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Senin, 28 Februari 2011

Recommended Album : Bruno Mars “Doo-Wops & Hooligans”

Bruno Mars “Doo-Wops & Hooligans”


“Doo-Wops & Hooligans” is the debut studio album by American recording artist Bruno Mars. The release of was announced in press release on August 25, 2010, following the release of Mars’s debut EP “It’s Better If You Don’t Understand”. Finally, “Doo-Wops & Hooligans” released on October 4, 2010 and saw its physical release on October 5, 2010. The lead single, "Just the Way You Are", was released on July 19, 2010. The music video was released on September 8, 2010. The second single, "Grenade", was released September 28, 2010.

Track Listing :
  1. Grenade
  2. Just The Way You Are
  3. Our First Time
  4. Runaway Baby
  5. The Lazy Songs
  6. Marry you
  7. Talking To The Moon
  8. Liquor Store Blues
  9. Count On Me
  10. The Other Side

Deluxe edition Bonus Tracks
  1. Just The Way You Are
  2. Somewhere In Brooklyn (EP Versions)

Japanese Bonus Tracks
  1. Just The Way You Are
  2. Somewhere In Brooklyn (EP Versions)
  3. Talking To The Moon (Acoustic Piano Version)
  4. Just The Way you Are (Live)
  5. Grenade (Live)
  6. The Other Side (Live)

European Bonus Tracks
  1. Somewhere In Brooklyn (EP Version)
  2. Talking To The Moon (Acoustic Piano Version)

Minggu, 13 Februari 2011

Artist Of The Month : Bruno Mars

Here he is Bruno Mars which eventually became ‘Artist Of The Month’. Let us review the handler of every girl’s heart. Check this out . . .

Part I    : Who Is He?
Peter Gene Hernandez (born October 8, 1985), better known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is an American singer-songwriter and music producer. Raised in Honolulu, Hawaii by a family of musicians, Mars began making music at a young age. After performing in various musical venues in his hometown throughout his childhood, he decided to pursue a musical career and moved to Los Angeles after graduating from high school. Mars began producing songs for other artists, joining production team The Smeezingtons.
After an unsuccessful stint with Motown Records, Mars signed with Atlantic Records in 2009. He became recognized as a solo artist after lending his vocals and co-writing the hooks for the songs "Nothin' on You" by B.o.B, and "Billionaire" by Travie McCoy. He also co-wrote the hits "Right Round" by Flo Rida featuring Kesha, "Wavin' Flag" by K'naan, and "Fuck You!" by Cee Lo Green. In October 2010, he released his debut album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans. Anchored by the singles "Just the Way You Are" and "Grenade", the album peaked at number three on the Billboard 200. He has been nominated for seven Grammys at the 53rd Grammy Awards, which will be held on February 13, 2011.
Mars' music is noted for displaying a wide variety of styles and influences, and contains elements of many different musical genres. He has worked with an assortment of artists from different genres; Mars acknowledges the influences that his collaborations have had on his own music. As a child, he was highly influenced by artists such as Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson and would often impersonate these artists from a young age. Mars also incorporates reggae and Motown inspired sounds into his work. Jon Caramanica of The New York Times referred to Mars as "one of the most versatile and accessible singers in pop.


Part II  : Life And Career

Mars was born Peter Gene Hernandez and raised in the Waikiki neighborhood of Honolulu, Hawaii, by parents Pete and Bernadette "Bernie" Hernandez, of Puerto Rican and Filipino descent. His mother emigrated to Hawaii from the Philippines as a child and his father moved to the island from Brooklyn, New York. The two met when performing in a show where his mother was a hula dancer and his father played percussion. At the age of two, Mars was nicknamed "Bruno" by his father, because of his resemblance to chubby professional wrestler Bruno Sammartino. Mars was one of six children and came from a musical family who exposed him to a diverse mix of reggae, rock, hip hop, and R&B. From a young age, he was impersonating and performing songs by artists such as Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, The Isley Brothers, and The Temptations.

