‘The Voice’: Cher & Others (Like Christina Aguilera, Bruno Mars, Etc.) Perform, Danielle Bradbery Wins
... the winner, who is... ...16 year-old Danielle Bradbery, making it a three-peat for Blake Shelton! Danielle cuts her attempt to sing her victory song short, as she fades away with the rest of the season in a flurry of confetti-cannon glory. We shall see you next season, Danielle, when you best have exciting career news to report! So what do you think of the Season 4 results? Still planning on tuning in for Season 5? Let us know below, or by hitting us up on Facebook and Twitter! ‘The Voice’: Cher
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Cher Talks “Taking Chances” On New Album ‘Closer To The Truth’
... Twitter legend and occasional recording artist Cher
performed her new-except-it-already-leaked-like-a-year-ago-but-who-cares-it's-Cher
single "Woman's World" on The Voice last night, but wait! There's more! She also gave all kinds of details to Billboard about the sound of her upcoming LP Closer To The Truth, sort of -- at the very least, she revealed that "Woman's World," penned with and produced by Paul Oakenfold, was the starting point for the new record. "Then Pink gave me a beautiful song," she said. "Then Mark [Taylor], the man who produced the Believe album, came up with four great songs. There was a beautiful country song and a song a friend of mine and I wrote for Interview with a Vampire that got turned down. It's very eclectic, you know. The songs are good songs that just happen to be together." Even more/less revealingly, she admitted: "I took some chances on this album and when it turned out to be good, I was pleased." Cher
, ladies and gentlemen. In related news, she's the new social media correspondent for The Voice and Christina Milian needs a job. [via Billboard] Cher
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Cher’s ‘Woman’s World’ Lyric Video Is A Work Of Art
... Get Lyrical With The Goddess Of Glamour Cher
is taking no chances with her 107th comeback! In the last 24 hours, the 68-year-old sex kitten graced The Voice with her glorious presence (wearing what appeared to be Tina Turner's Private Dancer wig), spoke to Billboard about her new album Closer To The Truth and dropped one of the cutest lyrics videos of 2013. "Woman's World" is possibly the campest song ever recorded, so it's only fitting that the addictive dance anthem get a kitsch lyric video. A variety of animated pin-up girls from yesteryear strike saucy poses while Paul Oakenfold's lyrics spill across the screen. It looks fantastic and bodes well for the actual film clip. Which, given her current frantic output, can't be far off. It's raining Cher
at the moment. Go outside and get wet! Cher
’s ‘Woman’s World’ Lyric Video Is A Work Of Art ... [ read more ]
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She was born Cherilyn Sarkisian LaPierre in El Centro, California. She is of Armenian and Native American (Cherokee) decent.
Cher began working as a session singer in an attempt to finance an acting career. Her future husband Sonny Bono introduced her to Phil Spector, who hired her as a backing vocalist.
After releasing two singles under the name Caesar And Cleo, Sonny and Cher gained stardom as Sonny And Cher. Throughout this period Cher also sustained a solo career, initially singing a paean to Ringo Starr ("Ringo I Love You") under the pseudonym Bonnie Jo Mason. Thereafter, she secured several hits, including a cover version of the Byrds "All I Really Want To Do."
Cher appeared in 2 minor '60s films: Good Times (1967) and Chastity (1969).
In 1971, the chart-topping "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves" and its attendant album saw her back in the ascendant. Two further US number 1 hits ("Half Breed" and "Dark Lady") preceded her divorce from Sonny, though for a time the duo continued to appear together on stage and television.
Cher had an on-off relationship with Gregg Allman starting in 1975 and divorcing in 1979. Their union resulted in one album, the punningly titled, Allman and Woman: Two The Hard Way. By the late '70s, she became a regular fixture in gossip columns and fashion magazines which lauded over her sartorial outrageousness and much publicized musical and personal relationships with Allman, Gene Simmons (of KISS) and Les Dudek. She was also associated with Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, Richie Sambora, and Warren Beatty. (thanks, Sharilyn - Sinclair , MN)
In 1981, Cher appeared on Meat Loaf's "Dead Ringer For Love" but recording interests increasingly took a back seat to her first love: acting. A leading role in Come Back To The Five And Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982) was followed by a lucrative part in Silkwood (1983), and an Oscar nomination. Appearances in Mask (1985), The Witches Of Eastwick (1987) and Suspect (1987) emphasized that her thespian aspirations were no mere sideline. For Moonstruck (1987), she won an Oscar for Best Actress. (thanks, Paul - Detroit, MI, for all above)
She has a son with Greg Allman named Elijah Blue Allman. She also has a daughter with Sonny Bono named Chastity Bono.
Cher is dyslexic, which went undiagnosed in school and led to lots of report cards stating that she was not living up to her potential. She had to learn by listening rather than reading. (thanks, Sharilyn - Sinclair , MN, for above 2)
Cher has been romantically linked to Warren Beaty, Val Kilmer, Tom Cruise, Eric Stoltz (her co-star in Mask), and Gene Simmons, the lead guitarist of the band KISS, who gave her son Elijah Blue Allman his first guitar.
Cher has won many awards in television, film and music. These include an Academy Award, a Grammy, an Emmy, three Golden Globes, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (thanks, Elizabeth - Beverly Hills, CA, for above 2)
Cher became the first artist to have a #1 Billboard chart single in each of the past six decades beginning in the 1960s when 2010's "You Haven't Seen The Last Of Me
" hit #1 on the Dance Club chart.
Kristian Bush of Sugarland
Kristian talks songwriting technique, like how the chorus should redefine the story, and how to write a song backwards.
Steve Forbert - "Romeo's Tune"
"Let me smell the moon in your perfume..." It took a rough mix and an extra verse, but Steve found his "calling card" song, which is always
Andy Powell of Wishbone Ash
The Wishbone Ash guitarist on how touring with The Who inspired one of their most enduring songs, and why they moved to America at the peak of their powers.
One of the most successful songwriters in the business, Desmond co-wrote "Livin' La Vida Loca," "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)" and "Livin' On A Prayer."