Few albums have stood the test of time as valiantly
as Michael Jackson
, thanks to classics like “Man In The Mirror,” “Dirty Diana” and “The Way You Make Me Feel”, which sound as engaging today as they were in 1987. Given the creative and commercial success Michael enjoyed in this era of his career, it’s no wonder the material on Bad
has been re-interpreted by a multitude of different artists ever since (and remains the fodder of talent shows to this very day).
To celebrate the imminent 25th anniversary re-release of Bad on September 18 (enter to win a copy here), we’ve rounded up a selection of our favorite covers of songs from MJ’s seventh studio album. Let the “Eeee-Heeeee-ing” commence below! More »
Following the release of his third album The Awakening
, and ahead of his spring tour here in the States, British singer-songwriter James Morrison is feeling quite feisty. Regarding his collaboration with Jessie J, the emotional, string-laden “Up”
, Morrison tells us this: “I asked if she wanted to do it with me. But she said, ‘I’ll only record a song
The past few years have seen professional and personal highs for the soulful 27-year-old artist, as well as some lows. Around the time he was writing material for his third LP, James’ father passed away. “It was very hard to get through most writing days without shedding a tear,” he says.
Still, he persevered, and the result was his second chart-topping album in the UK, The Awakening, which has sold over half-a-million copies worldwide since its release in September. Head below for our chat with the award-winning Brit!
After last week’s preview tease
, James Morrison and Jessie J’s full “Up” video has premiered, and it finds the UK pair sitting back-to-back before eventually working their way up
to the roof of a building, where they sing their heartfelt lines to each other as the sun begins to set. Objects in their room begin to explode, and the two singers end things by staring off into the sky at the edge of the roof. Let’s just hope they don’t decide to go up, up and away
, and attempt to fly — that probably wouldn’t work out so great. Watch below.
Jessie J goes up on the roof — though we’re not entirely sure how she got there with her broken foot
— with fellow UK singer/songwriter James Morrison in the video for his soulful single “Up”, from his new album The Awakening
. The full video premieres this Saturday, but you can catch a preview of the British twosome’s new clip below. More »