debut album – Wild Textile World http://wildtextileworld.com/ Tue, 15 Mar 2022 14:12:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://wildtextileworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/icon-2022-01-28T124702.041-150x150.jpg debut album – Wild Textile World http://wildtextileworld.com/ 32 32 Kym Marsh shares her excitement as her daughter joins the music industry https://wildtextileworld.com/kym-marsh-shares-her-excitement-as-her-daughter-joins-the-music-industry/ Tue, 15 Mar 2022 08:26:23 +0000 https://wildtextileworld.com/kym-marsh-shares-her-excitement-as-her-daughter-joins-the-music-industry/ Kym Marsh has shared an exciting update with fans on her daughter’s career. The former ITV Coronation Street actress has opened up about Emilie’s budding music career as she begins work on her debut album. Kym wrote, “Exciting day with @emiliecunliffemusic @emilieecunliffe.x @bri26 @sohosonic at the start of her debut album!!! Big things to come!!” […]]]>

Kym Marsh has shared an exciting update with fans on her daughter’s career. The former ITV Coronation Street actress has opened up about Emilie’s budding music career as she begins work on her debut album.

Kym wrote, “Exciting day with @emiliecunliffemusic @emilieecunliffe.x @bri26 @sohosonic at the start of her debut album!!! Big things to come!!” And fans rushed to have their say in the comments section.

One fan replied, Andrew, wrote: ‘Congratulations but this man’s wig is outrageous.’ Wee wrote, “Congratulations on the unveiling of your new happily ever after grandchild.”

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Hello said: “Coming out look forward to the release.” Adz wrote, “Wow!! Amazing and very exciting times ahead Em! Hope you are well Kym.”

“Great news! Mom and daughter duo please xx,” Chanelle said. Julie said, “Wonderful new Emilie!! Best wishes for your bright future xx.”

A Hegney said: ‘Good news, can’t wait to see what happens, I just arrived in London myself for the week. See you for a drink if you have time. Xx’ This comes after that Kym announced that she would become a grandmother for the second time.

The Hear’Say star revealed the gender reveal over the weekend. She shared the details of the gender reveal on Instagram over the weekend. The Pride of Birmingham Awards host is already a grandmother to a grandchild. And now she’s ready to welcome another one.

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Stereophonics claim eighth UK number 1 album with “Oochya!” – Music News https://wildtextileworld.com/stereophonics-claim-eighth-uk-number-1-album-with-oochya-music-news/ Fri, 11 Mar 2022 17:57:12 +0000 https://wildtextileworld.com/stereophonics-claim-eighth-uk-number-1-album-with-oochya-music-news/ Stereophonics achieved their eighth UK number 1 album with Oochya! after outscoring their nearest competitors by 2:1, according to data from Official Charts Company. The Welsh group – Kelly Jones, Richard Jones, Adam Zindani and Jamie Morrison – have now reached number 1 with 8 of their 12 studio albums. To date, they have reached […]]]>
Stereophonics achieved their eighth UK number 1 album with Oochya! after outscoring their nearest competitors by 2:1, according to data from Official Charts Company.

The Welsh group – Kelly Jones, Richard Jones, Adam Zindani and Jamie Morrison – have now reached number 1 with 8 of their 12 studio albums. To date, they have reached No. 1 with Performance and Cocktails (1999), Just Enough Education to Perform (2001), You Gotta Go There to Come Back (2003), Language Sex Violence Other (2005), Pull the Pin ( 2007), Keep the Village Alive (2015) and Kind (2019). Check out the full official Stereophonics chart history here.

Stereophonics are among the artists with the most official UK number 1 albums on the Official Albums Chart, equaling the success of Taylor Swift, Oasis and REM – all with eight number 1s to their name. See the full list of artists with the most official UK No. 1 albums here.

Accepting their official number 1 album award, Stereophonics lead singer Kelly Jones told OfficialCharts.com:

“Thank you very much, the eighth number 1 on the official charts on the 25th year. There are many people involved in the Stereophonics team, but we are only four. Thank you very much to all; all the fans who are with the group long, and all new.

Stereophonics finished ahead of rock band Marillion, whose twentieth album An Hour Before It’s Dark landed at number 2. It was the band’s highest entry on the Official Albums Chart since 1987, matching the peak of their album Clutching at Straws (2). An Hour Before It’s Dark also boasted being the best seller in UK indie record stores this week, landing at number 1 on the official record store chart. See Marillion’s full official chart history.

After his very first arena tour, Dave’s second album, We’re All Alone in This Together, climbs back into the Top 5 this week at number 5, as it enters the official singles chart at number 1 with Star light.

Elsewhere in the Top 10, The Coral’s self-titled debut album is making a comeback at number 7 thanks to its remastered 20th anniversary edition. The album also landed at number 2 on the Official Vinyl Albums Chart.

Meanwhile in the Top 20, Kojey Radical re-entered number 11 with Reason to Smile, while Swedish heavy metal band Sabaton landed at number 16 with their tenth studio album The War to End All Wars.

