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My American Music Awards review

Posted in American Music Awards review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 23, 2009 by lightcandy

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The AMA’s were filled some of the music biz’s hottest entertainers… From the iconic nostalgia of Janet Jackson to the innovative hip hop stylings of the Black Eyed Peas, and the pillar of diva strength displayed by Whitney Houston There was some great energy in the performances of Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood Lola’s (Jennifer Lopez) “comeback” actually showed up in her performance, as she had to recover from an impromptu fall in the middle of her stimulating presentation Jay Z brought “The Don” swag with the pinky ring to match in his New York “Empire State Of Mind” song, an electrifying exhibition with the beautiful and talented Alicia Keys.She also unveiled her new single “Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart” in an engaging performance. Other honorable mentions include Kelly Clarkson (beautiful vocals),

Rihanna’s outfit ,

Mary J Blige (a soulful delivery only she can give)

and Lady Gaga (who seems to always stun and prove that she’s a talent force to be reckoned with)

Taylor Swift racked up winning 5, yes 5 AMA’s! She won more than the late, great Michael Jackson (expected to sweep his categories), whom she also beat for “Artist Of The Year”! Whoa… However, MJ garnered 4 trophies over the course of the evening, and broke the record for artist with the most American Music Awards totaling 23! …


Whitney Houston… courage and enough light to still set our hearts a blaze

Janet Jackson… opened the night with all the moves we know and love

Black Eyed Peas… really enjoyed their medley

Carrie Underwood… Get it Miss Carrie!

Jay Z and Alicia Keys… NICE

Mary J Blige… new single, passionate performance, classic Mary… gotta love it

Jennifer Lopez… she gave it up… nice recovery “Lola” (her new alias), true pro

Lady Gaga… strange, creative and gaga-rific


A tribute to a few great duets…

Posted in A tribute to a few great duets with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 6, 2009 by lightcandy

Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson…”Scream”-an electric,brother/sister duo,oozing of greatness

Brandy and Monica…”The Boy Is Mine”-straight classic. Two of R&B’s young diva’s holding down the nineties

Usher and Alicia Keys … “My Boo”- two young R&B superstars giving it up…

BeBe and CeCe Winans…”Addictive Love”… smooth,silky,beautiful,powerful and passionate vocals from one of gospels best duo’s

Celine Dion and R. Kelly … “I’m Your Angel” -sang and delivered by two of the music industry’s extremely talented

Zhane…”DJ play that song”-cute,soul party gem

Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell…”Ain’t nothin’ like the real thang”-true ear candy by Motown’s greatest duo

Hall and Oats…”I can’t go for that”-it was a crap shoot to pick a song from these two. Sooo many greats


Luther Vandross and Beyonce… “The Closer I Get To You” – Beautiful rendition of a classic

Rick James and Teena Marie…”Fire and Desire”-need I say more? One of the funkiest duo’s I know of…

Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney”Ebony and Ivory”-a clever, inspirational song by two legends

Ashford and Simpson…”Solid as Rock”-powerful writing,singing,performance duo

Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole…”Unforgettable”-a dreamy version between father and daughter of an ‘unforgettable’ย  ballad

Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald… “What a fool believes”-a fabulous live version of a classic song with two of music greats

K-Ci and JoJo… “All My Life”-gorgeous song sang with conviction of the heart

Lionel Richie and Diana Ross…”Endless Love”-timeless ballad with the delivery of two unique,veteran artists

Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey…”When you believe”- beautiful women with beautiful voices

Olivia Newton John and John Travolta…”You’re the one that I want”-fun,spunky, it defined a generation


Posted in A tribute to crooners with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2009 by lightcandy

Hey there! Welcome and thanks for visiting:) I’ve included tributes to divas, duets, b sides and more! I also haveย  featured music from my forthcoming album “The Anticipation Of R&B”.ย  Take a tour around the site and leave your comments. Sit back, relax, grab a snack and enjoy…

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Teddy Pendergrass… electric, sexy and passionate


Luther Vandross… wonderful vocal control, smoothness extraordinaire, charismatic performer

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Nat King Cole… pioneer of sultry vocals, magnetic persona and supreme vocal delivery

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Jeffrey Osborne… soulful delivery, great stage presence and wonderful full tone

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Lenny Williams… One the best R&B love songs ever sang, dripping passion and killer falsetto

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Lionel Richie… incredible songwriter, unique vocal interpretation, classic R&B icon

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Donny Hathaway…gorgeous vocal tone, so much power and presence in his songs, R&B legend

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Lou Rawls… one of the sexiest deep tones around, classy and oozing soul

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Babyface… prolific songwriter, modern day crooner with a tender vocal approach

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Michael Buble… reminiscent of Frank Sinatra, ultra smooth vocals with a delicate interpretation

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Barry White… one of the most sultry baritones in R&B, big sexy and soul to the core


Michael Jackson… Mike was everything! Dynamite performer, King of Pop and the ultimate crooner…

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Harry Connick Jr. … One of my favorite modern day jazz crooners, great feel for music, signature sound

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Maxwell… umph ( need I say more?) ha ha, major sex appeal, silky vocals with a melting speaking voice

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Johnny Gill… power house vocals, works the ladies and puts on a growling vocal clinic

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Freddy Jackson…great song, great artist, ballad crooner extraordinaire

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Marvin Gaye… one of the most elegant yet gutsy voices of our time, splendid talent with sex appeal to match

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Musiq Soulchild… amazing falsetto, sexy, unique vocals… beautiful interpretation of music

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Usher… super talented, fabulous vocal range and entertainer delight

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D’angelo… simply divine vocal arrangements, a sound all his own, talented musician ( did I mention sexy as ___?)


Joe… one of the smoothest , sexiest and beautiful R&B voices around


John Mayor…butter vocals, unique sound, fantastic songwriter and musician

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Raphael Saadiq… his talent continues to grow… lovin’ the funk, innovation and nostalgia

Can’t Help It… Miss R&B (singin’ for Mike)

Posted in music with tags , , , , , , on July 23, 2009 by lightcandy

Who inspired the biggest movement/following? ( Please share your “other” answers)

Posted in Just Me with tags , , , , , , , on July 2, 2009 by lightcandy

What’s your favorite Michael Jackson video? ( Don’t forget to share your “other” votes)

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Michael Jackson… The humanitarian

Posted in 1 with tags , , , , , , , on June 26, 2009 by lightcandy

Michael Jackson was a humanitarian. He let his celebrity open doors for healing and oneness like no other human being on the planet. He put the work in and loved so big. He was generous in every aspect of his life and left everything on the stage; blood, sweat and tears. I choose to honor his existence with the positive things he contributed to my life. God bless his family, friends and fans. Thank you Michael…