International superstar, Josh Groban, was heading for an astounding eighth top 10 album of the Billboard 200 chart. His latest album, Stages, was poised to take a seat in in the top five but failed to claim its seed.
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.
Thelonius Sphere Monk III has made a compelling argument for the entire genre of jazz. He feels that jazz can pedal it's way into the mainstream via the similar "bells and whistles" that make other forms of music inherently popular.
With the Grammys gala hitting network television this Sunday, a laundry list of new performers has been added to the bill. New additions include Beck, Sia, Herbie Hancock, Mary J. Blige and, once again, a Classicalite favorite: Lang Lang.
It seems like there is no stopping the dancing violinist Lindsey Stirling. The viral artist has been named in "Forbes's" music 2015 Top 30 Under 30. The 28-year-old Stirling has been on a roll ever since appearing on "America’s Got Talent" in 2010. "Forbes’s" 30 Under 30 showcases artists from a variety of different musical backgrounds, including country, rock, electronic, hip-hop and pop. Not only does the list focus on musical talent, but also the entrepreneurialism of each performer. Forbes cited Sterling’s 5.8 million YouTube subscribers and her album "Shatter Me," which reached No. 2 on the "Billboard" 200. This is a pretty big deal for the Gilbert, Arizona, native, with internationally known artists like Sam Smith, Florida Georgia Line, Iggy Azalea and Ed Sheeran all being named on the list as well.
Make sure you have your Apple TVs and tablets (and beyond) set up properly--Placido Domingo, famously, will be closing out this year's iTunes Festival in London.