Pop Artists Mourn The Death Of James Gandolfini On Twitter

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Pop artists are reacting on Twitter to news that James Gandolfini died Wednesday (June 19) of what appears to be a heart attack. ‘The Sopranos’ star was on vacation in Rome, Italy. Among the tweets regarding the sad news:

Justin Guarini (@justin_guarini): R.I.P James Gandolfini. You’ll always be the Cappo Di Tutti Capo to me.

Elliott Yamin (@elliottyamin): Wow!…is james gandolfini REALLY gone??

Skylar Grey (@SkylarGrey): No!!!! This is so sad… RIP James Gandolfini aka Tony Soprano.

Lance Bass (@LanceBass): So so so sad about James Gandolfini – 51 is way too young.

Antonella Barba (@AntonellaBarba): so sad to lose James Gandolfini at such a young age…what a legacy he left, though!

Kat DeLuna closeupKat DeLuna (@KatDeLuna): R.I.P. James Gandolfini. Famously played the Tony Soprano on “The Sopranos”

Ashley Parker Angel (@ParkerAngel): I’m so bummed to hear about James Gandolfini passing away. He was only 51 years old. Incredible actor. My heart goes out to his family. RIP

Pia Toscano (@PiaToscano): Very sad to hear of James Gandolfini’s passing… Gone way too soon..

Eva Simons (@evasimons): R.I.P James Gandolfini aka Tony Soprano

Toby Lightman (@TobyLightman): I am in shock about James Gandolfini.. Wow.. Tony Soprano RIP..

Tyler Hilton (@TylerHilton): Farewell, Mr. Gandolfini… http://instagram.com/p/aw2p5wvw8S/

LOLO (@lolomusic): Mr. Gandolfini you will be missed. Thanks for sharing your talent, you were a true #weaponforsaturday. Now let the #sopranos marathon begin.

Uh Huh Her (@UhHuhHerMusic): RIP James Gandolfini. What an amazing talent. Aye. :(

Lindsay Lohan selfieLindsay Lohan (@lindsaylohan): From Lindsay: “James Gandolfini was a dear friend and a great man. My heart goes out to his family. He will be greatly missed” – team lohan

Paula Abdul (@PaulaAbdul): I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of James Gandolfini. I can’t believe it. He’ll be sorely missed. My condolences to his family.

Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake): Really though… This James Gandolfini passing is so sad. My heart goes out to his family in this time. RIP #takentoosoon

Brian McFadden (@BrianMcFadden): I genuinely feel a sense of loss this morning after hearing about James Gandolfini. I never even met him. RIP.

Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton): RIP James Gandolfini. A brilliant actor. Too young to pass. My prayers go out to his family and friends.

Nerina Pallot (@ladychatterley): Oh no. I can’t process the news about James Gandolfini. I feel like I have lost a friend. Tony Soprano can’t be dead, he can’t be. That’s what an amazing actor Gandolfini was. He made a fictitious character live on and on and on. He made me care about a gangster.

Kat DeLuna Knows If She’ll Have A Hit Song In 15 Seconds

Kat DeLuna, seen here looking cute, talks about needing only 15 seconds to know if she has a hit

Kat DeLuna, who is back with a music video for ‘Wanna See U Dance’, was on with ‘On Air with Ryan Seacrest’ to talk about how long it takes before she knows she has a hit. “The first fifteen seconds,” she responded, “from when we start writing it. If it doesn’t feel good, right away, it’s not a hit.”

‘Wanna See U Dance’ is off Kat’s upcoming third album ‘ViVa Out Loud’, getting a Universal Motown release later this year.

Listen to the brief comments via kiisfm.com below.

Kat Deluna Discusses ‘Viva’ & Her Struggles To Land In The Industry

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Kat Deluna visited Krystal at HOT 107.1 in Denver before the station’s Little Black Dress Party at Casselman’s in Denver last year. The pop singer talked about how Colorado has treated her, needing a dress for the evening, on making ‘Drop it Low’, what to expect from her new album ‘Viva’ and the struggles she had to make it in the industry:

On the single ‘Drop it Low’:

Recording the album, which is the American version of my sophomore album, it’s called ‘Viva’, I wanted to come out with a song that was still reminiscent of that Kat Deluna that came out in 2007, which was very euro pop with a Latin flavor to it. Actually I was one of the first to start that sound. So it was like let me come up with that, but then in the verses I wanted to flow like a reggae artist. I just got influenced and inspired with that.

