From the popular “Pure Series” comes this new batch of Pure compilations. “Pure… Love” features some of the most popular love songs from the Sony music catalog. Set your heart on fire with music from Whitney Houston (“The Greatest Love Of All”), Cyndi Lauper (“Time After Time”) and Leona Lewis (“Bleeding Love”). This is one compilation that everyone will certainly love to have!

Release Date: October 25, 2011
Price: PHP250.00

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Disc 1:
1. Greatest Love Of All – Whitney Houston
2. (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
3. I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) – Aretha Franklin & George Michael
4. Bleeding Love – Leona Lewis
5. Think Twice – Celine Dion
6. So Amazing – Luther Vandross
7. Keep On Loving You – REO Speedwagon
8. Without You – Harry Nilsson
9. If You Don’t Know Me By Now – Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
10. Piece Of My Heart – Erma Franklin
11. Can’t Helping Falling In Love – Elvis Presley & The Jordanaires
12. If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time – R. Kelly
13. Stay With You – John Legend
14. Someone Should Tell You – Lemar
15. If You Love Me – Brownstone
16. Baby I Love U! – Jennifer Lopez
17. Un-Break My Heart – Toni Braxton

Disc 2:
1. If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
2. Your Love Is King – Sade
3. Me And Mrs. Jones – Billy Paul
4. When A Man Loves A Woman – Michael Bolton
5. I Wonder Why – Curtis Stigers
6. I Will Always Love You – Dolly Parton
7. I Live For You – Marvin Gaye
8. Love Is Forever – Billy Ocean
9. Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Andy Williams
10. To Love Somebody – Nina Simone
11. Stay – Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs
12. Be My Baby – The Ronettes
13. All By Myself – Eric Carmen
14. Misty – Johnny Mathis
15. The Look Of Love – Kenny G.
16. Can’t Stay Away From You – Gloria Estefan
17. Born To Make You Happy – Britney Spears

Disc 3:
1. Total Eclipse Of The Heart – Bonnie Tyler
2. Sign Your Name – Terence Trent D’Arby
3. Everytime You Go Away – Paul Young
4. I’ll Never Love This Way Again – Dionne Warwick
5. I Turn To You – Christina Aguilera
6. Nice & Slow – Usher
7. Shake You Down – Gregory Abbott
8. How ‘Bout Us – Champaign
9. La-La Means I Love You – The Delfonics
10. The Very Thought Of You – Tony Bennett
11. Fever – Bette Midler
12. Find My Love – Fairground Attraction
13. Kiss On My List – Daryl Hall & John Oates
14. I Won’t Hold You Back – Toto
15. Amazed – Lonestar
16. Shiver – Natalie Imbruglia
17. My Love – Westlife

Disc 4:
1. Underneath Your Clothes – Shakira
2. Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper
3. Por Ti Sere (You Raise Me Up) – Il Divo
4. Annie’s Song – John Denver
5. Can’t Smile Without You – Barry Manilow
6. Put Your Head On My Shoulders – Paul Anka
7. Magic Moments – Perry Como
8. A Thing Called Love – Johnny Cash
9. Perfect Day – Lou Reed
10. If You’re Lookin’ For A Way Out – Odyssey
11. That Ole Devil Called Love – Alison Moyet
12. See The Day – Dee C. Lee
13. Wherever You Will Go – The Calling
14. You & Me Song – The Wannadies
15. Love Song – Sara Bareilles
16. As Long as You Love Me – Backstreet Boys
17. The Power Of Love – Jennifer Rush


From the popular “Pure Series” comes this new batch of Pure compilations. “Pure… Christmas” features some of the most popular Christmas songs from the Sony music catalog including the pop christmas classic “Last Christmas” by Wham!, and “Feliz Navidad” by Jose Feliciano. This compilation certainly has something for everyone and will definitely be a sure stocking stuffer this Christmas!

