Mark Sayers McGrath is an American singer, the lead vocalist of the rock band Sugar Ray. McGrath is known for his work as a co-host of Extra, he was the host of Don't Forget the Lyrics! in 2010. McGrath hosted the second season of the TV show Killer Karaoke, taking the place of Jackass star Steve-O. In 2018, McGrath was cast to compete in the first American season of Celebrity Big Brother, in which he made it to finale night, but was eliminated in the final eviction prior to the final two. McGrath Rodney Sheppard, Murphy Karges, Stan Frazier and Craig "DJ Homicide" Bullock formed Sugar Ray in Orange County, California in 1992. In 1994 the band signed with Atlantic Records, their first success came in 1997 with the song "Fly". McGrath's personal popularity soared as he appeared on such national magazine covers as those of Rolling Stone and Spin, he made numerous appearances on MTV, VH1, various talk and awards shows. People magazine named him the "Sexiest Rocker" of 1998. McGrath contributed the track "Reaching Out" on Strait Up, a tribute album to late vocalist James Lynn Strait, for whom he has a dedication tattoo to memorialize.
He appeared in the video of "Angel's Son," another song written for the album and performed with the band during their appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. In 2012, McGrath along with Everclear's Art Alexakis organized the SummerLand Tour, which consisted of Sugar Ray, Lit, Marcy Playground and Gin Blossoms. McGrath and Alexakis decided to split ways in 2013, McGrath formed the "Under the Sun Tour" with Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth, Gin Blossoms, Vertical Horizon, Fastball, he appeared in Smashing Pumpkins Silvery Sometimes video, released in October 2018. Lemonade and Brownies Floored 14:59 Sugar Ray In the Pursuit of Leisure Music for Cougars Summertime's Coming McGrath began his work as co-host of the Extra television show on September 13, 2004 after a producer had noticed his work hosting various VH1 and MTV programs and asked him to join. McGrath left the show in July 2008 to focus on his music career, he served as a guest judge for American Idol auditions that were aired in early 2005.
McGrath received the part of Dex Lawson on The WB show Charmed in 2005, but he turned it down due to scheduling conflicts, he was replaced by Jason Lewis. McGrath was the host of Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll and Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious. McGrath is a 3-time Champion of Rock & Roll Jeopardy! on VH1. In the Finals he won against Dave Mustaine of Gary Dell ` Abate of The Howard Stern Show, he performed as himself with Sugar Ray in the 2002 Scooby-Doo movie, starring Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar. McGrath began hosting the syndicated version of Don't Forget the Lyrics in September 2010, he appeared on The Celebrity Apprentice Season 4 which premiered in March 2011, where he was fired in week six and finished in tenth place. He performed along with his band Sugar Ray in an episode of Las Vegas, Season 1 Episode 19. In 2013, he appeared on the penultimate episode of The Office. McGrath continued his TV appearances in 2014 and 2015 by guest starring on The Neighbors and Workaholics.
McGrath hosted truTv's Killer Karaoke and starring in Sharknado 2: The Second One. In 2016, he appeared in the pilot episode of Lady Dynamite portraying himself. In 2018, he was announced as one of the eleven houseguests to be competing on the first American edition of Celebrity Big Brother, he finished in 3rd place, tied with Ariadna Gutiérrez. McGrath appeared in the second season as a special guest. McGrath was born in Connecticut, his family moved from Connecticut to California when he was eight years old. He attended Corona Del Mar High School in Newport Beach and the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, he married beautician Carin Kingsland on September 24, 2012. The couple were engaged on New Year's Eve 2009 after 16 years of on-and-off dating. McGrath and Kingsland are parents to twins Lydon Edward and Hartley Grace, born on April 29, 2010. Mark McGrath on IMDb Official website
In the music industry, a single is a type of release a song recording of fewer tracks than an LP record or an album. This can be released for sale to the public in a variety of different formats. In most cases, a single is a song, released separately from an album, although it also appears on an album; 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. Despite being referred to as a single, singles can include up to as many as three tracks; the biggest digital music distributor, iTunes Store, accepts as many as three tracks less than ten minutes each as a single, as does popular music player Spotify. Any more than three tracks on a musical release or thirty minutes in total running time is either an extended play or, if over six tracks long, an album; when mainstream music was purchased via vinyl records, singles would be released double-sided.
