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Weekly Music Video

This week's video is Like You by Korean singer Hoody. Her real name is Kim Hyun-Jung and she's a member of the all-girl underground hip hop crew Amourette (AMRT).* She released her first solo single My Ride in 2013, followed by Baby Oh Baby (and remix) in 2014 and Let Em Know in 2015.

Last year Hoody signed to South Korean record label AMOG, becoming their first female artist. She also featured on Korean American rapper (and AOMG founder) Jay Park's single Solo. Like You is her latest single which came out at the end of May. It's her first release under AOMG.




For more on Hoody visit these links:

http://www.last.fm/music/Hoody

https://sweetsweetkpop.com/tag/hoody-kim/


And if you're into Korean hip hop check out these sites:

http://seoulsync.com/entertainment/koreanpop/korean-hip-hop-artists-deserve-playlists

http://hiphopkr.com/






*Korean names are the other way round to Western ones, her first name is Hyun-Jung.

World Music Round-up- Africa and Asia

I like a variety of music from around the world, so I thought today I'd do a round-up of world music posts on the blog. :) I was originally going to include more countries but it was turning into a really long post, so I've split it up! I'm starting with music from African and Asian countries.

Note: I've listed the countries and singers/groups in alphabetical order to make it easier but the Bollywood, Kollywood and Tollywood films are listed in order of posting (from oldest to newest) because that was how I did the previous Bollywood round-up post.


Africa

Angola 

Perolahttp://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/weekly-music-video_18.html


Cameroon

Henri Dikongue: http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/weekly-music-video_25.html



Egypt

Amr Diab: http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/weekly-music-video_26.html

Ruby: http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/weekly-music-video_8.html


Mozambique/Angola

 Liza James and Perola (see above) : http://starsparklex.blogspot…

Weely Music Video

This week's video (or audio!) is SHE DON'T LOVE ME by Zayn aka ZAYN. It's from his debut solo abum Mind of Mine and is reportedly about his ex-fiancee Perrie Edwards, from British girl group Little Mix. I think it's one of the best songs on the album. :)

Pleae note that the song is explicit. :)

Update 30/12/16: I had to replace the original video because it was gone.





For more songs from Mind of Mine check out these posts:

http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/weekly-music-video_30.html

http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/weekly-music-video.html

New Nick Jonas Album

American singer Nick Jonas has just released his 3rd album Last Year Was Complicated. It came out yesterday (10th June) and I listened to it on Spotify.

It;s a good album, my favourites so far are Voodoo, Bacon, Good Girls and The Difference but I liked most of it. I may buy the physical CD or maybe individual songs, I haven't decided yet. I'll listen to it a couple more times. Today I thought I'd share a few of my fave songs. :)


Here is the video for Bacon featuring rapper Ty Dolla $ign, which is a promotional single.




Weekly Music Video

Today's video is Leih Beydary Keda by Egyptian singer Ruby aka Roubi. Her real name is Rania Hussein Muhammad Tawfiq and she's also an actress and model. She started out modelling and went on to appear in a music video and TV adverts before getting into films. Her career really took off after the release of her debut single Enta Aref Leih/Inta Aref Leh (Do you Know Why?)* in July 2003 which caused controversy due to the video, which she belly danced in and wore a skimpy costume. (This caused problems since Egypt is a conservative Muslim country).

In 2004 Ruby released her debut albulm Eba'a Abelni/Abely and the same year brought out her second single Leih Beydary Keda. She has released two more albums, Meshit Wara Ehsasy (2007) and Inta Jubnya Keda (2009) and two more singles, El Gharaam (Koll Amma A'ollo Ah) from the film Saba' Wara'aat Kotcheena (7 Playing Cards) which she starred in and Yal Ramoush (which according to Wikipedia translates as Wonderful Eyelas…

New Ariana Grande Videos

Here are two more videos for songs from Ariana Grande's new album Dangerous Woman, which came out last month. The videos are Let Me Love You featuring rapper Lil Wayne and Into You.

I previously featured Let Me Me Love You as my Weekly Music Video when it was just an audio. Now here is the official video. It's one of my favourite songs on the album and I bought it on iTunes. :)




And then here is Into You which is Ariana's latest single:





I also bought Knew Better/Forever Boy which you can listen to here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyuChvJOISc

For more songs from Dangerous Woman check out this post: http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/new-ariana-grande-songs.html


Do you have a favourite song from the album?

Weekly Music Video

Today's video is LIKE I WOULD by ZAYN. It's the latest single from his debut album Mind of Mine and is out now. I listened to the album on Spotify and this is one of the songs I like from it. :)