The Grammies and The Real Nashville Accountant
One of the more well known videos to hit the internet this year has been The White Hotel by YouTube sensations The White Hotel. The video was released to coincide with The Weeknd’s song of the same name and has become one of the most viral videos of all time. This is a review of the video and an interview with the man behind the video. No doubt the video is going to be an entertaining and intriguing to watch.
The weekend is one half of the country music duo The National. His partner is beautiful singer-singer-pop artist Rihanna. It was rumoured before the release of The White Hotel that The National were working on a new album called Royalty Free. If that is the album in question then The White Hotel will be their first official release since Rihanna released her own album last year.
The weekend is not the only noteworthy member of The National who has had a memorable hit. Taylor Swift also made history last year with her song “Bad Blood”. Swift is also the mother of one-year-old Swiftie, which must make for some interesting comparisons between the pop princess and her famous son. The two musical titans have made an instant connection, and soon, it will be impossible not to compare Taylor Swift’s chart-topping smash and the country crooner’s first country single, long black train.
On the other hand, when it comes to their music, the similarities are a lot more pronounced. Taylor Swift and Chris Brown have both recorded several albums that have charted in the all-important Top Ten of the United States and around the world. They have also won several Grammys, including the Songwriters Hall of Fame Award for their massive song, “Love Yourself”. This long time break with Britney Spears has allowed Taylor Swift to reinvent herself over again, while chart topping country artists continue to push the boundaries in the world of pop.
The weekend’s debut album, which was produced by RCA Records, is expected to earn him another four Grammys, including Best Rock Album. Of course, this is just a small taste of what has been recorded so far. His sophomore album will be his biggest single to date. If he can keep up the pace, this kid has got a very bright future ahead of him. This kid is talented beyond belief, and knows how to use the microphone to make his music heard by millions. He has a unique voice that everybody loves.
His debut album, which is due out any day now on iTunes, will feature songs like “Xxplosive” and “Hits Me First”, as well as a few other songs that will definitely make you sit up and take notice. One thing that will be very different about his music compared to that of Drake and Justin Timberlake is that The Weeknd has a much harder edge to his music. There is a real “growl” to this kid that is reminiscent of rappers like Eminem and Method Man.
As a country music fan, I was excited to hear the first single from his upcoming album, which is called South Park. I was not disappointed because of any obscure hit-maker from Canada, but more than anything I was very happy for him to finally win an Album of the Year Award from the Grammies. This is a song that has consistently performed well when it comes to major radio stations. It is not a very surprise that The Weeknd was able to win this title. What is a little bit surprising though is the fact that The Weeknd actually performed this song live during the Grammies!
Throughout the past several years The Weeknd has been nominated multiple times for both the Album of the Year and the Best Rock/Pop Album. With each nod he receives, the self-confessed dream man becomes a much-loved and respected southern rock singer/songwriter. The Weeknd recently landed a huge national record deal with RCA Records, after developing a strong buzz through viral videos posted on YouTube and other social networking websites. His first single from this new album is titled “Wake Me Up,” and is already getting some great reviews. It is expected that The Weeknd will receive more Grammies Awards nominations in the coming years. While many other country stars have struggled to establish their own personal fan base, The Weeknd has managed to do just that, and more.