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There’s a blank space in the VMAs seating chart this year, baby. Taylor Swift will not be attending the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, August 28, multiple sources confirm to Us Weekly.

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Taylor Swift attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. Jason Merritt/Getty Images
The country starlet turned pop phenom — who won four Moonmen at last year’s ceremony, including Video of the Year for her celeb-packed “Bad Blood” visual — was not nominated for any Moonmen this year, though her clips for “Wildest Dreams” and “Out of the Woods” (off her blockbuster 1989 album) were both eligible.

While neither video is up for an award, the award show is still technically honoring Swift, 26, if you consider her contributions to ex-beau Calvin Harris’ Rihanna-assisted hit “This Is What You Came For,” which is nominated for Best Collaboration. The “Shake It Off” hitmaker secretly sang on the track and wrote it under the pseudonym Nils Sjoberg.

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Despite her lack of nominations, the Grammy winner never planned on attending this year’s show. Though fans will undoubtedly miss Swift’s presence on Sunday night, the highly anticipated event is shaping up to be one of MTV’s most epic yet.

As Us Weekly previously reported on Thursday, August 25, artists such as Kanye West, Beyoncé and Rihanna have big plans in store.

West, 39 — who was presented with the prestigious Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award by his sometime enemy  Swift at the 2015 VMAs — will most likely perform “Famous,” the controversial song in which he takes credit for the “Blank Space” songstress’ fame. The video for the NSFW tune — featuring nude lookalikes of Swift, West, Kim Kardashian and others sleeping in bed — is nominated in several categories, including the coveted Video of the Year award.

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In addition to Yeezy’s performance, multiple sources confirm to Us that Queen Bey, 34, will light up the VMAs stage as well. And just when music fans thought it couldn’t get any better: RiRi, who will receive the Video Vanguard Award this year, is set to sing “several songs throughout the show,” a source tells Us.

Confirmed performers for the show include Rihanna, Britney Spears, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj and Future. The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards will air on MTV Sunday, August 28, at 9 p.m. ET.

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The Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) is one of the biggest nights in K-pop, but the event has been plagued by rumors that SM Entertainment artists may not perform and allegations of rigged fan votes.

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On Nov. 24, organizers for the upcoming award show addressed growing concerns from journalists and K-pop fans, through a statement published by OSEN.

“Starring singers [performers] and the lineup will soon be announced to the public,” said a spokesperson for Mnet, in an official statement. “The final lineup has not been finalized, [but] we will announce the complete lineup, soon.”

The response from Mnet follows rumors centered on MAMA performers, including reports that SM and FNC Entertainment may boycott the show, following increased attention on the booking of YG artists.

Insiders previously speculated that YG artists would not attend, but these reports were negated when Mnet announced the inclusion of Big Bang, 2NE1’s CL, iKON, and PSY, as performers at the December award program.

Other previously announced performers include BTS, GOT7, f(x), Pet Shop Boys, and Zion.T.

The root of rumors surrounding the MAMA 2015 lineup remains unknown, but a contributing factor to the reports could be the expansion of fan voting to include 17 categories. While popularity votes attribute to a small percentage in key divisions like Artist and Song of the Year, audiences have expressed concerns about the domination of acts like Big Bang.

While an alleged boycott by SM or FNC Entertainment may seem like media play to international audiences, domestic fans have expressed their concerns, following the absence of several top stars at the 52nd Daejong Film Awards.

The event, which is also known as the Grand Bell Award, experienced the unprecedented absence of top stars including the recipients of Best Actress and Best Actor honors. However, MAMA 2015 will witness the appearance of a bevy of television and film performers including actresses Park Shin Hye, Gong Hyo Jin, and Kim So Eun.

The 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at the AsianWorld-Expo Center in Hong Kong.

