Pop Artists Mourn Nelson Mandela Death On Twitter


Several pop artists have shared their thoughts, condolences for Nelson Mandela, as well as offering quotes from the South African anti-apartheid revolutionary turned President after learning of his death on Thursday. Among the Twitter messages about the 95-year-old icon:

Neil Diamond (@NeilDiamond): Nelson Mandela inspired the world.

Yuna Zarai (@yunamusic): “..if they can learn to hate,they can be taught to love,for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”- Nelson Mandela

Lady Gaga (@ladygaga): It is such a sad yet beautiful moment that Nelson Mandela has passed. A time to celebrate him & remember his contributions to humankind.

Britney Spears live during her 'Hot As Ice' performanceBritney Spears (@britneyspears): Nelson Mandela was a true inspiration to all humanity. He will truly be missed.

Alexa Ray Joel (@alexarayjoel): Mourning the loss of the wisest peacemaker and advocate for freedom, Our Great Nelson Mandela. Due to his tragic loss, my Today Show Appearance has been postponed. A true Revolutionary has been put to rest… Let us keep his resilient spirit forever resonating in our minds and hearts.

Toby Lightman (@TobyLightman): So sad to hear of Nelson Mandela’s passing. He is and always will be an inspiration and made this world a better place. #legend

Harry Styles (@Harry_Styles): RIP Nelson Mandela.

KT TunstallKT Tunstall (@KTTunstall): I dearly hope there are more like you, Nelson Mandela.

Victoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice): R.I.P. Nelson Mandela. A brave soul who inspired millions & made a legendary impact on the world. #ThankYou #GreatHuman

Darren Hayes (@darrenhayes): So lucky to have lived in a generation where a voice like Mandela’s could be freed from silence. Grateful to have witnessed such courage.

BC Jean (@BCJean): RIP Nelson Mandela #RIP #NelsonMandela #LeadNotFollow

Sara Bareilles (@SaraBareilles): Just heard about Nelson Mandela. What a king. Feeling gratitude that the world had him at all. #peaceandlove

Elizaveta (@elizavetaka): Nelson Mandela RIP

Sandi ThomSandi Thom (@Sandi_Thom): “Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.” Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013.

Cyndi Lauper (@cyndilauper): Nelson Mandela passed away today. A light in the world went out.

Katie Sutherland (@pearlypops): God bless Nelson Mandela x

Kate Voegele (@katevoegele): “It always seems impossible until it is done.” RIP, Nelson Mandela. pic.twitter.com/ikclvfZ93d

Mollie King (@MollieTheSats): So so sad to hear the news of Nelson Mandela’s death. What an absolutely incredible man he was! RIP

Nicola Roberts (@NicolaRoberts): We learnt half way through the awards that Nelson Mandela had so sadly passed away. An incredible human being now an angel.

Nick Lachey (@NickLachey): One of the more incredible experiences I’ve had was visiting the apartheid museum and home of Nelson Mandela in South Africa. May he #RIP

Clay Aiken wearing a green sweaterClay Aiken (@clayaiken): Mandela “bent the arc of the moral universe towards justice” – Give that speechwriter a raise Mr. Prez! VERY true! May his example endure!

Nicky Byrne (@nickybyrneoffic): #Mandela RIP

Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow): I have a heavy spirit today. Nelson Mandela will forever be remembered, admired, and loved. He changed the world.

Liz McClarnon (@LizMcClarnon): RIP Nelson Mandela. A sad day for the whole world http://www.whosay.com/l/BnK7mtA

Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton): Just landed & heard the sad new about Nelson Mandela. He was a true Hero & the world is a better place because of him. May he rest in peace.

Heidi Range (@Heidi_range): “@karindarnell: RIP #NelsonMandela pic.twitter.com/UCMI5QTcoT” What a man/ human being/ inspiration RIP Mr Mandela x

Amy Pearson (@missamypearson): RIP Nelson Mandela

Kerli with wingsKerli (@kerlimusic): Rest in Peace, Nelson Mandela? The world will continue being inspired by your life so beautifully… http://instagram.com/p/hjtUAzyRIc/

Wynter Gordon (@wyntergordon): NELSON MANDELA Thank you for fighting for us . Thank you for believing in us , believing that we could… http://instagram.com/p/hjsjCilHGr/ … I’m broken over Nelson Mandela’s death . Equally saddened by the the thought of the hands he left us in .who will fight for us now

Paula Abdul (@PaulaAbdul): I’m so very deeply saddened to hear of the death of Nelson Mandela. We have lost one of humanity’s greatest champions.

