When you think about some of the most soulful singers that we’ve seen over the past couple of years, it would be foolish to exclude British singers Amy Winehouse and Adele from the list. Forget their contributions to the “blue-eyed soul” movement; these girls can BLOW, period. What is even more scandalous is that both Winehouse and Adele bring more soul and raw emotion than today’s top American R&B singers.
As graduates of the school of legendary singers Etta James, Lauryn Hill and Mary J. Blige, both singers transcend geographic barriers with their vulnerable songs of heartbreak, inner-turmoil and depression that people all over the globe have clutched on to. But when the two are compared, which English chanteuse reigns supreme?
As I am one who appreciates those that strive to inspire and let their artistic integrity reign supreme, what I am not fond of is an album cover that tries so desperately to be powerful. From the font which screams Wild Wild West, the mind puzzling stripes, the make-up, the styling ,and that lifeless expression-it all comes together to create what could be Chrisette Michele’s worst career move yet.
*dramatics aside*somebody needs to explain why this is?? She’s such a talent, such a voice and a unique presence, yet she continues to do a disservice to herself both musically and image-wise.
The LOUD one graces the cover of UK’s Marie Claire December issue. As Rihanna is on the brink of yet another album release, she will be appearing on many a covers I’m sure. Well if this is any indication of the whats to come I’ll be anticipating each and every cover.
Rihanna appears ultra sultry, soft, and feminine yet still maintains her edge all in the eyes. The styling is more safe and vibrant than Rihanna usually goes for, but with a new album comes a new image of course.
2010 was not only the beginning of a new decade, but also a time that has birthed an explosion of young new talent. Just when pop music surrendered to monotony and an overwhelming over-emphasis on commercial success, these hungry youngsters may save the day.
After Soul brought this amazing clip to my attention, it has become a daily staple. Taken from the most recent season of BET’s hit gospel series Sunday Best, LeAndria Johnson’s dynamic performance of the classic “Running Back To You” can be appreciated by believers and non-believers alike. Johnson’s monstrous and multi-faceted voice convey the power and emotion behind the lyrics perfectly. If you are need of encouragement or empowerment, this is for you.
Imagine what a complete album of this would be like..
In 2006, music icon Mariah Carey showed the world what getting up when you fall is all about. Plagued by the commercial and critical failure of Glitter and tabloid reports that the diva had gone insane, Mimi pulled a move none of us saw coming.
Obviously Cassie looks AMAZING. The fur, dress, belt, and bondage inspired wedges all come together perfectly and yet again Cassie appears as we have come to expect these days-flawless. That green coloring on the shoulders is everything. It takes this outfit to orbit.
BTW she was attending Kim Kardashian’s party, she clearly showed her up…
Just because I love Sasha Pivovarova. Her face and her eyes are among the most striking of all models. This spread is all about refined glamour. The overall simplistic tone allows the beauty of the clothes to come through and the precision of the bob takes this spread to the next level.
For those unaware, Mark Ronson is an artist, musician, DJ, and style ICON. He also happens to be a brilliant producer. Such that he is the mastermind behind Amy Winehouse’s Back To BLack LP.Upon seeing this look, I felt it was the perfect time for introductions.
Rachel Zoe, O’how I love thou; The blogosphere and media alike are all a buzz with the speculation that the stylist extraordinaire is expecting. Rachel Zoe with child-can you imagine??? Well if the speculation is indeed true, then what’s to come of The Rachel Zoe Project. That’s all I’m concerned about. I need this show, it’s bad enough it’s only like 9 episodes per season. With that said I’d literally die to see Rachel Zoe with a protruding belly. Flyest pregnant chic for sure.