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Posted in Album Reviews, Movie Reviews, Music Downloads, music news, Single Reviews with tags , , , , on September 30, 2008 by kv

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UK Charts: 29.09.2008

Posted in music news with tags , , , , , on September 30, 2008 by kv

US rock band Kings Of Leon have scored an impressive UK chart double this week.

‘Sex On Fire’ notches up a third week on top of the singles chart, while parent disc Only By The Night debuts at number one on the albums chart.

The last act to top both charts simultaneously was Coldplay, who scored the first double of their career in June.

Elsewhere on the UK singles chart, Katy Perry remains at two with ‘I Kissed A Girl’, while Rihanna’s ‘Disturbia’ climbs to a new peak of three.

The highest new entries of the week come from James Morrison, who lands at seven with ‘You Give Me Something’, and Sugababes, who debut at eight with ‘Girls’, notching up their 15th top ten hit.

Meanwhile, Faith Hill’s ‘There You’ll Be’ re-enters the chart at ten after featuring on last week’s episode of The X Factor. The track originally peaked at number three in 2001.

The top ten singles in full (click where possible for our reviews):

1. (1) Kings Of Leon: ‘Sex On Fire’
2. (2) Katy Perry: ‘I Kissed A Girl’
3. (5) Rihanna: ‘Disturbia’
4. (3) Pussycat Dolls: ‘When I Grow Up’
5. (14) Iglu & Hartly: ‘In This City’
6. (6) Gym Class Heroes ft. The Dream: ‘Cookie Jar’
7. (-) James Morrison: ‘You Make It Real’
8. (-) Sugababes: ‘Girls’
9. (9) Ne-Yo: ‘Miss Independent’
10. (-) Faith Hill: ‘There You’ll Be’

complete the UK Charts HERE.

EMA’s 08: Nominations and Beyonce

Posted in music news with tags , , , , , , on September 30, 2008 by kv

Beyoncé Knowles is to perform at this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards ceremony, it has been announced.

The R&B singer is the first artist to be named as a confirmed performer for the event, which takes place at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on November 6. Details of the other performing stars will be released within the next few weeks.

Knowles has appeared at the EMAs on two previous occasions. Most recently, she performed her hit song ‘Baby Boy’ at the 2003 ceremony, which was held in Edinburgh.

“We are extremely pleased that Beyoncé is returning to the MTV Europe Music Awards and will once again wow the audience with what promises to be a show-stopping performance,” said Richard Godfrey, the ceremony’s executive producer. “I am confident that when we reveal the final acts to perform, the bill will live up to our promise that the MTV Europe Music Awards will absolutely be the best gig in Europe this year.” 

The announcement came as MTV unveiled the finalists in seven of the eleven categories for this year’s ceremony, which see Coldplay and Duffy leading the way with three nominations each. Both acts will face competition from Alicia Keys, Britney Spears and Leona Lewis in the Album Of The Year category, as well as Katy Perry, Kid Rock and P!nk for the Most Addictive Track prize. 

The nominee details released thus far are as follows:

Album Of The Year 
Alicia Keys - As I Am 
Britney Spears - Blackout 
Coldplay - Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends 
Duffy - Rockferry 
Leona Lewis - Spirit 

Headliner 
Foo Fighters 
Linkin’ Park 
Metallica 
The Cure 
Tokio Hotel 

Most Addictive Track 
Coldplay - ‘Viva La Vida’
Duffy - ‘Mercy’ 
Katy Perry - ‘I Kissed A Girl’
Kid Rock - ‘All Summer Long’ 
P!nk - ‘So What’ 

New Act 
Duffy 
Jonas Brothers 
Katy Perry 
Miley Cyrus 
One Republic 

Act of 2008 
Amy Winehouse 
Britney Spears 
Coldplay 
Leona Lewis 
Rihanna 

Ultimate Urban 
Alicia Keys 
Beyoncé 
Chris Brown 
Kanye West 
Lil Wayne 

Rock Out 
30 Seconds to Mars 
Linkin’ Park 
Metallica 
Paramore 
Slipknot

Britney Spears – Womanizer

Posted in music news, Single Reviews with tags , , , , on September 29, 2008 by kv

Okay, we all thought that this song will be premiering on Monday but all of a sudden it was announced that it was pushed back for a week. Of course, with the help of today’s technology looks like Britney can’t wait for a week so her brand new single “WOMANIZER” leaked early Sunday. 

