Friday, December 26, 2008

Big in 2008!

Mamma Mia!

The Movie is a musical based on the songs from the Swedish pop group ABBA. Meryl Streep is playing the role of single mother Donna Sheridan. Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, and Stellan Skarsgård plays the three possible fathers to Donna's daughter Sophie, played by Amanda Seyfried. The film did very well at the box office becoming the most successful Hollywood film musical of all time and the highest grossing film of all time. The previous record was held by Titanic in 1998.


While the release of the movie “Twilight” comes late in 2008, true fans involved in this cult-like phenomenon already love the book, its author, and its characters, especially Edward Cullen. With a fanbase of the movie, a dark romance between vampire and human, is looking to be a hit, starring talented actors Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. With a killer soundtrack, all-star casting, and perfect characters. Twilight is a big movie of 2008 and a big break of the cast. A second movie will come!

Jonas Brothers

The Jonas Brothers gained their popularity from the children's television network, Disney Channel. In 2008 they relesed there 3 album A Little Bit Longer, they have done a tour-Look Me In The Eyes Tour. They opened up for Avril Lavigne's Best Damn Tour along with Boys Like Girls. The Jonas Brothers co-wrote several songs for friend, Demi Lovato, for her album, Don't Forget. The band had made their film deubt, in the Disney Channel Original Movie called Camp Rock and a sequel will come. The soundtrack for the movie sold over 188,000 copies in its first week. In December 2008, the Jonas Brothers were nominated for the Best New Artist award at the 51st Grammy Awards. They are currently filming a new Disney Channel Original Series, entitled J.O.N.A.S. that will be out in 2009

Miley Cyrus

Cyrus became a sensation after Hannah Montana debuted in March 2006. Following the success of the show she has becomed a star. . Cyrus also provided the voice of Penny in the 2008 animated film, Bolt. She did the Best of Both Worlds Tour with the Jonas Brothers in 2008. Her Breakout was released on July 22, 2008, Cyrus co-wrote all but two songs on the album. The album debuted at #1 on the U.S. Billboard chart with a first week sales of about 371,000 copies. "7 Things" was the first single to be released from Breakout. She also hosted some shows in 2008, the CMT Music Awards with her father and the Teen Choice Awards. Beginning in February 2008, Cyrus and her friend Mandy Jiroux (who is also a backup dancer for Cyrus) have been creating videos on YouTube called The Miley and Mandy Show. The show, described as a "YouTube hit"

Brinteny Spears comeback

Britney´s life was hard, things did not go right for her, but in 2008 things are looking better then ever! In 2008, Spears got many awards on MTV Video Music Awards Spears won Best Female Video, Best Pop Video and Video Of The Year for "Piece of Me". "Womanizer" was the first single from her new album Circus. On October 15, the song made a record-breaking jump to number one on the Billboard Hot 100. It marked Spears's first number one single on the Hot 100 since her debut, "Baby One More Time". On November 6, 2008, Spears won two awards at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2008, "Album of The Year" for Blackout and "Act of 2008". The Album Circus debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 selling 505,000 copies in its first week. This became Spears' fifth number one album. "Circus" was the follow up single of the album with the same name. Britney also camed on the tour of her friend Madonna in 2008. I´m sure we will see so much more of her!

Heath Ledger

In late January 2008, the world received the devastating news that Heath Ledger, famous for his roles in “10 Things I Hate About You” and “Brokeback Mountain” had been found dead in his apartment in New York City. Many agree that Hollywood never got its chance to see the best of Heath, but “The Dark Knight” had yet to hit theaters. Some believe its Heath’s best performance ever. Though others disagree, it remains clear that the “The Dark Knight” sparked more interest in 2008 than any other movie.

Kate Perry

Perry rose when her 2008 single "I Kissed a Girl" become a worldwide hit. She is known for her unconventional style of dress, often humorous, bright in color, and reminiscent of different decades, as well as her frequent use of fruit-shaped accessories, mainly watermelon as part of her outfits. The album titled One of the Boys was released in 2008, Perry released the second single "Hot N Cold" on September 9, 2008. Katy Was the host on MTV´s EMAs 2008.

