MBLAQ, (an acronym for Music Boys Live in Absolute Quality) is a South Korean quintet boy band created by Korean pop R&B singer, producer and actor Rain (비) under a branch of his label J.Tune Entertainment called J.Tune Camp. The five members include Seung Ho, G.O, Joon, Thunder/Cheon Doong, and Mir. The group debuted on October 9, 2009 at Rain's Legend of Rainism concert. On October 14, 2009 the group released their debut single album, Just BLAQ, which topped various on-line and off-line music charts in South Korea.
Hannah Hooper met Christian Zucconi late one evening on the lower east side of Manhattan. They had both been living in New York for years and had never crossed paths before. But from that night forward the two could hardly be pulled apart. Soon after their connection Hooper was invited to an art residency in Greece on the island of Crete and Hooper insists "without any hesitation" she invited Zucconi to join her on this journey.
There are three "The Ghosts" bands: Mathew Sawyer's in London, an Australian dance band who have since changed their name to Ghostwood, and a Manchester based alt-rock band, who have since changed their name to Death To The Ghosts. Mathew Sawyer And The Ghosts are a London based folk pop band fronted by painter/ex-Television Personalities drummer, Mathew Sawyer.
C.N.BLUE (Korean: 씨엔블루), stylized as CNBLUE (Code Name Blue), is an Indie rock band from Seoul, South Korea, which debuted under F&C Entertainment on August 19, 2009 in Japan with the band's first mini album, Now or Never. The group released four teasers for their 1st album Bluetory, starring one member per each of the videos in the sequence of Jonghyun, Minhyuk, Jungshin and lastly, Jung Yong Hwa on the 6th, 8th, 11th and 13 January respectively. On the January 14, CN Blue debuted their first mini-album with lead single "I'm a Loner" (Korean: 외톨이야).
Tremaine Aldon Neverson (born November 28, 1984 in Petersburg, Virginia), better known by his stage name Trey Songz, is a Grammy award nominated American singer, producer and actor. After releasing many mixtapes under the name Prince of Virginia he signed to Atlantic Records in 2005 and released his debut album I Gotta Make It. His second album, Trey Day, was released in 2007 and earned him a Grammy nomination. His latest album, Ready, was released in September 2009 and debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200, and his upcoming album Passion, Pain & Pleasure is expected to be released September 14.
Daniel Paul Merriweather, born February 17th 1982 in Melbourne, Victoria is an Australian R&B singer/songwriter. His first commercially released recording was a guest appearance on the track "All I Want" from Australian dance act Disco Montego's self-titled album in 2002. In 2007 Daniel Merriweather put his voice to Mark Ronson's "Stop Me" (cover of The Smiths track) which reached #2 on the UK singles charts, and also co-wrote and featured on Wiley's third single, from his fourth album, Cash In My Pocket which reached #18 on the UK singles chart.
Expensive Looks, the pseudonym for New York-based psych-pop bedroom producer Alec Feld, meld tropical garage breaks, shimmering visceral chants, and disco-edged house to kick back to the displays of natural forces and days of unparalleled euphoric ecstasy. Akin to creations of early garage titans and wonders transfused with codeine-soaked acid jams, the smoothly ethereal yet grimy sounds reveal the inner-workings of towering, crashing polar shifts. http://myspace.com/expensivelooks
Reece Mastin's family moved to Australia six years ago, escaping Englands dreary weather. He is a sixteen year old Golden Grove High School Student from Greenwith, South Australia. Currently Reece is a contestant in X-Factor Australia, hoping to win and take out glory! With many fans under his collar, he has sure got a good chance. Reece auditioned with Rooster's song, "Come Get Some". He then sung "Feeling Good" by Nina Simone and "Toxic" by Britney Spears in bootcamp.
Israel Ka'ano'i Kamakawiwo'ole was born May 20, 1959 to Henry (aka Tiny) KaleiAloha Naniwa Kamakwiwo`ole Jr. and Evangeline Leinani (Keale) Kamakawiwo`ole. He lived the first 10 years of his life in Palolo Valley on O'ahu. Then the family moved to Makaha. He started playing music with his older brother Skippy when he was just 11 years old. But that isn't surprising, as Israel came from a musical family. His uncle is Moe Keale, a living legend in Hawai.
For Way With Words, the road to success started where many of their predecessors once found themselves: playing music in their bedroom. The twist? This particular music-sesh was fueled by Red Bull’s Bedroom Jam contest, broadcast across the band’s native homeland of Australia, and landed them a plane trip to LA to record their debut EP, Better Off Friends. Fusing guitar-driven pop-rock with melodic verses, full choruses, and layered instrumentation, WWW have produced an effort bubbling with energy and a maturity of sound and lyric far surpassing their youth.