Tuesday, December 18, 2012

VH1 Divas 2012

  It´s been 14 years since VH1 premiered thefirst annual VH1 Diva’s concert in 1998. The purpose was to support the channel’s ‘Save the music foundation’ by bringing together on the same stage some of the world´s biggest female artists in history.

 The latest edition was aired live from Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on December 16, 2012, and it featured some of the biggest stars to celebrate two of the greatest Divas that the world lost this year: Whitney Houston and Donna Summer.

 The all-star lineup included Kelly Rowland, Demi Lovato, Miley Cirus, Jordin Sparks, Kelly Clarkson, Keri Hilson, Natasha Bedingfield, Pitbull and Adam Lambert among others.

 Along with the performances, the biggest moments of the night were those that featured the new generation of divas paying homage to those who inspired them such as Whitney Houston and Donna Summer as well as the still successfull Madonna and Debbie Harry.

Did you watch?

Friday, December 14, 2012

First Watch: I Knew You Were Trouble - Taylor Swift

 Taylor Swift has released the music video for her next single, I Knew You Were Trouble, and she´s definitely trying something different this time.

 The music video shows a darker side of Swift, as she tackles on the role of a girl who falls in love with a troublemaker boyfriend (Reeve Carney from "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark"). 

 Watch it above!


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Golden Globe 2013 Nominations

 The 2013 Golden Globe nominations have been announced today and as usual, there were a few surprises here and there such as the film “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”.

 Spielberg´s "Lincoln" tops the nominations with seven nominations including best picture, followed closely by “Les Misérables ” “Argo,” “Django Unchained,” and “Silver Linings Playbook.”

 The 70th Golden Globes ceremony will be held on Sunday,  Jan. 13, 2013 and will be Co-hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

Check out the full list of nominees below!



Best Picture, Drama:
“Django Unchained”
“Life of Pi”
“Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Picture, Musical or Comedy:
“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
“Les Misérables”
“Moonrise Kindgom”
“Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”
“Silver Linings Playbook”

Best Director:
Ben Affleck, “Argo”
Kathryn Bigelow, “Zero Dark Thirty”
Ang Lee, “Life of Pi”
Steven Spielberg, “Lincoln”
Quentin Tarantino, “Django Unchained”

Best Actress, Drama:
Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”
Marion Cotillard, “Rust and Bone”
Helen Mirren, “Hitchcock”
Naomi Watts, “The Impossible”
Rachel Weisz, “The Deep Blue Sea”

Best Actor, Drama:
Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”
Richard Gere, “Arbitrage”
John Hawkes, “The Sessions”
Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master”
Denzel Washington, “Flight”

Best Actor, Musical or Comedy:
Jack Black, “Bernie”
Bradley Cooper, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Hugh Jackman, “Les Misérables ”
Ewan MCGregor, “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”
Bill Murray, “Hyde Park on Hudson”

Best Actress, Musical or Comedy:
Emily Blunt, “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”
Judi Dench, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Maggie Smith, “Quartet”
Meryl Streep, “Hope Springs”

Best Supporting Actress:
Amy Adams, “The Master”
Sally Field, “Lincoln”
Anne Hathaway, “Les Misérables”
Helen Hunt, “The Sessions”
Nicole Kidman, “The Paperboy”

Best Supporting Actor:
Alan Arkin, “Argo”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “Django Unchained”
Philip Seymour Hoffman, “The Master”
Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln”
Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained”

Best Screenplay:
Mark Boal, “Zero Dark Thirty”
Tony Kushner, “Lincoln”
David O. Russell, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Quentin Tarantino, “Django Unchained”
Chris Terrio, “Argo”

Best Original Score:
Dario Marianelli, “Anna Karenina”
Alexandre Desplat, “Argo”
Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimet & Reinhold Heil, “Cloud Atlas”
Michael Danna, “Life of Pi”
John Williams, “Lincoln”

Best Original Song:
“For You” from “Act of Valor”
“Not Running Anymore” from “Stand Up Guys”
“Safe and Sound” from “The Hunger Games”
“Suddenly” from “Les Misérables”
“Skyfall” from “Skyfall”

Best Foreign Language Film:
“A Royal Affair”
“The Intouchables”
“Rust and Bone”

Best Animated Feature:
“Rise of the Guardians”
“Hotel Transylvania”
“Wreck-It Ralph”

Cecil B. DeMille Award:
Jodie Foster


Best Television Comedy or Musical:
“The Big Bang Theory”
“Modern Family”

Best Television Drama:
“Breaking Bad”
“Boardwalk Empire”
“Downton Abbey”
“The Newsroom”

Best Miniseries or Television Movie:
“Game Change”
“The Girl”
“Hatfields & McCoys”
“The Hour”
“Political Animals”

Best Actress, Television Drama:
Connie Britton, “Nashville”
Glenn Close, “Damages”
Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey”
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”

Best Actor, Television Drama:
Best Actor, TV Drama Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Damian Lewis, “Homeland”

