MTV’s Top Pop Group – Music Episode 4

Pussycat Dolls
“When I Grow Up”
The Pussycat Dolls - When I Grow Up - Single - When I Grow Up
When I Grow Up – Original Music Video
Scene: Top Pop Theme Song

Alicia Keys
“No One”
Alicia Keys - No One - Single - No One
No One – Original Music Video
Jonas Brothers
“When You Look Me In The Eyes”
Jonas Brothers - Jonas Brothers - When You Look Me In the Eyes
When You Look Me In the Eyes – Original Music Video
Chris Brown
“Kiss Kiss”
Chris Brown - Now That's What I Call Music, Vol. 27 - Kiss Kiss
Kiss Kiss – Original Music Video
Kardinal Offishall
“Dangerous feat. Akon”
Kardinal Offishall - Not 4 Sale - Dangerous (Remix Version) [feat. Akon & Sean Paul]
Jesse McCartney
“Leavin”
Jesse McCartney - Departure - Leavin'
Leavin' – Original Music Video
Nelly Furtado
“Say It Right”
Nelly Furtado - Loose - Say It Right
Say It Right – Original Music Video

October 2, 2008 I Written By

MTV’s Top Pop Group: Congratulations Mosaic

Did this show just end early? Seems odd to have a season finale after only four episodes and with 6 groups still left. Anyway, the remaining 6 groups performed one last time. It figures that on the final show everyone would look and sound great. Where were these performances in the first 3 episodes?

Here are the performances of the remaining 6 groups:

America voted the top two groups: It came down to Ju-Taun and Mosaic, my favorites.

And the winner is *drum roll* – Mosaic. Check out their you tube channel

Here are all their performances on MTV’s Top Pop Group Season 1

Runners up – Ju-taun. Look for their album ‘Love Changes Things’. You can hear their music on their official myspace page

Here are all their performances on MTV’s Top Pop Group Season 1

Check out Mosaic and Ju-Taun’s reactions in this exclusive backstage interview:

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MTV’s Top Pop Group-Music Episode 3

Mosaic
Black Eyed Peas-Let’s Get It Started
Black Eyed Peas - Let's Get It Started (The Urbz Edition) - EP - Let's Get It Started
Let's Get It Started (Edited Version) – Original Black Eyed Peas Let’s Get It Started music video
Las Caprice
Rihanna-SOS
Rihanna - A Girl Like Me - SOS
Rihanna - Video Triple Play - S.O.S. – Original Rihanna SOS music video
Ju-Taun
Mario-Let Me Love You
Mario - Turning Point - Let Me Love You
Jazmin
Leona Lewis-Bleeding Love
Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love - Single - Bleeding Love
Leona Lewis - Spirit (Deluxe Version) - Bleeding Love – Original Leona Lewis Bleeding Love music video
NJ5ive
Usher-Confessions
Usher - Confessions (Bonus Track Version) - Confessions (Interlude)
Usher - Confessions (Bonus Track Version) - Confessions, Pt. II – Confessions Part 2 Usher
Confessions, Pt. 2 Confessions Part 2 Usher Music Video
"Weird Al" Yankovic - Straight Outta Lynwood - Confessions, Pt. 3 (Parody of "Confessions, Pt. 2" By Usher) – Weird Al Yankovic’s parody called Confessions Part 3
S1
Young Jeezy-Put On
Young Jeezy - The Recession - Put On
Young Jeezy & Kanye West - The Recession (Bonus Track Version) - Put On – Young Jeezy and Kanye West singing Put On
Put On (feat. Kanye West) – Music Video
Concrete Rose
Fergie-Big Girls Don’t CryFergie - Now That's What I Call Music!: 26 - Big Girls Don't Cry
Big Girls Don't Cry (Personal) – Original Music Video

September 27, 2008 I Written By

MTV’s Top Pop Group-Episode 3

This week Omarion was the guest mentor and he offered the groups some great advice. I hope everyone appreciates the value of what they are being taught on this show.

I have no doubt that all these groups want to make it big in the music industry. But their lack of real experience and dedication is overshadowing their potential. Right now most of these groups are ‘opening acts’ not headliners. They need a lot more practice performing as a group if they want to make it. While this show is a crash course in performing in front of an audience, I don’t know if three months of practice will be enough.

This week we had a “Make It Your Own” Challenge, in which the seven remaining groups had to put their own spin on a top pop hit.

Performances:
Best: Mosaic and Ju-Taun
Good: NJ5ive and S1
Least memorable: Las Caprice
Worst: Jazmin
Eliminated: Concrete Rose

Episode 3 Performances:

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MTV’s Top Pop Group: Music-Episode 2

Here’s the music from MTV’s Top Pop Group – Episode 2.

