Isaiah Manoa – A Journey Of Musical Fusion

My passion for music grew deeply about 14 years ago. I joined my first band back in Alotau, and that was the start of my musical journey.

I entered myself into a national singing competition where I managed to make it all the way to the finals and this is where I learnt many things about music and singing.

During this competition, I learnt vocal training and the disciplines required into becoming and being a good musician and this helped the growth in my talent.

Paul Turpat: Student by Day, Entertainer by Night

The Tolai lad has made a name for himself with a few singles under his belt. He has appeared on many gigs performing alongside his big brother, Nathan Nakikus.

Cebacazsa started singing in 2013 while a grade ten student at the Saint Mary’s Alumni Secondary School in East New Britain. During their annual Battle of the Band competition in school, he put together a band for the competition that earned them second spot. That was the moment he began his stage performance.

Self Made Musician On The Rise

Known by his stage name as Snyda, the Southern Highlander has made a name for himself within the PNG music industry as a promising talent with a lot to achieve with passion in music.

Snyda comes from a family of avid music listeners and his passion in music started ever since he was a kid.

Russel Kitau: Tutor By Day, Singer By Night

Russel, goes by the stage name Rus, and comes from a mixed parentage of New Ireland and Manus. His interest in singing peaked at the age of 14, and at 19, did his first stage performance in front of an audience.

Rus completed his studies with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at the University of Papua New Guinea.

Rus takes courage and inspiration from international artists, including Guy Sebastian, Mariah Carrey, Jennifer Hudson and Chris Daughtry.

Video of Drake kissing and groping teen girl on stage sparks outrage

The clip, which was filmed some years ago according to the Daily Beast, shows the 'Hotline Bling' rapper getting up close and personal with a young woman he pulled on stage during a concert.

After commenting on the unnamed fan's hair, Drake pulls her shirt to the side before kissing her on the neck and wrapping his arms around her chest, while the crowd erupts in cheers.

"Y'all going to have me get carried away again," he tells the audience.

"I get in trouble for shit like this!"

14yo is ‘the next big thing’

The first daughter of Kairuku musician Jessie Joe, Irau obviously did not miss the music gene.

She recorded her first song at age two, and continued singing her way up.

She even performed with a mixture of Sanguma band and Profile Unity, landing gigs at events including the Melanesian Arts Festival.

For a 14-year-old, Irau’s voice is very well developed and perfectly modulated similar to a professional singer with years of experience.

Her opportunity is the exposure to this creativity very early on in her life.

Prince: 'the finest man in pumps I have ever met'

Susan Rogers | Prince’s audio engineer in the 1980s

One of the things you often hear Susan Rogers talk about in interviews, is Prince's love for women.

“Prince loved – genuinely loved women, and respected women. There are lot of men who love women, but respecting women as equals, that’s a little bit more rare.

That doesn’t mean he was always easy to work with though, “He could be really difficult, but he was respectful while he was difficult,” Susan laughs.

Wyclef Jean gets political

"When it comes to me and the travel ban, I always speak loud and clear in the sense of understanding personally, where I came from and understanding that this is these United States of America and it is the country of immigrants," he told CNN.

Katie Price warned against releasing new song, does it anyway

Katie sang her new track, I Got U, on Loose Women, where she is also a regular co-host.

She has previously admitted she is not the best singer, but says this single is different, as I Got U was "written for her voice".

The writer behind the song is Craig Colton, who was a contestant on The X Factor in 2011.

Katie also says that her manager urged her not to release music and believes she is wasting her time.

"It won't be a flop. I'm confident," she said before performing the song.

Lorde - NZ tour announced with new single 'Sober'

The 20-year-old will play all-ages shows in Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland, with two extra R18 shows in her hometown, Auckland. All shows will be in intimate venues, with no more than 2500 tickets available for each show. Tickets go on sale next week.

The Melodrama world tour begins in Manchester in September.

The announcement came with a new single, 'Sober' which adds another chapter to the forthcoming album  Melodrama. Lorde has described the album as recreating the rollercoaster of emotions experienced during a big night out.