When you’re talking about Oprah, two powerful voices are always better than one. On the inaugural anthem for the media mogul’s OWN Network, she didn’t just go big, she went double-diva, with Jennifer Nettles and Jennifer Hudson joining forces on “You Will,” their first duet written by longtime Winfrey friend Diane Warren. In traditional Oprah-style, the booming ballad is all about self-empowerment (and includes plenty of mantras like “go live a life that’s got no limits”) with Nettles and Hudson using every corner of their famous ranges: lots of runs, lots of big notes, lots of hands in the air. Related: Hear Reba and Jennifer Nettles’ Heartbreaking Duet Written by the legendary Warren, known for hits like Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” and LeAnn Rimes’ “How Do I Live,” “You Will” doesn’t fall into either of the singers’ particular genre niches, landing in a nice — and broadly appealing — pop space. (Winfrey is about the every-woman, after all.) Though country has historically treated Hudson well
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Halestorm were presented with the first gold record of their career on March 20 in Sweden for their single I Miss The Misery.
Jeff Beck is to release an expanded version of his 2007 live package recorded at Ronnie Scott’s.
When Randy Travis released “I Told You So” from his 1987 album Always & Forever , it quickly became a landmark song for his career. Though the single had humble beginnings — first sung in clubs and recorded under Travis’s stage name “Randy Ray” — it went on to reach platinum status and top Billboard ‘s country singles charts. Readers’ Poll: 10 Best Carrie Underwood Songs Almost 20 years later, producers of Fox’s American Idol brought Travis in as a mentor in celebration of the show’s Grand Ole Opry week. Idol ‘s own Carrie Underwood had just given new life to “I Told You So” by recording the track for her second album Carnival Ride. It was only natural for the next step to be a duet, and the pair debuted their collaboration on the Idol stage
As Nikki Minaj was in the process of announcing the first round of U.S. dates on her current tour, she racked up a chart history milestone on the Billboard charts. Minaj is the first woman to chart four simultaneous top ten singles on the magazine’s “Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop” chart. More news: Nikki Minaj , Beyonce , Drake , Tinashe , Iggy Azalea , Lil Wayne , Rae Sremmurd , Chris Brown , Meek Mill , Dej Loaf
Kelly Clarkson will follow up her brand-new “Piece by Piece” with a nationwide support tour this summer. More news: Kelly Clarkson , Eric Hutchinson