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In Demand Rappers Being Featured a Lot of Times

Rappers are very in demand in misic as their talent is often requested by other artists. They do the rap part and it gives them exposure and of course, rack up some money. There were some rappers who are often requested to contribute rap pieces in some songs and here’s the list of some of these rappers which many of the songs tehy were featured became successful:

Jay-Z
Jay-Z has been one of the most successful rappers especially in terms of total records sold. He is also one of the rappers who has been featured a lot of times. He has been featured in more than 50 released singles, and some of the most successful songs he was featured were 3 singles fron Beyonce, including “Crazy in Love”. Rihanna’s “Umbrella” was also highly successful which Jay was also featured.

2 Chainz
2 Chainz is just one of the rappers in the industry for not so long ago. But he’s already featured in a lot of songs with more than 40 by which, the most notable one was “Talk Dirty” by Jason Derulo.

Busta Rhymes
Busta Rhymes is one of the 1990’s rapper who still very relevant today. Aside from his hit songs, he has been featured in a lot of songs with more than 20. He’s been featured in big hits like “Don’t Cha” by the Pussycat Dolls and Chris Brown’s “Look at Me Now”.

Ludacris
Ludacris has became one of the top rappers since early 2000’s. He’s been featured in a lot of hit songs. He’s been heard in about 50 singles by other artists. In early 2000’s, he’s been featured in Usher’s number 1 single “Yeah!”. He’s also featured twice in Justib Bieber’s singles which one of them is “Baby”.

Puff Daddy / P.Diddy / Diddy
Sean Combs had used a number of pseudonyms as mentioned above and featured in a number of songs by Mariah Carey, The Notorious B.I.G. and others. He was featured more than 30 times in offficial singles.

Drake
Drake is one of the biggest rappers today and he never left the Billboard charts, either his own singles or those he was featured. In a short period of time, he was already heard as a featured artist in more than 50 singles, which included the hit “What’s My Name?” by his rumored girlfriend, Rihanna.

Missy Elliott
Missy Elliott has been one of the most successful female rappers and she’s also being featured in a lot of singles. She may had took a break but she’s back recently with a hit single. She was heard in more than 40 singles which included hits by Mariah Carey and other singers.

Lil Wayne
Among all rappers, Lil Wayne can possibly the most in demand. He’s been featured in more than 100 titles which were released as official singles. Well, he had numerous hits by himself too. It included works with Chris Brown and “Down” by Jay Sean.

Pitbull
Pitbull’s music may be different from other rappers as his sound is not hip-hop. But he was featured several times in different singled. He was partnered a number of times with Jennifer Lopez which included “On the Floor” and in some singles of Chris Brown.

Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg was also a hit rapper in 1990’s and even until now. He had been featured more than 90 times in singles which included songs by Pussycat Dolls and Katy Perry.

Wiz Khalifa
Wiz Khalifa was known for his hit “Black and Yellow”, but he was also known for being featured in some singles. One of the most successful singles he was featured is “Payphone” by Maroon 5.

Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj is currently the reigning queen of rap for scoring a number of hit songs by herself. She was also featured in lots of singles ranging at about 50 titles, and included works with David Guetta, Justin Bieber and Madonna.

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Songs You Can Often Hear in Malls

When you are in a mall, you can hear loud music being played. Without music, shopping experience would be boring. I don’t mean the surroundings would be silent, rather, all you can hear is the noice from people chattering which is irritating to the ears. With music, it can neutralize the annoying noise and delightful sounds. While going to different malls, I often hear almost the same music so I made a lists of songs that I often hear.

Sia- Chandelier
This song is always played everywhere. You can even hear employees singing the song.

Charlie Puth and Meghan Trainor- Marvin Gaye
I even hear this song sang by a child while in a mall. I was like, do you know what the song means?

Selena Gomez- Hands to Myself
I rarely hear her great song “Same Old Love ” in malls. But this new song by Selena Gomez was already played in a mall.

Justin Bieber- Love Yourself
This song by Justin Bieber is becoming overplayed. Even cover versions were even played is malls.

Charlie Puth- One Call Away
Charlie Puth seems becoming a favorite in malls. Aside from “Marvin Gaye”, this sing is becoming overplayed as well.

Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj- Bang Bang
This song is still played often, and if airplay in malls was included in music charts, it might still be in the top 10.