That is to say, they were released with an A-side and B-side, on which two singles would be released, one on each side. Moreover, only the most popular songs from a released album would be released as a single. In more contemporary forms of music consumption, artists release most, if not all, of the tracks on an album as singles; the basic specifications of the music single were set in the late 19th century, when the gramophone record began to supersede phonograph cylinders in commercially produced musical recordings. Gramophone discs were manufactured in several sizes. By about 1910, the 10-inch, 78 rpm shellac disc had become the most used format; the inherent technical limitations of the gramophone disc defined the standard format for commercial recordings in the early 20th century. The crude disc-cutting techniques of the time and the thickness of the needles used on record players limited the number of grooves per inch that could be inscribed on the disc surface, a high rotation speed was necessary to achieve acceptable recording and playback fidelity.
78 rpm was chosen as the standard because of the introduction of the electrically powered, synchronous turntable motor in 1925, which ran at 3600 rpm with a 46:1 gear ratio, resulting in a rotation speed of 78.26 rpm. With these factors applied to the 10-inch format and performers tailored their output to fit the new medium; the 3-minute single remained the standard into the 1960s, when the availability of microgroove recording and improved mastering techniques enabled recording artists to increase the duration of their recorded songs. The breakthrough came with Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone". Although CBS tried to make the record more "radio friendly" by cutting the performance into halves, separating them between the two sides of the vinyl disc, both Dylan and his fans demanded that the full six-minute take be placed on one side, that radio stations play the song in its entirety; as digital downloading and audio streaming have become more prevalent, it has become possible for every track on an album to be available separately.
The concept of a single for an album has been retained as an identification of a more promoted or more popular song within an album collection. The demand for music downloads skyrocketed after the launch of Apple's iTunes Store in January 2001 and the creation of portable music and digital audio players such as the iPod. In September 1997, with the release of Duran Duran's "Electric Barbarella" for paid downloads, Capitol Records became the first major label to sell a digital single from a well-known artist. Geffen Records released Aerosmith's "Head First" digitally for free. In 2004, Recording Industry Association of America introduced digital single certification due to significant sales of digital formats, with Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" becoming RIAA's first platinum digital single. In 2013, RIAA incorporated on-demand streams into the digital single certification. Single sales in the United Kingdom reached an all-time low in January 2005, as the popularity of the compact disc was overtaken by the then-unofficial medium of the music download.
Recognizing this, On 17 April 2005, Official UK Singles Chart added the download format to the existing format of physical CD singles. Gnarls Barkley was the first act to reach No.1 on this chart through downloads alone in April 2006, for their debut single "Crazy", released physically the following week. On 1 January 2007 digital downloads became eligible from the point of release, without the need for an accompanying physical. Sales improved in the following years, reaching a record high in 2008 that still proceeded to be overtaken in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Singles have been issued in various formats, including 7-inch, 10-inch, 12-inch vinyl discs. Other, less common, formats include singles on Digital Compact Cassette, DVD, LD, as well as many non-standard sizes of vinyl disc; the most common form of the vinyl single is the 45 or 7-inch. The names are derived from its play speed, 45 rpm, the standard diameter, 7 inches; the 7-inch 45 rpm record was released 31 March 1949 by RCA Victor as a smaller, more durable and higher-fidelity replacement for the 78 rpm shellac discs.
