Music – Hype Malaysia https://hype.my Malaysia's Latest News, Trends and Entertainment Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:28:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 https://hype.my/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/cropped-hype-ico3-32x32.png Music – Hype Malaysia https://hype.my 32 32 57889494 Drake Raps About Losing Jennifer Lopez To Alex Rodriguez https://hype.my/2018/151193/drake-jennifer-lopez-diplomatic-immunity/ https://hype.my/2018/151193/drake-jennifer-lopez-diplomatic-immunity/#respond Mon, 22 Jan 2018 03:14:02 +0000 https://hype.my/?p=151193 Remember around the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017, when Drake and Jennifer Lopez were rumoured to be an item? Apparently some heartaches still rankle. Recently, the 31-year-old rapper surprised fans by dropping two tracks – “God’s Plan” and “Diplomatic Immunity” – from forthcoming EP “Scary Hours”. Turns out, one of his brand new […]

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Remember around the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017, when Drake and Jennifer Lopez were rumoured to be an item? Apparently some heartaches still rankle.

Recently, the 31-year-old rapper surprised fans by dropping two tracks – “God’s Plan” and “Diplomatic Immunity” – from forthcoming EP “Scary Hours”. Turns out, one of his brand new songs has a reference to former flame Jennifer Lopez.

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Source: Instagram

The lyrics on “Diplomatic Immunity” reads, “2010 was when I lost my halo / 2017 I lost a J. Lo / A Rotterdam trip had me on front page, though“. There is a possibility that Drake may be referencing a tabloid story in January 2017 that showed him having a meal with French ex-porn star Sophie ‘Rosee Divine’ Brussaux at a Japanese restaurant in Amsterdam.

During their brief romance, the duo never officially confirmed anything. However, Drake and J.Lo weren’t shy about posting lovey-dovey snapshots of themselves on social media. The pair was once photographed on a sofa with Lopez snuggling up to Drake’s arms. They also connected at Lopez’s “All I Have” Las Vegas show. Sadly, things between them fizzled out approximately two months later.

Source: Latina

This is not the first time the Toronto hip hop artist has rapped about his former fling. On his track “”Free Smoke” (released March 2017), he sang “I drunk text J.Lo / Old number, so it bounce back”. According to sources, he also sampled her 1999 hit “If You Had My love” on his tune “Teenage Fever”.

Having said that, Lopez (who has 9-year-old twins Max and Emme by her third ex-husband Marc Anthony) has since been happily attached to former Yankees star Alex Rodriguez. Meanwhile, Drake – who is 17 years younger than J.Lo – has never been married. If Drake’s latest record is inspired by his past relationships, maybe we’ll get more songs about his ex’s (e.g.: Rihanna).

In the meantime, here’s the full track to “Diplomatic Immunity”

Sources: E! News, US Magazine.

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Westlife’s Shane Filan Returning To KL For #LoveAlways Tour 2018 https://hype.my/2018/151163/shane-filan-love-always-kl-malaysia/ https://hype.my/2018/151163/shane-filan-love-always-kl-malaysia/#respond Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:32:40 +0000 https://hype.my/?p=151163 Who’s ready to receive some love from Shane Filan? The Westlife singer will be returning to Malaysian shores for his “Love Always” 2018 Southeast Asia tour. For one night only, the UK male solo artist will be performing songs from his third and latest album of the same name. “‘Love Always’, is a collection of some of […]

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Who’s ready to receive some love from Shane Filan?

The Westlife singer will be returning to Malaysian shores for his “Love Always” 2018 Southeast Asia tour. For one night only, the UK male solo artist will be performing songs from his third and latest album of the same name.

Source: Oakengates Theatre

“‘Love Always’, is a collection of some of my favourite classic love songs. It’s an album I’ve wanted to make for a long time. For me there’s nothing quite like singing an amazing ballad and this album is full of them,” the 38-year-old Brit previously said in a statement.

He continued, “Some of the ideas for it came directly from my fans because they would always say to me, we would love to hear you sing this song. So I decided to make a list of all my favourite love songs and then put them together on one album. The hard part was narrowing it down to those that have ended up on the album.”

There’s also a few original tracks on there some that I’ve written myself. It’s always amazing to get into the studio and see what we can come up with,” the singer added. Some of those tunes include “Completely”, “Eyes Don’t Lie”, and “Crazy Over You”.

Shane Filan
Source: Facebook

Brought to you by Universal Music Malaysia, the details to Shane Filan “Love Always” in Kuala Lumpur are as follows:

  • Date: 6th February 2018
  • Time: 8pm – 10:30pm
  • Venue: The Westin KL, The Synergy LG2
  • Ticketing: RM50 (early bird)/ RM60 (standard)
The ticket bundle (early bird & standard) includes:
  • 1 Entry Pass to Shane Filan “Love Always” Live in KL
  • 1 “Love Always” Album
  • 1 Autograph Pass
  • Chance to win meet & greet passes with Shane Filan (winners will be selected via lucky draw)

Concert tickets can be purchased here.

