British band Rixton have released a live video for "Speakerphone" that was filmed at their sold out headlining show at the iconic El Rey Theater in Los Angeles.
"Speakerphone" will be available on the band's debut full-length album Let The Road, out March 3, 2015 via School Boy/Giant Little Man/Mad Love/Interscope Records.
Rixton will hit the road with Ariana Grande for her upcoming North American tour, which kicks off February 25th in Independence, MO, and continues through mid-April. The band will also support Ariana on the newly announced European dates commencing on May 15th in Paris, France.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Band on the rise....one to watch in 2015.
Perhaps performing the song on the iHEARTRADIO Awards and The Billboard Awards with Iggy Azalea helped "Problem", Ariana Grande's new video hit 7 million view on YouTube in 4 days.
We knew Grande would be huge but the hate she receives from other artists was surprising. Rihanna? What's the matter Bae?-DocFB
Diagnosis: 1 problem. Can't lip sync in a video to save her life. Oh well. The problems a real singer has. If that is it and expands her range, Ariana will go far.
Tori Kelly performed at the MTV Artist To Watch event last night in L.A. and performed "Right There" with a special appearance by Ariana Grande!
Kelly was covering Grande's "Right There" and the audience was stunned when Ariana joined Tori for the performance.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Expect big things from Kelly in 2014!
Ariana Grande is releasing a few Christmas songs heading up to the holiday and has released "Last Christmas" a cover of the WHAM holiday classic.
We are LOVING it and it features the Rascals on percussion and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds according to Billboard.
Ariana Grande is not afraid to run from the subject of Miley Cyrus and is also is one of her defenders.
Grande tells Complex Magazine....
"Miley looks like she is having the time of her life, and I think anybody who's giving her a hard time is wishing deep down they were having as much as she is right now. People are being so cruel. I think that's bullying, and she should do whatever the hell she wants. Everybody needs to have more fun. If it's not your taste, don't look at it. I get so hyped up about the Miley thing because I think she's cool."
OK. Ariana tho, can you tell her to put her tongue back in her mouth already?-DocFB
Diagnosis: Does Miley have an opening act for her tour yet?
We don't think it is a bad thing when people think you can hit the notes that Mariah Carey used to. Ariana Grande doesn't think so either.
When interviewed by Complex Magazine, Grande said:
"At first impression, I think it's an obvious comparison to draw because of the range and style of throwback R&B. But as you listen to the whole album, Yours Truly, you get to know my sound. You get to know Ariana. If I complained about being compared to the great vocalist who ever lived, I would be a very dumb, ungrateful person. So I can't complain. It's a massive compliment."
Check out Ariana Grande covering "Emotions" by Mariah Carey. Check the note round 1:27-DocFB
Diagnosis: Like Mariah, her debut album has hit number one. The rest? Time will tell.....
The DrFunkenberry Jam Of The Week is "The Way" by Ariana Grande and Mac Miller.
Grande made her TV debut on The Ellen Show killing it live.
Grande is 19 years old and is from "Victorious" featuring Victoria Justice. She plays Cat Valentine and will be in a spin-off called "Sam & Cat" on Nickelodeon.
She is managed by Scooter Braun. You know, the guy who manages Justin Bieber, The Wanted, Psy, and Carly Rae Jepsen. Sigh. Well, she can sing, that's for sure!
Check out "The Way" by Ariana Grande featuring Mac Miller, the DrFunkenberry.com Jam Of The Week!-DocFB
Diagnosis: Singing in the shower....