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Bollywood Round-Up 2018- Part 2

Back in August I did a round-up of the Bollywood posts on the blog in 2018 so far. I said that Part 2 would follow later this year and we're now in December, so here it is! :) Find Part 1 here: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2018/08/bollywood-round-up-2018-part-1.html


Belly + Bollywood dance videos: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2018/08/belly-dance-bollywood-dance-videos.html

Kamariya from the film Stree: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2018/09/weekly-music-video_5.html

Bollywood Horror: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2018/10/bollywood-horror.html

Akh Lad Jaave from Loveyatri: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2018/11/weekly-music-video_28.html


Bonus

This is a smaller round-up than the first post, but here are a couple of bonus videos.

ZAYN- Allah Duhai Hai (cover)

First up here is Allah Duhai Hai by British singer ZAYN aka Zayn Malik, a cover of the song from the Bollywood film Race 3. This is an audio and it was uploaded in November.


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Weekly Music Video

This week's video is Dabebi by Nigerian singer Mr Eazi featuring Ghanaian singer King Promise and British Nigerian producer and singer Maleek Berry. Mr Eazi lives in Ghana and he founded Banku music, a mix of Nigerian and Ghanaian styles. Dabebi is from his 3rd mixtape Life is Eazi, Vol 2- Lagos to London which was released this year.

The video is a "visualiser", an animation. It was uploaded to YouTube last month and I included in November's New Music/Videos post.



Check out more Afropop/Afrobeats music here:

Mabel feat. Kojo Funds- Finders Keepers: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2017/03/weekly-music-video_22.html

Mr Eazi feat Efya- Skintight:  https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2017/11/weekly-music-video_92.html

Sugarboy feat. Ycee- Chop: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2018/04/weekly-music-video_11.html

Mr. Easi's new video for Surrender with Simihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3D7NldlFyI



C-pop Saturday

Back in April I started the feature C-pop Saturday. I planned to make it a regular feature but so far I've done it twice (the first time in April and then in August)! Never mind, I can do better in 2019, lol. So now here is the last C-pop Saturday post of 2018. :)


Kris Wu- Tough Pill (Chinese version)

First up here is Chinese Canadian singer Kris Wu's song Tough Pill, from his debut album Antares, which was released on 2nd November, 3 days before his birthday. There's also an English version but this is the Mandarin one.



Update 2/12/18: I've just seen that there's now a music video for Tough Pill, so here it is:



Tian Di is another good one. I featured it in the last C-Pop Saturday post and as a Weekly Music Video in June. Check it out here: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2018/06/weekly-music-video_13.html




Lexie Liu- Like A Mercedes

Lexie Liu  (Chinese name Liu Boxin) is a Chinese singe who came 4th in the South Korean reality TV show K-pop Star 5 in 2015.* She was o…

Weekly Music Video

Today's video is Akh Lad Jaave from the new Bollywood film Loveyatri. It's about Sushrut (played by Aayush Sharma) who is planning to become a Garba (Indian dance) teacher, and falls in love with NRI (Non resident Indian) college student Michelle (Warina Hussain) who is visiting India from the UK. They meet at the festival of Navarati/Navratri, which takes place during 9 days in September and October. After Michelle returns home Sushrut plans to go to London to see her again.

Directed by Bollywood star Saman Khan, the movie's original title was "Loveratri" but it was changed after there was controversy over the title due to to sound similar to Navratri. Its full title is Loveyatri: Journey of Love and I've seen the English titles "Love Travellers" and "Love Will Take Over" online.

Loveyatri was released on 5th October. The playback singers for Akh Lad Jaave are Asees KaurJubin Nautiyal and rapper Badshah.



Navaratri celebrates the Goddes…

New Mariah Album

My favourite singer Mariah Carey has a new album out! It's her first album in 4 years (the last one being Me. I Am Mariah...The Elusive Chanteuse which came out in May 2014). The new one is called Caution and was released on 16th November. It's Mariah's 15th studio album.

Despite being a long term Mariah fan, I wasn't that keen on Me. I Am Mariah; I just didn't like it as much as previous albums. My favourite song was Faded (only song I've bought currently, but there are others I like listening to on Spotify that I may buy in future, such as You Don't Know What To Do and Meteorite ). The last full Mariah album I got was 2009's Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel (I do also have some songs from 2010's Merry Christmas II You). These days with online music and sites and apps such as iTunes, YouTube, Spotify etc., people don't tend to buy full albums as much, but I still love CDs! I have a lot less physical CD albums nowadays though. Anyway, I was excited…

Weekly Music Video

Today's video is thank u, next , the latest single by Ariana Grande. It will be on her next album of the same name. The song is about Ariana's past relationships and she thanks her exes (including rapper Mac Miller who sadly died earlier this year, and former fiance comedian Pete Davidson) for what they've taught her. She also mentions how she's now in a relationship that she knows is going to last, since it's with herself.

Thank u, next was released on 3rd November. I included it in last week's New Music/Videos post. The single has reached No 1. in several countries, including the US and the UK. There has actually been controversy over Chinese Canadian singer Kris Wu's music beating it to No.1 on the iTunes charts, and he's been accused of using bots to do it! (Kris's song November Rain  happened to be last week's Weekly Music Video! (I didn't know about the drama until reading comments on thank u, next!).

This is a lyric video. As of yet …

New Music/Videos

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! :)

Update 19/11/18: Added a couple more that I forgot to list!


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)

Tough Pill (Chinese title)
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)*
Zara Larss…