Sheppard- Geronimo
To be honest, I first heard this song in the mall. Since it is catchy and the lyrics amde it easier to guess the title, I downloaded the song. Until now, it is still often played in malls.

Ed Sheeran- Thinking Out Loud
Well, this song is still overplayed in malls for more than a year ago. However, it has declined at the moment.

Meghan Trainor and John Legend- Like I Never Lose You
The ballad is lovely and often played on radio. It is also overplayed on radio.

Carly Rae Jepsen- I Really Like You
The word “really” may have been overused, but it seems employees in the mall never gets tired of it.

Artists With Successful Debut since 2010

Since 2010, there were tons of newcomers which scored successes. Many of them though were one-hit wonders or had hit singles while their albums didn’t fare much.

Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj has become the queen of rap at the moment for her singles becoming hits. She released her debut album in 2010 which she called “Pink Friday” went to the top of Billboard 200. Her other ‘Pink’ albums performed well and produced hit songs.

Ed Sheeran
British star Ed Sheeran initally became huge in his hometown, which is UK. His debut “+” went multi-platinum already until it was finaly released elsewhere in the world. It became multi-million seller worldwide which opened the way for his even more successful second LP “x”.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
The hip-hop duo Mackemore and Ryan Lewis became successful with LP “The Heist”. The album’s success was heightened by two number 1 singles including “Thrift Shop”. Now, the duo is set for their second LP.

One Direction
The boys became successful with their first single “What Makes You Beautiful” which also contributed to the success of their first album called “Up All Night”. They attained mutiplatinum success and became the biggest boyband in the world since their debut.

Lorde
New Zealander Lorde became a big star with her debut single “Royals”. The album it was taken “Pure Heroin” went to the top 3 and has sold millions of records as well. Her follow-up is still in the works.

Sam Smith
The British pop and soul singer Sam Smith was doing well in the UK until it was decided for international release. His heartbreaking album “In the Lonely Hour” was one of the top albums in 2014 and 2015 has scored him multiple Grammys and top 10 hits.

Iggy Azalea
It might have took her a while to finally release her debut album “The New Classic” but when it is finally out, it is worth it when it went to the top 10 with millions in sales. It was due to the success of the song “Fancy” which according to IFPI has sold 10 million. “Black Widow” with Rita Ora became a top ten single worldwide too.

Meghan Trainor
Meghan Trainor is likely the top newcomer this 2015 when her first album “Title” went to number 1. Apart from that, all of its official singles were big hits.

Recap: Your Face Sounds Familiar Season 2 (December 6, 2015)

It’s the last episode of Your Face Sounds Familiar Season 2 before the finale next week. Last night, it has been a great episode from five celebrity performers who did very well with their performances. Three remaining celebrities performed tonight and they all did very well too.

Sam Concepcion as Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake
“Love Never Felt So Good”
It might be said that Sam’s style might resemble with the two icons but it is never easy. Dancing like the two icons and singing like them is such a difficult job but Sam did very well again in this performance.

Myrtle Sarosa as Nicki Minaj and Rihanna
“Fly”
For the first time, Myrtle rapped and she did extremely well. She rapped like the rap queen though not too convinced with Rihanna. But Nicki Minaj impersonation is enough for me to say it is a great performance.

Eric Nicolas as Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole
Eric did a decent performance as father and daughter, Nat King and Natalie Cole. The voices are okay, it’s just that the impersonation wasn’t given too much justice.

This week has been the best episodes (with last night) so far from Your Face Sounds Familiar Season 2. Every performances were entertaining and exciting.
My top 10 for all the performances:
1. Michael Pangilinan
2. Sam Concepcion
3. Denise Laurel
4. Myrtle Sarosa
5. KZ Tandingan
6. Kakai Bautista
7. Kean Cipriano
8. Eric Nicolas

The results this week:
1. Michael Pangilinan
2. KZ Tandingan
3. Denise Laurel
4. Sam Concepcion
5. Myrtle Sarosa
6. Kakai Bautista
7. Kean Cipriano
8. Eric Nicolas

Since it’s the last episode, the top four would be announced. Nevertheless, there’s a tie so 5 celebrities will be go for the finals. Here are the top 5 celebrities who made to the finals:
Sam Concepcion
Kean Cipriano
KZ Tandingan
Michael Pangilinan (tie)
Denise Laurel (tie)

Congratulations to all who made it to the top 5 and of course to Michael Pangilinan who was this week’s winner.

