Posts Tagged ‘taylor swift’

h1

Grammy Awards 2010

January 31, 2010

“The big winner of the night was Beyonce taking home a record 6 Grammys, more than any other woman in one night.  However the star of the night was definitely Taylor Swift who took home the coveted Album of The Year for her album Fearless.  The winner of Record of the Year was Kings of Leon’s Use Somebody with the Song of The Year going to Beyonce’s Single Ladies.  The other major favorite of the night was Lady Gaga who ended up with the Best Dance Recording and Best Dance album.  Overall the show had its up’s and downs.  Most of the big performances were first with a few duds in the middle.  The show did end on a high note though, however a poor choice of host and the lack of awards actually given made this award show more of a concert!”

Performance Update:

Lady Gaga was amazing again.. Loved the theatrical beginning and the duet with Elton John was amazing.  Mixing Speechless and Your Song was priceless!

Green Day and their 21 Guns musical…Glee rock version?

Beyonce can do no wrong when she opens her mouth.  She sounded amazing singing If I Were A Boy which should have been nominated.  Alanis’ You Outta Know was thrown in and actually worked

Pink’s arial act continues.  She can actually work on Cirque Du Soleil and i would be fine with that.  The water act at the end…if i were wearing a Armani Prive vintage..i would be worried.

The Black Eyed Peas and their futuristic performance was ok.  Imma Be was slowed down..it is hard to sing live..and I Gotta Feeling..the song was going to fast for their singing to catch up to it…it was okay.. the future is here.. thank god he said 2010 because last time he mentioned 6 months at number 1..no comment

Lady Antebelum.  Okay, after drama and theatrics, were back to a traditional performance.  Great song, but nothing we haven’t heard before.  However, i will give them props for their debut album which is set to debut this week above expectations!

Jamie Fox..I really don’t understand that cheesy Opera beginning..didn’t connect with the rest of the song…i guess you’ll have to blame it on the alcohol!  update: even the hip hop artists weren’t feeling it.

Zac Brown Band has a pretty good vocal, but i was bored.

Taylor Swift dressed comfortably… she sounds great and looks cute as usual.  I remembered her subway performance at MTV and was hoping for something along the same lines…but i guess the traditional performance works as well.  Stevie Nicks still sounds great!! update: did they rehearse..their duet sounds off.

Michael Jackson tribute: This is my favorite Michael Jackson song of all-time.. Earth Song sung by Celine Dion, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, Lionel Ritchie.  Only problem is that it was done in 3d using the old school blue and red’s.  Why couldn’t i use my new ones from the many Avatar 3d screenings i went to? i don’t understand the need considering most people don’t have the older ones handy, but most people have the new ones.  Wonder how many people like me wore the new ones only to realize they wouldn’t work.  oh well!!  Also what was the point?  if you were going to do 3d, i was expecting Michael Jackson singing amongst the singers on stage.  Without him, didn’t make any sense, but to sell 3d TV’s!

Bon Jovi.  Still don’t get the American Idol esque vote for the song they are going to sing deal?  why?  They still sound good, but nothing new here..Fan’s picked Livin’ On A Prayer…still can’t believe this was their first performance…really, how come?

David Foster, Mary J Blige & Andrea Bocelli..  What an interesting collaboration.  He still sounds like an angel.   This collaboration is definitely much better.. Love Mary and Andrea’s vocals together…Reminds me of when Beyonce and Josh Groban sang..

Dave Mathews band.  We truly have reached the traditional Grammy style part of the evening.  Remove the glitz and glamor for pure song and instruments.. don’t understand the epileptic seizure he had halfway through though…like the big band and vocalists.  They said friends, so i guess literally..i was expecting other big name singers..

Maxwell…Going for some smooth rnb!  This is a really pretty song and i think its hard to sing live.  He proved that..he was more airy than falsetto. Where is the Love with Roberta Flack..she still sounds good..not sure about that look though..

Les Paul and Jeff Beck.  Okay now were in a different era..one that i am least familiar with.. Out of place!

Drake, Eminem and Lil Wayne… this is more like it.. let’s bring up the show a little bit.  Back to 2010!!  Oh No.. they are going to censor half of this song..  At least the energy in the room just went up a couple of notches.  Drakes Best I Ever Had is a good song.. Album is next on the list.

h1

United World Charts Jan 29

January 31, 2010

“Ke$ha spends another big week at the top of the pack after breaking the weekly download record in the US.   The rest of the top 3 are in the same positions.  The tween downloads see Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber debut in the top 10, replacing Rihanna and Jason Derulo.  The rest of the top 10 drop a few spots.  How long can Ke$ha keep her hold of the charts?  With Grammys coming up this wekeend there should be a lot of movement on the charts next week from a slew of downloads of the biggest hits of the year!! Could an oldie make it into the top 10?  Find out…”

Singles Chart:

