Scarless is a song by Australian recording artist Paulini. It was written by Paulini, Thanh Bui and Alfred Tuohey, the song serves as Paulinis debut release with Australian independent music publishing and record label Albert Music. Lyrically, Scarless is about an abusive relationship Paulini had in 2006 with Australian rugby league footballer Wes Naiqama. The song was released digitally on 13 November 2009, to raise awareness for White Ribbon Day. It peaked at number 18 on the AIR Singles Chart, an accompanying music video was directed by Ross Wood. Scarless was written by Paulini, Thanh Bui and Alfred Tuohey, the song is about a long-term abusive relationship Paulini had in 2006 with Australian rugby league footballer Wes Naiqama. In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Paulini said Ive never spoken about it because really and it was difficult for me to talk about because not only was I going through it, my family and friends were, too. I wasnt strong enough like I am now, if you read the lyrics, you will know exactly what the song is about and how hard it was for me.
Scarless was released digitally on 13 November 2009, to raise awareness for White Ribbon Day. The accompanying music video for Scarless was directed by Ross Wood, the video displays scenes of Paulini reminiscing about the time her boyfriend trashed her hotel room
In music, a single or record single is a type of release, typically a song recording of fewer tracks than an LP record, an album or an EP record. This can be released for sale to the public in a variety of different formats, in most cases, a single is a song that is released separately from an album, although it usually appears on an album. Typically, these are the songs from albums that are released separately for promotional uses such as digital download or commercial radio airplay and are expected to be the most popular, in other cases a recording released as a single may not appear on an album. As digital downloading and audio streaming have become prevalent, it is often possible for every track on an album to be available separately. Nevertheless, the concept of a single for an album has been retained as an identification of a heavily promoted or more popular song within an album collection. Despite being referred to as a single, singles can include up to as many as three tracks on them.
The biggest digital music distributor, iTunes, accepts as many as three tracks less than ten minutes each as a single, as well as popular music player Spotify following in this trend. Any more than three tracks on a release or longer than thirty minutes in total running time is either an Extended Play or if over six tracks long. The basic specifications of the single were made in the late 19th century. Gramophone discs were manufactured with a range of speeds and in several sizes. By about 1910, the 10-inch,78 rpm shellac disc had become the most commonly used format, the inherent technical limitations of the gramophone disc defined the standard format for commercial recordings in the early 20th century.26 rpm. With these factors applied to the 10-inch format and performers increasingly tailored their output to fit the new medium, the breakthrough came with Bob Dylans Like a Rolling Stone. Singles have been issued in various formats, including 7-inch, 10-inch, less common, formats include singles on digital compact cassette, DVD, and LD, as well as many non-standard sizes of vinyl disc.
Some artist release singles on records, a more common in musical subcultures. The most common form of the single is the 45 or 7-inch. The names are derived from its speed,45 rpm. The 7-inch 45 rpm record was released 31 March 1949 by RCA Victor as a smaller, more durable, the first 45 rpm records were monaural, with recordings on both sides of the disc. As stereo recordings became popular in the 1960s, almost all 45 rpm records were produced in stereo by the early 1970s
Polydor is a British record label and company, that operates as part of Universal Music Group. It has a relationship with Universals Interscope Geffen A&M label. In turn, Polydor distributes Interscope releases in the United Kingdom, Polydor Records Ltd. was established in London in 1954 as a British subsidiary of German company Deutsche Grammophon GmbH. The Polydor label was founded on 2 April 1913 by German Polyphon-Musikwerke AG in Leipzig, during World War I on 24 April 1917, Polyphon-Musikwerke AG acquired the German Deutsche Grammophon-Aktiengesellschaft record plant and company from the German government. The German state was taken over Grammophon and the British holdings as enemies property during World War I, Polydor was originally an independent branch of the Polyphon-Grammophon-Konzern group. It was used as a label since 1924. The British and German branches of the Gramophone Company were so departed during World War I, in turn, Deutsche Grammophon records exported from Germany were released on the Polyphon Musik and Polydor labels.
