Music – Lipstiq.com http://www.lipstiq.com Fashion and Beauty Magazine Malaysia Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:01:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.2 Scottish Synthpop Band Chvrches To Collaborate With Rozella For Tiger Jams http://www.lipstiq.com/2016/127496/scottish-synthpop-band-chvrches-to-collaborate-with-rozella-for-tiger-jams http://www.lipstiq.com/2016/127496/scottish-synthpop-band-chvrches-to-collaborate-with-rozella-for-tiger-jams#respond Fri, 26 Aug 2016 03:28:03 +0000 http://www.lipstiq.com/?p=127496

Tiger Jams - Rozella

Scottish synthpop band Chvrches has spoken, and they’ve chosen Kota Kinabalu’s electronica artist, Rozella – one of the three Tiger Jams finalists – for a special Tiger Jams collaboration. Props for being the lucky ones, Rozella!

Chvrches and Rozella will be working together on a track titled “Home To You” which depicts the contrast of “being in the big city with bright lights and missing the serenity of home and island life. It was written by Rozella in guidance of electropop prince Darren Ashley.

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Rozella, who got selected over Son of a Policeman and Donamarie, recounts that her conversation with Chvrches via a video chat session was surreal, and that they shared industry insights with her, for instance how “people will always have an opinion” and it’s important for her to trust her gut feel to do what is right by her.

Photo: Musicfeeds
Photo: Musicfeeds

Chvrches told Rozella that they “loved the simplicity of the track”, which allows them experimental space to fuse their sounds and incorporate voice chopping. Without a doubt, Chvrches’ expertise and experience will benefit Rozella along her journey of being groomed toward being a more established artist.

Electro-pop trio Chvrches – comprising Iain Cook, Martin Doherty and Lauren Mayberry – released their debut studio album The Bones of What you Believe in 2013, which earned them widespread critical acclaim. Their second album Every Open Eye was out in 2015 and this year, they wrote the original track for the action-adventure platform video game Mirror’s Edge Catalyst.

Tiger Jams Centrestage

Along with the Top 3 contestants from Tiger Jams Rozella, Son of a Policeman and Donamarie, Chvrches highlights Tiger Jams Centerstage, which takes place on September 2nd 2016 at Rhapsody Square, TREC. Asian acts The Sam Willows (Singapore), ToNick (Hong Kong), and homegrown Darren Ashley will also be performing.

On top of that, the venue, Rhapsody Square, will showcase art pieces by Tiger Jams local visual artists, Donald Abraham, Kenji Chai and Flex, who were also instrumental in the creative production of each of the three finalists’ music videos done for their Tiger Jams original track.

To obtain exclusive passes to Tiger Jams Centerstage, access Tiger Beer’s Facebook page or www.tigerjams.com.

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iFlix Launches Curated Playlists By Over 50 Of Malaysia’s Entertainment Icons http://www.lipstiq.com/2016/127417/iflix-launches-curated-playlists-by-over-50-of-malaysias-entertainment-icons http://www.lipstiq.com/2016/127417/iflix-launches-curated-playlists-by-over-50-of-malaysias-entertainment-icons#respond Wed, 24 Aug 2016 06:56:34 +0000 http://www.lipstiq.com/?p=127417

iflix

Iflix today announced the launch of its groundbreaking ‘playlists’ feature, curated by more than 50 of Malaysia’s most influential personalities and entertainment icons.

With this new feature, iflix users will be able to follow their favourite celebrities’s personally curated playlists to find out what are their favourite tunes and movies; and receive notifications when those playlists are updated.

This way, members can find new TV shows and movies from the people they already love!

Among the entertainment icons and celebrities featured are Afdlin Shauki, Sazzy Falak, Maya Karin, Diana Danielle, Sasha Saidin, Dynas Mokhtar, Juliana Evans, Zain Saidin, Amber Chia, Hannah Tan, Linora Low, Resh, and many more.

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Apart form the ‘Playlists’ feature, iflix also offering the specially curated ‘Collection’ playlists with popular themes such as:

  • #onlyoniflix featuring the many highly acclaimed and award winning shows.

  • Superhero Squad featuring television and cinema’s greatest heroes including Captain America, Thor, The Dark Knight, Flash, Ironman, Arrow, and more.

  • Bromance featuring Hollywood’s greatest male pairings including Starsky & Hutch, Rush Hour, Dude, Where’s My Car and more.

  • To Infinity and Beyond featuring the most iconic and popular current sci-fi movies and shows including Starship Troopers, Dr. Who, Falling Skies, The 100, X-Files and more.

