Starchildren, rejoice! Joonbug recently had the honor of sitting down with none other than trance vocal legend JES before her set with ATB this past Saturday night at The Roseland Ballroom. JES, who has been involved in the scene for over a decade and has worked with fellow superstars such as Tiesto and Cosmic Gate, opened up to us about her musical style, influences, and more:
Bad girl Rihanna continously suprises us with her edgy fashion, candid photographs, and daring videos, but this time, she has shocked us with something we never saw coming! The pop princess has managed to surpass five-time Grammy award winning legend, Janet Jackson's Billboard Record for the most singles at the top of the chart for an R&B/pop artist. The bad girl also managed to snatch the title of second-most No. 1s ever on the Billboard Dance/Club Play chart from Jackson, with her current hit, and 20th No.1 single, "Right Now," featuring David Guetta. The hit track places her behind Madonna who’s in first place on the Billboard chart with 43 No.1 singles.
This week in celebrity news we saw a popstar and a sexy lady tie the knot, Madonna dunk her son in Ellen's dunk tank, and a new mommy flaunting her four month old baby belly before giving birth!
At just four- months pregnant, new mom Megan Fox, who gave birth to a boy over a month ago, is enjoying motherhood. So much so that even with her bun in the oven, the gorgeous actress, modeled for an upcoming, Sharper Image campaign.The gig was a perfect fit for Ms. Fox who is as self-proclaimed techie and gagdet geek. She first appeared in ads for the brand in April 2012.
Madonna and her son Rocco were on Ellen this week and had a fun time. The singer was asked by Ellen who she wanted to see go inside the dunk tank. Madonna quickly responded she wanted to see her son, Rocco. The prank had a purpose, to raise awareness for breast cancer and raised $10,000. Madonna also revealed that she gave her son the opportunity to dance and DJ on her MDNA tour. Rocco proclaimed that despite his mother's tour allowance, she is actually a strict parent.
These days it seems like things are starting to look brighter in the ever persistent struggle for the equal rights of those who identify themselves as being lesbian, gay, bi-sexual or transgender. With same sex marriage becoming legally recognized in more and more states across America, it's as though we've entered a new era in human acceptance and equality. But in places like Russia, it's actually looking more like the struggle may only be worsening, as anti LGBT activist groups seem to be gaining strength.
In the latest example of this growing trend, a law was passed there last February which makes it illegal to promote homosexuality to minors. As a result, world famous pop star and gay icon Madonna is being sued. The lawsuit comes following a performance in St. Petersburg where the artist distributed several pink wrist bands and later asked fans to raise their hand while wearing them, proclaiming "fight for the right to be free" -demonstrating solidarity in support of equal rights for the LGBT community.
Yesterday, new baked goods shop, Vegan Divas, opened up on the UES with a slew of health-friendly treats. Founder Fernanda Capobianco (wife of famed Francois Payard) is excited about opening her flagship store after her brand took off in the US. Celebrities such as Madonna and Alicia Silverstone have already caught on to the phenomenon that is Vegan Divas. The vegan sweets replace animal products with healthier ingredients such as maple syrup and cold pressed coconut oil, making the goodies less caloric, kosher, and both cholesterol and lactose free.
Between Lady Gaga's lip syncing pole concussion and Madonna's geriatric nipple performance, celebs have certainly been on a 'Peanut Gallery' worthy rampage the last few days. Here ya go. Happy Monday!
Warning! This video is NSFA: Not Safe For Anyone
One is the queen of pop, the other named after a hedonistic Roman emperor. Seems like a perfect metaphorical pairing for one of the biggest tours the world has ever seen. The MDNA tour, to promote Madonna's latest album of the same name, will be in North America from August until November, promising much spectacle and grandeur.
Where this metaphor falls apart, however, is when we consider that pop music, in fact, isn't meant for royalty, but is a populist musical genre, accessible by anyone and everyone. Also, MDNA is Madonna's attempt to appeal to the EDM crowd, making club-forward pop tracks. The whole album has a "I'm down here on the dancefloor with you guys! Seriously!" vibe that it can not shake. Whether or not she succeeded in bridging this gap is a debate for another day. However, this tour is set to be one of the most expensive, yet profitable, in history --another relationship that just doesn't really make sense, but we're going with it.
The French producer sat down with Joonbug before Ultra Music Festival began on Friday to discuss his explosive rise to stardom, his new North American tour, and his favorite places to search for new talent.
Jaime Sloane: Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to talk to Joonbug, we’re all huge fans and we’re excited to hear what you have to say.
Martin Solveig: Thank you.
Jaime Sloane: Your performance at Ultra marks your second stop on your North American tour. How’s the experience been so far? And what differences have you noticed between touring in North America and touring in Europe?
Maintaining momentum is one of the hardest things to do in today’s music industry. We have new budding artists, competing with one-hit wonders, competing with veterans! Not to mention, with iTunes and online file sharing, the cost of music is at an all-time low --if not free. So far in 2012 the prospects look good, with major first quarter releases on deck for February. With Van Halen’s big come back, we’ve got our eyes on what other veterans are creating a buzz about a comeback in 2012!
Van Halen's new album, A Different Kind Of Truth, has debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The rockers were expected to battle for top spot with singing sensation Adele, and that’s exactly what happened.