• The Ultimate Guide to Contemporary R&B

    27 Mar 2014, 17:49 de CapricornSun33

    Introduction - What is Contemporary R&B?

    Is there any other genre as misleading and as badly defined as Contemporary R&B? (except for ).

    - Ask your friend or neighbor what they think of Contemporary R&B and chances he/she will say that it is nothing but "commercial music for the clubs with lots of naked chicks, bling bling and luxury/alcohol brands in the videos".

    - Ask your parents and they will probably tell you it has nothing to do with the real R&B.

    - Ask a stranger in the street about which Contemporary R&B they are aware of and I can bet they'll tell something like "Rihanna, Chris Brown, Jason Derülo, The Black Eyed Peas, Flo Rida, Pitbull, Lil Wayne, Justin Bieber" or maybe even "David Guetta or Lady Gaga"... :/ In other words, a mix of , and .

    A few years ago, the answer would have been pop-rappers such as Nelly or Ja Rule or people like Akon, Sean Paul and Jennifer Lopez. …
  • Remembering Whitney Houston

    13 Feb 2012, 10:48 de fordcom

    Whitney Houston died at age 48 earlier today in Los Angeles, as previously reported. The actress and singer had a prolific career, although was struggling to stay in the spotlight during the past few years. Houston’s death has already had a great impact on the music and entertainment communities, particular as she has passed the day before the Grammys.


    Neil Portnow, CEO/President of The Recording Academy released a statement that said, “Six-time Grammy winner Whitney Houston was one of the world’s greatest pop singers of all time who leaves behind a robust musical soundtrack spanning the past three decades. Her powerful voice graced many memorable and award-winning songs. A light has been dimmed in our music community today, and we extend our deepest condolences to her family, friends, fans and all who have been touched by her beautiful voice.”

    In honor of that legacy…
  • Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

    16 May 2009, 11:35 de fmera

    The Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance is the latest in a series of awards recognizing superior vocal performance by a female in the pop category, the first of which was presented in 1959. The award goes to the artist. The awards have had quite a convoluted history, particularly during the early Grammy years, having seen several name changes:

    • 1959-1960: Best Vocal Performance, Female
    • 1961: Best Vocal Performance Single Record or Track, Female and Best Vocal Performance Album, Female
    • 1962-1963: Best Solo Vocal Performance, Female
    • 1964-1968: Best Vocal Performance, Female
    • 1966: Best Contemporary (R&R) Vocal Performance - Female
    • 1967: Grammy Award for Best Contemporary (R&R) Solo Vocal Performance - Male or Female
      (the award went to Paul McCartney for Eleanor Rigby)
    • 1968: Best Contemporary Female Solo Vocal Performance
  • A Big Bag of Just Good

    6 Mar 2008, 3:25 de WhereImGoing

    After last night's above average performances, the women would have to be amazing to keep up. So here's the review for the Top 8 ladies.

    Asia'h Epperson sings I Wanna Dance with Somebody - That was a big bag of "eh". I just didn't think it was as good as the judges did, but I do like Asia'h, and hopefully she'll make it through based on her accumulated performances.

    Kady Malloy sings Live forever - Ya know, I've been rooting for Kady, because I really believe she's got some talent, but it just hasn't shown through, and she's going home tomorrow night. The vocal showed promise, but Kady didn't see a note that she couldn't flatten, and she steamrolled through every single one. No more Britney imitations.

    Amanda Overmyer sings I Hate Myself for Loving You - Amanda definitely got back to what she does well, and I did enjoy it. Having said that, she definitely proved that she's a one-trick pony, and that should concern her.

  • Praise Your Top 10

    18 Ene 2008, 15:07 de solafire

    Praise your top 20:

    This was originally "praise and diss your top 20" but I don't like to diss my faves; I'm a nice guy lol ...

    01. Mary J. Blige
    Getting better with age, songs are catchy and funky, and also full of heart. The Breakthrough is an incredible album, probably one of the best of this decade so far. Very impressed with Growing Pains, particularly Just Fine and Fade Away.

    02. George Michael
    "The master" - cuts through all genres, versatile, funky, keeps up with the times ... Greatest tracks both "for the heart" AND "for the feet." The album Faith was groundbreaking, and as Mariah Carey has said, when that record came out EVERYONE was into it - hip hoppers, pop lovers etc... People were surprised at how much they loved that record, he shook off his boy-band image very well, but, according to him, it was to his own detriment.

    03. Whitney Houston
    So many great songs, and a really versatile vocalist. Amazing timbre. Her 1985 debut LP Whitney Houston is timeless. …