Busy with her very first world tour, and only just having released her first compilation album ‘Dance Again… the Hits’ it was unsure whether Jennifer Lopez would in fact release a video for her latest single ‘Goin’ In’.
J.Lo wouldn’t be J.Lo if she grabbed every opportunity to show her fans she’s a profound singer and dancer, so of course a video for the new single had to be expected at some point. The new video in fact is a mixture of vibrant colours; pink, yellow and white being the dominant ones. Furthermore the video seems to look back at some highlights of J.Lo’s career. The white outfits remind e.g. of her ‘Jenny on the Block’ era, and the LED scenes remind of a similar backdrop of ‘On the Floor’ last year mixed with the flashlights of ‘Waiting For Tonight’.
Though ‘Goin In’ hasn’t really set the charts on fire yet, with the new video and hopefully airplay on music channels, a minor hit for J.Lo might still be up for grabs. ‘Goin In’ and ‘Dance Again… the Hits’ are out now. Watch the video below:
It has happened on many occasions, singers turning into actresses once their career has kicked off. Britney, Christina, Madonna, Kylie, Cher they’ve all done it and in all honesty, many can count the success of their films on their fingers. But how about their colleagues in the film industry. Did they do better? Let’s have a look at our top 5 actress singing sensations.
5. Emmy Rossum
American actress Emmy Rossum, is the first to open our top five. The ‘Poseidon’ star was offered many classical music record deals after her role as Christine in the 2004 adaption of the musical ‘The Phantom of The Opera’ yet Rossum declined as she wanted to make a more mainstream pop album…. which she did. Her album ‘Inside Out’ was released in 2007 with the lead single , entitled ‘Slow Me Down’. Despite a few other singles a christmas EP in the same year, lead single and album failed to charts. There are talks about a second album, but a release date has not been set yet. Shame, as we loved the lead single a lot.
4. Nicole Kidman – Unusual Way
The Australian, redhead and former wife of Tom Cruise, proved in the past to be a classy actress possessing some rather impressive and distinctive vocals. Who could forget her role as Satine in ‘Moulin Rouge’ and her guest appearance during ‘Something Stupid’ with Robbie Williams in 2001. Kidman returned to the music industry in 2009 when she landed a role in the musical ‘Nine’ and proved once again what an all round entertainer Nicole really is.
3. Scarlett Johanson – Falling Down
The beautiful Scarlett Johansson, rose to fame in 1998 with her role in ‘The Horse Whisperer’ yet the singer showcased to have more talent than just being an actress. After attempts to play the main role in the West End version of ‘The Sound of Music’ and appearing in Justin Timberlake’s video of ‘What Comes arround… Goes Arround’ in 2007, Johansson recorded in the same year her debut album ‘Anywhere I lay My Head’. The song were written by Tom Wait, one of her favorite composers. Despite mixed reviews the album didn’t take off well in the US but Europe was charmed by the singer, earning her positions in the top 30 mainly in Central European countries. Since the singer is occassionally to be found on soundtracks for films and documentaries.Very indie, this version of Scarlett. We see lots of potential.
2. Kate Winslet – What If
Berkshire born and bred Kate Winslet surprised everyone back in 2001 when she was asked to sing the theme song for a new animated adaption of the Charles Dickens ‘A Christmas Carol’ story. The proceeds of ‘What If’, the title of the single, went to the actress favorite charities. Not only did the single, which was released in November 2001, reach number 6 in the UK Singles charts, the song became a massive European hit, becoming number 1 in Ireland, Belgium and Austria. While Kate clearly possesses amazing vocals, she refused to accept any recording offers and stick to acting. What a shame, but we thank the lady for a wonderful piece of music.
So our number 1 actress turned into a singer…
well it has to be….
yes of course it is…
born in the Bronx, New York, Jennifer Lopez rose to fame in 1996 when she was casted to play in the biopic of Tejano pop singer Selena, receiving outstanding reviews for her acting. Three years later, after starring in roles as Anaconda, a failed marriage, the singer focused on the music industry and released her first single ‘If You Had my Love’ and album ‘On the 6′ , good for a top ten position globally. Since, the lady herself has released 29 singles, 7 full studio albums (of which one Spanish album), a remix album, featured on 6 singles as guest vocalist while continuing to act. And that’s not all, the all round entertainer, has kicked off her first world tour last week, accompanied with her first compilation album ‘Dance Again: The Hits’ coming out on July 24 this year. Featuring on that compilation hit is the singer’s massive hit ‘On The Floor’.
