This Week in Music

By Lori Alamia,
Sandy Benefit Concert, Bruno Mars new music, Buble for Christmas and more...

This week, Chase presented 12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief. The concert was a thrilling event for music lovers. It included music veterans like Billy Joel, Bon Jovi, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, The Who, and Paul McCartney.

Even if you didn’t have tickets, it was the most widely distributed music event in history, so everyone had the opportunity to watch and enjoy. In addition to the excellent entertainment it provided, it raised $10 million dollars for Sandy relief.

In new releases:

Bruno Mars, a master at making the oldies new again, released his sophomore album Unorthodox Jukebox.

It includes the hit “Locked Out of Heaven”:

Green Day closed their 2012 album trilogy with Tre.

Alternative rock band Lighthouse released their sixth album, Almeria. It includes a song with Natasha Bedingfield titled “Between the Raindrops.”

The Glee Cast released their third volume of Christmas music, Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Vol. 3. It includes fun holiday songs like “Jingle Bell Rock” and “Feliz Navidad”

In other news:

The talented and beautiful Mexican American singer Jenni Rivera tragically died in a plane crash this week. The cause of the crash is still being investigated.

Here is the video from her song "Basta Ya":

May she rest in peace.

Beyonce, who will be performing at this year’s Super Bowl, is also partnering with Pepsi. She will be part of a $50 million sponsorship deal.

Though Justin Bieber received no love from the Grammys, he claims that he only needs love from his fans.

And finally, Michael Buble gives us some a holiday spirit. He had Christmas special on NBC called Home for the Holidays. It included special guests like Carly Rae Jepsen, Blake Shelton, Rod Stewart and even Elmo.

Buble also performed on The Voice, singing “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).”



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