  • Paranormal Activities featuring the most terrifying and enthralling horror films including The Exorcist, The Omen, The Sixth Sense, The Blair Witch Project, What Lies Beneath and more.

  • Sing Alongs featuring everyone’s all-time favourite musical dramas, comedies, documentaries and productions including Glee, Empire, Chicago, Nashville, School of Rock, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never and more.

Take your pick :)

For new subscribers, iflix offers a complimentary 30-day trial with full access to its service, features and content. Click here to register.

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Beyonce’s Songwriter Reveals Who Is “Becky With The Good Hair” http://www.lipstiq.com/2016/126323/beyonces-songwriter-reveals-who-is-becky-with-the-good-hair http://www.lipstiq.com/2016/126323/beyonces-songwriter-reveals-who-is-becky-with-the-good-hair#respond Fri, 05 Aug 2016 03:43:14 +0000 http://www.lipstiq.com/?p=126323
Photo: Youtube
Photo: Youtube

When Beyonce’s “Sorry” hit the screens, her fans were enraged when they heard the lyrics “He only want me when I’m not there / He better call Becky with the good hair”. The Bey-hive went on a social media rampage, trying to figure out who “Becky” was.

The main suspect was fashion designer Rachel Roy (who really does have good hair). Rita Ora and Taylor Swift also subsequently got the heat.

Photo: AJC.com
Photo: AJC.com

Recently, songwriter Diana Gordon decided to come clean and reveal who “Becky with the good hair” is, and it turned out to be NO ONE! That’s right, it was nothing more than just a lyric.

“I laughed, like this is so silly. Where are we living?” Diana Gordon told Entertainment Weekly. “I was like, ‘What day in age from that lyric do you get all of this information? Is it really telling you all that much, accusing people?”

Okay, Bey-hive, you guys can retire from accusations and get back to work, until a new songs pops out of course.

[Source]

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Kesha Drops Assault Claims Against Dr Luke & Here’s Why http://www.lipstiq.com/2016/126169/kesha-drops-assault-claims-against-dr-luke-heres-why http://www.lipstiq.com/2016/126169/kesha-drops-assault-claims-against-dr-luke-heres-why#respond Wed, 03 Aug 2016 01:44:42 +0000 http://www.lipstiq.com/?p=126169
Photo: BBC UK
Photo: BBC UK

Kesha’s lawyer has confirmed that the pop singer has dropped her allegations against Dr. Luke in Los Angeles, but she will continue her battle in New York. She will focus all her legal efforts in New York, including the one that prevented her from leaving Dr. Luke’s Kemosabe records.

The reason for this quite an apparent one, her music. Kesha’s lawyer also revealed that she has submitted 28 new songs to Luke’s label and has a “strong desire to release her next album and single as soon as possible”.

Screen cap from Twitter
Screen cap from Twitter

Dr. Luke has denied all of Kesha’s allegations since 2005, and claims that she made up the story to get out of her recording contract. He has worked with musicians like Katy Perry, One Direction and Maroon 5 in the past, with no charges pressed against him.

[Source 1,2]

 

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Tom Hiddleston Cannot Be The Face of Armani Because He’s Dating Taylor Swift http://www.lipstiq.com/2016/126122/tom-hiddleston-cannot-be-the-face-of-armani-because-hes-dating-taylor-swift http://www.lipstiq.com/2016/126122/tom-hiddleston-cannot-be-the-face-of-armani-because-hes-dating-taylor-swift#respond Tue, 02 Aug 2016 02:37:08 +0000 http://www.lipstiq.com/?p=126122
Photo: Splash News
Photo: Splash News

Looks like nothing good comes out of dating Taylor Swift. Apart from her writing break-up songs about you, you also risk losing sought-after modelling contracts.

Tom Hiddleston was shortlisted as the new face of Armani, but was then ruled out because–wait for it–he’d be replacing Calvin Harris, who also dated Taylor. Calvin Harris was promoting the Italian label’s winter collection, and Armani is now looking for a new face to represent the brand.

Photo: Armani/ E Online
Photo: Armani/ E Online

Apparently, an insider from Armani told the media that Armani didn’t want to get meddled in the whole Hiddleswift-Harris drama. Well, it would be awkward, given that Calvin Harris will once again be replaced by Tom Hiddleston, albeit in a different scenario.

“Armani see themselves as classier than that and think that a rising sports star may suit their current needs better.” the source was quoted as saying. “Armani would hate to be seen as getting PR for their brand by riding on Taylor Swift’s coat tails, so Tom will not get the job.”

The Italian label also said they were looking for someone in their early thirties, so Tom may be a tad too old. Choose your woman wisely, people!

