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//Limelight Spotlight: Cassie Steele//

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I bet you had no idea Drake wasn't the only star from the hit Canadian series Degrassi: The Next Generation making music. In fact, that place is like a less annoying version of Disney pumping out musicians with music that doesn't make you want to chop your head off in annoyance (no offense to the Continue

//Limelight Spotlight: Livvi Franc//

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Score another point for Barbados. The small Caribbean island that many people never even heard of until recent years is fast becoming the place to find superior female pop talent. First there was megastar Rihanna, the modelesque beauty with the unmistakable voice and insane sense of style. Then Continue

//Limelight Spotlight: Tiffany Giardina//

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What's the perfect way to enter the world of teen Pop/Rock? With a one-two punch! 15-year-old Tiffany Giardina did just that when she debuted not one, but two songs on the soundtrack to the popular DVD Another Cinderella Story--that just happens to star Disney teen royalty Selena Gomez. Not a bad Continue

//Limelight Spotlight: Melanie Fiona//

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  25-year-old Melanie Fiona is not your average modern day R&B star. In a world where auto-tune rules and wearing the hottest new Louboutin boots makes you a huge star, Melanie emerges as one of those rare gems that will shine on her enormous talent alone--OK, so it doesn't hurt that the Continue

//Limelight Spotlight: Gabriella Cilmi//

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The teen music scene is crowded with new budding stars. Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, and Demi Lovato all spring to mind when you think of what's hot in teen pop. But they're all about to fade into the background--or at least they'll want to out of sheer intimidation--when Australian-born Gabriella Continue

//Limelight Spotlight: Shontelle//

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She grew up singing and dancing on the small Caribbean island of Barbados. She was discovered by famed record producers Evan Rogers and Carl Sturken who helped get her heard by the big wigs at Universal Music. Sound familiar? It should, but if you think this is Rihanna's story, you're wrong. Meet Continue

//Limelight Spotlight: Lesley Roy//

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Jive Records has found the recipe for the perfect modern day female rocker in their newest it-girl. Add one part Stevie Nicks, another part Melissa Etheridge and add a pinch of Kelly Clarkson to sweeten the taste for the pop market. Blend it all together and you'll get Lesley Roy. The Continue

//Limelight Spotlight: Erin McCarley//

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Nashville-based singer/songwriter Erin McCarley is being very misleading in the title track for her album Love, Save the Empty, being released on Universal Republic this fall. In the very first line she sings: "Little girls don't know how to be sweet girls/Momma didn't teach me," When, in fact, she Continue

//Limelight Spotlight: Amy MacDonald//

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Importing goods. It's the American way. Automobile parts, toys, oil, great musicians. It's what we do and we're not stopping anytime soon. Another great import from Europe is making her debut in the U.S. in a major way this week. Her name is Amy MacDonald. Her debut album on Decca Records, This Continue

//Limelight Spotlight: Jon McLaughlin//

Jon McLaughlin, best known for the song "So Close" from the Disney movie Enchanted, is a 25-year-old singer/songwriter with all the qualities for a hit maker. When "So Close" hit the big screen, it propelled his first album, Indiana, to the number one spot on Amazon’s Movers & Shakers list. Continue

Limelight Spotlight: Duffy

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An epidemic has hit the United States and not since the Spice Girls in 1996 have Americans been hit so hard. That epidemic is the new British explosion of the "New-Amy’s." Just in case you’ve been living in a cave for the past year and a half, that Amy is Amy Winehouse, the singer with beat heavy Continue

Limelight Spotlight: Delta Goodrem

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"It really was the scariest thing you could ever tell an 18-year-old is that 'You have cancer.'" But that's exactly what doctors told Australian mega-star Delta Goodrem at the height of her success in 2003. Having just come off of a successful multi-platinum debut album, "Innocent Eyes," in Continue

Limelight Spotlight: Charlotte Sometimes

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Upon first listen, I was convinced Charlotte Sometimes was another British import. Her velvety voice called to mind one of my favorite British newcomers, Adele. Her razor sharp witty songwriting reminded me of Lily Allen and Kate Nash. But, finally, score one for the home-team; she's Continue

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