Marina Diamandis, better known under her stage name Marina and the Diamonds is on a high. Not only has her recent single ”Primadonna” achieved its best result in the charts since the singer came to the surface of the pop industry , her new album ”Electra Heart” is also one of the most anticipated and successful albums of 2012 so far, with several international releases still ahead.
The Welsh singer revealed during the release that ”Power & Control” would be the successor of ”Primadonna” and released today the video for the track as ”Part 6: Power & Control”. The new track kicks of with a haunting intro before it bursts into a nicely moist mixture of synthesizers and beats wrapped up in a nice pop jacket. Quite culinary there for a minute.
Marina is also delivering one of the best lyrics of the year by singing ” You may be good looking but you’re not a piece of art” so go start facebooking or twittering that one ladies and gentlemen…
The video sees the singer in a classy out black dress, playing some tricks on a rather hunky model. Clearly it’s all about Power & Control, which makes the video rather cliche but take the video away you still end up with a cracker of a tune, which has all the ingredients to become one of the most played hits this summer and hopefully gets Marina finally to that number 1 spot.
”Power & Control” is released on July 9 as separate single, the album version can already be bought through the album ”Electra Heart” via iTunes, Amazon, Spotify.
Remember a good month ago, we brought you news about the latest release of Danish group ‘A Friend in London’?
Fresh from supporting NKOTBSTB, the quartet, can already count on huge support from their home crowds, and their recent slot with New Kids On The Block and the Backstreet Boys has ensured a host of new fans internationally.
So very good news for the UK fans, as the group has confirmed the release of their single ‘Get Rich in Vegas’ on June 17. Read what we thought about the band’s single here.
The single ‘Get Rich in Vegas’ will only be available online.
The 57th Eurovision Song Contest is coming to a close tonight. The contest, which is held in Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan after the duo Ell & Niki won the contest last year in Dusseldorf, will choose its winner among the 26 countries in the final. 42 countries initially signed up for Europe’s annual contest which has an audience of 120 million viewers worldwide. 36 of them took part in the two semi finals held on Tuesday and Thursday, and 20 of them qualified to take part in the grand final tonight where they will be meeting the six automatically qualified entries of host country Azerbijan, Germany, Spain, France, United Kingdom and Italy.
But who will win this year’s Eurovision? Will it be the huge favourite Sweden with Loreen? Or will the Russian grannies grab the victory from her? Or will Engelbert Humperdinck, the UK hopefully bring the competition home? Or the Italian lady? It will be a very interesting show with lots of variety, that’s for sure. All 42 countries who took part in this years contest will be voting tonight and decide their winner. The results, a mix of jury votes and televoting, will be announced during the show. If you haven’t quite made up your mind. Underneath is a recap of all 26 songs in the final.
For UK viewers, the Eurovision Song Contest can be followed LIVE from BBC 1 at 8pm and is provided with commentary by Graham Norton.
the guys from terminal are as you probably have noticed already, our favourite band since GloPop started. Their latest single ‘My Chemical’ is currently one of our most played tracks of 2012 and while the anticipation grows for successor ‘Together We Are One’ terminal have treated us with an acoustic version of ‘My Chemical’ on video.
Filmed in black and white, the two and a half minute video showcases again why it is so important for these guys to be independent so they can continue to create magnificent gems. The stripped back, acoustic version of ‘My Chemical’ is just as amazing as the studio version. Brilliant job guys!
For those who haven’t bought ‘my chemical’ by terminal yet on Itunes, please do. And support them.
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Busy weeks are coming up for this lovely fella. Emin Agalarov, simply known as Emin is gearing up to release his second album ‘After the Thunder’ on May 21st. The Azeri singer has caught the attention in the UK since the success of the album ‘Wonder’ and its singles last year (BBC Radio 2 album of the week anyone?) and has since has been signed to EMI Germany to release his future singles and album internationally.
The lead to his new album, ”Baby Get Higher” can already count on the support of BBC Radio 2 as it’s been featured on their A-Playlist. As this years Eurovision interval act on May 26th, the singer has all the potential to score across Europe with this new track. It’s a great track which mixes pop music with consistent lyrics and a warm voice, giving the song an extra touch. The track which is co-written by Mark Read (from A1) is the perfect introduction for the self -assured, genuine man of many talents. Originally born in Baku, Azerbaijan Emin relocated at an early age to Moscow and has since studied in Europe , completing further studies in Jersey, United States and becoming a very successful entrepreneur in the States and Russia.
On the new album, Emin continues to work with producer Brian Rawling (James Morrison, Olly Murs, Jls, Cher) who continues to allow Emin’s passion for music and song writing shine through, making him the perfect ambassador for Azerbaijani music. As we mentioned, Emin has also been announced as the interval act during this years Eurovision Song Contest final, which will be held on May 26. ”To perform in front of so many people at the Eurovision Song Contest in your home country, would be a once in a lifetime opportunity. Both as an artist and an Azeri”.
The new album by Emin ”After the Thunder” is out on May 21st. The new single ”Baby Get Higher”-EP is out now on iTunes. The single edit of the song can also be downloaded for free via this link
In all honesty, we weren’t too impressed with the song choices of ‘You Da One’ and ‘Talk That Talk’ as new singles from Rihanna’s latest album. The singer can consider herself to be back in our good books with the release of ‘Where Have you Been’.
The track, which was written by Ester Dean, Lukasz Gottwald, Calvin Harris, Henry Walter and Geoff Mack, whilst production of the song was completed by Harris, Cirkut and Dr. Luke is without a doubt one of the highlights from the singer’s latest album ‘Talk That Talk’ and has all the potential to be as big as ”We Found Love”, which was also produced by Calvin Harris.
”Where have you been” is very much the perfect mix between house, pop and dance music. It’s a very infectious track which catches your attention immediately and doesn’t leave your mind for a while. ‘You Da One’ and ‘Talk That Talk’ hardly had an impact on the charts, but ‘Where Have you Been’ is right up our street and we think it’s one of those tracks that definately has the potential to be one of the most popular tracks of 2012 included in the end of year charts.
The video, which was shot in Los Angeles and directed by Dave Myers, sees the singer in exotic clothing, an acting as a jungle princess. The video is also Rihanna’s debut as a choreographer.
the single has so far been released in the US and Germany, while the UK sees its official release on May 28 via Itunes, Amazon and any other record stores.
''Alive'' by Bo Bruce
''People Like Us'' by Kelly Clarkson
''Walks Like Rihanna'' by The Wanted
''I Love It'' by Icona Pop feat. Charli XCX
''Love Me Again'' by John Newman
''Here's To Never Growing Up'' by Avril Lavigne
''Gentleman'' by The Saturdays
''Everything Has Changed'' by Ed Sheeran & Taylor Swift
''What Love Is Made Of'' by Katy B
''Gun'' by Chvrches
''Right Now'' by Rihanna feat David Guetta
''Come & Get It'' by Selena Gomez
''Heartless'' by A*M*E
''Tunnel Vision'' by Justin Timberlake
''Undefeated'' by Ed Drewett
''Cinderella'' by Diana Vickers
Doing OK by Wretch 32 feat. Jacob Banks
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