Friday, August 31, 2012

Taylor Swift's 'Never Ever' Fever Persists At No. 1 On Hot 100

Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" logs a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, while Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen's collaboration "Good Time" reaches the top 10.

Swift stays at the summit, with digital sales for "Never" dropping significantly, a contrast to the song's strong airplay gains. "Never" spends a second week at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart with 307,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, a 51% slide from its debut on the list last week with sales of 623,000, an opening-week sum that marked the best for a song by a woman in SoundScan history. In its first two weeks of digital availability, "Never" has sold 930,000 downloads.

Such a drop-off in second-week digital sales is typical for titles that make monstrous first-week splashes. Even with its decline, "Never" becomes one of just five songs this year to sell more than 300,000 downloads in multiple weeks. Fun.'s "We Are Young" (featuring Janelle Monae) tallied seven such weeks; Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" (featuring Kimbra), six; and, LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know It" and Maroon 5's "Payphone" (featuring Wiz Khalifa), two each.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Carrie Underwood - Blown Away

Nice to be back in this blog....

It's been a long time not writing in this blog, so for the comeback post I talk about my favorite American Idol of all time and she is Carrie Underwood.

Carrie Underwood released her new single called "Blown Away". I knew this song when she perform at American Idol this year and immediately I like this song a lot. I've been waiting for the video come out and now the video come out and I like the video. Congratulation too for her because the album can debut in number one of Billboard Top 200, the album name same exactly like this song "Blown Away". Yeah, I really blown away by her because she is a pretty girl, has a wonderful voice and also the career of her it so amazing.

I play this song again and again, I fell in love with this song a lot and big chance that this song will be in my number one playlist of this week. Let see..... Unfortunately country song not really popular in my country, so very rare to hear this type kind of song in my country, but because I am the one of biggest fans of Carrie Underwood, I will search and update her music all the time.

"Blown Away" is a dark song. The song tell about the girl who has a pain from her father. The song so dark and the video exactly explain the story of the song. Love Carrie, Love the song and nice video too....

Rate for the song: 5 Stars
Rate for the video: 4,5 Stars

Here it is the official video clip from Carrie Underwood with Blown Away

and here it is when Carrien Underwood perform the song live in Billboard Music Awards 2012

and here it is the lyrics of "Blown Away"...... if somebody have a story like in this song, I really believe that this song will really connect to that person a lot. For the lyrics thanks to MetroLyrics.

Dry lightning cracks across the skiesThose storm clouds gather in her eyesHer daddy was a mean old misterMama was an angel in the groundThe weather man called for a twisterShe prayed blow it down

There’s not enough rain in OklahomaTo wash the sins out of that houseThere’s not enough wind in OklahomaTo rip the nails out of the past

[Chorus:]Shatter every window 'til it’s all blown away,Every brick, every board, every slamming door blown away'til there’s nothing left standing,Nothing left of yesterdayEvery tear-soaked whiskey memory blown away,Blown away

She heard those sirens screaming outHer daddy laid there passed out on the couchShe locked herself in the cellar[ From: ]Listened to the screaming of the windSome people called it taking shelterShe called it sweet revenge

[Chorus:]Shatter every window 'til it’s all blown away,Every brick, every board, every slamming door blown away'til there’s nothing left standing,Nothing left of yesterdayEvery tear-soaked whiskey memory blown away,Blown away

There’s not enough rain in OklahomaTo wash the sins out of that houseThere’s not enough wind in OklahomaTo rip the nails out of the past

Shatter every window 'til it’s all blown away (blown away)Every brick, every board, every slamming door blown away (blown away)'til there’s nothing left standing,Nothing left of yesterday (blown away)Every tear-soaked whiskey memory blown away,

Blown away, blown away, blown away, blown away

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

American Idol 11 : Top 9 Performance - Sing a Song From Their Idol

Colton Dixon – Everything
Colton really touched my heart with this performance. Nice opening performance. Love this kid so much and agree with Randy this kid can win this competition because week after week he give the best he can do and trying to give fresh performance. Still supporting on you, Colton. Go Colton!!!...

Skylar Laine - Gunpowder and Lead
She comeback to the performance that I liked, but I don’t know I’m not jumping off my chair like I saw her performance in semi final (Top 12 Female). Skylar definitely nail the song with undenial great voice, she also again give her swagger in her performance, but I don’t know why I just missing something with this performance. If I looked just Skylar performance that was good and strong, but if I must compared to the other contestants in the top 9… this performance just okay and good performance. I’m afraid of her position and maybe she will be in the first time in the bottom three and the bad thing is she is going home.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

American Idol Top 10 : Tribute To Billy Joel

Deandre Brackensick - Only The Good Die Young
I think the genre like this is really suit for Deandre, but I don't know why I got bored when hear the performance by him goes to the end. In the beginning and till the middle, it still nice, but in theend part Deandre like doing nothing and just stay with nothing improvement. Just okay for me, but great song choice because the song is stuck in my head.

