“I am freezing but it feels amazing,” the “I Dreamed A Dream” songstress said afterwards. “It’s great that so much money has been raised for a worthwhile cause.” Susan is the latest in a long line of artists to put their own twist on the challenge. Calvin Harris removed his shirt and Emblem3 went completely naked but nobody did it with as much style and sophistication as the big-lunged Brit. See the video after the jump. More »
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British Artists, Including One Direction And Adele, Accounted For One Of Out Every Eight Albums Sold In 2013
According to the BPI, albums recorded by British artists accounted for one in every eight albums sold during the 2013 sales year, including One Direction‘s Midnight Memories (the highest selling British album of 2013) and Take Me Home, Mumford & Sons‘ Babel and Adele‘s 21.
And that’s not all! According to The BPI’s Gennaro Castaldo, British artists have accounted for the year’s top-selling album in the world for the past six out of seven years, including Coldplay‘s Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, Susan Boyle‘s I Dreamed a Dream, Adele’s 21 and 1D’s Midnight Memories. More »
Susan’s latest yuletide classic is called Home For Christmas and features collaborations with The Overtones and Johnny Mathis. The big-lunged diva also got permission from Graceland to record a posthumous duet with Elvis Presley. Their version of “O Come, All Ye Faithful” is actually quite lovely. Their voices blend nicely and the piano-based production is simple but effective. Listen to the duet after the jump. More »
The Monkees’ Davy Jones has passed away today at the age of 66, but it’s never too early to remember what made Jones and the band so big in the first place — their infinitely catchy, free-spirited songs. Many artists throughout the years – from the Four Tops to acts like Run DMC and even Susan Boyle – have flipped through The Monkees’ songbook and put their spin on their pop classics. Celebrate Davy’s contribution to music by listening to some major stars perform covers of The Monkees’ biggest hits below.
Our pop peers over at UK music site PopJustice unveiled their picks for the Top 33 Albums and the Top 45 Singles of 2011, and their lists offer both the familiar and the fresh — Lady Gaga’s Born This Way topped their album picks, while Martin Solveig’s collaboration with Dragonette on “Hello” was their favorite tune from 2011. Their taste is heavy on dance tracks and larger than life melodies, so if your heart beats pure pop, you’ll be pleased with these picks, especially if you crave some tunes yet undiscovered here in The States. Top 10 for both lists below. More »
Emeli Sande knows a thing or two about writing successful singles — after all, before heading out on her own, the Scottish singer cut her teeth by writing songs for several of her fellow UK artists. “I think it’s probably melody and I think a lot of people forget that you have to understand melody and what people want to hear,” she said in a recent interview with MTV UK. “I mean, you can have the coolest words used, but if you don’t have something that people want to sing back, it’s not gonna be a hit.”
Emeli has been putting cool words to paper and laying down catchy melodies over the past year for her debut album, which is due out in February. Ahead of that, she released “Heaven”, a sweepingly-epic, soulful summer hit on the UK chart, and paired up with London rapper Professor Green on his latest single “Read All About It”.