Having a Concert in the Living Room

Thanks to the success of the hit song Moves Like Jagger, Directv, the band Maroon 5 has changed their sound and style. With their latest album titled Overexposed the band decided to play off the success of that song and employ some of pop musics biggest and best song writers. Max Martin and Benny Blanco are the two main reasons behind the new sound. They are the writers responsible for hits by Britney Spears, Katy Perry and even Usher. Their influence can be heard in songs like Daylight and Love Somebody. This new sound has put most fans of the band in an unhappy mood. They did not become fans of the group to hear them turn pop, they liked their original sound. And while it is good that a group like Maroon 5 can evolve, to some is seems like they are selling out. There are very few songs on their latest album that actually use any instruments. Most are mixed together using computer software, leaving all but Adam Levine to do much work. Hopefully the group learns from this album and gets back to its roots on the next one. The fans and fellow music lovers will appreciate it.

Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Tour

Lady Gaga thrilled her fans after she appeared in public this week for the screening of “The Great Gatsby.” She had been missing in action since her fateful decision to cancel her “Born This Way” tour.

Onlookers said the Lady Gaga looked fabulous although she was a bit on the thin side. On her wing was Vampire Diaries best buddy, Taylor Kinney. Publicists said her attendance at the flick was a date night for her and her beau.

Attendees at the film said the Read the rest of this entry »

Canadians Who Made it Big in the U.S.A

Canadians Who Made it Big in the U.S.A

Many Americans are unaware of how many Canadian singers have become sensations in their nation.

The current Canadian singing champ is probably pop star Justin Bieber. Nineteen-year-old Bieber was actually born in London, but he grew up in Ontario. Like so many of his fellow Canadians, he’s a hockey fan.

Before Bieber’s time, Celine Dion, a French-speaking native of Quebec, burned up pop charts with her powerful voice, impressive range and penchant for ballads. Her Read the rest of this entry »

Carly Rae Jepsen and Where She Came From

Singer-songwriter and recording artist Carly Rae Jepsen was born and raised in Mission, British Columbia. Most of us know her from her hit song “Call Me Maybe” that debuted in Canada in September of last year and in the United States back in February of this year.

Justin Bieber, who is also Canadian, had a hand in introducing Jepsen’s music to the U.S. After tweeting about Call Me Maybe, it didn’t take long for listeners to fall in love with the pop song, which made the number one spot on the Billboard