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There are less than two months left of the year. It doesn't feel that long since I wrote about new music for 2018! There's some good music still coming out in late 2018,  so here's the round-up of the latest music and videos I've been listening to/watching! :)


Dua Lipa & BLACKPINK- Kiss and Make Up (audio) (English/Korean)
Vera Brezhneva- song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFQAcEcSJqY (Russian )*
Lay (EXO member)- NAMANANA 
LANY- Let Me Know
ZAYN- Fingers (audio)


Kris Wu- Antares album (mostly audios)

Chinese title (wu)
Coupe feat. Rich The Kid
November Rain 
Coupe (video)

Listen to full album here: Kris Wu Spotify

Mariah Carey- Caution album

With You (video)
The Distance
A No No
Caution
Portrait


Listen to the full album at either of the links below:

YouTube: Caution album YouTube

Spotify Mariah Carey Spotify


Kristina- Russian title (Russian?)
Jasmin Walia- SAHARA (The Only Way is Essex star)
Vanessa Mdee- Vaishnav Jana To for Gandhi Jayanati (Tanzanian/Indian)
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Weekly Music Video

This week's video is November Rain by Chinese Canadian singer Kris Wu (former member of Korean/Chinese boyband EXO who went solo in 2014).. It's from his debut album Antares which was released on 2nd November. I don't think November Rain is an actual single release but  it on the album. Singles from Antares so far are Deserve featuring Travis Scott, Like That and Freedom which features Jhené Aiko.

The video for November Rain was uploaded on 5th November. It's an English language song (Kris also sings in Mandarin). 




Want more Kris? Check out these posts:

Music video for Deserve feat. Travis Scott: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2017/10/weekly-music-video_18.html

Like That: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2018/05/weekly-music-video_86.html

Freedom feat. Jhené  Aiko: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2018/10/weekly-music-video_10.html

New Teen Mom OG + Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant

A new series of Teen Mom OG recently started in the UK, and a new season of Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant is just about to start. Here's an update on both shows. :)

Teen Mom OG

Season 8 of Teen Mom OG (short for "Original Girls") is a little different to past series, since original mum Farrah Abraham has now left the show and two new girls have joined- Bristol Palin and Cheyenne Floyd. Read more about the girls below.


Bristol Palin

Bristol, 28, the daughter of former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin, became a teen mum almost 10 years ago when she gave birth to son Tripp Easton Mitchell in December 2008. Her pregnancy was announced when her mum was running for the position of American Vice President. I remember all the fuss about Bristol being pregnant at the time!). She got engaged to Tripp's dad Levi Johnston, but they split up in March 2009.

In 2015 Bristol got together with former US Marine Dakota Meyer and had their first child, daughter Sailor Grace in December 2015, an…

Weekly Music Video

Today's video is Vaishnav Jana To for Gandhi Jayanati by Tanzanian singer Vanessa Mdee. it's a cover of the classic Hindi song Vaishnav Jana To, commemoration of the Gandhi Jayanti festival, which celebrates the birth of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi on 2nd October. It's a bhajan, which is a religious or spiritual song.

I cam across this after the festival, but thought it would be good to share. Nice collaboration between Tanzania and India. :)




You can read more about Gandhi Jayanti here: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/events/happy-gandhi-jayanti-2018-significance-of-gandhi-jayanti-and-celebrating-the-birth-of-a-great-leader/articleshow/66029756.cms

Listen to more versions of the song at the links below:

Artists from 124 countries recreate Vaishnav Jana To: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAbarXjmAwc

Sung by Aks & Lakhsmi and Padmini Chandrashekar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxFAKLKu1RA


Want more Indian music? Check out this post:

Raga S…

K-pop Faves

If you're a regular Star Sparkle reader you'll know that I'm a K-pop (Korean pop) fan! Today I'm sharing some of my fave K-pop songs. :)


Lee Hyori- 10 Minutes

Lee Hyori's 10 Minutes has been one of my fave Korean songs for years.* Hyori (also known as Hyolee) was originally part of the girl group Fin. K.L. but went solo in 2003. Watch the video here: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2012/05/weekly-music-video.html


Check out another Hyori song here: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2013/10/girls-vs-boys-k-pop.html


DBSK/TVXQ- Mirotic

Boyband Dong Bang Shin Ki (DBSK)  releaed Mirotic in 2008. I originally heard the Japanese version (in Japan they were Tohoshinki).  You can watch both Korean and Japanese video here: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2011/12/weekly-music-video.html


These days DBSK are a duo known mainly as TVXQ.


BIGBANG- Bad Boy

Bad Boy is on my favourite songs by the boyband BIGBANG. It came out as a single n 2012 and is from their 5th EP Alive . Check …

Weekly Music Video

Today is Hallowe'en, so here's a video from alternative/gothic rock band Evanescence to fit the the theme! It's their classic song Bring Me To Life, their debut single which was released in 2003. Paul McCoy from the Christian rock band 12 Stones sings on the track, along with lead singer Amy Lee.

I actually learnt a dance to this at a Lianna Greene belly dance/gothic fusion workshop in April!



Evanescence fan? Check out these links:

Sweet Sacrifice video: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2013/09/weekly-music-video_4.html

Lithium: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2015/12/weekly-music-video_9.html

Imperfection: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2017/10/weekly-music-video_95.html

The band's latest single Hi-Lo featuring violinist Lindsey Stirling: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIGaRwEkZPk


P.S. For more Hallowe'en inspiration, have a look at these posts:

We Are The Fallen video that was the Weekly Music Video for Hallowe'en 2013: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/…

Hallowe'en Inspiration

Sorry the 2nd post is later this week, I wasn't able to finish it yesterday. :)

It's almost Hallowe'en! It's this Wednesday (31st October) so here is this year's themed post. :)


In 2016 I did a Hallowe'en Faves + Round-Up post which was about my favourite Hallowe'en/scary things and also a round-up of spooky themed posts I'd previously done on Star Sparkle. You can check that out here: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2016/10/halloween-faves-round-up.html

And here is last year's post with more Hallowe'n films and TV: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2017/10/more-halloween-films.html

This year I'm doing a general Hallowe'en inspiration post which includes scary TV and films. :)

Contains some spoilers, although I've tried to avoid them. :)


TV

In March I did a post called More X-Files Episodes, the follow-up to 2014's Top 10 X-Files. Check it out here: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2018/03/more-x-files-episodes.html



Mountain Mon…