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Melanie Fiona Talks About The Pressure To “Sexualize” Her Music!!!

Posted in ALBUMS, INTERVIEWS, melanie fiona, MUSIC, NEW ALBUMS, NEW ARTIST, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, R&B, RNB, ROCNATION, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , on June 13, 2010 by JupiterDaTruth
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Melanie Fiona “Monday Morning” Official Video!!!

Posted in trueclefmusic with tags , , , on May 14, 2010 by JupiterDaTruth

I don’t think I ever posted a review for her debut album but if I had, I would have told you that there are maybe 3 good songs on the whole project.. Most of the tracks reach hard for Amy Winehouse but the majority fall short. Luckily, “Monday Morning” is one of my favorites. This song, “Sad Songs”, “It Kills Me”  and “Ah Yo” almost make the album worth purchasing but you’ll live without it…

Sounds pretty bleak huh, well the news isn’t all bad. Shortly before her album dropped, Melanie became closely affiliated with RocNation through Kanye West, whom she spent the last couple of years opening up for.. That’s great news, expect her next album to give much more then the first and her image to change dramatically…

TrueClefMusic: Best of 2009 & The Worst..

Posted in ALBUMS, amerie, ARTICLES, CHRIS BROWN, DEF JAM, JAY-Z, KANYE WEST, lady gaga, MARIAH CAREY, MUSIC, POPULAR MUSIC, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 12, 2010 by JupiterDaTruth

I had arranged an award type thing for the end of 09 but around that time is when I started having all sorts of issues with my internet and some b****a**ness from a few people I work with. No matter, new year, new beginnings and new employees. We’re still gonna talk about who really did 2009 and who could and should have come harder!

Top 5 albums of 2009:

1. Memoirs of An Imperfect Angel – Mariah Carey

2. The E.N.D – The Black Eyed Peas

3. The Blueprint III – Jay-Z

4. In A Perfect World – Keri Hilson

5. I Am Sasha Fierce – Beyonce

N: I know some of y’all are going to come for me for giving that to Mariah but the fact of the matter is; whether you’ve heard the album or not, it’s the best all around effort of 2009. No one can match the all in one songwriting, production, vocals and listenability.. Cop it and you’ll see exactly what I’m talking about.

I also enjoyed Chrisette’s Michele’s “Epiphany”, Rihanna’s “Rated R” and Ryan Leslie’s self-entitled debut.

Artist of 2009:

1. Drake

2. Lady Gaga

3. Beyonce

4. Keri Hilson

5. Kanye West

These are the artist who were everywhere last year, radio, MTV, award shows and most importantly, Billboard. Drake accomplished everything the other artist accomplished and did so without a record deal or much sponsorship, which is why he tops this list.

Songs of 2009:

1. Boom Boom Pow

2. I Gotta Feeling

3. Knock Ya Down

4. Heartless

5. PokerFace

These are the song you couldn’t escape last year. They were on at the gym, in the car, on your iPod and the guy eating his #1 with cheese across from you in the break room at work.. “Boom Boom Pow” tops this list because of it’s insane chart run. “I Gotta Feeling” follows for the same reason.

Producers of 2009:

1. Will.I.A.M

2. The Dream

3. Kanye West

4. Swizz Beatz

Will and The Dream lead the pack for outstanding production last year. Will SLAYED The Black Eyed Peas new album and The Dream’s work on Mariah Carey & Jamie Foxx’s efforts put him head and shoulders above the rest. Mr West came hard, working with nearly everyone and leaving nothing but fire in his wack. Swizz Beatz clowned on “The Blueprint III” I love that man, one of my favorite producers EVER!

Under the Radar:

Ciara could have not recorded an album at all and came out in better condition then her current state.. Her album had some promising tracks but of course she chose all the wrong singles, minus “Like A Surgeon” which didn’t even get a video.. Her fate is clear.. If she ever realizes that you can’t beat Beyonce by trying to be Beyonce then her powers may be restored..

Mariah Carey made one of the best albums of her 20 year career, was on a role but let her label select “I Wanna Know What Love Is” as her second single, which killed all the momentum her platinum selling top 10 hit “Obsessed” built. She then chose an okay 3rd single “H.A.T.E.U” but obviously the song and video alone weren’t enough to repair the crippled promo campaign. Mariah will re-release her album February 23rd. The project features collabos from many of the game’s big names and shows much promise.

Chris Brown didn’t wait, stay away long enough for the mothers and fathers of his 8 to 16 year old girl fan base to forgive him. His album sold somewhere around 100k it’s first week on shelves and his tour sells continue to lag. My advice to him is to complete his tour and go away. Leave music alone for at least a year and focus on acting..

Amerie made the album the game’s been waiting for but like many others was plagued with all the wrong singles.. Her current single featuring Fabolous may be able to save her but as of now Def Jam can change the locks on her at any time.. Hopefully they give her another chance and hopefully whomever has been selecting the singles for Def Jam’s chicks has been fired or killed off.  I hate to see good music wasted..

Melanie Fiona was facing a change of the locks as well but Kanye West intervened, having much to do with her recent RocNation endorsement. Her 2nd single “It Kills Me” is slay’n radio and pushing her debut album “The Bridge”. She’s very fortunate to have signed with The Roc.

