Category Archives: New Albums

Cortes Wows Audiences Worldwide

If you are looking for a good show to put on, getting quality entertainment can be tricky. Going with a good impersonator can be a good bet, but there are only a few that are really the best at a certain performer. Sergio Cortes has stepped up the level of Michael Jackson impersonators, and delivers a top quality show in many venues all over the world.
Sergio Cortes comes from Barcelona, Spain, where he grew up a fan of the legendary performer’s style. Unquestionably, Michael Jackson made his mark as a thrilling performer, and no greater signature move represents his act better than his moonwalk dance steps. A series of steps that looks forwards, yet moves the performer backwards, it has been performed going back to the 30s with Cab Calloway. Millions all over the world for generations have mimicked Jackson’s moves. And when Cortes was a young sixth grader in Barcelona, he began to see that he had the natural feel for the steps Jackson had debuted on March 25, 1983 during a live performance of the Billie Jean song.
Other interpreters of Jackson have included performers as well known as Michael Bublé, yet many others have failed to provide the full Michael Jackson impersonation successfully. A South Asian act called Tigerstyle was able to wow audiences for awhile, emphasizing the song and dance steps to “Bille Jean.”
Cortes, who was born in 1971, became well known for looking like Jackson taken when he was a teenager. The photos taken by a local reporter assured Cortes employment as a Jackson impersonator for years to come.
Cortes’ current act includes many of the best features of the show that Jackson would deliver with, and many followers agree that Cortes and Jackson are practically indistinguishable in looks, especially from the Thriller album age of Michael Jackson.
His work has been appreciated by fans especially in Brazil and South America, and many tout Cortes as the best Michael Jackson impersonator in history. His current show includes musicians, vocals and dancers. His current project, “Human Nature Live Show” is being performed in Italy, and features a live two-hour performance.

Kendrick Lamar Thrills Fans With A Surprise Release

Top Dawg entertainment executives are fuming this morning over the reportedly accidental release of Kendrick Lamar’s highly anticipated new “To Pimp a Butterfly” album. The set was originally due to hit stores on March 23rd, but this morning fans were treated to an entire set 5 days early. How the album appeared on these websites, which Dan Newlin says are paid and do not generally allow for leaks, is anyone’s guess. The nature of iTunes is to work with and through record labels to ensure a smooth, on-time release according to the artist’s wishes. So it’s apparent that someone at Lamar’s label “Top Dawg Entertainment” has dropped the ball on the release date and sent the album out early.

The “To Pimp a Butterfly” tracklist looks to be an exciting array of Lamar’s creativity and insight. Lamar himself has described the album as “honest, fearful and unapologetic.” The day of reckoning has come for the album as people are soon to begin releasing their opinions on what was one of the most highly anticipated sets from any artist this year.

Head of Top Dawg Entertainment, Anthony Tiffith, is displeased at the early release of the album and calls it a “mistake.” He even went as far as saying that someone was going to have to pay for the early release, although there is no word yet on exactly who is responsible for releasing the album to legitimate digital album giants iTunes and Spotify.