[Source 1,2]

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Halsey Opens Up About Performing Just Hours After Suffering A Miscarriage http://www.lipstiq.com/2016/126106/halsey-opens-up-about-performing-just-hours-after-suffering-a-miscarriage http://www.lipstiq.com/2016/126106/halsey-opens-up-about-performing-just-hours-after-suffering-a-miscarriage#respond Tue, 02 Aug 2016 02:00:49 +0000 http://www.lipstiq.com/?p=126106
Photo: Halsey
Photo: Halsey

21-year-old singer Halsey, whose real name is Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, recently opened up about a horrific ordeal that took place a few hours before she was set to perform in Chicago in 2015.

The singer, who shot to fame at record-breaking speed last year, got pregnant on tour and suffered a miscarriage.

Photo: MTV
Photo: MTV

“I’m like, ‘I have to cancel this show!’” the singer said. “And everyone’s kind of like, ‘Well, it’s Vevo LIFT, and it’s three million impressions, so …’ No one knew what to do.”

“It’s the angriest performance that I’ve ever done in my life,” Halsey mentioned.

Yet, she made the shocking decision to continue with the performance, taking two painkillers and requesting for adult diapers.

Photo: Supplied
Photo: Supplied

“This thing, this music, Halsey, whatever it is that I’m doing, took precedence and priority over every decision that I made regarding this entire situation from the moment I found out until the moment it went wrong. I walked offstage and went into the parking lot and just started throwing up.”

She admitted it was her choice to perform that night, and blamed the miscarriage on her hectic lifestyle. She added that she was overworked, up until the point where she needed bags of IVs every couple of weeks because she was anaemic and fainting. She is still beating herself up for it.

How heartbreaking..

[Source 1, 2]

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Adele-Inspired Cabaret Show Is Coming To Malaysia This September http://www.lipstiq.com/2016/126034/adele-inspired-cabaret-show-is-coming-to-malaysia-this-september http://www.lipstiq.com/2016/126034/adele-inspired-cabaret-show-is-coming-to-malaysia-this-september#respond Mon, 01 Aug 2016 08:58:52 +0000 http://www.lipstiq.com/?p=126034
Photo: Adelaide Now
Photo: Adelaide Now

Adele fans, warm up your vocal chords and learn the words to every song because you will need both this September!

Milestone Production will be bringing an award-winning performance celebrating the life and songs of Adele, exclusively to Malaysia next month. The show, “Rumour Has It – Adele’s Life And Songs”, will feature all of Adele’s chart-chopping hits like “Someone Like You”, “Rolling in the Deep”, “Skyfall”, as well as her story and rise to fame.

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Since its debut in Brisbane back in 2013, the production has toured more than a dozen of major cities in Australia, sweeping multiple international award along the way. This contemporary performance has also earned good reviews for its humour, musical prowess and the celebration of a woman who is not afraid to reveal her deepest emotions.

Photo: The Little Red Company
Photo: The Little Red Company

Former The Voice Australia contestant Naomi Price will be taking on the lead role as Adele. Apart from appearing on The Voice, Naomi is a stage actress and singer, and has provided vocals for artists and performed as a soloist with music theatre composer Scott Alan.

“Rumour Has It” arrives in Kuala Lumpur on the 21st to 25th September at KLPAC. Ticket prices start at RM 150, subject to GST and booking fee. There will be an early bird discount until 21 August 2016, so hurry over to Milestone Production to get your tickets.

Catch a preview here:

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Ariana Grande & Boyfriend Ricky Alvarez Call It Quits http://www.lipstiq.com/2016/125765/ariana-grande-boyfriend-ricky-alvarez-call-it-quits http://www.lipstiq.com/2016/125765/ariana-grande-boyfriend-ricky-alvarez-call-it-quits#respond Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:58:39 +0000 http://www.lipstiq.com/?p=125765
Photo: InTouch Weekly
Photo: InTouch Weekly

If you didn’t even know that Ariana had a boyfriend in the first place, it’s not your fault, the “Dangerous Woman” singer has been quite private about her dating life.

It also doesn’t matter anymore, because Ariana Grande and her back-up dancer boyfriend, Ricky Alvarez, have ended their relationship after a year.

Sources have confirmed that the couple ended their relationship on good terms, and they’re still friends. They just found it really difficult to make it work due to busy schedules and other reasons.

Back in March, Ariana and Ricky were photographed making out at an after-party in New York after appearing on Saturday Night Live. The 23-year old singer has since deleted all of her couple photos with Ricky Alvarez on Instagram.

We hope Ariana is doing okay, and boys, step up your your game!

