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Do you remember what disc you first purchased with your own cash? I do. Macy Gray’s On How Life Is. Do you remember the first CD single you got as an Easter present one year? I do. Mariah Carey’s Hero CD Single. Can you remember every word to a song upon first listening to it *if…

Thoughts: MC and the Elusive 19th #1

Recently, I wrote about Caution and the massive pressures the public, fans and industry insiders have always put on Mariah achieving her 19th #1 hit. I also wrote that at this point in her career, as a legacy artist (a label I deeply despise and think is ageist) Mariah has no need in investing emotional…

Kylie: Every Day’s Like Christmas

Though I try to be inclusive, I must admit that my favorite holiday is Christmas. Mind you, I’m as gay as all hell and am agnostic to boot; however, the music, the decor, the festiveness of it all is what keeps me coming back for more each year. Kylie Minogue released one of the campiest…

Thoughts: Mariah, Caution

Mariah is known for so many daunting things. She’s had 18 #1 hit singles and is always asked by the critics and fans when the next one is coming (because she needs to “beat” the Beatle’s/Elvis’s record). Someone is always wondering when a hot new single will overtake One Sweet Day’s record of 16 weeks…

Dido: Still on My Mind

Let’s break it down: it’s been 5 years since Dido’s last album, Girl Who Got Away, and her Greatest Hits album. It’s also been 15 years since Dido last went on tour. On November 9th Dido announced her upcoming album, Still On My Mind, and also announced a word tour which will take her across Europe…

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Cheryl – Love Made Me Do It One of my favorite UK socialites and performers, Cheryl (does she even have a last name anymore?), is back after a 4-year hiatus to partner with Liam Payne of One Direction, have a baby, Bear, and raise him. Love Made Me Do It is her return to the…

Thalia: Valiente

Thalia’s Valiente is finally out. The lead up has been quite successful thus far. No Me Acuerdo became a viral hit that resulted in high chart positions and large streaming volumes. The song was eventually certified 4x platinum in the United States. Lento, the second single, also has been a viral and streaming success. Thalia…

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Carly Rae Jepsen: Party For one. The hype. The gay hype machine was in full force the minute the tweet announcing the single came out. Carly Rae truly is a gay icon. After multiple interviews stating she was going to be leaning into the ABBA tendencies of pop, Carly does promise (somewhat). The first few…

MARIAH: CAUTION

Team! It’s finally happening. I’ve been waiting for this moment since I was a young child in 1993 laying in bed listening to Hero on repeat. What is finally happening you may ask? I’m seeing Mariah Carey live in concert whilst she is on her Caution World Tour. Considering the quality of the music being…

The Latino Crossover

I recently asked the general public (aka: twitter and my closest friends) who they considered to be the most successful Latino crossover act and the responses were distinctly split between Shakira and Ricky Martin. The options were vast: Shakira, Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony, Thalia, Paulina Rubio, Enrique Iglesias, and even Laura Pausini tried. There was…

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Ricki-Lee: Unbothered She’s back! I love Ricki-Lee. She’s been an underrated gem native to Australia that has been releasing bops for years (ie: Raining Diamonds, Burn It Down, Do It Like That, Come & Get in Trouble, All We Need Is Love) but hasn’t gotten the attention she’s deserved. After a few years off to…