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After years of writing No. 1 hits for fellow artists, Sia is finally claiming a chart-topper under her own name.
After her phenomenal success with Chandelier, Sia’s career has taken off in a whole new way. This week, the singer/songwriter’s album 1000 Forms of Fear, reached the top of the Billboard 200, marking it as the best sales week of her career – and her very first Billboard No.1.
Sia performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The album sold 52,000 copies in the week ending July 13. Like her last two records, it was released by RCA, via Monkey Puzzle.
Continue reading: Mysterious Sia Reaches First Billboard No.1 With '1000 Forms Of Fear'
We look over the crowd-pleasers of New Orleans' Buku Music And Art Project 2014.
When people think of Spring in New Orleans, most are looking forward to the annual Jazz Festival - something that the city has arguably become all about, music-wise. However, an equally astounding event also made its mark this month; the Buku Music + Art Project. This is most certainly a one of a kind festival offering astounding musical line-ups, great food and breath-taking artwork along with a range of other on-site activities.
This year's Ultra Music Festival looks set to be the best ever...and here's why.
Ultra Music Festival 2014 will once again be bringing together the biggest names in EDM in Miami. Alongside big-name DJ's there's also a fantastically diverse range of live acts that are ready to set the party city alight this March. Whether you're a dance music fanatic or favour house or drum and bass, there's something for everyone at this three day spectacular. Phase one and Phase two of the line up have already been announced and our jaws dropped in excitement at some of the big name acts, however, if you're still not convinced here are some reason’s why this year’s Ultra Music Festival looks set to be its biggest and best yet.
Skrillex will debut a new project at Ultra Music Festival
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Alongside the UN Guetta has launched a large-scale social media campaign.
Never let it be said that David Guetta isn’t a charitable man. The DJ/ producer/ dance music sensation is reportedly raising money in aid of the humanitarian crisis in the Philippines, following typhoon Haiyan. According to MTV News, Guetta has partnered with the United Nations to launch “The World Needs More…” social media-powered campaign to offer aid to those affected by natural disasters and military conflict across the world.
Guetta and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the "One Voice" video premiere.
The campaign is a widely focused humanitarian effort, but according to MTV’s interview, Guetta was spurred onto action by the Philippines’ plight in particular.
David Guetta premièred his new music video for the track 'One Love' by projecting it on the UN building in New York City to announce partnership with the relief organisation.
International DJ David Guetta is partnering with the United Nations for a humanitarian cause. The 46 year-old has created a song called 'One Voice' in order to promote the campaign 'The World Needs More...' to help raise money for humanitarian needs around the world.
Guetta has sponsored the word #love
Guetta is one of the world's most popular DJ's and he is hoping this popularity can propel a worldwide effort to donate money simply by tweeting.
You can now watch the highlights of Belgium's TomorrowLand 2013 festival ahead of the US repeat this September.
Tomorrowland 2013 has re-lived its most memorable moments with a brand new 30 minute official after movie featuring clips of the best shows, sights and most ecstatic event-goers.
It really was a weekend to remember for this Belgian dance festival with some fantastic DJ sets being merely a bonus to an already incredible spectacle. Not only does it take place amidst an idyllic landscape in the town of Boom, but the sheer artistry and determination that went into building the terrific floating stages and flower decked arena was a vision to behold. The main stage in particular was a massive structure with several jaw-dropping features including amazing pyrotechnics, an erupting volcano and waterfalls which almost drew eyes away from the main acts; among which were Dutch DJ Tiesto, Swedish house producer Sebastian Ingrosso, the Grammy nominated Avicii and Sunday's main attraction David Guetta.
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The high earners on the list prove yet again that electronic music is booming (pun intended.)
House, dubstep, drum and bass – electronic music in various forms is thriving at the moment, as Forbes’ list of the world’s highest paid DJ’s goes to show. The chart was topped by Scottish-born DJ Calvin Harris, who earned $46 million in the past year, thanks to high profile collaborations and six-figure nightly fees.
Harris, who prefers a low-key lifestyle most of the time, has played venues in Vegas, Ibiza and around the world.
“The rise of dance music has been astronomical in the last three years,” he tells FORBES. “I happened to be in the right place at the right time.” Maybe chance had something to do with it, but Harris’s talent and business savvy meant that in the past year, he played over 100 shows, with nightly fees upwards of $200 000. It was his collaborations with the likes of Rihanna and LMFAO, however, which boosted him to the top of the Forbes chart. Harris is followed closely on the Electronic Cash Kings list by Dutchman Tijs Verwest, better known by his stage name Tiesto. In 2012 and 2013, the DJ earned close to $32 million. Like Harris, the DJ attributes his success to the rise in popularity of various electronic music genres. For Forbes, Verwest commented: “In America, dance music is booming. At the moment … it’s the most exciting genre.”
