18 February 2017 Comments Off on All About Musical Artist

All About Musical Artist

Lady Gaga has recently made headline after her spectacular performance in Super Bowl 51 Halftime Show earlier this February. She brought a nostalgia through a medley of her most popular songs in her career, featuring singles from her first ever album ‘The Fame’ and her latest, ‘Joanne’.Born March 28, 1986, Lady Gaga (or originally named Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta) made a breakthrough in American music industry with her debut album ‘The Fame’ in 2008.It brought her both commercial and critical success. Her lead single, ‘Just Dance’, in the album delivered an electronic and dance nuance, very much likely inspired by music legends like Madonna, Queen, and David Bowie.Although her early years in music are accompanied with lots of record-breaking accolades, people in the entire world mostly know her for her unusual, rather unorthodox fashion style. For example, in 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, she wore a dress made out of raw beef while performing her singles.

This brings worldwide controversy, especially from the animal rights organizations. Not only from her fashion style, she also made controversy from her music and music videos, which usually relate to certain religious groups or cults—like in the music video for her song ‘Judas’, in which she appeared to be Mary Magdalene, one of the most sacred characters in the Catholic religion.However, she proves to be the most persisting and multi-talented figure in the entertainment industry. Not only in music, she also tries acting by performing a role in ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’, a television series in America. Her acting performances gain critical appraisers, and she also won a Golden Globe for her performance.After performing a duet with Metallica at the 2017 Grammy Awards on February 2017, she recently announced a tour for her latest album ‘Joanne’. Her latest single, ‘John Wayne’, from the album ‘Joanne’ was recently made for a music video, gaining a million views in its first days of release.

18 February 2017 Comments Off on Top Three Musical Artists Turned Actors

Top Three Musical Artists Turned Actors

The entertainment world is a boundary-less world. Involvement in entertainment industry usually takes not just single, but multiple talents; that is why we often see some musical artists who suddenly turn to acting. Or the opposite, many actors have suddenly tried their luck in music. Some of them are successful, but some are not. Here are three of the top (female!) musical artists who turned to acting, both for film and television series.

Beyonce

Have been becoming one of the most popular musical artists in the world, Beyonce had some credits in acting for a feature film in her career. She has been performing some acting roles for films like ‘The Pink Panther’ in 2006 and ‘Cadillac Records’ in 2008. But, her acting performance was mostly notable for her role as a singing trio member in ‘Dreamgirls’ in 2006. For the role, she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by Actress in Comedy or Musical.

Lady Gaga

Best known for her controversies and weird fashion style, Lady Gaga’s first on-screen role was in ‘Machete Kills’ in the year 2013. She also featured her single ‘Aura’ from her album ‘Artpop’ in the film’s trailer. But, her most notable acting performance was in ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’, in which she performed as one of the villains in the television series. For her role in it, she won a Golden Globe award for Best Performance by An Actress in a Limited Series in the year 2016.

Madonna

The veteran pop artist has been widely known in the entertainment industry, not only in music but also in the film. She landed a role as Eva Peron in the film ‘Evita’ in 1996. In the film, she acted against Antonio Banderas. The film gained her a win as Best Performance by Actress in Comedy or Musical in Golden Globe awards 1997.

 

18 February 2017 Comments Off on Want To Know More About Musical Artist

Want To Know More About Musical Artist

Born December 13, 1989, Taylor Allison Swift—or best known as Taylor Swift—is a singer and songwriter from the United States. Starting as a country singer, Taylor Swift is now emerging as one of the most famous pop artists, not only in America but also the world. For the past years, she has been known for writing and performing pop songs, which ambiguously reflect her own private life.Taylor Swift’s debut album, also titled ‘Taylor Swift’, was released in 2006 and marked her first ever position in Billboard 200 chart. She continued her success with her second album, ‘Fearless’, which featured popular pop-country crossover songs like ‘Love Story’ and ‘You Belong With Me’ (mostly performed by Taylor Swift playing guitar). ‘Fearless’ has also won her four Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year.After gaining success for blending pop and country, she continued her pursuit to shift to the pop genre with her third and fourth albums, titled ‘Speak Now’ and ‘Red’.

In her fifth album, ‘1989’, which was released in 2014, Taylor Swift has firmly repositioned herself as a pop star,  with a ground-breaking and character-redefining songs like ‘Bad Blood’, ‘Blank Space’, and ‘Shake It Off’. These songs have also been accompanied by the release of some music videos that feature other female pop stars like Selena Gomez, Ellie Goulding, and Hailee Steinfeld.Throughout her career, Taylor Swift has swept total four Grammy Awards and nineteen American Music Awards. All of her albums combined have been sold more than 4 million copies in the United States only.Not only for her accolades, Taylor Swift is also known for her controversy. She has pulled all of her songs from the biggest music streaming service, Spotify, due to trademark infringements. She is also known widely for her short-spanning love life, while the internet broke out accusing her as a playgirl for having a total 8 male artists or actors as her ex-boyfriend so far.

18 February 2017 Comments Off on Musical Artist-The Fame Of Beyonce

Musical Artist-The Fame Of Beyonce

Beyonce Giselle Knowles-Carter, or best known as Beyonce, has recently break Instagram records for the most liked photos of all time after she posted a photo of her pregnancy with twins. Wife to musician JayZ and mother to Blue Ivy Carter, Beyonce was named the world’s most beautiful woman by People magazine in 2011. Now she is currently on tour, promoting her latest widely-acclaimed music album, ‘Lemonade’.Beyonce’s fame was first started when she becomes the lead singer of R&B group Destiny’s Child. Although receiving positive acclaimed and commercial success, the group was disbanded in 2006. At that time Beyonce has already had a solo album ‘Dangerously in Love’ in 2003, so Beyonce’s persona as a solo artist had been widely known.During her career, she’s been earning many accolades for her many record-breaking singles like ‘Crazy in Love’, ‘Déjà vu’, ‘Irreplaceable’, and ‘Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)’. She had already sold more than 100 million records (not including her singles with Destiny’s Child), putting her as one of the best-selling music performers of all time.

After her marriage with music artist and producer Jay-Z in 2008, Beyonce gave birth to a daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, in 2012. Although their wedding and marriage has been closed very privately, Beyonce and Jay-Z has already started to be more open about their family life, especially after the birth of Blue Ivy.Beyonce has been named Person of the Year six times by TIME Magazine. Throughout her career, Beyonce had already 22 Grammy Awards—the most ever received by a woman—whose the last belongs to her win in 2017 Grammy Awards in February. She has been considered a modern-day feminist, supporting strong messages about feminism in her songs with the support of her collaborator, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.