10/30/12

Who Is Loren Allred ?


For those of you who saw this performance last night you probably asked yourself "who is Loren Allred?" We are weeks into the season, yet Loren has received little to no TV time, which is why many people did not realize she was even in the competition.

Loren is a very talented vocalist who I followed on YouTube a very long time ago! My friend and I discovered her videos about four years ago and we were immediately fans. She was signed to Ne-Yo's label, but I'm not sure if she still is.  Above is her performance from last night and after watching it, I believe she can win this whole competition! Let me know what you think.
-Jay P- 

10/28/12

Current Obsession: Supernatural


Okay guys...so if you follow me on Twitter then you already know how bad this obsession is getting. It's now at the point where I feel the need to blog about it!

My new favorite show is SupernaturalI! I watch this show on weekdays on TNT from 9-11am, and on Wednesday nights at 9pm on The CW. I'm even running on about 2-4 hours of sleep because there was a 24 hours marathon of the show and I didn't want to miss it! 

I highly recommend checking it out if you are into paranormal/action shows. Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, who play Sam and Dean Winchester, are the perfect people for the show and they really make the show what it is. It has now become my goal to interview them...and I promise you...it will happen. Anyway, be sure to watch Supernatural on TNT weekday mornings. New episodes air every Wednesday on The CW at 9pm. 
-Jay P-

Demi Lovato Sings National Anthem At The World Series


Demi Lovato sang the National Anthem at The World Series tonight. I think she did a pretty good job with the song. I really like her voice and although this wasn't her best performance it's still worth watching. Check it out above and be sure to let me know what you think!
-Jay P-

10/27/12

Nicki Minaj - Va Va Voom Music Video


Nicki Minaj has released the music video for her single "Va Va Voom." The video is not as outrageous as some of previous works, but I still enjoyed it. The simplicity made it different from her other music videos, and she looked flawless throughout.

"Va Va Voom" isn't my favorite song of Nicki's but if you like the song I'm sure you will be pleased with the video. My favorite look of the video is the last part where she is wearing the black wig. Are you a fan Nicki's latest video? Let me know below!
-Jay P- 

10/25/12

Bruno Mars Releases "Unorthodox Jukebox" Cover


One of my favorite male vocalists, Bruno Mars, has released the cover to his next album! His next studio album will be titled Unorthodox Jukebox and the cover can be seen above. 

He tweeted the image yesterday to his 12 million followers. I'm very excited for this album and I will definitely be giving it a listen once it comes out. His voice is incredible and I like almost every one of his songs. The track list for his album is as follows:

1. Young Girls
2. Locked Out Of Heaven
3. Gorilla
4. Treasure
5. Moonshine
6. When I Was Your Man
7. Natalie 
8. Show Me
9. Money Make Her Smile
10. If I Knew

Looks like it's going to be a good one! Are you excited for Bruno's next album?
-Jay P- 

10/23/12

Alicia Keys "Girl On Fire" Music Video

Apparently this came out on my birthday (October 19th), but I was so busy that I missed it! If you haven't seen the video to Alicia Keys' Girl On Fire I highly recommend watching it. This is definitely one of my favorite songs out there right now. I love Alicia's voice on the song, and I think she did a great job with the video. Let me know what you think!
-Jay P- 

10/21/12

Happy Birthday Jay Swag


I usually don't write posts like this, and I'm also a little late with this one, but anyway I wanted to write about Jay Swag turning 4 years old, and me turning 19!

I cannot believe that it's been four years since I first began this blog. I never thought that it would become what it has and I cannot thank you guys enough for all of your support. Thanks to my readers I've been able to interview tons of celebrities, recording artists, YouTube stars, and other notable personalities. I've been featured on different websites and even in a book! Honestly, if you told me four years ago that I would accomplish all of this by the time I turned 19, I probably would've laughed. When I sit down and think about everything, it's all still very surreal to me. 

Things are just getting started. This year is going to be my biggest, most important year yet. I have so many opportunities lined up, not only for myself, but for Dylan also. I hope that you all stick around for this journey that we are about to embark on because things are about to get very interesting!

