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Weekly Entertainment Blog - #12

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to the twelfth edition of my Weekly Entertainment Blog.

So the X Factor is back on our screens with new judges Tulisa (singer from the UK group N Dubz), Gary Barlow (singer/songwriter of Take That) and Kelly Rowland (solo singer an singer of Destiny’s Child).  I was quite happy with the choice of judges this year as I previously could not comprehend when the producers of the show selected artists such as Cheryl Cole and Danni Minogue  as judges when most of the acts that come on the show sing better than them, so I was glad to see that they finally had reputable artists as judges this year.

Gary Barlow and Kelly Rowland are currently my favourite judges because they seem to really want to find that artist that has the “X Factor.”

Every year my friends and family urge me to enter the X Factor but I always choose not to as I want to see what I can achieve on my own before entering and giving up all my creative rights.  However having seen artist that were runner’s up such as JLS become successful has given me some hope because let’s face it, the public do not always get it right?  I mean what happened to Shayne Ward, I thought he was a very good artist, he had the voice, the looks and confidence but then he comes out with singles that just don’t sell??  This is strange for this to happen to someone that won one of the biggest shows on UK television don't you think?  Then again the choice of songs weren’t great in my opinion.

I still cannot believe that Alexandra Burke has not “blown up” overseas? As much as Leona has an incredible voice, Alexandra is an all round Entertainer and has a great personality- so what has gone wrong for her?  I Personally think that she has not had the right songs “penned” for her!  I think she needs to team up with the likes of Ne-Yo, Kanye West and feature  on tracks with the likes of  Eminem, Bruno Mars, Marroon 5 and Christina Aguilera to get the recognition that she deserves.

The Official Charts Company - top 20 biggest-selling X Factor singles of all-time

"Exclusively compiled by the OCC, these are the top 20 biggest-selling singles from X Factor artists"

Biggest-selling winner's single: Alexandra Burke - Hallelujah

Biggest-selling non-winner's single: JLS - Beat Again

Biggest-selling male single: Shayne Ward - That's My Goal

Biggest-selling female single: Alexandra Burke - Hallelujah

Biggest-selling group single: JLS - Beat Again

 

Best-selling acts (not including the group songs):

1) Leona Lewis - 3,065,000 (with five singles)

2) Alexandra Burke - 2,440,000 (with four singles)

3) JLS - 1,450,000 (with four singles)

4) Shayne Ward - 1,320,000 (with two singles)

5) Joe McElderry - 790,000 (with one single)

 

Aaliyah

16 Jan 1979- 25 Aug 2001

Last month was the 10-year anniversary of Aaliyah’s death.

Aaliyah is one of my favorite artists and she always inspired me with her warm personality, catchy songs and sultry vocals.  I still cannot believe such a beautiful, gifted artist was taken from us at such a young age.  I truly will ensure Aaliyah will live on from me and when I have children etc I will play her music to them so they know about one of the greatest young R&B female artists of the 90s.  Let’s face it, some of this new R&B crap does not compare to 90s R&B!

There apparently is an upcoming biopic about Aaliyah in the works and Canadian singer Keisha Chante is to play Aaliyah.  The film is slated to be released in 2012.  I really hope this is true because I would be the first one at the movie theatre to watch this!

You may be interested to know that Central Park Conservancy and New York City have dedicated a Weeping Willow tree to Aaliyah on the pond in central park. It is located right next to Strawberry Fields. This Weeping Willow tree was endowed in memory of Aaliyah by her family.  Click here for more information

Watch tribute video to Aaliyah below

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Tupac Shakur

16 June 1971- Sept 1996

This month was 15 years since the death of Tupack Shakur.

Along with Biggie Smalls, Tupac Shakur is one of my favourite rappers and although some of his songs were quite raw, such as “how do you want it’ he had songs such as “Dear Mama,”  “I ain’t mad at cha” and “Keep your Head up” that simply touched my heart.

I always wonder what type of music Tupac and Biggie would be doing if they were still alive, I personally think they would be keeping the Hip Hop game alive and their presence would make other rappers work harder as their lyrical skills/content was up to par unlike most of these rappers that are out nowadays rapping about the same old thing!  Creativity is the key- shame not many rappers are in possession of that key.

Tupac “Keep your head up” video

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UK TOP 10

****NEW NUMBER 1****:

****NEW NUMBER 1****:

1. Dappy- No Regrets

2. Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger (feat. Christina Aguilera

3. One Direction- What makes you beautiful

4. Jason Derulo- It girl

5. James Morrison- I won’t let you go

6. Pixie Lott – All About Tonight

7. Ed Sheeran- you need me, I don’t need you

8. Olly Murs- Heart skips a beat (feat Rizzle Kicks)

9. Damien Rice- Cannonball

10. Will Young- Jealousy


 

WHO IS NUMBER ONE IN THE USA?

BILLBOARD 200

****NEW NUMBER 1 ******

1. LADAY ANTEBELLUM- OWN THE NIGHT

HOT 100

1. Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger (feat. Christina Aguilera)

POP

1. Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger (feat. Christina Aguilera)

R&B & HIP HOP

1.  I’M ON ONE- DJ KHALID FEAT LIL WAYNE, DRAKE, RICK ROSS

RAP

1.  THA CARTER IV- LIL WAYNE

LATIN

1.  DON OMAR- TABOO

Thanks for reading the twelth entertainment blog for rochellearthurs.com, hope you enjoyed it and stay tuned for the next post!


 

 

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