WILLOW SMITH “FIREBALL” MUSIC VIDEO — OUT NOW!

The hot music video of Willow Smith for her new song ‘FIREBALL’ featuring Nicki Minaj finally premieres on . The video which was shot in Los Angeles during the first week of November, is Directed by Hype Williams.

Check out the video below and visit willowsmith.com for the latest news/updates!

 

HOT NEW MUSIC VIDEOS FROM SONY MUSIC INT’L ROSTER (Part 15)

Check out the latest music videos from Big Time Rush, One Direction, The Fray, Foster The People, Hot Chelle Rae, Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson, Daughtry and T-Pain.

Big Time Rush “Music Sounds Better With You”
“Music Sounds Better With You” is the first single of Big Time Rush’s forthcoming second album ELEVATE. The new songs are also featured in the second season of their Nickelodeon hit show Big Time Rush. The band will be hitting the road in February 2012 for the Better With U Tour starting in Las Vegas. The tour is going to be a boy-band spectacular, as British sensations One Direction will be the opening act for most of the shows. ELEVATE will be out in stores early 2012.

One Direction “What Makes You Beautiful”
One Direction is one of X-Factor 2010 finalists and a signed artist under Simon Cowell’s Syco label. The group are winning the heart of millions of fan girls all over the world with their hit “What Makes You Beautiful,” the first single from their upcoming debut album ‘Up All  Night’ which will be out in stores early 2012.

The Fray “HeartBeat”
“Heartbeat”, the first single of their upcoming album Scars and Stories. “Heartbeat” was written by The Fray’s front man Isaac Slade and Guitarist Joseph King. The song was inspired by a real life and very poignant encounter Isaac had with a genocide survivor in Ruanda. The music video was shot on the California coast north of Malibu the night of October 14, 2011 and directed by Justin Francis.  In the directors words:”On the surface it’s a beach party performance video, but it’s really about people coming together and sharing a common experience, and enjoying a once-in-a-lifetime evening together” – Justin Francis

Foster The People “Call It What You Want”
“Call It What You Want” is the 3rd single from indie pop band Foster The People’s ‘Torches’ album. The music video was directed by Ace Norton (who also directed the video for “Helena Beat”) where the band goes through a series of odd behaviors from the comforts of a lavish estate. Torches album is now out in stores, do grab a copy.

Hot Chelle Rae “Like It Like That”
American Music Awards New Artist nominee “Hot Chelle Rae” is riding high with the success of their two irresistible pop singles “Tonight Tonight” and their latest “I Like It Like That.” Both songs are included in their album, “Whatever.” The music video for “I Like It Like That” features live footage of the band performing and behind the scenes footage of the band. Hot Chelle Rae is currently on tour with The Script and will be opening for Taylor Swift on her Australian tour dates in March 2012. Their album “Whatever” is now available in music stores.

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[VIDEO] SHENG BELMONTE BACK WITH “ANG GALING-GALING MO” FEAT. GLOC-9

Sheng Belmonte is back with “Ang Galing-Galing Mo” featuring Gloc-9. This is her 2nd single from her self-titled debut album. Relive the Manila sound with this remake of Ella del Rosario’s disco-classic hit. Watch the full music video now!

MICHAEL BOLTON GEMS – THE DUETS COLLECTION

Source: www.michaelbolton.com

Michael Bolton will release his 21st studio album titled Gems – The Duets Collection  via Sony Music, locally distributed by Ivory Music & Video. The new album will feature productions by acclaimed songwriters, producers and musicians including David Foster, Dann Huff, Rudy Perez and A.R. Rahman. The album will be available for pre-purchase on www.michaelbolton.com.

Gems – The Duets Collection includes exciting musical collaborations with Grammy Award®-Winning Country Super Group, Rascal Flatts, Oscar Award®-Winning Composer/Producer, A.R. Rahman, International Pop Superstar, Seal, Australian singing sensation, Delta Goodrem and the famed late vocalist Eva Cassidy.

“It was an incredibly rewarding experience recording this album,” said Bolton. “The opportunity to work with legendary talent like David Foster, Dan Huff, A.R. Rahman and some of the absolute greatest singers and recording artists in the entire world was inspiring. I can’t wait to share the special music we all created with the world.”

“We heard that Michael wanted to write something with us. We all kept telling ourselves, ‘It’s like, Michael Bolton! Come on – he’s one of the greatest singers on the planet,” said country trio Rascal Flatts. “He wanted to get the whole band involved and make this thing really fresh and new. It was just so cool that we had a chance to get together and write this killer song called ‘Love is Everything.'”

David Foster cooked up a duet featuring Bolton singing “When a Man Loves a Woman” and Seal joining in with James Brown’s “It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World.” Foster said, “I woke up at 6 AM one morning with the idea that these two songs could go together, with these two great voices from different genres, and they embraced it. This is a powerful, powerful moment. It’s a real shootout, and it’s impossible to say who wins, because they’re both so amazing.”

“When I first met Michael, we got to talking about music, philosophy, the universe, and many things that we had in common,” shared A.R. Rahman. “I wanted Michael to do a bit of singing that he’s never done before, without compromising on his musicality.”

“He’s a very great human being and we had a lot of fun,” Chris Botti said. “There aren’t singers like Michael anymore. He can sing anything from classical music to jazz to something like [“You Are So Beautiful”], it’s so unbelievably soulful.”

