Showing posts with label grammy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label grammy. Show all posts

Carole King American Idol Top 6


Theme of "American Idol" Top 6 competitors announced Thursday evening (April 21) at the end of the results show - and Carole King, which should be interesting. King is a Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and we're big fans of his music. "Tapestry" is really a watershed effort - the 1971 album was named No. 36 on the list of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

But we're not sure how the idols are going to handle his music. Katelyn Epperly covered "I Feel the Earth moves in season 9, but I have pots of judges and was sent packing. Brooke White has taken the "You've Got a Friend" in the 7 th season and did very well, but, Carole King is in the wheelhouse Brooke White. King's songs are great and in a low voice the kind of niche - Idols this year are going to have to actually do it themselves or it will be a long night.

If you're wondering where you heard of Carole King, who is a non-music related, had a recurring guest on "Gilmore Girls", as Sophie Bloom, owner of a music store and also sang the title track of Opening of the exhibition.
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Grammys


With this year's Grammy Awards just hours away, let's take a look back at the best and worst from last year's red carpet.

With the 53rd annual Grammy Awards less than a day away, glossy industry parties have been underway as some of music's biggest names take over Los Angeles. And there's no better way to kick off the weekend than to sip on some mimosas and enjoy an early brunch with entertainment's biggest entrepreneur alongside fashion's leading luxury brand.

Held at the Soho House in West Hollywood, Roc Nation founder Jay-Z along with Gucci's creative director, Frida Giannini, joined forces Saturday afternoon (February 12) to host this year's pre-Grammy brunch, celebrating the art of music and the special-edition collection of Gucci Grammy watches and jewelry items.

"I was looking for a partner, a very strong one, the day before the Grammys," Giannini explained of her decision to pair up with this year's six-time Grammy nominee. "I think Jay-Z is the boss of this industry. He is a very iconic person, and I think he is the best. So as a designer, I always say I find an incredible inspiration coming from musicians who are in the music industry. Fashion and music, they have always been together because I think we are looking to musicians and musicians are looking to fashion."

Last November, Gucci Timepieces and Jewelry announced a three-year partnership with The Recording Academy inspired by the Grammy Awards. This new partnership is part of a celebration of Gucci's 90 -year history of the brand's commitment to the arts as well as to their most loyal clients — some of whom include artists and producers in the Roc Nation family.

"You can't put a real value on [fashion]," said hitmaker The-Dream, who is already a two-time Grammy winner. "It's so infused in our culture...you know, big ups to Gucci for supporting Roc Nation and Roc-A-Fella and the whole movement, because we used to have to fight for these things. We used to [not be able to] get sponsors, and now it's like almost automatic, you know, [that] it's gonna appear. So I'm pretty impressed."

As were all the other A-list celebrities invited, which included Grammy nominees, performers and presenters such as Rihanna, Kings of Leon and Sean Garrett, as well as actors Ryan Phillippe, Adrien Brody and Ellen Pompeo. As the stars casually arrived to the three-hour event, they were treated to food, beverages and tunes provided by DJs Mark Ronson, Samantha Ronson, Solange and D-Nice. While some dodged the red carpet before entering the venue, others were happy to take a moment to have their pictures taken in their finest attire and speak out about the legacy of fashion and art.

"As a celebrity, as an artist, fashion plays a very, very important part in your imaging and who you are as a person," Ne-Yo explained. "Everyone wants to dress like the hottest celebrity, so for them to line up with Gucci, which is one of those brands which is very versatile, they can be street and they can be dinner-party. They have all of that in their brand. So I think it's very important."
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Latin grammys 2010

The Los Angeles mariachi group Sol de Mexico set the tone on the carpet at the 11th annual Latin Grammys in Las Vegas with a rousing version of “El Son de la Negra” and a shout of “Viva Mexico!”

Lash Fary. The name conjures images of a Disney character, one who might pluck a single eyelash and spin it into a mound of woven gold.
Lash Fary does that, actually, in a manner of speaking. At the very least, he’s the man behind the magic at Distinctive Assets, which arranges for the burgeoning gift baskets (or, more like gift luggage cases) for presenters and performers at major awards broadcasts. Tonight, it’s the 11th Annual Latin Grammy Awards from Mandalay Bay Evens Center, to be broadcast on Univision tonight from 8 to 11.

“This is a thank you gift because the artists who appear do not get paid,” Fary says during a walk-through of the Latin Grammy gift lounge. The bags are left for the “talent” in suites, and this year’s Latin Grammy is presented in split-level Load Runner wheeled duffel bags. Included are gifts from (leaning heavily on the official news release listing the companies) Chocolatines by Sweet Endeavours, Dr. Christine Rodgers Enpointe Skin Solutions, Live In Fitness Enterprise, Eclipse Candle Co., The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature, Pureology SuperSmooth, LaVigne Organic Skincare, O.P.I. Nail Lacquer, Triunfo, CureCeuticals, Hasbro games, Elbow Friend, Lisa Ashley Beauty, Baja Traveler and M Spa Beverly Hills.

Several elder statesman of Latin music picked up key awards, including Panamanian salsa singer Ruben Blades for best singer-songwriter album with Cantares del Subdesarrollo, Brazilian singer Gilberto Gil took home best MPB (musica popular brasileira) album for Banda Dois and best native Brazilian roots album for Fe Na Festa.
Cuban trumpeter Arturo Sandoval won best instrumental album for A Time For Love.
The night's biggest awards, for categories like record of the year and best new artist, will be revealed during a live broadcast on the Spanish language Univision Network later tonight.

Spaniard Alejandro Sanz, Uruguay's Jorge Drexler, and Mexican trio Camila are among the contenders in several of the key categories.
The Latin Recording Academy recognizes music released anywhere in the world under the condition that they were recorded in Spanish or Portuguese.  
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