INTRODUCING: HOT CHELLE RAE!

Source: www.hotchellerae.com
Before Hot Chelle Rae “fueled up the Jeep with bubbly elastifunk and breezy hip-hop swagger” (as Entertainment Weekly put it) with their brand new single “I Like It Like That,” the Nashville-based quartet scored a bonafide breakthrough smash hit over the last several months with “Tonight Tonight.”

Declared “one of the catchiest pop-rock anthems of the summer” by USA Today, “Tonight Tonight” crashed into the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in July like an unruly teenager, shot to No. 1 at Hot AC radio in September, was certified double-platinum in the U.S., and certified platinum in Canada and Australia. Meanwhile, its hilarious video (featuring a cameo by guitarist Nash Overstreet‟s brother, Glee‟s Chord Overstreet) has racked up nearly 30 million views online, energizing the group‟s active, devoted fan base. But it wasn’t until Jon Stewart sang a snippet of its chorus on The Daily Show that the band realized just how thoroughly “Tonight Tonight” had penetrated the mainstream.

“That was crazy,” recalls frontman Ryan Follese. “I was in my bunk on the bus when Jamie shouted, “Jon Stewart just sang our song!‟ I love The Daily Show so much, I couldn‟t believe it. The episode was airing again later in the night, so we stayed up to watch.” Adds Jamie: “I don‟t know if Jon Stewart even likes the song, but I don‟t care because it was so awesome. As long as he knows it, I am extremely happy.”

What’s not to like? With its once-heard-never purged melody, “la la la” refrain, and sly references
to Zach Galifinakis, the song is a shameless crowdpleaser. It has also been a game-changer for this
hard-working young band, which formed in 2005, released its debut album, the dance-rock oriented
Lovesick Electric, in 2009, and has been waiting for its break-out moment ever since. Hot Chelle Rae‟s
time has arrived with the band‟s new album, WHATEVER — an unstoppable fireball of radioready
tunes that finds them embracing who they really are: a band unabashedly in love with pop music.


Hot Chelle Rae began working on WHATEVER at the end 2010, traveling from Nashville to Los Angeles and New York for writing and recording sessions with various collaborators, including Emanuel Kiriakou (Jason Derulo, Selena Gomez), Evan Bogart (Adam Lambert, Rihanna), S*A*M & Sluggo (Boys Like Girls, Cobra Starship, Gym Class Heroes) and rising star production trio Andrew Goldstein, Dan Book, and Alexei Misoul. They emerged with a clutch of fizzy sing-alongs, like the current single “I Like It Like That” (featuring hip-hop duo New Boyz and inspired by memories of crazy nights out in Nashville), quirky break-up song “Honestly,” be-yourself anthem “Beautiful Freaks,” fingersnapper “Radio,” as well as heartfelt tracks like “Keep You With Me” and “Why Don‟t You Love Me.”

Through it all, the band keeps the melodies sleek, the harmonies tight, and the performances solid on WHATEVER, whose title is a playfully ironic comment on the hard work that went into writing and recording it. “The hardest thing to do is write is a simple pop song,” Ryan says. Adds Nash: “I read something this songwriter Jim Collins once said that stuck with me. He said, „If you can’t write a melody on piano with one finger, then it’s too complex for anyone to latch on to.‟” The band took that idea to heart, but made sure the other elements in the songs could pull their weight. “One of my favorite things about pop music is, obviously, the simplicity of the melodies, but the underlying tracks have to be really entertaining for the song to be any good,” Ian says.

The elegant ease of the songs is something only a band with serious chops could pull off, and indeed, all four members of Hot Chelle Rae have considerable musical pedigrees: brothers Ryan and Jamie are sons of A-List Nashville songwriters Keith and Adrienne Follese, Nash is the son of five-time BMI songwriter of
the year, Paul Overstreet; and Ian’s dad Phil Keaggy is a Grammynominated guitarist and multiple Dove Award recipient. Says Ryan, “My dad is a talented writer with a lot of hits to his credit and he has helped teach Jamie and me how to write great songs.”

Now Hot Chelle Rae is ready to cash in the chips it‟s earned with the success of “Tonight Tonight” and “I Like It Like That.” “Those songs set the stage for WHATEVER,” Ryan says. “It‟s loaded with feel-good, windows-down tunes that people can relate to and that are fun to play live.” The band spent the summer on the road with We The Kings and the fall touring with The Script in the US, along with a handful of headlining European tour dates. In early 2012 they will headline a tour across the United States before heading to Australia for a March arena tour with Taylor Swift, where they are sure to win over even more new admirers. “Our fans are so loyal and engaged,” Nash says. “The most fun we have playing live is when they are excited and singing along. It‟s really energizing to have them instantly giving it back to you. It keeps us going and hyped to carry on.”