Release Date: October 18, 2011
Price: PHP250.00

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Disc 1:
1. Last Christmas – Wham!
2. Mary’s Boy Child/ Oh My Lord – Boney M.
3. It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year – Andy Williams
4. Sleigh Ride – The Ronettes
5. Must Be Santa – Bob Dylan
6. Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town – Frank Sinatra
7. Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt
8. Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley
9. Jingle Bell Rock – Daryl Hall & John Oates
10. Cool Yule – Bette Midler
11. Frosty The Snowman – Willie Nelson
12. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer – John Denver
13. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow – The Great British Barbershop Boys
14. Zat You Santa Claus – Buster Poindexter And His Banshee Of Blues
15. Winter Wonderland – Tony Bennett
16. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) – Mel Torme
17. When A Child Is Born – Johnny Mathis

Disc 2:
1. The First Noel – Whitney Houston
2. World Christmas – R. Kelly
3. Christmas Day – Dido
4. Early Christmas Morning – Cyndi Lauper
5. Rockin’ Little Christmas – Shakin’ Stevens
6. My Only Wish (This Year) – Britney Spears
7. It’s Gonna Be A Cold, Cold Christmas – Dana
8. White Christmas – Michael Bolton
9. C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S – Jim Reeves
10. Pretty Paper – Roy Orbison
11. I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day – Harry Belafonte
12. Away In A Manger – Julie Andrews
13. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – Jimmy Boyd
14. Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) – Gene Autry
15. We Three Kings – Dolly Parton
16. Kissin’ Christmas – Bobby Vinton
17. It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas – Perry Como

Disc 3:
1. Feliz Navidad – Jose Feliciano
2. Joy To The World – Aretha Franklin
3. Little Drummer Boy – Johnny Cash
4. Ding! Dong! Merrily On High – Roger Whitaker
5. Deck The Halls – Vic Damone
6. Jingle Bells – Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
7. I’ll Be Home For Christmas – Doris Day
8. All I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth) – Spike Jones And His City Slickers
9. Silver Bells – Jerry Vale
10. Remember (Christmas) – Harry Nilsson
11. Christmas For The Free – Argent
12. O Little Town Of Bethlehem – Mahalia Jackson
13. Please Come Home For Christmas – Luther Vandross
14. Give Love On Christmas Day – SWV
15. Silent Night – Bros
16. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear – The Manhattan Transfer
17. Ave Maria, Dolce Maria – Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo & Luciano Pavarotti

Disc 4:
1. Happy X’mas (War Is Over) – Celine Dion
2. The Power Of Love (La Fuerza Mayor) – Il Divo
3. God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen – Kenny G.
4. Grown-Up Christmas List – Monica
5. Christmas Time – Backstreet Boys
6. Holiday Celebrate – Toni Braxton
7. I Don’t Wanna Spend One More Christmas Without You – N’Sync
8. Merry, Merry Christmas – New Kids On The Block
9. It’s Christmas Time Again – Jessica Simpson
10. Merry X-Mas Everybody – Steps
11. It’s Christmas – Modern Talking
12. Do You Hear What I Hear – Gladys Knight & The Pips
13. Happy Holiday – Percy Faith & His Orchestra & Chorus
14. We Wish You A Merry Christmas – Patti Page
15. O Christmas Tree – Mario Lanza
16. O Holy Night – Paul Potts


SOURCE: www.kellyclarkson.com

Since bursting onto the music scene 10 years ago, Kelly Clarkson has released 4 studio albums (Thankful, Breakaway, My December, All I Ever Wanted), sold over 20 million albums worldwide, 10 million albums in the US and has had 7 singles in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.  She is the recipient of 2 Grammy Awards, 2 American Music Awards, 2 MTV Awards and 11 Billboard Awards.  Clarkson’s last effort, 2009’s All I Ever Wanted debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and produced the smash singles “My Life Would Suck Without You” and “Already Gone.”

Kelly Clarkson has this to say about the first single, “Mr. Know It All” was the last song that we got for the album, and we’d already kind of finished the album. And it came about through—my manager called me and my A&R guy Jeff Aldrich, too, had gotten this song, and they said, “Oh, they’d really love her to sing it.” I was like, “Oh man we’re done with the album, come on…” And they sent me the song and then I said, “Ok cool, I’ll listen, it might be great, you never know.” And it was. I love the song. It’s super sassy; it’s different from everything else that is on the radio. It’s different from what I’ve done, or released especially as a first single, so um… It’s a real sassy and fun song and I love the point of, like, people think they know you but they don’t ‘cause there’s many different sides to people, so it’s ignorant to think you know someone completely, so um… I love that mentality.

