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ARIA Chart Update – Mr Mysterious #6!

May 2 2010 Categorized Under: Charts No Commented

ariachart-logoVanessa Amorosi’s ‘Mr Mysterious’ is this week the 6th highest selling single in Australia! It’s up 7 places from last week at number 13.

We’ll update this post with a full chart update once they are posted on the official ARIA website!


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‘Mr Mysterious’ Video on iTunes

April 27 2010 Categorized Under: Tidbits one Commented

mysterious-vid-2010-03-27-16h34m53s69So you’ve bought the ‘Mr Mysterious’ Single? Already own Vanessa’s ‘Hazardous’ album?
Well why not buy Vanessa’s stunning new video for ‘Mr Mysterious’?

Music Video sales on iTunes count towards the ARIA Singles Chart, so it’s yet another way you can help to support ‘Mr Mysterious’ on the charts!
The video was directed by Stuart Gosling who developed the ‘Motion Cubism’ concept for the clip. It was all put together by ‘Digital Pictures’, who has worked on visual effects for ‘Australia’ and ‘The Pacific’.

The video is available in the iTunes store right now to download in high quality. Check it out in the link below.


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ARIA Chart Update – Mr Mysterious

April 26 2010 Categorized Under: Charts No Commented

ariachart-logoVanessa Amorosi’s ‘Mr Mysterious’ came in at #13 on the ARIA Singles chart this week, and actually has been in the chart for the last three weeks, despite not being released until last Friday. The track has also been the most purchased Australian single for the last 2 weeks.

So how did that happen? Well whenever people buy a ‘single’ track off an album, it now counts as a single sale and the record company can then elect if they wish for it to count towards the single charts.
Mr Mysterious has had a fair bit of promotion the last few weeks, with a performance on ‘Hey Hey It’s Saturday’ and with the track being heavily featured in a ‘Merlin’ promotion for Channel 10. This drove lots of ‘single track’ ‘Mr Mysterious’ sales from Hazardous album, and has kept it quite high in iTunes download chart.

Obviously Universal have allowed it to count in the chart ahead of their scheduled release last Friday, which mean’t the track didn’t have a particularly strong debut (landing in at #50 back on the 18th). But what will be interesting is next weeks charts, when all of the preorders are counted as they shipped during this ARIA chart period. The music video for ‘Mr Mysterious’ has also now been released to buy on iTunes. And Channel 10′s Merlin appears to be continuing to use ‘Mr Mysterious’ in it’s promo’s, with it appearing in the preview for next weeks episode. The track is also currently sitting at #5 on iTunes downloads. So all that combined with preorders should make for an interesting ‘Week 4′ for ‘Mr Mysterious’ on the ARIA Single Charts.

Also Vanessa’s album ‘Hazardous’ re-entered the charts this week, smashing in at #34 from 61 the week before.


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‘Each Tear’ (Mary J Blige ft Vanessa Amorosi) Out Now!

April 26 2010 Categorized Under: Tidbits No Commented

mary_j-_blige_-_stronger_witheach_tearVanessa Amorosi’s duet with Mary J Blige, ‘Each Tear’, has now been officially released to buy on Mary’s album ‘Stronger With Each Tear’. The track originally leaked online a month and a half back, and was destined to become the first single off Mary’s album, with Vanessa having shot a Music Video for the track with Mary (back in January).

This is the last we heard of this project, with no word on the duet for sometime – and despite the single being put on hiatus, Mary’s album was released as originally intended last Friday.

We hope Universal Music have decided to hold back on the duet so as not to affect radio play of Vanessa’s new single ‘Mr Mysterious’, and will still intend on releasing this duet shortly. It would be a shame if it was shelved all together. If anyone has any official news, please let us know!


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Vanessa Amorosi cancels planned AUS gig

April 26 2010 Categorized Under: Appearances 3 Commented

Vanessa has been forced to cancel a forthcoming Australian performance, Brisbane Racing Carnival, in order to head to London to promote her forthcoming UK release.

The Brisbane Racing Club issued the following news this week:

“Vanessa Amorosi has cancelled her live concert in Brisbane due to a Universal Music Recording Agreement which requires her to remain in London next month.

The singer had been booked by the Brisbane Racing Club (BRC) to perform a one hour live concert at the opening of the Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival on May 15 at Doomben Racecourse.

A spokesperson for Premier Artists, booking agent for Vanessa Amorosi, said ““It is very unfortunate that Vanessa Amorosi has been withdrawn from the event due to European record label commitments and impending album release in UK and Europe.”

BRC Chief Operating Officer, Darren Condon, said the Club was understandably disappointed Vanessa Amorosi had cancelled her show.

“It is unfortunate Vanessa Amorosi will not be returning to perform for her Australian fans at the launch of Brisbane’s biggest racing event.”