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DAUGHTRY UNVEILS ALBUM ART AND TRACK LISTING FOR BREAK THE SPELL

Source: www.daughtryofficial.com

DAUGHTRY have revealed additional details including album artwork and track listing for its eagerly anticipated album, Break The Spell, out November 2011 from Ivory Music & Video, the exclusive licensee of Sony Music in the Philippines. The long awaited third album from the multi-platinum selling rock band includes the chart-climbing “Renegade” and “Crawling Back To You,” which is well on its way to becoming the band’s fifth No. 1 at the Hot AC format.   The new record will be released 5 years to the day from the release of their multi-platinum debut album in 2006. 


Break The Spell is a powerful collection of hooks and strong, rhythmic choruses that provide the perfect backdrop for frontman Chris Daughtry’s emotionally resonant voice. Every song was co-written by Chris with either one of his band-mates (guitarists Josh Steely ,  Brian Craddock and bassist Josh Paul) or collaborators such as Marti Frederiksen, Busbee and Bret James. Produced by Howard Benson, who worked on DAUGHTRY’S two previous chart-topping albums, Break The Spell allows the band room to grow musically while still maintaining its knack for distinctive, melodic pop-rock anthems.

Daughtry have scored 4 No. 1 hits, garnered 4 Grammy nominations, sold over 7 million albums and played sold out concerts around the world in less than 4 years. Daughtry’s self-titled debut was the fastest selling rock debut in Soundscan history and its follow up Leave This Town marked the quintet’s second consecutive No. 1 album. In addition to recording and touring, Daughtry is also dedicated to using its position to raise awareness about a number of charitable causes.

Track listing

1. Renegade
2. Crawling Back To You
3. Outta My Head
4. Start Of Something Good
5. Crazy
6. Break The Spell
7. We’re Not Gonna Fall
8. Gone Too Soon
9. Losing My Mind
10. Rescue Me
11. Louder Than Ever
12. Spaceship

Stay in touch with the latest on Daughtry:
http://www.daughtryofficial.com
http://www.twitter.com/chris_daughtry

http://www.myspace.com/daughtry

http://www.facebook.com/daughtry
http://www.last.fm/music/Daughtry

Stream Daughtry’s new singles:
Renegade: http://bit.ly/r8nbHG
Crawling Back To You: http://bit.ly/qlMM5c

[EVENT] JOIN U-KISS “BRAN NEW KISS” ALBUM LAUNCH ON OCT 22

Come join us for U-Kiss “Bran New KISS” Philippines album launch on October 22, 2011 at Astroplus The Block, Odyssey Megamall, Astroplus at the Mall of Asia and Odyssey Festival Mall. “Bran New KISS” is the fifth Korean mini-album of U-Kiss and features the song “0330” as the lead single. The mini-album is also their first release to feature new members AJ and Hoon.

This Special Asian Edition includes a 60-page Photo-Notebook, featuring pictures taken during their shoot for the mini-album. Freebies such as posters and button pins will be given away at the launch on October 22. KissMe’s will also have a chance to win U-Kiss life-size standees.

For more info about the launch, visit the following fan pages:
www.facebook.com/sonymusicphilippines
www.facebook.com/kissmepinay
www.facebook.com/astroplus1
www.facebook.com/odysseylive.net

U-Kiss “Bran New KISS” album will be available in all retail outlets by October 28, 2011.

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WAYS TO MEET & GREET WESTLIFE PLUS WATCH 2011 CONCERT!!!

Westlife fans! This is your chance to finally meet in person your favorite group. Come and join Astroplus and Odyssey’s Meet & Greet Westlife Promo which starts today! Check out the promo mechanics of each store below:

ASTROPLUS MEET AND GREET WESTLIFE PROMO! PROMO STARTS: SEPTEMBER 5, 2011

Source: Astroplus Facebook Page

1.Every purchase of participating Westlife CD / DVD at participating Astroplus / Asrovision stores entitles the customer to one raffle coupon.

2.Participating Westlife items are as follows:
a.Where We Are CD: P430
b.Gravity CD: P430
c.Westlife The Love Album: P375
d.Where We Are Tour DVD: P475
e.10 Years of Westlife DVD: P475

3.Fill-up the raffle coupon with your name, age, complete address, contact number, and e-mail address and drop it in drop boxes located at the counter.

4.Participating Astroplus and Astrovision branches include:
Megamall, The Block, MOA, Virramall, Festival Mall

5.Promo period is from Sept 5 – 23,2011

6.Claim your raffle coupon at the counter and fill it up with your name, age, complete address, contact number, e-mail address, concert ticket number/s and drop it in drop boxes located at the counter of participating stores.

7.Every album purchase and every concert tickets is equivalent to one entry. Concert tickets shall be stamped upon availing raffle entry.

