It was totally grande. Singer/Actress Ariana Grande is one of several Teen Actresses in recent years to enter the Top 40 Realm, but what separates her contemporaries is that remarkable voice – all four octaves of it! We’ve all heard the evidence on debut Single The Way (ft. Mac Miller)!
Known best for her work on popular TV Series Victorious, she also reprises her signature role of Cat Valentine on Sam and Cat, seen in Canada on YTV. Unfortunately due to flight delays from New York City where she appeared at the MTV Video Music Awards last night, her Fans camped outside KISS 92.5 in Toronto were left disappointed on a grande scale. She is said however to reschedule an appearance tomorrow in advance of her Sound Academy Show.
We caught-up with Grande on her way to a secret TV taping and although a bit concerned due to delay, she still was awesome to make time for Fans! “One at a time please” she said, unsure which Camera to look at to be sure of the perfect Photo for her Fans. So thoughtful!
She was sweet enough to sign a Photo which will go to one lucky Reader! Simply click “like” on this Post at Mr. Will Wong on Facebook! Share this Post with your Friends and double your chances! Good luck.
Check out her new Single Baby I below:
Grande also recorded Almost is Never Enough for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ OST featuring The Wanted‘s Nathan Sykes:
See our Snap below:
Grande‘s debut Disc Yours Truly gets a release via Universal Music Canada on Tuesday, September 3, 2013. Pre-order here.
(Photo/video credit: Mr. Will Wong/Universal Music)
Big night in Brooklyn! The Stars of Music were out in full force tonight at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York for the MTV Video Music Awards, with the neighbouring streets being shut down for a huge Red Carpet Spectacle not unlike our v. own MuchMusic Video Awards. Funnyman Jimmy Fallon hosted the festivities.
Marquee names like Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus, One Direction, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Lady Gaga walked the Carpet, many impressing with their style – some choices wilder than others. Perry scored high points for her Leopard-print Emanuel Ungaro dress adorned with gold butterflies, sporting a Grill in her mouth. Gomez also was a Winner on the Carpet with her daring and revealing Versace dress which proclaimed loud and clear that she’s all grown up now! Gaga meanwhile was understated, sexy and elegant with a black Prabal Gurung dress adorned with a train and bow on her waist.
In addition to ‘NSync reuniting with Justin Timberlake for the first time in several years making headlines, they performed Bye Bye Bye and Girlfriend together with the Pop Megastar, who also won Best Editing (Mirrors) and Best Direction (Suit & Tie). Moreimportantly, top honours of Video of the Year went to Timberlake also for Mirrors, a touching eight-minute Tribute to his Grandparents; his Grandfather had passed away just last November.Watch the ‘NSync Reunion here.
Also garnering importance was Hip-Hop Act Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who won Best Hip-Hop Video for Can’t Hold Us (ft. Ray Dalton) and also winning with Same Love (ft. Mary Lambert) for Best Video with a Social Message. The Duo performed the latter live before the Audience and were joined on-stage in a surprise performance from Oscar and Grammy Winner Jennifer Hudson.
Lady Gaga kicked-off the night with a band as we saw her transform through her several evolutions via wigs during her Performance of new Single, Applause. An impressed Macklemore was seen admiring her Performance greatly nodding his head in awe. Watch her performance here.
Miley Cyrus also caught our attentions in a revealing Teddy Bear Bodysuit with giant dancing Teddy Bears on-stage, performing her Summer Hit We Can’t Stop. She then was joined on-stage by red-hot Robin Thicke who performed both Blurred Lines and latest Single Give it 2 U. Jaws dropped as she Twerked before the Audience with her tongue sticking out! Watch the Performance here.
Bruno Mars gets high points for electrifying the Audience with a stirring Prince-inspired rendition of latest Single, Gorilla as green lasers filled the Arena.
Katy Perry after much hype, capped-off the night performing latest Single Roar from underneath the Brooklyn Bridge dressed in a Michelle Rodriguez/Girlfight-inspired outfit in a Boxing Ring. A grand Affair indeed! Watch her Performance here.
Other big Winners tonight include Selena Gomez winning Best Pop Video for Come & Get It and also her Friend Taylor Swift for Best Female Pop Video with I Knew You Were Trouble. Newcomer Austin Mahone also was named Artist to Watch.
The moment we’ve all been waiting for. The unveiling of the Artwork for Miley Cyrus‘ new Disc, BANGERZ! I love the ’80s-inspired Miami Deco look. It reminds me a bit of Whitney Houston‘s debut Disc mashed-up with Cocktail and Miami Vice together with all the neon. I have never been more excited for an Album and I’ve never been more excited about Miley! Whomever is handling her Art Direction and Styling basically needs a GRAMMY Award.
Cyrus performs live at tomorrow night’s MTV Video Music Awards in New York! Word is, she might be collaborating with Robin Thicke on a not-so-Hannah Montana something…
See the Cover below:
… and just surfacing also is Cyrus‘ new Track, Wrecking Ball. It’s not quite a Banger, but it’s and outstanding Power Ballad. LOVE.
Sony Music Canada releases BANGERZ on Tuesday, October 8, 2013!
Just in-time for the MTV VMAs tomorrow night in New York, Katy Perry gives us a tease of more new material from her upcoming third Disc, PRISM. This time around though, Perry is letting the General Public decide what they want as her second Single, a Follow-up to her amazing ROAR, which already has topped the Canadian Hot 100 and debuted at number two on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
First up is Dark Horse, which is a little more what she was hinting it in revealing earlier this year she’d be going darker on this Album:
Rumours are that Katy Perry is entering a dark phase in upcoming Disc PRISM, which kinda scares me as an avid Fan, but if first Single ROAR is any indication of her new sound, my worries are lifted. The Track which surfaced online earlier today is grand, sweeping and anthemic. Yet another perfect Pop Concoction which secretly makes me feel a sense of victory standing by her when several told me she’d be a One-Hit Wonder.
I love the little Homage to The Cranberries in the Bridge. Perry is proud of her ’90s influences and everything about this new Track is a reason to celebrate! “I went from zero to my own Hero”, she sings with absolute deserved entitlement.
Written and produced together with longtime Collaborators Bonnie McKee, Max Martin and Dr. Luke, the Track will be performed live at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn later this month! I don’t know how she’s done it, but Perry officially has trumped Lady Gaga in terms of buzz, as the latter also will be premiering her forthcoming Single also at the Event.
PRISM hits stores October 22, 2013, while ROAR officially will be available on iTunes on Monday here!
She’s back! Lady Gaga is going full-on and is ready to unleash the fashionable fury that will be Artpop, her fourth Studio Disc. In addition to her brand new Single, Applause being released on Monday, August 19, 2013, the Disc will now be available early for pre-order on the same day. Monday, November 11, 2013 has been penciled-in as the release date for the Disc.
Check-out the brand new Artwork for Applause, shot by Inez & Vinoodh:
Lady Gaga will be performing at the MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York on Sunday, August 25, 2013. This marks her first-ever performance on the Awards Show.