Female Singers R Us
DIVADEVOTEE: Been slightly MIA- especially in the comments. Just been busy! Hugs!

Friday, 30 January 2015

[Free For All Friday]

Wow, only four posts between this FFAF and the last one! Oh my, how embarrassing! Still, it has been a fortnight so here it is. In my defense, I do feel like it's been a dry spell for Divas. But you know what they say, it's always quietest before the Storm.

Thursday, 29 January 2015

[Quiz] Which Diva "Whistled" What?

The highest part of the voice- AKA the "whistle" register- is often thought of as nothing more than a freakish extension of a person's range. So devoid of character and individuality that it adds precious little to a vocal, bar a chance for showboating. Blasphemy, I say!!

We here at DivaDevotee are a (mostly) proud bunch of flageolet lovers (hehehe), who I'm sure think can attribute a whistle tone to a particular singer with relative ease. (Me included!) But let's find out if this is true, with the 9 question quiz below!

Simply listen to each example, check the Diva's name and submit your answer to find out if you were correct or not. It would be cool if you could tot up your score and post it, along with any other whistle-related discussion, in the comments.

So watcha waiting for. Give your ears a workout.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Rihanna changes Lanes With New Music, "FourFiveSeconds"

Was anyone else expecting a guitar-led, acoustic-ey return from Rihanna? I sure wasn't! And let's be honest, neither were you!

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Bjork Issues Benevolent Statement About Leak Of "Vulnicura"

Bjork's album leaks early, and what does she do? Liken it to rape? Heavens, no! Always having been on the cutting edge, this Diva not only pushed the release date forward months- to FRICKIN TOMORROW- but she issued a statement on Facebook that actually thanked her fans for the interest in her work.

Friday, 16 January 2015

[ Free For All Friday ]

First Free For All Friday post of the year! Whoop!

If you don't know the score, here be the rules:
  • Try not to get too perverted- this site needs to basically be "safe for work".
  • If somebody starts a controversial subject, try keeping it civil when dealing with it. If things get out of hand please flag the conversation.
  • It would be nice if it stuck to music, but it's not a requirement! So talk about news, current events, how you're getting your hair done next time you hit the hairdresser! Whateves, really!
  • No nasty comments aimed at other users.
Inappropriate hugs to all of y'all (hi-fives to the underagers), and wishing you an awesome weekend!

Mariah Carey Heads To Vegas For Residency

The Diva with the 5-octave range is headed for The Colosseum At Caesars Palace, Las Vegas! Put in for your leave now at work for the months of May/ June, because that's when it's all going down in Sin City!

Sitting down with Ellen, the Diva confirmed what most industry insiders already suspected was the next step in her illustrious career. I'm guessing if these 18 dates turn out to be successful, she'll probably pitch up for a longer stay (and more money). However, I don't see this being a long-term thing- à la Celine Dion- as Mariah still seems hungry for chart success and relevancy.

Get your tickets NOW!

Thursday, 15 January 2015

FKA Twigs Mesmerises With "Pendulum" Visuals

FKA Twigs continues to explore her creativity with not only her musical output, but her stunning visuals too. In the self-directed video for new single Pendulum, watch as the Diva quite literally becomes a physical manifestation of the song title, being held in stasis by her hair.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Jazmine Sullivan Drops Instagram Anthem With "Mascarra"

There is a word I could have used in place of Instagram in the title. It starts with "T" and Beyonce uses it in the remix of Flawless. But I refuse to. I'm too old, and definitely not hip enough to utter it- even in print. Still, this song sums up a segment of society- who are regularly on Insta- using their "assets" to get those bills paid.

Pharrell Puts Adele In The Same Vocal League As Mariah And Whitney!!! Is He Wrong, Though?

Pharrell Williams seems hell bent on getting a collaboration with British singer-songwriter Adele- run for you life, girl! How else do you explain him putting the Diva in the same vocal bracket as actual legends, Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston?