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Is Chris Brown Quitting Music?

Chris Brown has dealt with enough controversy and backlash to last a lifetime since assaulting Rihanna in 2009.  People aren’t planning to forgive and forget anytime soon — in fact, just eight months ago Brown found himself in a Twitter war with comedy writer Jenny Johnson over the assault.  Unable to escape his past, Brown may only have one move left — to quit music. … Continue reading Is Chris Brown Quitting Music?

Chris Brown Restores Twitter Account

After a heated Twitter exchange with comedy writer Jenny Johnson on Nov. 25, Chris Brown deleted his account.  Now, a week later, the singer is back! Brown left Twitter after a confrontation on the site with Johnson that began when she replied to one of his tweets: “I know! Being a worthless piece of s**t can really age a person. RT@chrisbrown: I look old as f**k! I’m … Continue reading Chris Brown Restores Twitter Account

New Music: Up-And-Coming Artist Taylor Berrett Premieres “Whole Heart” Music Video

Taylor Berrett Premieres "Whole Heart" Music Video On MTV Buzzworthy

Singer-songwriter Taylor Berrett recently signed to SRP Records (the company behind Rihanna‘s biggest hits!) and he’s already taking the music world by storm.

His music video “Whole Heart” premiered yesterday and features Taylor singing a touching love song in an empty theatre.  But just who is Taylor Berrett?

The 19-year-old Northern Virgina native first got noticed by his cover of Drake and Rihanna’s “Take Care” with Vita Chambers.  Taylor’s voice is mature beyond its years, with an appealing rasp to it.  The duo did a beautiful acoustic version of the song showcasing their unique style and making the cover their own.

In an interview with J-14 Magazine, Berrett explained his musical style.  “At the core it’s pop music, performed with mainly acoustic instruments, but heavily influenced by soul and blues artists of the past and R&B artists of the present,” he said.  “It’s in the same universe of acts like John Mayer and Coldplay.”

He uses his own life experiences as inspiration for his songs.  In fact, “Whole Heart” is “the most personal song” he’s written so far.  “I sometimes like to generalize and use lots of metaphors in songs to distance myself from them emotionally, but every line in “Whole Heart” is completely and painfully me. It’s really an apology, about asking somebody to be patient with me and promising to be better at giving all of myself to her before it’s too late.”

Taylor’s five-song EP Anchor Chasing is currently available on iTunes.

Check out the “Whole Heart” music video on MTV Buzzworthy.

Want to see more from Taylor?  You can watch the music video for his first single, “Anchor Chasing,” after the jump!

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Complete List Of Grammy 2012 Winners

Instagram of Taylor Swift with her two Grammy awards

Record of the Year: “Rolling in the Deep,” Adele

Song of the Year: “Rolling in the Deep,” Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth

New Artist: Bon Iver

Pop Solo Performance: “Someone Like You,” Adele

Pop Performance by a Duo or Group: “Body and Soul,” Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse

Pop Vocal Album: “21,” Adele

Alternative Album: “Bon Iver,” Bon Iver

Rock Song: “Walk,” Foo Fighters

Rock Album: “Wasting Light,” Foo Fighters

Rock Performance: “Walk,” Foo Fighters

Hard Rock/Metal Performance: “White Limo,” Foo Fighters

R&B Album: “F.A.M.E.,” Chris Brown

R&B Song: “Fool For You,” Cee Lo Green, Melanie Hallim & Jack Splash

R&B Performance: “Is This Love,” Corrine Bailey Rae

Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: “Fool For You,” Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona

Rap Album: “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” Kanye West

Rap Performance: “Otis,” Jay-Z and Kanye West

Rap Song: “All of the Lights,” Jeff Bhasker, Stacy FergusonMalik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West

Rap/Sung Collaboration: “All of the Lights,” Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie

Dance Recording: “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites,” Skrillex

Dance/Electronica Album: “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites,” Skrillex

Musical Theater Album: “The Book of Mormon,” Robert Lopez, Trey Parker & Matt Stone

World Music Album: “Tassili,” Tinariwen

Latin Pop Rock, Rock or Urban Album: “Drama y Luz,” Mana

Tropical Latin Album: “Last Mambo,” Cachao

Banda or Norteno Album: “Los Tigres Del Norte and Friends,” Los Tigres Del Norte

Regional Mexican or Tejano Album: “Bicentenario,” Pepe Aguilar

Country Solo Performance: “Mean,” Taylor Swift

Country Album: “Own the Night,” Lady Antebellum

Country Performance by a Duo or Group: “Barton Hollow,” The Civil Wars

Country Song: “Mean,” Taylor Swift

Jazz Vocal Album: “The Mosaic Project,” Terri Lyne Carrington & various artists

Jazz Instrumental Album: “Forever,” Corea, Clark & White

Improvised Jazz Solo: “500 Miles High,” Chick Corea

Large Ensemble Jazz Album: “The Good Feeling,” Christian McBride Big Band

Blues Album: “Revelator,” Tedeschi Trucks Band

Folk Album: “Barton Hollow,” The Civil Wars

See more after the jump!

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