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Album of the Day: Chris Brown x Tyga – Fan of a Fan: The Album (Deluxe Edition)

Chris Brown dan rapper Tyga berkolaborasi tidak hanya dalam lagu, tapi sekaligus dalam sebuah album yang bertajuk “Fan of a Fan: The Album“. Menarik bagaimana Brown yang sudah berkarir sepanjang satu dekade ini selalu aktif dalam merilis album, termasuk juga dengan proyek kolaborasi seperti ini. Sedang Tyga pun merupakan salah satu rapper muda yang tak kalah aktifnya, semenjak merilis album debutnya di tahun 2008. Perpaduan dua nama yang bisa dikatakan mewakili semangat muda skena RnB dan hip hop ini tentu saja menarik perhatian untuk dicermati. Single perdana dari album kolaborasi mereka ini adalah sebuah pop RnB dan hip hop berjudul ‘Ayo’.

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Album of the Day: Blue – Colours

Pertanyaan saya ketika Blue menampilkan gaya musik baru dalam album studio terbaru mereka, “Colours” di Maret 2015 ini adalah: are they showing their real colours? Kalau memang ya, butuh waktu yang cukup panjang dan jumlah album yang tidak sedikit untuk menemukan keberanian tersebut. Tapi, jawabannya sudah barang tentu tidak. Warna asli mereka sudah ditampilkan sejak Day 1. Dengan ‘All Rise’ saja, aksi pop mereka sudah banyak dicemari oleh R&B. Bukan sekedar bercak, karena warna ini nge-blend sempurna dalam sajian menu musik empat pria asal Inggris ini. Dari waktu ke waktu, influens tersebut berkembang, hingga akhirnya datanglah “Colours” yang warna black

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Single of the Day: Florence and The Machine – What Kind of Man

Rasanya tidak percaya jika pengusung baroque pop asal Inggris, Florence and the Machine, butuh empat tahun setelah album “Ceremonials” yang dirilis di tahun 2011, untuk mempersembahkan album terbarunya, “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful”. Tapi Florence Welch, sebagai pentolannya, tentu punya alasan mengapa ia memerlukan waktu selama itu untuk merilis album baru. Mungkin diperlukan waktu yang panjang untuk menggodok materi-materi yang akan menjadi amunisi “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful”. Masih agak lama juga, Juni nanti tepatnya, untuk bisa mendengarkan secara penuh album tesebut, tapi setidaknya kita bisa mencicipi single pertamanya, yaitu ‘What Kind of Man’ yang kembali mempersembahkan vokal power house milik

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Album of the Day: George Ezra – Wanted on Voyage

Folk hidup kembali. Setelah Mumford & Sons memenangkan Grammy semuanya langsung menjadi folk sampai-sampai musisi electro berlomba-lomba untuk menjadi folk. Di Inggris sendiri folk hidup kembali berkat Jake Bugg, Little Green Cars, Dry The River dan George Ezra. George Ezra adalah salah satu penyanyi dari Inggris yang mencoba peruntungannya di dunia folk. Setelah banyak dipuji oleh pecinta musik berkat permainan folk nya yang teduh dan suaranya yang berat dia mengeluarkan album debutnya “Wanted on Voyage” yang sukses meraih empat nominasi Brit Awards 2015 kemarin dan berhadapan dengan Sam Smith di bidang Best Male Solo Artist. Jika Jake Bugg terdengar seperti

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Single of the Day: Ella Henderson – Mirror Man

Satu sukses tak cukup menjadi jaminan bagi seorang artis untuk bertahan hidup di blantika musik. Apalagi jika ia berada di belantara pop, dimana penduduknya lebih padat dengan mobilitas yang tak kondusif. Ella Henderson merupakan nama baru begitu kekar di awal, sejalan dengan single perdananya ‘Ghost’ yang begitu perkasanya di chart. Tapi pasca ‘Ghost’, ia masih minim prestasi. Padahal, musik yang ia pahat dengan singel-single berikutnya; ‘Glow’ dan ‘Yours’ ditawarkan dalam variasi warna musik yang berbeda. Begitu pula dengan ‘Mirror Man‘ ini. Dengannya, Ella mampu menggali soul dari dalam dirinya. Tanpa melupakan peran El Shux dan Laura Pergolizzi yang memback-up Ella

The X Factor USA Top 17 Finalist

Ini dia ke 17 Finalis The X Factor USA!

