Discover: Fifth Harmony

Standard

This band may not unknown by any means, but I’ve been loving…

5h2

…listening to the girl group: Fifth Harmony

I love a good girl group as much as the next girl and what’s truly exciting to me is how new ones are forming and spreading the message of female empowerment. Of course you have your Destiny’s Child, your Pussycat Dolls, and my personal favorite Danity Kane…but what about a fresh group of newcomers?

Well look no further! The newcomers I want you to know about are:

j68dy15VTSVV6

…otherwise known as Fifth Harmony

The band is composed of five dynamite singers who formed a group on The X Factor all thanks to that amazing guy, Simon Cowell! HAHA

He’s got the knack for putting bands together…

Screen Shot 2015-03-08 at 9.05.42 PM

He’s 2 for 2 with Fifth Harmony and One Direction!

Since being on the X Factor in 2012 and finishing in third place, the girls have gone on to release an EP and their first full length debut album!

Screen Shot 2015-03-08 at 9.21.43 PM

Better Together & Reflection

Reflection was just released on January 30th and I’m absolutely loving it!! They have two songs in particular that I’m nuts over! Those songs are “Worth It” featuring Kid Ink and “Sledgehammer”.

I’m SO OBSESSED with “Sledgehammer”…Take a listen here:

#Sledgehammer

I cannot even tell you exactly how many times I’ve heard that song HAHA If that were a trackable number…it would scare me! 😀 I freaking love it so much and always will! What a great jam!!

Now don’t you know that Fifth Harmony has tour dates going all throughout March and they’re actually in Florida tonight visiting my home state! Go here for a list of tour dates/to get tickets: fifthharmonyofficial.com/events.

I was able to see the girls perform last March when they opened for Demi Lovato on her Neon Lights tour and they were sensational! They sound incredible live and their songs are so fun and empowering! I loved it and I’ve been keeping track of them every since.

With members’ ages ranging from 17 to 21, Fifth Harmony has a fresh new sound for the younger generation of girls growing up as well as teenyboppers and 20-somethings like me! They’re versatile and I think their imagery for their brand is polished and poised!

In honor of girl group week, here’s to you girls! You’re my girl group of 2015!!!

Thanks Fifth Harmony for being such a strong girl group & for amazing music!

fifthharmony1

Advertisements

Pitbull rang in the new year in Miami!

Standard

First of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR and second of all…

Screen Shot 2015-01-01 at 9.30.17 PM

…did you happen to catch Pitbull ringing in the New Year in Miami?!

I have to admit that I watch New Years Eve shows! HAHA I know that’s really funny of me, but I had friends that were ready to watch the funny countdown shows with me so we made a night of it 🙂

I was mainly focused on my favorite comedienne Kathy Griffin & favorite news anchor Anderson Cooper on CNN! They had a hilarious banter back and forth! Kathy taught him who Tony Romo was and even dyed his hair to make him more patriotic!

Screen Shot 2015-01-01 at 9.52.09 PM

It was a jolly good time!

But then, in-between commercials I discovered that Fox was playing “Pitbull’s New Year Revolution” and I was hooked! I’m a HUGE Pitbull fan so I was shocked to know that he was ringing in the new year in Miami AND televising it on Fox! 😀

I came in on a dance competition for a date with Ashley and I’m not even too sure who Ashley is, but she did choose the right guy! HAHA

Former MTV VJ for TRL, La La was Pitbull’s host in a scantily clad Mugler dress:

Screen Shot 2015-01-01 at 10.00.06 PMDon’t say I didn’t warn you!

Besides the dress that turned heads, the show was amazing and showed some great friends to Pitbull like Becky G, Fifth Harmony, and a Nashville band:

Screen Shot 2015-01-01 at 10.11.31 PM

The Band Perry

There was even a performance of “Bailando” with Enrique Iglesias & Descemer Bueno! That’s the #1 Latin song of 2014 and everybody knows it! HAHA

And Fall Out Boy was performing on the show too!

Fallout Boy

THESE. GUYS. ROCK.

The thing that happened that blew my socks off was when Pitbull went on a yacht that took him from where the telecast was filmed from to Bayfront Park! He got off the yacht with his female dancers in tow to get on the stage and ring in the new year with the thousands of fans waiting for him!

Pitbull sang so many hits like “Don’t Stop The Party”, “International Love”, “Timber”, and “Give Me Everything Tonight” with Ne-Yo!!!

I really wish there was more documentation of what happened last night! I think everyone is hungover and partied out today so we’ll have to wait for the photos and YouTube videos to appear! But while we wait…check out when Pitbull slipped out of nowhere:

glyi0b66ixya5aydhm1j#HaveANiceTripSeeYouNextFall

Thank you Pitbull for bringing in the new year for us & Happy 2015 to all!

kinopoisk.ru

Demi Lovato Neon Lights Tour review

Standard

Last night I had the sheer pleasure of going to my nearby hockey arena in Nashville known as Bridgestone Arena  to see Demi Lovato  with my parents who were here on vacation! 😀

demi

I’ve been a Demi Lovato fan my whole life since I first saw her opposite Joe Jonas in Camp Rock, a cheesy Disney Channel Original movie. I love cheesy movies so I’m not at all hating on Camp Rock.

camp-rock-wallpaper-camp-rock-2-6896138-1024-768I’ve seen Demi open for the Jonas Brothers, I met her that night after the show, and saw her 2 other times in concert during her double headlining tour with David Archuleta and her appearance on a Jingle Ball Christmas concert sponsored by my then local radio station in the Tampa Bay area, 933FLZ.

