Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino of A Great Big World’s song “Say Something
Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino of A Great Big World’s song “Say Something” first burst on to the scene when it was performed on So You Think You Can Dance to a finale performance by Stacey Tookey. and Shortly after its success the song was heard by musical legend Christina Aguilera who was so moved she asked to record a version of the song with the group and perform the song on The Voice. After the breathtaking performance the song immediately shot up to #1 on the iTunes chart, debuted #1 on Billboard Digital Download Chart and is now Top 10 on Billboard Hot 100. It is only one of four songs in 2013 to reach the Top 10 in less than 4 weeks and is already well on its way to platinum. The response to “Say Something” has been incredible as it received a standing ovation from the crowd when it was performed with Christina Aguilera on The American Music Awards. The group were also asked to perform “Say Something” on The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show which aired December 10th and were selected by Maroon 5 to open for their New Year’s Eve show in Las Vegas. In addition they have been selected as VH1’s January “You Outta Know Artist” and have been the #1 added song at Top 40 Radio.
A Great Big World began in the crowded practice rooms at NYU where Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino were both studying music business while fostering dreams of writing and performing. Fast forward a few years, and in 2012, A Great Big World was born. Making positive, piano-driven pop bursting with harmonies, the duo gained support through fans entirely on Kickstarter to fund their first EP. Their song “This Is the New Year” was given new life in 2013 and was performed by the cast of Fox’s hit TV series Glee. “This Is the New Year” has been featured on One Tree Hill, The Amazing Race, ESPN, Good Morning America, The Rachael Ray Show, The Today Show and The O Music Awards. Their current single, “Say Something”, has received critical acclaim; Billboard compared the song to “the understated tones of Adele’s ballads with the dreamlike lyricism of Ingrid Michaelson,” and was featured during a moving finale performance on So You Think You Can Dance. Currently on tour, the group will release their first debut album “Is There Anybody Out There?” in January.
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CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG COVERS THE JIMI HENDRIX CULT CLASSIC “HEY JOE”;
NEW SONG FEATURED IN LARS VON TRIER’S NYMPHOMANIAC
Because/Elektra artist Charlotte Gainsbourg joins the list of prestigious names who have interpreted the Jimi Hendrix cult classic, “Hey Joe.” Her version will appear on the soundtrack of Lars Von Triers’ anticipated new feature film Nymphomaniac. Beck, who has collaborated with Charlotte Gainsbourg in the past, namely for her albums IRM and Stage Whisper, produced this bewitching and bittersweet cover. Nymphomaniac marks the third time Lars von Triers has worked with Charlotte Gainsbourg. After ‘Antichrist’ (2009) and ‘Melancholia’ (2011), she now returns as the leading role ‘Joe’ in his latest movie, which will be released as two feature-length films. “Hey Joe” will appear in the closing credits of the movie’s second part. will have a US theatrical release on . will follow shortly afterward, with a US theatrical release on .
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