Monthly Archives: August 2010

Album Art Spotlight : Bruno Mars “Doo-Wops & Hooligans”

Here’s the official cover art of Bruno Mars’ his very own debut album “Doo-Wops & Hooligans”. The album includes  his debut smash hit “Just The Way You Are”, which I and many others are loving at the moment… Hopefully his album will live up to the excellence Bruno has produced to date! I’m really digging his cover art of the album.

It’s fresh, original and fun!!I’m finding it hard to not like anything Bruno does these days! His music , style is a breath of fresh air!

Currently his leadsingle is #9 in the Billboard Hot 100.Nice top 10 hit for a debut.. Not bad ey? And im sure it will carry on rising!

“Doo-Wops & Hooligans” 5 October 2010…. Bruno is currently on the promo trail and is expected to be in London this week!!


Bruno Mars Album News & Live Performance…

Bruno Mars’ debut album “Doo – Wops & Hooligans” is set to hit shelves and online Tuesday, October 5th

Elektra recording artist Bruno Mars has announced the release of his hugely anticipated debut album. Doo-Wops & Hooligans, which includes the smash single, “Just The Way You Are.” The album arrives in stores and at all online retailers on October 5.
Pre-orders for Doo-Wops & Hooligan will begin on Tuesday, August 31 at Bruno’s just-launched A variety of pre-order options will be on offer, with such extras as an exclusive t-shirt and a limited edition screenprinted poster, autographed and hand-numbered by Mars himself. What’s more, Bruno will personally be taking 500 individual photos, to be included in the first 500 pre-orders. Squeal if you <3 Bruno.

Rap Up reports that the album will be a mix of genres, including reggae, folk and ’50s pop. The LP also features production by the Smeezingtons, a trio of songwriters who have recently worked with the Sugababes and Travie McCoy.The debut single ‘Just The Way You Are’, has already soared into the US singles chart at number nine a week after its release. The video for the track is due to premiere in September.

Below is the recent live performance of his upcoming debut release “Just The Way You Are”!!!

Bruno Mars will also tour supporting Maroon 5 and Onerepublic, as well as Travie McCoy.

Supporting Maroon 5 & One Republic*
Supporting Travie McCoy**

6 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl *
8 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre *
10 Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre *
12 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome *
14 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center *
15 Sacramento, CA ARCO Arena *
16 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena *
18 Birmingham, England Academy 2 **
21 Oxford, England Academy 2 **
22 Manchester, England Academy 3 **
23 Glasgow, Scotland G2 **
25 London, England KCLSU **
26 Cologne, Germany Gebaude 9 **
27 Berlin, Germany Magnet **
28 Amsterdam, Netherlands Melkweg **
29 Copenhagen, Denmark Rust **
30 Stockholm, Sweden Göta Källar **

1 Hamburg, Germany Beatlemania **
2 Stuttgart, Germany Kellerclub **
3 Paris, France Nouveau Casino **

Robbie Williams & Gary Barlow – Shame

The big news in the pop world is the reunion of Take That fellows, Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow. Here they are in a video for their joint track “Shame”. This is their first on-screen reunion since Williams left Take That fifteen years ago.

Directed by Vaughan Arnell it has a tongue in cheek Brokeback Mountain vibe.

Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow will perform together at the Help For Heroes charity concert in London next month.

Williams, who is due to headline the event, will perform his new duet with Barlow, entitled ‘Shame’.

“It’s great that people love ‘Shame’ so much and we can’t wait to perform it live for the first time at the Help For Heroes show,” Williams and Barlow said.

“We hope everyone supports Help for Heroes as much as possible – it’s a great bill and we are thrilled to be a part of it”

‘Shame’ is taken from the singer’s forthcoming 39-song greatest hits collection, ‘In And Out Of Consciousness – The Greatest Hits 1990 – 2010’.

Olly Murs performs his Debut single “Please Don’t Let Me Go” on GMTV!

X Factor runner-up Olly Murs has been on the promo trail this past week in preparation for his upcoming single release of “Please Don’t Let Me Go”!

He stopped by GMTV this morning for an interview and a performance of the debut single itself!

I’m interested to see how the track will fare next week? Will Olly be able to create enough sales to mount a serious bid for a number one?!

Who knows eh? I’m backing him though!!

Follow Olly on twitter to keep yourself updated with his progress!

The video to Talay Riley’s Debut Single “Humanoid” is here!”

