I have a tummy ache. It makes me angry, sad, and makes me feel like I’m being torchured for unknown reasons. I attempted to cure my tummy ache by listening to soothing music. I happened to stumble upon this song. All of a sudden, my tummy ache seemed like nothing. Random emotions burst through my mind as I listened to this wonderful piece. I thought of hope, peace and tranquility. Suddenly, the world was a good place. For once, it seemed flawless. It seemed flawless with no villains, no corrupt political leaders, and no horrific natural disasters. And then it stopped. The song ended, and I was forced to come back to reality.

So I pondered over various artists today and came to a sudden realization. I’m only focusing on American artists. What about all of those other amazing artists out there? What about them? Well, the soloist/ensemble above are my personal favorite in Asia. I’ll list them and my favorite song by them. I’m curious, have any of you heard of them? Let me know! Besides the groups listed above, do many of you listen to music from other countries?

2pm - Heartbeat

Jay Chou - Secret Piano Battle

SNSD - Run Devil Run

Super Junior - Everything! xp

Here’s a trivia fact of the day:

Run Devil Run was used as a cover song by Ke$ha. Bet you didn’t know that, did you? Oh, and for those of you who are familiar with Super Junior, are they coming to Akon?

The top 10 singles and albums on iTunes
Singles:
1. “Not Afraid,” Eminem
2. “OMG (feat. will.i.am),” Usher
3. “My First Kiss (feat. Ke$ha),” 3OH!3
4. “Airplanes (feat. Hayley Williams of Paramore),” B.o.B.
5. “Total Eclipse of the Heart (feat. Jonathan Groff),” Glee Cast
6. “Your Love Is My Drug,” Ke$ha
7. “Young Forever (feat. Mr. Hudson),” Jay-Z
8. “Alejandro,” Lady GaGa
9. “Break Your Heart (feat. Ludacris),” Taio Cruz
10. “Hey, Soul Sister,” Train
Albums:
1. “The Oracle,” Godsmack
2. “Diamond Eyes,” Deftones
3. “B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray,” B.o.B
4. “The Fame Monster (standard),” Lady GaGa
5. “Glee — The Music, Vol. 3 — Showstoppers,” Glee Cast
6. “Pass the Jar — Zac Brown Band and Friends (From the Fabulous Fox Theatre In Atlanta),” Zac Brown Band
7. “Court Yard Hounds,” Court Yard Hounds
8. “Need You Now,” Lady Antebellum
9. “The Generous Mr. Lovewell,” MercyMe
10. “Live At the Troubadour,” James Taylor, Carole King
My whole reason for posting these lists is because I constantly think of fluctuating music news today. Think about it. What mp3 device to most people commonly use in today’s modern society? Here’s a hint: It starts with an “i” and ends with a “pod”. That’s right folks, the biggest and best widespread mp3 device in the US is of course, Apple’s iPod. So what does that mean? Most of us (hah most) use iTunes to obtain our music. So here’s a chance for you to reflect on your past purchases and see if there is relation between what you bought, and what’s on the list. I have to say, I personally do have at least 2 songs from the list above. What does that mean? I’m awesome. That is all.

The top 10 singles and albums on iTunes

Singles:

1. “Not Afraid,” Eminem

2. “OMG (feat. will.i.am),” Usher

3. “My First Kiss (feat. Ke$ha),” 3OH!3

4. “Airplanes (feat. Hayley Williams of Paramore),” B.o.B.

5. “Total Eclipse of the Heart (feat. Jonathan Groff),” Glee Cast

6. “Your Love Is My Drug,” Ke$ha

7. “Young Forever (feat. Mr. Hudson),” Jay-Z

8. “Alejandro,” Lady GaGa

9. “Break Your Heart (feat. Ludacris),” Taio Cruz

10. “Hey, Soul Sister,” Train

Albums:

1. “The Oracle,” Godsmack

2. “Diamond Eyes,” Deftones

3. “B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray,” B.o.B

4. “The Fame Monster (standard),” Lady GaGa

5. “Glee — The Music, Vol. 3 — Showstoppers,” Glee Cast

6. “Pass the Jar — Zac Brown Band and Friends (From the Fabulous Fox Theatre In Atlanta),” Zac Brown Band

7. “Court Yard Hounds,” Court Yard Hounds

8. “Need You Now,” Lady Antebellum

9. “The Generous Mr. Lovewell,” MercyMe

10. “Live At the Troubadour,” James Taylor, Carole King

My whole reason for posting these lists is because I constantly think of fluctuating music news today. Think about it. What mp3 device to most people commonly use in today’s modern society? Here’s a hint: It starts with an “i” and ends with a “pod”. That’s right folks, the biggest and best widespread mp3 device in the US is of course, Apple’s iPod. So what does that mean? Most of us (hah most) use iTunes to obtain our music. So here’s a chance for you to reflect on your past purchases and see if there is relation between what you bought, and what’s on the list. I have to say, I personally do have at least 2 songs from the list above. What does that mean? I’m awesome. That is all.

