Ralphie Report: TLC tours with En Vogue, promotes new album

Ralphie Report: TLC tours with En Vogue, promotes new album

The final album from super-group TLC is closer to seeing the light of day, but after an impressive Kickstarter campaign that drummed up more than $400,000 for the project, there are still a few things to complete before it will reach their fervent fans. “We have about 14 songs but we want to narrow it […]

Ralphie Report: Lipstick, knitting and Miss America’s future plans

Ralphie Report: Lipstick, knitting and Miss America’s future plans

A new Miss America was crowned on Sunday night in Atlantic City, although you can count her in the court of Queen Beyonce. “Oh, I’m a dancer,” Savvy Shields, a 21 year-old who entered the competition as Miss Arkansas, replied when I asked her about her obsession with the “Formation” singer. “Every single dancer’s dream […]

Ralphie Report: Calum Scott is taking Britain and the world by storm

Ralphie Report: Calum Scott is taking Britain and the world by storm

Before “Britain’s Got Talent” breakout star Calum Scott was impressing Simon Cowell with his vocals, he was working a recruitment job in human resources which he described was “as exciting as it sounds.” Sure it was never as thrilling as signing a major record label deal, but there was at least one moment that proved […]

Ralphie Report: MTV needs to find its new hook. Fast.

Ralphie Report: MTV needs to find its new hook. Fast.

If I had to use one word to conjure up my feelings for Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards I would use: disjointed. Before I tell you how little I enjoyed of the three-and-a-half hour broadcast (not including the mess that was the red carpet special), let me commend MTV execs for one thing: attempting to […]

Ralphie Report: Jax pushes through another tough competition after ‘American Idol’

Ralphie Report: Jax pushes through another tough competition after ‘American Idol’

America came to know Jax as an energetic, talented singer who fought for her life against a handful of other contestants every week on the second-to-last season of “American Idol.” More than a year separated from her time on the show, Jax once again finds herself in a battle; however this one has nothing to […]

Ralphie Report: Kiiara’s ‘Gold’ rises to the top and it’s good timing

Ralphie Report: Kiiara’s ‘Gold’ rises to the top and it’s good timing

You’ve heard the song and your reaction may have gone something like this: “Wait, is there something wrong with my speakers? Why is my phone skipping? Is the radio messed up?” There is nothing wrong with your speakers, your phone isn’t skipping and we’re fine. Hopefully you realized this 11 seconds in to “Gold,” as […]

Ralphie Report: Remembering A-Rod in preparation for his last appearance with the Yankees

Ralphie Report: Remembering A-Rod in preparation for his last appearance with the Yankees

The Yankees won the 2009 World Series. I was living in a spacious one-bedroom apartment in downtown Wilkes-Barre and of course the Bronx Bombers had just defeated the other popular team in Northeastern Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia Phillies. Things were going well at 97 BHT. I was about to start dating a girl. Life was good. […]

Ralphie Report: Andy Grammer’s success continues upward

Ralphie Report: Andy Grammer’s success continues upward

Andy Grammer needed to figure out how he was going to follow up 2014’s “Magazines or Novels,” his sophomore album which included his biggest hit to date, “Honey I’m Good.” So he decided to try out a new approach. “Coming off the last two singles (also ‘Good to Be Alive (Hallelujah)’) which were both pretty […]

Ralphie Report: Troye Sivan prepares for tour, puts song writing on hold

Ralphie Report: Troye Sivan prepares for tour, puts song writing on hold

The good news for Troye Sivan fans is that the singer has a busy year of touring the globe ahead, so chances are you’ll get to see him in your neck of the woods at some point. The bad news is he seems nowhere near ready to begin work on the follow-up to his debut […]