Enjoy the above pictures taken over the course of the past few years. It's so funny how much things have changed! Happy Birthday to Jay Swag Entertainment News and myself(even though the correct date is October 19th)!.
-Jay P- 

10/20/12

Melanie Amaro "Fails Me Now"


I really don't want to write this post because I loved Melanie Amaro on X Factor but I can't lie to you guys either. What in the world is this!? Melanie Amaro released the music video for her song "Don't Fail Me Now," and it reminded me of how much I disliked the song. 

First, the song is catchy, don't get me wrong, but Melanie Amaro is so much better than this! There's too much auto-tune in this song and the video just makes it even worse. I know that she can't always sing ballads, but there's a way to sing upbeat songs and still show that you are more than an auto-tune pop singer. Sorry Melanie but this just doesn't cut it for me! I know you are way better than this. I'm expecting a little more from you. I hope you can impress us with your next song/video.
-Jay P- 

10/16/12

Kendall and Kylie Jenner To Launch Fashion Line


It was only a matter of time before these two started their on business! Kendall and Kylie Jenner have made a name for themselves thanks to appearing on their family's reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians and it's countless spin-offs, but now the two youngest sisters are starting their on business!

The two starlets will be launching a teen fashion line produced by Canada's Majestic Mills. The brand, which has yet to be named, will start off with t-shirts, pants, and accessories, and I'm sure it will just grow from there! The two released the following statement:

"We love fashion. Our mom and big sisters have always been an inspiration so when we got the chance to design our own line with Majestic Mills we were thrilled! It will be a mix of casual chic style that we wear everyday, and now so can our fans. We always get asked what we are wearing so now everyone can see our creations in stores!"

Congratulations to Kendall and Kylie. I'm sure you're brand will be a huge success!
-Jay P- 

10/13/12

Dylan Bernard Covers "The A Team" by Ed Sheeran


Hey everyone! Dylan just posted a new cover to his channel. Check out his short, a capella cover of Ed Sheeran's popular hit, The A Team. I love the song and the cover came out great! I hope you guys enjoy. Be sure to share it with your friends and family, and to follow Dylan on Twitter @DTBmuzic. Thanks guys!
-Jay P- 

10/12/12

Justin Bieber Pranks Fans: Released Beauty And A Beat Music Video


Here it is guys! Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj released the music video for Beauty And A Beat. The video is great, the song is great, and the prank was even greater!

All of you beliebers know that Justin claimed his laptop was stolen and the person who stole it was threatening to leak footage of Bieber that would "ruin" his career today. I, along with the rest of the media world, pretty much caught onto this as a PR stunt and had fun playing along. I'm sure most of you realized this as well, especially when Nicki Minaj tweeted for all her barbz to be ready for a big announcement. Anyway, great job to Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj on the video, and the viral marketing tactic. It was very genius to be honest, and whoever came up with it is amazing at what they do! I hope you enjoy the video.
-Jay P- 

10/11/12

Pink Friday Roman Reloaded: The Re-Up


Rap superstar Nicki Minaj recently announced that her next album will be released on November 19th. The album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded The Re-UP, which is really a repackaging of her sophomore album, will feature a few new songs that Nicki thinks her fans will love.

She just tweeted the cover art for the album (see above). Okay...I'm a huge Nicki fan but I absolutely hated her sophomore album. There's no need to release it twice. I would prefer for her to go back to the studio and create a completely brand new album that is just as good as her first. I don't know everyone, I just don't know this is going to sell very well. I could be wrong! Her new single is scheduled for release sometime next week. What do you think?
-Jay P- 

Kelly Clarkson - Catch My Breath


Kelly Clarkson is back with a new single titled Catch My Breath. The song is off her upcoming compilation album "Greatest Hits - Chapter 1." 

Personally, I love the song. Her voice sounds great and I love the message. Kelly Clarkson is definitely one of the most underrated vocalists in the industry right now. I mean, she's very successful, but everyone praises her songs, no one really praises her voice. Vocally speaking, she's an incredible singer and this song definitely shows that!
-Jay P- 

10/9/12

The Voice - Trevin Hunte vs. Amanda Brown


This may just be the most amazing vocal battle I've ever seen! The battle rounds began last night on The Voice, and the singers came out fighting. Most of the battles were actually really entertaining, but the last one was really something special. Trevin Hunte and Amanda Brown, two of my favorites so far, were put against each other and given Mariah Carey's Vision of Love to sing. What happened after that was Voice history. The two singers belted out an incredible rendition of the song. Cee Lo picked Trevin, but Amanda was "stolen" by Adam. I would've personally picked Amanda as the winner but they were both amazing. One of them will win this entire competition.
-Jay P- 