The new foreign branches were founded for example into Austria, Sweden, Polydor became a popular music label in 1946, while the new Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft label was to become a classical music label in 1949. The previously used label, was disbanded, DGG gave, with an agreement dated 5 July 1949, an exclusive license from 1 July 1951 to use the Nipper-dog with gramophone to the original owners company Electrola, the German branch of EMI. In 1970, Polydor acquired the Hong Kong-based Diamond Records, which had owned and founded by the local Portuguese merchant Ren da Silva in the late 1950s. In 1972, The Grammophon-Philips Group reorganized to create PolyGram, the Polydor label continued to run as a subsidiary label under the new company. The name PolyGram is a portmanteau of Polydor and PhonoGram, into the 1980s, Polydor continued to do respectable business, in spite of becoming increasingly overshadowed by its PolyGram sister label Mercury Records. Polydor took over management of British Deccas pop catalog, A&R manager Frank Neilson was able to score a major top ten hit in March 1981 for the label with Do The Hucklebuck by Coast to Coast as well as signing Ian Dury and Billy Fury to the company.
In 1984, the name was parodied in the rockumentary film This Is Spinal Tap. By the early 1990s, Polydor had begun to underperform, in 1994, as Island Records recovered from its sales slump, PolyGram dissolved most of PLG into it. Meanwhile, Polydor Records and Atlas Records merged, briefly called Polydor/Atlas, in 1995, Polydor/Atlas became simply Polydor Records again. Over the next few years, Polydor tried to keep itself afloat with new artist signings, new releases, in 1998, PolyGram was purchased by Seagram and absorbed into its Universal Music Group. Today, in America, the Polydor Records name and logo is used on reissues of older material from its 1960s and 1970s heyday
Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest
Denmark has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 45 times since its debut in 1957. Having competed in ten consecutive contests until 1966, Denmark was absent for eleven consecutive contests from 1967-1977, since 1978, they have been absent from only four contests. Denmark has won the contest three times, the Danish qualifying competition for the contest is the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix. Birthe Wilke and Gustav Winckler placed third at the countrys first attempt in 1957, Denmark won the contest for the first time in 1963 with the song Dansevise performed by Grethe & Jørgen Ingmann. The country would not return to the top five for over twenty years, Hot Eyes finished third in 1988, as did Birthe Kjær in 1989. In the 1990s, due to performances in the previous years. They did make the top ten three times, with Aud Wilkens fifth place in 1995 being Denmarks only top five result of the decade, the second Danish victory came in 2000, with the Olsen Brothers defying the odds to win with Fly on the Wings of Love.
In 2001, as hosts, Denmark finished second with Never Ever Let You Go performed by Rollo & King, in 2002, Malene Mortensen became the first Danish entry to finish last. Denmark were absent from the 2003 contest, in 2005, Copenhagen hosted Congratulations,50 Years of the Eurovision Song Contest, an event to commemorate the 50th anniversary. Denmark achieved its best result for nine years at the 2010 contest, a Friend in London finished fifth in 2011. Denmark won the contest for the time in 2013, with Only Teardrops performed by Emmelie de Forest receiving Denmarks highest ever score with 281 points. Denmark has placed in the top five a total of 14 times and has a score of 65.261 points. Denmark first participated at the Eurovision Song Contest 1957, held in Frankfurt, the country had intended to compete at the first contest in 1956, but had submitted its application past the deadline and was, not allowed to compete. Denmark was the first Nordic country to take part in the contest, with Sweden, iceland, did not take part until 1986.
Denmarks first participants were Birthe Wilke and Gustav Winckler, who sang the song Skibet skal sejle i nat and their performance was controversial as, at the end of the song, the couple performed an 11-second kiss, which caused outcry in some countries. Nevertheless, the performance achieved a respectable 3rd place, Denmark won the contest for the first time in 1963, when Grethe and Jørgen Ingmann sang Dansevise. When Norway announced its votes, the presenter Katie Boyle could not hear the spokesperson, the final result was valid and the victory went to Denmark. Accordingly, in 1964, the contest was held in Denmark for the first time, after the 1966 contest and a record low 14th place, Denmark withdrew from the contest, as DR´s new head of entertainment Niels Jørgen Kaiser did not view the contest as being quality entertainment
Afrikaans is a West Germanic language spoken in South Africa, Namibia and, to a lesser extent and Zimbabwe. Hence, it is a language of Dutch, and was previously referred to as Cape Dutch or kitchen Dutch. Although, it is described as a creole, a partially creolised language the least. The term is derived from Dutch Afrikaans-Hollands meaning African Dutch. It is the first language of most of the Afrikaner and Coloured people of Southern Africa, differences with Dutch often lie in the more analytic morphology and grammar of Afrikaans, and a spelling that expresses Afrikaans pronunciation rather than standard Dutch. There is a degree of mutual intelligibility between the two languages—especially in written form. With about 7 million native speakers in South Africa, or 13. 5% of the population and it has the widest geographical and racial distribution of all the eleven official languages of South Africa, and is widely spoken and understood as a second or third language. About 1. 5% of black South Africans speak it as their first language, large numbers of speakers of Bantu languages and English-speaking South Africans speak it as their second language.
