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Teen Mom UK Is Back

Teen Mom UK (the British version of the American reality show Teen Mom) is back for a new series. There are some changes for Series 4 since mums Megan Salmon-Ferrari and Mia Boardman are taking a break and new girl Shannon has joined.

Megan is taking a break to focus on herself and some personal projects, while Mia is taking time out to focus on her new relationship and daughter Marliya. Megan appears in the first episode of the new series and reveals that she has split from boyfriend Dylan (father of McKenzie, 2 and Dulcie Mae, 1. During previous series we saw her struggling with her relationship  with Dylan, who she took back after he cheated on her with her best friend, and dealing with depression. Mia also had a difficult relationship with her ex Manley and they had to find the best way to co-parent Marliya when they finally split (after reuniting several times previously).

Watch this video to find out more about why Mia and Megan have left, and their experiences on the show: http…

Weekly Music Video

This week's video is Beautiful by American singer Bazzi featuring Camila Cabello (former member of Fifth Harmony turned solo singer). It's from his debut album Cosmic which came out in April.

Beautiful was originally released as a single in July last year and the new version featuring Camila came out on 2nd August.



This is an audio, but there is an official video released in May featuring Bazzi by himself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bx_vG94LSo

Update 20/2/19: There's now a music video for the version with Camila: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uk1hv6h7O1Y

Weekly Music Video

This week's video is Beautiful by American singer Bazzi featuring Camila Cabello (former member of Fifth Harmony turned solo singer). It's from his debut album Cosmic which came out in April.

Beautiful was originally released as a single in July last year and the new version featuring Camila came out on 2nd August.




This is an audio, but there is an official video released in May featuring Bazzi by himself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bx_vG94LSo

Update 20/2/19: There's now a musiv video for the version with Camila: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uk1hv6h7O1Y

New Ariana Grande Album

American singer Ariana Grande has just released her 4th album. It's called Sweetener and came out yesterday. The album consists of 15 tracks and there are collaborations with rapper Nicki Minaj, singer Pharell Williams and Missy Elliot.

Note: The track names are written in lower case, so that's how I'm writing them here. Some of the songs are explicit. :)

My favourite song is God is a woman, the 2nd official single from the album (have just bought that on iTunes). Another good one is goodnight n go. I also like everytime, breathin, better off and a couple of others. Here are a few of my faves. :)

The first single from Sweetener was no tears left to cry, which I posted as a Weekly Music Video in April: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2018/04/new-ariana-grande-video.html

Last month I shared the videos for the light is coming featuring Nicki Minaj and God is a woman (my favourite song from the album): https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2018/07/new-ariana-grande-videos.html

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Weekly Music Video

Today's music video is I Dun Care by Nigerian singer Simi. Her full name is Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye and she started out as a gospel singer, releasing her debut album Ogaju in 2008. In 2014 she brought out an EP of cover songs called Restless.

Some of Simi's most well known singles are Tiff, E No Go Funny and Love Don't Care. Other songs include One Kain and Complete Me, both of which can be found on her second studio album Simisola (2017). She also released the collaborative EP Chemistry with Nigerian rapper Falz in 2016.

I Dun Care is Simi's latest single and came out on 10th August.




 For more on Simi check out these links:

Naija article: https://www.naija.ng/1115473-simi-biography-career.html#1115473

BBC Pidgin News interview (Nigerian Pidgin English): https://www.bbc.com/pidgin/tori-41349239

Official FB:  https://www.facebook.com/symplysimi/

C-pop Saturday

Time for another C-pop Saturday! I started this feature in April and thought I could it make a regular one. (It's August now so maybe not so regular, but never mind! lol). You can read the first post here: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2018/04/c-pop-saturday.html


Kris Wu- Tian Di

Chinese Canadian singer Kris Wu (a former member of Korean/Chinese boyband EXO) released the single Tian Di in June. It translates as "Heaven and Earth" in English.  Check out the video here: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2018/06/weekly-music-video_13.html


Kris Wu- Hold Me Down

Another one from Kris, this is Hold Me Down (Chinese version). It says it's an official video but it's not Kris' channel, so I may replace this if it gets uploaded to his official YouTube.