CMT Awards. Yes, they are significant.

We are Texans and deep inside, we all appreciate a little country music.

Who lead the nominations at the upcoming CMT awards?

Aldean, Lady Antebellum, and Sugarland.

I’ve only heard of Lady Antebellum’s song “Need You Now”. I personally love it and hope at least a majority of you think it’s sentimental as well! Well that’s all for country music.

What else?

I was recently informed, on Myspace (R.I.P.), that Glee is hosting casting auditions. I strongly encourage all students who can dance, sing, or act to give it a shot! It would be totally amazing if one of our own Mac Arthur kids ended up on Glee! I could totally picture Xavier ending up on Glee. So that’s all for today folks.

TIME FOR SOME SUNDAY MORNING MILEY CYRUS BASHING - only to make myself feel better, of course.
Critics gladly slammed the star for her, um should we say, lack of diverse facial expressions? Apparently, she sucked. There. I said it. I’ll admit it seems a bit biased simply because I don’t like her but in all reality, she really sucks! This leads me to another topic. What’s up with all the Disney kids thinking they can all sing, dance and act? What the heck?! It’s like wow, you seriously can’t just pick one? Greediness is not attractive. There are so many wonderful musicians out there struggling to barely get out a single, and Disney kids are up there hogging up all of the attention. Does anyone else agree, or am I just rude on my own? Well that’s enough bashing for today.

TIME FOR SOME SUNDAY MORNING MILEY CYRUS BASHING - only to make myself feel better, of course.

Critics gladly slammed the star for her, um should we say, lack of diverse facial expressions? Apparently, she sucked. There. I said it. I’ll admit it seems a bit biased simply because I don’t like her but in all reality, she really sucks! This leads me to another topic. What’s up with all the Disney kids thinking they can all sing, dance and act? What the heck?! It’s like wow, you seriously can’t just pick one? Greediness is not attractive. There are so many wonderful musicians out there struggling to barely get out a single, and Disney kids are up there hogging up all of the attention. Does anyone else agree, or am I just rude on my own? Well that’s enough bashing for today.

He’s a tween hearthrob, a gentlemen, and of course, the star who topped both U.S. and Canadian charts.
The young star became the top of the U.S. pop album chart Wednesday and officially broke a record!
He became the youngest  solo male artist to achieve this feat since Stevie Wonder in 1963. Wow. He should give a tremendous shout out to all of his screaming tween fans out there.
Personally, I’m not a fan of Bieber but I must say he is quite a gentlemen. I had the pleasure of speaking with him on a personal online chat yesterday night. He seems fairly average and enjoys his time just as any other teenager would. Bieber has quite the charm and wit. He understands the concept of fame and clearly realizes that his screaming fans are what make him his money. Bieber is one smart cookie. So to all of you who aren’t fans of his singing, you should totally appreciate his knowledge and good morals.

He’s a tween hearthrob, a gentlemen, and of course, the star who topped both U.S. and Canadian charts.

The young star became the top of the U.S. pop album chart Wednesday and officially broke a record!

He became the youngest  solo male artist to achieve this feat since Stevie Wonder in 1963. Wow. He should give a tremendous shout out to all of his screaming tween fans out there.

Personally, I’m not a fan of Bieber but I must say he is quite a gentlemen. I had the pleasure of speaking with him on a personal online chat yesterday night. He seems fairly average and enjoys his time just as any other teenager would. Bieber has quite the charm and wit. He understands the concept of fame and clearly realizes that his screaming fans are what make him his money. Bieber is one smart cookie. So to all of you who aren’t fans of his singing, you should totally appreciate his knowledge and good morals.

