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Weekly Music Video

Today's video is WHO DO U LOVE? by Korean boyband MONSTA X and featuring Moroccan American rapper French Montana. It was released on 14th June.

MONSTA X's latest album is Take.2 We Are Here which came out in February, but WHO DO U LOVE? is a stand alone single. The song is all in English.



MONSTA X fan? Check out these posts:

One Love (my fave song of theirs!): https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2015/11/weekly-music-video_25.html

Includes the video for Beautiful: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2015/11/weekly-music-video_25.html

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

DRAMARAMA video (plus other K-pop releases): https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2017/11/new-k-pop-releases.html

JEALOUSY: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2018/06/new-k-pop-releases.html

LIVIN' IT UP (Japanese language): https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2018/08/weekly-music-video.html

Happy 50th Bday J.Lo!

One of my favourite singers Jennifer Lopez just turned 50. It was her birthday on Wednesday (24th July). She celebrated with a big party in Miami. Read about it here: https://people.com/music/jennifer-lopez-50th-birthday-miami-bash/

Jennifer started her career as a Fly Girl dancer on the American TV series In Living Color in the early 90s. She moved into films and her breakout role was in the 1997 movie Selena, in which she starred as real life Mexican American singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez who was tragically shot and killed in 1995. Her other films since include Anaconda (1997), U Turn (also 1997), Out of Sight (1998), The Wedding Planner (2001), The Back-up Plan (2010),  2015's The Boy Next Door, Second Act (2018) and the upcoming Hustlers. She's also returned to TV starring in the crime drama TV series Shades of Blue, and executive producing the reality show World of Dance, on which she also appeared as a co-judge.

In May 1999 Jennifer launched her music career with the s…

Weekly Music Video

This week's video is Moyo by Tanzanian singer Vanessa Mdee. It's the first single from her new EP Expensive. The audio for Moyo was uploaded at the end of June and the video premiered on 5th July, but I'm not sure when exactly the EP is out.

Moyo is sung in Swahili.



Did you know? Vanessa's sisters are media personality turned gospel singer Nancy Hebron and fellow singer Mimi Mars. The three of them collaborated on a gospel song called Beautiful Jesus last year. Visit this link to read more about the sisters and watch the video for Beautiful Jesus:
https://kiss100.co.ke/triple-threat-vanessa-mdee-and-her-sisters-nancy-hebron-and-mimi-mars-team-up-to-release-a-gospel-song-video/

For more Vanessa songs check out these posts:

Cash Madame: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2017/06/weekly-music-video_21.html

African Music (features her song Kisela): https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2017/10/african-music.html

Bounce: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2018/05/weekly-music-video…

New Teen Mom UK

Teen Mom UK (the British version of the successful Teen Mom franchise) is back for a 6th series! It starts next Wednesday and we'll get to catch up with Amber, Megan, Shannon, Sassi and Chloe and their families.

There are several new arrivals set to join the Teen Mom UK world, with both Shannon Wise and Amber Butler expecting their second babies, and Megan Salmon-Ferrari's ex Dylan Siggers is also having a baby with his new girlfriend Ree-Ane!

Shannon, 19, joined the show last summer for S4, and has son Theodore, 2, with her boyfriend Charlie. Last series we saw her taking a pregnancy test and discovering she was pregnant with her second baby. The news came as a shock, especially as she and Charlie had previously disagreed on whether to have another child (he didn't feel it was the right time to do that). Shannon is due this month and we'll get to see more of her pregnancy in the new episodes, as well as updates on her relationship with Charlie and how Theodore is doin…

Weekly Music Video

Today's music video is Raise Your Banner by Dutch band Within Temptation featuring Anders Fridén (from the Swedish band In Flames. It was the second single from their latest album Resist, which came out in February. Raise Your Banner was released last November.


You can also watch the lyric video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QdgoBYUHBU


For Supernova, another song from Resist, check out this post:
https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2019/02/weekly-music-video_27.html

If you'd like to listen to one of Sharon's songs from her 2017 solo album My Indigo, here's the lyric video for Out Of The Darkness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85VqEu5pIm8

New BANKS Album

Yesterday American singer BANKS  released her 3rd album which is (appropriately!) called III. Last a month I did an Upcoming Album Releases post about her album and Swedish/British singer Mabel's album Mad Love (due out in August). You can read it here: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2019/06/upcoming-album-releases.html

I was really looking forward to BANKS' new album, since I have her first two (Goddess and The Altar) and her EP LONDON, and really like them. III is also a good album; she's experimented with new sounds on here and still has a unique style. I'd say Gimme is the song most similar to her previous stuff.

III consists of 13 tracks, including the previously released single Gimme, Look What You're Doing To Me and the new song Contaminated, which just came out. My favourite songs are Gimme (I bought that when it came out), Hawaiian Mazes, Till Now, Stroke, Alaska and Propaganda.

Here some of my faves. Most of the videos are visualisers and if you watch…

Weekly Music Video

Today's video is Husn Parcham from the Bollywood film Zero. It's about a short man called Bauua Singh (played by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan) who becomes involved with two women, Aafia Yusufzai Bhinder (Anushka Sharma), a scientist who has cerebral palsy, and film star Babita Kumari (Katrina Kaif). The film was released last December.

Husn Parcham is the third song in Zero and the playback singers are Indian singer Bhoomi Trivedi and Indian American rapper/singer Raja Kumari.



I originally came across the lyrical video for this song (Hindi lyrics). You can check that out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jd-Anatu6_I

Interesting info: Shah Rukh's daughter Suhana was an assistant director on Zero.

I haven't seen this but it seems worth a watch. I did watch another Bollywood film over the weekend, Raaz 3. I've seen the first Raaz but not the 2nd one, Raaz: The Mystery Continues. I featured the first two in last year's post Bollywood Horror: https://starsp…

Dance Videos

Today I'm sharing some more dance videos. :) My last dance themed post was this Bollywood one in May: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2019/05/bollywood-dance-videos_24.html

This one features a variety of dance.

How to dance 5 basic Afrobeat moves Dance Tutorial by Presh Okosi

In my last dance post (see above) I mentioned I was planning to share more African dance videos. So I'm starting with this one by Nigerian dancer Presh Okosi. It's a tutorial for  basic Afrobeat moves. She's teaching her friend Winnie Badiki and viewers can follow along!


 For another beginners tutorial by Presh visit this post: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2019/04/dance-videos.html

And for African music/Afropop to dance your newfound moves to, check out these posts:

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

African Music: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2017/10/african-music.html

Mr Eazi feat. Efya- Skintight (Nigerian/Ghana…

Weekly Music Video

This is Easier, the latest single bu Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer. It was released in May and will be on their upcoming 4th studio album.


Read more about Easier and the new album here: https://www.popbuzz.com/exclusives/video/5sos-fourth-album-tracklist-title/

Want more 5SOS? Check out last summer's hit song Youngblood:https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2018/06/weekly-music-video_27.html