They are a few of the most popular singers in the music business, and now Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert and Alicia Keys all scored a feature in the May 2013 issue of ELLE magazine.
While rocking sultry poses for the Doug Inglish and Carter Smith photo shoot, the singing trio opened up about everything from what really inspires Taylor’s breakup tunes to Miranda’s true inspiration.
“All these emotions, everything that’s said and all your experiences, that’s what inspires the first flicker of a song,” the “22″ songstress explained. “It’s hard being a human being.”
While discussing how she stays grounded in the spotlight, the “Over You” singer offered her own little advice. “My message is to be your own person, always – whether you’re a stay-at-home mom or a superstar… We all bring something different.”
In regards to her new album “Girl on Fire,” Alicia revealed, “There’s not one thing about ‘Girl on Fire’ that’s like any of my others. I’m in a totally new state of mind.”
“This album is like saying I am who I am, not who you want me to be,” she added.
For more on the Taylor, Miranda, and Alicia’s interview, visit ELLE magazine!
Bobby Brown performs with New Edition at Mohegan Sun Arena
Just hours after the funeral of his ex-wife Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown was on the Mohegan Sun Arena stage, resplendent in white jacket, black vest, black pants and a black hat, performing with New Edition for a cheering crowd.
Brown thanked the crowd for keeping his spirits up.
“Blessings to my ex-wife, Whitney Houston. I love you,” he said, and pointed his finger in the air.
Brown left Whitney Houston’s funeral at Newark, N.J.’s New Hope Baptist Church shortly after the service began this afternoon.
In a statement put out by his representative, he explained, “My children and I were invited to the funeral of my ex-wife Whitney Houston. We were seated by security and then subsequently asked to move on three separate occasions.
“I fail to understand why security treated my family this way and continue to ask us and no one else to move,” he said. “Security then prevented me from attempting to see my daughter Bobbi-Kristina. In light of the events, I gave a kiss to the casket of my ex-wife and departed as I refused to create a scene. My children are completely distraught over the events. This was a day to honor Whitney. I doubt Whitney would have wanted this to occur. I will continue to pay my respects to my ex-wife the best way I know how.”
They share a connection thanks to “American Idol,” and past winner Carrie Underwood teamed up with current judge Steven Tyler for an Indiana State Fairgrounds Pepsi Coliseum performance in Indianapolis on Saturday night (February 4).
The duo took the stage to the crowds delight while treating the audience to a set including a rockin’ rendition of Carrie’s hit song “Before He Cheats” as part of the CMT Crossroads Live From ‘Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam’ event.
Prior to taking the stage, Carrie and Steven spoke about one another during a show promo, with the Aerosmith rocker saying, “You were why I took judging for ‘Idol,’ you are exactly why. Not only could you sing good, but you adapted to this…it’s a pit! It’s a deep, dark, ominous pit. And you get out there on-stage at night with that band, that great band you’ve got and you make people feel happy, first and foremost. All the rest, if people knew what we went through to get out on that stage… you have gotten past that and not a lot of people do – they have to get through drugs and alcohol, booze and divorces and even those didn’t make it. You were a natural at it.”
Offering up kind words about Tyler in return, Miss Underwood said, “I remember as a very small child, I could pick your voice out. Even then, you know that it’s different, you know that it’s special and can pick it out from a million other voices. You were definitely part of what gave me that musical, laid-back, in-the-pocket sensibility on albums and stuff like that.”
Click here to watch the clip of the show via you tube.
Following her trip to the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, Taylor Swift continued along with her travel intensive schedule by jetting off to London, England.
The “Should’ve Said No” songstress looked beautiful in a merlot-colored wool coat with dark wash jeans and vintage-looking boots as she was spotted arriving to her hotel in the English capitol city earlier today (January 23).
And though she’s one of the hottest singers on the planet, Taylor confessed that sometimes she gets a bit apprehensive about what’s next.
“I fret about the future. What my next move should be. What the move after that should be. How I am going to sustain this. How do I evolve. I get so ahead of myself. I’m like, ‘What am I going to be doing at 30?’ But there’s no way to know that! So it’s this endless mind-boggling equation that you’ll never figure out. I overanalyze myself into being a big bag of worries.”