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Songs from Head in the Clouds II Album

Head in the Clouds II is the 2nd album by 88rising Records and 12Tone Records. 88rising Records is part of the American mass media company 88rising, which primarily represents Asian artists. Head in The Clouds II is a compilation album, a follow up to the debut Head in the Clouds which was released in summer 2018.

HITC II was released on 11th October and consists of 16 tracks by artists such as Indonesian rapper and singer Rich Brian, Indonesian singer NIKI, Japanese singer/rapper Joji and Hong Kong rapper and singer Jackson Wang. You can read more about it here: https://www.complex.com/music/2019/10/88rising-head-in-the-clouds-2-stream


Rich Brian and Chung Ha- These Nights

First up is These Nights by Rich Brian and featuring Korean singer Chung Ha. Rich Brian's real name is Brian Immnuel Soewarno, he's Chinese Indonesian and is from Jakarta, Indonesia. He launched his career online, posting videos on YouTube. He released his debut song Living the Dream on YouTube in July 2015…

Weekly Music Video

Today's video is Move For Me by South African rapper Cassper Nyovest and featuring Boskasie. Cassper's real name is Refiloe Maele Phooloo and he's from Mahikeng in the province North West. He released his debut single Gusheshe in 2013 and his debut album Tsholofelo the following year. He also set up his own record label Family Tree Records in 2014.

Cassper is considered one of the most successful music artists in South Africa. To date he has released 4 studio albums- Tshofelo, 2015's Refiloe (his  real name), Thuto (2017) and Sweet and Short (2018). His singles include Phumakim, Mama I  Made It (#MIMI), Check On You featuring Nigerian singer Davido, Gets Getsa 2.0 and Move For Me.

Move For Me was released in May. It's the 5th single from Cassper's latest album Short and Sweet (Deluxe) which came out in November last year. I just saw the video recently on a Afrobeats TV programme.  It also features American model Jessica Burciaga.



For more on Cassper visit these…

Tollywood Round-up

Note: The videos in my latest posts seem to not be loading at the top of the page sometimes, but once you go on the post itself you can view the video fine. :)

In the past I've done round-up posts for Bollywood, but not for Tollywood (the Telugu language Indian film industry). So here's one for today! :)

Konchem Konchem from the film Dee: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2011/09/random-music-video.html

Maha Maha from Mantra/Manthra (Telugu version of The Black Eyed Peas' My Humps: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2011/10/random-music-video.html


Note: The above posts are from not long after I started the blog when I  had Random Music Videos instead of a weekly one!

Krishnamurakiki from Naramsimhudu: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2012/02/weekly-music-video_16.html

Yeluko Nayaka from Narasimhudu: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2013/03/weeky-music-video_20.html

Mila Mila from Super: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2013/05/weekly-music-video.html

Seethi Maar from DJ…

Weekly Music Video

This week's video is Blame It On You by American sister duo 2XO. Singer Jaz and rapper Tally Sagginario are from Los Angeles and Jaz (full name Jasmine) won Radio Disney's NBT(Next Big Thing) competition in 2009, going on to release several singles and a solo album.

She and younger sister Tally (Talia) formed 2X0 in 2017 and released their debut single Summer Love featuring Ricky Garcia from the boyband Forever in Your Mind, that July. They also brought out their own version of Sleigh Ride in December 2017. Tally has on been on the reality show The Rap Game and performed with Jordan Fisher at the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards.

The girls describe their music as  "an infusion of pop, R'n'B, rap and Latin American influence". People have commented that they're similar to Iggy Azalea and Ariana Grande! They are currently Radio Disney's NBT's Featured Artist.

Blame It On You came out in September.


Follow 2XO at these links:

Official site: https://www.…

Asian Music- Part 2

Back in 2017 I did a post about Asian music called Asian Music- K-pop, J-pop and Beyond. You can read that here: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2017/02/asian-music-k-pop-j-pop-and-beyond.html


Here is the follow-up with some round-ups of different posts on Star Sparkle, and a couple of new artists (not previously featured before).I'm listing the genres in alphabetical order this time. :)


Note: I also like Bollywood/Hindi music but as with the first post, I'm going to stick to East Asian music here. For some Bollywood post links see the bottom of the post.