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Alone Again (Naturally)
"Alone Again" is a song by Irish singer-songwriter Gilbert O'Sullivan. It was released in 1972 at the same time as the album, Back to Front. In total, the single spent six weeks, non-consecutively, at No. 1 on the United States Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Billboard ranked it as the No. 2 song for 1972. In Casey Kasem's American Top 40 of the 1970s, "Alone Again" ranked as the fifth most-popular song of the decade. "Alone Again" spent six weeks at No. 1 on the Easy Listening chart. The track reached No. 3 in the UK Singles Chart. "Alone Again" is an introspective ballad, starting with the singer contemplating suicide after being left at the altar after his bride deserted him, telling about the death of his parents. O'Sullivan has said that the song is not autobiographical, as he did not know his father well, that his father had mistreated his mother, his mother was alive at the time. O'Sullivan commented “Neil Diamond covered "Alone Again" and said he couldn’t believe a 21-year-old wrote it, but for me it was just one song I had written”.
The song is included on O'Sullivan's The Berry Vest of Gilbert O'Sullivan album on the EMI record label. Big Jim Sullivan plays the guitar break in the original recorded version of the song. Grand Upright Music, Ltd v. Warner Bros. Records Inc. 780 F. Supp. 182, was a copyright case heard by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. The case pitted singer/songwriter Gilbert O'Sullivan against rapper Biz Markie after Biz Markie sampled O'Sullivan's song, "Alone Again"; the court ruled. The judgment changed the hip hop music industry, requiring that any future music sampling be preapproved by the original copyright owners to avoid a lawsuit. Many groups recorded Spanish versions of the song. In Mexico, a version by Grupo Santa Cecilia was successful in the'70s, in Venezuela there was another version by the group Los Tres Tristes Tigres. Both versions were titled "Solo otra vez". Andy Williams included the song on his 1972 album Alone Again. Shirley Bassey covered the song on her 1976 album Love and Feelings.
Esther Phillips covered the song on her 1972 album of the same title, released on the Kudu imprint of CTI Records. Nina Simone recorded the song, with new lyrics about the death of her father, on her 1982 album Fodder on My Wings. 58 recorded the song for their 2000 album Diet for a New America. In 2017 the Pet Shop Boys included a version on their album Release: Further Listening 2001-2004, featuring vocals by Elton John. Lazlo Bane covered the song for their 2007 album Guilty Pleasures while Lazlo Bane's frontman Chad Fischer covered the song with alternative lyrics for the 2009 animated film Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs. Small video production company Clay Cow Productions made a music video for Lazlo Bane's version of the song. Har Mar Superstar covers the song in his live shows. Diana Krall and Michael Bublé - for the album Wallflower. Neil Diamond recorded it on his 2010 album of Dreams. Lee So-ra recorded it on Only Love. Lori Cullen recorded it on her 2006 album Calling for Rain. Jonathon Coulton recorded it.
Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Billboard is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries. It publishes pieces involving news, opinion, reviews and style, is known for its music charts, including the Hot 100 and Billboard 200, tracking the most popular songs and albums in different genres, it hosts events, owns a publishing firm, operates several TV shows. Billboard was founded in 1894 by William Donaldson and James Hennegan as a trade publication for bill posters. Donaldson acquired Hennegen's interest in 1900 for $500. In the early years of the 20th century, it covered the entertainment industry, such as circuses and burlesque shows, created a mail service for travelling entertainers. Billboard began focusing more on the music industry as the jukebox and radio became commonplace. Many topics it covered were spun-off into different magazines, including Amusement Business in 1961 to cover outdoor entertainment, so that it could focus on music.
After Donaldson died in 1925, Billboard was passed down to his children and Hennegan's children, until it was sold to private investors in 1985, has since been owned by various parties. The first issue of Billboard was published in Cincinnati, Ohio by William Donaldson and James Hennegan on November 1, 1894, it covered the advertising and bill posting industry, was known as Billboard Advertising. At the time, billboards and paper advertisements placed in public spaces were the primary means of advertising. Donaldson handled editorial and advertising, while Hennegan, who owned Hennegan Printing Co. managed magazine production. The first issues were just eight pages long; the paper had columns like "The Bill Room Gossip" and "The Indefatigable and Tireless Industry of the Bill Poster". A department for agricultural fairs was established in 1896; the title was changed to The Billboard in 1897. After a brief departure over editorial differences, Donaldson purchased Hennegan's interest in the business in 1900 for $500 to save it from bankruptcy.