In 1990, Mars was featured in MidWeek as "Little Elvis", going on to have a cameo in the film Honeymoon in Vegas in 1992. He later reflected on the influence Presley had on his music, saying, "I watch the best. I'm a big fan of Elvis. I'm a big fan of 1950s Elvis when he would go on stage and scare people because he was a force and girls would go nuts! You can say the same thing for Prince or The Police. It's just guys who know that people are here to see a show, so I watch those guys and I love studying them because I'm a fan. In 2010, he also acknowledged his Hawaiian roots and musical family as an influence, saying, "Growing up in Hawaii made me the man I am. I used to do a lot of shows in Hawaii with my father's band. Everybody in my family sings, everyone plays instruments. My uncle's an incredible guitar player, my dad's an incredible percussionist, my brother's a great drummer, he actually plays in our band. I've just been surrounded by it. In 2003, shortly after graduating from President Theodore Roosevelt High School at the age of seventeen, Mars moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue a musical career. He adopted his stage name from the nickname his father gave him, adding "Mars" at the end because "I felt like I didn't have [any] pizzazz, and a lot of girls say I’m out of this world, so I was like I guess I'm from Mars.
Shortly after moving to Los Angeles, Mars signed to Motown Records in 2004, in a deal that "went nowhere. However, Mars' experience with Motown proved to be beneficial to his career when he met songwriter and producer Philip Lawrence, who was also signed to the label. Mars, Lawrence, and engineer Ari Levine began writing songs together, and formed the production team The Smeezingtons. In 2006, Lawrence introduced Mars to his future manager at Atlantic Records, Aaron Bay-Schuck. After hearing him play a couple of songs on the guitar, Bay-Schuck wanted to sign him immediately, but it took about three years for Atlantic records to finally sign Mars to the label. In the meantime, Bay-Schuck hired Mars and the Smeezingtons to write and produce songs for the label's artists. According to Bay-Schuck in an interview with HitQuarters, Mars had stated that although his ultimate goal was to be a solo artist, he was willing to write and produce for other artists, both to help improve his songwriting and help him discover the type of artist he ultimately wanted to be. Bay-Schuck credits this as a period of "self-discovery" that contributed significantly to Mars' later success.

Part III : EP & 1st Album, Doo-Woops & Hooligans
Before becoming a successful solo artist, Hernandez was an acknowledged music producer, writing songs for Alexandra Burke, Travie McCoy, Adam Levine, Brandy, Sean Kingston, and Flo Rida. He also co-wrote the Sugababes' hit song "Get Sexy" and provided backing vocals on their album Sweet 7. His first musical appearance as a singer was in Far East Movement's second studio album Animal, featured on the track "3D". He was also featured on pastor and hip hop artist Jaeson Ma's debut single "Love" in August 2009. He reached prominence as a solo artist after being featured on and co-writing B.o.B's "Nothin' on You" and Travie McCoy's "Billionaire"; both songs peaked within the top ten of many charts worldwide. He said of them, "I think those songs weren't meant to be full-sung songs. If I'd sung all of "Nothin' on You", it might've sounded like some '90s R&B." Following this success, Mars released his debut extended play (EP), titled It's Better If You Don't Understand, on May 11, 2010. The EP peaked at the 99th position on the Billboard 200 and produced one single, "The Other Side", featuring rappers Cee-Lo Green and B.o.B. Mars collaborated with Green once more in August 2010 by co-writing his single "Fuck You!". He performed a medley of "Nothin' on You" and "Airplanes" with B.o.B and Hayley Williams at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards on September 12, 2010.
Mars' debut album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, was released digitally on October 4, and saw its physical release on October 5, 2010. The lead single, "Just the Way You Are", was released on July 19, 2010, and has reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 as well as several other charts worldwide. The music video was released on September 8, 2010. The second single, "Grenade", was released September 28, 2010, and has also seen successful international chart performance. In the United States, Doo-Wops & Hooligans debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 for the week of October 13, 2010, selling 55,000 copies. The album also received generally positive reviews from critics. Entertainment Weekly's Leah Greenblatt praised Mars for his "instant-access melodies" and "sly snatches of dance-floor swagger", but noted weaknesses in songs deviant from his conventional pop and soul genres. He opened for Maroon 5 on the fall leg of the Hands All Over Tour starting October 6, 2010 and co-headlined with McCoy on a European tour starting October 18, 2010.
On September 19, 2010, Mars was arrested in Las Vegas for possession of cocaine. When talking to a police officer, Mars reportedly stated that what he did was "foolish" and that “he has never used drugs before” The court date, postponed for the second time until February 4, 2011, could see Mars face up to four years in prison and a $50,000 fine for possession of an alleged 2.6 g of the drug. Mars plead guilty to felony drug possession, and in return for his plea, the charges will be erased from his criminal record as long as he pays a $2,000 fine, does 200 hours of community service and completes a drug counseling course.

