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Jonas Brothers Reunites, Releases New Single 6 Years After Break-Up

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Jonas Brothers Reunites, Releases New Single 6 Years After Break-Up

The rumors are true: The Jonas Brothers is officially Back!

Jonas Brothers’ Nick, 26, Joe, 29, Kevin, 31, have reunited after six years since they disbanded to release a new single that fans will surely love, on Friday, March 5th.

The reunion single entitled ‘Sucker’ is a fast-paced pop tune that the brothers have been “burning up trying to keep a secret.”

The brothers will release their new single in a week-long takeover of The Late Late Show With James Corden starting on Monday, where they will discuss their timely reunion, the story behind the single, take part in sketches, join Carpool Karaoke, and perform “ Sucker” on TV for the very first time.

A promo of the takeover was also posted last Thursday showing the brothers in a car with James Corden on the show’s Carpool Karaoke segment.

“It’s nice to be able to tell somebody finally,” Nick says on Carpool Karaoke. “We’ve kept this a secret now for almost seven, eight months. This is our first performance back.”

“I’ve gotta dust off the cobwebs, here we go,” Kevin says.

The two-minute promo shows Corden picking up Joe Jonas before Nick Jonas, and Kevin Jonas jumped in for a sing-along session as they drive around the streets if Los Angeles.

The group also tweeted the clip alongside the caption: “We’re baaaccckkkk…”

Interesting, the tweet came after a shocking incident where Nick, Joe, and Kevin blacked out their social media accounts only to return with updated profile pictures of the three brothers together.

After their 2013 break-up, the three have lived separate lives with Nick launching his solo career, Joe producing music with his band DNCE, and Kevin tending to his real estate and construction business.

Formed in 2005, the group has found fame in Disney Channel as they cast in the box-office hit teenage show, Camp Rock. They played the role of the band called Connect Three.

They also starred as Kevin, Joe, and Nick Lucas, the band Lucas in their own Disney Channel series Jonas, which was rebranded as Jonas L.A. after the first season and canceled after the second.

The 8-year career of the Jonas Brothers has released four albums: It’s About Time (2006), Jonas Brothers (2007), A Little Bit Longer (2008), and Lines, Vines and Trying Times (2009), three of which scored consecutive number ones in the US and global charts. The four albums collectively sold over 17 million dollars worldwide.

The brothers were raised in Wyckoff, New Jersey but later moved to Little Falls, New Jersey where they wrote their first record that has propelled their career following its successful Hollywood release.

In 2008, the group was nominated for the Best New Artist award at the 51st Grammy Awards and won the award for Breakthrough Artist at the American Music Awards.

After a hiatus during 2010 and 2011 to pursue solo projects, the group reconciled in 2012 to record a new album, which was canceled following their break-up on October 29, 2013.

Last year, the three brothers managed to fool their fans of a reunion after they reactivated the official Instagram account of the Jonas Brothers but since vehemently denied the rumors of a reunion until earlier today.

As expected, the reunion has received thunderous applause from their fans, with some even moved to tears.

Because of the reunion announcement, a Twitter user has reported that Jonas Brothers’ official Twitter account has gained more followers from 3.9 million to four million within minutes even if the page has not made any tweet since 2014.

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Some other tweeters reminisced the feeling of hearing the songs from the brothers’ boy band and watching their live performance.

Another has summarized the achievements of JoBro to prove to his followers why the band’s reunion is a big thing.

A Twitter user also noticed how the fans still mention and love the Jonas Brothers amidst them being heartbroken after the group has broken up.

Some are crying because of the happiness brought by the reunion that they all ‘have been waiting for.’

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Aladdin’s ’A Whole New World’ Gets A Revamp

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What we think about aladdin's new version of A Whole New World and how its new singers made a positive impact both for the song and the movie by giving it a modern touch

A new version of Aladdin’s 1992 ’A Whole New World’ OST just dropped on YouTube and for the most part, we’re happy about it!

Disney uploaded the music video Thursday featuring a duet between pop powerhouse, Zayn Malik and rising music star Zhavia Ward.

The Alan Menken-penned famous ballad comes one of many songs that would be available with the rest of the upcoming Aladdin remake’s album.

If you’ve watched Aladdin’s live-action trailer a few months back, you would also notice that another famous song from the original, A Friend Like Me also got a modern twist. Mainly, like the rest of the Twitterverse, we were surprised when Genie started to rap!