Dolly Parton celebrates a new entry on the Official Albums Chart at number 23 with Run, Rose, Run, while Kris Barras Band’s Death Valley Paradise debuts at number 27. Kawala completes this week’s new entries in the Top 40 with Better With You (29).

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Billboard Music Awards recognize women during Women’s History Month https://wildtextileworld.com/billboard-music-awards-recognize-women-during-womens-history-month/ Fri, 11 Mar 2022 15:58:06 +0000 https://wildtextileworld.com/billboard-music-awards-recognize-women-during-womens-history-month/ Billboard’s annual Women in Music Awards recognize top female artists, producers and executives who have made a significant contribution to the music industry over the past year. Despite the fact that the annual event has grown in size since its inception, one woman is named Woman of the Year. Reba McEntire was the first to […]]]>

Billboard’s annual Women in Music Awards recognize top female artists, producers and executives who have made a significant contribution to the music industry over the past year. Despite the fact that the annual event has grown in size since its inception, one woman is named Woman of the Year. Reba McEntire was the first to receive this honor in 2007, and Olivia Rodrigo received it this year. Taylor Swift is the only female artist to have won the award twice, in 2011 and 2014.

Former teenage actress-turned-popstar Olivia Rodrigo praised previous songwriters and musical artists for giving her strength by accepting the Billboard Woman of the Year 2022 award at the event held on 3 March. Held at the YouTube Theater in Inglewood, Calif., she spoke about being blessed career-wise and thanked Sheryl Crow for presenting her with the honor.

Rodrigo became the biggest star with her denominational debut album, “SOUR”, which broke records and earned her numerous awards and nominations. All 11 songs from “SOUR” landed in the top 30 on the Billboard Hot 100, making her the first female artist to accomplish the feat.

Rodrigo opened the Billboard show with his hit song “déjà vu” from his album “SOUR”. Giving her performance, she said, “Every woman here today is striving to break down those barriers, to change the narrative, and to support each other.”

As she accepted her award for 2022 Billboard Woman of the Year, Rodrigo spoke of being “constantly moved” by young girls who write songs every day from their bedroom floors, just like she. She went on to say, “I am constantly moved by your vulnerability, your creativity and your bravery, and I promise everyone here today is working to make this world and this industry a better place for you.”

“What I love most about songwriting is its ability to perfectly capture how I feel better than anything I could have said in conversation,” she said. “Songwriting has always been everything to me, so for people to connect with my music is beyond a dream come true.”

Bonnie Raitt, 10-time Grammy winner and activist who received the 2022 Icon Award, has used her platform to address the current crisis in Ukraine. Her song, “Angel From Montgomery” was dedicated to the women of Ukraine. She went on to say that her “heart is heavy” for the people of Ukraine and she even prays for Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“I know the Russian people don’t agree – so many of them – with what’s being done,” she said. “I pray for all people who work hard for peace, including the man who started the war. May he have a transformation.

For Saweetie and Phoebe Bridgers, it turned out to be a family affair, with their mothers presenting the awards separately. Trinidad Valentin, Saweetie’s mother, described her daughter as a “force to be reckoned with”. Meanwhile, Bridgers’ mother, Jamie Bridgers, expressed her gratitude that her daughter had found a way to “showcase the people and causes she cares about”.

Gabby Barrett’s husband Cade Foehner gave a moving speech about his wife’s musical success as well as her role as wife and mother.

The couple came together on stage to sing “I Hope.”

“I grew up with this big dream. It certainly wasn’t easy,” Barrett said after her performance. “I don’t come from a wealthy background. Many people doubted me – children, adults, teachers. I heard a lot of ‘no’s and it seemed like every door I knocked on had been closed for a long time. But by the grace of God, I’m here today. I continue to work hard and persevere.

Other musicians were recognized at the event, such as HER, Doja Cat, Karol G and Summer Walker.

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iHeartRadio Music Awards 2022: See the Best New Country Artist Nominees https://wildtextileworld.com/iheartradio-music-awards-2022-see-the-best-new-country-artist-nominees/ Wed, 09 Mar 2022 16:53:00 +0000 https://wildtextileworld.com/iheartradio-music-awards-2022-see-the-best-new-country-artist-nominees/ The iHeartRadio Music Awards return in March and take place live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, celebrating the most played artists and songs this year on iHeartRadio stations and the iHeartRadio app – everything fans have been listening to. The show will include recognizing some of country music’s biggest stars in a few […]]]>

The iHeartRadio Music Awards return in March and take place live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, celebrating the most played artists and songs this year on iHeartRadio stations and the iHeartRadio app – everything fans have been listening to.

The show will include recognizing some of country music’s biggest stars in a few major categories – and naming the industry’s top newcomer. The Best New Country Artist presented by Stifel, a nod to the “Journey to Success”, includes several up-and-coming nominees fans need to know about: Lainey Wilson, Niko Moon, Parker McCollum, Ryan Hurd and Tentilled Arts.

