Another American Idol contestant has a new record deal!
Last year’s 4th placed winner Jason Castro, has signed on with Atlantic Records. He’s due to release his debut album later this year.
Castro reached #1 on iTunes last spring with his cover of Over The Rainbow after performing the tune on Idol’s stage.
The album will feature songs written by current AI judge Kara DioGuardi and Grammy award-winning songwriter John Fields as well as several other song writers in the industry.
Congratulations. I love that he is working with such talented writers and producers, and look forward to hearing the collaborative efforts of his new team.
Here is a clip from one of his past performances:
This friendly twittering went down today between John Mayer and Demi Lovato:
John tweeted, “I have ‘La La Land’ by @ddlovato stuck in my head. Actually, it’s not stuck. I’m choosing to sing it. B section is sophisticated. You’re going to make lots of records, I can tell.”
Demi excitedly responded: “Holy crap. THANK YOU. You’re so awesome. That is quite possibly the best compliment I’ve received in this business. Thank you so, so much….. !!!!!!”
John gave her some friendly advice: “Write one song at a time, never apologize for any of them, ever. From Wonderland to Trio stuff, they’re all my kids.”
She enthusiastically replied: “See, That’s exactly what I needed to hear today. Wow. If that’s not inspiration, then I don’t know what is! You’re incredible.”
Selena posted this:
“JOHN MAYER JUST TWITTERED ABOUT DEMI! SHES IS FREAKING OUT!!!!!!
=) TEAM DEMI & SELENA!!”
Kelly Rowland was apparently kicked from her label Columbia Records (acording to many rumors). I guess her music just isn’t good enough to warrant being apart of the major label and no longer is ‘commercially viable’.
Kelly however tells a different story “Because Columbia Records has been my home base as an artist for more than a decade, the decision to move out on my own required a lot of soul-searching. As a solo artist, I felt the need to explore new directions, new challenges, and new freedoms outside my comfort zone and my friends and family at Columbia have been incredibly understanding about my evolution. I want to thank everyone at Columbia for the love and support they’ve shown and I will never forget how many good times we’ve had over the years.”
Talk about trying to cover up
The buzzing is that Jessica Simpson’s record label has dropped her, since her name is noticeably absent from the rosters of Columbia Nashville and Sony Music Nashville. OK! Magazine has apparently done some investigating and they are now reporting they called the receptionist at Jessica’s label who told them she has “come off the label.”
I remember reading when her country album first came out that it hit #1 on the charts! I was surprised and happy for her. So what the eff is going on? #1 on the charts to getting dropped from the label?
No official statements have been released… yet.
She is earning an income from her shoe, clothing, accessories, etc lines though!
Miley Cyrus strikes a pose at the 2009 Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand on tonight in Las Vegas.
She is wearing a stunning Monique Lhullier gown with a jeweled one-shoulder and bustline, Cole Haan sandals and H.Stern jewels.
During the ceremony, Miley performed her hit song “The Climb” from her upcoming film Hannah Montana The Movie, which debuts in theaters this Friday.
Here is a picture of her singing:
Love this picture of her growling and hissing!
Amy and her beehive have left London and gone back to St. Lucia, the sunshine, salty air, and ganja that she loves so well.
Yesterday morning, she left on a jet as she plans on making her next album there as well as purchase a home. Wish I could go there as well. It’s been a long winter.
It’s been long enough that she’s been on vacay, her Back To Black is skipping from me playing it too much.
Paris Hilton’s younger bro, Barron Hilton, partied with Snoop Dogg and Leven Rambin in New York City yesterday. Leven is currently starring in, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
Barron, who is 19, told Page Six that he’s pursuing a career in music and has already begun recording tracks at his apartment:
“I want to be an international singer-songwriter,I’m sick of all the Hilton stuff, where all anyone cared about was whether I was doing coke in the bathroom or how many b—— I was sleeping with. I’m done with partying and traveling. It’s time to get this s— started.”
Barron also told about how he is developing a reality show with Viacom:
“It’s gonna be like The Hills, but real,” he says. “A lot of that stuff is pre-setup or re-setup. This is gonna show the meetings, the production side, the recording side . . . I just want people to say, ‘Wow, this song really moved me, or made me cry.’ “
Well if he’s done with traveling, how does he intend on becoming an international artist?
Nick, Kevin and Joe posed for photographers at the 2009 Kids’ Choice Awards, held at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion on Saturday night (March 28) in Westwood, Calif.
The brothers took over Radio Disney on Friday afternoon when they put on an acoustic performance.
They had this to say about their upcoming tour:
“We’ve got new songs, new production elements and new instruments as well. In this new record, we tried to add some different sounds. We’ve been working a lot with horns. After we did the Grammy performance with Stevie Wonder, we had the five horn players behind us. We were like, ‘We should do this to our music and add this different sound to it.’ We incorporated it in our record and we’ll be playing with them this summer!”
Apparently there is a bit of hissing going on by parents about the Pussycat Dolls and whether they should have even been on the KCAs at all. Many felt that they’re not kid appropriate. I’ve read several blogs and am stunned at how many have been complainting about how provocatively they were dressed.
Kelly’s 4th album, All I Ever Wanted has had an impressive debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 with 254,111 albums sold and #1 on the Digital Album Chart. This marks Kelly’s first #1 album since her debut in 2002.
That’s just a wee bit behind Clarkson’s last album, the troubled My December. It moved 291,000 in its first week back in June 2007. Her hit single “My Life Would Suck Without You,” makes her poised for a solid comeback.
Also debuting on the charts is the second album from songwriter/producer The-Dream, Love Vs. Money, which hit the #2 spot and racked up 151,000 in sales, beating out U2′s No Line on the Horizon.
In these tough economic times, it’s an encouragement for the music industry as the totals for the top three represent the first time this year that a trio of discs in the top 10 has passed the 100K-plus mark!
Fergie is seen here at the Record Plant Recording Studios on Monday (March 16) in Los Angeles, Calif.
The Black Eyed Peas are reuniting and working on an upcoming album called “The E.N.D.,” which is due to drop in June.
Fergie’s new brunette hair colour that she showed off at the March of Dimes 34th annual Beauty Ball last week in New York City put a stop to the pregnancy rumors as hair dyes are not safe for pregnant women. She also confirmed she wasn’t with child when she said:
“I’m not going to be because I’m going on tour. I wouldn’t want to do that to the poor child.”
The E.N.D. stands for “the energy never dies” apparently.