Jordin Sparks (@JordinSparks): He truly was an angel on earth & now he can finally fly. RIP Mandela <3 Jennifer Lopez (@JLo): "It always seems impossible until it's done." Rest in Peace Nelson Mandela. You will be missed. #trueinspiration #peoplewhochangetheworld Kris Allen (@KrisAllen): His flame may have burned out but oh what a spark he left. RIP Nelson Mandela Shane Harper singerShane Harper (@TheShaneHarper): “…It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” ~Nelson Mandela

Katie Melua (@katiemelua): NELSON MANDELA. Rest in peace.

Neon Hitch (@NeonHitch): A true god of our world.. What a tragic loss we have today RIP Nelson Mandela. You will be missed http://instagram.com/p/hjpc2BodbO/

Enrique Iglesias (@enrique305): The world has lost someone truly inspiring. Rest in peace Nelson Mandela

Emma Bunton (@EmmaBunton): RIP Nelson Mandela. What a legacy he has left behind. I had the honour of meeting him and his spirit was unlike any other.

Jessie J (@JessieJ): Nelson Mandela showed and acted out in front of the world what the true meaning of “fight for what you… http://instagram.com/p/hjnpo9Q0bY/

Eva Simons (@evasimons): May u rest in peace Nelson Mandela. U will be missed… a true hero pic.twitter.com/3IBGcznsTt

Guy SebastianGuy Sebastian (@GuySebastian): RIP Mandela. What a legacy.

Moby (@thelittleidiot): Nelson Mandela’s life has inspired us all. we lost a remarkable, inspiring, courageous human being today.

Maria Mena (@mariamena_no): RIP Nelson Mandela

Yoav (@yoavmusic): Sorry to hear of Nelson Mandela’s passing… Finally be at peace

Mika (@mikasounds): Good Lord. Nelson Mandela rest in peace. You were the one true great icon and role model of not only my generation but so many.

Nikki Yanofsky (@NikkiYanofsky): The world lost an icon today. A truly great, wise man. Rest in peace Nelson Mandela, thank you for all you’ve taught us. <3 Justin Guarini (@justin_guarini): I had the honor of spending time w/Nelson Mandela when he came to the US, he's an amazing soul. A stellar example of love & forgiveness #RIP Justin Bieber performs liveJustin Bieber (@justinbieber): #RIPNelsonMandela

Vanessa White (@VanessaTheSats): Terribly sad news about Nelson Mandela! Rest in peace x

Janelle Monae (@JanelleMonae): 1 of the most important&greatest individuals to walk on this Earth. Nelson Mandela. He walked the walk. He was 4 THE PEOPLE. Nelson Mandela.

Rochelle Humes (@RochelleTheSats): RIP Nelson Mandela – What sad news, The loss of a great legend. A truly inspirational man. Devastating news. Rest in peace x

Adam Lambert (@adamlambert): RIP Mandela

The Puppini Sisters (@Puppini_Sisters): R.I.P. Nelson Mandela, one of history’s greatest men.

Melanie C (@MelanieCmusic): I always feel strange acknowledging somebody’s passing on twitter but I have to say I am honoured to have met the great Nelson Mandela #RIP

Regina Spektor in the mirrorRegina Spektor (@respektor): Nelson Mandela- strong, hopeful, inspiring! Rest in peace… pic.twitter.com/KnOcZXAPnJ

Uh Huh Her (@UhHuhHerMusic): May you find the peace that you brought into this world. #ripnelsonmandela http://instagram.com/p/hj0Q2PpvGg/

Harry Judd (@mcflyharry): #RIPNelsonMandela

Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake): One of our GREATEST leaders… Thank you for BEING the true meaning of compassion. May you be at peace now. #RIPNelsonMandela