C-pop

I've been listening to more Chinese pop in recent years. Last year I started an occasional feature called C-pop Saturday. I only did 4 C-pop Saturday posts during 2018 but have done 4 so far this year, with one more planned for next month. Check out these posts below for links to the C-pop Saturday 2018 posts and the 2019 ones to date:

Dec '18 C-pop Sat: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2018/12/c-pop-saturday.h…

Weekly Music Video

Note: The videos in my latest posts seem to not be loading at the top of the page sometimes, but once you go on the post itself you can view the video fine. :)*

*It's working at  the moment!

Today's video is Omo by Nigerian singer Burna Boy. It's the latest release from his 4th studio album African Giant, although I don't think it's an official single.  African Giant was released in July.

The Omo video was uploaded on 6th November. A couple of scenes remind me of LL Cool J's Doin' It, viewing a stripper in a private room! lol.


For more Burna Boy check out these posts:

On The Low video: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2019/01/weekly-music-video_9.html

Outside feat. Mabel audio: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2019/02/weekly-music-video_13.html

Miss You Bad with Mr Eazi: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2019/04/weekly-music-video.html

And if you'd like more Afropop visit this post:https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2019/09/afropop-round-up.html

New Music Releases

My last New Music Releases post was in June, so I thought it was time for a new one! Here are some of the latest songs from different genres. :)


Jackson Wang- DWAY!

First up is DWAY!, the new single by Hong Kong singer/rapper (and member of K-pop boyband GOT7; see below) Jackson Wang. It's from his debut album MIRRORS, which came out on 25th October.

DWAY! was released on 21st October.


Jackson- I Love You 3000 Chinese Version

Next is another song from Jackson's album. This is the Chinese version of I Love You 3000, a chilled love song.




There's also an English version called I Love You 3000 II with Indonesian singer Stephanie Poetri, which is available on  American media company 88rising's album Head in the Clouds II. Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2z5un3c8hbo

Visit this C-pop Saturday post for the video for BULLET TO THE HEART (another song from MIRRORS): https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2019/09/c-pop-saturday.html


Vanessa Mdee feat. Rayvanny- BADO…

Weekly Music Video

This week's video is Bad To You by American singers Ariana Grande, Normani (former Fifth Harmony member turned solo star) and rapper Nicki Minaj. It's from the official soundtrack of the new Charlie's Angels film.

Ariana has done several other songs for the Charlie's Angels soundtrack, including How I Look On You and Don't Call Me Angel.

This is the official lyric video and was uploaded on Hallowe'en (31st October)!





Also check out Don't Call Me Angel sung  by Ariana, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey which came out in September: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2019/09/new-music-releases.html


Ariana fan? Check out these posts:

Post about her album Sweetener: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2018/08/new-ariana-grande-album.html

Songs from her latest album thank u, next: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2019/02/new-ariana-grande-album.html

Boyfriend with Social House: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2019/08/weekly-music-video_28.html


And for another Normani vi…

BTS and MONSTA X Videos

BTS and MONSTA X (also written as Monsta X) are two of the most popular Korean boy bands right now, and I'm a fan of both their music. So I thought today I'd do a round-up of their videos. :)


BTS

Let's start with BTS. The band name is short for Bangtan Sonyeondan, which translates in English as "Bulletproof Boy Scouts" and they're also known as Bangtan Boys. Their music started out in a "harder" hip hop style but these days it's more varied. It's interesting to see how it's changed. :)

 BTS brought out their debut single album 2 Cool 4 Skool in 2013, and to date have released 3 Korean studio albums, Dark & Wild (2014), Wings (2016) and this year's LOVE YOURSELF: Tear; 3 Japanese, Wake Up (2014), Youth 2016) and their latest Face Yourself, and 6 EPS including O!RUL8, 2? (2013), , LOVE YOURSELF: Her (2017) and Map of the Soul: Persona which came out in April. In addition they have released 23 singles and several single albums and co…