As if fame and popularity weren’t enough, being a pop star at the top of your game also comes with the promise of an immense fortune. These are people who have so much in their bank accounts that even buying private islands marks little more than a drop in the bucket of their total wealth. So, how much do our choices for three of the richest and best pop stars have, and what do they like to spend it on? We take a look.
Machine Gun Kelly (EST 19XX/Bad Boy/Interscope Records) has released an acoustic version of ‘Bloody Valentine’, along with a new music video to accompany the vocal performance. While strumming on the acoustic guitar, the music video places Machine Gun Kelly on top of a breath-taking hilltop while sitting on his motorcycle.
Grace Gaustad is still only 18 years old, but has been making waves in Los Angeles in recent months, since she covered Hozier’s ‘Take Me To Church’. Recognised for her deep vocals, Grace has been working with Lady Gaga’s singing coach since she before she entered her teenage years. Grace has quite the profile on social media, with just under 500K followers on Instagram, as well as 80K+ on Facebook, and 73K+ subscribers on YouTube. While in Los Angeles recently, Lisa asked Grace a few quick questions about her life, music, and inspirations.
Out today through digital based label, Humble Angel Records and Silver Max Entertainment, Max George’s new single, ‘Better On Me’, is his first release for 2019, and is sure to see the much loved Mancunian return to the charts this summer. You can stream and download the track across all digital platforms here.
Born in Illinois and raised in California, Carly Marie Masten, who performs as C’Marie, is a singer, songwriter, and dancer. She started dancing at the age of 2, winning many national championships and dance scholarships from major dance conventions. C’Marie has worked with choreographers such as Dave Scott, and danced in music videos for the likes of Mindless Behaviour, Brian Freedman, and Cris Judd. She’s also appeared on TV, performing on Ellen, X Factor, and various programmes on Nickelodeon.
Describing herself as “Afro-tina”, Reinana Fernandez performs as Simply Rayne. The 20 year old singer was raised on the classics such as Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, Al Green, Diana Ross, and Etta James, and later on explored her own interests, such as Michael Jackson, Destiny’s Child, Prince, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Mary J. Blige, and Lauryn Hill. But her number one influence is the queen herself: Beyoncé.
At the age of 13 Oleathia Robinson – now known as Butta B-Rocka – started performing in talent shows in her hometown of Tampa, Florida. Two years later she started making regular trips to Atlanta to work with Bobby Brown Camp, Usher, and Akon. Her mother, working as her manager, pushed her to pursue a solo career, and eventually she agreed. After several setbacks, including a car accident which caused her to put two record deals on hold, she released her first album, formed a band, and started touring nationally and internationally. Her latest track is ‘The Storm’.
California native Daisy Gray has been quietly amassing a fanbase from her bedroom, and now, she unveiled her debut song ‘Saviour’. The accompanying video which premiered this morning on V Magazine, said “Daisy Gray may be new the music scene, but her raw talent and down to earth mindset are her building blocks to stardom…”
After recently featuring her new single ‘Velvet Heart’, Beth was lucky enough to catch up with Rothwell, who is determined to make her unique sound heard in 2018. We wanted to know more about this Bristol beauty and what fuels her music, so when we the opportunity arose to speak to her, we at Essentially Pop jumped at the chance.
A genre-defying collage of electro beats, distorted guitar, jaw’s harp and seductive almost spoken-word vocals, it’s fair to say Bold Ego Fledgling is not your average single release.
The product of the imagination of Barry Snaith, alias The Inconsistent Jukebox, it features contributions from artists all over the globe.