That May, Donaldson changed it from a monthly to a weekly paper with a greater emphasis on breaking news. He improved editorial quality and opened new offices in New York, San Francisco and Paris, re-focused the magazine on outdoor entertainment such as fairs, circuses and burlesque shows. A section devoted to circuses was introduced in 1900, followed by more prominent coverage of outdoor events in 1901. Billboard covered topics including regulation, a lack of professionalism and new shows, it had a "stage gossip" column covering the private lives of entertainers, a "tent show" section covering traveling shows, a sub-section called "Freaks to order". According to The Seattle Times, Donaldson published news articles "attacking censorship, praising productions exhibiting'good taste' and fighting yellow journalism"; as railroads became more developed, Billboard set up a mail forwarding system for traveling entertainers. The location of an entertainer was tracked in the paper's Routes Ahead column Billboard would receive mail on the star's behalf and publish a notice in its "Letter-Box" column that it has mail for them.
This service was first introduced in 1904, became one of Billboard's largest sources of profit and celebrity connections. By 1914, there were 42,000 people using the service, it was used as the official address of traveling entertainers for draft letters during World War I. In the 1960s, when it was discontinued, Billboard was still processing 1,500 letters per week. In 1920, Donaldson made a controversial move by hiring African-American journalist James Albert Jackson to write a weekly column devoted to African-American performers. According to The Business of Culture: Strategic Perspectives on Entertainment and Media, the column identified discrimination against black performers and helped validate their careers. Jackson was the first black critic at a national magazine with a predominantly white audience. According to his grandson, Donaldson established a policy against identifying performers by their race. Donaldson died in 1925. Billboard's editorial changed focus as technology in recording and playback developed, covering "marvels of modern technology" such as the phonograph, record players, wireless radios.
It began covering coin-operated entertainment machines in 1899, created a dedicated section for them called "Amusement Machines" in March 1932. Billboard began covering the motion picture industry in 1907, but ended up focusing on music due to competition from Variety, it created a radio broadcasting station in the 1920s. The jukebox industry continued to grow through the Great Depression, was advertised in Billboard, which led to more editorial focus on music; the proliferation of the phonograph and radio contributed to its growing music emphasis. Billboard published the first music hit parade on January 4, 1936, introduced a "Record Buying Guide" in January 1939. In 1940, it introduced "Chart Line", which tracked the best-selling records, was followed by a chart for jukebox records in 1944 called Music Box Machine charts. By the 1940s, Billboard was more of a music industry specialist publication; the number of charts it published grew after World War II, due to a growing variety of music interests and genres.
It had eight charts by 1987, covering different genres and formats, 28 charts by 1994. By 1943, Billboard had about 100 employees; the magazine's offices moved to Brighton, Ohio in 1946 to New York City in 1948. A five-column tabloid format was adopted in November 1950 and coated paper was first used in Billboard's print issues in January 1963, allowing for photojournalis
Travis Lazarus "Travie" McCoy is an American rapper and songwriter. He is the co-founder and lead singer of the rap rock band Gym Class Heroes, in addition to having a solo career. McCoy became involved with punk rock scenes as a teenager, he formed the band Gym Class Heroes with childhood friend Matt McGinley, after several line-up changes, the group was signed to Fueled by Ramen, released their debut album. Gym Class Heroes took a three-year hiatus from music; the lead single from the album, "Billionaire" featuring Bruno Mars, peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100, number three on the UK Singles Chart. McCoy is signed to T-Pain's label Nappy Boy Entertainment. McCoy was raised in Geneva, New York, United States, his father is Haitian and his mother is of Irish ancestry. As a child, McCoy was a wheelchair user for four months after a skateboarding accident; when he was 15, McCoy worked in a tattoo parlor as an apprentice, shortly after, he began tattooing his friends. As a teenager, McCoy was a fan of hardcore punk bands such as Snapcase and Earth Crisis, as well as underground rap acts such as Company Flow and the Arsonists.