Fans can tune in to watch the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards on Tuesday, March 22 on FOX from 8-10 p.m. ET (PT Delayed). The show will also air on iHeartMedia radio stations across the country and on the iHeartRadio app.

Meet each of the nominees below. Check out all the country artists nominated for the iHeartRadio Music Awards here, and see the full list of nominees across all genres here.

Lainey Wilson

Wilson was an iHeartRadio “On The Verge” artist when she released her debut album last year. say what i think is a 12-track project that includes his single “Things A Man Oughta Know”. Wilson is also among several artists featured in the new American Currents: State of Music exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee. The exhibit showcases the biggest artists and events “that shaped the genre” in the last year, and Wilson said seeing the exhibit “kicked me in the ass to do what I have to do. to make sure it ends up in that showcase for a lifetime.”

Niko Moon

Anyone trying to catch a “Good Time” probably already knows Niko Moon, a Georgian whose genre music draws inspiration from both traditional country and Atlanta-infused hip-hop. “If my life had to have a sound, this is it,” Moon said of “Good Time” in a statement shared on his website. “The way I think bass and drums is Atlanta, and everything above is Douglasville [his hometown]. …I’m 100% a country artist, and I’m going to be a country artist. I love feeling that punch in the chest, and that’s what I love about Atlanta.

Parker McCollum

The Texas singer has recorded major hits, including “Pretty Heart” and “To Be Loved By You.” McCollum knows the kind of artist he is and the success he hopes to achieve, saying in a statement: “I want to have Luke Bryan hit, sing Chris Knight-caliber songs. To have longevity, you can’t sacrifice integrity to get on the radio. People know the difference, look Willy (Nelson)Look (George) Detroit. I knew I could do Texas and never leave, Where come to Nashville and do the pop-country thing. My goal is to ride in the middle.

Ryan Hurd

Long-time songwriter Hurd released his 15-track debut album Pelago in October 2021. The collection includes fan favorites like “What Are You Drinking”, “Pass It On”, “June, July, August” and “Chasing After You”, Hurd’s hit duet with his wife, colleague singer-songwriter Maren Morris, to whom he credits the creation of his entire album. “It’s been a journey,” Hurd said on the day of her album’s release. “I hope you like it as much as I do.”

Tentilled Arts

Arts celebrated her first No. 1 single with her all-female story “Somebody Like That” on her 12-track album, Love, heartache and everything else, notes its website. The Weyburn, Saskatchewan-born singer was recently named one of the nation’s next women and embarked on the ‘What A Song Can Do’ tour with Lady A, Carly Pearce and Niko Moon.

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Lone Superstar State: Texas Women Continue to Dominate the Music Industry | Life + Entertainment https://wildtextileworld.com/lone-superstar-state-texas-women-continue-to-dominate-the-music-industry-life-entertainment/ Wed, 09 Mar 2022 06:00:00 +0000 https://wildtextileworld.com/lone-superstar-state-texas-women-continue-to-dominate-the-music-industry-life-entertainment/ Artwork by Claudia Humphrey Don’t mess with Texas musicians. The 2022 Grammy nominations list is filled with female voices from the Lone Star State. But their impact should come as no surprise, as generations of female Texas artists have been kicking down doors and etching their legacies into music history for decades. In the 1960s, […]]]>








Don’t mess with Texas musicians. The 2022 Grammy nominations list is filled with female voices from the Lone Star State. But their impact should come as no surprise, as generations of female Texas artists have been kicking down doors and etching their legacies into music history for decades.

In the 1960s, Janis Joplin, a white woman from Port Arthur, became involved in emulating blues and soul through rock music. Joplin then raised many eyebrows, as the genre has long been performed by black artists. But looking back years later, any rock fan must have had Pearl in their collection and should have rolled down their car windows and sung “Cry Baby” or “Piece of My Heart” at least once.

Decades later, Houston native Selena Quintanilla-Pérez changed the Tejano music scene forever before her tragic death in 1995. Her influence never stopped, as it’s not uncommon to see someone a thoughtlessly mumbling “Dreaming of You” with the “Queen of Music Tejano[’s]” blasting small convenience store speakers.

And then there’s Beyoncé, a Houston native whose undeniable impact has inspired generations of artists. If you grew up in the 2000s and didn’t play “Bootylicious” or “Crazy in Love” on your iPod, you were doing it wrong. Her influence has aged like fine wine, as Beyoncé became the performing artist with the most career Grammy wins in Grammy Awards history, tallying 28 trophies last year.

If you haven’t played Come Away With Me by Grapevine’s Norah Jones, which won her five Grammys: Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Best New Artist, Record of the Year and — the most of the evening — Album of the Year, do yourself a favor and give it a try. Jones is nominated this year for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.

Texas singers seem to have it all: passion, talent and stage presence. If you grew up with them, you’re probably not wrong to think: this is it. This is the peak. What else can the next generations of Texas women say that hasn’t been said?