20-year-old urban pop artist Talay Riley will release his debut single ‘Humanoid’ on 4th October through Jive Records. The video has just been premiered exclusively by SBTV! You can check the video out below!

A year ago, Talay had his first UK #1 single with Chipmunk’s ‘Oopsy Daisy’, a song he wrote, following it with a UK Top 10 as a featured artist and co-writer on Chipmunk’s ‘Look For Me’. Impressive start to his music career.

After being signed up by a record company following that success Talay is finally ready to unleash his Debut single ‘Humanoid’onto us. Its a perfect taster of what is to come from Talay Riley. It is a dark and edgy urban pop track that merges robotic beats, cutting edge production and a killer chorus to create a song that is instant and exciting. With a surprisingly big American sound for such a young UK artist, it is already causing a buzz online from LA to the UK.

Having already toured with N-Dubz earlier this year along with performances at Wireless festival, on a line-up with the likes of Jay-Z and Chase & Status, and the Underage Festival, Talay has started out on his own headline dates across the UK. His debut album is expected to be released in early 2011 and he is currently working in the studio in the UK and LA with a host of producers including Inflo 1st (The Saturdays, One Republic), Harmony aka H-Money (a member of Darkchild Productions in LA responsible for Lady Gaga’s ‘Telephone’ amongst others) and Rodney Jerkins. Expect to hear the name “Talay Riley” lots more for sure on this website! Humanoid’ is an exciting taster of whats to come from this UK artist!! Definitely an exciting time for UK R&B with the likes of Talay Riley , Loick Essien & Labrinth stepping into the spotlight!!!!

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Follow Talay on twitter :  @TalayRiley

Check out the Q&A i done recently with the man himself – HERE!

A Cover of “Pokerface” from X Factor 2009 Contestant Lucie Jones!!

Lucie Jones a contestant on last year’s series of the X Factor has set up her own You Tube channel as she seeks to cover popular song for her fans! She uploaded her first video today which is a cover of Lady Gaga’s hit “Pokerface”. I like how she manages to put her own twist and style on the song! Nice effort from the Welsh star!

Check her out in the clip below which was filmed at V Festival!!

Brand New Pixie Lott Single – Broken Arrow”

Pixie Lott is re-releasing her multi-platinum debut album ‘Turn It Up‘, and with it comes a brand new single entitled ‘Broken Arrow‘.

It’s a big ballad which shows a more mature side to the teenager, I’m preeettty sure her fans will love this track!!

The track was co-written by Ruth-Anne Cunningham (Katharine McPhee, Leona Lewis) and produced by Toby Gad (Natasha Bedingfield, Jessica Jarrell).

It was debuted recently on Scott Mills Radio 1 Show!!

It’s a bit of a pop smash waiting to happen i think!!!

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Q&A With Talay Riley!

Talay Riley is stepping into the limelight and is ready to unleash his debut single “Humanoid”, Humanoid will be released on the 10th October! The track has already had a good response amongst fans and with radio airplay. Check out this lil interview with the man himself!

Hi Talay, How are you today?
I’m very good thank you!

Firstly your upcoming debut single recently had its first play on Radio 1 Xtra, how did that feel for you personally?
It was an incredible feeling for me, I actually missed it as I was in the studio so I listened to it online on Ras Kwame’s show but I’ve been waiting to hear my songs on the radio for a long time! I thought it sounded great. Hopefully this is the start of great beginnings!

What has the reaction been like to the song?
Yes I have had a lot of positive comments from fans on Facebook & Twitter who are eager for the song to be released! I’ve just shot the video so I can’t wait for the reaction that!

Can you tell us a bit about the single and why you chose this to launch your career?
For me I think its important for an artist to come with something fresh and different! Out of all the songs on my album I think Humanoid is the most original! It’s also quite left field and an unexpected choice but still keeps its relevance!

You’ve worked with some impressive acts to date, who have you been working with for the production of your album and how is that going?
I’ve actually only worked with 3 producers for the album , mainly 2! I’ve worked with a producer called Harmony who produced Chipmunk’s Look For Me! & also a guy called Inflo. They basically done half of the album each!

Does the album have a release date yet?
If it does I don’t know about it (laughs) , I’m just concentrating on the single release at the moment!

