Monday, February 18, 2013

Roc Nation Brit Awards After Party: Jay Z, Kylie Minogue, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce and Rita Ora To Attend?

Jay-Z is to host a £500,000 BRIT Awards after-party in London on Wednesday, February, 20th, according to The Sun. Justin Timberlake, who is performing at the BRIT Awards, Rita Ora, Beyonce and new label signing Kylie Minogue are likely to attend.

Thousands of pounds worth of seafood and Ace of Spades champagne has reportedly been shipped in for the mega-bash. Jay-Z has also allegedly roped in the services of Calvin Harris to DJ at the event, which is being held at London's Hakkasan restaurant.

The nominations for this year's awards were announced last month with Alt-J, Mumford & Sons and Muse and all picking up multiple nods.


xo K

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Unbeaten Wheelchair Tennis Player Esther Vergeer Retires

Dutch wheelchair tennis player, Esther Vergeer, hung up her racket after an unbeaten decade.The 31-year-old, who claimed four Paralympic singles gold medals and three in doubles, won 470 consecutive matches and 120 successive tournaments, dropping only 18 sets during that time.
Her career record stands at 700 wins and 25 defeats.
She won every grand slam singles event she ever entered, racking up 21 singles and 23 doubles titles - and went two years without losing a set from 2004 to 2006.

Esther won: 42 Grand Slams, 22 year-end championships and 7 Paralympics titles

In December 2010 Esther Vergeer was featured on CNN for her tennis record of 401 straight wins receiving congratulations from Roger Federer and Kim Clijsters.
"She is an inspiration to many. Wheelchair tennis owes her a huge debt of gratitude for her professionalism and her quality as a player."

Vergeer, who took up wheelchair tennis because of complications after spinal surgery at the age of 12, rose to world number one in 1999 - aged just 18 - and remained there ever since.

"I love this game more than anybody. It's a lot of sacrifice, it's a lot of effort, but I do enjoy that," she told The Sport Review last year, "My main motivation is the inner game: I just love the sport, I love the training, but then also the way I see that I can improve in so many aspects still."


xo K

Monday, February 11, 2013

Kylie Minogue Rocks The House Of Blues At The After Grammy Show

Kylie Minogue was a special guest at the Roc Nation after Grammy's Show, where she performed two of her biggest hits, starting with All the Lovers and finishing the set with Can't Get You Out Of My Head, accompanied by DeadMau5.

Thanks to my dear friend, KyleBStyle , here are the videos :)

All The Lovers p.1:



Kylie with Stargate producers Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, President & COO of Island Def Jam Music Group Steve Bartels:

*Updates coming*

Check out the Pre-Grammy Party ;)
xo K

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Kylie Minogue, Beyonce, Rihanna and Jay Z At The Roc Nation Pre Grammy Brunch (plus Andres Velencoso Photobooth Love ;)

Kylie Minogue and Andres Velencoso attended Roc Nation Pre Grammy brunch on February 9th sharing the love photobooth hug on their Twitter accounts:

I wonder what YOU all hear while paps are taking pictures? ;)

Beyonce and Rihanna were also spotted at the brunch:

Enjoy the video and pics :)

xo K

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Celebrating Nine Years Of Roger Federer's #1 Ranking Triumph!

The amazing article by the tennis lover, Vibhu Batra, celebrating 9 years of the Swiss Maestro's, Roger Federer, domination in tennis since he gained the #1 ranking spot for the first time on February 2nd, 2004.

Roger Federer's 2nd Grand slam title win was at Australian Open, 2004 on 1st February, 2004, where he defeated Marat Safin in straight sets.
That win ensured that Roger Federer would become the World No.1 on 2nd February, 2004.

Here's what the rankings of Top-10 looked like immediately after Australian Open 2004.

For the next 237 weeks, Roger Federer remained the World No. 1 and it was only after Rafael Nadal won the 2008 Beijing Olympics Gold Medal on 17th August, 2008, that Roger Federer's streak of 237 weeks at World No.1 ended that Sunday night.

Post that Roger Federer has regained No. 1 ranking twice: on 6th July, 2006 after winning the Wimbledon 2009 title defeating Andy Roddick in the epic 5 setter marathon. That stretch of No.1 ranking lasted for 48 weeks and ended after the French Open, 2010.

But after winning the Wimbledon 2012 title he regained the #1 ranking for the 2nd time and that streak continued for another 17 weeks to take his overall tally of weeks at No.1 at 302.

It may be hard to guess if Roger Federer will be able to re-gain the #1 ranking again, but the thing is: the hunger, the dedication, the devotion that Roger Federer has today (after having spent 302 weeks at ATP #1) is same, if not more than when Roger Federer reached the ATP #1 ranking on 2nd February, 2004.

This is how Roger Federer looked when he reached the No.1 ranking for the first time and how he looks now:

Just to give you a fair idea of Roger Federer's dominance, during the last 468 weeks, this is the break-up of Roger Federer's ATP rankings :

1. Roger Federer got the Ranking of #1 for 302 weeks or 64.52% of the 9 year tenure between 2nd Feb-2004 to 2nd Feb- 2013.

2. Roger Federer has been Ranked #2 for 70 weeks or almost 15% of time between 2nd Feb-2004 to 2nd Feb-2013.

3. Roger Federer has been Ranked #3 for 91 weeks or almost 20% of time between 2nd Feb-2004 to 2nd Feb-2013.

4. Roger Federer has been Ranked #4 for 5 weeks or almost 0.01% of time between 2nd Feb-2004 to 2nd Feb-2013.

Here's to more success of the Swiss maestro!

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xo K

Jay Z's Roc Nation Label Welcomes Kylie Minogue


Kylie has just been announced as the special guest at the 2nd Annual Post-Grammy Benefit Concert at House of Blues on Sunset this Sunday February 10th.
Enter for your chance to attend the event and meet Kylie!

Roc Nation is a record label, management, music publishing and entertainment company founded under Jay-Z.

On their official website, they wrote:

We would like to welcome Aussie singer, recording artist, songwriter, actress and designer Kylie Minogue to the Roc Nation family! In a career now spanning 25 years, Kylie has released 11 studio albums, two live CDs, eight live concert DVDs, a greatest hits double album, and multiple video packages. She has released over 50 hit singles worldwide, including the Grammy-winning Come Into My World, and has sold more than 68 million albums worldwide. Needless to say, we’re excited to have Kylie join the Roc fam.


According to Billboard:
The Aussie singer's U.S. publicist confirms to Billboard that the partnership is for management services, while she is still signed to Parlophone as a recording artist.
Meanwhile, an industry source tells Billboard Minogue will release a new single "soon." She's been at work on a new studio album since at least the spring of 2012, as previously reported.

Shakira, Rihanna and M.I.A. are among the other acts managed by the Roc Nation.


Kylie parted ways with her manager of 25 years, Terry Blamey, leaving fans in anticipation and wondering what kind of turn Miss Minogue was going to take this time.

The news brought a wave of excitement on Twitter, which was supported by appearance of "Kylie Minogue"-line in the WorldWide trends.

Exciting times and just in time for the next album ;)

xo K