The next generation of Texas women nominated for this year’s Grammys are living in a time when previous generations have paved the way for them. But that doesn’t make their job any easier. They have even more stories to tell, whether through music or social commentary. They have inspired millions of people throughout their career. They won’t try to top the legends, but they’re ready to pick up the slack.

mickey guyton rewrites country music history

Black artists have always been marginalized in the country genre. Ironically, it was built on black performers like DeFord Bailey, Ray Charles and countless others. Still, it was presented as white music somewhere along the line. Yet some black artists are ready to rewrite this piece of music history.

Last year, Arlington native Mickey Guyton became the first black solo woman to receive a country genre nomination with her song “Black Like Me.” She upped her chances this year with three additional nominations: Best Country Solo Performance, Best Country Song and Best Country Album for her debut album Remember Her Name and titular track.

“I feel validated. Like, um, thank goodness. Because there was a doubt about this project before I published it. So now, to see the response, I feel relieved,” Guyton told The New York Times of his nominations.

Maren Morris approaches the country through country music

The country music scene is brutal, especially in Texas, where clear lines are drawn between left and right. When the Dallas Chicks spoke out against the Bush presidency many years ago, they immediately faced backlash, boycotts and death threats from country fans.

Which makes Arlington native Maren Morris’ efforts to stand up in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement bold and powerful. Morris received a Best Country Song nomination for “Better Than We Found It,” a song that deals with discrimination, harassment and police brutality, as well as a Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “Chasing After You”.

“I still have hope for this country and its future, and as a new mother I wanted to promise my son that I will do everything in my power to leave this world a better place than the one I was in. walked in and the one I see right now,” Morris said in a statement about the song.

St. Vincent find humor through a personal story

Musicians are inspired by their music anywhere. Some enjoy developing different identities and writing songs unrelated to what they’re going through, while others breathe personal life into their music.

Dallas’ own two-time Grammy-winning St. Vincent has always been comfortable playing with different identities across her albums. But for his sixth solo project Daddy’s Home, which earned him a nomination this year for Best Alternative Music Album, St. Vincent loosely bases his songs on his father, who has just been released from prison, and pokes fun at the situation.

“My dad’s incarceration was a story that was kind of told without my consent, but ever since it came out I’ve been like, ‘Well, I can write about this because I can tell it. from my point of view, and with a sense of humor and compassion and don’t be too Disney about it,” St. Vincent told W Magazine in 2021.

Selena Gomez draws deep into its roots

There always seems to be a barrier between Latin artists and their audience. For some, they are shunned by the public because of their musical genres or the fact that they are not fluent in Spanish – even when the “queen of Tejano music” is not fluent in the language. Yet many artists don’t let this barrier stop them from feeling proud of their heritage.

Thirteen years after her debut album, Grand Prairie native Selena Gomez received her first Grammy nomination on November 30. But with all the success she racked up over the year, the nomination wasn’t for any of Gomez’s English pop endeavors. Instead, she received a nomination for Best Latin Pop Album for her first high-profile Spanish project, Revelación.

“It’s something I’ve wanted to do for 10 years, to work on a Spanish project, because I’m so, so proud of my heritage, and I really felt like I wanted this to happen,” he said. Gomez told host Zane Lowe. in an interview for Apple Music.

Kacey Musgraves breaks down gender boundaries

It seems country music has its own set of rules too as it’s no longer uncommon to see comments like “This isn’t country music” or “I miss the real country” whenever an artist country announces a new project. But again, how can you define the genre, if Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Anne Murray have already been nominated or won the pop categories at the Grammy Awards with their country hits.

Golden, Texas native Kacey Musgraves won album of the year three years ago with her country-pop album Golden Hour. She followed with star-crossed, which was moved from country to pop by the award committee. She failed to be nominated in that genre, but racked up Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song for the “camera roll”, showing her the support of voters nationwide.

“I feel like I don’t belong to a country in any way on the one hand. But on the other hand, I’m deeply rooted in this genre,” Musgraves told ELLE in 2021.

Megan you stallion proves authenticity sells

There’s something about successful women that men have trouble with, especially black female artists, because they come out of their shell and express their authenticity through their music. People are starting to speak up, saying these women are hurting the next generation of women by selling vulgarity and they desperately need attention.

That didn’t stop Houston’s Megan Thee Stallion from receiving a Best Rap Performance nomination for “Th-t Sh-t” and an Album of the Year nomination for her involvement in Lil Nas X’s Montero. She picked up three awards last year, including becoming the first female rapper to win Best New Artist since Lauryn Hill in 1999.

“Let me repeat: I choose what I wear, not because I’m trying to please men, but because I take pride in my appearance, and positive body image is at the core of who I am. as a woman and a performer. I value compliments from women much more than from men,” Stallion wrote in an op-ed for The New York Times in 2020.

The winners of the 64th Grammy Awards will be announced on April 3.