Kreesha Turner (@KreeshaTurner): “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” #quote #NelsonMandela #RIPNelsonMandela

Lindsay Lohan (@lindsaylohan): “A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.” #RIPNelsonMandela

Elliott Yamin (@elliottyamin): #RIPNelsonMandela an iconic hero for positive change #History

Clare Maguire 'Ain't Nobody'Clare Maguire (@ClareMaguire): Rest in peace pic.twitter.com/N2pzMXJX03

Annie Lennox (@AnnieLennox): The world woke up to the news that Mandela has departed, leaving an extraordinary legacy in his wake..
Thousands of AIDS activists are gathering here in Cape Town for the biggest AIDS conference in Africa, the 17th ICASA
We are carrying on his work
Rest in Peace Madiba

Gabriella Cilmi (@gabcilmi): Rest peacefully Nelson Mandela… Thanks for blessing us with your wisdom…

Una Foden (@UnaTheSats): R.I.P Nelson Mandela X

Rachel Stevens (@MsRachelStevens): Just heard the news about Nelson Mandela, so so sad

Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding): Rest well peaceful warrior, Nelson Mandela

Eliza Doolittle (@elizadoolittle): Rest in perfect peace Nelson Mandela

Mandela with Fergie and will.i.amFergie (@Fergie): Meeting Nelson Mandela at his house in Johannesburg was a truly memorable moment in life for me. He was an angel.

Olly Murs (@ollyofficial): So sad to hear that Nelson Mandela has died, a very influential figure has gone, will be sorely missed by millions of people. #RIPMandela

Sam Sparro (@samsparro): Wow. Nelson Mandela. What an incredible man. Humbled by his greatness. Let’s celebrate his life by continuing to change the world!

Shane Filan (@ShaneFilan): Such sad news about Nelson Mandela What an amazing man ! #RIPMandela

Amelle Berrabah (@Amelle_Berrabah): R.I.P Nelson Mandela. It was an honour to have met you xxx pic.twitter.com/C8fzqtASBN

Katy B (@KatyB): Been reading Mandela’s quotes all day… ‘Any man or institution that tries to rob me of my dignity will lose’ #RIPNelsonMandela

Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson): I am at a loss for words. Today, the world lost a great man and I lost a special friend, Nelson Mandela.

Lauren Bennett 'I Wish I Wish'Lauren Bennett (@grl_lauren): Rest in peace Paul Walker

Darius Campbell (@DariusCampbell): R.I.P Nelson Mandela, a truly inspirational person

Kat DeLuna (@KatDeLuna): “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela #RipNelsonMandela http://instagram.com/p/hl4xpazNy4/

Julian Perretta (@julianperretta): gutted to hear of Nelson Mandela’s passing. a powerful character who lived a life that inspires us all.

VV Brown (@VVbrown): RIP wonderful Nelson Mandela

Kerli Prefers Nicer American Culture To Her Native Estonia

Kerli flying

Kerli spoke with Popbytes in a Q&A, where the pop singer was asked about what made her go with a synthpop and dance sound with her follow-up to her 2008 debut ‘Love Is Dead’, being inspired by Tim Burton, her style, tour plans, and life in America versus her native Estonia. The 25-year-old said “people are kind of closed off and aren’t very expressive with their feelings” in Estonia and “very celebratory” in the U.S.

“Americans are always saying things like ‘thank you’ and ‘please’ and ‘excuse me.’ They’re always talking about how nice things are and compliment one another far more often,” said Kerli, who now resides in Los Angeles. “And I always felt really out of place where I was from so I like American culture more than Eastern European culture. Everyone is just nicer. In Europe, we tease Americans for that but I don’t care because I’d rather have a friendly waitress. I like that and I like their expressiveness.”

