Female Singers R Us

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Watch Lady Gaga's artRave Concert In Its Entirety

The title says it all really! Recorded in Paris, this show marked the finale of the Diva's 79 date tour. Yahoo streamed the concert live on Monday, but here it is- swears and all- for you to enjoy!

Anyone have two hours plus to spare? (I currently don't)

[Improvement] Mariah Carey Delivers Best "Emotions" Performance Of The Elusive Chanteuse Tour

Mariah Carey's The Elusive Chanteuse tour has officially ended. Though it started off rocky, vocally speaking, the Diva's voice has seen consistent improvements as she's crossed off the dates on her Hello Kitty calender.

Grace Jones' "Original Beast" Will Slay and Give You Life, All At The Same Time!

OMG, Grace Jones is a national treasure. No. Scrap that. She is a planetary treasure! Four decades in, still cutting edge and slaying everyone with her musical output! "They broke the mold when they made me", indeed.

Offering up her supernatural talents to the The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 OST, Ms. Jones  has delivered to us another stunner with the tribal/reggae-fused Original Beast. In fact, this track is so vibrant and crack-like that everything I've listened to, post hearing it, has sounded grey and desaturated...will I ever return to Oz again?! Glinda, where are yooooooooou!!?

Note:The video linked features the entire Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 soundtrack, so feel free to listen and discuss that too!

Monday, 24 November 2014

[Discuss/ Watch] All Videos From "Beyonce" The Album Come To YouTube

Beyonce's fifth LP was labelled "groundbreaking" not only because of the way it was released, but also for how it came bundled with a video for each of the album's 14 tracks.

[Watch] Divas Rock the 2014 AMAs

The 2014 American Music Awards happened yesterday at the Nokia Theater in LA. Amidst the boring award giving, there was a peppering of Divas who took to the stage to entertain and amuse.

The standout of which had to be Jessie J, who absolutely smashed it with Bang Bang. Even though she was sharing a stage with two- arguably more famous- Divas, Jessie remained unbothered, out shining both with nothing but voice and charisma. This woman was born to be on stage.

(Also, Taylor Swift takes a little bit more of my heart every time I see her getting her life at an award show. I'm worried soon they'll be no more to take!)

Sunday, 23 November 2014

[Watch] X-Factor Does Whitney Houston

The X-Factor isn't something I usually watch. However, with this being the Whitney Houston Vs Elton John week (an odd pairing, no?) I thought I'd give it a go.

Thankfully, after watching the show, I wasn't in tears, flogging myself for not giving up my weekends to the alter of X-Factor anymore. Instead, I felt more secure in my decision, realising just how average most of the contestants were when there was no sympathetic backstory clouding judgment.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

[Music Video] Beyonce - "7/11"

Beyonce is cranking up the hype for the November 24th re-release date of her self-titled, and critically acclaimed, fifth LP.

Yesterday the diva offered up previews of the two new cuts that grace the set- no doubt pushed to do so by both slipping through Bey’s previously impenetrable force field and leaking. Pretty much off the bat 7/11 was universally panned with many decrying it “beneath” the Diva- that’s a great sign that I’ll end up loving it. The second leak, Ring Off, was more warmly received, speaking on mama Tina Knowles' divorce from love rat husband, Matthew. This track, while lyrically interesting, I actually found musically boring.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

[Listen] Idina Menzel Covers Mariah Carey's "All I want For Christmas is You"

I don't think I'll ever get tired of Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas. In fact, I think I could stand to hear it all year round. (Something I'm sure Mariah's publisher would also want to see happening). Still, it takes a brave Diva to cover such an iconic song.

Enter The Snow Queen herself, Idina Menzel, who recorded the Christmas classic for her seasonal LP, Holiday Wishes.

Bette Midler Covers TLC's "Waterfalls" On New Album, "It's The Girls!"

Bette Midler's new album is just so perfectly relevant for this site! Not only is she an iconic Diva with a career that spans decades, but her latest release, It's the Girls!, features a selection of cover songs all originally recorded by other females. It's like some kind of Diva Inception, I tells ya!

Take a peak at the track listing below and see if any songs that you love made it on to this LP.

Christmas Time Is In The Air Again!

So it finally happened (later than I would have expected): I heard Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You played on the radio. You know what that means? We're all officially allowed to listen to festive music without looking like total nutters!

So come all ye faithful and spread the holiday cheer with your favorite "Christmassy" songs. (Your pick(s) don't necessarily have to reference the holiday, but there should be some kind of connection to this time of year- or else what would be the point of the post, right?)