Chrisette Michele hit it right on the head with “Epiphany”, an album which borrows heavily from Kanye’s “College Dropout” and Lauren Hill’s “The MisEducation of Lauren Hill”. I had extremely high hopes for her and this album but when she opted for “What You Do” as a second single over “Blame It On Me”, “Fragile” and “Mr Right”; I knew what her fate would be.. Def Jam really wasn’t on it last year from the promo side..

In conclusion, 2009 was a great year for music, much greater for some then others. 2010 will see new music from Mariah Carey, Jaheim, Erykah Badu, Kanye West, Drake, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, D’Angelo and others. It promises to be another epic year for music, I’m looking forward to it!

Melanie Fiona Talks About Debut Album

Posted in ALBUM COVERS, ALBUM DEBUTS, ALBUMS, ARTICLES, BILLBOARD, melanie fiona, MUSIC, NEW ALBUMS, NEW ARTIST, NEW MUSIC, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, R&B, RNB, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , , on October 31, 2009 by JupiterDaTruth

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“My album’s been ready since 2008 — over a year now — and although I’m not the first or the last artist to experience push-backs, it’s definitely a test to see who is in it for the long run,” Fiona tells Billboard.com, admitting she was nervous about losing momentum. “The type of music I make doesn’t fit the mold of pop or R&B, and sometimes it takes radio a bit longer to catch up. But now that the connection is there and things are coming together, I’m ready to release as many singles as we can.”

According to Fiona, the next single might be the very pertinent “Ay Yo,” with lyrics like, “I don’t do this for the glory, or for what people might say / I’m gonna do this my own way, starting today,” over horns and simplistic guitar strings.

As for the album itself, Fiona describes it as a set that “can bridge genres of music and eras of music — mix the old with the new and add something soulful to it. I wanted an album that would reflect who I am, how I was brought up and what influenced me musically and culturally.”

Tracks like the sassy first single, “Give It To Me Right,” which reached No. 57 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, and the doo-wop-influenced second single “It Kills Me,” currently No. 50 and still climbing, are perfect examples of those eclectic influences.

Other songs on the album include “Bang, Bang,” with tambourines and hollow drums; “Teach Him,” which finds Fiona tenderly schooling her partner about love over flamenco guitars; and the Motown-inspired “You Stop My Heart,” which she claims as one of her personal favorites, among others. “Each song lives on its own — no one song sounds like the other,” she says.

In addition to the album’s singles, Fiona will release video performances called “Subway Series” on music websites, in which she collaborates with street performers in different parts of the world. “I wanted people to have something to anticipate the album and further understand the concept of ‘The Bridge’,” she says, revealing that she recorded sessions in New York, U.K and Canada to be released biweekly leading up the release of the album. “I was so inspired by these people and their international appeal that I wanted to collaborate with them and show people that music doesn’t have to stay in a box — it can be stripped down to a beat box or a steel pan.”

Currently, Fiona is on a stateside promotional tour, during which she is visiting colleges, radio stations and hosting local meet-and-greets. In coming weeks, she will perform a couple of dates with Raphael Saadiq and Ryan Leslie. After the release of the album, she either plans on going on her own headlining tour or hopefully join treks with Queen Latifah,Wyclef Jean or former touring partner Kanye West (who she supported on the European leg of the “Glow In The Dark” tour last year).

Fiona will also appear on fellow Roc Nation signee Wale‘s debut album, “Attention Deficit,” to be released on Nov. 3 on Allido/Interscope (Fiona is managed by Roc Nation). And to keep the music coming, she is already planning the release of a sophomore album next year.

Source: Billboard

I didn’t know she was on Roc Nation! Very good!

Melanie Fiona “The Bridge” Full Album Preview!!!

Posted in ADS AND ENDORSEMENTS, ALBUM PREVIEWS, ALBUMS, MUSIC, NEW ALBUMS, NEW ARTIST, NEW MUSIC, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, R&B, RNB, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , , on October 18, 2009 by JupiterDaTruth

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Preview the entire debut album via myspace by clicking on the promo shot above!

Melanie Fiona Album Push Back…

Posted in ADS AND ENDORSEMENTS, ALBUMS, LIVE PERFORMANCES, MUSIC, NEW ALBUMS, NEW ARTIST, NEW MUSIC, NEWS, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM, VIDEO LIBRARY with tags , , , , , on September 1, 2009 by JupiterDaTruth

melanie fiona pushback

So… The album has been pushed back yet again. The label is aiming to debut “The Bridge” some time this fall, though no official date has been announced… Meantime she is readying her new single “It Kills Me”!

Peep this live performance of the new song:

Melanie Fiona New Video “Give It To Me Right”

Posted in ALBUMS, melanie fiona, NEW ALBUMS, NEW ARTIST, NEW MUSIC, NEW VIDEOS, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, R&B, RNB, SOUL, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM, VIDEO LIBRARY with tags , , , on May 9, 2009 by JupiterDaTruth

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The new artist is coming correct, looking a lot like Amy Winehouse in this new video. She really delivered with the first vid!

The album is called “The Bridge” and it will be on shelves soon!