Update 2/1/19: The original video I posted has been blocked on copyright grounds but here is the audio from his official channel:


And a video for the English version of Hold Me Down was uploaded on New Year's Eve:


V…

Weekly Music Video

Today's music video is Thru These Tears by American band LANY. It's the first single from their upcoming 2nd album Malibu Nights and is about lost love. The inspiration behind the song is thought to be lead singer Paul Klein's break up with British singer Dua Lipa. Paul also has a new look. I miss his long hair! lol. But it's good to have a change sometimes. :)

Thru These Tears was released in July and the official music video came out on YouTube on 2nd August.




For more LANY check out this post: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2017/07/debut-lany-album.html

Belly + Bollywood Dance Videos

Time for some more dance videos! Today I'm sharing belly dance and Bollywood dance videos. :)


Samira Zopunyan- Mermaid Tails

First up here is  Mermaid Tails, a video featuring belly dancer Samira Zopunyan. It was uploaded in August last year.



Follow Samira at the links below:

FB profile (has a public follow option): https://www.facebook.com/samira.zopunyan

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/samirazopunyan/



Nora Fatehi- Ghazali Dance Cover

This is Moroccan-Canadian dancer Nora Fatehi's dance cover to the song Ghazali by Moroccan singer Saad Lamajarred.




For more on Nora (who is also an actress) check out these links:

Official YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOQmJtNxOWUMQ5f8U8NOAyA

FB: https://www.facebook.com/norafatehi/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/norafatehi/



Piya More x Aashiq Banaya Aapne by Neelam Patel

And here is a dance to the song  Piya More from the 2017 Bollywood film Baadshaho (which stars one of my fave actors Emraan Hashmi) and Aaashiq Ban…

Weekly Music Video

This week's video is LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME by Japanese girl group BananaLemon. The group was formed by the producer STY and is made up of 4 members- leader and main vocalist Nadia (who is Japanese and Filipina and also has Spanish, Chinese and Russian heritage), other lead vocalist Saarah (who is half Japanese and half African American and lived in Los Angeles as a child), R!No and Mizuki. There's also said to be a "hidden" 5th member, like with the K-pop group K.A.R.D. The meaning of BananaLemon is a mix between sour and sweet.

The band started out in 2017 with the song #SorryNotSorry. (Though I don't think they've made their official debut yet). Other singles include GIRLS GONE WILD, FOREVER YOUNG and I WANNA, I WANNA.

The LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT ME video came out on 30th July. Click "Subtitles/Closed Captions) when viewing  the video on YouTube to see English subtitles!



There's also a dance practise video for LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT ME: https://www.youtub…

Bollywood Round-up 2018- Part 1

Since we're more than halfway through the year, I'm doing a round-up of the Bollywood posts I've done on Star Sparkle so far in 2018. Part 2 will follow later this year. :)

New Music for 2018- Part 2 (includes Tere Bina by Shreya Ghoshal): http://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2018/01/new-music-for-2018-part-2.html

Swag Se Swagat from Tiger Zinda Hai: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2018/01/new-music-for-2018-part-2.html

Aashiq Banaya Aapne from Hate Story IV: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2018/03/his-weeks-video-is-aashiq-banaya-aapne.html

More Hate Story IV videos: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2018/03/hate-story-iv-music-videos.html


Dance Videos (includes some dances to songs from Veere Di wedding and Hate Story IV): https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2018/05/dance-videos.html

Race 3 vids: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2018/06/race-3-videos.html



Bonus

Plus here is a bonus video- Dilbar from the upcoming film Satyameva Jayate (translated as "Truth Along Trium…

Weekly Music Video

Today's video is LIVIN' IT UP by Korean boyband MONSTA X. It's their 4th Japanese language single and will be on their upcoming single album of the same name, due out in Japan in September.

The video for LIVIN' IT UP came out today.




MONSTA X fan? Check out these links:

SHINE FOREVER video: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2017/09/weekly-music-video_27.html

 JEALOUSY vid (plus other K-pop releases): https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2018/06/new-k-pop-releases.html