Track listing is as follows:

“Love Is Everything” feat. Rascal Flatts

“Fields Of Gold” feat. Eva Cassidy

“Sajna” feat. A.R. Rahman

“Pride (In The Name Of Love)” feat. Anne Akiko Meyers

“I’m Not Ready” feat. Delta Goodrem

“Over The Rainbow” feat. Paula Fernandes

“When A Man Loves a Woman/It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World” medley feat. Seal

“The Prayer” feat. Lara Fabian

“You Are So Beautiful” feat. Chris Botti

“Make You Feel My Love” feat. Helene Fischer

“Hallelujah” feat. MB’s Childrens Choir

“Steel Bars” feat. Orianthi

David Foster’s New Angel: JACKIE EVANCHO

Source: www.jackieevancho.com

Album features duets with Susan Boyle & Barbra Streisand

also inlcudes timeless classics like

When You Wish Upon A Star, Nella Fantasia, and Angel

Produced and arranged by the Hitman, David Foster, Jackie Evancho’s Dream With Me fulfills the promise of O Holy Night, Jackie’s major label debut, a seasonal collection which became 2010’s #1 best-selling debut recording with sales exceeding 1 million units. Dream with Me features a repertoire of classical arias and pop classics handpicked to suit Jackie’s angelic voice. Her range is so great that she ably shifts from the Disney classic “When You Wish Upon A Star” to Puccini’s “Nessun Dorma.” Other highlights include two extraordinary superstar duets showcasing the young vocalist performing with music legend Barbra Streisand (“Somewhere” from West Side Story) and international phenomenon Susan Boyle (“A Mother’s Prayer”) The album is produced by the legendary David Foster, a sixteen-time Grammy winner (including three Producer of the Year trophies) who has worked with Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Michael Bublé, Beyoncé, Prince, Barbra Streisand and many others. “I can say without a doubt that working with Jackie on Dream With Me was truly phenomenal. Her natural ability and the depth of her understanding of the musical process left me speechless. I think we have created a musical experience that will thrill audiences of every age. She was a pure joy to work with and I had a front row seat to one of the next great talents of our time,” said David Foster.

Jackie Evancho, the tiny 10-year old Pittsburgh child prodigy with the extraordinarily big voice and perfect pitch, was first heard by millions of people sing on “America’s Got Talent.”

After coming in second place to a 20-year old opera singer, Jackie entered more contests as her talents blossomed. She caught the attention of Grammy-winning producer David Foster, when she won a regional competition that allowed her to sing as Foster accompanied her on piano. “He thought her voice was extraordinary,”. She performed the National Anthem at the Pittsburgh Pirates 2010 home opener, as well as at an event honoring Chuck Yeager.

It seems unfathomable now, but Jackie’s appearance on “AGT” came after other brushes with the show were met with rejection.   She auditioned twice for “AGT” in person in Philadelphia and the producers passed on her.  It wasn’t until her parents submitted a YouTube audition for “AGT,” almost on a whim, that she finally found her home on center stage.

“I saw a video with [“AGT” host] Nick Cannon saying they were doing YouTube auditions,” Mike recalls. “We decided to put something up and then we forgot about it.”

The viewers who watched Jackie’s stunning audition submission couldn’t forget what they’d witnessed. She earned the most fan votes through the YouTube competition, awarding her the twelfth spot among the slate of “AGT” contestants for the show’s fifth season.

Her first on-air performance, in which she sung Puccini’s “O Mio Babbino Caro” was transcendent, shocking and delighting the surprised audience. That debut appearance remains a highlight for Jackie. “She thrives on stage and the applause and to have these judges recognizing her, it did mean a lot to her,” Mike says.

The judges were instantly smitten. “I can’t believe that from this tiny body, this huge mature voice you have,” said Sharon Osbourne.  Piers Morgan said, “This is one of the most extraordinary performances that I’ve ever seen on ‘America’s Got Talent’.” Howie Mandel simple stated, “You’re an angel. You’re a superstar.”

She further wowed everyone with her subsequent performances of “Time to Say Goodbye,” made famous by her idols, Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman; Webber’s version of “Pie Jesu,” and, in the finale, the classic “Ava Maria.” Her sterling appearances sent sales of her self-made independent release, “Prelude to a Dream” soaring up Billboard’s Top Classical Crossover Albums Chart, where it peaked at No. 2.

The “AGT” runner up has nothing but fond memories of her time on the show.  “It was amazing to be on ‘America’s Got Talent’ because it’s really helped me to reach my dreams,” said Jackie. “It’s helped me to show off my talent and helped me to realize how fun what I do is.”

When it came time to make her first post-”AGT” recording, there was no question that she would continue in the classical crossover genre. Including traditional Christmas carols seemed like a natural fit.

“It seemed appropriate for her voice as an introduction outside of ‘America’s Got Talent,’” Mike says. “We have to find what’s appropriate for a 10-year old girl.”

Keeping her extraordinary life as normal as possible is vital to Mike and Lisa, Jackie’s parents. “She gets in trouble like any other 10 year old,” Mike says. “There are times she can’t play with her friends because her homework isn’t done…She has to do the normal chore stuff: clean her room, straighten up.”

But most 10 year olds haven’t decided what to be when they grow up. As Jackie told WPXI, “my dream is to make a career out of this.” Yet, even at a tender age, she unselfishly realizes her success can inspire others. “If they have a dream, they should always go for it because that’s what happened to me and my dream came true.”

And that dream is just beginning.

Grab a copy of DREAM WITH ME, available in music stores nationwide, only from Sony Music and Ivory Music & Video.