Your Face Sounds Familiar Season 2 Finale will be next Saturday and Sunday night on ABS-CBN 2.

Songs with Repeated Word TWICE in its Title During the Last 20 Years

Repeated words in a song can have its good effect for musicians as they can easily linger on ones mind. Many artists adapt it in their music and most of these hits became huge hits. During the last 20 years, here are some of those songs with repeated word twice in its title.

Black Eyed Peas- Boom Boom Pow
The song may have another word (pow) in the title but ‘boom’was mentioned twice. It was effective for the hip-hop group as at that time it was released, it was their longest number 1 hit (in Billboard Hot 100) for a staggering 12 weeks.

Hot Chelle Rae- Tonight, Tonight
The pop/rock group finally scored their first hit with “Tonight, Tonight” and it seems the formula of repeating ‘tonight’ in the song is effective. It went to top 10 in a number of official charts worldwide.

Maroon 5- Goodnight, Goodnight
Maroon 5 is saying ‘goodnight’and said it twice. The pop/rock song performed moderately in different charts.

Santana ft. The Product G&B- Maria, Maria
Santana incorporated different genres in his “Supernatural” album and this song was R&B influenced. Repeating the name “Maria” is effective as this song topped the US for several weeks.

M2M- Mirror, Mirror
This song sounds so sweet and innocent brought out by the sweet vocals from the duo. The first line of the chorus pertains to Snow White popular phrase “Mirror, Mirror on the Wall” which helped the song to enter charts especially in Asia where it is a number 1 hit there.

Naughty Boy ft. Sam Smith- La, La
This Naughty Boy and Sam Smith hit garnered millions of sales and hundreds of millions of views on YouTube due to its catchy tune and the repeated word ‘la, la’.

Jessie J., Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande- Bang Bang
Among in this list, this song is the latest one. The collaboration from the three ladies eventually became a huge hit and mostly played in TV shows.

Destiny’s Child- Jumpin’, Jumpin’
It’s not new for Destiny’s Child at that time to repeat words in their songs as they did it their songs prior to this. It quickly reached the top 10 in several countries.

Sugababes- Round, Round
British girl group Sugababes turned around in this songs which effectively topped the charts their hometown and across Europe.

Top Female Rappers

I made this list since we only heard few female rappers in the music industry. This industry apparently have overabundance of male rappers as they dominates rap music world and had only a handful of female rappers who became notable.

Here’s the list of top 5 female rappers that made impact:

5. Lil Kim

Lil Kim has been industry for 2 decades and scored multiple hip-hop hits and platinum albums in the US. However, she became more known as she joined Christina Aguilera, Mya and Pink for the remake of “Lady Marmalade” as the theme of the hit musical film “Moulin Rouge”. She scored her biggest solo hit with the song “Magic Stick”. Her most notable and controversial appearance was when her breast was almost exposed with her wardrobe.

4. Lisa Lopes

Lisa Lopes became popular via her hit group TLC. They had numerous hit and multi-platinum albums like “Crazy Sexy Cool” and “Fanmail”. Her most memorable rap piece was the rap part of “Waterfalls”. Moreover, she had been featured in different songs which included the European and Asian hit “Never Be the Same Again” by former Spice Girl Melanie C. Her solo efforts didn’t made impact though

3. Iggy Azalea

Among the ladies in this list, Iggy is the most controversial based on her statements especially in social media. She’s the only female white rapper on the list too. Iggy achieved global success with hit single “Fancy” and her album which despite negative reviews achieve top 5 positions worldwide.

2. Nicki Minaj

Nicki achieved the most number of hits charted either solo hits or as featured artists. She also earned big hits which the three most famous songs of her were “Super Bass”, “Starships” and the controversial ” Anaconda”. She recently won a VMA for the song latter mentioned.

1. Missy Elliot

The top spot goes to Missy Elliot. She’s one of the most known not just a female rapper but also record producer and songwriter. She never tried to be controversial to boost sales, yet she scored multiple platinum albums in the US and had successful singles like “Get Ur Freak On” and “Work It”.