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NL Interview: Lil Twist Talks Lil Wayne, Justin Bieber, And Being A Young Rap Star


He's already proven getting a No. 1 trending topic on Twitter is child's play for him. Now, Young Money's Lil Twist is setting his sights on the Billboard charts as he works on his debut album, Don't Get It Twisted. The 17-year-old, who practically grew up under the uber-famous wing of Lil Wayne, Continue

NL Interview: 12 Random Questions With Nelly

Nelly - Universal

Don't call it a come back. No, seriously. Don't. Nelly might get upset. We're not sure if he spent most of the day proving why his new album, 5.0, isn't exactly a comeback set and just another great album in a long line of successful collections, but when we caught up with the Grammy-winning Continue

NL Interview: 12 Random Questions With Natasha Bedingfield

Natasha Bedingfield - Epic Records

It's been awhile since Natasha Bedingfield released an album. Her last, Pocketful of Sunshine, was released almost three years ago. But she's been quite busy during her "downtime," if you could even call it such. Along with getting married to longtime beau Matt Robinson, Natasha has been touring and Continue

NL Interview: Mario Lopez Wants Drake And Ne-Yo On EXTRA, Talks Favorite Music Guests

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EXTRA host Mario Lopez has interviewed a countless number of stars on the celebrity entertainment news show and a good bulk of them have been music artists. Ever wonder which ones are his favorites? While Mario welcomed international pop star Kylie Minogue to the show's new set, L.A.’s popular Continue

NL Interview: Jim Jonsin Evolves From DJ To Songwriter/Producer For Beyonce, Lil Wayne, And Britney Spears


There's a lot that's been said and written about the singers and rappers who have hit records, but behind those hits are hardworking songwriters and producers who are instrumental in building the songs you play on your iPods. Neon Limelight had the pleasure of speaking with hit-making music Continue

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Limelight Spotlight: Hope

Hope - Atlantic Records

Hope is a pleasantly warm and optimistic feeling of what’s to come. To desire with anticipation is to hope, according to Webster’s Dictionary. And although it may be a difficult feeling to come by during hard times, it’s a feeling that’s also resulted in great moments in many lives. (See our last Continue

NL Interview: David Archuleta: Young, Talented, And The Other Side Of Dorky

David Archuleta - Jive Records

Many American Idol finalists fizzle out into obscurity after releasing their debut album. Not David Archuleta. The 19-year-old fresh-faced, golden-voiced crooner enjoyed a successful co-headlining tour with Disney darling Demi Lovato, made our Christmas a bit more melodic with the release of his Continue

NL Interview: Cali Swag District Want To Do More Than Teach You How To Dougie On Debut Album


Chances are you couldn't visit a club this summer without hearing "Teach Me How To Dougie" by Cali Swag District. The California-based rap group took a dance that originated in Dallas, TX and turned it into a pop culture phenomenon with everyone from Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, and even the cast of Continue

NL Interview: Priscilla Renea Goes From YouTube To In-Demand Singer/Songwriter


Coming from two parents with talented vocal abilities, Priscilla Renea always knew she wanted to be a singer. Little did she know, however, the impact uploading her music onto a little known site called YouTube would have on her future as a singer/songwriter, leading up to her pairing with some of Continue

Limelight Spotlight: Bruno Mars


With the amount of success singer/songwriter Bruno Mars has experienced, it is sometimes hard to believe he is a new artist. It is even harder to believe how quickly that success has come to him. In less than a year, Bruno Mars has seen three different singles he's been involved in land in the Continue

Limelight Spotlight: Marina And The Diamonds


On the surface, Marina Lambrini Diamandis seems like your typical pop star. She's petite, fashion-forward, and painfully gorgeous. But don't let those big brown doe eyes fool you. Take a minute to listen to her debut album, The Family Jewels, and you'll see she's quite different from the pack. The Continue

NL Interview Bits: 12 Random Questions With Robyn


Things you might already know about Robyn: she toured the US in support of her new album, Body Talk Pt. 1, with fellow pop star Kelis, she's Swedish, she debuted years ago with the still-just-as-awesome-today hit "Show Me Love," and she's performing this year at the MTV Video Music Awards. Things Continue

NL Interview: Fefe Dobson Makes A ‘Joyous’ Return To Music


A lot has been written -- true and untrue -- about Fefe Dobson. She inspired so and so's style, she had an ugly split with her former record label, she has beef with this pop star or that pop star. What can never be written about the Toronto-born spitfire, at least not with an ember of truth, is Continue

NL Interview: American Idol’s Katie Stevens Wants Christina Aguilera/Kelly Clarkson Sound On Album

Katie Stevens - Neon Limelight

It was a battle for 17-year-old American Idol season 9 finalist Katie Stevens to find her sound during her stint on the show, partly because two of the judges were feeding her extremely different opinions. Kara DioGuardi wanted Katie to go in a more R&B/pop route, while exiting judge Simon Continue

NL Interview: American Idol’s Andrew Garcia Wants Album Like Chris Brown, Duet With Adam Lambert

Andrew Garcia - Neon Limelight

Taking songs by girls and flipping them was Andrew Garcia's thing when he competed on season 9 of American Idol. No one could forget his brilliant acoustic remix of Paula Abdul's "Straight Up." Seriously, no one for could forget it and they wouldn't let Andrew forget it, either. Even when he had Continue