Source: Universal Music Malaysia’s Facebook page.

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Celine Dion To Bring 2018 Tour To 7 Southeast Asian Countries https://hype.my/2018/150906/celine-dion-2018-southeast-asian-tour/ https://hype.my/2018/150906/celine-dion-2018-southeast-asian-tour/#respond Mon, 15 Jan 2018 04:19:55 +0000 https://hype.my/?p=150906 Too expensive to travel to Las Vegas to watch Celine Dion live? Don’t worry fans, the music icon will be launching her first-ever Southeast Asia tour this year. The 49-year-old singer recently took to Twitter to announced that she will be touring the Asia-Pacific region for 3 months, starting from late June onwards. This will […]

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Too expensive to travel to Las Vegas to watch Celine Dion live? Don’t worry fans, the music icon will be launching her first-ever Southeast Asia tour this year.

The 49-year-old singer recently took to Twitter to announced that she will be touring the Asia-Pacific region for 3 months, starting from late June onwards. This will mark her first visit to Asia since her “Taking Chances World Tour” back in 2008.

Unfortunately for Malaysian fans, Kuala Lumpur was not included in Dion’s pitstops this time around. Fret not though, you can still book your flight tickets and travel to the nearest country to watch her concert.

The list of countries that have been released so far are as follows:

  1. 26th June – Tokyo, Japan (Tokyo Dome)
  2. 29th & 30th June – Macao (Cotai Arena)
  3. 3rd & 4th July – Singapore (Marina Bay Sands)
  4. 7th July – Jakarta, Indoneisa (Sentul International Convention Centre)
  5. 11th & 13th July – Taipei (Taipei Arena)
  6. 19th July – Manila, Philippines (Mall of Asia)
  7. 23rd July – Bangkok, Thailand (Impact Arena)
Celine Dion
Source: Hangat

Stay updated on her Southeast Asian tour by checking out her official website here.

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Taylor Swift Just Dropped Her “End Game” Video & We Can’t Get Over Ed Sheeran Rapping https://hype.my/2018/150855/taylor-swift-just-dropped-end-game-video-cant-get-ed-sheeran-rapping/ https://hype.my/2018/150855/taylor-swift-just-dropped-end-game-video-cant-get-ed-sheeran-rapping/#respond Fri, 12 Jan 2018 07:59:34 +0000 https://hype.my/?p=150855 Taylor Swift’s new hit single “End Game” was totally worth the wait! Also featuring Ed Sheeran and Future, the song about Taylor’s drama-laced reputation is a catchy tune that is easy on the ears. The video has a chill, laid-back vibe, with Taylor Swift just casually hanging out with there friends and enjoying life as […]

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Taylor Swift’s new hit single “End Game” was totally worth the wait!

Also featuring Ed Sheeran and Future, the song about Taylor’s drama-laced reputation is a catchy tune that is easy on the ears. The video has a chill, laid-back vibe, with Taylor Swift just casually hanging out with there friends and enjoying life as it comes.

American rapper Future lived up to the expectations with his rap while cruising in a sports car with Tay Tay. Meanwhile, it was Ed Sheeran who blew our minds with his rap solo, perfectly crafted for his soothing, crooner voice, basked in his element.

The music video is directed by the renowned Joseph Kahn, who is most notable for directing Imagine Dragons’ hit song, “Thunder”.

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Taylor Swift Drops Teaser For “End Game”, Feat Ed Sheeran & Future https://hype.my/2018/150836/taylor-swift-drops-teaser-end-game-feat-ed-sheeran-future/ https://hype.my/2018/150836/taylor-swift-drops-teaser-end-game-feat-ed-sheeran-future/#respond Fri, 12 Jan 2018 02:56:44 +0000 https://hype.my/?p=150836 Do you hear that sound? It’s the sound of Swifties all over world squealing in excitement! Taylor Swift dropped a 20-second teaser for her brand new single “End Game”, in which she collaborates with British heartthrob Ed Sheeran and American rapper Future. It may only be a 20-second video, but we see enough to be […]

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Do you hear that sound? It’s the sound of Swifties all over world squealing in excitement!

Taylor Swift dropped a 20-second teaser for her brand new single “End Game”, in which she collaborates with British heartthrob Ed Sheeran and American rapper Future.

It may only be a 20-second video, but we see enough to be uber excited about it. In the clip, we see Taylor hanging out with Ed Sheeran, chilling with Future on a rooftop, we see fireworks bursting and the bustling streets of Tokyo.