Erika Van Pelt - New York State of Mind
I think this performance much better than last week, but for me "The Edge of Glory" performance is still the best performance by her. Overall was good, nice and strong vocal performance, but I think lack of moment. This performance was good, but not easy to enjoy this performance and a little bit forgettable or maybe Erika had a trouble to making  moments in her performance because last three performance the moment was not so strong than the other contestants. It cause her to be a forgettable contestant in my opinion. The memorable performance by her just only "The Edge of Glory". Must hard work more for Erika.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Top 24 American Idol of All Time 2012 (Part 3 - Final Part)

8. Ruben Studdard (Season 2, Winner)
Album Sales: 2,558,000 – Track Sales: 380,000 – YouTube Plays: 1,173,416

7. David Cook (Season 7, Winner)
Album Sales: 1,443,000 – Track Sales: 4,352,000 – YouTube Plays: 11,857,619

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Top 24 American Idol of All Time 2012 (Part 2)

16. Josh Gracin (Season 2, 4th place)
Album Sales: 797,000 – Track Sales: 1,295,000 – YouTube Plays: 628,055

15. Scotty McCreery (Season 10, Winner)
Album Sales: 1,107,000 – Track Sales: 1,281,000 – YouTube Plays: 13,313,012

14. Kellie Pickler (Season 5, 6th place)
Album Sales: 1,377,000 – Track Sales: 3,639,000 – YouTube Plays: 30,947,653

Monday, March 12, 2012

Top 24 American Idol of All Time (Part 1)

Top 24 American Idol of All Time (Part 1)

*This American Idol Top 24, generated by Billboard (source) and is based on chart performance on the Billboard 200 and Hot 100 charts, album sales, radio airplay, track download sales and streaming plays. (Through 1.21.2012)

24. Crystal Bowersox (Season 9, 2nd place) 
Album Sales: 222,000 – Track Sales: 295,000 – YouTube Plays: 1,308,832

Friday, March 9, 2012

American Idol 11 : Goodbye JerBear A.K.A Jeremy Rosado

A little bit sad when I knew that Jeremy Rosado got eliminated. I love his voice so much, but very unfortunate the performance of him not so strong like he sang "I Know You Won't".

If you didn't see the result show, I just want to share that the three guys in bottom three are Jeremy Rosado, Jermaine Jones and Joshua Ledet. What a surprising result to know Joshua in the bottom three, for me he one of the best performances of the night. Also I disagree with Jimmy, what are you worry about Joshua performance? that is no wrong in Joshua performance.

In the group of girls, the bottom three of the night very same with my prediction and they are Erika Van Pelt, Shannon Magrane and Elise Testone. The result said that Elise Testone is the lowest number of vote in the girls group. Elise face to face with Jeremy in the danger position of leaving and the judges all agree to send home Jeremy and keep staying Elise in the competition.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

American Idol 11 : Top 13 Performances - Tribute to Stevie Wonder & Whitney Houston

American Idol Season 11 Top 13 has performed. The theme of this TOP 13 performances is tribute to Stevie Wonder and Whitney Houston. Also that a tricky rule in this season, in this Top 13 the result show will be the battle of the boys versus the girls. The lowest number of vote in boys group and the lowest number of vote in girls group will facing the elimination and one of them will be eliminate by the judges, so the judges have the power to make someone cry and going home also the dream is over.

Let's talk about the performance....

Joshua Ledet - I Wish
Smokin' Hot performance by Joshua Ledet. He really surprised me that he can perform like that. Amazing vocal performance and memorable performance. Love Joshua performance and magnificent opening number performance.

Elise Testone
The vocal sounded so good, but she too much think in her performance and lack of using heart.. It was good, but the connection with the song very lack. So.. the performance just great bunch of technique, but lack of heart and emotion. If she use heart, the performance will be more great.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

American Idol Season 11 : Top 13 and The Prediction

American Idol Season 11 already have their top 13, seven guy and six girl ready to battle to win your vote and become the next American Idol. Here they are....

Colton Dixon
20 Years Old
Murfreesboro, TN

Deandre Brackensick
17 Years Old
San Jose, CA

Friday, March 2, 2012

American Idol 11 : First Result Show + Wildcard Round

In Friday, we saw the very first time result show of American Idol Season 11. The result show of course for reveal the finalist and we have top 13 for American Idol season 11. What I want to discuss is the wildcard round.

The wildcard round this season also awesome like last year. Everybody give the best performance that they can give. So... many performance was so amazing.

Six person that choose by the judges are Jen Hirsh, Jeremy Rosado, Brielle Von Hugel, Deandre Brackensick, Erika Van Pelt and Reed Grimm.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

American Idol 11 : Top 12 Female Semi-Finalist Performance

She has a nice voice, but with a song from Carrie Underwood her voice not looks nice. The power not strong like Carrie so when she sang "Cowboy Cassanova" it lack of power. The part of the end more good than the beginning, but the overall still not nice and lack of power really shown in her performance. Very unfortunate....

I agree with Jennifer Lopez, she can push more a little bit, if she do that the performance will be so awesome. The peak moment could be more higher, if she hit that, it will be so memorable performance. Overall just okay strong performance, but it will stood out if compare to the other? I don't know. I think she like Lauren Turner last year have a strong voice, but the performance not so memorable and the connection to the audience a little bit lack.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

American Idol 11 : Top 13 Male Semi-Finalist Performances

Reed Grimm
Unbelievable performance by Reed, Reed has a great musicality, what an unbelievable performance by him, he can make a jazz version of “Move Like Jagger” with wonderful. Great great great performance by Reed right in the beginning of the competition. Very very nice, but I hope the voters will get it to the Reed performance because usually the voters hate the heavy understanding performance, I hope he can make it to the next round bcoz he has a great musicality and American Idol needs that color hahaha...

Adam Brock
He sang so effortless. I’m not the fans of him, but I can’t deny that he has a great performance with “Think”. He really comfortable to sang in that stage, he own the stage, he own the song, everything are right in this performance. Great job, Adam.

Deandre Brackensick
I hate the song choice by him, but his voice is so juicy. Oh my GOD! He has a ridiculous voice, awesome voice that he have. If he can pick a song more famous and more knew by many people and sing with that ridiculous awesome voice, he can really touch many people and move many people to vote for him. Based on his voice he can make it to the next round, but by the whole performance… I don’t know… that was some great moment in there, but the moment can’t stuck in my head bcoz lack of connection with the song.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Adele/Glee/Mathai (The Voice) - Rumour Has It

Adele album "21" is really amazing, many great single from that album, if you buy the album you won't loss anything. We already know sensational single like "Rolling In The Deep", "Someone Like You" and "Set Fire To The Rain". I don't know what the 4th single Adele will release, but the other single called "Rumour Has It" already play by the other artist or singer in Television.

First time I know this song when one contestant on The Voice sing this song. That contestant is Mathai and she sang "Rumour Has It". When I saw that performance, I just really like the song and fell in love with the song. Before I knew that from Adele, Glee also take that song to be their routine and Glee more crazy because "Rumour Has It" combine with "Someone Like You" make the song more awesome and I more crazy in love by Adele songs especially "Rumous Has It".

Monday, February 27, 2012

MBLAQ - It's War

A latest single from MBLAQ. A boyband who formed by Rain now release a single called "It's War". Nice song from them and nice video for them too...

This week they place in third place in my playlist, how about next week? is they can up to number one? we'll see...

Rating for the video : 3,5 Stars

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Billboard News : Katy Perry's 'Part of Me' Debuts Atop Hot 100

Katy Perry's "Part of Me" rockets in at the Billboard Hot 100summit, while Adele, the late Whitney Houston, Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown all make notable news in the chart's top 10.

Following her appearance at the 54th Grammy Awards on Feb. 12, Perry, who performed "Part" in a medley with her former No. 1 "E.T.," engineers just the 20th No. 1 entrance in the Hot 100's 53-year history. Lady Gaga had last stormed in at the chart's top spot almost a year ago (Feb. 26, 2011) with "Born This Way," which also benefitted from Grammys exposure last year; "Born" reached retail and radio the Friday before last year's event, at which Gaga sang it.

"Part" marks the first start at the pinnacle for a single on the storied Capitol Records label. The song is Perry's seventh career Hot 100 No. 1.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Billboard News : Adele's '21' Hits 21st Week at No. 1; Sells 730,000 Post-Grammys

Adele's "21" album hits a number of major milestones this week on the Billboard 200 chart, as it basks in the glow of the British diva's multiple Grammy Award wins on Feb. 12.

The album sold 730,000 copies in the U.S. last week (ending Feb. 19) according to Nielsen SoundScan -- up a whopping 207%. It spends a 21st week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

It is the biggest sales week for any album since Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter IV" debuted at No. 1 with 964,000 on the chart dated Sept. 17, 2011. 730,000 is also the largest week for "21," as its previous-best week came over the Christmas holiday, when it shifted 399,000.

