Norwegian producers Stargate are responsible for the latest top ten hit from Lemar, “The Way Love Goes” which enters the UK singles chart at No.8. They have already collaborated on the hit “50/50” from 2003. As many young artists, Lemar’s career started in a talent show – the BBC show program Fame Academy, which preceded Idol. This March, Lemar issues his greatest hits collection with a few new tracks. The singer teams up with immensly popular pop group JLS on the track “What About Love.” Another track, “You Don’t Love Me,” samples The Supremes. Lemar is of English origin and was born in April 1978.
Lemar’s “The Way Love Goes” is featured on the latest WelcheMusic compilation, which can be downloaded here.
R.E.M. issued “Everybody Hurts” in April 1993 as the fourth single from the Automatic for the People album. Little did they know that come February 2010, Mariah Carey, Jon Bon Jovi, Kylie Minogue and Rod Stewart would cover the track in attempt to raise money for victims of the Haiti earthquake. Less surprisingly, music entrepreneur Simon Cowell is responsible for the initaitive which could be described as the Idol generation’s Band Aid. Cowell’s “own” artists such as Leona Lewis, Alexandra Burke, Susan Boyle and JLS collaborate on this charity single. The song has already sold 205,000 copies in the UK and is set to reach the singles chart this Sunday.
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