I had a lot to be thankful for this past Thanksgiving week when I found my mailbox packed with the latest from a quartet of music's fiercest divas.
Lady Gaga - The Fame Monster
The Fame Monster includes the four-million selling album 'The Fame' as well as eight brand-new songs. Says Lady Gaga, "On 'The Fame Monster' I wrote about everything I didn't write on 'The Fame'. While traveling the world for two years, I've encountered several monsters, each represented by a different song on the new record."
Leona Lewis - Echo
The 24-year-old beauty behind Britain's fastest-selling debut album of all time - 'Spirit' - returns with a follow-up album with a little bit of something for everyone.
"I knew that I had evolved as a singer, songwriter, and performer," says Lewis, "so it was important to me to take the songs on 'Echo' to the next level and show what else I could do."
Jeffree Star - Beauty Killer
"My last shit was very bright, all about candy and desserts," says Jeffree Star about his new album 'Beauty Killer', "I just wanted to flip it and show the other side of me because not many people give that side a chance. ... Everybody wants to hear about how I shop all the time. No one wants to hear about my alcoholic family and how my cousins are in jail because of meth."
Shakira - She Wolf
One of the few truly global superstars of our time, Shakira's long-awaited follow-up to 2005's groundbreaking 'Oral Fixation, Volumes 1 and 2' is here.
About 'She Wolf' Shakira says, "My biggest motivation was to make an album that people could just have fun with, and forget about their troubles. Now I can use music for the purpose it's created for - to amuse and entertain people."
Monday, November 30, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Leona Lewis has had a couple of reasons to be unhappy the past few weeks but her new album 'Echo' will be out on November 17 and the first single 'Happy' is available already on iTunes. Leona Lewis who took the music world by storm with the release of her 2008 debut album Spirit with the first single from her forthcoming album ECHO entitled “Happy.” “Happy” is available via iTunes and you can check out the video on YouTube here.
Leona Lewis took the music world by storm with her debut album 'Spirit', which has sold over six million albums worldwide, earned three Grammy award nominations, and resulted in her becoming the best selling new artist of 2008 and she's got big plans for 'Echo'.
“I’m actually more confident with this album than the last," says Lewis. "I’ve taken more control this time, and I feel more at ease with everything. To me, it’s all about great songs and I hope the songs move people as much as they move me.”