8.Prizes at stake are the following:
a. 5 Westlife standees
c. 5 Westlife Upper A Concert tickets worth P1590 each
d. 5 meet and greet passes

9.A participant can win more than once.

10.Winners shall be drawn on Sept 23, 2011 at Astroplus Podium 5:00 p.m. in the presence of a DTI Representative

11.Promo period is from August 29, 2011 – September 23, 2011

12.Winners shall be notified through call, and registered mail.

13.To claim prizes, winners must present a valid ID, their official receipt and raffle stub. Meet and greet winners shall meet Westlife at the Araneta Coliseum on Sept, 29, 2011 6:00 p.m.. Concert ticket winners can claim their tickets from September 23 – 29 at Astroplus Podium during mall hours. Standee winners can claim their prize from September 31 – November 31 at Astroplus Podium.

14.Employees of Astroplus, Sony Music Philippines, Ivory Music and Video and Dayly Entertainment and their relatives up to the second degree of consanguinity is disqualified from joining the promo.

DTI Number to follow

ODYSSEY MEET AND GREET + WATCH WESTLIFE PROMO!

SOURCE: Odyssey Facebook Page

Step 1:
Purchase any Westlife album in any Odyssey Music & Video store nationwide.

Step 2:
Take a picture of yourself holding the album plus your other Westlife merchandise and email the picture to Promos@Odysseylive.net with your name, email address, contact details, a clear / readable scanned copy of your Odyssey receipt and in NOT MORE THAN 5 sentences, convince us why you deserve to win the Meet & Greet opportunity + a concert ticket.

Note: Please write Meet, Greet and Watch Westlife as the email subject.

Step 3:
Starting September 5, 2011 we will start uploading all qualified entries to Meet, Greet, and Watch Westlife Live Promo! album on our Facebook page.

Step 4:
Invite your friends to like your entry and to help you reach at least 500 votes / likes.
Note: Likes from fake accounts and fanpages will not be counted

Step 5:
On September 27, all entries who reached 500 votes or more will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Photo with Westlife album + merchandise 50%
  • “Why you should win” explanation 50%

Note: If only three (3) or less people reached the required number of votes / likes to qualify, they automatically win the grand prize.

Step 6:
Top three (3) entries with the highest score wins a Meet & Greet pass and a Westlife Live in Manila concert ticket each!

Step 7:
Winners will be announced via Odysseylive.net’s Facebook Fanpage. All winners will be notified by an Odysseylive.net representative on how to claim their prize. Winners must be able to present at least 2 valid I.Ds.

Note: Odyssey’s decision is final. All negative comments to any promo participant will be deleted. Odyssey will not be liable in the event that Westlife’s management cancels the meet and greet and / or concert.

SONY MUSIC RULING THE RETAIL CHARTS: David Archuleta & Stephanie Dan both at #1

Sony Music, locally distributed and marketed by Ivory Music & Video, is ruling the retail charts, capturing the top spots for both Astroplus and Odyssey, two of the top music retail outlets in the Philippines.

Topping the charts of Astroplus is Stephanie Dan’s Love To Love Acoustic. Stephanie says “The album is not just a collection of songs I enjoy singing but it’s almost like a personal diary. I like to quote others to better express myself so now I’ve covered songs to do just that. If I were to use food to describe the album it would be a tropical fruit platter with lightly dressed greens on the side.  It’s healthy and clean, light on the ears and heart.”     “Love to Love Acoustic” features Stephanie’s versions of hits like Katy Perry’s “Firework”, Jessie J’s “Price Tag,” Train’s “Hey Soul Sister,” Usher’s “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love,” Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now” and a lot more.  “The songs have been slowed down and mellowed out but it still retains the artists’ original mood and feeling.   They are all from my personal hit list.  Songs that reflect who I am, how I think, what I have felt and what I believe in,” Stephanie said.

Grab a copy of Stephanie Dan’s Love To Love Acoustic, available in music stores nationwide for only Php285.

Likewise, topping the charts of Odyssey Music & Video is David Archuleta’s.  It also includes four other tracks: Zero Gravity (from Spiderman), Love Don’t Hate, How To Breathe, and Wait. The repackage also includes Karaoke versions of the original music videos of : Crush, A Little Too Not Over You, Touch My Hand, and Something ‘Bout Love.  It also includes a Lyrics Booklet of the mentioned tracks. David Archuleta was recently in the country to promote his repackaged album. He also thrilled fans during his performance at the Araneta Colisuem. He also had a very successful mall tour, stopping at 3 malls, to the delight of fans.

Grab a copy of these certified hit albums from your favorite music store. Stephanie Dan – Love To Love Acoustic and David Archuleta – The Other Side Of Down : Asian Tour Edition, available in all music stores nationwide.

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