He says of his musical tastes. I didn’t want to be pigeonholed." McCoy took buses down to Manhattan, New York throughout high school to participate in battle raps at the indie rap club Fat Beats. McCoy played the drums in high school and created a rap group with his father and his brother called "True Life Playas", says of the experience, "It was so bad! The tapes exist somewhere but they'll never be found." In high school, he met future bandmate Matt McGinley in his gym class and the two bonded over a common interest in music, in particular punk rock, indie rock, hip hop. They decided to start a band and played with other musicians until Gym Class Heroes was formed in 1997. After graduating from Geneva High School, McCoy attended art school at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute and majored in fine arts and illustration. However, he dropped out at age 20 to focus on his musical career. At one time, McCoy was working at a tattoo parlor, teaching art at a Boys & Girls Club in the daytime, working at a gas station at night.
He decided opening an art show with his friend. He lived off of the money. Travis made his MTV debut in the summer of 2002, as he appeared on stage at the beach house, winning a standard nationwide MC battle, held on the MTV show Direct Effect. McCoy and drummer Matt McGinley became friends at their local high school's gym class in ninth grade in Geneva, New York, they came together in 1997. The band formed when bassist Ryan Geise and drummer Matt McGinley were performing at a party in an instrumental band with no vocals. McCoy, in attendance at the party, took the microphone onstage and started rapping. A week the group came together and started making music. A prominent opening act for Gym Class Heroes was the critically acclaimed hip-hop group "ModifiedBlockStyle." After the addition of guitarist Disashi Lumumba-Kasongo and bassist Eric Roberts, Gym Class Heroes was signed to Fueled by Ramen and Decaydance Records, Pete Wentz's independent record label. On the label, the band released the gold-selling album As Cruel as School Children.
Since that release, the band's single "Cupid's Chokehold" reached #3 on the UK Singles Chart and #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Clothes Off!!" and "Cookie Jar" peaked at #5 and #6 on the UK Singles Chart. They have collaborated with Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump on numerous occasions, notably for providing backing vocals on the song "Cupid's Chokehold". Stump produced the majority of their album The Quilt, released on September 9, 2008 and peaked at #14 on the U. S. Billboard # 41 on the UK Albums Chart. In 2009, McCoy remixed the Bring Me the Horizon song "Chelsea Smile" for their remixes album, Suicide Season: Cut Up!. McCoy and Gym Class Heroes released a new album, The Papercut Chronicles II, in November 2011. McCoy began a solo career in 2010, he denied rumors that Gym Class Heroes had broken up, asserting that "Since the inception of Gym Class in 1997, every member has had another musical outlet, if not three or four. This is just another one of those." McCoy had prepared to record an introspective album of "sad and somber" acoustic songs reflective of his state of mind following his breakup with Katy Perry and his addiction to painkillers.
However, he decided to scrap his early material and start over, calling the early material "too personal" and saying "I didn't want that to be my first look as a solo artist," comparing the album to Kanye West's 808s & Heartbreak. He relocated to Miami, Florida, to record new material and recover from his addiction, which helped him to create a more upbeat album because he "want to do something positive." McCoy decided to call himself "Travie" instead of Travis. He believes that the new name allows listeners to become "that much closer" to him and to "feel much more comfortable with calling me Travie and being part of the family." In early May 2010, McCoy released the hit single "Billionaire" with Bruno Mars, successful in Europe and the U. S. since its release. McCoy released his first solo album, Lazarus on June 8, 2010, after being in the works for a year and a half, he calls the album "The longest, I think, I've spent on a record in my whole caree
Gilbert O'Sullivan is an Irish-English singer-songwriter, best known for his early 1970s hits "Alone Again", "Clair", "Get Down". Worldwide he has charted 16 top-40 records, including six No. 1 songs, the first of, 1970's "Nothing Rhymed". His most successful recording period was between 1970 and 1980, though he has since recorded ten studio albums up to 2015. Speaking in 2009 he said, "I write pop songs. That's all. I have no interest in just touring, living in the past." The music magazine Record Mirror voted him the top UK male singer of 1972. He has received three Ivor Novello Awards, including “Songwriter of the Year” in 1973. Raymond Edward O'Sullivan was born in Cork Road, Ireland. In 1953, when he was seven, his family moved to London, he attended St. Joseph's and the Swindon College of Art, where he played drums in a band called Rick's Blues, along with Malcolm Mabbett, Keith Ray, founder Rick Davies and where he developed his lifelong interests in music and art. According to a 1972 interview with O'Sullivan, Davies taught him how to play both piano.