1.  Ke$ha – Tik Tik (4th week at number 1)
2.  Lady Gaga – Bad Romance
3.  Owl City – Fireflies
4.  Taylor Swift – Today Was A Fairytale
5.  Iyaz – Replay
6.  Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys – Empire State of Mind
7.  Black Eyed Peas – Meet Me Halfway
8.  Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
9.  David Guetta feat. Akon – Sexy Bitch
10.Justin Bieber feat Ludacris – Baby

h1

If you didn’t already know…

January 8, 2010

  • The Hobbit begins a 14 month production in June.  Directed by Guillermo Del Toro of Pan’s Labyrinth and produced by Peter Jackson, the film’s first part is slated to be released in 2011
  • Spider Man 4 has been delayed due to clashes with scripts.  Seems director Sam Raimi doesn’t agree on the villains and how they will be integrated into the film
  • Avatar is now the number #2 film worlwide of all-time behind Titanic.  Not bad James Cameron!
  • Clashes of Titans, scheduled to be released in March, staring Avatar’s Sam Worthington is rushing to re-shoot scenes to release the film in 3D
  • Lady Gaga has her fifth consecutive record Number 1 hit on the pop charts with Bad Romance
  • Taylor Swith narrowly edges out Susan Boyle for the year-end number 1 album in the US by 113,000 after Boyle’s record opening five-week run
  • Ke$ha’s single Tik Tok is currently the Number #1 single in the world.  This is her 2nd single after her cameo on Flo Rida’s Right Round
h1

Global Year-End Top 10 of 2009

December 27, 2009

“The global charts are from January 17, 2009 till January 9, 2010.  This means that with one more extra week and a five-week run at the charts, Boyle will have taken the top of the charts away from Lady Gaga who has spent most of the year at the summit.  The phenomenon that is Susan Boyle has won the hearts and wallets of her fans as her album has continued to sell over a million copies each week for the last four weeks.  It was the highest pre-sale album and the best opening week for a female artist in history. Truly an amazing feat.  what will Boyle have in store for 2010?”

Top 10 Albums:

1.   Susan Boyle – I Dreamed A Dream 6.2 million
2.   Lady Gaga – The Fame 5.8 million
3.   Black Eyed Peas – The E.N.D. 4.6 million
4.   Taylor Swift – Fearless 4.2 million
5.   Michael Jackson – Thriller 4 million
6.   Michael Jackson – Number Ones 3.6million
7.   U2 – No Line On The Horizon 3.5 million
8.   Kings of Leon – Only By The Night 3.5 million
9.   Michael Buble – Crazy Love 3.3 million
10. Beyonce – I Am… Sasha Fierce 3.2 million

(For the complete chart click here)

“With over 20 million downloads and worldwide success overnight, Gaga has taken the world by storm clocking five songs in the final top 40 tally.  Poker face was the blockbuster hit topping the charts in seventeen countries and is the highest downloaded song in British history.  With Gaga’s current hit, Bad Romance at the top of the global charts, what’s in store for 2010?”

Top 10 Singles:

1.   Lady Gaga – Poker Face
2.   Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
3.   Black Eyed Peas – Boom Boom Pow
4.   Flo Rida feat Ke$ha – Right Round
5.   Lady Gaga feat Colby O”Donis – Just Dance
6.   Beyonce – Halo
7.   Pitbull – I Know You Want Me
8.   David Guetta feat Akon – Sexy Bitch
9.   Kings Of Leon – Use Somebody
10. Katy Perry – Hot n’ Cold

(For the complete chart click)

h1

Billboard Best of 2009

December 22, 2009

“This album spend 11 non-consective weeks at number 1 and sold over 2.1 million in the US alone.  Fearless swept top honors in every Country Music awards as well as American Music Awards and even the Teen Choice Awards.  The album also propelled her to the top artist of the year in most of these awards shows and launched the young starlet as a pop/country star”

Top 10 Albums:

1.   Taylor Swift – Fearless
2.   Beyonce – I Am…Sasha Fierce
3.   Nickelback – Dark Horse
4.   Soundtrack – Twilight
5.   Soundtrack – Hannah Montana: The Movie
6.   Britney Spears – Circus
7.   Kanye West – 808’s and Heartbreak
8.   Lady Gaga – The Fame
9.   Eminem – Relapse
10. The Black Eyed Peas – The E.N.D.

“The first of two singles that would keep The Black Eyed Peas on the top of the Hot 100 charts for over half a year.  The single was downloaded over 4.2 million times and topped the charts in 9 countries”

Top 10 Singles:

1.   The Black Eyed Peas – Boom Boom Pow
2.   Lady Gaga – Poker Face
3.   Lady Gaga feat. Colby O’Donis – Just Dance
4.   Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
5.   Taylor Swift – Love Story
6.   Flo Rida – Right Round
7.   Jason Mraz – I’m Yours
8.   Beyonce – Single Ladies
9.   Kanye West – Heartless
10. The All-American Rejects – Gives You Hell