February 8, 2013
Clive Davis: Billboard Power 100 Issue “Record Breaker”
To know Clive Davis is to love him. And most of America’s top selling artists have worked very closely with him, including the late Whitney Houston, Jennifer Hudson, Britney Spears, Tony Bennett, Alicia Keys, Usher and many more!
The legendary music man was celebrated this week at an event at L.A. hot spot The Redbury, where Billboard revealed their 2013 Power 100 List at an exclusive event, presented by Citi®, with leading music industry professionals.
The evening culminated with Clive Davis being honored with the Billboard Musical Visionary Award for his A&R work. The award will be renamed to Billboard’s Clive Davis Musical Visionary Award for future recipients.
This weekend, at the annual GRAMMY Awards, Clive will hold his annual party and will honor the life of Whitney Houston. After the jump, the Power 100 list and video of Clive and R&B artist Miguel talking about about Whitney.Read More
March 2, 2012
Spotlight Feature: Get To Know Hot New Pop Star — Carishma!
Pop singers are a dime-a-dozen, but it isn’t every day you come across one like Carishma, who has the seductive beauty of Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger and J.Lo!
MJ is always scouring the ‘net for young talent and it’s safe to say – Carishma is worth getting to know! So, we caught up with the Jersey girl about her career, her musical inspiration, what it was like working with Timbaland, and so much more!
Get to know Carishma:
I loved recording that song with Rodney Jerkins. I feel like it’s a really relatable song about first love, so to see it connect with so many people has been really exciting. At the same time, I am at the beginning of my journey so I am looking forward to putting out some more music and showing people other sides of myself. It was also great to work with someone as talented as Taj Stansberry, the video director. He also did J.Lo’s “On The Floor,” which has the 2nd most views of any music video on Youtube. He was great to work with, and really helped bring my vision to life on screen. It really portrays what my romantic night on a beach would be.
MJ: Tell me what your life is like now?
My life really hasn’t changed. I work really, really hard. I worked really hard during college at NYU and having recently graduated, I’m working just as hard at music but I love it so much more! Having a career in the music industry is a lot more work than most people think it is. It’s not just photo shoots and talking to media. I’m in rehearsals, in studio, recording and writing songs, doing vocal coaching, learning choreography, talking to my lovers on fb and twitter, and to bloggers like you!Read More
January 11, 2012
VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Talks Being “Sexy” And Her Own “Sasha Fierce”
Jennifer Hudson tells me she’s always considered herself “sexy.”
The one-time “American Idol” reject has since gone on to win countless awards (including a GRAMMY for Best R&B Album and an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in “Dreamgirls”), sold millions of albums, signed on to be the newest celebrity spokesperson for Weight Watchers, and most recently, become an author.
I got the chance to catch up with Jennifer on Tuesday night (Jan 10) in NYC, at a Good Housekeeping magazine event, where the sultry songstress (rocking a dress from Roland Mourat) was promoting her new book, I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down, tracing her 80-pound weight-loss journey.
With a new slim frame, I wondered — does she now consider herself “sexy?” Jennifer assured me that even as a big girl, “I always felt sexy — always — y’all just didn’t know.”
But it isn’t her busty chest or butt or legs she loves the most. “What’s this again?” she asked her publicist, pointing to her glowing neckline. “Your clavicle?” I suggested. “Yes, I’ve always loved that.”
Editor-in-Chief of Good Housekeeping, Rosemary Ellis, hosted the event, and welcomed a surprise visit from record executive Clive Davis, who is credited with giving Jennifer her first record deal and molding her music career into what it is today — a goldmine.
MICAH TV: CATCH MJ’S CHAT WITH SINGER-ACTRESS-AUTHOR JENNIFER HUDSON: