Platinum selling artist, Mýa explains the importance of hard work to EZ Street of 93.9 WKYS, “The importance of the grind and the work is for longevity…It’s hard playing a game of catch-up if you don’t do your homework…If you do the legwork, that’s like a cushion that will take you anywhere you want to go. There is always room to grow, but that legwork will definitely keep you in something a lot longer and you can remain stable and take care of people financially. Also teach and pass the torch.” [Read more…]
Alex Boye describes his music and band as pop music with an African Twist. Several months ago, I came across him while browsing social media. I was very impressed with his original take on covers of Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Of’ and ‘Uptown Funk’ by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars. Afterwards, I watched most of his other YouTube videos then eventually bought Boye’s ‘Lemonade.’
Seven years ago Damien Lawson was rejected by American Idol. In 2007, he posted a video of the song he sang at the audition, “You Are So Beautiful To Me” which to date has received nearly 87,000 views on YouTube (see below). The disappointment of not making it to Idol’s first round provides some insight as to why Lawson was so emotional after his recent performance on the Voice. Singing “It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye to Yesterday” on the season premiere, he wowed the coaches, getting 3 of 4 votes within 15 seconds of the song. [Read more…]
To say that Bruno Mars performed well at this year’s Superbowl halftime show is an understatement. Mars not only performed well, he delivered a powerful performance that signed, sealed, and delivered like a touchdown from a 100 yard punt return. His spot on exhibition did not occur by luck or happenstance. Mars’ professionalism made it obvious that his delivery was the culmination of years of hard work and preparation.