S.O.A.P was finished. But that didn't stop one of the sisters from continuing to release music as a solo artist!
Check out some of my fave S.O.A.P songs below!
S.O.A.P - This Is How We Party
S.O.A.P - I Wanna Go Back
S.O.A.P - Like A Stone (In The Water)
Saseline Sorensen - Postergirl
Next time a little Ace Of Base perhaps?!