The music video, directed by the very talented Joseph Kahn, was filmed in Tokyo, Miami, and London. The full music video will be released at midnight (ET) and we cannot wait!

P.S. Rumour has it that Katy Perry might make a cameo appearance in the video, a sign that the two popstars have called for truce.

Watch the teaser here:

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Every One Direction Member Is Nominated For ‘Best Solo Breakout’ & It’s Hilarious! https://hype.my/2018/150818/every-one-direction-member-nominated-best-solo-breakout-hilarious/ https://hype.my/2018/150818/every-one-direction-member-nominated-best-solo-breakout-hilarious/#respond Thu, 11 Jan 2018 04:24:52 +0000 https://hype.my/?p=150818 Something extremely hilarious happened iHeartRadio Music Awards released their nominations on Wednesday. All four former members of UK boyband One Direction – Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, and Harry Styles – got nominated in the “Best Solo Breakout” category. In fact, the only non-One-Direction singer in the category is Camila Cabello! This is awkward and […]

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Something extremely hilarious happened iHeartRadio Music Awards released their nominations on Wednesday.

All four former members of UK boyband One Direction – Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, and Harry Styles – got nominated in the “Best Solo Breakout” category. In fact, the only non-One-Direction singer in the category is Camila Cabello!

This is awkward and extremely difficult for One Direction fans. The award will be given based on the highest online votes, which means die-hard One Direction fans now have to choose between their favourite boys.

Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Zayn Malik all released a solo album after leaving One Direction.

Who will you be voting for? Let us know in the comments below!

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A Spotify Tribute To David Bowie, The Greatest Rockstar That Has Ever Lived https://hype.my/2018/150745/spotify-tribute-david-bowie-greatest-rockstar-ever-lived/ https://hype.my/2018/150745/spotify-tribute-david-bowie-greatest-rockstar-ever-lived/#respond Tue, 09 Jan 2018 08:57:24 +0000 https://hype.my/?p=150745 Two years ago on the 10th of January, the world said goodbye to Ziggy Stardust. After an 18-month battle with liver cancer, David Bowie eventually succumbed to the illness and passed away in his apartment in New York City.  Bowie reigned the music scene in the 70s, he shot to fame after “Space Oddity” made […]

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Two years ago on the 10th of January, the world said goodbye to Ziggy Stardust.

After an 18-month battle with liver cancer, David Bowie eventually succumbed to the illness and passed away in his apartment in New York City. 

Bowie reigned the music scene in the 70s, he shot to fame after “Space Oddity” made Top 5 on the UK singles chart in 1969. He continued to enjoy overwhelming success with another hit single, “Heroes”, and subsequently “Starman”. Bowie became a household name after the release of his fifth studio album, ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars’, which earned him worldwide success.

Photo: David Bowie is/MCA Chicago/Chris Duffy

Bowie was also admired for challenging the cultural norms of his time, he perpetuated an androgynous alter-ego on stage, painted his face as he pleased, and created his own idea of a rock-star.

In order to pay tribute to this iconic legend, we’ve put together a list of some of Bowie’s greatest songs that graced our planet:

 

 

 

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The Best Of Bernstein’s Broadway Review: Morgan James Steals The Spotlight https://hype.my/2018/150610/bernstein-broadway-review-morgan-james/ https://hype.my/2018/150610/bernstein-broadway-review-morgan-james/#respond Tue, 09 Jan 2018 02:50:45 +0000 https://hype.my/?p=150610 Leonard Bernstein was one of the most talented and successful music legend in American history. To this day, many of his compositions are still performed at major Broadway musicals all over the world. Last weekend, we got to witness The Best Of Bernstein’s Broadway show at the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) in Petronas Twin Towers Kuala […]

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Leonard Bernstein was one of the most talented and successful music legend in American history. To this day, many of his compositions are still performed at major Broadway musicals all over the world.

Last weekend, we got to witness The Best Of Bernstein’s Broadway show at the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) in Petronas Twin Towers Kuala Lumpur City Centre. The intimate event was led by widely acclaimed conductor Teddy Abrams and the exquisite beltress Morgan James.

Morgan James

If the name Morgan James sounds familiar, that is because she has appeared in Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox YouTube videos numerous times. Check out her cover versions of James Brown’s “It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World” and Aerosmith’s “Dream On” if you haven’t already. The Julliard-graduate even has 2 studio albums to her name – “Hunter” and “Reckless Abandon”.

The memorable evening consisted of several selections of Bernstein’s popular body of work. They include “On the Town” (1944), “Peter Pan” (1950), “Candide” (1956), “West Side Story” (1957), and “MASS” (1971) throughout the 72-minute show. A 1949 piece title, “Prelude, Fugue and Riffs” was also included in the program.

