Leander The Great
Singing is a way a person can expresses themselves! Music can take you places and stir up emotions, many will relate too. As for Adrian Green aka “Leander the Great” it began with the songs my mother used to listen since I was five years-old. The cool sounds of the Isley Brothers, Michael Jackson, and Barbara Lewis are early influences in my music.
Adrian Green was born and Raised in New Haven Connecticut, a lost soul some would say, with the blood of the 50’s & 60’s shooting through his veins, with his heart beating with hip-hop vibe and seeing the world through his eyes is seeing the blues. Singing since four years old, around the house never understand stood what he was doing because of his age, but the power in his voice just moved him at such a young age that feeling made him wanting to sing more. During middle school, he was bullied in the 6th grade, which left him feeling a different kind of pain! Frighten and sick of feeling so broken down, music was the only thing that could keep his spirits up; with out it he’s not sure where he would be today. As his progress continues, High School opened up his network, meeting talented singers, writers, and musicians that all had a big impact on his musical career. The push of his music teacher Herriot Alfred, loved ones, and family fueled the drive for his passion for MUSIC.
Adrian Green Said: “I would describe my genre of music as a mix between R&B and Soul. I want to create music that people can relate to and understand who I am through my music. I want to create music that makes people feel good the way Marvin Gaye still does; as well as music with a message and a story”.
As a Current College Student, He’s working on exploring his talent as a singer. He has performed with Yale College Glee club for four consecutive years and as a soloist. He sang at many art galleries in New Haven like the British Museum of Art and more, these experiences is an ever-growing passion for music, allowing him to reach outside the norm.
Through my music, he plans to give back to the community. As a noble start, a benefit concert/ food drives for families who couldn’t afford a thanksgiving meal in New Haven. With the help of radio personality Juan Castilo from 94.3, spoken word poet Frank E. Brady, and New Haven Mayoral candidate Jeffery Kerekes. They raised over nine hundred dollars and have received a donation from Wal-mart food pantry. They donated the food and money to St. Paul St. James food Pantry in New Haven. He’s currently in the processes of planning another benefit concert again this year.
Adrian Said: Life is like a song that plays until its time for you to change the c-d. It may skip because of all of the scratches on it but no matter how bad it does you still try to play your favorite song. I guess what I’m saying is that no matter what I have gone through in my life and will go through music will always be my way to express the ins and outs of a human bean. May the world be ready for what Adrian (LeanderTheGreat) Green has in store for it because I’m Music.
As Adrian look to perform at the Longe Media Conference and business expo, be there to support this emerging artist dream of become a household name one day.
Last Updated on Monday, 15 July 2013 00:56
The rapper, now 40, reveals the harrowing details of his journey with addiction in a new documentary, "How To Make Money Selling Drugs" (produced by former "Entourage" star Adrian Grenier).
"Once I took my first Vicodin, it was like this feeling of, 'Ahhhhh,' like everything was not only mellow, but [I] didn't feel any pain," he says in a clip from the film posted on YouTube. "It just kinda numbed things. I don't remember when exactly it became a problem, I just remember liking it more and more."Last Updated on Sunday, 30 June 2013 03:37
Kanye West's 'Yeezus' Sells 327,000, Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200
Kanye West's new album, "Yeezus," debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 327,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the biggest week for a rap album since Drake's "Take Care" arrived with 631,000 at No. 1 in November 2011.
THE RECORDING ACADEMY® ELECTS NEW NATIONAL OFFICERS AND APPROVES CONTINUING EVOLUTION OF GRAMMY AWARDS® CATEGORIES AT SPRING TRUSTEES MEETINGWritten by Barb Dehgan Lourdes L. Patton The Recording Academy 310.392.3777
and GRAMMY®-, Latin GRAMMY®-, and Emmy®-Winning
Engineer Eric Schilling Elected National Officers;
TV/Video Producer George J. Flanigen IV becomes Chair Emeritus
Awards Changes Affect the Rock, American Roots Music
and Music Video Fields;
Total Number of Categories to be Recognized at
56th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 26, 2014,
The Recording Academy® announced today that recording artist and co-owner of MoonHouse Studio Christine Albert was elected Chair of the Board of Trustees, producer/engineer John Poppo was elected Vice Chair, and four-time GRAMMY®-, 12-time Latin GRAMMY®- and three-time Emmy®-winning engineer Eric Schilling was elected Secretary/Treasurer at its annual spring Board of Trustees meeting. Outgoing Chair of the Board and GRAMMY-nominated TV/video producer George J. Flanigen IV was elected Chair Emeritus. As part of the meeting, The Academy's Board of Trustees also approved several changes to the Awards process, including: renaming the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance category to Best Metal Performance; expanding the American Roots Music Field by establishing a new category for Best American Roots Song; and renaming and revising the Music Video Field to Music Video/Film Field. This brings the total number of GRAMMY categories that will be recognized at the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards® on January 26, 2014, to 82.
"Through the election of our new National Officers and the focus of the week's discussions, The Academy's Board of Trustees continues to demonstrate its passionate commitment to keeping The Recording Academy a relevant and responsive organization in our dynamic music community," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "We welcome our new slate of officers and the diversity and depth of music industry experience they offer, and I look forward to working closely with this talented new team."
