Whoever first noticed that big things come in small packages, was really onto something. Lauren Ianuzzi, AKA Chevonne, is the pixie with the larger-than-life pipes – and hair – who has been generating chatter in the music industry since she made jaws drop while performing on The Voice in 2012. Before then, Chevonne had made some inroads into the biz, touring with the likes of Lady Gaga and Estelle. She is currently performing to promote her new EP, Fire At Will, which was released September 17th. Joonbug had the opportunity to chat with Chevonne about life on the road, spirit animals, and more…
Contestants on the hit reality series “The Voice” may have to battle it out with each other for the winner’s prize, but it’s clear that, despite being on separate teams, judge Christina Aguilera has grown close to her fellow musician judges Adam Levine, Cee-Lo Green, and Blake Shelton. During an interview with Queen Latifah, Christina was asked to do an impression off her “Voice” costars. Not only did Christina agree to do the impressions but she also did them quite well.
During her interview, Christina revealed what she thinks about her three costars personalities. She spoke in a friendly manner about how she feels that Adam has a lot of rushed energy, while Blake is more slowed down and relaxed. When it came to Green, Christina said “Cee-Lo is great. Cee-Lo speaks in like poetic rhyme. He is so sultry.” Christina also revealed that doing impressions of each other is something all her costars sometimes do. According to Christina, after working with each other for five seasons, you do get to know each other pretty well and doing impressions of each other just becomes a must.
If you're a die hard fan of NBC's Season 3 of "The Voice," you most likely remember Chevonne, the rocking soul scream machine. We watched as the quirky underdog made her way through three rounds when she finally got judges Cee Lo and Blake Shelton to turn during her blind audition when she sang "Brass In Pocket" by The Pretenders.
Being on Team Cee Lo, she easily impressed both Cee Lo and his team advisor, Matchbox 20's Rob Thomas as she nailed rehearsals for her battle round with Avery Wilson on the David Guetta ft. Sia song "Titanium." Although Chevonne didn't win the battle against her teammate, she was highly praised for her soaring high notes and bold stage moves. Her time wasn't over though when judge Christina Aguilera saved Chevonne with the new "coach steal" feature, applauding Chevonne for her flamboyant and exciting performance vibe.
If you're familiar with Flo Rida, you're probably familiar with his friend and colleague, hip hop artist J. Dash. Also from Florida, this artist has recently made a huge splash in the music world with his top-of-the-charts single, "WOP." The single comes off his debut album, Tabloid Truth, and has reached the Top 100 on the Billboard charts. The album is sold exclusively through Wal-Mart. J. Dash chats with us about his past musical experience, his new album, and the lovely ladies of his life.
You are a piano prodigy who records hip hop music. Will we hear you playing piano in any of your tracks?
You might remember Tony Vincent from NBC's The Voice, where he was on Team Cee-Lo and blowing away the audience with his incredible voice and memorable performances. Since the show, Tony has been focusing on writing and recording his own music, and has recently released a single called Starting Over. Joonbug gets the scoop on how it felt to be eliminated, what Tony is up to now, and Tony's secret special talent!
Miami Beach + some of the biggest names in music. It doesn't get much better than the Orange Drive Music Festival happening Friday December 30th - Sunday January 1st. Ocean Drive between 7th and 9th will be packed with people and entertainment celebrating both the New Year and the Orange Bowl.
Here's the full schedule:
December 30 - 7:00pm
- Boys II Men
- Pete Wentz and The Black Cards
- Gym Class Heroes
December 31 - 9:00pm
- DJ Irie
- Jason Derulo
- Jermaine Dupri (DJ Set)
Coming to Columbia, Maryland on September 10, Virgin Mobile presents the annual FreeFest rock festival, held at the Merriweather Post Pavilion. In 2009, organizers made the event free to attend, however, tickets were made available for those who were unable to secure the free spots. This year, interested attendees must "like" Virgin Mobile Life on Facebook before they are eligible to receive free tickets, which will be available on Friday, July 15th at 10:00 AM EDT.
Stream three new albums in their entirety (visit NPR’s First Listen page) before they hit stores on June 28th!
1) 'Rave on Buddy Holly': a tribute to the rock ‘n’ roll pioneer, features Holly covers by Paul McCartney, The Black Keys, Modest Mouse, Cee Lo Green, Fiona Apple, and many more. The album’s A-List artists make up a rather impressive and diverse collection, and all prove to be a remarkable fit for Holly’s timeless tunes.
The Grammy's are barely an award show anymore. The producers of the "award show" have decided to focus on the live performances during the telecast; there was only one presentation of an award in the first hour of the show.
The first performance of the night was a tribute to the Queen of Soul - Aretha Franklin. The performance featured the quintet of Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Yolanda Adams, Florence Welch and Martina McBride. The group sang a melody of different songs; each sang well in their tribute to the Queen. After the performance a taped message from the Queen herself (who was noticeably thinner), welcomed viewers to the Grammy's, expressed her thanks to the academy for the recognition,
With his solo success it might surprise some that Cee Lo Green is planning on reuniting with Goodie Mob. Goodie Mob is an Atlanta based hip hop group comprised of Big Gipp, T-Mo, Khujo, and Cee Lo.
There was tension between the foursome when Cee Lo left the group to go solo with Atlanta Records. Time healed the wound and Goodie Mob, a backronym for the Good Die Mostly Over Bullshit, and Cee Lo have collaborated on a few songs since his departure.
Cee Lo and Big Gripp have said in past interviews that the four were back in the studio recording material for a future album.