It is taught in schools, with about 10.3 million second-language students and it, along with German, was among the official languages of Namibia until the country became independent in 1990, 25% of the population of Windhoek spoke Afrikaans at home. Both Afrikaans and German survive as recognised regional languages in the country, estimates of the total number of Afrikaans speakers range between 15 and 23 million. The Afrikaans language arose in the Dutch Cape Colony, through a gradual divergence from European Dutch dialects, there is a degree of mutual intelligibility between the two languages, particularly in written form. Nevertheless, Dutch speakers are confronted with fewer non-cognates when listening to Afrikaans than the way round. Mutual intelligibility thus tends to be asymmetrical, as it is easier for Dutch speakers to understand Afrikaans than for Afrikaans speakers to understand Dutch, in general, mutual intelligibility between Dutch and Afrikaans is better than between Dutch and Frisian or between Danish and Swedish.
The workers and slaves who contributed to the development of Afrikaans were Asians and Malagasys, as well as the Khoi and Bantu peoples who lived in the area. African creole people in the early 18th century — documented on the cases of Hendrik Bibault, Only much in the second half of the 19th century did the Boers adopt this attribution, too. The Khoi and mixed-race groups became collectively referred to as Coloureds, beginning in about 1815, Afrikaans started to replace Malay as the language of instruction in Muslim schools in South Africa, written with the Arabic alphabet, see Arabic Afrikaans. Later, now written with the Latin alphabet, started to appear in newspapers and political, in 1925, Afrikaans was recognised by the South African government as a real language, rather than simply a slang version of Dutch proper. Before the Boer Wars, and indeed for some time afterwards, Afrikaans was described derogatorily as ‘a kitchen language’ or as ‘a bastard jargon, suitable for communication mainly between the Boers and their servants
Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States and United Kingdom during the mid 1950s. The terms popular music and pop music are used interchangeably, although the former describes all music that is popular. Pop and rock were synonymous terms until the late 1960s, when they were used in opposition from each other. Although pop music is seen as just the singles charts, it is not the sum of all chart music. Pop music is eclectic, and often borrows elements from other such as urban, rock, Latin. Identifying factors include generally short to medium-length songs written in a format, as well as the common use of repeated choruses, melodic tunes. David Hatch and Stephen Millward define pop music as a body of music which is distinguishable from popular, according to Pete Seeger, pop music is professional music which draws upon both folk music and fine arts music. Although pop music is seen as just the singles charts, it is not the sum of all chart music, the music charts contain songs from a variety of sources, including classical, jazz and novelty songs.
Pop music, as a genre, is seen as existing and developing separately, pop music continuously evolves along with the terms definition. The term pop song was first recorded as being used in 1926, Hatch and Millward indicate that many events in the history of recording in the 1920s can be seen as the birth of the modern pop music industry, including in country and hillbilly music. The Oxford Dictionary of Music states that while pops earlier meaning meant concerts appealing to a wide audience. Since the late 1950s, pop has had the meaning of non-classical mus, usually in the form of songs, performed by such artists as the Beatles. Grove Music Online states that, in the early 1960s pop music competed terminologically with beat music, while in the USA its coverage overlapped with that of rock and roll. From about 1967, the term was used in opposition to the term rock music. Whereas rock aspired to authenticity and an expansion of the possibilities of music, pop was more commercial, ephemeral. It is not driven by any significant ambition except profit and commercial reward, and, in musical terms, it is essentially conservative.
