We all love Mariah Carey’s iconic ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ and we can’t imagine a December without classic tunes such as ‘Jingle Bells’ and ‘White Christmas’. But with countless new Christmas albums and tracks released every winter, why not refresh your festive playlists with some of the best holiday songs released in the past few years? Essentially Pop is here to help you, with a list of the best holiday hits released in the last decade! There are only two criteria: every song must have been released between 2000 and 2019 and it has to be a brand new original song (no covers)!
Is there anything more impressive than listening to a beautiful piece of piano pop? While bands and guitars and electro pop are still popular on the airwaves, it’s still a welcome sound to listen to a big piano anthem on the radio.
The good thing about piano anthems is that you can learn to play them yourself – ideal as a party piece or when you’ve got friends and family to entertain. Take a look at this list of top 10 modern piano songs and start learning how to play them.
The accolades keep coming for UK singer-songwriter, Ella Mai, who recently dropped her self-titled album to critical acclaim. In just one week, the extraordinary R&B debut has already attained gold status, while the smash hit that started it all, ‘Boo’d Up’, is triple platinum. The follow up single ‘Trip’ has now been certified platinum.
Ella Mai’s self-titled debut was released worldwide on Friday, October 12. Executively produced by Mustard, who also serves as Ella Mai’s musical director, the album is a freestyling voyage through the 23 year old singer songwriter’s world. ‘Ella Mai’, released through 10 Summers/Interscope Records, is available to stream and download via all digital retailers.
Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates were college dropouts, yet absolute anomalies in the market. 94 percent of US leaders have a college degree and if you want to be someone significant you probably need to go to school. This is extremely relevant in the field of entertainment. A lot of Hollywood’s top performers made their way through never-ending fields of essays and sleepless nights cramming for exams. For example, The Rock has a degree in criminology, John Legend studied African American literature, Mayim Bialik earned a PhD in neuroscience, and Adam Sandler has a Master’s in Fine Arts. These entertainment leaders prove that you need a degree to make it big in the industry. However, you shouldn’t just go to college and work through the motions. Here are some tips on how to get the right degree and making it big in the entertainment field.
Judith Hill has performed backing vocals for Michael Jackson, Josh Brogan, and Stevie Wonder; she additionally dueted with Jackson on ‘I Just Can’t Stop Loving You’ during his ‘This Is It’ tour. She opened for on John Legend’s ‘All Of Me’ tour in 2014, and had her debut album produced by Prince. Judith auditioned for season four of The Voice, broadcast in 2013, singing Christina Aguilera’s song, ‘What A Girl Wants’, causing all four judges – Adam Levine, Shakira, Usher, and Blake Shelton all pressing their buttons and turning their chairs to choose her. Eventually she chose to join Team Adam, who said, “She’s going to be a Grammy-winning superstar, and she’s on my team”.