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The 2013 Teen Choice Awards, held last night (11th August) saw the likes of the Twilight cast; Pretty Little Liars; The Vampire Diaries and Glee taking home a full sized surf board as a trophy.
The 2013 Teen Choice was held last night, Sunday 11th August, at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City. The event was star studded with attendees photographed on the red carpet including Selena Gomez, Lucy Hale, Brittany Snow, Michelle Rodriguez, Chloe Grace Moretz, Cher Lloyd and Naya Rivera.
Selena Gomez on the red carpet.
The Teen Choice Awards are an annual event held to celebrate what teenagers think deserves recognition from the world of film, TV, fashion and music. It was first held in 1999 and has gradually grown increasing popular with the passing years. This year, according to the Teen Choice Award Website, over 150 million teenagers voted on the various categories.
Continue reading: 2013 Teen Choice Awards: On The Red Carpet And Highlights
Sell-out Belgium music festival Tomorrowland looks forward to a massive weekend of dance excitement.
Tomorrowland is back with what looks to be one of their biggest weekends in history with tickets having been sold in the record time of... wait for it... one second!
This Belgian gathering will see a 200,000 strong international crowd once again this year all flocking to see some of the greatest dance and electronic artists of the world on the festival's massive range of stages. As well as the main stage showcasing some of 2013's biggest acts, there'll be fourteen others hosted by the likes of V Sessions, Cocoon Heroes, Bonzai, Star Warz and Samsung Secret Forest. The event will be spread over the 26th - 28th July 2013 in the town of Boom in the Flemish district of Flanders.
This year's main stage headliners include Dutch DJ Tiesto and Swedish house producer Sebastian Ingrosso for the Friday, while the Grammy nominated Avicii and trance DJ Armin Van Buuren are Saturday's main attraction. Sunday features a special triple DJ set from David Guetta, Afrojack and Nicky Romero which definitely makes any fast-thinking ticket holder even more lucky people.
Continue reading: Tomorrowland 2013 To Host David Guetta, Tiesto And Avicii This Weekend
Taylor Swift, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez and Nicki Minaj among star arrivals at the 2013 Billboard Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The 2013 Billboard Music Awards looked to be one of the most celeb-filled events of the year with some of the music industry's biggest stars making their glamorous arrivals.
'22' singer Taylor Swift clutched eight accolades to her chest as she posed on the red carpet having won Top Billboard 200 Album and Top Country Album for 'Red', Top Country Song with 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together', Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist and Top Country Artist. Carly Rae Jepsen was another young female star to land a prize winning Top Digital Song and Top Pop Song for her massive 2012 hit 'Call Me Maybe'. Queen of Pop Madonna scooped up three well deserved awards including Top Dance Album for 'MDNA', Top Dance Artist and Top Touring Artist after her controversial 'MDNA' tour which landed her amidst a handful of lawsuits. There was no sign of letting up on the controversial front either as she donned hotpants, suspenders and fishnets at the Billboard event. Top Streaming Artist, Top Rap Artist and Top Rap Album with 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded' went to Nicki Minaj while Top EDM Artist was none other than David Guetta who brought his wife Cathy Guetta along with him to the awards show.
It's only April but Contactmusic already have one eye on the summer. specifically towards Creamfields 2013 which will be taking place at its usual venue near Daresbury in Cheshire over the August Bank Holiday weekend (Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th August). And while much of the UK's music press will be off to Leeds and Reading, we're looking forward to something that bit more adrenaline-fuelled, weird and wonderful over at Creamfields.
Long since established as the UK's premier dance and electronic festival, Creamfields will be in full party spirit this year to celebrate its 15th Birthday, and the initial line-up is befitting such a milestone. Leading the charge for 2013's event are iconic dance pioneers The Prodigy headlining the Saturday night (24th August) with their only UK festival appearance of 2013. Still going strong and approaching their 25th anniversary, the band are still legendary for their incendiary festival appearances and we're expecting nothing less from their Creamfields headliner - true trailblazers! Supporting them on the North Stage that night will be French Wunderkind Madeon and Zane Lowe with DJ sets, while the South stage takes a distinctly more cutting-edge tack with Avicii, Knife Party and Nicky Romero. Steve Angelo and Benny Benassi head up the Size Matters tent, while Eric Prydz invites Marco Carola, Adam Beyer and special guest Maya Jane Coles to his Prydz Friends tent. Also heading up their own tents are Pete Tong and Annie Mac with impressive supporting casts, though personally, we're most excited about Above & Beyond's Anjunabeats stage: with Paul Oakenfold, Gareth Wyn and Gareth Emery giving us a night of exceptional Trance before Above & Beyond themselves come along to finish the whole thing off in glorious style.