It is, provided from on high rather than being made from below, pop is not a do-it-yourself music but is professionally produced and packaged. The beat and the melodies tend to be simple, with limited harmonic accompaniment, the lyrics of modern pop songs typically focus on simple themes – often love and romantic relationships – although there are notable exceptions
Duet (Ronan Keating album)
Duet is the seventh studio album by Irish singer-songwriter and Boyzone frontman Ronan Keating. It was produced by Greg Wells and features collaborations with Australian, New Zealand and it was released only in Australia and New Zealand on 12 November 2010. Keating always held a special fondness for Australia and New Zealand, Keating explained I have an amazing relationship with Australia and New Zealand. You have welcomed me with open arms and made me feel like one of your own, I thought I would put an album together especially for you. On this record I have had the chance to work some of your best. The majority of the album was produced by Greg Wells and was recorded in Sydneys Studios 301, the album included collaborations with international artists Cat Stevens, Lulu, LeAnn Rimes and Elton John, all of which had been previously released. So far the album has received positive reviews, Australian reviewer Cameron Adams of Herald Sun gave the album a 3 out of 5 stars
Ryan Frank Cabrera is an American singer-songwriter and musician. Cabrera began as a singer for the Dallas band Rubix Groove before pursuing his solo career. Following the 2001 release of independent album Elm St. he released his first major-label album, Take It All Away, earlier in the year, Cabrera had become known for his up-tempo pop-rock single On the Way Down. On the Way Down was followed by Cabreras second single, Cabrera was born in Dallas, Texas. Cabrera played in the band Rubix Groove, which opened for artists like Cheap Trick, Cabrera composed three songs that impressed a studio engineer, who let Cabrera record a full-length album, Elm St. for free at Deep Ellum Studios. Cabrera was signed to Atlantic Records in 2001 and his major debut single On the Way Down debuted on American radio in May 2004. On the Way Down peaked at number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Take It All Away was released on August 17,2004, at eight on the Billboard 200 album chart and sold over 66,000 copies in its first week.
John Rzeznik, lead singer of the Goo Goo Dolls, produced Take It All Away, the second single was True, whose music video featured Taylor Cole, an actress from the TV show Summerland. The third single was 40 Kinds of Sadness, Cabrera appeared on the Son of the Mask soundtrack with the song Inside Your Mind and the Fantastic Four soundtrack with the song Always Come Back To You. Cabrera has starred in a film, Live at the Wiltern. Cabreras second album, You Stand Watching, was released on September 20,2005, Cabreras relationship with Ashlee Simpson inspired Photo. Several songs were co-written with singer/songwriter Andrew Ripp and you Stand Watching debuted at #24 on the Billboard 200 and sold around 37,000 in its first week and eventually got certified gold. In 2006, Cabrera released the single I Will Remember You, the song was used soon thereafter as the closing montage for the series finale of Will & Grace. Soon after, the song was used to send off the contestants on the 3rd season of So You Think You Can Dance.
He added a version of the song at the end of his third album. The Moon Under Water was released on May 13,2008, under Frolic Room Records/ Papa Joe Records and it released two singles and Enemies. On July 3,2012 Cabrera released a new song called Home, on August 2, he released another single called I See Love on iTunes, where it reached #83 on the top 100
Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus
Hannah Montana 2, Meet Miley Cyrus is a double album released on June 26,2007 by Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records. The first disc serves as the album for the second season of the television series Hannah Montana. All twenty tracks are performed by Cyrus, although the first disc is credited to her character Hannah Montana. In the vein of the original soundtrack Hannah Montana, The lyrical themes revolve largely around girl power, teen romance, the album charted well on national record charts throughout Europe and Oceania, appearing in the top-twenty in several countries. It received a certification in Canada, single-platinum certifications in Australia and Sweden, and gold certifications in Mexico, Spain. As of April 2016, the managed to sell 9.8 millions copies worldwide. Nobodys Perfect was released as the single from Hannah Montana 2 on May 15,2007. The track peaked at number 27 on the US Billboard Hot 100, see You Again was released as the lead single from Meet Miley Cyrus. It reached number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Cyrus first single to enter the top ten on the chart and its follow-up single Start All Over peaked at number 68 in the United States.
The soundtrack was further promoted with Cyrus headlining Best of Both Worlds Tour, the following month, it was reported that an accompanying soundtrack and Cyrus debut studio album had both begun production, the latter of which was scheduled to be released in early 2007. The first soundtrack Hannah Montana debuted at one with first-week sales of 286,000 copies. In the series, Cyrus portrays the character Miley Stewart, a teenager who lives the secret life as the pop star Hannah Montana. By comparison, Cyrus described material used during the season as more speaking out to the fans. Heather Phares from AllMusic described Cyrus vocals on her personal tracks as being lower and throatier with more organic, throughout the record, Kathi Kamen Goldmark from Common Sense Media noted the inclusion of positive, self-empowering messages for tween girls. Hannah Montana 2 continued to discuss Cyrus double life on the program, notably in the tracks Rock Star, friendships are addressed during Right Here, You and Me Together, and True Friend.