On the upcoming album ‘Viva’:

The amazing thing about the album is that I got to be more Kathleen, you know the actual singer that started. There’s vocally beautiful and strong tunes on the album, that’s why it’s called ‘Viva’, just celebrating life and I believe whatever you love in life, celebrate it to the fullest. What I celebrate is giving my all, and that’s what I feel I gave with this album. You’re gonna have party songs, but then you’re gonna have that voice that I’m very blessed and humble that I have. A lot of the time I feel in certain songs I didn’t get to showcase my voice.

On how she got noticed:

What really really got me noticed was just me. I was a little businesswoman. When I lived in the Tri-state area, that point of time in high school. I finished growing up in north New Jersey. Brick City. I went to Arts High School, so everyone was getting ready to go to college, and I’m like, oh my god, I don’t think college is for me, because I want to do the singing thing. I almost won this big scholarship to basically go to a musical college, and I declined it. I declined it because in order to make it in this industry that I’m in, for me and my experience in life, I needed to go out there and fight. So hey, there I was doing all the auditions and stuff. I actually had an audition for remember that group Eden’s Crush that Nicole Scherzinger was a part of. They were like you’re too young to be in it, but why don’t you do a group on the side and we’ll see if we can work with you. Then I recruited all the girls in my school and we formed a Spanish girl group and after high school we all graduated but we still kept on but eventually things don’t work out and the group disintegrated. I just kept working hard and got signed. People, you see all that I’m saying? That’s how long it took me to get there. Granted I started young but it’s really hard. Then in 2006 that’s when I finally got a record deal.

Watch the interview via YouTube below.

Kat DeLuna ‘Drop It Low’ Video

Kat DeLuna 'Drop It Low' music video

Kat DeLuna is out with the music video to her new single ‘Drop It Low’, off the American pop singer’s second U.S. album ‘ViVa’, out soon on Entertainment One. Watch the Tyrone Edmond directed video below.

Kat DeLuna Can’t Wait For Fans To Hear ‘Inside Out’

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J-14 hung out with Kat DeLuna at the Jersey Shore Soundtrack release party in New York City, where the ‘Whine Up’ singer talked about her new CD and what fans would want to hear about her on the album.

“Because I’m starting to write my thank-yous,” Kat said. “I thanked everybody of course, the label, management and then I started to think, wow, I can’t wait for my fans to hear more of my album ‘Inside Out’ that comes out later this year, 2010, in the fall, and I can’t wait for you guys to hear it.”

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Kat DeLuna Talks With 95.9 KISS FM Backstage At Chickenfest

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95.9 KISS FM’s Tyler James interviews Kat DeLuna backstage after her performance at Chickenfest in Darboy, Wisconsin on Saturday (June 26). Kat talked about her impression of Wisconsin, being born in the Bronx and raised in the Dominican Republic before returning to New York, how she’s treated in the Dominican Republic, what she thought about the cheese curds she had tried their earlier, wanting to visit a farm on the visit, how Angola was her favorite country to visit, people she’d like to collaborate with, where she sees herself in five years, and more.

“Angola is a country that just came out of war 11 or 12 years ago, and when you go there, people are so full of life and the hope there, you feel it,” DeLuna said. “To me when I went there, and then I compared it to home, I’m like, wow, kids here take their opportunities for granted and don’t take advantage of it. When you compare it, you see how much you have and then you start to learn more about the world.”

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Kat DeLuna ‘Push Push’ Video Ft. Akon

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Kat DeLuna is out with the music video to her new single ‘Push Push’, featuring Akon, off the Newark, New Jersey pop singer’s second album ‘Inside Out’, due out later this year via Universal / Motown Records.

Kat DeLuna’s New Album Is “Finally, Basically Done”

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Kat DeLuna checked in with fans on her YouTube channel, talking about working hard on the new album, which she says is “finally, basically done.” Kat added, “I’m telling you guys to get ready, we’re doing it again, it’s a whole big dance move with the single coming up.” Watch the message below the cut. (more…)

Kat DeLuna ‘Unstoppable’ Video Ft. Lil Wayne

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Kat DeLuna is out with the music video to her new single ‘Unstoppable’, featuring Lil Wayne, off the Dominican-American pop singer’s second album ‘Inside Out’, out later this year on Universal Motown. Watch it below.

Kat Deluna ‘In The End’ Video

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Kat Deluna is out with the music video to her new single ‘In The End’, the third release off the Dominican Republic pop singer’s debut album ‘9 Lives’, out now on Epic Records. Watch it at DailyMotion.