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Busy times for J.Lo! It’s been only two weeks since she aquainted the world with her new single ‘Dance Again’. And while the song was immediately released in US, it’s still unclear whether the song will also serve as a single for the latino queen in Europe.
Today we found out however that another new track has surfaced by miss Lopez, ”Follow the Leader” which is a collab with Puerto Rican duo Wisin & Yandel. And for some reason, we can’t help but think this could actually be the European first single for La Lopez.
The harmonica in the song is very addictive, still very clubby and has La Lopez all written over her! The parts of of Wisin & Yandel suits the song beautifully and are definately not as annoying as Pitbull’s part in ”Dance Again”. So please please please, a European release please!
The singer is also rumoured to announce on Monday her first world tour.
Thank God It’s Friday! And what a great way to start off the weekend with a brand new track, by nobody else than actress, singer, dancer, fashionista, idols judge Jennifer Lopez.
The queen of latin pop has gone back to the studio with Red One and Pit Bull, for the new single ‘Dance Again’. It’s the same team who was responsible for her massive hit ‘On the Floor’ last year.In 2012 she’s hoping to achieve the same success.
No lambada samples or anything, this is a brand new track which unlike to ‘On the Floor’, has the name Red One written all over it. Yes it is bouncy and dancy, but actually on a first hearing not as instant as its predecessor. Take away the Pit Bull parts, which would make the song actually a lot better, and you’d end up with a very European sounding mixture of Abba meets the Vengaboys in a latino salsa seasoned with some Melodifestivalen and Eurovision spice.
And that’s not bad at all actually, it’s still a fun, latino pop song with an easy to sing along chorus and a superstar who never dissapoints with the choice of men in her videos. Based on the art cover of the single, we’ll have plenty of that. The video, has already been filmed and will be officially presented April 5.
”Dance Again” should be available in the next coming days or weeks on iTunes. It’s yet to be decided whether the single will be the lead for a new album or a rumoured ‘Greatest Hits’ compilation.
Tell us your thoughts. What do you think of the new single by J.Lo?
Black Eyed Peas frontman and producer, Will.I.AM is treating us with a first collaboration from his new solo-project ‘’#WillPower’’. If we have to believe the rumours, the album will be full of collaborations including Nicole Scherzinger, Britney Spears, Shakira, and many others.
The premiere to kick off this bunch of collaborations is ‘T.H.E (The Hardest Ever)’ featuring the easy on the eye Jennifer Lopez and Rolling Stone Mick Jagger. The title of the song says it all really, it’s quite a difficult song to like at first. It’s got all the usual Will.IAM ingredients in it, big basses and beats, which could easily have been a little album filler for the Black Eyed Peas. The production itself is great, but somehow the song doesn’t leave much of an impression until Mick Jagger starts to take the vocals for his account. It’s a long wait to really see the song start flourishing, so it gives the impression to drag on. The chorus by Jennifer Lopez, is simple but yet catchy and after a few listens you do get to sing it along.
Overall, we are a tad disappointed with the song, which in comparison to what Will.IAM produced for the Black Eyed Peas, unfortunately doesn’t reach to the same standards.
Calvin Harris feat Tinie Tempah - Drinking From The Bottle
The Risk - Missiles
Sinead O'Connor - 4th And Vine
Destiny's Child - Nuclear
Jessie Ware - If You're Never Gonna Move
Lawson - Learn To Love Again
Little Mix - Change Your Life
Tyler James feat Kano - Worry About You
Gabrielle Aplin - Please Don’t Say You Love Me
Tegan & Sara - Closer
Rita Ora - Radioactive
Wretch 32 - Pop
Angel - The World
Bastille - Pompeii
Laura Mvula - Green Garden
Ke$ha - C'mon
Ms MR - Fantasy
Nicole Scherzinger - Boomerang
Ed Drewett - Drunk Dial
Robbie Williams - Be A Boy (11/03)
Year chart 2012
These are GloPop Music's most listened tracks of 2012.