The songs Nobodys Perfect, Make Some Noise, and Lifes What You Make It discuss maintaining an optimistic outlook in life, Meet Miley Cyrus explored more serious objects including teen romances. Its closing track I Miss You is a dedication to Cyrus late grandfather, Hannah Montana 2 was reissued as a two-disc special edition subtitled the Rock Star Edition. It included a remix of the track We Got the Party with the Jonas Brothers, a version of One in a Million
She subsequently signed a recording contract with Sony BMG until 2009, when she signed with Independent record label Albert Music. The single earned Paulini an ARIA Music Award nomination for Highest Selling Single and her debut studio album One Determined Heart, debuted at number one on the ARIA Albums Chart, where it remained for two consecutive weeks. The album was certified platinum by the ARIA. Paulini earned ARIA No.1 Chart Awards for both Angel Eyes and One Determined Heart, in 2006, Paulini released her second studio album, which included the singles Rough Day and So Over You. The album reached number 72 on the ARIA Albums Chart, failing to achieve the success of her debut album. Superwoman earned Paulini two nominations at the 2007 Urban Music Awards for Best R&B Album and Best Female Artist, during 2006, Paulini became a member of Australian all-girl pop group Young Divas. The group disbanded in 2008, with all resuming their solo careers. In November 2009, Paulini released a charity single titled, Scarless, to raise awareness.
In November 2010, she collaborated with Irish singer Ronan Keating on the single Believe Again, Paulini made her acting debut in the television film Sisters of War. Since signing with Albert Music in 2009, Paulini has written songs for artists in Europe. Her third studio album Come Alive was released in May 2015, the album was preceded by the singles Air It All Out and By My Side. Born in Fiji in 1982, Pauline Curuenavuli moved to Sydney with her family when she was four years old, at six years of age, she was already singing in her local choir. In 1990 Paulines brother was shot and killed during a robbery incident, in 1997, she was placed into a talent development program at her high school, Bankstown Girls High School. Pauline entered the talent contest StarStruck, winning the contest. Following the show, Pauline recorded a track, When You Believe for the programs CD, with the involvement of her high-school music department, Pauline was a participant on ABCs live Schools Spectacular concerts.
In 2001, she formed a band called MIXX, which included her two sisters, Sereima Curuenavuli and Litia Curuenavuli, at the same time she began cutting demos as a solo artist. In 2003, Pauline was invited by the South Pacific Games team in Fiji to open their competition and she recorded the shows anthem, Many Rhythms, One Love, for the Games official album, The Pacific at Its Best. During this time, Paulini auditioned for the first season of Australian Idol and she earned praise from the judges for performing songs by Aretha Franklin, Barbra Streisand, Thelma Houston, and Toni Braxton
Heinz Carl Heinrich Winckler was the winner of the first series of South African Idols and is an actor. Born the eldest of three children in Stellenbosch, South Africa, he went on to law at Stellenbosch University. After winning the Idols competition in June 2002, he discontinued his studies to devote time to a music career, Idols was the South African version of the British Pop Idol show, and was presented as a talent search competition with successive elimination rounds narrowing the number of contestants. Throughout the show, Winckler was referred to as Hunky Heinz because of his good looks and he was nominated for two South African Music Awards, including best single for Once In A Lifetime and best pop album for One Step Closer. In 2003, with the inaugural World Idol competition, Winckler came fourth behind Belgiums Peter Evrard, the U. S. s Kelly Clarkson and his second album, Come Alive, was released via BMG, and features more ballads and rhythmic songs. It includes the singles Cant Lose With You and Thank You, included are songs written by himself, Drowning Me is a track co-written by him.
He performed Chasing Shadows, the song for the South African release of the Disney movie Treasure Planet. Heinz married Alette De Klerk on 25 September 2006 in South Africa and they welcomed a son, Lian Theo Winckler, on 23 May 2010 at 7, 25am. On 20 April 2012, their son, Simeon Carl Winckler was born at 6. Reuben Jacques Winckler was born on 15 March 2014 at 7, in 2006, Heinz returned to the recording studio. He has just finished recording his third album titled Moment of Truth and is due for release in September,2006. The album contains songs,1. Dont Know What Im Feeling 7, I Do He has twice appeared on the music game show Noot vir Noot as a guest artist, in seasons 36 and 39. He appeared as a coach on the Afrikaans music reality show Supersterre, in 2015, Winckler starred in the romantic comedy Mooirivier playing a singer performing at an Easter music festival