“I am very pleased to announce however, pop sensation Ricki-Lee has been confirmed to perform at the launch of the Carnival,” said Mr Condon.

Australia’s pop darling, and the former Gold Coast girl, was swiftly snapped up to perform a one hour live show at Racefest on May 15, shortly after the announcement her hit Can’t Touch It features in the new Sex and the City 2 trailer”


Vanessa is also scheduled to perform at the Hopes and Dreams 2010 Foundation Ball in Adelaide on the 8th of May. As yet they have not announced the cancellation of Vanessa, so it is not clear if this will be Vanessa’s last Australian appearance before she heads overseas, or if this performance is also affected by her UK commitments.


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UK radio release confirmed for ‘This Is Who I Am’

April 26 2010 Categorized Under: Tidbits No Commented

this-is-who-i-am-single-artIt has been confirmed that the UK will get ‘This Is Who I Am’ with the track being officially serviced to UK radio 17-MAY-2010.

The full ‘Club Mix’ of ‘Off On My Kiss’ Buzz Junkies Remix was also promoted to UK DJ’s this month, with the track now sitting at #26 on the UK Club Chart.

Source: Christie’s Music News – themusic.com.au


‘Mr Mysterious’ – Out Now!

April 25 2010 Categorized Under: Tidbits No Commented

mrmysterious-artVanessa’s new single, Mr Mysterious, is out now!

Here’s a run down of the tracklists for the releases for Mr Mysterious:

Mr Mysterious – Pre Order 1 – SMS 1999 4487
1/ Mr Mysterious – Single Version
2/ This Is Who I Am – The Lonewolf Version (promoted as ‘Acoustic Version’)


Mr Mysterious – Pre Order 2 – SMS 1995 0500 & Official Website Preorder
1/ Mr Mysterious – Single Version
2/ Mr Mysterious – Dance Dude Macho Club Mix


Mr Mysterious – GetMusic Single / Official Website
1/ Mr Mysterious – Single Version
2/ This Is Who I Am – The Lonewolf Version


Mr Mysterious – iTunes Single
1/ Mr Mysterious – Single Version
2/ Hazardous – Kill Bill Version


Mr Mysterious – Other Digital Releases (1-Track)
1/ Mr Mysterious – Single Version


This is Vanessa’s first digital only release, with her label Universal Music no longer producing Physical CD singles.

Fans have noticed something odd mentioned in Vanessa’s official mailing list:

“Mr Mysterious follows on from the ARIA #1 certified Platinum Single, This Is Who I Am and
the smash hit single Hazardous, and comes with three infectious dance remixes
(Dance Dude
Macho Club Mix), Mr Mysterious (Double Dirty Dub Mix Master), and Mr Mysterious (Sexy RRR
Club Mix Master).
Vanessa Amorosi’s hot new single – Mr Mysterious- out now!”


There is currently no commercial release containing the above mixes, but we know these were promo’d to radio stations nationwide at the beginning of this month. Is there another release not yet made available that will contain these mixes? We can only hope!


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New Street Team Site!

April 13 2010 Categorized Under: Tidbits one Commented

vastreetteam-ecardWe’ve been involved in creating a brand new Vanessa Amorosi Street Team site (hence our lack of updates :( ), which rewards fans for all their support!
Check it out: http://www.vastreetteam.com.

The site currently has Wristbands, Lanyards, CDs and some more exclusive goodies up for grabs, just for supporting Vanessa Amorosi! Look out for some new rewards in the coming weeks.

We think this is a fantastic tool and look forward to you all jumping on board!


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Vanessa to perform on Hey Hey!

April 12 2010 Categorized Under: Tidbits 2 Commented

heyheysaturdayVanessa Amorosi is set to perform her forthcoming single, ‘Mr Mysterious’, this Wednesday on the first episode of the brand new season of ‘Hey Hey it’s Saturday’.

The show recently had two reunion episodes after disappearing from Australian TV screens over 10 years ago.
It is fitting that Vanessa perform on their first formal show of the new series, as she was one of the performers of its “final” episode back in 1999, debuting ‘Have A look’.

Vanessa was discovered back in 1997 by Hey Hey’s ‘Red Faces’ segment producer Jack Strom – who then went on to manage Vanessa’s career for 9 years along with business partner Mark Holden.
Jack was involved with the reunion episodes, and will continue to be ‘Red Faces’ producer for the new season ahead.


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‘Mr Mysterious’ now on YouTube!

March 29 2010 Categorized Under: New Media 7 Commented

The brand new video clip for ‘Mr Mysterious’ has now been officially added to YouTube. Check it out below and be sure to share it on all your friends!

You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video


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‘Mr Mysterious’ Music Video at Media!!