Demi has always struck me as an amazing singer as well as a female artist with an incredible message to share! 😀

Last night on her stop in Nashville, there were no disappointments and my image of Demi has possibly even been upped a few notches!

This was a Simon Cowell  showdown y’all! Let me tell you why…

simonAll seven of his girls were on this tour! The 5 girls of girl group Fifth Harmony, pop diva in training Cher Lloyd, and of course his fellow X Factor judge Demi Lovato.

Screen Shot 2014-03-30 at 7.12.44 PM

Fifth Harmony  opened the show and I thought it was pretty neat that they were all in designer boxes and the front of them blew off as a special effect. It was kind of reminiscent to 5 Barbie dolls in boxes…so if they were going for that look: I got the message loud and clear!

DSC08710They were all very kind to the audience and spoke to us a lot. My only real complaint I will insert here is that their dancing was a little too “adult” for me. It just didn’t seem to be sending such a great message to the youngest of young girls in the audience. I will say that they were all great singers though and they did a great job.

Next up was Cher Lloyd, one of my favorite up-and-comers to the pop music scene over the past couple of years, and I was so excited to see her since I never had before!

I really had no freaking idea that Cher Lloyd was going to blow my socks off! She was absolutely exquisite and her band was so rock and roll! I couldn’t believe how full of a band she had as a pop solo artist, but it made the music equally as rocking as her vocals!

DSC08770My mom kept asking me “Where are her pants?” LOL #NoIdea

Cher WOWED the crowd with her “very first love song”, the new radio hit Sirens and I even made this little Instagram video…and if you listen carefully you can hear me singing really loud! http://instagram.com/p/mJg-WISZMb/

And before I forget there was this guy between every act doing magic tricks with members of the audience! His name is Collins Key and he was doing tricks that made no sense! HAHA I wanted to be able to guess how he did it, but there just was NOOO WAYYYY! (His tagline) He is from America’s Got Talent come to find out from a friend of mine…just another TV show that Music Row Girl has no time to watch! 😦

collinsCollins was there to warm up the crowd and he did a great job of it!

Next up was the one and only, Miss Demi Lovato!!!

DSC08855The first thing that caught my eye about Demi’s tour was her stage! Talk about a thing of sheer beauty!!!

Demi came out of a square shaped riser in the center of the cat walk, there were circles of different heights for the band members to be displayed on, there were many lights, and there was a wonderful, oval-shaped screen in the center.

DSC08877Here is the setlist according to http://www.setlist.fm/:

Screen Shot 2014-03-30 at 6.41.58 PMI will go ahead and vouch to say that setlist is 100% accurate! 😀

The neat part that I saw in the beginning of Demi’s show is that every song flowed right into the next seamlessly without any hiccups! Cher Lloyd came out to do her famous rap on Really Don’t Care which was fabulous and my fellow Demi Lovato superfan, Brianna, who sat next to me at the show said that she really hoped that Cher would do the song with her so we screamed when it really happened! HAHAHAHA 😀

DSC08892So the first 5 songs were seamless and very upbeat! The show had such an incredible momentum unlike any show I’ve ever seen before!

Then there was a wonderful acoustic version of every Lovatic’s favorite Lovato ballad entitled: Catch Me, and the coolest ever version of an old throwback Demi song called Here We Go Again.

Right before Catch Me, Demi gave us this amazing quote:

I had to tweet it because it shows how much people are respecting Nashville!

Then Demi did a riveting performance of her ballad Nightingale and I truly forgot how amazing her song Two Pieces was, but during her performance I remembered just how well written that song really is! 😀

Then Demi sat at the piano and things got real. She said to the crowd that she wanted to take the time to tell us what she stands for.

She told us that she has been through a lot in the past couple of years. “Most people get tired of hearing me tell my story, but I figure if I tell it again…at least one person will hear it for the first time, and they may be inspired to give recovery a chance.”

Demi went on to say that she used to be very depressed and troubled…”I’m pretty f***ing happy now.” She said she was sorry for cursing and that her mom was in the audience and hates to hear her curse. Demi has openly stated her love for cussing like a sailor and it’s so widespread in the music industry so I don’t mind it.

She said the following and I quote: “If you open your mind to the possibility of surrendering to happiness and health, you won’t believe how beautiful your life can be.”

If this little pep talk from a former self-harmer, substance abuser, and altogether pain stuffer wasn’t enough to inspire everyone in the audience…I really don’t know what is!

Demi makes recovery not only her path in life, but her message for everyone she meets! She’s truly an inspiration!

DSC08950

I decided to stand during the encore when Demi broke into Skyscraper  because I thought that she stands for so much, and I want to take a stand for her and her ongoing recovery.

I’m so grateful to have seen Demi again and I look forward to more years of music and inspiration! 😀

demistaystron