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The 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Soundtrack Leads Albums To Check Out

2/10/2015 8:22am EST
The 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Soundtrack Leads Albums To Check Out
The yield of new, show stopping albums in February 2015 is a bit slow as of yet. While there were a few notable releases last week, none of them were the ‘second coming’ to the music world. This week isn’t much different, finding that fiery new release to be hard to come by. Next week is when things ignite more, but one truly notable effort arrives this week, via the Fifty Shades of Grey original motion picture soundtrack.

1) Various Artists, Fifty Shades of Grey (Motown / Universal)

With the release of one of the more sensuous, controversial, and anticipated movies in recent memor...
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Pitbull To Host 2014 American Music Awards

10/21/2014 11:24am EDT
Pitbull To Host 2014 American Music Awards
For the second year in a row, Pitbull will host the American Music Awards. The singer/songwriter will front the 41st annual ceremony, set to air on Nov. 23.

Stated the singer in a statement, "World, who would have thought Pitbull hosting the AMAs two years in a row. The harder I work, the luckier I get. Thank you ABC and Dick Clark Productions for the amazing opportunity -- more than anything let's get ready to have fun. Dale!"

Pitbull will also perform a song from his upcoming album release Globalization.

The American Music Awards had seen a ratings slump in the past several years. When...
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Review: Barbra Streisand Sounds Amazing On 'Partners'

9/22/2014 7:20pm EDT
Barbra Streisand - Partners
Nothing better than getting “a little help from friends” right? That’s exactly what veteran entertainer Barbra Streisand does on her latest studio album, Partners. Why go it alone when you can enlist the likes of Michael Bublé, Stevie Wonder, and Billy Joel on your album? Covering classics she popularized (such as “The Way We Were”) as well as classic vocal standards, Partners is a truly beautiful effort with Streisand herself sounding truly amazing. 72 – she can’t be!

Partners opens stunningly with standard “It Had To Be You” with Michael Bublé serving as Streisand's partner in c...
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15 Must See Music Videos of 2014

7/28/2014 4:00pm EDT
15 Must See Music Videos of 2014
Once upon a time, music videos were played frequently on television. It’s hard to believe in 2014, but once there was a spot for those visual pieces accompanying the audio. While they're still played on TV (less frequently), music videos get the majority of views via the Internet through outlets like YouTube and Vevo. With so much attention placed on albums and songs, sometimes it’s easy to forget sensational music videos themselves. Here are 15 must see music videos of 2014.

1) Maroon 5, “Maps”

The music video for Maroon 5’s latest single “Maps” depicts a narrative characterized...
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You Won't Believe How This Youtuber Sings Jason Derulo's Hit 'Talk Dirty To Me'

5/7/2014 12:24pm EDT
You Won't Believe How This Youtuber Sings Jason Derulo's Hit 'Ta
Youtuber 'Ten Second Songs' covers popular songs in a way that's maybe a little different than what you're used to. He takes a song as sings it in the style of different artists - sometimes artists whose styles varies greatly from that of the original singer. His most recent project takes Jason Derulo's 'Talk Dirty To Me' which he sings in styles that run from 'Slayer' and 'White Zombie' to 'Hootie and the Blowfish' and 'Cab Calloway.' Needless to say, he nails it on pretty much every rendition.

For more of Ten Second Songs really awesome renditions, you can check out his channel HERE. G...
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Music Superstar Larry Hernandez Talks Season 3 Of 'Larrymania'

5/3/2014 2:07pm EDT
Music Superstar Larry Hernandez Talks Season 3 Of 'Larrymania'
Mun2's reality TV series Larrymania, documenting the world of Latin music superstar Larry Hernandez, is kicking off its third season on Sunday. In Season 3, Larry continues to balance his career with his commitment to his family, while his longtime girlfriend Kenia Ontiveros is preparing for the birth of the couple's second child. Larry took some time out of his busy schedule recently to answer a few questions from BFTV about three seasons of life in front of the camera.

"It's been three years, and I’ve gotten used to them more and more every year," he told us. " Obviously I love my privac...
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Our March Playlist - Check Out The Best Songs Off The Best Albums This Month

3/31/2014 7:00pm EDT
Beck - Morning Phase
March was a rich month for music releases. After listening and reviewing multiple albums, it is always fun to pick out one big time standout. Sometimes it is a difficult choice, while other times it’s the only choice (particularly on a sub-par album). After looking back through my late-February and March reviews, I’ve compiled a playlist of one favorite from each album.

“Morning”

Beck

From the album Morning Phase

Note: Morning Phase was a late February release that wasn’t reviewed until March.

Folks, Beck is the man. Morning Phase was yet another stacked album from the hipster w...
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Sergio George Brings Salsa Music To The Mainstream With 'Salsa Giants'

6/27/2013 4:22pm EDT
Sergio George
Imagine putting together a dream team of the best in your field. That's what Latin Grammy winner Sergio George did when he assembled the Salsa Giants - a group of legends in salsa music, including Marc Anthony, Oscar De Leon and Nora - for a one-of-a-kind tour, CD and DVD. BFTV recently had the chance to sit down with Sergio and ask him about the creation of and purpose behind this Latin supergroup.

"I would say to get people on the phone, it took about a week. Some had shows, some were in the middle of a tour that had to move some dates around," Sergio explained. But the assembled artists...
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Jenni Rivera's Memoir To Be Published This Summer

2/19/2013 1:26pm EST
Jenni Rivera
Jenni Rivera's memoir is to be published posthumously following the Latin star's death in a plane crash last year.

The 43-year-old singer perished when her plane went down over Mexico in December, and it has now emerged she was working on a book project at the time of her death.

Publishers at Atria Books have confirmed Rivera finished writing the autobiography, titled Unbreakable, and they will release the book in July.

Rivera's sister Rosie Rivera insists the family is supporting the release and they hope it will bring comfort to fans.

She says, "I miss my sister every moment, but ...
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Jesse & Joy Lead 2012 Latin Grammy Award Winners

11/16/2012 12:02pm EST
Jesse & Joy
Mexican pop duo Jesse & Joy were the big winners at the 13th annual Latin Grammy awards on Thursday night after the siblings picked up four iconic gramophone trophies.

The pair went home with Record of the Year and Song of the Year for their track !Corre!, Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album for ¿Con Quien Se Queda El Perro? and Best Short Form Music Video for Me Voy at the ceremony in Las Vegas.

Dominican singer Juan Luis Guerra was up for six awards, but only took away Producer of the Year for his work on singer Juanes' MTV Unplugged disc, which was also named Album of the Year. Juanes ...
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