Apparently, A Friend Like Me wasn’t the only song that Disney decided to give a modern twist. In the newer version of A Whole New World, there are some things that Disney also decided to play with.

In the 1992 version, the dreamy melody was sung by voice actors Brad Kane and Lea Salonga for the original animated version of Aladdin, which peaked at No. 1 in the United States before bagging the Oscar for Best Original Song. Furthermore, the hit classic became the movie’s famous love song that was imprinted on all of its fans’ mind with Jasmine and Aladdin singing on top of a flying carpet, all the while admiring the view. Now that’s certainly a feat any other artist would both be terrified and honored to follow.

”The selection of artists, producer, and tonal direction was critical for the success of updating a classic song like this,” president of Walt Disney Studio’s Music & Soundtracks Mitchell Leib said in a statement. “Zayn’s vocals are like no other and his artistic imprint immediately brought a contemporary and diverse presence.”

Zayn Malik, the former One Direction singer, was personally chosen to sing the male voice in the modern version of A Whole New World. His vocal range easily matches the contemporary vibe of the classic all the while giving it a dynamic that would resemble with today’s pop culture.

Meanwhile, Zhavia Ward was chosen by Zayn to perform the duet with. Zhavia is an up and coming music star who grew her popularity on the famous talent show, ‘The Four’ where judges were famous singers and producers like Dj Khaled.

Zhavia’s presence in The Four was quickly embraced both by the judges and the audience because of her unique vocals. She gives her songs a more reggae-RnB feel that takes you on a drifting journey all the while having the kind of energy that remains upbeat.

We can see hints of Zhavia’s singing style in the newer version of A Whole New World that beautifully compliments Malik’s vocal range where overall revamp the ballad but not wholly that it offsets the purpose and the nostalgia the song comes with. And to complement the whole musical score, there are more lively beats and a few Arabian melodies that Disney added, which is quite tasteful even though they’re veering away from the whole dreamy and romantic vibe of the original.

In terms of the aesthetic feel in the music video, sadly there are no magic carpet rides, but we get to see the beautiful Manhattan night and Central Park’s Bethesda Terrace with Zhavia singing ”unbelievable sights, indescribable feelings…” to the night sky. It’s no classic fairytale, but it’s something we get to appreciate as a modern ballad in a place filled with city lights, which overall compliments the whole idea of updating the classic love song.

There may have been mixed reviews regarding Guy Ritchie’s live adaptation of Aladdin, starting with the black genie where it’s not because he’s black but the genie we all know and love is blue. Now, at least they nailed the famous song that sent lovers cooing each other right.

The duet will be featured in the film’s soundtrack as well as the end credits. We’ll also get to hear more from Aladdin’s soundtrack including “Friend Like Me” performed by Will Smith, who plays Genie, and DJ Khaled. You can preorder the soundtrack here.

Aladdin–starring Will Smith as Genie, Naomi Scott as Jasmine, and Mena Massoud as Aladdin–opens May 24 in theaters.A

Go stream the latest music video and tell us what you think!

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Good Vibes And Tan Lines at Wet Electric

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Wet Electric 2019

2019 marked the 10 year anniversary of Wet Electric and served as a hidden EDM gem in Tempe! The lineup was stacked, the sun was shining, the water was refreshing, and the vibes were set. Big Surf Waterpark set the tone by keeping the main stage in waist deep water, sans waves. The waves were in the form of ravers equipped with bikinis, glitter, board shorts, and inflatable totems. This one-day festival is, arguably, the best way for locals to kick off pool party season!

The wave pool served as a wide open space for groups to dance, sing along, and most importantly splash! Splashy photos, whether slow motion or portrait mode, were the highlight on any social media platform. Aside from the great venue, water slides, jello shot-filled syringes, and decent craft beer lineup the music was the centerpiece.

With headliners such as Benny Benassi, What So Not, and RL Grime there was more than enough variety in music throughout the day. SLUMBERJACK was a fantastic way to get the early afternoon started with bass-heavy music mixed with an occasional hip-hop song. The coveted golden hour was filled with an array of bass, atmospheric, groovy, trap mixes from What So Not. What So Not lived up to his reputation as an EDM innovator. From sunbathing with soundtracks like ‘Cinema’ to classics like ‘Satisfaction’ Wet Electric delivered on dance music bangers.

