Sunday, November 1, 2015

Memo #5

Firstly, thanks to all of our readers for your support and patience. Page Royalkev's slight transition into a personal statement blog is still quite a gradual process.  We'll continue postings on music related news, but aside from our reviews and feature articles (our main function), we're incorporating several artistic works that will be a magnified focus in the upcoming years.  

Update:  The upcoming Best To Ever Do It post

Sunday, October 25, 2015

The Diva Records (Over 40 Achievements)

So many divas have made such profound, legendary impacts throughout the history of music.  It's no wonder why they're held in such high regard. These women (that mainly derive from music's "golden eras") are the industry standard.  Unfortunately, it's too often that folks are forgetful of all their hard work and accomplishments.  Pop culture's shaping didn't happen overnight, much creative toiling went into building a foundation that's pretty much inconceivable today.  The question is, does any of this reflect in the record books?  The answer to that awaits below.  Now is the perfect time to remind people why these diva(s) Run The World! ... and why names like Whitney, Janet, Madonna, Beyonce, Mariah, Celine and Britney are forever ingrained in our minds as rulers that dominated on thrones of greatness.  There's still a few things up for grabs, however, not all victories were earned by veterans in the 40+ achievements listed.  Check it out. 

The Grade (Scoring The Latest Music)

We're in the forth quarter of 2015 and Page RoyalKev is summoning the return of The Grade.  Here we're scoring the latest music (with letter grades) from today's artists as well as the well-established musical talents of yesteryear.  Let's quickly refresh your memory, this feature got on it's way in  2012 and 2013 (where you can find reviews on Katy Perry, Britney Spears, JLO, Alicia Keys, Brandy, Drake and more).  Our first review of this year was Ms. Janet Jackson's 'No Sleeep'. 

Latest review

Adele - Hello 

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Janet Jackson - Unbreakable (Album Review)

Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis have made their mark in music history, time and time again.  Their sound can't be duplicated and it's a unique chemistry found in their partnership, that's like no other.  Unbreakable proves just that.  The song structures, concept themes, flawless arrangements and live instrumentals are the things that makes each collaboration on every Janet project monumental, but this is possibly their most cohesive work to date with all of the above checked off the list.  

Janet Jackson is truly the only artist that really does her brand of music justice.  Jackson's distinctive tones and versatile high and low register is what gives her music the energy it has.  Unbreakable is a complete album in every way imaginable.   There's great melodies, artistic craftsmanship and just real music integrity.  We're not certain if this trio's aim was to outdo their previous work or not, but one thing is for sure, this incredible, majestic album put a strong bid in for becoming their Magnum Opus. 

#1 Unbreakable 

As noted in a previous review: 

This song has it all: such wonderful lyrics, unbelievable harmonies, authenticity and tempos that smoothly transition from one into the next.  Unbreakable captures Janet's signature vocal sweetness and it's a song that only Janet can sing so purely.   It's a rarity to come across songs that can be dedicated to a mate, lover or family member.   This one allows all bases to be covered.  



#2 Burn It Up 

As noted in a previous review:

This is a club-ready track that goes hard.   The wicked breakdown at the end is the finisher!  Janet totally nails this one and with Missy thrown in (as your super-hyper sidekick), you are liable to pop a blood vessel when you turn up to it!


Friday, October 2, 2015

New Music Video: Janet Jackson - Burn It Up (Lyric Video)

Ms. Janet Jackson, along with her background dancers are giving viewers a taste of life on the road (while on her Unbreakable World Tour) in a fun and playful clip serving as the lyric video for her latest single 'Burn It Up'.  If your not living under a rock, you're already well aware that Jackson's tour has been a hot ticket for the last month and is receiving rave reviews in cities across the globe. It's great to see Janet incorporating some footage of the girls for this blazing, hot single.  Check out all the sass and great camaraderie below.


Monday, September 28, 2015

Kanye West Delivers Artistic Showing Of 808's Album At Hollywood Bowl

Kanye West recently performed for 2 nights (both sold out shows ) in Los Angeles, California at the Hollywood Bowl.  The iconic rapper took an artistic approach to performing songs from 2008's 808 & Heartbreak album.  Kanye was backed by a small band, orchestra and dozens of shirtless men wearing paint in a concept piece that's dedicated to this specific work that inspired so many of today's artists.  Kid Cudi was also on hand to rock the crowd.  Check out some of the action below.  


Welcome to Heartbreak (Featuring Kid Cudi)

Heartless (Feat. Kid Cudi)

Pinocchio Story

Love Lockdown

Monday, September 21, 2015

Star Spotted: Ariana Grande Tosses Out Ponytail For Sexy New Look

A change is gonna come!  ... Well, it already has actually.  Pop star, Ariana Grande's signature ponytail is no more!  She shared a few snaps of herself on Instagram recently and to our surprise moved on to something a bit more curlious!  We might dare to even say that this look is pretty sexy.  Check it out for yourselves!  First let's remind a few of the old do.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Twenty Best Moments of Janet Jackson's Return ... So Far

Like a rising phoenix, Janet Jackson has returned and made this outing more amazing than words can express.  Janet is well on her way to releasing her first studio album in over 7 years.  She's not only giving fans new music, she's embarked on a new world tour ('Unbreakable').  It's very much still the beginning, but so much has happened to make this era fascinating and unique.  That's why we're counting down the top 20 moments in which  the Queen of Insomnia has thrilled us so far.    

#20 Signs of Hope For New Janet Music
This tweet directly from Janet herself, was the small glimmer of hope that excited her fans across the globe.  Was a new Janet album on the horizon?  It wouldn't be much longer after this, that this question and a lot more would become clear to everyone.


Saturday, May 2, 2015

Memo #4: The Page Is Still Very Much Alive! ... More Is In Store... And You Won't Be Disappointed!

Ok, so we haven't posted since February of this year.  Shame on us!  We apologize for not saying anything sooner, but The Page is obviously on hiatus.  We're certain things may become clearer on why we spend so much time away from our beloved blog later this summer.  The good news is that we will be up and running again shortly, the bad news -- it won't happen til late June.  Yea, we miss it, but we're actually still currently working on several great posts as always.  

Our very worthwhile, Best To Ever Do It article (which will be a transparent, accurate calculation of the status of all the biggest artists in music over the last few decades) is still on the back burner for now.  

Friday, February 20, 2015

Star Spotted: Nicki Minaj Drop Dead Gorgeous In Fur (NYC Fashion Week)

Nicki Minaj wowed the crowd on the last day of NYC's Fall/Winter 2015 fashion week.  Draped in fur and wearing snakeskin boots, Nicki turned every head at the Marc Jacobs show.   Soak in the very glamorous Nicki Minaj below.  

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