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Tinie Tempah's Platinum Single Becomes Soundtrack To MLB Campaign

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A big and mighty congratulations is in order for British superstar Tinie Tempah after it was announced that his platinum tune "Written In The Stars" has been selected as the soundtrack to Major League Baseball's post-season promotional campaign.

I don't know much about baseball, but I do know that it is the quintessential American pastime and it is a pretty big deal for a British artist to be included. Tinie says in a press release, "It's an honor to have 'Written in the Stars' selected for the MLB's Postseason campaign. The reception my debut album has received in America has been incredible. It doesn't get any more American than baseball so what an honor to have my song be the soundtrack to the playoffs and World Series."

Tinie also released a new episode of his Disturbing video series that chronicles his appearance on Lollapalooza with an electrifying performance. Make sure to watch and catch him stir up the crowd around the 3:00 minute mark with a stomping rendition of "Miami 2 Ibiza." Massive!

In the meantime, Tinie's album "Disc-overy" (the U.K.'s top-selling debut album by a British artist in 2010) is available in the U.S. now and includes debut single, "Written In The Stars" that recently went platinum in the U.S. making it clear that Tinie is on his way to becoming the first British rapper to achieve major stardom in America.

Watch Tinie Tempah "Written In The Stars" MLB promo after the break. On a related Tinie note, he will be the very special guest on my very first ARTIST #TALK that I'm conducting in partnership with HP on September 14 in NYC.

August 31, 2011 | Permalink

[VIDEO] Neon Hitch Covers Kreayshawn "Gucci Gucci"

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Neon Hitch takes Kreayshawn's rambunctious Rodeo Drive rap to the streets of New York on her brand-new cover of the Kreayshawn's "Gucci Gucci." After revamping tunes by Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller, Neon Hitch now shows off her designer pop bling flaunting up and down the streets of Manhattan.

Thrifty and enterprising, Neon also opens shop selling her fancy handbags and sunglasses right in front of the Andy Warhol Monument on Union Square. That's right. Who'd ever thought kitsch was not art, better think again.

Neon Hitch puts her own unique spin on every cover she puts out and this Kreayshawn revamp in particular has been performed and produced so incredibly well that it's almost a complete new song. And yes, chances are you may like it more than the original. It's faboulous, feisty, and ultimately, oh-so-very fierce in a way that only Neon is. Just let her purr and pout, and this gypsy queen will deliver a potent tune with attitude, a fighting spirit and a heavy dose of girl power. Watch Neon Hitch "Gucci Gucci" cover after the break. (Directed by PotsnPans Films)

August 31, 2011 | Permalink

The Daily Crunch: Beyonce, Madonna, Natalia Kills, Foo Fighters, Frankmusik, Katy Perry, Alicia Keys

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 Beyonce And Jay-Z's Baby Already Has Its Own Crazy Animation
 Madonna Works On Her Fitness While On Vacation In France
 Josh Pence by Hedi Slimane
 Poll: What Was Your Favorite Moment Of The 2011 VMAs?
 Katy Perry: MTV VMAs House of Hype After Party
 Rick Ross and Kreayshawn Verbally Spar at the VMAs
 Natalia Kills to Open for The Sounds on North American Tour
 Win Rickets To See Frankmusik On Tour
 Get Your Video Fix: St. Vincent's 'Cruel' 
 Solange Knowles Cop Incident Provoked By A Banana Balloon 
 The Foo Fighters Clean Up 
 BeyoncĂ© Sees Bump Single Sales Following Baby Reveal 
 Alicia Keys Does Glamour Magazine 
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August 30, 2011 | Permalink

[FRESH NEW] Gallant "Party Girl" (MP3)

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I don't think William Orbit needs much of an introduction for all you pop aficionados out there, but if you insist I'd be happy to list some of his career highlights. Orbit is probably known to most for his work on Madonna's "Ray Of Light," a landmark pop album that helped redefine the superstar's sound and finally brought her the broad, critical-acclaim she had strived for.

Orbit has also worked very closely with the legendary Laurie Mayer, and he has collaborated with people like Beth Orton, All Saints, Sugababes and Robbie Williams on a variety of tracks. What Orbit's variety of achievements all have in common is that they feature his high-grade and foward production work that is one of a kind.

So when Orbit takes an interest in a fresh, new and still unsigned artist it is very much worth paying attention to.

Check out Orbit's production with DJ Teenwolf on Gallant's "Party Girl." Gallant is a fresh new talent who combines his soaring, soulful vocals with a stomping groove on this Orbit/Teenwolf production. This club banger is sure to drive the crowd right into a wild frenzy the moment the beat drops. Guaranteed. Just "back it up full-throttle" and you will fit right in.

But don't let Gallant's happy go lucky club speak fool you. Orbit's production of "Party Girl" is an incredibly impressive and intricate production effort that is crisp, tight and mixed to perfection. And judging from its forward hip hop vibe, it seems it was a bit of departure for Orbit that challenged him in all the right ways. It's a worthy introduction to a fresh new talent that you should take note of. Grab an MP3 of Gallant "Party Girl" (William Orbit Remix) after the break. 

MP3: Gallant "Party Girl"

August 30, 2011 | Permalink

David Guetta Action-Packed New Album "Nothing But The Beat" in Stores Now

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World get ready! David Guetta's much-anticipated new LP "Nothing But The Beat" has arrived and it is safe to assume that it will be ruling global charts for many, many months to come. It's an action-packed record that is chock full of hits. The standard edition of "Nothing But The Beat" features collaborations with Akon, Chris Brown, Dev, Flo Rida, Jennifer Hudson, Jessie J, Lil Wayne, Ludacris, Nicki Minaj, Sia, Snoop Dog, Taio Cruz, Timbaland, Usher, and will.i.am.

But there's more. Guetta is also releasing two deluxe editions, one physical and one digital, feature nine futuristic, electronic and instrumental tracks that neatly showcase his dance roots

Guetta is flying to Los Angeles today for a bunch of public appearances to promote the record. Tonight, I will be emcee-ing and introducing the superstar DJ at the first stateside screening of his documentary Nothing But The Beat. 

The film gives fans unique insight into Guetta's life career, and meteoric rise from underground house DJ into one of the world’s most sought-after producers. Watch a trailer of the film after the break.

To celebrate the release of "Nothing But The Beat" today, the iconic Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood will be lit in red on Tuesday, making it the first time that the landmark building has ever been lit to mark an album's release. Pretty major.

August 30, 2011 | Permalink