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Showing posts from November, 2018

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 Salman Khan, the movie's original title was "Loveratri" but it was changed after there was controversy over the title due to it sounding 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 Go…

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 (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

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…

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:

Like That:

Freedom feat. Jhené  Aiko:

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:

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

Artists from 124 countries recreate Vaishnav Jana To:

Sung by Aks & Lakhsmi and Padmini Chandrashekar:

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:

Check out another Hyori song here:

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:

These days DBSK are a duo known mainly as TVXQ.


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 …