1 Florence + The Machine - Spectrum
2 Woodkid - Run Boy Run
3 Lana Del Rey - National Anthem
4 Solange - Losing You
5 Nina Zilli - L'Amore E Femmina (Out Of Love) (Italy '12)
6 Ellie Goulding - Anything Could Happen
7 Loreen - Euphoria (Sweden '12)
8 Adele - Skyfall
9 PSY - Gangnam Style (강남스타일)
10 Ivi Adamou - La La Love (Cyprus '12)
11 GuGabriel - Salvation
12 Christophe Willem - Starlite
13 Bright Light Bright Light - Waiting For The Feeling
14 Girls Aloud - Something New
15 Paloma Faith - Never Tear Us Apart
16 Calvin Harris ft Ne-Yo - Let's Go
17 David Guetta ft Sia - She Wolf (Falling Into Pieces)
18 Alphabeat - Vacation
19 Passion Pit - Take A Walk
20 George Michael - White Light
21 Azealia Banks - 212 ft Lazy Jay
22 Matt Corby - Brother
23 Sam Sparro - I Wish I Never Met You
24 Rebeca Ferguson - Glitter & Gold
25 Elton John vs Pnau - Good Morning To The Night
26 Scissor Sisters - Let's Have A Kiki
27 Voltaire Twins - Solaris
28 Marina & The Diamonds - Power & Control
29 Muse - Survival
30 Will Young - Losing Myself
31 Saint Lou Lou - Maybe You
32 Coldplay - Princess of China ft Rihanna
33 Lana Del Rey - Blue Jeans
34 Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill 2012
35 The Wanted - I Found You
36 Stooshe - Black Heart
37 Aiden Grimshaw - Curtain Call
38 Alphabeat - Love Sea
39 Gaitana - Be My Guest (Ukraine '12)
40 Caravan Palace - Rock It For Me
41 Roman Lob - Standing Still (Germany '12)
42 Afro-Dite - The Boy Can Dance
43 Rita Ora - R.I.P ft Tinie Tempah
44 Justin Bieber - Beauty & A Beat ft Nicki Minaj
45 Misha B - Do You Think Of Me 125
46 Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (What doesn't Kill You)
47 Katy Perry - Wide Awake
48 Jessie Ware - Wildest Moments
49 terminal - Don't Worry My Love
50 Labrinth - Beneath Your Beautiful ft Emeli Sande
51 Madonna - Girl Gone Wild
52 Elton John vs Pnau - Sad
53 Nicki Minaj - Pound The Alarm
54 Gotye & Kimbra - Somebody That I Used to Know
55 Kylie Minogue - Flower
56 Rihanna - Where Have You Been
57 Swedish House Mafia - Greyhound
58 One Direction - Little Things
59 Tulisa - Young
60 Archeo - The Payback
61 Christina Aguilera - Your Body
62 Avicii - Silhouettes
63 Cover Drive - Explode
64 Beyonce - End Of Time
65 Charlie Simpson - Farmer & His Gun
66 Usher - Climax
67 Chris Brown - Don't Wake Me Up
68 Aiden Grimshaw - Is This Love
69 Lawson - Taking Over Me
70 No Doubt - Settle Down
71 Madeon - Finale
72 Jakwob - Electrify ft Jetta
73 Shawnee Taylor - Colors
74 Playmen ft Riskykidd, Courtney & Elena - All The Time
75 Lana Del Rey - Ride
76 Celeste Buckingham - Run Run Run
77 Alex Clare - Too Close
78 SHM ft Knife Party - Antidote
79 Lil'Wayne - Mirrors Ft Bruno Mars
80 Pastora Soler - Quedate Conmigo/Stay with Me
81 Scissor Sisters - Only the Horses
82 Delta Goodrem - Dancing With A Broken Heart
83 FEM ft Cover Drive - Turn Up the Love
84 J.Lo ft Pit Bull - Dance Again
85 Jodie Harsh ft Mel C - Set Me Free
86 Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven
87 Tom Dice - Out At Sea
88 Paloma Faith - Picking Up The Pieces
89 Usher - Scream
90 Burns - Lies
91 Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again
92 Gossip - Perfect World
93 Jess Mills - For My Sins
94 Dune - Shoestring
95 The Script - Hall of Fame Ft Will.i.AM
96 Swedish House Mafia - Don't You Worry Child
97 terminal - Together We Are One
98 Little Mix - DNA
99 Icona Pop - I Love It
100 Yasmin - Light Up The World
Album Review: ‘Heaven (Deluxe Edition)’ by Rebecca Ferguson