Onto the Sunday (25th August) and the big name is undoubtedly David Guetta - arguably the biggest name in the world of electronic music right now - heading up the North Stage with a selection of tunes that have pretty much been resident on radios across the globe over the past few years. Though, he does face a little competition from Tiësto on the South Stage, as well as Groove Armada giving one of their ever-excellent and eclectic DJ sets in the Nation tent, and Sebastian Ingrosso proving that there is life after Swedish House Mafia as he fronts the All Mixed Up stage. Frankly, Sunday is full of mouth-watering clashes, with Richie Hawtin's intelligent Techno jacking the Enter stage around, Laidback Luke and Eddie Halliwell getting hands up in the air at the Super You&Me stage, Kutski, Andy Whitby and Alex Kidd pushing it hard and fast at the Goodgreef X-Tra Hard stage and Subfocus and Modestep bringing the bass tremors in the Speakerbox tent. And frankly, if you've got any energy left after that little lot, you're a stronger man than I am! An impressive line-up all round.
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David Guetta, Fatboy Slim and Swedish House Mafia are pictured at the final weekend of Miami's Ultra Music Festival.
Swedish House Mafia at Ultra Musical Festival, Miami
America's favourite EDM fest The Ultra Music Festival have rounded off their last weekend with an impressive line-up.
We expected nothing less than exhilarating, flawless electronic finery from Ultra's uber exciting 2013 2-weekend line-up and neither weekend's artists held back at all as they hit Miami's Bayfront Park full of enthusiasm. Weekend 2's line-up saw a sting of disc jockey legends including double Grammy winner David Guetta, DJ royalty Fatboy Slim, the more recent chart sensation Deadmau5 and the Gold-selling Calvin Harris. Other attendees included Afrojack, who recently remixed Psy's YouTube hit 'Gangnam Style', Dutch sensation Armin Van Buuren, Italian DJ Benni Benassi and out latest electronic music heroes Zeds Dead. Snoop Lion (aka Snoop Dogg) became the highlight of weekend 1, however, and he probably felt right at home having collaborated with many artists on the bill.
Rihanna and Chris Browns' Nobodies Business, which appears on Rhi-Rhi's new studio album Unapologetic, has leaked online. News of the controversial collaboration was first announced after Rihanna uploaded an image of the track-listing for the album earlier this week.
The website HipHop-n-More.com is streaming snippets of the new record while 'Nobodies Business' has also turned up on YouTube. The up-tempo track sees the former couple sharing vocal duties. "Your love is perfection. Just point me in the right direction. I'm a give you all my affection. Whatever we touch becomes infectious," sings Rihanna. The lyrics will certainly leave some of the Bajan star's fans uneasy and on the chorus she sings, "I'm a be your girl. I wanna make you mine and it ain't nobodies business," which kind of speaks for itself. Brown - who was convicted of brutally assaulting Rihanna - sings, "Me and you, ain't nobody's business, no it ain't nobody's business",
The track follows on from their collaborative remixes Birthday Cake and Turn Up The Music, which were unveiled earlier this year. Rihanna's new album Unapologetic - also featuring collaborations with David Guetta, Eminem and Emeli Sande - is released on November 19, 2012.
Continue reading: Rihanna And Chris Brown's Nobodies Business Leaks Online (Lyrics)
Universal won clearance Friday to take over EMI, but with a few provisos to the deal, reports the Associated Foreign Press.
European Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said Universal Music agreed to part company with some of the biggest-selling acts in the business including Coldplay, Pink Floyd, David Bowie and Cliff Richard, to get the deal approved, but perhaps the biggest loss will be French house music producer and DJ David Guetta. They will now acquire the talents of The Beatles, who EMI claim have all-time sales at more than a billion records and huge online revenues continuing. They also benefit from Katy Perry and Robbie Williams "to icons like The Beatles, the Beach Boys, Genesis and Bob Seger," owner French group Vivendi said in a statement. The deal "will benefit the artistic community and music industry," it added.
The decision to merge the two musical superpowers wasn’t without it’s complications, with some bodies concerned that it would create too much power over the terms it sets for digital platforms such as Spotify and Apple's iTunes that distribute music direct to consumers. “Competition in the music business is crucial to preserve choice, cultural diversity and innovation," Almunia said in a statement earlier. "In this investigation, we have paid close attention to digital innovation, which is changing the way that people listen to music." Basically, it’s worth loads and loads of money.
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