Womanizer, is another sign that Britney is getting back on the right track. Her much anticipated album “Circus” isn’t out until December so while we’re waiting, this electro-pop is indeed a heart thumping dance anthem that will surely find its way onto dancefloors ASAP. Even though when I first heard it, it kinda reminds me of Rihanna’s 2006 hit “S.O.S”. Anyways, Womanizer is worth the wait for this “RECOVERING” former “TROUBLED” popstar. She’s back with vengeance but not as a bad-ass bitch when she premiered her comeback song last year “Gimme More”. 

To sum it up, Britney’s song is quite as impressing as she is when she sang “Gimme More” in front of the MTV VMA audience last year that made her a public icon of humility. Well, Britney is still Britney and she’s on her way onto the top of the charts. Oops! She did it AGAIN for the nth time!

Of course, if you haven’t heard the song yet try to go to YouTube and find the LQ rips or even HQ rips if there is any. 

RATING: 4.5/5

RELEASE: TBA

 

Girls Aloud’s SPANKIN’ new VIDEO!

Posted in music news with tags , , , on September 29, 2008 by kv

 

of course, the new Girls Aloud vidoe for their newest single “The Promise” out on October 27. 

 

Katy Perry – Hot N Cold

Posted in Single Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , on September 24, 2008 by kv

Well, Katy Perry certainly enjoyed kissing the girls when her first single “I Kissed A Girl” topped almost all the charts around the world. Her exquisite music taste is even getting better as she releases her third official single titled “Hot ‘N Cold” still off from her debut album “One Of the Boys”. 

For those who are tired of hearing “IKAG”, “Hot ‘N Cold” promises to deliver us with another electro-pop song that’ll make sure it makes its way to radios and your iPods / music players. The song is written by Katy Perry, Dr.Luke and Max Martin. It’s lyrics are quite a bit cheeky for the second time around for Katy. “You PMS like a Bitch” is a little bit remarkable. Agree?

Even way before the song is released, it already managed to gain sales due to her album “One Of The Boys” on iTunes and other music stores. It is currently on its way to the US top 10 with a current #12 spot. Will “Hot N Cold” equal the success of I Kissed a Girl? or will it even have much larger success than IKAG? 

RELEASED: September 9 (US), September 10 (AUS), October 6, 2008 (UK)

RATING: 4/5

TRACKLISTING: (iTunes)

1. Hot N Cold

video will be posted soon as it to be available.

Faith Hill might re-enter UK top 10

Posted in music news with tags , , , , on September 24, 2008 by kv

American singer Faith Hill is very much happy about her 2001 single “There You’ll Be” as it might re-enter the top 10 of the UK Singles Charts this Sunday. The commotion is because of a 19 year-old contestant of the hit British television counterpart of American Idol, “The X-Factor”. She sang Faith Hill’s song which peaked at #3 way back in 2001. It immediately peaked at #4 on the iTunes download chart.

Amy Connolly who is a contestant on the X-Factor managed to get Girls Aloud’s Cheryl Cole on tears after which she dedicated the song to her father who raised her single-handedly. 

The performance attracked downloaders to buy Hill’s song. Of course, this sort of thing is far from unprecented – Amy Winehouse and Christina Aguilera, among others, enjoyed similar sales boosts during last year’s X Factor, while Mint Royale’s ‘Singin’ In The Rain’ reached number one in June after a contestant on Britain’s Got Talent danced onto it.

Here’s the performance video:

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