Yahoo Lifestyle SEA spoke to 29-year-old crooner Nathan Hartono, who'll be performing the theme song for this year's National Day Parade.
Singapore’s pop superstars, JJ Lin and Stefanie Sun, will be performing an English version of the song during the National Day Parade evening show this Sunday.
Neil Young sued President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign for copyright infringement Tuesday, citing the playing of two of his songs during a June rally in Tulsa, Okla.The complaint, filed in New York federal court, accuses the campaign of playing “Rockin’ in the Free World” and “Devil’s Sidewalk” without the appropriate license.“This complaint is not intended to disrespect the rights and opinions of American citizens, who are free to support the candidate of their choosing,” says a copy of the complaint in Young’s archives.Also Read: Neil Young Is 'NOT Okay With' Trump's Use of His Songs at Mt Rushmore EventIt goes on, “However, Plaintiff in good conscience cannot allow his music to be used as a ‘theme song’ for a divisive, un-American campaign of ignorance and hate.”A representative for the campaign didn’t immediately return a request for comment.This isn’t the first time the rock legend has expressed discomfort with Trump’s use of his material and Young is hardly the first artist to go after Trump and his campaign for use of songs.Over the past few years, numerous artists have come out strongly against the use of their songs during political rallies and campaign events — particularly when it comes to the Trump campaign — by sending cease-and-desist letters or publicly denouncing the use of their songs at these events. In July, Linkin Park said on Twitter that it had sent the Trump campaign a cease and desist to prevent the usage of any of the band’s music at campaign events. In June, the family of Tom Petty also sent a cease and desist to the Trump campaign for using Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down” during the Tulsa rally.Also following the Tulsa event, the Rolling Stones partnered with the publishing rights organization Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) to stop Trump and his campaign from using the band’s song “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” at rallies.Fall Out Boy, Mick Jagger, Lorde and 54 other prominent music artists signed an open letter at the end of July demanding that political candidates seek “consent” from artists and songwriters before using their songs in a campaign setting.“This is the only way to effectively protect your candidates from legal risk, unnecessary public controversy, and the moral quagmire that comes from falsely claiming or implying an artist’s support or distorting an artists’ expression in such a high stakes public way,” the letter, which was also signed by Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, Lionel Richie, Sia and Courtney Love, said.Read original story Neil Young Sues Trump Campaign Over Use of Songs at Tulsa Rally At TheWrap
Ever since ‘Dat $tick’ went viral, Brian, whose real name is Brian Immanuel Soewarno, has followed up with two studio albums, one of which, ‘Sailor’, debuted at number 62 on the Billboard 200 albums chart last year.
Sexy-cool Japanese singer Koda Kumi announced on Friday (10 July) that she will be holding her 20th anniversary concert tour from September to December this year. The concert tour will travel around Japan to cities like Osaka, Fukuoka, Nagoya and Tokyo, and is titled “Koda Kumi 20th Anniversary Tour 2020 My Name Is…”. As part of her 20th anniversary celebration, Koda also uploaded her past full-length music videos on YouTube.
This year’s National Day Parade (NDP) theme song has just been released today (14 July) and it’s performed by Nathan Hartono and entitled “Everything I Am”.
South Korea’s co-ed group Kard held their first-ever live virtual event, Asics x Kard Live Virtual Event, yesterday (12 July), engaging fans across six Southeast Asia countries.
