Rihanna has had a whirlwind couple of years, being on tour for the majority of the last 24 months in support of her albums Rated R, Loud and now Talk That Talk.
The Barbadian singer has made her mark on pop culture though ensuring that we won’t ever forget Rihanna’s name. She’s been nominated for just about every kind of music award that exists including, Grammys, American Music Awards, Billboards, etc.
[photogallerylink id=116102 align=right]And now, she’s made a list that everyone can relate to: Rihanna was named the most ‘Liked’ musician on Facebook after nabbing the notoriety for being the “Fastest Growing Artist Page” and having the “Most Played/Shared Song” on the social networking site in the club-ready [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Calvin Harris [/lastfm]featured track, “We Found Love.”
AMP artists are strewn all through the top 10 list. And despite being bested by late, great [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bob Marley[/lastfm] (No.2) ,which is nothing to be ashamed of, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]David Guetta[/lastfm] (No. 4), [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Enrique Iglesias[/lastfm] (No. 5), [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Usher[/lastfm] (No.6), [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lady Gaga[/lastfm] (No. 7) and the [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Black Eyed Peas[/lastfm] (No. 10) are all sitting pretty atop a lists that remarks on likeability as well as popularity. They have all had explosive years that have redefined their careers.
Basically as the year winds down many of the artists on the list are only beginning to warm up, saving the best for 2012, a year that looks promising for new and interesting music.
As for Rihanna, sources have been saying that the “You Da One” singer will be taking a break when this leg of her current world tour finishes. We say it’s a well deserved break!
“You Da One” by Rihanna
- What kind of year do you think Rihanna had? does she deserve the ‘most liked’ title for the year? Tell us your thoughts in the comments.
[photogallerylink id=104427 align=left][lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Adele[/lastfm] has become notable for many things since her Grammy-nominated, record breaking album, 21. The most obvious is her powerful and beautifully warm voice that has literally inspired everyone from moms to musicians and all that fall in between.
So when the news broke that Adele needed vocal chord surgery, the world was with her. We rallied around the songstress with tweets and good vibes. We don’t want to take too much credit away from the surgeon and staff that performed the procedure but Adele thanked us too!
In a recent interview with Billboard, who named her Artist of the Year, the UK powerhouse revealed that if all continues as it is she will be back to singing as soon as February!
She outlined the situation saying, “The surgery couldn’t have gone better. But because I was singing with damaged vocal chords for three or four months and because of the surgery and because of the silence after the surgery I now have to build myself back up vocally. It’s gonna be a lot easier for me to sing now. And mentally I won’t be worried about my voice on stage anymore. So I have to get used to that. That’ll take most of January, so February I’ll be singing properly!”
As for the other thing Adele has been known for, it’s being her own, free-thinking self. Despite numerous offers and uproar of success, Adele once noted that she never intends to endorse products. This move displayed Adele’s willingness to stick to her own plan, time line, ideas, etc.
On the same token, in the same Billboard interview, Adele let her audience know not to expect another album until she is good and ready. She decided to rest, allow her success to settle, perhaps, but mostly to rest. “I’m just going to lay some concrete, set up home and just ‘be’ for a bit,” she says. “I’ll disappear and come back with a record when it’s good enough. There will be no new music until it’s good enough and until I’m ready.”
Whenever she takes her break, we’ll miss her. But know that we plan to welcome her back with open arms, whenever that may be.
Don’t be afraid to grab her new concert DVD, Live at Royal Albert Hall, if you’re itching for an Adele fix!
Check out her performance in LA at Largo!
“Turning Tables” (Live) by Adele
- Do you think Adele’s break will hurt her career? Tell us in the comments.
[photogallerylink id=128447 align=right]Atlanta’s reigning king and hustle man, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]T.I.[/lastfm] has announced some exciting news to help usher in the brand new year. According to his recent tweets, it looks like the Kang is dropping a brand new mixtape at the turn of the year.
The expletive ridden title for some of T.I.’s newest work, #F**kdacityup, will be available at midnight on January 1, 2012.
“Breaking News! Its official…I’m puttin out a mixtape midnight Jan.1 2012 called #F**kdacityup. Wanna be the 1st thing yall hear nxt year,” he wrote. “When da ball drop…We drop!!!! Out wit da old,in wit da TRUE!!!! Atown….Weeee Baaaaaack!!!!!”
Breaking News! Its official...I'm puttin out a mixtape midnight Jan.1 2012 called #Fuckdacityup Wanna be the 1st thing yall hear nxt year—
T.I. (@Tip) December 12, 2011
This is just another step towards T.I.’s own personal redemption. In an interview he gave after being released from prison and the halfway house, T.I. insisted that he was still his biggest critic and if he feels he needs to prove something to someone, it’s himself. “I got something to prove to myself. I ain’t got nothing to prove to nobody else ’cause at the end of the day, I’m a marquee artist and I think my numbers speak for themselves.”
The last time we checked in with T.I., AMP DJ, Michelle found out that T.I. had already recorded over 40 songs for his upcoming album. We speculate that some of the tracks that haven’t made the album will be featured on this upcoming mix tape, but that remains to be corroborated.
T.I.’s 8th studio album, Trouble Man, is slated to come out in February. Though the date is tentative, the Grand Hustle captain already has singles and videos out in support of the project, ‘I’m Flexin” with [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Big K.R.I.T.[/lastfm] and the [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Pharrell Williams[/lastfm] assisted “Hear Ye, Hear Ye.”
Check it out!
“Hear Ye, Hear Ye” by T.I. feat. Pharrell Williams (Explicit)
- Are you looking forward to new music by T.I.? Do you think he can stay on top despite being gone for so long? Comment!