Ju-Taun performed:
Ne-Yo – Closer
Ne-Yo - Year of the Gentleman (Bonus Track Version) - Closer
Closer – Original Music Video
Jazmin performed:
Natasha Bedingfield – Pocketful of Sunshine
Natasha Bedingfield - Pocketful of Sunshine - Pocketful of Sunshine
Pocketful of Sunshine – Original Music Video
S1 performed:
Lil Wayne – Got Money
Lil Wayne & T-Pain - Tha Carter III - Got Money
Got Money – Original Music Video
Las Caprice performed:
Britney Spears – Break the Ice
Britney Spears - Blackout (Bonus Track Version) - Break the Ice
Break the Ice – Original Music Video
Mosaic performed:
Moroon 5 – Makes Me Wonder
Maroon 5 - It Won't Be Soon Before Long - Makes Me Wonder
Makes Me Wonder – Original Music Video
Concrete Rose performed:
Estelle – American Boy
Estelle - Shine - American Boy (feat. Kanye West)
Estelle & Kanye West - Shine - American Boy (feat. Kanye West) – Original Music Video
3 Daze performed:
Jordin Sparks – Tattoo
Jordin Sparks - Tattoo - Single - Tattoo
Tattoo – Original Music Video
NJ5ive performed:
Ray J. – Sexy Can I
Ray J - Sexy Can I (feat. Yung Berg) - Single - Sexy Can I (feat. Yung Berg)
Sexy Can I (feat. Yung Berg) [TV Version] – Original Music Video

September 19, 2008 I Written By

MTV’s Top Pop Group-Episode 2

Last week I held off on voicing an opinion of MTV’s Top Pop Group because I realized there were production problems that needed to be worked on. Unfortunantly, it looks like the problems are here to stay. The editing looks like it’s being done by an intern. The judges comments are so jumbled that half the time you have to guess what they are trying to say. To make things worse, the sound production is terrible. This show feels like watching a local talent show, not a professional audition looking for the next pop sensation.

Some good things about the show:

Mosaic is an amazing a cappella group from Las Vegas. They have real talent and creativity but I’m not sure they can win over a radio fed audience.

Ju-Taun definitely has the talent to win this but their style may be too old school for this shows demographic audience.

NJ5IVE has the marketable package that MTV loves and should appeal to the young female voters watching the show.

Those are the groups I’m impressed with so far, check out all the performances from episode 2 and let me know who impressed you.

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MTV’s Top Pop Group-Music Eps.1

Below you’ll find a list of all the music from MTV’s new reality TV show Top Pop Group. We’ll be listing all the music from Top Pop Group.

Chris Brown – Forever
Chris Brown - Forever - Single - Forever
Forever – Original Music Video
Duffy – Mercy
Duffy - Rockferry - Mercy
Mercy – Original Music Video
Colby O’ Donis – What You Got
Colby O'Donis - What You Got (feat. Akon) - Single - What You Got
What You Got (feat. Akon) – Original Music Video
Rihanna – Disturbia
Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded - Disturbia
Disturbia – Original Music Video
Day 26 – Got Me Going
DAY26 - DAY26 - Got Me Going
DAY26 - DAY26 (Bonus Track Version) - Got Me Going – Original Music Video
Katy Perry – I Kissed A Girl
Katy Perry - I Kissed a Girl - Single - I Kissed a Girl
I Kissed a Girl – Original Music Video
Kayne West – Stronger
Kanye West - Graduation - Stronger
Stronger – Original Music Video
Danity Kane – Damaged
Danity Kane - Welcome to the Dollhouse - Damaged
Danity Kane - Welcome to the Dollhouse - Damaged – Original Music Video
Sean Kingston – Beautiful Girl
Sean Kingston - Sean Kingston - Deluxe - Beautiful Girls
Beautiful Girls – Original Music Video
Which music would you like to see done next on MTV’s Top Pop Group?

September 15, 2008 I Written By

MTV’s Top Pop Group-Eps.1 ‘Define Yourselves Challenge’

In the series premiere of MTV’s Top Pop Group, the top nine groups who were selected from 1000’s of auditions face their first challenge. All nine groups must perform a song of choice that they feel defines them as a group. The groups had help from guest mentor, Eve.

Judges:

Brian Friedman

Michelle Williams

Taboo

Here’s the first episode, in case you missed it.

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MTV’s Top Pop Group – The Casting Special

MTV sets out to find the next pop sensation to join these music superstars and Mario Lopez (host of MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew”) is taking the hosting reins for the new live music competition series “MTV’s Top Pop Group” which premiered Thursday, September 11 at 10:00 PM ET/PT.

From MTV.com

After an extensive nationwide search, nine amazing groups hit the stage to compete for a $100,000 prize and the coveted title of MTV’s Top Pop Group. With everyone’s favorite host, Mario Lopez, at the helm, the competition is fierce!

Each week, the hopefuls are coached by megastars and supergroups who try to help them perfect their singing, dancing and overall performance skills. Then, the groups perform live in front of a panel of celebrity judges — rapper Taboo, singer Michelle Williams and choreographer Brian Friedman — knowing that one wrong move or off-key note could cause their dreams to come crashing down.

But it’s not just the judges that get a say in who stays and who goes. You — yes, you! — can vote for your favorite pop group! But this power shouldn’t be taken lightly … by casting your vote, dreams become reality and hearts are broken. After tallying the votes, one group is eliminated each week. In the end, the last group standing is crowned MTV’s Top Pop Group!

Heres a look at the casting special:

You’ll find groups pics and bios of the nine groups selected to compete here: Group Bios

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