Eminem went after bad cops, people who refuse to wear masks amid the coronavirus pandemic, and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brews in his new (co-)single and first collaboration with Kid Cudi. The Slim Shady of “The Adventures Of Moon Man & Slim Shady” also sent “prayers” out to George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery in his lyrically excellent-as-always verse.We’ve posted Marshall Mathers’ relevant lyrics, which are courtesy of Genius.com, below. They’re in order of his flow.First, on Brees, who caught Em’s wrath for saying that NFL players kneeling during the pregame national anthem was “disrespecting the flag.” Brees has since apologized for taking that stance.I had hoop dreams, now I shoot threes (What?) Got a lil’ green (Yeah), but I don’t do weed (Nope) Purp nor lean (Nah), that’s Tunechi (Yeah) That’s New Orleans (What?), f— Drew Brees (Yeah)Also Read: Here's Why Eminem No-Showed the 2003 Oscars When He Won for 'Lose Yourself'On anti-maskers:Bunch of half-wits up in office (What?) Half of us walking around like a zombie apocalypse Other half are just pissed off and (Yeah) Don’t wanna wear a mask and they’re just scoffing And that’s how you end up catching the s— off ‘em I just used the same basket as you shopping Now I’m in a f—in’ casket from you coughin’ (Damn)If you didn’t catch that last line, it’s a double entendre for “coffin.”Also Read: Eminem Responds to Nick Cannon's Diss Song 'The Invitation'On Floyd, Arbery and bad cops:And it’s nonstop fury (Yeah) ‘Cause I ain’t holding ‘em up like an armed robbery (Nah) And God’s my jury, so when I die, I’m not worried (Nah) Prayers to George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery (Yeah) How the f— is it that so many cops are dirty? (Huh?) Stop, man, please, officer, I’m sorry But I can’t breathe when I got you on top of me Your goddamn knee’s on my carotid artery (F—)Those bars are a little more straightforward.Also Read: 50 Cent Says He Advised Eminem to Not Respond to Nick Cannon: 'You Can't Argue With a Fool'“The Adventures Of Moon Man & Slim Shady” from Kid Cudi featuring Eminem is a 2020 release from Republic Records, which is a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.Watch the music video above.(A few times, maybe, to catch all the punchlines.)Read original story Eminem Slays Anti-Maskers, ‘Dirty’ Cops in New Single With Kid Cudi – Plus: ‘F— Drew Brees’ (Video) At TheWrap
Hong Kong singer Eason Chan will be staging an online charity concert, Live Is So Much Better With Music Eason Chan Charity Concert, on 11 July (Saturday) and Yahoo Singapore will be live streaming the concert.
Singer-songwriter Ryan Adams apologized for how he has “mistreated” women in the past, telling Daily Mail in a Friday article, “There are no words to express how bad I feel.”In a February 2019 New York Times investigation, Adams was accused in a by seven women — including his ex-wife, “This Is Us” star Mandy Moore — of emotionally manipulative behavior and sexual abuse. The article goes on to describe a pattern of the indie rock artist using his stature as a successful artist, producer and record-company founder to offer career opportunities to young, female artists and then pursue sex.Adams’ UK and Ireland tour was canceled and the release of his album “Big Colors” was also nixed in wake of the accusations.Also Read: Ryan Adams Apologizes for 'Mistakes,' Denies Sex Chats With Underage TeenIn Friday’s Daily Mail statement, the indie rocker said, “There are no words to express how bad I feel about the ways I’ve mistreated people throughout my life and career. All I can say is that I’m sorry. It’s that simple. This period of isolation and reflection made me realize that I needed to make significant changes in my life.”He went on to acknowledge that some might think he’s merely offering up “the same empty bulls— apology that I’ve always used when I was called out” but, he assures “this time it is different.”“No amount of growth will ever take away the suffering I had caused,” he wrote. “I will never be off the hook and I am fully accountable for my harmful behavior, and will be for my actions moving forward.”He concluded, “I hope that the people I’ve hurt will heal. And I hope that they will find a way to forgive me.”Also Read: Ryan Adams' UK and Ireland Tour Canceled After Sexual Misconduct AllegationsYou can read his entire statement to the Daily Mail below or click here.There are no words to express how bad I feel about the ways I’ve mistreated people throughout my life and career.All I can say is that I’m sorry. It’s that simple. This period of isolation and reflection made me realize that I needed to make significant changes in my life.I’ve gotten past the point where I would be apologizing just for the sake of being let off the hook and I know full well that any apology from me probably won’t be accepted by those I’ve hurt.I get that and I also understand that there’s no going back.To a lot of people this will just seem like the same empty bull***t apology that I’ve always used when I was called out, and all I can say is, this time it is different.Having truly realized the harm that I’ve caused, it wrecked me, and I’m still reeling from the ripples of devastating effects that my actions triggered.There is no way to convince people that this time is truly different, but this is the albatross that I deserve to carry with me as a result of my actions.Realizing the consequences of my actions, I took a hard look inwards and sought to find the truth behind them. What pain was I carrying myself that was so poorly and wrongly being projected onto others?I made a promise to myself that no matter what it took, I would get to the root of these issues and finally start to fix myself so I could be a better friend, a better partner, and a better man overall.That being said, no amount of growth will ever take away the suffering I had caused. I will never be off the hook and I am fully accountable for my harmful behavior, and will be for my actions moving forward.In my effort to be a better man, I have fought to get sober, but this time I’m doing it with professional help. Sobriety is a priority in my life, and so is my mental health. These, as I’m learning, go hand in hand.But I will not bore anyone with stories of my demons or use them to excuse what I’ve done. I really want to express that I’ve internalized the importance of self-care and self-work. I’m really trying.Music is how I lay my soul bare, and in working through this, I have written enough music to fill half a dozen albums.Some of these songs are angry, many are sad but most of them are about the lessons I’ve learned over the last few years. Those ones an expression of my deepest remorse.I hope that the people I’ve hurt will heal. And I hope that they will find a way to forgive me.Read original story Ryan Adams Apologizes for Sexually Abusive Past: I ‘Truly Realized the Harm That I’ve Caused’ At TheWrap
The COVID-19 pandemic has an extreme and devastating impact across every sector and industry and is especially destructive for People With Disabilities (PWDs).