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Women who have made their mark in the Nigerian music industry https://wildtextileworld.com/women-who-have-made-their-mark-in-the-nigerian-music-industry/ Sat, 05 Mar 2022 06:36:51 +0000 https://wildtextileworld.com/women-who-have-made-their-mark-in-the-nigerian-music-industry/ The Nigerian music industry has been dominated by men for many decades, but despite male dominance, some women have managed to break through the glass ceiling and mark their feet in the industry. As International Women’s Day 2022 arrives on March 8, in this piece we will celebrate 9 women who have made their mark […]]]>

The Nigerian music industry has been dominated by men for many decades, but despite male dominance, some women have managed to break through the glass ceiling and mark their feet in the industry. As International Women’s Day 2022 arrives on March 8, in this piece we will celebrate 9 women who have made their mark on the Nigerian music industry.

  1. Onyeka Onwenu

“The Elegant Stallion”, as she is affectionately known, began her musical career in 1981 while still working with the NTA, releasing the album For the Love of You, a pop album which featured an orchestral cover of “Hold Me Tight” by Johnny Nash, and his second album Endless Life was produced by Sonny Okosun. Both discs were released on the EMI label.

In recognition of her contribution to music and the arts in Nigeria, she has been celebrated by professionals like Mahmood Ali-Balogun, Laolu Akins, Charles O’Tudor and former PMAN President Tony Okoroji among others in the industry arts in Nigeria.

  1. Christy Uduak Essien-Igbokwe,

Popularly referred to as “Nigeria’s Lady of Songs”, she was known for her songs “Seun Rere” Tete Nula, Ife, Hear the Call and Give me a Chance. She was the first female President of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN) and the President and CEO of Soul Train Entertainment.

She sang in Igbo, Ibibio, Efik, Hausa, Yoruba and English. His fluency in Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba, English and his native Ibibio gave him an appeal that crossed tribal boundaries. Essien-Igbokwe died after a brief illness on June 30, 2011 at age 50 at Ikeja General Hospital.

Afterwards, Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola, Onyeka Owenu, Bisi Olatilo (veteran broadcaster), Soni Irabor, Oritz Wiliki, Remi Tinubu, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Aliko Dangote and Victor Uwaifo among others paid tribute to the singer.

  1. Bose Ogulu (Executive, Spaceship Collective)

“Mama Burna” as she is affectionately known, Bose Ogulu is not only Burna Boy’s manager, she also runs Spaceship Collective, which includes the Spaceship Entertainment label and a publishing arm.

Before joining her son’s team, Ogulu had a successful career as a translator for the Federation of West African Chambers of Commerce and taught French for 10 years at the University of Education of Port Harcourt, retiring in 2018. She can speak French, Italian, German, English and Yoruba fluently.

Besides Burna Boy, she also manages her sister Nissi Ogulu (alias Nissi), visual artist and musician; and his father, author Benson Idonije (he is also the first band manager of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti).

  1. Jennifer Imion (COO, Mavin Global)

Jennifer Imion has been an integral part of Mavin’s evolution into a fully-fledged business and creative enterprise. Imion directs day-to-day operations and hiring at Mavin Global, parent company of Don Jazzy’s Mavin Records. She also oversees its suite of ancillary services arms, including content creation, talent management and partnerships.

During the two years she held the position, she oversaw the expansion and management of Mavin’s studios and offices. She also played a pivotal role in the label’s ability to attract new talent and further cement its place as a strong label in the Nigerian music industry.

  1. Weird MC

Born Adesola Adesimbo Idowu, is a Nigerian-British rapper, songwriter and producer. Known for her English/Yoruba lyrics, Weird MC, also known as Shola Idowu and The Rappatainer, is one of Africa’s most popular female rappers and one of the few Nigerian artists associated with Afrobeat.

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Bukola Elemide popularly known as Asa, teamed up with Cobhams Asuquo, and with the new involvement of Christophe Dupouy and Benjamin Constant produced her platinum-selling self-titled debut album, Aṣa. The release of the album saw Aṣa chart radios across Europe, Asia and Africa and won the prestigious French Constantin Prize in 2008 when she was voted best new talent of 10 singers or groups by a jury of 19 music industry specialists in Paris.

Her second album, Beautiful Imperfection, in collaboration with French composer Nicolas Mollard, was released on October 25, 2010, went platinum in 2011. Beautiful Imperfection’s first single titled “Be My Man” was released in late September 2010. It was reported that in 2014, Aṣa sold 400,000 albums worldwide. Asa is considered one of Nigeria’s most exposed and wealthy musicians with an estimated net worth of $28 million.

  1. wild tiwa

Tiwa Savage began her musical career doing backing vocals for artists such as George Michael and Mary J. Blige. After appearing on the UK edition of The X Factor and graduating from Berklee College of Music, Savage signed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing in 2009. Inspired by the growth of the Nigerian music industry, Savage returned to Nigeria and signed with Mavin Records in 2012. Tiwa Savage signed a management and publishing deal with Roc Nation on July 29, 2016, she made it official by announcing the deal through her Instagram account, making her the first Nigerian artist to be signed to the label.

  1. Osagie Okunkpolor

One of the few women to have been in the Nigerian music industry for over a decade, Osagie Osarenkhoe has managed many Nigerian artists including Wizkid (whom she managed for the first five years of her career), Skales , Banky W, Reekado Banks, Niyola and Dammy Krane.

