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Timbaland Kahwin Lagi

28 Jun


TIMBALAND melangsungkan perkahwinan keduanya minggu ini.

Mengikat tali perkahwinan bersama pilihan hatinya Momique Idlett dengan mengadakan majlis secara rahsia dan meriah dua hari lalu, di Pulau Caribbean, Aruba yang dihadiri seramai 100 jemputan.

“Hari itu sungguh indah sekali dan jelas sekali mereka saling menyayangi antara satu sama lain,” kata salah seorang tetamu.

Missy Elliot dan penyanyi Keri Hilson, yang turut bekerjasama dengan Timbaland bagi album Scream antara tetamu yang hadir pada hari tersebut.

Pada majlis perkahwinan yang berlangsung pada 10 Jun lalu itu, mereka hanya mengenakan pakaian yang biasa sahaja sambil disaksikan oleh kedua-dua belah keluarga masing-masing di gereja Virginia.

Timbaland yang nama sebenarnya Timothy Z. Mosley dan isterinya Monique, bekerja sebagai jurucakap muzik telah pun menerima cahaya mata perempuan pada November tahun lalu.

Dia yang berusia 37 tahun pula telah bekerjasama dengan ramai penyanyi terkenal antaranya Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado dan Madonna.


Kuasa Lagu-Lagu Popular

21 Apr

Komen: SAMBUTAN terhadap lagu-lagu dalam album ini sukar untuk dinafikan. Ini kerana, ia menampilkan lagu-lagu terbaik dan popular daripada setiap penyanyi atau kumpulan yang ditampilkan. Album ini menampilkan kepelbagaian muzik daripada pop, rock, R&B dan moden pop ska. Jika Maroon 5 dan Fall Out Boy mewakili pop dan rock, Rihanna serta Timbaland pula popular sebagai penyanyi pop dan tekno. Justeru, 20 lagu yang dimuatkan menerusi album ini menampilkan kepelbagaian genre muzik dan artis sama ada secara solo ataupun berkumpulan. Bekas vokalis kumpulan No Doubt, Gwen Stefani tampil menerusi lagu 4 In The Morning dengan gaya muzik pop modennya. Lagu itu memperdengarkan gaya muzik terbaru Gwen yang tidak terikut-ikut dengan muzik pop ska seperti sewaktu bersama bekas kumpulannya itu. Setiap lagu dalam album ini mewakili populariti setiap penyanyinya. Contohnya, Maroon 5 tampil dengan lagu Won’t Go Home Without You yang lebih ke arah pop rock. Meskipun bunyi dan arah lagu itu lebih ke arah muzik The Polic

pada era tahun 1980-an dulu tetapi Maroon 5 mungkin mewakili era genre muzik itu pada masa kini. Kesimpulannya album ini sesuai disiarkan pada bila-bila masa dan di mana-mana juga kerana semua hebat serta popular. Tiada keraguan tentang hakikat itu.

Judul Album: Power Hits 2

Artis: Gwen Stefani, Maroon 5, Kanye West, Nelly Furtado, Rihanna dan ramai lagi.

Konsep Muzik: Pop dan rock

Edaran: Universal Music Sdn. Bhd.

Utusan Malaysia

Anything But Simple

20 Feb

Lead singer Pierre Bouvier (right) and his band Simple Plan perform on MTV’s “Total Request Live” at MTV Studios, Tuesday, Feb 12, 2008, in New York.

Simple Plan has a new plan altogether for its hallmark sound. So, what’s different in its new album?


AFTER two albums, seven million copies sold worldwide and a string of hits like I’d Do Anything, Addicted, Perfect and Welcome to My Life, Simple Plan is back with its third studio album.

Simple Plan the group comprises Pierre Bouvier (vocals), Chuck Comeau (drums, backup vocals), David Desrosiers (bass, backup vocals), Sebastiean Lefebvre; (guitar) and Jeff Stinco (lead guitar).

The new album called Simple Plan was released on Feb 14. It is a statement of artistic ambition and growth from the Montreal-based quintet.

The self-titled release gives you the unbridled energy, ripping guitars and hook-filled melodic sensibility, and incorporates a slew of inventive sonic approaches informed by new collaborators such as Nate “Danja” Hills (Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, Duran Duran, Nelly Furtado), Max Martin (James Blunt, Kelly Clarkson, Avril Lavigne) and Dave Fortman (Evanescence, Mudvayne).

The new equation yields 11 songs that are unquestionably Simple Plan but sound unlike anything done before, such as the synthesiser loops of the opening track and first single, When I’m Gone!

“I think we all felt we needed to do something that would be a little more daring and stretch the envelope of who we are,” explains frontman Bouvier.

“We were just trying to make a record that will leave a little more of a mark.”

Change, of course, comes with some degree of apprehension, and the band doesn’t hide the fact they felt a bit of trepidation as they began to explore the new territory of Simple Plan.


New Straits Times

Music World's Great Night

28 Feb

Music world’s great night

THE BIGGEST names in music will grace the stage at the recording industry’s most prestigious event — the 44th Annual Grammy Awards — which will be telecast by Star World on Thursday at 9 p.m. (it will be aired earlier at 6.30 a.m. and at 5.30 p.m.).

The stars are set to shine when the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announces the benchmark in music. The nominees include such luminaries as U2 (with eight nominations, including Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Record of the Year), India.Arie (seven nominations), Alicia Keys (six nominations), Nelly Furtado, Train, and Lucinda Williams (each with four nominations). Other artistes with nominations include Janet Jackson, Jay-Z, Aerosmith, Trisha Yearwood, Sade, Elton John, Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, Aaliyah, and well, several others.

An impressive line-up of artistes is guaranteed to heat up the stage with performances scheduled by Alicia Keys, Alejandro Sanz with Destiny’s Child, U2, *NSYNC with Nelly, Train, the Dave Mathews Band, Alan Jackson, and a special tribute to the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack with Emmylou and Alison Krauss.

There’s more to come. A wide range of artistes from the music and TV world have been invited as presenters at the awards, including Gloria Estefan, Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, the Dixie Chicks, Kid Rock, Kevin James (The King of Queens), Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond), and Diana Krall. Critically acclaimed and immensely popular, actor-comedian Jon Stewart will host the Grammy Awards for the second consecutive year.

We hear that the odds favour Alicia Keys for the top slot. She’s the “It Girl” of music. Her debut album, Songs In A Minor, has already reached triple-platinum status and spawned blockbuster Number One hits. This year she has six nominations for the Grammy. At the 2002 American Musical Awards, Keys was honoured with six nominations. In the 2001 Billboard Music Awards, she garnered seven nominations and walked away with the Female New Artist of The Year Award.

In 1998, Keys signed with Arista Records to continue the process of writing, producing, and recording the debut that she was working on since the age of 14.

In late 1999, Keys decided to join Clive Davis, the high-profile recording executive responsible for the success of Janis Joplin, Bruce Springsteen, and Santana, and his new record label, J Records.

Keys saw this as an opportunity to grow, and Davis, being the legendary record mogul that he is, has been relentlessly hyping the piano-playing prodigy ever since. Alicia Keys was born of Italian and African-American parentage, and raised in Manhattan. Her mother encouraged her to take up piano lessons from the age of five, and the piano eventually became one of her true passions in life. Alicia’s stock will skyrocket when the remake of A Star Is Born becomes reality.

By K. Satyamurty

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