The staff at Grantland created an amazing list of the best 64 songs released between 2000 to 2013, set to battle it out. Songs that made the list cover diverse genres as well. The song battles were designed specifically to be tough and create furious and passionate debates. The most fun part about this battle is seeing an awesome song like Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love” go toe to toe against another great like Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ “Maps” or Kate Perry’s “Teenage Dream” duke it out with Phoenix’s “1901”. Talk about tough choices. So what are you waiting for? Vote now and let us know what you think!
Monday’s song of the day was Katy Perry’s new single “Roar” which has created a lot of up”roar” in the music community. First, it started with her lyric music video. Dillon Francis accused Katy Perry of ripping off his music video for his track, “Messages” through Twitter. Both video shows the lyrics to the song through a text-message flow. You can read more about the controversy on NME.
Then pop music fans started to notice that Katy Perry’s “Roar” sounded a lot like Sara Bareilles, “Brave”. The intro of both tracks do sound very similar and there’s even been mash-ups created between the two tracks to show the similarities. You can also watch both of their music video on Buzz Feed.
I wonder if the Katy Perry camp knew of the similarities before they went through with the video and the song? Unlike Dillon Francis though, Sara Bareilles seem to be okay with it. Let us know what you think of Katy’s recent controversy.
Having spun onto the scene in 2000, Cali native DJ sourMILK has already performed alongside some of the music industry’s heaviest hitters including Ozzy Osbourne, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. His Discography boasts mixtapes hosted by hip hop legend Nas, and most recently, Chicago’s smooth rhyming rapper/actor, Common, who just celebrated the successful release of his ninth album. In his early days, the young sourMILK started making “mixtapes” by recording from tape deck- to tape deck. “Literally… I would hit record, record a snippet of something, pause it, then record something else,” laughs sourMILK. “My brother and parents got tired of seeing me do that and bought me a pair of turntables for my 15th bday.” From then on, sourMILK kept his fingertips to the vinyl, putting in the hard work that would quickly elevate him to where he stands today. Appreciated for his diverse taste in music, DJ sourMILK has been know to cleverly blend beats from across the musical spectrum. He treats no genre taboo when it comes to orchestrating his mix-music masterpieces. When he’s not spinning at Hollywood hotspots like Apple, Kiss Lounge, and Green Door, he’s often blessing the airways for L.A.’s mega station, Power 106 FM, “Where Hop Hop Lives,” or nationwide Saturday nights on XM and Sirius Satellite radio. His works-in-progress include his very own new mixtape series called “someofmyfavoritethings”. DJ sourMILK is one artist who is most definitely past due.
Last night, the American Music Awards celebrated its 40th year anniversary with star-studded performances including a surprise duo of PSY and MC Hammer! Stevie Wonder also performed a tribute to the creator of the AMAs, the late Dick Clark.
The American Music Awards are decided by the public and music buyers. It is a representation of what is currently popular with the general public. So without further ado, the 2012 American Music Awards go to…
Justin Bieber took home not one, not two, but three AMAs. The 18 year old won Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, Favorite Pop/Rock Album for “Believe” and the grand award, Artist of The Year! He also had an unplugged and emotional performance of his song “As Long As You Love Me.”
The singer of the infectious song, “Call Me Maybe?”, Carly Rae Jepsen was awarded New Artist of The Year.
Katy Perry was awarded Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist.
Maroon 5 was awarded Favorite Pop/Rock Band.
Performing her new single “I Knew You Were Trouble” Taylor Swift treated the audience to her most theatrical performance to date. Later in the night, she was awarded Favorite Female Country Artist.
Luke Bryan was awarded Favorite Country Male Artist.
Lady Antebellum won Favorite Country Band.
Carrie Underwood won Favorite Country Album for “Blown Away.”
Nicki Minaj not only performed a rendition of “Beauty and the Beat” with Artist of the Year, Justin Bieber, but she also was awarded Favorite Hip Hop Artist and Favorite Hip Hop Album for “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.”
Beyonce was awarded Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist.
Performing a medley of his three new songs “Climax,” “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop” and “Numb,” Usher was awarded Favorite Soul/R&B Artist.
Rihanna won Favorite Soul/R&B Album for “Talk That Talk.”
Linkin Park won Favorite Alternative Rock Artist.
Still the talk of the town, Adele was awarded Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist.
Shakira was awarded Favorite Latin Artist.
tobyMac won Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist.
David Guetta won the new title of Favorite Electronic Dance Music Artist.
Billboard announced yesterday that Katy Perry will receive the ‘Woman of the Year’ award at the 2012 Billboard Women In Music event on November 30th in New York City.
The award honors female recording artists and their achievements in the music industry over the previous 12 months.
Katy Perry has topped the charts since her first mainstream album ‘One of the Boys’ in 2008. On her California Dreams Tour in 2011, she sold out 124 arenas around the globe and a portion of those ticket sales were donated to various charities. That same tour was also the subject of her 3D feature film released on DVD, September 18th 2012. ‘Katy Perry: Part of Me’ is said to be the 4th largest grossing music documentary of all time.
Past Billboard Women In Music honorees include Beyonce, Fergie and Taylor Swift.
What do you think about this California Girl’s Woman of the year title?