Monday, April 25, 2016

Ruth B

Ruth Berhe better known as Ruth B was born on born July 2, 1995. She is a Canadian singer-songwriter from Edmonton, Alberta. She started by singing songs on Vine in early 2013. In January 2015, she released her debut single, "Lost Boy", which first started off as a singing Vine she had made up. In November 2015, she released her debut EP, The Intro. She is signed with Columbia records. She graduated from Ross Sheppard High School in 2013. She attended MacEwan University , taking time off her studies to focus on music, where Ruth continued her education in Winnipeg, Manitoba before she started her singing career. Berhe posted her first Vine video on May 9, 2013, and started making singing Vines about a year later. Her singing Vines, typically six second covers of popular songs, helped grow her a following. In November 2014, she posted a Vine of her singing a line that she had made up, which was inspired by the television series Once upon a time. It garnered around 84,000 likes within a week, which was unusual for her at the time. She took note of its popularity, with some of her followers commenting that she should make it into a full song. It became "Lost Boy", which she posted on Youtube on January 18, 2015 and was released on iTunes on February 12, 2015.

Monday, April 18, 2016

The Weekend
Abęl Makkonen Tesfaye, known professionally by his Stage name The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter and record producer. He was born born 16 February 1990. In late 2010, Tesfaye anonymously uploaded several songs to Youtube under the name "The Weeknd". He released three nine-track mixtapes throughout 2011 which were critically acclaimed. The following year, he released a compilation album Trilogy tracks consisting of remastered versions of the mixtape material and three additional songs. It was released under Republic Studios and his own label XO. His second album, Beauty behind the madness, which became his first number one album on the billboard 200 included the top-five single "Earned it” and produced the number-one singles "The Hills" and "Can’t feel my face". The songs have simultaneously held the top three spots on the Billboard hot R&B songs chart, making him the first artist in history to achieve this. The Weekend has won two Grammy awards.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Fray

The Fray
The Fray is an American rock band from Denver, Colorado. Formed in 2002 by schoolmates Isaac Slade and Joe King. They achieved success with the release of their debut album, How to Save a Life in 2005 which was certified  double platinum by the RIAA and platinum in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK. The Fray achieved national success with their first single, "Over my head", which became a top ten hit in the United States. The release of their second single, "How to save a life", brought the band worldwide fame. The song charted in the top three of the Billboard top 100 and was a top 5 single in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Sweden, and the UK. The band is composed of Joe King, Isaac Slade, Dave Welish, and Ben Wysocki. My favorite song by the Fray is How to save a life. The group started in 2002 and are still a band today. The genre of this band is pop rock and Christian rock.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Rascal Flatts
Rascal flatts is an American country music group formed in Columbus, Ohio in 1999. The band is composed of Gary LeVox and second cousins Jay DeMarcus  and Joe Don Rooney. DeMarcus is a brother-in-law of country singer James Otto, and formerly one-half of the Christian music duo east to west. Gary is the Lead Vocalist. Jay plays bass guitar, keyboard, and he is a background singer.  Joe plays electric guitar and he sings background. Their studio albums have accounted for more than 25 singles, of which 12 have reached Number 1 on Billboard Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay. Their longest-lasting number-one hit, a cover of Marcus Hummons "God Bless the Broken Road". It spent five weeks in that position in 2005. Rascal Flatts also have helped support music education in disadvantaged U.S. public schools by filming a PSA with Little Kids Rock. Through their encouragement for music education, giving the gift of music is possible in children’s lives.