Jonas Brothers : Lines, Vines And Trying Times

The brothers finished recording their fourth studio album, Lines, Vines and Trying Times, they began to talk about the album in the beginning of 2009. They said on several occasions that they have been working on writing and recording songs since their Burnin' Up tour in mid-2008. On March 11, 2009, the Jonas Brothers announced that their fourth studio album, Lines, Vines and Trying Times, would be released on June 15, 2009.
Nick said about the title in the interview with Rolling Stone that, "Lines are something that someone feeds you, vines are the things that get in the way, and trying times, well, that's obvious." Nick Jonas told Billboard, "We're trying to learn as much as we can, continuing to grow." Kevin added, "The overall message is its the same old Jonas Brothers, in a sense, but we're adding more and more music, including different musical instruments that are going to add and build to the sound we already have." Nick also said the songs on the album are "our journal in songs, about all things we've gone through, personal experiences we get inspiration from. We've also been working on trying to use metaphors.. to kind of mask a literal thing that happens to us."
The band also announced on March 11, 2009 that they will be embarking on a world tour in mid-2009. They were joined by the popular Korean girl band Wonder Girls, who debuted in America, as their opening ac.
The boys then released Lines, Vines and Trying Times, before the release they released two singles Paranoid Fly With Me 7 days before. Lines, Vines and Trying Times became their second number 1 album. It debuted at number-one and dropped to the second position on its second week. On July 7, 2009, the Jonas Brothers announced that they have signed Honor Society to the record label they started with Hollywood Records. A month later, "Send It On" was released on Radio Disney. The radio single was performed with Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, and Demi Lovato for Disney's Friends for Change. Disney Channel will premiere the song's music video on August 14, 2009. On August 9, 2009, the Jonas Brothers hosted and performed on the 2009 Teen Choice Awards. Hollywood Records announced via Youtube Demi Lovato and Jonas Brothers' Wal-Mart CD-DVD Soundcheck
Track Listing    :
1.      World War III
2.      Paranoid
3.      Fly With Me
4.      Poison Ivy
5.      Hey Baby (Featuring Johny Lang)
6.      Before The Storm (Featuring Miley Cyrus)
7.      What Did I Do To Your Heart
8.      Much Better
9.      Black Keys
10.  Don’t Charge Me For The Crime (Featuring Common)
11.  Turn Right
12.  Don’t Speak
13.  Keep It Real
Bonus Track     :
1.      Infatuation
Japanese Bonus Track              :
2.      Paranoid (Music Video)
3.      Paranoid (Making of the Video)
4.      Album Photo Behind the Scene
5.      TV JONAS Behind the Scene