Although we’re neither a hardcore lover of classical music, nor a musical theatre geek, Bernstein’s compositions are legendary and has the ability to appeal to a crowd that favours contemporary pop. Mr. Abrams and the orchestra began by performing the the overture from Bernstein’s most famous musical, “West Side Story”. Abrams’ energy, enthusiasm, and passion were evident for all to see all through the show.

Having said that, the impressive team of musicians faded into background whenever the stunning 36-year-old Broadway chanteuse steps into the centre stage. It was easy to fall under the spell of Ms James, who has a voice like an angel, and a very operatic powerhouse voice.

Morgan James

What we enjoyed about James and Abrams’ interpretation of the well-known classics from Bernstein’s songbook is their storytelling. The well-known “Tonight” from “West Side Story” is a reminiscent of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet of how Tony of the Jets falls in love with Maria of the Sharks.

“On the Town”, which centre on three American sailors who encounter three women on a 24-hour shore leave during World War Two, was well represented. James took on “I Can Cook Too”, where she sings about Hildy’s list of talents (she brags about cooking) in an attempt to persuade Chip to ask her out on a date. While “Some Other Time”, the following song, laments that there isn’t enough time in a day for 2 lovers.

Other vocal highlights from the New York based soul singer include “Dream With Me” from “Peter Pan” (where the character Wendy sings about her dreams), the Candide aria, “Glitter And Be Gay” (James brought the house down with her powerful pipes), and the magical rendition of “Somewhere”.

Thanks to Abrams and James, together with the talented orchestra, “The Best Of Bernstein’s Broadway” was able to transport us to a different time and place.

For upcoming events, check out MPO’s official website here.

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Dan Reynolds Adresses Depression Mid-Concert, Says It’s Not A Weakness https://hype.my/2018/150602/dan-reynolds-adresses-depression-mid-concert-says-not-weakness/ https://hype.my/2018/150602/dan-reynolds-adresses-depression-mid-concert-says-not-weakness/#respond Sun, 07 Jan 2018 09:19:38 +0000 https://hype.my/?p=150602 Depression has no mercy. It taken the lives of many, including mega-stars like Linking Park’s Chester Bennington and comedian/actor Robin Williams. Depression knows no race, religion, or gender – everybody is a victim. Imagine Dragons’ frontman Dan Reynolds is no exception. During the band’s debut concert at the Malawati Stadium in Shah Alam, Malaysia, Reynolds […]

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Depression has no mercy. It taken the lives of many, including mega-stars like Linking Park’s Chester Bennington and comedian/actor Robin Williams. Depression knows no race, religion, or gender – everybody is a victim.

Imagine Dragons’ frontman Dan Reynolds is no exception. During the band’s debut concert at the Malawati Stadium in Shah Alam, Malaysia, Reynolds took a few minutes to talk about his struggle with depression.

“I was diagnosed with depression many years ago. It’s been part of my story and part of my life. But it has not controlled me, it has only been a part of my story.” Reynolds confessed to the crowd.

“It’s nothing to be ashamed of. It’s not a weakness. If anyone of you is suffering from depression or anxiety, I just want you to know that I am here with you. I want you to know that life is always worth living.”

“Seek help, speak to someone, go see a therapist. I have a therapist – it’s not a strange thing. In fact, I think it’s incredibly wise and strong to be humble, and to seek help.” he added.

Reynolds then serenaded the crowd with the poignant “Demons”, which was inspired by his struggle with depression, and how he overcame and defeated the demons inside him.

Watch his full speech about depression here:

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Video: Liam Payne & Rita Ora’s Duet Track For ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ Is Here https://hype.my/2018/150579/liam-payne-rita-oras-duet-track-fifty-shades-freed/ https://hype.my/2018/150579/liam-payne-rita-oras-duet-track-fifty-shades-freed/#respond Fri, 05 Jan 2018 07:34:07 +0000 https://hype.my/?p=150579 For months, both Liam Payne and Rita Ora have been teasing fans with photos of them working together on a track for ‘Fifty Shades Freed’. The wait is finally over – their duet track “For You” has officially dropped today. Both Liam Payne and Rita Ora posted the track on their official social media pages […]

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For months, both Liam Payne and Rita Ora have been teasing fans with photos of them working together on a track for ‘Fifty Shades Freed’.

The wait is finally over – their duet track “For You” has officially dropped today. Both Liam Payne and Rita Ora posted the track on their official social media pages today, calling for fans to listen and share.

The track is an energetic, upbeat, number – with Rita and Liam’s vocals perfectly complementing each other.

“For You” is one of the songs that will be featured on ‘Fifty Shades Freed’, the official soundtrack will out later this week.

Watch the video here:

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