“Getting money, divas gettin’ money,” sang Beyonce on 2009 single/unofficial theme song “Diva”. That lyric proved prophetic when Forbes announced their list of the Top Earning Women In Music today (November 4). Beyonce raked in a jaw-dropping $115 million over the past 12 months — almost double what Taylor Swift made in second place ($64 million).
So where did Queen Bey collect her cash? Well, she performed 95 concerts within the timeframe and inked endorsement deals with H&M and Pepsi. She also sold more than two million copies of her groundbreaking visual album in the US alone. Other ladies with heavy purses include Pink, Rihanna and Katy Perry. Also, in further proof that touring is where the money is, Celine Dion and Britney Spears were very well remunerated. See the full list after the jump. More »
It’s back-to-back-to-back country albums on top of the Billboard 200, as Florida Georgia Line debut at #1 with Anything Goes (197,000 sold) following chart-topping stints by Blake Shelton and Jason Aldean in recent weeks. Also, Bob Seger follows follows the trend of veteran acts making a big showing in the Top 10 lately (see: Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett and Stevie Nicks) by debuting at #3 with his 17th studio album Ride Out (59,000).
That leaves Pink and Dallas Green (aka You+Me) to go in at #4 with rose ave. (50,000), which, if you can wrap your head around it, is actually the third-best chart position ever for a Pink album. The only two that did better: 2008′s Funhouse (#2) and 2012′s The Truth About Love (#1). More »
Pink and City and Colour‘s Dallas Green (a.k.a. You + Me) continue their promotional run for their debut folk-pop album rose ave., with another television appearance. This time, the folk duo stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live last night (October 16) to perform “You And Me.”
With Green leading the tune with his acoustic guitar, the two use their on-point harmonies to evoke the lovely emotion in the ballad. The stripped-down performance is different from what we’re used to seeing from Pink, but this raw style of music works for her. rose ave. was released on October 14, and features songs like “Capsized,” “Break The Cycle” and “You And Me.” More »
You + Me (otherwise known as Pink and City And Colour to music fans) dropped their debut LP rose ave this week. tomorrow (October 14). After the initial hurdle of getting your head around the pop/rock queen’s folk side-project, the duo’s emotionally raw, stripped-back music is hard to resist. From “Break The Cycle” to “Capsized”, all of their buzz tracks have been on-point.
Now here’s a chance to hear a selection of You + Me’s equally outstanding album tracks. Pink and Dallas Green (his real name) put on an exclusive show at a recording studio in Santa Monica, California on October 9 and filmed performances of “Love Gone Wrong”, “Unbeliever” and “Open Door” as well as their gorgeous cover of Sade‘s “No Ordinary Love”. Peep it up top and check out the other songs after the jump. More »
Pink threw her fans a curveball back in early September, when she announced she’ll be recording a folk album with City and Colour‘s Dallas Green. Calling themselves You + Me, the duo has a stripped-down, pastoral sound that is completely different that what we’re used to hearing from the pop rocker. Their debut album, rose ave., was released today (October 14) via Pink’s record label – RCA.
But on this project, she is strictly going by her given name (Alecia Moore) so that people can separate her known persona from this new venture. Our own Robbie Daw commented on the LP, stating “And as you might have gathered from previously-released tracks “You And Me,” “Break The Cycle”and “Capsized,” this is Pink in full-on folk mode — in other words, it’s miles away from the glossy pop you’ve come to know the brash, outspoken singer for.”
So what did music critics think about the album? Read on after the jump to find out! More »
You + Me (better known to music fans as Pink and City And Colour) drop their debut LP rose ave. tomorrow (October 14). Once you get your head around the pop/rock queen’s folk side-project, there’s a lot to love about the duo’s gritty music. From emotional ballad “Break The Cycle” to brooding anthem “Capsized”, the songs have all been uniformly excellent.
The versatile singers dropped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show today to perform the song from which they derived their name. “You And Me” is a sparse, heartfelt ditty that actually sounds better live. Pink and Dallas Green (his real name) delivered a bare bones rendition with only a strummed guitar and keyboard to accompany them. Watch their beautiful performance up top. More »
With only a week left before the October 14 release of Pink and Dallas Green‘s collaborative You + Me album rose ave., the LP is now streaming in full on iTunes. And as you might have gathered from previously-released tracks “You And Me,” “Break The Cycle” and “Capsized,” this is Pink in full-on folk mode — in other words, it’s miles away from the glossy pop you’ve come to know the brash, outspoken singer for.
Overall, it’s a fairly tight set that clocks in with a neat and tidy ten tracks. And if anything, the lo fi rose ave. should serve as a nice, autumn-minded curiosity for fans of the “Give Me Just A Reason” songbird ahead of the release of her next (solo) studio album.
It took a minute to get my head around Pink‘s new side-project You + Me (a collaboration with folk singer City And Colour A.K.A. Dallas Green) but the music has been uniformly excellent and latest offering “Capsized” promises even better things from debut LP rose ave. (due October 14). It’s definitely the most quintessentially Alecia Moore track thus far.
For starters, “Capsized” veers a little closer to rock than “You And Me” or emotional ballad “Break The Cycle”. The brooding track starts with Dallas and Pink trading lyrics about a doomed relationship over strummed guitar before ramping things up for the bluesy chorus. “We were two ships in the night, passing by in the pale moonlight and capsized,” they chant. Watch the suitably moody lyric video up top. More »
You + Me (Pink‘s side project with Dallas Green AKA City And Colour — it’s a little confusing) debuted heartstring-tugging folk ballad “Break The Cycle” yesterday (September 22) and immediately won us over with its powerful message and understated production. The second taste of the duo’s rose ave. LP — “You And Me” arrived a couple of weeks ago — confirms that Pink is just as adept at folk as she is at rowdy pop/rock.
So what can you expect from the video? Well, it looks like an unfinished lyric video but I think that’s the whole point. Everything about this project is raw and organic, so it’s only fitting that the visual is comprised of random, sepia-toned pastoral scenes that look like they were filmed on someone’s iPhone. The focus of the lo-fi clip is squarely on the music, as it should be. Watch up top. More »
The pop ladies sure are throwing us for a curve ball with their duet projects as of late, no?
After Lady Gaga teamed up with Tony Bennett for their collection of jazz standards, Cheek To Cheek, Pink announced that she too is embarking on a new musical journey, joining Dallas Green for a foray into folk that steers far from her more familiar rowdy behavior.
The duo already dropped their gentle lead track “You And Me” weeks ago, and now, the duo returns with a heartfelt new selection from their forthcoming record, rose ave., out on October 14.
The chilling ballad, a love song dedicated to Pink’s mother, sees the two singers soulfully crooning across dramatic strings and a repetitive guitar melody. “Let me heal the wounds you’ve held onto all these years/Break the cycle, break the chains, ’cause love is louder than all of your pain,” the two declare across the hopeful chorus. Pink has always been excellent at conveying strong emotions in her music (she’s quite underrated, in fact!), and this stripped-down production only allows her words to stand out stronger than ever. In fact, there’s a fairly good chance you’ll even shed a tear or two. More »