About The National Officers
Christine Albert is an independent recording artist and co-owner of MoonHouse Studio and MoonHouse Records in Austin, Texas. She has released 11 independent albums as a solo artist and as part of the folk/Americana duo Albert And Gage, with her husband and partner Chris Gage. Albert is also known for her "Texafrance" series of French/English recordings that combine her European heritage and Texas musical roots. She has appeared on "Austin City Limits," was awarded Female Vocalist of the Year by the Kerrville Folk Festival Music Awards and Superstar of Austin Music by the Austin Chamber of Commerce for her community service work. Albert is founder and president of Swan Songs, a nonprofit that fulfills musical wishes at the end of life. She has been involved with The Recording Academy Texas Chapter since its inception and has served four terms on its Board of Governors. She most recently served as Vice Chair of The Academy.
John Poppo is a producer, engineer, songwriter, and musician who has worked in the fields of pop, R&B, hip-hop, dance, rock, and classical music for more than 25 years. His various credits can be found on recordings by numerous iconic artists, including Toni Braxton, Mariah Carey, Daryl Hall, Michael Jackson, Chaka Khan, Annie Lennox, Madonna, 'N Sync, Seal, and Luther Vandross. Founder of Pop Productions Inc., a production/management company, Poppo is now primarily focused on developing new talent, including his current work with artist Chelsea Chris. He has served on The Recording Academy's Board of Trustees and many of the organization’s national committees for the past 10 years.
Four-time GRAMMY winner, 12-time Latin GRAMMY winner and three-time Emmy winner Eric Schilling began his career in community radio and went on to manage Crescent Moon Studios for Gloria and Emilio Estefan. Schilling has engineered and mixed projects for such artists as Natalie Cole, Madonna, Ricky Martin, Jon Secada, Shakira, Frank Sinatra, Chick Corea, Dave Grusin, and Arturo Sandoval, among others. He is currently broadcast music mixer for "The X Factor," the Billboard Music Awards, the Latin GRAMMY Awards, and the GRAMMY Awards, the latter of which has garnered him three Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or a Special.
George J. Flanigen IV served as Chair of The Recording Academy from 2009 – 2013. Flanigen has produced/directed music videos, television promos, and network television specials for such clients as the Walt Disney Company, ABC, CBS, "Live! With Regis And Kelly," Sony/BMG, Warner Bros. Records, Capitol Records, Kid Rock, Loretta Lynn, Hank Williams Jr., Rascal Flatts, and Carrie Underwood. Additionally, Flanigen also serves on many philanthropic boards, including boards for MusiCares®, the GRAMMY Foundation® and the Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business at Belmont University.
To ensure the Awards process remains representative of the current musical landscape, the Trustees have approved the following changes recommend by the Awards & Nominations Committee:
*Best American Roots Song has been added to the American Roots Music Field. A songwriter's award, it will encompass all of the subgenres of the Field (Americana, bluegrass, blues, folk, regional roots music), and puts the Field in line with the Rock, Rap, R&B, Country, and Gospel/CCM Fields, all of which have songwriters' awards.
*The Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance category has been renamed Best Metal Performance and becomes a stand-alone category. Hard Rock singles/tracks will now be screened in the Best Rock Performance category. It was determined that metal has a very distinctive sound, and hard rock more closely aligns with rock and can exist comfortably as one end of the rock spectrum. Additionally, based on the number of metal entries, the category would be able to sustain a healthy competition among true metal acts.
*The Music Video Field will now become Music Video/Film Field, which also resulted in renaming the Best Short Form Music Video category to Best Music Video, and the Best Long Form Music Video category to Best Music Film. Best Music Video is for music videos recognized by the artist and/or the record label as the official video for an individual single or track, released for sale to the public or first appearing on television or online during the current eligibility year, and are synchronous or predominantly synchronous to a commercially released recording. Best Music Film is for concert/performance films or music documentaries released for sale to the public for the first time or first appearing on television or online during the current eligibility year. Music-related documentaries must have 51 percent or more music performance-based material. Also eligible are general release theatrical, non-fictional music-related films with 51 percent or more music performance-based material.
Click here to view the infographic regarding the GRAMMY Awards process.
The Trustees of The Recording Academy, along with Academy senior staff, Chapter Regional Directors, Executive Directors, and Chapter Presidents, met May 21–24 at the semiannual series of meetings with agendas designed to strategically chart the course of The Academy and its affiliate corporations.
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like "The GRAMMYs" on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs' social communities on Foursquare, GetGlue, Google +, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and YouTube.
***Photos of new officers available upon request. ***
Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 June 2013 19:11
Jennifer Lynn Lopez has been named one of the richest and most affective personalities in U.S.”
Jennifer Lopez is a name that worth 250 million $. A name made by effort through years of hard work, starting as an actress in the movie Selena, 1997, which earned her Award for Outstanding Actress, and from there she started her career playing lead acting roles in “The Wedding Planner” to “Monster in-law”. Today, after 16 years, she became one of the most famous Hollywood actresses all over the world. She also proved that she is not just an actress, but a multi-talented woman who has the potentials that any girl can dream of. Besides her work as an actress, singer and dancer, she is now a very successful business woman. She also now owns her own fashion line. Some people believe that her original claim to fame is due to her talent in pop singing, Lopez has sold over 55 million albums worldwide and now she is a well known American Idol Judge.
Lopez follows a luxurious lifestyle and loves to keep in touch with fashion in her life. She is crazy with fashion who wore a green Versace dress with an extremely plunging neckline. She also loves to be unique in her hairstyle. She likes to play gym and beside tennis she also played soft ball in high school and now days also she is very adventurous, spending time in swimming and biking. Till 2008, Lopez is still in home with her family. In September 2011, Lopez bought a home in the Hampton for $18 million. She is a very big supporter of Children’s Hospitals as the one in Los Angeles. After giving birth to her twin babies she is drawn towards children’s charity. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony both are both very involved in Children’s Health Fund and try to raise awareness for the cause.
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