March 27 2010 Categorized Under: New Media 2 Commented

The music video for Vanessa’s new single, ‘Mr Mysterious’, has just been serviced to media around the nation! The clip was first featured Friday morning on the Today Show on Channel 9, and then again on Mornings with Kerri-Anne

The clip was then shown this morning on Video Hits, and can now be seen online as a Take40 exclusive – however Universal themselves have also posted streaming video (see the links below). We hear that it will be added officially to YouTube on Monday.

The video, directed by Stuart Gosling, makes use of his ‘Motion Cubism’ technique in which viewers are transported through multiple shots reconstructed in 3d space. The effect reminds us a lot of Microsoft’s Photosynth technology, where photos are analysed and arranged in 3d space in a similar way. Check out Photosynth by clicking here. The vfx were done in three weeks by Melbourne production house Digital Pictures.

Aside from the amazing post-production work, Vanessa herself looks fantastic – being styled by Melbourne’s Ricky James – who has previously styled a number of Vanessa’s appearances over the last year. Vanessa is seen wearing a daring new lace body suit from American Apparel, a gorgeous white sleeveless dress with white gloves, a beautiful silver dress, and massive diamonte neck and wrist accessories.

Check out our captures below:


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‘Mr Mysterious’ Video Sneak Peek!

March 23 2010 Categorized Under: New Media one Commented

mysterious-sneakVanessa Amorosi’s official Facebook page was updated today to include some stills taken from the forthcoming video for her new single ‘Mr Mysterious’.

On top of that, Take40.com have posted an exclusive video showing the behind the scenes filming of the video clip, including an Interview with Vanessa.

Check out the links below –


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Mr Mysterious Available to PreOrder + Competition!

March 22 2010 Categorized Under: New Media 2 Commented

mysterious-preorderUniversal have launched a preorder for Vanessa Amorosi’s new single, ‘Mr Mysterious’.
You can preorder via SMS (1995 0500 – $2) or online via Vanessa Amorosi’s official website($1.65).

The preorder includes Mr Mysterious along with a new remix of the track by it’s original producers Macho Psycho.
For a two-track release we think this is a pretty great price point.

On top of that, they have also announced a competition for all those who pre-order using one of the methods above – where one lucky person will win a special acoustic party with Vanessa at their house, with lunch, and they can invite three of their friends!

All preorders ship the day of release, 23-APR-2010, and we’re pretty sure preorders will count in that first week ARIA Chart – based on the date the order is fulfilled.

Interestingly, Universal are required to declare a prize value for the competition, for it to comply with the laws set forth by the Office of Liquor Gaming & Racing. Apparently, according to the Terms and Conditions of the competition, an acoustic party with Vanessa is worth $5,000 – I guess we all now know Vanessa’s wedding fee :p


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Mr Mysterious is the most added song to AUS Radio!

March 20 2010 Categorized Under: Charts 5 Commented

aircheckMr Mysterious was the MOST ADDED song to Australian Radio this week, being added to 97 stations nationally. To compare, last September ‘This Is Who I Am’ debuted to radio being added to 93 stations – scoring the 2nd most added song that week.

Here’s the full Top 10, along with how many stations added each track:

01// VANESSA AMOROSI FT. SEANY B – Mr. Mysterious (97)
02// KELLY CLARKSON – Cry (89)
03// ROGUE TRADERS – Would You Raise Your Hands? (60)
04// CHIDDY BANG – Opposite Of Adults (51)
04// GRINSPOON Premonitions (51)
06// BRIAN MCFADDEN FT. KEVIN RUDOLF - Just Say So (47)
07// SWITCHFOOT – Your Love Is A Song (45)
08// JOHN BUTLER TRIO – Close To You (31)
09// CHERYL COLE FT. WILL.I.AM – 3 Words (29)
10// B.O.B. FT. BRUNO MARS – Nothin’ On You (16)


