Joe Brooks first found his love of music at the young age of 16. He was a typical teen living in Southampton, England, and enjoyed playing soccer and tennis. After his mother took him to see the Australian blues musician Derrin Hauendorf, Joe was inspired to learn guitar and create his own material. Influenced by artists like Damien Rice, Rob Thomas and Jack Johnson, Joe wrote songs and posted them on MySpace. Before he knew it, he was the UK’s highest ranked unsigned artist, receiving over 30,000 plays a day of songs he recorded in his bedroom. After getting offers from various labels, Brooks landed a management deal and signed to Lava/Republic in 2009.
Island Def Jam’s Burnham, whose instantly catchy pop rock single “Catch Me If You Can” impacts radio June 28th, has been confirmed as the opening act on the second leg of Justin Bieber’s “My World” North American tour! The newly added 35 dates run from September 14th to December 23rd, 2010.
Due out in the fall, the debut album from Burnham – a trio of brothers ages 14 through 18 – was produced by a diverse, A-list crew, including Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic), Benji Madden (Good Charlotte), Brian Kennedy (Rihanna), Espionage (Espen Lind and Amund Bjorklund).
Lady Gaga recruited fashion photographer Steven Klein, best known for his work with Madonna, to make his music video directorial debut on her latest effort. Gaga appeared on CNN’s Larry King Live last week to screen the first teaser of the “Alejandro” video, which she described to the veteran talk show host as having a “homoerotic, military theme.”
Fresh from the success of 2009’s Believe, Orianthi is giving fans even more music to rock out to today with the re-release of her debut album – Believe (II). Believe (II) features four newly recorded tracks including current single “Shut Up & Kiss Me,” “Courage,” and “Missing You,” all produced by Howard Benson, plus the RedOne-produced track “Addicted To Love.” Also on the album will be selections from the original Believe release, including her debut hit single “According To You,” “Bad News,” “Feels Like Home,” “Think Like A Man,” What’s It Gonna Be,” “Suffocated,” “Highly Strung” and “Believe.” Grab the album today, in stores or on iTunes.
In other news, Orianthi’s street team is now up and running. With each assigned task, members have the chance to earn points for exciting prizes, ranging from autographed CDs to concert tickets. Click here for all the details and to get started.
Allstar Weekend debuted the music video for their new single “Dance Forever” over the weekend, and the video is already at #2 on the iTunes charts. Join the party, and check it out now!
“Dance Forever,” along with “A Different Side of Me” and the track “Hey Princess” will be on the band’s debut album Suddenly, in stores June 22nd.
ENRIQUE IGLESIAS conquers the #1 spot at radio for the 20th time in the U.S. and Puerto Rico with CUANDO ME ENAMORO, the first Spanish single off his upcoming album EUPHORIA
This week CUANDO ME ENAMORO posts at #1 in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, making it Enrique’s twentieth number one Hot Latin Songs according to Billboard magazine; the most by any other Latin artist and beating his own record!
CUANDO ME ENAMORO was written by ENRIQUE IGLESIAS and Descemer Bueno and features vocals by Dominican superstar Juan Luis Guerra.
Enrique is currently in Madrid where his tracks CUANDO ME ENAMORO and I LIKE IT are also Top 10 at radio. “I feel very fortunate with the response the fans have given to these new tracks and with the welcoming they have given me in my country. I think this is my most eclectic piece of work, where they will find more surprises and that’s just what I like” said Enrique, whom today is hosting a big event in Madrid, organized by Azzaro for whom Enrique is the face of a worldwide campaign.
More than 55 million copies sold worldwide, 20 #1 tracks on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs, unbeatable records and countless awards, which together with his thousands of sold out concerts make Enrique Iglesias the most important Latin artist in recent history.
To watch the video to CUANDO ME ENAMORO click the link below!
Country/pop crossover band Sons of Sylvia just premiered the music video for their first single, “Love Left to Lose,” off of their successful debut album Revelation. The day after the release Sons of Sylvia performed the song on American Idol – after the performance, Revelation immediately made its way to the top 10 on the iTunes download chart, where it stayed for over two weeks!
International pop sensation Robyn has premiered the highly anticipated video for “Dancing On My Own.” Robyn teamed up once again with Max Vitali who also directed her video for “Be Mine.” “Dancing On My Own” will appear on Body Talk PT. 1 which is set for release on June 15th in the US. The single will be available digitally on June 1st as well as new remixes on June 8th.
OneRepublic have just unveiled the Chris Sims’ (Jimmy Eat World, Tamar Kaprelian) directed video for “Secrets.” The string-heavy ballad follows “All The Right Moves” as the second single off of Waking Up. This is the second time the band has teamed up with Sims who also directed their video for “Mercy.”
Tamar Kaprelian has just premiered the official music video for her single “New Day.” Watch the twenty-two year old rising star take her piano through beautiful fields and forests in the ultimate fairytale setting.
Tamar has been writing since she was just fourteen years old and hopes to send a profoundly positive message with “New Day.” She says, it’s “about struggling, persevering, and being in a situation where you don’t know how you’re gonna dig yourself out of it. And at the end of it, life is like a road—you don’t stop in the middle of it. I really want people to listen to this record and get a sense of hope from it.”
“New Day” will appear on Tamar’s debut album, Sinner Or A Saint, due out later this summer on Interscope Records.