Jonas Brothers : A Little Bit Longer



The Jonas Brothers' third studio album, A Little Bit Longer, was released in the United States on August 12, 2008, with CDVU+ technology, just like their second album, Jonas Brothers. On June 24, 2008, iTunes announced that it would release four songs from A Little Bit Longer, one roughly every two weeks. The purchase of each of the songs applies to the cost of the entire album, which could be purchased via iTunes' Complete the Album feature after release. Each song released also featured a podcast. The schedule: June 24, 2008 for "Burnin' Up"; July 15, 2008 for "Pushin' Me Away"; July 29, 2008 for "Tonight"; and August 5, 2008 for "A Little Bit Longer." All of them have occupied the number 1 spot on iTunes for at least 3 days.
After the Look Me In The Eyes Tour ended on March 22, 2008, the Jonas Brothers announced that they would be opening up for Avril Lavigne's Best Damn Tour along with Boys Like Girls, but only on the second leg of the tour in Europe which lasted from late May to late June 2008. While filming the film Camp Rock, the Jonas Brothers co-wrote and co-produced six songs for fellow Disney Channel star and close friend, Demi Lovato, for her upcoming album, Don't Forget. Lovato retooled some of her songs to give it the Disney Signature. "I (Lovato) tend to write songs that are, I guess, a little bit more intense and less catchy, and I needed help writing catchy songs," she said, adding that the album also features a guest spot from Rooney frontman Robert Schwartzman. "So that's where they came in. I put a lot of my musical input and lyrics into these songs, and they just helped me with hooks and stuff like that." "I'm more of a writer whose stuff wouldn't make it on a Disney album. It's too dark..." The album was released on September 23, 2008. The brothers also helped produce Lovato's album.
A soundtrack was released for the film Camp Rock on June 17, 2008. It debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 with 188,000 copies sold in its first week. During the summer of 2008, the Jonas Brothers started their North American tour, the Burning Up Tour, promoting A Little Bit Longer and Camp Rock Soundtrack, and performing songs from previous albums as well: It's About Time and Jonas Brothers. The tour kicked off July 4, 2008, at Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto, Ontario. A Disney Digital 3D production crew filmed the two shows in Anaheim, California on July 13 and July 14 with Taylor Swift, who sang a few singles from her self-titled album, Taylor Swift, for a theatrical film that was released in theatres as a 3D concert film on February 22, 2009, On July 14, Nick Jonas announced onstage that the band had already written five songs for their fourth studio album (third with Hollywood Records).
The band was featured on the July 2008 issue of Rolling Stone Magazine and became the youngest band to be on the cover of the magazine. The Jonas Brothers visited downtown Cleveland, Ohio's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame before their sold-out concert on the evening of August 22, 2008, at Blossom Music Center. The band presented the suits and pants they wore on the cover artwork of A Little Bit Longer to Jim Henke, vice president of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The suits are part of the Right Here, Right Now! exhibit, which includes some of today's most popular artists. In December 2008, the Jonas Brothers were nominated for the Best New Artist award at the 51st Grammy Awards. It was recently confirmed that the Brothers will be collaborating with R&B producer Timbaland on a song called "Dumb" for his new album Shock Value 2. In an interview Chris Brown told JustJared.com that he is collaborating with The Jonas Brothers. Brown said, "I'm possibly doing something with them. If they want me on the record, I'll stay on the record, but I just wanted to write a record for those guys." The Jonas Brothers appeared as musical guest on Saturday Night Live during the February 14th show. This was their SNL debut.
Track Listing                :
1.      BB Good
2.      Burnin’ Up
3.      Shelf
4.      One Man Show
5.      Lovebug
6.      Tonight
7.      Can’t Have You
8.      Video Girl
9.      Pushin’ Me Away
10.  Sorry
11.  Got Me Going Crazy
12.  A Little Bit Longer
Bonus Track                 :
1.      Hello Goodbye
2.      Live To Party
3.      Out Of This World
4.      Lovebug (music video)
5.      Making Of Lovebug (music video)
6.      When You Look Me In The Eyes
7.      Infatuation (Japan Bonus Track Only On CD)

Senin, 07 Februari 2011

Jonas Brothers : Jonas Brothers (May 22, 2007)