Jolin Tsai Taiwan Singer

Posted: March 13, 2012 in Cheap Coach Purses
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Jolin first first broke into the Taiwanese music arena at the age of 18, when she won first place in an MTV singing competition for doing a Whitney Houston song.I wouldn’t say i am big fan of hers, but i like some of her work. Jolin is extremely popular not only Taiwan and China, but she has also seen great success in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia, as well as having a strong fan base in the United States.

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Though Tsai was introverted and shy as a child, she studied English intensively during her youth and eventually majored in English Literature at Fu Jen Catholic University. During her childhood years, Tsai developed an interest in singing and experimented with different vocal techniques after listening to the songs of popular female singers such as Teresa Teng and Faye Wong.

During the two years she faced conflicts with her recording company Universal Music before signing with Sony Music Entertainment (Taiwan), she pursued an acting career. She debuted in the soap series with actor Show Luo. The series about a female worker enduring the taboo of dating her own superior in the office became a huge hit that allowed Tsai’s fans to follow her amid her time off singing. Since her acting debut, Tsai continues to pursue her acting career by filming music videos on the side. In an interview, she stated that after her music career is over, she hopes to make movies full time, learn more about filming, and act in movies.

Jolin Tsai is a Taiwan pop diva and model. Jolin made her first debut in 1999 with first album “Jolin 1019”. She won a lot of awards such as the most famous new singer from Channel V, The most talent new singer from SET, etc. So she was called as “Teenage Boy Killer”. The fist album was sold over 400,000. She was packaged as “The Girl Next Door.” In April, 2000, she released her second album named “Don’t Stop”. The popularity of this album was higher than the 1st one, it sold over 450,000. She also released her first photobook with pictures mainly taken in Hawaii.

After the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, Tsai was one of the first few artists to contribute to the Earthquake Relief Fund. She, together with Jay Chou, S.H.E, Jiang Hui and over 100 celebrities appeared in the “Send Out Your Love” fundraising disaster relief show on the 18th of May to help raise more funds to help the victims.

Known as the Britney Spears of Taiwan, Jolin Tsai is undoubtedly one of the most successful and popular singer on the Taiwanese music scene.

The great majority of Chopin’s compositions were written for the piano as solo instrument; all of his extant works feature the piano in one way or another. Chopin, according to Arthur Hedley, “had the rare gift of a very personal melody, expressive of heart-felt emotion, and his music is penetrated by a poetic feeling that has an almost universal appeal…. Present-day evaluation places him among the immortals of music by reason of his insight into the secret places of the heart and because of his awareness of the magical new sonorities to be drawn from the piano.”

It is very difficult to characterise Chopin’s oeuvre briefly. Robert Schumann, speaking of Chopin’s Sonata in B-flat minor, wrote that “he alone begins and ends a work like this: with dissonances, through dissonances, and in dissonances,” and in Chopin’s music he discerned “cannon concealed amid blossoms.” Franz Liszt, in the opening of his biography about Chopin (Life of Chopin), termed him a “gentle, harmonious genius.” Thus disparate have been the views on Chopin’s music. The first systematic, if imperfect, study of Chopin’s style came in F. P. Laurencin’s 1861 Die Harmonik der Neuzeit. Laurencin concluded that “Chopin is one of the most brilliant exceptional natures that have ever stridden onto the stage of history and life, he is one who can never be exhausted nor stand before a void. Chopin is the musical progone of all progones until now.”

According to Tad Szulc, though technically demanding, Chopin’s works emphasize nuance and expressive depth rather than sheer virtuosity. Vladimir Horowitz referred to Chopin as “the only truly great composer for the piano.”

Chopin’s music for the piano combined a unique rhythmic sense (particularly his use of rubato), frequent use of chromaticism, and counterpoint. This mixture produces a particularly fragile sound in the melody and the harmony, which are nonetheless underpinned by solid and interesting harmonic techniques. He took the new salon genre of the nocturne, invented by Irish composer John Field, to a deeper level of sophistication. Three of Chopin’s twenty-one Nocturnes were published only after his death in 1849, contrary to his wishes. He also endowed popular dance forms, such as the Polish mazurek and the Viennese Waltz, with a greater range of melody and expression.

