Search Results: folk-rock

  • Yuna

    Yunalis Mat Zara'ai (born 14 November 1986 in Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia), commercially known as Yuna, is a Malaysian singer, songwriter, and businesswoman.
    During her tertiary studies, Yuna was involved in the music scene. Yuna is an independent Malaysian singer-songwriter. She began writing her own songs when she was 14 years old, and her first performance of her own songs was at the age of 19, after she learned how to play guitar. She has performed in numerous acoustic shows and events in many parts of Malaysia since 2006.

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  • Mumford & Sons

    Mumford & Sons are an English folk rock band. The band consists of Marcus Mumford (lead vocals, guitar, drums, mandolin), Ben Lovett (vocals, keyboards, accordion, drums), Winston Marshall (vocals, banjo, guitar, resonator guitar), and Ted Dwane (vocals, string bass, drums, guitar). Mumford & Sons were formed in December 2007, emerging from West London, with such artists as Laura Marling, Johnny Flynn and Noah and the Whale.

    Mumford & Sons recorded an EP, "Love Your Ground", and performed in small to medium-sized venues in the UK and the United States playing to new audiences and raising interest for a forthcoming album. Their debut album, Sigh No More, was released in the UK and Ireland in October 2009, and February 2010 in the US. The album reached number one in Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, and eventually peaked at number two on the UK Albums Chart and the Billboard 200 in the US. The band gained popularity throughout 2010, performing for larger audiences and making their first network television appearances in the US. On 1 December 2010, the band received two Grammy Award nominations, one for Best New Artist and the other for Best Rock Song ("Little Lion Man"). The ensuing live performance at the Grammy ceremony in February 2011 led to increased airplay and popularity for singles from Sigh No More. The band won the ARIA Music Award for Most Popular International Artist in 2010, and the Brit Award in 2011 for Best British Album.

    The band's second studio album Babel was released in September 2012. The album debuted at number one in the UK and US, becoming the fastest selling album of 2012 in the UK, and the second-biggest selling debut in 2012 in the US. At the 2013 Grammy Awards, they sang "I Will Wait" and Babel won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. In 2013 the band won a Brit Award for Best British Group.
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  • Sheryl Crow

    Sheryl Suzanne Crow (born February 11, 1962) is an American musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, actress and political activist. Her music incorporates elements of rock, folk, hip hop, country, and pop.

    The discography of Sheryl Crow, an American singer-songwriter, consists of seven studio albums, two live albums, two compilation albums, thirty singles, six promotional singles, seven video albums, and thirty-one music videos. She has sold over 50 million albums worldwide.

    After signing a contract with A&M Records and having her first attempt at a debut record rejected, Crow finally released Tuesday Night Music Club in 1993. It remains her most successful effort to date and one of the best-selling albums of the 90s, having sold more than eight million copies, internationally, by the end of the decade. Such hits as "All I Wanna Do", "Strong Enough", and "Can't Cry Anymore" garnered Crow's popularity on radio, while Tuesday Night Music Club became a Billboard 200 mainstay, spending exactly 100 weeks on the chart. In 1995, Crow won three Grammy Awards (out of five nominations), including for Best New Artist.

    Her second album, Sheryl Crow, was released in 1996 and debuted at number six on the Billboard 200, becoming Crows's second consecutive top-10 album, spending over a year on the chart and ranking as the one of the most sold albums of 1996 and 1997. In less than a year, the album was certified as triple platinum. The album produced five singles: "If It Makes You Happy", "Everyday is a Winding Road", "Hard to Make a Stand", "A Change Would Do You Good" and "Home", with the first two peaking at number ten and eleven on the Billboard Hot 100, respectively. The self-titled record remains Crow's most critically acclaimed album to date. Crow won two Grammy Awards for this new effort in 1997 and one additional nomination in 1998. Shortly afterwards, Crow contributed to the Tomorrow Never Dies soundtrack, writing and performing the theme song for the James Bond movie. The song became Crow's fifth top-20 hit in the UK and received nominations for a Golden Globe and a Grammy.

    Despite encountering difficulties in recording her third studio album, Crow released The Globe Sessions in 1998. Preceded by the hit single, "My Favorite Mistake", the album debuted at number five on the Billboard 200 and went on to sell more than two million copies in the United States. The Globe Sessions received five Grammy Award nominations, including for Album of the Year, but eventually won only for Best Rock Album. The next year, Crow's rendition of the song "Sweet Child O'Mine" was included in the Big Daddy soundtrack and won a Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. Also, Crow released her first live album, recorded at Central Park in the company of guest musicians such as Keith Richards, Stevie Nicks and Eric Clapton. The album was not as commercially successful as its predecessors, being certified as gold only in Canada. The album, though, garnered Crow three fresh Grammy nominations, eventually winning Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for "There Goes the Neighborhood".

    C'mon C'mon (2002), her following release, debuted at number two in the US, Canada and United Kingdom. The album became her highest debut in several countries and produced the hit single "Soak Up the Sun". The album helped Crow win an American Music Award and five Grammy Award nominations. Once again, Crow won Best Female Rock Vocal Performance, this time for the second single "Steve McQueen". In 2003, Crow released The Very Best of Sheryl Crow, her first greatest hits compilation. Propelled by the major hit single "The First Cut Is the Deepest", the album went on to sell over 4 million copies in the United States alone, staying inside the Billboard 200 for 80 weeks. Crow won two American Music Awards the next year in the categories Favorite Rock/Pop Female Artist and Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist.

    Her fifth studio album, Wildflower (2005) debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 and number one on the Canadian Albums chart. The album was certified as platinum in less than a year and spawned the single "Always on Your Side" that became Crow's ninth Billboard Hot 100 top 40 hit. Wildflower received three Grammy nominations. In 2008, Crow released Detours, her first album in three years. Like its last two predecessors, the album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, remaining on the chart for over 20 weeks and becoming one of the year's best-sold albums. Her most recent album, 100 Miles from Memphis, was released in 2010 and became her last album on A&M Records. Read more
  • Daughter

    Daughter is an English band. Originally the solo work of Elena Tonra, they are now a trio with guitarist Igor Haefeli and drummer Remi Aguilella having joined.

    After their first demo started word of mouth on the band, Daughter self released their debut EP, "His Young Heart", on April 20, 2011 and followed this up in the same year with another EP, "The Wild Youth" on October 2 (released through Communion). The latter EP led respected British website For Folk’s Sake to say they had “one of the most unique sounds in the pop landscape today”  and Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens also invited them to perform a Maida Vale Session for his show.

    2012 saw the band - shortly after headlining a 700 capacity show at the Assembly Hall in North London - end much speculation and announce their signing to prestigious UK label, 4AD. Speaking of this, Elena commented “we couldn’t be happier to be working with 4AD, a label that has released so many inspirational records and whose ethos we hold in very high regard. It really is a privilege.”
    Their first single proper, "Smother", was released in October 2012. It was playlisted by both Radio 1 and 6Music and was also awarded Single of the Week by long-time supporter Huw Stephens.
    The band said in an interview with NME that they expected their debut album to be released in early 2013. Read more