Bruno Mars Injects Soul into the Super Bowl Halftime Show
#TaniaOnTheScene - Concert of the Year? That’s what the NFL claimed all week long as it hyped its halftime show with Bruno Mars. But could a relatively young artist without huge name recognition carry the day? Even one of the football commentators came out and said “There were a lot of doubters.” Once Mars was done, though, doubters should have been few.
Two stunts marked the opening of his halftime performance, one slightly less nauseating than the other. It began with a children’s choir and segued into a drum solo performed by Bruno himself. (His lookalike brother, Eric Hernandez — Mars was born Peter Gene Hernandez — took over soon after). But then it was time to break out the gold jackets and skinny ties and launch into “Locked Out of Heaven.” His jumbo band of brass, backup singers and bass put the song across nicely. Not only that, but when they broke into “Treasure,” the synchronized dance moves provided a moment straight out of the Platters, circa 1966.
Then, Bruno started to snarl. “Who you rockin’ with — you rockin’ with the best!” All of a sudden, the man was James Brown, singing “I don’t want to hurt you baby, I just want to work you baby. ” And he gave it his best JB shuffle before a segue into the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Give It Away Now.” Instantaneously, lamé jackets gave way to shirtless man flesh as Anthony Keidis, Flea and the rest of RHCP took the stage.
Grammy predictions: Macklemore favored for new artist
#TaniaOnTheScene - Bet on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis to win Grammy’s best new artist trophy this year. Just don’t bet a lot.
The newcomer competition, historically fraught with controversy, left-field picks and puzzling shutouts, may be the most difficult contest to call.
Transgressions have been endless. The prize went to such short-lived sensations as Starland Vocal Band and Christopher Cross. Lip-sync duo Milli Vanilli’s award was revoked. Elvis Costello lost to A Taste of Honey. Among scores of legends never even nominated as bright start-ups were Madonna, U2, Prince, Garth Brooks, Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac and Bruce Springsteen.
This year, Macklemore dukes it out with country singer Kacey Musgraves, hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar, British crooner Ed Sheeran and London singer/producer James Blake.
Beyonce on Surprise Album, Career: ‘I Wanted to Follow in Madonna’s Footsteps’
#TaniaOnTheScene - The singer hosted a private screening of the 17 videos accompanying her new album at New York’s School of Visual Arts Theatre on Dec. 21.
Beyonce Knowles just pulled off one of the most spectacular surprise album drops of all time with the Dec. 13 release of her self-titled visual album, setting both iTunes and Billboard chart records in the process. What facilitated the successful campaign? The singer made it clear on Saturday night that it came to one major business decision.
Bruno Mars Named BILLBOARD’S “Artist of the Year”
#TaniaOnTheScene - Atlantic recording artist Bruno Mars has been named Billboard magazine’s “2013 Artist of the Year” – an extraordinary honor to cap off an already incredible year. In addition to having one of the best-selling albums of the year with “UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX,” Billboard announced today that Mars topped 8 of their 2013 Year-End charts, including “Hot 100 Artists” and “Top Overall Artists.” To celebrate these accolades, the GRAMMY®-winning superstar has unveiled the eagerly awaited next leg of his blockbuster “Moonshine Jungle World Tour.” The acclaimed trek will hit arenas and amphitheaters across North America beginning summer 2014 (see attached listing of cities). Full details – including dates, venues, and ticket information – will be announced soon. For up-to-the-minute news, please see www.brunomars.com/moonshinejungletour.
Is He the Sexiest Man Alive?
#TaniaOnTheScene - Adam Levine was named People Magazine’s sexiest man alive. The frontman of the Grammy-award winning rock group, Maroon 5, and judge on the hit NBC singing show, The Voice, said he was taken back from the announcement. Levine joins previous winners including Channing Tatum, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Ryan Reynolds, George Clooney and Matt Damon. The 34-year-old is engaged to another sexy person: Victoria Secret’s model, Behati Prinsloo.
Sunday Evening Serenade with @MsOliviaGilmore
TaniaOnTheScene - This Sunday, September 15, 2013, stop by “Sunday Evening Serenade” at 520 8th ave. on the 10th floor. Admission is $10 and the show begins at 7pm. Support one of the artists that I think is extremely talented.
Mashup Of Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines And Growing Pains Theme Song! Hilarious!
#TaniaOnTheScene - Prepare to show us that smile again!
Because Robin Thicke is coming together with his dad, Alan Thicke, for one AH-Mazing mashup!
Robin Thicke’s single has been burning up the Billboard charts all summer and is STILL at #1 after 7 weeks! We think his jam pairs nicely with his dad’s 90s sitcom song!
Ch-ch-check out what Blurred Lines sounds like when it’s mixed with the theme song from Growing Pains …AFTER THE JUMP!!!