She is the founder of The Zone Agency, a talent management company she launched in 2016 and currently has a roster including Timaya, Reminisce, MTV Base Africa video jockey Ehiz, Dapo Tuburna and Bella. Okunkpolor is also currently leading operations for the Lagos arm. of One RPM, a labeling services company.

  1. Vanessa Amadi-Ogbonna (founder/CEO of VA PR)

Often referred to as “the PR guru for the stars”, Amadi was Whitney Houston’s British and European publicist for the last seven years of her life. She has also worked with Usher, Ciara, Estelle and Ne-Yo.

Amadi started her own PR company VA PR in 2006, but before that she started working as a publicist for the UK-based MOBO Awards. Amadi has made a name for herself in Nigeria through her work with Nigerian stars like D’Banj (including international hit Oliver Twist which she helped promote in the UK), legendary actress Genevieve Nnaji and performers from Global Citizen Live Lagos Davido and Tiwa Savage.

A true powerhouse, Amadi was a key figure in Tiwa Savage’s current recording deal with US-based UMG Recordings.

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Genesis Owusu scoops $30,000 Australian music prize – Reuters https://wildtextileworld.com/genesis-owusu-scoops-30000-australian-music-prize-reuters/ Thu, 03 Mar 2022 04:03:07 +0000 https://wildtextileworld.com/genesis-owusu-scoops-30000-australian-music-prize-reuters/ His first album Toothless smile was crowned best album of the year… Again! Genesis Owusu received the 17th Australian Music Prize for Outstanding Debut Album 2021 Toothless smile. The Ghanaian-Australian artist walks away with $30,000 after being named the top pick of nine incredible albums by a panel of over 40 industry judges. “It means […]]]>

His first album Toothless smile was crowned best album of the year… Again!

Genesis Owusu received the 17th Australian Music Prize for Outstanding Debut Album 2021 Toothless smile. The Ghanaian-Australian artist walks away with $30,000 after being named the top pick of nine incredible albums by a panel of over 40 industry judges.

“It means a lot. It’s an award with great esteem, not to mention putting real money back into music at a time like this is so crucial,” said Owusu, who is currently touring with his All-Star Black. Dog Band, accepting the award via satellite at a ceremony in Melbourne today.

“I am so grateful and look forward to using this award to help spread my art around the world, shouting out Australian talent along the way.”

We first encountered Genesis as 2015 Unearthed High finalist, and the man born Kofi Ansah-Owusu has remained hard to define but impossible to ignore ever since. A skillfully crafted mix of forward-looking hip hop, funk, soul, jazz, punk and beyond, Toothless smile has already been widely praised by critics.

We awarded Genesis Owusu Australian Album and Music Video of the Year at our own J Awards last November. It went on to win the ARIA Awards, winning Album of the Year, Best Hip-Hop Release, Best Independent Release, and Best Cover Art.

Toothless smile was also ranked among the best albums of 2021 in our annual Double J pals list and by triple j listeners (#2 in fact, just behind RÜFÜS DU SOL).

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The Australian Music Prize jury scoured 464 albums before narrowing down to a shortlist of nine albums from the past year.

Genesis Owusu topped releases from Baker Boy, Amyl & The Sniffers, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Odette, the Grammy-nominated Hiatus Kaiyote, as well as Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, returning nominees Emma Donovan & The Putbacks, and Martha Marlow.

Genesis joins The Avalanches, Sampa The Great, AB Original, Courtney Barnett, Gurrumul, Big Scary and many more as previous winners of the Australian Music Prize.

Genesis Owusu live on ABC TV's The Set 2021

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Music News Digest, February 28, 2022 https://wildtextileworld.com/music-news-digest-february-28-2022/ Sun, 27 Feb 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://wildtextileworld.com/music-news-digest-february-28-2022/ Friday, the SOCAN Foundationin partnership with Bandzoogleappointed Nuela Charles and Caveboy the winners of the second edition His Music Awards. They each received a grand prize of $5,000 during the virtual event. “The Her Music Awards are designed to celebrate and support female-identifying artists who are building momentum, as music makers on the verge of […]]]>

Friday, the SOCAN Foundationin partnership with Bandzoogleappointed Nuela Charles and Caveboy the winners of the second edition His Music Awards. They each received a grand prize of $5,000 during the virtual event. “The Her Music Awards are designed to celebrate and support female-identifying artists who are building momentum, as music makers on the verge of taking their careers to the next level,” said Charlie Wall AndrewsCEO of the SOCAN Foundation.

New this year, five honorable mentions of the Her Music Award were awarded to: Belle Grand Fille, Liza, Robyn Jacob, Stéphanie Hamelin Tomala and Terez. Each of these recipients receives a prize of $1,000. The first HMA winners were Leela Gilday and Haviah Mighty. Learn more about pricing here.