Here’s the full list of stations that have officially added ‘Mr Mysterious’ to their playlists:
NATIONAL
MOOD MEDIA, SATELLITE MUSIC AUSTRALIA / FOXTEL AIR ACTIVE, SBA MUSIC
NSW
104.7, 2AD, 2DAY, 2DU, 2GF, 2HD, 2LF, 2LM, 2MG, 2MO, 2NZ, 2PK, 2RE, 2SM, 2TM, 2VM, 2ZZZ, 100.9, 92.9FM, CLASSIC 102.5 FM, FM 100.3, FM 104.8, GEM FM 1188, HILL FM, MAX FM, NEW FM, NOVA 96.9, NOW FM, NXFM, POWER FM 98.1 MUSWELLBROOK, REAL FM, Roccy FM, ROK FM, SEA FM GOSFORD, SNOW, FM 97.7, STAR FM 93.5 DUBBO, STAR FM ALBURY, STAR FM COFFS HARBOUR, STAR FM GRIFFITH, star fm ORANGE, STAR FM PORT MACQUARIE, STAR FM WAGGA WAGGA, SUPER RADIO NETWORK/2BH, TRIPLE G, ZOO FM
VIC
EDGE FM, FOX FM, STAR FM 94.3 & 97.9, STAR FM BENDIGO, STAR FM MILDURA, STAR FM SHEPPARTON 969
QLD
4GY, 4WK, B105 FM, CFM, HOT FM 103 TOWNSVILLE, HOT FM 103.5 CAIRNS, HOT FM 107.9, HOT FM 95.9, HOT FM EMERALD, Hot FM Gladstone, HOT FM MACKAY, HOT FM ROMA, HOTISA HOT FM 102.5, MAREEBA, HOT FM 97.9, RADIO 97 AM, SEA FM 91.9, SEA FM FRASER COAST & BUNDABERG, SEA FM GOLD COAST
SA
FLOW FM, MIX 102.3FM, SAFM 107.1, STAR FM LIMESTONE
WA
92.9 PERTH, Hot FM Albany, Hot FM Busselton, Hot FM Collie, NOVA 93.7, R E D FM, WA FM KARRATHA, WA HOT FM BRIDGETOWN, WA HOT fm bunbury, WA HOT FM ESPERANCE, WA HOT FM KALGOORLIE, WA HOT FM MERREDIN, WA HOT FM NARROGIN, WA HOT FM NORTHAM
TAS
Sea FM BURNIE 101.7, SEA FM HOBART, SEA FM Scottsdale
NT
HOT 100
COMMUNITY
89.7 FM, 99.7FM, TRIPLE H Hornsby, WA HOT FM KATANNING



And finally we’re going to CALL OUT the stations that did not add ‘Mr Mysterious’ this week, that we think could have, based on the music they play:
2WEB 585, 973 FM, FM 104.7, HOT FM NETWORK, POWER FM BALLARAT, RADIO UPPER MURRAY, RAW FM, SKY, SPIRIT 621AM, SPIRIT NETWORK KARRATHA


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Mary fans fall in love with Vanessa duet!

March 14 2010 Categorized Under: Tidbits one Commented

It’s now been a couple of days since ‘Each Tear’ leaked online, and a number of Mary J Blige fans have fallen in love with Vanessa’s voice – most are from the states and have not heard any of Vanessa’s previous releases.

Here’s a few choice quotes we found on a popular Mary J Blige forum:

  • By mjbluv – Mar 12 2010 – “VANESSA WENT THE FUCK IN!!!!! I LOVE THIS ONE!!!!!!!”

  • By Me&MaryJTUFF – Mar 12 2010 – ” I do toooooooooooo i knew she was gun’ do something crazy vocally.. because i already knew she was a powerhouse vocalist.. but damnnn im still shocked n amazed..”

  • By J-Ronn – Mar 12 2010 – “wow, that vanessa chic has PIPES!”

  • By cardier_blige – Mar 12 2010 – “uhhh… Mary needs to pull a chaka kahn move and go in and re-record her vocals.. No this amorosi chick didnt try to turn her ish up and outshine mary “

  • By REALmatic® – Mar 12 2010 – “*shocked* Dang Vanessa!”

  • By Ra – Mar 12 2010 – “yeah man. i dont know who she is but she is SANGIN!”

  • By MANNY G. BLIGE – Mar 12 2010 – “*shocked* NO THIS BITCH DIDNT!”

  • By MANNY G. BLIGE – Mar 12 2010 – “MARY SHOULDA SLAPPED THE SHIT OUTTA HER FOR TRYNA BRING IT… I LIKE IT *big grin*”

  • By Ra – Mar 12 2010 – “i tell u, its alot better than all those other ones.. their voices actually sound good together!”

  • By REALmatic® – Mar 12 2010 – “she really brought the song to life!”

  • By Kelvin_Giftedsoul – Mar 12 2010 – “PEOPLE ALL EXCITED OVER TWO PARTS OF THE SONG!! THE NOTE AT THE END OF THE BRIDGE AND THE RUN TOWARDS THE END OF THE SONG!! SHE DEF CAN SING!! “

  • By Kendal Logan – Mar 12 2010 – “The song has life in it now. Glad Mary didn’t feel the need to go in and re-record it. She let home-girl shine. “

  • By mjbluv – Mar 12 2010 – “THIS BITCH CAME FOR MARY IN HER OWN DAMN SONG”

  • By Big D – Mar 12 2010 – “Vanessa really got the pipes and her & Mary did a wonderful job.”

  • By cardier_blige – Mar 12 2010 – “if she’s {Mary’s} trying to put herself out there over seas she needs to at least sound as good as the artist thats on the song with her.. other wise, its doing nothing for marys career and is only boosting vanessas… cause at this point, it looks like she came on marys song and slayed her…..she came, she sang, she conquered!”

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