Pop Artists React To Elizabeth Taylor Death

Several artists are reacting to the death of Elizabeth Taylor on Twitter after the legendary actress passed away this morning at the age of 79. Among them:

Jewel (@jeweljk): I’d like to dedicate my song Violet Eyes to the great @DameElizabeth Taylor. You will be missed & remembered. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdFP7H-hSPw

Mariah Carey, seen here performing live, reacts on Twitter following the death of Liz TaylorMariah Carey (@MariahCarey): R.I.P. Elizabeth Taylor an incomparable legend who will live forever.

Jessica Origliasso of The Veronicas (@Jessicaveronica): RIP to the truly inspirational Elizabeth Taylor. My favorite Cleopatra.

Shiloh (@ShilohOfficial): RIP Elizabeth Taylor ;_; We love you

Katie Rox (@KatieRoxMusic): RIP Elizabeth Taylor

Holly Valance (@HollyValance): A great legend passed today. So sad to lose her. @DameElizabeth

Nerina Pallot (@ladychatterley): Oh Lovely Liz Taylor, how sad. Weird, only a week ago I was reading Paul Theroux’s ‘Two Stars’, Liz in Neverland is amazing.

Kylie Minogue (@kylieminogue): RIP Dame Elizabeth Taylor…..Like a pure white diamond you’ll shine on and on and on.

Lenka turns to Twitter to comment on the death of Elizabeth TaylorLenka (@LenkaMusic): RIP Elizabeth Taylor

Esmee Denters (@esmeeworld): RIP Elizabeth Taylor

Samantha Fox (@SamFoxcom): RIP Elizabeth Taylor. What a woman what an icon.

Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin): Elizabeth Taylor RIP

Alexz Johnson (@alexzjohnson): Rest in peace Elizabeth Taylor. Your beauty and talent graced our screens and you will forever be a Diva to me. http://twitpic.com/4cgvgm

Melody Thornton (@MelodyThornton): Rip Elizabeth Taylor :(

Victoria Justice reacts on Twitter to the death of Elizabeth TaylorVictoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice): RIP Elizabeth Taylor, a true legend and Hollywood icon. You won’t be forgotten… #violeteyes <}3 Vita Chambers (@vitachambers): #restinpeace Elizabeth Taylor <3 you'll always remain an icon and inspiration to my life Meiko (@meiko): RIP Elizabeth Taylor :( http://goo.gl/fb/RvPpF Victoria Beckham (@victoriabeckham): The world has lost a truly iconic beauty, inside and out. Elizabeth Taylor will be deeply missed. X vb

Lenka Comments On Bao Thy’s Cover Of ‘The Show’

Lenka checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@lenkamusic) on Thursday (October 8), addressing her recent visit to Vietnam and a press conference comment she made about Vietnamese pop singer Bao Thy covering Lenka’s hit song ‘The Show’ without proper attribution. The Australian pop singer writes:

To clarify, I don’t know much about this girl, only what my fans have told me and how upset they are about it.

Personally, I love the idea of people doing covers. I even printed sheet music of ‘The Show’ to help people learn the song better! However, usually when people do a cover, they write the name of the song-writer and give them credit for their creativity… For example, with my own cover versions of Modest Mouse, M. Ward and The Zombies, I always mention these artists when I play the songs.

I’m really sorry if i offended anyone about my remarks, and I hope that in the future everyone can enjoy music together and be fair about it. I respect other artists creating music and I just hope for that respect in return.

Listen to Lenka’s song and Bao Thy’s version below.

Lenka At The New Pop Festival In Baden Baden

Footage of Lenka in Germany recorded by her friend Felix as the Australian singer songwriter hit the stage to begin her show at the SWR3 New Pop Festival in Baden Baden on Friday (September 18) has been posted online. Watch it via YouTube below.

Lenka Asia Tour Highlights

Lenka documented highlights from her tour throughout Asia, including stops in South Korea, Malaysia, Japan, and Thailand. The Australian singer songwriter is seen performing, painting, doing a photoshoot, being driven, eating, meeting with fans and dancing. A second video highlights her time in Japan for Summer Sonic 09 and Lenka art Tokyo exhibition at no12 Gallery. Watch both via her YouTube channel below.

Lenka ‘Trouble Is A Friend’ Video Version 2

Lenka is out with a new version of her ‘Trouble Is A Friend’ music video, off the Australian actress/singer songwriter’s self-titled debut album, out now on Sony Music/Epic Records. Watch the alternate video below.

Lenka Spring European Tour Highlights

Lenka posted highlights from her first promo tour around Europe, with stops in London, Stockholm, Paris, Berlin, Munich, Lisbon and Zurich. Besides on-stage highlights, the Australian singer songwriter is seen sewing, sightseeing, skipping and biking. Watch below.

Lenka Performs With Stage Art At Largo

Lenka posted some video featuring a look at the Lenkaland stage props, taken from her show at Largo in Los Angeles on Thursday (April 23). Watch via the singer songwriter’s YouTube channel below.

Lenka Visits CBC Q

CBC Q host Jian Ghomeshi to talked with Lenka about her self-titled debut album, growing up in a musical family, breaking through via commercial television instead of the traditional path of radio and music charts, her time with Decoder Ring, making the move from Australia to Los Angeles, and much more. Watch the 20 minute interview via YouTube below.

Lenka Aimed For Music That Makes You Happy On Debut

Lenka spoke with Jordan of andPOP about her first album, the kind of music she wanted to create, and also taught him some Australian lingo.

“When I set about making my first solo album, I was thinking about what kind of thing I wanted to put out to the world,” she explained. “I was thinking about my music collection and those handful of songs, there’s usually like one or two per album, that make you feel happy. It’s pretty rare. Most of the music I like is pretty melancholy. It’s a bit of a journey. It kind of goes darker and slow for a little while, but mostly it’s like, Hey!”

Asked if it was hard writing uplifting songs, she confessed, “That was another reason why. Musically I think it’s because you’re mostly dealing with mostly major chords and it’s going into sort of nursery rhyme territory and really sugary pop territory, so you’re sort of walking a fine line between it sounding too simple or too babyish.”

Watch the interview via YouTube below.

Dressing Up With Lenka

Pop artist Lenka

Chictopia.com spoke with Lenka in a Q&A, asking the Australian singer songwriter what were her favorite things to dress up as when she was a child. “I had a few different archetypes that I would dress up as,” she responded. “I had a great dress-up box because my mom was a hippie so she had an amazing Indian skirt and such so I will put all those on and dress up as a gypsy. I loved wearing high heels when I was little. I lived in a bush so it was a quite of juxtaposition. I would also enjoy wearing shoulder pads and putting into boobs. I used to watch ‘Days of Our Lives’ and then going to the mirror and try to recreate the make up—putting blush and orange eye shadows. Awful, awful styles.”