Jonas Brothers is the self-titled second studio album and the international debut album released by the Jonas Brothers and their first album to be released under Hollywood Records. The album was released on August 7, 2007. "Hold On" was the album's second single, followed by "SOS" as the third single, and "When You Look Me in the Eyes" as the fourth single. The album was the first to be released using CDVU+ technology.
"Year 3000" was the first single from Jonas Brothers. It originally appeared on the group's debut album It's About Time and is a cover of the Busted song. "Hold On" was the second single from Jonas Brothers and was released on May 22, 2007. It was featured in the Disney Channel Original Movie Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board, and a music video was released to promote the film.
"SOS" was the third single from Jonas Brothers and was released on August 3, 2007. It was the most successful single from the album, peaking at #47 in Australia on the ARIA Singles Chart, #49 on the Canadian Hot 100, #26 on the German Singles Chart, #14 on the Irish Singles Chart, #21 on the Italian FIMI Singles Chart, #13 on the UK Singles Chart, and #19 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. It was their first single to chart in Canada, Germany, Ireland, Italy, and the UK. It was their first top-twenty hit in the United States. "When You Look Me in the Eyes" was the fourth and final single from Jonas Brothers, released on January 25, 2008. It was a re-recording of the version that initially appeared on Nick's self-titled solo album. It marked their third chart performance in Australia (#46 on the ARIA Singles Chart), their second in Canada and the UK (#30 on both the Canadian Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart), and their fourth in the United States (#25 on the Billboard Hot 100, and their third top-forty song).

Track Listing :

  1. Kids of the Future
  2. Just Friends
  3. S.O.S.
  4. Goodnight & Goodbye
  5. Hello Beautiful
  6. Australia
  7. That's Just the Way We Roll
  8. Hollywood
  9. Inseparable
  10. Still in Love with You
  11. Hold On
  12. Year 3000

Wal-Mart Exclusive :
  1. Baby Bottle Pop Theme Song

UK Edition :
  1. Take A Breath
  2. Out Of This World

The Bonus Jonas Edition :
  1. Take A Breath
  2. We Got The Party

Jonas Brothers : It's About Time (August 8, 2006.)

It's About Time is the debut studio album from the Jonas Brothers. It was released on August 8, 2006 on Columbia Records. The album was successful in the Christian genre and was released in Christian bookstores through INO Records. Later an amended version of the album was released through Daylight Records with three songs removed and replaced by three others. A Dual Disc of this version of the album was also released.
The album is currently out of print, and copies of it are rare and bring high prices, but both versions can be available on eBay and on digital download.
One of the songs on the album, "Time for Me to Fly", was featured in the film "Aquamarine" in 2006.
"Mandy" was the first single and was released in the American on December 27, 2005. The song had a 3 part video. The song was written about a friend and was featured on Zoey 101: Music Mix, the soundtrack for the show, Zoey 101, and featured in the TV movie, Spring Break-Up.
After Columbia Records dropped the group from their roster list, they signed with Hollywood. Hollywood received the rights to distribute the single "Year 3000" which was also released on the group's first Hollywood Records album.
The album also managed to sell 62,000 copies in the US.

Track Listing :
  1. What I Go To School For
  2. Time For Me To Fly
  3. Year 3000
  4. One Day At A Time
  5. 6 Minutes
  6. Mandy
  7. You Just Don’t Know It
  8. I Am What I Am
  9. Underdog
  10. 7:05
  11. Please Be Mine

Omitted Songs :
  1. Dear God
  2. Hey We're Gonna Be Alright
  3. Don't Tell Anyone



Jonas Brothers

The Jonas Brothers are an American pop boy band. The band gained its popularity from the Disney Channel children's television network.

From the shore region of New Jersey, the band consists of three brothers: Paul Kevin Jonas II (Kevin Jonas), Joseph Adam Jonas (Joe Jonas), and Nicholas Jerry Jonas (Nick Jonas).

In the summer of 2008, they starred in the Disney Channel Original Movies Camp Rock and its sequel, Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam in 2010.

The band has released four albums: It's About Time, Jonas Brothers, A Little Bit Longer, and Lines, Vines and Trying Times.

In 2008, the group was nominated for the Best New Artist award at the 51st Grammy Awards and won the award for Breakthrough Artist at the American Music Awards. As of May 2009, before the release of Lines, Vines and Trying Times, they have sold over eight million albums worldwide