Who better to pin your classical frustrations than the pop songstress Ariana Grande? It appears that trumpeters of all stripes are up-in-arms over her latest music video for "Focus."
Today, Republic Records' Finding Neverland: Original Broadway Cast Album is finally available in stores and at all online retailers: Friday, July 17, 2015. (No, not on Tuesday.)
This has been quite a year for violinist Lindsey Stirling. The dancing musician appeared in the Grammy Legacy concert and was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. Now, Stirling has been announced as one of the 50 musicians who are winners at the 2015 YouTube Music Awards. Other artists include heavy-hitters such as Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga.
YouTube trends come and go, as we all know, and what was once the top contender is now scraping by on 1,000-plus views. While "Auto-Tune the News" and the newsworthy "shred" videos have fallen on the totem pole, now we have Andy Rehfeldt, a professional composer, "devamping" all your favorite pop hits, from Ariana Grande to Rihanna and more.
In an era where hyper-famous stars like Ariana Grande are rumored to resent their fans and walk out in the middle of photo shoots, legends like Sting invite their fans backstage for exclusive interviews--even if they are 6-years-old.
Seems like Michael Bublé is on Santa’s nice list this holiday season. The soulful crooner is just finishing up his international To Be Loved concert tour with $106 million in tickets sales for 2014. Multi-Grammy-Award-winning Bublé is completing his 157th performance of his sold-out world tour this week in London as well as hosting his fourth annual Christmas special "Christmas in New York with Michael Bublé," which has been hailed as the best holiday special of the year. With his "Christmas" album selling more than 9.5 million copies worldwide, it seems Bublé has a lot to be thankful for this Christmas. In 2014, Bublé sold 992,637 tickets to his To Be Loved tour and performed 18 sold-out shows in just the U.K. alone. That is not counting the 31 in Europe, 12 in Canada and several sold-out shows throughout Mexico, South America, Australia, New Zealand and the U.S. It comes as no surprise that his "Christmas" CD has just been certified diamond in Canada, the first album to do so since Adele’s 21 album. In the U.S., the "Christmas" CD has remained in the top 10 for the last several weeks, was certified triple platinum and has sold more than 3.5 million copies since its release four years ago.
While she may have the pipes, Ariana Grande hasn't been everyone's best friend lately. Having been accused of some serious diva behavior, she hasn't been impressing many people as of late. But maybe a throwback to the 2000s, where Grande sang in a Broadway musical entitled 13, will change popular opinion.
From the ensemble of 'Mamma Mia!' and reality TV the actor ascends to his first Broadway featured role.