There was a much groovier, synthesized,  deep house haven at the RB Deep stage. Cut to Bruno Furlan and his infectious grooves and incredible energy! Leaving this stage was tough because the RB Deep lineup was full force bringing house and techno to life! There was a rich palette of dirty dancey, funky, creative and bass-heavy tracks at this stage. Much of my afternoon was spent deeply submerged in this house music haven. Hopefully, this grows to a much larger stage setting!

Relentless beats/RB Deep diligently changed artists and kept everyone dancing whether it was in the wave pool or in the shade! The lineup was well curated and toggling between stages was relatively easy. This allowed the crowds to focus solely on enjoying the sun and wavy beats.

It’s exciting that a one day festival, like Wet Electric, has a strong tenure! Wet Electric stands out most because the crowd size is not overbearing and this made it easier, not only to move around, but feel the crowd energy. Cheers to many more Wet Electric and Tempe!

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BTS, EXO, Cardi B; Top Nomination List 2019 Billboard Music Awards

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Another breakthrough moment for ARMY and Kpop fans, in general, as more boy bands from South Korea dominate the Western markets for this year’s Billboard Music Awards on May 1 in Las Vegas.

The nominations list is out, and it is no surprise that we see names of some of the biggest K-pop bands. Big Hit Entertainment’s BTS, also known as ‘Bangtan Boys’ garnered two nominations; the Top Duo/Group, and Top Social Artist.

The boys will be facing artists such as Imagine Dragons, Panic! At The Disco, and Maroon 5 for the Top Duo/Group category. Meanwhile, in the Top Social Artist choice, BTS will be going head to head with a mix of Western artists like Ariana Grande, Louis Tomlinson, and other well-known K-pop bands such as SM Entertainment’s EXO And JYP Entertainment’s GOT7.

It is evident that the Top Social Artist award is particularly the special category among any other categories in the awards show. It is one of the few fan-voted categories in the Billboard Music Awards, and this means that avid fans have the power to name the winner depending on the total number of votes.

BTS won this award last year and took home the crown, but this time is going to be a hard competition for the boy band and their ARMY fans. Ariana Grande is a big name in the music industry and has a lot of fanbase in different parts of the world, not to mention that her music album attracts millions of fans this year.

But the K-pop fever is also something that Westerners should not take advantage of. In fact, this is not the first time that an artist coming from South Korea is nominated for the Billboard Music Awards’ categories, nor the first a Kpop music celebrity took home a trophy.

Nobody forgets Psy’s viral Gangnam Style who took the world by storm and won an award for ‘Top Streaming Song’ in 2013, making him the first K-pop artist to win an award.  That same year, PSY was nominated in a total of five categories including ‘Top New Artist’ ‘Top Rap Artist’ and ‘Top Dance Song.’

Aside from the Kpop bands, another worthy artist who leads all the nominees is Cardi B. The I Like It rapper is nominated 21 times in 18 categories. The hip-hop star is competing against herself in three categories, more than anyone else this year such as Top Hot 100 Song, Top Selling Song, and Top Collaboration. This set of awards mirror how female artists like Cardi B are setting a record in the music industry, especially in the field of rap music.

Following Cardi B are Drake and Post Malone, with each having 17 nominations. Travis Scott is up for 12 awards, and XXXTentacion is up for 10.

Among the famous nominees are Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, both are up for the chart achievement award, the top soundtrack for A Star is Born, as well as, top selling for Shallow.While Gaga is being nominated separately for top song sales artist.

Bazzi, Juice Wrld, Lil Baby, Dua Lipa, and Ella Mai will compete for one of the major awards such as the Top New Artist and Top Artist. For the Female Top Artist, Cardi B will compete against another hitting star Ariana Grande, Halsey, Ella Mai, and Taylor Swift. While the Top Male Artist is composed of Drake, Post Malone, Travis Scott, Ed Sheeran, and XXXTentacion.

Other significant awards that artists wish to achieve are; Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Touring Artist, Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Male and Female Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Female and Male Artist, Top Rap Tour, Top Country Artist, Top Country Male and Female Artist, wherein Cardi B’s name appeared several times in almost every category.

For the complete list of awards and categories, you can visit the online site of Billboard Music Awards 2019 which can also be viewed on its Facebook page.

This year awarding is a much-awaited event since there will be two fan-voted categories – the top social artist and chart achievement. Kelly Clarkson will host the 2019 Billboard Music Awards from the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas, and it will be broadcasted at 8 pm via ET on NBC.

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