– Via a Zoom session today (February 28, 12:30 p.m. ET), CIMA invites the Canadian music industry to the release of the Report on the removal of racial barriers (Volume 1) to review its key findings, explore CIMA’s diversity, equity and inclusion goals and resources, and learn about Next Steps, an upcoming free workshop series. . Stakeholders from all corners of Canada’s music industry came together last to sign the Breaking Down Racial Barriers declaration, calling on individuals, organizations, small businesses, corporations and all levels of government to play a role in eradicating anti-black racism in our collective spheres of influence.

In addition to unveiling the report, CIMA will discuss its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement, which has evolved over the past 18 months through consultations with CIMA’s Equity Committee, led by Vice -President David “Clic” Cox and DEI consultant Tenniel Brown. Register for the session here.

– 2022 is looking good for roots-rockers The Landreth Brothers. The band recently announced a new album, come in the morningreleased on May 13, and released a debut single /video, To stay. This was quickly followed by news that Bonnie Raitt just released a cover of the BL song Made Up Mind (it will appear on Raitt’s upcoming album Just like that). This tune first appeared on The Bros.’ debut album. Landreth, Juno winner. let it lie, and Raitt and the band met when they both played the Winnipeg Folk Festival in 2014. off June 3 at Mills Hardware in Hamilton. Itinerary and prices here

– Two of Toronto’s best R&B voices, SeanJones and Juno nominees Story, have joined forces on a new single, All Fall Down. This is the first time that Jones has participated in a duet.

– The hottest rock band in Hamilton these days is golden feathera new band featuring local luminaries such as the Monster Truck drummer Steve Kiely and Brad Germain (Marble Index, the Belles of the Dinner). On Friday night they played a show at Hamilton Winter Festival, at the top of the Mountain in Auchmar. They played inside a geodesic dome, while a large group of attendees shivered in the minus 15°C cold. The music justified the discomfort, as the tightly packed band launched into long, spiraling jams with an unmistakable Grateful Dead meets Allman Brothers feel. Beautiful twin guitar work and vocal harmonies particularly stood out on new single Woman. A condensed version of this 11-minute epic would have real commercial potential, but Golden Feather has higher goals. You will hear more from this group.

BC Music supports three artists from British Columbia, Teon Gibbs, Haley Blaisand Jon Bryantto THING 2022 fest, taking place in Port Townsend, WA, August 26-28.

– Watchmen bassist Ken Tizzard uses its long-running weekly livestream series, The Whiskey Wednesday Show, to promote his now-expanding catalog as a roots singer-songwriter. This series is now enhanced through a new partnership with Traynor Amps and Yorkville Sound (Tizzard is a longtime artist backed by Traynor). He promises “the show will stay the same with songs and stories, and a relaxed good time.” More information here.

West Escape will feature Western Canadian artists The Garrys, Begonia, JayWood, Meltt and The Velveteins in a SXSW showcase in Austin on March 15, at Swan Dive.

– Show you can’t keep a good song, Canadian stars Dan Hill and Jully Black just released a collaborative track written and recorded two decades ago. Something More (released via Anthem) has a positive and profound message. Check it here.

– French-Canadian Nigerian singer volume caused a stir last year when it won a Juno Award for Best Reggae Recording, for I Pray (feat. Sean Kingston), and its material has amassed over 5 million streams. Last Friday, she posted a follow-up, LOVan R&B and Afropop fusion, as well as this main album video.

– The following ADVANCE x Juno Talks event, title The Culture, the Plan: LGBTQ2S+ Voices in Black Music, takes place today (February 28, 2 p.m. ET), via Zoom. Hosted by Nzingha Millar, it features panelists Billy Newton-Davis, Desiire and Witch Prophet. Register here.

– Toronto group Isabel and the Unusual have released a new single and video, Distance. Written and sung by the conductor Isabelle Fryszberg, the seductive tango-inspired number was produced by Mitch Girio and features local A-list players Steve Briggs, Rebecca Hennessy, Gary Craig and Rebecca Campbell.

TEAR

Nicky Tesco (born Nick Lightowlers), former frontman of English punk band The Members, died on February 25 at the age of 66. No cause of death was reported, but he had long been in poor health.

News of his passing was confirmed on his Facebook page and by a post from original band member JC Carroll.

Formed in Camberley, Surrey, the first incarnation of The Members were active from 1976 to 1983, when Tesco left the group. The group reunited in 2007, minus Tesco, and remains active.

In the UK, The Members are best known for their single The Sound of the Suburbs, which reached No. 12 in 1979, and in Australia, for Radio, which reached No. 5 in 1982.

The group’s first single, Solitary Confinement, a mixture of reggae and punk, was released on Stiff Records. The Tesco outfit have released three albums on Virgin Records, At the Chelsea nightclub (1978), The choice is yours (1980), and Uprhythm, Downbeat (1982).

In 1989, Tesco appeared in Leningrad Cowboys go to America, written and directed by Aki Kaurismäki, a film about a fictional Russian rock band touring the United States. This fictional band then toured as a real band and recorded the song Tesco Thru the Wire. Later he worked as a music journalist for the magazine music weekand as a commentator on BBC 6 Music’s New Releases Round table.

