(PRWEB) December 28, 2012
Alternative rock band, ‘Nine Lies’ were the first winners of the BEAT100 Music Video Chart in 2012 with their original song, “Nothin’ Left For Me”. Second place was awarded to Jasmin Yasin, who uploaded her cover of Rihanna’s, “Russian Roulette”. Singer-songwriter, Barbra Kiss, followed shortly behind with her original song “Catch Me”.
Young rapper, Tim Menace Ajayi, topped the BEAT100 Music Video Chart for the second month of the year with his original song, “Audacious”. Menace went on to perform at two BEAT100 Live Events in London after his victory and is now living in Florida on a soccer scholarship. However, Menace still continues to work on his music in the USA and visits the UK regularly.
South East England based singer-songwriter, Doogie Hunter, won the chart with his humorous original song, “I’m A Banker”, which features fellow BEAT100 users ‘Us & Her’. Doogie also went on to perform at a BEAT100 Live Event in the South East area and his fan base is continuously growing. Doogie was followed by Muse-influenced band, ‘Nothing But Thieves’, who came second with their cover of Queen’s, The Show Must Go On and went on to perform at a BEAT100 Live Event.
New York based soul singer, Aaron Lordson, topped the BEAT100 Music Video Chart in April with his cover of Jimmy Cliff’s, “Many Rivers to Cross”. Lordson has released sixteen albums under his own record label, “LordsonMusic”, and has performed at several concert halls globally. Lordson was followed by jazz singer, Nicole Peach, with her cover of Melody Gardot’s, “Who Will Comfort Me”. Stereozone came in third place with their original track, “Gotta Kill It” and have continued to promote their music on BEAT100 ever since.
Singer-songwriter, Dave Giles, placed first in the May BEAT100 Music Video Chart with his original song, “Tales Of A Social Misfit”. BEAT100 had introduced Music Video Awards at this point; therefore Giles received a BEAT100 Bronze Award for his well-written original track. Dave Giles was followed by soloist, Jordan Gray a.k.a. Tall Dark Friend, with his original track “This Is Pop”. The track received two BEAT100 Gold Awards for its high quality video and well-written song.
Previous winner, Dave Giles, topped the BEAT100 Music Video Chart two months in a row, this time with his original song, “Confessions of a Facebook Stalker”. The video received two BEAT100 Gold Awards for his original song and impressive live performance qualities. He also received a BEAT100 Bronze Award for his music video, which launched him nicely into the top spot in the chart along with his persistent promotion on social networks. Tampa, FL based rapper, Adam G, came in second place with his original song, “Think About It”, which received two BEAT100 Silver Awards for his original song and video.
Guitarist, Nitro, topped the BEAT100 Music Video Chart with his interpretation of Deep Purple’s, “Soldier of Fortune”. Nitro received a BEAT100 Silver Award for his impressive guitar performance, and managed to storm his way to the top with the help of huge Facebook fan base. Young Australian singer-songwriter, Ben Bennett, placed second this month with his cover of Ed Sheeran’s, “Kiss Me”. Bennett recently placed in the Top 24 of Australia’s, “The Voice”, and continues to promote to his large fan base via Twitter and Facebook.
BEAT100 decided to try a new approach to the Music Video Chart by compiling the chart weekly. This gave more artists an opportunity to win each week rather than waiting a month to win. On the first week, singer-songwriter, Graceanne Parks, came in first place with her original song, “Places Unknown”, which received a BEAT100 Bronze Song Award. Graceanne managed to BEAT100 well-known girl group, Cimorelli, who are currently signed to Universal and receive millions of YouTube hits every week. On the second week of August, Sri Lanka based singer, Sheaam Deen, topped the music chart with his rendition of David Guetta’s, “Titanium”, which received a BEAT100 Gold Performance Award. Sheaam was followed by American band, The Make Believe, and their original song, “Give It A Million”, which received a whopping three BEAT100 Gold Awards for their video. In the third week, UK based singer-songwriter, Daniel Dobbs, placed first with his original song “Dive”, which he wrote at the young age of 12. Dobbs was followed by Cecilia Kovacs Simon with her cover of the famous, “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen. In the final week of August, X Contract received their first victory with their original song, “How Would I”, which featured famous Danish actor, Anders W. Berthelsen.
After deciding to compile the BEAT100 Music Video Chart every week throughout August, we then decided to introduce a 14 day chart to see which would receive the best feedback. Orange County, CA based teen band won the first September chart with their rendition of “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses. They were shortly followed by 17-year-old, David Aqua, with his cover of “Somebody I Used To Know” by Gotye. A new chart was compiled on the 17th September, in which 13-year-old Natalie Tuvey received her first victory with her original song and video, “Tear Me Apart”.
Jadd Ryan topped the first October BEAT100 Music Video Chart with his cover of Jake Owen’s, “Alone With You” and impressive video upload. The Iranian singer received over 2,000 votes on his video, despite his struggle to use the internet in his home country. Fusion Beat placed second with their cover of “I Got the Music in Me” by Kiki Dee, and Geoff Sewell followed shortly behind with his original song, “I Do”. The second October chart was compiled on the 15th October and X Contract received their second victory with their second track, “Realise” from their debut album, “Dearest Dream”. The last two-weekly October chart was compiled on the 29th October and 12-year-old singer, Jasmine Thompson, received first place with her cover of Lana Del Ray’s, “Summertime Sadness”. Singer Josh Taylor followed Jasmine with his original song, “Time and Again” then rapper, Clever, placed in third with his song, “Pluto”.
High school band, TaKe3, placed in first with their cover of Green Day’s, “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” with over 3,000 votes from BEAT100 users. Rapper and songwriter, Ma’Zek placed second with his original song, “Take Away The Pain”, which received three BEAT100 Awards. Skyla Rayne followed shortly behind with her impressive original song, “Butterfly”, which was written to promote anti-bullying.
Jadd Ryan received his second BEAT100 Music Video Chart victory with his cover of Blake Shelton’s, “God Gave Me You”. His upload received two BEAT100 Gold Music Awards for his impressive performance and professional, high quality video. Wild & Welsh followed shortly behind with just over 3,000 votes on their original song and video, “Stranger”. In the final BEAT100 Music Video Chart compilation of the year, X Contract once again topped the chart with their third release, “Save Your Time”. The video received 3,000 votes and two BEAT100 Gold Awards for their well-written original song and high quality music video. X Contract was followed by 11-year-old Miruna Popescu and her cover of the famous, “I Love Rock n’ Roll”. Emma Lachance placed in third with her cover of Adele’s well-known James Bond theme tune, “Skyfall”.
BE SEEN – BE HEARD – BE REWARDED
By Kelly Donovan