Best Actress, Television Comedy Or Musical:
Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl”
Lena Dunham, “Girls”
Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Amy Poehler, “Parks And Recreation”

Best Actor, Television Comedy Or Musical:
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”
Louis C.K., “Louis”
Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”

Best Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television:
Nicole Kidman, “Hemingway and Gellhorn”
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Asylum”
Sienna Miller, “The Girl”
Julianne Moore, “Game Change”
Sigourney Weaver, “Political Animals”

Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television:
Kevin Costner, “Hatfields and McCoys”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock”
Woody Harrelson, “Game Change”
Toby Jones, “The Girl”
Clive Owen, “Hemingway and Gellhorn”

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television:
Hayden Panettiere, “Nashville”
Archie Panjabi, “The Good Wife”
Sarah Paulson, “Game Change”
Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television:
Max Greenfield, “New Girl”
Ed Harris, “Game Change”
Danny Huston, “Magic City”
Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland”
Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family”

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Tune of the Week: We Both Know - Colbie Caillat Feat. Gavin DeGraw

Our latest Tune of the Week is performed by two of our favorite singer songwriters, Gavin DeGraw and Colbie Caillat.

 The duo have been touring together during this year and their chemistry has resulted in writing a song called We Both Know which they have provided  as the soundtrack to the upcoming film Safe Haven, which opens on February 2013 in the US.

 Both artists are not new when performing for soundtracks as Caillat had previosly wrote a song for 2010's Letters to Juliet, while DeGraw provided music for 2006´s Tristan & Isolda as well as the CW´s One Tree Hill.

Caillat recently described the track to Rolling Stone:

"It's about a relationship and having to take space from each other, but learning about yourself and the relationship. It's a beautiful ballad."

 Both artists also duet on Caillat´s recent Christmas album and feel very comfortable working with each other.

"We were touring together, so we were already starting to write songs together," Caillat says.

Listen to We Both Know below!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

"Man of Steel" New Trailer

 Next summer, the world is finally going to meet the new Superman on Zack Snyder´s anticipated film Man of Steel.

 A new trailer has emerged and it looks simply astonishing. The visuals look amazing , Henry Cavill seems convincing and the Superman mithology seems untouched but with a rather realistic touch.

 Watch the new trailer above!

 Man of Steel takes flight on June 14.

 Will you be checking it out?

Friday, December 7, 2012

Pink Covers Alicia Keys "Girl On Fire"

 Pink recently visited BBC´s Live Lounge‘to present her new single "Try", and took the opportunity to do a rock cover of "Girl on Fire", Alicia Keys most recent hit.

 Not only do they share their first name (Pink´s real name is Alecia Beth Moore) but they both have similar voice range as well.

 Watch her cover the song above!


2013 Grammy Awards Nominations

 Like every year, the 55th Grammy Awards Nominations are now in and we can find out which artists have released the best new music according to the industry.

 This year, The Black Keys, Fun, Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean and Jack White all lead with six nominations each.

 The live ceremony will air on Sunday (February 10) from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

 Check out the list of nominees below!

Album of the Year
El Camino – The Black Keys
Some Nights – fun.
Babel – Mumford & Sons
Channel Orange – Frank Ocean
Blunderbuss – Jack White

Record of the Year
“Lonely Boy” – The Black Keys
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”- Kelly Clarkson
“We Are Young” – fun. featuring Janelle Monáe
“Somebody That I Used to Know” – Gotye featuring Kimbra
“Thinkin Bout You” – Frank Ocean
“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” – Taylor Swift

Song of the Year
“The A Team” – Ed Sheeran
“Adorn” – Miguel
“Call Me Maybe” – Carly Rae Jepsen
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” – Kelly Clarkson
“We Are Young” – fun. featuring Janelle Monáe

Best New Artist
Hunter Hayes
Frank Ocean
Alabama Shakes
The Lumineers

Best R&B Performance
“Thank You” – Estelle
“Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.)” – Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Ledisi
“I Want You” – Luke James
“Adorn” – Miguel
“Climax” – Usher

Best Traditional R&B Performance
“Lately” – Anita Baker
“Love On Top” – Beyoncé
“Wrong Side Of A Love Song” – Melanie Fiona
“Real Good Hands” – Gregory Porter
Track from: Be Good
“If Only You Knew” – SWV
Best R&B Song
“Adorn” – Miguel
“Beautiful Surprise” – Tamia
“Heart Attack” – Trey Songz
“Pray For Me” – Anthony Hamilton
“Refill” – Elle Varner

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Fortune – Chris Brown
Kaleidoscope Dream – Miguel
Channel Orange – Frank Ocean

Best R&B Album
Black Radio – Robert Glasper Experiment
Back To Love – Anthony Hamilton
Write Me Back – R. Kelly
Beautiful Surprise – Tamia
Open Invitation – Tyrese

Best Rap Performance
“HYFR (Hell Ya F***ing Right)” – Drake featuring Lil’ Wayne
“N****s In Paris” – Jay-Z & Kanye West
“Daughters” – Nas
“Mercy” – Kanye West featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz
“I Do” – Young Jeezy featuring Jay-Z & André 3000