More impressively, the last time a non-debuting album sold more than "21" did this past week was on the chart dated Jan. 5, 2008. That was when Josh Groban's "Noel" album moved 757,000 copies over the busy Christmas week of 2007.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Javier Colon Feat. Natasha Bedingfield - As Long As We Got Love

ArD Playlist 2012

The winner of The Voice season 1 already made an album and already released his first single. The single is duet with female singer who sang "Unwritten", Natasha Bedingfield. Love the song so much, so this song take first place in this week.

Enjoy the video guys....

Rating for the video : 3 Stars

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The 54th Grammy Awards Winners

54th Grammy Awards already held and that event was a cool party. Many great performance like Katy Perry with her new single "Part of Me", Chris Brown stunning performance, Nicki Minaj theatrical drama performance and there are still many performance worthy to watch performance. I really satisfied watch an event like grammy this year, awesome event!.

As I expected, Adele will be the champion of grammy this year. Adele took 6 Grammy from every nomination that she in, she's not losing any one of nomination that she have this year, unbelievable!. That makes artists like Rihanna, Bruno Mars and Katy Perry must bite their finger because they didn't bring anything from this event, very unfortunately.

Another victory goes to Foo Fighters. Foo Fighters took five Grammy from this 54th Grammy. Nomination in Rock genre section all taken by Foo Fighters from performance, song until album, what an amazing victory.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

ArD Playlist 2012 : David Guetta Feat. Nicki Minaj - Turn Me On

New song added to ArD Playlist and this is the number one of ArD Playlist of 2nd week February 2012. This is the 7th top song in 2012. This is so cool and so party song. Love this song much....

The video also terrific video, I like the part of Nicki Minaj as a part of robot and have a transition to be a full of human although not really smooth, people around Nicki and David like a mannequin but illustrated as a human in that video. Awesome video effect from the beginning till the end. Overall quite nice video...

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Billboard News : Kelly Clarkson Drives 'Stronger' to Hot 100 Summit

In what an RCA Records representative terms a "perfect storm" of radio airplay, digital sales and pop culture prominence, Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" rises from No. 2 to No. 1 on this week's Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. The uptempo pop anthem becomes the original "American Idol" champion's third leader on the list.

Clarkson first reigned with her "Idol" coronation song "A Moment Like This" for two weeks in 2002. She returned to the summit with "My Life Would Suck Without You" for two weeks beginning this week in 2009.

"Stronger" soars to the Hot 100's top spot with top Airplay Gainer honors, charging 33-15 on the Radio Songs chart (58 million audience impressions, up 49%, according to Nielsen BDS).

On the Digital Songs survey, "Stronger" spends a second week at No. 1. The song sold 237,000 downloads (up 6%) in the list's tracking week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The sum marks Clarkson's second-best sales week, outpaced only by the debut frame of "My Life" (280,000).

Friday, January 20, 2012

American Idol Season 11 : Savannah Audition

Wohooo.... American Idol Season 11 is back!! and yesterday is season premiere of the season 11. Many great contestant show up in Savannah Audition. This city have a lot of talent and also in this city we will meet brother and sister who audition last year too. Here it is the recap of Savannah Audition...

First contestant who came to the audition is David Leathers Jr. and he ever compete with Scotty McCreery in local city competition. David has a younger look, so I didn't expect that he is 17 years old. I think he eleven or twelve years old. I like his voice, but I hate the style because he looks so cocky. Not my favorite, but I think he can do well in Hollywood Weeks.

The contestant in Savannah more more hot after David and there are :
- Gaby Carruba
She sang "Sunday Morning" from Maroon 5. She sang so cool and my body can move by the beat of her voice. What a nice voice from 15 years old girl.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

American Idol Season 11 Today!! on Star World

Yippie!! my favorite show of the year finally coming in this January 2012, I mean coming today!!...

Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Taylor travel around America to find the next superstar who they calleed American Idol. Last year is a great season for American Idol because the three judges can find amazing talent around America, season 10 is a hot season and one of the best season of entire American Idol history. Not only because the winner is awesome singer, but the whole talent is amazing. When the battle of top 13 is begin, very hard to predict who will win because every single contestant really neck to neck.

I hope the season 11 of American Idol great like last year because I want the hot show like last year (many surprising moment, up and down moment, shock result show and many more). Last year winner also make a great achievement in the real world because Scotty can breakthrough the Billboard top 200 and sit in the number one place. Season 10 also prove that American Idol can still produce a brilliant singer without intervention of Simon Cowell and also prove that alumni of American Idol still can compete in the real world of music industry.