Katy Perry made history yesterday! Tying Michael Jackson’s record for #1 singles off of one album. Perry is only the second artist to do so…and obviously the 1st female! After the news broke she tweeted:
“What a way to wake up! SO proud to announce that the little-engine-that-could of a song ‘LAST FRIDAY NIGHT’ is officially #1 & made HISTORY!
I am so proud of her as an artist and as a woman! Her first single didn’t exactly seem like it was setting her up for success, but she knew what she was doing. She is at the top now, beating out Gaga & Justin Timberlake who each had 4 #1 singles off their albums “Fame” and “FutureSex/LoveSounds”.
AND….Katy breaks another record this week with her extension on the Top 10 chart. This week is her 66th week of being on the Top 10! She is the first artist in 5 decades to do so! This is a woman that has set the bar for all female artists that follow. She is one that is NOT afraid to display her sexuality and be a woman…in front of the entire world. She totally deserves it!
Exactly one week ago the most anticipated album of the year was released. Not a track had leaked before 12 a.m on August 8th, and the release of the single ‘Otis’ had only left fans more anxious.
Upon the first listen I was a little lost, and overwhelmed. I had been looking forward to this album so much that when I actually listened to it I was too excited to think! I didn’t even want to write about the album until I was sure I had a firm grip on all that it meant to me. Music touches every individual very differently. This album is about more than pride. It is about two music greats coming together to make what most of the world has forgotten about…music with meaning. They put thought into EVERY lyric, every featured artist, and every song title. Do yourself a favor… listen to it alone at least once. Just vibe to it and appreciate it.
1. Murder to Excellence
4.Made in America
5. N*ggas in Paris.
Sunday morning, praise the Lord. You’re the girl that Jesus been saving me for, So lets savor this moment and take it to the floor.- Murder to Excellence
Street justice, I pray God understand us. I pledge allegiance to all the scramblers. This is the Star Spangled Banner.- Made in America
Luxury rap. The Hermes of verses.- Otis
Download the latest mix by Power 106’s Disko Drew here. I Just Wanna Dance Volume 2 is an awesome mix of house, dance, and electro. It’s going to be your new favorite workout mix, or your “getting ready to go out” mix, trust me!
Amy Winehouse, 27 was found dead in her London flat today. The cause of death has not been stated, but I’m sure most of us can assume it was substance abuse. It is terrible that nobody is surprised by her early passing, but it does not make it any less tragic. Amy Winehouse did things different in music, and that is something that does not happen very often. She had such a unique talent, her voice was completely different then anyone of our time. I genuinely appreciate what she gave this world, great music. Rest in Peace Amy Winehouse.
Latest Video: Single off her soon to be released album The MF Life, “Gone and Never Coming Back.”
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One thing you will learn about me…is I appreciate Coldplay…a little obsessed probably. Incase you did not know they will be in L.A SOON! August 3rd to be exact for a Grammy Foundation Benefit show. All proceeds will go to the Grammy Foundation’s Grammy in the Schools for High School students, whose motto is “Make Your Future Be Music.” Tickets are said to range from $45-$165. Pre-sale was this morning, but they go on sale FRIDAY at 10 a.m. If your not able to see them this time around, don’t worry! They will also be at the iHeart Radio Music Festival at the MGM in Vegas September 23rd. The festival is 2 days long Sept 23-24 and will also include The Black Eyed Peas, John Mayer, J.Lo, and Gaga.