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New J-pop and K-pop Releases

Sorry the post is late this week; I planned to post yesterday but wasn't feeling well. :)

Today I thought I'd share some new J-pop and K-pop songs/videos.

First up one of my favourite Japanese singers Namie Amuro has a new single called Hero. It's for the Olympics, it's the theme song for the Japanese broadcast. Seems weird that it's 4 years since the last Olympics in London!

This is a nice song. :) The video is the short version (just over 2 minutes).




Namie also has another video for the song Show Me What You've Got (from the Hero single). Unfortunately they won't show it on her YouTube channel; they sometimes make them unavailable for certain countries. They do have it on DailyMotion though, so if you can't view it in your country check it out here: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4m9ycu_amuro-namie-show-me-what-you-ve-got_music



And then Korean American rapper/singer Jay Park has a new single with Korean rapper Ugly Duck called Ain't No Party L…

Computer problems

I don't normally do two posts in one day but as I mentioned recently I had some computer problems. I took my computer to the shop to get sorted out and got it back at the beginning of the month. However I just started having a similar issue to what was happening before, so I may have to get it looked at again. In that case the blog will take a break. If not, I'll continue posting as normal. :)

Weekly Music Video

Today's video (or audio) is Thinking Out Loud by JoJo. I first heard the short version of this song on her 2012 mixtape Agape and really liked it. This is the full version from her new mixtape #:LoveJo2, a follow-up to #LoveJo which was released in 2014. I don't think it's out yet but I'll keep an eye out. :)

Update 19/8/16: #LoveJo2 was released last December in honour of JoJo's 25th birthday.




JoJo's last release was the EP Tringle in 2015. Check it out here: http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/jojo-tringle.html

New BANKS Video

American singer BANKS has a new single called F**k With Myself. I haven't heard much BANKS' music lately (her last release was Better in November). I think it's from her 2nd album which is due out on 30th September. I really like her first album GODDESS so I'm looking forward to the new one!

At first I wasn't sure how much I liked it but it grew it on me and I bought it on iTunes the other day. The video is quite strange though, lol.

F**k With Myself is out now. As you can tell by the title, the song is explicit! :)




Weekly Music Video

This week's video is Company by Justin Bieber. It's from his latest album Purpose and I previously posted a link to the PURPOSE: The Movement version in this post: http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/justin-bieber-videos.html

This is the music video version.




Quantum Leap

Quantum Leap was an American sci-fi TV series about Dr. Samuel (Sam) Beckett (played by Scott Bakula) a physicist who is part of the research project Quantum Leap which is working on time travel. The experiment goes wrong and Sam gets "lost" in time, "leaping" into the bodies of different people and only leaping out when he's successfully changed history for the better. Each time he leaps, he hopes that he will make it home. The show ran for 5 series (or seasons) from 1989 to 1993.

Sam's guide through time is his friend and Project QL colleague Admiral Al Calavicci (Dean Stockwell) who appears as a hologram who only Sam can see and hear.* Al is linked up to the advanced computer system Ziggy. The voice of Ziggy is actress Deborah Pratt, who was also a producer on the show and the wife of series creator Donald P. Bellasario. Their daughter Troian (now best known for Pretty Little Liars) features in the episode Another Mother (see below) and her name is also …

Weekly Music Video

This week's video is Kickin' Back by Mila J which is from her new EP 213. The music in the background sounds similar to Will Smith and Jazzy Jeff's Summertime and also Aaliyah's A Girl Like You. Both good songs!  Mila's sister Miyoko features in the video. Their other sister is Jhene Aiko.

Please note that the song is explicit. :)




For more songs from 213 check out my latest New Music/Videos post: http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/new-musicvideos.html

New Music/Videos

I've been listening to more new music lately (and watching new videos) so here's an update. :)


Fergie- Hungry (1st Byte)
Kiiara- Gold
Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris- This Is What You Came For
Justin Bieber- Company (video)
Mila J- Kickin' Back
Fergie- M.I.L.F. $ (explicit)
Fergie- Hungry (2nd Byte)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYGODWJgR-c


Mila J- 213 EP (minus Kickin' Back)

Oohwee
Next Up
The Sweetest Taboo
Me & You
Friend Zone

Listen to the EP on Spotify (sign-up or login): Mila J Spotify


Mo- Final Song
Nick Jonas- Under You (video)
Mabel- Thinking Of You 


K-pop

SE7EN- I'M GOOD
Wonder Girls- Why So Lonely 
Wonder Girls- I Feel You*


That's all until next time!

*Not a new song but new to me!

Weekly Music Video

Today's video is Under You by Nick Jonas. It's from his latest album Last Year Was Complicated. I recently bought this song on iTunes. :)  Canadian actress Shay Mitchell stars in the video with Nick.







For more songs from Last Year Was Complicated check out this post: http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/new-nick-jonas-album.html

World Music Round-Up- America, Canada, Caribbean, Europe and Middle East

A couple of weeks ago I did a round of up world music posts on the blog from Africa and Asia. It was originally going to include more countries but it was turning into a really long post, so I split it up. Now here is the second half. :)

This post is about music from America, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe and the Middle East. I'm not going to include most of the American and British music because I consider world music to be music from countries around the world other than Western ones and music that's not necessarily "mainstream" in the UK. Also I couldn't really link to every single post I've ever done because that would turn this into a massive post! lol. But I'm going to list a few artists from the UK and US, just so they're represented. :)

You can read the Africa and Asia post here: http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/world-music-round-up-africa-and-asia.html



America


Guam

Pia Mia

http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/weekly-music-video.…