Top 20 Concert Tours

1. Eric Clapton; $1,420,888; $102.85.

2. Jay-Z; $1,060,629; $83.14.

3. Michael Buble; $957,729; $82.14.

4. The Black Eyed Peas; $824,223; $63.14.

5. Trans-Siberian Orchestra; $773,410; $44.38.

6. John Mayer; $660,874; $61.12.

7. Lady Gaga; $592,559; $48.92.

8. Mariah Carey; $513,073; $98.92.

9. Guns N’ Roses; $483,894; $74.45.

10. Jeff Dunham; $346,942; $46.21.

11. Furthur; $302,151; $49.34.

12. Jason Aldean; $225,575; $32.05.

13. Breaking Benjamin / Three Days Grace; $222,273; $37.15.

14. Rain - A Tribute To The Beatles; $180,541; $46.96.

15. Zac Brown Band; $159,248; $33.23.

16. Mannheim Steamroller; $136,571; $57.23.

17. Harry Connick Jr.; $132,239; $67.20.

18. Three Days Grace; $130,123; $35.04.

19. Casting Crowns; $125,776; $26.17.

20. Nick Jonas & The Administration; $123,439; $39.31

Wow, I can happily say that I’m pretty satisifed with this list. I do know at least 50% of the artists on that list, so that’s saying something. I appreciate the diversity of the list and of course, the popularity of the artists.

Who’s excited about this? I know you all are looking forward to listening to Justin do his thang, or at least drool over the Jo Bro’s.
And the winner is…
Cutest Couple: Jacob & Bella
Tv Show: iCarly                
(what??? Sonny with a Chance is so much better!!! Not that I watch Disney Channel or anything…ahem moving on.)
Tv Actor: Dylan Sprouse
Tv Actress: Selena Gomez
Music Group: Black Eyed Pease
(The white girl in me wanted Coldplay to win.)
Female Singer: Taylor Swift
Male Singer: Jay-Z
Song: You Belong with Me - Taylor Swift
Movie: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squekquel
(Was that even good? I refuse to watch it.)
Movie Actor: Taylor Lautner
(Only when his shirt is off.)
Movie Actress: Miley Cyrus
(No comment)
Cartoon: SpongeBob SquarePants
Reality Show: American Idol
(Before the ratings horrifically tumbled)
Female Athlete: Misty May Treanor
(Who???)
Male Athlete: Ryan Sheckler
Video Game: Mario Kart
(Woot!! Although I suck =/ )
Book: Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
(I prefer Where the Sidewalk Ends)
Animated Movie: Up ♥♥♥♥ ———>  =D
Voice from an Animated Movie: Jim Carrey
So wow, that’s quite a long list. What do you think about the winners? Any questions, comments, concerns?

Who’s excited about this? I know you all are looking forward to listening to Justin do his thang, or at least drool over the Jo Bro’s.

And the winner is…

Cutest Couple: Jacob & Bella

Tv Show: iCarly                

(what??? Sonny with a Chance is so much better!!! Not that I watch Disney Channel or anything…ahem moving on.)

Tv Actor: Dylan Sprouse

Tv Actress: Selena Gomez

Music Group: Black Eyed Pease

(The white girl in me wanted Coldplay to win.)

Female Singer: Taylor Swift

Male Singer: Jay-Z

Song: You Belong with Me - Taylor Swift

Movie: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squekquel

(Was that even good? I refuse to watch it.)

Movie Actor: Taylor Lautner

(Only when his shirt is off.)

Movie Actress: Miley Cyrus

(No comment)

Cartoon: SpongeBob SquarePants

Reality Show: American Idol

(Before the ratings horrifically tumbled)

Female Athlete: Misty May Treanor

(Who???)

Male Athlete: Ryan Sheckler

Video Game: Mario Kart

(Woot!! Although I suck =/ )

Book: Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

(I prefer Where the Sidewalk Ends)

Animated Movie: Up ♥♥♥♥ ———>  =D

Voice from an Animated Movie: Jim Carrey

So wow, that’s quite a long list. What do you think about the winners? Any questions, comments, concerns?

Rihanna VS. Ke$ha  DUN DUN DUN DUNNNNN.
Rihanna’s (highly inappropriate) rude boy song is up against Ke$sha’s Tik Tok. Everyone likes both but who is the true winner? You tell me. I personally dislike Rihanna’s song simply because it’s not cute, at all. Thanks Rihanna for corrupting the minds of children that are already living in a world filled with bad things. At least Ke$ha was slick about it. Rihanna just plain went all out in the open. I don’t approve. So listen to Andy J’s mashup mix and tell me which song you prefer listening to.

Rihanna VS. Ke$ha  DUN DUN DUN DUNNNNN.

Rihanna’s (highly inappropriate) rude boy song is up against Ke$sha’s Tik Tok. Everyone likes both but who is the true winner? You tell me. I personally dislike Rihanna’s song simply because it’s not cute, at all. Thanks Rihanna for corrupting the minds of children that are already living in a world filled with bad things. At least Ke$ha was slick about it. Rihanna just plain went all out in the open. I don’t approve. So listen to Andy J’s mashup mix and tell me which song you prefer listening to.