Top 4 Boys dengan mentor L.A. Reid
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Astro Age: 15.
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY.
Currently Resides: Brooklyn, NY.
Musical influences are Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Lupe Fiasco.
Keep up with Astro at: www.twitter.com/Astronomicalkid (@Astronomicalkid) www.facebook.com/theastronomicalkid

“So far The X Factor experience has been amazing and pretty fun. It definitely makes me feel like a star. Coming here and being the only MC in this competition, I believe in myself and that is going to bring me through.” – Astro

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Chris Rene
Age: 28. Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA. Currently Resides: Santa Cruz, CA.
My greatest influences are real artists, real musicians from all different eras, such as Mozart (seriously) and Jimi Hendrix.
Keep up with Chris at: www.twitter.com/MrChrisRene (@mrchrisrene) www.facebook.com/ChrisReneMusic831

“The advice I have been getting is to stay original, stay yourself and do my thing and also go out of the box and do things that are difficult. The way I prepare is to stay in the moment, relax and practice as much as I can. Staying in the here-and-now is what is best for me.” – Chris Rene

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Phillip Lomax
Age: 22. Hometown: Seattle, WA. Currently Resides: Seattle, WA.
I’d say my biggest musical influences come from Frank Sinatra, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dean Martin, the Foo Fighters, and Chris Cornell.
Keep up with Phillip at: www.twitter.com/@philliplomax (@philliplomax)
www.facebook.com/PhillipLomaxMusic

“The X Factor experience has been incredible. The thing that has resonated the most with me is that it is important to find my own voice and to be true within my music. I don’t want to be anyone but me.” – Phillip Lomax

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Marcus Canty Age: 20.
Hometown: Bowie, MD. Currently Resides: Bowie, MD.
My biggest musical influence I would have to say is probably Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, and Donny Hathaway.
Keep up with Marcus at: www.twitter.com/IamMarcusCanty(@iammarcuscanty) www.facebook.com/officialmarcuscanty

“I think this experience has nurtured me and made me realize that life is too short and to live through the moment. These are once-in-a-lifetime experiences you can’t get back. I am going to keep having fun and bringing who I am.” – Marcus Canty

Top 4 Groups dengan mentor Paula Abdul
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Lakoda Rayne.
Cari Fletcher, Age: 17. Hometown: Wall Township, NJ
Dani Knights, Age: 22. Hometown: Santa Clarita, CA.
Paige Ogle, Age: 18 Hometown: Baltimore, MD.
Hayley Orrantia, Age: 17. Hometown: Highland Village, TX.
We love Gwen Stefani, Brian McKnight, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, and LeAnn Rimes.
Keep up with Lakoda Rayne at: www.twitter.com/Lakoda_Rayne (@lakoda_rayne)
www.facebook.com/lakodarayne

“Starting out as four solo artists, it was a shocker that we were going to be in the group category together but it has been an incredible experience. They’ve taken four strong solo artists and made this super group.” – Hayley Orrantia

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The Brewer Boys.
Justin Brewer, 17 and Nathan Brewer. Age: 14. Hometown: Temecula, CA.
Our musical influences are Big & Rich, Johnny Cash, the Beatles, the Eagles, the Everly Brothers, and even James Taylor.

Keep up with the Brewer Boys at: www.twitter.com/theBrewerBoys (@theBrewerBoys)

http://www.facebook.com/thebrewerboysmusic

“We never really thought about going this far. It has been pretty shocking. This has been an incredible experience. I’ve learned a lot about the industry. I love it.” – Nathan Brewer

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The Stereo Hogzz
Kregg Gibson (aka KG) Age: 25 Hometown: Houston, TX
Jonathan Glenn (aka Jon Glenn) Age: 25 Hometown: Houston, TX
George Jenkins III. (aka Trae Badd) Age: 25. Hometown: Houston, TX.
Leeland Stephenson (aka Trace Kennedy), Age: 24.
Hometown: Houston, TX.
Justin Williams (aka Just’n), Age: 25. Hometown: Houston, TX.
We like Michael Jackson, we also listen to Kanye and Jay-Z, and also Usher.
Keep up with Stereo Hogzz at: www.twitter.com/theStereoHogzz (@thestereohogzz) www.facebook.com/thestereohogzz

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InTENsity
Nick Dean. Age: 15. Hometown: Rochester, NY Francesca Duncan. Age: 17. Hometown: Orange Co., NY
John Lindahl. Age: 14. Hometown: Travuco Canyon, CA
Emily Michalak. Age: 13. Hometown: Pine Brook, NJ
Arin Ray. Age: 16. Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Lauren Ashley Redmond. Age: 17. Hometown: Houston, TX
Ellona Santiago. Age: 15. Hometown: San Lorenzo, CA
Ma’at Bingham Shango. Age: 12. Hometown: Houston, TX
Austin Percario. Age: 15. Hometown: Warren, NJ
Emily Wilson. Age: 15. Hometown: Warren, NJ
Musical Influences: Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Justin Timberlake, John Mayer, Demi Lovato, Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, Alicia Keys, Macy Gray, Charice, Lady Gaga, Usher, and Ne-Yo.

Top 4 – Over 30s. dengan Mentor Nicole Scherzinger

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Josh Krajcik Age: 30. Hometown: Wooster, OH.
Currently Resides: Columbus, OH.
I love The Beatles, Prince, Eric Clapton, Huey Lewis and the News.

Keep up with Josh at: www.twitter.com/theJoshKrajcik (@theJoshKrajcik) www.facebook.com/joshkrajcikmusic

“The X Factor experience has been really great. It has been a serious challenge and any time you challenge yourself it is a good thing. The experience on The X Factor has given me a lot of insight into who I am and a lot of things that I didn’t know.” – Josh Krajcik

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Stacy Francis. Age: 42.
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY. Currently Resides: Los Angeles, CA.
I like gospel music. I like Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandorss, and those R&B greats from the 70’s.
Keep up with Stacy at: www.twitter.com/StacyFrancis (@StacyFrancis) www.facebook.com/officialStacyFrancis

“Being a part of the show so far has been an emotional rollercoaster. Every feeling I could feel, I have felt during this journey…I am happy and so excited. The momentum is just incredible. It’s like I’m a 10-year-old and it’s Christmas and I’m so excited.” – Stacy Francis

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LeRoy Bell
Age: 60. Hometown: Tacoma, WA.
Currently Resides: Edmonds, WA/Seattle, WA.
I like everybody from Marvin Gaye and the Beatles, the whole Motown thing
Keep up with LeRoy at: www.twitter.com/LeRoyBell (@LeRoyBell) www.facebook.com/LeRoyBellMusic

“The experience has been wild and exciting, at the same time a little bit scary…One of the things I’ve learned is you can teach an old dog new tricks. I can still learn something. The show has taught me that I am more flexible than I thought I was.” – LeRoy Bell

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Dexter Haygood
Age: 49. Hometown: Memphis, TN. Currently Resides: Chicago, IL.
Musical influences are James Brown, Sly Stone, Mick Jagger, and Michael Jackson.
Wall Township, NJ
Keep up with Dexter at: www.twitter.com/DexterHaygood (@dexterhaygood)
www.facebook.com/officialDexterHaygood

“It is going to be exciting; I’m gonna set the place on fire, but not literally. There is nothing like The X Factor. I have never experienced anything like this.” – Dexter Haygood

Top 4 & 1 Wildcard Girls. dengan Mentor Simon Cowell

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Rachel Crow Age: 13.
Hometown: Longmont, CO/Mead, CO. Currently Resides: Burbank, CA.
I love Eminem! I love Rihanna and Beyonce!
Keep up with Rachel at: www.twitter.com/IamRachelCrow (@IamRachelCrow)
www.facebook.com/pages/Rachel-Crow

“This whole experience has been a dream come true and I can’t believe I made it this far because I went into the competition with no expectations. I can’t believe this is happening to me. I think what I am really trying to work on is finding out who I am as a singer. I am trying to find my style and my edge.” – Rachel Crow

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Drew Ryniewicz. Age: 14
Hometown: Chino Valley, AZ. Currently Resides: Chino Valley, AZ
My biggest musical influences are Whitney Houston and Kelly Clarkson. Justin Bieber is an amazing performer.
Keep up with Drew at: www.twitter.com/drewryniewicz1(@drewryniewicz1) www.facebook.com/pages/Drew-Ryniewicz/251573518221876

“The girls in my category are nothing but amazing, every single one. From the start I have loved them all. We are almost like a big family. I mean, we are competing, but we spend so much time with each other and it is nice to be around so many people you can relate to.” – Drew Ryniewicz

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Simone Battle. Age: 22. Hometown: Los Angeles, CA. Currently Resides: Los Angeles, CA.
My musical influences are Cyndi Lauper, Josephine Baker, Jimi Hendrix, and Michael Jackson.
Keep up with Simone at: www.twitter.com/simonebattle (@simonebattle) www.facebook.com/simonebattleonfb

“I am blown away by how much talent there is in the girls’ category. At this point, it’s not about impressing the judges, it’s about impressing the world and everyone who is watching.” – Simone Battle

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Tiah Tolliver. Age: 20.
Hometown: Chula Vista, CA. Currently Resides: Bremerton, WA.
Musical influences, definitely Rihanna, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Paramore, Chris Brown, and LeCrae.

Keep up with Tiah at: www.twitter.com/TiahTolliver(@TiahTolliver) www.facebook.com/pages/Tiah-Tolliver/204902059581635

“I am extremely happy to have him [Simon Cowell] as my mentor because he fought for me. I feel like he is going to lead me in the right direction and I sincerely believe him when he tells me stuff.” – Tiah Tolliver

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The Wildcard: Melanie Amaro. Age: 19.
Hometown: Tortola, British Virgin Islands. Currently Resides: Coral Springs, FL/Sunrise, FL.
My musical influences are Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Anita Baker, Diana Ross, and Keyshia Cole.
Keep up with Melanie at: (@ItsMelanieAmaro) www.facebook.com/pages/Melanie-Amaro/117865004985741

“It was really big, as well as shocking, because the many years I’ve watched Simon, he has never done something like that. I feel very honored that he came to my home to ask me to come back on the show. The whole process is just mind boggling. It’s so amazing.” – Melanie Amaro

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