In his lengthy FB tribute, JC Carroll recalled that “Nick had a charisma and a drive that was something very, very special. Our sound was a really special mix of reggae, rap and rock. And he had a story. very special that was different from all the other bands. Our story was the story of the studios and the escape from the suburbs. It wasn’t the nihilism of squat rock, it wasn’t the art from [art school] Saint Martin was the noise of the suburbs.” Sources: Wikipedia, stronger than warJC Carroll.

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Listen to Bonnie Raitt’s new single, ‘Made Up Mind’ | Music News https://wildtextileworld.com/listen-to-bonnie-raitts-new-single-made-up-mind-music-news/ Fri, 25 Feb 2022 16:00:00 +0000 https://wildtextileworld.com/listen-to-bonnie-raitts-new-single-made-up-mind-music-news/ ADA/Under Pop Here is something to say: Bonnie Raitt released a new single from their upcoming album, Just like that…which will be released on April 22. The song, “compound mind,” is a cover of a track by Canadian alt-country-folk band The Landreth Brothers. In a statement, Raitt said, “On this record, I wanted to stretch. […]]]>

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Here is something to say: Bonnie Raitt released a new single from their upcoming album, Just like that…which will be released on April 22.

The song, “compound mind,” is a cover of a track by Canadian alt-country-folk band The Landreth Brothers. In a statement, Raitt said, “On this record, I wanted to stretch. I always want to find songs that excite me, and what’s different this time is that I tried styles and subjects. that I hadn’t touched on before.”

Just like that…, Raitt’s first album in more than six years, was recorded last summer in Sausalito, Calif., with three of his longtime musical collaborators and a few new ones. It is available for pre order now.

In a statement, Bonnie says she is grateful to have been able to continue making music, 50 years after her debut album. “I really appreciate how lucky I am,” she says, “and I feel like it’s my responsibility to go out there and say something fresh and new — for me and for the fans. But I need to have something to say or I won’t put out a record.”

On March 2, the veteran star will receive the Icon Award at the Billboard Women in Music Awards, and this spring she will receive a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. His to visit kicks off March 28 in Modesto, Calif., and is expected to take it through the end of November.

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Jenifer Lopez, LL Cool J Goes Big at the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards: Here’s What to Expect [DETAILS] https://wildtextileworld.com/jenifer-lopez-ll-cool-j-goes-big-at-the-2022-iheartradio-music-awards-heres-what-to-expect-details/ Thu, 24 Feb 2022 19:30:00 +0000 https://wildtextileworld.com/jenifer-lopez-ll-cool-j-goes-big-at-the-2022-iheartradio-music-awards-heres-what-to-expect-details/ Still taking place on March 22 in Los Angeles, the 2022 iHeart Radio Music Awards have already found their MC to host the highly anticipated annual radio music show. iHeart Media announces that this year’s iHeart Radio Music Awards will be hosted by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee LL Cool J at the […]]]>

Still taking place on March 22 in Los Angeles, the 2022 iHeart Radio Music Awards have already found their MC to host the highly anticipated annual radio music show.

iHeart Media announces that this year’s iHeart Radio Music Awards will be hosted by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee LL Cool J at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium.


The iHeartRadio Music Awards, widely regarded as one of music’s most important nights, will recognize the artists and songs that received the most exposure on iHeartRadio stations and the iHeartRadio app in 2021.

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LL Cool J as host

With his debut album “Radio” in 1985, LL Cool J became one of the first hip-hop musicians to gain widespread recognition.

After releasing 13 studio albums and winning two Grammy Awards during his career, he became the first rapper to be honored with the Kennedy Center Honors, which he received in 2017.

Revealing that he will also be performing at the awards show, LL Cool J promised more surprises on the night.

“It’s an honor to return to the stage as host of the iHeartRadio Music Awards and bring live music back to fans around the world as we celebrate our favorite artists,” he said in a statement.

In addition to securing the show’s host, the iHeartRadio Music Awards also announced the recipient of the iHeartRadio Icon Award.

The award goes to JLo

Jennifer Lopez will receive the iHeartRadio Icon Award, which recognizes a musical artist who has had a significant impact on pop culture and has had a long and successful career.

Lopez, whose 25-year career in the entertainment industry has seen her achieve success in both film and music, is the first artist to have a No. 1 film and album in the US at the same time. , with “The Wedding Planner” and “J.Lo” in 2001, respectively.

A little more recently, she starred in the film “Marry Me”, for which she also released a soundtrack of the same title.

Often described as a triple threat in the industry for his singing, acting and producing, JLo has made a name for himself in pop culture, particularly with his iconic Super Bowl halftime performance with Shakira in 2020 which further cemented her iconic title.

The event, which will take place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on March 22, will air live on Fox at 8:00 p.m. ET. The ceremony will air on the West Coast at 8:00 p.m. PT after a delayed taping.

READ ALSO: After Super Bowl’s ‘Good Morning Gorgeous’, Mary J Blige to headline ‘2022 Roots Picnic’ with Mickey Guyton

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