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
“Wild Ones” – Flo Rida Featuring Sia
“No Church In The Wild” – Jay-Z & Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean & The-Dream
“Tonight (Best You Ever Had)” – John Legend featuring Ludacris
“Cherry Wine” – Nas featuring Amy Winehouse
“Talk That Talk” – Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z

Best Rap Song
“Daughters” – Nas
“Lotus Flower Bomb” – Wale featuring Miguel
“Mercy” – Kanye West featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz)
“The Motto” – Drake featuring Lil Wayne
“N****s In Paris” – Jay-Z & Kanye West
“Young, Wild & Free” – Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa featuring Bruno Mars

Best Rap Album
Take Care – Drake
Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1 – Lupe Fiasco
Life Is Good – Nas
Undun – The Roots
God Forgives, I Don’t – Rick Ross
Based On A T.R.U. Story – 2 Chainz

Best Pop Solo Performance
“Set Fire To The Rain [Live]” – Adele
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” – Kelly Clarkson
“Call Me Maybe” – Carly Rae Jepsen
“Wide Awake” – Katy Perry
“Where Have You Been” – Rihanna

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Shake It Out” – Florence & The Machine
“We Are Young” – Fun. featuring Janelle Monáe
“Somebody That I Used To Know” – Gotye featuring Kimbra
“Sexy And I Know It” – LMFAO
“Payphone” – Maroon 5 & Wiz Khalifa

Best Pop Vocal Album
Stronger – Kelly Clarkson
Ceremonials – Florence + the Machine
Some Nights – Fun.
Overexposed – Maroon 5
The Truth About Love – Pink

Best Dance Recording
“Levels” – Avicii
“Let’s Go” – Calvin Harris featuring Ne-Yo
“Bangarang” – Skrillex featuring Sirah
“Don’t You Worry Child” – Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin
“I Can’t Live Without You” – Al Walser

Best Country Solo Performance
“Home” – Dierks Bentley
“Springsteen” – Eric Church
“Cost of Livin’” – Ronnie Dunn
“Wanted” – Hunter Hayes
“Over” – Blake Shelton
“Blown Away” – Carrie Underwood

Best Country Song
“Blown Away” – Carrie Underwood
“Cost of Livin’” – Ronnie Dunn
“Even If It Breaks Your Heart” – Eli Young Band
“So You Don’t Have To Love Me Anymore” – Alan Jackson
“Springsteen” – Eric Church

Best Country Album
Uncaged – Zac Brown Band
Hunter Hayes – Hunter Hayes
Living For A Song: A Tribute To Hank Cochran – Jamey Johnson
Four The Record – Miranda Lambert
The Time Jumpers – The Time Jumpers

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
Dan Auerbach
Jeff Bhasker
Markus Dravs
Salaam Remi

Best Short Form Music Video
“Houdini” – Foster The People
“No Church In The Wild” – Jay-Z & Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean & The-Dream
“Bad Girls” – M.I.A
“We Found Love” – Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris
“Run Boy Run” – Woodkid

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Bruno Mars, Rihanna & Justin Bieber Perform at Victoria´s Secret Fashion Show

 Every year, the world´s hottest top models walk the runway in lingerie while some of the world´s top performers provide the soundtrack at the Victoria´s Secret Fashion Show.

 At this year´s event, Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Bruno Mars were among those performers who made it a memorable night.

Rihanna - Diamonds

 Rihanna - Phresh Out the Runway

Rihanna appeared onstage with a black gown and a pearl necklace to sing her hit "Diamonds" and "Phresh Out the Runway".

Justin Bieber - Beauty & the Beat

Justin Bieber - As Long As You Love Me

 Justin Bieber performed "As long as you love me" and "Beauty and the beat" all dressed in white, while superstar Bruno Mars took the ocassion to serenade the models with "Young Girls" and his latest hit, "Locked out of Heaven".

 Bruno Mars - Young Girls

Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven

Monday, December 3, 2012

First Listen: When I Was Your Man - Bruno Mars

 Once again, Bruno Mars took his Twitter to announce a new promotional single (the last one before his second studio album comes out this month) titled When I Was Your Man

Mars wrote:

“Soon you guys will hear a song I wrote called ‘When I Was Your Man’ I’ve never been this nervous. Can’t explain it.”

 Bruno´s track has once again captivated our hearts, as it is a piano-driven ballad where he reminisces of a love he once had but is now longing for. 

 Mars sweet and powerful vocals once again do the trick and we´re hooked on another amazing song.

 Listen to it below!

Unorthodox Jukebox comes out on December 11.

First Watch: Soldier - Gavin DeGraw

 Gavin DeGraw has premiered the brand new music video for Soldier, the third single taken from his fourth studio album titled Sweeter.

 The video is inspirational and pays homage to people of Nashville (where it was shot) who have accomplished heroic achievements. 

 Watch it above!