Popstar Ananya Birla new Global Music Fave of DJ Afrojack

 

With nearly 7 million YouTube views of her platinum certified single Meant to Be and DJ Afrojack remix with almost 15 million views, international pop star Ananya Birla is building a female led empire and has emerged as a leading agent of social change and women’s rights in India and the world. In addition to selling millions of records and gracing international magazine covers, Ananya is a thriving entrepreneur who creates companies based upon giving power and support to women from her home country of India and around the world. Now she is here in America to conquer the States with her addictive new single, remarkable journey, music and message.

Below video: “Meant to Be

 

After releasing her debut international single Livin’ the Life, co-written by highly sought-after music producer Jim Beanz and later remixed by popular Dutch DJ Afrojack, the singer/song writer recently released her newest single Meant to Be. Birla’s latest dance track is shaping up to be another mega hit for the fast-rising pop sensation already becoming certified gold and her sensational music video generating almost 7 million views on YouTube in a mere 2 months. Ananya has always had a penchant for doing things differently, and as she taught herself to play the guitar using internet video tutorials, she created a love affair with music that only grew as time passed.

 

Before realizing her true talent and passion for music, Ananya had already cut out a spot for herself among the elite in the business world. While most teenagers at the age of 17 are getting ready to graduate high school and find their path in life, Ananya was creating her first start-up, Svatantra Microfinance. With a strong vision for helping the poor become economically self-sustainable, Ananya created the microfinance organization to support women entrepreneurs in the Indian rural areas to further grow their business. As of April 2016, the company had grown to more than 600 employees across 70 branches in four Indian states, and won the Gold Award for Best Start-Up. A woman with no limits, Ananya’s second business, CuroCarte, curates rare, high quality, handicrafts designed for the 21st century luxe society from across the globe and makes them accessible through an e-commerce platform.


Ananya’s Afrojak remix video for “Livin’ The Life” here:

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TV Celeb Ali Fedotowsky married in Val Stefani Wedding Dress

Ali Fedotowsky and Kevin Manno officially tied the knot at an Oceanside ceremony in Palos Verdes, California.

Best known for as a tv host/personality and as the Season Six Bachelorette, Ali looked gorgeous in a custom Val Stefani gown she personalized for her reception.

Ali met with the designer duo behind Val Stefani, Valerie and Stephanie Chin, prior to her wedding day to customize a dress that wouldn’t make her feel “sucked in.”

About Val Stefani

Val Stefani is based out of the sunny shores of Southern California by the talented designers that brought you the successful bridal house Moonlight. With over 20 years of expertise this fashion house draws on generations of experience with the additions of the sister duo which the label draws its namesake. This cross-generational team dynamic allows for the creation of innovative designs while still rooted in the traditions that have made them successful.

A fierce feminine aesthetic is the inspiration behind every Val Stefani gown with gowns accented by delicate beading, hand rolled rosettes, cascading ruffles, and lace. Each gown conjures up vintage beauty and elegance that transcends generations and trends by using the most luxurious silk fabrics, intricate French lace, and hand sewn Swarovski crystal detail. These hand-crafted details and creation of feminine silhouettes are signatures for every Val Stefani gowns.

http://valstefani.com/

Music Video Pick: Dua Lipa – New Rules

Today’s TasteTV music video pick is by Dua Lipa, called “New Rules.”

The song was recently ranked as the official UK NUMBER 1 song and the first solo female #1 since Adele’s “Hello.”

The staccato beat is refreshing, with a repetitiveness that is catchy but also improvisational. The lyrics are a great match with the actual music video visuals, which show a love sick disenchanted woman learning the new rules of relationships and hookups from her various friends, and then eventually passing them on to others in need. The well synchronized dance routines are choreographed yet spontaneous, ranging in locales from a hotel bedroom, to the bathroom, to the hotel swimming pool.

The video filters and styles have a flashy nouveau tropical vibe that makes the viewers feel cool and hip, especially when seen with the multi-hued designer sunglasses worn by her diverse multi-ethnic ‘posse’ of advisers and friends.

In this video, the ladies literally walk on water. Once you start humming, “I’ve got rules, I’ve got rules,” you’ll find the Dua Lipa ear bug has been caught for this song. The rules are contagious.

She is currently on tour around Europe, Asia and the United States. We certainly look forward to seeing her act live!


MORE ABOUT DUA LIPA

According to Wikipedia: “Dua Lipa (/ˈduːə ˈliːpə/; Albanian pronunciation: [dua liːpa]; born 22 August 1995) is an English singer, songwriter and model.[5][6] Her musical career began at age 14, when she began covering songs by other artists on YouTube. In 2015, she was signed with Warner Music Group, and released her first single soon after. In December 2016, a documentary about Lipa was commissioned by The Fader magazine, titled See in Blue.[7] In January 2017, she won the EBBA Public Choice Award.[8] Her self-titled debut studio album was released on 2 June 2017. The album spawned seven singles, including the top-10 single “Be the One” and the number-one single “New Rules”.”

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