As cliché as it sounds, many feel you are the UK’s next big artist? Do you feel you can live up to that?
Really? I definitely feel can I live up to that! I’ve been working very hard on this, There isn’t many people in the UK who are like me so I’m quite happy to have been given this chance to show my music properly! There’s a lot of talent coming through so It’s an exciting time for UK music!

How do you feel you can differ from R&B acts all around the world..? What makes your music stand out from the rest?!
R&B is obviously a strong influence of mine but it’s not the only one! I’m inspired by country , indie and electro music. Those influences which are quite heavy in my album will be the definitive factor in my bid to stand out from the rest!

What’s the goal for your music for the next couple of years? The main goal is to be established as a GREAT ARTIST , someone who is here to stay and not a one hit wonder. I want to be someone who’s got the songs , who can write the songs and be someone who actually has something to say and prove! I want to change people’s moods – Make people feel better when they’re sad , sad when they’re happy etc!

Where do you see yourself this time next year ?!
I don’t really want to limit myself. Wherever my hard work takes me!

So is there any TV shows , Newspapers or Awards shows you’d like to be featured on at all?
I would definitely love to see myself performing at a big Awards show doing a crazy performance of “Humanoid” I think that would be a great achievement! Maybe the Brits or the Mobos!

Last but not least I would like to wish you all the success in the world for your debut single “Humanoid”. What’s your expectations for the track itself?
Thank you very much! I just really want to impact the UK and internationally. A number one would be lovely! As long as people know there is a new guy in town “Talay Riley”, as long as that happens I will be happy!!!

Big thanks to Talay Riley for taking the time out to answer these questions! Its much appreciated!!!” Check out Talay on the links below!

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Jessie J – Who You Are – Step Up 3D Clip!!

Its official , Jessie J’s voice is so amazing it gives me goosebumps listening to her. Check out this clip of her track in the movie Step Up 3D! It’s just a short taster of the track, the song will be featured on Jessie J’s debut album expected later this year/start of next year! You have to check out this clip! I so badly want the full song version for this track!

Check it out below! More music from Jessie J coming soon! Her debut single is set for a release soon in the coming months!

Greetings From Bruno Mars [Video]

Singer/songwriter/producer Bruno Mars burst on the scene this year with his chart-topping collaborations with Travie McCoy and B.o.B. Mars’ debut album is set for release this fall, and his current single, “Just The Way You Are,” is out now. Bruno is very much the man of the moment right now! Check the below video out!!

Black Biscuit – We’re Fly (Official Video)

The Official Video for Urban Duo Black Biscuit’s New Single Were Fly Featuring Lauryn!

This video was sponsored by Trikki Clothing & Fly Force.

For more info on Black Biscuit check the links below!

Chart News : Roll Deep debut at No.1 in singles chart!

Roll Deep have emerged the victors of a close chart battle with Eminem & Rihanna for this week’s number one single.

‘Green Light’ is the London-based grime collective’s second track to reach the top of the UK charts, after their previous release ‘Good Times’ achieved the same feat back in April.

‘Love The Way You Lie’, meanwhile, remains at two for a second consecutive week, despite initially outselling Roll Deep in the midweek charts.

Last week’s number one, ‘Club Can’t Handle Me’ by Flo Rida and David Guetta, slides two spots to three, with another former chart-topper, Ne-Yo’s ‘Beautiful Monster’, right behind them at five.

The Saturdays, who were once on course to top the charts with ‘Missing You’, settle into the lower half of the top 10 this week after falling four places from three to seven.

Elsewhere in the chart, Chase & Status rack up the second-highest new entry of the week with ‘Let You Go’ landing at 11, while Inna’s ‘Amazing’ is another high-charting new arrival at 14.

Just behind them is Tinchy Stryder’s ‘In My System’, which falls out of the top 10 on its second week of release, plummeting six spots to 16.

The top 10 in full:

1. (-) Roll Deep: ‘Green Light’
(2) Eminem & Rihanna: ‘Love The Way You Lie’
(1) Flo Rida ft. David Guetta: ‘Club Can’t Handle Me’
(4) Yolanda Be Cool & D Cup: ‘We No Speak Americano’
(5) Ne-Yo: ‘Beautiful Monster’
(6) Travie McCoy ft. Bruno Mars: ‘Billionaire’
(3) The Saturdays: ‘Missing You’
(7) B.o.B ft. Hayley Williams: ‘Airplanes’
(9) Eliza Doolittle: ‘Pack Up’
(8) The Wanted: ‘All Time Low’

Source: Official Charts Company