Other semi-professional bands he played with while at college include the Prefects. In 1967, O'Sullivan was signed to a five-year contract with April Music, CBS Records' house publishing company, after coming to the attention of the professional manager Stephen Shane, who suggested changing his name from Ray to Gilbert as a play on the name of the operetta composers Gilbert and Sullivan, his songs at the time were avant-garde, drew the interest of Vivian Stanshall and the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, who were interested in recording a couple of them. He was paid an advance of £ 12, he was signed to CBS Records by the A&R manager Mike Smith. After two unsuccessful singles with CBS, "Disappear" and "What Can I Do?", one with the Irish record label Major Minor, "Mr. Moody's Garden", all released under the name "Gilbert", O'Sullivan sent some demo tapes to Gordon Mills, the manager of Tom Jones and Engelbert Humperdinck, whereupon O'Sullivan was signed to Mills' label, MAM Records. O'Sullivan's self-created eye-catching visual image comprised a pudding basin haircut, cloth cap and short trousers.
Mills hated the image, but O'Sullivan insisted on using it until he assumed a more modern'college-like' look in which he wore a sweater bearing a large letter'G'. At the end of 1970, O'Sullivan achieved his first UK Top 10 hit with "Nothing Rhymed", which reached No. 1 in the Netherlands, where it earned O'Sullivan his first gold disc. Subsequent hits followed including "Underneath The Blanket Go", "We Will" and "No Matter How I Try", the latter being named "Best Ballad or Romantic Song" at the 17th Ivor Novello Awards in 1972. O'Sullivan released his debut album, Himself, in 1971. In 1972 O'Sullivan reached international stardom with "Alone Again", which reached No. 3 in UK. The guitar solo was played by Big Jim Sullivan. In total US sales for 1972, O'Sullivan's hit was topped only by Roberta Flack's "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face". Both songs were nominated for a Grammy Award in the Song of the Year and Record of the Year categories in 1973, but Flack won both. O'Sullivan followed "Alone" with "Clair".
The single reached No. 2 in the United States on No. 1 in the UK and Canada. O'Sullivan's disc sales made him the top star of the year. O'Sullivan's success led to him taking part in the BBC's anniversary programme Fifty Years of Music in November 1972. "Out of the Question" reached No. 17 in No. 14 in Canada. "Get Down", from the album I'm A Writer Not A Fighter, reached No. 1 in the UK and in Germany, No. 7 in both the US and Canada, No. 3 in the Netherlands. Following "Alone Again" and "Clair", "Get Down" was his third million-seller, with the RIAA gold disc award presented on 18 September 1973, his November 1974 single "Christmas Song" reached No. 12 in the No. 5 in Ireland. O'Sullivan enjoyed nearly five years of success with MAM, a run that included seven UK Top 10 singles and four UK Top 10 albums. In June 1975 he had his last Top 20 hit, "I Don't Love You But I Think I Like You". Things turned more sour when he discovered his recording contract with MAM Records favoured the label's owner, Gordon Mills.
A lawsuit followed, with prolonged argument over how much money his songs had earned and how much of that money he had received. In May 1982, the court found in O'Sullivan's favour, describing him as a "patently honest and decent man", who had not received a just proportion of the vast income his songs had generated, they awarded. Although he had won, the court battle put his recording career on hold. In 1980, after a five-year hiatus, he returned to his old r