Pop Crush gave us a great idea for a gift guide for fans who love music! Artists and musicians are branding themselves and expanding their talents..
Do you have a teen at home that loves [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Justin Bieber?[/lastfm] Justin has released a sugary sweet Christmas album that is perfect for young teens. It includes originals, classics, and duets with Mariah Carey and Usher.
Speaking of Justin Bieber, his girlfriend and Disney star, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Selena Gomez [/lastfm]has her own clothing line which is reasonable priced at KMart. The clothing line called ‘Dream Out Loud’ features cute clothing and accessories.
For the [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Rihanna [/lastfm]fans she has released a new perfume for the 2011 holiday season. RihannaReblFleur site is interactive and asks are “Reb’l or Fleur? It’s available at most department stores.
One of the biggest hits this year has been “Party Rock Anthem” by [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]LMFAO.[/lastfm] The guys responsible for the song have their own clothing line so cleverly named ‘Party Rock Clothing.’ The clothes and accessories are loud and have the lyrics from some of their biggest hits.
Does your punk rock princess love [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Avril Lavigne?[/lastfm] Kohl’s features her clothing line Abbey Dawn which will have women, men, and teens fashionably pop-punk. Can’t get to Kohl’s? You can check out her line online AbbeyDawn.com
HTC and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Dr Dre[/lastfm] partnered together to bring you high performance headphones with style. Dre did not stop there. As a studio producer he realizes the importance of sound and he designed speakers, now used in some cars. The headphones and speakers are studio quality, so it’s a must for anyone on your list that is into listening and making their own music.
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jennifer Lopez[/lastfm] and now ex husband [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Marc Anthony [/lastfm]have individual lines at Kohl’s. Jennifer Lopez has clothing, accessories, and bed and bath accessories. Marc Anthony’s line is suits, sport coats, shoes, and accessories for men. If you’re shopping for a trendy male or female it seems Kohl’s would be a good stop for you.
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jay Z [/lastfm]on his book ‘Decoded’, “When you’re famous and say you’re writing a book, people assume that it’s an autobiography–I was born here, raised there, suffered this, loved that, lost it all, got it back, the end. But that’s not what this is. I’ve never been a linear thinker, which is something you can see in my rhymes. They follow the jumpy logic of poetry and emotion, not the straight line of careful prose. My book is like that, too.
Decoded is first and foremost, a book of rhymes, which is ironic because I don’t actually write my rhymes–they come to me in my head and I record them. The book is packed with the stories from my life that are the foundation of my lyrics–stories about coming up in the streets of Brooklyn in the 80’s and 90’s, stories about becoming an artist and entrepreneur and discovering worlds that I never dreamed existed when I was a kid. But it always comes back to the rhymes. There’s poetry in hip-hop lyrics–not just mine, but in the work of all the great hip-hop artists, from KRS-One and Rakim to Biggie and Pac to a hundred emcees on a hundred corners all over the world that you’ve never heard of. The magic of rap is in the way it can take the most specific experience, from individual lives in unlikely places, and turn them into art that can be embraced by the whole world. Decoded is a book about one of those specific lives–mine–and will show you how the things I’ve experienced and observed have made their way into the art I’ve created. It’s also about how my work is sometimes not about my life at all, but about pushing the boundaries of what I can express through the poetry of rap–trying to use words to find fresh angles into emotions that we all share, which is the hidden mission in even the hardest hip-hop. Decoded is a book about some of my favorite songs–songs that I unpack and explain and surround with narratives about what inspired them–but behind the rhymes is the truest story of my life.”
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lady Gaga’s[/lastfm] photo book dedicated to her ‘Little Monsters.’
“During an almost year long global odyssey, renowned photographer Terry Richardson brilliantly captured the intimate, random, behind-the-scenes moments of Lady Gaga in all aspects of her life. This visual dialogue showcases more than 450 stunning, provocative color and black-and-white photographs — beginning with Lollapalooza in August 2010, to the February 2011 Grammy Awards, to the final shows of her Monster Ball tour,” says the website for the book.
L.A.M.B is a line by [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Gwen Stefani[/lastfm] which is described by her site as “a flirty rocker label representing Gwen Stefani’s style, music and personality.” It’s trendy and classy. Check out L.A.M.B
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Katy Perry[/lastfm] released “Purr” last year right before Christmas and this year she in unveiling her new fragrance “Meow” right before Christmas. Also, Katy kept busy this year with other lines of cosmetics when she partnered with OPI, a nail care company, for her own line of nail polishes. All of her polishes, minus the black shatter” are named after her song titles.
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Black Eyed Peas[/lastfm] are one of the most creative groups out in music today and they’re taking that to the next level, literally. “The Black Eyed Peas Experience” is a video game for the Wii, Kinect for XBox 360, and Xbox Live. It features dance that were inspired and designed specifically for the Black Eyed Peas. In the game you get the chance to dance like Fergie and the rest of the band to their chart topping hit songs.