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Ralphie Report: A little bit of Magic! goes a long way

Ralphie Report: A little bit of Magic! goes a long way

Scoring an infectious song of the summer, touring with Maroon 5, collaborating with the likes of David Guetta and Shakira, along with performing on almost every television show imaginable. These are the experiences that shaped “Primary Colours,” the sophomore album from Magic! that was released earlier this month. “’Rude’ is a great song and so […]

Ralphie Report: Lèon talks about her success in America and her strange addiction

Ralphie Report: Lèon talks about her success in America and her strange addiction

G-Eazy sent a direct message on Instagram to say he was a fan of her music. Katy Perry tweeted, “she’s one to watch,” with a link to the up-and-coming singer’s single. And a quick Google search of her work won’t yield a single negative review. There is a lot of buzz around Lèon, a 23-year-old […]

Ralphie Report: For Adam Friedman, it’s all about who you meet along the way

Right from the jump, Adam Friedman has something in common with a number of other acts who have received significant radio airplay over the past five years: Karmin, American Authors, Charlie Puth and Imagine Dragons. All of the aforementioned artists attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Friedman and Puth were classmates. “He’s a […]

Ralphie Report: More music from Gaga and inspiration for Sia

Ralphie Report: More music from Gaga and inspiration for Sia

The rumor is that new music from Lady Gaga is coming later this year, and producer RedOne did nothing to quell that speculation. “Yes, let’s hope,” the Grammy Award winning producer responded when I brought up said rumor recently. “Yeah, let’s see what happens. We did eight songs so far and we’ll see what happens, […]

Ralphie Report: A look at what happened on the Tony Awards’ red carpet

Ralphie Report: A look at what happened on the Tony Awards’ red carpet

Some news and notes from the 2016 Tony Awards red carpet: – There was a major scene change this year as the biggest night on Broadway moved uptown from 6th Avenue to Broadway! The Tonys were held at the venerable Beacon Theatre, the sister-venue of previous host Radio City Music Hall. Both buildings are managed […]

Ralphie Report: DNCE and it’s unlikely pop stars keep rising in fame

Ralphie Report: DNCE and it’s unlikely pop stars keep rising in fame

DNCE is one of the more unlikely pop music success stories of the past 12 months. The band is comprised of a Jonas Brother, the brothers’ former backing drummer, a member of Semi-Precious Weapons and a woman who moved to the US from her native South Korea speaking no English and traveling with only her […]

Ralphie Report: Russell Wilson a class act at the BBMAs for inadvertently stealing hearts of fans

Ralphie Report: Russell Wilson a class act at the BBMAs for inadvertently stealing hearts of fans

I am fortunate in that I have the opportunity to witness and/or experience a lot of cool moments due to my line of work. However, one moment sticks out from the rest, and it took place a few weeks ago at the Billboard Music Awards. A quick preface: red carpets are not all that they […]

Ralphie Report: Behind the scenes at the Billboard Music Awards

Ralphie Report: Behind the scenes at the Billboard Music Awards

Some news and notes from my weekend in Las Vegas covering the 2016 Billboard Music Awards: If you saw a photo of me on stage at last Sunday night’s BBMAs, it was not an illusion. For the third consecutive year, Dick Clark Productions hired me to fill the role of “warm-up act” for the show. […]

Ralphie Report: Star-studded Billboard Music Awards features Madonna, Justin Bieber, Rhianna and more during Sunday’s show

Ralphie Report: Star-studded Billboard Music Awards features Madonna, Justin Bieber, Rhianna and more during Sunday’s show

There’s one big difference between the May 22 Billboard Music Awards and every other music awards show on television: the winners are a true reflection of not just what fans like, but what they actually consume and spend money on. “Those charts are what make our award show,” Billboard’s co-director of charts, Keith Caulfield, told […]

Ralphie Report: Justin Timberlake is back and already making waves

Ralphie Report: Justin Timberlake is back and already making waves

Justin Timberlake made his fans wait almost seven years between the release of his third and fourth albums. In 2013, he dropped part one and two of “The 20/20 Experience” before embarking on both a solo world tour and a co-headlining stadium jaunts throughout North America with Jay Z. He also became a father, as […]

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