[Source]

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Taylor Swift Didn’t Get A Single Solo Nomination For The 2016 MTV VMAs http://www.lipstiq.com/2016/125704/taylor-swift-didnt-get-a-single-solo-nomination-for-the-2016-mtv-vmas http://www.lipstiq.com/2016/125704/taylor-swift-didnt-get-a-single-solo-nomination-for-the-2016-mtv-vmas#respond Wed, 27 Jul 2016 04:46:56 +0000 http://www.lipstiq.com/?p=125704
Photo: Getty Images
Photo: Getty Images

The nominees for the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards were just announced, and shockingly, Taylor Swift was not on the list. Beyoncé leads the list with 11 nominations for her Lemonade visuals, while Adele landed eight nods for “Hello” and “Send My Love (To Your New Lover).”

Swift led the pack of honourees at last year’s VMAs with 10 nominations for “Bad Blood.” Having said that, it’s possible that she isn’t eligible this year due to the amount of awards she took home in 2015 and the fact that her album was released in late 2014.

Photo: Getty Images
Photo: Getty Images

In the past year, the 26-year-old six-time VMA winner released three music videos from 1989 – “Wildest Dreams,” “Out of the Woods,” and “New Romantics.” Perhaps Kimye would be pleased that the insane “Famous” drama has really taken a toll on Swift’s career..

Her ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris did get a nomination for “This Is What You Came For,” featuring Rihanna, which she co-wrote though.

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 26: 2016 MTV Video Music Awards - Nominations Announcement on July 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for MTV)
Getty Images

To unveil the nominations for Video of the Year, MTV unveiled a panoramic mural created by world-renowned visual artists BD White, John Paul Ogrodnick (JPO), Damien Mitchell, Marc Evan, Resa, BKFoxx, Queen Andrea, Hektad, Giz, Such and Poem One at the First Street Green Art Park in New York’s East Village.

The nominees for Best Song of Summer will be announced at a later date.

The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards airs live from NYC’s Madison Square Garden on August 28, at 9 p.m. (U.S ET) and on Monday, 29 August at 9am (MY). It will then air live on MTV LIVE HD on Tuesday, 30 August at 8.30pm (MY).

Here’s the full list of nominations for the 2016 MTV VMAs:

 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Adele – “Hello”

Director: Xavier Dolan

Beyoncé – “Formation”

Director: Melina Matsoukas

Drake – “Hotline Bling”

Director: Director X

Justin Bieber – “Sorry”

Director: Parris Goebel

Kanye West – “Famous”

Director: Kanye West

 

BEST FEMALE VIDEO

Adele – “Hello”

Director: Xavier Dolan

Beyoncé – “Hold Up”

Director: Jonas Åkerlund, Beyoncé Knowles Carter

Sia – “Cheap Thrills”

Director: Lior Molcho

Ariana Grande – “Into You”

Director: Hannah Lux Davis

Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work” (short version)

Director: Director X

 

BEST MALE VIDEO

Drake – “Hotline Bling”

Director: Director X

Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”

Director: Cris

Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”

Director: Emil Nava

Kanye West – “Famous”

Director: Kanye West

The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”

Director: Grant Singer

 

BEST COLLABORATION

Beyoncé ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Freedom”

Director:  Beyoncé Knowles Carter, Kahlil Joseph

Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Work From Home”

Director: Director X

Ariana Grande ft. Lil Wayne – “Let Me Love You”

Director: Grant Singer

Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”

Director: Emil Nava

Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work” (short version)

Director: Director X

 

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO

Drake – “Hotline Bling”

Director: Director X

Desiigner – “Panda”

Director: Paul Geusebroek

Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”

Director: Cris

Chance The Rapper featuring Saba – “Angels”

Director: Austin Vesely

2 Chainz – “Watch Out”

Director: Motion Family

 

BEST POP VIDEO

Adele – “Hello”

Director: Xavier Dolan

Beyoncé – “Formation”

Director: Melina Matsoukas

Justin Bieber – “Sorry”

Director: Parris Goebel

Alessia Cara – “Wild Things”

Director: Aaron A

Ariana Grande – “Into You”

Director: Hannah Lux Davis

 

BEST ROCK VIDEO

All Time Low – “Missing You”

Director: Patrick Tracy

Coldplay – “Adventure Of A Lifetime”

Director: Mat Whitecross

Fall Out Boy ft. Demi Lovato – “Irresistible”

Director: Wayne Isham

twenty one pilots – “Heathens”

Director: Andrew Donoho

Panic! At The Disco – “Victorious”

Director: Brandon Dermer

 

BEST ELECTRONIC VIDEO

Calvin Harris & Disciples – “How Deep Is Your Love”

Director: Emil Nava

99 Souls ft. Destiny’s Child & Brandy – “The Girl Is Mine”

Director: Ludovic Zuili / Simon Bouisson

Mike Posner – “I Took A Pill In Ibiza”

Director: Jon Jon Augustavo

Afrojack – “SummerThing!”