Amid the struggles and uncertainties brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, retailers and brands across the globe suffer extensively from the social distancing and travel restrictions put in place to curb the virus.
Premiering his latest single, ‘I Shot You’, on his Youtube channel on 27 June, Malaysian singer-songwriter-producer Namewee featured Japanese AV star Yua Mikami in his video, clocking over 1.4 million views in less than 17 hours.
Country star Faith Hill asked the Mississippi legislature to change the state flag Thursday, saying it no longer represents the “Mississippi of today.”“To the Mississippi legislature: It’s time to change the state flag. I am a proud MS girl and I love my home state. When I think of Mississippi, I think of my mom and dad, the church I grew up in, high school football, and where I fell in love with music,” tweeted the singer.She went on, “Now, it is time for the world to meet the Mississippi of today and not the Mississippi of 1894 (when the MS legislature voted on the current flag).”Also Read: Trump Threatens 10-Year Prison Term for Vandalizing or Destroying Federal Statues and MonumentsThe canton — or upper left section — of Mississippi’s flag contains a Confederate emblem, and of it, Hill said, “I understand many view the current flag as a symbol of heritage and Southern pride, but we have to realize that this flag is a direct symbol of terror for our black brothers and sisters.”Her appeal to the Mississippi legislature came the same day fellow country stars The Dixie Chicks dropped the Civil War-era “Dixie” and became just The Chicks. Earlier this month, NASCAR banned the Confederate flag entirely after black race car driver Bubba Wallace spoke up about its history.Earlier this week, retailer Walmart removed the flag with the emblem from its stores.See Faith Hill’s tweet below:To the Mississippi legislature: It’s time to change the state flag. I am a proud MS girl and I love my home state. When I think of Mississippi, I think of my mom and dad, the church I grew up in, high school football, and where I fell in love with music.— Faith Hill (@FaithHill) June 25, 2020Read original story Faith Hill Asks Mississippi Legislature to Change State Flag: Confederate Symbol Doesn’t Represent ‘Mississippi of Today’ At TheWrap
In the midst of the stressful COVID-19 pandemic, Singaporean electropop singer-songwriter-producer Jasmine Sokko released her uplifting and blunt hit song Mess, giving an alternative look into failure.
K-pop star Yohan, whose real name is Kim Jeong-hwan, of the boy band TST died Tuesday the age of 28.“We are sad to relay the most unfortunate, sorrowful news. On June 16, TST member Yohan left this world. The late Yohan’s family is currently in deep mourning.” TST’s record label KJ Entertainment said in a statement provided to The Guardian.The cause of death has not been announced.Also Read: Sulli, Korean Pop Star and Actress, Dies at 25Yohan started his career in the K-pop scene with the group NOM (No Other Man) in 2013 and joined TST in 2017. The six-piece group reached the South Korean Top 30 with their Eps “Time’s Up” and “Wake Up.” Their greatest hits include “Paradise,” “Mind Control” and “Wake Up.” The group’s latest single, “Countdown,” was released in January.Yohan is not the only young K-pop star to have died in recent years. In 2017, Jonghyun, also known as Kim Jong-hyun, a member of the K-pop group SHINee, died at age 27. In October 2019, Sulli, a member of the seminal girl group f(x), died at the age of 25. And in 2019, Goo Hara, the Korean pop singer best known for her work in the K-pop girl group Kara, was found dead in her home in Seoul at the age of 28.Read original story Yohan, K-Pop Star of Boy Band TST, Dies at 28 At TheWrap
Mandopop singer Stefanie Sun released her first album, Yan Zi, 20 years ago on 9 June 2000.
Aiming to raise awareness on how people with disabilities have been significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, 46 artistes from 15 countries or areas came together virtually to perform an updated rendition of Ben E. King’s ‘Stand By Me’.
Malaysian rapper Namewee has collaborated with Yahoo TV to release a virtual concert, Namewee’s AR Concert LIVE in Kaohsiung.
Nisha Ganatra has followed up 'Late Night' with another story of a woman struggling to fight into a male-dominated profession.
Kelvin Harrison Jr. says he was still 'terrified' in the recording studio, despite musical talent running in his family.
Throughout the livestream, virtual attendees will have the opportunity to interact with MYRNE and make song requests while partying.