10/8/12

Justin Bieber Performs At BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards 2012


Justin Bieber recently performed at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards 2012! He sang an acoustic version of his hit single As Long As You Love Me and was accompanied by his guitarist Dan Kanter. Let me know what you think of the performance. I thought it was cool to see a more laid back version of the song, as opposed to him dancing around. It enabled him to have more control over his voice as well!
-Jay P- 

10/6/12

Dylan Bernard Covers "You Found Me" by The Fray


Hey guys! Dylan recently covered The Fray's You Found Me. This is by far my favorite cover of his. I remember working with Dylan years ago, and now, watching his growth as an artist, I couldn't be more proud of him. It's so inspiring to see how far he's come and I can't wait to see what's next! Please comment/rate/subscribe and follow him on Twitter @DTBMuzic.
-Jay P- 

10/5/12

Adele - Skyfall (Full)


The full version of Skyfall has finally been released and I am obsessed with it! Like I said in my last post I love Adele and she's one of my favorite singers of all time. Her voice is perfect and this song continues to prove that. I hope you enjoy the new song, which is the official theme of the new James Bond film of the same name.
-Jay P- 

X Factor Boot Camp Battles

X Factor has started doing "battle rounds" similar to The Voice in which two artists compete with each other by singing the same song, and attempt to out sing the other. My favorite battle so far was definitely Carly Rose Sonenclar vs Beatrice Miller. It's hard to believe that these girls are just 13-years-old. They both sing with experience that is way beyond their age. I do believe Carly Rose won the battle, but I was very impressed with Beatrice's tone.


The most dramatic battle of the night was certainly between Paige Thomas and CeCe Frey. These two have been heavy competitors and rivals since the season started and the producers knew what they were doing by pitting them against each other. It created a very dramatic scenario and I know fans of the show loved seeing them battle. Unfortunately, I thought their battle was very anti-climactic. Neither of them impressed me vocally. They are both talented singers and I've seen them do so much but better but to be honest I would send them both home after last night's performance. What did you guys think?
-Jay P-

10/3/12

Jay Swag TV EP 7


We're back! I hope you like our latest video blog. We answered a bunch of your questions. Make sure you watch till the very end for the bloopers! Also, we received a comment that said the following;

"You guys inspire me so much. This isn't a question but thank you for being amazing and so open with everyone. It can't be easy to pretty much live your lives on a blog for everyone to see and judge. You guys are so brave for talking about your falling out and letting us into such a personal thing. You are so successful and I want to wish you both the best of luck and also thank you again for inspiring me."

We responded to that comment, but for some reason my memory card did not save the whole video. 
Basically, we are so grateful for your comment. You do not know how much that means to the both of us. We seriously do this because of people like you. The fact that we can inspire you, inspires both of us to continue working our hardest. Of course, at times it is not easy to live our lives for everyone to see, but knowing that it's helping at least one person makes it all worth it. It's not you who should be thanking us, but it's us who should be thanking you. You guys make all of the hard work worth it.
-Jay P- 



10/1/12

Skyfall - Adele


I am SO happy to write this post and share this with you guys. Grammy winning singer Adele will be lending her perfect voice to the new James Bond film Skyfall. The song of the same name was co-written by Adele and Paul Epworth, and was recorded in London's Abbey Road Studios. 

Adele is one of my top 5 favorite singers of all time and the fact that I don't have to wait for her next album to hear new material is probably the best news I've heard in a while! Well...maybe that's a little dramatic but still, take a listen to Skyfall and hear just exactly what I'm talking about. Now I need her to release another album asap!


-Jay P- 



Your Body - Christina Aguilera


I just got the chance to check out Christina Aguilera's new video for Your Body. This track is the lead single off her upcoming album Lotus. The video features Aguilera as a man-killer who kills the men she seduces. Critics and fans love the video so far and many are saying it's one of her best videos. Overall, I think it's a catchy song and fun video. Aguilera's vocals are on point, but when aren't they? What do you guys think of Christina's lead single?
-Jay P-