Director: Sam Sneed

The Chainsmokers ft. Daya – “Don’t Let Me Down”

Director: Marcus Kuhne

 

BREAKTHROUGH LONG FORM VIDEO

Florence + The Machine – The Odyssey

Beyoncé – Lemonade

Justin Bieber – PURPOSE: The Movement

Chris Brown – Royalty

Troye Sivan – Blue Neighbourhood Trilogy

 

BEST NEW ARTIST

Presented by Taco Bell®

Bryson Tiller

Desiigner

Zara Larsson

Lukas Graham

DNCE

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES

Presented by Orbit® Gum

 

BEST ART DIRECTION

Beyoncé – “Hold Up”

Production Designer: Jason Hougaard

Fergie – “M.I.L.F. $”

Production Designer: Alexander Delgado

Drake – “Hotline Bling”

Production Designer: Jeremy MacFarlane

David Bowie – “Blackstar”

Production Designer: Jan Houllevigue

Adele – “Hello”

Production Designer: Colombe Raby

 

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Beyoncé – “Formation”

Choreographer: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, Dana Foglia

Missy Elliott ft. Pharrell – “WTF (Where They From)”

Choreographer: Hi-Hat

Beyoncé – “Sorry”

Choreographer: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, Dana Foglia, Anthony Burrell, Beyoncé Knowles Carter

FKA Twigs – “M3LL155X”

Choreographer: FKA Twigs

Florence + The Machine – “Delilah”

Choreographer: Holly Blakey

 

BEST DIRECTION

Beyoncé – “Formation”

Director: Melina Matsoukas

Coldplay – “Up&Up”

Director: Vania Heymann, Gal Muggia

Adele – “Hello”

Director: Xavier Dolan

David Bowie – “Lazarus”

Director: Johan Renck

Tame Impala – “The Less I Know The Better”

Director: CANADA

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Beyoncé – “Formation”

Cinematographer: Malik Sayeed

Adele – “Hello”

Cinematographer: André Turpin

David Bowie – “Lazarus”

Cinematographer: Crille Forsberg

Alesso – “I Wanna Know”

Cinematographer: Corey Jennings

Ariana Grande – “Into You”

Cinematographer: Paul Laufer

 

BEST EDITING

Beyoncé – “Formation”

Editor: Jeff Selis

Adele – “Hello”

Editor: Xavier Dolan

Fergie – “M.I.L.F. $”

Editor: Vinnie Hobbs

David Bowie – “Lazarus”

Editor: Johan Söderberg

Ariana Grande – “Into You”

Editor: Hannah Lux Davis

 

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Coldplay – “Up&Up”

VFX Editor: Vania Heymann

FKA Twigs – “M3LL155X”

VFX Editor: Lewis Saunders, Jihoon Yoo

Adele – “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)”

VFX Editor: Sam Sneade

The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”

VFX Editor: Bryan Smaller

Zayn – “PILLOWTALK”

VFX Editor: David Smith

[Source 1, 2]

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Kesha Bounces Back By Announcing Summer Tour Dates With Her Horse http://www.lipstiq.com/2016/125295/kesha-bounces-back-by-announcing-summer-tour-dates-with-her-horse http://www.lipstiq.com/2016/125295/kesha-bounces-back-by-announcing-summer-tour-dates-with-her-horse#respond Wed, 20 Jul 2016 01:38:21 +0000 http://www.lipstiq.com/?p=125295
Photo: Jennifer Graylock/WireImage
Photo: Jennifer Graylock/WireImage

After going on a rough patch battling a lawsuit against her record label and almost barred from performing at the Billboard Music Awards, Kesha has announced that she will be going on a tour this summer (with her horse) and also promises fans new songs.

 

Kesha is also breaking away from her former persona, with $ sign dropped from her name, and we can also expect to see lesser glitter on her face.

“Hey, guys! Are you coming to hang this summer with us? We’re going on tour, me and the horse,”,” she said on an Instagram video. “I’m playing songs you’ve never heard me play before and I may never play again.”

Her 17-city tour only revolves around the United States, but hey, we’re ecstatic that she’s back on the road again, doing what she loves. Much love for you, Kesha! 💋

[Source 1,2]

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