Clarkson co-wrote five tracks on Stronger, a process she feels is therapeutic. Her favorite song on the album is “You Love Me,” which she says she wrote following an incident that she thought would break her. “It was probably the most hurt I’ve ever been in my life,” she admits. “But by writing about it, I got to work through it and get it out of my system.” The remainder of the songs were written by a host of A-list songsmiths, including Rodney Jerkins, Ester Dean, Bonnie McKee, and Toby Gad, whom Clarkson says really took the time to get to know her style. She also credits her producers, Jerkins, Kurstin, Abraham, and Gad among them, for what she says is the biggest difference between Stronger and her previous albums.

“What separates this album are the vocals,” she says. “They sound richer and fuller, and, for the first time, how I sound when I’m performing live. The producers I worked with just let me sing and be me. They didn’t strip away the personality. And it was one of those things where if the people I’m working with have confidence in me, I have more confidence in myself and that changed everything. I can’t wait to perform these songs on tour. I think that’s the best way to get to know an artist, and where you get to see actual personality, because we can’t hide much onstage.”

And how does she think her fans around going to react to Stronger? “I have an indication that they know they’re going to love it,” she says. “I ran into a fan the other day in Target. It was a mom and her daughter and they were just like, ‘Oh my God, we don’t even care what you put out if you could just put something out.’ It’s funny, they didn’t even care what it was. I love that people still get excited about new music.

STRONGER available in music stores nationwide starting November 2011, only from Ivory Music & Video, the official licensee of Sony Music in the Philippines.


Source: rocnation.com/j-cole

Selling 217,000 copies, Roc Nation artist, J. Cole has scored the #1 album in the country with his debut release Cole World: The Sideline Story. Rolling Stone praises Cole’s “killer punch lines” and USA Today declares “it’s Cole’s own impressive skills that got him into the game and off the sidelines for good.”

This release not only puts J.Cole at the top of the charts, Cole World: The Sideline Story is officially the biggest debut album from a new artist this year and the first debut album by a solo artist to debut in the # 1 position in over 17 months. In addition, J. Cole has scored the biggest digital album debut from a new artist since January 2010.

“J. Cole’s success is testament to amazing artist development and Cole’s hard work,” stated Shawn “JAY Z “ Carter. “I want to congratulate him on a #1 album and more importantly a great body of work.”

“J Cole personifies humility and grace with edge and depth. As an MC, his point of view speaks to and represents me. I’m proud and blessed to be a part of his journey!” added Mark Pitts, President of Urban Music, Sony / JIVE Records and CEO, Bystorm Entertainment.

The mostly self-produced album was propelled by the first single, “Work Out,” which Entertainment Weekly celebrated as, “well worth the wait.” The follow-up single is the Brian Kidd produced banger, “Can’t Get Enough” featuring the multi-platinum artist, Trey Songz.

J.Cole received enormous support from BET, MTV and MTV2. He was the first artist to kick off MTV2’s new music franchise, Sucker Free Road to Release as well as being profiled as an MTV PUSH Artist. BET named J. Cole a “Music Matters” artist, he performed on the 2010 BET Awards and BET Hip Hop Awards, and he appeared on 106th & Park six times over the past year, which culminated with his BET 106 & Park takeover on September 27th.

J.Cole has taken audiences by storm and has also earned rave reviews for his critically-acclaimed mixtape, Friday Night Lights and for his opening slot on international superstar Rihanna’s LOUD Tour this summer. He is currently headlining Cole World…World Tour across the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

With the ability to write thought provoking songs packed with sharp wit and clever lines, Cole is able to connect with listeners in a way that is seldom seen among MCs today. Cole’s unique abilities have led him to successful tours with Rihanna and Drake, an appearance on JAY Z’s “A Star Is Born” (Blueprint 3), as well as the covers of the Source, XXL, and being named one of BET’s “Rising Icons”.

Cole World: The Sideline Story available October 2011 in music stores nationwide only from Ivory Music & Video, the official licensee of Sony Music in the Philippines.



SonyMusicPh and Ivory Music & Video is giving all Lenka Pinoy fans a chance to watch Lenka live and upclose on October 9, 2011 at the World Trade Center Hall D. Simply bring your copy of Lenka’s album and present it at the venue on the day of the concert to avail a 50% off on your ticket.

Hurry! Buy your albums now at major record stores to experience this heart skipping event of the year!