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Weekly Music Video

Hope everyone is doing ok. It's a hard time at the moment with the coronavirus situation. At least with YouTube and other online music services we have time to listen to lots of music at home! I hope music is able to cheer you up a bit. :)

Now onto today's video, which is Still Loving You by Vietnamese singer Noo Phước Thịnh. His full name is Nguyen Phước Thin. and he started out as a teen model before launching his singing career by duetting with Thuy Tien and Dong Nhi. He released his debut studio album Ba chấm (Three Dots in English) in 2009 and Lost you was his first hit single online.

Noo's other singles include Nếu (If) with Dong Nhi, Change, I Don't Believe in You with Basik,  Cause I Love You and Nhung Ke Mong Mo. He has also released two more studio albums Lạc bướctrong đêm (Lost in the night) (2011) and Chạm Khẽ Tim Anh Một Chút Thôi(Touch My Heart A Little) which came out in 2018.

Noo has also been a coach on the kids' edition of the reality music show Giọ…

New Teen Mom UK

Sorry the 2nd post is later this week, got a bit behind with things. :)

Teen Mom UK is back for another series! The British version of the popular Teen Mom franchise (itself a spin-off of the MTV reality show 16 and Pregnant) starts in early April and there have been some changes to the cast.

Series 7 sees the introduction of new mum Emma and the exits of Sassi Simmonds and Shannon Wise. They've both decided to take a break. Sassi, 21, says she's just concentrating on her family for now (daughter Zen'aya, 3 and on/off boyfriend and Ze'anya's dad Darren Quirk) and Shannon's reason is that after giving birth to her and boyfriend Charlie's second son Frankie last July, (little brother to 3 year old Theodore), she didn't feel ready to go back to filming and wants to just concentrate on being a mum. Shannon also shared that she and Charlie are no longer together and are co-parenting.

If you have Facebook you can view a video of Sassi and Shannon explaining wh…

Happy 50th Anniversary (Bday) Mariah Carey!

Note: The date for this post is listed as 19th March because I accidentally published it  a few days ago before it was ready! But I have actually finished it today (27th March).

Back in July last year Jennifer Lopez (one of my favourite singers) turned 50 and I wrote a birthday post to celebrate. Now it's the turn of  Mariah Carey who is my absolute favourite singer (still love you too, J.Lo! lol) who is 50 today. So here is MC's birthday post! :)

Note: I have seen Mariah's birthdate listed as either 1969 or 1970 but more often as 1970, I think. If you are a Lamb (Mariah fan) you will know that she prefers to call her birthdays "anniversaries", hence the title of this post!

Mariah is one of the most well known singers in the world with a career spanning 30 years. To date she has released 15 studio albums and 75 singles. She debuted in May 1990 with the single Vision of Love and self titled debut album the following month. Mariah's biggest hits include Hero, Fa…

Weekly Music Video

Today's music video (or audio) is Attention by Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage. It has a laid back vibe, with reggae tones and was released in November.

The song is about wanting attention from your lover and is sung in a mixture of English, Pidgin and a bit of Yoruba, I think. If you watch the video on YouTube you can see the lyrics. :)


For more Tiwa visit these links:

Wanted music video: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2016/01/weekly-music-video_27.html

Features Tiwa's Sugarcane: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2018/01/new-music-for-2018-part-1.html

Includes her 49- 99 video: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2019/09/new-music-releases.html


Fan of African music/Afropop? Check out these posts: 

African music (includes Tiwa's All Over and Ma Lo): https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2017/10/african-music.html

Afropop Round-up: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2019/09/afropop-round-up.html

 Mr Eazi and Simi- Doyin (Nigerian): https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2019/09/weekly-mu…

New JoJo Video

American singer JoJo has a new song out. It's called Man and is a laid back R'n'B track about how she's looking for a man. She knows the type of man she wants and won't settle for anyone who isn't right. (In a similar vein to Mabel's Boyfriend!)

Man will be on JoJo's upcoming album Good To Know, due for release in May. It's been ages since she released an album (the last one was 2016's Mad Love.) so I'm looking forward to it! Stay tuned for updates on the album. :)

Man came out yesterday and the video also premiered on YouTube. Please note that the song is explicit. :)


Fan of JoJo? Check out these links:

Tringle (her 2015 EP III): https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2015/08/jojo-tringle.html

JoJo Through the Years: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2016/08/jojo-through-years.html

Post about her 2016 album Mad Love.: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2016/10/new-jojo-album.html

Wonder Woman audio from 2017: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2017…

Weekly Music Video

This week's video is Honest by Bulgarian Russian singer Kristian Kostov (who was Bulgaria's 2017 Eurovision Song Contest entry). It's his latest single and came out in February.

Honest is an English language song and the video premiered on 6th March.


For more Kristian visit these posts:

Features Beautiful Mess, his 2017 entry for Bulgaria: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2018/05/selection-of-eurovision-songs.html

Get It music video: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2019/06/weekly-music-video_44.html

P.S. Can you believe Eurovision is 2 months away?! It doesn't feel that long since last year's! This year the Semi-Finals will be held in Rotterdam, Holland on 12th and 14th May, and the Grand Final on the 16th. Keep up with the news on the official site: https://eurovision.tv/

And to get in the mood for the contest, check out these posts:

Eurovision Round-up (up to 2017): https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2017/05/eurovision-round-up.html

Countdown to Eurovision! (2018…

C-pop Saturday

Time for another C-pop Saturday post! I plan to make them more regular this year. :)

KUN- Young

First up is Young by Chinese singer KUN. His Chinese name is Cai Xukun and he was the leader and centre of (now disbanded) boyband Nine Percent.* He was born in Hunan province and started his career by taking part in Chinese music reality shows Super Idol and Idol Producer (the show from which Nine Percent was formed). He was set to debut as part of boyband SWIN, who were formed on Super Idol, but the group's debut never came about. He went on to perform his own song I Wanna Get Love on Idol Producer and then debuted as part of Nine Percent in November 2018.

KUN released I Wanna Get Love as a single and it got to No. 1 in the Mainland China charts. On 2nd August 2018 (his 20th birthday) he released his debut EP 1, which featured the hit songs Pull Up, Wait Wait (both English language) and You Can Be My Girlfriend (a mixture of English and Chinese).

In February 2019 he brought out his fir…

Weekly Music Video

Today's video is Lonely in Tokyo by Japanese singer MIREI. Her full name is Touyama Mirei (or Mirei Touyama in Western terms) and she's from Osaka. She won a Japanese dance competition aged 10 and later performed in dance clubs in New York.  MIRIEI debuted internationally in 2013 aged 14, with the digital US single TATOO and in Japan in June 2014 with double A-side Fallin' Out/I Wanna NO featuring SHUN. July 2016 saw the release of her debut album My Way which reached No. 1 in the iTunes charts.

MIREI has also brought out a second album called Answer and her other singles include By Your Side and Dear My Boo, an answer song to Shota Shimizu's hit single My Boo (all Japanese language). Last September she made her international English language debut under the name MIREI, with the single and music video Take Me Away, and her international debut album Take Me Away was released in January.

She plans to bring awareness to issues that are currently taboo in Japan, such a men…