Chopin’s mazurkas, while based somewhat on the traditional Polish dance (the mazurek), were different from the traditional variety in that they were suitable for concerts halls as well as dance settings. With his mazurkas, Chopin brought a new sense of nationalism, which was an idea that other composers writing both at the same time as, and after, Chopin would also incorporate into their compositions. Chopin’s nationalism was a great influence and inspiration for many other composers, especially Eastern Europeans, and he was one of the first composers to clearly express nationalism through his music. Furthermore, he was the first composer to take a national genre of music from his home country and transform it into a genre worthy of the general concert-going public, thereby creating an entirely new genre.

Chopin was the first to write ballades and scherzi as individual pieces. He also took the example of Bach’s preludes and fugues, transforming the genre in his own Préludes.

Further information: Nocturnes (Chopin), Preludes (Chopin), and Études (Chopin)
Chopin reinvented the étude, expanding on the idea and making it into a gorgeous, eloquent and emotional showpiece. He also used his Études to teach his own revolutionary style,[14] for instance playing with the weak fingers (3, 4, and 5) in fast figures (Op. 10, No. 2), playing in octaves (Op 25, No.10) and playing black keys with the thumb (Op. 10, No. 5).

Honey, Honey …

Posted: November 7, 2011 in Cheap Coach Purses
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“Honey, Honey” is a song by the Swedish pop group ABBA. It was released as the second single from their second studio album, Waterloo, after the success of the title track winning the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest.

“Honey, Honey” was written by Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Stig Anderson, with shared vocals by Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. As well as the English version, ABBA also recorded “Honey, Honey” in Swedish on January 30, 1974 at Metronome Studio, Stockholm.

This was the last official recording by the group in their own language, and was released as the B-side of the Swedish “Waterloo” single. In its English format, “Honey, Honey” was released with “King Kong Song” as the B-side.

“Honey, Honey” was released in several European countries, the United States, Australia & New Zealand, but not in the UK. ABBA’s British record label, Epic Records, decided to release a remixed version of “Ring Ring”. But this single only reached No.32, so, instead, a cover version of “Honey, Honey” was recorded by the act Sweet Dreams, featuring vocalist Polly Brown, promptly hitting the UK top 10.

“Honey, Honey” spent 4 months in the top 5 in West Germany and also reached the top 5 in Austria, Spain and Switzerland. In the United States, “Honey, Honey” was moderately successful compared to the group’s later singles. It reached No.27 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts; the 1st ABBA single to reach the AC chart.

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Posted: November 7, 2011 in Cheap Coach Purses

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Peter Gene Hernandez (born October 8, 1985 in Waikiki, Hawaii), better known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is a Filipino-Puerto Rican American singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist signed to Atlantic Records. He is most well known for his hit Just The Way You Are, which went #1 in 9 countries in 2010. He is also known for singing/co-writing the hooks for the #1 hit Nothin’ On You by B.o.B, and Billionaire by Travie McCoy; he also co-wrote the international hits Right Round by Flo Rida and Wavin’ Flag by K’NAAN.

After the success of the songs he featured on, Mars released his debut EP, It’s Better If You Don’t Understand, in May 2010.

He then released his debut album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, on October 5th, which features special guest appearances from B.o.B, Cee-Lo Green, and Damian Marley. The lead single, Just the Way You Are, was released on July 19, 2010. The second single off the album, Grenade, was released on September 2010 as a promotional single but was eventually shifted to official second single. The It Will Rain Songfacts reports that in 2011 he recorded “It Will Rain,” the lead single from the soundtrack to the movie The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1. It was released exclusively on iTunes September 27, 2011.

Bruno Mars was born and raised in the Waikiki neighborhood of Honolulu, Hawaii by parents Pete and Bernadette “Bernie” Hernandez, of Puerto Rican and Filipino descent.