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?
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
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!
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 Ferguson, Malik 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!