Lady Gaga

Stefani Joanne Germanotta, best known by her stage name Lady GaGa, is an American singer. She is known for work in the electronica genre, and has been nominated for a Grammy Award. By 2008, Lady GaGa had finalize her debut album The Fame. Her debut single "Just Dance" was released on April 8, 2008 The album reached #17 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums. Its first week sales were 24,000 units. The next week the album fell to #52. It also debuted at number one on the Top Electronic Albums chart. Following Just Dance, the album spawned the promo single "Beautiful, Dirty, Rich". Her music video for her second single Poker Face was released on October 22, 2008, quickly becoming a popular song.
Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift second album, Fearless, was released on November 11, 2008. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart. Its sales of 592,000 was the best single week for any country album in a year, and six singles from the album debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 the same week. The first single "Love Story" has become her highest Hot 100 hit. Swift was nominated for a 2008 Grammy Award in the category of Best New Artist. Swift's successful single, "Picture to Burn" was the fourth single from her debut album. The song debuted early in 2008 and peaked at #3 on the Billboard Country Chart in the spring of 2008. "Should've Said No" became her second Number One single for the chart dated August 23, 2008. The song has reached #2 on iTunes Store Top Downloaded Songs and #5 on the Billboard Hot 100. The second single from Fearless "White Horse", released 8 December, 2008. Swift is Billboard's Top Country Artist and Hot Country Songwriter of 2008; she is also country music's best-selling artist of 2008.


With Rihannas new relese of her third studio album, Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded, that was relesed in June 2008, Rihanna becomed one the most hardworking artist of the year. Rihanna released singles like "Umbrella" featuring Jay-Z , "Shut Up and Drive", "Don't Stop the Music","Hate That I Love You", featuring Ne-Yo, "Take a Bow" , the duet with Maroon 5, "If I Never See Your Face Again," "Rehab" and "Disturbia", witch all have been on the, Hot 100 chart. She has attained five Billboard Hot 100 number ones thus far and is currently with fellow singer Beyoncé Knowles as the female solo artist with the most number ones in this decade. Good Girl Gone Bad has so far sold 6.2 million copies worldwide and has gone 2x Platinum in the US, 4x Platinum in the UK and Canada, 5x Platinum in Russia, and 6x Platinum in Ireland; including Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded. Rihanna was also selected as the spokesmodel for Gucci’s first UNICEF ad campaign. Rihanna also teamed up with H&M and other celebrities for "Fashion against AIDS" in early February 2008.


Aimée Ann Duffy, known professionally as Duffy, had in 2008,her debuted of her album Rockferry, so far sellin over four million copies worldwideg . She has been nominated for three Grammy Awards. The big hits, Mercy, Stepping Stone, and the Hit Warwick Avenue, have been big hits! As of July 2008 Duffy has been constantly writing material for a second album.
Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato is best known for her role as Mitchie Torres in the Disney Channel Original Movie Camp Rock. Besides acting, she is also pursuing a solo music career and has released her debut album Don't Forget which came out September 23, 2008. The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 selling over 89,000 copies in the first week. Her good friends The Jonas Brothers co-wrote several songs with Lovato for this album. During the summer of 2008, she performed as the Jonas Brothers' opening act for their Burning Up Tour. Lovato will soon be starring in a new Disney Channel Original Series entitled Sonny With a Chance. It began production in September 2008. Demi Lovato also plans to reprise her role as Mitchie Torres, in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Camp Rock 2

Selena Gomez

Selena Marie Gomez best known for playing Alex Russo on the Disney Channel Original Series, Wizards of Waverly Place. Due to the success of the show, a second season was bought and it is currently airing. In 2008 Gomez was involved in two feature films. A voice-over of Horton Hears a Who!. The second was a sequel to A Cinderella Story called Another Cinderella Story. In 2008, she had made an appearance in the Jonas Brothers music video, "Burnin' Up" and there were reports that she is dating one of the brothers. During this time, she recorded three songs for the movie, Another Cinderella Story. The songs were "Tell Me Something I Don't Know", "Bang a Drum" and "New Classic". In 2008, just before her 16th birthday, she signed a non-exclusive record deal with Hollywood Records. She is currently recording songs for her debut album, which is set for release in 2009.

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