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  • Beyoncé’s Dressing Room Demand: All-White Furniture

    Date: 2015.02.03 | Category: Other News | Response: 0

    Beyonce-album-4-beyonce-32653305-1280-960An office clergy requires a desk in his office, a painter needs an easel in his workshop, and for a famous celebrity performer—a dressing room that goes along with all her demands. Since their dressing rooms had served to be their very own “workplace”. It is a common right for a celebrity performer to have her divalicious, dressing room demands.

    While some celebrity backstage rider wishes may confirm diva suspicions like a barber’s chair for Kanye West. Some may be related to health like when Katy Perry demanded an all veggie buffet in her dressing room. Lady Gaga outwardly wanted a mannequin with some puffy pink pubic hair for some crazy (or well maybe valid) reason, and Beyoncé’s tour ultimatum seems to be quite mundane.

    Beyoncé Knowles Carter, as being a wife of Shawn Corey Carter (AKA stage name Jay-Z), would obviously require the space to be fully baby-proofed for the safety of her then 2-year-old baby Blue Ivy, but the singer also requested that her dressing room must be furnished with an all-white wash furniture and for the room temperature to stay at 72 degrees. (Back in Bey’s 2012 tour rider she requested her room to be kept 78 degrees; she must have warmed up since then.)

    The 32-year-old singer also listed two bars of Irish Spring Bar Soap, some expensive grapefruit scented candles, and also asked that “all food and drinks are to be presented on a table with a clean (and should be) white tablecloth.” As if somebody dumb would dare to give Queen Bey a dirty tablecloth.

    The “Love On Top” singer justifiably has a no camera-policy on set, and like a true diva fashion requested that a large second room has to be set up with a giant vanity mirror and stage lighting to make sure her hair and makeup team can make the star look her best for the performance.

    In addition to her mundane “all-white” whimsy wishes, the singer required that there could absolutely be no Coca-Cola products anywhere in the vicinity of her set as Beyoncé’s current contract only allows her to be seen with Pepsi products.

  • The Popular Florida Georgia Line

    Date: 2014.07.08 | Category: Other News | Response: 0

    florida_georgia_line_bbma_2013_650x430Florida Georgia Line has fast risen to the top ranks. In less than three years, they’ve gotten to a good place that many other artists have to work for, for many many years. It must be their fresh take on country music that has music lovers caught in attention. Fan base is ever growing for Florida Georgia Line and schedule has been pretty busy for a long time now.

    In 2010, the group produced an EP independently, and they made no mistake in doing just that. “Anything Like Me” was well received and a song which Tyler wrote (also included in the EP) was even covered by Jason Aldean in his 2012 album “Night Train”; that album was certified gold, by the way.

    Buddy Lee Attractions became the booking agent for the band. A meeting was arranged with Seth England of Big Loud Shirt Publishing Company; a second EP was put in motion; Moi produced it this time. “Cruise” was a product of that collaboration, and it was a highly successful song which launched them into stardom. After reaching over a hundred thousand in sales, Republic Nashville struck a deal with the group.

    Tyler said besides plain hard work, they credit their success to a true love for music. The group was more concerned with producing great sound and focused less on landing deals. They believed in making great music as being most important of all, and in doing so, they would eventually find great fans and great deals. That is exactly what happened.

    Brian draws from his baseball playing days at Daytona State College. He credits his coach Tim Touma, for teaching him values that he was able to apply beyond the field. The discipline he learned back then was a life changer for him.  Tyler, on the other hand, credits his father for everything. In an interview, he said that his dad was his number one fan who encouraged him to chase his dreams and work hard to get to where he wanted to be. Tyler’s father unfortunately died while he was a sophomore in college.

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