Nate Ruess – Grand Romantic

Nate Ruess - Grand Romantic

When fun. posted online in early 2014 that they were going on hiatus, the instant conclusion was we’d have a solo album from lead singer Nate Ruess in no time. After all, he’d already had hits with Pink and Eminem so it was naturally the next step.

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Maroon 5 – V

Maroon 5 - V

A lot has changed for Maroon 5 since breaking out in 2003. They just earned their second #1 album, had a series of chart-topping hits and lead singer Adam Levine has become one of the biggest names in primetime.

They’ve also pretty much become an ego-boosting side project: The Adam Levine Project.

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Grammy nominations: How did I do (2013-14 edition)

Grammy

The nominations are in for the 56th Grammy Awards. Jay-Z leads the pack with nine nominations followed by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kendrick Lamar, Justin Timberlake and Pharrell Williams, who have seven each.

Prior to the nominations announcement last night, I predicted who would make each of the Big 4 categories of Album, Record and Song of the Year, and Best New Artist. Let’s see how I did:

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Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP 2

Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2

The world of rap has always been a young man’s game. And maybe that’s why Marshall Mathers, aka, Slim Shady, aka, Eminem is out to prove that, despite his age, he isn’t coming close to slowing down.

Not that 41 is old – to compare, Snoop Dogg is 42 and Jay-Z is 43. – but the idea that Eminem has been losing his touch has followed him since Encore, and for each subsequent album after.

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