To say a singer has matured is to applaud him/her for his/her hardwork and good grasp of singing technique. To say that of Jackie Evancho seems to be a little too early in the game. She's but only 11 year old! And this is her third CD (technically, the 2nd by a record label). Yet, after selling platinum for the first and now 1/4 of the way towards that for the 2nd (after a mere month), … more
The little girl who sold a million debut CDs in 2010 (making her the youngest artist with a platinum) has released another winner 3 weeks ago. She is one of the few singers who made me want to wake up in the morning & rush out to the store to get her music! Awesome! This CD was released in mid June and in less than a month, more than 1/4 million … more
Sharrie posted a Quick Tip about Ronan Parke.
July 06, 2011
He may not have won the Britain's Got Talent 2011 but he's going to be a big star one day! Watch out for Ronan, he's one talent not to be missed out on (despite being a mere 12 year old)! Nonetheless, he's still the runner up for the contest! Unfortunately YouTube has disabled the video for embedding. Links to Ronan's singing are as follows: Audition: http://youtu.b … more
If at the age of 11, she sings like this (make sure you watch the video), one wonders what the world holds for her at 21! Oh boy, this little girl not only is the youngest singer to have a platinum album under her name, she's God's gift to the world! Yes, we certainly got a new superstar. Not only so, this is a voice that's unrivaled. Not even Susan Boyle can beat … more
Sharrie posted a Quick Tip about Andy Lau.
May 01, 2011
I admire Andy Lau not for his good looks but more for his business acumen and his persistence in his singing career. I heard him sing in his first album and I thought to myself that if this guy can really sing, anyone can sing! But he worked on it and eventually he became one of the most popular singers in the last 2 decades. Yes, he can sing now! And for that I kowtow to him. This guy has got what … more
Sharrie posted a Quick Tip about Lea Salonga.
December 11, 2010
She is a Filipino and she was real young when she first began singing, at 7! Lea Salongo is famous for her works in Miss Saigon, Les Miserables & Mulan. Terrific singer and one who has such passion & powerful voice. Love her! Lea has such a distinctive voice that even if you don't know her name, you'd have recognized her voice! Indeed, she sang in Aladdin! … more
If Guantanamera is the song that symbolizes Cuba, then this is one for Argentina. The song had been recorded by many famous artists like Carpenters, Elaine Page, Madonna, Sarah Brightman & Donna Summer.
Sharrie posted a Quick Tip about Guantanamera.
December 11, 2010
The most famous Cuban song and one which I have loved since listening to it for the first time as a child. It was a song from one of my aunt's album and this song was so familiar that when I was in Cuba some 30 years later I felt like home! Spanish language English language Yo soy un hombre sincero De donde crece la palma Y antes de morirme quiero … more
Sharrie posted a Quick Tip about Besame Mucho.
December 11, 2010
Romantic ballads are as old as time and yet this one survives many generations. Many famous singers have sung this Spanish song written in the 40s. Here are the lyrics & a few versions from famous singers. Original lyrics Translation Bésame, bésame mucho, Como si fuera esta noche la última vez. Bésame, bésame … more
Sharrie posted a Quick Tip about Vivo Per Lei.
December 11, 2010
An excellent duet and one of my favorites from Andrea Bocelli. Bocelli did a few version with female singers like Georgia, Marta Sanchez and Hayley Westenra. I've embed a few videos of different versions for your listening pleasure. Enjoy...
A 10 year old Soprano?! Goodness. Extraordinary! She sang like an angel and has 2 albums under her name! Absolutely amazing! Have you seen anything like it? Her last album (O Holy Night) released on Nov. 16, 2010 has reached a record #1 sale on Amazon.com best selling music even before it was out making her the best selling 2010 debut artist & the youngest solo artist … more
You cannot get to know about Richard Clayderman's music without knowing Ballade Pour Adeline to begin with. That essentially is his signature tune. The ballad was written by another French composer Paul de Senneville as a tribute to his daughter Adeline. That was back then in 1976. The album has since been sold in 38 countries, a record 22 million copies. … more
Simply a melody, one as beautiful as this, will bring you back to a time when life is hopeful and blissful. I know, I sound like I had some terminal illness or something. No, not really. My friend does. However, that's not the point of writing this review. Raymond Lefevre is a name that I had almost forgotten. Until I was writing a review about Pierre Porte, another musician … more
Pierre Porte is a French composer. He has an orchestra named after him, the Pierre Porte Orchestra. I first heard him in the era of Richard Clayderman and that's some 2 decades ago. Pierre Porte music is mostly found only in Japan & Europe since I've never actually come across his music on other made CDs. In fact, I've only one of his collections and have had no idea where to get his … more
Ricky Martin is probably best known for La Copa De La Vida. It is such an upbeat song that even for someone who is not into loud music I still enjoy it tremendously. That's an awesome piece of music. Very football-y :D It is definitely one of the best football songs I've ever had the pleasure to listen to. This one has certainly make its mark in our consciousness, hasn't it? … more
Born under the shadow of an equally famous father (Julio Iglesias), Enrique took his time to make his mark and made it he did! The beauty of latino music is that it has the element of romance in it. For some reasons, the Spaniards, Filipinos and Indonesians are great in this type of music. Many artistes from these countries are a natural when it comes to singing romantic ballads. As far as Enrique … more
We are a musically inclined family and music is embedded in our genes. My grandfather composed music and was a conductor and my father still writes original music and performs regularly. I was raised mostly on classical that my mother is fond of and it is still my preference despite the enormous variety of what I listened to in adolescence. When I was pregnant with baby E, playing classical for her … more
Like Sashimi, he's an acquired taste. Like red wine, he gets even better as he aged... I didn't know that I'd like him as much as I'd at this moment. I had began to listen to Andrea Bocelli over some 10 years ago. He must have improved a great deal since, or else it's digital mastering that's making him a great singer! What I'm listening … more