Demi Lovato will ‘shock’ with her upcoming record, according to collaborator Ryan Tedder.
The singer-and-actress has famously had a difficult time recently, entering a treatment facility in Chicago to get help for ‘emotional and physical issues’ last year.
The 18-year-old songstress is now working on her third studio album, Unbroken, after starting it in July 2010 prior to receiving treatment.
OneRepublic’s Ryan collaborated with Demi on Who’s That? – a song he penned and also produced for the former Disney star.
He says that the album has taken a U-turn away from the very personal single Skyscraper, which Demi released last month.
“I think everybody wanted to hear her talk about that, and this is basically flipping it 180, saying, ‘Oh, by the way, I’m still also just young and want to have fun.’ There’s even like a little rap feature on it
“No, she doesn’t rap on it,” he laughed in an interview with E! Online. “I’m going to keep that [person] a secret. But she’s got a couple features on this album, one in particular that is going to shock everybody. I was like, ‘How did you get this person? They’re impossible to get and you got them!’”
Ryan also gushed about Demi’s talent. The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter was initially shocked to hear how powerful her voice was.
“Demi blew me out of the water vocally!” he said. “I had no idea how good her voice is. She’s one of the best singers I’ve ever worked with. Literally, that good… I mean, she’s a Kelly Clarkson-level vocalist. And Kelly has a set of pipes.”
Adele Returns With Second Album “21″ In 2011. Grammy Award winner Adele is back with her sophomore album, “21.” The follow-up to the acclaimed “19,” “21” marks London native’s return to the music scene after nearly three years. Like “19,” “21” is named after Adele’s age at the time the songs were written. The now 22-year-old is getting ready to release her next set on Tuesday, February 22nd. The album will be led by first single “Rolling in the Deep.” The album features production from Ryan Tedder (Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson), Rick Rubin (Weezer, Shakira), Paul Epworth (Florence and the Machine, Plan B), Dan Wilson (Dixie Chicks), and Fraser T. Smith (Taio Cruz). She also re-teamed with producers Jim Abbiss and Francis “Eg” White, who co-wrote her hit “Chasing Pavements.” “I discovered lots of artists I’d never heard of, particularly Wanda Jackson, Allison Krauss, Yvonne Fair, Andrew Bird, Neko Case, Lady Antebellum and Steel Drivers who I fell in love with,” said Adele about some of the artists who influenced her sound on “21.” “Then I delved in to more from artists I’ve loved forever – Mary J. Blige, Kanye West, Elbow, Mos Def, Alanis Morissette, Tom Waits and Sinead O’Connor,” she said. “There’s something in every single one of these artists that have really really inspired ’21.’” First single “Rolling in the Deep” hits radio this month, while the video, directed by Sam Brown (Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, Doves), will premiere in December. Adele will perform “Rolling in the Deep” live on Ellen on Friday, December 3rd.
Far East Movement Kicks Off Their “Up In The Air” Tour. Far East Movement, a band also known by the name of just FM, will kick off their “Up In The Air” tour on September 13th in Anaheim, CA with Mike Posner. The group’s first single “Like A G6″ is currently #12 overall on iTunes Top Songs and #5 on iTunes Top Pop Songs. The song is also still climbing on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart(last placed at #41) and is #25 on the country’s digital song sales chart. FM’s members Kev Nish, Prohgress, J Splif and DJ Virman started the band in Los Angeles where they’ve already had a #1 song at radio with the hit “Girls On The Dance Floor.” Their music bridges the gap between underground club and mainstream hip-hop and pop music. They’ve coined the term ‘Free Wired’ to describe their lifestyle and sound that blends elements of Hip-Hop, Pop, Electro and Dance. “We want people at our shows to feel free to let loose and ‘geek out’ however the feel comfortable. Our music and lifestyle is about making sure everyone is having a good time,” states Kev Nish. Far East Movement have already taken the Los Angeles club scene global; they’ve already done two world tours, including recent stints with Lady Gaga, N*E*R*D, Robyn/Kelis and LMFAO. The ‘Free Wired’ debut album will also feature appearances from Ryan Tedder, Snoop Dogg, Keri Hilson, Pitbull and Lil’ Jon.
Bon Jovi get One Republic support. Bon Jovi are thrilled to announce that US band One Republic will be special guests at The O2 on 17th, 19th and 20th June. As the latest band to join Bon Jovi as part of their special O2 residency, One Republic has sold over 2 million records since their debut album ‘Dreaming Out Loud’, in 2007, and have gone from strength to strength in the UK following their smash hits ‘Apologize’, ‘Mercy’, ‘Stop And Stare’ and Say (All I Need)’. Lead singer and song writer Ryan Tedder has recently written songs for Leona Lewis, Alexandra Burke, Rhianna and Sugababes to name a few. The announcement follows the news that Kid Rock will be the special guest on 22nd, 23rd, 25th and 26th June. Set to be the music event of the summer, the world’s biggest live band are moving to London and staying even longer. The world’s most popular venue will be Bon Jovi’s house for 12 nights.