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‘The Voice’ contestant MacKenzie Bourg releases new video

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Team Cee-Lo scores with “The Voice” contestant MacKenzie Bourg, as the third season’s contestant releases his new music video for his hit song “Everyone’s Got A Story,”

The 19-year-old has been through quite a bit at such a young age, when a couple of years prior to being on “The Voice” he contracted viral myocarditis, triggering congestive  heart failure. Before being placed in a medically induced coma he told his father that he would wake up before the Superbowl. As promised he came out of his coma the day before the Superbowl. That was the year “The Voice” followed the big game, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Winning the hearts of millions of fans on the music competition show with his Justin Bieber looks and great backstory, Bourg never looked back after his elimination, as fans cheered him on through Twitter. After he released his debut single “Everyone’s Got A Story,” the MacPack, as his fans are called, drove the tune to the top 60 on iTunes.The-Voice

After releasing his first song the MacPack tweeted their praise, including Christina Millan who wrote, “I love the new @BourgMackeznie single! great song! Congrats!”

“Smooth” rocker Rob Thomas joined the MacPack as he tweeted “Hey Guys! Our friend MacKenzie Bourg has a new single out.. check it out!”

At 19 Bourg has a very soulful voice and pulls off a very nice Jason Maraz sound in “Everyone’s Got A Story.” It’s a great tune and nicely done video.

Soon enough you will be reading about other up and coming singers being referred to as having a MacKenzie Bourg kinda sound.


Adam Levine announces fragrance collection

ADRENALINA INC ADAM LEVINE FRAGRANCEIn a press release today, Maroon 5’s front man Adam Levine and ID Perfumes announced the release of Levine’s signature line of fragrances for both men and women.

According to “The Voice” coach, “I have been extremely passionate about this fragrance collection from the beginning. I find the things that inspire me in my everyday surroundings and express who I am as a person, which led me to the creative process of developing these scents. My goal was to create a line for men and women that is complex in its notes yet intriguing and invigorating,” Levene wrote in a statement.

The bottle is in the shape of an old style microphone, with a unique silver weighted mesh cap complete with a black stem resembling the wire leading to the microphone.

The fragrances will be sold in 1.0, 1.7, and 3.4 fl. oz. sizes at suggested retail prices of $35, $45, and $65, respectively. The line will initially be available at Macy’s and Macys.com in the US.  It will also be available at Shopper’s Drug Mart in Canada. There are plans to extend distribution throughout the year.

To kick off the launch of his new line of fragrances, Levine will appear at Macy’s Century City in Los Angeles this Thursday, Feb. 7 and and Macy’s Herald Square in New York next Friday, Feb. 15.

Based on the description of the men’s Eau De toilette it sounds more like something you would want to drink, as it has a “vibrant rush of mandarin, grapefruit, and lemongrass,” Levine did add some sandalwood and cedarwood fragrances to give it a more, “intensely masculine fragrance.”

The women’s Eau de Parfum boasts “an undeniably sexy signature”, with a hint of jasmine, rose, and vanilla, mixed with a healthy amount of a floral woody scent.

Levine has been known to branch out musically in the past with the likes of Kanye West, Alicia Keys and Gym Class heroes. This is the first time he has decided to branch out into other areas outside of music, following other super stars like Lady Gaga and Beyonce, who release their own fragrances. This makes good business sense as Maroon 5’s new album continues to climb the charts, and Levine’s popularity continues to soar as coach on the hit television show “The Voice.”

Dia Frampton Releases First Single/Music Video

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You may remember Dia Frampton as a contestant and runner-up on the first season of The Voice on NBC.

Frampton was selected to be on the team of Coach Blake Shelton. Shelton selected Frampton and said, “When I heard her voice, I started to smile.” She made her way to the semi-finals with renditions of “Heartless” and “Losing My Religion.” For the season finale Frampton sang “Inventing Shadows,” an original song written by Fraser T. Smith.

All the above singles were the highest charting digital songs on iTunes by any of the contestants in the show, with “Inventing Shadows” topping the charts at #1.

Shelton and Frampton formed a special relationship during the show, with Shelton professing that she had become part of the family through their journey together on The Voice. He committed to helping her beyond the show, which he has in some big ways.

Shelton set Frampton up with some songwriter friends, helped her produce her upcoming album “Red,” due to be released on December 6th, 2011, and now they will be touring together in Shelton’s upcoming tour “Well Lit and Amplified Tour 2012,” set to open in January.

Hmmm. I’ve got to wonder what wife Miranda Lambert thinks about this cozy little relationship. I thought on the show it was getting a little creepy, but now they are actually going on tour together. Only time will tell.

Ahead of her new album and upcoming tour with Shelton, Frampton has released a new single “The Broken Ones.” The video Features several of her sisters, including Meg Frampton, who Dia formed a band with back in 2004 and were known as Meg and Dia.

The song is about loving the faults of others. It’s a nice tune with just enough country thrown in to appease her newfound country audience.

Frampton has a great voice and a long career ahead of her. I’d like to see her break away from Shelton after the tour so she can spread her wings and have a little bit more of Dia shine through her music. I believe Miranda’s in complete agreement with me on that one.

 

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