Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Nickelodeon Boy Band "Big Time Rush" Named As One Of The Artists Who Made It Big In 2012!

In the following Nickelodeon News article, Postnoon has named Nickelodeon boyband "Big Time Rush", which consists of band members Kendall Schmidt (Kendall Knight), James Maslow (James Diamond), Carlos Pena (Carlos Garcia), and Logan Henderson (Logan Mitchell), one of eight artists who have made it big in 2012!:
8 artists who made it big in 2012

While the Rihannas and Biebers of the musical fraternity did rule the Billboard and iTunes charts this year. There were some new artists who managed to hold their own. We list a few of the movers and shakers of the music world.

Emeli Sandé

Having been a successful song-writer for major pop acts (Alicia Keys, Chris Martin), Emeli stepped out on her own in 2012 with her debut album Our Version Of Events. Sandé’s vocals make her stand out. Favourable comparisons have been made to legends like Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston, and whilst she still has a long way to go to reach that level of greatness, Emeli’s debut album is a strong collection of heartfelt songs that lovers of soul, R&B or pop would warm up to.

Tulisa Contostavlos

Young is the debut song by British singer Tulisa Contostavlos from her debut solo album The Female Boss. Young was released as the album's lead single on April 29. Contostavlos achieved her first solo top 10 hit in Ireland with Young, at number five, and in the UK, it topped the chart. However, only time will tell if the 23-year-old is a one-song wonder as critics are divided in opinion.

Lianne La Havas

Lianne La Havas is an English folk and soul singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Nominated for the BBC’s Sound of 2012 poll, her soulful debut album Is your love big enough? released this year and has critics appreciating the 23-year-old. In fact, the British music industry is hoping that this peppy south-Londoner delivers her promise as the “next big thing” after Adele.

Michael Kiwanuka

Michael Kiwanuka is a British soul musician. He has been compared to Bill Withers, Randy Newman, and Otis Redding, as well as Van Morrison and the Temptations. In January 2012 he won the BBC’s Sound of 2012 poll. Kiwanuka has since toured the US and Europe and was nominated for the Mercury prize for his debut album, Home Again. In 2011, he toured with Adele. The 25-year-old has won many fans thanks to his voice. Listening to his debut album he could fool you into thinking that you were listening to a long-lost Bill Withers record.

Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean has emerged as one of American music's greats, potentially of all time. Not simply a sizzling phenom on a stylist’s resume, he still blazed through his first-week Billboard charts. Nostalgia in 2011, gathered fans because of his contemplative sweetness. He also ghostwrote songs for Bieber and John Legend among others. His 2012 debut album Channel Orange just blew off the charts. Ocean’s strength are his words. Without seeming preachy, or the least bit cliché, Channel Orange pulls you in like a page-turning novel.

Austin Mahone

Move over Justin Bieber. The newest teen heartthrob is 16-year-old Austin Mahone. The rising young pop singer is the first music artist on Chase Records, which has entered a deal with Universal Music. Though YouTube videos made him popular in 2011, he is clearly competition for Justin Bieber with the release of his first single 11:11 in 2012. He’s already being hailed as the ‘Second Coming’ of Justin Bieber. So Beliebers have a new legion of fans to contend with on twitter — Mahomies.


There are many things great about the 80s: neon, Michael Jackson's Thriller and the launching of MTV. Another one: its sound. HAIM, an LA-based band of three sisters in their 20s, brings an 80s vibe to its music. The trio been making waves in the music world with its nu-folk, rock and R&B inspired sound since the release of their debut EP Forever in February. For the line-up, you have Danielle Haim (vocals, lead guitar), Alana Haim (vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards, percussion), Este Haim (vocals, bass), Dash Hutton (drums). Their debut album will be seen in 2013.

Big Time Rush

The foursome has conquered the 12-and-younger tween market in the US with its show Big Time Rush on Nickelodeon, which pulls in 6.8 million viewers. The show is about the misadventures of four hockey players from Minnesota. The band is a product of a search by Nickelodeon and Sony's Columbia record label. The members are Kendall Schmidt, Carlos Pena, Logan Henderson and James Maslow. Bolstered by their show, BTR has a gold album and a gold single. As of May, they have sold 4.1 million singles. Their growing popularity is becoming a threat to bands like One Direction and The Wanted.