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Prince

In 2015, Prince Voiced His Dislike for Record Labels. He Says That Record Contracts are Like Slavery and Advised Younger Artists to Not Sign with Them and Cut the Middleman.

When Prince announced that his new album, HitNRun, would be released exclusively on Tidal, the singer explained why he bypassed a record label and offered the LP directly through Jay Z’s streaming service. But did you know that Prince hated record labels and compared them to slavery? In 2015, Prince expressed his disdain for record …

In 2015, Prince Voiced His Dislike for Record Labels. He Says That Record Contracts are Like Slavery and Advised Younger Artists to Not Sign with Them and Cut the Middleman. Read More »

Israel Kamakawiwoʻole

The Famous Ukulele Medley “What a Wonderful World” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole was Originally Recorded in a Completely Unplanned Session at 3 AM in Just One Take.

Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, the late Hawaiian musician, did something unusual for music. He reinterpreted a well-known classic. The younger generation might only be familiar with Israel’s rendition of What a Wonderful World, even though it is performed so frequently on TV and in movies these days. It has the same poignancy and shimmering vulnerability as Judy …

The Famous Ukulele Medley “What a Wonderful World” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole was Originally Recorded in a Completely Unplanned Session at 3 AM in Just One Take. Read More »

Shaina Twain

Canadian Singer, Shania Twain, is the Only Female Artist in History to Have Three Consecutive Albums Certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Shania Twain achieved success by combining country and pop music. After her 1997 album Come On Over, she rose to international prominence after the release. But did you know she was the only female singer to have three consecutive albums certified as Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America? Shania Twain, a Canadian singer, …

Canadian Singer, Shania Twain, is the Only Female Artist in History to Have Three Consecutive Albums Certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America. Read More »

Frank Sinatra

The Original “New York, New York” Song was Released by Liza Minnelli in 1977. Frank Sinatra Just Covered It.

Frank Sinatra recorded Theme from New York, New York, in 1979 for his album Trilogy: Past Present Future, which became one of his signature songs. But did you know he was not the original singer of the song? Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” song was a cover. Liza Minnelli released the original in 1977. …

The Original “New York, New York” Song was Released by Liza Minnelli in 1977. Frank Sinatra Just Covered It. Read More »

Smells Like Nirvana

The Video for Weird Al’s “Smells Like Nirvana” was Shot on the Same Sound Stage as the as the Clip for “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” They Also Used Most of the Extras from the Original Music Video, Including the Janitor Featured in Various Scenes.

Weird Al has dabbled in rock music a few times, with his Alternative Polka and Angry White Boy Polka featuring a lot of K! stalwarts. He has parodied artists such as The Offspring, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Green Day, but none more perfectly than with Smells Like Nirvana, a hilarious skewering of how difficult …

The Video for Weird Al’s “Smells Like Nirvana” was Shot on the Same Sound Stage as the as the Clip for “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” They Also Used Most of the Extras from the Original Music Video, Including the Janitor Featured in Various Scenes. Read More »