Kerli Loved Being At Logo’s NewNowNext Awards

Kerli wearing an ammo belt

Kerli checked in with fans on her Buzznet blog after posting several photos from her appearance at last week’s NewNowNext Awards, which air tonight on Logo. The Estonian pop singer, who is currently working on a follow-up to her 2008 debut album ‘Love Is Dead’, writes:

Last week me and I-Loo were invited to DJ at the NewNowNext awards <3 We loved it so much... it's got to be one of the most fun award shows out there. Nothing is off limits and the Drag Queens are so fabulous they make every woman feel underdressed. Highlights of the night were Perez Hiltons new fab abs:), Kelly's fashion statements, Neon Trees live, The toddlers and tiaras girl and more drag queens that you've ever seen in one spot together ever. My friend Carola was able to capture some fun behind the scenes moments! Enjoy!<3:) Integrity, Love and Unity. k

Kerli Starstruck After Meeting Richard Branson

Kerli in space

Celebuzz caught up with Kerli at the NewNowNext Awards on Thursday night, which air Monday (April 9) at 10p/9c on Logo. The Estonian pop singer talked about how she decides what to wear to an event, being starstruck by Richard Branson after meeting the billionaire business magnate at a pre Grammy party, and wanting more views after her ‘Zero Gravity’ video crossed the million mark.

“I’m not really the pop culture celebrity kind of.. I don’t buy the magazines, I don’t have a TV,” she said about the Branson encounter. “I’m not really inspired by fame necessarily, but when I met Richard Branson, for me he’s one of the biggest thinkers of our time, so that was very, very impressive. I was really wanting to cry and was shaking and I was like, ‘I cannot believe I’m meeting Richard Branson.'”

Watch the interview below.

Kerli ‘Zero Gravity’ Video

Kerli 'Zero Gravity'

Kerli is out with the music video to her new single ‘Zero Gravity’, off the Estonian pop singer’s upcoming second album on Island Records. Watch the Alon Isocianu and Pasha Patriki directed video below. Additionally, the artwork for the single, released digitally on March 20th, can be viewed below.

Kerli 'Zero Gravity'

Pop Artists React To Steve Jobs’ Death On Twitter

Several pop artists are reacting to the death of Steve Jobs, the co-founder, chairman, and former chief executive officer of Apple Inc., who lost his long battle with pancreatic cancer earlier today. Jobs, who was 56, helped revolutionize the music industry with the introduction of the iPod and iTunes, followed by the iPhone and the iPad. Among the Tweets:

Natalie Warner (@natwarner): So sad to hear about Steve Jobs!!! :0(

Jordin Sparks (@JordinSparks): OMG! Steve Jobs. :(

Emmy Rossum in a carEmmy Rossum (@emmyrossum): Rest In Peace, Steve Jobs. A true genius and kind man. I was lucky to meet him and his family when I was a young child. He will be missed.

Michelle Branch (@michellebranch): R.I.P. Steve Jobs.

Samantha Ronson (@samantharonson): holy sh**. That’s so sad. What an incredible loss for everyone. Thoughts and prayers to his family and thanks for all he did. #RIPSTEVEJOBS

Evan Taubenfeld (@EvanT): RIP Steve Jobs, the most brilliant artist of all of our lifetimes

D.A. Wallach of Chester French (@DAChesterFrench): Saddened to hear of Steve Jobs’ passing. His relentless vision and principle always inspired me even when I’ve disagreed with him.

Justin Guarini (@justin_guarini): R.I.P. Steve Jobs. You revolutionized the world for artists and creative people. You will be sorely missed.

Kerli (@kerlimusic): Thank You for sharing Your Vision and Genius with us. Rest in Peace. <3 #RIPSTEVEJOBS Kina Grannis (@kinagrannis): :( RIP Steve Jobs. so sad. Guy Sebastian (@GuySebastian): RIP Steve Jobs. :-( SO sad. Wynter Gordon (@wyntermusic): R.I.P STEVE JOBS ... 56 years young. He changed the way we hear music . Sam Sparro (@sam_sparro): Wow! Steve Jobs. What a legend. You really can change the world. :( Kylie Minogue (@kylieminogue): From my Mac to all Lovers... RIP Steve Jobs Marion Raven (@marionraven): R.I.P Steve Jobs. I love my Apple. Richard Vission (@richardvission): You made us 'Think Different' - Thank You forever RIP Steve Jobs Lights wearing a tanktopLights (@lights): My timeline is filling up with blessings for the late Steve Jobs. How much one person can affect so many lives is incredible. #RIP

Nick Lachey (@NickSLachey): Best wishes to the family of #stevejobs. What an amazing man and amazing life! Certainly, his legacy will be with us all forever. #RIP.

Elliott Yamin (@elliottyamin): Wow!….RIP Steve Jobs!… You changed the game FOREVER!!

Katie Rox (@KatieRoxMusic): A dreamer, believer, doer, achiever RIP Steve Jobs

Natalie Walker (@nataliewalkeris): #RIPSteveJobs thanks for everything.

Avery (@AVERYofficial): RIP Steve Jobs. :( thank you for changing the world

Aly & AJ Michalka (@78violet): Grieving over Steve Jobs. What an incredible mind and talent. His passion is an inspiration. Xo 78violet

Hanson (@hansonmusic): Mr Jobs, you were a visionary and you left our world better off through your pursuit of the future and perfection. You will be missed. RIP

Sara Bareilles (@SaraBareilles): I’m sad about Steve Jobs. He was a visionary. Life is short. Do what you love when you can.

Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin): Where is the excitement gonna come from. We won’t see another you in this lifetime. Thank you for everything Steve! :o(

Luciana Caporaso (@LucianaCaporaso): The world has lost a genius today. RIP Steve Jobs, Thanks for bringing the Mac Magic into the world. x

Marie Digby (@mariedigby): Very saddened to hear the news about Steve Jobs…his incredible contributions to the world will be forever remembered..

Victoria Justice wearing a tank topVictoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice): On set filming & I just heard the sad news… RIP Steve Jobs . You’ve changed the world & inspired SO many people. #iSad

Moby (@thelittleidiot): So very, very, very sad that Steve Jobs died so young. His death is our huge loss. Very sad.

Jessica Sutta (@IamJessicaSutta): RIP Steve Jobs.. thanks for all the amazing things you brought to this world.. Your legacy lives on forever.

Miley Cyrus (@MileyCyrus): Thank you for connecting all of us Mr. Jobs. RIP

Cody Simpson (@CodySimpson): Steve Jobs was a genius. A visionary. RIP. you changed the way I live, truly. #RIP #apple

Kerli On Lady Gaga Comparison Frustrations

singer Kerli

Kerli spoke with the Michigan weekly Between The Lines about whether she feels any resentment towards Lady Gaga, who the Estonian artist is often compared to even though she began her career a few years before Gaga. “No. It’s fine,” the 24-year-old said. “I just feel like it’s hard for every creative female artist out there because you get compared to her so much. But in a way, I’m actually really happy that there is a big artist out there who’s pushing the envelope. That’s good for other creative females. I’ve always done my thing and would like to get credit for it as well.”

Kerli Talks SXSW, Style & Covering Katy Perry

Kerli is interviewed about her thoughts on Austin, being compared to Sailor Moon and her industrial cover of 'Teenage Dream' by Katy PerryBuzznet spoke to Kerli at the ‘Kiss Me Deadly’ party during SXSW about being compared to Sailor Moon, what the definition of Cyber-Barque style is, how she’s liking Austin, and what song she listens to to get her going. The Estonian pop singer also revealed to that she is currently working on a cover of Katy Perry’s ‘Teenage Dream,’ except with her own “hardcore industrial” interpretation.

Asked about how she’s liking Austin, Kerli said, “You know what, this is my first time so I haven’t really been able to go out a lot and see other people perform, but so far I really, really like it. People are really relaxed.”

Revealing that she’s often compared to Sailor Moon, Kerli said, “I get massive amounts of inspiration from fantasy and cartoon, so every time people say that I think yes!”

Watch the interview below.

Kerli ‘Army Of Love’ Video

Kerli 'Army Of Love' single cover

Kerli is out with the music video to her new single ‘Army of Love’, off the Estonian pop singer’s upcoming sophomore album. Watch the Kaimar Kukk directed video via Vimeo below.

Kerli ‘Tea Party’ Video

Kerli 'Tea Party' music video

Estonian alt-pop singer Kerli is out with the music video to her new single ‘Tea Party’, the third single from the ‘Alice in Wonderland’ soundtrack ‘Almost Alice’. Watch it via YouTube below.