Showing posts with label shakira. Show all posts
Showing posts with label shakira. Show all posts

Wednesday 10 December 2014

Divas Rule YouTube's Most Peeped Music Videos of 2014

The top ten most viewed YouTube music videos of 2014 has been released by the internet giant. On the list there are a few surprises -namely Enrique Iglesias and Sia- but it'll come as no real shock that all the visuals were for pretty big chart hits.

The real good news though, 8 out of the 10 entries are female singers! Divas getting money!

Monday 19 May 2014

Shakira Makes Billboard Music Award Audience Very Happy With "Empire" Performance

With whispers of Shakira lipping Empire when she took the song to The Voice (US), it seemed like the Diva had something to prove at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, where she a gave another rendition of the rocky ballad.

Wednesday 23 April 2014

Did Shakira Lip-sync "Empire" @ The Voice (US)?

Shakira may not have the most conventional singing voice, but boy does she know how to put her unusual pipes to great use. Having occupied a judge's chair on The Voice (US) this season, it was finally the turn of the Colombian Diva to show America why she deserved to be critiquing other people's voices by performing her own song, Empire.

Monday 7 April 2014

[Watch] Shakira and Blake Shelton Duet On "Medicine" @ ACM 2014

Is duetting with a co-judge a clause in the contract of talent show The Voice? I'm starting to think so!

The latest judges to do the musical dirty with one another is Colombian Pop Princess Shakira and Country music legend* Blake Shelton, who hit the studio to record a new song for her latest album. It was the offspring of this magical encounter, Medicine, that the duo proudly presented at yesterday's 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards.

Friday 31 January 2014

Shakira and Rihanna Get Suggestive (YAWN!) in video for "Can't Remember to Forget You"

Anyone else feeling like that they've seen a little too much of our Divas' behinds of late? I know I am!!

I blame Beyonce for this realisation. Anyone who has "watched" her new album couldn't have failed to notice how much her bottom features. Strangely, I didn't have an issue with that while watching, and thoroughly enjoying, the promos. However, all of a sudden I feel like showing one's booty has become the new side/under boob. It feels like everyone is at it! Maybe Bey's Grammy performance on the weekend was what tipped me over the edge, headfirst, into the crack of despair.

(Anyone wanting a flavour of what I'm talking about -in terms of Bey's behind featuring so prominently on the album- press the button below.)

Monday 13 January 2014

[Review] Shakira Featuring Rihanna - "Can’t Remember To Forget You"

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The first big Diva related release of the year is here: Shakira and Rihanna's team-up, Can’t Remember To Forget You.

Tuesday 20 December 2011

Shakira Vocal Range /Profile


Vocal Type: Coloratura contralto
Vocal Range: 3 Octaves 1 note E3-D6
Whistle Register:No
Vocal Pluses: Unique and versatile vocal styling that incorporates a yodelling like technique as well Arabic influences. The voice has a heaviness pervading throughout, though surprisingly it seems to be most prevalent in the midrange and low belting range.  This weight can be removed, revealing a contrasting crisper, lighter and more youthful sounding timbre. Her head voice is strong and bright, becoming more piercing the higher it becomes, but isn't often used. She is capable of complex meslisma, usually built on a middle eastern musical scale, as well as able to hold sustained notes with or without vibrato. The vibrato itself, is quick but controlled.
Vocal Negatives: Her voice sounds as if it's artificially gaining its weight via her larynx being forced down, as her talking voice is light. Her vocal styling and intonation can also make comprehending her lyrics hard to do.