The Top 10 Albums of 2011

              2011 has seen incredible albums from amazing artists.  However only 10 albums will have received the jacobelyacharjournalist.com stamp of approval.  Here are the elite albums from popular music. 10. LOVE? -Jennifer Lopez Despite being in the tabloids for her personal life including her break-up from Marc Anthony, Jenny […]

The 2011 Top 10 Best Vocal Performances on Reality TV

Here are my picks for the Top 10 Best Vocal Performances on a Reality TV competition 10. The Sing-Off Women: (You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman The season finale of the third season of NBC’s voices only competition saw the ladies of the Top 10 come together to perform the Queen of Soul’s […]

Jacob Reviews….Lioness: Hidden Treasures by Amy Winehouse

    Music lovers and Amy Winehouse fans were heartbroken when it was announced that this the controversial Grammy-winning songbird passed away in July.   Recently, music producers Salaam Remi and Mark Ronson came together with Winehouse’s family to pick out the best of Winehouse’s unreleased material to be released in an official posthumous album. […]

The Top 20 Songs of 2011, Part Two

This is it! Here are the best songs of 2011… 10.  Pumped Up Kicks-Foster the People This song has been playing non-stop on Top 40 radio stations across the country since its’ September 2010 release.   “Pumped Up Kicks” has been used in different forms of media including popular T.V. shows Entourage and Gossip Girl.   The […]

The Top 20 Songs of 2011-Part One

There have been hundreds of songs that have premiered on radio waves and MP3 stores this year.   In this two-part special blog, readers will have the opportunity to listen to the songs that got in our head, were overplayed on the radio and were performed countless of times this year by the artists or as […]

Jacob Interviews…Brian Larsen

Since he was 11-years-old, 25-year-old singer-songwriter Brian Larsen has been growing as a recording artist since his days with his band: Twilight’s Moon.  Now Larsen continues to prepare to release his second solo studio album in three years,  jacobelyacharjournalist.com had the opportunity to sit down with him to discuss his career, preparations for his latest […]

The Top 10 Collaborations of 2011

  Tony Bennett and the late Amy Winehouse.  Sir Elton John and Lady Gaga.  Sir Mick Jagger, will.i.am and Jennifer Lopez-2011 has been the year when music legends team up with rising stars to release incredible collaborations. This blog entry represents jacobelyacharjournalist.com’s Top 10 2011 Music Collaborations. 10. (I Want to Take You) Higher- Sly […]

Jacob Interviews…Australian R&B Producer Simmy

James “Simmy” Sismanes is one of Australia’s rising star producers in the music scene and his record label: Simmy Music has been gaining a following since 2010.  Now as he continues to expand internationally, jacobelyacharjournalist.com recently corresponded with the rising producer for his first American interview. 1. Jacob Elyachar: When did you want to be […]

Jacob Interviews Ozzi Troiano

Welcome to the latest feature on jacobelyacharjournalist.com.   “Jacob Interviews” is where I sit down with people just starting out their careers in music, television and more.   My first interview is with singer-songwriter Ozzi Troiano. To watch the interview, head to my YouTube page:http://youtu.be/8gFcFfg6_dg To listen to Ozzi’s music, visit his website at: ozzitroiano.bandcamp.com.  Also […]

Jacob Reviews…My Life II by Mary J. Blige

The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul has released her tenth studio album.  Mary J. Blige is back in top form and had some help from the A-List including collaborators Beyoncé and Drake, legendary songwriters Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff and powerhouse producer Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins.   Blige continues to soar in this album and as usual here […]

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